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  • 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 America’s Next Top Model contestant and three others was scheduled to be ejected from the US in 2012 but was granted deferred deportation under President Obama’s 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 it’s 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-9’s 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 themselves—black 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 woman’s 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 Gray’s 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 Baltimore’s 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 woman’s 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 wasn’t long before police and onlookers swarmed the West Baltimore street to bear witness to another grim annotation in the city’s skyrocketing murder toll. “The screams I’m 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 Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank. […] 134 people were killed in Israel in 2012, according to this database—assuming it is not including terror victims—at 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 mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s 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.
  • A Punch to the Head is Potential Deadly Force

    12/02/2014 5:41:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you watch television and the movies, you might get the impression that a punch to the head is no big deal.  That is not true.  A punch to the head is a very serious attack.  It can disable.   It can maim.  It can kill.  The head is a vulnerable target, which is why an attacker aims for it.  I first became aware of  the deadly potential of one punch to the head in the 1970's, from a long forgotten news story.   Later, the son of a close friend killed a man with one punch.  He was eventually found...
  • Helen Novak, 90, was viciously beaten to death by a 10-year-old boy, police say

    10/14/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 14, 2104 | Christian Savoy
    A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide after he brutally beat 90-year-old Helen Novak to death. Tristen Kurilla, apparently angry because the 90-year-old woman shouted at him, hooked a cane around Novak's neck and then held her down and beat her to death while she was in bed, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors said today that they have charged the child as an adult for the murder of Helen Novak, a woman who was under the care of the child's grandfather. The Associated Press reported that the incident occurred on Saturday when the boy was visiting his grandfather's house...
  • Fun with Math for the Race Pimps

    08/13/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 17 replies
    I am getting tired of this "they killing us" screed from African Americans. While I do not know the facts of what happened in Ferguson and I think the police are coming off as shady the fact of the matter isit isn't quite like what the left wants you to believe. First off although blacks make up 12.6% of the US population. Whites make up 72.4%. Which means there are 5.75 times more Whites in the US. Why is this important? Well black leadership and columnists are claiming they are disproportionately the victims of racial violence. Well the cold hard...
  • Authorities Search for 2 Women Who Allegedly Beat Man to Death at Metro Train Station

    06/22/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6-22-14 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    Homicide detectives were investigating Sunday the death of a 65-year-old man who was beaten by two unidentified women at a Willowbrook Metro train station. L.A. resident John Whitmore was waiting for a train at the Metro-Blue Line near Imperial Highway and South Wilmington Avenue (map) on Friday, June 13 when two black women kicked Whitmore and hit him with their hands until he collapsed, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
  • Gun homicides down

    06/04/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 4 replies
    KLTV ^ | 5/28/14 | Summer Dashe
    It seems there is something in the news every day about gun violence. The recent mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, a movie theater riddled with bullets in Colorado, children and teachers gunned down at school in Connecticut, and the list goes on. While you may be seeing more and more shooting, the fact is, overall gun homicide rates have dropped dramatically over the past two decades, according to a recent study.
  • Breaking: Obama announces Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation

    05/30/2014 8:20:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 192 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/14 | Yahoo News
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  • 'INTERNAL VA EMAIL' REVEALS LOS ANGELES VA HOSPITAL 'MANIPULATED' RECORDS

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...
  • Live Thread: Veterans Administration Health Care Wait List (Phoenix)

    05/28/2014 5:21:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | May 28, 2014 | c-span
    Veterans Affairs (VA) Department officials testified about the alleged destruction of an unofficial patient waiting list associated with the Phoenix VA health care system.
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s ‘Stonewall Playbook’ Won’t Work on VA Scandal

    05/24/2014 10:12:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 23, 2014 | Staff
    While the Obama administration has largely been able to fend off criticism from many of its looming controversies, it won’t be able to do the same with the mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs given the wide scope and various reports and anecdotes of the problem, Charles Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report. In the past, the White House used the “stonewall playbook” of refraining from commenting on scandals by pointing to an ongoing investigations, in which there was largely no other source of outside information and allowed the administration to more feasibly control the narrative. In regards to...
  • Too tired to care about VA scandal?

    08/04/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3, 2013 | Salena Zito
    An unknown number of U.S. military veterans are dead within 30 days of contracting Legionnaires' disease in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh. Aside from their family members, few people seem to be outraged. If that doesn't grab your attention, perhaps this will: VA officials in charge when those men were dying from a preventable illness received more than $100,000 in performance bonuses. The same bureaucrats who were paid handsomely for negligence and incompetence also refuse to answer reporters' questions about whether they've removed the deadly Legionella bacteria from hospitals that were built to heal, protect and serve those who...
  • VA official: Don't tell until asked about Legionnaires' outbreak among veterans (6 veterans died)

    05/22/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 11 | Mike Wereschagin and Adam Smeltz
    Editor's note: This story is the second of two parts. A high-ranking official with Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wanted the agency to keep quiet about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak rather than warn the public, internal emails indicate. ... The email is among nearly 7,000 pages of internal VA emails and documents the Tribune-Review obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Trooper wounded in I-70 shootout in critical condition; suspect shot dead ID'd as convicted killer

    05/08/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Ferrugia
    DOTSERO, Colo. - A state trooper was rushed to the hospital after he was shot while helping a driver who was stopped on the side of Interstate 70 near Dotsero. The Colorado State Patrol identified the trooper as Eugene Hofacker, a 6-year veteran, who is listed in critical but stable condition at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Hofacker is assigned to the Vail Troop Office. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said the trooper was shot as he approached the driver-side window of the suspect's car. A second trooper returned fire and killed the suspect. ... the dead man is...
  • Deputies Responding to Stabbing Mistakenly Killed WeHo Man: LASD

    04/10/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Pamer
    John Winkler, 30, rushed out of an apartment behind another victim who was bleeding profusely from the neck and covered in blood, when deputies fired on both men, according to a sheriff’s news release. The deputy-involved shooting occurred after a report of a “assault with a deadly weapon, man with a knife” at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Palm Avenue, a call that came in about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the news release stated. When deputies got to the apartment, Winkler came running out, “lunging at the back” of another man also fleeing, the release said. “Both ran...
  • Body parts in bags found on roads: Gruesome discovery believed to be homicide (Michigan)

    01/31/2014 3:43:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/31/14
    Body parts discovered stuffed inside garbage bags and left on the side of roads in Michigan Thursday are believed to be those of an adult white male. The bagged body parts may have been tossed from a grayish-white, mid-1990s SUV, according to a witness and NBC News on Friday, Jan. 31. The human remains were found in China Township and St. Clair Township when the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office was tipped off yesterday afternoon about a "suspicious incident". Police were called around 4 p.m. Thursday by a woman reporting a "heavy-set middle aged white female" dumping garbage bags along...
  • Suspect Who Turns His Back & Raises Hands into Air Is Killed by PCSO Deputy

    01/27/2014 4:24:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 115 replies
    SanTanValley.com ^ | Friday, January 24, 2014 | CBS 5 staff
    Video of a police standoff contradicts the initial Pinal County Sheriff's Office description of the chain of events that led to the shooting death of a suspected car thief. The man had led police and sheriff's deputies on a chase through Casa Grande and Eloy for nearly an hour, before deputies immobilized the car he was driving. A witness shot the video on a cell phone. It shows the final moments of the standoff, when deputies were ordering Manuel Longoria to surrender. The deputies had their weapons drawn and fired five bean bag rounds at the suspect, in addition to...
  • ‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution

    01/10/2014 7:39:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 136 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 10, 2014
    ‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution Published January 10, 2014 Associated Press A man has been executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary almost 20 years after orchestrating the brutal assault and robbery of his co-worker at a Tulsa convenience store. Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was convicted in the killing of Richard Yost, 30, who aspired to one day manage the Quiktrip store. Wilson, who was convicted of first-degree murder, was the third person executed for the February 25, 1995, crime; the fourth defendant is serving a life term.
  • Reckless homicide charge filed after shooting death of Noblesville teen [Aubrey Peters]

    12/09/2013 10:08:32 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    fox59.com ^ | 12-9-2013 | Vanessa McClure
    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (December 9, 2013) – A 16-year-old Noblesville girl who was shot in the chest Sunday evening died from her injuries. Noblesville Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene in the 8200 block of River Run Place at 11:20 p.m. They found four people inside the residence and the victim unresponsive. She was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis) where she later died. The victim, Aubrey Peters, was a Noblesville High School student. FOX59 viewers may remember her for rescuing two children from a pond in March 2010, a heroic act that earned...
  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 10:04:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    sundayworld.com ^ | 12-1-2013 | Sunday World
    A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning. “She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news. Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said. Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police. Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of...
  • Whiteford Fatal Victim Linked to Homicide

    11/19/2013 10:03:12 AM PST · by madison10 · 4 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 11/19/2013 | Ray Kisonas
    A man killed in a car accident on US-223 in Whiteford Township has been linked to a homicide involving his girlfriend whose body was found in the couple’s home outside of Howell the same day. The Monroe and Livingston County sheriff’s offices have been working together on the case that developed Monday afternoon. According to Livingston authorities, the 51-year-old woman was found deceased due to blunt force trauma inside her home in Oceola Township. During the same time frame, her live-in boyfriend, 49, was driving through Monroe County on US-223 east of Memorial Hwy. when his car swerved into the...
  • 53 Homicides, 224 Shot and Wounded in August in Rahm's Chicago

    09/07/2013 7:56:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | September 6, 2013 | Rebel Pundit
    No matter how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy spin it by touting overall crime being down in the city, the numbers for 2013 are still horrifying. The website HeyJackass.com, which keeps some pretty interesting data regarding Chicago crime statistics, reports that the city saw 53 homicides in August, with 41 deaths and 224 wounded as a result of shootings.
  • Black-on-White Violence: The Forgotten Victims

    08/29/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Black-on-White Violence: The Forgotten VictimsPosted By Jack Kerwick On August 29, 2013 @ 12:17 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments As the nation remembers Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it should also note that while the self-appointed guardians of King’s legacy, the “anti-racists,” obsess over Paula Deen and liken Trayvon Martin to Emmet Till, they say nothing about interracial violence when it involves black perpetrators and white victims. Below is a select list of interracial atrocities committed by blacks against whites.  These forgotten victims are men and women, young and...