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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 (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...

    03/21/2006 2:17:22 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 38 replies · 1,026+ views ^ | 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...