Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ex-Pa. chief allegedly made lewd remark during EMS training

Chief had been suspended since Sept. 16, a day after he allegedly fondled a woman who had gone to the fire station to apply for a job

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Jeannette's former fire chief was charged with harassment for allegedly making a lewd remark to a woman during a training exercise at Jeannette Emergency Medical Services.

Westmoreland County Detectives filed the misdemeanor charge on Monday against Randy Dubich. According to the criminal complaint, Dubich was at the EMS garage for a training session Feb. 19 when he made the lewd remark. He then said, "What do you think about that?"

The incident allegedly took place just one week after Dubich returned to his job as chief. He had been suspended since Sept. 16, a day after he allegedly fondled a woman who had gone to the fire station to apply for a job.

On Nov. 12, he was charged with a misdemeanor count of indecent assault in connection with that incident. Dubich was first suspended with pay, but the day the charges were filed, his status was changed to suspension without pay.

Read Paul Paterra's whole story: HERE

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Facebook murder picture horror inspires bill

ALBANY -- Two years after a medical responder posted a Facebook photo of a murdered Staten Island woman, state lawmakers are pushing to beef up the penalties for such acts.

A group of Staten Island legislators, including the members of the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference, introduced bills in the Senate and Assembly on Wednesday that would make it a felony for an on-duty public servant to take a picture or video of a crime scene for private use, such as Facebook distribution.

Under current state law, the maximum penalty is a misdemeanor.

Read More: Here

Law Office of David J. Givot

Ex-NYC medic sued for corpse photos posted on Facebook

NEW YORK — The parents of a murdered woman are suing Facebook for refusing to remove photos of their daughter's strangled body posted by a paramedic.

Paramedic Mark Musarella was one of the first on the scene after Caroline Wimmer was found strangled in her apartment on Staten Island, N.Y., two years ago. She was found by her parents with a hair-dryer cord wrapped around her neck.

Read More: Here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

L.A. County Sheriff's Department to dismiss 6 deputies involved in Montebello assault

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has begun termination proceedings against six deputies who were part of what officials are describing as an aggressive group that may have used gang-like hand signs to identify themselves before allegedly assaulting two fellow deputies at a Christmas party last year.

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L.A. County Sheriff's Department to dismiss 6 deputies involved in Montebello assault

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Join the Long Beach Life Savers for a FREE Workshop

The Only Way to Protect Your Rights is to Know Your Rights

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 9:45 to 11:30AM at Marshall Academy of the Arts in Long Beach, the Long Beach "Life Savers" will present the first in a series of free educational workshop programs designed to help regular people defend their rights, avoid scams, and protect their financial health in this down economy.

"This is not a sales pitch," says Long Beach Immigration Attorney, Alice Tadros. "There will be nothing for sale. It is just vital information that most people never get to learn."

The Long Beach "Life Savers" is a group of attorneys and professionals who have banded together to give back to the community by providing the most important commodity of all: Information. "When people know the rules that others are playing by, the game is more fair." Said Veronica Guzman, a Landlord/Tenant Attorney.

The first program will feature information and advice from Attorneys who practice Immigration, Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant, Estate Planning, and Criminal Defense. Plus, participants will hear from experts in dealing with the IRS, the down Real Estate market, and protection for small business owners. Julaine Wagoner of Remax College Park did not mince words: "The goal of the Long Beach "Life Savers" is simply to help people not get hurt and the more we know about how things really work, the better off we will be."

Marshall Academy of the Arts is located at 5870 E. Wardlow Road in Long Beach and doors open at 9:30AM. The event is free and open to the public. This is an information only session. No product or service will be offered or sold. For more information, contact Julaine Wagoner at (562) 234-8888 or Amy Becker (562) 489-6979.

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