Tuesday September 17, 2019

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Florida man rich enough to buy private island busted for shoplifting

A wealthy Florida Keys man found the dough for an $8 million island off Key West –but was apparently too cheap to cough up the cash for household items he stole them from Kmart.  More…

Man fatally shot Waffle House customer who paid for others’ meals: cops

A big-hearted man was fatally shot in the head at a Florida Waffle House over the weekend after he picked up the tabs of other customers and handed out cash, police said.  More…

Florida man gets out of jail, immediately steals from car in prison parking lot

Well, that was quick! A man leaving jail in Florida this week was arrested minutes later — accused of stealing from a car in the prison parking lot, police records show.  More…

Video shows man allegedly stealing chainsaw, hiding it in his pants

urveillance video from a store in California captured a man allegedly stealing a chainsaw by sticking it down his pants and beneath his jacket.  More…

Minnesota police called for welfare check on man that turns out to be cutout of MyPillow CEO

Minnesota police revealed they received a troubling call asking them to check on the welfare of a man standing outside hugging a pillow – only to find it was a cutout of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The Jordan Police Department said officers were called to check on the welfare of an adult male who was wearing no coat outside in the cold and hugging a pillow. Once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a cardboard cutout.  More…

Cher questions Los Angeles’ ability to ‘take care of its own’ amid immigration debate

Cher took to Twitter on Sunday to point out that Los Angeles, a city with about 50,000 homeless, is ill-equipped to deal with a large influx of illegal immigrants, much less its own residents.  More…

The FCC has fined robocallers $208 million. It’s collected $6,790

Since 2015, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law governing telemarketing and robodialing, to pay $208.4 million. That sum includes so-called forfeiture orders in cases involving robocalling, Do Not Call Registry and telephone solicitation violations. So far, the government has collected $6,790 of that amount, according to records obtained by The Wall Street Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request.  More…

Man gets 50 years for raping neighbor in Florida

A 20-year-old convicted of raping his neighbor and then offering to do work around her house to make it up to her is being sent to prison for 50 years.  More…

Woman fights back during sex assault, alleged attacker busted

A Florida woman left an attacker — who reportedly mistook her for a prostitute and sexually assaulted her —with a fat black eye that appeared to be swollen shut, police said.  More…

How two men helped restore voting rights to 1.5M Floridians

Neil Volz was a man who had it all; Desmond Meade was a man who never had much of anything. Both of them were convicted of felonies and hit the depths of despair before realizing they could help others like them. Now, thanks to their efforts, a newly passed referendum means 1.5 million convicted felons will be able to take part in Florida’s elections come November.  More…

Chicago seeks $130,000 from Jussie Smollett as actor’s legal team demands apology from mayor, police chief

The city of Chicago delivered a letter to Jussie Smollett’s legal team seeking $130,000 from the actor, a spokesperson for the city law department revealed to Fox News on Thursday, as Smollett’s lawyers demanded an apology from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for "for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud."  More…

McDonald’s customer calls police after employee put onions on his Big Mac, gets arrested

A McDonald’s customer was arrested after calling police to complain about his Big Mac hamburger having onions – and challenging the restaurant’s manager to a fist fight.  More…

State’s Attorney on Jussie Smollett: ‘I do not believe he is innocent’

The prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that doesn’t mean he is not guilty of staging a hate attack against himself — and he attributed the move in part to the actor’s lack of criminal history. “I do not believe he is innocent,” First Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Joseph Magats, who took over the case after Kim Foxx recused herself, told a Chicago CBS affiliate.  More…

All charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped

Chicago prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett during a surprise court hearing. “Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him,” his attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement.  More…

Ex-CIA head Brennan on Trump attacks: I may have relied on ‘bad information’

Former head of the CIA John Brennan admitted on Monday that he may have relied on “bad information” for his relentless attacks on President Trump. Brennan — who once warned that “our Nation’s future is at stake” — told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he may have been misled on the extent of Trump’s connections to Russia.  More…