07 November 2005

At a Glance...

1) A 13-year-old girl who was abducted and sexually assaulted at a Suffolk YMCA in 2002 cannot sue the organization because it enjoys charitable immunity, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled. A lower court dismissed a lawsuit filed on the girl's behalf, saying she was benefiting from the YMCA's charitable services when the attack occurred.

2) A Saint Louis, MO woman, who was about to be arrested on suspicion of fatally poisoning her boyfriend, was found dead in her house. Police said they planned to charge the woman, 52, in the death last year of boyfriend. Lab results showed he died of a massive dose of arsenic. Police said they don't know how she died but don't suspect foul play.

3) The lone law enforcement officer in a small Idaho town has stopped patrols after local officials couldn't pay $20,000 for stationing the sheriff's deputy in town. A contract between the county sheriff and the town stipulated that the town and its local school would each pay $10,000, but the school couldn't come up with the money.

3 comments:

Skelly said...

Here is a link to the Idaho story that doesn't require registration. Poor Murtaugh.

Pleader said...

Benefitting from their charitable Services? Maybe Al Queda should have obtained charitable status.

Mark said...

Steve,
Having worked for the YMCA for 8 years, I do not hold them in high regard. Each local association, although operating under Chicago's umbrella, has its own culture. Mine in Texas was more concerned with money than really providing quality programs for its members/children. It's suprising more incidents like this haven't occurred.