Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rihanna Will Testify

News of the expected: Rihanna will testify against Chris Brown.

In the latest news from the Chris Brown trial, Rihanna is expected to testify. This, while seemingly not news given the fact that the DA has subpoena power, is actually significant. Newly enacted Prop 9 (Marsy's Law) gives crime victims considerable say about whether or not they will participate in the prosecution.

Here is a recap:

  • Lawyer says singer has cleared her schedule to comply with a subpoena
  • Chris Brown previously said he hoped to resolve the case without public testimony
  • Judge: Leak of photo showing Rihanna with bloodied face won't hinder prosecution
  • Brown allegedly attacked Rihanna after she found text from another woman

Dress Warm will continue to follow and comment, should they ever get the trial off the ground.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hall of Famer Sacked by DUI Cops

Legendary NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith arrested for his 3rd DUI.

Well, fire up the lawyers because Bruce Smith has been arrested for his 3rd DUI. Of note is the fact the he beat his first 2 DUI arrests. Smith may just beat this one as well because he refused to take a chemical test. While I dont know what the law is with respect to refusals in Virginia, the cops and the DA will have to prove that he drove under the influence without any actual evidence of what his Blood Alcohol Content was. Remember, as it is not illegal to drink and drive (provided you are under the limit), the smell of alcohol will not convict anyone.

My money is on Bruce to beat number 3 which, unofficially, will be a record. Dress Warm will follow the case and update accordingly. Cheers!

Suspects Use the Jedi Mind Trick to Rob Jewlery Store

The force apparently runs strong with these brazen jewel theives in Beverly Hills. I will have to remember to get my fee up front, if they need representation when caught.

Police in Beverly Hills are searching for a pair of jewelry thieves that use distraction techniques to steal expensive items without anyone noticing.Police officers say there have been a series of these robberies throughout the Beverly Hills area over the past several weeks. They are focusing on two thieves that may or may not be working together.

Police in Beverly Hills are searching for a pair of jewelry thieves that use distraction techniques to steal expensive items without anyone noticing.Police officers say there have been a series of these robberies throughout the Beverly Hills area over the past several weeks. They are focusing on two thieves that may or may not be working together. Both incidents were caught by surveillance cameras.In the first incident on March 31st, a thief posing as a customer steals an $18,000 ring right in front of the sales clerk. He distracts the clerk who is showing him a tray of expensive items and snatches the ring right from under her nose. The clerk told investigators she wasn't sure what happened to the ring, but was afraid to embarass the potential customer.In a second incident, also caught on tape, a man distracts the sales employees by talking on his cell phone while walking around the store. When no one is looking, he opens a drawer and grabs $100,000 worth of jewels. The same thief struck two different stores on May 1st and May 7th.Investigators say what makes these crime even more brazen is that security cameras can be seen in several locations with the stores.

Both incidents were caught by surveillance cameras.In the first incident on March 31st, a thief posing as a customer steals an $18,000 ring right in front of the sales clerk. He distracts the clerk who is showing him a tray of expensive items and snatches the ring right from under her nose. The clerk told investigators she wasn't sure what happened to the ring, but was afraid to embarass the potential customer.In a second incident, also caught on tape, a man distracts the sales employees by talking on his cell phone while walking around the store. When no one is looking, he opens a drawer and grabs $100,000 worth of jewels. The same thief struck two different stores on May 1st and May 7th.

Investigators say what makes these crime even more brazen is that security cameras can be seen in several locations with the stores.



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