Monthly Archives: August 2015

Man Faces Obscenity Charge After O’Donnell’s Daughter Found

Man Faces Obscenity Charge After O’Donnell’s Daughter Found TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the home where Rosie O’Donnell’s missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, according to authorities and the star’s spokeswoman. Steven Sheerer faces charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity Continue Reading...

Police Use Stingrays In Routine Crimes, Don’t Tell Prosecution, Defense

Police Use Stingrays In Routine Crimes, Don’t Tell Prosecution, Defense Police in many cities are using phone trackers known as stingrays to locate the perpetrators of routine street crimes and frequently concealed that fact from the suspects, their lawyers and judges, reports USA Today. In the process, they transformed a form of surveillance billed as a tool to hunt terrorists Continue Reading...

Are Topless Panhandlers Covered by the First Amendment?

Are Topless Panhandlers Covered by the First Amendment?New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio raised the possibility of dismantling Times Square’s popular pedestrian plaza to deal with complaints about a surge of topless and costumed panhandlers at one of the world’s busiest crossroads.As The Wall Street Journal reports, the idea floated by the mayor and endorsed by the city’s police Continue Reading...

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Car Crash

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Car CrashCaitlyn Jenner could face a manslaughter charge in a fatal February car crash in California after investigators determined she was driving too fast, officials and law-enforcement sources said on Thursday.The four-vehicle crash involving the former Olympian and current reality-TV star left a woman dead on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Continue Reading...

Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data

Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison DataHACKERS WHO STOLE sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear to have made good on their threat to post the data online.A data dump, 9.7 gigabytes in size, was posted on Tuesday to the dark web using an Onion address accessible only through the Tor browser. The files appear to include account Continue Reading...

Police Reform In U.S.: Some Progress, A Long Way To Go

Police Reform In U.S.: Some Progress, A Long Way To Go Policing in the U.S. is showing some signs of improvement, thanks to the attention paid to it by the public and by government officials—and despite the well-publicized misdeeds of a few law enforcement officers in the past year. That’s the conclusion of members of President Barack Obama’s Task Force Continue Reading...

“Allowing a reality television program to film an ongoing murder investigation is a recipe for trouble”

“Allowing a reality television program to film an ongoing murder investigation is a recipe for trouble” An interesting opinion yesterday from the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Seventh Circuit, in Hart v. Mannina; here’s an excerpt (some paragraph breaks added):Allowing a reality television program to film an ongoing murder investigation is a recipe for trouble. It is easy to Continue Reading...

Group Files Complaint Against Judge Who Sentenced Man To Marry Girlfriend

Group Files Complaint Against Judge Who Sentenced Man To Marry Girlfriend AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group that advocates the separation of church and state has filed a complaint about a Texas judge who ordered a man to marry his girlfriend as a condition of probation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation said Friday it filed the complaint against Smith County Continue Reading...

How to avoid a nasty and costly divorce war

How to avoid a nasty and costly divorce war After attorney Joryn Jenkins’ parents divorced when she was seven, she never saw her father again. Experiencing firsthand how divorce can destroy a family forever, Jenkins never wanted other families to go through that. Yet after 35 years of trial work, the attorney was convinced that the grueling divorce court process Continue Reading...
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