In Kettering, Ohio, Genine Compton was charged with child endangerment after she was spotted breast-feeding and speaking on a cellphone while driving. Another driver spotted Compton and the police tracked her down by the license plate.
Archive for February, 2009
Employees of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Manchester, New Hampshire are no fools. Sure, a hoax caller who said he was from corporate convinced all three of them to discharge the fire extinguishers in the restaurant and then convinced them to strip. However, when they were told to urinate on each other, they suspected something was not quite right. The Colonel, it seems, rarely asks for employees to urinate on each other during business hours. That is when the Hazmat unit was called in.
King County deputy Paul Schene, 31, has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with a videotaped showing him beating a 15-year-old girl on Nov. 29 incident in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. The video below shows a shocking escalation of violence by Schene.
A Massachusetts court clerk in the Chelsea District Court is facing federal charges after being arrested for allegedly have sex with an accused prostitute in court after promising her to get a charge dismissed. James “Jim” Burke, 41, has been suspended without pay and charged with one count of attempted deprivation of rights under the color of law and one count of deprivation of rights under the color of law.
Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian immigrant in Chicago, has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood. This is the second time that someone has been charged with sending tainted blood in the mail with malicious intent. What is interesting about these crimes is the fact that there is virtually no chance of actual harm.
London prosecutors have charged a couple after a bizarre death. Tony Virasami was caught on CCTV as he punched Kevin Tripp, 57, who died. The assault occurred after Virasami’s girlfiend, Antonette Richardson, called him over to complain that Tripp jumped in front of her in line. What is interesting about the case is that Richardson was convicted of manslaughter in the case – a charge that would never have been sustained in the states.
This is why I hate sequels. As politicians step forward to call on Illinois Senator Roland Burris (D., IL) to resign, his son Roland Burris II is now under investigation after receiving a state job as a housing-agency lawyer under ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration — only weeks after being hit with a tax lien and foreclosure papers.
Mayor Dean Grose of Los Alamitos, California has resigned after sending friends an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title “No Easter egg hunt this year.” Not only is the picture strikingly unfunny and racist, Grose sent it to an African-American businesswoman among his “small group of friends”– a group that is decidedly smaller this week.
Assistant District Attorney William Michael Olson, 36, has resigned from his position as a prosecutor with Clarke County, Georgia after being arrested for a drunken fight with a hot dog vendor. The vendor says that Olson ate a hot dog and then tried to leave without paying for it, leading to a tussle.