Browsing: Robbery

rachel.einspahr.mug.shot.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Einspahr said that she owed $15,000 as part of a restitution/plea deal in a theft case — and she figured that the quickest way to come up with the dough would be to steal it from a bank. So she grabbed the kids she was babysitting, bought them some suckers at a gas station to occupy them, then took off her car’s license plates and headed to the bank. Westword has the story.

rocky.pedersen.mug.shotBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Rocky Pedersen, who has been charged with 35 criminal counts, including attempted first-degree murder, for a series of robberies at marijuana businesses over the past five months, once owned a medical marijuana dispensary that was itself the target of a high-profile robbery back in 2013. Westword has the story.

scream.mask.bank.robbers.lakewood.1.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media EmpireA series of bank robberies perpetrated by men wearing masks familiar from the movie Scream culminated in a massive manhunt for three suspects, one of whom wound up on the FBI’s ten most wanted list. All three have now been convicted, but Sanders is the first to be sentenced — and the jolt he received was massive. Westword has the story.

screen_shot_2016-09-23_at_4-08-14_pmJerry Ford Jr., on his way home from class, thought the man sitting outside his apartment building was a University of Houston student who had been locked out. But before Ford, a graduate public policy student at UH, could even put his key in the door, the man pulled out a gun and pointed it at his face. He took Ford’s wallet and his phone, running off into nearby MacGregor Park.
In the days following, Ford would talk with other students, the community at large and eventually KTRK about his experience — making otherwise normal comments that would soon be blown out of proportion across the country.

In the news clip, titled “Students Concerned About Increased Crime Near University of Houston Main Campus,” Ford and a few other students talk about recent crimes they’ve experienced or heard about, concerned about the fact that, since they live off campus, UH security does not patrol the area surrounding the Campus Vue apartments. The students, including Ford, hoped UH officials would change their mind about that.

Here’s what national conservative media turned the story into–using Ford’s Black Lives Matter association against him.

 

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