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  • At least 12 wounded, 3 dead in Chicago shootings

    05/31/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 814+ views
    Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV ^ | May 31, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris and John Loboda
    At least 12 people were reported shot and three of those victims died from their injuries following separate shooting incidents throughout the city. The shootings started Sunday afternoon and continued into Monday morning on the South, Southwest, West and North Sides. A 27-year-old man who was shot in his chest at his home late Sunday night in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man, identified as Laird Marble, was shot multiple times, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's...
  • At least 22 shot in separate shootings, 1 dead

    05/30/2010 2:17:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies · 1,232+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 30, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    At least 22 people were wounded in separate shootings around the city roughly between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, including a man who died this morning after he was shot in the head, Chicago police said. At a news conference this morning, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said that nearly half of the shootings appear to be gang-related, including the fatal incident. Weis added that at least two of the other victims have refused to cooperate with police, "which makes the job of our detectives ... far more difficult." One of the shootings was particularly disturbing because one of the...
  • New York legislators suggest police shoot criminals in arm or leg only

    05/25/2010 10:39:30 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 41 replies · 798+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 25, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Brooklyn Assembly members have introduced legislation that would require police officers – when a life is threatened – to shoot for arms or legs instead of center of mass. They mistakenly have replaced reality with a Hollywood movie with their shoot to wound instead of shoot to stop. Why not just demand they shoot the gun out of the hands of the attacker? Read the full post and get more information about the proposed legislation...
  • Shootings kill 16 people in Mexican border city

    04/28/2010 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies · 577+ views
    Chron ^ | April 28, 2010 | Olivia Torres
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen stormed into a bar, dragged out eight people and killed them in the parking lot, the first of several shootings in this violent border city Wednesday that left 16 dead, including a man in a wheelchair. In one incident, a car chase and shootout killed three people in front of an elementary school, creating a panic among students, teachers and parents. Battles between rival drug gangs have made Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, one of the world's deadliest cities. More than 800 people have been killed this year in the city...

    04/02/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 369+ views
    (REUTERS) via JIHAD ^ | April 2, 2010 6:09 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia. The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno... Ten policemen and soldiers were also wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as they were traveling to the scene of the shootings, police said."
  • Bullets leave 10 dead in less than 24 hours [Houston, Tx area]

    02/06/2010 7:15:48 AM PST · by deport · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-06-10 | JAMES PINKERTON
    Bullets leave 10 dead in less than 24 hours But HPD, Harris Sheriff Garcia don’t see the spate of fatal shootings as a trend Whether it was a statistical aberration or the beginning of an alarming trend, a bloody tide of violence in the Houston area claimed 10 lives in less than 24 hours. Houston police say the seven homicides in their jurisdiction that began Thursday and ended Friday are the result of domestic violence. And while the large grouping of shooting deaths is unusual, police don't see it as a reversal of the downward trend in homicides over...
  • Police: Multiple fatals in central Va. shooting

    01/19/2010 8:47:57 PM PST · by FromLori · 2 replies · 577+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/10
    APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are reporting multiple fatals and injuries involving a lone gunman in central Virginia. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says more than 100 law enforcement officials have surrounded the suspected gunman in a wooded area just outside of Appomattox. She could not say how many had been killed or injured. Police say the violence began shortly after noon Tuesday when an injured man was found on a rural stretch of road. Police say when officers responded, someone fired at them. A state police helicopter had to land with a ruptured fuel tank. The officers...
  • Accused Holocaust museum shooter dies (James von Brunn)

    01/06/2010 12:10:39 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 01/06/2010 | Devlin Barrett
    The 89-year-old man accused of a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum died Wednesday in a prison hospital. At Butner federal prison in North Carolina, spokeswoman Denise Simmons announced that James von Brunn died shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.... The elderly suspect had been awaiting trial for the killing of security guard Stephen T. Johns at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10. Von Brunn had been wounded by return fire but survived. Officials at the prison hospital had previously said chronic medical problems had complicated a psychiatric evaluation for the suspect, a white supremacist who prior to the...
  • Lakewood Police murders may be gang retaliation

    11/29/2009 3:46:23 PM PST · by Jack Black · 124 replies · 4,941+ views
    Seattle Examiner ( ^ | November 29, 4:14 PM | Virginia McCabe
    comments Four Lakewood Police Officers murdered on Sunday may have been the target of gangs on the east side of Tacoma. Previous attacks on officers have been reported. On Sunday, Nov. 29, four Lakewood officers were gunned down in a coffee shop ambush before the start of their shift in Parkland. There are no suspects in custody. The police have recently started a crack down on Mexican gangs in the state. In July 2009, after the gang crackdown was announced. On July 30, 2009 a Lakewood police officer's personal car was spray painted with gang tags and set on fire,...
  • Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan sought prosecutions for 'war crimes confessions'

    11/16/2009 5:31:38 PM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,091+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 11/17/09
    Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood gunman, had sought military prosecutions against soldiers he claimed confessed "war crimes" to him during counselling sessions. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, last threatened to pursue prosecutions against other soldiers on Nov 2. Two days later he went for extra target practice at a shooting range where he bought 10 targets and fired more than 200 rounds He also closed his bank safety deposit box, telling a bank worker: "You'll never see me again." The day after that he went on a murderous rampage at Fort Hood, America's largest military installation, killing 13 people...
  • House, Senate panels ready to investigate Fort Hood shootings

    11/14/2009 9:30:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 573+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/09 | Roxana Tiron
    Congressional panels in both chambers will look into the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, which left 13 dead and at least 30 wounded. Military prosecutors on Thursday charged Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, with 13 initial counts of premeditated murder. Hasan opened fire on a soldier processing center on the Texas base on Nov. 6.
  • Obama: "We cannot fully know" motive of Ft. Hood shooter; in address on killings, president....

    11/07/2009 5:27:53 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 130 replies · 3,276+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2009 | Byron York
    President Obama says "we cannot fully know" what led Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to kill 13 people and wound 38 others at Fort Hood, Texas Thursday. Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before the killings, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces the enemy, and opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam. His rampage at Ft. Hood has the markings of an act of Islamic terrorism. But in his weekly address, Obama says, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."
  • Hasan Graduated From Virginia Tech

    11/06/2009 12:58:37 AM PST · by America2012 · 28 replies · 1,521+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 11/06/2009 | AP/DailyPress
    WASHINGTON — Military officials say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The Virginia-born soldier is single with no children. He is 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1997. At Walter Reed, he did an internship, residency and a fellowship.

    11/05/2009 9:55:29 PM PST · by FromLori · 48 replies · 3,049+ views
    Contrary to all prior reports, the Ft. Hood shooter is not dead. He was shot, but remains alive... The news was announced at an army press conference. The AP just ran: FORT HOOD, Texas — Army: Fort Hood shootings suspect is alive; death toll from attack remains 12. ------ Meanwhile, attention is being drawn to Hasan's internet postings. Here's a comment he left on Scribd next to a document about suicide bombings.
  • Suspected shooter got poor evaluation

    11/05/2009 4:16:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 137 replies · 5,235+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/09
    Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential. The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in...
  • More Than A Dozen Shot In Chicago Overnight (where's potus?)

    07/29/2009 7:50:59 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 2,023+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 7-29-09
    7 Victims In One Attack; Total Of 14 Hurt Over Four Hours ### At least 14 people were shot and wounded in Chicago overnight, seven of them in a single incident on the city's West Side. In that incident, police were called to the scene of a shooting at Walnut Street and Homan Boulevard at 10:43 p.m. Seven people were shot, according to Fire Media Affairs Dir. Larry Langford, who said six people were initially hospitalized in critical condition and one person, an adult man, was taken in stable condition after suffering a graze wound. One person was found shot...
  • Police: 7 teens shot near high school, 2 critical (Detroit)

    06/30/2009 1:10:50 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies · 1,648+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 6/30/09 | n/a
    DETROIT – Detroit police say at least seven teenagers have been shot near a high school and two are in critical condition. Detroit Police spokesman Rod Liggons tells WXYZ-TV the victims were shot Tuesday afternoon at a bus stop by gunmen who emerged from a green minivan. Detroit Public Schools Police Chief Roderick Grimes says at least five students attending classes at Cody High School were shot. He says two are in critical condition...
  • Six Men Shot Dead In 24 Hours In Chicago

    06/29/2009 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 2,882+ views
    CBS ^ | June 29, 2009
    Shootings claimed the lives of six men in the city over the weekend. The first shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Friday, when Tijuan Edwards, 18, was talking to a 25-year-old man in the street at 1916 S. Trumbull Ave. when multiple gunmen approached on foot and shot both men. Edwards was dead on the scene, and the 25-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the left arm, chin and thigh, police said.
  • Three shootings in Oakland leave five injured

    06/21/2009 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 984+ views
    SF - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SNIPPET: "Then, at 1 a.m., police said two men opened fire in the parking lot of a Denny's in the 600 block of Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum. One of the wounded men reportedly went into the restaurant seeking help. He and the second victim were sent to the hospital, where they are listed in stable condition."
  • Pellet guns to fall silent across school district

    04/08/2009 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,382+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 28, 2009 (yeah, yeah, it's old) | Jennifer Vigil
    SAN DIEGO — Hope is the political message of the moment, courtesy of President Barack Obama. Tell that to Lincoln High School students Jennifer Astudillo, Sakeenah Shabazz and Alex Velarde, a trio of increasingly polished political activists. Sakeenah, 16, said hope isn't part of her political equation. “Always go in prepared for the worst, not with your hopes up,” she said. What they've displayed instead is persistence, as they've led a group of high school students in persuading the San Diego Unified School District board to shelve campus air-rifle marksmanship programs. The board confirmed the decision Tuesday, although members eased...