Verbal Battery On Trial

Wisconsin’s State Supreme Court is considering a unique case this week: Whether or not a mother’s verbal berating of her 14-year-old son qualifies as a crime. She went on the profane-laced tirade after the boy burned popcorn. The mother, Ginger Breitzman, was charged with disorderly conduct after the incident. She alleges that because her language didn’t threaten violence, it therefore qualifies as protected speech and she shouldn’t have been charged. Regardless of the outcome of this case, it highlights the … Continue reading →

Burglar In Chimney Goes Up In Flames

It works for Santa Claus. That’s what a teenager must have been thinking when he tried to sneak into a home through the chimney, apparently in an attempt to burglarize the home in question. His plans were interrupted, however, when the homeowner unwittingly started a fire in the fireplace. the 19-year-old died of burns & smoke inhalation. He was seared and smoked while wedged in the chimney. Every year we cover stories of people getting caught in chimneys. Usually it’s … Continue reading →

Teen Boys Take Down Enfamil

Riddle me this: What do three bored teenage boys do with a computer when left to their own devices? (No, not that . . . get your mind out of the gutter.) Apparently, they launch fiber attacks against Enfamil, the baby formula website.  That was what happened in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  The boys’ fun was spoiled, however, when their stunt attracted the attention of both the FBI and the Secret Service.  Local police charged the boys with felony computer … Continue reading →