Crime

Blimp Slasher: GoFundMe Is Canceling My Money Beg UPDATE: GoFundMe Says Campaign Remains Active

Birmingham’s ABC News affiliate reports: A GoFundMe that had been set up to help with the legal fees of a Tuscaloosa man who destroyed a caricature of President Donald Trump over the weekend has apparently been flagged. In a message posted on the GoFundMe page “Restitutions [sic] for Baby Trump Stabber” Monday, organizers released the following statement: “We have been …

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Cultist Charged With Slashing Trump Blimp [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The “Baby Trump” balloon has been slashed — and as a result, deflated. The popular protest symbol against President Donald Trump was floating among the throngs of college football fans in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday when it was attacked by a man, an organizer of the protest told CNN. At about 2:30 p.m. ET, before the kickoff between …

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Pentagon Contractor Charged In “Made In USA” Scam

Courthouse News reports: Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday that charges a Long Island tech company with rebranding Chinese-made security equipment as “Made in the U.S.A.” before selling them to the U.S. military. The complaint takes aim at Aventura Technologies Inc., run by Jack Cabasso, which allegedly raked in $88 million, including more than $20 million in federal government contracts, …

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FLORIDA: Pastor Arrested For Striking Teen In Her Face With “Christian Affiliation Badge” In Road Rage Incident

Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: The Pasco Sheriff’s Office arrested a 61-year-old man accused of hitting a 16-year-old girl in the forehead with his Christian affiliation badge for driving too close to him on the road. According to the sheriff’s office, Stephen Grosso was upset the teenager was driving too close to his car, so while the teenager stopped for a …

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Hate Crime Verdict In Burning Of Church Rainbow Flag

The Ames Tribune reports: The Ames man accused of tearing down a pride banner from Ames United Church of Christ and setting it on fire was found guilty by a jury Wednesday morning. Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty of a hate crime, third-degree harassment, reckless use of fire and habitual offender, Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said. The habitual …

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Trump Is Central Figure In Roger Stone’s Trial

Politico reports: President Donald Trump played a role in Roger Stone’s effort to prod WikiLeaks to release damaging emails for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday in an extraordinary act of defiance toward the White House. During opening statements at Stone’s trial for lying to Congress in Washington, D.C., the prosecution — which ultimately answers …

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Jury Selection Begins Tomorrow In Roger Stone Trial

NBC News reports: Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, accused of lying to Congress and pressuring another person to do the same thing. A Trump friend for more than 30 years who served as an adviser to his 2016 campaign, Stone has called himself the victim of a political prosecution. During the …

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Trump Rape Accuser Sues Him For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: A writer and longtime women’s advice columnist on Monday sued President Trump, accusing him of defaming her this summer after she claimed he sexually assaulted her two decades ago in an upscale New York City department store. E. Jean Carroll publicly described the alleged assault for the first time in June, in a published excerpt of …

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Fox News Guest Claims Jeffrey Epstein Was Strangled

Fox News reports: The body of disgraced money man and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan federal prison cell in August, bore telltale signs of homicide despite an official ruling that he killed himself, a pioneering forensic pathologist revealed to “Fox & Friends” in an exclusive interview Wednesday. The bombshell claim by Dr. Michael Baden, …

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Feds Can’t Play Godfather 2 Clip At Roger Stone’s Trial

Politico reports: Jurors at the upcoming trial of GOP political consultant Roger Stone won’t be treated to an in-court screening of a scene from a “Godfather” film that prosecutors wanted to show, the judge overseeing the case ruled Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson sided with Stone’s attorneys, who argued that showing the clip from the Mafia-themed 1974 …

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#MAGA Hat Pepper Sprays Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Police in California say a man sprayed other people with bear repellent at an event on Saturday afternoon at the Santa Monica Pier. Video purportedly of the event shows a man in a red “Make America Great Again” hat using a spray at the confrontation. At least one witness at the incident described this as “pepper …

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Trump’s Spiritual Advisor: You Are “Mandated By God” To Donate To Jim Bakker’s Slop Bucket Show [VIDEO]

“Right now, someone is about to send you that million dollar check in the name of Jesus. You just simply need to be obedient. Whether it’s $100,000, whether it’s $10,000, it’s gonna be wonderful that you have your plaque. This is beautiful. “I was blown away because I was, like, ‘He’s gonna think I’ve stole some of my stuff from …

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Local GOP Refuses To Endorse Indicted Incumbent Rep

The Associated Press reports: In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the two-third support he needed for the nod from …

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Mother Tells Kids To Remove Seatbeats Because “The Devil Can’t Hurt You, Only Jesus Can Cure Us” [VIDEO]

The Ocala Post reports: A Lake City woman says she attempted to kill her four children — ages 6 to 13 — because her husband “put a hex” on her. Calica Williams, 36, is now facing four counts of attempted murder. According to the arrest affidavit, Williams told the children to take off their seatbelts and stretch out their hands. …

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TEXAS: Ex-Cop Gets 10 Years In Murder Of Neighbor

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Dallas County jury sentenced Amber Guyger to 10 years in prison after convicting her of murdering her upstairs neighbor Botham Jean in his apartment last year. Guyger, 31, had been facing between five and 99 years or life in prison. After the sentence was read out, chants of, “No justice, no peace,” broke out …

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FLORIDA: Trump Cultist Radio Host Pleads Guilty To Stealing Her Mother’s Social Security Checks [VIDEO]

The Palm Beach Post reports: Fresh from hosting a fund-raiser for the legal defense of Republican operative Roger Stone, conservative media commentator Karyn Turk on Friday admitted she stole her 83-year-old mother’s Social Security checks. Looking relaxed and unperturbed, Karyn Turk pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a single charge of Social Security fraud. Turk, who was crowned Mrs. …

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Teen Gets Terror Charge For “School Shooter” Job Ad

The Des Moines Register reports: A 14-year-old male faces a terrorism felony after creating a job posting in Fort Dodge for a “school shooter.” Fort Dodge police were made aware of the “concerning online job” on Indeed.com, a search engine for job postings, according to a news release. Though the post offered little content to identify the poster, police eventually …

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Texas Cop Guilty Of Murder In Shooting Of Neighbor

NBC News reports: Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting her neighbor, Botham Jean, after thinking he was an intruder when she mistakenly entered his apartment. She faces a maximum of life in prison. The jury was tasked with deciding whether or not Guyger, 31, acted reasonably when she used deadly force, and if the …

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JACKSONVILLE: Trans Woman Beaten, Dragged Behind Vehicle, Police Say Video Too “Horrendous” To Release

Jacksonville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police are investigating a brutal crime early Friday morning in Northwest Jacksonville: A person was severely beaten and then tied to the bumper of a minivan and dragged for two blocks before the rope was cut and the victim was left lying in the street. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the person, who may have …

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BREAKING: GOP Rep Resigns Ahead Of Guilty Plea

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received a letter of resignation from Republican Rep. Chris Collins on Monday, a senior Democratic aide said. The resignation will be effective when the letter is officially filed at a scheduled House session Tuesday. Collins, President Trump’s first congressional supporter, is expected to plead guilty to insider-trading charges on Tuesday, following …

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