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  • Mexican Crime Wave, Vigilantism Prompt Calls for Citizens to Be Armed in Their Cars and Businesses

    11/22/2016 6:50:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:08 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A lawmaker’s proposal to loosen gun laws so Mexican citizens can arm themselves in their cars and at their businesses faces stiff opposition here despite record numbers of gun homicides and a surge in public transit robberies that has provoked a vengeful backlash by armed vigilantes. Residents of Naucalpan, a city located just northwest of Mexico City, are living in a state of “psychosis,” and “terror,” due to a wave of murders, kidnappings and robberies in recent months, according to the Mexico City daily El Universal. Armed assaults on public transit have provoked a deadly response by armed vigilantes riding...
  • Europeans declare war on ‘refugees’ with grenade and vigilante attacks

    01/31/2016 7:40:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 1/30/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    West European governments are beginning to say no to the Muslim invasion, finally recognizing, as Czech president had warned, "It's practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Europe". (See also "Muslim migrants mean rape, violent crimes, social instability & revolution") Both Sweden and Finland are trying to stem the human tidal wave with plans to expel, respectively, 80,000 and 20,000 of 'refugees'. (See DCG's "Waking up: Finland plans to boot out 20,000 refugees") On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Germany moved to tighten asylum rules so as to more easily deny asylum to migrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. At the same...
  • On This Day: August 1, 1863: NY Times uses Gatling guns to defend the NY Times (Hypocrites)

    12/06/2015 6:35:26 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond, owner and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, one of which he manned. The mob, instead, attacked the headquarters of abolitionist Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until forced to flee by the Brooklyn Police.
  • Motorist beaten to death by several juveniles with hammers; 2 teens held

    11/30/2014 7:15:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    St. Louis-Dispatch ^ | November 30, 2014 | By Denise Hollinshed
    <p>A 32-year-old man was beaten to death with hammers by at least two teens early Sunday morning on Itaska Street.</p> <p>The victim was identified as Zemir Begic, 32, of the 4200 block of Miami Street. He had injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He was taken to St. Louis University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.</p>
  • 'How to Get Away With Murder:' Ferguson

    11/16/2014 7:46:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | Will Bunch
    The shorter version of this week's news out of Ferguson is basically this: Tin soldiers and Nixon coming. The grand jury investigation of the shooting of teenager Mike Brown, by the Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson has dragged on for weeks, from the hot summer afternoon when Brown's corpse was left to rot on the street for four long hours, to this week's polar vortex. This cold snap makes it even more likely that authorities will finally announce the decision they've been carefully grooming for weeks, that Officer Wilson will not be charged with murdering an unarmed 18-year-old. Still,...
  • Watch: Beach beat down over alleged drone peeping

    06/09/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    PIX11 ^ | June 9, 2014
    MADISON, Conn. (PIX11) – A beachgoer thought she was stopping a disturbing crime in progress, but instead found herself in handcuffs. When Andrea Mears saw a man piloting a drone at a public Connecticut beach, she thought he was surreptitiously taking pictures of bikini-clad women, so she called the police.
  • Dear New York Times, Self-Defense Is Not Vigilantism

    02/25/2014 5:32:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2014 | David French
    Over at the New York Times ”Opinionator” blog, Firmin DeBrander, an associate professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, takes issue with a post I wrote last year outlining the biblical and natural-law right of self-defense. My argument was rather simple: From the Noahic Covenant to the New Testament, there were ample biblical examples of self-defense being not only permitted but in some cases actually mandated. I also – borrowing from Jim Lindgren’s excellent work at the Volokh Conspiracy — quoted John Locke for the proposition that the right of self defense wasn’t just a biblical right but...
  • Ugly scene as Oakland’s illegal “sideshows” make comeback

    09/23/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    Sideshows are rearing their ugly head once again in Oakland. Take a look at this video shot in the aftermath of a crash during a West Oakland sideshow, showing a hostile crowd accosting a woman they believe was responsible. (Warning: profane language) Oakland police said the incident happened about 4:15 a.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. A woman in a burgundy Mazda apparently was following too closely as the driver of a white Chevy Camaro was “doing donuts,” or spinning around in circles, which is typical sideshow behavior
  • Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives

    03/28/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 89 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 3-28-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    “Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman” read the headline of an article yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel. Spike Lee’s twitter account went into Radio Silence yesterday morning after it was revealed he mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Mr. Lee’s tweet resulted in hate mail, strangers dropping by, and other disturbances that panicked the couple who then fled from their home for fear of their lives. It remains to be seen...
  • Police alerted to 'superheroes' patrolling Seattle

    01/07/2011 3:02:39 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 12 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | 6 Jan 11 | By CASEY MCNERTHNEY
    <p>Vigilante justice has come to Seattle, and the caped crusaders drive a Kia.</p> <p>Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime. They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they're part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters.</p>
  • Calif man who killed alleged molester is sentenced

    06/15/2010 12:41:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 84 replies · 1,668+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/15/10
    Ukiah, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California man who fatally shot a family friend accused of molesting him for years was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison in the vigilante shooting. Aaron Vargas, 32, was sentenced after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 63-year-old Darrell McNeill.Vargas said McNeill began sexually abusing him when he was 11 . . . several other people ... came forward to say McNeill had molested them.Hundreds of supporters ... asked authorities for leniency for the shooter.. . . Judge Ronald Brown said he imposed the harsher sentence because he believed...
  • 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 weekend’s 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]
  • Murder for ratings? Brazil cops suspect TV host

    08/11/2009 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Google/AP ^ | August 11, 2009 | Alan Clendenning and Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — In one murder after another, the "Canal Livre" crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victim. Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show's host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil's Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking. "The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get...
  • American crew regains control of pirated ship

    04/08/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Robe · 803 replies · 31,842+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | 04/08/09 | Me
    Breaking. Per CBS radio news.. the crew has regained control of the ship throwing three pirates overboard and capturing one.. Will post more.. Breaking
  • Concerned resident aims to form armed militia to patrol Stockton

    04/07/2009 9:26:42 AM PDT · by jerri · 96 replies · 2,795+ views
    Record ^ | April 07, 2009 6:00 AM | By David Siders Record Staff Writer
    STOCKTON - A retired truck driver and Vietnam War veteran said Monday that he is forming an armed militia - mostly men with rifles and armbands, four to a car - to patrol Stockton this summer, when at least 43 police officers are to be laid off.
  • China's 'Netizens' Take On the Government

    01/23/2009 6:39:46 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Time ^ | 01.23.09 | Austin Ramzy
    For all the talk of the Internet's threat to authoritarian regimes, China's Communist Party has capably rebuffed the Web's challenge to its rule. But a growing trend on the Chinese Internet could make life unpleasant for a handful of government bureaucrats who offend the cybercitizenry.
  • Woman beats 7-foot-3 sex offender with baseball bat

    06/19/2008 10:32:50 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 102 replies · 1,440+ views
    Seattle P.I. ^ | 06/19/2008 | unknown
    On the day that fliers announced a registered sex offender had moved into a Puyallup neighborhood, a woman welcomed him with an aluminum baseball bat. Baldwin (Pierce County Sheriff's Office picture)The 7-foot-3 man was beaten so badly, medics transported him to a hospital. "I kept swingin' and swingin' and swingin," court documents say Tammy Gibson told police, who arrested her in Cottonwood Mobile Home Park. Gibson has been charged with second-degree assault and felony harassment
  • Police: Burned, Headless Body Of Sex Offender Found

    11/08/2007 1:49:18 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 99 replies · 176+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | November 8, 2007
    Police: Burned, Headless Body Of Sex Offender FoundPOSTED: 12:08 pm EST November 8, 2007 UPDATED: 3:52 pm EST November 8, 2007 NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Construction crews found a torched and headless body Thursday morning on Hidden Ridge Drive in Northville Township. Police were able to identify the body as 26-year-old Daniel Gene-Vincent Sorensen by using a partial fingerprint technique, despite the severe burns on Sorensen’s hands. Police said the severely burned hands seemed to be an effort to hide his identity. Police confirmed that Sorensen was a registered sex offender. A neighbor called to report a fire on Wednesday night,...
  • 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...
  • Texas Crowd Kills Man After Car Hits Kid

    06/20/2007 9:21:08 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 212 replies · 8,650+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    A crowd attacked and killed a passenger in a vehicle that had struck and injured a child, police said Wednesday. Police believe 2,000 to 3,000 people were in the area for a Juneteenth celebration when the attack occurred Tuesday night. The man who was killed had been trying to stop the group from attacking the vehicle's driver when the crowd turned on him, authorities said. The Austin Police Department identified the victim as David Rivas Morales, 40. The child was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police spokeswoman Toni Chovonetz said she had no further information, including how...