Monday, June 22, 2015

Will CharlieSheen Ever Learn? ~by Legal Pub

Charlie Sheen is funny.  The unfortunate thing for the actor is that he is not trying to make others laugh.  However, Sheen's lack of control and need for anger management is not really a laughing matter.  We know celebrities can do some pretty stupid things when they are out of control.  Remember O.J.?

Sheen's latest tirade was directed against his ex-wife Denise Richards.  Richards is the mother of their two children. The couple were married from 2002 to 2006. Sheen used twitter to launch his message and demonstrate his rage on Father's Day.  Sheen called Richards a “heretic and washed up piglet shame pile.”  Later, Sheen posted an open letter to the media.    open letter 
Words like “doosh phace” and a “charlatan” and the “worst mom alive” are not exactly appropriate to post about the mother of one's children.  Richards, on the other hand, demonstrated some class by posting, “Happy Dad’s Day!@charliesheen have a great trip in Mexico! Kids were disappointed u weren’t here for it- Hey we’ll celebrate when u r back!”
Come on Charlie, berating the mother of your kids is not "winning."  It is whining!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dylann Storm Roof On the Run After Murder? ~by Legal Pub

What could  possibly  motivate such cruelty? If true, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, walked into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and murdered nine people studying the Bible. The 5' 9" Dylann Storm Roof is a wanted man.   Was this a racially motivated shooting?  Emanuel AME is a historic church with a strong African-American membership. But is there more to the story? The historical church has frequent visitors of all races, nationalities and colors.

The 120 lb Dylann Storm Roof  fled the scene in a 2000 Hyundai Elantra GS, SC registration LGF330.  Did Dylann want to get caught?  He likely knew that there was surveillance cameras present. Roof's license plate is a distinctive  specialty plate.  He may have even communicated his intent to kill in advance of the shooting. In fact, he had apparently been at the bible study meeting for almost an hour before he fired the first shot. Furthermore, he apparently intentionally left a surviving witness to tell exactly what happened.

While questions remain, look for this case to be treated as a hate crime involving the murder of three men and six women.

As always, Dylann Storm Roof, like any person of interest is presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Kalief Browder Kills Himself ~by Legal Pub

Solitary confinement without a conviction?  That is the allegation of Kalief Browder.  Browder was a 22- year old New York resident that was detained as a teenager at Rikers for three years. Browder was never convicted of a crime.  He claimed  during his detention he was physically manhandled and starved.  This weekend, he apparently committed suicide.

Violence and mistreatment was likely not an isolated allegation.  Video of Browder supports allegations of beatings by guards and inmates.  After three years, much in the time in solitary confinement, Browder was released.  After release, Browder had trouble re-acclimating to society. Browder had several visits to psych hospitals which apparently were not able to help him.  Bowder took his own life by hanging himself.
Browder's estate is represented by attorney Paul V. Prestia. 
The New Yorker

Monday, June 1, 2015

Victory for Freedom of Religion or Step in Wrong Direction? ~by Legal Pub

Image result for elauf scarf   The United State Supreme Court 8  to 1 decision will be studied and debated for sometime.  The recent ruling was in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman, who sued Abercrombie & Fitch Co in Tulsa because they would not let her wear a head scarf.   The litigant claimed that the head scarf was worn for religious reasons.  The EEOC backed the Muslim litigant's claim and sued on her behalf.  Elauf was denied a job at a Tulsa Abercombie Kids store back in 2008.

The issue before the court is whether Elauf needed to ask for special religious accommodations before she had protection under the  1964 Civil Rights Act which bans discrimination in employment.  The recent ruling says no!

Friday, May 22, 2015

How Sick Must Daron Dylon Wint Be? ~by Legal Pub

Just how sick is Daron Dylon Wint?  The ex-convict is the prime suspect in the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family.  What could possible motivate Wint to torture and murder this family? Wint was born and raised in Guyana.  He moved to the United States in 2000.  Wint enlisted in the marines but was discharged shortly after enlistment for medical reasons.  In 2009, Wint assaulted a girlfriend.  In 2010, Wint plead guilty to destruction of property.  At that time he had allegedly threatened to kill a woman.  Also in 2010, Wint was arrested outside of American Iron Works while carrying a two foot machete.

At some point, Went became a certified welder.  In fact, he once had a job working for Savopoulos' company, American Iron Works.  The company is a construction materials supplier in Hyattsville, Maryland.  Savopoulos lived in a mansion near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Woodley Park. The neighborhood is well patrolled and Savvas , his wife and their son Phillip resided in the home while two other children were away at school.

The day before the slaying, Savopoulos spent time at a martial arts studio he was opening in Northern Virginia. His wife called a house keeper and left a strange voice mail. Shortly before their death, someone ordered Domino's Pizza.  Apparently, Wint's DNA was left on some pizza crust which led to his arrest. (The crust may have been found outside the home in a dumpster.) While we may never know what thoughts haunted Wint, may we assume that he was mentally ill beyond the point of ever being allowed back in society?  Savvas Savopoulos was 46, his wife Amy 47 and their son Phillip, but a child.

Wint is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Texas Size Motorcycle Brawl Leave 9 Dead ~by Legal Pub

When rival motorcycle gangs clash over recruits and territory, it is likely to leave a bad mark.  A gang shooting happened in a Waco, Texas restaurant parking lot resulting in 9 death, 18 more wounded and 170 people arrested. At least five rival motorcycle gangs were involved in the carnage.

Brass knuckles, clubs, guns and motorcycle chains were all used at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill parking lot brawl.  The only saving grace is that no bystanders or police were apparently injured in the melee.  

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club was apparently one of the gangs involved in the brawl. The Bandidos and a few other gangs, including the Cossacks, apparently have not been getting along lately. The fight may have started with a shove but it ended in bloodshed. A fist fight became a knife fight which evolved into guns being fired.  Once the police became involved, it still took a few minutes for the situation to stabilize. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Jon Steindorf, Penn State Non Student ~by Legal Pub

The parents of 23 year-old Jon Steindorf thought their son was going to graduate from Penn State.  When they showed up for graduation, Jon was no where to be found.  Furthermore, they found that Jon had not finished his classes at PSU and thus was not going to graduate.   Message to Jon, call your parents.  Not graduating is the least of a parent's concern!

Jon's dad, Paul, just wants his son to call. So graduation will take a semester or two more.  Now days, parents understand.  Call your folks and move on with your life.  Centre Daily Times reports.