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Author: Alexandra J. Gratereaux

Alexandra Gratereaux is a journalist from New York City who graduated from Long Island University, majoring in Journalism and photography, and minoring in TV production. She resides in Miami Beach and enjoys traveling, writing and special events planning.

U.S. Marshals Crash Van into Woman’s Car in Puerto Rico, then Pull Gun on Woman for Recording Them Before Driving Off

U.S. Marshals Crash Van into Woman’s Car in Puerto Rico, then Pull Gun on Woman for Recording Them Before Driving Off

Two U.S. Marshals are coming under fire after slamming their van into a woman’s car, pointing a gun at her and then, after realizing she was recording them, taking off like nothing ever happened, proving they are held to even lesser standards in Puerto Rico. Raquel Vélez, who recorded ...
Award-Winning Washington Cop Runs Red Light and Crashes Into Teen, Then Cites Teen for DUI After Teen Admitted to Smoking Pot Two Hours Earlier

Award-Winning Washington Cop Runs Red Light and Crashes Into Teen, Then Cites Teen for DUI After Teen Admitted to Smoking Pot Two Hours Earlier

In an odd turn of events, a 16-year-old was charged with a DUI in Washington after a Spokane police officer ran a red light, crashed into the teenager and then blamed him for the accident. Officer Seth Killian, who has been awarded countless accolades throughout his law enforcement c ...
Rookie Delaware Police Officer Fired for Threatening to Kill Victim for Helping Citizen File Complaint Against Police

Rookie Delaware Police Officer Fired for Threatening to Kill Victim for Helping Citizen File Complaint Against Police

Less than a year into the job, a Delaware cop was arrested for making terrorist threats against a citizen, who was only trying to help another citizen file a complaint against police. "I'm going to call my boys and have them come and lock you up," Wilmington police officer Julian Mich ...
Award-Winning Florida Sheriff Deputy Suspended for Turning up Heat, Locking Inmates in Van

Award-Winning Florida Sheriff Deputy Suspended for Turning up Heat, Locking Inmates in Van

An award-winning Florida sheriff's deputy was suspended for treating nearly a dozen inmates inhumanely while transporting them in a van last year. However, it was just over two years ago that St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy Johnny Hubbard received a departmental award along with sev ...
Fired Indiana Cop Arrested for Using Police Car to Protect Illegal Drug Operation Run by Baptist Preacher

Fired Indiana Cop Arrested for Using Police Car to Protect Illegal Drug Operation Run by Baptist Preacher

More than a year after he and his wife were fired from an Indiana sheriff's office for a scandal involving $250,000 that went missing, the former deputy was arrested for having used his patrol car to protect a massive drug operation while he was still employed. And that comes just mor ...
Texas Cops at Risk of Losing Homes Through Federal Forfeiture Laws Over Illegal Online Gambling Scheme Netting Millions

Texas Cops at Risk of Losing Homes Through Federal Forfeiture Laws Over Illegal Online Gambling Scheme Netting Millions

Two seasoned Texas cops are being investigated by the federal government for running an illegal off-shore gambling scheme for over five years. Houston police officers Steve Glezman and Brian Jordan have both been in the police force for over 20 years. The two men were relieved of d ...
Award-Winning Ohio Cop With History of Domestic Violence Charged with Stalking, Abducting Wife of Fellow Trooper

Award-Winning Ohio Cop With History of Domestic Violence Charged with Stalking, Abducting Wife of Fellow Trooper

An award-winning lieutenant of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested Sunday for allegedly stalking the wife of a fellow colleague. William Elschlager, Ohio State Highway Patrol Marietta Post Leader, was charged with one charge of menacing by stalking – a fourth degree felony in t ...
University of Missouri Melissa Click Scandal Resulted in New Media Lesson for Old Media Institution (In-Depth) UPDATED II

University of Missouri Melissa Click Scandal Resulted in New Media Lesson for Old Media Institution (In-Depth) UPDATED II

It only took a couple of hours for the video to go viral; a bizarre confrontation between a student journalist and a communications professor during a protest at the University of Missouri last November. And the fallout was unprecedented. Especially considering the university is home to ...