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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...
  • Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics

    02/08/2012 10:09:49 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The current headlines that describe the Obama administration’s full frontal assault against our Judeo-Christian values and specifically, the Catholic church in America through mandatory birth control policies, reveal a much larger and more disturbing agenda that is being missed or deliberately omitted by the corporate media. Investigation into what has been taking place behind the scenes exposes alarming facts that will affect everyone in America, regardless of their faith.
  • Man Fatally Shot in Dog Dispute(FL)

    02/08/2012 7:53:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 5 February, 2012 | Austin L. Miller
    An altercation between two neighbors over a noisy dog resulted in one man being shot to death Saturday morning, police said. The second man was recovering from minor injuries, according to Ocala police. The shooting occurred at the intersection of Northeast Seventh Terrace and Northeast Fourth Street. Police identified the man who was shot and killed as 53-year-old Willie Chester. The Ocala Police Department received a call at 10:13 a.m. regarding shots fired. Arriving at the scene, officers found the two men injured and on the street, according to OPD officials. The men were taken by ambulance to Munroe Regional...
  • Atlanta Street Gang Members Videotaped Brutal Hate Crime Attack On "Faggot"

    02/06/2012 5:45:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Members of an Atlanta street gang were filmed beating a man who was brutally assaulted because “faggots” were not allowed in their neighborhood, according to a videotape of the apparent hate crime. The 30-second clip, posted today to the Worldstar Hip Hop web site, was shot outside a grocery store in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood. The business, located at 1029 McDaniel Street SW, is a popular congregating spot for members of the Pittsburgh Jack City Gang (or “PBJC”). The group has also used the name “Jack City 1029.” After being provided a link to the video, an Atlanta police spokesperson told...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters throw condoms, drown out speakers at Rhode Island pro-life rally

    PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2012, ( – Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week. About two-dozen members of Occupy Providence hiked from Burnside Park to the 39th Annual Pro-Life State House Rally organized by the Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee on Thursday. The...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters throw condoms, drown out speakers at Rhode Island pro-life rally

    01/30/2012 11:52:06 PM PST · by topher · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-30-2012 | Ben Johnson
    PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2012, ( – Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week. About two-dozen members of Occupy Providence hiked from Burnside Park to the 39th Annual Pro-Life State House Rally organized by the Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee on Thursday. Protesters...
  • Five years later, Stand Your Ground case ends(FL)

    01/29/2012 6:04:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 January, 2012 | KEVIN WADLOW
    The final charge against a man who shot an attacker in self-defense five years ago in Key Largo was dismissed Thursday. Jorge Correa, 44, walked away from the Plantation Key Courthouse a free man after Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia granted a direct acquittal. "We're relieved that after five years, we finally have our lives back," said Dora Sanchez, Correa's wife. Counts of attempted murder and discharging a firearm that were filed after the 2007 incident at the Key Largo Ocean Resort, a gated RV park near mile marker 95, were dropped in April 2011 under Florida's so-called Stand...
  • Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault on classmate during playground game of tag

    01/28/2012 9:21:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Katie Silver
    In a move that has attracted outrage from many local parents, an overzealous principal has accused a six-year-old of sexual assault. Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.
  • Officer turns off audio and video equipment then beats 66-year-old man suffering from dementia

    01/16/2012 8:46:02 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 22 replies Melbourne Florida ^ | 6:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Direct link to video: Excerpt: A Melbourne, Florida cop turned off his audio and video equipment before beating a 66-year-old man suffering from dementia "for no apparent reason," WFTV reports. The officer turned off his video and audio equipment before the beating. The department was able to extract the video from the hard drive, but not the audio. The only disciplinary record the officer received for the incident was a written reprimand for turning off the recording equipment. Flowers was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. "It's ridiculous. Clearly from this video there was no assault on...
  • Shooting by ex-deputy sparks debate on "Stand your ground" law(FL)

    01/11/2012 3:58:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 9 January, 2012 | Mike Clary
    When former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy Maury Hernandez pumped several shots into an unarmed homeless man during a confrontation in an ice cream shop, he decisively ended what he saw as a threat to himself and his family. But that Saturday shooting also served to revive a debate over the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Bradford Cohen, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, said the Hernandez shooting was a perfect example of the law's utility. "Before, you had to explore other options, which is ridiculous," he said. "If you feel your life is threatened, and you have to use deadly force,...
  • Wis. man cleared after girl admits lying about sexual assault

    01/09/2012 3:48:38 PM PST · by biggerten · 69 replies
    kare 11 ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | kare11
    POLK COUNTY, Wis. - A western Wisconsin man has been cleared of all charges after an 11-year-old girl who had accused him of sexual assault admitted fabricating the whole story. Paul Burritt of Turtle Lake is a driver for a handicapped transportation service. He was taken into custody and charged with sexual assault in mid-December after a client told authorities that Burritt drove her to his home and molested her before driving her home. The case was widely reported in the media, including on, because the case was officially charged by the Polk County District Attorney. That is among...
  • 80-Year-Old Florida Woman Uses Cane to Fight Off Gunman

    12/23/2011 7:40:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 22 December, 2011 | Mark Berman
    There is one old lady in Florida whom no one will mess with again. She was able to fight off a gunman using only her guts and a metal cane. The Sun Sentinel reports that 80-year-old Josefa Lopez was getting into the backseat of her daughter's SUV Monday afternoon when a man suddenly appeared. He grabbed the 61-year-old daughter's arm and dragged her out of the vehicle. He then pistol-whipped her, leaving her on the ground bleeding from the face. "I thought she was dead," Lopez said in Spanish. "I yelled at [the gunman], 'I am going to kill you,...
  • Planned Parenthood employee charged with assault and battery of pro-lifer

    Planned Parenthood Ann Arbor deathscort Bernie Klein is well known to pro-lifers as vulgar and volatile. But on September 30, Klein went too far. Pro-life sidewalk counselor Paul Dobrowolski was speaking with the father of a baby who was about to be aborted inside the Planned Parenthood clinic by his girlfriend, and Klein (pictured right), increasingly disturbed by the course of the conversation, finally goosed Dobrowolski, first with his knee and then aggressively with his hand. There was a witness, so police were called, charges were filed, and Klein is to be arraigned on charges of assault and battery in...
  • Man shot after he follows another man home(TX)

    12/10/2011 5:21:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 9 December, 2011 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO- An argument at a party south of Downtown led to a shooting at another home. It happened just after midnight on Friday morning, at a home off Yellowstone near Haines. Police say two men got into a argument, and one of them flashed a gun and made some threats. The other man left the party and headed home. The man with the gun followed him but ended up getting shop himself when the man he followed grabbed his own gun from his home and opened fire. Police say the victim refused medical treatment, and no charges will be...
  • Victim Kept Silent About Occupy Hartford Sex Assault (babe knows when to keep her mouth shut)

    12/03/2011 12:25:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Victim Kept Silent About Occupy Hartford Sex AssaultFemale victim said she didn't want to draw negative attention to the Occupy cause. Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 | Updated 2:39 PM EST A group at the Occupy Hartford campsite, including the victim, tried to keep a sex assault quiet, police said. Police received an anonymous call Thursday reporting the sex assault at the Occupy Hartford site in Turning Point Park on Broad Street. Investigating officers located the victim, a woman who told them a man aggressively kissed her neck and groped her breasts against her wishes. Several others at the campsite intervened...
  • Sonora man chases down assailants, kills one(AZ)

    12/01/2011 6:21:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 29 November, 2011 | NA
    A Nogales, Sonora man who was beaten and robbed at his doorstep by two armed men got up and chased down his assailants, shooting and killing one man who had a criminal record in Santa Cruz County. The incident began at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, when Jaime Somoza Jaimes, 36, was surprised by the pistol-carrying men as he returned home in the Residencial Greco neighborhood, the Sonora State Investigative Police (PEI) said in a news release. The muggers reportedly threatened Somoza with their guns and hit him in the head, knocking him to the ground. They continued hitting him...
  • Boy Assault Is a Crime, Not a Sexual Debut

    11/29/2011 9:28:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 11/28/2011 | Linda Harvey
    When teenagers reveal that they had sexual experiences before age 13, shouldn't every effort be made to find out something about their sex partners? That concern is missing from recent reports about the "risky behavior" of teens who call themselves homosexual, where these students report much higher pre-teen sexual experience than their heterosexual peers. -- What is curious is our culture's mixed messages about early child sex and who the "partner" of that child is. The party line for years to kids in middle school or in "gay" materials pushed on teens has been promotion of early sex while providing...
  • Former diplomat gets house arrest for shooting man in leg(Canada)

    11/26/2011 7:30:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 25 November, 2011 | Andrew Seymour
    A former member of Canada's diplomatic corps was sentenced to house arrest Thursday after pleading guilty to shooting another man in the leg during a scuffle. Phillip Foster, 73, admitted he shot Richard Dean Cantwell after a drunken Cantwell showed up at his Rideau Valley Drive house on Feb. 8, 2010, and started assaulting him and smashing picture frames and other items in the home. Fearing for his safety, Foster retrieved a .22 calibre revolver and confronted Cantwell. Cantwell, 50, jumped Foster. In the ensuing scuffle, Foster fired a shot that hit Cantwell in the lower leg. Cantwell then took...
  • 6-Year-Old Son [Charged] With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

    11/25/2011 4:12:47 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 32 replies ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing." According to the complaint (PDF), the girl is "the daughter of a well-known political figure in Grant County," and her brother, who is the same...
  • Black Friday shoppers pepper-sprayed in Calif.

    11/25/2011 6:14:05 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 25, 2011
    Twenty people, including children, were injured when a woman at a San Fernando Valley Walmart store used mace against other customers in what authorities referred to as a "competitive shopping" incident.
  • Charges dropped against Scottsdale road rage suspect(AZ)

    11/22/2011 12:08:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Jason Barry and Donna Rossi
    PHOENIX (KPHO) - Criminal charges have been dropped against the prime suspect in a Scottsdale road rage case. However, authorities told CBS-5 News that Valley attorney David Appleton, 59, could still be charged with second degree murder at a later date. Appleton's attorney Richard Gierloff said that this is a clear sign prosecutors don't have a strong enough case and his client is telling the truth about acting in self-defense. "Needless to say, David is quite gratified that the county attorney is taking a long, slow hard look at the evidence, instead of just rushing through this," Gierloff said. "I...
  • Fatal shooting was in defense(WA)

    11/21/2011 10:50:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 20 November, 2011 | Cameron Probert
    EPHRATA - Charges won't be filed in the case of an Aug. 31 shooting in Moses Lake. Prosecutor Angus Lee stated the man who shot and killed Michael V. Elliot, 39, Moses Lake, was defending himself after Elliot reportedly assaulted him. "In short, there is no evidence available for the state to establish a lack of self-defense," he wrote in a letter to the sheriff's office. "The shooter's action appeared to be justifiable and reasonable self-defense in the face of an armed and aggressive intoxicated felon with a long history of serious assaults." The shooter, who was not identified, was...
  • Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkeley student’s face (for NOT joining OWS protest)

    11/20/2011 5:30:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Californian ^ | Updated Sunday, November 20 | Stephanie Baer
    Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkeley student’s face A man threw an aluminum water bottle at a UC Berkeley student Thursday evening on campus, causing minor injuries to the victim’s face. At about 5:09 p.m., the female student was approached by a man at “the northeast exterior of the Haas Pavilion,” according to a UCPD crime alert. The man asked the student if she was going to the protest on Sproul Plaza, and when the victim answered “no,” the suspect yelled at her. “People like you are the reason that California is in debt,” he said, according to...
  • In self-defense: Walla Walla case has lesson for armed citizens(WA)

    11/17/2011 6:59:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    According to published reports, the Oct. 16 brouhaha began with an exchange of angry words in a dog park at Fort Walla Walla Park and ended with one man shooting the other in his leg. But according to the Tri-Cities Herald, a decision by Walla Walla County Prosecutor Jim Nagle to not file a criminal assault charge against 22-year-old Tyler B. Larson of College Place appears to have been properly by-the-book based on Washington State’s use-of-force statutes. Larson’s bullet hit 59-year-old Terry E. Bickford in the right thigh, the newspaper reports said. This happened after Bickford reportedly had been "acting...
  • How Many Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will Think They are ‘Gay’?

    11/13/2011 6:04:45 AM PST · by Diago · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality ^ | November 10, 2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    News Release Americans For Truth About HomosexualityNovember 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.comCHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal: Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as...
  • News Cameraman Attacked, How Will Media Handle #OWS Cognitive Dissonance?

    11/12/2011 10:36:10 AM PST · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | Ron Futrell
    From the start of the Occupy Freak Street movement the media compared the protests to the tea party. Based on jealousy over the movement that captured the nation prior to the November 2010 elections and since, the media wanted desperately to have protests they could relate to and promote. The tea party certainly was not that, so protecting #OWS has been their mission.
  • Records of UW-RF professor accused in Hudson assault not yet public

    11/11/2011 5:41:39 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-11-11 | Chuck Rupnow
    UW-River Falls official declined Thursday afternoon to discuss the personnel records of a 42-year-old professor charged in St. Croix County Court with sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, but attorneys soon will know the contents of those documents. University officials Thursday released the records of Thomas W. Barnett of Baldwin, who has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child and false imprisonment. Barnett, a professor of music, is on administrative leave with pay and has been directed by the university not to have contact with any UW System students. A status conference is set...
  • Man Arrested for Breaking EMT's Leg at Occupy Wall Street

    11/10/2011 12:19:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | Melissa Russo and Shimon Prokupecz
    A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night. Police say paramedics were called to Zuccotti Park for a man who was acting irrationally. When they arrived, the man in question appeared to be in emotional distress and police decided he needed to be taken to the hospital. But he refused to be placed in the ambulance and pushed one of the EMTs into a ladder, fracturing the EMT's leg. The man is being charged with assault. Earlier in the day, Mayor Bloomberg defended the protesters as...
  • Former Democrat candidate guilty of assault after ramming car into March for Life participant

    11/09/2011 9:11:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Life SIte News ^ | 11-9-11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    A well-backed Democrat candidate who ran for a position on the board of a top beltway-area school system has been found guilty of assault for ramming a pro-lifer with her car during this year’s national March for Life on January 24, LifeSiteNews has learned. Charisse Espy Glassman, the niece of former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, withdrew her candidacy for the Fairfax County Public School board after the charges were revealed by the Washington Post this summer. Glassman was convicted of one charge of simple assault, and found not guilty of a second charge of possession of a prohibited weapon....

    11/09/2011 2:33:38 PM PST · by Syncro · 178 replies · 1+ views
    Ann Coulter.Com ^ | Ann Coulter
    DAVID AXELROD'S PATTERN OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR November 9, 2011Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago. So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod. Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug...
  • 'Occupy D.C.' Goons Push Elderly Woman Down the Stairs

    11/08/2011 9:01:34 AM PST · by crusader71 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 11/7/2011
    Occupy DC Protesters assaulted conservatives as they exited an Americans For Prosperity “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner. This elderly woman, 78 years old, rode 11 hrs on a bus from Detroit to attend the dinner. After the attack she was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, a bloody nose which developed after the fall, and a large knot on her head. After x-rays and a CAT scan, she was released the following morning with cuts and large bruises.