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  • 3-Year Search For Missing Morgan Hill Teen Sierra LaMar Comes to Close

    03/13/2015 10:40:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | Robert Handa
    "It basically boiled down to just not having viable search areas at this point," Steve Lamar, Sierra's father said.The Sierra LaMar Search Center has been conducting weekly searches since the Morgan Hill teen went missing on March 16, 2012. Volunteers have put in more than 50,000 hours of time looking for her body. The 15-year-old was last seen on her way to a school bus stop. A new poster for Sierra LaMar will be introduced at the final search on Saturday. The poster, recommended by child advocate Marc Klaas and approved by the LaMar family, shows Sierra over a shot...
  • Prosecutors: Man shoots friends, 1 fatally, over beer money

    08/20/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 20, 2013 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man who had contributed money to buy beer along with his friends became angry when he did not get any change back and fatally shot one of those friends and critically wounded another over the weekend, officials said. Gumaro Torres, 31, was ordered held without bail after being charged with the shootings that happened about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, officials said in court today. He was charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Torres opens Bridgeport headquarters for Congress campaign

    03/11/2010 8:05:53 PM PST · by artorres · 10 replies · 271+ views
    The Bridgeport News ^ | 3/11/2010 | Brad Durrell
    Torres opens Bridgeport headquarters for Congress campaign Written by Brad Durrell Thursday, 11 March 2010 18:03 Rick Torres, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress, has opened a campaign headquarters at 2986 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport. Torres, joined by supporters at the official opening, said the headquarters marks the beginning of a new stage for his campaign. "The opening of this office demonstrates how serious I am about beating Jim Himes in November,” said Torres, who lives in Black Rock and owns the Harborview Market in the neighborhood. “Bridgeport will be the battleground this election just as it has always...
  • THE FARC AND THE QUEST FOR SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES

    02/17/2010 4:45:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 378+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | February 16, 2010 11:49 AM | Douglas Farah
    The FARC and the Quest for Surface to Air Missiles By Douglas Farah SNIPPET: "The Miami Herald today reports that the Colombian FARC has likely already fulfilled its long-time goal of purchasing surface to air missiles to be used against U.S.-supplied helicopters in Colombia. The FARC has long placed a very high strategic priority on acquiring SAMs, going back to at least 2003. The commanders officially requested money from Libya and Nicaragua at that time to purchase the weapons because the insurgency was being so badly hurt by helicopters acquired by the military and police." SNIPPET: "It is not a...
  • MS-13 gang puts out hit on ICE agent

    11/06/2009 3:42:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,392+ views
    (NY DAILY NEWS, November 4, 2009) via POLICEONE.com ^ | November 06, 2009 | By John Marzulli, New York Daily News
    New York Daily News SNIPPET: "NEW YORK — El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News has learned. The brazen plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres. Torres tipped authorities to the plan after he and four other MS-13 members were stopped by NYPD detectives for hassling passersby on Northern Blvd. in Queens last month."
  • Judges dismisses supermarket mogul's racketeering convictions

    06/15/2009 1:38:21 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies · 1,398+ views
    LATimes ^ | June 10, 2009 | Scott Glover
    George Torres' future looked pretty bleak: The supermarket mogul had been stripped of his riches by government prosecutors, convicted in a massive racketeering case and was awaiting a potential life sentence in federal prison. But in a stunning reversal of fortune Tuesday, the government released its grip on Torres' assets, a judge tossed out the most serious convictions against him, and he was ordered set free -- at least for now. The turnaround came after prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles turned over tape-recorded conversations that contained information that was potentially beneficial to Torres' defense regarding at...
  • California Grocer's Trial Set to Begin This Week

    03/22/2009 8:33:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 611+ views
    wsj.com ^ | MARCH 23, 2009 | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER
    LOS ANGELES -- Supporters say George Torres is a hardworking and generous immigrant entrepreneur who built a grocery-store chain serving some of the region's toughest neighborhoods. Government prosecutors allege Mr. Torres is a criminal who over the past 20 years has used murder, theft and intimidation to build his business empire. Those two views of the 52-year-old Mexican national who grew up in Los Angeles will clash during a federal-court trial scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Prosecutors accuse Mr. Torres of heading a racketeering scheme since the 1980s, using money and force to battle rivals and expand his business enterprises....
  • Police arrest worker in priest's death [Mexico]

    04/06/2009 2:50:24 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 752+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | April 6, 2009 | MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV
    NUEVO LAREDO - A man has been arrested in the death of an Austin priest whose body was found Sunday along a Mexican highway. Manuel Martin Torres Saldaña is charged with murder in the death of Father Jesse Evans Euresti, 69, pastor of Cristo Reye Catholic Church in Austin. Euresti's body was discovered south of Nuevo Laredo, along the highway to Anahuac, Sunday afternoon but the identity was not confirmed until Monday. Police say Torres called Euresti's sister, Raquel Rios, over the weekend telling her that if she deposited 1,000 pesos (about $72) in a designated bank account in the...
  • Grocery King George Torres Fingered in Murders (Clinton, Vignali & Villaraigosa Pardongate tie)

    06/14/2007 7:33:54 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 2 replies · 1,979+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | 6/13/07 | JEFFREY ANDERSON
    Grocery King George Torres Fingered in Murders Racketeering charges against Numero Uno markets founder include bribing two former L.A. planning commissioners By JEFFREY ANDERSON Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 7:30 pmFEDERAL PROSECUTORS on Wednesday afternoon arraigned George Torres, one of South Los Angeles’ largest property owners and the owner of the Numero Uno supermarket chain, on murder charges. Also arraigned on a variety of racketeering charges, such as extortion and bribery, were several codefendants, including Torres’ brother Manuel, son Steven and former Los Angeles city planning commissioners Steve Carmona and George Luk. The federal indictment was unsealed in federal court...
  • '71 COP-SLAY SUSPECT'S WIFE WITH NYPD

    01/25/2007 7:13:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 479+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 25, 2007 | PHILIP MESSING and LORENA MONGELLI
    January 25, 2007 -- The wife of alleged black power radical cop-killer Francisco Torres is a member of the NYPD. Carolyn Torres, 58, whose husband is accused of taking part in a raid on a San Francisco police station 35 years ago during which Sgt. John Young was killed, works as an assistant traffic-enforcement agent supervisor in Queens, sources said.
  • State's top Democrat rallies the troops (CA)

    08/26/2006 10:08:14 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 309+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | Aug. 25, 2006 | Donna Jones
    The growing unpopularity of the war in Iraq gives Democrats an unprecedented chance at changing the political leadership in the state and nation, California Democratic Party chairman Art Torres said Thursday. Speaking at the Green Valley Grill, before a room jammed with an appreciative audience of party activists from across the Central Coast, Torres urged the local Democratic leaders to register voters and get them to the polls in November. A high turnout, driven by displeasure over Iraq, could affect state races, even helping Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides oust Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Torres said. Introducing Torres, 28th District Assembly...
  • "Miracle baby" born, Torres family says "life is a gift from God"

    08/04/2005 6:39:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 3, 2005
    Arlington, Va., Aug. 03, 2005 (CNA) - Susan Torres, a brain-dead woman who was kept alive for almost three months to give her unborn baby time to develop has given birth to a girl two months premature. The baby is being monitored at the neo-natal intensive care unit at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. Torres, a devout Catholic, suffered a stroke on 7 May after an undiagnosed cancer spread to her brain. Doctors said she was brain dead but they offered to keep her alive for the sake of the baby. She was four months pregnant with her second child....
  • White players urged to black faces to fight racism (Spainish Soccer)

    12/04/2004 3:17:21 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 524+ views
    ananova ^ | 12-4-04
    White players urged to black faces to fight racism The president of a Spanish club wants his white players to paint their faces black to combat racism. Angel Torres, of Getafe, made the call after racist chanting at the game between his club and Barcelona, reports Sporting Life. Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho were the victims of taunts in Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Torres suggested the Getafe squad showed solidarity with black players by painting their faces black for their next game. "I have spoken to one of the club captain and I am certain that the players want to...
  • Did Nichols and Yousef meet?

    02/20/2004 5:40:33 AM PST · by Peach · 26 replies · 3,753+ views
    IntelWire ^ | February 20, 2004 | By J.M. BERGER
    Did Nichols and Yousef meet? Closer analysis of Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef timelines creates a compelling, if still circumstantial, case — and offers clues to where the smoking guns may be found By J.M. BERGER INTELWIRE.com In November 1994, Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef both walked on the grounds of the same college campus in the Philippines. Whether their paths crossed is a question that still dogs researchers. But it's increasingly clear that what separates their respective itineraries is sometimes a matter of yards, feet or even inches, within a span of days, hours and sometimes mere minutes. They...
  • Democrats delay taking a position on Schwarzenegger bond measure (Prop 57)

    01/18/2004 9:38:51 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 13 replies · 319+ views
    <p>SAN JOSE, Calif. - Delegates to the California Democratic Party convention delayed a decision Sunday on whether to support Proposition 57, the statewide bond measure championed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as the key to his economic recovery program.</p> <p>The proposition, which goes before voters at the March 2 primary, would allow the state to borrow $15 billion to pay off debts which come due June 30.</p>
  • * 2004 California Democrat State Convention reports *

    01/17/2004 3:16:11 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 439+ views
    San Jose Mercury News/Associated Press | 16, 17 January 2004 | various
    Lockyer apologizes for `frat boy' description (booed for voting for Arnold) *** Calif. Democrats Pledge to Re-Elect Boxer (Bush officials compared to vegetables) *** State Demos fix sights on 2004 (Lyndon LaRouche Jr. stages sit-in) *** Posted on Sat, Jan. 17, 2004 Lockyer apologizes for `frat boy' description By Dion Nissenbaum Mercury News Standing before a large group of skeptical Democratic women, Attorney General Bill Lockyer apologized Friday night for describing allegations that Arnold Schwarzenegger had sexually harassed several women before he became governor as ``frat boy behavior.'' ``Anyone that I offended I apologize to,'' Locker told more than 300...
  • CA: Davis plan on Latino appointee reversed

    04/18/2003 9:40:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 237+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/18/03 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>Countering charges that retired U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres was treated like "a migrant worker," Gov. Gray Davis reversed himself and reappointed Torres to the state Transportation Commission, a spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>The East Los Angeles Democrat said he was "incensed" when the governor's aides asked him to step down from the panel and become a trustee of the California State University system or a member of the State Board of Education.</p>
  • The Enemy at Their Back

    01/16/2003 10:51:48 AM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Review of The News ^ | January 19,2003 | William Norman Grigg
    An important but little-noticed Federal lawsuit is scheduled to go to court in February. Nearly six years four agents of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigation(BNI) filed a civil rights complaint in the US DIstrict Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleged that "certain persons in the State Department and the CIA" had obstructed an investigation of the Dominican narcotics cartel, which controlledmuch of the trade in cocaine and heroin along the eastern seaboard. There is also evidence that the Dominican narcotics cartel may have indirectly financed the terrorist network that carried out the first World Trade...
  • MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why

    06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 1,557+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 06/10/2002 | David E. Kaplan
    Fifteen thousand feet high in Kashmir and armed with a Kalashnikov–that was not how friends thought Jibreel al-Amreekee would end up. All of 19, the restless kid from Atlanta had grown up in a wealthy family attending Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home pulpit of Martin Luther King Jr. A soft-spoken youth with long dreadlocks, al-Amreekee had a passion for sky diving and reading books on the world's religions. One religion that drew his interest was Islam, and while he was at North Carolina Central University, that interest grew into a calling. By 1997, he had converted and was spending his...