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Man preparing for the ‘rapture’ thinks his dog has the ‘devil in it’ blows dog up, remains scatter on front lawn
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Man preparing for the ‘rapture’ thinks his dog has the ‘devil in it’ blows dog up, remains scatter on front lawn

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Decapitated bodies found in Mexico

Police have found the dismembered and decapitated bodies of 18 people in two abandoned vehicles in western Mexico in what appears to be a new wave of revenge killings in an ongoing power struggle between drug gangs.

Police initially counted 12 bodies dumped in the car on a road between Mexico’s second city of Guadalajara and the lakeside city of Chapala.

An anonymous call alerted police to the abandoned vehicles, and the bodies were taken to forensic services in Guadalajara, a police official said.

Jalisco state attorney general Tomas Coronado Olmos called an urgent meeting with the state governor and said the killings appeared to have been carried out in revenge for 23 killings last Friday in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

An arrested woman said that the killings were “the repercussion for what happened in Tamaulipas,” Coronado Olmos said.

The woman said she belonged to a local gang called Milenio, linked to the Zetas drug gang.

Police found 23 bodies last Friday in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, on the US border, including nine hanging from a bridge and 14 others that had been decapitated.

Suspected drug gang violence has flared in some areas in the past week, with more than 60 deaths in massacres or fighting with security forces.

Authorities blame many of the deaths on clashes between the Zetas - a gang set up by ex-commandos that deserted Mexico’s military in the 1990s - and groups allied to the Sinaloa Federation of Mexico’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The latest killings echoed a brutal episode last November when police found 26 bodies dumped inside three vehicles in Guadalajara. Based on messages left behind, authorities believe those killings were an attack by the Zetas on the Sinaloa gang.

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In news no one wants to hear….

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Top Tea Party organizer arrested for soliciting prostitute


Steve Stevlic, one of the top organizers of TeaCon 2011, describes himself as an ordinary family-values man. But, as Gawker reported today, he’s not ordinary in at least one sense: He was arrested last summer for soliciting a prostitute.

Last September, Stevlic mocked and condemned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., via Twitter over revelations that the congressman had a two-year extra-marital affair. The tweets were sent out two months after Stevlic’s arrest.

Stevlic is one of the primary sponsors behind one of the largest-ever gatherings of tea partiers. About Some 600 supporters turned out today for the opening of the event in Schaumburg, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago. Some of the right-wing movement’s highest-profile representatives were on hand.

But after news of Stevlic’s year-old arrest grabbed attention, he apparently decided to steer clear of the proceedings, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Keynoters at TeaCon today included Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck, and U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., a party favorite and an afternoon highlight.

Walsh has image problems of his own. A Chicago judge ordered him last month to explain why he appears to be $100,000 behind in child-support payments to his ex-wife.

Laura Walsh has hauled her ex-husband to court on numerous occasions since 2002 to seek orders to make him pay his court-ordered child-support obligations. She says he started making half-payments years ago and then completely stopped sending any money.

Although Walsh claimed he was broke, last year he made a $35,000 contribution to his own congressional campaign.

Despite the evangelical-Christian bent of Tea Party supporters, including a growing anti-gay fervor, Walsh’s failure to support his kids has not dampened their enthusiasm for him.


Emphasis added - family values and morals my ass, motherfuckers.

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The cost of a single gunshot

- No one can put a price on a human life or a family’s suffering, but policy experts can calculate the price society pays.

“It has always been the simple things that we don’t consider with these costs,’’ says Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has focused on victim services and compensation during her 5-year tenure. “Take cleanup costs of crime scenes, where someone has been shot. Once that investigation ends and the police have left the scene and the emergency workers are gone, the residents are often left with a mess on their hands. Costs can run into the thousands - changing locks, replacing windows or doors, hazardous cleanup of blood and bodily fluids.’’

And those are just the smaller bills.

Rev. Eugene Rivers, executive director of the Ella J. Baker House in Dorchester, says he has seen at first hand the impact violence can have on a single home.

“I’m certainly no medical expert, but I think I can argue that I’m something of a social scientist, and I can tell you that I’ve seen a terrible joke related to this issue come true,’’ says Rivers. “I know a man who survived a shooting only to die not too much later of a heart attack. He was not an old man. He was not an unhealthy man. And he was not experiencing complications from his injury, which had been healed for some time. He died, his family tells me - and they say his doctors told them - from the weight of the crippling stress that comes into your life when you survive something like this. I have seen entire families deal with this in ways ‘normal’ families can’t fathom.’’

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‘The state has denied him any chance to later demonstrate that he is fit to rejoin society based solely on a nonhomicide crime that he committed while he was a child in the eyes of the law. This the Eighth Amendment does not permit.
Justice Anthony Kennedy in the majority opinion in the case of Terrance Graham, who was implicated in armed robberies when he was 16 and 17. Graham, now 22, is in prison in Florida, which holds more than 70 percent of juvenile defendants locked up for life for crimes other than homicide. (nytimes) (via abbyjean)
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