Crime and Punishment

South Carolina man arrested for stabbing at Church


Billy Lewis was charged with attempted murder. (photo via

A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged following a stabbing attack at a the St. Paul AME Shaw Church in Sumter, SC.


The victim, believed to be a man in his 60s, was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland, the sheriff’s office said, noting he was stabbed three times in his upper body. His condition was not known, though he was expected to be released as soon as Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

Continue Reading

Law and Order

Leicestershire (U.K.) police participate in “Lives not Knives” campaign.


Leicestershire police with their “Knife Amnesty Bins”

Leicestershire, don’t ask me how to pronounce that, is a city in the UK of just over 600k people. Apparently there were over 900 incidents where a knife was used in the commission of a crime in 2015. But the Leicestershire police have the answer which has proven to work oh so well in the past – “Amnesty Bins”!

But wait there is more. In an effort to increase the effectiveness of these magic bins, they are using…wait for it…


The hashtag #livesnotknives is part of a nationwide UK knife-violence prevention month, which launched yesterday.

Because feel-goodery or something.

Continue Reading

Crime and Punishment

Calif. Teacher slashes own throat in court after sex-assault conviction

Jeffrey Jones.

Jeffrey Jones – convicted of sexual assault, tried to slash his own throat after the verdict was read.

Former teacher Jeffery Jones is facing 68 years to life after being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. When the guilty verdict was read, Jones tried to save the taxpayers the cost of housing, feeding, and caring for him for the rest of his life. Unsuccessfully.

From OCRegister:

A 56-year-old man slashed his throat Wednesday with a razor blade – moments after jurors found him guilty of sexually assaulting a teenager in Huntington Beach.

Jeffrey Scott Jones, who was out of custody on bail during the trial, cut his throat in C-28 on the courtroom’s eighth floor just after the verdict had been read, authorities said.

Deputies rendered first aid and Jones, who was uncooperative, had to be handcuffed, sheriff’s Lt. Mark Stichter said.

Continue Reading