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  • Our Founders' Wisdom on Reducing Violent

    07/24/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Who wasn't shocked and disheartened by yet another tragic mass shooting, this time in Aurora, Colo.? Like millions of Americans, my wife, Gena, and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims of this murderous spree and their families. We, too, commend the heroes who gave their lives to save others. Truly, every victim of this reprehensible executioner is in some way heroic, for the victims were injured or died in the midst of a culture war in which even our theaters and schools have become battlegrounds. Moreover, we salute and support the Colorado peace officers, emergency...
  • Chicago church leaders call for a weekend of peace

    07/23/2012 11:01:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Michelle Manchir
    Calling for widespread action to stop gun violence in Chicago, about 70 faith leaders from the city and nearby suburbs gathered Monday for prayer and reflection. "We're tired of doing funerals. I feel like this tiredness has awakened us to really do something," said Pastor Paco Amador of the New Life Community Church in Little Village.
  • Oakland Effect: Violence only 'real' to those who experience it

    07/22/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | By Scott Johnson
    During a Friday morning ABC News segment, Stephanopoulos interviewed a man named Christopher Ramos, who was inside the Aurora theater in Colorado on Thursday night. Toward the end of the interview, when Ramos started to break down crying, in effect reliving the horror show he had survived, he said something I found to be incredibly revealing. "I see this on TV -- a shooting in a mall or a shooting in a bookstore," he said. "I see it but I actually don't feel it. ... It was the first time I saw something that was real." The reason I found...
  • Violence in Films and Killing Sprees: Why it's Time to Say NO to Hollywood's Offerings

    07/21/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by InHisService · 100 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-21-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Hollywood consistently churns out movies that are filled with very graphic and gory violence. While I'm not blaming them for what this sick killer did, let's face it: we live in a culture that embraces violence. How do we embrace it? By paying our hard earned money to see movies where people are shot with guns, mutilated, killed and blown up on a regular basis.
  • Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman film, The Dark Knight, shows

    07/20/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT · by I still care · 36 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2008 | Jenny McCartney
    If I were 10 years old, would I be badgering my parents to take me to see the new Batman film, The Dark Knight? You bet I would. It's the latest and biggest release in the superhero genre, which children instantly understand as a direct appeal to their special interests. It's also touched with the alluring suggestion of forbidden fruit: the maniacal, deranged face of The Joker, grippingly played by the late Heath Ledger, leers from posters all over town. If I were the parent who relented and took a 10-year-old child to see The Dark Knight, would I be...
  • Two 16-year-olds dead, 3 wounded in South Side shootings (Why No National Media Coverage?)

    07/20/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/20/2012 | Peter Nickeas
    Two 16-year-old boys were killed, and three other people were wounded, in separate shootings within hours on the South Side. One of the 16-year-olds, Nathaniel Gonzalez, was standing on the sidewalk in the 5900 block of South Laflin Street in the Englewood neighborhood when someone in a dark-colored car opened fire around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Gonzalez, of the 4700 block of South Damen Avenue, pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. Police had no other details. Six hours later, two boys ages 16 and 17 were shot in an alley in the 7500 block of South Paulina Street in the...
  • Crime rates in liberal cities shockingly higher than in conservative cities

    07/19/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 18, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    The national average is four violent crimes/1,000 residents. Every one of the 15 most liberal cities in the US has a higher violent crime rate than the national average. Twelve of the 15 have a violent crime rate that is at least double the national average. Two of them have a violent crime rate that is six times the national average.
  • Three teenagers arrested murder 62 year old father filmed posted-Facebook

    07/16/2012 2:16:17 PM PDT · by Anvilhead · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/2012 | Graham Smith
    Three teenagers were playing a game called 'Pick'em out and Knock'em dead' when they beat a father of twelve to death then posted the footage on Facebook, prosecutors said today. Delfino Mora was found unconscious in an alley in Chicago, Illinois, last Tuesday morning. He died in hospital the next day as a result of blunt head trauma. Malik Jones, 16, Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, have each been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Jones had spotted Mr Mora and decided to attack him, State Attorney Terry Clancy told a bail hearing today. The teen is said...
  • OCCUPY 'WELCOMING COMMITTEE' PROMISES VIOLENCE AT RNC (VIDEO)

    07/16/2012 11:22:56 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 19 replies
    Big Government (BREITBART) ^ | 7/16/2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    A video uploaded by an Occupier under the YouTube account VforVendetta12345678 shows anarchists and radicals have put together a "Welcoming Committee" to protest the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL on August 27-30, 2012. Within the video the group states, "Black bloc and Anon Bloc tactics are being encouraged because some say liberal protests get nothing done" and that they are "In no way welcoming", while showing pictures throughout of anarchists performing various acts of vandalism. They continue, "These protests often result in property destruction and clashes with police, when the more radical groups branch off. If you hope...
  • 4 men charged with jumping out of limo, attacking group in Lakeview

    07/09/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2012
    Four men are accused of bailing out of a white stretch limousine and punching three people, breaking one man's jaw, in the Lakeview neighborhood as someone with the attackers recorded the beating, authorities said this morning.
  • Attackers Beat Man, Family Begs For Info [Look what likely would have happened to George Zimmerman]

    07/09/2012 6:31:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/9/12
    The family of a man brutally beaten and left for dead in Miami is begging for anyone who knows anything about the attack to come forward, so they can get his attackers off the street.
  • THIRD WORLD AMERICA: Class War Gets Violent In Chicago

    07/08/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | July 8, 2012 | Janet Tavakoli
    THIRD WORLD AMERICA: Class War Gets Violent In Chicago Janet Tavakoli, Tavakoli Structured Finance Jul. 8, 2012, 12:54 PM On the Fourth of July, comedian Chris Rock tweeted: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Chris Rock disowns the holiday with tongue-in-cheek. Well right back at you Mr. Rock. My continental European ancestors weren't in the USA when colonists won their independence from England. My grandparents didn't even speak English when they arrived in the U.S., but according to this tweet, their whiteness took ownership of Independence Day from African Americans. Is...
  • Professor Massimo Introvigne: U.S. may be on path toward anti-Christian violence

    07/04/2012 7:12:57 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Professor Massimo Introvigne, Chairman of the newly created Observatory on Religious Liberty, a joint-creation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City of Rome, the purpose of which is to monitor religious freedom around the world, has expressed his concern that the United States is on the path to anti-Christian violence. As reported by the Catholic News Agency here, "The inaugural meeting was held at Rome’s Foreign Press Association June 28. It heard Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore make the case that religious liberty in the United States is currently imperiled by the prevailing culture as well...
  • Pro-Life Activist’s Home Vandalized by Abortion Backers

    07/03/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 07-02-12
    Following an profile news story in Newsweek detailing their work in the pro-life movement, Personhood USA leaders Keith and Jennifer Mason, who is pregnant, saw their home become the victim of the violent vandalism attack.In the middle of the night, a large rock was heaved through the double-paned glass of their front door, scattering glass throughout their living room and across the front porch, covering their children’s toys and items for the new baby. The pro-abortion criminals also spray-painted coat hangers and vulgarity in large letters on the front and sides of their house.The Newsweek article profiled the Masons and...
  • TX/Mex Border Residents: Violence, Kidnappings, Food Stamp Fraud & Drug Cartel/Sheriff Corruption

    07/03/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 4 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/3/2012 | David Bellow
    I spent the last few days down on the Texas/Mexico Border. One of my brothers got married to a Hispanic woman down here so we all came down for the wedding. We had a great time down here and I got to talk to a bunch of new family members. Some of the small talk we had of course wandered into the topic of border violence and life on the border. I have written many articles about this topic because I am very worried about the situation down there. I always love hearing stories from people who actually live...
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, Michigan »

    06/27/2012 4:41:44 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 110 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 27, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    In the video below, we see a small number of Christians who gathered holding Christian signs at the 2012 Dearbor, Michigan Arab festival being assaulted by Muslims with bottles, stones, and other objects. The police do not protect the Christians or take action against the perpetrators; in the end, they reprimand the Christians and instruct them to leave. Ever since, there has been no coverage of this outrageous event in our media. Nor has CAIR or any other Muslim organization denounced the Muslims who abused the Christians.
  • Black mob violence hits Nordstroms

    06/22/2012 8:17:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Black mob violence has taken on a new note in Portland, Ore. It’s not the unsuspecting passersby or the corner convenience store that’s the target here. It’s Nordstroms. Just weeks ago, a group of 10-15 hoodie-wearing blacks allegedly stole clothing and raced out of the store. Their actions were captured on video. So far, the evidence makes it looks like just one more of the hundreds of episodes of racial lawlessness that have taken place in more than 60 cities over the last three years. But on a local forum, the reaction gave the situation a truly unique flavor: “As...
  • Bang! Was that 'gun violence' or self-defense?

    06/20/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Liberterian News Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2012 | Garry Reed
    From time to time the Libertarian News Examiner receives Editorial Ideas to write about. A recent one was "Gun Violence." "According to a National Institute of Justice survey," this Editorial Idea declared, "gun fatalities have steadily risen every year since 2002." While lots of statistics and examples were thrown around by this Editorial Idea no definition of gun violence was offered. Words like homicide, murder and attacks were used but there was no mention of people defending themselves from attempted homicide, murder or attacks. The obviously intended insinuation is that every instance of gun usage is an act of "gun...
  • Black Expo 'inescapably tied' to race violence

    06/17/2012 7:09:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Looking over one of the worst crimes scenes in the history of downtown Indianapolis, state trooper Rod Russell was sad. “It’s just a few people who make it bad for everyone,” Russell said. But the “few” were thousands of blacks who roamed the streets of downtown in the aftermath of an Indianapolis Black Expo marred by fighting, vandalizing, assaulting and even shooting. Lots of shooting. Ten people were taken to local hospitals with bullet wounds. “Why did we find an AK-47 in the back of someone’s car,” asked Frank Straub, director of public safety, about the 2010 rampage. No one...
  • Three slain at pool party in Auburn, Alabama (FOOTBALL TEAM)

    AUBURN, Alabama (Reuters) - Three men including two former Auburn University football players were shot dead and three others including a current player were wounded when an argument at a pool party at an off-campus apartment complex escalated, police said on Sunday. Two of those shot to death, Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips, both 20, no longer played for Auburn. A current member of the team, Eric Mack, also 20, was wounded and admitted to East Alabama Medical Center. His condition was not released. The third fatality was Demario Pitts, 20, police said. The three athletes were members of Auburn's...