Stallworth Wide Open for Trouble in the End Zone

His nickname at the University of Tennessee was “Hands.” Too bad he didn’t use them on the wheel of his car on the morning of March 14th. Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Donté Stallworth was driving his Bentley in Miami, Florida, when he struck and killed 59-year-old crane operator Mario Reyes who was trying to cross the street. The results of Stallworth’s sobriety test, taken at the accident scene are pending. If his BAC is found to have exceeded Florida’s legal limit (.08), then he can be charged with DUI manslaughter which carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.

Oakland Shooting Spree Stuns the Nation

The city of Oakland has just set a record, but not one that begs to be emulated. This past Saturday, it suffered the highest single day death toll in its 156 year history when it claimed the life of 3 police officers and another on life support (as of this writing). The calamity’s lightning rod is Lovelle Mixon, a 26-year-old parolee wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating his parole. At 1 p.m., Mixon’s 1995 Buick sedan was pulled over by two motorcycle officers, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, and Officer John Hege, 41. According to a spokesperson, Mixon immediately opened fire, killing Dunakin and gravely wounding Hege. The shooter exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A vigorous SWAT team manhunt ensued, culminating in a gun battle at a nearby apartment building where Sgt. Sgts. Ervin Romans, 43, and Daniel Sakai, 35, were killed and a third officer was grazed by a bullet. Mixon died in the melee. Acting police chief Howard Jordan stated Mixon had “an extensive history of violence” manifested by a previous incarceration in a state penitentiary for a San Francisco armed assault. On a side note, someone from his childhood actually married him during his sentence Read More …