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  • Minnesota Rioter Sentenced After A Man Was Burned Alive Inside A Pawn Shop During George Floyd Riots (BLM)

    01/18/2022 1:59:11 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 45 replies
    B911 ^ | Jan 18, 2022
    According to court documents, on May 28, 2020, Montez Terriel Lee, 26, along with others, broke into the Max It Pawn Shop on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Surveillance video footage showed Lee pouring a fire accelerant around the pawn shop and lighting the accelerant on fire. The fire destroyed the building. A second video showed Lee standing in front of the burning pawn shop and Lee could be heard saying, “[expletive] this place. We’re gonna burn this [expletive] down.”
  • 2 teens get 24 hours community service in fire that destroyed old Cherry Grove Church (WA)

    01/06/2022 9:11:52 AM PST · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 01/06/2022 | Becca Robbins
    Damage was $1M, says owner of Battle Ground site. Two teenagers were sentenced to 24 hours of community service Wednesday morning, six months after sparking a fire that burned down the old Cherry Grove Church and home of a Battle Ground man.Marty Wirtanen, now 18, and Bryden Johnston, 17, each pleaded guilty in Clark County juvenile court to first-degree reckless burning. They were both originally charged with first-degree arson, which carried a sentencing range of 8½ to nearly 11 weeks in a juvenile facility, court records show.
  • Islamic Center of New Mexico arson suspect to remain in jail for now

    01/04/2022 9:40:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 04, 2022 | Brittany Costello
    Albuquerque police officers believe Isela Camarena set multiple fires at the Islamic Center of New Mexico. Surveillance video from the mosque shows a person in a black hoodie setting the fires. "I noticed that the media is playing, in reports, significant sections of the surveillance footage, yet those of us defending Ms. Camarena have not been provided those copies," Lindsey Rosebrough, Camarena's defense, said. Camarena appeared in court Tuesday. Prosecutors asked a district court judge to keep her locked up, but the argument didn't get far. "I'm asking for a continuance at this time," Rosebrough said. Islamic Center of New...
  • French burn fewer cars on New Year’s Eve due to pandemic

    01/01/2022 10:57:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2022
    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year’s Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that appeared in decline this year, which saw only 874 vehicles burned. The number of cars burned overnight has declined compared to New Year’s Eve 2019 when 1,316 vehicles went up in flames, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Saturday on Twitter. Fewer arson attacks occurred because of massive police presence on cities’ streets this New Year’s Eve, enforcing law and order and restrictions on public gatherings and wearing face masks as infections driven...
  • Australia Govt Tastes Its Own Destruction: Aboriginals Burn Parliament Over Forced Drugging & Camps

    12/31/2021 8:13:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | December 29, 2021 | Tim Truth
    There is no transcript of this video. It appears to show the danger of creating protected groups which the police are unwilling or ordered not to arrest. In the video, a small group of aboriginals, armed with wood clubs, appear to back down and drive off a large group of armored police officers. They force the police to retreat and go back into the Old Pariament building. Then someone sets fire to the main doors of the Old Pariament. It is not a little fire. Huge clouds of black smoke issue from the doors. It appears only the entrance is...
  • This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Socialist Christmas Edition

    12/23/2021 6:52:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-23-21 | MOTUS
    Weren’t we just talking about Sweden’s Gävle goat aka Gävlebocken 2 weeks ago? Why, yes, we were.Unfortunately, Sweden's giant straw yule goat is like catnip for arsonists; it’s been torched again. The Gävle Goat spokesperson says she doesn't understand why people want to destroy it. I see her point, BLM doesn’t even have a field office in Gävle. A lot of people just shrug it off as part of the tradition. Socialists - of all colors and stripes – do seem to enjoy destroying tradition.Appropriately enough, this defaced statue stood in Druid ParkThe problem might be the Swedes commitment to...
  • A Christmas Miracle! December Sees Antifa Thugs (Finally) Going to Prison!

    12/18/2021 10:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/18/2021 | Kevin Downey Jr.
    December is to Antifa as Godzilla was to Tokyo, and it’s just in time for Christmas!After over a year of watching many of the violent thugs walk away from justice, December 2021 is proving to be a nightmare for the Democrats’ commie street urchins. The man-bunned Nancy-bois of Antifa are actually starting to see the insides of jails and prisons. Santa DOES read my wish list!Let’s take a look at some of the non-binary creatures who will be celebrating Christmas, and perhaps a few more Christmases, in orange jumpsuits.Salad-dodger Jacob Michael Gaines traveled from Texas to Oregon to play tough...
  • Suspected arson in downtown Osaka building leaves 24 dead

    12/17/2021 12:18:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    abc ^ | December 17, 2021, 5:27 AM
    A fire that spread from a fourth-floor mental clinic in an eight-story building in downtown Osaka in western Japan on Friday left 24 dead in what police were investigating as a possible case of arson and murder. Police were searching for a man in his 50s to 60s who witnesses saw carrying a paper bag from which an unidentified liquid was dripping. He may have been among the 24 dead, or is one of the three people who were resuscitated and remain in serious conditions, or may have fled, a police investigator said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't...
  • Why Can’t We Be More Like Sweden?

    12/12/2021 4:29:55 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-12-21 | MOTUS
    We have Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, but Sweden has their Gävle goat aka Gävlebocken: “Gävlebocken is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget (Castle Square) in central Gävle, Sweden. It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. It is erected each year by local community groups at the beginning of Advent over a period of two days. It has been the subject of repeated arson attacks, and, despite security measures and the nearby presence of a fire station, the goat has been burned to the ground most years since its first appearance...
  • Father, son charged with starting wildfire plead not guilty

    12/11/2021 12:14:23 AM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 12 December 2021 | uncredited AP
    LACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A father and son charged with starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Friday. The El Dorado County prosecutor's office charged David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, with reckless arson. The office also charged the son with illegal conversion or manufacture of a machine gun and both men of illegal possession of a firearm silencer. ...The criminal complaints do not specify how the machine gun and silencer tie into the Caldor...
  • Father, son under arrest on suspicion of starting Caldor Fire

    12/09/2021 7:52:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 8, 2021 | By Joshua Bote
    A father and son are under arrest on suspicion of starting the Caldor Fire, which decimated over 220,000 acres of land in Northern California and burned for over two months. The fire caused widespread evacuations, which included the city of South Lake Tahoe, and destroyed 1,003 structures. According to a statement from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office posted on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, were arrested Wednesday for their alleged connection to the fire. The two men are accused of "reckless arson" in connection with the fire, but officials did...
  • Fox Christmas tree arson suspect released without bail

    12/09/2021 6:15:40 AM PST · by Pollard · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/9/21 | By Joe Marino and Jesse O’Neill
    The arsonist who allegedly torched the Fox News Christmas tree was freed after his arraignment Wednesday night because his charges were not eligible for bail under new liberal reform laws. “I didn’t do it!” suspect Craig Tamanaha, 49, claimed to reporters outside Manhattan criminal court after being asked about the early morning arson that caused about $500,000 in damage outside the Midtown building that houses Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. Tamanaha, a vagrant with a lengthy rap sheet who was known to police, also went on an incoherent rant outside the courthouse. He denied...
  • Homeless NYC arsonist who torched Fox News' giant 50ft Christmas tree could be back on streets within HOURS because judge can't set bail under 2020 criminal justice reforms

    12/08/2021 1:02:44 PM PST · by Trillian · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2021 | Jennifer Smith
    The 49-year-old 'arsonist' arrested for setting fire to the Fox News 50-foot Christmas tree could be back on the street in hours because of the city’s lenient bail reforms. Craig Tamanaha, who is described as homeless and 'emotionally disturbed', faces six misdemeanor charges for torching the tree and under the 2020 criminal justice reforms that means judges are advised to release the accused. Arson is only constituted as a felony in New York if the perpetrator harms or attempts to harm a person or if the act is considered a hate crime. Fox News employees called police after watching Tamanaha...
  • One arrest after Christmas tree set on fire outside News Corp. building

    12/08/2021 3:26:10 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2021 | By Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said. The holiday display was set ablaze shortly after midnight and the flames quickly spread up the tree......
  • FOX News Media will rebuild All-American Christmas tree after ‘malicious arson attack,’ CEO Suzanne Scott says

    12/08/2021 7:17:46 AM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 mins ago | Brian Flood
    FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott informed staffers Wednesday that FOX News Media’s All-American Christmas tree would be rebuilt as "a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark moment" after it was set on fire outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters. "Earlier this morning, FOX News Media’s All-American Christmas tree outside our building on FOX Square was set on fire in a malicious arson attack. The 50-foot tree, which was just lit in a beautiful on-air ceremony on Sunday night, was engulfed in flames and smoke permeated the building," Scott wrote in a...
  • Second person arrested in connection with Elkhart County barn fires

    12/02/2021 6:22:36 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 7 replies
    WNDU ^ | Dec 1 2021 | Ibrahim Samra
    ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A second arrest has been made in connection to the string of barn fires in Elkhart County. Joseph Hershberger, 41, of Nappanee was charged with arson Tuesday. And now, his 32-year-old girlfriend Sherry Thomas, also of Nappanee, is in custody as well. Hershberger is facing eight counts of arson for all eight barn fires we’ve told you about extensively in Elkhart County dating back to April (links to stories at the bottom). He also faces one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. As for Thomas, she faces one count of arson, and...
  • D.C. Finishes Construction On Black Lives Matter Plaza

    10/30/2021 11:14:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    DCist ^ | 10/28/2021 | Debbie Truong
    A bright yellow mural declaring “BLACK LIVES MATTER” has been permanently painted on the main roadway leading to the White House, and work to redesign the surrounding street to accommodate a pedestrian gathering space is also complete. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had the original mural painted in June 2020. She renamed the two-block stretch of 16th Street NW to Black Lives Matter Plaza, days after federal law enforcement officers violently shoved and fired tear gas at demonstrators protesting police brutality. “We sent a strong message that Black Lives Matter, and that power has always been and always will be with...
  • New development in case of Bay Area woman suspected of starting Fawn Fire (psychiatric exam for environmental chemist whackjob Alexandra Souverneva)

    10/13/2021 2:07:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/06/21 | Amy Graff
    The Bay Area woman charged with starting a California wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes near Redding will undergo a psychiatric exam before returning to court, multiple media outlets reported. Alexandra Souverneva, 30, of Palo Alto made a court appearance in Redding on Tuesday, and the court agreed with her lawyer's request to have his client meet with one to two psychiatrists to assess her mental stability before her next appearance in November, KTLA reported. Souverneva faces a felony arson charge with an enhancement because the fire ignited during a state of emergency. She pleaded not guilty last month...
  • Auburn woman in U.S. on student visa charged with setting fires at Montgomery’s First Baptist Church

    10/06/2021 3:06:50 PM PDT · by devane617 · 43 replies ^ | 10/06/2021
    An Auburn woman has been charged with setting fire to a historic Montgomery church last week. Xiaoqin Yan, 27, is charged with second-degree arson, according to court records made public Tuesday. Yan was arrested Oct. 4 and remains held in the Montgomery County Detention Center on $30,000 bond. According to charging documents against Yan, she used an “open flame to ignite an ignitable liquid,” causing $25,000 in damage to First Baptist Church on Perry Street. According to court records, Yan is a citizen of China who is in the U.S. on a student visa. Her visa has now been revoked....
  • FBI arrests longtime fugitive Joseph Dibee sought in eco-sabotage case [Eco-Terrorist]

    08/10/2018 3:03:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 10, 2018 | Maxine Bernstein
    Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 50, was arrested by the FBI and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 4:53 p.m. Thursday. He's been wanted for 12 years, after he was indicted in 2006 on charges of arson, conspiracy and animal enterprise terrorism. In 2008, he was believed to have been living in Syria with family members, and federal officials announced a $50,000 reward for his arrest. (FBI) A fugitive sought for more than a decade and accused of taking part in a string of eco-sabotage attacks across the West is in custody in Portland and was to make his...