A young bank official named Joseph is arrested by two policemen one fine morning, without even being informed why. Joseph is outraged.Till his death, Joseph does not get to know what is he being tried for. Joseph is the protagonist of Franz Kafka’s seminal work ‘The Trial’, which is the story of Joseph’s case, his trial and tribulations with : the invisible Law, absent judge, opaque court processes, police excesses and the high-handedness of our criminal justice system. He dies a year later at the hands of the very policemen who had arrested him, in a striking finale of how the system consumes him. Like all fiction, the story is a lie, but one that says a lot of truth about our criminal justice administration, or at any rate, its prevailing stereotype, which has a definitive impress of truth.Enter G, a 6-year old girl taken to a field, enticed with sweets, and then raped; her delicate face smashed beyond recognition, having been bludgeoned to death by bricks. … [Read more...] about Role Of A Magistrate In A Criminal Investigation
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World Syria Donald Trump ISIS Iran Russia Turkey Syrian Kurds U.S. Military One year ago, President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against an air base belonging to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after accusing him of conducting a deadly chemical weapons attack. Today, the Republican leader has said he wants to withdraw the U.S. military from the conflict, where the defeat of a global jihadi network has given rise to new, even more complex battles. Trump's cruise missile strike on the Al-Shayrat air base in the early hours of April 7, 2017, Damascus time, was met with international fanfare over what was seen then as the newly-sworn-in president's first major foreign policy move. However, the multimillion-dollar move reportedly failed to deter the airfield from operating for more than a day or two and marked the first intentional U.S. attack in Syria that fell outside the Pentagon's stated mission of defeating the Islamic State militant … [Read more...] about Trump Bombed Syria One Year Ago, Where Do We Go Now and Why Can’t the U.S. Win?
The government of Cuba released Daniel Llorente, an independent dissident, from a notorious mental hospital where he was detained for more than a year after being diagnosed with “believing in God.” Llorente was arrested after interrupting the 2017 May Day parade in Havana, waving an American flag and demanding freedom for Cuba. Llorente was released shortly after the 2018 May Day parade, celebrating the Marxist International Workers’ Day holiday. His son, Eliecer, was also arrested on May 1 and released an hour after the parade ended to prevent him from organizing a protest similar to the protest his father organized.Eliecer, 18, was never accused or charged with a crime. Daniel was also never charged for the year-long term he spent in the Havana Psychiatric Hospital known commonly as “Mazorra.” Following his release, Llorente sat down for interviews with several Cuban dissident and international outlets. “I am enjoying this freedom, which I … [Read more...] about Cuba’s May Day Protester Freed as He Quotes Jefferson, Demands His U.S. Flag Back
POLITICS 06/12/2018 05:45 am ET Made up mostly of women and Latino members, the powerful Culinary Workers Union has proven that organized labor can thrive where it's supposed to fail. By Dave Jamieson LAS VEGAS ― Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip. Members are eligible to receive a $20,000 loan to help with a down payment, which is only repaid if the member sells or rents out the home. It is one of many ways the Culinary, as it’s known, has been helping servers, bellhops and line cooks get their piece of the American Dream. More than half … [Read more...] about The Las Vegas Union That Learned To Beat The House
close Video Florida Republican gubernatorial primary heats up President Trump endorses Rep. Ron DeSantis; Peter Doocy reports. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: A defining debate for Florida politics - Both parties see surge in primary voters - Farm bill gets delayed in the Senate - Audible: As they’d say in Greenville… - Paper, plastic or reptile? A DEFININGa DEBATE FOR FLORIDA POLITICS – Other than giving us a chance to pick up some Mickey ears and grab a fried grouper sandwich, why is Fox News hosting a Florida gubernatorial debate here tonight? It’s pretty simple: What happens in Florida politics right now may matter more than in any other state. Florida has 29 electoral votes, the same as New York and more than every state except California and Texas. By the time we get to the 2020 Census, the Sunshine State will have gained at least 3 … [Read more...] about A defining debate for Florida politics