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  • Man Uses Marathon Experience to Chase Down Car Snatchers

    08/25/2018 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 25, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Does every runner fantasize about using their endurance and speed to chase after bad guys and save the day? We’re not sure, but 36-year-old marathoner Morgan Scoville put that skill to good use on Wednesday when he witnessed two men run a couple off the road with their stolen vehicle and then try to run away. Scoville is the interim head of school for The Fay School in Houston, Texas, and the school took the day off for a day of observance in respect for the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, which fell on the calendar earlier in the week. With...
  • 'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

    08/10/2018 7:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brad Lendon, Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott
    igh above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they were inside Chinese territory and urging them to leave. "Leave immediately and keep out...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • Xiaomi Mi8: the most blatant Apple iPhoneX rip-off yet, and what’s to like about it ...

    06/01/2018 9:51:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 01 June, 2018 | Ben Sin
    When Xiaomi first began making smartphones in 2011, it took many design cues – on both hardware and software – from Apple, so much so that the Chinese company was dismissed as an iPhone copycat maker by Western tech sites. The stigma of this stuck with the company for years (at least in English-language media), even though Xiaomi had developed a nice identity of its own by 2014. It wasn’t until two years later, though, when Xiaomi wowed the industry with its pioneering bezel-less Mi Mix that it finally shed that label. Old habits die hard, however. On Thursday Xiaomi...
  • Grandfather of Oklahoma teen killed by homeowner in burglary says AR15 made for ‘unfair’ fight

    04/07/2018 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 161 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | April 2, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Three Oklahoma teenagers were killed last week when they broke into a house and were met by a homeowner with an AR15. Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death. According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner’s AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars. Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence. “What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be...
  • Two people charged with defrauding minority set-aside program in Chicago

    03/21/2018 8:26:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    When governments play favorites on the basis of race in awarding contracts, the real scandal isn't people who illegally pretend to be of the favored race or gender or ethnicity, but the discrimination practiced by the government. That is my takeaway from this story by Samantha Bonkamp of the Chicago Tribune. The president and manager of a car wash that was under contract to wash city vehicles have been charged with defrauding Chicago of more than $900,000 by allegedly using suppliers that didn't comply with the minority business requirements. The two allegedly devised a scheme to inflate prices and make...
  • Bill and Hillary: Today's Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?

    03/10/2018 8:06:44 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 3/10/2018 | William F. Marshall
    In a recent interview on Secure Freedom Radio, I discussed with Frank Gaffney some of my research at Judicial Watch into Bruce and Nellie Ohr, the dynamic Democrat duo who lie at the heart of the Hillary Clinton-DOJ-FBI-Fusion GPS conspiracy (the "Clinton Conspiracy") to throw the presidential election to Hillary and, failing that, to undermine the Trump presidency with fabulist claims of "Russian-Trump collusion." A historical analogy occurred to me in our talk: Bill and Hillary Clinton are the 21st-century equivalent of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The Clinton Conspiracy has everything one could ask for in a Cold War spy...
  • Car Wash Bandit Steals Thousands Of Dollars Using A Laminated $20 Bill And Fishing Line

    02/27/2018 10:21:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Ryan Felton
    Since last fall, police in several states have been looking for a man they believe is using a laminated $20 bill attached to some fishing line to steal thousands of dollars from self-serve car washes. There’s very little information about what exactly happened in this dashcam video, but it appears… The latest on the multi-state car wash bandit came Monday from the Indianapolis Star, which said the man was caught on surveillance cameras at car washes in the city of Moorseville on Aug. 4 and Jan. 26. “We’ve only really had two dealings with him, but he’s a large pain,”...
  • Car Thieves Have Gone High-Tech (Keyless Entry Vulnerability)

    02/12/2018 10:23:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Monday, 12 Feb 2018 | Eddie Chua
    Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­-hacking device that is available locally. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50.30) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could open almost every car with keyless entry. The source said car thieves recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device. "Some local hackers have been...
  • Exclusive: Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits

    02/08/2018 3:02:25 PM PST · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 2/8/2018 | Yeganeh Torbati
    The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. “Non-citizens who receive public benefits are not self-sufficient and are relying on the U.S. government and state and local entities for resources instead of their families, sponsors or private organizations,” the document states. “An alien’s receipt of public benefits comes at taxpayer expense and availability of public benefits may provide an incentive for aliens to immigrate to the United...
  • New York Democrat 'charged' with stealing Sandy money from FEMA...

    01/09/2018 7:20:00 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | JAn. 9, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A New York Democratic assemblywoman was indicted Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including the agency in charge of Hurricane Sandy relief. The Department of Justice announced that 'Pamela Harris',57, a New York state assemblywoman, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and obstructing justice. The indictment also claims that when Harris learned that law enforcement was investigating her in 2017, she pushed witnesses to lie for her to FBI agents conducting the investigation. “She conducted her schemes victimizing the federal and New York City governments, and then...
  • Woman gives package thieves cat poop

    12/28/2017 4:46:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies ^ | 12/28/2017 | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO, California (KTRK) -- A woman fed up with package thieves is leaving surprises for them, courtesy of her cat. Cameo Wood says she's had 50 packages stolen. Six were stolen in less than 24 hours between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So Wood took matters into her own hands - or as she says - litter scoop. With the help of her cat Koo Koo, she left special gifts for the thieves. "If they steal it, they deserve it!" Wood said. The thefts have all happened while she was at home. She says the police told her they...
  • Holiday Shopping PickPocket Prevention Awareness

    11/27/2017 7:17:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2017 | J Hines
    With the holiday shopping at hand, you might want watch out for devious ones out there to boldly pick pocket you from your hard earned money. Even though the art of pickpocket is on the decline in the U.S., you should still be cognizant of your surroundings and belongings. According to the FBI the drop is due to the trends in our society, most people no longer carry large sums of cash. However, would be pickpocketers can target your phone or the gifts that you just bought. Its highly unlikely that they will forcefully make you go to an ATM...
  • Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves?

    11/21/2016 7:34:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 20, 2016 • It is good and necessary to ponder more of the Gospel of yesterday’s Solemnity of Christ the King. It remains a profound teaching that Christ was crucified between two thieves. Why?St. Thomas Aquinas proposes three answers to the question. Let’s consider them, with particular emphasis on the third. I. To Identify with Fallen Sinners – St Thomas said, As Christ became accursed of the cross for us, so for our salvation He was crucified as a guilty one among the guilty (Comm. xxxiii in...
  • Hurricane Irma thieves strike homes, businesses during storm, police say

    09/10/2017 3:08:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 9/10/17 | Tonya Alane
    As Hurricane Irma looms, two burglars break into six Fort Lauderdale homes in one night. A squad of looters on West Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale strike a pawn shop and steal sneakers and clothes from a sports store. Two teens are accused of burglarizing a Weston home, one of them shot by a deputy who intervened. All these opportunistic crimes happened as the region took cover during hurricane curfew — even before the height of the storm swept past South Florida on Sunday, authorities said.“I didn’t think we would be dealing with looters until after the storm cleared,” said...
  • Thieves Stole 65 Guns While ‘Most Armed Man in America’ Was at Dinner

    08/29/2017 8:25:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 8/28/2017 | AWR Hawkinsd
    Thieves drove a truck through a metal barrier and stole 65 guns from Dragonman’s gun store and shooting range while Mel “Dragon Man” Bernstein — “the most armed man in America” — was out eating dinner. The incident occurred on Sunday night. According to The Denver Post, Bernstein said, “I have over 200 machine guns in my name. If I had been there they would have gotten shot in the head.” Video of the break-in was caught by surveillance cameras and apparently shows “young kids” who were “masked and hooded.” He said the suspects got away with some “valuable weapons”...
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • ‘That’s Just Texas’: Woman Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

    08/02/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2017
    A 60-year-old Texas woman wasn’t taking any chances Monday morning when she heard two intruders enter her home, grabbing her pistol and shooting one of the would-be thieves dead, police said. The woman, who was not immediately identified, confronted the two armed men after they entered her Harris County home through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported. Cathy Hanks, a neighbor, said it’s not surprising the woman fired her pistol when she saw a threat in her home, explaining: “That’s really how we are. That’s just Texas.”
  • The next tactic in the war against guns

    07/31/2017 9:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 7/28/2017 | Lee Williams
    The Center for American Progress has just released a report about gun theft, which is already serving as a tailor-made tool for those who want to extinguish your Second Amendment rights. If you’re unfamiliar with the Center for American Progress, its first president and CEO was John Podesta, who served at President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, and later chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The group’s report: Stolen Guns in America: A State-by-State Analysis, describes gun theft in the United States as “staggering,” and it holds gun owners responsible for the thefts, rather than the criminals themselves.