A suspected burglar tried to enter a house in California through its chimney, getting trapped inside it for a day. He died when the homeowner returned and lit fire, unaware that there had been a person inside.
Fresno County Sheriff deputies received a call at around 3:00pm on Saturday from a man who reported that he had lit fire in his fireplace and then heard screams from the chimney, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said on its official website. Continue reading
Storms in the US Midwest have claimed at least 14 lives as temperatures plunged below freezing point over the holiday weekend. Tens of thousands of homes have been left without electricity, while driving conditions are treacherous due to icy roads.
A wintry storm system that has been moving through parts of the Great Plains and the Midwest since Thursday has brought extremely cold weather to the region. Eight people have lost their lives in Texas, with a further six dying in the state of Kansas. Continue reading
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of a chain of events that led to last year’s Gaza war.
The court delayed the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea, sparking claims that Israel is too lenient with Jewish assailants. The court found the two Israeli minors guilty of killing Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped, beaten unconscious and then burned alive in July 2014. Their names were not released under Israeli law. The sentencing of the two is expected in mid-January. Continue reading
Liberty Fight – by Martin Hill
I have a big problem with the fact that those two sheriffs in Idaho who killed rancher Jack Yantis remain anonymous on paid vacation under “police protection,’ as if the public at large are ‘dangerous, murderous maniacs’ who don’t value sacred human life – when in reality the exact opposite is true – this is exactly what Yantis’ killers are.
In case you’re not familiar with the case, here is a quick summary: Continue reading
The American Police State is using advertising, months in advance to justify heroin checkpoints.
After months of advertising, one of the most brazen Police State campaigns ever conceived began in Maryland last week. Police set up rolling heroin checkpoints as a pretense to detain, question, ticket and arrest pedestrians and motorists. Continue reading
A pair of New Mexico state lawmakers are taking action to block Albuquerque’s civil forfeiture program. State Senators Lisa Torraco (R-Bernalillo) and Daniel A. Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo) last week teamed up with the Institute for Justice in a lawsuit meant to stop the city from grabbing cars for profit. Continue reading
Liberty Blitzkrieg – b y Michael Krieger
Saudi Arabia never, ever disappoints when it comes to barbarism and backwardness. The latest example is a supposed threat to sue a Twitter user for making the obvious and accurate comparison of the regime to ISIS, something I myself have done on countless occasions. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Dr. Susan Berry
A pediatric emergency medicine physician is urging doctors to join the effort for gun control by asking about gun ownership while performing health histories on their patients.
A panel titled “The Tipping Point: Activating a Public Health Movement to Address Gun Violence” was featured at the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 2015 annual meeting in Chicago earlier in November. The panel called for a view of gun violence as a public health emergency situation. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Michael Patrick Leahy
Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States.
Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Pam Key
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared he wasn’t going to “take it back,” during a heated exchange with host Chuck Todd over Trump’s claim thousands of American Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Twin Towers going down on September 11, 2001. Continue reading
Des Moines Register – by Charley Haley
Des Moines Police are seeking a 17-year-old girl for possibly assaulting a police officer after she reportedly threw snowballs at a uniformed officer and other passersby Monday.
The officer reported the incident Wednesday, noting in a police report that the girl threw a chunk of ice about the size of a baseball at him while he was directing traffic for a construction site at about 3:50 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of Ingersoll Avenue. Continue reading
6:07pm Pacific Time, Friday, November 27. Before the name of the Colorado Springs shooter is released, before the final report is in on how many victims there are, before we know any of the facts and lies, the after-agenda is already set:
Take away the guns.
Planned Parenthood is a wonderful organization. Recent criticism, those bothersome videos—who cares? They’re selling baby parts for profit? Those videos were edited and omitted proper context (non-denial denial?). The folks at PP do a great job, and the proof of that is that they were attacked. Continue reading
Trial begins on Monday for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man from an injury he suffered while in police custody that triggered rioting and protests and fueled a U.S. debate on police brutality.
Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six officers scheduled for separate trials in Baltimore City Circuit Court for the death in April of Freddie Gray. Continue reading
Authorities captured a man early on Sunday suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who had responded to a domestic dispute in a city east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Police searched six hours for Ray Shetler Jr., 31, who is suspected of shooting St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed at a residence in New Florence, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, state police said in a statement. Continue reading
Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris amid tight security for a critical UN climate meeting.
The conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions.
Observers say that the recent terror attacks on the French capital will increase the chances of a new agreement. Continue reading
USA Today – by Aamer Madhani
CHICAGO — The University of Chicago has canceled classes on Monday and asked students, faculty and non-essential staff to stay away from its main campus on the city’s South Side after being informed by the FBI of a threat of gun violence.
“The University was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials today (Sunday) that an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago, specifically mentioning ‘the campus quad’ on Monday morning at 10 a.m.,” university president Robert Zimmer told the campus community in an e-mail Sunday. “Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday.” Continue reading