Store Clerk Fired After Scaring Would-Be Robber With His Gun

A convenience store clerk’s choice to save his life have cost him his job.

Don Pitaniello, 58, said he was preparing to close Mac’s Convenience Store in Rutland, Vermont, on Sunday when a man wearing a hoodie and a bandanna covering his face walked into the store and demanded Pitaniello empty the register.

“I looked up when I heard the doorbell rang and saw the hoodie, the bandana and a bag in his hand,” Pitaniello told the ABC News.

“I knew his intentions as soon as he came in,” Pitaniello said.

Police Chief Tried To Set Up Tea Party Leader As A Porn Fan

A police chief in Wisconsin has admitted to setting up fake accounts on pornography websites (among others) for a local tea party leader. The chief said his actions were retribution after the local tea party group complained when his department made them take down signs from overpasses.
Town of Campbell Police Chief Timothy Kelemen set up accounts under Gregory Luce’s name after he and fellow Tea Party members allegedly harassed Kelemen’s department after it banned their protest signs on overpasses, a police report filed in a federal court case showed.

Scott Brown backs assault gun ban

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Outgoing Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has become the first GOP senator to endorse a renewed assault weapons ban.

A Computer Has Reportedly Passed The Turing Test For The First Time

A computer program named "Eugene Goostman" has convinced a third of human judges into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the Turing test, Hannah Furness of The Telegraph reports.

Computer science pioneer and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing created the test in 1950 in a paper which opens with the words: "I propose to consider the question, 'Can machines think?'"

Quadrocopter pilot gets attacked by drone-hating woman

Liveleaks has published an iPhone video taken by a Connecticut man of a woman assaulting him for flying a video-enabled quadrocopter on a public beach. The man originally posted the video to YouTube, but it has been taken down by the service, and his account has been suspended “as a violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully, or threaten.”

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For a Respected Prosecutor, An Unpardonable Failure

Evidence of a convicted murderer’s possible innocence sat buried in a case file for more than two decades. Now, a prosecutor in Brooklyn will have to answer for the mistake.

Update 06/10/2014 11:54 a.m.: As of last week, James Leeper was no longer employed by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. A spokeswoman for the office would not provide further comment as to why his employment ceased after 27 years of service. He’d previously been suspended after he missed a critical proceeding in a May murder trial due to his drinking.

‘High risk’ label from feds puts gun sellers in banks’ crosshairs, hurts business

<img src=" align= "right" width="320">Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.

NC Restaurant Posts “No Guns” Sign and Then Gets Robbed at Gunpoint

Even while Michale Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups celebrate their “victory” in getting Chipotle to ban guns from their stores, a story out of Durham, NC reminds us why these so called “gun free zones” are actually doing more harm than good.

At 9pm on Sunday night the “The Pit Authentic Barbecue” in Durham was robbed at gunpoint when 3 masked men entered the restaurant through the back door.


DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) –Police are searching for three suspects involved in an armed robbery at Durham’s newly-opened barbecue restaurant, The Pit, at 321 W. Geer Street.

"We kill people based on metadata" - ex-NSA Director

<img src=" align="right" width="300">During a recent debate between Georgetown University Law Center professor David Cole and General Michael Hayden, concerning the National Security Agency’s bulk surveillance programs at Johns Hopkins University, General Hayden made the comments, "it is absolutely correct. We kill people based on metadata.”

District attorney: police shoot stabbing suspect

SALISBURY, Mass. — The Essex District Attorney says police responding to a domestic violence call in Salisbury fatally shot a man armed with a knife and a machete when he threatened officers who couldn't disarm him.

District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said the 29-year-old suspect allegedly had attacked and seriously injured a man and a woman before police arrived at the Cable Street location Thursday afternoon.

Blodgett said the man rammed a Salisbury police cruiser as he tried to flee, then got out and charged at the officers.


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