[HotAir] Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, appeared in court on Monday to face a murder charge after he got into a dispute with the 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen and a group of her friends in Sterling, North Virginia, the Fairfax County Police Department said.
Martinez got out of the car, assaulted the girl, and beat her with a metal baseball bat, her mother said. Police later found a body believed to be Hassanen's in a Sterling pond about 25 miles outside of Washington DC.
On Monday afternoon it was reported by NBC4: ‘ICE has lodged a detainer against (Torres) meaning they believe he's here illegally.' Since this kills two of the left's favorite narratives (illegals are your friends; white islamophobia) expect this story to be quickly round filed for all the MSM outlets.
[Breitbart] Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said a burglar fleeing a female resident turned around and shot "back into the house," striking his burglary accomplice in the head and killing him on the spot. Bibb County, Ga. of course, where else ?
According to The Telegraph, the two suspects were running one behind the other. The one in the lead had the gun and the one following had a television set that he dropped after being startled by the female homeowner.
The suspect who was shot "died in the threshold of the woman’s front door."
There was an instance in Texas years ago when a soldier came home and chase a rapist everyone had been looking for out of his house. He called the police and they told him it would be a bit before they got there and "by the way make sure you shot him inside your house," When they got their they looked at the blood trail leading back to the house, the bullet holes in the screen door, and said, "Looks like you got him inside the house just in time.
[Daily News] A threesome in Park Slope spiraled into a deadly attack with bats and knives after one of the participants began filming the sexcapade, police sources said.
The Brooklyn bloodshed left Manos Ikonomidis, 20, dead of three stab wounds in the chest and back. He collapsed on the first floor of a building at 16th St. and Seventh Ave. just after 4 a.m. Monday. Earlier, he’d been locked in a steamy romp with an unidentified woman and 21-year-old Jack Doherty.
"It’s something out of a horror movie," stunned building resident Carol Petersen, 37, said. "It’s horrible. It’s a nightmare."
Doherty was being questioned by police, but was not a suspect in the slaying, sources said.
[BBC] In a cramped office in a police station in Chicago's 11th district, the sound of gunfire is a little computerised ping that rings out a few times a day.
Somewhere in the district a microphone has picked up the percussive sound of a bullet and sent a signal, via California, to the station, which is where Kim Smith hears about it.
Ms Smith, a data analyst from the University of Chicago, works at one of the city's new Strategic Decision Support Centres, where data, technology, and old-fashioned police work are being combined in an effort to control a sudden surge in gun violence.
Seconds after a ping, a large flatscreen monitor displays a Google map of the gunshot location. Another connects to surveillance cameras activated by the shot, sometimes fast enough to see a gunman fleeing, and usually two or three minutes before the first 911 call comes in.
The strategic centres were established in February after more than 4,000 shootings and 762 homicides in 2016 - a massive 59% increase on the previous year and more murders than New York and LA combined. President Trump threatened in January to "send in the Feds" if the city didn't fix "the horrible carnage".
Taking blueprints from similar operations in LA and New York, Chicago PD set up two centres in the city's two most violent districts - Englewood and Harrison, which account for 5% of the city's population but nearly a third of all shootings last year. Eventually there will be six across the city, with initial set-up costs of about a million dollars each.
Chicago PD borrowed civilian data analysts - including Ms Smith - from the University of Chicago in an attempt to make better use of existing technologies like the Shotspotter microphones and more sense of the crime data routinely collected by the department.
The new cutting edge of anti-gun policing in Chicago had a modest start. The Englewood district centre set up shop in a disused line-up room, the partition wall and one-way glass knocked through to make more room. The first strategic meeting of the Harrison district centre was lit by a single lamp in a bare office.
Now there are large flatscreen monitors fixed to the walls displaying live maps and charts, while analysts track data on two or three screens in front of them. Each morning there is a strategic meeting where officers and analysts pore over maps and reports, attempting to predict trends or identify trouble spots.
Using a piece of predictive software called HunchLab, they translate the data into "missions", which can involve anything from talking to local business owners in certain areas to watching certain surveillance feeds at certain times.
And they might be getting results. The two pilot districts - on the South and West sides - have seen a 30% and 39% drop in gun violence so far this year, against a 15% drop city-wide. Chicago Police Deputy Chief Jonathan Lewin, who oversaw the development of the centres, said it was still early days.
"This is still a pilot so it's tough to determine causality," he said. "Is it the process, is it the technology, is it cars being more mobile because we're tracking them more rigorously? That's the million-dollar question."
In reality, the stakes are higher than that. Chicago's murder rate soared last year, breaking 750 for the first time since the violent crime peak of the early 1990s and putting pressure on the police department to try new approaches.
You cannot apply a technical solution to a social problem.
The problem is men with evil hearts. Until that problem is addressed, all the Strategic Decision Support Centres in the world won't help, even if you use the British spelling of center.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 ||
06/20/2017 9:56 Comments ||
Wow, all that tech and money means that CPD will be less late in stopping a crime. The kaboom marks the clock on investigating yet another shooting in neighborhoods where nobody saw anything. Just throwing money at the edges of gang violence so they look like they are doing something.
Tech is relatively less expensive. This one is a low-budget project. Most of the work has already been done by somebody else. It isn't as labor intensive. And per the article (you did read the article, right?) it's at the Chicago PD level. Doesn't require local politicians to get involved as much; it doesn't require state politicians at all.
[Fox] Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained and held in North Korea before being returned back to the U.S. earlier this month, has died, according to his family. He was 22 years old.
News of Warmbier’s death follows reports from doctors that he had suffered extensive brain damage and was unresponsive to his surroundings. Officials from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which treated the student upon his return, labeled his condition as a "state of unresponsive wakefulness."
The NKors (or their Chinese/Russian/Iranian Doctors) realized that the kid was going to die from whatever they did to him and didn't want it to happen while he was still in North Korea.
They also wanted to make sure that he would never regain consciousness and relate what actually happened to him so took steps to ensure that.
They'll still try to make it seem that sending him home was some sort of 'Grand Gesture', though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
06/20/2017 8:13 Comments ||
The moral of the story is clear: Unless you're Dennis Rodman, don't go to North Korea.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/20/2017 10:52 Comments ||
So he was there with a tour group who "will take you where your mother doesn't want you to go." Since the US and NK do not have diplomatic relations, shouldn't this group be accountable. Also sad but true - poor judgment by those who would go on one of these tours.
I wondered why the kid went to NK. He was on an exchange program from his university (Virginia junior) with China. He was recruited by a travel agent to go to NK under the pretext that "this was the tour your parents don't want you to take." It was also touted oversold as being safe. Ten others went on this tour as well.
[PowerlineBlog] Glyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill just about any plant. Since it would kill the crop as well as the weeds, for quite a few years it couldn’t be used over the top of an emerging crop. Instead, its use was restricted to lower-value burndown situations, where weeds in a field would be killed prior to planting, or, e.g., to keep down weeds on railroad rights of way.
The first commercially successful genetic modification, carried out by Monsanto, which owned the patents on glyphosate, was to make plants tolerant of glyphosate. A GMO variety, commonly referred to as "RoundUp Ready," would survive a glyphosate application while the weeds in the field would die. The development of glyphosate tolerant crops (soybeans, corn, cotton, eventually others) was a marvel: farmers could apply RoundUp over the top of crops, killing weeds while the crop was unaffected. The result was cheaper food and clothing.
As a bonus, glyphosate was remarkably benign from an environmental standpoint. In general, insecticides are toxic to humans because humans are quite a bit like bugs. Herbicides, on the other hand, are generally not very toxic to humans, because we aren’t a lot like plants. But even in this context, glyphosate stood out as a harmless chemical. It targets an enzyme that is found in plants, but not in humans or animals. Moreover, glyphosate breaks down easily and does not persist in the environment. It is pretty much the perfect herbicide (until resistance starts to develop, but that’s another story).
This sounds like a win-win situation‐cheaper food, better health, longer lifespans‐but some people irrationally hate genetically modified crops, even though the modification‐in this case, making the corn or soybean plant tolerant of glyphosate‐has nothing to do with its nutritional value. After decades of world-wide experience with glyphosate, it was accepted that the product was safe. So it was a bombshell when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared, in March 2015, that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic," based on tests on rodents.
Hundreds of cancer patients promptly sued Monsanto, claiming the company had concealed the danger of carcinogenicity, notwithstanding the fact that it would be hard to find a farmer who hadn’t been exposed to glyphosate. The European Union said it would consider IARC’s finding when deciding whether to continue to allow glyphosate to be used in Europe. "Environmentalists" had scored a major coup.
But the whole thing turned out to be a fraud. Reuters has investigated, aided by access to deposition testimony in one or more of the lawsuits against Monsanto, which evidently was not subject to a protective order. Briefly put, the author of the IARC’s carcinogenicity study, Aaron Blair, an epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, covered up his own research showing that exposure to glyphosate did not lead to a higher incidence of cancer in humans. The story, as reported by Reuters, is astonishing:
Previously unreported court documents reviewed by Reuters from an ongoing U.S. legal case against Monsanto show that Blair knew the unpublished research found no evidence of a link between glyphosate and cancer. In a sworn deposition given in March this year in connection with the case, Blair also said the data would have altered IARC’s analysis.
But the data were not considered by IARC because including them would have made the report too long. Or something. You can read the Reuters story, or even this surprisingly sane Mother Jones article, for the details.
It seems obvious that this is another case where left-wing "scientists" concealed data that would have refuted their theory–here, that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic.* Remarkably, despite exposure of the scandal, IARC "stands by its findings." Politics above all.
Given the many scandals that have emerged in recent years, it is reasonable to ask: can liberals be trusted to do science? Unless and until they commit themselves to fundamental reform, something that is not in prospect, my answer is No.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of three people were locked away Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! in connection to the gang-rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.
The provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamidi said the minor girl was initially gang-raped by the men and was strangled to death.
He said the incident took place nearly three weeks ago and the men were arrested after the dead body of the girl was found from a yard.
According to Hamidi, the perpetrators of the incident were arrested during the search operation and investigations of the security forces and their cases have been referred to the judiciary institutions.
[FOX] An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.
The Russian Su-27 jet had missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet "rapidly," coming within five feet of the American aircraft, the officials said.
Once alongside, the Russian jet was "provocative" in its flight maneuvers and flying "erratically," according to another official.
Since June 2nd there have been over 35 interactions in the Baltic Sea region between U.S. and Russian jets and warships, but the incident Monday morning is notable because the U.S. military considered it "unsafe," according to one official.
The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as a potential target, following a U.S. Navy jet’s shoot-down of a Syrian jet that was targeting U.S.-aligned fighters.
[DAWN] At least seven people received bullet injuries as a result of gun sex in different parts of Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... soon after the Pakistain cricket team defeated India to clinch the Champions Trophy.
"We received seven people with bullet wounds at several government hospitals in Karachi," said Police Surgeon Dr Aijaz Khokhar. The police surgeon added that a child and a woman were also injured. He said that the condition of all those injured was out of danger.
A DSNG engineer belonging to the 24 News channel, Shariq Ishtiaq, sustained bullet wounds when unknown people resorted to firing outside the residence of Pak skipper Sarfraz Ahmad in the Buffer Zone area.
SSP Central Muqaddas Haider confirmed the firing incident and added that engineer was initially taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and later referred to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali told Dawn that Shariq sustained wounds on his head but his condition was stable.
Dr Jamali further said that 15-year-old Husain Raza was also brought to the hospital from Model Colony with a bullet wound on his abdomen. His condition was said to be serious.
Dr Jamali later said one of the victims had succumbed to injuries.
Two other persons, identified as Faraz, 22, from Lines Area and Sardar Sultan, 30, from Orangi Town were also brought with bullet wounds for treatment at JPMC.
A top police official told Dawn that the police would conduct raids to arrest the suspects involved in jubilation firing. He said spent bullet casings were being collected and information being taken from witnesses to ascertain the identity of the culprits involved in firing incidents in different parts of the city.
Aerial firing incidents were also reported in various area of the country. At least six people sustained injuries from stray bullets in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central... 's Mardan district only.
In Mardan, a large number of people and media personnel had gathered at the residence of star batsman Fakhar Zaman in Katlang tehsil. The revelers fired shots in the air, set off fireworks and distributed sweets to celebrate Pakistain’s win over their arch rival, India.
[DAWN] A man rubbed out his 19-year-old niece and injured another man in the name of 'honour' in Sanghar's Shahdadpur area on Monday.
Darya Khan Talpur Station House Officer Muhammad Younis Jatt said Samina Talpur's uncle, Ghulam Hussain Talpur, confessed to shooting her and the man after allegedly seeing them together in a compromising position.
SHO Jutt said Samina was struck down in his prime, whereas the man sustained multiple wounds and was admitted to Civil Hospital Hyderabad at death's door.
The police officer said the main accused is the maternal uncle of the female victim.
Samina's body was handed over to her father for burial following a post-mortem examination.
6.4. Oxygen Requirements. (N/A for UAS ground control stations) The PIC shall ensure
sufficient oxygen for the planned mission (including contingencies) is available to all occupants
before takeoff. Normally, aircrew will use supplemental oxygen anytime the cabin altitude
exceeds 10,000 ft MSL.
6.4.1. Unpressurized Operations. When mission essential, aircrew trained IAW AFI 11-
403, Aerospace Physiological Training Program, may operate aircraft unpressurized above
10,000 ft. MSL without supplemental oxygen IAW MAJCOM guidance and the following
6.4.1. (ACC) Unpressurized Operations. For any scheduled mission where cockpit
pressure will exceed 18,000 feet MSL, all aircrew members/occupants will prebreathe 100%
oxygen for at least 30 minutes prior to the cabin altitude exceeding 10,000 feet MSL. Any
break in this prebreathing cycle will require either starting the cycle again or removal of the
affected individual from the flight.
220.127.116.11. Total flight time (without supplemental oxygen) above 10,000 ft. MSL shall not
exceed 1 hour if any portion of the flight above 10,000 ft. MSL is in IMC, at night, or
when using NVGs, employing weapons, conducting airdrop or air-refueling, or
performing high-g maneuvers.
18.104.22.168. Maximum of 30 minutes (without supplemental oxygen) between 12,500 and
14,000 ft. MSL.
22.214.171.124. Supplemental oxygen must be used by all persons while above 14,000 ft. MSL.
126.96.36.199. Any occupant, not trained IAW AFI 11-403, limits the cabin altitude to:
188.8.131.52.1. 10,000 ft. to 13,000 ft. MSL for three hours without supplemental oxygen.
184.108.40.206.2. 13,000 ft. MSL without supplemental oxygen.
220.127.116.11. FL 250 shall not be exceeded even if occupants have oxygen (see paragraph 6.5)
6.4.2. Pressurized Operations. Pilots flying pressurized aircraft maintaining a cabin
altitude below 10,000 ft. will comply with Table 6.2. Each crewmember shall use
supplemental oxygen anytime the cabin altitude exceeds 10,000 ft MSL.
18.104.22.168. (Added-ACC) The following oxygen restrictions apply to aircrew members:
22.214.171.124.1. (Added-ACC) Bomber crewmembers will wear oxygen masks from
initial takeoff to the initial oxygen check. Additionally, bomber pilots will wear
oxygen masks during air refueling from pre-contact through termination of actual
refueling operations and from the final approach fix or turn to visual final through
landing or missed approach.
126.96.36.199.2. (Added-ACC) In the B-1, when readily available oxygen is required, the
helmet with oxygen mask attached satisfies this requirement, provided adequate
oxygen sources are available.
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188.8.131.52.3. (Added-ACC) When readily available oxygen is required, the troop
oxygen system with troop masks installed, satisfies this requirement for aircraft so
So how did they fix the exhaust problem? Early on, it was reported that the exhaust was so hot it would melt the flight deck.
Posted by Juting Clolugum7534
As far as can be told, they didn't. With the typical brilliant bureaucrat logic, it apparently was decided to fix the problem by reinforcing the flight deck, use heat resistant concrete in runways, et. al..
[Free Beacon] The Trump administration has released a long-suppressed and classified government report disclosing U.S. clandestine action in Iran that outlines America's role in the country's 1953 coup, the State Department announced last week in a move that is likely to roil the Islamic Republic. Can anyone think of a CIA sponsored 'Regime Change' that ended well ?
The report, which details covert U.S. operations in Iran, has been the source of controversy for quite some time, as the former Obama administration had suppressed its publication in a bid to avoid upsetting Iran during diplomatic efforts to foster the landmark nuclear deal.
While a small portion of the report still remains classified, its release marks the first time the United States is officially acknowledging its clandestine role in the 1953 coup against the Iranian government led by Mohammad Mosadeq.
Multiple efforts to force publication of the documents were blocked by the Obama administration during its time in the White House, and it seemed the report would not see the light of day as late as April of this year.
However, the State Department quietly released the detailed report late last week, potentially in an effort to minimize the fallout.
"There is no known evidence that Secretary of State Tillerson participated in the decision to permit publication," according to the Federation of American Scientists, or FAS which has long been tracking the publication.
The State Department did appear to bury the report's release last week.
In a review of Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes, historian Michael Beschloss wrote, "Mr. Weiner argues that a bad C.I.A. track record has encouraged many of our gravest contemporary problems... A generation of Iranians grew up knowing that the C.I.A. had installed the shah," Mr. Weiner notes. "In time, the chaos that the agency had created in the streets of Tehran would return to haunt the United States."
The administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower considered the coup a success, but, given its blowback, that opinion is no longer generally held, because of its "haunting and terrible legacy". In 2000, Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, said that intervention by the U.S. in the internal affairs of Iran was a setback for democratic government. The coup is widely believed to have significantly contributed to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which deposed the "pro-Western" Shah and replaced the monarchy with an "anti-Western" Islamic republic.
"For many Iranians, the coup demonstrated duplicity by the United States, which presented itself as a defender of freedom but did not hesitate to use underhanded methods to overthrow a democratically elected government to suit its own economic and strategic interests", the Agence France-Presse reported.
United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who visited Iran both before and after the coup, wrote that "When Mossadegh and Persia started basic reforms, we became alarmed. We united with the British to destroy him; we succeeded; and ever since, our name has not been an honored one in the Middle East."
[TheRegister] Plan is to spin up single photons as a comms medium
Israel has entered the quantum communications arms race, announcing it's going to build a national demonstrator for "spooky" communications. This Israel effort is far more believable than the China announcement from a few days ago. (Rantburg article link)
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance ||
06/20/2017 00:00 ||
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The only problem is that pesky Heisenburg uncertainty thing about knowing a particle's data but not it's location, or vice versa.
They're not freakin' carrier pidgeons, ya know.
Posted by: ed in texas ||
06/20/2017 8:37 Comments ||
So, as long as the sender's location is secret, his data has high confidence?
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.