New Hanover County man busted for pulling a Charles Saatchi on his wife in Myrtle Beach

by jovan1984

Wilmington man arrested for strangling his wife in Horry County

MYRTLE BEACH — A Wilmington man was arrested by the Horry County Police Department and charged with domestic violence by essentially pulling a Charles Saatchi.

According to the Horry County Police report, the man and his wife were arguing after she was caught “entertaining” another man. She said her husband told her recently that she needed to start making some money.

The man became upset because his wife did not tell him first, the report said.

That is when he tried to strangle his wife, leaving red scratches and marks on her neck and a bloody lip.

Erik Brandon Jenkins, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested by the Horry County Police Department and charged with criminal domestic violence. He was booked into the J. Rueben Long Detention Center in Conway.

[WBTW News 13]

Democratic Women of San Diego call for mayor to resign after admitting to sexually harassing his co-workers

SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner (D) admitted on Thursday that he had sexually harassed numerous women and that has now led to numerous calls for him to resign, with women of his own party leading the calls for his head.

So far, Mr. Filner has no plans to step down anytime soon.

On Thursday, Mr. Filner — who has been under intense scrutiny for a litany of allegations not limited to sexual harassment — released a video to reporters saying that he “must and will change,” and is seeking professional help.

“As someone who has spent a lifetime fighting for equality for all people,” says Mr. Filner in the tape, “I am embarrassed to admit that I have failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me, and that at times I have intimidated them.”

The video was posted about three hours after his close allies held a live news conference to address the allegations. Mr. Filner’s former Director of Open Government, Donna Frye, along with two lawyers — Cory Briggs and Marco Gonzalez — spoke emotionally on behalf of women who Frye said were “too scared to speak” or file formal complaints. “I believe what they have told me, and they need to know that they are not alone,” said Ms. Frye.

Mr. Briggs added, “When you’re ready to file lawsuits, I’ll be standing in court.” Mr. Filner’s victims, the three say, include employees of the City of San Diego, and could include members of the city’s Street Division of the Transportation and Storm Water Department.

[Think Progress]

Lawsuit could be filed against Charlottesville after woman was arrested for buying sparkling water

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — A 20-year-old woman arrested by the Charlottesville Police Department is mulling over whether or not to file a lawsuit against the city.

This all stems from Elizabeth Daly being arrested on April 11 for underage possession of alcoholic products when agents of the Alcoholic Beverages Control (ABC) mistaken the sparkled water she purchased for beer.

Ms. Daly said she panicked because the agents weren’t in uniform and one pulled a gun, so she fled. She was charged with two felonies and spent the night in jail.

[WXII 12 News]