James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant before going on the run for 16 years, was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into Bulger's death, the Bureau of Prisons said in its statement. Bulger's death at age 89 came a day after he was transferred to the high-security prison. Federal officials did not give a cause of death but the Bureau of Prisons said no other inmates or staff were injured. CNN and the Boston Globe reported that Bulger was killed without giving further details. Henry Brennan, a defense lawyer for Bulger, said in an email he could not confirm or deny the reports. Bulger was convicted in August 2013 of 11 murders, among other charges including racketeering, and sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years. Prison had been something Bulger had gone to great lengths to avoid - killing … [Read more...] about Gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger found dead in prison
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Known as the internet's evil twin, the dark web is a place where services offering hit men-for-hire are just a computer click away. "48 Hours" explores the alarming world of murder-for-hire on the mysterious dark web and exposes an international criminal organization in a hunt for a self-described murder mastermind who uses the name Yura. A six-month investigation spans the globe and leads "48 Hours" to information in the U.S. and beyond, about murder plots bought and paid for -- but not yet carried out. Who is Yura? Where is Yura? And can police intervene before someone else gets killed? HIT TARGET: COTTAGE GROVE, MN He calls himself Yura -- a man who says he's behind an international murder empire named Besa Mafia. His real name is unknown. YURA'S VIDEO DIARY: A hit man market place is like any other auction site. It brings customers and vendors together. YURA'S VIDEO DIARY: Any hit man is welcome to sign up. But not all will be … [Read more...] about “48 Hours” disrupts alleged dark web hitmen in potential murder-for-hire plots
A man was killed and two others were injured Monday in a shooting on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that caused several cars to collide and shut down all traffic lanes for hours, authorities said. The three men were riding in a sport utility vehicle heading from San Francisco to Oakland about 2:20 a.m. when a vehicle pulled alongside it on the lower level of the bridge and someone opened fire at the SUV, California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz said. The driver of the SUV died at the scene, and another man was shot and wounded. The shooting happened at 2.30am on the lower level of the Bay Bridge . Three men in an SUV were targeted as they traveled from San Francisco to Oakland. The driver was killed and the others were injured by the shooter who fled and is still on the run The third passenger was also injured but was not shot. As a result of the shooting, the SUV lost control and smashed into another car on the bridge before coming to a stop. … [Read more...] about One dead, 2 injured in targeted shooting on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge
THE gun rampage at a newspaper office in Annapolis was the 154th mass shooting in the US this year, according to researchers. Here we look at America's bloody toll of violence so far in 2018. How many mass shootings have there been in the US in 2018? There is no widely accepted definition of a mass shooting. A 2013 report from the Congressional Research Service described mass shootings as those in which gunmen "select victims somewhat indiscriminately" and kill four or more people in the same incident. That measure would exclude gang shootings and domestic incidents in which a gunman kills several family members. The not-for-profit group Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are shot, including those who are injured but survive, and not including the shooter. By this measure it records 154 mass shootings in the USA in the first 178 days of the year, the latest being the Capital Gazette massacre in Maryland on June 28. In 76 of these shootings … [Read more...] about Mass shootings in America 2018 – how many have there been and how many people have been killed this year?
Jessica Guynn USA TODAY Published 10:30 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — It's now a weekly, if not daily, occurrence: A video is posted on Facebook or Twitter showing a white person calling police on black people for minor violations or nothing at all, a new form of social media shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought swift repercussions for the perpetrators. Tagged with nicknames like BBQ Becky and Permit Patty, white people who've reported black people for sitting in Starbucks, shopping at CVS, mowing lawns, playing golf, staying at an Airbnb or napping on a couch in a college dorm are being publicly named, mocked and, in some cases, fired from their jobs. White people have been policing black behavior for a long time. If they think someone black seems out of place, they know they can say something to the property manager, a store supervisor or the police, sociologists who study … [Read more...] about BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and why the Internet is shaming white people who police people ‘simply for being black’