Wednesday February 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Teacher charged with abuse and assault for allegedly forcing boy to stand for Pledge Of Allegiance

A Boulder Valley School District teacher now faces child abuse and assault charges for allegedly forcing a child to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  More…

‘Obit Bandit’ Broke Into Homes While Residents Attended Funerals

Police arrested a man dubbed the “obit bandit” after he allegedly broke into several homes while residents attended funerals or wakes. Plymouth resident Randy Brunelle, 35, was found guilty in 2012 of breaking into the home of a Sandwich police officer’s mother while the officer attended her funeral. He served 18 months in jail for the crime.  More…

FBI admits it didn’t investigate tip on alleged school shooter

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz was an armed psycho who might shoot up a school — but it didn’t bother investigating, the agency admitted Friday. A little over a month later, on Wednesday, Cruz gunned down 17 people at his former high school.  More…

Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times

Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents. But the nature of the emergencies at his Parkland home included “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” and “domestic disturbance.”  More…

“Everyone predicted it”

"Everyone predicted it," a student said about the Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.  More…

The FBI Was Warned About the School Shooter in September

Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and frequent YouTube vlogger noticed an alarming comment left on one of his videos. "I’m going to be a professional school shooter," said a user named Nikolas Cruz. The YouTuber, 36-year-old Ben Bennight, alerted the FBI, emailing a screenshot of the comment to the bureau’s tips account. He also flagged the comment to YouTube.  More…

Robert Wagner a ‘person of interest’ in Natalie Wood’s death

Actor Robert Wagner is now considered a “person of interest” in the drowning death of actress Natalie Wood more than 36 years ago, according to a new report. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials want to interview Wagner, 87, again about the circumstances surrounding Wood’s mysterious death in November 1981, investigators told CBS’s “48 Hours.”  More…

Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10  shirts.  More…

New York’s criminal underground in the 20th century

When the likes of mob kingpins like Joe the Boss and Kid Twist ruled the streets of New York in the 1930s, they instilled a legacy of murder, robbery, and petty crime in the city. Enemies were dealt with in the most violent ways imaginable: public shootouts and ‘concrete boots’ were common. (disturbing images)  More…

Rooftop cabin at the center of lawsuit against the city

It’s city versus country in a legal battle between a Manhattan man who wants to keep his rooftop oasis — an actual cabin overlooking a mini-meadow atop his West Village loft — and regulators who say it must come down.  More…

Wife stabbed to death after changing TV channel

A Carlisle man was charged Monday with capital murder after he told police he stabbed his wife to death after she changed the television channel while he was outside having a smoke.  More…

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues pardons to spare immigrants from deportation

Escalating the state’s showdown with the Trump administration over illegal immigration, California Gov. Jerry Brown used a Christmas holiday tradition to grant pardons Saturday to two men who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.  More…

Rosie’s $2M offer to try and swing tax vote may have been illegal

Rosie O’Donnell made a last-ditch attempt to halt the GOP’s landmark tax bill when she offered $2 million to any Congress member to change their vote — and some are seeing the move as an illegal bribe.  More…

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. The agency’s inspector general said Pruitt has gotten more death threats than any of his predecessors.  More…

Woman congressional candidate drops out of race after sex harassment suit surfaces

A woman running as a Democrat for a Kansas congressional seat quit the race Friday after 12-year-old allegations surfaced that she sexually harassed a male co-worker and then retaliated against him when he shunned her amorous advances.  More…