6.03.2022

It's Just the Coffee Talking: Just a few random news articles read over coffee....

 

Just some news articles I read... thought I'd share.







 

Los Angeles DA Gascon's office lands 5-month probation camp sentence for teen who mowed down mom and infant

A California teen convicted of plowing a car into a mother and her 8-month-old son will spend just five months in a diversionary program thanks to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, according to the woman who survived the crash.

Despite shocking surveillance video of the Aug. 6, 2021, incident, numerous eyewitnesses and initial felony charges, the teen will serve his sentence at a "juvenile probation camp," an alternative sentence less severe than juvenile detention.

"I thought those were the last moments of our lives; we were dead," the mother, who asked to be identified only as Rachel, wrote in a victim’s impact statement. "That feeling, along with the memory of a car accelerating directly into us, will haunt me forever."

Multiple videos show the car veering directly at the mother and child while speeding the wrong way down a narrow backstreet with no sidewalks. After mowing them down, the driver attempts to drive away, only to be stopped by another driver who rams the stolen sedan with a pickup.

"I was also told that his record would be wiped clean when he turns 18," she continued. "How on earth can that be? He tried to murder two innocent pedestrians. Murder. And we have video evidence. My child would be dead if I hadn’t been there to protect him."




Bronx rape, robbery suspect, 19, has 19 total arrests

The New York Police Department has arrested a 19-year-old repeat offender accused of raping and robbing a 38-year-old woman in the Bronx.

Martinez was also charged Thursday with attempted murder and assault in the alleged stabbing of a male victim last week. The 19-year-old has 19 total arrests





 

Pizza Hut Features Book About “Drag Kids” Aimed at Children in Pre-Kindergarten

Pizza Hut featured a book about “drag kids” as part of its reading incentive program aimed at children as young as pre-kindergarten.

A book about drag kids titled “Big Wig” was promoted to children as young as 4.

The book celebrates little boys who perform for adults while dressed in wigs, heavy make-up and dresses.



 

Houston-Area Grandfather and His Four Grandsons Killed by Mexican Mafia Member Who Escaped Prison Bus

A Houston-area grandfather and his four grandsons walked into a fatal ambush Thursday at the hands of a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison bus three weeks earlier and had broken into the family’s weekend getaway home in Centerville, leaving friends and relatives “beyond devastated.”

Police, alerted by a relative that had not heard from the grandfather, discovered the five bodies around 6 p.m. Immediately suspecting Lopez and with details of a pickup missing from the residence — and possibly missing firearms — police sent out a statewide alert for the 1999 Chevy Silverado.