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  • Florida man who tossed infant on highway through car window found guilty of murder

    Three-month-old Emanuel Murray Jr. pictured, was killed instantly after his mother's ex-boyfriend, Richard McTear, threw him out of a moving car in 2009. Family Photo/Hillsborough County Sheriff Three-month-old Emanuel Murray Jr. pictured, was killed instantly after his mother's ex-boyfriend, Richard McTear, threw him out of a moving car in 2009. TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly. According to prosecutors, 26-year-old Richard McTear attacked ex-girlfriend Jasmine Bedwell, 22, after she returned home with her son from a friend's house...
  • Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge

    07/31/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York City ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 • Updated at 12:31 PM EDT | Ida Siegal
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. […] “This guy kills my father and he’s only gonna serve a year in jail? What...
  • Kelsey Grammer Forgives the Man Who Raped and Killed His Sister After Tearful Confession

    07/30/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT · by equalator · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-30-2014 | Heidi Parker
    Kelsey Grammer forgave the man who raped and murdered his sister but said that he should not be released, during an emotional testimony at the killer's parole hearing on Tuesday. The 59-year-old Frasier star testified against 57-year-old Freddie Glenn who kidnapped and murdered his 18-year-old sister, Karen Elisa Grammer, in 1975 when she was leaving her job at a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs. 'I accept that you live with remorse, but I live with tragedy every day,' the Cheers star said via satellite link at a Colorado parole hearing. 'I accept your apology. I forgive you. However, I cannot...
  • Four CA teens charged with murder in fatal beating of Chinese grad student

    07/30/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT · by chajin · 31 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | unknown
    LOS ANGELES – Four U.S. teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his apartment. Two of the suspects, aged 16 and 17, were juveniles charged as adults in the slaying of Xinran Ji, 24, an engineering student at the University of Southern California who was attacked early Thursday. He was able to make his way to his apartment. A roommate discovered him dead hours later. The defendants — 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra Guerrero, 18-year-old Andrew Garcia and 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen...
  • The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder (ZOT!)

    07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Engel
    The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana.... Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, reportedly admitted to police in 1963 that he killed his girlfriend's mother. He was 17 years old at the time. Dowlut reportedly led police to the graveyard where he buried the gun and also copped to attempting to rob a pawnshop the same night as the killing. Bullets from the gun Dowlut unearthed at the graveyard matched those found at the site of Anna Marie Yocum's...
  • My two boys really need her

    07/28/2014 6:18:11 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 27 replies
    Mail online ^ | July 28, 2014 | MR Blake
    A husband has issued an emotional plea to his missing wife to come ... as detectives hunting for the 38-year-old mother of two said they had run out of leads. Jennifer Huston was last seen buying petrol on Thursday evening at a 76 station in Newberg, Oregon, two miles from the home she shares in Dundee with husband Kallen and their two sons, aged two and six. Her mobile phone has been switched off for the past four days since her disappearance and her credit card has not been used. And today her husband, Kallen, who has been trying to...
  • Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old Baby

    07/23/2014 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus. From the story: On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as...
  • Slain Omahan's relative says immigration crackdown might have prevented her death

    A relative of an elderly Omaha woman who was raped and killed last year said Saturday that the brutal crime may have been prevented if the United States strictly enforced immigration laws. “What we’d like to have is the federal government to secure our borders,” said Bill Hartzell, 60, of Council Bluffs. “There’s a chance my grandmother would be still alive if our borders were secured.” Hartzell is the husband of Teresa Hartzell, a granddaughter of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin. Sollowin died three days after Sergio Martinez- Perez, a Mexico native in the U.S. illegally, broke into her South Omaha home,...
  • Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online (craigslist)

    07/23/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 21, 2014 | no byline
    A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday. The police chief in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive before her death. Her body was found Thursday in the trunk of the suspect's car. She was eight months pregnant. Chief James Carmody says her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn't been found... Police got a search warrant for (31-year-old Brady) Oestrike's home, and...
  • The Truth About Violence in Chicago

    07/20/2014 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis. Imagine living in a place where homicides have been reduced by more than half in the past two decades, where robberies are less common than they've been in nearly half a century, where car theft is at levels not seen since "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was still in production. Actually, that's where Chicagoans do live. I was only pretending to talk about Indianapolis. Those developments have all occurred right here. Right now, the city...
  • Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    07/19/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 1 replies
    www.drudgereport.com ^ | 7/18/14 | ANTON ZVEREV
    (Reuters) - First came the loud explosion that made buildings rattle: then it started raining bodies. One of the corpses fell through the rickety roof of Irina Tipunova's house in this sleepy village, just after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 exploded high over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government forces. "There was a howling noise and everything started to rattle. Then objects started falling out of the sky," the 65-year-old pensioner said in front of her grey-brick home. "And then I heard a roar and she landed in the kitchen, the roof was broken," she said, showing the gaping...
  • Stockton Bank Robbers Had "Total Disregard for Human Life": Police Chief

    07/18/2014 11:03:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The suspects in Wednesday's deadly bank heist, police chase and gunfight in Stockton, California, were known gang affiliates with deep criminal pasts and no qualms with taking human life amid their "reckless and chaotic" crimes, police said Thursday. Stockton police detailed the bloody hour-long melee that followed the armed bank robbery — an attack that left dead two suspected robbers and a mother of two whom they took hostage and used as a human shield. The violence left police cars riddled with bullet holes and an entire community reeling. “In my over two decades of law enforcement, I've never seen...
  • Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold

    07/18/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 117 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 7/18/14 | BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows. BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”...
  • VANITY - Question about Gun Statistics

    07/17/2014 7:33:35 AM PDT · by scouter · 34 replies
    That's what I'm looking for | 7/17/2014 | Scouter
    I went to the shooting range last night for the first time in about 2 years. Lot's of fun, and I have to admit, I did pretty well for being so out of practice. But talking with some folks, I heard something that I had not heard before, but they all agreed it was true. I'd like to know if anyone can cite a source for this, as I'd like to use it in a conversation with my sister, who is opposed to gun ownership. What I heard was that the U.S. has the 3rd highest rate of murder by...
  • Released Illegal Arrested on Murder, Kidnapping Charges

    07/16/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/16/14 | John Blosser
    An illegal alien released from detention under President Barack Obama's "catch and release" policy has been arrested and charged with the brutal murder of his girlfriend and the kidnapping of three children. [snip] Breitbart News discovered that Monterosso-Navas was picked up at the McAllen Station of the US Border Patrol in Texas, and issued registration number 2020277386 on June 14, with two children he said were his. Under current policies affecting unaccompanied minors and incomplete families, he was released with a "notice to appear" at a future immigration hearing.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • Forensic profiler: Obama 'slipping mentally' Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more

    07/13/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/13/14 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.” “Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.” Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants “total gun control,” provided to WND an analysis of some of Obama’s recent...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • The Last of Pamela Smart’s Teen Accomplices Has Been Released

    07/10/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Of the five people convicted for crimes surrounding the scandalous murder of the husband of Pamela Smart, only Smart remains in prison all these years later. William Flynn, the then-15-year-old lover of Pamela Smart and shooter of her husband Gregory, was moved to a minimum security prison in Maine last week as part of a work release program, WCVB reports.
  • UKRAINE: Terrorists threaten to kill journalists who discredit ideas of Russian World

    07/10/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    gazeta.ua ^ | 10/7/2014
    Terrorist organization "Russian Liberation Front" issued a warning letter to the journalists and a list of "enemies of the Russian world." "Criminal Kiev junta continues to feed the corrupt journalists who slander and discredit the ideas of the great Russian World. Russian Liberation Front declares the enemies of Russian world hacks who write dictation of rotten lies to the west of the liberation struggle in the Donbas. "We will hunt down and destroy them one by one, wherever they are," was said in the text of the letter. "The destruction of the subjects": "Destruction subject": D. TIMCHUK Alexander Tkachenko Anastasia...
  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

    07/09/2014 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 9, 2014
    Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting The children ranged in age from 4 to 15, Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect surrendered to authorities after a standoff that lasted more than three hours while he sat in a car at the edge of a cul-de-sac. He is believed to be the children's uncle, Hickman told The Times.
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • George Tiller’s successor says abortion law should not be decided by the public

    07/09/2014 11:31:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/9/14 | Calvin Freiburger
    Murdered in 2009 by anti-abortion fanatic Scott Roeder, Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller has since been immortalized by pro-aborts as a rhetorical cudgel to slander peaceful pro-life Americans as condoning and enabling violence (a standard they would naturally take great umbrage at if pro-lifers blamed their entire movement for violence committed by individuals on their side).Salon’s Katie McDonough interviewed abortionist Cheryl Chastine, the current medical director of Tiller’s former clinic, about “honor[ing] his memory by providing fearless care for Kansans”:On pro-life laws requiring Chastine to give her patients “information that is intended to mislead them”: It feels like there’s a...
  • Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

    07/09/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-8-14 | Katie Pavelich
    Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in...
  • Suspected killer of Abu Khdeir confesses, incriminates fellow suspects

    One of the six suspects arrested Sunday for their role in the kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir confessed to the allegations, and incriminated his fellow suspects.
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Shelly Dadon

    07/06/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/14 | Ari Sofer, Gil Ronen
    In a dramatic development Sunday, police have announced that the murder of 20-year-old Afula resident Shelly Dadon has been solved. Police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) arrested a taxi driver from the Arab village of Iblin in the Galilee, on suspicion that he carried out the murder for "nationalistic" reasons. The suspect, named as 38-year-old Hassin Yousef Hassin Khalifah, subsequently confessed under police interrogation to committing the murder, and even reconstructed the crime for police. Shelly Danon left her home to Migdal Ha'emek on May 1 for a job interview. A few hours later, her body was found...
  • 2 Convicted in Dirty War Death of Argentine Bishop

    07/06/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Two former senior military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for one of the emblematic crimes of the country's long dictatorship: the death of Roman Catholic Bishop Enrique Angelelli The court in the northern city of La Rioja imposed life sentences on former army chief Luciano Benjamin Menendez, 86, and former Vice-Commodore Luis Fernando Estrella, 82. Details of the ruling are to be released in September.
  • Israel should banish those who try to murder her

    07/06/2014 1:16:45 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Palestinian Islamists want to eliminate Israel. As Palestinians riot, injure and murder Israeli civilians, it has been urged that Israelis turn the other cheek and go calmly about their business. How sweet! Sweets for the sweetAn article at The Jerusalem Post is titled Comment: Facing the ugly truth. It notes that after the murders of three Israeli teens by Palestinian heroes, Israeli vigilantes may have sought revenge by murdering a Palestinian boy. Murder, favored by Palestinians, is not and should not be the Israeli way. According to PM Netanyahu, “I would like to send my condolences to the Abu Khder family. I pledge that the perpetrators of this horrific...
  • Israel: Jewish Attackers Suspected in Teen Death

    07/06/2014 8:10:33 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7/6/2014 | NYTimes
    JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities have confirmed they have arrested a number of Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off violent protests.
  • Wife-killing Mormon doctor Martin MacNeill found guilty of sexually assaulting daughter

    07/05/2014 5:04:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    The Daily Float ^ | July 4, 2014
    A Provo, Utah jury found MacNeill guilty Thursday of assaulting his daughter Alexis Somers in 2007. Read more here: dailymail.co.uk
  • Michigan man kills 2-year-old girl by shooting her execution-style to torture her dad: police

    07/04/2014 5:41:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Deborah Hastings
    Michigan man kills 2-year-old girl by shooting her execution-style to torture her dad: policeRaymone Bernard Jackson, 24, walked up to the little girl as she sat on her porch with her dad and then opened fire, police said. Then he shot the child’s dad and a 12-year-old family friend. 'Anybody that feels that they can execute a child in the state of Michigan, we’re going to go after them,’ state police said. A little girl sitting on the porch with her daddy on a beautiful summer day was shot execution-style by a “coward” who wanted the child’s father to watch...
  • Cops: Killer Wanted Dad to See Girl, 2, Die

    07/04/2014 2:15:49 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | July 4, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A Michigan man accused of shooting a 2-year-old girl dead at point-blank range as she sat on a porch with her father has been charged with torture as well as first degree murder. Police say the torture charge is because Raymone Bernard Jackson, 24, wanted to torment Kamiya French's father with his daughter's death, making it the last thing he ever saw, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jackson was in court yesterday and another suspect in the killing in the Detroit suburb of Inkster is being questioned. "The first coward's in custody," a police spokesman says. "Anybody that feels that...
  • White House: Death of Palestinian a 'heinous murder'

    07/02/2014 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Ynet ^ | 7/2/14 | Ynetnews
    World leaders were unanimous Wednesday in condemning the killing of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian who was most likely kidnapped and murdered in revenge for the death of three Israeli teens that were abducted and recently found dead in the West Bank. In a series of posts on Twitter, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the US is paying close attention to the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. She also offered condolences to his family and the Palestinian people. US Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned the murder, calling the act "sickening" and saying,...
  • Watch: Arab Rioters Beat One of Their Own in Jerusalem

    07/02/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/14
    A video has surfaced Wednesday demonstrating the full extent of the violence in Jerusalem Wednesday, as enraged Arab rioters began mercilessly beating one of their own. Video Al-Quds reports that a crowd of angry rioters descended on a Palestinian Arab man during anti-Israel riots on Wednesday, beating him with their hands and with sticks until IDF forces physically rescued him from his compatriots. According to the news outlet, the rioters were convinced that their victim - fellow rioter 40 year-old Yousef Abu Badria - was an undercover police officer. Badria was treated for his injuries and later escorted out of...
  • Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron

    06/30/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2014 | ALEXANDER MARQUARDT and BRUNO NOTA
    The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north-west of the city of Hebron, the Israeli Defense Forces confirmed today. "Following extensive searches in order to retrieve the three abducted teens ... three bodies were discovered in the area north-west to Hebron, north of the community of Telem," the IDF said in a statement. "The bodies are currently going through forensic identification. The families of the abducted teens have been notified." An emergency cabinet meeting has been called for 2:30 p.m. ET, and an announcement could come during or...
  • Muslim Man Murdered Pregnant Prostitute For Working Near Mosque

    06/28/2014 5:56:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6/28/2014 | Nick Hallett
    A Muslim man was yesterday jailed for 29 years after being found guilty of stabbing a pregnant Romanian prostitute to death after warning her not to work near a mosque.The Daily Mail reports that Farooq Shah, 21, stabbed Mariana Popa in the chest while riding his bicycle along a stretch of road in Ilford, Essex, known for its sex workers. After being stabbed, Miss Popa staggered into a fast-food shop and collapsed in a pool of blood while her killer cycled away. She was pregnant with her second child.CCTV footage showed Farooq Shah waiting on the forecourt of a petrol...
  • The Show Will Go On: New York Met to Produce Anti-Semitic Opera

    06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.” (Psalms 101:3) he New York Metropolitan Opera has decided to cancel the simultaneous broadcast of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” during its upcoming season but has agreed to host the show in the upcoming season. The American opera, by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, portrays the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner by the Palestine Liberation Front, during which Jewish-American hostage Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown overboard. The English-language opera has been...
  • Pentagon Official: The Obama Drone Kill Memo Is Out And Libertarians Were Right — It’s Murder

    06/25/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/2014 | Joseph Miller
    On Monday, the White House memo used to justify drone attacks on U.S. citizens was released, and it appears to confirm the worst suspicions of its libertarian critics. The Obama administration had sought to keep the memo secret, and now we know why: Because there are no checks and balances; there are no classified courts. Indeed, the memo reveals that the president of the United States ordered the targeting killing of U.S. citizens overseas — in violation of their constitutional right to due process — sans any type of oversight outside of the executive.
  • The 10 World Cities With the Highest Murder Rates – in Pictures

    06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 24 June 2014 | Nick Mead and Jo Blason
    Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there 10: Kingston, Jamaica. (Murder rate: 50.3 per 100,000 people in 2011) The UNODC numbers capture intentional homicide, defined as 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person'. A total of 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years. Photograph: David...
  • Lena Dunham Puts Heat on NBC Over Abortion Trailer

    06/24/2014 2:36:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/14 | Ian Mohr
    After NBC refused to air an ad for new movie “Obvious Child” because it included the word “abortion,” the network is facing heat from Planned Parenthood and Lena Dunham. The “Girls” star tweeted, “NBC refuses to air the trailer for Obvious Child because it mentions abortion and that’s not okay. #StoptheStigma.”
  • A Tale of Two Cities:

    06/24/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Chicago, IL Houston, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 38.9% 24% % Hispanic 29.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % Non-Hispanic White 28.7% 26% Pretty similar- until you compare the following... Chicago, IL Houston, TX Concealed Carry gun law no yes # of Gun Stores 0 184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc. Homicides, 2012 1,806 207 Homicides per 100K 38.4 9.6 Avg. January high temperature (F) 31 63 Democrat’s Conclusion: Cold weather from  global warming causes murder. -h/t Kirby-
  • NYPD Detective’s Murder Solved After Just 105 Years

    06/23/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Caroline Bankoff
    Exciting news for New York history buffs, ghosts, and the very, very old: The Italian police have announced that they finally solved the murder of Joe Petrosino. But first, a brief explainer for everyone else: Petrosino was an NYPD detective who specialized in fighting organized crime. In March 1909, he was sent to Sicily to investigate the Sicilian Mafia's ties to its counterparts in the United States. Though a newspaper leaked the details of his trip, Petrosino decided to go anyway, which is how he ended up getting shot to death as he waited for an informant in Palermo. Though...
  • Syrian Wife Lures Saudi Husband to Desert to Be Killed

    06/21/2014 3:31:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    A Syrian woman lured her Saudi husband for an alleged picnic in a desert area where he was murdered by her lover by her husband’s gun. The unnamed woman had told police in the capital Riyadh that three masked men attacked her husband and robbed him before shooting him dead in the desert. But forensic experts checking the murder weapon found that it belongs to the woman’s husband, according to Sada Arabic language daily. “After she was interrogated, the wife confessed that she had lured her husband so her lover will kill him. “The killer later handed himself over to...
  • IRAQ: Crazed ISIS Death Squads Engage In Organized Drive-By Killings of Unarmed 'Enemies'

    06/21/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Video here, but I'm warning you- it's pretty graphic (and unsettling)  to watch desperate, unarmed souls hunted down like animals... especially the last one on foot.
  • Florida man becomes 3rd executed in US in 24 hours

    06/18/2014 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 7:50 PM EDT
    Florida has executed a man who fatally stabbed his wife and her young son in 1985. It is the third U.S. execution in less than 24 hours since a botched April lethal injection in Oklahoma. The governor’s office says John Ruthell Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday. …
  • Chronic Drunk Driver Kills Child After 150 Arrests, Gets Five Years

    06/18/2014 11:47:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/17/2014 | Inquisitr
    Drunk driver Ricky Weeden was sentenced for his involvement in the death of a 4-year-old child, whom he reportedly struck with his car in October 2012. The sentence understandably has people outraged, since it was the 56-year-old man’s 150th arrest and the sixth of his multiple DUI arrests. According to KSDK.com, the deceased’s 10-year-old brother was also injured in the hit-and-run accident. Still, despite the damage and the long history of disorderly conduct, Ricky Weeden was able to reach a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash, and driving with a revoked...
  • O.J. Simpson took us for a ride 20 years ago today and changed us forever

    06/17/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Alabama ^ | 6-17-2014 | Kevin Scarbinsky
    It was 20 years ago today when O.J. Simpson climbed in the back of his white Ford Bronco and took us all for a ride. On June 17, 1994, you, me and 95 million of our closest friends turned our heads away from the opening night of the City Stages music festival in Birmingham, Game 5 of the NBA Finals or whatever else we were doing to watch live as the Hall of Fame running back - one of the most beloved athletes of his generation - sat in the back of a white Ford Bronco with a gun to...
  • Explosive accusations against Evans Police Dept. in Ashley Fallis death investigation

    06/17/2014 9:28:45 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 14 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | Justin Joseph
    Eight weeks after police reopened the investigation into Ashley Fallis’ 2012 death, there are more questions and new accusations of misconduct concerning the Evans Police Department.snip“They will do whatever it takes to solve a crime the way they want to solve it,” said the former officer. “If you complain and tell the truth against the culture you’re retaliated against. If you’re asked questions and if you’re caught at something you deny, deny, deny."
  • Heads Are Literally Rolling In Iraq

    06/14/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Michael Brown
    As America looks on in a state of paralyzed shock, Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq, with reports that the heads of those decapitated are literally piling up in the streets. A headline to an article in the Daily Mail reads, “‘They lined the streets with the decapitated heads of police and soldiers’: Iraqi refugee reveals the horrors of the jihadi takeover as Baghdad vows to fight back.” In response to this report, and with sarcastic guns ablaze, Robert Spencer quotes the Quran and then adds his comments, “‘So when you meet those who disbelieve, strike necks…’ (Qur’an 47:4) But...