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Chains we can believe in: Bagram jail detainee unlawfully held, court rules

December 14, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Chains we can believe in: Bagram jail detainee unlawfully held, court rules –Appeal court tells British ministers to ask US to end Yunus Rahmatullah’s seven-year ordeal at notorious Afghan prison 14 Dec 2011 The government has been ordered by three senior judges to secure the release of a Pakistani […]

Troy Davis remembered by Antone De’Jaun Correia

My uncle, Troy Davis, was arrested in 1989 and sentenced to death in 1991, three years before I was born. He was in jail my whole life, but I knew him very well. I visited him with my mother – his sister – on death row in the Georgia state prison every other week until […]

U.S. hikers’ release from Iran prison delayed again

Tehran, Iran (CNN) — The lawyer trying to get two American hikers freed from prison in Iran was not able to get a signature on bail paperwork because a judge is on vacation until Tuesday, he told CNN Sunday. Bail has been paid for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, lawyer Masoud Shafiee said, but he […]

Synagogue Bomb Plotters Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Three men convicted of plotting to blow up New York synagogues and to fire heat-seeking missiles at U.S. military planes were sentenced to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in Manhattan handed down punishments today against James Cromitie, 45, Onta Williams, 35, and David Williams, 30, who were found guilty in October […]

Casey Anthony Blood Lust

It’s the story that demands breaking live coverage on not one but two, three cable news networks. ­“Another day of powerful testimony in the Casey Anthony murder trial,” resounded the anchors on cable news.“Another day of disturbing testimony in the Casey Anthony murder trial.”Mainstream media is reporting and analyzing every gory detail.“There were a lot […]

American prisons are going private

Most Americans are unaware that private prisons in the country are on the rise. Is there a reason behind this trend that isn’t going reported though? Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks says that private prisons are thriving in America right now because of the profits they are generating, which most people are unaware of. […]

Blackwater killer gets 30 months, Newburgh 4 get 25 years

Before a federal court room this week, US Attorney Neil MacBride was rather blunt about what actions a former Blackwater security guard undertook while working in Afghanistan in 2009. “Justin Cannon opened fire with an AK-47 at the rear of a retreating vehicle and took the life of an innocent Afghan,” is all he needed […]

Blagojevich Mess Will Linger for Years in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal. But long after he is behind bars, Illinois will still be cleaning up the mess left behind by the state’s cartoonish former governor. Blagojevich — who drew […]

Convicted Blagojevich Faces Prospect of Prison

CHICAGO  —Rod Blagojevich wakes up to a stark reality a day after appearing nearly speechless when a Chicago jury read guilty verdicts against him. The impeached ex-Illinois governor will likely be on his way to federal prison within months, leaving his wife, two young daughters and comfortable home in a leafy Chicago neighborhood behind. Legal […]

Pa. Man Found Guilty of Killing 3 Pittsburgh Cops

PITTSBURGH — A jury found a Pennsylvania man guilty in the 2009 killings of three Pittsburgh police officers who responded to his mother’s 911 call about an escalating argument. The jury deliberating for just over three hours Saturday before returning the verdict against 24-year-old Richard Poplawski. He was found guilty of all 28 counts he […]