Category Archives: Law & Courts

July 22, 2017

Metro police raid 3 businesses in human trafficking, prostitution investigation

“There would be vanloads of girls coming each month,” he said. “It would be a whole different shipment. They would leave and then another would come and then it looked like the girls would get younger and younger.”

Police raided three Nashville businesses they say have been serving as fronts for prostitution for several months.

Metro investigators are also looking into a potential link to human trafficking.

The raids took place at Shine Nails on Elm Hill Pike, Blue Sapphire on Donelson Pike, and Healing Arts Massage on Old Hickory Boulevard.

Authorities credit nearby business owners and the public for calling in tips that led to the investigation, which began in April.

“I would hear young girls screaming at night,” said one man who works near Healing Arts Massage but wanted to remain anonymous. “It sounded like someone getting tortured.”

The man says he would also see suspicious activity during the day.

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The Ugly Reality of the OJ Simpson Story: Granted Parole – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

In a move which has already provoked significant controversy, OJ Simpson has been granted parole and will be released from prison before the end of the year. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the history of the OJ Simpson controversy, including the infamous murder trial, impact on race relations, in-group preferences and the the breakdown in the rule of law.

23-year-old woman caught with $2M worth of crystal meth

In a later interview, she told police this was not her first meth delivery. In late June she made a delivery to Carrollton.

Austin police arrested a woman who they say was on her way to Dallas with $2 million worth of crystal meth.

Officers reportedly stopped 23-year-old Seline Lizbeth Ayala of Laredo for going too fast on Interstate 35 on July 12.

They said she started acting suspicious so they called in a drug dog to search her vehicle. The K-9 found about 75 pounds of liquid crystal methamphetamine hidden inside several large white “Purple Power” degreaser jugs, police said.

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July 21, 2017

Feds arrest Muslim doctors in one of largest Medicare fraud schemes in Detroit history (Video)

“If he was ever arrested, he would have a plane ready to take him outside the United States,” Foster said. “(Rashid) also stated to this witness that he has storage units full of cash that are maintained in others’ names.”

A lavish 10,000-square-foot $6.8 million home under construction and golf trips by private jet are just a few of the luxuries enjoyed by Mashiyat Rashid, the ringleader of what is being described as one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in Detroit history.

Rashid, 37, who came to the United States from Bangladesh when he was 3 years old, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and is married, with two young children. He is now facing up to life in federal prison for orchestrating a $132 million health care fraud conspiracy.

The Detroit News reported that the scheme has been going on since 2008 and involves a “web of companies controlled by Rashid,” along with six other individuals.

Charges against them include recruiting homeless people as patients, sending fraudulent claims to Medicare, giving unnecessary back injections to drug addicts, and prescribing pain medications that were then sold on the streets.

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CA bill to make criminals out of those refusing to use transgender pronouns

According to the text of SB 219, titled the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, “it shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to…. willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.”

Last month, Canada passed a law that threatens anyone refusing to use transgender pronouns with fines and jail time. Not to be outdone, a state senator from San Francisco has a similar proposal, SB 219, here in California nearing final approval that is getting almost no attention.

Greg Burt, with the California Family Council, testified against SB 219 last Tuesday, a bill that will inflict fines and jail time on any long-term care employee who refuses to use transgender pronouns. Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1000, with a jail term of up to a year.

“How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others,” Burt asked members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee during his testimony. “Compelled speech is not free speech. Can the government compel a newspaper to use certain pronouns that aren’t even in the dictionary? Of course not, or is that coming next?”

According to the text of SB 219, titled the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, “it shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to…. willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.”

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Illegal Alien Gives Birth in Restaurant Bathroom; Arrested for Allegedly Putting Baby in Trash

Two illegal aliens working for a South Carolina restaurant were arrested after one allegedly gave birth in the cafe’s restroom, then put the child in a trash can.

Police in Greenville, South Carolina, arrested 18-year-old Estela Ruiz-Gomez after she gave birth in the La Parrilla restaurant on July 12. Police charge that Ruiz-Gomez threw the baby into the trash after birth, thereby causing the newborn’s death. The baby’s grandmother, Lorenza Gomez Rodriguez, accused of helping to conceal the crime.

Investigators found that an employee was dragging the restroom trash bag along the pavement outside the building. The bag ripped, and the baby’s body tumbled out onto the driveway, according to Fox Carolina.

Authorities were alerted to the incident when the child’s father learned of what happened, retrieved the baby’s body, and called an ambulance. The man also works at the restaurant, police reported.

According to Greenville Online, first responders found that the baby had a heartbeat when they first arrived. Despite being rushed to the hospital, however, the child was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner report could not find any obvious cause of death. There were no defects or illnesses, and the baby would likely have lived but for being thrown in the trash, officials said.

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July 20, 2017

Yelling ‘I hate white people’ and punching one isn’t a hate crime, Canadian judge rules

“I still get angry when I think about it,” she said. “I don’t understand why this woman did this. I never did anything to her. Never even spoke to her.”

Tamara Crowchief may have yelled “I hate white people” as she carried out a violent assault on a white person, but that doesn’t mean her attack was racially motivated, a Canadian judge has ruled.

The attack occurred outside a pub in Calgary, Canada, on Nov. 1, according to the Calgary Herald. Crowchief’s victim, identified as Lydia White, lost a tooth in the assault, the paper reported.

Prosecutor Karuna Ramakrishnan had tried to put Crowchief behind bars for 12 to 15 months by arguing that the indigenous woman’s “unprovoked” actions represented a hate crime, the paper reported. But Judge Harry Van Harten of the provincial court strongly disagreed.

“The offender said, ‘I hate white people’ and threw a punch,” Van Harten told those gathered in the court during his ruling. “There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or whether . . . she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why this assault was aimed at this victim. I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that this offense was, even in part, motivated by racial bias.”

The Calgary Herald reported that the attack happened suddenly and without warning.

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ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities

The 30-year immigration agency veteran also said he has gotten a green light to hire 10,000 new immigration agents, who will work to arrest illegal criminals sheltered in sanctuary cities.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan on Tuesday said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities.

Homan told Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he plans to address “ludicrous” sanctuary cities.

“In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law,” Homan told the publication. “What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business.”

“We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do,” Homan continued. “But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”

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July 19, 2017

Federal grand jury indicts Baltimore police officers on additional robbery charges (Video)

In February, seven officers in the task force – the entirety of the unit — were indicted on federal racketeering charges.

A federal racketeering case against officers in an elite unit of the Baltimore Police Department deepened Thursday with a new indictment alleging three of them robbed civilians of more than $280,000 over five years.

The three veteran officers from the Gun Trace Task Force also plotted to sell drugs they confiscated during arrests and forged reports to cover their tracks, federal prosecutors said.

A grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday bringing additional robbery charges against Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, 37; Detective Daniel Hersl, 48; and Detective Marcus Taylor, 30.

Jenkins is due in court Friday and will plead not guilty, his attorney Steven Levin said. Attorneys for Hersl and Taylor did not return messages Thursday.

The grand jury also indicted two civilians with impersonating police officers to commit an armed robbery while a detective from the gun unit served as a lookout. Thomas Finnegan, 38, of Easton, Pa., and David Rahim, 41, of Baltimore, are charged with conspiracy and robbery.

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July 18, 2017

Massive chase between drug cartels and Texas officials resembles Hollywood movie

The incident left two Coahuila police officers from the initial investigative unit injured and six officers with Fuerza Coahuila were wounded in a crash during the high-speed chase.

In a scene straight out of a movie, two gunmen from a Mexican drug cartel crossed the U.S. border twice in their efforts to flee from Mexican authorities, using their truck to ram through security barriers.

An article published by Breitbart on Friday stated, “The violence began overnight near the rural community of Nava, Coahuila, when authorities received information about two gunmen riding in a late-model white Toyota Tundra.”

The Mexican fugitives were able to cross into Eagle Pass, Texas through International Bridge #2 by driving straight through the security checkpoints. Shortly thereafter, they crossed back into Mexico via a second bridge that was closed at the time by ramming the truck through security barriers.

The chase involved Texas police officers when they saw the truck driving along Boulevard Carranza near the intersection with Airport Boulevard in the border city of Piedras Negras. Officers attempted to pull the gunmen over, but a high-speed chase ensued after they were shot at.

The gunmen arrived at the main plaza in Piedras Negras, called the Plaza de Las Culturas, and again fired on police before arriving at the International Bridge #2. The gunmen then rammed their way through other vehicles and barriers as they drove in the inbound lanes of Mexican Customs to reach the U.S. side of the bridge.

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