Tag Archives: crime

National Crime Prevention Council claims Snapchat used to sell fentanyl to kids

FOX Business host Charles Payne provides insight on the Snapchat stock and provides insight for investors on ‘Making Money.’ The National Crime Prevention Council, or NCPC, called on the Justice Department to investigate social media platforms such as Snapchat, which are allegedly being used to sell drugs like fentanyl to kids. In a letter to… Read More »

Adnan Syed hired by Georgetown’s prison reform initiative

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Adnan Syed, who was released from a Maryland prison this year after his case was the focus of the true-crime podcast “Serial,” has been hired by Georgetown University as a program associate for the university’s Prisons and Justice Initiative, the university said. Syed started working this month for the initiative which advocates… Read More »

Megan Thee Stallion ‘matters,’ says DA at Tory Lanez trial

LOS ANGELES — A California prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion would never have subjected herself to the torrent of public abuse she’s received if she wasn’t telling the truth about rapper Tory Lanez shooting her in the feet and wounding her in the summer of 2020. Deputy District Attorney Alexander… Read More »

Antonio Brown: Former Buccaneers receiver will not face battery charge, prosecutor says

CNN — Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown will not face charges stemming from an alleged domestic battery incident involving a woman in Florida in late November, the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa said in a statement Wednesday. The Tampa Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office had previously determined there was probable cause to… Read More »

Investigator in notorious Missouri murder case faces charges

TROY, Mo. — A former Missouri deputy who investigated a murder case that became the subject of an NBC show starring Renee Zellweger is now accused of harassing and stalking a detective who was investigating him for potential misconduct. Mike Merkel, 42, was charged Tuesday and accused of photographing and sending threatening messages to the… Read More »

A guide to Washington’s busy Wednesday

CNN — It’s a busier-than-usual Wednesday in Washington. From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to the White House to the release of the House January 6, 2021, committee’s final report and the fate of a consequential immigration rule hanging in the balance, this is not the capital’s typical year-end cram session. Here are some… Read More »

1 woman’s story of rape convinced all Weinstein trial jurors

LOS ANGELES — Most of the jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial were ready to convict him of crimes related to three of the four women he was charged with raping or sexually assaulting. Yet after weeks of deliberation the eight men and four women voted unanimously to convict him of crimes against only… Read More »

What to watch for when the full House Jan. 6 committee report is released

CNN — The final report by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack is set to release Wednesday launches a new era for criminal investigators, politicians and members of the public who have been eager to see the nuts and bolts of its work. In addition to the report, the committee will… Read More »

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard settle defamation appeals

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their defamation lawsuits following a high-profile trial earlier this year in which the former couple accused each other of physical and verbal abuse. Heard announced the settlement Monday on social media. Both sides had filed appeals of various aspects of the jury’s verdicts… Read More »

Prosecutors Who Grossly Violate The Constitution Must Be Held Accountable

Attorney Felix Vinluan and the Filipino nurses he provided legal advice to. Institute for Justice When attorney Felix Vinluan heard how a local nursing home provider was treating Filipino nurses, he was outraged. But by providing those nurses with solid legal advice, he found himself criminally prosecuted. The prosecutors knew the charges were bogus but… Read More »