TODAY’s Matt Lauer gives an overview of the brand-new LEED-certified George W. Bush Presidential Library, which has 80 terabytes of digital information including 4 million photographs, 200 million emails and 43,000 artifacts.
Every time there is a gun attack in a ‘safe zone’ at a school or university liberal elite tossers like Piers Morgan rush to call for bans on guns.
But ill they do the same for a knives?
At least 14 people were hurt Tuesday in a stabbing spree at a Texas community college apparently carried out by a student, authorities said. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect was in custody.
At least two victims were in critical condition. It was not immediately clear how severe the other injuries were. The stabbing happened at the CyFair campus of Lone Star College, in the Houston suburb of Cypress.
The school said the attack happened “in and around” its health science building. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said that authorities were not certain what the weapon or motive was. He said the suspect was 21 years old. Read more »
Crime doesn’t pay, especially on the end of a shotgun as one dumb crim has found out.
This is the moment a furious homeowner armed with a shotgun caught a serial burglar carrying away his neighbor’s 47-inch flat-screen TV.
The alleged burglar, Gilbert Nunez, 27, had broken into Paul Cavazos’ condo building in San Antonio, Texas, at least twice before – including once when he stole a laptop from Mr Cavazos’ home while his girlfriend was home.
In December, when Nunez allegedly carried off another TV that belonged to Mr Behrens, Mr Cavazos’ girlfriend called police to report that he was still in the neighborhood.
Mr Behrens said it took 30 minutes for officers to arrive and by that time, Nunez was gone.
When Mr Cavazos and his girlfriend came home from an office party on Saturday and saw the thief trying to sneak off with a neighbor’s television in broad daylight, he was ready. Read more »
U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter
It shows Airman Dalvin Troublefield working on the tailhook damper on an F-15 Eagle while Airman Basic Jonathan Sanchez reads off step-by-step instructions … This photo was taken at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, August 1.
Tailhook arresting hooks usually come to mind when we think of aircraft carrier landings by Naval aviators but most U.S. Air Force tactical jet aircraft have tailhooks for emergency use only. The airmen in the photo are part of the 362nd Training Squadron.
People who cut into lines and queues are really inconsiderate…but if you do it in Texas then you are really stupid.
A shopper who brandished a handgun during a Black Friday scuffle at South Park Mall was within his rights, according to San Antonio police.
Officers were dispatched to the mall’s Sears store about 9 p.m. Thursday in response to a call about a shooting, according to an incident report. When they arrived, they detained Jose Alonzo Salame, 33, who was holding a black 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with a black holster.
“We don’t see this very often,” Officer Matthew Porter said, adding that Salame did not break the law by displaying the weapon. “He was within his rights.”
Police confiscated the gun, which was loaded and had one round in a chamber, the report says.
Salame reportedly showed proof that he had a concealed handgun license, and he told officers that he pulled the gun out to defend himself because he was punched in the face by Alejandro Alex, 35. Salame, who did not fire the weapon, said he feared further injury by Alex.
I bet the fight ended real quick.
How will Colin Craig cope with equal rights for grown women to be allowed to spank school boys – it’s a conundrum.
Like many cities in Texas, Springtown schools use paddling as a form of punishment.
But when two teenage girls there reportedly suffered bruises after being paddled by male assistant principals, some parents complained. They weren’t upset about the punishment itself, but instead that the school violated the policy requiring an educator of the same sex as the student to dole out the paddling.
So the school district has changed its policy — to expand, not abolish, corporal punishment. Board members voted Monday night to let administrators paddle students of the opposite sex, after Superintendent Michael Kelley cited a lack of women administrators to carry out spankings.
The new policy says a same-gender school official must witness the paddling, which is just one “swat,” and that parents also can request one spanking per semester. In all cases, a parent must give written permission and request it in lieu of another punishment, such as suspension or detention.
There have been calls for the banning of firearms in the wake of the Colorado shooting which killed 12 people.
In Texas this week a pick up truck left the road and killed 11 people and left 12 injured…where are the calls for bans on access to pick up trucks?
Stupid people do stupid things:
GOLIAD, TEXAS—At least 11 people died Sunday and another 12 were injured after a pickup truck loaded with passengers left the highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, authorities said.
State troopers and Goliad County sheriff’s investigators were investigating what prompted the single-vehicle crash and did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims. Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press they were various ages and that he personally saw two young children among the dead at the scene.
“This is the most people I’ve seen in any passenger vehicle, and I’ve been an officer for 38 years,” Bryant said, referring to the chaotic scene.
The white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup was heading north on U.S. 59 on Sunday evening when it travelled off the right side of the highway near the unincorporated community of Berclair in Goliad County and struck two large trees, Bryant said. The 23 people were loaded inside both the truck’s cab and bed.
Six of those who died were still inside the truck when emergency crews arrived to find the mangled vehicle, Bryant said.
He said several of the surviving victims had life-threatening injuries. He did not have their official conditions but described them as “very serious.” The injured were taken to various hospitals in San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi. Berclair is about 100 miles southeast of San Antonio.
Simon Power’s legislative meddling, by removing the defence of provocation, means that if this situation occurred in New Zealand the father would almost certainly be charged and put through the terrible trauma of a trial despite the scumbag pedo deserving the kicking:
A Texas father who beat a man to death with his bare hands after catching him sexually assaulting his five-year-old daughter should not face criminal charges, a grand jury has ruled.
Prosecutors said at a press conference that the jury determined that there was ample evidence that it was a justifiable homicide.
They played a tape of the distraught father’s desperate 911 call as he tried to save the man’s life after realizing what he’d done.
“I need an ambulance. This guy was raping my daughter and I beat him up and I don’t know… I don’t know what to do,” he sobs into the phone, so overcome with emotion that he can’t provide directions to his father’s ranch.
“I need help. This guy is dying on me… oh my God… I’m going to try to load him up on the truck and take him to the hospital.”
Lavaca County District Attorney Heather McMinn explained that under Texas law deadly force is both “authorized and justified” in order to stop a sexual assault.
Note to any pricks out there who want to try and terrorise my kids (Matt Blomfield, I’m talking about you), there is no limit at which I will stop to defend my children.
I shudder to think what would happen here:
US authorities say a father who caught a man sexually assaulting his four-year-old daughter and beat him to death may not face charges.
The father, from Texas, punched the man repeatedly in the head, killing him, Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said.
The girl had been left inside the family’s house during a social gathering on Saturday while other members of her family were tending to horses, Sheriff Harmon told CNN.
He said the father returned to the house and caught the man abusing his daughter before unleashing his attack. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is a wonder the perp wasn’t shot 57 times being in Texas.