Keyword: copycat

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • China eats Russia Alive

    06/18/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by shield · 24 replies · 875+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 14th, 2010
    After years of having their military technology blatantly stolen by China, Russia is no longer selling them much of anything. In addition, the state controlled Russian media is now featuring lots of pundits deploring the low performance of the Chinese arms industry, and how poorly they have copied Russian military technology. A recent flurry of reports disparaged Chinese attempts to copy the Russian Su-33 (an aircraft carrier version of the Su-27). This all rings hollow when you consider how the Chinese have already caught up with a lot of Russian military manufacturers, and are driving them out of business in...
  • Right Talk Radio wants and needs your help!

    10/25/2009 1:29:19 AM PDT · by Arthur Conley · 4 replies · 616+ views
    Right Talk Radio ^ | 10/25/09 | Arthur Conley
    Greetings all, My name is Arthur Conley and I am the owner and Executive Producer of Right Talk Radio at www.righttalkradio.com Right Talk Radio is a web based internet radio station focusing on the principles that founded America, The values that make her people great and the freedoms that allow us to be the shining city on the hill. Are you or have you ever wanted to be a talk show host, blogger, journalist, artist, web designer or columnist with, get this, a conservative agenda? Here's your chance! We're looking for people just like you! If you believe that America...
  • Barack Obama to echo JFK with call for self-sacrifice

    01/18/2009 7:41:53 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 96 replies · 1,796+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/18/2008 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama will call on Americans to replace the "anything goes" culture of recent years with a new in his inaugural address. Aides said the President-Elect's first words as president would hark back to John F Kennedy's plea to "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country". Rahm Emanuel, who will be chief of staff in the new White House, said: "We need that culture of responsibility, not just to be asked of the American people, but its leaders must also lead by example." The address was mostly written a...
  • Caption Shepard Fairey, who created those Che-like Obama posters

    01/15/2009 11:04:23 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 28 replies · 3,201+ views
    me ^ | 1/15/09 | me
    (entitled "Friend Mao")
  • Executive hailed in China as he flees UK (the case of heroic copycat)

    01/11/2008 11:30:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 225+ views
    FT ^ | 01/11/08 | Jamil Anderlini
    Executive hailed in China as he flees UK By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Published: January 11 2008 02:50 | Last updated: January 11 2008 02:50 A Chinese executive who was due to appear on Thursday in a British court for possible extradition to the US is being hailed as a hero by Beijing’s state media and on the internet after he skipped bail and fled home to the southern province of Hunan. The City of Westminster magistrates’ court said it had issued a warrant for the arrest of Yuan Hongwei, chairman of Chinese glue-maker MagPow Adhesive Industries, and seized his...
  • Shots fired, juvenile with rifle in LHC (breaking)

    12/11/2007 3:06:16 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies · 309+ views
    Police scanner | 12/11/07 | Neil E. Wright
    I'm listening to my scanner and Lake Havasu City PD officers are currently searching for a male juvenile seen toting a rifle in the vicinity of the local middle school. There was also a report of three shots fired in that area. Police just reported that the school is okay. Nothing further as of yet
  • Shooting at Johnson Space Center (Updates at 487 & 488)

    04/20/2007 12:38:13 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 584 replies · 34,022+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04-20-07 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Fox News reporting a shooting at the Johnson Space Center Building 44, building evacuated.
  • Copycat shooter suspect arrested [inspired by Tuesday's mass murder at Virginia Tech]

    04/20/2007 7:57:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 607+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 4-20-2007 | Alan Naditz
    TEACHERS locked classroom doors, lowered shades and kept nearly 22,000 school children inside all day today in two northern California cities after a man threatened to go on a killing spree inspired by Tuesday's mass murder at Virginia Tech university.
  • University of Nevada Reno is being Evacuated

    04/19/2007 8:52:51 PM PDT · by skippermd · 57 replies · 4,795+ views
    KTVN Reno ^ | April 19, 2007 | Arash Mosaleh
    Students on the University of Nevada, Reno campus are told to go home tonight and classes have been cancelled after police received reports of a man wanted on a parole and probation violation. Police say Michael James Sheriff is known to have made threatening remarks regarding the Virginia Tech massacre. Channel 2 has been told Sheriff does not live on campus and he may be armed. Police describe Sheriff as a white man, 5'11'', 175 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. If you see him, call 911 immediately. Students on campus told Channel 2 News that they heard reports...
  • Man sought after making Virginia Tech-type Threats

    04/19/2007 4:54:00 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 5 replies · 535+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 19, 2007 | Ramon Coronado
    A SWAT team in Yuba City has surrounded a house near a middle school where officials believe a suspect who had threatened a killing spree at area schools may be nearby, authorities said.
  • St Edwards in Austin, TX lockdown

    04/17/2007 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 74 replies · 5,901+ views
    self ^ | 4-17-07 | self
    May be a false rumor, but I was just told that St Edwards in Austin TX is under lockdown after a threatening note was found regarding a copycat to Va Tech
  • Pakistani child imitating Saddam's hanging dies

    01/01/2007 5:19:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 88 replies · 3,557+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/01/07
    Pakistani child imitating Saddam's hanging dies 1 hour, 14 minutes ago MULTAN, Pakistan (AFP) - A young boy who tried to copy hanging scenes from the execution video of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein died in central Pakistan, police said. Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussein's hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home in Rahim Yar Khan district Sunday, a local police official said. The father of the deceased boy said that his children had been watching the video of Saddam Hussein's execution on...
  • New Report That Senator Uttered Slurs

    09/26/2006 8:21:06 PM PDT · by freespirited · 50 replies · 1,228+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/26/06 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Another acquaintance of Senator George Allen said Tuesday that she heard him use a racial slur in 1976, contradicting a statement he made Monday in an effort to tamp down similar accusations. Mr. Allen’s campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, called the account by the woman, Ellen G. Hawkins, “another false accusation.” Mr. Allen, a Virginia Republican whose re-election campaign has been knocked off balance by the accusations, said Monday that he did not remember ever using the term and that “it is absolutely false that that was ever part of my vocabulary.” Mrs. Hawkins, who described herself as a rural Virginia...
  • John Kerry: Bush Will ‘Cut and Run’ in Afghanistan

    09/14/2006 11:46:51 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 94 replies · 1,673+ views
    Newsmax ^ | September 14, 2006 | Newsmax
    Just ran across this one on Newsmax Bush Will ‘Cut and Run’ in AfghanistanThursday, Sept. 14, 2006 2:09 p.m. EDTDemocratic Sen. John Kerry, the party's [FAILED] 2004 presidential nominee, accused the Bush administration of pursuing a "cut and run" strategy in Afghanistan that has emboldened terrorists and made the United States less safe."The administration's Afghanistan policy defines cut and run," Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery at Howard University on Thursday. "Cut and run while the Taliban-led insurgency is running amok across entire regions of the country. Cut and run while Osama bin Laden and his henchmen hide and...
  • Mark Levin Talk Show Live(?) Thread 4 July 2006

    07/04/2006 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 99 replies · 1,152+ views
    Welcome to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic!
  • Next Step for Counterfeiters: Faking the Whole Company(China, the copycat extraordinaire)

    05/01/2006 10:32:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,156+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/01/06 | DAVID LAGUE
    May 1, 2006 Next Step for Counterfeiters: Faking the Whole Company By DAVID LAGUE BEIJING — At first it seemed to be nothing more than a routine case of counterfeiting in a country where faking it has become an industry. In mid-2004, managers at the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese electronics giant NEC started receiving reports that pirated keyboards and blank CD and DVD discs bearing the company's brand were on sale in retail outlets in Beijing and Hong Kong. So like many other manufacturers combating intellectual property thieves in China, the company hired an investigator to track down the...
  • Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Bush

    03/20/2006 7:15:07 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 274 replies · 3,921+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3/20/2006
    LIMA, Peru - Carlos Santana quoted his old friend Jimi Hendrix in an anti-war message here Monday and said his philosophy is the antithesis of President George W. Bush's. "I have wisdom. I feel love. I live in the present and I try to present a dimension that brings harmony and healing," the 58-year-old rock icon said. "My concept is the opposite of George W. Bush." Santana, speaking to Peruvian journalists ahead of a Tuesday concert, said young people's opposition to the war in Iraq is reaching the dimensions of the anti-Vietnam war sentiment in the 1970s. "There is more...
  • Arson Cited in Arizona Adventist Church Fire

    02/15/2006 8:20:18 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 11 replies · 336+ views
    Adventist News Network ^ | February 14, 2006 | George Johnson
    A nighttime fire at the North Valley Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix, Arizona is being blamed on arson, with city and federal officials investigating. The Feb. 7 blaze gutted the church, and caused a reported $200,000 in damage. While the congregation, which has 150 members, is insured, the emotional toll is heavy. Discussing the thought that the fire was set, church Pastor Claudio M. Martin told the "Arizona Republic" newspaper, "I don't want to even suspect that someone would do such a thing." However, that same newspaper report indicated arson is, indeed, suspected. Division Chief Mike Sandulak of the...
  • N.J. college student auctions body on eBay (She's gonna make $$$)

    05/21/2005 10:31:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 716+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 5/19/05 | staff
    WAYNE, N.J. -- A 21-year-old college business major living in this northern New Jersey community has proven a basic lesson of marketing: Sex sells. Courtney Van Dunk posted a bikini-clad picture of herself on eBay about two weeks ago, auctioning off space on her body for advertisers. The auction ended Thursday with a winning bid from a New Jersey wine retailer offering $11,300 for a month's worth of advertising. Van Dunk, though, says the offer has been retracted, but she's confident that she's made contacts with enough companies to still earn some cash. When she finds a buyer, Van Dunk...
  • New York Student Arrested in Alleged Plot to Blow Up High School

    03/31/2005 12:38:21 PM PST · by Crackingham · 19 replies · 948+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/05 | Carolyn Thompson
    A 15-year-old boy who had shown strong interest in the Columbine school shootings has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up his high school, authorities said Thursday. The high school sophomore had assembled bomb-making materials including gunpowder and fuses, and a search of his home showed that the boy was seemingly fascinated with the Columbine massacre, officials said. Authorities found downloaded autopsy reports on Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, crime scene photos and pictures of the weapons. The student talked about his plans with other students, who alerted officials at his high school outside Buffalo. He was...
  • Netflix Ripoff / Scam Site?

    03/20/2005 7:32:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 433+ views
    Netflix Ripoff / Scam Site? Richard told me about Flix-Online.com, an obvious ripoff of Netflix and probably a scam. They charge a one-time fee of $23.40 for unlimed downloads of 35,000 movies, and say they have 1.6 million members. How does it work? That's the easy part. You will simply download and install a single program. Once installed and connected, you can search for movies, television shows, even entire television series or browse a huge selection of movies from a website. Pick all the movies you want and with a single click they will start downloading automatically. Best of all,...
  • Pregnant woman kills attacker

    02/11/2005 1:19:07 PM PST · by missyme · 73 replies · 2,607+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 11th, 2005
    Police said 26-year-old Sarah Brady acted in self-defense in killing Katherine Smith on Thursday. No charges were filed. Smith, 22, had been falsely telling neighbors for weeks that she was pregnant, and a search of her apartment after her death revealed a full baby nursery, investigators said. "She had everything in place that you'd expect to have in place with a newborn coming," said Steve Hensley, police chief in this Cincinnati suburb. Brady, 26, was treated for cuts at a hospital.
  • Copycat SUV vs Train Suicide Attempt

    01/27/2005 12:50:47 PM PST · by naturalized · 16 replies · 950+ views
    GLENDALE, Calif. Just one day after a man caused a deadly train derailment in Southern California by parking an S-U-V on the tracks -- there's word of a possible copycat incident.
  • Students Accused Of Planning Copycat Columbine Massacre

    01/13/2004 3:25:39 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 229+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-13-2004
    Students accused of planning copycat Columbine massacre Two high school students have been arrested in Louisiana and accused of creating an elaborate plan to recreate the bloody Columbine high school massacre on its five-year anniversary in April. Christopher Levins, 17, and Adam Sinclair, 19, were both charged with terrorising - a felony punishable with up to 15 years in prison, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said. "This is not just a case of kids just talking to be cool," Wiley said. "These students had plans all worked out." The alleged plot was discovered after an anonymous call was made to...
  • MSBlast copycat set to pounce, firm says

    09/17/2003 8:40:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 238+ views
    CNETnews.com ^ | 9/16/03 | Ina Fried
    MSBlast copycat set to pounce, firm says By Ina Fried CNET News.com September 16, 2003, 5:42 PM PT Tools now exist to exploit a recently announced Windows flaw, further increasing the likelihood that new viruses will emerge soon, a security firm has warned. Ken Dunham, an analyst at Reston, Va.-based iDefense, said Tuesday it is "highly likely" that new worms or Trojan horses will emerge in the next few days. They are expected to prey on computers that have not been updated with the latest security patch for Microsoft's operating system. "A new Blaster-like worm family could be created in...
  • ‘Operation: Hidden Agenda’ an ethics teacher’s answer to U.S. military deck of Iraq’s most wanted

    06/29/2003 1:57:37 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 84 replies · 535+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2003 | ROBYN MOORMEISTER
    By ROBYN MOORMEISTERSentinel staff writer This high school teacher doesn’t think the U.S. government is playing with a full deck. So she’s printed up her own decks in an effort to prove it. Available locally, the ‘‘Operation: Hidden Agenda" playing cards are Kathy Eder’s answer to the U.S. military’s distribution of its most wanted list card collection — the Bush administration’s unique and portable list of 55 wanted former Iraqi government officials. Eder’s cards are a little different than George W.’s. There are pictures of U.S. government officials, like the four of spades featuring Central Command Commander in Chief Tommy...
  • Gunfire on I-40 kills man, injures woman in pickup (Sniper?)

    06/26/2003 5:51:30 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies · 185+ views
    Tennessean va AP ^ | 6/26/03 | Unknown
    <p>NEWPORT, Tenn. — A man was found dead and a woman injured last night on Interstate 40 after at least one bullet struck their pickup in a remote part of Cocke County, authorities said.</p> <p>The incident occurred about 7 p.m. CDT approximately two miles east of Newport. A westbound Toyota pickup with Michigan plates was struck by gunfire from the north side of the interstate, David Jennings, deputy director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, told the Knoxville News Sentinel.</p>
  • Davis critics cry plagiarism (Doofus Apes Clinton)

    01/10/2003 7:01:42 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 13 replies · 184+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 01/10/03 | JAMES NASH
    <p>His address Wednesday closely parallels one President Clinton gave, but some speechwriters are forgiving.</p> <p>In the opening of his State of the State speech, Gov. Gray Davis used the same ideas and many of the same words that President Clinton used in his first State of the Union address - a similarity so striking that it prompted charges Thursday of plagiarism.</p>
  • MEMPHIS: Police question teens after "sniper" threats reported (sniper copy cat wannabe's)

    10/30/2002 7:29:37 PM PST · by GailA · 6 replies · 378+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/30/02 | Chris Conley
    Police question teens after "sniper" threats reported By Chris Conley conley@gomemphis.com October 30, 2002 Memphis police on Wednesday were questioning two teenagers, 17 and 19, who allegedly made threats against family members and others. At least one of the teenagers allegedly made a reference to the sniper shootings in the Washington area. "We have to take seriously any threats of this nature based on what’s happened in the past month," said Inspector J. D. King. John Allen Muhammad, 41, and John Lee Malvo, 17, were arrested early Thursday as they dozed in their car at a rest stop outside Frederick,...
  • BREAKING! Highway Shootings in St. Louis

    10/16/2002 7:15:46 AM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 143 replies · 1,916+ views
    KMOX Radio ^ | 10/15/02 | Me
    No link yet - just reported that the driver of a red Monte Carlo began randomly firing into automobiles on the highways surround the St. Louis downtown area. Police and medical crews are on the scene.
  • Copycat Sniper on Long Island Expressway?

    10/15/2002 2:16:54 PM PDT · by Callahan · 13 replies · 297+ views
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 10/15/02 | AP
    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A bullet fragment was recovered from a car door after the driver reported hearing “five loud bangs” as she drove home on the Long Island Expressway, police said Tuesday. At about the same time, another witness, about a quarter-mile away, reported hearing firecrackers and feeling an object pass over his head. No injuries were reported. Detectives said they were confident the two incidents, which took place at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, were related. Nassau County police investigators continued Tuesday to search an area north and south of the expressway, looking for any evidence that a weapon had...
  • John Edwards on Fox Now: The Ambulance Chaser Supports Bush! (2004 'Rat Plan)

    10/07/2002 2:21:56 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 309+ views
    Just saw Edwards on with John Gibson. The Ambulance man is obviously running for Prez in '04, trying to ally himself with Bush--acting like a Hawk.I don't trust these people at all.