Monday, July 18, 2016

Gavin Eugene Long Just Another Loser ~by Legal Pub

Image for the news resultGavin Eugene Long is not a hero.  He is not a freedom fighter nor any person to be admired.  Mr. Long, you are not the alpha male you pretended to be.  You, the gunman in the deadly shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are just another loser begging for attention. Long perhaps used to be a hero.  He served as a marine in the middle east.  But since returning to the U.S., Long took a wrong turn.  Understandably, he was upset by allegations of unfair treatment of African Americans by police officers.  However; rather than peacefully air his views, he cowardly opened fire on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He killed three officers (including an African American officer) and wounded three other officers. Long was reportedly carrying a rifle and wearing all-black attire when he ambushed police.  Several videos within recent weeks discuss various police-involved shootings and demonstrate one thing, Long became a loser and sunk to the lowest common denominator
Long authored many angry posts on "Convos With Cosmo" prior to the shooting. Long describes himself as a "Freedom Strategist, Mental Game Coach, Nutritionist, Author and Spiritual Advisor" but instead, he should have simply admitted that he was a selfish loser seeking attention. He also listed organizations he may be affiliated with -- including the Nation of Islam ( he claimed membership), Floyd Mayweather's The Money Team (hat) and terror groups like ISIS.  Yet he concludes: "I thought my own stuff; I made my own decisions; I'm the one who gotta listen to the judgment." 
Spoken like a true loser who would prefer anarchy to the rule of law.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Beau Solomon Killed by 40 Year-old Homeless Man in Italy? ~by Legal Pub

Justice can be swift in Italy.  But is it always just?  Massimo
Galioto, a 40 year-old homeless Italian man, was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering 19-year-old Beau Solomon. While this is potentially a swift response to a genuine fear of American's traveling abroad, is Galioto really the killer? 
To be clear, Massimo Galioto, is only being held for questioning concerning a suspicion of aggravated homicide.   Solomon, from Wisconsin, was found dead tangled in vegetation in the Tiber River three days after he went missing. The 19 year old student was suppose to start a study program at John Cabot University, in the central Trastevere district.

Solomon had apparently been drinking Thursday night and was last seen leaving a pub early Friday morning. A check of Solomon's credit card revealed that several hundred dollars of unauthorized charges had been made in a city several hundred miles away.  Such credit card activity seems unlikely to be attributed to a homeless man.  

So what will the questioning reveal?  Will there be a short but real answer to the "who done it" or will Italian law enforcement sweep this matter under the rug?

Massimo Galioto is to be presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Deonte Carraway Faces Serious Charges of Involving Filming of Children ~by Legal Pub

A former Maryland teaching assistant (aide), Deonte Carraway, has been indicted on 270 child sex charges that include filming videos of students at an elementary school. The twenty two year-old resident of Glenarden, Maryland faces serious charges after an indictment by a grand jury.  Carraway was a teaching assistant and former church choir director which may add to the serious nature of the allegations since prosecutors and grand juries tend to look down upon people in positions of authority who appear to inappropriately interact with children.

Carraway, must now defend himself against charges of sexual abuse of a minor, sex offenses and child pornography.  The charges appear to arise out of actions allegedly involving students from Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School.  The alleged actions apparently occurred both on and off school property. Carraway had worked there as an aide and then a volunteer until his arrest. Sixty or more videos may exist where minors were involved. Police became involved after one of the children’s parents discovered pornographic images on his phone.

Carraway, has plead not guilty to federal charges in March.  He is now held in jail without bond. Carraway is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Omar Mateen Demonstrates the Need To Require Mental Competency Exams For Gun Licenses ~by Legal Pub

The country needs leadership.  True leadership.  A leader who will address the issues and not be ashamed to admit he or she made a mistake.  This need for leadership in the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy has never been more clear. Leadership needs to identify the Omar Mateens of the world and get them in mental hospitals before they murder innocent people.  Lack of leadership with a clear plan to identify dangerous radical nut cases is to blame for Omar Mateen shooting up a popular gay nightclub which resulted in 49 people dead and another 53 wounded. Prior to spraying bullets, this mentally ill nut case called 911 and pledged his support to the Islamic State.

How does anyone get an assault rifle and a pistol into a club?  More importantly, why shouldn't gun owners be required to submit to a mental examination every three years as part of a licensing requirement?  Why should it be easier to purchase and own a gun than it is to drive a commercial motor vehicle?

Terrorism does not exist in the absence of mental illness.  No sane person of any religion believes that unjustly taking another's life will win him bonus points in the after life. Mateen, 29,  had been previously been investigated by the F.B.I.  Why didn't they see that this individual was troubled?  Matteen's father, Seddique Mir Mateen and his mother are both from Afghanistan; however, Matteen was born in New York. Mateen apparently had a wife and a child.  He was educated and was employed as a security guard.  But his wife allegedly left him because he was not right in the head. In short, he was nuts and unworthy of gun ownership.  

Politicians take heed, a leader leads and is not afraid to admit when he or she makes mistakes.  A true advocate will promulgate laws that require periodic mental examinations in order to obtain and maintain a license to own a firearm.

Slide Sho A. Lee Bentley, the United States attorney for Central Florida, said the investigators had collected a large amount of electronic and criminal evidence and were trying to determine whether Mr. Mateen acted alone.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Teresa Vanover Prostitutes Disabled Children to Support Drug Addiction? ~by Legal Pub

Don't believe that drug addiction is a powerful disease?  Why else would a parent go to such disgusting lengths to support a habit? Teresa Vanover, age 52, has plead guilty to 48 charges related to prostitution in Rockingham County Superior Court.  What makes this case disgusting is that this Eden woman allegedly committed child abuse by allowing her disabled minor child to have sex for hire with older men.  Specially, there were 24 counts of child abuse by prostitution and 24 counts of promoting prostitution with a minor with a disability!
The alleged acts apparently took place at Woodall's Barber Shop in Eden, North Carolina. It allegedly involved one or more of Vanover's disabled children. Besides the criminal charges, a December of 2015 civil suit was also filed on behalf of the mentally disabled girls allegedly sold into prostitution.  The lawsuit alleges that the children (now age 17 and age 15) need long-term medical and psychiatric attention for repeated sexual abuse.  Attorney Sam McGee of Charlotte is representing the girls in the civil lawsuit. 
In court, Vanover attempted to explain that her offensive behavior occurred inorder to support her drug addiction. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Tersa Vanover was sentenced to six and a half to thirteen years in prison for two counts of child abuse by prostitution. In addition, Vanover was sentenced to six and a half to thirteen years for one count of promoting prostitution with a minor with a disability. Remaining counts were consolidating into a consecutive sentence of six and a half to thirteen years. 
Everette Ferris Jr., 67, was also sentenced to jail time and three years of probation for six counts of patronizing a prostitute with mental disability and indecent liberties with a child. Donnie Ray Carter, 65, is charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a minor, one count of patronizing a prostitute and two counts of first-degree statutory sex offense.  Mickey Dale Snow, 75, is also charged with  six counts of statutory rape and six counts of patronizing a prostitute who is mentally disabled. in the same case.  
Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer told Fox: "I've been doing this 20 years,” said  “This is the first one that I know of, of a mother prostituting her daughter. It makes you speechless."
The individuals charged are to be presumed innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law.

Monday, May 2, 2016

D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, to Kiss and Tell from the Grave? ~by Legal Pub

D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, may kiss and tell from the grave.  As you may recall, she apparently committed suicide in 2008 after being convicted of some federal offenses. We all know D.C. frowns upon telling on political figures.  LINK.  While Palfrey is long gone, her ex lawyer may have some phone records that could be embarrassing. That may make politicians and businessmen nervous after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to not intervene with regard to the phone records. That decision may give Montgomery Blair Sibley, who is no longer licensed to practice law, the key to decide if the records will be released now that the 2007 restraining order was not modified. Assuming the records are released, how might they affect this years elections? Election 

Apparently Sibley gained possession of the records when he represented Palfrey.  He apparently kept the records even after Palfrey fired him before trial. Sibley potentially may release phone logs with phone numbers of clients and Verizon Wireless numbers produced in response to a subpoena.  Could someone like Ted Cruz be on the list?  It is highly unlikely or it would have surfaced by now.  After all, some of  these records were released back in 2007. Senator David Vitter, R-La,comes to mind as one politician potentially embarrassed at the time.  Could there be additional records that may embarrass someone else?  Sibley has certainly suggested that the records may contain the names of TV stars, elected officials and perhaps even a judge or two.

Sibley has not been licensed to practice law since his 2008 suspension in Florida for allegedly filing merit-less lawsuits and a child support dispute.  Sibley's legal status, however, is no reflection upon whether the information may harm other public figures.  So what will Sibley do?  If he chooses to release the information, will he sell the list to the highest bidder?  A public figure may conceivably be able to outbid even the media.  Only time, and money, will tell.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Royalty, Even a Prince, is not Exempt From Death ~by Legal Pub

The rich and famous are not exempt from death, No one is, not even royalty.  Prince is dead.  The music icon showed his mortality as he apparently succumbed to the grim reaper. The Minneapolis Star Tribune suggests that the cause of death may be abuse of pain medication.  Report. Keep in mind that Prince's plane ride was aborted to Moline, Illinois and the singer hospitalized only a few days before his death.  Did the pain pills prematurely end Prince's life? 

Opiods are killers.  Legal Pub first published a warning article back in 2007 long before most folks knew what Oxycontin and Oxycodone were all about.  LINK.  Keep in mind, the drugs addictive properties resulted in executives being fined. The role of opiod medication in Prince's death is more than just rank speculation.  Reports out of Moline suggest that Prince took too many pills on the plane and received an opiod antidote during his hospital visit.  Report. Attorney Mike Padden who represented two of Prince's half-siblings in the past suggested that Prince abused Percocet in the past Pain killers have been linked to numerous deaths.  In 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine documented 17,000 fatalities in 2010. Article  

Opiods include Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan).   Other drugs with similar characteristics include codeine, fentanyl (Duragesic patch), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), morphine (MS Contin), and tramadol (Ultram). Opiods are designed to block pain perception in the brain. The Annals of Internal Medicine, Publication and a 2014 position statement by the National Institute of Health  Position Statement all suggest that the harms of opioids often outweigh the benefits for patents who are not terminally ill. 

Prince supporters deny that drugs played any role in his death.  L. Londell McMillan, an attorney for the estate, said medication might have been used to treat pain, but none "that would be any cause for concern... Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn't walking around drugged up." Source.  Sheila E. also disputed alleged drug abuse by Prince. Sheila.   Nevertheless, it seems undisputed that Prince did have pain. Whether he took too much medication to relieve the pain is up to the Carver County authorities to decide after reviewing toxicology studies.   What is clear is that there were no signs of trauma or intent to commit suicide. Thus the world is left to mourn the fall of another pop star, no matter what the cause of death, the music world lost a great one.