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  • Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to 'join the jihad,' is indicted

    02/07/2018 7:10:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year. Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, was charged in federal court for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda, lying to the FBI and arson, Fox 9 reported. She was initially arrested Jan. 17 after she set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul. The Minneapolis woman admitted to investigators that she started the fires...
  • Vandals Damage, Set Fire to West Pasadena’s Historic Church of the Angels

    01/17/2018 5:55:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Pasadena Now ^ | 1/13/18
    A 129-year-old, strikingly beautiful West Pasadena church suffered major damage and the loss of at least one significant historical statue after a vandal or vandals broke in early Saturday morning, spray painted graffiti, destroyed property and set fire to the structure. Although the fire was quickly extinguished by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the Church of the Angels, at 1100 Avenue 64, suffered major damage from the assault, Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said. The fire was reported by a 911 caller in the neighborhood who saw smoke at about 2:20 a.m. A Los Angeles Fire Dept. spokesperson...
  • Arson Damages Historic 129-Year-Old Pasadena [CA] Church

    01/14/2018 8:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 01/13/2018
    A fire damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning in Pasadena and statues outside the building were defaced, prompting an arson investigation. ...House of Worship Task Force also was summoned to investigate, according to Bastman. “At this time investigators are not calling this a hate crime, but referring to it as arson, graffiti, vandalism and a burglary,” said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. The building, which was built in 1889, is the oldest church along the Arroyo Seco waterway, according to the church’s website.
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Créteil to the south east of Paris in France’s Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Créteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...
  • During the War of 1812, on this date in 1813

    12/30/2017 12:10:07 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 24 replies
    British Major General Rialls, 1000 British Regulars and 400 Indian allies cross the Niagara River. They attack 2100 New York State Militia under the command of Major General Hall. After a short fight, the militia withdraws (by some accounts run). The British troops put the torch to the villages of Buffalo and Black Rock, burning all but 4 out of 150 buildings. Also burned are 4 ships tied up there. The British and their Indian allies withdraw to Canada.
  • Neighbor charged with setting fire to Leominster house (Mass.)

    12/21/2017 7:47:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    (Worcester, MA) Telegram and Gazette ^ | December 19, 2017 | Kim Ring
    LEOMINSTER - After their futon caught fire, Paul Legere and his fiancee, Rosemary Allen, wondered whether they’d left something near it that started the blaze. After another fire in their house nine days later, they had a different suspicion. And after a third fire this week, they were in court to see a neighbor facing an arson charge.
  • Accused Bear Fire Arsonist Tells Santa Cruz DA 'You're Next'

    11/01/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 1, 2017 | Amy Larson
    A Boulder Creek man who is charged with intentionally causing the 400-acre Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains pleaded not guilty to 11 felonies in court Tuesday. Marlon Coy mouthed the words "You're next," to Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell and glared at the top prosecutor. Outside the courtroom, when asked about it by KSBW, Rosell said, "bring it on." Coy, 54, is charged with arson causing great bodily injury to firefighters, arson of an inhabited structure or property, arson of a forest, looting an evacuated house, and brandishing a firearm. The Bear Fire in Boulder Creek...
  • ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

    10/19/2017 8:28:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Oct 2017 | Michelle Moons
    WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,”...
  • Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Sonoma

    10/17/2017 9:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | October 16, 2017 | THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT
    A man suspected of arson was arrested at Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma on Sunday afternoon after he was seen leaving a creek bed where a fire was burning, authorities said. Three Sonoma County Probation officers patrolling the area because of ongoing fires in the region noticed Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, walking out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him, Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Sheriff’s Deputy John Grohl was called to the scene and extinguished the fire, which was then completely doused by Sonoma Valley Fire Protection District personnel. Gonzalez was wearing a trench...
  • ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

    10/17/2017 6:42:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/17/17 | Chriss W. Street
    The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa...
  • "PG&E shares spike after suspected wildfires arsonist is arrested in Northern California"

    10/17/2017 4:58:56 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNBC
    "Shares of California utility PG&E rose 7.51 percent Tuesday on word about a suspected arsonist arrested in Sonoma County."
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock's Younger Brother Is Wanted by Cops

    10/05/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 5, 2017
    Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has a younger brother who has a warrant out for his arrest, albeit for something far less menacing ... TMZ has learned. 57-year-old Bruce Paddock is wanted in L.A. County, according to docs, and it stems from one of his laundry list of violations. Paddock was busted for vandalism in 2014 -- he jacked up a moving company's property. Paddock pled no contest and got 150 hours of community service, but kept trying to get it reduced. When he no-show'd for a 2016 court date, the judge issued the bench warrant. We broke the story...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • We Need Conservatives to Fight Climate Change

    09/12/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | September 12, 2017 | By Noah Smith
    <p>The unprecedented hurricanes that have hit Texas and Florida, and the wildfires that have rampaged across California, seem to be pushing some reluctant conservatives from climate change skepticism to acceptance of reality. If so, that's great, because they're uniquely positioned to do something about it.</p>
  • Progressives Gone Wild? Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized in Chicago

    08/18/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    All statues must go—even ones erected to the president who led the effort to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. The president who kept this country together during one of the most turbulent time in our history. He’s our greatest president full stop. And yet, someone decided to vandalize Abraham Lincoln in Chicago (via NBC Chicago): An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said."What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism," Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the...
  • Alderman says Lincoln bust in West Englewood burned [witness: statue already burned July 4]

    08/18/2017 12:08:14 AM PDT · by Fedora · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 08/17/2017 | Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
    Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of emboldening vandals to set fire to a bust of Abraham Lincoln that has stood as a symbol of freedom in West Englewood for nearly a century. . .A West Englewood resident interviewed Thursday speculated that some burn damage to the Lincoln bust may have been caused by fireworks set off on July 4th.“People were out partying on the 4th of July and lighting fireworks off of it,” said Christopher Jackson, 22, who lives two blocks from the statue and saw the revelers also light newspapers on fire on top...
  • Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’

    08/17/2017 8:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any...
  • Abraham Lincoln Monument Torched In Chicago

    08/17/2017 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Douglas Ernst
    Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any...
  • How Baltimore Quietly Became the Coolest City on the East Coast

    07/28/2017 6:41:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Travel and Leisure ^ | July 26, 2017 | David Amsden
    There's much more to Charm City than what you've seen on The Wire. Even as racial tensions make headlines in this famously blue-collar town on the Chesapeake, slick waterfront projects and farm-to-table dining have arrived along with a new, younger generation of residents set on building the place they want to live in. One native Marylander travels to the city he first knew as a kid to meet the doers and dreamers driving Baltimore's next act.