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Who Killed These Girls?

From the author of Crossed Over, Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders is another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts–for twenty-five years now–to find and punish those who committed it.

The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls–each one shot in the head–were found in an I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.

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Jacksonville mass shooting plotter pleaded not guilty

The man accused of plotting a mass shooting at a Jacksonville Islamic Center has pleaded not guilty in court.

Bernandino Bolatete, 69, is accused of plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center but is in FBI custody and he’s been charged with knowingly receiving and possessing a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The investigation is ongoing.

During meetings with the undercover officer, Bolatete repeatedly expressed his hatred for Muslims and told the officer about a medical condition involving his kidney. The suspect said he used to a be a “Rangemaster” at a shooting range in the Philippines. Years ago, someone accidentally shot the suspect in the back while he was working at the range, resulting in the loss of a kidney, a criminal complaint said.

On Nov. 10, the undercover

Read more at: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/data/crime/jacksonville-mass-shooting-plotter-pleaded-not-guilty/498858409

Anomalies in Vegas Mass Shooting Call for Open Investigation

Rather than providing answers to what actually happened in Las Vegas when “lone wolf” Stephen Paddock allegedly fired hundreds of shots into a festival crowd from a hotel room window above the Las Vegas Strip, officials have been evasive, fueling citizen journalists’ investigations of the events. Why are officials apparently so uneasy with details surrounding this event, and why has mainstream media stopped covering what is allegedly the largest massacre by an individual in U.S. history?

By S.T. Patrick

Nearly two months after the Oct. 1 mass shooting outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the official explanation of what happened that evening has elicited more questions than it has provided answers. By mid-November, the increasingly rare release of news and information from Clark County and federal officials had critical alternative news outlets wondering how the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history had disappeared from

Read more at: http://americanfreepress.net/anomalies-in-vegas-mass-shooting-call-for-open-investigation/

A Grieving Sandy Hook Father’s Five-Year Battle Against Mass-Shooting Hoaxers

A year and a half after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Lenny Pozner called to set up a meeting with Wolfgang Halbig. A 68-year-old security consultant, Halbig was the de facto leader of a community of conspiracy theorists, known as hoaxers, who claimed that the shooting had been staged by the government. To the hoaxers, the 26 victims — one of whom was Pozner’s 6-year-old son, Noah — were fictional characters.

Read more at: https://www.thetrace.org/2017/12/what-kind-of-person-calls-the-sandy-hook-shooting-a-hoax/

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays …

The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family. 

Tina Frost will continue outpatient basis. She “will have several days off from all of the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, technicians and everyone else who knocks on her door ‘every five minutes,’” said a post from her family on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $600,000 for Frost.

Frost was among the hundreds of people shot at a concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

Frost’s boyfriend carried her from the scene of the shooting to a truck. The truck’s driver rushed Frost to a hospital, where doctors had to remove a bullet, which was lodged into her right eye, to save

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Las-Vegas-Shooting-Victim-Tina-Frost-Home-for-the-Holidays-463462013.html

Mass shootings aren’t more frequent _ but they are deadlier

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ATLANTA — It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier.

In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation has seen a number of massacres topping the death toll from Newtown and previous mass shootings, many of them involving rifles similar to the one used in Sandy Hook.

But Americans wanting to know why deadlier mass shootings are happening will get few answers. Is it is the wide availability of firearms? Is it the

Read more at: http://m.startribune.com/mass-shootings-aren-t-more-frequent-but-they-are-deadlier/463429783/?section=nation

Mass shootings aren’t more frequent _ but they are deadlier

It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier.

In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation has seen a number of massacres topping the death toll from Newtown and previous mass shootings, many of them involving rifles similar to the one used in Sandy Hook.

But Americans wanting to know why deadlier mass shootings are happening will get few answers. Is it is the wide availability of firearms? Is it the much-maligned “assault weapon” with its military style? Is it a failing mental health system?

“We’re kind of grabbing at straws at this point in terms of trying to understand why the severity of these incidents has increased,” said Grant Duwe, a criminologist who

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mass-shootings-frequent-deadlier-51721717

Mass shootings aren’t more frequent _ but they are deadlier – ABC …

It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier.

In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation has seen a number of massacres topping the death toll from Newtown and previous mass shootings, many of them involving rifles similar to the one used in Sandy Hook.

But Americans wanting to know why deadlier mass shootings are happening will get few answers. Is it is the wide availability of firearms? Is it the much-maligned “assault weapon” with its military style? Is it a failing mental health system?

“We’re kind of grabbing at straws at this point in terms of trying to understand why the severity of these incidents has increased,” said Grant Duwe, a criminologist who

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mass-shootings-frequent-deadlier-51721717

When good TV goes bad: how bad twists and incest fantasies put Dexter on death row

It began with a lethal formula of black comedy and revenge-killing procedural, but bad twists and incest put Dexter on death row. It had a good run: from its debut in 2006, Showtime’s adaptation of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter novels expertly marshalled its own absurdities to deliver a confident, darkly funny show like nothing around at the time. It was television’s first serial-killer procedural: a monster of the week format where Dexter assessed, tracked and killed whichever rapist, spree killer or assassin was in his sights. Rooting for the villain was nothing new, of course, but this took fanboying the bad boy to the next level.

Working as a blood-spatter analyst for Miami-Dade police offered Dexter the intel and expertise to carry out his campaign. He was the psychopath you could introduce to your parents. The show reached its peak with John Lithgow’s Trinity

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/dec/11/when-good-tv-goes-bad-how-bad-twists-incest-fantasies-put-dexter-death-row