Fla. ‘Stand Your Ground’ sponsor talks about Martin case

“Stand Your Ground Law” Sponsor says law does not apply in the Zimmerman-Martin case.

 

French RIght Wing Terrorist Not Much Different From American Counterparts

French Nazis aren’t any different than their American counterparts… Now unlike the US where drive-bys and school shootings enabled by our out of control gun culture are an everyday occurance – this level of violence is something drastic for France, as it is in most of the world.

Sarkozy: Gunman in French shootings driven by racism

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the same gunman who shot dead a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday was also responsible for the killing of three soldiers last week, apparently motivated by racism.

“We know that it is the same person and the same weapon that killed the soldiers, the children and the teacher,” Sarkozy said in a televised address, saying the terrorism alert level in France had been raised.

“This act is odious and cannot remain unpunished.”

Sarkozy also said he would suspend his campaign for France’s April-May presidential election until Wednesday.

French paper Le Point reported that French police are searching for three former paratroopers in connection with the Toulouse Jewish school shooting that left four dead.

According to the report, the paratroopers were dismissed over suspicion of being neo-Nazis in 2008. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report.

French police said earlier Monday that forensic evidence revealed the gun used to kill four people — a teacher, his two children and another child — at the Ozar Hatorah school was the same used to slay three French soldiers on two separate occasions nearby.

The victims in the shootings were all members of minority groups but the exact motivation of the killer is yet unknown.

The first murder linked to the gun took place on March 11. Police found the body of Imad Ibn-Ziaten, a 30-year-old staff sergeant of North African descent, dead behind a school in Toulouse. Investigators suspect the off duty serviceman was lured there by his murderer.

Last Thursday a gunman riding a scooter and wearing a black helmet opened fire on three French soldiers in uniform at a shopping mall in Montauban, a city 50 kilometers north of Toulouse. Abel Chennouf, 24, and Mohamed Legouad, 26, both of North African descent, were killed. Loic Liber, 28, of Afro-Caribbean descent, was left in a coma.

On Monday morning a motorcyclist similar in description to the gunman involved in the second attack drove up to the entrance of Ozar Hatorah in Toulouse and opened fire on a group of parents and children that gathered outside on the start of the school day.

Yonathan Sandler, a 30-year-old teacher from Jerusalem; his two children Aryeh, 6, and Gavriel, 3; and 8-year-old Miriam Monstango, the daughter of the school’s principal, died in the attack and several others were wounded.

“We are struck by the similarities between the modus operandi of today’s drama and those last week even if we have to wait to have more elements from the police to confirm this hypothesis,” said French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a press conference.

French police have launched a massive manhunt for the suspect while French Interior Minister Claude Gueant has ordered increased security at Jewish schools throughout the country.

Sarkozy, who is facing an election later this year, is personally overseeing the investigation in Toulouse. In a press conference, he vowed to find the perpetrator of the attacks…

Man Claims He Shot Tupac

Years after the fact a man has stepped forward to claim that he shot Tupac Shakur as part of a murder for hire plot. No big surprises here…

Just business as usual.

Man Claims Responsibility for 1994 Tupac Shooting

A man named Dexter Isaac has claimed responsibility for shooting Tupac Shakur in Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November 1994, setting off a chain reaction of violent reprisals that resulted in the eventual murder of both Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., who was originally blamed for the assault.

Isaac, who is currently serving a life prison sentence plus 30 years for murder and robbery, released a statement to AllHipHop.com, explaining that he was paid $2,500 for the shooting by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, a music industry figure who is now the CEO of Czar Entertainment and the manager of the Game.

In the statement, Isaac apologized to Tupac and Biggie’s families and said that he kept quiet until now because the statute of limitations for an assault charge has expired and he cannot be charged for the attack. Isaac also expressed regret for getting involved with Rosemond, whom he refers to as a “sucker.” Rosemond is currently a fugitive wanted by the DEA and federal marshals for his involvement with a cocaine trafficking operation.

Yet Another Policeman Killed By Gunfire

Just last week 11 Policemen were shot, and several were killed in shootouts with criminals, or in the case of Detroit, an attack.

Looks like things are not getting better, with this report of a Florida Corrections Officer shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a murderer.

Police: Fla. officer, murder suspect die in shootout

A Florida corrections officer and a man wanted for killing his parents were killed in a gunbattle on Wednesday, authorities said.

Jackson County Sheriff’s officials said a homeowner confronted Wade Andrew Williams in the woods Wednesday morning. Williams, 35, tried to shoot the homeowner, but missed. Williams fled, setting off a massive manhunt that ended in the shootout.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says the corrections officer killed was from Holmes County. Local media reported that he worked on the Holmes Correctional Institution canine team. His name was not immediately released.

It was unclear how Williams was killed. Police earlier had reported that he was arrested, the Jackson County Floridan reported.

Williams’ parents, Bruce and Sharon Williams, were found dead in their two-story home in Cottondale last Wednesday.

Wouldn’t be surprised if Williams was killed “escaping”…

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Police searching for man who shot at Ceres officer – A Ceres (near Modesto, California) police officer was shot at twice this morning and authorities are conducting a search for the suspect.

Police Officer Shootings Reach Epidemic Proportions

I think almost everyone recognizes that the job of the Police is dangerous. But in the last few days nearly a dozen officers have been shot, with several killed in the past 48 hours…

Two Cops Dead, One Wounded in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Lincoln City Police Officer Shot; Manhunt On
4 Detroit police officers shot, gunman dead in ‘horrifying’ attack
Indianapolis police officer shot in face, in critical condition
LA school officer shot near campus, saved by vest
2 officers, suspect killed during Miami shootout
2 dead, 2 deputies hurt in Port Orchard shootings

This is going beyond crazy.

The Picture Which Says It All…

Obama calls for healing, civility after Tucson tragedy

Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Walks Up and Hugs President Obama After His Memorial Speech Last Night.

Did anyone else notice that besides Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, there were no prominent Republicans at the event last night? I expected Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Kennedy because of ties to the region, and felt that made an important point that the Court stands with Americans for justice and the rule of law.

I don’t know if they were dis-invited, felt uncomfortable, or what – but I expected the Speaker of the House, John Boehner to be there as the head of Congress.

That would have been an even stronger message to the haters. I think an opportunity was missed on someone’s part to show some solidarity.

To anyone still believing President Obama is a Muslim…Your belief isn’t based in any reality – it’s based on your bigotry. You ARE the problem.

Arizona – “The Mecca of Prejudice and Bigotry”

A Map Published by Palin's "Reload" Campaign, felt by Many to Encourage Assassination

The Pima County Sheriff, among others –  blames the assassination attempt on Giffords, resulting in 6 dead and 18 wounded on the heated political rhetoric employed by conservatives. This was not the first time gunfire has been directed against Rep. Giffords. Police report that her office was shot at, and vandalized during the Health Care Debate. Police now are looking for at least one other “person of interest” in connection with the murders. Police have not commented on what role, if any, the person may have played.

After the same type of “guns” and “kill the liberals” rhetoric led to the bombing of the Murrah Building by Timothy McVeigh, the Anthrax attacks on liberal news people and elected officials, dozens of mailings of “powdered substances” to government officials, and the plot by whack-jobs to assassinate President Obama

It is very difficult to give any credence to the claim that the right wingers don’t know what they are doing.

This is nothing more than Domestic Terrorism, and should be treated by Law Enforcement and the Courts as such.

Shooting throws spotlight on state of U.S. political rhetoric

The tenor of American political rhetoric became a centerpiece in the national debate over Saturday’s attack by a gunman in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and left local Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a bullet wound to the brain.

Public leaders and others expressed sorrow about “a tragedy for the entire country,” as President Obama put it — a total of 18 people allegedly shot by 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner.

But officials also voiced dismay Saturday over the possibility that highly polarized rhetoric in the conservative hotbed of Arizona may have played a role in the assassination attempt of the Democratic congresswoman, who was targeted during a meet-and-greet with constituents in a shopping center. A federal judge, a girl age 9, and four other people died in the mass killing.

While not stating a motive for the shootings, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik in Tucson used a nationally televised press conference to condemn the tone of political discourse in his state. He charged that public debate is now “vitriolic rhetoric,” which has rendered Arizona “the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

Dupnik suggested that such rhetoric can have deadly consequences.

“We need to do some soul searching,” Dupnik told reporters. “It’s the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business. Continue reading

Baggy Pants War

Seems a guy in Memphis shot a teenager (where else but in the rear end) for not pulling up his baggy pants!

Dayam!

Kenneth Bonds_20101004214009_JPGPolice: Man Shoots Teen in Butt Because of Baggy Pants

Police say Kenneth Bonds committed a crime against fashion.

Law enforcement officials in Memphis, Tenn., believe the 45-year-old shot a 17-year-old in the buttocks after getting into an argument with the teen over his baggy trousers.

According to MyFoxMemphis.com, the incident occurred after Bonds confronted the victim and his 16-year-old friend and ordered the pair to pull up their sagging pants on Sept. 25.

The teens — who were on their way to buy candy — refused, and Bonds allegedly shouted a profanity at the duo and demanded they “do what he told them to do” because he is an adult, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by TheWeeklyVice.com.

The victim and his friend reportedly called Bonds a “fat ass” and continued heading toward the candy store.

After the teens made their purchases, they passed Bonds again. But by that time, the suspect had allegedly retrieved a handgun from his home.

Police say Bonds fired several shots, striking the 17-year-old once in the rear end.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital, and Bonds was arrested after getting picked out of a police line up.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm…

 

Racial Harassment Cause of Hartford Shootings?

There is always a back story of why whackjobs justify mass murder. At least this one didn’t get his marching orders from Glenn Beck – which is scant consolation…

Hartford Distributors Shooting: "He's Never Been Violent," Says Gunman's Ex-Girlfriend

Omar Thornton, the alleged shooter of multiple co-workers at Hartford Distributor

Report: alleged Hartford Distributors shooter claimed racial harassment

Nine people are dead in a workplace shooting in a Manchester, Ct., beer-distribution warehouse, and an unknown number are wounded.

On Tuesday morning, Omar Thornton, a driver for Hartford Distributors, went on a shooting rampage during a morning shift change, and then killed himself, police say.

Mr. Thornton, who had worked for the company for a couple of years, had been called in for a disciplinary hearing, according to reports, and was on his way there this morning. It was unclear whether the meeting had taken place before he started shooting.

According to Brett Hollander, the director of marketing at the company, between 50 and 70 people were in the warehouse when Thornton opened fire around 7 a.m. A fire in the warehouse – which has been put out – added to the chaos. Thornton eventually turned his semiautomatic rifle on himself as police approached.

Mr. Hollander, whose family owns the company, says his cousin, who was shot in the face and arm, was among the wounded. Hollander thinks his cousin will be OK.

“There was a guy that was supposed to, was asked to resign, to come in to resign and chose not to and shot my cousin and my co-workers,” Hollander told the Associated Press.

It’s still unclear why Thornton was being disciplined, though a source told the Hartford Courant that he had been suspected of stealing from the company. Joanne Hannah, a former neighbor of Thornton whose daughter had dated him, also told the Courant that Thornton, who is black, had complained about racial harassment at work and that his superiors had refused to address his complaint.

The shooting is the deadliest in the US since 13 people were shot and killed at Fort Hood, Texas, last November.

The shooting “was a senseless act of violence that has left us all shaken and reminds us just how precious and fragile life truly is,” said Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell in a statement of condolence to the victims’ families.

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Joanne Hannah, who said she was the mother of Thornton’s girlfriend, told ABC Thornton had called his mother this morning, apologizing for what he had done and saying goodbye.

Hannah said Thornton had complained for a long time about racial harassment, and claimed he had pictures in his cell phone of the N-word and a hangman’s noose scrawled on a bathroom wall at Hartford Distributors.

12 Dead, 31 Wounded at Ft. Hood Massacre

Authorities are saying that multiple American soldiers attacked unarmed American Soldiers at Ft. Hood in Texas. So far, 12 are confirmed dead, with 31 wounded.

Dad shoots teen having sex with daughter

Definitely Old Skool!

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An Apopka, Florida teenager was shot four times after he was caught having sex with the shooter’s daughter, police said.

Officials said the 16-year-old girl’s stepfather walked into the girl’s bedroom and saw her having sex with her boyfriend. That’s when Wade Edwards closed the door to load a gun and then fired at the boy, police said.

“The stepfather walked up, brandished the handgun in a threatening manner and opened fire,” a police officer said.

The boy, 18-year-old Julian Harp, limped out to the front yard and called 911. Police said Edwards also called 911 and confessed to the shooting.

Investigators said it was one of the most severe crimes of passion that they’ve worked.

“In 13 years, I’ve never heard anything like this happening in this area,” one investigator said.

Neighbors said Edwards may have “overreacted” but said they understood that he wanted to protect his daughter.

“It’s a sad story, but I would do anything to protect my daughter,” said neighbor Sean Gibbons.

Harp was in the hospital Thursday night recovering from the gunshot wounds, police said.

Sounds like Poppa lit his ass up… literally.

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Drive By Shooting at Texas Southern University

This “Gangsta” Rap crap…

Has gotta go.

Breaking – Shooting at Holocaust Museum in DC

HuffPo is reporting -

James W. Von Brunn: Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect Is White Supremacist

In this AP Report -

An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, fatally wounding a security guard before being shot. Authorities said they were investigating a white supremacist as the suspect.

The assailant and his victim were both hospitalized, said Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, who added that the gunman was in critical condition. The guard, identified by the museum as Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, died later in the hospital. Johns had worked at the museum for six years.

“There are no words to express our grief and shock over today’s events,” the museum said in statement.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the gunman appeared to have acted alone. He was “engaged by security guards immediately after entering the door” with a rifle, she said. “The second he stepped into the building he began firing.” One law enforcement official said James Von Brunn, 88, a white supremacist, was under investigation in the shooting, and a second official said the elderly man’s car was found near the museum and tested for explosives. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss the investigation.

Racist Web site
Von Brunn has a racist, anti-Semitic Web site and wrote a book titled “Kill the Best Gentile.”

In 1983, he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board. He was arrested two years earlier outside the room where the board was meeting, carrying a revolver, knife and sawed-off shotgun. At the time, police said Von Brunn wanted to take the members hostage because of high interest rates and the nation’s economic difficulties.

All that haterade being pumped out there by the conservative media – does have an impact.

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