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Courtside with Curt

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Curt Brown discusses the most important court cases of the day and how it affects our community.

Curt Brown discusses the most important court cases of the day and how it affects our community.

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United States

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Curt Brown discusses the most important court cases of the day and how it affects our community.

Language:

English


Episodes

Courtside with Curt: The case of the alleged 'rat'

7/12/2019
Two women and a man allegedly grabbed a woman off the streets and beat her because they believed she had ratted them out, according to court documents. Our new lineup of Curt Brown, Jack Spillane and Brendan Kurie discuss this case and the implications of this type of intimidation on the sanctity of witnesses.

Duration:00:16:09

Courtside with Curt: Police Union survey says...!

4/25/2019
Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll flip the show by discussing what's happening behind the badge in New Bedford. The police union has revealed survey results showing officers are unhappy with the chief.

Duration:00:25:18

Courtside with Curt: Stranger Danger - The case of Manuel Perez

4/25/2019
Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll discuss the case of Manuel Perez, who is accused in a road rage incident and is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- his car.

Duration:00:16:17

Courtside with Curt: The Case of Jerry Chery

4/23/2019
The Case of Jerry Chery, who is accused of using his pitbull as a weapon against a girl in New Bedford.

Duration:00:09:16

Courtside with Curt: National Crime Victim's Rights Week

4/15/2019
Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll reflect on National Crime Victim's Rights Week by remembering the 26th anniversary of the fatal stabbing at Dartmouth High School and fatal shooting of a school nurse at Ford Middle School; the one-year anniversary of the killing of Sgt. Sean Gannon; and the heroic efforts of the late George Heath.

Duration:00:18:13

Courtside with Curt: The Case of Shawn Souza

4/11/2019
Reporter Curt Brown talks with Editor Jennifer Driscoll about the Case of Shawn Souza: A Dartmouth police officer was ruled dangerous, paid $10,000 bail and is wearing an ankle GPS bracelet after being arrested April 4, 2019, on charges of child rape.

Duration:00:13:28

Courtside with Curt: The Case of the purse snatcher

4/11/2019
Reporter Curt Brown talks with Editor Jennifer Driscoll about the case of Miguel Brasil: A New Bedford man was arrested after crashing into a police cruiser. Brasil was wanted in the purse snatchings of two older women in Dartmouth.

Duration:00:19:06

Courtside with Curt: Transgender driver involved in fatal New Bedford crash

4/4/2019
Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll discuss the series of events (all caught on surveillance cameras) that led to tragedy in New Bedford: A 21-year-old crashed into a car killing the mother and injuring her adult son.

Duration:00:22:48

Courtside with Curt: A closer look at the NBPD drug unit

3/22/2019
"Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll discuss the new boss of New Bedford Police Department's Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau, aka the drug unit.

Duration:00:19:53

Courtside with Curt: The life of a probation officer

3/21/2019
Reporter Curt Brown and News Editor Jennifer Driscoll discuss what it's like to be a probation officer in the New Bedford District Court.

Duration:00:16:24

Courtside with Curt: The case of Alexis Silva

3/20/2019
Curt Brown and Jennifer Driscoll discuss Alexis Silva, who has been charged in the Veterans Day killing of 23-year-old Reynaldo Pena in New Bedford and was on Bristol County's Most Wanted list before turning himself in.

Duration:00:13:41

Courtside with Curt: A new judge in town: Douglas Darnbrough

3/8/2019
Standard-Times Reporter Curt Brown talks with Newsroom Editor Jennifer Driscoll about New Bedford's new judge Douglas Darnbrough.

Duration:00:16:12

Courtside with Curt:The case of the Dartmouth Mall smash and grab

1/31/2019
Police say 30-year-old Drew A. Beck smashed a display case at Jewelry Express in the Dartmouth Mall about 30 minutes before closing on Monday night and took off with $87,000 in jewelry. He was caught less than an hour later in Lakeville. Brendan Kurie and Curt Brown discuss the case and why this wasn't the most careful crime they've seen.

Duration:00:13:50

Courtside with Curt: Role playing the bail decision for Saranah Raposa

10/14/2018
Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie try something new and take on the roles of prosecutor and defense as they try to illuminate the nuanced bail decisions judges must make. Today's case is Saranah Raposa, who has been charged with reckless endangerment after her 21-month old toddler allegedly ingested fentanyl-laced heroin under her watch.

Duration:00:17:30

Courtside with Curt: The case of accused arsonist and bail jumper Xavier Echevarria

10/12/2018
When a judge released 25-year-old New Bedford resident Xavier Echevarria on $500 bail against prosecutor's witnesses, he fled to Puerto Rico, and District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn was vocally unpleased. During his return to the state, he allegedly threatened to escape again. Now a judge is deciding if he should be held without bail.

Duration:00:12:20

Courtside with Curt: The case of Hector Mejias, accused of raping a prostitute

10/11/2018
Curt Brown joins Brendan Kurie in the studio to discuss a 23-year-old New Bedford man who has been arrested for allegedly raping a prostitute in the North End. After being found "dangerous" by a judge, he has been released on $1,000 bail.

Duration:00:12:29

Courtside with Curt: Michelle Carter appeal

10/4/2018
Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court hears case of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the proceedings and when a decision is expected.

Duration:00:19:16

Courtside with Curt: The debate over bail

9/18/2018
Two recent cases have highlighted the disconnect between prosecutors/law enforcement and local judges when it comes to bail. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss a recent shooting case and an arson case that put the bail debate on center stage.

Duration:00:16:19

Courtside with Curt: GPS evidence against accused rapist Jeff Couture

9/12/2018
Prosecuters called the GPS tracking data they allegedly got from Jeff Couture's phone "a trail map of all three forced sexual assaults on two women." Curt Brown sits down the Brendan Kurie to discuss the latest in the Fairhaven 47-year-old's case.

Duration:00:13:46

Courtside with Curt: The lasting legacy of Loretta Bourque

8/30/2018
Known as "Miss South End," Loretta Bourque dedicated her life to serving as a champion of the city's South End. Curt Brown remembers his 18 years of working with Loretta and talks to members of the community about what she meant to the city of New Bedford.

Duration:00:16:29