JACKSON, Ga. (AP) ‐ A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death late Wednesday night, authorities said.
Inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. He made no last statement but requested a prayer to be recited before the drugs began flowing.
Cromartie was convicted and sentenced to die for the April 1994, slaying of Richard Slysz at a convenience store in Thomasville, near the Georgia-Florida line. The state said Cromartie also had shot and gravely wounded another convenience store clerk days before the killing.
Wednesday’s execution came shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court, without explanation, rejected two appeals by the inmate’s attorneys.
Cromartie took a number of deep breaths while looking at the ceiling before closing his eyes and going still about five minutes after the drugs began flowing, at one point forming his mouth into an "O" and exhaling heavily. Strapped and taped down to a gurney, Cromartie moved little if at all. A news media witness said Cromartie didn’t struggle and said nothing while being strapped down to a gurney.
Pity we can't freeze them until we get the appeals sorted.
The state said Cromartie also had shot and gravely wounded another convenience store clerk days before the killing.
We had an article yesterday about an armed robber whose parents were miffed that a Pizza Hut employee fatally shot their mopey offspring. In theory, would-be robber waves a gun, clerk hands over cash, robber departs, and everyone lives happily ever after. But there are no guarantees the script will play out as written. Foolish to spin the wheel when losing means your life.
Also the report was unintentionally silly and ironic I think. Or maybe that's just me.
...closing his eyes and going still about five minutes after the drugs began flowing, at one point forming his mouth into an "O" and exhaling heavily.
His tongue began to protrude, blue as a democrat's heart. His penis, which had retracted 'into the bushes' earlier now swelled, then fell limp; his seed dying within him. Cromartie was gone. Gone into the...
[UPI] The Supreme Court of Florida on Tuesday rejected an appeal for a stay of execution for a death row inmate convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl in 1985.
James Dailey was sentenced to death in 1987 for killing Shelly Boggio, whose body was found over 30 years ago stabbed, strangled, drowned and naked floating in waters off Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County.
In a 21-page ruling, the justices rejected the appeal for post-conviction relief. Dailey filed the appeal claiming innocence among other objections in September following Gov. Ron DeSantis signing his death warrant.
In the appeal, Dailey, 73, claimed that new evidence proved Boggio was killed by Jack Pearcy, a man who was also convicted in her death and sentenced to life in prison.
[Insider] South Korean residents near the North Korean border uncovered a long stream of blood flowing toward one of Seoul's main freshwater sources earlier this week.
The blood stream was the result of a mass pig culling gone wrong. South Korean officials killed over 47,000 pigs thought to have been infected with a highly contagious and incurable African swine fever.
The swine fever virus has wreaked havoc across pig populations in Asia and Europe. South Korea has already had to cull over 300,000 pigs since the virus crossed the border from North Korea in September.
Fearing the contaminated blood water would infect the Imjin River, South Korean officials swiftly swooped in and built dikes and used pumps to halt the blood.
[USA Today] Saturday morning, as he lay bleeding in a desolate swamp in Florida, James Boyce prepared for the unthinkable. With his wife, Terisa, by his side, he told her he loved her and that he wouldn't change a thing about their 15-year marriage. This was it. His time was up.
But Terisa wasn't about to let her husband become gator bait.
She was determined to make sure her husband lived to tell the tale of how an alligator nearly took his leg and his life.
Boyce, 46, of Palm Beach County, survived after a 10-foot-long alligator chomped down on the back of his leg just above the knee. Boyce was able to free himself, stave off serious blood loss and get help from fellow hunters and emergency responders to wind up with little more than scores of stitches as a memento of the day he nearly died.
[AlAhram] Many banks and shops in bustling commercial areas shut on Wednesday, while Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancelled its evening races.
Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".
Protesters - many of them young students - spent much of Wednesday fortifying barricades and stockpiling food and makeshift weapons, as other roving bands of masked protesters disrupted transport and businesses in many areas.
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Sharing tricky to access data if anyone is interested. This is the Township-level boundaries (乡 - Admin Level 4) for all of China (not Taiwan or HK). 43,655 in total. The finest-scale data I could find before this dataset was counties (2,851).
Mainland Chinese students have begun fleeing Hong Kong campuses over security fears, police and university officials said on Wednesday, as the city’s seething political crisis saw some of its worst violence this week.https://t.co/VVFrPFQSv1
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] China has tested a new submarine-launched missile capable of obliterating San Francisco, an insider has revealed, in a massive boost to the country's 'deterrent'.
The Chinese navy tested its state-of-the-art JL-3 missile in Bohai Bay in the Yellow Sea last month, sources said.
The nuclear-capable missile has a 5,600 mile range, significantly longer than its predecessor the JL-2, which could strike targets 4,350 miles away.
It means that Beijing can now carry out nuclear strikes on America's west coast from the security of its own territorial waters.
Something about 'the security of it's territorial waters'. They won't be very secure if they try to launch against the US. A war with the US would mean they'd already cratered India. That should take a lot of doing.
[AlAhram] Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.
Nearly all of the bogus accounts were caught before they had a chance to become ``active'' users of the social network, so they are not counted in the user figures the company reports regularly. Facebook estimates that about 5% of its 2.45 billion user accounts are fake.
The company said in a report Wednesday that it removed 18.5 million instances of child nudity and sexual exploitation from its main platform in the April-September period, up from 13 million in the previous six months. It says the increase was due to improvements in detection.
The report is Facebook's fourth on standards enforcement.
[NYPOST] A drag queen from Asbury Park, NJ., crashed Capitol Hill on Wednesday ‐ appearing for the first public impeachment hearings in a red latex dress and bouffant platinum wig.
Pissi Myles, who character is a riff on the actress Missi Pyle,
was spotted stalking the halls of the Longworth building among a sea of grey suits and was reportedly recruited to cover the hearings for a news app called Happs.
"It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today," Myles told NBC News.
"Tensions are high, and the bar for who’s allowed in the Longworth House is very, very low," she added.
Myles is an award-winning performer who performs weekly in New York City, according to her website. award-winning?
C-SPAN also caught the coiffed news hound entering the building, capturing a security guard scanning her giant wig with a metal detector.
[DAWN] The services of Sohail Ayaz, a consultant in a planning and development department project, were terminated on Wednesday following his arrest in Rawalpindi over child pornography and sexual abuse.
As Ayaz was convicted for paedophile sex offences in the UK, his appointment by a government department has also raised questions about the process of hiring consultants in donor-funded projects.
A notification was issued by project director of the Post Crisis Need Assessment (PCNA), said the contract signed between the Governance and Policy Project and Sohail Ayaz on Nov 1, 2017, was terminated with an immediate effect in pursuance of Clause 12 of the contract due to engagement of the consultant in fraudulent practices and immoral activities.
After deportation from the UK on the completion of jail term, Ayaz managed to secure job in the provincial government’s project under the health and planning and development departments and worked undetected for around four years until he was arrested in Rawalpindi in a similar case.
In a confessional video widely shared on social media, the accused admitted raping at least 30 boys.
Remember the crazy jumbo featured a here few days ago ? The one villagers were afraid of. They had named him Laden. Now, he's converting to hindooism. And there's already a great change.
[NortheastNow] Krishna will be shifted to Orang National Park for training: Official
The rogue elephant of Goalpara district which was tranquilized on Monday was today christened as "Krishna" after Lord Krishna.
Nicknamed as 'Laden' by locals in and around Goalpara district, the rogue male elephant will be trained as a captive elephant under the Assam forest department.
A massive operation by the forest department led by Sootea’s BJP MLA Padma Hazarika on Monday tranquilized the elephant, which had killed many people in the past and destroyed houses and paddy fields.
"We are going to captivate the elephant. However, if we fail in captivating it, we are going to release it in a safe zone in the wild," said Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya.
Forest officials said the elephant got the name ’Krishna’ as its capture on Monday coincided with the Raas Purnima, the auspicious occasion when Lord Krishna performed Maha Raas, the dance of divine love. Whatever that means. Sounds like an orgy.
"Besides, as it will be captivated, we must give it a better name," a senior official said.
"The official said Krishna will be shifted to Orang National Park for training. The two captive elephants of Padma Hazarika Ramu and Bahadur will be used to train Krishna," he said.
The department has also decided that one of the elephant trainers of Hazarika would train the rogue elephant.
The elephant trampled to death five people including three women An equal opportunity destroyer.
on October 29, forcing the state forest department to launch a massive operation to tranquilize it.
The department used drones to locate the rogue elephant’s location in Rongjuli forest division of Golapara district in Western Assam.
Hazarika, who has substantial experience in tackling rogue elephants, assisted the forest department officials in tranquilizing the wild elephant.
Reflecting on his choices in life. Chiefly, that he didn't have any. At least he was spared the death sentence. And had a good run. Ho Ho Ho...
[The Drive] The U.S. Air Force hopes to begin tests involving a Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie stealthy unmanned aircraft acting as a data-fusion and relay gateway between its F-22 Raptors and F-35A Joint Strike Fighters early next year. This will follow a separate experiment to first demonstrate that the new data link, known presently as GatewayOne, can enable the two jets to share information without degrading their stealthy signatures, scheduled to occur next month.
Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, outlined the plan, which is as part of what he called a "connect-a-thon" rapid experimentation concept, at a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12, 2019. Preston Dunlap, who holds the recently created position of "Chief Architect" within Roper's office, had announced the first phase of the gateway experiment last week at a separate event that Defense One hosted.
I would suppose any time-delay-of-signal calculations would be obfuscated by multiple orbiters as a position offset device. Same, same as GPS positioning is much more accurate for military over civilian reporting. Chips just truncate trailing digits.
FWIW, I got a permanent ban on commenting at Power Line on this issue because of a) my use of indelicate language and / or b) opining that Kaepernick should remain unemployed, primarily due to the Left's efforts to deplatform / doxx / get us fired from our jobs, assaulting us with bike locks, and chasing us out of restaurants. I told them to keep the ban in place, as they're now right there with NRO on the 'will never read again' sites of mine.
[Bleacher Report] - Colin Kaepernick will have an opportunity to show NFL teams he's still in prime shape to return to the league.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league will hold a private Kaepernick workout on Saturday that includes on-field work and an interview in Atlanta. Every club is invited to attend. Video of the workout and interviews will also be made available to teams.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL arranged for Kaepernick to work out after "several clubs" inquired about his readiness and he and his representatives continued to publicly express his desire to get back into the league. My football opinion - he'll never return to the NFL, this is all bullshit to appease the lefties, the league is pushing teams into this, who will respond by sending their special teams scouts to watch this farce, and that's a good thing he'll never come back.
The 49ers improved upon their 4–12 record from the previous season, and began the season 8–0 for the first time since 1990, during the Joe Montana era. By starting 8–0, the 49ers were also guaranteed their first non-losing season since 2014. - Wiki
If he'd done this after or during WWII, he'd of been beaten to death on the field and no one would have been arrested. I don't care what freaking color his skin is, he's a worthless self admitted traitor and should at a very minimum, be banished from this country.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.