Not guilty by reason of a lying cop: Prosecutors and judges at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago had a busy day on Tuesday. Seven murder convictions were overturned in a single day. All because of a single cop’s involvement. Former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara was once in charge of the cases made against them. “The bitter fruit of the poisoned tree” sort of thing. At least 70 inmates have claimed that Guevara engaged in police misconduct during his investigations against them. Thus far, 31 of their convictions have been overturned. As of now, Guevara has not been charged with any crime.
Just ‘cause I was loaded, it ain’t my fault: Last week, a refugee from Ukraine with a prior drunk driving conviction was acquitted by a New Hampshire jury on all charges of negligent homicide for the deaths of five United States Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones. Following the fatal June 2019 crash, 26-year-old refugee Volodymyr Zhukovskyy of Ukraine, was charged with seven counts of negligent homicide for allegedly killing five U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones when his trailer, hitched to his pickup truck, hit the motorcyclists. During his trial, the prosecution argued that Zhukovskyy took heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine before he swerved back and forth, and crashed into the motorcyclists. But a judge dismissed eight charges related to whether he was impaired, and his attorney had blamed the lead biker, Albert “Woody” Mazza, saying he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the truck while driving drunk. By all the gods, how could a jury make this decision? How?
On the same trial: First he was an “impaired driver”, then an “undocumented immigrant”, and now he’s a “refugee truck driver”. And how in hell can they call him a “refuge”? It was shown Zhukovskyy has an extensive criminal history including three prior convictions of charges that included possession of cocaine and heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, furnishing false information to an officer, and larceny. He’s not a refugee, he’s a freakin’ thug and we don’t need him in America.
More lousy people: In what’s thought to be one of the biggest dog rescue efforts in the U.S., nearly 4,000 beagles are looking for forever homes after being saved from a Virginia facility that bred them to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments. Federal officials accused Envigo of a chain of animal welfare violations at the facility – including dogs receiving insufficient food, inadequate medical care, housing in filthy conditions and some being euthanized without anesthesia. Between January and July of last year, more than 300 puppy deaths were attributed to “unknown causes” – with the facility not taking any additional steps to investigate the deaths or prevent similar losses in the future. These dogs had never seen or walked on grass before the rescue. There has to be a very special deep hole in Hell for those responsible for this.
Geez, get a life: A Florida Woman this year has made more than 11,000 harassing phone calls to a police emergency communications center, according to cops who say the defendant admitted that she “loves playing this game.” Carla Jefferson, 50, was busted Monday evening on a misdemeanor charge of placing a torrent of phone calls to the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office., The complaint says Jefferson–during a single 24-hour period last month–called the police department’s emergency communications center 512 times. Jefferson, investigators say, “harasses, belittles, swears at, argues with” police employees who answer her calls. “The content of these phone calls are vulgar, threatening, or obscene” and “contain extreme expletives, sexual innuendo, and belittling remarks. Some people really need to get a life, or do life, whichever.