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  • SAfrica: judge in Pistorius case suffers loss

    02/26/2013 8:26:23 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/26/2013 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
    Last week, the judge who granted bail to Oscar Pistorius was in the international spotlight, presiding over dramatic hearings in a courtroom as the Olympic athlete sat in the dock charged with murdering his girlfriend. This week, the judge is in private mourning. Desmond Nair, chief magistrate of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, confirmed Tuesday that he is related to a woman suspected of killing her two children and committing suicide on the weekend. The revelation was the latest twist in the saga of Pistorius and prominent figures linked to the case against the double-amputee athlete, who faces a charge of...
  • Steroids found at Blade Runner’s mansion Cops find bloodied cricket bat too

    02/18/2013 9:29:55 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2/18/13 | NICK PARKER
    BANNED steroid drugs were found in Oscar Pistorius’s house after he shot dead lover Reeva Steenkamp. Police also discovered a blood-stained cricket bat in the Blade Runner’s mansion in Pretoria, South Africa — and evidence of heavy drinking before the 3am shooting. Cops are now probing a theory that Pistorius may have blasted Reeva in an explosion of fury caused by the performance-boosting steroids. They are investigating whether murder suspect Pistorius was in the grip of “roid rage” — a side-effect of high doses of the outlawed drugs. Officers who searched the 26-year-old’s home after lover Reeva was killed in...
  • Raising Adam Lanza

    02/17/2013 10:15:04 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    http://www.courant.com ^ | 02/17/2013 | By ALAINE GRIFFIN, agriffin@courant.com, and JOSH KOVNER, jkovner@courant.com
    Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email. But Adam, 6, then diagnosed with a condition that made it difficult for him to manage and respond to sights, touch and smell, eventually struggled in the first grade at his new school — Sandy Hook Elementary. His mother would respond, touching off a 10-year educational shuffle with moves in and out...
  • Disgusting Leftist Mark Lamont Hill Compares Cop Killer to a 'Super Hero'

    02/17/2013 6:25:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Nothing really stuns me anymore about the Left and their lunacy. That was until this week when soulless Columbia professor Mark Lamont Hill appeared on CNN and got giddy about cop killer Chris Dorner. Hill said Dorner’s murderous revenge spree was “exciting,” and was like Jamie Foxx’s character in Tarantino’s latest flick, D’jango Unchained. Hill doubled down on his stupidity during the same interview by stating Chris’ homicidal orgy was akin to the exploits of a “super hero.” I was speechless when I heard such vomit roll off that quack’s tongue. In contrast to numb nuts, Dorner's mother, Nancy Dorner,...
  • Gun Murders Shot Up 25% After Missouri Repealed Universal Background Check Law(barf alert)

    02/15/2013 7:36:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | Ashley Portero
    Universal background checks before gun purchases can have an enormous impact on reducing firearm-related deaths, according to testimony presented before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Missouri, the site of President Barack Obama’s recent gun control speech, had a firm “permit-to-purchase” law in place until 2007, when it was repealed. The law -- which both the Missouri Sport Shooting Association and NRA helped overturn -- required Missouri residents to obtain a sheriff’s permit before purchasing a concealable weapon. Control... Groupon Ends Gun-Related Deals After Sandy Hook Massacre Groupon Ends Gun-Related Deals After... Sponsored Link Image Ad AT&T® Official Site...
  • A Look Back At 1993 – Before Most States Relaxed Their Gun Laws

    02/14/2013 5:25:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Stranger
    Regular readers know that I have posted this Department of Justice chart from the 2011 National Crime Survey many times. Take another hard look at it, full size:At this point regular readers would probably expect a string of comparative numbers; For example, In 1993 there were 257,908,000 Americans, 1,926,020 violent crimes, 24,530 homicides, 1,135,610 assaults, but… in 2011 there were 311,591,917 Americans, 1,203,564 violent crimes, 14,612 homicides, and 751,131 assaults, but… Instead I a going to look back at 1993 in a different way, by quoting a 1993 Newsweek column by George Will, titled “Are We ‘A Nation of Cowards’?”...
  • Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up

    02/14/2013 11:41:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | David Codrea
    A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government, straw purchasers, individual government officials, gun dealers and others deemed to share in responsibility per the complaint. Gun Rights Examiner has obtained copies of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint and the related docket sheet. On first reading, the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what...
  • Wife kills member of Penn's '79 Final Four team

    02/12/2013 2:32:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | February 12, 2013,
    A member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 Final Four team was fatally stabbed by his wife, who told police she had caught him looking at child pornography, according to court documents. Matthew White was found stabbed in the neck around 12:45 p.m. Monday in bed at his home, police said, and was pronounced dead a short time later. An officer responding to the home for a report of a stabbing found White's wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, as she pulled into the driveway, authorities said. As she was being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit, she said, "I...
  • Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction

    02/12/2013 11:40:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 2-12-13 | jason meisner
    The reputed gang member accused of gunning down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton last month was on the street even though he had been arrested three times in connection with break-ins and trespassing while on probation for a weapons conviction in recent months, the Tribune has learned. In two of those arrests, including one just 2 1/2 months ago, Cook County probation officials failed to notify prosecutors or the judge that Michael Ward had been arrested on the new misdemeanor charges and allegedly violated his probation.
  • Father charged in fatal shooting after Texas wreck (shot man who ran over his sons)

    02/12/2013 10:04:43 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 73 replies
    Charter ^ | nday, February 11, 2013 7:40 PM EST | JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at a crash scene of a suspected drunken driver who authorities say plowed into his sons as they helped push their family's broken-down pickup truck along a dark, narrow, rural road. David Barajas, 31, and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, were about 50 yards from their Houston-area home when a car crashed into them. David Jr. died at the scene, while Caleb died later at a hospital. Neighbors said they heard gunshots minutes after the Dec. 7 crash near Alvin, about 30...
  • Oakdale gunman fires on motorists; boy killed, two injured (MN)

    02/12/2013 6:06:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-12-13 | tad vesner
    Walking down the middle of the street near his parents' home in Oakdale, a man randomly fired a handgun at passing motorists -- killing a 9-year-old boy and injuring the boy's mother and another woman, police and witnesses said. A 34-year-old man, arrested without incident, shot at least four cars in a residential area shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. The man has not been identified by police. In a Tuesday morning release, Oakdale authorities said there was, "no active threat to public safety at this time." One woman, who was taking groceries home from a nearby Rainbow Foods,...
  • Gunmen fired 81 shots at Marrero murder victim, authorities say

    02/11/2013 4:10:25 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michelle Hunter
    Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office recovered 81 spent shell casings at the scene of a murder in Marrero early Monday morning. Three suspects shot and killed Emeal Washington, 58, in the 6100 block of August Avenue, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department. "There was a substantial number of shots, 81 spent shell casings fired at this one particular victim," he said. The murder is the first in unincorporated Jefferson Parish this year. The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. as Washington, of Marrero, was visiting a friend's August Avenue residence. The two stepped outside while...
  • Newly release book The Spin Doctor

    02/11/2013 12:37:06 PM PST · by LookingUp · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | Jan. 2013 | Kirk Mitchell
    When Kurt Sonnenfeld calls police to report his young, beautiful wife is dying with a bullet in her head, he alleges she shot herself. Police think otherwise.
  • Chicago murder rate far worse since strict gun control

    02/09/2013 6:16:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chicago’s murder rate is far worse now than it was during the city’s most notorious crime era, Al Capone’s “gangland,” when gun-control laws hardly existed, ABC reports. Leading up to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, there were 26 killings in January 1929. Yet, 42 people were killed in Chicago last month, catching the attention of Chicagoans, the White House and politicians nationwide. If the current murder rate continues, February 2013 will far exceed February 1929, when there were 26 killings, including the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/4/chicago-murder-rate-far-worse-strict-gun-control/#ixzz2KPWwdfKo Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Los Angeles gunman motivated by racism [Murderer is black racist, US media IGNORES]

    02/09/2013 5:47:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/13 | Nick Allen
    A homicidal fugitive former police officer, who has declared “war” on his former colleagues, claimed he was the victim of racism while serving in the Los Angeles police department. An unprecedented manhunt has been launched across California, Nevada, Arizona and northern Mexico, for Christopher Dorner, 33, a 19-stone former US Navy reserve lieutenant and American football college running back. Dorner, a trained marksman, is already suspected of killing three people, including one police officer, in a series of shootings that began last weekend.
  • Murder Rates vs. Firearm Murder Rates

    02/07/2013 7:38:54 AM PST · by SampleMan · 17 replies
    Self | Feb. 7th, 2013 | Sampleman
    We hear a lot in the media about “firearm murder rates”, but I don’t really care about how someone is murdered, but rather whether they are murdered at all. The U.S. ranks 1st in firearms per person, but 98th overall by murder rate, putting us on the better side of mid-pack. The Swiss rank 2nd in firearms per person and have an almost nonexistent murder rate. Of the 20 countries with the most firearms per person, none have exceedingly high murder rates compared to the rest of the world. Indeed, when averaged, the murder rate of these 20 countries would...
  • Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (Double Homicide – Irvine, CA)

    02/06/2013 9:12:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: PHOTO: Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner – Wanted In Double Homicide – Armed/Dangerous Irvine Police looking for double murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, 34 yrs old, a former LAPD officer and Naval officer. He may be driving a blue Nissan Titan pickup 7×03191. He was fired from LAPD by a board of rights several years ago. Dorner was represented by the father of murder victim during his board of rights hearing prior to being fired. He has left a lengthy manifesto, is considered armed and dangerous. He knows how to avoid law enforcement and has...
  • Murder/Suicide as a tool of Tyrants...

    02/06/2013 8:27:47 PM PST · by GraceG · 14 replies
    Upgrade on the whole "Suicide by shooting yourself multiple times in the chest and then head"... From another thread brought up as a point that there used to be a lot of suspicious "suicides" like the ones you see in Russia where a journalist hurls them self off the top of their own apartment building when the roof access door was always locked. Or where the person who was a political dissident decided to strangle them self and then saw off their own head after shooting them self in the head multiple times but it is ruled as a "suicide"...
  • Nkosi Thandiwe Sentenced for killing spree; says he learned to hate white people in college

    02/05/2013 3:06:08 PM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    World of NewsNinja ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | News Ninja
    When Nkosi Thandiwe shot three white females in Atlanta, the “mainstream” media went into extreme CENSORSHIP mode. It was a top secret in the media that the victims were all beautiful, young white ladies. The Atlanta Journal Constitution even lifted information about one of the victims from a website that contained numerous pictures. The newspaper pretended like the pictures didn’t exist. During his testimony Wednesday, Thandiwe suggested that his reason for even purchasing the gun he used in the shootings was to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University...
  • Krugman: U.S. Needs Death Panels, Sales Taxes

    02/05/2013 12:35:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joel Griffith
    Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman spoke at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week. During the Q&A session following the lecture, an audience member asked him about the rising national debt. Earlier in the evening, Krugman had already vocalized his satisfaction at President Obama’s apparent lack of concern over the exploding cumulative deficit. However, in a moment of brutal honesty, the esteemed Princeton professor revealed his long term prognosis. According to the professor, "Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising…there is this question of how we’re...
  • George Zimmerman hearing takes place on birthday of Trayvon Martin

    02/05/2013 6:58:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 2/5/13
    Attorneys for George Zimmerman will try to get his murder trial delayed at a hearing on Tuesday, what would have been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday. It was nearly a year ago when the teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. While the debate continues on what happened that night, Martin's parents plan to celebrate their son's birthday in South Florida. "They wanted to have a birthday party, as opposed to memorializing February 26th. They want to celebrate Trayvon's birth," said family attorney Natalie Jackson. "It's a peace and love walk. The walk is to support and facilitate children thinking...
  • The Misleading Murderer that you Know

    02/04/2013 2:17:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The most accurate crime statistics are on murders. When proponents of infringements on the Second Amendment talk about murders, they often claim that murders by strangers are only a small percentage of the total, often about one quarter. This statistic is misleading, because it implies that people that you are close to are the most likely to murder you. The largest category of victim to murderer is unknown. That is 44 percent of the murders reported to the FBI. The next largest category is acquaintance. It is 21 percent of murderers. The misleading part is that all people who...
  • Outrage over Saudi "blood money" in girls death

    02/04/2013 9:44:26 AM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    sfgate ^ | February 3, 2013 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. *** Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child's virginity. Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in "blood money" to avoid a possible death sentence. The...
  • FBI unsure of killing American Citizens! What is Obama up to?

    01/31/2013 6:41:27 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 51 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Michael Coberley
    Here is the Utube link. Listen and comment as the head of the FBI is asked if Bo and the DOJ have the authority to order the killing of our own citizens inside the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG80Wk9HiYs
  • Brother of Murder Victim Seeks Details of FBI’s ‘Sensitive Informant Program’

    01/30/2013 7:32:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    BobMcCarty.com ^ | 1/30/13 | Bob McCarty
    Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to determine whether he is entitled to limited discovery into the FBI’s “Sensitive Informant Program.” In his motion, Trentadue described the program as one used by the bureau “to recruit and/or place informants on the staffs of members of the United States Congress and perhaps even federal judges, in the national media, within other federal agencies as well as the White House, on defense teams in high-profile federal and/or state criminal prosecutions, inside state and local law enforcement agencies, and even among the clergy of organized...
  • Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter

    01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Justin Jouvenal,
    A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February. A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cook’s Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
  • Teen girl who performed at president's inaugural events fatally shot on Chicago's South Side.

    01/30/2013 3:05:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/2013 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO - The godfather of a 15-year-old girl who was killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people in Chicago says she was a terrific student who had dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer. Damon Stewart says Hadiya Pendleton had been so excited about a trip to Washington, D.C., where she performed as a majorette at some of President Barack Obama's inauguration events.
  • DA: Framingham man hacked and slashed teen wife to death (man is avowed communist)

    01/30/2013 11:20:09 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/30/13 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A Framingham man enraged to learn the baby girl who was born July 23, 2010, was the product of an extramarital affair stabbed his unfaithful teenage wife to death and then lived in their apartment for days with her decaying corpse and their older child before fleeing solo to Mexico, prosecutors said today. Heather Alleyne, 19, just two weeks after delivering her daughter Neveah — heaven spellled backward — and one day after she gave up custody of the infant to the baby’s biological father to save her marriage, “suffered a brutal and excruciating death,” Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Joseph...
  • Who Knew? The Leading Cause Of Gun Death Is Suicide

    01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST · by I still care · 35 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Rpger Kay
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how the gun-death data showed a very weak correlation with gun-law strictness. I used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to derive a gun-homicide rate. In the comments section, a reader pointed me toward more-detailed data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which captures death-certificate data from all the states. Despite interference by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the CDC has kept up the basic data, if not research into the details of who, how, and why. But what we can...
  • Lindsey Graham: Hillary Clinton ‘got away with murder’

    01/29/2013 12:24:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn’t impressed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony at the Benghazi congressional hearing, telling Fox News that she “got away with murder.” “Hillary Clinton got away with murder in my view. She said they had a clear-eyed view of the threats. How could you have a clear-eyed view of the threats in Benghazi when you didn’t know about the ambassador’s cable coming back from Libya?” the South Carolina Republican told host Greta Van Susteren Monday on “On The Record”.
  • Losing the will to live

    01/29/2013 7:10:33 AM PST · by SunStar · 20 replies
    RebeccaCosta.com ^ | 9:55p.m. EST January 28, 2013 | Rebecca D. Costa
    The ghastly murders in Newtown, Conn., reflect the horrify prevalence of suicide here and across the globe. Before we turn up the volume on the Second Amendment. Before we trot out data proving that more guns lead to more violence — or don't. Before we re-live every senseless mass murder and make children afraid to step into a movie theater, school or mall. Before all of this and worse — experts would be wise to examine a phenomena that has been the impetus behind so many recent attacks on innocent civilians: Long before the perpetrators reached for a weapon, they...
  • Arsonist gets death for Calif. fire that killed 5

    01/28/2013 4:26:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 28, 2013 | AP
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — An arsonist was sentenced to death on Monday for killing five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through the hills east of Los Angeles a decade ago. Superior Court Judge Michael Smith had the option of sentencing Rickie Lee Fowler, 31, to the harshest penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 'ALL LIFE IS NOT EQUAL'

    01/26/2013 8:56:05 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    First, on a personal note: Thank you, thank you and thank you, Mary Elizabeth Williams! What a glorious service you’ve done the pro-life cause. I know, that’s not what you intended. But that’s precisely what you’ve accomplished. Did I say thank you? In her jaw-dropping article, “So what if abortion ends life?” Williams – a mainstream, though uncharacteristically honest pro-abort scribe for Salon.com – has inexplicably broken from the Orwellian left’s ministerial script. In so doing, she’s severally undermined the very cause for which she would gladly “sacrifice” (dismember alive that is) her very own daughter. A daughter, mind you,...
  • ‘Infuriated’ Boxer stormed out of Benghazi hearing

    01/25/2013 9:08:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room. “When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said. Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables. “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not...
  • Philadelphia Exterminator Jason Smith Charged in Doctor's Killing

    01/25/2013 8:11:50 AM PST · by BBell · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, ALEXANDER MARQUARDT and CARLOS BOETTCHER
    An exterminator named Jason Smith was arrested and charged today in the strangling and burning death of Philadelphia pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti. Smith, 36, had been sent to Ketunuti's home on a service call where the two got into "some kind of argument" in Ketunuti's basement on Monday, Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia police department said this morning. "At her home they got into an argument. It went terribly wrong. He struck her, and knocked her to the ground," Clark said. "Immediately he jumped on top of her, started strangling her. She passed out, and then he set her body...
  • Local group holds protest on 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    01/25/2013 7:47:13 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    David Kaplan WDBJ7 Reporter 5:43 p.m. EST, January 22, 2013 ROANOKE CO., Va.— The cold temperatures weren't enough to stop around 20 people from gathering outside the Planned Parenthood on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke County early Tuesday afternoon. There was a combination of group and silent prayer. We asked a protester specifically what the group was praying for. Susan Edwards told us they were praying that the people who work in Planned Parenthood and the mothers that walk inside have a change in heart. Some people were even on their knees directing their prayers in the direction of the...
  • 2013 U.S. March for Life - schedule of events

    01/24/2013 2:44:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013
    THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood 1108 16th St NW Fr. Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper, Lila Rose, Fr. Terry Gensemer, Kristan Hawkins 12:00 pm- 9:00 pmPro-Life Exhibits Hall Hyatt Regency Hotel [source: Marchforlife.org] 12:00 - 5 p.m.Americans United for Life Legal Conference The Future of Roe: Women, Health and Law in the Obama Era Charmaine Yoest, Bill Kristol, Gerald Bradley and several more National Press Club (advance registration required) Call 202-289-1478 529 14th St NW 11:00 am- 2:00 pmLaw of Life Summit Note: John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews will be a speaker at...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/25/2013 5:38:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | ap
    A judge is holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers have revealed the purpose of the hearings, which have been taking place in Washington behind closed doors. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, are petitioning to open the proceedings. The next hearing takes place on February 7. Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, whose body was found in Washington's Rock Creek Park. The case captured the nation's attention because of Levy's relationship with California congressman Gary Condit. Condit was...
  • Doctor 'with her whole future ahead of her' found slain in Philadelphia home

    01/23/2013 3:13:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sarah Hoye
    Philadelphia (CNN) -- Andrew Cattaneo is still in shock. It's been only a day since his neighbor across the street, Melissa Ketunuti, was found dead in the basement of her row home Monday afternoon, her hands and feet bound, her body set on fire. Standing in the doorway of his home, Cattaneo watched as police detectives returned to the scene Tuesday while news reporters huddled nearby trying to stay warm on the blustery January afternoon. "She was very pleasant, very nice, very friendly and quiet," Cattaneo said, looking across the street. "It's very upsetting." Although authorities were awaiting the final...
  • NM family whose members were killed with an AR-15 refuse to endorse gun control

    01/22/2013 7:23:25 PM PST · by forty_years · 14 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    ... To be clear, our family has differing views on gun rights and gun control. What we do agree on is that those who wish to score political points should not use a confused, misguided, 15-year old boy to make their case. We ask those in the media and those who would use the media to make their political case, to not use Nehemiah as a pawn for ratings or to score political points. He is a troubled young man who made a terrible decision that will haunt him and his family forever. ... These are the words of...
  • Forty Years in the Wilderness

    01/22/2013 9:03:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Marvin Olasky
    Abraham Lincoln, deeply troubled by four years of Civil War bloodletting, gave a great second inaugural address in 1865. By then Lincoln saw slavery as a terrible stench in God’s nostrils, so he mused about why God was taking so long to blow it away with His mighty breath. Lincoln’s words: “If God wills that [the war] continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago,...
  • Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

    01/20/2013 10:53:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 19, 2013 | http://abcnews.go.com/author/alyssa_newcomb
    Former Ukrainan Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a galvanizing figure in the Orange Revolution of 2004, has been named a suspect in the murder of a powerful businessman and lawmaker and three others in 1996. Supporters of Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year sentence in a separate case, say the accusations are just the latest in an attempt by President Viktor Yanukovich to keep his rival behind bars. Tymoshenko's political party said the latest allegations represented a "shameful day in the history of the Ukrainian law enforcement system," The Associated Press reported.
  • FREEP a pro-abortion protest in Richmond, VA, Tues. Jan 22

    01/20/2013 12:18:30 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    From an email
    The Pro- abortion activists will be “rallying for choice” on Tuesday next week, January 22, at the Capitol Bell Tower to “protect reproductive rights in Virginia and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., then inside the Capitol Building at 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Would you plan to be there representing the side that celebrates LIFE in a peaceful counter-protest? The battle is reaching a fever pitch, and we cannot afford to be absent or let up when we are closer to winning than when we first began. Family Foundation will provide hot chocolate...
  • PolitiFact: Yes, more people murdered with knives, body parts and blunt objects than rifles in 2011

    01/20/2013 5:38:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    This infographic is floating around Facebook.And according to PolitiFact (and the FBI) it’s true. Our rulingThe post uses data selectively, ignoring the significant role of handguns in gun violence. But the statistics it mentions are solid. FBI data backs up the Facebook post’s claim that in 2011, more people were murdered with knives, “hands or feet” or “clubs and hammers” than with any type of rifle. We rate the statement True. You can read the whole assessment here.  
  • Three young women took a boat ride on Lake Michigan in 1966 ... and were never seen again

    01/16/2013 7:17:30 PM PST · by BBell · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 9, 2012 | David J. Krajicek
    On a shimmering Saturday 46 summers ago, three young women in bathing suits left their belongings on a crowded beach and climbed aboard a small motorboat on Lake Michigan an hour southeast of Chicago. It was noon on July 2, 1966, at Indiana Dunes State Park. A couple whose beach blanket was beside the women’s watched the boat glide away, then waited all day for them to return. They didn’t know the women but thought it was odd that they would leave purses unattended on a day when the park was packed with 9,000 holiday sunbathers. As they left at...
  • India’s rising middle class prefers sons (aborts girls)

    01/16/2013 2:33:44 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2013 | Shyamantha Asokan
    As thousands of young Indians thronged New Delhi’s streets to protest a brutal gang rape last month, 25-year-old Pooja Patil said, many of her friends in this seaside metropolis held candlelight ­marches instead of new year’s parties. Others replaced their Facebook profile pictures with a single black dot as a symbol of mourning. They were part of what news media reports heralded as an Indian middle class jolted into action by the shocking assault that led to the young woman’s death. Yet the same demographic group is also at the heart of an illegal practice that experts say contributes to...
  • Court rejects appeal of man convicted of killing Oklahoma City women (83 and 93 years old)

    01/15/2013 11:25:09 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 15 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/14/2013 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing two Oklahoma City women more than 25 years ago.</p> <p>The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the claims by 53-year-old Ronald Lott. Lott was convicted in December 2001 after several trial delays of raping and killing 83-year-old Anna Laura Fowler in 1986 and 93-year-old Zelma Cutler in 1987.</p>
  • Two gun makers killed in two days, and no answers (Photos)

    01/13/2013 9:49:52 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, January 4, the owner of Noveske Rifleworks, 36-year-old John Noveske, was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 260 in Oregon. ... Only a day earlier, the lifeless body of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff was found at FPS Industries in Franklin County, Ga., just outside of Carnesville. He had been shot once in the head, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Ratliff was well known for a series of videos he produced
  • Parsing Piers (He seems to think the word "murder" must always be preceded by the word "gun,")

    01/14/2013 7:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Randall Hoven
    Piers Morgan is one of many people who seem to think the word "murder" must always be preceded by the word "gun," even though "gun" is not defined as an adjective in my dictionary (Webster's Unabridged, 1976). Here is what he said in his interview with Alex Jones."How many gun murders where there in Britain last year? ...It's actually 35 -- against 11,000 [in the U.S.]"A video of clip from that interview, as well as a good debunking of Morgan's statistics by Reality Check, can be found here.First, some straightforward fact-checking. Morgan said there were 35 "gun murders" in "Britain...
  • Hollywood Nightclub Brawl -- Clubgoer Shot Dead (VIDEO)

    01/13/2013 1:43:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 13, 2013
    A man was shot dead outside a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning in the throes of a massive brawl ... and our photog captured it all. Cops tell us ... It started inside Empire nightclub ... where several fights broke out between some women ... before it moved outside.