Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Timeline March 2014

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Month: March 2014

March 31, 2015
  1. 2 killed March 31, 2014 Before similar attempted attack by Michael Brown in Ferguson, Johnson City Officer David Smith Killed By Man Who Punched Officer, Grabbed Gun, Shot Him Police Officer Dave Smith was shot and killed with his own service weapon after responding to a disturbance call. MRI technician at Southern Tier Imaging James Clark runs to officer, grabs police officer's gun and shoots him dead while suffering 'mental breakdown'. Then he fired weapon at a second officer, before he was shot and died in hospital during emergency surgery three hours later Officer Smith had served for 18 years and was married with one child. Authorities say Clark appeared to be suffering from a 'mental breakdown' Clark was described as a "model employee" before he suffered from sudden terrorist syndrome. 
  2. Explosions kill at least five people and injure several more in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. (BBC)
  3. Mexican Drug War The Mexican Navy kills Knights Templar Cartel high-ranking leader Enrique Plancarte Solís. (Milenio)

casualties: 6 dead

  1. Mar 27, 2014 crime: terrorist style shooting of TV station killed: 0 injured: 0 Michelle Monique Burks Fires Gun at Houston KTRK ABC-13 TV Station suspect: arrested, not guilty insanity details: Michelle Monique Burks (black woman) drove up to Houston Channel 13 building and started taking cell phone video as people noticed and then began shooting at cars and windows but no people were hit. He left and was soon arrested by police. On social media posted a pap smear to her Facebook page, attacked people "who are defaming" her. KTRK also reports that Burke posted rambling, paranoid demands to stop electronic harassment and remove cameras and listening devices from her home. At her trial, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  2. March 27, 2014 13 Stabbed in Beijing, Guanxi China  In Beijing China, a 34-year-old man named surnamed Zhao, stabbed six people to death with a knife in the Huairou district before he was subdued by police in a family property dispute. That same day, a man stabbed seven fellow villagers in the southern region of Guangxi, seriously injuring a four-year-old boy and a woman. China is still reeling from a mass stabbing at a train station that was blamed on Islamist militants from Xinjiang.
  3. Philippines signs a peace accord with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending decades of conflict. The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro will pave way for autonomous Bangsamoro. (Aljazeera)
  4. Turkey blocks access to YouTube after a high-level intelligence leak. (Business Insider) (BBC)

March 26, 2014 killed by police: Corkery, Stephen (30) Washington (Spokane) 30-year-old armed robbery supsect, Stephen Corkery was shot and killed by Spokane police. Corkery was shot after police say they gave several commands to come out of the home, when he did police say he did so holding a firearm and advanced towards police. [1]

March 25, 2014 Redwine, Alfred (30) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Redwine was shot after police were called by a 14-year-old girl who said he threatened her with a gun. Police said he fired a shot during the confrontation.

  1. casualties: 2 dead including attacker March 24, 2014 Truck Driver Shoots Sailor on Docked USS Mahan Navy Destroyer Truck Driver Shoots Sailor on Docked Navy Destroyer A civiliantook a gun from a guard and fatally shot a sailor on a docked destroyer USS Mahan which was visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras. He was then killed himself by security guards. He had entered the base on a tractor-trailer with a transportation worker's credential. Blamed on low level guards not doing their jobs, there was never speculation this was a terrorist or military attack.
  2. March 24, 2014. Driver Claims Sleeping Caused Train To Ram Into Escalator at Chicago Airport At the Chicago O'Hare airport station, a an eight-car train rammed beyond the stop with such force that it climbed the escalator adjacent to the passenger platform. The driver admitted she may have dozed off, and she was fired as it was her second safety violation.
  3. 2014-03-24 Valentino, Michael (27) California (Hollywood Hills) Police converged on a home after receiving a domestic disturbance call. Police exchanged gunfire with the suspect until he was mortally wounded. One LAPD officer was injured during the confrontation.[3]

March 23, 2014 Kenyan police kill two suspects behind church attack in Mombasa xinhuanet Mar 29, 2014 - Kenyan police Friday killed two suspects behind the church attack in the coastal city of Mombasa last Sunday which left at least six people dead and 17 others injured. "The gunmen were in motorbike when they were confronted by Special Crime Prevention Unit police officers and gunned down in fierce shoot out after they defied order to surrender," said Regional police commander Robert Kitur. The police commander said the shootout ensued after the police trailed the suspects and during the shootout, a third suspect managed to escape with bullet wounds.

2014-03-22 Nieto, Alejandro (28) California (San Francisco) Officers responding to calls about a man with a gun approached him on a paved pedestrian path at Bernal Heights Park. Nieto appeared to draw a Taser as the officers approached, and the officers opened fire. Nieto was shot 14 times by four San Francisco Police Department officers. The officers believed that the Taser was a real firearm.

March 20, 2014 2014 Serena Hotel Taliban Massacre In Kabul Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a firearms attack on the Serena Hotel. At least 9 were killed in the attack including five Afghans and four foreigners including 2 Canadians and an American, four women and two children. The first victims were the Afghan family of Sardar Ahmad who was a journalist with Agence France-Presse, his wife, 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son Omar. The youngest son not even two, survived in a coma with bullets in his head.

Tuesday March 18, 2014

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  1. A Ukrainian military serviceman is killed in an attack on a base in Crimea's main city, Simferopol. (Reuters via Trust)
  2. A suicide rickshaw bomber detonates in a marketplace in Maymana, Afghanistan, killing 15 people. (Los Angeles Times)Arts and culture
  3. At least two people are dead and one is in critical condition after a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashes near theSeattle Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. (AP via Washington Times)
  4. United States-Syria relations: The United States expels all Syrian diplomats and closes the Syrian embassy in Washington D.C. (Reuters)
  5. Occupy Taiwan Legislature Protesters storm and occupy the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan due to a unilateral move by the Kuomintang that forces the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement to the legislative floor without giving it an item-by-item review. (Focus Taiwan)
  6. 1 killed suspect killed by police March 18 2014 Pacifica Paranoid Errol Chang Murdered After Stabbing SWAT Officer Standoff vIn Pacifica CA, near San Francisco, family members called police reporting that Errol Chang was acting paranoid behavior. When police arrived at his home, he brandished both an ax and a knife and they were told he also had a rifle inside. He was shot and killed by officers after he stabbed a SWAT team member.  The Justice for Errol Change facebook page claims he was "murdered by the Pacifica Police and the Daly City SWAT Team just moments after he attempted to surrender." He was a martyr in the war on police.

Daily Misfortune Monday March 17, 2014 ---

  1. March 17, 2014 Nicholas Teausant Arrested for Islamist Bombing Plots
  2. United States Navy SEALs take over a disavowed oil tanker in international waters previously seized by Libyan rebels. (AP via New Zealand Herald)
  3. Model and fashion designer L'Wren Scott is found dead in her New York apartment. (BBC)
  4. President of the United States Barack Obama announces that the United States will sanction Russian officials that contributed to the current Crimean crisis(Voice of America)Natural disasters
  5. The Republic of Crimea is declared. (AP)

Sunday March 16, 2014

  1. March 16, 2014, reported Mar 25, 2014, 14 Silicon Valley teens arrested in arson fire  14 teens arrested in arson fire Illicit teen parties blamed for blaze that destroyed house on Fordham Way ( by Andrea Gemmet / Mountain View Voice) A house was damaged in a two-alarm fire on March 16 that is the subject of an arson investigation. Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a fire that burned a house in the early hours of March 16. Investigators say a series of drug- and alcohol-fueled illicit parties at an empty house went awry, leaving the home seriously damaged when a fire started by three juveniles burned out of control. While the residents were away on vacation, the house was also burglarized, (timeline), Arson
  2. Crimean referendum, 2014 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia. Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States condemn the referendum, which did not give voters the option of the status quo. (BBC)(Associated Press)

March 15, 2015

The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak states that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately steered off course for reasons unknown and then flew for almost seven hours more. (AsiaOne)
March 14, 2014

  1. Attacks all across Pakistan leave dozens dead, with the most violence centered in Peshawar and Quetta.(Reuters)
  2. Islamic militants attack a Nigerian Army barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State. (Voice of America)
  3. A 7-story building in Mumbai, India, collapses, killing 7 people and injuring 4. (The Hindu)
  4. Rescue crew continue to search for victims in the explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem, which killed 8 and injured more than 70. (BBC)
  5. A French court sentences former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa to 25 years for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. (BBC)International relations
  6. March 14, 2014 Changsha Xinjiang Uighur Bread Shop Stabbing Spree In Changsha China, just two weeks after the train station mass stabbing, 5 are killed in a stabbing spree that starts with an argument between 2 Uighur vendors from Xinjiang in a naan bread shop. The two vendors got into a fight as one stabbed the other to death, and then stabbed two bystanders to death, and injured another two on the street as he fled before he was shot by police. Were the bystanders really intended targets?
  7. British Muslim couple jailed for posting videos praising murder of British soldier Lee Rigby  Published March 14, 2014 Associated Press LONDON – A British Muslim couple has been sentenced for posting "offensive" videos praising the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.... sentenced to five years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication and one count of inciting murder.

  1. 2 killed 23 injured in deliberate attack March 13, 2014  Rashad Charjuan Owens Rampage Mows Down Texas Crowd 21-year-old aspiring rapper and father of six from Killeen, was charged Friday with one count of capital murder. After being stopped for DWI suspuciion, he sped away, almost hiting a police officer, then went the wrong way on Ninth Street, plowed through a barricade on Red River Street, and hit the people in the crowd. “This is an individual that committed an intentional act,” Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said  An intoxicated hit-and-run driver in Austin, Texas, United States, drives into a nighttime crowd at the South by Southwest festival, killing two and injuring 23 (USA Today) (CNN)
  2. FBI's decade-long hunt for a suspected environmental terrorist believed to have bombed two buildings in California has narrowed to Honolulu, where authorities are aggressively advertising a $250,000 reward for information leading to his capture. 
  3. A Houston father allegedly fatally shot a teenage boy inside his teen daughter’s room early Thursday morning after the two had a confrontation, reported. 
  4. 2014 Crimean crisis: Leaders in the Ukrainian Kherson Oblast threaten to shut off all power and water to Crimea if the referendum goes forward. (FOX)
  5. Russia masses its military near the Ukrainian border again as new military operations are announced. (BBC)
  6. At least 100 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel over the last 3 days, with the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine claiming responsibility. The IDF responded by shelling two alleged PIJ targets. (J Post)
  7. 1 killed gun attack on bus Post-coup unrest in Egypt: Masked gunmen attack a bus carrying Egyptian Army soldiers in Cairo, killing one. (AP via The Hindu)Business and economy
  8. A U.S. newspaper report claims Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for hours after vanishing from radars Saturday.(Al Jazeera) (Wall Street Journal)
  9. Rescue crew continue to search for victims in the explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem, which killed 8 and injured more than 70. (NBC)
  10. A helicopter crash in Norfolk, United Kingdom, kills Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond. (Eastern Counties Newspapers)
  11. Murderer and Sex Offender Brett Peter Cowan is sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 20 years after being found guilty of murder, improperly interfering with a corpse and indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16 following the murder of Daniel Morcombe on the Sunshine Coast in December 2003.(Brisbane Times)
March 12, 2014 wednesday
  1. CNN: A Chinese satellite looking into the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "observed a suspected crash area at sea," a Chinese agency says. 
  2. casualties: 93 8 dead, 5 missing, 70 injured, loss: 2 buildings destroyed March 12, 2014 East Harlem Gas Explosion At 9:31 a.m. an explosion occurred in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, just north of the intersection of 116th Street and Park Avenue, leveling two buildings located at 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 70 others. At least five other people remain missing. City officials said a gas leak caused the blast. In April a gas blast leveled 2 blocks in North Bend, Washington.
  3. "Oil Worker's Claim Of Burning Plane Probed: Official"
  4. March 10, 2014 AWACS fleet to be cut: 
  5. Body of missing major junior hockey player found in Michigan, -
  6. Grid vulnerable to sabotage  freebeacon March 11, 2014  Following at least eight “reports of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey” from October 2013 until January 2014, the ROIC’s Intelligence & Analysis Threat Unit issued a report warning that the U.S. electrical grid is “inherently vulnerable” to attacks that could wipe out power across large swaths of the country. The ROIC report, released in late February, is marked as “unclassified” but designated “for official use only.” The multiple incidents of “sabotage” and crime outlined in the report “highlight the grid’s vulnerabilities to potential threats,” according to a copy of the report obtained by the Free Beacon. An unidentified individual in Tucson, Ariz., in January, “removed multiple bolts from an electric tower’s support structure, increasing the potential for collapse and electrical service interruption.” Authorities suspect that the goal was “sabotage rather than vandalism” due to the “deliberate manner of the bolt removal, including probable acquisition of the requisite tools,” the report said. New Jersey: Jan. 26, for instance, “employees found a hole, approximately three-foot high by two-foot wide, in the perimeter fence of an electric switching and substation in East Rutherford,” according to the report. Several days before that incident, on Jan. 22, “an identified subject entered a Burlington generating station using false identification,” according to the report. “The subject claimed he had a gun (none found) and a bomb (package cleared).” New Jersey ROIC report shows is that this fits into a larger pattern of incidents,
  7. Three Taliban insurgents are killed by a team of Afghan police and private commandos after attacking a formerNational Directorate of Security headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban claims they killed four commandos and five policemen, which police deny. (AP via ABC)Business and economy
  8. MH370: A crowdsourcing search effort after the vanished airliner finds a silhouette in the water of similar size and shape to the lost plane. Also, a Chinese satellite sights sizable pieces of debris. (CNN) (
  9. An explosion in the New York City neighbourhood of East Harlem kills 8 and injures over 70. (Pix 11) (WABC-TV)
  10. At least 350 apartments are evacuated due to a fire in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. (KNTV)Health
  11. Fiji's Health Department confirms that eleven people have died and over 10,000 people have been infected in an outbreak of the type three strain of dengue fever. (ABC Online)
  12. 2014 Crimean crisis Russia says planned U.S. financial aid to Ukraine is illegal. (Reuters)

March 11, 2014 (Tuesday)

  1. Gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan kill Swedish Radio foreign correspondent Nils Horner. (Washington Post)
  2. Maoist rebels ambush an Indian paramilitary force in Chhattisgarh, India, killing 18 soldiers. (AP via TIME)
  3. In response to mortar fire, an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip kills three suspected militants. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
  4. Protesters clash with police in Turkey after a 15-year-old boy died from a head injury sustained during anti-government protests. (The Guardian) (Reuters)
  5. Two Philippine ships are expelled by the Chinese Coast Guard from Ayungin Shoal in the Spratly group of islands. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  6. Fourteen Caribbean nations file a lawsuit against the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands for damages caused during the Atlantic slave trade. (TIME)

March 10, 2014 (Monday)

March 10, 2014 Robbers Break Into Joel Osteen's Cash Vault Joel Osteen's Lakewood megachurch announced that thieves had stolen offerings from Saturday and Sunday from its secured vault sometime after Sunday afternoon, estimated at over $600,000. The offerings were insured, and there was no data breach, but there was credit card information and members should monitor their accounts. Many comments left on internet articles often supported the thieves and condemned Osteen and his church.

March 9, 2014

March 9, 2014 Minnesota: Another Somali gym attack, followed by violent home invasion creeping
“…incidents as violent as Sunday’s are unheard of for the 20-year-old Chanhassen-based company” ~ Life Time Fitness spokesman They’re not unheard of at nearby LA Fitness. via Back-to-back Eden Prairie attacks start with man assaulted, robbed in Life Time Fitness | Star Tribune. A bloody ambush robbery of a Life Time Fitness member in an Eden Prairie locker room left the man badly beaten, and one of his two assailants unleashed a similar attack on a resident in a randomly chosen home in the city about an hour later, according to charges filed Tuesday. Arrested and charged in the Sunday attack at Life Time Fitness were Dalal B. Idd, 18, of Eden Prairie, and Kamal E. Maqadin, 26, of Shakopee. Both remain jailed pending appearances Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court. The fitness center victim was punched repeatedly Sunday afternoon by Idd and left “barely conscious” on the floor of the downstairs locker room with cuts to his face, a broken nose and eyes that were swollen shut, the complaint said. tags: muslim/mideast

March 7, 2014
  1. 2 injured Elderly woman crashes into health food store after pedal confusion March 7, 2014 A car crashed through a health food store at a strip mall in Jacksonville, Florida. tags: March 2014 Elderly Suspect,Cars Hit Buildings
  2. March 7, 2014 Malaysia 777 Bound For Beijing Missing Over Vietnam A Malaysia Airlines 777 filled largely with Chinese passengers bound for Beijing disappeared from contact shortly after taking off before it was due to fly over Vietnam. Two passengers on the passenger manifest were Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi who reported they were not on the plane, but had their passports stolen in Thailand. Investigators are centering on the identity of the two passengers and whether the plane has been targeted as a terrorist attack. The United States has so found no reason to conclude it was terrorist related. 
  3. 1 killed Friday March 7, 2014 A Los Angeles Police Department officer Nicholas Lee was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a dump truck and a patrol vehicle that left another officer and the truck driver in critical condition in Beverly Hills. A male officer a 10-year LAPD veteran and father assigned to the LAPD Hollywood Division died in the crash, according to police. Police said it looked like a brake failure on a steep hill as the dump truck and trailer ended up on the wrong side of the road and crashed head on into the police car. (Lee is Asian) LAPD Loses 3 Officers

March 6, 2014 Thursday

March 5, 2014 (Wednesday)

  1. Arson Investigators Respond to Detroit Apartment Complex Fire nbcnews fire officials are investigating whether someone poured gasoline down a hallway to spark the fast-moving fire that gutted an apartment complex 
  2. Stealth Players: Who's on Putin's American Payroll?" Foreign Agents Registration Act...the Putin government exerts most of its behind-the-scenes influence in the U.S. through the public relations firm Ketchum, which documents show was paid more than $1.5 million in the most recent six-month reporting period for its work on behalf of Russia. 
  3. March 5, 2014 SUV carrying packed family appears to aim for parked semitrailer SUV disintegrates as it crashes into a semitrailer parked in emergency lane. Authorities are still trying to determine why the SUV left the roadway. Witneses guessed the SUV’s driver turned to speak to a child, perhaps, and turned the wheel. “It was like it aimed for that truck, and it was gone,” (suicide?)

March 4, 2014 (Tuesday)

Mom vanishes after going out for baby's medicine,

March 4, 2014 Troubled Natalie Carpenter Plans Columbine Inspired Attack on Connecticut High School Natalie Carpenter was arrested along with friend Peter Thulin for planning to sneak into Danbury High School, hold students and staff hostage and shoot “until everyone was dead.” Connecticut which is still recovering from the tragedy at Sandy Hook. The arrest warrant revealed Carpenter was obsessed with the 1999 Columbine School shooting. She lived at Hope House, a group home for patients with mental health issues, and previously had crashed her mother's car into the garage door, bought a knife and tried to buy guns.

  1. 39 killed March 1, 2014  On Saturday, attackers with guns and rockets destroyed Mainok village in Nigeria, killing 39 people 
  2. 51 killed March 1, 2014  Two Maiduguri Nigeria car bomb blasts in marketplace happened about two minutes apart, as a crowd watched soccer on television 
  3. March 1, 2014  Afghan Man On Sweden Tram Threatens to Kill To Revenge Afghanistan and Africa 
  4. March 1, 2014   Justice For Alexian Lien Charges won't be downgraded for the rest of the attackers