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Exulam Holman, 32, got so angry on New Year’s Eve with his Uncle, Melvin Clifford, 62, that he gouged out his eyes before pushing him down the stairs. The fight had initially begun when they had an argument over the remote control.
Apparently both Holman and his uncle lived in the home together. After the victim, Clifford, was able to call 911, police officers had come to the home and were able to get more details.
A sheriff’s deputy found him at the bottom of the basement stairs with his hands stretched in front of him and blood streaming from his face, saying ”Please help. I cannot see’ according to a the sheriff’s report.
Mr Clifford’s eyeballs were swollen, dislocated and protruding a quarter-inch from his sockets.
The victim told police that his nephew, Exulam Holman, 32, with whom he lives, broke the remote and pushed him to the kitchen floor.
He said Holman then straddled him and ‘inserted his thumbs into his eyes … and attempted to pry the eyeballs out of the sockets,’ before pushing him down the stairs. The report noted that Holman weighs 280 pounds, about 140 pounds more than his uncle, and is 5 inches taller
Holman wasn’t willing to go easy and was found locked in a bedroom. Luckily, he was arrested for aggravated domestic battery without causing any more fights. He was later held on $1 million bond.
Along with the aggravated domestic battery, he was charged with battery of a person over the age of 60, which holds the same punishment for the first charge, 3 to 7 years in prison.
Sadly, Mr. Clifford will forever be blind in his left eye, and after an operation will only have slight vision in his right eye.
In 1999, Holman allegedly was beaten by a Joliet police officer who was breaking up a dice game, the newspaper reported. He eventually received a $100,000 settlement from the city, and the officer was fired.
Wow. He won a $100,000 settlement and is still off fucking around and beating the crap out of an elderly man, his very own Uncle. This little shit finally got what he’s always deserved and will have to deal with prison life for what he’s done; Not just to his Uncle, but for all the other crap he probably got away with.
- Car Service: ‘Surge Pricing’ Shouldn’t Have Been A Surprise (huffingtonpost.com)
- Police: Illinois man gouged uncle’s eyes out (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Police: Man Gouged Out Uncle’s Eyes During Fight Over TV Remote (dreamindemon.com)
- Police: Illinois man gouges out uncle’s eyes (newsok.com)
- Police: Illinois man gouges out uncle’s eyes (sfgate.com)
- Police: Man Gouges Out Uncle’s Eyes (chicago.cbslocal.com)
Francis George, a Catholic Cardinal, is heard above comparing people involved in the Gay Liberation movement to those of the Ku Klux Klan. When the reporter states that the remark is a rather harsh comparison, George explains that they both have a common enemy: the Catholic Church.
Personally, my belief is that the KKK’s enemy was a majority of the people who live in America, not just those of Catholic descent. And as gays, we don’t have any enemies…we are seen as the enemy. It’s one fucking day, a day that we go out and celebrate who we are despite the belief that who we are is sick… to some people. The parade passes many businesses I’m sure, and if they looked into how their parade affected each business, I’m sure there would never be a parade. This is not a deliberate attack on the church nor is it a protest in any way.
I’m going to go ahead and make a better comparison, that if said on the news, would most certainly cause an uproar:
The Catholic Church is like the Ku Klux Klan. The church discriminates against me because of my sexuality and the KKK discriminated against minorities because of their origins. Fitting, isn’t it?
- Chicago Cardinal Warns of Gay Pride ‘Ku Klux Klan’ Against the Catholic Church: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Cardinal George: LGBT movement could ‘morph into Klu Klux Klan’ (thegrio.com)
- Cardinal George: Chicago Gay Pride Parade Could ‘Morph Into Klu Klux Klan’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Slogan Used By Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Immigrant ‘Know Nothing’ Party (brandtstandard.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Slogan Used By Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Immigrant ‘Know Nothing’ Party (huffingtonpost.com)
Christopher Valdez, 4, was discovered in his home in Chicago, Illinois, shortly before guests were planning to arrive to celebrate his fourth birthday party. The boy’s mother, Crystal Valdez, 28, and her 34-year-old live-in boyfriend Cesar Ruiz had been arrested as well as charged by police for being involved in the child’s death.
Ruiz seems like a low life to begin with, and was already wanted for an unrelated crime. Luckily, they saw it fit to charge Ruiz with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death (which pretty much goes hand in hand). The boy’s mother was also charged with concealing the death, probably due to the fact that she attempted to cover her son’s bruises with concealer. Are you kidding me?! Your son is beaten to death and you try to cover up the fact that he was tortured at the hands of your boyfriend and yourself?!
What makes the crime even more horrific is the revelation that Valdez was accused of abusing the boy in July – and dodged jail.
The boy’s uncle, Joe Valdez – who found the body as he arrived at the home for the birthday party – told the paper: ‘I want justice for my nephew.’
Joe Valdez reportedly ‘got physical with’ Ruiz before they separated and he called 911.
You really have to love our justice system. I mean, look at the death it prevented? Oh wait, it didn’t. You have people in prison for lengthy amounts of time due to marijuana possession and intent to distribute, but people capable of murder as well as child molesters get to see the light of day and continue on torturing their victims. Amazing, isn’t it?!
Sadly, this boy’s mother was a coward and cared more for her boyfriend than she did her child. Children, no matter what age, should always be a priority over a love interest. The first time she saw this man get violent with anyone (dogs included, which he had been known to beat), she should have gotten herself out of that situation for the sake of her children. She’ll have time to reflect while in prison though, without her beloved boyfriend or her other children that managed to live despite residing with Mr. Ruiz.
- Christopher Valdez: Mother, Boyfriend Charged in 4 Year Old’s Death (ibtimes.com)
- Christopher Valdez, 4, Killed On His Birthday In ‘Possible Domestic Situation’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- [VIDEO] Girl Faints After Her Boyfriend Proposes! (practikel.com)
- Mom & Boyfriend Beat 2-Year-Old Son to Death (laist.com)
- Oklahoma couple charged with murder, abuse in death of girl, 3 (newsok.com)
Really? You choose to masturbate behind the podium while teaching a class? Where do you cum? Do you have an obvious orgasm in front of the students? And most importantly, why? What is it that you’re thinking about that would encourage you to do this in a classroom full of students?
Paul LaDuke, 75, is the man who was caught masturbating after a ten-year period of getting away with being a pervert. I’m shocked that he even has a sex drive at his age, yet along to masturbate frequently in a room full of underage children. And what kind of school was this? A Christian school in Schaumburg, Illinois, that is supposed to educate the students about math, history, english, as well as morality through the teachings in the Bible.
A student in his class told another teacher that he “appeared to be masturbating while seated at his podium during class.”
It’s apparent that this student was much more focused on his teachers multi-tasking than his or her own schoolwork. tsk tsk.
- Teacher’s Been Masturbating Behind the Podium This Whole Time [School Daze] (gawker.com)
- Christian School Teacher Accused Of Masturbating Behind Desk (dreamindemon.com)
- Christian Teacher Charged with Pleasuring Himself During Class (towleroad.com)
- Caught Your Kid Masturbating? (webmd.com)
Hachem Gomez, 20, was apparently so hungry that he bust open a window in a drive thru, crawled inside, and began to prepare himself some food to eat because he was hungry. After he put some tenders into a microwave and got himself something to drink, he began to leave the building when the alarm sounded. Gomez was stunned and did not expect an alarm to go off.
The Mr. Beef & Pizza restaurant in Mount Prospect, Illinois was the location that police were called to. Seeing as Gomez came in through the window, he opened up the front doors to allow officers to come inside. While searching the restaurant, police found the tenders in the microwave and were stunned that Gomez had broken in to eat.
He told the police he woke up hungry about 3am, went to the Mr. Beef & Pizza but when no-one answered after he knocked on the door, he broke in and made himself something to eat.
Although Gomez was arrested for breaking and entering, he did say that he ‘was sorry.’ It’s funny to think that this man went to all this trouble because he was hungry. He could have easily gone to a 24-hour drive thru or at the very least, a grocery store. Wouldn’t wither of these options be much easier to accomplish than what he went through.
Well at least Mr. Gomez will be given meals in jail and won’t ever have to wake up hungry again.
Yes, you read that right. You, the paramour, can get hit with a lawsuit that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
They’re known as “alienation of affection” suits, when an “outsider” interferes in a marriage. The suits are allowed in seven states: Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.
The law allowing such legal action dates back to antiquated times when a wife was considered the property of a husband. A broken-hearted hubby could go after his wife’s lover — not with a gun, but with the law.
In modern times, the suits are filed for two reasons: money and revenge. Juries in North Carolina have handed out awards in excess of $1 million on multiple occasions.
“If your spouse is going to cheat, you really would like them to cheat with somebody who has a lot of money,” says Lee Rosen, a North Carolina divorce attorney who deals with alienation of affection cases on a daily basis.
And that’s why many legal experts are paying close attention to the Tiger Woods saga. Will his wife go after an alleged mistress?
Were any of his “transgressions” with someone who is married? If so, the jilted hubby might be able to go after the world’s richest golfer.
It doesn’t matter that Woods lives in Florida, a state where the suits aren’t allowed, legal experts say. If any of Woods’ professed “sins” took place in an alienation of affection state, look out.
“If he had been dating a married woman, there could be the potential for a lucrative recovery,” Rosen says. “You’ve got to have a really affluent paramour that makes for a good target.”
The suits rarely make it to trial. Usually, just the threat of such a lawsuit is enough for an out-of-court settlement.
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“When folks are getting divorced, the threat of having the person’s new boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife dragged into court and the dirty laundry aired … causes enormous pressure,” says Matt Steffey, a law professor at Mississippi College School of Law.
Mississippi has been rocked by a high-profile suit, filed this summer, involving everything from allegations of ski resort trysts to a secret journal ordered kept under seal by a judge.
Better yet, it involves a congressman who once co-sponsored legislation for President George W. Bush to declare 2008 the “National Year of the Bible.”
The son of a prominent federal judge in Mississippi, Chip Pickering was the rising GOP star of the state — hand-picked to succeed Trent Lott in the U.S. Senate. Then, everything unraveled.
Pickering decided not to run for re-election in 2008 after 12 years in the House. At the time, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family. He’s married with five children.
Like a tale from William Faulkner, who penned many a book on Mississippi elite with personal flaws, Pickering’s tumble has been staggering.
“Chip Pickering has fallen far faster than the surrender of Vicksburg,” Steffey says, referring to a key turning point in the Civil War, when Confederates gave up the Mississippi River town.
The real doozy came July 14, when Leisha Pickering filed the alienation of affection suit against her husband’s alleged lover, a socialite named Elizabeth Creekmore-Byrd.
“As a direct and proximate result of the negligent, wrongful and reckless misconduct and behavior of Creekmore-Byrd with Pickering,” the suit says, “plaintiff has suffered damage to the affection and consortium with her husband.”
So hush-hush is the case, lawyers on both sides have reached a confidential agreement to not discuss the case publicly.
The suit, in effect, has branded the once-proud congressman with a Scarlet “A.” “He had certainly fallen from the pinnacle of his professional life and his public life, but it had not yet become a public disgrace,” Steffey says. “And what this lawsuit did is it turned a fall into a disgrace.”
“There’s a particular cast of tragedy when people are undone, not by accidental misfortune, but by their own character defects.”
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Most states have abolished alienation of affection lawsuits. Proponents in the holdout states say the threat of such legal action helps protect the sanctity of marriage.
But, Steffey and Rosen say, alienation of affection suits do just the opposite: They result in already contentious divorces getting even more heated, and they leave behind a public trail of personal shortcomings and wild tales of infidelity.
“To allow these suits to go forward,” Steffey says, “is destructive to family life.”
“It’s much like dropping a nuclear bomb on a family,” Rosen says. “It really does damage the relationship between spouses. If there are children involved, it’s devastating for them.”
It would require legislative action for states to change the law. And anyone who tries that in a conservative state could get painted as a pro-divorce lawmaker who holds cheaters less accountable.
“It’s a very delicate matter legislatively,” Steffey says.
And as long as the law remains on the books, Rosen says, he’ll keep busy: “We have an obligation to pursue our clients’ rights.”
There is one way to avoid such suits: Respect marital vows.
Although most people, obviously, don’t act on this law, I do believe that it could come in handy in some cases. You would want to ensure that the “lover” was well aware that who they were sleeping with was married, which in most celebrity cases is rather obvious. Then again, I always hate when all of the blame gets transplanted onto the lover as opposed to the spouse, and could see people taking advantage of this law and doing exactly that. I guess what it comes down to is if you’re going to cheat, make sure your spouse is in on it and the person you choose has a lot of money; Oh, and you must live in one of those 7 states too.
Good luck out there!