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Discipline possible for ex-cop’s actions in Ferguson
A former St. Louis-area cop might be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters       
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Ex-officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state commission has ruled that a former police officer can be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters more than two years ago. Raymond D. Albers was a lieutenant for St. Ann police. He was working at a protest 10 days after ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | St. Louis Missouri Rifle Joseph Pulitzer Police Semi-automatic rifle Constable St. Louis Post-Dispatch Legal professions
Minot police arrest suspect in shootings a week apart
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot police have arrested a suspect in two shootings at an apartment a week apart. Authorities found 16 shell casings at the scene on Sept. 2, and report that another 15 rounds were fired late Thursday. No one was injured. About 15 minutes after the latest ...
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Maine hunters await results of expanded deer lottery Friday
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine hunters are about to find out who will benefit from the state's decision to bump up the number of deer hunting permits it is giving out this year. This year the state increased the number of "any deer" hunting permits by 60 percent. The state ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hunting Deer Rifle White-tailed deer Game Hunting Act 2004 Hunting license Survival skills
Woman pleads guilty to reduced charge in factory shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A woman accused of giving her former boyfriend guns that he used in a shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Sarah Jo Hopkins of Newton acknowledged in court Thursday that she didn't alert authorities that a convicted felon ...
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Cuomo calls on community to end J'Ouvert violence
Gov. Cuomo called the fatal shootings at this year’s J’Ouvert celebration completely unacceptable — but not enough to cancel the 2017 event.
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Michigan man, 25, shot dead by police after stealing gun
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.        
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Labor Day weekend violence continues with two nonfatal shootings
The spate of violence across the city during the Labor day weekend continued with two more nonfatal shootings Monday — and one victim appeared to have been wounded by accident. Officers who were called to the 2100 block of Aiken Street at 9:25 a.m. Monday found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Labor Day Sunday Rifle Firearms Firearm Shooting Gun Patrol
Texas shooting suspect says he planned crime with the devil
Kody Lott says he was upset he didn't have a girlfriend and planned the shooting of two teen girls with the devil. Kody LottWichita Falls Police via Twitter  WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- A man accused of shooting two teen girls as they walked home from school, killing one, told police that he planned the crime with the help of the devil, reports say. The Wichita Falls Times Record News obtained the arrest warrant affidavits for Kody Lott, 20, who has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with last week's shooting. (The affidavits can be seen below. Mobile users can see them here.) In the affidavit, police say Lott confessed to shooting Lauren Landavazo and Makayla Smith, both 13, on Sept. 2. The two girls were walking home from school when Lott reportedly pulled up in his car and fired at least 15 shots from a .22-caliber rifle. Lauren was hit 14 times and was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Makayla was wounded but survived.  Lott was arrested a day later after police received a report of a person acting suspiciously and were given the license-plate number from Lott's vehicle. Officers searched Lott's vehicle and found a spent casing from a .22-caliber rifle. Police say Lott thought Lauren was attractive but knew she had a boyfriend, and Lott was angry he didn't have a girlfriend. He told police he went to his father's apartment and retrieved a .22-caliber rifle and waited for Lauren and Makayla to walk by. Lott told police he was upset that the killing had been described in the media as "senseless," say he had planned the shooting while speaking with the devil. Lott is being held in jail on a $4 million bond. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.  Kody Lott's Arrest Affidavits by orlando_floresjr on Scribd
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Officer kills man suspected of stealing gun from store
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.        
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Cops: Man linked to Sunday homicide in custody
Lawrence Isaac McCree Jr. was arrested without incident around 3:15 p.m. in the area of Fairview and Canfield        
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Murder suspect tried to flee Detroit crime scene naked
A Detroit man is accused of killing one man, wounding another, then trying to run away in the nude.        
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Alleged killer tried to flee Detroit crime scene naked
A Detroit man is accused of killing a man in front of a home, shooting another, then trying to flee in the nude.        
49 points by Detroit Free Press | Murder Assault Labor Day Capital punishment Crime Rifle Crimes Homicide
Arms smugglers used postal service to deliver weapons from US to Russia – FSB (VIDEO)
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested alleged arms smugglers in nationwide raids, saying the suspects have used international postal services to ship weapons from the US to Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants
PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally.
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Police arrest 2, seize 5 pounds of pot and $3,000
Baltimore police said Saturday they found a gun, drugs and cash, and arrested a couple in a raid in the Fallstaff neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore. Following an investigation, detectives seized 5 pounds of marijuana, a loaded 9 mm handgun, more than $3,000 and narcotic manufacturing equipment...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Firearm Gun Handgun Police Cannon Criminal Investigation Department Rifle Semi-automatic pistol
St. Louis officer hurts hand in pursuit that nets 4 arrests
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a St. Louis police officer has injured his hand during a pursuit that led to four arrests. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says doctors determined the officer hadn't been shot, although the 29-year-old initially thought that's what caused his injury. The St. Louis ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | St. Louis Missouri Rifle Constable St. Louis Post-Dispatch Machine gun English-language films St. Louis Globe-Democrat Joseph Pulitzer
Landlord finds crossbows, swords in dead tenant’s apartment
A landlord cleaning out a deceased tenant’s apartment in Manhattan this week found a stash of weapons, including crossbows and ninja swords, police sources said. The landlord was inside a sixth-floor apartment on 215th Street near Seaman Avenue in Inwood around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday when he made the shocking discovery of two fake grenades, two...
28 points by New York Post | Firearm Handgun Rifle Machine gun Weapon Projectile Assault rifle Gun
Suspected Cleveland gang member Jesus Bey indicted on slew of charges in fatal gunfight outside bar
Jesus Bey, accused of belonging to the street gang Loyal Always, has been indicted on a host of charges in a Jan. 25 gunfight outside a Cleveland bar that left two men dead. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An accused member of a Cleveland street gang has been indicted on a host of charges in the Jan. 25 gunfight outside a Cleveland bar that left two men dead. A grand jury handed up murder, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges against 24-year-old Jesus Bey in a gang shooting outside Harvard Wine and Grill that left Julius Claxton and Darien Hayes dead, according to court records.  Bey, whose attorney says never fired a gun during the assault, is also charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm on a prohibited premises, being a felon in possession of a firearm and illegally possessing a firearm inside of a bar.  He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday and remains jailed on $1 million bond. The charges against Bey are related only to Claxton's death, according to court records. Several of the charges carry criminal gang, repeat violent offender and firearm specifications that could add more than a decade onto his sentence if he's eventually convicted. Police have said that Bey is a member of the street gang Loyal Always and that Claxton had ties to the 9300 gang based on East 93rd Street.  Bey was outside the Harvard Wine and Grill when Claxton pulled up in a stolen Nissan Rogue and started firing, court records say. Bey returned fire as he ran alongside Claxton's car, police say. Claxton was found dead with gunshot wounds to his head and body, records say. Hayes was found dead on the sidewalk near the Nissan wearing a black ski mask. Rifle ammunition was found next to his body, police said. Investigators found a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun inside the Nissan, police said. Bullets shattered the bar's windows. About 50 people were inside the bar at the time but no one inside was injured, police said. Cleveland police vice detectives drove to the area and saw a large crowd gathering outside the bar. An SUV sped away as someone inside fired several shots at the undercover police cruiser, police said. Another police officer tried to stop the SUV on East 136th and Benwood Avenue. The driver sped off but stopped at East 55th Street and Cedar Avenue, police said. Police found two handguns inside the SUV and arrested two men. One of them, Cedric Shephard, 32, has since been charged with fleeing from the police. He is not charged in connection with the shootout. Bey's attorney, Angelo Lonardo, said in court filings that surveillance video shows Bey never fired a gun during the shootout. Lonardo said he did not see the video but an employee at the bar told him what it showed. The video showed a Rogue pull up beside Bey, a masked man open fire, and another man who was not Bey return fire at the SUV, Lonardo wrote in a letter to prosecutors.  Bey's name surfaced in the trial of Douglas Shine Jr., who was convicted of killing three men inside a Warrensville Heights barbershop as part of a feud with members of the Loyal Always gang. Bey was imprisoned at the time of that shootings and recorded phone calls between Bey and Shine were played at Shine's trial. Shine was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. To comment on this story, please visit Wednesday's crime and courts comments page.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Rifle Manslaughter Police Jury Handgun Gun Firearm
Police raids seize 800 guns, assault rifles & Kalashnikov
British police seized more than 800 firearms, including assault rifles and a loaded Kalashnikov, during an intensive month-long, multi-agency counterterrorism operation. Read Full Article at RT.com
160 points by Russia Today | Machine gun Assault rifle Firearm Rifle Crime Terrorism Ammunition Carbine
Nampa man accidentally shot while hunting
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A Nampa man was badly injured after he was accidentally shot while hunting. The Post Register (http://bit.ly/2capesj ) reports 42-year-old Brant Balls was hunting with his mother, Carol Balls, in eastern Idaho on Saturday when her rifle accidentally fired. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Idaho Idaho Falls Idaho Rifle Washington Accident Bonneville County Idaho Nampa Idaho Injury
State-of-the-art weaponry presented at int’l military expo in Russia
State-of-the-art weapons, including tanks, artillery and air defense systems, are on display at the international military expo “Army 2016” outside Moscow, with 80 delegations from across the world attending. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police: Delaware man arrested after crash reveals stolen gun
GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) - A car crash led to the arrest of a Delaware man who authorities say had a stolen rifle inside his vehicle. Delaware State Police said in a statement late Saturday that 48-year-old Robert T. Reed of Greenwood lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a slight ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Machine gun Rifle English-language films Delaware Automobile Small arms Firearm Carbine
8yo boy kills 5yo sister and injures brother with handgun
A Florida mother could face criminal charges after her 8-year-old son killed his younger sister and injured his brother with a handgun while they were home alone. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More than 400 Islamic State suspects arrested in Turkey by counter-terrorism squads
Brooks HaysFeb. 5 (UPI) -- In the largest roundup yet, Turkish counter-terrorism police detained nearly 450 people suspected of involvement with the Islamic State.
46 points by UPI | Terrorism Turkey United Press International Hamas Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Counter-terrorism Irregular military Rifle
French soldiers robbed of assault rifles & ammo in McDonald’s parking lot
Breakfast at McDonald’s has left two French soldiers, who are part of the counter-terrorism Operation Sentinelle. without their assault rifles and ammunition, local press reports. The robbery comes amid an extended state of emergency in France. Read Full Article at RT.com
6344 points by Russia Today | Ammunition Rifle Terrorism Machine gun Attack 2016 Attack! Assault rifle
One killed, two wounded in Owings Mills condo shooting
One person is dead and two others are injured after a triple shooting in an Owings Mills condominium. Baltimore County police said they found two men and a woman inside a condo on the first block of Continental Court at 10 a.m. All three had gunshot wounds, police said. Dominic Boyd, 39, was dead...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Baltimore Rifle Woman Wound Injuries Owings Mills Maryland Leo White
Prosecutors clear Coppin State University officer in shooting
Prosecutors have cleared a Coppin State University police officer of criminal charges in the shooting death of a man who opened fire near the school's campus in December.Carroll County State's Attorney Brian L. DeLeonardo said the officer who fired "did so based upon a reasonable belief that 18-year-old...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Coppin State University Criminal law Firearm Police Fanny Jackson Coppin Prosecution Rifle
Aurora gang member gets 9 years for shooting
A 23-year-old Aurora gang member was sentenced to 9 1/2 on Wednesday for shooting at someone he thought was in a rival gang in July.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Prison gang Crime Criminal law Kane County Illinois Illinois Rifle Aurora Illinois New York City
Phoenix teen accused in shooting ruled competent for trial
PHOENIX (AP) - A teenager accused of shooting and critically wounding a Phoenix Sunnyslope High School student earlier this year has been ruled competent to stand trial. Prosecutors say they plan to try the 16-year-old boy as an adult. The Associated Press isn't releasing his name because he's a juvenile. ...
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Teen live-streamed himself firing a rifle into neighbor’s home: cops
AKRON, Ohio — Police have arrested an Ohio teen who they say broadcast himself shooting a rifle into his neighbor’s home on Facebook Live because he was bored. The unidentified 15-year-old Akron boy was charged Wednesday night with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, discharging a firearm within city limits and an illegal weapons...
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Police: Teen broadcasts himself firing into neighbor's house
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Police have arrested an Ohio teen who they say broadcast himself shooting a rifle into his neighbor's home on Facebook Live because he was bored. The unidentified 15-year-old Akron boy was charged Wednesday night with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, discharging a firearm within ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Youth detention center English-language films Independent films Akron Ohio American films Crime Firearm Rifle
Kansas City man charged in sale of guns to investigators
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man is charged with selling more than a dozen firearms, including assault-style rifles, to undercover federal agents. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2fZB3SQ ) reports that 29-year-old Cory Adams is charged with eight counts of using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illegal drug trade Drug Missouri Firearm Carbine Recreational drug use Rifle Clandestine chemistry
Serbian military to check arms depot security after guns disappear
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's defense minister on Thursday ordered urgent security checks at all weapons depots after dozens of semiautomatic handguns, five assault rifles and two crates of ammunition went missing from a storage site in Belgrade.
14 points by Reuters | Reuters Yugoslavia Thomson Reuters News agency World War II Bosnia and Herzegovina Machine gun Rifle
2nd ballistics exam on Phoenix suspect's gun is inconclusive
PHOENIX (AP) - A gun belonging to the former suspect in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings last year has undergone a second independent ballistics examination. The results reportedly were inconclusive as to whether the gun was used in the shootings and Leslie Merritt Jr.'s lawyers want to have the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Firearm Projectile Gun Firearms Rifling Handgun Parkway Rifle
Man charged in shooting death of 18-year-old mom in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old mother near the Beale Street tourist destination in Memphis. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 19-year-old Kwasi Corbin fired an assault rifle from a car into a crowd ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Memphis Tennessee Tennessee Rifle Assault Murder Beale Street Brazil Lawyer
Dollars or deer, hunting opener is still big bucks
Numbers for mid-week start to season are a bit slack, but that’s as expected        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Deer Hunting Week-day names Weekend White-tailed deer Saturday Workweek Rifle
Two cuffed, 2 more sought in Manhattan gang-related shooting
Cops arrested two men — and are searching for two more — in connection with the gang-related shooting of a 25-year-old man.
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Woman shot in head by deputies during standoff found guilty of gun charges
Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that Elizabeth Kloss was intoxicated and suicidal when she was shot by police during an armed standoff in McHenry County and later charged with several weapons offenses.Sheriff's deputies testified at her trial last month that they feared for their safety...
25 points by Chicago Tribune | Rifle Suicide AR-15 Semi-automatic rifle Semi-automatic firearm Assault rifle McHenry County Illinois Firearm
St. Louis officer accused of planting gun on man that he shot
Clips from police and surveillance footage show what happened after officer Jason Stockley shot 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith.
12870 points by Daily News | Firearm St. Louis Missouri Handgun Gun Rifle Police car Constable Car chase
Man shot in face during home invasion in north Houston
A man was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning with a bullet lodged in his face after a shooting during a home invasion in north Houston.
67 points by The Houston Chronicle | Firearm Houston Police Department Rifle
Shooting trial renews scrutiny of Albuquerque police
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department's handling of a deadly standoff with a homeless man who was mentally ill came under renewed scrutiny Monday as a prosecutor trying the two former officers accused in the shooting argued that…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Detective Murder Constable Criminal Investigation Department Police officer Crime Rifle
Oregon refuge biologist says office was 'completely trashed'
The Oregon standoff trial entered its second week with a fish biologist testifying that occupiers left her office at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge "completely trashed." Linda Beck said she returned to the refuge in mid-February to find items that ...
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Oregon standoff trial enters second week
The Oregon standoff trial entered its second week with a fish biologist testifying that occupiers left her office at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “completely trashed.”
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Police: Man, ex-wife found dead in suspected murder-suicide
MORROW, Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a man fatally shot his ex-wife in a murder-suicide near a suburban Cincinnati school. Hamilton Township Police Chief Scott Hughes says 39-year-old David Garrett was holding an assault-style rifle in the driveway of the woman's home when officers arrived there Sunday afternoon. Hughes ...
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Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away
A British sniper took out a top ISIS executioner with a single bullet from nearly a mile away — just seconds before the fiend burned 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower. The ace sharpshooter turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball when he expertly shot a single round into the...
96840 points by New York Post | Special Air Service Counter-terrorism Australian Special Air Service Regiment British Army Marksman Terrorism Rescue Rifle
San Bernadino terror report shows heroism by cops, victims
The SWAT team was just finishing up a "active-shooter" training exercise when they got the call that a real-life massacre was taking place.
1264 points by CNN | Police Constable Officer Police officer Sheriff Sergeant Rifle Assault rifle
3 men risked their lives trying to stop San Bernardino massacre
LOS ANGELES — As their colleagues were cut down by gunfire, three men rushed a shooter in an attempt to thwart the San Bernardino terror attack, according to an in-depth report of the massacre that provided new details Friday. The three county employees were shot in the rampage by a colleague and his wife. The report...
312 points by New York Post | Police Rifle Victim Collegiality Officer Officer San Bernardino California
New report: 3 men tried to stop San Bernardino massacre
An in-depth report of the San Bernardino terror attack released Friday revealed new details about the chaotic massacre, including an effort to stop the shooters and how the husband and wife who carried them out died in a police shootout. It was not clear if any ...
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