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  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • Per capita, Baltimore reaches its highest ever homicide rate

    11/17/2015 4:45:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/17/15 | Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton
    Baltimore isn't just back to 1990s-level homicide rates. It has surpassed them — and with a month and a half to go before the year's end.Given the city's smaller population today, and the stack of killings that occurred in recent days, 2015 has officially become the deadliest year, per capita, in Baltimore history.A man stabbed to death became the 300th homicide victim of 2015 on Saturday, the first time the city has reached that gruesome milestone since 1999. As of Tuesday evening, five more men had been shot dead, pushing the city's per capita homicide rate — based on the...
  • Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year

    11/14/2015 6:50:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2015 7:48 PM EST
    Baltimore has recorded its 300th homicide of the year. [...] The 300th victim was a 27-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times Saturday and later died. It's the first time since 1999 that the city has recorded 300 homicides. In 2014, the city saw 211 killings for the year. Baltimore crossed the 200 death mark in August. ...
  • Westside stabbing marks Baltimore's 300th homicide (we don't need cops or guns alert)

    11/14/2015 5:25:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 14, 2014 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    With Saturday afternoon's fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man in West Baltimore, the city's annual homicide count hit 300 for the first time since 1999, pushing the city across a deadly threshhold once considered a remnant of the past. The latest killing in Carroll-South Hilton continued a surge of violence -- more than a killing per day -- that began in late April following Freddie Gray's death and the accompanying unrest. The spate of violence, along with the city's population decline over time, now has Baltimore poised to hit another sobering milestone: the deadliest year on a per capita basis....
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Ownership, Mass Shootings, and Murder Rates

    10/15/2015 7:10:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    While I was fact checking today's Mises Daily article, I checked some correlation coefficients of my own so I didn't have to rely on Volokh's numbers as my only source.I approached the data a little differently than Volokh did and instead of using a subjective ranking by an organization like the Brady organization, I just looked at the rate of gun ownership in the state. After all, the argument is often that more guns and more gun owners leads to more violence.So, I looked at the correlation between the gun ownership rate (a percentage on the x axis) and the...
  • Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park

    10/13/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park Published October 13, 2015FoxNews.com Oct. 12, 2015: This photo shows Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M wide receiver whom Dallas police say randomly attacked and killed a jogger with a 'large, edged weapon'. (Dallas Police Department) Dallas police say a former college football player hacked a jogger to death in a Dallas park Monday morning in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack. Police told KDFW that Thomas Johnson, 21, had admitted to carrying out the attack along the White Rock Creek Trail, and...
  • Murder, Motive, and Challenging an Approach

    10/06/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    September was another month of murders in Chicago. We have seen the murder rate and the attempted murder rate, too skyrocket in recent years, in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, St. Louis all homes of half a century or more of liberal policies, all laboratories of Leftist solutions, all booming centers of the modern welfare state and the omnipresent leviathan. How could this happen, we ask ourselves? Why is the murder rate up? Every time a murder or mass killing occurs, the Left immediately aims the focus of the investigation in the direction of the weapon. Was it...
  • Teenager Accused of Murder and Rape Utters Chilling Words in Defense of His Reprehensible Actions

    10/05/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    Last year, a Massachusetts teenager named Philip Chism was accused of raping and murdering his teacher, Colleen Ritzer, after being asked to stay after school to study. Chism was just 14-years-old at the time and a freshman in high school. His murdered teacher was an agonizingly young 24. Ritzers body was found in the woods, partially covered by leaves, after being torn open with a box cutter. A letter was placed next to her lifeless form. It read I hate you all. Now, after months of prepping, the trial of Philip Chism is finally getting underway. He is being tried...
  • 3 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Inglis (Florida)

    10/01/2015 9:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WTVT-TV Fox 13 Tampa Bay ^ | October 1, 2015 | Michael Shingleton
    Deputies responded to a shooting in the town of Inglis, just north of Citrus County Thursday night. Levy County Sheriff's deputies confirm three people were shot along with the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies said the shootings happened around 6:10 p.m. Deputies responded to a residence near the town hall and found two men shot outside. One of the men was dead and the other was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, deputies said...
  • UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 10 reported dead including shooter (VIDEO) [Updates]

    10/01/2015 6:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Roseville News-Review ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ian Campbell
    A gunman opened fire at 10:38 this morning, killing 10 people, while wounding 7 others at Umpqua Community College. Three of the wounded are listed in critical condition, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said during a 4:45 p.m. press conference today. The identities of the shooter and the victims were unavailable at press time. At least 11 had been transported to Mercy Medial Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel, and two of those died. One victim was life-flighted north. As many as 10 victims were dead and the alleged shooter was reportedly killed. Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River,...
  • Suspected School Shooter: 'This Is the Only Time I'll Be in the News'

    10/01/2015 6:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | October 1, 2015 | Evann Gastaldo
    The gunman in Thursday's shooting at an Oregon community college was a 20-year-old male, Gov. Kate Brown said at a press conference broadcast by KOIN. Police and the superintendent of the state also said the gunman exchanged gunfire with police and that he is dead, though it was not revealed whether he killed himself or was shot by authorities. Police recovered three pistols and one long gun from the scene, CNN reports. At least 10 are dead in the shooting. A source tells CNN that investigators are looking into social media postings from Wednesday night that are believed to be...
  • TEXAS DEPUTY Executed 2 Weeks After New Black Panthers Promised to Off the Pigs at Local Rally

    08/29/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this month armed New Black Panther radicals marched on the Waller County Jail chanting, The revolution is on Off the pigs! A large contingent of Harris County (Houston) sheriffs office deputies met the protesters at the jail.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last night Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead execution style around 8:30 at night. Goforth was pumping gas into his vehicle at the time. The shooter shot him in the head and then fired several rounds into his body. Breitbart.Texas reported: A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting...
  • Did Workplace Racism and the Charleston Massacre Push Vester Lee Flanagan Over the Edge?

    08/28/2015 3:03:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | David Love
    Vester Lee Flanagan, II, known by his on-air name Bryce Williams, was a Black journalist who fatally shot a white TV anchor and a cameraman during a live interview in Roanoake, Va. on Wednesday. Flanagan shot WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, and wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman the journalists were interviewing. Later, Flanagan, who had been fired from the station in 2013, reportedly died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His firearm was reportedly purchased legally from a Virginia gun store. ABC News provides an account of Flanagans 23-page manifesto and suicide letter, which Bryce had faxed...
  • PAC Urges San Jose Police Department To Investigate Planned Parenthood-Alameda For Homicide

    08/21/2015 1:53:34 PM PDT · by lward99 · 2 replies
    Constitutional Rights PAC ^ | 8/21/2015 | Larry Ward
    Constitutional Rights PAC Chairman Larry Ward today issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood harvesting the brain of a living baby: “The latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress further suggests that Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization, comfortable with ending life and breaking the law. “Constitutional Rights PAC calls on the San Jose, California Police Department to immediately investigate Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda Clinic in response to the testimony of Holly O’Donnell who claims the clinic murdered and harvested the brain of a living baby after a failed abortion. “The taking of innocent human life is...
  • 9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

    08/20/2015 10:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler
    A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says. "I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, 9-year-old Jamyla's father, KMOV reports. Jamyla's 34-year-old mother was also shot in the leg, but she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As of Wednesday night, police had no suspect in the attack, though investigators believe that the shots were fired from close range into the home, which is one block...
  • Ben Carson Criticizes #BlackLivesMatter Strategy, Focus; Movement Ignoring Black Youth Homicide

    08/17/2015 8:05:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/17/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying they are politicizing issues and using disruptive methods while overlooking some critical issues like homicide by young black males. "I would like them to start paying attention to the carnage rather than making it a political issue," Carson, the only African-American presidential candidate in the 2016 field, told told Fox News. "The most common cause of death for young black males in cities is homicide," added Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. Black Lives Matter protesters have disrupted several campaign events of presidential candidates, both Republican and...
  • Suspect charged after 8 people found dead inside Texas home

    08/09/2015 5:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | August 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- A family of six children and two parents were handcuffed and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a relationship with the mother and had a dispute with her, authorities said Sunday. David Conley, 48, was charged with capital murder in the deaths. Conley, who is being held in Harris County Jail, didn't appear at a court hearing Sunday where an arrest affidavit was read. The judge denied him bond....
  • Baltimore surges past Detroit in number of homicides in 2015

    08/09/2015 4:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Baltimore Brew ^ | August 7, 2015 | Mark Reutter
    Baltimore has become the second most violent city in America, a Baltimore Brew survey finds, with a homicide rate exceeded only by St. Louis.Baltimore has become the second deadliest city in America (after St. Louis) with homicides surpassing those of Detroit, the longtime poster child for urban violence. During the first seven months of 2015, Detroit police reported 163 slayings. That compares to 189 killings recorded through July in Baltimore. With 10% fewer residents than Detroit, Baltimores current homicide rate (deaths per 100,000 people) is running about 26% above that of the Motor City. Thats quite a reversal from the...
  • City at War: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence

    08/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/04/2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ten federal agents will join the Baltimore police homicide unit, commanders announced Sunday, after the city followed its deadliest month in decades with a night in which 10 people were shot seven of them in one incident. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the addition of the special agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a "flipping of the script of sorts." "That's a bit unusual because local police departments and Baltimore is no different historically send detectives...
  • A shining soul, gunned down in Columbia, buried Saturday

    08/01/2015 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The State ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ron Barnett, The Greenville News
    * Gentry worked with children at the Shandon Presbyterian child development center * A childrens home in India will be named after him when completed next year * The Clemson grad was preparing to go to nursing school Tim Gentry was the kind of guy who could look into a persons heart and see what was good, even if they couldnt see it themselves. Thats the way his younger sister described her brother as a shining soul, who always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. Gentry, 32, was gunned down on...
  • Baltimore police: Gunmen kill 3 near university campus; homicides up 48 percent from last year

    07/08/2015 8:42:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) Gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three and adding to Baltimore's growing list of homicides. Police said Wednesday that the shooting wasn't random, but no arrests had been made. The two vans one burgundy and one white pulled to the side of a road near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus Tuesday night, police said. One gunman got out of each and began firing, campus police said....
  • Original suspect in murder of America's Next Top Model contestant and three others (Illegal)

    07/06/2015 10:29:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/6/2015 | Snejana Farberov
    The original suspect in the murder of an Americas Next Top Model contestant and three others was scheduled to be ejected from the US in 2012 but was granted deferred deportation under President Obamas amnesty policy, it was revealed today. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was arrested last month in connection to a triple-homicide in Charlotte, North Carolina, that claimed the lives of aspiring model Mirjana Puhar, 19, her 23-year-old boyfriend Jonathan Alvarado, and 21-year-old Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia. His alleged accomplice, 19-year-old David Ezequel Lopez, was taken into custody Thursday and jailed on three counts of first-degree murder.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • As women keep washing up dead, Ohio town fears a serial killer is on the loose

    06/24/2015 8:49:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michael E. Miller
    For years, Chillicothe, Ohio, was known as just another notch on the Rust Belt, afflicted by the same old problems of drugs, poverty and unemployment. If the town ever made national news, it was because a presidential candidate stopped by vowing to fix things, only for those promises to evaporate after Election Day. But in the past couple of months, Chillicothe has crept back into headlines for something other than a stump speech. Something much darker. Something evil. Chillicothe is no longer just another Rust Belt town. Now its the place where women go missing and wash up dead. In...
  • Richmond Police Officer Shoots K-9 After Dog Bites Him: Police

    06/23/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A Richmond police officer shot one of the department's K-9 officers on Tuesday morning after the dog bit him, authorities said. Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said the act was in self-defense. She said the dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit the officer just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Richmond Police Department. The K-9s handler left his car with the dog still in it to go inside the station for a meeting, police said. The dog somehow got out of the car and bit another police officer in civilian clothes. The officer who was attacked, a four-year veteran...
  • Man, 21, dies shielding mother during South Chicago shooting

    06/21/2015 2:35:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 20, 2015 | Gregory Pratt
    James Jones died shielding his mother from bullets meant for him, according to family members.. The 21-year-old and his mother, Alicia Jones, were on a porch in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue when a man approached from the gangway, gun in hand, and opened fire, police said. "He used his body to shield her, to save her," said Dietra Luckett, Alicia Jones' sister. After the shooting, Luckett said she went inside the home to find Larry Means, her brother-in-law, and bring him outside. "He was in the bed, shaking," Luckett recalled. Means, James Jones' stepfather, said he was...
  • Genosuicide and its causes

    06/14/2015 9:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 14, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Black lives matter became the slogan of the anti-police protests that followed the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Do they? Does yours? Parts of black America appear determined to destroy themselvesblack men, that is, rather than black women, who graduate from university at twice the male rate and hold more full-time jobs. Call it genosuicide, the self-willed extinction of a people, and it happens all the time, especially when young men decide that to matter, they must assert themselves violently. There is nothing uniquely black about the inner-city catastrophe now unfolding in America, as some historical...
  • Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful

    06/14/2015 5:25:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 13, 2015 | Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city triggering safety concerns among residents.. Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West Baltimore area where Freddie Gray was arrested dropped by more than half during the same period, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of police data. Citywide, arrests declined 43 percent from April to May. "I've noticed fewer police," said Steve Dixon, program director for the Penn North Recovery Center in...
  • Baltimore prosecutors refer to lack of seat belt, probable cause in outline of Freddie Gray charges

    06/11/2015 11:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 11, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    In the most detailed explanation of the charges against six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray yet filed in court, prosecutors say the officers failed to belt the 25-year-old Baltimore man into the back of a police van, and lacked probable cause to arrest him in the first place.. But they provide no new information on the most serious charges against the officers including second-degree depraved-heart murder and manslaughter in the bills of particulars filed this week in Circuit Court. The office of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby filed the documents in response to...
  • Baltimore teen found dead in fire was sexually assaulted, strangled: 2 men in custody

    06/11/2015 8:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | June 11, 2015 | Jayne Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Baltimore police have two suspects in custody in the sexual assault and killing of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a fire. Adonay Dixon, 23, and John Childs, 20, are accused of killing Arnesha Bowers. The Baltimore City College student's body was found inside her northeast Baltimore home Sunday morning. Investigators said Bowers was sexually assaulted and fatally strangled with an electrical cord as she was restrained before the house was set on fire. Asked about a motive, police commanders described the crime as evil. "The motive was evil. Could you imagine leaving your child at home and...
  • Man shot and killed in East Baltimore, June homicides reach 12

    06/08/2015 3:56:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 8, 2015 | Carrie Wells
    A man died after being found shot in the Orangeville industrial area of East Baltimore just past midnight on Monday morning, police said.. Baltimore City School Police officers found the man lying in the 1100 block of Edison Highway around 12:07 a.m. and initially thought he had been struck by a car, police said. They then discovered he had been shot. The man was later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information to contact 410-396-2100. Four other people were killed over the weekend. With the Monday fatal shooting, police are...
  • Police: Woman Killed Then Burned In NE Baltimore

    06/07/2015 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Baltimore police are investigating two more slayings as the city continues to endure a spike in violent crime. Police say shortly after 6:30 Sunday morning, authorities found a womans body inside a burning house in northeast Baltimore. Police believe the woman was killed and the house was then set on fire....
  • What's Causing Baltimore's Crime Spike? (Every left-wing Shibboleth in one handy article)

    06/06/2015 2:02:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 5, 2015 | David A. Graham
    Baltimore residents seem to be facing an impossible dilemma: They can have abusive policing, or hardly any at all. The first option was abundantly well-documented in the days after Freddie Grays death: the history of rough rides and brutality; the repeated inattention to emergencies; the unwise tactical decisions. Since the city exploded, then calmed down, residents are starting to get a feel for their other choice. As The Baltimore Sun noted over the weekend, May saw the most murders in any month in Charm City since 1972. Non-lethal shootings have gone up sharply as well. But arrests are down across...
  • Good News: Baltimore Pastors Have A Plan To Stop All The Violence

    06/05/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | June 4, 2015 | William Teach
    There were two killed and at least other shootings in Baltimore on Tuesday. May was essentially a record breaker for Baltimore when it comes to murders. What to do? (Baltimore Sun) Pastors and other community organizers plan to walk some of Baltimores most violent blocks on weekend nights from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. this summer. Midnight basketball tournaments and a new community center for children named for Freddie Gray not far from Gilmor Homes, where he was arrested, are aimed at uniting the city. Gray, 25, died from an injury sustained in police custody prompting protests and rioting. On...
  • Police release sketch in Baltimore rapper's homicide: Sister says 'Mamoo' had passion for rap

    06/05/2015 8:47:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | June 5, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BALTIMORE City police need help to identify a person of interest in the homicide of a Baltimore rapper. Authorities said 25-year-old Leedell Brown died after he was severely attacked inside the Hott Spott Lounge in downtown Baltimore. Hott Spott shut down for alcoholic beverage law violation. Brown's family said the sketch is one step closer to justice. Police released a sketch of a person of interest in the Brown's beating death inside the Hott Spott Lounge on Guilford Avenue in February. "He was just a good guy. I don't really have the words. He was my brother, my little brother,"...
  • Crime Wave: Murders Skyrocket Across The Country in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, NYC

    06/03/2015 11:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 3, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Anti-police sentiment in big cities across the country comes at a cost and we're seeing it now with skyrocketing crime statistics from St. Louis to New York City. Baltimore - Murders have doubled with 43 homicides last month alone Chicago - 900+ shootings this year St. Louis - 55 murders this year Dallas - Violent crime up 10 percent Atlanta - Homicides up 32 percent Milwaukee - Homicides up by 180 percent New York City - Murders up 20 percent Heather Mac Donald at the Wall Street Journal has a detailed piece about the increase in crime that's worth a...
  • Wichita man may face murder charges in death of 100-year-old sexual assault victim

    06/03/2015 11:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 2, 2015 | Amy Renee Leiker
    A man charged with raping a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her southeast Wichita home last fall may be charged with murder in her death three weeks after the attack. Prosecutors have asked Sedgwick County District Judge David Dahl to grant a new preliminary hearing in the case against Kasey Nesbitt in light of an autopsy report that says the womans death from a blood clot is a homicide. The clot developed in her body and traveled to her lungs. Martha Schell of Wichita died Oct. 21 at a local nursing home and rehabilitation center, 21 days after she...
  • Study: Painkillers, Anti-Anxiety Medications Linked To Increased Risk Of Homicide

    06/02/2015 2:05:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 74 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) For the first time ever, scientists have linked prescription drugs that affect the central nervous system to an increased risk of committing a homicide. European researchers found that people who were taking a class of tranquilizers called benzodiazpines were more likely to kill someone than those who were not taking these medicines, reports Live Science.
  • Man killed Saturday has ties to Baltimore 'Stop Snitching' DVD

    06/02/2015 2:13:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | June 1, 2015 | Jayne Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BALTIMORE One of the men fatally shot over the weekend has a well-known and notorious father. Ronnie Thomas III, 22, is the son of the star of the DVD "Stop Snitching," put out in 2004 in Baltimore to discourage witness cooperation. Baltimore's homicides rarely happen in isolation, but are often connected to some other incident, like a long-running grudge, payback, rivalry or retaliation. It was a weekend cookout at Belair Road and Sinclair Lane that ended early Saturday morning with the city's 41st and 42nd homicides in the month of May. One of the two men killed was Thomas. Thomas'...
  • The case for why Baltimore should pay murderous residents not to kill

    06/01/2015 2:39:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post's Inspired Life Blog ^ | June 1, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    It was early Thursday morning, and news of another killing had just arrived, this one more chilling than the others. There were two bodies. One was a young woman, aged 31. The other was her 7-year-old son. Both had been shot in the head. It wasnt long before police and onlookers swarmed the West Baltimore street to bear witness to another grim annotation in the citys skyrocketing murder toll. The screams Im hearing right now as the bodies are removed from the house would rip your heart out, one reporter wrote on Twitter. Even in Baltimore, where killing is a...
  • (Baltimore) City sees 40 homicides, more than 100 shootings this month

    05/30/2015 8:57:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5-30-2015 | Ian Duncan/Carrie Wells
    Baltimore Police announced May's 40th homicide victim Saturday, making it the city's deadliest month in a quarter of a century. Justin Mensuphu-Bey, 23 who also went by Justin Bey, according to court records was fatally shot in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown Friday night, police said. The last time the city had 40 homicides in a month was August 1990, when the city had 42 and its population was significantly larger. So far, 2015 has seen 113 homicides. The 100th shooting of the month also happened early Saturday morning. A woman was found shot in...
  • Homicide Rate Four Times Higher in Palestinian Authority Than in Israel

    05/17/2015 11:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 5/17/2015, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Murder rates were four times as high in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza than in Israel in 2012, according to a new study on homicide released last week. The findings are part of a global study on homicide by the Igarap Institute, a Brazilian think tank. [] 134 people were killed in Israel in 2012, according to this databaseassuming it is not including terror victimsat a rate of 1.8 murders per 100,000 people. By contrast, 312 people were killed in the PA that same year, or a staggering 7.4 murders per 100,000 people.
  • Update: Man charged with homicide in pregnant girl's attack, baby's death

    05/14/2015 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 18 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | May 14, 2015 | Shelly Bradbury
    A 23-year-old Chattanooga man has been charged with criminal homicide after police say he beat a 15-year-old pregnant girl and killed the baby she was carrying. Police say Justin Armour attacked the girl on Tuesday in a vacant house near 2201 East 3rd Street. She gave birth to the stillborn baby who Armour fathered early Wednesday morning. Medical staff believe the baby died because of trauma from the assault, according to police. The girl was five months pregnant. The girl and Armour had a history of domestic violence. The girl, who will not be identified by the Times...
  • Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide, police officers charged

    05/01/2015 8:17:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 181 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2015
    Prosecutors ruled that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide. Friday morning, State attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that all six officers involved in the incident have been charged and warrants are out for their arrests. "Six officers are each facing multiple charges, including manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment: Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero and Officer Caesar Goodson," The Baltimore Sun reports. "Goodson, who drove the van, has been charged with second-degree murder." Mosby described how police arrested Gray on no grounds, violated police procedures by cuffing his hands...
  • No Sharp Rise Seen in Police Killings, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise

    04/30/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | MICHAEL WINES and SARAH COHEN
    The use of police force against minorities and whites alike is so poorly monitored that there is no precise accounting of how many citizens are killed by officers, much less their ethnicity or other crucial details. What official data exists suggests that the number of killings by police officers has crept upward only slowly, if at all, in recent years. Since 2009, one regular if incomplete measure, the F.B.I.s account of justifiable homicides by police officers, ranged between 397 and 426 deaths annually before jumping to 461 in 2013, the latest reporting year. Federal experts have long acknowledged...
  • New year brings an increase in homicides to San Francisco

    02/22/2015 7:09:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2015 1:36 PM EST | Paul Elias
    It was, the mayor of San Francisco said, a shocking start to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods. In January, four young men sitting in a stolen car were gunned down in a trendy neighborhood near City Hall. Ten days later, a mother was shot dead outside her home in front of her three children. In another, a blood-spattered woman staggered into a restaurant seeking help for bullet wounds, and a man was found shot dead in an SUV outside. With the homicide count climbing to...
  • WA: Example of One Punch Homicide

    12/27/2014 5:32:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Thomas, above, died after being struck with one punch. On December 21st, just before Christmas, there occurred a tragic example of a one punch homicide. It seems clear that the homicide was unintentional, as the victim agreed to be hit. Both young men were at a party and appear to have been drinking. From khou.com: Before the fight, the two shook hands and smoked a cigarette together, witnesses told sheriff's deputies. Thomas, who apparently hit a car that the suspect was sitting in, agreed to let Galen hit him. But Galen hit Thomas so hard that he fell backward...
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a conversation about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayors self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jurys decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. That should never have to...
  • Cleveland boy's death in police shooting declared homicide

    12/12/2014 10:59:03 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-12-2014
    The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, according to a county autopsy report released on Friday that found he was struck once in the abdomen. Tamir Rice, who was black, was shot on Nov. 22 by a white police officer responding to a call of a suspect waving a handgun around in a Cleveland park. The weapon turned out to be a replica that typically fires plastic pellets. The sixth-grader died the next day. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's autopsy report said Rice sustained a single wound to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who filmed Eric Garner in chokehold says grand jury was rigged

    12/04/2014 10:03:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Erik Badia,Corky Siemaszko
    The Staten Island man who took the cellphone video seen around the world of a cop killing Eric Garner with a chokehold said Thursday the grand jury was rigged. I think they already had their minds made up, Ramsey Orta told the Daily News a day after the panel voted not to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime.