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Professor Birdsong teaches Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Evidence, and Immigration Law at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and his Bachelors degree from Howard University. On April 1, 2009, he was promoted to the post of Associate Dean of Administration of the Law School.

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GERMANY: A Shocking Crime Wave? We learn that a Munich man identified only as David G., 31 was sentenced to 11 years in prison in January 2020 for attempted murder in more than a dozen cases in which he tricked women into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet. Prosecutors said David contacted women online, claiming to be a doctor seeking paid volunteers for experiments of pain perception. He then convinced the…
ARIZONA: “Penis Man?” We learn that police have arrested a man known as the “Penis Man” graffiti artist. Dustin Shomer, 38, is accused of spray-painting the phrase all over Tempe and Arizona State University in the first weeks of 2020. In a Facebook post Shomer stated he had spent 24 hours in custody after the SWAT team raided his condo.   Can he tell us whether he is the “Penis Man?” ARIZONA: A true case of…
CONNECTICUT: “This guy took tree-hugging too far,” read the headline. A half-naked man was accused of passionately humping trees in a stranger’s backyard, according to police. John Fignar, 36, was screaming and eating branches while going to town on the trees outside a home in Naugatuck. When he spotted police he allegedly ran off – but was caught and charged with criminal trespassing. JAPAN:  Close encounter of third kind? A team of scientists at the…
FLORIDA: Road Show??? A couple was arrested for allegedly having sex on the side of a road. Police reported that Amber Gormley, 39, and Shawn McClelland, 30, got it on in the town of Largo on a Saturday afternoon. Drivers told police they saw McClelland performing oral sex on Gormley and witnessed them having intercourse. Each were charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition, police reported. FLORIDA: Some croc? Authorities were sent to check out a…
NEW YORK CITY: Flamethrower? We learn that a hothead with a flamethrower hopped on top of a city bus in Brooklyn and torched the air above as onlookers filmed and cheered – sparking outrage by city officials and police. The stunt was part of a Wu-Tang Clan tribute video by local rapper Dupree G.O. D. Dupree turned himself in to police the next day, claiming it was a P.R. stunt. He was not jailed but…
ARGENTINA: “Kicker” girl stops a thief. A 4-foot-11 young lady who knew a thing or two about mixed martial arts taught an alleged cellphone thief that she would not be get kicked around. Brisa, 20, of Mar del Plata, gave chase when her phone was swiped after she left work in early December 2020. With the help of a friend, she caught up with the suspect and shouted at bystanders to hold him as she…
MICHIGAN: What a blast?  It has been reported that  a mother  unwittingly caused a garbage truck explosion after dumping chemicals her teenage son was using to make fireworks. The truck blew up in Bloomfield Township, sending trash flying in the residential neighborhood. The blast occurred when the chemicals got mixed together, fire officials said. No arrests were made. PUERTO RICO: True, no good deed goes unpunished. We learn that a good Samaritan stopped to help…
NEW YORK CITY: PINNED! An attempted carjacker was clinging to life in the hospital after his intended victim hit the gas, pinning him against a pole in the Bronx, police said. The 24-year-old driver had pulled over his Jeep Cherokee just after midnight on a Tuesday when three men tried to pull him out of the car. The driver accelerated and pinned one man to a pole. He was taken to the hospital in critical…
NEW YORK CITY:  “Perv Police officer rearrested,” read the headline. The NYPD officer accused of masturbating while asking a 10-year-old girl to lick her underwear was arrested again in November 2020, for endangering the welfare of a child. The officer, Shaun Frazier, 40, was arrested in Brooklyn just after 12:30 pm and was charged with acting injurious to a child. Frazier was originally arrested in September 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting his friend’s 10-year-old daughter.…
THAILAND: “Sex addict dies in orgy,” read the headline. An avowed sex  addict recently downed a cocktail of drugs, including Viagra, and slathered an erection cream called “Marathon Rub” on his penis before taking part in an orgy – in which he died of a heart attack. Khun Thep, 44, collapsed during the monthly romp with friends in a hotel suite where police found the erectile dysfunction cream, the liquor, and some other  meds. Investigators…