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  • Alleged Robber with ‘Assault Rifle’ Killed by Good Guy with a Gun

    10/09/2019 10:47:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 10/9/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    An alleged robber with an “assault rifle” was killed Tuesday by a good guy with a gun in an Apple store in Dallas, Texas. Fox News reports the suspect allegedly walked in about 2:30 a.m., through a door that was open for construction personnel to enter and exit. The suspect was described as being armed with an “assault rifle” and wearing body armor. He was shot and fatally wounded after unsuccessfully attempting to disarm the store’s security guard. A Dallas Police press release summarized the incident: The suspect, described as an adult Black male, attempted to disarm the security officer...
  • 1 dead after manager of Showboat Drive-In opens fire on would-be robbers, deputies say

    09/18/2019 10:20:37 AM PDT · by csvset · 29 replies
    KPRC ^ | 16 Sep 2019 | By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Vincent Crivelli - Reporter
    HOCKLEY, Texas - A robbery at a drive-in theater in northwest Harris County ended with one of the suspects dead after a manager opened fire, authorities said. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday at the Showboat Drive-In Theater on FM 2920 in Hockley, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said preliminary information suggests two men sneaked into the concession stand while it was still open and waited for it to close. They came out when they thought everyone was gone, but two managers were still upstairs and they heard rummaging, authorities said. Owner Andrew Thomas said one...
  • Three men (home invaders) shot and killed at Conyers (GA) home this morning

    09/16/2019 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 158 replies ^ | 9/16/19 | Larry Stanford
    CONYERS - Three men were allegedly shot and killed by a homeowner on White Oak Court early this morning. A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the three men did not live at the home and arrived at the residence with their faces covered.
  • Real Time Thread on Free Republic on 09/11/2001

    09/11/2019 4:48:08 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman
    Free Republic ^ | 09/11/2001 | Various Freepers
    This thread is gripping. It is in real time during the attack. This was posted earlier this morning but hope that a repost is ok. It is something all members (imho) should go through. It's been updated through the years but you can clearly get the 'feel' of that terrifying morning.
  • Philadelphia store employee shoots, kills armed robbery suspect, police say

    08/31/2019 5:07:09 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/28/19 | Travis Fedschun
    An armed man who allegedly tried to rob a mobile phone store in Philadelphia on Monday was shot and killed by an employee in a dramatic moment captured on video. The Philadelphia Police Department said the incident happened just after 4 p.m. at a Metro PCS store in the southwest part of the city when an unidentified man who appeared to be in his late 30s entered the business. The man was trying to rob the store when the lone employee inside – who has a permit to carry a firearm – fired at the would-be robber multiple times, striking...
  • Robber shot and killed by bystander at 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach, police say

    07/25/2019 12:48:13 PM PDT · by csvset · 86 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 25 July 2019 | Robyn Sidersky and Jane Harper
    VIRGINIA BEACH A bystander at a 7-Eleven on South Newtown Road early this morning shot two men robbing the convenience store, police said. One of them is dead and the other was seriously injured. Both were wearing masks and carrying guns. Another man police believe was involved was located a short distance from the store and has been taken into custody. Police have not said whether they plan to charge the bystander. They said his gun was legal. It happened just after 2 a.m. at the store located at 130 S. Newtown Road. Police believe the trio had robbed another...
  • Democrats To Reintroduce Stricter Gun Legislation Ahead Of Parkland Shooting’s One-Year Anniversary

    02/12/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/12/2019 | Evie Fordham
    Democratic Florida Rep. Ted Deutch and Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez plan to reintroduce a high-capacity gun magazine ban Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting Thursday. The legislation, which would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition, has been dubbed the “Keep Americans Safe Act,” reported CNN. 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California are cosponsors. “The fact is that these high-capacity magazines allow someone to fire off more than 10 rounds in a row,” Deutch said according to CNN....
  • Garbage Budget "Deal" Struck ($1.37B / 55mi wall)

    02/11/2019 6:24:33 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 205 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/10/2019 | Erica Werner
    "The agreement reached tonight would include: -$1.375b for border barriers (55 new miles of bollard fencing) -Dems drop call for new cap on ICE beds for detentions in interior -Overall cap on detention beds drops from 49,057 to 40,520 Per congressional official."
  • Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

    12/05/2018 10:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Anderson
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally and hired his 2014 campaign manager, Brad Komar, to run it. Since the PAC was formed in September, Komar has done 80 interviews with possible campaign staffers, the person said. Of those, Hickenlooper has conducted or participated in 30 interviews. The operation has hired Democratic veteran Anna Greenberg as...
  • South Carolina prison escapee shot dead by homeowner, other jail-breaker captured, cops say

    12/04/2018 6:48:45 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    <p>One inmate was shot dead by a homeowner and another escapee was captured soon after the pair engineered an ill-fated, early-morning prison break Tuesday from a facility in South Carolina, officials said.</p> <p>The Pickens County Sheriff's Office told FOX Carolina the two inmates escaped around 2:40 a.m. from the Pickens County Prison, located about 25 miles west of Greenville.</p>
  • 'Up-and-coming' Baltimore rapper Nick Breed fatally shot on Sunday

    10/23/2018 12:36:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 23 OCT 2018 | By Wesley Case and Lillian Reed
    Baltimore rapper Nick Breed — whose lyrics often reflected the pain and trauma he’d seen in the city — was fatally shot Sunday in the Allendale neighborhood. The rapper, whose real name is Dominic Grant, according to friends and family, was found with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Normandy Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was pronounced dead soon after arriving, officials said. Grant, whose music videos garnered thousands of views online, collaborated with some of the city’s biggest names, including YBS Skola and...
  • NYPD: NYC Rapper Killed in Drive-by Shooting Outside Woodhaven Lounge

    10/08/2018 5:27:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    NY1 ^ | Oct 7 2018 | Lindsay Tuchman
    City police are investigating after they said a local rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting outside a lounge in Queens on Sunday morning. "I just see chairs all over the floor and then I just see him on the floor, and then I didn't see anything until he starting gasping and blood just was going everywhere," said bartender Tieshajah Reynolds, who witnessed the shooting. Police said 35-year-old Frank Snyder, who goes by the stage name Hollywood Play, was shot in the neck and leg around 3:15 a.m. in front of the Tavern Bar and Lounge on Jamaica Avenue in...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Picked Up By ABC With No Roseanne Barr Involvement

    06/21/2018 6:19:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 21, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    It’s official: ABC has given a 10-episode series order to The Conners (working title), a spinoff of Roseanne, for fall 2018. The spinoff will take over the Tuesday 8 PM slot on the ABC schedule that was vacated when Roseanne was suddenly canceled following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. (Roseanne‘s order had been for 13 episodes.) Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series after reaching a settlement with series producer Tom Werner. The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne revival cast, John Goodman (“Dan”), Laurie Metcalf (“Jackie”), Sara...
  • Couple fleeing ICE agents in Central Valley killed in crash

    03/15/2018 5:29:24 AM PDT · by csvset · 56 replies
    EastBayTimes ^ | 15 march 2018 | Jason Green
    DELANO, Calif. — A couple died in a crash Tuesday as they tried to flee from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers in the Central Valley, police said. The Delano Police Department identified the couple as 35-year-old Santo Hilario Garcia and 33-year-old Marcelina Garcia Profecto. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. The collision was reported shortly before 7 a.m. on the 3000 block of West Cecil Avenue, near Kern Valley State Prison. Police said the couple pulled over when the officers activated...
  • White House: Graham-Durbin immigration bill 'dead on arrival'

    01/23/2018 1:14:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday hardened its position against a bipartisan proposal in the Senate that would shield young immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave her strongest indication yet that President Trump would not sign the measure, written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), if it reaches his desk. “It’s totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival,” she told reporters. President Trump previously dismissed the proposal in profane fashion when it was first presented to him in the Oval Office, remarks that helped lead to...
  • Man dies after his vehicle carrying 2,000 pounds of missing railway plates overturns

    07/22/2017 9:25:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 64 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 21 July 2017 | Jeff Hampton
    Man dies after his vehicle carrying 2,000 pounds of missing railway plates overturns By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Jul 21, 2017 Updated 13 hrs ago AULANDER, N.C. A man died Tuesday after he lost control of his vehicle loaded with more than 100 railway plates missing from a work area. Tarris Lamont Wilkins, 40, of Windsor, died at the scene about 7 a.m. on Brick Mill Road north of Windsor, said 1st Sgt. Rodney Sawyer of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The 1995 Ford Explorer was loaded with more than 100 rail plates weighing about 2,000 pounds, he said....
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • Larry the lobster D.O.A. at aquarium after activists rescue him from restaurant

    07/29/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 29, 2016 | Shayla Love
    An ancient 15-pound lobster named Larry was saved from becoming dinner at a Florida seafood restaurant last week but has died in transit to the Maine State Aquarium, the Miami Herald reported. When Joe Melluso, the owner of Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Fla., first got the call about a massive lobster from his seafood supplier, he thought Larry could be 115 years old. After a picture of the lobster was broadcast on a local TV station, business owners and animal activists rallied to save him. They named him Larry and said he should live out his golden years in...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve made my decision’ on Supreme Court nominee (Will announce 11 AM in Rose Garden)

    03/16/2016 5:31:25 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 78 replies
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, expecting to choose from a small circle of federal appeals court judges. “I’ve made my decision,” Obama said in an email to supporters early Wednesday. Obama planned to introduce his pick at a Rose Garden ceremony, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans who have told the White House not to bother filling the vacancy in an election year. In his email, Obama did not identify his choice to replace the Scalia on the nine-member court. But the...