February 25th, 2021


Government in Action | Insult to Injury

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published April 29, 2019

Government in Action | Insult to Injury
Ah, the winds of politics blow fickly. Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, 27, watched his fortunes both fall and rise, all on one ballot, when residents of Fall River, Massachusetts, voted to recall him. Correia was charged last year with 13 counts of wire fraud and filing false tax returns, which he has denied, and on March 12, 7,829 citizens voted to kick him out of office, The New York Times reported. But of the five people vying for the mayor's job on the same ballot, Correia won a plurality -- about 35 percent of the vote. Looks like he can unpack his banker's boxes and hang his pictures back up -- at least until September, when a mayoral primary will give other candidates another chance. [The New York Times, 3/13/2019]

The last thing Ohio defense attorney Aaron Brockler remembers after hearing the judge pronounce a 47-year sentence for his client, David Chislton, 42, was a "swoosh" sound. That was the sound of Chislton's fist speeding through the air toward Brockler's face. On Feb. 19, Chislton had pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County to domestic abuse, aggravated arson, felonious assault and cruelty to a companion animal, and Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy Margaret Russo handed down his sentence as he stood handcuffed next to his lawyer. But before Brockler could tell him that he would try to get the sentence reduced, Chislton had knocked him to the floor. "All I remember is waking up on the floor underneath the table," Brockler told WKYC TV. Brockler suffered a concussion and a broken nose. Chislton faces additional charges. [WKYC, 2/21/2019]