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  • Homicide detective's book describes 'How the Police Generate False Confessions'

    10/20/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    If you have an interest in fairness, justice and preventing wrongful convictions, then the new book "How the Police Generate False Confessions," by former Washington, D.C., homicide detective James Trainum is an important read. It takes you inside the interrogation room to see how investigators extract admissions from innocent people, and how the justice system can fix this persistent problem, seen in high profile cases such as the Central Park Five, the Norfolk Four and the teenaged suspect from Wisconsin in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." It's a phenomenon that remains, understandably, incomprehensible to many. Someone "admits" to a...
  • Chicago’s homicide count for 2016 soars past 500 after violent Labor Day weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM | Reuven Blau
    The homicide count in Chicago has soared past 500 so far this year, exceeding the total number of murders for all of last year. The bloody death toll of 512 was reached after a violent holiday weekend where 65 people in the city were shot, 13 fatally, authorities said. The figure is a 20-year high.By contrast, there have been 409 homicides combined in New York and Los Angeles through late August. …
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • Teen reels in woman's body while fishing in Washington County (PA)

    08/02/2016 5:35:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    WTAE.COM ^ | 02 AUGUST 2016 | WTAE.COM
    NORTH BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Police have been called to a Washington County dam where a body was found Tuesday afternoon. Sources said a teenage boy reeled in a woman's body while fishing in the dam.
  • Gun Homicides in U.S. Down 40% from 1993 to 2014; Lowest Rate in 34 Years

    07/11/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States in 2014 was 10,945, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&146;s report on its final data on deaths in this county for that year, which was released on June 30. The 10,945 firearm homicides in 2014 represented a 40-percent drop from the peak hit in 1993, when there were 18,253 firearm homicides in the country, according to CDC data. The 10,945 firearm homicides in the United States in 2014 equaled a rate of 3.43 per 100,000 people in the population. That was the lowest firearm homicide rate...
  • $50,000 Reward in California Serial Killer Cold Case

    06/15/2016 4:58:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/15 | Don Thompson
    Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. The case has grown cold for the killer known by at least four nicknames over the decades. He was dubbed the East Area Rapist after his start in Northern California. The Original Night Stalker after a series of Southern California slayings. The Diamond Knot Killer for using the elaborate knot to bind two of his victims. And most recently the Golden State Killer.
  • WI: Wisconsin Reaches 300,000 permits in Five Years; Homicide rate lower than Japan

    04/08/2016 4:49:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011 In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits.  The permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of manslaughter when carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit.  He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter.  That is a homicide rate lower than that of Japan! The average number for 2012 was over 105,000.  The average for 2013 was 175,000, and 223,000 for 2014, and 260,000 for 2015.  In the first four full years of the...
  • Drunk-driving illegal immigrant who killed straight-A college student was let go...

    04/07/2016 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 35 replies
    His blood alcohol content level at the time was .241, which is four times the legal limit to drive, WOWT reported. In addition, Mejia was driving on a suspended license and faces a motor vehicle homicide charge. Douglas County Judge Jeff Marcuzzo set Mejia's bail at 10 per cent of $50,000, which means he only had to post $5,000 cash to be released.
  • Police: Homicides rise in Chicago; illegal gun seizures fall

    03/01/2016 2:38:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 4:38 PM EST | Don Babwin
    Homicides and shootings have doubled in Chicago so far this year compared with the same period in 2015, and police have seized fewer illegal guns - more possible signals that officers have become less aggressive in the aftermath of a shooting video released last fall.Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said Tuesday that he was so concerned about officers possibly holding back that he filmed a video for the entire department in which he encouraged them to do their jobs and assured them that a federal probe of the force was not aimed at individuals. "We are aware that there is...
  • District Of Columbia Ends 2015 With A 54 Percent Spike In Homicides

    01/01/2016 1:09:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The nation's capital ended the year with a massive spike in homicides. No, D.C., nor any other major city, is seeing crime levels return to that of the 1990s. Nevertheless, it's a somber statistic for a city whose police force is at its lowest levels in ten years. In all, the city witnessed 162 homicides within its limits, a 54 percent increase (via FoxDC): On the final day of the year, we asked a community leader, a police officer and the mayor about what is causing all of this violence. Paul Trantham, an ANC commissioner in Ward 8, represents one of the...
  • Chicago’s First Homicide Of 2016: Man Shot To Death In Grand Boulevard

    01/01/2016 7:56:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    (STMW) – In the first reported homicide of 2016, a man was shot to death early New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. The 24-year-old man was shot about 2:20 a.m. in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence, police said. He was dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but did not release additional information.
  • Indianapolis homicides highest in 8 years

    12/01/2015 7:22:11 PM PST · by digger48 · 22 replies
    WISH ^ | December 1, 2015 | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The city of Indianapolis is at its highest homicide rate in eight years. The Department of Public Safety says 137 people lost their lives to violence so far this year. In addition to homicides, there has been 412 non-fatal shootings, up 79 from last year, including one Tuesday morning on 29th Street near Rader Street "That's the most terrible feeling that any parent could feel and witness," said Betty Killebrew, the mother of Tuesday morning's victim. "My son was just laying there on the ground saying that he couldn't feel his legs." Killebrew says she was inside...
  • (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, 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. Ritzer’s 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) sheriff’s 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 Flanagan‘s 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, Baltimore’s current homicide rate (deaths per 100,000 people) is running about 26% above that of the Motor City. That’s 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 children’s 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 person’s heart and see what was good, even if they couldn’t see it themselves. That’s 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 ^ | 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 · 61 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.