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  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    09/29/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | Aaron Wilson
    Article is excerpted per Copyright List. The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Smith addressed the development in an email to NFL players this afternoon, noting that potential candidates for the arbitration have been exchanged.
  • TN: Armed "Good Samaritan" Defends Self, in the Middle of a "Domestic"

    09/25/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter.     The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate.   A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help.   Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two.   The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off.   No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and...
  • When Journalists Commit Domestic Violence

    09/23/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT · by buffyt · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Lo and behold, it seems that the media itself has a domestic violence problem. Ten cases discovered at first Google. Which is twice as many, to be specific, as the five cases that have had the media in such a frenzy over domestic violence in the National Football League. Where are these ten cases to be found? Two cases at ESPN, with the rest spread out over affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and, yes, the New York Times. And there are others for television stations not affiliated with the major networks. With all this massive focus on what the Wall...
  • NFL orders abuse awareness training

    09/19/2014 10:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jane McManus
    All NFL team personnel and staff will be required to undergo training on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault starting within 30 days, according to a letter commissioner Roger Goodell sent to team owners. The development came as Goodell on Friday readied to make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. His news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET in New York, his first public appearance since attending a high school function in North Carolina on Sept. 10.
  • Goodell to make statement Friday; NFL to partner with abuse hotlines

    09/19/2014 10:28:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    oger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The NFL commissioner will address the league's personal conduct policy. The league has faced increasing criticism it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. .................................................... Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
  • White House: NFL needs to "get a handle" on domestic violence

    09/19/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    The White House Thursday sternly told the NFL that "it's important that the league get a handle" on players who commit child abuse and domestic violence and that the league must "have a zero tolerance" regarding those issues. A senior administration official told reporters during a briefing about a new White House public awareness campaign on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses that "the most recent revelations of abuse by the NFL players is really deeply troubling."
  • Greg Hardy (Carolina Panthers) placed on exempt list

    09/17/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list. Hardy, who has been convicted on two domestic violence charges, will not play or participate in team activities but will receive his full $13.1 million salary. The Panthers made the move Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Minnesota Vikings made the same decision with embattled running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

    09/17/2014 11:06:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 17, 2014 | Billy House
    ouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her hometown NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, should not allow defensive end Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated over accusations that he hit his pregnant fiancee. But Pelosi stopped short of saying Congress at this point should itself look into the NFL's handling of this matter and other prominent recent cases of player-inflicted violence, given its role in the league's special antitrust exemptions.
  • The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

    09/15/2014 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    FivetThirtyEight ^ | Benjamin Morris
    Although there seems to be an endless stream of stories about NFL player arrests and misconduct, this is largely because there are a lot of NFL players (and they’re famous). At the league’s peak (during training camps), there are about 2,560 players attached to NFL teams (limit 80 each). As I’ll show, arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range — but there are some types of crimes that trail the pack significantly.
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

    08/29/2014 1:32:29 PM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
  • Gay domestic violence: the hatred that dare not speak its name

    07/21/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 22 July, 2014 | B. Terpstra
    To be clear, in America's polite upper-middleclass circles, gay domestic violence is the hatred that dare not speak its name. Ditto "progressive" Australia. For the media class, at least, would prefer to talk about white picket fences, rainbow flags and same-sex wedding cakes. The message: Think pretty things. Still, even MSNBC can't wish away ugliness. As one underreported UCLA study found: Although reported incidences of intimate partner violence, or IPV, are widespread, especially among women and certain ethnic groups, reported IPV was surprisingly high among lesbians, gays and bisexuals in California, who are almost twice as likely to experience violence...
  • OH: 71-Year-Old CCW Holder Stops Domestic Murder

    07/10/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jerold Evans, 19, was upset with his ex-girlfriend.  He apparently decided that the way to end his negative emotion was to use a .45 on her.   He did not count on a member of the gun culture being on hand and intervening.   Bobby Howard, 71, had a concealed carry permit, a handgun, and the will to use it.   As Evans menaced his Ex with the loaded .45, Mr. Howard assessed the situation, drew his weapon, and stopped the threat.   From the Toledo Blade: Owner of Howard‘s‍, Bobby Howard, 71, shot Jerold Evans, 19, inside the store at about 11:15...
  • Supreme Court Limits Use of Chemical Weapons Treaty for Domestic Crimes

    06/04/2014 3:37:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-2-14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected the Justice Department's effort to expand the Chemical Weapons Convention's reach into garden-variety domestic crimes, throwing out the federal conviction of a Pennsylvania woman who used a chemical irritant to get back at a romantic rival. The Chemical Weapons Convention, implemented through a 1998 law, "deals with crimes of deadly seriousness," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court, rejecting its use to prosecute a minor assault. The ruling maintained the government's ability to use the treaty when going after major crimes, including acts of terrorism. Prosecutors have invoked the treaty in domestic...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Revives Domestic Terror Task Force

    06/03/2014 6:32:03 AM PDT · by larryholycow · 27 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 6/3/14 | Erin McClam
    “But now, as the nature of the threat we face evolves to including the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet, it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said
  • Bay Area Whistleblower Mark Klein Finds "Vindication" Through Edward Snowden

    05/29/2014 1:43:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Nannette Miranda
    Ten years before Edward Snowden revealed his bombshell that the United States government was electronically spying on people on a massive scale there was Bay Area-resident Mark Klein. Nannett Miranda reports. Ten years before Edward Snowden revealed his bombshell that the United States government was electronically spying on people on a massive scale there was Bay Area resident Mark Klein. As a San Francisco-based AT&T technician in 2003, he installed a splitter that sent a copy of communications data to a secret room set up by the NSA in his South of Market office building. "I knew right away that...
  • Let's call it patriotism

    04/18/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Christian Mercenary ^ | 4/18/14 | T. L. Davis
    A government unloosed from its authorizing document, in open revolt against the principles laid out and defined therein, with the will, intent and ability to execute citizens for trivial offenses, basically parking tickets (oops, forgot to feed the meter on the cattle) is, by definition, a domestic terrorist. The politicians and agents involved in such criminal activity as theft of property (water rights in U.S. v Hage a similar, but much more egregious case than the issue with Cliven Bundy) involving the BLM, determined by the judge to be involved in a criminal conspiracy is the definition of domestic terrorists....
  • AL:Birmingham woman shoots ex-boyfriend hiding in her basement

    12/29/2013 9:18:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | Amber Roberson
    A Birmingham woman shot an ex-boyfriend who she found hiding in her house last night. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, the 32-year-old female called authorities around 7 p.m. yesterday to tell them that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house and she had shot him. The victim says she went to her basement to smoke, when she realized that her ex-boyfriend was in the basement. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, before chasing her around the basement. The woman took a gun from her pocket and shot the 34-year-old in the leg. When he...
  • Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work (*FBI*)

    11/23/2013 6:32:23 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | SHANE HARRIS
    This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch. With every fresh leak, the world learns more about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive and controversial surveillance apparatus. Lost in the commotion has been the story of the NSA's indispensable partner in its global spying operations: an obscure, clandestine unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that, even for a surveillance agency, keeps a low profile. When the media and members of Congress say the NSA spies on Americans, what they really mean is that the FBI helps the NSA do it, providing a...
  • PA:Man fatally shoots girlfriend's ex in Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh police say

    10/21/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 20 October, 2013 | Bill Zlatos
    A woman's boyfriend fatally shot the armed ex-boyfriend who attacked her in her Brighton Heights home early Sunday, Pittsburgh police said. The Allegheny County Medical's Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Curtis Edmonds, 37, of Brighton Heights. Police did not identify the shooter or the woman. The shooter, a 39-year-old man from Penn Hills, was not charged. (snip) Online court records did not show any protection from abuse orders filed against Edmonds. He had convictions on his record related to drugs and possessing a firearm despite previous felonies. He arrived early Sunday, confronted her and forced his way in....
  • NV:Man identified in attempted North Las Vegas murder-suicide(armed neighbor saves wounded wife)

    10/16/2013 9:28:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jrn.com ^ | 12 October, 2013 | Stacy Gualandi
    The preliminary investigation indicates the husband and wife were separated. The woman went to her former home to exchange some sort of property. A dispute erupted and the husband shot the wife. She made it into the front yard before collapsing. A neighbor, armed with a handgun, rescued the woman from the yard and moved her to safety.
  • The Big Cover Up – Why Obama Really Wants to Go to War in Syria

    09/14/2013 3:57:53 PM PDT · by plsjr · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12 Sept 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That is the answer to the questions “Why Syria? Why now? How does this benefit America?” Obama’s war is a desperate attempt to keep his own most loyal supporters from noticing that his policies have ruined their lives and set their economic progress back decades. His policies have sent black Americans in particular hurtling back to the days of poverty and racial inequality. Obama is desperate to keep his own voters from noticing he is the worst thing to happen to them in their lifetimes. His socialist policies don’t solve poverty, they cause poverty. And it’s no surprise. Socialism, income...
  • Did Any of You Bloggers Ever Wonder Why You Were Getting So Many Hits From Google HQ...?

    09/13/2013 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Why all the monitoring when you're a good boy/girl,  following TOS...  Well, here's your answer: likely it wasn't Google at all, rather highly-politicized NSA snoops, hiding in the grass like the venomous snakes they are: __________________________________________________________ ...the US National Security Agency had apparently impersonated Google on at least one occasion to gather data on people.... Brazilian site Fantastico obtained and published a document leaked by Edward Snowden, which diagrams how a "man in the middle attack" involving Google was apparently carried out. A technique commonly used by hackers, a MITM attack involves using a fake security certificate to pose as a...
  • UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband

    09/10/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 99 replies
    Guns Save Lives Website ^ | 10 Sept | Dan Cannon at Guns Save Lives
    UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband September 10 2013 by Dan Cannon Yesterday, we, along with the every other website in the world, reported that George Zimmerman was being questioned by police over a potential domestic disturbance with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman. During initial reports, Shellie’s comments to a 911 operator were widely publicized in which she said Zimmerman was making threats while having his hand on a firearm. Police did not recover a firearm during the incident, and both Shellie and her father (who was allegedly hit by George Zimmerman) declined to...
  • Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’

    08/27/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 143 replies
    storyleak.com ^ | August 26th, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 26th, 2013 Updated 08/26/2013 at 1:10 am High level government documents reveal that the Pentagon is preparing in full force for ‘large scale economic meltdown’ and massive revolt via the US public — exactly what we are criticized for doing. pentagon-economic-collapse-riotsYou see the Pentagon and agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) are in full scale emergency readiness in their own words for ‘cataclysmic’ events that are believed to ultimately ignite riots in the face of chaos and economic collapse, and it’s all out in the open....
  • Former Marine Colonel To Town Council: 'You're Building A Domestic Army; Are You Blind?'

    08/15/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 8/15/13 | Twana Blevins
    Every day it seems more like the "war on terror" is at home in the U.S. rather than abroad in a foreign country. Whether it's the NSA denying they scoop domestic communications while their chief tells hackers "we're looking for the terrorist among us," or it's the growing militarization and equipping of domestic police forces, it seems more and more crows keep coming home to roost. Well, one former Marine colonel has had about enough. In a rousing confrontation at a local council meeting in Concord, NH, he calls out his government for facilitating what he feels is a needless...
  • Obama: 'We Don’t Have a Domestic Spying Program'

    08/06/2013 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama tells comedian Jay Leno that "We don’t have a domestic spying program." He made the comment during a taping of Leno's TV show. Obama also says the U.S. is not overreacting by closing some U.S. embassies for a week. The president tells Leno, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately." And the president says of Russia's Putin, "There are times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality. What I continually say to them and to President Putin, that’s...
  • Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    06/19/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    poststar.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Bill Toscano
    DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot. Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said. “He came to kill her, and who knows,...
  • TX:Man claims self defense in deadly shooting

    06/19/2013 5:29:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    woai.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO - A 52-year-old man says two men approached and threatened him before he fired several gun shots. According to police, the man and his girlfriend got into an argument at the man's home on Dullnig Court around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Neighbors say when the girlfriend left and returned with her two sons, things got out of hand. "It's reported that they started smashing his vehicle with 2x4's," said San Antonio Police Spokesperson Sgt. Javier Salazar. Police say after smashing the windows, the two brothers threatened the boyfriend. That's when multiple shots were fired. The medical examiner's office confirmed...
  • Top Spy: 'Single Analyst' Cannot 'Eavesdrop on Domestic Communications Without Proper Legal

    06/16/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/16/13 | Daniel Halper
    In a Sunday evening statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Public Affairs Office released this statement, meant to clear up information on the National Security Agency’s data program "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress. Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used to target Americans anywhere in the world," the full statement reads.
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • BREAKING: Woman Arrested For Ricin Letters To Obama, MAIG; Guns Not Involved

    06/07/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    TTAG ^ | 7 June, 2013 | Chris Dumm
    FBI agents arrested Shannon Elizabeth Guess Richardson (pictured) this morning in connection with the ricin-tainted letters sent to the White House and the offices of Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. According to NPR (yes, that NPR) her husband and original person of interest Nathan Richardson has been cleared of suspicion. The FBI now believes that Shannon sent the poison letters as part of a plot to frame her husband and divorce him, and that the letters’ rants about gun control were a red herring. That’s right: guns, racism and gun control had nothing to do with the poisoned letters....
  • Media-backed "PolitiFact Ohio" tries, fails to disprove BFA Chairman Jim Irvine

    06/07/2013 12:29:13 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 6 June, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    Last month, State Rep. Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) introduced House Bill 160, a gun control bill that would force any person named in a domestic violence protection order to surrender their firearms to law enforcement within 24 hours. We quickly pointed out the many flaws with Hagan's proposal, including the fact that, by statistics Hagan himself cited, 20% of women who are killed by an "intimate partner" had previously obtained a "protection" order against their eventual killer.When asked to comment on the proposal, Buckeye Firearms Associatio Chairman Jim Irvine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that HB 160 a "failed idea.""The idea...
  • UT:Aposhian facing fourth charge after alleged domestic violence

    05/30/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Mark Green and Scott McKane
    SALT LAKE CITY — A well-known Utah gun rights advocate was booked into jail on three charges Monday, and on Wednesday police added a fourth charge.Clark Aposhian was arrested and charged following an incident outside the home of his ex-wife, and the most recent charge to be added is domestic violence in the presence of a child.Sgt. Mark Askerlund, Cottonwood Heights Police Department, described the allegations against Aposhian.“In this particular case it’s alleged Mr. Aposhian threatened to bury his ex-wife and her new husband or boyfriend, so that’s a threat.” (snip) Aposhian’s attorney, Mitch Vilos, issued a statement that said...
  • What the ARGUS Drone Camera's 6" Resolution Can See From 17,000 ft...

    05/29/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    They call it 'AUTONOMOUS REAL-TIME GROUND UBIQUITOUS SURVEILLANCE-IMAGING SYSTEM' for a reason!!! Rumors of an experimental 1.8-gigapixel surveillance video camera in development at DARPA -the ARGUS-IS- first surfaced in 2009. But PBS this year got hold of some actual video feeds- and they are indeed chilling. All it takes now is one lone unit circling an area half the size of Manhattan (at cca 15-20,000 ft.) to provide comprehensive video surveillance of every single inch. They are running a program on the moving objects, meaning generating structured data out of the video, not just displaying still/moving pictures. Just imagine drone-loving Dear Leader with a few hundred of these at...
  • FL:Deputies: Lakeland mother shoots, kills son in self-defense

    05/18/2013 8:52:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Saundra Weathers
    LAKELAND --  A Lakeland mother shot her son in self-defense on Friday night, deputies said. According to reports, 86-year-old Nancy Pennypacker told deputies she had shot her son, William Pennypacker, 64, in self-defense after he punched her in the face and fired a gun at her. Deputies said moments later the two began shooting at each other, leaving Nancy with a bullet wound that shot through her finger to her shoulder.William Pennypacker was found dead inside the home at Citrus Woods Estates off Orange Blossom Circle in Lakeland. Nancy’s long time friend and neighbor, Sue Robbins, wasn't surprised and said...
  • US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight

    05/13/2013 4:30:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 21 replies
    engadget ^ | May 10th, 2013 | Joseph Volpe
    The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed hydrogen for fuel, but for its latest flight test the Naval Research team swapped that out for a new cryogenic tank and delivery system that relies on the liquid stuff; a choice made for the element's increased density. With that one significant change in place, the craft was able to outperform its last endurance run of 26 hours and two minutes by almost double, lasting 48...
  • What Next After Boston?

    04/23/2013 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    The last time there was a terrorist attack on America, we got the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Each entity has spent billions to keep us safe, but neither could stop two brothers, Tamerlan, a permanent resident, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a newly minted U.S. citizen, who lived in America and, reportedly, became radicalized jihadists, from killing and maiming innocent people at the Boston Marathon last week. According to Dana Priest and William M. Arkin of The Washington Post, "Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and...
  • Paul: Drones would have been OK in Boston manhunt

    04/23/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-23-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    An important clarification from Senator Rand Paul, who made headlines for a rare talking filibuster challenging Barack Obama to explain the difference between using drones against American citizens overseas and using them in the United States. Neil Cavuto asked Paul about the distinction yesterday in light of the manhunt for American citizen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday, in which a drone or two with real-time infrared downlook capabilities above Watertown might have saved a little time. Paul told Cavuto that this wasn’t the use to which he objected: “If there’s a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against...
  • Police say man shot by Federal Way officers responsible for slaying of 4

    04/23/2013 6:02:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 22 April, 2013 | NA
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police said a man shot and killed by officers in Federal Way first shot and killed his girlfriend and then fatally shot three men at an apartment complex. Investigators said they believe the series of slayings began with a domestic violence incident in which the man first fatally shot his girlfriend in the head at their shared apartment in the complex. He then left their apartment armed with a shotgun. Once outside the apartment he encountered two men. Police said he shot both of them. The resident of another apartment in the building, a 62-year-old man,...
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...
  • Billings woman fends off intruder using gun

    04/16/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    billingsgazette.com ^ | 16 April, 2013 | Greg Tuttle
    Prosecutors say a Billings woman used a gun to fend off an intruder who forced his way inside her home through a back door. The man was later arrested and is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on a $100,000 bond. Travis Bridger Soderberg, 38, has been charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He is expected to be arraigned on the charges in District Court next week. According to charging documents, a woman called police shortly after 8 p.m. on April 6 to report an intruder at her home. The woman, identified only by her initials in...
  • SC:Suspect Shot After Kicking In Front Door Of Residence

    03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Staff
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner shot a suspect after he kicked in his front door. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at 532 Hwy 14 in Landrum. Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side, the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner. The suspect has been identified as Dakota Hester. Authorities say he kicked in the door, assaulted his wife then proceeded upstairs. Deputies say the homeowner, Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door. Deputies say Hester kicked open the door and then was shot by Wofford.
  • Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting

    02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    NORMAN, Okla.—The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense. Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight. While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting. Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time. After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
  • MT:Whitefish shooting: Woman released, likely acted in self-defense, chief says

    02/06/2013 10:04:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    helenair.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | AP
    KALISPELL — Police in Whitefish continue to investigate a weekend shooting death while the woman who reportedly told neighbors she shot her boyfriend has been released from custody.
  • Couples Who Share the Housework Are More Likely To Divorce, Study Finds

    02/01/2013 6:44:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 1,2013 | Henry Samuel
    n what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality in the Home”. The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families...
  • Deputies: Man fatally shot after clinging to top of car for 10-miles

    01/28/2013 3:22:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    Nikki Y. McNeil, 33, was trying to leave an Ocala residence Saturday evening when Lamark D. Tucker Sr., 36, her ex-boyfriend -- and father of her three children -- took away both McNeil’s car keys and cell phone, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. McNeil then used spare keys to leave, but as McNeil pulled away, Lamark jumped onto the hood of the car and held on while continually threatening McNeil as she drove nearly ten miles, the release stated. McNeil, deputies said, stopped at least twice asking people for help.
  • UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot at South Denby Avenue home(IN)

    12/26/2012 11:48:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A 79-year-old Evansville man shot and killed a 19-year-old who was attacking his granddaughter, Evansville Police said in a news release. Davon Obryant Gee was pronounced dead at a home in the 500 block of South Denby Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office. The name of man who shot and killed Gee has not been released by police because the man has not been charged with a crime, according to city police officials. Police said Gee got into an argument with a 17-year-old girl at the Denby Avenue home on Sunday evening. Gee...
  • 1 shot after man attempts to intervene in couple's argument, police say(UT)

    12/08/2012 5:10:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | David Self Newlin
    WEST JORDAN — What appeared to be a fight between a couple turned into a much more serious shooting after an armed neighbor apparently tried to intervene. Police say a they were called to the shooting at about 1 a.m. A man was arguing with his girlfriend in a car just outside the Woodgate apartment complex at 3581 W. Cobble Ridge Drive. As the argument got more heated, a man walking his dog passed by, saw the argument, and asked the female if she needed help, according to West Jordan officer J.C. Holt. An ensuing argument between the two men...
  • North Dakota sheriff gets drone license

    12/06/2012 8:02:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-6-12 | ap
    The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department has received a federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a law enforcement tool across 16 northeastern North Dakota counties. The drone carries a camera and no weapons. It weighs 2 pounds and can easily be carried in a squad car. The drone could have many uses, Sheriff Bob Rost said. Those could include finding lost children or escaped prisoners, monitoring a hazardous material spill or checking flood conditions, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
  • Son Shoots Father, Saves Mother (VIDEO) (FL)

    12/04/2012 6:20:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Daniel Terrill
    A Florida teen armed with a handgun shot and killed his father, and in turn prevented his mother from being strangled on Nov. 24. Although the evening ended in tragedy, it seemed to have started pleasant enough as a small group of family and friends gathered around a bonfire outside the family's home near Tampa. But the tone changed sometime around 10 p.m. when the mother Jill Thorpe, 35, went inside their mobile home and her husband Christopher Thorpe, 36, followed suit, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The couple began arguing inside the house and the fight quickly...