Monthly Archives: April 2017

Brutal Criminal Faces Justice, Attacked Man Stopping Vandalism in Reno

A defendant in a battery case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, after being convicted of beating an elderly victim who confronted him while he vandalized  the Pioneer Theater and a State of Nevada historical marker with grafitti.  Washoe County DA Chris Hicks says, “ This Good Samaritan, who only sought to support the movement to improve downtown Reno, was brutally victimized by a useless scourge that has no respect for the work so many have done to improve and preserve our city. Hopefully, this sentence brings some level of justice to this brave victim.” 27 year old  Juan Jose Rodriquez of Sparks, was convicted of one count of Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm Committed Against an Older Person.
The victim has been hospitalized for months with brain injuries.

Read more at: http://www.kkoh.com/2017/04/28/brutal-criminal-faces-justice-attacked-man-stopping-vandalism-in-reno/

Brutal Criminal Faces Justice, Attacked Man Stopping Vandalism in …

A defendant in a battery case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, after being convicted of beating an elderly victim who confronted him while he vandalized  the Pioneer Theater and a State of Nevada historical marker with grafitti.  Washoe County DA Chris Hicks says, “ This Good Samaritan, who only sought to support the movement to improve downtown Reno, was brutally victimized by a useless scourge that has no respect for the work so many have done to improve and preserve our city. Hopefully, this sentence brings some level of justice to this brave victim.” 27 year old  Juan Jose Rodriquez of Sparks, was convicted of one count of Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm Committed Against an Older Person.
The victim has been hospitalized for months with brain injuries.

Read more at: http://www.kkoh.com/2017/04/28/brutal-criminal-faces-justice-attacked-man-stopping-vandalism-in-reno/

Teen facing charges after home invasion in Plymouth

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PLYMOUTH — An 18-year-old man is in jail and more arrests are expected following a drug-related home invasion that led to shots fired in apparent self-defense Thursday morning, according to Plymouth police

Read more at: http://citizensvoice.com/news/teen-facing-charges-after-home-invasion-in-plymouth-1.2186319

More Guns, Less Crime Redux

People who hate gun violence should move to a community with a high rate of gun ownership.

That’s the counterintuitive takeaway of a new analysis of murder in the United States.

John Lott’s Crime Prevention Center looked at violence in the U.S. Most murders take place in two percent of counties. More than half of counties registered zero murders. Places with high gun ownership rates tended to boast few murders. Places with high murder rates tended toward low gun ownership rates.

“It just so happens that the counties that have zero murders have by far the highest gun ownership rates,” Lott explains to The American Spectator. “The gun ownership rates in those more rural parts of the country are about 111 percent higher than the gun ownership rates in the urban areas that have the highest murder rates.”

Surely other factors, such as population density, demographics (particularly age and sex), and economics,

Read more at: https://spectator.org/more-guns-less-crime-redux/

US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country.

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.

“It is stunning how concentrated murders are in the U.S.,” John Lott, president of the CPRC said to Fox News. “And we show that even within these counties, with all these high rates, murders are very concentrated.”

“These high [rate] counties have very large areas where there are no murders.”

In 2014, the U.S. murder rate was 4.4 per 100,000 people, according to the data of the report. If the deadliest 5 percent of the counties were removed, the U.S. murder rate would be 2.56 per

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/26/us-murders-concentrated-in-5-percent-counties.html

SBI: Raleigh police officers shot in self-defense in killing of Jaqwan Terry

Two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Raleigh man in August were acting in self-defense, a State Bureau of Investigation review concluded.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman released the findings in a report Wednesday evening as she announced that no charges would be filed against the officers involved in the death of Jaqwan Julius Terry on Donald Ross Drive.

The shooting occurred on Aug. 29 after Raleigh police officer B.K. Burleson responded to a 911 call at 11 a.m. about a man with a gun outside a home at 241 Donald Ross Drive. The woman inside had called for help, saying that Terry, with whom she had just ended a contentious relationship, had shown up at her home with a gun.

Terry was still in the neighborhood when Burleson responded to the call, but he started to run when the officer asked to speak with him, according

Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article147007489.html

NYPD: Not-So-Good Samaritan Finds Missing Wallet, Takes $7000 For Himself

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A ride on the 4-train turned out to be a pricey affair for a woman in Lower Manhattan.

The 49-year-old left her wallet on a bench at the Chambers Street station and boarded a southbound 4-train.

When she came back for the wallet she found a man sitting on the bench with it in his hands, police said.

The victim confronted the man, but he fled the scene. When she eventually found the wallet on the street, her money — some $7,000 in cash — was gone, police said.

The suspect has been described as a black male between 25- and 30-years-old. He is between 5’10” and 6’10”, and weighs from 150 to 160 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a hooded sweater, a green jacket with orange lining, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident has been asked to call the

Read more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/04/26/4-train-wallet-stolen-7000/

Man Took $7,000 From Wallet Left At Lower Manhattan 4-Train Stop …

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A ride on the 4-train turned out to be a pricey affair for a woman in Lower Manhattan.

The 49-year-old left her wallet on a bench at the Chambers Street station and boarded a southbound 4-train.

When she came back for the wallet she found a man sitting on the bench with it in his hands, police said.

The victim confronted the man, but he fled the scene. When she eventually found the wallet on the street, her money — some $7,000 in cash — was gone, police said.

The suspect has been described as a black male between 25- and 30-years-old. He is between 5’10” and 6’10”, and weighs from 150 to 160 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a hooded sweater, a green jacket with orange lining, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident has been asked to call the

Read more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/04/26/4-train-wallet-stolen-7000/

15 years in prison for gunman who shot 5 Jamar Clark protesters

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Allen Scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially motivated shooting of five black men at a north Minneapolis demonstration following the death of Jamar Clark.

It was a punishment considered far too lenient by Clark’s family, who confronted Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren’t filed against Scarsella.

“If that was me, I’d be looking at 25, 30 [years] to life,” said Cameron Clark, whom Scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on Nov. 23, 2015.

Before leaving the confrontation, Freeman called the sentence “a good result.”

Freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. They asked Judge Hilary Caligiuri to give Scarsella 20 years but expected a range somewhere within 12 to 17 years. After credit for the

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/sentencing-today-for-gunman-who-shot-5-jamar-clark-protesters/420485043/