AG Letitia James’ lawsuit against the NRA won’t kill the gun rights movement. When a whale dies in the middle of the ocean, its corpse slowly drifts to the midnight-dark abyssal zone thousands of feet below the water’s surface.
There, as the enormous carcass decomposes over the course of years, it sustains a flourishing array of bottom dwellers that pick apart the remains, in a phenomenon known as a “whale fall.” A similar event may soon unfold in the gun rights ecosystem as the National Rifle Association implodes. Following decades of self-dealing business practices and financial mismanagement that enriched the leadership, board members, and vendors of one of the country’s most feared political interest groups, the NRA may be forced to shut down for good.
A lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James in August seeks to impose the rare corporate death penalty on the NRA, after an investigation revealed an organization so corrupt that her office contends it cannot be reformed. German police capture 'Black Forest Rambo' after six-day manhunt. German police have captured a heavily armed suspect accused of stealing officers’ weapons, after a six-day manhunt for the “Black Forest Rambo”.
The man, named by police as Yves Rausch, had been on the run since last Sunday morning after holding up four officers and stealing their firearms in what his mother claims was a moment of “panic”. Out on the 'microbeats' where police hope to reclaim London's streets from gangs. They are known as MBs – microbeats – small sections of London synonymous with drugs and violence.
The scruffy strip of shops that lines London Road outside West Croydon station is the most notorious MB in the south London borough, itself one of the metropolis’s most violent by far. Covid-19 brought a brief hiatus to Croydon’s cycle of violence. Now signs suggest it is slowly returning. Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape at New York trial. Harvey Weinstein, the fallen titan of Hollywood whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has finally been brought to justice after a New York jury found him guilty of two of the five charges he faced.
The jury of seven men and five women at the New York supreme court took five days to reach their verdict. US mother arrested in bizarre missing children case. Image copyright Kauai Police Department The US mother whose two young children have been missing for months has been arrested in Hawaii amid a complicated search operation spanning the US.
Lori Daybell, 46, left for Hawaii in November after police in Idaho questioned her about her children, who officers say are in danger. The mysterious case includes three suspicious deaths. Mrs Daybell has reportedly been linked to a doomsday cult-like religious group, according to US media reports. She is facing two counts of child abandonment and is being held on a $5m (£3.8m) bond on the island of Kauai. She appeared in court on Friday, with another hearing scheduled for 2 March. Sanctuary counties: Inside America's gun rights resistance. Democrats swept to victory in Virginia last year after campaigning on stricter gun control laws.
Weeks later, the backlash began. Image copyright Joel Gunter The Culpeper County 2A Facebook group had five rules. Rule one was "Get Busy - Follow the Action Plan and take the necessary steps to protect our rights. Sharing memes isn't enough. South Africa: Search for killers of miners 'stoned to death' Remain in Mexico: 80% of migrants in Trump policy are victims of violence.
A staggering 80% of asylum seekers sent to Mexico to await US court hearings report being victims of violence, according a survey by Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
In one month – September – three-quarters of asylum seekers seen by MSF physicians in Nuevo Laredo reported having been kidnapped for ransom, according to the figures released on Wednesday. Some 44% of MSF patients also reported having been victims of violence in the week leading up to their consultations. Wednesday marked the first anniversary of a scheme officially known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), under which migrants seeking asylum in the United States are sent to Mexico to wait as their cases wind their way through US courts. Under the scheme, also known as “remain in Mexico”, more than 57,000 non-Mexican asylum seekers have been sent to wait in cities along the border – many of which have been plagued by drug-war violence for years.
Murder of lawyer in gangster case shocks the Netherlands. The murder of a lawyer for a key witness in a major Dutch organised crime trial has sparked outrage and calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs.
Derk Wiersum, a 44-year-old father of two, was gunned down in the street shortly after leaving his house in Amsterdam. Police are hunting a hoodie-wearing assailant who fled on foot. Wiersum was the lawyer for a state witness named Nabil B in a case against two Moroccan-born men dubbed the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands. The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, said the killing in broad daylight in the capital was “incredibly disturbing” and that police were “on top” of the situation. “This is very alarming news. Diabolik, king of football’s far-right ultras, died as he lived … violently. Last Wednesday evening, the most famous face of Rome’s criminal underworld was sitting on a bench in the Parco degli Acquedotti – the “park of the aqueducts” – in the south-east of the city.
Passenger in clown suit prompted mass cruise ship brawl, say witnesses. A holidaymaker dressed as a clown prompted a mass brawl on a cruise ship in which passengers used furniture and plates as weapons, according to witnesses.
The late-night fight in the buffet area onboard P&O’s Britannia left a member of staff injured as they tried to intervene while onlookers fled in fear. Inside the 21st-century British criminal underworld. Who rules the underworld today, and where do they conduct their business? Once there were the familiar mugshots and Runyonesque nicknames, the clubs and pubs where the usual suspects gathered, plotted and schemed. Now organised crime is run like any other business, and its leading figures look like every other broker or tycoon. We have entered into a world of what Sir Rob Wainwright, until recently Europe’s most senior police officer, calls “anonymised” crime. The forensic pathologist who got PTSD: ‘Cutting up 23,000 dead bodies is not normal’
When Richard Shepherd was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2016, the mental health nurse told him he was really worried. “Most people say they’re going to commit suicide,” the nurse said, “but you actually know what to do.” Shepherd’s career as one of the UK’s most distinguished forensic pathologists saw him involved in disasters from the Hungerford shootings to the Bali bombings, and in high-profile cases from Harold Shipman to Stephen Lawrence.
His daily life was made up of blood-spattered corpses and formalin-soaked dissections, anguished relatives and scornful barristers. But it wasn’t a particular incident that left him immobilised by dread, struggling with sleep and plagued by panic attacks. Stephen Lawrence: timeline of key events. 22 April 1993 Stephen Lawrence is stabbed to death in an unprovoked racist attack by a gang of white youths as he waits at a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London, with his friend Duwayne Brooks. Over the days that follow, police receive several tipoffs. Between them, all sources point to the same suspects: brothers Neil and Jamie Acourt, Gary Dobson, and David Norris. 25-27 April 1993. New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern bans all military-style semi-automatic guns and assault rifles – live updates. Association President Chris Cahill says the reforms represent a fine balance between the practical requirements of legitimate firearms users throughout the country, and the need to protect society.
“I hope that the moves immediately attract cross party support because it is important for New Zealanders to know that their political leaders are all on board with this extremely important move,” Mr Cahill said. Today’s order-in-council immediately moves to Category E class, all Category A semi-automatics that are not shotguns or .22 rifles.
“These are weapons that have been used to slaughter innocent children, women and men while they were at their most vulnerable – at prayer. 'Come here!': the man who chased away the Christchurch shooter. When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz did not hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card scanning machine, and ran outside screaming: “Come here!” Aziz, 48, has been called a hero for likely preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after scaring the gunman off. But Aziz, whose four sons and dozens of others remained in the mosque while he faced off with the gunman, said he believed it was what anyone would have done.
The gunman killed 50 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history. The gunman is believed to have killed at least 41 people at the Al Noor mosque before driving about 5km (3 miles) across town and attacking the Linwood mosque, where he killed seven more people. Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover, say police. A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police.
Q&A: what is the 'Troika Laundromat' and how did it work? How Prince Charles's stately home restoration linked him to Russian money. Guns v grief: inside America’s deadliest cultural chasm. A year ago I was raped. Here’s what I have learned. On a grey autumn evening in London just over a year ago, I went out for drinks with a friend to celebrate a new job. Eight hours later I was raped by somebody I’d never met before. Vigilantes stabbed child killer more than 150 times, court told. Three vigilantes murdered a convicted child killer by stabbing him more than 150 times after he was released from jail and moved to their town, a jury has been told.
David Osbourne, 51, allegedly plotted the attack after he discovered that his new neighbour, David Gaut, 54, had served more than 30 years in prison for killing a toddler. Organisierte Kriminalität - Warum Beamte Dienstgeheimnisse verraten - Panorama. Outrage in Paraguay after Brazil cartel boss kills woman in his prison cell. The US Is the Only Country Where There Are More Guns Than People. Die psychischen Folgen des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs.
Pittsburgh shooting extends wave of conspiracy-minded rightwing violence. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: suspect Robert Bowers charged with 11 counts of murder.