Criminals Aren't the Smartest to Begin With; These Examples Prove It

Criminals Aren’t the Smartest to Begin With; These Examples Prove It

Criminals seem to forever find new and strange ways to break the law. Some are laughable and others cringe-worthy. Some of the weirdest things were chronicled in the New York Daily News Swiss Cheese Guy Christopher Pagano dubbed the “Swiss Cheese Pervert” approached several females asking for some “holey” sexual healing before the cops stopped more »

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Ruben Pizzaro, Number One Enemy, Captured in New York

Ruben Pizzaro, Number One Enemy, Captured in New York

Bronx’s “Number One Enemy” has been captured. Ruben (Chullo) Pizzano, 23, was caught after a tipster led law enforcement to Pizzaro. Pizzaro was wanted in the shooting death of David Rivera, 24, in November. The murder was caught on camera. INSERT VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/wRfzCIXVtKE Pizzaro and Rivera fought outside a Crotona Avenue day care center. more »

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It is Not a Victimless Crime When Cops are Corrupt

A relative of Jeremy Reichberg tried to remove cell phones from his home on the day of his capture according to Manhattan federal prosecutors. Jeremy Reichberg pleaded not guilty to charges that he bribed NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Harrington and Deputy Inspector James Grant with bling, hookers, and cash. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara accused more »

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Erskine Mathis

A Freakish Shot and Two Families Torn Apart

The shot could not be duplicated even by the best marksman in the state.  Fired from the parking lot of a small, cramped neighborhood grocery, the bullet traveled over 300 feet — longer than a football field, split a narrow gap between two apartment buildings and ricocheted off a metal door frame before striking a more »

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Top Ten Mortgage Servicing Abuses

Top Ten Mortgage Servicing Abuses

Mortgage Abuse: And You Really Thought the Lender Was On Your Side While “Robo-signing” has made the headlines, many loan companies have identified methods to speed foreclosures and generate fees all payable by the homeowner. Many of the uppermost mortgage servicing abuses could be curtailed with a little research and caution by the potential home more »

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New York City Subway Sexual Assaults Down — Or Are They?

New York City Subway Sexual Assaults Down — Or Are They?

Complaints of sexual offense on the New York City subway system have risen over 50 percent compared to the same time last year. The report, released June 20, 2016, includes violations such as unwanted touching, public lewdness, and unlawful surveillance: taking inappropriate video or images. “Few males know this crime happens,” said Joseph Fox, transit more »

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Marybeth Iraheta

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Marybeth Iraheta

Russia’s jailing of a peaceful opposition activist for violating the country’s new law on public assemblies is a shocking and cynical attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. Ildar Dadin was sentenced to three years in jail by a Moscow court for repeated anti-government street protests. He is the first person to be more »

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A city police officer was sentenced Thursday to 4½ years in prison for lying to investigators about a botched drug raid that ended in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman

Crooked Cop goes to prison

Atlanta cop sentenced to 4½ years in prison Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A city police officer was sentenced Thursday to 4½ years in prison for lying to investigators about a botched drug raid that ended in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman.Arthur Tesler, 42, was the only officer to face trial in the more »

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California medical marijuana law.

Egelko on Kelly and the SB420 Debate: The Legal Haiku of Thresholds and Ceilings

This morning Bob Egelko has a pretty good writeup in the SF Chronicle about the grant of review in People v. Kelly, the medical marijuana quantity limits case, and also about the way the medical marijuana community has been split over whether the quantity limits established by SB420/the Medical Marijuana Program are a good or more »

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The War on Drugs: The Band

The War on Drugs: The Band

It must be Friday, because I’m exhausted and I’ve spent the afternoon listening to music instead of doing anything remotely productive. Too bad I have to work tomorrow. At any rate, my afternoon of aimless music listening did manage to turn up one interesting thing: The War on Drugs, the band. There’s something Dylanish about these more »

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