Crime

“Person Of Interest” In Subway Mass Shooting Posted Anti-Gay Rant, NYPD Offers $50,000 Reward For Info

The New York Daily News reports: The person of interest in Tuesday’s mass subway shooting in Brooklyn has recorded dozens of hours of YouTube videos, ranting about Mayor Adams, homeless people in the subway system, gun violence, and how outreach workers are “homosexual predators.” Frank James, 62, remains at large after Tuesday morning’s attack, which left 10 people shot and …

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Wannabe Car Thief: Trump Made Me A Federal Marshal

Tulsa’s ABC News affiliate reports: According to the Tulsa Police Department, a man later identified as Randy Cantwell came into a car dealership near 61st and Mingo and asked to look at an Audi in the lot. An employee got the keys and began showing Cantwell the car, but said the car wasn’t ready to be driven. Cantwell said he …

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SD House Votes To Impeach AG Over Fatal Hit And Run

CBS News reports: The South Dakota House on Tuesday impeached state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a 2020 fatal crash in which he initially told authorities he thought he had struck a deer or another large animal. Ravnsborg will at least temporarily be removed from office pending the historic Senate trial, where it takes a two-thirds majority to convict on …

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NYPD: Subway Mass Shooter Had Three “Extended Round Magazines” But His Gun Had Jammed [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: According to a police official, the suspect was seen mumbling to himself before he put on the gas mask, released a smoke canister commonly bought online and opened fire with .380 caliber handgun. There were no working cameras in the 36th Street station, according to a police official. But police were able to get an image of …

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NYPD: Subway Shooting Not Thought To Be Terrorism

The New York Times reports: Eight people were shot in the subway in Brooklyn during the Tuesday morning rush, officials said, as a chaotic scene unfolded with riders trying to flee the gunfire on a smoky subway platform. The Fire Department said that at least 16 people were injured, eight of them by gunfire. The violent episode came amid a …

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TX Youth Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child

The Dallas Morning News reports: A 32-year-old youth pastor was arrested on charges related to the sexual assault of a child, Mesquite police said Monday. Conner “Jesse” Penny, a Mesquite resident, was arrested April 5 after police received a report the day before regarding the sexual assault of a child. He faces one count each of continuous sexual abuse of …

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Jury Finds Ex-Cop Rioter Guilty On All Six Counts

The Insider reports: A jury found former police officer Thomas Robertson guilty Friday on charges connected to the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, handing down a conviction after just hours of deliberations in one of the first court trials linked to the insurrection. After deliberating Friday afternoon and through Monday, the jury convicted Robertson on all six charges …

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Trio Who Stole Pelosi’s Nameplate Get Prison Time

Law & Crime reports: Emily Hernandez, 22, became one of the most well-known faces of the Capitol attack after pictures and videos of her went viral, including one in which she is seen standing just a few feet from Robert Keith Packer—memorably wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt—and grinning widely while appearing to hold the purloined piece of Pelosi’s nameplate. Also …

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Man Gets 32 Months For Threats To Kill AK Senators

From the Justice Department: A Delta Junction, Alaska, man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 32 months in prison and a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to two counts of threatening to murder Alaska’s two U.S. Senators. According to court documents, Jay Allen Johnson, 65, left 17 threatening voicemails for Alaska’s two U.S. Senators over …

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Cultist Battles Cops Over Anti-Biden Stickers [VIDEO]

Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Lancaster man is facing charges after he allegedly posted anti-Biden stickers on a gas pump. Thomas Richard Glazewski, 54, of Manor Township has been charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment, and criminal mischief. The incident was captured on video. Glazewski can be heard yelling expletives and “I did that. I did that. …

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Trump Judge Lets Convicted Rioter Possess Firearms

Politico reports: A judge has restored a Texas woman’s right to possess firearms just weeks after she was sentenced for illegally entering the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden issued an order on Thursday granting florist Jenny Cudd’s request to lift a term of her probation that forbade her to own or possess any “firearm, …

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Former Trump Aide Gets 12+ Years For Child Porn

From the Justice Department: Ruben Verastigui, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 151 months in prison on a federal charge of receipt of child pornography. Verastigui pleaded guilty on July 9, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Amit P. Mehta. Upon completion of his prison term, Verastigui …

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Potential Parkland Mass Shooting Juror Excused After Telling Judge She’s Too Busy With Her “Sugar Daddy”

The Independent reports: A possible juror in the Nikolas Cruz sentencing trial left Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer baffled after appealing to the needs of her “sugar daddy” to justify skipping out on the trial. On Monday, a juror who has come to be known as “Ms Bristol”, told the court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that she had too many commitments …

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Boogaloo Boi Sentenced To Four Years For Shooting Into Minneapolis Police Station During George Floyd Protest

Law & Crime reports: A self-described member of the Boogaloo Bois has been sentenced to more than four years in prison nearly two years after shooting more than a dozen rounds into a police building during the George Floyd protests in late May 2020. Ivan Hunter, 24, traveled more than 1,200 miles from Texas to Minnesota with an AK-47 in …

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Trump Judge Issues First Acquittal Of DC Riot Cases

Politico reports: Following a two-day bench trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, New Mexico engineer Matthew Martin was acquitted Wednesday on four misdemeanor charges by U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden. Martin claimed that he thought the police had allowed him into an entrance near the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021. McFadden said that, based on video of …

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Brooklyn LGBTQ Bar Destroyed By Arsonist [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: A Brooklyn bar that was quickly becoming a mainstay for the LGBTQ+ community after being in business for just a few months is now closed after police said someone used a canister of gasoline to set it on fire. Everything inside Bushwick’s Rash Bar was left unrecognizable and torched, after it took just 30 seconds to …

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Police: Man Masturbated Four Times During Flight

The Daily Beast reports: A man on a Southwest Airlines flight from Seattle to Phoenix is facing federal charges for pulling down his pants and masturbating at least four times in front of a female passenger, beginning shortly after takeoff, according to a criminal complaint first obtained by The Daily Beast. Antonio Sherrodd McGarity was arrested by officers from the …

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Anti-Abortion Activists: We Took 115 Fetuses [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Two anti-abortion activists made new claims Tuesday about the five fetuses police found in one of their apartments last week, attesting that a medical waste worker had allowed them to seize 115 fetuses from outside a Washington, D.C., clinic last month. They claim they had approached and taken the fetuses from a driver for Curtis Bay …

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Woman Who Hoarded Five Fetuses Pleads Not Guilty

The Washington Post reports: An antiabortion activist who had five fetuses removed from her home last week by police pleaded not guilty Monday to federal civil rights violations. Lauren Handy, 28, was one of nine people indicted Wednesday for allegedly violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act in 2020. That’s when the group used chain and rope …

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Death Penalty Phase Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter

The Associated Press reports: Jury selection in the deadliest mass shooting ever to go to trial will begin Monday with preliminary screening for the panel that will determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be put to death for murdering 17 students and staff members at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Court officials say 1,500 candidates or more could be brought …

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