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  • Madman 'shooter' Jared Loughner posed in a G-string and gun before going on rampage

    01/14/2011 2:52:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/11 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner took photographs of himself wearing nothing but a red G-string and holding a Glock 9 mm gun before going on a rampage that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others. The kinky photos were turned over to Tuscon cops by Walgreens staffers just days after Loughner, 22, dropped them off to be developed before Saturday's attack, The New York Times reported today on its website.
  • Facing Challenge, Obama Returns to Unity Theme (Gov. Brewer Receives 'Boos' at Pep Rally)

    01/13/2011 7:10:38 AM PST · by Hoodat · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12 Jan 2011 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    TUCSON — When President Obama took the stage here Wednesday to address a community — and a nation — traumatized by Saturday’s killings, it invited comparisons to President George W. Bush’s speech to the nation after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the memorial service President Bill Clinton led after the bombing of a federal office building killed 168 people in Oklahoma City in 1995 . . . -snip- Even as it began, some conservative commentators were posting comments criticizing the memorial service for being overly partisan and more like a pep rally, and there were some boos in...
  • Newsflash for the Left: Your Lies Aren’t Working

    01/13/2011 5:46:51 AM PST · by scottfactor · 20 replies ^ | 01/13/2011 | Gina Miller
    The deep, unbridgeable spiritual and ideological divide in our country has been on glaring display even more than usual since last Saturday’s horrific, murderous attack in Tucson by an evil young man—yes, Virginia, evil people do exist. Predictably, the lying Left went into full attack mode before the dead and wounded were scarcely off the sidewalk. Instead of waiting to learn the name of the shooter, they barreled ahead determined to fix the blame for the shooting on conservatives. We’re not going to let the Left get away with it this time. There is one—and only one—person to blame for...
  • Vanity FReeper Survey: Shooter Did Not Listen To Radio Or Watch TV. Can We Blame The Internet?

    01/12/2011 9:38:52 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    None | 1/12/2011 | Self
    We've heard that Jared did not listen to the radio or watch TV. Where did he plug in to find his favorite books, movies and conspiracies? Can we blame the internet in general? Or do we blame the vast splintered paranoid liberal left wing that occupies more of the internet than anything else? He obviously knew how post to YouTube and use social media - and links between and to his pages were found to exist before the shooting. Can We Blame The Internet? What else can we blame?
  • Don’t let shooter kill our rights

    01/12/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jan 12, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    suntimes Don’t let shooter kill our rights Jacob Sullum Jan 12, 2011 02:35AM Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting 20 people outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store on Saturday, probably will never get a chance to create the “new money system” he discusses in one of his rambling YouTube videos. But he can still have an important effect on public policy — if we let him. After the shocking attack — which killed six people, including 9-year-old Christina Green, and wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — there was no shortage of knee-jerk proposals for preventing...
  • President and Mrs. Obama to Visit UA Campus Wednesday (Campaign Stop)

    01/12/2011 6:53:56 AM PST · by Hoodat · 32 replies
    UA News ^ | 10 Jan 2011 | University Communications
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have accepted the University of Arizona's invitation to visit Tucson in response to the tragic shooting that occurred on Saturday. President Obama will speak at a memorial event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 to support and remember victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, and to lift the spirits of those who have been personally affected by this tragedy. "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America," will take place at McKale Center and is free and open to the campus and greater Tucson community. . .
  • Rush: AZ Shooter Has ‘Full Support’ of Democratic Party

    What’s behind the infamous mugshot smirk of accused killer Jared Lee Loughner? On Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh ventured a guess, suggesting that Loughner loves the limelight and the “support” he‘s received from members of the Democratic Party following Saturday’s shooting spree.
  • Bill Maher says Glenn Beck’s nutty and like the Giffords shooter, Jared Loughner

    01/11/2011 4:06:55 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 11, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Bill Maher says Glenn Beck’s nutty and like the Giffords shooter, Jared Loughner. It is now open season beyond the shadow of a doubt on all conservatives, at least from the standpoint of many liberals. Each day after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting has brought with it increasingly shocking defamation by liberals looking to turn the murderous tragedy of Giffords’ shooting into a poorly calculated political opportunity. The latest shameless liberal to jump on the desperate attack-conservatives bandwagon is Bill Maher. He is using guilt-by-association to drag Beck’s name through the mud by essentially saying that Beck is exactly like Loughner....
  • Giffords subscribed to Loughner's Youtube page (shooter)

    01/10/2011 12:27:26 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 8 replies
    Found on Youtube ^ | 1/11/2011 | Found on Youtube At the bottom, there are two things she subscribed to. Classitup10 is Loughner's youtube page. Wonder if she was trying to see if he was going nuts and getting ready to come after her. Either that or it's something really weird.
  • Ignoring the Real Issue - Personal Responsibility (vanity)

    01/09/2011 11:39:10 PM PST · by shibumi · 57 replies
    shibumi's brain | 1/10/2010 | shibumi
    In the six plus years that I have been posting on FreeRepublic, I have posted only 48 threads. This will be the first that is solely my own thoughts and composition. As I have scanned the headlines and read various articles over the last couple of days I have found myself wishing that I had the ear of the nation, and a bully pulpit, just for a moment or two. I am posting now, not to draw attention to myself, but rather to what I think is a crucial idea in responding to a situation like the one in Arizona....
  • Profile of suspect Jared Loughner: ‘I can't trust the current government’

    01/09/2011 5:57:51 PM PST · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 8, 2011
    "I can't trust the current government," and "I'm a sleepwalker," Jared Lee Loughner proclaimed in an Internet video before the shooting of a federal judge, congresswoman and others... His rambling videos had already caused him trouble at school, scaring his community college into suspending him in September. SNIP Pima Community College...issued a statement identifying Loughner as the suspect. It said he was...suspended Sept. 29 for conduct violations. It said he agreed to withdrew from the college on Oct. 4. ...Loughner had five contacts with college police for disrupting classrooms and the library. It said he was prohibited from returning to...
  • Federal Charges Filed Against Suspected Arizona Gunman

    01/09/2011 1:15:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan.9, 2011 | Jana Winter
    Federal charges have been filed against Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in a shooting rampage at a Safeway supermarket in Arizona that left six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The five-count criminal complaint includes an attempt to kill a member of Congress, two counts of murder in the first degree and two counts of attempted murder. FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Sunday that Loughner, 22, may face additional charges under the domestic terrorism statute. "This was an attack not only against dedicated public servants, but against our citizens," he said.
  • Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Used a Glock 19

    01/09/2011 7:24:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    the truth about guns ^ | Jan 8, 2010 | Robert Farago
    Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Used a Glock 19 Posted on January 8, 2011 by Robert Farago The Washington Post is reporting that TTAG’s Brad Kozak was right to say the media was wrong when they rushed to report that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooter Jared Loughner used an “automatic rifle” to carry-out his heinous crime. As Brad and I discussed, mortality is limited when you spray a large group of people with a full-auto rifle. Accuracy is difficult as people tend to hit the deck pretty damn quick. Look at the often amazing lack of lethality of drive-by shootings. Loughner had...
  • Did "Conscious Dreaming" Cause a Psychotic Break? ("Conscience dreams were a great study" -Loughner)

    01/09/2011 6:55:06 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 91 replies ^ | May 1996 | Robert Moss / Wikipedia
    Booklist review of "Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life," by Robert Moss, on This is more and better than just a book about how to remember and understand dreams, although it is that kind of book and as good as any such recently published. Moss covers all the expected terrain, from how to train the mind to recall its nightly narratives, through how to unravel meaning from them, to how to start and sustain a dream group. But his book excels because he extends its purview to include shamanic dreaming, dreams of dead loved ones, healing dreams,...
  • The Censorship Of Madmen: We cannot give lunatics editorial control of our discourse

    01/09/2011 1:01:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 9, 2011 | John Hayward
    Within hours of the attack on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, liberal bloggers, pundits, and even politicians raced to pin responsibility on the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the general “climate of hate” produced by opposition to President Obama’s agenda. Much was made of Republicans and Tea Party activists who “targeted” Giffords for defeat in the midterm elections. This kind of rhetoric and imagery has been used constantly by both parties for many years. There will probably be a self-imposed ban on it, by all politicians, in the wake of this tragedy. No great loss...
  • Jared Loughner, Alleged Shooter in Gabrielle Giffords Attack, Described by Classmate as "Left-Wing P

    01/08/2011 9:17:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pheonix Times ^ | 1/8/11 | James King
    A classmate of the man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning describes him as "left wing" and a "pot head" in a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon. Caitie Parker did not immediately respond to our request for an interview, but her "tweets" in the hours after the shooting paint a picture of Jared Loughner as a substance-abusing loner who had met Giffords before the shooting. She says, Loughner described the congresswoman as "stupid and unintelligent." We've confirmed that Parker and Loughner went to school together at Mountain View High School in Tucson and that both attended...
  • Florida school shooter largely influenced by liberal and socialist beliefs

    12/16/2010 4:27:30 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 16, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Florida school shooter largely influenced by liberal and socialist beliefs. Clay Duke, the unemployed and apparently bipolar anarchist who shot up a Panama City, Florida, school board on Tuesday openly admired many ideas that are popular among liberals and socialists. While some have alleged that he was really mentally ill (he was actually on his medication, so there goes that excuse for his personal actions right there) or have even tried to blame inanimate objects like the Obama-economy with all its high unemployment for his destructive action, if you look at all the evidence of what shaped Duke’s thinking, it...
  • Letters detail Tennessee man's terrorist plans (Abdulhakim Muhammad - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    11/15/2010 8:07:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Volunteer TV ^ | 11/15/10
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee man charged with killing a soldier at a recruiting station in Arkansas says in letters to a newspaper that he had planned a larger-scale attack before his arrest.</p> <p>Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad says he was planning multiple attacks including sites in Nashville and Florence, Ky.</p>
  • AR GI slaying suspect threatens to fire attorney (Abdulhakim Muhammad - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    11/09/2010 4:19:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    KAIT 8 ^ | 11/09/10
    AR GI slaying suspect threatens to fire attorneyUpdated: Nov 09, 2010 11:50 AM EST LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The man charged in the shooting death of a U.S. Army private outside a Little Rock recruiting center is threatening to fire his attorneys. Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL' hah-KEEM') Muhammad is charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder in the June 2009 shooting. A letter from Muhammad filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court says he'll fire his attorneys if they delay his case and will "represent my damn self." Defense attorneys want the case thrown out of court. Attorney Claiborne Ferguson told...
  • A TODDLER was among four people killed when a woman armed with a shotgun went on a rampage (Germany)

    09/20/2010 8:34:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 20 September, 2009 | Staff
    A TODDLER was among four people killed when a woman armed with a shotgun went on a rampage before being shot dead by police in Germany. A police officer was also seriously wounded in the final shootout with the woman, which took place at the Saint Elizabeth hospital in the town of Loerrach overnight. "Towards 1600 GMT, firefighters were called out to an explosion followed by a fire in an apartment situated in a street near the hospital,'' Eugen Wissler, a spokesman for the Loerrach police told AFP. "As they arrived, they heard gunfire coming from the building. They then...
  • If CT Shooter Had Pictures of Racial Hatred, Why Didn't He Just Sue?

    08/06/2010 7:46:15 AM PDT · by toma29 · 43 replies
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 8/06/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Picture this: You're a black man working at a beer distributorship and every day when you go into the bathroom, you see a new drawing of a hangman's noose around a black man's neck with "Kill the n-word" underneath. So you take pictures with your cell phone. Why would you only show these pictures to your girlfriend and mother? Why would you not go directly to management with the evidence and address this? And where is the cell phone with the pictures now? From ABC News: Girlfriend of Hartford Shooter Speaks Out The girlfriend of the man who gunned down...
  • Conn. Gunman Called 911, Said He Shot Up 'Racist Place'

    08/06/2010 6:27:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    AP via AOLNews ^ | August 5, 2010 | Mark Scolforo and Stephen Singer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (Aug. 5) -- A black man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he "handled the problem" but wished he had shot more people. Omar Thornton called 911 after shooting 10 co-workers - eight fatally - on Tuesday morning at Hartford Distributors Inc. He introduced himself as "the shooter over in Manchester" and said he was hiding in the building, but he would not say where.
  • Conn. shooter told 911 he 'handled the problem'

    08/05/2010 3:44:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Aug 5 | STEPHEN SINGER
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he had taken matters into his own hands and "handled the problem." Omar Thornton, 34, called 911 after shooting 10 co-workers - eight fatally - on Tuesday morning at Hartford Distributors. He introduced himself as "the shooter over in Manchester" and said he was hiding in the building, but would not say where......
  • Father: Accused soldier killer "can't get fair trial in Little Rock" (Muhammad was brainwashed)

    08/02/2010 4:52:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 9+ views
    Fox 16 ^ | 8/02/10 | David Goins
    Father: Accused soldier killer "can't get fair trial in Little Rock"Reported by: David Goins Last Update: 3:58 pm The father of a man accused of killing a Conway soldier says he's unhappy with his defense. Melvin Bledsoe said he also thinks Muslim extremists brainwashed his son, Abdulhakim Muhammad. And that his son can’t get a fair trial in Little Rock. At the very least he says he wants the case moved out of county court and into federal court. It's a familiar refrain that the FBI and other federal agencies, knew his son was capable of murder and did nothing...
  • Suspect in soldier's shooting wants to fire lawyer (Muhammad's father to hold news conference)

    08/01/2010 9:25:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Cabin ^ | 7/31/10
    Suspect in soldier's shooting wants to fire lawyerPosted: July 31, 2010 - 4:38pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The man charged with killing a U.S. Army soldier from Conway and wounding another outside a recruiting station in Little Rock wants to fire his attorney. Abdulhakim Muhammad says in a letter to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright that he'll fire Memphis, Tenn., attorney Claiborne Ferguson at an Aug. 17 court hearing. It says he wants to avoid delays and will ask the court to appoint a defense attorney. Ferguson is running for a judgeship in Tennessee and could be forced...
  • Man accused on recruiting center rampage targeted Kentucky (Muhammad may need a new lawyer)

    07/29/2010 8:39:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WKYT ^ | 7/28/10
    Man accused on recruiting center rampage targeted KentuckyPosted: 11:51 AM Jul 28, 2010 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The man charged with killing one soldier and wounding another outside a Little Rock recruiting center says he tried and failed to carry out other attacks. The claim by Abdulhakim Muhammad is in a report filed Tuesday by a state doctor who examined Muhammad and says he's fit to stand trial. The report says Muhammad claims to have tried to firebomb the home of an unidentified rabbi in Nashville, Tenn. It also says he claims to have targeted an Army recruiting center...
  • I-580 Oakland shooter Byron Williams was Tea Party sympathizer (barf alert)

    07/19/2010 2:45:16 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies · 1+ views
    I-580 Oakland shooter Byron Williams was Tea Party sympathizer According to Bob Egelko and Henry K. Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle, the man who terrorized Oakland (causing Adams Point residents to take to online chat rooms about the helicopter and shooting noise) was a parolee named Byron Williams who hated left-wing politicians and had on a bullet-proof vest. In other words, a Tea Party sympathizer. Read more:
  • Cable Guy Arrested in Sniper Attacks

    06/25/2010 3:09:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    NBC4LA ^ | June 25, 2010 | Yvonne Beltzer and Mary Parks
    CHP investigators have arrested a 40-year-old cable TV installer in connection to the series of sniper attacks on Inland Empire Freeways. For weeks now, someone has been shooting out the rear windows of SUVs on the freeway. On Thursday, CHP investigators said they caught the suspect red-handed as he shot at an Escalade as he drove along Interstate 15 at the 38 in Wrightwood. The suspect has been identified as William Frye of Hesperia. His gray Toyota Tundra has been impounded along with several weapons. The seven-week shooting spree damaged more than 70 vehicles. Frye now faces up to 70...
  • Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to Death (terrorist Muhammad)

    06/17/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 757+ views
    Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to DeathReported by: Associated Press Last Update: 6/10 5:29 pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says a man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center now faces charges stemming from an alleged attack on another inmate at the Pulaski County Jail. Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said Thursday that battery and weapons charges were filed earlier this month against Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL hah-KEEM) Muhammad, accusing him of assaulting an inmate with a weapon fashioned out of eyeglasses. Muhammad was charged in April with a similar attack on a...
  • Silence, fear when man shot himself in testicles,(or why you don't ccw in sweat pants.

    06/04/2010 11:49:25 AM PDT · by beericus · 53 replies · 803+ views
    Bangicus ^ | june 4 2010 | The Pudge
    It turned out to be a story that by the next day would go viral on the Web: A 41-year-old Lynnwood man had accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe’s. For those at the scene, it would be something they’ll remember as initially scary, and then, as they learned the details … the guy did what? Helping the victim, who was wearing black sweatpants, Fischer asked how it happened. “He says, ‘It was in my waistband, and I felt it starting to slip, reached for it, and I must have positioned my finger so the trigger went off,” Fischer...
  • Snyder Includes Money for Little Rock Shooting Victims in Bill (Army Pvt. William Long)

    05/25/2010 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Snyder Includes Money for LR Shooting Victims in BillBy The Associated Press 5/24/2010 9:18:12 AM LITTLE ROCK -- An addition to an amendment of a defense spending bill being considered by the U.S. House this week could mean money for victims of the shootings last June outside a Little Rock military recruiting center. During a meeting of the House's Armed Services Committee, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., suggested the change to the Republican amendment, which originally was designed to help victims of a shooting last November at Fort Hood, Texas. Now the legislation acknowledges that the shooting death of 23-year-old Army...
  • Muhammad defense funding reaches supreme court (Who should pay for Arkansas recruiter shooter?)

    05/08/2010 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Muhammad defense funding reaches supreme courtLast Update: 5/06 6:43 pm Who should pay for part of accused soldier killer Abdulhakim Muhammad's defense? That question has made it all the way to the supreme court in Little Rock. The answer should come in a few weeks and will have a huge impact on Muhammad's death penalty trial. Abdulhakim Muhammad, 24, has made several high-profile court appearances. But he didn't make it inside the Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday morning as attorneys for the Arkansas Public Defender Commission argued Muhammad shouldn't get public money because he has a private attorney. "If we have...
  • Abdul-Hakim Muhammad charged with trying to stab detention deputy (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    04/19/2010 6:24:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 422+ views
    Link only - Abdul-Hakim Muhammad charged with trying to stab detention deputy
  • The man playing South Africa's death card

    04/10/2010 11:10:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 805+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/9/2010 | Rian Malan
    As white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche is buried, the dangerously charismatic Julius Malema threatens the country's future. We are not here to mourn the white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, whose funeral took place yesterday, but since his name is on the world's lips, let's face the truth: the saddest thing about his murder last weekend is that it obscured an event that casts an infinitely darker shadow. The event took place in Zimbabwe, and involved, as fate would have it, Julius Malema, the ANC Youth League leader whose repeated singing of an old struggle song about shooting Boers is viewed by many...
  • Town rallies around accused killer of molester

    04/08/2010 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 50 replies · 1,532+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 10:06 a.m. ET, Thurs., April 8, 2010 | By Mike Celizic
    Usually, when someone who’s been a mainstay of a community gets shot and killed in his own home, there’s a public outcry to bring his killer to justice. But not in the idyllic Pacific Coast town of Fort Bragg, Calif., where the citizenry has risen up in support of the man who pulled the trigger. Aaron Vargas has been in jail ever since Feb. 8, 2009, when police say he shot and killed Darrell McNeill, the man he alleges sexually abused him when he was just 11 years old. After the shooting, 12 other men came forward to say that...
  • A father grieves for his son - and the soldiers he's accused of shooting (Arkansas recruiter)

    03/30/2010 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 793+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/28/10 | Kristina Goetz
    A father grieves for his son — and the soldiers he's accused of shootingBy Kristina Goetz Posted March 28, 2010 at midnight Every other Saturday, Melvin Bledsoe makes a two-hour drive from Memphis to visit the son he still calls by his given name. For an hour at the Pulaski County Detention Facility in Arkansas, Bledsoe speaks through a vent in the glass that separates him from his youngest child. He reminisces about high school graduation, their father-son trip to South Beach. "Remember that?" his father coaxes. Bledsoe studies the face of this dark-haired, brown-eyed 24-year-old in blue prison scrubs...
  • AP Exclusive: Pentagon gun was from Tenn. police

    03/15/2010 11:31:32 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 485+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | March 15, 2010 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis, Tenn. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis. The officials described how the weapons made their separate ways from an evidence vault to gun dealers and to the shooters. The use of guns that once were in police custody and were later involved in attacks on police officers highlights a little-known divide in gun policy in the...
  • Pentagon shooter pot scandal grows

    03/13/2010 11:48:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies · 1,290+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Even before it was revealed that Bedell had shot two Pentagon guards and was a marijuana addict/psychotic, questions were being raised about how doctors in California were approving access to the drug. Left-wing California politicians have been talking about legalizing and taxing marijuana to save the state from bankruptcy. But thanks to the state's most notorious pothead, Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, that vision may now go up in smoke. Bedell's easy access to "medical marijuana" in California is quickly becoming a scandal that threatens the well-funded movement to increase access to the weed by legalizing it statewide-and perhaps nationwide.
  • About the Pentagon shooter; John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

    03/05/2010 7:27:04 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 17 replies · 904+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 5, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    A nutball shot two security guards at a Pentagon-area Metro station in D.C. yesterday. As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants. Guess which party he registered under in 2005 and was actively registered under as of 2008? DEMOCRAT. EMID 15324137 STATESOURCE California DATAACQUIRED 20080121 PrefixTitle MR LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME,MIDDLENAME Bedell,John,Patrick SOURCEIDVOTER 30048 DATEOFBIRTH 5/20/1973 PLACEOFBIRTH CA REGDATE 20051006 GENDER M PARTY Democrat ACTIVECODE ACTIVE STATUS ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA STATEHOUSE 28 STATESENATE 12 USCONGRESS 17 LASTDATEVOTED 20051108 Stop playing games, MSM.
  • Pentagon gunman sought ‘truth’ about 9/11 (Truther issues-here we go)

    03/05/2010 6:00:22 AM PST · by pillut48 · 13 replies · 684+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-5-10
    The gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers was heavily armed and spent weeks driving to the Capital area from the West Coast, authorities said Friday. Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the man fatally wounded in a hail of return fire.
  • Parents of Pentagon shooter warned authorities

    03/05/2010 10:45:50 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,110+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2010 | TRACIE CONE
    HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says the parents of the man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon warned authorities their son was upset and might have a gun. San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill told the AP the parents of John Patrick Bedell filed a missing persons report and were worried about his mental stability. After reading an e-mail from their son to an acquaintance, the parents told deputies they were worried that he had purchased a gun.
  • Stop playing games, MSM. John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

    03/05/2010 1:19:59 PM PST · by jdfromny · 6 replies · 715+ views ^ | 3/5/10 | michelle malkin
    Scroll down for update debunking MSM “right-wing” spin… A nutball shot two security guards at a Pentagon-area Metro station in D.C. yesterday. As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants. But just as I passed on playing the blame game with the global warmicides earlier this week, I’m not playing MSNBC/NYTimes-style “gotcha” with this one, either. I’m with Zombie: Now, just for a moment, let’s set aside the false guilt-by-association game everyone’s always playing. We all know that John Patrick Bedell and Joseph Stack are basically insane, plain and simple — as are any...
  • Don’t Believe the MSM: John Patrick Bedell, the Pentagon Shooter, was no Right-Winger

    03/05/2010 1:46:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 592+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/5/10 | Ben Shapiro
    Already, the media has jumped on the John Patrick Bedell story, claiming that he was a raving right winger “with virulent antigovernment feelings,” as the Christian Science Monitor puts it. And, just as they did with the Joseph Stack case, they’re ignoring the evidence in order to come to that conclusion. John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings. If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb....
  • Officials: Pentagon Shooter Was Well Armed (Video)

    03/05/2010 5:23:55 AM PST · by greatdefender · 27 replies · 855+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | March 5, 2010 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers was heavily armed and spent weeks driving to the Capital area from the West Coast, authorities said Friday. Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the man fatally wounded in a hail of return fire.</p>
  • Sources: Suspected Pentagon gunman was from Hollister

    03/05/2010 1:37:17 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 45 replies · 2,739+ views
    Holister Free Lance ^ | 3/4/10 | The Free Lance Staff
    Sources: Suspected Pentagon gunman was from Hollister Mar 4, 2010 By The Free Lance Staff John Patrick Bedell's family has lived in Hollister for many years. The 36-year-old man suspected in the Pentagon shooting today was from Hollister, local and media sources have confirmed. John Patrick Bedell was identified earlier today by the Associated Press as the suspected gunman. The AP also now has confirmed Bedell died of injuries sustained in the incident. Local sources say he was the son of Kaye Bedell, the director of allied health at Gavilan College, and John Bedell, Sr., a financial planner in Hollister....
  • Getting truth on Bishop

    02/24/2010 6:28:39 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Amy Bishop debacle has gone from horrifying to humiliating over the past week - and it’s getting worse by the day. Amid the cacophony and the finger-pointing, somebody needs to play the role of the adult. Braintree and State Police were corrupt, or incompetent, or perhaps both, when they let Bishop walk completely free after she shot her younger brother in the chest in 1986 and ran around town with a shotgun under her arm. Now that Bishop has allegedly killed three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama and critically wounded two others, an embarrassing blame-game is...
  • Documents Reveal Ala. Shooter's Husband Wanted Revenge

    02/23/2010 11:24:17 AM PST · by Abigail Adams · 25 replies · 1,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/2010 | Associated Press
    BOSTON — Documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal the husband of the Alabama professor accused of gunning down three colleagues once said he wanted violent revenge on a doctor who gave his wife a bad job review. (snip) Investigative files released Tuesday show that Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned in 1993 in the attempted mail bombing of Dr. Paul Rosenberg of Boston's Children's Hospital. (snip) The files show Anderson told a witness he wanted to get back at Rosenberg by shooting, bombing, stabbing or strangling him. The couple were never charged. The Boston Globe first reported...
  • Add On Says State Should Pay Only Public Defenders (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    02/19/2010 4:17:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 260+ views
    SW Times ^ | 2/19/10 | Rob Moritz
    Add On Says State Should Pay Only Public DefendersBy Rob Moritz Arkansas News Bureau Friday, February 19, 2010 8:56 AM CST LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel endorsed a proposal Thursday that would prevent the state from paying the legal fees of lawyers hired by criminal defendants. The amendment was proposed in response to a recent circuit judge’s ruling that ordered the state to pay the legal bills of Abdulhakim Muhammad, accused of shooting one soldier to death and wounding another at a west Little Rock recruiting center. The Arkansas Public Defender Commission has appealed the Pulaski County circuit judge’s...
  • A Muslim Son, a Murder Trial and Many Questions

    02/16/2010 11:04:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 444+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | JAMES DAO
    When Monica Bledsoe spoke to her younger brother late last May, he seemed his old upbeat self. He had just led his first sightseeing tour of Little Rock, Ark., for their father’s new tour bus company and all went well. The tips had flowed. A week later, her brother, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle on a military recruiting center in Little Rock, killing one soldier and wounding another. Ms. Bledsoe was stunned. “I would never have thought this could happen,” she said. Eight months after the shooting, Mr. Muhammad’s family is still sorting through the confusing...
  • Military Olympians: Solider Shoots for Olympic First

    02/11/2010 3:13:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 377+ views
    SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah, Feb. 11, 2010 – Army Sgt. Jeremy Teela has returned to the site of the best performance of his three-time Olympic career with sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete ever to win an Olympic medal. Sgt. Jeremy Teela, a biathlete with the Army’s World Class Athlete Program, has sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete ever to win an Olympic medal when he competes at the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Teela, a soldier in the Army’s World...