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  • Man charged with murder in the killing of Mississippi nuns

    08/27/2016 3:23:24 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 92 replies
    MSN news ^ | 8/27/2016 | pawpawrick
    © Rodney Earl Sanders A suspect has been arrested in the killings of two nuns whose bodies were found in their Mississippi home Thursday, authorities said late Friday. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, was charged with two counts of capital murder "after an exhaustive interview
  • More Mass Executions in the Name of Islam

    08/17/2016 10:40:54 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | August 17, 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    The Iranian government is relying more and more on mass executions in order to control its citizens. Iranian officials used to keep their executions secret. However, over the last year since the nuclear agreement was reached, Iranian authorities have been showing no fear or concern when it comes to publicly announcing that they have mass-executed a group of people. Iran is ranked the first in the world, followed by China, when it comes to hanging people. The mullahs have started the month August by mass executing at least 25 people who are from a religious minority. Not only did Iran...
  • It's Our Turn: Let's give the President some Constructive Suggestions (vanity)

    07/17/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by BobL · 46 replies
    (self) | 07/17/2016 | (self)
    Often here we're put on the defensive, such as when there's a mass shooting in this country, particularly with an unfriendly administration. They know all the answers - if we want gun violence to end, we need to eliminate guns (at least from law abiding citizens). If cops don't want to get shot in cold blood, perhaps they shouldn't shoot blacks in cold blood (he didn't exactly say that, but the message seems to be something like that). And the list goes on. So how about if we help. Let's list out a few 'suggestions' for the president to calm...
  • Two Baton Rouge police officers killed in shooting Sunday, mayor's office confirms

    07/17/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 41 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 7-17-16 | ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
    Update, 10:05 a.m.Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola confirmed that several officers were shot by gunfire.The scene is "contained," he said, but police are asking everyone to stay out of the area. Update, 10 a.m.Two Baton Rouge police officers shot on Sunday morning have died, confirmed William Daniel, the city-parish's chief administrative officer. Update, 9:56 a.m.East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden tells CNN that "three police officers are feared dead."Original story At least one police officer has been shot in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, and there's an active shooter situation in the area of Airline and Old...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Celebrate Dallas Protest Shootings

    07/07/2016 11:09:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 7/8/16 | Aurelius
    As news broke Thursday night that at least four police officers in Dallas had been murdered, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters took to social media to celebrate, condone, or excuse the shootings. Here are only a few examples of the dozens that have been posted over the last hour alone:
  • Advance copy of Obama's Sunday address on the San Bernardino killings [Satire]

    12/06/2015 11:02:29 AM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 6, 2015 | Dan Miller
    <p>This advance copy of President Obama's Sunday evening address to the nation was provided by my confidential informant, the Very Honorable and Highly Reliable I.M. Totus, the Teleprompter of the United States.</p> <p>My Fellow Muslims Americans, we live in difficult times. We must wrestle constantly with blasphemous, and therefore false, Islamophobic assertions such as that devout Muslims slaughtered innocents in Paris and more recently in California. I shall continue to pursue with all possible vigor the perpetrators of such Islamophobic speech and thought, which I recently declared felony-grade hate crimes.</p>
  • Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

    12/04/2015 10:41:12 AM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    9 News Colorado | July 20, 2012 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • 3 things you need to know about the latest Oregon killings

    10/02/2015 6:28:16 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 32 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | Steve Berman
    You need to know three things about the Oregon killings, the latest senseless act of hate directed at Christians in America. The father of shooting victim Anastasia Boylan, who was shot in the back and survived, said this after talking to his daughter before her surgery about Christopher Harper Mercer’s killing spree at a Rosewood, Oregon community college. I don’t know how much time elapsed before he was able to stand there and start asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he asked them. And if you’re a Christian stand up, and he said ‘Good....
  • Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

    04/17/2015 7:35:32 AM PDT · by jda · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 April 2015
    Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident. Palermo police said they had detained 15 people suspected in the high seas assault, which they learned of while interviewing tearful survivors from Nigeria and Ghana who had arrived in Palermo Wednesday morning after being rescued at sea by the ship Ellensborg. The 15 were accused of multiple homicide aggravated by religious hatred, police said in a...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Six Newborn Babies

    02/12/2015 8:26:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Csey Harper
    A Utah woman pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering her six newborn babies over a 10-year period and storing them in her garage. Megan Huntsman, 39, strangled and suffocated her children, wrapped the babies in towels and blankets and stuffed them into boxes that she put in the garage, the Los Angeles Times reports. Huntsman, who said she lost count of how many babies she killed, faces up to life in prison for each murder. She will be sentenced April 20.
  • It’s time to abolish the CIA

    01/02/2015 6:43:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    The CIA should be abolished. After a trial run of 67 years, the agency has proven a sorcerer’s apprentice. The director and his subordinates have became insufferably arrogant Platonic Guardians hiding behind secrecy in the belief that the rest of us are too stupid or naive to judge what risks to accept to preserve liberty and the rule of law. The CIA has made Americans less safe. Its incorrigible anti-democratic ethos was epitomized by legendary chief of counterintelligence James J. Angleton. He voiced contempt for the Church Committee’s investigation of chronic agency abuses, i.e., the “Family Jewels.” As reported in...
  • NY City Cabbie Convicted of Arranging Honor Killings

    08/14/2014 12:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 8/14/14 | staff
    A veteran New York City taxi driver originally from Pakistan was convicted of two honor killings he arranged to avenge his family’s “humiliation.” Mohammed Choudhry, 61, who drove a cabin New York for more than 20 years, had forced his 23-year-old daughter, Amina Ajmal, into an arranged marriage in Pakistan in 2012. However, Ajmal, who was raised in the U.S. and college-educated, was in love with another man, Shujat Abbas. When Ajmal fled the marriage during a daring midnight escape with Abbas and came back to the U.S., Choudhry vowed to take revenge for the family’s disgraced “honor,” pledging to...
  • 'Kelly File' Exclusive: William Ayers pressed on controversial past

    06/30/2014 3:04:13 PM PDT · by topher · 42 replies ^ | Published June 29, 2014 |
    He's been called an education visionary, a confidante of the future president and a terrorist, but he's never had to answer questions like these. William Ayers, who went from leading the Weather Underground in the 1960s and early 1970s to becoming a celebrated academic at University of Illinois, sat down for a no-holds barred interview with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly, which will air Monday night.
  • What Gun Control Would Have Worked (vanity)

    05/25/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT · by BobL · 51 replies
    (none) | May 25, 2014 | Self
    I've been trying to think of all the post-Sandy Hook gun control legislation that has been proposed (some of it passed), and I can't think of a single piece of legislation that would have stopped him. The only thing that I can come up with is a complete ban on handguns. What would not have helped: 1) Expanded background checks - he legally bought the guns - gun show, private buyer, no difference - they checked on him. 2) Gun Registration - all handguns are registered in California, and I assume his too, as he legally owned them 3) Smaller...
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

    09/10/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/13 | Jan Hennop
    Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court. Ruto, 46, and co-accused Kenyan radio boss Joshua arap Sang, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of stoking the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence. The start of the high-stakes case, with the ICC's reputation on...
  • Source: Bomb suspect arraigned in hospital bed

    04/22/2013 10:06:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    WCVB ^ | 4/22/13 | WCVB
    Mayor Menino says Tamerlan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev acted alone WASHINGTON —Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official tells NewsCenter 5's Kelley Tuthill. The complaint against him has been sealed and is not public, according to Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the U.S. Courts in Boston. A magistrate went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Monday for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's initial appearance. The exact charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sealed in the complaint and were not immediately available. This is a NewsCenter 5 breaking news update. Law enforcement sources tell ABC...
  • White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation

    02/21/2013 7:57:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/13 | Daniel Bates
    The Obama administration is refusing to hand over full details of its targeted killing programme in order to ensure John Brennan takes up his post as head of the CIA, according to a report. The White House is said to be considering handing over details of the Benghazi scandal to Republicans rather than give up the secrets of its drone strikes. The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings. nstead President Obama seems content to risk their wrath to win more support for Mr Brennan.
  • Authorities announce $1 million reward for ex-cop suspected in 3 killings.

    02/10/2013 5:08:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2013 | Fox News
    Seeking leads as the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner -- the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings -- progressed into its fourth day, authorities on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. “This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when," he said. "I want Chris Dorner to know that.” Read more:
  • Top Tehran TV journalist wanted by FBI for 1980 murder in the US

    09/04/2009 5:54:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 517+ views
    TimesOnline - UK ^ | September 4, 2009
    An American fugitive, accused of murdering an aide to the late Shah of Iran in the United States, was made an editor of Iran’s English-language television network in Tehran. Hassan Abdulrahman, who is wanted by the FBI for shooting dead Ali Akbar Tabatabai in Maryland, worked for Iran’s flagship broadcaster Press TV, which has bureaus across the world, including London. A Press TV journalist who resigned in protest over the channel’s coverage of the apparently rigged Iranian election in June told The Times yesterday that Mr Abdulrahman was chief editor at the head office of the network. The journalist, who...
  • Democrats: Investigate Benghazi Attack AFTER the Election

    09/28/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administration’s actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been. But here’s the salient point, and how the Democrats are duping the public into thinking that they truly want an investigation: Kerry and his pals’ letter to Thomas Nides, deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, is asking for more information and a full briefing after the Senate returns in November. That’s right. After the election.
  • Picture of and info on Sikh Temple Killer.

    08/06/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 44 replies
    Media Outrage Blog ^ | 08/06/2012 | Media Outrage
    Sources told ABC News the suspect was a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.” And officials told NBC News he had “some kind of radical or white supremacist views,” but was apparently not a member of any kind of radical organization. His past run-ins with law enforcement were described as minor. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Page “was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.” The band, called End Apathy, formed in 2005. According to the group’s MySpace page, its music “is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent...
  • Fury over rural diktat banning women from 'falling in love' (India)

    07/15/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 7/14/12 | RAHUL BEDI in New Delhi
    A VILLAGE council in India has issued a Taliban-like diktat banning women under the age of 40 from falling in love, using mobile phones or going out in public unescorted. The “fiat” issued by the Asara village council in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh province, 40km northeast of the capital New Delhi, has outraged women’s rights activists across India. It also requires women to cover their heads while away from their homes. Anyone defying the order would be ostracised and then expelled from the village, council member Mohammad Mokam said yesterday. He added there were “other ways” to make the...
  • Obama's Administration Killed a 16-Year-Old American, Didn't Say Anything About It. This Is Justice?

    07/09/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 9. 2012 | Tom Junod
    In the August issue, Tom Junod examines an entirely new application of power on the part of the president — the targeted killing of individuals deemed to be threats to the country. So far, thousands have been killed, most prominent among them Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. The decisions to target are made and the lethal missions are carried out without any public accountability, even when those targeted are Americans and even when, on one occasion, one of those Americans was a teenager. Over the course of this week, Junod considers five of the larger implications of his story...
  • Five women 'killed by tribal elders for dancing and singing with men at wedding party in Pakistan'

    06/06/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 June 2012
    As wedding scenes go, it is a rather sedate affair. But four women who joined in the celebrations are thought to have paid with their lives. They are feared to have been the victims of honour killings after dancing with men. In scenes from the wedding, they are pictured in heavy robes and headdresses, sitting on the floor while singing and clapping. Two men were apparently dancing next to them, while out of shot another person captures the moment on a mobile phone video camera. Soon afterwards, the women were said to have been shot or had their throats cut...
  • Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpses (dissolving in acid for Mexican drug gang)

    02/23/2012 5:01:58 PM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/12 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpsesBy ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press – 46 min ago SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness accounts, defense attorneys said Thursday. Jose Olivera Beritan, 38, and David Valencia, 41, are accused burning two strangled corpses in 55-gallon barrels of acid heated by slow-burning propane tanks. The killings occurred in a San Diego home in June 2007 in what authorities say was an unusually gruesome display of drug violence crossing the border from Mexico...
  • Suspect in O.C. killings of homeless men is an Iraq war veteran

    01/15/2012 12:51:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    lat ^ | January 14, 2012, 9:16 p.m. | Nicole Santa Cruz and Alan Zarembo
    A 23-year-old former Marine who some say was distraught after combat service in Iraq has been named a suspect in the serial killings of four homeless men in Orange County. Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda was chased by bystanders Friday after the most recent stabbing death behind a fast-food restaurant in an Anaheim shopping center parking lot. Ocampo remained in police custody without bail Saturday and is expected in court on Tuesday. "We are extremely confident that we have the man who is responsible for the murders of all four homeless men in Orange County," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter...
  • Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids (bleeding heart liberal alert)

    10/09/2011 1:32:23 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 10/9/2011 | JAY REEVES
    IRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago — asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their children if they're arrested or deported. ((snip)) "We're afraid to go back to Mexico because of the drugs, the cartels and the killings," Gonzalez said. "And we are afraid to stay here because of the law."
  • Punjab: acquittal for 70 Muslim extremists on trial for the Gojra massacre

    06/11/2011 5:36:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies ^ | 06/11/2011 | Jibran Khan
    In August 2009, ten people died, eight burnt alive. Four churches were destroyed. Threats against Christian witnesses force them to flee to avoid further violence. Muslim leader says Christians “deserve” to be murdered. Catholic priest wonders whether minorities will ever have justice. Lahore (AsiaNews) – Pakistan’s fundamentalists are rejoicing following the acquittal verdict. The country’s Christian minority is “under shock” because, this time as well, the massacre of innocent victims done in the name of the infamous blasphemy law will go unpunished. The justice system also shows its powerlessness vis-à-vis extremists who can carry out heinous crimes with total impunity,...
  • US 'deeply troubled' at killings on Israel-Syria border

    06/05/2011 10:04:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/5/11 | AFP
    The United States said Sunday it is "deeply troubled" over clashes on the Syrian border with Israel that reportedly resulted in 14 deaths, and called for calm on both sides. Israeli troops opened fire as protesters from Syria on Sunday stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights. "We are deeply troubled by events that took place earlier today in the Golan Heights resulting in injuries and the loss of life," the State Department said in a statement. "We call for all sides to exercise restraint. Provocative actions like this should be avoided." The US statement emphasized that "Israel,...
  • Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists

    03/04/2011 6:22:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL * EUROPE NEWS * MARCH 3, 2011, 9:57 P.M. ET Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists Suspect Had Contact to Radical Islamist Groups via Facebook By DAVID CRAWFORD, LAURA STEVENS and MARCUS WALKER FRANKFURT—The suspected gunman who killed two U.S. servicemen at Frankfurt airport Wednesday had links to Germany's radical Islamist circles, but German investigators say they currently believe he carried out the attack on his own. U.S. President Barack Obama said he is "saddened" and "outraged" by the shooting of a group of U.S. airmen in Germany. Video courtesy of Reuters Investigators suspect...
  • Warning signs missed in Fort Hood killings (Fort Hood probe report .. "NSS" Alert!)

    02/03/2011 1:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/3/11 | JoAnne Allen and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to those in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Major Nidal Malik Hasan -- an Army psychiatrist who had been dubbed by two colleagues as "a ticking time bomb" -- was charged with murder in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas that killed 13 and wounded 32. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, and Susan Collins, the panel's top Republican, said in the probe that authorities had...
  • Guns save lives

    01/29/2011 7:07:18 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 1/28/11 | JAMES R. FLOYD
    I find it fascinating that in two columns by Bob Herbert of the NY Times and one by the editor of the Hutchinson News, the writers can only come to one conclusion in the face of several public mass shootings in the US: more gun control. It is useful to consider the phrase "first responders." In recent years it has come to refer to the first government employees who respond to an incident and who assist as best they can when they arrive at the scene. Actually, the first responders are those at the scene of an incident when it...
  • Will Honor Killing Threats Keep Harry Potter Actress in Permanent Hiding?

    12/22/2010 5:07:18 PM PST · by forty_years · 33 replies · 4+ views ^ | 12/22/2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Afshan Azad, 22, the high-profile Harry Potter actress remains in hiding after refusing to appear in a London court. Ms. Azad had been seeing a non-Muslim man, a Hindu. Her family, specifically her father, Abul Azad, 53, and her brother Ashraf, 28, called her a "prostitute" and tried to force her into an arranged marriage with a Muslim man. Her brother also beat and her father threatened to kill her in May of this year. She escaped her family home and has been in hiding ever since. According to the Telegraph, she refused to testify against her family, saying that...
  • NY shooting leaves 4 dead, 4 injured

    08/14/2010 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 22 replies
    PressTV ^ | August 14th 2010 | Agencies
    A shooting spree in a Buffalo, New York restaurant has left four people dead and another four wounded with a man hunt launched to find the shooter. The bloody incident happened very early in the morning in the city of Buffalo after a fight at a large party inside the City Grill bar and restaurant spilled into the street around 2:30 a.m. The witness reported multiple shots. "There was some type of incident" inside the restaurant, "and it then spilled outside and that's when the shootings occurred," Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge told CNN. "We're trying to sort all...
  • Rutherford Co. Deputy Rehired After Fatal Wreck

    08/11/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT · by nmh · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Nashville News ^ | 8/11/10 | Nancy Amons
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Channel 4 News has learned that a controversial deputy has been rehired in Rutherford County. Ron Killings was acquitted earlier this year by a jury in the 2008 traffic death of 11-year-old old Lakeisha White. Outgoing Sheriff Truman Jones confirmed Wednesday that he has rehired Killings. ... Incoming sheriff, Robert Arnold, said that he did not want Killings back in the department but he isn't saying whether he"ll fire Killings when he's sworn in.
  • Me And My Exoskeleton: The Trick To Super Strength

    12/05/2009 5:15:28 PM PST · by Flavius · 6 replies · 1,665+ views
    gizmodo ^ | 11/8/09 | gizmodo
    When I first see the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC), it is hanging limply from the ceiling by a strap attached to its neck, dangling over a treadmill. I can’t wait to try it on.
  • You Ask Me to Apologize?

    11/13/2009 4:20:33 AM PST · by BellStar · 33 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/7/2009 1:03 PM CST | Young American Muslim
    I hate violence. So much that I can barely tolerate the evening news, where crime is given a spotlight. Yes, I know it exists, but why should I dwell on it? It only serves to depress me because I feel so helpless against it. Why would people ever commit such acts? It is mind boggling. The Fort Hood killings were heartbreaking, terrible, and should never have happened. Innocent soldiers were hurt, and the lives of their families will change forever. No one should die the way they did. When I first heard about them, I was upset, of course. I...
  • Mom of soldier says Fort Hood doctor Nidal Malik Hasan scared her

    11/09/2009 4:36:29 AM PST · by Saije · 36 replies · 2,122+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/9/2009 | Joanna Molloy
    He was supposed to help her hero son - but all she saw in Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's eyes was evil. The mom of a soldier who received psychiatric treatment from the accused Fort Hood gunman said she was frightened of the psychiatrist from the very beginning of her son's stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. "I looked into his eyes, and he scared me," Cindy Gagnier told the Daily News. "He made some comments to me that made me feel very uncomfortable, and I don't become uncomfortable very easily." The New York-born mother of four was at her son...
  • Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Frequented Local Strip Club

    11/08/2009 7:42:17 PM PST · by Saije · 102 replies · 3,583+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/8/2009 | Jana Winter
    The Army psychiatrist authorities say killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood Army Base Thursday was a recent and frequent customer at a local strip club, employees of the club told exclusively. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came into the Starz strip club not far from the base at least three times in the past month, the club's general manager, Matthew Jones, told Army investigators building their case against Hasan plan to interview Jones soon. "The last time he was here, I remember checking his military ID at the door, and he paid his $15...
  • Schieffer on the Hasan SNAFU

    11/08/2009 7:27:42 PM PST · by Saije · 25 replies · 1,390+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/8/2009 | Bob Schieffer
    The President has asked the nation not to jump to conclusions about what happened at Fort Hood, which is usually good advice, but it is also what government officials generally say when the government fouls up. Good advice or not, I am jumping to an obvious conclusion: This should not have happened. That doctor should not have been at Fort Hood. I don't care how hard-up the Army is for mental health professionals - a government psychiatrist with bad performance ratings who had been trying to get out of the Army and who had been saying what Dr. Hasan had...
  • Hasan conscious, talking

    11/08/2009 6:43:11 PM PST · by Saije · 138 replies · 3,277+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11/8/2009 | Steve Kreytak
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is awake and talking, a Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman said Sunday. Dewey Mitchell, public affairs chief at the hospital, said he did not know if the accused gunman in Thursday mass shooting at Fort Hood is talking to investigators. “I am not sure how much he is talking,” Dewey Mitchell said. “There is some communication going on. I just got that indication from people on our nursing staff.” Hasan, wounded four times in a shootout with post police, is in critical but stable condition, Mitchell said.
  • Obama: 'We cannot fully know' motive of Ft. Hood shooter

    11/07/2009 8:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,378+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/09 | Byron York
    President Obama says "we cannot fully know" what led Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to kill 13 people and wound 38 others at Fort Hood, Texas Thursday. Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before the killings, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces the enemy, and opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam. His rampage at Ft. Hood has the markings of an act of Islamic terrorism. But in his weekly address, Obama says, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing." And while the killings were "heartbreaking" and...
  • Kimberly Munley ended Fort Hood rampage using Virginia Tech lessons

    11/06/2009 3:26:00 PM PST · by Saije · 72 replies · 2,270+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/6/2009 | Patrick Jonsson
    Lessons learned from the horrific Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 are credited with averting an even bigger massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday afternoon when police officer Kimberly Munley confronted the gunman without waiting for backup and took him down with four shots. Reviews in the aftermath of the shootings at Virginia Tech, where 32 died, found that first responders' decision to be careful and wait for backup probably cost lives as that gunman moved unchecked from classroom to classroom as law enforcement massed outside. Those findings had found their way to Fort Hood's Special Reaction Team, which had practiced...
  • Dierks Bentley Fan Was Hero Who Ended Fort Hood Shooting Spree

    11/06/2009 2:21:04 PM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 11/6/2009 | Staff
    In the aftermath of shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people and injured another 30, Dierks Bentley learned that he had a connection to the civilian police officer who stopped the rampage. The singer was featured in a photo with the officer, Kimberly Munley, that made its way to television news shows and the Internet. Bentley met Munley earlier this year during a Fourth of July music festival at the U.S. Army post near Killeen, Texas. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire Thursday (Nov. 5) at Fort Hood. Munley was at the scene and...
  • Munley’s former partner says she saved his life

    11/06/2009 1:29:00 PM PST · by Saije · 43 replies · 2,376+ views
    Lumina News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Brian Freskos
    When Wrightsville Beach police detective Shaun Appler pulled over a suspected drunk driver in 2000, he couldn’t have foreseen the dangerous situation that was about to ensue. Thankfully Appler’s partner, Kimberly Munley, was there to save his life. While Appler was talking to the driver of the vehicle, a third man approached the detective and interjected himself into the discussion. Appler said he asked the third man to leave, when he didn’t, the detective tried to arrest him. A struggle ensued, and the two men eventually rolled down a hill. When they came to a stop, the man was straddling...
  • Officer Who Shot Suspect Is Firearms Expert

    11/06/2009 1:08:01 PM PST · by Saije · 72 replies · 3,315+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/6/2009 | James C. McKinley, Jr.
    The police officer who brought down a gunman after he went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base was on the way to have her car repaired when she heard a report over a police radio that someone was shooting people in a center where soldiers are processed before they are deployed abroad, authorities said on Friday. As she pulled up to the center, the officer, Kimberly Munley, spotted the gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, brandishing a pistol and chasing a wounded soldier outside the building, said Chuck Medley, the director of emergency services at the base....
  • Nidal Malik Hasan, Suspected Fort Hood Shooter, Was Called "Camel Jockey"

    11/06/2009 8:12:02 AM PST · by Saije · 242 replies · 4,123+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Brian Ross
    Fort Hood shooting suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, wanted out of the Army after being constantly harassed by others in the military and was called a "camel jockey," his family said. As Hasan was about to be deployed to Iraq, he was suffering from some of the same stresses that he was trained as an Army psychiatrist to treat. Although the 39-year-old had just been promoted to major in May, his family says he had hired a lawyer to help him get out of the Armed Forces. "Apparently became very disgruntled in the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan and voiced...
  • Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan Was 'Calm,' Methodical During Massacre

    11/06/2009 5:30:04 AM PST · by Saije · 89 replies · 3,248+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Emily Friedman
    Witnesses to Thursday's massacre at Fort Hood said alleged shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was calm as he opened fire at a crowd of young soldiers, pausing only to reload before he was taken down by a female officer that many hailed today as a hero. "It was very deliberate in his approach, they said that he was calm," Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, the base commander at Fort Hood, told "Good Morning America" today. "Several soldiers shot multiple times and were recounting how they were shot." The attacker killed 13 people, mostly military, and wounded 30. The Fort Hood...
  • Fort Hood tragedy Family: Suspect ‘wanted out of the military'

    11/05/2009 9:59:36 PM PST · by Saije · 10 replies · 866+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/6/2009 | Mary Pat Flaherty
    He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, according to his aunt, was on the eve of his first deployment to war. On Thursday, authorities said Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Arlington, Va.-born psychiatrist, shot and killed at least 12 people at Fort Hood.*** Nidal Hasan spent much of his professional career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., caring for the victims of trauma, yet he spoke openly of his deep opposition to the wars in Iraq and...