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  • 3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22

    09/30/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2014, 7:53 PM|Reporting from Mexico City
    <p>The army had initially portrayed the killings in Tlatlaya, Mexico, on June 30 as part of a fierce gun battle. But investigations by journalists, starting with the Associated Press, revealed no signs of an extended fight and, instead, showed indications that the gunmen might have been killed one by one.</p>
  • Subaru and Scion beat competition with most traffic tickets

    09/30/2014 9:54:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 9-30-14 | Robert Duffer
    Certain cars attract certain drivers. Owners of the turbocharged all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX get more tickets than any other car, with one in every three owners reporting a traffic violation in the past three years, according to a recent study by Insurance.com. “The fact that you have a WRX is not causing you to get a ticket,” explains Des Toups, Managing Editor of the insurance shopping site. “You are.” Owners of the Pontiac GTO, Scion FR-S, Toyota Supra and Subaru Tribeca rounded out the top five spots. The data was based on info provided by 557,238 drivers shopping for car insurance...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • PD: Mom drove with baby in trunk to avoid ticket for not having a car seat

    09/30/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 09/29/2014 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - One mom faces child abuse charges after police found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop.
  • California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

    09/30/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/30/2014 | Sharon Bernstein Reuters
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family.
  • LMPD: Student shot at Fern Creek Traditional High School

    09/30/2014 2:47:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Joey Brown
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The person who shot a student at Fern Creek High School fled the building, but a suspect was captured about three hours later, according to Louisville Metro Police. One shot was fired inside a third-floor classroom at about 1 p.m. at the school at 9100 Fern Creek Road. The student was rushed to a hospital and was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The parents of that student were notified and the family was reunited at a hospital, police said. [SLIDESHOW: Student shot at Fern Creek Traditional High School] It is not known what...
  • Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed (Bell Gardens)

    09/30/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 8:42 PM EDT
    Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene. …
  • Regulation Charges $125 for Photo Permit in Nashville Public Parks (Video)

    09/30/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Roger Susanin) -- A little-known Metro Parks & Recreation regulation requires people pay $125 for a permit to take photos or shoot video at Nashville public parks.
  • California governor vetoes ethics bills

    09/30/2014 5:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending. The Democratic governor said politicians should be subject to campaign finance rules, but the general activities addressed in the bills already are subject to regulation and disclosure. The political ethics bills originated in the state Senate, where lawmakers have been under a cloud after federal agents arrested two Democrats in unrelated corruption cases. Agents say supporters lavished gifts and dinners on Sens. Leland Yee...
  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    09/30/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 7:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. …
  • Secret Service follows the Obama scandal playbook

    09/30/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart -- the Conversation ^ | 9-30-14 | John Hayward
    Whatever else is going on at the Secret Service, they've got the Obama Administration scandal playbook down pat, which is really depressing. 1. Lie about what happened - They not only misled the public about how far Omar Gonzalez penetrated the White House, they apparently were less than forthcoming with Congress. According to CBS News, "a congressional official told the Associated Press that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers who were briefed a week after the incident by the Administration were never told how far Gonzalez made it into the building." At today's hearings, House Oversight chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) referred to...
  • Tension in Ferguson at 'Boiling Point,' Residents Say

    09/30/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Aaron Mermelstein
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) FERGUSON, Missouri — Time hasn’t healed the anger here. Eight people were arrested during protests outside the police station on South Florissant Avenue on Sunday night, and residents say the tension is still palpable, nearly two months after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darrell Wilson. At a basketball court in Forestwood Park, about a mile from where the shooting happened on Aug. 9, Tyrone Parker said he feared the community was about to hit a "another boiling point" as a grand jury weighs possible charges. “I don’t see nobody that has calmed down yet,” he said. Sunny...
  • Manhunt for Eric Frein: Pipe bombs, trip wire found in woods, police say

    09/30/2014 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Associated Press
    BLOOMING GROVE, PA - State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Lt. Col. George Bivens said the bombs were fully functional but not deployed. He says they could have been set off by either a trip wire or fuse, but appear to be among items that were hastily discarded.
  • Cop Killer Picked as College Graduation Speaker

    09/30/2014 4:05:48 PM PDT · by walford · 41 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | September 30, 2014 | Staff
    ...Mumia Abu-Jamal's recorded remarks will be played Sunday at [Goddard College's] commencement, along with a video about him. Bob Kenny, the school's interim president, is quoted on the website as saying the graduates' selection of Abu-Jamal reflects "their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that."
  • Top VA Official Conspired With Her Married Boyfriend To Thwart Investigations

    09/30/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-30-14 | Tristyn Bloom
    A recent investigation has uncovered a shocking tale of corruption and adultery at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Susan Taylor, a longtime federal employee and Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at the Veterans Health Administration since 2010, not only used her position to award government contracts to a former business partner, and worked with said company to hide the thousands and thousands of dollars it was making off the government, but conspired with her married boyfriend — who also had close personal ties to the company — to thwart investigations into her misconduct. The salacious story began in 1994, when Taylor...
  • Security guard with gun, criminal record allowed on elevator with Obama

    09/30/2014 3:26:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    An armed security contractor with a criminal background was allowed in an elevator with President Obama earlier this month, according to reports , adding to a string of security breaches plaguing the Secret Service. The member of a private security firm was on an elevator with Obama during the president's trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16. The man did not comply with agents who told him to stop filming the president on the elevator. Only when a supervisor for the private security firm came over to address the situation did the agents...
  • Beer May Make Your Smarter

    09/30/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/31/14 | Patrick Jones
    Researchers from Oregon State are saying that an ingredient in beer can help boost brain function.
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

    09/30/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Some 200 people angry over Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again...
  • Government Funds Lawyers for Immigrant Kids

    09/30/2014 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By AMY TAXIN
    The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration. Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services' said it is the first time the office that oversees programs for unaccompanied immigrant children will provide money for direct legal representation. The grants to two organizations are part of a bigger $9 million project that aims to provide lawyers to 2,600 children.
  • Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections

    09/30/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ken Blackwell & Edwin Meese III
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce...
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, link only
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

    09/30/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Don Thompson
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat. Brown announced the bill signing Tuesday. It was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara. …
  • Police in hunt for Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect find pipe bombs

    09/30/2014 12:59:34 PM PDT · by dware · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.30.2014 | AP
    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday the pipe bombs were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or fuse, but appear to be among items that were hastily discarded.
  • Police: Strong cologne leads officers to suspect after 100 mph chase

    09/30/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 55 replies
    KPTV ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | Paul Craig
    A suspect who led police on a 100 mph chase and then attempted to hide was caught after officers picked up on the strong scent of his cologne, according to the Lebanon Police Department. An officer attempted to stop a Honda Prelude for speeding and failing to obey a traffic control device at 4 a.m. Sunday. Police said the car sped up and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph heading westbound on Highway 20 toward Albany. During the chase, the hood of the suspect's car was ripped off due to the speed. Police lost sight of the car in...
  • The Collapse and Abuse Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About

    09/30/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Corporations are fleeing the United States for the relative tax benefits of places like Ireland. And the corporate self-exile trend is helping to push merger and acquisition activity to the highest level since the 2008 financial crash-- but it's not cause for joy. Just the opposite in fact. “Worldwide, $2.6 trillion in M&A has been reported up to Sept. 26, according to Thomson Reuters data,” writes Investor’s Business Daily, “the most since the $3.2 trillion seven years ago. It's a big jump from the $1.6 trillion in buyouts and takeovers in the same span last year.” The merger activity isn’t...
  • Man Accused Of Shooting Down Drone

    09/30/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 114 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 9-30-14
    "LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone."
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    09/30/2014 10:37:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    It was an altercation that likely would have been buried in the reams of other ugly domestic disputes in New York. Except the accused was Ailina Tsarnaeva, the 24-year-old sister of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And, according to police, she allegedly threatened the other woman by telling her, “I have people. I know people that can put a bomb where you live.”
  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT · by illiac · 94 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 0/30/14 | Raf Sanchez
    A knife-wielding intruder allowed to run rampant through the first floor of the White House. Bullets that struck the window of Barack Obama's private residence but went unnoticed for days. A presidential bodyguard so drunk he passed out in hallway of a hotel. These are just some of the recent incidents that have shaken confidence in the Secret Service, the elite agency assigned to protect Mr Obama, his family and the White House. On Tuesday, Julia Pierson, the Secret Service's director, will face a grilling from members of Congress and a battle to convince them that her agents are up...
  • Oklahoma Man Charged With Murder in Beheading

    09/30/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By SEAN MURPHY
    An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Nolen had recently converted to Islam but Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said it appeared Nolen's assault was tied more to his suspension. Mashburn said Vaughan's human resources department suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained that she had had an altercation with Nolen "about him not liking white people." "It had more to do with race rather than...
  • AUTHOR STANLEY MONTEITH DIES AT 85

    09/30/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/29/2014 | WND
    Dr. Stanley Monteith, whose well-known book “Brotherhood of Darkness” exposed a “grand conspiracy” of secret societies, the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers, has died at the age of 85. A researcher, author and talk-show host, Monteith spent more than 40 years studying the movement to create a world government. During his 35-year career as an orthopedic surgeon he traveled to Europe, lived in South Africa and spent time researching the records of the men and organizations he believed are working to bring the United States under the control of a corporate elite. His radio talk show, “Radio Liberty,”...
  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 8:18:14 AM PDT · by illiac · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at...
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    09/30/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY MARY WISNIEWSKI
    Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election. Emanuel easily won the majority of voters in every African-American ward in 2011 to become mayor of Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. Since then, a persistently high murder rate, the closing of 50 public schools and a sense that Emanuel is out of touch have hurt his position and invited a bid from Karen...
  • Astorino going nuclear with new ‘daisy girl’ attack ad (vs. Andrew Cuomo: NY)

    09/30/2014 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 29, 2014 | 7:21am | Carl Campanile
    Republican Rob Astorino is going nuclear in his effort to oust heavily favored Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor. Astorino claims in a provocative new TV spot—his own take on the infamous “daisy girl” attack ad that helped Lyndon Johnson trounce Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election—that Cuomo could wind up in prison because of a federal criminal probe targeting a “cloud of corruption” hovering over the governor’s office. The original 60-second “daisy” ad, which ran at the height of the Cold War amid rabid fear of Soviet-US nuclear combat, featured a little girl in a...
  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • A Marriage Forged By The Mighty Russia

    09/30/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Hungary Today ^ | 2014-09-28 | Hungary Today
    Few days ago Hungarian news portal index.hu published an interesting article about Béla Kovács’s mysterious life. The Jobbik MEP has been accused by the Hungarian authorities during the European Parliament Elections campaign, that he works for the Russian secret intelligence service. Both Jobbik and Kovács denied the claims. Although the charges may seem parts of the political campaign, index journalist was able to find telling details as a result of an intensive five-months research.
  • Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants for Drone Surveillance

    09/30/2014 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/29/14 | Zusha Elinson
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required police to obtain warrants for surveillance by drone, making California the latest state to weigh on an issue that is dividing lawmakers across the country. Mr. Brown's decision comes as the nation grapples with how to balance concerns over privacy and civil liberties with a technology that police departments say can serve as a powerful law-enforcement tool.
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • Colorado High Court Considers Pot Firing Case

    09/30/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By SADIE GURMAN
    Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in Coats' case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state to legalize recreational sales of the drug. The case highlights the clash between state...
  • GA woman mistakenly jailed for more than a month after cops confused SpaghettiOs for meth

    09/30/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 155 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9-30-14 | Lee Moran
    A Georgia woman was mistakenly jailed for one month after cops confused her SpaghettiOs for meth. Ashley Gabrielle Huff was first detained on July 2 after officers in Gainesville found a spoon with a dried substance baked onto it inside her car during a routine traffic stop. The 23-year-old, from Commerce, claimed it was residue from the canned pasta that she liked to eat in the vehicle. Police, however, believed it to be methamphetamine. Huff, who had no criminal history, was sent to Hall County Jail for two days so cops could conduct crime lab tests on the mysterious texture.
  • 4 Officers Suspended After Being Caught on Video Tipping Over Portable Toilet With Man Inside.

    09/30/2014 5:40:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    4 Memphis police officers were recently suspended after they tipped over a portable toilet that had someone inside of it. 31-year-old Joseph Hampton was allegedly being chased by police when he ducked into a construction site and hid in one of the toilets.
  • Analyzing the Oklahoma Beheading Crime Scene

    09/30/2014 5:33:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-30-14 | Dawn Perlmutter
    At approximately 1600 hrs. on September 24, 2014 30-year-old Alton Nolen was fired at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. He immediately drove to the front of the business, struck a vehicle and walked into the front office area. He attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford with a knife until he severed her head. Then he began attacking 43-year-old Traci Johnson with the same knife. He would have severed Ms. Johnson’s head if Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County reserve deputy and a former CEO of the business, hadn’t taken him down with three gunshots. Both Hufford, who was pronounced dead at the scene,...
  • The "people's lawyer" is a criminal

    09/30/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a sympathetic profile just before his resignation, Politico said Eric Holder's biggest legacy may be "his quiet dismantling of the War on Drugs...." How he could have "accomplished" this without legislative authority from Congress – which is supposed to make and pass laws – is never really explained. He was an Attorney General described by President Barack Obama as "the people's lawyer." Anybody familiar with Marxist jargon knew exactly what Obama meant. At home and abroad, the Obama administration distributed weapons to America's enemies. Holder's area of expertise was facilitating weapons shipments to Mexican drug cartels, in a...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    09/29/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | Jake (Diary)
    Time and again, we hear from the Democrats that voter fraud is not an important issue. Despite their ardent insistence, we continue to see people getting arrested for voter fraud, usually from their own party! Today’s news continues that trend. Democratic Connecticut State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested on 19 counts of voter fraud.
  • Deer hunters allowed in Pennsylvania woods despite manhunt

    09/29/2014 7:48:42 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 29, 2014 | Joe McDonald
    EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The manhunt for the suspect in the ambush that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and wounded another won't stop the opening of deer-hunting season in the Pocono Mountains, one of most prized spots in the Northeast for game, authorities said on Monday. Beginning Saturday, bow hunters can enter the deep woods of the region even if the search for the suspect, Eric Frein, is still under way, more than three weeks after the September 12 shooting. Since then, hundreds of officers, supported by armored vehicles and helicopters, have combed the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for...
  • Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws? (+video)

    09/29/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    The Vaughan Foods officer who used his gun to stop a beheading attack by a fired employee is protected by a controversial law affirming the right to bring firearms to work. Twenty-two states have followed Oklahoma’s lead. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma. While police in Moore, Okla., have called Mr. Vaughan’s actions heroic, it’s also true that in some parts of the US he could have faced employer sanctions for...
  • We have a problem with guns, and part of it is our response

    09/29/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-28-14 | Rubén Rosario
    After six decades on this Earth, I am now resolutely and most positively convinced there really is no cure for some folks among us hopelessly and terminally afflicted with stupidity. I'm talking here about the sources for a few really nutty online comments in response to a brief story I read last week about an ad put together by a PAC that's pro-U.S. Sen. Al Franken. In the ad mailing, David Wheeler, the father of one of the 20 Sandy Hook elementary school kids gunned down by a deranged shooter two years ago in Connecticut, recounts that his son appeared...