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  • 2 suspects in volleyball player's death face more charges

    08/29/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2012
    The two teenage cousins charged with the killing of a volleyball star from Wheaton are also accused of robbing and kidnapping a woman a week earlier, police say.
  • Australian jailed over penis hack killing of ex-lover

    08/29/2012 3:53:42 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Aug 29 2012 | anon
    SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months on Wednesday, with a court accepting she was suffering depression. Jian Chen, 47, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her former partner Jin Xiang Peng over his fatal sedation and stabbing in February 2011 amid a protracted and bitter dispute over money and their young son. Jian told a psychiatrist that "something inside me" told her to destroy the "monster's weapon", that he "uses his penis to harm woman and children". "I knew Peng...
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors

    08/24/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A 17-year-old Prince George’s County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday — a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect. The shooting occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday inside a split-level home on a quiet street of single-family houses in the Kettering neighborhood. Detectives are investigating a report that the gunman came through the front door, made his way into the house in the 100 block of Chartsey Street and shot Amber Deanna Stanley. Other family...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Why turn a rape into rape-murder?

    08/20/2012 7:55:26 PM PDT · by sagar · 63 replies
    Please ignore this if you are so "outraged" about Akin that you cannot dissect things more rationally and logically. Akin made a legitimate mistake, in his choice of words. There are no legitimate rapes. A rape is a rape, whether it was legitimate or statutory. A rape destroys life -- the life of the victim. If the rape inadvertently creates life, then that should be cherished as a sign of something good out of something horrible. So, murdering a child conceived via rape is still worth saving. By turning the rape into murder is evil. The grieving victim of the...
  • Fort Hood Shooter Trial Delayed Indefinitely Over Beard

    08/19/2012 5:19:25 AM PDT · by SLB · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Augnust 18, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A military appeals court placed the trial for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan on hold indefinitely Friday amid continuing issues surrounding Hasan’s refusal to shave his beard, CNN reported. The court martial was first halted Wednesday so the appeals court could consider the Army psychiatrist’s objections to being forcibly shaved. He has been fined and held in contempt repeatedly for remaining bearded, which is a violation of Army regulations, but says the facial hair is an expression of his faith. Hasan, 41, is an American-born Muslim. Hasan’s court martial had been scheduled to start Monday for the 2009...
  • 2 dead, 18 wounded in overnight shootings across Chicago

    08/18/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 18, 2012 | Peter Nickeas with Jeremy Gorner
    Twenty people were shot, two fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning. The weekend's violence started about 6:20 p.m. Friday.......... [The article runs about 1000 words, listing locations and times of crimes, the sex and ages of casualties and where on their bodies everyone was shot]
  • 16-year-old arrested, charged with Sikh man's murder

    08/18/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 19 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | August 18, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested on charges of killing an elderly Sikh in Milwaukee, where only days back a shootout at a gurdwara (temple) had left six worshippers dead. Identified as Deangelo Williams, the suspect has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-party to a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted he could be sentenced up to 70 years in prison. A high school student, Williams made a court appearance late Friday afternoon. The judge set bail at USD 250,000. The suspect is scheduled to be back in the court on Monday,...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Pastor’s Faith Tested By His Son’s Murder

    08/13/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 13, 2012 | JP
    Imagine yourself a parent whose 22-year-old son was brutally murdered by three thugs, two of whom have lengthy criminal rap sheets. And imagine the trial of your son’s killers delayed not once, not twice, but three times over the past three and a half years, owing to the legal maneuvers of lawyers representing the accused. That’s the ordeal Pastor Ron Armstrong has endured. And today he makes his way to a Southern California courtroom – yet again – praying that his son’s killers will finally answer for their crime. Pastor Ron freely admits that his soul has been tormented since...
  • More guns = more murders, part II

    08/13/2012 8:37:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Mark LaRochelle
    In the last Debunker, we examined the relationship between gun ownership and the murder rate. We found that the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed that annual gun purchases increased by more than 60 percent over the past decade, while the murder rate declined by more than 14 percent. We concluded that either “(1) there is no correlation between gun ownership and the murder rate, or (2) gun ownership is negatively correlated with the murder rate (in other words, more guns means fewer murders).” Some comments online have argued that we did not prove the point:...
  • Marion Murder Victim Begged For Mercy: Court Affidavit (Indiana)

    08/11/2012 9:00:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Indiana’s NewsCenter ^ | Aug 3, 2012 | Jeff Neumeyer
    An 81-year old Marion man, slain in his own home last month, begged for his life, before two suspects killed him and made off with more than $100,000 worth of cash and valuables. ... a cold-blooded killing. 21-year old Lacy Bradley and 33-year old James Griffith of Rockford Ohio are awaiting extradition to face multiple charges in the beating death of 81-year old Duwayne Lindsey... Bradley and Griffith knew Lindsey was an avid coin collector and came to his residence in the early morning hours of July 21st, under the ruse that they wanted him to check out some old...
  • Fast And Furious Whistle-blower Reaches Agreement Over Retaliation Claims

    08/08/2012 6:13:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | 7 August, 2012 | Carrie Johnson
    Peter Forcelli, an ATF agent who blew the whistle on management lapses in the gun trafficking scandal known as Fast and Furious, has reached an agreement with the bureau over his retaliation claims. A lawyer for Forcelli declined to disclose the terms of the settlement because it was the product of a confidential mediation process. "We can't reveal the details but Mr. Forcelli's smile could not be broader," lawyer Tom Devine, of the Government Accountability Project, told NPR in an interview. "This outcome was a 180 degree reversal by new management... This dispute is over." Forcelli appeared in Congress in...
  • New High: 52% Are Pro-Choice (Rasmussen poll)

    08/06/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 08/06/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    More voters than ever are now pro-choice when it comes to abortion, but just as many view it as morally wrong in most situations. Overall, 52% of Likely U.S. Voters consider themselves pro-choice when it comes to abortion, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-one percent (41%) say they are pro-life. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys...
  • Report: “Sea Hag” Kills Man Over A Beer

    08/04/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/30/12
    CONCH KEY (CBSMiami) – A lower Florida Keys woman known as ‘the sea hag’ reportedly shot a man to death Sunday night because he refused to giver her a beer. Carolyn Dukeshire, 62, has been charged with first degree murder... According to a witness, Dukeshire shot Mazur five times in the abdomen, back and arm after he refused to give her a beer
  • Chinese teen kills nine in knife attack

    08/02/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 2, 2012
    A teenager has been arrested after killing nine people and wounding four others in a knife attack in northeast China, state media reported Thursday. The 17-year-old, who was identified only by his surname Li, barged into the home of his girlfriend armed with a knife following an argument and killed two relatives of the girl, the Legal Daily said. As he left his girlfriend's home in Liaoning province's Xinbin county, he stabbed six more people to death and wounded five, it said. One of the injured died Thursday in hospital, the paper said. Li was arrested near the scene of...
  • CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes

    08/02/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | Aug.1, 2012 | Arthur Kane & John Ferugia
    DENVER -- The psychiatrist treating accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes was so concerned about his behavior that she notified other members of the University of Colorado Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment, or BETA, team that he could potentially be a danger to others, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CALL7 Investigators.
  • Keys woman kills man who denies her a beer, cops say

    07/30/2012 9:32:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | July 30, 2012 | Mike Clary
    CONCH KEY — — A simmering feud over money and unrepaired lobster traps exploded in violence Sunday evening when a woman denied a beer pulled a gun and killed a Keys fisherman, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
  • Miscarriage won't affect charges in Colo. shooting

    07/29/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- A former prosecutor says the man suspected of shooting and killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a Colorado theater won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the victims who was critically injured suffered a miscarriage.