A Cook County judge dismissed charges against 92 Occupy protesters arrested in a Chicago park last October, ruling that the city’s overnight park curfew violated the First Amendment and was being enforced selectively.
"He was driving an estimated 56 mph, nearly twice the speed limit...He was issued two citations: speeding and negligent driving. He pleaded guilty to the former, and a judge found him not guilty of the latter, saying there was no evidence of errant driving beyond speed. Cokinos was fined $160, and he went forward with his career on the force."
A jury found Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion not guilty Thursday in the Rastafarian activist's marijuana distribution case.
The decision came after Forchion was nearly held in contempt of court in the morning as he delivered his closing argument.
Forchion, formerly of Pemberton Township, tried to introduce his jury nullification argument into the closing, but was quickly stopped by Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey, who had barred any discussion of it.
Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday of deprivation of rights and other civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, federal prosecutors said.
Thirteen of 16 people arrested Tuesday on charges of violating the new road safety ordinance pleaded guilty in court today.Guilty of being homeless,unemployed,hungry.
Judge Thomas Dannheisser sentenced them to time served.