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  • 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 nations 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 nations 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.
  • During Trumps Paris Visit Migrant Suburbs Saw Scenes of Intolerable Urban Violence

    07/17/2017 2:32:14 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2017 | Virginia Hale
    Shortened title. Full title: During Trumps Paris Visit Migrant Suburbs Saw 900 Cars Burned in Scenes of Intolerable Urban Violence While U.S. President Donald Trump was on a visit to France for the national Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, clashes in the capitals migrant-dominated suburbs saw 13 security force members wounded and 897 cars burned. The Interior Ministry said 368 people were placed in custody for riots and violence on the nights of 13 and 14 July scenes which have become a regular occurrence in multicultural urban neighborhoods of Paris at the start of Bastille Day celebrations each year.
  • Ex-boyfriend sets fire to LaPlace woman's home with her 6 kids inside, police say

    07/12/2017 6:15:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7/12/17 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    A 41-year-old LaPlace man is accused of using gasoline to set fire to his ex-girlfriend's house while her six children were inside. No one was injured, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. The woman's children range in age from 1 to 18, authorities said. The man is not related to the children, according to the Sheriff's Office.-snip-Sampson was arrested later that day and booked with violation of a protective order and aggravated arson of an inhabited dwelling. He also was booked under a warrant with simple battery. Sampson was being held in the parish jail under...
  • Suicidal man doused in gasoline bursts into flames after police use Taser on him

    07/10/2017 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The State ^ | 7/10/2017 | RYAN OSBORNE
    ARLINGTON, TEXAS A suicidal man who had doused himself in gasoline became engulfed in flames at an Arlington home Monday after an officer used a stun gun him, police said. The officer who used the Taser on the man believed that the man was holding a lighter in his hand and was about to use it, police spokeswoman Sgt. VaNessa Harrison said at a news conference. Harrison acknowledged the risk of using an electrical stun gun near gasoline, but said the man was very frantic and erratic and became a danger to everyone in the room. We realize that a...
  • Police arrest man who burned American flag hanging from Richmond home

    06/29/2017 4:19:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | Scott Wise
    The person caught on video setting fire to an American flag hung outside a Richmond home has turned himself in to police. Andrew Rosas, 26, of Catherine Street, surrendered at Richmond Police headquarters at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was charged with arson. James Tanner said he discovered the vandalism when he woke up Wednesday and checked footage from the Nest cam focused on his front porch. "This is vandalism and you have somebody that totally disregards the safety of the people around there," Tanner said. "It is also totally disregard what the flag represents." He said he was "very...
  • Fire Jihad: Muslim Convert Arrested for arson in huge LA fire

    06/14/2017 8:08:42 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Geller Report ^ | May 28, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The LA Times has reported that a 56-year-old man has been arrested for arson in a fire that destroyed about $80 million of apartment buildings under construction and a city-owned building. They give his name as Timothy Roston but his current name is Daud Abdulwali. Of course, the LA Times didnt mention this. (thanks to Chris and Diane). Man, 56, arrested in connection with downtown Da Vinci arson, officials say, LA Times, May 28, 2015 A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex last...
  • ISIS Encourages Recruits To Use Arson Jihad

    06/14/2017 8:03:22 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Geller Report ^ | January 12, 2017 | Laura Loomer
    This is war. ISIS has announced its use of a new weapon: FIRE. ISIS is calling on the ummah (worldwide Muslim community) to launch arsonterror attacks against infidels. The destruction caused by arson jihad was seen through the fires that ripped through Israel.
  • Arsonists Strike 2 Kosher Restaurants In Terror-Scarred Manchester

    06/07/2017 3:55:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 7, 2017 Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/373991/arsonists-strike-2-kosher-restaurants
    Police in Manchester, in northeastern England, say that arson attacks on two kosher restaurants are anti-Semitic hate crimes. The attacks, which police say they believe are linked, took place in the north Manchester neighborhood of Prestwich within five days of each other, the latest on Tuesday, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported. On Friday night, two people threw a firebomb at the Taam restaurant in an attack caught on surveillance camera. The firebomb failed to ignite, leading one of the attackers to throw a stone through the establishments front window. Early on Tuesday morning, unknown attackers forced open a window at...
  • Man Suspected in San Bernardino National Forest Arson Fires in Custody

    05/02/2017 7:16:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | Whitney Irick and Ryan Bourgard
    Authorities confirmed a man who allegedly started "several" fires in the San Bernardino National Forest was in custody Monday evening. Suspect in the Arson 🔥 in twin peaks area is in custody. No longer a danger to the public. SNIP He was described as a white male with long blond hair
  • Report: Suspect in Trump Hotel fire wanted to see what 'dumb-expletive' he could get into

    04/28/2017 5:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KSNV-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jami Seymore|
    A newly-released arrest report details the circumstances that surround a burglary suspect following multiple small fires at Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested 28-year-old Roger Fraley in connection with the fires, which were reported Wednesday evening at the hotel. According to Clark County Fire Department Arson Investigators, the suspect, identified as Fraley, placed paper products and towels inside two toasters in an apparent attempt to start a fire in the women's bathroom on the pool deck.....
  • Arsonist Sets Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Fire

    04/27/2017 2:15:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A man ignited two large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, using toasters and towels to set the flames. One person was injured during the blaze. The Hollywood Reporter reported that the injured person was a security guard; the extent of the guards injuries are not known. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the man believed to be responsible for starting the conflagration was taken into custody Wednesday night. Local NBC News affiliate 3News identified the suspect as 28-year-old Roger Fraley.
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    Its been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Heres what we know so far: Whos at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJCs Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

    04/27/2017 1:30:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Fox News US ^ | 27 April 2017 | AP via Fox News
    LAS VEGAS Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump's name. One blaze was located in the women's restroom, on the pool deck level, and the other was in the hallway of the 17th floor. A county spokesman says a hotel security guard was injured.
  • Black Lives Matter Arsonist Sentenced to 15 Years, $100 Million Restitution

    04/26/2017 8:49:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/17 | Adelle Nazarian
    The arsonist who set the massive fire at the partially built Da Vinci apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles after being inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday. Dawud Abdulwali, who said the fire was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and his rage against police officers, pleaded no contest to one count of arson and admitted to using an accelerant to start the blaze, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles County district attorneys office and reported by the Los Angeles Times. According to local...