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Posts tagged "assault"

Famous climber now faces climb to combat domestic abuse charges

Many have probably heard of the saying about being caught "between a rock and a hard place." Aron Ralston lived through at least one extreme situation of that when he got caught in the rocks while alone on a climbing trip in 2003. Adventure and survival story fans probably know of Ralston, who ultimately broke and amputated part of his own arm to get himself out of the deadly situation.

What does Fido have to do with violent crime cases?

What has a wet nose, perky ears, a wagging tail and could be classified as a dangerous or deadly weapon in a criminal case? That's right. According to a New York Times piece, a dog can be seen as a weapon in cases involving assault or even murder charges. 

Colorado athlete's domestic violence case dropped

In a past post, we shared how Denver Nuggets star Ty Lawson attracted attention for his personal and not professional life. He and his pregnant girlfriend were both arrested related to a domestic dispute that Colorado authorities responded to in August.

Charges of violent crime dropped in elderly man's case

What if you got a call letting you know that your grandfather was arrested and charged with assault? Most likely such news would be shocking, if not unsettling. In the case of an elderly Colorado man accused of attacking a parking attendant with his cane, even the district attorney ultimately decided that charging him criminally was wrong.

Is U.S. justice system ignoring DNA evidence in criminal cases?

TV shows and movies make it seem pretty black and white. If a person is guily of a crime, he goes to jail. If a person is innocent, he leaves the courtroom with a smile on his face and his family by his side. Unfortunately, the real world is not always so simple. 

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