A man who ostensibly attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself into oncoming traffic in New York’s Times Square will be charged with a crime. According to an ABA Journal.com report, NYPD officers opened fire on the man because they feared that he was reaching for a gun when he put his hands in his pockets (as opposed to putting them in the air) when the officers confronted him.
Two men who allegedly robbed a North Carolina seafood restaurant were taken into police custody shortly after the incident in a car dealer's parking lot. Media sources report that off-duty officers responded to the robbery call that was received on Saturday, Nov. 16 around midnight. Sources say that the men are now facing multiple criminal charges in connection with the case.
North Carolina residents may be interested in the outcome of a Massachusetts case that could have lasting repercussions for thousands of the state's convicted individuals. On Nov. 22, a former chemist at the now-closed Hinton State Laboratory Institute was sentenced to three to five years in prison for numerous charges, including tampering with evidence, perjury, falsely claiming to hold a degree and 17 counts of obstruction of justice.
Legislators, like law enforcement officers, are inherently held to a higher standard when it comes to adhering to the laws that we all live by. When a congressman is charged with a crime, it is not only a political scandal, it probably reduces peoples’ confidence in congressional leadership.
Recidivism (the propensity for those convicted of crimes to be charged with another crime) is a continuing problem in North Carolina. Part of this issue can be attributed to the presence of outstanding warrants on a person's record. An accused may be afraid of being questioned by police (during a routine traffic stop, for example) out of fear that warrants will be discovered and will result in an arrest.
Tabloid news outlets are buzzing after Chris Brown’s latest arrest. The R&B singer was arrested over the weekend in Washington, D.C. According to a number of media reports, Brown and one of his bodyguards allegedly assaulted a photographer who tried to snap a photo as Brown was exiting a hotel in downtown D.C.