Netanyahu’s coalition whip steps down amid graft probe

A politician known for his fierce loyalty to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigned as coalition chairman Wednesday as police investigated allegations against him of corruption and mob ties. “The current situation is making it difficult for me to operate,” David Bitan wrote in a Facebook post, while stressing he would remain a member of parliament… Continue reading “Netanyahu’s coalition whip steps down amid graft probe”

Prosecutors drop charges against 2 who allege cop beat them into confessing

CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges Thursday against two longtime inmates a little more than a week after a judge threw out their confessions because of “bald-faced lies” by a controversial former Chicago police detective. First Assistant State’s Attorney Eric Sussman said prosecutors had “no choice but to dismiss the case” after Judge James… Continue reading “Prosecutors drop charges against 2 who allege cop beat them into confessing”

Revised law sees fall in recorded juvenile crime

Case numbers decline as courts opt for rehabilitation over punishment and criminal records, as Cao Yin reports. The number of court cases involving minors – children age 17 and younger – has fallen by almost 50 percent in the past five years, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Statistics. The report shows… Continue reading “Revised law sees fall in recorded juvenile crime”

We Wrote Some Stuff Today That Wasn’t About Kim Kardashian Too — See Also

Kim Kardashian CLICK CLICK CLICK: Kim Kardashian West is interning at an entertainment law firm. Click on it, there’s no use fighting it. KIRKLAND & ELLIS JOINS THE BONUS PARTY: Apparently most associates are getting 30-40 percent more than market rate. Kathryn has the low down. TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES ATTACK LEGAL IMMIGRANTS: He’s doing it quietly… Continue reading “We Wrote Some Stuff Today That Wasn’t About Kim Kardashian Too — See Also”

Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry

An Argentine judge on Wednesday ordered searches of the navy headquarters and a shipyard as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities in repairs on the submarine that disappeared 35 days ago, judicial sources said. Investigators are trying to determine whether safety and material protocols were fully implemented when the submarine San Juan underwent maintenance and… Continue reading “Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry”

I owe my success to a caring judge

Wang Ming (not his real name), a 24-year-old ex-offender who now studies in France. Wen I stole mobile phones and cash during my high school days, I never thought of myself as a criminal – I just wanted to show courage and stop other people from looking down on me. I knew little about the crime… Continue reading “I owe my success to a caring judge”

Suspects Arrested in Table View With a Hijacked Vehicle [press release]

Western Cape: Eager to protect the community, members of Table View police were patrolling their area during the early hours of this morning when their attention was drawn to a black Hyundai i10 with three male occupants. The members were aware that a similar vehicle was hijacked in Muizenberg on Sunday 2017-12-17 and decided to pull… Continue reading “Suspects Arrested in Table View With a Hijacked Vehicle [press release]”

Head of State Wants Involvement in Fight Against Crime

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, defended Thursday greater participation of society in fighting crime that hits the citizen, damage the economy and the good name of the country. The Head of State, who was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Attorney General and his deputies, said that he intends to halt the… Continue reading “Head of State Wants Involvement in Fight Against Crime”

Calling All Texans: What The Hell Is Going On With Haynes & Boone’s Bonuses?

Haynes and Boone announced its bonuses this week, and with it, the Cravath match has come to Texas. The firm does individualized bonuses, but people in Dallas are telling us that they received a match of the Cravath scale. Thing is, people outside of Texas are telling us that they received more. Like, we’re talking Geico… Continue reading “Calling All Texans: What The Hell Is Going On With Haynes & Boone’s Bonuses?”

Securities commission sets example for other central departments to follow

HUANG WEI, assistant chair of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, appeared in court in Beijing on Tuesday, as a representative of the top securities watchdog in an appeal hearing. Beijing News commented on Thursday: The commission meted out an administrative penalty to Xintai Electric Company in July last year, because the company was caught trying to… Continue reading “Securities commission sets example for other central departments to follow”