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  • K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block

    09/02/2015 11:34:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Sep 2015 | Nicholas Casey
    It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the other’s shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in...
  • Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

    08/31/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Martin Kaste
    The phrase "police militarization" conjures up an image of cops wrapped in Kevlar, barging into homes with semi-automatic weapons. But familiar as that image is, we don't know how common it is. There are simply no good statistics on police tactical operations in America. The federal government doesn't keep track, and neither do the states — with one exception: Utah. The pressure to start counting the operations there dates back to 2012, after a drug raid gone wrong in Ogden. A tactical team from the local drug task force had gone into a little house where marijuana was being grown....
  • PCSO arrests 3 suspected drug smugglers [Florence, AZ]

    08/31/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    KPHO ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Phil Benson
    FLORENCE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - A traffic stop and short foot pursuit in Stanfield led to the arrests Friday of three men suspected of drug smuggling. A vehicle was pulled over by a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy for a traffic violation at a Circle K on the corner of Stanfield and Highway 84. Two people bailed out and fled while the driver, Erik Thomas, 25, of Casa Grande, stayed behind. The deputy found four bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle, along with a Kenwood portable radio. The bundles weighed 81 pounds. Thomas was arrested. Authorities learned he had an outstanding warrant...
  • Tila Tequila Kicked Off Celebrity Big Brother Over Hitler and Nazi Holocaust Comments, Apologizes

    08/30/2015 12:22:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    E Online ^ | Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 | CORINNE HELLER
    Tila Tequila has been kicked of the U.K. series Celebrity Big Brother season 16 over comments she made about the Holocaust and late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler more than a year ago and is now apologizing for her remarks. The 33-year-old reality star and glamour model, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, had in December 2013 penned a blog post titled "Why I Sympathize With Hitler Part 1: True History Unveiled," in which she called the deceased dictator a "good man" and "man of compassion." After she was cast on Celebrity Big Brother, the U.K.-based group Campaign Against...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 28 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Mom gave her baby methadone to 'help her sleep' and killed her - Will serve up to 30 years

    08/27/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    A woman who killed her 17-month-old baby girl with a lethal dose of methadone last year was sentenced to up to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday. Courtney Nicole Howell, 27, of Layton, Utah pleaded guilty in July to giving her baby girl Jaslynn Mansfield methadone but said she only thought the drug would help the child sleep. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that on Wednesday Howell tearfully said she will regret her choice for the rest of her life. 'Trying to forgive myself is an endless battle I struggle with daily,' she said as she wiped away her tears....
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Maine DEA: EBT Cards Are Being Used to Buy Drugs

    08/19/2015 8:43:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents revealed yesterday that EBT cards (debit cards that are loaded with funds for welfare programs, like SNAP and TANF) are being used as currency to buy drugs. In the past 11 months, MDEA agents have found 40 EBT cards in 25 drug enforcement operations.
  • Why Montana Is Going Backward on Medical Marijuana

    08/17/2015 5:08:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Michael Bodley | AUG 16 2015
    Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana business in Montana boomed after voters legalized it in 2004. At one time, this state of only a million people had almost 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers. But the industry has been crippled by state legislators and a determined grass-roots opposition. And a state Supreme Court decision coming as early as October could all but wipe it out. Elizabeth Pincolini is a medical marijuana user and advocate, who...
  • In the Wake of Proposition 47, California Sees a Crime Wave

    08/16/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon was the rare prosecutor who pushed for its approval. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "What we have been doing hasn't worked, frankly." Gascon spokesman Alex Bastian told me, "The voters indicated that possessing small amounts...
  • STENCH AND THE CITY: SF’S SUMMER OF URINE ["They’ve Put A Pissoir In Dolores Park"]

    08/10/2015 1:49:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 10, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    STENCH AND THE CITY: SF’S SUMMER OF URINE If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to… plug your nose. By Debra J. Saunders – 8.10.15 How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver. The smell is worse than I have known since I started working for The Chronicle in 1992. It hits your nose on the BART escalator before you reach Market Street. That sour smell can bake for blocks where street people sleep wrapped...
  • Government subpoenas IU School of Medicine for Lance Armstrong’s medical records

    08/08/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Fox News Austin ^ | August 5, 2015 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (August 5, 2015) — The federal government wants to see Lance Armstrong’s medical records from his treatments for cancer. Court records show that government lawyers on July 30 subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide records of Armstrong’s treatments and donations he later made to the school. The federal government has sued Armstrong to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his teams. Penalties could approach $100 million. Armstrong’s lawyers say the demand for medical records is an invasion of privacy and want a judge to block their release.
  • Northern California Coast Guard crew makes $181M drug bust

    08/07/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    timesdaily ^ | August 6, 2015 10:41 am | AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard based in Northern California seized 12,000 pounds of cocaine from a vessel in the Eastern Pacific in one of the largest busts of its kind.</p> <p>Some of the cocaine was lost when the vessel sank during towing.</p>
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY – An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • Caterpillar chemical turns ants into bodyguards

    08/03/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Arhopala japonica. Credit: Wikipedia A trio of researchers with Kobe University in Japan has found that lycaenid butterfly caterpillars of the Japanese oakblue variety, have dorsal nectary organ secretions that cause ants that eat the material to abandon their fellow ants to instead hang out with and defend the caterpillar against enemies. In their paper published in the journal Current Biology, Masaru Hojo, Naomi Pierce and Kazuki Tsuji describe their research into the relationship between the two creatures and why they believe the nature of that relationship needs to be reclassified. Scientists have studied Japanese oakblue butterflies before, noting that...
  • U.S. Customs and Coast Guard seize eight tons of cocaine in small submarine in Pacific Ocean

    07/31/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | By Craig Hlavaty
    A small semi-submersible vessel containing four people and eight tons of cocaine was discovered by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on July 18 in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The self-propelled craft was first spotted off the coast of El Salvador by a Navy maritime patrol aircraft flying overhead. The semi-sub was hundreds of miles offshore in international waters. The U.S. Coast Guard was called in to assist with intercepting the craft. Four individuals were detained by the Coast Guard boarding team in the process. Roughly274 bales of cocaine were found in the semi-sub, weighing...
  • ‘It’s a game of cat and mouse’ (Desert illegals & drug runners in NM; must see photo)

    07/27/2015 11:54:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Lauren Villagran
    Andrew Arredondo clicks through hundreds of black-and-white photos on his computer at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Lordsburg, pausing to point out pea-sized shadows. If you didn’t know what to look for, you’d miss them. But in the green cross hairs of the photos snapped with his long-range thermal-image camera, there they are: drug mules trudging across one of the Bootheel’s four mountain ranges. In the middle of the night. With no light but the moon. Carrying swollen loads of dope on their backs. Chances are the shadows have been walking for days. Chances are their destination is I-10,...
  • Snoop Dogg Arrested In Sweden For Drug Suspicion, Takes To Instagram To Shun The Police

    07/26/2015 5:52:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 07/26/2015 | Iyana Robertson
    After an appearance in Sweden on Saturday night (July 25), Snoop Dogg was arrested by authorities for suspicion of use of narcotics. His vehicle was pulled over, and officers transported him to a police station where he was ordered to take a drug test. While in the back of the cop car, the rapper recorded a video message, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday (July 26). “[N-word] as got me in the back of police car right now in Sweden, cuz,” Snoop said in the clip. “Pulled a n---- over for nothing, taking us to the station where I...
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • US-Cuba handshake brings smiles at Biocon

    07/24/2015 11:16:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Soumonty Kanungo
    Drug maker says better poised to licence and position its novel molecule Itolizumab, which has a Cuban origin Mumbai - Bangalore-based Biocon http://www.dnaindia.com/topic/biocon hopes that the thaw in bilateral relations between the US and Cuba offers the company a "better opportunity" to licence and partner its novel molecule Itolizumab, used for the treatment of psoriasis. The molecule, which has a Cuban origin, is the world's first novel anti CD-6 monoclonal antibody to treat multiple autoimmune diseases. The drug was launched in India in 2013 under the brand name Alzumab. "Itolizumab is advancing well. With relations restored between Cuba and the...
  • Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building

    07/24/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Popular Science. ^ | July 23, 2015
    Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building Yesterday, Congress requested more information about a July 18 explosion in one of the buildings operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology outside Washington, D.C. There’s reason for Congress to raise an eyebrow; based on evidence collected at the scene, investigators suspect that the room was being used to develop illegal methamphetamines. The explosion occurred in NIST Building 236, far from the majority of the labs, so it didn’t damage any research endeavors. It happened in a room that had been emptied of equipment, as one experiment had recently ended...
  • Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials

    07/23/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/15 | FoxNews
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California. Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Family Hit By High Illegal Driver Lashes Out - Mom and two young kids injured

    07/21/2015 2:17:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 20, 2015
    "I’m super angry," Tricia Bracho told ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ. The single mother of two who lives in Maricopa, just south of Phoenix, was hit head on by a car driven by an illegal immigrant on July 4. Like so many stories of late, the perp in this case should not have been in the country. Manuel Perez-Vasquez, a 29 year-old illegal, has been deported six times since May 2012 and was high on marijuana while driving. [Snip] Bracho doesn't have the money to pay her medical bills, or replace her car, and has set up a crowd funding...
  • How escaped drug lord ‘El Chapo’ has poisoned the streets of Chicago

    07/16/2015 11:26:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 39 replies
    Q13 Fox news ^ | ,July 16, 2015, | CNN Wire
    <p>CHICAGO — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be far from the streets of Chicago, but he has run them for a long time.</p> <p>As much as 80% of the illegal narcotics in America’s third-largest city come from Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel, said Art Bilek, a retired Chicago detective who spent 60 years in law enforcement.</p>
  • Tiger Woods Can't Muster Old Magic in First-Round 76 at British Open

    07/16/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    SI ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jeff Ritter
    Not long ago you could bank on the Old Course bringing out the best in Tiger Woods. This was something else entirely. On Thursday at the 144th British Open, Woods added a new chapter to his Season of Misery, a grisly four-over 76 that left him 11 shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson with the afternoon tee times still on the course. It was a shocking result at a revered track he once dominated while winning St. Andrews Opens in 2000 and 2005.
  • Obama Writes Personal Letters to 46 Felons; No Contact with Kathryn Steinle’s Family

    07/15/2015 12:19:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 13, 2015 | Joel B. Pollack
    Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim’s family or mention her in public. Yet Obama took the time to write (and release) 46 personal letters this month to felons imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses whose sentences he has commuted.
  • Former DEA agent: 'El Chapo' wants to push Juarez Cartel out, funnel drugs through NM

    07/15/2015 5:58:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | 07/14/2015
    He was part of the team that helped put one of Mexico's most violent drug lords behind bars – the same one who escaped from a Mexican maximum-security prison over the weekend. Tuesday, KOB talked to Michael Vigil, a former DEA agent from New Mexico who investigated Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for years. Vigil says Guzman's escape is not good for the U.S., especially our state. He says Guzman wants to push out the Juarez Cartel and push more heroin through New Mexico. "Chapo Guzman has taken over that area and he controls most of the routes into the United...
  • EX-COCAINE USER OBAMA JUST PARDONED A BUNCH OF COKE DEALERS

    07/13/2015 5:49:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Cocaine, it's a hell of a drug. Obama just set this guy free. And a whole bunch of his friends. Cocaine, it's a hell of a drug. And Obama, who wrote of using it in the past, still seems to have a soft spot for its dealers even though he no longer imbibes. His "pardons" mainly focus on cocaine dealers. Of his 46 pardons, 41 involved cocaine. Despite the lefty obsession with racial inequality in crack cocaine sentencing, only a minority of the pardons involved crack cocaine. Crack was not Obama's drug of choice. But just to be fair, he...
  • Escape of 'El Chapo': Frantic Hunt in Mexico Turns Up No Sign of Drug Kingpin

    07/13/2015 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/13/2015 | by MARK POTTER and ERIN MCCLAM
    Mexican authorities searched frantically on Monday for the notorious drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" — but there was no sign of him more than 24 hours after his astonishing, elaborate escape from a maximum-security prison. In a devastating embarrassment for the Mexican government, the kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, slipped into a shaft through the shower floor of his prison cell and got away in a mile-long, ventilated tunnel outfitted with a motorbike. "This is like capturing Osama bin Laden, having him spend a year in prison, and then walking away from that prison only to re-engage in his terrorist activities,"...
  • Trump: 'Corrupt' Mexican Officials Let Drug Kingpin Escape

    07/13/2015 1:55:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump on Sunday blasted "corrupt Mexican officials" for letting a notorious drug kingpin escape from a maximum security prison. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped the prison by riding a motorcycle through a mile-long tunnel that was connected to the shower area of Guzman's cell. It is his second escape, and prison employees are being questioned. Trump noted that the last time Guzman escaped he was free for 13 years. "He has been selling drugs in the U.S. big-time – a major kingpin," he said in a statement sent to the media. "He is possibly in the U.S. and his...
  • Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo...

    07/13/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    Full Title: Donald Trump demands apology from his critics after escape of El Chapo claiming it is proof his attacks on Mexico are justified as he threatens to kick the drug lord's 'ass'...
  • Cosby's wife claims alleged victims 'consented' to drugs (& just like Hillary, knew all about it)

    07/12/2015 4:31:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/15
    Bill Cosby's faithful wife is aware of her husband's cheating ways, but believes the women he's accused of slipping drugs to and then sleeping with actually consented to take the pills, it was reported Sunday. Camille Cosby, 71, made her stance known in a war room with PR reps and attorneys she and Cosby, 78, held at their Massachusetts home Tuesday night, the New York Post reports. 'Camille still doesn't believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent...She's well aware of his cheating, but she doesn't believe that her husband is a rapist,' a source...
  • Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs (owner charged)

    07/11/2015 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/15 | Chris Spargo
    Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs to commit crimes claim police as they charge his 'owner' with HIS murder The man who was killed as he tried to rob a former CNN anchor at gunpoint is now being described as a 'street slave.' Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was grabbed by an Tomorio Walton, who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband Chuck de Caro- a former CNN anchor who has...
  • The Revenge Of The Lost Boys

    07/09/2015 8:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 9, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    What’s going on with young American men? Another mass shooting has led to another round of social and political recriminations. A young man—a “loner” and “adrift,” as usual—seizes a vile cause and attacks innocent people. Amidst the wreckage, we look for reasons that already fit our preconceptions about violence, and we blame racism, guns, unemployment, drugs, a bad family, or whatever else helps us to make sense of the tragedy. But the truth of the matter is that Dylann Roof (at least from what we know) isn’t that different from so many other young, mostly white men over the past...
  • Six people dead after Mexican Marine helicopter comes under fire near the U.S. border

    07/09/2015 9:23:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 6, 2015 | Staff
    Mexico's navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. border. The navy says the incident happened on Sunday in a rural area south of Nuevo Laredo, which is across the border from Laredo, Texas. In a statement Monday, the navy said the suspects fired on the Blackhawk helicopter, hitting it seven times. The helicopter crew returned fire, killing six suspects. No navy personnel were injured. The navy said the crew detected a convoy of armed men in an area long dominated by the...
  • Unde­rground Arms Cache Found in Mexico Near Texas Border

    07/08/2015 9:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/8
    Mexican marines discover unde­rground arms cache in northern area across border from TexasMarines in Mexico say they discovered an underground arms cache that contained dozens of assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The Navy Department said Wednesday that the chamber
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Drug overdoses surpass car accident deaths in Pennsylvania

    06/27/2015 12:23:03 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 12:00 AM | Hannah Schwarz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pennsylvania is near the top of the national statistics for drug overdose deaths, but neighboring states West Virginia and Ohio are being hit even worse, according to a report released last week. Use of prescription drugs and heroin is fueling the problem, and the number of deaths from drug overdoses now surpasses car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. The report, published by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, breaks down all injury-related deaths by state. Pennsylvania fell in the middle of the pack for all injury-related deaths, coming in at No. 23,...
  • D.A.'s office reaches partial settlement in civil forfeiture suit (Philadelphia)

    06/25/2015 10:34:25 AM PDT · by SZonian · 14 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 24 June, 2015 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has agreed to change two of the most scrutinized aspects of its civil forfeiture program - a $6-million-a-year juggernaut aimed at taking cash and property out of the hands of drug dealers. In federal court filings this week, city lawyers agreed to limit their practice of barring homeowners from properties tied up in forfeiture proceedings until the case has made its way before a judge. Prosecutors also said they would no longer enforce several controversial requirements routinely included in deals struck with property owners to settle forfeiture cases. Those include restrictions blocking relatives accused of...
  • Two 21-Year-Olds: What's the Difference Between Jordan Spieth and Dylann Roof?

    06/22/2015 11:39:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A friend of mine sent me a note over the weekend. "Two 21-year-old young men. One of them over here, clean and pure as the wind-driven snow. Two-time golf major championship champion: Masters, USA. Jordan Spieth, University of Texas. Greate family, live in Texas, wholesome, everything you would want and expect in an American family. Over there. "Over here, you have 21-year-old Dylann Roof, who looks like one of the Three Stooges, and of course who walked into a church and shot nine people dead. Two twenty-one year olds. What's the difference? How do you explain one and the...
  • Ben Carson slams rivals who 'dare not call this tragedy an act of racism'

    06/22/2015 9:58:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Presidential candidate Ben Carson is challenging his Republican rivals to link last week's attack on a historically black church to racism. “Not everything is about race in this country. But when it is about race, then it just is," Carson wrote in a USA Today op-ed published Monday. "So when a guy who has been depicted wearing a jacket featuring an apartheid-era Rhodesian flag walks into a historic black church and guns down nine African-American worshipers at a Bible study meeting, common sense leads one to believe his motivations are based in racism." Carson, the only black candidate running for...
  • Deaths from fentanyl, 50 times more powerful than heroin, nearly triple in N.J.

    06/21/2015 6:04:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 33 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 6-15-2015 | Stephan Sterling
    <p>Overdose deaths attributed to fentanyl, a prescription opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, tripled in New Jersey in 2014, new data show, adding a destructive new wrinkle to the state's heroin and opioid crisis.</p> <p>State data show that 143 overdose deaths were attributed to fentanyl in 2014, up from 49 in 2013. It's a growing worry for law enforcement officials who know a single use of the drug, often unknowingly used to lace heroin, can lead to death.</p>
  • Charleston's streets fall silent as massacre church bells toll nine times

    06/21/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June21, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    The Charleston church that was the site of a massacre on Wednesday held its first service since the horrific incident today. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church opened its doors for their weekly 9:30am service as thousands poured out to support the church, most filling the outside parking lot and street as they could not even get into the building. Just five days ago, nine members of the congregation were shot dead in a racially motivated hate crime at the hands of 21-year-old Dylann Roof. Services began with the organist playing Amazing Grace followed by What a Friend We Have in...
  • Artist creates Donald Trump piñata for angry Mexicans

    06/20/2015 4:04:41 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 33 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | 6/20/2015 | Fox News Latino
    MEXICO CITY – After Donald Trump's Mexico-bashing comments this week, Mexicans are engaging in a little Trump-bashing of their own. Artesan Dalton Avalos Ramirez created a Trump piñata after the outspoken mogul bashed Mexico on Tuesday during a speech when he announced he was running for president. During his kickoff speech, Trump accused Mexico of illegally sending drugs, crime and rapists across the border. Avalos Ramirez, who lives and works in Reynosa, Mexico said Mexicans on both sides of the border are quite angry at his comments and are embracing the new piñata gladly.
  • Bill Maher Says Matt Drudge, Fox News And Conservative Media Inspired Dylann Roof [VIDEO]

    06/20/2015 1:01:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Comedian Bill Maher said conservative media — including the Drudge Report, Fox News and The Daily Caller — may have a hand in inspiring Dylann Roof to shoot up a black church in Charleston, S.C. this week. Maher was discussing the massacre with a panel on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” that included Daily Caller senior contributor Matt Lewis. “We can never know why someone snaps, but I bet you I know where he got his news,” Maher said, referring to Roof, who killed nine people in the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.
  • A Moral Moment

    06/20/2015 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    Each in his own way, each to a wholly different purpose, the pope and Dylann Roof, the suspected Charleston gunman, have hold of something major. Which is -- I trust I do not surprise anyone -- the failings of the liberated human spirit. Let's see what we can do with this improbable pairing. First, consider Pope Francis. To quote a Wall Street Journal headline, "Pope Blames Markets for Environmental Ills." Markets? Meaning what? Meaning the virtually uninhibited choice that economic markets offer consumers: I'll have some of this; I'll have some of that. For the environment's degraded condition the pope,...
  • Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons

    Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used. The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes. Multiple credible scientific studies going back more than a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show...