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  • Witness Recants, Freeing Ohio Man After 39 Years

    11/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. Ricky Jackson had been seeking a new trial and sobbed loudly with his face in his hands as prosecutors dismissed his case Tuesday, The Plain Dealer reported. "I can't believe this is over," Jackson, 57, said, thanking his supporters and his attorneys from the Ohio Innocence Project.
  • "Prosecutorial discretion lets undocumented immigrants stay in U.S., but not hold a job"

    11/21/2014 3:59:27 PM PST · by skippyjonjones · 7 replies
    Ny DailyNew ^ | June 9, 2013, | Allan Wernick
    "Under the Obama prosecutorial discretion program, the Department of Homeland Security is mandated to end removal proceedings against an(sic) undocumented immigrants who do not have a serious criminal record. “Prosecutorial discretion” means the government has decided that you can stay here but you do not get any immigration benefits."
  • Vanity Question: Has any U.S. President in history ever issued 5 million criminal "pardons" before?

    11/20/2014 5:31:40 PM PST · by epluribus_2 · 33 replies
    today | epluribus_2
    Just asking. Can we all agree that these are "pardons" to give millions of lawbreakers a get out of jail free.
  • Prosecutorial Indiscretion

    06/28/2012 10:04:59 PM PDT · by scocha · 2 replies
    Liberty Unbound ^ | 6/27/12 | S.H. Chambers
    On June 15, 2012, hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals living illegally in the United States turned on their television sets to hear that they had become eligible for (1) a renewable two-year deferral of removal from the country and (2) a work permit. While this may seem like a big change for those immigrants, the focus here will not be on what it might do for them, but how it was done, and why.
  • Justice Department Looks to Avoid Another Stevens Fiasco

    10/15/2009 6:15:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 1,085+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2009 | Carrie Johnson
    Justice Department leaders are pressing ahead with reforms to prevent lapses by prosecutors in sharing evidence in criminal cases, a series of changes spurred by failures that led the federal government to take a highly unusual step earlier this year and abandon the conviction of former senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska). The reforms come as new allegations emerge that cast doubt on the credibility of the key witness in the Alaska political corruption scandals, including the botched prosecution of Stevens. Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer outlined...the fresh safeguards, such as new training programs for federal prosecutors on their evidence-sharing obligations...
  • Lawuit filed against Ontario County (NY) and district attorney (Democrat Tantillo withheld evidence)

    07/18/2008 8:53:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 194+ views
    © Copyright 2008 WHEC-TV, LLC ^ | Updated at: 07/17/2008 06:00:14 PM | By: Catherine Varnum
    the first steps have been taken to file a lawsuit against Ontario County and its district attorney. It stems from a case involving a Greece engineer who was acquitted of putting in faulty septic systems and Walter Casper, who is now serving time for his wife's murder. “I know the DA's office in Ontario County didn't present all the information that was out there and available.” Defense attorney Mark Young has piles and piles of paperwork from that case. His client, engineer Dave Simpson of Greece, was charged with six counts of filing a false instrument. Young was determined to...
  • DNA could clear 'Satanic' triple murder teenagers

    11/04/2007 12:37:28 PM PST · by 49th · 28 replies · 647+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/07 | Paul Harris
    The horrific crime shocked a nation. Three young boys, cub scouts, were tied up, murdered and their naked bodies dumped in a drainage ditch. As a Deep South community bayed for justice, attention focused on a group of misfit teenagers, heavy metal fans accused of killing the children in a Satanic ritual. The case became a sensation at a time when a 'Satanic panic' over cults was gripping 1990s America. All three were found guilty. Jason Baldwin, then 16, and Jessie Misskelley, 17, got life sentences. Damien Echols, 18, was put on death row, where he remains. Now evidence, including...
  • Kauai Prosecutors Recieve Scolding from Judge For Criminal Contempt

    07/13/2007 9:38:39 PM PDT · by Pinkerton · 35 replies · 1,329+ views
    YOUTUBE COURT TRANSCRIPTS ^ | 07.13.07 | Krstafer Pinkerton
    Kauai prosecutor Marc E. Guyot has violated the laws set forth in the State of Hawaii Constitution and the United States Constitution of America and has committed treason against the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. After a lengthy battle with crooked police and prosecutors, Krstafer Pinkerton has yet to stand trial for any of the charges Kauai police have arrested him on. On Kauai, when local police assault the citizenry, Kauai prosecutors have no choice than to conspire against the defendant rather than risking news of police abuse happening on a tourist dependant island in Hawaii called KAUAI, POLICE STATE USA
  • Charges put Rush in select group: 2

    01/04/2004 2:26:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 100 replies · 470+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/04/04 | News Wire Sdervices
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rush Limbaugh was wrong when he accused prosecutors of singling him out, but not by much. Palm Beach County prosecutors investigating the right-wing radio host for his prescription drug abuse have filed "doctor shopping" charges against one other person in the past five years, according to records. Limbaugh's lawyer said the court documents, reviewed by The Palm Beach Post yesterday, prove his client was unfairly targeted. "Rush Limbaugh has been singled out for special prosecution because of who he is," Roy Black told the paper. "We believe the state attorney's office is applying a double...