Central park five The Central park five were 4 black men and 1 man of hispanic decent. The attack they were tried for happened on April 19, 1989 it was for the assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili. Trisha Meili was in coma for 12 days and suffered severe hypothermia, severe brain damage, She lost 75-80% of her blood from the five stab wounds and gashes on her thy. Meili was a 28 year old investment banker at the time of the attack. The 5 men arrested for the attack spent between 6 and 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit.
Fifty-six year-old Stuart Maynard Clark was arrested for beating and robbing a 83 year-old woman. The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015. The woman told police officers that she woke up to find Clark punching her and demanding money. The woman fought back by hitting Clark with a cane and kicking him in the groin area. Clark stole the woman 's wallet, which reportedly had over $800 in cash.
Collin J. Marshall, 19, of Walpole, faces four counts of class E theft by deception in connection with an incident on March 1 and three previous incidents. Matthew Kinney, 32, of Damariscotta, faces a charge of class E theft by unauthorized taking or transfer in connection with an incident on March 5. Peter E. Townsend, 32, of Boothbay Harbor, faces a single count each of class E theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and class E violation of condition of release in connection with an incident on March 7. Townsend also faces charges of burglary of a motor vehicle and domestic violence assault in connection with incidents in Damariscotta on March 2. Warlick and Officers Jim Dotson, Erick Halpin, and Kyle Sylvester were the investigating officers.
Is it fair that an African American man is sentenced up to life in prison for possession of drugs when Brock Turner is sentenced to only 14 years, later to be reduced to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious women. The judiciary system are believed to have a high african american incarceration rate as a result of discrimination. At a presidential debate on Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama said that “Blacks and whites are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, and receive very different sentences… for the same crime.” Hillary Clinton said the “disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more african americans proportionately than whites.” An 18 year old first time offender caught with less than two ounces of cocaine received a 10 year sentence. A 46 year old father of three who sold some of his painkillers to someone he thought was his friend, received a 25 year sentence. In 2006 37.5% of all state and federal prisoners were black.
They currently have more than 30,000 members worldwide and play a large role in the puerto rican drug trade. (prisonoffenders.com) After the brutal murder of Carlos Torres-Irriarte in 1980, Ñeta leaders reorganized the gang 's constitution and discarded many of its original rules. Members were now required to deal narcotics for the gang and smuggle drugs into prison. (prisonoffenders.com) This creates a form of respect and fear from other gang members and correctional officers as the Ñetas have power and overall numbers, thousands of Ñeta members were paroled, causing the organization to take control of the drug and prostitution trade in several New York districts. The violent gang is involved in high intensity drug dealing, firearms and explosives trafficking, murder and robbery.
On February 12,2016 Pamela Brown and MaryLynn Ryan gave an updates report on the FBIs prison investigation. After a two year extensive undercover investigation The FBI raids nine Georgia state prisons and was able to capture 46 present and former corrections officers in a sting. The covert operation ran down ahead of schedule Thursday with attacks by FBI at the detainment facilities. The prosecutions uncovered "stunning defilement inside of Georgia Department of Corrections foundations," said John Horn, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Among those captured were five individuals from a first class squad went for beating down medication managing in jail, called the Cobra unit.
Heading: - Strickland v. Washington 466 US 668 (1984) II. Facts & Procedural History - In September 1976, during the course of ten days, the respondent, Strickland, planned and committed three groups of crimes, including three brutal stabbing murders, torture, kidnapping, severe assaults, attempted murders, attempted extortion, and theft. His two accomplices were arrested, and the respondent surrendered to police. He provided a voluntary statement and confessed to the third murder. He was indicted by the State of Florida for kidnapping and murder and was appointed an experienced criminal attorney to represent him.
MILLERSBURG — A Millersburg woman recently admitted to selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with local law enforcement. Corrine Simpson, 27, of 261 N. Washington St., pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to aggravated trafficking in meth, possession of meth and two counts of child endangering. Sentencing is scheduled for March 2, at which time Simpson, currently free on bond, faces up to 2 1/2 years in prison and one year in jail. The charges stem from incidents occurring on July 24. That 's when Simpson reportedly sold, for $50, about half a gram of meth to a confidential informant who had gone to her home, according to LEAD Task Force Commander Joe Mullet, who said at the time of the alleged transaction,
Will Allen a former Miami Dolphins cornerback was charged by the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for running a $32 million Ponzi scheme involving professional athletes. Allen and his co-conspirator Susan Daub were indicted on 12 counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of identity theft. Allen and Daub were also charged with money laundering, four counts for Allen and one for Daub. The scheme involved a private lending firm managed by Allen and Daub and used to advertise private short-term loans to professional athletes. The loans ranged from $75,000 to $600,000 with a 12 month term.
According to Jeremy Gorner and Tony Briscoe, Contact Reporters for The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Fire Department arrested two alleged gang members for drug charges over the weekend. This was in response to 74 heroin overdose cases in the past 72 hours last week. The arrests were made after the Chicago police and U.S Drug Enforcement Administration searched the West side to find the source of the bad batch of drugs. Prosecutors stated Alfonzo Sylvester, 24, and Mario Wofford, 26, sold an undercover Chicago police officer “$720 worth of heroin on the West side on Friday.” Wofford was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver and had a set bond at “10,000” on the drug charge due to no violent history of crime. Cook County
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr, a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for an illegal switchblade. While being transported to the local police station, in a police van, Gray fell into a state of "extreme lethargy" and was taken to a trauma center. Gray passed on April 19, 2015; his demise was due to injuries to his spinal rope. On April 21, 2015, pending an examination of the occurrence, six Baltimore cops were incidentally suspended with pay. The six officers accused of Gray 's death are Caesar Goodman, Garret Miller, Edward Nero, William Porter, Lieutenant Brian Rice and Sargent Alicia White.