Four men have been charged with murder, conspiracy and other counts in the death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday.
The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Hanif Thompson, of Irvington; 31-year-old Karif Ford, of Newark; 32-year-old Basim Henry, of Newark; and 33-year-old Kevin Roberts, of Newark. They are accused in the December 15th carjacking and killing of Dustin Friedland outside The Mall at Short Hills.
The 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken was shot in the head in the mall parking garage after being confronted by two carjackers, authorities said. The assailants drove off in his silver Range Rover, which was found the next morning in Newark, about 10 miles from Short Hills.
The four have been charged with murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. They were arrested between late Saturday and early Sunday. Three of them were taken into custody in New Jersey, and Henry was arrested in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The News As I See It: Personal formation on nearly 40 million Target customers was stolen this week by hackers. Target customers are outraged and the NSA is really impressed.
Are you all done with your Christmas shopping? I bought a lot more people gifts this year than I thought I did because I used my credit card at Target.
A new report says that members of Congress work harder than the average American. You know why? That's because thanks to Congress the average American is out of work.
A lot of people like to throw tinsel on their tree. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, likes to throw spaghetti on his tree.
|This abandoned pit bull puppy was adopted by a kind mother cat|
This Date In History: 1783; George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army. 1788; Maryland voted to cede a 100-square-mile area for the District of Columbia.
1823; The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("'Twas the night before Christmas"), written by either Clement C. Moore or Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published in the Troy Sentinel of New York.
1913; President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the Federal Reserve System. 1947; The transistor was unveiled by American physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, and William Shockley.
1948; Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed. 1986; Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling aboard the experimental airplane Voyager.
Picture Of The Day: This pic is my favorite of today's theme which, as you might imagine, is entitled "Puppies" (et al).....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) They say love is worth more than money, but I'm pretty sure my landlord is gonna want more than a hug. 2) Don't you just love it when you find out that your Ex got fat? 3) Remember the golden rules this festive season, when shopping in crowded places: 1) - Walk slow 2) - Stop for no reason 3) - Repeat 4) Everybody's getting Oreos with their Christmas cards this year. Related: Don't eat Oreos while you're licking envelopes. 5) I miss the old days when I could say I wasn't around and you couldn't check Facebook or twitter to see if I was lying.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Capricorn - December 23rd: Love comes when you least expect it. 36 percent of all romances start in the bathroom. These two facts are linked and we point them out for your amusement and as something to look forward to. Every day is a winding road, they say. This is especially true today when you find your love walking down a winding road with you.
Birthdays: Brother Kirt, Happy Birthday bro! 19XX, Richard Arkwright, inventor 1732, Joseph Smith, religious leader 1805, James Duke, industrialist 1856, Harriet Monroe, editor, critic, and poet 1860, Sarah Breedlove Walker, businesswoman, philanthropist 1867, Yousuf Karsh, photographer 1908, Robert Bly, writer 1926, Akihito, emperor of Japan 1933, Wesley K. Clark, soldier and political figure 1944, Susan Lucci, actress 1946.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A young mother paying a visit to a doctor friend and his wife made no attempt to restrain her five-year-old son, who was ransacking an adjoining room.
Finally, an extra loud clatter of bottles did prompt her to say, "I hope, doctor, you don't mind Johnny being in there." The doctor said calmly, "No, he'll quiet down when he gets to the poisons."
An attractive young lady, who thought she was overweight, went to see a dietitian. She walked into his office and asked several questions about dieting, exercise and other things. Her final question to the dietitian sparked interest in him.
She asked,"How many calories are in sperm?" The dietitian asked, "Why?" She explained some of the things she liked to do.
After thinking a minute, he said,"I really have no clue, but if you are consuming that, no guy is going to care if you are a little chunky!"
|....and this is the abandoned pit bull pup with his new adopted feline sibling....|
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man walked into a crowded doctor's office. As he approached the desk, the receptionist asked, "Yes sir, may we help you?" The man replied, "There's something wrong with my dick,"
The receptionist became aggravated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded office and say things like that." He asked, "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you."
The receptionist said "We do not use language like that here. Please go outside and come back in and say that there's something wrong with your 'ear' or whatever."
The man walked out, waited several minutes and reentered. The receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes?" The man said, "There's something wrong with my 'ear'". The receptionist nodded approvingly and asked, "And what is wrong with your ear, sir?" The man replied, "I can't piss out of it."
A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor I have this problem with passing gas, but it really doesn't bother me too much. It never smells and it's always silent.
She continued, "As a matter of fact I've passed gas at least 20 times since I've been here in your office. You didn't know I was passing gas because it doesn't smell and it's silent,"
The doctor says, "I see. Take these pills and come back to see me next week."
The next week, the lady goes back. She says, "Doctor, I don't know what you gave me, but now when I pass gas, it's still silent, but it smells terrible." The doctor replied, "Good! Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, we'll start to work on your hearing......
That's it for today, my little lotus blossoms. Remember, they say all of this started because Eve ate an apple. Clearly, the book was altered. Everyone knows it had to be chocolate.
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