Police have hailed the elderly hero, who walks with a stick, for the ‘bold’ move – which they say saved the life of the 18-year-old suspect.
An Ohio grandfather has been dubbed a hero after he tripped up a young armed suspect who was attempting to run away from police.
Video footage shows the brave man, named only as Bill, quickly step backwards and stick his leg out behind him as the suspect, identified as DeShawn Briggs, sprints past – causing him to fall to the ground.
A police van then descends on the scene and an officer jumps out of the moving vehicle moments later.
Columbus police posted the footage on Facebook on Thursday, and hailed Bill for his “fancy footwork” which enabled them to detain the suspect – who was holding a gun.
Bill was at west Columbus library with his granddaughter on April 3 when he heard police sirens and officers shouting “drop the gun”.
He says he turned around to see a man with his hand in his waistband running towards him, and officers were lagging behind.
The quick-thinking grandfather then made the brave decision to trip the 18-year-old up, in a bid to help police detain him.
Police confirmed a Glock 9MM pistol containing 29 rounds of bullets was recovered from the scene.
News reports weren’t kidding about Richard Osborn-Brooks (the 78-year-old pensioner who killed a criminal home invader in a hand-to-hand struggle) and his wife now being in jeopardy of revenge from the dead crook’s gypsy clan.
The pensioner and his wife, the Mirror reports, are living in exile from their home under police protection, while the pikey clan has built a shrine to the dearly departed featuring flowers, balloons, ribbons, and hand-written, ill-spelt messages of affection for the dead armed robber.
Can anyone imagine this kind of thing being tolerated by the authorities before WWII? The corrosive effects of left-wing egalitarianism could hardly be more spectacularly manifested. Honest citizens are obliged to run and hide and the criminal element, empowered by the protected and privileged victim status awarded by Marxism, proudly occupies the public space and defends its own unchallenged by respectable society.
Richard Osborn-Brooks, the 78-year-old London man we told you about last week who was being held on suspicion of murder over the death of an alleged intruder he stabbed to death in his own home, has been cleared by the Metropolitan Police:
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Metâ€™s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: â€œThis is a tragic case for all of those involved. As expected with any incident where someone has lost their life, my officers carried out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the death.
â€œWe have approached the CPS for early investigative advice, as required under the guidance. We have received and considered that advice, and, at present â€“ on the evidence available â€“ we will not seek a charging decision. Therefore, no further action will be taken against the man.
Apparently, though the old man and his wife are not out of the woods. The deceased came from a family of criminals who are thought likely to come after them seeking revenge. This being Britain, there is no way Mr. and Mrs. Osborn-Brooks can arm themselves for self defense.
VDare is Nativist, which seems ironic to me considering the fact that its run by a Limey immigrant, and it very obviously relishes indulging in the sort of divisive rhetoric characteristic of less savory elements of the Alt-Right. But… we are living in a time when only the likes of John Derbyshire has guts enough to speak the obvious truth out loud.
Last night Tucker Carlson did a segment on looting in the flooded city of Houston; or rather, on the outraged reaction to ABC journalist Tom Llamas, who had calmly and factually reported the looting.
â€œWhat about our society has changed so much that noting that youâ€™re watching [the looting] is somehow a thoughtcrime?â€ asked Carlson. …
The segment was decorated with video clips showing the actual looting. So far as I could tell, the looters were all black.
Yet this did not come up. In a 4m37s segment, the word â€œblackâ€ did not occur. Nor did any of the common euphemisms for â€œblackâ€ or â€œblacks.â€
Why not? Because, as the late Larry Auster told us, blacks are sacred objects in our state religion. Criticism of them is received as a species of blasphemy.
As I watched these two talking heads blathering on about â€œnihilismâ€ and â€œthe destruction of objective values,â€ I kept hearing, in my mindâ€™s ear, the voice of my old South African colleague cutting through the baloney: â€œItâ€™s the blecks, dear fellow, itâ€™s the blecks.â€ That was, in fact, the answer to all the questions they were chewing over so earnestly.
Itâ€™s a bit depressing to see that even Tucker Carlson, one of the more fearless of our heterodox commentators, believes he has to cleave to convention on this. …
So hereâ€™s my question: When a person inside the state religion observes the orthodoxies like this, is he at all aware how deeply weird it looks to us outside?
If you cannot bring yourself to mention, perhaps even to think, obvious true facts, then the world you are living in is to some degree a make-believe world, and you yourself are, to that same degree, slightly nuts.
CHICAGOâ€”Promising that every effort would be made to limit the impact on residentsâ€™ day-to-day lives, Chicago officials announced Wednesday that a fleet of plows was working around the clock to clear more than 18 inches of fresh bullet casings that had blanketed the metropolitan area overnight.
Sources at the cityâ€™s Department of Streets and Sanitation confirmed that over 250 ammunition-removal vehicles had been deployed to deal with the knee-deep layer of spent cartridges, which have been steadily accumulating on Chicagoâ€™s streets, alleys, and pedestrian walkways since the previous evening.
â€œOur crews have been out there all night trying to make our roadways passable, but given how quickly the handgun and semi-automatic shells have piled up, itâ€™s going to take some time,â€ DSS commissioner Charles L. Williams told reporters, thanking the public for its patience while crews made their way across the stricken municipality. â€œWeâ€™re making good headway, but as you can imagine, itâ€™s not an easy job, especially with casings continuing to fall throughout the city.â€
â€œSo unless you have an emergency, weâ€™re urging all citizens to stay put for the time being,â€ he added. â€œRight now, itâ€™s just not safe to be out in such treacherous conditions.â€
Williams stated that as casing levels surpassed 12 inches, scores of extra workers from outside the city were called in to help keep pace with the buildup. In addition, numerous dump truck crews have reportedly been tasked with carting off entire trailers full of cartridges from the hardest-hit areas and depositing them in nearby landfills before circling back to pick up more.
Six men were killed and at least 35 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.
The most recent deaths were the latest of 364 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,075 people have been shot since the start of the year.
Chateau Heartiste, one of those unabashedly politically incorrect Alt-Right blogs, has the story of a car jacking in Baltimore.
In March of this year, I was attacked by a shining example of Diversity! (Inc.) in Baltimore, Maryland. I had returned to my car after having a few drinks with friends in a recently gentrified artsy fartsy part of townâ€“ donâ€™t ever let that fool you in Baltimore or any other major city with a significant black population where recently converted ghettos may have been sold to productive human beings for fire-sale real estate prices. There is no part of this city where a â€œgoodâ€ neighborhood is less than 500 to 1000 meters from a slice of Mogadishu. Predators learn the travel patterns of its prey. I see it every day when I drive to work through Liberty Heights and other squalid hells. Since the attack I moved to Annapolis, the last big town in Maryland not connected to the others by way of subsidized transportation in the form of the Light Rail network, Amtrack-MARC lines, or regular bus shipments of the third world. To live in Annapolis largely means to work elsewhere, and to work elsewhere means to have the capacity to own, register, inspect, and insure a private motor vehicle for which you are responsible for maintaining. The automobile may be our salvation if we let the cattle cars crumble, as at least then we can largely immobilize the third world into their respective islands whilst we build walls around them with the machine gun sectors pointed in.
More on the Great British Book Heist that took place last January in Daily Beast:
Late in the night on Jan. 29, three still-unknown thieves drilled through the skylight of a building near Heathrow Airport and rappelled 40 feet to the floor, bypassing the security alarms.
They went straight to six specific crates that contained three dealersâ€™ worth of books that were en route to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland.
Over the course of several hours, they unloaded the books they wanted into duffel bags, belayed their loot to the roof, and took off in a waiting van. The haul totaled nearly $2.5 million.
â€œBehind these books there is a lot of work because we have to search to try to find out where the books areâ€”auction houses, collectors, colleaguesâ€”and thereâ€™s big research behind these books,â€ Alessandro Meda Riquier, one of the affected dealers, tells Sky News. â€œThey are not only taking money away from me but also a big part of my job.â€
Riquier was the owner of several of the most noteworthy tomes that were taken in the heist. The most expensive book was a second edition of Copernicusâ€™s On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres from 1566 in which the astronomer introduced his revolutionary theory that the sunâ€”not the Earthâ€”is the center of the universe.
That book alone is worth over $250,000. Among the rest of the trove are several rare editions of Danteâ€™s Divine Comedy and a smattering of Galileos, Newtons, and da Vincis, among other titles from the luminaries of the early sciences.
All in all, it is the quantity of books stolen rather than the individual titles that make this heist so significant.
â€œThe books were there for only a short time in that warehouse, and this is a very exotic commodity so this is not something that the average person thinks that they can sell,â€ Jeremy Norman, a rare book dealer with a specialty in the early sciences, tells The Daily Beast. â€œI think itâ€™s a real mystery. You really wonder how they knew the stuff was there, and the timing of it, and how they were shipped off, and what the real motivation was.â€
Several theories have been offered as to why the thieves went after this quarry. One suggests that this may have been a â€œmade to orderâ€ theft, one in which a buyer specifically commissioned the thieves to take these titles.
Similar to fine art, stolen antique books are very difficult to sell on the legitimate marketâ€”and thereby net the titleâ€™s full value. When a rare book crime becomes known, organizations like the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) quickly take action to alert their members to the volumes that were stolen so dealers can be on the lookout for anyone trying to offload a tainted treasure.
The Guardian reports on a highly unusual case of burglary.
Antiquarian books worth more than Â£2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse.
The three thieves made off with more than 160 publications after raiding the storage facility near Heathrow in what has been labelled a Mission: Impossible-style break-in.
The gang are reported to have climbed on to the buildingâ€™s roof and bored holes through the reinforced glass-fibre skylights before rappelling down 40ft of rope while avoiding motion-sensor alarms.
Scotland Yard confirmed that â€œa number of valuable booksâ€, many from the 15th and 16th centuries, were stolen during the burglary in Feltham between 29 and 30 January.
According to the Mail on Sunday, one dealer lost Â£680,000 worth of material. Experts said the most valuable item in the stolen haul was a 1566 copy of Nicolaus Copernicusâ€™s De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, worth about Â£215,000.
Among the other books stolen were early works by Galileo, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and a 1569 edition of Danteâ€™s Divine Comedy.
Alessandro Meda Riquier, a rare book dealer, said a number of his volumes had been taken. He told Sky News: â€œIâ€™m very upset because this is not something you can buy everywhere. Behind these books there is a lot of work because we have to search to try to find out where the books are â€“ auction houses, collectors, colleagues â€“ and thereâ€™s big research behind these books.â€
He added: â€œThey are not only taking money away from me but also a big part of my job.â€
Brian Lake, of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, said: â€œNothing like this has hit the rare books trade before.â€ Authorities have not yet ascertained what will become of the books but it is thought that the most likely scenario is that they were stolen to order.