Police say California man killed four in string of 'savage' stabbings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 33-year-old felon accused of killing four people and wounding two others in a stabbing spree in two Southern California cities “savagely attacked” his victims seemingly at random and unprovoked, police said on Thursday.

The suspect, Zachary Castaneda, was taken into custody on Wednesday evening outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Santa Ana, California, moments after stabbing to death a security guard there, police said.

Walmart sent a memo to employees to take down violent images and displays in stores, as advocates call for it to stop selling guns

As Walmart faces pressure from gun control advocates to stop selling guns, images of a Walmart memo calling for "Immediate Action: Remove signing and displays referencing violence" are being shared on social media. Two recent in-store shootings have claimed more than 20 lives combined.

Walmart confirmed the legitimacy of the memo to USA Today on Thursday.

A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter.

The meth seemed to appear out of thin air.

Benjamin Bowling couldn’t figure it out. He had been clean ever since his release from prison on a DUI conviction, but now a Jackson County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy was accusing him of possessing a minuscule amount of methamphetamine.

First Ever SAFE Act Conviction Dismissed with Prejudice

The 2014 indictment leveled against Defendant-Appellant Ben Wassell in the first ever SAFE Act case was dismissed with prejudice in Chautauqua County Court on Monday. This final action represents the culminating victory for Wassell and Second Amendment civil rights advocates across New York State who sought reversal of the state’s first ever conviction under the unconstitutional and ineffective SAFE Act imperial gun control edict. Additionally, dismissal with prejudice represents yet another positive and decisive step towards SAFE Act repeal.

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.

Connecticut’s 1995 Gun-Permit Law (Still) Did Not Reduce Firearm Homicides by 40 Percent

Cory Booker made that claim yesterday. As CNN notes, there’s a 2015 study backing him up.

Since the day it came out, that study has been driving me insane.

"Smart" gun bill submitted, Senate Version (S.1884) House Version (H.R. 6109)

NSA reportedly collected US call data without authorization… again

In 2016, the National Security Agency gathered 151 million call records even though Congress made rules to reduce the federal government's sweeping surveillance of Americans' phone records.

Florida cop found guilty of negligence after shooting autistic man, caretaker

A Florida police officer has been convicted of a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man’s caretaker.

A jury deliberated for four hours late Monday before finding North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of culpable negligence in the 2016 shooting of caretaker Charles Kinsey, who was trying to protect 27-year-old Arnaldo Rios Soto. Aledda faces up to a year in jail but because he was acquitted of a felony, he might be able to remain a police officer.

New York Man Charged w/ Felony After Shooting 2 In Home Invasion

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