.
News & Features
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
local guy April 20, 2014 at 08:06 am
That's the problem with anonymity on the Internet. It gives the scumbags of the world a voice.
The Other Christine April 20, 2014 at 09:12 am
There is no anonymity when the police can go to Twitter and Comcast for something like this. UnlessRead More this kid was making threats, he should be able to say whatever he wants. He wasn't making child porn or meth, just making fun of a politician... And who hasn't, really?!
Quixote April 20, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Of course there is no anonymity (that is exactly what it means to live in a surveillance state), andRead More there is actually nothing surprising about Twitter parodists being viciously tracked down by the police, because if we don't speak up for everybody's rights, we better be ready for our own rights to be trampled on when we least expect it. It starts with criminalizing deadpan satire in the form of "Gmail confessions," and from there it moves to criminalizing Twitter parodies. See the documentation of America's leading criminal-satire case at: http://raphaelgolbtrial.wordpress.com/ and consider, in particular, the NACDL's statement that if certain individuals "feel aggrieved by online speech with academic value, they have remedies in tort," rather than in criminal courts. http://raphaelgolbtrial.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/raphael-golb-amicus-brief.pdf The "Gmail confession" case, despite being widely reported on in the press, has been ignored by nearly every legal commentator in the country, so it's not at all surprising that the police now feel free to go after the creators of satirical Twitter accounts embarrassing to wealthy and powerful members of the community, whether they be politicians, university presidents, or anyone else ordinary people might choose to mimic and mock on the Internet.
File photo
rob h April 20, 2014 at 02:40 pm
No noise, You need to look up what each symbol stands for in coexist
Raejean Imler French April 20, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Here we go again, non-believers insisting upon doing exactly what Christians and other religiousRead More people are accused of doing-prosthelytizing. Also, if this short-sighted character wishes all government entities to separate themselves from promotion or support of religious beliefs, that should also apply equally to her proud godlessness.
Joycelgr April 20, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I think she is going to Hell myself.
file photo
Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 06:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
police lights
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 10:12 am
Went from Rapper to Ripper.
Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 02:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Screen grab from NBC 8 in Florida
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 06:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 11:52 am
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
James W. Worthington
Eric S April 20, 2014 at 10:36 am
Can you hear me now? Fellow countrymen, lend me an ear. Ear today, gone tomorrow. The winner ofRead More the Vincent Van Gogh Look-A-Like contest is...... What is he going to do with the other half of the Q-Tip? In one ear and out the oth..........nevermind. Come on folks, lighten up and have a little fun with it! We all feel bad for the victim and disgust for the suspect but there's no reason not to have a little humor if we can. How many ear references can we come up with ear....er....here?
Mark April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Hey NAC, maybe you should remove the Junior Worthington on your website as a fitness trainer at theRead More club? Who the hell will want to have a one on one training class with that animal? he beats women and eats human body parts. What is next?
Steve April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Next? Not prison if his family has money.
James W. Worthington
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 06:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 08:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 06:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 05:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 07:37 am
Joe you can always leave.
karth turnage April 20, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Stopping free-be behavior has to start some where.Every one wants to get something for nothing. ItsRead More the current culture,if this guy was a vetran,it would be ok. Freedom isn't free.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Ever heard of making a mistake? He didn't know it wasn't for free. If they want to charge than putRead More the damn soda machine behind the counter.
Screen grab from video
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 07:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 07:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 07:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 02:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Screen grab from KETV report
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 06:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 04:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 11:35 am
We need bomb-sniffing police dogs or military dogs. We also need to make the FBI accountable forRead More their failure to follow up on Russian warnings that Tamerlan Tsarnaeyev was being radicalized. The real jihadist in the family was the Tsarnaeyev's brothers' mother. The Russians knew that but didn't send the video proving it to the FBI. Even so, they told the FBI enough that they should have been on their trail, and the FBI blew it. And why weren't they on top of the former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who shot to death three non-Jews in an anti-semitic attempt to kill Jews in Overland Park? Why do we allow so much surveillance of citizens when the results are so disappointing? It's not like the FBI is getting the job done. They miss a lot of really big, obvious targets.
Michael Brennick April 18, 2014 at 08:53 pm
Thank goodness it was a white male.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 06:44 am
So far the only complaint I've heard is about how terrible Reagan is. I really hate to tell you butRead More the so called War on Drugs, whether titled that or not, has been going on for a long time before Reagan or Nixon ever came into office. And the jackass party hasn't been behind in enforcing it either. Oh, Eric WithHolder claims he doesn't want to prosecute marijuana offenses - what the hell is the DEA doing here? And maybe you can tell me who has produced the drugs which, along with education about safe practices, has defeated or brought the AIDS problem under control? No, it's not the labor unions of America, Timothy Leary, or little old Madame Curie in her kitchen lab.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 07:54 am
To clarify before someone jumps - the major drug control legislation did come about in 1970 as aRead More reaction to the widespread (both real and perceived) use and abuse of recreational drugs. But opiates were banned from importation, sale and manufacture in 1924 (other than that for medical purposes - morphine is an opiate and a pain reliever which if not administered correctly can and does result in dependency. Oh, and Allison, give your French Bull Dog a big hug and kiss from his cousin my English Bull Dog who loves Bulldogs of any stripe, color, or national origin.
knee jerk April 18, 2014 at 09:40 am
@ Tom Hollman: I do you realize how STUPID you sound? I'm sure your God has a plan for you-goodRead More luck.
Jordan S. Zoot April 17, 2014 at 01:28 pm
The thug they arrested with the firearm was predicate felon...the right answer is to put a length ofRead More rope around his neck and hang him.
Stu Pidasso April 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm
what's cheaper a length of rope or a bullet? would want to keep costs down, as there already isRead More trillions of dollars being wasted as we speak.
Stu Pidasso April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
If the chinese ever took us over in the future, I can only imagine the end of some parts ofRead More society... No Job? No Life!! Goverment do not pay for laziness!!
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
See more »