Former Loudoun County Schools Chief’s Guilty Verdict Overturned Due to Jury Instruction Error

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A judge in Loudoun County set aside the guilty verdict against former schools chief Scott Ziegler, who was convicted of retaliating against a teacher who accused officials of withholding protection from a student who inappropriately touched her. Chief Circuit Court Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr. granted a new trial, citing incorrect jury instructions in the misdemeanor case. While setting aside the verdict, Judge Fleming acknowledged that there was enough evidence to sustain a conviction against Ziegler, who was fired in 2022 for mishandling sexual assault cases. The incident drew national attention … Read more

Missouri Governor’s Controversial Pardon of Former Chiefs Coach Sparks Outrage from Family of Injured Girl

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid had his sentence commuted by Missouri governor Mike Parsons on Friday. However, the family of a five-year-old girl who was seriously injured in an accident caused by Reid while he was legally impaired expressed their dismay over the decision. The attorney representing the parents of Ariel Young condemned Parsons’ action, stating that the family and many others in Missouri are appalled by it. The Young family’s attorney, Tom Porto, expressed his disgust, emphasizing that if someone drives under the influence and causes a … Read more

Examining Missouri’s Gun Laws in the Aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs Shooting

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The recent shooting incident at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade has once again brought Missouri’s gun laws into the spotlight. With minimal regulations surrounding the sale, ownership, and carrying of firearms in the state, Missouri’s gun laws are likely to face scrutiny. While state law prohibits local officials from overriding its gun laws, cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis have implemented ordinances requiring permits for open carry. However, other cities like Columbia and Springfield do not have such requirements. In 2021, Missouri lawmakers passed the “Second … Read more

Chiefs Player Calls for Gun Law Changes After Deadly Shooting at Super Bowl Parade

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu is urging for changes to gun laws following a deadly shooting during the team’s Super Bowl parade. The shooting, which occurred near Union Station, resulted in one fatality and several injuries. Omenihu took to social media to express his concerns just hours after law enforcement detained three individuals for investigation. In a post, Omenihu called for action, questioning when gun laws in America would be addressed. He emphasized the need to prevent the wrong people from easily obtaining firearms. The Kansas City Police Chief, … Read more