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  • First guilty verdicts for sexual assaults at Cologne NYE [sentenced to probation]

    07/07/2016 9:45:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:26 GMT+02:00
    Two men were on Thursday pronounced guilty of sexual assault on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and handed probationary sentences. The Cologne court found a 21-year-old Iraqi guilty and handed down a one-year probationary sentence, reports Spiegel. The court said it was evident that Hussein A. had kissed a young woman against her will and had licked her face. […] An Algerian man, Hassan T., was also found guilty of being an accomplice to a sexual assault that was carried out by a group of 15 to 20 men. The 26-year-old told a man who was with the two female...
  • Here's Why FBI Director Comey Can't Give Hillary A Free Pass

    07/05/2016 1:23:56 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 75 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jul 2, 2016 | Scott S. Powell
    The facts known about actions taken by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state surrounding the use of an unsecure private email server for conducting government business show that she violated 10 federal statutes. Several are national-security-related felonies, just three of which include: 1. disclosure of classified information (22 documents were Top Secret), 2. unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents, and 3. destruction of evidence (erasure of the hard drive and deletion of some 30,000 emails by Secretary Clinton) after a government investigation had commenced (Benghazi hearings began Oct. 10, 2012). Comey knows of a related but lesser law violation...
  • 3 years probation for Minneapolis (Somali) man accused of threatening FBI, judge

    03/08/2016 1:26:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 3/8/16 | KMSP
    A Minneapolis man accused of threatening to kill a federal judge and FBI agents accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning to avoid a trial. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir posted the threats on Twitter in December after his friend was arrested on ISIS-related terrorism charges. Abdulkadir entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a lesser misdemeanor charge of impeding a federal officer or employee. He was sentenced to three years of probation and two years of electronic monitoring.
  • Paterson man wearing ankle bracelet for probation caught with 1,841 bags of heroin

    03/03/2016 4:54:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    northjersey ^ | 03.02.16 | JOE MALINCONICO
    A man who lives across the street from a prominent drug treatment program was arrested Tuesday night on charges involving almost 1,900 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The suspect, 24-year-old Lirse Jones, was wearing an ankle bracelet because he is on probation stemming from a previous drug conviction, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Narcotics detectives spotted Jones pacing back and forth near the corner of Straight Street and 20th Avenue while on his cell phone, the sheriff said. Shortly after that, a man driving a black Range Rover pulled up to the curb and made an exchange...
  • Activist behind Planned Parenthood video offered probation

    02/04/2016 9:50:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:43 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces a felony and a misdemeanor charge, said he is prepared to head to trial if he can't quash the indictment and isn't interested in a probation offer that would keep Daleiden out of prison. Daleiden surrendered to authorities Thursday, posted $3,000 bond and made two court appearances. "I'm very grateful for all the support from the public," he said afterward. Sandra Merritt,...
  • Warrant out for Ethan Couch, the drunken-driving 'affluenza' teen

    12/16/2015 1:06:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/2015 | Ashley Fantz and Ben Brumfield,
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who, two years ago, made national news when he was sentenced to probation in Texas for a drunken driving crash that killed four people. Ethan Couch's defense coined an infamous defense -- that he suffered from "affluenza," or that he was a rich kid who was less to blame for his crime because his parents didn't set limits for him. Ethan Couch's probation officer couldn't reach him this week, Couch's lawyers told CNN. Couch's mother, with whom the 18-year-old lives, is also missing, said Scott Brown and William Reagan. Their apparent...
  • 'Affluenza' teen sought after probation officer lost contact

    12/15/2015 5:52:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 7:17 PM EST
    A juvenile-court equivalent of an arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth, then claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza." [...] (Ethan) Couch was 16 when he drunkenly rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people, killing four. ...
  • Church secretary sentenced to probation for thefts ($30,000!)

    11/07/2015 7:58:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies ^ | 11/05/2015 | Ed Treleven
    A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday to six years of probation for stealing about $30,000 from the town of Burke church where she worked and had been a longtime member. Her lawyer, Joel Winnig, and Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey had agreed to recommend 90 days in jail as a condition of six years of probation, but Circuit Judge Ellen Berz did not order the jail time.
  • Undocumented Immigrant Faces New Obstacle to Bar Admission

    06/20/2015 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 06.22.15 | Andrew Dennwy
    An undocumented immigrant who was cleared by a Brooklyn appellate court to practice law in New York has run into a potential obstacle to joining the bar after an Iowa state judge sentenced him to one year of probation for trespassing during a political rally held on private property. Cesar Vargas, 31, participated in a demonstration over immigration policies at a rally for Republican presidential candidates and others in Des Moines. He and other demonstrators sat among about 1,500 attendees on the private property. At one point, he rose and disrupted a speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, asking...
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • Cities, Governments, and the Seeds of Destruction

    05/05/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | May 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the burning of Baltimore... Imagine that your boss assigns you to a research project. You work late nights for a month doing research; you present your findings on time, and your boss rips it up and directs the I.T. department to scrub all your research from your computer. And then he tells you to start from scratch and do it again. Or imagine that your boss assigns you to design an advertising campaign. You hire the models and photographers, write the copy, build the storyboards, film the commercials and print ads… and present them for his consideration. He...
  • There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003

    12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | German Lopez
    The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies — particularly against drug offenses — that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing...
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

    04/11/2014 5:42:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 10, 2014 | APRIL 10, 2014
    HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants. The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities....
  • (Former San Diego RAT Mayor) Bob Filner finishes house arrest, still on probation

    04/07/2014 5:21:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    10 News ^ | 4/07/14
    SAN DIEGO - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner today was free to leave his downtown residential building for the first time in three months, having completed 90 days of house arrest. The period of home confinement, which included GPS monitoring, was the result of the 71-year-old's guilty pleas last fall to false imprisonment and battery, stemming from allegations of sexual harassment by three women. The improprieties led the former Democratic congressman to leave office last Aug. 30. Though no longer on house arrest, Filner remains on three years probation.
  • Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man......

    05/27/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    Mail online ^ | Leon Watson
    FULL TITLE: Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man sexually abusing their daughter, 2, after he was released from jail for IDENTICAL attack four years ago A couple returned home from the cinema to find a naked man had beaten their grandparents to death and was raping their two-year-old daughter. Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, were found dead in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday night from significant blunt force injuries. Police said both Sreap and the toddler were raped. Officers arrested Jerry Andrew Active, 24, as he fled the east...
  • Portsmouth VA teen to serve probation for rape

    03/13/2013 5:53:16 AM PDT · by fredhead · 33 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 13, 2013 | Janie Bryant
    A teenage boy found guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of raping a girl in the stairwell of Churchland High School will serve indeterminate supervised probation, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Earle C. Mobley. The youth, 16 at the time, was arrested after a 15-year-old girl reported the May 30 assault. The Virginian-Pilot does not identify victims of sex crimes and generally does not identify juvenile defendants. The victim told police she and the boy had been playing around when he started to pull down her pants, then got on top of her and penetrated her, according to a...
  • Mom flunked 3 drug tests, records show

    01/18/2013 3:41:35 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Shockley
    In alleged violations of the terms of her probation, Heather Jensen failed three court-ordered drug tests in the months before the Nov. 27 incident on Grand Mesa that led to the deaths of her young sons, according to records obtained by The Daily Sentinel. Steps to revoke Jensen’s deferred judgment—potentially jailing her for an unknown period of time—started in December and resulted in a court filing earlier this month. “Ms. Jensen has produced urinalysis tests which tested positive for THC on the following dates: March 21, 2012, October 8, 2012, and October 26, 2012,” reads a summons and complaint filed...
  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/10/2012 12:11:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'I should sterilize you': Deadbeat dad of nine agrees to judge's order to stop having kids • Corey Curtis, 44, owes about $90,000 in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children • Agrees with judge's order to curb his excessive breeding as a condition of a three-year probation term • America’s most infamous baby machine, Desmond Hatchett of Tennessee, has fathered more than 20 children with 11 women A Wisconsin father of nine who's behind on child support payments has allegedly agreed with a judge's order not to have any more children until he can show...
  • Forty L.A. County Probation Officers Arrested Over The Past 12 Months - FBI Now Nabs Division Chief

    09/18/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | September 18, 2012 | Richard Winton and Jason Song
    Probation department division chief arrested in fraud case Former Assemblyman Carl Edward Washington is accused of filing false identity theft claims, the latest in a series of arrests at the troubled agency. The arrests seem to be piling up at an unusual pace. Two weeks ago, a six-year employee of the Los Angeles County Probation Department was charged with persistently filing false workers' compensation claims. Earlier this month, police arrested a probation officer for allegedly shooting a man in a Covina bar. Those cases came on top of the dozens of drunk driving, drug possession and theft arrests that seemed...
  • Maker of Anti-Islam Film Questioned by Federal Police

    09/15/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/12 | Scott Krane
    Early Saturday, one of the men who made the anti-Muslim film trailer on YouTube that is responsible for shaking Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa and even Australia into a violent frenzy, was taken in for questioning by federal probabtion officers. He was not placed under arrest, but Nakoula Basseley Nakoul, 55, is being questioned by the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s station in his home town of Cerritos. In June 2010, Nakoula was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for orchestrating a check-kiting scheme, according to a media dispatch. He served only one year in prison, however, part...
  • NC Dept of Corrections Probation Officer Indicted for Civil Rights Violations

    05/18/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 18, 2012 | Dept Of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced that North Carolina Department of Correction’s Division of Community Corrections Probation Officer Willie James Steele, Jr., 47, was indicted yesterday on civil rights charges for violating the constitutional rights of a female probationer that he was supervising by coercing her into sexual acts on two separate occasions. Steele was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. According to the indictment filed in the Western District of North...
  • Casey Anthony reports to Florida probation

    08/24/2011 9:29:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 8-25-11
    Aug 25 12:13 AM US/Eastern Florida authorities say Casey Anthony has reported to begin her one-year probation for 2010 check-fraud convictions. The Florida Department of Corrections said she came in sometime Wednesday evening but did not give details including where in the state she is.
  • Border agents: NY man says ankle monitor for (Lindsey)Lohan

    07/16/2010 7:55:32 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2010 | no byline
    Border agents say a New York man tried to explain away the ankle monitor he was wearing while returning from Canada by claiming it was a show of support for actress Lindsay Lohan. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found the bracelet around Eugene Todie's ankle July 9 after he tried to re-enter the United States using someone else's passport. They say he's on probation and not supposed to leave the country. They say Todie told them a probation officer friend gave him the bracelet to wear for Lohan, who's had to wear an alcohol ankle monitor... the Buffalo...
  • Judge finds Lohan in violation of probation (sentenced to 90 days in jail)

    07/06/2010 3:27:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/10 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A judge on Tuesday found Lindsay Lohan in violation of probation in a 2007 drug case after prosecutors said she failed to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. A sentence was expected later in the day. The ruling came during a hearing set for the "Mean Girls" star after she missed a court date in May. She has been required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor since then.
  • Police say Vick not ruled out as suspect (bar shooting)

    07/01/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/01/2010 | Mark Maske
    <p>According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has not been ruled out as a suspect or a person of interest by police in a shooting incident early Friday morning at a birthday party for him in Virginia Beach.</p>
  • Former Orlando TSA officer gets probation in sex-slave case

    06/18/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT · by subterfuge · 48 replies · 692+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/18/10 | Anthony Colarossi and Walter Pacheco
    A former Orlando TSA security officer arrested for allegedly molesting a minor pleaded no contest to one charge today and was sentenced to 10 years' sex-offender probation. A victim told deputies Bennett asked her to be his sex slave and fondled her against her will. He pleaded no contest to the molestation charge, while prosecutors dropped the second count as part of the plea deal. Bennett, 58, could have received a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for the felony. "Are you satisfied with your attorney?" Orange Circuit Judge Marc Lubet asked Bennett during the sentencing. "Yes," Bennett replied....
  • What should USC do to recover? Sue Reggie Bush!

    06/14/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies · 472+ views
    sdnn ^ | June 14, 2010 | Lee "Hacksaw"Hamilton
    USC football is about Cardinal and Gold. The Trojan Horse. The Coliseum. The words “Fight On. There are now new words to describe its football program.Arrogance. Ignorance. Tolerance. Sanctioned. Pick any word and it probably fits the USC football program these days. But there’s another one that should be considered: Lawsuit. You can shape it, paint it, mold it any way you want if you are USC. You were betrayed by star running back Reggie Bush. You were tampered with by outside influences. You were ambushed by one of your own assistant coaches, who knew but did not tell. And...
  • Wis. man gets probation in dirty diaper theft

    06/03/2010 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2010
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- An Amherst man accused of trying to steal dirty diapers from a home has been sentenced to 30 months of probation. Dillon Makuski, 20, was convicted of possession of burglary tools.
  • Wis. man gets probation in dirty diaper theft

    06/08/2010 12:08:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies · 76+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/03/2010
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. - An Amherst man accused of trying to steal dirty diapers from a home has been sentenced to 30 months of probation. Dillon Makuski, 20, was convicted of possession of burglary tools. The Stevens Point Journal reports Makuski also must serve 200 hours of community service and undergo a psycho-sexual examination. Makuski was detained by the homeowner after entering an Amherst home last September. A Portage County sheriff's deputy found six dirty diapers in Makuski's pockets. The complaint said Makuski entered the house because he likes to wear diapers and thought there might be some in the...
  • Source: USC football gets 2-year ban

    06/10/2010 7:18:27 AM PDT · by commish · 77 replies · 230+ views
    ESPN ^ | Jun 10, 2010 | ESPN
    The USC football program will receive a two-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season when the NCAA releases its sanctions on Thursday, a source told ESPN's Shelley Smith. The Los Angeles Times reported the NCAA sanctions include the loss of more than 20 scholarships. ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman confirmed the two-year postseason ban and a reduction in scholarships from a second USC source. USC will respond Thursday to the NCAA's findings following its investigation into possible violations by the Trojans' football and men's basketball programs, a source told...
  • Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to court (RAT Kwame to be arraigned on a probation violation)

    02/23/2010 4:02:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 336+ views ^ | 2/23/10 | Corey Williams
    Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to courtBy Corey Williams Associated Press Writer / February 23, 2010 DETROIT - A judge has ruled that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must return to court Friday to be arraigned on a probation violation warrant. The judge said Tuesday that a warrant will soon be issued for Kilpatrick. He ordered Kilpatrick to appear in his courtroom for failing to make a required $79,000 restitution payment. The former mayor could face jail or prison as a consequence. Kilpatrick owes $1 million as part of his guilty plea to obstruction of justice in 2008. He's been...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Center on Probation, Hid Sexual Abuse

    02/10/2010 10:53:59 AM PST · by julieee · 3 replies · 207+ views ^ | February 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Abortion Center on Probation, Hid Sexual Abuse Birmingham, AL -- A Planned Parenthood abortion business in Birmingham, Alabama that was found in an undercover video hiding a potential case of sexual abuse has been placed on probation by state officials. The video also showed a Planned Parenthood employee telling a woman posing as a teenager how she can evade the state's parental consent law.
  • NYC woman gets probation for smuggling monkey meat

    12/12/2009 3:44:22 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 841+ views
    NEW YORK — A New York City woman who was caught smuggling monkey meat through Customs has been sentenced to probation. Mamie Manneh was arrested in 2006 after agents seized a shipment of dozens of primate parts hidden in a batch of smoked fish.
  • Ex-ACORN official gets probation for voter registration plan

    11/24/2009 4:56:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 9 replies · 590+ views ^ | 11/24/09 | Puppage
    A former field director for the political advocacy organization ACORN was sentenced today in district court to up to three years of probation. Christopher Edwards, who in August pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime of compensation for registration of voters, a gross misdemeanor, received a suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine. He has agreed to testify against ACORN and one of its former regional directors, Amy Busefink. The Nevada attorney general’s office has accused ACORN and Busefink of operating an illegal bonus system. Tying money to or setting quotas for collecting voter registration cards...
  • PROSECUTOR: Kilpatrick Violates Probation

    09/16/2009 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 679+ views ^ | 9-16-2009 | WXYZ
    (WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be facing more trouble with the court after coming up short on his restitution payment and paying late on top of that. Action News has learned that Kilpatrick paid $3000 today of the $6000 he is supposed to pay each month. Sources tell Action News that Kilpatrick does not have the money to pay.
  • Convicted Mass. librarian wants to keep pension

    05/19/2009 9:16:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 05/19/09 | WHDH-TV
    BEVERLY, Mass. -- The former director of the Beverly Public Library who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography wants to keep his $31,000 annual public pension. Thomas Scully has filed a lawsuit in Salem Superior Court claiming the city Retirement Board has no right to revoke his pension on the grounds of "moral turpitude." Scully's suit filed Friday claims he would suffer "severe financial loss" if he loses his pension because he is unlikely to land another job in his field. Scully's pension was approved in May 2005, after his arrest, but his lawyer tells The Salem News the decision...
  • Fatal shooting said to be in self-defense

    01/24/2009 6:12:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 284+ views
    Fort ^ | 23 January, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    After a suspected robber shot his co-worker on Wednesday, a Belmont Beverage liquor store clerk didn’t wait to see if he’d be next. The clerk fatally shot the suspected robber – whom Fort Wayne Police have identified as Donald N. Jones – in self-defense, according to Gary Gardner, Belmont operations manager. Gardner said Thursday that store surveillance video shows Jones enter the store, walk around the counter and shoot a clerk in the leg before robbing two cash registers. “That’s what was so stunning to us,” said Gardner. “(Usually) all they want is the money and they leave, but not...
  • Probationers kill, state dawdles

    12/07/2008 4:54:49 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 14 replies · 489+ views
    The Raleigh News and Disturber ^ | Dec 7, 2008 | Sarah Ovaska, Joseph Neff and David Raynor
    North Carolina's probation system, designed to help low-level offenders rebuild their lives and stay out of costly prisons, is risking public safety by neglecting or losing track of thousands of criminals.
  • Probation for minor figure in bribe case (linked to Cunningham scandal

    10/03/2008 10:12:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 214+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/3/08 | Greg Moran
    FEDERAL COURT – A peripheral figure in the bribery scandal that ensnared former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham was sentenced to five years' probation by a San Diego federal judge yesterday, bringing the three-year-old case closer to finality. Advertisement John Thomas Michael, a mortgage broker from Long Island, sighed deeply and closed his eyes when U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns said he would not be going to prison. As part of his probation, Michael will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service and pay a fine of $100,000. Michael pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to...
  • Another Prior Felon

    09/19/2008 2:45:08 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 2 replies · 85+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 09/19/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Another cop killed by a repeat offender
  • Broward teacher charged with sex with student

    06/06/2008 7:16:22 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 10 replies · 137+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 6, 2008 | ROBERTO SANTIAGO
    A female teacher accused of having a year-long sexual relationship with one of her underage male students surrendered to Margate police on Friday morning. Margate Police say that Christine Jouini, 38, who teaches the 11th and 12th grade at The Center Academy, a private school in Coral Springs, was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Margate Police spokesman Detective Chip Kolenda said the illicit affair was exposed after the former student, who has since graduated and has turned 18, recently confessed the activity to another teacher at the school. The former student said that between...
  • 3 charged during protest near fort get probation (FREAKAZOIDS)

    02/06/2008 5:20:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 177+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A trio who trespassed on this Southern Arizona Army post in November were sentenced to two years probation by a federal magistrate in Tucson on Monday. The motion hearings on Monday were initially scheduled with a trial to be started Tuesday, but ended up with the Rev. Jerome Zawada of Las Vegas, Frances Elizabeth Lamb of Bend, Ore., and Mary Burton Riseley of Cliff, N.M., each being given the probation sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Marshall. The three also were ordered to pay a $5,000 fine or serve 500 hours of community service. Prosecutor Army Capt....
  • Biggest Drug Dealer in Jail Scores Probation

    11/15/2007 9:32:20 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-15-2007 | Associated Press
    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A former Wayne County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking could have gotten 20 years in prison, but was sentenced to 30 months' probation instead.
  • INJUSTICE: Winkler Sentenced to 3 Years for Killing Husband, May Serve Only 60 Days

    06/08/2007 2:30:09 PM PDT · by midwesteastcoastconnection · 65 replies · 1,369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/08/07 | AP
    SELMER, Tenn. — A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but she may end up serving only 60 days in a mental hospital. Mary Winkler must serve 210 days, or about seven months, of her sentence before she can be released on probation, but she gets credit for the five months she has already spent in jail, Judge Weber McCraw said. That leaves only two months, and McCraw said up to 60 days of the sentence could be served in...
  • Paris Hilton May Have Probation Revoked (could face up to 90 days in jail)

    02/28/2007 8:15:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | AP
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Paris Hilton could have her probation revoked — possibly resulting in jail time — if she is found to have been driving with a suspended license because it would violate conditions of her previous sentence for reckless driving, authorities said Wednesday. The 26-year-old hotel heiress and star of "The Simple Life" was ticketed for misdemeanor driving with a suspended license after her blue Bentley Continental GTC was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. said. She was stopped about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with...
  • Criminals on probation murdered 98 in two years [UK justice update]

    12/05/2006 5:40:39 PM PST · by aculeus · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 6, 2006 | by Alan Travis, home affairs editor
    Criminals under the supervision of the probation service have been convicted of nearly 100 murders and more than 500 other serious violent and sexual offences, including rape, over the past two years, according to official figures out yesterday. The Home Office statistics confirm that high-profile murders such as the death of London banker John Monckton and Winchester woman Naomi Bryant by those under probation supervision were not isolated cases. The figures come just two weeks after the home secretary, John Reid, criticised the performance of the probation service, saying that public confidence had been shaken by such high-profile failures. MPs...
  • 7M behind bars, on probation or parole

    11/29/2006 7:59:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 714+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 11/29/06 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - A record 7 million people — or one in every 32 American adults — were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2,193,798 were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year. Even though data show more prison releases, the report said, admissions still exceed releases. More than 4.1 million people were on probation and 784,208 were on parole at the end of 2005. Men still far outnumber women in prisons and jails, but the female population is growing faster....
  • Pacman Jones' Criminal History

    08/27/2006 10:38:55 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 16,020+ views
    Free Republic ^ | August 27, 2006 | Vanity
    Just a quick taste of this "quality" citizen of the NFL community ... 10/2003: Jones was sentenced to one year in jail following a bar fight while he was a student at West Virginia University, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years probation. His probation was scheduled to end on Thursday. 4/27/05: Adam "Pacman" Jones was at Club Blaze in Conley, Ga., around 3 a.m. ET on April 27 when officers responded to a fight involving two women. Andrea Akins, a supervisor at the club, told police she was punched in the mouth by a...
  • For Addicts, Firm Hand Can Be the Best Medicine

    08/15/2006 8:34:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 852+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | SALLY SATEL, M.D.
    Commentary Mel Gibson is the latest reminder of the perils of drunken driving. But in his case it was talking while intoxicated that attracted so much attention. Typically, of course, it is not what someone says under the influence that concerns the public, but what he does. Safety is our main worry. And the goal is to keep the person from driving while intoxicated. That was the aim of the judge who in June handled the case of another high-profile arrestee, Representative Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island. Mr. Kennedy pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after crashing his...