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  • Accused drug dealers get off - Judge agrees racial profiling was at play

    05/31/2006 7:49:33 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 90 replies · 1,343+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES ^ | May 31, 2006 | Karen Ali
    DANBURY — In a decision Superior Court trial referee Robert Callahan "agonized long and hard over," he ruled in favor of two accused drug dealers who claimed they were stopped outside the Sheraton in Danbury in 2004 only because they were black. In a written decision dated May 17 and received Friday by defense lawyers, Callahan said he came to his decision, which essentially guts the state's case against the men, "reluctantly" and after "soul-searching." Lawyer James Diamond of Danbury said his client Demetere Taft, 30, of Beaver Street, is "obviously very pleased that the judge has agreed with the...
  • Convicted rapist arrested again

    03/26/2006 2:56:49 PM PST · by OklaRancher · 14 replies · 834+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 25, 2006 | Chad Previch
    By Chad Previch The Oklahoman Pawnee - A man who received a suspended sentence after being convicted of raping a 13-year old girl was arrested Friday on a complaint of violating the sex offender act. Friday afternoon Pawnee County Sheriff Roger Price arrested Bryant on a complaint he did not notify authorities of moving to a mobile home in Stillwater.
  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS OREGON'S SUICIDE LAW

    01/17/2006 7:07:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1,116 replies · 18,746+ views
    BREAKING ON THE AP WIRE: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has upheld Oregon's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law, rejecting a Bush administration attempt to punish doctors who help terminally ill patients die.
  • Rapist's Prison Sentence Triggers Outrage

    01/05/2006 7:49:15 AM PST · by DaoPian · 130 replies · 3,782+ views
    Channel 3 News ^ | 1/5/2005 | Brian Joyce
    Burlington, Vermont -- January 4, 2005 There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven. The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation. Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven. But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works. "The one...
  • Now Judges Are Leaking

    01/05/2006 4:59:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 1,687+ views
    National Review ^ | 01-05-06 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    January 05, 2006, 3:59 p.m. Now Judges Are Leaking FISA judges discuss NSA surveillance with the Washington Post. On Thursday morning, the Washington Post published an article ("Surveillance Court Is Seeking Answers — Judges Were Unaware of Eavesdropping") that is jaw-dropping in the matter-of-factness with which reports on an outrageous impropriety by at least two FISA court judges. The backdrop is that of the eleven judges who sit on the special court created by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, only one, Chief Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, was briefed by administration officials about the NSA's warrantless eavesdropping program prior to its...
  • 60 Days for Four Years of Raping Vermont Child

    01/05/2006 5:23:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 131 replies · 3,578+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/5/06 | Hilary White
    BURLINGTON, January 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  According to a Vermont judge, serious crime should not be subject to punishment. “The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul.” So said Judge Edward Cashman who then gave a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl repeatedly for four years starting when the girl – the child of a friend - was six and ending when she was ten.Mark Hulett, 34, pleaded guilty in District Court in Burlington to two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one...
  • Mom's eavesdropping violated Privacy Act, Supreme Court rules

    12/09/2004 11:41:15 AM PST · by MissouriConservative · 124 replies · 3,113+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 9 | Associated Press
    SEATTLE -- The state Supreme Court has ruled that the Privacy Act prohibits a parent from eavesdropping on a child's phone conversations. The case came to the Supreme Court because of a purse-snatching in Friday Harbor. A 17-year-old boy was convicted of second-degree robbery, based in part on testimony from his girlfriend's mom, who overhead him discussing the crime on the phone with her daughter. The daughter had taken a cordless phone into her bedroom and closed the door. In another room, the mom pressed the "speakerphone" button on the base of the phone, listened to the conversation and took...