Sanctuary Cities Just Aren’t Catching AG Sessions’s Drift

Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions’s Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities

https://kpfa.org/episode/democracy-now-march-28-2017-2/Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions’s Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities;

See full KPFA report

Austin leaders react after Sessions says ‘sanctuary cities’ not eligible for certain federal grants

http://www.khou.com/news/local/texas/ag-jeff-sessions-says-sanctuary-cities-not-eligible-for-certain-federal-grants/426153526TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS
Days before Austin Mayor Steve Adler is set to meet with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly along with other mayors across the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced at a White House briefing …

Click here for the article

‘We will fight’: Mayors of sanctuary cities across the country fire back at Attorney General Sessions

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4357528/Sanctuary-city-mayors-fire-Sessions.htmlAfter issuing a dire threat to ‘sanctuary cities’ on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being challenged by mayors who will continue to fight for diversity.

While borrowing the White House podium from Press Secretary Spicer, Sessions warned that …

Daily Mail story

OPINION:

Yeah, I’ll be interested to see how much fight they have in them when they finally realize a couple of things:

Per federal statute that was passed into law under Obama but then was completely ignored and not enforced:

A. It is illegal for ANYONE to harbor or shield (or cause to be harbored or shielded) illegal aliens, and those who do may be punished with up to 5 years in prison.

B. In the case where the harboring individual (like a mayor) shields an illegal alien who then kills someone, the eligible punishment goes up to life in prison. And when the feds actually start enforcing THAT law, all of a sudden the mayor of San Francisco will start listening and say “whaaaaaaa?” since a woman was murdered in his city, on his watch, specifically because he ignored and refused to enforce federal immigration laws – WHICH ALREADY MAKES HIM ELIGIBLE FOR LIFE IN PRISON!

C. Despite all the claims to the contrary, the federal government DOES have the legal authority to cut off federal spending to so called sanctuary cities whenever they so choose.

It’s nothing but name-calling and saber-rattling but once billions of dollars in federal spending stops flowing to the 300+ so-called sanctuary cities and a few of their mayors get thrown in prison, they will start coming around…RAPIDLY.

ACLU of RI Calls AG Sessions’ Sanctuary City Threats “Unseemly Saber-Rattling”

http://www.golocalprov.com/news/aclu-of-ri-calls-ag-sessions-sanctuary-city-threats-unseemly-saber-rattling“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s threat to cut off federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities is nothing but unseemly saber-rattling, designed to scare states and municipalities from protecting their residents from cruel federal policies.

But …

GoLocalProv

Mass. ACLU stands up against AG Sessions threats to sanctuary cities

http://www.metro.us/boston/mass-aclu-stands-up-against-ag-sessions-threats-to-sanctuary-cities/zsJqcB---uM83EYwtIAUaM/United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday reiterated threats about pulling federal funding from “sanctuary cities” for not complying with federal immigration efforts, but the American Civil Liberties Union is not deterred.

“I urge our …

Metro.us story

Yes, but of course the ACLU is NOT the one who stands to lose BILLIONS in federal funding.

OC City Takes Stand on AG Sessions’ Threats To Withhold Grants to Sanctuary Cities

https://patch.com/california/fountainvalley/oc-city-takes-stand-ag-sessions-threats-withhold-grants-sanctuary-citiesORANGE COUNTY, CA
Santa Ana officials were undeterred Monday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threats to withhold and even, in some cases, “claw back” Justice Department grants to “sanctuary cities.”

Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero said he …

Patch.com report

 

Pedestrian vs Car Accidents Not Decreasing in 2017

Scottsburg driver in crash that killed pedestrian arrested

https://www.newsandtribune.com/news/scottsburg-driver-in-crash-that-killed-pedestrian-arrested/article_9870d774-13f4-11e7-9695-f7b183732cab.htmlSCOTTSBURG
Indiana State Police have arrested a Scottsburg man accused of driving while intoxicated and fatally hitting a pedestrian with his car in January.

Lucas Petty, 23, was arrested on a warrant on Sunday.

He is charged with causing death …

Original post

Pedestrian and car collide in crash on busy Plymouth road

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/pedestrian-and-car-involved-in-accident-on-busy-outland-road/story-30234285-detail/story.htmlA pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car in Outland Road this evening. Traffic website Inrix reported that the crash happened at about 6.50pm on the busy road.

It reported the collision took place near the petrol station near Lyndhurst Road …

Original post

Pedestrian hit by car downtown critically injured, driver ID’d as El Paso County GOP chairman

http://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/pedestrian-hit-by-car-in-downtown-colorado-springs/420443055 NewsChannel 13 has learned that a driver who hit a pedestrian in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday morning is El Paso County GOP Chairman Trevor Dierdorff.

The victim has … The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.

Original post

Update: Victim identified in fatal pedestrian accident

https://wsav.com/2017/03/28/metro-investigates-deadly-crash-involving-a-pedestrian/Authorities have identified the victim as 53-year-old Harvey McCallister.

The SCMPD Traffic Investigations Unit continues to investigate the accident.

Original WSAV report

Police: Pedestrian killed crossing road in Titusville

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/28/pedestrian-killed-crossing-titusville-roadway-police-say/99722552/A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck while attempting to cross a busy stretch of roadway in Titusville late Monday.

The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 5200 block of South Washington Avenue. Titusville police said the …

See the Florida Today post

Police investigate reported pedestrian vehicle accident in Sandy

https://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/police-investigate-reported-pedestrian-vehicle-accident-in-sandy-township/article_ee73ffa0-1826-5511-b6f2-0b9b28dba077.htmlEmergency responders were called to the scene of a reported pedestrian-vehicle accident at 3:02 p.m. Monday in Sandy Township.

Original Courier Express article

Fatal pedestrian accident in Eldersburg

http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/carroll-county/fatal-pedestrian-accident-in-eldersburgA 50-year-old Eldersburg man died Monday evening after being struck by a car on Route 26 (Liberty Road).

Original post

Portion of West Hillsborough Ave. closed after vehicle vs. pedestrian

https://wfla.com/2017/03/27/portion-of-west-hillsborough-ave-closed-after-vehicle-vs-pedestrian-accident/Officers are investigating a traffic fatality on West Hillsborough Avenue Monday night.

Original post

Eagle Mountain woman’s foot severed in truck-pedestrian accident in Florida; 3 others injured

http://gephardtdaily.com/local/eagle-mountain-womans-foot-severed-in-truck-pedestrian-accident-in-florida-3-others-injured/DANIA BEACH, Florida
An Eagle Mountain woman had her foot severed in an accident that injured two …

Original post

Woman killed in hit-and-run accident

http://www.khou.com/news/local/hcso-woman-killed-in-auto-pedestrian-accident-along-eastex-freeway/425827473HOUSTON
Deputies are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a female pedestrian dead not far from the Eastex Freeway in north Harris County Monday …

Original post

Columbus man accused of killing pedestrian, injuring another in hit-and-run crash

https://fox59.com/2017/03/26/two-pedestrians-struck-one-killed-in-columbus/COLUMBUS, Ind.
Columbus police made an arrest following a hit-and-run crash on Sunday evening that killed one person and critically injured another.

Columbus police officers responded to Taylor Road near Lakeside Drive around 7:15 p.m. in regards to …

Original post

Pedestrian struck and killed in Center Point car accident

http://www.wbrc.com/story/34998551/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-in-center-point-car-accidentOne person hit by a car, involved in a wreck at Center Point Parkway, died Sunday morning.

Paul Johnson, one of the drivers involved, said he stopped to help a young woman that had just been involved in an accident moments ago.

As he started to pull …

Original post

Pedestrian killed in crash near Mayport Village

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-03-26/pedestrian-killed-crash-near-mayport-villageA pedestrian was killed Saturday night in an accident near Mayport Village.

A man died from his injuries after being run over by a woman …

Original post

 

Crazy Truck Accidents Around The Country

No people or cows hurt in truck and cattle trailer crash on I-77 in Marietta

http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/No-people-or-cows-hurt-in-truck-and-cattle-trailer-crash-on-I-77-in-Marietta.htmlMARIETTA, Ohio
Marietta Police say a truck pulling a livestock trailer full of cows had a minor accident near Exit 1 on Interstate 77 Tuesday morning.

A Marietta Police officer at the scene says the truck’s driver told him a large cow jumped …

Full story

Police: Driver hurt in crash with mail truck in Lindenhurst

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/police-driver-hurt-in-crash-with-mail-truck-in-lindenhurst-1.13327625The driver, whose identity was not released, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.

Suffolk County police said the woman was driving on West Hoffman Avenue when her Acura struck the back of the unoccupied mail truck at about …

Original report

Utah woman loses her foot, other family injured after being hit by truck in Florida

http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-woman-loses-her-foot-other-family-injured-after-being-hit-by-truck-in-floridaThat’s when the pickup truck veered toward them and crossed over from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane and then ended on the shoulder of the road, Jachles said.

Police are investigating the accident and are looking at speed and alcohol as …

Original article

Truck driver faces DWI charge after fatal GWB accident

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/28/truck-driver-dwi-charge-fatal-gwb-accident/99719706/A North Carolina truck driver was arrested after a fatal accident on the George Washington Bridge Monday morning, authorities said.

A 25-year-old man, and two women, ages 28 and 39, were driving in a car on the westbound lower level of the George …

Original post

Police: Truck Driver Was Drunk In Deadly Cross Bronx Expressway

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/03/27/cross-bronx-expressway-crash-3/A truck driver was facing charges Monday night accused of being drunk behind the wheel and causing a deadly accident near the George Washington Bridge.

Original story

Car and truck collide in North Canterbury

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/03/car-and-truck-collide-in-north-canterbury.htmlRescue services are at the scene of a double fatal crash between a car and a truck in Culverden, North Canterbury.

The crash happened at 8:15am on Mouse Point Rd. Due to the severity of the crash police are still unsure how many people were in the car …

Original story

 

UPDATE: Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the News

2013 search warrant death suit settles for $156,250

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2017/03/28/2013-search-warrant-death-lawsuit-settles-156k-krystal-barrows-police-involved-shooting-brett-mcknight/99733820/McKnight and the sheriff’s office were named in the wrongful death suit along with Sheriff George Lavender and the County Risk Sharing Authority of Ohio.

According to the settlement, all parties maintained denial of any liability for Barrows’ death …

Original source

Family of Canadian filmmaker who died during dive files wrongful-death lawsuit

https://www.local10.com/news/family-of-canadian-filmmaker-who-died-during-dive-files-wrongful-death-lawsuitCORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
The family of a Canadian filmmaker who died while diving in the Florida Keys earlier this year is suing the dive company and its owner for negligence.

An attorney for the family of Rob Stewart held a news conference Tuesday morning …

Original source

Fiancée of man killed by Smyrna Police sues for wrongful death

http://www.cbs46.com/story/35014257/fiancee-of-man-killed-by-smyrna-police-sues-for-wrongful-deathThe fiancee of a man killed by Smyrna Police is suing the department for wrongful death and the subsequent cover up of the facts leading to his death.

The federal lawsuit names the City of Smyrna, Smyrna Police Officer Kenneth Owens, Cobb District …

Original source

Apple Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

FaceTime was cited in a lawsuit as a factor in the death of a 5-year-old girl in a car accident on I-35 in Texas.

A California couple has filed a wrongful lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s …

Original source

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against city of Torrance, police chief

http://www.dailybreeze.com/general-news/20170328/wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-against-city-of-torrance-police-chiefLOS ANGELES
A lawsuit was filed against Torrance today on behalf of the only child of a 39-year-old woman who was…

Original source

Marquise Jones wrongful death trial underway

http://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/marquise-jones-wrongful-death-trial-underway-03-27-2017His family says he did not, and they continue to seek justice by suing both the city of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department for wrongful death.

Our cameras are not allowed in the federal courthouse, but we learned during opening …

Original source

Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County

http://www.wctrib.com/news/local/4240857-settlement-reached-wrongful-death-lawsuit-franks-kandiyohi-countyThe wrongful death civil lawsuit was filed in February 2016, seeking $100,000 in damages and alleging Gingery operated his vehicle in a negligent manner.

Gingery had been on his way to a job as an electrician at an oil refinery.

He told authorities he …

Original source

Cottage Pays $600,000 in Flesh-Eating Bacteria Wrongful-Death Suit

http://www.independent.com/news/2017/mar/25/cottage-pays-600000-flesh-eating-bacteria-wrongful/The three teenage children of a 43-year-old woman who suddenly died from a flesh-eating-bacteria infection settled a wrongful death case last month with Cottage hospital for $600,000.

The plaintiffs claimed Emergency Room doctors acted negligently when …

Original source

Wrongful Death Suit Targets Drug Prescribing Practices

http://www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202782074994/Wrongful-Death-Suit-Targets-Drug-Prescribing-PracticesA wrongful death suit was filed Thursday in Middlesex County Superior Court against a drug company linked to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors who prescribed its powerful opioid drug.

Insys Therapeutics of Chandler, Arizona, is a defendant in the …

Original source

Four MPD officers sued in wrongful death case

http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/four-mpd-officers-sued-in-wrongful-death-case/505472026MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Four Memphis police officers are being sued by the family of Alexio Allen, shot and killed by a Memphis cop one year ago on March 23, 2016.

Allen’s family told 911 operators he was having a mental health issue at the time and needed …

Original source

Case Western Reserve University fraternity settles Willoughby Hills plane crash wrongful death case

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170324/case-western-reserve-university-fraternity-settles-willoughby-hills-plane-crash-wrongful-death-caseWestern Reserve University fraternity settles Willoughby Hills plane crash wrongful death case.

An airplane crashed shortly after takeoff late Aug. 25, 2014, from Cuyahoga County Airport, killing all four occupants.

Original source

Loudoun Settles $3.35M Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $10K

http://loudounnow.com/2017/03/24/loudoun-settles-3-35m-wrongful-death-lawsuit-for-10k/The county has settled a $3.35 million wrongful death suit against Fire-Rescue Chief W. Keith Brower for $10,000, bringing to a close a nearly four-year court battle.

The case stems from a conflict between professional crew and the now-defunct …

Original source

Family files wrongful death claim against city of Lemoore after man dies in police custody

https://abc30.com/news/family-files-wrongful-death-claim-against-city-of-lemoore-after-man-dies-in-police-custody/1815854/Hill stood beside her attorneys during a press conference Thursday, announcing they have filed a claim against the city for wrongful death.

“We think the conduct of the officers is what led up to and caused Mr. Hills death,” said Neil Gehlawat, attorney

Original source

 

Families sue nursing home giant for abuse

Families sue nursing home giant for neglected care they claim loved ones suffered

https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/families-sue-nursing-home-giant-for-neglected-care-they-claim-loved-ones-suffered-1.3339708It’s never easy for Lori Dekervor to come back to Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto where her father lies buried.

There are too many memories.

Too much hurt.

“My father was precious to me,” she told CTV’s W5 in an interview.

“I trusted them to take care …

Read the original article here

Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

In 2016, a law passed that created a nurse aid registry for all Certified Nursing Assistants. “

It’s sad that we need laws to protect residents from their caregiver’s abuse.

She said that she trains all in home care facilities in South Georgia to speak up when they see …

Read the original article here

New details into alleged sexual abuse at Waterfront Center

https://wivb.com/2017/03/22/new-details-into-alleged-sexual-abuse-at-waterfront-center/BUFFALO, N.Y.
A Department of Health report outlines 62-year-old Thomas Moore’s troubled stay at a Buffalo nursing home.

The disabled level 3 sex offender arrived at the Waterfront Center in downtown Buffalo Nov. 23 from the Fishkill …

Read the original article here

Nursing Home Abuse: Horrors In The Guise Of Caregiving

https://newsblaze.com/thoughts/opinions/nursing-home-abuse-horrors-in-the-guise-of-caregiving_75888/“Lately we’ve had an influx of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, which unfortunately means that more and more loved ones are being victimized by those who families are putting their full trust in,” said Yosi Yahoudai, a personal injury attorney at …

Read the original article here

Nursing Home Rapes Not Unusual Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nursing-home-rapes-not-unusual-124800268.htmlBOCA RATON, FLORIDA
If you read the term “sexual predator” in the news you might assume it involves the sexual assault of children. Sexual predators also operate in Florida assisted living facilities and nursing homes, where …

Read the original article here

Man charged with sexual abuse in nursing home

http://www.wgrz.com/news/crime/man-charged-with-sexual-abuse-in-nursing-home/424270097BUFFALO, N.Y.
A disabled sex-offender is accused of assaulting a resident at the nursing facility he was living in.

And now this incident is drawing the attention of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan who says “We don’t want the elderly and disabled to …

Read the original article here

Abuse case, resident’s death raise questions about nursing home care

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/03/abuse_case_residents_death_raise_questions_about_nursing_home_care.htmlAnother resident died, after Park East’s nursing staff apparently twice neglected to clean his breathing tube, according to state and federal reports.

Those incidents helped earn Park East, a 218-bed nursing home in Beachwood, the lowest possible …

Read the original article here

Nursing home rape epidemic: What’s being done after CNN report?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse/The multi-part investigation revealed disturbing cases of rape and sexual abuse by nursing assistants and found that more than 1,000 nursing homes had been cited for mishandling suspected cases of sexual abuse.

It also documented the trail of one aide …

Read the original article here

Hidden camera captures nursing aides allegedly abusing grandmother

http://www.fox25boston.com/news/hidden-camera-captures-nursing-aides-abusing-grandmother/503393355A hidden camera captured a 93-year-old great-grandmother being tossed around and her hair pulled in a Sharon nursing home and rehab last week.

The video, set up by her family in her room at Wingate at Sharon, shows two women toss …

Read the original article here

86-year-old man arrested after allegedly groping woman, fondling self at nursing home

https://wiat.com/2017/03/15/86-year-old-man-arrested-after-allegedly-groping-woman-fondling-self-at-nursing-home/An 86-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday, charged with sexual abuse and indecent exposure.

Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Napoleon Worrell was arrested and charged in connection with an incident at his nursing home.

Read the original article here

State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/03/state_report_says_nursing_home.htmlThe Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities – has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint …

Read the original article here

Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Says Beware of Financial Abuse of Loved One

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boca-nursing-home-abuse-lawyer-133800255.htmlNursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.

You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member, but, the …

Read the original article here

Guest editorial: Nursing home abuse is sickening

http://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/03/11/guest-editorial-nursing-home-abuse-sickening/99009032/There is something very wrong with a society that allows its weakest and most vulnerable members to be preyed upon.

But that is what is happening in many nursing homes across America.

Male and female residents, many of them with dementia or other …

Read the original article here

Beware Of Financial Abuse Of Loved One Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

https://www.justicenewsflash.com/2017/03/09/beware-of-financial-abuse-of-loved-one-says-boca-nursing-home-abuse-lawyer_20170309137006.htmlNursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.

You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member but the reality is there may be staff members willing to steal …

Read the original article here

 

Pitbulls Kill 22 and Injure or Maim 230,000 Per Year

OPINION:
I need someone to explain this to me like I’m a 4 year old because seriously, I’m just not getting it.

In 2015, a 21 year old white supremacist walked into a church and, unprovoked, shot and killed 9 people. It was a singular and entirely random act that no one could have predicted. And what did we, as a country, do? We BANNED the confederate flag. Even though it is an inanimate object and took no part in the shooting whatsoever, we banned a piece of cloth.

But in 2016 alone, pitbulls, UNPROVOKED, killed 22 people; nearly 2 1/2 times the number of people killed in that random shooting. And our response? Silence and indifference.

And check this out; for the 12-year period from 2005 to 2016, pitbulls, unprovoked, killed 254 people. That’s an average of 22 people per year. For 12 years. In a row. Those numbers are both reliable AND predictable. And what did we ban? Nothing; not a damn thing.

Here’s a fun fact: On any given day, about 1,000 people are treated for serious dog bite injuries in the US and on average, 63% of those injuries are caused by pitbulls. That’s an average of 630 serious pitbull attacks on people EACH DAY. Multiply that by 365 days in a year and you get 230,000 predictable pitbull attacks on people (give or take) per year that are so serious that people had to seek medical attention.

So to recap, that means that from 2005-2016, 254 people were killed by pitbulls and approximately 2,760,000 others were bitten, mauled, maimed and/or disfigured by pitbulls. Since these figures have held steady for 12 years, they are both reliable AND predictable.

254 people dead and nearly 2.8 MILLION people, a large majority of them children, bitten, maimed, mauled and disfigured by pitbulls.

And the public outcry? There was none. Zero. Zip. Goose egg. Nada. Nothing.

Statistically speaking, in 2017 22 people will die and about 230,000 people will be injured by pitbulls and in 2018 it will happen all over again; reliably and 100% predictably.

Millions of lives irreparably altered or destroyed. Tens of billions of dollars in medical expenditures and tens of billions of dollars more in insurance settlements.

So what is the message we’re sending here?

1 guy kills 9 people in a completely random, isolated incident and we ban a 150 year old piece of cloth that had nothing to do with the killing, but one specific breed of dog consistently, reliably and predictably kills 22 people and attacks, mauls, maims and disfigures 230,000 others each year, almost all of them unprovoked and the vast majority of them children and yet we do nothing.

Will somebody PLEASE tell me why we haven’t banned pitbulls yet???

8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

https://smnewsnet.com/archives/416669/416669/Deputies arrived within one minute of the initial call.

Deputies learned that a family friend was watching an 8 month old baby boy when the family dog attacked the baby.

Deputies observed the dog actively attacking the baby and had to shoot the animal …

Original article

Lake City therapy mini horses killed by neighbor’s dog

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/lake-city-therapy-mini-horses-killed-by-neighbors-dog/424673775However, the owner also stated that her female pitbull has showed aggression before and “it would not come as a surprise to her if her dog did attack the horse.”

Animal Control was able to determine that one of the owners pitbulls was the attacker. The …

Original article

Man, service dog attacked by pit bull

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/man-and-his-service-dog-attacks-viciously-by-pitbull/504672479CHARLOTTE, N.C.
A pit bull attacked a man and his service dog Tuesday morning in north Charlotte, police said.

The man was seriously hurt after the dog bit his face, his hands and his arms.

The man’s service dog was hurt, but is expected to recover.

Original article

Former Nicholasville mayor mourns dog killed in pit bull attack

https://www.wlky.com/article/former-nicholasville-mayor-mourns-dog-killed-in-pit-bull-attack/9153178A former Nicholasville mayor is mourning his dog after he says a pit bull attacked it off Cherrybrook Drive Thursday afternoon.

Animal control officials are still looking for the owner and dog involved.

“I didn’t see it cause I was looking down at …

Original article

Pitbull attack on Bluff beach

http://southlandssun.co.za/70857/pitbull-attack-bluff-beach/Paramedics are on scene treating the injured dog and women.

Paramedic Garrith Jamieson treats the dog that was attacked by the pitbulls.

TWO women and their dog have been attacked on Garvies beach by two …

Original article

Man found dead overnight after alleged pitbull attack

http://www.fox29.com/news/238295439-storyOLNEY, Pa.
Philadelphia police are investigating whether a pitbull killed a man late Friday night.

The victim and his dog were found in his apartment on the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue.

Neighbors say the victim and his brother had only …

Original Fox29 article

South Florida toddler in critical condition after being mauled by mastiff mix

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article134955019.htmlThe 3-year-old girl was attacked in the 1200 block of Northwest Eighth Court about 8:45 p.m. after the dog crawled under a fence at a house, Florida City Police Maj. Steven Taylor said.

The girl was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami-Dade …

Original article

Brooklyn boy, 5, who was attacked by pit bull ‘looking more like himself’ after facial reconstruction surgery

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-boy-attacked-pit-bull-great-surgery-article-1.2980901Joel Rivera said his son, Jeremiah, is looking more like himself every day after facial reconstruction surgery and round-the-clock care.

“He is in good hands. He looks great,” Rivera, 35, told the Daily News.

“He’s starting to look more like himself as …

Read the NY Daily News story

Reports reveal pit bull owner has history of dog attacks

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/pit-bull-owner-has-history-of-dog-attacks-including-recent-mandarin-attack/411052031JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Kim Anaheim says she was viciously attacked by her neighbor’s pit bulls Saturday morning.

She says she took her dog, a chocolate lab named Rapunzel for a walk by the lake behind her condo at Sugar Mills in Mandarin when she …

First Cost News has the full story

So Trump Was Actually Right About Wiretapping Claims?

The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/3/23/15036632/devin-nunes-trump-wiretapping-explainerThe raw intelligence that Nunes reviewed showed no evidence of a wiretap on Trump.

Rather, it showed that the conversations had been intercepted incidentally under a court-ordered FISA warrant.

In the non-spun version of plain English, that means Trump was right …

Developing story here

Trump is quite sure he was right about wiretapping

http://www.avclub.com/article/trump-quite-sure-he-was-right-about-wiretapping-252599We know hurling insults at the sitting president isn’t the most constructive use of anyone’s time, but when we call Trump a toddler or childish, it’s not just because he often appears to have given up on holding his breath until someone gives him what …

Developing story here

Wiretap: A new front opens on Trump wiretap story, but did it bring us any closer to the truth?

https://www.coloradoindependent.com/164521/wiretap-trump-wiretap-london-attack-gorsuch-trumpcare-ryanThe bizarre Trump wiretap story just got a little crazier.

Republican Devin Nunes, chairman of a House permanent subcommittee on intelligence, says he learned that U.S. intelligence agencies had inadvertently intercepted communications involving the …

Read the Colorado Independent article here

Workplace Deaths Down Nationally But “Still a Problem”

Police ID Operator Killed In Excavator Crash On Route 2 In East Hartford

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-east-hartford-rt2-crane-0323-20170322-story.htmlEAST HARTFORD, CT – FATALITY
A construction worker fell to his death from the cab of an excavator that tipped over at Exit 2E on Route 2 Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The worker, who was operating an …

Read the Courant article here

Man dies in bridge construction accident

http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170321/man-dies-in-bridge-construction-accidentThe site of a fall from a bridge under construction that led to a worker’s death Monday.

The bridge west of Asheboro is part of the U.S. 64 Bypass project.

Work has been halted temporarily on the project, including a scheduled lane closing for …

Original article on the Courier Tribune

Former British Marine, 32, who survived two tours of Afghanistan falls to his death working at a mine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3133707/former-british-marine-32-who-survived-two-tours-of-afghanistan-falls-to-his-death-working-at-a-mine-just-months-after-starting-a-new-life-in-australia-with-his-wife-and-two-kids/His sudden death means he leaves behind a wife and two young sons aged four and one.

Nathaniel had been living in Queensland and working at the mine while awaiting a transfer to the Australian Army.

His grieving widow Katie Beesley has lashed out at …

Click here for the source

Florida’s workplace death rate rises more than nation’s, data shows

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-workplace-accidents-20170317-story.htmlDuring the most recent year-long reporting period, Florida’s rate of fatalities increased from 2.7 to 3.1 for every 1,000 workers.

Nationally, the worker-fatality rate dropped during that time from 3.43 to 3.38 per 1,000, according to the Bureau of …

Read more from the Orlando Sentinel post

Worker dies in wind turbine site accident

A Scottish Power Renewables spokesperson said: “ScottishPower Renewables can confirm the fatality of a 37 year old man working for a contractor at Kilgallioch Wind Farm in South Ayrshire.

“A full investigation is now under way by the Police and the …

Click here for the source

Savage River contract worker dies after fall at Grange Resources mine, WorkSafe investigates

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/mining-death-in-tasmania-under-investigation/8364722“Scaling operations are undertaken to ensure that loose material can’t be dislodged from a work area.

“Any workplace fatality is a tragedy and the union’s thoughts are clearly with the family and friends of the deceased worker and we continue to …

See the full ABC story

 

UPDATE: Discrimination Lawsuits in the News

Ex-worker sues, says bosses hassled her over her religion

http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article140409958.htmlA former employee of Miami Behavioral Health Center has just sued the nonprofit mental health provider on allegations of religious discrimination.

Jenessys Gomez, 37, says she is a follower of the Yoruba religion, the African ancestor to voodoo and …

Full Miami Herald  story here

Diddy responds to discrimination lawsuit against his TV network

http://www.nme.com/news/music/diddy-reverse-racism-lawsuit-revolt-tv-network-2026432Diddy has responded to a racial discrimination lawsuit that has been brought against his television network, Revolt.

The cable network are being sued by a group of former employees – who all served on the production staff of the televised version of …

Full story here

Professor Files Sex Bias Lawsuit Against U of O For Pay Discrimination

http://ijpr.org/post/professor-files-sex-bias-lawsuit-against-u-o-pay-discriminationAttorney Jennifer Middleton represents professor Freyd in the lawsuit. Middleton: “According to her own department studies, she’s paid $50,000 a year less than her comparable male colleagues.

So, this seems like a clear instance of sex discrimination in pay …

Full story here

Nevada company settles male sex-discrimination lawsuit

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/nevada-company-settles-male-sex-discrimination-lawsuitA Nevada company settled a male sex discrimination lawsuit brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the commission announced Wednesday.

The commission claims that Ultracare Las Vegas terminated an employee’s …

Full story here

Diddy’s Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit

https://www.vibe.com/2017/03/diddy-revolt-tv-reverse-discrimination-lawsuit/Revolt TV is at the center of a recent lawsuit launched by Douglas Goodstein and four other former producers.

According to Page Six, the group of white men–each over age 39–are accusing their bosses of treating them “worse than other employees who …

Full Vibe story is here

City settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $1.6M

https://nypost.com/2017/03/21/city-settles-muslim-discrimination-lawsuit-for-1-6m/The ​c​ity ​will pay $1.6 million to settle a 2013 discrimination suit ​in which ​several prominent Muslim clerics accused the NYPD of unlawful surveillance.

The Brooklyn federal court suit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of Imam Hamid Hassan Raza and …

Full MY Post story here

Black Students Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $450,000

https://newsone.com/3700218/black-students-settle-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-for-450000-university-place-school-district-curtis-high-school/A 2015 racial discrimination lawsuit was settled between the University Place School District in Washington state and three African-American students for a total of $450,000, The News Tribune reports.

The three students—Jamal Welch, Elijah West and …

Full story here

South Washington County Schools settles racial discrimination lawsuit for $75,000; district denies wrongdoing

http://www.woodburybulletin.com/news/education/4238013-south-washington-county-schools-settles-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-75000Walker then sued in federal court claiming racial discrimination and retaliation in her contract nonrenewal.

Walker, who is black, claimed in her lawsuit that she had generally positive performance evaluations the first couple years of her district …

Full story here

UP School District Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

http://www.legalreader.com/up-school-district-settles-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-for-45000/Three families and the University Place School District have settled a lawsuit surrounding allegations of racial discrimination.

Filed back in 2015, related court documents claim the plaintiffs, all African American, experienced “racial name-calling …

Full story here

Lawsuit alleges discrimination by Lapeer Township zoning code

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/03/lawsuit_alleges_religious_disc.htmlLAPEER TWP, MI
A Lapeer Township church has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the community’s zoning ordinances bar the congregation from worshipping and violate the church’s constitutional rights.

Irish Oaks Community Church is leasing property at …

Full story here

 

Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County

Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County

https://ilnews.org/news/justice/asbestos-plaintiffs-seek-friendly-results-in-madison-county/article_e9487fa6-0e5b-11e7-917b-5311c4c43c75.htmlA county in downstate Illinois has almost three times as many asbestos-related lawsuits as any other county in the nation.

Reform advocates say it’s costing …

Click for the original story

Second Madison County asbestos trial this year starts; Deceased Ohio man allegedly exposed to potent crocidolite

http://madisonrecord.com/stories/511096868-second-madison-county-asbestos-trial-this-year-starts-deceased-ohio-man-allegedly-exposed-to-potent-crocidolite-asbestosFour of the decedent’s children were in the audience section of the courtroom surrounded by the Simmons team.

Pridemore, of Ohio, filed his lawsuit on November 7, 2014.

Chandler told jurors Pridemore was exposed to crocidolite asbestos, also referred …

Click for the original Madison Record article

Armstrong asbestos trust target of lawsuit

http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170322/CPBJ01/170329930/armstrong-asbestos-trust-target-of-lawsuitUtah’s attorney general is suing four asbestos-related trusts, including the Armstrong World Industries Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in search of information about whether the trusts are doing enough to prevent fraudulent claims.

Original story

Texans for Lawsuit Reform releases ‘The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and its National Consequences’

http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511096331-texans-for-lawsuit-reform-releases-the-story-of-asbestos-litigation-in-texas-and-its-national-consequencesAUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform has released its latest paper, “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences,” a comprehensive look at Texas’ involvement with asbestos litigation – arguably the longest running mass-tort in …

Click for the original story

State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2017/03/20/state-ags-probe-asbestos-bankruptcy-trusts-to-recover-medicare-payments/The AGs cite the Medicare Secondary Payer law, a little used federal statute that carries stiff penalties for insurers and others who arrange for lawsuit settlements to be paid directly to claimants without making sure they first settle outstanding …

Read the Forbes article

Lawsuit-abuse watchdog group applauds recent House bill

http://louisianarecord.com/stories/511093239-lawsuit-abuse-watchdog-group-applauds-recent-house-billBATON ROUGE
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch enjoyed seeing the U.S. House of Representatives recently pass the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017.

The House passed the bill, known as …

See the Louisiana Record article

Miami-based asbestos firm files tortious interference lawsuit

http://legalnewsline.com/stories/511092285-miami-based-asbestos-firm-files-tortious-interference-lawsuitMIAMI
A Miami-based law firm that typically specializes in asbestos litigation has filed a lawsuit against a former client and his South Carolina attorney for allegedly interfering with a business relationship in an effort to keep …

Full article

Lawsuit claims asbestos at state-owned building led to judge’s death

https://khon2.com/2017/03/10/lawsuit-claims-asbestos-at-state-owned-building-led-to-judges-death/A lawsuit filed by late State Supreme Court associate justice Mario Ramil is moving forward.

Ramil filed the suit last October against numerous companies, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while he worked at the state-owned Princess Victoria Kamamalu …

Click for the original story

Ramil asbestos lawsuit takes new turn

http://www.kitv.com/story/34713913/ramil-asbestos-lawsuit-takes-new-turnThree months before former Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mario Ramil died, he sued over asbestos exposure in the state-owned Kamamalu building on the corner of King and Richards Streets.

Ramil worked in the basement offices as state insurance …

KITV story

Contractor denies mishandling asbestos in school job

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack_valley/contractor-denies-mishandling-asbestos-in-school-job/article_92756b65-d7af-57f8-8730-ce129dc91471.htmlThe asbestos remediation was monitored by Universal Environmental of Framingham.

Jason Becotte, an inspector for the company, would not comment on Healey’s allegations that RM Technologies botched the asbestos removal, citing the pending lawsuit.

Original post

House passes bill to curb class-action lawsuits

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/323313-house-passes-bill-to-curb-class-action-lawsuitsAs in the last session of Congress, lawmakers folded the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act into the legislation.

It requires trusts created under the bankruptcy code to file quarterly reports on their public bankruptcy dockets that …

Click for the original story