In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.Read more »
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom.
The staff sergeant is now in custody, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and then burning many of the bodies. The name of the 38-year-old soldier was not released because it would be "inappropriate" to do so before charges are filed, said Pentagon spokesman George Little.
Four muslim girls get off with community service for severely beating white girl while Emma West has child taken and will spend holiday in jail for racist rantRead more »
Innocent drivers can be charged $75 to fight a traffic ticket, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled.Read more »
This is why the death penalty needs to be abolished where it is still practiced. How many other innocent men have lost their lives to a broken justice system?Read more »
A twitter feed of the day's outstanding police misconduct incidents. It's updated several times daily, so there's never any shortage of police misconduct to make your blood boil.Read more »
Rahn was found guilty in April of seven charges including official misconduct and falsifying business records.
Today, Judge Francis Affronti told Rahn this was one of the most difficult things he's ever had to do but then he handed down the sentence.
Rahn will serve a minimum of one year and eight months to a maximum of five years in prison. With good behavior, he could get out in 13 months.Read more »
...the authorities in Ellis County seem hellbent on using the justice system to punish this man for having the temerity to stand up for his rights. Even from a distance, this has the appearance of local government officials trying to impose their will on a lone citizen.Read more »
Justice delayed is justice denied: Attorney General Eric Holder says that the U.S. needs to examine whether the current rules regarding Miranda warnings give law enforcement agents the “necessary flexibility” when dealing with terrorism cases, suggesting that regulators consider a longer delay before American citizens must be read their rights. “If we are going to have a system that is capable of dealing, in a public safety context, with this new threat, I think we have to give serious consideration to at least modifying that public safety exception.”Read more »
Sometimes the public is not admitted, witnesses are not sworn to tell the truth, and there is no word-for-word record of the proceedings. Three-quarters of the judges are not lawyers, and many have scant grasp of the most basic legal principles.Read more »
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