Category Archives: Murder

April 23, 2015

‘I want to see a cop shoot a white, unarmed teenager in the back’

Author Toni Morrison, honored by Obama, lashes out on race.

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is slamming author Toni Morrison as a “prime example of black hatred toward whites” after the author, holder of both Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, suggested police violence against whites was necessary to end racism.

In an interview with the London Telegraph, Morrison claimed: “People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race.’ This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back.

“And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’ I will say ‘yes.’”

Peterson, founder and president of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) and author of “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America,” says such comments simply mean the author is a “racist.”

In an interview with WND, Peterson explained: “Morrison and other racist blacks don’t want justice; they want revenge against white ‘oppressors.’ Until Morrison and other blacks like her stop hating white people, racism will never end.

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April 19, 2015

South Africa violence echoes deadly 2008 attacks; xenophobic aggression never really stopped

Worst hit was Gauteng province—home to both Johannesburg and the nation’s capital Pretoria—where 52 of the total 62 fatalities occurred. Tens of thousands of panicked foreigners returned to their home countries, while others flocked to South African police stations, churches or community centres seeking protection.

The spate of attacks on foreigners in South Africa that has claimed the lives of at least seven people is chillingly reminiscent of even deadlier violence in 2008 that killed 62 and sent thousands seeking refuge.

Since then, xenophobic aggression has erupted repeatedly in South Africa, a country of 54 million people that also counts two million African immigrants, 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers and many illegal aliens.

But none of those outbreaks escalated to the deadly levels seen in 2008.

That wave of violence began in Alexandra, an impoverished township north of the economic capital Johannesburg, before spreading to most of the country’s other provinces.

On May 11 of that year, two migrant workers from neighbouring African nations died in the first of what became broadening assaults across South Africa.

Local police said attackers shot, stoned, whipped and robbed foreigners accused by township residents of being thieves.

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April 17, 2015

Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

15 people on suspicion of murdering Christians at sea.

Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard — killing them — because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.

Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily, said.

The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants — Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal — threw the 12 overboard, police said.

Other people on the voyage told police that they themselves were spared “because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain,” Palermo police said.

The boat was intercepted by an Italian navy vessel, which transferred the passengers to a Panamanian-flagged ship. That ship docked in Palermo on Wednesday, after which the arrests were made, police said.

The 12 who died were from Nigeria and Ghana, police said.

Thousands of people each year make the dangerous sea journey from North Africa to Europe’s Mediterranean coast, often aboard vessels poorly equipped for the trip. Many of them attempt the voyage to flee war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

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April 15, 2015

Feds releasing hundreds of illegal immigrant rapists, murderers: report

The Obama administration has claimed that many of those releases are required by court order stemming from a years-old Supreme Court ruling, Zadvydas v. Davis, that says immigrants can’t be held indefinitely and if their home countries won’t take them back, they must eventually be released.

The administration is deporting fewer criminal aliens than it did last year, according to new statistics released Tuesday that undercut President Obama’s justification for his new amnesty, which he said was intended to free agents to focus on the most dangerous of criminals by focusing on “felons not families.”

Instead, both arrests and deportations of criminal aliens are down about 30 percent through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, signaling that agents, who have been told to stop focusing on rank-and-file illegal immigrants, have not been able to refocus on criminal illegal immigrants instead.

The data, released by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte at the beginning of a hearing with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, also showed that the 30,558 criminal aliens ICE knowingly released back into the community in 2014 had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults.

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April 7, 2015

El Salvador sees most deadly month in 10 years as violence overwhelms nation

In March 481 people were murdered – an average of 16 people a day. Death toll for was 52% higher than the same period in the previous year.

Last month 481 people were murdered in El Salvador making March the country’s most deadly month for a decade as authorities struggle to cope with the collapse of a controversial gang truce.

An average of 16 people were killed every day in the country, which is the size of Massachusetts and has a population of 6.1 million, confirming El Salvador’s place as one of the world’s most dangerous places outside a war zone.

The death toll was 52% higher than the same period in the previous year, and included the victims of six massacres, including eight people who were killed on 29 March at a truck stop just outside the capital San Salvador in a suspected dispute between transnational drug trafficking groups.

El Salvador had enjoyed a relative respite from violence after the Catholic church and the country’s previous government helped negotiate a truce between the country’s biggest street gangs, MS-13 and Calle 18 in February 2012.

The ceasefire almost halved the murder rate, and raised hopes that the country might finally emerge from decades of violence, but the delicate peace started to collapse more than a year ago.

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April 4, 2015

Kenya attack: 147 dead in Garissa University assault

At least 147 people, mostly students, have been killed in an assault by al-Shabab militants on a university in north-eastern Kenya.

Heavily armed attackers stormed Garissa University early on Thursday, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately on students.

Four of the gunman were eventually surrounded in a dormitory, and died when their suicide vests detonated.

It is the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabab.

The militants singled out Christians and shot them, witnesses said.

More than 500 students managed to escape, 79 of whom were injured. A fifth gunman has reportedly been arrested.

Eric Wekesa, a student at Garissa, told Reuters he locked himself in his room before eventually fleeing.

“What I managed to hear from them is ‘We came to kill or finally be killed.’ That’s what they said.”

“It was horrible, there was shooting everywhere,” another student, Augustine Alanga told the BBC’s Newsday programme

He said it was “pathetic” that the university was only guarded by two police officers.

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March 31, 2015

Gangs make some homicides hard to solve in Whittier’s most deadly zip code

“A lot of that is Hispanic gangs, so a lot of your targets as well as suspects are going to be Hispanics,” said Det. Louie Aguilera, who estimated that 80 to 90 percent of murders in the area are gang related.

More than four years after finding his son shot to death at their West Whittier home, Raymond Zamorano wants the man responsible to pay the price.

“I don’t know how he could get away with it,” said Zamorano, 76, who believes the man who killed his 49-year-old son, Vincent Zamorano, the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2010 was arrested and released soon after for a residential burglary.

“It’s funny that they can’t arrest him,” for his son’s murder, Zamorano said.

Vincent Zamorano’s slaying is one of 28 homicides in the 90606 ZIP code from 2000 through 2010 and one of 16 unsolved homicides in the West Whittier ZIP code, which had one of the highest rates of unsolved homicides — 59 percent — in the region, according to law enforcement data analyzed by this news organization.

Countywide, data analyzed by the Los Angeles News Group showed that of the 11,244 cases investigated as homicides, 4,862 — or 46 percent — remain unsolved in the county. Latino victims make up half of the unsolved homicides.

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March 29, 2015

Spring break revelry turns to horror as Mexican druglord kills University of Texas student in sicko human sacrifice voodoo ritual

“It was our religion, our voodoo,” Serafin told police. “We did it for success. We did it for protection.”

Mark Kilroy was a nice, normal kid who, in March 1989, headed south to Mexico for spring break.

Hundreds of thousands make the same kind of pilgrimage each year. Most return to school suffering from nothing more than the wages of too much merrymaking — sunburns, bad hangovers, or romances gone sour.

Kilroy was not so lucky. He stumbled into a world of drug cartels and nightmare religion, a mishmash of superstitions derived from Santeria, African voodoo, and ancient Aztec rites of human sacrifice.

Kilroy, 21, who was pre-med at the University of Texas, and three friends parked their car in Brownsville, on the U.S. side, and walked across the bridge over the Rio Grande to the Mexican border town of Matamoros, a top spring break hangout.

For a few days, the boys lolled on the beach, drinking and flirting with Miss Tanline contestants. In the early morning of March 14, Kilroy’s three buddies decided they had had enough and were ready to stroll back across the bridge. They found Kilroy and started to walk.

Crowds of young revelers had the same idea, so the streets were packed. Somehow on the way back to the car, Kilroy got separated from the group. His friends waited at the border, then they searched, and then they headed back to the car and waited some more. By morning, when Kilroy had not arrived, they contacted police.

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March 27, 2015

4 (black) cops killed in 7 days – where’s the outrage?

Larry Elder: Police more reluctant to shoot at minorities, but killers seem to be colorblind.

Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: “Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. …

“(Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary) described the situation as an ambush, saying the officers ‘were trying to do their job, they were trying to protect this neighborhood from someone who was shooting. And they had no other option but to do their job. And the way it appears to me, they were ambushed without warning.’ …

“Green was a veteran officer with nearly 22 years of service. He is survived by his parents and his four sons.”

Thursday, March 5: Officer Robert Wilson III, while on duty and in uniform, walked into a game store to purchase a gift for his son. Two men robbed the store, and shot and killed Officer Wilson. According to CNN: “Wilson was standing at the counter across from employees at the GameStop store when two brothers, Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams, walked in carrying guns, police said.

“They allegedly stuck up the store with at least five patrons and two employees inside.

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March 21, 2015

Mother blames state for daughter’s killing

Jodi Pier-Estepp says bungling of GPS monitoring allowed the suspects, one of whom has a criminal history in Riverside, to kill.

Jodi Pier-Estepp wants the men accused of killing her daughter to face the death penalty or spend the remainder of their lives behind bars. And she wants state officials to pay for their mistakes.

In a $20 million claim filed last year, Pier-Estepp, 40, argued that the state failed to adequately monitor the two men – both registered sex offenders wearing GPS tracking devices – who are now charged with killing her daughter and three other women.

One of those men, Steve Gordon, also kidnapped his estranged wife and daughter in Riverside in 2001 and took them to Nevada, where he hoped to persuade his wife to reconcile. That crime landed him in prison for eight years.

The other accused man, Franc Cano, was under the supervision of state parole at the time of 21-year-old Jarrae Estepp’s death. Gordon had left parole four months earlier.

Pier-Estepp’s claim was denied by the state in November, setting the stage for a possible battle in civil court involving one of Orange County’s biggest murder cases.

The claim, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday, is the latest step in a yearlong quest to obtain justice for her daughter.

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