Crime

WASHINGTON: Vatican Recalls Diplomat Priest, Refuses To Lift Immunity On Child Porn Possession Charges

The Associated Press reports: A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday. The diplomat was suspected of possessing, but not producing or disseminating, child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a ...

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OKLAHOMA: Family Values GOP Former State Trump Campaign Chair Sought “Boy Or Bromance” Says FBI

Tulsa World reports: The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence that he posted Craigslist ads several times “attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact,” the FBI reports. “Need a boy or bromance,” he stated in two Craigslist ads, according to the FBI. “Looking for younger the better (legal) white or mixed.” He received “hundreds of pornography ...

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Pharma Douche Jailed Over Threat Against Hillary

The New York Daily News reports: Martin Shkreli got socked into jail Wednesday when a federal judge delivered a poetic punchline to the Pharma Bro’s own Hillary Clinton jokes. Brooklyn Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked Shkreli’s $5 million bail Wednesday evening, saying Shkreli’s $5,000 bounty on Clinton’s hair was the final straw. Shkreli was convicted in August on securities fraud ...

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Pharma Douche Begs Court For His Freedom

NBC News reports: Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli apologized Tuesday for offering his Facebook followers $5,000 to pull a hair from Hillary Clinton’s head, saying it was an “awkward attempt at humor or satire” and not a real threat. The contrite-sounding note to a federal judge from the man known as “Pharma Bro” came five days after prosecutors asked the ...

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OKLAHOMA: New Child Porn Charges For Former GOP State Senator Busted For Hiring Teen Male Prostitute

Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate reports: Four federal child porn-related charges have been filed against former state Sen. Ralph Shortey, according to court documents. The charges include two counts of transportation of child pornography, production of child pornography and child sex trafficking, the court documents said. The two transportation of child pornography charges stem from allegations that he used a smartphone ...

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Second Man Arrested For Nazi Rally Beating As Alleged Teen Accomplice Fights His Extradition To Virginia

CBS News reports: A man charged in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of a white nationalist rally has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, turned himself in Monday evening to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Lawson Bittick told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Ramos faces one ...

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ILLINOIS: Governor Signs Ban On “Gay Panic” Defense

MetroWeekly reports: Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed two bills into law that will help LGBTQ people achieve greater equality under the law. The first eliminates what is known as the “gay panic” defense in murder cases. Historically, the “gay panic” defense is when a defendant claims that the murder victim was homosexual and made a pass at them, making them ...

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Joe Arpaio Would Really Like You To Stop Calling Him “Racist” Because That Characterization Is “Distressing”

According to tweet posted late this afternoon by the Arizona Republic – the state’s largest newspaper – Joe Arpaio’s legal team intends to put out a plea calling on the media to stop calling him a racist because “he’s been distressed by characterization.” Take it away, Daily Kos: “Distressed,” like getting shackled to a bed during childbirth “distressed”? “Distressed” like ...

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Man Busted For Claiming Black Man Stabbed Him Over His “Neo-Nazi” Haircut, Cops Say He Stabbed Himself

Denver’s ABC affiliate reports: A man who claimed he’d been stabbed outside a Sheridan restaurant on Aug. 16 because his haircut made him look like a neo-Nazi actually stabbed himself, police say. Joshua Lee Witt, 26, was booked late last week on a false reporting to authorities criminal summons, which could land him a fine of $2,650 and up to ...

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Teen White Supremacist Busted For Nazi Rally Assault

The New York Daily News reports: A teen white supremacist who has been obsessed with Nazis since junior high school has been charged in the vicious beating of a black man during the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday in connection with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris, authorities said Saturday. A cellphone video captured ...

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REVEALED: Months Ago Trump Asked Jeff Sessions To Drop Case Against Racist Birtherism Ally Joe Arpaio

The Washington Post reports: As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration. The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the ...

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FRIDAY DOCUMENT DUMP: Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

ABC News reports: Controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump on Friday after being found guilty in July on criminal contempt charges stemming from his refusal to stop imprisoning suspected illegal immigrants. Arpaio, an outspoken critic of undocumented migrants as well as an ardent supporter of Trump, appeared on the presidential campaign trail with the ...

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ST. LOUIS: Felony Charge For Man Who Drove Into Protesters At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A man who drove his car into a group of protesters in St. Louis on Wednesday night has been charged with a felony. Mark Colao, 59, was charged Thursday with a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and two misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a ...

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Joe Arpaio Vows To Go Public With “Abuse” He Suffered At The Hands Of The Obama Administration [VIDEO]

LOLOLOL. The Washington Examiner reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio vowed Wednesday to go public about the “abuse” he endured as a result of the Obama administration’s investigation into his law enforcement operation in southern Arizona. “This goes back to the former president — [former Attorney General] Eric Holder. Sixty days after they took office, they launched this investigation ...

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ST. LOUIS: Car Hits Three At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police, Minor Injuries, Driver Arrested [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot and killed by police a day earlier, said police and local media. The driver, who was not identified by police, was taken into custody for felony fleeing, a ...

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White House Preps Pardon Paperwork For Joe Arpaio

CNN reports: The White House has prepared the paperwork for President Trump to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio when he makes the final decision to do so, CNN has learned. An administration official said the White House has also prepared talking points to send to surrogates after he is pardoned. One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his ...

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German Cops Seize Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

Germany’s The Local has a good take: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live inside Donald Trump’s head? Well, German police have seized a party drug that lets you experience the feeling that everything you are doing is amazing, while others only see a barely coherent, twitching mess. Police in Osnabrück found €39,000 of the Trump-shaped ecstasy pills, ...

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ARIZONA: Ahead Of Tonight’s Campaign Rally, Arpaio Claims To Have No Idea If Trump Will Pardon Him

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona lawman with a reputation as “America’s toughest sheriff.” That would surely be good news for Arpaio, who was voted out of office last year and was recently convicted of criminal contempt-of-court. But it appears the White House is keeping him in suspense. ...

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AUSTRALIA: Drag Queen Trio Rushes To Defense Of Man Being Gay-Bashed By Mob In Sydney’s LGBT District

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: A man who was decked by a coward punch while on a night out in Sydney, and said he feared for his life, was rescued by a trio of unlikely saviours. Ivan Flinn, 34, from Surry Hills, said that during the attack earlier this month he hoped someone would come to his rescue. Help did ...

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BERKELEY: Extremist Leader “Based Stickman” Faces Mandatory Prison Term Over Assault At Pro-Trump Rally

Law Newz reports: Alt-right, “American Nationalist” Kyle Chapman is facing a felony charge, now that the Alameda County District Attorney brought a case against him Thursday for allegedly wielding a lead baton on the UC Berkeley campus while violence broke out between Trump supporters and antifa counter-demonstrators, The East Bay Express reported. Chapman was reportedly seen striking people with the ...

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