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400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Suspect caught in killing of Mississippi officer at station
[AP] Less than 24 hours after police say a Mississippi man gunned down a uniformed officer in police station parking lot, the now-arrested suspect was marched on Monday night back into the same Biloxi police station.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said one of his department’s officers was driving home through Wiggins, 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of the Gulf Coast city when the officer spotted a man at the side of the road who looked like the target of an intense manhunt.

That officer’s suspicions were on the money. He called Wiggins police who in turn arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson, wanted for capital murder in the slaying of Biloxi Patrolman Robert McKeithen.

Atkinson, tall and lanky in a blue and black baseball jersey, gave something close to a grin as officers yanked him from the back of a police cruiser and paraded him past watching reporters and cheering police officers back in Biloxi, only feet away from where McKeithen was gunned down after 10 p.m. Sunday night. The 23-year-veteran of the Biloxi force had been planning to retire this year.

"It’s been a long couple of days," said Miller, who told reporters he was going to bed as he got news of the capture. "We feel vindicated. He’s been treated properly and fairly. And now we will grieve for the family."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/07/2019 07:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why don't they just shoot them ? Now the lawyers will get to work. Say it's the hundreds of years of slavery that offended him and he cracked. That the socialist schooling system wasn't socialist enough. Or Trump had something to do with it. Anything but black delinquency.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/07/2019 20:15 Comments || Top||

#2  We don’t want police going out of their way to shoot bad people, because sometimes they turn out to have been good people... or at least innocent of that particular charge. And because sometimes bad people really do learn to choose goodness in prison.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/07/2019 22:25 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Dem donor, environmentalist, and Medline owner Wendy Abrams has a ethylene oxide problem
[The Intercept] WENDY ABRAMS HAS used her wealth to help protect the environment and public health. She’s the founder of a public art exhibit meant to raise awareness on climate change, and she serves on the boards of NRDC Action Fund and the Waterkeeper Alliance, and has been on the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Council. She helped found the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, which trains students to address environmental injustices. Abrams was a major donor to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Rahm Emanuel, and she has railed against the Keystone Pipeline and air-polluting coal plants.

Abrams’s wealth comes from Medline, a company her great-grandfather founded in 1910. Today Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and supplier of medical supplies in the United States, with over $10 billion in sales in 2018. Abrams is a principal shareholder in Medline and formerly served as the company’s director of corporate communications; her brothers and husband are now, respectively, Medline’s CEO, president, and chief operating officer.

But now, in an uncomfortable turn of events, Abrams finds herself on the other side of an environmental crisis ‐ affiliated with the polluter, rather than fighting on behalf of the polluted.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/07/2019 09:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Abrams is a principal shareholder in Medline and formerly served as the company’s director of corporate communications; her brothers and husband are now, respectively, Medline’s CEO, president, and chief operating officer.

Nepotism is alive and well in that company.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/07/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Ethylene oxide is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas used in production of ethylene glycol (antifreeze), used as a pesticide, and as a sterylizing agent on medical supplies.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/07/2019 11:15 Comments || Top||

Alligator pulled from yoga pants after traffic stop in Florida
[10 News]
Posted by: Frank G || 05/07/2019 08:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think a person could type any dang thing at all, so long as it is followed by 'in Florida'.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/07/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Oprah!
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/07/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

NC woman allegedly trespasses at CIA, asks to speak to 'Agent Penis'
[WashingtonExaminer] A woman was arrested this week after trying four separate times to sneak into the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in northern Virginia to speak to "Agent Penis."

The criminal complaint described the May 3 incident involving Jennifer G. Hernandez, 58, from North Carolina: "Upon arrival, the defendant provided her Iowa identification card, requested to recover her North Carolina identification card, and requested to speak to Agent Penis."

After a review of records, Officer Mirko Peña who was not "Agent Penis" determined that "CIA police officers had encountered the defendant on several recent occasions, and had cited her for trespassing on the prior evening." Her last three appearances had been on consecutive days.

Hernandez was charged with criminal trespassing in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is currently being held in Alexandria city jail.

The CIA has not revealed the true identity of "Agent Penis."
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/07/2019 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pretty sure I met him once. He's kinda of a dick.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 05/07/2019 4:06 Comments || Top||

#2  'Peter' Strzok?
No, wrong building.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/07/2019 4:34 Comments || Top||

#3  ...With God as my witness, I have no idea what to say next.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/07/2019 4:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Carlos Danger didn't work for the CIA did he?
Posted by: AlanC || 05/07/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#5  NC? Iowa?

I'm pretty sure Florida figures prominently in her itinerary...
Posted by: Ulirt Guelph5709 || 05/07/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Agent Penis doesn't work for the CIA anymore. He is a private dick now.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/07/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#7  The Agency will have to pick up the child support.
Posted by: Fred || 05/07/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Sounds like some kind of initiation:
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to sneak into CIA headquarters and locate Agent Penis. If you are successful, you will be given your ID badge and a decoder ring."
Posted by: SteveS || 05/07/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Looking for the head dick head, John O. Brennan.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/07/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
CNN says 100 employees accepted voluntary buyouts in response to layoffs 'rumor'
[WashingtonExaminer] The news came after what alleged brain donor & goldfish swallowing champion CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said was a "rumor" about layoffs.

"There's a rumor making the rounds today about big impending layoffs at CNN," Stelter tweeted Monday evening. "A CNN spokeswoman is knocking it down on the record: 'No layoffs.' There WERE voluntary buyouts throughout the organization, and about 100 people opted for it."
Attention fellow rats, the ship IS sinking
The buyouts also coincide with the first official broadcast of Pravda CNN from their new home base at 30 Hudson Yards in New York. CNN's move to the new location consolidates almost all of Warner Media together in a single building.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/07/2019 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...yes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/07/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Is this news report as accurate as their other reports?
Posted by: james || 05/07/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  They could save a lot more money by ditching a talking head or two who have huge salaries and who's crusade has driven the station right into the ground.

Return to impartial news readers for awhile and only let the crazy folks on after 11:00 at night. See if ratings don't return.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/07/2019 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Return to impartial news readers for awhile

What a novel concept!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/07/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Think of all the coding which is going to get done.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/07/2019 15:07 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
At least 55 dead after fuel tanker truck explodes near crowd
[ABCNEWS.GO] Authorities in the West African nation of Niger say at least 55 people are dead after a tanker truck filled with fuel went kaboom! near the country's main airport.

President Issoufou Mahamadou called the kaboom a "national tragedy" after visiting a hospital where dozens were maimed, some with serious burns. The corpse count was expected to rise as doctors said some were at death's door.

Authorities believe the kaboom took place after the tanker truck flipped over near a gas station.
Do tanker trucks regularly flip? I don’t recall ever seeing such a thing, but admittedly I’ve led a sheltered life in which tanker trucks to do not feature prominently.
A crowd of people came to try and collect the fuel that leaked out as a result of the accident.

Scores of people have died in similar accidents in West Africa as impoverished people risk their lives to collect fuel leaking from pipelines or trucks.
Posted by: Fred || 05/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A golden half hour few seconds of Huell:
"Well, wowser, a bowser! Spilled fuel!
Folks, this is amaaazing!
That stuff's really blazing.
Ow! Wowww, how undousably coooool!"
Posted by: Waldemar Thravigum5669 || 05/07/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  stealing fuel?
Posted by: chris || 05/07/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Authorities believe the kaboom took place after the tanker truck flipped over near a gas station.

The victims were probably inside buying lotto tickets.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/07/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Taankers have a very high center of gravity. I don't believe African roads are noted for the stability of their shoulders, if any.
Posted by: Fred || 05/07/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#5  I've never been to Niger, but while I'd expect roads to/from the airport to be pretty decent, a little distance away you might find the edge of the pavement to be badly eroded. And if the road isn't paved, not only can the potholes be substantial, but I've seen gulleys cut across the road.

We dreaded hearing the sirens of an entourage (never saw a firetruck go by), because you had to get off the road to let it pass. If the lip between the road and the rest was only 3-4 inches, all was well, but it might be more--and consequently hard to get back on the road.
Posted by: james || 05/07/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

GeopoliticalFutures: China Struggles To Contain African Swine Fever Outbreak
[GEOPOLITICALFUTURES] A more detailed take on this story from a few days ago, with lots of statistics.
Posted by: charger || 05/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6513 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  As Japan, South Korea and Taiwan tighten customs controls at their borders, and as pig farmers elsewhere, especially in Brazil and the United States, see increases in pork exports (up 23 and 5 percent respectively this year), it is becoming clear that China’s ASF problem will have global ramifications
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 05/07/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I can't imagine Chinese restaurants without pork dishes being appreciated in China. Seriously, the Party is going to have a backlash.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/07/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#3  "Fish fried rice"?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/07/2019 13:24 Comments || Top||

#4  On the short term they can follow the Chic-fil-A ads, "Eat MOR CHICKIN", and boost internal poultry production until this burns out.
Posted by: magpie || 05/07/2019 16:24 Comments || Top||

#5  I can see the headlines now, Soylent Yellow(tm) is Chinamen! Excess population or food supply, it's just a matter of definition.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/07/2019 17:01 Comments || Top||

#6  bird flu
Posted by: chris || 05/07/2019 17:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Bioterrorism?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/07/2019 18:54 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Papua New Guinea earthquake: HUGE magnitude 7.2 quake strikes on Ring of Fire
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But, but...when is it going to make it's way around to California?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/07/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Working towards it. Gotta build up strain by moving the other pieces first. That way when it goes it will be a real hum-dinger!
Posted by: Halberton Earthquake Division || 05/07/2019 14:15 Comments || Top||

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