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November 20, 2012

U.S. residents charged with plan to join the Taliban

  • 4 U.S. residents charged on allegations they planned to join the Taliban in Afghanistan for training, and ultimately sought to join al-Qaeda. Three of the men, Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, and Arifeen David Gojali, appeared in court in Los Angeles today, while the fourth, Sohiel Omar Kabir, is presently detained in Afghanistan. The group’s alleged intentions were reportedly found out through their social media statements, as well as by a chat unwittingly held with an FBI agent. source
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July 2, 2012
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November 16, 2011

White House shooting suspect apprehended by authorities

  • friday Shots were fired outside the White House, though fortunately nobody was injured or killed — one bullet hit a window but failed to break the ballistic glass.
  • today Authorities have arrested the man they consider the chief suspect, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was found in a hotel room in the city of Indiana, PA. source
14:26 // 2 years ago
June 30, 2011

The dangers of the rope-line: French President Nicolas Sarkozy was grabbed and pulled by a man while walking past a rope-line at a public event today. What we find most interesting about this: “Sarkozy says he will take no action against the man.” Now, we’d be shocked if this guy isn’t in a world of legal trouble right now, but for Sarkozy to openly state he’ll take no action against him sort of surprised us. If this happened to President Obama, we bet there would be a lot more emphasis and on this, both from the administration and the media. source

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17:27 // 3 years ago
June 23, 2011


This is kind of a big deal.



This is kind of a big deal.

0:24 // 3 years ago
June 22, 2011

Syrian government runs dorm raids on students at Damascus University

Crackdown at a Syrian college: The Syrian government’s security forces launched a series of violent raids into dormitories at Damascus University, where strongman Bashar al-Assad gave a speech earlier this week. Opposition members and witnesses claim that the violence, which reportedly injured 21 and killed 3, was in response to the students at Damascus failing to participate in pro-regime rallies. Also not to be forgotten — 130 students arrested by security forces, now under the harrowing care of Bashar al-Assad’s government. source

19:11 // 3 years ago
May 26, 2011

Ratko Mladic arrives in court: Mladic, one of the most sought-after international figures in the world, was caught today and brought before a court in Serbia for war crimes and genocide, making this a very big day in the world of both international and Serbian justice. Mladic eluded capture for sixteen years. source

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17:30 // 3 years ago
April 26, 2011

Earl Albert Moore arrested: The man, sixty-five years old, is being held as the primary suspect in last week’s frightening attempted pipe-bomb/propane explosion at a Denver area shopping mall. It’s being reported that Moore left federal prison just one week before the alleged plot, and that the FBI now considers any relation between this incident and the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings “unlikely.” source

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16:26 // 3 years ago
April 7, 2011
[It is my] understanding the public security authorities are investigating Ai Weiwei according to law on suspicion of economic crimes… This has nothing to do with human rights or freedom of expression.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei • Seeking to dismiss claims that his government arrested famed artist and dissident Ai Weiwei for political reasons, at a news conference. Weiwei’s family (in addition, frankly, to most everyone else) isn’t buying it. Chinese law states that officials must notify the family of an arrested citizen within 24 hours of the detention, and Ai’s wife has heard nothing: “As of 8 A.M. today, it has been 96 hours since Ai Weiwei was taken away from Beijing airport, and I haven’t heard a single word about him.” source (viafollow)
13:19 // 3 years ago
April 6, 2011

"Sentences in a matter of minutes." Things in Egypt are rather tenuous right now, as the Egyptian military, now the de facto political authority in the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak’s reign, has continued to use the same draconian laws the old guard did to suppress dissent. Take the case of Michael Nabil, who was arrested for spreading “false news,” and “insulting the military.” Activists claim as many as 5,000 have been arrested under these laws since the military took over. source

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16:27 // 3 years ago