“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Shawn Custis, 42, was apprehended less than an hour after authorities released his name, according to Anthony Ambrose, Chief of Detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The suspect was arrested by the FBI Violent Fugitive Task Force and Prosecutor"s detectives in New York City shortly before 6 p.m. in Manhattan. He is being transported to an undisclosed police location in New Jersey, Ambrose said. Custis is charged with first-degree attempted murder, due to the severity of the beating, as well as robbery, burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. "It was a horrific and brutal crime and detectives and the FBI did a really good job cooperating together to bring this individual to justice," Ambrose said. Authorities today identified Custis as the man captured on film mercilessly beating a woman in front of her child. Authorities are looking for 42-year-old Shawn Custis, charged in the home invasion robbery and beating of a Millburn mother caught on the family's nanny camera. Essex County Prosecutor's Office Custis is a career criminal with 12 felony convictions and a long record dating back to the early 90s. He was most recently jailed in connection with a string of burglaries across New Jersey in March 2011. He served 10 months in jail and was released in December, according to court records.
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