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  • Calgary shooting: up to 7 injured, 2 with life-threatening injuries

    01/01/2015 10:36:38 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 37 replies
    CBC News via Yahoo ^ | January 1, 2015 | CBC News
    As many as seven people were shot overnight at a New Year's Eve party in the southwest Calgary neighbourhood of Killarney, including two people in critical condition, police say. Det. Steve Adair said city police received multiple 911 calls from the 1900 block of 36th Street S.W. at about 5:05 a.m. MT Thursday. The number of people shot is unclear, but it's believed to be between five and seven. Responding officers located five people in and around the house with possible gunshot wounds and Adair said two other people later showed up at local hospitals for treatment. Those injured in...
  • Teen arrested for posting threatening photo of a toy gun aimed at police car....

    01/01/2015 12:16:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/14 | David Mc Cormack
    ...and the words 'should I do it?' Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested on Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat He posted a photo of a replica gun pointed at a police car in Fort Worth, Texas The message accompanying the photo read, 'Should I do it? They don't care for a black male anyways!' Someone saw the photo on Twitter, took a screenshot and submitted it to Fort Worth police's Facebook page Police in Texas have arrested a teen for posting a photo of a replica gun pointed at a police car along with a caption reading in part:...
  • Local campaign kicks off 'Letters to Trayvon'

    12/17/2014 3:16:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | December 17, 2014 | Samaria Bailey
    A network of businesses, public officials and educators are partnering with the Trayvon Martin Foundation to present “Letters to Trayvon” a holistic campaign to address the plight of Black males and police brutality, next February. The campaign, initiated by the Germantown-based small business Mission Inc., has been in its planning stages for about a year and will include a social media component, youth outreach and a culminating fundraising reception, panel discussion, black art showcase and exhibit on Feb. 28. “Letters to Trayvon is a campaign to end the disrespect and racial profiling of black men and boys [and] it’s a...
  • Arrest made in beating death of Port Jervis man

    11/11/2014 9:13:53 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Times Herald Record (Middletown, NY) ^ | 11/11/14 | Heather Yakin
    GOSHEN – Most of Port Jervis and much of the Tri-State area knew Josef Kucher. A cobbler in the Old World tradition of his native Austria, the 77-year-old was a proud U.S. citizen and military veteran, a long-time presence in the downtown business district, an usher at St. Mary’s Church. He was, Port Jervis police Chief William Worden and Mayor Kelly Decker said Monday at a press conference to announce an arrest in his slaying, a fixture in the community, a good man. Josef Kucher's wife, Hannelore Kucher, spoke briefly on Monday at her home. "I have no words for...
  • Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report

    11/06/2014 10:08:50 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 11/6/14 | BY MARC WEINREICH
    Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report Lesley McSpadden allegedly led a group of 20 to 30 people to a tent in a parking lot in Ferguson, Mo., on Oct. 18 to beat and rob vendors selling 'Justice for Michael Brown' merchandise. BY MARC WEINREICH The mother of Michael Brown could be charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly attacking people in a Ferguson, Mo., parking lot because they were selling T-shirts honoring the late teenager. The Ferguson Police Department is currently investigating claims that Lesley McSpadden brought a group of people — including her own mother...
  • Ferguson police say Michael Brown was suspect in robbery

    08/15/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars. Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the robbery took place just before noon on Saturday at a convenience store roughly 10 minutes before a police officer identified as Darren Wilson fired the bullet that killed Michael Brown. Police say that the shot was fired after a struggle touched off by Wilson's confronting...
  • Ferguson residents on CNN: That’s not Michael Brown in the surveillance video

    08/15/2014 12:23:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, a reminder that no modern tragedy can escape Truther-ization. One woman in the clip, speculating on why the cops waited to release the surveillance footage, says, “It took so long for them to do that because they Photoshopped him.” That’s how cognitive dissonance works in the digital age. In fact, the basic argument made to Don Lemon here seems to be, “It wasn’t him, and even if it was, you’re smearing him, and even if you aren’t, he deserved a jury trial, not summary execution by cop.” The shooting must have been unjustified; take whatever logical path...
  • Holder's DOJ "Organizing" and "Coaching" Ferguson Protests

    08/15/2014 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    The Right Side News ^ | 8/14/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Is the Obama administration looking to stir up more trouble in Ferguson? “Protest marshals” from the same Department of Justice division that organized protests against George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin have been deployed to the troubled city. It is being reported that these DOJ agents will be “conducting training” for Ferguson protesters that will focus on “best practices for participating in protests”. Local officials in Missouri hope that this will help defuse the situation, but if history is any guide it may end up doing just the opposite...
  • Breaking: PHOTOS RELEASED of Suspect Michael Brown ROBBING STORE Before Shooting

    08/15/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 394 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson police released a report today detailing a robbery before the fatal shooting last week of 18 year-old Michael Brown. Chief of police Jackson held a press conference early Friday morning. Here is a copy of the report on the Ferguson convenience story robbery. Michael Brown was 6′ 4″ and 292 pounds.
  • There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents! By Michael Skolnik

    07/13/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Global Grind - The World According to Hip-Hop ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief and political director to Russell Simmons
    I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives. They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how they felt once it all sunk in. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, everyone who was alive during that time remembers. One year ago, today, was our generation’s moment. It was late on a Saturday night. Some of us were out to dinner. Some of us were home with our families. Some of us were still shopping. Some of us...
  • 49ers' Kaepernick named as suspect in 'suspicious incident'

    04/10/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Comcast Sportsnet ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Maiocco
    The alleged victim reported to police that on April 1 at approximately 9 p.m., she visited Lockette's apartment. Kaepernick and Patton were also there. She said she mixed drinks and prepared shots for them and was told that in order to drink the shots, she had to "hit" the bong, which contained marijuana, according to the police report. She said to police that she began to feel light-headed and went to a bedroom to lie down. Kaepernick, with whom she said she had a previous sexual relationship, followed her into the bedroom. They did not have sex, she told police....
  • Do you know someone who thinks it's cool to wear their pants low? Show them this ASAP...

    02/28/2014 10:13:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 56 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There's a two step process to sharing this graphic:1. Show this to the offender.2. Wait for the chance to say "you're welcome."
  • Potentially Fatal 'Knockout' Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading

    11/16/2013 11:16:10 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 122 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/16/13 | by Chris Lingebach
    Potentially Fatal ‘Knockout’ Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading by Chris Lingebach November 16, 2013 10:40 AM WASHINGTON - A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere. A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by....
  • Smithsonian Museum Director Interested in Acquiring Trayvon Martin's Hoodie

    07/31/2013 10:52:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    DCist ^ | July 31, 2013 | Benjamin R. Freed
    Lonnie Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, told the Post he'd "love" to acquire the sweatshirt for a collection, an idea endorsed by the Rev. Al Sharpton: . . "“It became the symbolic way to talk the Trayvon Martin case. It’s rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol,” Bunch said. “Because it’s such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama.” Curators, he mused, could “ask the bigger questions” prompted by the case. “Are we in a post-racial age?” Bunch asked, dreaming...
  • Obama: 'Trayvon Could Have Been Me'

    07/19/2013 11:03:53 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 190 replies ^ | 19 Jul 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Speaking at the White House on Friday, President Obama addressed the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin for the first time since 2012, when he declared that if he had a son, he’d look like Martin. This time, Obama said, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” Obama also said, “Reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. Once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works.” Obama said he was "bouncing around" ideas with his staff on how to respond to the Zimmerman verdict, adding, "I think it is going...
  • George Zimmerman's Lawyers: Trayvon Martin’s Texts Talk About Guns, Marijuana

    05/24/2013 1:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2 hours ago
    Trayvon Martin's texts messages and photos were released by George Zimmerman's attorneys Thursday. The messages and photos paint a troubling picture of the teen, as he chats with friends about drugs, guns and fighting Slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin's cellphone texts and photos show him chatting with friends about marijuana, fighting and guns, new potential evidence shows. Data from the 17-year-old's cell phone was released Thursday by lawyers for George Zimmerman, whose second-degree murder trial for killing Martin begins next month. The texts and photos paint a troubling portrait of Martin's home and school life in the months before his...
  • Tampa Is A Step Closer To A Tough Noise Ordinance

    05/16/2013 1:30:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Beware of cranking up your car stereo in Tampa. City council has given preliminary approval to a new noise ordinance that would outlaw car stereo noise that can be heard 50 feet or more from the car. A first-time offiense will set you back $250. That goes up to $450 for a second offense. If you're cited a third time, it's 60 days in jail. Council member Lisa Monteleone thinks that's a bit too harsh. She believes that will put more young people behind bars. And she spars with Councilman Charlie Miranda over that fact....
  • Dallas police lieutenant Regina Smith ... under scrutiny for rap video, website

    11/27/2012 10:25:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies ^ | 11-27-12 | Tanya Eiserer
    A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department who goes by the name “Lucille Baller” when she promotes herself as a recording artist promises to shoot anyone who messes with her in a rap song that was posted on her website. “Don’t push Ms. Lucy because you won’t like the consequences,” Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. “Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.” Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives at the Southwest and Northwest patrol investigative units, will likely face an internal affairs investigation over...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • Accused Limo Mob Was Shooting Music Video

    07/09/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 14 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/9/12 | By Anthony Ponce and Charlie Wojciechowski
    Relatives of four men arrested for allegedly attacking random people in Wrigleyville Sunday morning said the group was shooting a music video. Family members said the group, which goes by the name Chicago Maverick, was shooting a video for a song called "Take a Sip." They said the group was being taunted by people on the street and was the target of racial epithets. The comments came after a Cook County judge on Monday ordered Corry Simmons, 32, of the 1800 Block of South Ridgeway; Donald Robinson, 31, of the 1800 Block of South Ridgeway; and his cousin Edward Robinson,...
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Texas: Eleven-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Blamed for Crime (Them boys didn't rape her)

    03/12/2011 1:41:37 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 3/11/2011 |
    At a Thursday night meeting to discuss concerns about a gang rape investigation has degraded into allegations that the eleven-year-old victim is to blame. Many who attended the meeting in Cleveland, Texas support the group of men charged with the crime. More than 130 people attended the meeting led by Quanell X, a Houston activist in the black community, who insisted that his goal was not to "jump on an 11-year-old girl" but to question the police investigation. His concern centered around the fact that only young black men were arrested, and although he believes some charged are guilty, others...
  • Man Facing Charges After Beating Officer at Fayetteville IHOP

    02/24/2011 9:37:28 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 101 replies
    5 News-Fort Smith, AR ^ | 24 FEB 11 | Allison Woods
    Two Fayetteville police officers were injured after a fight at IHOP in Fayetteville. Police said officers responded to the business before 3 a.m. Wednesday after employees called about an intoxicated customer. Officers attempted to arrest Hiram Graham, 35, of Fayetteville. Officers applied one handcuff before Hiram yanked his arm away and tucked it into his torso. Police attempted to use a taser, but it didn't work properly. Shortly after, Hiram's brother, Joemo Graham, 33, began a physical fight with an officer. Police attempted to deploy another taser. Hiram was able to grab an officer's baton. According to police reports, Hiram...
  • News Crew Attacked At Natomas Murder Scene

    02/21/2011 9:48:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 23 replies
    CBS13 ^ | 21 FEB 11 | CBS 13
    News Crew Attacked At Natomas Murder Scene SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Grieving family and friends attacked a reporter and photojournalist from a Sacramento news station Sunday as they covered the aftermath of a deadly shooting in north Natomas. KTXL reporter John Lobertini and photojournalist Rebecca Little were attacked at an IHOP restaurant on the 2900 block of Advantage Way by a number of bystanders who had gathered at the site of the murder. Video captured by CBS13 news crew a short distance away shows several people shouting profanities at the news crew at about 4:00 p.m. as a growing crowd began...
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • Man gets probation in dog-lawn murder

    12/29/2010 12:55:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 248 replies · 26+ views
    A University Park man who killed a neighbor whose dog urinated on his lawn was sentenced today to four years probation. "This is not justice," said Gail Williams, the slain man's aunt. Charles Clements, 69, a great-grandfather, former Marine and retired truck driver who took great pride in his lawn's appearance, could have been sentenced to as much as 20 years. In declining to send Clements to jail, Will County Judge Daniel Rozak noted the episode was Clements' first contact with the legal system in his 69 years. He also said the slaying wasn't about a dog urinating on a...
  • Salvation Army killer pleads guilty (2009 XMAS Eve Murder of Chaplain)

    10/29/2010 10:04:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    LITTLE ROCK — The 19-year-old man charged in the Christmas Eve shooting death of a Salvation Army major pleaded guilty Friday to a murder charge and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Laquan Fitzpatrick was arrested March 16, nearly three months after the Dec. 24, 2009 killing of Philip Wise outside a Salvation Army community center in North Little Rock. Wise was shot in front of his three young children. Fitzpatrick entered the court shortly after 9:30 a.m. and told Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims he understood his rights and was entering the plea. Sims accepted the agreed...
  • Teens In Court In Botched Robbery Attempt (Teller trapped them between two sets of security doors.)

    09/21/2010 11:04:33 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 37 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/21/10 | n.a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three teenage girls with no prior criminal history appeared in court Tuesday after they were accused of involvement in a spectacularly bad bank robbery attempt on Indianapolis' northeast side...
  • Girl maimed by pit bull coming to terms with appearance

    07/18/2010 9:57:41 PM PDT · by fire4effect · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 7/15/10 | Carlyn Mitchell
  • Chicago Mayor Offers to Put Gun in Reporter's 'Butt'

    05/21/2010 9:23:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 97 replies · 4,169+ views
    foxnews ^ | May 21, 2010
    Irate with a reporter's question on the effectiveness of the city's handgun ban, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley offered to give a first-hand lesson following the shooting of an off-duty police officer. Oh, it's been very effective," Daley said, according to "If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. If I put a round up your … you'll know."
  • Rappers who threw pregnant girl, 15, into canal in murder bid are jailed for 32 years

    12/04/2009 11:53:18 AM PST · by bronzey · 37 replies · 1,443+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-04-09
    Below are excerpts from the online chat between Jolie and Ogundele as they plotted murder Jolie: Bruv that girl won't leave me alone. She's taking it far now. It gives me a bellyache thinking about her. Ogundele: Oi I will ****ing kill her yeah, **** her bruv, she's a ****ing ***** Jolie: You're ****ing telling me mate. She's trying to **** up my life. She needs to get out the equation somehow. I don't care if she lives or dies because the consequences of her having a child are too big for me to handle Ogundele: I'm serious, we will...
  • Seattle Police Shoot and Kill Suspect in Murder of Four Police Officers

    12/01/2009 4:18:26 AM PST · by SE Mom · 96 replies · 3,428+ views
    SEATTLE — A sheriff's spokesman in Washington state says Seattle police have fatally shot the man suspected of gunning down four police officers.
  • Police Seek Fourth Teen in LR Burglary-Homicide (home invasion & execution of homeowner)

    07/01/2009 12:15:29 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies · 1,123+ views
    KARK (AR NBC affiliate) ^ | 01 JUL 09 | KARK 4 News
    Police Seek Fourth Teen in LR Burglary-Homicide Reported by: KARK 4 News Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 @10:30am CST Little Rock Police are looking for local teen they're calling a person of interest in Tuesday's residential break-in that left a homeowner dead. The suspect is identified as Antonio Demetrius Terry, 16, of Little Rock. He is named in police reports read in court this morning when three other suspects were arraigned in the case. Maurice Clark, 67, was shot when the suspects broke into his home. Thomas Stacy Caffery, 17, Craig Deshaun Woods, 15, and Mashawn Kendrick, 14, all pleaded not...
  • Man has no regrets defending Oklahoma City pharmacy (armed robber shot and killed)

    05/22/2009 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 130 replies · 6,037+ views
    Oklahoman ^ | 22 May 09 | Johnny Johnson
    Jerome Ersland was back at work Thursday filling prescriptions and hoping that by taking the life of a 16-year-old boy two days earlier, he had saved others. Rubbing an oversized bandage on his left forearm, where he said he was grazed by a robber’s bullet, Ersland related details of what he said was a highly organized hit on the Reliable Discount Pharmacy. "I just regret anybody would get killed,” Ersland said. "But if I wouldn’t have been here, there would have been three people killed — the other pharmacist and the two techs.” He also recalls the angry voices of...
  • Grand jury votes to indict bakery leader in slaying of Oakland journalist

    04/29/2009 1:04:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 738+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/29/9 | homas Peele, Bob Butler and Mary Fricker - The Chauncey Bailey Project
    OAKLAND - A grand jury today voted to indict Yusuf Ali Bey IV, the scion of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007, authorities familiar with the situation said. Prosecutors are likely to bring the case with special circumstances - allowing them to seek the death penalty against Bey IV, 23. He allegedly told two of his followers that in exchange for killing Bailey, he would teach them how to file fraudulent loan applications that could reap hundreds of thousands of dollars. Another man, Antoine Arelus Mackey,...
  • Jay-Z "Hit The Roof" Over Rihanna's Alleged Assault (Threatens to have Brown beaten up)

    02/11/2009 6:19:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 61 replies · 2,405+ views
    Show Biz spy ^ | 02.11.09
    Jay-Z reportedly "hit the roof" when he heard that Chris Brown allegedly beat up girlfriend Rihanna. The 19-year-old star handed himself in to police after officers responded to a phone call at around 12.30am on Sunday morning from an unnamed woman - believed to be Rihanna - who accused him of hurting her. The Umbrella hitmaker - who was taken by Officers on Sunday to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment - reportedly suffered two "huge contusions" on both sides of her forehead, a bloody lip and bloody nose.
  • News access issues concern those covering Obama (Obama assualts a reporter)

    01/23/2009 9:38:40 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 32 replies · 903+ views
    MyWay (AP) ^ | 1/23/09 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) - News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings. Representatives from Obama's press office held a conference call with photo editors, who are concerned that the administration prefers distributing photos taken by a White House photographer in cases where photojournalists have been permitted access in the past. It was unclear whether the two sides had reached any accommodation. The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse refused to distribute photos taken by the White House of the new president on his first day...
  • Caption Obama

    12/27/2008 5:28:32 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 108 replies · 4,032+ views ^ | 12/27/08
    President-elect Barack Obama greets onlookers after working out at the Semper Fit Center at Marine Corp Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008.
  • Caption this photo of Obama

    12/28/2008 9:55:19 AM PST · by do the dhue · 157 replies · 4,188+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/27/08 | photo
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  • GOP: PROBE DEM 'THREAT' (Dem says he was only "kidding" about extortion)

    08/19/2008 4:03:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies · 213+ views
    NY POST ^ | 8/19/08 | FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor
    Republicans called for a criminal probe of Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith for allegedly threatening lobbyists who fail to contribute to Democratic campaigns. "It borders on criminality," said Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. "You cannot threaten people to give contributions. That's thuggery. Quid pro quo is a crime - you go to jail." Senate Investigations Committee Chair George Winner said Smith, of Queens, "may have broken several laws - including coercion, official misconduct, attempted bribery and even conspiracy." Smith told a group of lobbyists at a fund-raiser for Senate Democrats in that their clients would be shut out of a...
  • Riverdale Police Officer Shoots Burglary Suspect at Foot Locker (Burglar has Obama bumper sticker)

    05/13/2008 4:04:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeJen · 10 replies · 208+ views
    myfoxatlanta ^ | Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 5:30 PM EDT | myfoxatlanta
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. ( -- A burglary suspect is in the hospital after a Riverdale police officer shot him. Police say the suspect broke into the Foot Locker on Highway 85 Tuesday morning. Police responded to a burglary call around 5:00 a.m. and found a silver Escort station wagon parked next to the back wall of the building. Police say the back wall had a huge hole broken through the wall, and the vehicle was filled with various items in boxes. Two suspects ran away, and one police officer drove his squad car closer to the station wagon without realizing...

    05/10/2008 8:32:26 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 28 replies · 103+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2008 | Cynthia Tucker
    You've heard of resume inflation? You've heard of people who lie about having Ph.D.s or Ivy League pedigrees in order to get ahead? The world of thug culture has its own perverse equivalent, in which middle-class men with minor legal transgressions exaggerate their bad behavior, claiming to be hard-core degenerates in order to impress youngsters looking for outlaw role models. In this destructive environment, the more violent and predatory you are, the more heroic you seem. That helps to explain why a metro Atlanta hip-hop star known as Akon wove a tall tale of malevolence and criminal activity, claiming to...
  • Map of 36 Chicago shootings since Friday (Wow!)

    04/23/2008 6:27:34 PM PDT · by prolifefirst · 112 replies · 1,265+ views
    CBS 2 News Chicago ^ | 4/23/08 | Staff
    Map Of Recent Shootings Wednesday afternoon's shooting comes on the heels of a particularly violent weekend in the city. Between Friday night and early Monday morning, 36 people were shot in Chicago, nine fatally, and two people were stabbed.
  • Rapper 'shocked' by daughter's killing

    03/03/2008 8:05:41 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 103 replies · 411+ views
    The rap star Juvenile is "shocked and devastated" by the shooting death of his young daughter, the girl's mother and another child, his manager said Saturday. The 32-year-old rapper is still trying to cope with the death of 4-year-old Jelani; her mother, 39-year-old Joy Deleston; and the woman's daughter Micaiah, 11, whose bodies were found Thursday night in their home, said manager Aubrey Francis. "It really shocked him and devastated him to the point where I've never seen him before," Francis said. "Right now he is relaxing and trying to grasp everything of what has happened." Meanwhile, 17-year-old Anthony Tyrone...
  • Boxcutter in Hollowed-Out Book at TIA

    02/20/2008 3:44:16 PM PST · by jdm · 53 replies · 381+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | Charles Johnson
    He forgot it was there: TIA Passenger Had Box Cutter In Hollowed-Out Book. TAMPA — A 21-year-old Clearwater man was arrested at Tampa International Airport this weekend after security personnel found a box cutter in a hollowed-out book, authorities said. About 7:30 a.m. Sunday, airport security ran Benjamin Baines Jr.’s backpack through an X-ray machine and saw the image of a box cutter, according to a report from the Transportation Security Administration. When searching the backpack, a security officer found a book titled “Fear Itself.” The book was hollowed out, and the box cutter was inside. After Baines was read...
  • Sagging Pants May Have Contributed To Fatal Shooting

    07/30/2007 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Abathar · 127 replies · 3,717+ views
    GARY, Ind. -- A teenager shot to death by an officer as he fled a burglary scene may have tried to pull up his sagging pants, causing the officer to mistake the movement for a reach for a weapon, according to newly filed court documents. In a motion to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Vincent Smith Jr.'s father, the city of Gary suggests the 16-year-old was shot as he was reaching down to hoist up his drooping pants and sprint away from Officer Levi Randolph. "Police officers have to make a lot of split-second decisions," said city...
  • Police: PA Boy (13) Stabs to Death Brother Over Video Game

    07/17/2007 12:00:01 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 100 replies · 4,819+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 17 JUL 07 | dcbryan1
    Police: Pa. Boy Stabs Brother Over Game Jul 17 01:16 PM US/Eastern LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife after the 16-year-old refused to turn over a video game controller, authorities said. Jahmir Ricks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antwan Ricks at their home outside Philadelphia. The older boy died of a single stab wound to the chest, police said, and a bent and bloody knife was recovered from the home. Lansdowne police said the younger boy told them, "I just stabbed my brother," when they arrived at...
  • NYC disc jockey shot 13 times dies

    12/24/2006 1:34:50 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 34 replies · 1,456+ views
    The New Orleans Times Picayune ^ | 12/24/2006 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A popular hip-hop disc jockey died Saturday after being shot at least 13 times earlier this month, police said. Carl Blaze, born Carlos Rivera, was shot outside an apartment building near Manhattan's Inwood section on Dec. 7, and his $20,000 diamond chain was stolen, police said. He was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he died Saturday. Blaze, 30, was a DJ for hip-hop and R&B radio station Power 105.1 FM for about three years. He had gained a large fan base by spinning records at clubs and on the air on Friday and Saturday nights....
  • (Carmelo) Anthony may face stiffest penalty in wake of brawl (Knicks/Nuggets fight)

    12/17/2006 11:00:40 AM PST · by Roberts · 54 replies · 4,698+ views ^ | Dec. 17, 2006 | Chris Sheridan
    NEW YORK -- About a minute or two before the Knicks-Nuggets brawl erupted Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, New York coach Isiah Thomas mentioned to Denver star Carmelo Anthony that it wouldn't be a good idea to go anywhere near the paint, according to a member of the Denver Nuggets organization. The message was unmistakable: A hard foul was coming. And when it came, the NBA had its first full-scale fight of the 2006-07 season. As it tries to stay in the race in the Western Conference, Denver now has a huge question to ponder: How long will Anthony...
  • Flashback: Carmelo Anthony Featured In Drug Video (underground DVD includes threats)

    12/17/2006 7:50:45 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 1,803+ views
    The Denver Channel - ABC 7 ^ | December 2, 2004 | Staff
    DENVER -- Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is featured in an underground DVD that is circulating in his home town of Baltimore, Md. The DVD is called "Stop Snitching" and shows alleged drug dealers talking about what happens to people who cooperate with the police, and Anthony is standing next to one of them. He is also seen on the DVD talking about his Olympic bronze medal and saying that he threw it in a lake. The man he stands next to later goes on to tell how he would take care of snitches by "putting a hole in their...