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Alan Dershowitz vs. Angela Corey over misleading Affidavit of Probable Cause

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2013

There should be a special prosecutor appointed to investigate this special prosecution.

Alan Dershowitz vs. Angela Corey over misleading Affidavit of Probable Cause

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7/14/2013 at 5:55pm
In early April 2012, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided not to take the George Zimmerman case to a Grand Jury, opting for the filing of a Criminal Information which then was presented along with an Affidavit of Probable Cause.  The Court found probable cause for the charges. It turned out, once pre-trial discovery…
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(as he shakes his head in disbelief)

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2013

(as he shakes his head in disbelief)

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7/14/2013 at 3:07pm
Really, Kirsten Powers? Really? After three weeks of hearing and watching the actual evidence in the case and reading the jury instructions, all I can do is shake my head in disbelief.
 

Facebook Fail: Man Arrested After Commenting on Own “Fugitive of the Day” Photo

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2013

Facebook Fail: Man Arrested After Commenting on Own “Fugitive of the Day” Photo

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7/14/2013 at 12:00pm
Sometimes people should just avoid the urge to comment on Facebook, at least, not without an attorney present. A Florida man was arrested by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office after commenting on the department’s “Fugitive of the Day” Facebook post in which he was the featured fugitive, in reference to a robbery. …
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From the archives — Ben Crump: “That police report is a fabrication”

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From the archives — Ben Crump: “That police report is a fabrication”

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7/14/2013 at 10:47am
“Obviously there was a conspiracy to conceal the truth” From the post on April 3, 2012, From seeking justice to obstruction of justice.
 

Post-Zimmerman Verdict Sunday morning Open

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2013

Post-Zimmerman Verdict Sunday morning Open

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7/14/2013 at 8:30am
I watched the verdict come while on a 5-hour flight delay at O’Hare last night.  Had there not been a delay, I would have missed it.  Funny how things work. What amazed me is that prior to the verdict, I heard numerous people talking openly about the case.  It was pretty obvious…
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Guardian removes column: “Open season on black boys after a verdict like this”

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2013

Update – Column re-posted

Guardian removes column: “Open season on black boys after a verdict like this”

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7/14/2013 at 7:13am
Mandy had a great round up of reaction to the Zimmerman verdict last night. Add this one to the list, which came in the early morning hours today. The Guardian posted, then took down, a column by Gary Younge: A reader alerted me to it, and it’s been uploaded by someone to P…
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Social Media Erupts at Zimmerman Verdict – continuing updates

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2013

Social Media Erupts at Zimmerman Verdict – continuing updates

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7/13/2013 at 11:23pm
The jury in the Zimmerman case reached a not guilty verdict this evening.  Legal Insurrection is following the reactions online as well as from demonstrators who have been outside the courthouse since deliberations first began. This post contains press conference videos of key people connected to the trial, photos of demonstrators…
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Zimmerman Verdict Reached: NOT GUILTY

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2013

Prof. Jacobson: “Angela Corey should resign”

Zimmerman Verdict Reached: NOT GUILTY

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7/13/2013 at 9:50pm
A verdict has been returned in Florida v. Zimmerman: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS The State prosecutors, including the until recently rarely-seen Angela Corey, are currently providing interviews to the press, essentially re-arguing their catastrophically failed courtroom arguments. From this commentator’s perspective, they are simply in complete denial and/or in full-blown CYA mode,…
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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Asks for Clarification on Manslaughter

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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Asks for Clarification on Manslaughter

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7/13/2013 at 6:14pm
The Zimmerman trial jury paused their deliberations at around 6:00PM EST to present Judge Nelson with a question: “May we please have clarification on instructions regarding manslaughter?” Nelson announced the question to the parties in open court, and has now recessed court 30 minutes to address the issue with the jury. The verdict…
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Russia Says No Asylum Request Yet Received from Edward Snowden

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Russia Says No Asylum Request Yet Received from Edward Snowden

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7/13/2013 at 5:00pm
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet requested temporary asylum from Russia, after his appeal for assistance from human rights groups Friday. From the NY Times: Senior Kremlin officials said Saturday that Russia’s Federal Migration Service had not yet received a formal appeal for asylum from Edward J. Snowden. And the Russian foreign…
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Gaming Website Modifies Its Comments Policy – What to Do About the Trolls?

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Gaming Website Modifies Its Comments Policy – What to Do About the Trolls?

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7/13/2013 at 3:41pm
The issue of how to handle abusive online comments has come up often and has raised broader issues of speech and anonymity online. This post from IGN, a popular gaming and entertainment site owned by Ziff Davis, reminded me that such issues are good to debate from time to time. So there’s this…
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Greenwald Tells Argentinean Media Snowden Has Info That Could Be US’ ‘Worst Nightmare’

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2013

Greenwald Tells Argentinean Media Snowden Has Info That Could Be US’ ‘Worst Nightmare’

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7/13/2013 at 1:02pm
Edward Snowden has information that could prove to be the US’ “worst nightmare,” according to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who has been covering the NSA leaker’s public revelations of the US government’s surveillance activities. From Reuters: “Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any…
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TV Anchor Duped into Airing Obviously Fake Pilot Names is a Teachable Moment

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TV Anchor Duped into Airing Obviously Fake Pilot Names is a Teachable Moment

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7/13/2013 at 11:31am
I spent the better part of yesterday late afternoon sharing this video on social media and it’s making the rounds this morning (h/t to NowThisNews where I first caught it yesterday).  So you may have seen it by now, but I bring it to your attention here as a reminder of…
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“Hard Rain” Week at College Insurrection

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“Hard Rain” Week at College Insurrection

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7/13/2013 at 9:45am
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son? Georgetown student advocates death for Republicans over student loan rates And where have you been my darling young one? Florida transgender student barred from women’s room after anonymous complaint UNC-Chapel Hill Students Jump To Defend Mixed-Sex Dorm Rooms and Bathrooms I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty…
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Zimmerman Trial: Verdict Watch LIVE

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Zimmerman Trial: Verdict Watch LIVE

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7/13/2013 at 8:45am
Well, here we are: Verdict Watch. The jury has been charged in Florida v. Zimmerman, and have begun their deliberations. The verdict form is here. Final Jury Instructions here. Last night they asked for an inventory list of the evidence–which makes sense given the dozens of witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. Now,…
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More on the latest Syrian “Who bombed it?” mystery

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2013

More on the latest Syrian “Who bombed it?” mystery

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7/13/2013 at 8:10am
We noted several days ago the latest “who bombed it?” mystery, Did Israel just destroy Syrian depot holding Russian missiles? While answers remain sketchy, unnamed U.S. sources reportedly are pointing to Israel, via CNN: A series of explosions on July 5 at a critical Syrian port was the result of airstrikes by Israeli…
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With a rebel yell

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2013

With a rebel yell

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7/13/2013 at 7:00am
she cried “Oops, Oops, Oops.” From John: CNET DC Metro Station Northern Virginia April 24, 2013 Bumper sticker in the upper right is an OOPS using the Dear leaders “O” logo in place of the letter O. Stunned to see this at this location.