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Second San Jose brother, twin, arrested on child porn charges

SAN JOSE — The twin brother of a former Willow Glen Middle School physical education teacher and track coach charged last week with allegedly possessing child pornography has been arrested on the same charge in an unrelated case, according to police.

Clinton Pappadakis, a track coach at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, wasarrested on charges of child pornography possession Tuesday. (Courtesy of the San Jose Police Department)
Clinton Pappadakis 

Clinton Pappadakis, a long-time track coach at Oak Grove High School, was booked into Santa Clara County jail on Tuesday.

In a news release Thursday, police said Pappadakis, 47, was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for “suspicious activity” last

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/22/double-trouble-san-jose-twin-brothers-arrested-on-child-porn-charges/

Tyra Patterson: Every day is a second chance

The one-bedroom apartment Tyra Patterson must return to each night as part of her probation curfew sits above a Jamaican natural foods store on a bustling street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.


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 A month after her release from prison, Tyra Patterson still becomes emotional when she relives the day.


A month after her release from prison, Tyra Patterson still becomes emotional when she relives the day. ” I remember when … read more

Family and friends donated furniture, lamps and paintings. A pair of running shoes sits next to the door, waffles from Taste of Belgium are tossed on top of the refrigerator and a journal is placed on a wooden kitchen

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Murder charges against husband dropped for second time in Bradley County, Tenn.


Marsha Brantley

Marsha Brantley

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Contributed Photo
/Times Free Press.

Donnie Brantley, a man accused of killing his wife, walked out of Bradley County (Tenn.) Criminal Court a free man Monday morning for a second time.

Brantley was charged with first-degree murder in 2013 and then again in 2016 after his wife, 51-year-old Marsha Brantley, disappeared in 2009.

In a courtroom full of cameras, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump told Judge Andrew Freiberg the prosecution wanted to dismiss the charges against Donnie Brantley “without prejudice” because the state felt it didn’t have enough evidence to prove a homicide was committed. “Without prejudice” means the charges can be refiled, Crump said.

Brantley had been a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance since at least 2011. Police searched his home with cadaver dogs in 2012, but he wasn’t charged with murder until 2013. Those charges

Read more at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/feb/05/trial-man-charged-murder-his-wife-begin-today/462924/

Murder charges against husband dropped for second time in …


Marsha Brantley

Marsha Brantley

Photo by
Contributed Photo
/Times Free Press.

Donnie Brantley, a man accused of killing his wife, walked out of Bradley County (Tenn.) Criminal Court a free man Monday morning for a second time.

Brantley was charged with first-degree murder in 2013 and then again in 2016 after his wife, 51-year-old Marsha Brantley, disappeared in 2009.

In a courtroom full of cameras, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump told Judge Andrew Freiberg the prosecution wanted to dismiss the charges against Donnie Brantley “without prejudice” because the state felt it didn’t have enough evidence to prove a homicide was committed. “Without prejudice” means the charges can be refiled, Crump said.

Brantley had been a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance since at least 2011. Police searched his home with cadaver dogs in 2012, but he wasn’t charged with murder until 2013. Those charges

Read more at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/feb/05/trial-man-charged-murder-his-wife-begin-today/462924/

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: For Natalie Portman, Second Time’s Not Quite the Charm When It Comes to Hosting

Natalie Portman’s hosting gig back in 2006 isn’t all that memorable. You might think it was, because it featured the unforgettable “Natalie Raps,” but chances are that’s all you remember. (The episode also had the final appearance of The Needlers, if anyone was clamoring for that fun fact. The episode actually is pretty good as a whole though.) So 12 years later, with the memory of that rap — and nothing else — in the lead-up to this episode, there was, of course, palpable excitement. Plus, it’s kind of unheard of for such a big star — and a consistent one at that — to host “Saturday Night Live” once, leave a lasting mark in at least one form, and then just not host again for over a decade. It’s almost as gangsta as the Natalie Portman we know from her rap.

A second chance for the wrongfully convicted

On Jan. 12, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed orders to release Messiah Johnson, a Virginia inmate who was convicted in 1998 and sentenced to 132 years in prison for a robbery he did not commit. His conditional pardon and subsequent release were secured by members of the Innocence Project at the University’s School of Law. Every year, these Law students and faculty work to remove innocent inmates like Johnson from behind bars and restore their freedom.

The Innocence Project at the University investigates and attempts to overturn unjust convictions of inmates in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The project was launched at University’s School of Law in 2008 and reviews cases of innocent inmates who have received final convictions in Virginia courts. It is part of a larger web of organizations that form the Innocence Network — a group of 69 organizations from all over the world that aims to free

Read more at: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/01/a-second-chance-for-the-wrongfully-convicted

Virginia Is for Second Chances

“They called me ‘Mad Dog McAuliffe,’” he added.

Although the administration’s officials took great pains to preserve the optics of that dinner and its clemency campaign—again, clemency is an even more volatile political issue than restorations—the very stories of the people before them suggested that in efforts to challenge a criminal-justice system quickened in the belly of Jim Crow, the “redeemable” and the “irredeemable” can’t be so easily separated at first glance.

Perhaps the most complicated case that came before the governor’s desk was that of Robert Paul Davis, who in 2003 confessed to a double murder, and was sentenced to 23 years in prison when he was only 18. In 2011, one of the other two suspects implicated in the murders signed an affidavit admitting he’d thrown Davis’s name out to deflect suspicion, and that police had extracted a confession from the 18-year-old under intense pressure. Davis, who is

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/virginia-clemency-restoration-of-rights-campaigns/549830/

Experts say every second counts in missing children cases

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Every minute counts when it comes to searching for a missing child.

In 2016, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety says Amber Alerts were issued for 10 children in our state. Luckily, all of those children were found.

Experts say those types of success stories are thanks to the hard work, quick thinking, and collaboration between authorities and citizens.

According to ECU’s criminal justice chair, Dr. William Bloss, after 72 hours of searching, it is less likely authorities will find a missing child safe.

Bloss explains the Amber Alert system helps recover children quicker because the alerts create a collaboration between the public and authorities, where citizens can be on the lookout and give officials valuable information.

He also says that it is pretty standard for FBI agents to help in these investigations because authorities know they need

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/Experts-say-every-second-counts-in-missing-children-cases-460638693.html