Wednesday October 1, 2014

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The previously undisclosed breach, confirmed by two sources familiar with the case, raises new questions about the agency’s ability to protect the president.  More…

Keystone Cops to replace incompetent White House security?

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion. Pierson disclosed that there have been six fence-jumpers this year alone, including one just eight days before Army veteran Omar J. Gonzalez scaled the fence on Sept. 19.  More…

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. This is his second DUI charge.  More…

South Carolina trooper shoots unarmed man

One moment, a man reaches into his vehicle after a South Carolina trooper asked for his driver’s license. Seconds later, the trooper shoots him, and the man asks why. Days afterward, prosecutors aren’t satisfied with the answer.  More…

$1.5 million payout for woman beaten by California trooper

A 51-year-old great-grandmother shown in a video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the law enforcement agency, its media relations office said.  More…

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.  More…

Lois Lerner Compares Herself To Jeffrey Dahmer

Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffery Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner said she has been the recipient of threats and hate mail, describing how one person called her “the worst person ever in the United States.” “I just thought, ‘Boy, worse than Jeffrey Dahmer?’”  More…

Student put in detention for sharing school lunch

An eighth grade student in California got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday. Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria. But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.  More…

You Can Now Go to Jail for Having a Toy Gun in Atlantic City

Atlantic City’s city council just unanimously voted to ban selling or owning “realistic-looking” toy guns. The ordinance bans the “sale, possession or use of any imitation firearms… which aren’t bright, fluorescent colors or transparent.”  More…

Vermont schools ban brownies: Given kale instead

Brownies and other chocolate treats are now officially banned by the state. Vermont Watchdog reports the state is now pushing fruit kebabs, kale and gluten-free paleo lemon bars as school treats. The ban comes in an attempt to comply with new federal school lunch and snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.  More…

Minnesota’s largest high school ditches Michelle Obama’s lunch rules

There’s a sign in the lunchroom of Minnesota’s Sartell High School: Students can choose two packets of barbecue sauce, or three ketchup packets, or two ketchups and a mustard, or just one packet of mayonnaise. The new condiment quotas are the product of new federal regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama that strictly limit calories, fat, sodium, sugar and most other nutritional elements of school snacks and lunch foods.  More…

Update: Ex-intern drops suit, apologizes to Letterman

A former “Late Show” intern who recently sued David Letterman over unpaid wages issued a public apology Wednesday to the retiring king of late night — saying she was coerced by stupid lawyer tricks. “I have nothing but respect for David Letterman and the whole organization,” a contrite Mallory Musallam told The Post. “I wore that internship as a badge of pride.”  More…