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Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 4 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

Judge again denies admission of cell phone pics and social media accounts; Prosecution’s Investigator and State Police firearms forensics expert testify

We;re back with day 4 of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on Wafer’s Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. The day started, as has become customary, with Wafer’s defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter asking Judge Dana Hathaway…
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Hamas Gaza Tunnel NYT video

One People built tunnels, the other a nation

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

People makes choices, and so do Peoples.

Just think what could have been. Israel left Gaza in 2005. The vast international aid that flowed to Gaza could have been used to build the foundation of a nation. Instead it was put to building tunnels and rocket infrastructure. Rather than forging economic ties with the world, it forged military ties with…
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10 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (81% score)
 
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The Morning Insurrection after

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Washington DC Police Chief Lanier

(UPDATE: Stay Granted) D.C. Seeks Stay of Federal Court Order Allowing Handgun Carry

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

The District of Columbia asks for a stay of order suspending handgun public carry ban pending appeal, or at least for 180 days to draft compliant carry licensing mechanism.

Not that it comes as any surprise, but Washington DC has filed an appeal for a stay of the Palmer v. DC ruling this weekend that ordered stopped DC’s laws banning the public carry of handguns. This District’s motion asks for a stay pending appeal of the DC Court’s ruling, are in…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
mh17 black box

Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Black Boxes Show Missile Strike

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

Dutch investigators still having trouble reaching crash scene

British and American media are reporting that Ukrainian government officials have seen data from the say the downed Malaysia Airlines’ black box recorders. According to these officials, the airliner suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by multiple pieces of shrapnel from a missile. From the BBC: They…
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3 votes, 1.67 avg. rating (47% score)
 
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Michelle Nunn’s Campaign Plan is “Confidential, Proprietary,” and 100% on the Internet

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

…oops? Really bad optics of how campaign sausage is made.

Every campaign makes strategic mistakes, but it’s not often that a high profile campaign’s biggest mistake is that it publishes its own “eyes only” strategy plan. National Review reported today that back in December, Michelle Nunn’s campaign made the mistake of publicly posting on the internet their comprehensive campaign strategy for…
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5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (85% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Four evidence technicians/scientists describe how forensics evidence was collected and analyzed by law enforcement from Wafer’s home.

Today continues with the third day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the Detroit front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride.  We covered this morning’s testimony here: Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 Mid-Day Wrap-Up Witnesses this afternoon included: Cyndi Maxwell, Dearborn Police Corporal, Fingerprint Collection Jennifer Rizk, Michigan State Police, Fingerprint…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Romney Obama Russia Debate

Mitt? Mitt?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

If only the nation could go back in time, it would choose Mitt Romney.

CNN released a poll over the weekend that showed if the 2012 election were held today, Mitt Romney would beat Barack Obama… easily. According to the poll, if the 2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53% of the popular vote, with the President at 44%. Obama beat Romney 51%-47%…
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8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (92% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Wafer neighbor hears outside noises prior to gun shot; ATF cell phone expert maps out locations of McBride’s cell phone up to her crash

Today continues with the third day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the Detroit front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride.  We covered days two and one here (presented in reverse chronological order): Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 End-of-Day Wrap-Up Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up Detroit…
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Gaza war: Not much of a ceasefire (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Islamic Jihad misfired long range rocket reportedly hits Gaza’s main hospital.

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Last night the United Nations Security Council issued a Presidential Statement (less than a Resolution) demanding an immediate Gaza ceasefire. Hamas kept firing missiles, and Israel now is responding. Israel has rejected a ceasefire that does not include security guarantees. A devastating critique of…
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4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (74% score)
 
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Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
LI #14 AF Branco

An Interview with Legal Insurrection’s A.F. Branco

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Cartoonist who captures politics.

Legal Insurrection is truly fortunate to be able to feature the amazing work of talented political cartoonist, A.F. Branco! I have always been a big fan of political cartoons.  In fact, two years ago, I taught my son’s class about the history of political cartoons, and had them each create one…
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1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
John Kerry Ceasefire in Israel

Branco Cartoon – Cease and Desist

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014
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13 votes, 4.77 avg. rating (95% score)
 
NJ cop Joseph Walker (r) and wife (l)

Accused NJ Cop Takes the Stand in MD Road-rage Killing

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Walker testified he did not attempt to retreat because “I had a split second to make a decision.”

Joseph Walker, the New Jersey police officer who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. in a Maryland road-rage incident, took the stand this past Friday to testify in his own defense over a 90 minute period, reports The Baltimore Sun.  Walker is charged with first degree murder in the case, and if…
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5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (71% score)