Crime Waves: ‘It Smelled Like Urine’

Domestic abuser and former NY1 anchor Dominic Carter yesterday received a sentence of one month in jail. Judge Arnold Etelson told him not to “mess with the American judicial system.”

Additionally, the Post reports, Etelson presented Dominic and wife Marilyn with inspirational gifts:

Etelson also gave Carter a photocopy of a New York magazine article about Matt Damon that cited the actor’s views on honesty and humility. The judge noted that Carter had egotistically dropped the names of politician-friends during prior court proceedings, and bragged to cops about being written up in The New York Times.

“You are equal to everyone,” Etelson said. “Try some humility and honesty — it goes a long way.”

And the judge gave Marilyn a sticker bearing the words “Attitude Makes the Difference,” which he said she should place on her bathroom mirror for Dominic when he ultimately returns to their Pomona, NY, home.

The Daily News says that the Damon article was in fact from Condé Nast Traveler, and notes that Mrs. Carter made “a displeased face” upon receiving her sticker.

Meanwhile, publicist/stalker Ali Wise is talking to prosecuters in hopes of avoiding an indictment for her voice-mail tomfoolery. Both of the tabs note that she was blond and well groomed for her court appearance. The Daily News says that she smiled “sweetly“; the Post, slightly.”

And more crimes for Natavia Lowery, the alleged killer of celebrity Realtor Linda Stein: The Post reports that Lowery and another two prisoners “allegedly flung urine in the face of a Rikers correction officer.”

The Daily News jumps to no conclusions; rather, they quote an official assessment.

“It smelled like urine,” a law enforcement source told the Daily News.

Lowery now awaits arraignment for aggravated harassment.
The F.B.I. is setting up a giant billboard in Times Square featuring the faces of wanted criminals,  an endeavor that will “make some bad guys famous,” one agent tells the Daily News. But crime fame may not be what it used to: Today, The Times reflects on the end of the celebrity mobster. The article is pegged, of course, to the non-conviction of John A. Gotti:
Mr. Gotti, from the moment he was sworn in to the mob in 1988, was not just a gangster but a boldface name. He was Junior, the son of John J. Gotti, the famous Teflon Don. As such, he was newspaper fodder: In the last 10 years alone, his name appeared 604 times in The New York Post.
Crime Waves: ‘It Smelled Like Urine’