Police say shoplifter at Dallas Walmart tried to infect worker who confronted her with HIV

Police say shoplifter at Dallas Walmart tried to infect worker who confronted her with HIV Diamond Lawrence Staff writer Paige Kerley reports: Police say a woman attempting to shoplift $11 in frozen food from a Dallas Walmart threatened to infect the employee who confronted her with HIV. Diamond Lawrence, 25, was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Lawrence, who is HIV positive, attacked a Walmart associate in a deliberate attempt to draw blood and expose him to the virus that causes AIDS. “I can infect whomever I pleas...

Residential Burglary

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075. Incident Report for Case #2014-356712 Incident Type Residential Burglary Incident Date 10/29/2014 - 6:04 PM Address ...

Grand jury assembling in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman

Grand jury assembling in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork.A U.S. Department of Justice attorney from Washington, D.C., Mark Blumberg, has issued at least one subpoena for Wednesday in the case.Blumberg would not comment on the grand jury session, but the federal panel is to meet at 9 a.m. at the federal courts buildi...

Fort Worth man accused of sexually assaulting 67-year-old woman, squeezing her to death

Fort Worth man accused of sexually assaulting 67-year-old woman, squeezing her to death Miguel Pierda (Mansfield Jail) A 49-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 67-year-old woman and squeezing her to death, Fort Worth police say. Miguel Pierda was booked into Mansfield Jail Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder. Police found the woman deceased and partially nude in the 1200 block of Atkins Street on Sunday. Police did not release the woman’s name Thursday, but said she lived in a group home for mental health patients. Surveillance video shows Pierda approa...

You Be The Judge: Should Ebola Nurse, Kaci Hickox, Face Charges For Breaking Mandatory Quarantine?

Nurse, Kaci Hickox, helped fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and when she returned from the states, she was put in what she perceived as an unjust mandatory isolation in New Jersey.  She has not been silent about her feelings on the quarantine. Hickox took it so far as to pen an essay about the experience for the Dallas News. When Hickox returned from Sierra Leone to Newark Airport last week, she encountered the then-new quarantine protocols put into place by the state of New Jersey for ...

Five Felony Cases Dropped in Ferguson, Mo.

Five Felony Cases Dropped in Ferguson, Mo.      CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) - No more than five felony criminal cases will be dropped due to Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's absence, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney announced Wednesday.     Wilson, who is white, fatally shot 18-year-old black man Michael Brown on Aug. 9, sparking daily protests accusing police of excessive force and racial profiling.     The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Monday that a ...

Women Sue Alameda County for Harassment

Women Sue Alameda County for Harassment SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - In a federal class action, four civil rights activists claim they were sexually harassed and subjected to filthy conditions in the Alameda County jail.     Lead plaintiff Anne Weills, an attorney, sued Alameda County, Sheriff Gregory Ahern and seven named law enforcement officers, claiming the officers ordered the group to remove their shirts in front of male deputies and prisoners, among other things.     When some of the wo...

So-Called ‘Vampire Vet’ Indicted in Texas

FORT WORTH (CN) - A Texas veterinarian kept a woman's dog alive for months to harvest blood from it while telling her the animal had been euthanized, according to a grand jury indictment.     Millard Tierce, 71, of Fort Worth, was indicted Wednesday on one count of felony theft; one count of felony misapplication of fiduciary property; and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.     Allegations from two previous lawsuits made international h...

Debt Bondage Case Reinstated in Texas

Debt Bondage Case Reinstated in Texas HOUSTON (CN) - Dozens of Filipino workers who claim they were duped into debt bondage can make their case in Texas, an appeals court ruled.     Fifty-seven Filipino men sued International Plant Services (IPS) and its Manila-based affiliate, MBC Human Resources Development Management Corp., in May 2011 in Harris County Court .     Based in La Porte near the Port of Houston and dozens of refineries and chemical plants, IPS supplies skilled work...

Revered Bollywood Actor Accusedof Inciting 1984 Genocide of Sikhs

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan incited the 1984 genocide of thousands of Sikhs to avenge the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a human rights group claims in a federal class action.     Sikhs for Justice on Monday sued Bachchan, 72, alleging crimes against humanity; cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; extrajudicial killing; wrongful death; negligence and other counts.     Sikhs for Jus...