Charles Andrew Williams
American murderer
Charles Andrew Williams
Charles Andrew "Andy" Williams is an American who, as a teenager perpetrated the shooting at Santana High School on March 5, 2001. In the shooting two students were killed and thirteen others were wounded. Williams is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.
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Flint Response: Worse Than Katrina?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Bill Schuette, Michigan Attorney General, just announced that Former Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Todd Flood and retired Detroit FBI Chief Andrew Arena will be a part of the independent investigation designed to get to the bottom of the Flint water contamination crisis. While an investigation is obviously needed, it remains to be seen just how thorough this will be and whether or not there are any conflicts of interest involved. In the meantime, the residents of Flint -- majority African-American and 40 percent who are below the poverty line -- continue to suffer. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder stated in an interview that the water crisis was his "Katrina." As one who figured prominently in rallies and marches surrounding Katrina, and one whose organization's local chapter has raised concern over Flint's water for a long time now, I was taken aback by Gov. Snyder's statement. Democratically elected officials were displaced and replaced with emergency management people who ...
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Hackers targeted princes' aides
CNN - about 3 years
Several hundred attempts were made to hack the cellphones of aides to princes Charles, William and Harry, the trial of two of Rupert Murdoch's former senior executives has heard.
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<em>Einstein on the Beach</em> in Los Angeles
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Einstein on the Beach arrived at Los Angeles's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week like a beatific visitation from another realm. With its creative team reunited for what is likely their last artistic tweaking of the iconic work, the production was an authentic, if slightly trimmed, facsimile of the original version. Its rapturous welcome nearly four decades after its premiere begged the question of why it had taken so long to get here. Philip Glass's path-blazing first opera, co-created with director/designer Robert Wilson and choreographer Lucinda Childs, had premiered in 1976 in Avignon, France. It was the first post-modern opera; ground zero in the theatrical use of the then newly hatched music style called Minimalism. Its self-contained production unit was offered to L.A. shortly after the premiere, but management of the still fledgling LA Opera deemed it too radical for conservative local tastes. Einstein's current two-year road trip came as close as UC Berkeley last year, ...
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Street Cleaner Subdues NYC Subway Stabber
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As Heather Burke bled profusely after getting stabbed in the abdomen and arm on the subway by a disturbed straphanger, the frightened victim feared the worst. “I’ve never seen so much blood,” Burke, 39, told the New York Daily News. “I thought I was going to die.” A steak-knife wielding stabber attacked Burke on Monday morning on the No. 6 train heading to Midtown Manhattan and also punched another passenger as others tried to intervene, CBS reported. But when Charles Williams, a New York City street cleaner, saw streams of frantic passengers filing out of the station, he instantly knew something was wrong and that he had to get involved. “Everybody was going out,” Williams told the Daily News. “Nobody was going in. I’m tired of senseless killings. I ran down.” Williams, along with another good Samaritan, raced to the station, got a hold of the attacker and held her down until cops arrived. “I just went off pulse to help,” Williams told CBS. “I didn’t think a ...
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Reverend Charles E. Williams II: It's Marching Time: Supreme Court Attacks Voting Rights and Challenges Affirmative Action
Huffington Post - over 3 years
No other "ish" should matter, and when I say "ish," you know exactly what I mean. I woke up this morning with a slight sense of depression. It had nothing to do with the Spurs losing the NBA Finals. I don't give a "ish" about some body's new album. I could care less about what happens on some dumb reality TV show, and I don't care who's driving some rented Bugatti in a music video. What happened these last couple days trumps all that dumb "ish." Recently, the United States Supreme Court handed down opinions that are sure to set back women, disabled and minorities light years. Many of the gains that were made by the years of work from those who sacrificed their life so we can sit around and boast about cars, jeans, and shoes were reversed this week. Affirmative action, a policy that's meant to make sure you can get into a college, and equalize hiring, and contracting levels is positioned to be gutted. Voting rights, fought for by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and other ...
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WATCH: CEO Of Hospital Accused Of Racial Discrimination Speaks Out
Huffington Post - about 4 years
A Michigan hospital accused of racial discrimination has addressed some of the allegations against it. In a statement posted on Hurley Medical Center's website, President and Chief Executive Officer Melany Gavulic confirmed certain details cited in nurse Tonya Battle's lawsuit involving a request made by the father of a newborn patient. According to the suit, Battle, who's black, was barred from treating a newborn patient after the baby's father revealed a swastika tattoo to her supervisor and asked that no black staff be involved in his child's care. While the Hurley CEO said she could not comment directly on the lawsuit, she did state that the father's "request was initially evaluated." A photo obtained by local ABC affiliate WJRT (seen in the video above), shows the note that was allegedly appended to the patient's file. The note restricted black staff from caring for the child. Although Gavulic told reporters Tuesday that "the father was informed that his r ...
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Reverend Charles E. Williams II: Republicans Should Listen to Grandmaster Flash: "Don't Push Me, Cause I'm Close To The Edge"
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge I'm trying not to lose my head, ah huh-huh-huh It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder How I keep from going under It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder How I keep from going under -- Grandmaster Flash, The Message Christmas gifts are open, return lines are long, credit cards are maxed out, bank accounts are in the negative, bellies are full, and all the family is gone. We had dreams of Christmas day coming, now the nightmare of the next day is here, and the bills are being printed waiting for that ever so popular next billing cycle. While sitting on your couch after everyone has gone and wrapping paper that once was sprawled all over the living room is all cleaned up, you turn on your TV hoping to leave the North Pole behind and catch up on what's going on in the real world. Quickly you realize that there was a fiscal cliff that was talked about weeks ago, that is ever more real, as it looms just a few ...
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Worker Lost Off Bridge Is Identified
NPR - over 4 years
A worker who fell off the Lewis and Clark Bridge has been identified as Charles William "Bill" Wiley, Jr., of Mississippi.
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Streets and San gets new head, more workers in 2013 budget
Chicago Tribune - over 4 years
Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation will keep additional workers to fight rats and get more tree trimmers under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2013 budget. The agency, with main responsibilities of clearing snow and collecting garbage, is also getting a new commissioner, former deputy Police Supt. Charles Williams, the mayor's office announced today.
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Charles William Barger
Bolivar Mo News - over 4 years
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Chapel, Wheatland.
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West Sacramento man convicted of 1981 murder to remain in prison
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
A West Sacramento man convicted of robbing and killing a 68-year-old amputee in 1981 will remain in prison after Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a Board of Parole Hearings decision to grant him parole. The Yolo County District Attorney's Office today announced the governor's decision in the case of Roger Moore. On March 6, 1981, Moore and Charles Williams robbed and beat to death Paul Ward, an amputee who used a wheelchair. Ward's partially clothed body was later found in a West Sacramento parking lot. A Yolo County Superior Court judge sentenced Moore to life in prison for murder and robbery after a jury trial. In April of this year, the Board of Parole Hearings found Moore suitable for parole and scheduled a tentative release date from state prison. The Yolo County District Attorney's Office challenged the board's decision to release Moore, citing his lack of insight into why he committed the crime, his mental illness and lack of quality parole plans. Brown i ...
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Chris Barnes: 5 New Uses For Pill Bottles
Huffington Post - over 4 years
What do you with your prescription pill bottles when you finish taking its contents? Turn them into containers, kits and more. Here are a few handy new uses for pill bottles. Note: Before you start, sanitize the bottle by placing it in boiling water for 1 minute. (This will also help you remove the label.) Flickr photo by Charles Williams Hardware Containers Pill bottles are the perfect size to store nails, screws, bolts, washers and other things you would keep in your tool box or junk drawer. It will make it a lot easier to find what you are looking for. Water-Resistant Survival Kit If anyone in your family likes camping (or is paranoid about the world ending in 2012), they can make a pocket-sized emergency survival kit. Instructables has a list of everything you would need to survive any emergency, from matches to aspirin...and much more. Sewing Kit Whether you're traveling or just prone to wardrobe malfunctions at work, turn a pill bottle into a sewing kit. ...
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GlaxoSmithKline found guilty while complicit physicians remain unscathed
Nature Blogs - over 4 years
Image Credit: Charles Williams Last week (2 July) the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithkline agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a record-breaking US$3 billion in fines for the charges brought by US federal prosecutors of promoting the antidepressants paroxetine and bupropion for unapproved uses and for failing to report safety data about the diabetes drug, rosiglitazone.  The agreement also includes civil penalties for illegal marketing of a half-dozen other drugs. No individu...
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Sheriff's Arrests: Drug Crimes, Robbery
Campbell Patch - over 4 years
Conspiracy to Commit Crime Israel Rios, 38, of San Jose, May 25, 10:50 p.m., at Rt James and Vernon in Mountain View, for conspiracy to commit crime and first-degree burglary. Bail set at $10,000. Gabriel Laureano, 29, of San Jose, May 25, 10:50 p.m., at Rt James and Vernon in Mountain View, for conspiracy to commit crime and first-degree burglary and driving with privileges suspended or revoked. Bail set at $10,000. Vehicle Code Violations Inez Lerma, 25, of Gilroy, May 26, 1:30 a.m., at Vineyard and Monterey in San Jose, for using wireless telephone device while driving and driving with privileges suspended or revoked. Bail set at $6,000. Valerie Garcia, 32, of Milpitas, May 28, 4:53 p.m., at 18298 Coyote and Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill, for driving with privileges suspended or revoked. Possession Stefan Savicic, 21, of Davis, May 26, 1:20 a.m., at Stevens Creek Boulevard and Finch Avenue in Cupertino, for possession of a controlled substance and using/being ...
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Check out this article from Ted Williams’ hometown newspaper in Lake Charles, Louisiana!
Fox News - over 4 years
Lake Charles native legal analyst for Fox News show By Taylor Prejean / American Press A Lake Charles native, now a Washington, D.C., attorney and legal analyst for the Fox News show “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” has become “a favorite among the viewers,” according to the show’s host. Ted Williams, who grew up in the Brownsville area of Lake Charles, said he never dreamed he would one day be on television. “I never in my wildest imagination saw myself as ever being on television analyzing cases before millions of people in the country,” Williams said. He said he worked for a local developer while in high school, and later as a paper boy for the American Press. “I think one of the best experiences I had in Lake Charles was working at the American Press,” he said. “It gave me the opportunity to be a businessperson for myself.” While still in Lake Charles, Williams said his relationship with local attorney Eugene Lawes inspired him to pursue a legal education. H ...
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This Week in PLoS Medicine: Co-proxamol deaths; Aid &amp; govt spending; HIV &amp; TB in prisons
Nature Blogs - almost 5 years
Image Credit: Charles Williams Three new articles published this week in PLoS Medicine: A time-series study conducted by Keith Hawton and colleagues reports on the links between withdrawal of the analgesic co-proxamol and subsequent prescribing and deaths associated with analgesic poisoning. Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid dispute recent suggestions that health aid to developing countries leads to a displacement of government spending and instead argue that current evidence about aid dis...
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Charles Williams
Hi-Desert Star - almost 5 years
Charles Williams passed away April 10, 2012. He was 56 years old.
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Rise in fan violence appears to be scaring away families - Indianapolis Star
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;People are seeking opportunities to escape this horrible economy through sports,&quot; said Drexel psychology professor Charles Williams, who has studied group behavior. &quot;But it doesn&#39;t address what lies beneath -- anxiety, depression,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Andrew Williams
    TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 24
    The district court denied his petition in September 2010 and the case is now on appeal to the 9th Circuit, according to the California Attorney General's Office.
    More Details Hide Details Williams is currently incarcerated at Ironwood State Prison in Riverside County, near Blythe, California. He will be eligible for parole in 2052. He will be 66 years of age.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 18
    On March 1, 2004, he was transferred to an adult prison.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with "NOVA: Mind of a Rampage Killer", Williams admitted to being suicidal for several months before the shooting. He described his 15-year-old life as tumultuous, describing the pain of his parent's recent divorce, his jolting move across the country from Maryland to California, and death of a friend. His description of his mental state was "Numb", adding that he didn't realize people would die, but he wanted to "Make a lot of noise and then the cops would show up." He admitted that his real plan was to commit suicide by cop, however he "changed his mind at the last minute, dropped his revolver and surrendered." Currently there are grass-root efforts to have Williams' sentence reduced. His supporters argue that the judge was too harsh in sentencing Williams as an adult and did not take into consideration Williams' age at the time of his offense. They would like to see Williams get a retrial, but as a juvenile, which would have meant confinement by the California Youth Authority until age 25. The California State Attorney General's office handled a total of six appeals filed by Williams supporters, four to the Court of Appeals and two to the California State Supreme Court.
  • 2002
    Age 16
    On August 15, 2002, a California judge sentenced Williams, as an adult, to 50 years to life in prison, and ordered him to serve his time in the Youth Offender Program at CCI, Tehachapi (since closed) until his 18th birthday, at which time he would be transferred to adult prison.
    More Details Hide Details Williams was given credit for the 529 days that he had served in juvenile hall, fined $10,000.00 and ordered to pay restitution to the Victims Restitution Fund. At his sentencing, Williams apologized and expressed remorse for his actions.
    On June 20, 2002, Williams pleaded guilty to all charges against him in an effort to avoid trial.
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  • 2001
    Age 15
    On Monday, March 5, 2001 at 9:20 a.m., 15-year-old Williams entered a boys' bathroom at Santana High School with a loaded .22-caliber revolver taken from his father’s locked gun cabinet and fatally shot a freshman.
    More Details Hide Details He then left the bathroom and began firing the revolver indiscriminately at other students, killing another. According to one witness, Williams repeatedly walked out of the bathroom, fired shots, then went back into the bathroom. The scene soon turned chaotic as students and teachers ducked or scrambled to safety. Minutes later the school was on lock-down. Williams reloaded his revolver at least once. A student teacher and campus security supervisor, Peter Ruiz, walked into the bathroom to try to stop Williams, but Williams aimed the revolver at Ruiz shooting him five times. As the student teacher and supervisor walked out, Williams fired and hit Ruiz in the back. Williams was often seen smiling throughout the entire shooting. Two off-duty police officers who were visiting the school were alerted to the shooting; however, they were at different ends of the school. One of them approached the bathroom and called for backup. Police officers quickly arrived and charged the bathroom; they discovered Williams kneeling on the floor with the weapon in his hands. He wanted to kill himself, but was unable to. He told officers that he was by himself. In the end he shot fifteen, two of whom died.
    By early 2001, Williams seemed to believe that his problems would not resolve themselves.
    More Details Hide Details The Friday before the shooting, Williams and classmates reported that his drama teacher humiliated him in front of the class during an acting exercise, which he perceived as an abusive setup. Williams spoke on two occasions of his plan to "pull a Columbine" at Santana High School, but no reports were ever made of these threats to the school. He also made plans to get on top of the school's roof so that he could hit people more easily. The friends he informed were asked to leave the school. The first occasion was a week before the shooting, the second during the weekend prior to March 5. He took his father's Arminius .22 caliber long-action revolver from the locked gun cabinet in their apartment. After his arrest, he told investigators that he was "tired of being bullied." On the way to juvenile hall, Williams said that he did it because he was dared to by his friends.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 0
    Known by his family as "Andrew" or "Andy" for short and born in Frederick, Maryland on Feb 8, 1986.
    More Details Hide Details He was the second child of Jeff and Sue Williams. In the summer of 2000, Jeff and Sue separated. Jeff and Andy moved to California in the fall. Williams attended Santana High School in Santee, California, where he was bullied by fellow students. He began to spend time with a crowd of skateboarders. Williams was accepted within this peer group; however, at times these individuals also bullied him. Weeks before the shooting, Williams attempted to speak with a school counselor, but was instructed to return to class because the office was full at the time. As the semester unfolded and the abuse continued, friends came to believe that Williams had just reached a tipping point and mentioned he "didn't want to live anymore", which resulted in more name-calling and threats of bullying.
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