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« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2013, 11:09:48 am »


Yep, even tougher gun control laws won't improve this one iota.
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« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2013, 10:35:23 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-students-brawl-minn-high-school-005953524.html

Hundreds of students brawl at Minn. high school

2/14/13

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A food fight quickly turned into a brawl involving hundreds of students at a Minneapolis high school on Thursday, forcing police to use chemical spray to break up the melee.
 
Four people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, including a staff member who was hit in the head with a bottle, according to the school and police.
 
The 15-minute fracas broke out during lunchtime at South High School. No weapons were used, but about 200 to 300 students were involved, Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer said.
 
Students were throwing food, plates, pop bottles — "anything they could get their hands on" — at school staff and police, Palmer said
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A dozen officers responded to the scene and used chemical spray to break up the fight, he added. School officials said police used chemical spray in the air above the crowd, though several students complained of the spray's effects.
 
Student Council President Connor Bass told the Star Tribune that the scene was "chaos," with five or six fights going on simultaneously.
 
"When the cops came and started spraying Mace it was just pandemonium with people trying to run away," Bass said.
 
No arrests were made, but police plan to review surveillance video, which may lead to charges, Palmer said.
 
The school was put on lockdown after the fight, and the policy will remain in place Friday, school officials said. That means students will to stay in their classrooms during class and access to the building will be limited. Counselors also will be on hand.
 
The school, which has about 2,000 students, dismissed at the regular time Thursday, and afternoon athletics went ahead as scheduled.
 
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« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2013, 01:56:45 pm »

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar-from-the-marbles/daytona-nationwide-crash-looked-grandstands-030141340--nascar.html

What the Daytona Nationwide crash looked like from the grandstands

2/23/13

Here's what the crash involving Kyle Larson and 11 other Nationwide drivers looked like from the grandstands.
 
Tyler Andersen, a resident of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was at the Drive for COPD 300 on Saturday and was filming the final lap when Kyle Larson's car got turned into the catchfence just in front of him and debris from his car flew into the grandstands.
 
You can see the panic in the stands in the crash's aftermath and the tire that flew over the catchfence landed just feet from Anderson.
 
At least 28 fans were injured in the crash, two critically, which also damaged the catchfence. Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said that the fence would be repaired in time for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Video clip of crash inside link
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« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2013, 03:13:29 am »

Yeah, that was a freak accident. There happen to be a track access gate right where the car tore into the fence. Bad deal no doubt, but one of those "just racing" things. Accidents happen. No word yet on the two critical, but everybody else seems okay.
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« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2013, 09:04:22 pm »

So someone just coincidentally left their BULLETS in some high school boy's bathroom? Roll Eyes

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/21415214/highland-park-hs-locked-down-for-bullet-shells

2/27/13 Highland Park HS locked down for bullets

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -
For the second day in a row police searched the Highland Park High School campus, this time because .22 caliber bullets were found in a boy's bathroom.
 
A Highland Park Independent School District spokesman said someone came into the office at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to report finding the ammo in the bathroom.
 
The school was placed on lockdown for about two hours and then students were dismissed for the day.

Police searched the campus and questioned a group of several students who were seen on surveillance video in the area where the bullets were found just before they were reported.
 
This is the fifth scare for the school in recent months.
 
On Tuesday students were dismissed at 11 a.m. because of a threatening note found in a bathroom. Three other similar notes have been found.
 
While some student haven't been taking the threats all that seriously, parents are.
 
"It's no fun dropping off your kid at a school where there's been sort of constant threats for the past six to eight weeks," said Jesse Shelmire.
 
The district said the bullets weren't found in the same bathroom as the threatening notes and they didn't come with a letter.


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« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2013, 09:16:03 pm »

More details...

http://keranews.org/post/bullet-shells-found-highland-park-high-students-sent-home-2nd-day

Bullet Shells Found At Highland Park High; Students Sent Home For 2nd Day

2/27/13

A Highland Park High School student found a handful of .22 caliber bullet shells in a bathroom Wednesday, and the school's 2,000 students were sent home early for the second consecutive day.

On Tuesday, a threatening note was found in a different bathroom -- the fourth such threat in the last two months.
 
School district spokesperson Helen Williams said school will start at the standard time Thursday morning -- with stepped-up security.
 
“The City of UP (University Park) has generously offered to send extra officers to be here throughout the day,” Williams said, and we will limit the places students can enter and leave the school.”
 
We are also restricting access to the bathrooms because all of these notes and items were found in the bathrooms,” she said.   
 
Authorities are also reviewing video recorded by hallway cameras as they continue their investigation into the threats.
 
Williams says the Highland Park District is using a text messaging system as well as email and the district website to keep parents informed.
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« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2013, 02:40:00 am »

Seriously? Don't they realize they are being played by some students? I have no doubt that's exactly what that deal is. Toss a few bullets, leave a note, and bingo! Schools out. That, or it's some teacher on the hook to stir up the subject for the anti-gun crowd.
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« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2013, 11:44:31 am »

Seriously? Don't they realize they are being played by some students? I have no doubt that's exactly what that deal is. Toss a few bullets, leave a note, and bingo! Schools out. That, or it's some teacher on the hook to stir up the subject for the anti-gun crowd.

Yeah, another point - back in the 80's and 90's, if these stunts get pulled, almost immediately school officials would be looking for the mischievious student that pulled this prank. Now? They just run around like their hair is on fire.
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« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2013, 11:45:49 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/connecticut-school-evacuated-due-unconfirmed-threat-203456227.html

2/27/13

Connecticut school evacuated due to unconfirmed threat

(Reuters) - The high school in Weston, Connecticut, was evacuated and placed on lockdown on Wednesday due to an "unconfirmed threat," authorities for the suburban town said.
 
The threat was under investigation by the school administration and Weston police, said Weston Communications Center Director John Ojarovsky.
 
"There was an unconfirmed threat," he said. "As a precaution, the high school was locked down."
 
About 800 students attend the public high school in Weston, located about 20 miles south of Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed in a gunman's massacre at an elementary school in December.
 
The lockdown at Weston High School took place at 12:30 p.m., Ojarovsky said. There were no further details immediately available about the nature of the threat, he said.
 
Weston, an affluent town in southwestern Connecticut that is home to such celebrities as Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards, is about 50 miles northeast of New York City.
 
A spokeswoman for the Weston Police Department said its chief would have a statement later in the afternoon.
 
(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; editing by Andrew Hay)
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« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2013, 02:18:20 am »

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/roger-goodell-greatest-fear-death-field-172309755--nfl.html
Roger Goodell’s greatest fear: a death on the field
3/6/13

Roger Goodell is one of the most polarizing figures in professional sports. He's presiding over the nation's most popular sports league at one of its most crucial moments. Whether or not he's the commissioner we need, he's the commissioner we've got. And he's the subject of a fascinating new feature by Don Van Natta Jr. in ESPN The Magazine.
 
Goodell chose to decline repeated requests for an interview, which is beyond unfortunate given how much ESPN has invested in his league. But through conversations with friends and associates, we learn the commissioner's greatest fear: that a player will die on the field.
 
As the article notes, Goodell often tells the story of how Teddy Roosevelt saved the game of football in the early 20th century by mandating changes to a game in which 18 players died of skull fractures one year. The NFL has suffered only one on-field death: Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes, who died of a heart attack in 1971.
 
And now Goodell fears it could happen again: "He's terrified of it," a Hall of Fame player told ESPN. "It wouldn't just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business."
 
While "bad for business" is an extraordinarily casual way to refer to an on-field death, it's accurate; a death would be catastrophic for a sport already dealing with criticism for its handling of concussions and player safety. And given that Bernard Pollard, among others, has already said that there's a possibility of a death on the field, if the worst case came to pass, the NFL would be forced to undergo some serious, possibly revolutionary, self-examination.
 
The entire article is well worth a read. Goodell has made many enemies and frustrated quite a few people, including a substantial portion of the player base. But if he's able to navigate the league through its current problems, his reputation will undergo a well-deserved polishing.
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« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2013, 05:44:41 am »

A death on the field wont stop anything. Too much money involved. They'd be playing the next weekend I'd say.
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« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2013, 01:58:52 pm »

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/2013/03/11/hurt-shooting-outside-apartment-building/q7MAql93SaG7brgLbpxyHP/story.html
3/11/13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven people were injured, including one seriously, after a drive-by shooting outside a D.C. apartment building early Monday, police said.
 
The shooting occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the area of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street when gunmen in two cars opened fire on a crowd standing outside an apartment building, police Chief Cathy Lanier said.
 
Detectives were reviewing surveillance video showing the vehicles and planned to release it to the public in hopes of generating leads on the shooters, she said. Police were looking for two cars — one an older-model dark BMW, the other a light or grey sedan.
 
The seriously wounded victim was shot in the back. None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening, and the victims — who were either grazed by bullets or shot in the legs, hands or other extremities — were reported to be conscious and breathing.
 
Police said they didn’t immediately know of a motive, and detectives were still interviewing witnesses and collecting bullet fragments and other evidence.
 
‘‘We've got to interview a ton’’ of witnesses, said Peter Newsham, assistant police chief.
 
It wasn’t immediately clear why the crowd was standing outside at that time of day, though Lanier said a club across the street had let out about 15 minutes earlier.
 
‘‘Whether they came from the club, I'm not sure,’’ Lanier said. ‘‘There is usually a pretty good crowd out here — Saturday night, Sunday night.’’
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« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2013, 06:20:05 pm »

Kaufman is around 50 miles south from where I live. Saw this on the front page of my paper today, and it also was on the front page of Yahoo news. This is a very unusual case, to say the least...

http://news.yahoo.com/texas-da-slain-home-had-armed-himself-175942683.html
Texas DA slain in his home; had armed himself
3/31/13

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland took no chances after one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down two months ago. McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere he went and was extra careful when answering the door at his home.

"I'm ahead of everybody else because, basically, I'm a soldier," the 23-year Army veteran said in an interview less than two weeks ago.

On Saturday, he and his wife were found shot to death in their rural home just outside the town of Forney, about 20 miles from Dallas.

While investigators gave no motive for the killings, Forney Mayor Darren Rozell said: "It appears this was not a random act."

"Everybody's a little on edge and a little shocked," he said.

The slayings came less than two weeks after Colorado's prison chief was shot to death at his front door, apparently by an ex-convict, and a couple of months after Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was killed in a parking lot a block from his courthouse office. No arrests have been made in Hasse's slaying Jan. 31.

McLelland, 63, is the 13th prosecutor killed in the U.S. since the National Association of District Attorneys began keeping count in the 1960s.

Sheriff David Byrnes would not give details Sunday of how the killings unfolded and said there was nothing to indicate for certain whether the DA's slaying was connected to Hasse's.

El Paso County, Colo., sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Joe Roybal said investigators had found no evidence so far connecting the Texas killings to the Colorado case, but added: "We're examining all possibilities."

Colorado's corrections director, Tom Clements, was killed March 19 when he answered the doorbell at his home outside Colorado Springs. Evan Spencer Ebel, a white supremacist and former Colorado inmate suspected of shooting Clements, died in a shootout with Texas deputies two days later about 100 miles from Kaufman.

McLelland himself, in an Associated Press interview shortly after the Colorado slaying, raised the possibility that Hasse was gunned down by a white supremacist gang.

The weekend slayings raised concerns for prosecutors across Texas, and some were taking extra security precautions. Byrnes said security would be increased at the courthouse in Kaufman but declined to say if or how other prosecutors in McLelland's office would be protected.

Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson said he accepted the sheriff's offer of 24-hour security for him and his family after learning about the slayings, mostly over concerns for his family's safety. Anderson said also would take precautions at his Houston office, the largest one in Texas, which has more than 270 prosecutors.

"I think district attorneys across Texas are still in a state of shock," Anderson said Sunday.

McLelland, elected DA in 2010, said his office had prosecuted several cases against racist gangs, who have a strong presence around Kaufman County, a mostly rural area dotted with subdivisions, with a population of about 104,000.

"We put some real dents in the Aryan Brotherhood around here in the past year," he said.

In recent years, the DA's office also prosecuted a case in which a justice of the peace was found guilty of theft and burglary and another case in which a man was convicted of killing his former girlfriend and her 10-year-old daughter.

McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere, even to walk his dog around town, a bedroom community for the Dallas area. He figured assassins were more likely to try to attack him outside. He said he had warned all his employees to be constantly on the alert.

"The people in my line of work are going to have to get better at it," he said of dealing with the danger, "because they're going to need it more in the future."

The number of attacks on prosecutors, judges and senior law enforcement officers in the U.S. has spiked in the past three years, according to Glenn McGovern, an investigator with the Santa Clara County, Calif., district attorney's office who tracks such cases.

For about a month after Hasse's slaying, sheriff's deputies were parked in the district attorney's driveway, said Sam Rosander, a McLelland neighbor.

The FBI and the Texas Rangers joined the investigation into the McLellands' deaths.

McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, 65, were the parents of two daughters and three sons. One son is a police officer in Dallas. The couple had moved into the home a few years ago, Rozell said.

"Real friendly, became part of our community quickly," Rozell said. "They were a really pleasant, happy couple."
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http://gma.yahoo.com/denied-money-panhandler-allegedly-lights-man-car-fire-144217884--abc-news-topstories.html
Denied Money, Panhandler Allegedly Lights Man, Car on Fire
4/13/13

Police arrested a panhandler who reportedly lit man on fire outside a convenience store in Long Beach, Calif. after not receiving money.

The 63-year-old victim was hospitalized with third-degree burns. He is in critical condition.

ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC reported Fridaythat a panhandler approached the victim walking into a 7-Eleven store and asked him for money. The victim said no.

When the victim left the store and got into his SUV, the 37-year-old transient reportedly doused him and the inside of his vehicle with a flammable substance and lit it on fire, engulfing the truck in flames with the man inside, KABC reported.

"With the door open you could see the entire insides were ablaze," one eyewitness told "Good Morning America." "He came out and he was horrifying. His entire shirt was on fire, his head was on fire."

Authorities said it was a random act of violence. The two men did not know each other, police said.

"It's a horrific crime to think that somebody's, really no motive, just sitting there, minding their own business and then to be lit on fire," Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton told KABC.

KABC reported the transient was arrested and will be charged with arson and attempted murder.

Police have not released the names of the two men.
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http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18213691-at-least-19-injured-in-new-orleans-mothers-day-shooting?lite
5/12/13
At least 19 injured in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

At least nineteen people in New Orleans, including two children, were injured on Sunday when multiple gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade, police said.

A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were grazed by bullets but are in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement. A woman and a man were in surgery Sunday evening, but there were no fatalities and most wounds were not life threatening, police said.

According to police, most victims were grazed by bullets.

Authorities saw three people running away from the scene after the shooting. At least one suspect was described as a man between the ages of 18 and 22.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said there may have been as many as three shooters, and that two different types of weapons were likely used.

The victims were marching in what is known as a second line parade, which are common in New Orleans: A brass band plays while marching in the streets, while a “second line” of people follows the band, celebrating.

Police say the parade was just two blocks long.

“These are unusual circumstances. We have second lines which occur in the city of New Orleans virtually every weekend at this time of the year,” said Serpas.  “We had a full complement of police officers. It appears that these 2 or 3 people just for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at towards, or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds.”

Detectives are conducting interviews and retrieving surveillance video from around the crime scene. A spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department said he is confident swift arrests will be made.

In front of reporters late Sunday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

Second lines have been targets for violence in New Orleans in recent years. In the past, shooters have targeted a specific person in the crowd, which authorities say may have been the case Sunday as well.  But Landrieu dismissed the notion of outlawing the Louisiana tradition.

“It’s not the second line that did the shooting,” he said. “The cultural events are very important to us, it’s like calling for an end to Mardi Gras because someone takes an opportunity to shoot someone during one of our parades.” 

“Second lines have been with us for a long, long time,” Landrieu added. “They are an important part of our culture and our heritage.”
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http://news.yahoo.com/police-id-suspect-orleans-mass-shooting-014532190.html
5/13/13
Police ID suspect in New Orleans mass shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police late Monday identified a 19-year-old man as a suspect in the shooting of about 20 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, saying several people had identified him as the gunman captured by surveillance camera videos.

Superintendent Ronal Serpas said officers were looking for Akein Scott of New Orleans. He said it was too early to say whether he was the only shooter.

"We would like to remind the community and Akein Scott that the time has come for him to turn himself in," Serpas said at a news conference outside of police headquarters.

A photo of Scott hung from a podium in front of the police chief. "We know more about you than you think we know," he said.

The mass shooting showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city's festive image. Earlier, police announced a $10,000 reward and released blurry surveillance camera images, which led to several tips from the community.

"The people today chose to be on the side of the young innocent children who were shot and not on the side of a coward who shot into the crowd," Serpas said.

The superintendent said SWAT team members and U.S. marshals served a searched warrant at one location looking for Scott, and also visited two other blocks of interest.

He vowed that police would be "looking for Akein Scott for the rest of the night and tomorrow... and I would strongly recommend that Akeim turn himself in."

Angry residents said gun violence — which has flared at two other city celebrations this year — goes hand-in-hand with the city's other deeply rooted problems such as poverty and urban blight. The investigators tasked with solving Sunday's shooting work within an agency that's had its own troubles rebounding from years of corruption while trying to halt violent crime.

"The old people are scared to walk the streets. The children can't even play outside," Ronald Lewis, 61, said Monday as he sat on the front stoop of his house, about a half block from the shooting site. His window sill has a hole from a bullet that hit it last year. Across the street sits a house marked by bullets that he said were fired two weeks ago.

"The youngsters are doing all this," said Jones, who was away from home when the latest shooting broke out.

Video released early Monday shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture.

Police were working to determine whether there was more than one gunman, though they initially said three people were spotted fleeing from the scene. Whoever was responsible escaped despite the presence of officers who were interspersed through the crowd as part of routine precautions for such an event.

Serpas said Scott has previously been arrested for resisting arrest, possession of a firearm and narcotics charges, with a recent arrest in March. It was not immediately clear whether he had been convicted on any of those charges.

"Akeim is no stranger to the criminal justice system," Serpas said.

Serpas said that ballistic evidence gathered at the scene was giving them "very good leads to work on."

Witness Jarrat Pytell said he was walking with friends near the parade route when the crowd suddenly began to break up.

"I saw the guy on the corner, his arm extended, firing into the crowd," said Pytell, a medical student.

"He was obviously pointing in a specific direction; he wasn't swinging the gun wildly," Pytell said.

Pytell said he tended to one woman with a severe arm fracture — he wasn't sure if it was from a bullet or a fall — and to others including an apparent shooting victim who was bleeding badly.

Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening. Most of the wounded had been released from the hospital.

It's not the first time gunfire has shattered a festive mood in the city this year. Five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in January after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, and four were wounded in a shooting after an argument in the French Quarter in the days leading up to Mardi Gras. Two teens were arrested in connection with the MLK Day shootings; three men were arrested and charged in the Mardi Gras shootings.

The shootings are bloody reminders of the persistence of violence in the city, despite some recent progress.

Last week, law enforcement officials touted the indictment of 15 people in gang-related crimes, including the death of a 5-year-old girl killed by stray gunfire at a birthday party a year ago.

The city's 193 homicides in 2012 are seven fewer than the previous year, while the first three months of 2013 represented an even slower pace of killing.

Leading efforts to lower the homicide rate is a police force that's faced its own internal problems and staffing issues. At about 1,200 members, the department is 300 short of its peak level.

Serpas, the chief since 2010, has been working to overcome the effects of decades of scandal and community mistrust arising from what the U.S. Justice Department says has been questionable use of force and biased policing. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Serpas have instituted numerous reforms, but the city is at odds with the Justice Department over the cost and scope of more extensive changes.

Landrieu's administration initially agreed to a reform plan expected to cost tens of millions over the next several years. But Landrieu says he wants out now because Justice lawyers entered a separate agreement with Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman over the violent and unsanitary New Orleans jail — funded by the city but operated by Gusman.

The site of the Sunday shooting — about 1.5 miles from the heart of the French Quarter — showcases other problems facing the city. Stubborn poverty and blight are evident in the area of middle-class and low-income homes. Like other areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the area has been slower to repopulate than wealthier areas. And Landrieu's stepped up efforts to demolish or renovate blighted properties — a pre-Katrina problem made worse by the storm — remain too slow for some.

Frank Jones, 71, whose house is a few doors down from the shooting site, said the house across from him has been abandoned since Katrina. Squatters and drug dealers sometimes take shelter there, he said.

A city code inspector, who declined to be interviewed, was there Monday

"It's too late," Jones said. "Should have fixed it from the very beginning. A lot of people are getting fed up with the system."
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Two dead, five injured — including sheriff — in two-county Texas shooting spree

A man went on an early morning shooting spree across two Texas counties Sunday, killing a woman and injuring five other people — one of them the Concho County sheriff — before dying in a shootout with law enforcement, authorities said.

At least nine state and local agencies chased the man — a 23-year-old North Carolina resident whose name wasn't released because his family hadn't been notified — for almost two hours, as he opened fire from his pickup truck on random cars across McCulloch and Concho counties, near San Angelo in central Texas.

The shooter eventually died in a gunfire exchange with a state trooper and a game warden on a highway north of the town of Eden, the state Department of Public Safety said. That was when authorities discovered that he'd been armed with an assault-style rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

The victims included Alicia Torres, 41, who was shot to death in her car in the town of Eola, and Concho County Sheriff Richard Doane, who was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

Investigators pieced together this timeline of events:

The gunman first opened fire about 4:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET) on a vehicle in the Eden area of Concho County, hitting a woman who remained in Shannon Medical Center on Sunday night. Her condition wasn't reported.

He then made his way to a convenience story in Brady, in McCulloch County, where he shot and injured two people as they sat in their vehicle. They were treated and released.

The gunman then turned around and headed back to Eden, where he fired at another vehicle at about 5:30 a.m. That victim was also treated and released.

Just after 6 a.m., Concho County sheriff's deputies responding to a call of shots fired in Eola found Torres dead in her car.

About 15 minutes later, Doane, the sheriff, caught up with the truck north of Eden on U.S. Highway 83. As state troopers arrived to assist, the suspect fired and wounded Doane.

That started the shootout, with a state trooper and a game warden who'd showed up to help exchanging gunfire with the suspect. The man was shot and died at the scene, authorities said.

No other details were released. Investigators would say only that they were reviewing "multiple crime scenes."
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We Are Now One Year Away From Global Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say

What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.
 
In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute unveiled a model that accurately explained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. The number one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for global food prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.
 
The MIT Technology Review explains how CSI’s model works: “The evidence comes from two sources. The first is data gathered by the United Nations that plots the price of food against time, the so-called food price index of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. The second is the date of riots around the world, whatever their cause.” Plot the data, and it looks like this:
 
Pretty simple. Black dots are the food prices, red lines are the riots. In other words, whenever the UN’s food price index, which measures the monthly change in the price of a basket of food commodities, climbs above 210, the conditions ripen for social unrest around the world. CSI doesn’t claim that any breach of 210 immediately leads to riots, obviously; just that the probability that riots will erupt grows much greater. For billions of people around the world, food comprises up to 80% of routine expenses (for rich-world people like you and I, it’s like 15%). When prices jump, people can’t afford anything else; or even food itself. And if you can’t eat—or worse, your family can’t eat—you fight.
 
But how accurate is the model? An anecdote the researchers outline in the report offers us an idea. They write that “on December 13, 2010, we submitted a government report analyzing the repercussions of the global financial crises, and directly identifying the risk of social unrest and political instability due to food prices.” Four days later, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire as an act of protest in Tunisia. And we all know what happened after that.
 
Today, the food price index is hovering around 213, where it has stayed for months—just beyond the tip of the identified threshold. Low corn yield in the U.S., the world’s most important producer, has helped keep prices high.
 
“Recent droughts in the mid-western United States threaten to cause global catastrophe,” Yaneer Bar-Yam, one of the authors of the report, recently told Al Jazeera. “When people are unable to feed themselves and their families, widespread social disruption occurs. We are on the verge of another crisis, the third in five years, and likely to be the worst yet, capable of causing new food riots and turmoil on a par with the Arab Spring.”
 
Yet the cost of food hasn’t quite yet risen to the catastrophic levels reached last year. Around the time of the riots cum-revolutions, we saw the food price index soar through 220 points and even push 240. This year, we’ve pretty consistently hovered in the 210-216 range—right along the cusp of danger. But CSI expects a perilous trend in rising food prices to continue. Even before the extreme weather scrambled food prices this year, their 2011 report predicted that the next great breach would occur in August 2013, and that the risk of more worldwide rioting would follow. So, if trends hold, these complex systems theorists say we’re less than one year and counting from a fireball of global unrest.
 
But the reality is that such predictions are now all but impossible to make. In a world well-warmed by climate change, unpredictable, extreme weather events like the drought that has consumed 60% of the United States and the record heat that has killed its cattle are now the norm. Just two years ago, heat waves in Russia crippled its grain yield and dealt a devastating blow to global food markets—the true, unheralded father of the Arab Spring was global warming, some say.
 
And it’s only going to get worse and worse and worse. Because of climate change-exacerbated disasters like these, “the average price of staple foods such as maize could more than double in the next 20 years compared with 2010 trend prices,” a new report from Oxfam reveals. That report details how the poor will be even more vulnerable to climate change-induced food price shocks than previously thought. After all, we’ve “loaded the climate dice,” as NASA’s James Hansen likes to say, and the chances of such disasters rolling out are greater than ever.
 
This all goes to say that as long as climate change continues to advance—it seems that nothing can stop that now—and we maintain a global food system perennially subject to volatile price spikes and exploitation from speculators, without reform, our world will be an increasingly restive one. Hunger is coming, and so are the riots.


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As many as seven dead, including gunman, in shooting rampage near Los Angeles
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As many as six people were killed and two to three others injured Friday when a gunman clad in black went on a rampage through Santa Monica, Calif., before being shot to death in the library of a community college, authorities said. Another individual, described as a "person of interest," was in custody, they said.

The shootings took place just three miles away from where President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend a fundraising event. The Secret Service said the incident was believed to be unrelated to the president’s visit.

Police had not yet identified the gunman or established a motive for the bloodshed.

Santa Monica Police Department Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said that investigators were combing as many as three crime scenes as the assailant cut a violent path from a private residence on a suburban block to a library on the campus of Santa Monica College, a two-year school just a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean.

Authorities initially responded shortly before noon to reports of a blaze at a home fewer than 20 blocks away from the campus. Responding officers found two people believed to have been fatally shot by the gunman inside the flame-engulfed structure, Seabrooks said.

The gunman is believed to have moved west toward the college, firing at passing vehicles and leaving as many as three dead. More shots were fired when the gunman attempted to carjack a passing vehicle, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

Marta Fagerstroem, a student at the college, told NBC Los Angeles that she was on a bus that was stopped at a red light when the gunman stepped out from the passenger side of the car and fired five or six shots at the bus.

"This guy just steps out with a big rifle and starts shooting," Fagerstroem told the station. A woman in the back of the bus was bleeding from her head, she said.

Attempting to evade officers, the gunman ran onto the college campus and entered a library, where he shot at multiple people, police said. As students scattered, officers entered the library and shot and killed the gunman, the said.

Dr. Marshall Morgan of the Reagan UCLA Medical Center said in a news conference hours after the shootings that one of three victims -- all women -- brought to the trauma center with gunshot wounds had died.  One other was still in surgery and another was listed in serious condition, he said.

Three other patents were brought to UCLA Santa Monica with relatively minor injuries, he said. 

The principal suspect has yet to be identified by authorities, Seabrooks said. He is described as a male Caucasian between the ages of 25 and 30. He was dressed head to toe in black and sported what authorities said appeared to be a bullet-proof vest.

Seabrooks said little about the "person of interest" except to say, "We are not convinced 100 percent that the suspect who was killed operated in (a) solo or a lone capacity."

Obama was in Santa Monica for a Democratic National Committee event at a private home at 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET). A spokesman for the Secret Service said the agency was aware of the incident but said it was being treated as "a local police matter at this point."
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Source: Santa Monica gunman previously hospitalized for mental health
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Santa Monica, California (CNN) -- The gunman's rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, where two were found dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus. It all ended when police shot him dead at Santa Monica College as students studied for finals, a mile from the house.

His blood trail, however, left four people dead Friday in Santa Monica, which abuts Los Angeles and is renowned for its liberal openness.

A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Saturday that the gunman had suffered mental health issues. A couple of years ago, he was hospitalized for treatment after allegedly talking about harming someone, according to the official.

It's not clear whether the state government or his family committed him for treatment or whether he committed himself. It's also unclear under what circumstances he was released.

Authorities have found no link to domestic or international terror, the official added.

The gunman has been identified, but his name won't be released until authorities reach his family members, who are believed to be outside the United States, city Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said Saturday.

The gunman and a family member had been enrolled in the college as recently as 2010. The gunman, 23, would have turned 24 on Saturday, Seabrooks said.

Police had contact with the gunman in 2006, but because he was a juvenile then, authorities couldn't release further information Saturday, Seabrooks said.

One of the four persons killed in Friday's shooting rampage was shot outside the library of Santa Monica College, college Police Chief Albert Vasquez said.

Another victim shot dead was identified as Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, who resided in one of Los Angeles' west neighborhoods near Santa Monica, authorities said. He was the driver of an SUV who was gunned down on the campus, police said.

Franco was with his youngest daughter, Marcela, who was going to buy textbooks for her studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Santa Monica College President Chui Tsang said in a statement Saturday.

The daughter, 26, was shot and is in critical condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center "and is not expected to survive," said Tsang.

Alfred Creollo, a relative who lives in the same building as the family, said that Carlos Franco had worked as a groundskeeper and been with Santa Monica College for 30 years -- though he wasn't working the day of the shooting.

This isn't the first tragedy to hit the family, Tsang notes: Carlos Franco's son died two summers ago in a car accident.

"He was a dedicated husband, dedicated to his family, he was a good person," Creollo said. "We lived here together for 30 years. It was just a devastating blow to hear what happened to him."

The three other victims have not yet been identified.

The two-year college remained closed Saturday as police combed the crime scene for clues to the rampage, which began shortly before noon at an acquaintance's house in one of Santa Monica's breezy neighborhoods.

The gunman, shot by police, died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Santa Monica police chief said.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive in the shootings that left five people wounded, Seabrooks told reporters Saturday. A woman is in grave condition and her prognosis is not good, Seabrooks said.

The gunman had addresses connected to the house where the rampage began and to a residence in Los Angeles' Palms neighborhood, Seabrooks said.

The shooting spree at several locations in Santa Monica lasted 13 minutes, though the house was apparently set afire before the shooting began, police said.

Given that gunman was wearing a ballistic vest and heavily armed, "I would say it's premeditated," said Seabrooks, who estimated that the shooter had some 1,300 rounds of ammunition during the spree.

Dressed in black and toting an assault-style rifle, the man's apparently random gunfire became the nation's latest disturbing killing spree, ending with his death in the college library and leaving this tourist beachfront city reeling with shock.

A neighbor's account

Jerry Cunningham stepped onto her porch when she heard the shots. She saw the gunman firing at a neighboring house, which was also on fire.

The neighborhood, regarded as working class, sits beside Interstate 10 -- "the last affordable area in Santa Monica," with houses under $1 million, said nearby resident Carmen Franco, 47, who's not related to the killed victim. "Nobody can afford to buy now here in Santa Monica," where houses are easily seven figures, she added. The area's only trailer park is on the other side of the highway.

Investigators believe the gunman knew the dead people in the house, but police were unsure of the connection. The fire began in the front room of the 1,000-square-foot house, and the two bodies were found in a back room, Fire Chief Scott Ferguson said. No accelerant was found, he added.

Cunningham then observed the gunman force at gunpoint a woman to stop her car.

Another car approached. The gunman waved it by, Cunningham said. That driver, also a woman, hesitated for just a moment, and the gunman "fired three shots directly into her and the car," Cunningham said.

The motorist was wounded in the shoulder, she said. That driver was hospitalized and is in stable condition, authorities said.

The gunman then got into the first car and forced the woman to drive off with him, police said.

During their ride, 911 calls poured in, keeping police on the gunman's path, said Sgt. Richard Lewis, a spokesman for the Santa Monica police.

As the car headed toward the campus of the community college, where 30,000 students are registered, he opened fire on a passing bus, slightly wounding three people, Lewis said.

He was carrying an "AR-15 style rifle," pistols and "more clips for the rifle," Lewis said.

Police have described the shooter as a 25- to 30-year-old man who was dressed in black and wearing a tactical vest.

As the car pulled onto the campus, the man fired into Franco's red SUV, killing him and critically wounding his passenger, police said. Franco's vehicle crashed after the shooting, Lewis said.

The gunman then abandoned the hijacked vehicle -- leaving the driver unhurt -- and fled on foot, shooting at police, Lewis said.

On campus

College employee Joe Orcutt saw the firefight between the man and officers and took off running, but ran the wrong way and found himself facing the gunman.

"He looked over at me, and I looked at him," Orcutt said. "He just panned his gun and trained it on me, and I just jumped behind the building and he shot at me."

The gunman was "very calm, not running around." He was just "looking around for targets very casually," he said.

"He just looked like he was standing there posing for the cover of an ammo magazine or something. It was bizarre."

Inside a classroom

Jasmine Franco, 22, was in a classroom at Santa Monica College -- next to the library -- waiting for her English class to start at noon on Thursday. Little did she know that the gunman began his rampage at a house near to where she and her mother, Carmen, live.

Jasmine Franco's friend had left the room to fill his water bottle and she was sitting alone when she first became aware something was wrong. "You could hear rumbling, a lot of rumbling, it sounded like an earthquake or something," she said, referring to the sounds of gunfire mixed with the footfalls of people running.

But her 11 classmates and the teacher appeared oblivious, and continued their banter until her friend burst back in. "His whole face was red and his veins were coming out of his neck, he was trying to calm himself," Franco said.

"I'm entirely serious," she said he told them. "There's a shooter on campus."

He told the class he had heard a gun unload. "He said it just sprayed and unloaded tons of rounds."

Not knowing what to do, "We just sat there."

The teacher left the classroom to see what he could learn and, moments later, ran back inside. "He says, 'They just unloaded a magazine.' He said there was a lot of bullets."

At that moment, the door to the hallway locked shut -- automatically -- with a click, she said. Outside the classroom, she could see dozens of people fleeing on the cement. "We could see people running with their backpacks," Franco said. "No screaming, just running. We could just hear feet and running."

Inside the library

As the killer ran, he fatally shot a woman, then burst into the campus library, said Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.

Another woman -- who asked not to be identified -- said she was in the building when she heard a gunshot. She took off.

In a hallway, she saw a dark-haired man in black combat boots who she initially thought was a police officer, but quickly realized was the shooter. The man was walking quietly and casually.

She and a colleague ran; gunshots rang out.

Priscilla Morales said that, when she and her friends looked out a library window and saw people running, they grabbed their belongings and prepared to leave, too, but didn't get far. "As we open the door, we hear three gunshots," she said.

So they closed the door and hid.

"I was so scared and thought literally I was going to die," she said.

"Drop it!" she heard police say, then heard gunshots and a man's screams.

The officers had shot the gunman, Lewis said.

Police said that, with the exception of his first two victims in the off-campus house, all of the other victims appear to have been chosen at random.

"My heart goes out to the families of the victims of these tragic shootings in Santa Monica, and I am praying for the recovery of those who were injured," said U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California.

At the time of the shootings, President Barack Obama was in Santa Monica for a fundraiser a 10-minute drive from the campus, CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS reported. His schedule was not affected.

Back in the classroom

Franco's classroom ended up waiting three hours before police arrived.

During that time, some students followed events on Twitter, but the reports of people being shot and a house burned down seemed unconnected and far-fetched. "Everything's hearsay," Franco said. "People tell you one thing, but you have no clue what's happening. You just don't know anything. The best thing to do is not worry about it. Sit down."

People kept opening the classroom door, which infuriated Franco. "You're not supposed to open the door," she said. "I'm just like, 'No, we're not going to do that.'"

Though they could see police from classroom windows, "no one came to check on us" for more than two hours, she said.

Tan-uniformed officers with big guns finally arrived and escorted students out with their hands on their heads for security -- "like inmates," Franco said. Officers shouted "Go! Go! Go!"

But at least the class was safe.

Franco called her mother, who also drove home some classmates whose cars were inaccessible behind yellow police tape.

"I went home and fell asleep," Franco said.
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'Bash mobs' sweep through Southern California
7/19/13
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Organized "bash mob" crime rampages of roving groups attacking innocent people and businesses have been striking cities around the United States. Law enforcement agencies in Southern California have reported few similar problems -- until now.

In the last several days, there have been several reports of such group crime waves in South L.A., Hollywood, San Bernardino and Victorville. Long Beach police are bracing for another one Friday.

These so-called bash mobs of "flash mob" crime waves are organized through social media and have been a problem in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington. In April, 28 Chicago youths were arrested on suspicion of attacking pedestrians along the city's famed Magnificent Mile. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in May enacting stiffer penalties for people who text or use social media to organize mob attacks.

Long Beach police warned in a statement that participants could face severe penalties.

"The mere participation in such an event can result in felony charges including conspiracy, and are punishable by imprisonment in the state prison," according to the statement.

Police said they feared bash mob organizers planned to hit Long Beach at 2 p.m.

Long Beach experienced such a gathering July 9, when more than 100 people descended on stretches of downtown in an organized, sudden crime rampage.

On Monday, a group of unruly young people broke off from hundreds gathered for a Trayvon Martin prayer vigil and rushed into a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard, where they tossed merchandise and tried to break into a jewelry display case.

In Hollywood on Tuesday night, a flash mob of thieves rushed down Hollywood Boulevard, stealing phones, knocking over tourists and vandalizing shops, according to police, who said it may have been related to the George Zimmerman verdict. Twelve people — 11 juveniles and one 18-year-old -- were arrested on suspicion of robbery. 

On Wednesday night in Victorville, authorities arrested 17 people after a group allegedly tried to force its way into the Mall of Victor Valley.
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12 Signs That The Decay Of Society Is Accelerating

What in the world is happening to America?  All around us there are disturbing signs that the slow-motion collapse of society is accelerating.  With each passing year, criminals seem to be getting more desperate and more twisted.  Some of the sick things that some people are willing to do to their fellow human beings are simply beyond description.  What kind of psychotic individual would hold elderly men captive for a decade in order to get their Social Security and veteran benefit checks?  How depraved do you have to be before you are able to convince yourself to **** a 16-year-old girl and then throw her body off of a roof?  What kind of heartless teens would pour gasoline on an innocent boy walking home from school and then set him on fire?  The social decay that is eating away at our nation like cancer is starting to get a lot worse, and yet there are still lots of people out there that will flat out deny that society is collapsing.  They have totally bought into the propaganda being pushed by the mainstream media, and they are fully convinced that things in America are actually getting better even though our communities are literally coming apart at the seams all around us.  How much worse do things have to get before everyone finally is willing to admit that we have a major problem on our hands?  The following are 12 signs that the decay of society is accelerating…

#1 Elderly Men Held In A “Dungeon” In Houston

Four elderly men in Houston were recently rescued from the “dungeon” that they were being held in.  The goal of their captors was apparently to confiscate their Social Security and veteran benefits checks…

    Four men found living in “deplorable conditions” in a Houston garage told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of alcohol and cigarettes so that their captor could cash their public-assistance checks, authorities said.

When police arrived at the place they were being held, they found that the doors had literally been nailed shut…

    Around 8am Friday, a neighbor called 911, fearing there some was something suspicious going on in the home. Police say when they arrived they discovered four men living in some sort of converted garage without beds or even a restroom.

    One by one, the alleged captives were taken away on stretchers. They’re sick, malnourished and confused. Police say they were being held in the home against their will — possibly for years.

    “The doors were nailed shut, barred shut with small nails,” said HPD Sgt. JW McCoy. “One of them said they had been held there for up to 10 years. One of them said he’d been there a few years, and the other one didn’t know how long he’d been there.”

#2 The “Bash Mobs” Of Southern California

Over the past few years, “flash mob crimes” have become increasingly popular.  According to the Los Angeles Times, police in Southern California are now calling these group crime waves “Bash Mobs” and they are deeply concerned about the surge in these types of events in recent days…

    Organized “bash mob” crime rampages of roving groups attacking innocent people and businesses have been striking cities around the United States. Law enforcement agencies in Southern California have reported few similar problems — until now.

    In the last several days, there have been several reports of such group crime waves in South L.A., Hollywood, San Bernardino and Victorville. Long Beach police are bracing for another one Friday.

    These so-called bash mobs of “flash mob” crime waves are organized through social media and have been a problem in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington.

#3 16-Year-Old Girl Raped, Thrown Off Roof


How sick do you have to be to **** a 16-year-old girl and then throw her off a roof?…

    Police have arrested one man and are searching for a second suspect after they allegedly lured a 16-year-old girl to a Brooklyn roof, where they raped her before throwing her off,  leaving her with serious injuries to her leg, arm and back, authorities said.

    Authorities say the two men, ages 24 and 26, lured the teenage girl to the roof of a three-story building on Miller Avenue in East New York early Sunday.

    They allegedly raped her and flung her off the roof after at least one of them tried to strangle her, police said.

#4 New York Man Robbed, Maced, Falls Off Roof To His Death

According to the New York Daily News, a 50-year-old Brooklyn man got much more than he was bargaining for when he was lured up to the roof of a four-story building with promises of sex…

    A 50-year-old Brooklyn man who fell to his death from atop a four-story building was lured onto the roof by two women who had promised him sex, police sources said Thursday.

    Instead of showing Robert Reichl a good time, the women led him into a trap shortly after midnight on Wednesday — and stole $2,000 in cash he had been carrying.

    Three toughs were waiting on the roof of the building on Fourth Ave. near 47th St. in Sunset Park, the sources said, and at some point the men attacked Reichl.

    One of them, Ruben Santiago, sprayed Reichl in the face with a chemical spray believed to be mace that caused the victim to reel back, lose his balance and fall off the rooftop, the source said.

#5 “Malicious Fecal Distribution”

Would you defecate next to someone else’s house?  Would you do it multiple times?…

    An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was in for a vile surprise when he realized that a random woman has been defecating next to his house during her morning jogs. The bizarre and grotesque act — which has purportedly occurred at least four times — has been caught repeatedly on a security camera.

    The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous and goes by the alias “Bobby,” went to local ABC affiliate KOAT-TV with the footage in an effort to try and track the woman down — or to, at the least, shame her into stopping the unsanitary antics.

#6 “Professional Liars” For Hire

According to CNN, there is a company called “Paladin Deception Services” that you can actually hire to tell lies for you…

    Timothy Green, a 59-year-old former private detective, claims to run a company in Forest Lake, Minn., that will lie to anyone about anything.

    Its name is Paladin Deception Services, and it advertises its services for $54 per month.

    Green says customers run the gamut — from cheating spouses in need of alibis to people playing hooky from work. But the real demand comes from job seekers, making up more than 60% of what he says are its 250 to 300 monthly clients.

    “We can replace a supervisor with a fictitious one, alter your work history, provide you with a positive employment reputation, and give you the glowing reference that you need,” Paladin’s website states.

#7 The Violence In Chicago Just Continues To Get Worse

The violent crime wave in Chicago is showing no signs of letting up.  In fact, just check out what happened this weekend between Friday night and early Sunday…

    Six men have been killed and at least another 17 people — including a 6-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

#8 Store Clerk Beaten With A Baseball Bat Because The Store Was Out Of Extra Large Tank Top Shirts

It just doesn’t pay to be a store clerk in some neighborhoods these days.  Many of them only make minimum wage, and the abuse that they take from some customers is terrible…

    The 51-year-old clerk was behind the counter of the store when a man went into the store and asked the clerk if he had triple extra large sized tank top t-shirts, O’Brien said.

    After the clerk told the man the store did not carry the item, the man pulled out a baseball bat and began beating the clerk, O’Brien said. After beating the clerk, the man fled with the bat.

    Another merchant on the block said she saw the clerk run out after the man fled.

    “He went out on the street to cry for help,’’ his body covered in blood, she said.  “It was very unfortunate, very vicious.’’

#9 Serial Killer Murdering Women In Cleveland?

According to Fox News, law enforcement authorities in the Cleveland area are concerned that they may have uncovered the work of yet another serial killer…

    The police chief of a Cleveland suburb told searchers Sunday that he believes there could be one or two more victims in addition to the three bodies found in the neighborhood earlier.

    Police Chief Ralph Spotts told volunteers checking vacant houses to be alert for smells of rotting. He declined to elaborate on other possible victims. East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said authorities have a lot of reasons to suspect there are more, but he refused to say why.

Why does Cleveland seem to produce so many of these sickos?

#10 Tee-Ball Coach Stabbed In The Neck In Front Of Kids

Who in the world would try to kill a tee-ball coach in front of a bunch of children?…

    A T-ball coach was stabbed in the neck just after a youth baseball game in Hoyne Park on Sunday, allegedly by a young ballplayer’s jealous father looking for his ex’s new boyfriend.

    The coach suffered a severed artery and was listed in critical condition after surgery. Although the T-ball game had just ended, there were still players present during the attack, according to a person familiar with the incident.

    Other children were arriving for the next game.

#11 New York Food Stamp Recipients Buying Food And Sending It Overseas?

According to a shocking article in the New York Post, many food stamp recipients in New York are buying food with their EBT cards and shipping it off to relatives in foreign countries…

    Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

    Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

    The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.

#12 Teens Pour Gasoline On Boy Walking Home From School And Set Him On Fire

As I have written about previously, something really seems to be wrong with American kids these days.  For example, no normal kids would  pour gasoline on a 13-year-old boy and light him on fire…

    A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head.

    The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him

And remember, right now the economy is still at least somewhat stable.

How much worse is the decay of society going to get once the economy really starts falling to pieces?

Desperate people do desperate things, and once all hope of an economic recovery is gone I believe that we are going to see a huge wave of crime and civil unrest in this nation.

And all of this comes at a time when police forces are being cut back all over the country.  For example, as I wrote about the other day, the size of the police force in Detroit has been reduced by approximately 40 percent over the past ten years.

You can see some photos of the ruins of Detroit right here.  Will hundreds of our cities eventually look like this?

America is changing, and not for the better.  On a very basic level, people seem to be losing a sense of love and respect for their fellow human beings.  If this continues, we will soon get to a point where many people will literally become afraid to interact with one another.

The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is starting to disappear.  Once it is gone, it will be incredibly difficult to get back.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/12-signs-that-the-decay-of-society-is-accelerating
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« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2013, 07:12:47 am »

^^ You can't deny sex and violence in entertainment has had an effect - it seems like just about every entertainment product out there nowdays, whether it's movies, tv, video games, etc, the level of violence is just unbearable to look at.
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« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2013, 01:09:05 pm »

Has an affect indeed.

Ponder this though...Just how much does it really have an affect on how people act? Is not man already corrupted? Is he not guilty of all sin already? So really, is "entertainment" causing the problem, or is it just catering to the problem of the lusts of the flesh that has been there since Adam? I think it's actually the latter. It's playing on the lusts of men. It brings out thoughts of the world, etc. I see it as the same old scam that Satan tried with Jesus on the pinnacle of the temple. Dangle that carnal carrot, and the flesh jumps to attention. That is why we look to walk in the Spirit to avoid the lusts of the flesh. The Spirit is our way to escape all appearance of evil.

So really, media brings out the bad in people, as it's designed to cater to the lusts of the flesh.

Our escape is the exhortation, "...think on these things"
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« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2013, 02:34:27 pm »

Has an affect indeed.

Ponder this though...Just how much does it really have an affect on how people act? Is not man already corrupted? Is he not guilty of all sin already? So really, is "entertainment" causing the problem, or is it just catering to the problem of the lusts of the flesh that has been there since Adam? I think it's actually the latter. It's playing on the lusts of men. It brings out thoughts of the world, etc. I see it as the same old scam that Satan tried with Jesus on the pinnacle of the temple. Dangle that carnal carrot, and the flesh jumps to attention. That is why we look to walk in the Spirit to avoid the lusts of the flesh. The Spirit is our way to escape all appearance of evil.

So really, media brings out the bad in people, as it's designed to cater to the lusts of the flesh.

Our escape is the exhortation, "...think on these things"

Excellent points!
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« Reply #86 on: September 03, 2013, 10:23:26 am »

As horrific as the crime is, i really hope he is infected.

Manchester: Rapist Richard Thomas Collapses after Discovering his Victim had HIV/Aids Virus

A rapist faces a nerve-wracking wait to find out if he caught the deadly HIV/Aids virus from his victim.
 

Richard Thomas, 27, collapsed and had to be admitted to hospital when Manchester police told him about his victim's condition after the attack in July.
 
Thomas broke in to the house of the woman, whom he knew, and forced himself on her while she was asleep. The victim, who lives in Leigh, Manchester, had taken a sleeping pill shortly before the attack. She woke up to find him raping her.
 
Thomas knew the woman had a medical condition but was ignorant of the underlying cause. The Bolton News reported he had been drinking and taking drugs earlier that night.

Defending counsel Virginia Hayton told Liverpool Crown Court: "It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offence he would not have placed himself in this position."
 

Thomas admitted raping the woman, after saying "she would not lie, she tells the truth. If she says I have done it, I have done it."
 
Hayton added that Thomas "is remorseful and cannot understand why he did it and it is troubling him."
 
Jailing Thomas for five years and four months, Judge Mark Brown branded his crime a "dreadful offence" and ordered him to sign the sex offenders register for life. Test results this week are expected to reveal whether or not he has HIV/Aids.


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"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Matthew 7:12 (KJB)
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Nation Of Sickos: Should We Be Concerned About The Moral Collapse Of America?

How bad does it have to get before we admit that America is an absolute cesspool of filth and wickedness?  The horrific Navy Yard shooting that took place on Monday is yet another reminder that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is rapidly disappearing.  At this point, nobody is fully safe anywhere in the United States at any time.  Sadly, the Navy Yard shooting was far from an isolated incident.  Every day, there are news reports that detail some of the most heinous crimes that you could possibly imagine.  In this article, you are going to read about incredibly disturbing things that sickos have done to animals, young children and elderly Americans.  The goal is not to entertain you.  Rather, I hope to spark a discussion about the moral collapse of America.  The United States has become a nation of perverts, sickos and psychopaths, and we need to ask ourselves some very honest questions about why this is happening.  No matter what other solutions we may come up with politically and economically, this country is not going to have any kind of a future unless we are able to address the moral decay that is rotting the foundations of this nation at an absolutely astounding pace.

Just recently, a beautiful little kitten named Hope was found near a dumpster in suburban Detroit.  According to the Huffington Post, experts believe that someone viciously tortured this precious little cat and set it on fire…

    “We opened up the carrier and stood in complete shock,” said Laura Zain, founder of the nonprofit. “It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in 25 years of doing this. I’ve never seen something so sadistic, ever.”

    Emaciated, feverish, with pale gums and covered with fleas, Hope’s worst problem was deep, severe burns on her back, sides and ears.

    “She absolutely was set on fire,” Zain said.

    The veterinarian confirmed that Hope had been tortured and set on fire.

How sick and twisted do you have to be to do something like that?

There are other sickos out there that want to do absolutely nightmarish things to our children.

For example, just check out what one man in the Boston area planned to do…

    A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, **** and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.

    Geoffrey Portway pleaded guilty in May to distribution and possession of child pornography and solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to court documents. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17.

    “Portway has pled guilty to some of the most vile and heinous crimes known to our society,” federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing recommendation.

I am normally not squeamish when it comes to describing the evil that is overtaking our society, but what this monster was planning to do to children is so horrific that I cannot even include it in this article.

If you would like to read the rest of the CNN article, you can find it right here.

Are you convinced that we are a nation of sickos yet?

If not, perhaps reading what happened to a 93-year-old woman in Nebraska will persuade you…

    In July, 93-year-old native Nebraskan Louise Sollowin was brutally murdered in the home she lived in for more than 70 years. She was beaten and raped, allegedly by a 19-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico.

The following is how a local Iowa paper described the crime…

    After being arrested Sergio, through an interpreter, reportedly admitted to beating and raping Louise. He said he had been drinking heavily and was “angry with women.” He stated he had been working as a roofer. The autopsy report listed “blunt force trauma, broken cheekbones, head injuries, broken teeth, broken ribs and a broken nose.” Sergio had never met the grandmother prior to the attack. The police report stated there was blood on “walls, floor, ceiling and bed.”

How far gone do you have to be to treat a 93-year-old woman that way?

Unfortunately, a lot of the time our only “help” comes from the police, and often they are some of the sickest ones of all.  In California, police officers routinely take injured dogs and cats out to the shooting range and shoot them…

    Animal lovers are questioning a policy where Merced Police officers take injured animals out to the police shooting range to kill them.

    The penal code has been on the books for decades. Some officers say it’s the most humane thing you can do, while others call it barbaric.

    Officers use deadly force to save the lives of others, but what about shooting severely injured dogs or cats found on the street?

And of course some of the worst sickos of all are walking the halls of power in Washington.  I have written dozens of articles about the corruption of our politicians, and now those same politicians want to start a war with Syria and use the U.S. military to help murderous jihadists that are loyal to al-Qaeda take over Syria.

The brutality of these so-called “rebels” knows no limits.  Just check out the following example from the Daily Mail…

    The sword rests briefly on his neck as a blindfolded man kneels under a clear blue sky.

    Moments later, the executioner raises his right arm, slashes downwards and the prisoner is dead.

    The whole barbaric episode is watched by a crowd of jeering men, many of them armed.

    And sitting on a low wall only a few feet from where the wretched captive died so violently is a line of young boys.

    They were still there as the dead man’s head was dumped on his body.

This is who Barack Obama wants us to be allied with?

This is who Barack Obama is sending weapons to right now?

As I noted the other day, these psychotic predators are ruthlessly murdering Christians, using chemical weapons and dismembering little girls.

But none of that bothers Barack Obama.

In fact, it has been announced that we are going to be giving even more help to these human monsters…

    The US, UK and France have agreed to bolster Syrian rebels by providing more help, press Syria into delivering on its promise to hand over chemical weapons and seek an end to the conflict, which would involve ousting of President Bashar Assad.

It is hard to find words to describe how foolish that is.

But this is what is happening to our society.  We celebrate sin and we have almost lost all sense of what right and wrong are.

For instance, do you remember that disgusting performance that Miley Cyrus put on at the video music awards a while back?

Well, now ticket sales for her events are soaring.  Everyone wants to see her.

Fortunately, there are at least a few people out there that were willing to stand up and speak out against what they saw that evening.  The following are a few examples from some of the complaints that were sent to the federal government…

* “My family was horrified by this performance.”

* “She should be banned from all TV performances in the future!”

* Cyrus was “acting like a devil flicking that tongue as deamons do.”

* Cyrus engaged in “implied sexual acts with bears.”

* “The scars on our childrens minds cannot be easily erased.”

* Woman’s 10-year-old girl “was compelled to bury her head under the covers.”

* “Good heavens! I’m certainly no prude, but even I was shocked.”

* Cyrus appeared “under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

* “Just disgusting and almost made me want to puke.”

* “As an educator I have to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’”

But of course those comments represent the “lunatic religious fringe”, right?

Because these days America has no problem with performers such as Miley Cyrus.

In fact, we celebrate them.

Unfortunately, the truth is that Miley Cyrus is simply a reflection of what is happening to our families and to our society as a whole.

At this point, the family in America is in the worst shape that it ever has been before.  The following are just a few statistics that show this…

-More than half of the women under the age of 30 that are giving birth in America today are unmarried.

-For couples that have children that are just “living together”, two-thirds of them split up by the time they have a child turn 10 years of age.

-At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever“.

But of course not everyone is a sicko.

There are still some people out there that are trying to do the right thing.

Just consider the following recent example from the Boston area…

    A homeless man turned in a backpack with $2,400 in cash, $39,500 in travelers checks and a passport that he found at South Bay Mall in Dorchester.

    Boston Police officers at South Bay Mall were flagged down by the man in front of the TJ Maxx Store.

    The man said he found a black backpack that contained a large sum of money and a passport in the front of the store.

So what do you think?

Is there hope for America?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/nation-of-sickos-should-we-be-concerned-about-the-moral-collapse-of-america
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Throughout the 1990's, which was supposedly the "prosperity" decade, and during the Bush Jr years(the 8 years where the country was under the impression a "bible believing Christian" was running the country) - there was a lot of this stuff you see in society in our present day that I and many others saw in entertainment products(movies, tv shows, music, video games, etc). And if memory serves, when I attended movies with this content, people in the theater were laughing at times.

If anything, this was conditioning on the masses going on for a long time.

And let's not forget about the NIV bible(the perversion of all of the perversions at the time) was put in the market in 1978, which lead to more reprobate bibles like the NKJV after that, and Churchianity ultimately embraced.

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