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  • Miami Beach cops to overhaul vehicle shooting rules [Thugs Now Allowed to Run Cops Over]

    10/12/2014 5:23:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/10/14 | CHARLES RABIN AND JOEY FLECHAS
    Miami Beach police officers will no longer treat a moving car as a deadly weapon — meaning officers won’t be allowed to shoot at one unless someone inside displays a weapon or opens fire first. The deadly force policy change — expected to be unveiled by Police Chief Dan Oates next week — comes more than three years after the high-profile Memorial Day weekend shooting of motorist Raymond Herisse. He died in a bullet-riddled blue Hyundai targeted by 116 police rounds, which also wounded four innocent bystanders.
  • Texting driver crosses center line, kills 1 person, cripples another, and all they got was a ticket

    04/24/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    YouTube/WDTN ^ | July 12, 2013 | WDTN
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZHRyk4AbFw
  • [Illegal] Man pleads guilty in DUI fatality

    08/24/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 23, 2013 | MARK BOWES
    An intoxicated, wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the killing in April of a Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper carrier in South Hill had been convicted of DUI a year earlier and had never been licensed to drive in Virginia. Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, an immigrant from Guatemala in the country illegally, was convicted in March 2012 of driving under the influence of alcohol in neighboring Lunenburg County. He had never acquired a license to drive, but a judge in the earlier case revoked his privileges to obtain a license for 12 months as part of his punishment, Mecklenburg County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney...
  • Drunken Rampage Causes 17 Crashes, 1 Death in Georgia

    01/27/2013 6:24:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    True TV ^ | 1/25/2013 | Cora Van Olson
    Michael Owen Snider Michael Owen Snider, 70, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was arrested on January 24, 2013, after allegedly going on an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run rampage that spanned two counties, left 17 vehicles smashed in 15 separate “accidents” and 1 person dead. Witnesses say they were rammed repeatedly and intentionally, and are thankful to be alive. Snider had started in DeKalb County, driving down Highway 78 allegedly hitting cars in his 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck when he nearly collided with a police cruiser in Gwinnett County that happened to be in the area late on January 23. Witnesses said...
  • THE SUV DID IT!

    07/11/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 11,2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Scott wrote here about the appalling case of a 16-year-old St. Paul girl, Clarisse Grime, who was sitting in the grass at her high school, nowhere near the street, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle that careened out of control and bounced off a fire hydrant. The vehicle was driven by an illegal immigrant who has been in Minnesota for ten years without ever having a driver’s license. He was known to local authorities, having been convicted of drunk driving in 2001 and driving without a license just a few months ago. But the immigration laws are...
  • Fed Up with Illegals

    09/08/2011 4:44:07 AM PDT · by hiramknight · 11 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | 9/8/2011 | Brian Benson
    MILFORD — Verne Thayer never met Matthew Denice, but he felt compelled to attend the anti-illegal immigration demonstration held yesterday to support the family of a fellow motorcyclist. "If someone's illegal..... Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x948304659/Illegal-immigration-protest-held-in-Milford#ixzz1XMO3TaeX
  • 'Cash for Clunkers' Going Broke (shutting down Thursday night)

    07/30/2009 6:09:39 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 112 replies · 3,254+ views
    Politico ^ | July 30, 2009 8:44 PM | Staff
    The Obama administration is telling lawmakers that its much-touted "cash-for-clunkers" program is already running out of money and will be suspended Thursday night, according to three Senate aides familiar with the discussions. The program — aimed at giving at boost to the U.S. auto industry — was supposed to expire at the end of October. But in the one week since it took effect, it appears to have run dry of the $1 billion allocated to it, aides said Thursday. The White House will need to decide whether to push for more money at a time when it's also pushing...
  • CNN's Rick Sanchez: Hispanics Working for Fox News are Sellouts

    UPDATE AT END OF POST: FNC's Julie Banderas responds. Did you know that if you're Hispanic and work for the Fox News Channel, you're a sellout? Well, that's what CNN's Rick Sanchez amazingly believes.
  • Data withheld on dangers of using cell phones while driving

    07/21/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT · by devane617 · 36 replies · 945+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | 07/21/2009 | CYNTHIA VEGA
    Driving and using cell phones - we all know the dangers. But now, new evidence suggests it's not only dangerous, but deadly. Federal officials have long had the evidence that shows drivers on the roads, who are talking on a cell phone, hands free or not, are running the risk of getting involved in a deadly accident. Officials recommend talking on a cell phone while driving should only be done in an emergency. However, this evidence never saw the light of day. A long-term study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested to fully assess the threat was never done....
  • Driver in fatal Mission Street crash charged

    09/30/2008 6:50:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 528+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/8 | Demian Bulwa
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Jaguar driver who police said veered onto a Mission District sidewalk at high speed and killed a cafe worker was recently released from prison and was barred from driving, having been punished with license suspensions three times this year, records show. Jason Yantes was charged Tuesday with felony vehicular manslaughter and unlicensed driving, and was also accused of violating probation orders handed down after a drug-dealing conviction. Yantes is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. Prosecutors reviewed, among other evidence, footage from a private surveillance camera that captured the crash, authorities said. Police said Yantes either passed...
  • Popular principal at Acreage middle school killed in crash

    03/08/2006 3:01:48 PM PST · by ThePoliticalDookie · 9 replies · 412+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 3/08/06 | LEON FOOKSMAN
    Popular principal at Acreage middle school killed in crash By LEON FOOKSMAN sun-sentinel.com March 8, 2006, 3:30 PM EST WEST PALM BEACH – The popular principal of Western Pines Community Middle School in the rural Acreage area was killed Wednesday morning when her car collided with a pickup truck, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said. PBSO spokesman Paul Miller said the crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. in the intersection of Pratt Whitney Road and the Bee Line Highway as Western Pines principal Margaret "Peggy" Campbell, 62, drove to work at the school, 5949 140 Avenue North. Miller said Campbell, who...
  • Illegal Immigrants Also Illicit Drivers (Illegal kills Tampa Mayor's Police driver)

    03/04/2006 5:45:12 AM PST · by devane617 · 44 replies · 2,335+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 03/03/2006 | CHRIS ECHEGARAY
    TAMPA - Florida law bars undocumented immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses, but in countless cases that doesn't keep them off the road. Arrests of unlicensed drivers by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies rose 71 percent from 2001 to 2005. The agency doesn't track how many of those drivers were undocumented, but anecdotal evidence suggests those numbers are rising as more immigrants arrive. A high-profile accident is drawing attention to the issue: A Tampa police detective died in a crash Feb. 25 when one such driver ran a red light and plowed into the detective's city-owned car, the sheriff's office has...
  • Woman Sentenced to Seven Years for Violation Probation by Driving Her Children to School

    07/08/2005 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 306 replies · 3,697+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2005 | Anon
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A woman who was forbidden from driving after pleading guilty in a fatal crash was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for violating probation when she took her children to school. To avoid jail time, Sonia Ortiz, 25, had accepted a plea deal in August for her involvement in a 2003 crash that killed West Palm Beach Police Officer Thomas Morash. Ortiz, who did not have a license, pulled out in front of Morash, who was on a motorcycle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. She was charged with driving without...
  • Ted Kennedy tries his hand at acting. (Caption pic, Humor)

    02/13/2005 12:09:19 AM PST · by Echo Talon · 14 replies · 1,425+ views
  • Florida man uses Web to snare a suspect; driver in fatality awaits trial; tipster sent e-mail

    05/15/2004 9:51:39 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 140+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2004 | Associated Press Staff
    Florida man uses Web to snare a suspectDriver in traffic fatality awaits trial; anonymous tipster sent e-mail09:02 AM CDT on Saturday, May 15, 2004Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. – A business consultant who was angered when the suspect in his brother-in-law's traffic death didn't appear for trial started a Web site devoted to the suspect's capture – and it worked. Rolando Pozo said he knew it was a long shot when he created the Web site as a diversion from the helplessness and anger he felt when suspect Carlos Giddings failed to appear in court for his trial. But recently, Mr....
  • Car Plows Into Couple, Girl Dies

    07/08/2003 1:06:02 PM PDT · by Big Steve · 38 replies · 462+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | July 8, 2003 | STEVE REEVES
    SUMMERVILLE--Jimmy Burbage of Dorchester had taken his wife out for dinner and then a movie Sunday night. They chose the science fiction thriller "Terminator 3" because they thought it would be a fun, escapist fantasy. "We ended up seeing reality unlike we've ever seen before," Burbage said Monday. While smoking a cigarette outside a Ladson Road movie theatre, Burbage watched as a distraught 18-year-old North Charleston woman drove a white Chevrolet Lumina over a four-inch curb and plowed into a 17-year-old boy and girl. Cynthia Meagan Bowen, a recent graduate of Stratford High School from Goose Creek died Sunday....
  • Ted K weighs in on anti-war talk

    09/29/2002 6:26:02 AM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 27 replies · 263+ views
    boston herald ^ | today | howie carr
    Ted K weighs in on anti-war talk by Howie Carr Sunday, September 29, 2002 It had to be a serious speech, as someone noted Friday, because Sen. Ted Kennedy remembered to wear his trousers. And so the senior senator weighed in, so to speak, on C-SPAN 2. He laid out the case for not going to war, and it boils down to one salient fact: More Americans have been killed by Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile than by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Invading Iraq would be another Bay of Pigs, worse for American security than the terrorist visa program, an...