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Thursday, August 28, 2014

An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates.
(Deanna)Swenson...was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A suicidal 18-year-old reportedly armed with a gun was shot and killed by police officers and sheriff's deputies Saturday evening outside an Ottawa, Kansas, hardware store. Ottawa Police Chief Dennis Butler said officers did what they were trained to do. "They reacted based upon the training that they've been given from the academy," Butler said. Family members wanted to tackle Joseph Jennings but police made them back off. "Why did it take them shooting him 16 times at least for them to bring him down?" asked Jennings' aunt, Brandy Smith, who said the teen had been suffering depression, anxiety and seizures.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Loudoun County, Virginia, sheriff's deputy shot his 16-year-old daughter early Tuesday morning, mistaking her for an intruder. The man then crashed his vehicle attempting to rush the teen to a local hospital. After a security system alerted Deputy Easton McDonald to a possible intrusion, the man heard a noise in the garage, retrieved his gun and fired it as he was approached. "The daughter had snuck out hours earlier that morning, and was attempting to sneak back into the home," said Frederick County Captain Donnie Lang. Tie girl is being treated for her injuries. read more


Friday, July 11, 2014

Shred baby, don't shoot. We need hot licks in this country, not hot lead.

You've got to love the people who opened their black cases, pulled out their polished machines, strapped them on their backs and carried them loudly and proudly on the Continental Avenue Bridge on Friday.

We're talking about the open-carry guitar rally here. There wasn't a gun in sight.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Inside the sugar plant in Fairless Hills, nobody could find Janio Salinas, a 50-year-old temp worker from just over the New Jersey border. Coming back from lunch that day in February 2013, one employee said he had seen Salinas digging in the sugar. But when he looked back, Salinas was gone. All that remained was a shovel buried up to its handle. Then, peering through a small gap in the bottom of the hopper, someone noticed what appeared to be blue jeans. It was Salinas. He had been buried alive in sugar. A safety device that would have prevented Salinas' death had been removed just 13 days before the accident because a manager believed it was slowing down production.


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