Fort Lauderdale Remote Studio liveshot discussing the breaking news in Baltimore, where the prosecutor has just announced the arrests of all six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Our state of the art green screen studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and all of South Florida) welcomed back, criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh who was our studio guest live on Fox News’ The Kelly File. Mark and fellow criminal defense attorney, Arthur Aidala, discussed the breaking news with Megyn Kelly, giving their legal analysis and perspective on the case that has attracted nationwide attention.
Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby held a press conference announcing that a grand jury has indicted all six officers. The most serious of all the charges is a second degree murder charge with a “depraved heart” meaning that the officer had indifference to human life. Four of the officers (including the officer charged with second degree murder) are charged with involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury also added a charge of reckless endangerment against each of the officers.
The charges stem from the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray, a week after he suffered a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. His death sparked outrage within the community as protestors took to the streets. While most of the protesters were peaceful, there were some who vandalized and destroyed property, burned down local businesses and battled forcefully with police.
The case is now moved to Baltimore Circuit Court, where all the officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2. All the officers posted bail, following their arrest and bond court appearance before a judge. Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. is the officer charged with the second degree murder charged and could potentially be sentenced to as much as 60 plus years in prison. The other five officers face a maximum sentence between 20 to 30 years if convicted.
Our Fort Lauderdale video production studio has been covering a brazen jewelry heist in London where thieves took off with more than $300 million worth of stolen goods. Nine suspects have been arrested as more than 200 police officers raided at least a dozen properties in the north London area.
We welcomed back Larry Lawton, a former jewel thief turned honorary police officer, and author of the book “Gangster Redemption” who was live on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. Larry gave an in depth analysis as to the specifics of how such a massive heist was pulled off, predicting that more arrests are imminent. He believes, as do many law enforcement officials, that the heist was an inside job. Police were surprised and suspicious that there was no response to the alarm that was set off after the crime.
The heist happened during the Easter holiday weekend. Surveillance video shows the thieves drilling into a vault at the Hatton Garden State Safe Deposit Ltd, located in central London. They then fled the scene, taking off in a getaway van with the stolen merchandise and dozens of safety deposit boxes. Left behind at the scene, were the suspects’ power tools, crowbars and discarded boxes.
South Florida green screen video production studio (Miami, Fort Lauderdale) covering the story of a cyber security consultant who claims he has hacked into the computer systems of up to 20 flights. The latest incident involved a United Airlines flight to Syracuse, New York, where FBI officials detained the man, following posts he made on social media, discussing hacking the flight he was on. Our state of the art HD Studio in downtown, Fort Lauderdale, welcomed back, retired American Airlines Pilot, Jay Rollins, who discussed this story live on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Chris Roberts, a security researcher with One World Labs, told the FBI he has managed to take control of an aircraft’s engine after successfully hacking into the airline’s in-flight computer systems. The alleged hacking incidents occurred between 2011-2014. Roberts was able to access the aircraft’s controls through the Seat Electronic Box (SEB) that are installed on on each side of the aisle on some planes. Roberts was able to finagle the box and attach an ethernet cable with a modified connector to the box and his laptop computer. This allowed him to gain access and control over the inflight entertainment system. Security experts have harshly criticized and condemned the alleged aircraft hackings, Some experts also are skeptical to whether or not Roberts’ hacking claims are truthful and even possible. Roberts claims his only intention is to improve airline security. It’s important to note that he has not, as of the present time, been charged with any crimes.
Our Fort Lauderdale green screen video production studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County) is covering the “Deflategate” scandal involving New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. The NFL has decided to fine Brady $1million dollars, suspend him for the first four games of next year’s NFL season and take away two draft picks from the team. Our state of the art HD remote, uplink studio in Fort Lauderdale, welcomed back, Former NFL Supervisior of Officials, Jim Daopoulos who was live on CNN New Day. Jim, along with former Patriot’s receiver Dante Stallworth discussed the NFL’s punishment of Brady with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
The NFL’s investigation found that Brady had knowledge that team footballs were intentionally deflated below the standard weight range between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch (PSI). It was discovered that 11 of the 12 balls set aside for the Patriots offense were found to be under inflated during their AFC Playoff Championship victory over the Baltimore Colts 45-7. Brady’s agent, Do Yee and Patriot’s owner, Robert Kraft are both sticking by Brady, defending the quarterback. Although Kraft said he would abide by whatever decision the NFL came to, he released a statement Monday night criticizing the investigation. “Despite our conviction that there was no tampering with footballs, it was our intention to accept any discipline levied by the league,” Kraft said. “Today’s punishment, however, far exceeded any reasonable expectation. It was based completely on circumstantial rather than hard or conclusive evidence. The statement said Brady had the team’s “unconditional support” and that its “belief in him has not wavered.” The team statement also thanked New England Patriot fans for their support during and after the investigation.
Our South Florida green screen video production studio (servicing, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beach tri-county areas) is covering the latest developments in Baltimore. We welcome back, criminal defense attorney, Mark Eiglarsh who was on Fox News’ The Kelly File, discussing the decision of the State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, to charge six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Attorneys for the police officers filed a motion calling for the case to be thrown out and have State Attorney Mosby removed from the case. The motion cites alleged bias and conflicts of interests because the prosecutor has personal ties to potential witnesses and that a family attorney for the Gray family is a friend and attorney for Mosby. Furthermore, the motion states that Mosby and her husband, who is a city councilman, stand to benefit financially and politically from the case.
Three of the six officers have been charged with false imprisonment of Freddie Gray, after the prosecutor concluded that Gray’s arrest was illegal. Freddie Gary’s arrested by officers and charged with being in possession of an illegal switchblade. Mr. Gray suffered severe spinal cord injuries after he was arrested and taken into police custody. The prosecutor says Freddie Gray died after he was placed faced down in the police van. He was handcuffed and shackled with leg irons and was not buckled in when placed in the vehicle. Mosby claims the officers ignored Gray’s pleas for medical attention. When paramedics arrived, Gray was in critical condition, suffering cardiac arrest. Mosby deemed the officers lacked probable cause in arresting Gray and that the knife found on his person was legal.