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March 2012 Archives

Child pornography charges could lead to sex offender registration

Amid growing efforts to stop child pornography, it is becoming increasingly well known that one doesn't need to actually photograph an underage person in a pornographic manner; one simply needs to be in possession of the images. Our readers should also understand that child pornography need not be a physical photograph but can exist as an image on a computer, a cell phone, DVD or other electronic device.

Man indicted for New Orleans murders occurring in 2007

Murder is always a serious charge. It is even more serious when the person who is killed is a police officer. Such is the case in the indictments that were handed down last week which charged a 27-year-old man with five murders that took place in 2007. One of those he is accused of killing is a New Orleans police officer.

Charlie Sheen's ex-wife gets plea deal in cocaine case

Our readers are probably aware of the recent divorce between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller and their ensuing custody battle. In the midst of that fight, Sheen pointed to Mueller's drug abuse problems in support of denying her custody of their two young sons. While the irony of that situation was apparent to all who looked on, Mueller's struggles with drug abuse is well known.

Two Baton Rouge men charged with selling synthetic marijuana

On Thursday, a grand jury in East Baton Rouge indicted two Baton Rouge men on drug and weapons charges. The charges came after the pair was accused of selling synthetic marijuana from a convenience store on Florida Boulevard. Both men were indicted on two counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics and one counts of illegal carrying of a weapon.

States may get extra highway money in exchange for interlock laws

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, police arrest 1.4 million people for DWI. The group said that about 1.2 million of those arrested are convicted. Only about 249,000 people convicted for DWI use an interlock device. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that about 7,000 lives could be saved each year if people did not drive with a blood-alcohol content over 0.08.

Knighted man loses title to allegations of fraud

A 61-year-old man lost his coveted knighthood title from Antiqua after he was arrested and convicted of fraud and several other charges. Some of the charges include conspiracy and obstructing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into the matter. The U.S. government closed the man's empire in February 2009 and arrested him in June 2009. In his 2012 trial, the government found him guilty on 13 of 14 criminal counts. The man is expected to appeal the government's decision.

High homicide rate in Baton Rouge a major concern, P.2

In our previous post, we noted that homicide rates in Baton Rouge have law enforcement officials concerned and looking for strong solutions. As we mentioned last time, much of the increase in crime is connected to illegal drugs operations made possible by an influx of New Orleans criminal culture following Katrina. At this point, though, Baton Rouge still has a lower homicide rate than New Orleans.

High homicide rate in Baton Rouge a major concern, P.1

The Advocate reports that homicide rates have increased in Baton Rouge in recent years, to the point where it now exceed homicide rates in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Compared to the nation as a whole and to other cities of similar demographic makeup and size, Baton Rouge is not doing well.

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