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  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Mother Shares Pain With Family Of Michael Brown

    08/20/2014 3:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 8/19/14
    A South Florida mother who knows the pain of losing a son firsthand has written an open letter in support of the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO earlier this month.... “They both were unarmed. They were both teenagers. They both were African Americans and the both were shot and killed by a non-African American,” Fulton said.
  • WATCH: Washington Redskins take field with hands up in support of Michael Brown, Ferguson protesters

    08/19/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    The Redskins' defensive backs took the field against the Cleveland Browns with their hands raised — a nod to the 'Hands up, don't shoot' pose that has become a symbol of solidarity among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Washington Redskins players showed support for slain Missouri teen Michael Brown on Monday night by running on to the field with their hands up during the team's introductions. Safety Brandon Meriweather led the team's defensive backs through a tunnel and onto FedEx Field with their hands raised, a nod to the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose that has become a rallying cry for...
  • Purse snatching knock-out [Old woman hospitalized by UNARMED son of Obama]

    08/19/2014 9:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ksn.com ^ | Published: August 18, 2014, 12:10 pm | Updated: August 18, 2014, 12:12 pm
    An elderly Florida woman is recovering after a brutal purse-snatching that left her unconscious. Charlotte Dunaway, 74, was knocked out when her purse was ripped from her hands inside a Publix grocery store in Ocoee. “I was knocked unconscious and have no memory of what happened,” Dunaway said.
  • Two arrested, charged in taped beating of Philadelphia park ranger

    08/19/2014 9:16:51 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox News
    <p>Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.</p> <p>Authorities said 19-year-old Curtis Tanner, of Pottstown, Pa., and an unidentified 17-year-old face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats in connection with the beating that took place Friday at the city's Love Park.</p>
  • Missouri senators to join Eric Holder [Irony: One of them is BLUNT! LOL!!]

    08/19/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | Burgess Everett
    Holder will have a bipartisan congressional delegation with him when he visits Ferguson, Missouri, this week. Holder, dispatched to the city by President Barack Obama after the police shooting of Michael Brown stoked a week of protests, will be joined in the St. Louis suburb by Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Roy Blunt, a Republican, on Wednesday, their offices confirmed late Monday.
  • Ferguson: Trayvon Martin's mom shares pain

    08/19/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    krdo.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    ...."I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence" she writes in the letter published in Time magazine. "But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son." Two and a half years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, Fulton's son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain. The case quickly drew national attention as weeks went by without formal charges....
  • Obama Appears Wary About National Guard in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ABC "news" ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Obama appeared wary today about the National Guard being sent to Ferguson, Missouri, saying he urged the governor to ensure the troops were involved in a "limited" way. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to be deployed to the city this morning after another violent night of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
  • Curfew in Ferguson will be in place for second night, Nixon does TV interviews

    08/17/2014 9:56:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 8/17/14
    The Ferguson curfew will be extended for a second day, says Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman Al Nothum. Seven people, including two Ferguson residents, were arrested early Sunday morning..... [Demon Rat Governor Jay] Nixon also told ABC's "This Morning" that his office was unaware that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson was going to release on Friday a videotape showing what is alleged to be Brown, 18, in what police have called a "strong-armed" robbery of cigars in a convenience store shortly before he was killed. "Rest assured we have had very serious discussions about that action" and its effect on Brown's...
  • Flashback: White Man Beaten With Hammer By 4 Black Men At #Ferguson Home Depot... #Mikebrown

    08/16/2014 8:34:27 PM PDT · by narses · 16 replies
    (KMOV, August 24, 2013) – Police are hoping surveillance video will help catch four suspects after a hot dog vender was robbed and attacked with a stolen hammer at a Ferguson Home Depot on Wednesday. Authorities said the hot dog vendor was standing at the front entrance of the Home Depot in the 10900 block of New Halls Ferry Rd. around 3 p.m. when four shoplifters walked by and swiped his cell phone. Police said the vendor chased them out of the store, but was struck in the head with a hammer one of the suspects had stolen. The suspects...
  • Protesters take to streets again ahead of curfew in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/16/14 | Ellen Wulfhorst - reuters
    Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by police took to the streets in the rain on Saturday night, hours ahead of a planned curfew called for by the state's governor. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, as he and other officials seek to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. The curfew will run midnight until 5 a.m. CDT (0500 to 1000 GMT) until further notice, said...
  • Press Release: “St. Louis County Police Department Deplores Decision by Gov. Jay Nixon”

    08/16/2014 6:15:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The St. Louis County Police Association (SLCPA) deplores yesterdays decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to remove the St. Louis County Police Department from command authority in the evolving situation occurring in Ferguson. The SLCPA fully supports Chief of Police Jon Belmar, as well as the men and women of our department, in the decisions made to control the unlawful and often chaotic moments of the previous days. Gov. Nixon’s decision was motivated by local and national political pressure. His decision not only did not improve public safety but put officers lives in danger. Our officers were ordered by the Missouri...
  • Another night of protests, looting in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 6:28:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Multiple police agencies were called to Ferguson early Saturday morning following reports of violence. About 200 protesters clashed with police at the height of the disturbance at the Ferguson Market, where they began looting. Police said they tried to set the store on fire.
  • Michael Brown Killing: Police in Ferguson Fire Tear Gas Amid Looting [Saturday AGAIN!

    08/16/2014 5:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/16/14 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD AND ERIN MCCLAM
    Armored vehicles rolled back onto the streets of Ferguson early Saturday, as riot police faced off with looters in the Missouri town gripped by protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
  • Ferguson Police Department Implores Protesters To Gather Only During Daylight

    08/14/2014 2:43:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Aug 14 | CBS staff
    The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight. Ferguson has been the site of nightly protests and unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with an officer on Saturday. In a news release issued Wednesday, the department asked that all people who assemble to pray or protest do so in “an organized and respectful” manner and disperse well before evening to ensure the safety of participants and the community. “The City of Ferguson mourns the loss of...
  • Ferguson, St.Louis Violence Continues: Protesters Warn "The Revolution Won't Be Televised"

    08/11/2014 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/11/14 | Tyler Durden
    A day of protests and vigils Sunday over the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was killed (allegedly shot 8 times) following an altercation with a Ferguson police officer, turned violent overnight with reports of riots and looting... and the violence is continuing today. As the following images suggest, there was a lot more bubbling under the surface of middle America than concern about one young man's death as Ferguson's full SWAT team is in force. As one young protester screamed, "the revolution will not be televised."
  • Witnesses attack and beat driver who hit and killed 41 year old Chandra Martin in Lakewood-

    08/11/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by JimRed · 43 replies
    News 12 NJ ^ | 08/11/2014 | Staff
    LAKEWOOD - Police in Lakewood say several people attacked and severely beat a driver whose SUV hit and killed a woman Monday night. Investigators say 41-year-old Chandra Martin was crossing Route 88 when she was hit and killed. Martin's brother witnessed the crash, which happened near her home. Several other people who witnessed the crash allegedly attacked the SUV driver. The 26-year-old Lakewood man was flown to a trauma center. Police have not made any arrests at this time.
  • ‘Breaking Bad style': Ferguson, Mo., looters load ATM onto truck

    08/11/2014 8:35:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8/10/14
    Looters in Ferguson, Mo., are now stealing pretty much everything they can get their hands on, including QuickTrip’s Automated Teller Machine....
  • Miami Heat player Greg Oden arrested in Lawrence

    08/07/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | 8/7/14
    LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Miami Heat player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence early Thursday morning, according to a police report. According to the report, officers responded to a disturbance in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place around 3:30 a.m. An officer on scene was talking with a man, identified as 26-year-old Gregory Oden.
  • Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police

    08/06/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Friends and family of a teen who died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a Taser will mark the one year anniversary of his death with music, poetry and a film. Wednesday evening they gather at the abandoned restaurant where police say they caught the 18-year-old Israel “Reefa” Hernandez spraying graffiti on the walls.
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder to Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 2:34:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/1/14 | Alex Leary
    ....Eric Holder this month sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is “carefully monitoring” the state....
  • Hood Pranks - Funny or Deadly?

    A pencil-necked geek harasses thugs in the ghetto who in response gets beat up. This insane individual then does it again and again and again, despite how often and severe he gets beat up.
  • Putin signals total disregard for the West as rebels take down two more Ukrainian planes

    07/23/2014 2:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Vladimir Putin just showed the world exactly what he thinks of the President of the United State and NATO allies calls for him to rein in the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Less than a week after rebels took down a Malaysian passenger plane carrying nearly 300 civilians, the militants loyal to Moscow are not laying low. “Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country that are controlled by Russian-backed separatists, according to Ukraine’s defense ministry,” USA Today reported on Wednesday. It was the first reported shoot down of a plane over eastern Ukraine...
  • NFL Pro Bowl centers Pouncy twin brothers face assault claims

    07/14/2014 5:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Herald Net ^ | 7/12/14 | Omar Kelly
    Police are investigating battery claims made from a South Florida man who alleges twin brothers and NFL Pro Bowl centers, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, assaulted him during their annual birthday party. No police report is available yet for the alleged incident, which took place at Cameo Night club around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday. But according to Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, the department's detectives have taken a statement from the alleged victim, Ricky Vasquez, and are gathering all the facts involving the battery claims centering around the pair.
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • Miami police: Up to 10 people shot, 2 dead in Liberty City shooting

    06/24/2014 3:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/24/14
    As many as 10 people were shot Tuesday morning, killing two according to Miami police. Five people were taken to the hospital and two people died in the shooting outside an apartment building, Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. One of the victims was a teenage girl, CBS4 reported.
  • James O’Keefe Endures Death Threats and Filthy Hipsters

    06/15/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The only significant information in a recent Drudge-linked story about James O’Keefe is that he receives death threats, including one involving gasoline, plastic tubes, and one of his orifices. Naturally, the author of this hit piece on O’Keefe, Mike Spies, exhibits no curiosity as to the status of the federal investigation about the “gass” bomb threat. Spies probably knows by now that when it comes to federal criminal investigations involving James O’Keefe, it’s a one-way street.
  • Miami Heat Fans Boo Team During Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals and Then Leave Early

    06/13/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami Heat fans continue to leave everyone shaking their heads, and not just because they left Game 4 early.... the hometown crowd began to boo the team. Yes, the same team that has made the NBA Finals four straight times and has won the last two titles. The booing continued at various points in the second half. However, the booing was gone once the crowd started thinning out.
  • Sterling pulls support of Clippers sale [$1 Billion Lawsuit Back On]

    06/10/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/14 | Holly Yan
    The deal is off. The suit is on. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is withdrawing his support for the sale of his team and is asking his lawyer to go ahead with a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA. "From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team," Sterling said in a statement, forwarded to CNN by his lawyer Max Blecher.
  • Lyric Opera stagehands intervene in real-life drama: a tourist under attack

    06/09/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | TINA SFONDELES
    Lyric Opera of Chicago stagehands found themselves in the middle of some real-life drama just outside their doors last month when they came to the aid of a tourist being pummeled in broad daylight. Police say Mark Ball, 50, allegedly began beating a 27-year-old Boston man — for no apparent reason — near 20 W. Wacker about 2:30 p.m. on May 28. For Robert Hartge, a laid-back day — the last of the season at the Lyric — was suddenly turned upside down in an instant. Standing inside the opera’s glass doors on Wacker Drive with other stagehands, Hartge noticed...
  • Memorial Day Racial Violence Even More Widespread than Previously Reported

    06/05/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-5-14 | Colin Flaherty
    I have to apologize to the readers of American Thinker. Last week, I wrote about more than a dozen episodes of black mob violence around the country over the Memorial Day weekend. Turns out I was wrong: I missed at least three examples of large-scale racial violence. Or 300 depending on how you count. So let’s see if we can make up for these grievous errors of omission, starting in Chicago. Shortly after Memorial Day, cops and other readers of the Second City Cop blog in Chicago started reporting large groups of black people rampaging through the upscale Gold Coast...
  • Is banning Sterling from any NBA game akin to banning an ex-hotel chain owner from renting a room?

    05/23/2014 12:59:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    5/23/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let's say tha someone owned a chain of hotels (be they whatever number of stars), and this individual was caught on tape uttering a string of racial expletives. Let's say furthermore that this individual had signed a contract that if they were to ever bring harm to the company or impugn its name, that within the contract clause for owners this individual could be forced to sell. That I could see and understand. But let's say that this individual sold his string of fancy hotels, and later wanted to rent a room in a hotel that was far away from...
  • Why The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns

    05/23/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-23-2014 | Jeff Berwick
    May 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM Jeff Berwick Wendy McElroy writes: On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government's Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns. The notice read, in part, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails...
  • Miami Beach gears up for Urban Beach Week

    05/23/2014 4:19:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 5/22/14 | Ben Kennedy
    Barricades were put up along South Beach Thursday, as the city of Miami Beach gets ready to host Urban Beach Week. Kiarra Wells and her three friends flew down from Detroit for the annual extravaganza, and Wells said she's just happy to hit warmer weather.
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offers apology to Trayvon Martin's family...

    05/22/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/22/14 | BERNIE AUGUSTINE
    Speaking about the Donald Sterling scandal with the Clippers, and how the country has evolved in terms of race relations, Cuban touched on a hot topic when he said, 'We’re all prejudice in one way or another. If I see a black kid in a hoodie, and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street.' ...."In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that. Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and the substance of the interview,"
  • Machine Gun-Toting SWAT Team Blindsides Innocent Old Man, PUMMELS Him

    05/19/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2014 | Eric Owens
    A rural northwest Iowa man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he was brutally pummeled by a SWAT team after a relative made false harassment allegations against him Instead of speaking with the retaliatory relative, the sheriff’s department in Pottawattamie County, Iowa (pop. 92,913) sent close to a dozen members of its SWAT team to the home of John Hytrek. Hytrek, 52, was working on a tractor in his driveway when the heavily armed policemen jumped out of a van. He had previously warned the relative, who sports a prior conviction for uttering false...
  • "Cliven Bundy's Thugs: 'We Had a "Bead On The" Feds With Intent to Kill Them.'"

    05/18/2014 12:00:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/17/14 | Dutchman 6
    Preparing the propaganda pretext of the next battlespace, from the Daily Collectivist: "Cliven Bundy's American-hating Separatist thugs admit, on Facebook, that they aimed weapons at Federal agents with the intent to kill. In their online Facebook conversation, Bundy's Separatists admit three Oath Keepers positioned themselves high on a hill and put a 'bead on' the Federal agents below with the intent to kill those Federal agents.
  • Birmingham gang rap video glorifies cop-killing, police say: 'Thanks for showing us who you are'

    05/17/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Friends of a 21-year-old man fatally shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy one week ago have recorded a video lashing out at police, and some law enforcement officers countywide are on a heightened alert. The three-minute video produced by BLACK DISTRICT is a tribute to Devante Kyshon "Red Man" Hinds, who died May 9 near Walmart and Milo's on Parkway East. Authorities said Hinds tried to run a deputy over with a car and then was shot to death by lawmen. Authorities said Hinds was involved with a heroin deal when he was shot. He was...
  • Report: Holder Tells DEA Chief to Get in Line

    05/16/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16 2014 | Michael Warren
    The head of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration was called in to speak with Attorney General Eric Holder and told to get in line with the Obama administration's policy on lessening sentencing for drug offenders, according to a report from the Huffington Post.
  • Reports: Donald Sterling refuses to pay fine

    05/16/2014 2:23:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/14 | Steve Almasy
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has sent a letter to the National Basketball Association telling the league he won't pay his $2.5 million fine and rejecting his lifetime ban, according to multiple media reports.
  • Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide: Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

    05/15/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | 05/15/2014 | Carol Kopp
    It started with a brief walkout at a few restaurants in New York City back in November 2012, but on Thursday the campaign against low pay at America's fast food restaurants morphed into a global push. By 9 a.m., the organizing group FastFoodGlobal.org reported that two McDonalds outlets in New York City and one in Boston were shut down. Hours ago, young workers in the Philippines staged a singing and dancing flash mob inside a downtown Manila McDonalds during the morning rush hour. Their choice of music was the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. When the news from abroad...
  • LeBron James backs off talk of NBA boycott

    05/15/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 5/15/14 | ANDY VASQUEZ
    The talk before Wednesday night’s Game 5 between the Nets and Heat was about a potential boycott by the NBA players next season. Roger Mason Jr., vice president of the NBA players association, said in an interview Tuesday that LeBron James would not play if Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, still owned the team at the start of next season. Mason later backtracked on Twitter, but James was forced to respond before the game. "At the end of the day as players, we see what [commissioner] Adam Silver is doing and he’s moving forward," the Miami superstar said....
  • Family brutally attacked Mother’s Day weekend

    05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them. “I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital,” said Gray. “I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground,” said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people." Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well. "There was a man holding her...
  • 4 shot in River North among 18 wounded across city (Chicago)

    05/04/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina
    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the River North neighborhood left a man dead and three others wounded early Sunday morning, the four among at least 18 people shot since 11 a.m. Saturday. The River North shooting happened in the 500 block of West Erie Street about 3:10 a.m. At least one person in a passing sedan opened fire after shouting gang slogans toward the four, who police say are also gang members.
  • 5 Biggest Reasons Barbara Walters Really Blew It With the V. Stiviano Interview (Video)

    05/03/2014 8:13:24 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 5/2/14 | L.A. Ross
    "Stiviano said during the interview that Sterling only asked her not to bring black friends to Clippers games because he'd gotten pressure from others who thought the company she kept looked like “gangsters” or “thugs.” If those critics are people within the Clippers organization, investors or sponsors, or Sterling's peers in the National Basketball Association, it could indicate a deeper, systemic problem of racism and discrimination that merits investigation."
  • Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

    04/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 59 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 29, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging. The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it. That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive. ( The stranger who helped the woman retrieve her purse, pointed a gun at the suspects while he made them lie on the ground, waiting...
  • Pro-Russian thugs attack ‘United Ukraine’ rally in Donetsk

    04/29/2014 3:41:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 29, 2014, 10:31 a.m. | Kyiv Post
    Wielding pipes, iron bars and clubs, Kremlin-backed activists broke up a pro-Ukrainian rally in the city of Donetsk on April 28, leaving at least 10 people injured. Journalists reported that the pro-Russian men were dressed in military fatigues, and armed with baseball bats and threw firecrackers while attacking a “United Ukraine” demonstration as police failed to stop the one-sided violence.... [....] Polls show that the vast majority of residents in southeastern Ukraine, including in Donetsk, do not want to join Russia or break away from Ukraine.
  • Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?

    04/24/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 24, 2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway?
  • MDC professor beaten — was it a ‘hit’ over a grade? [Head bashed in concrete; sound familiar?]

    04/22/2014 5:48:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/14 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ AND GREGORY CASTILLO
    ...police continue to investigate a brutal attack against music professor Marc Magellan. The professor appears to have been specifically targeted, and it was not a robbery — none of his personal items were taken. As Magellan was leaving campus last week, a man called out “Professor Marc,”...When Magellan turned around, he was sucker-punched in the face. That unexpected blow knocked Magellan, 31, to the ground of the campus parking garage. From there, the attacker continued beating the professor “unmercifully,” according to police. At one point, Magellan says, the assailant “was powerfully punching the side of my head against the concrete...
  • Easter Monday event at National Zoo ends with shooting

    04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Somers
    Two people were shot Monday afternoon near the National Zoo, marking the second time in three years that an annual Easter Monday event has ended with violence. The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area. "We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference. The Easter Monday event for black families across the region grew out of a grassroots community tradition more than 100 years ago.