Jury Deliberates Fate of Alleged Hawaii Crime Boss Accused in Multi-Faceted Racketeering Trial

Honolulu, Hawaii — After a long and grueling trial spanning 98 days, the case against Micheal J. Miske Jr., a man accused by federal prosecutors of leading a criminal enterprise that perpetrated a wide range of illegal activities in Hawaii, is now in the hands of a jury. The deliberations, which began on Monday, follow testimony from 241 witnesses presented by the U.S. Department of Justice. Prosecutors argued that Miske, 49, was far from the benevolent businessman he masqueraded as, instead orchestrating a host of nefarious activities including murder, kidnapping, and arson. On the other … Read more

Controversial Bill Makes Being in Iowa a State Crime for Previously Denied or Removed Individuals

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that makes it a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if they have previously been denied admission or removed from the United States. The law, which will go into effect on July 1, has raised concerns among Iowa’s immigrant communities and has sparked discussions among legal experts and law enforcement officials about its enforcement. This legislation, known as Senate File 2340, closely resembles a Texas law that is currently facing legal challenges. Leaders of the Iowa Latinx community … Read more

JK Rowling Sparks Controversy with Stance on Transgender Hate Crime Protection Laws

London, England – JK Rowling, the renowned author of the Harry Potter series, has expressed her anger over hate crime laws that protect transgender individuals. In a recent tweet, Rowling criticized a headline that stated “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate,” arguing that the use of the phrase “people who menstruate” erases the biological reality of women. Rowling’s comments ignited a fierce debate on social media, with many accusing her of being transphobic and insensitive. In response, Rowling defended her position, stating that she believes in the importance of the transgender … Read more

Bronx Nurse Blames Weak Crime Laws for Attack by Repeat Offender, Sparks Concern for Healthcare Workers

Bronx Nurse Blames “Soft-on-Crime” Laws for Assault A nurse in the Bronx has spoken out about her alleged assault by an undocumented immigrant with a history of targeting female medical workers, blaming New York City’s “soft-on-crime” laws for her attack. Chelsea Mora, a nurse at Jacobi Medical Center, recounted her experience of being struck by Edward Johnson while trying to take his vitals on January 13. Johnson, who is believed to have entered the US illegally over a decade ago, has been arrested 23 times and has allegedly attacked hospital workers in multiple incidents since … Read more