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  • Reaction of Geert Wilders to His Conviction

    12/09/2016 5:28:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 9/12/16 | Geert Wilders
    Dear friends, I still cannot believe it, but I have just been convicted. Because I asked a question about Moroccans. While the day before yesterday, scores of Moroccan asylum-seekers terrorized buses in Emmen and did not even had to pay a fine, a politician who asks a question about fewer Moroccans is sentenced. The Netherlands have become a sick country. And I have a message for the judges who convicted me: You have restricted the freedom of speech of millions of Dutch and hence convicted everyone. No one trusts you anymore. But fortunately, truth and liberty are stronger than you....
  • Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

    08/16/2016 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Pennsylvania's first elected female attorney general announced her resignation Tuesday, a day after being convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. Democrat Kathleen Kane's exit completes a spectacular fall for the former county prosecutor who soared to victory four years ago as an outsider promising to break up an "old-boys' network" in state government. She squandered her early popularity, feuded with rivals and aides and ultimately was undone by what prosecutors portrayed as a personal vendetta against her critics and perceived enemies.
  • Court Overturns Conviction of Man Who 'Stared' at Officers

    03/28/2016 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 03.29.16 | Joel Stashenko
    An appeals court set aside a man's conviction for weapons possession after concluding that his arrest was premised on nothing more than the defendant looking in the direction of police as he walked in a "higher-crime" area of Buffalo. Under People v. De Bour, 40 NY2d 210 (1976) and People v. Hollman, 79 NY2d 181 (1992), courts have established that police must have some objective, credible reason for initially approaching a defendant and requesting information from them, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, wrote. Yet the judges said in People v. Savage, 13-02055, that police lacked that "particularized reason" when they...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Soros Conviction (Updated)

    03/24/2005 5:13:45 AM PST · by Dave Burns · 83 replies · 5,700+ views
    AP ^ | March 24, 2005
  • Woman who spent 15 YEARS on death row after being wrongly convicted speaks out

    08/17/2015 1:58:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2015 | By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    A woman who was sentenced to death after she was wrongly convicted of killing her abusive husband has finally been set free after 15 years of incarceration, after the court re-examined her case and determined that there were some serious errors made during her trial. Now 57, Michelle Byrom has spent more than a quarter of her life behind bars in Mississippi, awaiting her death for a crime she didn't commit. Even after her son confessed to murdering the man who abused him and his mother mercilessly, she continued to sit on death row. Finally free again, Michelle recently spoke...
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • Lt. Lorance Gets 19 Years at Leavenworth because He defended his Troops against Jihadists

    01/23/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/22/2015 | Tim Brown
    First Lieutenant Clint Lorance never imagined that following the rule of engagement to save not only his life, but the lives of his fellow soldiers against Islamic enemies would result in him spending nearly two decades in prison. But it did. Lorance, 30, had been trained to make split-second decisions and his training culminated in a real-life scenario in July 2012 when he and his squad were on a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan. He had just been made Platoon Leader after his predecessor had been severely wounded. At that time, Lorance led his troops into a Taliban-infested territory, where...
  • Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

    11/20/2014 6:27:05 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/08/2013 4:12 pm EST | Mark Godsey
    Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge. In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt,...
  • Guilty: Court convicts former PM Olmert of bribery; 1st PM ever convicted

    03/31/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT · by zoharm · 5 replies
    Thundering ruling shakes country, Judge also convicts former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Dan Dankner, Olmert's former chief-of-staff Shula Zaken and 10 out of 13 individual defendants.
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Conservatives Need to Organize a Huge Reward For Information to Convict Obama

    05/15/2013 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 12 replies
    Self | May 15, 2013 | Stayfree
    Conservatives need to organize a HUGE reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Barack Hussein Obama for crimes committed against the American public and specifically the voters, who if they had known the truth never would have voted for him....
  • Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Conviction

    04/19/2013 10:56:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev but evidently didn’t feel he represented a big enough threat. Adding...
  • Former Long Beach HS Football Star Exonerated in Rape Case (Brian Banks)

    05/24/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 102 replies
    KTLA news ^ | May 24, 2012 | KTLA News Staff
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A judge has vacated the rape conviction of once-promising high school football star Brian Banks after his accuser recanted. Banks broke down in tears Thursday morning after a brief hearing in which prosecutors said they had no objection to his conviction being reversed. His mother and girlfriend, who were in the courtroom, let out cries of joy. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts "There are no words in any language, no gesture in any culture that can explain or describe what I have been through," Banks said moments after the dismissal. "I...
  • Mitt Romney still facing a trust deficit - voters "leery"

    11/26/2011 3:23:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    <p>SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail.</p>
  • Soros fails to quash insider trading conviction (Has Occupy Wall Street said anything?)

    10/07/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    FinancialTimes.com ^ | 10/07/2011 | Sam Jones and Stanley Pignal
    George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has lost a case at the European Court of Human Rights to have his criminal conviction for insider dealing quashed. The failed appeal in a 4-3 decision by the Strasbourg-based court is the latest twist in a nine-year battle by the 81-year-old Mr Soros to clear his name following his conviction in France in 2002.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Judge: Man not guilty due to insanity

    08/26/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana appeals court has ruled that a judge wrongly sentenced a Muncie man to prison for killing his wife and that he should instead be sent to a mental hospital. The decision overturns the verdict of guilty but mentally ill on murder charges that 47-year-old Thomas Curtis received last year after a bench trial...
  • Charles Manson follower seeking parole after 40 years behind bars

    01/20/2011 10:59:23 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    A follower of Charles Manson who has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California is facing a parole hearing on her conviction in the Sharon Tate killings.