Though it appears obvious that last year’s beheading of a Muslim woman in Buffalo, N.Y., was an honor killing, the judge in the case will allow the defendant to present a case that he was domestically abused and lashed back at his wife in self defense. Officially, it’s called battered spouse syndrome.’’
UPDATE: Three hostages have been rescued from the headquarters of the Discovery Channel and the man who was holding them has been shot by police.
Although he volunteered for a left-wing peace group that favors building a mosque at Ground Zero in New York, the young drunk who stabbed a Muslim taxi driver last week has been indicted on charges of attempted second-degree murder and assault as hate crimes.
In Marin County, California, a man has filed a lawsuit against the county Sheriff's department in response to an incident in which officers tasered him in his own home.
When a drunken young white man stabbed a Muslim cab driver in New York early this week, the reaction came swiftly. The New York Daily News termed him a “boozed-up bigot” in the first four words of its story. “Rider Asks if Cabby Is Muslim, Then Stabs Him,” ran the headline in the New York Times. “Was the Muslim Cab Driver Slashing the First ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Hate Crime?” The Village Voice asked.
Notable in the statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week that it was charging the State of New Jersey with securities fraud was the lack of fines, punishment, or names of the guilty. The fraud began in 2001 and wasn’t uncovered until the New York Times exposed it in April of 2007.
Joe Frank Garza, a former district attorney for the Texas counties of Brooks and Jim Wells, was indicted late Wednesday, August 18, by a special Jim Wells County Grand Jury.�
An August 16 AP story tells of a former TSA supervisor who has admitted stealing from passengers. At the U.S. Attorney's Seattle office on Monday, 50-year-old Randy Pepper pled guilty to pilfering $20,000 worth of jewelry and other items from checked baggage at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
For the fourth time since 1973, and the second time in only two years, an Illinois Governor has been found guilty of wrongdoing. There is one consolation for former Governor Rod Blagojevich, however. Of the 24 charges levied against him, he was convicted of merely one: lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Unfortunately for Blago, that crime alone can secure up to five years in prison. On the other 23 counts, the jury was deadlocked, in most cases, by a lone juror.
Just after midnight on Saturday, July 24, at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern — “Where everyone is treated like a regular” — a very irregular event occurred. After 13 years of routinely doing their Friday night fire-breathing tricks at the Herndon, Virginia, establishment, bartenders Tegee Rogers, 33, and Justin Fedorchak, 39, were hauled out in handcuffs.