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    Bradley Cortright August 12, 2020 0 Comments Portland, Oregon’s District Attorney Mike Schmidt says his office will not prosecute protesters who have been charged with low-level offenses. In a statement detailing the new policy released on Tuesday, Schmidt noted the protests that have been ongoing since the death of George Floyd on May 25....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a victim $500,000 to keep her...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A white Nebraska prison inmate accused of attacking a Black prison guard has been charged with a hate crime. The Lancaster County Attorney’s Officer charged Devon Keezer, 31, this week with second-degree assault, enhanced as a hate crime, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Officials said the incident happened June 23 at...
    By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a...
    SAN ANTONIO – An employee with the Bexar County Purchasing & Procurement Department was arrested Thursday night on several felony drug charges after sheriff’s deputies carried out a warrant in an unrelated case at a far West Side home. Nicole Segreto, 37, faces three felony charges of drug possession with the intent to deliver after...
    Hundreds of protesters in Portland who were arrested in the past 80 days of demonstrations will not face any charges, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Tuesday. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric, and this frustration can escalate to levels that violate the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a victim $500,000 to keep...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a victim $500,000 to keep...
    A 37-year-old man followed a 14-year-old girl and later broke into her bedroom in Vadnais Heights, according to charges filed this week. Russell James Anderson Baldwin, 37, was charged with first-degree burglary and harassing someone under 18-years-old with sexual or aggressive intent, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court. Undated courtesy...
    The Multnomah County district attorney dismissed charges against an activist stemming from a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland that was declared a riot. Demetria Hester, who leads Portland’s Mothers United for Black Lives group, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. The district attorney’s office said...
    Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced his office will not prosecute nonviolent misdemeanor charges that have been levied against hundreds of Portland protesters over the past couple months. "We recognize that we undermine public safety, not promote it, if we leverage the force of our criminal justice system against peaceful protesters who are demanding...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has filed charges against Allegheny County Judge Mark Tranquilli. He is facing six counts of judicial misconduct. Tranquilli was relieved of his duties earlier this year after allegedly using a racial slur against a Black juror. BREAKING:PA Court of Judicial Discipline files charges against Alle. Co....
    A Virginia man who self-identified as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan was sentenced to six years in prison for ramming his vehicle through a Black Lives Matter protest in Richmond in June. Harry Rogers, 36, was found guilty of six misdemeanor crimes, including destruction of property, assault, and hit-and-run charges, on Monday....
    Officials in California slammed a “misinformation” campaign that claims that a “peaceful” Black Lives Matter leader who was arrested last month is facing 15 years in prison, calling her the “aggressor” of a protest that turned violent. News of Tianna Arata’s July 21 arrest was going viral Wednesday with the hashtag #FreeTianna, while a Change.org...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), a religious sect that broke away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, over the practice of polygamy. 2002-present - Warren Jeffs is the spiritual leader of the FLDS. His brother, Lyle...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Asif Ali Zardari, former president of Pakistan. PersonalBirth date: July 26, 1956Birth place: Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan Father: Hakim Ali Zardari, politician and businessmanRead MoreMother: Bilquis ZardariMarriage: Benazir Bhutto (December 18, 1987-December 27, 2007, her death) Children: Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Aseefa Religion: IslamOther FactsZardari is the widower of...
    Multnomah County District Attorney (DA) Mike Schmidt says protesters who took part in George Floyd protests can only be charged with assault, theft or property damage in a new retroactive policy. The policy comes as Schmidt says the DA’s office needs to “recognize that we will undermine public safety, not promote it, if we leverage...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man who authorities say led an hour-long chase throughout Bexar County on Tuesday is facing a bevy of charges following his arrest. Anthony Quiroga, 27, was charged with evading arrest, aggravated assault against a public servant, possession, criminal mischief, failure to stop to give information, and assault on a public servant,...
    The embattled district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, lost in a runoff election this week after serving as the county's chief prosecutor for more than two decades. Fani Willis, a county judge and former deputy district attorney, defeated Paul Howard by earning 73% of the vote, with most precincts reporting as of Tuesday evening....
    A 34-year-old man from Brick Township admitted to dealing drugs and carrying a handgun, authorities said. Jahmal Jones pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, Jr. said. Detectives from Barnegat and Lakewood townships police departments assisted in the investigation, searches and arrests, Nolan said. Jones...
    Prosecutors in Portland will not pursue charges against people who were arrested and accused of nonviolent crimes amid large-scale protests that have persisted in the city since the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt outlined his office's position on Tuesday with a policy laying out why...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to sustained, often...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Western Addition on Monday is facing charges of manslaughter, reckless driving, speeding and entering a crosswalk on a red signal. Officers responded to the fatal crash at Geary Boulevard and Gough Street at about 7 a.m., and tried to...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won't be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has...
            by Jake Dima  Left-wing prosecutors have implemented soft-on-crime approaches to criminal justice across America, in some instances making it a matter of policy in major cities not to prosecute specific crimes, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found. A common, though not universal, feature of prominent left-wing district attorneys is...
    (CNN)A Glen Allen, Virginia, man has been convicted of six misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six years in prison for driving his car through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in June, online court filings state. Harry Rogers, 37, was sentenced on Monday to 12 months in prison for each of the six charges...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Challenger Fani Willis on Tuesday defeated her former boss in the Democratic primary runoff for district attorney of Georgia’s most populous county. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard was the first African American district attorney elected in Georgia when he took office in 1997 and faced no election opponents until he drew...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, who was picked to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate Tuesday, once called actor Jussie Smollett’s claims of being attacked an “attempted modern-day lynching” in January 2019 when reports of it first surfaced. The California senator eventually reversed course weeks later, saying she was “sad, frustrated, and disappointed” after authorities said Smollett...
    PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- In court, Noah Cuatro's parents listened to the judge as they faced charges of child abuse and murder."It's been hard for us to come down here because every time we have to come here we have to relive all these events. It's tough, especially for my mom," said Noah's great uncle...
    OSSINING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police in suburban Ossining say a March attack on a Black teenager was a hate crime. The suspect is now facing enhanced charges and more severe penalties. In the diverse and tolerant Westchester County village, the crime was met with shock and dismay. “We love this community and what it stands...
    A BLACK Lives Matter leader at a protest where a "four-year-old was hit by smashed glass" could be jailed for 15 years. Tianna Arata was charged with five felonies last month after the protest she organized allegedly turned violent. 4Tianna Arata was arrested on July 21 for her part in a protest that allegedly turned...
    The father and son jailed on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery are asking a Georgia judge to grant them bond and throw out two charges in their indictment. Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, have been jailed since their arrests in May, more than two months after they chased...
    Sidney Powell, the attorney for former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Tuesday that Judge Emmet G. Sullivan lost his “neutrality” and should be dismissed from the case. Powell was arguing in an en banc hearing of the whole D.C. Circuit after Judge Sullivan...
    A New Jersey man is facing over 2 dozen charges after a crime spree Friday night. Andrew M. Tolbert, 23, allegedly spit blood at police, sexually assaulted a healthcare worker and stole a BMW during his crime spree, Fox News reported. Tolbert stole a Ford F-150 and drove it the wrong way down the street...
    BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Protesters are calling for hate crime charges in the case of a Rhode Island man caught on video yelling racial slurs at his neighbor during a heated dispute. Organizers with Black Lives Matter Rhode Island say they plan to rally in the wealthy suburb of Barrington Tuesday near where the altercation...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former police officer acquitted in the shooting death of a Black teenager who was seeking reinstatement to another position as a university police officer. The judge’s opinion filed Monday said former officer Michael Rosfeld left his University of Pittsburgh position willingly and hadn’t...
    A Minneapolis man is charged with threatening to commit a violent crime, fleeing a peace officer and driving while intoxicated, according to charges filed in Ramsey County District Court Monday. According to the criminal complaint, 32-year-old Mark Joseph Woods hit the unmarked squad car of a commander with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office at 12:30...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former police officer acquitted in the shooting death of a Black teenager who was seeking reinstatement to another position as a university police officer. The judge’s opinion filed Monday said former officer Michael Rosfeld left his University of Pittsburgh position willingly and hadn’t...
    A KU KLUX Klan leader will spend the next six years in jail after he drove his truck into protestors and then bragged about it in a Facebook video. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was found guilty of six separate misdemeanors each carrying one-year sentences after he drove his truck into a group of protestors during...
    Chicago resident and and justice reform advocate Mark Vargas sat down with the Daily Caller’s Anders Hagstrom to discuss how Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and State Attorney Kim Foxx have been handling the ongoing violence in their city. Sunday night saw a new wave of riots in downtown Chicago, with looters smashing storefronts with...
    A Florida gunman kicked down a door at a Land O' Lakes home Saturday afternoon — apparently angry at a family for supporting and protecting his estranged wife amid divorce proceedings — but the gunman was met by the homeowner, who also was armed, WTSP-TV reported. What happened next?Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the...
    SISTER Wives star Christine Brown has joined Cameo and is charging fans for personalized video messages after her husband Kody dropped over a million dollars on property amid the family’s financial woes.  Christine, 48, revealed she joined Cameo on Monday and is charging fans $35 for videos.  8Christine Brown is charging fans $35 for personalized...
    Federal authorities in Arizona arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent in connection with an alleged drug smuggling attempt involving more than 350,000 fentanyl pills, cocaine, and heroin. Prosecutors charged the agent with multiple counts of possession and one count of drug conspiracy. The arrest took place on Sunday at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell has moaned about the conditions in the ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail where she’s locked up ahead of her sex-crimes trial. The 58-year-old British socialite is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center, where she complains she is subjected to strip searches despite being taken off suicide watch. 5Maxwell pictured at a recent court appearance Credit:...
    (CNN)An Indiana man who burned crosses, displayed swastikas and made signs with racist slurs was charged with a hate crime for intimidating his Black neighbor, the Department of Justice said this week. Shepherd Hoehn, 50, was also charged with two counts of unlawful weapons possession, the DOJ said. The intimidation began when his Black neighbor,...
    All 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday about whether the government should drop charges against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn, who in 2017 pleaded guilty twice in federal court to lying to the FBI about his discussions with a top Russian official during the presidential transition. Flynn’s case was upended...
    Three soldiers, including two stationed at Fort Hood, were busted for allegedly trying to pay for sex with underage girls over social media, police said Monday. The military members were among nine men arrested over the weekend as part of an online child prostitution sting in Texas, Killeen Police said. “The overall goal …...