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  • DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

    10/30/2014 5:51:54 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 30, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today reported that the Department of Justice has assembled a Federal Grand jury to meet next week to hear testimony about whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights on the night that Zimmerman ultimately killed Martin in self-defense. It was only last month that the Washington Post reported that unidentified Federal law enforcement officials thought it very unlikely that federal charges would be brought against Zimmerman, due to insufficient evidence. Indeed, despite having dozens of FBI agents interview scores of people regarding Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin, not even a smidgen of racism was uncovered in...
  • George Zimmerman, Free From Jail, Can Get His Guns Back

    12/15/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | Zachary Stieber
    George Zimmerman, who is now a free man again after girlfriend Samantha Scheibe declined to press charges for an alleged domestic abuse in November, will be getting his guns and ammo back. Zimmerman vaulted into notoriety when he killed an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in Febuary 2012 in Florida. He was acquitted of wrongdoing by a jury in September 2013, but has gotten into trouble multiple times since then, such as getting pulled over for speeding three times, and after spats with both his wife and his girlfriend. Since Scheibe refused to testify against Zimmerman after initially saying Zimmerman...
  • George Zimmerman Divorce: Why Did Wife File For Separation Now?

    09/05/2013 9:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | September 5, 2013 | Megan Taros
    Not long after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his wife Shellie has filed for divorce. Attorneys said Thursday that she has not filed the paperwork yet, but will be in the coming days. She told ABC News in an interview a few days prior the divorce was on the table for she and her husband. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to perjury last month when she lied about their family income when she was bailing her husband, 29, out of jail the night of the shooting. She appeared in court without him,...
  • BREAKING: JUDGE RULES JURY CAN CONSIDER LESSER CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST ZIMMERMAN...

    07/11/2013 7:12:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 174 replies
    DRUDGE Headline: BREAKING: JUDGE ALLOWS LESSER CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER...
  • In Zimmerman's trial, it's a jury of millions

    07/05/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2013 | Tom Foreman
    When the jury emerges from deliberations days or weeks from now to render its verdict in that Florida courtroom, when the family of Trayvon Martin leans forward in breathless anticipation and when George Zimmerman stands to hear his fate, you can bet your Disney vacation the whole affair will end badly. Not because Zimmerman, on trial in the shooting death of Martin, will be found guilty or not guilty, but because millions of Americans have already made up their minds about what should happen. Large swaths of people are going to be disappointed no matter how the verdict falls. Probably...
  • Prosecutors in Zimmerman Trial Ask Jury to Disregard Comments (Too favorable towards Zimmerman)

    07/02/2013 3:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2013 | Cara Buckley
    SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman scrambled Tuesday to undo damage to their case by one of their leading witnesses, a Sanford police officer who interviewed the defendant hours after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The witness, Officer Chris Serino, testified under cross-examination on late Monday afternoon that Mr. Zimmerman seemed to be telling the truth when he said he had fired his gun in self-defense. The officer’s admission made for a dramatic moment in the trial — and was a clear boon for the defense — but drew no immediate objection from the...
  • Dark-skinned and plus-sized: The real Rachel Jeantel story (Hilarious and sad, at the same time)

    07/01/2013 2:24:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Salon ^ | June 28, 2013 | Brittney Cooper, Asst professor, Women's & Africana Studies, Rutgers
    Defense attorney Don West questions Rachel Jeantel during George Zimmerman's trial in Sanford, Fla., June 27, 2013.Trayvon Martin’s trial might be intriguing, fascinating cultural theater to some. To me, it is more akin to a cultural trauma: a continual reminder of how unsafe all those young black men that I love actually are as they move through the world — and how tenuous and torturous it would be to seek justice on their behalf. Troubled, though, by the negative characterizations of Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel, after her first day of testimony, I tuned in yesterday in a show of...
  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    06/30/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    As the trial of George Zimmerman enters its second week on Monday, it appears that the prosecution is struggling to meet the burden of proving him guilty of second-degree murder, legal analysts said. The first week of the trial featured testimony from prosecution witnesses that in many instances bolstered Mr. Zimmerman’s argument of self-defense rather than the state’s case, the analysts said. “When you are talking about state witnesses as if they are defense witnesses, that is a problem for the State of Florida,” said Diana Tennis, a prominent Orlando defense lawyer who is following the case. “And any time...
  • Key Witness Against George Zimmerman Is Hard to Understand, Harder to Believe

    06/27/2013 7:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Yesterday and today, jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial heard testimony from a key prosecution witness: Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old_friend of Trayvon Martin who was on the phone with him right before the scuffle that ended in his death. Jeantel said that Martin repeatedly complained to her about a "creepy-*ss cracker" who was following him and that she urged him to run, which he did. After the call was dropped, she said, she called him back about 20 seconds later, and he sounded tired from running. She said he told her he saw the man again, and she heard...
  • George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting

    06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 602 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
    A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court. "Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked. Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive." It sent a hush through the...
  • Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

    06/22/2013 2:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 21, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    The jurors are now selected in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman and opening statements are scheduled for Monday. Today was a ‘wrap up’ day, to resolve as any lingering issues that Judge Nelson hadn’t yet decided, and do general housekeeping in preparation for the trial. Since first examining the evidence of this case I’ve been highly skeptical of both the State’s ability to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, murder in the second degree, as well as the State’s ability to disprove, beyond a reasonable doubt, self-defense. What I’ve seen over the course of the Frye hearing and jury selection...
  • Trayvon's family has "every confidence" George Zimmerman will be convicted, family attorney says

    06/19/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CBS News' Crimesider ^ | June 19, 2013 | Erin Donaghue
    The family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin has "every confidence" that a jury will convict George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain accused in his shooting death, a family attorney said. Martin's family, including his mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin, have attended jury selection proceedings in the Seminole County criminal courthouse since they launched more than a week ago. Attorneys in the case have been whittling down a pool of potential jurors, questioning them on their exposure to news reports in the high-profile case. ---snip--- Answers from potential jurors have varied widely, from candidates who said they...
  • Trayvon Martin’s father, mother fight for his image

    06/17/2013 12:33:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Grio at MSNBC ^ | June 16, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    <p>LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 26: mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton speaks during a rally at West Los Angeles Church in Christ to mark the two-month anniversary of her son’s death as his father Tracy Martin looks on April 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The rally by civil rights groups was expected to draw prominent civil rights leaders and celebrities to address racial profiling.</p>
  • Victim of a racist vigilante or violent thug on the rampage? America seeks the truth....

    06/16/2013 5:19:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Scotland Herald ^ | June 16, 2013 | Andrew Purcell
    In order to try George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, prosecution and defence lawyers only need to find 10 citizens there who have not already made up their minds about the case. But it is proving to be difficult. Is Zimmerman a racist vigilante who stalked an unarmed teenager, then shot him dead? Or was Martin an aspiring thug who confronted a man on neighbourhood watch, smashed his head against the pavement and reached for his gun? These competing narratives have been debated so intensely by the American media that this has become one of the most closely-watched...
  • Attorney for Trayvon Martin family says teen not the one on trial

    06/12/2013 8:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2013 | Serafin Gomez
    Attorneys quickened the pace in jury selection Wednesday in the George Zimmerman trial, as a lawyer for the family of Trayvon Martin stressed the teenager Zimmerman is accused of murdering was not the one on trial. ---snip--- Juror B-35, a middle-aged black man who owns vending machines, described protests last year over Martin's shooting as "saber-rattling." He wondered why there weren't protests over the fatal shootings of other African-American men in Sanford, the Orlando suburb where Martin was killed in February 2012. He also said he believed Zimmerman deserved his day in court. "I think they politicized it and made...
  • Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

    06/09/2013 8:19:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 9, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    A Badly Mismatched Battle of the Experts We covered yesterday’s testimony of the state witnesses at length here, so no point in going over that again. Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the expert witness testimony of two more of the defense expert witnesses–Dr. J.P. (Peter) French and Dr. George Doddington. Their testimony today, in combination with Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone’s expert witness testimony last Thursday, seems devastating to the testimony and credibility of the state’s expert witnesses, Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan R. Reich. Even based merely on their relative training and experience the defense expert...
  • Does 911 tape prove George Zimmerman acted in self-defense? Experts claim they are HIS screams...

    06/08/2013 2:43:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2013 | James Nye and other staff
    * Exclusive ABC News evaluation reveals that the voice heard screaming for help on 911 call is George Zimmerman and not Trayvon Martin * Attorney had yesterday requested confidential testimony as some witnesses said they were concerned for their safety * But judge rejected request after arguments from media and prosecutors * Zimmerman's trial for 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin starts next weekAn independent audio expert believes that George Zimmerman is most likely the harrowing voice screaming for help in the crucial 911 call made seconds before Trayvon Martin was shot dead. As attorney's convene back in court in Florida...
  • Does 911 tape prove George Zimmerman acted in self-defense? Experts claim they are HIS screams

    06/07/2013 4:44:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | June 7, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and James Nye
    An independent audio expert believes that George Zimmerman is most likely the harrowing voice screaming for help in the crucial 911 call made seconds before Trayvon Martin was shot dead. As attorney's convene back in court in Florida today to continue a hearing to determine whether jurors will even listen to the phone call - this new revelation significantly bolsters Zimmerman's claim of self-defense. ABC News exclusively obtained a sample of the distressing emergency call - which could prove pivotal once the trial of 29-year-old Zimmerman begins - and sent it to Kent Gibson of Forensic Audio. In his expert...
  • Poll: Would You Donate Money to George Zimmerman's Case Fund? Attorneys say there's only $5,000 left

    06/03/2013 2:53:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | May 31, 2013 | Staff
    With less than two weeks until his trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, lawyers for George Zimmerman say there is only $5,000 left in his defense fund. Defense attorneys announced on Zimmerman's website that they're seeking more money for the upcoming trial. They have raised and spent about $400,000 up to this point. Will low funds affect Zimmerman's right to a fair trial? Take our poll on the right and let us know what you think....
  • Author of The Law of Self Defense to cover Zimmerman trial at Legal Insurrection

    06/03/2013 1:08:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 2, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    The jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin starts a week from tomorrow, assuming no unexpected delays. On Friday I posted some of our prior entries on how the racial narrative of the case, as well as pontification by the Martin family attorneys and many others about the lack of injury to Zimmerman, has not held up, Zimmerman trial pre-preview reader. I’m pleased to let readers know that Andrew Branca, the author of classic The Law of Self Defense (2nd Edition going to print very soon, pre-order here) will be leading the coverage...
  • Zimmerman’s Attorney: If Jury Rules Trayvon Was Aggressor, Is That A ‘Loss For Civil Rights’?

    06/02/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 1, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Following a judge’s ruling on Tuesday to not admit elements of Trayvon Martin‘s past, including drug use and prior incidents of fighting, as evidence in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, CNN’s Victor Blackwell interviewed Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara on this decision’s potential ramifications to the defense’s argument, especially given the loaded racial connotations of the case. “Parks and Crump,” Blackwell asked, referencing the Dickensian-named law firm representing Martin’s family, “have said a lot about how this is a landmark in justice as it relates to African Americans, and racial injustice. How do you keep this trial limited to a...
  • Local 6 launches app for George Zimmerman case: Users can watch live video, follow Tony on Twitter

    04/28/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 22, 2013
    When the George Zimmerman case dominates the local and national news, one of the places you'll be able to get in-depth information will be in the palm of your hand! Download the Local 6 News Zimmerman Case app now. This breakthrough app will take you inside the courtroom of one of the most captivating criminal trials in Central Florida -- The People vs. George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Not only will the app allow you in-depth information on the case, it will also provide unlimited access into the trial. Its features include livestreaming from inside the courtroom...
  • In letter, George Zimmerman’s mother says justice system ‘failed’ her family

    04/14/2013 2:52:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NBC News' The Grio ^ | April 13, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    On the anniversary of her son’s arrest in the killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin, Gladys Zimmerman wrote an open letter criticizing the justice system that she says failed her family. The letter from the mother of George Zimmerman, who faces trial in June in the fatal shooting of Martin, was written in Spanish and was translated and posted to the Twitter account of her older son, Robert Zimmerman Jr. on April 11th, one year after the younger Zimmerman, 29 and a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was charged with second degree murder for killing Martin. The initial decision by Sanford,...
  • Authorities still don't know what's on Trayvon Martin's cellphone

    11/24/2012 7:14:10 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 51 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 24, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    Despite all the investigation, public outrage and scrutiny over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, at least one major piece of evidence has not yet been thoroughly analyzed: his cellphone. Police found it at the scene the night Trayvon was shot, its battery dead. Authorities tried but failed to download data from the phone, then asked his father, Tracy Martin, for the security code so they could unlock it. They didn't get the code and turned the phone over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. A crime-lab specialist there had only limited success accessing the messages, photos and other...
  • Trayvon Martin case's Judge Lester makes misstep about Zimmerman bond

    06/04/2012 11:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 4, 2012 | Radell Smith
    The Trayvon Martin case's Judge Lester has made a judicial misstep about the George Zimmerman bond revocation. And it's a misstep which only serves to increase the racial tensions in the country, unnecessarily. Judge Lester contends that the Trayvon Martin shooter’s bond had to be revoked because the suspect lied during his first bond hearing about the state of his finances, and that his wife, Shellie, did too, telling the court that the two were practically broke, which led to a $150,000 bail instead of the $1 million sought by the prosecution. But the judge isn’t giving the public all...
  • Could the mob have been wrong on Trayvon Martin?

    05/18/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.</p>
  • Will Zimmerman Have Special Hearing For Self-Defense Claim? SYG Hearing Held Before Trial

    04/25/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WESH-TV ^ | April 25, 2012
    SANFORD, Fla. -- The lawyer for the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin said it's too soon to know it they'll claim self-defense under the Stand Your Ground law. In Florida, if a person is charged with murder and is able to prove Stand Your Ground, then the case will never see trial, and experts said that is what they feel Zimmerman and his team will try and to prove. Zimmerman will have a special immunity hearing before the case ever goes to trial. At Zimmerman's bond hearing on Friday, one of the lead investigators said they did not know...
  • Stop California bullet train, state's top analyst urges

    04/17/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 44/17/12 | Mike Rosenberg
    The state's top analyst has urged lawmakers to pull the emergency brake on California's $68 billion bullet train, saying the recently revised plan carries way too much risk of failure. The Legislative Analyst's Office report released late Tuesday may give the Legislature political cover if it decides to ax the polarizing rail line as it begins debating whether to approve high-speed rail Wednesday.
  • Joran van der Sloot to Begin Peru Murder Trial

    01/05/2012 5:09:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/5/12 | AP
    Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year prison sentence for Van der Sloot on murder and theft charges in a trial that will be held at Lima's Lurigancho prison. He is accused of murdering Flores with "ferocity and great cruelty," and prosecutors say he also stole 600 soles, about $220, from the victim. The handsome, garrulous Dutchman, a staple of true-crime TV shows for years after Holloway's disappearance, has in several interviews described himself as a pathological liar. He's been in custody after his arrest in neighboring Chile just days after Flores' death. Van der Sloot shares a cell with a Mexican...
  • Schwalier Files Lawsuit

    02/15/2011 8:17:16 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 1 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 14 Feb. 2011 | Rebecca Grant
    Feb. 14, 2011—Retired Brig. Gen. Terryl Schwalier has filed suit in US District Court in a bid to reverse a punishment he received after the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing. Named as defendants in their official capacities are Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. Schwalier was commander of the 4404th Wing (Provisional) at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, when terrorists attacked base housing at Khobar Towers on June 25, 1996. Nineteen airmen died and 240 more were injured in a massive truck bomb blast. Three Air Force investigations found Schwalier had significantly improved base security during his tenure as...
  • (Tom) DeLay jurors warned to focus on case - "too many unrelated questions" (legal decision today?)

    11/24/2010 8:29:08 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 23, 2010, 7:31PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Jurors considering the political money laundering case against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Tuesday delved deep into the evidence, but asked so many legal questions that the judge warned them that they were getting off track... DeLay had with him a copy of Empire of the Summer Moon, a recent nonfiction book about the Comanche people and their famed chief, Quanah Parker, and a TouchPoint Bible that allows readers to find Scripture relevant to their lives. "No demons, nor angels nor DAs can keep you separated from the love of Jesus Christ," DeLay said, playing off of...
  • Birther Army Doc Waives Hearing, Court Martial Likely To Move Ahead

    06/09/2010 12:06:14 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 153 replies · 513+ views
    TPM ^ | 7/9/10 | Justin Elliot
    The group backing Birther Army Doctor Terrence Lakin as he makes his way through the military justice system announced today that Lakin is waiving a preliminary hearing that was set for Friday. Lt. Col. Lakin refused orders on the grounds that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president. It is now up to Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, Military District of Washington Commander, to decide if the case will go to trial, said Chuck Dasey, spokesman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where Lakin is assigned. The American Patriot Foundation said in a press release: Saying that the...
  • DECORATED ARMY DOCTOR LTC TERRY LAKIN WAIVES PRELIMINARY HEARING

    06/09/2010 12:40:42 PM PDT · by rxsid · 172 replies · 344+ views
    safeguardourconstitution ^ | 6/10/2010 | American Patriot Foundation
    "DECORATED ARMY DOCTOR LTC TERRY LAKIN WAIVES PRELIMINARY HEARING AND ANNOUNCES NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO HEARING WILL NOT PROCEED ON JUNE 11, 2010 Washington, D.C., June 9, 2010. Saying that the Army has made it “impossible for me to present a defense” at the Article 32 “preliminary hearing” previously scheduled for June 11, 2010, Lt. Colonel Terrence Lakin has officially waived –cancelled—that proceeding. Therefore, the case will move inexorably on to a General Court Martial. The punishment for the charges filed against LTC Lakin carry a maximum term of four years in the penitentiary. Lakin expects the trial to be held...
  • UPDATE:Metra Director Pagano Throws Himself Front Of Train Sources Say[Feds Durbin Probe Rail Boss]

    05/07/2010 9:40:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 125 replies · 3,146+ views
    SunTimes ^ | May 7, 2010 | MICHAEL SNEED
    Embattled Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, under investigation by his own agency for financial issues, threw himself in front of a Metra train this morning and was killed, sources said. It happened in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake just after 8 a.m.
  • Ark. man convicted of killing 3 boys takes stand

    09/26/2008 6:01:04 AM PDT · by LuxMaker · 8 replies · 547+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 25, 2008 | Associated Press
    JONESBORO, Ark. - A man who has spent nearly 15 years in prison after being convicted of killing three suburban Memphis boys took the stand for the first time Thursday, insisting that he was innocent and that his lawyers ignored his alibis.
  • Haditha Bombshell: Pentagon Had Secret Committee

    03/26/2008 2:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 5,404+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 26, 2008 | Philip V. Brennan
    A shadow legal body was set up by the Defense Department to manipulate the prosecutions of U.S. Marines accused of massacring Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005. That’s the bombshell disclosure from the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm that is representing one of the accused Marines, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani. And it could prove to be the most damning piece of evidence showing the political motivations behind the ongoing prosecutions of the Haditha Marines. “The hysteria and media firestorm over Abu Ghraib and the Pat Tillman investigations led to fear of a similar media reaction...
  • Political Correctness is Destroying Our Military

    05/11/2007 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 38 replies · 2,030+ views
    On the 60th anniversary of VJ-Day in 2005, Marine Capt. Randy Stone, a military lawyer serving in Iraq, became a presidential poster boy. Capt. Stone's two grandfathers fought at Iwo Jima, so President Bush, in a celebratory speech, turned the whole family into a gold-braided rhetorical flourish to depict the continuity of American character and courage from one war to another. "Captain Stone proudly wears the uniform just as his grandfathers did at Iwo Jima," said Mr. Bush. "He's guided by the same convictions they carried into battle. He shares the same willingness to serve a cause greater than himself......
  • (BP Agent)Ramos Sent to Inappropriate Facility

    02/09/2007 4:11:37 PM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies · 1,335+ views
    The NBPC has received information that Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos was sent to a Bureau of Prisons Facility he has no business being in. The facility located in Yazoo City, Mississippi also houses a large contingent of Mexican gang members. The gang members originally were housed in Beaumont, Texas but were transferred to Yazoo City after causing disturbances in Beaumont. Each shift has only 2 Correctional Officers assigned to it, and the Mexican gang members are effectively running the prison 16 hours per day. Interviews of inmates at the facility where Agent Ramos was beaten began Tuesday evening at...
  • Defense team wants rape evidence quickly

    05/16/2006 4:39:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 135 replies · 2,015+ views
    Herald Sun (Durham NC) ^ | May 15, 2006 : 10:56 pm ET | By Ray Gronberg : The Herald-Sun
    DURHAM -- Lawyers for accused Duke lacrosse player Reade Seligmann want a judge to hold hearings Thursday on whether to compel police and prosecutors to turn over the evidence they've compiled while investigating the alleged gang rape. The motions have to be heard now because there's a risk that evidence that could exonerate Seligmann "will spoil if not preserved properly," lawyers Kirk Osborn and Ernest Conner said. They said that could happen due to political pressure Durham officials might be putting on investigators. Seligmann's defense team
  • Report: PD Said Accuser Was Not Credible

    05/08/2006 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Locomotive Breath · 313 replies · 3,434+ views
    ABC11TV ^ | 5/8/2006
    [snip] A committee said Monday that Duke University administration was slow in addressing the alleged rape involving members of the lacrosse team. It said key administrators relied too heavily on initial reports from Durham police that the alleged victim "kept changing her story and was not credible." [snip]
  • U.S. soldier sentenced to three years (Iraqi Mercy Killing)

    12/10/2004 11:35:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 277 replies · 4,334+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 12/11/04 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A U.S. soldier was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday. Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., also received a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of wages and a dishonorable discharge.[snip]The charges relate to the Aug. 18 killing of a 16-year-old Iraqi male found in a burning truck with severe abdominal wounds sustained during clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City, an impoverished neighborhood that was the scene of fierce fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite rebels loyal to anti-U.S....
  • SEAL on Trial

    10/14/2004 9:28:16 PM PDT · by Criminal Number 18F · 16 replies · 605+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | October 13, 2004 | Milt Silverman
    SEAL on trial Questionable handling of a questionable case By Milt Silverman October 13, 2004 In death, terrorist Manadel al-Jamadi inflicted far more damage on the United States than he ever could have hoped for in life. News reports from around the world, quoting American sources, claim al-Jamadi died as a result of a blood clot in his brain caused by a "butt stroke" inflicted by a Navy SEAL. Government spokesmen recently announced several members of SEAL Team 7 have been charged with abusing enemy prisoners. I represent one of the team's members. I am speaking on his behalf. There...
  • Air Force railroading its own pilots?

    01/03/2003 4:22:58 AM PST · by The Duke · 64 replies · 305+ views
    Self | Jan 03, 2003 | The Duke
    Lately, if you've been paying close attention, you will have noticed minor news coverage of two US pilots, involved in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, which resulted in the unfortunate deaths of four Canadian soldiers, being hung out to dry by their/our own US government. U.S. Air Force Pilots Charged Criminal charges have been brought against two U.S. Air Force pilots responsible for the friendly fire bombing of Canadians in Afghanistan in April 2002. Four Canadian soldiers were killed and eight others injured when a U.S. F-16 fighter jet dropped a bomb on the Canadian soldiers who were on...
  • America First Party Resolutions on James A. Traficant

    08/12/2002 8:58:19 AM PDT · by RFP · 25 replies · 371+ views
    America First Party National Convention ^ | August 10, 2002 | Daniel Jay Charles
    There are two resolutions concerning "Jimmy the Rugless" on the AFP's new website: Resolution of Invitation to Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. and Resolution of Outrage at the Jailing of Congressman James A. Traficant Resolution of Invitation to Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (Adopted by unanimous vote of the America First National Committee on June 26, 2002) Whereas, James A. Traficant, Jr., a uniquely independent member of the US House of Representatives from the state of Ohio, promotes in both word and deed public policies supported by the membership of the America First Party and enunciated in the Principles of...