Friday, May 22, 2015

How Sick Must Daron Dylon Wint Be? ~by Legal Pub

Just how sick is Daron Dylon Wint?  The ex-convict is the prime suspect in the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family.  What could possible motivate Wint to torture and murder this family? Wint was born and raised in Guyana.  He moved to the United States in 2000.  Wint enlisted in the marines but was discharged shortly after enlistment for medical reasons.  In 2009, Wint assaulted a girlfriend.  In 2010, Wint plead guilty to destruction of property.  At that time he had allegedly threatened to kill a woman.  Also in 2010, Wint was arrested outside of American Iron Works while carrying a two foot machete.

At some point, Went became a certified welder.  In fact, he once had a job working for Savopoulos' company, American Iron Works.  The company is a construction materials supplier in Hyattsville, Maryland.  Savopoulos lived in a mansion near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Woodley Park. The neighborhood is well patrolled and Savvas , his wife and their son Phillip resided in the home while two other children were away at school.

The day before the slaying, Savopoulos spent time at a martial arts studio he was opening in Northern Virginia. His wife called a house keeper and left a strange voice mail. Shortly before their death, someone ordered Domino's Pizza.  Apparently, Wint's DNA was left on some pizza crust which led to his arrest. (The crust may have been found outside the home in a dumpster.) While we may never know what thoughts haunted Wint, may we assume that he was mentally ill beyond the point of ever being allowed back in society?  Savvas Savopoulos was 46, his wife Amy 47 and their son Phillip, but a child.

Wint is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Texas Size Motorcycle Brawl Leave 9 Dead ~by Legal Pub

When rival motorcycle gangs clash over recruits and territory, it is likely to leave a bad mark.  A gang shooting happened in a Waco, Texas restaurant parking lot resulting in 9 death, 18 more wounded and 170 people arrested. At least five rival motorcycle gangs were involved in the carnage.

Brass knuckles, clubs, guns and motorcycle chains were all used at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill parking lot brawl.  The only saving grace is that no bystanders or police were apparently injured in the melee.  

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club was apparently one of the gangs involved in the brawl. The Bandidos and a few other gangs, including the Cossacks, apparently have not been getting along lately. The fight may have started with a shove but it ended in bloodshed. A fist fight became a knife fight which evolved into guns being fired.  Once the police became involved, it still took a few minutes for the situation to stabilize. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Jon Steindorf, Penn State Non Student ~by Legal Pub

The parents of 23 year-old Jon Steindorf thought their son was going to graduate from Penn State.  When they showed up for graduation, Jon was no where to be found.  Furthermore, they found that Jon had not finished his classes at PSU and thus was not going to graduate.   Message to Jon, call your parents.  Not graduating is the least of a parent's concern!

Jon's dad, Paul, just wants his son to call. So graduation will take a semester or two more.  Now days, parents understand.  Call your folks and move on with your life.  Centre Daily Times reports.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sex Crimes Being Swept Under the Military War Room Rug? ~by Legal Pub

The armed forces are a unique branch of government.  In the interest of national security, full disclosure is almost never a priority.  So, should it surprise the public that a number of alleged sex-related crimes in U.S. military go unreported?  At the very least it seems the number of allegations are under reported by the Defense Department.  Yet is this a necessary evil?  At least one U.S. senator wrote a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon should be truthful and publicize accurate information about sexual assaults allegedly occurring on military bases. 
How does protecting the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities violate national security.  Such woman tend to be vulnerable to harassment and sexual assault.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reported, " that such sexual assaults "remain in the shadows" because they are not counted in surveys conducted by the Defense Department.  Moreover she states,  "I don't think the military is being honest about the problem." 
What down side would there be to greater accountability and awareness of the problem?  If there is an easy answer, it has not been shared.