Monthly Archives: November 2017

Not Guilty: SF Jury Delivers Verdict in Kathryn Steinle Slaying – KQED

Updated Thursday, 7:40 p.m.

A San Francisco jury has acquitted the man who fired the shot that killed Kathryn Steinle on the city’s waterfront in 2015, finding him not guilty of homicide charges. The verdict, coming at the end of six days of deliberation, is a surprising end to a case that garnered national attention because of the undisputed identity of the shooter.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was convicted Thursday of a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm but acquitted on charges of murder and manslaughter. His undocumented status and history of deportations and illegal re-entry into the U.S. sparked criticism of San Francisco laws prohibiting cooperation with immigration authorities in most cases.

“From day one, this case was used as a means to foment hate, to foment division, and to foment a program of mass deportation,” defense attorney Francisco Ugarte said outside of court after the verdict

Read more at: https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/11/30/steinle-trial-verdict/

Not Guilty: SF Jury Delivers Verdict in Kathryn Steinle Slaying

A San Francisco jury has acquitted the man who fired the shot that killed Kathryn Steinle on the city’s waterfront in 2015, finding him not guilty of homicide charges.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was convicted of a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm but acquitted on charges of murder and manslaughter.

The fatal shooting on July 1, 2015, quickly drew national attention — including that of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump — as an example of violence committed by undocumented immigrants and enabled by so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco.

“He wasn’t the only one to seize on the case to try to advance a restrictionist immigration agenda, but candidate Trump immediately seized on the Steinle case,” University of Denver law professor Christopher Lasch said in an interview before the verdict. Lasch researched how Steinle’s death has been portrayed by national politicians and

Read more at: https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/11/30/steinle-trial-verdict/

Crisis On Earth-X May Have Introduced Legion of Super-Heroes’ XS

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The CW’s Crisis on Earth-X crossover event.


In the wake of the bombastic “Crisis on Earth-X,” the heroes of The CW’s roster of DC Comics television shows have seen some highs and lows. Barry Allen and Iris West finally got married, as did Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, while the legends lost one of their own as Professor Martin Stein was killed in action against the Nazis of Earth-X. In all of the hubbub, explosions and even doppelgangers of the crossover, one potentially key scene occurred right at the beginning of the event as a waitress at Barry and Iris’ ceremony seemed all to excited to be present for the wedding of a crime scene investigator and former(?) journalist.

RELATED: How Crisis On Earth-X Became the Arrowverse’s Best Crossover Yet

The waitress in question seemed to know more about Barry than she was letting on,

Read more at: https://www.cbr.com/crisis-on-earth-x-introduce-legion-of-super-heroes-xs/

Did Crisis On Earth-X Quietly Introduce Another Legionnaire?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The CW’s Crisis on Earth-X crossover event.


In the wake of the bombastic “Crisis on Earth-X,” the heroes of The CW’s roster of DC Comics television shows have seen some highs and lows. Barry Allen and Iris West finally got married, as did Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, while the legends lost one of their own as Professor Martin Stein was killed in action against the Nazis of Earth-X. In all of the hubbub, explosions and even doppelgangers of the crossover, one potentially key scene occurred right at the beginning of the event as a waitress at Barry and Iris’ ceremony seemed all to excited to be present for the wedding of a crime scene investigator and former(?) journalist.

RELATED: How Crisis On Earth-X Became the Arrowverse’s Best Crossover Yet

The waitress in question seemed to know more about Barry than she was letting on,

Read more at: https://www.cbr.com/crisis-on-earth-x-introduce-legion-of-super-heroes-xs/

UIndy looking to turn vacant home into mock crime scene lab for …

INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. – Criminal justice students at the University of Indianapolis may soon get some hands-on experience that most colleges can’t offer.

The university wants to turn a vacant home, the property is already owned by the school, into a site for mock crime scenes and other courses in the program.

The property, located on the western edge of campus on Bowman Ave., is currently zoned residential and needs changed to a university quarters, or UQ-1, status to make it happen.

“We are always trying to create new experiential hands-on learning experiences for our students,” said Dr. Kevin Whiteacre, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

A spokesperson at the city’s Department of Metropolitan Development said the property was approved for rezoning Thursday by a hearing examiner. She added the Metropolitan Development Commission, followed by the City-County Council, would still need to approve the rezoning to make the change

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/11/30/uindy-looking-to-turn-vacant-home-into-mock-crime-scene-lab-for-students/

UIndy looking to turn vacant home into mock crime scene lab for students

INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. – Criminal justice students at the University of Indianapolis may soon get some hands-on experience that most colleges can’t offer.

The university wants to turn a vacant home, the property is already owned by the school, into a site for mock crime scenes and other courses in the program.

The property, located on the western edge of campus on Bowman Ave., is currently zoned residential and needs changed to a university quarters, or UQ-1, status to make it happen.

“We are always trying to create new experiential hands-on learning experiences for our students,” said Dr. Kevin Whiteacre, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

A spokesperson at the city’s Department of Metropolitan Development said the property was approved for rezoning Thursday by a hearing examiner. She added the Metropolitan Development Commission, followed by the City-County Council, would still need to approve the rezoning to make the change

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/11/30/uindy-looking-to-turn-vacant-home-into-mock-crime-scene-lab-for-students/

You can now drive faster to Rossville over the new Willard Bridge

Drivers on N.W. Carlson Road over the new Willard Bridge can travel just a little faster.

The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday approved raising the speed limits on parts of the road between Interstate 70 and Rossville. The decision came after a Nov. 13 traffic and speed study in the area showed traffic levels could handle increased speeds, public works director Tom Vlach said.

Drivers traveling south from Rossville currently must slow from 50 mph to 35 mph at N.W. 33rd road north of the Kansas River. That speed must be maintained across the bridge and through Willard until 450 feet south of 2nd Street, where it returns to 50 mph.

The speed limits the county approved Thursday allow drivers to maintain 50 mph for an extra half mile until they reach the north end of Willard Bridge. Across the bridge, the limit

Read more at: http://cjonline.com/news/local/local-government/2017-11-30/you-can-now-drive-faster-rossville-over-new-willard-bridge

UPDATE: Search continues for missing Onslow County toddler

JACKSONVILLE — The numbers are beginning to add up, but what are not registering are the whereabouts of Mariah Kay Woods.

 

As the investigation and search for the 3-year-old girl moved through its third day, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller and Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Supervisor Agent Stanley Meador held their second press conference.

 

“We’re in our third day of our investigation and search for the little girl, and we want to find her and bring her home,” Miller said.

 

Miller said more than 225 investigators are working around the clock, have followed through on more than 140 leads and have conducted more than 100 interviews since the child was reported missing Monday morning from her Dawson Cabin Road home by her mother, Kristy Woods.

 

Mariah, the youngest of three children living with their mother, Kristy Woods, and her boyfriend, Earl

Read more at: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171130/update-search-continues-for-missing-onslow-county-toddler

Islamic Educational Television

Forensic Files, on the HLN network, shows how science helps solve crimes. In “Honor Thy Father,” a 2004 episode now being rebroadcast, the show opens a window on crime, Islam, and terrorism alike.

Zein Isa, born in Palestine, brought his family to the United States in 1985 and opened a grocery store in St. Louis. He liked living stateside because the United States was an easy place to “rip off,” as Guarding the Secrets author Ellen Harris makes clear in the Forensic Files episode. As it turned out, the grocery store was part of his cover.

Isa was also a partisan of the PLO and working with the Abu Nidal network, which planned to bomb the Israeli embassy in Washington. So the FBI bugged the residence of Zein Isa, his Brazilian wife Maria, and their daughter Palestina. Tina, as she was known, had lived in Brazil,

Read more at: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268551/islamic-educational-television-lloyd-billingsley

Review: ‘The Minutes’ captivates at Steppenwolf Theatre

Jeff Still (Mr. Assalone) (from left), ensemble member William Petersen (Mayor Superba) and ensemble member Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding) in Steppenwolf’s production of “The Minutes.”
Regina M. Belt Daniels

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts’ latest play, “The Minutes,” is billed as a “new comedy,” but it really isn’t. It is a solid and intense drama with comedic overtones and plenty of relevance to today’s political climate. “The Minutes” also happens to be Letts’ seventh play to premiere at Steppenwolf.

Set in the vaulted historic city chambers of small-town Big Cherry, USA, (the true origin of the names as you’ll later discover is quite horrific), the entire play takes place one stormy, light-flickering, grid-hissing night. Throughout it all, personal agendas, parliamentary procedures and grudges are exposed; there’s even a re-enactment of the historic Nov. 29, 1867, Battle of Mackie Creek – quite enjoyable, until you hear the

Read more at: http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/16/review-the-minutes-captivates-at-steppenwolf-theatre/a2m8qbi/