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Minnesota Democrat to gun rights lobbyist: ‘Come near me, and I’ll blow your head off!’

A Minnesota gun rights group complained that a Democratic lawmaker threatened to blow his head off while seeking comment about his views on firearms laws. Andrew Rothman, president of the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, signed an affidavit that outlined the alleged July 19 incident, reported Minneapolis City Pages.…

Cop Tasers compliant teen into fit of seizures: ‘He was trying to kill my son,’ says mom

An African-American teen in Connecticut is recovering in the hospital after being shocked by Hartford police with a Taser, even though his family said that he was obeying officers’ commands. In surveillance video obtained by WTIC, 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. can be seen walking up to an officer, and then…

CNN scrubs iReport claiming Capt. Ron Johnson’s fraternity gestures were ‘gang signs’

Conservatives and a CNN iReport incorrectly concluded that Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in a gang after seeing photos of him making hand gestures to support his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. The Washington Post on Wednesday fact checked the assertion made by a CNN iReport that photos of…

Cops accidentally kill 22-year-old woman in chaotic nightclub arrest of ‘gun-wielding maniac’

Police in Orlando accidentally shot and killed a bystander early Tuesday during an attempt to arrest a drunken club-goer armed with a gun. Officers were called to the Vixen Bar shortly before 1 a.m., after an employee reported “a gun-wielding maniac” terrorizing other patrons, reported the Orlando Sentinel. “There was…

St. Louis police officer fatally shoots 23-year-old African-American man holding knife

The St. Louis Police Department said on Tuesday that an officer was forced to shoot a man who was holding a knife, CNN reported. According to a spokesperson for the department, police were contacted after a 23-year-old African-American man stole a package of muffins and two energy drinks from a…

Pat Robertson: Michael Brown ‘probably was high on something’ and wasn’t ‘assassinated’

TV preacher Pat Robertson asserted this week that Ferguson police had been right to kill Michael Brown because the unarmed teen was “probably high on something” and “charged the police officer.” On the Tuesday edition of The 700 Club, Robertson weighed in on the shooting, and on the unrest in…

Florida woman shoots 7-year-old grandson she mistook for an intruder

A 7-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida is hospitalized after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him. The Associated Press reported that around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired. Linda Maddox, 63, said that she and her twin grandsons…

Sleeping pregnant woman killed when passer-by opens fire on Houston birthday party

A pregnant woman was shot and killed Saturday as she slept in a back bedroom during a birthday party. Police said an unknown person opened fire with an AR-15-style weapon on a house, killing 24-year-old Dixie Mendez, in the Hiram Springs area of Houston and then fled. “She was the…

Georgia man threatens black kids at bus stop over noise: ‘This bullet has your name on it’

A Georgia man was arrested late last week for brandishing a gun at children who were waiting for their bus, telling them he had a bullet with their name on it. WTOC reported that a group of middle and high school students in Chatham County told Campus Police and Savannah…

Kansas man shot in buttocks by stray bullet fired by target shooter half mile away

A Kansas man was shot in the rear end Sunday by a stray bullet fired from a half mile away. The man, whose name was not released, was wounded about 2 p.m. while walking with his son in the back yard of his family’s home near Wichita, reported WIBW-TV. Police…

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