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  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    03/04/2015 7:41:38 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Q Political ^ | February 27, 2015
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups.
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • Around Half A Million 'Ghost Guns' On California's Streets

    03/04/2015 8:40:03 AM PST · by Enterprise · 52 replies
    www.kmjnow.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Unknown
    FRESNO (KMJ) -- Federal agents say there could be as many as half a million untraceable guns on the streets of California. They're called 'ghost guns' - firearms with no serial numbers and no means of identifying them. They're turning up at crime scenes - and investigators then have nothing to go on to find out who was involved. "People are buying these knowing there's no paper trial", says ATF Agent Graham Barlowe. "There's no way to trace it back to them - there's no accountability on their part. "When you're asking yourself why would someone spend $5000 on a...
  • WHY DO FERGUSON COPS ARREST SO MANY BLACKS?

    03/04/2015 6:00:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 54 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/04/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    What if blacks just break the law more often? The Justice Department yesterday released a report accusing the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, of broad-based discrimination against black people. The basis for the claim is the fact that, in recent years, blacks have been arrested in Ferguson at a rate about 40 percent higher than their proportion of the city’s population. Blacks comprise 67 percent of the people who live in Ferguson, but 93 percent of the people arrested. From that, the Justice Department concludes that the cops are racist. That’s one interpretation. But it is not the only explanation,...
  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    03/02/2015 8:51:09 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03-02-2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.
  • Home invasion victims turns tables on armed intruder

    03/02/2015 2:21:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    WLKY.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Mark Vanderhoff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man is behind bars after a homeowner turned the table on his assailant. Jack Stahl, 26, is charged with robbery and resisting arrest.Police said he broke into a Louisville home Sunday morning and held Terry Driskell at gunpoint.Terry Driskell said it was about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when his dogs began barking at the door to his garage.He went to the door to see what they were barking at and what happened next took him by surprise."And as soon as I open this door, boom! Come in on me. Gun blazing. 'Give me all you...
  • Bad weather keeps criminals off the street and out of trouble

    03/01/2015 9:46:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | PAUL FEELY
    The historic stretch of winter weather gripping New Hampshire in recent weeks is helping to prove an old adage among law enforcement circles: Crooks like it hot.Police say the steady string of storms into the Granite State since mid-January show the special relationship between weather and crime: as the snowflakes and temperatures fall, so do the number of certain types of crime - particularly assaults, burglary and robberies."Burglars can be stupid, but they're not completely dumb," said Lt. Dan Bailey of the Nashua Police Department. "They're not going to break into a house when they'll leave footprints in the snow."Reports...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 77 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • Why Don't Liberals Care About Black-on-Black Killing?

    02/28/2015 7:43:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    americanthiker ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    The good thing about a book like Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America is that it's real reportage about murder in the African American ghetto; it's not just narrative from the usual social justice warriors. Author Leovy's angle is that routine murder in African American ghettos is invisible, in the sense that individual murders don't get a write-up in the paper. So she decided to do something about it, The Homicide Report, a blog that documents each and every murder in LA. Each murder, routine as it is, devastates a family, but the cops only arrest a suspect...
  • Cop Assaults Man for Filming Brutality, Stomps Phone to Destroy Evidence — Video Survived

    Amherst, MA– University of Massachusetts Amherst student, Thomas Donovan, who is majoring in legal studies and had planned to become a Massachusetts State Trooper, has filed a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated after he was pepper sprayed, assaulted, and arrested for filming police brutality. The officer also repeatedly stomped on his cellphone in an attempt to destroy the evidence and cover up the crime- but the video survived.
  • Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’

    02/26/2015 12:58:02 PM PST · by illiac · 76 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 2/26/15 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”: “So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the...
  • The #RapeCulture Feminists Ignore

    02/25/2015 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 25, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Don’t expect @JessicaValenti or any other feminist to mention the names Qumaire Rainey, Edward London and Casey Franks: One of several victims of a Jan. 19 home invasion and robbery was sexually assaulted four times by three of the assailants, according to Metro’s arrest report. Three teens arrested in the attacks were in court Friday morning. The judge set no bail for 18-year-old Qumaire Rainey, 18, Edward London, 17, and Casey Franks, 16. . . . The attacks and robbery began about 7:30 p.m. when four male teens kicked in the door of the home in the southwest Las Vegas...
  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community,” the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. “Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • Woman, 93, sexually assaulted in her own apartment by intruder

    02/25/2015 9:46:27 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 50 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/23/2015 | Linda Trischitta
    A legally blind 93-year-old woman was able to pull an alarm and summon help from neighbors as a stranger battered and then sexually assaulted her in her apartment, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. About 2:30 a.m. Monday, the woman had taken trash to the receptacle at the end of her hall and was surprised by Clyde Alvims Leandre, 22, of Delray Beach, according to Detective Ian Kuechler. The incident happened in the Highland Gardens apartments at 331 Northeast 48th St. Each apartment has cords near beds and toilets that activate an emergency alarm as well as a hallway light outside...
  • I’m Not a Criminal. Why Should I Care About Criminal Justice Reform?

    02/24/2015 8:44:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Julie Borowski
    Criminal justice reform has been a hot topic lately. It’s something that both Republicans and Democrats can find common ground on. However, I get the sense that many Americans aren’t convinced that it would benefit them personally. Most of us are probably law-obeying citizens whom would never dream of being involved in illicit activities. We don’t have regular run-ins with the police. We don’t sell or use illegal drugs. We’re just normal people trying to do what’s right and take care of our families. So, why should non-criminals care about criminal justice reform? First, eliminating or reducing mandatory minimum sentences would benefit...
  • UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns

    02/24/2015 8:34:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 February 2015 Last updated at 08:31 ET Share this pageEmail Print Share this page | BBC
    The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
  • 25-year-old robber shot and killed by pharmacist

    02/24/2015 8:20:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 - 0:34 | Fox News
    Police say no charges will be brought against pharmacist [Video]
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • Building a Face, and a Case, on DNA

    02/23/2015 7:03:12 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | ANDREW POLLACK
    There were no known eyewitnesses to the murder of a young woman and her 3-year-old daughter four years ago. No security cameras caught a figure coming or going. Nonetheless, the police in Columbia, S.C., last month released a sketch of a possible suspect. Rather than an artist’s rendering based on witness descriptions, the face was generated by a computer relying solely on DNA found at the scene of the crime. It may be the first time a suspect’s face has been put before the public in this way, but it will not be the last. Investigators are increasingly able to...
  • Hundreds of DNA Matches as Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog

    02/23/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/23/2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles, marking a major step in the city's $6 million effort to address the backlog, officials announced Monday.
  • How to Deal with Michigan’s Vast Criminal Code

    02/23/2015 6:45:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/20/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING – Michigan's criminal code, say experts, is vast, outdated and growing, and putting citizens at risk of committing at least a crime a day. That was the message of the participants in a panel discussion on “overcriminalization.” The event featured Michael Reitz, executive vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Miriam Aukerman, a staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan; and James Copland, the director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy. Reitz and Copland are co-authors of a recent study on crime in Michigan. The report, “Overcriminalizing the Wolverine State” notes: Michigan’s penal code contains...
  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • DA to seek murder charges in James Boyd shooting

    02/21/2015 7:49:43 PM PST · by Marie · 28 replies
    koat.com ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Regina Ruiz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The district attorney is seeking criminal charges against the two officers who shot and killed James Boyd last spring. Police said officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez fatally shot Boyd last year. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg submitted paperwork Monday to move the case forward. The next step would be a preliminary hearing, where prosecutors would make their case to go to a full trial. A judge would have the final say on whether the case moves forward. "In this case we do believe that we have probable cause," Brandenburg said. The DA is seeking murder charges. Brandenburg also...
  • Justified or not? Tulsa sees rash of self-defense shootings this year

    02/21/2015 1:57:02 PM PST · by Lacey · 23 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 2/18/2015 | Dylan Goforth
    Dale Long died in the same red car he used to run into an apartment security guard on a cold night in early January. Long, who had been arrested in Tulsa nearly a dozen times since the early 1990s, was spotted by security officers who recognized him not only as the source of the disturbance to which they were responding but also as someone who had been banned from the property. Tulsa police homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said Long was shot in the torso when the security officer he ran into pushed away from the vehicle and fired a single...
  • Bitcoin Crime Wave Breaks Out in NYC: firefighter kidnapped, robbed and stabbed by crypto thieves

    02/21/2015 4:31:58 AM PST · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/20/15 9:54am | Jack Smith IV
    Bitcoin is growing in popularity as a way of quickly and safely moving money. But that also makes the job of a thief much more lucrative and efficient. (Photo: Getty) Bitcoin, the technology that’s meant to revolutionize the way we think of money, is simultaneously revolutionizing the way we get mugged. A New York City firefighter named Dwayne Richards was recently held up, stabbed and robbed by thieves who were after his bitcoin, the Observer has learned. From what we’ve discovered, Mr. Richards, who is a firefighter in lower Manhattan, was mugged and left bleeding after meeting the robbers under...
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS UPDATE: Reporters Fail To Correct Falsehoods About Official Timeline

    02/20/2015 10:15:48 PM PST · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/20/15 | Donald Joy
    Is real investigative reporting something which just isn’t done in a modern Mississippi Burning, or do only certain politically desirable stories get the full treatment? I’m finished with giving the paid hacks the benefit of the doubt; it’s time to call them out. From the very beginning of the Jessica Chambers case, the bumbling backwater yokels and their shallow hand-lickers in the local showbiz media have collaborated, either willfully or not, to help perpetuate darkness where bright lights should be shining instead. Nobody in the regional press in and near Panola County has shown themselves to be even at least...
  • How ISIS makes (and takes) money

    02/20/2015 11:28:58 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Ashley Fantz, CNN
    (CNN)The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has crude, stomach-turning tactics when it comes to dealing with its enemy, but experts say that its moneymaking methods are highly sophisticated, especially for such a new terror group. Here's a look at how ISIS has made (and taken) millions: Oil production and smuggling ISIS makes between $1 million and $2 million each day from oil sales, numerous sources tell CNN. The oil comes mostly from refineries and wells that ISIS controls in northern Iraq and northern Syria. The militants smuggle oil into southern Turkey, for example, and sell it to people who...
  • Cocaine found on ship tied to Mitch McConnell

    02/19/2015 9:06:32 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 69 replies
    Free thought project ^ | 11/8/14 | John V.
    A cargo ship connected to Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was recently stopped and searched before departing from Colombia. During the search, Colombian Coast Guard agents seized roughly 90 pounds of cocaine.
  • Black lives should also matter when the killer is black: Phillip Morris

    02/18/2015 5:16:38 AM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Phillip Morris
    Who can – or will - teach young boys before they become criminals that all lives matter? I'm still waiting on the rallies. I'm still waiting on fed-up people who are down with the cause. I'm still waiting on social justice activists to lie in the streets, disrupt commerce and protest ad nauseam the killings of black men. I'm still waiting for a community willing to rise up and act as if it really gives a damn about six people shot - three fatally - in a barbershop massacre on the evening of Feb. 3rd. Where's the rage, folks? I'm...
  • ISU Student Recovering After Being Attacked

    02/17/2015 8:24:44 AM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 29 replies
    who tv ^ | February 16, 2015 | stephenie moore
    AMES, Iowa–An Iowa State University student is recovering at the hospital after his family says he was attacked. Twenty-year-old Cale Truhlsen was leaving a party last weekend when his family says he was confronted by a group of adult males. ...........................
  • African Americans top the list of students arrested at SF schools

    02/17/2015 6:05:11 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    More black schoolchildren were arrested last fall than any other ethnicity in San Francisco’s public schools — and by a long shot — according to the report from the school district.
  • Deputies: Hundreds of teens storm Ocoee theater (Orlando, FL)

    02/16/2015 5:16:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    WKMG Orlando ^ | February 15, 2015 | Cathleigh Winningham
    There was a chaotic scene at an Ocoee movie theater, after deputies said hundreds of teens stormed the building, trying to get in for free. Deputies told Local 6 it happened Saturday night at the AMC Theater at the West Oaks Mall.
  • Canada Halifax: Police say they foiled shooting plot

    02/15/2015 6:56:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Canadian police say they have foiled a plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area on Saturday. Three suspects were arrested and a fourth reportedly shot himself dead after police surrounded his home. At least two suspects had intended "to go to a public venue... with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves", police said. excerpt- Brian Brennan, commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the plot had involved a 19-year-old man from the Halifax suburb of Timberlea and a 23-year-old woman from the US state of Illinois. When...
  • Sen. Paul Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Restore Voting Rights to Ex-Criminals

    02/14/2015 5:58:44 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 43 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 02/13/2014 | Monica Sanchez
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) re-introduced the Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015 on Friday, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that would restore federal voting rights for non-violent, “low-level” ex-offenders. Sen. Paul explained, “A criminal record is currently one of the biggest impediments to voting in federal elections. The Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act will reform existing federal law and give low-level ex-offenders another opportunity to vote.” Non-violent, so-called "low-level" crimes include: Theft, trespassing, arson, and other forms of property offensesFraud, bribery, and other forms of “white collar” offensesDrug possessionPublic intoxicationProstitution Whether a crime...
  • Eight men arrested in Grand Forks prostitution

    02/13/2015 3:20:59 PM PST · by skeptoid · 41 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 02/134/2014 at 3:43 p.m. | John Hageman
    A prostitution sting resulted in eight arrests Thursday night in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Police Department conducted the operation by putting advertisements on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website. The arrests were made at a local hotel, according to Lt. Dwight Love of the Grand Forks Police Department. Love said the ad netted 30 to 40 responses. "Quite honestly, we could probably do it once a week for a while and get that many," he said. "We were pretty shocked by the level of responses we got."
  • Montana ‘stand your ground’ killer sentenced to 70 years

    02/13/2015 8:36:34 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 189 replies
    Daily News ^ | 2/13/15 | Doyle Murphy
    A Montana homeowner was sentenced to 70 years in prison for the “stand your ground” killing of German exchange student. Markus Kaarma, 30, was convicted in December of deliberate homicide after he gunned down 17-year-old Diren Dede in his garage. He’ll have to serve 20 years before he’s eligible for parole.
  • In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

    02/12/2015 5:42:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/12/15
    .... two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams...near the University of North Carolina.... ... three people were dead...Muslims of Arab descent... The victims’ families described it as a hate crime. The police said that the shooting appeared to have been motivated by “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,”.... In the afternoon, Ripley Rand, the United States attorney for the region, said the shooting appeared to have been “an isolated incident” and “not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.”
  • Why They Did It: Understanding the hundreds of looters after Ferguson

    02/12/2015 4:45:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | February 11, 2015 | Rebecca Roberts
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For the past five weeks, FOX 2 has worked with St. Louis County police to show surveillance footage of hundreds of criminals looting businesses in the Ferguson aftermath. The goal is to identify these looters, but these videos also provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior. On August 10th, the day after Michael Brown was shot; several people broke through the security gate outside prime sole shoe store on West Florissant. Throughout the 14-minute surveillance video, people casually walk in, grab Jordans, then other Nikes, and...
  • 75y/o man tackles suspected shoplifter, threatens to break his arm

    02/11/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 2-11-15 | The Associated Press
    "Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr."
  • Killer of 3 UNC-Chapel Hill Muslim Students Was Hardcore Anti-Religion Atheist Progressive

    02/11/2015 7:56:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 11, 2015 | Patrick Poole
    A horrific act of domestic terror was committed yesterday in Chapel Hill, NC, as three Muslim students were apparently targeted by a deranged anti-religion progressive. The News & Observer reports: Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont just south of N.C. 54.Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19,...
  • Eight years later: What's Obama accomplished

    02/10/2015 8:54:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Stephen Collinson
    Washington (CNN)—It all started eight years ago Tuesday, near the spot where Abraham Lincoln once warned that America's divides could tear it apart. In Springfield, Illinois, Barack Obama flashed a smile, bounded on stage in a long dark coat, and vowed, like his political hero, to "transform a nation" and unleash a wave of hope and change. He looked as fresh as the frigid air in which thousands had gathered, wrapped up in scarves and winter coats, to witness the launch of a campaign that, improbably, would end in the White House. Eight years later, the end of Obama's grueling,...
  • VIDEO: How Big Government Makes a Criminal of Every American

    02/10/2015 2:03:02 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 34 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-10-15 | Paige Lafortune
    Listen to the stories of Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 champion who was charged with committing a crime in his fight to survive, and Mr. and Mrs. Denicore, a couple who fought back when facing charges for their children’s tardiness at school. For Bobby Unser and his friend, a fun day of snowmobiling turned into a nightmare when a storm hit and they were forced to abandon their vehicles to wander the terrain in temperatures as low as negative 14 degrees Fahrenheit. After surviving and waking up in a hospital, Unser sought out the location of the snowmobiles and...
  • Man sentenced in brother's crash death (71mph on running board)

    02/10/2015 9:13:18 AM PST · by rey · 16 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 10 Feb 2015 | PAUL PAYNE
    Rohnert Park man sentenced in brother's 2013 crash death A Rohnert Park man who crashed his SUV, killing one of two brothers hanging on to the luggage rack, has been sentenced to four years in prison. Emmanuel Sanchez-Martinez, 27, received the punishment Monday in the July 28, 2013 crash that killed Edgar Sanchez-Martinez, 26, and injured another brother, Jose Sanchez, 29. The crash happened after Sanchez-Martinez drove off from a family dispute in a Chevy Tahoe, prosecutors said. His two brothers jumped onto the vehicle’s running boards in an attempt to stop him from leaving. Sanchez-Martinez continued to drive, reaching...
  • Hillary Clinton Exposed [The Citizens United Movie Banned because of McCain-Feingold]

    02/09/2015 9:45:37 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2007 | Citizens United
    {THE FILM IS NOT IN GERMAN!] Gut recherchierter Dokumentarfilm, mittels dessen Leute erkären, warum sie nicht besonders scharf darauf sind, Hilary Rodham Clinton als zukünftige Präsidentin zu bekommen. Gegen Hilary ist Bundesmutti eine nette ältere Dame.
  • Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama (Video)

    02/08/2015 10:18:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    TheGatewatPundit.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate (Video) Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate. The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%. unemployment obama Wall Street on Parade reported: Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that...
  • 7 people shot, 5 dead in Georgia shooting

    02/07/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A gunman shot seven people Saturday, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta, Georgia. [Snip] Daniel said five people were killed, including several children.
  • Adams-Kinard gets 20 years in death of WWII veteran

    02/07/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    The families of a victim and his killer displayed grief, forgiveness and redemption Thursday as a Spokane judge sent 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard to prison for 20 years in the beating death of World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton. The 2013 murder garnered national media attention as much for Belton’s status as a war veteran as for the racial overtones: The two teens suspected of attacking and robbing him as he sat in his parked car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane are black; Belton, who later died from the beating, is white. Demetruis Glenn, the other teen accused...
  • Data Debunks Notion that more Spending Is Key to Better Education or Lower Crime Rates

    02/07/2015 8:39:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    For both moral reasons and economic reasons, we should have small government.But even a curmudgeonly libertarian like me also thinks it’s important to have effective and efficient government.Fortunately, there’s no contradiction between these views. Indeed, academic researchers have found that nations with smaller government also have more efficient government. With Singapore being a very powerful example.This is why I periodically share data looking at how much governments spend compared to how much they deliver.Though this can be a depressing exercise because – to cite one example – no government in the world spends more on education than the United States,...
  • Bag of rats may take down accused hit-and-run killer

    02/04/2015 1:54:47 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Josh Saul
    An accused hit-and-run killer may be done in by one key, if not repulsive, piece of evidence — his own bag of rats. ​P​rosecutors revealed Monday​ at the start of the manslaughter trial for ​Julio Acevedo — ​who is charged with manslaughter for plowing into a livery cab and killing an Orthodox Jewish couple and their unborn child ​– that a damning piece of evidence ​is a bag of frozen rats with his fingerprints on the outside that was found in the BMW he allegedly abandoned after the crash.
  • 'Texas 7' killer Donald Newbury put to death

    02/05/2015 5:44:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    WFAA ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jason Whitely
    HUNTSVILLE — One of the infamous "Texas 7" fugitives was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night. Donald Newbury was put to death for his role in the murder of an Irving police officer on Christmas Eve in 2000. [Snip] He was serving 99 years in prison for robbery when he escaped from the Connally Unit in December 2000 with six other inmates. After committing more crimes in Houston they traveled to North Texas where they were caught robbing the Oshman's sporting goods store off Highway 183 in Irving. Dispatchers called Officer Aubrey Hawkins away from dinner with his young son...