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  • Update: Ethan Stacy murder *Mother, Stephanie Sloop, pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison*

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Ethan Stacy News Archive: Ethan Stacy murder Stephanie Sloop pleads guilty to murder in death of 4-year-old son Ethan Stacy Utah mom pleads guilty, gets 20-to-life in son’s death ‘I failed horribly,’ says mother of slain Ethan Stacy Stephanie Sloop takes plea deal in Ethan Stacy murder Stephanie Sloop takes plea deal, pleads guilty to murder Prison for Utah mother in death of 4-year-old son Mother takes plea deal in 4-year-old son’s death INMATE INFORMATION Offender Number: 220734 Offender Name: STEPHANIE CHRISTINA SLOOP DOB: Fri, 21 Jan 1983 Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches…
  • 20 Years Ago and Today

    Crime and Consequences Blog
    Kent Scheidegger
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
      It was 20 years ago today that a domestic terrorist murdered 168 people in Oklahoma City, setting off a vehicle bomb in front of the federal building.  In this famous photograph by Charles Porter IV, fireman Chris Fields cradles infant Baylee Almon, who did not survive.Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for this crime on August 14, 1997.  He was executed June 11, 2001, less than four years later.  Why so quickly?  What lesson is there for those seeking justice in the present day? McVeigh's crime provided the political force needed to pass the landmark reform of…
  • Oakland murder conviction upheld on testimony by accomplice, informant

    Crime Scene Blog
    Bob Egelko
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Testimony by an accomplice to a crime can’t be used to convict someone unless it’s corroborated by other evidence. The same holds true, under California law, for testimony by a jailhouse informant. But a state appeals court says testimony by an accomplice and informant can be used to corroborate each other. On that basis, the court upheld the murder conviction and life-without-parole sentence of an Oakland man for a fatal shooting during a $10 robbery. George Huggins, then 24, and his girlfriend, Althea Housley, accosted Jinghong Kang, 45, a visitor from Fairfax, Va., on a downtown…
  • First Rule of Daycare

    Dumb Criminals
    cecilia
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    I have a feeling I’ve posted about Fight Club before. There’s just something mesmerizing about men engaging in physical violence in a green filtered lens, all for the purpose of conveying a Very Deep Message. What exactly is the message? Quit your job for the health of your soul? Quit your job because we all [...] Related posts: You Talkin’ To Me? Exactly what drives people over the edge? Everyone has a... Honk Honk What are two events that should never mix? Sex and... Bruce Would Be Disappointed My favorite action flick is Die Hard. My favorite Christmas... YARPP powered by…
  • CBS Announces Season Finale Storylines

    CSI Files
    Rachel
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:46 pm
    CBS released episode descriptions for the upcoming season finales of CSI: Cyber, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Criminal Minds. You can find the plot details after the jump! Criminal Minds will air its season ten finale on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the synopsis: “The Hunt” – When Kate’s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) niece, Meg (Hailey Sole), and her best friend, Markayla (guest star Taylor Mosby), are kidnapped, the BAU suspects an online predator engaged in sex trafficking who poses as a teenage boy. On Tuesday, May 12, NCIS concludes its twelfth…
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    Bonnie's Blog of Crime

  • Update: Ethan Stacy murder *Mother, Stephanie Sloop, pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison*

    mylifeofcrime
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Ethan Stacy News Archive: Ethan Stacy murder Stephanie Sloop pleads guilty to murder in death of 4-year-old son Ethan Stacy Utah mom pleads guilty, gets 20-to-life in son’s death ‘I failed horribly,’ says mother of slain Ethan Stacy Stephanie Sloop takes plea deal in Ethan Stacy murder Stephanie Sloop takes plea deal, pleads guilty to murder Prison for Utah mother in death of 4-year-old son Mother takes plea deal in 4-year-old son’s death INMATE INFORMATION Offender Number: 220734 Offender Name: STEPHANIE CHRISTINA SLOOP DOB: Fri, 21 Jan 1983 Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches…
  • Monsters Among Us: Seth Andrew Techel killed his wife Lisa and their unborn child, Zoe; Sentenced to LWOP plus 25 years

    mylifeofcrime
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Lisa Caldwell Techel Man Shoots Pregnant Wife to Hide Affair; Deadly Love Triangle Iowa man tried for the 3rd time in murder of pregnant wife Iowa man faces 3rd trial in death of pregnant wife Husband’s ex-mistress testifies in Iowa murder case Seth Techel convicted of killing pregnant wife Techel Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder, Victim’s Family Speaks Out Techel sentenced for killing his pregnant wife Seth Techel convicted of killing pregnant wife Todd Caldwell: Family ‘doing all right’ Tribute to Lisa Marie: Movies/Documentaries Dateline: Before Dawn Scorned: Love…
  • Boyfriends From Hell: Brandon Lamar Holmes charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Ja Lierion Patterson; Mother, Shaniqua Chantal Watson also charged

    mylifeofcrime
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Ja Lierion Patterson Father, neighbors mourn 3-year-old who died from abuse 2 Arrested In Death Of Greenwood 3-year-old Mom charged with homicide by child abuse in death of boy, 3 Police: 2 charged after 3-year-old Greenwood boy dies Death of child investigated, two charged 2 Arrested In Death Of Greenwood 3-year-old Brandon Lamar Holmes and Shaniqua Chantal Watson
  • Parents Gone Wild! Quentico Jason Dunlap charged with the murder of his 2-month-old daughter, Takari Louise Dunlap

    mylifeofcrime
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Takari Louise Dunlap Takari Louise Dunlap obituary Greenwood father charged in death of infant daughter Officials: Father charged in death of 3-month-old SC dad charged with murder after baby daughter dies Upstate deputies say father shook 3-month-old daughter to death Greenwood father charged in death of infant daughter Coroner: Baby dies of head injury Quentico Jason Dunlap
  • Update: Odin Lloyd murder *Aaron Michael Hernandez convicted of his murder, sentenced to LWOP*

    mylifeofcrime
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Odin Lloyd News Archive: Odin Lloyd murder Don’t let Aaron Hernandez’s fame overshadow Odin Lloyd’s life Girlfriend of Hernandez wants perjury charge dropped in murder case Carlos Ortiz: Aaron Hernandez put guns in basement Witness changes key part of story Hernandez’s girlfriend lied at least 29 times, prosecutors say Judge’s decisions ‘made verdict strong’ in Aaron Hernandez trial Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in death of Odin Lloyd Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder Aaron Hernandez Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Sentenced to Life in…
 
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  • 20 Years Ago and Today

    Kent Scheidegger
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
      It was 20 years ago today that a domestic terrorist murdered 168 people in Oklahoma City, setting off a vehicle bomb in front of the federal building.  In this famous photograph by Charles Porter IV, fireman Chris Fields cradles infant Baylee Almon, who did not survive.Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for this crime on August 14, 1997.  He was executed June 11, 2001, less than four years later.  Why so quickly?  What lesson is there for those seeking justice in the present day? McVeigh's crime provided the political force needed to pass the landmark reform of…
  • Pot Never Killed Anybody.....Oh......Wait......

    Bill Otis
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    CJLF takes no position on pot legalization.  Kent has said he regards it as inevitable. My view is that pot became de facto legal long ago, and that the whole debate is therefore mostly academic.  But. yes, if you light up on the steps of the US Attorney's Office, you'll probably get a summons, anyway.  Then, in all likelihood, some AUSA will get in your face  --  before he dismisses the case or settles for a $50 fine.One of the items I frequently see from legalizers is the assertion that pot never killed anyone.  Of course that's not the point; shoplifitng never…
  • Intelligence Squared Debate Video

    Kent Scheidegger
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The permanent link to the Intelligence Squared debate is:http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1254-abolish-the-death-penaltyThe full video is now available on the site. 
  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Only Minor Changes In Vermont's Sex Offender Laws:  A high-risk sex offender was released from a Vermont after maxing out his sentence, despite his refusal to seek treatment while incarcerated, sparking public demand for stricter sex offender laws.  Alex Keefe and Lynne McCrea of VPR report that lawmakers are considering two weak reforms.  The first would be a clarification to an existing that that states sex offenders must report their plans and activities to the registry before their release from jail.  The second would improve the sex offender registry's accuracy. …
  • Bring Up, and Vote Down, an Amended JSVA

    Bill Otis
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:11 pm
    The Justice Safety Valve Act, which would effectively nullify mandatory minimum sentencing in federal law, was so radical that its co-sponsor, Sen. Pat Leahy, would not bring it up last year in his own Committee.  In this, Sen. Leahy showed his typical canny feel for the lay of the land.  Committee chairmen tend not to bring up bills they know are so ideologically lopsided they'll go down in flames. Still, Sen. Leahy and Sen. Rand "no vaccinations" Paul have co-sponsored the same bill this year.  If Sen. Leahy were still the Chairman, I have no reason to believe he'd be…
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  • Oakland murder conviction upheld on testimony by accomplice, informant

    Bob Egelko
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Testimony by an accomplice to a crime can’t be used to convict someone unless it’s corroborated by other evidence. The same holds true, under California law, for testimony by a jailhouse informant. But a state appeals court says testimony by an accomplice and informant can be used to corroborate each other. On that basis, the court upheld the murder conviction and life-without-parole sentence of an Oakland man for a fatal shooting during a $10 robbery. George Huggins, then 24, and his girlfriend, Althea Housley, accosted Jinghong Kang, 45, a visitor from Fairfax, Va., on a downtown…
  • Court upholds death sentences, but Mother Nature had the last word

    Bob Egelko
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Two Southern California juries decided that Teofilo Medina Jr. should be executed for committing four murders in a one-month crime spree in 1984, and a federal appeals court agreed Thursday. But this time, Mother Nature had the last word. Medina, a Death Row inmate since 1987, had been moved to hospice care at a Vacaville prison in January after surgery for cancer that had spread to his brain, his lawyers said. He died there Sunday at age 70. He was the second condemned inmate to die of natural causes in the last week, and the 67th overall since California reinstated the death penalty in…
  • Challengers to prison solitary gain support from Justice Kennedy

    Bob Egelko
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Inmates challenging lengthy solitary confinement in California prisons, a case scheduled to go to trial in Oakland this December, gained some high-placed moral support Monday from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, who sometimes uses public forums to hold forth on injustices he sees in the U.S. penal system, did just that in testimony to a House committee in Washington on the court budget. “Solitary confinement literally drives men mad,” he said, according to wire service reports. Referring to the penal system as a whole, Kennedy said, “In many respects, I think it’s…
  • Mission District protesters block police station for Alex Nieto

    Vivian Ho
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Protesters blocked traffic and chained themselves to each other in front of San Francisco police’s Mission Station Monday morning to mark the one-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Alex Nieto. People's Trial of Alex Nieto's killers #Justice4AlexNieto We want an independent federal investigation! pic.twitter.com/lSQJoN8KLt — Justice4AlexNieto (@j4alexnieto) March 23, 2015 Protestors shut down Mission Police Station and Valencia St. on anniversary of Alex Nieto death. pic.twitter.com/sbyqIOmXqE — Josh Keppel (@joshkeppel) March 23, 2015 Protest to mark the one-year…
  • State high court may decide whether gun in a backpack is ‘carried’

    Bob Egelko
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    It’s a crime for someone to carry a loaded gun or a concealed stabbing knife “upon his or her person.” But what about carrying it in a backpack? California appellate courts are divided – making it a crime for a gun but not for a knife — and now the state Supreme Court has been asked to settle the issue. The lawyer for a Los Angeles County man appealed to the high court March 13 after a lower court reinstated criminal charges against him for carrying a loaded revolver in his backpack while a police officer was chasing him. A Superior Court judge had dismissed the charges against…
 
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    Dumb Criminals

  • First Rule of Daycare

    cecilia
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    I have a feeling I’ve posted about Fight Club before. There’s just something mesmerizing about men engaging in physical violence in a green filtered lens, all for the purpose of conveying a Very Deep Message. What exactly is the message? Quit your job for the health of your soul? Quit your job because we all [...] Related posts: You Talkin’ To Me? Exactly what drives people over the edge? Everyone has a... Honk Honk What are two events that should never mix? Sex and... Bruce Would Be Disappointed My favorite action flick is Die Hard. My favorite Christmas... YARPP powered by…
  • Still Better Than Apple Maps

    cecilia
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever wanted to do? We all have a bucket list of epic proportions, yet most of us at least attempt to keep our goals within legal parameters. For example, my proudest accomplishment is consuming an entire airline sandwich, much to the repulsion of my family and every passenger in near [...] Related posts: Godzilla Spoiler Alert Have you ever had a driving nightmare? I’ve had them... Specialty Toppings How much do you trust the people making your food?... At Least Nash Is Happy What’s the deal with body hair removal? Just something for... YARPP powered by…
  • Only Lawyer Worse Than Zuckercorn

    cecilia
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    What happens when your lawyer himself doesn’t obey the law? You’re screwed. That’s as ridiculous as a butcher going vegetarian or an author who doesn’t read. Worse yet, a teacher who doesn’t know how to teach…because, golly gee, none of us have ever experienced that before, right? While in a Connecticut courtroom, a defense attorney stood [...] Related posts: Is That Ranch Or…? Most people would do anything to lose weight. Anything that... “There’s Final Hits and Final Hits” My father told me a story about one of his... The Cool Dad Having a kid can ruin a lot of things.
  • Say Hello…

    cecilia
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    They say at any given time, all objects around you can be used as a weapon. While this appeals to the yet-to-be released mega-fighter badass side of me, I’d like to see someone defend herself against a home intruder with a miniature stapler. Maybe see someone take down an IHOP robber with some sugar-free butter [...] Related posts: Got Schooled What are your favorite schoolbus memories? My mom fondly remembers... Eat Fresh (And Get On the Effing Ground) Part of growing up is understanding that I don’t have... Any More Black Friday Sales on Hats? Ladies, there’s nothing more important…
  • You Talkin’ To Me?

    cecilia
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Exactly what drives people over the edge? Everyone has a breaking point I suppose. All you have to do is watch the Cell Block Tango from Chicago to figure out what causes women to lose their sanity. You may also figure out what the term “murder boner” means in the process. A mother from Illinois [...] Related posts: At Least Nash Is Happy What’s the deal with body hair removal? Just something for... One Hit and You’re McGone-aughey Which movies of this year have you seen so far?... Godzilla Spoiler Alert Have you ever had a driving nightmare? I’ve had them... YARPP powered by…
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    CSI Files

  • CBS Announces Season Finale Storylines

    Rachel
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:46 pm
    CBS released episode descriptions for the upcoming season finales of CSI: Cyber, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Criminal Minds. You can find the plot details after the jump! Criminal Minds will air its season ten finale on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the synopsis: “The Hunt” – When Kate’s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) niece, Meg (Hailey Sole), and her best friend, Markayla (guest star Taylor Mosby), are kidnapped, the BAU suspects an online predator engaged in sex trafficking who poses as a teenage boy. On Tuesday, May 12, NCIS concludes its twelfth…
  • ‘Criminal Minds’ & ‘CSI:Cyber’ Ratings & Promos Are Available

    Rachel
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Criminal Minds and CSI: Cyber aired new episodes last night, and you can find ratings, video links and next week’s promo after the jump! The twentieth episode of Criminal Minds’ tenth season, “A Place at the Table”, aired at 9:00pm ET/PT. The episode pulled in 10.20 million viewers and a 2.0 rating/6 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers. You can watch “A Place at the Table” on CBS.com, XFinity TV or CTV; and check out the promo for next week below (also available on SpoilerTV): CSI: Cyber aired the sixth episode of the season at 10:00pm…
  • Take A Look At Tonight’s ‘Criminal Minds’ & ‘CSI:Cyber’

    Rachel
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Criminal Minds and CSI: Cyber have new episodes on the schedule tonight. You can find sneak peeks, quotes, tweets and photos after the jump! Here is the first clip from the Criminal Minds episode “A Place at the Table”, featuring Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and guest star Ed Asner as his father-in-law, Roy Brooks. (You can also find it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.) Sneak peek number two features Dr Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness). (It’s also available on CBS.com and CBS Press Express.) TV Guide shared this…
  • ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS:NOLA’ Ratings & Episode Links Are Available

    Rachel
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans aired new episodes last night, and you can find ratings and links to watch the episodes after the jump! The twenty-first episode of NCIS’s twelfth season, “Lost in Translation”, pulled in 15.40 million viewers at 8:00pm, earning a 1.9 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers. If you missed the episode, or would like to watch it again, it’s available on CBS.com, XFinity TV or Global TV. CBS has a repeat scheduled for next week. NCIS: NOLA’s twentieth episode, “Rock-A-Bye-Baby”, was watched by 14.06…
  • Watch Clips From Tonight’s ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS:NOLA’

    Rachel
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans have new episodes on the schedule tonight. You can find sneak peeks, tweets and photos after the jump! Here’s the first clip from the NCIS episode “Lost in Translation”, featuring Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly). (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.) This second scene features Tony and McGee. (It’s also available on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.) Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including some shared during filming: 7…
 
 
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  • Footballer helps make dying wish come true

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Footballer helps make dying wish come trueAPDwayne Bowe visited huge Kansas Chiefs fan Betty, 86, to grant her final wish -- and like he always does at games, he gave her a kiss.Bittersweet last kiss you must seeTake a peek Beckham, daughter are adorable'Promposal' gets a little awkward
  • Shooter at large after college mixer shooting

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Shooter at large after college mixer shootingAPThree people were shot and wounded Saturday night during a university-sanctioned cookout on the Delaware State Univ. campus.Students told to stay inside More headlinesReport reveals new VA scandalsal-Qaida ascendant in Yemen
  • Jewelry trend we can't stop obsessing over

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Jewelry trend we can't stop obsessing overJoyusThese are not your typical earrings. They're a step up from a traditional stud, and with just the right amount of sparkle, we're in love.Exclusive on must-have ear jacketsMore videos to shopLatest skincare miracle productSandals you'll wear all season
  • FBI gave flawed testimony in 2 decades of trials

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    FBI gave flawed testimony in 2 decades of trialsGettyThe DOJ and FBI have acknowledged that examiners in a forensic unit favored prosecutors in all trials before 2000.Possible innocent convictionsMore headlinesClues sought in double homicideISIS uses drones in oil assault
  • Capsized boat leaves hundreds of people at sea

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Capsized boat leaves hundreds of people at seaGettyHundreds of migrants are feared dead Sunday in what may be the 'biggest human tragedy of the last few years.'Tragic scene unfoldingMore headlinesLeaders see threats to economyUS Treasury urges Greece deal
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  • Footballer helps make dying wish come true

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Footballer helps make dying wish come trueAPDwayne Bowe visited huge Kansas Chiefs fan Betty, 86, to grant her final wish -- and like he always does at games, he gave her a kiss.Bittersweet last kiss you must seeTake a peek Beckham, daughter are adorable'Promposal' gets a little awkward
  • Shooter at large after college mixer shooting

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Shooter at large after college mixer shootingAPThree people were shot and wounded Saturday night during a university-sanctioned cookout on the Delaware State Univ. campus.Students told to stay inside More headlinesReport reveals new VA scandalsal-Qaida ascendant in Yemen
  • Jewelry trend we can't stop obsessing over

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Jewelry trend we can't stop obsessing overJoyusThese are not your typical earrings. They're a step up from a traditional stud, and with just the right amount of sparkle, we're in love.Exclusive on must-have ear jacketsMore videos to shopLatest skincare miracle productSandals you'll wear all season
  • FBI gave flawed testimony in 2 decades of trials

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    FBI gave flawed testimony in 2 decades of trialsGettyThe DOJ and FBI have acknowledged that examiners in a forensic unit favored prosecutors in all trials before 2000.Possible innocent convictionsMore headlinesClues sought in double homicideISIS uses drones in oil assault
  • Capsized boat leaves hundreds of people at sea

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Capsized boat leaves hundreds of people at seaGettyHundreds of migrants are feared dead Sunday in what may be the 'biggest human tragedy of the last few years.'Tragic scene unfoldingMore headlinesLeaders see threats to economyUS Treasury urges Greece deal
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  • Economic crisis strengthening Mafia, report suggests – Canada.com

    Mafia Family
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    TVNZ Economic crisis strengthening Mafia, report suggestsCanada.com, CanadaItaly's four biggest Mafia organizations — Calabria's 'Ndrangheta, Sicily's Cosa Nostra, Naples' Camorra and Puglia's Sacra Corona Unita — are believed to count for a large chunk of Italy's economic output. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has …10/03/2009New arrest of suspected mafia member in Spain Expatica SpainDeath in Naples Special [...] Related posts: Economic crisis strengthening Mafia, report suggests – Canada.com Economic crisis strengthening Mafia, report…
  • Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News

    Mafia Family
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Sky NewsSon Of New York Mafia Boss Facing TrialSky NewsJohn Gotti Junior, son of one of the most famous New York City crime bosses, is set to go on trial over racketeering and conspiracy charges. Fourth trial for NY mafia scion starts in NYAFPJohn Gotti Junior goes on trial for racketeeringTelegraph.co.ukNY feds to nail mafia 'boss'Straits TimesMyStateline.com -United Press International -The Ageall 86 news articles » Related posts: Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News Son Of New York…
  • Richard Marx defends the RIAA's $1.92 million scapegoat – Chicago Sun-Times

    Mafia Family
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    Richard Marx defends the RIAA's .92 million scapegoatChicago Sun-TimesTo his credit, however, the Chicago-born and resident-still lite-rocker Marx has issued a strongly worded defense of Thomas-Rasset that is just as much an … and more » Related posts: Richard Marx defends the RIAA's $1.92 million scapegoat – Chicago Sun-Times Richard Marx defends the RIAA's $1.92 million scapegoat – Chicago Sun-Times Richard Marx defends the RIAA's $1.92 million scapegoat – Chicago Sun-Times
  • Great expectations frustrated – Messenger.ge

    Mafia Family
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Great expectations frustratedMessenger.ge, Georgia - Dec 2, 2008Our business – ‘cosa nostra’ in Italian – but hopefully without the criminality! There is no unity among the opposition as to how to facilitate a change of … Related posts: Great expectations frustrated – Messenger.ge Great expectations frustrated – Messenger.ge Great expectations frustrated – Messenger.ge
  • gambling opponents’ message goes unheard – Southtown Star

    Mafia Family
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    gambling opponents' message goes unheardSouthtown Star"My bottom came when I borrowed money from somebody in the Mafia," he said. "There was a problem with one of my payments. A guy hightailed it over to my Related posts: Chicago can have its very own games – Southtown Star Grand jury indicts pair for illegal gambling operation – Stratford Star Grand jury indicts pair for illegal gambling operation – Stratford Star
 
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  • Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
      Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]
  • Fewer Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    For every 1,000 petitioned delinquency cases, 4 were waived to criminal court In 2011, U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled more than 1.2 million delinquency cases. More than half (54%) of these cases were handled formally (i.e., a petition was filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing). Of the petitioned delinquency caseload, about 1% resulted in judicial waiver to adult […]
  • Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system. Virtually all offenders convicted of a federal crime are released from prison eventually and return to society or, in the case of illegal aliens, are deported to their country of origin. Yet in fiscal year 2013 federal judges imposed a sentence of life imprisonment […]
  • The Perceived Risk of Marijuana Declines-Synthetic Pot Risk Increases

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    An indicator of marijuana use, the perceived risk of harm is declining among U.S. 12th grader (25 to 16 percent) even as the perceived risk of using synthetic marijuana increases. The percentage of high school seniors who perceived great risk from occasional use of synthetic marijuana increased from 33% in 2012 (the first year it […]
  • One child in every 25 in the United States is abused or neglected

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The fourth cycle of the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect collected data in 2005–2006. The National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) reports information on children harmed or believed to be harmed by maltreatment. Child maltreatment includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and physical, emotional, and educational neglect by a caretaker. While the NIS does include children who were […]
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  • The Walter Scott Shooting

    Pat Brown
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    by Pat BrownI recently appeared on CNN to talk about the Walter Scott case and a lot of people are angry over what I said or what I was trying to say. The host of the show had her own agenda of what she wanted me to talk about and kept trying to cut me off, so I lacked the time to present a complete analysis. Some have called me a shill which, if anyone has followed me for any length of time, they know I always just say what I think and I do not speak on behalf of any "side" or organization. I don't have an agenda except for the truth and keeping things in perspective and not going…
  • Crime Writing: The Almost New York Times Bestseller

    Cathy Scott
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Fourteen years ago, on October 1, 2000, crime writer Cathy Scott's second book, The Murder of Biggie Smalls, was released by MacMillan. A few weeks later, she received a phone call that it had sold enough copies the first week to qualify the hardcover as a New York Times bestseller. It was fantastic news, something every author wants to hear. But with it came bad news too. Read full article
  • Former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross Pens Book

    Women in Crime Ink
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Rick Ross was a drug kingpin in the 1980s and early '90s running a multi-million-dollar operation that spanned across the U.S. His world came crashing down when he landed in prison during a federal sting operation after he'd left the business and gone legit. But he was lured back in by his main source, who was working for the feds.Now, Ross has teamed with bestselling crime writer Cathy Scott and released a book that is a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a kid born into poverty in rural Texas ended up a high-profile player in the drug game. It's titled Freeway Rick Ross: The…
  • How To Meditate the Easy Way

    DrGinaSimmons
    21 May 2014 | 5:47 pm
    How To Meditate the Easy Way
  • Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality

    DrGinaSimmons
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality
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  • Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
      Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]
  • Fewer Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    For every 1,000 petitioned delinquency cases, 4 were waived to criminal court In 2011, U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled more than 1.2 million delinquency cases. More than half (54%) of these cases were handled formally (i.e., a petition was filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing). Of the petitioned delinquency caseload, about 1% resulted in judicial waiver to adult […]
  • Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system. Virtually all offenders convicted of a federal crime are released from prison eventually and return to society or, in the case of illegal aliens, are deported to their country of origin. Yet in fiscal year 2013 federal judges imposed a sentence of life imprisonment […]
  • The Perceived Risk of Marijuana Declines-Synthetic Pot Risk Increases

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    An indicator of marijuana use, the perceived risk of harm is declining among U.S. 12th grader (25 to 16 percent) even as the perceived risk of using synthetic marijuana increases. The percentage of high school seniors who perceived great risk from occasional use of synthetic marijuana increased from 33% in 2012 (the first year it […]
  • One child in every 25 in the United States is abused or neglected

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The fourth cycle of the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect collected data in 2005–2006. The National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) reports information on children harmed or believed to be harmed by maltreatment. Child maltreatment includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and physical, emotional, and educational neglect by a caretaker. While the NIS does include children who were […]
 
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    Women in Crime Ink

  • The Walter Scott Shooting

    Pat Brown
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    by Pat BrownI recently appeared on CNN to talk about the Walter Scott case and a lot of people are angry over what I said or what I was trying to say. The host of the show had her own agenda of what she wanted me to talk about and kept trying to cut me off, so I lacked the time to present a complete analysis. Some have called me a shill which, if anyone has followed me for any length of time, they know I always just say what I think and I do not speak on behalf of any "side" or organization. I don't have an agenda except for the truth and keeping things in perspective and not going…
  • Crime Writing: The Almost New York Times Bestseller

    Cathy Scott
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Fourteen years ago, on October 1, 2000, crime writer Cathy Scott's second book, The Murder of Biggie Smalls, was released by MacMillan. A few weeks later, she received a phone call that it had sold enough copies the first week to qualify the hardcover as a New York Times bestseller. It was fantastic news, something every author wants to hear. But with it came bad news too. Read full article
  • Former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross Pens Book

    Women in Crime Ink
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Rick Ross was a drug kingpin in the 1980s and early '90s running a multi-million-dollar operation that spanned across the U.S. His world came crashing down when he landed in prison during a federal sting operation after he'd left the business and gone legit. But he was lured back in by his main source, who was working for the feds.Now, Ross has teamed with bestselling crime writer Cathy Scott and released a book that is a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a kid born into poverty in rural Texas ended up a high-profile player in the drug game. It's titled Freeway Rick Ross: The…
  • How To Meditate the Easy Way

    DrGinaSimmons
    21 May 2014 | 5:47 pm
    How To Meditate the Easy Way
  • Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality

    DrGinaSimmons
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality
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  • Statute of Limitation Laws for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Statute of Limitation Laws for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in New Hampshire If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in New Hampshire through the negligence of another driver, you should first seek medical help, and then it would be in your best interest to seek an experienced personal injury law firm for legal help. NH law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury law suit. A timely filed legal claim can help you recover compensation for your injuries.   How Much Time Do I Have To File a Lawsuit? The NH statute of limitations in a personal injury matter is…
  • Injured From a Slip & Fall or Roof Collapse in New Hampshire?

    Tenn And Tenn
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    Winter in New Hampshire means snow! And there was lots of it this year. There is a growing concern of roofs collapsing in New Hampshire due to the record amount of snow this winter. The concern came true as heavy snow stormed parts of New Hampshire led to the collapse of roofs and loss of properties in different parts of the state. Devastation was worse in parts of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where it caused havoc in many buildings. Because of too much snow, 500 to 700 residents were displaced after the roof of their apartment building collapsed. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The property owner…
  • St. Patrick’s Day in New Hampshire – Be Safe & Avoid a DUI

    Tenn And Tenn
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Irish green is about to cover all of New Hampshire next week, and it won’t be from spring time grass,  just yet. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is fast approaching and plans for state-wide festivities are in full gear. One of the largest parties this year will be at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester on March 30th.  Along with large parties and green beer comes increased police presence and an increase in the chances of being involved in an accident. In fact, there are thousands of people each year who are involved in car accidents related to alcohol. One third of all traffic…
  • Injured by a New Hampshire Snow Plow This Winter?

    Tenn And Tenn
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
     Thousands of snowplow accidents occur every year especially in states with heavy snowfall during the winter season! In the state of New Hampshire alone at least several hundred accidents take place during the snowy part of year. The most common accidents that occur involve snowplows. How do you know if you can obtain any compensation for injuries caused after being struck by a snow plow in NH? You must determine fault for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can investigate the accident and help determine if the snowplow or operator is the cause of the collision. If the…
  • New Domestic Violence Law in New Hampshire as of January 2015 – Joshua’s Law

    Tenn And Tenn
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    New Domestic Violence Law in New Hampshire as of January 2015 – Joshua’s Law A new law has recently been passed in New Hampshire that will provide greater protection for those who are victims of domestic violence. This New Hampshire law also known as Joshua’s Law was named after a young victim that passed away due to an abusive father. This radical new law will allow domestic violence to be placed in a category all of its own. In the past, the state of NH charged people who commend domestic violence with assault. This change in the way domestic violence is categorized will allow the…
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    The Zodiac Revisited

  • A San Diego – Riverside Connection?

    Zodiac Revisited
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    The Riverside watch For many years now, I’ve been of the opinion that the man who would later go on to become the Zodiac murdered not only Robert Domingos, Linda Edwards, and Cheri Jo Bates, but also Johnny Ray and Joyce Ann Swindle. The Swindles were from Jasper, Alabama. At seventeen years old, Johnny Ray joined the Navy. By the time 1963 was turning to 1964, the sailor’s initial enlistment was coming to an end. Johnny Ray decided to re-up. With his re-enlistment bonus in hand, he took his accumulated vacation, went back to Jasper, married his high-school sweetheart, Joyce, and…
  • Steve Hodel Returning to South Pasadena Public Library

    Zodiac Revisited
    19 Aug 2013 | 11:19 pm
    One of Zodiac Revisited’s readers passed along the following information about Steve Hodel appearing at the South Pasadena Public Library in a few days. As mentioned below, he appeared back in 2011, at which time I commented via this post. There’s a bit more information about the appearance on the city’s website. Crime Author Steve Hodel Returns to South Pasadena Library on 8/22/13 Steve Hodel, New York Times bestselling author of “Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder” and his latest “Black Dahlia Avenger II” will return for an encore ‘Author Night’…
  • The Zodiac Killer’s Forgotten Victims?

    Mike Morford
    16 Apr 2013 | 2:49 pm
    For Anybody living in Northern California during the later 1960’s and early 1970’s, you could not help but be familiar with the infamous ‘Zodiac killer’, a mad man that stalked unsuspecting young couples while they enjoyed each other’s company in secluded quiet areas.  At the time, they didn’t seem to have a care in the world, but if they had known that a mad man was watching them, they would likely have been on guard. From December, 1968 until September, 1969, the Zodiac Killer attacked three couples, two in Vallejo, and one in  Napa, before finally breaking his pattern by…
  • ZodiacKillerSite.com

    Zodiac Revisited
    4 Apr 2013 | 12:15 pm
    Morf, the long-time Zodiac-community contributor known for – among other things – convincing the FBI to release a bunch of Zodiac-related material, used to operate a web forum at zodiackillersite.forummotion.com. Recently, he has revamped the forum and relaunched it on its own website: zodiackillersite.com. This new site, which of course has all the active members from the previous forum, is sure to become a hub Zodiac activity. If you’re at all interested in the case, I encourage you to stop by and check it out.
  • Vanity Fair Article

    Zodiac Revisited
    1 Jan 2013 | 12:58 pm
    A recent Vanity Fair article, Disaster Movie, discusses various aspects of the poorly-made movie, The Innocence of Muslims, which triggered violent protests across numerous Arab and Muslim nations. What’s interesting, from a Zodiac-Killer perspective, is the way in which those involved with the film are trying to disassociate themselves from it. In particular, one of the actresses, Cindy Lee Garcia, filed a law suit claiming the creator of the film did not have permission to use her image (that’s a new one…). She further claimed that the release documents which bore her…
 
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    Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Geigle

  • Prescription Fraud in Arizona

    JacksonWhite Law
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Addiction to prescription medication has become a widespread problem in the United States over recent years. As opposed to illegal substances like heroin, meth, or cocaine, prescription medication is prescribed by a doctor and is legal to consume if you are the person to whom the drug is prescribed. What is prescription fraud in AZ? Prescription fraud can come in many forms, including but not limited to the situations described below: A person is prescribed medication by a doctor and then sells or gives the drugs to others. A doctor prescribes a dosage too high or for too long a period of…
  • Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?

    JacksonWhite Law
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The answer to that question depends upon the details of the incident, but yes, it is possible for an owner of a dog who bit another person to be criminally liable under Arizona law. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, there are approximately 70-80 million dogs owned by humans in the United States. While most of them serve as loving and playful companions, some have a greater tendency towards aggression. In 2002, there were reportedly around 4.5 million people who suffered dog bites in this country, with nearly half of those being under the age of 12. My…
  • Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona

    JacksonWhite Law
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Shoplifting addition is a real and prevalent problem in today’s society. Click here to see a previous blog detailing the reasons behind the issue and possible treatments. While some people shoplift because they truly cannot afford to pay for the items, some people commit the offense to relieve stress or regain control after a traumatic experience in their life. Shoplifting Charges in AZ A.R.S. 13-1805 states that a person commits shoplifting if, while in an establishment in which merchandise is displayed for sale, they knowingly obtain goods from the establishment with the intent to deprive…
  • Understanding the Terms of Your Probation in Arizona

    JacksonWhite Law
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I was sentenced to 18-24 months probation. Why not 18 or 24 months? It is not uncommon for a judge to sentence an offender to 18-24 months of probation, but what does that mean? Will your probation end after 18 months or 24? Why does the judge give a timeframe instead of a specific number of months? Review the Probation When a judge gives a sentence like 18-24 months, that means they are willing to review the terms of the probation after 18 months. What about filing for early termination? An offender can file for early termination at any time after your probation requirements, aside from the…
  • Arizona DUIs: Reasons Why Your Breath Test may be Inadmissible in Court

    JacksonWhite Law
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    DUI’s are among the most commonly committed crime in Arizona, and being charged with one has severe consequences for you and your license. What should I do if I’m pulled over for suspected DUI in AZ? If you are pulled over and ask to submit to a sobriety test in AZ, you should know that roadside DUI breathalyzers are prone to error, making them potentially inadmissible in court. It’s not until you’re taken to jail, and your BAC is analyzed by a certified breathalyzer, or your blood is drawn, that the evidence against you becomes admissible in court. However, the arresting officer may…
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    North American Investigations: New York Private Investigator

  • John Oliver & Edward Snowden on Government Surveillance

    Rob
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The Focus of their Conversation was on the Patriot Act The Patriot Act was written in response to the infamous attacks on 9/11. Since that time, the order has been re-enacted and re-instituted without much ado. The country’s indifference to the Patriot Act vanished, however, in June 2013. That’s the date when Edward Snowden, a 29 year old former contractor with the National Security Administration, took responsibility for one of the biggest leaks in the US government’s history. Edward Snowden (not to be confused with Julian Assange, of Wikileaks fame) sat down with John Oliver…
  • Better Call Mike

    Darrin Giglio
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    Breaking Bad wasn’t just a TV show It was appointment viewing, a truly engaging experience. It redefined water cooler talk. You couldn’t wait to go into work the next day and talk about the previous night’s episode. Walter White, Bryan Cranston, and Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul, became household names. But ask any fan of the show, and they’ll say how much they loved Mike Ehrmantraut. Why We Love Mike Ehrmantraut When AMC announced they were doing a Breaking Bad spin-off featuring Saul Goodman, everyone was intrigued. When we found out everyone’s favorite cleaner, private…
  • Find My First Love: A New Show on the FYI Televison Network

    Rob
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    North American Investigations was recently featured on Episode 1 of ‘Find My First Love’, a new show on the FYI Television Network.  Darrin Giglio was hired by FYI to help Alicia re-connect with her first love Benjamin who she had lost touch with after 5 years.  Armed with limited information, a few pictures, and years of experience in the private investigator industry, Darrin tracked Benjamin down.  Go see the first episode, The One That Got Away. The post Find My First Love: A New Show on the FYI Televison Network appeared first on North American Investigations: New York…
  • The private investigator: then and now

    Darrin Giglio
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    We’ve all seen private investigators in television and movies, sitting in dimly lit offices filled with cigarette smoke. But most people are not aware of the complex origins of these characters, or of their real life applications today. There are still many who wonder today, “what is a private investigator?” What is a Private Investigator? The story of the private investigator agent is a fascinating one, and it helps us understand the role they play in our society. If you are finding yourself in need of some specialized services – to obtain a piece of information, put…
  • How to start a private investigation business

    Darrin Giglio
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    When we see a private investigator on TV, he or she is usually depicted in a glamorous way. In reality, however, it takes a lot of research, planning, hard work, and experience to start your own private investigation business. If you’re wondering how to start a private investigative business, read on. Licensing and fee requirements First and foremost, since every state is different, it is important to check your state’s private investigator licensing and fee requirements. As a general rule, however, most states begin by requiring that you be 18 years of age or older, have a specific…
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  • US Senator Hit With Several Federal Charges

    Geoffrey Nathan
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    A federal grand jury this week indicted Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) with federal charges that related to the senator allegedly trading political assistance for various benefits from a Florida ophthalmologist. That eye doctor – Salomon Melgen – is alleged to have given campaign cash, airplane rides and other gifts to Menendez, who is the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Prosecutors on the case say that Menendez used his office on Capitol Hill to assist Melgen’s assorted businesses. Both Menendez and Melgen were indicted this week in New Jersey on…
  • Man Faces Federal Charges for Albuquerque Shooting

    Geoffrey Nathan
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A man that is suspected of shooting a police officer on a routine traffic stop was driving a stolen SUV when he was pulled over, according to Albuquerque, NM police. He has since been arrested. He has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer. The manhunt for Christopher Cook, a homeless man, was hard because he moves around a great deal, and acquaintances no longer deal with him. Cook was arrested  yesterday after deputies saw him walking on a street in Albuquerque. They went to check on him because it was cold outside. He was taken into police custody and was linked later…
  • Garner Verdict Leads to Civic Unrest in New York City and Beyond

    Geoffrey Nathan
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Last week a Staten Island, NY grand jury found that a white New York police officer who put a chokehold on a black man, Eric Garner, which led to his death, was not guilty of a crime. The decision ended the criminal case against the officer. The decision quickly drew widespread condemnation around the country. The fatal arrest was caught on video camera by a passerby and has been seen around the world. But after the grand jury heard and saw all of the evidence, the jurors deliberate only for 24 hours before they decided that there was no sufficient evidence for a trial to go forward. The name…
  • Idaho Doctor Faces 112 Federal Drug Charges

    Geoffrey Nathan
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An Eagle, Idaho physician who was forced to stop practicing in the summer has agreed to plead guilty to three federal drug charges. However, he changed his mind after two weeks and now is saying he is innocent. After that, federal prosecutors returned to the federal grand jury with 95 more drug charge allegations that the doctor, Michael Minas, distributed oxycodone to his patients without a medical reason. The grand jury then indicted him on those, plus the 17 that were in the indictment in the summer. These new federal drug charges are related to prescriptions that Minas wrote for 10 of his…
  • Pilot and Aspiring Model Arrested in Drug Bust

    Geoffrey Nathan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A private pilot and an aspiring model hailing from Canada were arrested on federal drug charges in California last week. They arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet that had drugs worth over $2 million. Both have been charged with federal conspiracy to smuggle drugs. Krista Marieann Boseley, 30, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her traveling companion, Gilles Lapointe, 61, were put under arrest Oct. 9 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, stated federal authorities at the US district Court in Santa Ana. The police were alerted that a plan that was thought to work in drug trafficking was…
 
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  • Signs That Indicate a Husband or Wife Is Cheating

    Matt Thomas
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Simple Signs That Indicate Your Partner Is Cheating   It’s something that shouldn’t happen but occurs in too many relationships.   Maybe it starts with a vague sense that something is awry. Maybe it’s a subtle change in behaviour that you can’t put your finger on. While you may hope your husband or wife isn’t cheating, there comes a time when peace of mind requires solid evidence.   These signs your husband or wife is cheating may not be foolproof measures but they are classic indicators.   What Are Your Instincts Saying?   This may sound like a wishy-washy…
  • Under What Circumstances Is a Missing Person Presumed Dead?

    Matt Thomas
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    When Can A Missing Person Be Declared Dead?   Usually, when a person dies, their body constitutes evidence of their death. This makes it a straightforward matter to register the event using a doctor’s certificate to record the cause of death.   But in circumstances where no body exists, such as the case with missing persons, it is necessary to apply to the High Court for the individual in question to be declared presumed dead.   What is the legal framework and why is it needed?   The Presumption of Death Act 2013 provides the legal framework for this process, vastly…
  • What Is Discovered In A Typical Background Check?

    Matt Thomas
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
      Many UK companies are now using background checks as part of their initial hiring process, but what exactly are they looking for? This article looks at what a background check can reveal about your personal history and past employment, and what legal limitations are put on background checks and hiring practices.   First off, it is not legal to conduct a background check without your written authorisation. If the company decides not to hire you based on information they find in the background check, the law says they must inform you of the reason. Here are some of the major areas…
  • What Are The Popular Apps Used By Cheating Spouses?

    Matt Thomas
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    Are you left wondering if your spouse is being completely honest with you? It is not unusual to have these concerns, especially with 25.4% of men and 18.3% of women having cheated with their partner at least once whilst married.   Technological developments haven’t helped this worrying statistic either, as new social and dating applications are continually being released onto the market – these bring new opportunities to begin or continue an affair. In order to reduce your concern and increase awareness, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular apps used by cheaters.
  • How To File A Missing Person Report

    Matt Thomas
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    The disappearance of a relative or friend can be an incredibly stressful and traumatic experience. The panic of not knowing where that person is can lead to rushed and scurried decisions which aren’t effective.   The important thing to note is that you don’t have to wait 24 hours to report a missing person; many TV programs and films have led us to believe this when it really isn’t true.     How To Report A Missing Person   There are many ways you can report a missing person and you should select one that is most suitable to you.   Ring the Police (101 or 999)…
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    Sword and Scale

  • Sword and Scale Episode 43

    Mike Boudet
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    When Rodney Reed turned himself in to Bastrop Police, on what he though was a gun charge, little did he know he would be spending the next 17 years on Death Row for a crime he did not commit. However, that seems to be exactly what happened. He was charged, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Stacey Stites who he was having an affair with at the time. Unfortunately for Rodney, Stites was engaged to a Bastrop police officer named Jimmy Fennel who allegedly didn’t take to kindly to his future wife sleeping with a black man. While Reed rotted away in a Texas jail cell, Jimmy…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 42

    Mike Boudet
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The idea of ultimate justice is appealing to those of us who have strong empathy for victims in vicious and unspeakable crimes. However, the cost of implementing such an unyielding and unrepairable finality as taking someone’s life, is that from time to time we’ll make a mistake and get it wrong. The end result of a mistake like this is the execution of an innocent man. As a society are we so hungry for “justice” or perhaps “vengeance” that we are willing to accept the collateral damage that an imperfect system of justice will continue to provide? In this…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 41

    Mike Boudet
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Luckily there aren’t very many examples of the perfect storm occurring in a community where a dysfunctional family, a broken child-protection agency, and a community that makes a series of unlucky decisions end with the death of a beautiful, happy and loving 5-year-old little girl. Episode 41, however, isn’t one of them. On January 8th, 2015, Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown 62 feet off the Dick Misener Bridge in Tampa, Florida. As a result, she died at the hands of her father. Her mother, on the other hand, was absent. After the child’s death, revelations about her would be made…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 40

    Mike Boudet
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the perfect place to kill is actually the same place in which most of us are born and die: a hospital. This is a place where death is not only common, but expected.  Many of the victims are already incapacited and there’s a steady stream of them coming in each day.  Not to mention the fact that the tools for killing are readily available in the form of various dangerous drugs.  Combine that with a hospital’s reluctance to report any…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 39

    Mike Boudet
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Some things are hard to fathom, like why a young boy with his entire life ahead of him would choose to destroy it by an act of unspeakable violence towards the people that love and care for him most in the world: his parents. Yet, time after time, we see these angst ridden youth lose control of their developing minds and act out in a way that cannot be taken back and will not easily be forgiven or forgotten. In this episode of Sword and Scale we cover two cases in the form of two shocking 911 calls, each of which will leave you with a dropped jaw. Alex Crain woke up one morning and killed his…
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  • Sword and Scale Episode 43

    Mike Boudet
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    When Rodney Reed turned himself in to Bastrop Police, on what he though was a gun charge, little did he know he would be spending the next 17 years on Death Row for a crime he did not commit. However, that seems to be exactly what happened. He was charged, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Stacey Stites who he was having an affair with at the time. Unfortunately for Rodney, Stites was engaged to a Bastrop police officer named Jimmy Fennel who allegedly didn’t take to kindly to his future wife sleeping with a black man. While Reed rotted away in a Texas jail cell, Jimmy…
  • Haunting Photographs Taken By Murderers

    Heather Sutfin
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    It is not uncommon to hear of murderers collecting trophies from their victims. Psychologists theorize that this phenomena is likely because killers like to prolong the thrill of their exploits. By taking a small memento to remind them of the crime they are able to relive that fantasy again and again. For murderers these souvenirs are indicative of a great accomplishment, much like many of us may collect newspaper clippings or small trinkets to remind us of our academic or athletic achievements. Some killers may collect jewelry or personal items of their victims, but others like to truly…
  • The Serial Stowaway

    Heather Sutfin
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Since the 9/11 attacks it has been widely publicized how airport security has increased. Airline customers are required to remove their shoes and willingly submit to pat down procedures, proper identification is now mandatory at various checkpoints throughout the airport, items that were previously allowed on-board are now considered restricted contraband, and passenger luggage is more thoroughly inspected. Many of us joked about how stringent the newly implemented TSA procedures had become, while others were outraged at the new policies– including a nursing mother that was forced to…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 42

    Mike Boudet
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The idea of ultimate justice is appealing to those of us who have strong empathy for victims in vicious and unspeakable crimes. However, the cost of implementing such an unyielding and unrepairable finality as taking someone’s life, is that from time to time we’ll make a mistake and get it wrong. The end result of a mistake like this is the execution of an innocent man. As a society are we so hungry for “justice” or perhaps “vengeance” that we are willing to accept the collateral damage that an imperfect system of justice will continue to provide? In this…
  • Famous Last Words

    Jack Copus
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Death Row is the end of the line for serious criminal offenders. Some of the most well-known serial killers, murderers, and other criminals have found themselves here through the years, where they’re often forgotten and left behind for the next big story. Of course, it doesn’t end with a death sentence. Many of these convicted criminals tell a story until the very end, including a never-ending fight for freedom that they may or may not deserve. Although it’s been told that people are the most honest when facing death, some prisoners leave a more interesting mark with their ‘famous…
 
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    WKLAW DUI

  • Can You Get a DUI After You are Home?

    Matthew Wallin
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A man is arrested for DUI outside of his home After a night out drinking with friends, you drive home. You’re drunk, but you think, “I can make it home.” It turns out you were right; you make it back to your house without incident. But what if police officers saw you driving home drunk? Can you still be arrested for DUI if you’re already at home? California DUI Laws Neither the California Vehicle Code nor the California Penal Code require that law enforcement officers arrest you for DUI when stopped on the road or while driving. This means that you could be arrested for DUI even if…
  • Police Officers Implement “No Refusal” DUI Enforcement Policies

    Matthew Wallin
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm
      Police issue a blood test upon arrest for DUI Police are beginning to make adjustments to DUI enforcement policies in order to circumvent recent changes in the law. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a warrant before administering a blood test from drivers suspected of DUI.1This may have since given some drivers an advantage in avoiding DUI charges; however, police are now implementing so called “no refusal” policies to counter these law changes. Background on the Law Implied consent laws require drivers to submit to a chemical test when arrested upon…
  • I’ve Been Convicted of DUI. What Can I Do Now?

    Matthew Wallin
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Convicted of DUI? Get an expungement. Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. The common nature of this crime may cause some people to think that a DUI conviction is not a big deal, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A DUI conviction can have a detrimental impact on your life, including your job, your driving privilege and your reputation. This is especially true for those who wish to attain or maintain employment in careers that are greatly dependent on a clean criminal record or driving record. The good news is that even if…
  • It’s a Trap: Common Ways a Sober Person Could Fail a Field Sobriety Test

    Matthew Wallin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
      DUI field sobriety test The sight of flashing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror is enough to make any driver nervous. Between the time you realize the officer means to pull you over and the time you stop your car, countless variations of these questions go through your mind: “What did I do? Was I speeding? Did I cross into another lane? Are my tags current?” If you are sober, it might not occur to you that the officer has something else in mind until he or she asks you to get out of your car. The truth is that not all drivers who are asked to perform a field sobriety test…
  • DUI Checkpoints: A Fine Line Between Asserting Your Rights and Non-Compliance

    Matthew Wallin
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
      A Florida lawyer exercises his rights at a DUI checkpoint One DUI attorney in Florida has attracted national attention after showing that it could be well within your Constitutional rights to merely crack your window, hand the police your license and registration in a bag, along with a note saying “I Remain Silent, No Searches, I Want My Lawyer” at a DUI checkpoint. Background on the Law In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court said that it was constitutional for police to briefly stop drivers and ask questions in order to find if there was reasonable suspicion of drunk driving.1 No…
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  • The real cost of breaking bad

    Trench Reynolds
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Breaking Bad may have been entertaining show but in the real world these are the consequences you’d more than likely have to face. Via: Raiser & Kenniff Criminal Defense
  • SC mother disappears after Kik date

    Trench Reynolds
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    28-year-old Ashley Pegram of Summerville, South Carolina, disappeared on April 4th after leaving for a date with a man she is said to have met on the smart phone messaging app Kik. Police know the man she left on the date with but he has not been named a suspect at this time. He claims he dropped her off intoxicated a half mile from her home. Her family says that this is very uncharacteristic behavior for the mother of three. Pegram is described as a white female, approximately 5’01” and 140 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and wears black framed glasses.
  • Valentine’s mall shooting plot sheds light on Columbiners

    Trench Reynolds
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Back in February police in both the U.S. and Canada foiled a mass shooting plot that was to take place on Valentine’s Day at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Nova Scotia. There were three suspects, two male and one female. All three were self-admitted Columbiners. For those of you unfamiliar with the term a Columbiner is someone who is bascially a fanboy, or girl, of the Columbine cowards Harris and Klebold. On the internet they exist mostly on Tumblr but in years past they congregated on LiveJournal and Xanga. I used to refer to them as mutants, like radiation exposed subhumans that…
  • February craigslist killing in Little Rock

    Trench Reynolds
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Jeramye Hobbs They say that April is the cruelest month but I think February may have just taken the crown. Back in February 56-year-old Frank Steinsiek of Little Rock, Arkansas, was shot and killed by someone allegedly posing as a craigslist buyer for the motorcycle he was advertising. Arrested for the shooting and charged with capital murder was 24-year-old Jeramye Hobbs. Hobbs allegedly told police that he bought the bike from Mr. Steinsiek legally but police gathered other evidence that led them to arrest Hobbs. My prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr. Steinsiek.
  • Ga. college student killed in craigslist attack

    Trench Reynolds
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    James Jones Jr. Only just a few weeks after the craigslist murders of Bud and June Runion a 21-year-old college student was shot and killed during a craigslist robbery. Police in Marietta, Georgia, say that James Jones Jr. was shot to death while trying to buy what he thought was going to be an iPhone 6. His assailants even took the Nike sneakers he was wearing as he sat in his car dying. Police have arrested Jordan James Baker, 18; Jonathon O’Neil Myles, 19; and Kaylnn Shiquez Ruthenberg, 21. Police have testified that Ruthenberg pulled the trigger. Such a stark contrast in lives too.
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  • What happens if someone dies without a will in Texas?

    Susan Smith
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    So Your Relative Passed Without a Will?  The Not-So-Simple Rules of “Intestate Succession” A properly executed will can save a lot of time, money, and grief for loved ones. But if a person passes away “intestate” (without a will), his property will be distributed to his heirs as specified by a set of complex default rules laid out in the Texas Estates Code.  These rules generally will not distribute property as the deceased would have wished. But, before the property can be divided up, some preliminary questions need answers: Was the decedent married at the time of death? If so, is…
  • Guardianship: An Often Forgotten Aspect of the Estate Plan

    Susan Smith
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    What is a Guardian in Texas?  A guardian is a legal name for someone who cares for either a minor child or an incompetent person (such as an adult with severe disabilities). A person can be appointed guardian for the purpose of managing a child’s money and property (“guardian of the estate”) or for the purpose of taking care of the child’s daily needs, such as food, shelter, medical needs, and education (“guardian of the person”). Often one person will serve both roles; however, if there is one relative who you feel would be better equipped to handle your children’s finances…
  • Do Dogs Actually Get “One Free Bite”?

    Susan Smith
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Dog Bites in Texas Approximately 40% of American families have a dog. While it’s unthinkable that the lovable family pet could bite someone, accidents do happen. The American Veterinary Medical Association states that 4.5 million people are bitten each year and of those, 800,000 need medical attention, causing the injured party to incur medical expenses. One-Bite Rule in Texas While Texas is a “one-bite” state, (meaning that the dog owner won’t generally be liable unless the owner had reason to know of the dog’s vicious tendencies), there are several ways for liability to attach…
  • DFW Airport Gun Cases | What You Should Do if You are Arrested

    Benson Varghese
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Airport Gun Cases | DFW Airport Arrests Forgetting a handgun or firearm in carry-on luggage in unfortunately an easy mistake to make in Texas. Individuals from all walks of lives carry guns in Texas for their own protection, and sometimes they forget the piece of luggage they grabbed to use as a carry-on still has a firearm in it. This article addresses what happens when a person has a gun or firearm in their luggage in Texas. DFW Airport has the largest amount of offenders who try to carry a gun through airport security. In 2014 alone, the TSA seized 120 guns from would-be passengers. In…
  • Aggravated Assault in Texas

    Benson Varghese
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Aggravated Assault in Texas According to Texas Penal Code Ann. §22.02, the offense of aggravated assault consists of: Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another person or;  Using or exhibiting a deadly weapon in the course of committing any assault crime, including threatening another with bodily injury or engaging in conduct that the victim will likely find offensive. The first definition is a result-oriented definition, while Aggravated Assault by Threat is a conduct-oriented definition. Being able to distinguish between result-oriented offenses and…
 
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  • What Defenses Are There In A DUI Case?

    angmoore
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    When it comes to driving under the influence (DUI), Arizona has one of the strictest laws in the country. The consequences of driving under the influence are governed by Title 28 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. To be found guilty of a DUI, you need to drive or to be in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Being convicted of a DUI is a troubling experience, mainly because the consequences can be very severe. You can face jail time, significant fines, license suspension, and your vehicle may be subject to an interlock device. However, there are a number…
  • What Crimes Can Get You On The Sex Offender Registry?

    angmoore
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    When you are accused of committing a sexual offense, you will have to worry about more than potential fines and jail time – being a sex offender can affect you negatively for the rest of your life. The following are some examples of sex crimes that could get your name added to the Sex Offender Registry in Arizona: Sexual conduct with a minor Sexual assault Sexual assault of spouse Molestation of a child Continuous sexual abuse of a child Child prostitution Indecent exposure and public sexual indecency Sex trafficking of a minor Sexual exploitation of a minor If you or someone you love has…
  • What Are The Laws Concerning Medical Marijuana In Arizona?

    angmoore
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    In the past few years, there have been significant changes throughout the country regarding the use of marijuana. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia, have legalized the possession and use of medical marijuana. These changes have also found their way into Arizona’s own laws regarding medical marijuana. In 2010, Arizona passed Ballot Proposition 203, which amended Title 36 to the Arizona Revised Statutes. This amendment added Chapter 28.1, titled the “Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.” The act identifies the legalities of possession and use of medical marijuana within the…
  • How Is A Sex Offender’s Risk Level Determined?

    angmoore
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Arizona’s move to create a safe and more knowledgeable public primarily began in 1994 with the murder of Megan Kanka by her neighbor, who was a recently released sex offender. As a result of this crime, Arizona pushed for a national campaign that led to the enactment of the federal “Megan’s Law.” Arizona adopted its own version of the law in 1996, which requires that sex offenders are entered into a statewide accessible database and that the offender is also given a sex offender risk assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to try and gauge the offender’s likelihood of relapse…
  • Arizona Crime By The Numbers

    angmoore
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
      With a population of over 6 million people, Arizona has its fair share of crimes. Let’s take a look at the numbers for 2013: Violent – 26,892 Property – 225,243 Murder – 357 Forcible Rape – 2,343 Robbery – 6,702 Aggravated Assault – 17,490 Burglary – 48,533 Larceny-Theft – 159,272 Vehicle Theft – 17,438 You don’t want to suffer a criminal accusation without legal representation you can trust. Contact Tyler Allen Law Firm, a professional Phoenix criminal defense firm, today, to see how we can help you. ShareThe post Arizona Crime By The Numbers appeared first on…
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