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  • Newborn baby girl found in garbage can in Kearns

    08/27/2014 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Good4UTAH.com ^ | Marcos Ortiz
    UPDATE: Alicia Marie Englert, 24, gave birth to the baby on Sunday. Police say the newborn had not received any medical care or food. Investigators say they learned through the investigation that Englert threw the baby into the trash can. A Probable Cause statement filed by police stated "the birth mother was afraid to tell her parents about her pregnancy. She said she discarded the baby in hopes that it would die and solve her problems."
  • Officials: Man deliberately ruined his $1M car (Drove Bugatti Veyron into Gulf

    08/27/2014 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 08/26/2014
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud. They say he purchased a Bugatti Veyron and had it insured for $2.2 million. The elegant vehicle is considered one of the fastest in the world.
  • Video obtained after pastor, NAACP claim police mistreatment

    SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A week after a Salisbury pastor teamed up with the NAACP to express concerns about police mistreatment, WBTV has obtained video that contradicts the pastor's statements. Reverend Bill Godair of Cornerstone Church held a press conference last week with the head of the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP to say citizens were being mistreated by officers with the Salisbury Police Department, and the Godair himself had been a victim. "Approximately one year ago, I felt I was extremely mistreated by a Salisbury Police officer (I have never shared this with you)," Godair said in an email to Salisbury Mayor...
  • Jewelry store owner, 89, shoots would-be robber five times, cops say

    08/26/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2014 | Brett Clarkson
    LAKE PARK Don't mess with Arthur Lewis. His aim is getting better. For the second time in five years, the 89-year-old shop owner was confronted with an armed bandit trying to rob his jewelry store. He fought back, pulled his own handgun and shot the robber five times. Although the gun weilding thief was half his age, Lewis wasn't giving in. When the robber first pulled out the gun, Lewis grabbed his wrist and began a desperate arm wrestling match. Somehow, Lewis managed to get his own gun out.
  • Police Advise ‘Alarming’ Lights In Sky Are Part Of Camp Pendleton Training Exercise

    08/26/2014 3:19:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 25, 2014 10:59 PM
    CAMP PENDLETON (CBSLA.com) — Residents across Orange County and as far away as Riverside County have called police to report alarming lights in the sky. It turns out the lights are part of a training exercise over Camp Pendleton, according to police, who added the lights may continue into the night Monday. Murrieta police have been flooded with calls. CalFire has even put out an alert for officers so they would know how to respond to people’s concerns. No information has been given on how the lights are being utilized by the base, only that they are involved in a...
  • 'Dead' Jordanian Wakes Up Inside Morgue… But Freezes to SDeath

    Masoud Al Hamdouni, a school teacher, was pronounced dead by doctors at Princess Basma Hospital in the northern town of Irbid after suffering from a heart attack. After Al Hamoudi was sent to the morgue, relatives requested to see his body again, prompting his doctor to order morgue workers to bring the body back. “A coroner report proved that Al Hamdouni woke up inside the morgue on Saturday and tried to get out. He appeared to have struggled to get out before freezing to death,” said Qassim Al Masri, head of the teachers’ association in Irbid. “The report showed that...
  • Saudi Girl Overturns Car to Foil Kidnap Bid

    08/26/2014 1:52:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Crowds gathering around the overturned car used to kidnap two girls in Saudi Arabia. A 23-year-old Saudi girl, apparently influenced by action movies, succeeded in aborting an attempt by two men to kidnap her and her handicapped sister when she abruptly pulled the hand brake, causing the captors’ car to overturn. The girl and her 20-year-old sister were walking to their home in the southern Jazan province when they were intercepted by the two men, who forced them into their car. “On the way out of town, the elder sister jumped to the hand brake and pulled it up forcefully…the...
  • A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi

    08/26/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    Water Cooler Talk ^ | 08/26/14 | Joseph B. St. John
    A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff. No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use. No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice. No one destroyed anyone else’s property to prove they want equality. No, in West Point, Mississippi, people acted civilized. In West Point, Mississippi a group of African Americans attacked two white guys and CNN, FOX and MSNBC will not be there. No special interest groups will be marching in the street and celebrity do-gooders, who protest for profit, will...
  • Child molester dies in state custody

    08/26/2014 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    KTVQ ^ | Q2staff
    DEER LODGE - A man serving a 25-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of children has died. Montana State Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry said Daniel Burns, 76, died Monday at about 6:30 a.m. from an extended illness. Burns was housed in the Lewistown Infirmary when he died.
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • Amish horse and buggy robbed at gunpoint

    08/26/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/25/2014 | Ollie Gillman
    "A masked bandit forced an Amish horse and buggy off a road and robbed them at gunpoint. Three people were travelling along East Eby Road, near Leola, Pennsylvania, in the buggy at 12.40am on Monday when a white minivan suddenly pulled into their, forcing the driver to stop. A bandit, who had his face covered, jumped out of the van wielding a gun and demanding money, police say."
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Investigations launched into multiple Taser use on helpless man

    08/25/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 8-19-2014 | Jim Stasiowski
    When an Oglala Sioux Tribal police officer used her Taser several times on a man lying helpless on the ground in Manderson on Friday afternoon, she was trying to get the man "to wake up and stand up," Ron Duke, chief of the OST Department of Public Safety, said Monday. The man, Duke said, was "lying on the ground, probably passed out, clearly intoxicated." The incident was caught on camera by a passerby who taped the officer repeatedly zapping the man who appears to never resist, defend himself or make any threatening moves. An expert in Tasers said using the...
  • Miss. man beaten after he's warned restaurant wasn't safe for whites...

    08/25/2014 3:08:06 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 61 replies
    www.nola.com ^ | 8/25/14 | AP
    WEST POINT, Miss. -- West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant. Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. "They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done," Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine...
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • Investment & Finance Thread (week Aug. 24 - Aug. 30 edition)

    08/24/2014 2:36:41 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 63 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Aug. 24, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Happy weekend investors!!This week's thread will have to settle for a lame blog at the top due to a severe case of writer's block.  Topics considered were a weekly recap but here's the week in stocks and here's the week in metals.  Another idea was chat about the Fed meeting at Jackson Hole but they're just wrapping it up and the Fed website isn't quite updated.  Another idea is a resume of all the good news & bad news about today's econ condx, but that either keeps changing or it's already been rehashed on these threads by better brains than...
  • I Woke Up Shaking All Over! (6.1 Earthquake @ 3AM)

    08/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT · by lee martell · 42 replies
    August 24 2014 | lee martell
    I had been up late writing quarterly reports as part of my job. I was listening to Schubert's Trout Quintet for strings and piano, on replay. If I must write reports, I like doing so at night, where the quiet forces me to focus. I had finally gone to bed, fading off into Dreamland, when felt unplanned motion. The bed rumbled, rocked. The walls were trembling . Instantly, I knew this was an earthquake, and the first thought was #1, How long would it last? #2. Where are my shoes, pants, car keys and wallets? I have Parakeets and Zebra...
  • Latest TV Campaign Ad, Governor Scott Walker (R, WI)

    08/24/2014 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | Today | Friends of Scott Walker
    Latest TV Campaign Ad, Governor Scott Walker (R, WI)
  • Pasco grandmother tackles man fleeing police

    08/23/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 8/22/2014 | Tyler Richardson
    A Pasco grandmother can apparently hit like a middle linebacker. Joseph Lewis Fry certainly found that out this week when he ran from a Richland police officer. Fry, 20, got into an argument with another man Wednesday afternoon as they were panhandling near Highway 240 and Columbia Center Boulevard, said Capt. Mike Cobb, police spokesman. Officers arrived and started talking to both men. As an officer was talking to Fry, the transient took off and started running toward Fowler Street, Cobb said. Becky Powell, 40, was driving to a music store with her husband and teenage son when she saw...
  • Earthquake Chile

    08/23/2014 4:06:59 PM PDT · by WellyP · 14 replies
    WellyP | 23 Aug. 2014 | WellyP
    Magnitude Mw 6.6 Region VALPARAISO, CHILE Date time 2014-08-23 22:32:24.0 UTC Location 32.72 S ; 71.41 W Depth 40 km Distances 108 km NW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 41 km NE of Valparaíso, Chile / pop: 282,448 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 19 km W of Hacienda La Calera, Chile / pop: 49,106 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23
  • Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

    08/23/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A stolen life-sized statue of United States President Barack Obama was has been returned to its Northern Pennsylvania owner after being discovered on a nearby picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea and a cigarette butt hanging from its mouth.The statue was a staple of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., neighborhood it was stolen from, where owner Tiffany Bruce prominently displayed it on her porch and decorated it for holidays."I peeked my head out the door and Obama's gone and I kind of went into a panic," described a distressed Bruce when the statue...
  • Man Killed In Lancaster [California] Bow-And-Arrow Attack

    08/23/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 23, 2014 10:38 AM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man has died in an apparent bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster. Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 43000 block of 27th West around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived on scene, they found the victim with an arrow wound to the upper torso. The victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but died hours later. Authorities said the incident is now being investigated as a homicide. One person has been taken into custody. It’s unclear what relationship existed between the suspect and victim. No further information was available.
  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 73 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.
  • Bender Shuts Down New Haven Line

    08/22/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 15 replies
    Railpace Newsmagazine ^ | August, 2014 | staff
    On June 20 Metro-North's New Haven Line was shut down for nearly three hours as a result of a junior high student's cardboard robot having been left on an overhead bridge near the Metro-North station at Fairfield, CT. At About 5:30 a.m., a town street sweeper saw it and alerted the Fairfield police who, in turn called in MTA police and a State Police bomb squad and helicopter to seal off nearby streets and investigate; this action also caused M-NR to suspend service. It took the investigators nearly three hourse to realize that the "suspicious object" was merely a homemade...
  • 9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    08/22/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2014 | John Kass
    Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side. And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than 24 hours after he was murdered, here's what I didn't see: I didn't see protesters waving their hands in the air for network TV cameras. I didn't see the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson playing their usual roles in the political race card game.
  • Public Advocate pushes for body cameras for cops in wake of chokehold death

    08/22/2014 1:13:15 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | EDGAR SANDOVAL , BARRY PADDOCK
    n the wake of the controversial caught-on-camera chokehold death of Eric Garner, the city’s public advocate is pushing to equip city cops with body cams to record all interactions with the public. “We’ve got a tool at our disposal, which is used in other jurisdictions, that in fact can improve police-community relations,” Public Advocate Letitia James said Thursday. “The question is why it isn’t implemented in New York City.” The waterproof three-ounce cameras James demonstrated, worn on a lapel or belt, would record audio and visual for up to eight hours on a single battery charge. On July 17, a...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • Beaten Lakewood Deputy Thanks Good Samaritan

    08/21/2014 8:18:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    [Deputy] Love, a 13-year veteran, responded to a domestic-violence call Aug. 15 at a mall in Lakewood, where a man and woman were fighting. As one deputy interviewed the woman, Love went to search the mall for the suspect, later identified as Frankie Estrada, 21. He found Estrada and was walking him out of the mall when Estrada attacked him, knocked him to the ground and began kicking and stomping on Love’s head and neck, authorities said. A bystander intervened and pulled Estrada away long enough for other deputies to reach Love. Sheriff’s investigators are not releasing the good Samaritan’s...
  • 5 things you should know about poverty in Southern California

    08/21/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Pelham · 54 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 | JENNA CHANDLER
    Economists say regional poverty trends are ‘alarming.’ Redlands-based economist John E. Husing issued a dire warning Wednesday, as elected officials from across Southern California pledged to reignite Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty: “If we do not solve this problem, we are not going to want to live in Southern California. The communities are going to become unhinged.” Husing is one of several economists who looked at findings from the 2012 American Community Survey and state Employment Development Department to find out where poverty is concentrated in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino and Imperial counties. Some of the results...
  • DA’s clerk charged with trying to trade info for crack

    08/21/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Now that’s a good wife! A clerk at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office scored free crack cocaine for her husband from a convicted drug dealer in exchange for tips on whether he was being investigated by her boss, court documents revealed Tuesday.
  • Boy, 9, gunned down in backyard: 'Why? Just a child'

    08/21/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Jeremy Gorner, Deanese Williams-Harris
    Antonio Smith liked to tease girls and show off his dance moves in front of his buddies. He loved playing football. Pretty much like any 9-year-old boy.. Wednesday afternoon, Antonio was found in the backyard of a house in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, shot in the chest, hands and arms. He died an hour later at Comer Children's Hospital, where his cousins were at a loss to explain why anyone would want to gun down the third-grader.
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • Planned Parenthood President Uses Ferguson Situation to Push Abortion

    08/20/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A national civil rights and violence debate is brewing because of the tenuous situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But the president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business isn’t letting an opportunity to push her pro-abortion agenda go to waste. LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger has more on Cecile Richards’ latest antics: cecilerichards23And to add more craziness to chaos, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, injected herself into the Ferguson tragedy. Keep in mind, this is someone who derives her $583,000 annual salary from the nation’s largest abortion chain whose home city, NYC, aborts more black babies than are born alive. On Facebook she...
  • great speech

    08/19/2014 11:47:54 PM PDT · by Pelham · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 19, 2014 | the coach
    YouTube video
  • Philly Police Officer Grazed in Head by Bullet, Suspect Shot Dead

    08/19/2014 8:46:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Chang and Dan Stamm
    An overnight shootout in the Tacony section of Philadelphia injured a police officer and left a suspect dead. A bullet grazed Officer Stephen Korpalski in the head as he and his partner responded to a report of an armed man at the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Magee Avenues at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Philadelphia Police.
  • More Police Agencies Considering Body, Dash Cameras

    08/19/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 19, 2014 3:14 PM
    Law enforcement agencies all over Southern California are looking to technology to help quell some of the controversy that inevitably erupts following an officer-involved shooting. From Los Angeles, to Rialto, to Hawthorne, agencies believe cameras can offer transparency in future officer-involved shootings by capturing events on video as they unfold. At Tuesday’s police commission, LAPD Inspector General Alexander Bustamante said an audit of the department’s 21 stations found cameras that were not working, placed in locations with little to no view of holding cells and that lacked “full coverage” of lobbies and other areas where the public has unrestricted access....
  • 70-Year-Old Emirati Woman Claims 'Angel Maid Turned a Demon'

    08/19/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Maryam Alyammahi
    Sri Lankan maid in custodyA housemaid who is accused of harassing her old Emirati employer has been arrested. The 70-year-old woman, named Aisha, lives alone in Sharjah. Her son, Omar, had arranged for the maid, who hails from Sri Lanka, through an agency last month, since his mother refused to live with him. In the beginning she was extremely helpful, kind and looked after the old lady as if she was her own mother. “She was almost like a sweet angel,” said Aisha. “ I was so happy with her that I gave her one of my mobile phones. Later,...
  • 5 Omani Women Held for Jewellery Theft

    08/19/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Kuwaiti police arrested five Omani women after security cameras showed they have robbed several gold shops in the oil-rich Gulf emirate. The five used to go into jewellery shops with a little boy and pretend to try some items to detract the attention of workers before leaving the shop with their loot. Police had been baffled by the camera’s failure to identify their faces before they decided to trick the women into falling in a trap. “Police published fake attractive offers for jewelry and cosmetics on an Instagram account they set up for this purpose. They then installed several cameras...
  • "ISIS HERE" sign in Ferguson!

    08/19/2014 4:38:53 AM PDT · by connell · 30 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 8-19-14 | Jonathan Tallman
    On Monday night during an evening broadcast from the Ferguson protests with Jake Tapper, there a banner that said “ISIS here” that was being held behind Tapper as he reported. The banner is a chilling reminder of the radical Islamic terror group that has been put on the map by it’s takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and declaring itself the Islamic Caliphate. Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was quick to point out the chilling nature of the photo . . .
  • And What About Facial Injury Photo's Of Darren Wilson? Shouldn't They Be Released Now?

    08/19/2014 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 92 replies
    Being Darren Wilson was sent to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries,and possibly other injuries suffered during the struggle over the weapon,why haven't we seen pics from the hospital by now?It didn't take long before pics of George Zimmerman were released,of which later embarrassed all those who fabricated stories of what actually happened.This case is very similar.And officer finds himself in a violent scuffle with a suspect,but in this case the suspect has a 100 or so pound advantage.And after what Mike Brown did to his face,Officer Wilson was still able to shoot Brown in the fashion he was...
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Police tell Detroiters to buy guns in city riven by race issues and crime

    08/18/2014 9:53:01 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 8 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | Sunday 17 August 2014 | Rose Hackman
    Detroit police chief James Craig – nicknamed “Hollywood” for his years spent in the LAPD and his seeming love of being in front of the camera – has repeatedly called on “good” and “law-abiding” Detroiters to arm themselves against criminals in the city. His words have not fallen on deaf ears. Patricia Champion, a 63-year-old lifelong Detroiter, a grandmother and retired educator, decided to get her concealed pistol license - a CPL - two years ago after her son said he was increasingly worried for her safety. Champion, a resident of northwest Detroit, mostly keeps her gun, a 9mm Glock...
  • Ferguson Missouri Riot Video Thread

    08/17/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 85 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | August 17 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    I thought this would be a good place to post video links of the rioting in Ferguson Missouri and links to news coverage and live stream recordings.
  • Who needs a man once an Alaska girl has mastered the chain saw?

    08/17/2014 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 104 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014 | Laureli Kinneen
    NOME -- I used to joke and tell my friends that other than for obvious reasons, I only need a man to operate my chain saw. Because really, I’m an Alaska girl, and can bleed the line when I run out of fuel at the house. I thaw my pipes when they freeze. I can change a flat tire, butcher a caribou and catch, filet, smoke and can a silver salmon. Oh, and shoot a few ptarmigan with a .22 for dinner. You know. Normal stuff. But here’s the thing. I’ve relied on a man for seven years to supply...
  • Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo

    08/17/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 8-15-2014 | By Annie Getsinger |
    Fighting Bob Fest will return to Baraboo next month after taking place in Madison for the past three years. The political festival, set for Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, was first held in Baraboo in 2002 to honor the legacy of the late U.S. senator and former Wisconsin Gov. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. La Follette is considered one of the founders of the progressive movement and organizers say the intent of the festival is to honor his contributions and energize progressives by providing a forum for speakers, networking and camaraderie. The annual festival, which draws thousands, was...
  • Dallas family turns grandmother's cinnamon roll recipe into delicious business

    08/17/2014 12:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Dallas culturemap ^ | Carolyn Overbeck
    Amy Collins knew a good thing when she tasted one. Her grandmother, Rochelle — known as “RoRo” to the grandkids — baked dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls in her Garland kitchen, which she sold at church and school fundraisers. The cinnamon rolls had also become a Christmastime tradition in their family. “I wanted to find a way to always have her cinnamon rolls around for Christmas for my kids and my grandkids,” says Collins, 29, who lives in East Dallas. To do that, she enlisted her husband, Lauren, to help her start a business using her grandmother’s recipes — which...
  • Watch Giant Crocodile Chase Boy Swimmer

    08/17/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014
    This video footage captures a boy swimming with a huge crocodile chasing him. The incident is believed to have happened in Mexico.
  • 5 killed, 23 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

    08/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
  • Potential ‘16 rivals defend Rick Perry

    08/16/2014 11:13:02 PM PDT · by DRey · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/16/2014 | Burgess Everett
    Rick Perry’s potential 2016 GOP rivals on Saturday rushed to the Texas governor’s defense in the wake of his indictment on allegations of abusing his office. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all came out in strong defense of Perry, who on Saturday said he would fight the “farce” indictment. Cruz, who previously served as a top lawyer for the Lone Star state, blasted the prosecution as “politically motivated” and lit into what he deemed as the “sad history” of the prosecutors, a reference to previous legal efforts aimed at Texas Republicans.
  • Darren Wilson,.....governor declares state of emergency after six days of rioting and protests

    08/16/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mail online ^ | Dan Bates In Ferguson, Missouri for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot dead unarmed black teen Michael Brown pictured as governor declares state of emergency after six days of rioting and protests Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who has been identified as the police officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, was pictured for the first time in a report on Saturday as a state of emergency was declared in Ferguson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that he has signed an order declaring a state of emergency 'to keep the people safe' and implemented a midnight to 5am curfew. Yahoo News published the...