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  • Bill Cosby: No plea bargain for 'not guilty' entertainer, lawyer says

    12/31/2015 6:39:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/31/15
    Bill Cosby's lawyer says the entertainer will not consider a plea bargain on charges he sexually assaulted a woman in 2004 after giving her drugs and alcohol. Lawyer Monique Pressley, speaking on NBC's Today Show, also accused the district attorney's office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, of playing "political football" with Cosby by making the case a focal point in a recent election. Asked if the defence was open to a plea agreement, Ms Pressley replied: "My client is not guilty, and there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement."
  • 1939 letter found, plea to FDR to save Jewish kids

    05/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/18/14 | Staff
    Last month, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon told the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a stockbroker in London who saved 669 Czech children-- most of them Jewish--from the Nazis during WWII. England took in almost all of the 669 children. Winton, now 104 years old, told 60 Minutes he had made a desperate plea for help to the United States back in 1939. He said he had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, describing the plight of the Czech children and asking that America grant refuge to a number of them. "But the Americans wouldn´t take any,
  • Kerry makes emotional plea for intervention in Syria

    08/30/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/30/13 | Neil Munro
    White House officials ratcheted up the rhetoric to unprecedented levels Friday as they try to rally international and public support for an airstrike in Syria, following rebuffs by friendly foreign governments and polls showing public skepticism over any intervention. But Secretary of State John Kerry also hinted that the potential strike may be postponed for some time. “President Obama will ensure that the United States of America makes our own decisions on our own timelines, based on our values and our interests,” he said. The statement mixed calls for international solidarity with declarations that the U.S. would decide its own...
  • NPR show in plea for GOP guests

    05/03/2013 5:08:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/3/13 | PATRICK GAVIN
    NPR’s popular “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” trivia show gets its fair share of big name political guests (Bill Clinton called in once, for example), but host Peter Sagal knows that there’s a specific shortage he’d like to fill: Republicans. Asked by Vulture, “Is there a dream guest for you? Someone you’ve been trying to get that you think you never will?” Sagal responded, “I would love to get more Republicans on the show.” "One of the things I really envy about Jon Stewart is how many times he’s able to get Republicans on his show. And that’s to his...
  • Bombing Suspect Could Get Plea Deal, Avoid Death Penalty

    04/30/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/30/13 | Paul Scicchitano
    NBC News is reporting that attorneys for accused Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are discussing a possible deal in which federal prosecutors might consider waiving the death penalty in exchange for a “full accounting” of the attack that left three people dead and 264 people injured. Citing legal sources, correspondent Pete Williams reported on “NBC Nightly News” that prosecutors and lawyers for Tsarnaev “have begun very early discussions about a possible deal in which he could avoid the death penalty in return for a full accounting to the FBI of what happened and why as investigators continue working to...
  • Help My Child's Homeschool Group Win a Playground

    04/13/2013 10:30:44 PM PDT · by Washi · 8 replies
    CPRI Playground Giveaway ^ | 4/13/2013 | Self
    Hi Freepers. I know that there are a lot of other homeschoolers and homeschool supporters here, so this is a shameless plea to ask for your help in Freeping a vote in order to help my 6 year old child's homeschool enrichment group win a playground. His group is currently in a tight race for first place. If you feel so inclined, I'd appreciate it if you'd go follow the steps below to help his homeschool group out. To Enter: 1. Go to http://woobox.com/6j2kie 2. Like the page (sorry, this requires a Facebook account) 3. Click on Vote (This is...
  • Enron's Jeff Skilling could get early release from prison

    04/04/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 4/4/13
    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant's epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed by his attorneys and the Justice Department, CNBC has learned. Skilling, who was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading, has served just over six years. It is not clear how much his sentence would be shortened under the deal.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal In Federal Probe

    02/08/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by bigbob · 61 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 2-8-13 | Mary Ann Ahren
    It’s been nearly three months since Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, but now NBC News confirms that Jackson has signed papers in a plea deal within the past several days. Jackson’s case is being handled by the US Attorney’s office in Washington DC. While no public announcement is expected today, those with knowledge of the investigation believe the loose ends now deal with Jackson’s wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, and whether or not she is ultimately charged. Under the terms of the deal Jackson signed, he pleads guilty and his fate – as to jail time – would be...
  • Pending Jesse Jackson Jr. plea deal includes ‘significant jail time,’ source says

    02/07/2013 4:24:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse. Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Sneed source close to the probe. “But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added. Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse...
  • Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks (with jail time) reported

    11/13/2012 2:43:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks reportedBy Pete Kasperowicz - 11/12/12 03:28 PM ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Monday said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should address his constituents and explain whether he'll be able to work as a member of the House next year. "With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session," Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. "I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions." Emanuel's remarks come after reports last weekend said that Jackson is negotiating...
  • Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System

    03/12/2012 4:12:39 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Published: March 10, 2012 | MICHELLE ALEXANDER
    More than 90 percent of criminal cases are never tried before a jury. AFTER years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse to play the game, to refuse to plea out? What if they all insisted on their Sixth Amendment right to trial? Couldn’t we bring the whole system to a halt just like that?” ... I was stunned by Susan’s...
  • Taking on the union freebies (Group suing public employee union)

    12/08/2011 10:22:12 AM PST · by inkling · 4 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | December 7, 2011 | Clint Bolick
    In September, my colleague Mark Flatten released an investigative report showing that Phoenix and other Arizona cities spend millions of dollars every year to pay employees to perform union work on city time. Less than three months later, we are going to court on behalf of Phoenix taxpayers to put an end to the practice of union “release time.” Our case takes on the city’s contract with the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), which provides an estimated $900,000 in annual release time for police union work, including lobbying. The provisions take six full-time officers off the streets – giving them...
  • Report: Sandusky lawyer says plea deal possible

    12/01/2011 5:39:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 12/01/11
    Report: Sandusky lawyer says plea deal possibleUpdated at 08:15 AM today HARRISBURG, Pa. - December 1, 2011 (WPVI) -- The lawyer for former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky told a newspaper a guilty plea may have to be considered. **SNIP** "That could happen if more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes fighting against more than the original allegations might be a real uphill battle," Amendola said. This reports comes one day after a man identified only as John Doe contended in a lawsuit that Sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times and threatened...
  • Occupy Calgary protesters post plea for toiletries and condoms

    10/18/2011 10:22:34 AM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 41 replies
    http://www.calgarysun.com/home ^ | October 17, 2011 | Calgary Sun
    Occupy Calgary protesters entrenched in Olympic Plaza have put out a call for donations from the public, asking for medical supplies, toiletries and condoms. The group, which expanded from its city-granted camp on St. Patrick’s Island following a Saturday protest at Bankers Hall, posted the plea for supplies on Facebook as city officials kept a close watch on the latest annexation of public property. Donations from the public have been coming in for the movement, which organizers say will be used to buy supplies such as food, but a plea has also been posted on Facebook for condoms, antibiotic ointment,...
  • OH woman sentenced in skimpy Easter outfit killing

    11/10/2010 8:55:01 AM PST · by tlb · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/10/2010 | staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio woman who police say shot a relative to death amid a dispute over a skimpy Easter outfit has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Forty-two-year-old Evelyn Burgess pleaded guilty in Columbus Tuesday to murder in the April 4 death of 19-year-old Danielle Pickens, a cousin. Pickens wore jeans shorts to Burgess' home for Easter dinner. Prosecutors say Burgess became upset thinking the shorts were too short and that her husband was looking at them.
  • Obama makes a desperate plea to voters

    10/28/2010 10:14:12 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 27th 2010 | Tyson Bam
    At the link. An animated Obama makes a desperate plea to voters in lieu of the coming election. Please like me....
  • Alan Grayson Lies to DUers in Plea for Donations

    10/12/2010 6:13:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how desperate is Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson to get re-elected now that even liberals such as Contessa Brewer have questioned both his credibility and ethics? So desperate that Grayson is now pleading for donations at the Democratic Undergound. And in keeping with his normal operating procedure, Grayson accompanied his donation plea with a flat out lie. Here is Grayson making his pitch to the DUers with his lie highlighted: On Friday, the DC newspaper "Politico" reported that: (a) "conservative outside groups" have now spent over $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and (b) the total against me will reach...
  • Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion

    09/14/2010 8:39:05 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 14, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion Hyannis, MA -- Massachusetts-based abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter on Monday in relation to his killing 22-year-old Laura Smith in a failed abortion. The plea in court from Osathanondh came on the third anniversary of Smith's death. http://LifeNews.com/state5453.html
  • Imam leaves United States under plea deal in terror case

    07/05/2010 10:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 7/5/10 | Susan Candiotti
    (CNN) -- A New York imam who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents as they investigated an alleged terror plot left the United States on Monday as part of his plea deal, a government spokesman and the imam's attorney told CNN. Imam Ahmad Afzali and his wife left on a 2 p.m. flight to live in Saudi Arabia, said Afzali's attorney, Ron Kuby. A government spokesman confirmed Afzali's departure. After his guilty plea earlier this year for lying to federal agents in the case involving Najibullah Zazi's alleged subway bombing plan in New York City, Afzali had 90 days...
  • Bernie's funda-mental defense

    12/30/2008 12:30:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Bernie's funda-mental defense Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:34 AM If you thought Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion investment scheme was audacious, get ready for his alibi. Lawyers for the accused scammer are exploring an insanity defense, we hear. “Bernie’s family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break,” says a Madoff acquaintance. “They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder.” Madoff’s grip on reality does show signs of slipping. The 70-year-old financier, now a prisoner of his East Side penthouse, wore a weird smile when he was photographed shortly after his Dec....