TERRORISM IN ISTANBUL LEAVES SCORES DEAD …
At least 39 people have been killed, including at least 15 foreigners, in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The horrific massacre took place as at least 700 nightclub-goers were celebrating New Years Eve in Istanbul, Turkey, when the terrorist struck. According to reports. it was a lone terrorist gunman who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before opening fire, armed with an AK-47.
A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT), as revellers marked the new year.
Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone.
At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added. Four were said to be in a serious condition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attackers were trying to “create chaos” and pledged to “fight to the end” against terrorism.
Addressing reporters early on Sunday, Mr Soylu said: “This was a massacre, a truly inhuman savagery.”
“A manhunt for the terrorist is under way. Police have launched operations. We hope the attacker will be captured soon.”
PROFESSOR STABBED TO DEATH AR USC …
A University of Southern California professor was stabbed to death on campus Friday afternoon by a male student of the university. The professor, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, has been identified as Bosco Tjan. The suspect is in custody. The USC Department of Public Safety said in a statement that investigators believe the attack was not random and “was the result of a personal dispute.” The stabbing happened in the Seeley G. Mudd Building on the last day of classes before final exams. The suspect has yet to be named.
A male professor was stabbed and killed on the USC campus Friday and a suspect, identified as a male student at the university, was taken into custody a short time later, police said.
The suspect was approximately 25 years old, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, she added. The suspect was not immediately identified. No other injuries were reported.
“The victim was a professor at the university,” said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department, adding that the suspect was a USC student.
Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus. She said a male student was arrested without incident immediately after police arrived at the scene of the attack but his name was not released. Aguilar could not say who called police but said it wasn’t the professor or the student.
Aguilar said the student was set to be interviewed Friday night and that his name would be released after he was booked.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias identified the professor killed as Bosco Tjan in a letter addressed to the USC community.
As reported at FOX News, the California police have reopened a 16 year old missing persons cold case for Diana Rojas after receiving an anonymous tip. Diana Rojas was 27 when she disappeared in October 2000.According to accounts, she was a church worker and the mother of a 2-year-old and Long Beach police believe she was murdered.
California homicide detectives reopened the 16-year-old cold case of a missing woman last week after getting an anonymous tip.
Diana Rojas was 27 when she disappeared in October 2000. She was a church worker and the mother of a 2-year-old and Long Beach police believe she was murdered, though they have no suspect.
The tipster called cops to say where the woman’s body had been buried, KNBC-TV reported.
Following the tip, police drove 100 miles northeast to Ridgecrest on Thursday and dug four holes in the desert with the help of a backhoe and ground penetrating radar, according to the station.
After several hours the search was called off in the middle of the afternoon, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.
Excavation began Thursday in the Kern County desert as authorities conducted a search for remains in connection with the disappearance of a Long Beach woman 16 years ago.
Diana Rojas, 27, was last seen Oct. 20, 2000, at an apartment in the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue, where she lived with her 2-year-old daughter, according to the Long Beach Police Department. She is believed to have been murdered.
Her pickup was never found. It was a 1992 Nissan Extended Cab pickup, black with white pinstripes, with Texas license number BY3242. Police circulated her photo and listed her description as being of Filipino and Hispanic descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.
San Antonio, TX Police Detective Benjamin Marconi Ambushed & Fatally Shot While He Was Sitting in his Patrol Car, Writing Out a Ticket
BLUE LIVES MATTER!!!
San Antonio police detective Benjamin Marconi was fatally shot in his vehicle while writing a ticket. The 50 year old, 20-year veteran Marconi was sitting in his patrol car when a black vehicle pulled up behind him and the driver got out, walked up to the detective’s window and shot him in the head. The suspect reached into the window and shot Marconi a second time. Police said Marconi was pronounced dead at San Antonio Military Medical Center around 12:30 p.m. CT Sunday.
This nonsense has got to stop. Why shouldn’t this be deemed a hate crime?
Police Detective Benjamin Marconi, RIP
A Texas detective was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters late Sunday morning. Later Sunday, two other officers were wounded in incidents in Florida and Missouri.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the slain officer as 20-year veteran Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50. He said the suspect has not yet been apprehended, and a motive is not known.
McManus said Marconi had pulled over a car for a traffic violation outside Public Safety Headquarters in downtown. While Marconi was inside his squad car writing a ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind him and the driver got out, walked up to the detective’s window and shot him in the head, McManus said. Then the suspect reached into the window and shot Marconi a second time, he said.
“This type of crime cannot and will not be tolerated. I ask for the community’s thoughtfulness and patience as the investigation continues and SAPD searches for the suspect,” she said.
McManus said the suspect is a black male around 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall in height, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black baggy pants. The suspect also has a beard, KENS reported.
San Antonio police released an image of the vehicle that was seen leaving the scene, as well as a person of interest who they said may have information in the shooting.
Crime Stoppers in San Antonio is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest of the suspect.
UPDATE II: Four police officers shot in US cities.
How did we get to a point in the United States where such a thing could happen. There was a time in this country where randomly shooting a police officer would be considered unheard of, and it was not all that long ago.
One policeman was shot dead and three others shot and wounded in four US cities on Sunday, coinciding with an epidemic of racially-tinged gun violence involving law enforcement.
Police were shot in San Antonio, Texas, Sanibel, Florida, and in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Gladstone, local police departments said.
There was no known connection between the shootings.
In San Antonio, authorities were hunting for a suspect who fatally shot 20-year service veteran Detective Benjamin Marconi twice in the head after being pulled over in traffic in front of police department headquarters.
A police officer in Sanibel, on the picturesque island of the same name off the Florida coast, was shot and wounded during a “routine” traffic stop, officials said.
The suspect, who has been arrested, drove by and shot the officer after he had stopped another driver, Sanibel Police Chief Bill Tomlinson was quoted as saying.
In St. Louis, a suspect shot a police sergeant through his rolled up window as he sat in a marked police car in slow traffic.
In western Missouri, another police officer was shot in Gladstone but was expected to live, the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police said on Twitter. The condition of the suspect was unknown.
Man Shot & Killed Outside of an Atlanta Bar While on a Date After He Joked About Voting for Donald Trump
SENSELESS MURDER IN ATLANTA, GA …
32 year old Mitchell Mormon Jr. was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta bar after getting into an argument. According to accounts, Shaunita Walker, who was on a date with Mormon, was walking back into the bar to retrieve her phone when a Hispanic man tried to talk to her and said something disrespectful. Mormon then confronted the man, which led to an argument between the three individuals. Walker said Mormon joked during the exchange that he had voted for Trump and would be gone next week. The Hispanic man pulled out a gun and shot Mitchell Mormon Jr. dead.
A first date went terribly wrong when a man was gunned down outside a bar after he jokingly said he voted for President-elect Donald Trump.
Shaunita Walker told WSB-TV that she and Mitchell Mormon Jr. were outside Church Bar on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta at about 3 a.m. Saturday when her new date got into an argument with another man who pulled a gun.
Walker, 25, said the alleged shooter uttered something disrespectful to her as she went back into the bar, angering Mormon, 32, who confronted the man and began arguing with him. Walker said Mormon jokingly told the man he voted for Trump.
The argument continued and the alleged shooter — identified by Walker as a Hispanic man wearing a white coat — went around a corner, came back with a gun and opened fire.
Police said officers responded to 466 Edgewood Ave. and found both Walker and Mormon shot. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Mormon later died. Walker, who was shot in the arm, is recovering out of state, WSB-TV reports.
Investigators released surveillance video depicting several people outside the bar,
including two people they hope to identify in connection with the shooting: a man in
a white jacket who appears to be Hispanic and a white male in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack.
Police are also asking the public for any video of the incident that may have been captured by patrons.