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  • Ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty of murder

    09/15/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and amed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of a black drug suspect after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Activists, with support from some of the city's black clergy, had pledged disruptive protests ahead of St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's verdict.
  • Trump Defends "Killer" Putin: "We've Got A Lot Of Killers - You Think Our Country's Innocent?"

    02/05/2017 7:00:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/17 | Tyler Durden
    In a Fox News interview set to air at 4pm on Sunday, just ahead of the Superbowl, and which is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that president Trump is a Kremlin puppet, the US president will defend Vladimir Putin on national TV, saying he respects the Russian leader and accusing the US of not being as innocent as it may seem.   In the interview, Bill O’Reilly asked if Trump respects Russian President Vladimir Putin, to which the he replied, “I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll...
  • 'Accused is guilty': Campus rape tribunals punish without proof, critics say

    06/17/2015 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2015
    A former Amherst College student is just the latest in a long line of men whose lives have been turned upside-down after being accused of sexual assault in what they say were consensual encounters, punished in campus tribunals where, in some cases, critics say, they’re guilty even after proving their innocence. The former student, whose name has not been made public, was expelled after his alleged victim, the roommate of his girlfriend, complained some 21 months after the incident and despite what evidence appears to show was consensual sex. As in many campus procedures which enforce school sanctions and not...
  • Vermont woman shown on video cutting cop’s throat with knife acquitted of attempted murder

    06/03/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 06-03-2014 | Philip Caulfield
    A Vermont woman who sneaked up behind a police officer while under arrest and allegedly tried to slit his throat with a knife was found not guilty of attempted murder. Jennifer Berube, 40, was acquitted of attempted second-degree murder and a lesser charge of attempted aggravated assault on Friday by a jury in Rutland, a city in western Vermont about 60 miles south of Burlington. Surveillance footage from inside the station house showed Berube grabbing Nguyen by the neck with a 2-inch blade in her hand before getting overpowered by several other officers. Nguyen suffered a cut near his jugular...
  • L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake

    04/11/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 44 replies
    LA times ^ | 4/10/14 | Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday ... The Sheriff's Department's initial news release the day after the shooting made no mention of the mistaken identity and said the two people shot had "aggressed the deputies."
  • Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

    04/08/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Roseanne Colletti
    An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday. Jonathan Fleming, now 51 years old, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family Tuesday after his conviction was thrown out by a judge. "I feel like the time I felt when he was born and the nurse bring him to me," said Patricia Fleming, the mother of the wrongly jailed man. "That's how happy I was." From the start, Fleming proclaimed his innocence...
  • The website that records the last word of EVERY prisoner executed in Texas…

    07/08/2013 12:59:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:32 EST, 8 July 2013 | Ashley Collman
    A quick Google search can tell you what John Lennon’s last words were, but for anyone who isn’t a celebrity, last words are either forgotten or unmemorable. In the case of death row convicts in the state of Texas, they may not all be famous, but their words are being preserved forever. Ever since the death penalty was reinstated in December 1982, last words have been recorded, and more recently they’ve been posted on a penitentiary website. Texas euthanizes more convicts than any other state in the U.S., having reached their monumental 500th execution on June 26. …
  • Australia Orders Federal Child Sex Abuse Inquiry - (Catholic Church)

    11/12/2012 7:26:47 AM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2012 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Australia Orders Federal Child Sex Abuse Inquiry By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY November 12, 2012 (AP) Australia's prime minister ordered a federal inquiry Monday into allegations of child sex abuse in state and religious institutions and community groups following a string of sexual abuse accusations against priests and claims of a Catholic Church cover-up. (snip) Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox, who spent years investigating abuse allegations in the Hunter region, said the church destroyed evidence, silenced victims and shuffled around accused priests in a bid to cover up abuse. There have been hundreds of allegations of abuse by priests...
  • Hickory man found innocent after 24 years in prison

    10/08/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Altariel · 21 replies
    NEWTON, N.C. — A man who spent almost 24 years in prison after he was convicted of rape has now been found innocent of the crime. A three-judge panel ruled Friday that Willie Grimes did not rape and kidnap a 69-year-old woman from Hickory in 1987. Grimes' lawyer presented evidence during the weeklong hearing that showed police did not question a half-dozen people who said Grimes was somewhere else when the rape happened. They also showed that two fingerprints found at the home where the rape happened were linked to another man, who has been charged with several rapes during...
  • U.S. inspector faults (14) federal agents in gun probe, clears Holder

    09/19/2012 5:45:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/19/12 | David Ingram | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog faulted 14 federal agents and prosecutors on Wednesday for the botched anti-gun-trafficking effort known as "Operation Fast and Furious" but cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of any wrongdoing. The report by the department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, prompted two senior officials to leave the government. Congressional Republicans investigating the mismanaged operation had accused Holder of covering it up. A report bolstering their claim would have been an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, who appointed Holder to his job, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign. One U.S. agent was...
  • Texas Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1988 Rape

    08/27/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 77 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | August 24, 2012 | CBS Dallas
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After serving 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, today a North Texas man received an apology from a judge and a standing ovation in the courtroom. David Lee Wiggins was freed from jail Friday after DNA tests proved he wasn’t the person who raped a 14-year-old girl back in 1988. Wiggins was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault in 1989 after the teen victim identified him. The person who assaulted the young girl had covered her face for during most of the attack. Police showed the girl a photo lineup, then a live...
  • Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect....

    07/16/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT · by Student0165 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07/16/2012 | Laura Cox
    An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect. Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun. Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the man they thought was inside, Jonathan Brown, to escape.
  • Watch Brian Banks Try Out With The Seahawks, Get Invited To Minicamp

    06/08/2012 9:49:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    sportsgrid ^ | 6-8-12 | Glenn Davis
    Watch Brian Banks Try Out With The Seahawks, Get Invited To Minicamp by Glenn Davis | 6:26 pm, June 8th, 2012 You’ve seen the story of Brian Banks, the former hotshot high school football prospect who spent five years in prison for a rape the alleged victim later admitted never happened. You’ve seen Banks mark his new life as a free man with a Tonight Show appearance. But what you probably haven’t seen yet is Banks’ attempt to resume his football career, which was once so promising. Well, that changes now. Banks mentioned his upcoming tryout with the Seahawks to...
  • After IVF we became pregnant with triplets, but my wife wanted two of the babies aborted

    03/14/2012 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 (AmericanThinker.com) - My soul carries a new scar. The pain is fresh and keen, and I know that while time might see the pain fade, I will never fully recover from what I’ve seen, and done. For I have failed, intentionally and knowingly, in the first duty of a parent: protecting the lives of two of my children. My wife and I wanted children; alas, we needed IVF treatment to realize this dream. Several cycles and multiple embryo implantations later, we welcomed our blessing from G-d, who is the light of our lives. Recently, we tried for...
  • Jerry Sandusky will be found innocent (letter to the editor)

    11/12/2011 4:14:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies · 1+ views
    YDR ^ | 11/09/11 | DIANN BISHOP
    Jerry Sandusky will be found innocentLetter to the Editor Updated: 11/09/2011 12:37:09 PM EST I have to say I find the accusations against Jerry Sandusky very hard to believe. I have met and know Jerry through The Second Mile. Both of my daughters were a part of the Second Mile program, and it is a great program for kids. I would have never hesitated one minute to allow Jerry to be with my children. He is being judged in the court of opinions. This man is innocent. I support Jerry 100 percent. I also ask that people please do not...
  • AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTED, TO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY

    10/03/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 541 replies · 1+ views
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    AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTED, TO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY
  • Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police

    07/17/2011 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 153 replies
    BBC ^ | July 17th 2011 | Staff
    Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested in connection with an investigation into phone hacking and bribery. The 43-year-old was arrested by appointment by Operation Weeting police at a London police station. Met Police said she is currently still in custody. This is the 10th arrest made by police investigating hacking allegations by the News of the World newspaper. She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption allegations. The Operation Weeting team is conducting the current investigation into phone hacking.
  • Insurgent Attack Injures Afghan Civilians in Paktiya

    07/08/2011 2:46:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    PAKTIYA, Afghanistan (July 8, 2011)– An insurgent mortar attack landed in a civilian populated area injuring eight Afghan civilians in Dand Patan district, July 3. At least 3 mortar rounds fired by insurgents resulted in severe injuries requiring medical evacuation. Coalition Special Forces operating near the incident provided first aid and called for a medical evacuation. Four young male children, a female child under the age of 2, one female adult, and two male adults were medically evacuated from the scene by coalition forces to a U.S. military hospital for treatment. The injured had severe shrapnel wounds to the head,...
  • The Prosecution Rests, but I Can’t

    04/10/2011 9:24:30 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 57 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 9th, 2011 | John Thompson
    I SPENT 18 years in prison for robbery and murder, 14 of them on death row. I’ve been free since 2003, exonerated after evidence covered up by prosecutors surfaced just weeks before my execution date. Those prosecutors were never punished. Last month, the Supreme Court decided 5-4 to overturn a case I’d won against them and the district attorney who oversaw my case, ruling that they were not liable for the failure to turn over that evidence — which included proof that blood at the robbery scene wasn’t mine. Because of that, prosecutors are free to do the same thing...
  • (O.J., not Homer) Simpson's Lawyer Answers Critics

    01/09/2011 2:38:10 PM PST · by Izzy Dunne · 16 replies
    The Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | Jan. 9, 2011 | J. Hemmerdinger
    Simpson lawyer answers critics F. Lee Bailey: "So many people said, 'You are the reason he got off.' It is very frustrating, a terribly raw deal. ... It is the most sustained assault on my credibility that I have ever experienced. Why -- if I knew he was guilty -- why go around taking this abuse?" By J. Hemmerdinger jhemmerdinger@pressherald.comStaff Writer YARMOUTH - Former O.J. Simpson defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey is out to set his record straight. click image to enlarge F. Lee Bailey click image to enlarge O.J. Simpson reacts, Oct. 3, 1995, as he is found not guilty...