Tuesday April 25, 2017

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Patriots now might owe Aaron Hernandez millions

Now that Aaron Hernandez may have his conviction posthumously vacated — under an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine — the Patriots could owe him money, a lawyer said Thursday. The Pats may actually be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate a $3.5 million bonus that was stopped hours after his murder arrest in 2013.  More…

Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison

Former New England Patriot and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison overnight, authorities said Wednesday morning. Just last week Hernandez was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in the South End in July 2012.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

Lawsuit: I paid $4,500 for a ‘worthless’ Eli Manning helmet

Diehard Giants fan Michael Jakab started to smell a rat shortly after paying $4,300 for a Giants helmet signed by quarterback Eli Manning and inscribed “Game Used 2007-08 Superbowl Season.” Jakab’s research concluded the helmet “had never been used in a game by Manning” and “was actually worthless to collectors,” his suit says.  More…

Pot is ruining Denver’s restaurant industry

The population of Denver has been steadily growing over the past few years, but not enough of its new inhabitants want to work in the restaurant industry. The reason? The higher-paying jobs are in weed. “Enter the weed business, which pays $22 an hour with full benefits.”  More…

Cop gets demoted for lying to Uber driver

A North Carolina police officer has been demoted after he was caught on camera telling an Uber driver he could not record a traffic stop. Local news outlets report police records show that Wilmington police Sgt. Kenneth Becker was demoted to corporal Wednesday. The demotion costs Becker $1.38 an hour.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First

A disturbing video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle. In the video, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar. After a few seconds, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement.  More…

Diddy’s Revolt TV sued for reverse discrimination

A production team for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt ?TV ?is suing the ?cable ?and radio network, claiming reverse discrimination — saying they were fired for being old white men.  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

Kidnapped woman escapes from moving car’s trunk and runs to freedom

Dramatic surveillance video shows the moment a kidnapping victim hopped out of the trunk of a moving car in Alabama and dashed to freedom. A man abducted the 25-year-old woman outside her apartment in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alabama.com reported. The kidnapper pointed a gun at the woman, demanding money.  More…

Driver in fatal crash that killed 13 people was texting

A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — a development that highlights the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel.  More…

McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

A McDonald’s employee from South Florida said his brain went into “hero mode” when he noticed a woman was barely breathing at the wheel Tuesday. Pedro Viloria, 22, was taking an off-duty Miami Dade officer’s breakfast order when she became unresponsive. Her car then spun out of control as her terrified children screamed in the back seat.  More…

Pulled over college kid proves sobriety by juggling

University of Central Arkansas student Blayk Puckett was pulled over by police late Friday night and proved his sobriety to officers by juggling. Puckett offered to perform a juggling trick for officers, who caught the moment on cell phone camera.  More…

Casey Anthony breaks her silence: I don’t know what happened

Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insists she doesn’t know how the last hours of Caylee’s life unfolded. “Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” she told The Associated Press.  More…