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  • Hartford Double Homicide Suspect Captured After Wild Police Chase (Ferality Alert)

    01/02/2011 5:20:05 AM PST · by raybbr · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-2-2011 | DAVID OWENS
    HARTFORD — A suspect in a double homicide Saturday morning led about a dozen Hartford and state police vehicles on a wild chase late in the afternoon that raced over I-84 into East Hartford, doubled back through the city and ended when the suspect's car engine apparently blew out in West Hartford. Hartford police Saturday night identified the suspect as Jose Medina, 20, of West Hartford. Medina sped into the parking lot of the Prospect Shopping Plaza just off the Prospect/Oakwood exit of I-84, jumped out of the car and ran into the Rainbow clothing store, police said. Pursuing officers...
  • Town that Disney built has 1st killing since start (first homicide in 14 years!)

    12/02/2010 12:01:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | December 2, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    CELEBRATION, Fla. – Celebration, Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community, has never reported a homicide in its 14-year existence — until this week. Residents of the town five miles south of Walt Disney World woke up Tuesday to the sight of yellow crime-scene tape wrapped around a condo near the Christmas-decorated downtown, where Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage. A 58-year-old neighbor who lived alone with his Chihuahua had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said. The community's famous friendliness is what brought investigators to Matteo Giovanditto's body: Neighbors hadn't seen him...
  • Child dies after Tysons plunge

    11/30/2010 4:56:52 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-30 | Debbi Wilgoren & Martin Weil
    A Fairfax woman has been arrested and charged with throwing a toddler over the railing of a fourth-floor outdoor walkway at Tysons Corner Center Monday night, police said.
  • OH woman sentenced in skimpy Easter outfit killing

    11/10/2010 8:55:01 AM PST · by tlb · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/10/2010 | staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio woman who police say shot a relative to death amid a dispute over a skimpy Easter outfit has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Forty-two-year-old Evelyn Burgess pleaded guilty in Columbus Tuesday to murder in the April 4 death of 19-year-old Danielle Pickens, a cousin. Pickens wore jeans shorts to Burgess' home for Easter dinner. Prosecutors say Burgess became upset thinking the shorts were too short and that her husband was looking at them.
  • 5 Infants Dead. Reading Pa Woman to Be Charged with Homicide

    10/25/2010 8:38:20 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Oct. 25th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Michele Kalina will be charged today with 5 counts of homicide. The Berks County District Attorney will hold a news conference this afternoon. Updates to follow.
  • ...Haiti Kidnapping Update

    10/20/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Haiti Kidnapping Update CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Haiti 19 Oct 2010 The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that with 2 recent kidnappings over the last week, the incidence of kidnappings of American citizens in Haiti has reached a total of 9 cases so far in calendar year 2010. The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S. citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2007, there were 29 reported...
  • Killer Sailor may get Vet Benefits

    10/15/2010 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 5 replies ^ | October 4, 2010 | Staff
    Twenty months ago, Navy Sailor Darren Mackie, 22, killed his ex-girlfriend, Navy Sailor Caitlin Elizabeth Trask, 20, with a single bullet to the back of the head. Her parents are still waiting for the Navy to dishonorably discharge him.
  • Seven bodies found across Tijuana in possible drug-gang violence

    10/12/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2010 | Morgan Lee
    Mexican authorities have found the bodies of seven young men killed in three separate attacks across Tijuana -- a spate of violence that runs counter to what officials have described as an improving security situation. The bodies, two of them decapitated and strung from a highway overpass, were discovered within an eight-hour period between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, according to the Baja California state prosecutor’s office. Law-enforcement officials in Tijuana and Baja California and Mexico’s federal military have made some visible progress working together against drug-related violence afflicting several regions of the country. Brazen shootouts and gruesome killings...
  • Juarez Officer Shot, Killed Near US-Mexico Border(2 others wounded)

    10/07/2010 5:25:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KFOX ^ | October 7, 2010
    Two Others Hospitalized MEXICO -- Authorities investigated a crime scene along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday morning after shots were fired on the embankment on Mexico's side, near Paisano by Asarco. According to our partners at the El Paso Times, a Juarez traffic officer was ambushed and killed by an unknown shooter near the U.S. border. Roxana Monroyl, 33, was shot about 10:30 a.m., said Juarez city spokesman Jaime Torres. After she was shot, she called for help. Two other traffic officers arrived at the scene to assist her and were also shot, he said. Those officers were taken to a...
  • Illegal immigrant charged in West Manheim Township double fatal crash

    09/16/2010 2:18:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 16 September AD 2010 | Ted Czech
    Police say that just prior to Sunday's fatal crash in West Manheim Township, the driver of an SUV tried to pull his girlfriend out of another vehicle as they were side-by-side on the Baltimore Pike. West Manheim Police charged the driver, 18-year-old Francisco Javier Santos -- who they said is an illegal immigrant -- with homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with the deaths of two of his passengers. Rafael Garcia, 22, and German Lopez, 24, died in the crash. Both men were believed to be migrant workers in Adams County, according to the York County Coroner's office. Santos...
  • Tempe man beaten to death after granddaughter’s wedding

    09/09/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies ^ | 9/8/2010 | Rudabeh Shahbazi
    TEMPE, AZ - An 81-year-old Tempe man was beaten to death by teenagers while attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Virginia, in an apparently random attack. George Baker’s son Gregg Baker, whose daughter was getting married, remembers his father’s last day. “[He was] hugging his granddaughter at her wedding reception, telling her how beautiful she looked, telling her how much he loved her.” “We are strong, but it still makes me sick,” said Leslie Gahagan, the bride. “How could you do that to an old man?” Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old have been charged with murder. Prosecutors say they will decide...
  • Official: 72 found dead in Mexico may be migrants

    08/25/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2010 | MARK STEVENSON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A survivor has told police that 72 people found dead at a ranch near the Mexican border with Texas were migrants kidnapped by an armed group, a federal official said Wednesday. The bodies of 58 men and 14 women were discovered Tuesday when Marines manning a checkpoint on a highway in the northern state of Tamaulipas were approached by a wounded man who said he had been attacked by gang gunmen at a nearby ranch.
  • Prosecutor to Seek Execution of Man Accused in Seattle Cop's Slaying

    09/02/2010 11:25:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Last updated September 2, 2010, 10:42 | By LEVI PULKKINEN Thursday, September 2, 2010 Last updated 10:42 a.m. PT "Prosecutor to seek execution of man accused in Seattle cop's slaying" By LEVI PULKKINEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF SNIPPET: "Monfort, 41, stands accused of ambushing Brenton and his partner, Officer Britt Sweeney, in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood as part of what Satterberg previously described as a "one-man war against police." In addition to the deadly Oct. 31 shooting, Monfort is accused of rigging several bombs at a City of Seattle garage in an attempt to kill police and firefighters."
  • 72 bodies discovered in mass grave in Mexico’s drug-plaged north

    08/24/2010 11:00:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    BNO NEWS ^ | Aug. 25, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – The bodies of at least 72 people were found in a mass grave near San Fernando, a town located in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, officials said. The alleged dumping ground for victims of the country's drug war was discovered after a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a military checkpoint asking for medical help, the Mexican Navy said in a statement. Army forces supported by air units went to the area where the man was attacked, sighting suspected drug hitmen who opened fire on the Marines. According to the Navy, in the clashes one soldier...
  • 19 bodies found in Mexico mine shaft

    08/24/2010 2:40:50 AM PDT · by markomalley
    UPI ^ | 8/23/2010
    HIDALGO, Mexico, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- At least 19 decaying bodies were found in abandoned mine shafts near Hidalgo, Mexico, police said Monday. Police had made several arrests in connection with the slayings, which may have taken place a year ago or longer, Metro Mexico City reported. Those killed were believed to have been victims of the Los Zetas gang, the newspaper said. Another newspaper, El Sol de Mexico, reported seven bodies had been recovered from two mine shafts in Pachuca and Mineral del Chico. While the bodies were in an advanced state of decomposition, it appeared the victims had...
  • Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge

    08/22/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies · 1+ views
    The bodies of the four young men were discovered early on Sunday, hung upside down by their feet from a bridge near a wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes. The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to a statement from the attorney general's office in Morelos state, which includes Cuernavaca. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said. "This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring...
  • Mexico: Hunting party of 8 killed in Oaxaca state

    08/16/2010 12:58:32 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2010 | IXTLI MARTINEZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Unidentified gunmen shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexican authorities reported Monday after a weekend in which at least 19 people were slain nationwide. The victims were apparently on a hunting trip in rural Oaxaca near the Gulf coast when they were attacked. The state prosecutors' office said they were shot in the head and found Sunday, and one was 15 years old. The motive is under investigation, but the region has been wracked by drug violence, land disputes and other feuds.
  • ICE Removes Man After Investigating A Terroristic Threat on Metro in January

    08/07/2010 4:31:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1+ views - News Release ^ | August 6, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 06, 2010 ICE removes man after investigating a terroristic threat on Metro in January Convicted murder who escaped from jail abroad returned to Panamanian law enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Panama man convicted of murder in his native country was returned Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Juan Alberto Barrera-Candelaria, 36, illegally entered the United States in 2008 after he escaped from a Panama detention center where he was being held to serve a more than 13 year sentence for murder. In January 2010, ICE special agents assigned to the FBI's...
  • Mexico: 28,000 Killed in Drug Violence since 2006

    08/03/2010 11:53:54 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2010 | Unknown
    MEXICO CITY – President Felipe Calderon said he would consider a debate on legalizing drugs Tuesday as his government announced that more than 28,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he launched a crackdown against cartels in 2006.
  • Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Nun In Accident Was Released By Feds

    08/02/2010 3:53:04 PM PDT · by khnyny · 50 replies · 18+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    The man suspected of drunken driving and killing a Catholic nun in Prince William County this weekend is an illegal immigrant who was awaiting deportation and who federal immigration authorities had released pending further proceedings, police said Monday. The man, Carlos Montano, a county resident, had been arrested by police twice before on drunk-driving charges, and on at least one of those occasions county police reported him to federal authorities. "We have determined that he is in the country illegally. He has been arrested by Prince William County Police in the past," said Officer Jonathan Perok, a police spokesman, who...
  • Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from "banned" jihadist g

    07/31/2010 2:21:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 3+ views
    "Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from "banned" jihadist groups" SNIPPET: "SUKKUR, Pakistan, July 29 (CDN) -- A dozen masked men shot five Christians to death as they came out of their church building here on July 15, two months after a banned Islamic extremist group sent church leaders a threatening letter, relatives said. Pastor Aaron John and church members Rohail Bhatti, Salman John, Abid Gill and Shamin Mall of Full Gospel Church were leaving the church building after meeting to discuss security in light of the threats they had received..."
  • Man Arrested In Michigan Charged In NC Homicide (Illegal? tracked cheating wife to lover w/GPS)

    07/28/2010 3:43:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 3+ views
    WXII ^ | 7/24/10
    Man Arrested In Mich. Charged In NC HomicideContreras Suspected Of Shooting Alamance County Man In Chest UPDATED: 2:06 pm EDT July 24, 2010 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A man was arrested in Michigan this week and charged with first-degree murder in connection with an Alamance County homicide. Michigan state police, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force out of Grand Rapids, and detectives from Alamance County Sheriff's Office arrested Raul Zuniga Conteras, 34, Saturday morning. Contreras was charged in connection with a homicide that happened on Monday. Police said David Wayne Smith was shot in the chest on...
  • Truth About Obama Gay Murder Scandal

    07/16/2010 8:23:32 PM PDT · by thecodont · 131 replies · 3+ views
    Globe Magazine / ^ | July 26, 2010 | Alexander Hitchen and Lynette Holloway
    President Barack Obama is tangled in the mystery surrounding the murder of the gay choir director of his controversial Chicago church - and the slain man's mother is demanding answers NOW!
  • 6 months, 217 deaths: Chicago Homicide Data

    07/07/2010 2:46:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Red Eye ^ | July 7, 2010 | Tracy Swartz
    CeaseFire's West Humboldt Park office used to hang a sign showing the number of days since the neighborhood's most recent shooting--fatal or otherwise. But recently, as the shootings increased in frequency, workers for the anti-violence initiative stopped hanging the sign because they didn't want it to add to the neighborhood's bad luck, outreach worker Derrick House said. From January through June, the Humboldt Park community area saw 17 homicides, all gunshot deaths, the most of any of Chicago's 77 community areas, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Citywide, 217 homicides were recorded for the first half of 2010,...
  • Arnold: No Parole For Manson Follower

    06/28/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | DON THOMPSON
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected a recommendation to parole a member of Charles Manson's cult who was convicted of taking part in killings more than four decades ago. Bruce Davis is serving life sentences for two 1969 slayings, although he was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. The governor in a letter made public on Monday reversed a January decision by the state parole board, saying the murders were "especially heinous." "I believe his release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society at this time,"...
  • Four Slain in Northampton Home (Pennsylvania)

    06/28/2010 11:37:26 AM PDT · by Palladin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    THE MORNING CALL ^ | June 26, 2010 | Devon Lash
    Hearing cries in the home next door, a Northampton man instinctively ran to help. It was the natural thing to do in a borough where violence is rare and people know their neighbors. But the Good Samaritan got just past the front door at 1917 Lincoln Ave. when he was stabbed to death. Three others also were found slain in the home Saturday. A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody. Police have not released the names of the victims. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said all were adults. The bodies of two men and a woman,...
  • Rapper threatens Baton Rouge DA in threat-laden song

    06/20/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 4 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | June 18, 2010 | Kimberly Vetter
    Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch — charged Thursday in the 2009 killing of a Baton Rouge man — called himself the John Gotti of the south side in a song titled “187,” police code in California for homicide. In other songs, the Baton Rouge rapper threatens East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III and brags about Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding, the 17-year-old recently charged in six murders, including the February 2009 shooting death of rival rapper Chris “Nussie” Jackson. “Hillar Moore, your racist ass is going to hell … Probably be dead when I come out of jail,” Hatch,...
  • Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to Death (terrorist Muhammad)

    06/17/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 757+ views
    Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to DeathReported by: Associated Press Last Update: 6/10 5:29 pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says a man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center now faces charges stemming from an alleged attack on another inmate at the Pulaski County Jail. Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said Thursday that battery and weapons charges were filed earlier this month against Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL hah-KEEM) Muhammad, accusing him of assaulting an inmate with a weapon fashioned out of eyeglasses. Muhammad was charged in April with a similar attack on a...
  • Ex-con deported 2 times arrested in Phoenix

    06/12/2010 9:16:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 531+ views
    ap ^ | June 12, 2010
    Authorities say a man who's served prison time for murder and been deported at least twice to his native Mexico has been arrested in Phoenix and is facing more charges. In 1988, authorities say Padilla-Ortega committed a homicide in California and subsequently fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. They say he was arrested in Mexico, found guilty of homicide committed in a foreign country and sentenced to six years in a Mexican prison.
  • Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

    The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide. Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday. Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation. The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas. It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary. The church...
  • Mauritania Hunts Killers Of Four French Tourists

    12/25/2007 11:56:17 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies · 281+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 25, 2007
    NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanian police detained several suspects and scoured the south of the Saharan country on Tuesday in a hunt for three gunmen who killed four picnicking French tourists in a Christmas Eve attack, officials said. Authorities initially said robbery appeared to be the motive behind Monday's shooting at Aleg, 250 km (160 miles) southeast of the capital Nouakchott, in which turbanned gunmen armed with automatic rifles killed three members of a family and a friend. A fifth member of the French group was injured and survived, Police had not ruled out the possibility the attack was the work...
  • MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 321+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison ALEXANDRIA, VA—Carlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District...
  • Lay aside opinion and wait for the trial

    05/19/2010 6:27:00 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 211+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/19/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Is the charge of reckless homicide the appropriate charge against Cory Pinkerton? It is not that he thought out the violent act he committed, so that rules out a murder charge. That brings us to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter versus reckless homicide.
  • The Ever War: Federal Chaos Plague Destroys Working Class

    05/09/2010 8:31:39 PM PDT · by wizkid · 11 replies · 472+ views
    JohnQuincy Blog ^ | 0509/2010 | JohnQuincy
    Imagine if a plague was intentionally set loose in your neighborhood: A plague of social disintegration leading to the widespread rape of women, sack of property and a skyrocketing homicide rate. During the 1990's, this is exactly what happened. As part of a grand experiment, the working class were injected with a dose of poverty and chaos ensued: Neighborhoods were ruined, lives were destroyed and families were ripped apart. This experiment continues to this day
  • Bombs target buses of Christian students in Iraq

    05/03/2010 1:45:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 661+ views
    (AP) via LAS VEGAS ^ | May 2, 2010, 3:27 am | "Associated Press writer Yahya Barzanji in Sulaimaniyah contributed to this report."
    Bombs target buses of Christian students in Iraq The Associated Press Sunday, May 2, 2010 | 3:27 a.m. SNIPPET: "Two bombs exploded minutes apart Sunday near buses carrying Christian students in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least one bystander and injuring around 100 others, a security official said." SNIPPET: ""Today was terrible and I will not forget it for the rest of my life," said Wisam Jarji, a student who was wounded in the blast. "Following the explosion, the situation in the bus was chaotic and I could see blood stains and hear screams all over the...
  • North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder...

    04/29/2010 5:39:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder; First MS-13 Member Sentenced to Death Defendant Shot and Killed Two Brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C. WASHINGTON—A 12-person federal jury in Charlotte, N.C., today voted unanimously to impose the death penalty against Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana, aka “Wizard,” 25. Umana was convicted by the same jury on April 19, 2010, for the murders of Ruben Garcia Salinas and his brother, Manuel Garcia Salinas, on Dec. 8, 2007, in Guilford County, N.C. The jury also found that Umana was...
  • ...Concepcion (Paraguay) Security Incidents

    04/27/2010 12:15:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 257+ views
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Concepcion (Paraguay) Security Incidents CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Paraguay 23 Apr 2010 U.S. Embassy Asuncion released the following Warden Message on April 23: This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Paraguay to recent security incidents in the Department of Concepcion. On April 21, 2010, four people were murdered in rural Concepcion. The Government of Paraguay suspects the involvement of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP), a nascent insurgent group responsible for a number of high profile kidnappings, bombings and other...
  • VIDEO: Mexican Security Chief Ambushed In Michoacan; Seven Cops Assassinated In Ciudad Juarez

    04/24/2010 5:23:46 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/24/10 | Friends of Ours
    Public Safety Secretary Minerva Bautista, the top security official in Mexico's western state of Michoacan where the cult-like drug cartel La Familia has been engaged in an insurgency against the government, was wounded today in an ambush which killed four others as reported by Gustavo Ruiz for The Associated Press: She was traveling in a bullet-resistant sport utility vehicle. State Attorney General Jesus Montejano told the local Milenio television station that the attackers used assault rifles, grenades, a grenade launcher and a powerful .50-caliber sniper rifle whose rounds are capable of penetrating bullet-resistant materials. * * * The dead included...
  • SF crime is down -- as long as you aren't talking rapes or homicide (Whoo hoo!)

    04/20/2010 10:55:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 602+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 4/19/10 | Nanette Asimov
    SF crime is down -- as long as you aren't talking rapes or homicideFrom reporter Nanette Asimov April 19 2010 at 06:38 PM The bottom line at Chief George Gascon's news conference today was that crime dropped 13 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with last year. But turn off the slide projector and look at the rapes, robberies and homicides not featured on the big screen. All were higher in the first three months of 2010 than during the same time last year. Rape was up 33 percent, from 33 incidents last year to 44 this...
  • Nine Revellers Killed In Triple Bomb Blast

    04/16/2010 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 468+ views - SKY NEWS ^ | 3:47pm UK, Friday April 16, 2010 | Judy Bretschneider, Beijing producer
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Three explosions have ripped through Burma's former capital Rangoon, killing nine people and injuring dozens others. The blasts in Rangoon are the worst to have hit the city since 2005 The triple blast was reported alongside Kandawgyi Lake, where hundreds of people had gathered for the country's New Year celebrations. A fourth bomb was later found and defused, according to official sources. Witnesses said people fled and ambulances rushed to help casualties. One Red Cross official said: "I saw blood on many people. The rush to help the injured So far it is unclear who is...

    04/02/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 369+ views
    (REUTERS) via JIHAD ^ | April 2, 2010 6:09 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia. The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno... Ten policemen and soldiers were also wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as they were traveling to the scene of the shootings, police said."
  • News Alert: Pakistan Christian "Burned", Wife "Raped", For Refusing Islam

    03/22/2010 1:25:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 768+ views ^ | Saturday, March 20, 2010 (12:06 pm) | By BosNewsLife Asia Service reporting from Pakistan
    Note: Photo of burn victim in his current condition included. RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- SNIPPET: "Their three children -- ranging in age from 7 to 12-- were reportedly forced to witness the attacks against their parents. "Both [Masih] and wife were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital and are under treatment," the hospital said." SNIPPET: "Local police officials said they were "aware" of the attacks carried out by Muslim leaders and apparently at least some officers and added that an investigation was underway. No arrests were reported yet late Saturday, March 19."
  • Nigeria: New Machete Attacks Killing Christian Women and Children – Cut Out Tongues

    03/19/2010 7:54:51 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 1,031+ views
    Real Courage ^ | March 17, 2010
    Have a read at the article - trust me, the sight of mutilated tongues is bloodcurdling.
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • Militants attack offices of World Vision in Pakistan ('Militants' = Islamists; at least 6 killed, 6

    03/09/2010 10:24:21 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,257+ views
    King5 News (Seattle) ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jim Forman
    Suspected Islamist militants attacked the offices of Federal Way-based World Vision in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday killing at least 5 people. Reports say the militants first set off a bomb, then opened fire on the agency. The people killed are believed to be Pakistani earthquake relief workers.
  • Ore. faith healers get 16 months for son's death

    03/08/2010 1:30:09 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 121+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 8 | ABBY HAIGHT
    OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon couple who believe in faith healing were each sentenced to 16 months in prison on charges of criminally negligent homicide in the death of their son. Judge Steven Maurer handed down the sentences Monday to Jeff and Marci Beagley, who were convicted last month of failing to seek medical help for their 16-year-old son, Neil. He died in June 2008 of a urinary tract blockage.
  • Religion not a factor in wife beheading, judge rules

    03/05/2010 2:21:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1,189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2010
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife is due in a Buffalo courtroom for proceedings in advance of his murder trial. Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan is tentatively scheduled to stand trial later this month for the death of his wife, Aasiyah Hassan, last year. Pretrial motions are scheduled for Friday.
  • Priest and nun killed in ‘act of barbarism’ in Congo

    12/09/2009 6:51:31 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 324+ views
    cna ^ | December 9, 2009
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 9, 2009 / 12:08 am (CNA).- In what the local vicar general called acts of “barbarism,” a priest and a nun have been killed in two separate attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Father Daniel Cizimya Nakamaga, 51, was shot in the head early Sunday when gunmen broke into the presbytery of Kabare, several miles outside the eastern city of Bukavu.Two days later attackers struck a Trappist monastery just north of Bukavu, killing Sr. Denise Kahambu.A third person died when police trying to catch the killers fired upon a car containing...
  • Six Individuals with Alleged Ties to Aryan Brotherhood Arrested and Charged with Murder...

    02/01/2010 6:32:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 699+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | February 1, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Six Individuals with Alleged Ties to Aryan Brotherhood Arrested and Charged with Murder of Two People in Nacogdoches County, Texas WASHINGTON—Six alleged members or associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have been indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in the 2007 murder of two people in Nacogdoches County, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. The indictment, returned by the federal grand jury on Jan. 21, 2010, and unsealed today, charges the six...
  • Topless dancer one of two arrested in Seminole(County,FL) homicide

    01/26/2010 12:20:14 PM PST · by greatdefender · 25 replies · 1,598+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 26, 2010 | Gary Taylor
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