31 year old Joseph ‘Joey’ Meek of Red Bank, South Caroina was arrested by the FBI in connection with the Charleston church shooting that left 9 dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Joey Meeks opened up his home to Dylann Roof in the weeks before the June killings of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church. Meek told reporters in late June that on June 10, while he, Roof and their friend Christon Scriven were getting drunk on vodka, Roof announced plans to carry out a mass shooting seven days later at the College of Charleston. Should Meek’s have told the authorities and not just blamed it on the alcohol? Meek says that he did not take Dylann Roof serious, hmm … how do you feel know? If Meek is charged with and convicted of making false statements, he could be facing up to 5 years in prison. However, that number rises to 8 years when the false statements concern certain types of crimes, including international or domestic terrorism.
Agents picked up Joseph “Joey” Meek Jr., 21, of Red Bank, while he was at work Thursday afternoon, his girlfriend, Lindsey Fry, told The State newspaper shortly afterward.
Meek called her on his cell phone as it was happening, Fry said.
“He just said, ‘They want to talk to me, but I think I’m going to jail,’” she said.
Meek lives in a trailer in Red Bank with his mother, two brothers and Fry, who is 19.
Meek was informed in an Aug. 6 letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia that he was a “potential target” of the federal criminal investigation into the slayings of nine parishioners at the historic “Mother” Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
The letter stated that Meek was under investigation for possible misprision and allegedly making false statements to law enforcement. Both crimes are felonies.
Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, Suspect in Kentucky Trooper’s Shooting Death was a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Advocate in St. Louis, MO
So there is no correlation between ‘Black Lives Matter’ and murdering of police, eh?
How ironic, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, the suspect in the fatal shooting of Kentucky state trooper was an active supporter of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement according to his Facebook page, under the pseudonym ‘Jay MileHigh’. A supporter of the faux-movement, ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ did just that when he murdered Kentucky state trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder. Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, the man who gunned down Kentucky state trooper also attended Michael Brown’s funeral. Imagine that. This is the result of what happens when you glorify a punk who robs a convenience store and then attempts to assault a police officer and attempts to take away a cop’s gun.
Oh, and its supposed to be a non-violent movement at that. Sure it is. In the end, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks died from suicide by police as the suspected murderer failed to listen to police after being cornered and lower his weapon.
Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks – ‘Black Lives Matter’ Advocate
A Missouri man suspected of fatally shooting a Kentucky state trooper was an active supporter of the “Black Lives Matter” movement who advocated against violence, a Facebook page shows.
Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, who was shot dead by police Monday morning, appears to have regularly posted videos and articles on police shootings under the pseudonym “Jay MileHigh,” Vocativ reported.
On that Facebook page, photos appear to show the 25-year-old St. Louis man attending a funeral service for Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. It also shows him attending local protests in the days and weeks after.
In several photos, Johnson-Shanks is seen with his hands raised in the air with the caption, “hands up don’t shoot” — a phrase that originated from the unarmed teen’s death.
“Some of y’all don’t understand the more violence that occurs is less justice for Mike Brown the focus should be on him,” he posted on a “Justice for Mike Brown” Facebook page on Aug. 14, 2014, one week after Brown’s death.
The Facebook page has been since taken down
There is one less cop killer on Earth as Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks was shot and killed following a manhunt for the murderer. I guess the Black Lives Matter folks will protest his death as well.
The Kentucky State Patrol’s Special Response Team found the armed suspect in a wooded area close to I-24, the agency says.
“Johnson-Shanks refused verbal commands and aimed the weapon at the Troopers. An SRT Trooper discharged his agency issued weapon striking Johnson-Shanks,” police say. “He was transported via ambulance to the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton, KY for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries.”
Manhunt Underway For Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks After Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Gunned Down After Traffic Stop (Update: Police Kill Suspect After Stand Off)
Once again we ask the question, Do Police Lives Matter?
A manhunt has been launched after the shooting death of 31 year old Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder. The incident occurred Sunday night, 9/13, at approximately 10:20 pm CT after Trooper Ponder pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 24. The driver fled from the traffic stop where the pursuit ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly around the 49 mile marker when the suspect jammed on his breaks. The suspect then got out of his vehicle and fired several shots into the police cruiser. The suspect then fled on foot and is still at large. Trooper Ponder was taken to a hospital in Princeton, Kentucky, where he later died of his injuries.
Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, 31, was killed after a driver fled from a traffic stop on Interstate 24 at 10:20 p.m. local time (11:20 p.m. ET).
“A pursuit ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly around the 49 mile marker, causing the front of Trooper Ponder’s police cruiser to make contact with the rear of the suspect vehicle,” Trooper First Class Jay Thomas said in a statement.
He added: “At this time, the driver of the suspect vehicle fired several shots into the police cruiser striking the hood, windshield and Trooper Ponder multiple times. The suspect fled the scene on foot.”
Rest in Peace Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder
The shooting suspect who murdered Kentucky state trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder has been identified as 25 year old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The suspect has been identified as Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, of Missouri. He was described as a black male who is about 5-foot-5 inches and 140 pounds.
Police say he ran off after shooting Ponder. A search was under way Monday morning in Lyon County, Ky.
Johnson-Shanks’ hometown couldn’t immediately be verified by police, but online records show him living in the Florissant area. He was arrested twice in 2014 in the St. Louis area, once for destruction of property and once for interfering with a police officer.
A social media site that appears to be Johnson-Shanks’ features a photo collage of Martin Luther King, Malcom X and Michael Brown. He reposted photos of memorial sites for Michael Brown and others killed by police, asking “Why is it taking so long to arrest those officers.”
A man suspected of killing a Kentucky trooper was shot and killed by state police early Monday morning, police confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Authorities said 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, of Missouri, was located in a remote rural area near I-24 around 7 a.m., following an all-night manhunt. Johnson-Shanks was armed with a handgun and did not comply with several commands to drop his weapon, according to Sgt. Mike Webb.
“That gave the trooper closest to him no choice but to fire his agency-issued weapon, striking him multiple times,” Webb said.
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Arrested in New Jersey in Connection with the 1983 Murder of his Girlfriend, Nancy Argentino
I GUESS THE WWE IS GOING TO CUT ALL TIES WITH JIMMY “SUPER-FLY” SNUKA AS THEY DID HULK HOGAN …
WWE great and Hall of Famer, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, was arrested on Tuesday in New Jersey in connection with the 32 year old murder case of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. The 72 year old former WWE wrestler who lives in Camden County, NJ was arrested and bail was set at 100,000. The third-degree murder means a killing with malice, that carries a maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison. Which basically means a life sentence at his age. It would appear that Vince McMahon and the WWE has yet another black eye.
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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, in 1983.
Earlier, during a news conference, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced that Snuka had been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter of his then 23-year-old girlfriend.
Argentino’s autopsy showed that she had died of traumatic brain injuries and suffered more than two dozen cuts and bruises — a possible sign of “mate abuse”. However, Snuka was never charged.
“Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story” was meant to highlight his Hall of Fame career, but Lehigh County authorities say it also helped crack a 32-year-old mystery — the death of Snuka’s 23-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, after she was found unconscious in a Whitehall Township motel.
On Tuesday, Snuka, 72, was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter after a Lehigh County grand jury determined he repeatedly assaulted Argentino in May 1983 in the motel and then left her in bed to die.
“His assaultive acts and his failure to act to obtain medical attention resulted in her death,” the grand jury wrote in a presentment July 17, recommending he be charged with homicide.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced the charges at a news conference two years after the case was reopened. The grand jury probe was prompted by a 2013 Morning Call investigation that raised questions about the Argentino case 30 years after her death. The Morning Call story revealed a never-before-seen autopsy report that labeled the case a homicide.
32 Year Veteran Police Officer Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz Shot and Killed in Fox Lake, Illinois … Manhunt Underway for 3 Suspects
WAR ON POLICE CONTINUES … POLICE LIVES MATTER!!!
The manhunt is on for the individuals responsible for the murder of the 32-year veteran Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz with the Fox Lake, Illinois Police Department. The 52 year old officer was set to retire at the end of September. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot dead while on a routine patrol. Sadly, the officer was found shot in the head. The authorities are searching for three suspects, two white men and one black man. According to the police, the officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken during an altercation. All three suspects are still at large.
Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, RIP
A manhunt enters the late night hours as law enforcement continue to search for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake police officer.
The slain officer has been identified as 32-year veteran Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz with the Fox Lake Police Department. He was supposed to retire last month but the chief — who stepped down — asked him to stay on for one more month. He was involved in several youth programs in the area, and he had a wife and four sons.
Authorities say they are searching for two white men and one black man.
Sources say the officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken.
A manhunt for three suspects continued into the night after a police officer was fatally shot in far north suburban Fox Lake Tuesday morning. Police say the suspects, described as two white males and one black male, should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the search perimeter was released just after 10 p.m. after a 14 hour search coordinated between local, state and federal law enforcement. The scene has been turned over to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, which will be the lead agency on the investigation.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. identified the slain officer as 52-year-old Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 32-year veteran of the force and married father of four sons in their teens and early 20s who was well-known and well-liked in the community. Lt. Gliniewicz went by his middle name, and was nicknamed “G.I. Joe.”
Gliniewicz grew up in the Fox Lake area where he served as a peace officer, graduated from Antioch Community High School and obtained a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Kaplan University. He was a leader of the Fox Lake Police Department Explorer Post, which helps mentor young people interested in careers in law enforcement, and an Army veteran who served in active duty and reserve from 1980 to 2007. He left the military with a rank of First Sergeant.
Gliniewicz had been married for 26 years and was to retire at the end of September. He met with Fox Lake’s mayor Monday to talk about his retirement plans and ensure that the Explorers troop he led continued without him.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson Provides Strong Words in Support of Law Enforcement … “It Is Time for the Silent Majority in this Country to Support Law Enforcement!”
FINALLY, SOME ONE COMES OUT AND SAYS IT!!!
Following the heinous and cowardly assassination style shooting of Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson provided some very strong words in support of law enforcement and against the thug-like lawlessness that took the officers life. District Attorney Devon Anderson stated, “It is time for the silent majority in this country to support law enforcement and condemn this atrocious act.”
“It is time for the silent majority in this country to support law enforcement! There are a few bad apples in every profession. That does not mean that there should be open warfare declared on law enforcement. The vast majority of officers are there to do the right thing, are there because they care about their community and want to make it a safer place. What happened last night is an assault on the very fabric of society. It is not anything that we can tolerate.
It is time to come forward and support law enforcement and condemn this atrocious act!
EXIT QUESTION: WHY IS BARACK OBAMA NOT MAKING THIS SAME STATEMENT? OR DOES HE SUPPORT WHAT IS HAPPENING?
30 Year Old Shannon Miles Arrested and Charged with Capital Murder in the Shooting Death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth
PUNK COWARD ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER …
30 year old Shannon J. Miles has been arrested in the “assassination style” murder of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth. Police officers arrested Miles about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and murderer remains in custody. Miles has been identified at the individual who gunned down Deputy Goforth from behind as the officer pumped gas into his patrol car. The thug then stood over the already mortally wounded police officer and fired even more shots into his body. The murder weapon has been recovered. Police say they are not looking for additional suspects. Miles is the lone suspect and gunman who acted alone. The criminal suspect as a criminal record, imagine that?
Besides a capital murder charge, where is the hate crime charge also? The suspect, a black man heinously and brutally killed a white cop. There should be no double standard. POLICE LIVES MATTER!!! However, you know whose life does not matter … Shannon Miles. The sooner they put this cowardly, thug murderer, the better.
A lone suspect in the ‘cold-blooded assassination’ of a Texas sheriff’s deputy has been identified as Shannon J. Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for allegedly gunning down the officer as he pumped gas, authorities said Saturday.
Sheriff Ron Hickman released few details about the suspect Saturday in a press conference. Miles has a list of prior convictions including resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct with a fire arm, he said.
Officers arrested Miles about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and he remains in custody. The District Attorney’s office is expected to arraign Miles in the next few days, Hickman said.
47 Year Old Deputy Darren H. Goforth Shot & Killed “Execution Style” in Houston, Texas Area (Update: Suspect Arrested and in Custody)
POLICE OFFICERS LIVES MATTER!!!
47 year old Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth was shot and killed “execution-style” as he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area of Texas. What the hell is going on in this country? Thanks to the racial division and poison spread from the Obama White House and the DOJ, and the so-called Black Lives Matter crowd, we know have the beginnings of a race war. As Deputy Goforth was pumping gas a man walked up behind him and shot him, killing him instantly. The POS scumbag thug then stood over him and shot Gosforth some more, even after the officer was dead. Goforth is survived by his wife, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5.
Rest in Peace
You cannot even imagine the anger and rage that I have towards these lawless thugs that would do such a heinous act. Hopefully this POS will be captured soon and seeing that it is Texas will be put to death like he rightfully should. HOW IS THIS NOT A HATE CRIME? This is the definition of a hate crime. This thug needs to be put down like a rabid animal. Folks, it does not get any more heinous than this. It also does not get any more cowardice. This thug shot a police officer when his back was turned, really? What a brave soul you are. Hopefully you will get coming to you all that you rightfully deserve.
Emotional Press Conference regarding Deputy Gogorth’s death … “the suspect will be caught and will be brought to justice”
A man shot a uniformed sheriff’s deputy “execution-style” while he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area, killing him instantly, authorities said.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, was returning to his car after pumping gas Friday night.
The gunman walked up from behind him and opened fire for no apparent reason, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.
When Goforth fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and shot him some more, authorities said. He died at the scene.
“He was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing,” Hickman said. “I have been in law enforcement for 45 years, I have never seen anything this cold-blooded.”
‘He did not say anything’
The gunman gave no indication of his motive. He drove away after the shooting in a red Ford Ranger, authorities said. A manhunt is underway to find him.
According to reports, the suspects mother called the Harris County Sheriff’s office after learning her son may have been involved in the shooting. The suspect was arrested at his mother’s home.
A man “believed to be the alleged gunman” in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff’s deputy was in custody and being questioned Saturday morning, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
No charges have been filed against the man, Kennard said. The man’s name wasn’t given.
It was the man’s mother who called the Harris County Sheriff’s Department about her son, Kennard said. “All the information she had heard led to him.”
For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was “his calling,” his brother-in-law told ABC News.
Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
“He wanted to spend his whole life in it once he got in it,” Allison, 46, said. “He really felt the brotherhood in the community … that’s what he loved to do.
“He was kind of born for it,” Allison said.
Goforth is survived by his wife, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, Allison said.
“He was the rock in that family,” Allison said through tears. “The kids loved him.
“I didn’t have a brother… when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family,” Allison said.
Goforth “never got mad at anybody,” Allison said. “He was just a giving individual.”
Christopher Starks, a junior at Savannah State University, who was shot Thursday night near the university’s student union, has died. Sadly, Starks died at a local hospital from his wounds early Friday. Savannah State University’s campus had been on lock down; however, it has since been lifted. Loretta Heyward, a spokesperson for the college, said in a statement early Friday that Christopher Starks, a junior from the metro Atlanta area, was the only person taken to the hospital after what she called the “altercation.”
According to authorities, there have been no arrests made in the shooting and a suspect has yet to be identified. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department.
A Savannah State University student who was shot near the university’s student union died early Friday, according to a university statement.
Christopher Starks, a junior at the Georgia college, died at a local hospital, according to the statement. He was shot during an alternation at the student union building Thursday night. He was the only victim in the attack, the statement said.
There have been no arrests made in the shooting. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department. Police have yet to identify a suspect.
The statement said Friday’s classes will be delayed until 10 a.m. and that grief counselors will be on camps.
Crazed Gunman Fatally Shoots WBDJ7 Reporter & Camara Man in Middle of Live TV Interview – VIDEO (Update: Victims Allison Parker & Adam Ward)(Update: Shooter ID’s as Vester Flanagan, Also used the name Bryce Williams)
HORRIFIC MURDER OF REPORTER AND CAMERAMAN AS THEY DID A LIVE O AIR INTERVIEW …
It is something that one would never think they would see. In the middle of a live TV interview, a WDBJ reporter and her cameraman were shot dead. This did not take place in Iraq or Afghanistan, the double live on air murder took place in Virginia. The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in Franklin County, as Parker interviewed Gardner about the upcoming 50th anniversary festivities for Smith Mountain Lake, a local tourism destination. The murder victims were reporter Victims Allison Parker and her camera man Adam Ward. The individual who was being interviewed, Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was shot in the back, and transported to the hospital.
The live spot by reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was nothing out of the ordinary: They were interviewing a local official at an outdoor shopping mall for a tourism story. Then, at about 6:45 a.m., morning show viewers saw her suddenly scream and run, crying “Oh my God,” as she fell. Ward fell, too, and the camera he had been holding on his shoulder captured a fleeting image of the suspect holding a handgun.
WDBJ quickly switched back to the anchor at the station, her eyes large and jaw dropping as she said, “OK, not sure what happened there.” The station later went live again, reporting on their own staff as the story developed.
WARNING – This is the live video when the shooting took place
On the air, several shocked WDBJ-TV anchors reacted to the tragedy and remembered the victims:
“We realize, we cover stories of people being shot all the time, and so now we realize firsthand what so many of you have sadly gone through,” one of the anchors said as she fought back tears. “That when it’s someone you know; and someone you love and care about; and someone you work with day in and day out; and someone so young, it makes it so tough.”
UPDATE II: Parker and Ward died at the scene. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition later Wednesday after surgery for her wounds.
On Wednesday, after Parker and Ward’s deaths, Twitter and Facebook accounts under the name Bryce Williams shared graphic video of the shooting filmed from the perspective of the gunman. However, after sharing the videos, his Facebook and Twitter accounts were later suspended.
Vester Flanagan, who also used the name Bryce Williams, was a former TV reporter for WDBJ. He uploaded videos online showing himself fatally shooting WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on Wednesday.
The man who authorities said fatally shot Virginia reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward during a live broadcast Wednesday before killing himself is a former television reporter for the same station.
Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, who also used the name Bryce Williams, was employed at WDBJ-TV between 2012 and 2013 as a multimedia journalist, the station’s general manager, Jeff Marks, said.
Speaking Wednesday on air, his former WDBJ colleagues said that Bryce Williams was the name he used on television.
“Vester was an unhappy man. We employed him as a reporter and he had some talent in that respect and some experience,” Marks said. “He quickly gathered a reputation of someone who was difficult to work with. He was sort of looking out to people to say things he could take offense to. Eventually, after many incidents of his anger, we dismissed him. He did not take that well. We had to call police to escort him from the building.”
Vester Flanagan, Also used the name Bryce Williams
The chamber of commerce executive shot during a live news broadcast in Virginia was in stable condition Wednesday after undergoing emergency surgery, officials said.
Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was shot in the back, said Barb Nocera, the chamber’s special projects manager.
Gardner was recovering at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, hospital president Steve Arner said. Gardner is also a member of the hospital’s board of directors and is “a close friend” of the institution, he said in a statement.