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  • Nelson Mandela's widow calls for urgent climate action at UN

    09/25/2014 2:22:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 24, 2014 12:55 EDT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challenge of climate change. :snip: The Green Climate Fund was founded in 2010 to help poor countries cope with climate change. UN officials and developing country diplomats have said repeatedly it will not be possible to reach a climate deal in Paris, without a significant fund for those countries which did the least to cause climate change but will bear the brunt. South Korea and Switzerland went on to pledge $100m each, Denmark pledged $70m, Norway...
  • Pennsylvania death row inmate asks federal judge for stay of execution (Illegal Alien)

    09/16/2014 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 16 September 2014 | Brian Bowling
    A Blair County man to be executed for three first-degree murder convictions asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his execution by Pennsylvania while he appeals his sentences. Miguel Padilla, 34, of Gallitzin plans a federal challenge of the constitutionality of his convictions and sentence, said the brief filed by Marshall Dayan, an assistant federal public defender who specializes in death penalty appeals. He's also asking for the court to appoint an attorney to handle his final appeal and waive his filing fees. Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the death certificate for Padilla. Padilla's state appeals ran out...
  • Surprised by Joy: A response to Richard Dawkins on Having a Child with Down syndrome.

    08/23/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2014 | By Matthew Hennessey
    Every once in a while people let their guard down and say what they really think. For Richard Dawkins, Wednesday was one of those days. In an extraordinary moment of public honesty, Dawkins, the British evolutionary biologist and militant atheist, wrote on Twitter that “it would be immoral to bring [a child with Down syndrome] into the world if you have the choice.” It was a statement that no doubt delighted the utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer, his friend and fellow traveler, who has advocated the killing of disabled infants on the grounds that they are not rational and self-conscious...
  • Sarah Palin responds to atheist Richard Dawkins re: Aborting Downs Syndrome babies

    08/21/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Sarah's facebook page ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. Dawkins, I'd let you meet my son if you promised to open your mind, your eyes, and your heart to a unique kind of absolute beauty. But, in my request for you to be tolerant, I’d have to warn Trig he must be tolerant, too, because he may superficially look at you as kind of awkward. I'll make sure he's polite, though! Love, Sarah Palin & family
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times during lengthy execution some call botched

    08/01/2014 8:12:40 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 62 replies
    Fox News/Associated Press ^ | Published August 01, 2014 | Associated Press
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday. Records released to Wood's attorneys show he was administered the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone in 50-milligram increments 15 times between 1:53 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., for a total of 750 milligrams of each drug. He was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. after gasping more than 600 times while he lay on the table.
  • Double murder's botched execution prompts Arizona gov to order review

    07/24/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 38 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." In ordering the review, Brewer said...
  • Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate

    07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 101 replies
    A via The Verge ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nathan Ingraham
    An execution taking place in Arizona tonight appears to have gone horribly awry. According to a report from the Associated Press, inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood "gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour after the execution began. Wood was not pronounced dead until 3:49PM MT, one hour and 57 minutes after the beginning of the procedure. Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal during the execution, noting that he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" but was still alive some 70 minutes after the execution began. The whole process should have taken 10 minutes, Wood's...
  • OJ on the Run: The Bronco Chase

    06/15/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 6-2014
    THE CHASE ON YOUTUBE
  • Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine (Lindh)

    05/27/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2014
    Here is one of those shameful only in America stories: A convicted terrorist serving 20 years in a high-security Indiana facility is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons because the mandatory jail uniform violates Muslim wardrobe rules. Can anyone imagine this occurring in any other country? The unbelievable story comes out of the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary in western Indiana. The facility houses 1,514 male offenders, including a convict dubbed the American Taliban. His name is John Walker Lindh and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks he was captured in Afghanistan for aiding the Taliban against United States troops. Lindh subsequently...
  • Trooper wounded in I-70 shootout in critical condition; suspect shot dead ID'd as convicted killer

    05/08/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Ferrugia
    DOTSERO, Colo. - A state trooper was rushed to the hospital after he was shot while helping a driver who was stopped on the side of Interstate 70 near Dotsero. The Colorado State Patrol identified the trooper as Eugene Hofacker, a 6-year veteran, who is listed in critical but stable condition at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Hofacker is assigned to the Vail Troop Office. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said the trooper was shot as he approached the driver-side window of the suspect's car. A second trooper returned fire and killed the suspect. ... the dead man is...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Is Finally Blowing Up Big-Time

    05/01/2014 8:45:35 PM PDT · by IChing · 41 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/1/14 | Donald Joy
    Suddenly, the investigation into the 9/11/2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has taken an astonishing turn toward exposing the Obama administration’s cynical fraud and dereliction of duty in the weeks just before the last presidential election. Yesterday, in a rare occurrence of mainstream journalistic integrity, ABC’s Jon Karl discovered his inner reporter and opened up a can of bitch-slap on Obama’s press prostitute, Jay Carney, over the damning revelations contained in emails which have finally been released. Carney’s lies got no traction as Karl delivered withering fire without letting up. Watch the glorious smackdown here: Suddenly, the investigation...
  • Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during Las Vegas speech

    04/10/2014 4:55:31 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 53 replies
    Al-Reutors ^ | Thu Apr 10, 2014 | DAN WHITCOMB
    (Reuters) - A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.
  • Boy accused of killing mom, sister gets ‘field trips’ ( New Mexico)

    04/02/2014 8:37:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 04/01/2014 | Ryan Luby
    The family of Tony Day, the boy accused of killing his adoptive mother and adult sister, doesn’t understand why he’s allowed to take “field trips” while in custody. “There’s no sense in it. I mean—absolutely none,” Mike Day, the boy’s adoptive father said. In November 2012, police said Tony, then 14-years-old, shot Sue Day and stabbed Sherry Folts in the family’s Tucumcari-area home. The case has not yet gone to trial. “If the gun hadn't jammed, he'd have killed me and the little girl we were taking care of,” Mike Day said. Mike and his wife Sue were foster parents...
  • Kerry wants terror chief freed in exchange for Israeli spy

    04/01/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 3/31/14 | Aaron Klein
    Architect of Palestinian intifada, Pollard in peace-talks deal TEL AVIV – The U.S. consideration to free convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is tied to the release from Israeli jail of Marwan Barghouti, the accused architect of the Palestinian intifada, the terror campaign that began in September 2000, according to informed diplomatic sources here. The deal is being discussed between Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Besides the freedom of Barghouti, the U.S. is also demanding that Israel agree to a final-status framework deal on all core issues in exchange for releasing Pollard. Core issues include the...
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • Man convicted of slaying 7 awarded nearly $500K

    03/10/2014 7:50:08 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 16 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 03-10-2014 | Michael Tarm
    CHICAGO - A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face. Victims' relatives Sunday criticized jurors' decision for James Degorski, who, with an accomplice, shot and stabbed two restaurant owners and five workers at Brown's Chicken and Pasta during a botched robbery. Their bodies were found in a walk-in cooler and freezer. Degorski, now 41, accused a Cook County Jail guard of punching him and breaking his...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • Florida Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill Gets Nearly 14 years in Prison

    01/29/2014 5:55:14 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Original Title:Florida Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill Sentenced to Nearly 14 years in Prison A twisted Florida man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill last year and killing their 6-week old fetus. John Andrew Welden, 29, apologized Monday for his actions as a federal judge in Tampa handed down the 13 year, 8 month sentence. But his victim, former girlfriend Remee Jo Lee, demanded the judge show the calculating fiend “the same amount of mercy that he showed me during my pregnancy,” the Tampa Tribune reported....
  • Family alleges Ohio execution unconstitutional

    01/25/2014 6:51:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 25, 2013
    Family alleges Ohio execution unconstitutional January 25, 2014 AP COLUMBUS, Ohio – The prolonged execution of an Ohio inmate during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted amounted to cruel and unusual punishment which should not be allowed to happen again, the inmate's family said in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed late Friday, also alleges the drug maker that produced the medications illegally allowed them to be used for an execution and should be prohibited from making them available for capital punishment. McGuire "repeated cycles of snorting, gurgling and arching his back, appearing to writhe in pain," the lawsuit said....
  • 'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'

    01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"?...
  • Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison

    01/18/2014 12:28:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/17/14 | AP
    BOSTON – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, saying receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected "even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox." U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in 2012 that the state Department of Correction must provide sex reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek and is serving a life sentence for the killing of his wife in 1990.
  • ‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution

    01/10/2014 7:39:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 136 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 10, 2014
    ‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution Published January 10, 2014 Associated Press A man has been executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary almost 20 years after orchestrating the brutal assault and robbery of his co-worker at a Tulsa convenience store. Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was convicted in the killing of Richard Yost, 30, who aspired to one day manage the Quiktrip store. Wilson, who was convicted of first-degree murder, was the third person executed for the February 25, 1995, crime; the fourth defendant is serving a life term.
  • Karl Pierson – dead 18 year old Arapahoe High School shooter (hated Republicans)

    12/13/2013 9:01:58 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 90 replies
    In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith who through his invisible hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as "Keynesian." "...I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn't the market correcting itself?" he wrote. "If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn't it be able to overpower regulations?" Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing "you republicans are so cute" and posting an image that reads: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em...
  • The Branding of Nelson Mandela

    12/12/2013 3:14:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, December 12 | Michelle Singletary
    Will the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at age 95, be cheapened by all kinds of consumer goods? “From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa,” reports Reuters. Mandela divided the management of his legacy between a series of trusts to handle his finances and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which serves as custodian of his wider moral legacy, the news service reports. A portion of the revenue from Mandela Foundation’s 46664 clothing line — named for his...
  • 8 Photos You Didn't See From Obama's Trip to South Africa

    12/12/2013 7:48:34 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 97 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 12/11/2013 | Nina Ippolito
    On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. According to Fox News, the “international incident” was so bad that, “The tsk-tisk-ing could be heard across continents.”Liberal news outlets countered with a photograph from former President George W. Bush’s Instagram feed, taken at the same memorial, in which he’s seen posing with pop star Bono.Two things...
  • Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela

    12/06/2013 2:24:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Carla Marinucci
    Gov. Jerry Brown said flags would be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and issued this reaction: “Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society. His courageous life shows what’s possible when one acts on his convictions.” Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a statement saying, “I will never forget the time I spent with President Mandela.” The former governor recalled how “during the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in South Africa, I had the opportunity to stand with him in his former jail cell at Robben Island to light the torch, and his legend grew...
  • Montana ex-teacher freed after month in jail for raping student

    09/26/2013 6:27:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    A former high school teacher in Montana was released from prison on Thursday after serving just one month for the rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself, a corrections department spokeswoman said. The surprisingly lenient term given Stacey Rambold, 54, for the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez drew a firestorm of public outrage. The state attorney general has appealed for a longer sentence to the Montana Supreme Court, and several groups are seeking the ouster of District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who handed down the sentence. The outcry from women's groups was further inflamed by remarks Baugh made...
  • Upated: Illegal abortion facility closed down in Birmingham

    08/09/2013 2:26:38 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Aug 08, 2013 16:04 EST | Ben Johnson
    BIRMINGHAM, AL, August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alabama judge has shut down Birmingham's New Women, All Women abortion facility after finding its owner was illegally operating without a state license. Judge Joseph Boohaker of the Jefferson County Circuit Court also permanently barred its alleged proprietor, Dr. Bruce Norman, from operating an abortion facility at this location in the future. The decision comes just one day after an ambulance was called to the Jackson Women's Health Organization in Mississippi, where Dr. Norman also performs abortions, to transport a pale brunette woman to the hospital.
  • O.J. Simpson wins parole in robbery case

    07/31/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT · by tje · 37 replies
    ap ^ | Jul. 31 12:39 PM EDT | Unattributed
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday released an order approving the former NFL star's parole request.
  • Tom Joyner Offers to Pay Education Costs for Trayvon Martin Friend Jeantel

    07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 53 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/19/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel will enjoy a full ride to any historically black college or university of her choosing thanks to radio personality, philanthropist, and media executive Tom Joyner. The 63-year-old made an offer to pay for all of Jeantel’s education needs on open air July 16, and the 19-year-old accepted in an interview on HLN the following day. “If there’s something that I can help her do—that she wants to do—I want to help,” Joyner said during a phone interview with Jeantel and her attorney, Rod Vereen, during The Tom Joyner Show. Joyner made the offer after viewing...
  • Satan Worshiper Gets Life in Prison for Killing, Skinning Mom

    07/19/2013 3:40:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7/17/2013
    Moises Meraz-Espinoza walked into the Huntington Park Police Department two years ago to report a crime: He had killed his mother.Officers went to the Maywood apartment that the then-18-year-old factory worker shared with his mother, Amelia Espinoza, 42, and found a gruesome scene. A trail of blood led to the bathroom, where plastic covered the walls and floor. There, they found an electrical circular saw with pieces of bone, blood and flesh stuck to the blade. Nearby, in a freezer, police found skin and muscles stored in plastic bags. The woman’s skull, with all her teeth plucked out, her eyes...
  • Sex offender charged with murdering eight-year-old Florida girl...[truncated]

    06/22/2013 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 22 June 2013 | Anon
    Sex offender charged with murdering eight-year-old Florida girl less than ONE HOUR after mom let him take her to McDonald’s after befriending family at dollar store [complete headline] Charish Perriwinkle, 8, was out with her mom and two siblings on a late night Friday shopping trip Florida sex offender, Donald Smith, 56, spoke with family and offered to take the girl for a burger Smith abducted Charish and a police search began within minutes of her disappearance Child's body was found at local church early Saturday morning Smith is now back in custody, caught by police as he was fleeing...
  • Bomb threat to Texas courthouse unless demands of Fort Hood jihad mass murderer met

    06/19/2013 9:46:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 6/19/13 | Pamela Geller
    This tactic is new but hardly surprising because Muslim threats work. We are constantly told don't say this, don't do that or jihadists will get violent. Bomb threat to Texas courthouse unless demands of Fort Hood jihad mass murderer met Jihadwatch "Sheriff Eddy Lange says Hasan hasn't made any demands." Maybe the one who made the threat was referring to his desire to base his defense on his desire to protect murderous Taliban jihadists. "Bomb threat made at courthouse near Fort Hood," from the Houston Chronicle, June 19 (thanks to Robert): BELTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says someone...
  • Judge bans Fort Hood suspect’s ‘protecting Taliban’ defense strategy

    06/14/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2013 | AP
    FORT HOOD, Texas — A uniformed Army psychiatrist had no justification for gunning down U.S. troops and won’t be allowed to tell jurors that he was protecting Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, a military judge ruled Friday, appearing to clear the way for the Fort Hood murder trial to begin. Maj. Nidal Hasan’s “defense of others” strategy fails as a matter of law, Col. Tara Osborn said during a 45-minute hearing. That strategy must show that a killing was necessary to prevent the immediate harm or death of others. Osborn said no soldiers at the Texas Army post on Nov. 5,...
  • Bolivian villagers bury suspected killer alive with victim

    06/07/2013 5:01:05 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 June 2013
    LA PAZ, Bolivia – Villagers in Bolivia's southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said Thursday. Police had identified 17-year-old Santos Ramos as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco Sunday in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located. Enraged, more than 200 community members seized Ramos and buried him alive alongside his alleged victim Wednesday night, according to Barrios. He said residents on Thursday...
  • Report of the Grand Jury (Gosnell the abortionist)

    04/14/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT · by fso301 · 70 replies
    Philadelphia District Attorney ^ | Jan 14, 2011 | R. Seth Williams
    This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something...
  • ‘Shocked and Disgusted’: Man Whose Father Was Killed by Weather Underground Speaks Out

    04/05/2013 3:37:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/5/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    While the notorious domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground was founded decades ago, its surviving members have gone on to become part of America’s “intelligentsia.” In fact, despite her conviction for murder, radical member Kathy Boudinhas even been appointed as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Boudin, who served 22 years in prison for her role in the 1981 Brinks truck robbery that claimed the lives of three people, has never shown remorse for her crimes and even allegedly lamented before students at New York University last month on how she wished her friends and fellow convicted...
  • Ohio man who sexually assaulted baby seeks mercy ["Mommy's boyfriend" raped and killed her baby]

    04/02/2013 10:40:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Yahoo news/Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2013 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Condemned killer Steven Smith's argument for mercy isn't an easy one. Smith acknowledges he intended to sexually assault his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but says he never intended to kill the baby.The girl, Autumn Carter, of Mansfield, died because Smith was too drunk to realize his sexual assault was killing the child, Smith's attorneys were telling the Ohio Parole Board on Tuesday. And Ohio law is clear, they say: a death sentence requires an intent to kill the victim. "The evidence suggests that Autumn's death was a horrible accident," his attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said...
  • Democratic Legislator: I Don’t Regret Killing My Baby in Abortion

    04/03/2013 2:32:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Democratic state legislator in Nevada is making waves for comments saying she does not regret killing her baby in an abortion. Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, a Democrat from Las Vegas, makes the false assumption that being a teen mother is incompatible with completing ones education or a successful career and gives that as the reason why she had an abortion and has no regrets about it. As a local newspaper reports: Flores told the Assembly Education Committee that she had an abortion when she was 16. It was an emotional moment, but not the only one in a hearing that...
  • Documents say Sandy Hook shooter had his own gun safe

    03/28/2013 7:47:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 68 replies
    cnn ^ | 3-28-13 | Susan Candiotti /Ben Brumfield
    CNN) -- Police released new documents related to the shootings last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, but a motive for the attack by the troubled young man remained elusive. Included in the information released Thursday is the report that a gun safe was found in the bedroom of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who took guns belonging to his mother, Nancy, and shot her in her forehead in her bed. Then he went to the school in Newtown, where he gunned down 20 children and six staff members before killing himself. Investigators found more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition...
  • Autopsy Confirms Kermit Gosnell Killed Woman in Botched Abortion

    03/27/2013 5:16:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A medical examiner testified in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial Tuesday and testified that an autopsy confirmed that abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed a woman in a failed abortion. Assistant Medical Examiner Gary Collins confirmed that the woman, 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar (below right), died from the abortion due to Gosnell and his staff’s medical incompetence in terms of administering a proper amount of anesthesia rather than her dying of some other cause. Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder and several of his staff at the abortion center, including his wife and sister-in-law, have been charged as well...
  • Defense: Philly abortion doc's case 'a lynching'

    03/18/2013 11:24:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2013 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA - (AP) -- A lawyer defending a Philadelphia abortion provider on murder charges accused officials of "an elitist, racist prosecution," as the death-penalty trial opened Monday. Lawyer Jack McMahon also accused city officials of "a prosecutorial lynching" of his client, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is black. Gosnell, 72, is accused of running a rogue clinic that ignored the state ban on third-term abortions and 24-hour waiting periods. Prosecutors say he also maimed desperate, often poor women and teens by letting his untrained staff perform abortions and give anesthesia. And they say he got rich doing it, by performing a...
  • Accused Fort Hood shooter aims to escape death penalty

    01/25/2013 4:15:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 25, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army officer who is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, now wants to avoid the death penalty, according to The Associated Press.
  • Menendez leads hearing questioning Clinton on Benghazi

    01/23/2013 7:08:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    www.philly.com ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:10 AM | Jonathan Tamari
    ... The hearing room is packed with observers and news agencies from the United States and abroad. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, also a Democrat, also sits on the committee. Four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attacks. Republicans have strongly questioned the Obama administration’s response, particularly comments from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice that at one point attributed the attacks to a spontaneous demonstration. Menendez praised Clinton’s candor and cooperation in his opening statement, shortly after 9 a.m. Speaking of those killed, he said, “We honor their service to our nation and we grieve with their families, but...
  • FLUKE: ‘It’s time for young women in this country to join the fight’

    12/06/2012 7:05:37 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 35 replies
    Daily Nebraskan ^ | 12.4.2012 | Kelli Rollin
    This year has brought many changes and milestones for women’s issues and women in politics, said Sandra Fluke, American attorney and women’s rights activist. Fluke was the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s annual fundraiser Tuesday night called “The Big Event: Courage — No Matter What.” Hundreds of people gathered at the Rococo Theatre to support Planned Parenthood and listen to Fluke speak. About 20 protesters stood in a line on the sidewalk outside, holding anti-abortion signs and singing Christmas carols. Fluke recently came into the public eye when conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made derogatory...
  • Vt. murder investigator: Keyes 'a force of pure evil acting at random'

    12/03/2012 7:35:14 PM PST · by gettinolder · 13 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS and LISA DEMER
    Israel Keyes was a serial killer who traveled from Alaska to Vermont for the "specific purpose of kidnapping and murdering," and who chose his victims there for no reason other than the layout of their home, Vermont authorities said Monday. Speaking to Vermont media, federal and local authorities gave the first detailed account of the killings of Bill and Lorraine Currier, a couple who disappeared from their Essex, Vt., home in June 2011. Keyes' victims encountered "a force of pure evil acting at random," said Tristram Coffin, the U.S. attorney for Vermont. Prosecutors said Keyes confessed in jail to first...
  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    09/24/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Denise Lavoie and Jay Lindsay
    Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the University of Alabama in Hunstville, showed no reaction as the verdict was read. Circuit Judge Alan Mann then imposed the life sentence. Bishop did not speak in court. The Harvard-educated biologist avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty earlier this month to...
  • Re-branding Guevara: Che the Butcher

    09/17/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2012 | John Fund
    The stern photo of revolutionary Che Guevara taken by Alberto Korda in 1960 is one of the most reproduced images on the planet, appearing on posters, flags, postcards, T-shirts, and even bikinis. Sadly, the ubiquitous appearances of Che — hailed today usually by his first name only — demonstrate the near-total failure to educate people about the blood-soaked cruelty he really represented. But there are, thankfully, some limits to the use of Che’s famous image — if people complain. A recent e-mail sent by the Environmental Protection Agency to mark Hispanic Heritage Month included Korda’s image of Che along with...
  • EPA: Staff-wide Che Guevara email an ‘inadvertent error’

    09/14/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2012 | Caroline May
    Environmental Protection Agency staff opened their inboxes Thursday to find an agency-wide Hispanic Heritage Month email featuring a prominent picture of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, and largely plagiarized from the website Buzzle.com. According to the EPA, the email — which heralded the beginning Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday and offered cultural details about Hispanics — was an accident and the employee responsible has apologized. “The email was drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance. Shortly after sending the email in question the individual apologized to her colleagues for the inadvertent error,” an EPA spokesman emailed TheDC...