To handle cases like last year’s fatal arrest of Eric Garner, the New York Police Department (NYPD) started a three-day course to improve the behavior of police force. During the course, the officers are taught how to discourage verbal abuse and needless physical force. The message to every officer of the department was to stay cool.
Goldman Sachs Group’s former programmer Sergey Aleynikov was found guilty in the high-frequency trading code theft case. The case showed the intricacy of using existing law for protecting technology central to financial markets. Aleynikov’s laborious efforts helped inspire Michael Lewis’s ‘Flash Boys’.
On Wednesday, a Massachusetts jury found Aaron Hernandez, a former football tight end, guilty of first-degree murder.
The decision by the jury in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River is considered to be a surprising judgment. The jury said that Hernandez, 25, acted with ‘extreme atrocity or cruelty’ in the incident, which took place in June 2013.
Mark Zuckerberg has been accused by his would-be neighbor Mircea Voskerician for breaking promise he made in 2012. Part time real estate developer Mircea Voskerician signed a contract to develop a property behind Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto residence in 2012. However, Zuckerberg objected to the development of 9,600 square feet home behind his residence as he was concerned about his privacy.
On Tuesday, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals proposed to give courts an unprecedented authority over grand jury proceedings involving police.
In his annual address in Albany, Lippman said the public's trust in the justice system has been shaken by the secretive proceedings that did not lead to indictments.
A 28-year-old, man charged with running a revenge-porn site that featured nude images has been convicted of 27 felony charges on Monday. On Monday, the San Diego resident Kevin Bollaert has been termed as guilty of identity theft and extortion. According to authorities, Bollaert ran a website where people posted nude images of their previous lovers, names and hometowns without permission.
A marriage license of convicted mass murderer Charles Manson will expire this week. Charles Manson, 80, and his 27-year-old fan, Afton Elaine Burto were issued the license in November last year.
The wedding license gives them the permission to hold a ceremony inside a visiting room at California State Prison, Corcoran.