Crime

BRAZIL: Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte And Three Other USA Swimmers Robbed By Gunmen Posing As Police

NBC News reports: U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed. Following conflicting reports — including the IOC denying any incident took place — Lochte himself confirmed with TODAY’s Billy Bush that he and the other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. ...

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GUAM: Elderly Catholic Priest Says He Was Told To Say “Hail Marys” As Penance For Molesting 20 Boys

The Associated Press: A 95-year-old Catholic priest admitted to sexually abusing boys decades ago on Guam. He said he confessed his sins to other priests on the island at the time but none told him to specifically stop. Instead, the Rev. Louis Brouillard said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday morning that the other priests told ...

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PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Charged With 10 Felony Counts For Menacing Protesters With A Firearm

Last month I reported that a Trump supporter named Michael Strickland had been arrested after brandishing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. Yesterday a grand jury returned a 21-count indictment against Strickland, including ten felony counts. Oregon Live reports: Each unlawful use of a weapon charge accuses Strickland of attempting to use, and possessing with intent to ...

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VIRGINIA: Dem Mayor Busted In Meth/Hook-Up Sting

NBC News reports: The mayor of Fairfax City, Virginia, was arrested early Friday after police say he tried to give methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for sex. Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested at a nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel as part of a sting operation, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release. He was charged ...

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Police Display Gun Used In Baton Rouge Attack

In a press conference that aired live this afternoon, investigators revealed that the primary weapon used in yesterday’s ambush attack on Baton Rouge police was an IWI Tavor SAR 5.56 rifle. The weapon sells for about $1800 and according to review sites it will “readily convert” to accept AR-15 magazines, some of which hold 100 rounds. The NRA is surely ...

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Playboy Playmate May Face Criminal Charges For Posting Photo Of “Fat” Woman In Her Gym’s Shower

From the Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles police are investigating after Playboy model Dani Mathers apologized for taking a photo of a woman in a locker room shower at an LA Fitness exercise center and posted it on Snapchat with disparaging comments about the woman’s body. LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman said the department received a report of “illegal distribution” of ...

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Track Palin Pleads To Being Drunk With Firearm, Abuse Charges Dropped, Judge Appointed By His Mother

Alaska Dispatch News reports: Track Palin, the son of former Gov. Sarah Palin, has entered a plea agreement with the state in a special court for veterans after his January arrest for allegedly punching a woman in the face at the family’s Wasilla home. Kevin Fitzgerald, Track Palin’s attorney, said Friday his client had opted into Anchorage Veterans Court — ...

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FRANCE: Truck Attack Death Toll Rises To 84, Killer Identified, President Extends State Of Emergency

The Washington Post reports: A truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice on Thursday night, killing at least 84 people in an apparent terrorist attack in which the driver also opened fire on revelers before being shot dead by police. The truck struck the crowd after a fireworks display for the French ...

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Track Palin In Custody On Domestic Violence Charges, This Could Explain Sarah Missing GOP Convention

Little Green Footballs blogger Charles Johnson tonight directed his Twitter followers to the website of Alaska’s judicial system, which shows that Track Palin has been “remanded into custody” on the three charges that resulted from his drunken attack on his girlfriend in January. Those three charges are Class A misdemeanors and at this writing there’s no news account on why ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Films Himself Threatening “Gay” Man With Gun, Challenges Police To Apprehend Him

From the Detroit Free Press: A viral video of a man shouting slurs and pointing a gun at another man he believed was gay as he exited a convenience store on Detroit’s west side has sparked outrage and is being investigated by police, an official confirmed Wednesday. “We are aware of it,” said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody. “It was ...

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Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott Released From Prison

From Philadelphia Magazine: Kathryn Knott is now a free woman. On Tuesday morning, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington heard Knott’s motion for parole. “Miss Knott has been an exemplary inmate,” argued Center City attorney William Brennan, Knott’s lawyer. “She completed anger management in a timely, quick fashion. And she elected not to appeal. That speaks volumes to her ...

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Minuteman Militia Founder & Senate Candidate Chris Simcox Sentenced To 20 Years For Child Molestation

The Arizona Republic reports: Chris Simcox, the former leader of the Minuteman border vigilante group, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison Monday, bringing an end to a sex-abuse case involving two girls under 10. A Maricopa County Superior Court jury found Simcox, 55, guilty last month of two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material ...

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PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Faces 40 Years In Prison After Threatening Protesters With Gun [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Michael Strickland, the right-wing agitator and Trump supporter seen in this video brandishing a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, has been charged with two class A felonies after being arrested and initially released Friday morning on his own recognizance without bail. At his arraignment today at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland Strickland ...

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DALLAS: Gay Police Officer Among Those Wounded

A gay police officer was among those wounded in last night’s attack in Dallas. The New Civil Rights Movement reports: Jesus Retana, 39, has worked for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the last 10 years. Retana, above left, is pictured with his husband, Andrew Moss. Moss was behind an effort to get DART to add insurance benefits for same-sex ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Laments Dallas Attack

But don’t expect actual action on the wide availability of assault weapons. Here’s the transcript of the video below: “A few perpetrators of evil do not speak for us. They do not control us. The blame lies with the people who committed these vicious acts and no one else. And as the President rightfully said, justice will be done. We ...

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DALLAS: Dead Gunman Named As Micah Johnson

From the Dallas CBS affiliate: Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed the death of one gunman, later identified by CBS News as 25-year old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, the suspect that police cornered in a parking garage at El Centro College in the downtown area immediately following the shooting. According to Brown, police cornered Micah Johnson and negotiated with ...

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New York Post: This Is Civil War

Mediaite reports: The more conservative of the New York City tabloids is under fire this morning for its choice cover following the tragedy that unfolded late last night in Dallas. The reaction on social media was swift, with some decrying the sensationalized Post cover as race-baiting and editorially irresponsible. The headline implies that a national civil war is now underway ...

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Dallas Police Chief: Suspect Was Angry About Police Shootings, Wanted To Kill White Officers [VIDEO]

In a nationally televised press conference, Dallas Police Chief David Brown just revealed that the dead suspect in last night’s attack had declared his anger over recent police shootings and wanted to kill white officers. “The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about recent police shootings. The suspect stated he wanted to ...

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DALLAS: Three Suspects In Custody, One Dead

From the Voice Of America: Dallas police say three suspects are in custody and a fourth is dead hours after snipers killed five police officers during a coordinated attack on a peaceful demonstration. At least six officers were wounded in the ambush which occurred Thursday evening during a protest against the killing of two black men by white police officers ...

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Obama On Dallas Shooting: This Was A Vicious, Despicable Attack On Law Enforcement [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama said Friday that the nation was “horrified” after what he called “a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement” in Dallas. It was the second somber statement about shootings on American soil the President made from Europe in less than 12 hours. He condemned the recent shootings by police of black men in Minnesota ...

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