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The Supreme Court hears two cases that could ruin the internet

Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh seek to conscript big tech into the war on terror; the results could be disastrous.

By Ian Millhiser  Feb 16, 2023, 6:00am EST

In 2015, individuals affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS conducted a wave of violence and mass murder in Paris — killing 129 people. One of them was Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old American student who died after ISIS assailants opened fire on the café where she and her friends were eating dinner.

A little more than a year later, on New Year’s Day 2017, a gunman opened fire inside a nightclub in Istanbul, killing 39 people — including a Jordanian national named Nawras Alassaf who has several American relativesISIS also claimed responsibility for this act of mass murder.

In response to these horrific acts, Gonzalez’s and Alassaf’s families brought federal lawsuits pinning the blame for these attacks on some very unlikely defendants. In Gonzalez v. Google, Gonzalez’s survivors claim that the tech giant Google should compensate them for the loss of their loved one. In a separate suit, Twitter v. Taamneh, Alassaf’s relatives make similar claims against Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

The thrust of both lawsuits is that websites like Twitter, Facebook, or Google-owned YouTube are legally responsible for the two ISIS killings because ISIS was able to post recruitment videos and other content on these websites that were not immediately taken down. The plaintiffs in both suits rely on a federal law that allows “any national of the United States” who is injured by an act of international terrorism to sue anyone who “aids and abets, by knowingly providing substantial assistance” to anyone who commits “such an act of international terrorism.”



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July 20, 2022

Omar Cardenas Added to Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Omar Alexander Cardenas, wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, has been added to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

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Date(s) of Birth UsedMarch 23, 1995
Place of BirthCalifornia
HairDark Brown
HeightApproximately 5’6″ to 5’7″
WeightApproximately 240 to 300 pounds
RaceWhite (Hispanic)


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Omar Alexander Cardenas.


Cardenas often has a beard and wears prescription glasses.


Omar Alexander Cardenas is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man that occurred on August 15, 2019, in a large outdoor shopping center in Sylmar, California, immediately next to Los Angeles.  It is alleged that he fired several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, striking him in the head and causing his death.  A local arrest warrant was issued for Cardenas on April 3, 2020, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County after he was charged locally with murder.  A federal arrest warrant from the United States District Court, Central District of California, was issued for Cardenas on September 2, 2021, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Inside twisted serial killer’s abandoned home containing creepy dolls


Charlie JonesNews Reporter

  • 16:16, 17 Feb 2023
  • UPDATED16:17, 17 Feb 2023

The Route 40 Killer, Steven Brian Pennell would prowl that road looking for women to abduct and kill in Delaware, US

A peek inside a serial killer’s house left untouched after the murderer was caught shows creepy dolls lining the walls.

The house belonged to Steven Brian Pennell, who would travel up and down the Route 40 highway in Delaware, US, for victims to torture and kill using a twisted torture kit he kept in his car.

Finally caught in November 1988, the married electrician and dad-of-two was convicted of abducting and murdering two women whilst being suspected of killing three others,

He was the only serial killer in the US to ever ask to be executed for his crimes.

In a video shared on Instagram, which has over 5,100 likes, video clips showed the rundown care and the rotting house which was been discovered frozen in time and filled with creepy kids’ dolls.

The clip shows a murky green coloured car with smashed windows still parked on the driveway outside of a vine-strewn clapperboard home with ready-made beds upstairs.

The dolls were still dressed up, but now covered in dust and faded by the sun next to an aged Bible.


Former Falcon, NFL player among 8 busted on gang, human trafficking charges

By FOX 5 Atlanta Digital Team

PublishedFebruary 16, 2023 4:32PM

Updated 7:35PM

Gwinnett County

FOX 5 Atlanta

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Eight alleged gang members, including a former NFL player, are being accused of trafficking four women and one girl.

Attorney General Chris Carr says they face charges of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, conspiracy to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act, aggravated assault, and kidnapping.

What is the LOTTO gang accused of?

The AG’s office alleges the LOTTO gang conspired to recruit members and to engage in human trafficking for money to support their members. Those members would use the money to purchase weapons and other property.

The indictment includes 41 predicate and overt acts committed between Oct. 2021 and July 2022. It outlines how investigators say the gang kept the women under their control through violence and held them against their will by forcing them to have sex in exchange for money.

The indictment also states the gang used violence and intimidation to gain power and influence.


Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

By Barbie Nadeau, CNN

Updated 11:44 PM ET, Fri February 3, 2023

Rome (CNN)Italian anti-Mafia police have arrested another mobster on the run, just two weeks after the sensational arrest on January 16 of Sicilian Cosa Nostra superboss Matteo Messina Denaro at a health clinic in Palermo, Sicily.

This time it was Edgardo Greco, 63, who was apprehended in Saint-Etienne, France, where he was working under the alias Paolo Dimitrio as a pizzaiolo — or pizza chef — at the Caffe Rossini Italian restaurant.

Greco, associated with the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, was convicted in absentia in 1991 for the double homicide of brothers Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo, who he is alleged to have killed with iron bars before dissolving their bodies in acid, according to court documents. He had evaded Italian law enforcement officials since his conviction.

Described as a “dangerous fugitive” by Nicola Gratteri, the anti-Mafia prosecutor who led the investigation as head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Catanzaro, Calabria, Greco was also convicted of the attempted murder of several prison officials, earning him the nickname “prison killer.”