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  • Some states look at reviving firing squads amid shortage of execution drugs

    01/18/2014 3:55:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/17/14 | M. Alex Johnson
    **SNIP** Firing squads have all but disappeared from the U.S. While Oklahoma law provides for them if lethal injection is ever ruled unconstitutional, only Utah actually continues to use them, and then only for inmates convicted before 2004 as it seeks to phase them out. But the shortage of pentobarbitol has some lawmakers reconsidering. State Sen. Bruce Burns filed a similar bill (.pdf) Monday in Wyoming, saying the state would have to do something soon before it runs out of approved drugs for lethal injections.
  • Hey look! It's Enrico Pallazzo! Ed Helms attached to new 'Naked Gun' movie

    12/28/2013 6:28:13 PM PST · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    Hey look! It's Enrico Pallazzo! Ed Helms attached to new 'Naked Gun' movie By Jeff Labrecque As Variety initially reported this morning, The Hangover‘s Ed Helms is attached to the project, stepping into the sometimes-wrong, but never-in-doubt shoes of dimwitted cop Frank Drebin. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, who created Police Squad!, the short-lived TV series that starred Nielsen as Drebin and inspired the three successful Naked Gun comedies, are not involved with the new movie. Instead, Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are working on the script (which makes sense since they appreciate the...
  • Suspicous package shuts down SFO Terminal C

    02/24/2012 12:39:40 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    KTVU ^ | 02/24/2012
    Suspicous package shuts down part of Terminal One at SFOSAN FRANCISCO — A suspicious package found during a security screening at the San Francisco International Airport shut down part of Terminal One early Friday afternoon. At around 11:30 a.m., federal security agents spotted a suspicious package going through an x-ray machine in the screening lines. KTVU link
  • Independence Police Shoot At Concrete Alligator

    06/02/2011 11:54:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 5/31/11
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo.— An alligator caused a lot of commotion for one Independence man Sunday when three Independence police officers shot at his concrete lawn ornament. Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots. He went around the back of his house to a pond, where he saw three police officers. The three officers had spotted the gator and were lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile. "The officer fired two rounds, and killed my concrete, ornamental alligator," Sheridan said. After realizing their bullets were bouncing off the yard art alligator, police left. Sheridan says...
  • Utah man makes last appeal to avoid firing squad

    06/11/2010 4:40:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies · 646+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2010 | JENNIFER DOBNER
    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - After two days of testimony about a condemned Utah man's journey from a life of violence to reformation, his lawyer said Friday that fairness should compel a state parole board to stop his execution by firing squad. "He came from a family that exuded criminality and violence, and that is what he was," Ronnie Lee Gardner's lawyer, Andrew Parnes, told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. "He's changed, he's overcome that." Gardner wants the board to reduce his death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • Do we need a freeper minutemen`s squad?

    10/04/2008 8:02:24 PM PDT · by nomad · 92 replies · 1,695+ views
    self | 10/04/08 | nomad
    I`ll keep this brief.I think we need a freeper minutemens squad that`ll be ready to respond to any october suprises,ours or their`s.We need freepers willing to compile and share a listing of links to freindly media,talk radio,Fox Cable,web sites and anyone who`ll listen(individuals excluded).When our side hits,we respond with support.When the Rats hit we counter with facts and criticism.What do you,my fellow freepers,think of the idea?Comments,both pro and against are welcome.
  • Obama’s Marxism steps out of the shadows and into the public realm

    09/28/2008 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 49 replies · 1,782+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/27/08 | Judi McLeod
    Marxism stepped out of the shadows to make its first bold public outing in St. Louis, Missouri. Prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri have teamed up with something called the Barack Obama Truth Squad, announced KMOV’s News 4, at 6 p.m. “The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign,” News 4 reported. “They want to remind voters that Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes for those making less than $250,000 a year,” said KMOV reporter John Mills. The Barack Obama Truth...
  • Squad Competition Tests Iraqi Army Soldiers’ Skills

    12/05/2007 4:28:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 134+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ricardo Branch
    CAMP RAMADI — Practice makes perfect, and the Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers are moving along the right path towards perfecting their Soldiering skills. The Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, competed in a “Best Squads Competition”, Nov. 28, at Camp Ramadi. The competition, held quarterly, pitted five teams of Soldiers against one another in common Soldiers tasks and skills. Staff Sgt. Johnathan Lloyd, 1-7 IA Bde., military transition team (MiTT), said that Iraqi Soldiers used to be taught by the MiTT troops, but now the Iraqi troops are training themselves. “When we got here ten months ago,...
  • JI 'hit squad to target infidels' [Jemaah Islamiah hit squads]

    04/16/2007 9:07:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 560+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 4-16-2007 | staff writer
    SOUTHEAST Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiah has formed an assassination squad to attack police, prosecutors and judges, a Singapore newspaper said today, citing an Indonesian official. Ansyaad Mbai, head of the anti-terrorism division at Indonesia's security ministry, said the group planned to target a list of "infidels" including the rector of a Christian University and an official at the Attorney-General's Office in central Java, the Straits Times reported.
  • DM Rescue Squad comes to aid of injured teens

    03/31/2007 3:04:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Two Sabino High School students are listed in fair condition at University Medical Center. They were injured when a boulder fell on them while hiking. A HH60 Pavehawk, a cousin to the Blackhawk, rescued two teenage boys from Mt. Lemmon Wednesday. The 563rd and 55th Rescue Squadrons deployed form Davis Monthan Airforce Base with a para rescue jumper on board. They rescued 18 year old Adam Roberts and 16 year old Kevin Swen. The para rescue jumper told News 4 he decided to bring Roberts up first, becuase of his injuries and the fact that hypothermia had set in. A...
  • 'Mod Squad' actor Tige Andrews, 86, dies

    02/06/2007 7:46:32 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 8 replies · 486+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Feb 5, 11:08 PM ET
    Tige Andrews, the Emmy-nominated character actor who portrayed a police captain in charge of a trio of hip, young crime fighters in "The Mod Squad," has died. He was 86. Andrews died Jan. 27 of cardiac arrest at his home in the San Fernando Valley, his family said. The actor often played detectives during his television career, which spanned five decades and included appearances on more than 60 shows. His daughter said he was proud of his stint as Capt. Adam Greer on "The Mod Squad," which aired during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The popular TV drama starred...
  • Indonesia Government Executes Christians: Firing Squad

    09/21/2006 1:29:09 PM PDT · by rface · 40 replies · 1,511+ views
    News.com.AU ^ | September 22, 2006 05:20am | From correspondents in Palu, Indonesia
    THREE Indonesian Christians who were on death row for inciting violence against Muslims in 2000 were executed by firing squad, their lawyer said. "They have been executed....," lawyer Roy Rening said. Mr Rening said he was informed of the executions by the prosecutors office in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province.... < snip > Mr Rening added that he refused to be present at the deaths to protest a rejection by the state of their last demands, including that their bodies be laid in wake at Palu's main Catholic church. < snip > The trio were initially scheduled to...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Three Death Squad Leaders; Kidnap Victims Rescued

    08/20/2006 1:49:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 871+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Iraqi army forces captured three death squad leaders during raids in Baghdad Aug. 18. The captured leaders allegedly participated in a massacre of Iraqi families last month, U.S. military officials reported. Coalition advisers provided support during the raids, and all three suspects were captured without incident. The men allegedly participated in a July 9 ambush of Iraqi families at a checkpoint in the al Jihad area, officials said. One of the captured leaders is a senior-level insurgent believed to be the overall organizer of the massacre. Another is a senior-level insurgent leader whose cell allegedly...
  • Bomb Squad Sweeps Plane, Man Questioned

    08/19/2006 11:00:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 797+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2006 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO Aug 20, 2006 (AP)— Bomb-sniffing dogs swept a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta upon landing Saturday after authorities said a passenger tampered with a smoke detector and moved ceiling panels in a lavatory.
  • MNF-I condemns ‘death squad’ murders

    08/07/2006 4:14:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Iraqi chillren wave hello to U.S. troops during a recent patrol. BAGHDAD -- Multi-National Force–Iraq on Sunday condemned recent attacks by terrorists and death squads against innocent Iraqi children and civilians at soccer fields in Hadhra and in the Amil district of Baghdad. In the statement, MNF-I officials said: “The Multi National Force – Iraq condemns the recent attacks by terrorists and death squads against the innocent Iraqi children and civilians at soccer fields in Hadhra and in the Amil district of Baghdad. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families and tribes who lost loved ones in these...
  • Iraqi Forces Search University, Target ‘Death Squad

    08/02/2006 5:48:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – Iraqi security forces searched a university in Ramadi, Iraq, today in response to insurgent activity and targeted militia “death squads” in four operations yesterday, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. This morning, Iraqi security forces, with support from coalition forces, began searching Al Anbar University in southwestern Ramadi, which is being used as a center for insurgent activity. Iraqi and coalition forces have received sniper fire from the university on multiple occasions, and credible intelligence reports indicate the university is being used as an insurgent safe haven and command center, officials said. Iraqi and coalition...
  • U.S. Soldiers Capture Members of Iraqi 'Death Squad'

    07/26/2006 10:46:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 772+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 26, 2006 – U.S. soldiers with Multinational Division Baghdad captured five members of a "death squad" in Iraq today. The soldiers, from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, captured the terrorists during a cordon-and-search operation in Mahmudiyah around 1:40 a.m. Officials said one of the detainees is a leader of the group. In a separate incident, soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, detained a wanted terrorist in southwestern Baghdad around 2:30 a.m. today during a dismounted cordon-and-search mission. The terrorist was discovered after soldiers entered a house...
  • Suspected shoplifter runs into squad car

    05/24/2006 9:39:03 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 688+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-24-06 | EMILY GURNON
    Rather than running away from the police, an alleged shoplifter ended up running into them — with grave results. Scott Everette Blake, 46, of Mounds View allegedly tried to steal more than $200 in men's accessories Saturday night from a Marshalls store near the Northtown shopping center in Blaine, said Anoka County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Rokeh. Store security guards watched as he removed watches, wallets and key chains from their packaging, bit off the security tags and stuffed the items in his pockets, Rokeh said. The guards called Blaine police and asked them to stand by as Blake prepared to...
  • Extremists In Demonstration Face Inquiry By Police Squad (UK)

    02/06/2006 5:41:03 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-7-2006 | George Jones
    Extremists in demonstration face inquiry by police squad By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 07/02/2006) A special police squad has been set up to investigate Islamic extremists involved in the protests over cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed, Scotland Yard announced yesterday. The move comes after growing protests over the failure to arrest the militant demonstrators who carried placards threatening violence and suicide bombings.Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, joined MPs in sending a strong signal to the Metropolitan Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to bring prosecutions against the extremists involved in protests outside the Danish embassy in London on...
  • Erie, Penn., native leads seasoned squad of Marines

    10/26/2005 5:00:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2005) -- The sound of magazines being slapped into weapons and bolts chambering rounds cuts through the dust-filled air. The men adjust their flak jackets and Kevlar helmets to ensure the maximum amount of comfort over the next two hours. Once these final preparations are made, they all look at their leader. Every man is in his place and knows his role in the mission. They won’t move however, unless they receive the order to do so. The commanding voice of their leader bellows out, “Hey, are ya’ll ready?” The voice receives a chorus of affirmative...
  • Squad leader uses language skills on patrols

    09/21/2005 5:22:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 462+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    HIT, Iraq (Sept. 21, 2005) -- When Sgt. Keith M. Wagner, a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, learned he would be deploying to Iraq last year, he enrolled in the Survival Level Arabic Course to communicate with the people. He became so interested in the language and the people that he began studying independently in his spare time and after classes with his teacher who is from Baghdad. A year later, as he walks the streets of Hit, one would think he was a linguist because of his proficiency in the language. But...
  • The Intimidators - Krugman & Co. peddle fear.

    03/23/2004 5:08:35 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 5 replies · 84+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 23, 2004 | Donald Luskin
    Paul Krugman's New York Times column today is about the secrecy and dishonesty of the Bush administration, and how it punishes people who blow the whistle. You know, people like Richard Clarke, yet another disgruntled ex-administration official with a book to sell who appears on 60 Minutes to sell it. That's right, the "counterterrorism czar" who, the last time he appeared on 60 Minutes (when he was serving in the Clinton administration), displayed his profound grasp of the dynamics of Islamofascist terrorist operations by saying of the attack on the USS Cole: "It was a very large explosion, and did...
  • An Economist No More? -- Krugman has sold his professional soul to the Democratic party

    12/11/2003 7:45:48 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 7 replies · 189+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Dec. 11, 2003 | Donald Luskin
    Ah, the profound economic analysis of the New York Times: There is a lot to be said for getting the best deal, economists say. That blinding glimpse of the obvious came from reporter Steve Lohr, in a story Monday about Wal-Mart. But surely we can expect more profound insights from the newspaper of record's economics superstar, Paul Krugman — now a Princeton professor and once the winner of the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal as most important American economist under 40. Yet sadly, no. In Krugman's most recent Times column, we find this appraisal of the nation's fiscal situation: Nothing...
  • The Great Unraveling Author -- Has Krugman uncovered a voting-booth conspiracy? Of course not.

    12/03/2003 1:58:15 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 27 replies · 142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Dec. 3, 2003 | Donald Luskin
    When someone says "this isn't about money," you can be sure it's all about money. And when Paul Krugman says "there's nothing paranoid about suggesting" something, you can be sure that what he's suggesting is a crackpot conspiracy theory — built on lies and innuendo — that only a true paranoid could believe. In his New York Times column Tuesday, Krugman says "there's nothing paranoid about suggesting" that touch-screen voting machines are part of a Republican plot to hijack elections. He sanctimoniously warns, "let's be clear: the credibility of U.S. democracy may be at stake." The proof? Krugman assembles a...
  • The Man Behind the Curtain -- Tim Russert exposes Krugman, with a little help from the Squad.

    09/08/2003 2:37:59 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 16 replies · 148+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 8, 2003 | Donald Luskiun
    Paul Krugman's book, The Great Unraveling, hits bookstores today. Are you surprised that Krugman's publisher, W.W. Norton, has repeatedly refused my requests for a review copy of the book? Despite this inexplicable omission, America's most dangerous liberal pundit is in full book-promo mode. He's dropped his teaching duties at Princeton for the quarter. His personal website lists 14 speaking engagements around the country, with more to come (a helpful reader suggested that coconut cream pie works best for such occasions). And the inevitable media interviews are already starting, kicking off with a whole hour this past Saturday with Tim Russert...
  • Firing squad in Utah may finally die - Utah studying changes in execution methods

    08/06/2003 8:07:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 31 replies · 1,534+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 08/06/03 | Jennifer Dobner
    Utah's controversial firing squad may be doomed. "Essentially, we're going to discuss the repeal of the firing squad" during a meeting today of the state Sentencing Commission, says executive director Ron Gordon. Gordon has conducted a study that examines different methods of execution and the question of who decides on which method to employ — the Legislature or the condemned person.Lt. Jeff Meyers points to restraints used on prisoners in the firing-squad chair at the Utah State Prison. A new Deseret Morning News-KSL poll found that while 45 percent of Utahns still favor the firing squad, 51 percent believe it...
  • Krugman’s “Test of Patriotism”

    04/10/2003 5:32:04 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 7 replies · 273+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4-9-2003 | Dan Luskin
    Krugman’s “Test of Patriotism”Another rigged tactic from the Times columnist. The liberal punditocracy is about to face the sum of all fears: a world in which President Bush took the nation to war over all their objections, doubts, and second-guesses -- and won. What are liberal pundits to write about now, with Bush emerging victorious from a spectacularly successful war in Iraq with enough political capital and personal credibility to achieve anything he wishes? There's only one thing they can do, and Paul Krugman knows just what that is. The left-leaning pundits must think of something — anything! — about...
  • Krugman: Awesomely Wrong

    04/02/2003 12:12:56 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 9 replies · 257+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3-31-2003 | Donald Luskin
    Krugman: Awesomely Wrong With shocking speed, the Truth Squad sets the Cheney record straight. Has Paul Krugman finally relented in his savage campaign of Bush-bashing? No such luck. While his New York Times column Friday only mentioned the president's name once, he instead beat up on Vice President Richard Cheney. The column claimed the Bush administration has been arrogant and overconfident in waging war in Iraq. But the particular news hook that Krugman used to make his attack is so irrelevant, so totally unrelated to the war, that it's something only a Princeton economics professor could think of. Krugman claimed...
  • FBI 'Super Squad' To Target Terrorism

    05/16/2002 10:49:41 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 202+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 5-16-2002 | James Doran
    May 16, 2002 FBI 'super squad' to target terrorism From James Doran in Washington THE Federal Bureau of Investigation is poised for one of the most radical shake-ups since its inception almost a century ago with plans to create a centralised “super squad” to combat global terrorism. The changes, which aim to create a powerful counter-terrorism unit in Washington DC, are expected to be unveiled before Congress next month by Robert Mueller III, the FBI Director. More than 1,600 analysts and agents will be recruited as part of the drive to bolster the war on terrorism, with the bureau’s $5...