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  • Les Miserables Redux: Italian court rules that stealing food if you're poor and hungry not a crime

    05/04/2016 8:27:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2016 | Rick Moran
    This is an interesting ruling, especially the justification used by the Italian high court to throw out the conviction of a homeless man who stole about $7 worth of food from a grocery store. BBC: Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket. Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food "in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment", the court of cassation decided. Therefore it was not a crime, it said. A fellow customer informed the store's security...
  • McDonalds customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonalds customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • Ted Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

    04/16/2016 3:22:24 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 404 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/16 | Dan Berman
    It's a Ted Cruz sweep in Wyoming. Cruz won 14 of 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs at the Wyoming state convention here Saturday. The crowd here was clearly in Cruz's corner, as the Texas senator was the only candidate to make the trip to Casper -- ahead of a major snowstorm -- and Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak for Trump, previously canceled.
  • Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?

    04/13/2016 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 58 replies
    The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) ^ | 4-12-2016 | Mike Riopell
    A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The plan from Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is aimed at gasoline tax revenues that have fallen as drivers have bought more fuel-efficient cars. Cullerton says cars that get better mileage still create the same wear on roads, so the state needs to find a better way to collect taxes and pay for those repairs. "If all the cars were electric, there would be no money for the roads," Cullerton said. Drivers,...
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 6:34:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Apr 16 | Kennth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the partys convention in July. But the...
  • Warhols stolen from Missouri museum; FBI offers reward for information

    04/11/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dani Cardona
    (Reuters) The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday offered up to $25,000 as a reward for information on seven Andy Warhol paintings stolen from a Missouri art museum last week. The Campbell Soup paintings, part of a set of 10 worth $500,000, were taken from the Springfield Art Museum, in Springfield, after a break-in during the early hours of April 7, the FBI said.
  • Bill meant to redirect highway money to state general fund

    04/10/2016 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KSNT ^ | April 10, 2016 | Chris Arnold
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) A statewide, month long initiative to put the clamps on a Senate bill is underway. Senate Bill 463 is aimed at redirecting highway money to the state general fund. This weekend, the Kansas Contractors Association is running ads targeting lawmakers to get them to just say no. Its called Detour Greenlight and its pointed to 24 legislators they believe detour, or normally vote against protecting road and bridge funding. It also names some who they say are for strong spending on roads. To redirect the little bit of sales tax that goes into the pot to...
  • Police: Woman throws 85-year-old to ground, steals scratch-off ticket

    04/07/2016 8:16:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 7, 2016
    PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. A woman was arrested Tuesday after she assaulted an 85-year-old man in a parking lot and stole his winning lottery ticket, according to police. The incident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the Ambrosia Landscaping supply and lottery store in Pulaski Township. "I saw it all," said Lori Smiley, who saw the incident from the Family Dollar store. Police said Adriana Pitzer, 23, threw the man to the ground and stole his scratch-off lottery ticket, which was worth $30. She also took $10 in cash. Smiley, a cashier at the nearby Family Dollar store saw...
  • Roger Stone: They Ought to Put the Handcuffs On Ted Cruz for Vote Fraud

    04/03/2016 2:10:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com. ^ | April 2, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Saying Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is more Nixon than Reagan, Donald Trump ally Roger Stone spoke with Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle. "Having worked very hard to collect evidence of voter fraud and irregularities in Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, Hawaii and Texas, frankly, they ought to put the handcuffs on him," said Stone, referring to Ted Cruz, "because the Trump people can go to credentials and challenge the seating of hundreds, literally hundreds of Ted Cruz's delegates who were fraudulently elected." Asked to elaborate, Stone said, "Go to StopTheSteal.org. For over a month we have had an 800...
  • 1 of 2 suspects in credit card scheme spanning from Miami to Pittsburgh arrested (illegals)

    03/16/2016 12:54:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 16, 2016
    PITTSBURGH A suspect in a credit card scheme spanning from Miami to Pittsburgh was taken down by police last week outside the Sams Club at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. However, his accomplice remains on the run. Surveillance photos obtained by Channel 11 News show the men walking into the Sams Club, where they bought thousands of dollars worth of items with bogus cards. The pair hit the store last Wednesday and Thursday. Authorities said employees became suspicious when the men started swiping gift card after gift card. --snip-- Authorities said the men, who are both from Cuba and in the...
  • 'Gay Rabbi' arrested (Ron Yosef; Israel)

    02/22/2016 8:18:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 2/22/2016, 6:56 PM | David Rosenberg
    Ron Yosef, an openly gay Orthodox rabbi and leader of the HOD organization seeking to provide a framework for homosexual religious Jews to stay within Judaism, was arrested on Sunday over suspicions of fraud and theft, NRG reported. According to police reports, Yosef in the past allegedly stole 300,000 shekels from a building firm he was then working for, using fraudulent credit cards taken out in the company's name. [...] Despite his orientation and Judaism's explicit forbidding of homosexuality in the Torah, Yosef continues to identify as an Orthodox Jew. ...
  • AND NOW, THE TRUMP CARD

    02/16/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 115 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    I'm liking this... Donald Trump dramatically escalated his feud with rival Ted Cruz on Monday, threatening to sue the Texas senator over his eligibility for office if he does not retract alleged **lies** about Trumps positions – and calling on the Republican National Committee to intervene on two fronts. The billionaire businessman wants the RNC to pressure Cruz, and also stop allowing so many donors at the debates. If the RNC does not **get its act together,** Trump warned, they would be violating the **pledge** he signed to support the eventual GOP nominee. I think he should sue. Cruz either...
  • Oil Thefts Surge In Mexico As Cartels Become Specialized

    02/16/2016 8:22:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 16-02-2016 | El Chapo Guzman
    Already reeling from low prices, officials with Mexico’s state-run Pemex are also fighting an ever intensifying battle against pipeline theft as organized crime tries to gain a foothold in the country’s newly reformed energy sector. From loosely organized groups of locals to feared drug cartels, those who believe there is a significant amount of illicit profit to be made here are coming out of the woodwork—and for starters they are eyeing pipelines. The statistics tell an alarming story of a rapidly increasing number of pipeline thefts year over year. According to a report from Pemex released in November of 2015,...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked to Drop American Legion Emblem from Campaign

    02/10/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    KVAL.com ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 2016 | KVAL.com
    Bernie Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers. The American Legion wrote to Sanders' Senate office that it did not have permission to use the emblem in his campaign fliers. Sanders' campaign didn't immediately return a request seeking comment. The American Legion has twice complained to Sanders officials since Jan. 22 about the use of the emblem in campaign materials. A Feb. 1 letter from the American Legion obtained by The Associated Press...
  • Open Carrier Robbed Of His Gun In Virginia

    02/03/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bob Owens
    Newport News police are investigating after a man reported he was pushed to the ground and had his handgun stolen late last week. Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p.m. Jan. 29, according to police spokesman Harold Eley. The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said. The man said...
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • County state’s attorney investigating Martin O’Malley furniture purchase

    01/15/2016 1:27:51 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is being investigated by the Anne Arundel County state’s attorney office for purchasing furniture from the state at a discount after serving two terms as governor, a spokeswoman with the state’s attorney’s office said. The investigation stems from the O’Malley family taking dozens of items with them when they moved out of the Annapolis mansion last January, pieces of furniture that O’Malley’s administration had deemed “excess property,” according to state records.
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Northeast Philadelphia Propane Tank Thefts

    12/29/2015 6:56:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 72 replies
    NbcPhiladelphia.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Morgan Zalot, Vince Lattanzio and David Chang
    Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the thefts of several dozen industrial propane tanks from two locations in Northeast Philadelphia. Police say their investigation led them to a lot on the 2600 block of Wheatsheaf Lane where they found two vehicles as well as several tanks. One suspect in the thefts is currently in custody. Police have not yet released his identity however.
  • Mass. Man Catches Teen Stealing Trump Yard Signs

    12/26/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 100 replies
    wwlp.com ^ | December 23, 2015
    A man in Massachusetts says someone has been stealing Donald Trump signs from his yard for months. He has finally caught the thief red-handed. Joe Ricci says this was the final straw. Surveillance video captured what he says has been going on for months. Someone taking those big blue "Trump" signs right out of his yard. "He saw my truck wasn't in the driveway, so he grabs the sign and off he runs." His camera is close enough and clear enough, he says, to identify the person in the video as his neighbor's teenaged son. We blurred his face because...
  • Dalene Bowden, School Cafeteria Worker, Fired After Giving Hungry Student Free Lunch

    12/24/2015 1:16:27 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A school cafeteria worker in Idaho says she was fired after giving a hungry middle school student a free lunch. Dalene Bowden, a server at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, told NBC affiliate KPVI in Idaho that she gave the hot meal to a 12-year-old girl with no lunch money whom said she was hungry on Dec. 15.
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • Impeachable Offenses? Gave Tax Dollars To Campaign Contributors Under The Ruse Of Green Energy

    12/04/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ConservativeAmerica-Online.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Staff
    Back in 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million in taxpayer funds to the company Solyndra. They claimed at the time that it would create 4,000 new jobs. Instead, the company went bankrupt. It was later learned that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign. In addition, the company had spent large sums of money on lobbying and Solyndra executives had a number of meetings with White House officials. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his “stimulus” program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are...
  • Candidate’s Funding Solicitation Labeled Possible “Phishing Scam” [semi-satire]

    11/30/2015 8:51:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders' (S-Vt) effort to solicit donations via an email request hit a snag when the Google gmail software identified the request as a "phishing scam." Apparently, the Sanders' campaign promises of "free college" and "low cost prescriptions" were classified as indicators of "possible fraud." Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver blamed "Google's limited understanding of the difference between real scams and legitimate political policies. The crook's objective is to rob the unwary individual by proffering benefits that can never be attained. Bernie's objective is to persuade voters to elect him so he can...
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014

    11/17/2015 7:22:35 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    Martin Armstrong Blog ^ | 11-17-15 | Martin Armstrong
    Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billionin asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year. According to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses....
  • BREAKING: FBI Investigating Weapons Stolen From Worcester Army Reserve Center

    11/15/2015 7:31:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | 11-15-2015 | GoLocalWorcester News Team
    Weapons were stolen from the United States Army Reserve Armory in Worcester on Saturday night. The facility -- the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center is located on Lake Street. The FBI says some weapons are missing as a result of the break-in. According to the Boston Herald, “The FBI is aware that some weapons are missing as a result of the break in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” said Kristen Setera, spokeswoman for Boston Special Agent-in-Charge Harold...
  • Church secretary sentenced to probation for thefts ($30,000!)

    11/07/2015 7:58:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Ed Treleven
    A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday to six years of probation for stealing about $30,000 from the town of Burke church where she worked and had been a longtime member. Her lawyer, Joel Winnig, and Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey had agreed to recommend 90 days in jail as a condition of six years of probation, but Circuit Judge Ellen Berz did not order the jail time.
  • 1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on farm

    10/26/2015 7:09:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 40 replies
    WISH ^ | October 26, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. What they did to this horse had nothing to do with his value, Debbie Stephens, who owns the 27-acre...
  • Grant Theft Obamacare

    10/19/2015 5:22:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/19/2015 | David Catron
    Between 2010 and 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $4.6 billion in Obamacare start-up grants to 16 Democrat-controlled states and the District of Columbia. $1.4 billion of this taxpayer largesse was spent on exchanges, many of which imploded upon launch or operated so inefficiently that enrollees have been left to the tender mercies of Obamacare.gov. The rest of these states also appear likely to abandon their exchanges in favor of federal marketplaces. Yet, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), they have kept all but $1 million of the grants. Wheres the rest of our money?...
  • PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO

    10/16/2015 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/16/201 | Ari Yashar
    Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an attempt to gain international legitimacy for its rewriting of history, the Palestinian Authority (PA) will submit a resolution to UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) next week claiming the Kotel (Western Wall) as its own. The proposal calls to have the Kotel in Jerusalem - which is an outer wall of the Temple Mount that is the holiest site in Judaism - recognized as part of Al-Aqsa Mosque located on the Mount, reports Yedioth Aharonoth on Friday.
  • Attempted Fraud

    09/29/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 25 replies
    Self | 9/29/2015 | wally_bert
    If I post incorrectly, please forgive me. I think it is the first one.... A new Go Pro showed up that wasn't ordered from a reputable outfit today. It was addressed to my wife so I didn't open it on arrival. I don't go through other people's mail. Figured it was a typical purchase even though it wasn't from an outfit I would expect. It was a technology dealer and I do that buying. A little while ago she brings in a box with a new Go Pro. She checked her CC and there was a charge from a couple...
  • Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers

    09/22/2015 2:26:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/15 | AP & Khaleda Rahman
    Strapped to wooden chairs and burnt alive: Two men are fatally punished by furious Mexican villagers after alleged car theft Angry villagers beat and then burnt two men to death on the streets of Mexico after accusing them of trying to steal a car. The men were grabbed by the 200-strong mob in the town of San Juan Chamula on Monday, according to a civil defense official, and strapped to wooden chairs before they were lynched. The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said the men had been turned over to police in the southern state...
  • Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening Employees

    09/21/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 15, 2015 | Andy Sheehan
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) The postmaster in Pittsburgh has been arrested on charges of opening mail packages allegedly looking for drugs and threatening employees if they told authorities about it. Officials say Dan Davis is accused of illegally opening express mail packages. According to the criminal complaint, Davis would run Google searches on the addresses on packages. If an address came back invalid, he would open the package. The criminal complaint reports that he claimed he was searching for drugs and money.
  • Your Laptop Computer's Built-In Camera is a Hidden Privacy Hazard

    09/15/2015 12:04:03 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    9/16/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Google webcam privacy risk - this is a real issue. Your laptop webcam can be hacked. If you have to make videos, get yourself a cheap outboard web-camera that YOU control by unplugging it. Put tape over the built-in web-camera, find where the microphone is and tape it over too (find your laptop's manual online, look at the parts/features diagram.) I got a cheap web cam to use on my desktop computer. I downloaded Skype. My daughter is too busy to Skype to help me test it. The first thing that happened, "Esther" from Ghana wanted to Skype with me....
  • Man Charged With Hate Crime- Faces 5 Years In Prison For Burning Gay Rainbow Flag

    09/09/2015 10:00:46 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 80 replies
    americasfreedomfighters ^ | July 8, 2015 | Dean James
    A man in Ohio has been arrested for what they are calling a hate crime for burning a flag. It wasn't a U.S. flag! It was a GAY PRIDE FLAG! We have Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims and liberal Whites burning and stomping on our countrys flag and its not a problem. But if you burn a gay pride flag its a hate crime? What about the hate crimes committed against Whites in the so called knock-out game where Blacks target Whites and savagely assault and beat the hell out of them? Those arent labeled hate crimes because it would be racist....
  • Watchdog: IRS struggles with budget cuts as taxpayers struggle with ID theft, Obamacare

    07/26/2015 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/15/15 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    **SNIP** Overall, only 37 percent of people who called the IRS seeking to talk to a person reached one, the report said. That's the lowest rate over the past decade, by far. For those who got through, the average time on hold was 23 minutes. About 50 million callers reached out to the IRS for help during the tax season. Help lines were so overloaded that the system hung up on 8.8 million callers, the report said. That's a huge jump from last year, when the IRS hung up on 544,000 callers. The IRS calls the hang-ups "courtesy disconnects," because...
  • Surveillance Shows Teens Stealing Weapons From Orlando Gun Show (great video at link)

    07/13/2015 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 62 replies
    Surveillance video, obtained by Channel 9 shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend. According to Orlando police, nearly 20 guns were taken from one of the gun show booths after the show closed for the day on July 6. Police said the weapons include handguns and rifles, and those guns are still on the streets. Channel 9's Kathi Belich learned the group of burglars got into the building through a door on the east end of the main building by smashing...
  • Teachers union treasurer in New Jersey pleads guilty to theft

    07/05/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | July 3, 2015 | Carl Horowitz
    BARNEGAT, N.J. Teachers unions during the past decade have known their share of scandal. Add the case of Wayne Wedderman Jr. to the list. This Monday, June 29, Wedderman, treasurer of the Barnegat Education Association, pleaded guilty in Ocean County, New Jersey Superior Court to theft from the union. He had been arrested last November for stealing roughly a combined $23,000 from two union accounts in the wake of a county probe begun the previous month. A grand jury in February subsequently indicted Wedderman on two counts of thefts and one count of computer theft. Sentencing is scheduled for...
  • Abortion activist throws pro-life signs off overpass

    07/02/2015 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifedynamics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    An abortion rights activist stole the signs of a pro-life group and then threw them over the highway overpass where the demonstration was held. Members of Protest ABQ were attacked on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM while conducting a peaceful overpass demonstration to educate the public about abortion. The group uses posters of the abortion victims to show what abortion does to the unborn child in the womb. Protest ABQ conducts weekly overpass protests to peacefully expose the violence that abortion inflicts on pre-born children in the womb, Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ told Life Dynamics....
  • Supreme Court says program that takes raisins from farmers is unconstitutional

    06/22/2015 7:46:00 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 112 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2015 9:30am | AP
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court says a program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. The justice said Monday that forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.
  • Shoplifters Spotted Shoving Hamburgers Down Pants

    06/18/2015 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 18, 2015
    Two men California were sort of shuffling around a supermarket without purchasing anything. One of the men was wearing very baggy pants, and store employees later told police that it was obvious something had been shoved inside his trousers. When the staff confronted him, his pants fell down, revealing ill-gotten hamburgers.
  • Farmer's savings among police seizures that paid for Montana K-9 unit

    06/01/2015 8:35:00 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Casper Star ^ | May 31, 2015 | Alison Noon
    Lorenzo Ayala saved more than $16,000 to buy tractor parts while on a road trip to Montana to visit a woman he met online, but he ended up unwittingly contributing it to the state's first K-9 unit. Ayala forfeited his wad of cash after a state trooper became suspicious that the California farmer's generous amount of cologne, cluttered car and disputed criminal history were signs of drug trafficking. Ayala, of Palo Alto, was never charged with a crime but Montana kept his money. This year, Montana became the fourth state to overhaul what activists call "policing for profit." Beginning...
  • Vast warehouse tucked away in Alabama that is filled with America's lost luggage

    05/31/2015 7:40:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 31, 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottboro, Alabama, sells lost stuff Buys bags en masse from travel companies if they can't be returned Discounts 20 to 80 per cent from items spanning dresses to iPads It's a paradise for bargain-hunters - filled to the rafters with electronics, clothes, musical instruments and jewelry, sold with as much as 80 per cent of the value lopped off. Inside, crowds of shoppers pore over the gear - some of it practically brand new - in the hope of giving the best finds a new home. In an earlier life, all the items were checked...
  • Eau Claire County Board Chair says alleged theft is "violation of public trust"

    05/19/2015 9:50:12 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    WQOW News 18 ^ | May 18, 2015 9:43 AM CST | Emily Valerio
    Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A new week brings disheartening news to the taxpayers of Eau Claire County. The former Eau Claire County Treasurer and his assistant have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the criminal complaint, they took more than $625,000 from the county between 2011 and 2013. Larry Lokken and Kay Onarheim have both been charged with 11 counts of felony theft, as well as three counts each of misconduct in the office. They were arrested by the Eau Claire Police Department on Thursday and have been in jail since then. The two...
  • It's too easy to steal an Apple Watch

    05/14/2015 10:55:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/14/2015
    Anyone who steals an Apple Watch can -- in about 20 seconds -- simply reset it and make it their own. That's because the way Apple designed the Apple Watch makes it surprisingly easy to override your passcode and completely wipe it clean. You can set up a passcode on the Apple Watch. But -- get ready for this -- anyone can just hold down the "Power Off" button, then select and erase all the data on the Watch. By contrast, the iPhone has certain features that make it less desirable for criminals. If you set it up just right,...
  • N.C. Small Business Owner: IRS Seized More Than $100K From Me

    05/06/2015 1:13:52 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Ainsley Earhardt
    A North Carolina store owner is fighting to recover more than $100,000 from the IRS. The feds reportedly seized Lyndon McLellans life savings under a banking law designed to stop drug dealers and money laundering. The IRS accused McLellan of structuring repeatedly depositing money in increments just under $10,000. The IRS had said it would no longer target deposits unless the money was involved in a separate illegal activity. McLellan, who owns L&M Convenience Mart in Fairmont, hasnt been charged with anything, yet he hasnt gotten his money back. It took 13 years to get it and less than...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former presidents long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton familys charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullums home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Obamacare for Your IRA

    04/27/2015 3:06:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/15 | John Berlau
    Is Jonathan Gruber the MIT economist who seemingly dropped out of public view after he was caught on camera bragging about how he and other Obamacare architects misled the American public now advising the Department of Labor? No evidence indicates that he is, but the authors of DOLs sweeping new seven-part group of regulations that would sharply curtail choices of assets and investment strategies in 401(k)s, IRAs, and other savings plans appear to share Grubers mindset on the stupidity of the American voter (a revelation that Rich Lowry aptly described as an unvarnished look into the progressive mind,...
  • Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

    04/14/2015 1:21:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine CNN
    MIAMI (CNN) - Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes. "It's a problem we all face," said police Lt. Pete Estis. "We will continue to be proactive until we can see that the claims of pilfering through luggage will actually decrease."And these insider...