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  • Armenian genocide remembrance march expected to draw thousands

    04/24/2019 2:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | APR 24, 2019
    Thousands of people will march through Hollywood and the Mid-City area Wednesday to mark the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, again calling on Turkey — and the United States — to officially recognize that it occurred. Turkey has refused to recognize the killings of 1.5 million Armenians beginning in 1915 as a genocide. Americans presidents also have declined to do so, calling the deaths at the hands of the Ottoman Empire an atrocity but not a genocide. ... The Armenian genocide began in 1915 and resulted in the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in a campaign...
  • Are LASD gangs terrorizing communities? L.A. County has no idea. It better find out

    04/02/2019 6:00:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Mar 30, 2019
    secret cliques of violent, tattooed sheriff’s deputies continue to operate in stations around Los Angeles County and that one may have played a role in a fatal shooting in 2016. County leaders reacted with alarm, and appropriately so, because it had been generally thought that these sorts of dangerous deputy gangs had been stamped out following a series of reforms several years earlier. It was necessary to find out if they had returned, or if indeed they had never left. Then-Sheriff Jim McDonnell promised a study and he was immediately joined by county lawyers, the inspector general and the Sheriff...
  • Black Man Shoots 2 White Teenagers, Kills A 17-Year-Old And Injures A 13-Year-Old

    02/23/2019 2:07:12 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 26 replies
    Two Sources | Feb 23, 2019
    After returning home from helping my brother for 3 weeks, I was shocked to hear that there was a shooting in a neighboring community. Here are two separate sources that I found on the shooting. Bond denied for Newton County murder suspect By Bianca Moorman,, Feb 19, 2019 DECATUR — Bond was denied on Tuesday for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager. Johnnel Jones, of 7414 Little Rock Decatur Road, was formally charged in Newton County Justice Court with first degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting of two teens Friday evening. Deputies...
  • Self Defense Is Holy Unto God: The Cross of St. James Matamoros and a Call to Unification

    02/14/2019 12:04:34 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies ^ | January 8, 2019 | ProGunFred Watch this video of a call to unify around a symbol. Unifying around a symbol of God is a fine notion indeed and I'll look for the patch. (But if not this symbol then what?) Many could run the risk of turning the symbol of the wrongful execution of Christ by torture, into an Idol of the Godless. Before you (generally addressed) wear a Christian symbol you ought to at least know the foundations of our Faith and certainly, be a believer on Christ Jesus as the resurrected Son of God. At the very least know what's at the...
  • Growing Number of Schools Arming Themselves With Defense Budgets, Including Armed Teachers

    02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Steve Miller
    The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.” Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding. School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
  • WI: Serving Warrant Results in Police Death

    02/10/2019 6:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from In Houston, on Monday, 28 January, a no-knock search warrant resulted in the wounding of four police officers and the death of middle aged couple who had owned their home for 20 years. The deaths and woundings seem to have come from the use of the no-knock warrant. There have been many problems with no-knock warrants. Thousands of no-knock warrants are used each year. In Milwaukee, on 6 February, a Milwaukee tactical team was serving a search warrant in an investigation of illegal drug and firearms sales. It is unclear if the warrant was a no-knock...
  • Colorado Runner Kills Mountain Lion with Bare Hands in Self-Defense

    02/08/2019 4:23:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Big cats are dangerous predators. They usually attack from ambush, without warning, often from behind. That happened to a runner in Colorado. But the runner was not listening to music on earbuds or headphones. He heard something. He started to turn around. He saw the lion launching itself at him. Here is the initial report from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, working with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, are investigating a mountain lion attack on a trail runner using the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space...
  • Knife Crime is Out of Control in Sadiq Khan’s London.

    02/06/2019 6:13:45 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 6, 2019 | Jose Nino
    London continues its downward spiral under London Mayor Saddiq Khan’s leadership. Or lack thereof. According to figures from the London Metropolitan Police, 49 percent of knife crime is committed by teenagers. Even more revealing were numbers that indicated that three quarters of knife crime perpetrators were minorities. This is part of a larger trend of failed government policies that are beginning to produce toxic social outcomes throughout the UK. For a start, it doesn’t help that the UK has an expansive welfare state that is not very conducive to immigrant assimilation. One needn’t look further at the case of Sweden...
  • Runner fights off, kills mountain lion in Colorado park

    02/05/2019 7:13:38 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    CBS ^ | February 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, Colo. -- A man is recovering after he fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run in northern Colorado... the man was running alone when he was attacked from behind Monday afternoon at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a mountain park some 66 miles northwest of Denver, near Fort Collins. The runner, whose name has not been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back. The bites were severe... Wildlife...
  • Police: Elizabeth City homeowner shoots man twice during attempted robbery

    02/01/2019 10:58:38 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 1 Feb 2019 | Nick Boykin
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A suspected robber was reportedly met with gunfire from a homeowner when he tried breaking into a house Friday morning in the 400 block of Bell Street around 6:30 a.m. Tyrell Johnson Officials say they have arrested Tyrell Johnson, 38, who fled the scene and went to Albemarle Sentara Hospital for his two gunshot wounds. The homeowner allegedly heard Johnson breaking in through the backdoor of his home and confronted him with a firearm. Charges against Johnson are still pending. This is still an active investigation and the Elizabeth City Police Department says anyone with information...
  • Think Progress editor: Conservatives are thrilled a Chicago woman defended herself with a gun

    01/15/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | john sexton
    Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.
  • David Steven Bell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/13/2019 9:38:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Heavy ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Tom Cleary
    1. David Steven Bell Is Seen in the Video Shoving the Girl Away From Him Before Punching Her in the Face, Knocking Her Out & Down to the Ground David Steven Bell can be seen in the video, initially posted to Instagram by an unidentified person, in an argument with a group of young girls outside of the Asheville Mall. You can watch the video above. The incident occurred on Saturday, January 12. Bell is white and most of the girls in the video are black. It is not clear what occurred before the video started. In the video, Bell...

    01/09/2019 6:55:10 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/08/19 | Benny Johnson
    The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.
  • Shooting of Criminal by Citizen NOT Reported by Police & NOT Unusual

    12/23/2018 5:40:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 7 December 2018, at about 7:45 p.m., the owner of the Alibaba's convenience store in Syracuse, New York shot and wounded an armed robber. The robber ended up in the hospital. The story made the news. A local reporter for, Patrick Lohmann, investigated the story and wrote it up. While doing a followup, Lohmann discovered the store owner had shot another robbery suspect six weeks earlier.That story did *not* make the news. From SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A tobacco shop owner who shot and badly injured a would-be robber Friday night at his North Side store also...
  • Cops and schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting, says judge who tossed lawsuit

    12/19/2018 9:50:09 AM PST · by blueyon · 112 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 12/17/18 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, including the Broward school district and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as well as school deputy Scot Peterson and campus monitor Andrew Medina. Bloom ruled that the two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody. “The claim arises from the actions of...
  • Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says

    12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Stevens
    A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a woman’s home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a “shining example” of why people should own guns and know how to use them. ... At the news conference, Sheriff Clark called the homeowner a hero and emphasized the need for people — especially women — to get concealed weapons permits. “This is the shining example of what this lady did — took the time to get her C.W.P. and set herself up to be able to protect...
  • South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door, sheriff says

    12/04/2018 3:48:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a woman’s house, officials said. Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities. After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the woman’s bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the...
  • Landlord tells Harvard grad student to MOVE after roommates found her legally-owned firearms

    11/30/2018 11:55:24 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 102 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/30/18 | USA Features
    Privacy Violation: A Massachusetts landlord has asked a Harvard University graduate student to move out of her apartment after her roommates pilfered through her belongings and found her legally-owned handguns. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the student, Leyla Pirnie, says that Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, asked her to move because now her roomies feel “uncomfortable” knowing there are guns about. “Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” he told the website in an email.
  • “I Find Your Lack of Ammo Disturbing”

    11/29/2018 5:28:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 39 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-29-18 | MOTUS
    Don’t get me wrong: a hard hockey puck traveling at 90 mph is a dangerous projectile. Just ask Tampa Lightening fan, Sabrina PattieOf course you need a skilled athlete on an ice rink with a regulation hockey stick in order to get off that kind of slapshot. But even stipulating to that, the new Oakland University backup plan for thwarting active shooters on campus by arming faculty and students with defensive hockey pucks seems less than optimal. University officials say the pucks are intended as a “last resort” response and would be “better than nothing.” I don’t know about you,...
  • 911 Tapes Answer Questions in Oregon Murder, Self Defense Shooting

    11/22/2018 5:14:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 October 2018, Tyler Herrick entered his neighbor's house, uninvited. Kyle Adams woke to find Herrick in his bedroom. He is said to have told Herrick to leave, and that Herrick did so.  Herrick and Adams were both 33-years old. Adams called his roommate, Brennan Pebbles, who is 31 years old. Pebbles left work and came to the house.While roommates Adams and Pebbles were talking in the front room, Herrick came back with an AR-15 type rifle, shot through the front window and killed Kyle Adams. Pebbles ran upstairs to access his 9mm self-defense pistol. Herrick shot out...