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  • A modern-day lynch mob

    12/01/2014 12:59:34 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Their faithful followers are totally convinced in their deception that everyone who disagrees with the President, or anyone on the Left, is a liar or stupid. Nothing typifies the current Propaganda Regime more than the recent attempted railroading of Darren Wilson by the Left and the liberal media outlets. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration have sanctioned rioting and chaos as they perpetuate the lie that police officer Wilson shot an innocent teenager who had his hands raised in surrender. Autopsy reports and video cameras showing that Wilson was assaulted by a man weighing at least 290 pounds,...
  • Motorist beaten to death by several juveniles with hammers; 2 teens held

    11/30/2014 7:15:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    St. Louis-Dispatch ^ | November 30, 2014 | By Denise Hollinshed
    <p>A 32-year-old man was beaten to death with hammers by at least two teens early Sunday morning on Itaska Street.</p> <p>The victim was identified as Zemir Begic, 32, of the 4200 block of Miami Street. He had injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He was taken to St. Louis University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.</p>
  • Marc Lamont Hill on Ferguson Riots: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like"

    11/27/2014 7:14:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    DON LEMON, CNN: First With Marc Lamont Hill, let's talk. You are in New York City. The gentleman there, he said he is up in Harlem. He's marching. He said listen, this generation, we have a voice and they don't want police brutality. He's got to get back to Staten Island. That's another issue. But we're looking, you know, at the protesters there. Is this a generational thing? Is this a young people's movement, Marc Lamont Hill? MARC LAMONT HILL, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: It absolutely is. You know, Dr. King used to say when dogs bite us in Birmingham, we...
  • Ferguson Grand Jury 'Unfair,' Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

    11/24/2014 6:26:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 23, 2014, 1:48 PM ET | By JAMES HILL and DEAN SCHABNER
    A lawyer for the family of the black 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer said today the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unlike anything he's seen before and is unfair. The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, has said that, unlike with a typical grand jury, he would present to this grand jury all the evidence gathered in the police investigation and offer the jurors the opportunity to hear from any witness with relevant information. The target of the investigation, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, was among those who testified. A spokesman for McCulloch...
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/19/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2014 | Laura Collins
    "A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal. Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August. Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, 'We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.' And though the RbG Black...
  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • AWFUL! Rev. Jeremiah Wright at MLK Breakfast: Tea Party Is “2.0 Upgrade of Lynch Mobs” (Video)

    01/21/2014 5:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, gave a speech to a largely black crowd in Delaware on MLK Day. The vile Chicago pastor said the Tea Party is “a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.” Reverend Wright spewed his toxic nonsense in Delaware yesterday at the 30th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Breakfast in Wilmington, Delaware. Rather than rejecting his hate speech the crowd gave him a standing ovation.: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The crowd loved it and gave him a standing ovation. Delaware Online reported, via The Last Tradition: The controversial Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright told a crowd celebrating Martin...
  • Will There Be Blood?

    10/21/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-21-2013 | Allan Erickson
    Push is coming to shove is coming to open warfare. All hell is going to break loose. This is precisely what the Left wants: an excuse to take over. Almost three years ago I attended a meeting hosted by newly-elected Rep. Daniel Webster in Florida. Webster, a successful businessman, father, grandfather, and respected state legislator had just been elected to the House, defeating incumbent Alan Grayson, a witless thug from New York, big promoter of ObamaCare, the colossal disaster of the decade.
  • Ugly scene as Oakland’s illegal “sideshows” make comeback

    09/23/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    Sideshows are rearing their ugly head once again in Oakland. Take a look at this video shot in the aftermath of a crash during a West Oakland sideshow, showing a hostile crowd accosting a woman they believe was responsible. (Warning: profane language) Oakland police said the incident happened about 4:15 a.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. A woman in a burgundy Mazda apparently was following too closely as the driver of a white Chevy Camaro was “doing donuts,” or spinning around in circles, which is typical sideshow behavior
  • ‘I’m not sure how to trust’: George Zimmerman’s family forced into isolation

    08/05/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    “We have to monitor social media and the Internet to see if there are any rallies nearby that pose a specific threat, and we avoid them,” he said, adding that the threats sometimes average 400 per minute. Mr. Zimmerman found himself in a threatening situation in Washington, D.C., when Starbucks employees mistook him for his brother. . . . Someone finally noticed the receipt said Robert instead of George, or R instead of G, and they said ‘Oh, it’s not George Zimmerman‘ and they all calmed down. Someone then said ‘Yeah, but you look like that [expletive], and if you...
  • Court Rules “Manslaughter” in Arab Lynch of Jewish Extremist

    07/30/2013 6:44:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/29/2013, 2:29 PM | Gil Ronen
    The Haifa District Court has found four Arabs guilty of attempted manslaughter in the lynching murder of Eden-Natan Zada, a Jewish soldier who murdered four people on a bus because of his anti-Arab sentiments. The four are Basel Hatib, Naaman Bahous, Basel Kadari and Jamil Safouri. A mob of Arabs was awaiting the decision outside the court and threatening violence if the accused are convicted of murder. Two other accused men, Arkan Kurbazh and Fadi Nasrallah, were convicted of aggravated assault, and a seventh, Munir Zakout, was exonerated. The murders took place on August 4, 2005, during the Terror War...
  • Eric Holder to speak about Zimmerman case in D.C., Fla.

    07/15/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/13 | William Branigin
    With the acquittal of George Zimmerman continuing to reverberate nationwide, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to address the matter Monday in a speech to a predominantly African American sorority. Holder is the featured speaker at the social action luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its 1913 founding by 22 women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Holder travels to Florida to address the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando, a short drive from the Sanford, Fla., courthouse where Zimmerman was found not guilty
  • AP: Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

    07/14/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 275 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.
  • Reid on Zimmerman: ‘This isn’t over with'

    07/14/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday urged the Justice Department to review federal charges against George Zimmerman who was acquitted in Sanford, Fla., of murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. “I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this. This isn’t over with and I think that’s good. That’s our system, it’s gotten better, not worse,” Reid said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
  • ‘Justice for Trayvon’: Audio released of DOJ member urging action against George Zimmerman

    07/11/2013 8:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The legal watchdog Judicial Watch released an audio recording Thursday of a Department of Justice staffer urging Sanford, Fla., city officials and the minority advocacy group Dream Defenders to seek justice for Trayvon Martin, because “if a community perceives that there’s something wrong in the black community, there’s something wrong.”</p>
  • Newly Released Documents Detail the Dept of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 273 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 10, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman. Among JW’s findings: •March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to...
  • Zimmerman Defense Team Accuses Jax SAO of Withholding Evidence(FL)

    10/16/2012 5:30:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 October, 2012 | Leslie Coursey
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's the case that captured national attention: the neighborhood watchman vs. the unarmed teenager. Was it self-defense or second-degree murder? Now, just days before a big pre-trial hearing in the case against George Zimmerman, his defense team has dropped a bombshell, blasting State Attorney Angela Corey and her office. The defense says the state isn't releasing all its evidence, using words like "haphazard and cavalier" when describing the state's handling of the case. To get a little perspective on these allegations, we went to local defense attorney, Randy Reep. He said, "That allegation is concerning because you...
  • What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon

    06/07/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama. As a case in point, consider this boy vs. man fable spun by the New York Times' Charles Blow: A boy's blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy. Blow was writing seven weeks after Trayvon's death....
  • Coulter likens Zimmerman ‘lynch mob’ to another Democratic Party ‘outgrowth’: The KKK

    03/30/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-30-2012 | Jeff Poor
    March 30, 2012 Coulter likens Zimmerman ‘lynch mob’ to another Democratic Party ‘outgrowth’: The KKK Jeff Poor The so-called “Justice for Trayvon Martin” movement has had its share of stumbles along the way, from Spike Lee’s tweet of shooter George Zimmerman’s incorrect home address to other social networking vigilantes calling for Zimmerman’s death. On Friday’s “The Laura Ingraham Show,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter, author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” gave her reaction to the events and likened them to the rise of the Ku Klux Klan as an “outgrowth” of the Democratic Party. “It’s shocking,” she...
  • Pro-Trayvon Protesters Shut Down Sanford Police Department After Barricading Doors

    04/09/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 9, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Protesters supporting Trayvon Martin shut down the Sanford Police Department on Monday after they barricaded the doors in an act of civil disobedience, The Orlando Sentinel’s Rene Stutzman and Bianca Prieto reports. “The city of Sanford hopes the actions of the students will be as peaceful and orderly as the previous rallies and marches have been,” City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel. “We want to be accommodating to all our visitors proving they act in a manner that is respectful to the people of the city.” Members of the US Department of Justice...
  • “Kill George Zimmerman!”

    03/29/2012 10:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jacob Laksin
    Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman has not yet been charged with a crime, but with the aid of a sensationalist media and racial agitators like Al Sharpton, he has already been tried and found guilty in the court of public opinion. Now, the hate-filled public lynch mob wants him dead, too. The Internet now teems with death threats against Zimmerman, many of them explicit. A Twitter account called “KillZimmerman” has been active for nearly a week. The page shows a mug shot of Zimmerman, a bull’s-eye around his head, and reads: “This Page Is 4 Da Ppl Who Believe Zimmerman...
  • Ann Coulter: 'POST-RACIAL' LYNCH MOB (Trial by Media: "White" Guy Guilty)

    03/29/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    'POST-RACIAL' LYNCH MOBMarch 28, 2012 Even after the Duke lacrosse case, Texaco executives allegedly using the N-word in private meetings -- which turned out to be "St. Nicholas" -- the Tawana Brawley case, not to mention virtual hailstorms of racist graffiti and nooses materializing on college campuses, all of which invariably end up having been put there by the alleged victims, the Non-Fox Media (NFM) didn't even pause before conjuring a racist plot in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last month. Like Captain Ahab searching for the Great White Whale, the NFM is constantly on the hunt...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • African-American Lynch Mob

    03/26/2012 6:35:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies · 1+ views
    3/26/2012 | David Horowitz
    Is anybody else out there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who don the mantel of the “civil rights” movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them? Yet that is exactly what they – and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a hatred, as inflammatory as the hatred once spewed by southern crackers against blacks. There is...
  • African-American Lynch Mob

    03/26/2012 5:07:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies · 10+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 25, 2012 | David Horowitz
    Is anybody else out there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (vide: Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse kids) who don the mantel of the “civil rights” movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them? Yet that is exactly what they – and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a hatred, as inflammatory as the hatred once spewed...
  • Spike Lee Does the Wrong Thing: Retweets Zimmerman's Home Address

    03/25/2012 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies · 4+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Yesterday, filmmaker Spike Lee apparently re-tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman--the Hispanic man who allegedly shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.
  • Beware of the Mob

    03/25/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Our Modern Lynch Mob Democracies are in general prone to fits of the mob. Just read the Thucydidean account of the debate of Mytilene. Or watch a 1950s Western as the lynch party heads for the town jail. Fear of democratically-sanctioned madness is why the Founders came up not just with classical tripartite government to check and limit power between the judicial, legislative, and executive branches, but also now generally disdained notions of allowing states to impose property qualifications for voting, the Electoral College, two Senators guaranteed per state regardless of population, and Senators originally selected without direct votes....
  • [August 30, 2007] Richard Jewell, 44, Hero of Atlanta Attack, Dies

    03/24/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 87 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2007 | KEVIN SACK
    Richard A. Jewell, whose transformation from heroic security guard to Olympic bombing suspect and back again came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media, died Wednesday at his home in Woodbury, Ga. He was 44. The heavy-set Mr. Jewell, with a country drawl and a deferential manner, became an instant celebrity after a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta in the early hours of July 27, 1996, Only minutes earlier, Mr. Jewell, who was working a temporary job as a guard, had spotted the abandoned green knapsack that contained the bomb, called it to...

    10/03/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 541 replies · 1+ views
  • Arrests Made in Baltimore McDonalds’ Beating of a Transgender Woman (Baltimore)

    04/23/2011 6:33:46 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 230 replies
    TMR Newswire ^ | 4/23/2011
    An Baltimore LGBT group called Equality Maryland confirmed the victim of the Baltimore McDonalds’ beating is a transgender woman. Lisa Polyak, vice president of the board of directors for Equality Maryland commented on the video. “It does appear that the victim was a transgender woman, and she was brutalized while people stood by and watched,” “There’s no excuse for that violence under any circumstances, but we would encourage police to investigate as a hate crime.” Equality Maryland called on state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to investigate the case as a hate crime.
  • Rutgers Student Taped Having Sex Killed Self (Ravi had tried to film another student)

    09/29/2010 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 102 replies · 2+ views
    CBS New York ^ | 9-29-2010 | John Metaxas
    NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — A Rutgers University student, who was allegedly secretly taped having sex in his dorm room, took his own life, according to his family’s lawyer.
  • Europe's Lynch Mob Mentality (Anti-American and Anti-Israel sentiment whipped up by Euromedia)

    08/03/2010 7:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2010 | James Lewis
    John Cleese is one the great comedians, though his work is uneven. You can see his recent gags on YouTube, where he goes from very funny to obnoxiously hateful. That happens when he talks about American football. We don't really use our feet on the football often enough to justify the word "foot-ball," says Mr. Cleese. Well, whatever. Comedians have to be good at faking emotions, but Cleese's feelings are not faked. If you watch carefully, you can see that he is expressing real rage and hatred in his rant about football. Cleese used to put on exaggerated emotions...
  • Rev. Sharpton's LA leader wants apology for teacher union's "lynch mob" reference

    01/06/2010 9:32:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 505+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/6/10 | Joe Garofoli
    The head of the Los Angeles chapter of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network wants "an immediate and public apology" from the California Federation of Teachers for using the phrase "lynch mob" to refer to the "parent trigger" provision in a "Race to the Top" education bill cruising through the Legislature. But one wasn't coming Wednesday when we talked to CFT president Marty Hittelman. Let's back up a bit. The Rev. K.W. Tulloss, president of the LA chapter of the National Action Network, is referring to this passage from the Jan. 5 edition of "Inside CFT" a missive that...
  • Woman beats 7-foot-3 sex offender with baseball bat

    06/19/2008 10:32:50 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 102 replies · 1,440+ views
    Seattle P.I. ^ | 06/19/2008 | unknown
    On the day that fliers announced a registered sex offender had moved into a Puyallup neighborhood, a woman welcomed him with an aluminum baseball bat. Baldwin (Pierce County Sheriff's Office picture)The 7-foot-3 man was beaten so badly, medics transported him to a hospital. "I kept swingin' and swingin' and swingin," court documents say Tammy Gibson told police, who arrested her in Cottonwood Mobile Home Park. Gibson has been charged with second-degree assault and felony harassment
  • The Imus Lynch Party

    04/13/2007 6:59:04 PM PDT · by foreshadowed at waco · 75 replies · 1,848+ views
    World Net Daily | 4/13/07 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the end, it was not about Imus. It was about us. Are we really a better country because, after he was publicly whipped for 10 days as the worst kind of racist, with whom no decent person could associate, he was thrown off the air? Cards on the table. This writer works for MSNBC, has been on the Imus show scores of times, watches Imus every morning, and likes the show, the music and the guys: the I-Man, Bernie, Charles and Tom Bowman. And Imus is among the best interviewers in our business. Not only does he read and...
  • Pedophile Fire Prompts Town Joy [Australia]

    10/05/2006 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 28 replies · 646+ views
    The Australian Victoria ^ | 10/0506 | Padraic Murphy
    THERE are some crimes that even the police do not seem keen to solve. Armed with Eskies, the residents of the Victorian town of Meringur danced and drank beer as they watched flames engulf the home of Terrence Allan Ellis last Sunday night. Ellis, a 52-year-old alcoholic and former vagrant, was convicted two weeks ago of raping a young girl. Police have quizzed residents over the arson attack and confirmed the fire was suspicious. While nobody in Meringur is owning up to the crime, as many as 40 people from the area celebrated at the time. Even the victim, whom...
  • Lacrosse defense witness arrested. (Black cabbie arrested after refusing to change his story)

    05/11/2006 6:19:27 AM PDT · by rwilson99 · 87 replies · 3,572+ views
    The News Observer ^ | 5-11-2006 | Joseph Neff and Samiha Khanna, Staff Writers
    DURHAM - A Durham police detective investigating the Duke University lacrosse case arrested an alibi witness Wednesday on a 2 1/2-year-old misdemeanor warrant. Taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa said Investigator R.D. Clayton and another officer asked whether he had anything new to tell them about the rape case before driving him to the Durham County jail. He said no and was held for five hours, until a friend posted his bail on a shoplifting charge. Ernest Conner, a Greenville lawyer who represents defendant Reade Seligmann, said the cabbie's arrest amounted to intimidation. "It appears to me they are trying to pressure...
  • New Black Panthers barred from Duke campus

    05/01/2006 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 113 replies · 3,949+ views
    Duke University police barred members of the New Black Panthers from the school's campus this morning. About 40 members of the group came to protest against white lacrosse players charged with raping a black escort service dancer at a team party. Though university officials had said they would be permitted to protest on the private school's grounds, police refused to let them enter the West Campus on Duke University Drive. Officers said students were already overstressed by exams and the protest might further unsettle them. The Panthers, dressed in fatigues, combat boots and flak jackets -- some sporting knives on...
  • Fla. Dad Punches Accused Teacher's Aide

    01/25/2006 12:53:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 257 replies · 6,770+ views
    AP ^ | 1/25/6 | MITCH STACY
    Tampa -- A father marched into a classroom and punched a teacher's assistant in the face after his teenage daughter accused the man of inappropriately touching her. "I'm not real proud of what I did," Dave F. Swafford, 42, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "You have to protect your children, and my daughter does not lie to me." Swafford was charged with felony battery on a school employee after he hit the 35-year-old aide in front of a full class at Lakewood Ranch High near Bradenton on Tuesday, authorities said.
  • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch says US used her as Iraq war symbol

    08/08/2005 9:32:05 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 84 replies · 3,890+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/7/05
    Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, whose capture and rescue in the early days of the Iraq war turned her into a US icon, said in an interview that the US government had used her as an upbeat symbol in the conflict. "I think I provided a way to boost everybody's confidence about the war," Lynch told Time magazine. "I was used as a symbol. They could show the war was going great because 'we rescued this person.' It doesn't bother me anymore. It used to," she said.
  • Clerics threaten holy war over alleged Quran desecrations

    05/15/2005 7:50:47 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 85 replies · 2,136+ views
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2005 | Reuters
    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- A group of Afghan Muslim clerics have threatened to call for a holy war against the United States in three days unless it hands over military interrogators reported to have desecrated the Quran. The warning on Sunday came after 16 Afghans were killed and more than 100 hurt last week in the worst anti-U.S. protests across the country since U.S. forces invaded in 2001 to oust the Taliban for sheltering Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. The clerics in the northeastern province of Badakhshan said they wanted U.S. President George W. Bush to handle...
  • Confessions of a "Salivating Moron"

    02/16/2005 2:23:55 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 64 replies · 2,150+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 19 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I did not realize I was a “salivating moron” until Steve Lovelady, Managing Editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, informed me of that fact. His full quote was even harsher. Regarding the abrupt resignation of Eason Jordan, chief news executive for CNN, Lovelady wrote about us bloggers, “The salivating morons who make up the lynch mob prevail.” I think he meant to write “prevailed.” His statement has become the signature quote in many publications from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal on l’affaire Jordan. However inaccurate, that quote does embody the attitudes of the MSM (“mainstream media”)...
  • Columbia Journalism Review Still Doesn't Have Clue about the Outing of Eason Jordan

    02/14/2005 9:12:05 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 101 replies · 2,395+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 15 February 2005 | John Armor (CongressmanBillybob)
    An article by Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post on the Eason Jordan resignation quoted Steve Lovelady "of Columbia Journalism Review" as saying of this event, "The salivating morons who make up the lynch mob prevail." This struck me as a grossly unprofessional remark by anyone who claimed to be a journalist. So, I wrote a detailed letter to the Editor of the Review, demanding an apology. Back came a letter this morning from Mr. Lovelady, which makes it clear that neither he nor the Review have a clue about the blogosphere. They do not understand our work, nor do...
  • Mexican Police Hunt Lynch Mob

    11/25/2004 9:56:35 AM PST · by followerofchrist · 12 replies · 571+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Thurs, Nov 25 | BBC
    Hundreds of police and federal agents raided a Mexico City suburb on Wednesday night after two officers were killed by an angry crowd. More than 30 people were reportedly held after police with pictures taken in the attack went from house to house. They are also investigating why the two men were not rescued - despite live TV coverage of Tuesday's events. The two plain-clothes officers were burned alive after locals apparently mistook them for child kidnappers.
  • LEADERSHIP: Jessica Lynch and Dirty Rifles

    09/13/2003 9:25:15 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 70 replies · 477+ views ^ | September 13, 2003
    The story of PFC Jessica Lynch in Iraq has revived the long dormant custom of training non-combat troops to defend themselves in battle. This was because, for the first time in many years, American army non-combat troops found themselves under fire during the Iraq campaign. Over the last twenty years, combat training for non-combat army troops has declined. Since 1978, U.S. Army basic training for men and women has been combined. This has led to a steady lowering of basic training standards so that the women can keep up. When basic training was all-male, it was pretty rugged, the idea...

    09/05/2003 2:57:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1,507 replies · 446+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/05/03 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    <p>September 5, 2003 -- The father of a soldier killed in the ambush in Iraq that Pvt. Jessica Lynch survived is furious she's getting a $1 million book deal.</p> <p>"I don't have a problem about her writing about her life, but when it involves not only my son, but of the others injured, wounded or killed, why should one person make money over the deaths of other people?" said Randy Kiehl, the father of Army Spc. James Kiehl, who was killed in action.</p>
  • EAGLES UP! Middle Eastern Man tells US Army soldier on leave: "You aren't welcome here!" [HOAX]

    12/19/2002 5:20:06 AM PST · by Alkhin · 425 replies · 851+ views
    Happening in Houston Reported on KSEV, Houston, The Voice, Jon Matthews show... A soldier on leave from the US Army stopped off in a Conoco station to fill his vehicle and is told by the Middle Eastern man running the place to leave because he is a murderer. Houston FReepers, if you have the information about the address of the station and the number to Conoco, please spread around. Houstonians are already calling into Conoco demanding the oil company take the franchise away from the man who did this to our military. If you live in Houston, please fill this...
  • Defense has had no shortage of witnesses to make its case

    07/15/2002 6:55:50 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 1,105 replies · 923+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | July 14, 2002 | Alex Roth
    Defense has had no shortage of witnesses to make its caseBy Alex Roth STAFF WRITERJuly 14, 2002 A week ago, Janet Roehr, a neighbor of David Westerfield's, testified at his murder trial about some of his routines, including his occasional habit of parking his motor home in front of his house. Her testimony lasted 15 to 20 minutes, but what she said wasn't as important as what she did: She smiled at Westerfield. Roehr was among a parade of defense witnesses who consider themselves friends of Westerfield's and who seem to like him, even as he stands accused of kidnapping...