Friday, April 5, 2013
Charleston area police chases have led to several deaths this year — are they warranted? Tell us in the comments!
Police chases are nothing new in the Lowcountry, but some are questioning the police's use of force during a recent chase in Hanahan that led to the deaths of two North Charleston teenagers. The four teens in the vehicle allegedly had stolen weapons and other possessions, and a few had criminal records. The Hanahan Police officer was pulling over the vehicle for it flashing its highbeams at on-coming traffic when it sped away. The vehicle was pursued because the tag was marked as stolen in the law enforcement system, according to police. Watch the video attached to this story from Wednesday night's police chase and wreck in Hanahan. Lt. Michael Fowler of Hanahan Police said the decision to chase down a suspect is not authorization of "…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Prior to arrest, ReVille admitted to 'games' with young boys.
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- Adam Crisp
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Accused molester Louis “Skip” ReVille attempted to calm fears about his contact with teenage boys in an email to victims’ families prior to being arrested. “In this email he appears to make concessions about his own behavior,” said Gregg Meyers, who represents several of ReVille's alleged victims, and who saw the message during the course of his own investigation. “The email itself was probably enough to bring a criminal case against him.” Read full coverage of the ReVille case; previous stories, photos, documents. The message, which has not been publicly released in its entirety, describes "games that the boys would play" that Reville apparently confessed to participating in, according to a Hanahan Police Department report. Meyers said …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Lowcountry law enforcement officers respond to Klan recruitment efforts in Hanahan and Ladson.
The Traditionalist American Knights targeted Ladson and Hanahan neighborhoods for recruitment efforts last weekend, but authorities say no laws were broken. The Knights are a part of the Klu Klux Klan, and the fliers urged residents to "Save Our Land; Join the Klan." Berkeley County deputies responded Nov. 27 near College Park, where residents reported recruitment fliers after a vandalism report was filed by Eddie Shepard, who is black. Shepard alleged that, in addition to the fliers, his mailbox was vandalized at around 1 a.m. While at the scene, deputies talked to Shepard and neighbors who gave details on the fliers that appeared in their driveways and lawns. Hanahan police officers responded to two complaints about fliers showing up …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Beyond ReVille and Sandusky, other abuse victims coming forward.
As child sex abuse cases at Penn State and closer to home in the Lowcountry fill headlines, long-silent victims alleging abuse by other predators are coming forward with their stories of abuse. It's not surprising that victims are reporting these cases considering what they're reading in the papers, said Hanahan Police Lt. Michael Fowler. "I'd be willing to bet this is going on all over the place," he said. The nightly news has carried shock and riots from Penn State. Football coach Jerry Sandusky has been accused of molesting eight boys over a 15-year period. Meanwhile, headlines in Charleston focus on Louis “Skip” ReVille, a private school administrator and youth-sports fixture in the Mt. Pleasant area. ReVille is accused of child sex …