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  1. Jury deadlocks in trial of man charged in officer's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

    A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a man charged with capital murder in the death of an off-duty Birmingham police officer. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones made the decision after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked in the trial of 41-year-old Patrick Johnson of Birmingham.


  2. Jury Now Deliberating Thiel CaseRead the original story

    50 min ago | The Daily News-Record

    A jury of seven women and five men has begun the process of deciding whether Nicholas Thiel is guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter in the death of Clifford "Dean" Polk last year or whether the Elkton man fired at his enraged attacker in self-defense. Thiel, 26, is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the Oct. 19, 2014, slaying of Polk, and faces up to 43 years in prison.


  3. Adams gets maximum sentence in Coats killingRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    ... sexual battery. Freeman said Adams, who had testified during his trial earlier this month that he shot Coats in self defense, had no legitimate reason to open fire on June 2, 2013. Coats was dropping off Adams' girlfriend, Sara Colon, off at home at ...


  4. Long Island lawyer allowed to sue to keep his chukka sticksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Daily News

    A Brooklyn judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on possession of chukka sticks in one's home. Federal Judge Pamela Chen ruled Friday that Long Island lawyer James Maloney can put his case before a jury whether a chukka stick is a lawful weapon for martial artists to use in self-defense.


  5. Jury Begins Deliberations in Bridgewater Murder TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

    During Friday's closing arguments, when Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst brought up picture after picture of Polk with his family. Thiel is charged of second-degree murder and using a firearm in commission of a felony.


  6. Love at First FightRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    Madeleine does not know that she is a character in a rom-com. She thinks she's in a war movie.


  7. Jury to decide: Murder or self-defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

    A Superior Court of Guam jury will now have to decide whether Xo Isi John was defending himself when he stabbed Felipe Reyes to death in February or if he murdered him.


  8. Not Guilty Plea In Gates Pub ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WHAM-AM Rochester

    ... that bar that shot first, and if there was any shooting in response by anyone, including my client, it was in self defense." Prosecutor Pat Gallagher says there's been no evidence of that. The District Attorney's office also says more charges could ...


  9. Youth Community Action ProgramsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    We propose the adoption and implementation of the "Youth Community Action Program" as a model for both developing and empowering our young sisters and brothers in the hoods, projects, barrios, rural towns, suburbs and trailer parks where our communities are situated. The Youth Community Action Program is both an educational/training program and a co-operative economic nonprofit initiative which targets underclass youth and neighborhoods employing volunteers from the youth's own community and family to work in concert with YCAP activists in a two-phase development initiative.


  10. Jury continues deliberations Friday in officer's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Patrick Johnson, 41, was charged with capital murder in the death of off-duty Birmingham police officer Keary Hollis. His trial began May 18, 2015.


  11. No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges. In a 51-page report released Monday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said her office's "independent and exhaustive investigation" concluded a criminal violation could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in VonDerrit Myers Jr.'s death.


  12. Quadruple Murder In DC Apparently BOTH Immigrant Mass Murder And Disgruntled Minority MassacreRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | VDARE

    Here at we've identified certain patterns of murder not usually noticed by the MSM. The MSM is all over "gun violence", any crime they can call "racist", and certain types of "extremist" violence, but considers race and crime unmentionable.


  13. Green found guilty of second-degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Homer News

    After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury on Thursday afternoon found Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green had claimed self defense in the July 7, 2012, shooting of Sagerser at Sagerser's Stariski Creek home. Green said Sagerser attacked him with a utility knife when Green attempted to buy marijuana.


  14. Steubenville police get training from jiu-jitsu masterRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WTOV9

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - We all know police have powerful tools for fighting crime. From guns to tasers and even night sticks, but when it comes down to basic self-defense, you've got to use your hands.


  15. Allentown man who claimed self defense cleared in machete attackRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    An Allentown man who claimed he was defending himself in a machete attack was found not guilty following a trial in Lehigh County Court. An Allentown man who claimed he was defending himself when he attacked another man with a machete last summer was cleared of all criminal charges by a Lehigh County jury.


  16. Niceville karate sensei Williamson reflects on Hall of Fame inductionRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    C.D. Williamson grabbed his team jacket from the Pan American Karate Championships and slipped each arm into the sleeve.


  17. Man guilty in death of aspiring rapperRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    An Atlantic City man was convicted Thursday of aggravated manslaughter in the death of an aspiring rapper in what the judge likened to a Wild West gunfight. Hasan Bruce, 21, on trial for murder, was convicted of the lesser crime for the slaying of Zachary Taylor, known as Zooty Bang, the Atlantic City Press reported.


  18. 7 year old shot on way from Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    ... the question of gun control may be on the horizon. Where do the guns come from? Although legal gun use in self defense is protected by the 2nd Amendment, the use of illegal weapons in assaults and homicides continues to rise. Research conducted by ...


  19. Police investigate after teen shoots friend through windowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NBC29

    Jeremy House walks past the house where a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed earlier in the morning, Sunday, May 17, 2015. A Montana boy startled at being awakened in the middl... .


  20. Art of amphibious ops on display at 1st-ever Hawaii symposiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Stars and Stripes

    ... the race to expand amphib capability in Japan is "urgent," Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe, with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, told the symposium audience. Comprised of an astounding 6,852 islands - some claimed by China, Taiwan and other nations - ...