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  • Antietam Crew Concludes Persian Gulf Operations

    07/07/2005 4:58:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | July 7, 2005 | unattributed
    ABOARD USS ANTIETAM (NNS) -- USS Antietam (CG 54), a cruiser equipped with the Aegis Combat System, has patrolled the Persian Gulf since arriving on scene with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group in mid-March. The ship was a vital cog for the strike group as they conducted maritime security operations (MSO) and supported the coalition efforts in the region. Among the numerous operations conducted by Antietam in the Persian Gulf were Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations and protection of vital assets such as Iraqi oil platforms and Carl Vinson. Antietam is also responsible for...
  • Family of dead boy hires attorney (BARF Alert!)

    06/29/2005 4:24:48 AM PDT · by RedRightReturn · 256 replies · 3,699+ views
    The Courier-Post ^ | June 29, 2005 | ALAN GUENTHER
  • Camden Dad Rages (Father of one of the boys who suffocated in car trunk)

    06/27/2005 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Conservatrix · 157 replies · 3,479+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/27/05 | JOHN DOYLE and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    The grieving dad of the 11-year-old mentally troubled New Jersey boy who suffocated in a car trunk with two younger pals blames the state's social-services agency, saying it should have put his son in a facility where he could have gotten help. "If he would have been put in a safe place, this wouldn't have happened. The child needed a lot of help," Anibal Cruz Sr. said yesterday. -snip-" [The division] did nothing," Cruz said. "Why didn't they lock the baby somewhere safe? When kids need help, they have to help them."
  • Missing N.J. Boys Found Dead

    06/24/2005 7:12:14 PM PDT · by zipper · 66 replies · 2,133+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | June 24, 2005 | unknown
    CAMDEN, N.J. -- The father of a missing 6-year-old boy found his son's body and those of his two young friends in the trunk of a car Friday, two days after the children disappeared from a nearby yard where they were playing. A neighbor, Carmen Cilla, said she saw David Agosto open the trunk of the car and collapse to his knees screaming. It was not immediately clear how the three boys got into the vehicle or whether foul play was involved. Yolanda DeNeely Aguilard, an aide to Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, confirmed the bodies had been found. She had no...
  • Breaking: 3 missing N.J. boys found dead inside car trunk.

    06/24/2005 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Howlin · 497 replies · 14,306+ views
    Fox News/MSNBC | June 24, 2005
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  • White Students Walk Out At Local Catholic School

    03/16/2005 8:51:52 AM PST · by BinaryBoy · 291 replies · 8,358+ views
    NBC10 ^ | March 15, 2005
    Some white students at a South Jersey Catholic school walked out of classes Tuesday in protest over a speech by the New Jersey Secretary of State Regina Thomas. Tensions have been building up at Paul VI High School since Thomas' speech on racial justice last week.
  • (CA) Fresno gets aid in battle with gangs

    03/02/2005 11:51:43 AM PST · by JesseJane · 39 replies · 2,425+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 1, 2005, 9:11 AM | Michael Doyle and Marc Benjamin
    Program will coordinate federal, state, local crime fighters in targeting gangs. Fresno has been chosen as one of five communities nationwide to receive targeted help in reducing gang crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The effort will enlist federal crime fighters, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in Washington. As part of the relatively new Violent Crime Impact Team program, the Justice Department plans to target armed career criminals with a combination of state, federal and local forces. "The initiative has shown how we can fight crime better, expand freedom, and open new opportunities in communities that had...
  • Robber [killed by storeowner] Was Camden Rapist

    01/05/2005 10:08:25 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies · 1,001+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | Jan 5, 2005
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A man who was killed while attempting to rob a store last week was responsible for three recent rapes that had spread fear among students and workers in the city’s relatively safe downtown area, authorities said Wednesday. Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi said the state police DNA lab confirmed that Antonio Diaz Reyes, 32, was the rapist. “The DNA results were a perfect match,” Sarubbi said at a news conference. The rapes in November and December were brazen daylight attacks at knifepoint. Investigators decided to check Reyes’ DNA against samples taken after the three sexual assaults...
  • Muhammad/Malvo sighted on September 19 2002, 4:30am, Petersburg Virginia

    12/11/2002 2:38:02 AM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 25 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Progress Index ^ | 10.30.2002 | JENNIFER FRANCIS
    Here is the elusive sighting of M & M on the morning of September 19th. ALL the best-known search engines had lost it, but thanks to AlltheWeb.com and Aristeides I found it again. I will add it to the Muhammad/Malvo Timelines sometime soon. Sniper suspects slept here: Before the attacks in Maryland and Virginia began, Muhammad and Malvo slept in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn in PetersburgBy:JENNIFER FRANCIS , Staff Writer 10/30/2002 PETERSBURG VA - Just two days before sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo allegedly shot and killed a clerk outside an Alabama liquor...
  • Camden reports its 54th homicide [misleading headline]

    01/01/2005 5:49:00 AM PST · by rudy45 · 28 replies · 992+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/1/2005 | Troy Graham
    Camden reports its 54th homicide A store owner shot a robber who held a knife to his wife. The 2004 total was second to the city's 60 killings in '95. By Troy Graham Inquirer Staff Writer Hours before one of the most violent years ever in Camden came to a close yesterday, a store owner shot and killed a knife-wielding assailant, the city's 54th homicide of 2004.A man walked into Camden City Wireless & Fishing Supply at 27th Street and Westfield Avenue around 12:30 p.m., grabbed the owner's wife, and held a knife to her, saying he intended to rob...
  • Camden's Streets Go From Mean to Meanest

    12/29/2004 9:27:23 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 940+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    Police officers in North Camden arresting a suspect in an armed robbery. CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All...
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...
  • Camden, N.J. overtakes Detroit as most-dangerous city in U.S. (25 safest and dangerous cities)

    11/21/2004 11:09:14 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 103 replies · 14,252+ views
    Camden, N.J. overtakes Detroit as most-dangerous city in U.S. 11/21/2004, 11:58 p.m. ET The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Camden, N.J. has become the nation's most-dangerous city, according to a Kansas company's yearly ranking based on crime statistics. Camden, which was ranked third last year, took the dubious honor from Detroit, which fell to second in this year's ranking, followed by Atlanta, St. Louis and Gary, Ind. Camden area officials downplayed the designation, saying many steps have already been taken to reduce crime in the city. "Irrespective of labels and characterizations by outside groups, the Camden anti-crime partnership, along...
  • New Jersey Man Avoids Prison After Causing Death of Sons in Hot SUV

    09/08/2004 5:57:29 PM PDT · by ohioconservative · 10 replies · 485+ views
    AP | 09.08.04
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A postal worker was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation for causing the deaths of his two young sons by leaving them in the back of his sport-utility vehicle in midday heat. Derrick Strothers, 39, could have received up to six years in prison on each of two charges of involuntary manslaughter. Federal prosecutors had sought five years of probation. Authorities said Strothers dropped off his wife at her job on Aug. 15, 2003, then headed to the East Orange post office where he worked. His sons - Derrick Jr., 2, and Dylan, 1 -...
  • Bishop: Gov. McGreevey cannot receive communion

    04/30/2004 7:52:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 90 replies · 4,069+ views
    AP | 4/30/04
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The incoming leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden has decided that Gov. James E. McGreevey cannot receive communion. The Most Rev. Joseph Galante said Thursday that he was taking the stance primarily because the divorced governor, who is Catholic, remarried without receiving a church annulment. He also cited McGreevey's support of abortion rights, stem-cell research and other positions which contradict church views. Galante, who was to be installed Friday during a Mass at St. Agnes Church in Blackwood, said he felt duty bound to take a hard line stance on the issue. He said...
  • Mom charged after abandoning child

    12/19/2003 9:38:13 PM PST · by Holly_P · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/19/03 | John Shiffman
    CAMDEN - After a trip by ambulance to the emergency room Wednesday night, a Somerdale mother left the hospital carrying a prescription to treat her son's high fever and earache. She never filled it, authorities said. Instead, Sandra A. Roman, 29, took her 4-year-old son to Camden and bought crack cocaine, authorities said today. After getting high, she left her son with a stranger at a Camden bus-rail station, officials said. The preschooler was discovered by a passerby, still in his stroller inside the station, about 6:15 a.m. yesterday, roughly six hours after his mother had left him, officials said....
  • Sniper killings, hideout, clustered near old Al-Fuqra terror target!

    11/04/2002 7:42:46 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 54 replies · 1,588+ views
    November 4th, 2002 | Sabertooth
    On September 11th, 2002, suspected Sniper John Allen Muhammad walked into the Camden, New Jersey State Motor Vehicles office, to register the now-notorious "blue Caprice" he'd just purchased. Though the car had not yet converted been into a rolling sniper's nest, what happened in the next several minutes leaves little doubt that Muhammad had something sinister in mind. The registration transaction began at 8:52 am. At 8:58 am., while Muhammad was still standing at the counter, someone (now believed to be fellow suspect, Lee Malvo) phoned a bomb threat at the Motor Vehicles office on the 1st Anniversary of what...
  • Camden mayor gives up controversial car

    09/01/2003 1:25:56 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 62 replies · 739+ views
    After holding out for more than a month, Mayor Gwendolyn Faison has decided to give up her "stolen car" - a black 1998 Lincoln Town Car. The car, which had been used since January as her official chauffeur-driven transportation to municipal appointments, had become a vehicle of ridicule for opponents of the 77-year-old mayor. The car had been reported stolen from its owner - a 70-year-old Pennsauken man - earlier this year and was abandoned in Camden. "We were notified by [the Camden County] Prosecutor's Office that proper procedures were not used to obtain the title to car," Christine Jones-Tucker,...
  • Who Says Names Can Never Harm? (Liberal Nonsense Alert!)

    07/14/2003 8:00:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 342+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | July 14, 2003 | Trish Boppert
    Childhood is its own country, and for some it's a brutal place to live. At 18, Matthew Lovett of Oaklyn, N.J., is described in news accounts as a peculiar loner, a tall, stooped kid who stood out because he didn't dress or act like his peers and hung out solely with younger kids. Obsessed with certain movies and computer games, Matthew reportedly tried to protect his younger brother, James - born with a disfiguring cleft palate and retaining a speech impediment after multiple corrective surgeries - from the teasing and humiliation his physical condition invited. He's described by former high...
  • Three "teens" arrested in NY with a cache of guns and 2,0000 rounds of ammo. Killing Spree Planned

    07/06/2003 4:01:07 PM PDT · by therut · 27 replies · 424+ views
    FOX NEWS | 7/6/03 | me
    A 18,16 and 14 year old surburban males arrested with a "cache " of guns 2,000 rounds of ammo multiple knives. Planned to car=jack a car and drive around on a killing spree. Showed the Cache on Fox---looked like a old bolt action rifle, 2 pump shot-guns and revolver and a 9mm semi-automatic. All looked old. No evil assault rifles. Alot of long knives and ammo!
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Discusses Church-State Separation

    01/12/2003 6:44:01 PM PST · by rface · 64 replies · 568+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS / Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1.12.03 | ASSOCIATED PRESS /
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia complained Sunday that courts have gone overboard in keeping God out of government. Scalia, speaking at a religious ceremony, said the constitutional wall between church and state has been misinterpreted both by the Supreme Court and lower courts. As an example, he pointed to a ruling in California that barred students from saying the Pledge of Allegiance with the phrase "one nation under God." That appeals court decision is on hold pending further consideration by the same court, but the Supreme Court could eventually be asked to review the case. Scalia, the main speaker at...
  • Man connected to sniper suspect is sought in New Jersey

    10/25/2002 5:03:44 PM PDT · by knak · 36 replies · 425+ views
    wcax ^ | 10/25/02
    Camden, New Jersey-AP -- The F-B-I in New Jersey is asking for the public's help in locating a man being sought for questioning in connection with the sniper shootings. Nathanel Osbourne is listed as the co-owner of the 1990 Chevrolet Caprice found at a Maryland rest stop yesterday. The other owner is John Allen Muhammad, one of the two sniper suspects who were found in the car and arrested. The car is registered to the address of a Camden, New Jersey restaurant. The owner of the restaurant says Osbourne did odd jobs for him there -- and sometimes stayed in...
  • Man Arrested In Sniper Case Attended School in Fort Myers (Pic of House)

    10/25/2002 7:26:06 PM PDT · by Shermy · 87 replies · 2,462+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | October 25, 2002
    The younger of two men arrested Thursday morning in connection with the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings is believed to have attended public school last year in south Fort Myers. John Lee Malvo, 17, was arrested at a rest stop in Frederick County, Md., and is one of two suspects in recent sniper attacks that have left 10 individuals dead and three wounded. Lee County school officials confirm that a teenager named Lee Boyd Malvo attended Cypress Lake High from Aug. 13 to Oct. 16, 2001, and authorities presume that individual is the same person arrested Thursday. Police also arrested John...
  • Shows at the Tweeter are mayhem for Camden

    08/04/2002 8:33:13 AM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 447+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/4/02 | Miriam Hill and Jake Wagman
    At the Virtua Health emergency room in Camden, a 22-year-old carried in from a concert at the Tweeter Center screams and curses at a nurse trying, gently, to help him sober up. Just a few hours later, in a separate incident, Camden police arrest another 22-year-old concertgoer for allegedly kicking and punching an unconscious man. By the time the night is over, drunk and high people will overwhelm the emergency rooms at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital, Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Police will arrest or issue citations to 32 people on charges ranging from aggravated...
  • Mysterious Black Blobs Mystify Town

    08/03/2002 7:36:10 AM PDT · by gitmo · 29 replies · 627+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 3, 2002
    (CBS) The black blobs that have mysteriously shown up on the streets and sidewalks of Camden, New Jersey were at least partially explained Friday. State and county officials said the stuff is paraffin wax and poses no risk, but they won't venture a guess as to how it got to the Waterfront South neighborhood. Paraffin wax is used in industrial processes and for making candles. Camden County Health Department spokeswoman Lorraine Hynes said hot weather probably made the goo more noticeable, melting dabs of it into dark, waxy, half-dollar-sized splotches in an area with industrial facilities and homes. Solving the...