VINELAND -- Planning is everything. Just ask the southern New Jersey man whose alleged knocking-over of a bank was foiled when his getaway car ran out of gas. "Just try and catch me now, losers! Just... Hey, why's the needle pointing at 'E'? Move, you **** car. MOVE!"
Vineland police said 32-year-old Steven Mercado entered a city bank Thursday afternoon and handed a teller a note demanding money. The Vineland man, who indicated he carried the means to expel someone from their body by shutting it down, police said, then fled to his car with an undisclosed amount of cash as bank employees contacted authorities.
Mercado, who had parked at a nearby business, tried to drive away but didn't get far before the fuel supply that he had apparently forgotten to replenish ran out, according to authorities. He then called a cab company for a ride, police said, but was captured just moments after he got out of his vehicle. "Yes, send a cab ASAP. I'll be carrying luggage, just so you-"
"****. Never mind; I've got other travel arrangements now."
Mercado was jailed in lieu of four hundred thousand pictures of our first president. Police said the alleged means he supposedly had of sending people to the afterlife was a garden hose spray nozzle.
Dumb on two accounts then - in parts of NJ pretending you have a gun could get you shot really dead.
A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.
He needed killing...
The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon. Neither has been publicly identified.
The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said. The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.
Should have stuck to horses...
The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.
This is Texas. The offender got off lightly...
The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released.
Harmon described the girl as "OK besides the obvious mental trauma."
Asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, "You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."
Harmon described the dad as "very remorseful," adding that he didn't know the man was going to die.
I believe it. The man was defending his daughter.
Authorities were withholding the deceased man's name while they notified next of kin.
"We got a body for you. Come get it or it gets planted in Potter's Field."
Officials did not know immediately if he has a prior criminal history.
Oh, oh, let me guess...
Lavaca County Precinct Judge Alene Lyons, who is coordinating information in the case including autopsy results, said Monday that a preliminary autopsy report indicated the victim "died from blunt-force head and neck injuries."
The father must pack a mean right...
"It will take six weeks to get the full report back because they also did a toxicology report," Lyons said.
and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him
Not easy to do. Often you break your hand and the guy just gets up again.
Harmon described the dad as "very remorseful," adding that he didn't know the man was going to die.
Why? He probably saved a bunch of girls that would have otherwise been his subsequent victims, and saved taxpayers the expense of trying, jailing, releasing, re-jailing, re-trying, and finally jailing him for life. Let alone a bunch of citizens that are often messed up for life.
Swift Justice. These guys are usually the nicest guys in the world, until they turn the corner and see something happening like that to their child or loved one by anotheer grown man. Then instant rage kicks in on the spot.
I suspect the purpetrators head made hard contact with a wall or two as well.
The man who was Horse Manure has returned home.
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Local news in Houston reported from Lovaca County last night that the deceased's relatives were in Mexico, slowing the notification process. Would seem to leave out Sharpton, et al. if the report is true.
I'm an oldtimer and when I was young the oldtimers in my hometown defined a Texan as "one who defends family and home until he falls." Its just in our DNA.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will not be necessary. There are plenty of other Demons on the left already trying to "Travon Martin" the child's father.
James Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, an Austin-based nonprofit group, questioned the father's decision to "summarily execute" the alleged molester without due process.
"Assuming it's true that this guy was molesting the daughter, and we don't know what exactly happened at this point, he would then have the right to defend [her], and hit him enough to have him stop," Harrington told FoxNews.com. "But you cannot summarily execute him, even though I can understand the anger he would have."
Without specific knowledge of the case, Harrington said he was "surprised" that the girl's father had not been already charged. Foxnews.com
It is time for the child molesting and other criminal apologists to go rot in prison, too.
Anybody that knows Texas, understands that this says it all. Alligator tears from a bunch of stand-offish, elitist, do-gooders willing to point out all of YOUR faults without regard for the child.
Had to get that off my chest!
Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party -- and a bacon sundae.
The world's second biggest hamburger chain on Thursday is launching several pork, beef and chicken sandwiches as limited time offers. And for a sweet ending, the company is also offering a bacon sundae -- vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon -- that started in Nashville, Tenn. earlier this year.
The salty-sweet dessert clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.
[Al Ahram] Only days before Egypt's presidential runoff, candidates are pelting each other with allegations. One of the most remarkable of these is the claim by Ahmed Shafiq, presidential finalist and Mubarak's last prime minister, that the Moslem Brüderbund had killed and injured anti-regime protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square during the infamous "Battle of the Camel," which took place at the height of the popular uprising that led to the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak. ...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011... Shafiq claimed that Moslem Brüderbund members had been seen atop buildings overlooking the square, from where they hurled Molotov cocktails on protesters below.
On a television talk show Sunday, activist-businessman Mamdouh Hamza and senior Brotherhood figure Mohamed El-Beltagi responded to the allegations.
According to Hamza, General Hassan El-Rewini, a member of Egypt's ruling military council, had told him he had seen "men with beards" atop buildings near the square. In response, El-Rewini had asked Salafist preacher Safwat Hegazy to order them down. Otherwise, El-Rewini warned, the men would be shot.
Although he is very close to the Brotherhood, Hegazy is not a member of the Islamist group.
Shafiq repeated the same story, but said the conversation had been between El-Rewini and El-Beltagi.
In July of last year, El-Rewini admitted in a televised phone interview to having "spread rumours" during the 18-day uprising.
Hamza explained that the so-called "Battle of the Camel" had happened in phases: a first phase in which knives and clubs were used; a second phase, in which thugs arrived in government cars and attacked protesters with ceramic and marble stones; and a third phase, in which Molotov cocktails and guns were used against demonstrators.
Meanwhile, ...back at the hoedown, Bob finally got to dance with Sally... El-Beltagi, secretary-general of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), described the allegations as "ludicrous," saying it was illogical to believe that the Moslem Brüderbund had been responsible for killing protesters during last year's uprising. "Shafiq acts as if Egyptians' memories can be deleted," he said during the interview.
[Al Ahram] A gang of robbers invaded two villages in northern Nigeria on Monday in an apparent revenge attack, slitting some residents' throats and shooting others, leaving 23 dead, a police source said.
"They went door-to-door shooting villagers and in some cases slitting their throats with knives," the police source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak pubicly. "They killed 21 residents. They also moved to the next village ... where they shot dead two other people. So far 23 villagers were killed in the attack." The attacks occurred in Zamfara state.
United States officials have been careful not to publicly weigh in on the race or the prospect of a changed strategy, for fear of being accused of meddling. One senior Obama administration official said on Friday that Mr. Peña Nieto's demand that the United States respect Mexican priorities "is a sound bite he is using for obvious political purposes." In private meetings, the official said, "what we basically get is that he fully appreciates and understands that if/when he wins, he is going to keep working with us."
That bunch demonstrate once again exactly how smart The Smartest Man in the Room and his gang really, truly are.
Well, now that they have upgraded their firepower capacity, yeah, may need to change tactics a bit.
This would be teh O gang, who insists the health care bill has nothing to do with a 35% increase in my insurance and tells me the number crunching with my employees is wrong, and all is fine. Forgive me if I blink a couple times, weighing the evidence.
[An Nahar] Radovan Karadzic and his lawyers on Monday asked the Yugoslav war crimes court to acquit the former Bosnian Serb leader on all counts, arguing that no genocide took place in Bosnia in 1992.
"Dr. Karadzic requests a judgment of acquittal pursuant to rule 98bis for counts one to 11," said his lawyer Peter Robinson at a public hearing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.
"There was no genocide in the municipalities in Bosnia in 1992... there is no way the trial can conclude that Dr. Karadzic is guilty of genocide," he added.
Once the most powerful leader among Bosnian Serbs, Karadzic, 66, faces 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict which left some 100,000 people dead and 2.2 million homeless.
He is particularly wanted for masterminding the killings that followed the Serbs' capture of the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995.
I have a 6:30 minute interview today from Philadelphia Local Talk Show host Dom Giordano WPHT1210am with the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney. I tried to put this info up on Professor Jacobson's "TIP Line" prior to the 09:25am appointment time. However, Mr Giordano provided a PODCAST of the brief interview:
In January, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of "high-handedness" during oral arguments in a property rights case. In March he mocked the administration's legal reasoning in defending President Barack Obama's health-care law, calling it "extraordinary." In an April case challenging Arizona's controversial immigration law, Scalia belittled the administration's claim that the law might make Mexican leaders less willing to cooperate with the U.S. "So," Scalia said, "we have to enforce our laws in a manner that will please Mexico?" Yow. Third degree burns. I wonder if Obean will learn anything at all.
Scalia, a Ronald Reagan appointee now in his 26th year on the court, has never kept his thoughts to himself. Lawyers expect to be interrupted with queries and criticism from the other justices during oral arguments--but they gird themselves for the 76-year-old Scalia's rapid-fire interrogations. His barbed commentary and putdowns rattle attorneys and often draw laughter from spectators in the gallery. In one case this year, he bombarded a government lawyer with 12 questions in 15 minutes.
Yet Scalia's exclamations from the bench have become more frequent and more opinionated, particularly in cases involving Obama administration policies. That has some lawyers who argue before the court, as well as academics, questioning whether the brilliant, temperamental justice sometimes crosses the line between skeptical scrutiny and advocacy. "His questions have been increasingly confrontational," says Charles Fried, a Harvard Law School professor who served as U.S. Solicitor General under Reagan. In the health-care case, "he came across much more like an advocate." (Scalia declined to be interviewed for this article.) That's because Obean is trying to get them to reconsider that which is already cut and dried. Any justice that even entertains the idea that this 2700 page monstrosity is constitutionally sound is the one who is doing the advocating. The Constitution is short and simple for a reason.
In the January EPA case, Scalia directed his fire at Justice Department lawyer Malcolm Stewart, who was defending the agency's use of administrative compliance orders to stop landowners from violating environmental laws. Some of the orders require property to be restored to its previous state. When Stewart argued that people and companies could seek to change any "infeasible" EPA requirements, Scalia made his contempt clear. "Well, that's very nice," he said. "That's very nice when you've received something called a 'compliance order' which says you're subject to penalties." The court unanimously ruled against the agency in March, giving property owners more power to challenge the compliance orders in court. I'd sure like to be one of those folks with the spare time and money to challenge an EPA compliance order. And for those wondering why the scornful comment, look no further than the word "unanimous". It's not often SCOTUS will hand someone their @$$ like that.
At one point during the three days of oral arguments in March over Obama's health-care law, Justice Dept. lawyer Edwin Kneedler said the justices should look at "the structure and the text" of the statute in considering whether the entire law must be struck down if the requirement to buy insurance was declared unconstitutional. Scalia pounced. Being forced to read the phone book-size law would be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, he cracked, "You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?" Scalia all but declared he'd vote to invalidate the whole law, not just the insurance mandate. "My approach would say, if you take the heart out of the statute, the statute's gone," he said. Amen. And I also kind of wonder if the lawyer had read and memorized the whole thing himself. Any bets?
Scalia's admirers say he plays a critical role as one of the court's strongest defenders of individual liberties. He "goes right to the heart of the weakness of the advocate who's in front of him," says Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, which advocates smaller government. By staking out a forceful position on health care, Shapiro says, Scalia was trying to "express his exasperation with the government's assertion of power." More likely the arrogance, contempt, presumption, stupidity and ignorance behind those assertions.
Doug Kendall, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center in Washington, which supports the administration on health care and immigration, takes a less generous view. Scalia has become a "partisan cheerleader," he says. "I can't think of a serious question that he posed in either argument suggesting that he was open to have his mind changed." And you won't, either. Because you wouldn't recognize unconstitutional if it fell in your lunch. Liberal Constitutional Accountability Center indeed.
The bottom line: Scalia's escalating attacks on Obama policies are raising questions about whether his political views are affecting his legal opinions. Irritating, isn't it? Say hi to Ginsburg for me next time you see her.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.