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Unarmed man charged with assault after NY cops shoot at him but wound bystanders instead

A grand jury indicted an unarmed, emotionally disturbed man on assault charges after police opened fire on him near New York City’s Times Square and wounded two bystanders. Investigators said 35-year-old Glenn Broadnax, of Brooklyn, created a disturbance Sept. 14 by lurching into traffic and lunging toward oncoming cars. Police…

Tea party radio host misses felony court date because he was in jail for extortion and drugs

A Michigan tea party activist missed a scheduled court appearance in Wisconsin because he spent Thanksgiving weekend in jail on felony charges in the Upper Peninsula. Doug Sedenquist was arrested last week and charged with extortion, using a computer to commit a crime, aggravated stalking and possession of a drug…

Texas cop shoots man after women refuse his ‘wife-swapping’ plan

A police officer in Texas has been accused of shooting another man multiple times after two women reportedly refused to go along with a plan to swap sexual partners for the night. According to the San Antonio Express-News, 29-year-old Olmos Park Officer Frankie Salazar and 33-year-old Jesus Edward Guitron had…

Critics say new Dallas policy will allow police to make up cover stories for officer-involved shootings

The Dallas Police Department will require any officer who’s involved in a police shooting to wait 72 hours before giving a statement about the shooting. Chief David Brown quietly issued the policy change last month, several weeks after surveillance video was released that showed an officer shooting a mentally ill…

Woman convicted in ‘stand your ground’ case released from jail to await new trial

A Florida woman awaiting a new trial in a “stand your ground” shooting case has been released from jail. Marissa Alexander was released Wednesday night on more than $200,000 bond while she waits to be retried on three charges starting March 31. She must remain under house arrest and electronic…

Georgia man fatally shot neighbor with Alzheimer’s after mistaking him for a prowler

A Georgia man is may face charges after he shot and killed a neighbor who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Sheriff’s deputies in Walker County said 34-year-old Joe Hendrix believed his 72-year-old neighbor, Ronald Westbrook, was a prowler when he began repeatedly ringing the doorbell and jiggling the doorknob about 4…

One question remains unanswered in final report on Sandy Hook shooting: Why?

The lone gunman who killed 26 people during a massacre last year in Newtown, Connecticut, was obsessed with guns, school shootings and harming children, investigators said. But the State Attorney’s office said in a final report on the Dec. 14, 2012, rampage that their investigation failed to answer the most…

Pistol-packing Texas Republican hit with felony charges for airport incident

A Republican lawmaker was charged with a felony on Friday for attempting to carry a .38 caliber pistol and ammunition through airport security earlier this month. Talking Points Memo reported that Texas state Rep. Drew Darby had the Ruger pistol and six rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag at…

‘Birther’ website: New violence charges against Zimmerman are liberal media plot

A writer for the website World Net Daily — a hub for “Birther” conspiracists and other anti-Obama true believers — has penned a column in defense of George Zimmerman, the gunman who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012. Right Wing Watch reported on a post by WND’s Jack…

Michigan man misses at suicide attempt and fatally shoots woman instead

A Michigan woman is dead after a man attempted to kill himself and accidentally shot her instead, according to Traverse City police. Television station UpNorthLive reported that police responded to a 9-1-1 call at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. A 33-year-old male told dispatchers that his failed suicide attempt…

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