May 13, 2013
WTF is Wrong With People?
The man accused of setting a home on fire in Percy, Illinois and killing four children will go before a judge Monday.Sigh.... More here.
Police said Derrick Twardoski, 33, set fire to the Owen family home Friday. Investigators say 12-year-old Ethan Owen, 9-year-old Kailey Owen and 5-year-old twins Brandon Owen and Landon Owen died.
Twardoski will go before a judge at the Randoph County Courthouse.
A motive for the fire has not been released.
The family of eight moved to this quiet little neighborhood a few months ago and were working on remodeling the home.
"They took pride in their home and their yard. Their kids were well-behaved; they were a very happy little family," explains Bayer.
Now the tragedy has neighbors questioning whether the small town of Percy will ever be the same.
"I don't think people expected anything like this to happen in Percy, and I think people are going to be more on their guard now," says Bayer. "And that's a shame."
If you'd like to help the Owen family, there are two benefit funds where you can donate money. One is at the First National Bank of Steeleville in Percy, under the "Owen Family Benefit Fund". The other is at the First National Bank of Ava, as the "Matthew Owen Benefit Fund."
May 04, 2013
Crime P0rn: Idiot With AK-47 Versus Police
Some crime p0rn to enjoy this Saturday night!
He was an anarchist and, most likely I would bet, an #OccupyWallStreet supporter.
(Out of the gene pool!)
April 16, 2013
Just When You Thought The Gosnell Trial Couldn't Get Any Worse
The report stated that “All afternoon and evening, as patients woke and complained of pain, workers would continue to medicate them with injections of sedatives. Between doses, the staff would leave the patients largely unattended. This would go on until the doctor arrived, some six or more hours after the patient did, or until the woman delivered.”
I didn't quote the worst of it, you can read it yourselves. Kermit Gosnell deserves worse than the death penalty.
April 02, 2013
No Purple Hearts for Ft. Hood
Because, you know, Nidal Hassan worked with Anwar al-Awlaki who advised him to attack the US on behalf of AQAP. The AQAP branch of al-Qaeda is at war with the US. They have attempted to attack us several times directly and by attempting to smuggle bombs on aircraft. During his Jihad Nidal Hassan shouted Allahu Ackbar as he attacked a US military installation.
All this ads up to workplace violence.
The Department of Defense is making it clear: The military opposes awarding Purple Hearts to the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.You know there was a time where Nidal Hassan would have been hanged within a week of his little jihad and folks would have seen it as a good excuse for a picnic.
A Pentagon position paper, delivered to congressional staff on Friday and obtained by ABC News, says giving the award to the Fort Hood victims could "irrevocably alter the fundamental character of this time-honored decoration" and "undermine the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan [the alleged Fort Hood shooter] by materially and directly compromising Major Hasan's ability to receive a fair trial."
The Department prepared the paper in response to legislation introduced by Rep. John Carter, (R.-Texas), the Congressman whose district includes Fort Hood. The Fort Hood Families Benefits Protection Act would award both military and civilian casualties of the Fort Hood attack combatant status.
Those were the days.
March 26, 2013
Police Renege On Dorner Reward Money
I was supporting the police all the way in the Dorner case. Dorner was a nutjob who murdered innocent people. He deserved whatever he got. But the people who helped the police locate him don't deserve to get screwed over the reward.
The city of Riverside is pulling its pledge of $100,000 toward the $1 million reward offered during the manhunt for rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.
Dorner died in an apparent suicide during a standoff with authorities and cabin burning near Big Bear last month.
Because the Riverside City Council resolution stipulated the money was for information leading to Dorner's arrest and conviction, the city will withdraw its pledge because neither condition was met, Riverside city spokeswoman Cindie Perry told NBCLA.
Riverside police officer Michael Crain was among four people killed by Dorner.
The city's move comes a day after a peace officers' union president told the Los Angeles Times that his organization was placing its pledge on hold, and said other donors had expressed similar misgivings.
The witnesses did exactly what the reward was meant to do - give police a location on the elusive killer. But now greed has taken hold of the city and the peace officers' union.
This only goes to show, if the government or unions offer a reward for anything, they will rescind the offer once their goal is achieved.
February 24, 2013
Man Attacks Wife With Meat Cleaver
Authorities say the man and woman were arguing in front of Fong's Trading at 74 Canal Street around 10:24 a.m. when two firemen from Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 6, which is station across the street, saw the argument and tried to help.She is in critical condition but is expected to survive.
The deranged man then allegedly pulled out a meat cleaver and began hacking at his wife.[More...]
February 18, 2013
New Jersey: Two Copts Decapitated, Hands Cut Off
28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim In Custody
WTF?!??!, New Jersey!
Investigators say Ibrahim shot and killed the victims, severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains at a Buena Vista house.[More...]
Wow, just wow.
Update: Perps mug:
Yusuf Ibrahim appears in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal
Click here to see a larger image of him before he shaved his head as was shown in the above video.
Looks like he has some type of gang tattoo.
February 12, 2013
College Student: Southern Poverty Law Center Endangered My Life
Via Coll-ege In-Sur-rec-tion:
Anna Maria Hoffman is a student who was interning at the Family Research Council when Floyd Lee Corkins entered the building with the goal of killing as many people as possible. Corkins targeted the FRC because of a “hate map” on the SPLC website.SPLC has refused to remove the FRC from their Hate Map, so it's no surprise that the MFM holds the SPLC in high esteem and frequently quotes them.
In a new post at the Counter Cultured USA blog, Miss Hoffman offers her thoughts.
Birds of a feather, so to speak.
Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty, intended to kill ‘as many as possible’
Shooting at Family Research Council UPDATE: ID'd as Floyd Corkin
Southern Law Poverty Center List of Hate Groups Includes ZERO Islamist Groups
I've like been out saving some f*cking lives and shit.
Kai's comments probably NSFW
Its just like what I do.
January 28, 2013
Burglar Disguises Himself As A Burglar To Rob Store
CCTV cameras caught the crook, who bears a striking resemblance to children’s storybook character Burglar Bill, breaking into a Waitrose store in Essex (Source)
January 24, 2013
American Collaborator In Mumbai Massacre Sentenced To 35 Years
An American was sentenced on Thursday to 35 years in prison for the key role he played in a 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that has been called India's 9/11.
David Coleman Headley, 52, whose meticulous scouting missions facilitated the assault by 10 gunmen from a Pakistani-based militant group, which killed 160 people -- including children. [...]
Before Leinenweber imposed the sentence, a victim shot in the attack gave emotional testimony during the hearing Thursday morning. Linda Ragsdale, a Tennessee children's author, spoke through tears describing how she lost friends in the attacks and her own injuries. She said she was haunted by the sounds of people suffering and her recovery from the wounds continues.
"I know what a bullet can do to every part of the human body," she said. "I know the sound of life leaving a 13-year-old child. These are things I never needed to know, never needed to experience."
35 years. That comes out to less than 3 months per life, if my math is correct.
January 16, 2013
Philadelphia: The Kidnapper Wore A Niqab
Also, beware of Islamist kidnappers who drive this:
We have seen crimes committed by men wearing Muslim women's clothes and covering their faces, and jihadis who eluded capture in the same way. Now we see a niqab-wearing woman kidnapping a child. Schools procedures requiring that she identify herself were not followed. Why not? Could it have been because school officials feared that the Muslima would run to Hamas-linked CAIR with charges of "Islamophobia"?
"Kidnapping at School: What Went Wrong?," by Claudia Gomez for MyFoxPhilly, January 15 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Update: The child has been found: Man Who Found Missing 5-Year-Old To Receive $10K Reward
UPPER DARBY, Pa. -This ended well, no thanks to Allah
The 27-year-old man who found the missing 5-year-old girl in Upper Darby will receive the $10,000 reward that was offered by the city, police said.
Nelson Mandela Myers spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon, hours after finding the little girl.
Myers was on his way to work in Norristown when he heard screaming from a nearby playground.
Myers says he found the missing 5-year-old under a slide and immediately put his jacket around her because she was shivering, cold and wet.
He says the girl told him someone was chasing her.
Myers then called 911 for help.
January 14, 2013
Burglars Hit Home Of LEGAL Gun Owner ID'd By Journal News
The elderly gentleman wasn't home at the time. Police believe the burglars targeted the homeowners gun safe
Thankfully, they weren't able to steal his LEGALLY owned guns
The ending of this may have been written 'homeowner killed in robbery' had the elderly gentleman been home at the time.
journalists assmaggots at the Journal News didn't give a damn about publishing the map. In their f'd up minds, the end (gun control) justifies the means.
S.E. Cupp 'Blood Boils' Over Eric Holder Wanting To 'Shame' Gun Owners
#GunControl: As State Senator Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home
#NRA Slams Meeting With Biden
Dear Journal News, Love Judge Jeanine
Sheriff: Inmates Using Journal News Gun Owner Map To Threaten Guards
Journal News Hires Armed Guards For Protection
Map: Where Are The Journal News Employees In Your Neighborhood?
The Map LOHUD.com Won't Publish (Updated)
Outrageous! Liberal News Site Publishes Names And Addresses Of Legal Gun Owners
January 10, 2013
Missouri Man Kills, Dismembers Man & Throws His Body Parts At Bystanders
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Neighbors of a Missouri man accused of killing a man, dismembering the body and tossing the victim’s arms at bystanders, said the scene left them with nightmares and was “like something out of a horror movie.”[...]No words...
Police officers responding to a call of a vehicle fire Sunday arrived at the housing development in Kirksville, about 200 miles northwest of St. Louis, and saw Potter “throw two objects, later identified as human arms, towards the witnesses,” according to a probable cause statement.
Neighbor Jerry Stahl said he was outside Potter’s apartment when Potter hurled the victim’s arms.
“They hit me. I had blood on me and I’ve had nightmares since,” Stahl told The Kirksville Daily Express. “I couldn’t sleep Sunday. I still cry about it. It’s horrific.”[More...]
January 02, 2013
Journal News Hires Armed Guards For Protection
Some of the armed guards, no doubt, are listed among the legal gun permit holders the same Journal News exposed as though they were child molesters.
The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. (Source)
What's good for the goose, good for the gander? Somehow I don't think so. You see, in the liberal mind, self defense is only deemed necessary from the threat of right wing extremism and NRA militants. Common crime, committed by those desperate, destitute democrats (often referred as "the 99%") is only the result of inequality and unfair practices of the wealthy. Which means they - the criminals - are the true victims and no one really has the right to defend themselves from victims.
Yes, the legally armed woman in hiding is not the victim of an abusive ex-husband. She is a victim of a violent, conservative society that refused to give her ex-husband the success he so desired in life, which ultimately led to his abusive nature. Her insistence in arming herself only contributes to that dissolute society. So, in fact, she is complicit in her own circumstances and her ex-husband is the real victim.
The leftist leaning hypocrites at the Journal News have every right to defend themselves from the vocal political dissenters that threaten an agenda driven platform, especially if that defense will lend credibility to the victim status of those pushing that agenda. In their minds, they have been forced to defend from the very threats they exposed in the first place. Rather than seeing the hypocrisy and irony in surrounding themselves with armed guards, they will see only vindication.
(Hat Tip: For What It's Worth)
December 30, 2012
Subway Pusher Charged With A Hate Crime
A woman who confessed to pushing a man off a subway platform has been charged with a hate crime. Erika Menendez has been quoted claiming to hate Muslims and Hindus. Even though most liberal news outlets are labeling her a "Muslim-hating woman" and others are exploiting the crime as "anti-Muslim bigotry," the victim was, in fact, a Hindu.
I really have no problem with this woman being charged with a hate crime, whether the victim is a Hindu, a Muslim, or any other religion. It is a vile, premeditated act which only deserves the harshest punishment.
But I really don't see how this case is much different from the crime committed by Naeem Davis. Davis also pushed a man in front of a subway train. The gruesome crime was captured in a now infamous photograph. He hasn't been charged with a hate crime.
But there is one major difference between the two cases - Naeem Davis is a devoted Muslim and Erika Menendez isn't. Two identical crimes, two different charges and two different sentences. Erika Menendez is facing more severe penalties for essentially committing the same vicious act.
Again, I have no problem with both these accused murderers facing trial and, if found guilty, facing the most extreme punishment. But I do have a problem with the possibility of one receiving a lighter sentence simply because prosecutors fail to recognize the irrational hatred in both these individuals. That's the problem with "hate crime" charges - they rely on a subjective measure which is sometimes evident but other times not so evident. Any violent act against a stranger, except in self-defense, is a hate crime. It must be because, not knowing the victim, there must first be some biased motivation, whether actual or imagined, by the perpetrator.
The United States current recognizes the following bias criteria for a "hate crime": race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, marital status, membership in the armed forces, and membership in civil rights organizations. One might also be able to argue prosperity and financial status.
So, other than self-defense and crimes of passion, pretty much any violent crime is a hate crime. And all should be prosecuted as such.
December 20, 2012
Arizona: Threat Stopped By Sheriff Deputies At Mesa's Red Mountain High School
"Mental Health issues", again, pops up.
My deputies made an arrest which may have saved Red Mountain high school from a dangerous situation. Read about it mcso.orgI found some info at East Valley Tribune
...According to Sgt. Brandon Jones with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the 16-year-old girl is a student and teacher assistant at Red Mountain High School, near Brown and Power roads.More at Arizona Centeral
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the girl had been asking her parents where the guns were kept in the house, so her father was "alarmed" and put trigger locks on each gun[smart father..ed][...]
Detectives also seized two computers in the home to process more evidence, Jones said.
The girl told detectives she had been planning this before the Connecticut school tragedy last week, Arpaio said.
In interviews with detectives, the girl's parents said she has a history of mental health issues and has been seen by a psychiatrist, according to Jones.[More...]
Libs and bronco bama, GUNS! WEAPONS Ban GUNS! No! Our Mental Health System is a complete absolute failure thanks in part to the ACLU and bleeding heart liberals.
Thank goodness they stopped what would have been another tragedy if the girl was indeed serious about carrying it out. Hats off to the Toronto police for alerting Sheriff Joe and the MCPO.
December 18, 2012
#FastAndFurious Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed
20yr old Maria Susana Flores Gamez was killed on November 23rd in a shootout between soldiers and drug cartel.
Sharyl Attkisson at CBS should be commended for her excellent investigative journalism on Fast and Furious aka the Obama administration f**ks up tracking guns into Mexico by deliberately NOT tracking them and waiting for them to show up at crime scenes.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.Of course Holder didn't notify Congress, he has a 2nd Amendment to take care of and this doesn't fit into his plans.
Authorities had said that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and that an automatic rifle had been found near her body after the Nov. 23 shootout.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was found at the scene in Sinaloa.
CBS News learned the Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle found near her body was purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010. Patino is a suspect who allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s watch.[More...]
In other related news: Brian Terry family sues ATF officials in Fast and Furious
Update: EROWMER reminds me not to forget about the Sipsey Street Irregulars.[scroll down]. Without them, this story would have never gotten off the ground.
December 15, 2012
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December 05, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Everyone Wave Buh Bye to Terrorist and Jew Hater Ahmed Ferhani
He'd dreamed of blowing up ten synagogues -- simultaneously, on the same remote detonator. He called himself a "mastermind," yearned for "chaos and ruckus," and grinned like an excited child moments before his Midtown arrest, as he purchased what he thought was a live grenade and then held it in his hand.Imagine how huge Ahmed's corn hole will be in ten years, Imagine that Akhi! Imagine what would that be like.
Islamic bomb plotter Ahmed Ferhani pleaded guilty to all ten of the hate and terror felonies lodged against him today -- giving Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., the first state-level terror conviction in New York state.
..."We'll blow all those motherf---ers up at the same time," he was caught on tape saying, musing about hiding explosives in ten synagogues and connecting them to a single detonation device. "Imagine that, bro. Imagine what that would be like."
November 28, 2012
When Deranged Homeowners And Youthful Criminals Collide
Damn it, I don't know which side I have more sympathy for!
Smith was sitting in his basement when he heard footsteps around his house leading him to believe someone was attempting to get inside. Smith heard a window break in the upstairs of his residence and then footsteps walking down the hall. Smith said he shot Schaeffel as he was descending the basement stairs, then fired again into the teen’s face as he lay on the floor looking at him. Smith was quoted in the complaint as telling an investigator, “I want him dead.”
Smith told investigators that he put Nicholas Brady Schaeffel’s body on a tarp and dragged the body into his basement workshop before returning to his chair.
A few minutes later, Smith said he once again heard footsteps on the main floor of his home and then saw Haile Kifer descending his basement stairs. Smith waited until Kifer was halfway down the steps and then shot her. He said Kifer tumbled down the steps to the basement floor. Smith attempted to fire another shot at Kifer, however his mini 14 rifle jammed and he was unable to. Smith told investigators that Kifer laughed at him and acknowledged that her laughter upset him.
“If you’re trying to shoot somebody and they laugh at you, you go again,” Smith said in the complaint.
Smith then pulled a .22 caliber revolver he was carrying and shot Kifer several times in the chest. [...]
Smith said he then dragged Kifer’s body into the office workshop and placed her body next to Schaeffel. Smith said that Kifer was still gasping for air so he shot her under the chin in what he described as “a good, clean finishing shot.” (Source)
If I had to choose, I think it would be on the side of the homeowner. The guy is clearly disturbed, but his disturbed state of mind wasn't bothering anyone until they illegally invaded his home.
If you are a burglar, 9 times out of 10 you will encounter an empty home or passive, frightened residents. If the one time its Leatherface, well that's the gamble you took when you decided to break and enter.
Another Sign Of The Coming Apocalypse: No Shootings, Stabbings Or Slashings In NYC
Only in a liberal dominated city like New York is a lack of crime newsworthy.
No news really is good news -- not a single person was reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources said.
The shutout seemingly caught the NYPD by suprise, as officials were almost at a loss to explain it. (Source)
November 26, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Police State Appeal
You know, once in a great while, when you least expect it. The ACLU at last does something good.
The Supreme Court has rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea to allow enforcement of a law aimed at stopping people from recording police officers on the job.I'm sure that the most corrupt police force in the country there Chitown isn't too happy about this.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers. The law sets out a maximum prison term of 15 years.
October 16, 2012
Awesome: Court Reverses Terrorist Conviction
And now we see the down side of civilian courts overseeing the trials of terrorist captured abroad:
Members of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington overturned the decision of a U.S. military tribunal, arguing that Salim Hamdan's actions did not violate the war crimes standards that were in place at the time of his military trial four years ago.So, what to do with this guy? The last time I checked we still are in a shooting war with al Qaeda.
“At the time, the international law of war did not proscribe material support for terrorism as a war crime,” Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote in the panel's majority opinion reversing the Hamdan conviction.
Hamdan was found guilty by a U.S. military tribunal of war crimes for providing "material support" to al Qaeda in his role as bin Laden's driver four years ago.
So, are the courts now really saying that: a) You cannot hold an enemy combatant without a trial; b) You cannot convict them because fighting the US is not (or was not) a crime?
Because if that's the case, then the Court's have just set up an impossible standard for the remaining detainees at Gitmo.
October 15, 2012
UK: Not Treating Wounded Taliban = "Murder"
I'm not saying that not treating the enemy's wounds isn't wrong .... but murder? Isn't that a bit over the top? Even for the Brits, who are increasingly acting like, well, the French?:
Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over the death of an injured Taliban fighter last year.Maybe they should be drummed out of the service, or stripped of rank, or something for letting their emotions overpower their reason, but since when has letting an enemy soldier who was just trying to kill you five minutes before bleed to death constitute murder?
Royal Military Police officers arrested the troops after video footage was found on a Marine’s laptop that allegedly showed members of 3 Commando Brigade discussing what to do with a wounded gunman caught inside a compound in Helmand....
The Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA), an independent body that conducts prosecutions on behalf of the military, decided the five should face murder charges.
October 11, 2012
Good Riddance: Texas Murderer Executed
A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was put to death Wednesday evening for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago. [...]
He then looked down and said his left arm, where one of the needles carrying the lethal drug was inserted, and said, "It's hurting me bad." But almost immediately he began snoring loudly. The sounds stopped after about six breaths.
Green was pronounced dead 18 minutes later at 10:45 p.m.
Green was condemned for the abduction, rape and strangling of Christina Neal, whose body was found at his home in 2000 about a month after she was reported missing. Her family lived across a highway from Green in Dobbin, about 45 miles northwest of Houston.
I hope it hurt like hell. I only wish you could have suffered as much as the little girl you murdered. Good riddance.
October 09, 2012
Breaking: Obama Kills Founder Of Zeta Drug Gang
Well, replace "Obama" with "Mexican marines" and the headline would be more accurate.
MEXICO CITY — Top Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the northern border state of Coahuila, the Mexican navy said late Monday.
I just figured that after his heroic exploit in killing Bin Laden, not to mention making all the countries of the world love us and getting the seas recede, he'd go ahead and take credit for this one too.
And, if this report turns out to be inaccurate, and it isn't the head of the Zetas, expect Obama to blame Bush.
August 20, 2012
Cornhole Watch For Two White Supremacist
F'n Nazi loving scum. "Joey" needs his SWP (aka Supreme White Power), *Hitler and *swastika tattoos scrubbed off him with a dirty wire brush.
Cornhole watch for the bitch? Well, you know.
Via Seattle Times
...The pair is accused of killing Pedersen’s father, David “Red” Pedersen, and stepmother, Leslie “DeeDee” Pedersen, on Sept. 26 in Everett. They’re also accused of killing two men in Oregon and California in the following week.The Federal Indictment is below:
The victims, image credit: Oregon Live
Grigsby told police they shot the Oregon man “because his last name made them think he was Jewish,” according to charging documents. The California victim was black[..]
*Pedersen has a tattoo of a swastika on his chest above his heart and an image of Adolf Hitler on his stomach
PORTLAND, OR—David Joseph “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, both of Portland, were indicted yesterday for racketeering activity in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, RICO conspiracy, using a firearm in a crime of violence that caused death, kidnapping resulting in death, carjacking resulting in death, transportation of stolen vehicles, aggravated identity theft, credit card fraud, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced today. The charges all stem from an alleged 10-day crime spree that spanned from Everett, Washington, to Eureka, California, and included four murders.
Grigsby is scheduled to appear for arraignment before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Seattle on August 20, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. Pedersen’s arraignment will be scheduled in Portland in the near future.
“The indictment in this case alleges horrendous crimes were committed as part of defendants’ white supremacist campaign to kidnap and murder targets on the basis of race, color, religion, and perceived ‘degenerate’ conduct,” said U.S. Attorney Marshall. “These crimes victimize not only individuals and their families, but entire communities. This indictment shows that we will work tirelessly with our federal and state partners to pursue allegations of bigotry and prejudice in order to protect all of our citizens from hate and violence. No one should live in fear of being attacked because of their race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. We hope this indictment brings the victims’ families one step closer to justice.”
The indictment charges that Pedersen and Grigsby were members of a criminal enterprise whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence and other criminal activity to promote a white supremacist movement to “purify” and “preserve” the white race. They are further charged with targeting Jewish leaders, members of prominent Jewish organizations, and other “Zionists” and using the media to publicize their movement in an attempt to spark a revolution. It is alleged that, among other things, Pedersen and Grigsby robbed victims in order to finance the enterprise and obtain cars for transportation and that they murdered victims to eliminate witnesses and avoid apprehension and prosecution. Pedersen and Grigsby are charged with the following crimes and racketeering acts, among others:
the murder, kidnapping, and robbery of Pedersen’s father, David Joseph “Red” Pedersen, of Everett, on September 26, 2011, as well as using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence that resulted in death, the interstate transportation of Red Pedersen’s stolen vehicle, and credit card fraud and aggravated identify theft based on their use of Red Pedersen’s stolen credit cards;
the murder, kidnapping, and robbery of Pedersen’s stepmother, Leslie “Dee Dee” Pedersen, of Everett, on September 26, 2011, as well as credit card fraud and aggravated identify theft based on their use of Leslie Pedersen’s stolen credit cards;
the murder, kidnapping, and robbery of Cody Faye Myers, of Lafayette, Oregon, on October 1, 2011, as well as carjacking, using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence that resulted in death, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle;
the murder, kidnapping, and robbery of Reginald Clark, of Eureka, on October 3, 2011, as well as using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence that resulted in death; and
being a felon in possession of a firearm, which includes allegations that Pedersen is an armed career criminal.
“The FBI, along with our local and state law enforcement partners, put great value on protecting every American’s rights to worship freely and live without fear—regardless of race or religion,” said Greg Fowler, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Fairness, equality, and dignity are of fundamental importance under the U.S. Constitution, and we work each day to honor and uphold those civil liberties.”
The federal charges stem from an investigation led by the FBI; the Oregon State Police; the Everett Police Department; and the Eureka Police Department, with assistance from the Oregon Department of Corrections; Lincoln County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office; Lincoln County Major Crimes Team; Linn County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office; Benton County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office; Corvallis, Oregon Police Department; Salem, Oregon Police Department, Keizer, Oregon Police Department; California Highway Patrol; Yuba County, California Sheriff’s Office; Portland Police Bureau; U.S. Marshals Service; Tillamook County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office; Philomath, Oregon Police Department; Lebanon, Oregon Police Department; Stayton, Oregon Police Department; Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office; and the Oregon Department of Justice. This multi-state investigation is ongoing.
The use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence which causes death, such as the crimes charged in counts three, five, and 12, carries a maximum penalty of death or consecutive sentences of imprisonment from 10 years to life. Kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death, as charged in counts four and 11, also carry a maximum penalty of death or imprisonment for any number of years up to life. The decision about whether to seek the death penalty will be made personally by the Attorney General of the United States at a later date. The other crimes charged in the indictment carry maximum penalties ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine.
An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and defendants should be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jane Shoemaker and Hannah Horsley.
August 10, 2012
Zimmerman Prosecutor "Accidentally" Releases Damaging Evidence
Damaging to George Zimmerman, that is.
From The Smoking Gun:
In an embarrassing screw-up, Florida prosecutors today accidentally distributed a post-mortem photo of Trayvon Martin as well as copies of George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law considers confidential and exempt from disclosure.
Coincidentally (and IMO), neither of these items helps Zimmerman, but rather harms his case. The photocopy of Martin's body serves only to inflame the public that had, over the last few weeks, simmered down about the case, and the school records reveal Zimmerman was not a very good student, possibly tainting the jury pool against him.
How the school records are even relevant in this case is beyond me. But the image is very revealing:
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It reveals to me that the Seminole County Crime Scene Investigators haven't updated their camera equipment since the 1930's.
July 25, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Anthony Hayne of #Occupy Cleveland Pleads Guilty to All Charges
One of five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio highway bridge pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against his co-defendants.That's quite ironic given Tony's previous comments about snitches on facebook.
Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, pleaded to all three counts against him in U.S. District Court. His attorney, Michael O’Shea, said Hayne hopes to get leniency in return for his testimony.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The charges were as follows. Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to destroy property used in interstate commerce.
Thanks to Internet Haganah.
In related news the mother of defendant Connor Stevens wants the FBI's informant or undercover operative dead. Calling him a predator.
The mother of Connor Stevens, one of five Occupy Cleveland members accused of attempting to bomb a Cleveland-area bridge on April 30, called for the death of the FBI informant in the case at a protest this morning. “People are infuriated by sexual predators: put ‘em away, kill ‘em, how dare we have sexual predators! You know what that informant is? A sexual predator, only it’s under the guise of the FBI,” said Gail Stevens, discussing the case with reporters in Akron.Better watch it Ms. Stevens. Now there are two of them.
July 19, 2012
Woman Calls 911 To Complain About Bad Mugshot
And this was the good mugshot!
If this was the better mugshot, I'd hate to see the one she was complaining about!
You know, if you're going to call 911 to complain about a bad mugshot, you should really put on some makeup and fix your hair before you make the call. Because they are going to come right out and make another picture!
A Winder Police Department report notes that Fowler dialed 911 on July 15 “in reference to being upset about a picture.” In a conversation with a cop, Fowler explained that she “was upset about how she looked on the front page of the Bad and Busted printing.”
As a result of the 911 call about her mug shot, Fowler was afforded the opportunity to pose for a fresh booking photo since she was charged with unlawful use of 911 and disorderly conduct.
From The Smoking Gun.
June 30, 2012
Officials: Alleged Ft Bragg Shooter Faced Court Martial, Discharge (Updated Bumped)
Update 6/30: The Ft Bragg shooting victim identified as 42-year-old Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale of Alvin, Texas, "a highly decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars."
Tisdale, who graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993, took command of the battalion in January of 2012, the Army said in a statement on Saturday.Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family...
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal, among others, the Army said.
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Update on my post from yesterday.
The Army soldier who allegedly shot and killed his battalion commander at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Thursday was facing court martial and possible discharge from the Army on criminal charges, U.S. military officials told NBC News. The Army specialist, whose identity has not been released, was also shot and critically wounded, and is not expected to survive.Below is via Ft Bragg's Facebook page, which they posted 7 hrs ago:
According to officials, the specialist walked up to his battalion commander, a Lieutenant Colonel, and without warning pulled a pistol and shot the commander three times in the head and twice in the chest. Other soldiers rushed the shooter, who was shot in the head in the ensuing struggle and critically wounded, officials said. A third soldier also suffered a minor gunshot wound.
Thank you everyone for your condolences and concern regarding the shooting of a Soldier here on Fort Bragg yesterday. We have no new information to release at this time and ask that if you do know the names of anyone involved, that you please refrain from sharing them out of respect for their Families. We will provide additional information after we allow the Families time to privately grieve.The press release below is from Ft Bragg's official site. they name the soldier injured.
*6/29/2012 Fort Bragg Public Affairs OfficeContinued below the fold:
One of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Soldiers who was wounded in the June 28 shooting has been released from Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and is expected to make a full recovery.
Specialist Michael E. Latham, a signal support system specialist, received a minor, non-life threatening wound when another Soldier allegedly started shooting during a unit formation. Latham, 22, is a native of Vacaville, Calif., and joined the Army in October 2009.
The shooting took place during a safety briefing when a Soldier allegedly shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter is in critical condition and in custody.
Release of details regarding the deceased victim and the subject will be made consistent with Department of Defense policies following next-of-kin notification.
Fort Bragg’s 911 center, the Integrated Incident Management Center (I2MC), received the initial call about the shooting at 3:31 p.m., and the first military police patrol arrived at the scene four minutes later 3:35 p.m. Medical personnel from WAMC arrived soon afterwards.
Two 525th BfSB chaplains arrived on the scene and began rendering assistance to the Soldiers in at the scene. Additionally, the chaplains began coordinating for additional chaplain, Behavioral Health and Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) assistance. Within an hour, more than 14 chaplains from throughout Fort Bragg and about 10 Behavioral Health specialists from WAMC and MFLC members responded to the scene and stayed with the Soldiers for more than five hours as they provided assistance and counseling in the aftermath of the shooting.Prayers for a quick recovery sir, also our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this terrible tragedy.
“Taking care of the Soldiers in the unit and their Families is our number one priority at this time, while we simultaneously work the investigation surrounding this terrible tragedy,” said Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg
June 24, 2012
Sunday Morning Crime P0rn
It may surprise some of you to know I really don't like to see people hurt or killed. I can't even watch shows like "World's Most Shocking..." Whether it's car crashes or skateboarders falling or failed stunts, it makes me sick to my stomach. Literally.
EXCEPT when the victims are terrorists, #OWS hippies, or criminals. In that case, I can watch and watch and laugh and laugh!
Here's one example:
Hahaha! I love that one. He runs like a girl! I always imagine the robber also screaming like a little girl as he's chasing the hostage. I mean seriously, the hostage was a girl and look at the distance she put between herself and him! And she kept going!
It's a happy ending all around. Below the fold another fun-filled crime video!
Someone needs to edit this with the sounds of a carnival. You know the duck shooting game that goes "Ping!" every time you hit a target?
Ping! Ping! Ping! Lol!
This would actually make a great fund-raiser. Put a few violent criminals in a room then charge people to go in and shoot as many as they can in 30 seconds. Have a bunch of locked doors and a few small trashcans for the targets to try and hide behind - fun for the entire family!
June 12, 2012
Broward County Time Saving Measures Now In Effect
The Broward County Sheriff's Department is testing a new booking process to save time - It will now combine booking photos with cavity searches, cutting in half the usual time for the two procedures.
More mugs from this successful, time-saving program below them fold.
(Most of these are from The Smoking Gun)
June 06, 2012
Cornhole Watch: NY Muslim Sabirhan Hasanoff Pleads Guilty to Material Support of al-Qaeda
A former Brooklyn resident pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday to providing material support to Al Qaeda.Another co-conspirator Wesam El-Hanafi's case is pending.
The man, Sabirhan Hasanoff, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, was accused in court documents filed by federal prosecutors of conspiring to provide the group with computer advice and other assistance.
...The charge of providing material support to the group carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide that support, which carries a maximum penalty of five years.
Huffpo has a pic of Hasanoff and El-Hanafi here.
June 03, 2012
Six 7 injured in shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre (Updated x3)Victim identified as Ahmed Hassan
Toronto police are on a manhunt, seeking a suspect who shot and killed a 25-year-old man and wounded six others, including a 13-year-old boy, at the Toronto Eaton Centre Saturday evening.Blazing Cat Fur asks Eaton Centre Shooting: Why Have Police Pulled a 'Hoodie" Over the Suspects Identity?
The shooting happened at around 6:20 p.m. Saturday inside the food court. The food court was packed with shoppers at the time.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said police do have a description of the suspect and will release it to the media once it is confirmed through video evidence and witness interviews. Another police official told CP24 he would try and get the description out some time Sunday morning.
Marcus Neves-Polonio, an employee at the Eaton Centre food court near the Dundas and Yonge Sts. entrance, described the male shooter.Twitter: #EatonCentre and Toronto Eaton Centre Shooting
“The shooter was yelling, going crazy,” he said. “It was just nuts.
Neves-Polonio, who said he was crouching barely a metre away from the fracas, said the shooter was wearing a dark hoodie and baggy pants
Photos from the scene
Our thoughts and prayers for those affected by this terrible tragedy.
Update: 1 dead and 7 injured:
Const. Victor Kwong listed the genders and conditions of all eight victims and the ages of three, which are as follows:
Male, 25, dead
Male, 20, critical condition
Male, 13, critical condition
Female, no age given, serious condition
Male, no age given, serious condition
Female, no age given, serious condition
Pregnant female, no age given, went into labour after being knocked down
Female, no age given, grazed by bullet
The #EatoneCentre 2pm press conference will be broadcast on Bell TOC, Google+ and YouTube Toronto Police accounts. ^tb— Toronto Police(@TorontoPolice) June 3, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays player Brett Lawrie was at the mall when this happened. His twiiter account here
Update: Victim was identified as Ahmed Hassan
Investigators have identified the 24-year-old as Ahmed Hassan and say both he, and possibly one of the other seven people injured in the Saturday shooting, may have had gang affiliations. Police were pursuing a suspect, but they remained tight-lipped on his identity.
May 01, 2012
Nomination For Worst Mother Of The Year
Mom accused of putting bleach into her toddler's eyes.
Words fail me.
April 28, 2012
Prison Masturbation Offenders
(Hartford, Connecticut) At the Northern Correctional Institution, masturbating male inmates have been regularly observed by female workers.
According to Lisamarie Fontano, president of the prison workers union, over 500 official masturbation reports were recorded last year.
As a result, lawmakers have introduced legislation to seemingly criminalize acts of masturbation committed while incarcerated. It's reported that those prison inmates caught whipping the frosting will be required to register as sex offenders upon release from prison.
It's not clear how the scheme will work but it is conceivable that the offending inmate would simply have his file tagged for a post-release administrative adjustment.
April 23, 2012
Two U.S. Marines vs. Two Burglars
(Jacksonville, North Carolina)
Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive.Heh, crime doesn't pay.
33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville.
Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting.
"The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed."