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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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NORTH CAROLINA: Marriage Fraud? A woman and a man were down on their luck in Granville County, when a motorist pulled over and asked the woman to marry him, authorities said. The proposal came from a noncitizen from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia looking to “buy” permanent residency in the U.S. via a sham marriage, so he offered the couple $12,000. She accepted and tied the knot – but now Immigration officials have arrested…
ALABAMA: “Crabby food fight,” read the headline. A buffet restaurant turned into a brawl-you-can-eat when diners battled over — crab legs. Buffet-line delays at the Meteor restaurant in Huntsville in late-February 2019, led to customers fighting with tongs and plates, police said. Two diners Chequita Jenkins and John Chapman face misdemeanor charges. NEW YORK CITY: Statue of Liberty climber seeks liberty! The immigrant rights activist convicted of climbing the Statue of Liberty on July 4,…
INDIANA: “This adds insult to injury,” read the headline. We learn a man who shot himself in his genitals may face jail time because he didn’t have a license to carry the gun. Mark Jones, 46, was out for a morning stroll in Marion when the 9mm handgun, which was not in a holster, slipped out of his waistband, police said. The pistol-packer reached down to adjust his weapon and blasted his beans and frank.…
CALIFORNIA: Pervert in a toe-jam? A man convicted of sucking on a sleeping woman’s toes after breaking into her home claimed to be a Zeus-like god sent to earth to seduce women. Richard Parkhurst, 29, of Norwalk was convicted of burglary and other charges in connection with a wild chain of events that unfolded after he exposed himself to a woman in October 2017, then later broke in to her home. FLORIDA: Cookie Monster? A…
ARIZONA: Twisted Sister, maybe? A woman dressed as a nun, and carrying a Bible on her lap, was arrested trafficking $90,000 in synthetic opioids, according to police. Esther Gomez de Aquilar, 53, of Yuma was sporting a veil while driving with her husband when a police officer pulled them over for a traffic violation, in Pinal County. The officer discovered 8 ½ pounds of fentanyl powder and pills, police said. CANADA: Hissy fit over in-flight…
ARGENTINA: “What a package!” A married couple was allegedly caught smuggling thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine and marijuana inside of plastic party penises. The dealers were caught with at least 10 of the gag gifts – often used as party favors at bachelorette parties at their home near Buenos Aires. Police say inside there was more than a kilo of cocaine and a half of kilo of marijuana. CALIFORNIA: Ring, ring, ring, gulp… A…
BRAZIL: “Polly wanna lawyer” read the headline. It has been reported that a parrot was taken into police custody in late April 2019 for warning his drug-dealing female owner that police were about to launch a raid – squawking “Mummy, police!” The green-feathered “watchbird” began screeching the moments officers showed up at the home in the eastern city of Teresina. However, the bird refused sing like a canary. “So far it hasn’t made a sound,”…
SOUTH AFRICA: The “Terminator” gets a kick from a wacko? A crazed man blasted Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying double kick to the back one Saturday in May 2019 during a sports events for school children in Johannesburg. Moments before the incident the suspect had walked up behind the 71-year-old Schwarzenegger and waved in a n attempt to get the former bodybuilder’s attention. A security guard grabbed the man by his arm and led him…
CALIFORNIA: The headline read, “Dog sitter more shag than wag.” We learn that a woman hired a pet sitter through the dog-walking app Wag and spotted the person naked in her home when she checked the puppy cam. Turns out that Rosie Brown booked 26-year-old pet sitter Casey Brengle to take care of her two pups, but instead the woman invited her boyfriend to the home for a romp in Ms. Brown’s bed. In her…
FLORIDA: It all came out in the end. A jail inmate denied stealing another inmate’s cigarettes. However, a strip search by Crestview correctional officers revealed part of a blue latex glove protruding from the suspects buttocks. When officers found six Marlboro cigarettes with the filters removed inside the glove, the 18-year-old was charged with theft. He used the prison wallet… ILLINOIS: The headline, He robbed a hot-dog stand then accidentally shot himself in the wiener.…