Archive for January 2016

If it was your mother, wife, sister, or daughter being held hostage, would you consider this excessive force?

Robbery Suspect Takes Hostage, Uses Her as Shield — Without Warning, Cop Drops Him With Deadly Shot Jan. 30, 2016 2:30am Oliver Darcy A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police near Dallas, Texas, Friday after taking a female hostage. Two Irving police officers respond to a robbery in the afternoon when the suspect […]

Isn’t it funny how the DNT rarely reports where these scumbags come from?

  Duluth bank robbery suspect convicted of two previous bank robberies By News Tribune Today at 6:10 p.m. The man in custody for allegedly robbing a Duluth bank on Monday had been convicted of robbing banks in Minnesota twice before — and was on parole for a 2005 bank robbery in Duluth, court records indicate. […]

I hope they have to reimburse the taxpayers for the squad car. Dirtbags.

Two charged after fleeing Carlton County deputy By News Tribune on Jan 27, 2016 at 5:16 p.m. Two men were charged in Carlton County District Court in connection with a vehicle pursuit on Monday evening. Dexter Thomas Leddy, 21, of Superior, was charged with one count each of fleeing a peace officer in a motor […]

So, why wasn’t the dope dealing Doctor charged with murder like other recent dope dealing cases?

Methadone clinic, doctor reach $8.5 million settlement with Carlton County crash victims By Tom Olsen on Jan 26, 2016 at 10:08 p.m. A Brainerd methadone clinic and its CEO have agreed to be found negligent in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of two Carlton County workers killed in a traffic collision caused […]

So much for quiet, small town living.

Two arrested after fleeing deputies, ramming squad in Carlton County By News Tribune on Jan 26, 2016 at 8:51 p.m. Two men were arrested following a vehicle chase in Carlton County Monday evening. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 33-year-old Duluth man and a 21-year-old Superior man are being held at the Carlton […]

Corruption in Chicago? Tell me it isn’t so….

Ex-Chicago official convicted in red-light camera bribery case Published January 26, 2016 Associated Press John Bills in 2014. (Kevin Tanaka/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on […]

Better late than never….if it happens.

DeLay: FBI ‘Ready to Indict’ Hillary (Newsmax TV) By Bill Hoffmann | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 05:23 PM The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn’t followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency’s investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority […]

You shouldn’t leave messages telling about the crimes you intend to commit.

Carlton County man charged with setting cabin on fire By News Tribune Today at 12:44 p.m. A 56-year-old Wrenshall man faces a felony arson charge after allegedly admitting to setting fire to a cabin he shared with his estranged wife in Carlton County. Robert Thompson was charged Friday in State District Court in Carlton after […]


Repairman fixes military wife’s broken furnace for $1 Published January 25, 2016 When a military wife’s furnace broke down, a Pennsylvania repairman stepped in and fixed the malfunctioning unit at a huge discount. He charged her $1. “He said that the $1 was a joke and to thank my husband for his service,” Bridget […]

When does a conflict turn criminal? Read MS 609.43 and decide for yourself.Is an expired contract still a contract?

MnDOT chief’s apparent conflict of interest posed challenges for department By Ricardo Lopez, Minneapolis Star Tribune on Jan 24, 2016 at 6:36 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top transportation official has asked for a review of steps he took to distance himself from his former bus company after the state paid the business $64,000 for work […]