Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The U.S. Navy is currently embroiled in one of the biggest scandals to rock the service in recent memory, with the main targets of a recently unsealed grand jury indictment being nine officers, including Stephen Shedd. The group, whose self-generated nicknames included “The Cool Kids,” “The Band of Brothers,” “The Brotherhood,” “The Wolfpack,” the “Familia” and “The Lion King’s Harem,” allegedly provided confidential shipping schedules and the like to Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Francis, aka “Fat Leonard,” in exchange for bribes such as party time with prostitutes. Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hooker was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder last year. Now, however, he has been convicted of a much less serious charge: tampering with evidence. Prosecutors say he was guilty only of trying to hide a gun in a gopher hole after what is now believed to have been a tragic accident among friends. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Kyle Couch, 21, a onetime high school and college athlete who pleaded guilty to driving-related crimes in the 2016 accident that killed eight-year-old Peyton Knowlton, has been sentenced to a maximum of 150 days in jail plus two years of probation. The punishment was meted out after prosecutors dropped a vehicular-homicide charge that fell apart. Why? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Proponents of a new bill designed to combat juvenile sexting, including a professor who literally wrote the book on the subject, believe the measure lays out proportional penalties for those who deserve them without punishing victims. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: If you’re mentally ill and undergo a crisis that causes a disruption at a public place in six states, you can be legally put in jail, even if you haven’t committed a crime. And an attempt change this rule in one state last year was driven by law enforcers who wanted the hold time for innocent sufferers to be extended, not eliminated. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: An attorney says a city’s decision to fight a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of its topless ordinance is a “titanic waste of money.” He estimates that the fight will cost taxpayers in the community $250,000 for reasons that strike him as patently absurd. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new study of police shootings in one major U.S. city between 1983 and 2012 concludes that approximately 47 percent of them were questionable, 18 percent were problematic and just 35 percent were what co-author Robert Durán considers to be legitimate. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The mystery surrounding the death of Holly Lynn Moore, a nineteen-year-old college student found hanging in a closet in her Castle Rock apartment on March 6, 2015, just keeps getting deeper. Family members have spent months and thousands of dollars uncovering evidence that suggests Moore’s death wasn’t the suicide that it appears to be. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Two men who were pulled over for no reason and then rousted by police are suing the police department with the help of the ACLU, whose analysis says African-American males like them are 161 percent more likely to be stopped than whites during the daytime hours, when officers can better see their faces. Westword has the story.