The statement below was read by Pfc. Bradley Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at Thursday’s pretrial hearing. O’Brien provided Salon with the full transcript.Read more »
Alleged victim testifies that 25-year cop struck him repeatedly without provocation in 2010 incident partially caught by surveillance camera - Gregory Jeffries says his face was left swollen and bloodied after a Chicago police sergeant struck him four times in 2010 without provocation. "I felt pain," Gregory Jeffries testified Thursday during the first day of the trial of Sgt. Edward Howard Jr. on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Jeffries was 19 and handcuffed when the alleged beating took place in a South Side restaurant parking lot.Read more »
My lawyers blog post on what happened with our "TAXES=THEFT" sign trial.Read more »
Press release for the upcoming trial of Benjamin and Russell Bartholomew for a "TAXES=THEFT" sign.Read more »
Atlanta (WAOK)– A trial date has been set for a 20-year-old single mother who was arrested after her son made laughing noises while in a Decatur library.Read more »
A U.S. military judge yesterday ordered that a plea agreement capping the maximum sentence of an Osama bin Laden aide be sealed, shrouding in secrecy the first Guantanamo conviction under President Barack Obama.Read more »
Finally, a legal travesty is over. It all started on May 11, 2010 with three activists handing out Fully Informed Jury Association literature in front of the federal courthouse in Allentown, PA. It ended on September 1, 2010 with George Donnelly being sentenced to time served and paying a $525.00 fine. All of his property was returned though the video he took of the incident was deleted from his camera.Read more »
Bernard Kerik, the corrupt former NYPD commissioner, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison. The 54-year-old former top-cop had pleaded guilty back in November, and instead of getting the initial 33 month prison sentence recommendation that was made between Kerik and prosecutors, Judge Stephen Robinson decided he deserved a lot more than that, sending a clear, strong message to the general public that corruption will not be tolerated.Read more »
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