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  • Convicted arsonist waits for new sentence ( Montana )

    08/20/2015 8:01:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | August 19, 2015 | PERRY BACKUS
    A Florence man charged with setting a series of fires nine years ago in Ravalli and Missoula counties that cost millions of dollars to fight was back in a Ravalli County court Wednesday. Jonah Mica Warr, 28, was recently released on probation after serving seven years of a 10-year federal prison sentence for setting the fires in 2006. Warr’s court troubles in Ravalli County date back to 2004 when he pleaded guilty before District Judge Jeffery Langton to a number of felony charges for possession of explosives and criminal mischief for blowing up mailboxes in the Florence and Stevensville areas....
  • Brooklyn boy, 10, charged with arson, mugging

    08/17/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Chelsia Rose Marcius, Laura Bult, Larry McShane
    His bad reputation is bigger than he is. A 10-year-old Brooklynite accused of mugging a 67-year-old grandma and torching a local business is “a one-kid crime wave . . . a very troubled young individual,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the alleged prepubescent pyromaniac said Thursday. The pint-sized perp, who’s yet to hit 5 feet tall, arrived Thursday for a Family Court hearing with his mother — who attacked a photographer, swinging her purse at him, as they left for home. “My son is awesome. He’s a good kid,” the mother snapped before heading off. “You paint him like...
  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house/called it a hate crime (TR)

    08/06/2015 7:20:13 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.06.2015 | James Dunn
    A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled. Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the $276,000 insurance pay out. But insurers American National Property and Casualty Company caught on to the ruse and accused the couple of faking the fire.
  • Jury finds Vonore lesbian couple intentionally set fire to home, claimed it was hate crime

    08/05/2015 6:44:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/4/15
    The community rallied behind a same-sex couple after their home burned to the ground, but in a twist, a jury found the couple intentionally set fire to their house.After five days, a jury found Carol Anne and Laura Stutte deliberately set fire to their home, blaming the fire on their neighbor. On May 13, 2011, the Stutte’s insurance company filed the lawsuit in federal court saying they found evidence the couple deliberately set fire to their property and claimed the insurance money.In September of 2010, the Stuttes said the fire was a hate crime after the word “queer” was spray...
  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • Why The Media Refuse To Connect Those Church Fires With Race (White privilege alert!)

    07/14/2015 2:16:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    TPM Cafe ^ | July 13, 2015 | Carolyn J. Davis
    “When it comes to church burnings, many African Americans see the difference between an official hate crime and an act of ‘vandalism’ as an issue of semantics, especially given the long, painful history of racists intentionally—and largely independently—setting fire to black churches all over the country,” – Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress In recent weeks, investigators have been examining the circumstances surrounding a series of fires at predominantly black, southern churches. While some of the more recent fires were ruled accidental, authorities found evidence for arson in at least three cases. Burning black churches has a long, well-documented history as a white...
  • Israeli police make arrests in 'Loaves and Fishes' church arson

    07/13/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015 | Oren Liebermann
    Israeli police made several arrests Sunday in connection with last month's arson at the historic Church of Multiplication, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said there was no immediate confirmation of the number of people arrested, but the investigation was led by the Israeli police unit that deals with crimes committed by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Christians believe the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee, is where Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 of his followers.
  • Israeli police arrest suspects in torching of Church

    07/12/2015 8:46:00 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    LidTime.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | LidTime.com
    A police investigation into last month’s arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha in the Galilee has seen a “new development”, Israeli media reported over the weekend. The Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is at the site where many Christians believe Jesus fed the 5,000 in the miracle of the five loaves and two fish. The Rabbis for Human Rights group said there have been 43 hate crime attacks against churches, mosques and monasteries in Israel and the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2009. ....
  • Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

    06/30/2015 12:10:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lindsey Bevar
    In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. Three of the fires are being investigated as arson.(excerpt)
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

    06/29/2015 7:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sam Sanders
    Investigators continue their examination of a fire at the Glover Grove Baptist Church of Warrenville, S.C. Fires damaged Glover Grove and some other black churches in the days following nine shooting deaths at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, raising concerns that the incidents were hate-inspired arsons. Now, in the case of Glover Grove, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released the following statement, saying it still doesn't know how the blaze started. "Based upon the scene examination and the evidence collected, agents were unable to determine an exact origin or fire cause. As a result, agents were unable to...
  • Fire At Black Church In North Carolina Ruled Arson

    06/25/2015 9:45:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | June 24, 2015
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators with the Charlotte Fire Department in North Carolina say a fire at a predominantly black church is arson.</p> <p>A statement from the fire department said it took about an hour Wednesday to get the fire at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church under control. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries.</p>
  • Church arson may scare pilgrims away from Israel

    06/18/2015 11:00:12 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 19 June 2015 | Ahiya Raved, Itay Blumenthal
    The investigation of the suspected arson at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes Thursday morning was transferred to the West Bank nationalist crime department, following suspicion that it was nationalistically motivated and a hate crime. Locals were shocked by the fire and graffiti sprayed on the wall - "and the idols will be cut down." ....
  • 'Israel's Burning Man' festival damages archaeological site

    06/18/2015 10:55:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    HaAretz ^ | 28 May 2015 | Roy Arad
    <p>Last weekend’s Midburn festival, the Israeli version of the Burning Man event in the United States, apparently violated one of Burning Man’s 10 principles: “Leave no trace.”</p>
  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.” Abdulwadi’s alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • Arrest warrant issued for suspect in quadruple murder at upscale DC home

    05/20/2015 8:48:01 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 86 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 05/20/15 | FoxNews
    Washington D.C. police issued an arrest warrant late Wednesday for a suspect in the murder of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and a family housekeeper in their home last week. The suspect is named as 34-year-old Daron Dylan Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police told the Washington Post that Wint is a native of Maryland, and they did not know his whereabouts.
  • D.C. couple was acting oddly before fire, police are told

    05/16/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Peter Hermann and Antonio Olivo
    The Savopoulos family was having a busy week. The husband was trying to get a new martial arts center in Chantilly, Va., ready for a grand opening, and he enlisted the help of one of his housekeepers. His wife was ill, and their 10-year-old son was recovering from injuries suffered in a go-kart crash. The days and hours leading up to the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, and two others believed to be their son and another housekeeper, came into sharper focus Saturday with new details from police records. They show attempts by friends and relatives to reach the...
  • Four dead after house fire in NW Washington (just north of the vice president’s residence)

    05/14/2015 7:39:21 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2015 | Peter Hermann, Justin Jouvenal and Roxanne Roberts
    The mysterious deaths of four people found in a burning house in Northwest Washington on Thursday afternoon prompted police to ask the public for help in investigating what they called a highly suspicious fire. Police said that three adults and a child, whose identities were not released, were found on the second floor of a home on Woodland Drive NW, just north of the vice president’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Police did not say how they died. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that detectives were trying to track the movements of a blue 2008 Porsche, with D.C....
  • Millionaire cybersecurity expert missing as Maryland mansion burned to rubble

    01/20/2015 8:29:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    An executive at ScienceLogic, a company used to monitor the online networks of the FBI and the Department of Defense, among others, were missing Monday after a four-alarm fire destroyed his 16,000-square-foot Annapolis home. Don Pyle, the chief operating officer at the Reston-based technology provider, and his wife Sandy, couldn’t be located, authorities said Monday. It took 85 firefighters nearly three-and-a-half hours to get the blaze under control and firefighters had yet to set foot inside the building, uncertain about its integrity, Monday afternoon. Neighbors told The Washington Times the Pyles’ grandchildren may have been staying with them for the...
  • One child and three adults found dead in suspected arson attack at million-dollar family home of CEO

    05/14/2015 6:56:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 5/14/15 | Mia De Graaf
    A child and three adults were found dead after a house fire in the affluent suburbs of Northwest D.C. that is being investigated as a homicide. The spacious $2 million family home, a short walk from Joe Biden's home on Embassy Row, is owned by Savvas Savopoulos, president and CEO of American Iron Works, the leading manufacturer of building works in the United States. Savopoulos, 46, lived with his wife Amy, two teenage daughters Abigail and Katerina, 10-year-old son Philip, and two house keepers in the exclusive neighborhood alongside numerous ambassadors. Friends of the Savopoulos family told DailyMail.com fourth-grader Philip...
  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 201 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Baltimore Is Getting The ‘Benghazi’ Treatment

    04/27/2015 1:13:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 3:38 pm, April 27th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As protests continued to escalate this weekend over the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was allegedly severed while in police custody, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the unlikely request that her police department “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.” This concept was expectedly mind-blowing to Rush Limbaugh, who called it “one of the most disqualifying statements ever made by a politician,” adding, “I mean, there’s no rational explanation for that.” The conservative radio host went on to say, “I don’t pretend to know what goes on in Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s mind.” But then, he quickly added,...
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Tackles Woman Trying to Set Person on Fire in Mill Valley

    04/06/2015 10:19:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 5, 2015
    A firefighter tackled a woman allegedly trying to set a person on fire in Mill Valley, and investigators are wondering if she might be responsible for a number of other crimes. Nai Feuy Saelor, 24, of Richmond was booked Sunday on charges of arson, assault with a caustic chemical and vandalism counts, according to Marin County jail records. Officers said an off-duty Marin County firefighter saw a woman throwing lighter fluid on a 50-year-old woman off Panoramic Highway on Mount Tamalpais. He then tackled the woman before she could set the victim on fire. "The sheriff's department took its samples...
  • Owners of Indiana pizza restaurant go into hiding (Media Corruption)

    04/04/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BCW · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04 APR 2015 | Rick Moran
    The explosion of hatred and threats against a family owned Indiana pizza restaurant who said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding have forced them to go into hiding and they may leave town permanently. A northern Indiana pizza shop that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding is closed indefinitely, and its operators say they've gone into hiding. Memories Pizza in Walkerton faced criticism this week after co-owner Crystal O'Connor expressed support for a new Indiana religious objections law. The Facebook and Yelp pages for the restaurant about 20...
  • Enraged Liberals Call for Murder of Memories Pizza Owners

    04/03/2015 2:18:44 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 4/3/2015 | Thomas
    Well, that didn't take long. The tolerance brigades are calling for the death of the proprietors of a small pizza restaurant in a sleepy Indiana town. All of the hubbub that has spawned over the last three days has spun well out of control for those that wanted to make the pizzeria an example to be shunned. However, some have taken it way too far already: they´ve raised funds for the stupid gayhaters of #MemoriesPizza let´s raise funds to kill them all !!! take you gun and kill them now — Al Gringo (@Al_Gringo) April 3, 2015 #MemoriesPizza If conservatives...
  • Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

    03/30/2015 8:14:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official told a community group.. Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda last week informed members of Echo Park's neighborhood council of new details about the fire, which caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. He said the suspect was still at large. Officials have offered a $170,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist behind the...
  • Suspicious Fires at Al Sharpton’s Offices

    03/11/2015 6:15:12 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements. As I write today at National Review, investigators deemed the 1997 fire at Sharpton’s campaign headquarters “suspicious” from the start. It began at a hair-and-nail salon one floor below, and FDNY photos show both traces of an incendiary puddle and what appears to be a singed rag next to a fuse box.
  • Suspicious Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records

    03/11/2015 9:44:26 AM PDT · by drpix · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/11/15 | JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements... "...it destroyed nearly everything, including computers, files, and campaign records," the Reverend’s spokesperson {said}... But a source knowledgeable about the investigation tells National Review Online that Sharpton’s office was mostly empty, and that the damage was not extensive.
  • Suspicious Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records

    03/11/2015 4:25:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements. The first fire began in the early hours of April 10, 1997, in a hair-and-nail salon one floor below Sharpton’s campaign headquarters at 70 West 125th Street. From the start, investigators deemed the fire “suspicious” because of “a heavy volume of fire on arrival” and because many of the doors remained unlocked after hours, according to the New York Fire Department’s fire-and-incident...
  • Islamic leaders of burned center ask prosecutors to drop arson charge

    02/20/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | By Allan Turner
    Flanked by clergy from a cross-section of Houston's religious community, leaders of an Islamic religious center Friday asked prosecutors to drop the felony charge lodged against a homeless man accused of setting one of their buildings on fire. "We always preach forgiveness," said Ahsan Zahid, assistant imam at the Quba Islamic Institute. "Our God is forgiving. Our prophet was always forgiving, and God tells us we should do as we expected to be treated by others. We should forgive, and that is the request we made." Leaders of the institute, at 730 FM 1959 in the city's southeast side,made their...
  • Embattled Vacaville pastor Mark Lewis sentenced to prison [arson, stalking case]

    02/19/2015 4:29:53 AM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    InsideBayArea.com (Oakland Tribune) ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Ryan Chalk
    When a Vacaville woman tried to end her relationship with a former Baptist minister in late 2013, he told her that she'd created a monster. On Wednesday, Sarah Nottingham explained to a Solano County Superior Court judge that for a week, then-Pastor Mark Lewis showed her what a monster he could be. Nottingham's words came during the sentencing hearing for Lewis, who in January pleaded no contest to charges of arson and stalking. Judge Dwight C. Ely sentenced Lewis to eight years in prison Wednesday in connection with the case that proceeded to a jury trial earlier this year, only...
  • Vandals set fire at Florida church, write 'Allahu Akbar'

    02/17/2015 12:26:43 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Dahm
    A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted "Allahu Akbar." The incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday at the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melbourne. About 1,500 members attend the church. Melbourne police said officers and firefighters discovered the blaze after a fire alarm sounded. Arson was the expected cause, police said. Fire sprinklers helped contain the flames to a storage unit connected to the 125,000-square-foot building. The words "Allahu Akbar" were spray-painted on the storage unit. "Allahu Akbar" is an Arabic phrase typically translated as "God...
  • Suspect arrested in Islamic center fire (Homeless guy)

    02/16/2015 7:12:42 PM PST · by SSS Two · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated: February 16, 2015 6:19pm | By Mike Morris
    Houston arson investigators have made an arrest in the early morning fire Friday at an Islamic center on the city's southeast side, fire department officials said late Monday. Darryl Ferguson, 55, of Houston, has been charged with felony first degree arson for the fire, according to HFD investigators. The arrest was announced at a 6 p.m. news conference at HFD's arson headquarters. Investigators say the suspect "rolled up on his bicycle" to speak to them about the fire during an on-scene investigation Monday.
  • Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

    02/12/2015 5:18:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (STMW) – A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting a fire inside a west suburban apartment last year because she was mad at her boyfriend for smoking all their marijuana. Linda B. Lopez, 35, of the 2800 block of S. Drake, pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from Riverside police. She had initially been charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, according to the statement.
  • Churches Destroyed in Muslim Mob Attack but Bible Survives

    01/29/2015 5:34:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Neal and Danette Childs knew they were in danger.From their compound in Niger’s capital city they could see three churches burning. The smoke was filling their home.“We immediately started packing a trunk, putting in our valuables, our documents, and we loaded up the car,” Neal told me. “There were concerns our family would be targeted.”“Our immediate response — there is that little bit of panic,” he said during a telephone conversation from the West African nation of Niger. “We were ready. We were on guard.”It was Jan. 16 and by the week’s end Muslims had set fire to at least...
  • 'Bomb' explodes outside the NAACP office in Colorado sparking FBI search...

    01/07/2015 10:00:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/7/15
    ...for 'balding white man in his 40s' Federal investigators are on the ground at the scene where an 'improvised explosive device' detonated Tuesday next to the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The blast happened about 10:45am outside a barber shop next door to the group's building, which is about an hour south of Denver. Eyewitnesses said they heard a 'loud boom' as the improvised device, which was placed next to a can of gasoline, went off. The contents of the can didn't ignite, federal officials said. I was cutting somebody's hair and I heard the explosion,' Gene Southerland, who...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • France sees fall in New Year's Eve car-burnings (only 940 fires)

    01/04/2015 2:01:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/01/2015 | staff
    Some 12% fewer cars were set alight on Wednesday compared with 2013, in a measure of what has effectively become an annual event in French suburbs since riots in 2005 in Paris and elsewhere. The number of vehicles torched fell from 1,067 a year ago to 940, the interior ministry said in a statement. Security was high in France overnight following a series of street attacks. While the car-burning can be easily traced back to 2005, some correspondents say the idea of burning cars as a form of protest in France dates back into the 1990s.
  • Arson attack on German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    01/11/2015 7:27:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The newspaper featured three Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the prophet Mohammed on its front page on Thursday, together with the headline “This much freedom must be possible!” Two young men who were acting suspiciously in the area were arrested and questioned but police said it was “too soon” to say whether the attack was connected to the publication of the cartoons.
  • Arsonists attack office of German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons [Hamburg]

    01/11/2015 3:08:45 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2015 | Wills Robinson For Dailymail.com and Mark Duell for MailOnline
    The office of a German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons was the target of an arson attack early this morning. Vandals threw rocks at the headquarters of the Hamburg Morgenpost (MOPO), which reprinted cartoons from the satirical magazine at the centre of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Two men who were 'behaving suspiciously' in the area have been arrested by police and German state security have begun an investigation.
  • Josh Williams: 'Peaceful' Protester Posterboy & Arsonist

    01/02/2015 9:20:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Matthew Vadum
    West’s pal demonstrates what the Left really means by being “on fire for justice.” A media darling who became the face of so-called peaceful protesters in Ferguson has been arrested for arson, proving once again that nonviolent left-wing protest remains the rarest of unicorns in the age of Obama. The black teenager, Joshua Williams, who marched shoulder-to-shoulder with radical left-wing professor Cornel West, was dubbed a peace activist by his many admirers in the fourth estate. As a National Review Online article described the situation, “Williams has been portrayed in the media as an innocent victim fighting back against authority;...
  • New York Times Columnist Approves: “Let the Fires Burn Until Every City is on its Knees”

    12/29/2014 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    They want peace. No really. And the New York Times is just a dispassionate observer looking for reform and change. Not mass murder.But Nicholas Kristof had one of his “Take the Mask Off Moments” when the radical left shows how ugly and unhinged it really is despite its facade of dinner parties and book clubs and that its media outlets promote violence.And so he invited readers to send in poems about the usual stuff. Bunnies. Flowers. Killing all white people and burning America to the ground. And the emphasis was not on the bunnies and flowers.Here’s a deranged screech of...
  • Ferguson protest advocate charged with arson

    12/27/2014 7:32:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BERKELEY, Mo. – A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000 bond. He is charged with arson, second-degree burglary and stealing less than $500. Williams, who was frequently quoted and photographed protesting Michael Brown's death, is accused of using lighter fluid to set multiple fires inside and outside a QuikTrip in Berkeley....
  • Sweden: Five Injured in Mosque Arson Attack

    12/25/2014 5:13:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | staff
    An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday, injuring five people, police said, according to the BBC. About 15 to 20 people were attending midday prayers in the mosque, located in the ground floor of a residential building, when the fire broke out. Local media footage showed smoke and flames billowing from the windows before firefighters put the blaze out. The incident comes amid a fierce debate in Sweden over immigration policies. The far right wants to cut the number of asylum seekers allowed into Sweden by 90%, while mainstream parties are intent...
  • Police: Man Burned Down Woman’s Home After Facebook Rejection

    12/22/2014 8:13:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Cleveland CBS ^ | 12/22/2014
    Frankfort, Ky. (CBS CLEVELAND) – A man indicted on arson and burglary charges allegedly set fire to a woman’s home after she rejected his advances on Facebook. Frankfort police say the “disturbing” reason that James Graham, 37, broke into a 22-year-old single mother’s Franklin County home and set it on fire on Nov. 28 is because she “rebuffed” several uncomfortable comments he posted to her Facebook wall, WLEX-TV reports. Investigators say Graham set Joanie Yount’s Hillview Drive home on fire in November, although she and her 3-year-old son were not home at the time.
  • Massive Da Vinci fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

    12/18/2014 11:14:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Victoria Kim
    The blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night, all but obliterated a seven-story building of the Da Vinci apartment complex and caused extensive damage to the adjacent 110 Freeway and city buildings. It took 250 firefighters an hour and half to put out the flames that rose to heights taller than many downtown buildings. The total damage was estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
  • East Bay demonstrator bruised but believes in peaceful protest

    12/12/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Chip Johnson
    Dr. Maya Eydelman treats Zak Wear, who lost two teeth when he was attacked during a protest that turned violent Tuesday. Image 1 of 2 Dr. Maya Eydelman treats Zak Wear, who lost two teeth when he was attacked during a protest that turned violent Tuesday. Zak Wear believes it’s his civic duty to step into the street and lend his voice to the antipolice protests that have swept the nation and the Bay Area. Only next time he does it, he’s not going alone. And, the 25-year-old graduate seminary student from Richmond will have two new front teeth. Vandals...
  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that “nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts.” “I’ve never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned,” Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized.” he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • Police: Woman attacked, burned at Fairmount Park still in critical condition

    11/17/2014 3:19:42 PM PST · by Old Yeller · 34 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/17/14 | Tim Potter
    A woman who was sexually assaulted, struck on the head and set on fire at Fairmount Park suffered burns on 55 percent of her body and remains in critical condition, a Wichita police official said Monday. Police aren’t sure if it was a random or targeted crime, said police Capt. Troy Livingston. Later Monday, he said that hospital staff had told him that her condition had improved slightly. At a briefing for reporters Monday morning, Livingston called it “a disgusting crime,” pleaded for the public’s help in providing information and stressed that any tip could help. He asked people to...
  • Will Blacks ever “get it?”

    10/26/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We live in dangerous and stressful times. The margin for error in our fight for the survival of America is very small. The number of people willing to surrender their genuine freedoms for a little faux security is growing. We are a strong and resilient people but even the strongest die eventually. We who pull the American wagon and recognize that nothing worth anything is free, especially our precious liberty, can only go on just so long. The whiney and the greedy are not our friends regardless of who they are or claim to be. It is, therefore, an unfortunate...