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Naples Daily News

Six months after his father claimed entrapment and was cleared of cocaine trafficking charges, a 22-year-old Naples, FL. man also was acquitted after telling jurors he had no idea his father was selling drugs when he acted as an interpreter for two d

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AP

Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those initial allegations.

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Christian Science Monitor

If US District Judge Cooke agrees with the Justice Dept., the severe sentence [life] won't be for any violent act carried out or planned by Mr. Padilla. He will be punished for what prosecutors say were his dangerous unspecified intentions

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The Agitator

Virginia’s attorney general was asked if someone could be (illegally arrested) for jaywalking, then have his home searched pursuant to that illegal arrest, then have the evidence found in the search used against him at trial. He said yes.

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AP

Judge Harold Eaton Jr., discouraged when a 34-person pool of potential jurors for a sex case was reduced to 20 people, sent sheriff's deputies into the street Wednesday to summon people to join them.

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Reuters

U.S. former "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla and two other men convicted last year of conspiring to aid terrorists abroad returned to a Miami court on Tuesday for a hearing to decide whether they will spend the rest of their lives behind bars

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Washington Post

The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details [to their lawyers] of the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors used to get them to

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NY Daily News

Al Sharpton's former chief of staff was roused at his Harlem home at 6:30 a.m. by FBI agents who handed him a subpoena to bring records to a federal grand jury the day after Christmas. Several of Sharpton's employees also got wakeup subpoenas

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Ginn

Is Joe Horn a Good Neighbor or Cold-blooded Killer? News that the burglars "moved toward him"--and that Horn shot them in the back. And that a police detective was present when it all happened.

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Glenn Greenwald

The most glaringly similar case was when, during the trial of Jose Padilla, DOJ prosecutors told the federal court that key videotapes of Padilla's interrogations by DOD agents could not be located, a claim which prompted expressions of increduli

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NBC

... before the high court in the latest attempt by detainees to win release, Justice Stephen Breyer indicated 3 times it would be possible for Congress to enact a law that would provide the basis for holding the detainees indefinitely without trial.

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AP

Unaware of the recording, Detective Christopher Perino testified the suspect "wasn't questioned" about a shooting in the Bronx. But then the defense confronted the detective with a transcript showing he spent an hour trying to persuade

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Reuters

[Well duh, he's his chauffeur.] Osama bin Laden's former driver and bodyguard was a trusted member of al Qaeda who helped his boss elude U.S. forces after the September 11 attacks and should face a war crimes trial before a special military t

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AzCentral.com

I've seen taggers' not-so-handiwork on the sides of homes, on fences and bridges and underpasses ... but on a police station? That's ballsy.

News Link • Global Reported By Chip Saunders
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AP

Attorneys for convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla contend he was so badly mistreated by his own government during 3 1/2 years in military custody that he deserves far less than the life prison sentence sought by federal prosecutors.

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Ginn

Two men are shot dead, their crime, breaking and entering a house in broad daylight. Their weapon, a crowbar, their sentence, meted out by sixty one-year-old neighbor Joe Horn. The debate: is Horn a cold blooded killer or a good neighbor?

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Billings Gazette/Clair Johnson

$9 trillion in debt. $60 trillion in unfunded forward obligations. Dollar index below 75. Double-digit inflation. $100 oil and $800 gold. All, apparently, due to the economic terrorism of one Montana tax protester.

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