Crime

Houston Cops: Mass Shooter Wore Nazi Uniform

Houston’s NBC affiliate reports: The gunman who carried out Monday morning’s shooting that wounded nine people was wearing what appeared to be Nazi paraphernalia, two law enforcement sources told Channel 2 Investigates’ Robert Arnold. The shooting was reported just after 6 a.m. near a shopping center on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets. Interim Houston Police Chief Martha …

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REPORT: Chicago Police Dashcams Don’t Have Audio Because 80% Were Disabled By The Cops Themselves

DNAinfo Chicago reports: Why are so many police dashcam videos silent? Chicago Police Department officers stashed microphones in their squad car glove boxes. They pulled out batteries. Microphone antennas got busted or went missing. And sometimes, dashcam systems didn’t have any microphones at all, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. Police officials last month blamed the absence of audio in 80 percent …

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OKLAHOMA: Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Tulsa Cop In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Black Man

Tulsa’s Fox affiliate reports: The Tulsa County District Attorney has filed first degree manslaughter charges against Officer Betty Shelby with the Tulsa Police Department. Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16 in north Tulsa. Video released showed Crutcher with his hands up. Tulsa County DA Steve Kunzweiller said a warrant was issued for Shelby’s arrest and arrangements are …

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NEW YORK: Trial Begins For Christian Activist Charged With Helping Kidnap The Daughter Of Lesbian Mom

We’ve been following this crime for many years here on JMG. The Associated Press reports: A Virginia businessman was being kind, not condemning homosexuality, when he helped a mother move her daughter out of the country and away from her ex-partner, his lawyer said Wednesday at the start of the man’s parental kidnapping trial. Attorney Robert Hemley denied that Philip …

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CANADA: Mint Staffer Charged With Butt-Smuggling

CNN reports: An employee at the Royal Canadian Mint is accused of smuggling $180K worth of gold in his rectum. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. Stop it. Stop making jokes in your head. Lester Lawrence is accused of transporting several cookie-sized gold pieces (important to note, if you are wondering about the physical logistics) called “pucks” out of …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Goes Viral With Blistering Takedown Of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee he was “deeply sorry” Tuesday over allegations the bank opened millions of accounts without customers’ permission in order to meet aggressive sales quotas. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was having none of it. The Massachusetts senator has built a reputation for being tough on shady Wall Street dealings and …

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ARIZONA: Notorious Street Preacher Brother Dean Arrested For Assaulting Female College Student

The Tuscon News reports: A controversial street preacher known as Brother Dean has been accused of assaulting a University of Arizona student, authorities said. Rene Hernandez, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona Police Department, said Dean Frederick Saxton was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Saxton has been accused of kicking a woman in the chest and has …

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Prosecutors: Christie Knew About Bridge Plot

Bloomberg reports: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew his top allies were involved in a plan to snarl traffic near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor who didn’t back Christie’s re-election, prosecutors told a jury at the start of a trial. Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni deliberately shut access lanes to the bridge to paralyze traffic in …

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NEW JERSEY: Police Robot Explodes Bomb Found Near Elizabeth Train Station, Five Suspects In Custody

NBC News reports: One of five devices found in a bag near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station exploded early Monday as a bomb squad robot was trying to disarm it, and just hours later heavily armed FBI agents were seen in the city as authorities grew more concerned that there may be an active terror cell in the tri-state …

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Police Issue Photo Of Chelsea Bombing Suspect

CNN reports: New York police say they’re looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend. Also on Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the bombs found over the weekend have similarities, suggesting “there might have been a common linkage.” Cuomo said the investigation is ongoing, and he “wouldn’t be surprised …

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Officials: The “Manifesto” Guy Is Not The Bomber

The Associated Press reports: A law enforcement official says federal investigators have discounted a claim of responsibility for the New York City bombing on the social blogging service Tumblr. The official says investigators looked into it and don’t consider it relevant to the case. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press …

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NYPD Investigates Tumblr Page Claiming To Be From Chelsea Bomber: “I Did This For Homosexuals Like Me”

The New York Daily News reports: The NYPD is vetting a Tumblr page that claimed to be the “manifesto” of the New York City bomber— and threatened more explosions to come, a police source said. The page, called “I’m the NY Bomber,” claimed to be written by the person who planted bombs in Chelsea Saturday night. A police source told …

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SWEDEN: Appeals Court Refuses To Drop Rape Arrest Warrant For WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

NBC News reports: The arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape accusation will not be dropped, a Swedish appeals court ruled Friday. Assange, 45, has always maintained extradition from the U.K. to Sweden could lead to him being sent to the U.S. over WikiLeaks’ huge dump of secret documents. However, the European warrant was upheld. “After reviewing …

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FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Indicted On Federal Terrorism Charge Over Threats Against Gay Bars, Faces 5 Years

The Orlando Sentinel reports: An Orlando man accused of posting online threats toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in South Florida was indicted Thursday in federal court. According to court documents, Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, posted threats against the LGBT community in Wilton Manors on Facebook on Aug. 30. Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District …

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CLEVELAND: Street Where Trump Supporter Don King Murdered A Man To Be Named For Don King [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A Cleveland street where iconic boxing promoter Don King once killed a man 50 years ago is about to be renamed… Don King Way. Only in America. The Cleveland City Council plans to rename an area of Cedar Avenue between East 36th Street and Stokes Boulevard after the bombastic boxing hall of famer, according …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison Over 2015 Chair-Clubbing Attack On Gay Couple

You may recall that the incident, caught on a video that went viral nationwide, was widely characterized as a hate crime until it was learned that all involved parties are gay. Duncan Osbourne reports at Gay City News: Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years post-release supervision for assaulting two men in the Dallas BBQ …

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PHILADELPHIA: Jesus Found Guilty Of Trespassing After Refusing To Take Giant Cross Out Of Apple Store

Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate reports: Philly Jesus is preaching a message of forgiveness after being found guilty of trespassing stemming from his arrest at a Center City Apple Store earlier this year. “The son of man will triumph over these bogus charges,” said Michael Grant, aka Philly Jesus, ahead of Wednesday morning’s trial. Despite being found guilty of misdemeanor defiant trespass …

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Dramatic Clip Shows Furious Witnesses Chasing Down Trump Fan Who Punched Elderly Disabled Woman

Watch below. The Los Angeles Times reports: Dramatic video has emerged of people chasing down a man believed to have punched a 69-year-old woman on oxygen at a Donald Trump rally, showing the escalation of emotions from both protesters and supporters. Shirley Teeter told a local ABC News affiliate that she attended the event in Asheville, N.C., to protest Trump. …

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DEPLORABLES: Police Issue Warrant For Trump Fan Who “Cold-Cocked” Elderly Woman On Oxygen Tank

Asheville’s ABC affiliate reports: Police say they arrested five people at Trump’s Monday night rally in Asheville, and as of publishing have warrants out for two more people. Police plan to arrest Richard Campbell of Edisto Island, South Carolina for assault on a female. That female is 69-year-old Shirley Teeter. She has protested her whole life. Now she adds Trump …

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OHIO: Ex-Mayor Who “Dedicated Life To Jesus” Charged With Raping 4 Year-Old, Blames Her As “Willing”

Upon his election as mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, Richard Keenan declared that he was bringing Christ with him, telling the local press, “Dedicating my life to Jesus has changed my life. Don’t preach it, live it.” Which brings us to today. Via Raw Story: A former Ohio mayor has admitted to repeatedly raping a child, prosecutors said — but the …

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