[credit provider=”Flickr/yamuhaton” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiksbalayon/2520718763/”] As we Americans confront our latest episode of innocent civilians being slaughtered by some nut-job with legal guns, a few folks have wondered aloud again about whether there’s a way to reduce these episodes.One of the ideas, not surprisingly, is to have tighter gun-control laws.
[credit provider=”YouTube screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnBbcnPNEus”] Warner Bros. is donating an undisclosed sum to the victims of last Friday’s mass shooting at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., and is encouraging its employees to do the same.A spokeswoman for Warner Bros. told TheWrap that the company communicated with […]
[credit provider=”Warner Brothers / The Dark Knight”] Worldwide box office numbers are finally out, and as expected, “The Dark Knight Rises” reigned at theatres, gaining notoriety for making box-office history by earning $160.8 million opening weekend; however, the Caped Crusader fell short of his $195 million estimated mark.Warner Bros. made […]
University of Colorado officials disclosed Monday that mass shooting suspect James Holmes was being paid $26,000 a year for his studies, money that could have financed the cache of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices found in his apartment.
Jon Stewart tore into ABC News’ Brian Ross for falsely and recklessly connecting the Aurora, Colorado shooter with the Tea Party on The Daily Show Monday night.
[credit provider=”MSNBC”] In the few days since Friday’s massacre at a premiere of the new Batman movie, Coloradans are scrambling to get background checks and training to become armed.There were 1,216 background checks conducted in Colorado on Friday for people looking to purchase a gun, a 43 per cent increase […]
[credit provider=”Facebook”] A Colorado man who survived Friday’s “Dark Knight Rises” tragedy is blaming Warner Bros. for a massacre that traumatized him and left his friend dead.Torrence Brown, Jr. plans to sue Warner Bros., the Century 16 theatre, and even shooting suspect James Holmes’ doctors over the trauma he endured, […]
[credit provider=”Joshua Lott/Getty Images” url=”https://secure.gettyimages.com/SubscriptionDownload/Download/149129285″] In an in-depth profile of Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers, published Sunday, The Atlantic highlights a prosecutor so in favour of the death penalty that she once billed the state for charges her county racked up during capital prosecutions. Chambers is in charge of prosecuting […]
[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/HollywoodTricia”] Playboy model Tricia Evans describes herself as an “actress and animal lover” and “controversial tweeter” on her Twitter page, but for many, her recent comments crossed a line.On the same day as the horrifying shootings in Aurora, Colorado, where at least twelve people were killed and dozens more wounded during the […]
[credit provider=”Dave Hosford/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/baltimoredave/4400415668/sizes/m/”] A police officer in New York shot and killed his son, who investigators say he thought was an intruder.The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the 59-year-old Rochester man and Parry Police Department Officer was staying in a motel in Old Forge in the Adirondack Mountains where the shooting occurred Saturday morning.
[credit provider=”Maine State Police via The Bangor Daily News” url=”http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/23/news/portland/police-arsenal-of-guns-seized-from-biddeford-man-who-saw-batman-movie-with-loaded-weapon/?ref=polbeat”] When police pulled over a man for driving 112 miles per hour on Saturday night, they got more than they bargained for.Maine State Police found an AK-47 assault rifle, four handguns, several boxes of ammunition, and clippings about Friday’s mass […]
James Holmes had his first day in court Monday morning, where he sported bright orange hair and a maroon jumpsuit.
[credit provider=”Reuters” url=”http://live.reuters.com/Event/Colorado_Dark_Knight_Shooting”] A criminal defence attorney representing the family of the alleged Colorado “Dark Knight Rises” shooter said ABC and other media outlets wrongly implied Arlene Holmes identified her son as the gunman.Arlene Holmes reportedly said early Friday that she wasn’t surprised her son James was the man behind […]
[credit provider=”The Joker”] Heath Ledger‘s father is calling for America to tighten its gun laws in the wake of the deadly theatre shootings in Colorado.”It’s terrible – the whole circumstances,” Heath’s father Kim told Australia’s Herald Sun. “The guy’s obviously a nut case. He has obviously lost it. I think what […]
[credit provider=”Screengrab” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUQNpG5SVnY”] Update 7/25 3:50P.M.: Warner Bros. is now reportedly eying a January 11, 2013 release date for the film.
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OyrRJ2CjeI”] Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti might have just taken home our Monday morning honours for having the tackiest political event in light of the Aurora massacre, with his $30 per-person Dark Knight fundraiser in Florida tonight.”Enjoy a night out to see the hottest movie of the summer, The Dark Knight […]
[credit provider=”Youtube/mixedbagofgoods” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu9YVHf43GU”] A Colorado woman got what we can only assume was an unwelcome surprise Friday afternoon when she logged in to her Match.com profile to find out the dating service had matched her with Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes.Holmes is accused of opening fire on a theatre full […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CBS”] In 2004, as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney banned the sale of assault weapons like the one used to spray 50-60 bullets a minute in the Colorado massacre.On FOX News, Romney explained his position as follows:
[credit provider=” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)”] Colorado movie theatre shooting suspect James Holmes allegedly tried to join a gun range last month but was turned down because of a “freakish at best” outgoing voicemail message on Holmes’ phone.Holmes allegedly opened fire early Friday morning on a theatre full of moviegoers attending […]
On Sunday night, President Barack Obama told the incredible story of 19-year-old Allie Young and her best friend, 21-year-old Stephanie Davies, who had survived the horrific Colorado theatre shooting just after midnight Friday.
[credit provider=”Denver Channel” url=”https://twitter.com/DenverChannel/status/226345573366771712/photo/1″] More information is emerging about James Holmes, the quiet 24-year-old allegedly behind Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado screening of the latest Batman movie.Holmes, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado at Denver, had won a neuroscience training grant from the National Institutes of […]
While police are trying to enter the home of “Dark Knight Rises” shooting suspect James Holmes, we are now learning more details about the gunman.
[credit provider=”www.chinahush.com” url=”http://www.chinahush.com/2012/07/21/chinese-girl-witnesses-batman-premiere-shooting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChinaHush+%28ChinaHush%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] A 19-year-old Chinese American girl witnessed the Batman premiere shooting. She wrote down her thoughts on guokr.com. There is the translation:
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojnz08uV1QM&feature=player_embedded#!”] (This is the seventh in a series of stories about the science behind the Olympics to run daily this week.)
[credit provider=”Warner Bros.”] By Brian TruittUSA TODAY
[credit provider=”Denver Channel” url=”https://twitter.com/DenverChannel/status/226345573366771712/photo/1″] Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes may have planned to lure police into his booby-trapped home by playing loud music to attract a noise investigation.Holmes, who killed 12 people during a screening of the new “Batman” film in Aurora, Colorado, is understood to have set a timer […]
[credit provider=”Warner Bros. / The Dark Knight”] “The Dark Knight Rises” director Christopher Nolan, has issued the following statement regarding the shooting in Colorado early Friday morning: “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] One of the guns that suspect James Holmes used in the Colorado theatre massacre of at least 12 people early Friday morning is quickly reigniting the gun-control debate. The AR-15 is a semi-automatic assault rifle that is a civilian version of the military’s M-16. According to CNN, it’s capable […]
[credit provider=”Leif K-Brooks on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurleif/32073142/”] Known for its snide humour and circulating statements that are completely false, one of the latest posts at The Onion is probably painfully true—even if couched in sarcasm.The Onion‘s thesis? Tragedies like the mass killing at an Aurora, CO, screening of The Dark Knight […]
The Daily News has picked up a copy of “The Dark Knight Returns,” a 1986 graphic novel by Frank Miller that has striking similarities to last night’s movie theatre shooting.
[credit provider=”Getty”] The theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, today that left 12 dead and 71 injured gave way to some terribly irresponsible reactions from prominent figures in the media and in politics. First was ABC’s Brian Ross, who suggestively reported on air that the shooter, named James Holmes, could have been a […]
Fox 31 in Denver posted this raw video of a three-month-old infant injured in the Colorado movie theatre shooting being released from the hospital.
[credit provider=”MSNBC”] 70-one people were shot when James Holmes reportedly opened fire on a theatre full of moviegoers during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises, according to a Colorado police news conference this afternoon.Twelve died during the shooting. — two at area hospitals and 10 at the scene, […]
UPDATE: The Denver shooting suspect may have been impersonating the Joker.
[credit provider=”Warner Bros. screencap” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBa5gPI6zgQ&feature=player_embedded#!”] This morning, Warner Brothers pulled the trailer for upcoming film “Gangster Squad” from screenings of “The Dark Knight Rises,” which debuted in theatres last night. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. held a meeting this morning to deliberate on whether or not to pull the trailer.
Here’s an ill-timed tweet from an NRA-affiliated Twitter account, just hours after the theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, that killed at least 12 and wounded at least 50:
[credit provider=”CNN/screenshot”] President Barack Obama just addressed the nation on the Colorado shooting tragedy. He spoke in Fort Myers, Fla., at what was supposed to be a campaign event. Much of the crowd, at times cheering “Four More Years,” appeared to be confused about what was going on.
[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/james.holmes.7712″] In the aftermath of the tragedy in the Colorado movie theatre, the suspect was identified as James Holmes, a 24-year-old white man.But in a rush to glean anything they could about the suspect, reporters apparently contacted the wrong guys.
[credit provider=”Fox News”] In the aftershock of an incident like this morning’s Colorado Batman shooting, we are left wondering why — what propels a person into a theatre, to shoot strangers at random. Is there something in his brain that’s blown a circuit? Is it how he was raised? Is […]
[credit provider=”Spencer Platt/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=michael+bloomberg&assetType=image&subuid=7319317″] New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s staunchest supporters of stricter gun-control laws, called on the two presidential candidates to detail “what they are going to do about guns” after this morning’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado.Bloomberg appeared on New York radio station WOR […]
At least 12 people have died in a shooting in Aurora, Colorado early this morning at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight. Here are the details that we know so far:
[credit provider=”Getty”] Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney gave strong reactions to the Aurora, Colorado, shooting this morning, and Obama will address the nation in Fort Myers, Fla., around 11:20 a.m.Obama canceled campaign events today in light of the shooting. Here’s the statement from the Obama campaign:
One of the reported victims in the Aurora, Colorado, shooting this morning was Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster. Peter Burns, a Fox Sports radio host, tweeted that she came to Denver to pursue a sportscasting career (Ghawi’s handle is @JessicaRedfield):
[credit provider=”ABC”] ABC apologized today after an earlier report this morning claiming that the Colorado theatre shooter, James Holmes, might have been a member of a Colorado tea party organisation. ABC reporter Brian Ross said on air during ABC’s “Good Morning America” that there was “a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on […]
[credit provider=”Toby Canham/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/television-journalist-barbara-walters-participates-in-town-news-photo/81077511#”] Right now, the whole world is talking about the explosive George Zimmerman interview in which he said 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death was part of “God’s plan.”For his first-ever interview, Zimmerman sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Trayvon Martin’s parents spoke out Thursday morning against George Zimmerman’s assertion that their son’s death was “all God’s plan.”
In his first-ever TV interview Wednesday night, George Zimmerman revealed he didn’t regret following Trayvon Martin or packing a gun the night he killed the 17-year-old.
[credit provider=”ESPN”] A Sanford, Fla. resident wants to see how George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial “plays out” before his neighbours build a permanent memorial to the unarmed 17-year-old Zimmerman killed.Frank Taaffe, who supports George Zimmerman, walked door-to-door with a petition Monday to stop Trayvon Martin’s supporters from building a permanent […]
[credit provider=”Florida State Attorney”] Jailhouse calls made by George Zimmerman reveal a man who was terrified for his family’s safety and bent on speaking in code with his wife and sister whenever possible.Nearly 150 calls were released Monday as part of an evidence dump by the Florida state attorney prosecuting […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=george%20zimmerman&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1342454008&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=364d2486603f40a2b8dc878b8d6925f5&dbm=PY2012&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Round 2!The Florida State Attorney Office has responded to a motion filed last week by George Zimmerman’s defence team asking that Judge Kenneth Lester be disqualified from the case.
[credit provider=”Youtube/AssociatedPress” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0imY74PLZTg&feature=plcp”] About 90 people were playing in a weekly pool tournament at a bar on the University of Alabama’s campus when a gunman began shooting around 12:30 A.M.
Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they stormed into the Palms Internet Cafe in Florida on Friday.
Despite prosecutors’ efforts to protect her identity, George Zimmerman’s defence has outed the woman claiming the former neighbourhood watchman sexually abused her while the two were children and teens.
[credit provider=”NBC Miami” url=”http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Back-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-Friday-160809645.html”] As we continue to sift through the trove of new evidence released today by the Florida State’s Attorney Office, we came across the much-debated statements that George Zimmerman and his family were unabashedly racist while he was growing up.The statements, made by a woman referred to […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=george%20zimmerman&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1342454008&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=364d2486603f40a2b8dc878b8d6925f5&dbm=PY2012&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] In a blockbuster interview released Monday morning, an unnamed witness told Sanford, Fla., police that George Zimmerman stuck his hands in her underwear and under her shirt while the two were children.”It started when I was 6,” she told investigators Jim Post and Jim Rick during […]
[credit provider=”CNN” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YQZDLUUXDA”] George Zimmerman is worried he won’t get a fair trial at the hands of Judge Kenneth Lester and has asked that he be disqualified, according to court documents filed by Zimmerman’s attorney Friday.In the strongly worded motion, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s lead attorney, accuses Lester of favouring the […]
He just never learns does he?
[credit provider=”George Zimmerman Legal Case” url=”http://gzlegalcase.com/”] We already showed you photos of the neighbourhood where George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a rainy night in February.Now take a look at what the entire town looked like.
[credit provider=”Sanford, Fla. police”] An unidentified witness who’s apparently close to George Zimmerman revealed sad details about the neighbourhood watchman’s life in a recently released interview with Florida investigators.Florida prosecutors released the interview along with a slew of other evidence Thursday as part of its second-degree murder case against Zimmerman, […]
[credit provider=”Feng Li/Getty Images”] As the Olympic torch struggles to find its way to London, the world waits anxiously for the Summer Olympic Games to begin.The London 2012 games should be one for the ages, with huge rivalries and showdowns soon to be settled.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1st_Street_Crime_Scene_3.jpg”] As temperatures climb in Manhattan, so do murders apparently.With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees during the past five days, New York has seen 16 murders sweep through the city, the New York Post reported.
[credit provider=”NBC Miami” url=”http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Back-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-Friday-160809645.html”] The neighbourhood watchman charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin didn’t go far after a judge ordered him released from jail for the second time.George Zimmerman, who is facing second-degree murder charges for Martin’s death, is hiding out at a safe house in Seminole County and is […]
Judge Kenneth Lester granted George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watchman charged with shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, a new bond.
[credit provider=”NBC Miami” url=”http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Back-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-Friday-160809645.html”] Judge Kenneth Lester has decided to once again release George Zimmerman on bond.But this time, he’s making things more difficult for the neighbourhood watchman accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
[credit provider=”NBC Miami” url=”http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Back-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-Friday-160809645.html”] George Zimmerman’s father Robert Zimmerman took the stand Friday morning to testify that his son was in peril the night he killed Trayvon Martin.Screams on a 911 call from that night were definitely his son’s, said Robert Zimmerman, who stared blankly in front of him throughout […]
[credit provider=”NBC Miami” url=”http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Back-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-Friday-160809645.html”] George Zimmerman did not testify at his second bond hearing Friday because his lawyers didn’t want the prosecution to ask him follow-up questions.Judge Kenneth Lester refused the defence’s request to let Zimmerman duck out of the prosecution’s questions.
George Zimmerman, the night watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is back in court this morning after Judge Kenneth Lester revoked his bond.
[credit provider=”The Orlando Sentinel” url=”http://www.orlandosentinel.com/osvideo-wofl-george-zimmerman-back-in-seminole-county-jail-20120603,0,4044584.htmlstory”] UPDATE: Judge Kenneth Lester has granted George Zimmerman’s request to appear at his bond hearing without shackles.Zimmerman will also be allowed to wear his civilian clothes, rather than his inmate’s uniform.
[credit provider=”Tim Boyle/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/chicago-police-department-investigator-works-near-the-home-news-photo/52375494#”] Despite his promise to make Chicago’s streets safer, critics say Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget cuts have made Chicago one of the nation’s most dangerous cities as a wave of gang violence sweeps through the Windy City.Homicides in Chicago have jumped by 38 per cent, increasing […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNN”] George Zimmerman didn’t recognise a police photo of Trayvon Martin just hours after he fatally shot the teenager, even though he said he was on top of Martin when witnesses came.Florida prosecutors released new evidence in the case on Tuesday afternoon.
[credit provider=”MSNBC Video” url=”http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/25/12402620-teen-lesbian-couple-found-shot-in-texas-park?lite?ocid=twitter”] On Saturday Mollie Judith Olgin and Mary Christine Chapa, a couple, were found in a thicket of grass in a Texas park and shot in the head. Olgin has died, and the town of Portland, Texas is now faced with a deeply troubling homicide case. “If we […]
George Zimmerman’s defence team released Thursday a treasure trove of recordings and video.
[credit provider=”Florida State Attorney”] Sanford, Fla., investigators taunted George Zimmerman in a post-shooting interview as they forced him to listen to the 911 call he made the night he shot teenager Trayvon Martin.The call makes it sound like Zimmerman was chasing 17-year-old Martin, but Zimmerman claims the sound was just […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of AP “] George Zimmerman recounts his own horrifying version of Trayvon Martin’s slaying in a recently released police statement.Referring to the unarmed 17-year-old as “the suspect,” Zimmerman wrote that Martin “emerged from the darkness” and began circling his vehicle.
George Zimmerman finally reveals his side of the story in newly-released police interviews from Feb. 29.In his hours-long interview, recently posted on Zimmerman’s defence site, Zimmerman told investigators 17-year-old Trayvon Martin beat him pretty badly before the fatal shot was fired.
A Buffalo, N.Y. hospital is on lockdown after a woman was fatally shot this morning, WKBW.com reports.
[credit provider=”AP”] More than 300,000 Floridians protested the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law Tuesday during the public’s first chance to comment on the law.The parents of Trayvon Martin, a teenager shot to death earlier this year, dropped off a petition containing 375,000 signatures asking for the law to be […]
[credit provider=”Seminole County Sheriff’s Department” url=”http://webbond.seminolesheriff.org/InmateInfo.aspx?bkgnbr=201200007078″] George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has been arrested in Florida for allegedly lying to the court under oath.Florida State Attorney Angela Corey claimed in a document signed Monday that Shellie Zimmerman lied about the couple’s financial status at her husband’s April bond hearing.
[credit provider=”ABC”] The federal government has officially joined the debate about states’ “Stand Your Ground” laws.The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights plans to launch a special investigation about how race effects the laws’ enforcement, USA Today reported.
[credit provider=”The Orlando Sentinel” url=”http://www.orlandosentinel.com/osvideo-wofl-george-zimmerman-back-in-seminole-county-jail-20120603,0,4044584.htmlstory”] An Orlando man and his mother have been forced to leave their home after the man was assigned George Zimmerman’s old cell phone number, the Orlando Sentinel reported.Junior Alexander Guy, 49, bought his first cell phone last month.
A UPS driver is claiming he had a mental breakdown after witnessing a gang execution during his daily route.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=john%20henry%20spooner&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1339071753&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=4446e28aaebc49a0ab7c777690bbbcaf&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] In a case possibly reminiscent of Trayvon Martin, a 75-year-old white Milwaukee man has been charged with killing an unarmed black teen.John Henry Spooner was arrested last week and charged with first-degree intentional homicide, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
[credit provider=”WSVN” url=”http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21007585058418/new-details-emerge-in-causeway-police-involved-shooting/”] New details from eye witnesses have emerged in a case of vicious cannibalism in Miami.A naked man in Miami was shot to death by police Saturday after he refused to stop gnawing on another man’s face.
[credit provider=”wkrn” url=”http://www.wkrn.com/story/18571341/driver-charged-with-throwing-hammer-into-moving-vehicle”] Nashville resident William Garton, 18, has a small anger issue. Police arrested Garton after he threw a hammer into a moving vehicle on Interstate 40, according to WKRN-TV in Nashville.The victim told police that he was travelling westbound when a red Ford Expedition pulled up to the […]
[credit provider=”@kurtzkatie” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/search/outside%20okc/slideshow/photos?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FKtkJuAyYvH”] UPDATESeven people were shot, and one pregnant women was hospitalized amid the chaos in Oklahoma City after the Thunder-Lakers game, ESPN reports.
As we continue to sift through the evidence in the George Zimmerman case recently released by a Florida prosecutor, we discovered two 911 calls from shocked neighbours the night of the shooting.
[credit provider=”ABC”] A tiny Florida police department without a homicide unit might have seriously screwed up the Trayvon Martin investigation.The Sanford, Fla. police department also conducted the initial investigation while the head of its major crimes unit was on vacation, Serge F. Kovaleski reports for The New York Times.
[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-case-exclusive-photo-shows-bloodied-back/story?id=16177849#.T5FafulSSQR”] George Zimmerman might have been telling the truth.Two recently released medical reports indicate Trayvon Martin’s knuckles were injured before he died and Zimmerman sustained a broken nose and other injuries during the struggle with the teen, according to WFTV and ABC News.
An 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man and Korean War vet shot and wounded a home invasion suspect, and then forgave the man’s family when they came to apologise.
[credit provider=”AP”] Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian behind last summer’s twin terror attacks, today blasted a forensic psychiatric report deeming him insane and warned his actions could be just the beginning of violence in Europe by militant nationalists.In the sixth day of his court testimony, an adamant – but, as usual, composed […]
[credit provider=”AP”] They had to pause the trial so that the judges and onlookers could catch their breath. Today Anders Breivik described in detail how he murdered 77 people in a very short time. He killed 8 with his bomb in Oslo, and then he systematically shot 69 others, many of […]
[credit provider=”CBS News”] The gunman who opened fire at a small Christian university in Oakland, California Monday morning has been identified as 43-year-old One L. Goh, the AP reports. The former student of Oikos University was in a classroom when he went on a killing spree that left seven dead and […]
French police arrested at least 17 people in early morning raids Friday in several cities, including Toulouse, France 24 reports.
[credit provider=”AP/Bruno Martin”] The gunman who killed seven people may have been an informant for France’s intelligence services, as reported by Alastair Jamieson at msnbc.com.Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin, shot dead three Muslim soldiers as well as three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school before plunging […]
[credit provider=”France 2 via Ivan Valerio” url=”http://www.twitvid.com/IWICN”] Algerian authorities have denied Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah’s family permission to bury his body in Algeria, citing security concerns, the BBC reports. The family wanted to hold the funeral in Essouagui, a village in the province of Medea,50 miles south of the capital, […]
Al Jazeera, the only confirmed recipient of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah’s videos of his crimes, is still debating whether to air the videos according to the Qatar-based TV station.
[credit provider=”AP/Bruno Martin”] The Arab-language broadcaster Al-Jazeera has received a video from this month’s killing spree allegedly carried out by Mohamed Merah, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien.The package was received at the station’s offices in the Montparnasse neighbourhood and contained a memory card and a letter and has been given […]
[credit provider=”AP/Eric Cabanis, Pool”] The gunman responsible for seven deaths, including that of four people outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, was only finally brought down and killed by French police a few hours ago, but President Nicolas Sarkozy is already back on the campaign trail, using the shooting […]
As the French authorities continue to face off against the man allegedly responsible for seven murders, including the shooting of four people outside a Jewish school earlier this week, a clearer picture of just who he is is emerging.