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  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 121 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A suspected case of mistaken identity has left a 32-year-old man dead during a night-time romantic encounter in a Northeast Philadelphia apartment this week. Marc Carrion was shot in the head inside a unit at the Holme Circle Apartments Monday night after police say the man who lived there found the victim hiding in his daughter's bedroom. Carrion was rushed to Aria Health Torresdale Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries early Tuesday morning. nvestigators believe Charles Jordan, 41, opened fire on Carrion because he took him for an intruder, but those who knew the 32-year-old claim the man had...
  • MY EMAIL TO THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF.

    03/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2014 | Dick Bachert
    Briefly, here's the story from the owner's neighbor. A Walton County Sheriff's deputy shot my friends dog last night while the dog was in his own yard. The officer said he shot him because "he had that look". This was one of the sweetest dogs ever...a big clumsy pup that would lick your face off. Yes he was a blue nose pit bull but he was a PUPPY who loves to play and chew stuff up! The dog actually belonged to Taylor, a 5 year old little girl...now COMPLETELY broken hearted, not to mention confused because a policeman, someone she...
  • IDF Shoots Rock Thrower Dead

    03/10/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    An IDF force lying in ambush shot dead an Arab terrorist who was preparing to throw rocks at Israeli cars traveling on Road 60, north of Jerusalem. The incident took place near Givat Asaf, in the Binyamin region, on Monday evening. The ambush was placed following an uptick in the number of similar attacks as of late. It is too early to say whether it signals a change in IDF policy toward rock throwers, but the military action appears to be a departure from the policy of the last few years, which has been marked by extreme hesitance to use...
  • Incoming Winston-Salem police chief shoots woman in the leg

    06/26/2013 7:40:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 6/26/13
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Incoming Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree shot a woman in the leg after responding to a dangerous weapon call Wednesday, according to Winston-Salem Police. Officers responded to a call at 124 North Jackson Ave. around 1:30 p.m, after a 911 caller reported a man was standing on the porch with a large gun pointed at another person. Rountree and Officer Mohammed Khan, responded to the scene stationing themselves behind Khan’s vehicle. “At that time, a medium-sized boxer or boxer mix dog suddenly appeared from the back of the residence located at 114 N. Jackson Avenue,” police said...
  • Police: Baytown convenience store clerk shoots would-be robber

    05/11/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    go.com ^ | 5/11/13 | Pooja Lodhia
    BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- Baytown police were investigating a shooting at a convenience store Saturday. The store at Alexander Food Store on North Alexander has been robbed before and it's why the clerk was prepared with a gun. Police say a confrontation between the gunman and a female store clerk around 11am ended with the alleged gunman in the hospital. "We heard, 'Pow! Pow!'" witness Christina Odom said. "He just fell backwards like that." Baytown police say a man in his 40s ran into the food mart, wearing a mask, brandishing a handgun and demanding money. "The clerk, in fear...
  • Police dog accidentally fires gun into Lawrence home (Boston, Mass.)

    03/03/2013 8:23:25 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | 3MAR2013 | Unknown
    LAWRENCE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A specially trained police dog accidentally fired a gun into a Crescent Street home while searching for the stolen firearm in a nearby snowbank. The stolen firearm was reportedly buried in a snowbank by one of three suspects who were being sought by police. K-9 Ivan was called to the scene shortly after the incident occurred early Saturday morning. An officer was reportedly parked on Reservoir Street around 2 a.m. when he heard three gunshots. He pulled around to the front of the building and saw three males driving away towards Haverhill Street, reports The Eagle-Tribune....
  • Man arrested in shooting death of Ellenwood teen

    02/22/2013 9:47:56 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Consitution ^ | 17 February 2013 | Fran Jeffries
    A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of an Ellenwood teenager on Feb. 5, according to Atlanta police. Darnell Hudson turned himself in on Feb. 15 on a warrant for the murder of 17-year-old Wilton Smith-Muirhead, police said. He was charged and taken to the Fulton County Jail. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of James P. Brawley Drive in Atlanta.
  • Officials hunt for ex-cop in shootings of 3 officers; 1 killed

    02/07/2013 7:44:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 7 Februrary 2013 | Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
    A massive manhunt was underway Thursday morning for an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected of shooting three police officers early Thursday, one fatally. He is also a suspect in the shooting of a couple in Irvine over the weekend. The suspect wrote an online manifesto on his Facebook page, threatening to harm police officials and their families, law enforcement sources said.
  • Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder (2011)

    01/09/2013 4:55:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 1/9/13 | message board
    Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder State Senator R.C. Soles (D - NC) Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City, N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said. The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties. The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the...
  • Mom shoots intruder, saves kids

    01/06/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many times during the recent gun grabbing debate have you heard these arguments?Self defense is a bogus argument. Having a gun in your home, you'e more likely to shoot yourself or your spouse than to ever fend off a bad guy. Only trained law enforcement professionals can safely use weapons like that.May I introduce you to Donnie Herman's wife... The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using...
  • Supermarket boss shoots employee (Portugal)

    11/22/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Algarvedailynews.com ^ | 13 September 2012
    The manager of a Faro-based supermarket chain today shot an employee, wounding him in the arm. The incident occurred about 05.00a.m. at a warehouse in Galvanas that services the ‘Algartalhos’ supermarket chain. It is thought that the employee was caught with an accomplice stealing stock. The manager saw two employees, and, in breach of disciplinary procedures, fired at one of them, winging him. The victim was transported to hospital in Faro, the entrepreneur has gone missing and is being sought by the Judicial Police.
  • Israel shoots down unpiloted aircraft, reports say

    10/06/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-6-2012 | Fox News /AP
    An unmanned aircraft was shot down by the Israeli air force Saturday after it crossed the southern region of the country, Reuters reported. The report said it is unclear where the aircraft originated. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tells Fox News the unmanned aircraft did not depart from the Gaza strip. The aircraft flew over Israel for less than thirty minutes and did not carry any explosives on board, sources told Fox News. IDF spokesperson Yoav Mordechai said the aircraft was monitored and accompanied by fighter planes throughout its flight and it was possible to shoot it down at any stage....
  • Ocoee family says officer shot, killed pet

    09/25/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    ClickOrlanda ^ | September 25, 2012 | Lisa Bell
    OCOEE, Fla. - A Central Florida family is demanding justice after their pet dog was shot and killed by a police officer. Jackie and Mitch Schutt said an Ocoee police officer knocked on their front door on Sept. 18 to return an ID, but when Jackie opened the door, her dogs ran out to the porch and, she said, the unthinkable happened. "The officer just pulled out his gun and shot her three times while I had a hold of her," said Jackie Schutt. The Schutts say bullet fragments struck their front door right where their 9-year-old and 6-year-old children...
  • Central Texas woman aims for skunk, shoots husband

    08/28/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 34 replies
    One of the funniest headlines I've ever read.
  • Public outrage builds over police officer who fatally shot dog (Austin, Texas)

    04/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies
    KVUE.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    AUSTIN – The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far. As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called “Justice for Cisco,” the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
  • Facebook Dad's Response to Media Outlet (LOVE IT)

    02/11/2012 8:48:22 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 127 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2-11-12 | Tommy Jordan
    Media Response to Anita Li, from the Toronto Star Since you took the time to email us with your requests like we asked, I’ll take the time to give you an honest follow-up response. You’ll have to forgive me for doing so publicly though; again I want to be sure my words are portrayed the way I actually say them, not cut together to make entirely different points. Your questions were: Q: Why did you decide to reprimand your daughter over a public medium like YouTube? A: Well, I actually just had to load the video file itself on YouTube...
  • Israel's Iron Dome shoots down 3 rockets over Ashkelon as tensions grow in south (One dead)

    08/20/2011 10:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/20/11 | staff
    Attacks continue after Grad rocket directly strikes home in Be'er Sheva on Saturday night, killing one person and seriously wounding four. The escalation in southern Israel continued Sunday morning when six rockets and a barrage of mortars hit near the city of Ashkelon. The Iron Dome system successfully shot down three rockets. Earlier, a Grad rocket directly struck a home in the southern city of Be'er Sheva on Saturday night, killing one person and seriously wounding four. 26 people are being treated for shock.
  • Teen girl shoots dad with arrow because he took away her cell phone: cops

    05/26/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 74 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26th 2011 | Lukas I. Alpert
    No amount of family counseling is going to help here. A Washington State man had to be airlifted to the hospital after his daughter shot him with a hunting bow because he took away her cell phone, authorities said. The 15-year-old girl refused to let her father use the phone to call for help Wednesday evening, forcing him to crawl to a neighbor's house for help, KOMO-TV reported. When officers arrived at the house in Tahuya, Wash. - about 35 miles west of Seattle - the girl fled into the woods with the bow and 35 arrows. A SWAT team...
  • Gunman shoots 4 officers inside Detroit precinct

    01/23/2011 6:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/23/11 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT – A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. The gunman walked in through the precinct's revolving door around 4:20 p.m. with a pistol grip shotgun and opened fire, Sgt. Todd Eby, who was sitting at his desk in the precinct at the time of the shooting, told the Detroit Free Press. He said officers shot back at the gunman, killing him.
  • Intel solar spinoff announces NY plant closing

    12/22/2010 12:08:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 3+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 12/22/10 | ap
    WICCOPEE — In a stunning reversal, the frequently lauded and taxpayer-funded SpectraWatt Inc. has told the state it will close its solar cell plant starting in March and lay off 117 workers. The announcement was startling because in the past two months, the company, which had been promised about $8 million in tax dollars, planned to train more workers and changed its work shifts to enable a 24-hour operation. In a news release, the company said it hopes to reverse the situation that led to the decision, but SpectraWatt officials did not respond to requests for details.
  • Cop shoots, kills family dog (Golden Retriever)

    12/20/2010 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 561 replies · 3+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 12/20/10 | Alexis Stevens
    A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked. But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night. “He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.” A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to...
  • Foreign energy firms getting windfall of U.S. stimulus funds (Money buying turbines made abroad)

    02/09/2010 10:20:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 531+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/9/10 | Brooke Williams Watchdog Institute
    Of the more than $2 billion the federal government has given out to boost the economy and create green-energy jobs, more than three-quarters has gone to foreign-owned companies that dominate the global wind-power industry. This latest finding by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit at American University in Washington, D.C., is illustrated clearly in San Diego County, where about a dozen commercial wind developers have offices. La Jolla is the headquarters for Eurus Energy America, the subsidiary of a Japanese firm that received $91 million in federal stimulus money for a wind farm in western Texas. It plans to apply...
  • Calif. man shoots his way out of sinking SUV

    01/18/2010 12:45:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,101+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/18/10 | ap
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun. The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident.
  • Oklahoma Woman Shoots and Kills Intruder

    12/07/2009 3:45:59 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 49 replies · 4,859+ views
    At 12:30 Donna Jackson woke up to her dog barking like someone was in her backyard. She went to to her backdoor and sure enough she was face to face with a man trying to break in. “Oh he’s getting ready to break the window,” said Jackson to the dispatcher. Jackson immediately went and got her shotgun, hoping an officer would get there so she didn’t have to use it. But the man trying to break in had other plans, he then grabbed some patio furniture and broke the back door. “Dear god hurry. I haven’t shot yet. Hurry,” said...
  • Sitting up and smiling: First picture of heroine of Fort Hood who took down gunman...

    11/11/2009 1:21:59 PM PST · by traumer · 71 replies · 3,792+ views
    Days ago she was on the verge of death after losing half the blood in her body during a furious shootout with the Fort Hood gunman. But as she sits smiling in her hospital bed, Sergeant Kimberley Munley looks as if she has made a miraculous recovery. The slightly built policewoman was the first on the scene after army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan went on a murderous rampage, killing 13 of his fellow soldiers. Fort Hood Hasan was finally brought down by four shots, fired by Sgt Munley despite being wounded in both legs. One of the shots cut...
  • 74-year-old N.C. state senator shoots, wounds intruder at his home....I thought he was Anti-2A?

    10/02/2009 1:21:40 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 22 replies · 1,491+ views
    Richmond Times ^ | 10/2/2009 | Richmond Times
    ublished: August 24, 2009 TABOR CITY, N.C. — A sheriff says a North Carolina state senator shot one of two intruders at his home and hospital officials say the man is in fair condition. Multiple media outlets reported that Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said that 74-year-old Sen. R.C. Soles of Tabor City shot Kyle Blackburn late Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman at Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina said Monday that Blackburn was in fair condition. Batten says the shooting occurred when two men went to the senator’s house and tried to kick in his front door. No charges have...
  • Green Shoots, Red Ink, Black Hole

    06/03/2009 3:54:50 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 12 replies · 529+ views
    Slate ^ | June 3, 2009 | Eliot Spitzer
    It's a terrible mistake to confuse the momentary solvency of the financial sector and the long-term health of our economy. While we have addressed the credit collapse, we have not begun to tackle the far more daunting, and more significant, structural problems in the economy. Instead of focusing on the green shoots, let's examine the macro data that will determine our national prosperity in the next generation. These data are terrifying. Start with the job front. Long term, nothing is more fundamental than good jobs to creating the middle-class wealth that must drive the economy. The creation of true middle-class...
  • Soccer fan shoots player dead (Hilla, Iraq)

    03/17/2009 7:54:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,063+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/09 | Wisam Mohammed
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi soccer fan shot dead a player of the opposing team as he tried to score an equalizing goal in the final minutes of a match, police said on Monday. The shooting on Saturday in Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, during a match between local teams, underscored the country's propensity to lawlessness even as violence by militant groups falls to lows not seen since mid-2003. "As soon as Haider Kadhim (the player) was alone in front of the goalkeeper and close to equalizing, a fan in the crowd fired a pistol at him,"...
  • Bernanke sees 'green shoots' of US recovery

    03/15/2009 6:30:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,384+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/09 | Jitendra Joshi
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – In his first television interview, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke predicted that America's worst recession in decades likely will end this year, and that the economic recovery would gather steam next year. In the "60 Minutes" interview broadcast by CBS late Sunday, which the network said was the first by a sitting Fed chairman in 20 years, Bernanke said the "green shoots" of economic revival were already evident. Predicting that no more big banks will fail, Bernanke also called on Washington's squabbling politicians to show the will needed for recovery as he spelled out just how close...
  • Mo. man, angered over digital switch, shoots his TV set

    02/20/2009 6:33:27 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 78 replies · 1,531+ views
    bnd.com ^ | 02/20/09 | KSDK
    The digital transition has left some confused, but a Joplin man was down right frustrated with the switch. So frustrated, in fact, that he peppered his television set with gunfire. Police responded to the man's house Wednesday after reports of shots being fired inside. Turns out the 70-year-old gunman was livid over losing cable and could not get his digital converter box to work. Police took Walter Hoover into custody after a brief standoff and charged him with unlawful use of a firearm. Hoover's wife told police that he had been drinking before the incident.
  • Puppycide in Oklahoma (cop kills dog, says it attacked, owner releases surveillance tape)[Video]

    10/23/2008 4:31:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 2,374+ views
    Reason ^ | 10/23/08
    http://reason.com/blog/show/129620.html
  • Man with van load of ammunition shoots traffic light in Westwood, UCLA police say

    09/02/2008 9:20:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 269+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/08 | Jason Song
    A 52-year-old man was being held without bail on suspicion of shooting at a traffic light in Westwood and having more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition in his van and a storage locker late last week, UCLA police said Monday. Gene Bush allegedly began firing at a traffic light at Broxton and Le Conte avenues shortly before midnight Thursday. Campus police responding to the shooting reported that they found Bush on the sidewalk, empty-handed but wearing a holster. They said that when they ordered him, at gunpoint, to get on the ground, he responded: "Not until everyone else gets here."...
  • French soldier shoots 17 in hostage-taking exercise

    06/30/2008 3:23:40 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 43 replies · 135+ views
    afp/google ^ | 6-30-08 | afp
    CARCASSONNE, France (AFP) — President Nicolas Sarkozy promised swift and severe punishment Monday after a soldier shot and wounded 17 people, including a three-year-old boy and both his parents, at an open day at an army barracks. The sergeant opened up with an assault rifle, firing live rounds instead of blanks into a crowd of hundreds of visitors watching a hostage-taking exercise Sunday at the base near the southwestern city of Carcassonne. A man who witnessed the shooting told AFP that "suddenly, people were falling, we thought it was part of the exercise, and then we saw blood."
  • Police: Jogger Shoots At Pit Bull

    06/26/2007 4:09:55 PM PDT · by highimpact · 32 replies · 840+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 6/26/07 | staff
    DELTONA, Fla. -- A woman who went on a jog with her two dogs Monday night attempted to shoot a pit bull because she felt threatened, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. According to sheriff's deputies, Christine Bruce was jogging past 1435 Gainesville Drive in Deltona when she observed a pit bull in the front yard. Bruce told officials that the dog's owner, Rickey Ward, was exciting the animal in such a way that she felt like she was going to be attacked. Bruce, who was attacked by a pit bull three years ago, said she asked Ward to...
  • Police: Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect (FL)

    01/17/2007 8:21:52 AM PST · by highimpact · 16 replies · 873+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 1/17/07 | Staff
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A man accused of breaking into a Daytona Beach home was shot by the homeowner Tuesday night, according to police. Thomas Lockhard, 28, is in critical condition at Halifax Medical Center after being shot just after 10 p.m. at a house on Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach. Police said they responded to a 911 call from the homeowner, whose house had already been burglarized three times this week, and found Lockhard suffering from a bullet wound. "This kid, who is known to the guy who's already filed three police reports, tells him he's going to kill...
  • Border Patrol agent fatally shoots man rock-throwing man

    08/27/2006 9:07:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 116 replies · 2,477+ views
    YUMA, Ariz. -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man who was throwing rocks at officers from the Mexican side of the border late Saturday, officials said. The incident began after agents spotted a suspicious vehicle near the Andrade Port of Entry west of the California-Arizona border, just north of the international border and alongside the Colorado River. The driver fled and then tried to swim across a pond along the river in an effort to return to Mexico, the agency said in a press release. But the man began to struggle to stay afloat and agents threw...
  • Mount St. Helens shoots steam into air

    05/30/2006 10:52:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | AP
    VANCOUVER, Wash. - Mount St. Helens shot a steam and ash plume at least 16,000 feet into the air Monday after a large rockfall from the lava dome in the volcano's crater, scientists said. Pilots reported the plume rose between 16,000 and 20,000 feet in the air, scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory said. The rockfall coincided with a magnitude 3.1 earthquake shortly after 9 a.m. Monday at the mountain, scientists said. Such events are expected during growth of the lava dome, they said. "There is no evidence of an explosion associated with this event," the observatory said in a...
  • AZ: Alien smuggling suspect shoots at Ariz. Border Patrol officers

    02/08/2006 6:26:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 751+ views
    PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents were fired on by a suspected immigrant smuggler west of Yuma Tuesday night, officials said. The gunfire came at the end of a 20-mile chase of a motorhome packed with illegal immigrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Gramley said. The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when a citizen called in a tip about a large group of apparent immigrants who were seen getting in the motor home several miles west of Yuma. Agents tried to stop the motor home as it drove west on Interstate 8 near Andrade, Calif., but...
  • With “Powerful Rifle” Article, Journalist Shoots Self in the Foot(.50 caliber Barrett rifle)

    12/05/2005 4:28:29 PM PST · by epow · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    Fifty Caliber Institute ^ | 11/29/05 | Michael Marks
    With “Powerful Rifle” article, journalist shoots self in the foot Michael Marks Director of Legislative Affairs Fifty Caliber Institute Nov. 29, 2005 Journalism is a venerable and timehonored profession, steeped in tradition and burdened with the singular responsibility to tell the truth. The very concept of freedom of the press is founded upon the belief that the public need for reliable information outweighs many of the barriers set up by individuals, companies and governments. It is therefore incredulous when members of this ostensibly noble brotherhood are so will to flush their profession, good name and credibility down the toilet. Nowhere...
  • US shoots ahead in stun gun design

    08/15/2005 11:51:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 592+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/15/05 | David Hambling
    WEAPONS designed to fire "electric bullets" into crowds are being developed for police and border protection agencies in the US. The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, the domestic equivalent of the defence agency DARPA, has launched an "innovative less-lethal devices for law enforcement" programme to radically expand the capabilities of electric shock weapons. Existing stun weapons, such as the Taser, typically fire a pair of darts trailing current-carrying wires to shock the target, with a maximum range of about 7 metres. The HSARPA programme aims to develop wireless weapons that can be used over greater distances in spaces such...
  • DEBT-RIDDEN GEORGIA MAN SHOOTS POSTAL WORKER

    07/14/2005 9:28:32 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 668+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 14 July 2005
    SNELLVILLE, Ga. — Earl Lazenby had delivered mail for years to the aging brown home with overgrown plants in the yard and a National Rifle Association sticker on the front door. The home's owner was always friendly, sometimes chatting with Lazenby at the grocery store in this Atlanta suburb. But what Lazenby didn't know was that William Crutchfield was deep in debt and looking for a way out. Crutchfield apparently watched with envy as Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph was headed to prison for life and aspired to the same fate — allowing him to live off the government while behind...
  • Pig shoots man

    04/22/2005 4:38:48 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 19 replies · 581+ views
    http://www.canoe.ca/ ^ | Fri, April 22, 2005 | DAN PALMER, EDMONTON SUN
    Sow! That's gotta hurt. A worker at a slaughterhouse east of the city accidentally shot a co-worker in the leg Wednesday when the intended target, a pig, bumped into the weapon. "It's not a typical incident," Alberta Occupational Health and Safety spokesman Chris Chodan said yesterday. The owner of a slaughterhouse in Marwayne, 245 km east of Edmonton, was attempting to shoot the pig around 11 a.m. but his efforts were hampered by a sling on his right arm, said Chodan. "He was attempting to shoot a pig with his left hand," said Chodan. A single bullet was discharged after...
  • Mayor shoots his own backside

    02/03/2005 3:49:06 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 48 replies · 615+ views
    annanova ^ | 2-3-05 | annanova
    A Colombian mayor shot himself in the backside while he was on the toilet. Rafael Augusto Galan, Mayor of Ramiquiri, was out on his rounds when he was caught short. He asked to use the toilet of a local shop and disappeared into the back, reports Terra Noticias Populares. A witness said: "All we heard was the noise of a 9mm gun firing!" The mayor's handgun, which he was carrying in his back pocket, had gone off wounding him in the backside. Mayor Galan needed hospital treatment but has made a full recovery.
  • PASADENA (TEXAS) OFFICER SHOOTS, KILLS MAN (HISPANIC) WITH GUN

    01/29/2005 3:11:10 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 January 2005 | Paige Hewitt
    A Pasadena police officer fatally shot a man today after the victim reportedly point a gun at him, police said. Two officers were dispatched to the Hacienda Isbell Apartments, around 12:30 p.m., after residents reported that a man was firing a gun in the apartment courtyard. Officials did not release the identification of the victim, who was pronounced dead at 2:07 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The victim is believed to have been in his 20s, according to Pasadena Police spokesman Martin DeLeon. When the officers arrived at the scene they went to an apartment where nine Hispanic men were...
  • Tribe shoots arrows at aid flight

    01/03/2005 11:04:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,884+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/4/05 | Jonathan Charles
    An Indian helicopter dropping food and water over the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been attacked by tribesmen using bows and arrows.There were fears that the endangered tribal groups had been wiped out when massive waves struck their islands. But the authorities say the attack is a sign that they have survived. More than 6,000 people there are confirmed as either dead or missing, but thousands of others are still unaccounted for. The Indian coastguard helicopter was flying low over Sentinel Island to drop aid when it came under attack. Dozens of tribesmen fired bows and arrows at the...
  • 6-year-old boy shoots sister as she slept

    12/16/2004 4:10:11 PM PST · by Ellesu · 79 replies · 2,223+ views
    CHANDLER, OK. -- A 9-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her own bed. And her younger brother is the one who pulled the trigger. It happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The gunman is just 6-years-old. Sheriff's deputies said the mother's rifle didn't have a lock on it, so all the boy had to do was grab the gun, load it, and shoot it. Luckily, though, he was just a little off the mark. "My granddaughter is 9-years-old," said Ronny Jones. "We could have buried her today." It's a wake-up call Ronny and Glenda Jones will never forget. Officers...
  • Dog Shoots Man

    09/09/2004 6:17:39 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 623+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Sep 9, 2004 7:29 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    Deputies say a man in Pensacola, Florida, who was trying to shoot seven puppies was shot by one of the dogs. The man was holding two of the shepherd-mix puppies when one of them wiggled and put its paw on the trigger of the man's .38-caliber revolver, making it discharge. Escambia County deputies say 37-year-old Jerry Bradford was shot in the wrist and was treated at an undisclosed hospital. To top it off, the sheriff's office issued an arrest warrant charging Bradford with felony animal cruelty. He says he was shooting the 3-month-old pups because he couldn't find another home...
  • Woman Dies Weeks After Cop Shoots Guide Dog

    03/04/2004 9:17:35 PM PST · by hookman · 159 replies · 8,097+ views
    theINDYchannel.com ^ | Thu Mar 4, 3:59 PM ET
    A Madison County mother believes her daughter's death could have been prevented if an Anderson police officer had not shot her dog to death last month. Andrea Hill, 26, died after suffering an epileptic seizure Saturday, RTV6's Jennifer Carmack reported. Hill's mother, Linda Hall, said her medically trained black lab, Max, alerted her whenever her daughter was having a seizure. "My dog wasn't here to let me know she had a seizure and she suffocated," Hall said. Max was shot to death by an Anderson police officer Feb. 6. It all started when Hill's 6-year-old son didn't come home, so...
  • Smart Guns / Foolish Legislators--The Assault Weapons Ban May Be Bush's Undoing

    02/27/2004 12:53:14 AM PST · by backhoe · 74 replies · 912+ views
    various FR links | 02-17-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086334/posts Smart Guns / Foolish LegislatorsIndependence Institute ^ | 2001 | C.Leonardatos, P.Blackman, D.Kopel     The Essential "End the AW Ban" Contact List & Sample Letter Thread! ( 1 2 3 )   Request for CSPAN Junkies ( 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )     Here's a little ammo for those writing letters-The Second Amendment - Commentaries     Anti-Gun Groups Targeting Senate Today   Key Fight In AWB Renewal THIS WEEK     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086172/posts Democrats encouraged by Senate approval of amendment requiring handgun safety locksmLive ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1086124/posts **...
  • WOUNDED PHARMACIST SHOOTS SUSPECT DURING STRUGGLE

    10/11/2003 10:11:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies · 274+ views
    <p>SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — A pharmacist shot in the leg during a robbery yesterday turned the gun on his attacker, shooting him twice, police said. Ronald Huel Cole, 61, of Shelbyville entered Renegar's Drugstore at about 2:30 p.m. and demanded a shot of the painkiller Demerol, said Police Chief Austin Swing. Cole had a .38-caliber pistol in his hand and about 75 rounds of ammunition, police said.</p>