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  • Fake Navy SEAL gets 4 years in prison [Stolen Valor]

    05/24/2017 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | 05-23-17 | Jeanette SteeleJeanette Steele
    A 68-year-old Wisconsin man who falsely claimed to be a Navy SEAL wounded four times in Vietnam has been sentenced to four years in prison for theft and faking paperwork. U.S. prosecutors say Kenneth E. Jozwiak produced fake discharge paperwork in 2014 to get U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pension benefits intended for low-income wartime veterans. In 2014, Jozwiak submitted a discharge certificate that claimed he served as a Navy SEAL from 1965 to 1968 and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. All -- including the four Purple Hearts for combat injuries — were totally false, according to...
  • Why this gay man spray painted anti-gay graffiti on his church is just sad

    05/23/2017 12:04:13 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 40 replies
    LGBTYnation ^ | 4 May 2017 | Dawn Ennis
    George Nathaniel Stang, 26, stands accused of a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, after confessing that it was he who spray painted homophobic, pro-Nazi and pro-Trump graffiti last November, including a swastika, on the church where he was the organist. When confronted by police, Stang — who is gay — reportedly admitted to staging the vandalism and wrote in a handwritten statement to police that he did it to “mobilize a movement” ....
  • Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

    05/13/2017 1:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KOTV-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Ohio police chief and two employees of a nursing home. Law enforcement officials searched two vehicles and a home following Friday's killings in Kirkersville, a village of about 500 residents roughly 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus....
  • Officer Shot Responding To Active Shooter Scene In Kirkersville, Ohio

    05/12/2017 7:07:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WDTN ^ | 05/12/17 | Kim Allen
    The Ohio State Hwy Patrol confirms a Kirkersville police officer was shot while responding to an active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Kirkersville. The officer’s condition is unknown. According to 911 dispatchers, an active shooter situation was reported in the 200 block East Main Street in Kirkersville at Pine Kirk Care Center. Kirkersville Elementary School is on lockdown while police investigate. A heavy police presence is still located at the school. WDTN sister station WCMH has reported all of the students who attend classes there have been safely moved to Watkins Middle Schools. OSHP Lt. Robert...
  • Middle school student suspended for 'liking' photo of gun on Instagram

    05/08/2017 2:35:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    www.fox19.com ^ | Friday, May 5th 2017, 7:48 pm CDT | by Ken Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    TRENTON, OH (FOX19) - An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready." The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension notice which read, “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.” "I was livid, I mean, I’m sitting here thinking ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a picture of a gun on a social media site," father Marty Bowlin said. "He never shared, he never commented,...
  • John Kasich New Book: Trump Won Election Because America in Spiritual Decline

    04/29/2017 8:03:35 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed in his new book that the reason President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, Kasich blamed Trump’s electoral win on groups ranging from the media to dishonest politicians, but he also said one of the main reasons Trump won was because of the spiritual decline in America. “I happen to believe that you can’t guide an entire society without a shared religious foundation,” Kasich wrote. “I saw Trump’s reckless entreaties as a weakening of our shared American values — even more so,...
  • Zachary Benson (Ohio man who threatened Trump) agrees to diversion program and deferred sentence

    04/28/2017 6:43:06 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 5 replies
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio | April 27, 2017
    From PACER: Minutes of proceedings [non-document] before Judge Sara Lioi. AUSA Karrie Howard present. Attorney John Gibbons present. Defendant Zachary Benson present. Probation Officer Dennis Reed present for Probation Officer Tom Shepherd. Guilty plea entered by Zachary Benson to the indictment without a plea agreement. The parties have entered into pretrial diversion in this matter and have signed an agreement. Probation department shall provide a status report to the Court in one year regarding defendant's compliance. Defendant's bond continued. Sentencing is deferred at this time to allow the defendant time to complete the pretrial diversion program. Despite the guilty plea,...
  • Cleveland woman pulls gun from under floorboards to fight off accused home invaders, police say

    04/26/2017 11:22:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/25/2017 | Courney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland woman retrieved a gun hidden under the floorboards of her home and started firing on a group of women who broke in to attack her, police say. One of those women was struck by a bullet, and the 29-year-old remains at University Hospitals with gunshot wounds to her abdomen and leg. She has not been charged in connection with the case. The accused shooter, 19-year-old Shaiteria Gregory, remains in jail on a charge of second-degree felonious assault, according to court records. Three other women who were with the gunshot victim are charged with aggravated burglary...
  • Kasich won’t close door on 2020 presidential run

    04/25/2017 7:49:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) says he won't completely rule out launching a presidential bid in 2020. Asked Monday during a CNN town hall whether he would run for the White House in 2020, Kasich responded: "Very unlikely that I will run for public office."
  • Cleveland woman opens fire on car in fit of road rage, police say

    04/22/2017 4:10:34 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/21/2017 | Courtney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A road rage incident on Cleveland's Fulton Road bridge escalated when a woman passenger pulled out a gun and fired several rounds at another driver, police say. No one was hurt, but one bullet did strike a third vehicle as it drove in the area. Ciara Perez-Rodriguez, 22, is charged with second-degree felonious assault and having a weapon under disability. The man driving the car in which she was a passenger, Jonathan DeJesus, 29, is also charged with felonious assault, according to court records.(snip) Perez-Rodriguez's bond is set at $50,000 and DeJesus's was set at $5,000. he...
  • Steve Stephens found dead in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 162 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2017 | CNN
    Breaking: Pennsylvania state police confirm that after a brief pursuit, Steve Stephens shot and killed himself.
  • Facebook murderer Steve Stephens kills himself after police pursuit in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 18, 2017, | Jason Silverstein
    Facebook murderer Steve Stephens shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, ending a three-day manhunt for the Cleveland killer, police confirmed. A tipster alerted police in Erie County after spotting Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a McDonald’s parking lot, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Officers attempted a traffic stop around 11 a.m. and Stephens drove away, starting a brief pursuit, Williams said. ... After his death, Stephens’ mother, Maggie Green, told Cleveland media her son had a gambling problem and bottomed out after a recent breakup. ... The murder clip raised concerns about the effect Facebook and its...
  • HORRIFYING: Man BEGS For Mercy Before Thugs Execute Him For Being White

    04/18/2017 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Angry Patriot Movement ^ | April 17, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    A tragic accident was made worse when a man was killed for being white. Jamie Urton was driving through Cincinnati when he accidentally struck a child with his car. The child’s father murdered Urton, with the help of an accomplice, but the two murderers told the passenger, “Get out of here, you’re black.” (via WLWT5)Deonte Baber and Jamall Killings are both facing murder charges for killing Urton. They did so after Killings’ 4-year-old son was accidentally struck by Urton’s vehicle. The murderers spared Urton’s passenger because he was black, proving that they killed Urton because he was white.Of course, the...
  • Rumors about whereabouts of Facebook shooting suspect...[Unarmed Black man shot, no riots]

    04/17/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Cleveland 5 ^ | 4/17/17 | Courtney Dasner
    ..... police received hundreds of tips Sunday, speculating on the possible whereabouts of the suspect accused of shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. and posting the video on....
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • Cleveland police seek suspect in Facebook homicide video

    04/16/2017 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Maigrey · 132 replies
    CNN (sorry!) ^ | 16 April 2017 | Kwegyirba Croffie and Darran Simon, CNN
    CNN)Cleveland police are seeking a suspect who posted video of an apparent homicide on Facebook, authorities said Sunday. The suspect claims to have committed multiple homicides, according to police. No other victims have yet been found, according to Cleveland Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. Manhunt for suspect in Facebook video killing 02:21 No other information was immediately available from police. Police have identified the suspect as Steve Stephens. Authorities say he is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch and weighs 244 pounds. He has a full beard. Stephens was last seen wearing a dark blue and grey or...
  • Vanity: CLEVELAND FR MEMBERS -- STAY INDOORS, STAY ARMED -- KILLER ON THE LOOSE

    04/16/2017 4:53:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    Vanity / Various links
    Steve Stephens broadcasted the murder of a random civilian, and claims to have killed others. He is still wanted and in public. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/man_accused_of_broadcasting_ea.html Very graphic video, I only post it to give you an idea of his MO. It involves death. https://twitter.com/NinoBrownskin_/status/853704554164219905 Edit: believe the video was removed. For your info, he stops his car in the middle of the street, walks up to the victim, pulls out his gun and murders him after making him say the name of his ex girlfriend. Mirrors of the video are available in the comments if you're interested, but I'd rather not include...
  • Woman charged with rape of male taxi driver

    04/15/2017 5:10:37 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 26 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 12 APRIL 2017 • 9:28AM | Adam Boult
    A 23-year-old woman from Ohio is facing charges of rape and aggravated robbery following an alleged attack on a taxi driver earlier this year. Brittany Carter is accused of performing a sex act on the driver while a male accomplice threatened him with a knife. The incident occurred in the city of Fremont.
  • Ohio Man Jumps to His Death in Courthouse Before Trial for Raping Girl, 10,

    04/11/2017 7:58:15 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 57 replies
    People ^ | April 11, 2017 | Char Adams
    An Ohio man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl and setting a fire that killed her and her grandparents jumped to his death from a fourth-floor courthouse balcony on Monday before he could face trial, reports say. Robert Seman Jr., 48, was walking through the Mahoning County Courthouse with police in Youngstown after a pre-trial hearing when he quickly ran from the officers and jumped over a banister at around 9:30 a.m., WKBN reports. “I saw a deputy at the railing, and I saw this white object falling to the ground,” a reporter at the scene, Joe Gorman, told WKBN....
  • ‘Oath of Inclusion’ considered at Case Western Reserve U. because … diversity

    04/10/2017 6:37:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 9, 2017 | Staff
    The student government at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is pondering development of an “Oath of Inclusion” by which students can “show their commitment to diversity and inclusion.” At least, The Observer reports, individuals (and groups) would have the option of taking the oath.