An off-duty U.S. navy sailor wrestled a Dubai bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he tried to rape her at knifepoint on Jan. 19, a courtroom heard Wednesday.
The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai when she was attacked by a bus driver after he picked her up from the Mall of the Emirates shopping center.
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A U.S. judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction.
Judge Raymond Voet has a posted policy stating that electronic devices causing a disturbance during court sessions will result in the owner being cited with contempt, the Sentinel-Standard of Ionia and MLive.com reported.
Chardon High shooter TJ Lane wears ‘KILLER’ T-shirt, gives middle finger to courtroom at sentencing
Excellent interviews by local radio host of the sherriff, prosecutor, and defense atty. here…
An Ohio woman who was seeking an order of protection against her ex-boyfriend was brutally assaulted by the man inside a Domestic Relations courtroom last week, an attack that was recorded by a surveillance camera.
As seen in the above video, the attack by Rashad Greene, 30, occurred after he was briefly left alone in the courtroom with Dominique Morrow, 28, and Greene’s grandmother.
Greene and Morrow were in the Summit County [...]
A Sarasota company may be to thank for saving Twinkies.
Hurst Capital, LLLP on Monday filed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hostess Brands Inc. with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York becoming the latest company to step forward to save Twinkies from extinction.
“Hostess has over the past 80 years created several of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the United [...]
Can you hear that sound? It is the sound of the air being let out of the economy. Since the election, there has been a massive tsunami of layoffs and business failures. Of course the company that is making the biggest headlines right now is Hostess. On Monday, Hostess will be in a New York bankruptcy courtroom as it begins the process of liquidating itself. Needless to say, Twinkie lovers [...]
A Cook County judge who was re-elected Tuesday despite being suspended from the bench appeared in court a few hours later as a defendant in a battery case that her attorney said should be tossed because his client was “legally insane” at the time.
Judge Cynthia Brim, 54, whose 18-year tenure has been marked by controversy, told reporters as she left a criminal courtroom Wednesday at 26th and California that she [...]
November 5, 2012
A North Carolina man sentenced to spend decades in prison for a homegrown terrorist plot raised little resistance in court proceedings Monday against charges that he sought to have government witnesses in his earlier trial beheaded.
Hysen Sherifi, 28, is acting as his own attorney and waved off early opportunities to resist the government’s case against him. His decision not to contest the government’s pre-trial motions means prosecutors will [...]
The producer of the controversial anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” has been arrested for violating terms of his probation and is set for an appearance this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, is scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Christina Snyder, who sentenced him in June 2010 following a bank fraud conviction.
Investigators have not yet provided details about how Nakoula allegedly violated probation, but it [...]
Massport could be on the hook for billions of dollars in damages as part of a lawsuit filed by the owners of the World Trade Center who accuse the agency of “abysmal” security at Logan Airport on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two jets and unleashed their war on America.
The suit — one of the last linked to the attacks 11 years ago today — could give the [...]
DETROIT (WWJ) – A court room in Detroit’s 36th District Court is closed after officials say a bug-infested man showed up for proceedings.
DENVER — The Newland family didn’t spend 50 years building a business here for the plaudits, but when a Denver City Council member moved to recognize them with an anniversary proclamation, the clan was flattered.
So it came as a disappointment last week when the Newlands learned that the council decided to cancel the honor, especially when they found out the reason: Their successful legal challenge against the Obama health care reform’s birth control, sterilization [...]
Telling a man he has ‘no balls’ as an insult is a crime punishable with a fine because it hurts male pride, Italy’s highest court has declared in a ruling on a curious row between two cousins.
The case was brought to the supreme court by a lawyer named only as Vittorio against his
cousin Alberto, a justice of the peace, for the phrase uttered during a heated courtroom exchange in the [...]
An Alaska jury has convicted a man of assault and robbery charges for delivering a knockout punch to a then-7-year-old girl when she refused to give up her bike.
Byron Syvinski, 34, of Anchorage, was convicted on Wednesday of robbery and six counts of assault in the June 2011 incident.
He was accused of punching Am-marie Martin in the head. She fell unconscious and he allegedly hit her several more times.
KTUU reported [...]
Amy Senser was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident and sentenced to 41 months in jail
Cried while apologizing to the victim’s family in court
The wife of an ex-Minnesota Vikings football player told the family of the man who she killed in a hit and run accident that she was so remorseful that she tattooed the victim’s name on her wrist and [...]
Now, the ACLU’s New Jersey chapter has gone beyond the courtroom, introducing a smartphone application to allow state residents to secretly record police stops, protect the recordings from being deleted by displeased officers and report the incidents to civil rights groups.
“This app provides an essential tool for police accountability,” said Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the ACLU of New Jersey.
“I’ve written before about the “sovereign citizens” movement – a group of people who claim not to recognize the authority of the federal government. These beliefs are usually backed up by some incredibly bizarre legal theories – claims that capitalizing one’s name in a court document makes the document invalid, claiming that a flag in a courtroom with a gold fringe signifies that it’s an “admiralty court” which has no jurisdiction over [...]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards was publicly exposed at his trial as a staggeringly selfish politician and shameless liar who cheated on his wife as she suffered from incurable cancer.
Yet it was the Justice Department that wound up publicly embarrassed on Thursday as federal prosecutors’ attempt to turn Edwards’s misdeeds into criminal convictions ran aground in a courtroom here.
The outcome of the six-week trial was a high-profile blow to the Justice Department’s beleaguered Public [...]
Cairo (CNN) – The Cairo courtroom erupted in chaos Saturday after an Egyptian judge convicted former President Hosni Mubarak, but acquitted six of his aides, for the killing of protesters during last year’s pro-democracy uprising.
The judge handed Mubarak, 84, a life sentence.
It appeared the entire gallery of men dressed in suits began shouting and stood on their chairs chanting that the decision wasn’t harsh enough. Fists flew and at least one [...]
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A federal judge told jurors on the John Edwards case they must go back to deliberating, just moments after the jury announced it had reached a verdict on one of six counts but deadlocked on the others.
The courtroom was briefly thrown into confusion this afternoon. The parties were called back and told a verdict had been reached, but once in court the foreman informed Judge Catherine [...]
A former high school football who was wrongfully accused of rape and sentenced to six years in prison now wants the State of California to pay him for every day he had spent behind bars.
Attorneys representing 26-year-old Brian Banks said their client is entitled to $100 a day for every day of his incarceration under state law.
Banks was exonerated this week after his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, admitted she had made [...]
Michael Rafferty guilty of raping and murdering eight-year-old Tori Stafford
Rafferty remained stone-faced as verdict was being read
He faces life sentence without possibility for parole before 25 years; partner already serving life sentence after pleading guilty to crime in 2010
Tori’s family burst into tears and later hugged outside Ontario courthouse
The man accused of abducting, raping, and beating to death an eight-year-old girl was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in an [...]
Two officers charged with murder of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas
Shocking new video shown at preliminary hearing shows graphic account of Thomas being beaten and Tasered by officers
Court also shown graphic images of Thomas’ body after he died
New surveillance video showing two officers beating a 37-year-old homeless man was played Monday – the latest evidence presented at a preliminary hearing in the man’s death.
The graphic black and white video is from a [...]
As the weather becomes warmer in [Chicago] young thugs will again be targeting their victims out on the streets… for assault, robbery, or worse. Tourists are particularly desirable targets because the experienced thugs know they will not return to appear in a Chicago courtroom to testify. It’s a fact of life, particularly in the Windy City.
With the proliferation of inexpensive cell phones, groups of thugs can assemble quickly out of nowhere. [...]
Andrew Young testified in court that he worried he would be killed when he met Edwards in a rural area in 2008 to discuss the affair
The judge struck down Rielle Hunter’s request to keep certain evidence sealed over a previous court battle about a sex tape
Judge will decide whether the sex tape will be admissible in court
John Edwards used a code to talk about his cancer-stricken wife with his mistress [...]
By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel11:12 a.m. EDT, April 20, 2012
After more than a week in jail, George Zimmerman just found out that he will be allowed bail on the second-degree murder charge he faces in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Judge Kenneth Lester said Zimmerman’s bond will be set at $150,000. He will be placed on GPS monitoring, and will not be released from custody today.
Zimmerman arrived in court about 9 [...]
Staff at the Judge Rotenberg Center pumped electricity through Andre McCollins’ body 31 times because he would not take his coat off
He was left in a coma for three days caused by shock, a court heard
This shocking new video shows how a disabled teenage boy was tied up and given 31 electric shocks over seven hours by his laughing teachers.
Writhing in agony and screaming to be saved student Andre McCollins [...]
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(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of [...]
Congress gets rough treatment at Supreme Court
By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press – 20 hrs ago…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week’s marathon arguments over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that it has scant faith in Congress’ ability to get anything done.
“You can’t repeal the rest of the act because you’re not going to get 60 votes in the Senate to repeal the rest. [...]
An explosive new t-shirt has come out with a picture of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, with the words ‘P***Y A** CRACKER’, adding fuel to the racial firestorm following the shooting of the unarmed teen.
The first picture of the offensive shirt was posted on Twitter showing Florida rapper Plies who has joined the growing list of celebrities supporting the Martin family’s fight.
The slogan on the t-shirt appears to be a [...]
A mother faces life in prison for starving her daughter to death and dumping her body in the trash because the baby didn’t fit in with the rest of the family.
Tania Coleman, 21, was convicted today of first-degree murder in Erie, Pennsylvania for the demise of her 14-month-old child, whose decomposed body was found in a suitcase on the street.
Prosecutors said Coleman’s chubby-cheeked child Alayja was deprived of food and [...]
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 50, sentenced to three years’ probation
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to hold press conference today
A sheriff who held his wife captive during an argument in front of the couple’s young son has been sentenced to probation and ordered to attended counseling.
Ross Mirkarimi, 50, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment in exchange for the dropping of three other misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, child endangerment and dissuading a witness.
A teenager accused of running an illegal South Florida gambling operation is behind bars on a $40,000 bond.
Briana Rios, 19, was charged with bookmaking and running a gambling house, between October and December 2011, taking bets on NFL and NBA games.
On Friday she appeared in a Broward County courtroom.
Young: Briana Rios, accused of running an illegal gambling operation in South Florida, is only nineteen years old
She allegedly ran her illicit [...]
A former Christian school coach, councilor, librarian and wife accused of sexual relations with an underage girl appeared in a Washington courthouse Wednesday to face federal charges.
Kyley Allworth, 29, entered the Vancouver courtroom wearing a blue suicide-prevention vest while facing charges of sexual contact with the student eight times while warning the girl to stay quiet.
According to investigators speaking with the victim, Allworth warned her, ‘I could get into trouble’ [...]