Imagine borrowing a car from someone you know, or perhaps getting a ride to work from a friend. The police stop the car. They tell you that, unbeknownst to you, the car had previously been stolen. They cuff you and charge you with a Class 2 felony, regardless of whether you knew about the crime or who happened to be driving. Sound fair? Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other proponents of a bill working its way through Springfield, SB 2339, seem to think so. OPINION The bill’s stated intention is to deter car theft in Chicago, a very serious issue, and one that often involves teenagers. To that end the bill includes a provision allowing law enforcement to detain minors suspected in such crimes for weeks before they go to trial, pending a “psychological evaluation.” Critics of the bill, myself included, have serious concerns about how long teenagers not convicted of any crime would be kept in detention waiting for one of our overtaxed mental health professionals to become … [Read more...] about Don’t lock up teens for car theft if it’s unclear they knew the car was stolen
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Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 6:50 PM EDT TAUNTON, Mass. -- It was a powerful encounter with Mother Nature for a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, CBS Boston reports. Elly Alves had just picked her daughter, Amary, up from school when they saw what looked like a large fireball hit the side of the car. "The lightning just went straight to my car and went boom," said Alves. "It was very, very loud." "It sounded like a bomb just hit the car," the daughter told CBS Boston.The tire rim absorbed the brunt of the strike and it now has a small burn mark. It also struck fear in both of them. "The car was smelling, a burning smell, and it worried me a little," Alves said. "I thought the car was going to explode."Alves stopped the car and they jumped out on instinct, running away from it."We panicked, we didn't know what to do," Alves said. "But then I said we better get back in the car."Amary says as they continued to drive, the smoke still worried them, so they decided to drive to a police … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo “It sounded like a bomb just hit the car”: Mom, daughter survive lightning strike
It was 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Trinity Brady had to get to the gym.Never mind that the Lawrence North freshman had won a sectional title the night before. The reward was another game, which meant she had to get better. The sky was clear and I-65 South was dry. Brady’s cousin Garrett Holland was driving the black Lincoln MKT. Trinity was in the passenger seat. Her younger brother Vincent sat in the back seat next to Holland's friend, Tim. They were having a competition to see who could fit the most Sour WarHeads in their mouth. Kevin Gates was playing on the radio. Holland was in the left lane, next to a semi-truck. The truck's trailer started to weave. The truck was too long for Holland to pass in time. As he veered onto the emergency shoulder, the trailer began tipping over. “How he was tipping,” Holland recalled, “we knew we were dead.” *** Jamie Brady was on the phone when her daughter Trinity … [Read more...] about The semi crushed the car. Trinity Brady screamed ‘I want my mom.’ Then, the phone died.
A few minutes can be the difference between life and death for someone who is bleeding profusely. While waiting for police or emergency medical services to arrive, individuals already at the scene can significantly increase an injured person’s chance of surviving if they can stop or control the bleeding. Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services hosted two Stop the Bleed training events at the Hempfield recCenter in Landisville this weekend to prepare citizens for how to do just that. The free event attracted 55 people on Saturday and 65 on Sunday. Stop the Bleed is a national program led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The program was formed after an analysis of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting showed some victims could have lived had their bleeding been controlled. Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services will host more Stop the Bleed training events throughout the year. Information about upcoming events can be found on the … [Read more...] about More than 100 Lancaster County residents learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’
Precious Wilmer left her car running when she made a stop at a QuickTrip gas station in Clayton County, Georgia. Her two children, 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport, were in the car when she went inside to pay for her gas. But when she returned to her car Wednesday afternoon, police say, Wilmer saw someone driving it away, according to the Associated Press. She could do nothing but watch as her 2009 black Chevy Equinox drove away with both Ava and Arya in the back, according to WCNC. Authorities say that Khyree Swift and an unnamed 16-year-old stole the car — and allegedly dumped both children on the side of a road in freezing temperatures, 11Alive reported. Georgia State University police Chief Joseph Spillane told WSB-TV2 that he was on the way to the airport when he saw the car zip through a red light. He dismissed it at first as someone struggling with the icy terrain, he told the outlet, before seeing Arya wandering down the road. She only had one … [Read more...] about Two kids were in the car he stole from a gas station — so he got rid of them, cops say