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  • Jury convicts Cynthia Finch of 2 felonies, acquits on fabricating evidence

    01/26/2011 4:38:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/26/11 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE - A Criminal Court jury this afternoon convicted former Knox County Community Services Director Cynthia Finch of two counts of felony forgery but acquitted her of fabricating evidence. The jurors found she was guilty of forging an invoice for $1,759, a Class D felony punishable by two to four years in prison. She also was convicted of forging an invoice under $500, a Class E felony that has a sentence of one to two years. Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood said sentencing would be set later. The jury acquitted her of fabricating evidence. The verdicts were returned after about...
  • Teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

    01/26/2011 10:32:59 AM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    TribLocal ^ | 1-26-11 | Michelle Manchir
    The Plainfield North High School physical education teacher accused of having sex with a student pleaded not guilty this morning in a Will County courtroom. Ashley M. Blumenshine, 27, of Lisle appeared in court this morning with her attorney, George Lenard, where she pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. Blumenshine, who wore a long pink coat and black slacks, said nothing but stood by her attorney before Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt. Her next court date is March 2. Blumenshine and two adults who came with her to court Wednesday declined comment after the hearing. Lenard...
  • Porn Star Dies After Sixth Breast Surgery

    01/21/2011 10:31:37 AM PST · by inflorida · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 21, 2011
    A German porn actress suffered a fatal heart attack following her sixth breast augmentation operation, leading to a police investigation."Sexy Cora," a 23-year-old porn actress and former Big Brother reality television star was in a coma for nine days after complications during the operation to increase her breast size from an F to a G cup, according to German media reports Friday.She died Thursday at the Hamburg University Hospital, leading to an investigation into the Hamburg plastic surgery clinic where she received the breast operation.
  • Student: Teacher's LAPD Husband Threatened Life Over Sex Affair

    01/21/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2011
    A Southern California middle school teacher seduced and molested a 14-year-old student in a sexual affair that lasted several months, until the teacher's husband, a Los Angeles police officer, discovered the relationship and threatened to kill the boy, his family claims in a lawsuit. The suit, filed Tuesday, claims LAPD officer National Beck threatened to kill the teen and his family with his police department-issued weapon in retaliation for the affair. The incident allegedly occurred when Beck found his wife, Amy Beck, and the boy in his Burbank, Calif., home and she confessed to the relationship.
  • ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?

    01/18/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by DariusBane · 49 replies
    Seton Hall Constitutional ^ | 2001 | Roger Roots
    Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the...
  • 'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House members

    01/17/2011 4:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/11 | Jerry Markon and R. Jeffrey Smith
    'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House membersBy Jerry Markon and R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, January 17, 2011; 12:19 AM A constitutional clash over whether House members are immune from many forms of Justice Department scrutiny has helped derail or slow several recent corruption investigations of lawmakers, according to court documents and sources. At issue is a provision in the Constitution known as the "speech or debate" clause, which shields legislative work from executive branch interference. House members have increasingly asserted the privilege in corruption probes, often citing a 2007 court ruling that said...
  • Who is really guilty?

    01/14/2011 11:16:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 1/14/11 | HARDY HABERMAN
    It’s time for all of us to take responsibility for helping create a climate of violence and hate I am guilty — guilty of seeing a connection between the rabble-rousing rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and others as a catalyst for the actions of a twisted Arizona man. Guilty of sensing the tragic and outrageous events in Tucson as some kind of clarion call. Guilty of hoping the tone of political discussion in this country might in some way be softened by the senseless murders and injuries caused by a man with a gun. Guilty of thinking to myself...
  • Wellman-Union (TX) teacher pleads guilty to online harassment

    12/17/2010 4:37:54 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies
    KCBD TV ^ | 12-17-2010 | news staff
    WELLMAN-UNION, TX (KCBD) - A Wellman-Union teacher indicted for having an inappropriate relationship with a student pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Jennifer Beadles, 36, pleaded guilty to online harassment, which is a Class-A misdemeanor. She received two years deferred adjudication and 80 hours of community service. She must also pay a $1,000 fine, court costs, and give up her Texas teaching certificate. Beadles was indicted in March on a charge of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. She was accused of kissing and inappropriately touching a Wellman-Union High School student in a sexual manner in October and November...
  • A resolution impeaching G. Thomas Porteous - GUILTY (Shocking /sarcasm look who voted NOT GUILTY)

    12/08/2010 10:02:48 AM PST · by davidosborne · 80 replies
    Shocking !! /sarcasm
  • School band teacher goes on trial for having sex with pupil, 15

    11/22/2010 7:16:42 AM PST · by traumer · 36 replies · 1+ views
    A former music teacher from Orange County, California, has insisted that she did not have under-age sex with a 15-year-old student. Charged with sexual misconduct, Carlie Rose Attebury, 31, told jurors that she was not sexually interested in the boy. Miss Attebury said that she hugged the boy as she did any other 'band kid', but it was never sexual. Accused: Carlie Rose Attebury has been charged with sexual misconduct after allegedly sleeping with a 15-year-old boy who she was teaching Accused: Carlie Rose Attebury has been charged with sexual misconduct after allegedly sleeping with a 15-year-old boy who she...
  • Guilty -- and still whining (Will tax-cheat Charlie Rangel's ploy work?)

    11/17/2010 6:43:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/17/10
    Guilty -- and still whiningLast Updated: 12:11 AM, November 17, 2010 For Charlie Rangel, it's all over but the wrist-slap. A panel of his congressional peers found the veteran Harlem pol guilty, guilty, guilty on 11 counts of ethics violations, and now the matter goes to the full House Ethics Committee for further consideration. Charlie wasn't buying it. "How can anyone have confidence in the decision of the Ethics Subcommittee when I was deprived of due process rights, right to counsel and was not even in the room?" Rangel asked. But he wasn't "in the room" when the ethics panel...
  • Breaking On Fox: Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

    11/16/2010 9:11:29 AM PST · by careyb · 131 replies
    Fox News | 11/16/10 | Fox
    It's still trickling in... guilty of AT LEAST ONE, maybe 11 violations.
  • Glenn Beck Accuses George Soros Of “Helping Send The Jews To The Death Camps”

    11/11/2010 6:27:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 11/11/10 | Hillary Busis
    What’s with all the recent inappropriate Nazi comparisons? On Tuesday, liberal radio host Mike Malloy likened George W. Bush to Hitler. Now, Glenn Beck has drawn the ire of the Anti-Defamation League by claiming that Jewish billionaire George Soros played a role in the Holocaust. On his radio show yesterday, Beck gave his listeners a history lesson about Soros, who was born György Schwartz in Hungary in 1930. According to Beck, Soros’s father “is a guy who spoke Esperanza fluently—Esperanza was developed in the 1880s as the world’s first international language.” (He’s mistaken about the name of that language; it’s...
  • 'Ugly' dating site marks first engagement

    10/29/2010 11:09:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | 10-28-10
    A British dating Web site geared toward the "aesthetically challenged" said it is celebrating its first member engagement. TheUglyBugBall.com, which launched about a year ago, said the engagement of members Tom Clifford, 36, and Janine Walker, 31, marks the first betrothal resulting from the site's services, The Sun reported Thursday. The couple, from Stow-on-the-Wold, England, first talked online in August, met in person for the first time one month ago and became engaged after only four dates. A spokesman for the Web site said Clifford and Walker will receive a free honeymoon in Borth, Wales. "This is our first engagement,...
  • Omar Khadr pleads guilty

    10/25/2010 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/25/10 | Michelle Shephard
    Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - It took less than an hour inside a sombre military courtroom Monday for Canadian Omar Khadr to plead guilty to murdering an American soldier and end a war crimes case that has dragged on for eight years. The Toronto-born detainee told military judge Army Col. Patrick Parrish that he understood the charges, his confession, and the conditions of a plea agreement. In addition to pleading guilty to throwing a grenade when he was 15 that fatally wounded Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr is convicted of attempted murder, spying, conspiracy and providing material support to terrorism.
  • 'Hiccup Girl' Charged With First-Degree Murder

    10/25/2010 11:29:09 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    AP/FoxNews.com ^ | October 25, 2010 | AP
    A Florida teenager whose uncontrollable hiccups once brought her worldwide attention was arrested and charged with murder, MyFoxTampaBay.com reports.
  • Mom arrested, accused of kicking student in face during fight (Yeah, there's a picture)

    10/22/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    WOAI ^ | 10/22/2010
    SAN ANTONIO -- Police arrested a woman they say assaulted a middle school student who was fighting with her daughter. Krueger Middle School officials reported a large group of students walking off campus when two female students apparently got into a fight. A witness told Northeast Independent School District Police the mother of one of the girls, 28-year-old Jennifer Villegas, stepped in and kicked the other girl in the face and in the side while the girl was on the ground. Villegas was arrested and charged with "Injury to a Child."
  • Belgian parachutist guilty of murder by sabotage (schoolteacher in love triangle gets 30 years)

    10/21/2010 12:17:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/21/10 | Robert Wielaard
    Belgian parachutist guilty of murder by sabotageRobert Wielaard, Associated Press Thursday, October 21, 2010 (10-21) 04:00 PDT Brussels - A jealous schoolteacher was found guilty of murder Wednesday for sabotaging the parachute of a rival in a love triangle, causing her to crash to her death. The verdict against Els Clottemans, 26, ended a monthlong trial that revealed no hard proof that she had sabotaged Els Van Doren's parachute so that neither it nor a safety chute opened during a Nov. 18, 2006, jump over eastern Belgium. **SNIP** Her trial opened Sept. 24 with the accused sitting nervously near the...
  • At 52, Sharon Stone is still smoking hot in a bikini

    10/18/2010 7:46:19 PM PDT · by TSgt · 83 replies · 1+ views
    /www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11:22 PM on 18th October 2010 | Jody Thompson
    She's best known for that scene in Basic Instinct - and it appears that Sharon Stone still lives by the maxim if you've got it, flaunt it, on the set of a recent movie. The star stripped down to a tiny bikini in low-budget comedy Five Bucks A Day, directed by Calendar Girls and Made In Dagenham British film maker Nigel Cole. In fact, the budget seems to have been so low that the props department couldn't afford to loan Sharon a handbag.
  • Loveland art slasher pleads not guilty, headed to January trial.

    10/15/2010 2:08:49 PM PDT · by killermedic · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/15/2010 10:46:04 AM MDT | Monte Whaley
    A Montana woman accused of destroying a piece of art some say depicted Jesus Christ committing a sex act pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony. Kathleen Folden waived her right to a preliminary hearing and is scheduled for a three-day trial in January. Folden's appearance was brief. In her arrest affidavit, Folden admitted to visiting the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Oct. 6 for the sole purpose of destroying the print of Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals."...