Jacksonville Man Indicted In Attempted Murder Of United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan
Smiling Iranian president makes direct offer of ‘peace and friendship’ to the United States in his first English message since election
The drug’s dangers became more clear after a rash of overdoses and four deaths this summer, including two at a huge annual electronic music festival in New York City. The parties of the late 1980s and early ’90s saw the heyday of ecstasy, but its popularity began to wane a decade ago after a number of deaths and hospitalizations. That’s when Molly made her way onto the scene. Over the last few years, drugs sold under that name have “flooded” the market, said Rusty Payne, a spokesman with the Drug Enforcement Administration. In some states, there has been a 100-fold increase – the combined number of arrests, seizures, emergency room mentions and overdoses – between 2009 and 2012, according to DEA figures. The drug is accessible and marketed to recreational drug users who believe it to be less dangerous than its predecessor, which was often cut with other substances, from Ritalin to LSD. Like ecstasy, Molly is said to give a lengthy, euphoric high with slight hallucinogenic properties. In reality, however, the promised pure MDMA experience “doesn’t exist,” said Payne. ‘SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT’ Most of the Molly is one of several synthetic designer drugs that have been flooding the U.S. and European marketplace from chemical labs primarily based in China, Payne said. “A lot of people are missing the boat here,” he said. Molly could be anything …
The official reason was because alcohol was served with the meal, according to Press TV, Iran’s English-language broadcaster. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was present for Obama’s speech before lunch. U.S. Deputy U.N. Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo was seated at the U.S. table when Rouhani spoke later in the afternoon. Rouhani has said his election was a mandate from Iranians for more moderate policies but hard-line conservatives skeptical of any detente with the United States are still dominant in Iran’s parliament and military institutions, and the newly elected president might have feared a backlash. Obama appears keen to pursue an opportunity for a major foreign policy achievement, but at the same time needs to protect himself from U.S. conservatives who see outreach to Iran as weakness. A face-to-face meeting would have posed political risks for Obama, just as for Rouhani, as it could have increased expectations for swift progress and fueled criticism that he is rewarding the new Iranian president prematurely. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduces President Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton for a conversation about the future of health care reform in America A group of 11 Republican U.S. senators, led by Florida’s Marco Rubio, wrote to Obama on Tuesday expressing concern that he might be considering offering a concession that would allow Iran to preserve part of a nuclear-weapons program. In his speech, Obama reaffirmed his pledge that his administration would not tolerate Iran’s development of nuclear weapons but avoided repeating his previous assertion that all options are on the table – code for possible military action – in dealing with the Iranian nuclear issue. French President Francois Hollande became the first Western leader to meet Rouhani on Tuesday after warning that Paris expects ‘concrete gestures’ by Iran to show it will give up a military nuclear program.
The indictment alleges that Richardson continued making false statements to his assigned probation officer and failed to appear for court hearings on June 3 and June 11, 2013. Shortly thereafter, Richardson stole a Savage Arms .30-06 rifle and ammunition from the a Sports Authority store in Jacksonville. Several days later, on June 23, 2013, he discharged that rifle during his attempt to murder Judge Corrigan. An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty. This case was investigated by the FBI and multiple other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the United States Marshals Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the United States Probation Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office; the Clay County Sheriffs Office; the Baker County Sheriffs Office; the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office; the Daytona Beach Police Department; and the Bethune Cookman University Public Safety Office. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant United States Attorney Mac D. Heavener, III and Assistant United States Attorney Mark B. Devereaux. Photos from the related press conference: During a press conference at the federal courthouse in downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville Field Office Special Agent in Charge Michelle S. Klimt thanks federal, state, and local law enforcement for their partnership in the investigation, which led to the indictment charging Aaron M. Richardson, 24, with a number of federal offenses, including the attempted murder of United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan.