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Simple Justice

“Ready” and “Latta” refer to the names of women to whom the defendant, Crawford, allegedly sold eight-balls of crack monthly for years. While Crawford wasn’t charged with the sales, the government wanted him to pay for them nonetheless

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Jonathan Turley

In State v. Terrence Miller, 4 state supreme court justices—over a lone dissent—affirmed the conviction of a man indicted on drug charges who met his lawyer for the first time for a few minutes in a stairwell at the courthouse on the morning of trial

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Jonathan Turley

In 2008 we saw the opening of a scandal in Pennsylvania where juvenile court judges were sentencing youths to prison for minor offenses because they had received money from sources in the private prison industry. Two judges were convicted

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

Two Washington state men will get $10.5 million after spending 17 years in prison for a rape they didn't commit. It's easy to dismiss these exoneration stories as the product of an imperfect system that sometimes makes mistakes. But

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Simple Justice

ATF agents had themselves a fine CI, and it would be a shame to waste him. So they brought him from Miami to Phoenix, paid him $100 a day and instructed him to hang around in bars and see if he can find someone willing to commit a crime.

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New York Post

But as soon as he exited the luxury department store, undercover officers grabbed Christian and asked “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,” according to the suit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme C

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An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, according to a

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“I am not a crook,” Jamie Dimon might as well have been insisting in his five telephone calls these past two weeks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that a criminal investigation of JPMorgan Chase be dropped as part of a plea deal on wha

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

A county audit had already found that Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard was spending tens of thousands of forfeiture dollars illegally ... Howard merely stated he "disagreed" and would continue spending the money as he pleased.

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