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16 Mar, 2016

Bike selfie prompts New Zealand police investigation

New Zealand police say Hamilton will not be charged after he posts two Snapchat videos of himself while riding a Harley Davidson. In one clip, Hamilton appears to be driving on a busy highway while filming over his shoulder. It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in New Zealand. Police:

The video footage available does not provide us with sufficient enough evidence that an offence has occurred. We would like to reiterate our earlier statements that police take the issue of mobile phone use whilst driving or riding very seriously. It is a significant distraction and a major risk to all road users.

Lewis Hamilton Snapchat video selfie while riding motorbike

11 Jan, 2016

No charges

Nye County’s prosecutor says Odom will not face drug charges. At the time he was hospitalized the drug test was positive, but the drug had metabolized making it impossible to tell when he used last. Prosecutor:

[It’s] unlikely it could (be) established beyond a reasonable doubt he actually ingested, or was impaired by, the drug during the time he was within the jurisdiction of Nye County.

12 Oct, 2015

Zimbabwe will not charge

Zimbabwe’s Environment minister says the country will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing Cecil because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt. The government says Palmer is free to visit Zimbabwe as a tourist but not as a hunter.

We approached the police and then the Prosecutor General, and it turned out that Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order.

23 Sep, 2015

Will not be prosecuted

The L.A. County D.A.’s Office says that Jenner was negligent, but not criminal and will not be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter in February’s fatal PCH car crash. However, sources say that The D.A. can ignore the conclusions and go forward by filing criminal charges anyway, although it is seen as unlikely.

10 Sep, 2015

Drops appeal

Pao drops her appeal against Kleiner Perkins, saying she cannot afford the risk of incurring additional costs to fight the company. Pao says she has not reached a settlement with the firm and will pay some of its $275,000 legal fees.

This battle has been painful for me personally and professionally, and also for my family. It is time to move on. I look forward to continuing the conversation about workplace equality and to building great companies in the technology industry.

Kleiner Perkins said in a statement that it was glad to put the case behind it.

There is no question diversity in the workplace is an important issue. KPCB remains committed to supporting women and minorities in venture capital and technology both inside our firm and within our industry.