Racist Missionary Arrested in Uganda for Assaulting a Hotel Employee

I have a low regard for missionaries already. Going to other countries to tell them that their religion is wrong (and to threaten them with an eternity in hell if they don’t follow Jesus) disgusts me to my core. But this guy really takes the cake. I’m just surprised he didn’t have a red hat with MAGA in white type:

A U.S. man claiming to be a missionary and Marine veteran was arrested and accused of assaulting a hotel staff member in Uganda after he hurled racist slurs at workers and threatened to kill one man.

“Kampala Police has arrested an American citizen for allegedly assaulting a Grand Imperial Hotel Staff,” the Kampala Metropolitan Police reported on its Facebook page.

Police said footage from security television cameras showed “a foreigner, identified later as Mr. Jimmy L.Taylor punching and humiliating a hotel employee.”

Video footage of the incident posted by multiple people went viral, spurring widespread condemnation of the man’s actions and language. According to at least one news report, Taylor is an Arizona resident.

Gunman Attacks D.C. Pizzeria, Wanted to Investigate Election Conspiracy

I hadn’t heard of the whole #PizzaGate thing but probably because I spend most of my time on planet earth:

On Sunday, a 28-year-old man from Salisbury, North Carolina, fired shots inside a pizzeria in northwest Washington, D.C. Armed with an assault rifle, he later told police he wanted to “self-investigate” a fraudulent election conspiracy theory connected to Hillary Clinton.

According to the Washington Post, Edgar Maddison Welch walked into Comet Ping Pong, a favorite among locals, and aimed at an employee. After the employee dashed off to call the police, Welch began shooting. Reports indicate, however, that all patrons were able to flee and no one was injured.

The incident, while terrifying, was brief. Police arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call, and Welch was arrested in less than an hour. Upon investigation, officers located two firearms inside the restaurant and one in Welch’s car.

During the election cycle, Comet Ping Pong found itself ensconced in one of the conspiracy theories that ran rampant over the course of the presidential campaign. The owner, its employees, and surrounding businesses have been harassed by social media attacks and even death threats as a result.

Snopes has an in-depth look at the #PizzaGate conspiracy theory.

Chelsea Resident Who Found 2nd Bomb Thought It Was ‘Kid’s Science Experiment’

From Gothamist:

The Chelsea woman who found an unexploded bomb outside her home on West 27th Street on Saturday night says she wasn’t alarmed by the discovery, because the device looked so amateurishly benign. Jane Schreibman, a travel photographer, said she had heard the explosion on West 23rd Street, but initially assumed it was thunder. After a friend called to tell her about the blast, which injured dozens of people, she went outside to look around and noticed “a pot on the side of the road” near her home.

The Chelsea woman who found an unexploded bomb outside her home on West 27th Street on Saturday night says she wasn’t alarmed by the discovery, because the device looked so amateurishly benign. Jane Schreibman, a travel photographer, said she had heard the explosion on West 23rd Street, but initially assumed it was thunder. After a friend called to tell her about the blast, which injured dozens of people, she went outside to look around and noticed “a pot on the side of the road” near her home.

Schreibman tells the NY Post, “It looked weird, and I thought it was a kid’s science experiment, with wires coming out of the pressure cooker every which way. I thought someone was throwing it out. It had duct tape, and wires going into the cell phone or remote of some sort. But I couldn’t tell because it was all wrapped up in tape. The remote pointed into a white plastic bag.”

She called to report the device, and was standing near it when the NYPD bomb squad arrived. “A man, I guess he was a detective, saw me, and he shouted ‘RUN!” Schreibman tells the Post. She then retired to a friend’s house to play Scrabble, but couldn’t stop worrying about her cat Oceaie, who frequently sits at the window facing the street. Police wouldn’t let her back into her home until 3 a.m., when a detective finally escorted her back to collect the cat. “I can’t believe it was really a bomb,” Schreibman added.

Secret Service Warns of ‘Periscope’ Skimmers

Skimmers are now sophisticated enough that they are entirely inside the ATM. Lovely:

According to a non-public alert released to bank industry sources by a financial crimes task force in Connecticut, this is thought to be the first time periscope skimming devices have been detected in the United States. The task force warned that the devices may have the capability to remain powered within the ATM for up to 14 days and can store up to 32,000 card numbers before exhausting the skimmer’s battery strength and data storage capacity.

The alert documents the first known case of periscope skimming in the United States, discovered Aug. 19, 2016 at an ATM in Greenwich, Conn. A second periscope skimmer was reportedly found hidden inside a cash machine in Pennsylvania on Sept. 3.

Woman Angered by Bad Taco Bell Wi-Fi Allegedly Pulls Knife on Teens

From Gawker:

A woman angered by a poor internet connection was arrested on Thursday after police say she threatened a group of teens with a knife outside an Oklahoma Taco Bell, KOKI-TV reports.

According to Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King, 48-year-old Amber Henson initially became upset because the restaurant’s Wi-Fi wasn’t working, but soon directed her fury at a group of teen boys.

“The boys were kind of in the way of the drink fountain and she had to squeeze through them to get her drink,” King told the Tahlequah Daily Press, “and she got agitated and spilled her drink on one of them.”

Henson was then reportedly kicked out of the restaurant and waited outside “glaring” through the window.

St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids

From Church and State:

An archbishop from St. Louis testified last month that he “wasn’t sure” if he knew it was illegal for priests to have sex with children.

Robert Carlson, now a 69-year-old archbishop in St. Louis but formerly an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, gave a deposition last month for a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota Archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona caused a “public nuisance” by not disclosing information on abusive priests, the MPR news first reported.

Carlson additionally faces a clergy abuse lawsuit as part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where more than 100 priests and church employees have been accused of sexual abuse, the St. Louis Dispatch reports. Carlson has served as archbishop there since 2009.