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Town demolishes veteran's house while he has surgery

Town demolishes veteran's house while he has surgery

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about.

Philip Williams' home was demolished in the spring by town officials while he spent about six months recuperating from surgical complications in Fort Lauderdale. Back in New York, officials in the Town of Hempstead deemed his modest two-story home unfit for habitation and knocked it down.

The 69-year-old has now waged a legal battle against the suburban New York town. He wants reimbursement — for the house and all the belongings inside.

"I'm angry and I'm upset. It's just wrong on so many levels," he said "My mortgage was up to date, my property taxes were up to date ... everything was current and fine."
http://news.yahoo.com/town-demolishes-veterans-house-while-surgery-160829466.html

Mainer who shot intruder sues landlord to keep gun

Mainer who shot intruder sues landlord to keep gun

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled former lobsterman who shot an intruder after buying a gun to defend himself sued his landlord Monday over a policy that prohibits him from keeping a gun in his subsidized apartment.

Harvey Lembo, who uses a motorized wheelchair, was warned by his property management company that tenants are prohibited from having firearms after he shot an alleged burglar in the shoulder after five break-ins.

The lawsuit was filed in Knox County Superior Court.

"We're interested in ensuring that people in Mr. Lembo's position are able to enjoy their full constitution rights, including their right to lawfully possess a firearm in self-defense," said Patrick Strawbridge, his Boston-based attorney.
http://news.yahoo.com/mainer-shot-intruder-sues-landlord-keep-gun-225308533.html

Will someone come along and say he should have ran, er... drove out the other door?

How gun laws put the innocent on trial

Glenn Reynolds: How gun laws put the innocent on trial
Glenn Harlan Reynolds 8:04 a.m. EST November 9, 2015
If you care about civil rights for minorities, gun control is not the answer.


Police are horrible, racist monsters who want to lock up minorities over even trivial violations of the law! And police are also the only ones who should have guns!

These two beliefs, it seems from my observations, are often held by the same people. Yet there is a conflict: If you favor strict gun control laws, laws that will punish people severely simply for possessing a gun or ammunition, then you will wind up throwing a lot more people in jail. And many of those people will be minorities.

This was the point of a talk by George Washington University law professor Robert J. Cottrol at a Georgetown Law School conference on guns and gun rights that I attended last week. As Cottrol noted, “Gun-control laws have a tendency of turning into criminals peaceable citizens whom the state has no reason to have on its radar.”

Cottrol noted that crimes like carrying or owning a pistol without a license are what the law has traditionally termed malum prohibitum — that is, things that are wrong only because they are prohibited. (The contrast is with the other traditional category, malum in se, those things, like rape, robbery, and murder, that are wrong in themselves.)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/11/09/glenn-reynolds-gun-control-enforcement-takes-human-toll-column/75414186/

Does anyone really believe it will not aid the for-profit prisons if draconian gun control laws, like the Wisconsin proposed 6-year felony for possession of a semiautomatic weapon http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/78/subeck/media/1149/15-3635_1-002.pdf, get passed?

Glenn Reynolds: How gun laws put the innocent on trial

Glenn Reynolds: How gun laws put the innocent on trial
Glenn Harlan Reynolds 8:04 a.m. EST November 9, 2015
If you care about civil rights for minorities, gun control is not the answer.


Police are horrible, racist monsters who want to lock up minorities over even trivial violations of the law! And police are also the only ones who should have guns!

These two beliefs, it seems from my observations, are often held by the same people. Yet there is a conflict: If you favor strict gun control laws, laws that will punish people severely simply for possessing a gun or ammunition, then you will wind up throwing a lot more people in jail. And many of those people will be minorities.

This was the point of a talk by George Washington University law professor Robert J. Cottrol at a Georgetown Law School conference on guns and gun rights that I attended last week. As Cottrol noted, “Gun-control laws have a tendency of turning into criminals peaceable citizens whom the state has no reason to have on its radar.”

Cottrol noted that crimes like carrying or owning a pistol without a license are what the law has traditionally termed malum prohibitum — that is, things that are wrong only because they are prohibited. (The contrast is with the other traditional category, malum in se, those things, like rape, robbery, and murder, that are wrong in themselves.)

Colo. students in sexting scandal could face felony charges

Source: CBS

Colorado parents are outraged and concerned as school district officials reveal new details on the "large scale" sexting scandal at Canon City High School.

The school district says the scandal involves an equal number of boys and girls -- including some who are only in eighth grade - who could face felony charges. This is forcing parents and administrators to re-evaluate how they monitor teen activity in a high-tech world, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans.

At an emergency meeting Thursday night, concerned parents learned that possibly hundreds of students at Canon City High may have been collecting and trading nude pictures of themselves and friends on their cell phones, like trading baseball cards.

"It was flooring to find so many and there are more we don't know about," said Principal Brett Meuli.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/canon-city-high-school-sexting-scandal-students-could-face-felony-charges/

Mother shot in home invasion fired back, husband says

Mother shot in home invasion fired back, husband says

A community is rallying around a young mother who was shot inside her home in east Charlotte.

Semantha Bunce, 21, remains at Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries caused by at least two gunshot wounds.

Bunce was shot by intruders who kicked in the front door to her home on Matlea Court Tuesday morning, police said. Those responsible remain on the loose.

On Wednesday, family members shared pictures of the mother and her family, including the couple’s 4-month-old son.

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/mother-shot-home-invasion-fired-back-family-says/npGTN/

I wonder if any will suggest she be charged?

Mother shot in home invasion fired back, husband says

Mother shot in home invasion fired back, husband says

A community is rallying around a young mother who was shot inside her home in east Charlotte.

Semantha Bunce, 21, remains at Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries caused by at least two gunshot wounds.

Bunce was shot by intruders who kicked in the front door to her home on Matlea Court Tuesday morning, police said. Those responsible remain on the loose.

On Wednesday, family members shared pictures of the mother and her family, including the couple’s 4-month-old son.
http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/mother-shot-home-invasion-fired-back-family-says/npGTN/

Student-suspect fatally shot after stabbing 4 at UC Merced

Source: CNN

A male student at University of California, Merced, stabbed four people on campus as classes began Wednesday morning and was later fatally shot by campus police, a school spokesman said.

Two of those stabbed were transported for treatment via helicopter, the school said on Twitter, while the two others were treated on campus.

"All conscious," the university tweeted about the victims.

No details were immediately available on what relationship, if any, existed between the assailant and the victims, said James Leonard, a school spokesman.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/us/university-california-merced-stabbings/index.html

Ireland Is Showing the Rest of the World How to End the War on Drugs

Ireland Is Showing the Rest of the World How to End the War on Drugs

As the United States rethinks how to penalize citizens for drug possession, Ireland is now considering doing away with serious penalties for possessing drugs altogether.

According to Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the minister in charge of Ireland's National Drugs Strategy, the country is in need of a "radical cultural shift" that includes decriminalizing small amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana for personal use, the Irish Times reports.

"I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction," Ó Ríordáin said on Monday, according to the Irish Times.

The minister also announced plans for establishing supervised injecting centers, which would open first in the capital, Dublin, before beginning in other cities across the country. The centers will give at-risk drug users a safer and more hygienic place to consume drugs, with the ultimate goal of reducing use.
http://news.yahoo.com/ireland-showing-rest-world-end-002513423.html

It would fix so many problems. Unfortunately before the US goes this route the snowmobile dealer will be a millionaire here

SAPD: Man defends girlfriend; shoots robbery suspects

SAPD: Man defends girlfriend; shoots robbery suspects

SAN ANTONIO -- Two men who pretended to be robbery victims were shot just before midnight Sunday on the city’s far west side.

Police said the men weren’t victims, but rather suspects from a robbery nearby.

According to investigators, a woman was collecting her purse from an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Wurzbach when three suspects tried to rob her.

But the woman's boyfriend stepped to her defense after she alerted him of the crime. Officers say he grabbed a handgun and ran after the suspects. One of the robbers turned around to confront him. SAPD says the boyfriend opened fire. He shot one suspect in the shoulder. The other man was shot in the leg.
http://www.kens5.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/02/sapd-man-defends-girlfriend-shoots-robbery-suspects/75031034/

Rude toter, the three men were just offering to help the lady carry her purse
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