Crime

SAN FRANCISCO: “White Privilege” Activist Plows Motorcycle Through Health Care Bill Protesters [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. The red 2015 BMW motorcycle captured in photographs is registered to San ...

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New York Senate Kills Child Abuse Bill After Millions In Lobbying By Catholic Church, Samantha Bee Goes OFF

ABC News reports: The New York State Senate struck down a bill Wednesday that would have loosened the statute of limitations of child molestation for the 11th year in a row. “New York has the worst laws on the books anywhere in the country pertaining to the statute of limitations for crimes of child sexual abuse,” Senator and Bill Sponsor ...

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Montana Dems Gift GOP House Rep. Greg Gianforte With An Orange Jumpsuit As He’s Sworn Into Office

From the Montana Democrats: Today, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte – who, after infamously picking up another person, slamming him to the ground, and then punching him, blamed it on the victim – will be sworn into Congress. To celebrate the occasion, the Montana Democratic Party mailed him a gift. Everyone knows you need plenty of suits to work on Capitol ...

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Bloomberg Report Links Trump To Russian Mobster

In a piece that was teased last night by Rachel Maddow, this morning Bloomberg published a report detailing the Trump family’s dealings with a “shadowy” real estate development firm linked to a notorious Russian mobster. An excerpt: One of Bayrock’s principals was a career criminal named Felix Sater who had ties to Russian and American organized crime groups. Before linking ...

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Federal Court Rejects Bail Reduction For Pharma Douche

CNBC reports: A federal judge has rejected, for now, Martin Shkreli’s bid to reduce his criminal release bail from $5 million to $2 million during a hearing that exposed his high tax debts, legal fees, and off-beat collectibles. Shkreli’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman also said that the accused securities fraudster, who claimed to be worth up to $70 million when he ...

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RUSSIA: Vice News Reports From Inside The Chechen Prison Where Gays Were Tortured And Killed [VIDEO]

Via press release from HBO: VICE News has obtained exclusive access to Argun Prison in Chechnya where it is alleged that gay men were rounded up and tortured as part of an unprecedented ‘anti-gay purge’ by Chechnya’s law enforcement. VICE News is the first international news organization to be allowed into the location, capturing images and footage from the now ...

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Cosby Judge Declares Mistrial, Jury Deadlocked

CBS News reports: The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial declared a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked after five days of deliberations. The fast-moving case went to the jury of seven men and five women Monday, on day six of the trial, after closing arguments painted different pictures of what happened between Cosby and Andrea Constand at ...

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OHIO: Homeland Security Looks Into Terror Threat Against Columbus Pride Made By School Employee

NBC News reports: The Columbus Police Department and Homeland Security are looking into a Facebook post that called for the killing of LGBTQ people, ahead of this weekend’s Pride Festival. The post was made to a page dedicated to the event; the poster wrote, “I hope this event turns out like the Boston Marathon a few year’s (sic) back.” The ...

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Bill Cosby Jury Deadlocked, Judge Says Keep Trying

NBC News reports: The jury in the Bill Cosby trial said Thursday it’s deadlocked, but the judge ordered them to continue trying to reach a verdict. “We can not come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts,” the panel said in a note to the judge sent out at 11:06 a.m. after more than 30 hours of deliberations. ...

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KEY WEST: Victims Refuse Courtroom Hug Offered By “You’re In Trump Country Now” Gay-Basher

The Miami Herald reports: A Florida Keys judge refused to give jail time to a North Carolina man who admitted to assaulting a couple with gay slurs, threats and knocking one off his bicycle by ramming his scooter into him. Brandon Ray Davis, 30, admitted calling Kevin Paul Taylor and Kevin Seymour “faggots,” and yelling, “You’re in Trump country now!” ...

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Cellphone Video Captures Virginia Mass Shooting

The New York Post reports: Dramatic video from the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, captured some of the chaos that ensued when a 66-year-old left-wing zealot opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team. More than 25 bullets can be heard ripping through the air in the footage, which was captured by a witness close to the field at Eugene Simpson ...

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Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Surgery

ABC News reports: Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, is in critical condition, hospital officials said this afternoon, after he and four others were shot by a gunman who opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning. Scalise, a lobbyist, a congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers were ...

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Paul Ryan Pleads For Unity In Wake Of Shooting: An Attack On One Of Us Is An Attack On All Of Us [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed the House on Wednesday after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice. “We are united in our shock, united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” Ryan said. He named the victims of the shootings, including two Capitol Police officers, ...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Reacts To Virginia Mass Shooting: I Am Sickened By And Condemn This Despicable Act

“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Comments On Virginia Shooting

At 11:30AM Trump will issue a statement from the White House on this morning’s mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia where Republican members of the House and Senate were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game. Watch live below.

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Police Name Virginia Shooter As 66 Year-Old Illinois Man

The Washington Post reports: The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to ...

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THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU: Man Sentenced To Prison For “Forced Exorcism” Of Teenage Daughter

The Detroit Free Press reports: A Livingston County man is heading to prison for slapping his teen daughter during an argument that she says arose after he and other members of the family tried to perform a forced exorcism. William Ellis Watt of Gregory was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for third-offense domestic violence Friday for an ...

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POLL: 42% Of Trump Voters Back Assaulting Reporters

The Week reports: President Trump’s supporters are nearly evenly split on whether it’s “appropriate” for a politician to body-slam a journalist, a Public Policy Polling survey released Monday revealed. While 45 percent of Trump supporters said that it was not acceptable for a politician to use physical force against a reporter, 42 percent said it was. The poll was released ...

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Sentenced To Week Of Community Service For Assault On Reporter

The New York Daily News reports: Greg Gianforte, the soon-to-be Montana congressman who body slammed a reporter on the eve of his special election last month, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service on Monday, after having a 180-day jail sentence deferred. Gianforte had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges over the incident, and was sentenced Monday to ...

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REPORT: Russian Hackers Are Posting Comments On Britney Spears’ Instagram Account To Share Strategy

Vox reports: In order to hack foreign governments, military officials, and embassies, Russian hackers are now using Britney Spears in their operations by posting cryptic comments on her Instagram photos. Hackers at Turla, a group believed to be linked to Moscow, are using Instagram comments on Britney Spears’s photos to control their hacking operation, said researchers at Slovakian security firm ...

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