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‘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…

Pennsylvania cops Taser handcuffed 14-year-old in the face ‘for his safety’

A mother in Pennsylvania is threatening to sue after officers shocked her 14-year-old son in the face with a Taser while he was handcuffed. Mother Marissa Sargeant showed WCAU graphic photos of what the boy’s face looked like after he was arrested with an older relative for retail theft at…

Iowa man’s gun accidentally fires from pants pocket at Wal-Mart but he finishes shopping

Police said an Iowa man was arrested after his concealed weapon accidentally fired while he was shopping at Wal-Mart. Officers said Christopher William Strube, of Centerville, was shopping Sunday afternoon when the .45-caliber handgun fired from his pants pocket. Investigators said the 50-year-old Strube told them a bottle he was…

UPDATED: George Zimmerman charged with assault and battery against pregnant girlfriend

Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was arrested following a domestic violence incident on Monday, according to multiple reports. Authorities confirmed to The Orlando Sentinel that Zimmerman had been taken into custody. TMZ also confirmed that Zimmerman was involved in the domestic violence incident in Orlando. WESH-TV’s Bob Kealing reported that…

North Dakota white supremacist faces terrorizing charges after bothering neighbors with guns

A neo-Nazi who’s hoping to set up a whites-only community in North Dakota has been arrested following confrontations with other residents. Craig Cobb and another white supremacist, Kynan Dutton, were taken into custody Saturday afternoon after residents of the town where they’ve moved called 911 to report that the pair…

New Mexico cops open fire on minivan full of kids at traffic stop for speeding

Several New Mexico State Police officers are under investigation after at least one of them fired shots at a minivan full of children last month. According to KRQE, an officer pulled over Oriana Ferrell in Taos for going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone on Oct. 28. Ferrell had…

Police say teen used social media to intimidate witnesses to Philadelphia crimes

Police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of maintaining a social media account intended to intimidate witnesses to violent crimes in Philadelphia. Officers said the teen named witnesses to four shootings, including a 2007 homicide, and posted secret court documents. The caption beneath one photo read: “EXPOSE ALL RATS.” Officers learned…

Homeowner charged with murder and manslaughter in Detroit woman’s shooting death

A man who fatally shot a Detroit woman who crashed her car near his Dearborn Heights home has been charged in her death. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 54-year-old Theodore Wafer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Wafer had said…

Armed Florida man pretended to be a cop twice to get discounted doughnuts, deputies say

Authorities say an armed Florida man tried twice to impersonate a police officer to get discounted doughnuts. Pasco County sheriff’s deputies said 48-year-old Charles “Chuck” Barry went to the drive-thru of Dunkin’ Donuts in Trinity last week, said he was a law enforcement officer and asked for a discount on…

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