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  • Gun Control's Potemkin Village

    01/28/2013 7:37:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback. One thing hasn't changed: The agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies—presentable facades with empty space behind them. This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both to posture for their...
  • Taxing bullets criminal

    10/13/2012 3:04:24 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 oct 2012 | Steve Chapman
    For urban politicians, gun control is like the bar in "Cheers" — a place of refuge they can seek out whenever things aren't going well. Things aren't going well on the crime front in Chicago, with homicides up 25 percent this year. So what else can our elected leaders do but promise action against guns? Action against the possession and use of guns by violent felons would be a good idea, but the proposal offered by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is something else: a penalty on nonviolent citizens who bear no blame for the carnage.
  • Futile remedies for mass shootings

    07/26/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 26 july 2012 | Steve Chapman
    When someone is ill or anxious to avoid illness, he may be open to any possible treatments. That's why quack remedies, untested formulas and obvious placebos often find takers. When a mass shooting occurs, the urge to find a cure is powerful. As a rule, though, those that emerge are the practical equivalent of sugar pills. A nation with very few guns, exceedingly tight firearms restrictions and little interest in such weaponry would not experience these atrocities as often as ours does. But in a society with hundreds of millions of guns and huge demand for them, as well as...
  • The 'paycheck fairness' myth

    06/07/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 june 2012 | Steve Chapman
    As any debater knows, defining the issue is a major part of the battle. On Tuesday, Democrats failed to persuade the Senate to approve the Paycheck Fairness Act. What are we to conclude from that outcome? That paychecks will be unfair, to the detriment of America's working women. That's the claim of those supporting the legislation. President Barack Obama said it would merely mandate "equal pay for equal work." Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, warned beforehand that failing to pass the bill would send "the message to little girls across the country that their work is less valuable...
  • Police: Inconsistencies cloud hotel probe

    06/03/2012 11:03:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sadie Gurman
    Pittsburgh detectives questioned a woman for nearly 12 hours about a bizarre robbery in the Downtown hotel room of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher, in part because she changed her story. Claudia Manrique, 26, of Silver Spring, Md., initially said she was attacked late Tuesday by a stranger posing as a maintenance man at the Omni William Penn who tied her up and made off with valuables belonging to pitcher Aroldis Chapman.
  • Reds' Chapman sued for $18M over Cuban conviction

    05/22/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | May 22, 2012
    MIAMI -- A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba is being sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man imprisoned on the communist island. The lawsuit was filed recently in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in human trafficking, leading to his 2008 arrest and conviction in Cuba. Curbelo Garcia is serving a 10-year sentence. Chapman defected in 2009 in the Netherlands and was signed a year later by the Reds to a six-year, $30.25 million contract. The lawsuit claims Chapman...
  • Vlad the impaler: Putin may have had affair with ex-spy Chapman (Where's Lyudmila?)

    05/11/2012 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/24/12 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Vlad the impaler: Putin may have had affair with ex-spy ChapmanBy ANDY SOLTIS Last Updated: 7:14 AM, April 24, 2012 Vladimir Putin may have had an affair with sexy former spy Anna Chapman — which might have knocked the Russian president’s wife of 29 years out of the spotlight, Kremlin watchers say. Putin, 59, is an ever-present figure in the Russian media but has been shown just twice with his 54-year-old wife, Lyudmila, in the last two years. Ex-Manhattanite Chapman, 30, who was booted to Moscow in a 2010 spy swap, soon emerged as a key player...
  • Russian Fem Spy Spooked US, But It Wasn't Anna Chapman

    04/03/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jason Ryan
    A female Russian agent got "close enough" to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that the FBI felt they had to swoop in and arrest the lot -- but it wasn't the famous femme fatale Anna Chapman, federal officials said today. .................................................... But Figliuzzi never named the Russian agent in question, even if the BBC ran images of Chapman -- as well as shots of a look-a-like -- during the interview, and now the FBI says he wasn't talking about her at all. Instead, Justice Department officials told ABC News Figliuzzi was referring to another of the arrested spies, Cynthia Murphy.
  • For public safety, it's a golden age

    12/25/2011 7:34:30 AM PST · by rellimpank · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 dec 2011 | Steve Chapman
    The 1950s are often recalled as a golden age in American life — stable families, rising incomes, wholesome TV shows and low crime rates. Doesn't sound like 2011, does it? When it comes to crime, though, there is a striking similarity: We are, believe it or not, in a new golden age. Crime has never subsided as a topic for local news or prime-time detective shows. Anyone looking for reasons to fear going out of the house can find plenty. But the truth is our streets are safer than they have been in a long time. The latest evidence came...
  • What do US State Department, Russian spies and Bulgarian mosque have in common? Ecotourism!

    08/30/2010 8:36:16 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 1 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    American tax-payers learned recently that the US State Department is funding mosques all around the globe, including one in my native Bulgaria: To support the restoration of the Kurshum Mosque in Silistra. Although it is located in the center of town, damage has been caused by centuries of neglect and earthquakes. The mosque was built in the 17th century when Silistra was an important port city on the Danube River ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Research shows that it has nothing to do with Islam, but with ecotourism. According to a local report the restoration of the mosque and...
  • Want to cut your own throat? – Support Unions

    05/16/2011 10:02:48 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-16-11 | Niboshibandito
    In the News Columns section of the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman takes on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over last month’s heavy-handed attempt to force Boeing to open a second Dreamliner Line in Washington State – rather than in South Carolina where they have already spent $1 billion building a plant, and plan to hire about 1000 non-union workers. You can read his piece here. It’s quite interesting: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0515-chapman-20110515,0,1660164.column Chapman covers all the points about why Boeing made that decision – which I think is completely rational and will...
  • Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money'(boozing agent ratted out Anna Chapman et al)

    05/06/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 05/05/11
    Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money' A top Russian secret service agent suspected of blowing the cover of a sleeper spy ring in the United States was a heavy drinker who betrayed Moscow purely to make money, sources said on Wednesday. Alexander Poteyev, who will go on trial in absentia for treason in Moscow on May 16, is charged with having tipped off Washington about a ring of 10 Russian spies who were later deported in the biggest post-Cold War spy scandal. The Izvestia daily Wednesday published a slew of new information about Poteyev, saying he was linked to...
  • Russian spy chief betrayed Anna Chapman, other agents in defection deal

    11/12/2010 6:41:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2010 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Sexy Russian spy Anna Chapman's boss was working for us. The head of Russia's spy operations in America defected just before he betrayed Chapman and her nine fellow sleeper agents last summer -- and the Kremlin has ordered a hit team to kill him as revenge, according to a bombshell report yesterday. Senior officials in Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's government said the double agent -- identified only as "Colonel Shcherbakov" -- was a devastating blow to Russia's SVR intelligence agency and touched off a probe.
  • Russian assassin 'sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman'

    11/11/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/11/10 | Tom Parfitt
    Kremlin reportedly dispatches contract killer to US to pursue 'traitor' colonel, claims reputable Moscow newspaperA contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. "We know who he is and where he is," a high-ranking Kremlin source told the reputable Kommersant newspaper. "You can have no doubt – a Mercader has already been sent after him." Ramón Mercader was the KGB-hired Spanish communist who was sent to kill Leon Trotsky with an icepick in Mexico in 1940.
  • Mrs. America owner worked with Anna Chapman and Vasily Kushchenko’s firm

    07/05/2010 8:59:16 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 5th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Alleged spy Anya Chapman and dad Vasily Kushchenko worked for a high profile Russian PR firm. The 4 Vlast (the Forth power) is the owner of the Mrs. World-Russia brand. In fact Vasily Kushchenko is listed as contact person for the Mrs World-St. Petersburg edition of the pageant. The President of Mrs. America and Mrs. World pageant is an American: David Marmel. Here is what he said at a press-conference before the event in St Peterburg: I am Russian by origin; my father and mother were born in Russia. Although I grew up in America, I always felt like I...
  • Anya Chapman and her Spy-Dad Vasily Kushchenko both worked for the PR agency 4Vlast

    07/03/2010 1:38:52 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 3rd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The company Chetvertaya Vlast (4 Vlast – means: the Forth Power) was a publisher of the magazine Vacation in Russia. Anya Chapman is listed as contact in London at the web-site The Spy-Dad Vasily Kushchenko worked at the 4 Vlast tourist agency and on Mrs. World-Russia project. The 4 Vlast PR Company is close to the Russian Presidency. The boss Aleksandr Krestnikov (Ironically ‘Krestnikov’ translates in English as Godfather) writes occasionally for Rossiiskaya Gazeta the official government paper. In March 7, 2001 Krestnikov writes an article where he talks about the new Russian PR strategy for the world: "15...
  • Spy Affair Called Attempt to Discredit Obama

    06/29/2010 11:28:50 PM PDT · by saundby · 24 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 30 June 2010 | Nabi Abdullaev
    ... "The choice of timing was particularly refined," Lavrov said sarcastically, referring to the fact that the arrests occurred after Obama met with Medvedev on Thursday for a visit widely seen as the latest step in the "reset" of relations between the former Cold War rivals. A source in Obama's administration said the president was not happy about the timing of the arrests, but investigators feared that some of their suspects might flee, The New York Times reported. The arrests might have been spurred by an FBI sting operation on Saturday in which one of the, Anna Chapman, was given...
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • Steven Curtis Chapman "Shows Hope" At The Festival of Life

    04/13/2010 5:35:20 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 312+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/13/2010 | Dan Wooding
    he date of May 21st, 2008, was the worst day of Steven Curtis Chapman's life, for it was then that Chapman's five-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, was killed in an accident. It occurred ten days after Maria's birthday when Maria was accidentally hit by her older brother Will while he was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser pulling into the driveway of their home in Franklin, Tennessee. Maria, the youngest in the family, was one of three daughters whom Steven and his wife Mary Beth had adopted from China, and she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Maria died...
  • Soldier killed in Afghanistan may have been set up

    01/05/2002 10:03:32 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 112+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/06/02 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>The Pentagon is refusing to rule out a betrayal in Friday's attack on two Americans, which killed Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman after the pair had met with local tribal leaders in Afghanistan's Paktia province. We just don't know. There are a lot of different people in that country.</p>
  • Md. Man Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy {Trained in Pakistan }

    08/04/2005 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Qaz_W · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Jackson Channel ^ | August 4, 2005 | N.A.
    BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Maryland man with conspiracy to provide information to terrorists. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York said Thursday afternoon that Mahmud Faruq Brent, also known as Mahmud Al Mutazzim, is in federal custody in New York. He was arrested Thursday in Newark, N.J. Brent, of Baltimore, faces charges of conspiring to provide resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been linked to bombings in India, from 2001 through the current year. Federal authorities, along with the Baltimore Joint Terrorism Task Force, searched Brent's northwest Baltimore residence following the arrest. Federal...
  • GEERT WILDERS at Chapman University, Orange, Ca. Saturday

    04/03/2009 8:35:56 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 70 replies · 2,064+ views
    Counter-demonstrators dream opportunity to assure free speech is not intimidated in Orange County, Ca.
  • IN A WORD -- FUBO

    02/20/2009 7:42:27 AM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,257+ views
    Lonsberry ^ | 2/20/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey. Though it wasn’t actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And that’s probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I don’t live there. So, to me, he’s just an insufferable bore. But I should have been listening anyway. Instead I got an idea. An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so. I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay...
  • CA: Colin Powell speech at Chapman University: $150,000 ($5K a minute)

    02/11/2009 10:21:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 664+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/11/09 | Doug Irving
    ORANGE – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be making about $5,000 a minute when he takes the stage at Chapman University next month to deliver the school's annual Global Citizen address. Powell will join the ranks of President George H.W. Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when he accepts Chapman's Global Citizen Medal during a $1,500-a-plate gala on March 28. He'll also collect a $150,000 speaking fee for a keynote address expected to last about half an hour. Chapman officials don't yet know what the topic of Powell's speech will be, university spokeswoman Mary Platt said. The...
  • Devastating Video, Obama talks about job Ayers gave him(Authors spelling :) )

    10/06/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Danae · 61 replies · 5,285+ views
    nakedemperornews.com ^ | 9/14/2008 | nakedemperornews
    Video of Obama in his own words from various interviews regarding Chicago Annenburg Challenge and who hired him. Bill Ayers, infact, Ayers built the foundation with a 50 Mill grant then hired Obama, the ACORN community Organization attorney (Obama) to run it. It was one of his only job resume points he pointed to while running for US Senate.
  • Lennon's killer told parole board he's ashamed

    08/19/2008 2:13:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies · 167+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 19, 2008 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    John Lennon's killer told parole officials during his latest unsuccessful bid for release from prison that he is ashamed and sorry for gunning down the former Beatle nearly three decades ago. Mark David Chapman was interviewed by the parole board for a fifth time Aug. 12 and was immediately denied release.
  • Lennon Killer Gets Wife Time in Attica (conjugal visits for at least 16 years)

    08/11/2008 6:52:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 1,505+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | August 11, 2008 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY - Imagine: The man who killed John Lennon has been enjoying conjugal visits with his wife for at least 16 years. Mark David Chapman has been locked up in the Attica Correctional Facility since gunning down the legendary former Beatle on Dec. 8, 1980. Since at least 1992, Chapman, who this week is up for parole for a fifth time, has been a part of the prison's "family reunion" program, the Daily News has learned. Under the program, Chapman gets to spend 44 hours straight with his wife in a special modular "private homelike setting," said Correctional Services Department...
  • Chapmans Receive Outpouring of Sympathy (Steven Curtis' family)

    05/23/2008 2:15:52 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 11 replies · 126+ views
    CBNNews.com ^ | CBNNews.com
    "Funeral arrangements have been made for the 5-year-old daughter of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman." "Cinderella" video w/SCC explaining inspiration for song SCC Blog video with Maria Sue
  • Singing star's son runs over daughter (Stephen Curtis Chapman)

    05/22/2008 5:14:56 AM PDT · by Mercat · 37 replies · 390+ views
    Fox and Friends | May 22, 2008 | unknown
    SMH Can't be posted due to copyright issues. Heard on Fox news.
  • TV Sidekick Found Naked in Truck ("Bounty Hunter")

    01/05/2008 12:34:17 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies · 706+ views
    AP on AOLNews ^ | January 5, 2008
    HONOLULU (Jan. 5) - A sidekick of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman turned himself in to authorities Friday after a shopping center security guard reported seeing him naked in his pickup truck, performing a lewd act, police said. But Tim Chapman's lawyer insists his client spilled juice on himself and was just changing clothes Thursday night. The guard told Chapman to put on his clothes and get out of the truck, police said. After dressing, Chapman started his truck and drove over a sidewalk, nearly hitting the guard, then drove off, police said. The guard told police that he...
  • Bond remains in place for Duane "Dog" Chapman

    08/19/2007 7:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 2,030+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2007
    Duane "Dog" Chapman is upset a $300,000 federal bond remains in place even though a Mexican judge has dismissed charges against him. The TV bounty hunter posted the bond and was freed after being arrested last September as he fought extradition to Mexico. He had been charged under Mexican law with "deprivation of liberty" for his 2003 capture of a fugitive convicted rapist in Mexico. Mexican Judge Jose Alberto Montes dismissed the charges last month, ruling the statute of limitations had expired.
  • Cab Driver Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

    04/02/2007 6:28:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2007 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    A former D.C. cab driver pleaded guilty today to conspiring to support a Pakistani group on the U.S. terrorism list by attending one of its training camps, officials said. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, a Baltimore suburb, was arrested in 2005. He had been scheduled to go on trial on April 24 along with two New Yorkers and a Florida doctor. During a hearing in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, Brent acknowledged that he attended a Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp in 2002, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in New York. The Islamic guerrilla group is fighting...
  • Duane 'Dog' Chapman to Be Extradited to Face Charges in Mexico

    02/16/2007 12:06:06 PM PST · by Abby4116 · 164 replies · 3,767+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/2007
    GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A federal court has cleared the way for TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman to be extradited to face charges in Mexico, court officials said. Norma Jara, a spokeswoman for the second district court in Guadalajara, said the court rejected Chapman's injunction request, ruling there was no reason not to try him with the charge of deprivation of liberty of Mexico. "We only just heard about the Mexican court's decision to continue with the extradition proceedings, and are still in shock," Chapman and his wife, Beth, said in a statement issued Thursday night in Honolulu.
  • Lennon's killer denied parole for fourth time

    10/10/2006 9:39:09 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 25 replies · 810+ views
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2006
    ATTICA, New York (AP) -- John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fourth time Tuesday because of the "bizarre nature" of his crime. Mark David Chapman, 51, must remain at Attica Correctional Facility for at least two more years for gunning down the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980. "The panel remains concerned about the bizarre nature of this premeditated and violent crime," the board wrote in a one-page decision issued shortly after Chapman's appearance before the three-member panel at Attica.
  • Television bounty hunter Dog Chapman set free on bail in Hawaii

    09/16/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Hannibal Hamlin · 76 replies · 5,748+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/06
    Television bounty hunter Dog Chapman set free on bail in Hawaii By Associated Press Saturday, September 16, 2006 - Updated: 12:08 PM EST HONOLULU - TV reality star Duane “Dog” Chapman and two co-stars accused of illegal detention and conspiracy in the bounty hunters’ capture of a cosmetics company heir in Mexico posted bail and were released Friday. Chapman was released on $300,000 bail after spending the night in a federal detention center and his co-stars on the popular A&E show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” were freed on $100,000 bail each. Chapman, his son, Leland Chapman, and associate Timothy Chapman,...
  • Gov't: Bookseller tried to help terrorists

    02/08/2006 9:41:46 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 569+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-8-06
    NEW YORK (AP) - A bookstore owner and a jazz musician agreed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks to try to help terrorists in Afghanistan buy weapons and communications equipment to fight American soldiers, the government charged Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Hou said Abdulrahman Farhane, 51, and the musician, Tarik Shah, 42, spoke with an FBI informant about the plot in Farhane's bookstore in December 2001 "while the ruins of 9/11 were still smoldering." The prosecutor asked that Farhane be held without bail on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and trying to cover up his...
  • Chapman fraud charge dropped (Virginia Local Politics)

    09/21/2005 6:29:57 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 256+ views
    The Potomac News ^ | 09/21/2005 | Rob Seal
    Printer-Friendly Version Email This Story Chapman fraud charge dropped By ROB SEAL rseal@potomacnews.com Wednesday, September 21, 2005 A former House of Delegates candidate who was indicted in the middle of a heated election is no longer charged with felony voter fraud. Steve Chapman, 27, was scheduled to go to trial today for allegedly lying about his address on a voting registration form. On Monday, a special prosecutor dropped that charge, which carried the threat of a 10-year prison sentence. Chapman said the outcome was a relief, but not a surprise. "We're excited, but I always said these charges were trumped...
  • Feds Hold Terror Suspect In Manhattan

    08/04/2005 7:20:31 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 13 replies · 771+ views
    1010 WINS AM ^ | 8/4/05 | 1010 WINS
    A Maryland man was charged with conspiracy to help a terrorist organization after he boasted that he went to Pakistan, attended terrorist training camps and agreed to provide whatever assistance was necessary, prosecutors said Thursday. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, Md., was charged after a New York musician arrested on similar charges in May agreed to meet with him and let the FBI record the encounter, according to a joint release by federal prosecutors, the FBI and New York police. Brent was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with conspiracy to provide material...
  • FBI arrests two men on terror charges

    05/29/2005 10:30:23 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 37 replies · 949+ views
    MSNBC News - Terrorism & Security ^ | Updated: 10:47 p.m. ET May 29, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Move follows two-year sting operation NEW YORK - The FBI arrested a Florida doctor and a New York martial arts expert on federal terrorism charges, saying they conspired to treat and train terrorists, federal prosecutors announced Sunday. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, a Boca Raton physician, and Tarik Shah, a self-described martial arts expert in New York, were both charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Both men are American citizens. Prosecutors said Sabir agreed to treat jihadists, or holy warriors, in Saudi...
  • Judge convicts three U.S. citizens on terror conspiracy counts

    03/04/2004 1:14:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 490+ views
    AP | 3/04/04 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Three American Muslims accused of undergoing paramilitary training in hopes of joining up with the Taliban were convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorism. Prosecutors said the three were part of a "Virginia jihad network" that used paintball games in 2000 and 2001 to train for holy war around the globe. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the group allegedly focused efforts on defending the Taliban. Masoud Khan, 34, of Gaithersburg, Md., was convicted of the most serious charges, including conspiracy to levy war against the United States and conspiracy to contribute services to the...
  • Eight held in region in probe of 'jihad'

    06/28/2003 12:51:22 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 519+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2003 | Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella
    <p>FBI agents have arrested eight men in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania in a suspected scheme by Islamic extremists to engage in "holy jihad" to drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia.</p> <p>The men, along with three others, were named in a 41-count federal grand jury indictment handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria accusing them of conspiracy to "prepare for and engage in violent jihad" against foreign targets in Kashmir, the Philippines and Chechnya. Nine of the 11 were identified as U.S. citizens.</p>
  • 'Dog' Chapman Ordered to Stand Trial in Mexico

    06/26/2003 6:25:05 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 21 replies · 822+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — A judge found enough evidence Thursday to order U.S. bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman (search), his son and brother to stand trial on criminal charges for capturing a fugitive American heir.</p> <p>Judge Jose de Jesus Pineda freed two other Americans, producer Jeff Sells and actor Boris Krutonog, but found that the Chapmans should be charged with criminal association and deprivation of liberty -- similar to kidnapping without requesting a ransom.</p>
  • "Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies"

    06/26/2003 9:02:20 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 18 replies · 1,455+ views
    Cong. Billybob's Reports ta the Folks Back Home ^ | 26 June 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    A favorite song of mine is the instant classic by Fleetwood Mac, "Little Lies." This song repeatedly uses these two lines, "Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies." The first subject, as you might have guessed, is Hillary Clinton's new book, jocularly entitled "Living History." Two of the women in the street who made comments on TV about Hillary and her book came close to the truth. One said, "Well, that's her story." Another said, "She had to believe that." We are dealing, of course, with the only non-boring part of Hillary's tome, the few paragraphs about Bill and...
  • Mexico Releases Bounty Hunter Chapman (On Bail)

    06/23/2003 9:02:37 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 10 replies · 8,108+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2003 | Associated Press
    Mexico Releases Bounty Hunter Chapman Sat Jun 21, 5:59 PM ET PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Mexican immigration authorities released on Saturday Hawaii-based bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman and four other Americans who were arrested Wednesday after reportedly capturing one of California's most-wanted fugitives. AP Photo Chapman, his brother Timothy, his son Leland, reality TV producer Jeff Sells and actor Boris Krutonog were charged Friday with illegal deprivation of liberty and criminal association in connection with the capture of convicted rapist and cosmetics heir Andrew Luster. On Thursday, authorities expelled Luster to the United States, where he is appealing a 124-year...
  • Congressional race takes a side road on the who's-who issue [TX-05]

    09/24/2002 5:27:13 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 453+ views
    Athens Daily Review ^ | 9/24/02 | Jayson Larson
    Congressional race takes a side road on the who's-who issue By Jayson Larson A week ago this Saturday, Ron Chapman, the Democratic political candidate for Dist. 5 U.S. Congress, stood on the Henderson County courthouse lawn trying to convince voters he will bring a "common-sense approach" to Washington, D.C. A little bit later in the day, Jeb Hensarling brought Ron Chapman to Republican Party headquarters to get his endorsement. Confused? Depending on which campaign you speak to, so are voters. The Chapman who dished out the endorsement would be the longtime Dallas radio disc jockey whose unmistakable voice was heard...
  • Hensarling-Chapman Race Remains Tight [TX-05]

    09/09/2002 8:07:49 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 13 replies · 539+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 9/9/02 | Chris Cillizza
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    06/25/2002 1:45:36 PM PDT · by Illbay · 5 replies · 216+ views
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