Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Taylor Swift is expected to appear in Denver on or around August 7, but not for a concert. Instead, she will likely be testifying in a lawsuit filed against her by David Mueller, a former DJ who accuses her of getting him fired from a radio station by falsely claiming he’d grabbed her butt during a meet-and-greet photo session. Swift has countersued, maintaining that Mueller “reached up under my skirt and grabbed my ass right when I was having to pose for a photo.” Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The conclusion of an amended autopsy report for John Patrick Walter, who died in jail on April 20, 2014, has been changed from “undetermined” to acute withdrawal from benzodiazepine, a prescribed medication that was withheld from him by staff during his incarceration. The findings echo claims made in a lawsuit filed about Walter’s death, and Erik Heipt, an attorney for his family, feels the results would have been known years ago if not for obstruction by county officials. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The sovereign movement is a catch-all label for people who believe they are subject only to common law, and therefore not subject to all the statutory laws of the U.S. government at its various levels — federal, state and local. Sometimes calling themselves “constitutionalists” or “freemen,” individuals who subscribe to a sovereign ideology often don’t believe they are required to follow any regulations drafted and passed by politicians — things like tax codes or driver’s license rules — because the U.S. government has been corrupted and sovereigns are not under contract to adhere to all of its laws. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Four former dancers have filed a class action lawsuit against an iconic strip club, alleging that they were ripped off by way of an illegal system that charged them to perform and forced them to help cover other employees’ earnings out of tips they received. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new lawsuit claims that the decision by sheriff’s department personnel to march Christopher Colbruno into an area hospital violated his basic rights. The suit is the second to be pressed over the matter, after a filing from a civilian investigator who said he was fired by the department, which has been accused of failing to report some complaints about the treatment of inmates, in part because he refused to destroy video of the incident. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bergen’s television career ended in scandal after she was convicted of three felonies after staging a dogfight for a 1990 report called “Blood Sport.” But according to a friend of Bergen’s for thirty years, she used this personal disaster to fuel a post-TV life devoted to helping others in trouble. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Personnel at one big city police department took part in twelve officer-involved shootings last year, the most there in at least half a decade. On average, a shooting took place once per month in 2016. Six people were killed in the incidents, but no police officers were injured, and neither have any cops been criminally charged to date. Get the details about all the incidents here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Maria de Jesus Jimenez Sanchez, an undocumented woman with four children, one of whom is developmentally delayed, has been deported from the U.S. to Mexico, even though her only crime beyond unauthorized border crossings was driving without a license. Her attorney says she was forced to walk back into Mexico by border agents who told her she’d be shot if she dared to look back. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bad police work and faulty facial recognition techniques resulted in financial adviser Steven Talley being arrested not once, but twice for bank robberies he had nothing to do with — a journey through the legal system that also caused considerable collateral damage to Talley’s body, his finances and his reputation. Now, he’s getting his Showtime closeup. Westword has the story.