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    Correctional officers at the federal prison complex in Victorville are suspected of creating an Instagram page spouting racist, homophobic and misogynistic memes, causing a stir in the national prison system and catching the attention of officials in Washington, D.C. The anonymous web posts accuse female Bureau of Prisons employees of trading sex for promotions, joke about sexually assaulting female prisoners and deride Blacks and Mexicans. The Instagram site goes under the name “good verbal.” “It’s a blemish to the agency,” said Don Shults, former president of the 1,000-member Victorville correctional complex union and now the local’s fair practice coordinator. “It’s unconscionable that people would do this.” In an online post, the “good verbal” writers defended their memes as dark humor by people with difficult, little appreciated jobs. “Our humor is not for everyone. This is how we deal with the horrible things we must see to earn money,” said the post. “We are the modern day sin eaters. We try to manage those who are unfit for society.” Others, however, say the memes themselves are unfit for society. One post...
    The man accused of kidnapping and murdering billionaire heiress Eliza Fetcher was charged with an unrelated kidnapping and rape that took place a year earlier thanks to DNA evidence compiled from his most recent arrest.  Cleotha Abston, 38, was handed down a second indictment during a Thursday hearing that saw a judge deny him bail for his prospective part in Fletcher's death. The new charges appeared in the Shelby County criminal justice portal the next day.  Abston was arrested on Tuesday - less than a day after detectives found Fletcher's body - but was rebooked on Friday on new charges of aggravated rape, especially aggravated kidnapping and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Memphis Police said that the charges stem from a rape kit sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation two days after Abston's arrest for allegedly murdering Fletcher.  The charges date back to Sept. 21, 2021 and the alleged victim in this case has yet to be identified, according to Commercial Appeal. Police say the unrelated abduction occurred in 2021 and saw the suspect rape a woman.  A 38-year-old...
    A Russian-speaking Ukrainian immigrant and fraudster linked to organized crime posed as a Rothschild to gain close access to former President Donald Trump's inner circle, even posing for a picture at Mar-a-Lago with the former president, according to an investigation. Inna Yashchyshyn spent many years as a con artist under her given name before convincingly posing as a Rothschild to gain access to Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence several times, an investigation by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project found. The two outlets were given access to numerous documents obtained by the FBI as part of an investigation into Yashchyshyn's extensive criminal activity. The discovery raises further scrutiny of Mar-a-Lago's security, already in the national spotlight following the FBI's dramatic raid earlier this month. Yashchyshyn used "her fake identity as Anna de Rothschild to gain access to and build relationships with U.S. politicians[s], including but not limited to Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, and Eric Greitens," her business partner and possible lover, Valeriy Tarasenko, said in an affidavit. READ IN FULL: REDACTED AFFIDAVIT JUSTIFYING RAID ON...
    Facing a jury trial last week, a 72-year-old woman linked to a Suisun City hammer murder in 2017 struck a plea deal on Wednesday, admitting she, not her husband, who was initially charged, committed the crime and faces 15 years to life when she is sentenced in the coming weeks in Fairfield. Official court records show that Surjit Kaur waived her rights, withdrew her not-guilty plea and pleaded no contest to the second-degree murder of her daughter-in-law, Shameena Bibi, 29, who investigators believe was fatally bludgeoned with a hammer inside the attached garage of a Suisun City home. By entering the no-contest plea, Kaur did not admit guilt but, essentially, stated she would offer no defense. Superior Court Judge John B. Ellis immediately found her guilty and ordered her to return for sentencing at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 in Department 23 in the Justice Center. Kaur was represented by court-appointed attorney Leslie Prince. Upon the request of Deputy District Attorney Bill Ainsworth, who prosecuted the case over the years, the judge dismissed a use-of-a-deadly-weapon charge against her. Ellis also referred...
    MORGAN HILL – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a car believed to be connected to a fatal shooting last month in Morgan Hill. Humberto Cossio, 33, of Morgan Hill, was shot and killed just after 9 p.m. on July 20 as he walked southbound through the intersection of Monterey Road and Spring Avenue, the Morgan Hill Police Department said in a statement. The Morgan Hill Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of the white Nissan Sentra pictured here. The car has been linked to the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Humberto Cossio on July 20 at Monterey Road and Spring Avenue.  Prior to the shooting, Cossio was involved in a verbal confrontation with a group of people on nearby Ciolino Avenue, according to police. A white Nissan Sentra linked to the homicide was last seen traveling westbound on Spring Avenue, police said. Authorities have not identified any suspects in the fatal shooting. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | More victims, protective orders added to sex abuse...
    CONCORD — The suspect in an April homicide here has been identified in court records as a teenaged suspected gang member who allegedly vowed revenge after he was stabbed numerous times in an attempted murder last year. Concord Anthony Tellez-Moctezuma, 17, has been charged in juvenile court with murdering 30-year-old Salvador Ochoa in an April 16 shooting. Police linked the slaying to a longtime gang rivalry, describing Ochoa as a longtime Sureño member and Tellez-Moctezuma as a Norteño who’d been a suspect in other gang-related violence. Since Ochoa was killed, Concord police said they saw an uptick of gang fights at Ygnacio Valley High School, where Tellez-Moctezuma had been allegedly involved in an after-school fight just a month before the homicide. Just one week after the homicide, a Norteño was arrested at the school in possession of a pistol, and his friend was nonfatally shot by suspected Sureños at Cambridge Park in Concord after arranging to purchase a gun from them. The Norteño/Sureño rivalry dates back decades. The Norteño gang is based in Northern California and claims Contra Costa County...
    Police said they searched the suspect's home and found evidence that linked him to both the rape and the burglary. Cifuentes was charged with one count of rape, another count of attempted rape, and two counts of burglary. If he's convicted of all charges, he faces life in prison. Investigators believe there may be other victims who have not yet come forward, and they are asking for the public's help. San Bernardino has one of the highest crime rates in the nation, with its rate of violent crime three times the national average. Here's a local news report about the harrowing incident: Burglar caught on camera standing over sleeping San Bernardino couple www.youtube.com
    The union head who represents Valley Transportation Authority workers asserted on Saturday that a male employee who was arrested after making workplace shooting threats was “facing pressures” to receive a vaccine shot mandated by the transit agency. The comments come after the Friday arrest by sheriff’s deputies of a male VTA worker who was allegedly making shooting threats in front of other employees at the Chaboya Division Yard in San Jose on the 2200 block of South 10th Street. The sheriff’s department did not specify whether any specific threats were made or if the man owned any firearms. In his statement, Amalgamated Transit Union President John Courtney said he has “pleaded” in the past with the transit agency to not put “undue pressure” on its workers and threaten termination for those who are unvaccinated. “The next person subjected to unnecessary stress from VTA management and contemplating harm may not say anything,” said Courtney, who has suggested a once-a-week testing regiment instead of mandated vaccines. “We are no longer in a vaccination crisis we are in a mental health crisis,” he...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In the latest example of federal prosecutors targeting people with suspected ties to the so-called Tre-4 gang, a San Francisco resident has been hit with felony federal gun possession charges, court records show. Willie Lefiti was indicted in late April in Berkeley in connection with robbery and burglary investigations in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors in the Bay Area have also charged him with being a felon in possession of a loaded pistol allegedly discovered during his arrest. Prosecutors tried and failed to keep Lefiti behind bars while the case is pending, arguing he has violated prior court orders and wouldn’t show up to his hearings if he’s freed. Lefiti has made all his court appearances since being released from federal custody on April 20. Records show that his next court date has been set for June 21. Federal prosecutors have taken an interest in Tre-4 — which is based in San Francisco — since 2020, when authorities attributed several shootings to a violent rivalry between the gang and another San Francisco gang known as DBG, or Down Below...
    SAN JOSE — A Chicago man has been linked to a fatal shooting in downtown San Jose in late March that preceded a controversial police shooting a few hundred feet away, authorities said. The man arrested in the homicide, 31-year-old Ronnell Spencer, is currently being held in jail in Cook County, Illinois on unrelated domestic violence and weapons charges, according to San Jose police and jail records. Authorities in Santa Clara County are working to extradite Spencer back to the Bay Area to face prosecution for the shooting that killed Jacqui Amir Biggins. The 27-year-old Antioch resident died in the early morning hours of March 27 near Fourth and San Carlos streets near San Jose State University. Spencer was arrested in Chicago on May 15 and is being held without bond, records show. An investigation by San Jose police in the March shooting culminated in an arrest warrant being issued for Spencer a few days after the Chicago arrest. In the ensuing weeks, detectives arranged to visit and interview Spencer in jail there. But it could be several weeks or...
    By Pat Reavy | KSL.com SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police announced Thursday that they have solved a 48-year-old cold case. And the suspect is the same man named a few years ago as being responsible for a 39-year-old cold case homicide in Summit County. James Bednarik, 39, was shot and killed on Feb. 28, 1974, as he returned to his home in the 500 block of First Avenue. Investigators say the gunman hid and waited for Bednarik and then killed him execution-style. No one was ever arrested for the crime. “Detectives exhausted all available leads at the time but could not identify a suspect,” police said Thursday. As the investigation into the case continued, police learned that Bednarik was selling stolen gasoline and had shot and injured a gas station owner one year prior to being killed, according to Salt Lake police. Then, earlier this year, a retired Unified Police Department detective had lunch with a retired Salt Lake City police detective. During lunch, the retired detectives talked about the 1974 homicide. One detective talked about how a man...
    SHOCKING details have been revealed after a man linked to the 2017 Delphi murder apparently prepared an alibi "prior to knowing about the crime." An affidavit indicates that Ron Logan lied to investigators as it emerges that the killer who murdered the two girls may have taken photos of the scene. 4Ron Logan was linked to the 2017 Delphi murdersCredit: ABC 7 4Abigail Willliams, 13, and Libby German, 14, were found dead in 2017Credit: Instagram/Kelsi German 4One of the girls captured an image of the suspect on SnapchatCredit: Indiana State Police 4Ron Logan served time in jail for unrelated crimesCredit: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Officials said that Logan, who died in 2020, asked his cousin on the morning of February 14, 2017, to tell police that he picked up Logan at his house that afternoon to take him to an aquarium store about 20 miles away. "I was not home during the time that all this was happening," Logan told Inside Edition in 2017. "I was in Lafayette, and I didn't get home 'til approximately 6.30 in the evening." Libby,...
    Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia confirmed that the then-17-year-old was given a mental health evaluation after the violent threat. "Federal law bars people from owning a gun if a judge has determined they have a 'mental defect' or they have been forced into a mental institution — but an evaluation alone would not trigger the prohibition," ABC News reported. No criminal charges were levied against the teenager. Firearms used in the shooting were purchased legallyThe suspect legally purchased a semi-automatic Bushmaster XM-15 rifle a couple of months ago from the Vintage Firearms shop in Endicott, New York, ABC News reported. The suspect allegedly purchased another gun at a Pennsylvania gun shop and was given another by his father. Sources told the outlet that there was a pistol and a shotgun in the suspect's car. The Daily Beast reported that the rifle had a racial slur written on it, a white supremacist symbol, and the name of Virginia Sorenson – a victim of the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre.Suspect may have had manifesto, 'planned the attack for...
    A Solano County Superior Court judge has set a September preliminary hearing date for a brother and sister charged in connection to the late-October killing in Fairfield of a 19-year-old Carmel woman. Court records show that Jessica Yesenia Quintanilla, 21, and Marco Antonio Quintanilla, 27, both of Pittsburg, appeared Friday in Department 11, where Judge William J. Pendergast ordered them to return at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20  for the hearing in the Justice Center in Fairfield. Pendergast also scheduled a prehearing matter, a readiness conference, at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Marco, a previously convicted felon, also will face a parole revocation hearing at that time. A preliminary hearing is like a mini-trial, with the presentation of evidence and witness testimony, and a judge may determine there is enough evidence to warrant a held-to-answer arraignment and schedule a jury trial. The Quintanillas’ latest court date comes after their initial arraignment was previously scheduled on Nov. 4, when the defense counsel at the time requested a rescheduling to bring in a private attorney the family had hired. The judge granted the request....
    OAKLAND — An Oakland man known around town as “Jesse James” allegedly stabbed a man in front of hotel security cameras in February 2020, then fatally shot the same victim weeks later, crimes that he was linked to by a poem found in his pocket, court records show. James Mallett, 43, was ordered in late February to stand trial on charges of murdering 40-year-old Antonio Diaz in April 2020, and attempting to murder him in the prior stabbing. At his hearing, Judge Mark McCannon said video surveillance “clearly” depicted Mallett stabbing Diaz numerous times inside the Park Lane Motel on MacArthur Boulevard, and that there was probable cause to believe he was the man who fatally shot Diaz in a homeless camp where Mallett lived, on the 1300 block of 83rd Avenue. Mallett has pleaded not guilty. A trial date has not been set. At the preliminary hearing, Oakland police testified that when they arrested Mallett on suspicion of murdering Diaz in April 2020, they found a broken firearm. An evidence technician stuck the barrel and the slide on another...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Police said Tuesday that they used genealogical data and crime scene evidence to link an Iowa man who died in 2013 to the killings of three female motel clerks and sexual assault of a fourth in Indiana and Kentucky from 1987 through 1990.Harry Edward Greenwell, who died at age 68 in New Albin, Iowa, in January 2013, was the so-called "I-65 killer," Sgt. Glen Fifield of the Indiana State Police said during a news conference in Indianapolis. The killings earned that moniker because they happened at motels near Interstate 65."Greenwell had an extensive criminal history and had been in and out of prison several times, even escaping from jail on two separate occasions," he said. "He was known to travel frequently in the Midwest."READ MORE | Interview reveals new details in Delphi double murder investigationGreenwell was born in Kentucky and died in Iowa, and his obituary listed cancer as his cause of death.Fifield said evidence linked Greenwell to the Feb. 21, 1987, killing of Vicki Heath, 41, who was sexually assaulted and fatally shot while...
    Jailbreak organizations with financial ties to billionaires George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg, who are worth a combined $86 billion, are lobbying New York lawmakers to preserve the state’s “bail reform” policies that help keep accused criminals out of jail. As Breitbart News has chronicled, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into state law the bail reform measures that allow suspects accused of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, child sex crimes, and making threats of terrorism to walk free from jail without ever having to post bail. Coinciding with the state law is New York City’s Supervised Release Program, which allows thousands of criminal suspects to be released following their arrests without having to post bail or be monitored by social workers. As a result, crime in New York City has skyrocketed. The latest city crime statistics show that although murders are down compared to the same time last year, rapes have increased 24 percent, robberies have increased 46 percent, grand larceny has increased nearly 60 percent, grand larceny auto has increased 85 percent, and transit crimes have increased more than 70 percent. “The most...
    San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin (D) on Wednesday dropped charges that were filed against a woman after DNA collected from a rape kit was used to connect her to a crime. As ABC affiliate KGO-TV reported, Boudin declined to specifically comment on the case that was brought to attention this week, citing privacy concerns, while broadly denouncing the alleged practice. "I want to be really clear about a couple things, one of the reasons that we're all standing here today is because of a commitment to privacy for survivors of sexual assault, and because of that I'm not going to get into the details of one specific case," he said. On Monday, Boudin revealed that his office had learned of police using a sexual assault victim's DNA to tie her to an unrelated property crime. Boudin formally denounced the practice and demanded that it be stopped. “Rapes and sexual assault are violent, dehumanizing, and traumatic. I am disturbed that victims who have the courage to undergo an invasive examination to help identify their perpetrators are being treated like criminals rather than...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's police chief said he is investigating claims by the city's district attorney that DNA collected from rape victims is being kept in a database and used to help identify them as possible suspects in crimes.The police crime lab has been entering DNA profiles from sexual assault victims into a suspect database, and one woman was recently arrested for a felony property crime based on her DNA collected years ago during a domestic violence-involved rape examination, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said Monday.Now, victim advocacy groups and others fear the practice will stop people from reporting when they've been sexually abused."We are absolutely horrified that this is happening," Camille Cooper, VP of Public Policy for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) told our sister station, KGO-TV. "Absolutely horrified."RAINN is the country's largest anti-sexual violence organization. After hearing the news, Cooper said it was the first she's heard of such a practice. Although it's unclear how often it's been used at the San Francisco Police Department."From our perspective, this is a violation of a...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's police chief said he is investigating claims by the city's district attorney that DNA collected from rape victims is being kept in a database and used to help identify them as possible suspects in crimes.The police crime lab has been entering DNA profiles from sexual assault victims into a suspect database, and one woman was recently arrested for a felony property crime based on her DNA collected years ago during a domestic violence-involved rape examination, District Attorney Chesa Boudin said Monday.That could violate the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures as well as California's Victims' Bill of Rights and could dissuade sexual assault victims from reporting crimes, Boudin said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The District Attorney's Office has released the following statement:"Rapes and sexual assault are violent, dehumanizing, and traumatic. I am disturbed that victims who have the courage to undergo an invasive examination to help identify their perpetrators are being treated like criminals rather than supported as crime victims. We should encourage survivors to come forward-not collect evidence to use against them...
    The Department of Justice awarded millions in taxpayer-funded grants in 2021 to crime reduction nonprofit groups tied to financier George Soros and liberal district attorneys whose policies critics say have led to a spike in urban violent crime. The Los Angeles-based Urban Peace Institute, a group credited with laying the groundwork for District Attorney George Gascon's soft-on-crime reforms, was one of the groups that received a $1 million grant from the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance in 2021. The UPI signed a public letter shortly after Gascon assumed office in December 2020 hailing the liberal DA for enacting "sweeping reforms" such as drastically scaling back cash bail, not prosecuting low-level crime, and eliminating sentencing enhancements for violent offenders. UPI said it would use its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant to train six "violence intervention workers" who would "effectively interrupt the transmission of violence" in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. HOW FIVE LIBERAL PROSECUTORS PRESIDED OVER CRIME WAVES UPI said the initiative would reduce violent crime in Watts by at least 10%, but records...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union crime agency has been ordered by the 27-nation bloc’s data protection watchdog to erase information related to individuals with no proven link to crime. The European Data Protection Supervisor said Monday that Europol was notified of the order on Jan. 3 following an inquiry that started in 2019. As part of the investigation, the EDPS said it reprimanded Europol two years ago “for the continued storage of large volumes” of such data, “which poses a risk to individuals’ fundamental rights.” It said Europol has since introduced some measures but has not complied with requests to set an appropriate data retention period. “This means that Europol was keeping this data for longer than necessary,” the EDPS said. The watchdog said it imposed a six-month period for the assessment of new datasets and determine whether information can be kept. It gave the crime agency a 12-month delay to comply with the decision for data it received before Jan. 4. “A 6-month period for pre-analysis and filtering of large datasets should enable Europol...
    A suspected gunman linked to the Wednesday death of an Illinois sheriff's deputy and a carjacking in which a victim was shot was arrested after an hours-long manhunt that spanned at least two states.  The unidentified suspect was taken into custody at a home near Carlyle, Illinois, the Indiana State Police said. The arrest came hours after Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Riley responded to a motorist assist call on Interstate 64 around 5 a.m. near the Illinois-Indiana border, the Sheriff's Office said.  When another deputy responded to the scene, Riley was found dead. His squad car was missing but later found abandoned on the freeway. An Indiana State Police spokesperson tweeted that Riley was shot and killed.  A search for the suspect was launched and authorities in St, Peters, Missouri said a man involved in a carjacking at a QuikTrip gas station in which a victim was shot was believed to be involved in the Illinois shooting.  Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Riley was killed early Wednesday. A manhunt resulted in the arrest of a suspect linked to other...
    Three-year-old Madeleine McCann quickly became one of the most widely known missing persons after she vanished from the bedroom in her parents’ Portugal holiday apartment in 2007.  Today, Dr. Oz investigates new leads in the case and the terrifying suspect with a history of violent sexual abuse currently behind bars in Germany for another crime.  Our experts break down where the investigation stands and details of how authorities discovered a hidden cellar linked to the main suspect over a decade after the toddler’s disappearance. Dr. Oz asks German-based crime and intelligence analyst, Mark Hofmann about the secret bunker that authorities have linked to Christian Brueckner. Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 9 a.m. on CBS 62. Related
    A Florida teen has been arrested in connection to a viral trend dubbed "devious licks" in which kids film themselves destroying and stealing school property, to later share the footage on the popular video sharing app, TikTok. On Sept. 16, School Resource Officers (SRO) from Bartow High School in Polk County School District, were alerted to damage to a boys’ restroom on school campus, according to a press release from the Bartow Police Department (BPD).  Two soap dispensers, valued at $45 each, had been removed from the wall with one dispenser found in a restroom sink. The other was missing. Bartow H.S. SROs were aware of the trend, according to the BPD. They launched an investigation and located witnesses.  "During the course of their investigation, they did locate the suspect and arrested him for Criminal Mischief and Theft," the BPD said. "The suspect noted he did the damage to look 'cool' and take part in the social media trend. A video of him with the stolen property was located." Florida teen arrested in relation to TikTok challenge ...
    MEXICO CITY A judge specialized in minors linked to process to 19-year-old Alex “N”, alleged Ainara’s attacker, for him crime of equal rape, Therefore, he will remain in detention because the crime he committed occurred when he was a minor. It may interest you: Axel ‘A’, alleged rapist of Ainara is imprisoned by order of a judge Axel “N” will follow his judgment in the Internment Center for Adolescents, after the Mexico City Prosecutor’s Office, provided the evidence for a judge to order that the alleged aggressor of the young Ainara stay there. A PROCESS IN PRISONAxel Andrade, will continue his trial CLOSED in the Internment Center for Adolescents. The @FiscaliaCDMX provided the evidence for a judge to order him to be left there, accused of raping Ainara.He was looking to escape to Miami but the @PDI_FGJCDMX apprehended him like this. pic.twitter.com/cFG11BuPID – Carlos Jiménez (@ c4jimenez) July 30, 2021 The 19-year-old was arrested yesterday in the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) when he was looking to escape to Miami. * brc
    An alleged racist attacker wanted in connection to a pair of hate crimes in Queens has been linked to another anti-Muslim incident, police said. The man, armed with a knife, allegedly approached a 38-year-old woman outside 94-06 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday and pushed her to the ground while spewing anti-Muslim statements, police said. The suspect has not been identified by police.DCPI “Muhammad is a liar! Jesus tells the truth!” the man yelled as he threatened her with the blade, according to cops. The man, who remains in the wind and has not been identified by police, has been linked to a pair of similar hate crimes in Queens last month. The man, armed with a knife, allegedly approached a 38-year-old woman outside 94-06 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.DCPI On June 20, the assailant punched a man and two women in South Richmond Hill where he yelled “Muhammad is a liar!” while grabbing one of the women’s hijabs, cops said. Filed under hate crimes ,  police ,  queens ,  7/27/21
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The ABC7 I-Team investigated the ripple-effect of "scavenger properties" in Cook County - and solutions to getting rid of eye-sore properties on your block.The Cook County Treasurer's Office says there are several thousand abandoned properties, including abandoned homes, businesses or empty lots - and many of these unwanted "scavenger properties" can be tied to higher crime rates and an exit from Illinois.A drive around the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods shows boarded up homes, businesses and overgrown lots."I think that we failed," 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman said. "I know that what I've inherited in the last two years, and helping to personally contact some of those home owners, that this is what's happening. How can we get you assistance? Are you even aware that your home is at risk?"In Illinois, homes are at risk of being put on the so-called "scavenger sale list" after three years of being behind on property taxes, even if its as little as a few hundred dollars. That could result in people losing their homes.Coleman said it's a problem plaguing the...
    Washington, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said marijuana was “undoubtedly” connected to the city’s surge in violent crime, and said it was something residents should “look at as a community.” “We have taken on a mindset that marijuana is not really a big issue in our city,” Contee said in an afternoon briefing with reporters. “I can tell you that marijuana undoubtedly is connected to violent crimes that we are seeing in our communities. When you have something where people get high reward — they can make a lot of money by selling illegal marijuana — and the risk is low, the risk for accountability is very low, that creates a very, very, very bad situation, because those individuals get robbed. Those individuals get shot at. Those individuals get involved in disputes all across our city. “I’m seeing it happen more and more all across our city in all different wards,” he added. “Last year, we had a murder up in Ward 3 on Western Avenue tied to an illegal marijuana pop-up. Here, recently, on North Capital Street, we had another...
    A senior official in the San Francisco District Attorney's office linked fears of a crime surge to racism in a tweet that raised eyebrows Sunday evening.  Kate Chatfield, a senior director in far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office, downplayed safety concerns amid a nationwide crime spike.  Chatfield was reacting to a Twitter user who said that "every single one of my friends right now is considering leaving" San Francisco due to crime fears. "My friends are scared for their children, and their husbands are scared for their wives," the user wrote.  SAN FRANCISCO CAR BREAK-INS UP OVER 750% IN SOME AREAS, POLICE SAY  "'Husbands are scared for their wives' —-your reminder that the ‘crime surge’ crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation," Chatfield fired back, referring to an early 20th century White supremacist film.  Chatfield locked her Twitter account – making it so only her followers can see her tweets – after her comment about crime fears drew sharp criticism online. Boudin's office didn't immediately return Fox News' request for comment.  VideoReports of vehicle break-ins...
    President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seemingly working closely with a handful of open borders organizations, including those linked to billionaire George Soros, to help illegal aliens secure visas to stay in the United States. This week, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office would be replaced by the Victims Engagement and Services Line (VESL). Former President Trump first created VOICE in 2017 to help Angel Families, the surviving loved ones of victims of illegal alien crime, to navigate their cases. Last year, alone, VOICE’s hotline received about 700 calls from victims requesting assistance. Whereas VOICE focused on helping Americans victimized by illegal immigration, Biden’s VESL hotline will continue that work but also now help illegal aliens claiming to be crime victims secure U and T visas. An email from top DHS officials, exclusively reviewed by Breitbart News, shows that the agency is working closely with open borders groups to alert them that illegal alien clients can take advantage of the VESL hotline and secure visas if...
    CHRISTOPHER Sign's apparent suicide was linked to the "Clinton crime syndicate" by Rep Lauren Boebert after the author who wrote a Bill exposé died. Police confirmed that they believe Sign, a local TV news anchor and former University of Alabama football player, died by suicide on Saturday. Read our Live Blog for the Latest Updates on Christopher Sign's Tragic Death 5Police said Sign's death is being investigated as a suicideCredit: Facebook 5Boebert made a connection to what she called the 'Clinton Crime Syndicate'Credit: Reuters 5Boebert made the allegation on TwitterCredit: Twitter/Lauren Boebert Sign, 45, broke a story about Bill Clinton meeting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in 2016 while she was probing the private email server of the former president's wife. He later went on to pen a book about the secret meeting in 2019, Secret on the Tarmac. Boebert, a Colorado representative who has been linked to QAnon conspiracy theories in the past, shared a clip of Sign discussing threats he got after publishing the book on Fox News. "My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking...
    MONTEREY (CBS SF/BCN) — A Monterey County jury has convicted a King City man for raping a 10-year-old girl in 2018 after investigators obtained the prime suspect’s DNA from a discarded COVID mask more than two years after the crime. The jury found 28-year-old Leonardo Ramirez Jr. guilty of several charges Tuesday in addition to the rape, including the infliction of bodily harm on a child and using a dangerous weapon. He will receive a mandatory sentence of life without parole. READ MORE: Bay Area Tech Firms, Asian American Execs Announce Major Donation, Pledge To AAPI Community The rape occurred Feb. 3, 2018, around 7 a.m., according to a press release issued Wednesday by Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni. The victim woke up to a man in her bedroom wearing a mask over his entire face holding what looked like a handgun. READ MORE: Korean American Santa Clara Councilmember Says He Was Denied Chance To Speak At Stop Asian Hate Rally During an investigation lasting more than two years, police interviewed suspects and took DNA swabs in an...
    The former cellmate of a man accused of murdering organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger says he and others suspected of being involved have been held in solitary confinement since the notorious Boston gangster’s death more than two years ago, according to a recent report. Sean McKinnon, 35, told NBC News he’s "an innocent man" and is being left in the dark as to why he has been held in solitary confinement since 89-year-old Bulger was found slain in October 2018. Bulger's body was discovered on the morning of Oct. 30 in his jail cell at United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, a high-security federal prison in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. "I told the feds if I had something to tell them, I would," McKinnon told the news station in a phone interview from the prison. "I know nothing." WHITEY BULGER DIED OF HEAD INJURIES, DEATH CERTIFICATE SAYS Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) records show McKinnon is due to be released on July 27, 2022. According to the report, he was convicted of stealing guns in Vermont and was sentenced to eight years behind bars....
    Loading the player... An Oklahoma woman was literally caught red-handed on first-degree burglary complaint charges thanks to Cheetos snack dust. Sharon Carr was arrested on Feb. 26 after police reported an attempted home burglary. While she did not take anything, officers claim she left behind a Cheetos bag. Officials were able to link Carr to the crime by the snack’s residue in her teeth. A mother was home along with her two small children when she called the police because she thought she heard someone trying to break into her home near 51st and Sheridan, per KTUL News. Once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a window in the front of the house with the screen removed. They concluded Carr had removed the screen then used a board to open the window. Just a few moments later, they discovered Carr outside and arrested her. She gave officers no reason for the alleged crime. Sharon Carr Image:Tulsa police Department Read More: 1921 Tulsa Massacre Documentary in development at History Channel She did not take anything, but officers said...
    A Control judge linked Edgar Alan R., “El Robles” or “El Bengala”, identified as a “fundamental piece” in the structure of the criminal group La Unión Tepito, whose center of operation is Mexico City. . Said subject is one of the leaders of the Tepito Union, in addition to being accused of carrying out extortion in Mexico City as part of the criminal activities carried out by said criminal group. “El Robles” or “El Bengala”, who was under an arrest warrant for organized crime for the purpose of committing crimes against health, was arrested at the beginning of February. According to the case file, in 2018 an investigation was initiated into the kidnapping of a vehicle dealer, which occurred in April of that year in Mexico City. Those responsible for the plagiarism demanded a large amount of cash for the victim’s release, money that was not paid since the victim was murdered. As a result of the investigations coordinated by the FGR, 14 people were arrested at the time, and arrest warrants were obtained against...
    Listening to the recording of a wire-tapped phone call, Nicola Gratteri shuddered at the words: 'He's a dead man walking.' Italy's most formidable mafia prosecutor was listening to the voice of a mobster he had been monitoring during a sweeping investigation into the nation's most feared organised crime syndicate. Gratteri, who had begun the probe two years earlier, had no doubt the Mob's henchmen would murder without a second thought. And he knew he was the 'dead man' in question. Faced with such a threat, he might have considered abandoning his task. But steel-nerved 'Signor Untouchable' was undeterred. Growing up in mafia-dominated Calabria, on the 'toe' of Italy, he despised the ruling families who terrorised his community — and their children, who bullied their peers with impunity. He determined to become a lawyer and bring mafiosi to justice: an ambition that places him in constant danger. Nicola Gratteri (pictured), who had begun the probe two years earlier, had no doubt the Mob's henchmen would murder without a second thought. And he knew he was the 'dead man' in question...
    VALLEJO (CBS13) – A man who was arrested after jumping into the San Francisco Bay is accused of being at the center of a crime spree, including an alleged attempted murder and multiple robberies, that spanned three counties, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. Webster Johnson, of Oakland, was arrested Wednesday and faces additional charges of felony assault, accessory, felony evading, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and assault with a deadly weapon for crimes he allegedly committed in Solano, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, authorities said. Johnson’s vehicle was linked to multiple crimes, including a Dec. 9 shooting and attempted robbery that involved two suspects and resulted in one injured person on Carlson Street in Vallejo and a robbery at a BevBox on Benicia Road on Dec. 15. One of the two suspects in the Dec. 9 incident was identified as Alonzo Warren, of Modesto. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office said Warren was involved in an officer-involved shooting in Modesto on Dec. 15 and began working with law enforcement after detectives learned of his involvement in...
    The German crime family linked to last year's spectacular art heist in Dresden is one of Berlin's most notorious clans with a long record of gang violence and infamous crimes to its name.   The Remmo family, regarded as one of the most dangerous players in the so-called 'Arab mafia' in Berlin, is in the spotlight once again after five of its members were named as suspects in last November's Green Vault burglary.  Three Remmo suspects were arrested for robbery and arson in a massive police raid on Tuesday while two others, twin brothers Mohamed and Abdul Majed Remmo, are wanted on the same charges.  After family patriarchs moved to Europe from war-torn Lebanon in the 1980s, the clan first came to police attention following German reunification, beginning with the murder of a restaurant owner in 1992.  Since then, their series of eye-catching crimes has included the theft of a £3million giant gold coin from a Berlin museum and an £8million bank robbery which ended in the branch blowing up.  The long list of crimes has led to numerous Remmo family...
    Rosalía Sánchez FOLLOW Correspondent in Berlin Updated: 11/06/2020 09:44 AM Save Related news The German security forces have carried out a raid this morning, with simultaneous searches in apartments and business premises of four people in Lower Saxony, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein, related to the recent attack in Vienna, in which there were four fatalities . The Federal Criminal Police Office has confirmed the operation on Twitter and has subsequently clarified that the four people are not suspects, but there are indications that they maintained connections with the alleged murderer. “The corresponding search warrants were obtained on 5 November from the investigating judge of the Federal Court of Justice on the basis of the findings that had been transmitted by the Austrian judiciary to the German criminal prosecution authorities,” explains the BKA. According to information from the German weekly “Der Spiegel”, the two Islamists from Lower Saxony whose domicile has been registered visited the terrorist during several days in July, at his apartment in Austria, and the Austrian security forces have notified about that meeting. Radicalized...
    SAN JOSE – Authorities on Monday afternoon closed a stretch of Highway 101 in San Jose to search for evidence related to a recent crime, police said. In a tweet, the San Jose Police Department said northbound Highway 101 would be closed between Story Road and Alum Rock Avenue from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. About 3:15 p.m., police said the freeway was in the process of reopening. The California Highway Patrol assisted in the closure. Reached by email, Sgt. Christian Camarillo said police were “looking for evidence related to a crime that occurred recently,” but he could not provide any additional details. Check back for updates. Related Articles Santa Clara County: Appeals court pauses concealed-gun permit corruption trial Cupertino: Two arrested on suspicion of stealing catalytic converter SJPD officer pleads not guilty in kicking and dragging of woman caught on video Ex-Earthquakes Stadium manager charged with deleting concessions menu on opening day Los Gatos: Suspect sought in sexual assault of juvenile
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is hoping the public can help them identify five people allegedly linked to a fire at First National Bank in Baltimore City during protests in May. They are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. The ATF said a group of unknown suspects damaged the exterior of the bank at 300 Lombard Street around 12:45 a.m. on May 31. At least one of the suspects went inside to set a fire. Investigators recovered surveillance video and images of the crime that show four men and one woman as possible suspects in the case. They are hoping the public can help identify them. ATF is also offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. If you recognize any of these people or know who is responsible for the fire, call 888-ATF-TIPS https://t.co/y7kPbnbWgU pic.twitter.com/VN22Cfhx2C — ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) October 30, 2020 “While ATF and our law enforcement partners continue to exhaust...
    Swedish police chief Sven Holgersson, who serves as area manager of the city of Helsingborg, has claimed that as many as 98 per cent of the bombings in the city are linked to drug trafficking. Helsingborg has seen an average of one explosion per week from September of last year until February of 2020, and while the number of bombings has decreased since February, police are still finding problems with investigating and prosecuting those behind the bombings. “I say that 98 per cent of the explosions are due to drugs and money. You start trading drugs and you owe money. If you don’t pay, it blows up,” Holgersson told Swedish broadcaster SVT earlier this week. Helsingborg also saw one of the largest explosions in recent years in Sweden when a police station in the city was targetted with a bomb that caused destruction to the facade of the building in 2017. The attack was labelled an attack on democracy by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the time. “The bombing of a police station in Helsingborg is extremely serious. An attack on the...
    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has denied a link between migration and gang activity, after deputy national police chief Mats Löfving claimed gangs move to Sweden just to engage in crime. Over the weekend, Deputy Police Chief Löfving identified at least 40 criminal clan gangs across Sweden, which he said mostly operate in so-called “vulnerable” areas, often referred to as no-go zones. “These clans come to Sweden solely with the purpose of organising and systematising crime. They work to create power, they have a great capacity for violence, and they want to make money. And they do that with drugs, violent crimes, and extortion,” Löfving said, according to Nyheter Idag. Swedish Report: Stockholm Violent Gang Leaders Have Migration Background https://t.co/JzoXwkpLGX — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 22, 2020 When asked about the senior officer’s report during a press conference, Prime Minister Löfven acknowledged the country was facing problems with gang crime, but said: “We will act on what is wrong, what is criminal, regardless of background, regardless of the reason for it.” “I don’t want to link crime to ethnicity and exactly where you...
    Four men who were sentenced to life in prison for the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl but were later exonerated will remain in prison for three more months, officials said Thursday. MAN WHO BEHEADED US JOURNALIST DANIEL PEARL TO BE FREED FROM PAKISTANI PRISON Just a day before the announcement, Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh's overturned conviction for murder and paved the way for his release as early as this week. But the superintendent of Karachi Central Prison, Hasan Sehtoo, said Thursday that Sheikh and three others will remain in custody until Sept. 30 under a law that allows authorities to detain any suspect for up to one year. He said the order claims the men's release would threaten public safety. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's abduction, arrives March 29, 2002 at the provincial high court in Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo by Getty Images) The three other men – Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib – were acquitted of their charges in April due to lack of...
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