There clearly was an interesting event which happened in Van Nuys CA recently when a grieving man was angry and shot at a police helicopter with a semi-automatic assault Van Nuys criminal attorneys like rifle. The chopper was hit and leaking jet fuel and the engine quit – the fast thinking pilot auto-rotated and landed near-by at the Van Nuys Airport safely, luckily.
There was another follow up article to the story in the Los Angeles Times on April 26, 2011 titled; “Jet Fuel Poured from Bullet Hole – Pilot of LAPD Copter’heard a noisy thump and Took Evasive Action,’ Officials Said.”
The charge was enhanced and other charges were added, such as for instance attempted murder, firing at a police officer, etc, etc. The suspect was 18-years old, and one has to wonder; what on Earth is an 18-year old doing in the midst of a city with an assault rifle, perhaps because of gang affiliation?
There is another case in Twenty Nine Palms, a bar room brawl with 50 guys fighting, apparently after watching a movie from the surveillance camera one of many individuals kicked a guy in the top who had been down, and they enhanced the charge to “attempted murder” – after watching the video. Hard to say if that has been a far upgrade or charge enhancement however it often does occur with prosecutors or police detectives following the fact.
Was the gentleman (using that loosely, most gentleman don’t engage in bar room fights) a “somebody” such as a politician’s son, off duty police? Hard to state, but everything should be thought about and questions asked. All that is rather interesting and it will invite more and more questions such as for example why? Perhaps therefore the DA could work to obtain a conviction of a lesser offense, so the suspect cops a request deal. Now then, what about when the suspect is a somebody, celebrity, or notable?
Soon ago, a popular young actress who had been in some trouble with the law for DUI, drug addiction, etc, stole a very costly necklace from a high-end jewelry shop. What should have now been a grand theft felony was downgraded to a misdemeanor instead. In the event that you or I, or one of our friends did that, certainly they’d have now been charged the more of the two criminal charges. Okay so, does this mean those with money, and best attorneys are participating in a separate system of laws in our nation?