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Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury | KXAN   

This might put a crimp in his 2016 plans:

"At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.

A grand jury was called to determine whether or not Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto the funding. As a result they issued indictments on two felony charges: abuse of official capacity and coercion of public servant. If found guilty on the charges, Perry could be sentenced to a maximum 109 years in prison.

An indictment indicates the grand jury believes the state has a strong enough case to send to trial and is not a finding of guilt. Special prosecutor Michael McCrum oversaw the presentation to the grand jury who has been meeting on and off this summer and returned the indictment Friday afternoon.”

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Bundy son facing arrest in separate criminal case

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"The adult son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April acknowledged Monday that he faces arrest in a separate criminal case stemming from his felony conviction on burglary and weapon charges.

Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he knows he’s named in a contempt-of-court warrant issued July 8 in Las Vegas for failing to appear before a Clark County District Court judge who oversees a drug diversion program.”

Guess the Junior Bundy doesn’t believe in following laws either…

Filed under cliven bundy Crime las vegas clark county cliven lance bundy

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Student's Disturbing Video And Mass Shooting 'Appear Connected': Police

I’d say it’s goddamn connected:

"A disturbing video entitled ‘Elliot Rodger’s Retribution’ was posted to YouTube the day before the shooting. In it, a young man who identifies himself as Elliot Rodger describes his plans to launch an assault targeting women at a sorority house as payback for his life of ‘loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires.’

'I will slaughter every stuck up, blonde slut I see inside there … You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one, the true alpha male,' the young man says in the video. He then describes how he plans to 'take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person.'”

Filed under murder crime misogyny feminism gender male entitlement

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Seven Dead in Drive-By Shooting Near UC Santa Barbara         

The shooter left a YouTube video, which is still up, where he talks of his rejection by women “since puberty” and his desire to punish them for this injustice. He calls himself “a supreme gentlemen” and rants in his BMW about being left a 22-year-old virgin. He talks about how he’s such a nice guy, and that we women throw ourselves at lesser men. And that what happened is the fault of we women — his “revenge against humanity” — because no woman wanted to even date him.

I feel sick. Do not let history be rewritten as him being “crazy” and don’t let the “not all men” crowd hijack this. Yes, most men won’t shoot people because they can’t handle rejection, but HE DID. And his motive is quite clear. This video should be left up as an explanation of the fears we have when a man yells at us and calls us bitches over being friendzoned. When a man follows us outside, after we tell him we’re not interested. When a man makes it clear he is entitled to our bodies. This video is male entitlement at its most terrifying.

Video link — Elliot Rodger’s Retribution

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Casper, Wyo. man accused of starting house fire after failed sexual advances

A man tried to burn down an underage girl’s house because she refused his sexual advances.

Not all men get violent when rejected, BUT SOME DO. Before this is hijacked by the “not all men” crowd, can we please think about this for a minute? This is the much more extreme version of feeling entitled to a woman’s body in some way. The softer, more sinister version is calling women bitches because they refused a drink you bought.

It’s catcalling — which is more aptly titled “street harassment” — and telling women to smile on command. It’s calling women sluts for having sex with men who are not you. It’s whining about the friendzone — you were SO NICE and just can’t understand why she won’t fuck you. YOU WERE NICE DAMMIT!

It’s following women down the street for ignoring you. It’s stabbing a classmate to death because she doesn’t want to go to prom with you.

And it’s trying to burn down a teenage girl’s house because you think you’re entitled to fuck her whether she likes it or not.

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Atlanta Police Officer Still on Duty after Numerous Shocking Offenses, Records Show

I collaborated with Matthew Cardinale, editor/founder of Atlanta Progressive News, on an exposé of Officer Edward Rabb. Rabb is currently serving as a cop for the Atlanta PD despite a 735+ page disciplinary file containing charges of domestic assault, failure to respond to a call, losing a suspect’s gun, failure to appear in court, a DUI, and a violent sexual assault.

Share widely, especially if you live in Georgia. Read the full timeline here: http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2014/05/19/full-timeline-apd-officer-rabb%E2%80%99s-disciplinary-history.html

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Florida brony faces multiple charges after recording reckless drive and uploading it to YouTube   

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Robert Charles Kelley IV, 18, filmed himself crashing into four vehicles, injuring 5 people, and was arrested this week for leaving the scene of a crash. Police found him after he uploaded video of the incident to YouTube under the title “Me Driving Like an Idiot.”

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California Senate's Top Gun Control Advocate Arrested In Firearms Trafficking Plot

"California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) — one of the state’s strongest advocates for gun control — was arrested Wednesday on charges that include scheming to defraud citizens of honest services and conspiracy to illegally traffic firearms.

Yee, 65, was seized at his home during a string of raids that capped an FBI public corruption probe. The San Francisco investigation focused on Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who federal authorities said is the leader of Chee Kung Tong, or CKT, a social organization involved in what an FBI affidavit calls “criminal enterprise.” FBI agents discovered during the investigation that Yee and his political consultant, Keith Jackson, 49, were involved with Chow and his associates at CKT, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

Wow….

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ThinkProgress reports the promoter pulled the plug after the proposed fight generated so much controversy. 

As much as Zimmerman deserves to get his ass kicked, he deserves to have it in jail more. This wouldn’t bring back Trayvon Martin, and would only serve to further this murderer’s celebrity more while lining his pockets. 

Good. I’m glad it’s canceled. 

Full story: http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2014/02/08/3268391/george-zimmerman-damon-feldman/

ThinkProgress reports the promoter pulled the plug after the proposed fight generated so much controversy.

As much as Zimmerman deserves to get his ass kicked, he deserves to have it in jail more. This wouldn’t bring back Trayvon Martin, and would only serve to further this murderer’s celebrity more while lining his pockets.

Good. I’m glad it’s canceled.

Full story: http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2014/02/08/3268391/george-zimmerman-damon-feldman/

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