Tavon White, leader of a jailhouse gang called "The Black Gorilla Family" is in the Baltimore City Detention Center awaiting trial on attempted murder charges. Often times when we hear about anyone in jail we think about hard time, solitary confinement, and inmates not being allowed to lead lives in which they indulge in the pleasures that we all take for granted. This does not hold true for Tavon White who apparently over indulged while incarcerated. White is being accused of impregnating 4 corrections officers who were involved in a criminal enterprise with him.
This "playboy prisoner" is facing an indictment that claims that the gang ran a scheme from inside the detention center and charges gang members and corrections officers with conspiracy, drug possession, distribution and money laundering.
In other "just when you thought you heard it all news", a grandfather in India was arrested this week after selling his newborn grandson on Facebook.
Feroz Khan, 47, of Ludhiana city in the northwestern state of Punjab, allegedly kidnapped his daughter Noori's son from the hospital shortly after he was born on April 3, according to Punjab Newsline. He told Noori that her son had died.
With the help of two temporary employees at the hospital where his daughter gave birth, Khan arranged a deal on Facebook to sell his baby grandson for 45,000 rupees ($830). The newborn baby was sold to Amit Kumar of New Delhi. Noori filed a police report that her son had been kidnapped.
"We acted upon the complaint of the mother, who alleged that her child was stolen from the nursing home in Ludhiana," Ishwar Singh, Ludhiana's Commissioner of Police, told the Telegraph. "After investigations, we found the grandfather of the child had struck a deal with a man in Delhi and had roped-in the nursing staff to smuggle the baby out of the nursing home. We have arrested four people including the grandfather. We have also booked the buyer from Delhi."
Police found the baby at Facebook buyer Kumar’s Ranjit Nagar home on Tuesday, according to the Hindustan Times. The baby was ill and undergoing treatment at Sir Gangaram Hospital.
In an extreme case of the authorities "dropping the ball", a Philadelphia couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another son has died.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in faith healing. They lost their 8-month-old son, Brandon, last week after he suffered from diarrhea and breathing problems for at least a week, and stopped eating. Four years ago, another son died from bacterial pneumonia.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that a decision on charges will be made after they get the results of an autopsy.
A jury convicted the Schaibles of involuntary manslaughter in the January 2009 death of their 2-year-old son, Kent. The boy's symptoms had included coughing, congestion, crankiness and a loss of appetite. His parents said he was eating and drinking until the last day, and they had thought he was getting better.
The Schaibles were sentenced to 10 years' probation.
At a hearing Monday, a judge told the couple they had violated the terms of their probation, noting the Schaibles had told investigators that they prayed to God to make Brandon well instead of seeking medical attention.
"You did that once, and the consequences were tragic," Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner said, according to the local news.
Prosecutors on Monday sought to have the couple jailed, but Lerner permitted them to remain free because their seven other children had been placed in foster care.
This is a absolute travesty of justice. If this had been Derrick and Tawana Jackson they'd still be serving time after the death of their first child!