Cablevision Sues Viacom in Fee Faux Pas

Television!, by flickr user *USB*, licensed by Creative Commons

   Some TV packages just don’t deliver

Two months after reaching an agreement, it looks like there’s already trouble in paradise.  Cablevision and Viacom are going to court over a packaging of low rated networks.  The issue here is obtaining access to juggernauts ratings such as Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central.  Cablevision must also support up to a dozen lesser-watched channels which hurt their overall brand.  The antitrust lawsuit could be a landmark decision going forward to monitor the way cable providers reach terms for packaged channels.  The case was filed in New York, stemming from a mutual contract agreed to over the winter.

Read more

Justice Department to Rule on Colorado & Washington Marijuana Legalization

Eric Holder Photo by Flickr User David Valdez

Attorney General Eric Hodler

In a recent speech to the National Association of Attorneys General, US Attorney General Eric Holder opened the floor to questions. The first question to be asked dealt with the the Colorado and Washington’s recent legalization of marijuana this past November.

Read more

Gilberto Valle On Trial For Murder And Rape Plot

This is an open suitcase by Flickr user emmamccleary, licensed by Creative Commons

  You never know what could be inside

Gilberto Valle’s sick and disturbing fetish is described by his defense lawyer Julia Gatto as a, “vibrant subculture of role playing.”  Gatto is taking an extreme angle defending Valle in his actions of using police databases to find, kidnap, rape, and cannibalize about 100 women.  They are resting on the mere fact that Valle never acted on his thoughts and how can you convict someone for simply talking and thinking about killing women.

Read more

Austin Sigg Tried For The Murder of Ten Year-Old Jessica Ridgeway

Zip Ties by Flickr user TheOneKidKyle, licensed by Creative Commons

Sigg used zip ties to bound Jessica’s hands and legs

I can’t say how I would feel after a kidnapping and murder but I am pretty sure that it was eating at Austin Sigg, 17 year-old from Golden, Colorado.  Colorado courts have ruled that there is enough evidence to prove Austin Sigg guilty for the murder of Jessica Ridgeway.

Read more

Utah Highway Patrol Fired Over False DUI Arrests

St. Patrick's Day Ride Along 2 by Flickr user JSmith Photo, licensed by Creative Commons

                            DUI Tests

Trooper of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah is now up against a lawsuit for false DUI charges for over 1500 people.  Lisa Steed had made over 400 arrests in 2009 beating out most of the state of Utah and receiving recognition from the state, but I guess she pulled a fast one over everyone’s heads.  Now, many who were arrested by the hands of Steed are coming forward to complain of the charges that were raised against them.

Read more