Archives for June 2012

No Bath Salts…Only Pot! | South Carolina Drug Crimes Attorney

South Carolina Drug Crimes Attorney         The “Miami Cannibal” was not high on bath salts after all. Rudy Eugene, the 31 year old Miami man accused of eating off the face of a homeless man, had no traces of any drugs other than marijuana in his body. Eugene stripped naked and began chewing the face off of Ronald Poppo, a 65 year old … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Theft

South Carolina Lawyers A South Carolina City now ranks number 8 in the nation for auto theft. Anderson, SC jumped from number 33 to number 8 on the “Hot Spots of 2011” a chart done by the National Insurance Crime Bureau highlighting the auto thefts across the nation. Auto thefts are on the rise not only in Anderson, but around the country. … [Read more...]

Couple Tried to Sell Baby at Walmart, Charged with Child Endangerment

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys A woman, charged with child endangerment and convicted of trying to sell her baby in a Walmart parking lot, has requested to be jailed instead of serve out the rest of her probation. Samanthba Tomansini appeared in front of a judge and requested to be locked up in fear that she would probably violate her … [Read more...]

NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Can New Research See Inside NFL Players’ Skulls Before its Too Late?

NFL Concussion Lawyers In May, Former NFL Linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The Brain Injury Research Institute and Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy asked the Seau family if they could analyze Junior's brain. The two … [Read more...]

Private Prisons Turning Incarceration into Lucrative Business

After decades of tough criminal justice policies, states have been struggling with crowded prisons that are exceeding budgets. In response to those pressures, New Jersey has become the leader in a national effort to save money by redirecting inmates to privately run halfway houses instead of prisons. However, this new idea meant to save the state … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Federal District Judge Mary G Lewis

Congratulations to federal district judge Mary G Lewis on her confirmation! I was delighted to learn that my law school classmate, Mary G Lewis, was confirmed by the United States Senate on Monday by a vote of 64-27. Mary is little lifelong resident of Columbia. She attended Clemson University graduating cum laude and received her juris … [Read more...]

Louisiana For-Profit Prisons Offer Inmates Little Hope of Rehabilitation

Louisiana is the world's prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any other U.S. state and first in the U.S. means first in the world. But there is a hidden agenda behind the seemingly good intentions of the Louisiana police force. A majority of Louisiana inmates are housed in for-profit facilities, which must be … [Read more...]

Violent Crime Rate Down For 5th Straight Year Across the Nation

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers The United States is known as many things, one of those being the most violent and dangerous countries in the world.  However, according to a new report released by the FBI earlier this week, the U.S. has almost never been a safer place to live. The FBI stated in their report on June 18 that violent crime … [Read more...]

Rolling Stone Sued?

SC Business Litigation Attorneys       A new bar in Columbia is facing a trademark lawsuit over their name. The Rolling Stone Bar on Rosewood Drive was hit with a lawsuit from the Rolling Stone magazine claiming “blatant copying” of the logo. The lawsuit orders bar owner, Jimmy Phillips, quit using the name and “make an appropriate monetary … [Read more...]

World’s Highest Paid Athlete in Jail for Domestic Battery

The world's highest-paid athlete is in jail. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., nicknamed "Money," who was No. 1 on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes, made $85 million for two fights last year and is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery. The domestic battery charges stem from an attack on his former … [Read more...]

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