Thursday, January 31, 2008

Priest, Daniel Corogeanu Kills Irina Cornici During An Exorcism Ritual And Gets Seven Years- by Legal Pub

As previously discussed, there is a precarious balance between religious freedom and criminal conviction. An exorcism can be construed as battery or even murder. Irina Cornici, 23, died in Romania from dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation after an exorcism. This has caused the Orthodox Church to promise reforms and psychological testing of potential clergy. In the mean time Daniel Corogeanu and four nuns were convicted and sentenced in September. A recent appeal failed and Daniel began serving prison time yesterday.

The victim, Cornici, had previously been treated for schizophrenia. Cornici believed the devil was talking to her. Corogeanu and the four nuns tried to cure her with an exorcism ritual in June 2005. The exorcism used techniques that the Romanian Orthodox Church considers "abominable". (It is widely believed that he crucified her and she died of dehydration and suffication.) As a consequence, the Church defrocked Corogeanu and excommunicated the four nuns. (Defrocking is different from what a handful of priests have been accused of doing to alter boys back in the 70's...)

Upon further inquiry, it turns out that Corogeanu dropped out halfway through training for the priesthood. He still served as a priest for the secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania because of a shortage of ordained priests. He will now be ministering behind bars for the next 7 years. At least he will have a captive audience.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Michael Alcoser, Elementary Principal, Arrested and Accused of Molesting A Student? - by Ralph

Breaking story out of San Antonio, Texas about an alleged perverted principal. Police arrested Michael Alcoser, an elementary school principal accused of molesting one of his students several times over the course of a few months. He was apparently taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon. Michael Alcoser has been an educator for almost 20 years and served as the principal at Carrilo Elementary in the South San Antonio Independent School District up until his arrest.

Between January 2004 and May 2006, charging information alleges that a now 13 year old boy was fondled and photographed in his underwear. Additional allegations include that sex acts were performed on the boy, who was 11 years old and in the fourth grade at the time. Alcoser, 41, was arrested at an area hospital where he was being treated for an unknown medical condition. (Regardless of his physical condition, if guilty, this man needs serious psychological help.)
Photo Courtesy of Express-News.

Apparently Alcoser was arrested after several digital images of a teen age boy having sex with adult males were seized from his home. Alcoser has been charged with aggravated sexual assault. He is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Bond is set at $75,000.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Legal Pub 10-20-07 Warning About Cold Medicine Confirmed in Recent U.S. Centers For Deisease Control and Prevention Report Update 5-4-10- by Legal Pub

Need proof that Legal Pub is on the cutting edge of news? Look back on our 10-20-07 warning about children taking cough medicine. LINK Now the American Academy of Pediatrics will publish a story confirming the same based on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. (April issue of Pediatrics.)Two-thirds of the ER visits involving cold medicine involved children who took the medicines unsupervised. One-quarter involved cases in which parents gave the proper dosage and an allergic reaction or some other problem developed. Two weeks ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned parents that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are not safe for children younger than 2.

1,600 of the estimated 7,100 children who visited the E.R. because of complications from cold medicine were under 2. Consequently, by following theFDA's guidance, such ER visits should be reduced by 23 percent. About two-thirds of the cases involved kids ages 2 to 5 and recommendations for this age group are still being formulated.
said the CDC's Dr. Melissa Schaefer, sums it up succinctly, "No medication left in the hands of a 3-year-old is safe."

The reports were not specific about symptoms or the number of deaths involved. Advice to parents: Never encourage children to take any medicine by telling them it tastes like candy and avoid giving young children any medicine without first talking to a doctor or pharmacist. (That advice remains no matter how hard they beg... see photo!)

Update 5-5-10: Another recall of children’s over-the-counter medicine. This time by McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalling some Children’s Liquid Motrin, Children’s Tylenol suspension, Children’s Zyrtec and Children’s Allergy Liquid Benydrl medicine. So far no reports of illness related to the recall. Nevertheless, the Food and Drug Administration are asking consumers not to use these products. Some of the medicine could have the wrong amount of active ingredients or the wrong amount of inactive ingredients. The recall includes: TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR 50580-144-01; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR* 50580-144-15; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. CHERRY DYE FREE 50580-167-01; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. CHERRY FLAVOR 50580-143-15; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. CHERRY FLAVOR 50580-143-30; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. GRAPE – HOSPITAL 50580-144-18; CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.25 OZ. GRAPE – SAMPLE 50580-144-40
Also recalled:
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BERRY DYE FREE 50580-184-04, 2 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR 50580-601-02, 4 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR 50580-601-04,
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. TROPICAL PUNCH FLAVOR 50580-215-04 and Grape Flavor 50580-603-04.

Also listed:
So warned...

Update 7-10-10: Johnson & Johnson has expanded their recall of over-the-counter medicines to "various brands of Tylenol for children and adults and several forms of its Benadryl allergy tablets and Motrin painkiller" as a precaution. Some of the packaging materials used could be traced back to the wooden pallet that was linked to TBA in the previously recalled medications. The recall was initiated due to a musty, moldy odor. Read Article: Reuters

Monday, January 28, 2008

Did Neglectful Parenting by China Arnold Sentence Her Baby Daughter Paris Talley to Death By MicroWave? by Legal Pub

When Legal Pub discussed a parent freezing a child because she could not afford a casket LINK some disgust was inevitably generated. Now China Arnold is accused of putting her baby daughter, Paris Talley, in the microwave oven! Specifically, prosecutors accuse Arnold of killing her 1-month-old daughter, Paris Talley, by putting her in a microwave in 2005. Arnold's attorneys deny the allegations. However, the autopsy apparently revealed that the baby suffered high-heat internal injuries. The baby had no external burns so scalding water, open flame or other possible causes of death that could have damaged the skin were all ruled out. (China Arnold is in the A.P. Photo to the left.)

Defense attorney Jon Paul Rion said Arnold had nothing to do with her daughter's death. Arnold took her baby to the hospital after finding her unconscious. Arnold says she does not know how her baby died. Detective Michael Galbraith claims Arnold told him she arrived home in the early morning hours after drinking, fell asleep and was awakened at 2:30 a.m. by the baby's crying. She said she warmed a bottle in the microwave oven and tried to give it to the baby. She changed the child's diaper and then fell asleep on the couch with the baby on her chest. Arnold and her children were the only ones in the apartment until her boyfriend arrived several hours later and noticed something was wrong with the baby.

According to Galbraith, Arnold told him: "If I hadn't gotten so drunk, I guess my baby wouldn't have died." Robert Belloto, a staff pharmacist at Good Samaritan Hospital, testified he does not believe it would have been possible for Arnold to place the baby in the microwave because Arnold was so intoxicated. (Arnold allegedly consumed about 40 percent of a pint of high-proof rum in 90 minutes.)

If convicted of aggravated murder, China Arnold, may face the death penalty.

Update 2-2-08: Linda Williams, a former cell mate, testified Thursday that China confessed to the crime, saying the baby "fit right in" the oven.

Update 9-9-08: China Arnold, 28, was spared the death penalty because the Dayton, Ohio jury failed to reach a consensus. Attorney Jon Paul Rion will seek a new trial.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why Women Stop Having Sex by Blond Bombshell

Why Women Stop Having Sex -by Blond Bombshell

Viper let’s throw down the gloves and get to the real point of Thursday’s article concerning ten rules for men. You want to know why women stop having sex after they are married. Admit it! That is why you think most relationships fail. It is a common compliant that once women get married or into a LTR, they suddenly stop having sex. Men wonder what happened. Other men accuse women of using a bait a switch tactic.
After years listening to both sides, I give Legal Pub readers a list of things that can go wrong and cause a women to lose interest.

It is because the woman:

l. was more interested in the wedding then the man.
2. was more invested in the baby then the relationship.

3. was never that sexual in the first place. She always had issues that surrounded sex.
4. was just a bitch and sex is all about control.
5. was adversely effected by the pill. It reduces libido in 30% of women.

6. has become bored. Instead of hot lust she gets the same brand of sex every time.
7. has let herself get out of shape so that she doesn’t even want to see her self naked.
8. has forgotten how important sex is to her mate..
9. lives in a little girl dream world of happily ever after without grounding in reality.

10. expects a man to be able to go with out because she can.
11. forgets to act like a girl friend instead of as a wife and mother..
12. stops being a female and instead becomes a sexless creature.
13 is having an affair.
14 never tells him what she wants because he should just know.
15 refuses to let go of past fights, arguments and hurt feelings.

Women also go cold because the man:

1. treat’s her like crap and expects that to not matter.
2. acts like a little boy forcing her to play mom.( No mother wants to sleep with her son.)
3. acts like her father instead of her lover.
4. only shows affection when he is horny.
5. talks at her not to her or not at all.
6. gets too comfortable and use the toilet with the door open.
7. has a affair.
8. insists on sex acts that he knows are a huge turn off.
9. demands too much sex.(I.e. everyday 3 x a day.)

10. tell her she is fat, stupid, boring, or a nag.
11. talks about his hot new co-worker
12. spends way too much time apart from her with porn, his friends, or his sports.
13. lets himself go.

14. forgets to say” I love you” and “ I’m sorry,”
15. forgets special occasions.

16. forgets to treat her like a sweetheart.
17. is too selfish of a lover.

That’s the secret Viper. Memorize the list and tell all your male clients how to keep a sexual marriage. This is my pre Valentines gift to all you married men wanting to stay married!


Legal Pub Update: The comments are awesome and good enough to be their own separate stories. Thanks for all the great authors and scholars' opinions!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Clarence Prevost Gets 5 Million Dollars For Testifying Against Zacarias Moussaoui! -by Legal Pub

Who says crime does not pay? If you are a witness like flight instructor Clarence Prevost, who testifies against a terrorist like Zacarias Moussaoui, it can pay millions. (Moussaoui is pictured in the A.P. Sheriff's photo.) Our government paid a $5 million Prevost who provided authorities with information that led to the arrest and conviction of 911 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. The reward is provided by the State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program which was created in 1984. It has paid about $77 million in rewards to more than 50 people.

Officially, the Government does not identify Prevost as a witness, but others have revealed his name based on condition of anonymity. The former Navy and Northwest Airlines pilot is now certifiably rich! At age 69, he should have no worries about retirement. Apparently he was Moussaoui's flight instructor at the Pan Am International Flight Academy (near Minneapolis.) Prevost apparently was one of the individuals who informed the FBI as to one or more pilots with a suspicious desire to pilot jumbo jets.

Moussaoui at one point confessed to being the "20th hijacker" and was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2006. According to Moussaoui, he was to have piloted a fifth plane on Sept. 11 and fly it into the White House. After his conviction, Moussaoui recanted his testimony.

Pan Am flight instructors, Tim Nelson and Hugh Sims, are also credited with tipping the FBI to Moussaoui. They were honored by the Senate in 2005 with a resolution that commended their "bravery" and "heroism." However, apparently neither Nelson nor Sims got any cash! Jodie Quinn-Nelson (Tim's wife) apparently believes the reward should have been given to her husband. Legal Pub wonders, does there need to be a reward for patriotism?

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Paul Dobranski's Ten Laws of Being a Man Provide Guidance To Avoid Wives Like Pam Smart or Erin Mclean -by Viper

Does selecting a spouse such as Pam Smart LINK or Erin Mclean LINK involve bad luck or a flaw in the selection process? As a divorce lawyer, I am often asked by folks, "How do I avoid this mistake in the future?" My response is just for men. Women, stop reading. Or go read one of my divorce pieces LINK. Ten Laws of Being a Man by Paul Dobranski argues that a man 's use of science for selecting his mate is essential for a successful relationship. Dobranski writes:
"(W)hat you give up as a man in exchange for being with only ONE woman is immense. It MUST be a win/win deal, and while your part of that deal is to be loyal, to not cheat, and to share your resources, HER part of the deal is that she MUST be in line with, admire, and support your specific mission in life as a man. She must make sacrifices too, many of which involve surrendering some of her own desires for the sake of you reaching your GOALS in your mission. This MUST be the deal you strike with a woman if she is to be your ONLY woman. There is no other way to do this. You will not survive as a man and not survive in any marriage if this is not the case. I have seen thousands of couples in therapy. I assure you that there was ONE core feature in all failed couples. Sometimes the man would cheat, sometimes the woman, sometimes there were family problems, or abuse, and sometimes there was high drama. Yet behind and under EVERY failed couple, there was a situation where either the man didn’t know his mission in life, or the woman did not understand or support it. All kinds of voluntary and wrongful acts sprang from there, but this was what was underneath. "

In sum, Dobranski advocates that in order for a relationship to be successful, a man must understand his life's mission and a woman must passionately support the man's mission. Dobranski also talks about selecting a mate with the right personality type. According to Dobranski, "(t)here is only one condition in which a relationship can ADD value to your life and your mission rather than being a second or third job, and that is one in which you have a woman who is OPPOSITE from you in personality."

Dobranski explains that with opposite personality types, there is less competition for the best career, public status or power. Spouses thus can be more supportive and less combative. In this fashion, one spouse can supplement and bolster the other in areas they are lacking. How can you tell if a relationship is right? "Relationships work the opposite way from how work does. If it's 'right', then it's EASY," according to Dobranski.

Consequently, when marriage counselors or families tell you how a relationship is hard work, Dobranski argues that means the relationship is wrong. Find someone who is opposite of you and who supports your life mission. Otherwise, heartache, divorce, and perhaps even tragic crime such as involved Pam Smart or Erin McLean.

Legal Pub Editor note: Viper articles can be found at Vicious Divorce: LINK

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Speed Kills. Illegal Street Racing Inspired By Hollywood Has Created An Epidemic ? Update 2-16 - by Legal Pub and 3-5 by Colleency

Movies are killing us. Literally. Movies such as The Fast and Furious have created a generation of young adults obsessed with street racing. The story is almost always the same. "Mines faster than yours." "Oh yah? Let's do it." Two lane road, side by side, racing under the moon light. Both shiny convertible Mustangs, one green the other red. One edges out in front of another and then the unthinkable, a car pulls out of a side street or a drive and suddenly there is the need to take evasive action. Sometimes they avoid the other car and instead hit a car or a house. Other times they roll their vehicle. Still other times, it all ends up in flames. But unlike the movies, real life drivers end up dead, paralyzed or severely scarred from burns so as to no longer be recognizable.

Illegal street racing, fueled by movies that glorify the danger, has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. "The Fast and the Furious" has now become a fact of every day life. The adrenalin rush is undesirable. In the case I am aware, both drivers of the mustangs were injured. One a paraplegic and the other with a severe head injury after both cars rolled over.

The internet reveals multiple street racing fatalities and injuries across the country. Often times, the victims are innocent people not involved in the race such as the 60-year-old Bakersfield, California, grandmother killed in an accident with street racers in October or the 15-year-old boy killed in an accident with street racers in Elk Grove, California. The California Highway Patrol claims 697 citations for participating in a "speed contest" in 2006. Those numbers include only highway patrol jurisdictions, not local surface streets where most races occur.

Who are these racers? There are so many, there are even clubs. Bryan C. Harrison, is president of Evo Street Racers. Bryan has a Web site on street racing. Perhaps he will visit Legal Pub and tell us why there should not be more strict punishment for street racing.
In the meantime, there are apparently two types of street races, planned and spontaneous. Spontaneous races typically have no planning and thus absolutely no thought towards safety.

Organized races tend to choose more remote locations with few cars. (There are also typically fewer cops. These races usually involve money and sometimes gambling.) Whether it is a planned race or a spontaneous race, both are illegal. Will education alone stop racing? No, but standard governors on automobiles that limit speed to 75 mph might!

2-16-08 Tragedy strikes again! Accokeek, Maryland has become the scene of carnage allegedly occurring as a by product of a street race. Specifically, a white sedan was not involved in the street race apparently accidentally drove into a crowd of 50 people gathered on a highway to watch two cars racing. Crystal Gaines told the A.P. that "(t)here were just bodies everywhere; it was horrible," Crystal Gaines, 27, learned that her father (William Gaines Sr., age 61) was among the dead. Fortunately, Crystal was able to grab and save her child but could not help her father. Gaines alleges that she did not see headlights on the white car but police apparently have not confirmed that as of this date.

The white car apparently hit people standing on the side of Route 210, according to Prince George's County Police Cpl. Clinton Copeland. A tractor-trailer may have also struck someone on the road as it tried to avoid the crash.
"It's probably one of the worst scenes I've seen...This is a situation that could have been avoided, and it's a very tragic situation," according to Copeland. Victims ranged from their 20s to 60s. Seven people are known to be dead.

3-5-08 Update by Colleency: A drag racing story is on the front page of today's (2-23-08)Washington Post, the lead story headlines: "Cheers to Screams, With Lives Shattered in Between". Long story, telling the stories of some of the 'victims'. One paragraph about the 20-yr. old father of 2, driving on a suspended license. This man drove into the crowd. Not a word - not a single, blessed word - about the racers. (Apparently no spectator at the race offered to provide the name or identity of either racer involved in the illegal race!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

William Flynn, Murder of Gregory Smart, Seeks Sentence Reduction Because He Has Reformed- by Legal Pub

Easy come. Easy Go. Will you let me go? The song from Queen was never more relevant then the present for William Flynn (pictured to the left in a 1991 A.P photo.) William Flynn at age 16 had an affair with then 23 year old Pamela Smart. Pamela convinced him to kill her husband, Gregory Smart. In 1990, Pamela smart got life in prison for her role in the murder. William Flynn in 1991 was sentenced from 28 years to life for pulling the trigger. He wants Judge Kenneth McHugh to consider his reformation and release him from prison.

Since going to prison, Flynn has earned a high school equivalency degree and an electrician's helper license. Flynn has gotten married and helped raised money for charity. Flynn claims in his petition for sentence reduction that he has transformed himself into a "thoughtful and caring adult, intent on helping others." Flynn is now 33 years old.

Flynn wrote to the judge concerning the shame that he wears which is like a "huge weight strapped permanently across your shoulders." Prosecutors object to Flynns request as does the family of Gregory Smart (the victim.) A hearing is set for Friday in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Flynn has the support of more than three dozen prison employees, friends and relatives. Another nine people have come forward to indicate that they will employ Flynn upon his release. His attorney, Cathy Green of Manchester, New Hampshire says, "He has used those years to develop from a boy into a man of great character, fully rehabilitated and ready to contribute to society upon his release from incarceration."

It is hard to think of William Flynn any differently then the image of an angry, withdrawn teenager who shot Gregory Smart in the back of the head as Smart begged for mercy.Assistant Attorney General Kirsten Wilson said reducing his sentence would undermine the goals of punishment, rehabilitation and deterrence. Flynn wrote that he's not worthy of the Smart family's forgiveness and knows that "the word sorry fails to express the depth of what I feel." Flynn is trusted in prison. For example, he has been given work on prison security and camera systems. He is a member of the prison Jaycees, the NAACP and the Kairos Christian organization. He is director of the Long Timers Group and chairman of the Peer Education Group. He plays guitar, soccer and softball. Flynn has helped raise money for the Toys for Tots program and Salvation Army. He also helped build a children's playhouse for a family that moved to Maine after Hurricane Katrina.

Flynn is now married to Kelly Flynn, who owns a house where she lives with her teenage daughter. She said, "Bill has become a man who is worthy of respect, despite his past record."

Justice Kenneth McHugh is unlikely to listen to Flynn's plea. No, we will not let you go...

Interested in what Pam Smart is up to? LINK

Monday, January 21, 2008

L.A. Experiences Senseless Shootings Designed To Terminate Parties- by Surfer Dude

One thing California always had going for it is kick @ss parties. Now, the safety of any such socialization has come into question because of an epidemic of idiots. Two senseless shootings rocked the L.A. area. The first occurred late Saturday at a Long Beach Masonic temple. Allegedly, several gang members crashed a birthday party and started a fight, according to police Sgt. Dina Zapalski. A 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl died of gunshot wounds. Another 17-year-old boy was wounded. Attendees at the party were taken by bus to a nearby elementary school for interrogation. The party had hundreds of people because it had been publicized on the internet.

The second shooting occured early Sunday. Four men turned up at a party in Compton and opened fire according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Moore. Eight people were wounded in the Compton shooting. Of the wounded, three of them are believed to be in critical condition. Police are trying to determine if the attacks are related.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wei Wenhua is More Inspirational Then Any Video Game- by Legal Pub

Legal Pub is regularly blocked in China. When a regular reader told me that while in Main Land China, he could not gain access to Legal Pub, shock and dismay filled my body. However some, like Wei Wenhua, were able to pierce the Government’s block and free their minds. Even though Wei Wenhua was a devoted communist, he became a crusader for free world wide access to blogs. Prior to his death, he began to use blogs to share facts that he observed. His quest to both learn and teach continues to be an inspiration in the free world. His silence by death has propelled him to martyr status in the eyes of his fellow country men.

Who was this inspirational man? Wei was the manager of a Chinese construction company. By most accounts, he was a good family member who respected the government but believed in freedom of speech and press. Last month, Wei was driving his car when saw about 50 city inspectors beating local villagers who were trying to stop trucks from dumping trash near their homes. Wei took photos with his cell phone. The city inspectors saw Wei and literally beat him to death. The 41-year-old Wei was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. .

Now China's media and their local blogs are taking up Wei’s cause and demanding justice. published news of Wei’s death and received 8,000 posted comments. One blogger questioned, "Just who gave these city inspectors such absurd powers?"

In China, inspectors are called "chengguan." They are assistants to the local police and typically handle small crimes such as unlicensed trading. (With all the boot leg goods that come out of China, we can assume they have abandoned that task and created their own targets of enforcement.) Bloggers claim they often abuse their power and prey on the weak. Last year in Zhengzhou last year, college students scuffled with police and overturned cars after city inspectors roughed up a female student. Jeremy Goldkorn, editor of, wrote "Some bloggers [are] saying this whole chengguan system is prone to corruption and abuse and it should be disbanded."

Xiong Peiyun wrote in the Southern Metropolis Daily, "… Wei Wenhua's death stands as clear proof of the violent ways of local city inspectors. It's 2008 and another citizen goes down. When will we stand up and restrain the law enforcement violence of this city inspectors system?"

World wide, more and more victims are using blogs to report abuse of authority. Modern citizens, even in China, are now armed with technology that promotes freedom of speech and supplies an unprecedented check and balance on those in position of authority.

Wei has been elevated to the status of Sun Zhigang , the 27 year old who died in 2003 in Guangzhou. Zhigang was beaten to death while in jail for not carrying proper identification. Public outcry swelled to new heights propelled by blogosphere which resulted in some restrictions on the power to detain. Chinas evolving economy is loosening restrictions on the flow of information. In September, China had 172 million Internet users, 10 million more than in July. 4 million Chinese go online for the first time every month. Millions have opened blogs.

Article 35 of the Chinese Constitution is supposed to guarantee freedom of speech but the government continues to restrict the flow of information. Chinese authorities are stepping up efforts to monitor and restrict internet use. Reporters Without Borders fights against censorship and promotes freedom of the press.Internet data centers have been closed down, along with numerous Web sites. Controversial blogs like Legal Pub are blocked and unblocked at regular intervals.

Wei and his photos were erased on that fateful day. But his legend and inspiration lives. Welcome to our Chinese readers that are able to pierce the firewall of ignorance designed to oppress ordinary people. Only one word, that word is “courage.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Two Off Duty Police Were Shot and Killed In Atlanta But Fight Against Crime Must Go On

Two off duty police in Atlanta were shot and killed. They were working security at an apartment complex near Atlanta.They were responding to a call about a suspicious person when someone fired at them shortly before 1 a.m. According to Chief Terrell Bolton of the DeKalb County Police Department, one officer died at the scene and the other at a local hospital. The prime suspects are two men who ran from the scene after the shooting at the Glenwood Gardens apartments. The officers names have not been released; however, in the mean time the fight against crime must proceed commencing with the apprehension of their killers.

Does the law share responsibility for domestic abuse?

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb."

My vote is yes.

Did sports need laws to promote equal rights? (Title IX)

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented for men. "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

Again my vote is yes.

Historically, have men and women needed incentive to marry?

In Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after a wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (beer) he could drink. Because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

Again, yes. The divorce rate goes up after the beerfest (honeymoon) is over.

Legal Pub allows freedom of expression. But is it the same in all pubs?

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." Now one may say: "mind your P's and Q's"

Have a good Wednesday and say a prayer for the families of the Atlanta police officers who were killed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jared Adams Apparently Shoots 10 Year Old Musician Christopher Rodriguez- by Legal Pub Update 1-31

Across the street from Harmony Road Music School in north Oakland, California, Jared Adams, 24, apparently was not thinking. Apparently Jared attempted to rob a Chevron gas station attendant. Sometime during the process, Jared Adams apparently fired a gun. The results were disastrous for fifth-grader Christopher Rodriguez who was sitting down at his piano for his weekly lesson. Bullets can't think. They fly until they hit an object or until they run out of propulsion. Thursday, the bullet went through the walls of Christopher's classroom, pierced his kidney, spleen and lodged in the 10 year old's spine. According to his physicians, he will likely be permanently paralyzed from the waist down thus forever changing his life.

Jennifer Rodriguez, Chris mother had been waiting outside in her SUV for her son's lesson to end. Apparently two bullets from Adams' gun struck her vehicle. At first she thought someone had thrown rocks at her SUV. When she realized it was gunfire, she dashed into her son's music school to see Christopher on the floor. While police were chasing Adams, his vehicle hit another car carrying a woman and her two children and then slammed into a parked car. Fortunately the woman and her children escaped without serious injury. .

Adams was charged this week with attempted murder, robbery, evading a police officer, driving recklessly and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. Adams has a past record of driving under the influence, gun possession, and felony evading arrest in 2006.

Harmony Road Music School will hold a benefit concert for the Rodriguez family February 10 at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes.

While all suspects are presumed innocent, I don't believe even Clarence Darrow could save Adams from a lengthy stay in prison.

Update 1-31-08 There is a Star-Studded Benefit Concert to raise money for Christopher Rodriguez and his family on March 24th at Yoshi's Jazz Club at Jack London Square in Oakland. Shows at 8 and 10pm. Show includes: John Santos, Kai Eckhardt, Roger Glenn, Frank Martin, Narada Michael Walden, Carol Alban, Anton Schwartz, the Baguette Quartette, the Oakland Jazz Choir, members of the Bay Area Chamber Symphony and other guest performers. Please visit or Yoshi's website or call (510)238-9200.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Women Only Lie For Good and Honorable Reasons- by Blond Bombshell

A Christian seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river. Her leather thimble fell into the river. When she cried, the Lord appeared, "My dear child, why are you crying?" The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband support their family. The Lord dipped into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires."Is this your thimble?" The seamstress honestly replied, "No." The Lord again dipped into the river and pulled out a golden thimble with rubies. "Is this your thimble?" The honest seamstress again replied, "No."
The Lord then pulled out her leather thimble.
"Is this your thimble ?" The seamstress replied, "Yes." The Lord was so pleased that he gave her all three thimbles. The seamstress went home happy.
Some years later, the same Christian seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank when he fell into the river and vanished. When she cried,the Lord appeared and asked,"Why are you crying?" "My husband has fallen into the river!" The Lord reached into the water and pulled out George Clooney. "Is this your husband?"

"Yes," cried the seam stress. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is not true!" The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. But if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney.
So the Lord let her keep Clooney. The moral of this story:
Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reasons, and in the best interest of others.

That's our story, and we're sticking to it.

Curing Toyko's Unhealthy Bank Robbing Epidemic- by Legal Pub

How does society reduce crime and promote health? A simple review of the facts leads to a possible solution. Every day 20 banks are robbed. In almost all cases, there is a get away car used in the escape. A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile. Due to overuse of motor vehicles, in Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes. The average bank robbery nets $2,500, so economy is important even to bank robbers. The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day. However, with regular aerobic exercise, the resting heart rate of a trained person substantially decreases. So what guidance does this give society? In Japan, we can have healthier, richer, bank robbers who have a better chance of escape if they regularly rob banks using bicycles as their get away transportation.

Ironically, this may also reduce the rate of bank robberies since bicycle riding thieves will be saving money on gasoline.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lance Cpl Lauterbach Murdered by Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean or A Suicide With Laurean Assisting in Burial? Update 4-11-08 - by Legal Pub

Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach remains were found buried in a shallow grave in Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean's backyard. Spattered blood was found inside Corporol Laurenan's home.
Lauterbach, 20, was eight months pregnant when she was reported missing from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on December 19. The baby is believed to be fathered by Laurean. Lauterbach had accused Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean of rape. Lauterbach was to be a key witness for the prosecution. Laurean is the prime suspect in her murder. He left a note for his wife apparently indicating that Lauterbach killed herself but he had buried her. Authorities disagree. Police are actively hunting for him according to Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown. Cpl. Laurean is pictured here. He is considered armed and dangerous. He is, however, to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Update 4-11-08: Cpl. Cesar Laurean, suspected of killing pregnant Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, has been captured in Mexico. He is a duel citizen of both Mexico and the U.S. When a Mexican reporter asked if he killed Lauterbach, Laurean said "I loved her." Extradition to the U.S. could take several months.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Judith Law Finds Out It Is Contempt of Court to tell Judge Diane Goodstein to Kiss her Anatomy- story idea by Ms. Calabaza

Ms. Calabaza has good advice to all defendants: Don't tell the judge to kiss a body part that you sit on. While one assumes this to be a given, an idiot in South Carolina did not quite get it! Judith Law has a scholarly name but not a brain to match. The St. Matthews woman signed a court document with an instruction for the judge to kiss her @@@ and told a probation officer give it to the judge.

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein promptly held Judith Law in contempt and sentenced her to an additional 90 days. Law challenged appealed the ruling, saying the contemptuous behavior happened outside the presence of the judge. The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s order.

Law is simply no stranger to the court room. In 2003, she pleaded guilty to grand larceny and burglary charges. She was sentenced to five years but the sentence was suspended to time served. She also received three years' probation and paid $300 in restitution.

In September 2005, Law admittedly violated her probation. This caused Judge Goodstein to reinstate the five-year sentence. Law should get three meals and a warm safe bed behind bars, all courtesy of the state.

Was Lam Luong Swept Into the Domestic Dispute Trap as His Children Were Swept Underwater or Chalk This One Up to Crack? Update 1-14-08

On the surface this is the type of violence Legal Pub's Proposal to Reduce Domestic Violence is designed to curb. LINK. Police claim that Lam Luong (37) confessed to killing his children ( Hannah, 2, Lindsey, 1, Danny, 4 months; and 3-year-old Ryan Phan, who was is not his biological child.) Joe Kulakowski, said his client falsely confessed under pressure after being questioned Monday night and all day Tuesday. Luong had had a fight with his wife. He subsequently went with his wife, Kieu Ngoc Phan (23) to the police station to report that the children were missing. He claimed a woman named Kim had taken them. This woman named "Kim" allegedly claimed to know their mother and would get them food and clothes. Luong said the children left with a second woman in a van and were not returned later Monday as promised.

Luong's wife, Kieu Ngoc Phan discovered her four children missing Monday. According to Prosecutors, Luong reportedly confessed after investigators pressed him on holes in his story. "We believe he killed the kids by tossing them off the bridge," said District Attorney John Tyson Jr. No bodies have been discovered and neither have many facts.

Investigators believe that the four children were thrown from Dauphin Island bridge Monday morning into the Intracoastal Waterway. A search near the bridge and into the Gulf of Mexico has failed to discover any bodies.

Prosecutors have charged Luong with four counts of capital murder. He is being held without bond in Mobile. District Judge Charles McKnight described the allegations as "heinous."
Luong, is originally from Vietnam. He came to the U.S. in 1984 and until recently had been living in Hinesville, Georgia. His record appears to be clear except for a crack cocaine possession charge pending in Hinesville which leads one to wonder if drugs or drug related debt is somehow involved in the case?
Update 1-14-08: Two of the children's bodies have been found.
The body was found by a search team near where a duck hunter found the body of an infant on Saturday, said Mobile County sheriff's Sgt. Jerry Taylor. "The inevitable nightmare we have feared has now been confirmed," Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said. The mother, Kieu Ngoc Phan, wept, and asked, "Why didn't he kill me instead of the children? It's too much hurting."
The answer? LINK.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Legal Pub's Proposal To Reduce Post Divorce Violence

Look at all the anti-marriage sentiment! Why does it exist? Suppose you are looking to invest in an automobile manufacturer. Performing a cost benefit analysis, reveals that the product line is attractive and a lot of resources have been spent on research and development. Unfortunately, 50% of the cars never make it to the end of the assembly line. They malfunction, fall off the line and cannot be repaired. Would you invest in this company?

Marriage Strike Advocates scream no! At least not until unfavorable laws pertaining to child custody and finances are changed so as to reduce the “cost" side of the ledger. Some argue that the problem with marriage is not the institution but the idea of having the State sanction and regulate what should be a religious commitment. How is a personal and spiritual bond the business of the State? This article presumes that post marriage dissolution should be regulated by the State. This article recognizes that a primary objective of any legal change ought to have a goal of reducing domestic violence and promoting post harmony dissolution for all involved. While this author is pro marriage, he is against divorce in its current state.

One tires of reading of post dissolution violence, some resulting in murder or suicide. Domestic violence affects people across society, irrespective of economic status. In the U.S., women are six times as likely as men to experience violence. The percentage of U.S. woman who claim to have been abused is in excess of 22%. Most abuse goes unreported so the actual percent of victims is opined to be much higher. Some surveys suggest that 50-70% of all women have been a victim of domestic violence at one time or another. A common source of domestic violence during and after the filing of the divorce revolve around child custody and child support disputes.

Resentment and anger among fathers may lead to other problems besides violence. For example, the lack of fathers and/or strong male role models for young children is having a bad effect on children who grow up to be angry young adults. Kids benefit from observing, learning and developing from interaction with both parents. Currently, society often treats fathers as disposable items unnecessary for child welfare except for their child support payments. About 40 percent of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all during the past year; 26 percent of absent fathers live in a different state than their children; and 50 percent of children living absent their father have never set foot in their father's home. Source: Hetherington, E. Mavis, and John Kelly. For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2002.

Interacting with both mother and father is hands on training for children needed to blossom into healthy adults. Unfortunately, many children growing up lack fathers and/or father figures. Blame is not relevant, positive change is relevant. It's hard to see the forest through the trees when you've been conditioned to be everything a father is not supposed to be,” said an unnamed parent about to enter jail.

In some states like Florida one must attend divorce school before getting a divorce. Participants are told that 60% of attendees will be remarried within the next 5 years. (Despite second marriages having a 67% failure rate!) It’s like being in the Army. Despite complaints about the experience… most re-enlist when the tour of duty ends. Instead of divorce school, perhaps "marriage school" and "parenting school" would be more appropriate. Until such schooling exists, Legal Pub propose the following solution:

1. There should be a strong legal presumption in all cases where there is not physical or mental abuse or neglect of the children that both parties shall have joint custody with a 50% split on visitation. In other words, the child lives equally in both parents homes. Parties would be given the choice of 3 days with Mom and 3 days with Dad or 7 days with Mom and 7 days with Dad with a 3 hour visit on Wednesday evening. Holidays would then be alternated between the parties. Gone is the presumption that mom knows best.

2. The current view that child support is a way for one spouse to live off her ex spouse should be forever banished. Child support should no longer be used as a term. Rather, both parties (in proportion to their income) would pay in to an account used for the exclusive support of the child. One parent would volunteer to be the administrator of the account and would be required to send a monthly accounting with a logging of all expenditures to the other party. Either parent could submit a check request for reimbursement of a receipt. An agreed upon housing allowance for the child could be included in the decree of dissolution. All disputes resolved by binding family arbitrator.

Such a system should promote a sense of shared parenting which is currently lacking in too many fathers. The current system where a man may be required to pay child support despite having little or no contact with their kids should become rare. No longer should one parent be able to deny another parent their right to equal time with the children.
Some fathers may chose to stop being a father, but an ex spouse should never stop someone from being a parent unless there is evidence of abuse or neglect.

For another example of domestic violence? See 4-11-08 comments!

For a little girls explanation of why joint parenting is so important click here: LINK

Update 3-8-10: Another horrible example of domestic dispute? LINK.

Update 7-26-11: The Laura Akerson abduction and murder appears to be another tragic consequences of fighting over children. Raleigh police have charged Grant Ruffin Hayes, 32, and his wife, Amanda Perry Hayes, 39, with the murder of 27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerson. According to the Huffington Post, Grant Hayes was an ex-boyfriend of Ackerson and fathered her two children. Ackerson was apparently last seen when she dropped off her kids at the Hayes home. Two days later she was reported missing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

David Dalaia and James O'Hare Take Their Buddy Virgilio Cintron For A Stroll To Cash His Social Security Check, While Beth Ann Chester Has Visual Aid?

David J. Dalaia (65) and James O'Hare (65) pushed Virgilio Cintron from a Manhattan apartment that O'Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic in order to cash Cintron's social security check. Normally, a nice thing to do. But in this case it could be fraud if they knew Cintron was dead. (Perhaps the defendants did not know he was dead or didn't realize that this may be wrong?)

"The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side," said Browne a New York police spokesman. A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron's body, and "it's immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead," Browne said.

(Now that is great detective work! The Irony is that Citron, being dead, is ineligible to cash a check, but likely he will be allowed to vote in the next elections. Go figure. As always the suspects are presumed to be 100% innocent unless and until proven otherwise!)

Beth Ann Chester

In an unrelated act of incredibly bad judgment, Beth Ann Chester, a 26 year old health and physical education teacher at Moon Area High School in suburban Pittsburgh, was charged with sexual abuse of children, statutory sexual assault and related counts. She admitted to having sexual relations with a 14 year old student. Police found naked photos of the teacher on the boy's cell phone.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Gary Hilton Charged in Meredith Emerson Death... Is He a Serial Killer? Update 3-15-08

Georgia Bureau of Investigation's fear came to pass. Gary Michael Hilton (age 61) led authorities to the body of Meredith Emerson. Hilton has been charged with Kidnapping with Bodily Injury. Charges will likely be upgraded to murder. Investigators found Emerson's body Monday evening in a forest about 60 miles north of Atlanta. The body was found in the 25,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area which is about 30 miles south of the state park where Meredith went hiking on New Year's Day. Meredith was 24. Authorities are trying to determine whether Hilton may have been involved in at least three other killings in two neighboring states.

Gary Hilton was caught after surveillance video captured Hilton's image as he tried to use one of Emerson's credit cards at a bank in Canton, Georgia. On the day Hilton was seen with Meredith, it is believed that he was wearing a yellow jacket believed to belong to another murder victim. (John Bryant)
Update 1-9-08: Meredith was found decapitated after her death. According to the autopsy, she was likely killed January 4, said Lee Darragh, district attorney for Hall and Dawson counties. That is when Gary Michael Hilton apparently made a phone call from a pay phone at a convenience store in Cumming, Georgia. (Emerson's black leather wallet containing her identification cards were found in a trash bin outside that store. Ella, Emerson's Labrador mix, was found wandering near that same store. Charges against Hilton were upgraded to murder. Hilton led investigators to her body in exchange for prosecutors' agreeing to not pursue the death penalty according to Union County District Attorney Stan Gunter.
Update 1-10-08: Gary Michael Hilton is a "prime suspect" in the slaying of Cheryl Dunlap, say investigators in Leon County, Florida. Her decapitated body was found December 19 in Apalachicola National Forest. Hilton was in the area at the time of Dunlap's disappearance.
Update 2-1-08: Hilton plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison for Meredith's death. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 91 years old. "He will most likely die in prison and most certainly never see the light of day again," said Prosecutor Lee Darragh. Emerson's family apparently agrees with the sentence.
Update 3-15-08: Hilton is also charged with the death of hiker Cheryl Dunlap in Florida. He was indicted on charges of murder, kidnapping, and two counts of grand theft. Hilton, 61, is already serving life in prison for the murder of Georgia hiker Meredith Emerson. He would be elgible for parole at age 91. Florida will seek the death penalty for Hilton

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Christopher Lee McCuin Apparently Enjoys A Woman Who Can Cook?

Some girl friends are great cooks. Others, are apparently good at cooking...

October 12, 2007 Legal Pub wrote a story about Jose Luis Calva, an aspiring author of horror stories who apparently murdered and cannibalized his girl friend. LINK.
Similarly, Tiffany Sutton allegedly cut and attempted to drink the blood of her boyfriend. LINK.

Not to be outdone is a very sick man from Tyler, Texas. Apparently, Christopher Lee McCuin, age 25,
killed his girlfriend (Jana Shearer), then filleted and cooked parts of her body. He then called police to tell them what he was doing! McCuin apparently tattled on himself to a 911 dispatcher according to Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith.

Shearer's mother witnessed her get into McCuin's truck on Friday. "There was no struggle but she could see the girl left with no shoes, no purse and no cell phone," according to Sheriff Smith. Shearer, 21, was apparently killed shortly thereafter. McCuin apparently thereafter stabbed William Veasley, the 42 year old boyfriend of his estranged wife. Veasley is in critical condition.

Saturday, McCuin apparently told his mother and her boyfriend to look in their garage. When they did, they saw the remains of Shearer. McCuin's mother and her boyfriend apparently flagged down a police officer. McCuin then called 911 shortly after telling mom about the surprise in the garage. Upon arrival, authorities discovered Shearer's mutilated body (an ear was boiling on the stove and a fork sticking out of some human flesh on a plate .) It is unknown if McCuin consumed any part of Shearer's body.

Detectives were uncertain where the slaying happened. They opine that McCuin drove to his mother's home with the dead woman in the back seat of his extended-cab pickup. Apparently, McCuin was no stranger to domestic disputes. Freddy Castillo, a neighbor said he frequently heard McCuin and his girlfriend argue in the house and the yard.

McCuin was charged with capital murder and is held on $2 million bond. Keep in mind, all accused are innocent until proven guilty! No disrespect is intended for the victim and her family who deserve sympathy and understanding in times of this tragedy.