A group called the Society for the Protection of our Constitution has applied to the NPA to issue a warrant for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s arrest when he is in the country for the leadership summit in Johannesburg. The arrest warrant is based on the claim the 2003 invasion of Iraq was illegal because Blair and U.S. President George Bush did not obtain authorization from the U.N. Security council in advance. Blair has admitted he disregarded warnings from Attorney General Lord Goldsmith that the invasion would be illegal.
NCIS star LL Cool J was at home when a burglar tried to enter the premises. He promptly took matters into his own hands by grabbing perpetrator. The actor told his daughter to call 911 and held the man until police arrived. The suspect was arrested and charged on suspicion of burglary. He suffered a number of minor bruises during the incident. LL Cool J was not injured during the incident. According to news sources, the robbery attempt tripped an alarm at the actor’s home which alerted the occupants to the intruder.
The trial of Gary Kasparov is set to begin on August 24, 2012. The former chessmaster was arrested outside of the courthouse in Moscow during the Pussy Riot trial. Kasparov, who was there to attend, not as a protestor, was cornered by police and dragged into a van. Photos released around the world show him being assaulted in the vehicle. Kasparov has been accused of biting a police officer’s hand during the assault, and has told fans through his Facebook page that he has complained to the Investigative Committee of Russia about his illegal arrest and assault.
Brandon J. Raub has been ordered confined to a mental health facility for 30 days without criminal charge following what his family had described as a brief evaluation by a mental health professional over comments the former Marine made on Facebook about 9/11. Government officials have stated that Raub’s comments were the only reason that Virginia’s emergency custody legislation is being used to detain him, based on the reason that Raub needs psychiatric care and is “not ready to go back into society.” Raub claims that his comments on the social networking site have been wrongfully interpreted.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested recently under very bizarre circumstances. According to police, the UFC fighter broke into the Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo, CA, ransacked the interior of the premises, including spraying a fire extinguisher in the interior. When police arrived, Miller was sitting naked on a couch. He has been released on $20,000 bail. Miller has not spoken to the media since his arrest, but has made a statement on his Facebook page. His statement did not clarify the situation, but only indicated that his actions were “socially unacceptable.”
The arrest of banking millionaire Nguyen Duc Kien, one of the country’s best-known businessmen, led to the stock market falling by nearly 5 percent. Shares in the Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank were down almost seven percent after the news broke, and other banking stocks followed suit in its wake. The 48-year-old is facing charges in connection with three private companies, but not in relation to business at ACB, one of of the country’s largest banks. Police did question a senior executive at ACB, but the company declined to comment on the matter.
A former FBI agent has revealed in a report that the man who provided firearms and weapons training to the Black Panther Party prior to the fatal shootouts with Oakland police in the 1960s was a Bureau informant. Richard Masato Aoki had a reputation as a militant, but no one knew he was also filing reports on several groups operating in the San Francisco Bay area. Aoki’s work for the Bureau was verified during research for a book called, “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power.”
Two drug dealers have never escaped from the State Police officers who are doing a patrol surge in the highways of Massachusetts. The authorities have found some 530 grams of heroin in their car. The suspects are now facing two charges; trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws. According to a police report, the driver of the car that carries drugs was speeding and recklessly changing lanes; officers followed them and found the heroin that roughly amounts to $30,000. Active patrolling along the highways is worth it to seize the possible criminals these days.
Arrest rate statistics for two of San Francisco’s largest minority groups have been under reported for years. The state has been publishing incorrect information about the number of Asians and Latinos arrested in the city since at least 1999. The incorrect information has been released in a report entitled, “Crime in California.” As a result, police, federal and state officials do not have accurate information about how often members of minority groups are committing crimes in the city. Concerns about racial profiling in the Latino and African American communities have been an issue for years.
Tom Daley, a British diver who is competing at the summer Olympics has complained to an insensitive tweet from a teenager that directly hits him after not getting a medal. Daley’s father, Robert passed away last year after battling from cancer. The tweet which says, “You let your dad down I hope you know that” heats up online leading to the arrest of a 17-year-old man for a malicious communication. Technically, the police warrant was for a harassment warning, not a criminal conviction. However, if such act is repeated, it will be ground for a harassment case.