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  • CRIME 5 hours agoTexas teen arrested with rifle, ammo near high school

    03/01/2018 8:49:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 3-1-18 | Associated Press
    ROWLETT, Texas – A Dallas-area teenager was being held on $1 million bond Thursday after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a semi-automatic rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Mass Murder Copycat Effect | The Media has Blood on its Hands in Florida

    02/23/2018 10:49:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Another mass killing has taken place in the defenseless victim zone of a Florida high school in the Miami metropolitan area of Broward County. The major media in this country has blood on its hands. They know that mass murderers are incentivized by media coverage that gives a form of immortality to the deranged killers. The pattern is clear.  Many of the killers are open about their desire for infamy. The Port Arther murderer asked his lawyer, again and again: “Did I break the record?”.The media does not care how many innocents die because of their push for ratings...
  • Australian Gun Control Won’t Work in the USA – Part One

    10/25/2017 6:45:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The extreme form of gun control pushed onto the Australian electorate after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 will not “work” in America. The reason is simple. It did not “work” in Australia. There have been numerous studies about what happened after extreme restrictions on gun ownership were implemented in Australia in 1996.  The evidence is clear. There was no measurable benefit, and significant cost. The overall homicide rate was not reduced in a measurable way. The suicide rate went up, down, and up, but stayed level as other methods were substituted.This detailed article, with charts, is the best...
  • Washington School Shooting Classic Copycat Effect

    09/24/2017 12:51:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The murder of Sam Strahan at Freeman High School in Washington State, appears to be another result of the American media's obsession with school shootings. Guns have been around for hundreds of years. Semi-automatic pistols have been common for over a hundred. But the rash of school shootings only escalated in the middle 1990's, after the federal bans on guns in schools. The most likely explanation is the copycat effect.The copycat effect is well known and understood. When an event is highly publicized, people who are emotional misfits, contemplating suicide, see a way to put meaning in their lives.They see...
  • CNN’s Dog-Whistling Is Working According To Plan

    08/18/2017 5:02:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 23 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.18.2017 | David Blackmon
    It should surprise no one that we now have leftwing Democrat officials joining the Kathy Griffins and Snoop Doggs of the world in overtly calling for the president’s assassination. After all, this is exactly what the fake news media, led by the open seditionists at CNN, have been dog-whistling to readers and viewers since last November. When you have a coordinated effort by the national Democrat Party and 95% of the national news media to de-humanize a sitting president in the eyes of the public for the express purpose of bringing down his presidency, that is a virtue-signal that killing...
  • CNN under fire for linking Barcelona terrorist attack to Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 6:51:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Jonathan Easley
    CNN suggested Thursday that the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain may have been inspired by the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., because both involved a vehicle running down pedestrians. The claim has drawn criticism because vehicle-ramming has been used before by Islamic extremists to carry out terrorist attacks. Investigators have not drawn any links between the incidents in Barcelona and Charlottesville.
  • Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is ‘A Copycat Version’

    08/17/2017 4:25:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    (Full title) Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is ‘A Copycat Version’ of Charlottesville Attack On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” anchor Wolf Blitzer stated that there will be questions about whether the Barcelona terror attack was a copycat of the Charlottesville, Virginia car attack. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Scuitto said, “[I]n light of the uproar over the last several days, five days apart, you have white supremacists in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have — attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles, apparently to kill as...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Barcelona Terrorism Could Be 'A Copycat' of Charlottesville Attack

    08/17/2017 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 17, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer was anchoring the network's breaking news coverage Thursday afternoon on the possible radical Islamic terror attack in Barcelona, Spain when he made the inartful and arguably pathetic assertion that the truck attack could be "a copycat" of the neo-Nazi car attack on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Rumored DNC motto ripped straight from Papa John's Pizza

    07/21/2017 6:54:59 AM PDT · by ptsal · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2017 | Becket Adams
    [snip] It may come as an unpleasant surprise to the party's supporters, then, to learn that the Democrats' rumored message for the 2018 midterms is the following: "A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages." Sweet fancy Moses. That's basically the Papa John's Pizza slogan ("Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John's"), but in reverse.
  • Does the Media Have More Blood on its Hands with the Canadian School Shooting?

    01/25/2016 6:10:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from The Canadian Press Details about the school shooting in Canada are still in short supply.  But it seems likely that the shooting was motivated by the media coverage that is given to mass shooters, especially school shootings, in the western world.  From thestarphoenix.com: "The community usually pulls together really strong in times like this," said Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief Teddy Clark on Friday. "Both Clearwater and La Loche, a lot of people are in shock. This is something that you only see on TV most of the time." (skip) Desjarlais-Thomas forwarded to The Canadian Press a...
  • Trump: Let's Face It, Ted Cruz Is Copying Me On Building a Border Wall

    01/04/2016 2:19:43 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/4/2016 | Allahpundit
    Trump: Let's face it, Ted Cruz is copying me on building a border wall in order to step up his "weak" immigration game. Skip to 4:55 of the clip below for the key bit from yesterday's "Face the Nation" interview. Pop quiz: Who said the following, and when did he say it - and to whom? We have a crisis on illegal immigration. Neither party is serious about stopping it. I strongly oppose illegal immigration. I categorically oppose amnesty. I support legal immigrants who come here supporting the American Dream. I come from the perspective of someone who spent much...
  • Jeb Bush Announces Anti-ISIS TV Ad That Rivals Trump's

    01/04/2016 7:33:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 1/4/16 | Tessa Berenson
    Jeb Bush announced a new television ad focused on his strategy against ISIS, in a style that seems to be trying to trump Trump. Bush's ad will begin running in New Hampshire on Tuesday, according to an email from the campaign. It centers on the former Florida Governor calling to lead "a global coalition" to take out ISIS with "overwhelming force," overlaid with dramatic music and headlines about the terrorist group's violence.
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • Maryland Mall Shooter Intended Columbine Copycat

    03/13/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Bedroom Police Chief William J. McMahon said that the Maryland shooter who killed two innocent people in a mall skateboard shop was fascinated with the Columbine shooting from 1999. A foxnews.com report quotes McMahon as saying that the shooter knew he had mental problems: "He knows he's sick. He knows he has problems that need to be addressed. He writes it in his journal. He writes in his journal he's not comfortable talking to his mother about it," McMahon said, adding that there was no indication he ever spoke with anyone about his concerns. Media focus on...
  • White House releases handwritten note Obama penned in tribute to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    11/20/2013 5:37:14 PM PST · by Kenny · 76 replies
    Mail On-Line ^ | 20 November 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The White House released a letter Tuesday handwritten by President Obama .....< snip > OBAMA'S LETTER COMMEMORATING LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS In the evening, when Michelle and the girls have gone to bed, I sometimes walk down the hall to a room Abraham Lincoln used as his office. It contains an original copy of the Gettysburg Address, written in Lincoln's own hand. I linger on these few words that have helped define our American experiment: "a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Through the lines of weariness etched in his face,...
  • Britain Braces For Possible Copycat Attacks

    05/24/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    My Way ^ | May 24,2013 | Paisley Dodds
    LONDON (AP) - Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier. London's Metropolitan Police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Only a fraction of Britain's police officers are armed.
  • Police: Md. man made threat, 'joker' reference

    07/28/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    Ktar.com ^ | 7/27/12 | AP
    <p>PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - A week after the Colorado movie theater massacre, a Maryland man was taken into custody when police said he made a "joker" reference and threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from.</p>
  • 8 Horror Movies That Inspired Real-Life Crimes

    11/08/2011 7:12:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Criminal Justice Degrees Guide ^ | Criminal Justice Degrees Guide
    8 Horror Movies That Inspired Real-Life Crimes Horror movies are meant to entertain and excite audiences, but by no means are they intended to be taken off the screen and acted out in real life. In some rare cases, horror movies give mentally ill people creative, yet twisted ideas that they feel compelled to repeat. Here are eight horror movies that inspired real-life crimes: 1 Natural Born Killers Natural Born Killers has inspired some of the most gruesome copycat killings in history. The film has been associated with several serial killers, including the homicidal couple Sarah Edmonson and Benjamin Darras....
  • Exxon, U.S. Government Duel Over Huge Oil Find

    08/18/2011 3:20:31 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/18/11 | R Gold
    Exxon Mobil Corp. is fighting with the U.S. government to keep control of one of its biggest oil discoveries ever, in a showdown where billions of dollars hang in the balance for both sides. The massive Gulf of Mexico discovery contains an estimated one billion barrels of recoverable oil, the company says. The Interior Department, which regulates offshore drilling, says Exxon's leases have expired and the company hasn't met the requirements for an extension. Exxon has sued to retain the leases. The court battle is playing out at a time in
  • Copycat Acid Attack?

    09/07/2010 12:26:15 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/6/10 | na
    (CBS) For the second time in a week, a woman has been attacked by an acid-throwing female. And police and other experts say they suspect the latest assault may be been a case of someone imitating the first. The latest took place Friday afternoon in Mesa, Ariz. The victim, Derri Velarde, 41, a mother of five, says it came out of nowhere...