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  • A False Conviction Is Overturned, but the System That Allowed It Remains

    09/10/2016 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 September 2016 | Jim Dwyer
    Here is the case of a missing paragraph that turned into a trap door that dropped a man into prison. The paragraph vanished from a police report in a Brooklyn criminal case, but essential information has been hidden from people accused of crimes in courthouses across the country. Even though failing to share exculpatory information is among the most serious breaches of ethics and law for the police and prosecutors, there is little personal or institutional accountability for such tactics. In 2010, to convict a man named Wayne Martin of killing two people during a stickup of a Brooklyn tire...
  • Prosecution trend: After fatal OD, dealer charged with death

    08/15/2016 6:58:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15,2016 | AP
    <p>LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — He knew he was in trouble even before he read the text message: "Did u hear what hapnd 2 ed?"</p> <p>Ed Martin III had been found dead in the bathroom of a convenience store. He'd mainlined fentanyl, an opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin.</p>
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you think Hillary Clinton should be criminally prosecuted?)

    07/05/2016 2:07:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 47 replies ^ | 7-4-16 | ABC8
    Do you think Hillary Clinton should be criminally prosecuted for her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State? Yes No Undecided
  • California senate refuses to take up bill to prosecute climate change 'deniers'

    06/03/2016 9:03:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Despite being approved by two committees, a bill that would have criminalized opposition to climate change died in the California senate. The bill would have targeted fossil fuel companies, think tanks, and individuals who, in the eyes of prosecutors, “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.”Washington Times: The measure, which cleared two Senate committees, provided a four-year window in the statute of limitations on violations of the state’s Unfair Competition Law, allowing legal action to be brought until Jan. 1 on charges of climate change “fraud” extending back indefinitely. “This bill explicitly authorizes district attorneys and...
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 6:59:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/5/2016 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails.
  • Trump Campaign Manager Will Not Be Prosecuted

    04/13/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by The Continental Op · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/13/16 | Hadas Gold
    As expected, sources say that there will be no prosecution of Donald Trump's campaign manager for touching the arm of a female reporter. It is expected that the decision declining prosecution will be announced tomorrow by the Florida prosecutor's office.. FOX is reporting the same thing. Read article here:
  • The Prosecution of Hillary Clinton

    04/12/2016 9:22:49 AM PDT · by henkster · 70 replies
    As a former prosecutor and now defense attorney, I’ve had a number of thoughts about Clinton’s case, which mostly deal with tactics and logistics and not so much with the actual evidence itself. For these thoughts, I put myself in the shoes of the U.S. Attorney who gets this case dumped in his lap. What, exactly, are you dealing with? 1. Your defendant, thanks to the very graft machine you are expected to prosecute, will have access to almost unlimited financial resources. Unless the FBI has identified all the shady “shell corporations” where Hillary has hidden her money, and you...
  • Prosecuting climate 'deception' could soon get easier

    03/31/2016 3:22:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 03/30/2016 | Jay Baggett
    Given the dire warnings over the threat of global warming, it would be reasonable to expect nearly two decades without a rise in average global temperature to be cause for celebration. Not so. Instead, it’s a call for more punishing legislation. WND reported last September efforts by some two-dozen scientists with major U.S. universities to convince President Obama to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act – RICO – to prosecute opponents who deny mankind is causing catastrophic changes in the climate. Now, a California state senator is proposing a law that would make climate “deception” prosecutable for 30...
  • 'The prosecutor has no evidence against the soldier'

    03/30/2016 1:21:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16
    Attorney Ilan Katz, who is heading the defense team for the soldier who last Thursday shot a wounded terrorist in Hevron, said on Wednesday that the soldier's lawyers will not agree to him being stood on trial for homicide. In the incident, the soldier was filmed by an Arab activist for the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem shooting a terrorist, who minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. The soldier has argued he shot the terrorist over concerns he was moving to detonate a bomb belt that was thought to be hidden under his unseasonable coat. That...
  • Donald Trump kind of sort of promises to prosecute Hillary Clinton

    02/23/2016 2:13:32 PM PST · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 23, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Donald Trump appeared on the Sean Hannity Show the night before the Republican Nevada Caucus and made a campaign promise that should endear him to a lot of people, but make him a few enemies. Trump suggested that, were the people of America to allow him to serve as president, he would look into prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her various alleged crimes surrounding the unsecured email server.
  • How Gun Laws are Really Enforced Against Criminals (Democrat edition)

    02/14/2016 8:31:28 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | murphy
    In Detroit, home of all things Democrat, we have State Senator Virgil Smith finally getting his comeuppance....well sort of. Smith, for those of you who don't recall, is the long-time Democrat politician from Detroit who, when confronted by his ex-wife regarding a naked woman that she found in his house when she stopped by shortly after the divorce, chose to beat her with his fists, chase her out of the house with an AR-15 rifle, fire several shots at her, and then fire several more into her brand new Mercedes. Cop report: Naked Smith fought ex-wife before shooting Felony city,...
  • Page and McLaughlin: The FBI Will Recommend Prosecution For Hillary

    01/23/2016 1:22:04 PM PST · by libstripper · 75 replies ^ | Jan. 23, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page and “McLaughlin Group” host John McLaughlin predicted the FBI will recommend Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face prosecution for mishandling classified information on Friday.
  • Petraeus Prosecuted -- Why not Hillary?

    01/23/2016 7:31:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2016 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    In was an interesting coincidence that as the Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III was writing to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, among others, that Hillary Clinton had above-top-secret SAP (Special Access Programs)  information on her private email server, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Daily Beast reports, is preparing to demote Gen. David Petraeus, former CENTCOM commander and CIA chief for mishandling similar SAP information while in uniform. The cases are almost identical, but Petraeus admitted his crime, apologized for it and paid a fine. Now the man who is arguably the most significant...
  • Trump Hints at Hillary Prosecution if "Republican gets in" (observation from watching Reno Rally)

    01/10/2016 4:16:19 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Starting at the 20:40 mark She should never be allowed to run because what she did is totally illegal, totally illegal. General Petraeus and many others have suffered greatly because of doing 5% of what she did. Now, the only question is are they going to give her a pass because of the fact that the democrats control the process. And I think if they do that I thinks it`s going to be actually very bad from an election standpoint for her And you know honestly if a Republican gets in they`re going to end up doing something anyway because...
  • The Case for Civil Disobedience in Oregon: Vindictive Government Prosecution

    01/05/2016 8:11:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2016 | David French
    Watching the news yesterday, a person could be forgiven for thinking that a small group of Americans had literally lost their minds. Militias are marching through Oregon on behalf of convicted arsonists? A small band of armed men has taken over a federal building? The story practically writes itself. Or does it? Deranged militiamen spoiling for a fight against the federal government make for good copy, but what if they're right? What if the government viciously and unjustly prosecuted a rancher family so as to drive them from their land? Then protest, including civil disobedience, would be not just...
  • Feds Send Man to Jail for Overfishing as 6,000 Drug Convicts are Freed

    11/02/2015 5:51:59 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 02, 2015
    These are embarrassing times for the nation's criminal justice system; as the Obama administration executes the nation's largest mass release of federal prisoners, it's sending a Long Island fisherman to jail for reeling in too many... Back in 2010 resident Obama signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made...
  • As feds reduce sentences for drug dealers, NY fisherman gets jail time for too many flounder

    11/04/2015 3:50:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | November 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The residents of Long Island can rest easier in their beds knowing that another dangerous criminal has been taken out of commission thanks to the diligent work of the Justice Department. Anthony Joseph has finally been brought to justice and won’t plague the coastal residents any longer. What was the nature of his crime spree? He failed to properly report the correct number of flounder that he caught on his fishing boat, and for that he’s heading off to jail, spending years on probation and facing more than a half million dollars in fines. Anthony Joseph, a commercial fisherman from...
  • DOJ Will Seek to Prosecute Individuals for Their Role in the (2008) Crisis

    10/25/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    DS News ^ | 10/26/2015 | DS News
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo on Thursday containing new guidelines stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individual employees, and not just their companies, for their role in precipitating the financial crisis in 2008. Many have wondered why the DOJ has not previously made the prosecution of these individuals a priority while the Department has entered into multi-billion dollar settlements with the nation's largest banks in the last two years.
  • John Doe reform bill moves to Assembly (WI)

    08/20/2015 11:39:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A bill that would reform Wisconsin’s controversial John Doe procedure – a grand jury-like procedure used to hound Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies for years – is now headed to the Assembly floor. Assembly Bill 68 passed Thursday in an executive session of the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. The bill’s authors, state Rep. David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, and Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, said the committee’s vote is an important step toward “ensuring the John Doe statute isn’t abused going forward.” AB 68 was inspired in large part by lengthy campaign-finance probes launched by Milwaukee County...
  • Congress Accuses EPA Chief Of Lying, Mentions Criminal Prosecution

    08/14/2015 7:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 8/14/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    “Providing false or misleading testimony to Congress is a serious matter,” House Republicans wrote to McCarthy, accusing her of making false statements regarding EPA regulations and science.
  • A Tiny Bank’s Surreal Trip Through a Fraud Prosecution

    07/17/2015 8:49:19 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    **snip** Although she didn’t know it immediately, Ms. Sung had stumbled on a fraudulent scheme involving false borrower income verifications and documentation. The bank began investigating and Mr. Yu was fired the following Monday. The discovery put an end to the scheme at Abacus. But it was only the beginning of a five-and-a-half-year odyssey through the New York State criminal justice system for the Sung family and the community lender the family had built from nothing. Bank officials uncovered the fraud, fired the mastermind, investigated and reported it to regulators and provided New York State prosecutors with over 900,000 pages...
  • Governor Abbot, End the Corrupt Prosecution of Rick Perry

    06/08/2015 10:01:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/08/2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Rick Perry’s presidential campaign kickoff was well executed and widely praised. But Governor Perry is running under the cloud of a felony indictment in his home state. It’s a fabricated smear that casts a shadow likely to distract some voters from considering Perry on his merits. Texas Governor Greg Abbot should put a stop to this travesty. Here’s the speech he should give: My fellow Texans, I am about to take an action that will cause controvery and some people will harshly criticize. So, it’s important to explain myself clearly. For exercising his absolute constitutional power to veto public spending,...
  • Loretta Lynch's secret prosecutions 'allow criminals to walk' Obama AG pick leads nation in tactic

    04/07/2015 8:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 4/7/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Loretta Lynch’s extensive use of secret dockets in the Eastern District of New York, which she oversees as U.S. attorney, is yet another issue some of her critics on the Senate Judiciary Committee are examining as they prepare to vote on her nomination to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. Federal prosecutors in Lynch’s Brooklyn-based district have pursued secret unnamed “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” prosecutions 58 times since she became U.S. attorney in May 2010. None of the other federal district courts has charged more than eight “Does” during the same period of time, according to...
  • Interesting Scott Walker OP at Wiki got "speedy deletion" treatment w/ link to work prod discussion

    03/22/2015 2:33:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    March 21, 2015 | vanity
    An good example of opposition foot soldiers getting out the propaganda. Someone on the Walker team seems to be monitoring this opposition work:Scott Walker presidential campaign, 2016 "Note to administrators: this article has content on its talk page which should be checked before deletion. [A defense of the offending, deleted Wiki page.] An interesting dynamic going on. If I've characterized this incorrectly or inadequately, please help flesh this out.
  • CA: Thomas Greer as example; Do not Talk to Reporters after a Shooting

    01/29/2015 5:12:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Daily Mail via Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Thomas Greer gained fame in July of this year by making some imprudent statements to reporters.   He had shot one of a pair of burglars that had assaulted him in his home.   He said that the woman that he killed, Andrea Miller, had told him that she was pregnant as a ruse to gain advantage and prevent him from shooting her.   Greer is 80 years old, and had his collar bone broken in the assault.  From the ‘Thomas Greer is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury,’ according to...
  • Defending Vice President Cheney [Against the New York Times call for Prosecution]

    12/24/2014 8:04:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2014 | Elise Cooper
    Unbelievably, the New York Times Editorial Board is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation of Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration. They call the enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT) “sadistic” crimes and cite that 25% of those detained are innocent. How quickly they forget what happened to their fellow New Yorkers on September 11, 2001. They worry about the 25% supposedly innocent yet ignore the approximately 30% who were released and returned to the battleground, a figure cited by Obama administration officials. For example, Baghdadi, who was in the...
  • NY Times safeguards its irrelevancy in call for the prosecution of Dick Cheney

    12/22/2014 8:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When The New York Times ran an op-ed by American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero calling for the pardoning of the members of the Bush administration who presided over the application of enhanced interrogation techniques to terror suspects, it was a display of shrewd politics. In that piece, Romero virtually conceded that his preferred course of action – a formal pardoning of the members of the Bush administration by President Barack Obama – wouldn’t happen, but to even contemplate that course of action would be to acknowledge the guilt of those who associated with the former administration....
  • What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?

    08/20/2014 2:38:20 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 28 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paul Cassell
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson, Mo. to assess the progress being made in the FBI’s investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. With that visit in mind, it may be useful to consider what federal prosecutors would have to prove to obtain a federal civil rights conviction. It wouldn’t be easy. The elements required to prove a federal criminal civil rights violation are quite demanding. Here are jury instructions describing the elements of a federal civil right offense, taken from the leading federal jury instruction form book: First: That the defendant deprived the victim...

    08/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • More evidence points to fed prosecutorial abuse of S&P over downgrade of federal debt rating

    08/17/2014 6:41:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If the Obama administration used federal prosecutors to exact vengeance on Standard and Poor’s for downgrading the rating of federal debt, that would be a serious crime, an impeachable offense if it could be traced to the Attorney General or the President (not that anyone other than Democrats is interested in impeachment).  It would be evidence of thug government, where the rule of law has been replaced with the law of the jungle, using prosecutorial power as an instrument of political intimidation, as in Travis County, Texas. That’s why a recent court filing by Standard and Poor’s may lead to...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: PRAYER REQUEST Miklos Lakatos.

    07/10/2014 10:14:37 AM PDT · by · 5 replies ^ | 30 minutes ago 10/7/2014 | Oleg P Magdych
    BING TRANSLATION: "Friends need prayers! Friends, we need prayers! Today, the court closed our friend and pastor of the church of Roma [Roman Catholic Church] in Transcarpathia Miklos Lakatos. All of our service [Christian ministry] Roma started and kept by these men of God. It was closed on the fabrication that he personally beat the child and broke the arm of a woman. And all this because Nicholas was the one who began to speak the truth and speak out against the tyranny of the local baron, who paid tribute to the police and prosecutor's office. Currently, his church, several...
  • Prosecutors in Wisconsin Say Gov. Scott Walker Had Central Role in Fund-Raising Scheme

    06/19/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2014 | By MONICA DAVEY and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Wisconsin assert that Gov. Scott Walker placed himself in the middle of an elaborate effort to illegally coordinate fund-raising between his campaign and numerous conservative groups during efforts to recall him two years ago, according to records of their investigation unsealed on Thursday. The allegations by five county district attorneys, released as part of a federal lawsuit over the investigation into Mr. Walker, his aides and the conservative groups, suggest that Mr. Walker’s campaign expressly coordinated with the outside groups, including Wisconsin Club for Growth, to the point that campaign advisers also controlled some of the...
  • Feds Prosecuting Tree-Trimmer for Unintentionally Bruising Herons

    05/29/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5-29-14 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the agency’s decision to prosecute a tree-trimmer who accidentally knocked herons out of a tree. Ernest Pulido is expected to face charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office within a week for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He could face a maximum fine of $15,000 and six months in jail. Pulido was hired by the U.S. Postal Service to prune trees May 3 outside an Oakland, Calif., branch, where postal officials were upset with birds pooping on mail trucks. One branch...
  • Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia

    04/24/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies ^ | 4-24-14 | Kennric Ward
    RICHMOND, Va. – A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections. George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election....
  • Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT · by iontheball · 19 replies
    BBC News - Middle East ^ | March 24, 2014 | Orla Guerin
    A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property. The group is among some 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on trial, including senior members. Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Former Federal Prosecutor: Obama is guilty of SERIAL FRAUD

    11/13/2013 9:06:11 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy says that Obama is guilty of serial fraud against the American people. He cites several promises Obama made regarding Obamacare and said if an actual insurance CEO made these promises, they’d be prosecuted in a heartbeat. But he says there’s no point in talking about impeachment until there is a political will in this country to make it happen. Watch:
  • Lawyer: Florida Owes Zimmerman $300K

    08/27/2013 3:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies ^ | 8/27/13 | Rob Quinn
    Looks like George Zimmerman has taken time out from visiting gun factories and speeding in Texas to take care of more legal business: He plans to ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for up to $300,000 in legal expenses, his lawyer tells the Orlando Sentinel. Because he was acquitted, a Florida statute requires the state to pay his costs for things like expert witnesses and travel, and he plans to file a motion soon, lawyer Mark O'Mara says. "It's a pretty standard motion for a case that the defense won," says a spokesman for Zimmerman's legal team. But...
  • The Zimmerman Prosecution Clarified

    07/17/2013 1:08:42 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 19 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 7/17/13 | traderrob
    There should be little doubt in the mind of any clear thinking person that the Zimmerman prosecution was entirely political in it's origin and process. Cut the the noise from the minority (black) community, it's leaders, the media and the co-dependent left and we are left with one singular immutable fact......George Zimmerman was getting the crap kicked out of him by a younger, stronger, more physically proficient young "man" and he reacted as any rational person would, he protected himself from serious bodily harm or even death with the only tool at his disposal. It wouldn't have mattered if he...
  • Zimmerman prosecutors sued by fired IT worker who revealed state didn’t show evidence to defense

    07/17/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Zimmerman’s suing NBC, Martin’s parents are (probably) suing Zimmerman — isn’t it time that someone sued the one actor in this case whose motives were most provably malign?Maybe this is a first small step in sending Angela Corey to join Mike Nifong in disgraced-former-prosecutor obscurity. Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.“We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,” said...
  • Zimmerman Prosecution Incompetence

    07/16/2013 3:27:25 PM PDT · by clintonh8r · 69 replies
    me | 7/16/13 | me
    Please indulge me in a very infrequent vanity. In all the uproar following the trial, I may have missed something. While I believe that the facts show Zimmerman's innocence beyond ANY doubt, I still think the state's case was hurt by what appeared to this layman to be an inept and incompetent prosecution. (Yes, I believe they are corrupt and unethical too, but that isn't the question here). So here's my question: Has anyone on the left or any black organizations or leaders, had any criticism at all of the prosecution team? If they care so much about Trayvon, why...
  • Why the Zimmerman Prosecutors Should Be Disbarred

    07/12/2013 7:17:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2013 | Jack Cashill
    Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?" Under the can was the question, "Who ran?" So...
  • Zimmerman Prosecution Devolves into a Show Trial

    07/11/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | July 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I haven't paid any attention to this -- well, I've been paying attention to the trial. I haven't paid much attention to this judge until today. You know, my instincts told me the fix was in on this thing from the very first moment Obama and Eric Holder got involved in it. But this is outrageous, what this judge allowed today. Folks, it's all up to the jury now, and it really depends on what they do because in the Zimmerman trial, I mean, every fear that we've had about this appears to be manifesting itself. Greetings,...
  • George Zimmerman: A Pointless Trial [the Peruvian Hispanic "Not Guilty"]

    07/10/2013 12:44:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 55 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    George Zimmerman will be found not guilty if his attorney connects the dots in his closing argument and the jury is fair. Then the professional race-baiters can go to work spreading disharmony. The trial concerns whether Hispanic (Peruvian) Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, whom we are constantly reminded happens to be Black. Eight simple facts make it very easy to understand the now-famous murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin unfolding in Sanford, Florida. Finding the truth doesn't require all the subjective testimony and opinion dominating the trial: (1) It had...
  • Prosecution Attempts Gag Order for Teen in NRA shirt controversy

    06/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    State Jounal ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County teen suspended from school, arrested and charged with obstructing an officer after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt at school, has taken another turn. Marcum was back at the Logan County Courthouse June 24, two weeks before he was scheduled to appear. The reason? An emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins. "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," said Ben White, Marcum's attorney. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of...
  • Why Florida Persists in the Zimmerman Prosecution

    03/11/2013 2:02:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Prodded by a president with a weakness for racial agitation and enabled by a politically complicit media, the State of Florida persists in a prosecution that can come to no good end. The defendant is neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. The charge is the second-degree murder. The potential outcomes range from major injustice, if Zimmerman is convicted, to mayhem in the streets, if he's acquitted. And the state plods on as though the angels were on its side. They are not. The witnesses to the February 2012 shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin are proving even more troublesome than the...
  • Is the Pope facing International Criminal Prosecution?

    02/16/2013 5:20:42 PM PST · by George Varnum · 80 replies
    The ROOD Awakening ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Rood
    Pope Benedict XVI has allegedly applied to the President of the Republic of Italy for immunity from arrest and prosecution following a diplomatic statement of intent to issue an arrest warrant for him. Apparently an unidentified EU country wants to prosecute him for various charges related to ongoing child abuse scandals.
  • Obama's 'Untouchables:' How The Most Powerful Wall Street Execs Escaped Prosecution

    01/23/2013 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/23/2013 | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
    PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable. What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

    01/16/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Vince Coglianese
    In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school. That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year. SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.
  • Caught Red-Handed, Aaron Swartz Was Prepping For Key Federal Court Evidence Hearing

    01/13/2013 5:13:19 PM PST · by libstripper · 54 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 13, 2013 | Smoking Gun Staff
    At the time of his suicide, Aaron Swartz was preparing for a crucial hearing in his federal criminal case, likely his best chance to thwart federal prosecutors who had developed solid evidence against the Internet activist who was facing an April trial on a 13-count felony indictment. The 26-year-old Swartz, who killed himself Friday in his Brooklyn apartment, was scheduled for a January 25 evidentiary hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. Lawyers for Swartz were seeking to suppress material gathered in connection with Swartz’s breach of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer network. The January 2011 incursion netted...