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  • Enough about Michael Brown. What about Officer Perry Renn?

    11/25/2014 7:37:07 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/25/14 | Adam Taxin
    Worth revisiting now, in light of the incredibly disproportionate attention the death of the lowlife cretin Michael Brown has received, let’s keep in mind more than that of Margaret Thatcher, if not necessarily more than that of Necklacin’ Nelson Mandela. " 'When a white cop shot and killed 19-year-old Michael Brown in self defense, the black community in Ferguson reacted by rioting, burning, and looting. However, when a white cop was killed by a black male in Indianapolis, the white community responded with a Unity Rally. ...' "
  • The Jewish State's Newest Hero Wasn't Jewish

    11/24/2014 5:02:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    BY THE THOUSANDS they streamed to Yanuh-Jat, Israelis of every description making their way on Wednesday to the remote northern Galilee district, where a fallen hero was to be buried with full honors. Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, was there to pay his respects; so were the minister of internal security and the nation's top police commissioner. From around the country, hundreds of black-hatted haredi ("ultra-Orthodox") Jews came on chartered buses, disembarking to join throngs of Arabic-speaking Druze in traditional white turbans, police officers in dress blues, and so many other mourners that even the roofs of nearby homes were crowded...
  • Jurors: 'Riverside Man Should Be Put To Death For Murdering, Torching Ex In Front Of Her 6 Children'

    11/21/2014 3:07:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | November 21, 2014
    Jurors decided the fate of a 41-year-old man Friday who murdered and lit his former girlfriend on fire in front of her children. According to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, jurors decided Tyrone Harts, of Riverside, will be sentenced to death early next year ... At the time of the murder, the children ranged in ages from six to 15-years-old. On Feb. 21, 2011, Harts shot his former girlfriend, Brandi Morales, inside of her Moreno Valley home she shared with her six children ...
  • Citigroup banker found dead with throat slit in swanky apartment (New York)

    11/19/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-14 | Kevin Dugan, Erin Calabrese and Beckie Strum
    here was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment. One-bedroom apartments at the building are listed at more than $1 million.
  • Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

    11/20/2014 6:27:05 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/08/2013 4:12 pm EST | Mark Godsey
    Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge. In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt,...
  • Suspect arrested in Texas shooting death of 15-year-old cancer victim Ryan Lara

    11/19/2014 2:59:19 PM PST · by seacapn · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:54 PM | Deborah Hastings
    A 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder for the shooting death of a Texas boy stricken with cancer who was gunned down while standing in front of his house. Ryan Lara, 15, had recently started treatment for lymphoma when he was killed Nov. 8 in a botched robbery that occurred as he was moving a car from the street to the family's driveway in Duncanville.
  • Witness Recants, Freeing Ohio Man After 39 Years

    11/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. Ricky Jackson had been seeking a new trial and sobbed loudly with his face in his hands as prosecutors dismissed his case Tuesday, The Plain Dealer reported. "I can't believe this is over," Jackson, 57, said, thanking his supporters and his attorneys from the Ohio Innocence Project.
  • Fatal hit-and-run suspect has lengthy criminal history

    11/18/2014 8:44:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    KTVU ^ | 11-18-14 | Noelle Walker
    A construction worker charged with murder for allegedly hitting and killing a 14-year-old boy crossing the street near San Leandro last week has an extensive criminal history, according to court records. In addition to the murder charge, 34-year-old Sonny Anderson is charged with evading an officer causing death, evading an officer against traffic and leaving the scene of the crash at 6:19 p.m. last Tuesday at East 14th Street and Ashland Avenue, prosecutors said. Anderson was arrested in Newark on Wednesday on unrelated warrants but was not booked on the crash charges until Monday. He has a long criminal history...
  • Man Pushed to His Death in Front of Subway Train in NYC

    11/17/2014 6:08:17 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Gillian Mohney
    New York police were searching today for a man who pushed a 61-year-old man onto subway tracks, where he was killed by a train. Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing with his wife and waiting for a downtown train at a Bronx subway station this morning, when he was pushed off the platform, according to the New York Police Department. Police said Kwok was killed this morning after being pushed into the path of an oncoming train at 8:44 a.m. Police confirmed that Kwok was pushed as he was waiting with his wife for a downtown train at the East...
  • Father of Son Killed by Illegal Alien:

    11/16/2014 12:03:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Before President Obama announces his executive amnesty plan, Don Rosenberg has just one question for the president: Can he, with an executive order, bring his son who was killed by an illegal immigrant back to life? “While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” he wrote to Obama. His son, Drew, 25, was run over by an illegal immigrant on November 16, 2010. “I know that shortly you will be...
  • Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop

    11/16/2014 4:49:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop by AWR Hawkins 15 Nov 2014 753 post a comment On November 14, federal prosecutors made it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder has "taken the death penalty off the table" for four men charged in the gang-related murder of Waynesboro, Virginia, police officer, Captain Kevin Quick. The Daily Progress reports that 45-year-old Quick was reported missing on February 1. His body was found days later. Siblings Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton have been charged in the death. A fourth person, Kweli Uhuru, has also...
  • The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz

    11/15/2014 4:24:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    People ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tara Fowler
    Ever since he was a kid, Mark Schultz idolized his older brother. So when Dave Schultz was murdered in cold blood by his athletic sponsor, the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, Mark's entire world was turned upside down. "Losing Dave was like losing my anchor," Mark tells PEOPLE. "Dave was like a one-man cult and I was his follower. When he was killed, I was left floating free, wondering what to do." Mark recounts the story of his brother's senseless death in his new memoir Foxcatcher, out Nov. 18. The events are also the basis for a movie of the...
  • Man Killed While Protecting Kids: Police

    11/14/2014 6:17:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    A man trying to help children in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood was shot to death Thursday evening, police said. Several people were in front of an apartment building when a yellow Ford Mustang drove erratically around the group, which included children who were playing, according to Miami police. The victim, Brad Flowers, 24, shouted at the people in the car to try to stop in an effort to protect the kids. ....someone inside the car fired a shot at the man which hit him in the head.
  • FATHER ASKS OBAMA TO USE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BRING SON SLAIN BY ILLEGAL ALIEN BACK TO LIFE

    11/13/2014 6:42:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 11/12/14 | Matthew Boyle
    A grieving father is asking President Barack Obama to bring his son, who was killed by an illegal alien, back to life with an executive order on immigration. “While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” asks Don Rosenberg in a letter to Obama. His son Drew was killed by an illegal alien who ran over him in 2010. In the letter, Rosenberg notes that President Obama’s administration refused to...
  • Florida set to execute man who has been on death row for 22 years for......

    11/12/2014 4:17:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 12 November 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida set to execute man who has been on death row for 22 years for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter and her mother A Florida Panhandle man is set to be executed tomorrow for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter 22 years ago, just minutes after he killed her mother. Chadwick Banks, 43, is scheduled to die at 6pm Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke for the 1992 slaying of Melody Cooper, who was found on her knees naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at their Gadsden County trailer home....
  • China, Hacking and Murder

    11/12/2014 11:01:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dr. Shane Truman Todd--Murdered not Suicide "Our country has been sold out for money and power, ...China has bought out our government." The press is reporting that Communist China has engaged in more computer hacking, this time of employee data at the U.S. Postal Service. But don’t worry. The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has “strongly urged” China to “refrain” from hacking. Meanwhile, CNN is covering the “controversy” over whether Obama chewing gum at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has offended some Chinese. No attention in the latest computer hacking scandal has been given...
  • Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and......

    11/11/2014 5:01:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11 November 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and electrical cord, then waited hours to call for help' A 22-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago has been accused of whipping to death her 3-year-old son with a belt and an electrical cord. Tylesha Griffin, of West Rogers Park, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday, two days after the child, Donnell Coakley, was found unresponsive in his bed. The toddler was rushed to St Francis Hospital, where he passed away a short time later. The death was classified as a homicide after an autopsy determined...
  • Veteran, 91, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Brutal Home Invasion Robbery

    11/11/2014 8:53:29 AM PST · by Main Street · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldn’t survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. Akemi Girion had to make the toughest decision of her life this weekend—saying goodbye to her stepfather, John Masson. “His face was all broken—jaw, cheek, head—everything was broken,” she said. “Even if he survives, hes not going to have a quality life.” Masson was badly beaten on Oct. 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Masson’s...
  • Gate gas station clerk killed after armed robbery

    11/10/2014 2:58:35 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    WOKV ^ | 11/10/2014 | Letisha Bereola
    Busch Drive on Jacksonville’s Northside is popular with customers and its clerks are too. “We come here every morning, every day for gas and coffee; my kids come here a lot,” said Randi Estrada, a customer. JSO said at least two armed persons robbed the store around 5:30 Sunday morning.
  • Nurse who confessed to strangling EIGHT of her babies 'because she did not.....

    11/09/2014 4:14:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 7 November 2014 | Ian Sparks for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Nurse who confessed to strangling EIGHT of her babies 'because she did not want to use contraception' to stand trial for murder in France A nursing assistant who strangled and buried eight of her newborn babies will be tried in France four years after she admitted the country's worst ever infanticide case. Dominique Cottrez, 50, is said to have killed the children and hid their bodies in bin liners between 1989 and 2000 because she did not want to use contraception. After her confession in 2010, she tried to escape the charges by claiming the crimes all took...
  • Judge: ‘It is truly difficult to describe how sickened people … are at the sight of you’ (NY)

    11/08/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    WPIX-TV via Q13 FOX ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    A 29-year-old father who butchered his wife in a jealous rage and then hacked to death his two, slumbering toddler daughters was sentenced to 45 years in state prison on Friday, WPIX-TV reported. Before sentencing Miguel Mejia-Ramos, Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder delivered an epic tongue-lashing against the killer. “It is truly difficult to find words to describe how sickened people are in this courtroom at the sight of you,” Holder said, saying what he did repulses even the most hardened of criminals. Calling him a “vile and despicable man,” the justice, seething with outrage, said the convicted killer...
  • Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County

    11/08/2014 3:25:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Action News 6 ^ | November 07, 2014 | Action News 6
    WEST CALN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son in what a prosecutor described as an "unspeakable act of depravity.". Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrests of Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait Thursday morning. He says Fellenbaum, his wife, and girlfriend, Tait, all lived together in a mobile home in West Caln Township and worked at a local Walmart. On Tuesday authorities were called to their residence for the report of an unresponsive child. Responding EMTs found 3-year-old Scott McMillan suffering from bruises, lacerations and...
  • Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Pa.

    11/07/2014 7:13:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Friday, November 07, 2014 | staff
    WEST CALN TWP., Pa. -- Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son in what a prosecutor described as an "unspeakable act of depravity.". Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrests of Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait Thursday morning. He says Fellenbaum, his wife, and girlfriend, Tait, all lived together in a mobile home in West Caln Township and worked at a local Walmart. On Tuesday authorities were called to their residence for the report of an unresponsive child. Responding EMTs found 3-year-old Scott McMillan suffering from bruises, lacerations and puncture...
  • Family Mourns Loss of 5-Year-Old, Seeks Public's Help Finding Shooters (Video)

    11/07/2014 4:25:06 PM PST · by Main Street · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-7-2014 | Ashley Luthern
    Laylah Petersen was sitting on her grandfather's lap Thursday evening when two people approached the house and fired at it numerous times, with one bullet piercing a wall and striking the girl in the head, police said. The window was scarred with five bullet holes. Four more could be seen in the siding above the window and another below it. "She was our wild child; she was full of life," said Laylah's aunt, Amanda Legler. "Just last week we went trick-or-treating and she told me Ti-Ti Manna, I love you more than science. That was just Laylah, she was so...
  • Two charged in Chesco killing of 3-year-old Read more at

    11/07/2014 8:48:20 AM PST · by Phillyred · 17 replies
    In a killing described as "an American horror story," a man and his girlfriend were charged with murder for beating her 3-year-old son to death in their West Caln mobile home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Thursday. Hogan said his office would seek the death penalty against Gary Fellenbaum, 23, and Jillian Tait, 31, for torturing Tait's son Scott McMillan to death over three days with a homemade whip, a curtain rod, a piece of aluminum siding, and their fists, at one point while he was taped to a chair. The boy was discovered Tuesday after he died,...
  • Oregon mom accused of throwing autistic son off bridge held on $1 million bail

    11/05/2014 8:14:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2014 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon mother accused of killing her 6-year-old autistic son by throwing him from a bridge is being held on $1 million bail, a Lincoln County District Court clerk said on Wednesday.
  • The Big Lie about Assisted Suicide

    11/05/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 05, 2014 | James Tonkowich
    It is no small irony that when I accessed Richard Cohen’s Washington Post column praising terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard’s “courageous” assisted suicide, an ad for Source America appeared with the article featuring Denise Kasten, a woman with Downs Syndrome. “Courageous” mothers typically kill off children like Denise through abortion. Downs syndrome children, after all, live Brittany Maynard’s great fears. They’re limited and dependent as long as they live. That, in a society obsessed with independence defined as personal autonomy, constitutes for many people Lebensunwertes Leben, “life unworthy of life.” A friend contrasted Brittany Maynard’s suicide with Lauren Hill’s...
  • Pakistan Mob Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2014 9:03:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/04/2014 | BBC News
    A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as Shama and Shehzad, AFP reports. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue and critics argue the laws are often misused to settle personal scores and that minorities are unfairly targeted. "Yesterday an incident of desecration of the holy Koran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the...
  • Islam, murder and hate speech

    11/03/2014 2:36:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    November 2nd was the tenth anniversary of the Islamic assignation of Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam. Islam is the religion of death and slaughter. Those who understand and therefore oppose it are targets of Islam. Often, in formerly free western nations, they are prosecuted for "hate speech." Obama, Kerry and other "leaders" of the international community call Islam the "religion of peace" which is not to be disparaged.Mr. Wilders' address is in English. For those who would prefer to read it, the text is available at New English Review. Here's a short excerpt: Van Gogh warned us in  strong language, as clear as the colors that...
  • What if you use deadly force because the attacker is about to kill you and you hate him?

    10/31/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 31, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Are you guilty of murder, because you didn’t act based on your “fears alone,” but based on your reasonable fears plus some other motive? The conventional answer is no: The LaFave treatise, for instance, expressly says that if a defender “acts in proper self-defense, he does not lose the defense because he acts with some less admirable motive in addition to that of defending himself, as where he enjoys using force upon his adversary because he hates him.” The comment to Model Penal Code § 3.04, likewise states that self-defense “does not demand that [the belief of necessity of defensive...
  • Homicide rates in English Speaking New World Countries

    10/31/2014 4:24:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The above chart was created from UNODC data. Many comparisons have been made between the homicide rates of the the United States and various European countries.  They have been made between members of the G-8, or among "developed" or "advanced" countries, or "economically developed" countries, though all of these comparisons suffer from various unstated assumptions, typically that "economic" development is the prime predictor of homicide rates., which clearly is not correct. Here is a comparison of homicide rates among new world countries where the official language is English.   This creates an interesting set of common characteristics.   All of these...
  • SWAT team arrests suspect in road-rage killing of California mother

    10/30/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/30/2014 | FOX
    A manhunt for a suspected road-rage killer who California police say gunned down an Oakland mother of four on a weekend grocery run ended Wednesday night 100 miles away when a SWAT team descended on a home near Sacramento and arrested a suspect, police said. The suspect, identified by investigators as Carl Stephen Dubose, was nabbed in Elk Grove at about 5 p.m. Wednesday after agents surrounded a home there. Local reports said he had barricaded himself in the home before surrendering, while other accounts said he turned himself in without incident.
  • Man jumps in front of LIRR train after allegedly beheading woman in Farmingdale

    10/28/2014 11:06:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    WPIX11 ^ | 10-28-2014 | WPIX
    Police are investigating after a man reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Long Island Rail Road train after brutally beheading a woman on Long Island Tuesday. A woman in her 60s was found dead on Secatogue Avenue in Faramingdale, near the LIRR station, officials said. Witnesses say she was the victim of the beheading. They told PIX11 News they originally believed it was a Halloween prank.
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill fellow officer

    10/28/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    LAT ^ | October 28, 2014 | Chistine Mai-Duc
    Las Cruces police were called to the lobby of the Hotel Encanto around 12:30 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Dan Trujillo, where they found Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, who had been shot "multiple times." Martin, who was found bleeding profusely just outside the elevator, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other deputy, who is being identified only as a 27-year-old man, is in custody, police said. He is being interviewed by detectives and charges are pending, police said.
  • Suspect in deputy deaths arrested in Utah in 2003

    10/28/2014 9:02:45 AM PDT · by Pelham · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | DON THOMPSON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies and wounding two other people in a bloody chase through Northern California was arrested nearly a decade ago in Utah, but authorities didn't connect him with his criminal past or previous deportations. The man known as Marcelo Marquez and his wife were scheduled to make their first court appearances on Tuesday in a Sacramento County courtroom. Prosecutors in that county and neighboring Placer County were trying to sort out what charges to file after Friday's rampage and said they would announce the counts. No attorneys were listed for either suspect in jail...
  • Rev. Graham: Obama’s Wrong, Islam ‘Is a False Religion’

    10/28/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 90 replies
    CNS ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelical pastor Billy Graham, said that President Barack Obama was “fundamentally mistaken” about radical Islam; questioned why peaceful Muslims do not collectively condemn jihadist terrorism; and argued that Islam “is a false religion” and that “it is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace.” Rev. Franklin Graham also cited examples from a speech he recently gave outside the White House, decrying the actions of followers of a “peaceful religion” who practice “female circumcision,” hijacking, kidnapping, “honor” killings, and decapitation. Rev. Graham commended President Obama for sending some U.S....
  • Captain Of South Africa's National Soccer Team Has Been Shot Dead

    10/26/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/25/2014 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The goalkeeper and captain of South Africa's national soccer team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said Monday. Senzo Meyiwa was killed Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, the national police force said on its Twitter account. The three assailants then fled, according to the police service, which offered a reward of nearly $14,000 for information leading to arrests in the case. South African soccer club Orlando Pirates confirmed Meyiwa's death, saying in a statement that it...
  • Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy (died to get high)

    10/25/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 25, 2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. "I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life," Ingeborg Oswald said. But she knew she couldn't stop him. Overshadowed by his "overachieving" triplet brother and sister, Oswald said Kyle "was going through this...
  • Dead (pregnant) woman was beaten with baseball bat and strangled, police say

    10/22/2014 9:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 10.23.14 | Kathy Lynn Gray & Theodore Decker
    He knew the way even in the dark. Murder suspect Jacob Ferrero was riding with Columbus police homicide detectives about 2 Wednesday morning. He directed them east across Franklin County, away from the Far West Side apartment that he shared with Samantha Greenlee, a 22-year-old woman who had told her family she was 3 months pregnant with Ferrero’s child. Just east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd. in Groveport, Ferrero directed detectives to stop and pull into a gravel drive. It was the church’s rustic outdoor chapel, just a few wooden benches and an altar clustered among a...
  • Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police

    10/22/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    vice.com ^ | 10/06/14 | Melissa del Pozo
    The minute they heard their son was one of the missing normalista students believed to have been killed by police in Mexico, Manuel and Hilda González got on a bus and traveled nine hours to make it here, the Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Normal School, in the southern state of Guerrero. Their son, César Manuel González Hernández, is 19 and a second-year teaching student at Ayotzinapa, a Revolutionary-era rural teachers college known nationally for the ardently leftist politics that guide everything the students do and study. César is now among the 43 normalista students missing since September 26, when a...
  • Blood on his hands: Brazilian murderer 'who killed 39 women' is pictured caged in prison

    10/22/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 21 October 2014 | dailymail.co.uk/
    With his blood-covered arms sticking out through the bars of his prison cell, Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha has admitted to murdering at least 39 people - including 16 women as well as homeless people and transvestites. The 26-year-old Brazilian serial killer, whose wrists were covered in his own blood after he attempted to slash them with a broken light bulb, has claimed he became a murderer because he was sexually abused as a child. His nine-month random killing spree in Goiania, central Brazil, ended last week when he was arrested following a massive police manhunt.
  • Hamas Terror Attack in Jerusalem Kills Baby Girl (7 injured)

    10/22/2014 10:54:43 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    United with Israel ^ | 10/22/2014 | United with Israel
    A Hamas terrorist living in Jerusalem ran over pedestrians with his car, killing a 3 month old girl and critically wounding 2 others in Jerusalem. A baby girl was killed and 2 others were wounded critically, after a Hamas terrorist hit them with his car outside the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop.
  • Man convicted in 1976 sex assault, killing of 10-year-old Trenton boy loses another appeals

    10/21/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Times of Trenton ^ | 10/21/2014 | James McEvoy
    A man prosecutors called “the personification of evil” after he was convicted of the kidnapping, sex assault and killing of a 10-year-old in 1976 was denied another appeal Tuesday in the decades-old case. Anthony “Lee” Foskey, who later changed his name to Jamal Waliyuallah, had sought to have his sentence reconsidered on the grounds he received ineffective council --SNIP-- The 10-year-old's body was later found mutilated with more than 80 cuts and stab wounds, according to prosecutors. Police interviewed Waliyuallah multiple times over several years as a suspect in the case before he failed a polygraph test and later confessed.
  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention (Allegedly killed a ladyboy)

    10/21/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Manila, after he was implicated in the death of 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey....
  • Abortion Is Great (Slate)

    10/21/2014 2:22:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-13-14 | Hanna Rosin
    - "Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter. I had an abortion. I was not in a libertine college-girl phase, although frankly it’s none of your business. I was already a mother of two, which puts me in the majority of American women who have abortions. Six out of 10 are mothers, which makes sense, because a mother could not fool herself into believing that having another baby was no big deal. I start the story this way because Katha...
  • GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad [criticism of serial killer = "racism"]

    10/18/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 17, 2014 | Samantha Lachman
    link only:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/lee-terry-brad-ashford_n_6003976.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death - all because the little boy didn't want to take a nap A New York man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend's godson to death. Jonathan Thompson, of Amityville, New York, punched 4-year-old Adonis Reed so hard in the stomach when the boy refused to take a nap that the youngster died as the result of a lacerated liver. At the time, Reed was living with his godmother, Lakisha Pitt, who was dating Thompson. Scroll down for video
  • Boy, 10, charged with homicide in death of 90-year-old woman

    10/14/2014 9:01:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WFMZ.COM ^ | Keleigh Gibbs
    DAMASCUS TWP., Pa. - A 10-year-old boy is being charged as an adult in the beating death of a 90-year-old woman in Wayne County. Prosecutors say the boy is Tristen Kurilla. Kurilla was visiting his grandfather, Anthony Virbitsky, who was taking care of 90-year-old Helen Novak in Damascus Township on Saturday. But the visit took an ugly turn when Novak yelled at Kurilla to leave her room. According to investigators Kurilla said Novak's yelling "made him very mad" and he "lost his temper."
  • US Marine tagged in Philippine transgender slay named

    10/14/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    MANILA, Philipp‎ines—The US Marine tagged in the killing of a Filipino transgender has been identified by the authorities and will be charged with murder on Tuesday. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines assigned at West Pace Express, was positively identified by a witness in the killing of 26-year-old Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City on Saturday. Reading the Olongapo City Police director’s report, Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, said the witness identified Pemberton through a photo line-up process provided by the US Naval Crime Investigation Service (NCIS). The...
  • 10-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Death of Woman, 90

    10/14/2014 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 94 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    State Police have arrested a 10-year-old boy and charged him as an adult in the beating death of a 90-year-old woman in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the boy was visiting his grandfather, the woman's caretaker, on Saturday when the woman shouted at the child for entering her room. They say he punched her in the throat numerous times.