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Reports: Chris Harper Mercer, 26, Identified as #UCCShooting Gunman

Citing law enforcement sources, CBS News was the first to identify the Umpqua Community College gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. The New York Times reports that it has independently confirmed Harper as the gunman who was killed by officers responding to the massacre at the campus in Roseburg, Oregon. At least ten people were […]

Gunman Kills 10 in Shooting Spree at Community College in Oregon

A gunman has reportedly killed 10 people and wounded at least 20 more on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. UPDATE 3:05 p.m. ET: According to KOMO-TV in Seattle, the shooting began at Snyder Hall on the UCC campus. The number of killed and wounded is not yet certain. It has been […]

Florida Woman Disemboweled During Tequila-Fueled ‘Rough Sex’ Rage

  One of those stories that is simply beyond commentary: In a tequila-fueled rage, a Sunrise man is accused of killing and disemboweling his girlfriend because she uttered her ex-husband’s name twice during sex. Fidel Lopez called 911 about 3:39 a.m. Sunday and told the operator his girlfriend Maria Nemeth was having trouble breathing and […]

Europe Imports a ‘Rape Culture’ Feminists Want to Ignore

Ask @AmandaMarcotte, @jaclynf, @JessicaValenti, @azbrodsky (or any of the other feminists who have spent the past year lecturing us about “rape culture” on American college campuses) their opinions on Islam, and their response will either be (a) silence or (b) an accusation that you’re a racist Islamophobic bigot. Feminists only care about rape as an […]

Alabama Man Indicted for Murder, Sodomy of His Daughter, 8

  Hiawatha Robinson, 38, had three previous felony convictions — for burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana — as well as a conviction for misdemeanor domestic violence. Despite his extensive criminal record, however, Robinson was not in jail when police say he killed his daughter during a sexual assault: Hiawayi Robinson’s father, Hiawatha, […]

Suspect Arrested in Phoenix Shootings

A 21-year-old man, Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., was arrested Friday in connection with a series of shootings in Phoenix: Police arrested a man Friday for a string of seemingly random freeway shootings in Phoenix, adding that they had linked the man’s gun to four of the 11 cars hit. . . . Department of Public […]

Social Justice, Matt Damon and the Hollywood Fantasy of Prostitution

Am I the only one who remembers what Hollywood did to Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears? Clancy wrote a 1991 Cold War thriller that portrayed a terrorist collaboration between an East German nuclear physicist and Palestinian radicals. However, by the time it emerged as a movie in 2002, the cinematic arbiters of political […]

Did She Have a Tumblr Blog?

Nickole Dykema was arrested Tuesday. Florida is the Weird News Capital of the World, but sometimes the news from Florida is so weird it seems too weird even for Florida: A Florida woman has been arrested after police discovered over 3,500 weapons in her mobile home. Deputies arrived at the Brooksville residence of Nickole Dykema […]

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