Monday February 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Obama activist group provides training manual to protest Trump

An Obama activist group is training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans when Republican lawmakers return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings. Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama, is distributing the training manual to anti-Trump activists.  More…

Roman Polanski Wants Back in U.S. to Settle Criminal Case

Roman Polanski will make a move next week to return to the U.S. and end his criminal case for good, without serving additional jail time. Polanski’s famed lawyer, Harland Braun, has asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a long-secret transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case.  More…

‘Dreamer’ arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, ICE says he was a “self-admitted gang member”

U.S. authorities detained a Mexican immigrant protected by an Obama-era program that defers deportation for thousands of young illegal immigrants known as “dreamers.” What the mainstream media failed to report, however, ICE spokesperson Rose Richeson said in a statement that Ramirez Medina was a “self-admitted gang member” and a “risk to public safety.”  More…

Mint worker gets prison for smuggling gold in his butt

He really was sitting on a gold mine. Leston Lawrence, a Royal Canadian Mint worker convicted of stealing 22 gold “pucks” by smuggling them in his rectum, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Thursday. Lawrence was convicted of stealing the gold pieces worth more than $127,000 during a three-month period.  More…

Security arrests Charles Oakley at Knicks game

Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards.  More…

Michigan Man Whose Drug Sentence Commuted By Obama Is Shot Dead

A man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted in November by President Barack Obama has been fatally shot at a federal halfway house in Michigan after two men with assault-style rifles sought him out, police said.  More…

Drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars

A Texas man whose life sentence on drug charges was commuted by former President Obama is back behind bars after cops caught him with more than two pounds of cocaine following a high-speed chase. During his eight years in office, Obama commuted 1,715 prison sentences, more than any other president.  More…

NY Jogger murder suspect: I strangled her because ‘I was angry’

The man accused of killing Karina Vetrano told cops he strangled the beautiful Queens jogger simply because he was in a bad mood, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday. “I was angry. I had some issues at home. I just lost it. When I saw her, I just hit her and kept hitting her. I hit her and choked her,’’ said unemployed Chanel Lewis, 20, according to sources.  More…

Emmett Till’s accuser admits: It was all a lie

A white woman who accused Emmett Till of verbally and physically accosting her in Mississippi in 1955 – inflaming tensions around the murder that helped spark the civil-rights movement — has admitted she lied, according to a new book. The Chicago boy, who had been visiting relatives in the segregated cotton country of the Deep South, was kidnapped, beaten and shot four days later.  More…

Pro golfer plays in tourney hours after extreme DUI arrest

PGA Tour player Steven Bowditch was arrested for extreme DUI early Friday, getting out of jail soon enough to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in the afternoon. Scottsdale police said Bowditch had a blood-alcohol level over 0.20 percent. Responding to a 911 report about a truck “swerving all over the road,” officers observed the vehicle sit through two greens lights without moving, and found the 33-year-old Australian asleep behind the wheel.  More…

Sarah Silverman urges military to overthrow Donald Trump

Sarah Silverman has called for a military coup against President Donald Trump. The comedian posted in all-capital letters Wednesday night to her nearly 10 million followers to “wake up & join the resistance.” She added, “Once the military is w us fascists get overthrown.” Silverman tweeted amid the violent riots that broke out in Berkeley.  More…

Former ice queen Tonya Harding isn’t looking too hot these days

She once exhibited elegance as a figure skater, but just look at her now. Notorious Olympic hellion Tonya Harding is barely recognizable as she sits smoking a cigarette in her Mickey Mouse pajama pants outside her Washington state home a few days ago.  More…

Trump blasted Australian prime minister during ‘worst call by far’

Trump told Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull that the conversation was “the worst call by far” among talks with various world leaders that day and ended by Trump hanging up on him after just 25 minutes. Trump was incensed that the Prime Minister expected him to abide by an Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia.  More…

Violent Protests, Fires Prompt UC Berkeley to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Event – No Arrests Made

A scheduled speech by controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley led to violent protests that caused the event to be called off, the university said. “The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus.” UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett said Wednesday night she wasn’t aware of any arrests made by the department.  More…

Why New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions

A recent study found that more than half of the cigarettes consumed in New York are smuggled in — the nation’s highest rate. For 2015, the state lost $1.63 billion because of untaxed sales. The $13-a-pack Marlboros you buy in Manhattan — with the correct tax stamps — comes with $4.35 state tax levy and an additional $1.50 in city tax — the result of a decade-long quadrupling in local tobacco taxes.  More…