What Happened in Ferguson?

The circumstances under which Michael Brown died on August 9th are in dispute. According to the police, Brown was shot while fighting the officer for his gun. Some witnesses on the other hand say Mr. Brown’s hands were in the air when the last shots were fired. Other accounts by witnesses seem to concur that the struggle began in Mr. Wilson’s patrol car. Mr. Brown was apparently leaning in through the window, when Mr. Wilson’s firearm went off inside the car. Mr. Brown was then shot as he tried to run away, the officer then ran out of his car and fired at him. Mr. Brown then stopped and turned around to face Mr. Wilson. Accounts of what transpired differ after that, some witnesses are saying that Mr. Brown approached the officer in a seemingly threatening manner, when he was shot. Others claim he was not moving and might have had his in the air when he was killed. The F.B.I. has since opened an inquiry into the shooting. The St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch is handling the case locally even with calls to have it shifted to a special prosecutor. A county grand jury began the hearing on Wednesday. If charges are filed against Wilson, the next phase will involve presenting evidence to the grand jury. It goes to the grand jury, and if a grand jury indicts, an arrest will be made. Opinions differ on what the charge will be, some seem to think that there are no grounds for a first or second degree murder charge claiming that the facts are incomplete and the best they...

Greg Oden in court

NBA agent Greg Oden is facing a felony charge after police stated that he attacked his former girlfriend after a night of partying. The court appearance has been attended on August 13th. The 285 pound Oden is accused of punching his former girlfriend Christina Green in the face several times as well as fracturing a bone in her nose. The bloody incident was brought to an end by the mother of Oden, who was shocked by the commotion. Oden was charged on August 11th with one count of felony, resulting in bodily injuries, also referred to as a Level 5 felony, he was arrested in his mother’s Lawrence home, as stated by the Lawrence Police Department report. Oden is risking a penalty of 1 to 6 years behind bars. Based on court papers, police officers had been called to the property in the 7200 street to Maple Bluff Area for an investigation associated with a wounded man or woman. After arrival, authorities started off speaking to Oden, who was simply outside of the residence. Inside the house, Green was laying on the sofa with blood on her face, She suffered from cuts to her nose and forehead. Blood could be observed on the ground and the couch, there had also been filth coming from a flower pot scattered on the floor, reported by official documents. Just as Christina Green yelled and rejected medical attention, her closest friend explained to law enforcement that Oden smacked Green in the face area, documents stated. Law enforcement reported that Green, to begin with, said to researchers that she fell. She could not reply...

Molly’s Pub Shenanigans

According to The Buffalo, NY State Liquor Authority, it is forbidden for the police officers to work directly for bar owners or to sale and distribute alcohol. So I ask, what were these off duty police officers doing at the Molly’s Pub on the night that Sager (the victim) was attacked and injured and eventually died of his injuries?  And if there was really no connection and wrong doing on the police officers part why were they trying to tamper and conceal the surveillance equipment? According to the victim’s friend the exchange was uncalled-for and if so why was he not given the care he needed as soon as he was pushed or forced down the stairs with a shovel…   And actually for that matter why was there a two handed shovel inside the bar?  Who brings a shovel to a bar? Was the shovel actually planted there for a purpose? I don’t care if you’re just a member of your community or a police officer; everyone should get the same kind of judgment when prosecuted.  Others might think as a police officer you should get harsher punishment since you are the law that others try to obey and you should supposedly know better!! On duty or off duty when you take the oath to serve and protect your communities you should be willing to do so either way. I don’t want to stereotype and say all police officers act the same in situations like these, because that’s not the case but doesn’t these kind of legal news and incidents raise the question as why police officers are so...

Argentina resists US court bringing obligation under national law

Argentina has attempted another lawful move in its endeavors to abstain from paying off US mutual funds that have obtained its obligation and which are declining to tune in a rebuilding. Argentina has tried a new legal move in its efforts to avoid paying off US hedge funds that have acquired its debt and which are refusing to take part in a restructuring. President Cristina Fernandez revealed residential enactment the previous evening that would swap its current bonds, which secured by US law, for new notes legislated by Argentine law. “In the event that bondholders choose in individual or aggregate structure to request a change of the enactment and locale of their bonds… the economy service is approved to execute a swap for new open bonds under neighborhood enactment,” Fernandez said. She said: “This is an alternative bondholders have. It’s not a commitment on the grounds that we can’t force commitments on them as per our agreement. Our contractual commitment is to dependably ensure that they can gather [interest].” Argentina defaulted on its obligation a month ago after a New York court kept the nation from paying enthusiasm to bondholders unless it initially remunerated the fence investments holdouts that are requesting reimbursement in full. A few examiners cautioned regardless of the fact that bondholders acknowledged the swap offer the move could convey legitimate dangers. “Argentina could wind up in disdain,” said Alejo Costa, methodology boss at the Buenos Aires venture bank Puente, alluding to the first US court request precluding premium installment. Argentina is looking to avoid a US court decision keeping it from paying back a few banks....

Catastrophic situations leading to widespread legal turmoil

National and international laws are constantly being broken at some part of the earth or other. Recent cases of killing and catastrophe have stunned the most powerful countries even. The envoy of the Palestine Authorities have recently vented out to the United Nations Human Rights Council that the PA cannot hope to press charges against Israel in the international courts, because terrorists belonging to Palestine are in fact the worse violators of international law themselves. The recent mass killing in Palestine, presents a clear picture of the level of inhumanity that stem from conflicts between nations. As the PA applied for membership in the international agencies, all types of peace talks between the Palestinian and Israel authorities have fell apart. No peace talks All signs of peace talks between Palestine and Israel have fallen apart and many advocates and Palestinian factions have pushed the PA, so that he can sign the Roman statute. This will help him to press all kinds of necessary charges against Israel in the ICC at Hague. But, according to Ibrahim Khreisheh, any such moves is sure to backfire as Israel’s conduct during Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket fire from rocket fire where their forces have always warned civilians before launching any kind of airstrikes, compared to the action of Hamas and some other armed groups. According to Khreisheh, every missile fired by Israel show their lack of humanity, irrespective of whether they hit or missed their target. Removing Israeli civilians from target While launching an appeal to the ICC, Khreisheh states that Palestinian factions will have to commit this in writing that they...