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Code Pink tries to arrest Karl Rove

At a book signing in Sacramento California, a member of Code Pink, a group of anti-war activists, approached former presidential adviser Karl Rove and tried to handcuff him. As the unidentified woman was escorted out and arrested, she screamed "Karl Rove is a war criminal." Here is the story.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 08:56 AM on May 12, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Man chased women with a running chain saw

Chainsaw AttackJackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Stockton, 37, for attacking three women in a car with a running chain saw.

Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said a woman reported the attack late Saturday.

The woman said one passenger had to duck to avoid injury when Stockton used the buzzing blade to knock out a window.

Stockton, has been charged with attempted assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, harassment, menacing and endangering another.  (JCS mug shot via AP)

Posted by Andrea Torres at 02:36 PM on May 11, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Hip-hop protest against Arizona's immigration law

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Chaotic month in Greece

Read the stories to understand why police officers are having to face riots in Greece: 

-- IMF chief optimistic about 'tough' Greek plan

-- Greek's economic tragedy a lesson for all

-- Five myths about the European debt crisis 

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Census worker charged with rape

Posted by Andrea Torres at 02:00 PM on May 10, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

A Mother's Day story

There are mothers who can go to war for their kids.

In the criminal justice world, an unhealthy attachment can turn a mother's quest for justice into a creepy crusade, or turn a persistent mother's life into a Bourne Identity movie.

022509doreeen Doreen Queen Giuliano, 46, lead a double life in her quest.

When her son John Giuca was convicted of killing Mark Fisher, she lost her mind.

High school football star Fisher, 19, was shot to death outside their home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Giuca, 20, hosted the party while she was on vacation.

Fisher's mother Nancy, a Colombian migrant and devout Catholic, put the pressure on District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Hynes responded to the pressure and Giuca, a criminal justice student, was arrested in 2004. He said he had been asleep when Fisher was killed. Prosecutors claim Giuca's gang "The Ghetto Mafia" was to blame.

When her son was sentenced to 25 years in 2005, she was convinced he was innocent. After a year of being depressed, she decided to risk it all to prove it and began to spy on jurors.

In 2007, she went undercover as sexy "Dee Quinn."

In a Vanity Fair interview she explained how she found evidence that a juror named Jason Allo engaged in misconduct. She submitted the evidence to the D.A. but the D.A. said the motion should be denied without a hearing. A Brooklyn judge rejected the appeal for the conviction. 

"Every juror who has served or will serve in a case should be alarmed by the conduct of the defendant's mother in this case," NY Daily News reported the judge wrote. "Years after rendering a verdict, any juror could be the subject of a 'sting' operation."

On Sunday Investigation Discovery's Paula Zahn will interview Giuliano, investigators and prosecutors in the case. The show airs at 10 p.m.


In the fictional crime drama "Mother," a South Korean film now showing at Lincoln Road's Regal Cinemas, a man is charged with the murder of a teenage girl. In a twisted turn, his mother manages to set him free. 

A VIDEO: Mother's Day in prison

Posted by Andrea Torres at 08:11 PM on May 8, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Cops: Prank caller pretends to molest boy

53659932 When Paul Lee Hartness, 42, gets bored in Boyton Beach, he likes to prank call different U.S. police departments.

For years Hartness thought it was funny to challenge cops to find him -- all while pretending he was going to molest a boy.

He lost his sick game on Friday, when Californian detectives tracked him down.

Hartness had used his cellphone on Thursday to tell police he was in a white van about to sodomize a teenage boy. The police dispatcher actually had to listen to him allegedly sexually assault a boy.  Here is the story.

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Mom exploits daughter for sadomasochistic sex

Todd Barkau, 37, and a 46-year-old mother, reportedly a former stripper, are accused of training her 12-year-old girl to have sadomasochistic sex with him and others.

At 14-years-old the girl became known as dominatrix "Mistress Alisha" in the BDSM (Bondage-Domination-Sadism-Masochism) world. Barkau set up a website to offer her services -- which included bondage, burning and genital mutilation -- in exchange for cash or gifts.

The couple calculated about $80,000 in profits during the alleged five years of exploitation. Both pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges at the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The mother was sentenced to 15 years on Wednesday. Prosecutors are recommending Barkau be sentenced to 25 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

The woman is the first person involving her own child to be charged under the federal law.

The Kansas City Star has the story.

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Congressman arrested at immigration protest

Luis Gutierrezweb Police arrested House U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois during a rally against Arizona's immigration law in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

Gutierrez, a Democrat,  was wearing a T-shirt with a "ARREST ME NOT MY FRIENDS" when he and other protesters sat down in front of the White House's fence.

Fox News has the story.

Immigration Protests DALLAS -- LM OTERO/AP  --

View a photo gallery of the immigration protests.

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