Sunday, February 07, 2010

TX: Murder Suspect Acquitted: "Twenty-eight-year-old Juan Piñones-Aguilar was acquitted of murder Thursday in Potter County. He had been charged with the shooting death of 25-year-old Manuel Rudy Sanchez at the La Pachanga Bar in East Amarillo back in 2008. The trial started Monday, and the jury deliberated for three and a half hours before reaching their verdict. Sims says at first, Piñones-Aguilar claimed to know nothing about the incident, but after an hour and a half interrogation, he claimed he shot Sanchez out of self-defense." Sims says Piñones-Aguilar was not a U.S. citizen. He came here from Mexico when he was fourteen. Piñones-Aguilar had no proof of identity when he was arrested. Sims says it's possible that is not even his real name."

IL: Home invaders in jail: "Lemon Dudley, 26, and Dewayne Thomas, 35, both of Chicago, were picked up at the Cook County Jail Monday afternoon by deputies with the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department and later booked in at the Public Safety Building. Detectives continue to investigate the crime that took place on Jan. 13 in the house located at 20 S. Buchanan St. Police responded to the scene to find a man on the sidewalk area with multiple gunshot wounds. According to police, the injured man and another individual tried to force their way into the home just before 9:30 a.m. that day. Both were armed at the time. In the course of the home invasion, one man was shot outside the home while two others fled from the scene. Police at this point have not released the name of the third suspect, who remains hospitalized in stable condition, Miller said. Miller could not comment on a motive, although police have said they do not believe the crime was a random act. None of the people inside the home at the time of the incident were injured."

La.: Suspected Burglar Shot To Death At New Orleans Residence: "Police say a suspected burglar was shot to death around 12am Saturday in the garage of a residence in the 600 block of Independence Street in New Orleans. The shots were fired by a resident of the home. Investigators say a burglar alarm was trigged and the alarm company notified those in the house that a motion sensor indicated activity in the garage located in the rear of the home. One of the residents went to investigate and fired multiple shots after encountering the suspect. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues. The NOPD says detectives will consult with the District Attorney to determine if any legal action is necessary."

Roving show sidesteps states' 'petty bureaucrats' to make packing heat easier: "Gun rights activists, claiming that obtaining a concealed carry permit in some states is next to impossible, are planning to hit the road with a plan to help frustrated applicants around the country obtain permits for packing heat. Gun Owners of America, in partnership with the Second Amendment March and the New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense, are hoping their new "Right to Carry Road Show" will soon spread nationwide to assist gun owners and send a message of defiance to gun control advocates who push to bog down applications in endless red tape. The Road Show is a mobile processing system that brings to gun owners a consolidated program streamlining the steps to obtaining a self-defense firearm permit. "In the past," claims Gun Owners of America, "completing the application process often required several days for the applicant to arrange for fingerprinting and notarizing, sometimes even causing time off from work to coordinate scheduling with frequently uncooperative local agencies." But according to Robert Kreisler, president of NJCSD, "The 'Right to Carry Road Show' brings all the elements together in one place and lets people get everything done in about one hour."

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