A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to, while a defense attorney said the neighborhood watch volunteer shot the teen in self-defense to stop him
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The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman said Friday that prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 calls moments before he was killed won't be allowed to testify at trial.
A trio of federal judges ordered Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately begin freeing state inmates and waived state laws to allow early releases, threatening the governor with contempt if he does not comply.
As if stealing our homes were not bad enough. When you fight to take it back, you are now a criminal and thrown in jail on trumped up charges in retaliation. In addition, as an example to the rest of the slaves to behave themselves! Please read th
Attorney Marc J. Victor discusses the Nathan Powell Case on ABC News.
“The court orders (Campbell) to be brought to the courthouse and held available to give (DNA) swabs each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until he agrees to provide the swabs or until further order of the court,” Judicial Circuit Chief Judge David Sweat wro
In January, I wrote a long feature on the Belzoni, Mississippi murder of Kathy Mabry, and how the 15-year-old crime casts light on the 20-year forensics scandal involving Dr. Steven Hayne and the dentist Michael West.
U.S.Court Decisions confirm "Driving a Motor Vehicle" is a right, not a govt granted privilege.
Christopher Sign of ABC News covers The Baseline Murders Case and the Wrongful Death lawsuit filed against the City of Phoenix Police Department by the Law Firm Marc J. Victor P.C.
Jessie Thornton appeared on the Attorney For Freedom show where he detailed his story of being unlawfully accused of DUI by police in Surprise, AZ in December of 2012.
The Attorney for Freedom Show with special guest Jessie Thornton the man arrested for "DWB" Driving While Black in Surprise Arizona. Attorney Marc J. Victor represents Jessie Thornton in a Civil Lawsuit against the City of Surprise Arizona.
Attorney Marc J. Victor talks with ABC 15 News about the Driving While Black Case. Jessie Thornton an African American man was stopped and arrested in Surprise Arizona for DUI. When breath, blood and many other tests proved that he was sober, he was
What if government officials have written laws that apply only to us and not to them? What if we gave them the power to protect our freedoms and our safety and they used that power to trick and trap some of us? What if government officials
A divided Supreme Court ruled tougher sentencing guidelines passed after someone commits a crime cannot be used to justify a longer sentence for the defendant. The court ruled 5 to 4 that such a change would violate the Constitution’s
A reputable bank played a crucial role in parting Mr. Koch from his money.. Despite spotting suspicious activity, Zions served as a gateway between dubious Internet merchants and their marks — and made money for itself in the process,
Paul claims that rather than be booked for his crimes, he was taken into a room at the police station with an FBI officer named Phillip Christiana. The officer allegedly told him the charges would go away if he wore a wire to meetings of
Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has broken dozens of stories of corruption and organized crime all over Ghana -- without ever revealing his identity. In this talk Anas shows grisly footage from some of his investigations and demonstrates the importance
Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana far more often than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.
It has been three years. Bradley Manning, then 22 years old, was arrested in Baghdad on May 26, 2010. He was shipped to Kuwait, placed into a cage, and kept in the sweltering heat of Camp Arifjan. "For me, I stopped keeping track," he told the cou
On the eve of a major conference on drug problems in the Western Hemisphere, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that jailing people for personal drug use constitutes a human rights violation and called for abolishing criminal penalties.
The brave young whistleblower Bradley Manning went on trial yesterday -- facing charges that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. But we’re pushing back. You and more than 50,000 other people have already signed our petition for
The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, meaning he will question the more than two dozen soldiers he's accused of wounding, a military judge ruled Monday.
A Mississippi prison for severely mentally ill inmates is infested with rats that prisoners sell to one another as pets, two civil liberties groups claimed in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday. Inmates at the East Mississippi Correctional Facili
The office of the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles Hynes, routinely detained trial witnesses against their will in hotel rooms in forced interrogations, calling into question whether strong-handed tactics played a role in many troubled convictions
Most interesting, however, is an incident in which Kiriakou claims prison administrators tried to incite a fight between him and a Muslim prisoner, apparently in an effort to send both to solitary confinement. Kiriakou, whose CIA work included recrui
Today, the Department of Justice arrested the founders of Liberty Reserve, a digital currency service, and charged them with money laundering.
The Supreme Court ruled a prisoner who presents credible evidence of his innocence can overcome a procedural barrier that he waited too long to go to court. Federal law dictates a state prisoner has a year from the time he is convicted to
Federal prosecutors charged 7 men in connection with a massive online money-laundering operation that for years offered a way for drug traffickers, child pornographers and others in the criminal underworld to move cash around the world quick