Friday, May 30, 2014

Daily Misfortune May 30, 2014

Daily Misfortune May 30, 2014

*6  Bystander or was she targeted? Teacher killed, several others wounded in separate shootings across Chicago In a seperate shooting, a 51-year-old man was killed and another man injured in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to family and officials.One of those killed was a 58-year-old woman, the sister of a Chicago police officer and teacher.Dr. Betty Howard was a beloved special education teacher who worked part-time as a real estate agent in Chatham. She was inside the real estate office when a stray bullet tore through the wall, taking her life. At the 58-year-old’s school, Brooks College Prep, students, parents and staff are devastated by her death. She was absolutely adored there and to lose her this way, by mis-directed gunfire from gang members, has hit those who knew her extremely hard– particularly her brother, we’re being told. He’s a chicago police officer.

*5 Man Dies After Officer Involved Shooting at Newport Beach 7-Eleven
KTLA A man was injured during an officer involved shooting at a Newport Beach 7-Eleven on May 29, 2014.  Police responded to a call about a disturbance at 1495 Superior Ave.When officers tried to break up an altercation between an employee and a man, the man charged at the officers with a sharp metal instrument

*4 Newsmax  Iranians sneaking into personal info Of another U.S. adversary, Iran, Hayden said he was "not shocked" to hear of Iranians using social media and other online tools to lull U.S. military and civilian officials into giving up sensitive personal data.

"This appears to have been a very sophisticated, slow-moving, patient attack by the Iranians using techniques that are readily available if you're clever enough to use them," said Hayden. "Look, we've all left a massive digital exhaust [trail] out there on the World Wide Web. There's an awful lot of information about each and every one of us out there."

Spies "use that to create emails and other kinds of communication that seem to be coming from a trusted source," he said.

Hayden said Iran is not to be underestimated in its capacity to spy or, really, do anything a nation-state puts its mind to. Read Latest Breaking News from

*3 An American in Syria who was working with an Al-Qaeda-backed militant group is believed to be the first United States citizen to be involved in a suicide attack in the country, reports say.
*3 How Snowden's Leaks Help al-Qaeda Evade Surveillance
Evidence is mounting that NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s decision to expose the agency’s operational capabilities has led al-Qaeda to enhance its encryption technology, setting back counterterrorism efforts by years and needlessly placing American lives at risk. Officials warned as early as May 2013 that the leaks would provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies, and now that scenario is beginning to play out.
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*2 Another incredible "not coordinated" two vehicle crash where the 2nd vehicle "uncontrollably" runs over a baby in a stroller days after another "uncontrollable" drug dealer in a $40,000 Cadillac crashes into a Florida ex-cop crossing guard.  Two cars crash, and one of them runs over a baby in a stroller in Texas.

7-month-old boy in stroller killed in Arlington crash

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎12 hours ago‎
ARLINGTON - Seconds after the stroller carrying his young son was crushed by a pickup truck, a father picked up the 7-month-old boy and carried him across the street.

*1  New York State police: Man intentionally hit and killed trooper on I-81 |

What possible motive is there besides terrorism?

Lots of "tragic" terrorist-grade events and "series of accidents" in South Korea:
May 28: Arson fire in subway by man in 70s nytimes
May 28: Hospital fire kills 21, patient arrested nytimes
May 26:  Fire in bus terminal kills 7 nytimes

On Monday, seven people were killed after a fire swept through a five-story bus terminal in Goyang, just northwest of Seoul.
The series of accidents has eroded confidence in the country’s public safety measures.
Another fire believed to have been arson forced hundreds of people to flee a Seoul subway station on Wednesday. Seoul Metro, the operator of the subway, said a fire broke out in a subway car just as the train was pulling into Dogok Station in southern Seoul. The police said they were questioning a man in his 70s for a possible arson charge.
The fire was put out by subway officials, and no death or serious injury was reported.


Shooting Survivor Didn't Know Sorority Sisters Were Killed

ABC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. Pamela Lee said one of the hardest moments she experienced while treating the 19 victims of the Santa Barbara slayings was having to tell Bianca de Kock that her two sorority sisters were dead.

Cleveland police chase and shooting grand jury: Patrolman and 5 supervisors ...

The Plain Dealer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, were killed Nov. 29, 2012. They did not have a weapon on them at the time of the shooting. "This is a historic event,'' said Paul Cristallo, an attorney for the Russell family. "Prosecutors have indicted ...

Survivors of Santa Barbara shooting recall sick smirk on killer's face: 'He ...

New York Daily News - ‎3 hours ago‎
... in Isla Vista, Calif. “He looked happy about it.” Among those killed by misogynist mass killer Elliot Rodger were de Kock's friends Veronika Weiss, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and 22-year-old senior Katie ...

killed my first wife, stoned Pakistani woman's husband says

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The husband of Farzana Parveen, the Pakistani woman stoned to death for refusing to participate in an arranged marriage, told CNN he killed his first wife so he could marry Parveen. Authorities said the first wife was ...

Police: Driver hit, killed NY state trooper on purpose

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
TOWN OF CHENANGO, N.Y. -- The motorist who struck and killed a New York state trooper Thursday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 did so intentionally, state police said.

Police: Suspect killed 2 women before fleeing east side house, fatally shot by ...

Fox 59 - ‎2 hours ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 30, 2014) - An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was shot and three others were killed following an incident on Indianapolis' east side Friday morning. Officers responded to the 2600 block of North ...

Nigeria: Islamic leader on way to funeral killed by militants

CNN - ‎44 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Gunmen on Friday shot dead a Nigerian Islamic traditional leader in the northeastern state of Borno as he and other Muslim royals were heading to a funeral, the state government said.

Investigation into cause of house explosion that killed woman

KPRC Houston - ‎May 29, 2014‎

Man shot and killed in officer-involved shooting in Prince George's County

WJLA - ‎4 hours ago‎
SUITLAND, Md. (WJLA) - A man was shot and killed by police in Prince George's County Friday morning. Continue reading. The shooting was reported around 2:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of Curtis Drive. Prince George's County police officers were called to ...

DA: No charges in fatal friendly-fire shooting of BART police detective

San Jose Mercury News - ‎3 hours ago‎
OAKLAND -- No criminal charges will be filed in the fatal January shooting of a BART police sergeant by one of his fellow officers after investigators concluded that the shooting was a tragic mistake, enabled by a communication failure during a search ...

1 missing after explosion sparks fire on oil tanker off Japanese coast

CNN - ‎May 28, 2014‎
Tokyo (CNN) -- An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire Thursday and left the vessel's captain missing.

American who killed himself in Syria suicide attack was from South Florida

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the investigation, said that Abusalha appears to have traveled to Syria more than once and that law enforcement had been aware of his trips to the region before he killed ...

Man charged with murder in Chapel Hill break-in, shooting

News & Observer - ‎41 minutes ago‎
A Chapel Hill Police officer with his patrol shotgun talks Friday with an Orange sheriff's deputy, left, as a CHPD detective's car, right, passes them heading to a shooting scene on South Christopher Road in Chapel Hill. Officers in background blocked ...

Police investigating fatal Oak Lawn shooting, crash

FOX 4 News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thomas doesn't know if someone targeted Tubbleville or if the morning shooting was a random attack. “He was very excited about his life in Dallas, opportunities…he had a very promising future,” said Thomas.

Police continue search for Rohnert Park stabbing suspect

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - ‎13 hours ago‎
Enterprise Drive runs along a creek path where a second stabbing, as well as a shooting, have taken place in the last month.

Officer-involved shooting reported in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette - ‎11 minutes ago‎
About 15 police cars responded to the shooting, and an hour later, neighbors lined up along Holt Drive and peered past yellow crime scene tape to get a better view of the northeast corner of Holt Drive and Purcell Drive.

Teen killed in apparent drive-by shooting in west Athens

Online Athens - ‎12 hours ago‎
An Athens teen was killed this morning in an apparent drive-by shooting on the west side, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Springfield man dies in shooting

Dayton Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
A former stand-out Springfield High School athlete was shot and killed Friday morning. Clark County Coroner Richard Marsh pronounced George A. Walker Jr.