Police said the student's mother knew about and allowed her daughter and the teacher to engage in the sexual conduct at her residence. She is a child social worker. I am sure the prosecutor blew a gasket on this one....Read more »
It's all in the name of anti-terrorism and public safety, of course, but the London 2012 Olympics will be the most sinister sporting event ever held outside of Battle Royale.Read more »
Rodney Dwayne Valentine, originally landed in jail after being charged with injury to personal property. Upon release, Valentine asked officers to give him a lift to a motel nearby. When they declined, he refused to leave, according to a country sheriff’s news release. After several hours passed and Valentine still remained, Deputies suggested he take a cab, he refused. Officials gave him repeated warnings that he had to leave. At 1 p.m. deputies arrested Valentine, charged him with second degree trespassing and tossed him back in the clink.Read more »
The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously on Tuesday to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops, in a blow to a industry that operates in violation of federal law but has become the largest collection of pot dispensaries in California. The 14-0 vote by the council comes after conflicting court decisions on how far local jurisdictions in California can go in cracking down on the cannabis shops. Some observers say the issue could end up before the state's Supreme Court.Read more »
This is an FBI report on what to watch out for. Short blurb below.
They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes. The offenses they do commit seem minor: They do not pay their taxes and regularly create false license plates, driver’s licenses, and even currency.Read more »
Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested numerous people for chalking downtown in the weeks leading up to ArtWalk. Protesters organized a "Chalk Walk" during Thursday's monthly ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles to "celebrate our right to free speech and remind the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles that chalking is NOT a crime." Los Angeles Police has been arresting people who have marked downtown with chalk. The chalkers have been targeting the area around the Central City Assn, as the "lobby group of the 1%," according to a handout distributed at ArtWalk.Read more »
Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for consumers’ cellphone records in 2011, an alarming surge over previous years that reflected the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology. Cellphone carriers, responding to inquiries from a member of Congress, reported responding to as many as thousands of police requests daily for customers’ locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants.Read more »
House Dems focus on gun control in Fast and Furious hearing
House Democrats, attempting to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from a contempt citation today, made a call for enhanced gun control laws the focus of their statements during the hearing this morning.Read more »
A 9-year-old blogger won a food fight with authorities in her Scottish town Friday, after an online outcry prompted officials to lift a ban on posting photos of her school lunches. Martha Payne's images of uninspiring school meals – one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop -drew international attention. The lifted ban allows her still to blog, but not post pictures. The blog, set up about six weeks ago as a writing project and to help raise money for a school-meals charity, has drawn more than 2 million hits.Read more »
(Ohio) - Chances of motorists being pulled over or stopped in a Ohio checkpoint this weekend are very high. Cincinatti radio discusses how 88 Counties in Ohio are home to over 900 Police Departments. These include the State Highway Patrol, County Sheriffs, Township Police, City and Town Police. Each participating in this weekends Click-It or Ticket with extra patrols in order to recieve the dedicated Federal highway funding.Read more »
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