Wednesday August 27, 2014

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice

On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor.  More…

Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexican Illegals: ‘You’re All Welcome in California’

According to the LA Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States. “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown said."  More…

Lawyer for freakish suspect in gruesome triple murder fears his client’s horns and ’666′ tattoo could turn jurors against him

A Massachusetts lawyer is concerned that it will be difficult to find impartial jurors for an upcoming murder trial given his client’s unique appearance, namely, implanted horns and a satanic tattoo. Caius Veiovis’ signature look includes two rows of bumps resembling horns protruding from his forehead, a ‘666’ tattoo between them, and other facial and neck tattoos.  More…

Mom Accused of Lying About Daughter Having Cancer

Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.  More…

Boston Terror Suspect’s Widow Is Living With His Sisters

The widow of the late Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now living quietly with his two sisters in the Garden State. As a new report from Boston’s WCVB showed, Katherine Russell, 25, has left her parents’ home in Rhode Island to move in with Tamerlan’s sisters.  More…

Former student sues over backpack she designed and sold at Barnes & Noble

Diana Rubio, 33, says she designed the ‘Everything Backpack’ when assigned to come up with a ‘Back to Campus’ idea for Barnes & Noble for her class at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The book store used her design, and the backpack was a successful product. Rubio said she received no money from the sales. Now she has filed a lawsuit.  More…

Police instructor tells it like it is; Defends police brutality

In an effort to stir things up further, a 17-year LAPD officer says “Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge, or scream that you pay my salary.” Sunil Dutta says to never argue with police, and do what the officer tells you to – and you won’t get hurt.  More…

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, allegedly suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital eye socket fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun. “The Assistant Police Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side.” “He was beaten very severely.”  More…

Ferguson Looter: ‘I’m Proud Of Us, We Deserve This’

Ferguson protesters continue to fill the streets, while officers try to enforce tighter restrictions. One looter said he was proud of what he was doing. “I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post. “St. Louis — not going to take this anymore.” A police officer who asked not to be identified labeled it “looting tourism.”  More…

Redskins walk onto field in support of robbery suspect

Several NFL Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.  More…

Burglar in Texas closet heist says jewels and goods are fake

The dramatic heist of nearly $1million in designer bags, jewelry and furs from the 3,000-square-foot closet of a Houston socialite has taken a strange media twist involving a failed ransom plot. A person claiming to be the thief sent several of the stolen items to a weekly newspaper, claiming that they were fake and therefore worthless.  More…

Boy, 14, lived in Texas Walmart for four days

Walmart has everything you could ever need, so why leave?

That seems to be the idea one 14-year-old had when he was caught living in a 24-hour Walmart for two days. The teen went unnoticed for so long by constantly changing clothes and hiding in two carefully crafted secret forts behind the store’s stockpiles of goods.  More…