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  • Ultimate Donald Trump Thug life compilation

    10/11/2016 8:31:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies check this one out!
  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    09/19/2016 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2016
    Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside them and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examinerís office. The woman was shot in the neck, and the man suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
  • After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence: 150 shootings, 47 slayings

    09/09/2016 7:08:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 9, 2016 | Paloma Esquivel
    The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardinoís west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street ó a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28, from the driverís seat and wheeled him into an ambulance. ďThe other day, they killed someone down the street,Ē said a middle-aged woman, leaning against a fence next to her husband. All around this part of the city, she said, there are candlelight memorials to victims of violence.
  • Gunman fires during vigil for slain Baltimore man; 5 shot

    07/11/2016 8:19:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 11, 201 | KASEY JONES
    Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.
  • Former Miss Alabama: Canít Help But Think Dallas Shooter ďWas a MartyrĒ (VIDEO)

    07/10/2016 8:49:44 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/10/2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a lovely gal. On Thursday night Black Power activist Micah Johnson murdered five police officers in cold blood and injured seven others. Micah wanted to kill white people and white cops.He did.Video captured Micahís mass murder and execution of one police officer. On Sunday Kalyn Chapman James, the first black Miss Alabama, posted video on Facebook saying she canít help but think Micah Johnson ďwas a martyr.Ē reported: Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American to hold the Miss Alabama title, posted a tearful video on her Facebook page Sunday that says she doesnít want to ďfeel this...
  • Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop, aftermath broadcast on Facebook

    07/07/2016 3:29:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 171 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael E. Miller and Wesley Lowery
    A Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening as a police officer opened fire on a black driver. The victim, 32-year-old Philando Castile, died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post. Castileís mother, Valerie Castile, told CBS Minnesota that her son had died at Hennepin County Medical Center. The St. Anthony Police Department confirmed the driverís death during a brief Thursday morning press conference but did not identify the officer involved in the shooting or the officerís race. The bloody aftermath of the confrontation was broadcast live on Facebook by a female passenger in the car....
  • Aspiring rapper killed, 4 shot while filming music video at South Side park(Chi-town)

    04/19/2016 6:08:26 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 4/19/2016 | Jessica D'Onofrio and Evelyn Holmes
    An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while filming a music video with other artists and friends at Foster Park on Chicago's South Side overnight. Four other people were wounded in the shooting. Police said someone walked up to the group and opened fire near West 83rd and South Bishop in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood just before 2:20 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Teen Burglary Suspect (Miami FL; named Trevon)

    03/15/2016 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 163 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | March 11, 2016 5:50 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    Relatives of a 17-year-old are angry the teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property. The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a student at D.A. Dorsey Technical College. ďI donít care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the lawÖ way beyond,Ē said Johnsonís cousin Nautika Harris. ďHe was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goalsÖ he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.Ē...
  • Chicago on track for deadliest year in nearly 2 decades

    03/03/2016 5:07:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies ^ | March 02, 2016 | Matt Finn
    The city of Chicago is witnessing its deadliest start to a year in nearly two decades -- 102 people have been killed and 475 people were shot in the city since January 1st. The official police homicide count sits at 97, which includes only murders as opposed to what police consider justified homicides such as self-defense. 2016 is the most violent start to a year in the city since 1997, the Chicago Tribune reported. "The level of violence is unacceptable and CPD continues to aggressively target those responsible, especially in neighborhoods where gang activity is most active," CPD spokesperson Anthony...
  • War on Cops: Riot in Salt Lake City

    02/28/2016 7:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 2/28/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Dozens of police officers in riot gear faced off against an angry crowd in downtown Salt Lake City late Saturday night, after police shot a black teenager who was attacking a man with a broomstick near a homeless shelter. Two police officers who were in the area covering another call responded to the report of an assault, and ended up shooting the assault suspect four times. A witness who was a friend of the teen who was shot claimed that the police opened fire without giving sufficient warning. In a report in the Salt Lake City Tribune, Selam Mohammad said:...
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Parents of armed teen killed at Northlake Mall speak out

    12/25/2015 5:47:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 265 replies
    wsoctv ^ | 12/25 | Jason Stoogenke
    Westbrook's parents admit he got in trouble with the law when he was younger for at least one break-in but said he was getting his life together.
  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray‚Äôs life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • ‚ÄėChi-Raq‚Äô Actress Angela Bassett Calls Out Obama‚Äôs Hometown for Gang Violence

    11/29/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart Hollywod ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview published November 25, actress Angela Bassett suggested some Chicago leaders are having trouble with Spike Lee‚Äôs film Chi-Raq because they are embarrassed by the gun violence in their city. ‚ÄúChi-Raq‚ÄĚ is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence in parts of the city is reminiscent of a war-zone like Iraq. According to The Wrap, Bassett said the ‚Äúbloodshed‚ÄĚ in Chicago‚Äôs black communities is ‚Äúcompletely and utterly wasteful, shameful, hurtful to the core.‚ÄĚ She said that Lee is trying to use his movie ‚Äúto just bring some awareness‚Ķ.It‚Äôs a good picture, it‚Äôs very positive.‚ÄĚ Bassett said she...
  • Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park

    10/13/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park Published October 13, Oct. 12, 2015: This photo shows Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M wide receiver whom Dallas police say randomly attacked and killed a jogger with a 'large, edged weapon'. (Dallas Police Department) Dallas police say a former college football player hacked a jogger to death in a Dallas park Monday morning in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack. Police told KDFW that Thomas Johnson, 21, had admitted to carrying out the attack along the White Rock Creek Trail, and...
  • Shopkeeper Beaten, Stabbed by Gang of Youths

    10/01/2015 8:31:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    A Korean-American shopkeeper was beaten and stabbed by a gang of youths on September 21, 2015 outside the 55th Street Market in South Los Angeles. According to the shopkeeper's daughter, who provided the footage to news agencies, the argument broke out after three underaged youths refused to show IDs while purchasing alcohol. The youths left the store and returned a few minutes later with a larger group. When the shopkeeper confronted them outside the store as they attempted to leave with the alcohol, one of the youths breaks a bottle over his head before the group kicks and beats him....
  • Raw: Surveillance shows teens in gun show robbery

    07/14/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 7/14/2015 | Unknown
    Channel 9 has obtained surveillance video that shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • Embattled McKinney police officer resigns following pool party video

    06/09/2015 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 206 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | Peter Holley and Elahe Izadi
    The Texas police officer at the center of a controversial video that showed him forcefully handcuffing and drawing his gun on a group of black teenagers at a pool party last weekend has resigned, the cityís police chief announced Tuesday. McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley called Cpl. Eric Caseboltís actions ďindefensibleĒ and noted that the officer, who was under investigation, ďresigned on his own will.Ē ďAs the video shows, he was out of control during the incident,Ē Conley said, ďI had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training.Ē He said the internal investigation...
  • ĎHard Truthsí From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    05/21/2015 1:05:22 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/21/15 | Steve Berman
    Washington Post writer Jannell Ross tried to hang racism, white supremacy, biker culture, and gun rights around Texas Republican necks in a literary lynching†so stuffed full of wrong presumptions†that if words were mathematical, Rossí article would prove that gravity makes things fall up. Hereís the key takeaway from the article.† Whites are free to be either law-abiding citizens or dangerous Harley-riding savages, while blacks are slaves to the white man, whether heís the cop in uniform or the gun-wielding biker.† And #blacklivesmatter when one black man dies at the hands of police and the rioters are called ďthugs,Ē but nine...

    05/20/2015 10:25:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    RNRF ^ | 5/20/15 | Tom Lemons
    SPRING HILL Ė Firefighters face countless hazards each time they walk into a burning building or pull victims from mangled vehicles, but what about unexpected dangers presented by those they are trying to help? Just like the increasing hostility towards law enforcement, the threat of violence against all First Responders is growing. During the recent unrest in Baltimore, Firefighters were pelted with rocks and bottles as they tried to extinguish burning buildings and vehicles. Closer to home, Fire Rescue responded to 680 Cape Cod Loop Sunday, to assist a man who had fallen into a pool at Nantucket Cove Apartments....
  • Teen who received controversial heart transplant dead after carjacking, chase

    04/02/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Fox31 ^ | 4/1/15
    <p>ROSWELL, Ga. ó The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed chase and then dying after his car hit a pole.</p>
  • Hereís the Disgraceful Tweet Mike Brownís Mom Posted After 2 Cops Were Shot in Ferguson

    03/13/2015 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    For months we were led by the liberal mainstream media to believe that thug Mike Brown had been the victim of an unjustified shooting by a racist Ferguson police officer. While we now know for a fact that Mike Brown was anything but a victim, we also incidentally know that his family members are anything but the upstanding citizens they claim to be. Take for instance his mother, Leslie Mcspadden, who had the audacity to gleefully celebrate the shooting of two Ferguson police officers by tweeting the following message:
  • Michael Brown's Parents Plan Lawsuit Against Darren Wilson, Ferguson

    03/05/2015 2:05:27 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/5/2015
    Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown said Thursday they are gearing up for a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, police and Officer Darren Wilson ó a day after federal prosecutors cleared the ex-cop in the unarmed teenager's fatal shooting. The suit will be filed "very shortly," lawyer Anthony Gray said at a news conference, and will include evidence that will present a "more clear, more accurate picture about what took place that day." Wilson previously told a grand jury that he feared for his life during the Aug. 9 encounter with 18-year-old Brown on a Ferguson street. A Department...
  • 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 ďLetters to TrayvonĒ 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. ďLetters to Trayvon is a campaign to end the disrespect and racial profiling of black men and boys [and] itís 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 Ė 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. Maryís 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 Brownís 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 Brownís 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 ó 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: Thatís 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, ‚ÄúIt took so long for them to do that because they Photoshopped him.¬Ē That‚Äôs how cognitive dissonance works in the digital age. In fact, the basic argument made to Don Lemon here seems to be, ‚ÄúIt wasn‚Äôt him, and even if it was, you‚Äôre smearing him, and even if you aren‚Äôt, he deserved a jury trial, not summary execution by cop.‚ÄĚ 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? ďProtest marshalsĒ 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 ďconducting trainingĒ for Ferguson protesters that will focus on ďbest practices for participating in protestsĒ. 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 Martinís 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 generationís 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 ĎKnockoutí Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading by Chris Lingebach November 16, 2013 10:40 AM WASHINGTON - A terrifying new Ďgameí thatís 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 Ė which goes by the name ĎKnockoutí Ė 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: . . "ďIt became the symbolic way to talk the Trayvon Martin case. Itís rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol,Ē Bunch said. ďBecause itís such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama.Ē Curators, he mused, could ďask the bigger questionsĒ prompted by the case. ďAre we in a post-racial age?Ē 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, heíd look like Martin. This time, Obama said, ďTrayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.Ē Obama also said, ďReasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. Once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works.Ē 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 Martinís 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 ďLucille BallerĒ 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. ďDonít push Ms. Lucy because you wonít like the consequences,Ē Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. ďMess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.Ē 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) ó 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) ó 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...