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  • 1991 Homicidal Handyman Case: My Jury Tampering Questions Linger

    05/24/2018 7:15:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/18 | Katy Grimes
    Morris Solomon is now going through a Habeas Corpus review of his 1992 trial I received a jury summons in the mail last week. Whenever this happens, I stare at it for a few days or weeks, and then try to dream up an exotic excuse why I cannot possibly serve. I’m not trying to get out of my civic duty; I paid my civic debt years ago on a death penalty jury—and I was a casualty of jury tampering. In 1991, I was assigned as a juror to the death penalty trial of serial killer Morris Solomon Jr. Known...
  • Motorist sentenced to prison for killing Barnesville road worker

    05/16/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    This Week Community News ^ | May 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORT / GateHouse Ohio Media
    COLUMBUS — A motorist accused of striking and killing a road construction worker from Barnesville while driving on Interstate 70 in Franklin County last year was sentenced to five years in prison after entering an Alford plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Edward Torres, 31, of South Solon, was sentenced to five years on the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and 180 days on the OVI charge with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of five years in prison. Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Schneider also suspended Torres’ driver’s...
  • Police arrest suspect in killing of Chinese restaurant owner in Durham

    04/27/2018 10:59:39 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | April 27, 2018 03:29 PM | Virginia Bridges
    Durham The Durham Police Department arrested a 28-year-old man Friday in the fatal shooting of Durham restaurant owner Hong Zheng. Police charged Maurice Owen Wiley Jr. in the 600 block of East Ellerbee Street on Friday morning. He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree-burglary, and six counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle/residence. In addition, Wiley was charged with five offenses from a domestic-violence case in Durham last year and assault by strangulation in connection with a domestic-violence case in Wake County. He was also charged with two...
  • Golden State Killer Suspect Arrested, According to Author [CA]

    04/25/2018 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Kay · 40 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-25-18 | Olivia Messer
    East Area Rapist arrested — Joseph James DeAngelo. 12 homicides and 45 rapes.
  • Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan

    04/21/2018 12:19:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders have an extremely low murder rate. Japan has a very low murder rate. Japan is also a very law-abiding culture. The United States, as a whole, has a much higher murder rate than Japan. Within the United States, there is a law abiding culture that has a murder rate as low as Japan's. That culture consists of gun owners who carry guns legally.The FBI generally includes legally defined murder, which may be in the first or second degree, and non-negligent manslaughter, in the definition of murder for their statistics. A more precise definition might...
  • Knowing their Attacker makes Armed Victim Defense Claims Simpler

    04/07/2018 9:51:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It is undeniable that a significant percentage of killers are known to their victims. This often makes self-defense claims easier to understand. Previous death threats, a violent criminal history, and/or a current restraining order does much to show that an armed victim was justified in shooting and/or killing a person they knew who was attacking them.One of the most misleading statistics in the debates about self-defense is that “most victims know their killers”.  Everyone knows hundreds or thousands of people in the area where they live. They know the creepy neighbor, the homeless guy who accosts people at the supermarket...
  • Police: Random box cutter attack in Waikiki leaves woman injured

    03/22/2018 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly grabbing a woman at random in Waikiki on Wednesday and hold a box cutter to her neck. The attack happened about 1:30 p.m. as the woman sat at a table outside the Longs Drugs on Kalakaua Avenue, police said. Police have arrested 49-year-old Andrew Davis in connection with the crime. Witnesses told police Davis was yelling randomly at people before he allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman sitting in front of Longs. The suspect then allegedly put the woman in a chokehold and held a box cutter to her...
  • Austin serial bombing suspect killed in dramatic confrontation; ID'd as 24-year-old man

    03/21/2018 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 187 replies
    Fox ^ | March 21, 2018 | Bradford Betz, Elizabeth Zwirz
    The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman. The man, whose name was not released, died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation....
  • Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

    01/16/2018 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Two Navy commanders will face negligent homicide charges related to the deadly crashes of two ships off Asia last year, the Navy announced Tuesday. The decision to file charges against service members of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain were decided by Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was given the authority and examined the evidence of what caused the collisions, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Greg Hicks. Former Cmdr. Bryce Benson of the USS Fitzgerald and former Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez of the USS John S. McCain are among those charged...
  • Arkansas: Justified Homicides Not Counted in Little Rock

    01/13/2018 11:36:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who want a disarmed population make much of the few hundred homicides officially designated as such by the FBI.In the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), about 300 homicides are reported as justified by private (non-police) actors in the United States each year. There has been considerable research to show the FBI number only catches about 20 percent of actual justified homicides.A report out of Little Rock Arkansas illustrates part of the problem. The Little Rock Police Department has not been reporting justifiable homicides separately. They have included them with murders and non-negligent homicides.  They recently made the decision to...
  • There's No Such Thing as an "American" Homicide Rate

    11/10/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    von Mises Institute ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ryan McMaken
    We often hear about homicides are rampant in "America" — presumably caused by high levels of private gun ownership — but any serious look at the numbers forces us to refine our question and instead ask why some parts of the US have some of the lowest homicide rates on earth, while the situation in other areas is considerably different. What Libresco did conclude, was that a host of societal issues are driving much of what we hear about in terms of so-called gun violence. Mental illness, suicide, gang violence, and domestic violence are all important factors that drive gun...
  • Chicago close to recording 600th homicide for only second time since 2003

    11/07/2017 7:37:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 6, 2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Chicago is close to recording its 600th homicide for the year, only the second time the city will have reached the grim milestone since 2003, according to data kept by the Tribune. After a weekend when 30 were people shot, five of them fatally, the number of homicides stands at 593 this year, according to the Tribune's database. That's below the 681 homicides this time last year but substantially above other recent years. Last year saw gun violence at levels not recorded since the late 1990s. This year has not been as bad, but the last time the city hit...
  • Tollway worker killed in hit-and-run crash along the Tri-State

    09/26/2017 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | September 18, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois State Police are looking for the driver of a semitrailer that struck and killed an Illinois tollway maintenance worker Monday afternoon. The 48-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was picking up debris on the right shoulder of the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) close to 127th Street in Alsip. As he headed back to his vehicle just before 12:30 p.m., the semitrailer driver hit the worker and sideswiped his vehicle, an Illinois State Police spokesman said. The driver did not stop. The tollway "extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends," officials said. This is the first...
  • Violent crime in U.S. up for second year in row

    09/25/2017 9:37:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Sep. 24, 2017 | Timothy Williams
    Violent crime, including homicides, rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, driven by increases in a few urban centers including Baltimore, Chicago and Las Vegas, according to FBI data released Monday. Violent crimes increased nationally this past year by 4.1 percent and homicides rose by 8.6 percent, one year after violence increased by 3.9 percent and homicides jumped by 10.8 percent. A total of 17,250 people were killed in 2016, the FBI said. While crime overall and violent crime remain well below their levels of the 1980s and 1990s, last year was the first time violent crime increased in...
  • Murder rate soars by 8.6% in 2016 over 2015 (FBI Uniform Crime Report)

    09/25/2017 3:20:18 AM PDT · by seacapn · 5 replies
    US Federal Bureau of Investigation ^ | September 25, 2017 | US Federal Bureau of Investigation
    In 2016, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 17,250. This was an 8.6 percent increase from the 2015 estimate, a 16.1 percent increase from the 2012 figure, and a 0.7 percent rise from the number in 2007. (See Tables 1 and 1A.) There were 5.3 murders per 100,000 people in 2016. The murder rate in 2016 was up from the rates in 2015 (7.9 percent) and 2012 (12.8 percent).
  • International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

    09/23/2017 12:23:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The data for the graphic above was taken from the Guardian, a leftwing publication in England. Firearm ownership rates are from the Small Arms Survey in 2007, so it is a bit dated. The per capita ownership in the United States has gone up considerably since then.It is now about 120 firearms per 100 people. U.S. citizens purchased 94 million firearms during the Obama presidency. They have likely purchased another 6 million in the first 8 months of 2017.The firearms homicide rate fell from 4.19 in 2007 to 3.45 in 2014, but bumped up to 4.13 in 2015. (numbers from...
  • Disparity in Justifiable Homicides Does not Signify Institutional Racism

    08/30/2017 1:21:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A white man killed Robinson and wounded Kennedy after they kidnapped him, robbed him, and threatened to rape and kill his wife. The Marshal project claims to be non-partisan. It admits that it is not neutral. In a recent report, it shows that more justifiable homicides are committed by whites against black attackers than the national average. The report implies that this is because of institutionalized racism. Three things stand out from the report. It is obsessed with racial disparities, with the strong implication that they are caused by institutionalized racism, particularly white racism. It ignores previous research showing...
  • Washington man pleads guilty to manslaughter from stray bullet

    07/14/2017 2:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Tobin Panton entered a guilty plea to a manslaughter charge this week after he fatally shot a sleeping neighbor while firing at a fleeing car thief. (Photo: Q13 FOX News) A man who fired his Glock at a car thief leaving his driveway with his vehicle pled guilty this week to the death of a neighbor struck by one of his bullets. Tobin Panton, 40, of Bonney Lake in the Tacoma area entered a guilty plea on Monday to one count of manslaughter in the first degree for the death of Linda Green, 61. The incident, which occurred last November,...
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (homicides in 2016; compare to MLB runs scored)

    01/02/2017 1:10:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    The linked website has detailed stats. 2016 Stats Preliminary 2016 Totals Shot & Killed: 713 Shot & Wounded: 3665 Total Shot: 4378 Total Homicides: 795 Gun control laws do not seem to be working too well in Chicago. Now compare the 795 homicides in Chicago to runs scored by teams in the 2016 baseball season. Thugs in the city of Chicago had an impressive year. Only three teams scored more runs than Chicago's homicides -- Red Sox, Rockies, and Cubs. At least you have to give credit to the Cubbies for being one of the three.
  • IL: Surprise! Criminals fear Death more than Arrest in Chicago

    12/15/2016 5:54:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from In Chicago, the rule of law has broken down. There have been 749 homicides  homicides so far this year, according to the web site Those are all withing the city limits of Chicago. Chicago's population is 2.7 million. Given that we have over three weeks to go to the end of the year, the annual homicide rate for Chicago will be over 28 per 100,000.  That falls into the rates typical for places where the rule of law has failed. Places like South Africa (32), Brazil (25), the American Virgin Islands (33), Puerto Rico (24),...