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Watch a man brazenly light a cigarette at gunpoint during an armed robbery

Watch a man brazenly light a cigarette at gunpoint during an armed robberyIf you think you're cool under pressure, you've got absolutely nothing on a St. Louis man who — in a scene that could have easily been part of a Tarantino movie — calmly and brazenly lit a cigarette while the bar he was in was being robbed.Not only that, our fearless hero refused to let the robber snatch his smartphone away. All the while, the robber was carrying around an assault weapon that was later revealed to be a Hi-Point Carbine. If that sounds familiar, the Hi-Point Carbine was one of the weapons used during the 1999 Columbine school shooting.The robbery itself was captured on video and shows all the other bar patrons smartly take immediate cover. Our cigarette toting hero, meanwhile, doesn't seem to show the tiniest ounce of concern or fear.What's more, he doesn't even flinch when the robber went around the bar and briefly pointed his weapon in his direction. Indeed, in a bad-ass demonstration of resolve, it was at this moment that he lit a cigarette, with seemingly no regard for his own well-being or St. Louis' indoor smoking laws. Even when another bar patron has a gun shoved into his back, the anonymous smoker remains incredibly calm while continuing to smoke."He just was very adamant about it like, 'I'm not playing your game," bartender Dustin Krueger told KMOV4 News.The video was shared to Facebook by the bar owner and can be viewed below.https://www.facebook.com/jkimack/videos/10213714436204738/As to how it all played out, the robber managed to escape with a handful of wallets, some cash, and a few cell phones. His total haul was said to be a few hundred dollars. Notably, and thankfully, no one in the bar was injured during the ordeal. A witness to the robber relays that the perpetrator appeared to be on some type of drug.



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W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: report

W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: reportHunter Biden, the son of former US vice president Joe Biden, admitted to being held at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine, according to an article published Monday in The New Yorker. Joe Biden, the current frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly faced family tragedy during his decades in public office. After approaching a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles in 2016, “Hunter said that the man took him to a nearby homeless encampment, where, in a narrow passageway between tents, someone put a gun to his head before realizing that he was a buyer,” the article says.



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Leader of right-wing militia arrested by FBI 'for detaining migrant families at gunpoint in New Mexico'

Leader of right-wing militia arrested by FBI 'for detaining migrant families at gunpoint in New Mexico'The FBI on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics.Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr Balderas said. “Today’s arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”The firearms charge against Hopkins is relatively minor. But it is likely the start of a deeper investigation into his activities and those of the militia, and opens the way for the authorities to bring more serious charges like kidnapping and impersonating a police officer or an employee of the United States.Hopkins’ arrest comes as tensions rise over ultraconservative paramilitary groups operating along the southwestern border. Professed militias have a long history of targeting immigrants from Latin America, tracing back to the Ku Klux Klan’s creation of its own border patrol in the 1970s. Record numbers of Central American migrants apprehended by federal authorities in recent months have been accompanied by a new surge in militia activity on the border.The organisation led by Hopkins, the United Constitutional Patriots, recently uploaded videos of armed members detaining children and their parents in a stretch of the New Mexico desert near El Paso, Texas, before handing the migrants over to the Border Patrol.Political leaders in New Mexico, a state largely controlled by Democrats, responded with fury. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said that any mistreatment of asylum-seekers on the border was “unacceptable.” The state’s two Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, said in a statement that the actions of vigilante groups “cannot be tolerated.”The American Civil Liberties Union denounced the militia’s actions in a letter Thursday, saying the actions amounted to kidnapping by “racist and armed vigilantes.”Still, such denunciations were far from unanimous in the state. A prominent New Mexico Republican, Gavin Clarkson, a former Trump administration official who is now running for US Senate, met with masked members of the group in March and praised their efforts, according to a video of the encounter uploaded to Facebook.But Clarkson said Saturday on Twitter that he condemned militia activities. “Masked militiamen are the antithesis of what a free republic looks like,” he said.Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the militia, did not immediately respond to requests for comment about Hopkins’ arrest.The FBI said in a statement that the police department of Sunland Park, New Mexico, had assisted with the arrest. Hopkins, 69, is scheduled to appear Monday in US District Court in Las Cruces, New Mexico.Hopkins, whose residence is in Flora Vista in northwest New Mexico, had already come under the scrutiny of groups tracking right-wing militias around the United States. He was convicted in 2006 for impersonating an officer and for felony firearm possession, according to The Daily Beast.Despite the recent criticism over its operations in New Mexico, the militia led by Hopkins maintains a wide reach on Facebook and YouTube.Speaking to someone using a voice distorter while wearing a gas mask, Hopkins appeared on a right-wing extremist YouTube channel in November. He claimed to be in touch with President Donald Trump after a chance meeting at a Las Vegas casino.The New York Times



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Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs anger

Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs angerBROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A high school band's halftime performance depicting police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city where two police officers were recently slain.



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After N.C. Boy's Lemonade Stand Is Robbed at Gunpoint, He's Gifted Lawnmower for His Landscaping Business

After N.C. Boy's Lemonade Stand Is Robbed at Gunpoint, He's Gifted Lawnmower for His Landscaping BusinessPolice said the armed robbery of the 9-year-old's lemonade stand was "a new low."



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Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her

Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. The incident happened in the city of Grand Rapids as the girl was preparing to leave her home to go to the shops.



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