Author Michael Roberts
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Vinzant was unarmed at the time he was killed in broad daylight not far from an elementary school. A grand jury declined to bring charges against the police officer who gunned him down — but officials in the city where it happened have opened up their wallets in a big way. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hogue is among the most notorious criminal impersonators in American history. First, he faked his way into high school when he was in his mid-twenties. Then he faked his way into Yale when he was even older. And that was just the beginning of his criminal career. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Data shows that adjusting the time on yellow lights to reflect the speed of traffic leads to fewer red-light runners than the presence of cameras does. But one officials attempts to get his colleagues to agree, and potentially give up a lot of the revenue from tickets, crashed and burned. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Lobato, a 37-year-old mother of seven, died in custody from opioid withdrawal. The lawsuit filed afterward details the incidents of alleged neglect that led up to her death, with one jailer quoted as rejecting a plea for help from a fellow inmate with an order to “shut the fuck up.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: “Turning a dog loose on a human when there are other options available is excessive,” says attorney David Lane, who’s representing Tomlinson. “Police were no more justified in siccing a dog on Mr. Tomlinson than they would have been in shooting him.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new reportindicates that former Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy misrepresented DNA evidence in the JonBenét Ramsey investigation in order to clear her parents and her brother of any suspicion in the six-year-old’s 1996 murder. That revelation is unsettling enough, but it also fits into a pattern of officials misleading the public over the entire troubled history of the still-unsolved case. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Just over four years ago, thirteen-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared during a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine. His body was found in June 2013, and just over two years later, Mark was named a person of interest in the case. Meanwhile, Dylan’s mom filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Mark, to which her ex-husband responded with a countersuit. Now, Mark’s suit has been tossed out following the previous dismissal of Elaine’s complaint — but the search for justice continues. Westword has the story.