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  • Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

    11/10/2013 10:14:59 PM PST · by epow · 16 replies
    Pew Research Org ^ | May 24, 2013 | unknown
    Suicides by gun accounted for about six of every 10 firearm deaths in 2010 and just over half of all suicides, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the CDC began publishing data in 1981, gun suicides have outnumbered gun homicides. But as gun homicides have declined sharply in recent years, suicides have become a greater share of all firearm deaths: the 61% share in 2010 was the highest on record. That year there were 19,392 suicides by firearm compared to 11,078 homicides by gun (35% of all firearm deaths). The rest were accidents, police...
  • Grievance Industry Outlook: Blacks are 12.5% of our population, but they commit 49% of our homicides

    07/16/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2013 | Michael Geer
    Trayvon Martin was killed by a single round from George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec 9mm, fired from an intermediate distance (1-18 inches) while Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman MMA style. This incident took place on the evening of February 26, 2012. A moment in time pounced upon by the U.S. mainstream media, the nation's venomous and perpetual Grievance Industry and the current Administration. Producing an avalanche of politically correct opinion, judicial malfeasance, political arm twisting, calls for vengeance, threats, intimidation and under the table maneuverings among political players. The resulting hypocrisy is nothing less than staggering. It is eye opening to compare...
  • Man with ties to Boston bombing suspect admits role in 2011 murders; shot during FBI questioning

    05/22/2013 2:31:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/22/13 | Richard Esposito, Pete Williams and Matthew DeLuca
    Dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and another man — who was killed by the FBI on Wednesday — murdered three people in Massachusetts after a drug deal went wrong in 2011, law enforcement sources tell NBC News. Sources say that what began as a drug ripoff ended in a triple homicide when Tsarnaev and friend Ibragim Todashev realized their victims would later be able to identify them. Todashev was killed by a federal agent while giving a statement on his role on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. The man who was shot, Todashev, 27, allegedly attacked an agent with a...
  • Flint breaks homicide record in 2012 after shooting victim dies months later

    03/21/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 30 replies
    mlive ^ | 3-20-2013 | Dominic Adams
    FLINT, MI – Matthew Dewayne Williams became Flint's record-setting 67th homicide victim in 2012 when he died five months after he was shot at a Flint gas station. Williams was critically injured when he was shot Nov. 6 at a BP gas station at Clio Road and Myrtle Avenue. Williams, 24, was taken to Hurley Medical Center in a personal vehicle. Flint police released his name to the media the next day. Michigan State Police said Williams died earlier this month – becoming Flint’s record-setting 67th homicide for 2012. “This stat is affirming that the gun violence in Flint is...
  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011 (unofficial count)

    01/01/2013 2:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/01/13 | Jeremy Gorner
    **SNIP** Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a single cause for last year’s increase, statistics show the early part of 2012 suffered the biggest spike in homicides. Experts and some law enforcement sources believe the unseasonable warmth that hit Chicago during that period contributed to a homicide spike as high as 66 percent in April, and the month of March—the warmest March on record in Chicago--was especially hit hard when there were 53 homicides, up from 23 in March 2011. **SNIP** Even though Chicago has the most police officers per 100,000 people out the five major U.S. cities, many within the...
  • Suspect in Auburn, AL triple homicide surrounded in Montgomery home

    06/11/2012 6:29:44 PM PDT · by 2CAVTrooper · 71 replies
    WSFA News (NBC) - Montgomery, AL ^ | Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:00 PM CDT; Updated: Jun 11, 2012 7:59 PM CDT | JoBeth Davis
    "WSFA 12 News has a crew on the scene of a home in East Montgomery where a large amount of law enforcement has gathered."
  • 7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

    02/20/2012 8:54:46 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS 2 News) ^ | Feb 20. 2012
    7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago February 20, 2012 6:11 AM Two people were killed, and five others were wounded, in a shooting at a liquor store in South Shore. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago. One of the incidents left two people were dead, and five others injured, at a South Shore neighborhood liquor store Sunday evening.

    05/24/2010 5:58:22 PM PDT · by epow · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Since the surge in firearms purchases began in October 2008, if one believes the oft-repeated mantra that "most crime guns are rapidly diverted from retailers to the street via straw purchasers," then there should have been a surge in homicides and other violent crime. There was not. In fact, preliminary figures released by the FBI today show that all forms of violent crime were down in 2009 from 2008, with homicides showing the greatest percentage decline (7.2 percent). These declines in crime came during a year when firearm sales were at historic highs.
  • Another Prior Felon

    09/19/2008 2:45:08 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 2 replies · 85+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 09/19/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Another cop killed by a repeat offender
  • MEMPHIS: With more people carrying guns, self-defense killings on increase

    01/05/2008 11:41:22 AM PST · by SmithL · 50 replies · 206+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/5/8 | Christopher Conley
    The number of justifiable homicides in Memphis jumped from 11 in 2006 to 32 in 2007. No one is sure why, but one man has a theory. "The thugs have started running into people who can protect themselves," said Tom Givens, owner and instructor at the firearms training school RangeMaster, 2611 S. Mendenhall in Memphis. Police detectives and prosecutors don't think it's that simple, and they acknowledge the spike could be a one-time occurrence. "It's hard to put your finger on it," said police Lt. Joseph Scott. "There are more handgun carry permits, there is more education, but you can't...
  • It's A Crime Problem, Not A Gun Problem

    10/10/2007 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 5 replies · 582+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/10/2007 | Michael P.Tremoglie
    (Michael P. Tremoglie is a former Philadelphia police officer and the author of the novel "A Sense of Duty," available at and He is an advisor to Rep. Duncan Hunter's presidential campaign.) Despite the proclamations of the city's leading citizens, Philadelphia has a crime problem, not a gun problem. More specifically, it is a problem of Philadelphia's criminal justice system, although, this is not quite an accurate characterization either. Calling what occurs in Philadelphia's courts as "criminal justice" does a disservice to Noah Webster. Consider these examples of what passes for crime and punishment in Philadelphia: * Khalil...
  • It’s a Crime Problem - Not a Gun Problem – in Philadelphia

    10/05/2007 5:19:04 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 35 replies · 1,004+ views
    vanity | 10-5-07 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Despite the proclamations of the city’s leading citizens, Philadelphia has a crime problem - not a gun problem. More specifically, it is a problem of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, although, this is not quite an accurate characterization either. Calling what occurs in Philadelphia’s courts as “criminal justice” does a disservice to Noah Webster. The words “criminal’ and “justice” really have no meaning in Philadelphia. There used to be a saying about the Old West that there was “No Law West of the Mississippi and No God West of the Pecos.” A modern version would state there is no law east...
  • Mr. Meangenes Talks About Those "Murderous Mexicans"

    09/12/2007 7:04:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 212+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/12/07 | vanity
    Mr. Meangenes stopped by for coffee, and we got to talking about illegal immigration - which we both hate -and going over some of the statistics bandied about.
  • Teach Your Children Well

    06/12/2007 10:20:44 PM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 419+ views ^ | June 13, 2007 | Nathan Tabor
    An alarming statistic splashed across the Internet the other day—violent crime is on the rise in the U.S. for the second straight year. The stats show that homicides increased in eight of the country's largest cities: Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, and San Diego. As a result, the murder rate in cities with populations of more than one million jumped 6.7 percent.
  • War and Crime

    01/31/2007 12:37:47 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 1-31-07 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Interesting if academic take on Philadelphia Mayor's saying homicides in Philly are the result of Iraq war. Seems mayor was partially correct Here is the link from The Bulletin. If the link doesn't work cut and paste this URL into your browser:
  • In jail and in danger (LA Jails More Dangerous Than Gitmo)

    12/17/2006 8:43:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 1,133+ views
    LA Times ^ | 17 December 2006 | Stuart Pfeifer and Robin Fields, Times Staff Writers
    Violence has left 14 dead and hundreds hurt since 2000 in L.A. County lockups. Critics fault the sheriff's efforts On a Tuesday in October 2003, Ki Hong entered Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles to serve a five-day sentence for soliciting a prostitute. He didn't survive two hours. Three members of a Korean gang instantly spotted Hong, 34, who authorities allege was a member of a rival gang. The trio had broad freedom to roam the jail because sheriff's deputies had given them jobs as inmate workers — jobs for which they, awaiting trial on murder charges, should have...
  • Houston homicides spike; evacuees cited

    10/21/2006 12:26:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 748+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/06 | AP
    HOUSTON - Evacuees from Hurricane Katrina have contributed to an increase in Houston's annual murder rate, which could climb this year to its highest level in more than a decade, police said. Houston had 316 homicides as of Oct. 16. That's an increase of 25 percent from the 252 slayings tallied at this time last year, putting the city on pace to record nearly 400 killings before the end of 2006. "We recognize that the homicide rate is up as far as raw numbers and as well as percentages relative to the population," Capt. Dwayne Ready said. "We also recognize...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Exposing Liberal Anti-War Effort

    08/24/2005 10:11:51 AM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 1 replies · 300+ views
    Please access the link here and read my message to radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh. It discusses the unethical strategy of the American mainstream news media. There are 16,889 homicides per year in America, but all that we hear from the mainstream media is their envious opposition to our war effort in Iraq. ~Scott~
  • La Quinta Conducts Investigation, Orders Abortion Doctor To Leave Property

    02/02/2005 3:27:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 865+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 2, 2005 | Jimmy Moore
    WICHITA, KS (Talon News) -- Pro-life action group Operation Rescue said on Tuesday that a representative from the La Quinta Inns corporate offices conducted an internal investigation into allegations that one of their hotels in Wichita, Kansas was being used by an abortion doctor. As previously reported by Talon News, Operation Rescue had called on its supporters to boycott the national hotel chain La Quinta Inn in protest of one of their locations being used by a nearby abortion clinic to provide medical services to pregnant women who were in town to have an abortion. La Quinta Inn has denied...
  • Chicago, Illinois on Pace for Lowest Murder Rate Since 1965

    12/29/2004 9:14:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 842+ views
    AP ^ | December 29, 2004
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's homicide rate is on pace to fall below 500 in a year for the first time since 1965, and the city is about to lose the unwanted title of U.S. murder capital, police officials announced Tuesday.
  • New York Murder Rate Falls Again, but Has It Hit Bottom?

    12/23/2004 8:59:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | SHAILA K. DEWAN
    Homicides in New York City are down more than 5 percent as the year draws to a close, continuing a remarkable 14-year decline that has long confounded experts. Five of the other six major crime categories have also dropped. As of yesterday morning, with barely more than a week to go in 2004, there had been 549 slayings in the city, down from 579 in the same period last year and from 2,245 in all of 1990, at the height of the crack epidemic. In all, 597 people were slain in the city in 2003. A few of the country's...
  • NYT: Crime in Schools Fell Sharply Over Decade, Survey Shows

    11/30/2004 10:50:26 AM PST · by OESY · 301+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | FOX BUTTERFIELD
    Crime in the nation's schools fell sharply from 1992 to 2002, part of the broad decline in crime in the last decade, according to a report issued yesterday by the Justice Department and the Department of Education. School crime over that period dropped to an annual rate of 24 violent incidents per 100,000 students from 48 violent incidents, the report found. The figures were based on a nationwide random sample of students who were asked whether they had been victims of crime. In 2002, students 12 to 18 years old were more likely to be victims of serious violent crime...
  • Ignore the noise: Facts show gun control a scam

    08/27/2004 7:24:24 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 12 replies · 665+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/08/27 | Dr., Dave Samuel
    If you listen to media rhetoric, you get the notion that the more guns people own, the more crime there will be. More husbands shooting wives. More suicides by guns. More armed robberies. More homicides. Recently I viewed a 56-minute CD, "A Question of Balance," summarizing a World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities. The meeting was held May 1-2, 2003, at the Tower of London, and eight scholars presented data on firearms and crime. If more guns in the home lead to more crimes, then Switzerland would be the crime capital of the world. There, all men...
  • AZ. Border Control Initiative (Phx. homicides drop 30%)

    03/16/2004 2:14:08 PM PST · by txdoda · 19 replies · 282+ views
    Dept. Homeland Security ^ | 3-16-04 | Suzanne Lubar
    For Immediate Release Press Office Contact: Suzanne Lubar, 202-282-8010 March 16, 2004 In a first -of- its- kind effort to achieve an even safer and more secure Southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson today unveiled the "Arizona Border Control (ABC) Initiative." The kick-off event attended by Congressman Jim Kolbe, U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton and dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement officials, as well as a delegation from the Government of Mexico was held at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Air and Marine Operations Hangar in...
  • Detroit's on a pace to reach a 36-year low in homicides

    07/03/2003 12:49:30 PM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 323+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 07/03/03 | BEN SCHMITT
    <p>If the homicide toll in 2003 continues at its current pace, Detroit may end the year with the fewest such deaths in 36 years, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver and Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Duggan announced that 156 killings were recorded between Jan. 1 and June 30. The city had 196 killings during the same time period in 2002. At this pace, Detroit would end 2003 with 312 homicides, the fewest since 1967 and 90 fewer than last year.</p>
  • What do these 43 states understand the six antigun states fail to reconize?

    01/04/2003 3:58:34 PM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 15 replies · 289+ views
    National Rifle Association ^ | 1.3.2003 | NRA-ISA
    The State of Michigan in under two years has permitted 85,000 Michigan citizens and not a single misuse by citizens with the right to carry a concealed handgun. As a population group, Citzen Carry owners allways committ less crime than any other statistical group, including law enforcement officers. At the close of the 2002 legislative session, Michigan firearms owners were successful in passing an enhancement to their recently passed "Right to Carry". This reform legislation benefits carry permit holders in several ways. This bill, which has now been signed by Governor Engler (R), removes most restaurants that serve alcohol as...
  • Lariam connection to Bragg killings?

    08/07/2002 7:23:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/7/2002 | Mark Benjamin and Dan Olmsted
    Lariam connection to Bragg killings? Mark Benjamin and Dan Olmsted UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published 8/7/2002 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- At least one of the four Fort Bragg soldiers suspected of killing his wife this summer had apparently been taking an anti-malarial drug associated with aggression, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, United Press International has learned. That soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Rigoberto Nieves, shot and killed himself after shooting his wife, Teresa, in a bathroom of their Fayetteville home on June 11, just two days after returning early from service in Afghanistan, according to police. In another case, Sam Pennica...