Technology plays a major role in the everyday lives of Americans. Many have smartphones, tablets or other forms of electronics that they use throughout their day. Technology plays a more subtle role, however, through the use of items such as surveillance cameras. Although many people don't realize they are being recorded, police can often use such footage in the investigation of crimes. For example, after viewing surveillance videos around the time an Illinois man was found dead, police located three men each was charged with murder.
Those who have attended a late night house party often knows that the atmosphere can sometimes create chaos and confusion. There are likely people present who don't know each other very well in a loud and frenetic setting. Police claim one party in Chicago recently resulted in the death of a teenager and left one man charged with murder.
For many people in the country, New Year's Eve is a time of reflection, celebration and hope for the future. Many people think of their successes from the past year and plan for future success. While some people spend the evening with friends and family bringing in yet another year, others spend a quiet evening to themselves. Unfortunately, for one man in the Chicago area, what police officers claim was a celebration for the arrival of 2014 resulted in his hospitalization and arrest on a felony charge.
Sometimes people make mistakes. Occasionally, someone fails to learn from their original mistake and completes the same one again. Unfortunately, such a pattern tends to make others automatically assume that the person will continue on the same course, even if the lesson has finally been learned. For example, some might assume that a person with a previous DUI charge is automatically guilty of the same offense if that same person is involved in another accident. Recently, an Illinois man with previous drunk driving related charges was arrested again after a collision with a police car.