Thursday July 31, 2014

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in damages against Chris Kyle, slain Navy SEAL sniper

A jury in Minnesota awarded $1.845 million in damages Tuesday to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, deciding that he was defamed by the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle who said he punched Ventura out in a bar in 2006 after the former governor said the SEALs “deserved to lose a few” in war.  More…

Wal-Mart refuses to sell beer to dad shopping with daughter

Jim Davis simply wanted to buy two six packs of Budweiser and some Smirnoff for his wife. But when the 57-year-old reached the checkout counter at the Wal-Mart Supercenter with $80 in groceries and the alcohol, something odd happened. The clerk carded his 15-year-old daughter — not him. Because the teen had no ID, the employee refused to sell to Davis.  More…

Border patrol points loaded gun at Boy Scout troop – threatens young scouts

Jim Fox, Boy Scout Troop 111 leader, told Iowa KCCI television the boys were threatened by the agents for taking a photo. “The agent took his camera. Told them they would be arrested. Fined possibly $10,000 and ten years in prison… The agent had a loaded gun pointed at the boy’s head… I am outraged by the fact that we have 18 boy scouts that want to come home. Yet, we have southern borders …It’s like a sieve.” 

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago. About 1,300 burger flippers will be asked to do "whatever it takes" to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Fells, organizing director of the Service Employees International Union.  More…

Obese man seeks release from house arrest because he can’t leave home

A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced. His argument: He’s too heavy to leave home anyway, so house arrest is unnecessary.  More…

Texas woman who sent ricin, sentenced to 18 years in prison

A Texas woman was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, the maximum sentence under her plea deal on a charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.  More…

U.S. Surrenders: Mystery Deepens Around White Flags Flying on Brooklyn Bridge

The mystery surrounding two white flags that appeared on top of the Brooklyn Bridge today deepened as the New York City Police Department admitted they don’t know who committed the security breach or how they accomplished it. White flags, which are symbols of surrender, flew from poles on the stone supports atop the famed bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.  More…

New Obama rule could force cities to house illegals

The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And it’s the federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.  More…

Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to a video of the incident. This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death.  More…

California couple conserves amid drought, could face fine for brown lawn

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state’s ongoing drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore – despite emergency statewide orders to conserve.  More…

Airport rental car agencies now dumping grounds for pot

Rental car workers at Denver International Airport say pot tourists are regularly leaving them with marijuana that travelers don’t want to try to carry through DIA. While small amounts of marijuana are legal in Colorado, prominent signs warn travelers it’s unlawful to move pot through the airport.  More…

Update: DOJ investigates Nebraska parade outhouse float that was critical of Obama

Apparently with nothing more important going on, attorney general Eric Holder has sent a member of his Community Relations Service team of the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.  More…