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June 10, 2008

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT TO DEFINE “CONTROL” OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Delaware County, Pennsylvania man is challenging his conviction of “sexual abuse of children by possession and control of child pornography” by disputing the criminal statute’s definition (or lack there of ) of “control”. Anthony Diodoro admittingly viewed thirty images of child pornography on his computer, but argued that he did not save the images to the hard-drive and therefore neither possessed, nor controlled the images. Rather, the files were discovered in Mr. Diodoro’s web browser’s cache...

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Posted in: Sex Crimes & Abuse Allegations

June 9, 2008

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SENTENCED FOR DUI, RESISTING ARREST

John Adonizio, a Pittston Area school board member, was sentenced this week for driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Adonizio was arrested this past December in Hughestown, Pennsylvania, when police observed him speeding and swerving towards a snow-covered intersection, just after 2 a.m. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but Adonizio eluded the police for several blocks before coming to a stop in front of his home. The defendant exited his vehicle, refused a field sobriety test, refused to submit to...

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Posted in: Misdemeanor / Felony Crimes

June 6, 2008

LANCASTER MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING FOR BEING A GOOD FRIEND

Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 20 year old man from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania over the weekend, when he attempted to bail his friend out of jail early Sunday morning after he too was arrested for drunk driving. According to the Intelligencer Journal, police stopped and arrested a 20 year old Lancaster county man, just after 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning, when they suspected he was driving under the influence. About an hour later, police arrested another man when he arrived at the Lancaster police barracks to pick-up his...

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June 6, 2008

PHILADELPHIA DRUG CASE OVERTURNED, POLICE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING NOT ENOUGH

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently decided a case which overturned the conviction of a defendant charged with possessing illegal drugs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Police arrested a man after witnessing an exchange of currency for an unknown object; without seeing any other suspicious activity. The man arrested was searched and found to be in possession of crack-cocaine. The officers testified that the area they were surveying was a high-crime area and that based on their training and length of...

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

June 5, 2008

DRUNK DRIVER GIVEN PROBATION FOR ACCIDENT WITH SANDRA BULLOCK

An Essex County, Massachusetts judge sentenced a 64-year-old woman to one year probation for a drunk-driving accident involving actress Sandra Bullock which occurred last month. According to the Associated Press , the woman pleaded guilty to driving under the influence along with other traffic violations. According to the Essex County District attorney, not only will the woman serve one year of probation, but she will also lose her driving privileges for sixty days and must complete an alcohol safety program. Drunk Driving

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