Citrus Valley High School Teacher is Arrested for Child Abuse

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Child Abuse – Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Just a couple of weeks ago a Citrus Valley High School teacher was charged with multiple sex crimes involving three of her male students. According to news sources, Teacher Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was arrested July 1 on suspicion of having sexual relations with students and actually gave birth to a child as a result of one of those sexual encounters on June 8. Police believe that the father of the child was a 17-year-old student, who was believed to have been present at the birth.

As a result of the allegations of misconduct by Ms. Whitehurst, she was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor as well as 41 felony sex crimes involving the alleged father of her child, and 2 other boys over the 6 years of her teaching career in the Redlands Unified School District. The arrest was made only after a complaint was issued by the suspected birth father”s mother who alerted school officials about the matter. After the report, a warrant was issued against Ms. Whitehurst as well as against school officials who failed to report the suspected child abuse as mandated by California law. Obligated by law to report any suspicion of sexual abuse, school officials at the school could face some serious charges with serious consequences-a challenging situation for even the most experienced of Los Angeles child abuse defense attorney.

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The Job of the Defense Attorney Is Always to First Save Their Client’s Life When Facing the Death Penalty

Last week, mass movie shooting suspect John Holmes’ attorneys filed legal documents attempted to offer a in exchange for a life sentence in prison without parole. His attorneys believe that the case will only continue if the prosecution does not agree to accept Holmes’ plea, who is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012 at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting.

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Say Goodbye to Your Rights –Big Brother is Now Going to Watch or May Even Kill You If Need Be!

It almost seems like a page out of George Orwell’s book “1984” – A totalitarian government tyrannizing its society by stripping away people’s basic civil rights. We will soon have our rights further stripped by the floating planes in the sky put by Uncle Sam to monitor and watch our every move, and is allowed to kill us if we are, as Attorney General Eric Holder said, “…engaged in combat on American soil.”

What does all this mean? Well, in February of this year, President Obama signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act, which authorizes the unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA drones) to fly over the skies of the United States and watch us or kill us if need be. That’s right – drones! The same drones that are used in Afghanistan and Pakistan to kill persons suspected to be active terrorist combatants are coming to a neighborhood near you by 2015. The same drones the civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan complain about killing innocent civilians. The FAA Reauthorization Act allows the FAA to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

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Will the PTSD Defense Save Jodi Arias from Punishment by Death?

Today, Dr. Samuels testified, in essence, that Jodi Arias could have caused her own amnesia through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from killing Travis Alexander, the victim in this case.

Dr. Samuels explained how Jodi fit the criteria for PTSD. He told jurors it was completely plausible that after killing Alexander her mind could have created a “fog” in her memory from the short-term acute stress she induced onto herself during this act. This stress is similar to the stress of a soldier in Iraq who comes under fire or the police officer who is shot at by a perpetrator – the stress and effects are the same for Jodi. He professed that Jodi’s suicidal thoughts are a symptom of PTSD.

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