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  • Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

    05/23/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mariam Khan
    A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore.
  • Verdict Reached in Case of American Journalist Obama Left Behind in Iran

    10/12/2015 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When President Obama made a deal with the Iranians in July over the terror sponsor's nuclear program, he left four Americans behind. One of those Americans is Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. By the administration's own admission and standards Rezaian, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than a year, is being held on trumped up, bogus charges. This morning, it is being reported Rezaian has been issued a verdict on those same charges after a closed door "trial." An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington...
  • Verdict in on James Holmes trial - to be read at 2:00 MDT (Guilty!)

    07/16/2015 12:32:03 PM PDT · by G Larry · 35 replies
    710 AM | 7-16-2015 | KNUS
    Verdict reached in Aurora Theater Murder Trial - To be read at 2:00 MDT
  • Mother found not guilty, insane in attacks

    09/21/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 21, 2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday. Nancy Laroche, 34, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was found by her fiance's mother kneeling over her crying 10-month-old daughter on Jan. 9, 2008, at their Bronzeville apartment, according to testimony at her bench trial in Cook County Circuit Court.
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • De'Marquise Elkins Guilty: Teen convicted of murder in shooting of Ga. baby Antonio Santiago Did a search didnt see any thing on the verdict.
  • Open letter to "Dear Leader" in response to his Zimmerman statement

    07/21/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Received via email with request to post | July 21, 2013 | Commentary by a lurker
    Mr. President: By stating that the outcome would have been different were it a white child, you have deemed the jury’s verdict on Mr. Zimmerman to be wrong. The prosecution said that race was not involved; the jurors revealed that race was never considered; and yet, you purposed to re-inject it into an already contorted national algorithm…to an exponential degree. You re-condemned a man found innocent by an impartial jury. What does remembrance of your being profiled in some department store have to do with other than your own imagined past? By clouding the jury decision with such self-serving verbal...
  • Obama Addresses Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman Verdict and Race ... But Did He Make the Racial Divide in

    07/19/2013 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    fox ^ | 7/19/13 | fox
    REPORTERS: Whoa! Q: Hello. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: That’s so — that’s so disappointing, man. Jay, is this kind of — the kind of respect that you get? (Laughter.) Q: Wake up! Q: What brings you out here, Mr. – PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, on — on — on television it usually looks like you’re addressing a full room. Q: (Laughs.) It’s just a mirage. Q: There’s generally not – PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right. (Cross talk.) Q: (Inaudible) — got the Detroit story. Read more:
  • Rasmussen: Near-majority agrees with Zimmerman verdict, 48/34

    07/17/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Significant, not only because it’s the first major poll of public opinion about the verdict but because Holder will think twice about bringing federal charges if he believes it’s a sure political loser for his boss.We’ll need more polls before drawing hard conclusions but here’s data point number one: Reactions to the jury decision in the shooting of Trayvon Martin vary sharply along racial lines.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of American Adults agree with the jury’s verdict that Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the shooting death of the...
  • Church Sign Generates Emotional Debate Over Race After Zimmerman Verdict

    07/16/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/16/13 | cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A sign posted outside a south suburban church is generating a powerful debate over race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. The marquee outside the First Baptist Church of University Park earlier this week read: “It Is Safe To Kill Black People In Amerikkka.” On Saturday, a jury of six women in Florida acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several comments on the church’s Facebook page took issue with the reference to the Ku Klux Klan in the word Amerikkka, with many saying the church’s sign is hateful and divisive and implies...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area

    07/15/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankdstein and Robert J. Lopez
    People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart. Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot. The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls. The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to...
  • Police say Jogger Attacked in Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

    07/15/2013 7:19:31 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 51 replies
    Fow News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A man jogging alongside a Mississippi highway was abducted and beaten by three African-American men allegedly in retaliation of the George Zimmerman verdict, police told Fox News. Senatobia Police Chief Steve Holt told Fox News the victim, who is white, was jogging Sunday night along Highway 51 when the suspects pulled over and ordered him to get inside their car. “One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holt said. At that point, the men in the vehicle attacked the victim. Memphis television station WREG reported the assailants told the victim, “This is for Trayvon.” The television...
  • Obama on verdict: We’re ‘a nation of laws and a jury has spoken’ (Obamacare still delayed)

    07/14/2013 3:40:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/14/13 | Ben Goad, Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Sunday called the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin a “tragedy” and urged calm one day after shooter George Zimmerman was acquitted, saying that American was a “nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.” “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America,” said Obama in a statement. “I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher,” he continued. “But we are a nation of laws, and a jury...
  • Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After

    07/14/2013 6:56:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul 14, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Crime Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After Jul. 14, 2013 7:45am Madeleine Morgenstern SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night ranged from a few dozen to a couple hundred people turning out to protest the verdict in the Florida courtroom over the death of Trayvon Martin, and police said some of the demonstrations continued into the early hours Sunday. The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with...
  • Day 24 (Week #5) Zimmerman Trial – Final Day – Probably a Verdict before dinner [No, Jury Adjourned]

    07/12/2013 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3,503 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 12, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 12th, is DAY #24 (of 5th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Yesterday the prosecution provide closing arguments (Summary: Today the defense attorney, Mark O’Mara will present his closing argument. Then the prosecution rebuttal.
  • Cops go door-to-door in Trayvon town

    07/02/2013 1:56:48 AM PDT · by hamboy · 43 replies ^ | July 1, 2013 |
    Cops go door-to-door in Trayvon town To calm city in preparation for Zimmerman verdict.Cops are going door-to-door in an American city again, only this time at least they are knocking on doors instead of knocking them down.The most recent example of a police-state presence is developing even now in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood-watch participant George Zimmerman is on trial for murder for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. While the media has portrayed Zimmerman as white, he actually has a Hispanic heritage, and Martin was black. Police say they fear the backlash from the community which could develop at the...
  • Jury in Murder Trial of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Reaches Verdict

    05/13/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 220 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and it moments away from announcing it. Reports indicate the jury has reached a verdict on all 263 counts. Gosnell is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for killing babies following delivery in an abortion process that involved “snipping” their necks and spinal cords. He also faces a third-degree murder charge related to the death of a woman, Karnamaya Mongar, 41, of Virginia, from a botched legal abortion. Gosnell, who has been in jail since his January 2011 arrest. The abortionist faces 258 counts total...
  • Jury Finds Drew Peterson Guilty of First Degree Murder

    09/06/2012 1:02:23 PM PDT · by GVnana · 16 replies ^ | 9/6/2012
    JOLIET, Ill. – DEVELOPING: Jurors convicted Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife Thursday, capping a sensational, five-year legal saga that began after the swaggering former Illinois police officer's fourth wife vanished. Peterson, 58, faces a maximum 60-year prison term when sentenced. Illinois has no death penalty. The prosecution built its case almost exclusively on circumstantial and hearsay evidence, including testimony about what Peterson's wives had told friends and acquaintances before the one died and the other disappeared. The verdict was a vindication for Will County prosecutors, who gambled by putting on such a case and then committed numerous stumbles...
  • Former Congressman 'Unsurprised' by Corrie Verdict

    09/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12 | Elad Benari
    A former congressman who represented Rachel Corrie's district said on Thursday he was unsurprised by an Israeli court verdict to dismiss a civil suit filed by the family. Speaking to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Democrat Brian Baird of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003. “The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said. “Sadly, as I've come to understand, this is standard operating procedure” for many complaints alleging...
  • A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case

    08/29/2012 5:27:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Aug 29th, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    - FrontPage Magazine - - A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie CasePosted By Steven Plaut On August 29, 2012 @ 12:19 am In FrontPage | 8 Comments It is now official.  Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists.  She was not killed by Israel.  Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie.  They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was...
  • Verdict Reached in Sandusky Trial; Will be Released Momentarily

    06/22/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 153 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    The jury in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case has reached a verdict. The media has received a twenty-minute verdict notification, which means that the result will be announced in twenty minutes. Jerry Sandusky is a former Assistant Coach for Penn State The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky faces 48 counts against him and up to 400 years in prison. Most legal analysts have predicted that he will be found guilty on most, if...
  • Supreme Court May Reveal Health Care Verdict Thursday

    06/20/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen. The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term.
  • Jurors find Huguely guilty in Virginia lacrosse slaying

    02/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Jurors on Wednesday found former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, NBC News reported. Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, whose body was found in the early hours of May 3, 2010.
  • Murray Manslaughter Trial Verdict Reached (to be announced in 2 hours)

    11/07/2011 11:22:49 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11-7-11 | TMZ Staff
    The jury just notified the court ... they have reached a verdict in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial. Guilty, not guilty -- the verdict will be announced in TWO HOURS. Stay tuned.
  • 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...
  • Does trial by Jury still work?

    07/12/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/11/11 | Mainestategop
    I've meant to write about this for sometime but the recent verdict with Casey Anthony was what brought me into writing it. This incident is disgusting and shows that the jury trial, which was considered an important right and cornerstone in our nation's founding HAS been undermined. It shows how far we have drifted from our Christian values and the philosophical values of our godly founders who gave us this great nation. My view of why this happened can be summed up by Rush Limbaugh who pointed to the so called pro-choice movement that advocates legal murder for babies... "You...
  • Casey Anthony juror, 60, quits work and flees town in fear of her life

    07/11/2011 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 920 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 7/11/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The woman, known only as juror number 12 left her job and went into hiding fearing co-workers would 'want her head on a platter'. Her husband said before leaving she told him: 'I’d rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again.' He told NBC News he was worried for her health and had his bags packed ready to leave if his 60-year-old wife's name gets released. The woman, who moved to Florida from Michigan fled the area, retiring from her job working at Publix Grocery over the phone because she didn't feel safe.
  • Not Guilty!

    07/10/2011 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 264 replies ^ | July 10, 2011 | Ken Connor
    Casey Anthony's acquittal of the killing of her precious child, Caylee, has shocked the nation. Many who watched the trial on TV – and who were not constrained from taking into account inadmissible evidence, the punditry of various talking heads, or the overwhelming public sentiment against Ms. Anthony – have been critical of the jury's verdict. Among those most vehement in their condemnation of the jury are TV notables Bill O'Reilly and Nancy Grace. Their indignation is shared by those who feel the verdict represented a gross miscarriage of justice. Cases like this call the value of trial by jury...
  • Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder, Acquitted of Manslaughter in Daughter's Death

    07/05/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 2,907 replies · 3+ views
    FOX ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    Morning all, didn't see a thread for today so I created one.
  • D-Day for Casey: Prosecutors dismiss 'absurd' claim that Caylee drowned

    07/04/2011 11:57:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:05 PM on 4th July 2011 | By Jacqui Goddard
    Casey Anthony’s six-week murder trial finally rested today as jurors were sent away to decide whether her two-year-old daughter was the victim of an accidental drowning that she covered up out of fear and grief, or was brutally murdered by a 'pathological liar' who wanted to live free and party. Judge Belvin Perry dispatched the jury in Orlando, Florida, to consider their verdict after the state delivered an emotionally stirring rebuttal to the defence’s closing arguments, telling the panel of seven men and five woman that Caylee Anthony died in June 2008 at the hands of 'the most well documented...
  • Blagojevich guilty on false statements count (jury hung on other 23 counts)

    08/17/2010 2:45:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 172 replies
    ABC/WLS Chicago ^ | 8-17-10 | Paul Meincke
    Former governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on only one of 24 counts against him. The jury appears hung on the others. The guilty verdict was on Count 24: providing false statements to officers. After the reading, the jury was thanked and asked to return to the jury room. *snip* Before the verdict was read, Judge Zagel said that there may not be verdicts in all 24 counts with which Blagojevich is charged -- and that any counts dealing with forfeiture will be dealt with on Wednesday morning.
  • Blagojevich trial: Jury signals they are close to a verdict

    08/17/2010 10:04:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 94 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8-17-10 | Sarah Ostman, Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney
    It appears the jury may be on the verge of announcing a verdict. The six men and six women sent out a note this morning asking for two things -- first, a copy of the oath they took when they were seated, and second, instructions on how to fill out their verdict form if they can't reach a unanimous decision on a certain count. Judge James Zagel is sending them a note in response. He also ordered -- since "the tenor of the note" indicated that a verdict is imminent -- that the defendants, Rod and Robert Blagojevich, stay within...
  • Oakland exodus as verdict is read (BART cop shooting)

    07/08/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | 7-8-10 | Matthai Kuruvila, Drew Joseph
    It was an exodus just a few ticks short of panic. As word spread throughout Oakland around 2:30 p.m. that a verdict had been reached in the Johannes Mehserle murder trial, the downtown streets suddenly flooded with workers rushing out of their workplaces to go home. The normally placid lanes became clogged, people hurried along the sidewalk, and there was an almost electric air of worried anticipation. BART trains streaming in and out of downtown were jammed. At the downtown federal building, announcements were made over loudspeakers to tell everyone to go home. At many of the big businesses throughout...
  • Bracing for the worst in Mehserle verdict { BART Shooting}

    06/29/2010 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/29/10 | Chip Johnson
    On any given day in the Bay Area, it's common to come across aspiring musicians hawking homemade music CDs on the streets of Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco.Kazi Reeves, 25, who spends time each week outside Peet's Coffee Shop on Oakland's Lakeshore Avenue, is an easygoing pitchman who uses an iPod and headphones to offer potential customers a free sample.He is unabashedly friendly and upbeat, except when it comes to the Johannes Mehserle trial in Los Angeles."I expect an unfair verdict," Reeves said. "A fair verdict would at least be manslaughter," he said. Anything less "would be enough for me...
  • Post-Mehserle Verdict Concerns Grow

    06/28/2010 4:15:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | LORI PREUITT
    The Johannes Mehserle murder trial looks like it will wrap up in Los Angeles this week and that has people in Oakland bracing for possible trouble once the verdict is read. While city leaders are calling for calm, people who use Lake Merritt found messages preaching the opposite. The sidewalks that circle the lake were spray painted this weekend. Some were mundane such as "Justice for Oscar Grant." Others seemed to point to trouble with the words "LA Better Get It Right Or Else." One appeared the threaten the Mehserle's life. Workers were out Monday morning trying to remove the...
  • The Hacker Case Verdict

    04/30/2010 11:40:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies · 1,006+ views
    Gov. Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | April 30, 2010 | Governor Sarah Palin
    My family and I are thankful that the jury thoroughly and carefully weighed the evidence and issued a just verdict. Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country’s political elections. America’s elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone’s privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans’ sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election. I want to thank the...
  • They can't read, can't write and think the world owes them a living.

    03/10/2010 12:47:05 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies · 1,201+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:46 PM on 10th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Growing numbers of British school-leavers have 'attitude problems' and believe the world 'owes them a living', a Tesco boss warned today. Youngsters too often turn up late for work and interviews and fail to see the importance of dressing neatly and working with others, said Lucy Neville-Rolfe, director of corporate and legal affairs. Many also struggle with basic maths and English as exams become easier and schools fail to properly enforce discipline. In a hard-hitting speech, Mrs Neville-Rolfe, 56, one of the most powerful and well-paid women in British business, blamed failures in our education system. She said shortcomings among...
  • Torture-slayings trial, Day 9: Victim's families: Jury 'let us down' with Letalvis Cobbins verdict

    08/26/2009 5:13:07 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    knox news ^ | 35 mins ago | Jamie Satterfield
    Torture-slayings trial, Day 9: Victim's families: Jury 'let us down' with Letalvis Cobbins verdict KNOXVILLE - The families of a young Knox County couple tortured and killed in January 2007 tonight sharply criticized a jury's decision to spare defendant Letalvis Cobbins the death penalty. "I think the jury has let us down," said Mary Newsom, mother of murder victim Chris Newsom. "I think they've let Channon and Chris down. We were hoping for the death penalty." After deliberating a little more than two hours, the jury delivered its verdict about 6:50 p.m. in Judge Richard Baumgartner's courtroom. The judge polled...
  • UPDATE: William Jefferson RAT-La jury completes fourth day without verdict (bro's trial a go!)

    08/04/2009 2:57:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 503+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/04/09 | Bruce Alpert
    UPDATE: William Jefferson jury completes fourth day without verdictby Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune Tuesday August 04, 2009, 3:15 PM ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- The jury in former Democratic Congressman William Jefferson's bribery and corruption trial has completed a fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Jurors concluded the day about 90 minutes early to accommodate the schedule of one of their members. They will return Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. There was some courtroom action today as Judge T.S. Ellis and lawyers in the case held two brief bench conferences in the morning to deal with a question from the jury...
  • Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders (15 years slammer)

    03/11/2009 6:50:43 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 37 replies · 2,864+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 March 2009 | BBC
    Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders Aziz surrendered to US troops in 2003 Tariq Aziz, for many years the public face of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime, has been jailed for 15 years for his role in the execution of 42 merchants. Aziz had denied any role in the summary trials of the men accused in 1992 of profiteering during economic sanctions. Two of Saddam Hussein's half-brothers were also found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Baghdad. Another top official, Ali Hassan al-Majid - commonly known as Chemical Ali - was jailed for 15 years. Two other Iraqi...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Mississippi - State Supreme Court vote bans one of its own from dissent

    08/22/2008 11:52:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 192+ views
    Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal ^ | August 22, 2008 | Patsy R. Brumfeld
    Excerpt - JACKSON – Something unusual happened Thursday at the Mississippi Supreme Court. It may be the first time a majority of the justices voted to prohibit a colleague from publishing a dissent in a case. In other words, Presiding Justice Oliver Diaz of Ocean Springs disagreed with a court decision and wanted to write about it. His fellow judges said, no, he couldn’t and they apparently stopped the court clerk from filing Diaz’s statement into the record. Diaz's document also wasn’t made available to the public, as every other order and dissent are. ~ snip ~
  • Jury Convicts 911 Operator of Willful Neglect After Taking Boy's Call About Mom as Joke

    01/18/2008 8:35:19 PM PST · by metmom · 38 replies · 127+ views ^ | Friday, January 18, 2008 | Associated Press
    DETROIT — A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call. The misdemeanor charge against Sharon Nichols is punishable by up to a year in jail. She will be sentenced March 11. Nichols, 45, testified she could not hear the then-5-year-old boy on the other end of the line. Authorities said Robert Turner called 911 twice on Feb. 20, 2006, to report his mother had passed out. Robert, now 7,...
  • Appeals court overturns $1.5M verdict to woman spanked at work

    01/16/2008 6:34:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 3,134+ views
    An appeals court has overturned a $1.5 million verdict awarded to a woman who was spanked in front of co-workers in what her employer called a camaraderie-building exercise. A jury in 2006 had ruled that Janet Orlando had suffered sexual harassment and sexual battery when she was paddled on the rear end at home security company Alarm One Inc. The jury punished the company with a $1 million punitive damage award. But on Monday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeal overturned that verdict, ruling that the jury had been given improper instructions. In particular, the jury...
  • Iraqi Kurds await Chemical Ali verdict (to be announced Sunday, June 24th)

    06/23/2007 10:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 415+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/23/07 | Omar Sinan - ap
    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - Kurds bought sheep to slaughter in celebration and stockpiled generator fuel to keep televisions working for Sunday's verdict against Saddam Hussein's cousin, known as Chemical Ali, and others accused in a 1980s crackdown against them. Many in northern Iraq said they anticipate the harshest penalty possible against Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam's cousin and the former head of the Baath Party's Northern Bureau Command, who is accused of responsibility for using chemical weapons against Kurds in the late 1980s scorched-earth campaign to crush a rebellion in the north. The case — called Anfal after the codename for the...
  • Verdict approaches for 'Chemical Ali'

    06/10/2007 11:03:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/07 | AP
    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein's cousin — known as "Chemical Ali" — and other former regime officials for their roles in a 1980s military campaign against the Kurds said Sunday it would issue a verdict in two weeks. All face a possible death sentence if convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the case. The decision will be announced on June 24, prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi told The Associated Press after a short court session that he said was attended by the six defendants, including Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam's cousin and the former head of the...
  • What news?

    03/06/2007 10:27:20 AM PST · by Balt · 2 replies · 350+ views
    3/6/07 - Regular readers - assuming there are any - know I’m not a fan of those who practice the craft of journalism. Journalists would like us to believe that they are public servants, without which a free society does not exist; which is why, so they say, there’s is the only profession which enjoys Constitutional protection. I find it very ironic that those who like to dump on the Second Amendment by saying, “The Founding Fathers never envisioned assault rifles,” would never dream of making an analogous statement about the First Amendment by suggesting that the Founding Fathers also...
  • No verdict from CIA leak jurors

    02/21/2007 5:28:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,814+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/07 | Michael J. Sniffen - AP
    WASHINGTON - Jurors deliberated Wednesday without reaching a verdict on whether former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby obstructed the investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative married to a prominent Iraq war critic. The eight women and four men heard 14 days of testimony, a full day of closing arguments and more than an hour of instructions from U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton before beginning their discussions. After 4 1/2 hours of deliberation, the jurors went home until Thursday. The jurors include a former Washington Post reporter, an MIT-trained economist, a retired math teacher, a...
  • CA: Verdict for execution in reservoir case (Death penalty in kidnapping-for-ransom case)

    02/13/2007 10:31:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 360+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/07 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A jury imposed the death penalty Tuesday on the ringleaders of a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting rich Russian immigrants whose bodies were found in a Northern California reservoir. Jurors deliberated less than a day before reaching their vote on sentences for Iouri Mikhel, 41, and Jurijus Kadamovas, 40. Last month, the federal jury convicted both men of three counts of hostage-taking resulting in death and three counts of conspiracy. The death penalty verdict is binding on U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian, who is scheduled to formally sentence the two men March 12. The case will be automatically appealed,...
  • Saddam Verdict 'A Great Day' For Iraqis, Rice Says

    11/07/2006 3:44:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2006 – The guilty verdict handed down Nov. 5 to former dictator Saddam Hussein marks “a great day for the Iraqi people,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday. Appearing on Fox News Channel, Rice saluted Iraqi judges and lawyers who were involved in Saddam’s yearlong trial, telling host Neil Cavuto they’d “been going on under the most difficult circumstances.” The Iraqi High Tribunal sentenced Saddam to hang for his complicity involving acts of torture and murder of citizens of Dujail, Iraq, in 1982. Saddam also charged in a separate trial with murdering Kurds in northern Iraq...