Death Row Release

After 22 years on death row, Paul House will appear in court on Friday for a bail hearing that could set him free. Paul House was convicted back in 1986 for the murder of a young mother. The young mother, Carolyn Muncey was brutally murdered in 1986 in Union County, Tennessee.

In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Paul House would have not been convicted based upon new evidence found years after the case was tried. A Federal Judge has ruled if the case is not retried by June 17, Paul House will be released.

Paul Phillips, District Attorney has stated that he will retry the case however he won’t seek the death penalty.

Under criminal law a person whom has been convicted of a crime has the right to appeal the case. After a conviction. the House has the right to reverse their decision and retry the case. If the District Attorney decides not to retry the case the defendant can be released without further charges.

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Text Messages While Driving

Latest studies have shown that text messages while driving is becoming a common cause in car accident throughout the United States. Recent studies have shown that text messaging is just as dangerous as driving after having a few alcoholic beverages. The majority of people that are driving with texting are young people with very fews behind the wheel. A Harvard study indicated that drivers using cell phones are 4-5 times more likely to be involved in a auto accident than non-users.

Last month the New York State Senate has passed measures that would make text messages illegal while operating a motor vehicle. The bill was sent to the assembly and the penalty would be a $100.00 fine. New York State was the first state to take the initiative to make it illegal to use a cell phone while driving.

*Last month Washington State was the first state to ban text messaging while driving.

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Car Accident & Investigation

This morning a man was driving in Washington County, Maryland and was involved in a car accident that resulted in serious injury. The driver was allegedly driving on a no pass zone during this mornings commute. While trying to pass several cars the driver was met by oncoming traffic.

Trying to avoid the oncoming traffic the man tried to swerve back into the lane when he lost control of the vehicle. His car immediately went airborne and rolled into a nearby yard. Somehow the man was ejected out of his seat and landed underneath of his vehicle. The witnesses of the accident had to lift the vehicle up and get the man out from underneath the vehicle. Immediately the man was sent to shock trauma where his injuries are still unknown.

The unfortunate circumstance is that the man probably will be faced with reckless driving amongst other charges. In Maryland reckless driving is considered one of the more severe traffic violations within the state and more most likely the driver will be facing misdemeanor charges that could result in a jail sentence.

Maryland Transportation Code for reckless driving states:

ยง 21-901.1.

(a) A person is guilty of reckless driving if he drives a motor vehicle:

(1) In wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property; or

(2) In a manner that indicates a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.

(b) A person is guilty of negligent driving if he drives a motor vehicle in a careless or imprudent manner that endangers any property or the life or person of any individual.

The owner of the property could have the right to seek compensation for any damages to his or her property. The accident is still under investigation.

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Hit & Run in Hartford

a 78 year old man was hit by a car today in Hartford, Connecticut. The man was crossing a street and an upcoming car struck the man and tossed him up in the air. The car that hit the man decided to proceed and did not stop at the scene of the accident. A hit and run is considered a violent crime and if the driver is caught he or she will be charged with a felony.

The scene was captured on video and while there wasn’t a positive description of the vehicle, the video showed pedestrians doing nothing. While the victim lay in the middle of the road, nine cars were reported passing him and not stopping to help out the victim.

Unfortunately, there was no positive identification of the vehicle however news sources have been reporting the accident in hopes that someone will come forward with a positive description of the car and the driver.

This is the second violent crime in the city of Hartford this week. Earlier this week Deputy Mayor Nicholas Carbone was beaten and then robed while walking to breakfast.

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Rezko Convicted

Antoin Rezko long time friend of Barrack Obama and partner was convicted Wednesday, June 4th of a series of white collar crimes. Mr. Rezko was being charge of money laundering, fraud and aiding and abetting. Mr. Rezko was ultimately convicted of six counts of mail fraud, six counts of wire fraud, two counts of aiding and abetting bribery and two counts of money laundering.

This is a huge development considering the negative consequence to Barrack Obama’s campaign for presidency. Barrack Obama put out a statement Wednesday afternoon stating that he was sadden by the verdict. Once again Barrack Obama tried to distance himself yet again from past associations with controversial figures. Barrack Obama’s problems continue to snowball in the wrong direction. His relationships with Rezko, William Ayers, Reverend Jeremiah Wright and “father” Pflegler all will be dissected by the republican party during the general election. These associations will be huge hurdles for Senator Obama over the next 6 months.

Senator Obama will also have to figure a way to distance himself with the negative comments made towards middle class voters in Pennsylvania in which he said they cling to their guns and religion during trying times.

While Obama is fighting to keep the little reputation he has intact amongst white working class voters and women, Mr. Rezko will be sentenced as a white collar criminal. The platform that Mr. Obama stands upon of changing America could be considered as political jargon for some. Mr. Obama supported and has been supported by Mr. Rezko in the past. According to the FBI, while collar crimes cost the United States over $300 billion annually. The question that some voters may have at the polls is of the $300 billion dollars we spend annually, how much money have we spend investigating Barrack Obama past associations?

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