“On the night of January 28, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jim Morrison was arrested at the Pussycat a’ Go Go for public drunkenness and vagrancy. Apparently, Jim was beat up by the bouncers because he was smoking a cigarette like it was a joint. One of the bouncers hit Jim over the head with a billyclub which caused Jim’s head to bleed. Chaos ensued and the cops arrived and Jim was arrested. On the ride to the station and while being booked, Jim was livid and incited the cops who threatened to beat him up after their shift ended.”
A 10-second video showing a blacktip shark being dragged behind a speedboat has led to the arrest of three men on charges of aggravated animal cruelty, Florida prosecutors said this week.
The suspects, Michael R. Wenzel, 21; Spencer B. Heintz, 23; and Robert L. Benac III, 28, were the subjects of a four-month investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and state prosecutors after the video was widely seen online.
In addition to two counts each of aggravated animal cruelty - a third-degree felony - Mr Wenzel and Mr Benac were also charged with a misdemeanour alleging that they took a shark from state waters using unlawful methods.
Federal prosecutors targeting anti-Trump protesters are relying on video evidence from Project Veritas, a far-right group under fire this week for allegedly trying to dupe the Washington Post with a false story of sexual misconduct.
The US attorney’s office submitted the footage in court on Tuesday as part of an ongoing trial against activists who protested Donald Trump’s inauguration and now face conspiracy and rioting charges that could lead to decades in prison.
During demonstrations that erupted across the nation after the election of President Trump last year, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested hundreds of protesters — far more than any other law enforcement agency in the country.
Of the 462 people arrested during marches that wound through downtown, Westlake and onto the 101 Freeway between Nov. 7 and Nov. 12, most were held on suspicion of blocking a roadway or failing to disperse after officers declared unlawful assemblies.
But nearly a year later, a Los Angeles Times analysis of arrest records shows, the LAPD has sought formal charges in only 10 cases, and prosecutors have filed charges against just three people. In all, three felony cases were filed with prosecutors, but two were dismissed due to lack of evidence, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Of seven misdemeanor cases presented to the city attorney’s office, only two resulted in charges, according to spokesman Rob Wilcox.
The low number of charges has renewed criticism that the LAPD was too aggressive in arresting protesters. Civil liberties advocates said the LAPD tactics used last year could deter people from exercising their 1st Amendment rights.
Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said Monday.
Three people were jailed and seven were cited and released following Sunday’s incident, Officer Jacinto Rivera said. No injuries were reported.
The protest had been organized by activists upset about the May 14 death of 40-year-old Tashii Brown.
Department officials say an officer fired a stun gun at him seven times, punched him and placed him in what police say was an unauthorized neck hold.