The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Police raids enrage activists, alarm others: Aided by informants planted in protest groups, authorities raided at least six buildings across St. Paul and Minneapolis to stop an “anarchist” plan to disrupt this week’s Republican National Convention. At least five suspected leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee, a self-described anarchist group, were taken to the Hennepin …

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Strict sentencing sought in Johnson case: Prosecutors in the federal gun and drug trial of Jonesboro shooter Mitchell Johnson have filed a motion asking for an ‘upward departure’ in Johnson’s sentencing. Sentencing is scheduled for this Thursday and Johnson is looking at 10 years. In their request prosecutors noted that Johnson was arrested on theft …

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TACOMA: Defendant in killing at Foss High declared competent to stand trial: Foss High School gunman, Douglas S. Chanthabouly, has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial in the January, 2007 shooting death of Samnang Kok. Previously Chanthabouly had been ruled competent, then incompetent, and now after a review by Western State Hospital doctors he’s …

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Investigators: Md. Teen to Stay in Jail on Explosives Charges: You remember Colin McKenzie-Gude don’t you? He’s the 18-year-old from Bethesda, MD who was found with guns, explosives addresses of teachers from St. John’s College High School, and the President’s motorcade route to Camp David. He’s staying put in a Maryland jail because his parent’s …

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Teen Accused Of Plotting School Attack Blames Threats On Depression: 18-year-old Allen Doelitsch is blaming the attack he planned on Champion High School in Boerne, Texas on his depression. “It’s just what I thought about doing at the time,” he said. “I don’t feel like doing it all the time. I never said anything about …

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Date set for Hainstock’s hearing: The first hearing to see if Eric Hainstock’s murder conviction will be overturned has been scheduled for December 10th. If you’ll recall Hainstock shot Weston Schools principal John Klang three times. Klang later died from his wounds at the hospital. Hainstock’s attorney argues that he was in no mental state …

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Police plot strategy in hunt for boy: Just wanted to post something I had missed previously about the case of Giovanni Gonzalez. I previously posted about the bloody mop found in Ernesto Gonzalez’s residence. What I neglected to post is that other evidence taken from there were cleaner, a knife, and lighter fluid. That is …

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Principal still doesn’t know why killers did it: This article starts off talking about the three yahoos who were arrested for threatening the life of Barack Obama. Then somehow it morphs into talking about Columbine. I guess because both involved guns and happened in the state of Colorado. However it contains a great interview with …

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Prosecutors seek to try 15-year-old Central High shooter as adult: Prosecutors have filed a petition to have Jamar Siler tried as an adult in the shooting death of Ryan McDonald. The decision on whether Siler rates transfer to the adult court system rests solely with Irwin and could mean the difference between a few years …

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