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We all get a little upset from time to time when we’re driving.  But what we do about goes a long way towards determining … whether we will be arrested! As reported by news-press.com (Florida):

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Stephen Jones, 56, of Bonita Springs, told deputies he was waiting to turn in the parking lot of Publix on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs on Friday when the car behind him, a gold Lexus, began honking. Jones said he tried to talk to the driver of the Lexus but was thwarted when she and her male passenger would not open their windows.

That should have been the end of it, but …

Jones got back into his truck. The driver of the Lexus, Eileen Nemeroff, 61, of Bonita Springs, then approached his truck, used a profanity to ask him to move, and then reached in and slapped him.

She got back into her car and left, Jones said. Two witnesses supported Jones’ report, the deputies said.

Deputies tracked Nemeroff’s car to her Bonita Springs home and arrested her on burglary and assault or battery charges. The burglary charge stems from Nemeroff reaching inside the other driver’s vehicle.

Perhaps part of her punishment should be – Bart Simpson style – that she write “Patience is a virtue.” 1,000 times on a blackboard. Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

 

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The Juice is scratching is head, wondering how he missed this story…  It’s a virtual certainly that if the residents of this neighborhood could get rid of one person, it would be Jackie Shields. Why her? Well, as reported by The Gloucestershire Echo:

 Only a week after [Ms. Shields] was banned from a large part of Gloucester, she is back behind bars again.

Jackie Shields is alleged to have used the middle of Barton Street as a toilet and stopped a bus in the process.

Now that she’s back in the slammer, she’s a model prisoner right? Well …

On Friday, August 16, Shields refused to enter the video link room at the prison, so did not appear before Gloucester Crown Court.

Folks skipping out on court appearances probably happens every 30 seconds. But not showing up – by video – when you’re already in jail?

In case you’re wondering what she did to get that 40-day sentence:

She had served 40 days on remand for offences including outraging public decency when she defecated in the street on January 17, and an assault on March 3.

Hmm. Are you sensing a pattern too? Not so fast though. Her body of work is not that limited.

Last October she admitted eight crimes which ranged from stealing a cardigan from a charity shop, a magazine and a can of Special Brew lager, to three assaults and sustained harassment of staff and customers at the Emmaus charity shop in the city.

She also assaulted a woman police officer and a detention officer in separate attacks four days apart.

Yikes.  You’ll find the source here. (HT to Reddit)

 

 

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After pleading not guilty, Buldoni, also known as Luis Martinez, tried to explain the offenses to Toth.

But Toth was having none of it …

Toth suggested that the reason Buldoni got arrested was for failing to appear in court in November 2007 for the summonses. But Buldoni told the judge he was wrong.

This is not usually something judges like to hear.

“All right. Well if you’d stop getting arrested, then you wouldn’t have any of these problems, right?” the judge said.

Snap!

“Excuse me, your honor?” Buldoni replied.

“I don’t want to have a debate with you,” the judge said. “I don’t want to have an Oprah Winfrey conversation with you…See you around.”

(Are we clear? Crystal.)

As he was leaving the video-conference room, Buldoni made a noise, which Toth later described as “raspberries.”

“I don’t want to tell you what you really are, but I’m a street guy. So when I said, “See you later,’ hey, I didn’t really get offended when you gave me the old fist up in the air. That’s okay. I didn’t really care about that. But when you give me the raspberries when walking out and you give me some kind of disrespect, I’m telling you that’s contempt in the face of the court. You’re going to jail. You’ll stay there for another 30 days…you open your mouth, you give me any more attitude, I’m going to give you some more jail time.”

Okay, 30 days … um, hold on …

“Appreciate it,” Buldoni said.

“Okay, I’m giving you 40, 45 days,” Toth said.

The exchange grew even more heated. Buldoni made another remark that the transcript lists as indiscernible.

“Sixty days. Get out of here,” the judge said.

“No, give me 70,” Buldoni said.

“Seventy-five,” Toth said.

The quarrel continued until Buldoni got 180 days.

Did he serve all 180 days? Apparently so, according to Judge Toth. So why was this exchange reported? Because Judge Toth recently had a disciplinary case filed against him as a result of this case!

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As a general rule, cab rides not only lack drama, but are downright boring. There was an exception to the rule a few days ago in Sacramento, as reported by The Sacramento Bee:

A cab driver had a dispute with a rider over the destination at 20th and Q streets in midtown Sacramento on Saturday, according to a crime report.

The fare pulled a folding-blade knife, but no threats were made. The cab driver fled on foot.

The rider also fled on foot but not before paying (and tipping) the cab driver.

The rider was not found, police said.

Isn’t pulling a knife [apparently during an argument] a threat? Anyway, here’s the source.

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all you can eat buffet

What, you think The Juice is joking? No my friend, this subject is way too serious to joke about. Per the International Business Times:

A Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued fatwa against all-you-can-eat buffets in Saudi Arabia. He made the statement on a Saudi Quranic TV station.

Fawzan said the value and quantity of the food sold should be predetermined before hand.

“Whoever enters the buffet and eats for 10 or 50 riyals without deciding the quantity they will eat is violating Sharia (Islamic) law,” Fawzan was quoted on al-Atheer channel.

The fatwa attempts to add plate piling eateries to the long list of things outlawed by religious edicts. It has been the subject of condemnation and debate on social media channels.

Noooooo! Click here for the source.

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“It’s just a parking spot. Fuhgeddaboutit.”  Unfortunately for a gent who was just sitting in his car, another gent really, really wanted his spot. We know this because, per the police blotter at brooklynpaper.com:

90th Precinct – Southside–Williamsburg

The victim told police he was sitting in his ride between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue at 10:45 am when the maniac banged on his driver’s-side window.

“Get the f— out of this spot,” the bully supposedly yelled at him.

When the 22-year-old victim picked up his cellphone to call police, the tough guy grabbed it out of his hand and threw it on the ground, police reported. The road warrior then punched the victim in the face, kicked the driver’s-side mirror off his car, threw it in the street, and drove off in a red Toyota Solaris that cops later found on Wythe Avenue at Grand Street, according to authorities.

Perhaps the most incredible part of the story – the thug was driving a Solaris?

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The Juice does not have a problem with parents letting an older teenager have a drink in their own home. But this New Zealand law goes way, way beyond that, and extends outside of the home. In fact, it’s not clear what the outer limits are. As reported by The Otago Daily Times (New Zealand):

A Dunedin man was shocked when a health adviser confirmed young children could be supplied alcohol by a ”responsible” guardian. Steve Hayward contacted the Health Promotion Agency information line after finding their pamphlet on ”under-18” drinking in a Dunedin bar. ”I couldn’t believe what I was reading.”

The pamphlet in question detailed law changes concerning supplying alcohol for under-18s, which came into effect on December 18.  The brochure noted as long as the person supplying the alcohol was the parent or guardian, alcohol could be supplied in a responsible manner.  The brochure also noted that if consent was needed from a parent or guardian, then an email or text was sufficient.

Yikes.

Mr Hayward, the principal of Green Island School, was stunned when contacting the information line to ask a hypothetical question on how young a child could be supplied alcohol by a ”responsible” adult.  ”I asked if it could be a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, or even a 5-year-old. And she said that is accurate. In theory, that is possible.”

Really? A 5-year-old? And …

Mr Hayward said while he could understand the intent of the Act, ”who is to say who is responsible and who is not”.

Right? So what did the authorities have to say about this?

[Justice Minister Judith Collins] confirmed ”there was no specific consideration given to the actual age of the child or for a differential penalty for provision of alcohol to a younger child”. ”This sends a clear message that supply to any person under the purchase age must only be by a parent, or with parental consent, and must be managed responsibly.”

What’s next, selling beer in baby bottles?  You’ll find the source here.

 

 

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They don’t call it a “learner’s permit” or a “beginner’s permit” for nothing. New drivers have many things to learn. Hell, most “experienced” drivers have plenty to learn.  Anyway, violating his “beginner’s permit” is the least of this gent’s concerns. As reported by wmbfnews.com:

According to Sgt. Bob Beres with the SC Highway Patrol, a trooper pulled over a car around 3 a.m. Sunday morning on US 76 near Bentree Lane because it was weaving.

During the traffic stop, the trooper and the driver struggled and the driver gained the trooper’s taser.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Vanshawn Sowells, escaped on foot, but was arrested several hours later at a trailer in Timmonsville.

SCHP, Probation, Pardon, and Parole and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office cooperated in that arrest. The trooper’s taser was located.

Sowells was transported to the Florence County Detention Center where he is charged with violation of beginners permit, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, petit larceny involving $2,000 or less, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance.

Shazam! You’ll find the source, including a mug shot, by clicking here.

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It was a bad day for Hamilton County, Ohio’s finest, but not nearly as bad as it was for John Harmon. Mr. Harmon, a diabetic, was suffering from low blood sugar when a police officer noticed he was driving erratically. So, after the police pulled him over, officers smashed Mr. Harmon’s window, dragged him out of the car, tased him seven times, and just basically shit-stomped him. As reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer:

John Harmon was coming off a late night at work when he left his downtown marketing firm for his Anderson Township home just after midnight in October 2009.

The 52-year-old longtime diabetic’s blood sugar levels had dipped to a dangerously low level causing him to weave into another lane.

A Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy spotted him on Clough Pike and suspected drunken driving. What happened over the next two minutes and 20 seconds should never happen to anyone, Harmon said.

Deputies broke the window of Harmon’s SUV, shocked him seven times with a Taser, cut him out of his seatbelt and wrestled him to the ground, severely dislocating his elbow, and causing trauma to his shoulder and thumb.

You can read a lot more, and see a video from one of the police cars, here.

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“Hey buddy, I think you’ve had a few too many. Why don’t you let me drive you home?” That didn’t go over so well. As reported by The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A Raymond man was arrested early Friday after hitting a friend in the parking lot of the Raymond American Legion with his vehicle and fleeing the scene, police said.

Edward Miller, 56, was charged with driving under the influence of liquor and conduct after an accident, police said.

The victim, who police found on the ground in the parking lot on Harriman Hill Road, told officers that Miller, his friend, fled the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday. The victim was taken to Exeter Hospital to be treated for what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Miller allegedly attempted to leave the American Legion after consuming alcoholic beverages when he struck the victim’s vehicle, which was legally parked and unoccupied at the time. The victim had left the American Legion hall to try to stop Miller but was struck by Miller’s vehicle in the process, police said. Miller then fled, according to authorities.

Officers arrested Miller at his home, police said. Miller was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear at Candia Circuit Court on April 7.

Um. Sorry? Here’s the source.

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