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  • Defense in Bandy Child Porn Case Distorts the Truth

    01/29/2007 9:41:51 AM PST · by az4vlad · 2 replies · 598+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2007 | Rachel Alexander
    It is unfortunate to see Wendy McElroy, a former writer for my website intellectualconservative.com (who has always been very open about her libertarian views on pornography) drink the kool-aid of 20/20 and other media spin regarding the prosecution of Matt Bandy. The prosecution by my boss Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas was not about adult pornography, it was about child pornography. Bandy admitted to frequenting a Yahoo child porn group and a CD was found next to his computer with child pornography on it. That's no "trojan virus." Read the full article on Fox News McElroy's article defending Bandy McElroy's...
  • Saddam trial prosecution shows gas video

    12/19/2006 1:36:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,221+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/06 | Jamal Halaby and Bushra Juhi - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Prosecutors in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial showed chilling videos of gassed children lying in a field and villagers fleeing clouds of white smoke, arguing Tuesday that the former president and his regime used chemical weapons against the Kurds of northern Iraq in the late 1980s. "These children are the saboteurs that the defendants talk about," prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon said sarcastically as the footage showed scores of dead children on the ground, partially covered by blankets. Defense attorneys had argued that Saddam and his co-defendants were fighting Kurdish insurgents during the 1987-88 military offensive that was code named...
  • Saddam attacks prosecution witnesses (says they helped sow division among Iraqis to benefit Israel)

    10/17/2006 9:56:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/06 | Sinan Salaheddin and Jamal Halaby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein on Tuesday attacked prosecution witnesses in his trial for genocide against the Kurds, accusing them of sowing division among Iraqis for the benefit of Israel. The deposed leader addressed the court after two Kurds testified that during a military offensive in northern Iraq in 1988, they were detained in a camp where conditions were so bad that hundreds of prisoners died of malnutrition. "This will only serve the separation," Saddam said, referring to the deepening division among Iraqis as shown by the rising death toll in the insurgency and sectarian fighting. "The Zionists are the...
  • NYT Gives Advice On How To Reveal State Secrets and Thwart the Federal Government

    09/16/2006 9:02:17 AM PDT · by jdm · 7 replies · 533+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Sept 16, 2006 | Nathan Tabor
    In the last few years, we've witnessed the ongoing battle between newspapers like the New York Times and the federal government and the "right" of newspapers to hold their sources confidential. The audacity of the Times to release classified secret or top secret information because of the industry's classic "the people have a right to know" argument was highlighted by NYT executive editor Bill Keller's decision to release info about the National Security Agency's efforts to monitor phone calls without court-approved warrants. The Times had held back on the story for over a year, but now, President Bush had stepped...
  • Lawmakers Want Investigation, Pardon for Border Agents

    09/08/2006 10:27:53 AM PDT · by radar101 · 222 replies · 2,088+ views
    NS News ^ | 8 Sept. 2006 | Monisha Bansal
    Members of Congress petitioning the president to pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of assaulting an illegal alien who was trying to smuggle drugs into the U.S. are now calling for an investigation of the U.S. attorney who prosecuted the agents. "These were good agents doing their job," said Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.). "There is something that stinks to high heaven." On Feb. 17, 2005, U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean were on duty when they encountered Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in a van carrying 743 pounds of marijuana. When the agents tried to stop Aldrete-Davila, he...
  • Study: Terror Cases Now at Pre-9/11 Rate

    09/05/2006 9:09:39 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 356+ views
    sierra times ^ | 09. 4. 06
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government has fallen back to prosecuting international terrorists at about the same rate it did before Sept. 11, according to a study based on Justice Department data. The surprising decline followed a sharp increase in such criminal prosecutions in the year after the attacks, according to a study released Sunday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research group at Syracuse University. The analysis of data from Justice's Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys also found: _In the eight months ending last May, Justice attorneys declined to prosecute more than nine out of every 10...
  • Frogs Aren't Marching

    06/14/2006 5:08:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies · 913+ views
    The Opinion Journal ^ | June 14, 2006 | Opinion Journal
    So much for having Karl Rove "frog-marched" out of the White House "in handcuffs." That's the fate Democratic partisan Joe Wilson once predicted for President Bush's political guru, and yesterday his hope and accusations vanished like fog on the Potomac. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald informed Mr. Rove's lawyers on Monday that he'll bring no charges as part of his investigation into who leaked the CIA identity of Mr. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame. Mr. Wilson's original claims that Mr. Bush lied about Iraq intelligence have been discredited many times over, including in a bipartisan report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. And...
  • Prosecution Supports Self-Representation in Gitmo Cases

    04/27/2006 4:30:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 116+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 27, 2006 – The chief prosecutor for military commissions here today reaffirmed that the prosecution believes detainees should have the right to self-representation. The prosecution supported defense lawyers when they sought self-representation for a detainee in 2004, and the prosecution still supports the defense's attempts for that right in other cases, Air Force Col. Morris Davis said at a news conference. "It's their name on the charge sheet, and I think they ought to have the right," Davis said of the detainees. Self-representation has been an issue in many of the commissions cases since...
  • The Screwball Left Will Lionize Mary McCarthy

    04/24/2006 8:22:01 AM PDT · by tornado100 · 25 replies · 883+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 4/24/06 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Mary McCarthy is a new name on the public's radar screen, although she's apparently been known to some members of the mainstream media (MSM) for quite some time. Well, what has this woman wrought? To any discerning mind, her actions -- unauthorized disclosures of classified information -- are treasonous in nature. According to news reports, CIA officer Mary McCarthy provided classified information to the Washington Post and other news organizations regarding the transfer of terror suspects to overseas prisons for questioning, a practice often referred to as "rendition". The implication is that these suspects would be subjected to rougher treatment...
  • WHO WILL SAVE ABDUL RAHMAN?

    03/21/2006 2:17:22 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 38 replies · 1,026+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | March 21, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    WHO WILL SAVE ABDUL RAHMAN? By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 21, 2006 01:31 PM Italy and Germany have raised their voices: Italy has joined with Germany in protesting a death threat reportedly hanging over an Afghan who became a Christian in Germany and is now charged under Afghanistan's religious laws . The sharia laws, which rule many Muslim countries, forbid conversion to other religions on pain of death . Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini on Tuesday said Italy would raise the case of Abdul Rahman with the Afghan ambassador in Rome, European Union diplomatic representatives in Afghanistan and EU human...
  • Afghan Man Prosecuted for Converting(from Islam to Christianity, potential death penalty)

    03/19/2006 8:16:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies · 1,394+ views
    AP ^ | 03/19/06
    Afghan Man Prosecuted for Converting 24 minutes ago An Afghan man who allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death, a judge said Sunday. The defendant, Abdul Rahman, was arrested last month after his family went to the police and accused him of becoming a Christian, Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada told Associated Press in an interview. Such a conversion would violate the country's Islamic laws. Rahman, who is believed to be 41, was charged with rejecting Islam when his trial started last week, the judge said. During the hearing, the...
  • Prosecution: attacker on synagogue is sane and deserves life imprisonment

    02/26/2006 9:55:06 PM PST · by jb6 · 265+ views
    Regnum ^ | February 27, 2006
    Prosecution has finished investigation of armed assault on people of the Moscow synagogue in January 11. The accused, Alexander Koptsev, confessed in the crime, so case will be transferred to the court in near future, stated Moscow Prosecutor Anatoly Zuyev. The crime has been investigated for around three weeks. During the investigation, one discovered the circumstances of the attack and reasons of Koptsev’s actions. The investigators questioned his relatives, classmates, teachers, and found “nothing abnormal”. The investigation also found that Koptsev had no accomplices, and that he was sane in the moment of the attack disregarding his present schizophrenic disorder,...
  • Bar calls ex-DAs' actions feloniesEvidence withheld in '96 murder case

    01/16/2006 8:18:17 AM PST · by hdrabon · 12 replies · 1,190+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The N.C. State Bar has challenged the dismissal of disciplinary charges against two former Union County prosecutors, saying they committed felonies to win a death penalty conviction. Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer were charged with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in the 1996 murder trial. Honeycutt, the former district attorney in Union County, has since returned to private practice; Brewer is now a District Court judge in Richmond County. Last week, the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission cited a missed deadline in dismissing the case against them. But the bar's lawyers say there is no deadline to bring charges because the...
  • Why not a mock treason trial?

    12/02/2005 10:13:11 AM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 46 replies · 844+ views
    December 2, 2005
    Something the other day caused the memory of last June's mock impeachment hearing to pop to the front of my head, and made me think "why not turn the tables?" Why not stage a full-blown treason trial to lay out, point-by-point in a single event, how liberals (especially those in power) are providing aide in comfort to the enemy? Charges against those that provide actual goods, such as Code Pink's furnishment of money to terrorists in Iraq, would likely be far easier to prove than propoganda (ie John Murtha). However, that, and similar statements by others, is clearly and purposefully...
  • Irrefutable Proof of the Existence of Political Prosecution in Venezuela

    09/16/2005 8:39:33 AM PDT · by alekboyd · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 16.09.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 15.09.05 | The existence of systematic political prosecution in Venezuela, as established in article 7 of the Rome Statute, has been been argued for some time now. Apologists of Hugo Chavez maintain that it is nonsense, just another cry wolf allegation against the 'democratically elected' leader. Many people have complained about the existence of a list, compiled by chavista assemblyman Luis Tascon with a group of collaborators, that is widely utilised by government officials at all institutional levels to deny passports, contracts, IDs, employments, benefits, etc. The creation of said database was ordered by Hugo Chavez himself, who in...
  • How Much Evidence Is Necessary in Suspected Terrorism Cases?

    08/23/2005 5:37:57 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 22 August 2005 | Markus Verbeet and Dominik Cziesche
    With the conviction of Mounir el Motassadeq, Hamburg's judges wanted to prove that the German judiciary was capable of combating Islamist terror. Terrorism cases continue to pose a dilemna for German courts due to a lack of solid evidence against suspects.
  • Newspaper editor charged under anti-racism laws following article

    08/10/2005 11:57:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 645+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/10/05 | Frank Urquhart
    THE editor of a Scottish weekly newspaper is facing possible prosecution under Britain's anti-racism laws, following the publication of an article claiming that a massive refugee camp could be built in Scotland. Alan Buchan, the publisher and editor of the North East Weekly, a free sheet based in Peterhead, was arrested by officers from Grampian Police in connection with the publication of an editorial in the latest issue of the newspaper, headlined "Perverts and Refugees". Mr Buchan was charged under a section of the Public Order Act which gives the police powers to arrest any person whom they suspect of...
  • Canada-U.S. immigration pact a 'silent killer,' refugee group says

    08/05/2005 2:31:10 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Friday, August 5, 2005 | By JIM BRONSKILL
    OTTAWA -- A sharp drop in the number of refugee claimants arriving in Canada this year is the result of a new pact with the United States that's turning out to be a "silent killer," a national refugee group says. The Canadian Council for Refugees issued a report yesterday urging the federal government to tear up the so-called safe third country agreement, saying it is having "a devastating effect on the ability of refugees to find protection." The Immigration Department insists that the agreement has been a success and that Canada's commitment to protecting refugees has not wavered. Under the...
  • Mississippi Turning: Inside the Killen Jury - (fascinating piece by Killen juror!)

    07/06/2005 10:04:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 737+ views
    LA TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | Warren Paprocki
    Last month it was my duty to serve on the jury in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen. It was my unpleasant charge to decide the fate of a fellow human. In the course of my 55 years I have survived a war, earned a bachelor's degree, suffered and exalted, traveled the world and worked my way from high school dropout to senior engineer. Still, nothing prepared me for this, nor did any of the other 11 jurors seem any less humbled by this task. No one took this lightly. My fellow jurors seemed to be a good representation of...
  • MoveOn Watch: Corruption Only Matters When It's a Republican

    06/08/2005 8:03:00 PM PDT · by jbamb · 2 replies · 403+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | June 8th, 2005 | John Bambenek
    You'd think by reading this e-mail that only Republicans are engaging in corruption in Congress. But with over 200 lawmakers filing late reports like Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif, reporting 21 trips and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., reporting 20 past trips, it comes as a surprise to learn there are just as many Democrats engaging in the time dishonored practice of junkets. The biggest traveler with privately funded trips is a Democrat also. Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., a Tennessee Democrat who is running for the Senate, holds first place as Congress' most prolific traveler since 2000. While his travel reports...
  • Treating Doctors as Drug Dealers: The DEA's War on Prescription Painkillers

    06/06/2005 8:17:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 100 replies · 1,589+ views
    CATO.ORG ^ | JUNE 5, 2005 | Ronald T. Libby
    The medical field of treating chronic pain is still in its infancy. It was only in the late 1980s that leading physicians trained in treating the chronic pain of terminally ill cancer patients began to recommend that the "opioid therapy"(treatment involving narcotics related to opium) used on their patients also be used for patients suffering from non terminal conditions. The new therapies proved successful, and prescription pain medications saw a huge leap in sales throughout the 1990s. But opioid therapy has always been controversial. The habit-forming nature of some prescription pain medications made many physicians, medical boards, and law enforcement...
  • Kenya's first lady spared prosecution

    05/19/2005 7:06:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/19/05 | Tom Maliti - AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Two powerful defendants, two courtrooms, two similar outcomes: Charges are dropped in high-profile cases that moved even a magistrate to wonder aloud at the state of justice in this former British colony. In one, a court dropped murder charges against the grandson of one of Kenya's first white settlers who was accused of killing an African game warden and member of the tribe that says its lands were taken by the settler family a century earlier. In the other, Attorney General Amos Wako said neither police nor prosecutors had had time to investigate whether Kenya's first...
  • Law enforcement frustrated over problems in the Pima County Attorney's Office.

    05/11/2005 2:32:01 PM PDT · by Ramonan · 1 replies · 186+ views
    KVOA-4 Tucson ^ | May 7, 2005 | Lupita Murillo
    The county attorney's office has some explaining to do. Why are hundreds of drug cases being dropped and now, Eyewitness News 4 has learned that more than 300 summonses involving domestic violence haven't been served. This latest problem, involving domestic violence cases, could be particularly troubling for County Attorney Barbara LaWall. Lawall has run for office on a platform to fight domestic violence. Yesterday, Eyewitness News 4 broke the story that the county attorney's office was dropping over 500 drug cases. A letter went out to law enforcement agencies telling them about the drug cases the county attorney's office is...
  • Jackson witness: Saw no improprieties - (bedroom door had multiple locks, alarms)

    05/09/2005 11:03:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 847+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | Dree De Clamecy
    SANTA MARIA, California (CNN) -- A former security supervisor at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch testified Monday she never saw the pop star exhibit any illegal or improper behavior toward young boys. The supervisor, Violet Silva, also admitted she could not get into Jackson's bedroom suite unless it had been unlocked from the inside. Under cross-examination by the prosecution in Jackson's trial on child molestation charges, Silva conceded there were "some occasions" when boys stayed alone with the entertainer in the main residence. She said security staff generally went into the house only when summoned. Silva said that based on her...
  • Time to prosecute the Free Republic vandal outright. (Vanity)

    05/09/2005 5:54:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 1,414 replies · 27,178+ views
    today | By Lazamataz
    There is an internet vandal who defaces Free Republic with very gross pictures (homosexual sex and stuff from rotton.com) as well as posting "ALL YOU F***** N*****S & JEWS SHOULD BE LYNCHED".He pings a variety of people to his post, ensuring that the trash is still in their My Posts lists.To me, this isn't the milder form of harassment that Eschoir engaged in so many years ago. The very worst he would do is ask if you ever committed sodomy, and he once used the screen name "Paula Jones Tw*t". This is mild.What this sick piece of work is doing...
  • Domestic Violence Expert Barred from Jackson Trial-(ex-guard: "Jacko ordered child held on ranch")

    04/22/2005 2:04:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 575+ views
    REUTERS.COM ^ | APRIL 22, 2005 | Dan Whitcomb & Alex Sage
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (Reuters) - The judge in the Michael Jackson molestation trial on Thursday barred prosecutors from calling an expert on domestic violence they hoped would explain the apparently erratic behavior of the accuser's mother for jurors. Judge Rodney Melville also said he would allow evidence showing that Jackson's then-13-year-old accuser and younger brother had masturbated while looking at the pop star's pornography, potentially bolstering defense claims that the boys had run wild at Neverland. Both rulings were setbacks for the prosecution, which is in the final stages of presenting its case to the jury of eight women and...
  • Breaking News Venezuela: Silvino Bustillos filed for asylum in Colombia

    01/12/2005 9:17:12 AM PST · by alekboyd · 10 replies · 1,545+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 12.01.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 12.01.05 | El Universal reports today that retired Colonel Silvino Bustillos, who was feared dead and had disappeared on October 31, filed for asylum in the Colombian capital Bogota. Colombian sources, that choose to remain anonymous, comunicated the news to El Universal. It is unknown whether Bustillos is in Colombia or still hiding in Venezuela.
  • Prosecutors turning up the heat against government corruption

    12/25/2004 1:35:13 PM PST · by Dubya · 17 replies · 494+ views
    Lolita C. Baldor ^ | Dec. 25, 2004 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON - Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland's guilty plea Thursday to a felony charge makes him only the latest in what is a steadily growing number of federal corruption prosecutions focusing on government officials. Although totals have not been released, the number of such cases pursued by federal authorities has grown by as much as 15 percent over the last four years, according to a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The increase, the official said, reflects the high priority placed on public corruption cases rather than a sudden spike in the number of dishonest politicians. But...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • INDICT JOHN KERRY FOR TREASON, MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL

    11/11/2004 5:56:26 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 837+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2004 | DOC FARMER
    The election is finally over. For those of us who have had to suffer through the last 18 months of debates, primaries, polls, pundits, and attack ads, it is a blessed relief. Now, perhaps, politicians will actually start to do their jobs instead of yak-yak-yakking about how terrible (fill in the blank) is and how they'd do a much better job. Thankfully, President Bush won re-election. I say thankfully because 1) I strongly supported his candidacy and 2) I did not want a traitor in the White House. Again. America has four more years of strong, compassionate leadership to look...
  • COVER LETTER FOR THE PROSECUTION OF JOHN F. KERRY

    11/09/2004 8:09:36 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 72 replies · 3,135+ views
    Private Email from Joe Oliver | NOVEMBER 8, 2004 | JIM "ZAK" SZAKMARY, USMC
    This letter can be considered a “Call to Arms” for Viet Nam Veterans, their families, friends, and supporters, all veterans of our armed forces and of course, our nation’s men and women currently in uniform. It will accompany the Draft Prosecution of John F. Kerry to the aforementioned; otherwise the cover letter will not be included to those addressees considered not to fall into the above category. Let me begin by stating that I found this Draft Prosecution on the Internet and made some minor changes and corrections to it. Apparently it fell by the wayside when President Bush was...
  • Bryant prosecutors fear jury taint

    09/01/2004 3:10:22 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 09/01/2004 | Peggy Lowe and Charlie Brennan
    Selection halted over concern that some say athlete is innocent By Peggy Lowe And Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News September 1, 2004 EAGLE - Prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant rape case briefly stopped secret jury selection Tuesday because they fear potential jurors who think the basketball star is innocent could prejudice others. Taking a 20-minute break in the second day of questioning of Eagle County residents, prosecutor Ingrid Bakke said she wants potential panel members who think the NBA star is not guilty to be questioned alone and behind closed doors. Bakke said many may presume Bryant's innocence, based on...
  • Bryant Prosecutors Can't Bar Testimony

    08/16/2004 10:31:02 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 19 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | August 16, 2004 | JON SARCHE
    In another setback to the prosecution in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case, the Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of a key ruling that allows the NBA star's attorneys to tell jurors about the accuser's sex life.District Judge Terry Ruckriegle last month ruled that the defense can use information about the woman's sexual activities in the three days before her hospital exam, which occurred 15 hours after her encounter with Bryant. In their one-page order, justices did not explain why they decided against considering the appeal. The order was released as Bryant's final pretrial hearing got...
  • Bryant Accuser's Attorneys Criticize Judge

    08/10/2004 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/10/2004 | Judith Kohler
    DENVER - Attorneys for the woman accusing Kobe Bryant of rape have launched a startling attack on the trial judge, accusing him of trying to protect himself by imposing an unconstitutional gag order only after their client was "devastated" by some of the NBA star's evidence. John Clune and L. Lin Wood said the gag order threatens their client's reputation and her right to a fair trial of her allegations. The filing was released the same day state District Judge Terry Ruckriegle rejected a motion by the prosecution and the woman's attorneys asking that documents in the case not be...
  • Peterson defense accuses prosecution of withholding evidence

    05/31/2004 8:53:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/31/04 | Brian Skoloff - AP
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - With Scott Peterson's trial set to begin in earnest this week, prosecutors have shown no murder weapon, no cause of death and no direct evidence that flatly proves Peterson killed his pregnant wife, Laci. Opening statements in the highly publicized case are scheduled for Tuesday. Jury selection lasted 12 weeks and the trial is expected to last an additional five months or more. If convicted, the former fertilizer salesman from Modesto could face the death penalty or life without parole. It is unclear what witnesses will be called because the list is sealed and attorneys...
  • Carlie Brucia found, dead

    02/06/2004 3:35:51 AM PST · by YankeeGirl · 979 replies · 2,879+ views
    WCBS newsradio, cnn
    Just heard on WCBS newsradio NY that CNN reports Carlie Brucia found dead in Sarasota.
  • A Second Look at Limbaugh's Travails

    01/12/2004 4:29:11 AM PST · by tornado100 · 156 replies · 283+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 12, 2004 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Several months have elapsed and I thought it might be interesting to re-examine the plight of radio megastar Rush Limbaugh. In my previous article on Limbaugh's troubles entitled "Limbaugh's Secret Life", I was initially criticized for accepting The National Enquirer's contention that he was addicted to prescription narcotics. Heck, I was also skewered for surmising that the conservative icon was likely to be subject to arrest, pursuant to his drug activities. In hindsight, I think my points were well taken. My article came out about five days before Limbaugh publicly acknowledged his addiction and need for rehabilitation. And now criminal...
  • LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: President Bush Proposes Changes in Immigration Policy

    01/07/2004 3:06:15 AM PST · by JudgemAll · 91 replies · 282+ views
    CNN ^ | January 6, 2004 - 18:00 ET | Aired CNN
    <p>DOBBS: John, let's turn to another issue for this administration, and that's how to deal with the estimated 10 million illegal aliens in this country, tomorrow, the president to make a major policy speech on the issue. What's the White House saying now, John?</p>
  • Florida State Attorney Persecuting Rush Limbaugh is Democrat--Liberal Media Not Telling.

    12/05/2003 1:42:39 AM PST · by j.cam · 155 replies · 465+ views
    JosephCamhi
    Funny how the partisan Democratic, liberal journalists in the AP and the rest of the liberal media are not pointing out that the man who is going after Rush Limbaugh, Barry Krischer, the Florida State Attorney of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (which includes Palm Beach County), is a Democrat. The liberal media are letting people assume that because the Florida Attorney General, Charlie Crist, is a Republican, and because Governor Jeb Bush is a Republican, the Florida State Attorney for Palm Beach, who is going after Limbaugh, is also a Republican. We saw the liberal media do the same thing...
  • Rush Limbaugh deserves prosecution

    12/04/2003 11:04:54 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 114 replies · 505+ views
    Journal Standard ^ | Don Gaines
    What's next? Many captains of industry and managers of most mutual funds seem to be crooks. Now we learn that America's premier right wing talk show host is a junky. Rush Limbaugh is back from five weeks in detox doing business at the same old stand: spewing bile and defaming liberals and Democrats 15 hours a week. The interesting thing about this episode is that Rush sounds no different now than he did before detox, when he was high as a kite most of the time. Maybe drugs aren't so bad after all. It would be ironic indeed if Rush...
  • Flaws in Kentucky's court system can lead to injustice, tragedy

    10/12/2003 6:34:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 10-12-03 | Dunlop, R.G., and Riley, Jason
    By R. G. DUNLOP and JASON RILEY The Courier-Journal Sunday, October 12, 2003 Today's Stories • Flaws in Kentucky's court system can lead to injustice, tragedy • Getting away with murder in Pike • In Franklin County, even 'slam dunk' cases were dismissed • Charges mean little without prosecution • Even confessions don't guarantee convictions FRANKFORT, Ky. — Justice in Kentucky is dispensed unequally because of differences among judges and prosecutors and a lack of state oversight that has allowed thousands of felony cases to stall, to disappear or to be dismissed for lack of prosecution. As a result, defendants...
  • Fox News-Colorado DA has a 'train' of Evidence Against Basetball Superstar Kobe Bryant

    07/18/2003 12:34:53 PM PDT · by ewing · 95 replies · 410+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 18, 2003 | Linda Vester
    <p>The on air folks dodnt specify exactly what all of the evidence was, just that it was more than DNA and wide ranging..</p>
  • Shot (peace) activist's family want prosecution

    06/17/2003 8:23:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 207+ views
    BBC ^ | 06/17/03 | staff writer
    The parents of a UK peace campaigner who was shot by Israeli troops in the Gaza strip have met Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to call for the soldier who shot him to be prosecuted. Anthony and Jocelyn Hurndall from Tufnell Park, north London, are also releasing details of two reports into the shooting - one produced by the Israeli Defence Force and one by the family. Tom Hurndall, who lived in Manchester, was hit while trying to protect women and children, according to his campaign group, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The 22-year-old had been working with the group in...
  • Death of a Freedom Fighter

    05/16/2003 6:07:55 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 2 replies · 183+ views
    Vanity ^ | 5-16-03 | Dick Bachert
    My old friend, Larry Bolin, died in custody of the Atlanta Prison Camp this morning of what is suspected to be a blood clot in his heart. He was incarcerated last year for what was to have been a four year term for participating in an alleged "mail fraud" (he was a hired employee of the guy they REALLY wanted and ultimately got). The REAL reason for his prosecution (aka vindictive persecution) was his refusal to tell federally constructed LIES about the other guy at trial. Lots of folks in jail here for THAT! Before his term began, Larry spent...
  • Heresy, Salvation, and Jack the Ripper (Trinitarian)

    03/05/2003 10:20:15 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 110+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | Chris Armstrong
    br> Christian History Corner: Heresy, Salvation, and Jack the RipperWhy heresy trials will have to do, until something better comes along.By Chris Armstrong | posted 02/28/2003 A United Methodist Bishop, Joseph Sprague, has been charged four times with teaching heresies, and denominational representatives have now acquitted him all four times. Sprague clearly has taught against  Jesus' bodily resurrection, eternal divinity, and exclusivity as the only way to salvation. So what gives? United Methodist leaders must view heresy as somehow an outmoded concept. Or, at least, they must see the heresy trial as an inappropriate venue for addressing such teachings as...
  • House break-in suspect shot by resident, 82

    12/30/2002 5:21:49 AM PST · by Lil'freeper · 5 replies · 236+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 30, 2002 | By A Sun Staff Writer
    A man allegedly breaking into a Brooklyn Park home yesterday afternoon was shot and wounded by an 82-year-old resident, Anne Arundel County police reported. Police arrested Joseph Kelly, 41, of no fixed address a minutes later in the 100 block of W. First St., about 100 yards from the burglary scene. Kelly suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was treated for a minor injury and was under police guard there last night. Kelly was charged with one count of felony burglary.
  • Nicaragua strips former president of immunity from prosecution

    12/13/2002 9:33:04 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 197+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/13/02 | AP
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan lawmakers stripped former President Arnoldo Aleman of his immunity from prosecution Thursday, clearing the way for him to face charges he stole nearly $100 million in public funds.
  • Winona Ryder’s Bum Rap

    09/30/2002 1:43:51 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 34 replies · 2,288+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/30/02 | Joel Mowbray
    Winona Ryder’s Bum Rap Actress targeted by zealous prosecutors.Facing a trial in less than a week, movie actress Winona Ryder is trying to overcome ten months of unrelenting media scrutiny and public humiliation, all of it operating on the assumption that she is guilty of shoplifting charges. Maybe she did steal some clothes and a few purses, and maybe she didn't. But that's become irrelevant. In a town infamous for granting celebrities free passes, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office has pursued its case against the actress with a tenacity typically reserved for high-profile murderers. Stung by a long string...
  • Ford: Probe Bush Harken Deal, Not Hillary Cattle Scam

    07/09/2002 8:27:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 463+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/9/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Tuesday July 9, 2002; 10:35 a.m. EDTFord: Probe Bush Harken Deal, Not Hillary Cattle Scam Rising Democratic Party political star Rep. Harold Ford said Tuesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission should consider reopening its insider trading probe into President Bush's 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock. But when asked about allegations that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton had engaged in insider trading in 1980 to reap her $100,000 cattle futures windfall, Ford responded, "That was a good deal, wasn't it." During an interview with nationally syndicated radio host Don Imus, Ford complained, "When Bill Clinton was in office the...
  • Politician's role in dog -bite prosecution questioned courts Fuentes'involvement,involvement did...

    07/07/2002 12:39:34 AM PDT · by voa-davidk · 352+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24 ,2001 | John McDonald
    .......Filing Of Charges , DA's office says ' - A Newport Beach woman was prosecuted for allowing her dog to run unleashed after Orange County Republican Party Chairman Tom Fuentes asked District Attorney Tony Rackauckus to help " a good GOP supporter " whose dog was allegedly attacked by the woman's dog .The case was treated like any other despite the request , Chief AssistantDistrict Attorney Charles Middleton said Monday. Fuentes' fax comes in the wake of allegations of political favoritism against Rackauckas--accusations the distrist attorney denies .Middleton said Fuentes faxed a memo marked " personal " and addressed to...