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  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Klinsmann questions catering to stars

    06/05/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist
    ESPN ^ | June 4, 2014 | ESPN Staff
    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann criticized what he sees as an American custom of sports teams catering to star players, in quotes released on Wednesday. Klinsmann, who left star midfielder Landon Donovan off the U.S. World Cup squad last month, singled out the NBA as ignoring his philosophy of favoring a player's future potential over past accomplishments.
  • Kobe Bryant Forced Back Onto Tribal Plantation After Heresy About Trayvon

    04/03/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Donald Joy
    Two years ago, Barack Obama infamously emphasized skin color above all other factors in his remarks about a boiling controversy, saying, “…my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Obama did the same thing again over a year later, immediately after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in that case–barging in front of the cameras for the explicit purpose of emphasizing skin color (instead of character and conduct) regarding issues of crime, justice, and public safety, Obama self-righteously prattled on for over 17 minutes in a...
  • Five Disturbing Observations About Kobe Bryant.

    04/01/2014 1:33:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    Like the rest of the world, I was stunned to hear Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant argue that it was somehow an unecessary burden for a black man to stand in support of the late Trayvon Martin. If anything, the Trayvon Martin case brought black people together in ways that we haven’t seen since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The case was clear cut: Trayvon had no weapon. He wasn’t bothering anybody. He was stalked out and murdered for appearing to look like a “thug.” George Zimmerman is a free man and later showed that he...
  • Kobe Bryant under fire for criticizing Lebron James and Miami Heat for supporting Trayvon Martin...

    03/29/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 29, 2014 | James Nye
    LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been heavily criticized after saying that he didn't think he should necessarily have an opinion on Trayvon Martin's shooting just because he is African American. During an interview for a profile piece in the New Yorker, which will be published on April 4, the 35-year-old said also took the opportunity to pour scorn on Lebron James and the Miami Heat for posting a photo of them wearing hoodies in the aftermath of Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman. Asked about that, Bryant said he took exception to any idea that Africa-Americans should...
  • What Did Kobe Bryant Say About Trayvon Martin that has Liberals Shocked?

    03/27/2014 11:35:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Kobe Bryant, the world-renowned shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, admitted a position that is sure to irk liberals at a time when race relations in America remain incredibly low. At a time when black celebrities and political figures are routinely targeted by the left for any perceived lack of solidarity with leftist causes, Bryant recently sat down with The New Yorker to discuss a wide range of topics and admitted that he refuses to support Trayvon Martin simply because he’s black. According to News One: In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker, Kobe Bryant discussed life,...
  • Kobe Bryant: Najee Ali’s Project Islamic Hope is Coming for You Over Trayvon Comments: Boycott!

    03/27/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    *Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is calling for a boycott of all products that NBA All-star Kobe Bryant endorses. This includes his jerseys, and signature gym shoes. The call for the national boycott is in response to Bryant’s negative comments concerning the Miami Heat’s support of the Trayvon Martin family. In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker. Bryant discussed life and race with Ben McGrath. When McGrath asked Bryant’s opinion on the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity with Martin in the now iconic “hoodie” photo, the LA Lakers star stated: “I won’t react...
  • Kobe Bryant on the Trayvon Martin case: “I won’t react just because I’m African-American”

    03/27/2014 6:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, my headline’s not right. It’s hard to be sure since the New Yorker piece that contains the money quote is behind a reg wall, but I don’t think he’s taking a position on the case. He’s taking a position on people who took a position on the case without having heard both sides. The reporter apparently asked him about this photo specifically: #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice http://t.co/tH6baAVo— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012 To which Bryant replied: “I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense...
  • CO Governor’s Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governor’s office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorado’s prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Stephen A. Smith denies using racial slur while talking about Kobe Bryant, tape says otherwise

    10/25/2012 9:02:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 25, 2012 | Bob Raissman
    Stephen A. Smith’s motor mouth placed him in the eye of controversy Thursday, but the ESPN yakker denied dropping the N-word while discussing Kobe Bryant on “First Take.” On the show, Smith sarcastically pooh-poohed the idea that Bryant would miss the Lakers’ opener because of a foot injury. Listening to a replay of SAS’ commentary provides evidence that he voiced the slur. “Opening night, Kobe Bryant is going to miss it because my foot is sprained? Are you crazy? (N-word) please,” Smith said.
  • Turkey's Quiet Deal Keeps U.S. Close, Israel Not So Far

    10/01/2011 2:29:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2011 | Peter Kenyon
    Turkey's leaders have called Israel the "West's spoiled child," and the "bully" of the eastern Mediterranean. When a Tel Aviv soccer team showed up in Istanbul recently for a match, the welcome was less than warm. In September, Turkey kicked out the Israeli ambassador, suspended military and trade deals and threatened legal and naval action to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. As roars of approval went up around the Arab world, few noticed another announcement quietly slipped in by Ankara: Turkey had signed off on a plan to host an American X-band radar system as part of a...
  • Kobe Bryant Accused Of Injuring Man At Southland Church

    08/16/2011 9:29:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | August 16, 2011
    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant ...grabbed a man’s wrist and cell phone at St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego Sunday. The man claims Bryant thought he had taken pictures of him and his family on his cell phone, but returned the phone after discovering there were no pictures. The alleged victim claims he had to go to the hospital to treat a wrist injury.
  • Kobe Bryant Could Join The NBA Exodus To Turkey This Fall

    07/08/2011 12:46:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2011 | Tony Manfred
    We’ve seen a lot of rumors about NBA players going to play in Europe if the lockout continues into the fall. But this one beats them all. The Turkish team, Besiktas, that reportedly signed Deron Williams now has its eyes on Kobe Bryant. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has the story: [Beskitas coach Ergin] Ataman will travel to the United States with Besiktas management officials next week to trumpet the signing of Williams, and wants to arrange a meeting with Bryant and Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka, he told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday afternoon. “After we signed Deron, we started to...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: sexual contact with chambermaid 'consensual'

    05/17/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 91 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:51PM BST 17 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will admit he had sexual contact with the hotel chambermaid who alleges he attacked her, but insist it was consensual, his lawyers have indicated. The International Monetary Fund chief allegedly locked the maid in his suite at Manhattan's Sofitel on Saturday and forced her to give him oral sex. He was denied $1m bail and is being held at Rikers Island jail. However in a hint at what may become his main line of defence, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said at New York criminal court: "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter". It...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant is fined $100,000 by NBA for anti-gay slur to referee

    04/13/2011 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 13 April 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday and criticized by numerous gay-rights groups for directing an anti-gay slur at referee Bennie Adams during a game Tuesday against San Antonio. Bryant was irritated after he was called for an offensive foul and received his 15th technical of the season during the game. He punched a chair on the Lakers' bench before he sat, threw down a towel and yelled "Bennie!" before muttering a curse word followed by the word "faggot." His outburst was captured on TV and prompted TNT analyst Steve Kerr to immediately say, "You...
  • Lakers' Kobe fined $100K for gay slur

    04/13/2011 5:45:53 PM PDT · by workerbee · 43 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/13/11 | AP
    The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 on Wednesday for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call. NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a swift disciplinary ruling after the Los Angeles Lakers' five-time NBA champion guard cursed and used the homophobic slur when referee Bennie Adams called a technical foul on him Tuesday night in the third quarter of a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. ''Kobe Bryant's comment during last night's game was offensive and inexcusable,'' Stern said. ''While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. ......
  • "Armenians denounce Kobe Bryant deal with Turkish Airlines"

    12/21/2010 9:19:01 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies · 2+ views
    cnn ^ | 12202010 | Ivan Watson
    "Turkish Deal Will Make Kobe the Face of Oppression and Injustice" and "Kobe Bryant's Direct Flight to Inhumanity," announced the website of the Armenian Youth Federation. WHAT ABOUT THE GENOCIDE? TURKS MURDERED ARMENIANS AND TRIED TO WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET?
  • Kobe Bryant's Turkish Airlines Endorsement Angers Armenians

    12/16/2010 4:03:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 65 replies
    MyFoxLA ^ | Dec. 16, 2010 | Rick Lozano
    Armenian Americans -- many right here in the Los Angeles area -- are calling Kobe Bryant's endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines "Kobe's direct flight to inhumanity." The Armenian Youth Federation says it's considering protests at Staples Center if Bryant doesn't back down or at least issue some type of statement recognizing the Armenian Genocide, when approximately 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were killed. Bryant has talked about the endorsement deal, telling CNBC, "I've never been to Turkey, but all the guys on the team who have been keep saying (that) it's one of the hottest places to go....
  • Kobe Bryant's wrong 'Duty' message (upset about Bryant with a weapon in Call of Duty Commercial)

    11/18/2010 2:13:59 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/16/2010 | Tim Keown
    [...] And then last week, he went home and was watching a game when a new commercial for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" came on his television. Seen through Walker's eyes, the content was bad enough. A woman in high heels, a hotel concierge, a guy in a fast-food worker's outfit -- they're all shooting automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in an urban warfare setting. He was already disgusted, but about halfway through the spot, Walker did a double take: Wait! Wasn't that Kobe Bryant? Seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on...
  • Kobe Bryant Settles Dog Poop Case with Maid

    04/22/2010 11:13:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 780+ views
    tmz ^ | Apr 22nd 2010
    We will never know if Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, really did order the maid to pull the price tag from a blouse out of a trash bag filled with dog feces -- because the case has settled. TMZ broke the story that Kobe and Vanessa were sued by Maria Jimenez, who claimed Vanessa was beyond abusive, calling her "lazy, slow, dumb, a f***ing liar, and f***ing sh-t." Kobe and Vanessa denied the allegations by their former maid, but now the case has settled out of court.
  • Obama to Kobe, Lakers fans: Michael Jordan is the greatest!

    07/04/2009 10:42:56 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 23 replies · 1,036+ views
    Los Angeles Times / Blogs ^ | July 3, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    Noted Chicagoan and basketballophile Barack Obama appears to be writing off the California vote in 2012, at least the basketball fans around Los Angeles. In a pre-holiday interview with the Associated Press, Obama was asked who was the better player -- six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan or four-time champion Kobe Bryant? Without even a moment's hesitation, the ex-senator from Illinois blurted out, "Oh, Michael!" Then, apparently realizing what he'd just said and the profound impact on any 2012 election, the new president hastened to add: "I mean, Kobe's terrific. Don't get me wrong. But I haven't seen anybody match up...
  • For Bryant, Much Debate but No Rival

    06/02/2009 12:46:32 PM PDT · by kellynla · 31 replies · 529+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 3, 2009 | HOWARD BECK
    The puppets are still prattling away, carrying on like a modern-day, foam-and-wires odd couple. The presumptuously named Great Debate is still thriving, too. The rivalry between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James has never been more heated, at least in the alternate universe created by advertisers who were banking on a certain N.B.A. finals showdown. Except that the real-life LeBron and his Cleveland Cavaliers just got bounced from the playoffs, and it will be the Orlando Magic that faces Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers for the championship. The real-life Kobe stands alone, which is arguably where he has always been. A rival?...
  • Kobe Bryant Schools Liberal NBC Announcer On Patriotism

    08/16/2008 5:48:04 PM PDT · by decimon · 40 replies · 234+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    It's pretty moving to watch a pampered professional jock show more patriotism than the Democratic candidate for president, more pride in his country than the democratic candidate's wife, and more awareness of this country's opportunities than a liberal NBC announcer. < > Kobe: Well, you know it’s just our country, it’s... we believe is the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say "You know what? Our country is the best!" < >
  • Who are the top five players in the NBA as of March 11, 2008

    03/11/2008 11:48:54 PM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 298+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | March 11, 2008 | Self
    My top five (listed in alphabetical order) Tim Duncan Kevin Garnett Lebron James Kobe Bryant Chris Paul
  • Kobe Bryant: I wouldn't mind being Jewish

    03/28/2006 6:17:33 AM PST · by BlueSky194 · 22 replies · 1,208+ views
    www.jpost.com ^ | 3/27/06 | AARON KAPLOWITZ
    Plenty of interesting and shocking words have been spoken in the visitors' locker room at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston during the 2005/06 NBA season, but nothing compares to Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant telling a handful of reporters, "I wouldn't mind being Jewish. I wouldn't mind. Really." Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer at 34.8 points per game, was fielding questions from a television reporter on camera about the dearth of Jewish athletes in professional sports. The basketball star, however, was skeptical. "Not too many Jews in professional sports? Hmmm," Bryant said. "That sounds kind of weird to me....
  • Bryant's act isn't leading to a title

    01/25/2006 11:11:45 AM PST · by JZelle · 11 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-06 | TOM KNOTT
    So much for the X-rated goings-on with the shaky woman from Colorado, chasing Shaquille O'Neal to Miami, accusing Karl Malone of trying to hit on his wife and leading the Lakers to an awe-inspiring record of 34-48 last season. Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in a game, and it is all good. No, it is better than all good. It is nirvana. It also is surreal, whatever the definition of surreal is.
  • Prosecutors Seek Men Named In Skakel Case

    11/02/2005 6:45:29 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 9 replies · 525+ views
    TheDay.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2005 | John Christoffersen & AP
    Stamford — Prosecutors who won a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel want his attorneys to identify two men implicated in the murder by a cousin of basketball star Kobe Bryant. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is seeking a new trial based on a claim by Gitano “Tony” Bryant that two of his friends killed Martha Moxley in 1975. Prosecutors are seeking the identity and whereabouts of the two men, identified only as “A” and “B” in court papers, so they can respond to the claim and prepare their case. “Moreover, it is against the interests of justice...
  • Bryant back in Nike ads two years after arrest

    07/12/2005 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2005 | ap
    DENVER (AP) -- Nike is using photos of Kobe Bryant for the first time since his arrest two years ago for an alleged assault on a female employee at a Colorado resort. ``Nike agrees with most NBA observers that Kobe ranks among the very best players in the NBA, and his training and preparation are key elements of his game,'' said Nike spokesman Rodney Knox. The ads appear in Sports Illustrated. His name appeared in an ad earlier this year. Prosecutors dismissed a rape charge against Bryant last September after his alleged victim refused to go ahead with the case....
  • KOBE BRYANT LEAPS BACK IN NEW NIKE PROMOTION (merely recreational sexual assault---no big deal)

    07/08/2005 3:07:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 87 replies · 2,229+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 8, 2005 | BILL HOFFMANN
    Two years after his arrest on a sexual assault charge, Kobe Bryant has leaped back into the endorsement game....featured in a two-page Nike advertisement in the new issue of Sports Illustrated. It's the first time the hoops legend has been seen in any ads since his bust in July 2003 stemming from the alleged attack on a 19-year-old Colorado hotel employee......Kobe admitted he'd had sex with the teen, but insisted it was consensual. But the lurid allegations had all of Kobe's endorsement deals being pulled, which cost him millions of dollars. The sex charge was dropped last September after his...
  • Report: Kobe Bryant Settles Civil Case

    03/01/2005 10:36:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 95 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Kobe Bryant civil case has been settled, ABC News reported Tuesday. ABC News said the Los Angeles Lakers star has reached a settlement with the woman who had accused him of rape. The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed. Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Bryant last year, then his accuser filed a civil lawsuit. Bryant was expected at a deposition last Friday in the case but it was canceled. It would have been the first time Bryant would have answered questions under oath. That deposition did not take place and that led to speculation a settlement might...
  • Kobe Vs. Shaq on ABC SPORTS (Live Thread)

    12/25/2004 12:22:46 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 67 replies · 1,841+ views
    12/25/04 | me
    Post your comments here....
  • Impressions of accuser conflict

    10/12/2004 2:36:30 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 254+ views
    USA Today ^ | 10/11/2004 | By Tom Kenworthy and Patrick O'Driscoll
    <p>Two witnesses who saw Kobe Bryant's accuser shortly after her encounter with the NBA basketball star last year drew sharply different impressions of her emotional state, according to files released by the prosecutor.</p> <p>The young woman's supervisor at a mountain resort near Vail described her as "bubbly" and having "a big smile on her face" after the encounter in which she claimed Bryant had raped her. But a bellman at the hotel, a friend of the woman, told his father she was "crying uncontrollably, shaking, near hysteria."</p>
  • BRYANT'S ACCUSER EIGHT WEEKS PREGNANT! Boyfriend is infected with Hepatitis C.

    09/25/2004 2:53:39 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 282 replies · 8,867+ views
    FOXNEWS | 9/25/2004 | FOXNEWS
    His name is Eric Strobel. Rita Cosby is talking about it now.
  • Geneva Says, 'I Quit'

    09/20/2004 11:38:10 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 7 replies · 1,982+ views
    http://rmaly.blogspot.com/ ^ | 09/18/2004 | Ron Maly
    Geneva Says, ‘I Quit’ Poynter Online is a website for news people that says it’s “everything you need to be a better journalist.” Well, our old friend Geneva Overholser, who always wants to be a better journalist, has a big-time issue with Poynter Online. In the event you’ve forgotten who Overholser is, let me refresh your memory. She made some news herself when she was editor at the local paper a few years ago. While Overholser was editor, the managing editor was Dave Westphal, Westphal had been one of the sports editors with whom I worked in my earlier writing...
  • Research Shows False Accusations of Rape Common

    09/18/2004 11:16:37 PM PDT · by dsc · 3 replies · 293+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | Sep 15, 2004 | By Marc Angelucci and Glenn Sacks
    Despite its many painful and unseemly aspects, the Kobe Bryant rape case and the media storm surrounding it have drawn attention to a severely neglected problem: false rape accusations. In her recent Daily Journal column, high profile feminist professor Wendy Murphy dismisses the problem of false accusations as an "ugly myth," and calls for "boiling rage" activism to address what she perceives as the anti-woman bias of the criminal justice system. Like many victims' advocates, Murphy cannot seem to fathom the possibility that Bryant could be innocent. However, research shows that false allegations of rape are frighteningly common. According to...
  • Bryant cooperative, inconsistent when questioned (Kobe transcript shown, explicit)

    09/16/2004 11:13:38 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 14 replies · 542+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | 9/16/04 | Randy Wyrick
    EAGLE COUNTY - Kobe Bryant was cooperative with the sheriff's investigators who questioned him the night after an Eagle woman said he had raped her, although he gave them sometimes conflicting answers. "Ask me what, ask me something, ask me anything," Bryant said, according to a transcript and recording mailed anonymously to the Vail Daily this week. Bryant's first reaction to questions about having sex with his alleged victim was a denial, which Eagle County Sheriff's Detective Doug Winters would later say was one reason he didn't completely believe Bryant's version of events the night of June 30, 2003. Winters:...
  • Kobe walks...Proves my point: You get all the Justice you can afford

    09/02/2004 3:08:52 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 102 replies · 874+ views
    many | 9-2-04 | Mikey_1962
    Once again we have seen that you get all the Justice you can afford. On one hand I am outraged because I know that those who are no guilty but broke (or have the normal debts we ALL do) are screwed. If you have a Public Defender, well get your affairs in order and get ready to do some time... but ifyou have unlimited funds...fagettaboutit... On the other hand this is how we ration things in the USA...buy income. You get all the house you can afford. You get all the healthcare you can afford. You get all the Justice...
  • Will dismissal be for good?

    09/01/2004 5:00:23 PM PDT · by sharktrager · 11 replies · 584+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 9/1/04 | Wire Reports
    Kobe Bryant's legal drama may soon be over.ABC News is reporting Wednesday afternoon that the prosecution in the Bryant case will ask the judge later in the day to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning the case cannot ever be brought back for trial. According to the report, the accuser has told prosecutors she is no longer willing to testify. The trial is set to resume at 7:45 p.m. ET. A news conference, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, was not held. NBC News was reporting that the request for dismissal would be without prejudice, meaning a future trial would...
  • Prosecutor in Kobe Bryant case asking for dismissal

    09/01/2004 1:44:39 PM PDT · by Carling · 323 replies · 8,101+ views
    ABC Radio
    Prosecution will file motion to dismiss case.
  • Prosecutors to File for Dismissal of Rape Charge against Kobe Bryant(Fox News)

    09/01/2004 4:28:56 PM PDT · by kellynla · 69 replies · 1,180+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 9/1/2004 | FOX NEWS
    Awaiting a press conference. D.A. to file for dismissal of rape charge against Kobe Bryant.
  • Rape Counselors See Their Work Altered by Issues in Bryant Case

    08/21/2004 6:04:01 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 54 replies · 946+ views
    NY Times ^ | Aug 22, 2004 | KIRK JOHNSON
    Kevin Moloney for The New York Times Dr. Sheri Vanino, director of victim services for a Denver assault counseling program, meeting with a client. DENVER, Aug. 17 - A few months ago, a young woman walked into the office of the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, like so many women before her, to describe how she had been assaulted and to ask for help. But what she ended up talking about was Kobe Bryant. Not the law or the criminal sexual assault case against Mr. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, or even his guilt or innocence, said...
  • Bryant's Final Pretrial Hearing Monday

    08/15/2004 1:51:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 256+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/04 | AP
    DENVER - With Kobe Bryant's sexual assault trial scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, speculation is mounting that prosecutors are looking for a way to dismiss the charge after suffering a series of setbacks. The NBA star is due in court Monday in Eagle, his final court appearance before jury selection begins on Aug. 27. But events of the past two weeks suggest prosecutors might be seeking an avenue to dismiss the charge with minimal embarrassment, legal experts said. "We have too many things happening in this case that we just don't normally have," said Larry Pozner, former...
  • Bryant Defense Expert Points to DNA from 'Mr. X'

    08/03/2004 5:39:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 823+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/3/04 | Dan Whitcomb/Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Key DNA evidence shows that the 20-year-old woman who accuses Kobe Bryant (news) of rape had sex with another man in the hours after her encounter with the Los Angeles Lakers star, a defense expert has testified. The expert also rejected a prosecution theory that the DNA -- found on swabs from the woman's inner thighs, vagina and cervix -- ended up there only because the young woman put on a pair of previously worn panties. The testimony by DNA expert Elizabeth Johnson came during a closed-door courtroom hearing in Colorado in June but was kept...
  • Kobe Bryant Judge Apologizes for Mistakes

    07/30/2004 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 7 replies · 572+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/30/2004 | Jon Sarche
    EAGLE, Colo. - With the parents of the alleged victim in the courtroom, the judge in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case apologized Friday for court mistakes that led to the release of sealed information. During the brief public hearing, District Judge Terry Ruckriegle told the parents he would treat the mistakes as a learning experience. "For all of those who come through these doors, victims and defendants alike, whose names are never known and never sought, I can only assure you I have learned lessons from these mistakes, and that we will give our best human effort not to...
  • Sealed filing on evidence in Kobe case released (NEW!!)

    07/28/2004 3:48:33 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 66 replies · 1,404+ views
    FOXSports.com ^ | 7/28/2004 | Jon Sarche
    DENVER (AP) - Swabs taken from Kobe Bryant during a hospital exam found DNA from the NBA star and the woman accusing him of rape, but none from an unidentified person whose DNA showed up on other evidence in the case, the judge said in a sealed filing mistakenly posted Wednesday on a court Web site. The defense wants to present the DNA evidence from Bryant's hospital exam to jurors. In the sealed filing, District Judge Terry Ruckriegle said the prosecution does not intend to introduce that evidence. The filing orders both sides to come up with an agreement by...
  • Kobe Bryant's accuser's "post-assault" sexual history to be admitted in Court!

    07/23/2004 3:32:50 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 336 replies · 3,948+ views
    FOXNEWS | 7/23/2004
    While her previous sexual history will not be admitted, the judge has just ruled that any post-KB-sexual activity WILL be admitted.
  • Kobe re-signs with Lakers, spurns Clippers

    07/15/2004 1:09:41 PM PDT · by johnfrink · 81 replies · 973+ views
    ESPN ^ | July 15, 2004 | staff
    The Lakers still have half of their superstar duo. Kobe Bryant agreed to stay with the Lakers on Thursday, spurning an offer from the Clippers, it was announced. The Lakers will hold a 9 p.m. ET news conference to announce the move. Bryant will be present for the news conference. League sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that Bryant informed Clippers owner Donald Sterling and general manager Elgin Baylor of his decision in a phone call this afternoon. The decision came one day after the Lakers traded Shaquille O'Neal to the Heat for three players and a draft pick. On Wednesday,...
  • Kobe judge bars use of term 'victim' at trial

    06/01/2004 1:07:56 PM PDT · by johnfrink · 223 replies · 222+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2004 | staff
    Prosecutors, witnesses and other participants in Kobe Bryant's trial will be prohibited from using the term "victim" to describe the woman accusing the NBA star of rape. In a ruling made public Tuesday, state District Judge Terry Ruckriegle said he agreed with Bryant's lawyers that the term implies guilt. "Its use under these circumstances could improperly suggest that a crime had been committed such that the presumption of innocence might be jeopardized," Ruckriegle said. He said the 19-year-old woman must be referred to by name at trial and as a "person" in jury instructions. Bryant's attorneys had also asked the...
  • Lab Results Counter Bryant Accuser's Story

    05/26/2004 6:12:52 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 242 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/04 | Reuters
    Crime laboratory evidence shows the 19-year-old woman who has accused Kobe Bryant (news) of rape had consensual sex with another man hours after she said the basketball star raped her, MSNBC reported on Wednesday.
  • Colorado Supreme Court Denies Kobe Bryant Accuser Protection From CO Rape Shield Law

    03/11/2004 1:41:10 PM PST · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 49 replies · 695+ views
    State of Colorado ^ | 3/11/2004 | Supreme Court of Colorado
    Colorado Supreme Court Denies Kobe Bryant Accuser Protection From CO Rape Shield LawThe Colorado Supreme Court today denied a petition (citing Colorado's rape shield law) for relief of the accuser to testify in hearings scheduled March 24 and 25 in Eagle, Colorado in the Kobe Bryant rape case. The courts ruling (en Banc) denied a prosecution request to limit questioning the women about her sexual history to a 72-hour timeframe in days surrounding the accused rape. The ruling will allow the Bryant defense team to ask questions about the accusers lifetime of sexual activity. The Petititon: http://www.courts.state.co.us/exec/media/eagle/03-04/sc_car21_relief.pdf The Denial of...