FAA to discuss report of object near plane

Liberty County Sheriff’s officials are expected to meet with the FAA on Tuesday to discuss what a Continental Express pilot reported as a “missile or rocket” flying near his airplane.

A pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, an object passed within 150 feet beneath the aircraft, sheriff’s officials said. (

How Mexico's drug war washed up on Canada's West Coast

Constables Phil Gomes and Mike Clark – a.k.a. Shake ‘n’ Bake – are 27 and 28, clean-cut and solidly built, and together form the newest and least-known front in Mexico’s drug wars: Canada.

Members of the coveted Integrated Gang Task Force in British Columbia, their orders are to “disrupt and dismantle” drug gangs, many of which maintain a cocaine lifeline to Mexico.

Small bomb goes off outside Upper East Side Starbucks

A small improvised explosive device detonated outside an Upper East Side Starbucks early Monday morning, shattering the coffee shop’s windows and raising fears of terrorism.

The bomb tore a hole in a wooden bench outside the coffee chain’s outpost at Third Ave. and E. 92nd St. when it exploded at 3:30 a.m.

No one was injured in the blast, but it terrified residents who had been fast asleep early on Memorial Day. (NY Daily News)

4 Arrested in New York Terror Plot

Updated, May 21, 12:38 a.m. | Federal and city authorities arrested four men on Wednesday night on charges of plotting to bomb two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to use antiaircraft missiles to shoot down planes at a military base in Newburgh, N.Y., 60 miles north of New York City. (See a related article.

Sheriff: Louisiana Eighth Grader Planned School Shooting

LAROSE, La. —  A Louisiana middle school student who stormed into a classroom Monday and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head, then shot himself in a bathroom had detailed plans for a rampage in a journal and suicide note, authorities said.

The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released, fired once around 9 a.m. local time inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School, then shot himself in the head, said Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. He was in critical but stable condition. The teacher had never taught the teen.

Update: New details of officer shooting, fatal hit-and-run

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The North Kingstown man accused of killing a gas station employee by hitting him with his SUV with his mother in the car, then driving off, and later shooting a North Kingstown police officer with his own gun, is being held without bail on five felony charges.

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Boston cop killer walks free

The cop killer who took the life of a Boston police officer walked out of prison a free man yesterday after just 15 years behind bars, leaving the family of Thomas F. Rose Sr. “sickened,” a family friend says.

Rose, a dad of three, was 42 when he was shot and killed by Terrell Muhammad during a struggle inside the Government Center police station in 1993. Muhammad, in an escape attempt, grabbed Rose’s gun and shot him in the chest. He was sentenced to 26 to 30 years in prison for manslaughter, but served only 15 years.

Acid attack injures 30 in Hong Kong

Thirty people were treated for burns after they were hit with two bottles of acid Saturday at a Hong Kong shopping district, police said.

The pedestrians suffered various degrees of burns, none of which were serious, police said.

The incident at the busy Mong Kok shopping district is similar to one that left 46 people injured in December 2008. The attack occurred on a Saturday around the same time in the same area with bottles containing similar liquids. (CNN)

Armed group frees 53 inmates in Mexico

Mexican authorities are searching for more than 50 inmates and a group of 20 armed men who freed them from a prison in central Mexico early Saturday. (CNN)

Fear of Crime and Things to Come

Fear resides in all living creatures. It´s what keeps us alive down at the watering hole or out on the street.
The fear of crime strikes all who live with its dread, as well as those who are personally victimized. Fear keeps us from doing what we want to do; it causes us to distrust friends and to view strangers with prejudice; and it can trick us into trading freedom for a false sense of security.
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