Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed In Police Shoot Out

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The two brothers suspected of the slaughter of 12 affiliated with the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, and wounding 11 others in the worst act of terrorism in more than two decades, have been killed.

In a breaking story, more than 80,000 police assisted in the manhunt that began Wednesday in the 11th arrondissement on the left bank of the French capital when two masked gunmen burst into the office and systematically murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier.

Two police officers,  four of the nation's top cartoonists, contributors, guests and workers inside the office of the weekly magazine known for shocking and crude depictions of the world religious leaders were also victims.

French intelligence has since reveled Said Kouachi was known to both the United States and French counter-intelligence, and was on the nation's no fly list, had spent time in prison and had ties to al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen. His brother, Cherif Kouachi, did not have militant or extremists ties. The two, practiced Muslim, and were reportedly orphaned as children.

The manhunt was immediate and was as intense as the global outpouring of solidarity identifed by three words, Je Suis Charlie, that become the rallying cry for the murdered journalists, for free press and freedom of expression.

In the three days since the horrific carnage, French police staged several raids in and around Paris arresting those suspected to have terror ties.

The brothers drove a Black Citroen C3 to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a neighbor filmed the graphic and violent cold blooded murder of an in response wounded police officer.

After they ditched the car used during the mid-morning bloodbath and in what has been described as break, one of the brothers identification had fallen on the floor of the vehicle and was found.

Carjacking a second vehicle the two drove approximately fifty miles or 80km toward the denser French countryside to the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, and closer to escape through unmanned border checkpoints.

The chase ended when the pair out of money, gasoline, tired and aware of their situation robbed a convenience store where they were recognized and immediately reported.

Elite French terror teams were dispatched to Dammartin-en-Goele near Charles De Gaulle airport International Airport. The two took a female hostage and barricaded themselves inside a factory.

The standoff ultimately lead to a gun battle, where multiple rounds were exchanged and the two were killed. The third suspect turned himself in on Wednesday as his name was mentioned on social media. He was questioned and released. 

This is a developing story.

Haute Tease

  • East Liverpool Heroin Overdose Victims Survive

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    James Lee Acord and Rhonda Pasek, the couple whose graphic overdose picture taken by responding officers has gone viral, survived the incident and after hospitalization were reprimanded to the local county jail until court appearances.

     
  • "Bolt Everything Down" New from The Marvin Dee Band; Jared Dylan’s Irish Influence Produces "Double Time"

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With little need for introduction in Rotterdam, Netherlands, acoustic pop-rockers, the Marvin Dee Band, are preparing to drop an epic second album, the first tune is out, recorded in the same studio Motown’s Marvin Gaye recorded Midnight Love.  

  • Hackett Mill presents: Jess: A Family Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hackett Mill is pleased to present a special solo exhibition of the seminal Bay Area artist, Jess. The paintings, drawings, collages, and assemblages featured will highlight the range of this avant-garde artist as seen through the lens of a single patron.

     
  • Emmanuel Macron, Essai de Définition

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Qu'est-ce que le macronisme ? Sujet d'interrogation qui ne lasse pas de questionner quidams et politologues dans un monde bouleversé et en manque de repères. Et si justement, le macronisme était le fruit de l'absence de vision.  

  • From CANNES: Marin Karmitz Honored by the 71st Festival de Cannes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    On the occasion of the Dinner for Professionals of the world film industry organized by the Festival de Cannes on Friday, May 11th, a tribute will be paid to Marin Karmitz for all his work in favor of auteur cinema.

     
  • REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG, Delivers Championship Entertainment

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG and Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Bob Zemeckis, brings to the screen a futuristic, fast action, emotional story of hope and triumph of the human spirit.   

     
  • THE MARINE 3: HOME FRONT Review: Director Scott Wiper and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin Score the Win

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    THE MARINE 3: HOMEFRONT, from WWE Studios and FOX Home Entertainment, is the third installment in the successful THE MARINE franchise and brings World Wrestling Entertainment star MikeThe MizMizanin to the big screen.

     
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me Review - Brilliant Performances Drive this True Story

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Can You Ever Forgive Me, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the true story of biographer Lee Israel and her foray into the life of forging remembrances of literary masters as she scrounges to make the rent in Manhattan.

     
  • American Honey Review – Engaging, Raw, A Millennial Road Trip

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    American Honey, from A24 and British Film Institute, presents a raw look at midwestern American millennials, wake, booze and baker’s, living life on the edge, without thought hoping for one chance they bond on the road.

     
  • Z by Zevarra - The New Name in Plus Size Fashion

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    This has been a long time coming! A plus size brand that is actually worth wearing. It is known plus size women to have a hard time finding a brand that has the sex appeal they deserve. Z by Zevarra is not just a brand it’s a lifestyle. Every woman should exude confidence and be care free of fashion disasters!

     
  • Hotel Domestique Review - Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie, an intimate, culturally-styled property guaranteed with each stay to invigorate mind, body and soul.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Asian Agenda;Texas Church Shooting; New York Terror Attack; Wall Street

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump began his ten day, five nation, Asian trip this week, stopping in Hawaii before embarking on the most comprehensive Pacific Rim journey undertaken by any Administration in nearly twenty-five years presenting a dedicated, focused agenda. 

     
  • Gas Main Explosion Levels Building in East Village; Scores Injured

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A suspected gas main explosion leveled a building on Manhattan’s lower east side injuring dozens some critical as firefighters attempted to contain the quickly spreading seven alarm inferno before it consumed the adjoining buildings.

     
  • Money News: Big Giving for Small Nonprofits: How to Leave Your Legacy with Impact

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    While no one likes reminders of their mortality, there are some decisions that you can make today that will leave a lasting good long after your time on Earth. One of the most important steps you can take now is to choose a smaller, community-based organization to gift a portion of your remaining assets.

     
  • A Simple Favor Review - A Mind Bending Suburbian Psychological Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Simple Favor, from Lionsgate and Feigco Entertainment, presents the story of secrets, lies, the buried past, truth, denial, manipulation, a sexy husband, two beautiful women, one sophisticated, powerful, one tenacious, a celebrity vlogger.