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Pakistan Cops Told to Shoot Gunmen on Sight

Violence explodes in Karachi

(Newser) - With Karachi in the midst of a wave of violence, Pakistan has taken the drastic step of ordering security forces and police to shoot on sight "any armed miscreant." Over the past four days at least 71 people have been killed in Pakistan’s largest city, including 34... More »

Glenn Beck, Stop Encouraging Wackjobs

Your violent forecasts are hitting home with the unstable

(Newser) - Dana Milbank writes that it's "unfair" to blame Glenn Beck for wackos who do violence in his name—like this guy in Oakland who shot cops—although he spends the rest of his Washington Post column essentially doing just that. He ticks off the many examples of charged language... More »

Hate-Crime Wave Is Just Lefty Fakery

Past incidents overblown at best, duplicitous at worst

(Newser) - Reports of political hate crimes against Democrats since the passage of the health care reform bill are overblown at best, and downright lies at worst, Michelle Malkin writes, charging that Nancy Pelosi & Co. “can’t stand the heat” and so manufactured “a Tea Party epidemic of racism,... More »

Obama Bumper Sticker Leads to Road Rage Outburst

Driver hit with felony charge after incident in moving traffic

(Newser) - A Tennessee man and his 10-year-old daughter who were in a car with an Obama bumper sticker are grateful for their safety after another motorist allegedly rammed them in traffic. Mark Duren was driving when he noticed Harry Weisiger behind him, pointing to the bumper and flipping him off. Duren... More »

Berlusconi Still Hospitalized as Italy Parses Attack

Some fear return to the bad old days of the violence-ridden 70s

(Newser) - A “shaken and disheartened” Silvio Berlusconi remains hospitalized after being smashed in the face even as recriminations fly amid predictions of a return to the political violence of the 1970s and '80s. Though the attacker at last night's rally apparently acted alone, both sides of the Italian political spectrum... More »

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