June 12th-June 18th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Saturday, June 24th, 2017Packers NT Letroy Guion arrested in Hawaii
Letroy Guion has been arrested for the second time in two years.
Letroy Guion is not having a great 2017.
On Wednesday morning, the Green Bay Packers nose tackle was arrested and
charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant in
Waikiki, Hawaii according to KHON TV. He was pulled over by police at 4 a.m.
and he failed a breathalyzer test.
This is not the first time Guion had a run-in with the law. Back in 2015,
Guion was arrested for possession of a firearm and marijuana.
The NFL has already punished Guion for an unrelated incident. Back in March,
Guion was suspended by the NFL for four games this season for a violation of
performance enhancing drugs. He was suspended the first three games in 2015
for his arrest.
Last year, Guion started 15 games and recorded 30 tackles with seven tackles
for loss. He has two years left on his contract.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017Park security guards fire multiple shots into SUV driving past curfew in Des Moines
DES MOINES — An early morning run-in with security guards at Des Moines Water Works Park last month left an Iowa man with three bullet holes in the radiator of his SUV and a concern for others visiting the park.
Scott Richardson, 50, spent May 13 riding bikes with friends. The group stopped at a downtown bar and restaurant before Richardson returned to Water Works Park at about 1 a.m., three hours after the park had closed.
He loaded his bike onto his 2013 Jeep Wrangler and headed toward the exit. That's when a car with flashing amber-colored lights pulled in behind him.
He said he did not stop because he assumed it was security — and not law enforcement — "making sure that I exited the park." He knew he was approaching a gate that had a sensor to open it, so he continued driving.
When Richardson didn't stop, the car pulled around him and blocked the exit. Two security guards got out of the vehicle.
One of the men fired three rounds from a 9mm handgun into Richardson's engine. The guards from On Point Security Group, a private company based in Clive, Iowa, later told police they wanted to stop Richardson to tell him the park was closed and his vehicle could have been towed.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Wants All Mention of Alcohol Banned From His Fatal Crash Case
Former reality TV star also doesn’t want the man who was killed in the incident referred to as a “victim”
There will be no drunk talk in the case against “Bachelor” alum Chris Soules. At least if he has his way.
Soules, who was arrested and charged with leaving the scene where a death occurred in Iowa earlier this year, has filed a motion asking to suppress any alcohol-related evidence in the case against him.
The motion reasons that the evidence should be suppressed because Soules tested negative for drugs or alcohol.
“Any evidence, testimony, reference, or argument that, on the night in question, Mr. Soules: 1) purchased alcohol, 2) consumed alcohol, 2) drove while impaired, or 3) had beer cans in or around his vehicle” are inadmissible, the motion contends. “According to a report issued by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Criminalistics Laboratory, Mr. Soules’ specimens were negative for drugs and alcohol. The DCI conducted thorough toxicology testing on two separate samples – his urine and blood – and conclusively determined no detectable amounts of alcohol or drugs were in either specimen.”
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017Eight years, two trials and tens of thousands of dollars later, man guilty of traffic offence
After eight years, a pair of trials where he was twice found not guilty, and a trip to Canada’s highest court, an Ottawa construction worker accused of driving while impaired by marijuana has pleaded guilty to nothing more than a traffic offence.It’s the end of a long legal saga for Carson Bingley that started with erratic driving on Merivale Road in May 2009 and led to a Supreme Court decision that streamlined drugged-driving trials, just as the country moves toward legalizing marijuana by next July.On Monday, the 36-year-old pleaded guilty to careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act and was given a $1,000 fine and one-year driving prohibition. Court heard he swerved through traffic, drove in an opposite lane, then hit a parked car in a nearby lot.Bingley was criminally charged with driving while drug-impaired after allegedly failing a roadside sobriety test administered by a specially trained and certified police officer known as a “drug recognition expert” or DRE.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017Assistant principal faces DWI charge after cars struck at graduation
HICKORY, North Carolina — An assistant principal at a North Carolina high school was charged with driving while impaired after he banged into two parked cars outside of the school’s graduation ceremony. Police in Hickory released a report Monday that said 46-year-old Jonathan Andrew Stiles was arrested in the parking lot of Catawba Valley Community College and charged with DWI. He was arrested Saturday afternoon just as graduation ceremonies for Bunker Hill High School in Claremont were beginning at the Hickory college.Neither Stiles nor the school’s principal returned messages seeking comment Monday.The police report said Stiles was angling into a parking spot when he banged into the side of one vehicle and then the front of another.
Monday, June 19th, 2017Salvadoran Immigrant Dies In ICE Custody As Detainee Deaths Rise
A 44-year-old Salvadoran national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Saturday, the 10th detainee to die in ICE custody since this fiscal year began Oct. 1. That’s the same number who died in the entire 2016 fiscal year, and the most since 2011.
Carlos Mejía Bonilla, 44, was admitted to Jersey City Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit with gastrointestinal bleeding on June 8. He died two days later, according to a statement ICE released on Tuesday.
Mejía Bonilla first crossed into the United States in 1993. He was arrested by Border Patrol agents, but freed on an order of recognizance, according to ICE. He had been living in the New York area in recent years, where ICE detained him on April 1. He had two convictions on his record for driving while intoxicated ― in 2009 and in 2014.
The number of deaths in ICE custody varies from year to year, influenced somewhat by the total number of people detained. Some deaths are the result of medical conditions that happened prior to detention.
“ICE takes the health and well-being of the individuals in our custody extremely seriously and we provide extensive medical, dental and mental health care to ensure their health and safety to the best of our ability,” ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a statement.
Human rights groups, however, have criticized both the medical treatment and mental health services available to immigrant detainees. Two of the 10 deaths this fiscal year were suicides. A third immigrant detainee attempted suicide at at family detention center in Texas last month in an attempt to free her two children. They were later granted asylum.
Deaths in custody are increasingly a concern as President Donald Trump seeks to significantly expand immigrant detention, including for families, and to potentially roll back Obama-era standards meant to keep detainees safer while in custody.
Grace Meng, an immigration researcher with Human Rights Watch, called the rising number of deaths “frankly terrifying,” and said ICE should publicly release the results of its investigations into detainee deaths.
“It’s really upsetting to see ICE send out these releases where there’s so little information about the person,” Meng told HuffPost. “At a bare minimum, we should know how and why these people died. Sometimes people die in custody for reasons that are not preventable ― that’s just something that happens. But if ICE thinks they received good care, then they should release these publicly so we can see what kind of care they received.”
Congress requires ICE to maintain the capacity to lock up roughly 34,000 immigrants facing deportation on a daily basis. But the agency had already begun to exceed that figure in the final months of the Obama administration, when the number of detained immigrants swelled to more than 40,000. The average daily detained population for this fiscal year, which includes more than five months of Trump’s presidency, stands at more than 39,000.
The Trump administration plans to keep boosting that figure. ICE’s 2018 budget request includes $4.9 billion to expand its immigrant detention capacity to a total of 51,379 beds, including 2,500 reserved for mothers locked up with their children.
Carl Takei, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project, said three factors make him concerned: “The increasing flow of people into ICE custody, the forthcoming changes to detention standards, and, related to that, a clear message sent from headquarters that going forward the conditions in detention are not a priority.
“That message is a deadly message,” Takei said.
Deaths in ICE custody haven’t always correlated with the number of people detained, according to government figures. In 2004, 28 people died in detention, while the average daily population of detainees was about 22,000. The lowest number of deaths in a fiscal year was in 2014, when there were about 33,000 people detained per day and six deaths.
ICE implemented detention reforms in the 2009 fiscal year, when there were 14 deaths. The number has not exceeded 10 since that period.