Suspect in Wisconsin Salon Attack had History of Abuse

A man suspected of opening fire at a Wisconsin salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse and had been arrested for slashing his wife’s tires a few weeks earlier, police said.
It wasn’t clear if Radcliffe Franklin Haughton’s wife was among the victims in Sunday’s shooting at the spa in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class suburb west of Milwaukee. Haughton, 45, shot himself to death at the salon, police said.
Haughton’s wife sought court protection four days after he slashed her tires on Oct. 4, Brookfield police said. Police arrested him and a judge granted a four-year restraining order on Thursday. As part of the order, Haughton, of Brown Deer, was prohibited from owning a firearm.
Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus declined to comment on whether Haughton had surrendered any weapons prior to Sunday’s salon rampage. Tushaus also said he wasn’t aware of a motive, but that investigators weren’t looking for anyone else in the shooting.

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Domestic Violence Arrest Costs Chad Johnson his Job and his Realty Show

Chad Johnson has officially been released by the Miami Dolphin after his Saturday night arrest for domestic battery.  To make matters worse VH1 has also decided to pull its reality show staring Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lozada.  The arrest appears to stem from an argument between Johnson and Lozada over a receipt she found for a box of condoms.  Upon arriving, police did observe visible injuries to Lozada’s forehead, however, there was no corresponding injury to the forehead of Johnson.
Rather than wait to see the outcome of Johnson’s domestic battery case, the Dolphins decided to pull the plug a mere 48 hours after the arrest, leaving Johnson without a team for the upcoming NFL season.  Only time will tell whether anything comes of this case, but one thing is for sure Chad Johnson’s stay in Miami was a short one.
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DCF in the News Yet Again

Police and prosecutors arrested four alleged pimps Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into a ring of human traffickers who preyed on abused and neglected children in foster care.

The men, police say, were part of an organized conspiracy to lure underage girls into prostitution. The four were charged with conspiracy, racketeering and unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Using a teenage foster child as a recruiter, police say, the four men plied underage girls with cash, affection and gifts. Ultimately, the girls became prostitutes who earned the ring about $100 for every man with whom they had sex. The girls, in turn, were paid $30 or $40 of that original $100.

Beginning in January of 2011, members of the ring would call girls on cell phones supplied by the men and arrange for them to have sex at a building in Homestead that the ring used as a kind of brothel, records say.

Charged Monday were Eric George Earle, 29, called “E-Nasty,” Willie Calvin Bivens, 65, called “Tank,” Anturrell Nathaniel Dean, 30, and David Zarifi, 34. A fifth person — a 17-year-old foster child who is identified only by the initials S.S. — is listed in a 13-page sworn statement as a “recruiter” for the ring, though she is not charged with any crimes. As of late Monday, the four men remained in jail: Zarifi on $53,000 bail, Earle on $60,000 bail, Bivens on $35,505 bail, and Dean on $45,000.

The human trafficking investigation also involves a now-suspended child abuse investigator for the agency that oversees child welfare efforts in Florida. Jean LaCroix, a child protective investigator employed by the Department of Children & Families, was placed on paid administrative leave while police and prosecutors investigate allegations he repeatedly had sex with a teenaged foster child whose safety he was assigned to protect.

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Police: Va. man shot at lawyer in custody dispute

Police say a man shot at the opposing attorney in his child custody case in  Virginia.

Chesterfield Police Capt. David Pritchard says the man fired one shot at the  entrance to a law office across from the Chesterfield County Courthouse around  1:30 p.m. Thursday. Neither the shooter nor the attorney was immediately  identified.

Pritchard says police believe the man fired one shot, which missed the  attorney. Two others received minor injuries as they tried to run away from the  scene.

The shooter is in custody but has not yet been charged.

Pritchard says the man and the attorney had been in court Thursday morning  for a hearing. The shooter was arrested at the scene by an off-duty Capitol  police officer who was there on personal business and a Chesterfield  officer.

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Desmond Hatchett: Man With 30 Kids Requests Child-Support Break

A 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn. man with 30 children appeared in court this week to ask the state for child-support help, Memphis news station WREG reported Wednesday.

Desmond Hatchett has fathered 30 children — which is believed to be the record in Knox county, according to the Los Angeles Times — with 11 different women. His youngest children are toddlers and his oldest is 14.

Hatchett reportedly asked the court to give him a break on his payments, claiming that he’s struggling to make ends meet with his minimum-wage job. Currently, the state requires him to divide 50 percent of his earnings among the 11 women, some of whom receive as little as $1.49 a month, WREG reports.

How did Hatchett come to father so many children? “I had four kids in the same year. Twice,” he told Volunteer TV in 2009. He also told a local news station that year that he was “done” having kids (he had only 21 at the time).

Hatchett isn’t the only serial father to make headlines. NFL player Antonio Cromartie, 28, famously fathered 10 children by eight women in six states.

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