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  • Get a warrant!

    04/10/2024 7:40:06 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 10 | Sen. Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee Don’t fall for the hyperbole. The sky is not about to fall. We must not allow for a “clean”reauthorization of FISA 702. We must continue to fight until we can attach a warrant requirement to FISA 702. Get a warrant!
  • GOP-led county neighboring NYC to deputize private citizens; Dems blast 'militia initiative'

    04/10/2024 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/24 | Michael Ruiz
    The Republican leader of a suburb bordering New York City has Democrats up in arms over a plan to deputize private citizens for emergency situations. County Executive Bruce Blakeman has continued to irk opponents on the issues of crime and women's rights as he seeks to wrestle control of the state capital and give his constituents a greater say in local policy. I don't think you can depend on Albany or Washington, D.C., because they're more interested in giving away billions of dollars to migrants who are unvetted and bringing them to our communities than they are in protecting our...
  • Black Lives Matter offshoot embraces anti-Semitism, engages with terrorists

    01/03/2017 5:02:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-30-16 | Paul Miller
    Over the Christmas weekend, Chicago surpassed the 750-murder mark for 2016. But as blacks lay dying on the streets of Chicago’s South and West Sides, a Black Lives Matter offshoot is more interested in traveling overseas to learn “resistance” from terrorists. The Dream Defenders bills itself as “an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing.” But an investigation conducted by the Haym Salomon Center reveals the group’s embrace of anti-Semitism and collaboration with a State Department-designated terror group. In August, Black Lives Matter singled out Israel for condemnation, declaring it an “apartheid” state engaged in “genocide.” These...
  • Texas ordered to remove Rio Grande floating barrier, Gov. Greg Abbott promises to appeal

    09/06/2023 6:02:26 PM PDT · by thegagline · 132 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/06/2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    Texas must remove the floating barrier buoys the state placed in the Rio Grande River to deter illegal immigrant crossings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday — but Gov. Greg Abbott wasted no time in announcing he’d appeal. District Court Judge David Ezra ordered the wrecking ball-sized buoys be taken away by next Friday and banned the Lone Star State from adding any other structures in the Rio Grande — the international boundary between the US and Mexico in Texas — without prior approval from the feds. Soon after Ezra’s ruling Abbott released a statement, vowing that “Texas will appeal.” “This...
  • Hundreds of military promotions are on hold as Republican senator demands end to abortion policy

    09/06/2023 9:56:47 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 6, 2023 | KEVIN FREKING and TARA COPP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense officials are accusing Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville of jeopardizing America's national security with his hold on roughly 300 military promotions, raising the stakes in a clash over abortion policy that shows no signs of easing. Tuberville brushed off the criticism, vowing he will not give in. “We're going to be in a holding pattern for a long time,” he said, if the Pentagon refuses to end its policy of paying for travel when a service member goes out of state to get an abortion or other reproductive care. It's a classic Washington standoff with rippling...
  • Pregnant Woman Shoots Potential Robber At Houston Gas Station

    06/30/2023 7:26:48 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 9 replies
    Fox 26 Houston ^ | 30 June 2023 | Fox 26 Houston
    From video description: HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a gas station and found a male and a female holding a suspect at gunpoint. The suspect, later identified as Mario Duque, had sustained several gunshot wounds.
  • Black mom-of-four, 35, is killed in front of her son, 9, by neighbor who complained about her children playing outside then shot at her through a door - but police are yet to make arrest because of 'stand your ground' law

    06/06/2023 5:20:47 AM PDT · by CFW · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/23 | Christian Oliver
    Calls are growing for the arrest of a woman accused of shooting dead her mother-of-four neighbor after she complained about the victim's children playing outside. The children of Ajike 'AJ' Owens were playing in a field near an apartment complex in Ocala, Florida, on Friday when her neighbor 'began yelling at them to get off her land and calling them racial slurs', renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. The children then accidentally left an iPad behind after leaving the field, Crump explained, before going back to fetch it. But the neighbor, a 58-year-old white woman, who was not named,...
  • Loading and Openly Carrying Gun in Own Yard Isn't Criminal Use of Deadly Force Under Florida Law

    05/25/2023 9:13:57 AM PDT · by CFW · 51 replies ^ | 5/24/23 | Eugene Volokh
    From Burns v. State, decided today by the Florida Court of Appeal, in an opinion by Judge Ed Artau, joined by Judges Cory Ciklin and Burton Conner: That a person's home is his or her "castle" is one of the most basic tenets of our jurisprudence. However, for Richard Burns …, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for openly carrying and loading his firearm in the yard of his own home, the "castle" our law entitled him to protect was relegated to a defenseless dungeon. We conclude that the trial court erred in denying his motion for immunity...
  • One in five US adults has had a family member killed by a gun: study

    04/11/2023 7:32:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 172 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/11/2023 | Olivia Land
    Nearly one in five adults in the US say they have a relative who was killed by a gun, a disturbing new study revealed Tuesday. The troubling statistic included death by suicide, according to the report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. A similar amount – 21 percent – of respondents said they had been personally threatened with a gun. The study also found that people of color were disproportionately impacted by gun violence, with three in 10 black adults and one-fifth of Hispanic respondents saying they have witnessed someone being shot. Thirty-four percent of black adults reported having a family...
  • MNPD: 3 students, shooter dead after shooting at Covenant School (Nashville, TN)

    03/27/2023 9:36:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 118 replies ^ | March 27, 2023 | Daniel Smithson
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Metro Police are investigating shooting Monday morning at The Covenant Presbyterian School. Three students and the shooter are dead, according to Metro Nashville Police. A student reunification is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Boulevard. An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead. Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd. — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 27, 2023 We are responding to an active aggressor at 33 Burton Hills Blvd Covenant School....
  • Arizona rancher, 73, is charged with murder after shooting dead Mexican migrant, 48, on his land who had history of illegal crossings into US and multiple deportations: Judge refuses to reduce $1M bail despite plea his wife is alone

    02/06/2023 6:14:54 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 117 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2023 | MELISSA KOENIG
    An Arizona rancher has been charged with first-degree murder and had his bail set at a whopping $1million for fatally shooting a Mexican citizen on his property. George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested following the January 30 fatal shooting of Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, 48, on his ranch in Kino Springs, just a mile and a half north of the US-Mexico border. Authorities are still investigating the fatal shooting, with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's chief deputy saying it does not appear that Kelly knew Cuen-Butimea ahead of the shooting.
  • Road-Rage Killer Tries to Claim ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense, Cries ‘Racism’ When It Fails [GA]

    09/21/2022 9:00:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Headline USA ^ | September 20, 2022 | By Ben Sellers
    'It’s unreal how he was treated just because he’s a little bit more tan than I am....' Marc Wilson / PHOTO: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office (Ben Sellers, Headline USA) As desperately trailing Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams scrambles for a winning message to avoid yet another defeat at the hands of Gov. Brian Kemp, activists are using a road-rage killing as a rallying cry to attack the state’s self-defense laws. On Aug. 31, William “Marc” Wilson, a 21-year-old biracial black man, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year-old Haley Hutcheson. Wilson claimed that a pickup truck...
  • Prosecutor: Shooting home invader in the back isn't self-defense

    06/15/2022 4:13:45 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 77 replies
    NH Union Leader ^ | June 14, 2022 | Mark Hayward
    Family members of murder defendant Isaiah Rivera-Perez and shooting victim Jaiden Connor filled nearly every seat in a Hillsborough County Superior Court hearing room Tuesday morning as a trial opened that will hinge on the state’s self-defense law. Homicide prosecutor Nicholas Chong Yen showed the jury a home security video that captures Connor, 17, running down Central Street and collapsing, where police found him with a bullet hole in his back. “He shot Jaden Connor in the back. He shot Jaden Connor while Jaden was running away from him,” said Chong Yen, an assistant New Hampshire attorney general. “That is...
  • Homeowner kills 2 intruders, holds 2 more at gunpoint for police

    05/17/2022 5:04:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies ^ | May 16, 2022 | Dirk Rowley
    <p>AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) — An Auburn homeowner shot two suspected armed intruders dead and held two more at gunpoint early Sunday.</p><p>It was just before 6 a.m. when four people reportedly broke into a home at 1650 S.R. 8, near the Walmart Distribution Center on Auburn’s far west side.</p>
  • Remember this Texas ‘self-defense’ shooting… No charges will be filed…

    04/05/2022 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 185 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on April 5, 2022 12:06 pm
    VIDEO at link................ Update — No charges will be filed… YOUR THOUGHTS? SELF DEFENSE? 2ND DEGREE MURDER? 1ST DEGREE? Stand your ground? Castle Doctrine?.......................
  • Who’ll Shoot First? How Relaxed Gun Rules Fuel a ‘Small Arms Race’ (mild barf alert)

    03/20/2022 7:56:57 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 37 replies
    The Crime Report ^ | March 18, 2022 | Andrea Cirpiano
    A handful of high-profile cases has sparked a larger public debate about the impact of self-defense laws. The acquittal of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse of homicide charges stemming from his killing of two people who allegedly threatened him during a protest, and the conviction of three men for murdering Ahmaud Arbery because they believed he was a robber, have fueled fears that certain states’ gun-use and self-defense laws effectively invite malicious individuals — “including vigilantes and white supremacists” — to kill with impunity. According to law professors Guha Krishnamurthi of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Peter Salib of...
  • Wife of Chad Read releases video of deadly shooting

    11/25/2021 8:45:32 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 125 replies
    Everything Lubbock ^ | 11 24 2021 | Staff
    On Wednesday, the wife of Chad Read, a man shot and killed November 5, released the video of the confrontation leading up to and the shooting itself. The video was released by attorney Matthew L. Harris, who is representing Read’s widow, Jennifer. It was released in conjunction with a petition that seeks to take custody of Chad’s children from his ex-wife Christina Read. According to the release, the video depicts William “Kyle” Carruth shooting and killing Read during a confrontation. As of Wednesday, Carruth had not been arrested or charged with a crime. While his name was associated with...
  • Wrongful death suit dismissed, Collier County road rage shooter immune under 'Stand Your Ground'

    11/02/2021 7:58:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 29 October, 2021 | Rachel Helmann Mercader
    A man involved in a deadly road rage incident last year in Golden Gate Estates is immune from civil action under the “Stand Your Ground” law, a judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit Court in Collier County ruled. Circuit Judge Blake Adams dismissed a wrongful death suit on Friday, filed by the family of David Norgard, 24, of Golden Gate Estates, who died after he sustained two gunshot wounds to the chest near 16th Avenue Southwest and 23rd Street Southwest around 9 p.m. March 1, 2019. The shooter was cleared of criminal wrongdoing a few months after the incident by...
  • Intruder shot, killed after kicking in door, charging occupant with a knife

    05/09/2021 3:21:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | WKRG
  • WI: Kyle Rittenhouse Bond Hearing Held, DA Smears, Judge Corrects

    02/17/2021 4:43:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 February, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Screen shot from the hearing, cropped scaled and text added by Dean Weingarten On 11 February 2021, there was a hearing requested by the Kenosha District Attorney’s office in the self-defense case involving Kyle Rittenhouse. The shooting occurred during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August 2020. Judge Schroeder of Kenosha presided over the virtual hearing, which was done on Zoom. The hearing was contentious. Judge Schroeder schooled DA Thomas Binger on the law, bond procedure, and the facts several times during the hearing. In the end, the judge denied Binger’s requests and forbade the DA’s office from accessing...