Regional Briefs – May 5, 2015

Jury in Etan Patz Case Gets New Aid: Printer

NEW YORK – Jurors in the Etan Patz murder trial have gotten exhibits, legal pads and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And on Monday the judge finally allowed them a printer, The Associated Press reported. But jurors in the case against Pedro Hernandez still didn’t reach a verdict Monday.

High Court Won’t Hear Appeal Over Miranda Warnings

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over police in Queens telling suspects they have one chance before arraignment to provide information to help their cases before telling about their Miranda rights, The Associated Press reported. The justices let stand a ban on the statement.

Teens Throw Eggs in New Square, Residents Box Them In

NEW SQUARE – As four teenagers shouted anti-Semitic remarks and tossed eggs while driving through New Square at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, hundreds of residents formed a human blockade around the car until police arrived, the Journal News reported. Ramapo police charged Daniel Brophy and Catherine Donnelly with aggravated harassment.

NY State Police Defend Shackling 5-year-old

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. – New York state police defended placing a 5-year-old special-needs student in handcuffs while bringing him to a hospital for a mental evaluation because he was “out of control,” the Watertown Daily Times reported. Chelsea Ruiz says her son, Connor, was just a boy throwing a tantrum.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s NYC Apartment for Sale

NEW YORK – The Manhattan townhouse where former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt had an apartment is on the market for $18 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The building on East 62nd St. was used by FDR’s wife from 1953 to 1958.

Suit: No License Suspensions Over Child Support

TRENTON – A lawsuit seeks to end the automatic suspensions of driver’s licenses by parents behind on child support since it can block them from going to work. Suspensions should only occur when all other options are exhausted.