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  • 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...
  • Angry crowd kills man riding in car that struck child (Austin, Texas)

    06/20/2007 10:54:14 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 97 replies · 6,277+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2007 | Liz Austin Peterson
    June 20, 2007, 12:30PM Angry crowd kills man riding in car that struck child By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press AUSTIN — A crowd attacked and killed a passenger in a vehicle that had struck and injured a child, police said today. The man who was killed Tuesday night 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, of Austin. The child was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The beating began after the car...
  • No Escape: Male Rape In U.S. Prisons

    02/12/2007 11:22:29 AM PST · by B-Chan · 491 replies · 11,518+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | 2007.02.12 | Joanne Mariner
    "I've been sentenced for a D.U.I. offense. My 3rd one. When I first came to prison, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly none of this. I'm a tall white male, who unfortunately has a small amount of feminine characteristics. And very shy. These characteristics have got me raped so many times I have no more feelings physically. I have been raped by up to 5 black men and two white men at a time. I've had knifes at my head and throat. I had fought and been beat so hard that I didn't ever think I'd see straight...
  • Libby Trial: Chris' Big-House Bubba Fantasy

    02/07/2007 6:15:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,612+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Chris Matthews watched one too many episodes of "Oz," the hyper-graphic HBO original series about prison life? Discussing the Scooter Libby trial on the 7 PM ET edition of this evening's Hardball, Chris spun a sanguine scenario in which Libby, facing the prospect of a long prison sentence in a vulnerable environment, might turn on Vice-President Cheney. Matthews: "If Scooter's convicted, if you're looking at the number of counts facing him. If that jury really does go to town -- and I hope they're not watching -- and hits him with four or five counts, they add up...
  • Pedophile Fire Prompts Town Joy [Australia]

    10/05/2006 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 28 replies · 646+ views
    The Australian Victoria ^ | 10/0506 | Padraic Murphy
    THERE are some crimes that even the police do not seem keen to solve. Armed with Eskies, the residents of the Victorian town of Meringur danced and drank beer as they watched flames engulf the home of Terrence Allan Ellis last Sunday night. Ellis, a 52-year-old alcoholic and former vagrant, was convicted two weeks ago of raping a young girl. Police have quizzed residents over the arson attack and confirmed the fire was suspicious. While nobody in Meringur is owning up to the crime, as many as 40 people from the area celebrated at the time. Even the victim, whom...
  • Inmate tattoed with child victim's name

    09/28/2006 11:12:57 AM PDT · by justche · 69 replies · 2,385+ views
    SFGate ^ | 9-28-06 | AP
    An inmate serving a life term for molesting and killing a 10-year-old girl named Katie somehow got "Katie's Revenge" tattooed across his forehead, and prison authorities were trying to determine how it happened. The Indiana Department of Correction placed Anthony Ray Stockelman, 39, in protective custody away from the general inmate population last weekend after authorities discovered the tattoo, said Rich Larsen, a spokesman for the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Stockelman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to abducting, molesting and killing Katlyn "Katie" Collman. Katie was missing for five days before her body was found Jan....
  • Unfazed by accusations of vigilantism, volunteers stand sentry

    06/13/2006 7:22:58 PM PDT · by TheDon · 4 replies · 553+ views
    The State.com ^ | June 11, 2006 | JAY ROOT
    DEMING, New Mexico - John Sherwood was trying to explain why he joined the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and how illegal immigrants will destroy America if they're not stopped. Then it happened. "There's some right there!" he shouted. What came next is something Sherwood likes to call his "patriotic fulfillment": helping the U.S. Border Patrol apprehend illegal immigrants near his home in southern New Mexico. In this case, he whipped his four-wheel-drive pickup around and barked a report into his cellphone. He told agents in the Deming station of the Border Patrol that several suspected illegal immigrants had slipped behind...
  • Interview with Evan of How Not To Steal A Sidekick II

    06/11/2006 11:25:13 AM PDT · by dangerfield · 14 replies · 449+ views
    So we finally wrapped up the interview with Evan and inserted the wonderful Stolen Sidekick song from Blind Routine. During the interview we address what his website www.evanwashere.com/stolensidekick is really about for him, his response to some of his doubters and uncover his relentless pursuit of proving his honorable purpose. He gives a short update on the status of the police report, details how much he received in donations and what he may or may not do with the surplus funds.
  • SUSPECT KILLS HIMSELF (person of interest in shootings of sex offenders)

    04/16/2006 10:44:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 718+ views
    WGME-TV ^ | 06/17/06 | WGME-TV 13 Portland ME
    A spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney says 20-year-old Stephen Marshall shot himself in the head when Boston authorities, acting on a tip from Maine police, climbed on the bus he was riding at about 7:25 PM Sunday night. A spokeswoman at Boston Medical Center says Marshall died at 11:24 PM No passengers were hurt. Five were taken to hospitals to be examined. Maine authorities say Marshall was a person of interest in the deaths of 57-year-old Joseph Gray of Milo and 24-year-old William Elliott of Corinth. Both men are registered sex offenders in Maine. Police say they do not...
  • Maine Killings Raise Vigilantism Fears(two sex offenders killed)

    04/18/2006 11:58:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 2,991+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 4 18 06 | GLENN ADAMS
    CORINTH, Maine - The Maine Department of Public Safety has no plans to change the state's Web-based sex offender registry despite the killings of two sex offenders whose addresses were apparently obtained online. A Canadian man used the registry to obtain personal information about the victims, authorities said, renewing fears that such lists expose ex-convicts to vigilante violence. "The events of the weekend will obviously be reviewed, but there are no plans to change the Web site at this point," Stephen McCausland, Maine Public Safety spokesman, said Monday. The gunman, Stephen A. Marshall, a 20-year-old from Nova Scotia's Cape Breton,...
  • Nigeria: Ritual murders spark lynchings (Vigilantism on the rise;GRUESOME CONTENT ADVISORY)

    10/21/2005 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 974+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | October 21, 2005
    Ritual murders spark lynchings 21/10/2005 09:10  - (SA)    Lagos - Avenging lynch mobs have seized and burnt alive more than 20 suspected kidnappers over the past month in and around the Nigerian city of Lagos where terrified residents have taken extreme measures to stamp out ritual child sacrifices, police and witnesses said. The mutilated corpses of the victims of black magic ceremonies - which turn up on an almost daily basis in the fields and on the roadsides of southwest Nigeria - have now been joined by piles of ash and blackened flesh where alleged gang-members were set ablaze. Police and...
  • As bodies pile up, Guatemalans ask: Who's killing the criminals?

    10/18/2005 5:53:32 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 62 replies · 1,955+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | October 18, 2005 | SERGIO DE LEON
    MYSTERY DEATHS THE PROBLEM: Guatemala is experiencing a wave of mysterious killings targeting gang members. WHAT'S BEHIND IT: Human rights groups claim vigilantes, possibly including rogue cops, are engaged in ''social cleansing.'' The country's attorney general blames gang warfare. THE BIG PICTURE: The Central American nation has endured 36 years of civil war and poverty is rampant. Gangs have been swelled by Guatemalans who immigrated to the U.S. and were deported back for gang activity. GUATEMALA CITY -- Some are shoved into cars with dark windows and never seen again. Sometimes bodies turn up with messages left on paper or...
  • Angry South Africans take law into their own hands (This is widespread; video available)

    10/09/2005 6:18:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,536+ views
    SABC News (South Africa) ^ | October 9, 2005
    Angry South Africans take law into their own handsOctober 09, 2005, 19:00  Communities around South Africa are angry with the police and there have been a spate of mob justice assaults and killings in the last 24 hours around the country. People are fed up with police inefficiencies and many are now taking the law into their own hands. In Soweto two people died and one critically injured at the hands of the community. They alleged the men had been terrorizing people in Protea South in Soweto. The survivor is in a critical condition in hospital. Residents say police...
  • Man charged with killing sex offenders hailed as hero on the Web

    09/09/2005 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 38 replies · 1,341+ views
    kgw.com ^ | 9/9/5 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    Notes of congratulation to Michael Mullen popped up on Web logs as soon as news accounts reported that he had turned himself in, claiming to be the vigilante killer of two convicted child rapists shot in Bellingham. Mullen, 35, was charged Thursday in Whatcom County Superior Court with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, the county prosecutor's office said. Aggravated murder in Washington is punishable by either death or life in prison without parole. Deputy Prosecutor Mac Setter said the prosecutor's office would decide by Mullen's Sept. 16 arraignment date whether it would seek the death penalty. Comments on the...
  • Man says he'll plead guilty to killing sex offenders

    09/07/2005 7:46:20 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 63 replies · 1,387+ views
    If the scene in Whatcom County Superior Court yesterday is any indication, Michael A. Mullen doesn't like to sit and wait for the wheels of justice to turn. On Aug. 27, according to police, Mullen killed two sex offenders who had served their time and had been quietly living in suburban Bellingham. About a week later, police say, he confessed to the crime. And yesterday, during his first court appearance, Mullen's main concern was getting the process over with. "Can I have a speedy trial?" Mullen, 35, asked Superior Court Commissioner David Thorn during his preliminary hearing. He didn't even...
  • FBI Imposter Confesses To Killing Sex Offenders

    09/06/2005 4:48:39 PM PDT · by DuckFan4ever · 31 replies · 830+ views
    KOIN News 6 ^ | 9/6/2005 | KOIN
    Victims Found On Sex Offender Web Site BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A man allegedly confessed to posing as an FBI agent and then fatally shooting two convicted sex offenders in Washington. Police say 36-year-old Michael Anthony Mulled called police to confess. They say he gave detectives details about the crimes that only the killer would know. A third roommate said the man wore an FBI cap and acted like an agent. The roommate left for work and found the bodies when he returned home the next morning. Mullen said he chose his victims from the county's sex offender Web site and...
  • Wash. man says he killed child rapists

    09/06/2005 7:50:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 323 replies · 5,384+ views
    AP ^ | 9/6/5
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A man turned himself in to authorities in the killing of two convicted child rapists, saying he picked the victims from a sheriff's Web site, police said. Michael Anthony Mullen, 36, called 911 on Monday to claim responsibility for the killings, and officers who talked to him said he gave information that only the killer would know, according to a police news release. He was jailed for investigation of two counts of first-degree murder. Hank Eisses, 49, and Victor Vasquez, 68, were found shot to death at their apartment Aug. 27. They were both classified as Level...
  • Two slain roommates were sex offenders

    08/31/2005 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 64 replies · 2,086+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | 8/30/2005 | AP
    BELLINGHAM -- Two men shot to death at a Bellingham apartment building were Level 3 sex offenders, police confirmed Monday. The men were identified by police as Hank Eisses, 49, and Victor Vasquez, 68, both convicted child rapists. Police are looking for a man who may have posed as an FBI agent to gain access to their apartment. A roommate who found the bodies says the man wore a blue jumpsuit and a cap with the FBI letters and said he wanted to talk with the men about their status as sex offenders. The man also was seen Friday by...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-28-05 ("Fight dirty, go negative early and often")

    06/28/2005 6:08:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 145 replies · 1,826+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 28, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I have to give the DUmmies credit for honesty in this THREAD titled, “Fight dirty, go negative early and often.” At least they make absolutely NO phony pretense at trying to attain even a minimal level of civility. They up front admit they HATE Republicans and will do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to defeat them. This is the REAL FACE of the Left, not that false front the professional Democrats put up when they know the cameras are rolling. Read this thread and learn how the Democrats REALLY think. It is a sad sight but educational as well. As usual, the...
  • Minutemen militia poses a danger in Texas

    06/22/2005 6:45:57 AM PDT · by Marauder · 68 replies · 1,417+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | June 22, 2005 | Corpus Christi Caller-Times Editorial Board
    There is great frustration among ranchers and residents along the Texas-Mexico border. The damage done by illegal migrants is borne by landowners who must deal with this human passage. The most benign threat involves cut fences, ransacking of buildings, and trespassing on private property. The latent threat is that among the migrants are criminal elements. The answer needed is a realistic federal policy on immigration that would stem and regulate this flood tide. The answer is not the Minutemen, the citizens militia that purports to be a helpmate to immigration officials, which is now being organized in the Goliad area....
  • Clerics threaten holy war over alleged Quran desecrations

    05/15/2005 7:50:47 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 85 replies · 2,136+ views
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2005 | Reuters
    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- A group of Afghan Muslim clerics have threatened to call for a holy war against the United States in three days unless it hands over military interrogators reported to have desecrated the Quran. The warning on Sunday came after 16 Afghans were killed and more than 100 hurt last week in the worst anti-U.S. protests across the country since U.S. forces invaded in 2001 to oust the Taliban for sheltering Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. The clerics in the northeastern province of Badakhshan said they wanted U.S. President George W. Bush to handle...
  • Bordering on vigilantism

    03/25/2005 6:37:21 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 123 replies · 2,315+ views
    The OC Register ^ | 03/25/2005 | Some Idiot
    The Minuteman Project mistakes the nature of our immigration problem It will be fascinating to see how the Minuteman Project, the brainstorm of Aliso Viejo resident James Gilchrist, comes off now that President Bush has referred to the effort as a "vigilante" operation of which he disapproves. It has certainly stirred a lot of interest, pro and con.
  • Private patrols or vigilantes?

    03/02/2005 2:09:23 PM PST · by WindOracle · 55 replies · 776+ views
    Fox11AZ.com ^ | March 2, 2005 | Sybil Hoffman
    Some Arizona residents aren't waiting for the president or Congress to curb illegal immigration. Instead, they're arming themselves, creating so-called private citizen patrols. Others refer to them as vigilantes. Whatever you call them, more and more are forming in border towns like Sierra Vista and Douglas where those citizen patrols aren't only toting guns, they're recruiting new members. They're even using sophisticated technology in their hunt for border crossers. For example, an unmanned plane offers a bird's-eye view of the border, including group after group of illegal immigrants sneaking across the border. The most popular smuggling route in the country...
  • 'A parent's worst nightmare' 9-year-old girl sexually assaulted in her bedroom

    12/09/2004 7:41:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 159 replies · 5,056+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/9/4 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    A convicted sex offender broke into a San Francisco home in the Ingleside district and raped a 9-year-old girl in her bedroom in an hourlong attack that ended when the girl's mother walked into the room, San Francisco police said. The man, police say, fled on foot and was chased by the girl's father, who at one point struck him with a 2-by-4. The man continued fleeing through several backyards and was captured by police and identified as Roberto Gamero, 36, of San Francisco, police said. "It's a parent's worst nightmare,'' said San Francisco police Deputy Chief Morris Tabak of...
  • Ex-Marine decries nature of Japan prison work

    07/18/2004 8:55:26 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 105 replies · 3,566+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 18 Jul 04 | David Allen
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — When Rodrico Harp was sentenced to seven years at hard labor for his part in the infamous abduction and rape of an Okinawa schoolgirl in 1995, he never thought he’d be assembling cell phones or making auto parts. That’s what he claims “hard labor” meant at Kurihama, the Japanese prison near Yokosuka where most American servicemen convicted in Japanese courts wind up. “I made parts for Mazdas and Nissans,” Harp said during a telephone interview from his home in Griffin, Ga. “You had no choice. If you refused to work, they put you in what we...
  • The Problem with Superman ("Americans don't want to be told what to aspire to anymore")

    05/10/2004 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Hawkeye's Girl · 87 replies · 697+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May. 17, 2004 | LEV GROSSMAN
    For America's multimillion-dollar Superman industry, it's a serious problem. This is a guy who's from outer space — he was born on the planet Krypton, let's not forget — but he's also from another time. He debuted in the 1930s, when Americans liked their heroes like they liked their steaks: tough, thick and all-American. Nowadays we prefer our heroes dark and flawed and tragic. Look at the Punisher (wife and kids dead), or Hellboy (born a demon), or Spider-Man (secretly a nerd). Look at Batman: his parents were killed in front of him, and he dresses like a Cure fan....
  • Illegal immigration prompts volunteer patrols.

    05/04/2004 10:35:17 AM PDT · by Missouri · 46 replies · 357+ views
    <p>PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- Wearing a camouflage jacket that cloaks the semi-automatic handgun at his waist, Chris Simcox aims his binoculars less than a mile away toward the seven strands of barbed wire that divide this remote desert town from Mexico.</p>
  • Polka king Lewan attacked; his lawyer criticizes prison

    04/24/2004 10:04:27 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 18 replies · 375+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 4/24/2004 | JERRY LYNOTT
    An attack on Jan Lewan while he slept in a prison cell has an attorney for the former polka entertainer criticizing Delaware officials responsible for his safety. An inmate cut Lewan, 61, across the neck and on the back with a razor at the Delaware Correctional Center in Smyrna, said attorney David Glassberg of Hazleton. Glassberg identified Lewan's assailant as Keith Garner. According to The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., Garner is serving a life sentence for rape. Glassberg questioned the decision by prison officials to assign Garner to a cell with Lewan, who is serving a sentence for securities...
  • Killing may have been vigilantism

    10/24/2003 8:24:46 AM PDT · by CSM · 26 replies · 245+ views
    FREE PRESS ^ | October 24, 2003 | JIM SCHAEFER AND SUZETTE HACKNEY
    <p>They torched a crack house.</p> <p>They branded a child molester with a hot spatula.</p> <p>For more than 150 years, Detroiters -- like other Americans -- have been dishing out street justice. It might have happened again this week on the west side, and it has caught the attention of people across the country.</p>
  • Gunman's killer: Taking his life `a terrible thing'

    10/24/2003 4:55:07 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 15 replies · 259+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 13 October 2003 | LUISA YANEZ
    Earlier this year, Mark Kram revealed to his two teenage children a secret he had kept for two decades: He killed a man. That man was Carl Brown, who killed more people in one day than anyone else in Miami-Dade's history. On a Friday morning in August 1982, Brown, 51, fuming over a $20 repair bill, marched into a Miami machine shop and shotgunned 11 employees, killing eight. Within minutes, Brown -- a schoolteacher on psychiatric leave -- was the ninth person to die. Kram, at work in a nearby machine shop, and another man set out to stop Brown,...
  • Police seek shooter who saved teen girl

    10/24/2003 12:53:53 AM PDT · by archy · 99 replies · 994+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | October 23, 2003 | DAN SHINE AND BEN SCHMITT
    <p>A man was beating a 16-year-old girl with a pipe Wednesday morning on Detroit's west side.</p> <p>Suddenly, the man was dead, shot several times by a passenger in a passing car.</p> <p>Police are looking for the driver of the car and the gunman, who might not be a criminal suspect, but a much rarer species -- a drive-by vigilante.</p>
  • Critics Decry Yuma, Arizona's 'Vigilante' Crackdown

    10/14/2003 6:25:38 PM PDT · by GoRepGo · 5 replies · 179+ views
    (Cybercast News Service) CNSNews.com ^ | October 14, 2003 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Critics Decry Yuma, Arizona's 'Vigilante' Crackdown By Jon E. Dougherty CNSNews.com Correspondent October 14, 2003 (CNSNews.com) - Immigration reform organizations are criticizing a resolution adopted by the Yuma, Ariz., County Board of Supervisors condemning "vigilante" civilian groups that voluntarily patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Supervisors recently voted unanimously to adopt a decree expressing their opposition to the civilian border groups, some of which have been operating in Yuma County. The goal of the civilian groups is to deter aliens from illegally crossing into the U.S. The handful of groups, which include organizations like Ranch Rescue and Arizona-based Civil Homeland Defense, usually...
  • Vigilantes plead guilty, released

    08/21/2003 8:41:47 AM PDT · by GoRepGo · 62 replies · 331+ views
    The Yuma Sun ^ | 21 August, 2003 | LOUIE VILLALOBOS
    Vigilantes plead guilty, released BY LOUIE VILLALOBOS, Staff Writer Aug 21, 2003 The two men accused of detaining six illegal immigrants at gunpoint were released from jail on Wednesday, after each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit unlawful imprisonment, said Yuma County Attorney Patricia Orozco. Orozco said Matthew Hoffman, 23, and Alexander Dumas, 26, were ordered released by Yuma County Superior Court Judge Andrew Gould during a Wednesday hearing and are scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19. As a result of the pleas, Orozco said the remaining charges each man was facing were dropped. Each had...
  • STREET THUGS UNITE TO HUNT DOWN GIRL'S RAPIST

    08/01/2003 8:16:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 58 replies · 487+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 31, 2003 | DOUGLAS MONTERO
    <p>A POSSE of outraged outlaws, thugs and drug dealers are joining forces with the community to help capture the animal who raped a 9-year-old girl on the roof of a Harlem building. Infuriated by the rapist's savage assault, many of the street toughs are forming an unholy alliance with cops to hunt down the rapist - the question is who's going to nab him first.</p>