Police believe they have found the man who raped and/or robbed as many as 51 women in the New York City metropolitan area since 1993.
Officials first discovered a pattern to this series of attacks in 1997, and DNA evidence soon proved their theory. The attacks took place after midnight and were committed by a masked man carrying a handgun. Police arrested Jones at a pawn shop after he and his girlfriend attempted to sell a piece of jewelry stolen in a February 14 rape and robbery.
DNA evidence has linked 34-year-old Isaac Jones to 17 different attacks. Jones admitted to raping four women during police questioning on Tuesday and was charged with four counts of rape as well as burglary, robbery, menacing, and possession of stolen property and stolen weapons.
Police hope to eventually charge Jones in other attacks using their DNA evidence.
10/29/2014 North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions - The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
The decision overturned a lower court order finding the law, known as HB 1297, unconstitutional and permanently blocking its enforcement. . . .
10/29/2014 Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People - A state court judge on Tuesday refused to order the Georgia Secretary of State to add some 40,000 voters to the voter rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of African Americans and other people of color in the state.
Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
More than 100,000 voters were registered by the three groups, but about a third of those registered never made the rolls. . . .