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  • In Baltimore, the Mayor finally throws Marilyn Mosby under the bus

    10/01/2016 2:24:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | October 1, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Two prominent women with both powerful influence and considerable political ambition were in the eye of the media storm all through the Freddie Gray trials in Baltimore these past couple of years. One was Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who famously held the police back to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that” as rioters were burning down her city. The other was state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Married to Baltimore City Council member and recent mayoral candidate Nick Mosby, she’s one half of a power couple who shared lofty goals for political prominence. Unfortunately, she’s also the same...
  • Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial

    09/30/2016 4:54:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Orgonian (Oregon Live) ^ | September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM | Maxine Bernstein
    Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM, updated September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM The Rev. Franklin Graham testified Thursday that he flew his own plane from North Carolina to Oregon in February to try to save lives, concerned about the four holdouts occupying a federal wildlife sanctuary as well as the FBI agents trying to get them to surrender. With no formal training, Graham said he relied...
  • Judge denies 5-week delay in Trump University trial

    09/17/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/16/2016 | AP
    SAN DIEGO A federal judge in San Diego has denied Donald Trumps request for a five-week delay to a trial to determine whether the now-defunct Trump University defrauded customers. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled Thursday that the trial will begin Nov. 28, as previously scheduled.
  • Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

    08/28/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2016 | Benjamin Weiser
    The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench in Federal District Court in Manhattan, it was his only criminal jury trial. He is far from alone. Judge J. Paul Oetken, in half a decade on that bench, has had four criminal trials, including one that was repeated after a jury deadlocked. For Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who has handled some of...
  • Hillary Trial vs Salem Trials

    07/20/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 12 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Q- What's the difference between Hillary's trial last night, and the Salem witch trials? A- This time they got a real witch!!
  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Grays death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Grays death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...

    06/27/2016 10:40:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 66 replies ^ | June 26, 2016 | Richard Saunders
    Ashe was due in court Monday with his Chinese businessman co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, who is charged with smuggling $4.5 million into the US since 2013 and lying that it was to buy art and casino chips. Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration. (Ng was not charged with any crime.) Ng and Trie had visited the White House several times for Democratic fund-raising events and were photographed with then-President Bill Clinton...
  • D.C. Circuit: CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud

    06/21/2016 12:57:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | 6-21-16 | American Freedom Law Center
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial courts ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate courts ruling is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims. In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging...
  • Bill Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges

    05/24/2016 12:06:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2016 | Chris Spargo For
    Bill Cosby is heading to trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago. The disgraced comedian, 78, learned the news inside a Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday after Montgomery County prosecutors spent the morning presenting their case to the judge and laying out why they believe they have enough evidence to send the case to trial. Cosby decided to waive his right to a formal arraignment after the judge's decision, which would have taken place on July 20. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his mansion in January 2004 and is...
  • Travesty in Baltimore, Next Chapter: Officer Acquitted in Second Freddie Gray Trial

    05/23/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    nationalreview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The officer should not have been charged in the first place. The second officer to be tried in the Baltimore prosecutions arising out of Freddie Grays death in April 2015 has been acquitted in a bench trial. The case against the officer, Edward Nero, was among the most inane brought by the incompetent, race-baiting prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby. As weve previously recounted, Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in custody in a police van. Back in December, the first officer to be tried, William G. Porter, got a mistrial after a hung jury and is to be retried...
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...
  • A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III (a new constitutional argument to seize guns alert)

    05/04/2016 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Justin Curmi
    The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights. In addition, one's mental capacity is a major factor in deciding whether a man or woman has the right to have a firearm.
  • 'I'm only on trial because Israeli leaders fear the world'

    04/11/2016 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/16
    The full testimony of the IDF soldier who last month shot dead a wounded Arab terrorist in Hevron reveals the reasons he decided to shoot the attacker, who mere minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. On Monday night Channel 2 published the transcription of the soldier's testimony, which details his concerns that the terrorist was moving to detonate a hidden bomb belt - other soldiers at the scene, a Magen David Adom (MDA) investigative committee and a CID officer have all confirmed that concerns of a bomb belt had not been ruled out. The soldier,...
  • DA asks to postpone Twin Peaks biker's trial

    01/27/2016 6:56:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 1-26-16 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna is asking to postpone a Feb. 29 trial setting in the first Twin Peaks shootout case, saying that analysis of some evidence likely won’t be completed for a year. In a 19-page motion for continuance filed late Tuesday afternoon, Reyna asked 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson to postpone the engaging in organized criminal activity trial of Matthew Alan Clendennen, 30, a member of the Scimitars motorcycle group from Hewitt. Clendennen was arrested the day of the shootout that left nine people dead and at least 20 others wounded. "As our Legislature has mandated,...
  • Gary Condit accused of lying - for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy

    01/09/2016 2:16:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/08/16 | AP
    Gary Condit accused of lying during trial for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy A lawyer for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy said on Friday that former California Congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to Levy, misled the jury when he testified during the man's trial. Ingmar Guandique's attorney Eugene Ohm made the allegation during a court hearing ahead of Guandique's scheduled March re-trial. Ohm said that notes of an interview that authorities did with Condit after Levy's disappearance show that Condit, a Democrat who served in Congress from 1989 to 2003,...
  • Baltimore finds cop arrests fueled by riots and media moralizing tough to turn into convictions

    12/21/2015 7:13:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Hung jury. No one is sure what happens now Back when the death of Freddie Gray was a recent development and the riots were still paralyzing the city of Baltimore, it seemed to us that Marilyn Mosby was acting more like a political celebrity than she was like a prosecutor. When people riot and demand certain decisions by a prosecutor, the prosecutor is not supposed to take her marching orders from the rioters. She’s supposed to operate based on the evidence. So when Mosby charged six Baltimore cops in Gray’s death, it certainly appeared at the time like she was...
  • Have the Freddie Gray trials been essentially derailed?

    12/19/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | December 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the frantic activity going on this week I didn’t get the opportunity to revisit the long running saga of the Freddie Gray trials, currently unfolding in the burned out remains of Charm City. As we previously discussed, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the decision to not only move forward quickly with charges against six officers involved in Gray’s arrest, but got the trials started in almost breathtakingly short order. This week, the first trial against Officer William Porter (who faced some of the lightest charges) ended in a mistrial. The jury had come back to the judge...
  • Judge holds off on release of GABs very embarrassing records

    10/17/2015 10:53:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-16-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 263 of 262 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The public will have to wait for trial to see the brunt of hot documents attorneys have said will be very embarrassing to the state Government Accountability Board. On Thursday, Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. opted against lifting the protective order on 181 pages of records from a lawsuit alleging the GAB overstepped its authority at taxpayer expense in driving a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker. Dreyfus said the documents would probably come out...
  • Judge sets trial for RICO claims against Clintons

    05/29/2015 11:33:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 5/29/15
    A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial for January for a case charging Bill and Hillary Clinton with RICO violations. **SNIP** According to Klayman, the Clintons, through mail and wire fraud and false statements, misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Hillary Clintons involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices. Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nations march to producing atomic weapons, according to Klayman. The claim also explains Klayman...
  • Courts-martial to begin this week in USS Wyoming shower case

    05/29/2015 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Statrs ans Stripes ^ | May 25, 2015 | Stephen Beardsley
    Three sailors are scheduled for court-martial in Florida this week on charges related to making and sharing videos of female officers and midshipmen showering aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming. ~snip~ The episode has been an embarrassment for the Navy as it integrates women into its submarine branch, one of the last communities in the service still largely restricted to men. The Wyoming, based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., was one of the first ballistic submarines integrated with female officers when the process began in 2011.
  • Man accused of killing Chicago officer and ex-CHA officer to stand trial

    04/27/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04/26/2015 | Rummana Hussain
    News Man accused of killing cop and ex-CHA officer to stand trial Posted: 04/26/2015, 12:25pm | Rummana Hussain Opening statements are expected Monday in the trial of a South Side man accused of killing a Chicago Police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop. Timothy Herring, a 19-year-old parolee at the time of the double murder Nov. 26, 2010, allegedly told his friends that he killed two polices because he didnt want to go back to jail. Authorities said Herring, fitted with an ankle bracelet, opened fire when he returned to the scene of a burglary hed committed hours...
  • Police: Tsarnaev relatives moved from hotel

    04/25/2015 6:19:51 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies ^ | April 25, 2015 |
    The family of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were moved Saturday from the Revere, Massachusetts, hotel they had been staying at since arriving in Boston this week. Revere police confirmed Saturday that the family had moved from the Hampton Inn on Route 1A, but could provide no further information. The FBI declined to comment on the move on Saturday, citing security concerns and the ongoing trial.
  • (Socialist) Councilmember Sawant tells judge shell represent herself at trial

    02/28/2015 4:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 2/19/15 | Natasha Chen
    SEATAC, Wash. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant told a SeaTac municipal court judge Thursday that she will represent herself in an upcoming trial for disorderly conduct prompted by her arrest in November during a protest. On Nov. 19, Sawant and three others were arrested for not leaving a roadway during a protest against big airlines for not paying their workers a living wage. Of those arrested, Sawant, Socrates Bravo and John Helmiere appeared together before a judge for a pretrial hearing. A judge exonerated their bail amounts.
  • Jury seated for trial of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's alleged killer

    02/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PST · by deport · 15 replies
    Fox News - AP ^ | February 10, 2015
    STEPHENVILLE, Texas A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper," with the judge estimating no more than two dozen people were dismissed from service because of publicity about the case. Ten women and two men will serve as jurors for Eddie Ray Routh's trial, which starts Wednesday with opening statements. Routh, a former Marine, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of 38-year-old Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, 35-year-old Chad Littlefield. Kyle and Littlefield were trying to help Routh when...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Patients pain ends Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland

    12/11/2014 12:55:36 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies ^ | 12/11/2014 3 minutes ago Patients pain ends Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland 3 minutes ago "A CLINICAL trial of an Ebola vaccine has finished early after some patients started complaining of joint pain. The trial was stopped a week early in all 59 volunteers as a measure of precaution, the University of "
  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured on the battlefield into hibernation

    11/26/2014 8:33:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-26-14 | Mark Prigg
    US Special Forces working with James Cook University in Australia. Drug aims to raise the heart and blood pressure into a 'survival window' low enough to reduce blood loss, but high enough to prevent brain injury. Human trials expected to begin within a year.
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Witnesses, attorneys forbidden from saying 'Navy SEALS' at silencers trial

    10/24/2014 4:55:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 22, 2014 | Craig Whitlock
    Witnesses, attorneys and even the judge took special care not to let the phrase "Navy SEALs" pass their lips during a federal criminal trial in Alexandria this week, further cloaking an already mysterious case involving the purchase of hundreds of unmarked rifle silencers for the military. Instead, people involved in the trial referred obliquely to "the program," "operators" and "other entities in the government" when discussing who might have wanted to use the silencers, which were acquired through a classified Navy contract. On Wednesday, a key defense witness was interrupted almost immediately after he introduced himself as the weapons accessory...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • Thomas Eric Duncan (Ebola) should be tried and executed for premeditated murder

    10/01/2014 7:51:35 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 83 replies
    Stories on Duncan's actions and itinerary | 1 October 2014 | Mene
    Thomas Eric Duncan should be indicted for premeditated murder, tried and executed. News sources now say this man carried an Ebola-infected relative to and from the hospital (no treatment available for her - sympathy there). He had to know he had been exposed to Ebola and in all likelihood was going to be infected. Yet, he deliberately came to the U.S. to visit relatives, went to the doctor and still did not tell the medical staff there about his exposure and then ended up in the ER around many other people and was diagnosed. This man is not innocent in...
  • Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial (Atlanta publik skools)

    08/13/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WSPA ^ | 8/13/14
    ATLANTA (AP) - Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. **SNIP** Twelve former administrators, principals, testing coordinators and teachers face racketeering charges. Individual charges include influencing witnesses and lying to state investigators. Former superintendent Beverly Hall has cancer and a judge has delayed her trial.
  • Blaming the flirtatious wife? Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnells trial turns tabloid

    07/31/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-14 | Howard Kurtz
    In this Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., accompanied by his wife, Maureen.AP As governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell was a savvy southerner often talked about as a hot Republican presidential prospect for 2016. Now hes fighting to stay out of jail. The fall-from-grace narrative is a classic one, a rising-star politician who accepted lavish gifts from a rich businessman seeking help from state government. But this tale had a twist: McDonnells wife, Maureen, was a key go-between with the executive, Jonnie Williams. In a Richmond courthouse,...
  • Still no verdict as Ventura jury breaks for weekend

    07/26/2014 7:12:25 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-25-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    Friday marked the fourth day of jury deliberations in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against a former Navy SEAL, and the jurors still had no verdict when they were dismissed for the weekend. The jury has logged more than 24 hours of deliberations. It is slated to reconvene at 9 a.m. Monday. The case centers on whether Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper-turned-author, fabricated a story that he decked the former Minnesota governor after Ventura bad-mouthed SEALs and the war in Iraq. Kyle was shot and killed at a gun range in Texas in 2013, but Ventura continued his suit against Kyle's...
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • New OKC Bombing Trial Set to Begin July 28 in Salt Lake City

    07/09/2014 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies ^ | 7/9/14 | Bob McCarty
    Unbeknownst to most Americans, a new trial to determine the fate of video footage recorded by security cameras in downtown Oklahoma City prior to 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, is set to begin July 28 in federal court in Salt Lake City. Why a new trial? Because FBI officials have, for more than five years, refused to hand over copies of that footage, and a federal judge seems to have a problem with that.The plaintiff in the case, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, hopes the trial before Judge Clark Waddoups in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Provo High teacher accused of sexual abuse headed to trial

    07/05/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | July 3, 2014 | Paige Fieldsted
    PROVO A trial date has been set for a Provo High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old student. Donald Bills, 54, has been charged with one count of forcible sodomy and three counts of object rape, all first-degree felonies; and two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During a court hearing Thursday afternoon, a five-day trial was scheduled for December. Bills was arrested and charged in January after he and the teen were interviewed. Provo police said in January that someone viewed a text between Bills and the student and reported it to school officials,...
  • Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends

    07/03/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    TWC Central ^ | July 3, 2014 12:35PM EDT | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) Former Blackwater security guard Matthew Murphy and now-indicted ex-colleague Paul Slough were friends, having survived the war in Iraq together, creating a bond that under different circumstances might have lasted a lifetime. But from the witness stand in the Blackwater criminal trial this week, Murphy testified that he saw Slough fire at least two grenades into a car where a woman and her son died, two of 14 Iraqis killed on Sept. 16, 2007, in a downtown Baghdad square. In three days of testimony, Murphy became the first Blackwater security guard to testify against his former associates...
  • Gosnell Movie [Murder, Doctor, Infanticide, Abortion]

    04/29/2014 2:16:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    A historic crowdfunding campaign for a movie about America's biggest serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up... Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is. The Grand Jury investigating Kermit Gosnell's horrific crimes said this: This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors .... Over the years, many people came to know...
  • Jury Selection Begins in Byron Smith Murder Trial

    04/14/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Gumdrop · 24 replies
    AM 1240 WJON St Cloud ^ | April 14, 2014 | Lee Voss
    The trial of a Little Falls man accused of fatally shooting two teenagers who broke into his house gets underway with jury selection today. 65-year-old Byron Smith faces two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady. Smith is accused of killing the unarmed cousins after they broke into his house north of Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day 2012. html://
  • Jury to be picked in US trial of Egyptian preacher

    04/14/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    AP via WSJ ^ | April 14, 2014, | AP
    NEW YORK Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago. The trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa occurs a month after a Manhattan jury convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida's spokesman after the 2001 attacks, of charges that will likely result in a life sentence. The 55-year-old Mustafa has alerted his lawyers and U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest that he will testify on...
  • Tim Burton's Trial Pronouncements: Good on Taqiyya and Harassment, Bad on Race

    04/11/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Overall, the acquittal of Tim Burton and the judge's rulings on the case were a victory on two fronts and maybe not so much on a third. The judge ruled that a few tweets, even intemperate and even relating to a Muslim person, cannot be construed as harassment. He clearly said that the Harassment Act was intended for entirely different situations from this one, like stalking somebody or shouting through his letterbox. He also, if not explicitly accepted, took into account the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya. This can be a turning point for the counterjihad movement. Muslims are generally...
  • NM:Reese family challenges appeals panel overturning of new trial order

    04/04/2014 5:13:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 April, 2014 | David Codrea
    Attorneys for the Reese family filed a petition for rehearing en banc Tuesday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver. This latest move by the defense challenges a March 19 decision by a three judge panel overturning a District Court decision that the family of former gun dealers merited a new trial based on the prosecution withholding evidence that a witness had been the subject of a criminal investigation. The panels ruling last month was another in a series of setbacks for a family that has endured an ordeal approaching three years. Arrested in...
  • Texas Court Rules That Police May Introduce Illegally-Gathered Evidence At Trial

    03/23/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 48 replies
    Western ^ | March 19, 2014 | Doug Book
    Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals that provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a do-over, an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched, and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained. In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates were fixin to cook meth. Hours after the callat 12:30 A.M...
  • Defense: Marathon suspect's remark humorous

    03/06/2014 9:35:33 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2014
    BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a remark he made to his sister during a prison visit was meant to be funny and wasn't incriminating, as prosecutors have suggested. In court documents filed Wednesday, Tsarnaev's lawyers responded to a claim by prosecutors that Tsarnaev made a remark "to his detriment" while his sister was visiting him. The remark was overheard by an FBI agent who was in the room monitoring the visit because of special prison restrictions placed on Tsarnaev. Neither side has revealed what Tsarnaev said, but are arguing over whether to lift...
  • Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughters drugged driving trial

    02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-24-14 | Laurel Babcock and Bob Fredericks
    A frail Ethel Kennedy showed up at the Westchester County courthouse this morning to support her daughter Kerry Kennedy on the first day of her trial on drugged driving charges. Ethel Kennedy, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was in a wheelchair and accompanied by an unidentified man and woman when she entered the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. Kerry Kennedy had hoped to avoid a trial, but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion to have the case dropped because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident....
  • Unclassified Documents Reveal Sinister Plan between Republican Party and Muslim Brotherhood

    02/17/2014 8:17:13 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | February 17, 2014 | By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack (Shoebat exclusive)
    Unclassified documents and emails, never published in Western media until now, regarding the secret Muslim Brotherhood spy working for the America Embassy in Cairo, are being presented in the trial of Mohammed Mursi. They reveal the activities of a liaison between the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhoods most senior leaders. Though employed by the embassy, Ahmed Aleiba does not have diplomatic immunities and was arrested by Egyptian authorities last month, according to the New York Times Bureau Chief, David Kirkpatrick. The trial, which begins on February 16th, will determine if Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Khairat Al-Shater and ousted...
  • Mann vs. Steyn: The Trial of the Century

    02/12/2014 9:45:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 12,2014 | Robert Tracinski
    These are all reasons that the lawsuit should have been summarily thrown out. It goes beyond the legitimate scope of libel and defamation laws and constitutes an attempt to suppress opinions that are considered politically correct. But it gets worse. Consider the specific argument Mann is making, as summed up in the report I linked to above. "In the articles, Mann says in his lawsuit, the think tank and the publication ignored more than half a dozen investigations that found no scientific wrongdoing, focusing almost exclusively on the Penn State inquiry in order to call him a fraud. CEI also...
  • Loud Music Murder Trial Day 1: Animosity and Provocation Narratives Emerge

    02/07/2014 8:46:30 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-7-2014 | Andrew Branca
    The key legal narratives of both the State and defense began to emerge this afternoon as the Michael Dunn loud music murder trial kicked off with an afternoon launch. Dunn, 47-years-old, is charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The State believes Dunn shot Jordan out of anger over Jordans loud music, whereas Dunn claims he shot in lawful self-defense. Dunn is also charged with attempted murder for shooting the other three young men in the car, Leland Brunson, Tevin Thompson, and Tommie Storns. Finally, he is charged with the offense of firing a...
  • Egypt sets Feb. 16 as start date for a Morsi trial (2nd delay)

    01/24/2014 7:09:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 21, 2014 7:25 AM | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court on Tuesday set Feb. 16 as the start date for one of the multiple trials of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, this one on charges of conspiring with foreign groups. Egypt's prosecutor general has charged Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders with conspiring with militant groups such as the Palestinian Hamas and the Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as with Iran, to destabilize Egypt. Morsi is also accused of orchestrating an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula to avenge his ouster.