Brickbats: Might 2022


Shane Lee Brown, then 23, spent six days in a Las Vegas jail in 2020 after cops arrested him on a warrant for Shane Neal Brown, then 49. Along with the age distinction, Shane Neal Brown is each white and taller than Shane Lee Brown, who’s black. Shane Lee Brown is now suing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division and the Henderson Police Division, which made his preliminary arrest, for civil rights violations, false imprisonment, negligence, and different wrongful conduct.

Erie County, New York, District Legal professional John J. Flynn has charged Amber and Michael Naab with second-degree felony prices of felony possession of a solid instrument. Naab stated the 2 used pretend COVID-19 vaccine playing cards to get right into a Buffalo Payments sport at Highmark Stadium. The Naabs withstand seven years in jail if convicted, however Flynn’s workplace stated he doesn’t anticipate they’ll serve time.

A California Court docket of Enchantment has upheld the firing of two Los Angeles Police Division officers who ignored a name from a supervisor to answer a theft in progress on the Macy’s at Crenshaw Plaza mall. As an alternative of responding to the decision, the 2 officers performed Pokemon Go, catching a Snorlax and a Togetic. The court docket discovered that Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell have been fired for “willfully abdicating their responsibility to help a commanding officer’s response to a theft in progress and enjoying a Pokemon cellular sport whereas on responsibility.”

British Tradition Secretary Nadine Dorries stated the federal government is getting ready laws that might restrict streaming providers from exhibiting comedy that some individuals may discover offensive. Her remarks got here in response to comic Jimmy Carr’s newest Netflix particular. In a single bit, Carr stated that when individuals speak concerning the Holocaust they speak concerning the horror of the 6 million Jewish lives taken by the Nazis however not the hundreds of gypsies who have been killed. “Nobody ever needs to speak about that,” he joked, “as a result of nobody ever needs to speak concerning the positives.”

The Virginia Seashore Police Division used solid DNA reviews linking individuals to crimes to get them to admit or to cooperate with investigators, in accordance with a state investigation. In no less than one case, a solid report supposedly from the Virginia Division of Forensic Science was launched in court docket as proof. The police division stated it stopped utilizing solid DNA reviews final yr, however that the follow was authorized.

Bronx Supreme Court docket Justice David Lewis has tossed convictions towards 133 defendants in instances through which former New York Police Division Detective Joseph Franco testified. Franco has been indicted on 26 counts of felony perjury. Final yr, the Brooklyn district lawyer dismissed 93 different instances that had relied on Franco’s testimony.

Prosecutors have charged Paivi Rasanen, a Finnish member of parliament, with three counts of hate speech for remarks she made about homosexuality. The federal government cited a tweet the place she questioned why the Finnish Lutheran Church was formally supporting Finland’s Pleasure week. The tweet included a picture of Bible verses condemning gay acts. Additionally thought-about proof: a 2004 pamphlet revealed by her church outlining the standard Christian view on sexuality, and a radio interview.

Mexican officers seized 380,000 bins of Kellogg’s cereal in January, claiming that photos of cartoon mascots on the bins violated a regulation barring advertising to youngsters. Whereas many of the bins have been taken from a warehouse, officers additionally raided a number of stores.

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