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  • Ending to a Chaotic Walmart Shootout Just Did a Lot for the ‘Good Guys with Guns’ Argument

    06/28/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KTRH - Independent Journal ^ | 6-27-16 | Parker Lee
    On Sunday, a peaceful Maine afternoon turned into a scene like something from an action movie, when gunfire erupted in a Walmart parking lot. According to Augusta police, the occupants of two vehicles parked alongside one another were arguing over money when they suddenly began exchanging a barrage of bullets. However, it wasn’t long before — as WGME reports — a pair of bystanders stepped in, ending the chaotic situation before it could turn into something far more tragic.
  • Johnny Manziel Lawyer Accidentally Sends Text To AP, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean - Plea Deal

    06/24/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI/AP ^ | 3-24-2016 | Schuyler Dixon
    Schuyler Dixon June 24, 2016 DALLAS (AP) - An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors, but suggested that could be tricky. "Heaven help us if one of the...
  • Libertarians Hope Town Hall Will Attract More Voter Support

    06/22/2016 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The Libertarian Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees will get their best shot to convince voters they should be considered seriously for the White House at an hourlong prime-time town hall Wednesday on CNN. But political observers say that to move the needle much, Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld, are going to have to show a more conventional side that the public doesn’t always associate with libertarians.
  • Some Blame Guns, Republicans over Islam for Orlando Attack

    06/20/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Risk and Reward with Deidre Bolton ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ami Horowitz
    Another video showing how shockingly mentally disconnected the PC Liberal/Progressive mind is. The maker of this video is Ami Horowitz. I never heard of him but his video is stunning. His video is three days old but was on FBN today.
  • Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops

    06/20/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 06/20/2016 | Chris Geidner
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-weakens-protections-against-unconstitutional-p?utm_term=.bsYgvzddN#.tlERGMqqX Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops The 5-3 decision prompts a sharp rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who writes that those targeted by police “warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere.” Originally posted on Jun. 20, 2016, at 12:16 p.m. Updated on Jun. 20, 2016, at 1:07 p.m. BuzzFeed News Reporter Chris Geidner/BuzzFeed WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for police to get evidence admitted in a prosecution even if that evidence was obtained after an unconstitutional stop. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court that...
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • In a Mass Shooting, Wait and Die? Or Fight Back?

    06/17/2016 6:03:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Regarding the Orlando shooting, notice how quickly the media pivoted from the culpability of a sexually repressed Muslim Afghan registered Democrat mass murderer to an assault on firearms? Forget Islam and jihad and the Obama administration's resolute determination to fundamentally change the nature of the United States by importing as many Muslims from alien, anti-Christian and anti-Western cultures as possible. The real problem, in their view, is gun violence: The mass shootings that have terrorized America have led to a new focus on how to survive them. Though far from an exact science, these efforts are based on a disturbing...
  • Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

    06/09/2016 1:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent crime and suicide among 81,704 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties over 10 years starting in 2002. Over that time, 254 study subjects committed suicide -- nearly four times the average suicide rate of the general adult...
  • Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    05/25/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | May 25, 2016 | Christy Turner
    NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. Authorities at the Port of Nogales said they stopped a woman for further inspection after she crossed through a pedestrian gate on May 20. The 23-year-old claimed to have a bag of burritos, but a CPB narcotics-detection canine led officers to more than $3,000 worth of meth, authorities said.
  • Border Patrol Locked out of Indian Reservation Known for Mexican Drug Trafficking

    05/24/2016 1:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 24, 2016
    An Indian reservation along the Mexican border is prohibiting the Border Patrol from entering its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).” Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that the road in the southeast corner of the reservation has been cordoned off by a barbed wired gate to keep officers out. A hand-written cardboard sign reading “Closed, Do Not Open” has been posted on the fence. “This is the location used most for trafficking drugs into the country,” a Border Patrol source told JW, adding...
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms

    05/23/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning - and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. - directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It’s still unclear if he purposely jumped or lost his balance and fell out of the window.
  • Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

    05/17/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Jackie Calmes
    A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story still circulates within the business community of this historic port city. But the problem has gotten worse. All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can...
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • Seattle's homeless emergency episode 2: SHARE/WHEEL The homeless mafia

    05/13/2016 11:22:10 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    Shocking isn't it? Tent cities, refugee camps, they are all over America but in Seattle they are considered the norm. Today as of the writing of this article, one such tent city has been erected over Seattle city hall. It is illegally established and yet city hall not only tolerates it but is using taxpayer funds to promote it. They have but one demand. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! The Tent city, dubbed Tent City 6 is run by two organizations of militant homeless bums called SHARE/WHEEL. Share stands for Seattle Housing and Resource effort. Wheel stands for Women's Housing, Equality...
  • Stoned Drivers Are Killing More and More Innocent Victims

    05/12/2016 3:24:15 PM PDT · by milton23 · 66 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Cully Stimson
    According to the Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, the incidents of marijuana-impaired driving are increasing dramatically. Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Marijuana is big business in Washington state. There are more marijuana businesses than Starbucks in Washington state (despite the fact that Starbucks was founded in Seattle). The traffic safety organization AAA has its own reports on marijuana use among drivers in fatal crashes, and the picture is equally bleak.
  • 4 dead, at least 14 wounded in Chicago shootings

    05/12/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2016 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Four people were killed and at least 14 people have been wounded in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including a triple fatal shooting in Englewood and five people shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood. A man and two women were shot to death during a domestic-related incident in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 50-year-old man, his 30-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old sister-in-law were in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when a known man fired shots at them during a domestic-related incident. The shooting happened inside and outside of a home on the...
  • Judge OKs U.S. extradition of Mexican drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman

    05/09/2016 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Miguel Angel Gutierrez
    A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison on the U.S. border. He faces charges ranging from money laundering to drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder in cities that include Chicago, Miami and New York. Juan Pablo Badillo, one of Guzman's lawyers, said his client's legal situation was still being processed and that to extradite him now would be a violation of his human rights.
  • Oh, It's Not A Racket? (Pharmacology)

    05/09/2016 7:13:29 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 87 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 9, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Oh yes it is. "My parents were just vacationing in Europe (they go often so they're aware of how stuff works). My mom is diabetic and had a shortage of insulin while in France, they went to the drugstore and she showed the bottle of Humalog which is what she uses in the United States and the price in the United States is around $240 a bottle which is charged to her Medicare and insurance and can only be prescribed by her doctor." "The pharmacist recognized the bottle and without having to go to a doctor sold her a bottle...
  • Deputy Shot And Killed In Shootout (Colorado)

    02/24/2016 11:29:53 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 2/24/2016 | unknown
    A Park County deputy was shot and killed during a shootout with a suspect at a home in Bailey. Two other deputies, also with Park County, were injured. Their injuries are not life threatening. The Park County Sheriff's Office says the shootout involved the three deputies and one suspect. The suspect was also shot and killed.
  • Awash in Mexican heroin

    04/29/2016 1:43:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 53 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 24 April 2016 | Mike Gallagher
    When federal officials talk about a flood of heroin entering the country, they are not exaggerating. In recent years the amount of heroin produced in Mexico has more than doubled – from less than 60 tons to more than 140 tons last year. It’s cheap. It’s plentiful. And all of it is destined for buyers in the United States. [snip]New Mexico, as a border state, is a transit state for all drugs coming north from Mexico, whether the drugs are smuggled into California, Arizona or through the ports of entry in southern New Mexico or El Paso.
  • Smoking dead scorpions is the latest addiction in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    04/29/2016 4:25:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    Dawn, Pakistan ^ | Apr 08, 20162 | Izhar Ullah
    “I started scorpion smoking in the mid-'60s,” recalls 74-year-old Sohbat Khan. It was during General Ayub Khan’s era, and Khan was only 20 years old. He would frequent the famous Jalil Kabab house in Peshawar, which is how he met the vendor who sold scorpions worth Re 1 or Rs 2 right next to the eatery. The men got their supply from the Matani area, which is rich in scorpions because of its insufferably hot weather. Khan says he has quit smoking scorpions. His eyes are sunken from years of addiction, and his pale face and hollow cheeks betray a...
  • John McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Major Drug Bust

    04/28/2016 8:37:16 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Law enforcement authorities arrested a member of the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign team and her live-in boyfriend on Tuesday as a search of their home revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the same living in the same living space as small children.
  • John McCain fundraiser arrested in Phoenix meth lab bust

    04/27/2016 3:12:32 PM PDT · by knak · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/27/16 | staff
    PHOENIX --A Phoenix woman who has worked for top Arizona Republicans and as a consultant arranging fundraisers for Sen. John McCain is facing numerous felony drug charges after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided her home. Sheriff's spokesman Det. Doug Matteson says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was arrested Tuesday afternoon after her live-in boyfriend signed for a package containing more than 250 grams of Ecstasy. The couple shares the home with two children. Authorities were first alerted to possible drug activity by the parcel in transit from the Netherlands, reports the Arizona Republic. Undercover detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors raided the north-central...
  • Connection unknown between marijuana grow sites and Pike Co. family massacre

    04/25/2016 6:41:41 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 32 replies
    WCPO ^ | 4/25/16 | Pat LaFleur
    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — Investigators are remaining tight-lipped about whether there’s a connection between the massacre of eight Pike County family members Friday and three marijuana "grow operations" found near their homes. Ohio Attorney General announced over the weekend that investigators found “sophisticated” marijuana grow sites spread across three of the four locations where eight members of the family were found shot to death “execution-style.”... Were these “executions” motivated or enabled by the drug trade?... Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader told reporters Sunday that he knew the Rhoden family well -- bust did not know they were involved in any...
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • The Final Destruction of the US Southern Border?

    04/25/2016 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Sher Zieve
    Longest Drug Tunnel Under U.S.-Mexico Border Unearthed I first interviewed Dave Stoddard in 2006. With the ObamaGov having vigorously stepped up its efforts to complete the destruction of our country via invasion from and by illegals from foreign powers, I thought it a good time to visit again with him.
  • Ohio attorney general: Slayings of 8 'pre-planned execution

    04/24/2016 5:42:11 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 50 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/24/2016 | Ann Sanner
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio "was a pre-planned execution" and the investigation will be lengthy, the state's attorney general told reporters Sunday... Authorities said it was clear that the Rhoden family was targeted, and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said he's told relatives to be armed. Reader said he did not believe there was a safety issue for other residents. But "If you are fearful, arm yourself," he said. Authorities have been scrambling to determine who targeted the clan and why. Investigators have interviewed between 50 and 60 people in hopes...
  • Another Day, Another Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel

    04/24/2016 12:57:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | April 20, 2016 | Don Bauder
    But this one led to over a ton of coke and was 800 yards longFederal officials announced today (April 20) that they made arrests related to what is believed to be the longest cross-border drug transportation tunnel (800 yards in length), stretching from a house in Tijuana to a commercial lot in an Otay Mesa industrial park. Following an investigation that began on April 12, authorities seized 2242 pounds of cocaine and more than 14,000 pounds of marijuana. The cocaine stash is believed to be the largest ever seized from a tunnel. Six men (believed to be of Mexican descent,...
  • Former WWE superstar Chyna dies at 45

    04/21/2016 6:13:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-21-2016 | FoxNews
    Former WWE superstar Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, has died at the age of 45, her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday. The immediate cause of death was unknown. Laurer’s manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet that she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif. home Wednesday and that she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. It’s unclear if her medications played a part in her death, but TMZ reported that authorities are investigating her death as a possible overdose. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and...
  • Even as Prescription Drug Volume Stagnates, Prices Soar.

    Total US spending on prescription drugs in 2015, at the manufacturers’ level and as measured by “invoice pricing,” jumped by 12.2% to $424.8 billion, after having already soared 14.2% in 2014! A two-year increase of 28%! So you’d think we’d get some results for all this moolah. But no. This $424.8 billion in prescription drug spending at “invoice pricing” isn’t based on what Americans or their health insurers pay. According to IMS Health, which released the report, it reflects invoice pricing by drug companies to distributors. It includes neither price concessions by drug companies nor the “mark-ups and additional costs”...
  • Hospital: More addicts shooting up inside medical centers

    04/13/2016 4:59:15 AM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 04/13/2016 | n/a
    Massachusetts General Hospital has been ramping up efforts on the opioid crisis for months, but now they're tackling drug abuse inside its own walls. Hospital staff said users are shooting up in bathrooms, walkways and parking garages there to more quickly get medical help if they overdose. One tactic even includes tying bathroom emergency pull cords to themselves, so an alarm will sound if they collapse.
  • Report: (Josh) Gordon fails another NFL-administered drug test

    04/12/2016 10:54:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mike Garafolo
    There's a reason why Roger Goodell hasn't reinstated Josh Gordon yet, and it has to do with a recent misstep that has muddled the process for Gordon. The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, who missed the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol, failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, sources have told FOX Sports.
  • Obama's Underused Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

    04/05/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Did 'Hope and Change' really mean: 'Arguably, better than the very worst?'" political science professor P.S. Ruckman Jr. asked in his Pardon Power blog last week. With 61 new presidential commutations making the total to date 248, President Barack Obama had reached a number of commutations greater than those of the "past six presidents," the White House blog had boasted. Considering the poor record on clemency of Obama's recent predecessors, Ruckman is not impressed. After attending a closed White House briefing last week, he told me he is "really, really afraid that they're spiking the ball." There was a time...
  • Mother charged after making children walk to school

    04/02/2016 6:54:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 89 replies
    KOIN6 News ^ | April 1, 2016 | AP
    JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother faces child neglect charges after deputies say she made her daughters walk to school. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that 32-year-old Lisa Marie Palmer was charged after authorities found her driving ahead of her daughters as she made them walk to school. Marion County sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ladd, who spotted the two girls, says it appeared Palmer was driving ahead of her children and allowing them to catch up to her car until the kids reached the school.
  • THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NON-VIOLENT DRUG CRIME

    03/31/2016 5:48:06 AM PDT · by shortstop · 20 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/30/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    There is no such thing as a non-violent drug crime. Drug dealers are killers, not victims, and it’s a shame the president of the United States doesn’t recognize that. Yesterday, in what he said was an example of redemption and leadership, Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 drug dealers. In the midst of a horrific heroin epidemic, as the death rate from opiate overdose has quadrupled, the response of the president is to turn loose the profiteers and purveyors of this plague. It is a slap in the face of every mother who has wept over the body of...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Mini submarine carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine worth $200 million was intercepted by Texas (trunc)

    03/26/2016 3:27:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 Mar 16 | Valerie Edwards
    Texas authorities were able to intercept mini-submarine carrying cocaine The sub, used by drug traffickers, was carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine to US Agents arrested four people and seized $200million worth of cocaine Authorities said the mini-sub originated in the 'Eastern Pacific Ocean' A mini-submarine carrying $200 million worth of cocaine was intercepted by authorities in the 'Eastern Pacific Ocean'. Officials said they intercepted the semi-submersible vessel attempting to bring 12,800 pounds or 5.5 tons of cocaine into the US. The cocaine was on a mini-sub called a narco-submarine, vessels made of fiberglass that are extremely hard to detect...
  • Beauty queen trying to smuggle cocaine from Los Angeles airport arrested

    03/24/2016 3:55:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    The Express News ^ | March 24, 2016
    A flight attendant who tried to smuggle almost 70 pounds (31.8 kg) of cocaine from Los Angeles International Airport has turned herself in to authorities, a report said on Thursday. Marsha Gay Reynolds, a JetBlue Airways flight attendant, and former Jamaican beauty queen, turned herself in to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New York on Wednesday. It said that she would face a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. It said that Reynolds was stopped at random during luggage-screening processes on Friday by a Transportation Security Administration officer at the airport. The report added that she kicked...
  • Cross-border tunnel extends length of 4 football fields (from Mexico to US)

    03/23/2016 6:43:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016 | Elliot Spagat | AP
    U.S. authorities on Wednesday seized a cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, to a newly built house in Calexico, California, following an investigation that netted more than a ton of marijuana and resulted in four arrests. The tunnel was the 12th completed secret passage that U.S. authorities have discovered along California’s border with Mexico since 2006. They have found more than 75 along the entire U.S.-Mexico border in the last five years, mostly in California and Arizona and many of them incomplete.
  • Rob Ford, Toronto ex-mayor, dies aged 46 from cancer

    03/23/2016 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/22/2016 | BBC
    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after fighting cancer, his family has said. Mr. Ford, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2014. He gained international notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine in 2013, but he was loved by his supporters. "A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," his family said in a statement. He could not run for re-election as mayor in 2014 due to his cancer diagnosis, but won a city council seat in a...
  • Three students arrested on drug, bomb charges at George Mason University

    03/22/2016 6:15:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2016
    Court documents say three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room. [Snip] Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.
  • From the border: ‘We think they got the message’ (NM Ranchers)

    03/19/2016 3:44:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    After ranchers came out in force last week to voice concerns about border security, New Mexico’s political representatives in Washington say they are pushing for changes in strategy on everything from patrols to hiring, and deploying more boots on the border. About 600 people, residents and ranchers, packed a school meeting room in Animas last Thursday to express their concerns about the lack of security at the border. The New Mexico delegation is proposing, by turn, changes in hiring procedure that could attract more locals to Border Patrol ranks; hardship pay for agents who agree to work the remote region;...
  • Startling number of kids diagnosed with psychological disorders

    03/19/2016 9:07:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | March 18, 2016 | STEVEN REINBERG
    One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, looking for reported speech and language problems, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. "Based on the number of kids affected, this is something we need to pay attention to," said lead researcher Jennifer Kaminski, team leader for child development studies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers found that young children with mental, behavioral or...
  • Message from border: ‘We got problems here’

    03/11/2016 7:58:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Abqjournal ^ | Mar. 10, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    Several hundred ranchers gathered at a small-town high school in the Bootheel on Thursday to rally against what they described as a broken border. Ranchers here have been steaming over the reported kidnapping of a ranch hand in December, when drug runners allegedly hijacked the man’s vehicle, loaded it with narcotics and drove him to Arizona. He came home “roughed up,” Concerns about border security have simmered for years for those who live among the region’s sprawling ranches and rugged mountain ranges. Sometimes, fears boil over, such as after the unsolved 2010 murder of southern Arizona rancher Robert Krentz.. Representatives...
  • ‘Pawn Stars’ cast member busted on weapon, drug charges

    03/10/2016 8:14:18 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10 March 2016 | Fox News
    The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show "Pawn Stars" was being held late Wednesday in a Las Vegas jail following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges. Austin Lee Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his southwest Las Vegas home, police said in a statement.
  • Federal Agents Seize $1 Million in Drugs at Texas Border Bridge

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seized more than $1 million worth of drugs in the past week at the Texas/Mexico border bridge in Del Rio, Texas. In one case alone, officers stopped a SUV crossing the bridge from Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. The 19-year-old woman driving the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer was from San Angelo, Texas.
  • Maria Sharapova is losing sponsorship deals worth tens of millions after her failed drug test

    03/08/2016 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/08/2016 | Lara O'Reilly
    Maria Sharapova's sponsors are quickly distancing themselves from the tennis star after after she said she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium. Nike was first to suspend its deal with the Russian athlete. That deal was worth at least $12.5 million a year, her most lucrative contract. UK-based sports marketing and sponsorship consultant Nigel Currie told Business Insider the deal was worth an estimated $100 million over eight years — Nike's biggest deal for a female athlete. There were most likely bonuses tied into the deal too, though no details on these have been published. Sharapova is the...
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border (and article commenters are angry)

    03/07/2016 11:56:16 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    The story goes like this: A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. That alleged incident and a host of recent break-ins have ranchers across Hidalgo County and in southeastern Arizona outraged about what they say is a decline in border security. The...