The morning after her ordeal, after her husband dragged her upstairs, put a gun to her head, and sexually assaulted her, Marycatherin DeFazio left the little house she loved, where one wall was now speckled with her blood. She drove through the woods of central Massachusetts to Queen Lake, another quiet place that felt like home, and sat on the grass staring out at the calm water.It was June. Her face was bruised and broken. Her mind felt empty, detached from what had happened and what would happen next. Then a police car pulled up nearby. By chance, the officer was a friend of hers, a veteran cop who saw that something was terribly wrong. She knew he wanted to help, but she was in shock, unable, she says, to find the words to tell him what had happened.Instead, she asked the officer to take her guns. She had grabbed them from the house before she fled, including the weapon used to threaten her during the assault, because she feared her husband would come back and kill her.The officer … [Read more...] about ‘I’m a shell of who I used to be.’ A female prison guard’s tale of torment
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Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 4:01 PM EST Jan 24, 2019 Detroit — Former Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds is a self-indulgent, self-entitled, remorseless shakedown artist who should spend as much as 24 years in federal prison for running four bribery schemes, prosecutors said Thursday. That would represent one of the longest corruption sentences in U.S. history, four years shy of the sentence issued to former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and reflect the "staggering" betrayal of Reynolds' constituents in Macomb County, according to the government. “Simply put, he was more than happy to sell his office for money or use his public post to threaten Township contractors for private gain," Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Bullotta and David Gardey wrote in a court filing. "And his criminal way of life was no momentary lapse of judgement. Reynolds was known by contractors, including some who testified or appeared on tape at trial, as a 'shakedown … [Read more...] about Feds: Ex-Macomb politician should get 24 years for bribery
By Patrick Danner Updated 1:51 pm CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 A bankruptcy judge on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of San Antonio oil and gas businessman Brian Alfaro. The judge had previously found Alfaro in contempt of court for failing to turn over various financial records and documents to a court-appointed receiver. Alfaro is shown heading to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceeding in 2017. less A bankruptcy judge on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of San Antonio oil and gas businessman Brian Alfaro. The judge had previously found Alfaro in contempt of court for failing to turn over ... more Photo: Staff File Photo Photo: Staff File Photo Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 A bankruptcy judge on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the … [Read more...] about Bankruptcy judge orders arrest of embattled S.A. oil and gas executive
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Updated 11:44 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, Cardinal Bea House at Gonzaga served as a retirement repository for at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct, an investigation by the Northwest News Network and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. less St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, Cardinal Bea House at Gonzaga served as a retirement repository for at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct, an ... more Photo: Gregobagel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photo: Gregobagel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, … [Read more...] about Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga’s campus