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  • New Letter Could Re-Open Case Against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    01/10/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by Din Maker · 91 replies
    Opposing ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dominic Kelly
    The NAACP’s legal group has sent a letter to a Missouri judge asking that a new grand jury convene to consider indicting former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown back in August. On November 24, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown, and as a result, already riled protesters and activists took to the streets seeking justice. Now, in the almost two months since the decision was reached, the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund has penned an open letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking that a...
  • Ferguson grand juror sues over gag order

    01/05/2015 9:48:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    KMOV ^ | 01/05/2015 | AP
    A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown asked a federal court Monday to remove a lifetime gag order preventing jurors from discussing the case. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of an unnamed juror who wants to speak about the investigation but would be in violation of Missouri law by doing so. The lawsuit also questions St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s characterization that “all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges.” The suit was filed against McCulloch, who...
  • Surprise! Perry Grand Juror Is Also a Partisan Democrat Activist

    08/20/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/20/2012 | Bryan Preston (The PJ Tatler).
    Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case. That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way. One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that...
  • There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents! By Michael Skolnik

    07/13/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Global Grind - The World According to Hip-Hop ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief and political director to Russell Simmons
    I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives. They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how they felt once it all sunk in. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, everyone who was alive during that time remembers. One year ago, today, was our generation’s moment. It was late on a Saturday night. Some of us were out to dinner. Some of us were home with our families. Some of us were still shopping. Some of us...
  • Book review: 'The Price of Silence' only tells one side of Duke lacrosse scandal (DukeLax)

    04/20/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | April 20, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    The Duke lacrosse case was a spectacular scandal – a cause célèbre that had the country abuzz about race, class and gender. Three wealthy Duke students, all of them white, were charged with raping a poor black woman during a spring break party at a scruffy rental house in Durham. Then the whole mess imploded in real time, in the national media, due to prosecutorial misconduct. North Carolina, of all places in America, was perhaps the most fertile soil for a case that ended with the state attorney general declaring the three players innocent and state regulators disbarring the prosecutor,...
  • 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...
  • Bond Hearing for Theatre Shooting Case LIVE

    02/07/2014 7:21:32 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 161 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | February 7, 2014 | My Fox Tampa Bay
    [Live Bond Hearing -- continuation from Wednesday]
  • Newly Released Documents Detail the Dept of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 273 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 10, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman. Among JW’s findings: •March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to...
  • ‘Future lawsuit’: CNN broadcasts George Zimmerman’s Social Security number

    07/01/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/1 | twitchy
  • 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....
  • Florida Killer Favors Trial Over Self-Defense Hearing (No bias here)

    03/05/2013 5:41:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    MIAMI — George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is all but certain to take his case directly to a jury on June 10 and skip a highly anticipated pretrial self-defense hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday. At a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, the judge is tasked with weighing whether to grant immunity from prosecution under a Florida law that gives people who believe they are in imminent danger of being killed or seriously hurt the benefit of the doubt to protect themselves. A defendant who claims self-defense in Florida has a right to...
  • 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...
  • Zimmerman Defense Team Accuses Jax SAO of Withholding Evidence(FL)

    10/16/2012 5:30:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 October, 2012 | Leslie Coursey
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's the case that captured national attention: the neighborhood watchman vs. the unarmed teenager. Was it self-defense or second-degree murder? Now, just days before a big pre-trial hearing in the case against George Zimmerman, his defense team has dropped a bombshell, blasting State Attorney Angela Corey and her office. The defense says the state isn't releasing all its evidence, using words like "haphazard and cavalier" when describing the state's handling of the case. To get a little perspective on these allegations, we went to local defense attorney, Randy Reep. He said, "That allegation is concerning because you...
  • Lawyer for Trayvon’s Parents Complain About Zimmerman Facebook Request

    09/17/2012 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    The lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s parents harshly criticized efforts by George Zimmerman’s attorneys to obtain the school records and Facebook information for the deceased 17-year-old high school student, saying they were irrelevant to the case. “Zimmerman’s lawyers are attempting to assassinate Trayvon Martin’s character,” said Benjamin Crump, in an interview with “Whatever Trayvon had on his Facebook page or whatever was in his school records have nothing to do with why Zimmerman shot him.” Crump said he is seeking to obtain Zimmerman’s medical records. “The medical condition and medical history of George Zimmerman is far more relevant to the...

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Jury Finds Baseball Star Roger Clemens Not Guilty On All Counts

    06/18/2012 1:56:01 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 107 replies
    A jury found baseball star Roger Clemens not guilty on six charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about his use of performance enhancing drugs. Clemens was charged with lying to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs.
  • What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon

    06/07/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama. As a case in point, consider this boy vs. man fable spun by the New York Times' Charles Blow: A boy's blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy. Blow was writing seven weeks after Trayvon's death....
  • Gloria Allred, lawyer for Tiger Wood alleged mistresses, says Mel Gibson is a womanizer and racist

    07/02/2010 9:02:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    nydailynews ^ | July 2nd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    Forget about Mad Max — Mad Gloria is in the house. High-profile feminist lawyer Gloria Allred blasted foulmouthed Mel Gibson over his recent racist tirade against his ex. “If in fact these quotes are accurate, Mr. Gibson’s statements are appalling,” Allred told Us Weekly. “They exhibit the worst kind of racism and sexism. They clearly demonstrate a woman-hating temperament, which, in my opinion, is dangerous to women......”
  • Exonerated anthrax suspect: FBI harassed me

    04/16/2010 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Skillman · 28 replies · 2,233+ views
    msnbc ^ | April 16, 2010 | Mike Celizic
    The man falsely accused by the FBI of sending letters laced with deadly anthrax spores has received a big settlement from the government, but never an apology for destroying his life. What’s more, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill told TODAY’s Matt Lauer during his first interview since the September 2001 attacks, neither the Justice Department nor the FBI has been held accountable for breaking the law and lying in their pursuit of him. “I love my country,” Hatfill, 56, told Lauer. But, he added, “I learned a couple things. The government can do to you whatever they want. They can break...
  • Facts don't fit claims of FLDS welfare fraud

    01/05/2009 9:54:26 AM PST · by Domandred · 17 replies · 1,194+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/4/2009 | Brooke Adams
    Allegations that members of a southern Utah polygamous sect are guilty of widespread welfare fraud were raised repeatedly this summer during a U.S. Senate judiciary committee hearing. They surfaced frequently, too, in messages sent to Texas Gov. Rick Perry after an April raid on the Eldorado ranch occupied by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. "Please pull the plug on the freebies for the cult. Why are the taxpayers of your state paying for this illegal group?" wrote a Michigan couple on April 17. But welfare data from Utah, Arizona and Texas do not support the...
  • No drugs in cookies teen gave Lake Worth police, lab finds

    07/11/2008 11:28:12 AM PDT · by weegee · 67 replies · 105+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12:00 AM CDT on Friday, July 11, 2008 | By DEBRA DENNIS Dan X. McGraw and Blanca Cantu contributed to this report.
    LAKE WORTH – The case against a teenager accused of delivering drug-tainted cookies to police crumbled Thursday after scientific tests revealed no traces of narcotics. Christian Phillips, 18, became a cookie monster and the butt of jokes around the globe following his arrest Tuesday after he left a basket of treats at Lake Worth police headquarters. Authorities said then that "field tests" they conducted on the cookies showed traces of marijuana and LSD. But lab tests performed by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office were negative for drugs, and Mr. Phillips – who had been charged with tampering with a...
  • Text of Announcement Regarding JonBenet Ramsey Case (parents cleared)

    07/09/2008 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies · 148+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2008
    Boulder District Attorney Mary T. Lacy issues the following announcement with regard to the investigation of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. On December 25-26, 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in the home where she lived with her mother, father and brother. Despite a long and intensive investigation, the death of JonBenet remains unsolved. The murder has received unprecedented publicity and has been shrouded in controversy. That publicity has led to many theories over the years in which suspicion has focused on one family member or another. However, there has been at least one persistent stumbling block to the possibility of...
  • McCain Stumbles Over Awkward Wife-Beating Joke...

    06/27/2008 3:15:21 PM PDT · by HABIFF33 · 26 replies · 148+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2008
    McCain Gambles with Awkward Joke June 27, 2008 7:38 AM In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was asked by columnist Jon Ralston why he didn't choose Gov. Jim Gibbons to chair his Nevada campaign. "I appreciate his support," McCain said. "As you know, the lieutenant governor is our chairman." Why snub the governor? Ralston asked. "I didn’t mean to snub him,. I've known the lieutenant governor for 15 years and we've been good friends," McCain said. "I didn't intend to snub him. There are other states where the governor is not the chairman." Maybe...
  • Justice Department settles with anthrax "person of interest"

    06/27/2008 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libertarianize the GOP · 28 replies · 214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Friday, June 27, 2008 5:40 PM PT | Pete Williams and Jim Popkin
    The Justice Department on Friday agreed to pay more than $5.8 million to Steven Hatfill, the former government scientist once branded by the Justice Department a person of interest in the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001. The legal settlement to Hatfill, in cash and an annual payments, signals the end of a civil lawsuit Hatfill brought against the Justice Department and FBI, accusing them of violating his privacy rights by improperly leaking sensitive information about the anthrax investigation to reporters. "I think it's a gratifying end to a very sad chapter in [Hatfill's] life and that of the FBI and...
  • Hatfill v. US - DOJ and FBI Statement of Facts (filed Friday)

    04/13/2008 8:20:52 AM PDT · by ZacandPook · 986 replies · 8,022+ views
    US DOJ and FBI Memorandum In Support of Motion For Summary Judgment (Statement of Facts) | April 11, 2008 | Department of Justice
    On Friday, the government filed this statement of the facts in its memorandum in support of its motion for summary judgment in a civil rights and Privacy Act lawsuit brought by Dr. Steve Hatfill. “The anthrax attacks occurred in October 2001. Public officials, prominent members of the media, and ordinary citizens were targeted by this first bio-terrorist attack on American soil. Twenty-two persons were infected with anthrax; five died. At least 17 public buildings were contaminated. The attacks wreaked havoc on the U.S. postal system and disrupted government and commerce, resulting in economic losses estimated to exceed one billion dollars....
  • House Blackwater hearings more about lawsuit than reform

    10/08/2007 3:15:17 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 23 replies · 543+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 8, 2007 | ROBERT NOVAK
    A month after voters last year had given Democrats control that would elevate Nancy Pelosi to House speaker, she received a letter from a trial lawyer in Santa Ana, Calif., named Daniel J. Callahan. "We look forward," he wrote, "to the New Direction of America, and to your dedication to putting an end to the fleecing of the American taxpayers and death to its citizens in the name of war profiteers such as Blackwater." That plea was answered last week by House hearings. Callahan did not disguise his political orientation, requesting a full-scale investigation of an "extremely Republican" company: Blackwater...
  • Nifong Takes Stand at Contempt Hearing

    08/31/2007 12:17:10 PM PDT · by John Galt's cousin · 17 replies · 773+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 1:33 PM (ET) | AARON BEARD
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, who pushed a faulty case against three Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, took the stand Friday in his criminal contempt hearing. ***
  • Jenna Bush, Engaged in a Tricky Role

    08/31/2007 7:11:30 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 2,815+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 26, 2007 | Robin Givhan
    Do not be fooled by Jenna Bush. She has wrapped herself in the golden glow of celebrity. But she is something else entirely. For almost seven years, the blond Bush twin has reveled in the trappings associated with Hollywood starlets -- from wearing made-to-order designer clothes to smiling brightly from the glossy pages of a Vogue photo spread. She has walked red carpets and swanned past velvet ropes. Like so many celebrities, she has taken on a cause -- education -- and is using her fame to stir interest and attract media attention to an upcoming book tour. She has...
  • Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens

    08/20/2007 11:32:16 AM PDT · by rednesss · 204 replies · 2,984+ views ^ | 8-20-07 | WILLIAM McCALL
    Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens 08/20/2007 By WILLIAM McCALL / Associated Press Two 13-year-old boys accused of slapping girls' bottoms and poking or cupping girls' breasts at school apologized on Monday as a judge dismissed charges against the two, ending a six-month case that drew national attention. The charges triggered a debate over whether such behavior in school should be considered criminal. Four girls listed as victims by the prosecutors had asked the judge to drop the charges against Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison. Yamhill County Judge John Collins did so on Monday, saying it was...
  • Marine Adviser Recuses Himself From Case

    08/15/2007 5:58:15 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 14, 2007 | By Associated Press
    Marine Adviser Recuses Himself From Case By Associated Press 10:32 PM EDT, August 14, 2007 : CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A top legal adviser at Camp Pendleton who was accused of making "inappropriate and imprudent" comments recused himself from the case against a Marine charged with murdering Iraqi civilians in Haditha. Lt. Col. Bill Riggs is a senior legal adviser to the general overseeing the prosecution of five Marines charged in the slayings. Riggs recused himself from the case against Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, a military spokesman said Tuesday. His action came after he contacted Lt. Col. Paul Ware, the...
  • Reporters told to testify in leak case (Who leaked details about scientist in 2001 anthrax attacks?)

    08/13/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Five journalists must identify the government officials who leaked them details about a scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the reporters to cooperate with Steven J. Hatfill, who accused the Justice Department and FBI of violating the federal Privacy Act by giving the media information about the FBI's investigation of him. The reporters named in the opinion are Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek, Allan Lengel of The Washington Post, Toni Locy, formerly of USA Today, and James Stewart, formerly of CBS News....
  • Imams Removed From US Airways Flight Drop Passengers From Lawsuit

    08/01/2007 10:35:17 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 800+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | August 01,2007 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — The six Muslim leaders who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall after passengers thought they were acting suspiciously will not include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday. A motion to amend the complaint to include the names of airline employees and police officers was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court, attorney Frederick Goetz said. "We've identified the people we think are responsible," he said. No passengers were named. The imams, who were handcuffed and questioned, say the airline discriminated against them and violated their...
  • Justice Delayed (Half-a$$ed apology from Drive-By Media trade journal for DukeLax Frame)

    07/17/2007 1:40:56 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies · 1,175+ views
    American Journalism Review ^ | July 17, 2007 | Rachel Smolkin
    From AJR, June/July 2007 issue Justice Delayed August/September Preview » Many in the media jettisoned caution--and the presumption of innocence--in their coverage of an alleged rape by Duke lacrosse players, and were too slow to correct the record as the case unraveled. But some journalists distinguished themselves with skeptical and incisive reporting. Related reading: Naming Names By Rachel Smolkin Rachel Smolkin ( is AJR's managing editor. As Reade Seligmann choked back tears on the witness stand, the 21-year-old Duke University lacrosse player dubbed "Flustered" by teammates was poised, compelling and clearly hurting. He told of a world turned "upside down"...
  • `Suspicion' about Libby's commutation

    07/08/2007 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 836+ views
    `Suspicion' about Libby's commutation By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer 25 minutes ago The Democrat probing President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of a former White House aide said Sunday there is "the suspicion" the aide might have fingered others in the Bush administration if he served time. The House Judiciary Committee chairman spoke of "the general impression" that Bush last week commuted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's 2 1/2 year sentence in the CIA leak case to keep Libby quiet. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has scheduled a committee hearing Wednesday on the matter. Bush contended Libby's sentence was...
  • Libby Becomes Inmate No. 28301-016

    06/28/2007 11:17:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,671+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/28/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- For years he was known as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and assistant to President Bush. On Wednesday, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby became federal inmate No. 28301-016. Libby, who was convicted in March of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity, faces 2 1/2 years in prison.
  • Nifong a no-show at removal hearing

    06/28/2007 9:11:29 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 15 replies · 1,075+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/28/2007 | Aaron Beard
    DURHAM, N.C. — Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong didn't show up Thursday at a hearing to consider his immediate removal as Durham County district attorney, a position from which is has been suspended and already pledged to resign. But Nifong, who was disbarred for his handling of the discredited Duke lacrosse rape case, told the attorney hired to prosecute his removal that he planned to resubmit his resignation Monday, making it effective immediately. During a brief hearing, at which no one sat at the defendant's table, Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson said he would reconvene Monday to either accept Nifong's new...
  • The Name Of A Rape Is Also Rape (Dennis Prager On Safeguarding Personal Reputation Alert)

    06/25/2007 9:13:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 1,140+ views ^ | 06/26/2007 | Dennis Prager
    The rape of a name can be as vicious a crime and as destructive an act as the rape of a body. Sometimes the rape of a body is worse, sometimes the rape of a name is worse. But they are both rapes. And morally likening the two is in no way meant to lessen the horror of rape; it is meant only to heighten awareness of the horror of intentionally destroying the name of an innocent person. These words are written in the aftermath of the destruction of three young men's names by a lying woman whose name is...
  • Obama's Macaca Moment - Blurring the line between trade and treason.

    06/19/2007 7:34:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Reason ^ | June 19, 2007 | Kerry Howley
    “Obama Just Got Less ‘Brown’ Friendly,” reads the Indian American blog Sepia Mutiny. The US-India Political Action Community, having elicited one tepid pseudo-apology from the Barack Obama campaign, then demanded an acceptably contrite expression of contrition. Barack Obama’s macaca moment is hardly the campaign killer that George Allen’s proved to be, but the spectacle of a Kenyan Kansan would-be president deflecting criticism from pro-trade Indian Americans is at least more interesting. Last week, Obama’s campaign sent out a not-for-attribution memo to media professionals, slamming Hillary Clinton for courting Indians and the Indian American Community. The dossier, delicately titled “Hillary Clinton...
  • Gay Activists Show Their True Colors

    06/19/2007 4:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,203+ views ^ | June 19, 2007 | Ashley Herzog
    Apparently, gay rights activists aren’t serious about their demand that government “stay out of the bedroom.” Instead of advocating privacy for homosexuals, at least one gay man is making a career out of destroying it. Yahoo! News began an article about Mike Rogers, owner of, with the words “Members of the 110th Congress, consider yourselves warned: Mike Rogers is making his list.” Called “the most dangerous man in Washington,” Rogers uses his blog to “out” gay conservatives who don’t want to be outed. His victims include Dan Gurley, the former field director for the Republican National Committee, Senators Larry...
  • TSA Releases Tape After Woman Says Sippy Cup Caused Airport Raucus

    06/16/2007 12:33:12 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 88 replies · 3,128+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2007
    ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Transportation Security Administration is denying allegations that an airport screener seized a toddler's cup and mistreated his mother, taking the unusual step of posting security camera footage on its Web site. At issue is whether Monica Emmerson, a former Secret Service officer, was improperly detained June 11 after she spilled water out of her child's cup at Washington's Reagan National Airport. TSA has banned most fluids at airport security checkpoints because of concern about possible liquid explosives. A TSA report said Emmerson told an officer she was a Secret Service agent, flashed her credentials and said...
  • Duke Prosecutor Nifong To Be Disbarred

    06/16/2007 1:28:45 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 224 replies · 9,589+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/07 | Staff
    <p>Nifong Accepts Disbarment David Freedman, Mike Nifong's attorney, has just announced that Nifong has accepted that disbarment is an "appropriate" penalty, and has accepted both disbarment and waived the right to appeal.</p>
  • Leahy issues subpoena for Rove e-mails

    05/02/2007 12:01:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies · 960+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 02, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued a subpoena Wednesday for all e-mails from White House adviser Karl Rove that relate to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. “Attached please find a subpoena compelling the Department by May 15 to produce any and all emails and attachments to emails to, from, or copied to Karl Rove related to the Committee’s investigation into the preservation of prosecutorial independence and the Department of Justice’s politicization of the hiring and firing and decision-making of United States Attorneys, from any (1) White House account, (2) Republican National Committee account, or (3) other account,...

    04/24/2007 7:17:48 PM PDT · by aprilmapes · 27 replies · 2,022+ views
    The murder trial of famed record producer Phil Spector is set to open this Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. The legendary rock and roll music producer is charged with killing actress Lana Clarkston at his Alhambra mansion February 3rd 2003. The presiding Judge, Larry Paul Fidler, has agreed that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom and the trial will be televised. Judge Fidler said that he believed it was time to be able move on from the OJ Simpson murder trial. "We have to get by that case," he said. "There's going to come a timethat it...
  • To Duke accused: I'm sorry

    04/24/2007 2:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 3,739+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | April 24, 2007 | Ruth Sheehan
    Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: I am sorry. Surely by now you know I am sorry. I am writing these words now, and in this form, as a bookend to 13 months of Duke lacrosse coverage, my role in which started with a March 27 column that began: "Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: You know. We know you know." That was when Durham police and District Attorney Mike Nifong were describing a "wall of silence" among the men who attended the now-vaunted lacrosse party at 610 Buchanan Blvd. Nifong, now described by the state attorney general...
  • House Panel OKs Rove, Miers Subpoenas

    03/21/2007 8:17:35 AM PDT · by bamahead · 143 replies · 7,171+ views
    AP/MyWay ^ | March 21, 2007 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday approved subpoenas for President Bush's political adviser, Karl Rove and other top White House aides, setting up a constitutional showdown over the firings of eight federal prosecutors. By voice vote and without dissent, the House Judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law decided to compel the president's top aides to testify publicly and under oath about their roles in the firings. The White House has refused to budge in the controversy, standing by embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and insisting that the firings were appropriate. White House spokesman Tony Snow said that...
  • Tapes of Libby testimony to be released (Grand Jury Testimony)

    02/05/2007 8:43:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 631+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5 February 2007 25 minutes ago | PETE YOST
    Audio recordings of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's secret grand jury testimony will be released publicly after they are presented at his trial, the judge at Libby's trial ruled Monday. In a victory for the news media, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he had little choice but to make them public under the law as applied in the federal court system in Washington, D.C, even though he has concerns about releasing the recordings while the case is under way. Libby is charged with perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI in an indictment that focuses in...
  • Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress

    10/04/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 92 replies · 10,432+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/04/2006 | staff
    Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s...
  • Did The Left Hide A Crime For Political Gain?

    10/02/2006 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 741+ views
    Strata-sphere ^ | 10.02.06 | AJ Strata
    Update: More on Mike Rogers. He edits this site, which used to be affiliated with Raw Story. Interestingly enough, one month before that small site that broke the news showed up, Rogers closed down his old blogger site “Blogactive” and started a new one under a new URL. More on this later if I find something of interest. Update: Well, folks should have known I would turn an eye on the blog site that was used to “expose’ Folely’s problems. One thing to note is it would not be impossible for the Dems to know of Folely’s issues. So let’s...
  • 1996 Allegations Still Painful For Jewell

    07/23/2006 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies · 1,830+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 23 JULY 2006 | AP
    (AP) ATLANTA Richard Jewell's fortunes changed in a split second. The security guard was initially hailed as a hero for spotting a suspicious backpack in a park and moving people out of harm's way just before a bomb exploded during a concert at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Then the media called him a suspect and he became a public spectacle. As the 10th anniversary nears of the July 27 blast that killed one and injured 111 others, the episode is still fresh in Jewell's mind. "The heroes are soon forgotten. The villains last a lifetime," Jewell told The Associated...