Crime & Law Enforcement

Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Law Banning Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

December 25, 2012

“The General Assembly passed the law earlier this year and it was set to take effect Jan. 1. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs blocked the law in a Friday order as part of a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.”

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Washington D.C. Police Investigating NBC’s David Gregory for Brandishing an Illegal Firearm Magazine on ‘Meet the Press’

December 25, 2012

“In a discussion about gun control, host David Gregory brandished a 30-round magazine purportedly for an AR-15 or similar “assault rifle.” The discussion took place on December 23, during the broadcast of NBC’s Sunday morning political talk show.”

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Car Chase and Shooting in Houston Kills Two People, Including a Police Officer

December 24, 2012

“A police officer and a bystander died from wounds suffered in a parking lot shootout after a car chase in a Houston metropolitan area Monday morning, police said.”

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Webster, NY, Firefighter Murderer William Spengler was a Convicted Felon, Couldn’t Legally Own Guns

December 24, 2012

“Spengler was found near the home where the fire began with “several different types of weapons,” Pickering said. As a convicted felon, he is not allowed to own guns.”

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UPDATE: Firefighter Shooter in Webster New York, Identified as Convicted Murderer William Spengler

December 24, 2012

“Spengler was convicted of manslaughter in 1981 for “beating his 92-year-old grandmother with a hammer,” according to state prison documents.”

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Indian Government “Clamping Down” on Anti-Rape Protests

December 24, 2012

“After two days of violent clashes between demonstrators and police over the gruesome gang rape of a young medical student on Dec. 16, protests were muted Monday as authorities imposed a heavy security presence on the streets.”

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Firefighters Shot in Webster, New York, were Deliberately Set-Up in a Trap

December 24, 2012

“The firefighters were shot as they exited their vehicles amid a small cluster of homes along Lake Ontario just before 6 a.m. ET, officials said, victims of what may have been a deadly trap.”

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Four Volunteer Firefighters Shot (Two Killed) After Responding to a Fire in Webster, New York

December 24, 2012

“The alleged assailant, who also died, apparently took aim at the firefighters as they arrived at an early morning house and vehicle fire in the Rochester-area town of Webster, Police Chief Gerald Pickering said.”

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U.S. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales Court-Martialed, Accused of Killing 16 Afghan Civilians

December 23, 2012

“The military has referred the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to a court-martial authorized to consider capital punishment, according to a military statement released Wednesday.”

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Peter Madoff, Bernie Madoff’s Brother, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

December 20, 2012

“Peter Madoff, 67, pleaded guilty in June to criminal charges including conspiracy to commit securities fraud for falsifying the books and records of the investment advisory company founded by his brother, Bernard Madoff.”

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Teen Shot and Killed with a Rifle After an Argument over Paintball

December 20, 2012

“The alleged shooter, 16-year-old Braiden McCahren, has been charged as an adult, with first degree murder… The Capital Journal in Pierre reports that the teens somehow bought a .22 caliber rifle from a local gun shop.”

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Michigan Man Accused of Firing a Handgun at Motorists along the I-96 Corridor Charged with Terrorism

December 20, 2012

“Casteel is accused of shooting at 24 people, mostly motorists, in October in Oakland, Livingston, Shiawassee and Ingham counties. A number of shootings occurred on I-96, but the vast majority happened along other nearby roads.”

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Man Sets Fire to a Mosque in Ohio, Claiming He Got “Riled Up” By Fox News

December 20, 2012

“Linn also said he had been drinking heavily prior to driving his truck to the mosque, consuming as many as 45 beers in seven hours.”

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Report: Adam Lanza was afraid of being committed to a Psychiatric Institution

December 18, 2012

“Adam Lanza, 20, targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she loved him”.”

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Police: Paula Broadwell won’t be charged with Cyberstalking in connection to the General Petraeus Affair Scandal

December 18, 2012

“Broadwell sent harassing e-mails to a Tampa socialite whom she apparently believed was threatening her relationship with Petraeus. The Tampa woman, Jill Kelley, shared the e-mails with an FBI agent, and the agency later opened an investigation.”

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