Tuesday June 23rd

San Diego police officer not guilty of shooting into occupied car during road rage incident.

San Diego police Officer Frank White was found not guilty yesterday of criminal charges resulting from the shooting and wounding of a mother and her young son during a road-rage incident last year. A Vista Superior Court jury acquitted White, 29, of a felony count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm and a misdemeanor count of exhibiting a firearm.

Going around stealing stuff in Somalia could cost you an arm and a leg.

A court run by an extremist Islamic group sentenced four Somali men on Monday to each have a hand and a leg cut off for allegedly stealing mobile phones and guns. The ruling prompted an outcry from human-rights activists.

How do European leftists deal with brutal murderers? Why, they let them out of prison for little weekend getaways that occasionally don’t turn out so well.

A 36-year-old man suspected of murdering a woman on Kungsholmen in Stockholm over the weekend was already serving a life sentence for another brutal murder. He was on furlough from prison at the time of the killing. The man had recently had his prison sentence reduced, allowing him to take regular furloughs. Around 11am on Saturday, a woman was found stabbed to death in an apartment on Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. The 36-year-old was arrested the same day, and later charged with murder.

The longest stretch of sub 100 degree days since 1913 has Phoenix AZ people…..chillin’.

Meteorologists are reluctant to call a month “nice.” They have their data and their science and typically do not describe the weather in such subjective terms. Except now, because the data prove it. “It’s probably the best June since I’ve been here, and I’ve been here most of my life,” said the National Weather Service’s Valerie Meyers, who is in her late 40s. “It’s been really nice.” [Put that in your pipe and smoke it Al Gore…ed]

Six year old receives honor from Girl Scouts for saving toddler’s life.

Riley Braden expressed one concern on her way to Monday’s ceremony in her honor. Fresh from a swim, Braden told her parents that she hoped the paparazzi would not be there. After an appearance on a syndicated religious TV show and calls from local newspapers and radio stations, the 6-year-old was over the cameras.

R.I.P Ed McMahon. I wonder how many folks knew he was a Marine fighter pilot during WWII and the Korean War?

Ed McMahon, a fixture on U.S. late-night television for 30 years as the full-throated announcer and sidekick for Johnny Carson on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” died on Tuesday at age 86, his spokesman said. The veteran TV personality, best known for his nightly introduction of Carson in a deep, booming voice with the drawn-out line, “Heeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” died at a Los Angeles-area hospital, spokesman Howard Bragman said.

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Illegal alien from Hungary pulls in a cool $5.25 million payoff from New York City after injury suffered on the job. Oh and he gets to stay here.

The city paid an illegal-immigrant repairman from Hungary who fell off a Rikers Island roof $5.25 million because of a loophole that let small contractors avoid insuring their workers, The Post has learned. The extraordinary settlement, reached in February, stemmed from a failure to include a routine indemnification clause in a $98,500 Correction Department contract with the now-defunct C&Z Contractors, of Queens.

If you are short, young, gay or female do your very best to stay on the straight and narrow so as to avoid being sent to prison.

A federal commission on prison rape has concluded that the risk of being attacked depends greatly on the type of prisoner, and where the inmate is locked up. More than 60,000 inmates are sexually abused every year, according to a report being made public today by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. The eight-member panel was formed under the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Newborn girl found alive in a shoebox inside apartment building lobby.

A newborn baby was found stuffed in a shoebox and dumped in the lobby of a Long Island apartment building, cops said Monday. The girl was less than a day old when she was discovered by a man who heard a noise and peeked inside a Timberland work boots box around 9 p.m. Sunday in Hempstead, L.I. “She appears to be in good health,” Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said. “No one knows what could have happened to the child had it not been found quickly.”

“Top cop” finds city police chief inside his estranged wife’s home. Top cop proceeds to beat the crap out of the chief. Top cop now facing felony charges.

North Chicago’s “Officer of the Year” allegedly pummeled and seriously injured Waukegan’s police chief after finding him in his estranged wife’s home. North Chicago Officer Carl Sain was charged with felony aggravated battery following the Wednesday altercation in Waukegan, which left Police Chief Artis Yancey with several broken bones in his face, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller said.

Tough little cat gets shot with an arrow by some sick bastard, survives several days with the thing sticking through his body.

A plucky cat survived for more than a week with a 14-inch crossbow bolt through its body after it was shot by a sick thug. The projectile missed tortoiseshell Dave’s heart by less than an inch when it struck his neck, went through his chest cavity and came out the other side. To make matters worse, the 11-month-old tomcat took eight days to find his way home to shocked owners Andrew and Juliet Childerhouse in the Norfolk village of Terrington St Clement.

More crap for the MySpace and Facebook users to deal with.

A warning for people who use the popular social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook: a new virus is going around that could cost you hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars. Experts say the computer virus is called Koobface and has more than 50 variants. Some versions of the virus are phishing attacks while others will collect critical data on your hard drive.

D’OH!!

A woman accidentally put her car into reverse, sending it through a metal barrier and out of the fourth floor of a parking garage on Dwight Street near Hillman Street on Monday afternoon, police said. The 2008 Hyundai Elantra landed on its roof onto the pavement below.

14 year old Vermont boy hooks record trout during Father’s Day fishing derby.

It took Patrick Dupont just two hours of fishing to hook what appears to be the Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby’s most rewarding catch. The 14-year-old North Hero boy caught a 15-pound, 9-ounce, 34-inch lake trout early Saturday morning in opening hours of the three-day tournament. The fish — a derby and modern-day Lake Champlain record for the species — might wind up reeling in Patrick a creel-full of prizes.

Sheriff deputy and his mom arrested after he barfs on people at concert then refuses to leave.

Authorities say a Stark County sheriff’s deputy was arrested with his mother after the deputy vomited on people at a Kenny Chesney concert in Fargo and refused to leave. Police Sgt. Mark Lykken said 26-year-old Justin Krohmer, of Dickinson, and his mother, Susan, whose husband is the Ada, Minn., police chief, were jailed on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer.

This story kinda makes you wonder how someone like this could have made it through the screening process let alone get hired as a police officer.

Portland Officer Joseph E. Wild returned to court Tuesday morning to plead not guilty to an 84-count indictment. Wild is accused of placing numerous sexually-explicit and harassing phone calls to eight females using his bureau-issued cellphone, often while on duty, between November 2008 and April. Among those he’s accused of harassing by phone is his 14-year-old sister-in-law, three female Portland officers and a 16-year-old female who he had driven to a youth center for missing juveniles while on duty as a North Precinct officer.

Fellow inmates don’t like baby killers in jail.

The Metairie woman who is accused of leaving her newborn to die in Lake Pontchartrain was beaten unconscious by another inmate in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center last week, her attorney said Monday. Ciara Craig, 21, was hospitalized and received six stitches to her forehead after an inmate kicked her on Friday, Morris Reed said. Craig has returned to the Gretna jail and is being held in its medical unit, Reed said.

Here’s one jerk who won’t be getting any Father’s Day cards and gifts next year.

A 21-year-old southern Illinois man was arrested on Father’s Day after allegedly putting his 2-year-old son in a clothes dryer and burning him on the cheek with a cigarette. Derek Hill Sr. of Edwardsville and his wife, 27-year-old Eva Hill, are charged with aggravated battery of a child. Bond has been set at $50,000 each.

CA man saves Fourth of July fireworks show with $27,000 donation.

The skies over Anaheim Hills will light up with fireworks July 4 after all, preserving a 21-year tradition that last year attracted nearly 40,000 spectators, event organizers say. George Adams, the owner of the Foxfire Restaurant in Anaheim Hills and SA Recycling in Anaheim, contacted organizers of the Peralta Park event after reading a story in the Register about the show being canceled because of a lack of financial support.

Quote of the day.

Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws…It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem.

-Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune

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