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  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • Violent crime against NYC’s elderly continues to rise

    11/03/2016 9:21:41 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Sarah Trefethen and Daniel Prendergast
    New York’s criminal element has sunk to a new despicable low in 2016, as crimes against the elderly have skyrocketed thanks to a wave of violent attacks on senior citizens, according to newly released NYPD statistics. Slightly more than 1,000 people over 65 have been assaulted across the city through Oct. 31 — a 16 percent increase over the 863 old folks who were attacked in the same period in 2015, cops said.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Trump is right about violent crime: It’s on the rise in major cities.

    08/05/2016 9:25:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    <p>Last month, the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch convened their political network to discuss a path forward. Top on the list was criminal-justice reform — a passion the Kochs share with President Obama.</p> <p>The strange bedfellows, Obama and the Kochs, argue that crime can be tackled even as punishments are reduced, but they are running headlong into Donald Trump’s counternarrative that crime is on the rise and “law and order” must be restored.</p>
  • Violent crime soars in LA, up 16 percent since January

    07/22/2016 5:23:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    // ^ | 22 July 2016 | Debbie Sklar
    Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said Friday. Statistics released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. The number of homicides rose by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134; and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544. The “year to date” figures covered the period from Jan. 1 through July 16....

    06/05/2016 8:14:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | June 5, 2016 | LISA MARIE PANE AND DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Violent crimes - from homicides and rapes to robberies - have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend. Still, it is stumping law enforcement officials, who are seeking a way to combat the problem.
  • It Takes an Algorithm

    03/14/2016 10:09:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    In certain cases computers have made strides in “predicting who will commit a violent crime.” “I believe the primary role of the state is to teach, train, and raise children. Parents have a secondary role.” - Hillary Clinton, “It Takes a Village” Sci-fi movies like Minority Report, with a trio of psychics called “recogs” who can see “pre-visions” of crimes yet to be committed, setting in motion a Pre Crime Unit, came to mind when reading about China’s effort to detect “pre-crime.” Bloomberg Business is reporting that “The Communist Party has directed one of the country’s largest state-run defense contractors,...
  • Think Tank: Data Show Black Lives Most Threatened by Violent Criminals, Not the Police

    01/27/2016 3:06:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 26, 2016 | 2:49 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    A new think tank report takes aim at the Black Lives Matter movement's contention that law enforcement’s use of lethal force unequally targets blacks compared to other racial or ethnic groups. According to the report by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, not only are a higher percentage of whites and Hispanics killed by police, the greater threat to blacks comes from violent criminals within their own communities. "The evidence does not support the conclusion that American police are waging a racist war against blacks," Manhattan senior fellow Heather Mac Donald writes. "The Black Lives Matter movement has been a...
  • Is Modern Medicine the Reason for the Falling Murder Rate?

    01/12/2016 6:29:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most interesting facts in the debate about guns and crime in the United states over the last 20+ years is that the murder rate has fallen in half while the number of guns per capita has increased from .89 in 1993 to 1.18 in 2014, an increase of 33 percent.  One of the thesis that is put forward for the decrease in murder rates is better medical technology.  Clearly, there have been significant improvements in the availability of emergency transport, access to emergency personnel through the ubiquity of cell phones and emergency providers, and better surgical...
  • Obama at Town Hall on Gun Control Admits Violent Crime on Steady Decline

    01/08/2016 6:33:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    When Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, asked President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting on gun control in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, why he doesn't celebrate the fact that the overall murder rate is at an all-time low, the president admitted that violent crime has been dropping "steadily" for a long time. "The fact of the matter is, is that violent crime has been steadily declining across America for a pretty long time, and you wouldn't always know it by watching television, but overall, most cities are much safer than they were 10 years ago or 20...
  • WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter

    08/30/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 77 replies ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • After Brutal Home Invasion, Some Scars Never Heal

    07/17/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JUJU CHANG & CANDACE SMITH
    “I heard footsteps, and they kind of bum-rushed me from behind,” he said. “And I turned around, and there was a revolver in my face.” Dittrich said he gave the men his wallet with $25 inside, doing exactly what some self-defense experts suggest when confronted with a burglar: Give them what they want. As he opened the door, Dittrich said, he tried to make as much noise as possible, trying desperately to alert his fiance, Duffy, who was in the bedroom asleep. But one of the men found Duffy and, pointing the gun at her head, sexually assaulted her, she...
  • Government Releases Crime Map For The US

    12/01/2013 12:20:13 PM PST · by The Firewall · 29 replies
    "In an effort to protect tourists from violent crime, the State Department has released the following map. They advise tourists to stay away from any county..."
  • Knock Out Avoidance: How To Dodge Being A Victim of Violent Thugs

    12/01/2013 7:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies ^ | December 1, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Can you imagine getting a phone call that your sweet, seventy-three year old grandma was sucker punched by a roving band of teenaged thugs and she’s now in ICU with a broken jaw and a cracked noggin? You can’t? Yeah, me either. But we should start envisioning such a bizarre scenario for our sainted elders and others because “the knockout game” is all the rage for demonic hood rats lurking the streets. If you’re not dialed in on the sadistic phenomenon known as the “knock out game” then Google it yourself because I’m not going to provide a link to...
  • Accidental photobomb leads to beating, 3 arrests in LoDo

    08/17/2013 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 52 replies
    The Denver ^ | 08/15/2013 | Scripps Media
    DENVER - Three people are facing charges after a man accidentally photobombed them and he was beaten into unconsciousness. The charges stem from a May 11 incident in LoDo when the bars let out and the defendants were taking photographs of themselves near 14th and Market streets. The unidentified 30-year-old victim accidentally walked into one of the shots, police said, and one of the suspects, Bryanna Warren, 25 began arguing with him and hitting him. According to an arrest affidavit, the victim pushed Warren away and began walking away but was followed by Warren and Lindsye Newton, 25, as the...
  • The Illegal Alien Murderer of Vanessa Pham

    08/14/2013 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Why is gun control the only policy we're allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, "root causes" of crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens? Meet 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. An illegal alien from Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Fairfax County, Va., for at least 11 years. The region is a notorious "sanctuary" for immigration law-breakers where elected officials and big business look the...
  • Violent crime spiking in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods

    04/13/2013 1:17:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Some of Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods are exploding in a wave of violent crime that hearkens back to the bad old days when people feared going out at night, according to NYPD data obtained by The Post. Chelsea, Gramercy Park, TriBeCa, SoHo and Midtown South all posted a frightening rise in rapes in the first three months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. Felony assaults in the usually peaceful West Village nearly tripled, the new crime statistics show. Greenwich Village’s 6th Precinct tied the Rockaways’ grimy 100th Precinct for the city’s biggest year-to-date overall crime spike. “We are...
  • Gun Nuts vs Anti-Gun Nuts

    03/11/2013 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The battle rages on about whether this country wants to further restrict the availability of guns, the types of guns and the ammunition to be used in those guns. On one side is what is referred to as the Gun Nuts with the point being taken by the NRA. Then there are the Anti-Gun Nuts - you don’t hear that term do you? They are being led by many -- including our President -- who states he is just proposing “common sense” changes. Then there are those of us caught in the middle of a gun fight. There are plenty...
  • Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 4:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community. Moynihan wrote: "A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations...
  • Defending the Right to Self-Defense

    02/13/2013 10:53:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | Ken Connor
    The recent spate of mass shootings has prompted President Obama and his allies in Congress to pursue new gun control laws with special urgency. Mr. Obama is correct in sensing that the American people are ready for serious action on this issue, but he is mistaken in thinking that they are in agreement with him regarding the best way to address gun violence in America. His choice to focus exclusively on guns to the virtual exclusion of mental health issues or the role of violence in the media has backfired drastically. Gun sales are at record levels, and supply can...
  • Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns

    02/13/2013 6:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door. When questioned about his actions, he replied that he didn't have enough men to cover the department store's many entrances but he did have enough for the building next door. Let's see whether there are similarities between his strategy and today's gun control strategy. Last year, Chicago had 512 homicides; Detroit had 411; Philadelphia had 331;...
  • Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 4 of 4)

    02/12/2013 4:49:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In the past few weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out.In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. In Part 3, I began to discuss the first of two ways in which our Founding Fathers expected to produce and maintain civility and decency in society. They esteemed...
  • Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 3 of 4)

    02/05/2013 1:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In the past two weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out. In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. Today and next week, I will discuss an age-old solution that America's Founding Fathers knew was key for maintaining civility in our communities -- a solution being mimicked...
  • Do Gun Bans Curb Violent Crime? (Part 2 of 3 on reducing violent crime in the US)

    01/29/2013 4:15:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 29, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere. But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime? Not according to a recent Fox News investigation titled "Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows." The report concluded, "Data published earlier this year showed that while the (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton)...
  • Chicago’s “Godfather” Goes after Guns

    01/10/2013 5:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 10, 2013 | Bob Barr
    Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. To rational people, the inverse relationship between the last two is obvious. Unfortunately for residents of and visitors to Chicago, the city is governed by officials who operate not in the real world, but in a virtual “Bizarro World,” where up is down, black is white, and good guys are to be punished. In this strange environment, current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (who...
  • Violent crime jumps 18 percent in 2011, first rise in nearly 20 years (OMINOUS!)

    10/18/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT · by StandAndDeliver1 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 10/18/12 | AP
    Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade. But academic experts said the new government data fall short of signaling a reversal of the long decline in crime.
  • Illegal immigrant pleads guilty to raping 6-year-old girl

    05/15/2012 5:19:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    WWAY (NC) ^ | May 11, 2012 | WWAY
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- An illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty to raping a six-year-old Shallotte girl in 2010. Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, entered a guilty plea this afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court to first degree rape. Prosecutors say at the time of the crime, Sanchez was in the United States illegally. Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart said in court during the plea that Sanchez had confessed to engaging in intercourse with the child on one occasion and to attempting sexual intercourse with her on at least two other occasions. Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Sanchez to 12 to...
  • 7 Black Teens Accused of Hate Crime in Videotaped Attack on Latino Boy [Where's Obama? Sharpton?]

    03/30/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    KTLANews ^ | March 29, 2012
    7 Black Teens Accused of Hate Crime in Videotaped Attack on Latino Boy March 30, 2012 PALMDALE, Calif (KTLA) -- Seven black teenagers are facing assault and hate crime charges after allegedly attacking a Latino youth as he walked home from school. It happened around 4 p.m. March 14 near Cactus Middle School in the 3200 block of East Avenue R-8. According to investigators, the 15-year old victim was approached by a group of up to 10 male black teenagers who challenged him to a fight, said "The suspects surrounded the victim and began punching him while several other juveniles...
  • Shopping cart victim says she wishes boys who injured her 'well'

    03/19/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies ^ | March 19, 2012 | FRANS KOSTER
    A Manhattan charity worker who was nearly killed by a shopping cart pushed over a garage railing by teenage punks in October spoke publicly for the first time today -- expressing compassion for the pranksters who dropped the cart on her head. Marion Hedges, during a walk outside her Upper East Side apartment, said she hasn’t received an apology from the evil-doers. “I haven’t heard from them, but I wish them well,” Hedges said. “I do, because I feel very sorry for them.” “I don’t know that my son would do something like that or that his friends would do...
  • 7 dead in Grand Rapids shootings; police hunt for suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler

    Police in Grand Rapids say that seven people were shot and killed at two locations on Thursday and they are actively searching for suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler. Police say three people, reportedly two women and a 10-year-old girl, are dead at one scene, and four others were killed at a separate scene about two miles away, reports CBS affiliate WWMT. According to a local station, another man was shot in what police believe is a related incident, but was not killed. The shootings stemmed from a domestic issue, reports The Grand Rapids Press. Police say they are searching for the...
  • (Mayor) Parker says city's ranking a real crime - Study puts Houston among most dangerous in country

    11/23/2010 12:45:45 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2010, 10:10PM | BRADLEY OLSON
    Mayor Annise Parker lashed out at an controversial annual study released Monday that placed Houston among the most dangerous cities in the United States with a population of 500,000 or higher. "Crime Rankings 2010-2011," published by CQ Press, ranks Houston's crime as ninth-highest for big cities nationwide, placing it on a list with the likes of Detroit and Columbus, Ohio., although the city has less than half the crimes per capita of those atop the rankings. Violent crime in Houston fell 8 percent during the first half of this year and was on a pace to reach the lowest rate...
  • D.C. Dumbfounded

    02/07/2010 1:42:36 PM PST · by guyshomenet · 14 replies · 1,161+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/7/2010 | Guy Smith
    I love the gun control industry. They’re more predictable that a politician lying. (Speaking of which, I’m enjoying the sweet sound of silence now that John Edwards has mysteriously shut-up) Whenever laws are loosened, the gun control industry predicts bloodshed in the streets. ... Yet in 2008, when the Supreme Court told the District of Columbia that their handgun ban was history, the gun control industry resurrected the same claims concerning carnage. ... Crime statistics are in for 2009, the first full year in which D.C. citizens have been allowed to keep handguns at home, the overall violent crime rate...
  • Maryland has become a haven for illegal alien gangs…more on the way

    11/12/2009 4:12:57 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,643+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Dave Gibson
    The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force just released a report which claims that due to tougher laws and a concerted effort by law enforcement, many illegal alien gangs are leaving Virginia for the safe havens of Maryland. The report said: "Many gang members from Northern Virginia are moving or driving to Prince George's and other Maryland counties, into the District of Columbia or further south and west into Virginia to avoid dealing with police departments that are unrelenting in their efforts to keep gangs under control.” The report also found that there are 5,000 gang members in Northern Va.,...
  • Blagojevich Says Chicago Is 'Out Of Control'

    07/18/2008 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 70 replies · 161+ views
    WMAQ TV Chicago | 07/16/2008 | staff
    --snip-- Violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control," Blagojevich said at the bill signing ceremony. "I'm offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help stop this violence," said the governor. The summer of 2008 will be remembered as especially violent. Blagojevich said there's been a child shot nearly every day since June 26, with 29 Chicago Public School students shot since last fall
  • Memphis leads U.S. in violent crime

    10/01/2007 10:03:56 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 56 replies · 211+ views
    Memphis (Tn) Commercia-Appeal ^ | 10/01/07 | Chris Conley - Staff Reporter
    The Memphis metropolitan area, after coming in second last year, tops this year's ranking of metro areas by the rate of violent crime -- homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. In 2006, according to crime numbers released by the FBI, the eight-county Memphis metropolitan area recorded 1,262.7 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, the highest rate in the nation. Last year, the Florence, S.C., metropolitan statistical area had the highest violent crime rate in the country. Memphis came in second with 1,197 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. And that was up from 1,132 in 2004. The Memphis metro area includes Crittenden...
  • Violent Crime in Cities Shows Sharp Surge

    03/09/2007 2:28:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 416+ views ^ | March 9, 2007 | KATE ZERNIKE
    Violent crime rose by double-digit percentages in cities across the country over the last two years, reversing the declines of the mid-to-late 1990s, according to a new report by a national law enforcement association. While overall crime has been declining nationwide, police officials have been warning of a rise in murder, robbery and gun assaults since late 2005, particularly in midsize cities and the Midwest. Now, they say, two years of data indicates that the spike is more than an aberration. “There are pockets of crime in this country that are astounding,” said Chuck Wexler, of the Police Executive Research...
  • Life in New Orleans turns tragic for Canadians

    01/05/2007 11:42:03 PM PST · by seacapn · 116 replies · 3,305+ views
    The Globe and Mail [Canada] ^ | January 5, 2007 | ALAN FREEMAN
    NEW ORLEANS — It was Helen who wanted to come back to New Orleans but Paul was worried. After all, the couple's home had been deluged by five feet of water during hurricane Katrina and they would have to find a new place to stay. And everybody knew that the recovery of this long-troubled city was advancing in fits and starts. Toxic sludge lay over many neighbourhoods and crime was surging. So to persuade him, from her parents' home in South Carolina, where the couple had fled from the hurricane, Helen Hill, a 36-year-old animator and filmmaker, began her postcard...
  • Radio ad asks Houstonians to arm themselves against evacuees

    09/22/2006 1:06:05 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,420+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 22, 2006, 1:47AM | By JUAN A. LOZANO
    A radio commercial for a local gun shop advises Houstonians to arm themselves against "Katricians," adding to the growing tension between Houstonians and the Katrina evacuees who have been blamed for a rising crime rate. Gun shop owner and radio talk-show host Jim Pruett said Thursday he started running the ad a few weeks ago after hearing a local television interview with a Katrina evacuee living in Houston who implied he would have to turn to crime if his government assistance ran out. "There are many evacuees here who are working," said Pruett, who has owned Jim Pruett's Guns &...
  • Kinky tackles allegations of racism

    09/11/2006 11:29:03 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 129 replies · 1,932+ views
    AUSTIN — Days after being criticized for derogatory comments about Hurricane Katrina evacuees, independent gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman struck back at candidates who pander to minorities. "I don't eat tamales in the barrio, I don't eat fried chicken in the ghetto, I don't eat bagels with the Jews for breakfast," said Friedman, who is Jewish. "That to me is true racism." The comment last week was intended to reflect that he's not afraid of risking a little unpopularity for the sake of being honest, campaign spokeswoman Laura Stromberg said Monday. "He's not going to become the politician that people in...
  • Katrina victims blamed for Houston crime

    08/14/2006 12:03:17 PM PDT · by My2Cents · 115 replies · 2,773+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 8/14/06 | Paul J. Weber, AP
    Katrina victims blamed for Houston crimeBy PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Writer A letter to inmate No. 1352951 and a cell phone bill for $76.63, both found in a soggy New Orleans duplex ruined by Hurricane Katrina, led Louisiana bounty hunter James Martin to Texas. Again. It marked the seventh time since Katrina that Martin, whose pursuit of bail jumpers often begins with clues salvaged from abandoned New Orleans homes, has followed a trail to Texas. "I don't think Texas really knows what they got," Martin said. Katrina sent a lot of bad guys to Texas, as Houston is finding...
  • Violent crime makes biggest jump since '91

    06/13/2006 8:10:49 AM PDT · by rattrap · 12 replies · 405+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 13, 2006 | newswire
    WASHINGTON -- Violent crime in the U.S. is on the rise, posting its biggest one-year increase since 1991, the FBI said Monday. Crime analysts said there is a resurgence in gang activity, particularly in the Midwest. Some of the biggest jumps were in Milwaukee, St. Louis and other Midwestern cities. St. Louis in particular has seen an influx of East and West Coast gangs reaching out for new turf. Gangs ''are branching out to smaller cities where there is still money to be made and turf to be ruled,'' says James Alan Fox of Northeastern University. Nationwide, the increase in...
  • Violent Crime Up for 1st Time in 5 Years

    06/12/2006 10:14:00 AM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 35 replies · 803+ views
    Breitbart.Com ^ | June 12, 2006 | Mark Sherman
    Murders, robberies and aggravated assaults in the United States increased last year, spurring an overall rise in violent crime for the first time since 2001, according to FBI data. Murders rose 4.8 percent, meaning there were more than 16,900 victims in 2005. That would be the most since 1998 and the largest percentage increase in 15 years. Murders soared from 59 to 104 in Birmingham, Ala., up 76 percent; from 59 to 85 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, N.C., a 44 percent increase; from 89 to 126 in Kansas City, Mo., a 42 percent rise; from 87 to 122 in Milwaukee, a...
  • Study: 1 million sex crimes by illegals, Researcher estimates 100 offenders crossing border daily

    06/03/2006 5:03:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 53 replies · 1,256+ views
    WND ^ | 05.31.06
    Deborah Schurman-Kauflin in CNN in Based on a one-year in-depth study, a researcher estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each.  Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants. She found that while the offenders were located in 36 states, most were in states with the highest numbers of illegal immigrants. California had the most offenders, followed by Texas, Arizona,...
  • Violent-Crime Rate in Canada Double US; Rises Coincide with Gun Control

    08/19/2005 7:38:56 AM PDT · by Jacksonville Patriot · 18 replies · 3,270+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/19/05 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Canada Blames Us Gun-control folly here, up north, across the pond... By John R. Lott Jr. If you have a problem, it's often easier to blame someone else rather than deal with it. And with Canada's murder rate rising 12 percent last year and a recent rash of murders by gangs in Toronto and other cities, it's understandable that Canadian politicians want a scapegoat. That at least was the strategy Canada's premiers took when they met last Thursday with the new U.S. ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins, and spent much of their time blaming their crime problems on guns smuggled...
  • Homicides down in 2004

    06/07/2005 7:32:48 AM PDT · by gruffwolf · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2005 | Associated Press
    Homicides Down in 2004, FBI Says Associated Press Tuesday, June 7, 2005; A02 The number of homicides fell last year for the first time since 1999, part of a nationwide decline in all types of violent crime, according to preliminary FBI data released yesterday. Cities with more than 1 million people had the greatest decrease in violent crime, 5.4 percent, while cities of fewer than 10,000 saw the biggest drop in homicide, 12.2 percent.
  • Crime-ridden S.Africa has amnesty for illegal guns

    12/31/2004 1:38:29 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 7 replies · 391+ views
    AlertNet ^ | 31 Dec 2004 | Reuters
    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 31 (Reuters) - South Africa has declared an amnesty on illegal guns in its latest drive to tackle the high level of violent crime, the South African Press Association reported on Friday. The three-month amnesty, due to start in October but delayed to allow more planning, will run from Jan. 1 to March 31. People may hand in unlicensed guns free from prosecution unless the gun is found to have been used to commit a crime, SAPA quoted a security ministry statement as saying. Since democratic elections in 1994 marked the end of apartheid, the high level of...
  • Small cities cope with crime surge

    07/06/2004 2:58:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 721+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 06, 2004 | Patrik Jonsson
    GREENVILLE, N.C. - Leroy Hyman, a retired postal worker, lives in a tidy working-class neighborhood of Greenville. Petunias and forget-me-nots frame the front porches of brick ranch homes. On the surface, it is all Norman Rockwell - geraniums and Southern geniality. Yet underneath lies something more sinister. Last week, a young man was shot to death a few blocks away. A month before, a similar scene had unfolded on a nearby block. Pops of small-caliber gunfire frequently punctuate the night. "The violent crime in Greenville is terrible, worse even than New York City," says Mr. Hyman, a native North Carolinian...
  • Teen in FBI beating escaped from jail, officials say

    10/01/2002 6:05:36 AM PDT · by FITZ · 4 replies · 176+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | Oct 1, 2002 | Diana Washington Valdez
    One of the three teens who escaped from the Luna County Detention Center in Deming is part of the group that attacked two El Paso FBI agents Sept. 12 at Sunland Park-Anapra, FBI spokesman Al Cruz said. Rogelio Ramirez-Rodriguez, 17, of Juárez, and Cesar Ibarra-Treviso, 17, and Daniel Barnum-Garcia, 16, both of Palomas, Mexico, attacked two guards early Monday and drove away from Deming with pepper spray and a hand-held police scanner, officials said. Luna County Jail Director Ed Gilmore said Ramirez-Rodriguez was charged with assault on a federal officer, while Ibarra-Treviso and Barnum-Garcia were charged with smuggling of undocumented...