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  • Boston Bomber Linked to 9/11 Anniversary Murder of Jews

    05/24/2013 5:21:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 24, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Boston Bomber Linked to 9/11 Anniversary Murder of JewsPosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 24, 2013 @ 12:32 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Early Wednesday morning, Chechen immigrant Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead at his Orlando apartment while being questioned by an FBI agent and other law enforcement officials about his connection to Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Law enforcement sources report that Todashev was initially cooperative, but became violent as he was about to sign a written statement confessing to a triple homicide allegedly committed by himself and Tsarnaev. “The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and...
  • Poll: Increasing Number of Massachusetts Residents Say ‘Immigration’ and ‘Migrants’ Top Issue

    04/16/2024 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/16/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    An increasing number of Massachusetts residents have indicated that “migrants/immigration” is the most important issue for state leaders to address. A CommonWealth/GBH News poll conducted between March 21 and 29 by the MassINC Polling Group, surveyed 1,002 Massachusetts residents about which issues they felt were the most pressing in their state. The poll had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
  • Boston Marathon bomber fighting to keep prison funds as donations keep rolling in.

    04/16/2024 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.16.2024 | Breck Dumas
    The man convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is fighting to keep federal prosecutors from seizing the funds he has accumulated in his prison canteen account. The Boston Herald reported an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 30, filed an appeal seeking to stop the feds in Boston from taking the $4,200-plus in Tsarnaev's account,
  • Illegal migrant, 20, is arrested for child rape in Massachusetts after district court IGNORED request to detain him

    04/16/2024 1:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/16/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    An illegal migrant accused of the rape of a child under 16 in Massachusetts was finally arrested by immigration authorities after a local district court ignored a request to detain him. The Boston ERO (Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations) has often been critical of the state's various liberal municipalities for allowing migrants convicted of repulsive crimes to go free despite their requests to keep them detained amid one of the largest migrant crises in US history. The unnamed 20-year-old, a Brazilian national, was arrested by Border Patrol on July 28, 2021 after he and his mother entered the US...
  • OP-ED: A new puritanism is turning Catholics into Salem's witches

    10/01/2023 11:19:44 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 26 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2023 Updated 20 hrs ago | Kathleen Parker
    Religious persecution is nothing new to Massachusetts. But the commonwealth’s recent denial of a Catholic couple’s application to become foster parents because of their faith is a notable variation on the mass hysteria that once sent “witches” to the executioner.... In this instance, Michael and Catherine “Kitty” Burke were told they weren’t qualified to be foster parents unless they vowed to support a child should he or she someday identify as “LGBTQIA.” Talk about a litmus test. In fact, during a rigorous interview process with a social worker to determine their fitness as foster parents, the Burkes said they would...
  • The Dark Haunted History of the Cursed Town of Black River Falls, Wisconsin

    08/04/2019 10:52:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 46 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | August 4, 2019 | Brent Swancer
    The Dark Haunted History of the Cursed Town of Black River Falls Brent Swancer August 4, 2019 Every once and a while a place will pop up that seems to draw to it an inordinate amount of strange phenomena and strangeness. It is not always clear why this should be, but looking at thier histories and records it can clearly be seen that they have been host to more oddness than most, as if weird forces are drawn to them. One such bizarre place is a small town in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, which for around a decade in...
  • New Salem Witch Trials exhibit focuses on victims' stories

    09/29/2023 7:57:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WGBH ^ | September 29, 2023 | Diego Lopez, Arun Rath
    Witches are a big deal in Salem's modern culture. The city's association with witchcraft has been capitalized on from films like 1993's "Hocus Pocus" to the annual Halloween festivities that draw in nearly a million visitors throughout the month of October. But something often left out of conversations about the 17th century Salem Witch Trials is that the victims were real people who, along with their families, suffered a great injustice at the hands of their community. A new exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum is recontextualizing the witch trials from a human perspective: "The Salem Witch Trials: Restoring Justice"....
  • The Last Salem Witch Is Finally Pardoned - 329 Years Later

    05/27/2022 9:55:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Fri, May 27, 2022, | Gino Spocchia
    The last Salem “witch” to be exonerated has been pardoned more than 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft as part of the Salem Witch Trials. On Thursday, Massachusetts lawmakers exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr of witchcraft, making her the last “witch” to be pardoned. Between 1692 and 1693, dozens of women were hanged for witchcraft and hundreds more were accused of being “witches” at the trials in Salem.
  • 1688: Goodwife Ann Glover, Salem trial run

    11/16/2020 4:07:26 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies ^ | November 16, 2013 | Headsman
    On this date in 1688, colonial Boston hanged its last witch … or, its first Catholic martyr. Goodwife Ann Glover was an Irishwoman who had been among some 50,000 Catholics deported to Barbados* by Oliver Cromwell during the 1650s. 1688 finds her with a daughter, desperately poor, as housekeepers in Boston to one John Goodwin and his family. After one of Goodwin’s daughters accused the Glovers of stealing some linen, the daughter got cussed out and — per Cotton Mather’s credulous account of the washerwoman’s devilry — “visited with strange Fits, beyond those that attend an Epilepsy or a Catalepsy,...
  • 1692: The Salem witch trials’ last hangings

    09/22/2020 7:14:07 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies ^ | September 22, 2014 | Headsman
    This date in 1692 saw the last executions of the Salem witch trials. Eight souls hanged from sturdy trees at Gallows Hill on the occasion: Mary Easty (or Eastey) Alice Parker Mary Parker Ann Pudeator Wilmot Redd Margaret Scott Samuel Wardwell As well as: Martha Corey, days after her husband Giles was horribly pressed to death for refusing to recognize the court’s legitimacy by lodging any plea This group of mostly older women (and one man who married an older widow) had, like their predecessors over the course of 1692, been the victims of wailing children charging them (with afflicted...
  • 1692: Bridget Bishop, the first Salem witch hanging

    06/09/2020 10:01:37 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies ^ | June 10, 2010 | Headsman
    On this date in 1692, the pious folk of Salem, Mass., hanged their first witch. Local bawd Bridget Bishop, pushing 60 and onto her third husband, was a natural target for the emergent civic insanity. She liked living it up down at the tavern with a red bodice and the occasional game of shuffleboard. When she entered the courtroom, all the little brats with the sorcery stories (strangers to the accused before all this started) fell down and howled. When the Salem goodwives were tasked with groping her for bodily disfigurements that might be a witches’ mark, they...
  • Were witches burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials?

    10/21/2019 8:14:57 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 47 replies ^ | UPDATED:SEP 1, 2018 ORIGINAL:AUG 13, 2014 | EVAN ANDREWS
    In January 1692, a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts became consumed by disturbing “fits” accompanied by seizures, violent contortions and bloodcurdling screams. A doctor diagnosed the children as being victims of black magic, and over the next several months, allegations of witchcraft spread like a virus through the small Puritan settlement. Twenty people were eventually executed as witches, but contrary to popular belief, none of the condemned was burned at the stake. In accordance with English law, 19 of the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were instead taken to the infamous Gallows Hill to die by...
  • Salem witch trial victims are honored in two different communities on the 325th anniversary of...

    07/19/2017 11:02:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 19, 2017 | Reporter and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Salem witch trial victims are honored in two different communities on the 325th anniversary of the tragedy Two communities in Massachusetts where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 honored the victims on Wednesday. The ceremonies in Salem and Danvers comes 325 years to the day when Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged at a site in Salem known as Proctor's Ledge. It was the first of three mass hangings at the spot. The 20th victim was crushed to death. Salem unveiled a memorial at noon on...
  • 6 Ways The Salem Witch Trials Were Fairer Than Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry

    10/11/2019 5:36:54 AM PDT · by tlozo · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 10, 2019 | Adam Mill
    Attorney Greg Jarrett recently wrote, “It is Pelosi and Schiff who are abusing the power of impeachment in their latest ‘witch hunt.’” This is wildly historically inaccurate. Jarrett should immediately apologize to the memory of the prosecutors of the 17th-century Massachusetts witch trials. This is because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff are currently running their Ukraine impeachment farce with far less due process than the superstitious and backwards legal system offered the “witches” of Salem. Below are a few examples of how Jarrett has unfairly slandered the jurisprudence of 17th-century Massachusetts. 1. The Right to Be Informed...
  • Giuliani: Salem witch trials are fairer than Dems' impeachment probe

    10/09/2019 7:41:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Fox News Youtube ^ | 10/9/2019
    President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani breaks down the media's Ukraine errors on 'Hannity.' #Hannity #FoxNews
  • Seizure of Cohen Records Akin to Salem Witch Trials, McCarthyism

    04/10/2018 7:49:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 4/10/18 | Raoul Felder
    On Monday, the FBI raided offices of Michael Cohen, Esq. to get the lawyer’s records, all his client records, business records, memos to the file, etc. what happened yesterday is appalling. As working lawyers, most of us have within our files our own memos dealing with information on the private lives of husbands, wives, messy family disputes, with all kinds of claims and cross claims, in criminal; cases of defendants (guilty and innocent), corporate people (naughty and nice), etc. Everyone has a right to counsel and to exercise their attorney-client privilege, and everyone has a right to be honestly and...
  • Exclusive: Dems Are On The ‘Greatest Witch Hunt Since Salem,’ According To Donald Trump Jr [VIDEO]

    02/04/2018 3:12:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/18 | Ginni Thomas
    Donald Trump Jr. “can’t help but think” the team of Democratic donors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team are on a “witch hunt,” according to an exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.“In fact, it’s the greatest witch hunt since Salem,” Trump said in the January interview. He explained that the media has staked its credibility on the notion that Russian collusion has to be real. They have pushed this narrative for so long , they need it to be true, and they will do whatever it takes to make it so.After a major investment of time and...
  • The Salem Witch Trials and the Social Justice Warrior Hysteria

    04/19/2016 2:39:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ace
    Just a note: We often think of the men who conducted the Salem witch trials. They were the judges and jurors. But they weren't the accusers. The accusers were a nine year old girl, an eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old girl. It's important to remember that. Young people, especially young girls in a male-dominated society, may feel powerless. And may feel more acutely any ambient paranoia in a community. Immature people of all genders and ages might be prone to this. Lodging a hysterical accusation suddenly makes the powerless powerful, and the marginally noticed suddenly the...
  • Liberal School District IMPLODES After Culture War Fiasco

    04/12/2024 12:31:13 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2024 | Young Turks (Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian)
    A middle school in Massachusetts found itself embroiled in a massive culture war. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Amherst, in western Massachusetts, is the nexus of four liberal-arts colleges and a major public university. It is home to about forty thousand people, including a fluctuating population of undergraduates and grad students. On its woodsy, winding residential streets, Black Lives Matter and “In This House . . .” signs sprout alongside native gardens of holly, bayberry, and mountain laurel. In the 2020 election, more than ninety per cent of the town’s voters went for Joe Biden....
  • Tanks for the memories, Duke: Legacy? Is that really the right word when you’re discussing Dukakis?

    04/10/2024 8:12:31 AM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies ^ | April 10, 2024 | Howie Carr
    My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. “You are invited to join the Northeastern community for a special celebration honoring Michael S. Dukakis.” But someone eventually did send it along to me, and tomorrow’s “celebration” will of course be the social event of the season – NOT! M. Stanley Dukakis is 90 years old now, 33 years after his retirement from politics due to ill health – the voters got sick of him. But how can we miss the Duke when he won’t go away? The featured session, as it’s described, is entitled “Succession: Governors’ Reflections on the...