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  • Here’s the frontrunner for college baseball cheap shot of the century (VIDEO)

    A few days ago the benches cleared during a game between Yavapai Community College and Scottsdale Community College in the top of the ninth, and even though the “fight” only involved a bit of jawing, chest puffing, and no punches thrown at all, that didn’t stop one Yavapai player from destroying an unsuspecting baserunner with the mother of all cheap shots. While the two teams hurl profanities at each other following an incident down the first base line, the Scottsdale player standing on second surveys the scene, not knowing he’s about to get leveled by the charging Yavapai left fielder....
  • Supreme Court ruling on assault weapons ban expected Thursday(IL)

    04/05/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Andrew Maloney
    SPRINGFIELD — The state’s top court is poised to rule on Cook County’s assault weapons ban Thursday in a case that will determine the fate of one of Illinois’ signature gun-control laws. Attorneys challenging the ban argued that the county’s ordinance — enacted in 1993 and extended in 2006 — is too vague, based on faulty information and should be reconsidered in light of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Chicago’s ban on handguns. The county ordinance specifically outlaws the sale or possession of “any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.” It describes several traits of prohibited weapons...
  • Judge Dismisses Assault Charges Against High School Footballers

    04/04/2012 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Detroit CBS ^ | 4/4/12 | WWJ
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A judge has dismissed assault and battery charges against four high school football players who were accused of starting an on-field shoving match last October. WWJ’s Florence Walton was in the courtroom when 20th District Judge Mark Plawecki dismissed the misdemeanor charges against the 17-year-old Star International Academy football players – Mohamed Elfatih Ahmed, Fanar Al-Furat Al-Asady, Hadee Mohamaud Attia and Ali Maniff Bajjey. The judge said although the students’ behavior on the field was deplorable, football is a brutally violent sport. “If we criminalize these players’ actions, we criminalize nearly every football game ever played....
  • Woman who surprised attackers with gun talks to News 4(SC)

    04/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    A woman who had just finished doing overnight work in a Landrum business on Saturday was assaulted by two men, but ended up turning the tables on them when she pulled out a gun and shot at them. On Tuesday she talked first to News 4, and she said that it was the first and only time she had ever put the gun in her back pocket -- and at first, she didn't even remember she had it with her. For her protection, the woman's name is not being revealed. The 41-year-old woman had left through the back door of...
  • Police Probe Another North End Attack

    04/03/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    BOSTON -- Boston police are increasing patrols in the North End after a woman reported being sexually assaulted by a man there. The alleged attack happened near Prince Street at about 11:45 p.m. on Friday.
  • Teacher gets year for spanking student

    03/29/2012 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Tom87 · 28 replies
    WAVY-TV ^ | 3/29/12
    A Virginia Beach high school teacher accused in the sexual battery of one of his students has been found guilty. Back in Jan., the student accused Michael Shanklin, Jr. of spanking her. Police arrested Shanklin, 37, and charged him with abduction and sexual battery of a minor. Shanklin was tried Thursday on the sexual battery charge, found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in jail. Police said on Jan. 18 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a student at Landstown High School stayed after school for a tutoring session. The student failed to complete an assignment and the teacher reportedly felt the...
  • W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime

    03/29/2012 6:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies ^ | May 29, 2010 | Shomari Stone and Joel Moreno
    SEATTLE - A 16-year-old boy from West Seattle says he was held hostage and beaten for hours, all because of the color of his skin. Shane McClellan says two men kicked and whipped him at gunpoint - and told him they singled him out because he is white. Tim McClellan, Shane's father, says he barely recognized his son after the brutal assault. "I didn't know if he was alive or dead," Tim McClellan said. The incident happened as Shane McClellan was walking home from a birthday party at a friend's house Tuesday around 2 a.m. Shane says two men called...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: George Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him, then began hammering his head

    03/26/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 225 replies · 39+ views
    Orlando Sentinel via Sun-Sentinel ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    ...Police Say With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel. That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say. Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened. In his version of events,...
  • ICE Admits Releasing Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapist (42 Counts!)

    03/21/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We have chronicled Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) outrageous new directives, instantly removing between 300,000 and 1.4 million illegal aliens from the "enforcement priority" list - in effect granting them indefinite amnesty from deportation, without any authorization from Congress whatsoever. The rationale given for this lawless amnesty from ICE Director John Morton is that he would have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". Instead we have chronicled one failure after another by ICE to detain or even keep track of criminal illegals and repeat offenders who present imminent risks to the public - such as...
  • Police say witness shoots way out of encounter with suspects(FL)

    03/17/2012 2:02:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 17 March, 2012 | PATRICIO G. BALONA
    ORANGE CITY -- A witness helping sheriff's deputies find stolen trucks and cars had to shoot his way out when the people being investigated cornered him at a stoplight, police said. Ricardo Mohammed, 30, Sanford, told Orange City detectives he was in fear for his life when Christopher DeFronzo, 26, and Shawn Mahabir, 34, and a third person boxed him in with three cars at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rhode Island and South Volusia avenues, reports show. However, a partial video surveillance of a nearby business shows the vehicles were behind Mohammed's truck, police said. Mohammed maintained that there was...
  • UDPATE: Two Arrested, One on the Run in Milton Flea Market Shooting(WV)

    03/17/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 16 March, 2012 | NA
    UPDATE 3/16/12 @ 6:00 p.m. CABELL COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people have been arrested and one person is on the run after a robbery and shooting at the Milton Flea Market. Cabell County Sheriff's deputies say they are searching for Brett Newman, 31, of Huntington. He is accused of shooting Edward Perry, a longtime vendor at the market in a robbery that went very wrong very quickly. “It was scary, it could be me the next time,” Boyd Meadows said. Meadows is the owner at the flea market. He heard the gunshots and saw one of the suspects...
  • Chris Cook trial: Jury acquits Vikings cornerback of assaulting girlfriend

    03/16/2012 8:58:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | March 15, 2012 | David Hanners
    As the court clerk rose to read the verdicts, the defendant, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, bowed his head. A man sitting in the gallery, a fan, clutched a football he'd brought into the Minneapolis courtroom. Four times, the clerk read "not guilty," and four times the fan sighed in relief.
  • Nothing to Dispute Sanford Shooter's Self-Defense Claim in Miami Boy's Death: Police Chief(FL)

    03/13/2012 4:54:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Edward B. Colby and Gilma Avalos
    Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. said Monday that his department has nearly completed “a thorough and fair investigation” into the fatal shooting of a Miami high school junior, but said police do not have anything at this point to dispute shooter George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim. “Until we can establish probable cause to dispute that, we don’t have the grounds to arrest him,” Lee said of Zimmerman. According to police, Zimmerman, 26, the captain of a neighborhood crime watch group, told them that he shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in self-defense after an altercation on the night of Feb. 26. Martin,...
  • Douglas Kennedy, son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, charged with hospital assault

    02/26/2012 8:50:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 211 replies · 4+ views
    Media Spy ^ | 2-26-2012 | Tim Blight
    Fox News reporter charged with hospital assault Tim Blight February 26, 2012 Douglas Kennedy, Fox News correspondent and son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, has been charged with assault after a 7 January incident in a New York hospital. 2 nurses at the Mt Kisco hospital alleged that Kennedy became violent after they tried to prevent him from taking his newborn son Bo outside of the ward. Kennedy says he wanted to "get some fresh air" and had already received permission from other nurses on duty, Reuters reports. The confrontation began after nurses issued a "code pink", an alert...
  • Clark University: Partially responsible for the climate which led to sexual assault?

    02/24/2012 7:57:16 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Is Clark University partially responsible for the climate which led to the sexual assault of a woman on campus? WHDH is reporting that: "Worcester police are investigating an alleged sexual assault after a Clark University student says she was attacked early Thursday morning. The 20-year-old student says she was walking home at around 3:30 Thursday morning. Investigators say the victim was on Clifton Street when she was approached by three men in a car. According to police, a man in the backseat grabbed the woman, slapped her, stole her purse and sexually assaulted her." See here. As I noted in...
  • DUMB CRIMINALS: Man pistol whips assailants in Walmart attack(FL)

    02/21/2012 6:03:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A trip to Walmart to buy razors ended with a fistfight, a pistol whipping, shelves falling, customers screaming and a store evacuation, Orlando police said tonight. Two young men shoved a 42-year-old customer to the floor as he reached for a pack of razors near the pharmacy, Orlando police Lt. John Holysz said. Alarmed customers at the store on Semoran Boulevard near Lake Margaret Drive began shrieking, he said. Meanwhile, the younger men punched the older one, Holysz said. But they picked the wrong guy. The older man had a gun in a holster and used it to pistol whip...
  • Atlanta Cops Arrest Second Suspect In Brutal Videotaped Assault Of Gay Man

    02/19/2012 11:06:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 17, 2012
    Police today arrested a second suspect in connection with the videotaped beating of a gay man outside an Atlanta convenience store.
  • Police Assault Givat Asaf Yeshiva Students

    02/15/2012 4:17:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/2/12
    Officers and border guards violently burst into the Torah study hall of the town of Givat Asaf and began assaulting the students. The Rabbi approached the commanding officer and asked him why be violent in a holy place, and was assaulted and thrown to the ground and beaten. Four students were taken into custody including one on crutches, accused of rock throwing and fleeing the scene. A pregnant woman was also assaulted...
  • Santa Rosa police: Marijuana deal gone wrong prompted shooting(CA)

    02/13/2012 6:48:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 February, 2012 | MARY CALLAHAN
    A Fairfield man was shot in the leg during an apparent robbery attempt in south Santa Rosa late Friday night, police said. The shooting victim, Denzel Demetre Simmons, 20, said he was smoking outside a relative’s house on Bellevue Avenue near Santa Rosa Avenue when someone shot him around 11:35 p.m., police said. But 15 minutes later, two other men said they’d been involved in a shooting after one of them had a gun put in his face. Savon Othello Cleveland, 21, and Frank David Kobrin, 22, said the shooter accosted them after they’d pulled over to the side of...
  • Occupy D.C. Protester Charged With Assaulting Cop Released to Halfway House (DeSousa)

    02/09/2012 4:16:20 PM PST · by Libloather
    DCist ^ | 2/09/12 | Benjamin R. Freed
    Occupy D.C. Protester Charged With Assaulting Cop Released to Halfway HouseBy Benjamin R. Freed in News on February 9, 2012 2:30 PM The Occupy D.C. protester who allegedly hurled a bottle of Coca-Cola into the face of a U.S. Park Police officer at last weekend's massive clearing out of McPherson Square was released today to a halfway house pending his next court date. Appearing in D.C. Superior Court, Jeremiah D. DeSousa, who was arrested moments after the officer was struck, waived his right to a pretrial hearing and instead will appear at a felony status conference on February 28. DeSousa...