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  • The Vigilante of Clallam County

    12/09/2013 2:35:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/04/2013 | Lexi Pandell
    Patrick Drum was tired of seeing sex offenders hurt children. So he decided to kill them.   As far as Drum was concerned, he had been protecting the community’s children.   ~snip~ Everyone knew about the murders. Many residents showed their support by writing letters and showing up at court. Some said they had been raped and that Drum was their hero. Courtroom spectators would yell things like “Way to go!” during proceedings. As stories of the murders were posted online, comments from readers around the country poured in. Drum was a star and a hero. Drum had no...
  • Innocent man burned to death by vigilante neighbours

    10/28/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2013 | By Luke Salkeld
    An innocent man was viciously beaten and then burned to death by vigilante neighbours who wrongly believed rumours that he was a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi, a keen gardener, had taken photographs of youths vandalising his hanging baskets and intended to hand them to police as evidence. ...
  • Obama Wants Vigilante Type Attack on Syria

    09/04/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | September 4, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    The important question in Syria isn't whether Syria used chemical weapons on its own people or should be punished for doing so. The important question is whether the established legal procedures should be used or whether the United States will ignore the law and launch a "lynch mob" style vigilante attack on Syria. America's Imperial President Barack Obama has decided he is the Imperial Wizard of Earth and like other Imperial Wizards believes he can decide what punishment to apply for various infractions. Like other Imperial Wizards, he doesn't believe he needs to seek the approval of the established legal...
  • Welcome to the 'Glock Block'

    06/18/2013 9:39:22 AM PDT · by mykroar · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/17/2013 | Anna Sanders
    Frustrated by an increase in petty crime, residents of an Oregon neighborhood have decided to arm themselves instead of calling the police. Residents of a Jennings Lodge neighborhood in Clackamas county, Ore., have put up fliers advertising their new policy, calling themselves the 'Glock Block', according to KOIN News.'This is a Glock Block,' the fliers read. 'We don't call 911.'
  • Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

    01/22/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by exbrit · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2013 | Unspecified
    "In less than a month, they have done something that the army and state and federal police haven't been able to do in years," said local resident Lorena Morales Castro, who waited in a line of cars at a checkpoint Friday. "They are our anonymous heroes." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/21/vigilante-squads-spring-up-in-mexico-in-fight-against-cartels/#ixzz2IlDpMg3b
  • 75-year-old man charged with fatally shooting boy, 13(WI)

    06/11/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 99 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 1 June, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Everyone around W. Arrow and S. 20th streets knew John H. Spooner, the older white man who had lived there for decades, much longer than his younger Hispanic and African-American neighbors, and who was always walking his dogs around the block. And they knew he was upset about a break-in at his house earlier this week, when burglars took some expensive shotguns and other items. He suspected his new next door neighbor. According to a criminal complaint filed Friday: As 13-year-old Darius Simmons was moving a garbage cart from the curb Thursday morning, Spooner, 75, confronted him and demanded the...
  • Trayvon Martin family attorney: George Zimmerman is a vigilante

    03/30/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    foxnews ^ | March 29, 2012 | Sean Hannity
    HANNITY: And joining me now is one of the Martin family attorneys, and that's Daryl Parks. Mr. Parks, thank you, sir, for being with us. DARYL PARKS, MARTIN TRAYVON FAMILY ATTORNEY: Good evening......... /snip/ HANNITY: But you are talking about one witness that came out today. But the police spoke to the one eyewitness that night that said he saw Trayvon on top of Mr. Zimmerman, pushing his head into the ground, his injuries with a broken nose and lacerations to the back of his head were consistent, were they not, with the story that the eyewitness was talking about?...
  • Vigilante Films and the Left (Why liberals hate them)

    02/03/2012 10:07:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2012 | Anthony Paletta
    On Tuesday, director Joe Carnahan announced on Twitter that he had embarked on a remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante classic Death Wish. The main question, for any director approaching such a topic, especially with source material as infamous as Death Wish, is “Have you read any reviews lately?”Vincent Canby, in the New York Times, dubbed the original Death Wish “a despicable movie, one that raises complex questions in order to offer bigoted, frivolous, oversimplified answers.” Dirty Harry, whose 40th anniversary passed in December, attracted similar distaste. Pauline Kael savaged the film’s “fascist medievalism,” and described it as a...
  • Oklahoma City man's attackers tattooed RAPEST' on his forehead (Spell much??)

    05/04/2011 12:04:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 5+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 5/4/2011 | Nolan Clay
    A mentally impaired Oklahoma City man was held down and shocked in the genitals with a stun gun April 17 while his attackers forcibly tattooed the word RAPEST on his forehead, police reported. Stetson Johnson said he was kidnapped, beaten and had the word "rapest" tattooed to his forehead and "I like little boys" tattooed on his chest. He then had a bar code tattoed on his forehead to cover the earlier tattoo. The attackers also forcibly tattooed I like little boys on the man's chest, police reported. It hurt, Stetson Johnson, 18, recalled Tuesday. I was, like, Why is...
  • Guy Dresses Up as Superhero and Fights Seattle Crime

    01/06/2011 5:12:05 AM PST · by Cowman · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on January 5, 2011 at 1:24pm | Jonathon M. Seidl
    He doesnt have super powers, but he dresses like a superhero. Seattle residents are becoming familiar with an anonymous crime fighter known only as Phoenix Jones. Like a comic book star, he has a skin-tight suit and caries weapons such as a taser and pepper spray. And he recently rescued a man going through a car jacking: KIRO reports: KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Monique Ming Laven met him. My name is Phoenix Jones, said the man. The man is the hero Dans been trying to tell his friends about. People are saying, No way, dude, you were probably drunk,...
  • Real-Life Superhero Walks Streets, Fighting Crime (chases off car thief)

    01/04/2011 9:36:19 AM PST · by Callahan · 11 replies
    KIROTV.com ^ | 1/4/11 | Anon.
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A local man said he came within seconds of having his car broken into, and perhaps stolen, until a real-life superhero" came to his aid, wearing tights, a mask and a skin-tight super suit. The encounter started in Lynnwood Sunday evening when a man, who asked to be identified only as Dan, was walking back to his car in a parking lot when he saw a man with a metal strip trying to pry open his car.
  • In Mexico, a legal breakdown invites brutal justice

    12/14/2010 5:42:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 12-9-10 | Nick Miroff and William Booth
    IN ASCENCION, MEXICO -- In this dusty farm town, an hour south of the U.S. border, more than 40 people were abducted - one a week - in the first nine months of the year. Then, on Sept. 21, the kidnappings stopped. That was the day a gang of kidnappers with AK-47s burst into Lolo's seafood restaurant and tried to abduct the 17-year-old cashier. A mob of enraged residents chased down two of the teenage attackers and lynched them in a cotton field on the edge of town.
  • Two killed during police raid on Russian Rambos hideout

    06/14/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 06/12/10 | Tony Halpin
    June 12, 2010 Two killed during police raid on Russian Rambos hideout Tony Halpin, Moscow The hunt for a vigilante gang known as the Russian Rambos ended yesterday when two men died and two surrendered during a raid on their hideout. Police and gunmen exchanged fire during a five-hour siege of a house in the eastern city of Ussuriysk, before officers stormed in. Two suspects, aged 21 and 23, were killed, although investigators said it was unclear whether they had been shot by police or had taken their own lives.
  • 2 men arrested in Issaquah in beating of alleged rapist

    05/28/2010 3:37:47 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 38 replies · 905+ views
    Seattle Times.com ^ | 5/24/10 | By Seattle Times staff
    Two men were arrested for assault Sunday in Issaquah for allegedly beating up a man they said raped a woman. According to the Issaquah police, officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Northeast Birch Street where a rape had been reported. Officers found a man unconscious, bleeding from the face and head. The injured man, 31, from Kirkland, was reported to be the suspect in the rape. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police said the suspect was attacked by two other men, including a 31-year-old Renton resident and the husband of the rape victim. The...
  • Political content in this weekend's new movies

    04/30/2010 4:19:34 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 6 replies · 245+ views
    get your progressive politics out of my movies ^ | April 30, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Political content in this weekends new movies at the theater: A Nightmare On Elm Street//Furry Vengeance [leftist greenie alert]//Harry Brown [conservative Dirty Harry alert]//Please Give [leftist anti-consumerism alert]//The Human Centipede [icky horror movie alert] plus some old dvds: Face/Off//The Forgotten//Fast Times at Ridgemont High//Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her//Saved! [anti-Fundamentalist Christian alert]
  • Cyber vigilante takes on Islamic extremists

    01/14/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 654+ views
    ThreatChaos.com ^ | January 7, 2010, 03:58 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "I had an interesting demonstration this evening from a hacker who goes by the handle The Jester or in so-called l33t speak, th3j35t3r which is his Twitter ID. Since January 1, The Jester has been systematically wreaking havoc with several websites he associates with Al Quiada and Jihadists via a Denial of Service attack delivered over the web through an anonimizer service. The Jester has been documenting his attacks against www.alemarah.info, www.radicalislam.org, islamicpoint.net, www.almaghrib.org, www.as-ansar.com, www.islamicnetwork.com, www.islamicawakening.com, www.ansarnet.info, since the beginning of 2010." SNIPPET: "So my message to The Jester (I know you are reading this since I sent...
  • Female armed robber stripped, beaten and set alight by angry lynch mob.

    12/18/2009 4:37:32 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 110 replies · 4,413+ views
    Mail online ^ | 12/18/09 | Mail on Line
    Stripped naked to the waist, she begs for mercy as she is savagely beaten by a lynch mob in the middle of the street. Alejandra Maria Torres was part of an armed gang that tried to rob bus passengers in Guatemala City. But as she tried to escape the passengers stripped and beat her before dousing her in petrol and setting her alight. Police put out the flames and arrested her. Her three companions Lynchings are common in Guatemala. In the last year, mobs have attacked more than 250 people, leaving at least 40 of them dead. Criminals are a...
  • Vigilante justice spreads across Mexico

    10/28/2009 11:10:48 AM PDT · by FromLori · 52 replies · 2,679+ views
    Global Post ^ | 10/28/09
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico The five teenage boys slump against the wall of a dark house and eye the camcorder nervously. Suddenly, a fist enters the frame smacking one of the boys in the face. Then the barrel of an automatic rifle appears and the teenagers expressions turn to terror. Why are you here? shouts a voice. For robbing, one of the boys mumbles. You see. You were little rats and now look at you, replies the interrogator. The torture video of the five alleged house burglars was posted on the internet last week. It is the latest sign of...
  • 'Hero' Greek Woman Sets Fire to Drunken Briton's Genitals (Sambucco Fire on Attempted Rapist)

    08/06/2009 9:09:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 5,835+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Aug 2009 | Paul Anast
    A 26-year old Greek woman has become an overnight national hero after setting fire to the genitals of a 23-year old drunken Briton who allegedly tried to sexually assault her in a crowded bar. The unidentified woman from the fiercely proud island of Crete won herself even more praise by doing the right legal thing turning herself over to police and the courts to be put on trial for what she claimed was her "right to self-defence". She will face a magistrate on Friday to see if the case will go to court. She is currently facing an investigating...
  • Police: Teens Mishear Sex Screams, Beat Man

    07/02/2009 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies · 1,654+ views
    KPRC ^ | 07/02/09
    A group of teenagers misunderstood a woman's screams during sex and, thinking they were stopping an assault, beat a 25-year-old man in her bedroom, police said. A 16-year-old girl who lives in the same Torrington home as the 34-year-old woman overheard her and the man on June 6 and rounded up four friends to stop what they thought was an attack, police Lt. Bruce Whiteley said Thursday. One of the five teens beat the man with a bat and others punched him, police said. The man was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, and was released...
  • Ellie Nesler, who sparked vigilante debate by killing son's accused molester, dies at 56

    12/29/2008 9:36:11 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 62 replies · 3,513+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/29/08 | AP
    Ellie Nesler, who sparked a national debate about vigilantism after killing her son's accused molester in a courtroom in 1993, has died of cancer. Nesler shot Daniel Driver five times in the head during a break in his preliminary hearing in a Tuolumne (too-WAH'-lum-ee) County courtroom. Driver had been accused of molesting four boys, including her son Willy.
  • One Person may be Attacking Sex Offenders in Mountain View

    11/07/2008 9:27:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,246+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Fri, Nov 7, 2008 | John Boitnott
    Mountain View police said someone is attacking registered sex offenders in the city and the attacks may be related. Two crimes against sex offenders have taken place in the past month. Detectives described the attacks as similar. The first crime occurred on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at 9:39 a.m., at an apartment complex on the west side of the city, officers said. A witness saw a man carrying a bat and placing a Molotov cocktail-type device at the front door of a registered sex offender. When confronted by the witness, the man indicated he was targeting the person living in...
  • New York's Video Vigilante, Scourge of Parking Enforcers

    08/05/2008 12:47:16 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 567+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03 Aug 2008 | Keith B. Richburg
    He calls himself "Jimmy Justice," a self-styled "cop-arazzi," armed only with a video camera as he prowls the streets of New York looking for law enforcement officers who are breaking the law. His targets are illegally parked city government vehicles -- particularly cars of traffic cops blocking bus stops, sitting in "no parking" zones or double-parked. Cop cars blocking fire hydrants make him particularly incensed. "Something like that is just despicable," Jimmy fumed, pointing to a police enforcement vehicle parked next to a fire hydrant on 33rd Street on Manhattan's West Side on a muggy July afternoon. "They're never allowed...
  • Police Cite 'Air of Vigilantism' in Response to Girl's Suicide

    11/21/2007 9:26:06 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 108 replies · 551+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 20, 2007 | SCOTT MICHELS
    An Internet hoax that apparently led to the suicide of a teenage girl has stoked outrage online, divided the suburb where the girl lived and prompted calls to reform online harassment laws. About a year ago, 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself inside her parents' home in Dardenne Prairie, Ill. The apparent cause, her parents have said, was the sudden decline of her online relationship with a 16-year-old boy they thought was named Josh Evans. But, soon after their daughter's death, Tina and Ron Meier discovered that there was no Josh Evans. They say the boy who pretended to be Megan's...
  • Where lynching is the order of the day (Vigilantism is BAD).

    09/13/2007 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 50 replies · 1,063+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2007. | Amarnath Tewary
    Vigilante justice has become common in Bihar Pics: Prashant Ravi Vigilante justice appears to have become the order of the day in the lawless northern Indian state of Bihar.The latest incident in which 10 men suspected to be thieves were lynched by a group of villagers in Vaishali district on Thursday underscored the people's frustration with the police. The villagers said that they were fed up with rising theft for the last two months in spite of informing the police regularly. "But when the police did not take any action we started patrolling our village ourselves to catch the...
  • Web site fights parking violators {Fake Handicap}

    09/08/2007 4:03:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 3,709+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/8/7 | Katherine Tam
    For years, Lafayette resident Maureen Birdsall would take her brother, who has cerebral palsy, to appointments and then drive in circles hunting for an empty handicapped parking space. It irked her to see able-bodied people pulling into those spots or using a handicapped placard that she suspected was not theirs. Birdsall now is doing battle with handicapped parking violators. She launched the free Web site http://www.handicappedfraud.org to give people a place to report the license plates, handicapped placard numbers and locations of cars suspected of abusing the law. "Something has to be done," Birdsall said. "It's gone unchecked for so...
  • Campers Tie Alleged Peeping Tom to Tree

    08/24/2007 10:51:54 AM PDT · by IronKros · 22 replies · 490+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2007 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A group of campers tied a peeping Tom suspect to a tree, keeping him bound until police arrived. Richard H. Berkey, 63, was charged with private indecency, a misdemeanor, by sheriff's deputies who were called to the Big Fan Campground near Bagby Hot Springs last weekend, according to Clackamas County Detective Jim Strovink. Campers told deputies they recognized Berkey from a similar incident at the campground last year and wanted to make sure he didn't get away. The 2006 incident was reported to police but did not result in charges. "Last year, we took down his...
  • 7-Year Old Battles Gunman (Feisty girl on video in North Carolina)

    08/08/2007 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 38 replies · 1,957+ views
    An armed robber was no match for a 7-year-old girl in Reidsville, North Carolina. The gunman tried to hold-up the convenience store where little Alishas mom was working. (She didnt want to reveal her last name.) Alisha rushed to her moms defense when the robber pushed her. Alisha shoved him right back. I was pushing on him and telling him to back away, back away man. I didn't want him to hurt mommy. Stymied by the little girl, the gunman gave up on the cash and stole some cigarettes. Then he ran from the store. Alisha wasnt finished with him...
  • Neighbor Breaks In, Beats Sex Offender

    11/02/2006 6:08:12 PM PST · by Sopater · 77 replies · 1,787+ views
    King 5 News ^ | 05:21 PM PST on Thursday, November 2, 2006 | Paul Aker
    Shelton, Wash. - A Mason County sex offender is recovering from a vigilante attack after a man broke into the offender's home and beat him with a stick. Deputies said it was a clear case of vigilantism and a case that could wind up jeopardizing the law that makes sex offender information available. James Allen Ross is a Level 3 sex offender living in Mason County's Tahuya community. He has been convicted of child molestation and statutory rape. But two nights ago he became the victim when a stick-wielding neighbor broke into his house and started beating him. James Ross...
  • Man Beaten To Death In Low-Security O.C. Jail (Pedophile beaten to death by 140 inmates)

    10/06/2006 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 174 replies · 3,117+ views
    Cbs2 LA News ^ | 10/06/06 | N/A
    Man Beaten To Death In Low-Security O.C. Jail (CBS) SANTA ANA, Calif. A Mission Viejo man awaiting trial on suspicion of possessing child pornography for sale was beaten to death in a jail unit for low-security inmates, an Orange County sheriff's representative said Friday. John Derek Chamberlain, 41, was "murdered by an inmate or inmates while in the shower" at the Theo Lacy jail in Orange, the department's Jim Amormino said. Guards got a call of a "man down" about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and Chamberlain was declared dead at a hospital about an hour later, Amormino said. Investigators were interviewing...
  • Residents beat man accused of showing porn

    09/23/2006 7:43:23 AM PDT · by US Navy guy · 40 replies · 1,370+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2006, 10:38PM
    DALLAS About a dozen residents of a Dallas neighborhood beat a man after reports that he had been showing pornographic pictures to children on a playground, police said.
  • Cyberbullying on the Internet: Cyber bullies, cyber bullying, flame mail, hate mail

    08/02/2006 10:19:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 135 replies · 4,183+ views
    The Internet provides the perfect forum for cyberbullies, individuals whose aim is to gain gratification from the distress caused by provoking and tormenting others. The anonymity, ease of provocation, and almost infinite source of targets means the Internet is full of predators from pedophiles targeting children to serial bullies targeting ... anybody. Cyberbullies get a perverse sense of satisfaction (called gratification) from sending people flame mail and hate mail. Flame mail is an email whose contents are designed to inflame and enrage. Hate mail is hatred (including prejudice, racism, sexism etc) in an email...
  • Woman Accused Of Sex W/ Student Severely Beaten

    07/04/2006 12:08:16 AM PDT · by sully777 · 128 replies · 4,595+ views
    KUTV) SOUTH JORDAN A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a student was severely beaten inside her home. Thirty-year-old Melinda Lee Deluca told police she came home Friday afternoon and was alone when she was jumped from behind. Police said she was beaten so badly that she was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital from her home in South Jordan. Deluca was recently accused of having sex with one of her students at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan. Police believe the assault could be related to the charges. It does appear that this is...
  • Man faces felony charge for beating juvenile burglar

    06/10/2006 10:33:03 AM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 12 replies · 718+ views
    Samoa News ^ | 6/9/2006 | La Poasa
    Man faces felony charge for beating juvenile burglar by La Poasa Samoa News Staff A man charged with public peace disturbance yesterday will face an additional charge for allegedly assaulting a juvenile who admitted to breaking into a store owned by the man's relative. The misdemeanor charge against David Galumalemana, who has a 1999 assault conviction, stems from an incident that occurred on Wednesday in Leone. When the police arrived at the scene, they found the juvenile, a 14-year-old, on his knees with his hands behind his head, a position Galumalemana ordered him to be in, while awaiting police, according...
  • The broken laptop I sold on EBay (1st class payback humor)

    06/02/2006 7:10:10 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 8 replies · 777+ views
    08 may
    Just click the link and start laughing. http://www.amirtofangsazan.blogspot.com
  • States Signing on to Deadly Force Law

    05/25/2006 9:02:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 827+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2006 | ROBERT TANNER
    Associated Press A campaign by gun rights advocates to make it easier to use deadly force in self-defense is rapidly winning support across the country, as state after state makes it legal for people who feel their lives are in danger to shoot down an attacker _ whether in a car-jacking or just on the street. The law has spurred debate about whether it protects against lawlessness or spurs more crime. Supporters say it's an unambiguous answer to random violence, while critics _ including police chiefs and prosecutors _ warn that criminals are more likely to benefit than innocent...
  • Offender registryand a hit list?

    04/24/2006 2:24:21 PM PDT · by NYpeanut · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Buffalo news ^ | 4/24/2006 | DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD
    The man who shot William Elliott and Joseph Gray did so without a word, leaving their homes in northern Maine as much a stranger as when he arrived. So far, police have come up with only one connection between the alleged gunman, Stephen A. Marshall, 20, of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - who committed suicide after the attacks - and the two victims: Both were among 34 former sex offenders that Marshall had looked up using Maine's online sex-offender registry. The killings have alarmed some defense attorneys and advocates for sexual offenders, who say this crime is among the darkest...
  • Deputy Faces Charges In Airmans Shooting (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/07/2006 12:23:36 PM PST · by ketelone · 15 replies · 763+ views
    AP ^ | 7 Mar 06 | Greg Risling
    Deputy Faces Charges in Airman's Shooting By GREG RISLING, Associated Press Writer 47 minutes ago SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A sheriff's deputy who was videotaped shooting an unarmed Iraq War veteran after a car chase will be charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Tuesday. The decision to charge Deputy Ivory J. Webb, 45, was announced by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos. Sheriff Gary Penrod said Webb will remain on paid administrative leave during the investigation into the shooting of Air Force Senior Airman Elio Carrion, 21. "I respect the decision of the district attorney's office," Penrod...
  • Fla. Dad Punches Accused Teacher's Aide

    01/25/2006 12:53:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 257 replies · 6,770+ views
    AP ^ | 1/25/6 | MITCH STACY
    Tampa -- A father marched into a classroom and punched a teacher's assistant in the face after his teenage daughter accused the man of inappropriately touching her. "I'm not real proud of what I did," Dave F. Swafford, 42, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "You have to protect your children, and my daughter does not lie to me." Swafford was charged with felony battery on a school employee after he hit the 35-year-old aide in front of a full class at Lakewood Ranch High near Bradenton on Tuesday, authorities said.
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Vigilante Anti-Immigration Group Gaining (Minuteman Project)

    12/19/2005 8:21:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,233+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/05 | Arthur H. Rotstein - ap
    TUCSON, Ariz. - The Minuteman Project was launched earlier this year amid fears that racist crackpots would rough up illegal immigrants trying to slip into this country. But there was no bloodshed when the hundreds of volunteers converged in the Arizona desert in April to watch for border crossers and report them to immigration authorities. Since then, the Minuteman movement has taken hold, with Minuteman-inspired organizations launched in several states. One of the movement's co-founders made a surprisingly strong showing in a bid for Congress earlier this month in California. And even critics of the movement acknowledge its participants are...
  • Secure the Borders Rally, Austin, Texas Oct. 1, 2005 10:30am

    09/26/2005 11:29:37 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 29 replies · 936+ views
    9/26/05 | The Bat Lady
    Secure our US Borders, Pro-America, Pro-Minuteman, Pro-Law Enforcement and Pro-Border Patrol Rally Dear Central Texan Freepers, As you know the Federal government is ignoring their duty in the Constitution to protect the borders of the United States. The States don't seem to do much better. A few months ago some people organized a group of concerned citizens named the Minutemen and they conducted a Border Watch in Arizona. This shined the light upon a very serious problem of how many illegals slip across the border every night. We heard how the border citizens were able to get their 1st nights'...
  • Heroes or Nettlesome Hacks? (Internet "Vigilantes" Patrol the Web)

    07/13/2005 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 10 replies · 447+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | July 13, 2005 | Brad Stone
    WEB EXCLUSIVE By Brad Stone Newsweek Updated: 9:51 a.m. ET July 13, 2005 Freelance counterterrorist Aaron Weisburd is not an employee of any of the three-letter federal agencies. He works alone in his attic in Carbondale, Ill., far from the hotbeds of terrorist activity. Yet for the last three years, the 41-year-old computer programmer has been obsessively monitoring dark corners of the Internet such as Qal3ah.org, the Web site where, last week, a group called the Secret Organization for Al Qaedas Jihad in Europe placed a dubious claim of responsibility for the London bombings that took at least 52 lives.......
  • Merchants run afoul of low with headless mannequin in crosswalk

    06/26/2005 5:54:37 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 9 replies · 311+ views
    WSTM - NBC ^ | 26JUN05 | A/P
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. Two merchants in the Southern Tier who tried to slow motorists by putting a headless mannequin in a crosswalk have run afoul of the police. Tim King, co-owner of Horseheads MercanTile, and David Quinn, owner of Village Vacuum, put the standing mannequin in the crosswalk in Hanover Square. Horseheads Village Police Chief Dave Kole says the merchants are lucky nobody got hurt. The men were charged with disorderly conduct. The mannequin was removed. The mannequin had a sign taped to its chest that said: "Don't be a dummy. Please stop." King and Quinn told the Elmira Star-Gazette they...
  • Deep Throat -Hero or Vigilante?

    06/02/2005 5:43:54 PM PDT · by sactodan · 11 replies · 647+ views
    SactoDan Blog ^ | June 2, 2005 | SactoDan
    Vigilante: vigilante; Pronunciation: "vi-ji-'lan-tE Function: noun Etymology: Spanish, watchman, guard, from vigilante vigilant, from Latin vigilant-, vigilans : a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law appear inadequate); broadly : a self-appointed doer of justice W. Mark Felt was the number two man at the FBI when he exposed what he new about Watergate to Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein. He held his secret for 30 years, which in Washington DC is no small acheivement. Recently, in an article in Vanity Fair magazine he revealed the truth. Richard...
  • Gun Totin Granny

    05/27/2005 12:59:36 AM PDT · by chuckles · 20 replies · 633+ views
    forwarded e-mail from Austrailia | 5/27/2005
    The Rambo Granny of Melbourne, Australia Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down - - and shot off their testicles. The old lady spent a week hunting those men down -- and when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way, said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be: 'Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by...
  • Was it a right hook or left hook? (Terror supporter Abu Hamza gets beaten by fellow prison inmate)

    03/06/2005 8:47:30 PM PST · by Stoat · 57 replies · 3,002+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 6, 2005 | NEIL SYSON
    EXCLUSIVE Was it a right hook or left hook? Thumped ... Abu Hamza By NEIL SYSONHOOK-HANDED Abu Hamza has been viciously attacked by a fellow jail inmate, it emerged last night.The fanatical Muslim cleric, 47, was thumped inside Londons top-security Belmarsh prison, a jail source said. DID you whack Hook? If so call The Sun on 020 7782 4105. And by the way, WELL DONE!
  • Militia leader is cleared in assault case

    02/23/2005 10:00:23 PM PST · by BorderResident · 10 replies · 580+ views
    Suprising verdict for sure..... http://www.dailystar.com/dailystar/metro/62674.php
  • MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX (Busted anti-American writer was not a Ranger)

    07/09/2004 10:26:55 PM PDT · by Destro · 34 replies · 6,878+ views
    comicbookresources.com ^ | May 2, 2004 | Jonah Weiland
    MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer Posted: May 2, 2004 Micah Wright at a convention in March of 2004. In a story that broke late yesterday, the writer of the recently cancelled "Stormwatch: Team Achilles," Micah Ian Wright, revealed that he never served as a member of the Army Rangers, a claim he's made since he first came on the comics scene in March of 2002.. Apparently Wright had posted a revised bio to his Web site with the revelation on April 25th, reposting that information to his forum Saturday. The full text...
  • Nine Bodies Found in Cancun

    11/27/2004 5:46:59 AM PST · by Cvengr · 8 replies · 1,207+ views
    CANCUN, Mexico -- The bodies of nine people, including three federal agents, were discovered at two sites outside Cancun, .. police are blaming .. a drug turf war .... Five bodies were found ... on a dirt road 10 miles south of Cancun (off the airport highway). All .. had been shot in the head and one was found with his hands tied behind his back, ...... an abandoned car nearby. Three of the victims ... were federal police, ... The other two were identified as ..., a jeweler, and Eduardo Solis, whose hands were tied. Solis' occupation was unclear....