by Sanya Mansoor and Nik Popli Two of the four Americans who the FBI said went missing on Friday in an armed abduction in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico have been found dead, the Tamaulipas state governor said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Governor Américo Villarreal said that of the two individuals alive, one was wounded andContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: 2 of 4 Americans Kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico Are Dead. Here’s What We Know So Far”
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History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History
by Michael Ray The earliest known purpose-built weapons in human history date to the Bronze Age. Maces, which were little more than rocks mounted on sticks, had questionable value as hunting tools, but they were superbly suited for smashing the bones and skulls of other humans. Later in the Bronze Age, the sword made its first appearance. SinceContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History”
True Crime Sundays: Ghislaine Maxwell dishes on ‘dear friend’ Prince Andrew, ‘special’ pal Bill Clinton
by Lee Brown Convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell has said she feels “so bad” for her “dear friend” Prince Andrew — and heartbroken at the end of her “special friendship” with former President Bill Clinton. In a series of jailhouse interviews for an upcoming TV documentary, Maxwell decried the fact that famous friends have been hurt and “canceled” through theirContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Ghislaine Maxwell dishes on ‘dear friend’ Prince Andrew, ‘special’ pal Bill Clinton”
Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.
A Nampa woman was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing 15 pounds of fentanyl with the intent to distribute. by Jude Binkley BOISE, Idaho — Officials are sounding the alarm on rising cases of fentanyl possessions in Idaho after one of the largest fentanyl seizures in state history. U.S. Attorney for theContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.”
‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges
Five of the seven men who continued to pray were pepper-sprayed, and one was viciously beaten— for nothing more than praying. by Osama Ayyad BONNE TERRE, Mo. — At a Missouri Department of Corrections facility in Bonne Terre, nine inmates stood shoulder to shoulder, preparing to kneel, prostrate, and praise God — an act ofContinue reading “‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges”
True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.
by Barnini Chakraborty Alex Murdaugh, a once-wealthy and powerful South Carolina attorney on trial for allegedly shooting his wife and son, took the stand Thursday, testifying he had no part in the grisly double murder and blaming an addiction to painkillers for his erratic behavior in front of friends and law enforcement officials. “I did not shootContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.”
Opioid Crisis Friday: Committee proposes mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking fentanyl in Idaho.
by Ruth Brown Idaho Reports The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee held a bill in committee Thursday that would have set a standard for trafficking fentanyl and introduced a mandatory minimum prison sentence. Rep. Chris Allgood, R-Caldwell, pitched HB 67, saying it was necessary for the state’s safety. Idaho already has mandatory minimum sentencesContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Committee proposes mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking fentanyl in Idaho.”
History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI
Waco wā´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center. Agriculture and livestock raising are important to the economy, and there is diverse manufacturing. The Huecos (Wacos)Continue reading “History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI”
History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.
February 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was 39. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalistContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.”
True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.
by Josh Milton A death row prisoner in Texas told his family ‘don’t worry about me, I’m ready to fly’ in his final words before being executed. Wesley Ruiz, 43, fatally shot a Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix nearly 16 years ago on March 2007 after a high-speed chase. Ruiz, who was Hispanic, receivedContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.”