Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

September 22nd, 2021 - 11:42 pm § in Misc.

The fugitive

First of all, I have no idea where he is. If you need to ask who “he” is, you’ve been cut off from civilization the last 2 weeks. The Daily Mail says (here), “As of Tuesday, the hashtag #GabbyPetito has received more than 650 million views on the social media platform TikTok,[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is going crazy over a mask worth it?

A California prison guard is out of jail on $50,000 bail, was put on leave from his job, and faces hate crime charges for — get this — “beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank,” Huffington Post report[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 11:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Update: South Dakota’s AG problem

One Saturday night in September 2020, texting-while-driving on his way home from a fundraiser, South Dakota’s attorney general veered off the highway and killed a pedestrian. He drove off, and the next day reported to police he’d hit a deer. (See details here.) There was a big hole in hi[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 10:15 pm § in Law and Courts

How to ruin your life

Back in 2018, Damon Joseph of Holland, Ohio, age 20 at the time, decided he wanted to be an ISIS terrorist. So he grew a scraggly beard (see photo) to make himself look like one, and starting calling himself “Abdullah Ali Yusuf.” Not real stealthy. Doesn’t exactly blend in. Startin[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 5:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

America’s pandemic crime wave

The abrupt rise in crime that washed over locked-down America last year is emerging as a hot political issue for the 2022 midterm elections. It’s also fiction. Overall crime declined from 2019 to 2020. Homicides were up, but all other categories of crime were lower. A study of 22 states and th[...]

September 10th, 2021 - 11:47 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is 16 years in prison enough for an unprovoked racist slashing attack?

Ronnell Hughes, a 47-year-old black man, was at an Arby’s just off Interstate 84 on the Oregon-Idaho border to apply for a job. The date was December 21, 2019. Minutes later, he would be rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, then airlifted to Boise for emergency surgery on stab wounds to hi[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 11:06 pm § in Law and Courts

“Coughing Karen” is outed, and ousted from her job

Well, that didn’t take long, and I figured it wouldn’t. A stranger who heckled a mother and daughter for wearing masks in a Lincoln, Nebraska, supermarket (see original post here) has been identified by internet sleuths. Dubbed “Coughing Karen,” she’s Janene Hoskovec (p[...]

September 7th, 2021 - 5:37 pm § in Law and Courts

Do you know this suspect?

She’s wanted by Lincoln, Nebraska, police for assaulting and harassing a woman shopper and her 13-year-old daughter at a Super Saver store on September 3, 2021 (more details here). If you can identify her, or witnessed this incident, or can help authorities prosecute this case and put her in j[...]

September 4th, 2021 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Proud Boy shot in foot

Tusitala Toese (<– this dude) was shot in the foot during an altercation between Proud Boys and alleged “antifa” members in Olympia, Washington, on Saturday, September 4, 2021 (read story here). By unknown person or persons, possibly himself. Boo hoo. The above-linked news repor[...]

August 25th, 2021 - 6:07 pm § in Law and Courts

Gov. Whitmer plotter gets 6 years

A federal judge has sentenced a member of a Michigan militia group that schemed to kidnap the governor to 6 years in prison, Michigan Live reported on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (read story here). Ty Garbin, 25, the first of 14 plotters arrested, cooperated with authorities and “is expected to[...]