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  • 11-Year-Old Boy Scout Summoned For Jury Duty

    02/22/2018 10:51:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS Phillly ^ | February 20, 2018 | Joe Holden
    One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected. “I got summoned to jury duty,” Luke says, with an unmistakable curiosity. “I’m only 11, so I didn’t think I’d ever get it.”Luke was ordered to show up at the Chester County Courthouse on March 28 for jury selection. Luke’s mom, Jeanette Fox, went online and later called the county to alert them about the error. The summons came with two pages of instructions and dress code recommendations, in addition to instructions that he bring a magazine to read — and even where...
  • Benghazi terrorist acquitted of murder

    11/28/2017 5:56:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/17 | Elad Benari
    A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Libyan terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala on terrorism charges related to the 2012 attacks on U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, but acquitted him of murder, the most serious charge he faced, reported The Hill. Abu Khattala, 46, was convicted on four counts, including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. At the same time, he was also acquitted of 14 other charges. He faces up to 60 years in prison. Abu Khattala, a leader of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Sharia, was captured by American forces in Libya in June of 2014, and has previously denied...
  • Jury Returns No Convictions for Four Men in Bunkerville Standoff Case

    08/30/2017 7:19:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    PBS Frontline ^ | August 24, 2017 | Sarah Childress
    A Nevada jury dealt another blow this week to the government’s case against participants in an armed uprising against federal agents three years ago. On Tuesday, a jury acquitted two men, Richard Lovelien and Steven Stewart, of all 10 charges against them, and two others, Eric Parker and O. Scott Drexler, on most counts. The jury deadlocked on the remaining charges against Parker and Drexler, and the judge declared a mistrial. This was the second trial for the four men, who had been accused of conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, among other charges. A jury in April...
  • Jury Refuses To Convict In Bundy Ranch Standoff

    08/23/2017 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08/22/17 | Ken Ritter
    A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four defendants who were retried on accusations that they threatened and assaulted federal agents by wielding assault weapons in a 2014 confrontation to stop a cattle roundup near the Nevada ranch of states' rights figure Cliven Bundy. In a stunning setback to federal prosecutors planning to try the Bundy family patriarch and two adult sons later this year, the jury acquitted Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart of all 10 charges, and delivered not-guilty findings on most charges against Scott Drexler and Eric Parker. More than 30 defendants' supporters in the...
  • Did the Judge Select the Jury in Bunkerville Retrial?

    07/25/2017 6:06:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Oather Keepers ^ | July 13, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Eric Parker, Ricky Lovelien, Steven Stewart and Scott Drexler are back in a Vegas courtroom for a retrial of charges related to the 2014 Bunkerville Standoff.Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case in April when the jury could not reach a consensus for the majority of charges against the defendants.Two of the defendants, Gregory Burlson and Todd Engel, were found guilty on some of the charges and will not be retried on the remaining charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced later this month.Jury Selection in the new trial began this week with Judge Navarro immediately taking over...
  • Race dominates fraught jury selection in Bill Cosby sexual-assault trial

    06/17/2017 4:08:31 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    The Washington Post (Jeff Bezos' Blog) ^ | 23 May 17 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    The delicate issue of race has percolated beneath the surface of the Bill Cosby jury selection process, present but unspoken, ever since 100 citizens filed into a grand old downtown courthouse here early Monday morning. It was impossible to miss that nearly half the black potential jurors settled into the same row together at the back of a large courtroom where the pool first met. Once individual questioning began, prosecutors used their first of seven possible strikes to block a black juror from being seated. But on Tuesday, the issue of race was catapulted to the center of the...
  • Bill Cosby jury announces deadlock, judge orders deliberations continue

    06/15/2017 11:01:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/15/2017 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. - After 30 hours of deliberation in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the jury announced late Thursday morning that they were deadlocked. The judge in the case told them to keep deliberating. The sequestered jury has been deliberating since getting the case Monday, pausing a half-dozen times to revisit key evidence, including Cosby's decade-old admissions that he fondled Constand after giving her pills. The 79-year-old star arrived at the courthouse Thursday morning for the start of yet another day of jury talks. Judge Steven O'Neill has seemed vexed at times as the court staff struggled to answer the...
  • Arpaio loses another bid for jury trial on contempt charge

    05/19/2017 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Coronal · 28 replies ^ | May 19, 2017
    PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he is guilty of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Arpaio didn't show that his request warranted its intervention in the case.
  • In Marksville officer's trial, jury is picked after five days

    03/17/2017 5:15:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    MARKSVILLE -- A jury has been picked in the trial for one of two Louisiana law-enforcement officers charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy's shooting death. Twelve jurors and two alternates are scheduled to hear attorneys' opening statements on Monday (March 20) for Derrick Stafford's trial. The Town Talk reports that jury selection ended Friday. The judge, prosecutors and Stafford's attorneys had spent five days questioning dozens of prospective jurors.
  • Married man is sentenced to life in prison for murdering soccer mom who led double life as an ESCORT

    12/28/2016 6:19:28 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies and Associated Press ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Valerie Edwards
    A married man was convicted Tuesday of murder and kidnapping in the 2007 death of a single mother from Colorado who led a double life as a paid escort. A judge sentenced 65-year-old Lester Ralph Jones to life in prison without parole after the jury delivered its verdict, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. It was Jones' second trial in the killing of Paige Birgfeld. The first ended in a mistrial in September when jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
  • Here’s How Black People Could Use Jury Nullification To Break The Justice System

    12/09/2016 11:55:03 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 93 replies
    opinion piece in Above the Law website ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Elie Mystal
    Here’s How Black People Could Use Jury Nullification To Break The Justice System By Elie Mystal Dec 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM frican-Americans live in a world where the police can murder us and get away with it. Walter Scott proved that, for anybody who still had a lingering doubt. There is no justice for black people. And yet violently revolting against the system will get us nowhere. Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification. White juries regularly refuse to...
  • Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story

    11/04/2016 11:18:13 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 35 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus that included a debunked account of a fraternity gang rape. The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo. The $7.5 million lawsuit...
  • Jury finds George Zimmerman shooter guilty on all counts

    09/16/2016 6:57:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9-16-2016 | Elyssa Cherney
    A Seminole County jury deliberated for nearly four hours Friday before finding a man guilty of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm for shooting at George Zimmerman's truck in May. The jury also convicted Matthew Apperson, 27, of shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The Winter Springs man faces a minimum of 20 years in prison because the crimes involved a gun. His wife and mother, who attended the five-day trial, walked out crying and would not comment. Apperson, a paralegal, sought to convince jurors he acted in self defense when he shot a single...
  • Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

    08/28/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2016 | Benjamin Weiser
    The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench in Federal District Court in Manhattan, it was his only criminal jury trial. He is far from alone. Judge J. Paul Oetken, in half a decade on that bench, has had four criminal trials, including one that was repeated after a jury deadlocked. For Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who has handled some of...
  • Neo-Nazi gets makeover to hide tattoos from jury

    07/25/2016 2:41:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies ^ | July 25, 2016 | DAVID FERRARA
    As potential jurors enter Courtroom 11D at the Regional Justice Center for a robbery trial on Monday, they will not see the teardrop tattooed just below defendant Bayzle Morgan’s right eye. They will not see the swastika within a clover under the 24-year-old’s left eye. Nor will they see the words “Most Wanted” across his forehead. The “Baby Nazi” tattoo on his neck will be hidden, as will the Iron Cross on the back of his bald head, along with two more white supremacist tattoos where his eyebrows should be. In an unusual move, District Judge Richard Scotti has...
  • Vanderbilt football player, Found GUILTY of Orchestrating Gang Rape

    06/18/2016 10:38:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Reporter and Associated Press
    A jury has found a former Vanderbilt football player guilty on all charges for his role in the rape of an unconscious woman. Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty by the jury in Nashville of raping the woman who he was dating at the time in his Vanderbilt dorm room three years ago. The jury took four hours to make their decision and delivered their verdict just after 8.20pm local time. Vandenburg now faces a potential jail sentence of up to 25 years and was taken into custody as soon as the verdicts were read out while his parents began to...
  • Jury denies Gardiner woman seeking money for daughter with cystic fibrosis

    02/16/2016 11:41:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Whitney Bermes Chronicle Staff Writer
    A Gallatin County jury ruled against a Gardiner woman who was seeking money for her daughter born with cystic fibrosis. After about two hours of deliberations, the 12-person jury ruled that Livingston HealthCare nurse Peggy Scanson and Bozeman OBGYN Dr. William Peters did not violate their standard of care with Kerrie Evans. The verdict came on the ninth day of the trial, held before Gallatin County District Judge Mike Salvagni. Evans sued in 2011 after her daughter, now 5, was born with cystic fibrosis. Evans’ attorneys Casey Magan and Russ Waddell argued that during Evans’ pregnancy, Evans had chorionic villus...
  • Hillary Clinton: Above the Law

    01/26/2016 9:14:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    indiegogo ^ | 1/26/16 | Doug Cogan
    This story is based on true events, substantiated by court and official documents, investigative reports, and first-person accounts, some by the Clintons themselves. Throughout her political life, Hillary Clinton has skirted, usurped, obstructed and otherwise existed above the law, both literally and figuratively...until now. With your generous contribution we will bring to the screen; into the court of public opinion, Hillary Clinton: Above the Law; a film which will serve to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her actions. From the producers of HILLARY! UNCENSORED and the authors of The Fraudulent Senator comes a film that finally calls Hillary Clinton to...
  • Film will make viewers jury in 'Hillary trial'

    01/26/2016 8:57:48 PM PST · by Baynative · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 1/26/16 | Art Moore
    From Whitewater to Travelgate to "Bimbo eruptions" to Benghazi and much more, Hillary Clinton has managed to survive scandal, but it's time for the people to serve as her "judge and jury," contend the makers of a new documentary. Now in production and scheduled for release during the general election campaign, "Hillary Clinton; Above the Law" will seek to 'indict and prosecute' Clinton in "the court of public opinion" for alleged crimes and obstruction of justice, including the "biggest case of campaign finance fraud in U.S. history." The producers, led by Douglas Cogan, are raising funds for the documentary through...
  • A Good Juror Candidate in Garland, Texas

    01/22/2016 7:15:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was an unusual shooting in Garland, Texas on 15 January, 2016 .  It involved an old girl friend, a home security system, and a warning phone call.  It seems the homeowner and the person he shot knew each other.  The person had been told to leave the property an hour earlier.  Then the homeowner received a phone call from the person's ex girlfriend, that he was returning, and was a threat. From Tampered home surveillance equipment is the first sign that this was not an ordinary crime. Police say that and a warning phone call is what...