President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to announce he has rescinded awards given to Navy prosecutors days after the court-martial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher ended with an acquittal on most charges.Gallagher, 40, had been charged with premeditated murder in connection with the 2017 death of a captive teenage ISIS fighter he was treating for injuries. He also faced charges related to allegations he shot at civilians and tried to intimidate witnesses.He was acquitted on July 2 of all those charges but convicted of one, a charge for posing with the fighter’s corpse. He was reduced a rank to E-6.On July 10, a week later, three prosecutors involved in the case received Navy Achievement Medals, according to the military news website Task & Purpose, which reported a Navy spokesman saying the awards were for performing “above their normal duties.” The Union-Tribune filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the award citations six days after the July 10 … [Read more...] about In a tweet, Trump rescinds medals given to Gallagher prosecutors
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Updated 5:17 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo attorneys Curtis Briggs, center, and Tyler Smith, left, who represent Max Harris, speak to the media at Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, Calif. Briggs, the attorney for Harris, one of two men on trial in connection with a fire that killed 36 people at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse two years ago has told the jury there's enough evidence to find his client not guilty. Briggs, said during closing argument Tuesday, July 30, 2019, that the prosecution has used his client as a scapegoat for the deadly December 2016 fire during an electronic music show. less FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo attorneys Curtis Briggs, center, and Tyler Smith, left, who represent Max Harris, speak to the media at Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, Calif. Briggs, the attorney ... more Photo: Cody Glenn, AP … [Read more...] about Attorney: Man is a scapegoat in deadly California fire
A NEW film about the OJ Simpson case will attempt to prove that the controversial football star was INNOCENT of his wife’s gruesome murder. Dubbed the "trial of the century", NFL-star turned actor was accused of killing his ex-partner Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in cold blood at her LA home in 1994. The court room drama, the most watched in American history, captivated and divided America upon racial lines. And despite DNA evidence appearing to prove OJ was guilty of double murder, he was acquitted in 1995. Naked Gun actor Simpson was later found guilty in a civil case and ordered to pay the victims’ families $33million for “wrongful death.” However, a new film titled Nicole & OJ promises to reveal new “evidence” which could show that Simpson’s public profile was manipulated by the intense media scrutiny. The movie’s British writer and director Joshua Newton says his picture will explain “why and how Nicole and Ron … [Read more...] about New OJ Simpson film will reveal who really killed star’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and prove he was victim of a conspiracy, Brit director claims
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 5:50 am PDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Dressed in a light blue jail shirt and matching pants, Eric Holder's eyes darted from side to side as he surveyed the packed courtroom. But as Holder was charged with murdering Grammy-nominated rapper and beloved community organizer Nipsey Hussle, his view was often obstructed by the bespectacled man standing squarely in front of him: his lawyer, Christopher Darden. Thursday's tense setting should feel familiar to the longtime litigator. More than 20 years ago, he was at the center of another high-profile Los Angeles murder case that sent shock waves across the city and the nation. Only back then, Darden was still with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and his job was to convince a jury that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murdering his ex-wife and another man. Darden's central role in that highly charged trial, which was fraught with racial overtones, sparked widespread outrage … [Read more...] about The lawyer who made O.J. Simpson try on the gloves is now defending Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 9:02 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Advocates say that Michigan women who killed their romantic partners after years of domestic violence often don't get fair trials because a 1995 state Supreme Court ruling, People v. Christel, limits Battered Woman Syndrome testimony. But what is Battered Woman Syndrome and should it be used as a defense for murder? Lenore Walker is the psychologist who coined the term Battered Woman Syndrome in the late 1970s. She documented the deep psychological toll violence can take on victims, causing a range of symptoms and behaviors that she described as part of the syndrome. Walker also documented the cycle of intimate partner violence. Battered Woman Syndrome can play a role in how people respond when they feel their lives are in danger and can help explain their behavior in the rare instances when victims kill their batterers, Walker said. Men also subject to … [Read more...] about Battered Woman Syndrome: Is it a defense for murder?