The American Civil Liberties Union wants reality TV star Richard Hatch freed from a jail where he has been held on charges of giving unauthorized interviews.
Hatch was taken into custody after
giving TV interviews that the federal Bureau of Prisons said it had not
approved. He was serving home confinement for failing to pay income
taxes on his $1 million prize for winning the first season of the show.
During the interviews, Hatch said the trial
judge discriminated against him because he was gay. The ACLU says Hatch
has a right to criticize the government.
Los comienzos de una multimillonaria demanda judicial contra el dólar
está en marcha el Departamento de Policía de Phoenix basado en el
bloqueo intencional de las pruebas de evidencia llevó al asesinato de 7
The key piece of evidence used to crack the Baseline Serial Killer case sat in an evidence locker for 9 months while 7 more people lost their lives. Sources inside the Phoenix Police Dept. say that's just the crime lab's latest mistake.
The Supreme Court's unusual hearing Wednesday on the role corporations
can play in influencing elections carries the potential not only for
rewriting the nation's campaign finance laws but also for testing the
willingness of the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to
defy the decisions of Congress and to set aside its own precedents.
Once again, major violence between Raza and African prisoners has erupted within the United States Concentration Camp (Prison) System, this time at Chino California State Prison. Beginning at 8:20 on Saturday evening, Aug. 8, African and Raza (Latino) prisoners, in the most brutal fashion, slashing, cutting, hitting each other with anything that could get their hands on, battled for more than 11 hours. Over 200 were hurt, several critically, with severe head injuries or stab wounds. Blood was spilled everywhere. Many of those involved will be scarred and maimed for life, both physically and mentally.
The fear-mongering of Bush, combined with the hysterical cries of the
"secure the border" crowd led to new restrictions. These restrictions actually restrict
Americans not terrorists or would-be gardeners and day laborers.
war on terror was a fraud from the start, it was always a war on
Americans. Every measure that was passed was used, first and foremost,
against Americans not against potential threats to the country. All the
new spying on bank accounts isn't being used to crack down on drug
cartels or international terrorists but on Americans who have funds
overseas, where the greedy hands of politicians have a harder time
There exists in this country a pool of men whose dedication to logic
and truth can not be doubted. All have spent their lives working with
things in the real physical world where failure can not be papered over
They have been
When it came time for a CIA employee to testify during the
court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, however,
officials went to great lengths to protect the employee's identity,
erecting a high, Army-green tarpaulin to shield him from spectators.
Even the unidentified man's employment by the CIA was off-limits, until
Welshofer's civilian attorney mentioned it in a slip of the tongue.
[lucky him] DNA exoneree Thomas McGowan's journey from prison to prosperity is
about to culminate in $1.8 million, and he knows just how he wants to
spend it: on a house with three bedrooms, stainless steel kitchen
appliances and a washer and dryer.
Doctors and psychologists the CIA
employed to monitor its "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects
came close to, and may even have committed, unlawful human
experimentation, a medical ethics watchdog has alleged.
JERICHO, Ark. – It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps.
The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.
“I’m the only one working in my house right now.”
“I was laid off, have no car, no job and no friends that can even
bring me there,” one caller had argued. Another said, “I cannot even
afford the gas to have to come down there.”
This September 14, 2009 at 8:30 in Maricopa County Superior Court
Room #413 in front of Judge Paul McMurdie, 201 West Jefferson, Phoenix,
Arizona the case of Arizona v. JOHN STUART. This is a status conference
for the trial that is scheduled to start in October.
is pro per, meaning he is defending himself without an attorney.
Although he has repeatedly told the court he does not want an attorney
the court has refused to acknowledge this and has allowed a public
defender to act as his attorney. (violation 1)
Robert S. Schindler, Sr., of Gulfport, Florida, father of the late Terri Schindler Schiavo, passed away August 29, 2009 from heart failure at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Robert fought valiantly to save the life of his brain–injured daughter Terri in the landmark right to life case that culminated in her imposed death by court–ordered starvation and thirst on March 31, 2005. After Terri's death, along with his wife Mary, daughter Suzanne (Schindler) Vitadamo and son Bobby Schindler, he founded the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation in St. Petersburg dedicated to supporting other families faced with the same need to fight for the rights of their disabled or otherwise vulnerable loved ones.
The FBI and a grand jury in Albuquerque have been investigating whether
CDR Financial Products, a Beverly Hills-based company, received a
contract with the New Mexico Finance Authority because of pressure from
Richardson or other state employees. CDR was paid $1.48 million for
advising the authority on investment decisions in 2004.
The firm and its president, David Rubin, together gave $100,000 to
Sí Se Puede and Moving America Forward, both PACs started by
Richardson, shortly before winning the state contract.
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a $102 million judgment
against the government for withholding evidence that could have cleared
four men who spent decades in prison — including two who died there —
for a murder they didn't commit.
"While we reject its finding that the government is liable for
malicious prosecution, we uphold the court's alternate finding that the
government is liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress,"
the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.
The district court judge said FBI agents were trying to protect
informants when they encouraged a witness to lie, then withheld
evidence they knew could prove Limone and the three other men weren't
involved in the Deegan killing.
If you haven't heard yet, it's "illegal" to download music online
without "paying" for it. It's hard to believe, but being a fan isn't
accepted as legal payment anymore. They call it "piracy," and the
consequences for it can be very, very dire. Therefore, I've compiled a
list of other crimes that I suggest you look into before you decide to
download "Sweet Child of Mine" or "Poker Face."
First, let's look at the fines in the only two music piracy trials
that have taken place to date. The first is the case of Jammie Thomas,
a single mother of four from Minnesota. She downloaded 24 songs
off of Kazaa. A jury of her peers decided that she owed the RIAA
(Recording Industry Association of America) almost $2 million for her
crimes, a ruling which the Obama Administration recently told a federal
judge was constitutionally sound.
The second is the case of Joel Tenenbaum, a young grad student at
On Oct. 15, 2004, Mary Elizabeth Schipke entered the Oracle post
office to buy a 47-cent stamped envelope. When she got frustrated with
the clerk behind the counter, she told her: "God, I pray a bomb falls
on your stupid, fucking head."
Almost a year later, Schipke was convicted of threatening a federal
facility with weapons of mass destruction. Schipke describes what she
told the clerk that day as an "imprecatory prayer"—basically, a
simple curse—but that defense didn't keep her from serving a
four-year prison sentence, with the last two years at Carswell, a
women's federal medical prison outside of Fort Worth, Texas, that has
been the subject of allegations about the questionable care of
prisoners with physical and psychiatric conditions.
Although now free and on supervised release, Schipke, 51, continues
to fight the federal government—this time, over a DNA sample
forcibly removed from her in prison. After her release, priso
With the formation of this team, the administration indicated that it
would more closely monitor, but not abandon, the
controversial practice of sending some high-level terror detainees to
other countries for questioning.
California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass plans to strip the most
controversial provisions from a Senate-approved plan that would have
trimmed the state's prison population by 27,000 inmates. The Assembly version would keep about 10,000 more inmates behind bars
and leave the state with a new, nearly $200 million budget hole, Bass
said early Friday.
The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys
at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including
covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with
organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Lawyers were apparently
attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the
agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the
United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.
Adam Reeves is the latest edition to the Prosecutorial Misconduct Wall of Shame:
The record demonstrates that the prosecution [Adam Reeves] argued to the jury material facts that the prosecution knew were false, or at the very least had strong reason to doubt. Deliberate false statements by those privileged to represent the United States harm the trial process and the integrity of our prosecutorial system. We do not lightly tolerate a prosecutor asserting as a fact to the jury something known to be untrue or, at the very least, that the prosecution had very strong reason to doubt... There is no reason to tolerate such misconduct here.
The ABA Journal has this report. Unfortunately, even though the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a criminal conviction based on prosecutorial misconduct, AUSA Reeves was never identified by name in the opinion. Instead, he was referred to as "the prosecution."
With all due respect, your honors, "the prosecution" d
Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva.
This was probably not the product of an oversight, but rather a deliberately deceptive partial disclosure by an opportunistic prosecutor: The bloodstained underwear were discovered when the purported victim, a pre-pubescent girl, was living in Phoenix, Arizona, nearly 1,000 miles from the man accused of molesting her.
Scientists demonstrate it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.
If they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct
a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from
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