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  • Two gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest [self defense in Texas]

    05/03/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    GARLAND, Texas — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night. The City of Garland said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer. Garland Police Department officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed, the statement said. The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest at the...
  • Florida father beats man he found raping his 11-year-old son, police say (Great Pic of Perp!)

    07/18/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by equalator · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-14-2014
    The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room." The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the father - who was not identified by police - told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. When asked by the 911...
  • Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested (at airport) in Sudan

    06/24/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 24, 2014
    Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman convicted of apostasy for abandoning Islam who was released from prison in Sudan yesterday, has been re-arrested, according to reports.Mrs Ibrahim, 26, was arrested with her family at Khartoum airport earlier today, according to the BBC. About 40 security agents are said to have detained her with her husband Daniel Wani and two sons. On Monday, Mr Wani, a US citizen, said the family intended to leave for the USA.Antonella Napoli, head of an Italian aid organisation, tweeted a photograph of her telephone text message exchange with the...
  • Trademark board rules against Redskins name

    06/18/2014 9:21:49 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-18-14
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal, which is likely. Redskins owner Dan Snyder has refused to change the team's name, citing tradition, but there has been growing pressure including statements in recent months from President Barack Obama, lawmakers of both parties and...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels 'Welcome Home, Bowe' Rally (Hailey, Idaho)

    06/04/2014 3:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/04/14 | Hasani Gittens, John Boxley
    A celebration in Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, planned for later this month has been cancelled in the wake of a firestorm of controversy over how the Army sergeant wound up as a Taliban captive. **SNIP** Town officials on Tuesday told NBC News that they had been deluged with hateful calls from people who don't think Bergdahl should be celebrated as a hero. In the Wednesday statement, the town said they had received about "100 correspondences" per day on the issue, both positive and negative. Hailey officials say they aren't cancelling because of any threat, but because of the...
  • White House, Democratic Senate shuts down government’s AMBER Alert child-abduction site.

    10/07/2013 6:39:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/6/2013 | Moe Lane
    This is what you get when you go to http://amberalert.gov/: For those unaware, the cache of the above site gives the following description of the AMBER Alert system: The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child. …unless, of course, there’s a government shutdown and the President doesn’t want to admit that the House...