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  • Gosnell’s trial ends in heated exchange over homicide finding

    04/01/2013 11:03:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Operation Rescue staff
    PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - As the second week of testimony wrapped up in the Gosnell capital murder trial, emotions ran high as another argument broke out in court between Defense Attorney Jack McMahon and Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Collins over his decision to classify the overdose death of Karnamaya Mongar as a homicide. Gosnell has been charged with third degree murder in the death of Mongar, a 41-year old diminutive refugee from Bhutan, who died on November 19, 2009, from an overdose of Demerol during a 19-week abortion at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia “House of Horrors” abortion clinic....
  • Hasan trial to stay here at Fort Hood

    04/01/2013 3:03:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The presiding judge in United States vs. Maj. Nidal Hasan announced several pending rulings following a pretrial hearing at Fort Hood, March 20 Col. Tara Osborn denied defense requests to move the court martial away from Fort Hood and to order a change of potential panel members. **SNIP** Osborn set the next hearing in the case for April 16.
  • Zimmerman case, Crump at work

    03/25/2013 12:33:14 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 4 replies
    GZLegal website ^ | March 18, 2013 | Unknown
    The defense in the Zimmerman case has been fighting a so-far-losing battle to depose Martin family lawyer Ben Crump. He's the guy who produced "witness number 8", and provided a recording of an interview with her that had several missing portions. ABC news was also present at the interview, and has now released this recording that captures Crump's interaction with the witness. http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/mfr_exhibits/exhibit_g.mp4
  • Black Christians Silent on Philly Abortion Atrocities

    03/22/2013 12:35:05 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 22, 2013 | JP
    Adrienne Moton wept this week as she recounted her role in the mass murder of at least 10 pre-born babies. The West Philadelphia medical assistant testified during the capital murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, owner of an abortion clinic in the supposed “City of Brotherly Love.” Moton told a jury that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies, a heinous procedure even by abortion standards. She said she was ordered to do so by Gosnell, the abortion-rights equivalent of Josef Mengele. She also recalled taking a cell phone snapshot of one of the baby murder victims left...
  • Bloomberg dismisses ‘political games’ around al Qaeda suspect’s trial

    03/10/2013 4:05:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Ben Geman
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) dismissed lawmakers’ criticisms over trying a former al Qaeda spokesman in New York City as partisan politics and said he’s confident that the trial won’t present a security risk. “I suspect a lot of the controversy will be partisan controversy, part of the political games that are played in Washington,” Bloomberg told CBS. Bloomberg did not second-guess the Obama administration’s decision to try former al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court rather than taking him to Guantanamo Bay and trying him before a military tribunal. The decision has drawn attacks from...
  • The Obama Kangaroo Court…Kill American Terrorists, Try Foreign Terrorists

    03/08/2013 3:49:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-13 | Curt
    Andrew McCarthy has an excellent article today entitled "While You Weren’t Looking, Obama Kills Military Commissions" which details how, once again, Obama is bypassing laws and doing things his way: In the blink of an eye, the second Obama term has turned the clock back to the pre-9/11 days, when al-Qaeda was a law-enforcement problem, not a national-security challenge. ... the administration has never forfeited its goal of returning to the Clinton-era counterterrorism, when all terrorists were deemed defendants presumed innocent, not enemies to be quelled. Now, with the help of President Obama’s Islamist confidant, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip...
  • Trial ordered for Sandy man accused of sexually assaulting woman, her 2 children [Ex-Lds prez]

    02/10/2013 10:31:43 AM PST · by Colofornian · 39 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY-A Sandy man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and two of her children has been ordered to stand trial on the charges against him. Efrey Antonio Guzman, 47, was ordered to stand trial on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies, as well as sex abuse of a child and forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies, following a hearing on evidence against him... A 13-year-old girl told police that Guzman, a "family friend," knocked on her door May 8 when she and her older brother were home alone. When Guzman learned that the brother was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Justice Dept...reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans [No Due Process]

    02/05/2013 2:45:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/4/13 | Michael Isikoff
    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson’s trial looming - Lawyers discuss dates with judge in conference call

    01/05/2013 11:20:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Journal Standard ^ | 1/03/13 | Nick Crow
    Freeport, Ill. — Attorneys for those arrested during a Sensata plant protest and the City of Freeport spoke via conference call with Judge Jack Joyce on Wednesday to begin ironing out details for an upcoming trial date. “We’re looking at trial dates,” said City Attorney John Mitchell. “The conference that we held with the opposing counsel was to discuss three or four dates that are open over the next few months.” Lawyers are working towards a trial because the 11 protesters facing criminal trespassing charges lobbied for a trial by jury rather than agreeing to pay any fines during their...
  • House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next Congress

    12/15/2012 5:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Zack Colman
    House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next CongressBy Zack Colman - 12/15/12 04:13 PM ET House Republicans plan to put the renewable fuel standard on trial next Congress, a House Energy and Commerce Committee aide told The Hill. Committee staff is gearing up for hearings on the subject, citing recent concerns from the AAA motor club, automakers and the oil industry that the rule is pushing a high-ethanol fuel blend onto the market they say will damage cars. “If Congress observes the data, I think they will conclude we are putting the consumer at risk currently,”...
  • Imprisoned Philly priest appeals for bail in higher court

    09/13/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
    Lynn is serving 3 to 6 years in state prison after a Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty of endangering children when he was secretary for clergy under Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua. Lynn, who managed archdiocesan priests assignments, let one remain in active ministry at a Northeast Philadelphia parish in the 1990s despite concluding that he had once abused a minor. That priest, Edward Avery, later sexually assaulted a 10-year-old altar boy
  • 2 consenting adults and a cow ... Farmer's raw deal over raw milk scheduled for trial

    09/02/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A trial that has become a symbol, in Wisconsin and across the U.S., of government criminalization of farmers for providing food directly to consumers has been rescheduled for January. But the delay from the previously scheduled September court date is expected to focus even more attention on the dispute that has dragged Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger to the court’s defendant’s table in the Sauk County Circuit Court, presided over by Judge Guy Reynolds. The state’s case against the Loganville farmer has him accused of four misdemeanor counts of violating Wisconsin’s food and dairy code. Officials with the Farm to...
  • Appeal court: Lester is out (of the Zimmeman case)

    08/30/2012 8:02:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 29, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner,
    Second-degree murder suspect George Zimmerman gets a new judge. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach on Wednesday ruled that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. in Sanford went too far when, among other things, he described Zimmerman as a manipulator. It was "admittedly a close call," wrote Judge C. Alan Lawson, but Lester's actions, taken in total, would cause a reasonable person to fear that he is biased. The next step is for Circuit Judge Alan Dickey in Sanford to pick a new judge. It's expected to be Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson, 58, another felony trial judge...
  • George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias

    08/29/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-29-2012 | Abby Rogers
    George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias Abby Rogers Aug. 29, 2012, 5:24 PM They said it was a "close call," but three judges for Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled George Zimmerman deserves a new judge. Zimmerman's lawyer requested a new judge last month, saying Judge Kenneth Lester is blatantly biased against his client. Lester has steadfastly refused to step down, claiming attorney Mark O'Mara's request was "legally insufficient." But now, it looks like Lester doesn't get a choice. The Fifth Circuit ruled Lester should "enter an order of disqualification which requests the...
  • First eight jurors selected in case of Walmart customer who allegedly punched employee

    08/20/2012 8:22:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    The Batavian ^ | August 20, 2012 | Howard Owens
    The first eight members of the jury in the Jacquetta Simmons trial were selected today in an day-long session aimed at weeding out those who may not be able to fairly weigh evidence in the case. Local and regional media coverage of the 27-year-old Simmons, who allegedly punched a 70-year-old employee of Walmart on Christmas Eve, has been intense and each prospective juror was asked how he or she found out about the case.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock (WHO is paying for this!?)

    07/16/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 25 replies
    ArkTimes ^ | 16 JUL 12 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock A news release says the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, meeting in Little Rock next week, will hear from the parents of Trayvon Martin at a civil rights breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Martin is the 17-year-old black youth shot in Sanford, Fla., in a case that has drawn worldwide attention for the police's initial decision not to charge the shooter, George Zimmerman, though Martin was unarmed. Also speaking will be former Little Rock Mayor Lottie Shackelford. Awards also are planned, including to the Little Rock Nine; to Keith Jackson...
  • 9/11 accused don’t want hearings during Ramadan

    07/11/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT · by SteelToe · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 11, 2012 | Carol Rosenberg
    MIAMI — Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 attacks mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants are seeking to postpone their Aug. 8-12 hearing at Guantanamo, noting it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The trial judge, Army Col. James Pohl, set the date for the hearing in May and specifically ruled out an extension on grounds that it coincided with Islam’s fasting month. He noted in his order then that no defense lawyer at that point had raised objection to a hearing that coincided with Ramadan. But the attorneys do just that in a...
  • Book: Military feared use of terrorist's comments

    06/07/2012 1:13:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/7/2012 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON—Military prosecutors won't say whether they plan to use newly disclosed tape recordings in the upcoming trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed even though the tapes could solve the prosecution's problems with tainted evidence. A new book says Justice Department prosecutors were stunned to learn three years ago that the U.S. military had secretly tape-recorded incriminating comments that Mohammed made to fellow detainees during daily prison yard conversations but was not planning to use them at military tribunals. In "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency," journalist Daniel Klaidman says Mohammed was...
  • Female Juror Flirts With John Edwards

    05/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012
    Here’s a riddle: What comes in group of four and is the color of French’s Mustard? After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom. On Thursday the alternates – three women and one man – caused something of a stir when they showed up in matching bright yellow shirts, hardly bothering to suppress their snickering as the judge addressed the main panel of jurors. Today they are all wearing red. For nearly four weeks, 16 jurors heard all the evidence in Edwards’ case....
  • Newspaper: 4 witnesses change stories in Trayvon Martin shooting

    05/23/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | MSNBC Staff
    At least four key witnesses have changed their stories about what they saw the night George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. The report comes after state prosecutors released about half the evidence they have in their second-degree murder case against Zimmerman. The witnesses, known publicly only by numbers, first talked to Sanford police and later to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and state prosecutors Witness 2: A young woman from the Retreat at Twin Lakes community, where Martin, 17, was shot Feb. 26, first told investigators she saw two men running...
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • First the Circus and Then the 9/11 Trial

    05/10/2012 4:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Walid bin Attash used to frequent online dating sites. "Loves to travel -- sometimes at a moment's notice," bin Attash described himself before his 2003 capture. So writes former CIA veteran Jose Rodriguez in his new book, "Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives." On Saturday, bin Attash was one of five defendants charged with 2,976 counts of murder for their role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It would seem that bin Attash has grown very devout at Guantanamo Bay. His civilian attorney, Cheryl Bormann, wore a hijab and an abaya at the military pretrial...
  • Eric Holder's Hypocrisy

    05/07/2012 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Eric Holder’s incompetent team of legal minds has botched things up again. Roger Clemens is in a fight for his life, and his enemies are fierce, partisan and patently unfair. His alleged crime—making false statements to Henry Waxman in a congressional hearing-- has cost the American taxpayer tens of millions of dollars, all because in 2008, during an election year, Henry Waxman needed a high profile hearing to showboat, to garner as much publicity as possible, to allow him to bang his gavel, to feel superior, to peacock around. Waxman could have decided to focus legitimate attention on the use...
  • Edwards' daughter leaves courtroom in tears over testimony on Elizabeth Edwards

    05/03/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2012
    John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about an argument Edwards had with his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, on the day a tabloid published a story on his affair. Edwards turned to his daughter, Cate, as witness Christina Reynolds was beginning the account of the argument at the Raleigh airport. As Edwards asked if his daughter wanted to leave, Cate walked out of the room wiping her tears. She later returned to court after a recess.
  • Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trial

    04/12/2012 2:32:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/12/12 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trialBy MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press – 1 hr 5 mins ago GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards was expected inside a Greensboro, N.C., courtroom to face six criminal counts related to nearly $1 million in secret payments made by two campaign donors to help hide the married Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. The money flowed to Andrew Young, a former campaign aide...
  • When will Barack Obama call Melissa Coon? [her white son was set on fire by blacks] [media bias]

    03/27/2012 11:04:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    rightpundits.com ^ | March 26th, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    We all know how much Barack Obama likes calling people up to apologize or feign empathy with them after some tragedy. He called Sandra Fluke after the big, bad Rush Limbaugh called her mean names on his nationally syndicated radio show. Obama then called the family of Trayvon Martin this past week, several weeks after the young 17-year old African-American youth was shot and killed by a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Of course, Zimmerman claims he was being attacked and an eyewitness apparently is verifying that story. Oddly enough, about the same time of the Trayvon Martin...
  • 'Wanted Dead or Alive' poster issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/27/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 50 replies
    All Voices ^ | 23 March 2012 | Harold Michael Harvey
    new black panther party (nbpp) offers $10,000 for the murder of Zimmerman.
  • Thursday is 'Poolmageddon' for trial lawyers

    03/14/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com. ^ | 3/14/12 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama's Department of Justice -- led by Attorney General Eric Holder -- has found a new way to make the Americans with Disabilities Act pay off for Democratic trial lawyer campaign donors. Since the ADA first became law in 1990, the DOJ has been issuing "guidelines" that businesses must follow to comply with a multitude of the nation's civil rights laws. For example, if a restaurant bathroom has a light switch that is 52 inches above the floor, then that business is in compliance. But if the light switch is 53 inches above the floor, than the restaurant owner...
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran!

    02/29/2012 11:58:32 PM PST · by MeekMom · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/27/12 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran Burning Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:59 AM A supporter of the Human Rights Network group wears a mask of U.S President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck while holding the U.S flag during an anti-American rally in Karachi February 26, 2012. About 20 supporters gathered to protest and condemn the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan on February 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro) The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan website posted this report...
  • Redistricting trial to go forward as GOP decline to redraw maps (WI)

    02/23/2012 6:46:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-23-12 | Patrick Marley
    ... Republican lawmakers declined Wednesday to revisit election maps they drew last year, clearing the way for a fast-track trial on Thursday that will determine which political party has an advantage in this fall's elections. A panel of three federal judges asked legislators Tuesday morning to voluntarily consider redrawing the maps, taking into account legal challenges from Democrats and Latinos. Republicans said late that day they were willing to make changes but did not believe they had the power to do so. The court rejected that argument Wednesday morning and gave them 5 1/2 hours to say whether they would...
  • Judge: John Edwards Has Life-Threatening Condition (Trial postponed until March 26)

    01/13/2012 2:32:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2012 | Michael Biesecker
    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that will require surgery next month, his doctor told a judge presiding over Edwards' upcoming court case over possible campaign violations. A cardiologist for the 58-year-old ex-North Carolina Senator wrote two letters about his condition to Judge Catherine Eagles who talked about them Friday during a hearing to consider whether the trial would go on later this month. She delayed it until at least March 26. Edwards walked into the courtroom in Greensboro without assistance and appeared healthy. The judge requested that he be there. The judge did not give any...
  • John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition, judge says

    01/13/2012 12:19:15 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | swampsniper
    John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that requires surgery and his trial has been delayed, according to reports Friday.
  • Abortionist will be extradited to Maryland to face murder charges

    01/10/2012 7:07:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies · 2+ views
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Abortionist will be extradited to Maryland to face murder charges by Operation Rescue staff Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:19 EST Comments (0) Tags: abortion, nicola riley, operation rescue, steven brigham SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 10, 2011 (OperationRescue.org) – Abortionist Nicola Irene Riley made a brief appearance in court yesterday morning in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she waived an extradition hearing, clearing the way for her to be transported to Maryland to face murder charges. Riley was indicted last month by a Maryland grand jury on one count of first-degree...
  • Carson asked Lovette to pray with her

    12/13/2011 8:46:26 PM PST · by clawhammer · 7 replies
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | 12/13/2011 | BETH VELLIQUETTE
    Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. told a longtime friend that Eve Carson begged for her life and asked Lovette to pray with her just before he shot her five times with a handgun, according to the testimony of the friend Tuesday in Orange County Criminal Superior Court. Read more: The Herald-Sun - Carson asked Lovette to pray with her
  • Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case

    12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson
    Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse caseBy Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said. **SNIP** Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said. "Now that he's said that, unless he recants or...
  • Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx (RAT) Councilman Larry Seabrook

    12/10/2011 5:36:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/11 | Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko
    Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx Councilman Larry SeabrookProsecutors plan to retry politician BY Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, December 10 2011, 1:56 AM **SNIP** Seabrook is accused of steering City Council slush funds to nonprofits under his control to benefit himself, mistress Gloria Jones-Grant and family members, including a teenage granddaughter. Seabrook is also charged with shaking down a Bronx business that he helped to win a contract on the new Yankee Stadium. In his summation, prosecutor Brent Wible said Seabrook's family and friends got more than $600,000 in city funds from...
  • Prosecutor at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge trial says henchmen cannot shift blame to Pol Pot

    11/22/2011 4:32:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Prosecutor at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge trial says henchmen cannot shift blame to Pol PotBy Associated Press, Published: November 21 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Pol Pot’s close confederates cannot solely blame their late leader for the atrocities that took place under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime, a prosecutor at the country’s U.N.-backed genocide tribunal said Tuesday. Andrew Cayley said that like Pol Pot, the three aging former members of the regime now on trial exercised life-and-death authority over Cambodia while in power in 1975-79. “The accused cannot credibly claim they did not know and had no control over the crimes that occurred”...
  • Guilty verdict in Lululemon murder case; Jury finds Norwood guilty of first-degree murder

    11/03/2011 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Andrea Noble
    A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday evening found Brittany Norwood guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific slaying of her co-worker at the Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda. The six-day trial, which detailed a vicious killing and the dramatic twists and turns of an investigation into an elaborate cover story and a morbidly staged crime scene, ended with the jury presenting its verdict close to 7 p.m. after a little more than an hour of deliberation. As the verdict was read Wednesday night, an audible “yes” could be heard from the family of the victim, Jayna Murray. “I want no...
  • Muslim students on trial for shouting during Israeli diplomat's speech

    09/19/2011 5:28:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/11 | ap
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — Ten Muslim students broke the law by shouting down a speech by an Israeli diplomat at the University of California, Irvine, in a carefully drafted and executed plan that flouted repeated warnings by campus officials, a prosecutor said Monday. In closing arguments at the trial that stoked fierce debate about free speech, prosecutor Dan Wagner told jurors that emails among the students revealed they knew they could be arrested when they got up, one by one, and shouted pre-scripted statements to interrupt Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's talk on U.S.-Israel relations in February 2010. "The right to...
  • RSS Prosecutor says mom punished boy to get on TV

    08/23/2011 10:01:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2011 | Mary Pemberton
    A woman put hot sauce in her adopted 7-year-old son's mouth not to punish the Russian boy for lying but to come up with sensational footage to get on the "Dr. Phil" self-help TV show, a prosecutor argued Monday. -SNIP- Jessica Beagley, 36, recorded the punishment on Oct. 21, 2010 for a show segment titled "Mommy Confessions," said prosecutor Cynthia Franklin. The Anchorage woman faces misdemeanor child abuse charges stemming from the footage. The eight-minute video shows Beagley confronting her son Kristoff about misbehaving in school and lying, and then pouring hot sauce into the crying child's mouth and not...
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Man with multiple deportations, DUIs arrested

    08/19/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    North County Times (Escondito California) ^ | August 17, 2011 | Edward Sifuentes
    Police arrested a man who had been previously deported three times on suspicion of drunken driving, resisting arrest and hit-and-run, according to the Escondido Police Department. The man allegedly fled and officers chased the vehicle until it crashed into two other vehicles, injuring one person, Carter said. Flores was booked into the Vista jail on various charges, including felony hit-and-run, drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and felony evading with injury, according to police. Immigration authorities placed an immigration hold on Flores. The man had been formally deported three times and had voluntarily returned to Mexico 12...
  • 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...
  • Will Mubarak of Egypt be Hanged Like Saddam Hussein?

    08/02/2011 10:32:57 AM PDT · by pinochet · 16 replies
    8/2/11 | Pinochet
    The latest news from Egypt, is that former President Mubarak will be put on trial, for ordering the shooting of demonstrators. If he is found guilty, he will be executed. This was one of the demands that was made by the demonstrators at Tahrir Square. A news story on the coming trial: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/mubarak-trial-a-decisive-moment-for-egypt/2011/08/01/gIQAfYCNpI_story.html Do you think he will be executed like Saddam Hussein?
  • Psychiatrists testify in Arkansas soldier death case (killer Abdulhakim Muhammad)

    07/25/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/25/11 | JEANNIE NUSS
    Psychiatrists testify in Ark. soldier death caseBy JEANNIE NUSS Associated Press Originally published Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — At least two psychiatrists are expected to testify this week in the trial of a man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas. Dr. Shawn Agharkar (uh-GAR'-ker) is due back in court Monday for the trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad. Agharkar says Muhammad suffers from a delusionary disorder. A state psychiatrist who says Muhammad doesn't have a mental disease is expected to testify, too. **SNIP** He's confessed to the shooting, but...
  • New York Rep. King sends aide to Little Rock terror trial (Arkansas recruiter killer Muhammad)

    07/21/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    7/21/11
    Link only - New York Rep. King sends aide to Little Rock terror trial
  • Abdulhakim Muhammad Trial Begins Monday (Arkansas recruiter shooter has 'mental defect')

    07/16/2011 7:15:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Abdulhakim Muhammad Trial Begins MondayFriday, July 15 2011 Jury selection begins on Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court in the trial against Abdulhakim Muhammad. He is the man accused of killing Private William Long and wounding Private Quinton Ezeagwula at a Little Rock recruiting center in 2009. The state is seeking the death penalty in this case, and Muhammad could become the first person sentenced to death in the U.S. for an act of terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, although that is not the charge against him. Muhammad was born Carlos Bledsoe in Memphis. He converted to Islam...
  • Will America's fury cost Casey Anthony a fortune? Media giants drop deals

    07/12/2011 9:15:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:43 PM on 10th July 2011 | By Rachel Quigley
    She was probably already spending the money in her head as she lay in her cell patiently waiting for her imminent release. But it appears Casey Anthony needn't bother because she may not be 'cashing in' on the death of her daughter Caylee as much as was first predicted. It was thought that the accused child murderer could have raked in millions of dollars from TV appearances, interviews, penning her memoirs, a movie about the tragedy and even a career in the porn industry. And no sooner had she been acquitted on all counts except for lying to police than...