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  • Houston Mayor Pleads With Criminals To Take A Break Until The Pandemic is Over

    04/05/2020 11:35:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | Colion Noir
  • Baby Alligator Found With Drugs, Guns in Florida Arrest

    04/05/2020 3:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    WCTV ^ | Apr 05, 2020
    Florida authorities tracking a stolen car also discovered a little something unexpected — a baby alligator being kept as a pet. SNIP The deputy trailed the car to a Lake Mary home and stopped a separate car that was attempting to leave the driveway. Deputies found guns, heroin and cocaine in the car, according to an area newspaper.
  • New York City Sees More Burglaries of Businesses Under Coronavirus Emergency Measures

    04/04/2020 8:10:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 4, 2020 10:00 am | Ben Chapman and Keiko Morris
    Burglaries of businesses have risen in New York City under emergency measures to fight the new coronavirus, according to new New York Police Department data, and some businesses are boarding up their storefronts. The NYPD has seen a 75% increase in reports of burglaries of commercial establishments from March 12, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency, to March 31, police officials said. The NYPD recorded 254 burglaries of businesses during that time period this year compared with 145 for the same period last year, the officials said. All boroughs of the city have...
  • Criminal District Court Judge Halts Inmate Releases in Harris County (Houston) Texas

    04/03/2020 7:10:46 PM PDT · by Hardshell · 5 replies
    ABC 13 - KTRK ^ | 4/3/2020
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hours after 16 medically-vulnerable inmates were released from jail Friday, Harris County has halted additional releases, citing a court order. The order signed by the region's administrative judge, Herb Ritchie, couldn't be any clearer. It directs county criminal justice agencies to "ignore and wholly disregard any order and/or directive from the Harris County Judge regarding the (release of felony inmates) now in custody."
  • 2003: Scott Hain, the last juvenile offender executed in the United States

    04/03/2020 5:40:30 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | Headsman
    On this date in 2003, the state of Oklahoma executed Scott Hain for a Tulsa carjacking that netted $565 and two dead bodies. The Hain that was strapped down on the gurney that evening was a 32-year-old with a nebbishy middle manager look, high forehead pursuing his hairline to the scalp’s horizon where it had drawn up a wilting rearguard picket fringing an egg-bald pate. But back in 1987 when he stuffed Laura Lee Sanders and Michael Houghton into the boot of their own car and set it ablaze, Scott Hain was 17 years, 4 months, and 4 days of...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison doctor, husband found dead in suspected homicide

    04/02/2020 3:09:21 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 2, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison doctor and her husband have been found dead in what cops are calling a targeted double homicide. A jogger discovered the bodies of doctor Beth Potter, 52, and Robin Carre, 57, in a ditch at the campus arboretum — a popular research and recreation area with more than 1,200 acres of forests and prairies — around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Carre was pronounced dead on the scene, and Potter was transported to a local hospital where she also died, according to police
  • ANTIFA Terrorists Give Tips on How to Break Into Homes During Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/02/2020 5:21:15 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 104 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | April 2, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    ANTIFA terrorists are encouraging their followers to commit home invasions during the coronavirus pandemic, with one popular social media account giving tips to activists on how to commit these violent acts. Journalist Andy Ngo, who was once hit in the head with a concrete milkshake by ANTIFA terrorists, drew attention to ANTIFA fomenting anarchy during the coronavirus pandemic in a social media post...
  • Houston’s mayor tells criminals to ‘chill’ until the coronavirus outbreak is contained, and then go back to crime

    03/31/2020 8:36:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 30. 2020 | Brett T.
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made a televised plea to Houston’s criminal population to just chill and take a break from committing crimes until after the COVID-19 crisis had passed.
  • Pandemic Puts the Screws to New York’s Mafia. In Italy, the Mobs Are Thriving.

    03/31/2020 5:38:43 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 30, 2020 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME—The New York mafia is taking a hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic after many of its money-making outlets have been shuttered. Gambling halls, sporting events, and construction projects have long fed the Empire State gangs, but now that they are taking an “historic” blow, a law-enforcement source told the New York Post. “There’s never been a time when they weren’t making money through gambling,” the source said. The American mafia families are also losing out on the extortion racket after restaurants and other entities close their doors under New York City’s “shelter in place” order. A halt to non-essential...
  • How Shutting Down The Economy Much Longer Could Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Americans

    03/30/2020 8:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | Thomas K. Duncan and Audrey Redford
    It is vitally important, literally life and death, that the proper costs and benefits are weighed with the decision on how much and how long to shut down economic activity through the pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, leaders and policymakers have scrambled to respond to the growing health crisis. In the United States, multiple state governors have issued statements urging their citizens to follow social distancing guidelines.Other governors have taken more extreme measures, issuing orders to effectively lock down entire state economies. The current goal of these responses has been to slow the spread of the...
  • Italy Has Been Chastised. But by Whom?

    03/29/2020 8:34:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 28, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    Italy Has Been Chastised. But by Whom? As things now stand, worldwide the number of reported cases of the viral disease misdescribed as “the coronavirus” — there are many coronaviruses circulating in the world, including the one that causes the common cold — stands at 576,000, while the fatalities attributed to the disease stand at 26,000. That’s a fatality rate of 4.5%, but that is based on a tiny sample of the world’s population of 7 billion with a large selection bias in favor of those who are sick or very sick and have sought medical attention. In fact, among...
  • Crime (No Reports)

    03/29/2020 1:58:52 PM PDT · by rey · 13 replies
    29 Mar 2020
    What have you heard or noticed of crime in your area? I am in the north bay area of CA and the newspaper, news, and police sites are reporting absolutely nothing concerning crime. I know someone on a small town force and they said there is an uptick in crime. I know private security firms that are arming more of their officers, and someone on this site said there were armed security personnel at the local grocery. What is your knowledge and perception of crime during the lockdowns?
  • Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

    03/28/2020 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2020 | Robin McDowell and Margie Mason
    Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus. “We was like, ‘What? The cook?’” said Corey Young, who spoke to The Associated Press last week by phone from Rikers. He and others wondered if the chef had sneezed on trays or into the food. Some men later floated the idea of a hunger strike to protest. “I don’t want to eat nothing that...
  • America Needs A Recall Process For Governors, Mayors And Congress

    03/28/2020 4:20:26 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Gregg Updike
    Back in WWII, when we were still looking to win wars and solve things, our military and civilian leadership recognized that a certain number of peacetime generals and admirals were going to fail when the bullets started flying. History is replete with leadership failures on all levels when push comes to shove. Even taking out the subversive nature of many of today’s politicians, many otherwise good people are better than others at certain things. TV Streaming Plus Watch Your Favorite TV Channels For Free In WWII when military leaders failed, or didn’t meet expectations, basically two things happened: Culpable inefficiency...
  • Bureau of Prisons failed to monitor terrorist communications, IG report says

    03/25/2020 9:00:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 3/25/2020 | Jeff mordock
    The Bureau of Prisons failed to adequately monitor thousands of communications from more than 500 inmates with ties to terrorism, according to a Justice Department inspector general report released Wednesday. In the nearly 70-page report, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz wrote that the Bureau of Prisons did not take appropriate steps to review the mail, email, phone calls, video sessions and cellblock conversations of domestic and international terrorist inmates. For example, the bureau failed to flag a letter that a high-risk inmate received from his wife detailing her intent to compromise a staff member at his prison. The BOP also...

    03/25/2020 1:41:39 AM PDT · by 7thson · 12 replies
    A friend of mine directed me to these YouTube videos that deal with Q and Q ANON. I have watched all the videos and there is shocking information contained within them. There are also some statements that – for me – tend to cast doubt as to what the narrator is saying. It takes some time to watch these videos as they are 13 to 25 minutes in length. I believe there are elements of truth contained in these videos and some of what the narrator states tends to be conspiracy theory and wish fulfilment. I urge you to watch...
  • Colorado governor signs bill to repeal death penalty, commutes sentences for 3 on death row

    03/24/2020 6:53:09 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 11 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | Mar 23, 2020 | Blair Miller
    DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed the bill to repeal the state’s death penalty and commuted the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Polis had been expected to sign SB20-100 since the House passed it in late February and sent the measure over to his desk this month. Colorado is the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty. The three men on the state’s death row – Robert Ray, Sir Mario Owens and Nathan Dunlap – will now serve life in prison without parole...
  • Number of domestic violence hotline calls on the rise since self-isolation period started

    03/24/2020 3:40:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WCPO ^ | 3/23/20 | Kristen Swilley
    CINCINNATI - Local advocates said they are seeing an increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines since people began self-isolating due to coronavirus. With Ohio under a Stay At Home order Monday night, they worry things will only get worse. "We're really concerned about survivors right now," president and CEO of Women Helping Women, Kristin Shrimplin said. Cincinnati-based Women Helping Women works to combat gender-based violence. "We looked at a snapshot of what we were seeing with hotline calls just even last week compared to this week," Shrimplin said. "We're already starting to see about a 30% increase there."
  • Florida governor says negligence at an elder care facility with coronavirus cases could be criminal

    03/24/2020 12:42:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2020 | Hollie Silverman and Rosa Flores
    At least three coronavirus deaths and seven other cases in residents have been identified at Atria Willow Wood, a statement from the facility said Sunday. Test results were still pending for five other residents as of Sunday night, according to the statement. Governor DeSantis said during a press conference last week that the facility did not screen staff, cooks and construction workers prior to letting them enter, exposing hundreds of residents to the deadly virus...DeSantis said that a Department of Health investigation revealed that the incidents were "avoidable," and added that some people at the facility were "coughing up a...
  • Shut Down Order Assailed [semi-satire]

    03/23/2020 3:25:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 March 2020 | John Semmens
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order directing all but “life-sustaining” businesses to shut down has spurred objections from several sectors. The law firm of Costopoulos, Foster & Fields asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to allow the firm to reopen. “The governor’s order is so broad and sweeping, it is manifestly unconstitutional and illegal,” wrote William Costopoulos. “No work is more essential than defending our clients accused of crimes. The postponement of trials that has been offered as a justification for temporarily shutting down our office is not a sufficient remedy. Under our laws, the accused has the...