Man killed in vigilante justice in Jamaica following murder of eight-year-old

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Police are probing the murder of a 26-year-old man who was apparently killed in vigilante justice in Jamaica. He was killed by a mob seeking vengeance for the death of an eight-year-old school child, whose body was found in bushes in Blue Hole, Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew, a parish, situated in the island’s southeast.Parliamentary representative for the St Andrew West Rural constituency, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, condemned the killing, saying “I’m in disbelief because you never want jungle justice because you don’t know if you’re getting the right person and at this time we don’t know and we can’t take the law into our own hands”.8-year old female murderedThe mob had accused Miguel Williams of being involved in the murder of Shantae Skyers, who had been reported missing on her way from school last Tuesday.The authorities said her body was found amongst rubble by a search party led by officers from the St Andrew North Police Division.Beaten and burned Media reports said that Williams was beaten and his body burnt on Wednesday as the angry residents sought justice for the murder of the Red Hills Primary School student. The mob also set fire to his home.Relatives said Williams suffers from a mental condition, and Cuthbert-Flynn said she would be contacting the National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang about maintaining police presence in the community as residents have threatened further action.last_img read more

Donald Sterling’s lawyer threatens to sue NBA, says Clippers owner won’t pay fine

first_imgClippers owner Donald Sterling has hired antitrust lawyer Maxwell Blecher and threatened to sue the NBA, a league source first reported the news.Blecher wrote a letter to NBA executive vice president and general counsel Rick Buchanan, claiming that his client — banned from NBA activities for life more than two weeks ago for racist comments — had done nothing wrong and that “no punishment is warranted.” The letter was a rejection of Buchanan’s request that Sterling pay a $2.5 million fine, which NBA commissioner Adam Silver had levied on him on April 29.Blecher also argued in the letter that Sterling has not violated any articles in the NBA constitution, and that the league in turn has violated his client’s “due process rights.” Sterling reportedly signed moral and ethical contracts with the league in the past. In late April, TMZ and Deadspin released audio of him telling female friend V. Stiviano not to associate with African Americans — including Johnson — and not to bring them to his games.The Clippers lost several corporate sponsors in the wake of the news, and risked a player boycott before Silver banned Sterling for life.By refusing to pay his fine, Sterling may also violate Article 13(c), which states that owners who “fail to pay any dues or other indebtedness owing to the Association within thirty (30) days after Written Notice from the Commissioner of default in such payment” may also have their interest in a team terminated.Sterling did not comment during the CNN interview when asked whether or not he would sue the league, appearing to hold out hope that his fellow owners might decide not to force him out. Blecher was named the 1998 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California. Over a decade before that, he defeated the NFL in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League, a case that followed the Oakland Raiders’ move to Southern California.When Sterling finally broke his silence earlier this week, he apologized repeatedly in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Sterling said in the Monday broadcast, one that only generated more backlash due to his attack on Magic Johnson. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”That admission could make Sterling’s case against the NBA more difficult.The league is expected to base its argument against the 80-year-old owner on Article 13(d) of its constitution, which stipulates that owners who “fail or refuse to fulfill its contractual obligations to the Association, its Members, Players, or any other third party in such a way as to affect the Association or its Members adversely” can be ousted with a three-fourths majority vote.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, August 14, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, August 14, 2014:•10:30 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 1400 block N. Day, Wellington.•1:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block Circle Dr, Wellington.•Bobby L. Altis, 18, Wellington was served a summons to appear for harassment by telecommunication device.•Brian S. Boor, 22, Wellington was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.•Katie L. Harrington, 24, Wellington was served a Summons to Appear for two dogs at large.•5:14 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated burglary, theft and conspiracy by a known suspect(s) in the 1300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•6:40 p.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 23, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated burglary and theft.•6:40 p.m. Clinton E. Jeffery, 22, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated burglary, theft and conspiracy.•9:02 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 200 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•9:09 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9:32 p.m. Michael T. Dwyer, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property.•10:23 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 1000 block N. Plum, Wellington.•11:57 p.m. Alexander S. Hart, 20, Haysville, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more