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Simple Justice

A jury, by 8-4 vote, decided not to kill Mario Woodward for murdering police officer Keith Houts. In most places, that would be the end of it. But not Alabama. Oh no. In Alabama, judges “override” the jury. Death! So sayeth the Judge,

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

An update on the creeping surveillance state: An alarming report out of Puerto Rico finds that some ankle bracelets given to suspects out on bail or parole may have the ability to listen to and record conversations.

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AP

Embattled state Sen. Ron Calderon says federal authorities wanted him to wear a wire and record conversations with the Senate leader and another lawmaker. After he refused they tried to ruin his reputation by raiding his offices and leaking an affida

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Washington Post

An Air Force colonel accused of assaulting a young woman outside a Crystal City bar this past spring has been acquitted by an Arlington jury. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 42, was head of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention branch when he was

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Simple Justice

The saga of the 2d Circuit panel’s bizarre war with Judge Shira Scheindlin in the stop & frisk cases, Ligon and Floyd, continues to spiral out of control, as the judge and both plaintiffs have sought to undo the ruling.

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Simple Justice

Bennett, suffering from the twin curse of integrity and skill, set about explaining that there would be no fairy godmother waving her wand and setting free the people convicted under the now-unconstitutional law. Instead, he tried to explain,

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

The only evidence was the testimony of a friend, who later recanted, and testimony from an eyewitness who also later recanted. Police found hair, fingerprints, and bloody footprints around the body body, but none implicated him.

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In May 2013, I was the target of an attempted entrapment. Whether it was a federal agent attempting to entrap me on a contrived material support for terrorism charge or simply an individual’s attempt to embarrass me and discredit AntiPolygraph.org

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AP

Former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi dropped drunken driving charges against Bisard after learning the blood test showing a 0.19 percent blood alcohol level wasn't taken by an authorized technician at a hospital as required under state law.

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