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By Todd Copilevitz and Todd Copilevitz,Dallas Morning News | January 4, 1995
Michael Wolff has made a killing off the Internet. Now someone is killing him off the 'Net.An Internet terrorist is systematically removing every message the New York-based author of well-known Internet books posts in cyberspace. Mr. Wolff said the anonymous person also has found a way to impersonate the author to send threatening electronic mail.Using a hacker's program called Cancelmoose, and hiding behind a computer in Finland, someone deleted more than 150 messages Mr. Wolff posted to Usenet newsgroups, the Internet's discussion groups.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine State. He hopes that would pressure the legislature there to rethink a law that allows individuals to use lethal force, if necessary, to defend themselves in public places.
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By Chicago Tribune | May 25, 1995
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The name is almost comically sinister, and Salvadorans are quick to share some gallows humor over "The Black Shadow."But when the laughing stops, people who have suffered through death-squad terror and civil war acknowledge that there's something unsettling about this vigilante group called La Sombra Negra.About three dozen murders, most committed against suspected criminals, have been attributed to The Black Shadow's "social cleansing" since the group became known in late February.
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July 21, 2010
What exactly does "boys, have at it" mean? As Carl Edwards understands it, apparently, it means when someone angers you on the race track, you wreck him and you wreck him hard, regardless of what other competitors get taken out in the mess. NASCAR will have to determine its answer, and soon. Brad Keselowski is a driver who has annoyed many, but none has wrecked him multiple times so forcefully as Edwards has. Twice Edwards has put Keselowski in a visibly and obviously dangerous position.
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By Danny Fingeroth | July 11, 2004
AS YOU SIT IN the semi-darkness of a movie theater and watch Spider-Man swing through the triumphs and tragedies of his life, you cheer when he succeeds and wince when he hits a bumpy spot in his life. We identify with Spidey and other superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. We feel that, if we were bitten by a radioactive spider like Peter Parker was, then like him, we would wield our superhuman powers wisely, despite the hardships that might entail. Now, if I told you that I was going to put on a mask and go out and beat up people who were doing the wrong thing (by my own personal standards)
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Staff Writer | March 30, 1994
"Jimmy Hollywood" is director Barry Levinson's attempt to make a movie that simultaneously articulates urban rage and satirizes the film industry. Chalk it up somewhere between "Young Sherlock Holmes" and "Toys" as another of the duds that Levinson tends to make when he strays too far from his home ground of Baltimore.The hero of "Jimmy Hollywood" is Jimmy Alto (Joe Pesci), an ex-tin man from Jersey who's been suckered by the Hollywood (( dream. He's not even an out-of-work actor; he never had any work to begin with.
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By Michael Dresser | February 9, 2000
Vigil Vigilante Red, Numero Tres, Table Wine ($10). Here's a hearty, fruity, somewhat rustic red wine that is just perfect for quaffing with hamburgers or a bowl of chili. This is not a wine for deep contemplation, but for inexpensive enjoyment. It offers straightforward beef and black currant flavors and a certain edgy intensity. It's a unique blend, whose largest component is the little-known Blue Portuguese variety (which, naturally, is native to Austria). Have a wine snob friend? Cover the back label, serve this wine and ask him or her to identify the grapes in the blend.
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By Chris Kaltenbach JTCSO: SUN STAFF | May 28, 1996
Ever thought of running for elective office? Watching PBS tonight should disabuse you of that notion real fast."Frasier" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Here's a repeat well worth repeating, as Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) returns to torment poor Frasier once again. NBC."Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Father Mulcahy of "M*A*S*H," a k a William Christopher, is among the unfortunate victims of a horde of killer bees wreaking havoc on a southern California town.
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By New York Times News Service | March 26, 1995
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Only a week before responsibility for maintaining security here is to shift from the United States to the United Nations, the Haitian government is struggling to contain a sudden surge in crime and street violence.Frustration over the crime wave, which has included slayings of political figures as well as robberies and break-ins, has led to a series of vigilante attacks against suspected lawbreakers. Since early March, vigilante groups have lynched more than a score of people suspected of crimes and would have killed several others if foreign troops had not intervened.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 27, 2008
It's all Clint (almost) all day, as AMC brings viewers nearly 10 straight hours of the guy with the most bankable squint in Hollywood, in the role that proved he wasn't just a cowboy anymore. As San Francisco cop Harry Callahan, Clint took guff from no one, least of all some bad guys screaming about their rights. The Clintfest kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with Don Siegel's 1971 Dirty Harry, where Eastwood gets to play the archetypal vigilante cop, daring bad guys to take a chance on how many rounds he has left in his gun. A trio of muy macho sequels follows: Ted Post's 1973 Magnum Force at 5:30 p.m., James Fargo's 1976 The Enforcer at 8 and Eastwood directing himself in 1983's Sudden Impact (which was also the last film he would make with girlfriend Sondra Locke, who would later file a palimony suit against him)
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September 19, 2009
These street thugs continue to steal, rape and murder people, and you don't expect them to stand up for themselves? Maybe you are ready to surrender but I am not. Someone breaks into my house and I hear them, the chances they are going to walk away alive are not very good. Studies by the FBI have shown that criminals are more afraid of the armed homeowner than they are of the police. Look at this guy, he has been convicted of 29 crimes in his 49 years and God only knows how many times he was never caught or how many he was not convicted of, but he still only gets an 18 month sentence.
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June 4, 2009
Vigilantism is an ugly word, but it's one that's been on people's minds ever since the death under suspicious circumstances of Ronnie L. White last June in a Prince George's County detention facility. Mr. White had been brought there on a Friday, accused of killing a county police officer, Cpl. Richard S. Findley, during a botched carjacking. By Sunday, Mr. White was dead, after jail guards reportedly found him lying unconscious in his maximum-security cell. The county medical examiner ruled the death a homicide when an autopsy revealed broken bones in the prisoner's neck, indicating he had been strangled.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 27, 2008
It's all Clint (almost) all day, as AMC brings viewers nearly 10 straight hours of the guy with the most bankable squint in Hollywood, in the role that proved he wasn't just a cowboy anymore. As San Francisco cop Harry Callahan, Clint took guff from no one, least of all some bad guys screaming about their rights. The Clintfest kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with Don Siegel's 1971 Dirty Harry, where Eastwood gets to play the archetypal vigilante cop, daring bad guys to take a chance on how many rounds he has left in his gun. A trio of muy macho sequels follows: Ted Post's 1973 Magnum Force at 5:30 p.m., James Fargo's 1976 The Enforcer at 8 and Eastwood directing himself in 1983's Sudden Impact (which was also the last film he would make with girlfriend Sondra Locke, who would later file a palimony suit against him)
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By JAY HANCOCK | January 23, 2008
When the Federal Reserve got wimpy on inflation in the 1990s, "vigilante" bond traders threw a fit, rocked the market and made everybody wonder who was really in charge. Meet the vigilante stock market. Yesterday's interest-rate cut - the first emergency reduction since right after September 2001 and the largest one-day drop since 1984 - was a panicked attempt to appease angry stock traders. So again, somebody else is calling the Fed's tune. The difference is that, unlike the fussy 1990s bond market, stock vigilantes are forcing the Fed to drive interest rates down instead of up. That's a recipe for inflation that, in the long run, could create the worst possible world for bond owners, shareholders and consumers alike.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN REPORTER | January 12, 2007
A Howard County jury convicted a Columbia man yesterday evening in the killing of a 20-year-old Savage man during a fight last summer. Michael Dean Jackson Jr., 28, of the 8900 block of Skyrock Court was accused of shooting Anthony James Owen-Smith at least six times with a 9-mm semiautomatic handgun during a fight near Jackson's residence June 23. The confrontation resulted from a fight earlier that evening at McDonald's in the Kings Contrivance Village...
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 12, 2006
TOKYO -- Imagine possessing the paranormal ability to set someone on fire. Not just singe an eyebrow or scorch a finger, but burn a person to a crisp just by thinking about it. Junko Aoki has those pyrokinetic powers, and thank goodness it's all fiction, because she uses them to leave a trail of smoldering bodies across Tokyo. Junko is the dark heroine of Crossfire, the third novel from Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe to be translated into English. It is being published in the United States this month.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN REPORTER | January 12, 2007
A Howard County jury convicted a Columbia man yesterday evening in the killing of a 20-year-old Savage man during a fight last summer. Michael Dean Jackson Jr., 28, of the 8900 block of Skyrock Court was accused of shooting Anthony James Owen-Smith at least six times with a 9-mm semiautomatic handgun during a fight near Jackson's residence June 23. The confrontation resulted from a fight earlier that evening at McDonald's in the Kings Contrivance Village...
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September 19, 2009
These street thugs continue to steal, rape and murder people, and you don't expect them to stand up for themselves? Maybe you are ready to surrender but I am not. Someone breaks into my house and I hear them, the chances they are going to walk away alive are not very good. Studies by the FBI have shown that criminals are more afraid of the armed homeowner than they are of the police. Look at this guy, he has been convicted of 29 crimes in his 49 years and God only knows how many times he was never caught or how many he was not convicted of, but he still only gets an 18 month sentence.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 22, 2004
KABUL, Afghanistan - Three American adventurers who claim to be part of a super-secret Pentagon task force went on trial yesterday in Kabul, charged with torturing eight men in the private prison that they were running in the Afghan capital. The leader of the group, a former Army soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema, said his unit was directly sponsored by Donald H. Rumsfeld's office at the Pentagon. "The American authorities absolutely condoned us and absolutely supported us," said Idema, 48, of Fayetteville, N.C., wearing a freshly pressed Army shirt with an American flag sewn onto the right shoulder.
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By Danny Fingeroth | July 11, 2004
AS YOU SIT IN the semi-darkness of a movie theater and watch Spider-Man swing through the triumphs and tragedies of his life, you cheer when he succeeds and wince when he hits a bumpy spot in his life. We identify with Spidey and other superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. We feel that, if we were bitten by a radioactive spider like Peter Parker was, then like him, we would wield our superhuman powers wisely, despite the hardships that might entail. Now, if I told you that I was going to put on a mask and go out and beat up people who were doing the wrong thing (by my own personal standards)
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