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  • 'Kelly File' Exclusive: William Ayers pressed on controversial past

    06/30/2014 3:04:13 PM PDT · by topher · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published June 29, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    He's been called an education visionary, a confidante of the future president and a terrorist, but he's never had to answer questions like these. William Ayers, who went from leading the Weather Underground in the 1960s and early 1970s to becoming a celebrated academic at University of Illinois, sat down for a no-holds barred interview with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly, which will air Monday night.
  • What Gun Control Would Have Worked (vanity)

    05/25/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT · by BobL · 51 replies
    (none) | May 25, 2014 | Self
    I've been trying to think of all the post-Sandy Hook gun control legislation that has been proposed (some of it passed), and I can't think of a single piece of legislation that would have stopped him. The only thing that I can come up with is a complete ban on handguns. What would not have helped: 1) Expanded background checks - he legally bought the guns - gun show, private buyer, no difference - they checked on him. 2) Gun Registration - all handguns are registered in California, and I assume his too, as he legally owned them 3) Smaller...
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

    09/10/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/13 | Jan Hennop
    Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court. Ruto, 46, and co-accused Kenyan radio boss Joshua arap Sang, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of stoking the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence. The start of the high-stakes case, with the ICC's reputation on...
  • Source: Bomb suspect arraigned in hospital bed

    04/22/2013 10:06:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    WCVB ^ | 4/22/13 | WCVB
    Mayor Menino says Tamerlan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev acted alone WASHINGTON —Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official tells NewsCenter 5's Kelley Tuthill. The complaint against him has been sealed and is not public, according to Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the U.S. Courts in Boston. A magistrate went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Monday for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's initial appearance. The exact charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sealed in the complaint and were not immediately available. This is a NewsCenter 5 breaking news update. Law enforcement sources tell ABC...
  • White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation

    02/21/2013 7:57:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/13 | Daniel Bates
    The Obama administration is refusing to hand over full details of its targeted killing programme in order to ensure John Brennan takes up his post as head of the CIA, according to a report. The White House is said to be considering handing over details of the Benghazi scandal to Republicans rather than give up the secrets of its drone strikes. The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings. nstead President Obama seems content to risk their wrath to win more support for Mr Brennan.
  • Authorities announce $1 million reward for ex-cop suspected in 3 killings.

    02/10/2013 5:08:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2013 | Fox News
    Seeking leads as the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner -- the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings -- progressed into its fourth day, authorities on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. “This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when," he said. "I want Chris Dorner to know that.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/10/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/#ixzz2KY18yu4g
  • Top Tehran TV journalist wanted by FBI for 1980 murder in the US

    09/04/2009 5:54:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 517+ views
    TimesOnline - UK ^ | September 4, 2009
    An American fugitive, accused of murdering an aide to the late Shah of Iran in the United States, was made an editor of Iran’s English-language television network in Tehran. Hassan Abdulrahman, who is wanted by the FBI for shooting dead Ali Akbar Tabatabai in Maryland, worked for Iran’s flagship broadcaster Press TV, which has bureaus across the world, including London. A Press TV journalist who resigned in protest over the channel’s coverage of the apparently rigged Iranian election in June told The Times yesterday that Mr Abdulrahman was chief editor at the head office of the network. The journalist, who...
  • Democrats: Investigate Benghazi Attack AFTER the Election

    09/28/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administration’s actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been. But here’s the salient point, and how the Democrats are duping the public into thinking that they truly want an investigation: Kerry and his pals’ letter to Thomas Nides, deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, is asking for more information and a full briefing after the Senate returns in November. That’s right. After the election.
  • Picture of and info on Sikh Temple Killer.

    08/06/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 44 replies
    Media Outrage Blog ^ | 08/06/2012 | Media Outrage
    Sources told ABC News the suspect was a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.” And officials told NBC News he had “some kind of radical or white supremacist views,” but was apparently not a member of any kind of radical organization. His past run-ins with law enforcement were described as minor. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Page “was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.” The band, called End Apathy, formed in 2005. According to the group’s MySpace page, its music “is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent...
  • Fury over rural diktat banning women from 'falling in love' (India)

    07/15/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 7/14/12 | RAHUL BEDI in New Delhi
    A VILLAGE council in India has issued a Taliban-like diktat banning women under the age of 40 from falling in love, using mobile phones or going out in public unescorted. The “fiat” issued by the Asara village council in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh province, 40km northeast of the capital New Delhi, has outraged women’s rights activists across India. It also requires women to cover their heads while away from their homes. Anyone defying the order would be ostracised and then expelled from the village, council member Mohammad Mokam said yesterday. He added there were “other ways” to make the...
  • Obama's Administration Killed a 16-Year-Old American, Didn't Say Anything About It. This Is Justice?

    07/09/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 9. 2012 | Tom Junod
    In the August issue, Tom Junod examines an entirely new application of power on the part of the president — the targeted killing of individuals deemed to be threats to the country. So far, thousands have been killed, most prominent among them Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. The decisions to target are made and the lethal missions are carried out without any public accountability, even when those targeted are Americans and even when, on one occasion, one of those Americans was a teenager. Over the course of this week, Junod considers five of the larger implications of his story...
  • Five women 'killed by tribal elders for dancing and singing with men at wedding party in Pakistan'

    06/06/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 June 2012
    As wedding scenes go, it is a rather sedate affair. But four women who joined in the celebrations are thought to have paid with their lives. They are feared to have been the victims of honour killings after dancing with men. In scenes from the wedding, they are pictured in heavy robes and headdresses, sitting on the floor while singing and clapping. Two men were apparently dancing next to them, while out of shot another person captures the moment on a mobile phone video camera. Soon afterwards, the women were said to have been shot or had their throats cut...
  • Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpses (dissolving in acid for Mexican drug gang)

    02/23/2012 5:01:58 PM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/12 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpsesBy ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press – 46 min ago SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness accounts, defense attorneys said Thursday. Jose Olivera Beritan, 38, and David Valencia, 41, are accused burning two strangled corpses in 55-gallon barrels of acid heated by slow-burning propane tanks. The killings occurred in a San Diego home in June 2007 in what authorities say was an unusually gruesome display of drug violence crossing the border from Mexico...
  • Suspect in O.C. killings of homeless men is an Iraq war veteran

    01/15/2012 12:51:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    lat ^ | January 14, 2012, 9:16 p.m. | Nicole Santa Cruz and Alan Zarembo
    A 23-year-old former Marine who some say was distraught after combat service in Iraq has been named a suspect in the serial killings of four homeless men in Orange County. Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda was chased by bystanders Friday after the most recent stabbing death behind a fast-food restaurant in an Anaheim shopping center parking lot. Ocampo remained in police custody without bail Saturday and is expected in court on Tuesday. "We are extremely confident that we have the man who is responsible for the murders of all four homeless men in Orange County," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter...
  • Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids (bleeding heart liberal alert)

    10/09/2011 1:32:23 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 10/9/2011 | JAY REEVES
    IRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago — asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their children if they're arrested or deported. ((snip)) "We're afraid to go back to Mexico because of the drugs, the cartels and the killings," Gonzalez said. "And we are afraid to stay here because of the law."
  • Punjab: acquittal for 70 Muslim extremists on trial for the Gojra massacre

    06/11/2011 5:36:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    AsiaNews.it ^ | 06/11/2011 | Jibran Khan
    In August 2009, ten people died, eight burnt alive. Four churches were destroyed. Threats against Christian witnesses force them to flee to avoid further violence. Muslim leader says Christians “deserve” to be murdered. Catholic priest wonders whether minorities will ever have justice. Lahore (AsiaNews) – Pakistan’s fundamentalists are rejoicing following the acquittal verdict. The country’s Christian minority is “under shock” because, this time as well, the massacre of innocent victims done in the name of the infamous blasphemy law will go unpunished. The justice system also shows its powerlessness vis-à-vis extremists who can carry out heinous crimes with total impunity,...
  • US 'deeply troubled' at killings on Israel-Syria border

    06/05/2011 10:04:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/5/11 | AFP
    The United States said Sunday it is "deeply troubled" over clashes on the Syrian border with Israel that reportedly resulted in 14 deaths, and called for calm on both sides. Israeli troops opened fire as protesters from Syria on Sunday stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights. "We are deeply troubled by events that took place earlier today in the Golan Heights resulting in injuries and the loss of life," the State Department said in a statement. "We call for all sides to exercise restraint. Provocative actions like this should be avoided." The US statement emphasized that "Israel,...
  • Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists

    03/04/2011 6:22:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | MARCH 3, 2011 | DAVID CRAWFORD, LAURA STEVENS and MARCUS WALKER
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL * EUROPE NEWS * MARCH 3, 2011, 9:57 P.M. ET Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists Suspect Had Contact to Radical Islamist Groups via Facebook By DAVID CRAWFORD, LAURA STEVENS and MARCUS WALKER FRANKFURT—The suspected gunman who killed two U.S. servicemen at Frankfurt airport Wednesday had links to Germany's radical Islamist circles, but German investigators say they currently believe he carried out the attack on his own. U.S. President Barack Obama said he is "saddened" and "outraged" by the shooting of a group of U.S. airmen in Germany. Video courtesy of Reuters Investigators suspect...
  • Warning signs missed in Fort Hood killings (Fort Hood probe report .. "NSS" Alert!)

    02/03/2011 1:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/3/11 | JoAnne Allen and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to those in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Major Nidal Malik Hasan -- an Army psychiatrist who had been dubbed by two colleagues as "a ticking time bomb" -- was charged with murder in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas that killed 13 and wounded 32. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, and Susan Collins, the panel's top Republican, said in the probe that authorities had...
  • Guns save lives

    01/29/2011 7:07:18 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 1/28/11 | JAMES R. FLOYD
    I find it fascinating that in two columns by Bob Herbert of the NY Times and one by the editor of the Hutchinson News, the writers can only come to one conclusion in the face of several public mass shootings in the US: more gun control. It is useful to consider the phrase "first responders." In recent years it has come to refer to the first government employees who respond to an incident and who assist as best they can when they arrive at the scene. Actually, the first responders are those at the scene of an incident when it...
  • Will Honor Killing Threats Keep Harry Potter Actress in Permanent Hiding?

    12/22/2010 5:07:18 PM PST · by forty_years · 33 replies · 4+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | 12/22/2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Afshan Azad, 22, the high-profile Harry Potter actress remains in hiding after refusing to appear in a London court. Ms. Azad had been seeing a non-Muslim man, a Hindu. Her family, specifically her father, Abul Azad, 53, and her brother Ashraf, 28, called her a "prostitute" and tried to force her into an arranged marriage with a Muslim man. Her brother also beat and her father threatened to kill her in May of this year. She escaped her family home and has been in hiding ever since. According to the Telegraph, she refused to testify against her family, saying that...
  • NY shooting leaves 4 dead, 4 injured

    08/14/2010 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 22 replies
    PressTV ^ | August 14th 2010 | Agencies
    A shooting spree in a Buffalo, New York restaurant has left four people dead and another four wounded with a man hunt launched to find the shooter. The bloody incident happened very early in the morning in the city of Buffalo after a fight at a large party inside the City Grill bar and restaurant spilled into the street around 2:30 a.m. The witness reported multiple shots. "There was some type of incident" inside the restaurant, "and it then spilled outside and that's when the shootings occurred," Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge told CNN. "We're trying to sort all...
  • Rutherford Co. Deputy Rehired After Fatal Wreck

    08/11/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT · by nmh · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Nashville News ^ | 8/11/10 | Nancy Amons
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Channel 4 News has learned that a controversial deputy has been rehired in Rutherford County. Ron Killings was acquitted earlier this year by a jury in the 2008 traffic death of 11-year-old old Lakeisha White. Outgoing Sheriff Truman Jones confirmed Wednesday that he has rehired Killings. ... Incoming sheriff, Robert Arnold, said that he did not want Killings back in the department but he isn't saying whether he"ll fire Killings when he's sworn in.
  • Me And My Exoskeleton: The Trick To Super Strength

    12/05/2009 5:15:28 PM PST · by Flavius · 6 replies · 1,665+ views
    gizmodo ^ | 11/8/09 | gizmodo
    When I first see the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC), it is hanging limply from the ceiling by a strap attached to its neck, dangling over a treadmill. I can’t wait to try it on.
  • You Ask Me to Apologize?

    11/13/2009 4:20:33 AM PST · by BellStar · 33 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/7/2009 1:03 PM CST | Young American Muslim
    I hate violence. So much that I can barely tolerate the evening news, where crime is given a spotlight. Yes, I know it exists, but why should I dwell on it? It only serves to depress me because I feel so helpless against it. Why would people ever commit such acts? It is mind boggling. The Fort Hood killings were heartbreaking, terrible, and should never have happened. Innocent soldiers were hurt, and the lives of their families will change forever. No one should die the way they did. When I first heard about them, I was upset, of course. I...
  • Mom of soldier says Fort Hood doctor Nidal Malik Hasan scared her

    11/09/2009 4:36:29 AM PST · by Saije · 36 replies · 2,122+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/9/2009 | Joanna Molloy
    He was supposed to help her hero son - but all she saw in Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's eyes was evil. The mom of a soldier who received psychiatric treatment from the accused Fort Hood gunman said she was frightened of the psychiatrist from the very beginning of her son's stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. "I looked into his eyes, and he scared me," Cindy Gagnier told the Daily News. "He made some comments to me that made me feel very uncomfortable, and I don't become uncomfortable very easily." The New York-born mother of four was at her son...
  • Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Frequented Local Strip Club

    11/08/2009 7:42:17 PM PST · by Saije · 102 replies · 3,583+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/8/2009 | Jana Winter
    The Army psychiatrist authorities say killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood Army Base Thursday was a recent and frequent customer at a local strip club, employees of the club told FoxNews.com exclusively. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came into the Starz strip club not far from the base at least three times in the past month, the club's general manager, Matthew Jones, told FoxNews.com. Army investigators building their case against Hasan plan to interview Jones soon. "The last time he was here, I remember checking his military ID at the door, and he paid his $15...
  • Schieffer on the Hasan SNAFU

    11/08/2009 7:27:42 PM PST · by Saije · 25 replies · 1,390+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/8/2009 | Bob Schieffer
    The President has asked the nation not to jump to conclusions about what happened at Fort Hood, which is usually good advice, but it is also what government officials generally say when the government fouls up. Good advice or not, I am jumping to an obvious conclusion: This should not have happened. That doctor should not have been at Fort Hood. I don't care how hard-up the Army is for mental health professionals - a government psychiatrist with bad performance ratings who had been trying to get out of the Army and who had been saying what Dr. Hasan had...
  • Hasan conscious, talking

    11/08/2009 6:43:11 PM PST · by Saije · 138 replies · 3,277+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11/8/2009 | Steve Kreytak
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is awake and talking, a Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman said Sunday. Dewey Mitchell, public affairs chief at the hospital, said he did not know if the accused gunman in Thursday mass shooting at Fort Hood is talking to investigators. “I am not sure how much he is talking,” Dewey Mitchell said. “There is some communication going on. I just got that indication from people on our nursing staff.” Hasan, wounded four times in a shootout with post police, is in critical but stable condition, Mitchell said.
  • Obama: 'We cannot fully know' motive of Ft. Hood shooter

    11/07/2009 8:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,378+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/09 | Byron York
    President Obama says "we cannot fully know" what led Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to kill 13 people and wound 38 others at Fort Hood, Texas Thursday. Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before the killings, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces the enemy, and opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam. His rampage at Ft. Hood has the markings of an act of Islamic terrorism. But in his weekly address, Obama says, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing." And while the killings were "heartbreaking" and...
  • Kimberly Munley ended Fort Hood rampage using Virginia Tech lessons

    11/06/2009 3:26:00 PM PST · by Saije · 72 replies · 2,270+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/6/2009 | Patrick Jonsson
    Lessons learned from the horrific Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 are credited with averting an even bigger massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday afternoon when police officer Kimberly Munley confronted the gunman without waiting for backup and took him down with four shots. Reviews in the aftermath of the shootings at Virginia Tech, where 32 died, found that first responders' decision to be careful and wait for backup probably cost lives as that gunman moved unchecked from classroom to classroom as law enforcement massed outside. Those findings had found their way to Fort Hood's Special Reaction Team, which had practiced...
  • Dierks Bentley Fan Was Hero Who Ended Fort Hood Shooting Spree

    11/06/2009 2:21:04 PM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,096+ views
    CMT.com ^ | 11/6/2009 | Staff
    In the aftermath of shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people and injured another 30, Dierks Bentley learned that he had a connection to the civilian police officer who stopped the rampage. The singer was featured in a photo with the officer, Kimberly Munley, that made its way to television news shows and the Internet. Bentley met Munley earlier this year during a Fourth of July music festival at the U.S. Army post near Killeen, Texas. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire Thursday (Nov. 5) at Fort Hood. Munley was at the scene and...
  • Munley’s former partner says she saved his life

    11/06/2009 1:29:00 PM PST · by Saije · 43 replies · 2,376+ views
    Lumina News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Brian Freskos
    When Wrightsville Beach police detective Shaun Appler pulled over a suspected drunk driver in 2000, he couldn’t have foreseen the dangerous situation that was about to ensue. Thankfully Appler’s partner, Kimberly Munley, was there to save his life. While Appler was talking to the driver of the vehicle, a third man approached the detective and interjected himself into the discussion. Appler said he asked the third man to leave, when he didn’t, the detective tried to arrest him. A struggle ensued, and the two men eventually rolled down a hill. When they came to a stop, the man was straddling...
  • Officer Who Shot Suspect Is Firearms Expert

    11/06/2009 1:08:01 PM PST · by Saije · 72 replies · 3,315+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/6/2009 | James C. McKinley, Jr.
    The police officer who brought down a gunman after he went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base was on the way to have her car repaired when she heard a report over a police radio that someone was shooting people in a center where soldiers are processed before they are deployed abroad, authorities said on Friday. As she pulled up to the center, the officer, Kimberly Munley, spotted the gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, brandishing a pistol and chasing a wounded soldier outside the building, said Chuck Medley, the director of emergency services at the base....
  • Nidal Malik Hasan, Suspected Fort Hood Shooter, Was Called "Camel Jockey"

    11/06/2009 8:12:02 AM PST · by Saije · 242 replies · 4,123+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Brian Ross
    Fort Hood shooting suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, wanted out of the Army after being constantly harassed by others in the military and was called a "camel jockey," his family said. As Hasan was about to be deployed to Iraq, he was suffering from some of the same stresses that he was trained as an Army psychiatrist to treat. Although the 39-year-old had just been promoted to major in May, his family says he had hired a lawyer to help him get out of the Armed Forces. "Apparently became very disgruntled in the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan and voiced...
  • Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan Was 'Calm,' Methodical During Massacre

    11/06/2009 5:30:04 AM PST · by Saije · 89 replies · 3,248+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/6/2009 | Emily Friedman
    Witnesses to Thursday's massacre at Fort Hood said alleged shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was calm as he opened fire at a crowd of young soldiers, pausing only to reload before he was taken down by a female officer that many hailed today as a hero. "It was very deliberate in his approach, they said that he was calm," Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, the base commander at Fort Hood, told "Good Morning America" today. "Several soldiers shot multiple times and were recounting how they were shot." The attacker killed 13 people, mostly military, and wounded 30. The Fort Hood...
  • Fort Hood tragedy Family: Suspect ‘wanted out of the military'

    11/05/2009 9:59:36 PM PST · by Saije · 10 replies · 866+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/6/2009 | Mary Pat Flaherty
    He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, according to his aunt, was on the eve of his first deployment to war. On Thursday, authorities said Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Arlington, Va.-born psychiatrist, shot and killed at least 12 people at Fort Hood.*** Nidal Hasan spent much of his professional career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., caring for the victims of trauma, yet he spoke openly of his deep opposition to the wars in Iraq and...
  • Who is Nidal Malik Hasan?

    11/05/2009 9:07:28 PM PST · by Saije · 29 replies · 1,612+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 11/5/2009 | Staff
    Age: 39 Education: 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech University. Received doctorate in psychiatry from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Career: U.S. Army psychiatrist. As of Oct. 13, he had less than a year of clinical practice. From 2003 through this summer, was an intern, a resident and then a fellow at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Also, he was listed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress as a fellow for disaster and preventive psychology. Commissioned as a captain, he was promoted to major in May. Personal information: He...
  • Muslim groups fear backlash after Fort Hood rampage

    11/05/2009 8:54:48 PM PST · by Saije · 59 replies · 2,888+ views
    National Post/AFP ^ | 11/5/2009 | AFP
    Fearing that a gunman who killed 11 people at a military facility in Texas may have been Muslim, US Islamic groups were bracing themselves for a public backlash against the faith today. Soon after Pentagon officials named one of the shooters at the Fort Hood facility as Nidal Malik Hasan, Islamic groups rallied to condemn an act President Obama had earlier described as a "horrific outburst of violence". "The guy's name is a Muslim name," Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) told AFP, expressing fears about damage to inter-faith relations, already strained by the September 11 attacks,...
  • No death penalty for notorious S.F. killings (Cold blooded murder, deja vu for DA Kamala Harris)

    09/10/2009 2:32:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,473+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/10/09 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will not seek the death penalty for an alleged gang member accused of murdering a father and two of his sons last year, a prosecutor said today. The announcement in San Francisco Superior Court means that Edwin Ramos will at most serve life in prison without parole if convicted of the June 22, 2008, slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, Matthew, 16. The decision is in keeping with Harris' campaign promise never to seek the death penalty. There had been speculation, however, that with Harris running for...
  • 911 caller who reported slayings of father, others in Glynn County charged...

    08/30/2009 1:46:36 PM PDT · by Amelia · 13 replies · 1,515+ views
    jacksonville.com ^ | 30 August 2009 | Terry Dickson, Jim Schoettler, Teresa Stepzinski
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - As cryptic as ever, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering wouldn't say this afternoon whether the man charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing police in their probe of Saturday's mobile home massacre is tied to the deaths.
  • VPC-Concealed Gun Permit Holders Kill 7 Police 44 Citizens in 2 yrs, nothing about armed criminals

    07/20/2009 8:52:51 PM PDT · by bintenn · 73 replies · 2,776+ views
    Violence Policy Center ^ | July 20, 2009 | VPC
    Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Kill 7 Police, 44 Private Citizens Over Two-Year Period 31 Incidents Result in Criminal Charges or Suicide of Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Washington, DC--Concealed handgun permit holders killed at least seven police officers and 44 private citizens in 31 incidents during the period May 2007 through April 2009 according to a new study (http://www.vpc.org/studies/ccw2009.pdf) released today by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The release of the study comes as the U.S. Senate is expected to take up today--Monday, July 20--an amendment to the defense authorization bill (S. 1390) that would create a de facto national concealed...
  • LAPD ties 72-year-old man to two waves of serial killings (may have killed up to 30 elderly women)

    04/30/2009 12:08:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,492+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/30/09 | Andrew Blankstein and Joe Mozingo
    The first wave of slayings haunted Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. The killer slipped mostly unseen through the night, preying on older women who lived alone. He raped them and squeezed their necks until they passed out or died. On the 17 who were killed, he placed pillows or blankets over their faces. The second wave hit a decade later in Claremont -- five older women raped and strangled, faces again covered. Even with at least 20 survivors, police never connected the two homicide-and-rape rampages nor solved either of them. The victims gave conflicting descriptions of the rapist, police in...
  • FBI Links Long-Haul Trucking With Serial Killings

    04/06/2009 5:37:34 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies · 1,552+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 5, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Washington, DC (AHN) - An FBI program that investigates unsolved killings along highways has linked long-haul truck drivers with hundreds of murders across the country, the Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend. The Highway Serial Killings Initiative (HSKI) has solved more than two dozen killings since it started five years ago, authorities said, according got the Times. At the center of HSKI's operation is a database holding information on more than 500 female murder victims, whose bodies were discarded at or near truck stops, motels and other places along well-traveled truck routes nationwide. The database also has information on...
  • Genocide Watch- Kenya (Two Stories in One)

    10/09/2008 4:44:41 PM PDT · by mnehring · 1 replies · 380+ views
    1 January 2008Genocide Watch has called a Genocide Alert because of genocidal massacres that are increasing daily in Kenya in the wake of a disputed election between President Mwai Kibaki, who is a member of the Kikuyu ethnic group, and Mr. Raila Odinga, who is ethnically a Luo. Ethnic riots have broken out in Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, and numerous other places in Kenya. People have been pulled from their cars and their identification cards checked for their names, which symbolize their ethnic identity, and then killed if they belong to groups being targeted.  Hundreds of people have already been murdered. ...
  • Killings turn focus on San Francisco sanctuary law

    07/24/2008 5:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 166+ views
    my way ^ | 7-24-08 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The scene repeats itself daily on city streets: a driver gets stuck bumper to bumper, blocking an intersection and preventing another car from turning left. But authorities say that was enough to cause Edwin Ramos to unload an AK-47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing them. The deaths immediately drew public outrage, which intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law.
  • Oprah Won't Tell You Why They Kill...The Left Would Get Angry With Her

    02/15/2008 7:34:16 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 81+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director So, it happens again, this time at Northern Illinois University. Five students are killed by a mad man, numerous others are wounded and then the killer takes his own life. For the next few weeks, we will be hearing loads of speculation as to why. Some will blame the DeKalb, Illinois killings on guns. Some will say the lack of guns at the University prevented school security from defending the innocent. And then some will go into the deeper, psychological explanations for why these young people kill. But many will miss the mark....
  • Killed For A Kiss By Her Own Family

    02/06/2008 2:17:08 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 129+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-08 | ChrisG
    I know that many are, rightly, focused on the Primaries and elections. However, news is also happening around the world. Many of these events may not seem to affect those within the US. However, events in other nations show patterns. Patterns point to outcomes. Outcomes which will directly affect America. Today's post focuses on a series of stories from the UK The first article is from The Sydney Morning Herald concerning honor killings among Islamics. Sadly, this cancer of honor killings extends to the US and Canada, but that is for another post. The grainy video, taken on a mobile...
  • 2 charged in Washington holiday killings (daughter and boyfriend)

    12/28/2007 4:11:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 765+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/28/07 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    2 charged in Wash. holiday killingsBy DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer Posted on Fri, Dec. 28, 2007 AP Photo - King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, left, and Prosecutor Dan Satterberg leave after addressing members of the media to explain charges being filed against a couple accused of killing members of the woman's family, Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in Seattle. Michele K. Anderson and Joseph Thomas McEnroe, both 29, were charged Friday with aggravated first-degree murder in the methodical Christmas Eve shooting deaths of her parents, her brother, his wife and their two young children. The two were ordered held...