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  • Another Baltimore Show Trial Commences

    05/13/2016 8:21:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    It’s quite as if the Black Lives Matter movement was running the city and the judicial system.
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stands by Her Story

    04/02/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | April 2, 2014 | William D. Cohan
    In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University, who worked as a stripper and an escort, accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team — Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans — of raping her at an off-campus party. The case captivated the country, with the media breathlessly reporting the statements of prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was later fired, disbarred and imprisoned for 24 hours, and then those of the players' defense attorneys in a seemingly endless loop of contradictions. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said there was "no credible...
  • The next Trayvon case about to explode?

    01/27/2014 7:59:51 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/27/2014 | unknown
    A racially charged shooting incident in North Carolina with eerie parallels to the Trayvon Martin drama has ended in the same way – with a jury refusing to hand state authorities the politically pressured charges they sought against the shooter. In a decision angering the NAACP and other civil-rights activists clamoring for “justice,” a Charlotte grand jury has declined to indict Charlotte Police Officer Randall Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man who refused to obey orders to stop after police responded to a robbery call.
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • Eric Holder to speak about Zimmerman case in D.C., Fla.

    07/15/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/13 | William Branigin
    With the acquittal of George Zimmerman continuing to reverberate nationwide, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to address the matter Monday in a speech to a predominantly African American sorority. Holder is the featured speaker at the social action luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its 1913 founding by 22 women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Holder travels to Florida to address the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando, a short drive from the Sanford, Fla., courthouse where Zimmerman was found not guilty
  • AP: Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

    07/14/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 275 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.
  • Day 21 (Week #5) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/09/2013 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2,663 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 9, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 9th, is DAY #21 (of 5th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Yesterday was the first full day of defense witnesses. Perhaps the most significant of the first set were the two police officers who stated Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, said on 2/28/12 the cries for help on the 911 calls were NOT Trayvon. Later in the day Tracy Martin took the stand and essentially said the two detectives were lying. A great analysis of the events from yesterday is available HERE. What additionally strikes as important to us is the first signs of desperation from...
  • Day 19 (Week #4) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/05/2013 4:54:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2,993 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 5, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 5th, is DAY #19 (of 4th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. The State is expected to wrap up their case today – A great recap of the trial so far is available HERE: The key witness today expected to be Sybrina Fulton, mom. Great Expectations? Remember, as y’all have noted during the 15+ months of research, there is so much corruption in the assembly of this case we could expect the State to avoid the traditional witnesses brought by normal prosecutions. We have not been disappointed in our predictions. The state has already won a...
  • WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman

    07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Florida’s thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJ’s Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a “referendum” on racial privilege in America. “There’s a word for a trial that is held as a referendum – it’s a show trial,” Taranto said. “We don’t do show trials in this country.” “Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that...
  • George Zimmerman judge blocks evidence of Trayvon's alleged marijuana use, past fighting

    05/28/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    With just two weeks remaining before his trial, George Zimmerman's attorneys returned to court this morning for an important pre-trial hearing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson has been be asked to decide a long list of issues, things that will determine how the trial plays out and what jurors will see and hear.
  • McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'

    05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."
  • George Zimmerman trial: State wants testimony about Travyon Martin's personal life excluded

    05/13/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2013 | Susan Jacobsen
    The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case has asked a judge to prohibit testimony about shooting victim Trayvon Martin's personal life, including whether he had been suspended from school, used marijuana or been in a fight. The information is irrelevant and would prejudice a jury, the state contends in the motion, filed late Friday. The motion also asks the judge to disallow: •Screen names used by Trayvon on social media. •The fact that he wore or owned a set of gold teeth. •The contents of text messages received or sent by Trayvon before Feb. 26, the day he died....
  • No Way To Treat A Dictator

    08/03/2011 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2011 | Staff
    Rule Of Law: What does it say about the prospects for democracy in Egypt when its military rulers put former dictator Hosni Mubarak, caged and on a gurney, through a show trial? Very little, if history is any guide. The Arab world is cringing with apprehension at the hasty, desperate trial of the former despot, who until February ruled Egypt with an iron hand for 30 years. It's not that the charges against Mubarak — corruption and violence against protestors — are likely false. It's that this trial has all the earmarks of mob-pleasing revanchism that will shake citizens' trust...
  • DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    11/24/2010 3:18:25 PM PST · by Non-Sequitur · 322 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 11/24/10 | Unknown
    For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: guilty on both money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The slightly-less-than-humble DeLay lost his majority leadership in Congress after the indictment came down, but he has maintained his claims that this case was politically motivated throughout the entire process right up to defense attorney Dick DeGuerin's closing arguments. The jury clearly didn't buy...
  • DeLay trial will not be moved (will be in Austin)

    08/26/2010 2:41:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/25/2010
    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, will be tried on money laundering charges in Austin, a Texas judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling came as part of pretrial hearings during which DeLay argued he should be tried in Houston, near his home, because the case involves election matters, the Austin American-Statesman reported. His attorney, Dick DeGuerin also argued DeLay could not get a fair trial in Travis County. "I know there's negative feeling about Tom DeLay -- and it's strong," Senior District Judge Pat Priest said, adding DeLay could get a fair trial nonetheless....
  • Better Than Primetime Television: Toyota Takes the Fall

    02/25/2010 6:47:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 903+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    The Toyota show trials are more like an episode of Judge Judy than an actual investigation by Congressional committees. Sitting in for the esteemed TV judge is a cadre of Democrats who are interest in nailing Big Business and protecting union constituencies can barely be hidden behind a wall of teary witnesses and flimsy conspiracy theories. Before members of Congress even questioned CEO Akin Toyoda, they gave lengthy statements that accused Toyota of hiding evidence of malfunctions and endangering drivers. Then came the tear-jerking testimony of traumatized Toyota owners, the eleventh-hour departure of a Democratic congresswoman on the Committee after...
  • Taliban to execute US soldier if Aafia not released

    02/05/2010 9:46:32 PM PST · by Velveeta · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Pak Tribune ^ | 2/5/2010 | PakTribune
    PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban on Thursday demanded the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who has been convicted by the US court on charges of her alleged attempt to murder US soldiers in Afghanistan, and threatened to execute an American soldier they were holding currently. They claimed Aafia Siddiqui’s family had approached the Taliban network through a Jirga of notables, seeking their assistance to put pressure on the US to provide her justice. “Being Muslims, it becomes our religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges,” said a...
  • Filmmaker Who Targeted ACORN Arrested in Alleged Senate Phone Scheme

    01/26/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 434 replies · 19,857+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/25/10
    Developing ... James O'Keefe, of ACORN sting video fame, and three other suspects have been arrested by the FBI for interfering with LA Senator Landrieu's phone system on federal property.
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/01/21/2010-01-21_lady_al_qaedas_lawyers_angry_over_extra_security_checks_at_court_where_shes_on_t.html#ixzz0dKS2tvgx