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  • FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

    03/20/2015 7:58:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    okc fox 25 ^ | March 19, 2015 | JOHNNY CLARK and JEFF AMY, AP
    An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. "Everybody wants answers and wants them quickly. We understand that," FBI Special Agent Don Alway told a crowd outside the Claiborne County Courthouse. "We are going to hold off on coming to any conclusions until the facts take us to a definitive answer." The county coroner confirmed that the man found hanging from a white sheet Thursday was Otis Byrd, an ex-convict...
  • Autopsy suggests suicide in hanging of black man in Mississippi

    03/20/2015 12:30:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 71 replies
    la times ^ | 3-20-2015 | MICHAEL MUSKAL
    <p>Preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, whose body was found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi, strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than foul play, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.</p>
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • Jesus Nailed

    07/05/2010 10:02:12 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 5, 2010 | Chatter4
    Great video by an independent theist, who has researched Christianity for many years. From the video desciption: "Christians insist that Jesus was nailed to a cross and that after his resurrection, that he showed his disciples the wounds on his hands and his feet. There is not one verse in the Bible that says Jesus was nailed to a cross or that says he showed his wounded hands and feet to anyone. The Bible does say that he was hung on a tree or from a timber. These four verses claim that the two thieves received the same punishment that...
  • "Male Enhancement" Murder Defense? It's a New One on Us, Too, in Va. Shooting

    05/03/2010 11:59:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    CBS ^ | 5/3/2010 | Barry Leibowitz
    It's not a murder defense you'll hear very often. A Virginia man accused of shooting two people on the Blue Ridge Parkway April 5 told police his mind may have been impaired by male enhancement drugs. According to a search warrant affidavit, 56-year-old Ralph Leon Jackson of Stuarts Draft, Va. told an Augusta County investigator he'd been taking male enhancement substances that might be making his mind "fuzzy" or "foggy." A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent filed the affidavit Thursday, April 29, in federal court in Harrisonburg. Jackson is jailed on state charges of murder and attempted...

    07/13/2009 10:07:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies · 866+ views
    Iran Human Rights ^ | Monday 13 July 2009 | None stated
    ran Human Rights, July 13: According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, 14 people are scheduled to be hanged in public in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan tomorrow July 14. According to the report all the 14 people are connected to "Jondollah", a militant Baluchi group belonging to Abdolmalek Rigi, and are convicted of "moharebe" (fighting against God; a term used for people fighting against the Iranian authorities). Abdolhamid Rigi, brother of Abdolmalek Rigi leader of the group, is among the 14 said the report. None of the other 13 have been identified by name in the...
  • Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison today

    07/02/2009 2:49:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Iran Human Rights ^ | Thursday 2 July 2009 | Sash
    Iran Human Rights, July 1: Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison early this morning July 1. reported the state run Iranian news agency ISNA. None of those who were executed today were identified by name, age or details around what they were convicted of. The state run news site "young journalist’s club" also reported that one man identified as Alireza (28) was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison convicted of murdering his friend. Jerusalem Post , quoting a source in Iran, reported that six poeple were hanged in Tehran in relation with the recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran. Iran...

    07/01/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    AGI News ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2009 | Aggiungi ai preferiti
    (AGI) - Jerusalem, 1 July - Six persons who had demonstrated against the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have reportedly been hanged in Iran, reported the Jerusalem Post, based on a telephone call with a source in Tehran. The hanging would have taken place in Mashhad. The news hasn't been confirmed, but the same source quote a sermon delivered by ayatollah Hadi Gafouri in which he urges protesters to be careful because they are risking their lives.
  • New Jersey Family Removes Halloween Hanged Dummy After Public Outcry

    10/16/2007 1:29:08 PM PDT · by Westlander · 50 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | October 16, 2007 | AP
    MADISON, N.J. — Public uproar that compared an image to a lynching has led a Madison family to remove a hanged dummy from its Halloween display. Cheryl and David Maines fear for their safety. The couple's 27-year-old son has decorated their home for seven Halloweens. The hanged dummy, which has a black hood, is usually partially hidden. But police started getting calls on Sunday, saying the display was racist. The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said it was offensive and insensitive.
  • 6-year-old girl found hanged in Texas

    09/12/2007 6:59:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 185 replies · 6,746+ views
    Centre Daily ^ | 9/12/07 | PAUL J. WEBER
    6-year-old girl found hanged in TexasBy PAUL J. WEBER - The Associated Press Posted on Wed, Sep. 12, 2007 Family Photo via KTVT-TVShown in this undated family photo is 6-year-old Hannah Mack of Corsicana, Texas. Her body was discovered Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, hanging inside her family's garage. Police said Wednesday the child was sexually assaulted. CORSICANA, Texas --A 6-year-old girl was found hanged inside her family's garage and had been sexually assaulted before she died, police said Wednesday. Authorities have made no arrests or named any suspects since Hannah Mack's body was discovered by her mother on Monday. They...
  • Saddam's half brother, top aide hanged

    01/15/2007 9:21:52 AM PST · by Sax · 30 replies · 1,141+ views
    AP ^ | 1/15/07 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two top aides to Saddam Hussein were hanged before dawn Monday, and the head of one of them — the former Iraqi dictator's half brother Barzan Ibrahim — was severed from his body during the execution, a government official said. ADVERTISEMENT Two weeks and two days after Saddam was executed in an unruly scene that has drawn worldwide criticism, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh stressed that all laws and rules were respected during Monday's hanging of Ibrahim, the former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court. "Those present signed documents pledging not to violate...
  • Shia Hostages Hanged In Streets In Revenge For Saddam's Execution

    01/08/2007 6:28:37 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 1,914+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-8-2007 | Aqeel Hussein - Damien McElroy
    Shia hostages hanged in streets in revenge for Saddam's execution By Aqeel Hussein in Baghdad and Damien McElroy Last Updated: 1:56am GMT 09/01/2007 Saddam Hussein's execution has inspired a gruesome cycle of revenge, with scores of Shia Muslims found hanged from lampposts in Baghdad. The residents of the city's Haifa Street will long remember the events of Sunday morning. As shop owners raised their shutters and stall holders set out their stock, three minibuses roared to a halt. Gunmen jumped out and pulled blindfolded prisoners on to the street. Ropes were tied to lampposts and electricity poles. Those hostages who...

    12/30/2006 8:46:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies · 923+ views ^ | A long time ago | God
    Saddam Hussein has apparently been executed by hanging after a proper trial. However, it is not appropriate to rejoice at his death nor to say that his death is "shocking" or "horrible" or "unwarranted". Justice is justice. No gloating, grandstanding or celebration needed: Proverbs 24:16-18 (New American Standard Bible) 16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity. 17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; or the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn His anger...
  • Singapore defends Nguyen hanging

    12/03/2005 9:42:39 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies · 749+ views
    The Advertiser (Austrailia) ^ | Nov. 30, 2005 | Advertiser Story Monkey
    Singapore defends Nguyen hanging30nov05 SINGAPORE'S High Commissioner in Australia Joseph Koh has defended his country's decision to execute convicted drug trafficker Nguyen Tuong Van as correct and responsible. In an opinion piece published in Fairfax newspapers today, Mr Koh said Singapore had not breached international law, with no existing international agreement to abolish the death penalty. "Capital punishment remains part of the criminal justice systems of 76 countries, including in the United States, where it is practised in 38 states," he said. "We respect Australia's sovereign choice not to have capital punishment. We hope Australia will likewise respect Singapore's sovereign...
  • Gay blackmailer hanged in Iran

    04/30/2005 6:43:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    News 24 ^ | 4/30/05
    Gay blackmailer hanged in Iran 30/04/2005 13:36 - (SA) Tehran - An Iranian convicted of blackmailing his gay partners with videotapes of their sex acts has been hanged, reports said on Saturday. Hadi Safdari was executed in Bojnourd in the eastern province of South Khorasan, the Qods newspaper said citing the local judiciary. In Safadari's case, the death sentence appears to have been handed down for rape, as the blackmail was deemed to have removed any element of consent. But Iran's Islamic regime also imposes the death penalty for consensual "sodomy" where the offence is repeated and the convict is...
  • Child Rapist, Murderer Hanged in Iran

    03/17/2005 7:24:42 AM PST · by meandog · 13 replies · 1,183+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2005; 1:34 PM | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    The Associated Press PAKDASHT, Iran - A young man convicted of raping and murdering 16 boys was lashed 100 times, and then hanged Wednesday in front of a large, angry crowd who pelted him with stones...
  • Islamist suspect found hanged in Spanish cell (Allah Akbar)

    02/24/2005 1:02:26 PM PST · by Cornpone · 19 replies · 522+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | 24 Feb 2005 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Moroccan suspected of plotting to blow up Spain's High Court has been found hanged in his prison cell, the prison service says. Mustafa Zanibar, 32, was already serving a 29-year prison term for murder when Judge Baltasar Garzon accused him of forming part of a militant Islamist group planning to blow up high-profile buildings in Madrid including Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium. The "Martyrs for Morocco" plot to blow up the High Court with a truck bomb was discovered late last year and several arrests followed, but some of the suspects were already in jail...
  • Soldier Hanged in Effigy Prompts "Support the Troop" Candlelight Vigil - THE PICTURES

    02/18/2005 9:51:12 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 139 replies · 12,185+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 02/18/2005 | Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward
    "Support Our Troops" Candlelight Vigil This week Move America Forward conducted a "Support the Troops" candlelight vigil across from the home of Steve & Virginia Pearcy.The Pearcy's you will recall hanged a U.S. soldier in effigy - from a noose with an American flag balled up in the soldier's helmet - above the Iraqi flag of Saddam Hussein as part of their anti-war protest. In the adjacent window they hanged the Palestinian flag.Despite pouring rain for most of the three hour vigil, several hundred people from northern California turned out to show that Free Speech works both ways - the...
  • Bomb plot figure dies in prison (Al Joseph DeGuzman, Ex-DeAnza College Student found hanged)

    08/07/2004 5:28:36 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 29 replies · 1,157+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7 August 2004 | Patrick May
    Bomb plot figure dies in prison EX-DE ANZA COLLEGE STUDENT FOUND HANGED IN CELL, AN APPARENT SUICIDE By Patrick May Mercury News Former De Anza College student Al Joseph DeGuzman, serving an 80-year sentence for trying to hatch a Columbine-style assault on the Cupertino community college campus, has hanged himself, prison officials said Friday. DeGuzman, 22, was discovered hanged by a sheet in his Folsom State Prison cell at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, said prison spokesman Lt. Robert Trujillo. An attempt to resuscitate the inmate was unsuccessful. Prison officials sounded an alarm and called an ambulance. Emergency medical personnel pronounced DeGuzman...
  • Saddam 'very likely' to be hanged

    07/04/2004 10:40:46 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 72 replies · 1,901+ views
    This is London ^ | July 4, 2004 | Staff
    Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is "very likely" to be hanged if convicted on charges of war crimes and genocide, Britain's former special envoy to Iraq said. Sir Jeremy Greenstock said the Iraqi authorities would reinstate capital punishment as the ultimate sanction in their criminal code. The punishment was suspended during the coalition's rule of the country. Saddam faced a range of charges including the gassing of Iraqi Kurds and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait when he made a preliminary appearance before a court in Baghdad last week. Interviewed on BBC 1's Breakfast with Frost, Sir Jeremy said: "If he...
  • Woman found hanged near bike path (Petaluma)

    10/13/2003 1:02:29 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 32 replies · 344+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/13/03 | Bay City News Report
    <p>The Sonoma County Coroner's Office is trying to determine through fingerprints the identity of a woman found dead near a bike path in Petaluma on Sunday morning.</p> <p>Coroner's Sgt. Will Wallman said the woman appears to have hanged herself from a small tree. She was found in a sitting position at 9:42 a.m. in bushes in a field area next to the bike path in the 1900 block of Matzen Ranch Circle.</p>
  • As Hussein Faded, Prisoners Were Executed

    04/28/2003 2:29:50 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 228+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/27/03 | IAN FISHER
    BU GHRAIB, Iraq, April 27 — They were killed perhaps three weeks ago, blindfolded, their hands bound behind their backs, then shot by a government that was itself about to die. Even as American troops neared the huge prison here, Iraq continued to execute suspected spies.In the last two days, relatives looking for loved ones have unearthed 14 bodies, not inside a cemetery, but in a pit just outside Block 5, which was reserved for foreigners. Neighbors said they had found 10 more corpses on the prison grounds — like the others, all in civilian clothes and apparently killed...
  • Saddam's secret graveyard for 1000 opponents

    04/21/2003 4:43:31 PM PDT · by knak · 3 replies · 233+ views
    the herald ^ | 4/21/03
    A SECRET graveyard containing the remains of nearly 1000 political opponents of Saddam Hussein was reported discovered yesterday. The al Qarah cemetery, about 18 miles from the centre of Baghdad, had unnamed graves containing political prisoners, the cemetery's manager and a gravedigger told a news agency. Mohymeed Aswad, the manager, said the bodies arrived more than a dozen at a time, all political prisoners from the Abu Ghraib prison a mile away. Relatives of those who disappeared under Saddam's regime have already started arriving at the cemetery, searching for their lost ones. According to French news agency, AFP, the "secret"...
  • Sahaf, the Iraqi Information Minister, committed suidide using hanging (Translation)

    04/16/2003 7:07:35 AM PDT · by yonif · 82 replies · 263+ views
    Maariv ^ | 4/16/2003 | Jackie Hogi
    Translation by me from Hebrew to English: The Iraqi Information Minister, Saeed al-Sahaf, put an end to his life - according to a report yesterday in the Iranian newspaper "Al-Ofak". The newspaper, that comes out in the United States in the Arabic language, based its claim on Iraqi civilians who ran away from Baghdad towards the border with Iran. To their words, Sahaf hung himself last Wed., a few hours before Baghdad was conquered by US marines. This report has no official confirmation. Sahaf, a 63 year old, turned during the war to a media star for his appearances and...
  • "Baghdad Bob" reportedly committed suicide

    04/16/2003 11:02:06 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 73 replies · 322+ views
    Rush Limbaugh broadcast ^ | 4-16-03 | Rush
    Rush has announced reports from some Iranian newspapers that "Baghdad Bob", the Iraqi PR flak, hung himself after the invasion of Baghdad by coalition troops.
  • "Comical Ali", Information chief 'hanged himself'

    04/15/2003 9:03:11 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 90 replies · 204+ views
    telegraph ^ | 0401503
    Information chief 'hanged himself' Mohammed Said al-Sahaf, Iraq's former information minister, has committed suicide, said reports yesterday. Two Iranian newspapers said al-Sahaf, famous worldwide for his performances on live television in the last days of Saddam's regime, hanged himself last Wednesday, hours before US forces captured Baghdad. The reports were based on accounts from Iraqi refugees.
  • Iraqi refugees: Al-Sahaf committed suicide

    04/15/2003 11:56:38 AM PDT · by conservababeJen · 185 replies · 530+ views ^ | April 15, 2003 |
    Iraqi refugees: Al-Sahaf committed suicide 15-04-2003, 11:46 Iraqi refugees who have taken shelter at Iraq's borders near the Iranian town of Dehloran over the week have claimed that Information Minister Saeed al-Sahaf had committed suicide, the Iranian newspaper, Mardomsalari reported Tuesday. A similar report was published in Iran's Arabic newspaper, Al Wifaq. According to these reports, al-Sahaf hanged himself a few hours before Baghdad fell to US forces on April 9th. The refugees gave no source to confirm their claim. In his press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, said the US government believed former Iraqi leaders,...

    03/31/2003 5:53:15 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo Message Board | 31 March 2003
    The following was posted on a Yahoo Finance Message Board: I received this from a friend: To nobody's surprise there were protesters today in DC. They attempted to disrupt the metro system and block the Key Bridge, a leading artery into DC from Northern Virginia. I got hosed twice because I come in from Northern Virginia on the metro and it is raining hard which makes traffic worse any way. My commute was long and arduous and only caused further resentment for protesters (but that isn't the point of this thread). Anyway, I'll get to the point. I got off...
  • US Marines enter Shatrah in search of fallen comrade [Marine's Body Hanged In Town Square]

    03/31/2003 10:35:16 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 300+ views
    Agence France-Presse | March 31, 2003
    SOUTHERN IRAQ (AFP) - US Marines moved into the southern Iraqi town of Shatrah on Monday to recover the body of a dead comrade which had been hanged in the town square, officers said. Hundreds of troops were dispatched on the operation after intelligence reports indicated the body of a dead American, who was killed in a firefight last week, had been paraded through the streets and hanged in public. "We would like to retrieve the body of the marine but it is not our sole purpose," said Lieutenant-Colonel Pete Owen, of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Military sources...
  • Why Has the South of Iraq Not Risen Against Saddam in Support of US?

    03/30/2003 7:51:50 PM PST · by gaucho · 9 replies · 139+ views
    Al-Hayah in Arabic ^ | 03/29/2003 | Translated 03/30/2003 | Hazim Saghiyah
    Why didn't southern Iraq rise against Saddam in support of the Americans? This question that is preoccupying the world can be answered in two different ways. First, the people of the south are nationalists and they hate foreigners when they come as occupiers and invaders. The people of southern Iraq entered history with the "revolution of the 20th" against the British and they are proud of their race, blood, and kinship. They have embraced several radical parties opposed to imperialism. They have been secular communists and members of the religious Al-Da'wah party. The prevailing political currents in the region have...

    03/30/2003 1:05:45 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 151+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/30/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>March 30, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - An Iraqi woman who was seen waving a white flag at coalition forces was found hanging from a light post the next morning, President Bush said yesterday, vowing that "war criminals will be hunted relentlessly and judged severely."</p>
  • Mile High Club You Do Not Want To Be A Member Of (My title)

    01/06/2003 9:03:18 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 27 replies · 235+ views
    This Is London . Com ^ | Jan 6, 2003 | Richard Allen
    Passenger hangs himself on Heathrow flight A passenger hanged himself in a club-class lavatory on a transatlantic flight after enjoying a final meal with champagne. Fellow travellers watched in horror as a doctor flying on the Heathrow to Los Angeles British Airways jumbo jet tried to save the man. The middle-aged passenger, believed to be Swiss, killed himself after tying his belt around a handle designed for the disabled. Cabin crew forced their way into the lavatory after the door had been locked for up to half an hour and there was no answer to their knocking.
  • Thousands Watch As Gang Rapists Are Hanged

    09/29/2002 4:54:29 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 2,339+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-29-2002 | Stefan Smith
    Thousands watch as gang rapists are hanged September 29 2002 at 11:06AM By Stefan Smith Tehran - Residents of the Iranian capital were given a public display of revolutionary justice Sunday, with five convicted gang rapists executed by hanging at dawn. The gang, dubbed the "black vultures" by police who tracked their spate of brutal rapes, were strung up from cranes before thousands of people, including the mother of at least one of them, at two different sites in Tehran. With authorities keen to make an example of the gang, the local and foreign press were given full access to...