Crime

15 Year Old Charged With Attempted Murder Over A Pair Of Air Jordans

A 15-year-old Northside Jacksonville boy is being charged as an adult in a shooting over a pair of Michael Jordan sneakers.

A judge certified Antiono Maurice Boykin as an adult this week on charges of attempted murder and shooting deadly missiles, according to jail and arrest records. He is in jail on $1 million bail.

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Insurance Scam Aimed At Low Income Drivers Aided By Police

One evening last month, as custodian Tracy Martin took in a Detroit Pistons game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, her cell phone rang. “They’re towing your car,” her husband, who is paralyzed, told her. Later, when Martin arrived home, she found a flyer left behind by the Highland Park Police, which along with the police departments of neighboring Ecorse and Hamtramck, belonged to the COBRA Multijurisdictional Auto Task Force.

81 Year Old Chicago Woman Shot Day Before Daughter's Funeral

After attending the wake of her 60-year-old daughter, Laverne Burress, on Friday afternoon, Iola Burress, was prevented from going to her funeral on Saturday, after she was caught in another round of violence to hit the city of Chicago.

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Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 40 Years Sues Police Who Framed Him

A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit has sued the Cleveland police officers whom he says framed him in 1975.

With 39 years served, Ricky Jackson, 58, is believed to have served the longest prison sentence in U.S. history for someone wrongfully convicted.

He initially was sentenced to death as an 18-year-old for the slaying of a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland. It later became a life sentence.

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Woman Claims Chicago Cop Punched Her In The Stomach While 8 Months Pregnant

Nicola Robinson has accused a Chicago police officer of punching her in the stomach when she was eight months pregnant, sending her into premature labor.

The incident started Friday night when Robinson and her kids were outside and saw three officers chasing down a drug dealer. She laughed when they were unable to catch him, and that is apparently what set the officer off.

“As I got ready to walk in my building he punched me on my right side as hard as he can,” she told Fox 32.

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Florida Man Robs Home, Then Falls Asleep On the Couch

Apparently robbing a home can be a tiring job.

A Sarasota man has been charged with felony burglary of an occupied dwelling after breaking into a home and falling asleep on the couch over the weekend.

Sarasota Police Officers responded to the 3400 block of Tallywood Lane in Sarasota at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. The victim told Officers she woke up around 7:20 a.m. and found 29-year-old Timothy Bontrage sleeping on her living room couch.

When the victim asked Brontrage who he was and what he was doing in her house, he apologized.

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FTC Sues Cancer Charities Over $187 Million Donation Scam - Largest Charity Fraud In History

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.

Video: Police Shoot and Paralyze Black Homeowner Who Reported Being Robbed

Newly released dashcam footage captured a disturbing scene as Deputies Keith Tyner and Richard Powell of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of 26-year-old Bryant Heyward, who had just been the victim of a home invasion.  Heyward had fended off the two intruders who were threatening his home and his life, only to be critically shot and paralyzed by those who he had desperately called for help.

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Trail Of Macaroni Salad Leads Police Straight To Robbery Suspects

A trail of macaroni salad led police investigators in St. Morris, New York to three suspected burglars on Sunday.

Deputies of the Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary at Build-A-Burger Restaurant in Mt. Morris at 6:30 a.m., after the owners reported their surveillance system and cash register were missing.

The investigation led police to the Greenway Trail, a hiking and biking path, where they found cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and "a steady trail of macaroni salad," according to a news release issued by the office.

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Cop Arrested In Baltimore For Biting Another Man's Testicles During Fight Over Woman

Michael Flaig, an Anne Arundel County cop, was arrested in Baltimore on Cinco de Mayo after he allegedly chomped on a man's testicles during a fight over a woman, WBAL reports.

The victim called 911 at about 11:47 p.m. Tuesday to report that Flaig and another man assaulted him in an alleyway behind a bar. He said he was attacked after telling Flaig to stop inappropriately touching his female roommate. Flaig was off duty.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

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