Uh, what the??? Judge Mike Norman, from Muskogee, Oklahoma has decided on a different approach to sentencing criminals that come in his courtroom. Tyler Alred, 17, has taken a 10-year church sentence instead of prison for killing his friend and passenger, John Dum when he got in to an accident drunk driving. Included in his 10-year church sentence, he is also to graduate from high school and take alcohol and drug tests in order to defer this prison sentence. Dum’s family was actually happy to hear about this church sentence, since they believe that Tyler’s life should not be wasted in jail.
Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, a New York-based law firm settled claims for more than 10,000 first responders in the 9/11 tragedy and is now representing nine victims in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. The survivors are alleging negligence and a lack of sufficient security on behalf of Cinemark and the Century 16 Theater where the event occurred. Though it is the seventh lawsuit filed regarding the horrific July 20 events, it is unique in that its the first to specifically name employees. These employees include the owner, general manager, and manager of the theater. The nine victims are seeking millions of dollars in damages. Read More
I mean, Central Park was never safe after dark but now the danger has creeped up in the middle of the day. A 73 year old woman birdwatching off a path near Strawberry Fields was raped and robbed of her camera. The sick part about it is that this was not the first encounter that she had with this gentleman. Earlier in the week she spotted him in Central Park exposing himself. She took a picture to show authorities and would not delete it after he told her to. In retaliation to the photo bomb he found the 73 year old woman again in the park birdwatching. The rapist asked an alarming question, “Do you remember me?” before proceeding to beat and sexually assault the woman. Eric Ozawa found the woman and called the police after she informed him she had been raped. The man that sexually assaulted the woman was identified as in his 40’s, white, with a Russian or Ukrainian accent.