All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Crime’

Don McLean Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Singer Don McLean has been arrested in Maine. The singer, best-known for his 1971 hit song “American Pie”, was booked early Monday morning on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence, according to reports. He was reportedly released on $10,000 bail. 'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested for assault https://t.co/oy7dPsnp2B pic.twitter.com/94lWLWd8UN — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 18, 2016 Here is McLean’s mugshot, courtesy …

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Sara Mutschlechner: Marine Arrested in New Year’s Day Killing

A U.S. Marine has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a 20-year-old college student. Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner. According to reports, Mutschlechner was shot in the head while she was driving her car. NBC Dallas Fort-Worth reports: Witnesses told police …

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Nicki Minaj: Brother Reportedly Charged with Child Rape

The brother of rap star Nicki Minaj has been arrested, according to reports. He is accused of raping a child. Newsday first reported that 37-year-old Jelani Maraj has already been arraigned on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct with a child. According to court documents, the minor in question is 12 Nicki Minaj's older brother was reportedly charged …

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Brianne Altice: Lawsuit Against School in Teacher Sex Case Dismissed

A lawsuit against the Utah school district which employed convicted sex offender and former teacher Brianne Altice has been dismissed. Altice, 35, pleaded guilty back in April to three counts of forcible sex abuse, admitting she had sexual encounters with several of her students at Davis High school. A couple months later, one of the students who said he was …

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Halima Rashid: Jermaine Jackson’s Wife Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Hailma Rashid, Jermaine Jackson’s wife, has reportedly been arrested on domestic violence charges. TMZ first reported the incident, saying Rashid was arrested on Saturday and booked on felony corporal injury to a spouse. The site claims Jackson called the police after she bit his leg. Jermaine Jackson's wife Halima Rashid was arrested on a domestic violence charge: https://t.co/GcKHvkBDW3 pic.twitter.com/lIhtM2HW97 — …

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Jerry Sandusky Gets His Pension Restored

In an unanimous vote, a Pennsylvania court has decided to give convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky his pension back. The court ruled that Sandusky was not, in fact, a Penn State employee when he committed the crimes for which he is now imprisoned. From CBS News: A Commonwealth Court panel ruled unanimously Friday that the State Employees’ Retirement Board wrongly …

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Pauley Perrette: ‘I Almost Died’ After Brutal Attack by ‘Psychotic Homeless Man’

NCIS star Pauley Perrette lived through a harrowing experience Thursday night. The actress was attacked – beaten and her life threatened – by a person she describes as a “VERY psychotic homeless man.” She detailed the entire ordeal on Twitter. “I was walking across my street to a new guest house I bought to meet my architect. On my street, …

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Uber Driver Sues Former Taco Bell Exec over Brutal Attack Gone Viral

Uber Driver Sues Former Taco Bell Exec over Brutal Attack Gone Viral

The Uber driver that posted shocking video of a passenger attacking him over the weekend is now filing suit against his alleged attacker. Edward Caban, who uploaded the video on October 30th, has filed a civil suit against 32-year-old Benjamin Golden In a video, which has now been seen nearly two million times, an Uber driver repeatedly asks a passenger …

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Uber Rapist Given Life in Prison in India

Uber Rapist Given Life in Prison in India

An Indian Uber Driver, who was convicted of rape while endangering the life of a woman, kidnapping, and criminal intimidation last month, has been given a sentence of life in prison. Shiv Kumar Yadav was found guilty in Delhi on October 20th. His victim, 26, said she fell asleep in the back of his car and when she woke up …

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Uber Driver Records Drunk Passenger’s Brutal Attack

Uber Driver Records Drunk Passenger’s Brutal Attack

We’ve reported on plenty of instances of Uber drivers attacking, kidnapping, and raping passengers. Here’s some shocking video from the other side – a drunk passenger brutally attacking a driver. In a video uploaded on October 30th, an Uber driver repeatedly asks a passenger to give him directions, and the passenger can be heard slurring, burping, and generally being unable …

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NC State Fair Inspector in Kiddie Land Was Actually Sex Offender, Say Police

This year, around a million people will attend the North Carolina State Fair. And one of those attendees was not who he said he was, according to authorities. ABC13 reports that a registered sex offender was arrested on Tuesday after he was found posing as a ride inspector in the kiddie land area. “A couple of state troopers noticed a …

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Reeva Steenkamp ‘Not Coming Back’ Says Family, ‘Not Surprised’ by Oscar Pistorius’ Release

The family of Reeva Steenkamp is not surprised by the early release of the man who shot their daughter, and will continue to focus on charity work. Oscar Pistorius, the paralympian who was convicted of culpable homicide last year for shooting Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, 2013, was just released from a South African prison on Monday. South African law allows …

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Kirsten Hatfield: Arrest Made in Abduction Cold Case Thanks to New DNA Evidence

In the spring of 1997, an 8-year-old girl named Kirsten Hatfield was abducted from her bedroom in Midwest City, just outside of Oklahoma City. Police questioned possible suspects and searched for Hatfield, but were unable to find the girl and leads went cold. Now, 17 years later, police have finally made an arrest in the case – and untested DNA …

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Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Public Schools CEO Guilty… and Sorry

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, plead guilty and then told CPS students and teachers on the courthouse steps. “I’m terribly sorry and I apologize to them. They deserved much more, much more than I gave to them,” She plead guilty, according to various news reports, to charges in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts …

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Periscope App Drunk Drive Leads to DUI Arrest for Florida Woman

Periscope is a wonderful place to broadcast your drunken driving escapades, if you want to get arrested. A 23-year old Florida Woman was arrested Saturday after using the Twitter-owned livestreaming app to broadcast herself driving drunk. Here’s the full video, as it appeared on Periscope: According to police, Periscope users called to report the drunk woman, identified as Whitney Marie …

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Your Passcode Is Protected by Fifth Amendment, Says Court

Your Passcode Is Protected by Fifth Amendment, Says Court

Can the police compel you to give up your iPhone passcode? Not according to one federal court’s ruling. Doing so would be a violation of your Fifth Amendment rights. The case in question involved two insider trading suspects and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s desire to get at evidence it believed was present on the defendants’ work-issued iPhones. Unfortunately for …

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Fox Lake Shooting Investigation Threatened By Rogue Retired Cop

Retired police officer, Joseph Battaglia, was arrested after allegedly threatening to harm those who are involved in the death investigation of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, unless they declared his death as suicide. Police say coroner has jeopardized the investigation into Fox Lake officer’s death. http://t.co/HzGFvgFur1 pic.twitter.com/p1wQmYHmvB — Colonel Tribune (@ColonelTribune) September 12, 2015 Battaglia blocked his number and called Lake …

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Indian Woman Who Sued Uber Over Alleged Rape Pulls Lawsuit

Indian Woman Who Sued Uber Over Alleged Rape Pulls Lawsuit

In January, a Delhi woman sued Uber in US Federal court, claiming the company was at fault for an alleged rape committed by one of its drivers. Now, that lawsuit has been resolved. The woman had demanding unspecified damages. She also wanted Uber to institute some passenger safeguards in India, including mandatory in-car video cameras. “Buyer beware – we all …

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Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s background checks are not working, according to two California District Attorneys. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed an update to a complaint originally filed in December. The suit’s overarching claim is that Uber has been continually misleading customers over the efficacy of its background checks. The amended complaints now contains specific allegations – most …

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Man Violates Restraining Order by Liking Facebook Photos

Man Violates Restraining Order by Liking Facebook Photos

If you’ve recently been hit with a restraining order, it’s probably best for you to stay off Facebook. In today’s reminder that social media contact is still contact, a Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with contempt of court after he liked approximately 22 photos and videos on Facebook. According to the Times Leader, 26-year-old Justin Bellanco violated a …

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Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit – this time from a Dallas woman who says she was raped by one of the company’s drivers last month. We recently reported on the case, in which Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly drove a woman to her Dallas home, followed her inside, hit her in the back of the head, and raped …

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Uber Driver and 6th Grade Teacher Accused of Rape

Another Uber driver has been accused of raping a female passenger. This story comes from South Carolina, where 39-year-old Patrick Aiello has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree sexual assault. He’s been denied bail. According to police, Aiello drove a woman and her male companion to the latter’s Charleston home. The woman reportedly exited Aiello’s car, but changed her mind …

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Uber Driver Accused of Rape Had Criminal Record, Used Phony Permit

Once again, Uber is under fire for allegedly letting a rapist slip through the cracks. On July 25th, Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly drove a woman to her Dallas home, followed her inside, and raped her. Chammout has a criminal record, and served time in prison on federal weapons charges. He was just released in 2012. And according to …

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Selena Quintanilla Will Be Honored by M.A.C. With Posthumous Makeup Collection

Selena Quintanilla was murdered 20 years ago. The Tejano singer will soon be honored by the cosmetic company M.A.C. They have created a new makeup collection made up of several products, all touting her name. “Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two …

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Uber Sued for $2M over Teen’s Sexual Assault

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit after one of its drivers assaulted a passenger. The mother of a 13-year-old Virginia girl is suing the ridesharing company for $2 million, claiming that Uber and its lax screening processes are responsible for her daughter’s sexual assault. The assault itself is not in dispute. In April, 39-year-old former Uber driver Isagani Morin was …

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Starbucks: Bad Passwords, Not Hackers to Blame for App Thefts

If you use the Starbucks app to pay for your morning coffee, you might want to check your bank account. And then strengthen your password. After reports emerged saying hackers had gained access to user accounts and used its app to siphon money away from unsuspecting customers, Starbucks has hit back, saying that these reports are false. Blogger Bob Sullivan …

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Man Allegedly Confessed to Murdering Family on Facebook

“Emily had tried everything to get better but nothing seemed to help her. I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon, her long beautiful brown hair flowing in the breeze, a true angel.” That chilling passage comes from Facebook, where a man allegedly …

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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Fraud Charge for Cop

If you tell your boss you’re so sick you can’t possibly come into work, you probably shouldn’t post a selfie of you drinking a beer at the beach. Think of this as a much more serious version of that kind of screwup. A Pasadena police officer is facing up to six years in prison thanks to her participation in last …

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Hostage Asks for Help via Pizza Hut App: ‘Get 911 to me’

In Florida (where else), a quick-thinking woman and her children are safe after she placed the most important pizza order of her life. According to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Cheryl Treadway used the ‘additional comments’ section inside the Pizza Hut app to order up some assistance. “Please help. Get 911 to me,” she typed. “911hostage help!” When the strange …

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‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ Tweeter Gets 24 Years for Fatal Crash

Kayla Mendoza, the Florida woman who sent an infamous string of tweets before causing fatal car crash back in 2013, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. According to police, Mendoza went out for margaritas after work and at approximately 1:45 am, the then 20-year-old drove onto the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County – driving the wrong way. Soon …

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