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  • Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon

    11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
    An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Local and state police and the FBI and ATF are currently investigating. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said there was no immediate claim of responsibility and as of yet, there are no suspects, but they are attempting to determine if...
  • Coroner: Michigan man shot, killed in clash with Grand County deputy and his wife, a deputy DA

    04/02/2013 5:42:59 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 19 replies
    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. - The coroner says a 31-year-old Michigan man was fatally shot Monday night after authorities say he forced his way into the Hot Sulphur Springs home of a Grand County sheriff's deputy and his wife, who is a county deputy district attorney. Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock identified that dead man as Joshua Stevens, 31, of Coral, Michigan. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death is scheduled for Wednesday. Authorities say Stevens was shot outside the couple's home. At this time, authorities aren't saying who fired the shots that killed Stevens, according to Susan...
  • Texas district attorney, wife found dead at home, 2 months after assistant prosecutor killed

    03/31/2013 7:27:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 103 replies
    AP ^ | 3/31/2013
    A central Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants was gunned down near their office, authorities said. Investigators found the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, on Saturday, Kaufman County sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis said. Police, FBI agents, Texas Rangers and deputies were part of the investigation. Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office on Jan. 31. No arrests have been made in his death. Lewis declined to say how the couple...
  • Weld officials investigating Abound Solar officials (3 criminal charges being investigated)

    10/26/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 10/25/2012 | Tony Kindelspire
    LONGMONT -- The Weld County District Attorney's office confirmed Thursday that it has launched a criminal investigation into officials at bankrupt Abound Solar, whose manufacturing facility was located along the Interstate 25 Frontage Road but had a Longmont address. ... In the statement, he said his office is "looking into possible instances of securities fraud based on allegations that officials at Abound Solar knew products the company was selling were defective, and then asked investors to invest in the company without telling them about the defective products." ... Abound had used $70.9 million of the DOE's $400 million loan guarantee...
  • Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up (microwave)

    08/12/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 12 replies
    CBS news ^ | 8/9/12
    (CBS News) An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that's been linked to Alzheimer's disease. A new study in Chemical Research in Toxicology examined diacetyl (DA), an ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy, baked goods, and even pet food. It is also created naturally in fermented drinks like beer, and gives some chardonnay wines its buttery taste, according to the study. Scientists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis conducted an analysis of DA, a chemical which previously has been linked...
  • John Doe probe looms over Walker's recall election (WI)

    04/16/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-15-12 | Daniel Bice
    It's the biggest question hanging over Gov. Scott Walker's recall election: Will Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm file additional criminal charges as part of his John Doe probe before the June 5 election? For nearly two years, Chisholm's office has been looking into various activities in Milwaukee County during Walker's time as county executive. So far, prosecutors have brought charges against three ex-Walker aides, one appointee and a major campaign contributor. Chisholm has sent strong signals that additional charges are in the offing. Walker - who has set up a legal defense fund to pay his two lawyers -...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Wis: Asst DA’s rec’d layoff notices; GOP rec’d death threats – Who's the woman in custody?

    03/13/2011 3:31:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    various | March 11, 2011 | vanity
    Now that Gov Scott Walker and the GOP led state legislature has managed - in the face of overwhelming headaches and death threats - to pass legislation to save public sector jobs, how soon will the Wisconsin Dept of Justice identify who is behind the death threats that were sent to legislators before the vote?
  • Woman charged in Houston day care fire (killed 4) has fled to Nigeria

    03/01/2011 1:15:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2011 | LINDSAY WISE and TERRI LANGFORD
    .........."How in the hell did they let this happen?" asked a furious Tracy Storms, grandmother of 3-year-old Shomari Leon Dickerson, who died in the fire. "She killed four children. That was enough to keep her in custody. She was negligent for seven children and she killed four. This is ridiculous." Seven children were in Tata’s care at the home-based day care she operated in west Houston when a fire broke out Thursday. Four of the children died. Two are being treated at Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston in critical but stable condition. Investigators believe the fire started on top of the...
  • Manhattan DA launches criminal probe of pro-choice group's spending (NARAL looted for luxuries)

    02/17/2011 3:16:12 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/16/11 | BRENDAN SCOTT, NY Post correspondent
    ...........a bombshell audit found an ex-NARAL President siphoned off more than $100,000 for meals, high-end clothing, a Hamptons rental, and $100,000 to chauffeur her kids to school. The allegations against the Dem-leaning charity have far-reaching political implications for state AG Eric Schneiderman.... whose office regulates charities, and who received NARAL's endorsement. His father, Irwin Schneiderman, was NARAL’s treasurer during the audit period.
  • Da Vinci Code? Tiny Numbers and Letters Found in Mona Lisa Painting

    12/13/2010 1:37:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12/13/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It appears Mona Lisa, who has been captivating people for centuries, just got much more interesting. Art detectives have discovered that one of the world’s most famous paintings contains small letters and numbers put there intentionally by Leonardo Da Vinci: Hidden in the dark paint of her pupils are tiny letters and numbers, placed there by the artist Leonardo da Vinci and revealed only now thanks to high-­magnification techniques. Experts say the barely distinguishable letters and numbers represent something of a real-life Da Vinci code. The revelation could have come straight from the pages of Dan Brown’s best-seller The Da...
  • DA promises to prosecute overly touchy pat downs

    11/17/2010 10:54:13 AM PST · by FS11 · 64 replies
    ABC-KGO TV ^ | 11-17-10 | Melendez
    SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The San Mateo district attorney's office has a warning for all TSA personnel at SFO -- anyone inappropriately touching a passenger during a security pat down will be prosecuted.
  • U of M Student Body President drops request for personal protection order

    10/25/2010 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    WXYZ ^ | Oct 25 2010 | Michael Rosenfield
    The high-profile case the Action News Investigators broke has taken a new twist. Chris Armstrong, the student assembly president at the University of Michigan, dropped his request today for a personal protection order against Andrew Shirvell, who works as an assistant prosecutor in the Michigan Attorney General's office. Court documents say the request is being withdrawn because Armstrong has not been contacted by Shirvell since the request for the PPO was originally made. Armstrong created a blog blasting Armstrong for allegedly promoting a radical homosexual agenda on campus. Armstrong called police when Shirvell showed up outside his Ann Arbor home...
  • Judge rips Harris' office for hiding problems

    05/20/2010 6:55:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 243+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/10 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' office violated defendants' rights by hiding damaging information about a police drug lab technician and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings, a judge declared Thursday. Superior Court Anne-Christine Massullo stopped short of granting a request by more than 40 drug defendants that their cases be dismissed because of prosecutorial misconduct, saying that decision must be left up to the judges hearing their cases. But in a scathing ruling, the judge concluded that prosecutors had failed to fulfill their constitutional duty . . .
  • Breaking, Obama Named "Da Man!!"

    10/09/2009 11:18:00 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 1 replies · 200+ views
    God | 10/09/09 | FlipWilson
    Much to Tiger Woods chagrin, no longer will he hear that clever phrase "YOU DA MAN!!" shouted at him after each and every golf shot he hits. That is because today, Barak Obama has been named "DA MAN" by whoever the hell it is decides such important things. When asked if he would share that title with Tiger Woods, Obama scoffed at the idea. "What the hell has he ever done" was Rham Emmanuel's immediate response. Tiger looked on the bright side of things, however, when he said, "hey, at least I will still get to hear "get in the...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • D.A. seeks names of posters (Slippery Slope alert!)

    02/23/2009 4:23:35 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 39 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) ^ | February 23, 2009 | RICK LEE
    The company that owns and operates the York Daily Record/Sunday News readers' comment posting Web site will release the identities of people who anonymously posted comments to a story about the stabbing death of Andrew Wright, according to sworn statements Friday in county court. Prosecutor Timothy Barker informed Judge Thomas H. Kelley on Friday that an attorney for Topix LLC said the Internet Protocol addresses and personal information of the posters "has been preserved" and will be turned over when the company is served with a subpoena by the York County District Attorney's Office. (snip) Under oath Friday, York County...
  • Former assistant DA arrested for defecating outside IHOP

    02/13/2009 6:35:43 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 1,550+ views
    brownsvilleherald.com/ ^ | 02/11/09 | Ildefonso Ortiz, The Brownsville Herald
    A man arrested and charged over the weekend for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after defecating outside a local International House of Pancakes has been identified as a former Cameron County assistant district attorney. Thomas Whitley Teague, 26, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday morning after police responded to a call of a man defecating outside the restaurant at 2430 Pablo Kisel Blvd., according to a Brownsville Police report. Officers arrived at the scene to find an intoxicated Teague and spoke to witnesses who claimed "the male subject had pulled his pants down to his ankles and defecated on a...
  • Suspect, 91, has been dead a month

    03/20/2008 11:40:47 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 61 replies · 1,260+ views
    Daily Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2008 | By GARY HARMON and AMY HAMILTON
    Attorneys in the case of a 91-year-old Palisade man accused of sexual assault spent Wednesday morning in court trying to determine whether the aging man was fit to stand trial. It turns out he wasn’t. He died nearly a month ago and has been cremated, according to a relative who contacted The Daily Sentinel. Ralph Ridenour died Feb. 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said Jim Snell of Snell-McLean Funeral Home in Palisade, which handled arrangements for Ridenour. VA officials said they couldn’t comment on Ridenour. “That’s a relief for public safety,” Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said...
  • Harris County (TX) DA drops re-election bid after e-mail scandal

    01/03/2008 5:59:55 AM PST · by SubGeniusX · 9 replies · 85+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 2, 2008, 11:33PM
    HOUSTON — Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal, facing pressure from Republicans since romantic e-mails to his personal assistant surfaced last month, will not run for re-election, local party leaders said Wednesday. Rosenthal, who is married and wrote messages like "I want to kiss you behind your right ear" to his secretary, had his name removed from a listing of candidates for the party's nomination on the Harris County GOP Web site by late Wednesday. He has said he is not having an affair with the woman. Just minutes before the deadline for removing candidates from the March 4 primary...
  • DA Criticized Over Affectionate Emails Seeks Re-election

    12/31/2007 10:14:46 AM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 231+ views
    KTRH Radio/Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2007
    Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is rejecting calls by the county Republican Party to give up his 2008 re-election campaign. His party's request came because of a scandal over affectionate e-mails Rosenthal sent to his secretary. Fifteen members of the Harris County Republican party's Advisory Committee voted unanimously yesterday to urge Rosenthal to withdraw from the March 4 GOP primary. Harris County Republican Chairman Jared Woodfill says Rosenthal had made a serious error in judgment and called the e-mails horrible. Woodfill says they've contacted about 10 potential candidates. He refused to name the potential candidates but said he is...
  • { Eddie Jordan } New Orleans district attorney to resign

    10/30/2007 12:51:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 340+ views
    AP via CoCoTimes ^ | 10/30/7 | MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer
    NEW ORLEANS—District Attorney Eddie Jordan disclosed plans to resign Tuesday amid a $3.7 million discrimination verdict against his office and a rising murder rate since Hurricane Katrina. Jordan's spokesman, Dalton Savwoir, said the district attorney told his staff he would resign on Wednesday. Jordan lost the discrimination lawsuit against dozens of his former employees in 2005. The white former employees said they were fired by Jordan, who is black, because of their race. Jordan has consistently lost the appeals in that case and earlier this week, a federal judge refused to delay payment of the judgment. That opened the door...
  • Updated 2:15 a.m.: Former McHenry campaign worker indicted for voter fraud from 2004 election

    05/12/2007 6:13:57 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 9 replies · 1,374+ views
    www.shelbystar.com ^ | 05/11/07 | Kevin Ellis
    Updated 2:15 a.m.: Former McHenry campaign worker indicted for voter fraud from 2004 election Kevin Ellis May 11, 2007 - 11:33PM A grassroots organizer in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s 2004 bid for Congress faces a felony election fraud charge. A Gaston County grand jury indicted Michael Aaron Lay, 26, of Pioneer, Tenn., on May 7. Lay, who graduated with a law degree from the University of Tennessee on Friday, did not immediately return a phone message left with his father early Saturday. McHenry dismissed the charge against Lay as a political attack in a statement released by his office Friday...
  • Stabber Does No Jail Time: Exiting DA Gives Hoop Star Free Shot

    01/03/2007 10:30:52 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, January 3, 2007 | Dave Wedge
    Stabber does no jail time: Exiting DA gives hoop star free shot By Dave Wedge Boston Herald Chief Enterprise Reporter Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - Updated: 12:03 PM EST On his final day in office, Bristol County District Attorney Paul F. Walsh Jr. infuriated cops and a stabbing victim by setting free a star hoop player who coldly knifed a teen in the back at an Acushnet party. Brian Rudolph, a smooth swing guard hailed as “the Sebastian Telfair [stats] of Buzzards Bay,” admitted stabbing 19-year-old Jose Raposo in the back in April but was given three years’ probation and...
  • New Orleans District Attorney Bristles at Criticism, Walks Out of Interview

    08/29/2006 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 16 replies · 1,630+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 8/28/06 | Vic Walter
    New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan bristled at criticism and walked out of an ABC News Nightline interview when told that law enforcement officials were critical of Jordan's handling of his office. ABC News' Brian Ross interviewed Jordan earlier today as part of a report examining the state of the New Orleans justice system one year after Katrina, to be broadcast on Nightline later tonight. Since last year's hurricane, there has been growing criticism of Jordan's office by senior people in law enforcement who say, even with the acknowledged problems caused by Katrina, the District Attorney has not efficiently dealt...
  • Sheriff Says Teen Saved Family by Killing Intruder (Brave Kid)

    08/24/2006 8:40:43 AM PDT · by skyman · 57 replies · 2,823+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/24/06 | Lisa Rosetta
    Parents in danger: The boy breaks free of duct tape, plunges knife five times into the man's back CEDAR CITY - Police in southern Utah are calling a 17-year-old boy a hero after he fatally stabbed an armed intruder who broke into his family's home early Wednesday. Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower described the boy as a level-headed kid "who, in my opinion, saved his family's lives." It all began when a 19-year-old Las Vegas man, who was recently fired from a construction company owned by the family, broke into their home at 2650 N. 2200 West, near Cedar City,...
  • Nifong Admits Some Criticism Justified

    07/28/2006 3:30:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies · 1,777+ views
    WRAL ^ | 7-28-6-06
    Mike Nifong is trying to reassure voters that he's the man for the job a day after a potential challenger said he won't pursue the district attorney job. Nifong admitted Friday that there's some justification to criticism about how he handled the media with the Duke case. "My handling of the media coverage of this case has occasioned substantial criticism, some of which is undoubtedly justified," Nifong said during a half-hour press conference. "I both underestimated the level of media attention this case would draw and misjudged the effect that my words would have.
  • Duke Lacrosse Controversy: Cheek hurdles one DA barrier: Petition drive gets 9,800 signatures

    07/01/2006 11:54:41 AM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies · 747+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | Jul 01, 2006 | Benjamin Niolet and Michael Biesecker
    DURHAM - Riding a strong wave of voter discontent about the handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case, county Commissioner Lewis Cheek cleared the first crucial barrier Friday in the race to put him on the ballot against District Attorney Mike Nifong in November. Beating a noon deadline, Cheek's organizers handed in more than 9,800 signatures to elections officials. The number would seem to give him a healthy enough cushion over the required 6,303 signatures to survive the painstaking process of verifying that enough signatures belong to registered Durham County voters. "It looks like he obviously will have enough signatures,"...
  • Muslim Pakistan bans "The Da Vinci Code"

    06/04/2006 3:37:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 420+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04JUN06 | Reuters
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has banned "The Da Vinci Code" following calls from both minority Christians and majority Muslims, an official said on Sunday. The adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Christ and his supposed offspring, has made hundreds of millions of dollars around the world since it opened last month. But the screening of the film in Pakistan, or possession of it on video cassettes or discs, was prohibited and unlawful, said Jalil Abbas, secretary of the Ministry of Culture. "The film is sacrilegious to all religions, that's why we did this,"...
  • Important Update on Veteran Data Theft

    05/27/2006 12:07:34 AM PDT · by Eagle9 · 42 replies · 2,792+ views
    Military.com ^ | May 27, 2006
    Dear Military.com Member, As you may know, data was stolen from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This data contained identifying information on up to 26.5 million veterans and spouses, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and some disability ratings. At this time, we encourage you to be vigilant and monitor your financial accounts to protect yourself against identity theft. We have put together the following information to help you: Read the latest from the Department of Veteran Affairs Important FAQs What happened at VA and how does it affect me?How do I know if information on me was...
  • Duke based initial gang-rape reactions on campus officer who eavesdropped on call

    05/09/2006 10:05:31 PM PDT · by OakOak · 129 replies · 2,267+ views
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | 5/10/2006 | Ray Gronberg
    By Ray Gronberg : The Herald-Sun gronberg@heraldsun.com May 9, 2006 : 10:53 pm ET DURHAM -- A March 14 Duke Police Department report that downplayed gang-rape allegations against the school's lacrosse team stemmed from what a Duke officer overheard while listening to a Durham Police Department sergeant's cell phone conversation, City Manager Patrick Baker said Tuesday. The Duke officer, Christopher Day, never actually spoke to the sergeant or conducted any follow-up inquiry before telling his superiors that the woman at the center of the case had changed her story several times, and that her allegations were unlikely to produce serious...
  • Rape Case Is Seen as Symbol at Black College in N.C. (Duke LAX)

    05/06/2006 11:56:04 PM PDT · by OakOak · 107 replies · 3,155+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/07/2006 | Anne Hall
    We are with you. We are outraged with you. We will fight back for you..... .Rest assured, we will not rest until justice is done, especially the strong brothers. (snip) Single mothers sometimes bring their kids to class, setting them up with juice and crayons in the back of Mass Comm. (snip) The most mundane beginnings explain her life. The youngest of three children, she grew up in Durham. Her father drove trucks and worked a second job cleaning cars on an auto lot. Her 1996 graduation photo from Hillside High School shows a girl with shoulder-length braids and a...
  • The Da Vinci Code Othercott

    04/30/2006 8:57:42 PM PDT · by GOP Jedi · 12 replies · 409+ views
    Church of the Masses ^ | March 16, 2006 | Barbara Nicolosi
    WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAY 19TH? May 19th is the date the Da Vinci Code movie opens. A movie based on a book that wears its heresy and blasphemy as a badge of honor. What can we as Christians do in response to the release of this movie? I'm going to offer you the usual choices -- and a new one. Here are the usual suspects: A) We can ignore the movie. ........ The problem with this option: The box office is a ballot box. The only people whose votes are counted are those who buy tickets. And the ballot...
  • DA on the spot for comments

    04/22/2006 2:45:35 AM PDT · by abb · 482 replies · 6,979+ views
    Raleigh News &Observer ^ | April 22, 2006 | Michael Biesecker, Benjamin Niolet and Joseph Neff
    Defense lawyers and legal experts say District Attorney Mike Nifong may have crossed ethical lines in public comments about rape allegations involving Duke University lacrosse players, potentially prejudicing jurors and setting off a media maelstrom. Nifong says that he has done nothing wrong, though he has ceased talking with reporters about allegations made by an escort service dancer hired to perform at a March 13 team party. He would speak only about his handling of the case Friday. "In terms of what I said, no, I wouldn't say I regret anything I've said," Nifong said. "I think what I have...
  • 2nd Duke party dancer now questions doubts about accuser

    04/21/2006 12:56:01 AM PDT · by OakOak · 1,618 replies · 27,633+ views
    Daily Comet & AP ^ | April 21, 2006 | ALLEN G. BREED
    <p>At first, a stripper who performed at a Duke University lacrosse team party doubted the story of a colleague who told police she was dragged into a bathroom and raped.</p> <p>Now, Kim Roberts isn't so sure.</p> <p>"I was not in the bathroom when it happened, so I can't say a rape occurred - and I never will," Roberts told The Associated Press Thursday in her first on-the-record interview. But after watching defense attorneys release photos of the accuser, and upset by the leaking of both dancers' criminal pasts, she said she has to "wonder about their character."</p>
  • Duke Lacrosse Scandal: Second dancer contacts media firm(What financial gain? NO! ; RE: DUKE)

    04/21/2006 12:17:34 AM PDT · by OakOak · 17 replies · 1,458+ views
    BET on Sports ; Gambling 911 ^ | 04/20 | BET on Sports.com
    ACTUAL E-MAIL ------------------ Hi! My name is Kim and I am involved in the Duke Lacrosse scandal. Although I am no celebrity and just an average citizen, I've found myself in the center of one of the biggest stories in the country. I'm worried about letting this opportunity pass me by without making the best of it
  • Bar calls ex-DAs' actions feloniesEvidence withheld in '96 murder case

    01/16/2006 8:18:17 AM PST · by hdrabon · 12 replies · 1,190+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The N.C. State Bar has challenged the dismissal of disciplinary charges against two former Union County prosecutors, saying they committed felonies to win a death penalty conviction. Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer were charged with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in the 1996 murder trial. Honeycutt, the former district attorney in Union County, has since returned to private practice; Brewer is now a District Court judge in Richmond County. Last week, the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission cited a missed deadline in dismissing the case against them. But the bar's lawyers say there is no deadline to bring charges because the...
  • THE CASE AGAINST STANLEY WILLIAMS

    12/12/2005 2:03:27 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 41 replies · 1,745+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 12 December 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    THE CASE AGAINST STANLEY WILLIAMS by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher December 12, 2005 Barring the unexpected wherein Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) (right) grants clemency to convicted capital murderer and Crips co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Stanley will get up close and personal with the death chamber just before midnight tonight as he is strapped to a gurney. At 12:01, the lethal cocktail of chemicals will flow into his veins and end - once and for all - the life of this barbarian, and like Timothy McVeigh and others of his ilk, he, too, can ride the Highway to Hell, where...
  • TRAGIC DAD'S ANGUISH (Retired NYPD Detective Gets 1 To 3 Years For Killing Queens Deli Worker)

    06/15/2005 3:44:03 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 897+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2005 | ALEX GINSBERG
    June 15, 2005 -- The shattered father of a Queens deli clerk shot dead by a retired police detective last fall collapsed in tears yesterday, telling a crowded courtroom how the incident had torn his life apart. "Every day, I miss his smile," said Noe Chametla, 40, of his boy. "Every day, I miss the phrase, 'Papi, I love you.' I don't have the chance to see him grow older, to see him become a man."
  • Clarion DA Aaron switches to Republican party (PA)

    05/25/2005 8:49:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 536+ views
    The Derrick ^ | 5/23/05
    STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM CORBETT SAYS AARON BELIEVES "IT'S THE BEST COURSE TO TAKE." CLARION - Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron announced Monday he is changing to a Republican party affiliation. Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett was a featured speaker at the press conference held at Structural Modulars Inc. in Strattanville. The two officials say they share a common focus on various issues facing the commonwealth. "He has a history of bipartisan support," said Corbett, a Republican. "He believes it's the best course to take." Aaron, a native of Limestone Township, added he found it difficult to gather support...
  • Rape, ticket-fixing probes rock Knox DA's office

    05/19/2005 10:23:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/19/5 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD AND DON JACOBS
    A Knox County prosecutor and a former colleague are at the center of two Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probes - one as an alleged rape victim and the other as a suspect in ticket-fixing. An ex-firefighter who shot a man four times and peddled crack is the link between the two. Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols initiated both TBI probes but this week said he has bowed out in each of them. Two special prosecutors - one from Memphis and the other from Nashville - have been assigned. "We have asked the (Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference) to...
  • Police find car but no sign of missing Central Pa. prosecutor

    04/17/2005 3:19:56 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 1,089+ views
    Times Leader/AP Wire ^ | 4/17/2005 | MARK SCOLFORO
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Police on Saturday found the car of Centre County's top prosecutor but no sign of the missing man, who failed to return home from a drive the day before, authorities said. Bellefonte Police Chief Duane Dixon said state police found the red and white Mini Cooper belonging to District Attorney Ray F. Gricar, 59, of Bellefonte, at about 6:30 p.m. in a dirt parking lot on the outskirts of Lewisburg in Union County. Gricar had taken Friday off from work and was last heard from in a cell phone call at about 11:30 a.m. that day, during...
  • Despite controversies, DeLay wins support

    03/15/2005 4:36:01 AM PST · by bgsugar · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 15, 2005, 12:00AM | Gebe Martinez
    Despite controversies, DeLay wins support Republicans in the House are attempting to quell unrest By BY GEBE MARTINEZ Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders stood behind Tom DeLay on Monday as they assessed the fallout from a series of news reports questioning the propriety of his fund raising and overseas travel. They are expressing confidence in the majority leader from Sugar Land and are trying to tamp down private grumblings by some members. "I never underestimate Tom DeLay," said House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, R-Calif., a member of the House leadership team. Dreier and...
  • DA Arrested in Texas Court on Drug Charge

    01/12/2005 11:01:14 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 26 replies · 783+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-04
    Strange News - AP DA Arrested in Texas Court on Drug Charge 1 hour, 1 minute ago Strange News - AP PAMPA, Texas - The district attorney for five Panhandle counties was arrested while in a courtroom and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Rick Roach was charged with a federal misdemeanor for knowingly and intentionally possessing the drug, said Kathy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. "The investigation is ongoing," she told The Pampa News. "We have 30 days to present evidence to a grand jury." She said she could not comment further. FBI (news - web sites)...
  • Chilling conviction

    12/26/2004 12:52:29 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 714+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 26, 2004 | By Jacob Sullum
    I have to admit I'm impressed by the achievement of the federal prosecutors who call McLean, Va., pain doctor William Hurwitz "a major and deadly drug dealer." Though the evidence at his trial made it clear Dr. Hurwitz was not a drug trafficker, they still managed to get him convicted. The prosecutors did not dispute Dr. Hurwitz had helped hundreds of patients recover their lives by prescribing the high doses of opioids they needed to control their chronic pain. Instead they pointed to the small minority of his patients -- 5 to 10 percent, by his attorneys' estimate -- who...
  • Ethics and politics: U.S. House Republicans sting themselves

    11/19/2004 4:15:49 AM PST · by billorites · 23 replies · 693+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | November 19, 2004 | Editorial
    BACK IN 1993, Republicans in the U.S. House saw an opportunity to embarrass Democrats. With some Democratic representatives facing indictment, the Republicans passed a rule holding that any member of the party leadership who was indicted would have to step aside until cleared. They said this showed that the GOP was more ethical than the Democrats, who made leaders step down only if convicted. Well, well, well. On Wednesday, with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, facing possible indictment in a probe of campaign finances involving Texas legislative races, House Republicans voted to rescind the 1993 rule. House Democrats, who...
  • Not So Unknown Anymore

    11/11/2004 5:55:13 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 189+ views
    The Unknown Blogger ^ | 11/11/2004 | The Unknown Blogger
    I sent the "Moving On From the MoveOn Era" post into the DA (www.da.wvu.edu) as a guest column shortly after I blogged it. Since all letters and guest columns are submitted without titles, they renamed it "Words of Wisdom to American Voters" and published it in the November 9 edition of the DA. I received calls and IMs from friends of mine saying how much they liked my column, and opinion editor Andy Barnes forwarded me a letter he received about it. The letter's author had many good things to say about my column, but what really got to me...
  • DA raises a stir by closing office-Day off in honor of Ronald Reagan wasn't authorized

    06/25/2004 5:57:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 142+ views
    © 2004 The Post-Standard (Syracuse NY) ^ | Friday, June 25, 2004 | By Scott Rapp
    AUBURN NY--Callers to Cayuga County District Attorney James Vargason's office June 11 received a telephone message that the district attorney's office was closed for the day to mourn the passing of former President Reagan. While the day was set aside by President Bush for the nation to pay last respects to Reagan, county leaders said this week they made it clear beforehand that county offices were to be open that day. They said Vargason arbitrarily made the decision to shutter his operation for the day. Vargason, who took elected office in 1992, was asked to explain his actions to county...
  • Media Attorneys Want End to Gag Order; Jackson Lawyer Supports It

    05/14/2004 9:21:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 125+ views
    AP ^ | May 14, 2001
    Media Attorneys Want End to Gag Order; Jackson Lawyer Supports It By Greg Risling Associated Press Writer May 14, 2004 LOS ANGELES (AP) - In court documents filed Friday, Michael Jackson's attorneys agreed with prosecutors that people involved in the superstar's child molestation case should continue to be barred from discussing it publicly. Attorneys representing the media, meanwhile, criticized the court-imposed gag order and Santa Barbara County prosecutors' attempt to uphold it. "Eliminating the gag order will ensure that more accurate information will be disseminated, and will reduce the amount of rumors, speculation and gossip about which the District Attorney...
  • Humboldt DA: Lumber firm's out to get me

    02/16/2004 11:28:18 AM PST · by farmfriend · 16 replies · 171+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 16, 2004 | Sam Stanton
    <p>EUREKA - The Humboldt County Courthouse is closed for the Lincoln's Birthday holiday, but District Attorney Paul Gallegos is there before 9 a.m., putting in another day on the job he loves.</p> <p>He's dressed neatly: dark pants and suit coat over a knit sweater, shined shoes. And he's very polite as he prepares to return 48 phone messages that undoubtedly will include vitriolic crank calls.</p>