Tuesday September 27, 2016

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Islamic suspect in deadly Washington mall shooting arrested

A 20-year-old Islamic immigrant from Turkey was arrested Saturday in the murders of five people in a Washington state shopping mall, authorities said. He has a previous record for assault and is not a U.S. citizen.  More…

Tulsa officer surrenders on manslaughter charge

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision that may prevent unrest in a city with a long history of tense race relations.  More…

Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs

“We’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside. They were coming in on buses from out of state. If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night. I can about say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs. They’re not coming from Charlotte.”  More…

JonBenet Ramsey’s brother to sue CBS over ‘false’ documentary

The lawyer for the family of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey denounced a CBS documentary theorizing she was killed by her brother, Burke, as a “false and unprofessional television attack” and threatened to sue the network for libel.  More…

Chris Darden admits he and Marcia Clark were ‘more than friends’

Christopher Darden, the prosecutor in the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, revealed that he and his co-counsel Marcia Clark “were more than friends” during the 1994 court case. “We were more than friends,” Darden said.  More…

Black man fatally shot by white Tulsa cop was unarmed

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, officer responding to a stalled vehicle last week can be seen in police dashcam video walking toward his SUV with his hands up and officers following behind him before he’s shocked with a stun gun and then fatally shot.  More…

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say

Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents. The information was passed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark, but dropped the case when the father recanted.  More…

Anger over poker games leads to fatal shooting at senior living facility

A 77-year-old man who shot three people, killing one, at the senior apartment complex where he lived had grown distant recently and had been angry about frequent poker games in the building’s common area, according to people who knew him.  More…

Gun rights group suing Katie Couric, others involved with ‘Under the Gun’ documentary

A Virginia gun rights group is suing the makers of the recent documentary "Under the Gun," including Katie Couric, alleging defamation and seeking $12 million in damages. The filmmakers were widely criticized for taking the interview out of context by leaving in an 8-second pause. Couric and the director, Stephanie Soechtig, both issued apologetic statements.  More…

Former Worker At El Segundo Chipotle Sues Chain For Racial Discrimination

A former Chipotle employee sued the restaurant chain Tuesday, claiming she was fired for complaining that her Latino co-workers got preferential treatment. When the plaintiff complained to a male Latino manager, he brushed her off and said “black girls always have an attitude,” the suit stated.  More…

Politician pulls a Kaepernick and sits during Pledge

A Missouri state senator has refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the state Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a black St. Louis Democrat, says her silent protest Wednesday on the Senate floor was intended to show solidarity.  More…

This is what parenting on heroin looks like

Ohio police have released jaw-dropping photos of an adult couple who apparently overdosed on heroin in the front seat of a vehicle as a 4-year-old boy sat in back. “We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug,” the post said.  More…

Store owner is doing right by victim of lowlife

The owner of the East Harlem clothing store where a 93-year-old wheelchair-bound woman had a wad of cash snatched right out of her bra by a heartless thief has decided to pay it forward — and replace the woman’s stolen pension money.  More…

Suspect arrested for swiping $3 million in jewelry from Drake’s tour bus

“Hotline Bling” rapper Drake saw the safe return of millions of dollars’ worth of actual bling stolen from his tour bus. Phoenix police recovered a reported $3 million worth of jewelry in a briefcase that was taken from a tour bus being used by the musician.  More…

Hillary Clinton used old BlackBerrys bought on eBay

While serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton bought her BlackBerrys on eBay because she liked older models that the smartphone company had long retired, a top Republican on Capitol Hill revealed Wednesday.  More…