Archive for the ‘custody’ Category

500 Tibetan protesters detained in Nepal

April 17, 2008

KATMANDU, Nepal – Police in Nepal say they have detained more than 500 Tibetan exiles who were protesting near the Chinese Embassy in the capital.

A police official says 505 Tibetans have been taken into custody from at least three separate protests near the embassy in an upscale neighborhood of the city on Thursday.

Nepal says it cannot allow protests against any friendly nations, including China.

In India, runners carried the Olympic flame along a heavily guarded route through central New Delhi. It was protected by about 15,000 police who kept away Tibetan exiles and other anti-China protesters.

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Britney Spears: Two More Weeks In Hospital

February 4, 2008
By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
 
February 4, 2008 

On Sunday a judge in Los Angeles extended Britney Spears‘ stay in a psychiatric ward two weeks under a section in state law that allows patients to be kept for medical treatment if they are found to be gravely disabled or a danger to themselves or others.

The extension was viewed as a safety measure that may permit Ms. Spears time to detoxify or “detox” under supervised conditions.  She is unable to self medicate in the UCLA Medical Center where she is receiving care.
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Ms. Spears was to be released Sunday from the Medical Center‘s psychiatric ward after undergoing a 72-hour mental evaluation under California State Code 5150.

The Associated Press reported that Ms. Spears’ extension of detainment Sunday made it unlikely she would appear at a scheduled Monday morning hearing over custody of her children, 1-year-old Jayden James and 2-year-old Sean Preston.
Britney Spears arrives for the grand opening party of LAX nightclub ... 
Britney Spears arrives for the grand opening party of LAX nightclub at the Luxor hotel-casino in Las Vegas, in a Sept. 1, 2007 file photo. A judge extended her stay in a psychiatric ward Sunday Feb.3, 2008 , as doctors decided to keep her hospitalized an additional 14 days.
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Ms. Spears, 26, lost custody of the boys to ex-husband Kevin Federline following an incident last month when she refused to return the children after a visit.

Ms. Spears was briefly hospitalized because of her bizarre behavior at that time. On Thursday, she was again hospitalized — apparently due to a family intervention.

On Friday, Court Commissioner Reva Goetz ruled that Spears needed someone else to take over her personal and financial affairs.  Her father James is now accountable to the court for her care and well being — removing Ms. Spears from her manager and mother.

Spears’ father, James, and her attorney, Andrew Wallet, were granted conservatorship, but a court hearing was scheduled Monday afternoon to review the matter.

A UCLA Medical Center spokesman did not immediately return a phone message Sunday seeking comment. Calls to Wallet and attorney Sorrell Trope also were not returned.

Spears’ erratic behavior since she filed for divorce in November 2006 has included appearing in short skirts without underwear, shaving her head, abandoning a car in traffic when it had a flat tire, and recently, holding her dog and sobbing on a sidewalk.

A friend asked me this morning why I was writing about Britney Spears and “pop culture.”  I told him this story was no longer about “pop culture” but is now a familiar saga of drug and alcohol abuse, intervention, mental and medical care and recovery (hopefully).

Ms. Spears is just another media “star” who overused drugs and alcohol.  Now perhaps she can obtain the treatment she needs and return to the spotlight with a new lease on life.

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Alcohol, Drugs, Bizarre Behavior: Pop Star Spears In Trouble

January 5, 2008
By Sandy Cohen,  AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES – Britney Spears was derailed yet again in her struggle to get her life back on track, losing custody of her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline. A court commissioner Friday gave sole physical and legal custody of the former couple’s two little boys to Federline and suspended the troubled pop star’s visitation rights.

Spears was hauled away from her home to a hospital by paramedics a day before, after police had to intervene when she refused to return the children to Federline after a court-monitored visit.

Britney Spears
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Britney Spears performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California during her The Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004

Britney Spears performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California during her The Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004

Commissioner Scott Gordon ordered another hearing to be held Jan. 14.

Federline had previously been awarded temporary custody of 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James because Spears has defied court orders, resulting in limitations….

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Vick Dog In Slammer; Wants a Mike Tyson Free Ride

November 19, 2007


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 19, 2007

Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has begun serving his prison sentence so he can get out of custody as soon as possible.
The length of Vick’s sentence won’t be determined until next month.
Steve Blando, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshal’s Service headquarters in Washington, confirmed that Vick turned himself into custody but would not provide additional details. The Associated Press reported that Vick is being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va.“From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions and his self surrender further demonstrates that acceptance,” Billy Martin, one of Vick’s lawyers, said in a statement.

“Michael wants to again apologize to everyone [who] has been hurt in this matter and he thanks all of the people who have offered him and his family prayers and support during this time.”

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson of Richmond, who will sentence Vick on Dec. 10, signed an order Monday to allow the U.S. Marshal’s Service to take Vick into custody.

Vick, who surrendered to authorities in Richmond, was put in custody “based solely on his desire to begin his period of incarceration prior to his sentencing hearing and not because of a violation of any condition of his bond,” Hudson wrote.

In August, Vick pleaded guilty for his role in a dogfighting operation known as Bad Newz Kennels at his former property in Surry County, Va. Vick acknowledged financing the operation beginning in 2001 through this past spring. In a plea agreement, Vick admitted the operation involved the “victimization and killing of pit bull dogs.”

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Vick faces between 12 and 18 months in prison, although Hudson could impose a sentence below or above that range if he sees fit.

“The sooner he gets in, the better it is for him if he wants to play football again,” said Atlanta criminal defense attorney Jerry Froelich, who has followed Vick’s case. “He should have gone into custody right away.”

Staff writers Jeremy Redmon and D. Orlando Ledbetter contributed to this article.

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