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  • Serial Killer: Sean Vincent Gillis *The Other Baton Rouge Killer* killed at least 8 women, sentenced to LWOP

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Victims Ann Bryan, [March 21, 1994] Katherine Ann Hall, 29 [January 4, 1999] Annie Hardee Schmidt, 52 [May 30, 1999] Joyce Williams, 36 [November 12, 1999] Lillian Robinson, 52 [January 2000] Marilyn Nevils, 38 [October 2000] Johnnie Mae Williams, 45 [October 2003] Donna Bennett Johnston, 43 [February 26, 2004] Find-A-Grave: Annie Hardee Moseley Schmidt Gillis Confession Solves Two More Murders Profile of Sean Vincent Gillis crimelibrary: Sean Gillis Murderpedia: Sean Vincent Gillis Sean Vincent Gillis – The Other Baton Rouge Serial Killer Wikipedia: Sean Vincent Gillis Books…
  • News Scan

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    CJLF Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Convicted Murderer Denied Appeal: A Florida man convicted of murder at the age of 17 and sentenced to life in prison has had his most recent appeal denied by the state's Court of Appeals.  Jacob Carpenter of the Naples Daily News reports that 33-year-old Mazer Jean was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole (LWOP) for the brutal killing of a juvenile justice counselor working at an outdoor camp.  Jean claimed his sentence should be reduced because of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held automatic life sentences for…
  • Crime on the rise but police passive, inefficient

    crime - Yahoo News Search Results
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    DAP leader says police refuse to visit crime scenes and advise victims to report to the nearest police station instead.
  • Arrests made in Oakland folding-bike thefts

    Crime Scene Blog
    Henry K. Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Bikes like these were stolen from an Oakland store. Oakland police are searching for bicycles stolen during a predawn break-in at an Uptown bike store. The burglary happened early Saturday at Bay Area Bikes at 2400 Broadway. Someone broke into the store and stole 46 bicycles, including nearly the entire inventory of folding bikes — 15 Brompton models made in England, 20 Tern bikes, three Dahon bikes, two electric Stromer bikes without their battery chargers and an Xtracycle cargo bike. Police made arrests and recovered some of the Tern folding bikes, authorities said. The names of the…
  • (Mug) Shots Fired

    Dumb Criminals
    cecilia
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I remember at one point I was trying to untag a very unflattering photograph of myself on Facebook. I was then interrogated by the website, asking if the photo was pornographic, illegal, triggering, etc. Unfortunately, there was no choice saying “seeing my braces brings back PTSD” or “offensive double chin: extremely triggering”. Believe it or not, [...] Related posts: Defriended Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Now it’s populated... But First, Let Me Commit a Crime My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want…
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    Bonnie's Blog of Crime

  • Serial Killer: Sean Vincent Gillis *The Other Baton Rouge Killer* killed at least 8 women, sentenced to LWOP

    mylifeofcrime
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Victims Ann Bryan, [March 21, 1994] Katherine Ann Hall, 29 [January 4, 1999] Annie Hardee Schmidt, 52 [May 30, 1999] Joyce Williams, 36 [November 12, 1999] Lillian Robinson, 52 [January 2000] Marilyn Nevils, 38 [October 2000] Johnnie Mae Williams, 45 [October 2003] Donna Bennett Johnston, 43 [February 26, 2004] Find-A-Grave: Annie Hardee Moseley Schmidt Gillis Confession Solves Two More Murders Profile of Sean Vincent Gillis crimelibrary: Sean Gillis Murderpedia: Sean Vincent Gillis Sean Vincent Gillis – The Other Baton Rouge Serial Killer Wikipedia: Sean Vincent Gillis Books…
  • Update: Sylvia Marie Flores *Sue Robert Seiuli charged with her murder*

    mylifeofcrime
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Sylvia Marie Flores Sylvia Marie Flores 2/26/2013 Redlands, CA *Police are hoping surveillance video will help generate leads in her murder* San Bernardino man jailed in body dumping in Redlands orange grove Arrest Made In Redlands Orange Grove Killing Redlands orange grove murder suspect arrested Redlands Police Arrest Suspect In Murder Of Perris Woman Found Dumped In Orange Grove Sue Robert Seiuli
  • Killer Kids: Brian Lee Draper and Torey Michael Adamcik killed Cassie Jo Stoddart, stabbing her 29 times

    mylifeofcrime
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Cassie Jo Stoddart Find-A-Grave: Cassie Jo Stoddart Posts about Cassie Jo Stoddart and her murder Convicted Idaho killer Brian Draper asks justices for new trial State of Idaho v Brian L. Draper 2011 Idaho upholds teen’s murder conviction State of Idaho v Torey Michael Adamcik 2012 Cassie Jo Stoddart’s Grandparents Speak Out Judge hears Torey Adamcik’s plea for new trial or new sentencing in murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart Teenage killers chatty on ride to prison Cassie Stoddart Documentary To Air Sunday Night Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart Cassie Jo Stoddart Murder: From Start to…
  • Ximena Meza murder 10/22/2014 Anaheim, CA *Ricardo Cruz and Alfredo Miguel Aquino were arrested for her murder*

    mylifeofcrime
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Ximena Meza Father: 9-Year-Old Daughter “Died in My Arms” After Shooting Outside Home Young girl fatally shot on sidewalk in Anaheim 2 Arrested in Killing of 9-Year-Old Anaheim Girl Who Was Shot While Playing in Front Yard 2 Arrests Made In Anaheim Girl’s Shooting Death 2 arrests made in shooting death of 9-year-old Anaheim girl Fatal Shooting of 9 Y.O. Ximena Meza in Anaheim Sparks Larger Community Concerns Ximena Meza’s Alleged Killers on Probation at Time of 9-year-old’s Slaying: Police Chief Coroner identifies girl, 9, shot to death outside Anaheim apartments…
  • Deadly Women: Idella Kathleen Hagen killed her parents after getting “messages” from traffic lights, playing cards, etc; Found not guilty due to insanity

    mylifeofcrime
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Victims Idella Hagen, 92 James Hagen, 86 Find-A-Grave: Idella Tulloch Hagen Find-A-Grave: James Wesley Hagen Doctor’s career in ruins Parents Dead, Former Doctor Is Now Suspect An Achiever’s Unraveling; Fall of Doctor Accused of Killing Her Parents A Family Destroyed – ‘Depressed’ Doc charged in slaying of her parents Kathleen Hagen, who killed parents in Chatham home, will be allowed to remain free Judge questions monitoring of Kathleen Hagen, who killed her parents in Chatham in ’00 Murderpedia: Dr. Idella Kathleen Hagen Bound by Friendship, Murder and…
 
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  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Convicted Murderer Denied Appeal: A Florida man convicted of murder at the age of 17 and sentenced to life in prison has had his most recent appeal denied by the state's Court of Appeals.  Jacob Carpenter of the Naples Daily News reports that 33-year-old Mazer Jean was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole (LWOP) for the brutal killing of a juvenile justice counselor working at an outdoor camp.  Jean claimed his sentence should be reduced because of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held automatic life sentences for…
  • Election Notes

    Kent Scheidegger
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Over at 538, Nate Silver and crew now calculate that the Republican chances of a Senate majority are over 2 to 1, the first time they have crossed that threshold.  The 538 forecasts have been among the most favorable to the Democrats.  At the WaPo's Monkey Cage, it's 93%.  Looks good for "Goodbye, Chairman Leahy, hello Chairman Grassley."Update:  Larry Sabato et al. weigh in along the same lines.  "While many races remain close, it's just getting harder and harder to envision a plausible path for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate."  They note a…
  • Jerry Engler to Head Cal. AG Crim. Division

    Kent Scheidegger
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    We have been informed that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has chosen Gerald Engler as the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, succeeding Dane Gillette (retired).Outstanding choice.
  • Federalist Society Convention

    Kent Scheidegger
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The annual National Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society is November 13-15 at (as always) the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.  The FedSoc website has the highlights and the full schedule.Justice Scalia will deliver the opening address.  Justice Alito will speak at the black-tie dinner.  The annual Rosenkranz debate will be on collection of phone records and the Fourth Amendment with former Attorney General Michael Mukasey against former ACLU President Nadine Strossen.Mr. Mukasey will also be on the panel put on by the Criminal Law Practice Group (of which I am a…
  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Cold-Case Murder Suspect Found Guilty: An Ohio man named as the prime suspect in a 1990 cold-case rape and murder has been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.  WLWT News reports that 57-year-old Timothy Sellers was linked to the murder through DNA evidence in 2002, but a series of errors prevented police from launching a full investigation until 2010.  Sellers will have a chance at being paroled after serving 20 years behind bars.OK Sets Execution Date for Convicted Killer: An Oklahoma man sentenced to death for the murder of  a 9-month-old baby in 2002…
 
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  • Arrests made in Oakland folding-bike thefts

    Henry K. Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Bikes like these were stolen from an Oakland store. Oakland police are searching for bicycles stolen during a predawn break-in at an Uptown bike store. The burglary happened early Saturday at Bay Area Bikes at 2400 Broadway. Someone broke into the store and stole 46 bicycles, including nearly the entire inventory of folding bikes — 15 Brompton models made in England, 20 Tern bikes, three Dahon bikes, two electric Stromer bikes without their battery chargers and an Xtracycle cargo bike. Police made arrests and recovered some of the Tern folding bikes, authorities said. The names of the…
  • Giants fan busted for lighting up World Series fireworks show

    Henry K. Lee
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Fans cheer at the end of the game as fireworks are shot into the air after Game 4 of the NLCS at AT&T Park on Oct. 15. (SFC / Lea Suzuki) A Giants fan was arrested by Hercules police over the weekend for allegedly setting off fireworks to celebrate the team winning Game 4 of the World Series. Officers responded to reports of shots fired and a woman screaming near Foxboro Park on the 1000 block of Canterbury Drive about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, officials said. Police found a 33-year-old man on the street lighting a rocket-type firework that exploded in the sky, police said. A woman was not found.
  • No oath needed for child witness

    Bob Egelko
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    A child who is called to testify in court must show she understands the difference betwen truth and lies, and must promise to tell the truth. But, unlike adult witnesses, a child under 10 doesn’t have to take an oath, says a state appeals court. In a ruling last week, the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco upheld a South Bay teenager’s molestation conviction based on the testimony of a girl who was 4 at the time of the incident in 2009 and was 7 when she testified the Juvenile Court trial. The girl told her mother that a 14-year-old boy, Jerry, a member of her extended…
  • Court: Testifying untruthfully doesn’t always mean a longer sentence

    Bob Egelko
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    A judge can add years to a criminal sentence by finding that the defendant obstructed justice by lying on the witness stand. But taking the stand in your own defense, and giving testimony that the judge doesn’t believe, isn’t enough by itself to ratchet up your prison term. That was the word Friday from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In setting aside an Arizona man’s 20-year sentence in a drug case, the court said it was concerned that too broad of a definition of obstruction of justice could intimidate defendants out of exercising their right to testify. Indalecio…
  • Warrant needed for DUI blood draw — but not in this case

    Bob Egelko
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that police need a search warrant, in most cases, before drawing blood from a suspected drunken driver for testing. But the ruling didn’t help a Bay Area man whose blood was taken without a warrant more than a year earlier. Giovanni Rossetti was stopped by the Highway Patrol on state Highway 242 near Concord in November 2011 while driving about 90 in a 65-mph zone and weaving in and out of lanes, according to a state appeals court. An officer said Rossetti appeared to be intoxicated, arrested him and took him to the patrol’s area office. When he…
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    Dumb Criminals

  • (Mug) Shots Fired

    cecilia
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I remember at one point I was trying to untag a very unflattering photograph of myself on Facebook. I was then interrogated by the website, asking if the photo was pornographic, illegal, triggering, etc. Unfortunately, there was no choice saying “seeing my braces brings back PTSD” or “offensive double chin: extremely triggering”. Believe it or not, [...] Related posts: Defriended Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Now it’s populated... But First, Let Me Commit a Crime My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want…
  • “That’s A Tortoise!”

    cecilia
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    The first article on this site ever written by yours truly involved wildlife smuggling. (No, not wildlife snuggling, unfortunately.) Today we’ll bring it full circle with a crazy Canadian eh? At the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, a Canadian man was caught by border agents. He was charged with smuggling, illegal trading and exporting. What image comes to mind? [...] Related posts: Bathroom Dreams Have you ever had the dreams where you just REALLY... Love Schmove Who says romance is dead? Love is in the air,... The Lion, The Witch, and Dat Dank Kush Everybody knows that DARE week at school is just…
  • Specialty Toppings

    cecilia
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    How much do you trust the people making your food? Do you really trust the guy taking smoke breaks every 10 seconds to smoke your barbecue? How about the guy with hair greasier than pizza to make your pizza? The girl incessantly coughing to make your coffee? Well, you’re about to lose all faith in your [...] Related posts: Little Cheesey People always say there’s no such thing as bad pizza,... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want to do drugs less than hearing... Getting A Bit Squirrely Squirrels are a nuisance, hands down. Walking around with their... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered…
  • The Lion, The Witch, and Dat Dank Kush

    cecilia
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Everybody knows that DARE week at school is just an excuse for druggie hipsters to be even more ironic. If I recall correctly, the same kid who hugged me while supposedly high on meth was sporting a red rubber band bracelet a week later. Really, all I gathered from this occurrence was that someone had [...] Related posts: But First, Let Me Commit a Crime My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want to do drugs less than hearing... Bathroom Dreams Have you ever had the dreams where you just REALLY... YARPP powered by…
  • No Corny Jokes Here

    cecilia
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Fair food. The owners of probably the most unfair smells ever to reach my nostrils. Walking around with your family? Here, each of you can gnaw on a sausage on a stick. On a first date with a cute girl person thing? Here, eviscerate a giant turkey leg in front of her. Nothing turns on [...] Related posts: Doggone It What are the world’s biggest mysteries? Stonehenge, probably. Amelia Earhart?... The Bad Influence of Talking Heads How long have you been waiting for your dream house?... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
 
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  • Vote For People’s Choice Award Nominees

    Rachel
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    This is the last day to vote for nominees for the upcoming People’s Choice Awards 2015. Voting ends at 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT). You can cast your votes in all categories here, or skip right to the Favorite TV Crime Drama category. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are all listed; you can vote for up to five nominees, and there’s a space to write in a series you don’t see on the list. You can find more categories after the jump! NCIS is one of the listed suggestions for Favorite TV Show. The Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor category…
  • Tony Iommi Writes Music For ‘CSI’

    Rachel
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation scheduled to air on November 9, “The Twin Paradox”, will contain original music from Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. “I was asked if I’d be interested so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they seemed to like,” he posted on Iommi.com. “It’s not very long but it was different working with images rather than just music, I’d certainly be up for doing more.” Iommi, along with fellow Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, appeared in CSI’s season 13 finale,…
  • ‘Criminal Minds’ Ratings & Promo Are Now Available

    Rachel
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Criminal Minds aired a new episode last night, and you can find episode ratings, video links and next week’s promo after the jump! The fifth episode of Criminal Minds’ tenth season, “Boxed In”, aired at 9:00pm. The episode pulled in 10.31 million viewers and a 2.3 rating/6 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers. You can watch the episode on CBS.com, XFinity TV or CTV; and check out the promo for next week below (also available on SpoilerTV):
  • Hayley Kiyoko Joins The Cast Of ‘CSI:Cyber’

    Rachel
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The upcoming CSI: Crime Scene Investigation spinoff CSI: Cyber has cast Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) in a series regular role. According to Deadline, Kiyoko will play Raven, a young techie who works alongside Brody “Baby Face” Nelson (Shad Moss) in the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division. “Her special skill is ‘youth culture’, and she’s an expert in social media, cyber trends, and international relations,” the site reports. However, Raven has a dark secret, which boss Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) won’t discover until it’s too late. Here’s…
  • Take A Peek At Tonight’s ‘Criminal Minds’

    Rachel
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Criminal Minds has a new, Halloween-themed episode on the schedule tonight, and you can find sneak peeks, interviews and photos after the jump! Here’s the first clip from “Boxed In”, which features Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and guest star Billy Dec. (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express or SpoilerTV.) TV Guide shared this exclusive sneak peek, featuring Hotch and guest star Cornelius Jones Jr: Dec spoke to WGN Radio about being rejected for the role before he was finally cast as Detective Paul Rosado. Gibson directed the…
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  • What to do When an Inspector Comes Knocking

    K&L Gates LLP
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Visits to workplaces by work health and safety (WHS) inspectors are a necessary part of the enforcement regime of WHS regulators. They often occur in circumstances where organisations are under considerable time pressures, particularly following a...By: K&L Gates LLP
  • Knowing When to Fold — Arguing the FCPA’s Definition of “Foreign Official”

    Michael Volkov
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    With lots of fanfare, Esquenazi and Rodriguez, and the usual suspects filed a cert petition and briefs in support of the appeal from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision affirming the lower court’s interpretation of “instrumentality,” and the...By: Michael Volkov
  • Jodi Arias: Bordering on Death?

    Michael Volkov
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Just when we thought Jodi Arias had receded into the shadows of notorious sociopathic killers, she has returned for yet another drama-filled narcissistic replay of her depraved indifference to life and humanity....By: Michael Volkov
  • To Catch an E-Thief — Under Federal Property Law

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    As businesses move away from paper documents, courts are poised to broaden ‘conversion’ definition. The fundamental shift for busi­nesses in the past 15 years from paper documents to computer data has forced the courts to decide whether...By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Third Circuit Holds That Insured Must Reimburse Insurer For Litigation Costs Paid In Excess Of Sub-limit

    Proskauer - Insurance Recovery & Counseling
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    In CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co. v. Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, L.L.P., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a $100,000 sub-limit for claims involving employee misappropriation, misuse, theft or embezzlement in a...By: Proskauer - Insurance Recovery & Counseling
 
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  • 'Clueless' stars look like they haven't aged

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    'Clueless' stars look like they haven't agedE!Stacey Dash is 47 and Donald Faison is 40 -- but they could still (almost) pass for high schoolers.How they look 19 years laterTake a look Bruce Jenner rocks nail polishDaniel Radcliffe raps
  • Terminally ill woman may delay suicide

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Terminally ill woman may delay suicideYouTubeThe 29-year-old with incurable cancer sparked controversy earlier this month when she revealed plans to end her life this Saturday.Why she might postpone her deathMore to see Students still missing in MexicoDoctor calls for 'American Jihad'
  • Germiest public places may surprise you

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Germiest public places may surprise youGettyKids' playgrounds are definitely front-runners -- but they are not number 1 on the list.Trying to stay healthy? Avoid this stopMore health newsSecret to revving metabolismGroup more likely to abuse steroids?
  • 2 years later: Superstorm Sandy recovery

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    2 years later: Superstorm Sandy recoveryAPThe evening of October 29, 2012 is one that many residents won't forget when Sandy struck -- causing at least $65 billion in damage.Pictures from the hardest hit areasMore headlinesHagel's 'critically important' issueAre we ready for the next storm?
  • Man suspected of killing Pa. state trooper captured

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Man suspected of killing Pa. state trooper capturedEric Frein, accused of shooting a Pa. state trooper in September, had eluded cops for months, hiding out in the Pocono Mountains.How cops reportedly nabbed himIn other newsFour killed in deadly plane crashVictim's family testifies at Arias trial
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  • 'Clueless' stars look like they haven't aged

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    'Clueless' stars look like they haven't agedE!Stacey Dash is 47 and Donald Faison is 40 -- but they could still (almost) pass for high schoolers.How they look 19 years laterTake a look Bruce Jenner rocks nail polishDaniel Radcliffe raps
  • Terminally ill woman may delay suicide

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Terminally ill woman may delay suicideYouTubeThe 29-year-old with incurable cancer sparked controversy earlier this month when she revealed plans to end her life this Saturday.Why she might postpone her deathMore to see Students still missing in MexicoDoctor calls for 'American Jihad'
  • Germiest public places may surprise you

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Germiest public places may surprise youGettyKids' playgrounds are definitely front-runners -- but they are not number 1 on the list.Trying to stay healthy? Avoid this stopMore health newsSecret to revving metabolismGroup more likely to abuse steroids?
  • 2 years later: Superstorm Sandy recovery

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    2 years later: Superstorm Sandy recoveryAPThe evening of October 29, 2012 is one that many residents won't forget when Sandy struck -- causing at least $65 billion in damage.Pictures from the hardest hit areasMore headlinesHagel's 'critically important' issueAre we ready for the next storm?
  • Man suspected of killing Pa. state trooper captured

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Man suspected of killing Pa. state trooper capturedEric Frein, accused of shooting a Pa. state trooper in September, had eluded cops for months, hiding out in the Pocono Mountains.How cops reportedly nabbed himIn other newsFour killed in deadly plane crashVictim's family testifies at Arias trial
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    Mafia Families

  • The Irishman: Inside an Upcoming Major Hollywood Mob Flick: Special to New … – New Criminologist

    Mafia Family
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    The Irishman: Inside an Upcoming Major Hollywood Mob Flick: Special to New New Criminologist“First of all,” Reid explained to the New Criminologist. “Rick's book was self- published and not a New York Times bestseller. Even if a book is a New York Related posts: Up Against the Bookshelf Column: Special to New Criminologist – New Criminologist Hollywood 101: Specialized beauty school takes stylists inside … – amNewYork Brain food: Why the mafia study gangster movies – New Criminologist
  • Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News

    Mafia Family
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    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.ukGotti jnr's mobster trial set to beginThe AgeMyStateline.com -United Press International -Newsdayall 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…
  • Water's Oxygen Content Clears Suspected Murder Weapon, Fingers Other – Design News

    Mafia Family
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Water's Oxygen Content Clears Suspected Murder Weapon, Fingers OtherDesign News, MAThe oxygen content of water helped forensic engineer Ken Russell, who writes the Calamities Column for Design News, identify a possible murder weapon disposed of by monkeys, in this case of a hit ordered by the head of the New England La Cosa Nostra. … Related posts: Water's Oxygen Content Clears Suspected Murder Weapon, Fingers Other – Design News Water's Oxygen Content Clears Suspected Murder Weapon, Fingers Other – Design News Water's Oxygen Content Clears Suspected…
  • Family fortunes – The American mafia is down but not out – Jane’s

    Mafia Family
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Family fortunes – The American mafia is down but not outJane’s, UK - Oct 1, 2008The Italian-American Cosa Nostra criminal organisation, comprising of a number of largely autonomous 'family' groupings in various locations across the … Related posts: Family fortunes – The American mafia is down but not out – Jane’s Family fortunes – The American mafia is down but not out – Jane’s Family fortunes – The American mafia is down but not out – Jane’s
  • Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News

    Mafia Family
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    BBC 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…
 
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    Crime in America.Net

  • 82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]
  • 35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]
  • 19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

    admin
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]
  • The Devastating Impact of Violent Crime on Victims

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    More than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization per the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault. In the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, socio-emotional problems are defined as the victim’s experience […]
  • Inmates Increase in US Prisons

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009. While the state prison population increased by about 6,300 during 2013, […]
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  • 82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]
  • 35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]
  • 19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

    admin
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]
  • The Devastating Impact of Violent Crime on Victims

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    More than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization per the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault. In the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, socio-emotional problems are defined as the victim’s experience […]
  • Inmates Increase in US Prisons

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009. While the state prison population increased by about 6,300 during 2013, […]
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    meshDETECT® Blog

  • FCC Seeks To Kill Prison Payphone Site Commissions

    Brian
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The inmate communication services industry is being fundamentally reshaped by the FCC. Potentially more significant than its predecessor initiative, which significantly reduced prison payphone long-distance rates, the recently issued Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on key drivers of revenue and profit for these prison payphone providers and the prisons themselves. With the two largest providers of payphone services owned by private equity firms, not usually known for embracing a shrinking profit model, it will be interesting to see…
  • Skate To Where The Puck Is Going To Be

    Brian
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - Innovation, especially technology innovation, requires a willingness to challenge accepted approaches to problems as well as entrenched industry “truths”. This nontraditional thinking is best captured by a quote from hockey great Wayne Gretzky, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Back in June of 2011, we issued a press release announcing the introduction of the meshDETECT Secure Prison Cell Phone Solution. In the press release we said, “The meshDETECT™ secure cell phone platform devalues…
  • New Technologies In Prison

    Brian
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - Today I participated in the FCC’s Workshop on Inmate Calling Services Reform on the New Technologies panel to consider new and emerging forms of communications in correctional settings beyond the traditional wireline telephone call. Below is the text of my opening statement: As this workshop is focused on inmate calling services and this panel is specifically targeted to new technologies, I would like to focus my opening comments on a new solution to the problem of contraband cell phones in prison that also provides enhanced telephone access to…
  • Few Consequences For Texas Prison Cell Phone Smuggling

    Brian
    6 May 2014 | 6:43 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - A Texas Tribune investigation has found that few inmates or correctional officers face legal consequences for smuggling cellphones even as prison officials have intensified efforts to keep the devices out of prisons. Just 5 percent of cellphone smuggling cases investigated by the Criminal Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General from 2009 to 2013 resulted in a criminal sentence, according to documents obtained from the office through a public information request. Some notable excerpts from the article: In 2003, legislators made smuggling the…
  • To Fight Recidivism, DOJ Requires BOP To Offer Cell Phones To Prisoners

    Brian
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The Justice Department will require Federal Bureau of Prison halfway houses to boost services for inmates prior to release. The new rules also instruct federal work release facilities to provide cell phone access in order to help inmates seek employment opportunities. Once fully implemented, these services will be available to every single one of the approximately 30,000 inmates who are released through halfway houses each year. Several other modifications are being made to the standard contracts that apply to federal halfway houses in order to…
 
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    New Hampshire Legal Blog

  • Halloween & Trick or Treating Safety Tips – Dates & Times for New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    It may be startling to know that Halloween is statistically the deadliest day for pedestrians being hit by cars. Nearly three times as many pedestrian deaths occur on this holiday as compared to any other day of the year. Of those deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 19 percent of the pedestrian deaths involve alcohol. Halloween is on a Friday this year, which could increase the chances of a pedestrian accident. Because trick or treaters can’t always rely on motor vehicle drivers to abide by the rules of the road or take their safety into consideration, it is up…
  • If Pulled Over by Police in New Hampshire for DUI…..

    Tenn And Tenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    The action of being pulled over by the police for any reason can be distressing and cause a driver to panic. When you know you are being pulled over by the police for suspicion of DUI, an overwhelming sense of fear may overtake you even if you know you have done nothing illegal. Regardless of whether or not being pulled over for DUI is justified or warranted under the New Hampshire law, there are a few basic points and behaviors to keep in mind as the situation unfold. These points can help minimize the time you have to deal with the police and possibly help minimize your chances of being…
  • NH Motorcycle Fatality

    Tenn And Tenn
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed  recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.  Police told WMUR, that the 54-year-old man was riding behind a vehicle on Suncook Valley Highway.  When the lead vehicle turned right an SUV pulled on the Highway from the side road and the motorcycle hit it.  Authorities said an off-duty firefighter attempted to perform CPR, but he died at the scene.  Although Labor Day has come and gone, there will still be hundreds of motorcycles on the roads as we move into fall.  There are some things to keep in mind both as a motorcyclist…
  • Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH

    Tenn And Tenn
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Last week New Hampshire State Police arrested two motorcyclists who were reported to have been driving at least 125 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour area.  The arrest was made on I-93 coming off of Route 101.  State police say they had received complaint calls about the two, Rembert Zambrana, 34, and Erin Crete, 31, both of Litchfield, and were able to catch up with them about twenty minutes after the first complaint. Zambrana and Crete are charged with reckless operation as well as transportation of marijuana, which the troopers say they found in the motorcycles. Reckless driving is…
  • Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH

    Tenn And Tenn
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    A Durham, NH man recently died of the injuries he sustained when his bicycle hit a car’s open door.  58-year-old John Kavanagh was not wearing a helmet as he rode his bicycle in a marked bicycle lane down Main Street in his hometown.  Police told reporters that a legally parked driver opened his driver’s-side door and Kavanagh hit it, went over the door, and landed on the ground just in front of the car.  Kavanagh was initially taken to Wentworth Douglas Hospital and then to Mass General Hospital where he died.  Police said Kavanagh suffered massive head trauma from the accident. The…
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    Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Geigle

  • What is Entrapment?

    JacksonWhite Law
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A person can claim entrapment if they were duped into committing a crime by law enforcement officials who were looking to convict them. However, entrapment is a tricky defense for a lawyer to use because they have to be able to convince the court of a number of points. Proving Entrapment In order to convince the court that you were, in fact, entrapped by a government official, your criminal defense attorney will have to prove some of the following: You were not actively about to or planning to commit a crime Law enforcement was the origin of the idea to commit the crime Law enforcement…
  • What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?

    JacksonWhite Law
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    A summons to appear is a legal document issued by a court requesting the presence of an individual who is being sued or cited. The summons to appear will inform the person of the time and date to arrive in court, and if the person fails to show up, a bench warrant can be issued for their arrest. Types of Summons Citation – This type of summons is typically served at the scene of an incident by police officers for occurrences like traffic violations. If the individual fails to appear, they are issued a separate violation for failure to appear in addition to their original citation. Civil…
  • Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona

    JacksonWhite Law
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Each state has different laws defining and prosecuting animal cruelty. According to A.R.S. 13-2910, a person commits animal cruelty in Arizona by: 1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly subjecting any animal under their custody or control to cruel neglect or abandonment. 2. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly failing to provide medical attention necessary to prevent suffering to any animal under their custody or control. 3. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly inflicting unnecessary physical injury to any animal. The statute goes on to list every possible scenario for animal…
  • What is a Ward of The State?

    JacksonWhite Law
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    A ward of the state is usually a minor who has no parents and lives under protective custody of the state. In court, they’re appointed a legal guardian to uphold their best interests. These guardians are appointed by the judge to make life decisions for someone who is either mentally incapable or a minor. Deranged adults who are drug and alcohol addicted and can’t help themselves can also be wards of the state. These individuals are considered “incapacitated persons” by the law, and are also called wards by the court. Who can be the guardian of a ward in Arizona? Family members or…
  • Roper v. Simmons: Capital Punishment for Juveniles

    JacksonWhite Law
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Like Miranda v. Arizona, the circumstances of Roper v. Simmons overhauled and critiqued the U.S. justice system. As a result, the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment was unconstitutional for crimes committed when the defendant was less than 18-years-old. This decision overruled Stanford v. Kentucky from 1989, which upheld capital punishment for offenders who were 16 or older. Roper v. Simmons overturned statues from 25 states that had set a lower age limit. Christopher Simmons’ Murderous Plot In 1993, 17-year-old Christopher Simmons devised a plan to murder Shirley Crook with his…
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    North American Investigations: New York Private Investigator

  • Guide to Surveillance Private Investigations

    Darrin Giglio
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Surveillance private investigation is a means of monitoring the behavior of an individual or group of individuals, typically in order to obtain information about their location, behaviors, or potential illegal activity. Private investigators are hired most often by attorneys for civil suits, but they can also be useful for families searching for lost loved ones, background checks, investigating strange or illegal behavior of a close friend, loved one, or business partner, locating information or assets for use in a lawsuit, electronic surveillance of suspicious persons, and others.   How…
  • Best of Long Island: Vote for North American Investigations

    Darrin Giglio
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    North American investigations has been nominated for the Best of Long Island competition.  This is the first year we’ve been nominated and NAI is honored to have been recognized among so many other private investigators on Long Island.   Below are the details for the competition and how you can vote: 1. Head over to the Best of Long Island website   2. Select the Services section and click vote   3. Find the private investigator category   4. Select North American Investigations and submit your vote   Remember, you can only vote once every day from one IP…
  • The Statistics of Online Dating

    Darrin Giglio
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Sometimes online dating can take a turn for the worst.  Our private investigators have put together some statistics and have added some advice to toward the end of this infographic.   Be careful when dating online and remember, you don’t actually know someone until you meet them in person.  The post The Statistics of Online Dating appeared first on North American Investigations: New York Private Investigator.
  • Drones: The New Age of Private Investigators

    Darrin Giglio
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
     Gone are the days when private investigators hid behind bushes with binoculars, spent hours looking through old files or participated in the ever popular and time consuming stakeout. Today’s technology offers high-power digital camera lenses, databases, and drones to find out what they need to know. There’s no shortage of work for great private investigators, and contrary to popular belief they don’t all spend their time securing evidence for cheating partners. They are highly sought after by insurance companies, fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and just about anyone who is…
  • How Do You Hire a Private Investigator?

    Darrin Giglio
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    There are a lot of reasons you might need to hire a private investigator. Whether you need to find out about a spouse or employee, track a missing person, trace an outstanding debt, or something else, a private investigator can get to the bottom of it in a professional and discreet manner. The first step to your investigation is finding and choosing the right private investigator. You’ll want to learn about a private investigator, including their experience and their private investigator fees, before you make a commitment to use their services. Get recommendations One way to start your…
 
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    Federal Charges.com » News

  • Pilot and Aspiring Model Arrested in Drug Bust

    Sabrina
    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…
  • Multiple Downtown LA Businesses Linked to Drug Cartel Money Laundering

    Sabrina
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    More than 1000 federal law enforcement officers descended on the Fashion District in Los Angeles last week to enact dozens of search and arrest warrants linked to multiple businesses using Black Market Peso Exchange schemes to do money laundering of money gotten from narcotics sales for international drug cartels. Federal authorities arrested nine defendants and seized a staggering $75 million in cash and from bank accounts around the globe, related to asset forfeiture actions that were doing as part of the current investigations. One of the cases that was unsealed last week alleged that the…
  • Federal Charges Filed in Craigslist Home Invasion

    Sabrina
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Three men were arrested last week related to a home invasion and car chase in Gulf Breeze FL, and are facing both state and federal charges. Robert Falcon Fraser, 26, Teandre Lanell Altman, 21, and Frank Anthony Rogers, 19, all were charged with possessing stolen firearms after they allegedly attacked, beat and robbed a man of 12 guns on Aug. 27. The criminal complaint filed stated that Fraser and Altman are convicted felons who possessed the firearms. The guns that were allegedly stolen included shotguns, rifles and handguns. One was an AR-15. The complaint alleges that the trio arranged to…
  • Suspect Charged in Investment Scam Involving Millions of Dollars and Miami Heat Tickets

    Sabrina
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Haider Zafar, who lived until recently in Miami-Dade County in Florida, has been charged by the federal government with five counts of wire fraud related to an investment scheme that brought millions of dollars in from investors and also involved a Miami Heat premium ticket package. If he is convicted, Zafar faces 20 years maximum in prison on each count of wire fraud. The indictment reads that Zafar introduced himself to investors as part of a wealthy family from Pakistan that ran a number of hotels, including the Marriott that was bombed a few years ago in Islamabad, as well as several oil…
  • Standard Chartered Is Hit With $300 Million Fine for Money Laundering

    Sabrina
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    It has taken a staggering $667 million in fines and a strict promise from Standard Chartered, a British bank, to get the regulatory spotlight off of its business. A settlement was announced this week by the financial regulator in New York state that the company will pay a fine of $300 million fine and will have to stop a highly profitable business activity because it has failed to weed out several types of transaction that often involve money laundering, a form of financial fraud, which is similar to expensive settlements that occurred in 2012. Those settlements, which were done with federal…
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    Professional UK Private Investigators

  • 16 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

    Matt Thomas
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Most individuals would never think to hire a Private Investigator. They aren’t just for catching out cheating partners or catching out fraudsters – Private Investigators can assist you in many different ways, at home and at work. At home You’ve met someone online – but are they who they say they are? Background checks can put your mind at rest before you take the relationship any further. You suspect your partner is cheating but can’t prove it. A Private Investigator will uncover the truth and put your mind at rest. You’ve lent someone money – and they’ve…
  • What types of services might a private investigator actually provide?

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    When you think about private investigators and what they actually do, it is quite easy to simply get swept away by romantic notions of the job, as depicted on the big (and small) screen. Even if your view of a modern-day PI is less Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and more Magnum P.I., far-fetched conceptions are still going to be made about the life of a private investigator. Even grittier and more authentic TV detective characters like Jimmy McNulty of The Wire and John Luther of Luther may get involved with extreme scenarios that still fail to accurately display what this kind of role really…
  • Facts and Figures relating to Britain’s Most Expensive Legal Trial

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    What an interesting week it has been with Rebekah Brooks being cleared of all charges against her whilst Andy Coulson, her former colleague, was found guilty of conspiring to hack phones and will be sentenced next week with three former colleagues Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck , James Whetherup and private detective, Glenn Mulcaire, all of whom pleaded guilty. The private investigation industry has been keeping a close eye on the trial, it is thought that the outcome of the trial could have some influence on when licensing or regulation of the industry will actually start to happen. Theresa…
  • Matt Thomas says not all Private Investigators are Grimy, Disgusting and Sick Individuals

    admin
    29 May 2014 | 7:48 am
    Matt Thomas has his say………The other day I was reading a blog where someone was stating that all private investigators are ‘grimy, disgusting and sick individuals’. This is something that we as, decent, professional private investigators, have to contend with. With all the negative press private investigators have been getting these past few years I am keen to let people know that not all investigation firms are rogue and operate illegally. The majority of us run our businesses in a lawful way ensuring any evidence we obtain has been done so without breaking the law. As…
  • Private Investigator Questions: Make sure you ask them!

    admin
    19 May 2014 | 6:47 am
    As you may or may not know on 31st July 2013 the Home Secretary, Teresa May, announced the Governments intention to have private investigators regulated/licensed through the Security Industry Authority. As it stands today April 29th 2014 the licensing of Private Investigators in the UK appears to still be some way off being implemented.  Therefore when deciding which investigation firm you should choose to help you there are a few vital things that should be looked at. Here is a list of the things you should be looking at before deciding who to instruct:  Does the private investigation firm…
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    Sword and Scale

  • Sword and Scale Episode 29

    Mike Boudet
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The term “bluebeard” conveys images of pirates sailing the high seas, but the actual meaning of this term is much darker and there are examples of it all around us. You see, a “bluebeard” is a man that murders his wife. The term is derived from a French folktale dating back to the 1600′s, making this horrible idea not a new one. The fact that this term isn’t commonly used in North America is curious, since its female counterpart “black widow” is widely known worldwide. In this episode of Sword and Scale we examine some Bluebeard cases which you…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 28

    Mike Boudet
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Everyone thought Joshua Gouker was a dangerous criminal. It was easy to convict him of murdering his 14-year-old step son Trey Zwicker, especially after he suddenly changed his plea to guilty and confessed. But why would a hardened criminal mastermind, who had several friends and family members at his command and lying for him, suddenly confess at trial without a plea bargain in place? The answer is that his son, who he proudly referred to as a demon child, was also on trial for the same murder, and although he was only 15 when Zwicker died, he was being tried as an adult. The bond between…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 27

    Mike Boudet
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In this special two-parter, the brutal and inexplicable murder of a 14-year-old boy exposes a dysfunctional American family’s secrets and lies.  This is the story of Trey Zwicker’s murder, a young boy who did everything right but never really had a chance because he grew up in the wrong place, around the wrong people. This is also the story of a father and son.  Joshua Young, a bright honor-role student, and Joshua Gouker, a convicted felon who had spent most of his son’s lifetime behind bars.  The two were so close that they even share a murder indictment for Trey…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 26

    Mike Boudet
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This is one of the most under-reported murders in the history of the North American Continent. A mutilation that took hours and mind that was so disturbed it relished in the extreme violence inflicted on the deceased, this story exposes the obvious deficiencies in the extremely Liberal Canadian justice system, which even many natives don’t even fully understand. Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill “The Shall We Ask Murder” and host of the highly-popular true-crime podcast True Murder “The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History”, joins us to tell us a tale…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 25

    Mike Boudet
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children.  Being one of these children is nightmarish enough, but if your abuser is someone you completely trust, then the event becomes all the more traumatic.  Jamie Sivrais was one of these children.  When he was 10 his father, who had been absent much of his early life, sexually abused him.  Emboldened by his act, the abuse escalated to a point where Jamie knew he had to do something to try and put an end to it. Today Jamie runs a non-profit called A Voice for the…
 
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    Sword and Scale

  • Real Life Vampires

    Heather Sutfin
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Vampire mythos and legends have been around for centuries. From Bram Stoker’s famed Dracula to the more recent hit movie and novel series Twilight, vampires have long resonated with the public. Often portrayed as ruthless killers, but at the same time seductive and tortured souls that are forced to walk the Earth for an eternity, hiding in the shadows while they steak out their next meal, it’s no wonder that the fascination with these humanesq creatures have withstood the test of time. While these stories may be great for creeping out the kids or catching on a late night movie marathon,…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 29

    Mike Boudet
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The term “bluebeard” conveys images of pirates sailing the high seas, but the actual meaning of this term is much darker and there are examples of it all around us. You see, a “bluebeard” is a man that murders his wife. The term is derived from a French folktale dating back to the 1600′s, making this horrible idea not a new one. The fact that this term isn’t commonly used in North America is curious, since its female counterpart “black widow” is widely known worldwide. In this episode of Sword and Scale we examine some Bluebeard cases which you…
  • Strangest Final Meal Requests

    Heather Sutfin
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    It is customary for inmates to be provided with a last meal request preceding their execution. The tradition began in Europe as a sort of peace offering between the inmate, the judge, and executioner. It is symbolic of the accused being forgiven for their past, and superstitiously believed to prevent the executed inmate’s ghost from returning to haunt the executioner. Since inmates are allowed to choose whatever they want to eat, with a few exceptions, there is no doubt that there have been some odd requests over the years. Victor Feguer Michigan drifter, and convicted murderer, Victor…
  • Murder Incorporated

    Robert Walsh
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Murder is nothing new. Most murderers are amateurs while some, such as hitmen, are professionals. What you very seldom find is a group of hitmen, a dedicated gang of killers selling murder-for-hire as the enforcement arm of a national crime syndicate. ‘Murder Incorporated’ was exactly that. Within the underworld there was nothing like them prior to their appearance and there’s been nothing like them since their demise. They were an integral part of the restructuring of American organised crime and one of the most notorious criminal groups that ever existed. Louis ‘Lepke’…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 28

    Mike Boudet
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Everyone thought Joshua Gouker was a dangerous criminal. It was easy to convict him of murdering his 14-year-old step son Trey Zwicker, especially after he suddenly changed his plea to guilty and confessed. But why would a hardened criminal mastermind, who had several friends and family members at his command and lying for him, suddenly confess at trial without a plea bargain in place? The answer is that his son, who he proudly referred to as a demon child, was also on trial for the same murder, and although he was only 15 when Zwicker died, he was being tried as an adult. The bond between…
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    WKLAW DUI

  • Guide to Sobriety Tests in California

    Matthew Wallin
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If there’s anything we can learn from this video clip from the comedy show Reno 911, it’s that Field Sobriety Tests can be ridiculously unnecessary, and oftentimes lead to self-incrimination. However, if you know your rights and are certain about what you should do during a DUI stop, your chances of being convicted for DUI are greatly reduced. If you are stopped for DUI, you will likely be asked to take a field sobriety test. Here’s a brief guide that will help you avoid a DUI conviction by knowing how to handle a DUI stop and subsequent field sobriety tests. Show Police Your…
  • 10 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in California

    Matthew Wallin
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    What a DUI might look like. Uploaded by Josh Hallet Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that can be committed by nearly anyone, regardless of education, profession, or income. It may be someone who drinks regularly or only once in a while. All it takes is driving a car after one drink too many, and you can find yourself convicted of DUI, leaving you to face devastating consequences that can last for years. While you may be aware that a DUI conviction could lead to jail time and fines, there are also some unknown consequences of a conviction. Here is a list of some of the possible…
  • Can Police Force You to Submit to a Blood Test at a DUI Stop?

    Matthew Wallin
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Missouri v. McNeely that police do not have a right to force you to take a blood test during a DUI stop.1The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. Because of this ruling, if a cop forces you to submit to a blood test during a DUI stop, the test could be considered illegal and the results will likely not be accepted as evidence. What if I Refuse to Take a Test? You can refuse to take a blood test at a DUI stop. However, if the police find probable cause that you committed a crime, they can search you…
  • Rules Concerning Sobriety Checkpoints in California (CVC 23152)

    Matthew Wallin
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    On a Friday afternoon, you and your friends decide to celebrate the end of a long workweek by heading to happy hour at your favorite restaurant. After having a couple of drinks, you head home. As you near your neighborhood, you notice ahead of you a row of traffic cones, a couple of patrol cars, flashing lights, and police officers in the street stopping a line of cars. These are the telltale signs of a sobriety checkpoint. What can you do at this point? The Law of Sobriety Checkpoints The landmark DUI case in California is Ingersoll v. Palmer, (1987) 43 Cal.3d 1321. It is the case that…
  • What is a DMV Hearing? (Video)

    Matthew Wallin
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    A DMV hearing is part of the process you will go through if you are arrested for a DUI. Once you are arrested, an officer will take away your license and you will later be issued a temporary pink license. Once you are issued a temporary pink license, you have 10 days to set a DMV hearing. If you fail to set a DMV hearing, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended. A DUI arrest will trigger both a DMV hearing to determine if your license will be suspended, as well as charges in criminal court. The sole purpose of the DMV hearing is for the DMV to take away your license. The…
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    Pennsylvania and New Jersey Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers » Blog

  • What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

    Young Klein & Associates
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Simple assault is one of the most common criminal charges in America, including Pennsylvania.  But how is it distinguished from aggravated assault, and what should you do if you’ve been charged? What is Simple Assault? Some instances of assault are extremely serious, causing permanent, disabling, and near-fatal injuries.  This is referred to as aggravated assault.  But while aggravated assault is relatively common, with over 26,000 cases reported by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in 2013 alone, simple assault arrests are even more prevalent. This is because…
  • Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Young Klein & Associates
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Philadelphia made national news earlier this month when Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana in amounts up to 30 grams.  With a population of over 1.5 million, the “City of Brotherly Love” is now America’s largest city to affect decriminalization.  What are the new rules Philadelphians need to understand?  And can you still get arrested on possession charges? Philadelphia Becomes Nation’s Largest City to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Philadelphia’s journey toward decriminalization hasn’t been quick or easy.
  • Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?

    Young Klein & Associates
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    In Pennsylvania, DUI or Driving Under the Influence is usually considered a misdemeanor. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, it can still trigger a slew of harsh consequences — including a prominent note on your public criminal record.  Anyone can view this record, including but not limited to prospective employers and loan officers, which means that you may run into obstacles when you’re trying to get hired for a job or take out a loan.  So is there any way you can remove old DUI charges from your record? How the ARD Program Can Help Clear Your Criminal Record…
  • Warrants for Traffic Tickets Explained

    Young Klein & Associates
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    After you’re issued a traffic ticket, you have two options: you can accept it and pay the fine, or deny it and fight the ticket in court.  But if you do neither, a judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest.  Our traffic violation lawyers explain how traffic offenses can lead to warrants, and what you should do if there’s a bench warrant out for your arrest. How a Traffic Ticket Can Lead to a Bench Warrant Tickets can be issued for two basic types of traffic violations: moving violations  (such as speeding, failure to use turn signals, or failure to wear a seat belt),…
  • The Formal Criminal Arraignment Process in Pennsylvania

    Young Klein & Associates
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    The justice system can be confusing, especially for people who have never been charged with a crime and don’t know what to expect after an arrest.  However, the more you understand about the legal process, the more comfortable and confident you can feel as your court date approaches.  In this article, our criminal defense lawyers explain how Pennsylvania’s arraignment process works. What Happens at Arraignment? When people think about court procedures, what they are usually picturing is a trial, where evidence is analyzed in order to determine whether a defendant is innocent…
 
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  • Ohio Breeder headbutts infant son

    Trench Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    William Bentley 22-year-old William Bentley of Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly headbutting his 7-week-old infant son, repeatedly. Why? The usual I’m afraid. His son would not stop crying. Think about that for a moment. Think about that level of violence. His rage was so much over his own son’s crying that he repeatedly slammed his own skull into the face of a helpless infant. The infant has survived and is expected to recover but does have extensive facial injuries. Bentley lived in a trailer park. I’ve poked fun at people who live in trailer…
  • Family member of Breeder charged with murder of daughter has some good advice

    Trench Reynolds
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Christopher Storbakken I was almost going to pass on this story because I can’t stomach a lot of the stories sent to me however in this tragedy comes wisdom. 27-year-old Christopher Storbakken of Indianapolis has been charged with murder in the death of his one-year-old daughter Fowler Harper. Storbakken at first claimed he dropped her while removing her from the crib but the autopsy showed that Fowler died from blunt force trauma and had injuries to her stomach, leg, arm and hand. Police say that Storbakken eventually admitted to striking his daughter because she wouldn’t stop…
  • Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents guilty of fraud

    Trench Reynolds
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Erica Parsons’ missing poster Earlier today Erica Parsons’ adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, was found guilty of fraud for collecting government benefits for Erica long after she had disappeared. Her adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this month. They are both scheduled to be sentenced in February. Sandy Parsons is looking at a possible sentence of 20+ years in prison. I thought the fraud charges would get one of them to crack about the possible whereabouts of Erica but it appears that they are thick as thieves so to speak.
  • Hannah Overton will be tried again in the death of Andrew Burd

    Trench Reynolds
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Hannah Overton (crying salty tears) Recently Hannah Overton had her murder conviction overturned in the death of her foster son Andrew Burd. She was initially convicted of killing Andrew by way of sodium poisoning as it was alleged she used some kind of salt filled seasoning as a punishment resulting in his death. There were also accusations of blunt force trauma against Andrew and making him sleep on a plywood bed under the watch of a hidden camera. Since Overton belonged to a local Texas mega-church there has been an outcry since her arrest to free her. Now prosecutors have stated that they…
  • 11-year-old runaway was victim of abuse

    Trench Reynolds
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Bell and Downs An 11-year-old boy recently ran away from his home in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He was gone for 25 hours before police found him relatively unharmed. I say relatively because the boy was said to have excessive bruising on his body. As it turned out the boy told police that his father and step-mother were physically abusive to him. DCFS further investigated and 43-year-old Ernest W. Bell III and 30-year-old Kristen M. Downs were charged with child abuse. They were also booked on drug and weapons charges as investigators found weed and guns in the home. The pair are said to have…
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