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Is Pot Legalization to Blame for at Least Eleven Homicides?

52 minutes agoNews / Crime : True Crime Report

Reading from the Voice Media empire: The district attorney who prosecuted James Holmes for his lethal shooting spree at a movie theater in 2012 says marijuana legalization has resulted in plenty of bloodshed, too. Westword has the story. The post Is Pot Legalization to Blame for at Least Eleven Homicides? appeared first on True Crime Report.

Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement

Two prosecutors in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will receive $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing their supervisor of subjecting them to regular harassment and fostering an abusive, sexually charged workplace. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement...

Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement

Two prosecutors in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will receive $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing their supervisor of subjecting them to regular harassment and fostering an abusive, sexually charged workplace. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement...

John Creech Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison In Death Of Fox Executive Gavin Smith

John Creech has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of former Fox executive Gavin Smith, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed Tuesday. Creech beat the 20th Century Fox distribution executive to death when he found out he was having an on-again, off-again affair with the defendant’s estranged wife. The Read More

Man sentenced for shooting ex-girlfriend to death in Pacoima

A man was sentenced Sept. 11 to 113 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at a Pacoima residence, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  On June 20, Michael Jerome Parks, 48, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of G’Teasha Elayne Fisher, 33. Show More Summary

Tuesday News: Stacking the courts

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC GOP CONVENES COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL GERRYMANDERING TODAY: A House committee discussing redrawing voting districts for trial court judges and district attorneys holds its second meeting Tuesday. A wholesale redraw hasn't occurred in more than 60 years. Show More Summary

'We Have a Sense of Why He Did It': Arrest in 1992 Murder

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago, the AP reports. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday that Gary Schara, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested in Connecticut and charged with the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. Gulluni...

No charges against police in Milwaukee man's shooting death

Milwaukee County's district attorney has cleared two West Allis police officers and a federal drug agent in the shooting death of a Milwaukee man last March. DA John Chisholm concluded … Click to Continue »

Man sentenced for murder of victim found in plastic storage container

A man was sentenced Sept. 13 to 16 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing an acquaintance who body was found in a plastic storage box, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. On Aug. 8, a jury found Kenneth Mullen Watkins, 29, guilty of one count of second-degree murder for killing Terry Nigale Benjamin, 52. Show More Summary

"We got you": Arrest in 1992 slaying of teacher's aide

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

DNA, a tipster, and a handwritten confession led to a suspect's arrest after 25 years, a Massachusetts district attorney says

Bow hunter who shot a deer near homes in Monrovia likely to be prosecuted, state official says

A bow hunter who triggered outrage after he shot and killed a deer with an arrow near homes in Monrovia is expected to face charges from the L.A. County district attorney, said Capt. Patrick Foy of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Michael Rodriguez was caught on a home surveillance camera...

What's the Right Punishment for Tearing Down a Confederate Monument?

In Durham, the sheriff and district attorney appear divided over whether civil disobedience deserves greater leniency from the judicial system.

Deputy DA sues boss Tony Rackauckas, alleging retaliation for defying his orders

A prosecutor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas retaliated against her for defying his orders not to run against an incumbent judge. Senior Deputy District Attorney Karen Schatzle alleges that she was denied promotion and dispatched to a job far from her Villa Park home because she ran […]

ICE: New York courthouse arrests will continue

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Federal immigration officers in New York doubled-down on arresting undocumented immigrants as they make appearances at courthouses this week—a decision that the local district attorney says is an “outrageous” tactic that “sends a chilling effect” and “undermines public...

D.C.’s newest U.S. attorney expected to take office next week

Jessie Liu, a former prosecutor in the District, was confirmed by the Senate late Thursday.

DA: Pittsburgh police hampering burglary shooting probe

The district attorney says Pittsburgh police are hindering his investigation into a homeowner who was fatally shot by officers responding to a home burglar alarm. Police have said officers shot … Click to Continue »

OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas wants Harvard to retract unflattering report

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is calling on Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project to retract a report that ranked Orange County among the worst in the state for cases reversed in which misconduct was a factor. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, at a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 13, said several mistakes were made in […]

Video: More Than 2,000 Animals Found in Squalor at Convicted Pet Abusers’ Home

The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed 72 new felony cruelty-to-animals charges against Adams County residents Kenneth Mark Kubic and Lynn Denise Kubic, who were convicted last year... The post Video: More Than 2,000 Animals Found in Squalor at Convicted Pet Abusers’ Home appeared first on PETA.

Judge picked as interim Contra Costa County district attorney

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed a longtime judge Tuesday to serve out the term of the former district attorney, who resigned after pleading no contest to felony perjury. Diana Becton, who served as a Contra Costa...Show More Summary

Democrat Liegeois challenging GOP US Rep. Gallagher

A Democratic assistant district attorney is challenging first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher for a northeast Wisconsin congressional seat. Beau Liegeois (LEE-Joyce) of Allouez launched his candidacy for the 8th … Click to Continue »

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