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  • Aubrey McClendon: No Evidence of Suicide in Death of Indicted Oil Man

    06/09/2016 4:29:04 AM PDT · by Fhios · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/8/2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The timing of Oklahoma oil man Aubrey McClendon's death by car crash was suspicious, but it doesn't appear to be suicide. Oklahoma City police had been investigating the deadly March 2 wreck that killed McClendon just a day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly trying to rig oil prices.
  • Clinton adviser arrested in Nashua (Sid Blumenthal)

    01/12/2008 4:50:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 180 replies · 1,167+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 1/12/08 | STEPHANIE HOOPER
    NASHUA – A top Clinton adviser faces charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated after city police caught him speeding through Greeley Park a day before the state primary. Sidney Blumenthal, longtime friend and senior adviser to presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. was allegedly driving a rented car north on Concord Street at a speed of 70 mph when Nashua Police Sgt. Mike Masella decided to stop it at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. -snip- Blumenthal was arrested after completing the test and taken to the police department where he refused to take a breath test and was booked on...
  • Oakland PD cancels Cinco de Mayo DUI checkpoints to avoid offending anyone

    05/07/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot ^ | May 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s the little things that make life special, but it may also be the little things that let you know when you’ve truly developed a problem. If you happen to live in the greater Oakland, California area, this story is the sort of indicator which just might let you know it’s time to leave. We’ve seen too many stories of political correctness infecting the government to count here, and occasionally it washes over into the field of law enforcement, but this one is simply staggering. The Oakland PD had scheduled a series of sobriety checkpoints around the city for Cinco...
  • C-SPAN Senator Grassley Speech on Sarah Root

    03/14/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Remembering Sarah Root: Obama Immigration Priorities Present Moral Hazard March 14, 2016Today, I want to pay tribute to Sarah Root, a young woman from Iowa who had a bright future, but was taken from this earth too soon. Sarah was 21 years old, and just graduated from Bellevue University with perfect grades. In the words of her family, “she was full of life and ready to take on the world.” According to a close friend of hers, Sarah was smart, outgoing, and dedicated to her friends and family. She embodied the words tattooed on her skin:...
  • Massive Tree Embedded In Car's Grille Tips Cops Off To Possible Drunk Driver

    03/07/2016 3:57:13 PM PST · by nascarnation · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/7/2016 | David Tracy
    A Chicago-area driver, whom police suspect was drunk (you’ll never guess HOW), crashed into a tree and wedged it into her engine bay. But instead of stopping like a normal human being might have, the trunk driver inexplicably just kept on going. The Roselle Police Department posted two pictures on its Facebook page depicting a car with a 15-foot tree sticking out of its grille. The car had been driving in suburban Chicago late at night on the 23rd of January when another driver spotted it and called the cops. An officer did eventually spot the car, possibly from a...
  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' was on medical leave during hit-and-run crash

    11/30/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Veronica Rocha and Matt Hamilton
    San Francisco police officer whose good looks earned him the nickname "Hot Cop of Castro" was on medical leave when he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his Dodge Charger, then abandoned his vehicle and ran away, police said. Officer Christopher Kohrs turned himself in to fellow officers at police headquarters Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of two felony counts of hit-and-run. Kohrs, a 7-year San Francisco police veteran, was off-duty at the time of the crash and on medical leave for an unrelated medical condition, police said. If Kohrs...
  • 4 killed, 44 hurt when car hits crowd at Oklahoma State parade

    10/24/2015 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jason Hanna and Kevin Conlon
    (CNN)A woman suspected of drunken driving crashed a car into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, killing four people -- including a 2-year-old -- authorities in Stillwater said Saturday. Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, the young boy, died from his injuries at OU Medical Center Children's Hospital, according to a Stillwater police statement. Spokesman Capt. Kyle Gibbs said Saturday night that 44 people had been injured, an uptick from previous reports. Four children and three adults were hospitalized at OU Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Vallery Brown. While...
  • CHP: Santa Rosa girl, 15, found driving suspected drunken father

    07/13/2015 10:24:18 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 July 2015 | JAMIE HANSEN
    A Santa Rosa man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges after he allowed his 15-year-old daughter to drive his Dodge Ram while he sat by as a drunken passenger, the CHP said. An officer stopped the truck Sunday night around 7:30 p.m. after noticing it going about 20 mph in a 35 mph zone on Llano Road with expired registration, said Officer Jon Sloat in a news release. He stopped the truck after it pulled into a private driveway and found that a 15-year-old was driving along with passenger Grasifedo Chavez, 35. Chavez told the...
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: 3 Accused Of Luring Rival Into DUI With 'Flirtatious' Paralegal

    05/16/2015 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 51 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 15, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT | Tamara Lush
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa's legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events told by lawyer Phil Campbell. He was charged with DUI two years ago. The Bar alleges...
  • Don't abandon man's best friend! (Budweiser commercial)

    09/23/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by envisio · 18 replies
    mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | TREVOR QUINN FOR MAILONLINE
    It is not the usual route for adverts making a statement about drink driving, but this Budweiser commercial has been already been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube. Featuring the bond between a young man and his adorable labrador, the advert focuses on worried loved ones when someone doesn't make it home from a night out. Entitled 'Friends Are Waiting', the commercial features a montage showing the bond between man and dog, before showing him leaving the house with a pack of beer and the words: 'I'll see you later buddy'.
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  • Substance abuse counselor weeps after getting 55-to-life for fatal DUI

    06/12/2014 3:08:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Juen 12, 2014 | Natalie O'Neill
    A drug abuse counselor who drove drunk and struck a pedestrian — then drove around with the dying man on her windshield — bawled her eyes out in court as she was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison on Thursday. A teary-eyed Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 53, was convicted of second-degree murder, drunken driving and a hit-and-run — after killing Phillip Moreno in an LA suburb in 2012. After plowing into him, Wilkins drove for two miles with Moreno on her windshield, until other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and called the cops, prosecutors said. Her...
  • Drunk Illegal Alien Driving on Wrong Side of Highway Kills Arizona Officer

    05/17/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 35 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-17-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsAn illegal alien killed a police office while driving the wrong way in on an Arizona freeway.Raul Silva Corona had driven a staggering 35 miles in the wrong direction on three freeways with a blood alcohol level of .238 percent -- three times the legal limit --  in the wee hours of Monday morning before he killed Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza in a fiery crash , the Associated Press reported Friday.In Arizona, a driver is considered intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent.
  • Verdict expected Monday in Milford drunk-driving fatal

    05/17/2014 8:26:10 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fall River Herald News ^ | May. 16, 2014 | Lindsay Corcoran
    WORCESTER – A judge will decide on Monday whether Nicolas Dutan Guaman is guilty of murder after testimony concluded regarding the crash that killed Milford resident Matthew Denice. Judge David Ricciardone heard closing statements Thursday from the prosecutor, who argued Guaman was drunk and tried to flee following the August 2011 accident, and the defense attorney, who said his client had no idea he was dragging Denice and couldn't understand the witnesses who were screaming at him to stop. “This was an unbelievable perfect storm of circumstances,” defense attorney Peter Ettenberg said in Worcester Superior Court. “This was a chaotic,...
  • Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants a President-Sanctioned Prison Break

    05/13/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a new report detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets,” Smith said in a statement Monday.
  • Immigration Investigating DUI Suspect In Deadly Crash

    03/28/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    CBS4 ^ | March 27, 2014 | CBS4
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Immigration officials are investigating a DUI suspect in a deadly crash that killed an Aurora teen on Monday night.Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, appeared in Arapahoe County Court Wednesday morning. He’s facing several charges, including first-degree murder. The revelation that he has been in the U.S. illegally for at least 10 years is raising a lot of questions. “This is a huge problem. People are being killed in this state as a result of lax enforcement of the law,” said former Republican congressman and candidate for governor Tom Tancredo. According to the arrest affidavit, Olivos-Gutierrez’s blood alcohol level was...
  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couch’s family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • More drivers positive for pot in Washington [State]

    03/07/2014 11:28:57 PM PST · by steve86 · 19 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/7/2014 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — More drivers tested positive for marijuana in Washington in 2013 -- the first full year after the state legalized pot -- but officials so far say there's been no obvious, corresponding jump in car accidents. The Washington State Patrol says 1,362 drivers tested positive for having active marijuana in their system -- a jump of just under 25 percent from the year before, even though the patrol had fewer troopers on the road and there was no overall rise in intoxicated driving arrests.
  • Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

    02/19/2014 11:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 2:39 AM EST | Michael Rubinkam
    Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system. Nieves refused. Then he sued, contending his rights were violated. His Dec. 13 experience has been repeated...
  • (illegal alien)Man accused in fatal 6th Ave. crash in U.S. illegally, has criminal past

    02/11/2014 8:41:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KVOA ^ | Feb 11,2014 | Nathan O'Neal
    TUCSON - A 28-year-old man accused of driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old man in an accident on the south side has been in the country illegally for years with a checkered criminal history. News 4 Tucson learned that Juan Miguel Hernandez-Rodriguez, who was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on Saturday, also had an immigration hold placed on him. Hernandez-Rodriguez faces four felony charges, including 2nd degree murder, after a fiery accident on 6th Avenue near the rodeo grounds. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that Hernandez-Rodriguez is a Mexican national and was previously detained at...
  • Franklin DUI officer found passed out in car at bar avoids arrest

    01/24/2014 8:19:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    WKRN ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Andy Cordan,
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. - A Franklin DUI officer is now the source of controversy after being accused of being drunk and passed out behind the wheel of his private vehicle in November. Officer Brent Rose has since admitted to his mistakes and has been internally reprimanded by the Franklin Police Department; however, questions remain why he wasn't arrested and charged with DUI the night of the incident. According to a police report, Rose drank multiple Jack Daniel's and Coke drinks at Losers Bar and Grille on the night of November 2 before driving to Tin Roof 2 around Midnight where he...
  • Cops to Use Portable Drug Test at New Year's DUI Checkpoints

    12/30/2013 1:05:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | Dec. 27, 2013 | Ted Chen and Andrew Lopez
    Authorities plan to crack down on impaired drivers – either drunk or under the influence of drugs – using new DUI technology this New Year’s holiday. A state grant will allow Los Angeles police officers to expand its use of swab testing at DUI checkpoints and jails to check for narcotics use, city officials announced at a press conference on Friday.The grant comes at an opportune time as authorities said they are seeing more incidents of motorists driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the prevalence of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout...
  • Hey, Rich Kids: If You Get Wasted and Kill People With Your Truck Blame It On “Affluenza”

    12/15/2013 9:48:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | December 15, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Lawyer’s for 16-year-old Ethan Couch were able to pawn off on a doe-eyed court that “affluenza” was to blame for his stealing beer at WalMart, getting wasted and then plowing his out of control Ford F-350 into a group of folks, killing four. Affluenza? Please. For those who’re not hip to “affluenza“, allow me to help you add another word to that ever growing list of PC terms spun by blame-shifting therapists in order to explain away criminal behavior by little Ethans who need to go to prison instead of a luxury rehab in Newport Beach: Affluenza is a portmanteau...
  • Is it safe? Radioactive Japanese Wave Nears US

    11/29/2013 5:42:58 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-29-2013 | Maxim Lott
    Is it safe? Radioactive Japanese wave nears US By Maxim Lott Published November 29, 2013 In the wake of the deadly tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 and severely damaged a nuclear reactor, Japanese officials say the levels of radiation are safe for everyone outside the reactor area itself. But as radioactive water from the plant nears the West Coast of North America -- the water is expected to hit in 2014 -- can we be sure it's safe?(snip)“There should be no concern among Americans, of any age or location,” Gilbert Ross, executive director of the American Council on...
  • Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay

    11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet
    A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for...
  • Twice convicted illegal alien sentenced for fatal DUI crash in Va

    10/30/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 ^ | October 29, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, Mecklenburg County Circuit Judge Leslie M. Osborn sentenced Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, to 10 years behind bars for killing 61-year-old Maxey Ann Lynch, earlier this year. In August, Gabriel-Tomas pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI manslaughter, DUI second offense and driving without an operator’s license. Gabriel-Tomas speaks only Spanish and required the use of an interpreter throughout his court proceedings. In the early morning hours of April 7, Gabriel-Tomas crashed into a 1999 Ford Escort driven by Lynch, who was a newspaper carrier for The Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Guatemalan national was driving in the wrong direction on U.S. 58 and...
  • Drunken driving deaths dip with recession — but will it last? [WI]

    08/25/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Rick Romell
    Among the few blessings of the worst recession in seven decades, you might count these: A sharp drop in drunken driving deaths in hard-drinking Wisconsin, and a pronounced downturn in arrests for driving under the influence. After basically rising from the mid-1990s through 2007, fatalities in traffic crashes where at least one driver was drunk plunged by a remarkable 35% in 2008. It wasn't a statistical blip. The annual death counts since then have remained at the new, much-lower levels. Had the pre-recession trend line continued, hundreds more Wisconsin residents arguably would have died in drunken driving crashes over the...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced in fatal Chambersburg crash ( Obama dreamer )

    08/19/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Herald-Mail ^ | August 14, 2013 | JENNIFER FITCH
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An illegal immigrant who killed two people in a car crash while his deportation was reportedly on hold is headed to state prison for eight years. As part of a plea agreement, Agustin Macias-Marquez, 28, formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., admitted he consumed enough beer to reach .14 blood-alcohol content, drove a car without a license, ran a stop sign and caused a two-vehicle accident that claimed two lives. The broadside collision occurred Dec. 31, 2012, in Chambersburg. The families of victims Heather Coble and Madison J. Perry listened as Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge...
  • Puritanical Government

    06/26/2013 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 26,2013 | John Stossel
    People say America is a free country. But what if you want to drink, have a cigarette or make a bet? Government often says "no" to protect us from ourselves. It's as if the government is still run by the Puritans who settled this land four centuries ago. They said pleasure and luxury are sinful. Today's government has a better argument when it seeks to restrict activities that might harm others, but I notice that even then, it often focuses more on things that upset modern-day Puritans. Drinking and driving can be fatal. But government data show that sleeplessness and...
  • MADD Silent on Amnesty Law That Rewards Drunk Drivers

    06/18/2013 3:10:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 18, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    As preposterous as it may seem, illegal immigrants with drunk-driving, domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse convictions will qualify for amnesty under the immigration bill pending in the U.S. Senate unless an amendment introduced by a Texas lawmaker is adopted. Incredibly, groups that would normally be vocal on these sorts of issues have remained silent. For instance, the nation’s largest organization working to stop drunk driving and support victims of the violent crime—Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)—refuses to criticize the proposed law even though it will essentially reward those convicted of driving dunk. Through a spokeswoman, MADD said it...
  • Feds Want To Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Limit for Drivers

    05/17/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | May 14, 2013 |
    Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths. More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the board's staff. In Europe, the share of traffic deaths attributable to drunken driving was reduced by more than half within...
  • U.S. May Advise Lower Limit for Drunken Driving

    05/14/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/14/13 | Matthew Wald
    The [National Transportation Safety] Board met to consider recommending that the states reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent, the national standard that was established a decade ago at the instigation of Congress.
  • Amendment extends E-Verify (Immigration Bill)

    05/02/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The latest version of the Senate immigration bill still repeals E-Verify but keeps it operational in the meantime so businesses in states that require its use can keep using it over the next five years. That change is part of a new 350-page amendment filed late Tuesday by the “Gang of Eight” senators who wrote the bill, which now runs to 867 pages and covers everything from legalizing illegal immigrants to boosting border security to rewriting the legal immigration system. “We have made some technical fixes and clarifying edits to the legislative language, but that’s it. This is a routine...
  • Irish Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving

    03/25/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4 NYC ^ | Monday, Mar 25, 2013 | Patrick Hickey Jr.
    The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive. Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home. Healy-Rae told The New York Times he thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation in the small town. …
  • Father charged in murder of man who killed his 2 sons

    02/12/2013 6:51:08 AM PST · by Nickname · 47 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | Feb 11 2013 | n/a
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Brazoria County grand jury has indicted a father for the murder of another man. According to investigators, David Barajas shot and killed a drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons.
  • 'High tolerance' cited in man's drunk driving win

    02/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 27 replies ^ | 02-06-2013 | The Local/og
    A 61-year-old caught driving with a blood-alcohol level five times over Sweden's legal limit walked free after a court in southern Sweden cited his high tolerance for alcohol. The man, who works night shifts in Ystad, southern Sweden, told the court he had been drinking heavily on the day he was pulled over by police in November last year, wrote the Skĺnskan newspaper. He had downed the contents of six small snapps bottles and a full-strength beer during the day leading up to his shift, but this was nothing unusual, he claimed. The 61-year-old explained that he drinks every day,...

    02/04/2013 2:26:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 56 replies
    instapundit ^ | February 4, 2013 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    “In this era of mass incarceration, the police shouldn’t be trusted any more than any other witness, perhaps less so. That may sound harsh, but numerous law enforcement officials have put the matter more bluntly. . . . Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In the war on drugs, federal grant programs like the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program have encouraged state and local law enforcement agencies to boost drug arrests in order to compete for millions of dollars in funding. Agencies receive cash rewards for arresting...
  • Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!

    08/15/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | August 28, 2008 | ThetownCrier
    n 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Talking urinal cakes have a message for Michigan men

    07/03/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Melissa Anders
    Men who use the restrooms in certain Michigan bars could be in for a surprise when they hear a female voice coming from the urinal. The state is distributing urinal cakes with sensors that play a recorded message urging bar-goers to call a cab or friend for a ride home instead of driving drunk. The recording ends with a reminder: “Oh, and don’t forget, wash your hands.” . . . The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds. The cost is “significantly less” than paid advertising and other sorts of communication, Kindraka said.
  • Mom given bill to clean street after son killed by illegal immigrant driving drunk

    06/25/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2012
    GREENVILLE, SC – A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year. Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
  • SC congressional candidate arrested for drunk driving with co-ed in the car

    05/25/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 May 2012 | Paul Conner
    Here’s how to ruin your chances at winning a U.S. congressional seat: Get arrested for driving under the influence and unlawfully possessing a firearm, with a female college student who is not your wife in the car.
  • DWI chase rounds and rounds horse track (NM)

    05/09/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    KRQE News 13, ABQ ^ | Friday, 04 May 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - He told police he wanted to pretend he was a race-car driver. The problem is police think he was very drunk when he drove onto a horse track in Hobbs and started doing laps. It wasn't an average call that the Hobbs Police Department responded to just after 1 a.m. Friday. "Nothing like this has happened," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. "The casino's been open for several years, and we've never had this type of issue there before." Police said Martin McDonald, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, broke through a gate at the Zia Park Casino...
  • Immigration status questioned for driver tied to patio crash

    03/19/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2012 | Brian Rogers and Erin Mulvaney
    A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home killing one child and injuring another is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally. Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing in to the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party. During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez, which typically means his immigration status...
  • Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week (3 arrests in 5 days!)

    01/22/2012 5:14:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | January 22, 2012 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- An Imperial Beach man was arrested for suspected drunken driving three times in five days, deputies said Sunday. Sheriff's deputies were called to a report of a drunken driver on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found the driver, David Lakarnafeaux, 44, had walked inside a bar on Palm Avenue and Seacoast Drive, Sgt. Ted Greenwald said. When deputies arrested him, they discovered that Lakarnafeaux had already been arrested for the same charge twice last week: on Tuesday by San...
  • Illegal immigrant gets 13 years for fatal DUI

    11/15/2011 1:59:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, 11.15.11 | The Associated Press
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Mexican man who authorities say was in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash in southwest Florida. A Sarasota County judge sentenced 26-year-old Daniel Garcia on Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter.
  • Man charged with killing pedestrian in hit-and-run (4th time illegal?_

    11/11/2011 7:31:20 PM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/11/2011 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A man with three prior drunken driving convictions and a revoked license was charged Friday with killing one pedestrian and injuring another in a hit-and-run crash while speeding from police after a day of drinking. Frances Pizarro, 49, was crossing W. Greenfield Ave. at S. 14th St. on Sunday when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by Martin Rodriguez, 41, of Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint charges Rodriguez with seven counts related to the offense, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Pizarro's son, Edward Giovanni Lindsey, 20, who was walking with...
  • Boxborough police arrest illegal immigrant on his sixth DUI charge

    09/25/2011 2:08:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Boston Globe - ^ | 09/25/2011 | Travis Andersen
    A Marlborough man, who was in the country illegally and had been previously deported, was arrested Saturday morning in Boxborough on his sixth drunken driving charge, police said. Boxborough police said that Eduardo Alementa Torres, 48, originally from Mexico, was driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker when an officer stopped him at about 10:45 a.m. The officer saw an open beer bottle on the passenger seat and detected a strong odor of alcohol, police said. Torres failed a field sobriety test and submitted to a breath test, which showed that his blood alcohol level was .09 percent, according...
  • Ex-cop reporting drunk told to hang up

    09/23/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | DAVE DORMER
    CALGARY - Following a suspected drunk driver who was weaving all over the highway near Okotoks, retired Mountie Rob Laird grabbed his cellphone and dialed 911. But Laird said he was shocked when after taking his information, the RCMP dispatcher told him to hang up and stop following the suspect SUV as Laird was breaking the province's new distracted driving law. "In all my years (of policing) I never saw anyone drive like this," said Laird, who was an RCMP officer for 10 years in Okotoks, High River and Calgary. "Completely over into the left-hand lane forcing vehicles to take...
  • Chief: Police are to Protect 'Every Person'

    09/23/2011 12:14:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mary MacDonald
    A Milford church with a predominantly Latino congregation hosted a forum Thursday featuring Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin, who emphasized that he expects police officers to protect all residents.A forum on immigration, featuring the Milford police chief, drew a mixed group of longtime residents and recent immigrants to Freedom Life Church Thursday, for a "peaceful dialogue" on a politically charged issue. More than 50 people attended the forum, including the families of Matthew Denice and Richard Grossi, two Milford men who were killed in collisions with drivers who, police say, were illegal immigrants. The meeting was organized by pastors Hector and...
  • Fatal Car Accident Sparks Debate Over Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
    MILFORD, Mass. — Six communities around the state have asked to join a controversial federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes. These jurisdictions want to join the program, called Secure Communities, before it becomes mandatory for all states in 2013. But one city isn’t waiting. The town of Milford is small. The latest Census says 25,000 people live in this community off Interstate 495 near Hopkinton. Town officials estimate 2,000 of them are from Ecuador. The men work in roofing, the women in service jobs. After A Fatal Car Accident, A Crackdown On...