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Brent Batten: Collier comedy show to aid serious work to free the wrongly jailed

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Derrick Williams, wrongfully convicted of sexual battery and kidnapping in 1993, talks about his experience with the Innocence Project of Florida.
Brent Batten/Naples Daily News

Did you hear the one about the guy who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and spent 18 years in prison?

Wrongful conviction is no joking matter, but local defense attorney Jerry Berry will use comedy to fight the problem Feb. 1.

Berry will host a comedy show at the Community School of Naples to benefit the Innocence Project of Florida, a nonprofit group that takes up the cases of inmates it believes have been dealt an injustice.

Comedians who have appeared on “Last Comic Standing,”

Read more at: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/columnists/brent-batten/2018/01/13/brent-batten-making-jokes-fight-serious-problem-wrongful-incarceration/1029395001/

Brent Batten: Making jokes to fight the serious problem of wrongful incarceration

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Derrick Williams, wrongfully convicted of sexual battery and kidnapping in 1993, talks about his experience with the Innocence Project of Florida.
Brent Batten/Naples Daily News

Did you hear the one about the guy who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and spent 18 years in prison?

Wrongful conviction is no joking matter but local defense attorney Jerry Berry will use comedy to fight the problem on Feb. 1.

Berry is hosting a comedy show at the Community School of Naples to benefit the Innocence Project of Florida, a non-profit group that takes up the cases of inmates it believes have been dealt an injustice.

Comedians who have appeared

Read more at: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/columnists/brent-batten/2018/01/13/brent-batten-making-jokes-fight-serious-problem-wrongful-incarceration/1029395001/

The Fight Against Sexual Assault On Public Transport Just Got More Serious

Sexual assault is a serious issue that has gained a lot of public attention recently. Sexual assault can happen anywhere and can affect everyone regardless of age, gender or social status. It’s with this in mind that Crime Stoppers with Victoria Police and Public Transport Victoria launched ‘The Hands Off Campaign’.

The campaign is now in its second week and has reached over 1 million people on social media. ‘Hands Off’ aims to involve the

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/10/30/the-fight-against-sexual-assault-on-public-transport-just-got-more-serious_a_23261419/

Serious missing person: Detroit police search for 44-year-old woman

DETROIT – Detroit police are asking for the public’s help finding a 44-year-old woman who was last seen Sunday on Detroit’s west side.

Police said Yolanda McLean was last seen around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at her home in the 14000 block of Grandville Avenue.

McLean is in good physical condition, but poor mental condition, police said.

Anyone who has seen McLean, or has any information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at

Read more at: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/serious-missing-person-detroit-police-search-for-44-year-old-woman

Serious missing person: Detroit police search for 44-year-old…

DETROIT – Detroit police are asking for the public’s help finding a 44-year-old woman who was last seen Sunday on Detroit’s west side.

Police said Yolanda McLean was last seen around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at her home in the 14000 block of Grandville Avenue.

McLean is in good physical condition, but poor mental condition, police said.

Anyone who has seen McLean, or has any information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at

Read more at: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/serious-missing-person-detroit-police-search-for-44-year-old-woman

Fatal Charles Co. shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in serious condition

WASHINGTON — One man is dead and another man is in serious condition after a shooting in Charles County, Maryland, Monday afternoon.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Department said the incident started as an argument and soon escalated into a shooting outside of a house in the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road in the rural area of Nanjemoy.

The male suspect, Brian Pierce, 35, shot the two victims and then fled the scene, police said.

When police arrived, one of the victims was pronounced dead; the other was taken to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department said the

Read more at: http://wtop.com/charles-county/2017/09/fatal-charles-co-shooting-leaves-1-dead-1-serious-condition/

Fatal Charles Co. shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in serious condition …

WASHINGTON — One man is dead and another man is in serious condition after a shooting in Charles County, Maryland, Monday afternoon.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Department said the incident started as an argument and soon escalated into a shooting outside of a house in the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road in the rural area of Nanjemoy.

The male suspect, Brian Pierce, 35, shot the two victims and then fled the scene, police said.

When police arrived, one of the victims was pronounced dead; the other was taken to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department said the

Read more at: http://wtop.com/charles-county/2017/09/fatal-charles-co-shooting-leaves-1-dead-1-serious-condition/

Minn. man facing charges after creating Craiglist ad looking for ‘serious girls’ interested in incest

Concerned, the agent responded to the ad with an undercover email address and pretended to be a 15-year-old girl. The officer told the poster that “she” wanted to help him fulfill his vision but was concerned she was too young.

The poster responded that he was fine with her age and helped her concoct a story that she could tell her parents if she did in fact become pregnant with his child, according to the criminal complaint. The two eventually agreed to meet at Crosby Park in St. Paul.

Police arrested Peter Joseph McGibbon after he showed up at the park May 4.

The above narrative is outlined in a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court charging the 30-year-old St. Paul man with three felony-level counts related to engaging in sexual conduct with a child.

Also Wednesday, McGibbon was charged with nine counts of possession of child pornography related to a separate

Read more at: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4268824-minn-man-facing-charges-after-creating-craiglist-ad-looking-serious-girls-interested