Crime

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports: Mark Ponder, 56, admitted Friday to striking three police officers with a pole during the melee outside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, hitting one of them so hard that the impact shattered the officer’s riot shield. Ponder emerged seconds later, having “re-armed himself with a new, thicker pole that was colored with red, white, and …

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Florida Cops Release Video From Weed-Laced Wedding

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office has released body cam video showing the questioning of two newlyweds after their wedding guests fell ill from cannabis-laced food last February. The sheriff’s office said that it was called to the The Springs Clubhouse in Longwood on Feb. 19 after several guests fell ill from the food. In total, …

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Man At Center Of GOP Election Fraud Case Dies

The Associated Press reports: Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election, has died. His daughter, Andrea Dowless Heverly, wrote that her father “passed away peacefully” Sunday morning, according to a social media post. The political operative was set to go on trial this summer on …

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Mother And Daughter Pair Sentenced In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A mother who took a bus from Connecticut to attend Donald Trump’s rally with her daughter on Jan. 6 and ended up joining the riotous crowd that breached the Capitol building will spend five weekends in jail, while her daughter will be kept in home confinement. Carla Krzywicki, 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, 57, pleaded …

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Police: Brutal Beating That Left Florida Gay Man Blind Came Because Victim Was Dating Family’s Son [VIDEO]

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Members of a Ukrainian refugee family appeared in a South Florida courtroom on Wednesday. That’s where they are facing hate crime and attempted murder charges for an alleged family ambush. Police say Oleh Makarenko was in a nine-month homosexual relationship, which would end with his lover being beaten so badly by Makarenko’s family that the …

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Cops: Florida Bride Laced Wedding Food With Weed

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Two Florida women face felony charges after being accused of lacing food with marijuana at a wedding. Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a wedding around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at The Springs Clubhouse in Longwood. There, Danya “Shea” Glenny, 42, was getting married with about 30 to 40 guests in attendance. …

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SC Supreme Court Delays First Firing Squad Execution

Greenville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay halting the state from carrying out plans for its first-ever firing squad execution. Wednesday’s order by the state’s high court temporarily halts a scheduled April 29 execution of inmate Richard Moore. The court order said a more detailed order will follow. Moore’s attorneys had asked …

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FL Cultist Pleads Guilty Of Threat To Murder Ilhan Omar

From the Justice Department: A Florida man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to threatening a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg for the Middle District of Florida made the announcement. On April 19, David Hannon, 67, of Sarasota, entered …

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Convicted GOP Rep Spent $1M In Campaign Donations To Defend Himself Against Campaign Donation Charges

The Daily Beast reports: A federal disclosure submitted last week shows the Fortenberry campaign chucking nearly a million dollars into a legal sea over the first three months of the year, about $100,000 more than it had in the bank to begin with. The vast majority of that money vanished into costs associated with the Republican’s failed legal defense, including …

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GOP Mayor Avoids Prison On Revenge Porn Charges

CBS News reports: A former Maryland mayor who admitted to posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Reddit will not have to spend time behind bars under a plea deal announced by the state prosecutor’s office on Monday. Former Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing revenge porn online and was sentenced to a year and …

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Gay Porn Proud Boy Calls Arrest “Political Witch Hunt”

The British tabloid The Sun reports: A porn star and Iraq war veteran has blasted what he calls a “political witch hunt” after his arrest over the Capitol riot. Steven Miles – known by his stage name Sergeant Miles – told The Sun he is innocent after he was accused of shoving and trying to punch police officers. According to …

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LGBTQ Activist Ed Buck Gets 30 Years In Drug Deaths

CBS News reports: Even after two men were found dead in his California apartment, Ed Buck did not stop injecting gay men with walloping doses of methamphetamine. Federal prosecutors said Buck’s unrelenting fervor to satisfy a fetish by preying on vulnerable men, often young and Black, is reason enough to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. …

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DOJ Announces Arrest In Arson Of Brooklyn LGBTQ Bar

From the Justice Department: A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging John Lhota with the April 3, 2022 arson of Rash, a bar and nightclub in Bushwick frequented by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Lhota was arrested yesterday and will make his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann. Breon …

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Capitol Rioter Who Blamed Trump Found Guilty By Jury

NBC News reports: A Donald Trump supporter who told jurors that he was “following presidential orders” when he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was found guilty on Thursday after he admitted that he stole a coat rack and a bottle of liquor from the building. Dustin Thompson, a 38-year-old Ohio man, testified during his trial that he got …

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Florida Man Charged With Assaulting Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports: Stacking up the ever-growing number of Jan. 6-related assault cases, federal prosecutors arrested and charged a Florida man with pushing police officers and driving a wooden plank through a window of a Senate wing door. Steven Miles, a 39-year-old from Zephyrhills, was arrested on Tuesday. The FBI says that a brown-bearded Miles arrived at the Capitol …

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Man Gets Three Years In Attempt To Crash Train Into Navy Hospital Ship In Order To Prove QAnon Claims

Courthouse News Service reports: A train engineer was sentenced to three years in prison for intentionally derailing a train near a Navy hospital ship in San Pedro, California, because he believed it was part of a government conspiracy to get rid of healthy, open-minded people. Eduardo Moreno, 46, pleaded guilty this past December to having committed a terrorist attack against …

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Lawsuit: Tennessee Ex-Cop “Forcibly Baptized” Woman After Pulling Her Over To Search For Drugs [VIDEO]

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports: A U.S. District Court judge gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit against a former Hamilton County deputy accused of baptizing a woman against her will after a 2019 traffic stop. In addition to ruling that the suit against Daniel Wilkey, 28, may proceed, Tennessee Eastern District Court Judge Travis R. McDonough ruled that several …

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Rioter’s Lawyer To Jury: Trump “Authorized” The Attack

The Associated Press reports: Dustin Byron Thompson, an Ohio man charged with stealing a coat rack from the Capitol, doesn’t deny that he joined the mob on Jan. 6, 2021. But his lawyer vowed Tuesday to show that Trump abused his power to “authorize” the attack. Describing Trump as a man without scruples or integrity, defense attorney Samuel Shamansky said …

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Notorious Riot Suspect Rejects 70-87 Months Plea Deal

Law & Crime reports: Richard “Bigo” Barnett became one of the faces of the incursion at the Capitol when he was pictured sitting in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) with one boot-clad foot resting firmly on her desk. He allegedly took an envelope from her desk but left behind a quarter. He left behind a note that …

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Three FL Family Members Face Life In Alleged Hate Crime Beating That Left Gay Man Permanently Blinded

The Miami Herald reports: Three family members have been charged with a hate crime after kidnapping and beating a gay man so severely that he was permanently blinded, Broward County prosecutors said Tuesday. Two parents and their son [photos above] were formally charged Tuesday on counts of first-degree attempted murder, burglary with battery and kidnapping “with prejudice” — all charges …

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