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  • Suspect Dead, Officer Uninjured in St. Paul Officer-Involved Shooting

    08/28/2014 9:12:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    kstp ^ | 8-28-14 | Jennie Olson
    The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning. Police confirm that the officer was not injured and the suspect is dead. The shooting reportedly happened around 7 a.m. outside of a Holiday gas station near Wabasha Street and Plato Boulevard. A witness tells KSTP he saw the suspect and police involved in an altercation. He says the suspect was throwing rocks and at one point punched one of the officers. He allegedly continued to “physically and aggressively” interact with the officers before the shooting. No other information has been released at this time.
  • HCSO: Resident shoots burglar during home invasion

    08/28/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 12 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5:46 p.m. CDT August 26, 2014 | KHOU.com Staff
    HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting at a house in northwest Harris County. It happened just before 10 a.m. in the 5300 block of Hyland Park. The resident, who is a postal carrier on medical leave, said he was sound asleep. "I was sleeping in, trying to get my rest. I heard the door bell ring. I'm like, who is this? I hear a strong knock. I'm like, something going on. I get up, I hear stuff at the door, I'm like, something is happening. I went and got my gun," said Quinton Wood. Wood...
  • Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

    08/28/2014 6:34:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    New York Times via CNBC ^ | 08/27/14 | Andrew E. Kramer and Michael R. Gordon
    Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian forces and causing panic and wholesale retreat not only in this small border town but a wide swath of territory, in what Ukrainian and Western military officials are calling a stealth invasion. The attacks outside this city and in an area to the north essentially have opened a new, third front in the war in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, along with the fighting outside the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl

    08/26/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 102 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/26/14 | Lauren Gambino
    A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert. Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range. Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger. The gun recoiled and it went over her head. The paper reported that the girl had successfully fired the 9mm weapon...
  • Jewelry store owner, 89, shoots would-be robber five times, cops say

    08/26/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2014 | Brett Clarkson
    LAKE PARK Don't mess with Arthur Lewis. His aim is getting better. For the second time in five years, the 89-year-old shop owner was confronted with an armed bandit trying to rob his jewelry store. He fought back, pulled his own handgun and shot the robber five times. Although the gun weilding thief was half his age, Lewis wasn't giving in. When the robber first pulled out the gun, Lewis grabbed his wrist and began a desperate arm wrestling match. Somehow, Lewis managed to get his own gun out.
  • Soldier dies after causing Army base lockdown, shooting self

    08/25/2014 5:49:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | August 25, 2014/
    A female soldier who sparked an "active shooter" alert on a Virginia military base on Monday died after shooting herself in the head, military sources said. ... The soldier, who has not yet been publicly identified, reportedly did not harm anybody else during her morning rampage in an office in a four-story building on the base, which is located about 45 km (28 miles) south or Richmond, Virginia. ... Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, the commanding general of the support command, said that the soldier was a sergeant 1st class who had been in the Army for 14 years and...
  • Welcome To Gunfighter School

    08/26/2014 2:27:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bob Owens
    “This is a fighting school, not a shooting school.”Rangemaster John Hall set the tone as he welcomed us to the 250 Pistol class is that is the core of the “Gunsite experience.” The 19 students in the class paid close attention as Hall introduced us to the concepts that Jeff Cooper introduced in the Arizona desert for the first time 38 years before. Nineteen of us were taking part in a five-day class to learn how to fight with a pistol, using methods that have become the standard by which all other forms of handgun fighting are judged.Our four...
  • Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

    08/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
  • There’s Very Little in the Michael Brown Shooting Incident Report

    08/22/2014 6:08:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 8/22/14 | Alex Altman
    Nearly two weeks after Michael Brown’s death, a police report on the shooting has finally been made public. But the glaring lack of detail is likely to increase widespread criticism that the law-enforcement community is closing ranks around Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. The incident report, filed by the St. Louis County police department, contains no new information on the encounter between Brown and Wilson. There are no written details about the event. As a result, the officer’s account of what transpired when the two men met just after noon on Aug. 9 remains...
  • Fergus/Croche parody

    08/22/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 2 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Bad, Bad Michael Brown Well the north side of St Louie’ Is the baddest part of town And if you go down there You better just beware Of a man name of Michael Brown Now Michael more than trouble You see he stand ‘bout six foot four All those downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover" All the men just call him "Sir" And he's bad, bad Michael Brown The baddest man in the whole damn town Badder than old King Kong And meaner than a junkyard dog Now Michael he a gambler And he like his fancy clothes And he...
  • Nonwhite cop kills unarmed white youth, national media, AG and POTUS ignore

    08/21/2014 12:56:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police. While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States, obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman,...
  • St. Louis police release video of shooting of Kajieme Powell near Ferguson, Mo.

    08/21/2014 4:44:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 90 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com/ ^ | August 20, 2014 | Cliff Pinckard
    Police in St. Louis have released a graphic video showing officers shooting a knife-wielding man Tuesday after he reportedly ignored orders to drop the weapon. The video, taken from a cell phone of a witness, shows officers firing several shots at 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, killing him instantly. Police fired a dozen shots overall, according to NYMag.com. Snip KMOX AM/1120 in St. Louis said police released more details about the shooting on Wednesday. According to KMOX, Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers were called on Tuesday after Powell walked into a convenience store, took two energy drinks, exited the store without...
  • Why Don't Police Shoot to Wound?

    08/20/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 140 replies
    FindLaw Blotter ^ | August 19, 2014 8:06 AM | Brett Snider, Esq.
    Police are often harshly criticized for their lethal use of firearms, giving many reason to wonder: Why don't police shoot to wound? That was CNN's Wolf Blitzer's question to legal scholar Jeffrey Toobin when discussing the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown. "Why can't they shoot a warning shot?... Why can't they shoot to injure?" Blitzer queried. To answer Blitzer's (and your) questions, here's a general overview of why police don't shoot to wound:
  • Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side (Chicago)

    08/20/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Jeremy Gorner
    Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side By Jeremy Gorner A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said. A Calumet District tactical team had tried to stop the 21-year-old man for questioning as he rode a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forrestville Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Someone had earlier called police about an armed man on a bike, according to a preliminary statement from the Chicago Police Department. Police: 21-year-old man fatally shot Pat Camden, spokesman...
  • DeWine to call special grand jury in Walmart shooting

    08/19/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 6 replies
    WHIO ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Breaking News Staff
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special grand jury in two weeks to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot John Crawford III on Aug. 5 at a Walmart store. DeWine said his office is reviewing footage from more than 200 cameras at the Pentagon Boulevard store where Crawford, 22, was shot by police officers on the evening of Aug. 5. He said his office is also retaining a "use of force" expert on the matter. - See more at: http://m.whio.com/news/news/kasich-news-conference-today-walmart-shooting/ng5WB/#sthash.jXSkIYFU.dpuf
  • Officer shot, hostage situation in Harvey

    08/19/2014 12:34:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/19/2014 | ABC7
    HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Harvey police officer was shot by a burglary suspect who is now holding people hostage inside a home at 147th and Robey, officials said. The officer was wounded in his arm, according to spokesperson Sean Howard, and was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital. The police officer came across a burglary in progress and exchanged fire with the offender, Howard said. The offender then ran into the home, where he is now holding people hostage. Officials do not know how many hostages are being held.
  • 3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting in Waverly [No marches, no riots]

    08/18/2014 6:55:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/2/14 | Justin George and Justin Fenton
    A 3-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet Friday after a gunman opened fire in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, the latest shooting in a spike in gun violence.
  • Why no rioting over these shooting deaths? [Just another weekend night in Chicago]

    08/18/2014 5:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While rioting and racial tension continues in Ferguson, Missouri over the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown there was a ho hum, business as usual, nothing-we-can-do-about-it attitude towards the following headline  in the Chicago Tribune regarding shooting deaths that was probably similar to others across the nation over the week end.   Three people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and sixteen others injured in shootings across the city between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, police said. The majority of the victims--and most probably the shooters--in Chicago were black; the others Hispanic.  And yet, except for grieving family...
  • Cop being ZIMMERMANNED?

    08/18/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 14 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What do you say to the concept that they are trying to Zimmerman the Ferguson cop? That he in fact is being ZIMMERMANNED??
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • All Hell Breaking Loose in Ferguson

    McDonald's being overrun; 1000s marching on the CP; shootings
  • U.S.Ferguson, Missouri, Police to Release Name of Officer in Fatal Shooting

    08/15/2014 5:59:43 AM PDT · by machogirl · 148 replies
    abc news ^ | august 15, 2014 | abc news
    Ferguson, Missouri, police plan to release the name today of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen, leading to days of clashes in the streets of the St. Louis suburb, the town's police chief said.
  • President Obama Says 'No Excuse' for Excessive Force by Police in Ferguson

    08/14/2014 10:57:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/14/2014 | ABC News
    Five days after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by a local police officer, President Obama joined state and national leaders in calling for changes to how police are dealing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, amid continued street clashes. "I know that emotions are raw right now in Ferguson," President Obama said at a news conference this afternoon. "There is never excuse for violence against the police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting. ... There is also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful...
  • Impact of "Ferguson" type events on police officers.

    08/12/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 19 replies
    vaity | 08/12/2014 | ealgeone
    Maybe our LEO Freepers can address this question. Does an event like "Ferguson" impact how you handle a crime involving suspects with a different ethnicity than yours?
  • Holder opens federal probe of slain teen (St Louis, MO)

    08/12/2014 10:08:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 11, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday. The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division will participate in the probe, along with FBI agents from the St. Louis field office and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Holder said.
  • Riots, Mass Looting Engulf Ferguson, Missouri After Protest of Shooting Death (Video)

    08/10/2014 9:19:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 195 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsUPDATE: LIVE VIDEO BELOWThe situation has escalated  in Ferguson, Missouri where people have been protesting the police shooting of the unarmed Michael Brown on Saturday night. This town just North of St. Louis has become a powder keg, starting when the crowd started hurling bottles at a police line they had faced off with earlier tonight. And now hundreds of idiots, who seem to be a majority in this crowd, have started looting nearly every single business in town. Don't these people realize they have to wake up to this tomorrow morning? Just insanity.
  • Springfield PD continue investigating 9th homicide of year, series of unrelated stabbings in city

    08/10/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    While some city residents were enjoying a weekend highlighted by a bright Supermoon and the successful Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, others found themselves involved in spats of violence that kept first responders and doctors at the Bay State Medical Center busy. The city's 9th homicide of the year took place Saturday around 5 p.m. when police arrived at William DeBerry Elementary School on Union Street in the city's Old Hill neighborhood to investigate after a Shotspotter activation and 911 calls. The victim, 26-year-old city resident Lamar P. Kelly, was found with a single gunshot wound and was, according to...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • 1000 Yard 9mm Shot

    08/05/2014 7:08:14 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 84 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-5-2014 | kjam22
    Here's a guy who pops a balloon from 1000 yards with a 9mm. Fact or fiction?
  • Police: Triple Shooting Leaves 3 Hurt In North Minneapolis

    08/03/2014 8:35:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    wcco ^ | 8-1-14 | cbs
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Three people were hurt Saturday night after a triple shooting in north Minneapolis, according to police. Minneapolis Police were called at about 10 p.m. on a report of shots fired near the area of Newton and Hillside on the city’s north side. When officers arrived, they found three men who had been injured from gunshot wounds. Police said the three men were in a car when another vehicle passed by and fired shots into their vehicle, hitting all of them. The victims were taken to North Memorial Medical Center for their injuries, which were considered non-life threatening....
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    08/01/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters
    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years' By Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances, armed with a gun, confronted CEO Steven LaVoie, a longtime colleague and friend at the supply technology firm ArrowStream in the Loop, police said. At some point, DeFrances, 60, and LaVoie, 54, struggled over the gun. LaVoie was...
  • Doctor Who Stopped Shooter Will Not Lose Job, Hospital Praises Actions[The rest of the story]

    07/30/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    Concealed Nation. ^ | 07/27/2014 | Brandon
    There you have it. The hospital with a gun free policy is praising the actions of a Doctor who was carrying his concealed firearm while at his office. The Doctor’s name is Dr. Lee Silverman, and we are so thrilled to see this response from the hospital: Post by Mercy Health System. We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital (PA)

    07/24/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | July 24, 2014
    DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home (Illinois)

    07/23/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri
    $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home By Marwa Eltagouri July 22, 2014 A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a south suburban police officer accused of firing his handgun while off-duty in Country Club Hills, with one of the rounds ending up in a wall inside someone's home, authorities said. Country Club Hills police officer John Silas, 38, charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, was in court today before Markham Courthouse Judge Darren Bowden, who set bail at $75,000, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office. According to Ben Briet,...
  • Just another usual weekend in the gun free zone of Chicago

    07/20/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So… how’s that whole gun free zone thing in Chicago working out? Even though they came close to setting a new record over the 4th of July, things in the Windy City aren’t slowing down much. The toll just for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning was impressive in a pretty horrid way. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order Banning AK-47s(Shutting Down Russian Imports)

    07/19/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 30 replies
    The Shooters Log ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dave Dolbee
    On Wednesday—a day before the Malaysian airliner was shot down—President Obama quietly signed an executive order targeting Russian oil, natural gas, finance and defense companies. Hidden in the details, was a section that effectively bans AK-47s. As always, the devil is in the details, so read on for the straight scoop. While signing an executive order to impose new sanctions on Russia, President Obama used his pen to also further his agenda of gun control by including a ban of parts used to build or repair Russian AK-47s. That is the headline and certainly bad news for the gun community....
  • The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

    07/14/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | July 11, 2014 03:23 PM ET | Lucas Mearian
    The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), are designed for military snipers, who must deal with changes in wind, light and ambient heat as they fire on a target. The EXACTO technology is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which researches new military technologies and is known as a key developer of...
  • Six killed, including four children, in Houston-area shooting: police

    07/09/2014 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | by Jon Herskovitz
    (Reuters) - At least six people were shot to death, including four children, in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, on Wednesday, with the suspected gunmen in a standoff with dozens of police after going on a slow-speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Houston media reports said the incident resulted from a domestic dispute in a normally quiet area of detached houses with tree-lined streets in Spring, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Houston.
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

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

    07/09/2014 7:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    No one doubts that Chicago has a significant problem with violence. As of Monday, the city logged its 200th homicide this year, a shooting that followed a dozen other shooting murders over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and dozens of more wounded in other incidents in the same time frame. It’s worth noting, though, that this is the latest the city hit its 200th homicide in the last four years, according to Red Eye Chicago, and that the homicide rate is down 4% over last year, which was the lowest year for Chicago homicides in nearly 50 years.Still, it’s...
  • Family Of Cop-Killer-If Officer Had Stayed In His Car, He Wouldn’t Have Been Shot

    07/07/2014 11:25:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    IJreview ^ | 7-7-2014 | Mike Miller
    The family of a man who used a semi-automatic rifle to kill an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night says it isn’t fair that the alleged shooter – Major Davis, Jr. – should “keep being dragged through the mud.” They also blamed the officer for not staying in his police car. As reported by WISH-TV, Davis was seen brandishing a semi-automatic rifle Saturday night in Indianapolis, which led to a 911 call that dispatched police to look for him: When IMPD Officer Perry Renn found Davis at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, Davis opened fire on Officer Renn. Davis was...
  • Sonoma County D.A.: No criminal charges for sheriff's deputy in Andy Lopez shooting (Santa Rosa, CA)

    07/07/2014 2:49:32 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 10 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | July 7, 2014 | Julie Johnson
    The Sonoma County District Attorney's Office announced Monday that it will not file criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez. District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement that investigators concluded Deputy Erick Gelhaus “fired his weapon in response to what he honestly and reasonably believed was an imminent threat of death to himself or others. “As such, he was lawfully acting in defense of himself or others, and no basis for seeking criminal charges exists,” Ravitch said in the statement. The finding was revealed in an email announcing a 2 p.m. press conference...
  • 7 injured, 1 critically, in mass shooting in Indianapolis

    07/05/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS - Seven people were injured, one critically, in a mass shooting in Indianapolis early Saturday. The shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. outside a shoe repair shop in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, between College and Carrollton avenues. The victims, six men and one woman, ran into an alley between two banks across the street, trying to flee the gunfire.
  • Self-Esteem, Anti-Competition and Victimhood Society Created Elliot Rodger

    06/27/2014 4:44:36 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 11 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Rob Binsrick
    Much has already been written about Elliot Rodger and his horrific acts of murder in Isla Vista, California last month. And some may wonder why an economic policy writer would take up such a subject. But one must remember that economics is a study of human behavior, generally about financial decisions but also the underlying reasons behind those decisions. Many have speculated that Rodger was simply a troubled kid, suffered from depression and/or was just pure evil. I personally do not share that view. I believe that there was a reason why Rodger became the person who he was because...
  • Shooting Attack at Paris Synagogue Thwarted at Last Moment

    06/15/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/15/14 | Ari Soffer
    As France continues to grapple with growing violent anti-Semitism alarming reports suggest a potentially deadly terrorist attack on a Paris synagogue in broad daylight was thwarted at the very last minute on Saturday. According to French-language JSS News, a pair of unidentified attackers approached the synagogue, located in the French capital's 20th District, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. According to reports they began aiming their guns at bystanders and the building itself and pretended to open fire, but fled the scene when they saw armed French police officers guarding the synagogue. Reports say they escaped on...
  • Popular chef killed at nightclub had Miami Heat ties

    06/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Shandel Richardson
    MIAMI — The man shot and killed inside a popular Miami Beach nightclub early Tuesday morning had ties with the Miami Heat. Antaun Teasley, who was fatally shot at Mansion, was the personal chef for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. According to news reports, the shooting occurred after a fight started in the nightclub. No one else was injured.
  • Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part In Bundy Standoff

    06/09/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/14 | Catherine Thompson
    Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year. The two suspects, whose names have not yet been released, fatally shot two police officers who were having lunch at a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant before killing a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart. The female suspect then shot the male suspect and then herself in an apparent suicide pact. Neighbors in an apartment complex where the two suspects lived said they “had a...
  • Las Vegas Police Shooters ID’d: Married, Meth-Using Neo-Nazi Socialists

    06/09/2014 6:54:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Las Vegas police shooters were identified as two Neo-Nazi socialists. Neighbors said “Jared” and “Amanda” had talked about killing police officers then going underground until the time was right to come out and kill some more. They were also meth-heads. The conspiracy nuts were drug addicts. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported: The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during...
  • Georgia woman chases, guns down hubby after argument

    06/08/2014 5:15:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kathianne Boniello
    An argument between husband and wife at a Moe’s Southwest Grill quickly flared out of control — with the wife chasing her spouse across the parking lot and gunning him down in front of a supermarket before killing herself, police said. Bruce Strange begged for his life before being fatally shot in the Marietta, Ga., shopping center by his wife, Paula, police said. “Please don’t do it!” the 52-year-old Navy veteran screamed while trying to escape his wife of 32 years, who pursued him in her car.