By Jeremiah Dobruck | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: April 23, 2018 at 7:15 am | UPDATED: April 23, 2018 at 11:32 pm Christina Davis’ hands still shake when she talks about the night her son was killed. On Sept. 10, 2010, he had asked her to stop by his Central Long Beach apartment after she finished up her shift at work. Davis arrived just as a police car pulled up. Her son, 23-year-old Brian Humphries, was bleeding in the street. “After I got off of work and I drove up, he had already been shot,” Davis said. “He was lying there on the ground.” Today, more than seven years later, Humphries’ family continues to struggle not just with grief but from a lack of answers about why the accused killer was released on the eve of trial a year after his arrest. Police say they’re still investigating, but a frustrated Davis said she has been told little by authorities. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, conflict raged with law enforcement … [Read more...] about When Long Beach murder case falls apart, authorities trade blame while victim’s mother is left in the dark
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A DEVASTATING fire which ripped through the Grenfell tower block in West London left 71 people dead and hundreds homeless. Investigations and recovery operations took months and an inquest continues following the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of June 14, 2017. Here's what we know... How many people died in the Grenfell Tower fire? Police revealed in November 2017, more than five months after the fire, that 71 people had died including a stillborn baby. The first victims were named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali, 23, and artist Khadija Saye, 24. A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the inferno. Recently retired lord justice of appeal, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, was appointed to lead the Grenfell Tower public inquiry. The 70-year-old hopes to produce an interim report by Easter 2018. On September 19, police revealed they were considering pursuing individual manslaughter … [Read more...] about Grenfell Tower victims – how many people died in the London fire in June 2017?
Many of the educators who swarmed the state Capitol to demand more education funding are ready to dive into the political arena themselves.A significant number of the 794 people who declared their intent to run for state House and Senate seats last week are career educators. The three-day filing period from Wednesday to Friday recorded the most candidates the state has seen since at least 2000. Nearly 600 registered in 2006.It’s not yet clear how many in the education field are vying for legislative seats, but initial filings show that elementary school teachers to reading specialists to high school principals are running for the Legislature.Craig Hoxie is a physics and IB sports, exercise and health science teacher at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. Hoxie, who is running as a Democrat for House District 23, said the influx of educators hoping to legislate shows the teacher walkout made a difference.The influx means the movement’s been a success,” Hoxie … [Read more...] about Educators running for Legislature are going to ‘change the bedrock’ in Oklahoma, supporters say
FIEGER VS. U.S. The headline in huge type stripped across the top of Page One of the Detroit Free Press in late August was wrong: It was the U.S. government that had indicted Geoffrey Fieger, one of the nation’s most successful trial lawyers and ubiquitous talking heads, for violating campaign finance laws.Presses were replated and the headline reversed, though not before bundles of the early edition were dispatched to the far reaches of Michigan.The final, technically correct edition read: U.S. VS. FIEGER. But the original version captured the reality of both Fieger’s defense and his style.Whether in his several successful murder defenses of assisted-suicide practitioner Dr. Jack Kevorkian during the 1990s, his efforts to recapture jury verdicts in the tens of millions that appellate courts have snatched from his grasp or his triumphs over disciplinary actions, Fieger’s primary approach to defense is offense.And even now, when Fieger faces losing his career—his … [Read more...] about Motormouth
Note: Members can now listen free online to this month’s CLE, “A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched 100 Years of Federalism.”The case was United States v. Shipp. There were nine defendants, all charged with contempt of court—contempt of the Supreme Court, that is. The U.S. attorney general had filed the charges against them directly with the court, thus giving it original jurisdiction in the matter. The petition alleged that the defendants and other people engaged in actions “with the intent to show their contempt and disregard for the orders of this honorable court … and for the purpose of preventing Ed Johnson from exercising and enjoying a right secured to him by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”It was a full-blown trial. There were special prosecutors, dozens of witnesses and a special master assigned to take the evidence. The trial record exceeded 2,200 pages. Each side was given a full day of oral … [Read more...] about A Supreme Case of Contempt