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  • 3 teens charged after home invasion

    09/08/2014 4:27:02 AM PDT · by SLB · 16 replies
    The News(less) Enterprise ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Jeff D'Alessio
    A 28-year-old Elizabeth­town woman was awakened Tuesday morning in her Warfield Street home when police say three teenagers broke in with the intention of stealing money. The teens — all boys between the ages of 14 and 16 — are lodged in Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center and charged with robbery, authorities said. The woman was shot in the head by a paintball gun, according to Elizabethtown police. The blow left a laceration that forced her to be taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. When police responded to the 100 block of Warfield Street...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • PAINT THAT DUCK!

    07/16/2011 5:56:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PHOTOBUCKET TSIYA ^ | July 16, 2011 | swampsniper
    Many times in my almost 69 years on earth I have stood in awe of various athletic milestones. This event is of such import as to make all else shrivel in insignificance!This should be an olympic event!!Ladies and gentlemen, this is great stuff!
  • Breaking: Two NJ men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group

    06/05/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by BP2 · 97 replies · 3,146+ views
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 06, 2010, 12:35AM | Josh Margolin
    NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said. The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to...
  • Paintball guns pilfered from Bethel area church

    11/08/2009 8:30:57 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 29 replies · 761+ views
    Register Guard ^ | November 6, 2009 | Jack Moran
    Westside Baptist Church senior pastor Greg Kaminski wants to know if anyone has a few dozen Spyder Xtra paintball guns for sale. His query doesn’t stem from any particular personal interest in the game. The real reason why he’s looking for that specific brand of gun is because nearly 40 of them were stolen late Wednesday or early Thursday from a locked storage shed behind the church. “It’s just disappointing to us,” Kaminski said. “I can’t tell you how disheartening it is.” Kaminski and his wife founded the Bethel neighborhood church in 1979. He said that during his first 29...
  • Germany aims to ban paintball

    05/07/2009 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies · 1,211+ views
    News24 / reuters ^ | 07/05/2009
    The German government wants to tighten gun laws and ban paintball games in response to a school shooting in which 16 people were killed in March, coalition sources said on Thursday. Experts from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners had agreed to ban paintball games, in which players shoot at each other with pellets containing paint, the sources said. The governing parties say games like paintball trivialise violence and risk lowering the threshold for committing violent acts, the sources said. Infringements to the new rules, which the cabinet hopes to pass before a general election...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'inspired' N.J. plot on Fort Dix

    10/20/2008 10:14:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies · 1,148+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct 20, 2008 | BY OWEN MORITZ
    Five men who planned an attack on Fort Dix got their inspiration from Osama Bin Laden and their terror training from paintball games, a prosecutor charged Monday. "Their motive was to defend Islam," Deputy U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick told a federal jury in Camden, N.J. "Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Their intent was to kill members of the United States armed services." The men turned paintball games in 2006 and 2007 into terrorist training sessions and discussed a plot to sneak into the New Jersey Army base and kill soldiers, the government says. No attack was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: .22 Gunshot, paint balls fired at McCain / Palin Straight Talk Express

    10/20/2008 3:40:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies · 1,019+ views
    (Sunday, October 19 - Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon. It had also been hit by an unknown number of paint balls from a paint ball gun or guns. There were reportedly no injuries and neither candidate was on board.
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • .22 Gunshot, paint balls fired at McCain / Palin Straight Talk Express

    10/20/2008 4:51:19 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 93 replies · 4,758+ views
    http://www.sacunion.com/mark/ ^ | October 19, 2008 | Mark Williams
    EXCLUSIVE: .22 Gunshot, paint balls fired at McCain / Palin Straight Talk Express October 19th, 2008 (Sunday, October 19 - Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon.
  • Border agents to use paintball guns to fend off attackers

    04/25/2008 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 69 replies · 2,699+ views
    azfamily.com ^ | April 24, 2008 | azfamily.com
    TUCSON - Some surprising news came from the United States Border Patrol. The Patrol has purchased 1,000 guns that fire non-lethal paintball or pepper pellets. The goal of a target practice session was to hit the white rag at the end of a hall with paintballs. Border Patrol agents may soon use paintballs to defend themselves against smugglers along the border due to an increase in violence. Surveillance video from an incident last year in El Paso shows a Border Patrol agent retreating after people pelt him with rocks. Some could argue the same about being hit by a paintball...
  • Hey Kids! Shoot Your Favorite Candidate! (Presidential Paintball Game Online)

    01/23/2008 7:27:45 AM PST · by LucyJo · 4 replies · 128+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1/22/2008 | The Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 22--For the aspiring young assassin, a popular online games site offers kids the opportunity to assume the identity of a leading presidential contender and then shoot their political opponents in a series of armed confrontations in the White House.
  • Threat Matrix: December 2007

    12/01/2007 8:47:13 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,428 replies · 7,285+ views
    Calculating the Risks in Pakistan A small group of U.S. military experts and intelligence officials convened in Washington for a classified war game last year, exploring strategies for securing Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if the country's political institutions and military safeguards began to fall apart. The secret exercise — conducted without official sponsorship from any government agency, apparently due to the sensitivity of its subject — was one of several such games the U.S. government has conducted in recent years examining various options and scenarios for Pakistan's nuclear weapons: How many troops might be required for a military intervention in...
  • Virginia man sentenced to 10 years in precedent-setting terror training-camp case

    07/24/2007 4:52:32 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 849+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: In a precedent-setting case, a man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for lying to authorities about his participation in a terror training camp in Pakistan after prosecutors successfully argued that his lies obstructed a wide-ranging terrorism investigation. Under normal sentencing guidelines, Sabri Benkahla, 32, would have received at most a three-year term for his convictions earlier this year on charges of lying to a grand jury, obstruction of justice and making a false statement. But for the first time, prosecutors were able to obtain a stiffer sentence by arguing that Benkahla's lies effectively promoted terrorism....
  • Paintballer Sentenced in Terror Case(10 years in prison)

    07/24/2007 5:26:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 595+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2007 | MATTHEW BARAKAT ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A man once accused of aiding the Taliban with a U.S. group that trained with paintball guns was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for lying to authorities about training with militants in Pakistan.Under normal sentencing guidelines, Sabri Benkahla would have received at most a three-year term for his convictions this year on charges of lying to a grand jury, obstruction of justice and making a false statement.
  • FREEPER LURKER TO BE ON FOX NEWS TODAY: PAINTBALLING FOR ALLAH: 2:30 pm

    05/12/2007 4:14:58 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 65 replies · 1,648+ views
    America's Truth Forum ^ | 05/12/2007 | RaceBannon
    The founder of AMERICA'S TRUTH FORUM, a website dedicated to exposing the terrorist threat to America, who is also a Freeper Lurker, Jeff Epstein, will be on FOX news TODAY. America's Truth Forum's president, Jeffrey Epstein, will be appearing on FOX News Channel Saturday May 12, 2007 at 2:30pm ET when host Jamie Colby discusses the critical expose currently offered on ATF's Terrorism Update, Paintballing for Allah, with regard to the recent planned attack on Ft. Dix by jihadis. Be sure to tune in to FOX News Channel for this important interview!
  • Six Arrested In Alleged Terror Plot Against N.J. Soldiers

    05/08/2007 4:39:15 AM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies · 2,644+ views
    WNBC.com ^ | May 8, 2007
    NEW YORK -- Six men from New Jersey have been arrested in an alleged terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix, according investigators. Investigators said the men planned to use automatic weapons to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as they could at the N.J. base. Fort Dix was just one of several military and security locations allegedly scouted by this group, authorities said. Investigators told Newschannel 4's Jonathan Dienst that these arrests are the result of a tip to the FBI and use of an informant to track the suspects. The terror suspects traveled over the last...
  • Terror Arrests in Fort Dix Plot - New Jersey

    05/08/2007 4:58:57 AM PDT · by all4one · 546 replies · 18,390+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2007 | ABC News
    Terror Arrests in Fort Dix Plot FORT DIX, N.J. May 8, 2007 - Six ethnic Albanians have been arrested in a plot to storm the Fort Dix installation in Burlington County. Five of the suspects were arrested in Cherry Hill. They will be arraigned later today in federal court. Officials say it will happen in either in Camden or Newark. Investigators say the suspects planned to use automatic weapons to storm the base and kill solders. The men were lured into a secret meeting to purchase AK-47s from an arms dealer, who was secretly cooperating with the FBI. Officials say...
  • Virginia Tech Killer Part of "paintball jihad"?

    04/17/2007 6:27:20 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 125 replies · 5,320+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 10, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    He never made it to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban, but Kwon -- a Northern Virginia engineer who fled the United States nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks said it wasn't for lack of effort. Kwon, 29, a South Korea-born graduate of Virginia Tech who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as a result of his guilty plea last year on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. He has emerged as the prosecution's star witness in the case against Ali Al-Timimi, an American Islamic scholar charged with recruiting soldiers for the Taliban just five days after Sept....
  • Paintball participant guilty

    02/06/2007 11:05:27 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-6-07 | Matthew Barakat
    A Virginia man who three years ago was acquitted of giving aid to the Taliban was convicted yesterday of lying to a federal grand jury about his training with a Pakistani militant group. A jury in U.S. District Court in Alexandria convicted Sabri Benkahla, 31, of Falls Church, of four felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice. He faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced April 27. Prosecutors said Benkahla, a U.S. citizen, lied about training he received from Lashkar-e-Taiba, which the U.S. government has since designated a terrorist group.
  • Weapons of Mass Decoration (Paintball Tanks)

    10/23/2006 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 16 replies · 3,514+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/06 | ROBERT HARDMAN
    They're used to war around here. In 1485, Henry VII snatched the Crown just 20 miles away at the Battle of Bosworth. A century and a half later, Oliver Cromwell's troops destroyed the royalists four miles from here at Naseby. During World War II, this very field was an RAF bombing range. But even the hedgerows and all-seeing steeples of this ancient Northamptonshire hunting country cannot have witnessed anything quite as bizarre as this... --SNIP-- ...Invented in the U.S. in 1981, paintball arrived in Britain soon afterwards and has grown into an industry where anyone can play a grown-up game...
  • Paintball imams spread militancy

    09/09/2006 5:57:28 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 659+ views
    Times Online ^ | 09/10/06 | Abul Taher and Ali Hussain
    Paintball imams spread militancy Abul Taher and Ali Hussain Activity days are 'front' to recruit young Muslims THE party of youths pulled on their blue overalls, snapped shut their visors and, taking aim with their paintball guns, prepared for four hours of licensed mayhem. But the men who pursued each other last Sunday morning through the wooded grounds of Delta Force’s paintballing park near Congleton, Cheshire, had little in common with the stag parties and company teams nearby. Instead of listening to corporate pep talks between sessions, the young Asian men were instructed by an imam dressed in fatigues on...
  • Paintball attacks sting motorists in Berkeley

    07/19/2006 9:01:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 298+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/19/6 | Jim Herron Zamora
    Berkeley motorists and pedestrians -- and even a dog -- have been stung by paintballs at 10 different locations in recent weeks, likely by someone who is firing the projectiles from a car, police say. One victim was reportedly struck in the throat. "These incidents have caused welts, distress and damage by a variety of paintball colors," Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said. "The victims thus far have escaped serious injury, although the possibility is very real." The first attacks began on June 13 and the last one happened Sunday, police said. The incidents were typically in the afternoon or just before...
  • Paint Balls Get Bears Out of Town

    07/04/2006 6:01:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 4, 2006 | Polly Summar
    SANTA FE— Never say that New Mexico isn't innovative: The state's Game & Fish Department officers in Raton are using paintball guns to chase the black bears out of town. "It's just another tool," said Lief Ahlm, northeast operations area chief for the department, explaining that his officers also use rubber buckshot. But Ahlm said the rubber buckshot in a shotgun is noisy and expensive— $1-$2 a shot. "I can buy 500 paintballs for about 10 bucks," said Ahlm, "and my guys can hit him maybe 8 or 10 times. As fast as you can pull the trigger, you can...
  • A New Year’s Jihad Retreat (At a Presbyterian Church Campground)

    12/29/2005 5:37:23 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 1,586+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    Watching the ball drop, twirling a noisemaker, kissing your sweetheart, and making a resolution that rarely comes to pass -- everyone looks forward to the memory of a new year. But one group will be ringing in the New Year a little differently…through a children’s jihad retreat, with a guest speaker who exalts terrorists and another who is linked to al-Qaeda. The majority of Islamic organizations within the United States have, at one time or another, been cited for their connections to terrorism, whether by support of terror groups or through actual terrorist activity carried out by its members. Two...
  • 3 arrested in paintball spree

    09/24/2005 3:41:26 PM PDT · by bikepacker67 · 22 replies · 675+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 | Diana LaMattina
    Nine people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after they were shot at random with a paintball gun, said Syracuse Police. From 8:42 to 9:15 p.m., three city residents drove around in a green Dodge Intrepid shooting paintballs at people, said Sgt. Tom Connellan. Robert Cohn, 21, of 601 Kirkpatrick St., and Duane Mike and Wayne Mike, both 16, of 208 Thurber St., were arrested after police witnessed their last attack, Connellan said. The first attack took place at 406 Wolf St. and injured four people, police said. The extent of their injuries was not known Tuesday night. The second...
  • UK: Plan for airgun register

    09/09/2005 12:16:58 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 22 replies · 353+ views
    8 September 2005 PLAN FOR AIRGUN REGISTER A NEW register for those who buy and sell airguns is being considered by the Cabinet. After intense lobbying by the Executive, the Government at Westminster have agreed for new regulations on the weapons but are refusing to impose an outright ban. The moves follow a public outcry after the death of toddler Andrew Morton. He died in March after he was shot in the head by an air rifle pellet fired by junkie Mark Bonini in Easterhouse, Glasgow. The killer was jailed for life last month and ordered to spend at least...
  • Paintball game featuring generic arab raises concern (cair ALERT)

    08/02/2005 5:19:21 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 49 replies · 820+ views
    Patriot News ^ | 8/1/2005 | John Beauge and Mary Warner
    Paintball game featuring generic Arab raises concern Terrorism-themed game features Arab caricature Stroll a county fair this summer and you might find Freedom Bunker, where the staff wears military fatigues and American flags flutter. Players shoot paintballs at stationary targets, including a likeness of Osama bin Laden -- and at a man dressed in typical Middle East garb. Some players shout at him, "Die, terrorist!" Is this good, clean, patriotic fun or a crude caricature that encourages violence against Muslims? "We consider ourselves paintball enthusiasts and patriots," said Terry Kirby, 41, of Enola, one of the game's creators along with...
  • Please recommend a paintball place, close to Philadelphia PA

    08/01/2005 5:00:20 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 6 replies · 395+ views
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    I would like it to be within, say 90 minutes of Philadelphia. We would need rentals as well. Thanks.
  • The Democrats politicians played at shooting Muslims in Norway

    07/20/2005 6:58:26 PM PDT · by FraudFactor.com · 24 replies · 686+ views
    Aftenposten - News from Norway ^ | July 20, 2005 | Kjetil Olsen and Nina Berglund
    Aftenposten News from Norway First published: 20 Jul 2005, 15:09 Politicians played at shooting Muslims Politicians from one of Norway's small parties played at shooting Muslims when they gathered for a summer meeting on the Hurum Peninsula. The event has drawn fire from anti-racists. It all started when members of The Democrats (Demokratene), along with some of their supporters, held a paintball competition at what they called an "informal" summer meeting. The politicians divided themselves into two groups, one of them dressed up like Muslim terrorists. "This was both fun and useful, and we hope to have more competitions...
  • Hard-Pressed Army Forced to Substitute Paintballs for Ammunition in Exercise (Canada)

    07/02/2005 9:48:09 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 19 replies · 695+ views
    The Brockville [ON] Recorder and Times ^ | July 2, 2005 | Dean Beeby [The Canadian Press]
    Ottawa – Canadian soldiers testing their fighting skills in a rare urban exercise were forced to rent commercial paintball weapons because they couldn't get proper army gear, a newly disclosed document shows. The unusual paintball battle was fought in the Halifax area last February, as the army practised helicopter evacuations in a hostile urban setting. Four Griffon helicopters ferried troops from the Halifax Commons across the harbour to an unused military housing complex in Dartmouth, N.S., where room-to-room searches were conducted. The dramatic training included some civilian participants, and drew curious citizens who were quick to snap souvenir pictures. An...
  • Federal Jury Convicts Islamic Scholar

    04/26/2005 9:33:53 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 11 replies · 623+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2005 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A prominent Islamic scholar was convicted Tuesday of encouraging followers in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops. Jurors reached their verdict in their seventh day of deliberations in the trial of Ali al-Timimi. Al-Timini faces a mandatory maximum sentence of life in prison, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors have said al-Timimi was a respected scholar who enjoyed "rock star" status among his followers and that he used that influence to guide them into holy war against the United States. Many of the followers often got together to play paintball...
  • 12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties

    06/22/2003 3:25:05 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 566+ views
    jewishworldreview.com ^ | Jun 16, 2003 | KRT
    12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (KRT) The FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating at least 12 Muslim men from the Washington area whom the government suspects of sharing ties to terrorists. The men and their attorneys say they are the victims of overzealous agents who are attributing sinister motives to activities as innocent as the men's participation in paintball games. Several searches of the men's homes turned up a mixed bag of evidence, according to inventories of the seized items. The items included what agents described as a "terrorist manual" and a "printout...
  • ***Listing Policy Update – Firearms and Weapons*** (Ebay)

    01/03/2005 1:16:39 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 6 replies · 522+ views
    In order to comply with the firearms and weapons policies on eBay websites worldwide, effective today, December 28th, Gun Parts, Gun Accessories, Paintballs equipment and accessories, Crossbows, Airsoft equipment and accessories, and Throwing Knives may only be sold on eBay.com by sellers who are located in United States. The item and its specified Item location on the listing must be the United States. Additionally, US sellers may only offer domestic shipping on these products. Current listings that meet these conditions will be allowed to end as scheduled. All new listings or any re-listed item must comply with this policy effective...
  • NYT: Splat! Splat! It's Paintball, on the Rise

    11/20/2004 7:35:16 PM PST · by OESY · 30 replies · 2,715+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2004 | BRUCE WEBER
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14 - Five artificial-turf paintball fields were laid out like giant green dominoes in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot here: a setting befitting a sport that aspires to grandeur but that is as yet a funky outsider. But long before you could see the players, goggled and masked and carrying sophisticated militaristic toys, you could hear the chaotic splatting, a joyous flatulence made by hundreds of men, and a handful of women, plastering one another with pink and yellow gobs of goo. An estimated seven million paintballs were being shot by players from the United States, Canada,...
  • Paintball Prank In The Heights Comes To Tragic End

    11/01/2004 2:47:48 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 47 replies · 415+ views
    ABC 13 ^ | November 1, 2004
    11/01/04 - HOUSTON) — A case of Halloween vandalism has killed one teenager and left three others in very bad shape Monday morning. Police say around 9pm Sunday night, four teenagers in a Suburban rode around The Heights and pulled off about a dozen paintball attacks. Police say the attacks ended when a victim got mad. They say the owner of a Ford pick-up covered in paintball stains rammed the teens' Suburban. "Apparently somebody they were shooting at started to chase them and gave chase and ended up hitting the vehicle with kids in it causing them to lose control,"...
  • Sentences Lengthy For 'Virginia Jihad'

    06/15/2004 7:19:27 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 221+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-16-2004 | Matthew Barakat
    Sentences Lengthy for 'Virginia Jihad' Wednesday June 16, 2004 3:01 AM By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Maryland man convicted of traveling to Pakistan and seeking to fight with the Taliban against the United States just days after Sept. 11 was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison. Masoud Khan was one of three people sentenced Tuesday on charges they trained for holy war against the United States by playing paintball games in the Virginia woods as part of a ``jihad'' network. Prosecutors said Khan's actions were worse than the other suspects because he also traveled...
  • Randall Todd Royer And Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi Sentenced For Participation In Virginia Jihad Network

    04/09/2004 7:44:46 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 253+ views
    RANDALL TODD ROYER AND IBRAHIM AHMED AL-HAMDI SENTENCED FOR PARTICIPATION IN VIRGINIA JIHAD NETWORK WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division, and U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty of the Eastern District of Virginia announced that Randall Todd Royer and Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi were sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema for their convictions on charges stemming from their participation in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. Royer, 31, pled guilty in January 2004 to a two-count criminal information charging him with aiding and abetting...
  • Muslim Pair Sentenced for Roles in 'Virginia Jihad' Network (Antiwar.com writer gets 20 years)

    04/09/2004 7:32:14 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 229+ views
    WJLA-TV [Alexandria, VA] ^ | April 9, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Alexandria, Va. – Two American Muslims were sentenced Friday to 20 and 15 years in prison, respectively, for their roles in support of a Virginia-based conspiracy to engage in holy war against nations deemed hostile to Islam, including the United States. The two men, Randall Todd Royer, 31, and Ibrahim al-Hamdi, 26, were among nine men who either pleaded guilty or were convicted of charges related to their participation in what prosecutors called a "Virginia jihad network." Two others who faced charges were acquitted on all counts. The group used paintball games played in the woods near Fredericksburg in 2000...
  • Muslim Pair in 'Virginia Jihad' Sentenced

    04/09/2004 5:51:45 PM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution / AP ^ | 4/9/04 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP)--Two American Muslims accused of training for holy war against the United States by waging paintball battles in the Virginia woods were sentenced Friday to 15 years or more in prison. Randall Todd Royer, 31, and Ibrahim al-Hamdi, 26, were among nine men who either pleaded guilty or were convicted of charges related to their participation in what prosecutors called a ``Virginia jihad network.'' Two others were acquitted on all counts. The group used paintball games in 2000 and 2001 as military training in preparation for holy war against nations deemed hostile to Islam, prosecutors say. After the...
  • Government warns paintball gun users while it investigates two deaths

    03/26/2004 8:08:35 AM PST · by archy · 33 replies · 973+ views
    the Union-Tribune [San Diego] ^ | March 24, 2004 | Associated Press
    Government warns paintball gun users while it investigates two deaths ASSOCIATED PRESS 11:14 a.m. March 24, 2004 WASHINGTON – The government issued sharp warnings on Wednesday to paintball gun users, announcing new safety measures while investigations continue into two deaths caused by canisters flying off the guns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said both deaths occurred after brass valves unscrewed from the pressurized carbon dioxide canisters on the guns, which turned the canisters into projectiles. In June 2003, a 15-year-old boy from Washington state died after the canister he was removing struck him in the head, the commission said. In...
  • Motorist draws charge for cache of fake firearms

    03/15/2004 10:15:35 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 35 replies · 334+ views
    The Express-Times ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004 | TOM QUIGLEY
    <p>HOLLAND TWP. -- A Bucks County man faces an unusual weapons charge following a traffic stop Monday on River Road.</p> <p>Robert B. McManus, 25, of Riegelsville, Pa., is charged with possession of imitation firearms, a fourth-degree criminal offense, police report.</p>
  • Man faces jail in paint ball attack (shot cop cars AT station)

    03/03/2004 6:57:56 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 237+ views
    Daily Press and Argus ^ | 3-03-04 | Katie Morell
    Man faces jail in paint ball attack By Katie Morell Daily press & argus A paint ball attack on state police vehicles could land a young man in jail. Troopers from the Brighton post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 17-year-old Brighton male last week on charges of malicious destruction of police property in an early-January attack on patrol cars in the post's parking lot. The man is awaiting arraignment on adult felony charges with a maximum penalty of five years in prison. According to Sgt. Therese Fogarty-Cremonte, the attack occurred sometime between the hours of 11 a.m. and...
  • Party fun turns tragic (paintball gun's gas canister hits and kills a Cameron Park mom)

    02/19/2004 8:24:21 AM PST · by steveo · 9 replies · 187+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 02-18-04 | Niesha Gates
    <p>A paintball gun's gas canister hits and kills a Cameron Park mom in a freak accident.</p> <p>Mark Contois was standing by his wife at their 10-year-old son's birthday party Monday when the freak paintball accident happened. Within seconds, Colette Contois, 37, was dead. Authorities said she was killed instantly when a carbon dioxide canister inexplicably shot out from a paintball gun that a teen was taking apart.</p>
  • Trial Opens in 'Paintball Terrorism' Case

    02/09/2004 5:50:24 PM PST · by wallcrawlr · 6 replies · 141+ views
    FoxNews ^ | February 09, 2004 | AP
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Four U.S. citizens who allegedly used paintball games outside Washington for military-style training went on trial Monday on charges of conspiracy to aid the Taliban against the United States.</p> <p>The government has alleged the four, who waived their right to a jury trial, are members of a "Virginia jihad network."</p>
  • Trial set to begin for alleged members of 'jihad network'

    02/09/2004 3:04:12 AM PST · by Djarum · 1 replies · 177+ views
    dailypress.com ^ | 02/08/04 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Four men who are to go on trial Monday were members of a dangerous Muslim terror cell that schemed to support the Taliban and fight the United States, the government charges. Defense lawyers paint a different picture, saying overzealous prosecutors have turned legal activities, like playing paintball and buying weapons, into a sinister plot, and are inferring anti-American sentiments where none exist. It will be up to U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema to decide the men's guilt or innocence: all four defendants and the prosecution have waived their right to a jury trial. The four men were...
  • Terror and Paintballs (A little more detail on antiwar.com's terrorist contributor)

    01/22/2004 9:02:31 AM PST · by quidnunc · 4 replies · 216+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 22, 2004 | Bill West
    On January 16, two more Defendants pleaded guilty in the Alexandria, Virginia Federal “paintball” terror case that began this summer with the arrest and indictment of eleven men from varied backgrounds who came together in the Virginia countryside to engage in what they initially claimed was innocent game playing.  These latest guilty pleas, bringing the total to six in the case, are clear victories for the Government. The Defendants were Randall Royer and Ibrahim Al-Hamdi and both entered guilty pleas to Federal firearms violations related to the case, with Royer also pleading to an explosives violation.  These Defendants will be...
  • Va. Jihad Activist Pleads Guilty (More on Dennis Raimondo's antiwar.com's terrorist contributor)

    01/20/2004 5:54:59 PM PST · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 236+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2004 | Jerry Markon
    A key member of an alleged Virginia jihad network pleaded guilty to federal weapons and explosives charges today, denying that he intended to harm Americans but acknowledging that he and his co-defendants had sought to fight on behalf of Muslim causes abroad. Randall Todd Royer, 30, of Falls Church, entered his surprise plea in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He faces at least 20 years in prison when he is sentenced April 9. Another of the 11 men originally charged in the case, Ibrahim Ahmed al-Hamdi, 26, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty to similar charges and faces at least 15 years...
  • Vandals shoot paintballs at police cars(AT THE STATION), bystander

    01/11/2004 11:09:39 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 14 replies · 169+ views
    Vandals shoot paintballs at police cars, bystander By Shaun Byron Daily Press & Argus The Michigan State Police post in Brighton and a 40-year-old man from Hartland Township were the victims of vandals sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday. Some state police vehicles were shot with a paintball gun during the day, said Therese Fogarty-Cremonte, a sergeant with the Brighton post of the Michigan State Police. Shortly after 1 p.m., a man was shot in the chest with a paintball from a vehicle. Police say it was the same shooter. A vehicle pulled behind the post, 4803 Old...