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  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar Stealing Plasma TV

    10/16/2008 6:20:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 1,676+ views
    NBC5I.com ^ | 16 October, 2008 | NA
    The homeowner was asleep upstairs with his wife when he heard the intruder in his home at about 2 a.m. Police said the burglar broke into the house through a downstairs window and was attempting to steal a plasma television when the homeowner came out of the bedroom with a gun. The intruder was shot multiple times and died a short time later. Detectives are still investigating, but said the homeowner would likely not face any charges.
  • S.E. Side homeowner kills intruder

    10/16/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 683+ views
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 16 October, 2008 | Marvin Hurst -
    A Southeast Side homeowner shot and killed a man early Thursday morning who was trying to break into his bedroom window. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was trying to get into a rear bedroom window of a house in the 1400 block of Greer and when the homeowner shot him, police said. The homeowner, a firearms instructor, was home alone and in the bedroom the burglar was attempting to enter. The homeowner, who teaches people how to shoot weapons, told police he awoke just after 3 a.m. to a see a man trying to climb in his...
  • 'I didn't want to shoot anybody'

    10/10/2008 7:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 79 replies · 2,573+ views
    Hearld News (Illinois) ^ | October 10, 2008
    'I didn't want to shoot anybody' A CREST HILL MAN WAS PREPARED FOR 35 YEARS FOR A DAY HE HOPED WOULD NEVER COME. October 10, 2008 From Staff Reports CREST HILL -- The same six bullets sat in the cylinder of the man's .38 special for 35 years until he fired four of them at someone who crashed through his bedroom window Wednesday. "I often wondered if I could pick it up and pull the trigger," the shaken and emotional man said Thursday morning, hours after he gunned down an intruder in his basement apartment. The apparent housebreaker, 34-year-old Demetrious...
  • Police shoot man holding gun to child's head

    09/17/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 21 replies · 561+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2008 | Rosanna Ruiz
    Police this morning shot and killed a man holding a gun to an 11-year-old child's head in near northeast Houston, a department spokesman said. Capt. Bruce Williams said two officers were patrolling a near northeast neighborhood just before 10 a.m. when they heard the child screaming at a small, two-story apartment complex in *** Williams could not say whether the child was a boy or a girl. The officers went to investigate and spotted the gunman,dragging the child. One of the officers, Christopher Sellers, an 11-year veteran, shot the man when he refused orders to disarm, Williams said. It was...
  • Police: Homeowner Shot, Killed Burglar In Northwest Charlotte

    09/04/2008 4:47:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 242+ views
    wsoctv.com ^ | 2 September, 2008 | na
    A northwest Charlotte homeowner shot and killed an intruder in his home Tuesday afternoon, police said. Officers said the man arrived at his Toddville Road home and saw a strange car in the driveway. He found the door kicked in and shot the burglar inside, police said. The suspected burglar died and the homeowner is currently being interviewed by police.
  • happy shoot-iversary to me

    08/28/2008 7:02:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 231+ views
    the bredafallacy ^ | 27 August, 2008 | Breda
    2 years and two days ago, I had never shot a gun. I didn't want to touch a gun. I didn't want guns in the house, didn't want guns in my life. No, no, no. No guns. No. I didn't like guns. A textbook case of hoplophobia, that was me. Mike spent a long time talking me into going to the range. I almost chickened out. I remember sitting on the couch, so afraid that I was near tears, saying, "No. I can't. I just can't, I don't want to..." "Just try it once. It'll be okay, nothing bad will...
  • FBI to Review Raid That Killed Mayor's Dogs

    08/08/2008 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 112 replies · 352+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2008 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Aaron C. Davis
    The FBI has launched a review of the violent law enforcement raid of the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo in Prince George's County last week that resulted in the deaths of the family's two dogs. The agency has begun "reviewing the events that occurred at Mr. Calvo's residence," said Richard J. Wolf, spokesman for the FBI in Baltimore, which has jurisdiction over federal civil rights investigations in Maryland. (snip) Courts across the country in recent years have ruled that it is almost always unacceptable for police to kill pets in the course of searching a home. Cases in...
  • Mother Watches in Horror as Cops Shoot Family Pet, Mace Baby

    07/25/2008 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 39 replies · 182+ views
    FoxNews ^ | july 25 2008
    A mother carrying her four-month-old baby watched in horror as police doused her family's beloved pet dog Daisy in capsicum spray and then shot her dead. Daisy had become tangled in her leash causing her to fight with the family's other dog Princess but, before Kirsten Small could intervene, plainclothes police killed the Staffy Cross.
  • Resident Shoots, Kills Home Invader

    06/06/2008 5:38:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies · 74+ views
    KPHO.com ^ | 5 June, 2008 | Unknown
    PHOENIX -- A Phoenix homeowner shot and killed a home invader who had kicked in the front door of the house and was attempting to break into the bedroom where he and his family were sleeping, Phoenix police said. The victim died at the scene near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road, investigators said. The unidentified 38-year-old homeowner awoke and found the man was carrying a weapon, police said. The resident pulled out a rifle and opened fire, killing the intruder, officers said.
  • Pentagon Opens Window of Time to Shoot Down Satellite

    02/20/2008 3:58:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 285 replies · 373+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2008 – The Pentagon has opened the window of time in which it will shoot down a malfunctioning U.S. reconnaissance satellite, a senior U.S. military officer said here today. Today’s return of the space shuttle Atlantis to Earth prompted the start of the optimal time period for shooting down the satellite, which extends until about the end of the month, the senior officer told Pentagon reporters. Only “tens of seconds” will be available each day for a favorable launch of a ship-based SM-3 interceptor missile, the senior officer said. “The window is small, … but we’re looking...
  • Navy to Shoot Down Malfunctioning Satellite

    02/14/2008 7:27:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2008 – The Navy will shoot down a malfunctioning U.S. spy satellite sometime after Feb. 20, government officials said during a Pentagon news conference today. Michael Griffin (right), administrator of the National Areonautics and Space Administration, comments on a proposed attempt to destroy an unresponsive U.S. reconnaissance satelite just as it enters the Earth's atmosphere, during a news briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 14, 2008. Griffin, joined Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright (center), vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor, is...
  • 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.
  • Police shoot, kill naked intruder in Mankato(MN)

    12/31/2007 12:07:12 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies · 500+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-31-07 | ap
    MANKATO, Minn. - Police shot and killed a naked man who apparently broke into an apartment and threatened the officers with broken glass.
  • Flap over Aussie golf club's plan to shoot ducks (Warringah GC seeks to cull native wood ducks)

    11/20/2007 7:27:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 80+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Animal lovers in Australia have cried foul over a Sydney golf club's plan to cull native wood ducks living on its course, it was reported Tuesday. The plan by Sydney's Warringah Golf Club to kill the ducks because they are ripping up its greens led to vandalism and threats against the course, local media reported. The club opted to hire a marksman to shoot its duck population after other deterrents, such as cat-like objects and rubber snakes, failed to work. But protesters dug up some of the greens in the dead of night over the weekend and...
  • VA. Tech Killer: An Islam Connection?

    04/17/2007 10:44:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 83 replies · 5,488+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2007
    According to some reports, Cho Seung-Hui, the man suspected in the killings at Virginia Tech, may have written Islamic references on himself prior to the shootings: Sources [said] that the words "ISMAIL AX" were also found written in red ink on the inside of one of Cho's arms. The reference may be to the Islamic account of the Biblical sacrifice of Abraham, where God commands the patriarch to sacrifice his own son. Abraham begins to comply, but God intervenes at the last moment to save the boy. In the Jewish and Christian traditions, the son is Isaac, father of the...
  • Video Shows German Army Instructor Telling Soldier to Envision Black Americans, Then Shoot

    04/15/2007 6:49:14 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 34 replies · 1,187+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, April 15, 2007 | AP
    BERLIN — A German army instructor ordered a soldier to envision himself in New York City facing hostile blacks while firing his machine gun, a video that aired Saturday on national television showed. The president of the Bronx, the New York City borough that the army instructor referred to in his directions to the soldier, demanded an apology from the German military and said the clip "indicates that bias and assumptions and racism is alive and well around the world."
  • School Shooting:Multiple Deaths in Lancaster, PA Amish School, Shooter Kills Self

    10/02/2006 9:16:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 1,862 replies · 94,907+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | 02 OCT 06
    <p>Hostage situation may be developing.</p> <p>Not many details available yet, but an incident has been reported from Mine Rd. in Bart Township in Lancaster County involving multiple gunshot victims. Dennis Buterbaugh reports live from our newsroom. abc27 has a news crew on the way. We will update with details as they become available.</p>
  • Yet ANOTHER Officer shot: This time in Texarkana, AR (Officer wounded, Suspect Dead)

    10/01/2006 8:24:39 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 4 replies · 906+ views
    katv ^ | 01 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    Just saw this on local KATV television 10PM news:Officer was responding to a cell phone call from victim in trunk stating that she had been kidnapped.Officers respond to apartment where woman said she was being taken.Officers knock, let in by kidnappers roomate, and search home.Find kidnap victim okay, search closet, and suspect comes out shooting. Cop hit in leg (non life threatening), cop and partner return fire killing suspect. KATV (ABC affiliate) just showed it, since it is breaking....not up on website yet.
  • Israelis shoot 2 Hezbollah guerrillas

    08/21/2006 10:43:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,013+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06 | AP
    JERUSALEM - Israeli troops on Monday in southern Lebanon shot two Hezbollah guerrillas during a clash in southern Lebanon, the army said. The army said the soldiers opened fire after guerrillas approached the force in a "threatening manner." It identified hitting two of the three militants in the group. The clash underscored the fragility of a week-old truce that ended 34 days of fighting. Israel is keeping troops in southern Lebanon until Lebanese troops and U.N. peacekeepers take up positions.
  • Forest Service plans to ease limits on killing predators in western US

    08/05/2006 6:38:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 16, 2006 | Brad Knickerbocker
    The dispute between dominant species over shared habitat in the West is escalating. The proposal emphasizes continued protections for endangered species, and it states that such measures "shall be directed at the offending animal" while not jeopardizing the "viability of predator populations." The "offending animal" is the one perceived as a threat to people and livestock. There now are more than 1,000 wolves in the Northern Rockies region. In Idaho alone, the offspring of 35 Canadian wolves now number more than 500. Their main prey are...deer and elk. But they have attacked domestic animals as well...through 2005...( at least )...
  • Man in Puerto Rico kills four for gunplay on beach

    07/04/2006 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 11 replies · 4,410+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 4 July 2006 | Staff
    San Juan, Jul 4 (EFE).- Four men who fired off guns on a beach in southern Puerto Rico were killed by an angry father who mistakenly thought his daughter had been struck by one of their shots, police said Tuesday. Ernesto Albarran, 19; Cristian Flores, 21; Armando Castro, 25, and his brother Angel, 20, fired shots Monday night on La Jungla beach in the town of Guanica, according to the preliminary investigation. Adan Torres Quiñones noticed the gunplay and thought his daughter had been hit when he saw her throw herself on the sand to dodge the bullets. Enraged, he...
  • Sarcastic Paranoid's advice to Murtha ("Murtha, shut up!")

    06/28/2006 1:36:47 AM PDT · by Parody · 334+ views
    Amiright (parody site) ^ | 2006-06-27 | Sarcastic Paranoid
    "Never, My Love" Based on the performance by The Association"Murtha, Shut Up" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid Murtha, Murtha, Murtha... What more can we say about you? What more should we say, really? Well, really, there's only one thing left to say: You ask us to frame up a timeTo cut and run for you;Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. You schmooze the New York Traitor-Slimes,And slander our nation's troops.Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. Saddam Hussein's your best friend,And Al Qaeda's terrorists depend on you!(Screw you!) Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. Ev'ry time you shoot off your mouth,You find more holes in...
  • Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot

    03/25/2006 4:45:43 PM PST · by TheMom · 514 replies · 7,056+ views
    My Self | 3/25/06 | TheMom
    Finally, the details have been nailed down! The Eaker family is inviting FReepers to a Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot. The date will be May 6th, starting time will be 10:00 a.m.. The location will be sent via FReepmail (if you are interested in attending send me a message). The cost will be $15.00 per person. After the shoot, everyone is invited back to The Compound to stuff themselves with TheMom's Kick-Ass Enchilada's (it is advised to wear stretch pants).
  • Hockey team plays on Cheney's woes with vest giveaway ("DON'T SHOOT, I'M HUMAN.")

    03/13/2006 11:35:48 PM PST · by vwunpimsmyride · 11 replies · 568+ views
    ReviewJournal.com ^ | 13MAR06 | Molly Ball
    Hockey team plays on Cheney's woes with vest giveaway Hunting gear to be given to 1,000 fans Friday By MOLLY BALL REVIEW-JOURNAL "DON'T SHOOT, I'M HUMAN." The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team is having that message printed on 1,000 bright-orange hunting vests, to be given to fans on Dick Cheney Hunting Vest Night. Advertisement The lighthearted take on the incident in which the vice president accidentally shot a friend on a Texas quail hunting trip came from the team's front office, Wranglers Vice President Billy Johnson said. Johnson said he didn't think anyone would find the promotion offensive. "With an...
  • Federal protection has led to wolves unafraid of people

    02/26/2006 6:42:20 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,159+ views
    Juneau Empire & AP ^ | February 26, 2006 | AP
    Some ranchers say the wolves in the Madison Valley have grown increasingly brazen and are apparently unafraid of people. State wildlife officials say such behavior is to be expected, given the federal protection the predators have had in the decade since being reintroduced in the Yellowstone National Park. Jack Atcheson Jr. said he was spooked on a recent hunting trip, when three men and three mules got within 47 yards of a wolf that was staring right at them. The Butte hunting outfitter, who books international trips, said he had never seen wolves in Alaska, Asia or other places act...
  • Elderly woman shoots and kills intruder

    02/12/2006 2:09:24 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 41 replies · 1,163+ views
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. Police in East St. Louis say an 87-year-old woman shot and killed an intruder early this morning, then went back to bed, not realizing she had hit him. Officers say the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. as the man was coming through a side window, where he had removed the burglar bars.Later in the morning, the elderly woman's daughter arrived to feed her breakfast and found the man's body lying inside a screened-in porch.Police did not release the woman's name.One family member said someone tried to break into the woman's home in December, so her family...
  • FAU officer, fearing for her life, shoots student

    02/10/2006 1:10:42 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 26 replies · 551+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb. 08, 2006 | By Stephanie Slater, The Palm Beach Post
    A Florida Atlantic University police officer who ''feared for her life'' shot a 22-year-old college student who caused a disturbance early this morning at FAU's Boca Raton campus, officials said. Authorities are investigating the police officer's decision to fire at the student, who was undergoing surgery at a hospital this morning and is expected to survive. Investigators said the shooting happened after a fight broke out in the lobby of a student dormitory at about 12:20 a.m., then escalated in the parking lot outside. FAU freshman Erick McIntosh said he was dropping some friends off at the Indian River Towers...
  • Trapper Catches Coyotes In Rockville

    10/19/2005 9:09:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies · 1,822+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | October 18, 2005
    Residents Warned To Watch Their Pets Coyotes have been spotted in and around the Fallsgrove community in Rockville, Md... Adcock said despite its docile appearance, it's part of a pack made up of some of the largest and most aggressive such animals he's every dealt with. "The pack is too big," Adcock said. "I mean any place else in Maryland you get two or three animals from a job and its pretty much over with." So far he's trapped 12 animals and his job is not yet finished. The trapper told News4 he took a picture of a large male...
  • Wily coyotes are at home in N.J. [Send school into lockdown]

    02/05/2006 3:22:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 107 replies · 3,986+ views
    North Jersey Media ^ | 2-5-06 | JUSTO BAUTISTA
    Dee Garbowski of Wanaque hears them at night -- eerie howls and high-pitched yips echoing across the Ramapo mountain range like the soundtrack of a cheesy horror movie. A seasoned animal handler, she knows the howls and yips aren't coming from monsters, wolves, or Bigfoot. They belong to one of the nature's most adaptable predators -- the coyote. "There are several coyote dens over there," Garbowski said of the mountain range in her neighborhood. Cast in cartoons as mangy but lovable scavengers and once associated with the mountains, deserts and prairies of the Great West, coyotes have found a home...
  • NYC sued over right to shoot video, pictures in public

    01/13/2006 12:21:45 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 48 replies · 1,462+ views
    http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org ^ | 1 13 06 | First Amendment Center Online
    NEW YORK — The New York Civil Liberties Union sued the city yesterday, challenging restrictions on people's right to photograph public places after an award-winning filmmaker from India was blocked from videotaping near the MetLife building. In its lawsuit, the civil rights group highlighted the plight of Rakesh Sharma, who said he was left feeling ashamed and humiliated when he was detained in May 2005 after police saw him use a hand-held video camera on a public street in midtown Manhattan. Sharma was taping background footage for a documentary examining changes in the lives of ordinary people such as taxi...
  • Death in Canada could alter state's wolf debate-Apparent attack occurs as Wi packs proliferate

    12/23/2005 5:56:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 113 replies · 2,742+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-23-05 | LEE BERGQUIST
    The grisly circumstances surrounding the death of a 22-year-old man in northern Saskatchewan are likely to influence the debate over wolf policy in Wisconsin. Wisconsin's Wolf Policy 425 to 455: Number of wolves estimated to be in Wisconsin during the 2004-'05 winter - up from 373 to 410 wolves for the previous winter On Nov. 8, student Kenton Joel Carnegie was walking alone near a remote camp owned by a mining exploration company when it is believed that he was killed by wolves. Though an investigation is continuing, some wolves in the area had been attracted to a garbage dump...
  • Plan to shoot down landfill vultures draws fire

    12/07/2005 8:07:11 AM PST · by Fawn · 21 replies · 841+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 12-7-05 | Bob King
    As if hanging out in a dump and eating garbage aren’t bad enough, those vultures flapping around Palm Beach County’s landfill have a new worry these days: A government sharpshooter is out to kill them. Vultures, sea gulls and other birds evoke a Hitchcockian scene as they swoop over the Palm Beach County landfill, near 45th Street in suburban West Palm Beach and in close proximity to the turnpike. Not every bird, mind you. Just enough to persuade the rest of the bulky carrion-muncher’s to flock someplace else. Managers of the landfill near 45th Street in suburban West Palm Beach...
  • Shoot a picture first, focus later

    11/17/2005 11:50:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,373+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11/16/05 | Celeste Biever
    BLURRY snaps could be a thing of the past with the development of a digital camera that refocuses photos after they have been taken. The camera could be useful for action shots taken by sports photographers or for CCTV surveillance cameras, which often produce fuzzy shots due to poor lighting. In an ordinary digital camera, a sensor behind the lens records the light level that hits each pixel on its surface. If the light rays reaching the sensor are not in focus, the image will appear blurry. Now, Pat Hanrahan and his team at Stanford University have figured out how...
  • Thank God- AR National Guard To Save N. O.

    09/01/2005 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Serious Capitalist · 84 replies · 1,754+ views
    Time Picayune ^ | 9-1-05 | unnamed
    Blanco demands apology 9:15 p.m. An angry Gov. Kathleen Blanco demanded that Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., apologize for his statement that it might not make sense to rebuild New Orleans. It was “unthinkable,” Blanco said, that Hastert would “kick us when we’re down. I demand an immediate apology.” At a press conference Thursday night, she said that 300 soldiers from the Arkansas National Guard arrived in New Orleans fresh from Iraq and are under orders to restore order from the “hoodlums.’’ She said of the soldiers: “They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded. These troops...
  • World's Sexiest Firearms (Pissant Knockoff Vanity)

    08/24/2005 10:13:39 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 101 replies · 1,743+ views
    Earth | 8/24/05 | cowboyway
    In light of the spate of "Top Five" vanities posted recently, it occured to me that there hasn't been a post seeking opinions for the worlds sexiest firearms. So, without further ado, my personal selection for the Top Five sexiest firearms are: At number 5, the Barrett Model 82A1 50 BMG. She's a little on the heavy side, but man can she pack a punch. Number 4 goes to the Freedom Arms 454 Casull Premier Grade. She's sleek and well put together, but when you trip the hammer you had better be holding on tight. Number 3 is the Bushmaster...
  • Brazilian did not flee UK gun cops (London gun fire victim report)

    08/17/2005 7:21:10 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 36 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 18, 2005 | Daniel McGrory, London
    BRITISH police made a series of catastrophic errors that led to armed officers shooting dead an innocent Brazilian when they were hunting the July 21 bombers, leaked witness statements show. Officers who took part in the botched operation say the Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, was being held by a member of a Scotland Yard surveillance team as he sat on a Tube train before he was shot eight times, the witness statements show. Documents and photographs from the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation reveal that one of the undercover team, who was meant to be identifying the shot man,...
  • Snipers Shoot Dead Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    08/12/2005 6:53:59 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 544+ views
    Snipers shoot dead Sri Lankan foreign minister (Filed: 13/08/2005) Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, was shot dead last night in an attack the police and military blamed on separatist rebels. Mr Kadirgamar, 73, a hardliner in dealing with the island's Tamil Tiger rebels, was hit by sniper fire as he climbed out of his swimming pool. He was rushed to the National Hospital in Colombo, which was sealed off as other ministers arrived to visit his bedside. The justice minister, John Senevirathne, said: "He worked tirelessly for peace throughout his career. It is a great loss." Heavily armed police...
  • Blair: 'we are all desperately sorry' for death of innocent man

    07/25/2005 9:48:01 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 112 replies · 2,317+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 25th, 05 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair said that Britain was "desperately sorry" for the death of an innocent Brazilian man who was shot dead by police in an anti-terror chase in London last week. "We are all desperately sorry for the death of an innocent person, and I understand the feelings of the young man's family," Blair told a press conference. "But we also have to understand that the police are doing their job in very very difficult circumstances and I think it's important we give them every support," Blair said at Number 10 Downing Street, his office and...
  • Somebody else could be shot - London police chief

    07/24/2005 3:31:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 78 replies · 1,704+ views
    BreakingNews IE ^ | 24/07/2005 - 11:14:06
    Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Ian Blair today admitted further people could be shot as detectives hunt down the would-be suicide bombers who tried to bring further carnage to London last week. His comments followed the fatal shooting of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, who was killed by undercover police officers on Friday morning as he tried to board a Tube train at Stockwell, south London. Sir Ian admitted there was a “shoot-to-kill policy” for tackling suicide bombers and it would not change, although the death of Mr de Menezes was a “tragedy”. “Somebody else could be shot....
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Shoot at Syria Guards

    07/22/2005 4:27:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 714+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/05 | Albert Aji - AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria has complained that U.S. and Iraqi troops have mistakenly fired on its border guards even as they've tried to stop militants from infiltrating into Iraq. The guards have been fired on "not only by infiltrators, but by U.S. and Iraqi forces," the government said the letter distributed to diplomatic mission chiefs in Damascus and seen Friday by The Associated Press. The letter also said that it needs more U.S. help with the financing of night vision equipment to block the militants from crossing from Syria to Iraq. It cited "about 100 armed clashes, some of which...
  • Police: Store Clerk Shoots Purse Snatcher

    04/14/2005 1:05:56 PM PDT · by holymoly · 54 replies · 1,365+ views
    NBC6 ^ | April 14, 2005 | NBC6
    Clerk Not Likely To Be Charged, Officials Say FORT LAUDERDALE -- A liquor store became a crime scene Tuesday night after a clerk shot a teen who police said tried to steal a woman's purse. According to police, Barbara Winters, 70, was opening her car door outside a Fort Lauderdale liquor store when Steven Wendal, 15, snatched her purse and took off. The Story In Pictures: Alleged Victim: 'He Deserves To Be Shot At' That's when the store clerk, Kingsly Brown, shot Wendal, police said. "I really was in shock. I commended him for using that kind of resolve to...
  • Bill would paint target on backs of intruders (GUNS!)

    02/11/2005 5:40:25 AM PST · by Sassy_Sissy · 40 replies · 953+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | February 10, 2005 | Bill would paint target on backs of intruders
    TALLAHASSEE - More than a decade has passed since Sen. Jim King woke up to find a man pointing a gun at his head. It's been 15 years since Sen. Evelyn Lynn woke up - twice - to find intruders in her home. But both remember the events as if they were yesterday, prompting both to vote Wednesday for a bill expanding the rights of Floridians to use deadly force when threatened in their homes and cars. The bill (SB436) passed the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice unanimously. It must pass one more committee before heading to the full Senate....
  • U.S. Guards Shoot Dead 4 Inmates in Iraq Prison Riot

    01/31/2005 3:03:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/05
    U.S. Guards Shoot Dead 4 Inmates in Iraq Prison Riot 51 minutes ago BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops shot dead four inmates during a riot at a military prison in southern Iraq and six other detainees were injured on Monday, the U.S. military said. The riot at Camp Bucca Theater Internment Facility erupted after a routine search for contraband in one of the camp's 10 compounds and spread to three other compounds, with detainees throwing rocks and fashioning weapons, the military said. U.S. guards opened fire after the rioting raged unabated for 45 minutes. The injuries were caused both by...
  • Banning Guns Isn't Enough for the Brits

    01/01/2005 1:43:36 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 59 replies · 3,019+ views
    It appears the Brits have climbed the Cliffs of Insanity and taken a collective nosedive into the River of Outright Absurdity. My friend, author Michael Z. Williamson, and I used to laugh about Britain, their unreasonable ban on armed self defense and their hysterical attempts to further correct the problems caused by said ban by implementing yet more stringent and bizarre restraints on people's rights. Mike was born in the UK. I used to kid him about the future of Great Britain. I used to tell him that soon, sharp implements will be banned, and people will be forced to...
  • "I Am Not One of Them" - Journalists at War with the Human Race

    11/17/2004 12:16:23 PM PST · by dandelion · 28 replies · 1,986+ views
    The Question Fairy ^ | 11/17/04 | Becki Snow
    The Old Media does not understand why it cannot reach it's "audience" - they are continuously amazed at their falling numbers, and they do not understand why they are losing credibility and followers at an alarming rate. But in the story of Kevin Sites, the reporter who filmed - and condemned - a Marine shooting an insurgent in a Mosque, we find the answers illustrated vividly. It is a cautionary tale of writers and reporters whose only "audience" is themselves... In Kevin Sites' Blog, we find accounts of war, stories of Marines at rest, and the subtle undercurrent of identification...
  • Help prevent me from using my computer for target practice

    10/15/2004 6:59:06 AM PDT · by dd5339 · 35 replies · 595+ views
    Self | Today | Self
    Ok all, I've got a computer problem on a new to me Laptop, a Compaq Armada M700, PII 366. It was working fine yesterday when I attempted to install Windows XP, unfortunately I only got 1/2 through it before the CD drive found a terminal scratch on my CD. The computer kept trying to go back to the CD install but could not get past the scratched CD. I opened the CD drive, removed the CD and attempted to shut the PC down. It kept asking for the XP disk and would not power down with the on/off button. I...
  • Threat was not serious, Union man says (Gov. Easley attacks County GOP Chair)

    10/03/2004 1:45:22 PM PDT · by AMTRepub · 24 replies · 718+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 9/29/04 | News 14 Carolina
    Threat was not serious, Union man says 9/29/2004 3:09 PM By: Jason Bronis, News 14 Carolina WATCH THE VIDEO Threat Against Governor A former head of the Union County Republican Party was arrested Tuesday and accused of threatening to harm Gov. Mike Easley. MONROE, N.C. -- John Barker admits he shouldn't have said it. "What does it take to get any attention? Do I have to shoot the governor?" Apparently not. All he had to do was say what police interpreted as a threat, and he got plenty of attention. Unfortunately, Barker did not get the response he'd hoped for....
  • Will there be another Terrorist attack?

    08/28/2004 10:13:21 PM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 20 replies · 2,126+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/OpShiloh-01.htm To freedom lovers everywhere, All those who believe that new terrorist acts similar to 9/11 won't touch them should delete this e-mail. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time. Those of you still reading this know that most recently we have seen how militant radical Islamists swayed the elections in Spain using terror attacks on civilian train commuters. It worked. Spain elected a socialist president that promised to distance himself from America in our fight against terrorism. Never mind 9/11! Earlier in...
  • 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein!

    08/13/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 15 replies · 893+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 13 August 2003 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR CONTACTS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE! PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE ALERT! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, CO, 80935-6441 Office: 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 13 August 2004 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein! You are receiving this message because you requested our alerts. Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions near the bottom of the alert. Copyright © 2004 by Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted only if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/Mermelstein-Good_Ending-01.htm Good news to all!...
  • Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein

    07/16/2004 8:21:21 AM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 1 replies · 852+ views
    http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 16 July 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE. PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com e-mail: Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 16 July 2004 Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) Copyright © 2004 by Rabbi R. Mermelstein. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. If you have not heard the good news of late, Rabbi R. Mermelstein has agreed to answer a...