Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray was slapped with a $555 fine on Tuesday after he apparently fell asleep and drove 108 miles per hour before careening off the road and crashing last November.
Once again, remember that the misdeeds can be cumulative. They need not have all happened in 2011. This year’s winner will be added to the annals of ignominy, along with prior winners Forrest Allgood, Mary Beth Buchanan, and Tanya Treadway.
An unidentified NY Police Officer who required medical treatment after a clash with protesters had his ambulance surrounded when it attempted to take him to the hospital.
Without naming who she thought did it, she posted this comment on her Facebook page: "Oh, so you keyed my car. Your karma is going to be a whole lot worse than that." She wound up in the office and her mom was called.
We've all heard about crazy lawsuits and 2011 was no exception when it came to the filing of frivolous – even ridiculous – lawsuits.
President Barack Obama signed on New Year’s Eve a bill that gives the military authority to detain American citizens indefinitely and without criminal charge
An 18-year-old man who was hit and killed by a train in 2008 will be the subject of a present-day lawsuit after an appellate judge ruled that a woman injured by his flying body parts may pursue a claim against his estate.
Authorities searched a Butterball turkey farm in North Carolina on Thursday after an animal protection group alleged that birds there were being neglected and abused, police said.
US prosecutors are readying criminal charges against British oil giant BP employees over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident that led to the catastrophic Gulf oil spill, The Wall Street Journal reported online.
Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jails in recent years, with some spending weeks behind bars before authorities realized those arrested were mistaken for wanted criminals. The wrongful
Otto Zehm, a mentally handicapped, 36-year-old unemployed janitor, was beaten to death in a Spokane convenience store in March 2006. "All I wanted was a Snickers bar," pleaded the battered and bloody man before he was gagged by his assailant.
“The attorney in this case was thrown in jail for simply doing his job. If allowed to stand, this judge’s actions could set a dangerous precedent in which defense attorneys fear punishment for defending their client’s best interests.”
An assistant district attorney is still on the job despite admitting she may have committed a crime. Last week, Harris County Asst. DA Rachel Palmer pleaded the Fifth, claiming that testifying before a grand jury could incriminate her. And on Tuesday
The City of Los Angeles is offering a deal to the "Occupy LA" protesters who await trial for having dared to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceable assembly. Cough up $355 each and agree to attend a class in "free speech"
Maybe there’s a legitimate law enforcement reason to strip a man naked, strap him to a chair, tie a “spit hood” around his mouth, put a hood over his head (see video at the link), and douse him with pepper spray until he dies. That’s what sheriff’s d
Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as judges around the country are pointing fingers at possible wrongdoing.
We were talking, watching the night go by, enjoying the evening when suddenly, and out of nowhere, squad cars surrounded us. A policeman yelled from the window, “Get on the ground!” I was stunned. And I was scared. Then I was on the ground — with
Military prosecutors sought to link U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning directly to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday at a hearing to determine whether Manning will be court-martialled in the biggest leak of classified documents i
Apparently someone, somewhere in the Department of Justice was so enraged and/or frightened by the fact that the information was published that they ordered an audit of Vanderboegh's emails in order to discover the identity of his source.
A former University of Northern Colorado student has settled his lawsuit against a county prosecutor who signed off on a criminal libel investigation into the student over writings the student posted on a satirical website.
An innocent man has told of a five-month nightmare which 'destroyed my life' after being wrongly accused of being a serial sex attacker. William Giraldo was threatened with deportation and thrown in the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York w
Natural rights begin with the idea that a human being is a form of property. The question becomes “who is the owner?” There are three possible alternatives: each person is a self-owner; someone else owns him (slavery); or he is an unclaimed good.
There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them!
He was 21 years old when he stole a municipal dump truck and drove it west to visit friends in Mississippi. He was arrested after a late-night police chase, booked on 3 felony counts and placed in jail. 6 days later, he was dead on the floor of his c
But now the 43-year-old had confessed to operating a bizarre paramilitary vigilante squad that targeted people involved in Ponzi schemes.
But an interesting thing happened on the way to Holder’s prosecution—the DOJ added “cash-walking” to gun-walking and now, someone has to explain how the D.E.A. laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for the Mexican cartel.
it is with deep regret this Court is compelled to find the Government allowed a key FBI agent to testify untruthfully before the grand jury, inserted material falsehoods into affidavits submitted to magistrate judges in support of applications for se
The mainstream media at first congratulated the LA Police Dept. for its restraint and professionalism in evicting the city’s Occupiers. That was because they were corralled into a media pool, shielded from real misdeeds and forbidden to tweet
Curran said he did so because of his “disgust” with Mermel’s comments to the media...about murder suspects in Lake County who’ve been targeted for prosecution even after DNA evidence pointed to other possible perpetrators…
Cop Block co-founder Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller was indicted on felony wiretapping stemming from phone conversations he recorded with police and public school officials in New Hampshire. If convicted, he can serve up to 20 years in prison.