Category Archives: Murder

August 20, 2016

CBS: Mexico Murder Rate 5X Higher than U.S. Despite Strict Gun Control

Mexico has “restrictive” gun control — including comprehensive background checks — and a homicide rate over five times higher than the rate in the U.S.

According to the University of Sydney’s Gun Policy center, Mexico has “restrictive” gun controls. And while there is “a right to private gun ownership” in Mexico, it rests on a “conditional guarantee” that can “limited by statute law.” Such law means Mexican citizens are limited to owning rifles of .30 caliber and smaller, revolvers of .38 caliber and smaller, and semiautomatics of 9mm and smaller.

There are also all-out bans on entire categories of firearms.

Gun Policy reports:

Civilians are not allowed to possess weapons of war, including automatic firearms, sub-machine guns, machine guns, .357 Magnum revolvers and those greater than .38 calibre, handguns greater than 9mm, rifles and carbines of .223, 7mm, 7.62 and .30 calibres, or shotguns with barrels shorter than 635mm or greater than 12 gauge.

Moreover, CBS News reports that the background check process for guns that are legal in Mexico includes a requirement for six pieces of documentation:

A birth certificate, a letter confirming employment, proof of a clean criminal record from the attorney general’s office in the applicant’s home state, a utility bill with current address, a copy of a government-issued ID and a federal social security number.

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August 16, 2016

Mexico gang drops heads in iceboxes near government building

A criminal gang in Mexico has dropped three iceboxes with a severed head in each one near a government building in Chilpancingo, the capital of the western state of Guerrero.

Three bodies were found in streets nearby.

A threatening message was left next to boxes, warning what were described as “traitors” and “blackmailers”.

Guerrero state, home to the seaside resort of Acapulco, has been plagued by years of drug-related violence.

The latest gruesome incident created havoc around Chilpancingo.

The body parts were discovered at around 03:00 local time (08:00 GMT) on Sunday morning.

Police have not yet identified the victims. The gang has identified itself as Los Jefes, or The Bosses.

Some of Mexico’s most notorious gangs have been fighting for control of drug routes along the country’s Pacific coast.

Smaller criminal groups are also known to operate in Guerrero state, kidnapping for ransom and extorting farmers and shop owners.

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August 10, 2016

Orlando shooter’s father attends Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee (Video)

Seddique Mateen seen sitting right behind Clinton.

Fla. – Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. She was supposed to be talking jobs, but started the speech off paying tribute to those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

“I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives.”

WPTV happened to notice the man, who has a mustache and was wearing a red hat, behind Clinton. It was Seddique Mateen, the father of Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen.

NewsChannel 5 asked Mateen what he was thinking about when Clinton spoke about the Orlando incident.

“We’ve been cooperating with the federal government, and that’s about it,” he said. “Thank you.” Mateen didn’t want to answer any other questions, but just hours later, we ran into him by chance at a rest stop on the way back to West Palm Beach. He wanted to do an interview and show us a sign he made for Clinton.

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August 2, 2016

Black Council Member Forced to Apologize for Criticizing Black-On-Black Shootings

Democratic San Diego City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole has apologized after drawing attention to black-on-black shootings — and provoking the ire of Black Lives Matter activists — during a discussion of racial profiling by police.

The controversy began with Cole holding a community meeting July 19 to allow public discussion on fatal shootings involving black Americans and police, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. 200 people and several fellow city council members — council president Sherri Lightner and members Todd Gloria, David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf — attended the event in Cole’s district.

In the Tuesday, July 26 council meeting held just one week later, Cole thanked those that attended the community meeting. Cole then speficially described a group of young people that attended as disruptive and disrespectful, but that she allowed it. She then recalled in her council meeting statement that the group had brought up racial profiling. According to Cole she had responded saying that she supports her community, but wanted to bring attention to black-on-black shootings.

“There’s more black-on-black shootings in our nation than ever before, 340 shootings and murders in Chicago the first six months, 120 shootings and murders in Memphis first six months, 28 homicides here in San Diego. Black-on-black crime is an issue and that was never addressed, that’s why when someone says to you, support, you know, do you think there’s racial profiling, yeah because blacks are shooting blacks. So who do they stop? They’re not going to stop a white male, they’re not going to stop a Hispanic male or an Asian male, they’re going to stop an African American, that’s who they’re going to stop because those are the ones that’s shooting.”

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July 26, 2016

‘Islamic State’ Chanting Attackers ‘Behead’ Priest During Morning Mass In France

An elderly priest has been killed in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France this morning by alleged Islamist attackers. His killers, who are understood to have been shot dead by French police.

UPDATE 1430 — Church was on terror hit list The Saint-Etienne du Rouvray church attacked this morning was on a terror list found on the computer of Sid Ahmed Ghlam in Aprile 2015, according to a report by Britain’s Sun. The paper states the computer came to be examined by the would-be terrorist after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while preparing an attack and called an ambulance in Paris.

The Rouen church was one of a number of places of worship on the Muslim’s lists of targets to hit.

UPDATE 1400 — Church killer was “known to security services”
At least one of the Islamists who was shot dead by police this morning after killing a Catholic priest was known to French security services. Britain’s Sky News reports one of the killers was even electronically tagged and was being monitored by counter-terrorism officers. Le Figaro reports the killer had tried to travel to Syria in 2015 but was forced to return.

He was charged with criminal association and being associated with a terrorist organisation and detained. He was later released with an electronic tag.

UPDATE 1320 — Islamic State claims responsibility, French President François Hollande confirms terrorist attack Media sources associated with the Islamic State have claimed the Rouen terror attack as their own, remarking that two of their own “soldiers” were responsible. Shortly beforehand the French President François Hollande told press that it was an act of terrorism and that both attackers had proclaimed their allegiance to the Islamic State. He called it a “disgusting attack”.

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July 25, 2016

‘Kill More Cops’ Graffiti Mural Appears on Major L.A. Freeway

A reader has e-mailed Breitbart News an image showing a graffiti mural reading “KILL MORE COPS” along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, a major commuting route in the San Fernando Valley just north of Burbank and Hollywood.

According to an e-mail from the reader, who took a photo of the graffiti in the midst of traffic, “It is right at the Sheldon exit, northbound side of the 5 freeway near van nuys CA. I have seen it for the last 3 days but not sure when it was first up. It is on a fence next to another wall.”

The graffiti comes in the wake of several murders of police officers, associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this month, five Dallas Police Department officers were killed by a sniper at a Black Lives Movement rally. A week ago, three more officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Baton Rouge had seen intense protests after police shot and killed a black man, Alton Sterling, who had allegedly been threatening a homeless man at a convenience store, and who had been wrestled to the ground at the time he was shot, where he allegedly reached for his gun as officers tried to subdue him.

Los Angeles has a particularly sensitive history with hostility toward police, following the videotaped beating of a black motorist, Rodney King, in 1991 and the subsequent riots in 1992 when officers were acquitted. Recently, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has faced scrutiny and protest over several deaths at the hands of police, including that of Ezell Ford and Redel Jones.

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Syrian ‘Refugee’ Machetes Pregnant Woman To Death, Injures Two More In Germany

A bystander ran over a machete-wielding refugee this afternoon, ending a rampage that saw a pregnant woman killed and two other injured in Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

While there are no exact details of motive to the attack yet, pictures uploaded to social media show a young bearded man in the process of being arrested and German police have told media that the perpetrator was a “Syrian refugee” who “acted alone”, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The attack is believed to have taken place before 1630 Central European Time.

UPDATE 20:17 GMT – The district of Reutlingen received, to the end of February 2016, around 3,058 migrants who share accommodation. The chart below shows the distribution of nationalities among the most represented countries of origin in the district.

UPDATE 20:15 GMT – Local news sources are now suggesting the woman in question may have been married to the asylum seeker.

The killing started this afternoon in a local “snack-bar” kebab shop according to reports in Sueddeutsche Zeitung after a “dispute” broke out between the perpetrator and others. The paper reports one woman has died, while another woman and a male are injured. Baden-Württemberg told press this afternoon that the man responsible had been arrested, that he was previously known to them, and there was “no evidence of a terrorist attack”.

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July 19, 2016

9 Killed, 55 Shot in Chicago — 33 in One Day, Marking Worst Day of Shootings in a Year

With 55 shootings and five deaths, the weekend in Chicago was particularly bloody, so much so that Sunday marked itself as having the most shootings in a single day in over a year.

Friday rang in with nine shootings and one death at around 3 PM. One of the shooting incidents included no less than three victims in the same incident.

Saturday brought two more gangland shooting deaths and one police-involved shooting. But the day also saw 21 shootings total, of which one incident included four victims and three other incidents, which included two victims each.

But it was Sunday that brought out the worst gunfire, with a whopping 33 shootings and five more deaths.

The high number of shootings was topped only by last year’s 34 shootings which occurred on July 5, 2015.

Along with the massive number of shootings in that one day, four of the incidents had two victims each.

Police also responded Sunday to a house party in the Austin neighborhood that devolved into a shooting gallery where two men ending up wounded.

The massive bloodletting came on the heels of a bloody week which saw 78 shot and ten killed between Monday and Friday afternoon.

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BLM Activist Screams “Kill All White Babies” (Video)

APPALLING RANT by Black Lives Matter activist. She screams, “The less white babies on this planet, the less of you we got. I hope they kill all the white babies!”

All the while, see the emblem on her necklace.

#BlackLivesMatter activist: “Kill all white babies”. It’s a peaceful group though & not racist at all – CNN told me. pic.twitter.com/q3fRYBFZxS

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 18, 2016

Obama said recently that one of the great things about America is the ability for individuals to protest, and it can sometimes get “messy” and “controversial” but because of the ability to protest and engage in free speech, America over time has gotten better.

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July 18, 2016

ThinkProgress LGBT Editor Zack Ford Defends Cop Killings

Zack Ford, an editor for ThinkProgress‘ LGBT section, believes it’s “no surprise” that cops are being killed in retaliation to past incidents.

In a chain of tweets, Ford tried to explain today’s events in Baton Rogue and past police killings. After calling the murders of police officers “retaliation,” he went on to say he “abhors all violence” in the same train of thought. The original tweet is now deleted, but can still be accessed via internet archive services.

As the tweets went on, Ford started to backpedal, perhaps realizing that a line has been crossed. He lamented that “a lot of people think I support murder now.”

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