Sunday, September 9, 2012

Video: Miley Cyrus intruder arrested

Watch video where LAPD capture intruder who was trying to enter Miley Cyrus' home: Jason Luis Rivera


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Video: Drew Peterson tells reporter 'God you're hot' and secret recordings

America's most famous murdering womanizer has been found guilty and faces up to 60 years behind bars.

Check out this video where Peterson tells a news reporter, "God you're hot" as well as statements his friends secretly recorded. After Peterson's fourth wife disappeared, his friends began to doubt his credibility.


Video: Drew Peterson hearsay hearing

This is an old video, but in light of the fact that Drew Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder, and his attorneys plan to appeal based on hearsay evidence, I thought it warranted another look.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Video: Police provide update regarding Denver 'Radio Shack' hostage situation

The following video is form the Denver Post and provides an update and look at a growing situation happening in Denver. According to the Denver Police Department at approximately 10:40 am, at least one suspect held one person hostage inside a local Radio Shack. The store is located at Colfax Avenue and Glencoe Street with a physical address of 5300 Blk. E. Colfax Avenue. The Denver Police are providing updates on the situation through Facebook and Twitter and state they have an officer inside the building along with SWAT and are in current negotiations with the suspect.

Police first stated that they were responding to a robbery in progress and have issued alerts for citizens to clear the area. The Denver Police Department states that negotiations are underway, however, FOX affiliate KDVR spoke with someone who allegedly knows the suspect. Their source says there are two suspects in the Radio Shack building. According to KDVR, two suspects attempted to rob a neighboring Payday Loans store when their plan backfired. They fired shots at police, grabbed a hostage, and took cover in the neighboring Radio Shack.

You may see live coverage as available here: Watch Live Video of Radio Shack Standoff (hostage situation)
Another press conference is scheduled for 3 pm.






Watch Denver Radio Shack Standoff live video

Watch live coverage from breaking news in Denver. A gunman is holding hostages at a local Radio Shack. Watch live streaming news video from FOX.

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Drew Peterson guilty in murder of third wife, Kathleen Savio (video)

Drew Peterson guilty in the murder of third wife, Kathleen Savio.

He was found guilty of first degree murder on September 6, 2012 and faces up to 60 years in prison.

Peterson plans to appeal.




View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.

Monday, September 3, 2012

History of the Florida Department of Corrections

As seen on Examiner.com


Residents of Florida can learn fascinating history through the Florida Department of Corrections timeline. Beginning at 1821, when Florida became a U.S. territory, the time line traces the history of prisons and correctional facilities until present time. The timeline is referred to as “Centuries of Progress”.
The site is rich with photographs detailing the progress Florida has made, and shows that Florida didn’t have its first prison facility until 1868 when the Chattahoochee Penitentiary accepted its first inmate, Calvin Williams. Mr. Williams had been convicted of larceny in November 1868 and served one year at Chattahoochee.
It doesn’t take long before a reading of the timeline alerts you to the reality that abuse was common throughout the earliest stages of the Florida correctional department. Intense labor, floggings, and being shackled 24 hours per day were the norm. Many of Florida’s earliest prisoners died, nameless and buried in caskets crafted from simple pine boxes.
The timeline also features some of the most historical moments throughout the Florida Department of Corrections. You can read about the Aycock fire of 1905, the first Florida prison insurrection on November 12, 1914, Florida’s infamous chain gangs, and see photos of “sweat boxes”. These were structures, typically 6' x 6' x 3’ where several men might be locked inside as punishment. Many of these abuses went unnoticed until the brutal death of Martin Tabert, at the hands of a prison guard.
Inmates built the first electric chair in 1922; it was proposed to be a more humane death than hanging. The first Florida inmate executed by the electric chair was an African American male, Frank Johnson; he was executed on October 7, 1924.
Sunbeam Prison Camp was described as a hellhole on earth, and was the location of the infamous chain gang hanging. The case of Arthur Maillefert went to trial and was said to be the most brutal case of abuse they had yet to see in a Florida prison.
Click below to see the timeline.

Florida Department of Corrections Timeline


Important resources available online.
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Florida Sweat Box Arthur Maillefet (Time Article first published on Oct.24, 1932)

 Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections

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