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  • 10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)

    05/29/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Stacy St. Clair
    Killings are double the figure for Memorial Day 2011 A man was shot dead near a raucous outdoor holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend. More than 40 shootings were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department. A department spokesman would not confirm the tally, saying several incidents were still under investigation and could...
  • Victim, suspect dead in Little Rock after burglary (Burglar kills neighbor checking on house)

    05/22/2012 3:45:30 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 22 MAY 12 | Staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say one person was found dead in a home and a possible suspect was killed by a Little Rock police officer after a burglary report. Little Rock police say two people were found shot in a home on Thayer Street at about noon on Tuesday. Officers driving to the house saw a man with a handgun and tried to make contact with him. Little Rock police spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis says an officer shot the man at least once, killing him. One of the people in the home was dead and the other was...
  • Toronto women slain in Atlantic City

    05/22/2012 10:34:25 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    brantfordexpositor.ca ^ | 05/22/2012 | Chris Doucette
    Two Toronto women visiting Atlantic City were stabbed to death Monday in what police believe was a botched attempted robbery. The victims, aged 47 and 80, were alive when an ambulance arrived about 10 a.m., but died from their wounds in the afternoon at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Antoinette E. Pelzer, 44, of Philadelphia, is charged with aggravated assault, and weapons and robbery offences. The accused woman’s mother has told some media her daughter suffered from schizophrenia and was likely off her medication.
  • Police: 2 Canadian Tourists Killed In Random Atlantic City Stabbing Attack

    05/22/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBS) – ^ | May 21, 2012 11:58 PM | Todd Quinones
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Two female tourists were stabbed to death in what appears to have been a random and unprovoked attack in Atlantic City Monday. At about 10 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City saw a 44-year-old woman, identified as Antoinette E. Pelzer, stabbing another woman. The officer drew his gun and ordered Pelzer to drop the knife. She complied and was taken into custody. Police say an 80-year-old woman and a 47-year-old woman, both Canadian residents, were stabbed multiple times in the upper body region and taken to...
  • Washington man severely beaten after littering comment

    05/22/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 83 replies
    Fox DC ^ | 5/14/2012
    <p>A Washington man was recovering in the hospital Monday after he suffered a vicious beating for asking someone to pick up their litter, myFOXdc.com reported.</p> <p>Police urged the public for help in tracking down the assailant, who remains at large.</p>
  • 2 of 4 suspects wanted in Tampa soldier beating arrested

    05/18/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT · by rarestia · 45 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | 18 May 2012 | Staff
    Tampa Police have announced two of four suspects wanted for the vicious beating of a Tampa soldier have been arrested. According to detectives, Army soldier Johnny Aparicio, 24, was walking east on Iowa Avenue in South Tampa on Sunday when he was approached and asked for a dollar. When Aparicio replied, three suspects hit him in the face and upper body, knocking him to the ground. A fourth suspect came running and joined in the beating. "The detective interviewed one of the suspects the very next day after the robbery and he told him to do his job and investigate,...
  • Spike in black on white crime covered up by media

    05/15/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Anthony Martin
    Those who depend solely on the mainstream media for their news might be surprised to know that there has been a major spike in racial crime in America this year. Media observers state that when it comes to news reports on the subject, citizens are rarely informed of the seriousness of the racial tension, except when it is a certain type of racial tension. When whites attack blacks the media is quick to report it. But according to national columnist Thomas Sowell, when blacks attack whites, somehow those particular news stories never see the light of day. Fox News personality...
  • FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime

    SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious. State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime. Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the meantime, FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood,...
  • 8 shot, 2 fatally, on South Side

    05/11/2012 6:25:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 11, 2012 | Heywood Hoffman and Peter Nickeas
    Two men were killed in an apparent drive-by attack in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Six others were wounded in five attacks later in the night.
  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via al.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...
  • Funeral One Day After Investigators Say The Killing Is Justifiable [Ja'Quares Walker]

    05/06/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    abc3340.com [AL] ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cory McGinnis
    BIRMINGHAM - AL - Family and friends are in mourning, the funeral service was held at Living Stone Temple church, community members tell me they're not too happy that no arrests have been made. During the service, Walkers family was overcome with emotion during the ceremony and had to step outside. Many mourners wore red, black and white t-shirts with walker's picture saying "In loving memory of Tez". Dr. Al B. Sutton Jr. led a sermon preaching out the book of mark and had a direct message to young adults as well as the parents in the building. "Our son's,...
  • DA meets with mother of [thug] Ja'Quares Walker; activist says questions remain [of course]

    05/10/2012 7:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    al.com [AL] ^ | May 08, 2012 | Jeremy Gray
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Shortly after holding a press conference this afternoon to say that authorities are not giving her the information she deserves about the shooting death of her 13-year-old son, Latonya Walker met with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls. Falls said Walker had not contacted him before she and community activist Frank Matthews held today's press conference. Falls said he met with her and Matthews today for 45 minutes. Normally, Falls said, the DA's office will not contact family members after a decision made not to file charges in a case. They never meet with family's of defendants...
  • U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE E.W. JACKSON HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE AT SITE OF NORFOLK MOB ATTACK

    05/09/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    Norfolk-May 8: E.W. Jackson will be holding a press conference at the corner of Brambleton and Church Ave in Norfolk (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza) near the site of the Norfolk Mob attack on two innocent Virginian Pilot reporters on April 14. Bishop Jackson will be challenging the community, the media and all levels of government from the President to City Council and School Board Members, to combat the “racializing” of incidents and the exploitation of those incidents for political purposes. He is inviting religious and political groups to unite in a vision of America where violence against innocent...
  • Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study

    05/04/2012 10:07:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 96 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2012 | Kerry Grens
    Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, a group known to be relatively free from allergies, according to a new study. "The rates are very, very low," said Dr. Mark Holbreich, the study's lead author. "So there's something that we feel is even more protective in the Amish" than in European farming communities. What it is about growing up on farms -- and Amish farms in particular -- that seems to prevent allergies remains unclear. Researchers have long observed the so-called "farm effect" -- the low...
  • Prosecutor Files Charges in Deadly Home Invasion(MO)

    05/02/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    kctv5.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | DeAnn Smith
    The terrified homeowner was on the ground with a gun pressed to her head. She managed to shoot the burglar. Now Jackson County prosecutors have charged his alleged accomplice with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree burglary. Dominique D. Richardson, 20, faces the murder charge because Missouri law allows accused accomplices to be charged with murder when a death occurs during the commission of a felony. The homeowner acted in self-defense and did not face any charges, authorities say. According to court documents, Richardson and Trevor Garms, 17, broke into a home in the 5800 block of...
  • Virgina Newspaper Waits 2 WEEKS to Report 'Black Crowd-On-White Couple' Attack

    05/01/2012 6:43:33 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 47 replies
    The Virginia Pilot ^ | May 01, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim. The victim's friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The...
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/27/2012 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 80 replies
    abc4.com ^ | Updated: 4/26 10:25 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm | Reported by: Don Hudson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • Hate Crime Charges for Alleged Oak Park Robber

    04/20/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Apr 19. 2012
    <p>Oak Park, Ill. - An 18-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime for his part in a robbery of a man on an Oak Park street this week.</p> <p>Alton L. Hayes III, of 1233 N. Woodbine Ave., was allegedly one of two people who attacked a man walking on the 600 block of North Kenilworth Avenue at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.</p>
  • Nurse charged in the shooting of Texas mom who 'died trying to save her baby'

    04/18/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/18/12 | foxnews/AP
    SPRING, Texas – Authorities say a 30-year-old woman admitted she shot a young mother and abducted her newborn son in a town near Houston. Verna McClain, a registered nurse, is charged with capital murder in the killing of Kala Marie Golden in Spring, Texas, which is north of Houston, Tuesday. Witnesses saw the shooter repeatedly shoot Golden and drive away with her 3-day-old son, Keegan. Authorities found Keegan late Tuesday night.
  • Police say Tampa store shooting was not self-defense

    04/17/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | 04/17/2012 | Jason Lanning
    What started as a self-defense shooting at a Tampa convenience store last month has turned into a murder investigation. Store owner Taquanda Shanti Baker, 32, is charged with filing a false police report, tampering/fabricating evidence and firing her weapon in an occupied dwelling to make it look like self-defense. The charges stem from a shooting last month at Baker’s Mini Mart on Armenia Avenue. Tampa Police say Baker completely made up a story about shooting and killing 16-year-old Quantavius Moore, who goes by Antonio. Three weeks ago, Baker told detectives she was working at a mini-mart and shot Moore because...
  • El Chico workers held in killing [Hoodies vs. white Hispanic hate crime alert]

    04/17/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    CWArkansas ^ | 0432 hrs 17 APR 2012 | By Andy Davis
    El Chico workers held in killing 2 robbed LR eatery, 2 helped plan, police say; co-worker shot LITTLE ROCK — Four restaurant employees face capital murder charges after they were arrested Monday in connection with a robbery the night before of a west Little Rock El Chico in which another employee was shot and killed.Kiywuan Perry, 23, of Little Rock; his brother Zeckeya Perry, 19, of North Little Rock; Quantez Dobbins, 19, of Little Rock; [and his girlfriend] Kenya Smith, 19, of Little Rock also face charges of aggravated robbery and theft in the holdup of the restaurant on Breckenridge...
  • Caught on camera: Teen girl attacked during soccer game

    03/29/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT · by Ironfocus · 52 replies
    WBTV ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Chris Dyches
    An investigation is underway after video shows a teenage girl being assaulted during a high school soccer match. The attack happened during a soccer game between Chester High School and Lewisville High School on Monday evening around 5:30 p.m. The video, which was shot by WBTV's partner CN2 News, shows a player from Lewisville tripping and falling to the ground. The player, later identified as 18-year-old Annette McCullough who is a senior at Lewisville, then gets off the ground and punches a nearby Chester High school player. The teen victim is then dragged to the ground by her hair, while...
  • Police search for suspects after late-night armed robbery near Radford University (Hoodie Alert)

    03/26/2012 9:07:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies · 75+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Lerone Graham
    Police are seeking four men, three wearing black pants and black hoodies and another wearing a red shirt. Shortly before 1 a.m., Radford University sent a voicemail alert regarding a Tyler Avenue armed robbery that occurred last night. According to the alert, the robbery took place at 11:43 p.m. in the 500 block of Tyler Avenue. Police are seeking four men, three wearing black pants and black hoodies and another wearing a red shirt. The men were last seen running west away from campus, according to the alert. The Radford Police Department said Monday that the men allegedly knocked on...
  • Sharpton emcees racially-focused Sanford rally, warns against use of violence [Treyvon Martin]

    03/23/2012 6:14:31 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 MAR 12 | By Matthew Boyle
    SANFORD, Fla. — The Rev. Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host and liberal political figure, riled up a mostly-black Sanford, Fla., crowd on Thursday night in the wake of the killing of 17-year-old student Trayvon Martin. “Some people said to me in the media — ‘Let me get this straight,’ they said. ‘Reverend, it seems like there’s a lot of people who are angry — are you afraid of violence?’” Sharpton preached to the central Floridian crowd. “I said, ‘No. I’m afraid of the violence you already had.’” “Violence is killing Tray Martin,” Sharpton continued. “Don’t act like we are the...
  • 4 Amish Arrested on Alcohol Charges After Buggy Hits Cop Car

    03/12/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 3/12/2012 | NBC10
    Authorities in western New York say they've charged four young Amish adults with illegal possession of alcohol after their buggy collided with a police car responding to a report of a drinking party under way. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the crash occurred around 7:15 Sunday in the rural town of Sherman, near the Pennsylvania border in New York's southwest corner. Officials say deputies were responding to reports that people were drinking in several Amish buggies on a country road. As a patrol car arrived on the scene, one of the Amish buggies changed lanes, colliding...
  • Amish, Ok. Catholics, No. (HHS Mandate)

    03/11/2012 5:25:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 1+ views
    FaithfulCitizens ^ | March 9, 2012 | SR. MARYANN WALSH, USCCB
    BY SR. MARYANN WALSH, USCCBThe Amish are exempt from the entire health care reform law. So are members of Medi-Share, a program of Christian Care Ministry. Yet, when the Catholic Church asks for a religious exemption from just one regulation issued under the law – the mandate that all employers, including religious institutions, must pay for sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs – the Administration balks.The government respects the First Amendment that guarantees the right to freely exercise one’s religious beliefs, but only to a point. In the health care law it picks and chooses which beliefs it respects. The...
  • Nike shoe release sparks frenzy, frustration

    02/24/2012 5:46:05 AM PST · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | 2/24/12 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - A new series of Nike shoes has no shortage of fans. The Nike Air Foamposite One "Galaxy" was expected to be released Friday, and the $220 glow-in-the-dark sneakers already have sparked a melee at a Florida mall among hundreds waiting to get their hands on them, following the lead of other shoe-related security issues. The deep-purple and blue shoes are made from an extra-durable foamposite material. The soles glow in the dark and the canvas simulates an astronaut's training suit. Those hoping to score a pair at a mall in Prince George's County may be out of luck,...
  • Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

    02/13/2012 11:25:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 107 replies · 1+ views
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02-13-2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The FDA has won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh, raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington region, after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines, and he told his customers he'll shut his farm down altogether. The decision has enraged Mr. Allgyer's supporters, some of whom have been buying from him for six years and who say the government is interfering with their parental rights to feed their children. But the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a full investigation complete with a 5...
  • Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .

    01/28/2012 1:58:36 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Domine, da mihi hanc aquam! ^ | January 27, 2012 | Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, PhD
    In the editorial below, Archbishop Dolan makes an excellent point.  The gov't respects the religious consciences of a number of Christian groups in the US by exempting them from otherwise obligatory laws.  Why is it so difficult for B.O. to respect our 2,000 year old tradition of calling abortion murder and refusing to pay for it?   ObamaCare and Religious Freedom How about some respect for Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease? By [Archbishop] TIMOTHY M. DOLAN Religious freedom is the lifeblood of the American people, the cornerstone of American government. When the Founding...
  • Committee To Consider Reflective Tape On Buggies

    01/25/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies · 3+ views
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday that would allow slow-moving vehicles without motors to use reflective tape for safety purposes rather than the slow-moving vehicle signs. The bill by Sen. Ken Winters, a Murray Republican, and other senators, would also provide an alternative lighting system. The committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, two state representatives, Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat, and Ron Crimm, a Louisville Republican, spoke in favor of a similar measure in the House Transportation Committee. Crimm also has a bill that would allow use of lanterns on the...
  • Chicago police arrest 7 in filmed beating of teen

    01/18/2012 10:43:10 AM PST · by DemforBush · 43 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 1/18/12 | n/a
    CHICAGO (AP) — Seven teenagers were arrested Wednesday in the beating and robbery of a 17-year-old Chicago high school student that was filmed and posted online, city police said...
  • "Stop the Violence" reacts to shooting on MLK Day (Dual shootings after MLK march on MLK Dr, LR, AR)

    01/17/2012 8:39:35 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies
    Fox 16 (Little Rock, AR) ^ | 17 JAN 12 | Written by Hubert Tate
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in central Arkansas say an 18-year-old woman was shot and wounded when she was caught in the crossfire after she got into an argument at the city's Martin Luther King Day parade.</p> <p>"I called the police because I got scared you know," said witness Martha Fuentes.</p>
  • Amish men jailed over reflective triangle dispute

    01/14/2012 8:15:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 15 2012 | unknown
    A group of Amish men in western Kentucky have been jailed after refusing to put reflective triangles on the back of their horse-drawn carts. Jacob Gingerich was one of eight men sent to prison for a few days in September after ignoring state law that requires all slow-moving objects on the road to display reflective triangles. The group of Swartzentruber Amish men in rural Graves County, USA, refused to pay their fines and disobeyed orders from a judge, landing them in jail.
  • Amish men jailed for refusing to pay buggy fines

    01/12/2012 10:21:58 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies
    ap ^ | January 12, 2012
    MAYFIELD, Ky. - A group of Amish men were sent to jail in western Kentucky Thursday for refusing to pay fines for breaking a state highway law that requires their horse-drawn buggies to be marked with orange reflective triangles. The men have a religious objection to the bright orange signs, which they say are flashy and conflict with their pledge to live low-key and religious lives. ... "I totally understand your objection," the judge told Byler. "But you're in violation, and it's not up to me to change the law. It doesn't really matter what I think about any of...
  • Boy, 14, kills intruder after gang of FOUR men try to break into house

    01/05/2012 12:24:24 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 113 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7:28 PM GMT on 5th January 2012 | Paul Thompson
    Yet another teen has used deadly force to protect his home from intruders. Police in North Carolina revealed a 14-year-old boy shot dead an intruder attempting to break into his home while he and his sister were alone. The teen opened fire with a shotgun while his 17-year-old sister hid in a closet as a gang of men attempted to smash their way into their home. The incident took place two days before 18-year-old Sarah McKinley shot and killed an intruder breaking into her home in Oklahoma While on the phone with 911, the young mother shot and killed one...
  • 200 in rampage at Mall of America as brawls erupt in food court after rumors...

    12/27/2011 10:03:39 AM PST · by bkopto · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 27, 2011 | Craig McKenzie
    Ten people have been arrested after 200 young people rampaged through Minnesota's packed Mall of America on the busiest shopping day of the year. The mob sent frightened shoppers scrambling for safety as 10 fights broke out at the same time, forcing some stores to shut. Brawls started after rumours swept the mall in Bloomington that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting. A group of 50 youngsters were filmed on cell phone cameras throwing dining chairs at each other in the food court. Video captured police officers walking with their guns drawn, but they later said this was in...
  • Errant Bullet Travels 1.5 Miles, Kills Amish Girl

    12/20/2011 9:38:28 AM PST · by TSgt · 310 replies
    WLWT ^ | 12:01 pm EST December 20, 2011 | WLWT
    FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio -- An Ohio sheriff says a man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle accidentally shot and killed a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away. Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly said Tuesday that the accident occurred Thursday night when a man fired his loaded rifle to clean it. He says the victim, Rachel Yoder of Fredericksburg, was nearly 1.5 miles away when she was shot in the head. No charges have been filed. Yoder was shot while traveling to her home in adjacent Wayne County, between Columbus and Akron. She was riding alone after attending...
  • Sheriff: Ohio man cleaning gun killed Amish girl

    12/20/2011 4:16:41 PM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 5:50 PM EST
    A man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun into the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away, a sheriff said Tuesday.
  • FBI arrests 7 Amish on hate crimes charges (not satire)

    11/23/2011 3:51:21 PM PST · by americanophile · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 23, 2011 | CBS News
    MILLERSBURG, Ohio - The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to "cleanse them," federal authorities said as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish. Authorities raided the group's compound in eastern Ohio on Wednesday morning and arrested seven men, including group leader Sam Mullet and three of his sons. Several members of the group carried out the attacks in September and October by forcefully cutting the beards and hair...
  • FBI arrests 7 Amish men on hate-crime charges

    11/23/2011 1:32:43 PM PST · by Saint Reagan · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Muskal
    FBI agents on Wednesday raided an Ohio compound and arrested seven Amish men on hate charges in connection with haircutting attacks on other members of the usually isolated Christian religion. [. . .] All are charged with conspiring to carry out a series of assaults over the last few months on Amish men and women, cutting off their beards and head hair with scissors and battery-powered clippers. The acts were especially heinous to the Amish who believe there is a biblical injunction to shaving when men marry. If convicted, the suspects face up to life in prison, the government said.
  • WATCH: Sickening attack on subway passenger who confronted spitting thugs

    11/17/2011 9:27:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2011 | C.J. SULLIVAN
    A valiant straphanger who confronted three thugs for spitting on the train was beaten as laughing passengers filmed the sickening attack. Daniel Endara, 25, was coming home from his birthday celebration on Nov. 8 when the trio barged onto the L-train and harassed fellow riders near the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues Station in Brooklyn, authorities said.
  • Inside the world of the Amish 'beard cutters' (great photos)

    11/08/2011 12:55:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    He takes the wives of men who upset him and cast them out to the chicken coop in the bitterest of winters while ruling his cult with an iron fist. It may sound like something from biblical times, it is accusations which have been made against Amish bishop Sam Mullet, 66, who is said to have been behind the beard cutting gang who are due to go on trial for aggravated burglary and kidnapping. The recent bizarre attacks have thrust this ferociously private community into the spotlight, with horror stories emerging of rape, beatings, brainwashing and kidnapping. A former member...
  • Bond denied for three in Chicago store shootout that left 4 dead(IL)

    11/07/2011 4:24:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 5 November, 2011 | NA
    CHICAGO — Three men were ordered held without bond Saturday, charged in a Wednesday shootout that left four people dead, including a security guard from Hobart, in a Far South Side Altgeld Gardens store. The shootout happened during an attempted armed robbery inside The Connect, a department-type store in the 500 block of East 130th Street, police said. At least one of several would-be robbers exchanged gunfire with the security guard, Michael Banks, 30, of 3958 Willow St., Hobart, authorities said. Eric O’Neal, 18, Devon Walker, 18, and Alfred Spikes, 20, all of Chicago, were each charged with four counts...
  • Halloween in the French Quarter-15 Shot 2 Dead

    11/01/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Times Picayune ^ | 11-01-11 | Clear Blue Sky
    A shooting on Bourbon, at St. Louis Street, in the French Quarter about 12:30 a.m. injured seven people and killed a 25-year-old man. All of the victims were caught in the crossfire when two people began to shoot at each other in a crowd of costumed revelers celebrating Halloween, police said.
  • Amish Haircutting Mob Now Under Investigation By The FBI

    10/27/2011 5:17:15 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 31 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Oct 27 2011 | Jillian Rayfield
    Federal officials are investigating a wave of hair-cutting attacks by members of the Amish community in Ohio, CNN reports. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson confirmed to CNN that the FBI is investigating the attacks, which led to the arrest of five members of the Bergholz clan, a breakaway Amish gang. According to officials, in a series of six incidents, members of the clan would break into the homes of mainstream Amish, and cut off their hair and beards, which are symbols of faith in the Amish community. The men were charged with aggravated burglary and kidnapping. The Bergholz clan is headed...
  • Clerk at Del’s 24 Hour shop shoots, kills would-be robber who grabbed child

    10/19/2011 9:26:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 114 replies
    Naples News ^ | 18 OCT 11 | By VICTORIA MACCHI
    EAST NAPLES — A clerk at a landmark East Naples corner store shot and killed a man Tuesday as he attempted to rob the family-run shop and flee with her 1-year-old daughter. The man, whose name was not released, demanded money from Elizabeth Easterly, a clerk at Del’s 24 Hour Food Store, and then grabbed a stroller that held Easterly’s baby, said Del Ackerman, the store’s owner and Easterly’s grandfather. Easterly, 22, was alone during a shift change, running the shop with her 1- and 2-year-old daughters there, Ackerman said. “I almost lost my two babies,” Ackerman said of his...
  • Passenger: 'You're all going to die' (Shouts 'Allahu Akbar')

    10/19/2011 6:55:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 157 replies
    Amarillo.com ^ | October 18, 2011 | Joe Gamm
    Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683. “You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic. Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m. He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew. None of the 136 passengers...
  • Amish men refuse to pay fine, cite religious beliefs

    10/11/2011 5:57:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 87 replies · 2+ views
    www.wpsdlocal6.com ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Julie Collins
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. — Local Amish men say they aren't budging when it comes to state law. Four of the men appeared in a Graves County courtroom Monday for refusing to pay fines for not displaying a reflective triangle on their buggies. State law requires slow-moving vehicles to display the bright orange-red symbol. In August, eight men, including the four in court Monday, spent time in jail for refusing to pay the fines. The men said they're refusing to pay because the triangle is in direct violation of their religious
  • 4 Amish Men Charged In Bizarre Attacks

    10/10/2011 7:12:45 AM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    CBS Pittsburg ^ | 10-7-2011 | no byline
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Four Amish men have been arrested, charged in one of four bizarre attacks on other Amish people. The attackers barge into homes and use scissors to cut the beards and hair of the victims.