Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Journalist Targeted

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The Murdered Journalists of Central Asia: 37 killed Former Soviet Union has seen a shocking number of dissidents and reporters murdered: over 37 at the last counting. Naturally, the vast majority of the murderers remain eternal mysteries unless an appropriate scapegoat is found, but let us be frank: it is no surprise that countries run by the KGB, or by the same old Soviet officials and chieftans behave like… the KGB, or the old Soviet system.
Journalists killed in Mexico --- 67 Journalists Killed Since 2006



August 26, 2015 Alison Parker and Adam Ward WDBJ 7 Roanoke, Virginia Parker, a reporter, and Ward, a photojournalist, were shot on live television while interviewing a subject about tourism by a an angry former employee who was upset about how he was treated as a gay black man and fired from his job in 2013. [13]

1 killed, 1 charged  June 20, 2015 Oklahoma Sportscaster Scooter Hits Deported 3 Times Illegal Immigrant Without License Making Illegal U-turn Man charged in accident that killed longtime Oklahoma sportscaster NewsOK.com Saturday, June 20, 2015, in which Oklahoma City sportscaster Bob Barry Jr. was killed. Police say Barry was killed after crashing his motor scooter into Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, vehicle when Gutierrez made an illegal U-turn from the right land across the inside lane on a 4-lane city street . Suspect charged  with drug possession. originally had arrested Gutierrez on a manslaughter complaint. He instead was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of causing an accident while driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license resulting in death and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Suspect is Hispanic 26 year old illegal alien from Mexico previously deported three times

6 killed in 6 days May 28, 2015 Local journalist among 6 killed in 6 days across District of Columbia Washington Post Charnice Milton, 27, a reporter for neighborhood publications, was among six people killed in the District in six days. The spate of violence included the pull alongside shooting of a driver on the Anacostia Freeway during the Thursday morning rush and the shooting ...

1 wounded suspect at large December 17, 2014 Waco TX TV Weatherman back on air after shooting by unknown stranger Shot Texas Weatherman: I Don't Know Gunman - NBC News Dec 22, 2014 - Patrick Crawford, a meteorologist at NBC affiliate KCEN in the Waco area, was shot last Wednesday morning by an unidentified man. "The man that shot me didn't say any words to me," he said. "He just started shooting at me as I was leaving the parking lot. ... I did not know him."  He recovered and returned to work, gunman was never found.

August 19, 2014 Youtube execution of James Foley by ISIS

truck building damaged stolen 1 arrested May 13, 2014  Man Claims To Be God Rams Maryland TV Station  In Towson Maryland, 28 year old Vladimir Baptiste, 28 was arrested after the black male with a shoulder bag made a disturbance yelling at the front door, and then stealing a heavy-duty landscaping truck and driving it through the front doors. The building was evacuated Police SWAT teams with an armoured car searched for him and found him in an editing room armed with a golf club.

April 4, 2014 Insider Attack On Women Journalists in Afghanistan A gunman shot two foreign AP women journalists in eastern Afghanistan. German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was killed while Canadian Kathy Gannon was critically wounded . The attack comes on the eve of Afghanistan's elections . Afghan police unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to their car and opened fire while yelling “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great); shooting the two women in the back seat. After the attack, the officer surrendered, and was taken into custody. One rumored motive was revenge for a U.S. airstrike that killed some of the gunman's family. The murder came after a Taliban-allied group claimed credit for the murder of Nils Horner who was executed in broad daylight, and guesthouse used by foreigners in the capital as well as  attacking an elections office in Kabul.

March 11, 2014 Murder of Nils Horner Swedish Journalist in Afghanistan Nils Horner, a Swedish journalist investigating the recent bombing of a restaurant was shot as two men walked towards him pulled out a pistol and shot him execution style with a pistol with a silencer while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul. The British citizen had worked for Swedish Radio SR The motive was unclear as the Taliban denied responsibility. It was two months after a suicide bombing and shooting attack against a Lebanese restaurant that killed 13 foreigners and eight Afghans that Karzai blamed on the United States. Fidai Mahaz, a small splinter group linked to the Taliban-led insurgency later claimed credit, calling him a spy for the UK.

Nov. 22, 2012 kidnapping August 19, 2014 execution James Foley Kidnapped Photojournalist  James Wright Foley was an American freelance photojournalist who was captured by the group in Binesh, Syria on Nov. 22, 2012. On August 19, 2014, when ISIS posted a video to YouTube depicting Foley reading a prepared statement urging Americans to stop their support for the U.S. government for its bombing campaign against ISIS targets. The video then shows his beheading as well as revealing that ISIS is holding another American journalist named Steven Joel Sotloff and will kill him unless U.S. President Barack Obama halts airstrikes against ISIS. (Wikipedia)

November 10, 2008, David Rohde kidnapping New York Times reporter David Rohde was driven to Logar province to meet a Taliban commander with the nom de guerre Abu Tayyeb for his book research where gunmen took him into the custody of Taliban leader Mullah Atiqullah. Rohde and his translator Ludin managed to escape during the night on June 19, 2009 climbing over a wall while their Afghan Taliban guards slept.  wikipedia



August 26, 2015Alison Parker and Adam WardWDBJ 7Roanoke, VirginiaParker, a reporter, and Ward, a photojournalist, were shot on live television while interviewing a subject about tourism.[13]
August 2, 2007Chauncey BaileyThe Oakland PostOakland,CaliforniaAfter investigating corruption in his community, Bailey was murdered on his way to work by the target of his reporting.[1][14]
October 5, 2001Robert Stevens (photo editor)SunBoca Raton,FloridaMurdered as one of the media targets of the 2001 anthrax attacksless than a month after 9/11.[15]
September 11, 2001Bill BiggartFreelance photographerManhattan,New York City,New YorkKilled while photographing the rescue effort outside the World Trade Center before the tower collapsed.[16]
October 18, 2000James Edwin RichardsCitizen journalist, editor and publisherVenice, CaliforniaRichards was murdered at his Oakwood neighborhood home in the neighborhood where he had established himself as a citizen crime reporter.[17][18]
October 24, 1993Dona St. PliteWKAT-AMLittle Haiti,Miami, FloridaSt. Plite was attending a benefit for former colleague Fritz Dor when he was also assassinated for supporting Jean-Bertrand Aristide.[19][20]
March 11, 1992Manuel de Dios UnanueEl Diario La PrensaQueens, New York City, New YorkMurdered by Colombian drug traffickers for writing about drug trade.[21][22]
March 15, 1991Fritz D'OrWLQY-AM (1320)Little Haiti, Miami, FloridaA colleague of Olivier's at WLQY, he was assassinated as he left a club.[19][23]
February 18, 1991Jean-Claude Olivier (a.k.a. Division Star)WLQY-AM (1320)Little Haiti, Miami, FloridaA colleague of Dor's, he was known for his controversial commentary and was assassinated on his way to his car.[19][24]
September 22, 1990Triet LeVan Nghe Tien PhongBailey's Crossroads,VirginiaA columnist of controversial content for the same Vietnamese magazine that employed Nhan Trong Do. Assassinated.[5][25][26][27][28]
November 22, 1989Nhan Trong DoVan Nghe Tien PhongFairfax County, VirginiaA layout designer who worked with Triet Le, he was the first employer of the Vietnamese-language magazine to be assassinated.[5][25][26][27]
August 9, 1987Tap Van Pham(a.k.a. Hoai Diep Tu)MaiGarden Grove, CaliforniaHe was assassinated by arson while sleeping in his office by an anti-communist group that took responsibility.[5][25][26]
October 15, 1984Henry Liu(a.k.a. Chiang Nan)Freelancer and authorDaly City, CaliforniaA critic of Taiwan who was assassinated by order from Taiwan.[29]
June 19, 1984Alan BergKOA (AM)Denver,ColoradoA liberal radio show host who was murdered by a white nationalist group.[30]
August 24, 1982Nguyen Dam PhongTu Do(Freedom)Houston,TexasWas assassinated at his home by an anti-communist group.[5][25][26][31]
July 21, 1981Duong Trong LamCai Dinh Lang (The Village Temple)San Francisco, CaliforniaKilled by gunfire from a member of one of two anti-communist groups that claimed responsibility for his assassination.[5][25][26][32][33]
March 9, 1977Maurice Williams (journalist)WHUR-FMWashington, D.C.He was murdered during the 1977 Hanafi Siege.[34]
June 2, 1976Don BollesArizona RepublicPhoenix,ArizonaMurdered as a result of a car bomb set by the mafia outside the Clarendon Hotel.[35][36][37]
August 29, 1970Rubén SalazarLos Angeles TimesLos Angeles, CaliforniaSalazar was killed by deputies of theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department while covering theChicano Moratorium protest in East Los Angeles. The park where the protest took place was later renamed Salazar Park in his honor.[38][39]
July 29, 1949W.H. "Bill" MasonKBKI radioAlice, TexasKnown as a crusading radio journalist in a county ruled with an iron hand by local law enforcement, Mason was shot dead by Sheriff deputy Sam Smithwick, who Mason had publicly accused of running a strip club. The senate candidate who lost to Lyndon B. Johnson believed that Smithwick had information about how the election had been rigged but Smithwick was hanged before their meeting. Mason's tombstone reads: "He had the nerve to tell the truth for a lot of little people."[1][40][41][42]
January 22, 1945Arthur KashermanPublic Press(alternative)Minneapolis,MinnesotaHis death figured into Hubert Humphrey's mayoral victory.[43]
December 9, 1935Walter LiggettMidwest AmericanMinneapolis, MinnesotaHe wrote about political corruption and organized crime.[44][45]
September 6, 1934Howard GuilfordThe Saturday PressMinneapolis, MinnesotaEditor of a newspaper that exposed corruption and organized crime. He and partner Jay Near won the US Supreme Court decision in Near v. Minnesota.[46][47]
July 23, 1930Jerry BuckleyWMBC-AMDetroit,MichiganGunned down on election night.[48]
July 16, 1927Donald Ring MellettCanton Daily NewsCantonOhio[1]
November 9, 1908Edward W. CarmackNashville AmericanNashville,TennesseeFormer congressman and senator. He was killed by a former army officer who disapproved of his name appearing in an article and threatened the editor.[49]
April 1, 1898William Cowper Brann(a.k.a. Brann the Iconoclast)IconoclastWaco, TexasWrote critical articles about Baptists. Shot in the back during a duel.[50]
February 1, 1891Ignacio MartínezEl MundoLaredo, TexasOwned a newspaper that wrote critical articles on the regime of Mexican President Porfirio Díaz. His murderers fled to Mexico and were never arrested.[51]
March 27, 1884Charles L. KuszThe Gringo and GreaserManzanoNew MexicoShot through his window by unknown gunman on horses. His newspaper was reform oriented and created enemies as it sought changes.[52]
November 17, 1881A.B. ThorntonBoonville NewsBoonville,MissouriThe town marshal killed Thornton because of criticism from the newspaper and won acquittal based on the perception that the criticism was too intense.[53]
June 12, 1881Jerome James CollinsNew York HeraldBennett Island,Bering StraitAn Irish American, Collins founded the Clan na Gael, an Irish republican organization in the United States, and left on a polar expedition as a reporter and meteorologist with theJeannette expedition to avoid police. However, all but two survived the sinking of the vessel.[54][55]
April 23, 1880Charles De YoungThe Daily Dramatic ChronicleSan Francisco, CaliforniaWith his brother M. H. de Young, he founded the newspaper that would become the San Francisco Chronicle. The mayor's son killed him in revenge for a feud de Young had with his father.[56]
March 27, 1877J. Clarke SwayzeTopeka Daily BladeTopeka, KansasSwayze was killed after publishing a critical article about his murderer.[57]
June 25, 1876Mark Kellogg (reporter)Associated PressLittle Bighorn Battlefield,MontanaThe first Associated Press journalist to die while reporting.[58]
November 5, 1871Frederick Wadsworth LoringAppleton's JournalWickenburg, ArizonaWas killed while on assignment out west in what is known as theWickenburg Massacre, an attack on a stagecoach by native Americans.[59]
September 14, 1866Ridgeway GloverFrank Leslie's Illustrated NewspaperFort Phil Kearny,WyomingWhile covering the American Indian Wars, Glover was killed and mutilated during the construction of Fort Kearny in 1866.[60]
1864Albert StreetThe Mobile RegisterUnknownOne of the few southern journalists killed during the US Civil War.
May 6, 1864Samuel Fiske (aka Dunn Browne)The Springfield RepublicanFredericksburg, VirginiaCapt. Fiske wrote under the name Dunn Browne and served in the army and was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness.[61]
October 6, 1863James O'NealFrank Leslie's Illustrated NewspaperBaxter Springs, KansasO'Neal was an artist-correspondent murdered by Quantrill's guerrillas at the Baxter Springs Massacre.[62]
June 23, 1863Lynde Walter BuckinghamNew York HeraldAldie, VirginiaKilled as a result of an ambush during the U.S. Civil War. He was buried at the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church-VDHR 53-339 in Aldie.[63]
April 6, 1862Irving CarsonNew York TribunePittsburg Landing, TennesseeFirst journalist to be killed during the U.S. Civil War. Killed by a cannonball fire while covering theBattle of Shiloh and General Ulysses S. Grant.[64]
May 20, 1856James King of WilliamDaily Evening BulletinSan Francisco, California[65][66]
June 22, 1854Joseph MansfieldSan Joaquin RepublicanStockton, CaliforniaMansfield was killed in a fight with a rival editor, both of whom were Democrats.[67]
September 15, 1848John JenkinsVicksburg SentinelVicksburg,MississippiKilled in a fight with an attorney after the two had a previous altercation.[68]
February 29, 1844James A. RyanVicksburg SentinelVicksburg, MississippiThe Vicksburg Sentinel was a Democrat paper and Ryan was killed by his rival Whig counterpart in a duel on their second fight.[69]
June 6, 1843James HaganVicksburg SentinelVicksburg, MississippiHagan was killed by the son of a man he had criticized in his newspaper.[68][69][70][71]
November 7, 1837Elijah Parish LovejoyAlton ObserverAlton, IllinoisThis abolition editor was killed by a mob supporting slavery in the Union.[72][73]