Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer|
Georgia Prison Guards arrested after FBI Sting (Feb. 11)
After an FBI sting operation of a Georgia prison, 46 current and former correctional officers, as well as two civilians and one inmate, were arrested for drug trafficking.
Dozens of guards agreed to drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker.
Guards believed their position would keep them from getting caught. In exchange for this, they received thousands of dollars in bribes, according to ABC News.
Mexico Prison Riot chaos (Feb. 11)
A riot broke out on Feb. 10 at Topo Chico Prison in Monterrey, Mexico, which left 52 dead and 12 others injured.
The riots started when two rival gang leaders started a fight that turned into a melee.
The riot started the night before at approximately 11:00 p.m. and was under control by 12:30 a.m..
Family members of inmates amassed outside the prison after the release of the news.
Robert Kennedy’s assassin denied bail for 15th time (Feb. 10)
Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole in California for the15th time.
Commissioners concluded that Sirhan Sirhan has not yet understood the enormity of his crime, nor has he been able to show remorse of his acts, according to Fox News.
Hope Solo thinks about not going to Olympics due to Zika (Feb. 9)
United States Women’s National Team goalie Hope Solo said she has concerns of competing in the upcoming Olympic Games due to the Zika Virus.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games to be held in Brazil this summer has seen many health concern problems leading up to the games.
“… Competing in the Olympics should be a safe environment for every athlete, male and female alike. Female athletes should not be forced to make a decision that could sacrifice the health of a child,” said Hope Solo in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
Spain Arrests 7 Suspected of Supplying Cash and Weapons to ISIS (Feb. 7)
Seven people suspected to have ties with ISIS were arrested by authorities in Spain.
Each suspect supplied firearms and cash to terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to Time Magazine.
Five of the suspects were Spanish nationals of Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan origin; the other two were foreigners of Morocco and Syria, according to NBC News.
Goat arrested in India for Grazing in garden (Feb. 9)
A goat in India has been arrested for repeatedly grazing into a neighbor’s garden.
The goat’s owner Abdul Hassan and the goat were taken into custody after the neighbor, a judge, filed a complaint.
Hassan and his goat have been charged with damaging and destroying other’s property and trespassing and faces over two years in prison if proven guilty, according to Sky News.