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Philly Mother Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Philly Mother Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

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Shaneen Allen is a young mother from Philadelphia. Allen was charged with gun infractions following a traffic stop in New Jersey. She legally carries the gun in Pennsylvania and is hoping to catch leniency from the New Jersey judge who hears her case, according to Fox News.

Allen is facing up to three years in prison and she said she is “very much worried” when speaking to Fox News about her future. She has two sons; Niaire, who is 10 and Sincere, who is 3. She was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. She had her .380 Bersa Thunder handgun with her when pulled over in New Jersey’s Atlantic County back on October 1. She was pulled over for making an unsafe lane change. She also had hollow-point bullets in her possession.

“I’m very much worried because I have two kids who depend on me,” Allen said. “And I’m doing this all by myself. It’s just me.”

She has no previous criminal record. She said she purchased the gun legally one week before her arrest. She was on her way to Atlantic City, New Jersey early in the morning to prepare for her son’s birthday party, which was taking place in the city three days later.

“I was bringing a cake and the dog to the hotel room to surprise him,” she said. “That’s what I was doing out there and I got pulled over at 1 in the morning because I was sleepy and I swerved.”

After she was robbed twice in the past year, Allen decided to purchase the gun to protect herself. She told Fox News she has never even fired it.

“It’s definitely a freak thing,” she said. “I was trying to do a good thing and it turned out so bad — and just like that. I don’t know how to explain it, I really don’t.”

Allen said that she informed the officer she had a gun in her 2007 Chevrolet sedan when the officer approached the car. She also told the officer she had a concealed carry permit in Pennsylvania.

“The officer knew there was a gun there, she was completely honest and open,” her attorney, Evan Nappen, said. “There are no aggravating factors in this case; she’s a single mom of two, working in the medical field who was robbed twice and that’s what inspired her to get a gun license in the first place.”

Nappen said there is a possibility that a jury could invoke jury nullification. This is when the jury will acquit a defendant who is technically guilty, but should not be punished for their crime.

“I wish I was more aware of the law,” she said. “And to anyone out there looking to purchase a firearm, know the law. I didn’t even get the chance to understand the laws. I only had it [the gun] a week.”

A pre-trial conference is slated for August 5 in Allen’s case.

“I just want people to know that if you look at it through my eyes, mistakes happen,” Allen said. “I just hope that everything turns out OK for me and my kids because I’m all they have.”

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Posted by on July 18, 2014. Filed under Crime,Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Arkansas Has Failure to Vacate Law for Tenants

Arkansas Has Failure to Vacate Law for Tenants

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The state of Arkansas is the only state left in the country that does not require its landlords to maintain their properties or make repairs when needed. This makes it very hard on tenants in the state. Arkansas is also the only state in the country that will fine, prosecute and jail tenants who do not pay their rent on-time.

 

Within the state of Arkansas, more than 2,000 people are are charged under the Arkansas Failure to Vacate Law each year. The law in Arkansas was passed at the start of the last century as an easy way to evict tenants who did not pay their rent. The eviction process can be initiated by a tenant if the rent is even one day late and tenants have just 10 days to vacate the property.

Fines can be up to $100 per day that the tenant stays in the property and up to 90 days in jail for not adhering to the eviction notice. Tenants in Arkansas are required to pay rent even if their tenants do not make repairs or upgrades to the property where they are living. The state is the second poorest in the country and 18 percent of residents who are below the poverty line are finding themselves in the criminal justice system for Failure to Vacate.

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Posted by on June 27, 2014. Filed under Breaking News,Crime. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Failure to Vacate Law Still Active in Arkansas

Failure to Vacate Law Still Active in Arkansas

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The state of Arkansas is the only state left in the country that does not require its landlords to maintain their properties or make repairs when needed. This makes it very hard on tenants in the state. Arkansas is also the only state in the country that will fine, prosecute and jail tenants who do not pay their rent on-time.

 

Within the state of Arkansas, more than 2,000 people are are charged under the Arkansas Failure to Vacate Law each year. The law in Arkansas was passed at the start of the last century as an easy way to evict tenants who did not pay their rent. The eviction process can be initiated by a tenant if the rent is even one day late and tenants have just 10 days to vacate the property.

Fines can be up to $100 per day that the tenant stays in the property and up to 90 days in jail for not adhering to the eviction notice. Tenants in Arkansas are required to pay rent even if their tenants do not make repairs or upgrades to the property where they are living. The state is the second poorest in the country and 18 percent of residents who are below the poverty line are finding themselves in the criminal justice system for Failure to Vacate.

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Video Discusses Failure to Vacate Law in Arkansas

Video Discusses Failure to Vacate Law in Arkansas

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The state of Arkansas is the only state left in the country that does not require its landlords to maintain their properties or make repairs when needed. This makes it very hard on tenants in the state. Arkansas is also the only state in the country that will fine, prosecute and jail tenants who do not pay their rent on-time.

 

Within the state of Arkansas, more than 2,000 people are are charged under the Arkansas Failure to Vacate Law each year. The law in Arkansas was passed at the start of the last century as an easy way to evict tenants who did not pay their rent. The eviction process can be initiated by a tenant if the rent is even one day late and tenants have just 10 days to vacate the property.

Fines can be up to $100 per day that the tenant stays in the property and up to 90 days in jail for not adhering to the eviction notice. Tenants in Arkansas are required to pay rent even if their tenants do not make repairs or upgrades to the property where they are living. The state is the second poorest in the country and 18 percent of residents who are below the poverty line are finding themselves in the criminal justice system for Failure to Vacate.

Take a look at the video in this post and leave your comments at the bottom of the page.

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Arkansas Has Failure to Vacate Law for Tenants

Arkansas Has Failure to Vacate Law for Tenants

Arkansas

 

The state of Arkansas is the only state left in the country that does not require its landlords to maintain their properties or make repairs when needed. This makes it very hard on tenants in the state. Arkansas is also the only state in the country that will fine, prosecute and jail tenants who do not pay their rent on-time.

 

Within the state of Arkansas, more than 2,000 people are are charged under the Arkansas Failure to Vacate Law each year. The law in Arkansas was passed at the start of the last century as an easy way to evict tenants who did not pay their rent. The eviction process can be initiated by a tenant if the rent is even one day late and tenants have just 10 days to vacate the property.

Fines can be up to $100 per day that the tenant stays in the property and up to 90 days in jail for not adhering to the eviction notice. Tenants in Arkansas are required to pay rent even if their tenants do not make repairs or upgrades to the property where they are living. The state is the second poorest in the country and 18 percent of residents who are below the poverty line are finding themselves in the criminal justice system for Failure to Vacate.

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Brandon Turell Sentenced and Ordered to Get a ‘Real Job’

Brandon Turell Sentenced and Ordered to Get a ‘Real Job’

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A 21-year-old man received his sentence for a vandalism spree back in 2012 and was told by a judge in Billings that he should replace his fast-food job with a ‘real job’ so he is able to pay restitution to his victims, according to The Billings Gazette.

 

Brandon Turell received 10 years in custody of the state department of corrections from District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh. He also received five years suspended in that sentence and was ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution.

Turell and a co-defendant, Caleb Channing Powers, shot out the windows of 100 vehicles and a house on December 11 and 12 in 2012 using a stolen BB gun.

Powers had already received his sentence in the case. Turell pled guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of theft, DUI and theft by accountability earlier this year.

“I’m very sorry for everything I’ve done,” Turell told the judge, according to The Billings Gazette. Turell told the judge he has been working at Burger King since getting out of jail on bail 18 months ago to begin paying back his victims.

“Why can’t you get a real job?” the judge asked.

Turell was told by the judge that he needs to get a ‘real job.’ He was identified as a suspect in the case when he was stopped for speeding at 2:30 a.m. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.112 percent. He was ordered into the custody of the Department of Corrections until 2018, when he turns 25.

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Judge Tells Billings Victim to Get a ‘Real Job’ During Sentencing

Judge Tells Billings Victim to Get a ‘Real Job’ During Sentencing

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A 21-year-old man received his sentence for a vandalism spree back in 2012 and was told by a judge in Billings that he should replace his fast-food job with a ‘real job’ so he is able to pay restitution to his victims, according to The Billings Gazette.

 

Brandon Turell received 10 years in custody of the state department of corrections from District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh. He also received five years suspended in that sentence and was ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution.

Turell and a co-defendant, Caleb Channing Powers, shot out the windows of 100 vehicles and a house on December 11 and 12 in 2012 using a stolen BB gun.

Powers had already received his sentence in the case. Turell pled guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of theft, DUI and theft by accountability earlier this year.

“I’m very sorry for everything I’ve done,” Turell told the judge, according to The Billings Gazette. Turell told the judge he has been working at Burger King since getting out of jail on bail 18 months ago to begin paying back his victims.

“Why can’t you get a real job?” the judge asked.

Turell was told by the judge that he needs to get a ‘real job.’ He was identified as a suspect in the case when he was stopped for speeding at 2:30 a.m. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.112 percent. He was ordered into the custody of the Department of Corrections until 2018, when he turns 25.

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Cyber Crime Causes $445 Billion in Losses Per Year

Cyber Crime Causes $445 Billion in Losses Per Year

 

The global economy loses $445 billion per year from cyber crime, according to the Bangor Daily News. Damage to businesses from stealing intellectual property comes in at $160 billion in losses due to hacking.

 

The report released on Monday came from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It states that cyber crime was a growing industry that damaged innovation, trade and competitiveness.

The study was sponsored by McAfee and it said the conservative estimate of losses comes in at $375 billion and the maximum estimate could hit $575 billion in losses.

“Cyber crime is a tax on innovation and slows the pace of global innovation by reducing the rate of return to innovators and investors,” Jim Lewis of CSIS said in a statement. “For developed countries, cyber crime has serious implications for employment.”

The study found that the largest economies in the world suffered the worst losses. The United States, Japan, China and Germany totaled $200 billion per year in losses.

There was $150 billion in losses tied to personal information, such as credit card data theft.

The report noted that some 40 million people in the United States have had their personal information stolen by hackers, which equates to 15 percent of the population. In Turkey, 54 million people were affected. Germany saw 16 million affected and China had more than 20 million affected.

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Posted by on June 9, 2014. Filed under Breaking News,Crime. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Texas Man Arrested for Setting Girlfriend on Fire

Texas Man Arrested for Setting Girlfriend on Fire

 

A man from Azle, Texas was arrested on Sunday night after he reportedly set his girlfriend on fire, according to KENS5.

 

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Morgan Upchurch on Sunday night after deputies were called by a neighbor.

When Upchurch was arrested, he reportedly told deputies the following:

“I think I know why y’all are here — because what I did to my girlfriend when I lost my mind.”

Officials from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim, 37, suffered burns to more than 30 percent of her body. She was taken to a Dallas hospital in critical condition with first-and-second-degree burns.

The victim was taken to the Harris Southwest Hospital by a neighbor. The neighbor also accused Upchurch of intentionally setting the woman on fire.

The man said he saw the victim run from the driveway of her home on Riverbend Street and screamed, “Mark set me on fire!”

“The neighbor told deputies he observed her skin peeling off and immediately drove her to the hospital for medical treatment,” the statement read.

A 2005 black Saturn was scorched on the inside and there were charred areas of the home’s yard, according to responding deputies. A propane torch and two gasoline containers were also found on the property. Upchurch has been charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. The victim’s name has not been released.

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Aaron Hernandez Indicted as Principle Shooter in 2012 Murder

Aaron Hernandez Indicted as Principle Shooter in 2012 Murder

 

 

On Thursday, former New England star Aaron Hernandez was indicted for a July 16, 2012 double slaying of two Boston men.

 

According to Suffolk County District Attorney, Daniel F. Conley, Hernandez is “the principle, the shooter, the person responsible for taking the two lives–the lives of the two victims.”

During a morning conference, Conley said Hernandez would be arraigned next week and that after a “chance encounter” in a Boston night club, Cure, the former Patriots tight end and fired a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver multiple times from the driver’s side into the passengers side of the victims’ vehicle.

Hernandez’s lawyers, Michael Fee and James Sultan were left messages by USA Today but were not immediately returned. Hernandez is also facing charges in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough, Mass. in 2013. In that case, Hernandez plead not guilty to Lloyd’s murder. He was arrested and charged last June 26 and is being held without bail.

According to USA TODAY SPORTS, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team had no comment on Thursday’s developments.

“For us this case was never about Aaron Hernandez and his notoriety, this case is about the victims, about accountability about getting justice” Conley said. “This was about two victims who were stalked, ambushed and senselessly murdered in the streets of the city they called home.”

In the indictments, it alleges three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Conley said the victims arrived at the Boston night club around 12:30, while Hernandez and another man entered the club at the same time. The encounter triggered a series of events that led to their death. It is possible other charges could be brought as the Grand Jury remains open.

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Unattended Bags Detonated at Finish Line of Boston Marathon

Unattended Bags Detonated at Finish Line of Boston Marathon

 

On Tuesday night, two loud bangs were heard at the Boston Marathon finish line at Boylston Street after ceremonies to mark the one-year anniversary of the bombings completed. The loud bangs came from bomb squads detonating suspicious backpacks left in the area, according to the New York Daily News.

 

A man walking down the street, without shoes on, was yelling “Boston Strong” and left one backpack close to 7 p.m. in the vicinity of last year’s bombing.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson, was taken into custody immediately. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax device and disturbing the peace.

A second bag left at the scene was also detonated, but it might have been left behind by someone else. The suspect was wearing all black clothes and black makeup. He told officers that he had a rice cooker in the bag.

Boylston Street was evacuated for several hours after Edson ran down the street and dropped the bag. The rice cooker was filled with confetti. The other unattended bag was filled with photography equipment.

Three people were killed and 260 were injured in the bombings at last year’s event. The marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 21 this year. A moment of silence was held across the country at 2:49 p.m. to mark the anniversary.

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Unattended Bags Detonated at Finish Line of Boston Marathon

Unattended Bags Detonated at Finish Line of Boston Marathon

 

On Tuesday night, two loud bangs were heard at the Boston Marathon finish line at Boylston Street after ceremonies to mark the one-year anniversary of the bombings completed. The loud bangs came from bomb squads detonating suspicious backpacks left in the area, according to the New York Daily News.

 

A man walking down the street, without shoes on, was yelling “Boston Strong” and left one backpack close to 7 p.m. in the vicinity of last year’s bombing.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson, was taken into custody immediately. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax device and disturbing the peace.

A second bag left at the scene was also detonated, but it might have been left behind by someone else. The suspect was wearing all black clothes and black makeup. He told officers that he had a rice cooker in the bag.

Boylston Street was evacuated for several hours after Edson ran down the street and dropped the bag. The rice cooker was filled with confetti. The other unattended bag was filled with photography equipment.

Three people were killed and 260 were injured in the bombings at last year’s event. The marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 21 this year. A moment of silence was held across the country at 2:49 p.m. to mark the anniversary.

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Longtime White Supremacist Arrested in Connection with Shooting Spree

Longtime White Supremacist Arrested in Connection with Shooting Spree

 

A longtime white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who is also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder according to USA Today. Frazier Glenn Cross, who is from rural Missouri, was arrested in connection with a shooting spree in Kansas that reportedly killed three people at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish retirement home, Village Shalom.

 

According to a report by USA Today, a TV news video shows the suspect yelling what appears to be “Heil Hitler!” from the backseat of a police car. Authorities also told reporters that Miller had shouted “Heil Hitler” numerous times during shooting and arrest.

In 1987, Miller was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after violating a court order prohibiting him from operating a paramilitary organization. In 1980 he founded the White Patriot Party, which developed from the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a local chapter.

Frazier Glenn Miller and three of his associates, Tony Wydra, Robert “Jack” Jackson, and Douglas Sheets were eventually arrested in 1987 in Ozark during a federal raid of a trailer where authorities found enough weapons “for a small army” after Miller had reportedly declared war on the U.S. government, according to Springfield Mo. News-Leader archives.

The authorities found guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, grenades, crossbows, police scanning radios and $14,800 in cash. According to the story, a demolition team from Fort Leonard Wood detonated a box that contained 20 pipe bombs. An affidavit for a search warrant for the trailer at the time told federal agents that Frazier Glenn Miller was planning on carrying out his declaration of war against federal judges and law enforcement officials.

A copy of his affidavit, mailed to the News-Leader at the time, listed a point system for killing various minorities and also government officials. Judges were among those worth the most points. Miller “planned on executing them with a variety of weapons, including firearms and crossbows,” the affidavit noted.

According to a News-Leader archive story, in September 1987 Frazier Glenn Miller pleaded guilty to a federal charge of mailing threatening communications and possessing automatic weapons.” Miller also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, served three years in prison.

Frazier Glenn Miller was named the only suspect for the shooting Kansas City that ended in the death of 3 people. Shootings occurred both at the Jewish Community Center and at retirement home Village Shalom nearby, both located in Overland Park.

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