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Brooklyn judge takes shot at AG Eric Holder over no death penalty for killer of two NYPD...
NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2011 | John Marzulli

Posted on 04/05/2011 2:43:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

Complete title: Brooklyn judge takes shot at AG Eric Holder over no death penalty for killer of two NYPD detectives

A Brooklyn judge took a shot at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday for "failing" to go to the Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that tossed out the death penalty for a convicted killer of two NYPD detectives.

Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis bristled with emotion when he ordered federal prosecutors to obtain a letter from Holder pledging the government's intention to seek the death sentence against Ronell Wilson in a retrial of the penalty phase of his 2007 trial.

Garaufis said he was requiring the letter before the case moves forward "in view of the fact that the attorney general failed to exhaust all appeals and abandoned the appeal of the case."

The judge said he was concerned about the effect of an emotionally grueling retrial on the family members of Detectives James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews.

The hero undercovers were shot to death execution-style by Wilson during a gun buy-and-bust operation in Staten Island.

Wilson's conviction for the brutal double murder still stands, but the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the death penalty verdict because of prosecutorial error.

A spokesman for Brookyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch has said repeatedly in the past that the prosecutor's office remains committed to re-trying the penalty phase.

Wilson, 28, appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court for the first time since his sentencing more than two years ago under heavy security.

Wilson did not look toward the spectator gallery, where Det. Andrews's widow and father watched along with about two dozen detectives.

"He's changed, he got older," noted Rodney Andrews Sr., adding that he hopes the new jury selected to determine Wilson's fate chooses death.

"He did what he did and there's consequences," said Andrews, Sr.. "He deserves the ultimate punishment whether it's for my son or somebody else's."

"If anyone warrants the penalty of death, it's Ronell Wilson," added Detectives Endowment Association president Michael Palladino.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: copkiller; deathpenalty; holder
Good for Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, he doesn't trust Holder and for good reason.
1 posted on 04/05/2011 2:43:32 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Let me guess: the perp is one of Holder’s people. Ronell... I think I’m right.


2 posted on 04/05/2011 2:45:01 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo

Is that one of Holder’s people?


3 posted on 04/05/2011 2:45:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Beat me to it!


4 posted on 04/05/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Howie66
Beat me to it!

On FR, gotta be quick!

5 posted on 04/05/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine; headstamp 2
Ronell Wilson
6 posted on 04/05/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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7 posted on 04/05/2011 2:50:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Don’t tell me, let me guess, this killer is one of Holder’s “people”.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 2:50:41 PM PDT by calex59
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To: jazusamo

Coolio just called, he said he wanted his hairdo back.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 2:51:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

If Holder refuses to make this pledge then what? Looks to me like the case stalls, Ronell sues for his right to a speedy trial, and gets turned loose.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 2:51:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I'm not a biggest fan of the death penalty, but I don't care for it when the USAG lets perps off easy because said perp is of his “people”. There is an old favorite of the college elite that black people can't be racist on white people because they lack power to do anything to white people. What a crock, Obama and Holder proving them wrong
11 posted on 04/05/2011 2:51:20 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

:-)~


12 posted on 04/05/2011 2:52:39 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
my thoughts exactly... I think this is what they (lefties) mean when they talk about social justice, ie, payback time... "E-if the glove does not FIT, you must acquit"
13 posted on 04/05/2011 2:53:16 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s only the penalty phase of the trial, his conviction stood.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 2:54:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If the court balks and refuses to declare a penalty, the trial ain’t over.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 2:56:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: jazusamo

You just gotta be kidding me.


16 posted on 04/05/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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17 posted on 04/05/2011 3:01:57 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jazusamo

The two detectives who were killed were black and they are both heros


18 posted on 04/05/2011 3:08:11 PM PDT by Larry381 (Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare)
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To: Larry381

Amen to that and thanks.

Prayers for their families.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 3:09:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Don't Holder/Obama's "people" qualify for a WH beer summit?

The concept of racial equality, by their actions, ceases to exist.

20 posted on 04/05/2011 3:20:39 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: jazusamo

I’ve completely forgotten about the details of this case, but I do have a dumb question here. Why was this case tried in a Federal court in the first place?


21 posted on 04/05/2011 3:27:36 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Like you I remember the case but don’t know why a federal court. Must have been a fed investigation going on or fed laws broken.


22 posted on 04/05/2011 3:34:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Ronell’s picture looks like he's already had a ride or two on old sparky.
23 posted on 04/05/2011 3:37:37 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: jazusamo
Ronell Wilson is one of Eric Holder's people. The two dead cops weren't.
24 posted on 04/05/2011 3:37:44 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: jazusamo

My guess is that the cops were white and the murderer is black (one of ‘his people’, as Holder puts it).


25 posted on 04/05/2011 3:50:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

26 posted on 04/05/2011 3:54:15 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bwc2221; Secret Agent Man

The two murdered detectives were also black, see post #18.


27 posted on 04/05/2011 3:57:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Eric Holder is a HUGE liability to Obama and his re-election campaign.

I know I shouldn’t, but that makes me smile...


28 posted on 04/05/2011 4:13:21 PM PDT by khnyny (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: khnyny

BUMP!


29 posted on 04/05/2011 4:16:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

It must be tearing Eric apart. I suppose he doesn’t want to acknowledge black on black crime and that over 90% of the violent crime blacks experience is from other blacks.


30 posted on 04/05/2011 5:27:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

I see he has been stealing electrical cable too.


31 posted on 04/05/2011 6:09:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; headstamp 2
over 90% of the violent crime blacks experience is from other blacks.

Exactly. Holder won't ackowledge that nor the black on white crime. He and his boss only enforce laws that they agree with.

I see he has been stealing electrical cable too.

LOL! It sure looks that way.

32 posted on 04/05/2011 6:18:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo


33 posted on 04/05/2011 6:40:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: calex59

Just lookin’ out for his people!


34 posted on 04/05/2011 7:29:19 PM PDT by rokkitapps
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