The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Crazy People Are Dangerous

  Aloof. Angry. Alienated. Robert Lewis Dear Jr. was a dangerous kook, who inspired fear among his neighbors in North Carolina: “He was the kind of person you had to watch out for,” one neighbor said. “He was a very weird individual. It’s hard to explain, but he had a weird look in his eye […]

The #LaquanMcDonald Farce

PCP (phencyclidine) is a dangerous drug. It is a depressant, originally marketed as an animal tranquilizer. Taken orally in moderate dosage, PCP produces a mellow high. However, when used as “angel dust” — sprinkled onto marijuana and smoked — PCP induces a sort of instant psychosis, which can include violent craziness. One evening in the […]

‘Medical’ Marijuana: There Must Be an Epidemic of Glaucoma in the ‘Hood

Want to read something laugh-out-loud funny? This woman’s account of a guy who bummed a ride home after her local college class is worth a read if you enjoy, uh, authentic urban dialect. The highlight of the story — which occurs in Los Angeles, we can gather — is a visit to a legal “medical […]

Don’t Do This, Ever

Bad Lifestyle Choices, Part One: A man who barricaded himself in a house on Indianapolis’ northeast side, then later danced on the roof was taken into custody by police Monday morning. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a house on the 3500 block of Layman Avenue around 10:30 a.m. for a barricaded […]

VIDEO: It’s Not Against the Law to Be Crazy in California, However . . .

. . . a sheriff’s deputy in Imperial County, Calif., made a traffic stop and arrested the driver. The female passenger evidently was not a licensed driver, and so the car had to be towed. When the deputy asked the passenger to exit the vehicle, however, she began to rant crazily about her status as […]

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 […]

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