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Court after court has held that you can f-bomb the police.  Depending on the situation, it may be totally disrespectful and rude, or it may be justified and appropriate. Regardless, it is constitutionally protected.  Of course, that doesn’t mean the police can’t charge you, or that a state court can’t convict you, but you will eventually be vindicated.

So this gent, Mr. Buehler, was recording a proceeding in court. The judge was not pleased, although it appears Mr. Buehler was legally permitted to record. A kerfuffle ensued, and just when you thought it might be over …  As reported by PINAC (photographyisnotacrime.com):

As [Gonzalez Police Captain Gayle] Autry turned around to return to the courthouse, a sarcastic “have a nice day” was exchanged between the cop and one of Buehler’s associates.
Buehler then told him to “go fuck yourself” as he was walking away, prompting Autry to turn around, pull out the handcuffs and arrest Buehler for disorderly conduct, even though numerous court decisions have ruled that using profanity against a cop is protected by the First Amendment.

Judge Voigt later denied Buehler’s motion to recuse herself from presiding over the subsequent trial given her involvement leading up to his arrest.

Buehler defended himself in court on June 5, 2013 and was found guilty after a 7-hour trial presided by the biased Judge Voigt.

He immediately appealed the decision and was granted a new trial with a new judge, who hopefully understands Constitutional law better than Voigt.

You can read a ton more here.

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You never know when you might need some cash. Some folks deal only in cash. (The Juice can think of a few …)  But this much?  As reported in The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter (68th Precinct – Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights):

A crook hit the jackpot when he lifted $18,600 from an Eighth Avenue apartment between May 26 and June 3.

The resident was out of town for the span, and when he returned to his house between 67th and 68th streets in Dyker Heights, he found that someone had broken into his apartment and taken the cash and an iPhone 6 from his bedroom dresser, police said.

Who keeps $18,600 cash in a bedroom dresser drawer, other than this gent? Anyone else think the perp knows the victim? The Juice isn’t buying the random “jackpot” theory.

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Regular readers know that The Juice scours the globe to find stories. This one comes to you from Guyana, via the Guyana Chronicle:

A South Ruimveldt man was on Tuesday placed on $12,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewarnine-Beharry for damaging his girlfriend’s sister’s phone. Erick Forde, of Lot 25 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt Gardens, pleaded not guilty to the charge that alleged that on 18 February at Lot 186 Thomas Street, Kitty, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged a Samsung cellular phone valued $152,000, property of Tracy Miller.

According to Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, Forde was dating Miller’s sister and on the day in question, there was an argument over a text message that came through Miller’s phone when the defendant became annoyed and broke the phone.

Bail was granted after no objection was raised by the prosecutor. The matter was transferred to Magistrate Annette Singh for Tuesday, June 16,2015.

Okay, so $12,000 Guyana dollars is $58 US. Still, bail? Is he going to flee the country?  You’ll find the source here.

 

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This is just not a smart way to cool yourself off for a lot of reasons – all of them obvious. As reported by wkyt.com:

It was 90 degrees Thursday and a man apparently went into a South Williamson Wal-Mart to cool off.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for a man who entered Wal-Mart naked, shouted “I’m on fire” and then poured a gallon of milk on himself, according to a news release.

The man left the store, hopped into a car with someone else and left. Sheriff’s deputies say the incident was caught on camera by a third-party and uploaded to social media.

After investigating, deputies obtained warrants for Timothy Smith of Phelps and David Daniels of Belfry. A release does not say which man is accused of going into the store to cool off.

The two were arrested Saturday afternoon without incident. Both were lodged in the Pike County Detention Center where they are being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing, and there could be other arrests, the release said.

A dare? Drunk? Stoned? Bored? Chances are we’ll find out soon enough. Here’s the source.

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People use the words “chicken shit” all the time. This fella, though, is accused of doing much more than using the words. As seen at todayskccr.com:

Prosecutors say [Tom] Parsons [49] , following a dispute with the county treasurer over a vehicle registration, placed the registration card in chicken feces and mailed the material to the official in a zip-lock bag.  The first-class mail piece was sent from the Pierre Post Office.

Brilliant! They’ll never trace it back to you… The plea?

Parsons entered the plea to a single count of Injurious Articles as Nonmailable Friday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno in Pierre Federal Court. A trial date has not yet been set.

In the mean time …

Following a discussion on conditions, Moreno released Parsons on a personal recognizance bond with supervision meaning he has to remain in contact with the parole office. Parsons also can have no contact with postal service employees except for regular transactions during the normal business day.

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He was deemed fit to stand trial, although you’ll probably wonder about that after reading this. As reported by The Ocala Star Banner:

Circuit Judge Hale Stancil is used to presiding over criminal trials, but on Wednesday and Thursday his role in court became that of witness as he testified against a man who wrote him threatening letters from prison.

In two separate, one-day trials, two different six-member juries returned guilty verdicts against Lester Leroy Williams, 36, on two charges of written threats to kill or do bodily harm for writing separate threatening letters to the judge in August and October 2014, in which he threatened to harm Stancil and his family.

During the trials, Williams, who represented himself, gave several reasons for writing the letters, including a conspiracy involving the federal government; that he wanted to confront the judge, who, he claimed, had unfairly sentenced him previously; and referencing a discussion between his family and a member of Stancil’s family, which, he said, landed him in prison.

Assistant Public Defender Meredith Poisson acted as standby counsel and briefly represented Williams during the trials. She argued that while her client wrote the letters, the intent to harm the judge did not exist.

On Thursday afternoon, presiding Circuit Judge Robert Hodges sentenced Williams as a prison release reoffender to 15 years in prison for each of the two cases. Those sentences will run consecutive to one another and will begin in February 2020 — after the 10-year sentence Williams is currently serving for sexual battery is completed.

Williams previously served time for six criminal charges involving battery.

You can read a lot more, and see photos of Mr. Williams, here.

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The Juice is a personal injury lawyer, not a criminal lawyer, so he’s not going to weigh in on all these charges, other than to wonder “Does she need to kill someone before she gets a serious sentence? Fifth DUI?”  As reported by The Independent Record (Helena, Montana):

On Wednesday at 11:55 p.m., an officer was conducting preventative patrol in the area of N. Last Chance and Cruse Ave. The officer observed a vehicle run the red light at this intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and initiated a DUI investigation. The driver, Tennille Lomahukluh, 35, was placed under arrest. Lomahukluh was transported and booked into the LCSO Jail on suspicion of the following charges: Felony DUI (fifth offense), driving while driving status is revoked, no insurance, red light violation, probation violation.

It’s probably not going out on a limb to suggest that she’s likely to be in a cell for a while.

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Question: Do you think that cashing a check and wiring money is a “professional service”? If so, you and your money will soon be parting ways too. As reported on nj.com:

A [Mount Laurel] township man said a fictitious company stole more than $1300 from him through an email scam, according to police.

Officers were called to the man’s home Tuesday afternoon, and he said a company called Travel Agency Settlement contacted him through email offering to pay him $400 for professional services.

Police said the company mailed him a check for $1,750 and told him to cash it, keep $400 and wire the rest to someone else.

You know that old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true …”

The man followed the directions, but several days later, his bank informed him that the check was fraudulent.

Police said investigation revealed that Travel Agency Settlement was a fictitious company.

No! Fictitious? Who would have guessed that?

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You may think that this could not happen in the United States. You would almost certainly be right. (The “insulting words” were not disclosed.) It happened in the United Arab Emirates. As reported by 7days.ae:

The Federal Supreme Court has ordered a retrial for a man convicted of swearing at a colleague in a WhatsApp message, after prosecutors said the fine handed out was far too lenient. The Arab was fined Dhs3,000 by a court of first instance but prosecutors appealed the verdict, saying he should face a fine of up to Dhs250,000 or imprisonment.

The UAE’s most senior court backed prosecutors in a judgment issued this week.

Court documents showed that the man, whose nationality was not stated, was prosecuted after his colleague complained to police that he swore in a message and also threatened to harm him.

The victim had presented his mobile phone to prosecutors showing that the defendant had sent “insulting” words to him. The documents did not state what exactly had been said.

Prosecutors charged him under recently introduced cyber crime laws. “The message from the defendant, which contained insulting words, was found in the victim’s mobile phone”, said prosecutors. The defendant had denied the charges.

Both the first instance and appeal courts found the man guilty of committing a cyber crime and ordered him to pay Dhs3,000. He was cleared of threatening to harm his colleague.

As 7DAYS reported last month, police and lawyers warned that sending a middle finger emoji sign – such as the one featured in Microsoft’s new mobile operating system – could land the user in court under the same laws.

A date for the new trial is yet to be confirmed.

Yikes. Might cause some folks to move the UAE down on their “countries to visit” list. Here’s the source.

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Forget about the other circumstances surrounding this man’s detention. It must have been obvious to the officers that something was amiss when the man said he was told to leave heaven. As reported by The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, South Carolina):

A 53-year-old Cordova man was taken into custody and transported to the Regional Medical Center just before 3 a.m. Thursday after he was seen running completely naked down Cannon Bridge Road.

The man told a deputy that he had gone to heaven and was hearing people tell him to go back.

He also stated that he’d disobeyed his mother and would not do it again, that he’d jumped a fence and just started running.

The man remained calm throughout the incident. No charges were filed.

It would appear that the gent caught a break from Johnny Law.