Denver officials are deeply divided over the proper level of punishment for a police officer who was seen on video tackling and beating a 23-year-old man who was doing nothing but talking on a telephone outside a LoDo nightclub.
The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a department-issued piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal to push for the firing of Sparks and Corporal Randy Murr.Read more »
Lawyers for the town Beacon, NY, found an old law on the books that said pinball machines are against the law. Now, they're using it to shut down a retro arcade museum that has had a few too many noise complaints.Read more »
CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in SWAT gear busted through a door and searched a Cedar Rapids home for drugs Thursday morning, but came up empty.
At least 12 officers surprised the tenants at 1135 33rdSt. NE when they arrived around 7 a.m. with a narcotics search warrant. Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, a police spokeswoman, later confirmed that nothing was seized from the house.
No one was taken to jail, but the tenants of the house, Justin Davis, 28, and his girlfriend, Erica Lewis, 26, were charged with disorderly house and signed a promise to appear in court, police said. No one was injured during the raid.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically modified sugar beets engineered by Monsanto Co in a ruling that marks a major setback for the biotech giantRead more »
A Carmarthenshire primary school is being told it must stay open at the cost of up to £110,000 - despite not having a single pupil.
education officials say the school must be ready to open in the autumn - with a fully paid head teacher.Read more »
Starting today (July 1), every Finnish citizen now has a guaranteed legal right to a least a 1Mbps broadband connection, putting it on the same footing as other legal rights in the country such as healthcare and education.Read more »
The City Of Royal Oak will remove the No Firearms provision from the Arts, Beats, Eats Festival Contract on this coming Monday. This will be the 2nd Amendment to the Contract, which is just dripping with Irony. This festival will have 400,00+ Persons over 4 days.Read more »
A Texas state trooper stops a 1990 Mercedes with an expired registration sticker. The driver says he does not have his driver's license or proof of insurance. After arresting him for "failure to identify," the trooper searches him and his car, finding 14 grams (half an ounce) of marijuana and hashish. Indicted for possession with intent to deliver, he could be sent to prison for the rest of his life.Read more »
Delaware State Police say they have seized more than $150,000 from a New York man after pulling him over for speeding on Interstate 95.Read more »
An Indianapolis police officer who was once honored for his prolific arrests of drunken drivers could cost the city more than $1 million in legal claims stemming from a fatal crash in which he is accused of driving drunk.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving spokeswoman Dorene Englert expressed disappointment today in Officer David Bisard. MADD recognized Bisard in the late 1990s while he was a Noblesville police officer.Read more »
Regina residents living near the scene of a recent triple homicide are expressing concern after receiving a questionnaire from police asking some pretty straight questions — including direct inquires about whether they took place in the murders themselves.Read more »
After having it brought to their attention last year, the FAA still has not managed to protect its computers from cyber attack, citing the need to implement new air traffic control systems rather than protect its current systems.Read more »
At a time when workers pay and benefits have stagnated, federal employees average compensation has grown to more than double what private sector workers earn, a USA TODAY analysis finds.Read more »
His 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG has been shot without proper attire more times than an HP marketing contractor.
The only thing more abundant than the photos are the myriad theories behind how Silicon Valley's most notorious PL8 H8TR generates this special vehicular-code distortion field.Read more »
AEG Live,the Producers of the "Mile High Music Festival" in Colorado are suing 100 "John Does", 100 "Jane Does" and "Company XYZ" for crimes they will commit in the future... (not kidding)Read more »
In Philly, it's illegal to not put out recyclables. Residents who fail to put out a container for recycling are subject to having their garbage searched for recyclable materials; if they find "a considerable amount of recyclables mixed in with the trash... a citation is issued."Read more »
A Navarre mother wants answers, after an Escambia sheriff's deputy fired a shot into a car, when her toddler was inside.Read more »
Although a search of a vehicle that yielded a backpack full of cash that smelled like marijuana was ruled invalid, the money was never returned to the vehicle’s occupants.
In June the appellate division of the state Superior Court ruled the search was invalid but many readers — including John Paff, who is chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project — were curious as to what happened to the smelly money.Read more »
Banks get accused and charged with fraud when they charge fees and interest in a voluntary contract. The IRS gets away with it without consent and uses the threat of force to extract the money. Which is worse?Read more »
An Albuquerque stockbroker who confessed to stealing from clients to support a gambling habit is being dealt an unusual hand.
Prosecutors are letting him play poker for his freedom.
In exchange for the plea, authorities are letting Samuel McMaster, Jr. stay out of prison if he can earn enough money playing in poker tournaments to repay his victims.Read more »
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