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South Carolina man faces SC Criminal Law after attacking girlfriend, dog

A man arrested in Myrtle Beach, SC, faces SC Criminal Law for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He is also accused of throwing her dog against a wall. Police arrested the man Sunday in Myrtle Beach. 23-year-old Randy Joseph Thompson was charged with criminal domestic violence, mistreatment of animals, and hindering arrest.  According to the … [Read more...]

Irish Cannoli Thief Avoids Conviction on Criminal Charges

Robert McTernan, a 25-year-old tourist from Ireland, admitted on Monday that there was sufficient evidence against him for the Boston Municipal Court jury to find him guilty of larceny. The man was arrested for stealing two ricotta cheese cannoli pastries, valued at $5, from Bova’s Bakery at 3 AM the previous Thursday. Allegedly, he had a large … [Read more...]

Sex Change Awarded to Inmate Based on 8th Amendment

A convicted Massachusetts murderer has been awarded a sex change due to his severe gender identity disorder. Additionally, he may be eligible to have legal fees paid for. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert, was convicted in 1990 for the murder of his wife Cheryl. The 63-year-old has been living in an all-male prison, but as a woman. He first sued … [Read more...]

In Wake of Anthony Rollins, Anchorage Police Dept Implements New Policies

Despite a reported $30 million budget deficit for the city of Anchorage, Alaska, the APD says it will make drastic changes outlined in an independent report to defend against another Anthony Rollins. Earlier this month, personal injury lawsuits against the municipality settled with Rollins’ victims for $5.5 million. Rollins was convicted last year … [Read more...]

Peter Jackson’s Documentary on West Memphis Three Aims to Expunge Records

A famous filmmaker is using his tools to help expunge the criminal records of three exonerated men. The West Memphis Three were released on a plea deal last year, on August 19th. They are celebrating just over a year of freedom after serving two decades in jail, fearing lifetime jail sentences or, in the case of Damien Echols, a death sentence. … [Read more...]

Former District Attorney in OJ Simpson Criminal Trial Accuses Defense of Tampering

On Thursday September 6th, former Los Angeles District Attorney Christopher Darden accused Simpson’s late defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran of “manipulating” the glove that acquitted Simpson of murder. Cochran passed away in 2005. In 1995, OJ Simpson was charged with double homicide, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald … [Read more...]

With database’s help, prisoners exonerated, but little other aid is available

A program from the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of law has created a database to register exonerations across the country – it is aptly named the National Registry of Exonerations. According to a recent article on CNN, 2,000 people have been exonerated in the past 23 … [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...]

FBI Warning Parents of New Cyber Crime

The FBI is alerting parents of a new crime being committed called “Sextortion”. “Sextortion” is described as an online tactic used by predators to obtain sexually explicit images from teens. The Sextortion tactic was discovered after a 15 year old female in Florida alerted authorities. In June of 2005 the young female logged on to her computer … [Read more...]

Warning: Bottle Bombs May Be As Close As Your Own Front Yard

Police are warning of a new threat that could even be found in your mailbox, driveway, or on the grass. Bottle bombs, or “works” bombs”, are being discovered in yards across the country. The bombs, which are composed of Draino and Tin Foil, are mixed together inside of soda bottle and appear like a dark soda. Unsuspecting people, including … [Read more...]

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