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  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • N. Korea sends agents abroad to launch terrorist attacks against S. Koreans

    07/26/2016 5:10:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/07/26
    N. Korea sends agents abroad to launch terrorist attacks against S. Koreans 2016/07/26 17:52 SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has sent its agents to China and Southeast Asian countries to launch terrorists attacks against South Koreans in retaliation for what it claims is the kidnapping of 13 North Korean restaurant workers in April, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The 12 female waitresses and male manager had defected en masse from a North Korean-run restaurant in China to South Korea. Pyongyang claimed that the South forcefully abducted its citizens, an assertion rejected by Seoul. "North Korean leader...
  • Navy vet, 81, held hostage by force for pension checks by addict

    07/21/2016 2:34:45 PM PDT · by HollyB · 8 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Khaleda Rahman
    Navy veteran, 81, was held hostage in New York motel room for four years by drug addict who stole his pension checks - despite police station being right next door.
  • Arrest in Abduction, Kidnapping

    07/19/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 14 replies
    KNOE 8 News ^ | June 18, 2016 | Kaitlyn Loyacano
    http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Police-timeline-leading-up-to-Winnsboro-shooting-and-abduction-387352941.html At 6:40 am on Saturday Kelly Longoria was on her way to work at her family's store, Kiper Hardware when she stopped at the U-Pak-It convenience store right next door. Surveillance video shows at 7:05 am she entered the store, while 35-year-old Kevin Mathis was outside. As Longoria exits the store the video shows Mathis forcing his way into the driver's seat of her car and the car the drives away. At 7:47 am the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office got a call from a man working at the Gethsemane Memorial Cemetery just outside of Winnsboro town limits. He reports...
  • Police say Vallejo woman kidnapped for ransom; suspects arrested

    07/10/2016 8:54:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 07/09/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    Four suspects were arrested Friday night and Saturday morning in connection with kidnapping a woman and holding her for ransom. The Vallejo Police Department was contacted July 1 by John Babb, 36, of San Francisco, who reported his mother, Elvira Babb, 57, of Vallejo, was kidnapped, explained Lt. Jeff Bassett. Babb said he received a text June 30 from an unknown number, advising they had his mother and demanding cash. Police say the caller also threatened to kill Elvira if Babb contacted the police or did not produce the money.
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africaís largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 peopleóAfricaís worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How ďMovie ProtestĒ Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • Feds: Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife

    06/21/2016 8:34:14 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • Head found in Jolo, Sulu hours after Abu Sayyaf announced Canadianís beheading

    06/13/2016 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ch.man · 13 replies
    Inquirer Mindanao ^ | June 13th, 2016 | Julie S. Alipala
    ZAMBOANGA CITY Ė A decapitated head was found in Jolo, Sulu, on Monday night, more than five hours after the Abu Sayyaf claimed it beheaded one of its captivesóCanadian Robert Hall.
  • Illegal immigrants kidnapping children to sneak into U.S. as Ďfamily units,í feds say

    06/08/2016 4:22:04 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/7/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants are kidnapping children and bringing them across the border, hoping to appear to be families so they can take advantage of lax enforcement policies, the Obama administration told a federal appeals court on Tuesday. Leon Fresco, a deputy assistant attorney general who handles immigration cases, made the stunning claim as he defended the administrationís policy of detaining illegal immigrant parents and children caught traveling together as they jump the border. After a federal judge last year ordered the families quickly released, Mr. Fresco said itís served as an enticement for kidnapping. ďWhen people now know that when I...
  • 'Fawn-Napping' [deer kidnapping] Is Becoming an Increasing Problem in Virginia, Experts Say

    06/08/2016 3:50:41 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | June 7, 2016 | Patrick Clarke
    Virginia wildlife rescuers are speaking out against "fawn-napping" after seven people dropped off what they thought were abandoned fawns at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Rescue of Roanoke over the weekend. A spokeswoman for Roanoke Wildlife Rescue said people often think they are rescuing the baby deer, but, more often than not, what they are doing is "fawn-napping."
  • Florida Mom, Off-Duty Deputy Thwart Abduction of 13-Year-Old Girl in Store, Police Say

    06/08/2016 1:14:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Good morning america/Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brian Mcbride
    Surveillance video captured a dramatic scene inside a Florida convenience store where a man allegedly attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl, according to police. Suspect Craig Bonello entered the store Tuesday and grabbed the teen, who was shopping with her mother, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said. Bonello, 30, can be seen on a surveillance video pulling the girl by her arms and dragging her to the front door, police said of the midday incident, which happened about 80 miles west of Orlando. Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said Bonello was "intentionally shopping around the girl and seen stretching on the video."...
  • Man Tried To Kidnap Teen From Dollar General Store

    06/08/2016 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Lera · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | June 8, 2016
    It was 15 seconds of sheer terror for a 13-year old girl when a stranger grabbed her and tried to drag her out of a Dollar General store. It happened in Hernando in Citrus County. Security cameras captured the man, identified as Craig Bonello, pushing a cart through the store seconds before the attack. He then looks around and went straight for the girl. The teen's mother, Ashley Harper, didn't miss a beat. She started ran after him and screamed as he tried to drag her daughter away. "There wouldn't of been any doubt I would've thrown myself on anybody...
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Iranís Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    ďIíve had a full classified briefingĒ from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. ďIt could be as long as a year before we actually get that released.Ē Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administrationís handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. ďI think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it,Ē Forbes disclosed. ďI think thatís going...
  • Tennessee girl allegedly abducted by uncle found safe by 2 'heroes,' official says

    05/12/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12,2016
    "Carlie is safe tonight because of an entire community pulling together with law enforcement to bring her home," Mark Gwyn, Director of the TBI, told reporters at a press conference Thursday evening. Gwyn said there are no indications that Carlie was harmed, but she is being taken to a hospital as a precaution to be examined. Gwyn said her safe return came after two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, were checking property as the TBI had asked people to do, when they found Carlie and her uncle on a trail only accessible by four-wheeler vehicles. Carpenter, a Baptist minister,...
  • Kidnapping accused up-and-coming rapper

    04/30/2016 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Doucette
    A couple of up-and-coming Toronto rappers ó one of whom appears to be following in the footsteps of his brother and father ó are among the suspected gang members accused of recently kidnapping and torturing two 17-year-old boys. ---snip--- Gardiner, aka Pressa, is a rapper from a neighbourhood north of Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., known by area residents as Up Top, who had some success recently with his song Deadmihana. In Deadmihana, Pressa spits rhymes such as: ďRun up and Iím blazing up this block. RIP and free the ones locked, locked. Headshot, headshot.Ē
  • Canadian Tourist John Ridsdel BEHEADED in Philippines by ISIS-Tied Muslim Group

    04/26/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the beheading "an act of cold-blooded murder." Yes, and the sky is blue. But what is he going to do about it? Nothing. ISIS and this Islamic group, Abu Sayyaf, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS, have nothing to fear from this dandy. He has said repeatedly that Canada was not at war with ISIS. Well, ISIS is at war with you, damn fool. Obama's lapdog, PM Trudeau, would not comment on the fate of the other hostages -- fellow Canadian Robert Hall, Hall's Filipino girlfriend, Marites Flor, and a Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Of course...
  • Girl, six, to be LEGALLY torn away from her loving foster parents of five years because ...

    03/21/2016 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Complete Headline: Girl, six, to be LEGALLY torn away from her loving foster parents of five years because she is '1.5 per cent Native American' and the family is white Lexi, a six-year-old with one-and-a-half per cent Choctaw Native American blood, is about to be ripped away from the only home she's ever known Summer and Rusty Page, Lexi's foster parents, are not Native American Due to the 'Indian Child Welfare Act', Lexi can only live with other Native American families Summer and Rusty from Santa Clara, California, have been fighting for two years to adopt the child Now a...
  • Court rejects lawsuit by kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard (Government Not Responsible)

    03/16/2016 2:08:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 16, 2016
    An appeals court says the U.S. government cannot be held responsible for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard, who was held by a federal parolee for 18 years. Dugard had sued, alleging that federal officials should have revoked the manís parole prior to her kidnapping. Phillip Garrido had been convicted of a previous rape and abduction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Dugard wasnít Garridoís victim at the time he was placed under federal supervision
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border

    03/07/2016 5:42:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7th, 2016 at 12:05am | Lauren Villagran
    A ranch hand working in New Mexicoís Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. -- The cattle growers associations of both states(AZ & NM) are hosting a meeting this week in the tiny town of Animas to air their grievances to elected officials Ė including pleas for more boots...
  • Man who allegedly went to DC to kidnap Obamas‚Äô dog arrested

    01/08/2016 3:48:10 PM PST · by windcliff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-8-16 | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ Officials in Washington say they've arrested a North Dakota man who allegedly traveled to the nation's capital to kidnap a dog belonging to President Barack Obama. D.C. Superior Court documents say Secret Service agents interviewed Scott D. Stockert of Dickinson, North Dakota, at a Washington hotel after receiving information that he was on his way to the capital to kidnap a 'pet' owned by the first family. A court document says that Secret Service agents interviewed Stockert on Wednesday after they received information from a Secret Service office in Minnesota that Stockert 'was on his way to Washington,...
  • Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources

    12/20/2015 1:45:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Albawaba ^ | December 19th, 2015 | Habib Toumi
    Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources Published December 19th, 2015 - 20:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info As the mystery surrounding the abduction last week of a Qatari hunting party in Iraq deepened, a report in Kuwait said that nine of its members were from the Al Thani Ruling family. The Al Thani hunters abducted are Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Nayed Bin Eid Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Abdul Rahman Bin Jasem Abdul Aziz Jassem Al Thani, Shaikh Jassem Bin Fahad Mohammad Thani Al Thani, Shaikh Khalid Bin Jassem...
  • Woman in ‚Äėrevenge kidnapping‚Äô says she was forced into blood ritual

    10/29/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 29, 2015
    DALLAS ‚ÄĒ Four people kidnapped a woman and held her captive for three days in a San Antonio-area home, forcing her to ingest drugs and at one point conducting a ‚Äúblood ritual,‚ÄĚ a sheriff‚Äôs spokesman said Wednesday. Authorities believe Mercedes Salazar, 32, was the ringleader who orchestrated the woman‚Äôs captivity, according to James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff‚Äôs Office. Salazar is being held on charges that include aggravated kidnapping, he said.
  • Missing Teenage Girl Found Murdered Near Her Crashed Minivan in Creek (posted with updated info)

    10/25/2015 2:07:09 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 77 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | 11:14 AM EDT, October 13, 2015 | by Caitlin Nolan
    A teenaged girl who reportedly went missing on her way to church was found slain near her crashed minivan in a Dallas creek, officials said. The body of Zoe Hastings, 18, was discovered Monday by police responding to calls about a vehicle in the creek near East Lake Highlands Drive and Easton Road. She had died from "obvious homicidal violence," Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said during a press conference.
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • CRIMINAL ALIENS KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOR RANSOM ( Texas )

    08/22/2015 5:10:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    McALLEN, Texas ó Two illegal aliens from Mexico joined forces with human smugglers to kidnap and torture unsuspecting illegal immigrants being held at a stash house. Instead of charging the group with hostage taking or kidnapping charges, prosecutors charged them with human smuggling. Federal authorities this week raided a house in the border city of Mission, where they arrested a group of illegal immigrants as well as Arthur Flores, a U.S citizen, and two illegal aliens from Mexico described as his henchmen. The two henchmen had been tasked with holding the immigrants under threats of violence, court records obtained by...
  • Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Freed on Parole, May Be in Bay Area

    08/07/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The second of three convicts in the infamous Chowchilla kidnapping is a free man and believed to be in the Bay Area. James Schoenfeld, 63, who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was released on parole Friday after nearly 40 years in prison. Schoenfeld was freed from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed the parole to go ahead a week ago, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. He is expected to join his brother, Richard, who was paroled last year....
  • CPS Kidnaps 11 Children from Texas Homeschool Family

    08/05/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | August 5, 2015 | Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff
    Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a ďwell-meaningĒ couple, members of her oldest sonís former youth group, didnít think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire. Has it really gotten to the point where a mother...
  • ive Czechs missing in Lebanon: Kidnapped for money or politics?

    BEIRUT, LEBANON ó Five Czech nationals went missing in Lebanonís Bekaa Valley over the weekend in a case that has puzzled investigators and focused suspicions on their taxi driver. --- snip --- The apparent abduction grew more intriguing when it turned out that the missing Lebanese driver, Saeb Taan-Fayyed, is the brother of Ali Taan-Fayyed, one of three people arrested last year in the Czech capital Prague on drugs and terrorism charges. Ali Taan-Fayyed was accused of attempting to sell cocaine and weapons to two undercover US agents pretending to be members of the militant Colombian group FARC. A US...
  • Woman Tries to Solve Her Own Kidnapping 34 Yrs Later

    06/10/2015 9:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Doug Shimell and David Chang
    A Pennsylvania woman who was kidnapped as a child has renewed her effort to find her abductor over 30 years later. Kelly Heller was only nine years old in May of 1981 when a man kidnapped and beat her in a remote area of Upper Saucon Township. Heller, whose brothers delivered newspapers, told NBC Philadelphia she was inside her Bethlehem home getting the newspapers ready for delivery. Suddenly, one of her brothers came inside and told her about a man who claimed he was running a newspaper contest with money and prizes. The man, who was outside their home, wanted...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point.† They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle.† They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money.† Then they made a critical mistake.† They threatened his wife.† Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson. † Robinson is the larger man in the picture above.† The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • Boulder deputy cleared in fatal shooting of kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs [good shoot]

    05/15/2015 10:50:39 AM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 5/14/15 | Mitchell Byars
    Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett ruled Thursday that the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 39-year-old kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs in April was justified, saying the shooting likely saved the lives of the suspect's two hostages. ...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity https://youtu.be/GK7euCSFEXw
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    04/24/2015 9:25:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) ó When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her ó because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a Cleveland home by Ariel Castro before finally escaping in 2013. So were repeated rapes and other abuse.
  • Calif. man in 1976 school bus kidnapping gets parole

    04/13/2015 6:04:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 2, 2015 | rachelle blidner
    One of the three men who†"buried alive" 26 schoolchildren†and their bus driver was granted release from prison nearly 40 years after the infamous kidnapping in Chowchilla, Calif. After 20 attempts at procuring parole, James Schoenfeld, 63, was granted release from a San Luis Obispo prison, where he's been locked up since 1977, according to†the Fresno Bee. His recommended release date will be determined over the next few months and handed to Gov. Jerry Brown, corrections department spokesman Bill Sessa said. The governor can choose whether to follow the parole order, modify it or send it back to the parole board...
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    GoogTube ^ | 15JAN2014 | Above Average
    The Sustainable Kidnapping project promises to always return victims in better condition than when they were captured, for a kinder, gentler kidnapping experience. Thingstarter Thingstarter is a series of parody Kickstarter videos where budding entrepreneurs make fundraising appeals for wildly misguided projects.
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrodís Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeriaís efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • Denise Huskins abduction was a hoax, Vallejo police say

    03/26/2015 7:34:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    latimes ^ | March 25, 2015 | Ryan Parker
    The abduction and subsequent ransom demand for a 29-year-old woman in Vallejo was a hoax, police said Wednesday night. Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriendís home, held for a $8,500 ransom and found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, police said. ďToday, there is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction or an abduction at all," authorities said in a statement Wednesday night. ďGiven the facts that have been presented thus far, this event appears to be an orchestrated event and not a crime.Ē
  • Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

    03/24/2015 11:07:56 PM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/23/2015 07:38AM | Deann Alford and Timothy C. Morgan
    If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk. Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombiaís government? That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional prosecutor for the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, which includes the capital, Bogota. Stendal denies any allegation of leadership in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). He said in a recent Facebook video, ďSomebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it. They...
  • Prosecutor says murder charge not certain in death of baby cut from motherís womb

    03/20/2015 12:18:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    kdvr ^ | 3-19-2015 | KENT ERDAHL
    It could be a week before we know whether a Longmont woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman and removed her unborn child will face a charge of first degree murder. The Boulder District Attorney says a murder charge is not a given because of Colorado laws and the facts surrounding the case. During a news conference Thursday District Attorney Stan Garnett said any murder charge involving an unborn child is very difficult. ďUnder Colorado law, essentially, thereís no way murder charges can be brought if itís not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of...
  • IS Beheaded Libyan Guards in Attack That Seized 9 Foreigners

    03/09/2015 12:16:51 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Mar 9, 2015, 10:09 AM ET | ESAM MOHAMED and TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press
    Militants from Libya's Islamic State affiliate beheaded eight Libyan guards in an attack on a central oil field last week during which the extremists abducted nine foreigners, a Libyan spokesman said Monday. In the Philippines, authorities said Monday that four of their nationals were among the nine abducted from the oil field. An Austrian, a Czech, a Bangladeshi and a Ghana national were also taken while one hostage remains unidentified. Friday's attack on the al-Ghani oil field near the town of Zalla, some 750 kilometers (470 miles) southeast of the capital, Tripoli, was part of a series of deadly assaults...
  • COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School Wonít Release Kid From Test

    03/08/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests. However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class. The incident occurred at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel. The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter...
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • Niger detains 17 in suspected "baby factory" ring

    06/26/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Vision.org ^ | 06/26/2014 | Reuters
    Authorities in Niger have detained 17 people, including wives of senior politicians, suspected of being involved in a baby-trafficking network, two legal sources said on Thursday. The arrests follow an investigation by Niger's police into 30 people suspected of acquiring new-born babies from "baby factories" in neighbouring Nigeria. The case has been referred to Niger's public prosecutor. Last year, Nigerian police raided several "baby factories", freeing dozens of pregnant girls who were being forced to bear children for sale.
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI ďmost wantedĒ mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Suspect connected to Paris attacks to be extradited from Bulgaria

    01/13/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by BCW · 4 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 13 JAN 2015 | Irish Times
    Bulgaria plans to extradite a Frenchman suspected of knowing or having been in touch with one of the two Islamist militants who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdoís offices last week, prosecutors said on Monday. Using a European arrest warrant alleging that he had abducted his 3-year-old son and was likely to take him to Syria, Bulgarian police arrested Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, on January 1st at a border checkpoint when he tried to cross into Turkey.
  • How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Puts Barack H. Obama to Shame

    01/12/2015 10:36:50 AM PST · by holden · 41 replies
    Conservative Tribute ^ | December 29, 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Obama should really pick up a history book sometime, and read about how one of his predecessors, and one of our nationís Founding Fathers, handled the threat posed by radical Islamic jihadists, way back in 1801. [snip] According to Jefferson, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja replied that Islam ďwas founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qurían, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could...
  • Baby abducted from southern California home during shooting found dead

    01/05/2015 12:13:14 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 JAN 2015
    The body of a three-week-old infant who was abducted from a Long Beach, Calif. home during a shooting was found in a suburban San Diego shopping center late Sunday. Long Beach police confirmed that Eliza Delacruz was found in a bag inside a dumpster behind a pizza shop in Imperial Beach. They had joined the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in investigating the baby's identity shortly after it was discovered. The exact cause of her death was not immediately disclosed. Eliza had been missing since late Saturday when her parents and uncle were shot in a home on the north...