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  • Sheriff Clarke Eviscerates Hillary Clinton’s ‘Gangs Are Like Families’ Comment

    04/28/2016 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 4/27/16 | Liberty Alliance
    Sheriff David Clarke may soon win the moniker of “America’s Sheriff” away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he continues spinning these gems. Sheriff Clarke recently appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Show to discuss some comments made by Democrat presidential frontrunner and possible soon-to-be felon, Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week during a campaign stop in Connecticut, Clinton was attempting to connect with a voter who discussed his violence-filled past when she said some pretty ridiculous things. u said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It’s feeling like you’re...
  • Family Massacre Reveals Ohio’s Massive, Illicit Marijuana Business

    04/27/2016 7:15:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    The only thing more shocking than murder of an entire family in rural Ohio might be to learn how big the area they grew marijuana in is to the international drug trade. Eight members of the Rhoden family, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were shot to death in four homes early Friday morning and three of those homes had considerable marijuana operations.
  • 2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

    04/27/2016 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 27, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. One man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting at 4:37 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The men, ages 19 and 24, were traveling in a vehicle in the 900 block of West Garfield when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police. Earlier Tuesday evening, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 23-year-old was outside of a home in the 4700 block of...
  • Teens allegedly assault Iraq War veteran over 'Black Lives Matter'

    04/25/2016 2:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- A decorated Marine veteran was attacked in the last place he expected, a McDonald's in Washington D.C. Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teenagers started taunting him while he was eating. "They asked me if I believe that black lives matter," Marquez says. "I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I'm just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they'll leave me alone." "And because I wasn't respond back to them, they were calling me a racist." Marquez says he doesn't really remember what happened...
  • Young man shot to death in front of Philly politician during feud between rival gangs

    04/25/2016 6:31:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    A distraught father bellowed for answers after learning his 21-year-old son was shot to death in front of a Pennsylvania politician on Sunday. “I’ll pay $10,000 to whoever tells me who the f--- did this,” WPVI-TV captured the unidentified man screaming from the Philadelphia crime scene. “Somebody tell me who killed my son.” Gunshots erupted at around 3:45 p.m., moments after the unidentified victim exchanged contact information with Democrat Chris Rabb. He pledged to volunteer for Rabb's state representative campaign.
  • 3 killed, 20 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    04/24/2016 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. The most recent homicide happened early Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Truth and Evidence- Twin Peaks Waco, May 17, 2015

    04/09/2016 7:36:36 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/2/2016 | Stephen Stubbs
    The evidence in the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks incident is voluminous. So, I put together some important video clips that tell the story in the clearest manner. I then attached the audio from the ONLY recorded police interview of a COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT WITNESS. He describes what he saw, including the fact that a Cossack pulled a gun first, Cossacks fired first, and the police fired on all of the bikers in what he describes as “automatic gun fire”. Here are some additional facts from the evidence: 1) In August 2014, 3 Cossacks went to police complaining that they were...
  • Man shot live-streaming: Chicago gang banger is shot making this selfie video

    04/03/2016 6:35:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | Evelyn Bennell
    A man shot live streaming himself in a selfie video remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the streets of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood. The horrific video, which police discovered during standard online searches of known gang member social media sites, shows a man talking into a camera before being gunned down. The video, which continued to record, shows the gunman standing over the camera. A total of sixteen shots were fired in the video.
  • Opinion: Gang injunction? Not if you're an affluent surf thug in Palos Verdes

    04/01/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/30/2016 | Mariel Garza
    For decades, a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes — the so-called Bay Boys of Lunada Bay — has been operating very much like a street gang, authorities and locals say. They are accused of staking out turf on a public beach and in the waves, and intimidating and assaulting people who dare to try to access that turf. Tires have been reported slashed, rocks hurled at visitors, death threats leveled. Pretty nasty stuff. The Bay Boys even have a sort-of clubhouse, an unpermitted structure built on the beach where gang members can hang out and survey the domain...
  • 48 more bikers indicted in Waco Twin Peaks case

    03/23/2016 2:35:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    WFAA ^ | 3/23/16
    WACO -- A grand jury indicted 48 additional bikers Wednesday afternoon in connection with the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks shootout. Six of the indictments were sealed, which means they are names that have not previously been released. More than 100 bikers were indicted in November, bringing the new total number of indicted bikers to 154. They are all charged with engaging in organized crime with the underlying offense of aggravated assault and murder. An additional 38 bikers have yet to go before a grand jury. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna would not comment on those remaining cases. Nine...
  • Songs for El Chapo

    03/17/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/17/16 | Matt Dancizo (video)
    While cartels make parts of Mexico dangerous, their cultural impact is felt over the border in southern California Narco-corridos, or "drug ballads" narrative songs where singers tell of imagined or real-life drug war stories. While the songs brag about murder or other violent exploits, some who study narco-corridos say the music not unlike the gangster rap of the 1990s - reflecting violence that already exists.
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Father of slain 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee charged with shooting 3

    03/13/2016 3:27:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 3-13-16 | Jeremy Gorner and Annie Sweeney
    In the latest in a series of retaliatory shootings amid a South Side gang war, the father of Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting the girlfriend of one of the men in custody for the killing of his 9-year-old son, authorities said Sunday. A spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office confirmed that Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon for shooting a woman and two men at 5:45 Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue. Law...
  • 4 JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR ATTACKS ON ROMAN CATHOLIC H.S. STUDENTS

    03/11/2016 6:07:28 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 36 replies
    6abc ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2016 06:17PM | Erin O'Hearn
    Police in Philadelphia have arrested a group of juveniles in connection with attacks on Roman Catholic High School students. Sources tell Action News that the attack on a Roman Catholic student last month was caught on surveillance video. That video was in part what led to the arrest of the four juveniles. Police tell us all four juveniles have admitted to their involvement in that attack. Police say that during questioning one of the four juveniles admitted to also being involved in an attack on another Roman Catholic student, Jimmy Fallon, who was jumped the same week as the other...
  • 50 days, 55 shootings: Gangs blamed for Santa Ana's most violent week

    02/20/2016 5:17:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 19, 2016 | By LOUIS CASIANO JR.
    SANTA ANA -- Three people died and two others, including a police officer, were wounded in a rash of shootings across the city this week, underscoring what the police chief on Friday called a surge in brazen gang-related crimes. Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas said it was the worst week in a year already rocked by the 'busiest' January for his department since 2011. "We're seeing more gang activity now, and I think a lot of that has to do with gang members being released into the community and more of a soft-on-crime approach," Rojas said.
  • Decorated Marine vet attacked, robbed at Washington DC McDonalds

    02/17/2016 8:47:05 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/16 | ukn
    Authorities were still working Wednesday to identify at least four people who attacked and robbed a decorated former Marine at a Washington, D.C. McDonald’s last week. Christopher Marquez, 30, an Iraq War vet, told the Washington Post he was eating in a back corner of the restaurant on Friday when a group of teens and young men approached his table. "They saw me and crowded around ... and they started asking me if I believed black lives matter,” Marquez told the paper. “I was ignoring them, then they started calling me racist." At that point, Marquez said he left the...
  • 2 Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    02/08/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | February 8, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police. At least 14 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5 p.m. Friday.
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • 5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: ‘This Dude Shot ‘Em’

    02/02/2016 9:41:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 17 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-216 | Tara John
    A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that "my daddy and my mama got shot." The boy, who seemed too young to know his address, calmly tells the dispatcher that "this dude shot ’em" and asks her to "tell the police officers to come." The police found George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, dead in the house, according to News Channel 9. They say the child, who remains unnamed, is unharmed and is currently with extended family. The boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher for more...
  • Aiden Michael McClendon, 22-month-old Florida boy, killed in ‘gang-related’ drive-by shooting

    01/30/2016 8:31:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Perone
    A Florida toddler was shot multiple times during a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, cops said Saturday. Little Aiden Michael McClendon, who was only 22 months old, was shot dead Friday around 6:10 p.m. in Jacksonville while sitting in a car, cops said in a statement.
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • Spike in homicides linked to MS-13 ("Illegals")

    01/14/2016 5:51:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 07 2016 | By: Alexandra Limon
    WASHINGTON - Local police departments are concerned about a spike in homicides in our area linked to the notorious and dangerous MS-13 gang. At least seven recent murders in the region have confirmed ties to MS-13, and there are two other cases with possible links to the gang known for its brutality. "The spike, if you would call it, occurred at the end of the year. So there were a number of cases right at the end of 2015, and that's concerning because you don't want to see that carry over into 2016," said Capt. Darren Francke of the Montgomery...
  • Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women From Rape

    01/12/2016 4:12:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first -- women's human rights or multiculturalism? This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities between 1997 and 2013. During those six years at least 1,400 girls from the age of 11 in just one English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) were raped by gangs of men, nearly all of whom were immigrants (mostly from Pakistan) or their sons. But British authorities kept silent. Why? In...
  • Three Bandidos motorcycle gang leaders arrested on U.S. drug, violence charges

    01/06/2016 1:13:58 PM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/16 | Jon Herskovitz
    Three top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, considered an outlaw gang by U.S. authorities, have been arrested on charges of racketeering, assault and drug distribution that could bring up to life in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrests are expected to send shock waves through the Bandidos, who have about 1,500 to 2,000 members in the United States, prosecutors said. The Bandidos, one of the biggest U.S. motorcycle gangs, with branches overseas, are suspected of being involved in a shootout last May in Waco, Texas, between rival gangs that killed nine people. The three named in a grand...
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....
  • Twin Peaks biker's lawyer challenges DA's release form for evidence

    12/29/2015 5:32:21 PM PST · by Elderberry · 102 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 12/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    An attorney for a biker charged after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout is challenging the McLennan County District Attorney's requirement that he sign a release form to receive the prosecutors' evidence in the case. A hearing date has been set for 11 a.m. Jan. 15 before Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court for a motion filed by Robert Callahan, whose client William Aikin was among the 106 indicted in the case so far. The noon-hour shootout left nine people dead and 20 wounded. Callahan's motion states he has not been able to receive the information after...
  • Former Bandido president not guilty of aggravated assault

    12/19/2015 2:36:27 PM PST · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    KTXS ^ | Will Jensen
    ABILENE, Texas - A jury found Jack Lewis, the former president of the Abilene chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon late Wednesday afternoon. Lewis, 48, was on trial for stabbing Timothy Shayne Satterwhite, who is a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club. It's all related to a fight in the Logan's Roadhouse parking lot in November of 2013. Wednesday afternoon Lewis took the stand in his own defense. He said he never stabbed anyone. A fellow Bandido MC member, Wesley Mason, testified he stabbed Satterwhite and another member of the Cossacks...
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • New video shows beginning of Waco biker shootout

    12/13/2015 4:50:59 AM PST · by don-o · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | Michael Martinez, Nick Valencia and Jason Morris
    (CNN)New video obtained by CNN shows one camera's angle earlier this year on the beginning of the bloodbath among motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, as bikers nervously circle, attack, and ultimately fall or flee.
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks to quash indictment, asks for speedy trial [Waco]

    12/07/2015 5:10:58 PM PST · by don-o · 22 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | December 7, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for a Waco biker who was wounded in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against his client Monday or give him the earliest possible trial date. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court arraigned Cody Ledbetter, a Cossack, and Clifford Pearce, a Cossack pledge, who both pleaded not guilty to first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charges, with the underlying offenses alleged to be murder and assault. Like Ledbetter, Pearce, also from Waco, was wounded in the shootout and attended Monday's hearing in a wheelchair. His attorney, Kurt...
  • 4 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    12/07/2015 5:46:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | December 7, 2015
    About 10:05 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wielding a brick during a fight with a female in the 2300 block of West Jackson, police said. The security guard attempted to intervene, and the man then attempted to strike the guard with the brick. The guard opened fire and shot the man in the chest.
  • Bikers seek Grand Jury Probe of shootings

    12/06/2015 9:18:01 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 12/1/2015
    In their call for a Grand Jury investigation of the actions of police at the Twin Peaks Restaurant on May 17, bikers seek clarification of the reported circumstances. In this report, filed five days later, on May 22, Officer Jeremy S. Finch makes reference to the location of Matthew Mark Smith, who was "aspirating" and died because of a gunshot to his torso after he and Officer Fischer handcuffed him in an area behind the building. He says it was close to a fence, but there is no diagram. He also says he got a sight picture on a Bandido...
  • FBI offers $10,000 reward in Baltimore shooting

    12/03/2015 5:50:41 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 3 December 2015 | Jayne Miller
    The Baltimore FBI Office is involved in the investigation because of suspected ties to the workings of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. This comes at a time when the city police's clearance rate for homicide cases is 31 percent, about half of the national average. "This particular case does have a federal nexus. It's related to a BGF gang investigation, and we believe when it happened, where it happened, the time of day that (it happened), that someone out there knows what happened," said Scott Hinckley, with the Baltimore FBI office.
  • Shenanigans In Waco Biker Prosecution Raise Troubling Questions

    11/20/2015 4:21:16 PM PST · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    breitbartunmasked.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Matt Osborne
    Images of bikers sitting on curbs waiting to be processed might have captivated the nation after the shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas this May, but evidence in the resulting criminal case is a closely-guarded secret. Of the 177 men arrested in May, 106 were indicted by a grand jury. Now, in a very unusual move that appears to violate Texas state law, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has tried to keep evidence from reaching the public by making defendants' attorneys sign an agreement not to share it with the media. Citing the Michael Morton Act,...
  • Here Come The Lawsuits

    11/18/2015 4:04:11 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/18/2015
    Five defendants in the Twin Peaks Massacre case filed suit for false arrest in the Austin Division of the federal Western District of Texas yesterday. The complaint names Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna and an as yet unnamed employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety as defendants. All five of the complainants have been indicted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity with the Intent to Commit or Conspire to Commit Murder, Capital Murder, or Aggravated Assault. Their names are Matthew Clendennen, George Bergman, Noe Adame, Rob Bucy and...
  • Looney In A Hurry

    11/18/2015 3:57:33 AM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/17/2015
    Paul Looney, the Houston lawyer who is representing a Cossacks Motorcycle Club member named Cody Ledbetter against a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, dared 19th State District Court Judge Ralph Strother to knock the chip off his shoulder yesterday. Simultaneously, Dane Schiller of the Houston Chronicle published an 830 word feature about the motion that claimed Looney was "making an offer that he says saves time and money and heads off the 'quagmire' of trying to prosecute at least 106 people charged in the case." Then Looney's office sent out a press release. Looney's thousand word motion argues...
  • TWIN PEAKS BIKERS: LAWYERS CONDEMN ‘COOKIE CUTTER’ INDICTMENTS AND ARREST WARRANTS

    11/16/2015 5:14:38 AM PST · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/13/2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A Texas lawyer posted the "cookie cutter" comment on Facebook and added, "The only evidence possibly presented would be that they were wearing club colors." The indicted motorcycle enthusiasts were part of the 177 bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks restaurant shootings in May. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the McLennan County grand jury took just nine hours on Tuesday to indict all 106 Twin Peaks bikers in cases presented to them during their session. The grand jury indicted all 106 for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity under a Texas criminal statute relating to a "criminal street...
  • 106 People Indicted in Waco Biker Brawl That Killed Nine (Waco)

    11/10/2015 6:51:16 PM PST · by don-o · 179 replies
    NBC ^ | November 10, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    A Texas grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against 106 of the 177 people who were arrested after a shootout between cops and members of two motorcycle clubs left nine people dead at a Waco restaurant in May. The McLennan County grand jury returned true bills accusing the 106 suspects of engaging in organized criminal activity, with the underlying offenses being murder and aggravated assault, District Attorney Abel Reyna said Tuesday night in Waco. Charges against the 71 other suspects weren't presented Tuesday but will be "at a later time," Reyna said.
  • Grand jury hearing Twin Peaks shootout evidence

    11/10/2015 2:44:58 PM PST · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/10/2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Update, 11:12 a.m.: Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier entered the locked district attorney’s office and walked toward the grand jury chambers. He left a few minutes later and said on his way out that his presence had nothing to do with the grand jury. Original story: A McLennan County grand jury is considering evidence this morning from the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead and 20 wounded. For the first time ever, the grand jury is meeting in a newly renovated room in the district attorney’s office on the fourth floor of the courthouse annex. The...
  • Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car (Chicago)

    11/08/2015 6:05:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | November 07, 2015 | Evelyn Holmes
    Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car WLS By Evelyn Holmes Saturday, November 07, 2015 10:56PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy shot to death earlier this week is being accused of spending money donated through a "Go Fund Me" effort intended for funeral expenses on a new car. Karla Lee is strongly denying the claim Saturday night and commenting on those who have taken to social media to criticize her. The mother of slain Tyshawn Lee says it's simply not true. She said she did not use money donated to help...
  • Grand jury to start hearing Twin Peaks biker cases next week

    11/05/2015 6:03:23 PM PST · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/5/2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County grand jury headed by an Iraq War combat veteran will begin hearing evidence next week in cases related to the May 17 Twin Peaks melee in which nine bikers were killed and 177 were jailed, according to courthouse sources. The 12-person panel, summoned in a specially-called meeting, will assemble Tuesday morning, and prosecutors will begin presenting evidence from the Twin Peaks incident, the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said. Grand juries in McLennan County routinely meet twice a month on Wednesdays. However, because Wednesday is Veterans Day, the grand jury was asked to meet Tuesday. If...
  • 9-year-old Chicago boy ‘lured’ into alley and shot

    11/06/2015 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 6, 2015
    CHICAGO — A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was “lured” from a park into an alley and executed because of his father’s alleged gang connections, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday, in a crime he described as among the most “unfathomable” in his 35 years in policing. Tyshawn Lee, an elementary school student headed to his grandmother’s house, was shot in the head and back Monday in a neighborhood alley on the city’s South Side.
  • Central America: where wearing the wrong sneakers can be fatal

    11/05/2015 11:48:42 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/15 | Carlos Marquez
    San Salvador (AFP) - Wearing a particular brand of sneakers or a certain haircut can be a fatal style decision in Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras -- three Central American nations struggling with a vicious gang pandemic. Looks that would be ordinary elsewhere have been appropriated by the criminal gangs as their signs on the streets, where armed turf battles have made these countries some of the deadliest places in the world, outside of actual war zones. That means the 6.5 million youths aged 15-24 living in the so-called Northern Triangle formed by the three nations have to think twice...
  • Last Person Jailed in Waco Biker Shooting to Be Released

    11/01/2015 4:33:33 AM PST · by don-o · 76 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | November 1, 2015 | EMILY SCHMALL
    The last person jailed in connection with a deadly shootout among bikers and police outside a Waco restaurant was poised to be released from jail Saturday, more than five months after authorities rounded up 177 people from the crime scene and initially held them on $1 million bonds on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • Knives, guns, blood and fear: Inside the Texas biker shootout

    10/29/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015 | Ann O'Neill, Ed Lavandera and Jason Morris, CNN
    See special reports on the Texas biker brawl from CNN's Ed Lavandera during "Erin Burnett OutFront" and "Anderson Cooper 360" at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday. Waco, Texas (CNN)After the guns fell silent on May 17 -- one of the bloodiest afternoons in the history of American motorcycle clubs -- nine bikers lay dead in a strip mall parking lot littered with weapons. Many more were injured, bleeding from gunshots and knife wounds. A police officer asked what every other cop there must have wondered at that moment: How many of you are armed? "I asked anybody who...
  • Surveillance video shows Waco biker shooting

    10/29/2015 9:53:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015
    Surveillance video from Waco, Texas, shows the shootout between police and biker clubs that ended with nine dead and 177 arrested in May.
  • McLennan County grand jury indictments: Oct. 28, 2015 [Waco]

    10/29/2015 6:23:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | October 29, 2015
    The following people were indicted Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list. snip Donzavier Thompson, engaging in organized criminal activity Dazavion Gabriel Roshun Crane, engaging in organized criminal activity Marcus Jumel Anderson, engaging in organized criminal activity
  • Why won't middle class people shop at Walmart?

    10/19/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 214 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Walmart's stock took a steep drop as the company announced that it was expecting lower profits. There are a number of problems Wal-mart has, such as its website and fulfillment not being quite as good as Amazon.com, but Wal-mart is primarily a brick and mortar store, not an internet company. The basic problem as I see it is that middle class people are afraid to shop there. If you look at reviews on Yelp one of the most common words used to describe Wal-mart is "ghetto". There is even a Yahoo question on this very topic: Why is every Walmart...
  • This is a Land of Wolves Now in Sicario (movie review)

    10/19/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 5 replies
    The Schleicher Spin ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | David H. Schleicher
    In Roman ruled Judea, Jewish zealots used daggers hidden in cloaks to kill their oppressors and were thus dubbed in Latin…”Sicarious”…or dagger men. Though most of the killing in Denis Villeneuve’s latest master class in vexatious suspense is done with machine guns, there’s a climax building scene where cinematographer god Roger Deakins photographs the character Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) descending into the purple-hued darkness of a drug tunnel as he unsheathes a dagger that will make your skin scrawl. Alejandro is man of mysterious motives and origins who with the aid of another “DOD consultant” – an eager and smiley...
  • Shopkeeper Beaten, Stabbed by Gang of Youths

    10/01/2015 8:31:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    A Korean-American shopkeeper was beaten and stabbed by a gang of youths on September 21, 2015 outside the 55th Street Market in South Los Angeles. According to the shopkeeper's daughter, who provided the footage to news agencies, the argument broke out after three underaged youths refused to show IDs while purchasing alcohol. The youths left the store and returned a few minutes later with a larger group. When the shopkeeper confronted them outside the store as they attempted to leave with the alcohol, one of the youths breaks a bottle over his head before the group kicks and beats him....