Earlier this week, Justin Beiber sent tweets to his almost 29 million twitter followers that he was a victim of theft at his concert held in Tacoma, Washington. A laptop computer and a camera were listed as stolen by Justin. A police report was never filed and therefore no police investigation ever occured. Fans and social media became suspicious of Justin and his actions concerning this criminal act. Was this a PR stunt by Justin? Yes! As it turns out an unknown source under the twitter account @gexwy, tweeted on Thursday they had possession of J.B.’s items and released a personal home video, according to IBTimes. Amongst many tweets that occurred between Justin and @gexwy, was the tweet by @gexwy that they would show more personal Beiber footage on Friday at noon. Justin’s millions of followers flocked in anticipation, what could it be? Not too suprisingly it was J.B.’s new music video “Beauty and the Beat.”
Along with the music video Justin provided a string of tweets giving motive for the childish hoax “since i was 14 i have had a lot of things said about me, from dying, to taking hormones, to dying again, to stuff about my family… to saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. nude pics, drugs, my family, my character…but today…today i get to be in on it…”
No harm, no foul, no crime committed, just a few lies.
Written by S.O
State v. Meneese, (86203-6) 8/2/12
SCt (7-2) held that a search of Meneese’s locked backpack by a Student Resource Officer (SRO), i.e. a fully commissioned, uniformed Bellevue Police officer, was not permitted even under the more relaxed “reasonable suspicion” standard for school searches after T.L.0., 461 U.S. 341.
Meneese was found by the SRO during a routine check of the bathrooms at Robbinswood High School standing over a sink with a bag of marijuana in one hand and a medicine vial in the other. The officer seized the MJ and escorted Meneese, with his backpack, to the dean of student’s office. He placed Meneese under arrest and requested a patrol unit pick Meneese up for booking. The SRO became suspicious that Meneese’s backpack might contain more contraband and when Meneese said he didn’t have the key to unlock it, he was searched, the key was found in his pocket and a search of the backpack reveal a BB gun (i.e. a dangerous gun on school grounds).
SCt concludes the T.L.O. school search exception did not apply to the search of the locked backpack in light of the overwhelming indicia of police action. The SROs had no authority to administer school discipline, suspensions or expulsions. T.L.O. allows a “school official” to search a student’s person if, under all the circumstances, the official has a reasonable suspicion. The act of arresting and handcuffing Meneese was not that of a “school official,” however, since they don’t have the power to do either.
Stephens and J Johnson dissent on the theory that “schools are special environments.”
My name is David O and yes that is my complete last name. I am a 37 year old Korean American born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I’m blessed to have married my best friend and the love of my life, Sarah. We have 2 beautiful girls named Macy and Kinley. Macy is 2 years old and Kinley is 1 yr old. I work as a criminal defense attorney.
I’ve been working as a criminal defense attorney for approximately 8 years and licensed to practice law for 10 years. My criminal defense career started at the public defenders office in Seattle, Washington. At the time, I was working as a commercial real estate agent trying to sell apartment buildings in Seattle. I was working 12 hour days on 100% commission making over 150 cold calls a day. That job sucked. Well, one day I responded to a job opening at the public defenders office. I followed up by calling the agency a week later. A gentleman named Marcus Naylor answered the phone “Northwest Defenders’ Association how can I help you?” I told him the reason for my call and he asked what kind of experience do I have? I told him none. Marcus then told me he doesn’t have a job for me and that the position required someone with experience. But before he could hang up on me I asked him if I could volunteer. I let him know that I had recently passed the bar exam and licensed to practice law. He asked me to come in the next day. That was the beginning of my career.
I soon realized while working at the public defender’s office this was my calling. I loved this area of the law. I was able to work with people of all walks of life with amazing stories. They allowed me to be a part of their lives in a weird way and to help. While working at Northwest Defender’s Office in Seattle I handled only misdemeanor cases out of Seattle Municipal Court. So if you were indigent and were charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), Reckless Driving, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Prostitution, Driving While License Suspended and Assault 4th Degree and Domestic Violence in the City of Seattle there is a good chance I represented you in 2004. If you were not happy with the outcome of your case you probably had a different attorney.
After leaving the public defender’s office I joined the Law firm of Bradley Johnson. I worked there as one of their criminal defense attorneys for approximately 4 years. In my 4 years there I visited almost every court in Washington. To be continued.