Tags » Courts

Man files complaint after St. Paul police use Taser in arrest

A 28-year-old man who St. Paul police subdued with a Taser in a downtown skyway in January says he filed a complaint Thursday and plans to sue the department. 569 more words


Rape myths and the law. Eye rolling to revolution.

On Tuesday, former judge Mary Jane Mowat said “rape conviction stats will not improve until women stop getting so drunk” . Surprisingly, for such a clearly intelligent woman, she missed out two key words. 675 more words

How the English court system works (?)

To save myself from having to write a blog today when all I want to do is sleep – the result of over three weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe – here is a blog about something which happened this week over ten years ago in England. 825 more words


Is Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional?

In a 33-page opinion, a federal judge in Tallahassee last week dismantled the arguments against same-sex marriage, declaring Florida’s ban unconstitutional.

One of the chief arguments supporting the ban – that the ability to procreate is a fundamental element of marriage – “blinks reality,” he wrote. 241 more words


Woman pleads 'not guilty' to charges of fatal attack at Metro Blue Line station

LOS ANGELES – A 24-year-old woman accused of fatally beating a 65-year-old man at a Metro Blue Line station was charged with murder on Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. 243 more words

Los Angeles County

Kelowna man sentenced to jail for causing fatal traffic crash

KELOWNA – A Kelowna man has been handed a 15 month jail sentence, one year probation and banned from driving for two years for causing a fatal traffic crash at a Highway 97 intersection. 152 more words


Married To The Mob No More: VH1 Reality Star Alicia DiMichele Can’t Associate With Known Mobsters, & More, As Conditions Of Her Probation

Alicia DiMichele, of Mob Wives fame, will have to avoid being just that — at least until 2018, as the embattled reality star Tuesday was officially barred from contact with anyone linked to organized crime in accordance with her four-year probation on an… 204 more words

Celebrity Justice