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Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

April 16th, 2021 - 1:16 pm § in Racism

Was the FedEx shooting racially motivated?

While authorities work to identify victims and establish the shooter’s motive, Indianapolis “Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a ‘significant’ number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community, and the Sikh Coalition later confirmed that members of the[...]

March 31st, 2021 - 3:04 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Only in Texas: How can voting provisionally even be a crime?

“The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to review the illegal voting conviction of Crystal Mason, a Tarrant County woman facing a five-year prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction,” the Tex[...]

March 30th, 2021 - 5:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Matt Gaetz investigated for teen sex traffickiing

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL; photo) may have violated federal law by paying for an underage girl to travel with him across state lines, The Hill and Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Read story here and here. A Department of Justice investigation, begun while Trump was president, of an [...]

March 24th, 2021 - 6:18 pm § in Misc.

The AR-15 pistol

The popular AR-15 rifle, a weapon designed for war, can be tweaked in endless ways. Shown here is a rifle/pistol hybrid that can be hidden under a coat. This was the type of weapon used by the Boulder, Colorado, shooter in March 2021. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 24th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

PPE thief nabbed

“The University of Pittsburgh’s former director of emergency management stole more than 13,600 face masks meant for school employees and students and sold them online in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic,” ABC News reported on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Read story here. “[...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Law and Courts

“I hope and pray we never have a mass shooting in Boulder”

So spoke Boulder city attorney Tom Carr in 2018, when he drafted a municipal ordinance banning assault weapons from the Colorado city of over 100,000 residents. “With some exceptions, the 2018 ordinance largely banned the possession of assault weapons within city limits, describing them as [...]

March 19th, 2021 - 11:39 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Misc.

No medals for Trump-pardoned accused war criminal

Mathew Golsteyn was on a fast track to a brilliant Army career until he broke the rules. A West Point graduate, Green Beret, and decorated war hero, he probably would’ve become a general someday. Until he broke the Army’s rules in one of the worst possible ways: Bringing the service into[...]

March 17th, 2021 - 10:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Florida business owner arrested for Capitol Riot fire extinguisher assault

Robert Scott Palmer, 53 (photos), who owns and manages a cleaning and restoration business in Clearwater, Florida, has been arrested for his actions in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He now faces multiple charges (read story here). Palmer allegedly went to [...]

March 15th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Ammon Bundy arrested for masklessness

Heard of homelessness? It’s not a crime, although Republicans are trying to make it one. And they’re not just targeting the homeless; in cities run by conservatives, giving food to a homeless person could land you in jail. Going maskless isn’t the same as being homeless. That̵[...]

March 15th, 2021 - 8:29 pm § in Politics

GOP senator’s **WTF?!** description of Capitol rioters

“I knew those were people who love this country, truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law.” Read story here If you travel through the midwest, maybe you should drive around the state that elected him. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]