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  • Let's call it patriotism

    04/18/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Christian Mercenary ^ | 4/18/14 | T. L. Davis
    A government unloosed from its authorizing document, in open revolt against the principles laid out and defined therein, with the will, intent and ability to execute citizens for trivial offenses, basically parking tickets (oops, forgot to feed the meter on the cattle) is, by definition, a domestic terrorist. The politicians and agents involved in such criminal activity as theft of property (water rights in U.S. v Hage a similar, but much more egregious case than the issue with Cliven Bundy) involving the BLM, determined by the judge to be involved in a criminal conspiracy is the definition of domestic terrorists....
  • AL:Birmingham woman shoots ex-boyfriend hiding in her basement

    12/29/2013 9:18:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | Amber Roberson
    A Birmingham woman shot an ex-boyfriend who she found hiding in her house last night. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, the 32-year-old female called authorities around 7 p.m. yesterday to tell them that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house and she had shot him. The victim says she went to her basement to smoke, when she realized that her ex-boyfriend was in the basement. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, before chasing her around the basement. The woman took a gun from her pocket and shot the 34-year-old in the leg. When he...
  • Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work (*FBI*)

    11/23/2013 6:32:23 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | SHANE HARRIS
    This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch. With every fresh leak, the world learns more about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive and controversial surveillance apparatus. Lost in the commotion has been the story of the NSA's indispensable partner in its global spying operations: an obscure, clandestine unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that, even for a surveillance agency, keeps a low profile. When the media and members of Congress say the NSA spies on Americans, what they really mean is that the FBI helps the NSA do it, providing a...
  • PA:Man fatally shoots girlfriend's ex in Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh police say

    10/21/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 20 October, 2013 | Bill Zlatos
    A woman's boyfriend fatally shot the armed ex-boyfriend who attacked her in her Brighton Heights home early Sunday, Pittsburgh police said. The Allegheny County Medical's Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Curtis Edmonds, 37, of Brighton Heights. Police did not identify the shooter or the woman. The shooter, a 39-year-old man from Penn Hills, was not charged. (snip) Online court records did not show any protection from abuse orders filed against Edmonds. He had convictions on his record related to drugs and possessing a firearm despite previous felonies. He arrived early Sunday, confronted her and forced his way in....
  • NV:Man identified in attempted North Las Vegas murder-suicide(armed neighbor saves wounded wife)

    10/16/2013 9:28:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jrn.com ^ | 12 October, 2013 | Stacy Gualandi
    The preliminary investigation indicates the husband and wife were separated. The woman went to her former home to exchange some sort of property. A dispute erupted and the husband shot the wife. She made it into the front yard before collapsing. A neighbor, armed with a handgun, rescued the woman from the yard and moved her to safety.
  • The Big Cover Up – Why Obama Really Wants to Go to War in Syria

    09/14/2013 3:57:53 PM PDT · by plsjr · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12 Sept 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That is the answer to the questions “Why Syria? Why now? How does this benefit America?” Obama’s war is a desperate attempt to keep his own most loyal supporters from noticing that his policies have ruined their lives and set their economic progress back decades. His policies have sent black Americans in particular hurtling back to the days of poverty and racial inequality. Obama is desperate to keep his own voters from noticing he is the worst thing to happen to them in their lifetimes. His socialist policies don’t solve poverty, they cause poverty. And it’s no surprise. Socialism, income...
  • Did Any of You Bloggers Ever Wonder Why You Were Getting So Many Hits From Google HQ...?

    09/13/2013 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Why all the monitoring when you're a good boy/girl,  following TOS...  Well, here's your answer: likely it wasn't Google at all, rather highly-politicized NSA snoops, hiding in the grass like the venomous snakes they are: __________________________________________________________ ...the US National Security Agency had apparently impersonated Google on at least one occasion to gather data on people.... Brazilian site Fantastico obtained and published a document leaked by Edward Snowden, which diagrams how a "man in the middle attack" involving Google was apparently carried out. A technique commonly used by hackers, a MITM attack involves using a fake security certificate to pose as a...
  • UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband

    09/10/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 99 replies
    Guns Save Lives Website ^ | 10 Sept | Dan Cannon at Guns Save Lives
    UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband September 10 2013 by Dan Cannon Yesterday, we, along with the every other website in the world, reported that George Zimmerman was being questioned by police over a potential domestic disturbance with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman. During initial reports, Shellie’s comments to a 911 operator were widely publicized in which she said Zimmerman was making threats while having his hand on a firearm. Police did not recover a firearm during the incident, and both Shellie and her father (who was allegedly hit by George Zimmerman) declined to...
  • Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’

    08/27/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 143 replies
    storyleak.com ^ | August 26th, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 26th, 2013 Updated 08/26/2013 at 1:10 am High level government documents reveal that the Pentagon is preparing in full force for ‘large scale economic meltdown’ and massive revolt via the US public — exactly what we are criticized for doing. pentagon-economic-collapse-riotsYou see the Pentagon and agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) are in full scale emergency readiness in their own words for ‘cataclysmic’ events that are believed to ultimately ignite riots in the face of chaos and economic collapse, and it’s all out in the open....
  • Former Marine Colonel To Town Council: 'You're Building A Domestic Army; Are You Blind?'

    08/15/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 8/15/13 | Twana Blevins
    Every day it seems more like the "war on terror" is at home in the U.S. rather than abroad in a foreign country. Whether it's the NSA denying they scoop domestic communications while their chief tells hackers "we're looking for the terrorist among us," or it's the growing militarization and equipping of domestic police forces, it seems more and more crows keep coming home to roost. Well, one former Marine colonel has had about enough. In a rousing confrontation at a local council meeting in Concord, NH, he calls out his government for facilitating what he feels is a needless...
  • Obama: 'We Don’t Have a Domestic Spying Program'

    08/06/2013 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama tells comedian Jay Leno that "We don’t have a domestic spying program." He made the comment during a taping of Leno's TV show. Obama also says the U.S. is not overreacting by closing some U.S. embassies for a week. The president tells Leno, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately." And the president says of Russia's Putin, "There are times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality. What I continually say to them and to President Putin, that’s...
  • Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    06/19/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    poststar.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Bill Toscano
    DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot. Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said. “He came to kill her, and who knows,...
  • TX:Man claims self defense in deadly shooting

    06/19/2013 5:29:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    woai.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO - A 52-year-old man says two men approached and threatened him before he fired several gun shots. According to police, the man and his girlfriend got into an argument at the man's home on Dullnig Court around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Neighbors say when the girlfriend left and returned with her two sons, things got out of hand. "It's reported that they started smashing his vehicle with 2x4's," said San Antonio Police Spokesperson Sgt. Javier Salazar. Police say after smashing the windows, the two brothers threatened the boyfriend. That's when multiple shots were fired. The medical examiner's office confirmed...
  • Top Spy: 'Single Analyst' Cannot 'Eavesdrop on Domestic Communications Without Proper Legal

    06/16/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/16/13 | Daniel Halper
    In a Sunday evening statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Public Affairs Office released this statement, meant to clear up information on the National Security Agency’s data program "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress. Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used to target Americans anywhere in the world," the full statement reads.
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • BREAKING: Woman Arrested For Ricin Letters To Obama, MAIG; Guns Not Involved

    06/07/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    TTAG ^ | 7 June, 2013 | Chris Dumm
    FBI agents arrested Shannon Elizabeth Guess Richardson (pictured) this morning in connection with the ricin-tainted letters sent to the White House and the offices of Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. According to NPR (yes, that NPR) her husband and original person of interest Nathan Richardson has been cleared of suspicion. The FBI now believes that Shannon sent the poison letters as part of a plot to frame her husband and divorce him, and that the letters’ rants about gun control were a red herring. That’s right: guns, racism and gun control had nothing to do with the poisoned letters....
  • Media-backed "PolitiFact Ohio" tries, fails to disprove BFA Chairman Jim Irvine

    06/07/2013 12:29:13 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 6 June, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    Last month, State Rep. Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) introduced House Bill 160, a gun control bill that would force any person named in a domestic violence protection order to surrender their firearms to law enforcement within 24 hours. We quickly pointed out the many flaws with Hagan's proposal, including the fact that, by statistics Hagan himself cited, 20% of women who are killed by an "intimate partner" had previously obtained a "protection" order against their eventual killer.When asked to comment on the proposal, Buckeye Firearms Associatio Chairman Jim Irvine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that HB 160 a "failed idea.""The idea...
  • UT:Aposhian facing fourth charge after alleged domestic violence

    05/30/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Mark Green and Scott McKane
    SALT LAKE CITY — A well-known Utah gun rights advocate was booked into jail on three charges Monday, and on Wednesday police added a fourth charge.Clark Aposhian was arrested and charged following an incident outside the home of his ex-wife, and the most recent charge to be added is domestic violence in the presence of a child.Sgt. Mark Askerlund, Cottonwood Heights Police Department, described the allegations against Aposhian.“In this particular case it’s alleged Mr. Aposhian threatened to bury his ex-wife and her new husband or boyfriend, so that’s a threat.” (snip) Aposhian’s attorney, Mitch Vilos, issued a statement that said...
  • What the ARGUS Drone Camera's 6" Resolution Can See From 17,000 ft...

    05/29/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    They call it 'AUTONOMOUS REAL-TIME GROUND UBIQUITOUS SURVEILLANCE-IMAGING SYSTEM' for a reason!!! Rumors of an experimental 1.8-gigapixel surveillance video camera in development at DARPA -the ARGUS-IS- first surfaced in 2009. But PBS this year got hold of some actual video feeds- and they are indeed chilling. All it takes now is one lone unit circling an area half the size of Manhattan (at cca 15-20,000 ft.) to provide comprehensive video surveillance of every single inch. They are running a program on the moving objects, meaning generating structured data out of the video, not just displaying still/moving pictures. Just imagine drone-loving Dear Leader with a few hundred of these at...
  • FL:Deputies: Lakeland mother shoots, kills son in self-defense

    05/18/2013 8:52:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Saundra Weathers
    LAKELAND --  A Lakeland mother shot her son in self-defense on Friday night, deputies said. According to reports, 86-year-old Nancy Pennypacker told deputies she had shot her son, William Pennypacker, 64, in self-defense after he punched her in the face and fired a gun at her. Deputies said moments later the two began shooting at each other, leaving Nancy with a bullet wound that shot through her finger to her shoulder.William Pennypacker was found dead inside the home at Citrus Woods Estates off Orange Blossom Circle in Lakeland. Nancy’s long time friend and neighbor, Sue Robbins, wasn't surprised and said...
  • US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

    05/13/2013 4:30:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 21 replies
    engadget ^ | May 10th, 2013 | Joseph Volpe
    The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that out for a new cryogenic tank and delivery system that relies on the liquid stuff; a choice made for the element's increased density. With that one significant change in place, the craft was able to outperform its last endurance run of 26 hours and two minutes by almost double, lasting 48...
  • What Next After Boston?

    04/23/2013 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    The last time there was a terrorist attack on America, we got the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Each entity has spent billions to keep us safe, but neither could stop two brothers, Tamerlan, a permanent resident, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a newly minted U.S. citizen, who lived in America and, reportedly, became radicalized jihadists, from killing and maiming innocent people at the Boston Marathon last week. According to Dana Priest and William M. Arkin of The Washington Post, "Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and...
  • Paul: Drones would have been OK in Boston manhunt

    04/23/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-23-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    An important clarification from Senator Rand Paul, who made headlines for a rare talking filibuster challenging Barack Obama to explain the difference between using drones against American citizens overseas and using them in the United States. Neil Cavuto asked Paul about the distinction yesterday in light of the manhunt for American citizen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday, in which a drone or two with real-time infrared downlook capabilities above Watertown might have saved a little time. Paul told Cavuto that this wasn’t the use to which he objected: “If there’s a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against...
  • Police say man shot by Federal Way officers responsible for slaying of 4

    04/23/2013 6:02:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 22 April, 2013 | NA
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police said a man shot and killed by officers in Federal Way first shot and killed his girlfriend and then fatally shot three men at an apartment complex. Investigators said they believe the series of slayings began with a domestic violence incident in which the man first fatally shot his girlfriend in the head at their shared apartment in the complex. He then left their apartment armed with a shotgun. Once outside the apartment he encountered two men. Police said he shot both of them. The resident of another apartment in the building, a 62-year-old man,...
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...
  • Billings woman fends off intruder using gun

    04/16/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    billingsgazette.com ^ | 16 April, 2013 | Greg Tuttle
    Prosecutors say a Billings woman used a gun to fend off an intruder who forced his way inside her home through a back door. The man was later arrested and is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on a $100,000 bond. Travis Bridger Soderberg, 38, has been charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He is expected to be arraigned on the charges in District Court next week. According to charging documents, a woman called police shortly after 8 p.m. on April 6 to report an intruder at her home. The woman, identified only by her initials in...
  • SC:Suspect Shot After Kicking In Front Door Of Residence

    03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Staff
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner shot a suspect after he kicked in his front door. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at 532 Hwy 14 in Landrum. Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side, the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner. The suspect has been identified as Dakota Hester. Authorities say he kicked in the door, assaulted his wife then proceeded upstairs. Deputies say the homeowner, Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door. Deputies say Hester kicked open the door and then was shot by Wofford.
  • Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting

    02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    NORMAN, Okla.—The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense. Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight. While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting. Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time. After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
  • MT:Whitefish shooting: Woman released, likely acted in self-defense, chief says

    02/06/2013 10:04:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    helenair.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | AP
    KALISPELL — Police in Whitefish continue to investigate a weekend shooting death while the woman who reportedly told neighbors she shot her boyfriend has been released from custody.
  • Couples Who Share the Housework Are More Likely To Divorce, Study Finds

    02/01/2013 6:44:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 1,2013 | Henry Samuel
    n what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality in the Home”. The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families...
  • Deputies: Man fatally shot after clinging to top of car for 10-miles

    01/28/2013 3:22:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    Nikki Y. McNeil, 33, was trying to leave an Ocala residence Saturday evening when Lamark D. Tucker Sr., 36, her ex-boyfriend -- and father of her three children -- took away both McNeil’s car keys and cell phone, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. McNeil then used spare keys to leave, but as McNeil pulled away, Lamark jumped onto the hood of the car and held on while continually threatening McNeil as she drove nearly ten miles, the release stated. McNeil, deputies said, stopped at least twice asking people for help.
  • UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot at South Denby Avenue home(IN)

    12/26/2012 11:48:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A 79-year-old Evansville man shot and killed a 19-year-old who was attacking his granddaughter, Evansville Police said in a news release. Davon Obryant Gee was pronounced dead at a home in the 500 block of South Denby Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office. The name of man who shot and killed Gee has not been released by police because the man has not been charged with a crime, according to city police officials. Police said Gee got into an argument with a 17-year-old girl at the Denby Avenue home on Sunday evening. Gee...
  • 1 shot after man attempts to intervene in couple's argument, police say(UT)

    12/08/2012 5:10:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | David Self Newlin
    WEST JORDAN — What appeared to be a fight between a couple turned into a much more serious shooting after an armed neighbor apparently tried to intervene. Police say a they were called to the shooting at about 1 a.m. A man was arguing with his girlfriend in a car just outside the Woodgate apartment complex at 3581 W. Cobble Ridge Drive. As the argument got more heated, a man walking his dog passed by, saw the argument, and asked the female if she needed help, according to West Jordan officer J.C. Holt. An ensuing argument between the two men...
  • North Dakota sheriff gets drone license

    12/06/2012 8:02:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-6-12 | ap
    The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department has received a federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a law enforcement tool across 16 northeastern North Dakota counties. The drone carries a camera and no weapons. It weighs 2 pounds and can easily be carried in a squad car. The drone could have many uses, Sheriff Bob Rost said. Those could include finding lost children or escaped prisoners, monitoring a hazardous material spill or checking flood conditions, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
  • Son Shoots Father, Saves Mother (VIDEO) (FL)

    12/04/2012 6:20:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Daniel Terrill
    A Florida teen armed with a handgun shot and killed his father, and in turn prevented his mother from being strangled on Nov. 24. Although the evening ended in tragedy, it seemed to have started pleasant enough as a small group of family and friends gathered around a bonfire outside the family's home near Tampa. But the tone changed sometime around 10 p.m. when the mother Jill Thorpe, 35, went inside their mobile home and her husband Christopher Thorpe, 36, followed suit, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The couple began arguing inside the house and the fight quickly...
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • Drones are coming, raising national security questions, expert says

    11/14/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-14-12 | Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
    The unmanned aerial vehicles have become a mainstay of the U.S. military. In combat zones, the pilotless craft perform everything from surveillance to missile strikes against U.S. enemies in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now, just as our troops are coming home, so is their most advanced technology. And it's bringing with it a cargo of safety, privacy and civil liberty concerns. Benjamin Wittes, a Washington, D.C., national security analyst, has been asking that what-now question and expects to pose it to Minnesota leaders at the second annual Robotics Alley conference in Edina, Thursday, Nov. 15 -- a conference designed to...
  • Prosecutor's Office: Intruder shot in self defense(IN)

    11/08/2012 5:22:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 7 November, 2012 | NA
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A spokesperson with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says an intruder who was fatally shot on the city's west side on Oct. 26 was shot in a case of self defense. Police received a call that someone had kicked in the door of a residence in the 7600 block of Wyckford Court. Officers found one person fatally shot and IMPD later identified him as Clint Anderson , 31. Police officials say there were children at the home, but none were injured. The Prosecutor’s Office says the shooter was not the ex-girlfriend who had a protective order against...
  • Montana's Castle Doctrine and the Case of Brice Harper

    10/24/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | 24 October, 2012 | NA
    By Reason Foundation, Wed, October 24, 2012 Critics of "castle doctrine" laws are blaming Montana's for the decision not to prosecute Brice Harper, who shot and killed Dan Fredenberg last month during a confrontation over Harper's affair with Fredenberg's wife. But as with the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, it is not clear why the legal provisions cited by the law's detractors are relevant. According to Harper, an enraged (but unarmed) Fredenburg charged into the garage at Harper's home in Kalispell on the night of September 22 "like he was on a mission." In an October 9 letter explaining why...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Rock-salt shooter acted in self-defense(CA)

    10/20/2012 8:17:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    calaverasenterprise.com ^ | 19 October, 2012 | Joel Metzger
    While Jimmy Terry fights for his life at a hospital in Modesto, his uncle Robert will not be charged with felony assault, as the District Attorney’s Office deemed he acted in self-defense when he shot his nephew in the stomach from 15 feet away Sunday. Sheriff’s investigators are aware Jimmy Blake Terry, 25, suffered significant injuries and is expected to have an extended stay in the hospital, Calaveras County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Hewitt said, adding the hospital has not released any further information. According to sheriff’s reports, Terry, who is wanted for parole violations, confronted his uncle Robert at a...
  • "They" Really Are Spying on You!

    10/03/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT · by GeronL · 71 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-03-2012 | geronl
    A Senate Homeland Security subcommittee reviewed more than 600 unclassified reports over a one-year period and concluded that most had nothing to do with terrorism. (Associated Posers)- WASHINGTON DC- Walter Travis, of Travers City, Michigan had just forgot to put the gas cap back on his Chevy Malibu. He was pulled over within a few minutes of being back on the road by a DHS officer. The officer informed him of the gas cap and that this could have EPA fines as a consequence. “How did you know about the gas cap when I didn't?” he asked “We know everything...
  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    10/03/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-2-12 | MATT APUZZO and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON—A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department...
  • Iowa man, 18, acquitted in shooting of another man

    10/01/2012 8:11:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    qctimes.com ^ | 30 September, 2012 | NA
    An 18-year-old Keokuk man has been acquitted for shooting another man while trying to protect his mother during an argument this summer. The Hawk-Eye reports ( http://bit.ly/OxwQpF) a jury found Colton Dobson not guilty on Thursday after a three-day trial. He had been charged with willfully injuring 27-year-old Tim Mondon with a shotgun on July 14.
  • Gunman dies from gunshot wounds(UT)

    09/23/2012 5:52:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Andrew Wittenberg
    KAYSVILLE — A suspected gunman has died from gunshot wounds after a shooting that left another man in critical condition. Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, a gunman at Francis Peak Apartments, located at 600 West Mutton Hollow Road in Kaysville, shot 51-year-old maintenance manager Steve Bailey multiple times, "emptying the clip" and critically wounding him. Witnesses report that Bailey witnessed a domestic dispute between a man and woman in a common area of the apartment complex and tried to intervene when the man shot Bailey at close range. Police report that an armed witness shot at the gunman, but it...
  • No charges to be filed after man shot in chest in Warren(ME)

    09/21/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Stephen Betts
    WARREN, Maine — There will be no charges filed in connection with an Aug. 7 incident in which a 47-year-old man was shot in the chest at a home in Warren. District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau said Thursday in a written statement that the decision to decline prosecution was based solely on the application of Maine law regarding the use of deadly force. “The decision is not intended to and does not contain any opinion on whether other actions could have been taken which might have eliminated the need to use deadly force,” Rushlau stated. The district attorney said it would...
  • McDonald County Jury Says Man Acted In Self-Defense

    09/10/2012 11:18:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ktts.com ^ | 9 September, 2012 | Joe Rios
    PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A 32-year-old man has been acquitted of fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend and wounding another man in southwest Missouri.
  • Police investigate fatal shooting(TN)

    09/07/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    columbiadailyherald.com ^ | 5 September,2012 | KELSEY COCHRAN
    A Highland Avenue woman shot and killed a man who had broken into her home and was attacking another man, Columbia police said. Prudence Spencer, who lives at 1503 Highland Ave., told police Thomas Darnell Moore forced his way into her residence by kicking in the front door about 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, Lt. Jeremy Alsup said. Moore began assaulting Terrance Hill, who was in the residence with Spencer, Alsup said. Spencer shot Moore to defend Hill. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene, Alsup said. Spencer and Hill fled to a neighbor’s house and called 911, Alsup said. The firearm,...
  • Prosecutor: Sandy apartment shooting self-defense(UT)

    09/04/2012 5:19:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 3 September,2012 | AP
    SANDY, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County's top prosecutor says a 35-year-old man who shot and killed an intruder at a Sandy apartment was justified in using deadly force. Priest Jemelle Mitchell is being cleared in shooting of 41-year-old Brendon Saunders at the Windmill Cove Apartments on June 30.
  • Police: Woman kills boyfriend in self-defense(TN)

    08/31/2012 1:10:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    kpho.com ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Anne McCloy
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The preliminary investigation into a fatal shooting near Fisk University on Thursday night reveals the incident may have been in self-defense. Police said Deverya Rose, 23, admitted to shooting her boyfriend Christopher T. Sims, 25, at an apartment on Blank Street. Rose told police she and Sims were involved in a violent altercation during which, she said, Sims put a gun to her head and grabbed her by the hair. Rose said while pushing her head to the floor, Sims laid the gun down. She picked the gun up and fired it, hitting Sims in the...