Posts tagged "law"

Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society's most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. The most recent case in Nashville is one of four that has occurred over the last five years, and involves a mentally…
By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015

Halle Berry And Jennifer Garner Finally Get Anti-Paparazzi Bill Approved

Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner really worked tirelessly to get this anti-paparazzi bill approved, and it's actually one of the best moves they've ever made. With this new law, any paparazzo accused of harassing a kid will be able to get fined up to $30,000 and also go to jail for up to a year.
By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / September 27, 2013

True Story: Everything You Need To Know About Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Two weeks ago, I wrote an essay about how I witnessed a man committing domestic violence against a woman outside my apartment. I received many incredible emails from readers, including one from a prosecutor who has previously had a DV caseload. She advised me to contact my local precinct and give a statement about…
By: Anonymous / November 29, 2012

Karl Knows Klass: Operation Lagerfeld Is Now In Motion

Attention, wanton young ladies everywhere (shit, are they talking about me?): Chanel is coming for you, and it isn't going to be pretty. Well, maybe not quite, but police in the British town of Bolton are laying down the law with Operation Lagerfeld, a zero-tolerance plan targeting teenage girls "drinking in the streets i…
By: Rachel Krause / September 28, 2012

France Launches A Massive Ad Campaign Targeting Owners Of Counterfeit Luxury Goods

The production of counterfeit luxury goods is a criminal offense, and designers have always been vocal in their condemnation of the practice. Last week, Prada chief executive officer (and Miuccia's husband) Patrizio Bertelli stoked controversy when he shared his opinion on the matter, saying, "Fake goods aren't totally bad; at least it created jobs at…
By: Rachel Krause / May 31, 2012

Do You Wear Pajamas In Public?

Do you wear your pajamas out in public? We're asking because if you live in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and you want to run out to the mall in  your jammies, you might soon be breaking the law. That's because local politician Michael Williams is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing a pajamas i…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2012

Juror Faces Jail Time For Friend Requesting Defendant

Things not to do if you are a juror in a high profile case: friend request the defendant on Facebook. That's exactly what British woman Joanne Fraill did and the action may just land her in jail for being in contempt of court. Fraill was a juror in a drug case with four defendants.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 15, 2011

“Police Women of Broward County” Promises To Be The New “Cops”

"Bad girls, bad girls, whatchoo gonna do? Whatchoo gonna do when they come for you?" Or, more importantly, what you are going to do when the "Police Women of Broward County" come for you? A new reality TV show from TLC, this 10-part documentary series set in Broward County, Florida, reveals life on the street…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 28, 2009

Who Gets The Dog After A Divorce?

Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common. When married pet owners divorce, the animal they shared often finds itself at the center of their split. Monthly support payments, visitation rights, restraining orders, custody battles, and legal fees: Sounds like the usual bitter divorce battle, right? Not so fast. This time Kramer v. Kramer…
By: DivineCaroline.com / March 20, 2009

Italian Hookers Have New Habits

While every girl wants to stop traffic, Italian women are being accused of causing car accidents because they’re so damn sexy. Due to these ridiculous claims, the governments in Rome, Milan, and Florence have just passed laws decreeing that women dress and act more modestly. The legislation states that women must refrain from “adopting pose…
By: Simcha / September 26, 2008

Lip Taken Out Of Service

The 670,000 women in the British service industry won’t let you call them sweetheart -- or baby, or darling, or sweet cheeks, or even honey. Just like the women in 9 to 5 sans the ball-gagged boss, Women and Equalities Minister Harriet Harman is putting an end to womanizing in overlooked workplaces. Minister…
By: Simcha / April 3, 2008