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  • Good Samaritan Gunman Stops Assault in Progress

    12/27/2014 7:25:57 PM PST · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 2 replies
    DFW.CBSLocal.com ^ | 12/26/14 | Jeff Paul
    SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/26/good-samaritan-gunman-stops-assault-in-progress/
  • Michael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt

    12/26/2014 7:13:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 7:43 PM EST
    A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car. Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuilding the memorial. …
  • Woman charged after throwing bacon, sausage in Framingham police station

    12/26/2014 6:13:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    WCVB ^ | December 26, 2014
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —An Ashland woman accused of walking onto the Framingham Police Department and throwing sausage and bacon says God told her to go "feed the pigs." Lindsay McNamara represented herself in court Friday after being arrested earlier in the day. "Somebody's out to get me," she said in court. "I don't know who it is, but somebody is out to get me." McNamara, 24, is now charged with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property after the incident Friday morning.
  • Mourners Gather at Wake for Slain New York Police Officer

    12/26/2014 1:34:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ny times ^ | DEC. 26, 2014 | MIREYA NAVARRO
    At Christ Tabernacle, a megachurch in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens with thousands of members, an usher known as Ralph had no small task come Sundays. Dressed in a suit, he helped mothers handle baby carriages, steered the elderly to the elevator and personified the “little” in a self-described “big little church” by making churchgoers feel at home. “He had an infectious smile,” said the Rev. Ralph Castillo, one of the church’s 18 pastors. “When I think of Ralph I think of his smile and his consistency. He didn’t have to be there. This is something he chose to do....
  • Eric Garner’s daughter posts address of cop at his death

    12/26/2014 12:55:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    NYPOST ^ | December 25, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding and Corrie Thomas
    One of Eric Garner’s daughters marked Christmas Day by spreading personal information about an NYPD cop who was present during the chokehold death of her father — outraging officers still reeling from last weekend’s execution-style slayings of two policemen in Brooklyn. Erica Garner tweeted that cop Justin D’Amico was “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad,” and directed her 5,000-plus Twitter followers to a Web page that lists ­addresses for D’Amico and five possible relatives. The information was viewed about 500 times before Garner’s stunning tweet was deleted following inquiries by The Post.
  • Woman Accused Of Stealing Christmas Decorations Speaks Out

    12/26/2014 8:56:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 104 replies
    KKTV ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | KKTV
    A married couple allegedly took on the role of "Grinch" this Christmas season and stole Christmas displays from dozens of Colorado Springs families. Jeremy Lewallen, 18, and his 42-year-old wife Carrie Carley were arrested Dec. 19. Police say they used the displays they swiped to decorate their own yard. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News, a neighbor who had his decorations stolen was driving around his neighborhood when he spotted a very familiar looking Christmas display in the suspects' front yard. Police served a search warrant there and allegedly found, in the words of one of the...
  • Marisol Toribio smears poop in employee's faces, police say

    12/25/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by Clemenza · 68 replies
    WPLG ^ | December 25, 2014 | Peter Burke
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A shoplifting suspect, apparently out of options after being confronted by employees, smeared poop in their faces, police said. Marisol Toribio, 32, was arrested Tuesday by Coral Springs police. According to court documents, Toribio was caught stealing from Macy's, so she pulled some poop out of her pants and smeared it on the faces of the loss prevention employees who confronted her. Toribio appeared in bond court Wednesday morning. She faces theft charges, plus a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
  • 10 shot on South, West Sides since Christmas Eve

    12/25/2014 7:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times Wire
    At least 10 people have been shot on the South and West Sides of Chicago since Christmas Eve.
  • Iowa mother delivers her own baby on way to hospital

    12/24/2014 8:08:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    KCCI ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Kim St. Onge
    DES MOINES, Iowa —An Iowa mother delivered her own baby en route to the hospital last weekend. Jessika and Danny Thurman were on their way from their home in Mitchellville to Methodist Medical Center, but their baby wouldn't wait. "I could just feel her, she was coming out and there was no stopping her," said Jessika Thurman. Jessika Thurman said it was only about 20 minutes between when she woke up from a nap with contractions to when she delivered her own baby sitting upright in the passenger seat of the van. The moment was captured on a 911 call...
  • Community replaces stolen wheelchair for 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome

    12/24/2014 5:28:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | ABC
    CORONA, Calif. -- Corona, California police officers delivered a special Christmas gift Monday to a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who had her wheelchair stolen. With the help of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, officers were able to replace the specialized wheelchair stolen last week from her front porch. The original chair cost about $2,500. "This device, it makes sure that the user is restrained, kept safe in the wheel chair. It's also very adjustable, so that as they grow, it can grow with them," said Kaelan Rios with the San Diego Down Syndrome Society. Coincidentally, the stolen wheelchair...
  • Arron Barberian, Toronto restaurateur, fights off mugger

    12/24/2014 1:24:12 PM PST · by BBell · 13 replies
    Toronto police have arrested a man after Toronto restaurateur Arron Barberian fought off a would-be thief in broad daylight in front of his downtown steakhouse. 'I whipped him to the ground a couple of times.'- Arron Barberian The attack happened as Barberian, 50, was taking a cash box from one of his two Elm Street restaurants at about 10:20 a.m. ET on Monday.A man approached from behind and grabbed the box. But Barberian hung on, and fought back. "He pushed me, you know I pushed back. He grabbed the money and then I whipped him to the ground a couple...
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    12/24/2014 5:52:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2014 12:15 AM EST
    A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. …
  • 2 Plead Guilty in Armed Robbery of U of M Students(MN)

    12/23/2014 7:31:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Megan Stewart
    Two have pleaded guilty in the armed robbery of two University of Minnesota students over the summer, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday. Javonta Williams, 20, of St. Paul and Lavelle Grayson, 23, of Minneapolis were accused of confronting two students walking to their residence hall, forcing them to lay face down in the grass, and then taking their IDs, cash and cards, Freeman says...
  • White Cobra That Roamed Thousand Oaks Makes Debut At San Diego Zoo

    12/23/2014 5:02:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    “This morning was the first time the cobra was placed in her new home at the Reptile House,” said Rachael Walton, a keeper at San Diego Zoo, in a statement. “We expect it may take her a few weeks to get used to her new surroundings. Being a cobra, she likes to hide, so visitors to the zoo may want to look closely under the rock ledge or in the planter bank in her enclosure to get a good glimpse of her.”
  • NYC takes on 'man spread'

    12/23/2014 11:18:27 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    amNewYork ^ | Kerry Cavanaugh
    ""Manspread" - the habit some male NY subway riders have of spreading their legs beyond the confine of their hips to take up two, or even three, seats - is a source of increasing irritation for polite riders concerned about the comfort of others."
  • U.S. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter, Its Fastest Rate in More Than a Decade

    12/23/2014 11:08:21 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/23/2014 | NYT
    The American economy grew last quarter at its fastest rate in more than a decade, providing the strongest evidence to date that the recovery is finally gaining sustained power more than five years after it began. Bolstered by robust spending among consumers and businesses alike, economic output rose at an annual rate of 5 percent during the summer months, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, a sharp revision from its earlier estimate of 3.9 percent. The advance followed a second quarter where growth reached a rate of 4.6 percent after a decline last winter that was exacerbated by particularly harsh weather.
  • Northern California lawyer beaten but not robbed in New Orleans

    12/22/2014 7:33:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    A California personal injury lawyer is recovering from a severe beating suffered in New Orleans, and wondering why it happened. Bill Callaham of Sacramento said three strangers beat him unconscious without robbing him -- and he was wearing a Rolex watch and had a cellphone and hundreds of dollars in his pockets. "I don't know if they got interrupted. I don't know if they didn't care," he told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1Cjrv9B). "They apparently made no attempt even to take anything from me."
  • Air rage and emergency exits: Two stormy weeks in Chinese aviation

    12/22/2014 6:25:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | December 19, 2014 | Maggie Hiufu Wong
    Air rage and emergency exits: Two stormy weeks in Chinese aviation By Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN December 19, 2014 -- Updated 0956 GMT (1756 HKT) (CNN) -- Deja vu? Yesterday's news? Nope, it's just another series of air dramas involving disruptive Chinese air travelers. It hasn't been the most peaceful fortnight in the aviation industry -- we've seen the aftermath of a Korean Air exec's "nut rage" and R&B singer Jeremih arrested for attempting to force open a closed airplane door after missing the last call for boarding. In the midst of this unruly behavior have come no fewer than...
  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    12/21/2014 8:13:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2014 6:21 PM EST
    Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple set up its “Snaketivity Scene” featuring a snake offering a book called “Revolt of the Angels” as a gift. The snake is wrapped around the Satanic cross on the 3-feet-by-3-feet display. Capitol rules require that displays have to be taken down each night. In a videotaped interview with the Lansing State Journal, Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Blackmore said her group doesn’t worship Satan but does promote individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and...
  • A slight verbal confrontation with one of Obama's and Holder's people

    12/21/2014 8:09:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    tiny pic photo ^ | 12-21-14 | dfu
    It was in front of a local 99 cents store in Upland. We have all seen it before in California. Workers getting paid to get signatures as part of the California initiative process. With enough signatures, it is placed on the ballot. Of course, in California, no matter how the people vote, the leftists will go judge shopping and overturn the will of the people. As I walked to the front door, I knew he was going to ask. Sure enough, he asked: "Excuse me. Are you a voter in Upland." "Yes, I am" I answered. His eyes lit...
  • Fairbanks sundial marks winter solstice in the far north

    12/21/2014 7:41:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Although decidedly low-tech, the sundial at Weeks Field by Noel Wien Library still marks the winter solstice. On solstice, which this year fell at 2:03 p.m. Sunday, the sun rises in Fairbanks at 10:58 a.m. and sets at 2:41 p.m., for total daylight of 3 hours, 41 minutes. Monday, the sun will be above the horizon for about 9 seconds longer than Sunday. The sun reaches about 2 degrees above the horizon on the shortest day of the year in Fairbanks. Martin Gutoski of the Fairbanks Astronimical Unit built the sundial. According to a bronze plaque at...
  • Ontario [California] Police Officer Saves Life Of 50-Year-Old Woman By Performing CPR

    12/21/2014 6:36:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 21, 2014 3:43 PM
    Officials were sent to the 900 block of South Magnolia Avenue, where Corp. Will Rivera located the 50-year-old female, who was not breathing.
  • Driver calls police, gets arrested on DUI charge after pants fall down

    12/21/2014 8:09:48 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 12/19/2014 | Jorge Millan
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Responding to a 911 call early Wednesday, police found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running, according to an arrest report. The caller who phoned police? Shane Dever Malley, the very man police say they arrested after finding him slumped over in his car near the intersection of N. Congress Avenue and Watertower Road. Malley told police he called 911 through the OnStar system in his vehicle. When police woke Malley up, the 21-year-old had his foot on the break and had “an over-powering smell of alcoholic beverage” coupled with...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teenage son is recovering from injuries after being mugged

    12/21/2014 8:23:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 58 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 21 December 2014 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER FOR MAILONLINE
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teenage son is recovering from injuries after 'being mugged and put in a chokehold by two men' near family's home Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son Zach was robbed near his family's home on Friday night Zach, had 'injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip,' said Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn One mugger allegedly 'threw him in a chokehold' while the other allegedly punched Zachary to the ground A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home...
  • De Blasio Accused Of Having 'Blood On His Hands' [Obama Too?]

    12/20/2014 5:58:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 20, 2014 | CHRIS SPARGO
    De Blasio Accused Of Having 'Blood On His Hands': Thousands attack New York City Mayor for backing anti-cop protesters before two officers were shot dead 'in revenge for Garner' A Move On petition demanding that Mayor de Blasio resign already has thousands of signatures Sharpton has released a statement saying, 'We plan to hold a press conference in the morning to express our outrage and our condolences to the families and the police department' Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said, 'De Blasio, Sharpton and all those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their...
  • Friends baffled as Camille Cosby stands by Bill amid scandal

    12/20/2014 11:19:19 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 37 replies
    Recently, an old friend asked Camille Cosby how she was holding up. The comedian’s wife, married 51 years, was silent for a moment. “You know, everyone has their limits,” she confided. But the glimpse into her pain was fleeting, and Mrs. Bill Cosby was instantly back in the character of the loyal defender. “I think his problem is that he’s far too trusting and he lets things go too far and people can get the wrong idea,” the 69-year-old said. Friends talked to The Post last week about the marriage of Bill and Camille, and why she has not lost...
  • Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

    12/20/2014 7:43:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    chron.com ^ | December 20, 2014 3:26pm
    Berg then threw candles and other items into the congregation, cursed at the priest and advanced menacingly down the aisle toward him, according to prosecutors. A teenage altar server tried to tackle Berg, and then several parishioners in their 60s and 70s wrestled Berg to the floor. Berg struggled with them, and a churchgoer got his gun away from him, prosecutors said. ... An autopsy concluded that Berg's cause of death was heart arrhythmia brought on by an acute stress reaction, with "acute alcohol intoxication" as a factor — his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit for...
  • NY Cop Shooting-Obama fanned the flames towards this.

    12/20/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 66 replies
    Obama needs blame...he fanned the flames instead of asking for respect for the law like any decent president should have....
  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 1:53:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Two NYPD officers have been killed in an 'execution-style' ambush in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car. ...
  • Faculty Senate speaks out against Jindal's prayer rally

    12/20/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.lsureveille.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez
    Plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s upcoming prayer rally are drawing criticism from the LSU Faculty Senate.When students and faculty come back from winter break Jindal will host “The Response,” a prayer rally in the PMAC on Saturday, Jan. 24. The University cannot deny the PMAC from any group who pays the rental fee. “Thus, the University may not have the authority to prevent the use of this facility by its sponsor, the AFA, which, as readers of the newspapers know, has voiced a variety of views that seem inconsistent with the goals and aspirations of a great university,” LSU Faculty...
  • West Harlem Residents Are Fed Up With ‘Aggressive’ Raccoons Terrorizing Neighborhood

    12/20/2014 4:53:23 AM PST · by Gamecock · 76 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 18, 2014
    West Harlem residents say a posse of raccoons has taken over their neighborhoods and in some cases even broken into their homes. “These things think they live here and they actually walk in if you leave an opening,” said resident Lauren Flanigan. Pictures from residents showed a raccoon making itself comfortable on the patio of a West Harlem home, and even coming up to the door. And that raccoon was not alone, residents said. “They came in the kitchen, and they’re not that friendly, and they also pushed the window screens in,” Flanigan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco. “They climb over...
  • Nebraska and Oklahoma are misreading Raich

    12/19/2014 10:21:17 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 19, 2014 | Randy Barnett
    I want to second Jonathan’s take on the lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Nebraska to enjoin the operation of Colorado’s marijuana regulations. Much as I respect Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt, I think this suit lacks merit. Among other vices, it seriously misreads the Supreme Court’s decision in Gonzales v. Raich, which I litigated on behalf of Angel Raich and Diane Monson from the filing of the complaint to the oral argument in the Supreme Court. The Court in Raich ruled that Congress had the power to criminalize the noncommercial and wholly intrastate cultivation, possession and transfer of marijuana notwithstanding...
  • Dangerous implications of the Nebraska-Oklahoma lawsuit against marijuana legalization in Colorado

    12/19/2014 10:16:21 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 69 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 19, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    Co-blogger Jonathan Adler and Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos have pointed out some of the flaws in the lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma urging a federal court to invalidate marijuana legalization in neighboring Colorado. In the unlikely event that the plaintiff states prevail, they will also have set a very dangerous precedent – one that conservatives are likely to rue in other areas. Nebraska and Oklahoma argue that Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana under state law, in the face of continuing federal prohibition, harms neighboring states because it facilitates the flow of marijuana across their borders and may increase...
  • Parents of Colorado theater gunman plead for son’s life to be spared

    12/19/2014 2:34:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Rueters ^ | Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:20pm EST | Keith Coffman
    Defense lawyers have conceded that Holmes was the lone gunman but say he was in the throes of a psychotic episode, a claim his parents repeated in their statement. “He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness,” they said of their son, adding that before the mass shooting, “he never harmed anyone and ... had no criminal history.”
  • Massive Da Vinci fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

    12/18/2014 11:14:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Victoria Kim
    The blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night, all but obliterated a seven-story building of the Da Vinci apartment complex and caused extensive damage to the adjacent 110 Freeway and city buildings. It took 250 firefighters an hour and half to put out the flames that rose to heights taller than many downtown buildings. The total damage was estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
  • Woman Sues Over Elevator Shaft Fall at Fenway Park

    12/18/2014 3:19:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    boston.com ^ | 12.18.14 | 3:16 PM
    The suit says Scotland fell when a closed elevator door opened when she brushed up against it, and she suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, facial fractures and dental damage.
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • Mother accused of burning her 2-year-old with scalding water, industrial strength bleach

    12/17/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FOX4 ^ | December 16, 2014, | Shannon O'Brien and Michelle Pekarsky,
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old. Doctors at Children’s Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred. A child services investigator says the victim twice told her “Mommy is mean,” and stated that the...
  • 911 call after newborn found in Kearns trash: ‘There’s a baby in our garbage can’

    12/17/2014 10:54:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    FOX13 ^ | December 16, 2014, | Ashton Edwards,
    KEARNS, Utah – Authorities have released the 911 call a Kearns neighbor made after finding a newborn in her garbage can. The caller shouted to the 911 dispatcher, “There’s a baby in our garbage can!” She told the operator the baby appeared to be a newborn with umbilical cord still attached and was breathing.
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

    12/16/2014 7:21:48 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    thedailysheeple ^ | December 15th, 2014 | lily dale
    Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. Here's his story. Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell, Jr., pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. A police officer who, according to a police report, chose to follow Bell after observing his driving, arrived shortly after. A subsequent toxicology report showed that Bell had been drinking that night. Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving,...
  • Carrollton shooting gives family 3rd murder victim in 9 months - 'God can't put no more on us'

    12/16/2014 2:44:21 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/14/14 | Ken Daley
    A man was killed and his adult stepson wounded Sunday, after gunmen opened fire on the front porch of a Carrollton home with children playing only a few feet away. Family members identified the dead man as 35-year-old Michael "Puff" Meyers, who lived at the house in the 8400 block of Hickory Street with his mother and six of his seven preteen children. New Orleans police said he was shot once in the back around 1 p.m., collapsed outside his front door, and died a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital. Grieving relatives said he was the third member...
  • Fabiola Santiago: As tolls rise, Florida shorts Miami

    12/16/2014 7:44:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Florida News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Fabiola Santiago
    While Miami-Dade residents were strike recently with new, rare fee hikes on vital east-west arteries, Gov. Rick Scott was rewarding his farming regressive supporters with $9 million to build and urge their toll-free roads. So while down south we compensate a way, a folks adult north who minister reduction to state revenues get a giveaway ride. Poor timing? Irony? A giggle to go with a slap to a pockets of Miami-Dade’s toll-payers? The governor’s proclamation from Tallahassee was all those things — and came by approach of press releases finished with difference of regard from a prolonged register of who’s...
  • 4 arrested in brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company

    12/15/2014 9:38:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Local10.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Michael Seiden
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - An employee who works at a popular brewery in Coral Springs was seriously injured Sunday after he tried breaking up a fight between patrons and a waiter, police said. Coral Springs police were called to Big Bear Brewing Company, 1800 N. University Drive, after receiving multiple 911 calls from employees who feared for their lives. Police arrested Claude Galland, 29, and Michael Laguerre, 29, on complaints of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after witnesses alleged the men assaulted a restaurant employee.
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance – with a little help from the Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to “deny,...
  • Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous’ Takes On Jessica Chambers Burning Case

    The Hacktivist group known as Anonymous has recently come out in support of the Jessica Chambers murder case. The young girl was found burned alive near her vehicle in rural Mississippi. Anonymous claims that the police were ill-prepared to handle such a high-profile case; therefore, the group decided to take the case into their own hands. After hacking into several social media accounts of local known gang members, the group was able to uncover some startling new evidence. The Anonymous Jessica Chambers campaign is being sourced to Twitter via the user @0Hour1, which is labeled as OperationJessicaC. The first tweet...
  • St. Louis Police Officer to be Disciplinedfor Wearing ´Darren Wilson´ Nametag

    12/15/2014 11:24:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Sarah Fisher
    A St. Louis police officer will face disciplinary action for wearing a nametag that read "Darren Wilson" while he was on the job. Wilson is at the center of the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown back in August. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he "couldn´t be more disappointed" and that he thinks the officer will get "some days off for his actions." The officer´s name has not been released. He wore the nametag in a show of solidarity with Wilson last Friday at City Hall where he was
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 11:31:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mia de Graff
    The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street - on the way back from another break-in. The Wyatt family's surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects' Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
  • Dave Workman: Second Amendment Supporters Crowd Olympia, Puyallup

    12/15/2014 9:39:14 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Depending upon whose estimate one accepts, anywhere from 1,000 to perhaps 1,800 Second Amendment activists turned out for a midday rally opposing Initiative 594 in Olympia Saturday, while the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds drew a couple of thousand more looking for pre-Christmas deals, and answers to questions about the state's new, and confusing, gun law.