A mistrial has been declared in the trial of Kevon Neal, who was charged with vehicular homicide after he and another criminal led Prince George’s police officer Adrian Morris on a high speed chase A woman on the jury, who was questioned about religious beliefs PRIOR to her sitting her fanny in the jury seat, UPENDED the entire trial by emailing the judge during deliberations to say that because of her religious beliefs she cannot judge another man. WHAAAAAAAAT?!! Kevon Neal and his accomplice Kenneth Michell lead Officer Adrian Morris on a high speed chase AFTER they had snatched a woman’s purse. Kenneth Mitchell pleaded guilty in October 2013, to the charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. You mean to tell me that this will be the only punishment for these crimes? I’m so very disappointed and so was State’s Attorney General Angela Alsobrooks, “a complete disgrace,” is what she called this. See the WJLA story below.
Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin Maxwell has been named one of the four finalist in the AASA’s Finalists for 2014 National Superintendent of the Year. Maxwell was chosen based on his work as Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. If Maxwell wins, A $10,000 college scholarship will be presented in the name of the 2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year to a student in the high school from which the superintendent graduated, or the school now serving the same area. Maxwell is a graduate of Bladensburgh High School so I think they should be rooting extra hard for Maxwell right now.
DC Substitute teacher and Hyattsville resident Georgette Takideu charged with charged with assault and cruelty to children after an incident where she alleged slammed a young male student’s head into his desk causing the elementary student a concussion. She was booked and freed pending a D.C. Superior Court hearing scheduled for Jan. 31. The Washington Post reported, “The alleged incident occurred Nov. 13 at the Noyes Education Campus in the 2700 block of 10th Street NE, in the Brookland neighborhood. Police say a student made a complaint to the principal, who investigated. The principal then spoke with multiple students who described a motion of the teacher knocking on [the victim’s] head as if someone were knocking on a door,” a police charging document filed in court stated. One of the students told the principal, according to the account in the court document, that the teacher told the 11-year-old boy, “You should die young.” Police said that the boy was treated at a hospital and that his mother produced medical records showing her son had suffered a concussion.”
Georgett Takideu and 42-year-old Angelia Griffin of Hyattsville must know each other because Angelia Griffin is crazy too. She is accused of first and second degree assault and theft as a result of her stealing her neighbors dog Rocky, lying about it, then stabbing the neighbor when he bent down to retrieve his dog from her house. NBC Washington did a story. This is some craziness.
A woman who allegedly stole a dog from a Landover home stabbed the dog owner in the back with a kitchen knife after he attempted to retrieve his pet. According to Prince George’s County Police, the incident unraveled Monday when James Hodge, Jr. let his poodle, “Rocky,” outside for a few minutes. When he came back to get Rocky, a neighbor told him she saw a woman take the pup away. Hodge had suspected 42-year-old Angelia Griffin may have taken the dog, so he stopped by her home. Griffin assured Hodge she wasn’t the perpetrator, even inviting him inside to look for the dog. Just then, her young son exclaimed there was in fact a dog inside the home, and Rocky came prancing back to Hodge. When Hodge kneeled down to pick Rocky up, Griffin grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the back. “The dog didn’t like her, that’s all I know,” Hodge said. Hodge was treated on scene for his injuries and released. “I’m just glad to have my dog back,” he said. Griffin is facing charges of first and second degree assault, as well as a theft charge.
The Bus (BTW I hate that name for Prince George’s County’s public transportation bus system) has new schedules for several bus line. The Bus routes 21, 21X, 51, 52 will have earlier morning service. From The Gazette:
Route 21 will include an earlier morning southbound service from the New Carrollton Metrorail Station and more service during peak hours before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m., according to a Department of Public Works and Transportation news release. Route 21X will provide midday service every 20 minutes instead of the current 30 minutes, according to a department news release. “Prince George’s County is pleased to provide these route improvements for its citizens and riders who depend on The Bus for their transportation needs,” said department acting director Darrell Mobley in an email to The Gazette.
Route 51 (extended) and route 52 have been consolidated into Route 51 as the previous routes are canceled as of Monday, according to a department news release. The new route 51 will provide more service to the county courthouse and the County Administration Building as well as continue taking passengers to the Chrysler Building and the County Board of Education by request, according to a department news release.