MIAMI — A Chinese businesswoman who was held in immigration custody for two years after serving her eight-month prison sentence for trespassing at former President Donald Trump’s exclusive Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, was deported over the weekend and arrived in China on Sunday, according to federal authorities. Yujing Zhang, 35, had finished her sentence and was transferred to immigration custody in early December 2019, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. But she was held at the Glades County Detention Center for three times as long as her prison term mainly because of de...
A Nevada man dressed for Halloween was arrested Wednesday on charges that he assaulted police officers with several objects -- including a chair nail with a protruding nail -- at the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Josiah Kenyon, 34, of Winnemucca, Nevada, made his first court appearance and remain detained pending further court proceeding, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today.
“Kenyon was in the Capitol… wearing a ‘Jack Skellington’ costume, based on a character from the movie, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’” DOJ stated in a news release. “During the rioting, he and others damaged an exterior window of the building. Kenyon first attempted to break the window with a closed fist, followed by several attempts with a flag staff.
“Later, he used several objects, including what appeared to be a table leg with a protruding nail, to assault law enforcement officers who were attempting to protect the building. Additionally, according to the documents, he threw an unknown object and what appears to be a large, hard plastic pylon towards officers.”
Kenyon’s fashion choice didn’t help him avoid detection, according to the FBI complaint against him.
“I observed Josiah Kenyon to be wearing a Jack Skellington costume from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and, in some video footage and photographs, a red 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap and black gloves, “an agent stated. He added that Kenyon’s identity in the costume was confirmed by a witness on the Washington Metro and two others who worked at an area hotel in which Kenyon was staying.
Kenyon is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other charges. You can read the FBI statement of facts here.
You can watch a clip of Kenyon below:
#SeditionHunters - "arrest Friday" is back! Not just in numbers but in importance: the first arrest in awhile of a perp with an "organizational" role on Jan 6. But first, the colorful & violent #PinstripeBoilersuit, FBI #37 and #94, Josiah Kenyon of NV..1/pic.twitter.com/2W427PGegg— capitolhunters (@capitolhunters) 1638572792
'A little late for that': Legal expert buries Jennifer Crumbley for crying through her manslaughter arraignment
Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, the former police commissioner of Philadelphia had no sympathy for the mother of the Michigan teen accused of shooting four high school classmates last Tuesday with a handgun his parents reportedly purchased for him as an early Christmas present.
Very early Saturday morning James and Jennifer Crumbley were taken into custody at a Detroit-area industrial park after failing to turn themselves into the police for processing.
Following the arraignment of the Crumbleys on four counts apiece of involuntary manslaughter due to the actions of their son Ethan this morning, Charles Ramsey noted that Jennifer Crumbley audibly sobbed and cried as she was told she would be held pending the successful posting $500,000 bail which her husband must also post.
After the CNN panel -- hosted by Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez -- discussed how Ethan's mother blew off complaints from the school about his actions, joking with her son he needed to "learn how to not get caught," former law enforcement official Charles Ramsey said he had no sympathy for her.
"This is a highly publicized case, so selection of a jury is going to certainly take time to make sure you don't have people that already have a bias against for the parents one way or the other," Ramsey explained. "And I'm sure that will take place, that will happen. They'll find a jury that will be able to render a decision based on facts and evidence, but they're not going to be able to avoid the court of public opinion -- that's the world we live in now."
"It will be highly publicized, a lot of information will be put out there, some will be accurate, some will not be accurate in terms of evidence and things of that nature," he continued. "I don't know how you avoid that sort of thing but certainly I could hear it in her voice as well, sounded as if she's crying, but it is a little late for that."
"There are people that are crying over deaths of their children right now, the children laying in a hospital with gunshot wounds," he continued. "I mean, those are the kinds of people that personally my empathy is with them, not with the [Crumbley] parents right now."
CNN 12 04 2021 10 10 43 youtu.be
WATCH: Prosecutor in Crumbley parent's case successfully slaps down defense attorneys' demand for $50K bail
In a hearing held early Saturday morning, the prosecutor who has indicted the parents of Ethan Crumbley -- accused of murdering four high school classmates -- successfully convinced a judge to order the couple to post $500,000 bail each as they face involuntary manslaughter charges.
Early Saturday morning James and Jennfier Crumbley were taken into custody at a Detroit-area industrial park after fleeing with $4000 in cash instead of turning themselves into police after their indictment on four counts of involuntary manslaughter apiece.
With the attorneys for the couple explaining they didn't think their clients were a flight risk and complaining about the prosecution "cherry-picking" the facts in the case while asking for $50,000 to $100,000 in bail, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald responded with an impassioned plea for the $500,000 bail.
Speaking via Zoom with all the participants in the hearing, she told the judge, "I agree with Miss Smith on one thing: the court hasn't heard all the facts. I have an ethical duty not to release those facts. We have a burden and these are merely allegations, so I agree and I just want to point out, nobody needs permission -- these defendants did not need my permission and didn't need law enforcement permission to go to the court and turn themselves in and go to the police department, sheriff's department, turn themselves in."
"I agree Mrs. Smith was perhaps in trial, and had a break from 11:45 to 2:45," she continued. "I can't imagine why they were surprised. The whole country knew the charges were coming. And lastly, to suggest that anyone is somehow using this incident to create press, there's a lot of attention here. Four children were murdered and seven others injured. and that is on the mind of every single person in this country. So I would ask you impose the $500,000 cash surety on each of the defendants, your honor."
CNN 12 04 2021 09 55 23 youtu.be