Pujols Swinging for the Fences

In the present baseball climate, scrutiny and finger pointing has become the norm.

Pujols looking to him where it hurts..

Pujols looking to him where it hurts..

Personalities and figures are cavalierly levying unfounded assertions of baseball players.  Fear not though, these libelous accusations are not being met without legal recourse. These past two weeks we have seen Alex Rodriguez take action against the MLB and more recently Major League Superstar Albert Pujols take action against a St. Louis Radio personality.

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TSA Performs Patdown on 3 Year Old Girl in a Wheelchair on Her Way to Disney World

Two By Two by Flickr user ARTS, licensed by Creative Commons

            Airport Security

On February 9th, TSA agents at the St. Louis airport detained Lucy Forck as she and her family were boarding a flight for Orlando, FL.  Lucy has spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.  Lucy, and her parents, Nathan and Annie Forck, along with her two siblings, cleared the TSA checkpoint without incident.  However, as they were at the gate ready to board, a TSA agent pulled Lucy aside for additional screening measures.  They wanted to pat her down.  According to Nathan Forck, the TSA agents told him they were singling her out for this additional screening because she’s in a wheelchair. They said they are specifically targeting disabled people for this special scrutiny.

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The Sweet Taste of Freedom… And Revenge

Lotion! by Flickr user Griff69, licensed by Creative CommonsIt puts the lotion on!

 

On August 20th a St. Louis teen tasted freedom for the first time in 3 long years.  She has allegedly been held captive in the Belleville, Illinois home of Steven Johnson since April 2009.  The teen has told investigators that while trapped in Johnson’s house she endured daily beatings and sexual assaults which led to her becoming pregnant with Johnson’s child.  The teen also claimed that she was forced at gunpoint by Johnson to stay in the house.  A SWAT team invaded the house and arrested Johnson and his mother.  While rading the house, the SWAT team found a gun as well as large amounts of Marijuana and Cocaine.  Steven Johnson has been charged with a felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, illegal possession of a deadly weapon, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, and promotion of prostitution.