Prosecutors said the victim can be seen hunched over in a chair sleeping in the Emergency Room’s waiting area, where he was scheduled to see a doctor later that day. The video shows Lewelling approaching the victim as he is starting to wake up. When the man attempts to walk away, the deputy grabs the back of his collar, pulls him back into the seat and knocks his cane away.
“A few seconds later, he appears to grab the victim’s throat and begins to choke him. The battery continued, and the victim was then placed under arrest,” prosecutors said.
“The victim never raised his cane in a threatening manner,” they added.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A woman who reported an attack by her boyfriend Sunday morning thought she would have 12 hours to gather her belongings and get to a safe place before he was released from jail.
Instead, she again came face to face with Nashville contractor David A. Chase that morning and suffered a second beating, according to police and court records.
Now, a longtime Davidson County general sessions judge who intervened in the case says he regrets his role in helping free Chase after the first arrest.
This story has a connection to me, the woman who was assaulted (twice) by this asshole used to be our receptionist, so I know her. The boyfriend is VP of a big construction / development firm, building the new ball park in Nashville, and just got the contract for a luxury boutique hotel downtown.
Tennessee law stipulates a mandatory 12 hour cooling off hold for anybody arrested on domestic violence. He was arrested, released, beat her again, got arrested again, got released. By this time she had gotten away. She is safe now, some people I know are taking care of her, and she is thinking about moving away from this area.
Damn….. just DAMN!
Pakistan’s ISI bans entire TV channel. And a popular media host’s attempted murder remains a mystery.
Attention Mr. Snowden and Mr. Greenwald…here is REAL persecution from an actual Intelligence agency that REALLY DOES operate with literally no rules and with near complete authority and no oversight.
I would have to say, yes it should be. Its rather shocking that its still not illegal in the US
Is poking holes in a condom to produce a pregnancy a criminal act? Not in the U.S., though slipping someone a pill to induce abortion is. But anti-violence groups want the laws changed.
The stereotype of women sabotaging birth control to secure a wealthy man is so pervasive that it is an official topic of discussion during the NBA’s weeklong orientation program for rookie players. But according to reports, women are more likely to be victims of birth control sabotage than men. Surveys conducted by anti-violence groups of survivors of domestic abuse have found contraception sabotage to be so widespread that there’s now a term for it: reproductive coercion.
The issue gained newfound attention last month, when the Supreme Court of Canada heard the case of a man who was sentenced to jail time for admitting that he poked holes in condoms to get his girlfriend pregnant in an effort to keep her from ending their relationship. She ultimately terminated the resulting pregnancy, and though a judge ordered the boyfriend’s acquittal, a second trial determined he was guilty of sexual assault. According to legal experts in the United States, however, he would not be guilty of any crime south of the border, something those in the domestic violence community would like to see changed.
Graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Cairo, Egypt, depicting a woman fighting against sexual harassment. (c) Amnesty International
Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square.
When people find out that a woman has been sexually harassed and assaulted, their first reaction is “what was she wearing?”. They always lay the blame on the women themselves. I’ve witnessed this so many times.
It is not safe at all in Cairo for women and girls. Their freedom of movement is constantly constrained. Some avoid using the metro, and spend more money on taking taxis or multiple buses, simply to minimize the risk of harassment and assault. If women and girls complain about sexual harassment, people around them just try to calm them down, belittle their concerns or accuse them of unjustly pointing the fingers at harassers.
From the Washington Post:
Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) was seriously injured early Tuesday in an assault at his house in Bath County, west of Charlottesville. A second person inside the home was found dead, according to Virginia State Police.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Deeds was stabbed and critically injured and that the dead person is his son, Gus, who suffered a gunshot wound. The Washington Post could not confirm that Deeds’s son was the deceased victim.
Creigh Deeds was a gubernatorial Democratic candidate in 2009.
And an update:
BREAKING NEWS update, 12:14 p.m.: Virginia State Police said Sen. R. Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times and seriously injured at his home early Tuesday morning. His son, 24-year-old Gus Deeds, was fatally shot. Police are not searching for any suspects. This story will update shortly.
Let’s hope that “not searching for any suspects” is a typo.
Little boy star hires thugs. I hope the courts really spank him hard. And his guards should be investigated arrested (if true of course) for assault and brandishing a weapon.
It was about 4AM when Bieber and his protectors allegedly snatched Jeffrey Binion’s camera. A recording of the incident was made available to Gossip site TMZ, in which you can hear Bieber order his guards to “grab that camera!”
Binion can be heard pleading for the Biebs and his guardian angels to not destroy his camera, and the pop star complies. Though, he refuses to give Binion his “SIM card” back (wait, what? SIM card?!).
Binion has filed a lawsuit against Justin Bieber and his bodyguard, Hugo Hesny, claiming he was attacked (and even had a gun pulled on him), and that Bieber had masterminded the assault.
“Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people. Bieber’s violent behavior toward photographers must end, and he should take responsibility for his actions,” said Binion’s lawyer, Russell S. Adler.
A convicted felon and alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer, who was arrested for illegally stockpiling an arsenal of assault weapons, was tracking Jewish and African American community leaders in the Detroit area, FBI agents warned.
Richard Schmidt, 47, was legally forbidden from owning firearms, ammunition or body armor after his spending 13 years in prison for manslaughter. But that is exactly what an FBI Joint terrorism Task Force found when it searched his home in Toledo, Ohio and his sporting goods store in nearby Bowling Green.
“These weapons were found in a shopping mall,” Steven M. Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney in Cleveland, told the Daily News. “You have 40,000 rounds of ammunition, 18 firearms, body armor - obviously that is troubling because it begs the question ‘what does he want to do with it?’”
FBI agents also found Waffen-SS (Nazi military force) paraphernalia, a video of a National Socialist Movement meeting from 2005, a list of national Jewish-owned businesses and a notebook filled with names and addresses of community leaders in the Detroit area, reported Michael Isikoff of NBC News.
The parents of a 15-year-old California girl who took her own life after she was sexually abused and an explicit photo of the assault circulated among her classmates want the three boys who have been arrested in the case prosecuted as adults, a lawyer for the family says.
Authorities arrested the three 16-year-olds on suspicion of sexual battery against Audrie Pott, a Saratoga High School sophomore who hanged herself in September. The arrests this week shocked many in this prosperous Silicon Valley suburb of 30,000 as new details of the case emerged.
“We’re talking about, other than murdering someone, the highest degree of a crime you could possibly do, which is to violate them in the worst of ways…and then to effectively rub her face in it afterwards,” Robert Allard, the attorney representing the teenager’s mother, father and step-mother, said Friday.
The 20-year-old student accused in a stabbing rampage at a Texas college campus told investigators he had fantasies of killing people and had planned the attack, sheriff’s officials said late Tuesday.
Dylan Quick, 20, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the stabbings, said Donna Hawkins, an official with the Harris County Prosecutor’s Office.
“According to the statement the suspect voluntarily gave investigators, he has had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school,” a statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. “He also indicated that he has been planning this incident for some time.”
Quick used “a razor-type knife” to stab victims at the Lone Star College’s CyFair campus Tuesday, the sheriff office’s statement said.