Law Enforcement

Officer Stops Cane-Using Old Lady From Delaying Traffic in LA

In Los Angeles last week, 82-year-old Mayvis Coyle blatantly held up traffic while she shuffled across Foothill Boulevard with her cane.  Coyle later claimed she did not have enough time to get across the five-lane boulevard before the light changed. …



South African Police Shoot Invisible Man

On Friday, an East Rand flying squad shot a man wearing muti after he stole a bakkie from Limpopo. I know: not again. The translation (and I did have to do some research), is that a South African special police…


Police Stop Knife Fight Involving Banana Boy

In December, 2005, police in Hudson Falls, New York, came upon a street fight and leapt out of their car to break it up.  Members of the crowd that had gathered shouted "he's stabbing him!" and Deputy Shawn Lovelace saw…


South Korea to Issue Indictments by Cell Phone

Reuters News reported yesterday that, starting today, prosecutors in South Korea will be informing people they have been indicted by sending a text message via cell phone. U R N DITD — CALL ME! 8-P Officials said that the text…



Chicken-Wing Assault Leaves None Dead, Three Under Arrest

Beverly Campbell objected to being stopped by police on September 23, for allegedly driving the wrong way down a one-way street.  Campbell, who is 61 and had just left a party at a local community center, was arrested after assaulting…



Ban Sought on Using Defendant’s Nickname

Arguments were held Friday in a Pennsylvania criminal case about whether the defendant may be referred to as "scuz" during the course of his murder trial.  Defense attorney Laurence Harmelin argued that the term would prejudice the jury, and cited…