Crime

Trump On Florida Shooting: There Were So Many Signs

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday suggested mental illness played a role in a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Trump on Wednesday offered his prayers and condolences to the victims’ families, saying “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.” As reports of the death toll came in, ...

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Sen. Marco Rubio Took $3.3M In NRA Blood Money, Says Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control

Mediaite reports: To absolutely no one’s surprise, Florida Senator Marco Rubio thinks gun control isn’t necessarily the answer to stopping the school shooting that killed at least 17 people in Parkland, Florida. Fox News’ Pete Doocy asked Rubio if he thought it was appropriate to be discussing gun control after the events. “It’s not, only because people don’t know how ...

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CNN Analyst Breaks Down Over Shooting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd broke down in tears on Wednesday while discussing the Florida school shooting live on CNN. “I have ten nieces and nephews,” Mudd said, his voice breaking. “We’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation. A child of god is dead. Can we not acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept ...

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FLORIDA: Student Suspect In Custody In Mass High School Shooting, Multiple Fatalities Reported [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Multiple deaths were reported Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and authorities reported a suspect in custody. Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell, whose city contracts fire service in Parkland, confirms there were “multiple fatalities.” A television news helicopter report showed several people on gurneys being placed into into fire rescue ambulances ...

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CALIFORNIA: Fugitive Pastor Surrenders On Charges He Sexually Assaulted Preteen Girl At Hotel [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: A California pastor accused of forcing his way into a hotel room and sexually assaulting one of two young girls under the age of 13 who were visiting from China, says he was just at the “wrong place at the wrong time” after surveillance video showed him lurking around at the hotel prior to the attack. ...

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STACK OF BIBLES: Pastor Claims Innocence After Being Found In Car With Naked Man Bound In Ropes [VIDEO]

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: A Homestead-area pastor is being accused of open lewdness and indecent exposure, but he says what police say happened is not what really happened. Officers were sent to the 800 block of Beechland Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a home. According to a criminal complaint, when ...

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MILWAUKEE: Three Former Underlings Of David Clarke Charged With Felonies In Dehydration Death Of Inmate

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail was charged Monday with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans was charged along with two other jail staffers. Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary ...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Lion Poacher Eaten By Lions

Agence France-Presse reports: A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of ...

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KENTUCKY: Right Wing Former Judge Sentenced To 20 Years On Sex Charges, Campaigned Locally For Trump

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking. He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape. Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts ...

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ALASKA: Assault Trial Date Set For Track Palin

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son is scheduled for trial in a case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home. A judge Friday set trial for the week of March 27 for Track Palin after his lawyer said the case would not be ready for a late-February trial as initially set. Palin participated in ...

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Philippine Strongman Tells Court He’d Rather Face Firing Squad Than Imprisonment For Crimes Against Humanity

Reuters reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go ahead and investigate him for crimes against humanity, and said he would prefer to face a firing squad than be jailed. However, the firebrand leader notorious for his defiance of international pressure questioned whether the ICC had jurisdiction to indict him over the deaths ...

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TORONTO: Police Recover Six Bodies At Site Linked To Suspected Serial Killer Of Gay Men, Search Continues

The Toronto Sun reports: Toronto police have now recovered the remains of six individuals in an investigation into what they have described as the work of a serial killer. Bruce McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. Speaking Thursday at a ...

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CALIFORNIA: Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Gay Porn Actor’s Conviction For Blackmailing Tech Tycoon

Courthouse News Service reports: The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a gay porn actor’s conviction for blackmailing a Florida tech tycoon, ruling that fear of reputational harm supported the government’s federal extortion charges. Teofil Brank was a popular porn actor performing under the stage name Jarec Wentworth when in early 2015 he demanded $1 million from Donald Burns, the chairman ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Video Appears To Support Defense Claim Of Bullied Gay Student Charged With Murder

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: A brief cell-phone video captures a harrowing September 27, 2017 assault on gay student Abel Cedeno in his Bronx high school class by Matthew McCree, joined by his friend Ariane Laboy, as Cedeno defends himself with a knife, fatally wounding McCree and slashing Laboy. McCree, in a white T-shirt, can be seen charging ...

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Court Refuses To Quash Warrant For Assange’s Arrest

Reuters reports: A British court on Tuesday rejected a legal attempt by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to have a warrant for his arrest quashed. Assange, 46, has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than five years because he fears extradition to the United States. If he were to leave, he would face arrest by British ...

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TENNESSEE: Pastor Held On Suicide Watch After Allegations He Molested Two Underage Boys [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Ronnie Gorton, a married father and lead pastor of The Awakening Church in Atoka, Tennessee, has been taken in for a psychiatric evaluation after he allegedly threatened to take his life over accusations that he raped two underage boys. Tipton County investigators told WMCActionNews5 that a 17-year-old boy came forward last week to allege that Gorton, ...

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BRITAIN: Nazi Convicted In Anti-Gay Terror Plot

The Guardian reports: A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria. Ethan Stables showed no reaction as the verdicts were returned at Leeds crown court on Monday morning and he was remanded in custody before sentencing later in the day. ...

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ARIZONA: Federal Charges For Man Who Sold Armor Piercing Ammo To Las Vegas Mass Shooter [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was charged Friday with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, according to court documents. Unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had the fingerprints of ammunition dealer Douglas ...

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BRITAIN: Neo-Nazi Man Charged In Terror Plot Against Gay Bar Claims Innocence, Tells Court He Is Bisexual

Britain’s Metro reports: A terror suspect who plotted to launch an attack at a gay pride event has come out as bisexual during his trial. Ethan Stables, 20, denies plotting to commit acts of terrorism at the event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria, last June. He made the revelation after a jury saw a video of him ...

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Glee Star Mark Salling Dead In Apparent Suicide

People Magazine reports: Mark Salling has died in an apparent suicide weeks before being sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography. He was 35. “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and ...

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