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  • 3 killed, 17 injured in overnight shootings

    10/08/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Peter Nickeas
    At least three people were killed and at least 17 others wounded, including nine teenagers, in shootings across the city late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
  • Numerous Springfield (MA) shooting incidents keep police busy

    09/06/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | Conor Berry
    A flurry of back-to-back shooting reports kept police busy early Monday morning, just as the city's entertainment district was shutting down for the night and police were preparing to clear hundreds of people from Worthington Street and Stearns Square. Beginning just before 2 a.m. until around 2:30 a.m., police units were called to virtually every corner of the city for shooting reports, starting with an incident in the downtown entertainment district. In that incident, an altercation involving a pair of men and two women that allegedly began with an assault at the Shadow Lounge, 278 Worthington St., carried over to...
  • VIDEO - Gunmen shooting into a Philadelphia Bus

    09/02/2011 1:10:39 PM PDT · by Puntagorda · 12 replies
    VIDEO - Gunmen shooting into a Philadelphia Septa Bus | 2 Video Newscasts FoxPhillyNews
  • 2 dead, 6 wounded in overnight shootings

    08/13/2011 8:50:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 13, 2011 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    At last two people are dead and six others wounded in separate overnight shootings in the city, police said The first homicide occurred in an incident in which three people were shot about 1:23 a.m. on the 8800 block of South Princeton Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. According to preliminary reports from Chicago Police News Affairs, a male who sustained a gunshot wound to his chest was found unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m., officials said.
  • 2 dead, 5 wounded in overnight shootings

    08/07/2011 7:10:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 7, 2011 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    At least two people are dead and five others wounded in separate overnight shootings in Chicago, police said. A 16-year-old boy, identified as Marshaun Taylor of the 6900 block of South Bell Avenue by the Cook County medical examiner's office, was shot dead this morning about 12:35 a.m. on the 6900 block of South Oakley Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's South Side, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
  • Hippie Files: Lesbian Dwarfs, Communal Jealousies...

    08/06/2011 4:10:55 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | August 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    My unvarnished view: Your representative American Christian family gives the U.S. a good reputation. It’s those crazy left-liberal hippies, and their enablers, Hollywood should keep an eye on. I’m talking some crazy mother-----s (sometimes in the literal sense). From The Sunday Times (UK), Jun 04, 2006: IT was meant to promote peace and love, but ended in a hail of bullets. America’s counter- culture has come back under the spotlight after the founder of a New York commune was repeatedly shot by an unhinged former member last week. As Jeff Gross was recovering from gunshot wounds to his chest and...
  • 1 killed, 5 wounded in city-wide violence overnight

    07/16/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    A man was killed in a drive-by shooting early this morning, one of several instances of overnight violence that also left five people wounded. About 1:30 a.m., two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side when a light-colored vehicle drove by and fired shots at the men, according to a release from the Chicago Police Department's News Affairs. A 28-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and later died. He was identified as Stanley Washington of the 7500 block of South Peoria Street,...
  • At least 11 wounded across city on steamy night

    07/11/2011 7:22:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 11, 2011 | William Lee
    At least 11 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across the city over a hot and steamy night, according to Chicago police reports. Those shootings beginning Sunday evening added to a weekend violence toll that earlier included at least two deaths and 11 woundings by gunshot.
  • 2 shot, killed in Maywood in separate incidents

    07/09/2011 7:50:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    <p>Two teens were shot in separate incidents in west suburban Maywood and died early this morning, officials said.</p> <p>Sharon Draine, 16, of the 300 block of Bellwood Avenue in west suburban Bellwood, was shot and killed in the 2000 block of South 2nd Avenue in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.</p>
  • 2 killed, 11 hurt in overnight violence

    07/02/2011 10:12:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 2, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    Two men were killed and 11 other people were wounded in incidents around the city beginning late Friday. One fatality occurred in a shooting about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the University Village neighborhood, where two males were shot, one fatally, in the 1300 block of West 13th Street, according to police News Affairs officer Ron Gaines. The fatality was identified as Javone Oliphant, 22, of the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. at Stroger after police said he was shot in the chest and the...
  • 1 killed, 10 more injured in overnight shootings

    06/26/2011 7:24:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    A man was killed and at least 10 people were wounded in separate shootings around the city, beginning with a violent half hour on the South Side. The one fatality occurred at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood, one of five shootings that occurred within 30 minutes Saturday night on the South Side. A man identified as Kent Richardson, 55, was fatally shot in the 6200 block of South Laflin Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police. He lived in the 1500 block of West 77th Street. He was pronounced dead at 12:43 a.m. at...
  • Man Suspected in Pentagon Terror Scare Identified

    06/17/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Sources told ABC News a backpack in Melaku's possession contained a package labeled ammonium nitrate as well as spent firearm ammunition. Ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, can be used in explosives. The FBI later said despite the label, the backpack presented no immediate threat. A search of Melaku's nearby car also found no potential devices. Law enforcement sources said Melaku does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization. In addition to his arrest today, Melaku already faces pending charges in Loudoun County, Virginia, for a rash of vehicle break-ins, police said.
  • Man dies after being shot in head at party

    06/12/2011 8:07:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 12, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    A man who was shot in the head early Saturday morning has died, officials said. The death raises the number of people fatally shot over the weekend to six. Torrence Wright, 20, of the 5100 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was shot in the 5200 block of South Wood Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • 4 dead, at least 9 wounded in shootings overnight

    06/11/2011 8:27:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    Four people were killed and at least 9 wounded in overnight shootings on Chicago's South and West Sides. The violence began about 9:24 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood when a 19-year-old was fatally shot in the 1400 block of South Trumbull Avenue. A minute later at 9:25 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue.
  • 4 dead, 12 wounded in overnight shootings

    06/04/2011 8:04:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 4, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    Four people are dead and at least 12 others were wounded in overnight shooting incidents in Chicago, police said. The first death was a little before 1 a.m. in the Gresham neighborhood. Three men were shot -- one fatally -- in the 8400 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said, as an attacker approached the three and fired shots with a assault rifle. Lionel Rattler, 35, was pronounced dead at 1:58 a.m. at Christ, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. One man was shot in his back and fell and hit his head, police said. Another man suffered...
  • Obama/Dept of Justice cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments (while yutes run riot)

    05/31/2011 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 31, 2011 | Darla Dawald
    Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departmentsBy Justin Elliott AP/Julio Cortez Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left. In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched...
  • Three dead in West Palm Beach shootings close in time and place ("All the homies dying")

    05/09/2011 7:57:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 8, 2011 | Staci Sturrock
    WEST PALM BEACH— Police are investigating three shooting deaths, two of which occurred at the same apartment complex within 12 hours of each other. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was found, shot in the face, at 1017 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Police identified him as Edward Burkes, who was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died. Police are treating Burkes' death as a homicide. At approximately 3 p.m., another man was shot and killed at the same two-story building — an empty lot away from Hook Fish & Chicken, which sits at the corner of Palm Beach...
  • Springfield (MA) police exchange gunfire with assailants in downtown

    04/10/2011 10:20:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The Republican ^ | April 10, 2011 | Jeanette DeForge
    ... At about 2 a.m., two officers who were on special duty patrolling the downtown area heard multiple gunshots. They walked to the area near Barnes and Hillman streets, where they saw people shooting, Collins said. “They observed muzzle flashes indicating shots were being fired at them. One officer said he could hear the sound of bullets going by,” Collins said. The officers saw one man, who was armed with a gun, hide behind a mini-van. Shortly afterward, a car with three black men in it drove by the mini-van, and at one of the officers. That officer could not...
  • 3 killed, 5 hurt in overnight shootings

    04/10/2011 6:46:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    Three people were killed and five others were injured in a series of overnight shootings on Chicago’s South and Southwest Sides. The most recent fatality was Jesus Arellanos, 20, of the 2400 block of West 45th Street, who was shot about 1:44 a.m. in the alley just behind his house in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to officials. Arellanos suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was initially taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to a release from the Chicago Police News Affairs office. A witness who...
  • At least 4 wounded in city-wide shootings

    04/03/2011 7:04:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    At least four people were wounded in shootings overnight in Chicago. Saturday night, a 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 9 wounded in city

    03/18/2011 8:14:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2011 | Carlos Sadovi, Serena Maria Daniels and Becky Schlikerman
    Various shootings in Chicago have killed one person and left at least 9 others wounded, authorities said Thursday night. A man was shot dead about 9:40 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was identified as Carlos Morales, of the 11700 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, which said he was shot at his home. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information.
  • Fox News Report Blaming Right for Shootings Officially Debunked

    02/04/2011 6:32:06 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Jan 12, 2011 | BY CLIFF KINCAID
    An alleged Department of Homeland Security memo saying that Arizona shooter Jared Loughner was influenced by American Renaissance (AR), a controversial conservative publication, does not exist and there is no evidence of such a tie. A Fox News report by Jennifer Griffin on the memo about AR suggested official inside information at the highest levels of the Obama Administration that Loughner was motivated to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she was Jewish and because of the immigration controversy in Arizona. While many liberal commentators recklessly tried to link the shootings to Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, or other conservatives, the...
  • Police fear 'war on cops'

    01/24/2011 2:08:38 PM PST · by FromLori · 132 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/24/2011 | Jim Gold
    A spate of shooting attacks on law enforcement officers has authorities concerned about a war on cops. In just 24 hours, at least 11 officers were shot. The shootings included Sunday attacks at traffic stops in Indiana and Oregon, a Detroit police station shooting that wounded four officers, a shootout at a Port Orchard, Wash., Wal-Mart that injured two deputies. On Monday morning, two officers were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounded by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Fla. On Thursday, two Miami-Dade, Fla., detectives were killed by a murder suspect they were trying to arrest. "It's not...
  • NPR's Scott Simon: Shootings Just, 'Didn't Happen When 63 Million Watched Walter Cronkite Every

    01/16/2011 5:59:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 127 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/16/11 | Tim Graham
    Long past the time when it was debunked that Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner might have been motivated by talk radio or TV, NPR was still entertaining the "vitriol" attack line, as anchor Scott Simon interviewed liberal St. Petersburg Times TV critic Eric Deggans on Saturday morning's Weekend Edition. Simon even bizarrely claimed that this kind of violence didn't happen when "63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night."
  • The truth about Sarah Palin and Jared Loughner

    01/13/2011 5:33:58 PM PST · by Merciful_Friend · 12 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 01/13/2011 | Cinch Review
    We have also been told that Jared Loughner fled with that bag into the desert, and that his father, Randy Loughner, was concerned enough about this circumstance that he pursued his son. He failed to catch up with him. Now, it is reported that a black bag has been found in the vicinity of where the Loughners live, filled with 9mm ammunition -- the same kind used in the massacre in Tucson later that day. So here is the question: Why did Sarah Palin allow Jared Loughner to run away with ammunition without then notifying the authorities? Didn't Sarah Palin...
  • Loughner a "textbook" case paranoid schizophrenic

    01/12/2011 12:26:57 PM PST · by worst-case scenario · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 11 2011 | By Sarah Hepola
    It wasn't long after news of the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy broke that the words "paranoid schizophrenic" entered the conversation. Armchair psychiatrists across the country looked at Jared Loughner -- 22, history of antisocial behavior, with a cache of rambling YouTube videos on government mind control -- and diagnosed him. But is there any truth to this? And if so, how does it help make sense of his horrific actions? To try and untangle the influences that might lead one lone gunman to fire his Glock at a political rally, we turned to Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, respected psychiatrist and one...
  • Duplicitous Dupnik in A WORLD of Hurt Now...

    01/12/2011 5:00:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Deflect, divert, attack opponents... typical cornered, incompetent lib Meanwhile back in reality, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik allowed myriad opportunities to prevent a gruesome bloodbath slip right through his hands... and he knows it Yesterday the Pima County Sheriff that's been attempting to tack the Tuscon massacre on the American Right in general -and Rush Limbaugh in particular- got a call of congratulations from the President himself... isn't that special. Thinking persons can be excused for asking "what the hell for"- other than Dupnik's failure to prevent a blood-curdling tragedy right under his nose... must be the diversionary Alinskyite attacks upon American talk radio that Obama finds...
  • The hypocrisy of the Left in the face of tragedy

    01/09/2011 7:38:32 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 01-09-11 | Dave the Sage
    The absolute hatred that spewed forth from the Left for eight long years during the Bush administration can’t even be touched by anything the Right has come forth with in the last two. The Left is awash with hypocrisy if they attempt to lecture conservatives on “toning down the rhetoric.” Such silliness would be sad if it wasn’t so devious and underhanded. Liberals threw out polite political discourse many years ago so I guess we were just all stunned to hear them suddenly clamoring for such a thing this morning. What a shock that they suddenly had a Paul-on-the-road-to-Damascus moment....
  • Playing the blame game with the Arizona shootings

    01/09/2011 7:35:29 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 01-09-11 | Dave the Sage
    I’ll be very honest. Conservatives have a low regard for liberals because of the types of comments as we have seen over the last 24 hours in regards to the tragedy in Arizona. This was a tragedy totally outside the realm of cheap political potshots. When the gutter-licking Left tries to turn tragedies like this into some sort of anti-Palin, anti-Fox News, anti-Limbaugh and Beck, or anti-Tea Party (or whatever) political statement we should all be extremely disgusted at such pathetic attempts to smear an opponent with the blood of real people and real victims. And frankly, shame on all...
  • Breaking: Principal shot in head, shooter killed himself- Omaha, NE

    01/05/2011 1:05:22 PM PST · by rintense · 74 replies
    1/5/11 | me
    Just received text from my BFF in Omaha that the principal of Millard South High School has been shot in the back of the head. The shooter apparently killed himself. All Millard schools were on lockdown. Her sons are in the Millard district. Haven't seen this posted or on any national news.
  • Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va

    11/02/2010 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Braak · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/2/2010 | AP
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say shots were fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station, the latest case of someone shooting at military buildings in the DC area. Prince William County police say they're investigating multiple bullet holes at the building.
  • Greensboro Nightclub's Alcohol Permit Revoked

    10/24/2010 1:22:09 AM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 5 replies
    WFMY Fox 8 ^ | October 23, 2010 | WFMY Foz 12
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - The ABC Commission has revoked the alcohol permits for the Touch nightclub on Patterson Street after officials said club employees tried to cover up a shooting. Greensboro Police and ALE officials requested the revocation after they said in sworn affidavits to the ABC that club personnel hid two people who were shot at the club Oct. 16. Club personnel also tried to prevent officers from entering the premises and denied that shots were fired inside the club that night, ABC officials said. There have been numerous police calls for shootings, stabbings and other disturbances since the...
  • Horses Shot. Reward Offered. Zoning Dispute to Blame? Winder, Ga

    10/15/2010 8:45:22 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 3 replies
    AssociatedContentbyYahoo ^ | Oct. 15th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Comments on articles about these horse shootings have been pro and con against the Twiss family. While no one thinks shooting horses is an answer, some have expressed their dislike of the Twiss family and their horse stable. Concerns of manure disposal and diseases were brought up. And yes, zoning issues too. The $5,000 reward for the horse shootings may bring some needed information to light. Meanwhile, you can't help wondering where the escalation of events will end. Nor can you help from wondering who wants the Twiss land or what's really behind the harassment and the change of ruling...
  • The Honeybee Gunman. Sketch. Description. Manhunt On

    10/08/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 26 replies
    AssociatedContent/Yahoo ^ | Oct. 8th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Dubbed the honeybee gunman by the media, the above sketch is for a suspect in the shootings of at least 3 rural Illinois/Indiana people, 1 fatally. The following is from the Lake County Indiana sheriff's department: BE ON THE LOOK OUT: Male/White 30-40 years old, app. 5'8'', 200 - 220 lbs, short brown hair with a 5 o'clock shadow. The suspect was last seen wearing a light green windbreaker, light colored jeans, and a ball cap. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT attempt to apprehend this individual but rather contact your local police department by dialing 911.
  • Ten wounded in shootings during Black Expo

    07/18/2010 11:22:08 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 56 replies
    Associated Press; no quote.
  • Four killings in 8 days leads to State of Emergency in Philadelphia suburb (Curfews)

    06/19/2010 6:47:16 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 118 replies · 1,438+ views ^ | June 19, 2010
    A suburban Philadelphia city has declared a state of emergency following the fourth killing in eight days, including the death of a 2-year-old boy a week ago. Mayor Wendell Butler Jr. today proclaimed the state of emergency beginning tonight and running through Thursday morning, and he said he will ask the city council to extend it for a month. During that time, no one is allowed on the street from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day, and no assembly of three or more people is allowed without a permit.
  • 2 Found Shot Dead Near Illegal Border Crossing in Arizona

    06/07/2010 12:55:38 PM PDT · by metmom · 22 replies · 100+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 |
    Arizona authorities found two bodies near a common illegal border crossing Sunday, not far from where a deputy was shot last April, reports. Emergency dispatchers in Pinal County reportedly received a 911 call Sunday night from a man saying he and his friend had been shot before the cell phone signal was lost. Officials later found the bodies and two weapons, described as a long gun and handgun, according to the station.
  • Cumbria Shootings 'Prove Gun Laws Need A Shake-Up'

    06/03/2010 8:23:26 AM PDT · by relictele · 38 replies · 909+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 03 Jun 2010 | John Ingham
    Britain's gun laws need a complete overhaul BRITAIN’S gun laws need a complete overhaul in the wake of the shootings, a military hero said yesterday. Doug Beattie, who won the Military Cross in Afghanistan, called for gun owners to undergo an annual psychological assessment. He said: “There should be a fundamental look at the ownership of any weapons. I do not see any requirement for gun ownership except for specific businesses. “Sporting guns should be held in a centralised location, such as a sporting club. Anyone who does have a gun should have a psychological assessment each year.” In the...
  • 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."