Showing posts from October, 2015

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 26, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Indiana judge overturns ban on 'ballot selfies'
An Indiana judge overturned the state's so-called "ballot selfies law," allowing the state's residents to once again take selfies with their completed ballots. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled the law, which took effect July 1, was unconstitutional because it barred constitutionally protected speech -- specifically, taking photos of one's own completed ballot while casting a vote and distributing it "using social media or by any other means." The law, which carried penalties of up to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, was challenged in a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. Barker sided with the ACLU, saying the state failed to demonstrate a need for the ban. "The State has entirely failed to identify any suc…

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 19, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Florida woman arrested, jailed after web streaming her DUI, police say
A Florida woman was arrested and thrown in jail over the weekend, allegedly for driving home from a party drunk -- which she opted to broadcast live over the Internet. Whitney Beall, 23, left the party Friday night and got into her vehicle. According to police, she was intoxicated and should not have been driving. Apparently, she then used her phone to live stream her drive home via the broadcasting service Periscope. "I'm (expletive) drunk," she said on the broadcast, audibly slurring some of her words. "I think uh, a flat tire. This is horrible," she added. In a Facebook post, Authorities said Beall stated multiple times during the broadcast that she had a flat tire, that she didn't know where she was and t…

Phoebe the Cyber Crime Dog's Eye Appointment was a Thumbs UP!!!

Took Phoebe in for her four month eye appointment this morning. This was deemed excellent - no signs of discomfort were noted, although the left eye had some scarring. She will have to have eye drops in the left eye until her next exam in June 2016. Thank fully the eye drops are only $10 for each tube. The doctor was very pleased! The dilated her eyes for the tests, so she is snoozing under the pool table for a few hours until her eyes return to normal. She was a good girl and got some snacks from the vet office and when I took her to Petco, I got her another one. Please share her fundraising page - I am hoping to reach at least 3/4 of our goal soon. That would make it easier for us to pay off the loan. Thank you and Phoebe says ROO ROO!

Phoebe the Crime Dog Update

Read her update at her GoFundMe page today.