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March 22, 2013

Captain Shawn Welch was reprimanded for pepper spraying a restrained inmate.

Officer Fired Then Rehired After Pepper Spraying a Restrained Inmate

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow A recent video showing an officer in a Maine correctional facility pepper spraying an inmate while he is restrained has been leaked. Captain Shawn Welch sprayed inmate Paul Schlosser in his face at point blank range, although the menacing spray is meant to be used on large crowd from a distance of six feet. Welch then taunts the man as he pleads for help. Inmate Paul…

Quick-thinking teen foils home invaders by hiding in closet and calling cops

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    Doyin Oladipupo, 15, dropped a dime on three hapless home invaders Tuesday, who fled the scene straight into the arms of waiting cops. The quick-witted California teen was alone at about 1 p.m. in her Chula Vista home on the 100 block of Avenida Altamira when the doorbell rang — and then to her mounting alarm the security system went off. She swiftly grabbed a cordless phone, kicked…

David Ranta a free man after spending 23 years behind bars for murder he did not commit

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    More than two decades after he declared himself innocent, wrongfully convicted David Ranta was freed Thursday in the killing of a beloved Brooklyn rabbi. Carrying a purple laundry bag with all his belongings inside, Ranta, 58, smiled widely at waiting family members who hadn’t seen him outside jail in 23 years. Among them was his pregnant daughter, just an infant when he was convicted in the 1990 slaying…