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  • Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray (38 homicides & the month isn't over yet)

    05/28/2015 9:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years. The most recent killings claimed the lives of Jennifer Jeffrey and her seven-year-old son, Kester Anthony Browne. They were identified by Jeffrey’s sister, Danielle Wilder. Jeffrey and her son were found dead early Thursday, each from gunshot wounds to the head....
  • New clues, questions in Natalee Holloway case

    05/28/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Boyette
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ten years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch citizen says he knows where to find her. Prosecutors, however, aren't buying it. Jurriën de Jong told CNN's Martin Savidge that the teen's body is buried in a crawl space at a Marriott vacation property in Aruba, and he believes he saw her in her final moments. De Jong says he was near Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, then under construction, on the night of May 30, 2005, when he saw a young man chase a young woman through the construction site. At first, he thought the two were being playful,...
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington

    04/11/2011 1:06:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 2 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 4-10-2011 | Hugh Lessig
    Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington By Hugh Lessig hlessig@dailypress.com | 757-247-7821 April 10, 2011 One of the last people to see Jack Wheeler alive was Sammy Abdelaziz, who manages parking garages in the city of Wilmington. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, he received a call from a concerned employee at the New Castle County Courthouse parking garage. There appeared to a be a homeless man there, asking for help. "She said he had one shoe on and the other one in his hand, and he had a wrinkled suit, stuff like that," he...
  • Cause of death released in Wheeler case (Vietnam vet found in Delaware landfill)

    01/28/2011 1:40:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    WPVI Action News ^ | 1-28-2011 | staff report
    Cause of death released in Wheeler case WILMINGTON, Del. - January 28, 2011 (WPVI) -- The cause of death has been released in the case of a former presidential advisor who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. In a news release issued Friday, investigators said that John Wheeler died as a result of blunt force trauma after being assaulted...
  • Rio Rancho police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody (3rd or 4th one recently)

    05/26/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rio Rancho police have identified the officer killed in the line of duty and the suspect accused of shooting him on Memorial Day. Just after 8 p.m. Monday, officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner was shot during a traffic stop near Southern Boulevard and Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. He later died at UNM Hospital, the department confirmed early Tuesday. Benner, 49, was a four-year veteran of the department and a married father of five adult children. He was also an Air Force veteran. "Officer Benner was a dedicated military veteran and law enforcement officer and his tragic death is deeply saddening...
  • Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years (35 killings so far)

    05/26/2015 7:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet. Mike Hellgren has the latest. Shooting after shooting, the crime tape, responding cops, and bullet markers–are all-too-familiar across Baltimore particularly in the Western District. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The number of non-fatal shootings citywide has almost doubled year-to-date. Last weekend was particularly bloody, with 30 people shot–8 of them killed, making this month Baltimore’s deadliest in 16 years. Patricia Jordan lost her only son to street violence. “As a mom, that’s something you carry with you every day,” she...
  • From death row to freedom, Paula Cooper dead of apparent suicide (Pope John Paul II Interceded)

    05/26/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 5-26-2015 | Dan Carden
    Paula Cooper, a Gary native who at age 16 was the youngest death row inmate in the United States before an international outcry helped reduce her sentence, killed herself Tuesday near an Indianapolis office building. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 9500 block of Angola Court, near the northwest Indianapolis-Carmel border, Tuesday morning in response to a report of a body lying near a tree. The Marion County coroner's office confirmed that Cooper, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:38 a.m. Indianapolis time from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Cooper's death...
  • Man Convicted in 1970 Coconut Grove Murder Set Free

    05/25/2015 9:57:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 22, 2015 | Claudia do Campo
    A man convicted in a fatal robbery of a ice cream truck driver in Coconut Grove, Florida, more than 40 years ago when he was just a teen is a free man. Prince Johnson has been in prison since he was 16, following his 1971 trial for first-degree murder in the death of Marta Roman. VIDEONaked Man Rescued From Fort Lauderdale Bridge At a hearing Friday, a Miami-Dade judge furloughed the sentence. Johnson thanked his family after he was set free. "My family, for all the moral support they gave me, standing by me," he said. Sketch Released in Brutal...
  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

    05/22/2015 2:17:10 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 22, 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    Authorities in the nation's capital say more than one person is responsible for the slayings of four people inside a Washington mansion last week. A fugitive task force arrested Daron Dylon Wint Thursday night, and took five people who were with him into custody. Wint is the only person currently charged with the murder of Savvas Savopoulos; his wife Amy; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. But a court document suggests investigators aren't done making arrests. It says "the crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person."
  • Police Connect Man From Md. To D.C. Mansion Murders Through DNA On Pizza

    05/21/2015 4:06:20 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    Major new developments in the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. businessman, his wife, ten-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their home. Right now, an intense manhunt is underway in Brooklyn, New York for Daron Wint–the man wanted in connection with the crimes.
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • Store clerk fatally shot in St. Augustine; teen suspects captured in Green Cove Springs

    05/19/2015 9:24:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | Amanda Warford
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Outside a Masters Drive convenience store Tuesday night, neighbors placed candles and flowers in memory of a young man most knew only as the "nice guy."
  • Pakistan group threatens to kill U.S. reporter--Says He's a Mossad Agent--Al Fuqra Leader Arrested

    01/30/2002 12:44:47 PM PST · by Shermy · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2002 (8:52.p.m.) | Reuters
    Updated information:NEW YORK (Reuters) - The group that claims it has kidnapped a Wall Street Journal reporter in Pakistan has sent e-mail to news organisations threatening to kill him within 24 hours unless the U.S. government released Pakistani prisoners held in the Afghan war. The e-mail, sent to The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times, among others, accused reporter Daniel Pearl of being a spy for Israel. It also warned other U.S. journalists in Pakistan to leave the country within three days. "We have interrogated Mr. D. Pearl and have come to the conclusion that contrary to ...
  • Rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, killed in drive-by shooting as he drove Porsche in Queens

    05/17/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ryan Sit , Caitlin Nolan
    A rapper was shot multiple times and killed and his passenger was critically wounded as he drove a Porsche down a Queens boulevard early Sunday, a police source said. Lionel Pickens, who goes by the stage name Chinx, was shot several times in the body and his 27-year-old passenger was hit twice in the back about 4 a.m. as they traveled on Queens Blvd. at 84th Dr. in Briarwood, cops said.
  • Fifth person charged in Hattiesburg police murder

    05/13/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | May 13, 2015 | Nick Ortego, News Director
    Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin, 29, of Hattiesburg has been arrested in connection to the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers. HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg police officers last Saturday. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) have charged Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin, 29, of Hattiesburg. Information developed during the continuing investigation of the killing of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate led to obstruction of justice charges against Franklin. Franklin is being held in the Forrest County Jail awaiting his initial appearance in...
  • Stolen Bible Leads to Charges in Death of 'Wonderful and Loving' Carver Co. Man

    05/13/2015 3:26:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/13/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A stolen Bible with two $1,000 savings bonds issued to a 90-year-old Carver County man who was murdered led police to arrest two suspects in his death. Earl Olander was found beaten and robbed inside his home on the 16000 block of Homestead Road back on April 11. Police say his hands and ankles were bound with duct tape and that he was found lying face-down on the floor of his living room. According to the criminal complaint, Olander had multiple injuries to his head, face and body. Police also say his entire home was ransacked, with drawers pulled out...
  • Feds: Guns bound for Mideast found in Cedar Rapids clothing drive

    05/12/2015 2:43:48 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    KCRG ^ | May 12 , 2015 | Staff report
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Caches of guns and ammunition bound for Beruit were secreted among boxes of goods collected in a clothing drive for Syria and Lebanon organized by a Cedar Rapids company, federal authorizes said Tuesday. Authorities said they intercepted two shipments and seized more than 152 firearms and ammunition. It was not disclosed who the weapons were intended for in Lebanon. Three Cedar Rapids men and a woman were taken into custody and were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon to face charges of conspiracy and knowingly shipping illegal weapons. The four, according to a federal affidavit, are...
  • Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

    05/12/2015 2:38:09 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12 , 2015 | Saeed Ahmed
    Attacks on bloggers critical of Islam have taken on a disturbing regularity in Bangladesh, with yet another writer hacked to death Tuesday. Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed Tuesday morning as he left his home on his way to work at a bank, police in the northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet. Four masked men attacked him, hacking him to death with cleavers and machetes, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan.
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

    05/11/2015 4:40:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head. His mother said she had hoped he would get help. He didn't, and now he is charged with capital murder in the deaths of two police officers in Mississippi. His girlfriend and brother are charged as accessories and a friend faces an obstruction charge. Banks' mother, Mary Smith, said when she saw the booking photos of her 26-year-old son, she knew something was off....
  • Honor to the Martyrs! A Declaration of Gratitude to the Martyrs of Our Day

    05/11/2015 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-10-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Honor to the Martyrs! A Declaration of Gratitude to the Martyrs of Our Day By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the Divine Office last week we read a remarkable passage on the persecution of the Church. It seems proper to consider a portion of it in times like these; more on that in a moment.Of course in writing of persecution and martyrdom, I write as an American who, though experiencing a lot more scorn these days, does not have to endure grave threat for being a Catholic. But as I consider Catholics and Christians in places like Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Nigeria, the...
  • Elk River police officer, son shot dead; another son arrested

    05/11/2015 6:28:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-10-15 | Kristi Belcamino
    An off-duty Elk River police officer and his son were shot dead Saturday night in St. Michael, Minn., and another of the officer's sons was arrested after he called 911 saying he wanted to turn himself in, authorities say. Police say that at 7:06 p.m. Saturday, a man called 911 from a house in the 4500 block of Mayfield Avenue saying he had been shot. According to radio traffic posted on the MN Police Clips, a male caller told a 911 dispatcher that his brother shot him in the chest. "Sounds like the phone dropped," the dispatcher said. "I can...
  • Two cops murdered in Mississippi traffic stop

    05/11/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    National media ignores story since it doesn't fit racist police brutality narrative. Al Sharpton won’t be heading to Mississippi, and for that I’m sure all of Mississippi can take some comfort. Geraldo Rivera won’t be showing up either, nor can we expect burning drug stores and video of one brave mother whooping her son for acting like a moron. But two innocent police officers who were just trying to make a routine traffic stop are dead. The murders occurred on Sunday, and four suspects have already been arrested. Now the usual media pattern for stories like this is tell you...
  • UPDATE: 4 Charged in Shooting Deaths of 2 Hattiesburg Police Officers

    05/10/2015 7:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WKRG-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A law enforcement official says four people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, tells The Associated Press that 29-year-old Marvin Banks and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, and Banks' 26-year-old brother, Curtis Banks, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. An additional arrest was made Sunday. 28-year-old Cornelius...
  • About TWO DOZEN Murders Have Happened In Baltimore Since Freddie Gray Fell Into Coma

    05/10/2015 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The city of Baltimore, Md. has been home to roughly two dozen murders since police arrested Freddie Gray on April 12 for possession of an illegal switchblade. [Snip] Meanwhile, searchable data from The Baltimore Sun shows that 26 homicides have occurred in the city limits of Baltimore during the last 30 days — or since April 9.
  • Curtis & Marvin Banks: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Alleged Hattiesburg Cop Killers)

    05/10/2015 1:55:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Heavy ^ | May 10, 2015 | Tom Cleary
    Curtis Banks, right, and Marvin Banks, are suspects in the killings of two Hattiesburg, Mississippi police officers.Two brothers have been identified as the suspects in the killing of two Hattiesburg, Mississippi police officers. Curtis Banks, 26, and Marvin Banks, 29, were held in connection with the shooting, police said. The officers were shot during a traffic stop Saturday night at about 8 p.m., according to WDAM-TV. They have been identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, 25, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Here’s what you need to know: 1. The Brothers Were Arrested Early Sunday Morning Ryan Moore(PHOTO-AT-LINK) ✔ ‎@RyanMooreMS...
  • Man Arrested in Murder of Ill. Student Selling Car on Craigslist

    05/07/2015 10:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2015
    Investigators have arrested a St. Louis- area truck driving school employee in the murder of an Illinois student who was found slain after posting his car for sale on Craigslist, reports CBS St. Louis. The body of 19-year-old Taylor Clark was found at the M.T.C. Truck Center in Hazelwood, Mo. Tuesday, about 400 feet from the red 2007 Nissan 350ZX he had posted for sale and 25 miles west of where he was last seen by his girlfriend Monday in Glen Carbon, Ill. gordon2.jpg Michael Gordon CBS ST. LOUIS Police say the employee, 24-year-old Michael Gordon, fatally shot the Southern...
  • Murdered NYPD cop: Called hero in death by same people who saw him as villain while alive

    05/06/2015 12:37:38 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    If you are grateful for small things, it is a good sign that even constant critics of the police are denouncing the murder of NYPD cop Brian Moore. No less than President Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have expressed outrage and offered condolences. Their remarks are welcome, with Sharpton calling the murder an “unpardonable crime.” His comments reinforce the old-fashioned idea that attacking law enforcement is out of bounds, always and everywhere.
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Whistleblower Targeted for Exposing UN Troops Raping Children

    05/04/2015 3:00:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2015 | Alex Newman
    United Nations “peacekeeping” troops deployed on a UN “peace” mission in the Central African Republic were systematically raping and sexually exploiting starving young children, according to a leaked internal report that the global organization was seeking to conceal. Because UN leadership failed to take action against their soldiers' widespread sexual abuse of children — some of whom were less than 10 years old — an aid worker with the organization in the war-torn African nation handed the document to French authorities. As has become the norm when UN military forces are exposed raping, abusing, and murdering the populations they are...
  • Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race

    05/04/2015 1:36:16 PM PDT · by seacapn · 41 replies
    WDRB 41 Louisville ^ | May 04, 2015 12:11 PM PST By Emily Mieure Connect | Emily Mieure
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed near his hotel Saturday night. Police have charged three people in connection to 49-year-old Toronto resident Scott Hunter's murder. Friends of Scott Hunter describe him as a great guy and a lively character, he was a bartender in downtown Toronto for nine years. "We're trying to get our heads around it and trying to comprehend how something like this could happen," said Beau Opperman, Hunter's boss at House on Parliament and. Opperman says Hunter was in Louisville with a friend to go to the...
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Man Murders Essex County Teacher; Cops Shoot Killer (New Jersey)

    05/03/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | May 2, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    An Essex County man shot and killed the mother of his child - a 27-year-old teacher - in front of her East Orange home on Friday. A police officer on the scene then shot the man in response. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, shot Latrena May, a teacher at Pride Academy in East Orange, after she flagged down a police officer during an argument outside May’s home around 10 p.m. May was pronounced dead at the scene. Higgs was taken to a hospital; details about his condition were not available. He will face...
  • Two Things You Don’t Know About Roe v. Wade That Will Surprise You

    05/03/2015 11:00:50 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 21 replies
    Time ^ | April 27, 2015 | James Robenalt
    January 22, 1973 is the date that most associate with Roe v. Wade. That is the day when Justice Harry Blackmun read a summary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe and that of its companion case, Doe v. Bolton. Every year there are demonstrations in Washington on January 22 to commemorate or protest the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing a woman’s right to an abortion. But there is another date that actually might be far more significant in the history of these decisions: May 25, 1972. That is when these cases should have been decided, and likely were decided, but...
  • Colorado woman who stole fetus stabbed victim with lava lamp: prosecutors

    05/01/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/2015
    A Colorado woman who police say admitted cutting the fetus from a pregnant stranger stabbed her victim first with shards of glass from a broken lava lamp before performing a crude Cesarean section, court documents showed on Friday. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy stemming from the attack in March on Michelle Wilkins in the town of Longmont, 30 miles north of Denver. The 26-year-old Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, survived the assault, but her unborn baby girl died. In a brief filed ahead of a preliminary...
  • Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man

    05/01/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 154 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
    Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man BALTIMORE | By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
  • Hillary Clinton campaign blasts GOP abortion bill

    05/01/2015 4:43:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2015 | Alexander Jaffee
    The House voted, as expected, to block a D.C. law banning discrimination by employers against employees who have had abortions. on Thursday night — but the measure is unlikely to have any effect before the law takes effect this weekend. All but 13 Republicans voted for the resolution of disapproval, which passed on a largely party-line, 228-192 vote, while just three Democrats voted in favor of it. The measure got a high-level Democratic opponent on Thursday with Hillary Clinton's campaign weighing in, calling it a move to "overrule the Democratic process" in a statement to CNN. The bill would roll...
  • Man accused of killing Chicago officer and ex-CHA officer to stand trial

    04/27/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04/26/2015 | Rummana Hussain
    News Man accused of killing cop and ex-CHA officer to stand trial Posted: 04/26/2015, 12:25pm | Rummana Hussain Opening statements are expected Monday in the trial of a South Side man accused of killing a Chicago Police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop. Timothy Herring, a 19-year-old parolee at the time of the double murder Nov. 26, 2010, allegedly told his friends that he killed “two polices” because he didn’t want to go back to jail. Authorities said Herring, fitted with an ankle bracelet, opened fire when he returned to the scene of a burglary he’d committed hours...
  • PGPD Arrests man for homicide of toddler

    04/24/2015 6:17:19 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Bay Net ^ | April 23, 2015
    The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with the homicide of a toddler. The suspect is 29-year-old Joshua Riley of the 9900 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham. The victim is 23-month-old Anthony Winfrey of Lanham.
  • Gang member facing murder charges was spared deportation under Obama program

    04/22/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/22/2015 | foxnews.com
    The Obama administration has admitted that an illegal immigrant and known gang member -- who recently was charged in the murders of four people -- was allowed to remain in the United States under President Obama's executive actions. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was allowed in August 2013 to remain in the U.S., following his request about seven months earlier to stay under the president's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez. Rodriquez acknowledged in a letter to a top Republican senator that Rangel-Hernandez's application was approved, even though a federal crime database...
  • Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare

    04/21/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 4/19/15
    In a radio interview Sunday, Princeton University ethics professor Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies.Singer contended the health-care system under Obamacare should be more overt about rationing and that the country should acknowledge the necessity of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”Throughout the interview, Singer repeatedly referred to a disabled infant as “it.”Singer was speaking on the “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.The Princeton professor is known for his controversial views on abortion and...
  • Walter Scott shooting: Michael Slager subject of prior excessive force complaint

    04/17/2015 3:35:38 PM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies
    Associated Press and The CBC ^ | Apr 09, 2015 | Mitch Weiss And Michael Biesecker
    Officer accused of Tasering unarmed man in 2013 but police report said he was 'exonerated'..."He said he wanted to come in, but didn't say why," said Givens, now 33. "He never said who he was looking for." Then, without warning, Slager pushed in the door, he said. "'Come outside or I'll Tase you,"' he recalled the officer saying as he burst in. "I didn't want that to happen to me, so I raised my arms over my head, and when I did, he tased me in my stomach anyway." Though initially accused of resisting the officers, Givens was later released...
  • Walter Scott was driving his passenger home for a cookout...shot dead by South Carolina cop

    04/17/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 134 replies
    Associated Press and Dailymail.com ^ | 16 April 2015 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Walter Scott and his passenger were looking forward to having a cookout when he was pulled over and shot dead by a South Carolina police officer, it has emerged. Scott, 50, and Pierre Fulton, his friend of several years, had met for breakfast on April 4 before Scott drove him to a church...Scott was behind $18,000 in his child support payments and family members have said he may have run because he was worried about going to jail.
  • Muslim Passengers Throw Christians Overboard on Mediterranean Migrant Ship

    04/16/2015 11:13:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | April 16, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    What has already been a particularly lethal week for migrants trying to make their way across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe took an even more grisly turn on Thursday, when a religious dispute broke out on a boat traveling from Libya to Italy and ended with a group of Muslim passengers throwing 12 Christian migrants overboard to their deaths.
  • Aaron Hernandez sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home. At the time, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged during closing arguments that he was there when Lloyd was killed. But he pinned...
  • Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

    04/15/2015 8:20:11 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/15 | By Associated Press
    Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, looked to his right and pursed his lips after the jury forewoman read the verdict. The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister...
  • Breaking: Jury Reaches Verdict In Murder Trial Of Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez (Title)

    04/15/2015 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder.
  • Cuba Archive Introduction [Video/ Documenting the Murders of The Brothers Castro]

    04/14/2015 1:47:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/24/10
    Overview of project documenting deaths and disappearances resulting from the Cuban Revolution. See www.CubaArchive.org.
  • Counting Castro's Victims

    04/14/2015 1:40:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/30/2005 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    "On May 27, [1966,] 166 Cubans -- civilians and members of the military -- were executed and submitted to medical procedures of blood extraction of an average of seven pints per person. This blood is sold to Communist Vietnam at a rate of $50 per pint... "A pint of blood is equivalent to half a liter. Extracting this amount of blood from a person sentenced to death produces cerebral anemia and a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. Once the blood is extracted, the person is taken by two militiamen on a stretcher to the location where the execution takes place."...
  • Jemima Kirke on Why She Got an Abortion

    04/14/2015 12:55:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    SNIP The 29-year-old mother of two appears in a new PSA in which she details getting an abortion while in college in 2007. “I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be attached to this person for the rest of my life,” she revealed. “My life was not conducive to raising a healthy, happy child. I just didn’t feel it was fair.” Kirke says she ultimately decided to terminate her pregnancy. She recalls not wanting to tell her mother — forcing her to clean out her bank account as well as get money from her boyfriend for the procedure. SNIP