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President Obama Wipes Tears During Media Address Stating: “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years”

Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

By ARTHIA NIXON

Florida/Georgia Star

After flags were ordered to be flown at half staff to honor the victims of the Stony Hook school shooting in Connecticut, an emotional President Barack Obama briefed the media at 3:16p.m, visibly pausing with a trembling lip, keeping his eyes off the media as he wiped away at least two escaping tears.

He was addressing the morning’s tragic events in Newtown, CT where 24 year-old Ryan Lanza slaughtered the school principal plus 20 children between age 5 and 10, most of them kindergarten students in his mother’s class. His father was found dead in New Jersey and his mother also killed, both in their homes.

“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” said President Obama who stated that when he heard the news, he not only acted as president but also as a parent.

He fought back tears by consistently blinking and took frequent breaths between speaking.

“They had their entire lives ahead of them,” he struggled to say. “Birthdays, graduations, weddings… kids of their own.” TContinue Reading

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BREAKING NEWS: 18 Children Among 27 Dead In Elementary School Shooting: Comes Hours After 22 Kids Stabbed At School In China

Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Children being led away from crime scene (Photo: Shannon Hicks, AP)

By ARTHIA NIXON

Florida/Georgia Star

Just hours after sympathizing over news that 22 children and an 85 year-old woman were stabbed at a school in China by a “deranged madman”, America would find itself in the international spotlight for another school shooting. (DEVELOPING)

As of 1p.m, unconfirmed reports reaching our newsroom said that 18 children were among the 27 dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut after a 20 year-old gunman entered the school with bullet proof vest and four weapons. Parents received a town wide call that there was a shooting but the school had not been named. Shortly after that, a text alert reaching those with children at Sandy Hook indicated that this was the school that was under attack. TContinue Reading

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Jordan Davis, Teen Shot At Jacksonville Gas Station Over Loud Music, Laid To Rest

Posted on 03 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Hundreds attended the memorial of Jordan Davis, 17 who was shot by Michael David Dunn at a gas station in Jacksonville.

It has not been nine months since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. Now, another black teenager has been laid to rest after being killed under suspicious circumstances.

Michael David Dunn, the 45-year-old vice president of Dunn & Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, was in Jacksonville recently weekend for his son’s wedding. According to records, on Friday when Dunn, a gun collector, encountered Jordan Russell Davis, 17, a student at a Jacksonville magnet school, Samuel W. Wolfson High, in a SUV in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music. Davis and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice. TContinue Reading

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17 Arrested In Operation Zig Zag

Posted on 30 November 2012 by Admin Arthia

(JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA)

31 year old Larry Worth is considered one of the ringleaders in a group of 17 who were arrested in connection to identification theft recently. At least 185 people are said to be at risk of having their identities used to file fraudulent tax returns and cash refund checks according to State Attorney Angela Corey and other investigators. TContinue Reading

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 20 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

Written by Julia N. Bowles

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 10 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 07 April 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 25 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 20 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Crime and Justice (Print Version)

Posted on 13 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Posted on 04 March 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Posted on 28 February 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Posted on 31 January 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Posted on 23 January 2011 by The Florida Star Online

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Dumbest Criminals

Posted on 23 November 2010 by The Florida Star Online

Those Legs Were Made for Walking
Things were looking up for Frank Singleton, 21, as he was released from jail. However, when he realized that he  didn’t have a ride home, he walked straight into the prison parking lot and attempted to carjack a woman. He was  foiled when he realized that he couldn’t drive a stick-shift car. As he was re-arrested — this time, for felony carjacking  — Singleton told police that he simply “didn’t feel like walking.”

  
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Now Hiring
28-year-old Demetrius Robinson wanted to rob a Golden Pantry store late one night, but he needed to pass the  time as naturally as possible until he and the clerk were alone. He decided to fill out a job application. Not a bad  idea, except he left his real name on the application, along with his uncle’s phone number. After he robbed the  store, it didn’t take long for police to track him down. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job.  
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Billion Dollar Dummy
Rule #1 of trying to cash a bogus check: make it out for a reasonable amount. Charles Ray Fuller, 21, broke that  rule and all conventions of common sense when he tried to cash a check for $360 BILLION DOLLARS. To top it  off, the check wasn’t even made out to him. He was arrested on forgery charges.

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Two JSO Officers Resign after Internal Affairs Investigation

Posted on 22 November 2010 by The Florida Star Online

Sheriff John Rutherford recently announced that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has concluded its internal affairs investigation of two of the five officers’ response to the March 26th armed bank robbery and carjacking, where the armed robber/carjacker Jeremiah Mathis was killed by police, and a young child and his mother in the car were injured by gunfire.

The State Attorney’s Office cleared the five officers of any criminal wrong doing in June. This entity investigates all officerinvolved shootings and found no violation of criminal law or criminal intent by officers. By the end of the investigation, and based on the determination of no criminal wrongdoing, the JSO was able to convene its Response to Resistance (RTR) board hearing. (Garrity vs New Jersey, 1967)

The RTR board hearing, held in June and open to the public, determined that Lt. Jesse York, Officer Jason Lederman, and Officer Richard Santoro all acted within policy guidelines and they were returned to their regular police duties.

Also at the June hearing, that same board recommended that the actions of Officers Ryan Black and Darries Griffith be referred to Internal Affairs for an investigation into whether or not their actions were within the guidelines of the agency’s policies.

Both Griffith and Black fired their guns multiple times at Mathis as he carjacked a vehicle occupied by a woman and two small children, at a Wendy’s drive thru window, located on Baymeadows Road.

Mathis was attempting to escape police apprehension following an armed bank robbery he committed just minutes earlier, at a nearby Wachovia Bank, by carjacking the car and taking its three occupants hostage at gunpoint.

The two officers continued firing as the car occupied by Mathis and his three hostages moved forward in the restaurant’s drive thru lane.

The Sheriff’s review of the internal affairs investigation determined that because the two officers did not act with any certainty about the presence of the three innocent hostages, they did not use reasonable caution necessary to avoid unnecessarily endangering the lives of others during the discharge of their firearms.

The review of the investigation also concluded that officers Black and Griffith failed to use reasonable caution by shooting at a car that was in motion which caused them to continually move their point of aim, putting other officers and citizens in a position to be exposed to the gunfire.

It was later determined that 2 year old Daniel Crichton, restrained in a car seat in the backseat of the vehicle, was shot by one of Black’s 24 fired rounds. The child’s mother also sustained a gunshot wound. The child and his mother survived their injuries.

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