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  • The loud last gasp that should be heard around the world

    03/30/2015 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    The baby girl was murdered in the most heinous and shocking of crimes and the law of the land that so callously identified her as a fetus can never justify her murder. If only the “loud last gasp” of the 7-month-old unborn baby ripped out of her mother’s womb in Colorado last week would end for once and for all the fallacious argument that a human baby is only a fetus while still in her mother’s womb. Then her moment’s long life would have saved millions of innocent children slaughtered by abortions that have become commonplace since the law birthed...
  • Do Universities Avoid Secure Communities?

    03/30/2015 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we have noted, universities take a different view of unchecked immigration than the general populace does. Moreover, when law schools teach courses on immigration statutes, there’s one they might be missing. For example, at the City University of New York, “The Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law offers a unique opportunity for those working with immigrants, employers, and families to: • “Understand law and regulations governing immigration and citizenship; • “Learn how to comply with rapidly evolving immigration policies; • “Learn how to file petitions and applications; • “Witness immigration court proceedings first hand; • “Work with top CUNY faculty...
  • Domino's policy changes on deliveries angers residents

    03/29/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 83 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | 3-26-15 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS - There will be no more Domino's deliveries in the Lower 9th Ward after dark.It is one of the changes the pizza company is making after another one of its drivers was murdered in the Lower 9th Ward while on the job, but residents and one city leader say the policy change is a knee-jerk reaction that is singling out their community."It just, again, puts a black eye on this community," said Vanessa Gueringer, a life-long resident of the Lower 9th Ward.Michael Price, a 36-year-old father of three, is the second Domino's delivery driver murdered on the job...
  • The Real Reason Harry Reid is Retiring

    03/28/2015 6:55:49 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dirty Harry is getting out of town why? He's afraid of a Republican Attorney General! A Republican Attorney General would be almost certain to initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as was highlighted in a report released by the Inspector General of DHS last week.
  • Hillary: My Emails Are Gone, Gone, Gone!

    03/28/2015 4:21:10 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 81 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 27, 2015 | Mike Hinderaker
    Posted on March 27, 2015 by John Hinderaker in Hillary Clinton Hillary: My Emails Are Gone, Gone, Gone! In another email-related bombshell, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, has told the House Select Committee on Benghazi that all emails have been deleted from Hillary’s private email server:
  • Chicago man gets probation in 'knockout game' crime

    03/25/2015 4:35:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | March 24, 2015 | Don O'Brien
    Lamar CoulterQUINCY -- A Chicago man who prosecutors said was playing the "knockout game" was sentenced to probation Monday during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Lamar Coulter, 21, could have received up to four years in prison on a felony aggravated battery charge, but was sentenced to 24 months probation and 270 days in jail by Judge William Mays. This is Coulter's first felony offense. Mays ordered Coulter to spend 180 days in the Adams County Jail. With day-for-day good time credit, Coulter could be out in 90 days. Coulter was arrested on June 27 after two separate...
  • Three of Utah's eight death row inmates have CHOSEN to die by firing squad

    03/24/2015 11:34:39 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    It is a macabre choice to make - and almost unique to some inmates on Utah's death row: would you be injected with toxic chemicals, or shot in the heart? But, amid cries of outrage against the southwestern state bringing death by firing quad back into law, almost half of those due to die that way have picked the punishment themselves. Ron Lafferty, who slit the throats of his sister-in-law and her baby daughter in 1984, is one of three who has opted to die by the bullet. Two others in Utah's eight-strong death row have made the same choice,...
  • Italy's top court to rule on Knox conviction in Kercher murder

    03/24/2015 9:17:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 24, 2015 | Isla Binnie
    Italy's highest court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold former U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, potentially sparking an extradition battle with the United States. Knox, 27, and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the second time last year in the killing of 21 year-old student Kercher, who was found stabbed to death in a house the women shared in Perugia, central Italy.
  • One dead, two shot in 17-person battle in Walmart parking lot

    03/24/2015 4:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | March 22, 2015 | CNN Wire
    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — One of the nine suspects was killed. Another was shot in the stomach. All eight responding officers were injured, including one 10-year veteran who required surgery. It’s the aftermath of an all-out melee in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town of 11,000 people about an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff. But details are murky outside of the injury and arrest reports....
  • Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year

    03/24/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joel Landau
    Full Title: Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year, mother in custody: police Two children who were found dead inside a freezer in a Detroit home Tuesday, had been in the container for more than a year, police said. Authorities found the bodies of the two children, a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, in an apartment in the city's east side, Detroit Officer Jennifer Moreno told the Daily News. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt told the Detroit News the bodies appear to have been in the freezer "for over a year." She lived...
  • Murderer of Four in North Carolina Was a Drug User, Gang Member and an Obama “Dreamer”

    03/23/2015 8:51:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Red Statements ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    The man who murdered four people in North Carolina, including a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model”. Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, confirmed that accused murderer, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, was a known gang member and had been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. They also confirmed that in 2012 when Obama enacted his DACA program, the immigration service halted his deportation. Obama and the democrats believe the life of one illegal alien is worth much more than the lives of four American citizens. Grassley and Tillis wrote to Jeh Johnson:
  • Woman Attacked With Medieval Weapon While Walking Her Dog in Sacramento; Man Arrested

    03/23/2015 4:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    The victim, in her 50s, was out walking her dog on Garfield Avenue near Auburn Boulevard around 4:15 a.m. when the brutal assault occurred, the television station reported. The woman told Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputies that the man went up to her and started beating her with the mace, according to the station. ... The beating left the victim with a a punctured skull, according to the station. She was expected to survive.
  • ICE Releases Another 30,000 Illegal Alien Criminals [semi-satire]

    03/23/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that during 2014 it released another 30,000 illegal aliens with criminal records. This follows the 36,000 it released in 2013. The crimes for which these persons were responsible include homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault and more than 16,000 incidents of drunk or drugged driving. The released individuals are now free to move about the country. In testimony before Congress, ICE Director Sarah Saldana characterized this action as “the best option we had available to us given the parameters established by President Obama. Is putting criminals back on the street bad? Yes, but...
  • WV Governor Vetoes Gun Bill [semi-satire]

    03/22/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have broadened the scope of concealed carry of guns by law-abiding citizens. “The notion that the citizen is the best line of defense against crimes against himself is one I can’t support,” Tomblin said. “Citizens aren’t properly trained. Allowing them to arm themselves only complicates matters for legitimate law enforcement personnel. If both the perps and their victims are armed how will the police know who to shoot when they arrive on the scene?” The governor also expressed skepticism about the adage “that when seconds count, the...
  • Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'

    03/21/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post on Friday. Obama has faced criticism for rarely using his power to grant pardons and commutations. In December, he commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who had been sentenced to life. That brought his total number of commutations to 18. Obama said he had granted clemency so infrequently because of problems in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The former head of that office, who...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually,” Tinsley said. “That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • Please don't shoot me! Business owner begged for his life...killed during botched robbery

    03/20/2015 1:30:17 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 156 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 March 2015 | Kahleda Rahman for MailOnline
    James Stuhlman was killed as he took his labradoodle on a walk at night Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with the married father's murder A 14-year-old arrested on lesser charges and is co-operating with police The 51-year-old pleaded 'Please don't shoot me' repeatedly, police say Usually took nightly walks with his daughter, 13, but was alone that night
  • Search For Missing Black Man Leads to Body Hanging in Mississippi Woods

    03/20/2015 6:35:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/15 | M Alex Johnson
    Federal authorities are investigating the grisly discovery of the body of a man found hanging by a bed sheet Thursday morning... Local officers were searching for Otis James Byrd, a 54-year-old black man, who vanished on March 2. ....it remained unclear whether the death was a homicide or a suicide, but he confirmed that the man "had a bed sheet tied around his neck." ....Byrd spent just over 25 years in prison for the Feb. 1980 murder of Lucille Trim in Claiborne County, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records cited by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper. The records show he robbed...
  • 'Please Don't Shoot Me': Dog Walker Begs for Life Before Deadly Shooting (Philadelphia)

    03/19/2015 8:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    WCAU-TV / The Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff
    A high school freshman was arrested in connection with the killing of a man walking his dog last week in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section. A second teen, who police say actually pulled the trigger, is still on the loose. --snip-- A second 15-year-old, Tyfine Hamilton, fired the shot that resulted in the death of the 51-year-old husband and father, said Clark. He's still at large and considered armed and dangerous, police said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Get with your parent and turn yourself in before we come and get you," warned Clark during a news conference Thursday afternoon. "We know where you are." Both teens...
  • Why I didn't call the police when I saw two black boys with guns next door (Idiocy)

    03/19/2015 4:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN / The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 19, 2015 | Victoria Brown
    On the first day of winter’s thaw, I saw two teenage boys on the roof next door holding guns. I don’t know much about guns, except that they kill and that young black men holding them are likely to be killed. I called my husband, trying to keep panic out of my voice so as not alarm my own children. He looked out the window. “Jesus. Call the police”. After Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice - especially after Tamir - calling the police didn’t seem like the solution here. “Don’t you see who it is”? I told...
  • Brawl at school bus stop in Al as teens savage each other with fists, bats, b knuckles and a gun

    03/19/2015 4:07:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/19/2015
    Full Title: Shocking all-out brawl at school bus stop in Alabama caught on camera as rival teens savage each other with fists, baseball bats, brass knuckles and even a gun Cell phone video surfaced showing kids armed with baseball bats and even a gun during the all-out brawl at an industrial park It's not clear what sparked the fight between two rival groups of teens More than a dozen were involved in the fight with several arrested Disturbing video has been released showing a brawl between two groups of adults and teenagers at an Alabama roadside. The video was captured...
  • Two 15-year-olds to be charged with murdering dog walker (and a 14 yr old)

    03/19/2015 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 47 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/19/2015 | Matt Gelb
    The three Overbrook boys, armed with a gun and fresh from a game of basketball, searched for their target, police said. It was 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday. The boys - ages 14, 15, and 15 - first eyed a man and his dog. Then Jim Stuhlman appeared on the 6400 block of Woodcrest Avenue with his labradoodle, Molly. Stuhlman, 51, was older than the first man. And Molly, the boys later told police, looked "weak or soft
  • Hillsboro jail worker sentenced to four years for inmate liaisons [Oregon]

    03/19/2015 2:11:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    A judge has sentenced a former Oregon jail worker to four years in prison for having sex with an inmate in a supply closet. The liaisons happened 13 times last year, a Washington County prosecutor said Monday. When a sheriff's deputy in the maximum-security wing went to lunch, that left jail services technician Jill Curry alone in the control room so she could press a button to let the 25-year-old inmate out of his cell.
  • Stop MN Gas Tax Hike

    03/18/2015 6:06:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    galt.io ^ | 3-17-15 | MR RIGHT
    So Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota wants another new tax--this time adding a 6.5% gas tax at the wholesale level, along with license fee increases and a new metro-wide sales tax for, you guessed it, mass transit. A lack of government revenue isn't what plagues our roads. About 25% of the current federal gas tax of 18.4 (not including diesel) cents per gallon is siphoned off for non-highway uses, primarily via the Mass Transit Account. As a result, the HTF must now rely on general fund bailouts to survive. Recent history here in Minnesota also proves a similar point. In...
  • NC: Criminals Shoot Criminals

    03/19/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The most common murder is of a person with a long criminal and violent history, by another person with a  long criminal and violent history.  They usually occur in geographically small areas know for crime and violence, where people have no faith in the police.  David Kennedy has done enormous work in showing that this is so, as has John Lott.  However, what most people don’t understand is that this “acquaintance murder” number also includes gang members killing other gang members, drug buyers killing drug pushers, cabdrivers killed by customers they picked up for the first time, prostitutes and...
  • Missouri Executes Cecil Clayton, Cop Killer Missing Part of Brain

    03/17/2015 9:02:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tracy Connor
    Missouri cop killer Cecil Clayton was executed Tuesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he should be spared because he was missing a piece of his brain. Clayton, who at 74 was the state's oldest death-row prisoner, was pronounced dead at 9:21 pm CT, eight minutes after his lethal injection was administered, prison officials said in a statement. "They brought me up here to execute me," he said in his final statement. Clayton was convicted of murdering sheriff's deputy Chris Castetter after a domestic disturbance in 1996. His case drew extra attention because of his brain injury, the...
  • Ferguson shooting suspect gave false confession, lawyer says

    03/17/2015 9:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jason Sickles
    The suspect charged with shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week is now recanting a confession that he was the gunman, his lawyer told Yahoo News on Tuesday. “He told me that he never fired a weapon,” said Jerryl T. Christmas, attorney for Jeffrey Williams. Christmas said Williams, 20, was scared and in a “tremendous amount of pain,” having allegedly been pistol-whipped before being questioned by detectives. “I think under those circumstances he would have said anything,” Christmas said. “Anytime someone is questioned without counsel and then I see that kind of bruising, then I'm...
  • Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

    03/17/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 16, 2015 | ALAN BLINDER
    ATLANTA — After more than five years of controversy and five months of testimony, a prosecutor used seven words on Monday to recap the accusations against the dozen Atlanta educators seated in a courtroom here. “They cheated,” the prosecutor, John E. Floyd, told the jurors in Fulton County Superior Court. “They lied. And they stole.” Mr. Floyd’s scornful summary came near the start of what will be days of closing arguments centered on whether significant increases in standardized test scores in Atlanta’s public schools came about because of endemic cheating and what prosecutors say was criminal misconduct that included racketeering....
  • Suspected female gang members caught on camera beating up 14-year-old girl during violent brawl

    03/17/2015 6:56:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2015 | By Evan Bleier
    During a violent fight at a Florida middle school that was captured on cellphone video, a group of a suspected gang members teamed up on a 14-year-old girl and beat her up. The fight, which took place at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, involved Angelina Padron and a number of other students. Padron was able to hold her own against one of the suspected gang members, but when other girls jumped in she fell to the ground and was overrun.
  • White Texas Talk Show Host Uses Brooklyn McDonald’s Beating As Opportunity to Say Nasty Things About

    03/16/2015 7:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 16, 2015 | Nick Chiles
    A conservative radio show host used the story of Black teenage girls viciously assaulting another girl at a Brooklyn McDonald’s as an opportunity to direct a stunningly inaccurate and racist diatribe against the entire Black race. During a recent segment on his show, Texas-based host Michael Berry attempted to draw a comparison between the behavior of Black people and white people while attacking the girls involved in the McDonald’s beating. “We have people living in our country who are savages. Absolutely, positively savages, to engage in this kind of behavior,” Berry said, making it clear he’s talking about Black people....
  • Police make two arrests in case of dog tied to railroad tracks

    03/16/2015 11:58:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 53 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 3/11/2015 | FOX 13 Tampa Bay staff
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a dog that was found shot and tied to railroad tracks last week. Detectives said the dog had been purchased for fighting, and wasn't much of a fighter, so her owners wanted to get rid of her, according to Det. Sgt. Patrick Messmer with the Tampa Police Department. The 2-year-old female mixed breed was tied to the tracks with a belt at the end of a road in a Sulphur Springs neighborhood. She had been shot in the neck and shoulder. Police said it was an active track,...
  • Indianapolis men face federal charges in fatal shooting of Jennings County gun store owner

    03/15/2015 10:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matt Adams
    (from left to right) Darryl Worthen, Dejaun Worthen, and Darion Harris.Three Indianapolis men face federal charges in connection with the robbery and murder of a Jennings County gun store owner. Darryl Anthony Worthen, 25, Dejuan Andre Worthen, 23 and Darion Dashon Harris, 20, were arrested in September following the death of 61-year-old Scott Maxie, who owned Muscatatuck Outdoors, a gun store located at 8485 W. County Road 200 S. in North Vernon, Ind. U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced federal charges in the case Friday. Maxie was found dead in September 2014. He’d been shot in the head and killed...
  • 2 charged with capital murder in Selma

    03/15/2015 9:42:55 PM PDT · by boycott · 18 replies
    www.myfoxal.com ^ | Mar 15, 2015 | Hunter Robinson
    SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The Selma Police Department has arrested and charged two suspects with capital murder after the suspects shot a victim in the face while allegedly breaking into a vehicle. Police officers responded to the 500 block of Dallas Avenue at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday in reference to a person being shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 28-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the face in an alley next to the residence. The victim was stabilized and transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. A witness to the shooting said that...
  • Black Women May Need to Change Their Perspective When Dating a Black Man Going Through Hard Times

    03/15/2015 1:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    From a very young age, Black men are typically given a traditional set of roles they are expected to take on in a relationship. Perhaps two of the most emphasized of these roles are the protector and the provider. Unfortunately, the sheer necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement is a reminder that it can be increasingly difficult for Black men today to fulfill these roles in the traditional sense. How can one be a provider for his partner and family when he is suddenly placed in a position where it has become difficult to even protect himself? How can...
  • Jeffrey Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ("Alleged" Ferguson Cop Shooter)

    03/15/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Heavy ^ | March 15, 2015 | Jordan Fenster
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)St. Louis County Police have arrested a suspect they believe is responsible for shooting two police officers last week. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Williams May Not Have Been Shooting At Police Jorge Rivas @thisisjorge Post-Dispatch photographer was on scene when #Ferguson officer was shot via @LaurieSkrivan http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_eda6589f-d0fc-5420-8489-787a218a6d83.html … 1:16 AM - 12 Mar 2015 28 Retweets 6 favorites Two officers, one a 41-year-old St. Louis County police officer the other a 32-year-old officer from Webster Groves were shot on March 12, the Webster Groves officer left with a bullet lodged by his ear. A weapon was recovered...
  • National Archives Tried to Hide Email About Living in Fear of White House

    03/14/2015 10:24:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) tried to hide an email about its fear of upsetting the White House from Freedom of Information Act requests by the Associated Press, the AP reported Friday. Associated Press president Gary Pruitt reported in an op-ed on government transparency that, during the course of an AP investigation into Michelle Obama’s dresses, NARA used a privacy exemption to redact a line in an email that was actually about the agency’s fear of the White House: As the president said, the United States should not withhold or censor government files merely because they might be...
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon found dead in San Quentin prison cell

    03/14/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14 2015 | Lee Romney
    SAN FRANCISCO — J.C.X. Simon—one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s—has died, prison officials said Friday. Simon, 69, was pronounced dead at San Quentin prison at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after being found unresponsive in his cell, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said. The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.
  • 'Violent sleepwalking' defense works for boy's strangler

    03/13/2015 6:57:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 12, 2015
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The "violent sleepwalking" defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children. A jury decided unanimously that Joseph Anthony Mitchell is not guilty of murder and attempted murder after an expert witness said he was effectively unconscious at the time of his attacks four years ago.
  • Obama should be more like Bill Cosby, says Giuliani...

    03/13/2015 4:12:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    * In one memorable - and controversial - address Cosby suggested that people who steal are asking to get shot by the police * McDonald's beating, shooting of Ferguson police officers and protesting of NYPD Commissioner is also Obama's fault, Giuliani suggested * Fresh off a trip abroad, Giuliani contended that America is considered a 'racist' by international news networksFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday castigated President Barack Obama for setting a 'tone' that inspires violent behavior in America and advocated for him to emulate Bill Cosby when it comes to talking about black crime. He also...
  • Ferguson protest leaders decry shooting of police, but some aren't surprised (Called “suspicious”)

    03/13/2015 3:18:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joe Holleman
    Six leaders of the Ferguson protests held a press conference Thursday afternoon by telephone to discuss the shooting that wounded two police officers there early that morning. The conference began with the leaders denouncing the shootings, with several stressing that their movements are based on nonviolent principles. Later, however, one participant said people often “respond in kind” to police violence; and another — a member of the Ferguson Commission — called the shootings “suspicious.” ---snip--- Rapper Tef Poe, noting that he “didn’t even want to be on this call,” said, “We grieve for the victims of all forms of violence.”...
  • Transgender Democratic Lawmaker & Felon Charged With BOMB THREAT on Hospital

    03/12/2015 8:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    New Hampshire’s first transgender lawmaker was charged on Thursday with calling in a bomb threat at a Vermont hospital.Stacie Laughton, the first transgender elected to state legislature, was arrested Thursday. The Union Leader reported: Stacie Laughton, the state’s first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital. After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday...
  • Two Teens Have Sex. Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge

    03/11/2015 9:16:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2015 | Robby Soave
    If two people are equally unable to give consent, but have sex anyway, should either be charged with a crime? It's a question that many college administrators wrestle with when drugs and alcohol are factors in sexual assault disputes. The verdict often seems to be that male students are uniquely responsible for ascertaining that their sexual partners are in a state of mind to consent, even when the female is the initiator and both are intoxicated.
  • Man rolls in dog waste to try avoiding arrest; plan fails

    03/11/2015 5:24:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Police say a Pennsylvania man dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste to avoid being arrested for public drunkenness, but he was taken into custody anyway.
  • Are Murderers Born or Made?

    03/11/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/10/15 | BBC
    Murders are tragic but rare. But what drives some people to kill? Michael Mosley has been looking into research exploring the minds of murderers. In the 1870s Dr Cesare Lombroso, sometimes called the father of scientific criminology, was studying criminals imprisoned in Turin. He became convinced that criminals are a step back down the evolutionary ladder, a reversion to a primitive or subhuman type of man. He decided, after years of study, that you could tell a criminal by the shape of their face and the excessive length of their ape-like arms. "A criminal's ears," he wrote, "are often of...
  • White Cop Shoots, Kills Naked, Unarmed Black Man Near ATL (Video)

    03/10/2015 10:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    *A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot and killed a naked and unarmed African-American man who was said to be acting erratically in his apartment complex and possibly suffering from a mental illness, reports Reuters. This becomes third African-American man to be shot dead by police since last Friday, who either was or seemed unarmed. In Monday’s shooting, a Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said a man was “acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked,” on Monday around 1 p.m. local time, county police chief Cedric Alexander told reporters. The officer confronted...
  • Up to 44 years for man in fatal Pittsburgh police dog stabbing

    03/10/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | uncredited
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing a Pittsburgh police dog has been sentenced to 17 years, 9 months to 44 years in prison. A judge said Tuesday that John Lewis Rush must also serve 8 years of probation following his release. Channel 11's Jennifer Tomazic reports the judge sentenced John Rush on each charge and the sentence will run consecutively. The 22-year-old Stowe Township resident was convicted in December of torturing a police animal, aggravated assault on the dog's handler, who was stabbed in a shoulder, and three other officers and other offenses. Police say Rush stabbed the dog in...
  • House Republicans Announce Criminal Justice Reforms

    03/10/2015 7:23:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2015 | Mike Reitz
    Members of the Michigan House of Representatives today announced efforts to reform the state’s criminal laws. The efforts will be spearheaded by a working group, co-chaired by Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, and Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth. The group will identify antiquated or unnecessary criminal statutes that can be repealed, and will recommend penalties that fit the severity of the crime. A package of bills introduced would repeal numerous outdated laws. The announced reforms are part of the House Republican Action Plan. A 2014 study published by the Mackinac Center and the Manhattan Institute found that Michigan has more...
  • Mrs Hillary Clintons FUTURE see it Here, NOW!

    03/09/2015 12:08:42 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | March 9, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Dean at Boston high school arrested, accused of shooting student in the head

    03/09/2015 9:47:11 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 34 replies
    CNN. com ^ | 3/6/2015 | Stephanie Gallman and Pat St. Claire
    (CNN)—By all appearances Shaun Harrison was living an exemplary life. He was a dean at a Boston public high school. He mentored young people. And, Harrison regularly attended services at a local church for a decade, before leaving in 2012, according to the church's pastor. Now, Harrison is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's also facing multiple weapons charges. Harrison is accused of shooting one of his students in the head. While he was working as "dean of academy" at English High, Harrison was also running a marijuana distribution...
  • Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit

    03/08/2015 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 19 replies
    The New Yorker via MSN ^ | 3/8/2015 | Douglas Starr
    Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit In 1906, Hugo Münsterberg, the chair of the psychology laboratory at Harvard University and the president of the American Psychological Association, wrote in the Times Magazine about a case of false confession . A woman had been found dead in Chicago, garroted with a copper wire and left in a barnyard, and the simpleminded farmer’s son who had discovered her body stood accused. The young man had an alibi, but after questioning by police he admitted to the murder. He did not simply confess, Münsterberg wrote; “he was quite willing to repeat his...