You might think that the government official who represents the Motor Accidents Authority, and is also the Education Minister for over 1 million kids in New South Wales, Australia, biked to work to set a good example. You would be wrong. Minister John Della Bosca was riding his bicycle to work because he received seven speeding tickets, from the same camera, in the same place. So his driver’s license has was suspended. Here he is!
See if you can follow this. So this lady’s cat illegally (and stupidly) goes into the neighbor’s yard. Why was it stupid? Because a pit bull resides there. Things got ugly, and the pair ended up under a neighbor’s mobile home. Dog owner’s sister tries to get cat out and, for her services, cat bites her hand. Dog owner then shoots the cat! Why? To protect herself, her sister, and the dog, from … the cat. According to the cat’s owner, the cat was just trying to get away from the dog [which wouldn’t have been an issue if it wasn’t illegally outside!]
Everyone got charged in this one. Dog owner was charged with animal cruelty (a felony) and discharging a firearm in public (a misdemeanor – sorry PETA, but shouldn’t those charges be reversed?). Cat owner was cited for letting her cat loose, and improper vaccination documentation. The Juice suspects we’ve not heard the last of this. For the full story in The Lakeland Ledger, click here.
It’s always a good idea to check your doctor out online before your first visit. Had some of Dr. George Korol’s patients done so, they probably would have asked to see another doctor. As reported in The Edmonton Journal:
A Winnipeg doctor who previously lost his U.S. medical licence for violent criminal behaviour has been stripped of his ability to practise medicine in Manitoba …
First question [rhetorical]: How did he ever get a license in Manitoba?
The provincial body that regulates doctors revoked Dr. George Korol’s medical licence and registration at a discipline hearing on Aug. 31, according to new documents posted on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba’s website this week.
Korol was suspended in February 2009 after he was arrested on assault charges and accused of writing fake prescriptions.
A college investigation found Korol had an intimate sexual relationship with a female patient, “who was in a highly vulnerable psychological state and under financial stress.”
So so low. How did he get the drugs for the vulnerable female patient?
Regulators discovered Korol wrote prescriptions for drugs in his wife’s name which he gave to the female patient. He also obtained blood and cervical swabs from the patient which were submitted for testing under a different name, and prescribed antipsychotic drugs under his wife’s name so he could use the drugs himself.
Korol “misled and failed to fully co-operate” with the investigation, and initially denied several of the improper activities. The investigation found Korol failed to inform the college he had been arrested and charged for domestic violence, uttering threats and possessing a weapon.
Hey college, nice background check. Way to protect your patients.
Or else what? If you don’t like The Juice on Facebook, and/or follow him on Twitter (@LegalJuice), expect a visit from Officer Cartman. And you don’t want to make Eric angry. Just ask Scott Tenorman what can happen when Eric gets angry. (Warning: If you really like chili, you won’t like how this episode ends.)
So this woman is on a Delta flight that lands at Logan International Airport in Boston. As she would make sure everyone knows, she is FAMOUS! As reported in The Boston Globe:
The general manager of WHDH Channel 7 was arrested after an allegedly drunken, obscenity-laced tirade at Logan International Airport in which she threatened to call a news crew and put a state trooper “on TV and ruin [his] life,” according to a police report.
Randi Goldklank flailed her arms and screamed at State Police when they took her into custody after her Delta flight landed Sunday night, according to the report. She had to be helped off the plane by two crew members, according to the report, and struck a trooper in the chest, breaking the prescription glasses in his pocket.
How much did she have to drink?
… she was overheard by police telling medical personnel that she had had “about three dozen drinks.” Goldklank smelled of alcohol and was so intoxicated that police had difficulty booking her, the report stated
Holy Moses! Here are a few of her comments:
“I’m a big shot in Boston and I’ll have your [expletive] jobs.”
“You think you’re a [expletive] tough guy, just you watch and see what the [expletive] happens to you when I get out of here.”
You know I don’t delete expletives, but “The Globe redacted the obscenities …” Something changed because, after being so belligerent, Ms. Goldklank told one of the troopers:
‘You think I’m cute and I think you’re cute, just drive me home.’
Check out her defense:
Goldklank defended her behavior to the Boston Herald Monday night and told the paper she was inappropriately touched by a male passenger seated beside her.
There was no mention of the male passenger in the State Police report. Trooper Eric Benson, a department spokesman, said this morning that “there has been no complaint made to the State Police alleging any such improper contact.”
Ms. Goldklank was put on administrative leave.
Remember that post about the woman who refused to return the “obscene” library book she checked out? (Hint: It was yesterday’s post.) So do you think she returned the book, or was sent to jail? Wrong. Neither. The city (Lewiston, Maine) decided not to pursue the matter any further. Why? As reported in The Sun Journal:
[City Administrator Jim] Bennett .. said that proceeding with that kind of legal action [having Ms. Karkos put in jail] would have accomplished nothing. Putting the matter to rest, he said, is in the best interest of the city. It saves money that would need to be spent to pursue the case in court, he said, and will keep Lewiston from becoming the epicenter of the debate over decency in publications.
Ms. Karkos was pleased, no? No.
Karkos said she would have been happy to see it go further. By dismissing the matter, she said, the city is trying to make the issue go away.
“They didn’t do me any favors,” Karkos said Friday night. “They knew what they were doing. They were protecting themselves.”
Will she pay the $100 fine imposed by the Court? You can read more here.
Maine resident JoAn Karkos said she’ll take jail. And it’s not because she likes the book, “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health.” It’s because “she claims [it] violates the city’s obscenity ordinance,” per The Sun Journal. What she’s doing is just “civil disobedience.” It’s not working.
After Karkos’ actions were picked up by the media, the library received eight copies of the sexual education book from people around the country, including parents and concerned educators, [Lewiston Public Library Director Rick] Speer said.
So, after she admitted to the Judge that she had the book, but wouldn’t turn it over, what did the Judge do? She gave Karkos a few days to turn it over – after which she will face contempt of court charges.
If you ask a Los Alamos, New Mexico man named Variable, a lot. Variable wanted to change his name to Fuck Censorship. But Bernalillo County Judge Nan Nash refused his requested. So Variable appealed. The Court of Appeals … denied it. Why? Per WTOPnews.com:
The man has the right to call himself whatever he wants, unless there’s fraud or misrepresentation involved, the judges said.
But once he seeks court approval for a name change, the court has the authority to turn him down on several grounds, including if the name is offensive to common decency and good taste, the judges ruled.
You’re not going to believe what Variable’s old name was: Snaphappy Fishsuit Mokligon. You can read more here.
Some bank jobs are planned very well, at least in the movies. This was no movie-type heist. Per a report by wpxi.com:
A North Braddock man is behind bars after police said he robbed a Swissvale bank wearing a blond wig, fake breasts and clown pants.
Swissvale police Chief Greg Geppert said Dennis Hawkins, 48, was sitting in a parked car covered in dye from an exploding packet when he was arrested Saturday.
The most amazing thing about this is that there is still at least one person WHO DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT THE EXPLODING DYE PACK! The suspect stealthily entered the bank… um, not exactly …
Geppert said Hawkins was spotted in a Giant Eagle grocery store before shoplifting a BB gun from K-Mart before entering the bank.
Authorities said Hawkins robbed the bank at gunpoint then dropped some of it after the dye pack blew up.
The bail? $230,000. Click here for the source, including video footage from the bank.
A 19-year-old Watertown man was arrested after posting a two-minute video on Facebook that shows him ramming his car into trash cans set out along a quiet street.
Watertown police say Dylan Muscio slammed the Subaru station wagon he was driving into two trash cans on Kimberly Lane before posting the video online.
Detectives said Muscio and an unidentified passenger intentionally rammed into Rinaldi’s and her next door neighbor’s garbage can with the car.
“It’s a little scary. It looks like the video was during the day, and we have kids here playing all the time, ” Rinaldi said.
Brilliant! Click here for the source, and to watch a news story about the incident (including some of the video).