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CrimeJeff Soyer on 23 Apr 2014 06:01 am

From Tennessee:

A teenager had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina when she was arrested for driving with a suspended licence, police say.

Dallas J. Archer, was being searched when a female correction officer detected ‘an unknown item in her crotch’, according to a police report.

The gun had been reported as stolen a year ago. However, happiness is NOT a warm gun, according to the original owner:

Its 70-year-old owner, John Souther, told The Smoking Gun he would like the ‘little fellow returned’, but added the weapon would require ‘a bath in bleach’.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 16 Apr 2014 11:15 am

From Policeone.com:

The number of shootings in New York City has increased during the past several weeks after months of declines, with several shootings a day keeping police busy, particularly in Brooklyn, the latest NYPD statistics show.

But … But … NYC has tough gun laws and NY State has the ‘SAFE Act’ … so how can that be?

The NYC Police Department blames it on increased gang activity of late. So, uh, I guess that means that gang members and other criminals don’t seem to be obeying all these gun control laws.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 16 Apr 2014 02:26 am

Because, you know, the Krispy Kreme was still serving:

Houston police are looking for two men who broke into a firearms store and stole guns and rifles.

Detectives believe it happened between 1 and 2 am at Collectors Firearms in the 3300 block of Fondren. Police say once inside the store, the thieves were like “kids in a candy store.” They ripped off an undisclosed number of guns and rifles, plus ammunition.

Detectives say the two men did trigger a burglar alarm on the building. But police were not dispatched immediately. Police would not say why, saying that is currently part of the investigation. They were not called to the scene until 7:20am.

They do have surveillance video, but really; it’s a gun store getting robbed, not a garden nursery; a little more urgency would have been nice.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 14 Apr 2014 12:35 am

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police said.

So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.

This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”

A Gucci satchel? Must be a member of that one-percent crowd that doesn’t want to pay their fair share in taxes.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 09 Apr 2014 02:38 am

I’m all for concealed carry and, yes, I do believe it brings crime levels down. But, too many are making too much of a three-month dip in Chicago’s violent crime rate. AWR Hawkins is one of them:

Police began accepting applications for CCHs in January, and CBS Chicago reported that the permits began to be mailed to approved applicants in February.

At the same time, Chicago’s ABC 7 reports that “the first three months of 2014 saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013… and 55 fewer murders than 2012.”

So… the same time period in 2013 saw a significant drop in murders from the previous year (2012), but no one had a CCW permit in 2013. Yet, here’s the headline of Hawkin’s story: Chicago Has Concealed Carry, Lowest Murder Rate in 56 Years

Hawkins and others are implying that the new ability of law abiding Chicago residents to conceal-carry is the reason. While the future might bear that out, I believe that two months worth of data is insufficient for such a claim. It could be a factor, but may I suggest that the weather played a part? Chicago has just suffered one of the coldest and snowiest Winters on record. Even thugs know enough to come in out of the “Polar Vortex” as it were. Just sayin’….

CrimeJeff Soyer on 31 Jan 2014 03:41 am

From KPTV in Portland, Oregon:

A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night.

A witness heard him cry, “Aw nuts!”

CrimeJeff Soyer on 16 Jan 2014 04:37 pm

From Dalje.com, whatever that is:

Police in Arkansas said they arrested a woman wearing nothing but angel wings and her birthday suit in the early morning following her birthday.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 16 Jan 2014 02:45 am

From Fox:

BUCKLEY, Wash. — Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor says he couldn’t believe that felon Tyler Smith had the gall to break the law on national television.

“Did he really think we wouldn’t notice that he had done this? He was seen on television possessing, firing, holding a firearm and indicating that it was his intention to rob his neighbors, not defend his family in the event of something extreme, not to stay home and defend what he had, but to go out and take things from someone else,” Pastor said Wednesday.

Smith appeared in an episode of the National Geographic Channel’s ‘Doomsday Preppers’ reality show.

“We’re not in it to stockpile,” Smith says of what he plans to do in the event of a Doomsday event. “We’re in it to come take what you have, and there’s nothing you can do to stop us.”

Wanna bet on that?

CrimeJeff Soyer on 09 Jan 2014 06:09 am

From the Daily Beast:

On the morning of Jan. 4, Jennifer McCarthy, 48, a Santa Fe, N.M., artist and former wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, was arrested on felony assault charges after her boyfriend claimed she threatened him and pulled a Smith & Wesson handgun out of her vagina, according to a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department document published by The Smoking Gun.

I can’t quote the second paragraph because it’s ‘way too much information’ if you know what I mean. [Note to Jeff: Every single reader has just clicked away to the link. — ed.]

CrimeJeff Soyer on 08 Jan 2014 06:08 am

This really just happened. From KTVU TV:

ANTIOCH, Calif. — An alleged bank robber was undone when an Antioch bank teller could not read his poorly written holdup note, authorities said.

[ . . . ]

Police said the teller was unable to read the note due to poor handwriting and contacted her manager to assist her.

Who can forget this scene from Woody Allen’s priceless movie, Take the Money and Run, in 1969:





You DO know that adding Ad-Block Plus to your FireFox eliminates stuff, including (judging by my experience) the stupid commercial at the beginning of this video. . . .

CrimeJeff Soyer on 25 Dec 2013 02:52 am

There’s an entire underworld that sells and buys stuff like the 40 million swiped Target transactions. You can read about it here.

Crime and Gun SafetyJeff Soyer on 20 Dec 2013 06:49 am

From Opposing Views:

A resident of rural Paso Robles, California is facing charges after he fired two bullets into his neighbor’s house while shooting at a water tower in his backyard. When the neighbor went outside and yelled that bullets hit his house, the shooter brazenly replied “I can do anything I want on my property” and fired three more rounds.

A reminder: Be sure of your backstop and what is behind it.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 07 Dec 2013 04:51 am

From WMGT TV (GA):

A former Newton County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta says Darrell Mathis pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Prosecutors say Mathis, who lives in Lithonia, sold marijuana to a confidential law enforcement source and to an undercover agent on multiple occasions between May and September.

Prosecutors say that on at least two occasions the 41-year-old sold the drug from his marked patrol vehicle while wearing his sheriff’s office uniform and at least once brought a gun to a drug sale.

By the way, and this is not to try to excuse away committing a crime, but while big city cops are generally well paid and have awesome pensions — reflective of the added risks they face — many small town police and county sheriffs are not. I can tell you that here in Vermont and New Hampshire, most rural cops only make $20-28K per year. It’s tough to support a family on that, and I imagine that the lure of crime, from an ‘inside perspective,’ can be difficult to resist. Fortunately, 99% do resist.

It’s tough trying to make sense at 4:30 in the morning. . . .

CrimeJeff Soyer on 15 Nov 2013 06:47 am

. . . And it won’t make a damn’s worth of difference. From KMOV:

A serial burglar has been nabbed for stealing guns and putting them out on the street and one convicted felon told News 4 that getting guns on the street is like taking candy from a baby.

“It’s all networking, it’s who you know, it’s easy,” said Dwayne Kearns, now on probation for a gun charge.

Kearns said it’s a shoot or be shot at kind of world and in St. Louis; almost everyone’s got a gun.

“It isn’t that hard to get a gun, it’s as easy as walking outside picking a flower at the garden, that’s how easy it is,” Kearns said.

And no background checks.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 10 Nov 2013 09:25 am

You know, if you’re going to be dealing illegal drugs, you might want to find a better spot for it than a police station parking lot.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 20 Sep 2013 05:18 am

From Buzzfeed:

Thirteen people, including a three-year-old boy, were injured Thursday night when gunmen opened fire on people in a park on Chicago’s South Side. The incident took place shortly after 10 p.m. in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

According to a witness, dreadlocked men in a gray sedan opened fire from their vehicle before turning toward Cornell Square Park and continuing to shoot at random people in the park.

[ . . . ]

Earlier in the evening, six other people were shot in separate incidents across the city — one fatally — bringing the total shot during the night to 19.

According to the article, police believe the park shooting was “gang related.” Ya’ think?

And, I don’t care how “universal” you make background checks, nothing is going to stop this shit until political leaders realize that the problem isn’t with law abiding citizens owning guns. Alas, it’s politically incorrect to address the real problems, at least on the left — and they’re the ones that have been running the Chicago Machine for, well, pretty much forever.

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson weren’t available for comment.

Mutants and CrimeJeff Soyer on 16 Sep 2013 05:41 pm
Let’s see them try to spin this mutant
as a ‘white guy.’

My point here really isn’t to be snarky. It’s to point out that the MSM is always quick to point out white-on-black crime, but never black-on-white or black-on-black crime. Why? You know; the agenda of racism. Not that any of us know what the motive was in this tragic episode. And, no, I’m not comparing Zimmerman to this psycho; Zimmerman was defending himself — it was the media that tried to paint him as a ‘white man’ looking to kill a black man.

It wasn’t so long ago that a Black pundit claimed that all mass shootings were committed by whites. She conveniently ignored such killers as Colin Ferguson and the ‘DC snipers,’ et al.

Do a search on Google for something like, “mass shooters are all white” and you’ll find a slew of liberal tripe affirming that idea.

Frankly, mental illness isn’t confined to any one flavor of race or ethnicity. It can strike anyone — Gosh; if only we could figure out how and why and prevent it — and there’s little you can do to prevent a psychotic from doing something, well, psychotic. That doesn’t present an excuse to curtail the rights and liberties of the other 99.9% of the population that doesn’t have a screw loose.

Still, it will be interesting to see — once more factual details come out — how the MSM (Main Stream Media, almost totally liberally biased) spins all of this.

Update: According to one news source the shooter, Aaron Alexis, only came to the Navy Yard with a Biden endorsed shotgun. He obtained the other guns at the yard somehow. Maybe he broke into a weapons locker there, or took them from the MP’s he killed.

That, of course, isn’t stopping the usual suspects from demanding more gun control and, no doubt, banning “assault weapons,” which in this case would mean from military bases.

Another update: David Frum is an asshole.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 07 Sep 2013 05:20 am

I’ll tell you what: This is like the third story in the past year of NYC cops dealing in illegal firearms. Hmmm, if only there was a group, perhaps of big city mayors, who could investigate. From the Wall Street Journal:

A New York Police Department officer and his brother were arrested for allegedly trafficking high-powered firearms to a third brother in the Philippines, federal law-enforcement officials announced on Friday.

Rex Maralit, a 44-year-old officer assigned to police headquarters in Lower Manhattan, was arrested on charges of conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and engage in unlicensed firearms dealing, law-enforcement officials said.

Mayor Bloomberg; call your office.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 03 Sep 2013 05:52 am

From the Daily Mail:

Father who beat to death man he caught raping his five-year-old daughter will NOT face charges because of Texas state laws on deadly force.

Read the whole thing. The man did call 911 to summon an ambulance for the mutant.

CrimeJeff Soyer on 03 Sep 2013 05:36 am

If you’re going to razz the cops because, by court order, they can no longer stop and frisk you, don’t then trip and drop your illegal gun on the ground. From JP Updates:

“You can’t stop me! You can’t do that no more! There are new rules!” suspect Steven Sidbury, 21, allegedly yelled at officers as they approached him in crime-riddled East New York last week.

[ . . . ]

He taunted them over stop-and-frisk, then ran and tripped — and a loaded .38-caliber revolver dropped out of his jacket, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

He was then arrested — for the third time — for illegal possession of a firearm.

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