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Vote if you want to serve on a jury. (tags)
High school government teachers believe that the voting privilege can only be preserved by showing up and serving on a jury when needed.
Trump wins second debate (tags)
Donald Trump won the second presidential debate by finally coming up with policy ideas.
Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Abdullah Sentenced Three Months in Jail on Attempted Lynching Charge (tags)
Wednesday, June 8, 2006
PASADENA - Despite overwhelming community support for the embattled activist Jasmine "Abdullah" Richards, who rose to prominence as a youth organizer in the resource-deprived African-American community residing in otherwise-affluent Pasadena, a jury unanimously convicted her of the charge of "attempt to taking a person from police custody by means of a riot," a charge up until very recently known as felony lynching. At yesterday's court hearing, presiding Judge Elaine Lu sentenced the activist to 90 days in LA County jail, three years' probation, and a year of anger management classes. The the feared stayaway order from La Pintoresca Park, the hub of Black Lives Matter organizing in Pasadena, was averted.
America's Promise & The Reality (tags)
See the real USA as forced upon the people and hidden from view by the main street media.
H.R. 3762 which repeals the individual mandate and restores the full 40 hour work week needs to have it's veto overridden.
City of Fullerton Conspires to Silence Free Press Following Hung Jury #LivestreamOnTrial (tags)
After the jury returned a hung verdict, the Fullerton district attorney announced their intent to retry independent journalist livestreamers AJ Redkey and PM Beers for their presence at the January 18, 2014 protests of the police murder of Kelly Thomas. #FilmThePolice #FreeThePress #LivestreamOnTrial #opFullerton
Abolishing student loans will greatly reduce college costs. (tags)
College costs are greatly increased by states relying on federal student loans to be repaid by students instead of state subsidies even for in state students.
Sami Al-Arian: Deported, Free at Last (tags)
Systemic Injustice in America (tags)
LA Protests Grand Jury Decision (tags)
There are currently two protest marches underway in Los Angeles following the outcome of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO
Republicans not waiting for Supreme Court (tags)
The Supreme Court case on subsidies is not enough to solve problems created by the unaffordable care act of 2010.
Ferguson verdict Monday? (tags)
Official leaks report that the verdict may come tomorrow, November 17th.
Jury draft can cause military draft (tags)
When old people are required to serve on juries some of them advocate requiring young people to serve in the U.S. military.
Election Day with Occupy Los Angeles: Know Your Rights Juror Education Rally (tags)
As Los Angeles went to the polls for the statewide district primary elections, members of Occupy Los Angeles gathered in “Solidarity Park” (otherwise known as the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St.) for a picnic and educational outreach action about jury nullification.
Anonymous,little Americans Like Hank Skinner Need Your Help in Greg Abbotts Inhumane Texas (tags)
Hank Skinner,Who Says Being Handicapped is An Excuse 4 Executing Innocent Texans ? This Texas Lawman Lost The Use Of His Legs,& Now Executes Others Out Of Misdirected Anger ..
Santa Cruz Eleven Court Report: Brent Adams (tags)
The court follies continues as the 4 remaining local Occupy activists have their felony jury trial is rescheduled to March 2014.
Grand Jury Resistance Workshop March 16 (tags)
The Los Angeles branch of the Anarchist Black Cross will be facilitating a discussion on contemporary Grand Jury persecution of anarchists, leftists, and animal rights activists. We will also present an overview of ongoing FBI suppression of Grand Jury resisters in California and the Pacific Northwest. The event will include a Know Your Rights workshop and information on practical legal protection. It will conclude with a Q&A for any additional concerns.
San Diego Marriage Equality Trial Delayed (tags)
A funny thing happened to the six remaining defendants in the Equality Nine case — members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who were arrested while demonstrating for marriage equality at the San Diego County Clerk’s office August 19, 2010 — on their way to a trial that was supposed to begin April 30. Judge Joan Weber, discovered that prosecutors had systematically excluded Queers from the jury pool, and she threw out the entire jury pool and decided that the case would have to start over September 18.
Nefarious Monkey Business Uncovered (tags)
The international trade in monkeys destined for research laboratories has exploded in the past few years. A recent cruelty case in Van Nuys, CA shone a brief but bright light on this business with tragic consequences.
Medical Marijuana defendants face 7 years in prison - Trial set to start (tags)
Joe Grumbine and Joe Byron have been offered a two felony deal with no jail time if they plead guilty. Both have refused, insisting that their medical marijuana collective activities are legal under state law. Medical Marijuana is an affirmative defense meaning the defendants must prove their innocence similarly to a self defense level of proof. This gives tremendous power to California judges who can ensure a guilty plea by denying a medical defense. Judge Charles Sheldon, Dept. K has already declared that he will not allow a jury to hear the truth, he will not allow patients to testify or expert witnesses on California medical marijuana issues. If they are convicted, both face up to 7 years in state prison.
FBI Repression: Nine More Subpoenaed - Call for J25 Actions (tags)
Twenty three anti-war, social justice activists - mainly from Minneapolis and Chicago, have received subpoenas demanding that they testify before a Grand Jury on January 25th about their political activities. Many are refusing to comply. Coordinated protests are set in many cities across the country on the day of the Grand Jury proceedings.
BREAKING: Jury Rules Johannes Mehserle Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter. (tags)
The jury in the murder trail of Johannes Mehserle for the killing of Oscar Grant has returned a verdict of guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!
Mehserle Trial (Oscar Grant) Update (tags)
Posted on May 7, 2010 A preliminary hearing Friday in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle provided few fireworks, but yielded several key rulings that could influence the outcome of what is expected to be a highly complex trial.
Killer Cop Update from Third Los Angeles Status Hearing (tags)
report from inside court room
Oscar Grant Report
Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)
The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:
Maryland’s Marty O’Gov Turns His Back on Fallen Mayor Dixon! (tags)
As a result of a plea deal, Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon will leave office, on Feb. 4, 2010. She was recently found guilty of stealing $530 worth of gift cards intended “for the poor.” Before the ink was dry on the agreement, however, Dixon’s ex-crony, the former mayor, and now Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, was pretending that she no longer existed. Appropriately, the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people.”
Jury Gives Mayor Sheila Dixon a “Go to Jail” Card! (tags)
Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon was convicted on Dec. 1, 2009, by a jury of her peers, of stealing gift cards, worth about $525, intended for the “poor and needy.” As a result, she will forfeit her office, lose her $83,000 a year pension, and could go to jail. Her crime paled in significance to the massive wrongdoings of the Wall Street Mob, but, the State Prosecutor underscored to the jury: The Mayor was stealing “from the children of Baltimore!”
American Jury Duty as of June, 2009 (tags)
An article on American Jury Duty
Remembering Ruby Ridge, FBI Murder of Weaver Family (8/21) (tags)
Though many on the left would strongly disagree with the separatist ideology of Randy Weaver, many would agree that the FBI shooting of Randy's wife Vicki and their teenage son Sammy at Ruby Ridge were over the top and violations of civil liberties and human rights. We need to accept that human rights apply to ALL, even those that we do not agree with!!
Medical Marijuana Caregiver Convicted of Drug Dealing (tags)
Until May 28, 2008 John Ottombrino was just another yoga and massage teacher, giving lessons and alternative health information from his home in Kearny Mesa. Then police broke in his door and arrested him for cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. Though he was growing it for three medical marijuana patients and had letters from their doctors proving it, the cops ignored that evidence — and so did the judge at his trial, who wouldn't let him introduce evidence that he was providing caregiving services for his clients.
Utah EnergySolutions Plans Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)
When many U.S. resident downwinders are struggling with life threatening cancer from nuclear radiation exposure, is importing more nuclear waste from other countries really a wise idea?
FIRST THE AMERICAN BLACKS, AND NOW ALSO OUR LATINO AMERICANS !!! (tags)
THE MOST DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE MEANS TO KEEP CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS IN US PRISONS, IS TO NOT OFFER THEM LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS !
City Hall Scandal Hits Baltimore After “The Wire” Exits (tags)
There is never a dull moment in Baltimore, Maryland. It seems as soon as HBO’s “The Wire” program left town, our Mayor, Sheila Dixon, became the subject of a state corruption probe. It’s all mostly about two fur coats and some travel trips with an ex-boyfriend. At the time, he was a developer doing business with the city. Does it add up to bribery or is it a tempest in a teapot? The Grand Jury holds the answer to that question. Stay tuned.
Daniel McGowan Transfered - Threat of Madison Grand Jury (tags)
Daniel McGowan has been moved to the Columbia County Jail in Portage, Wisconsin. The reasoning for his move is unknown, but could be related to an as yet to be convened grand jury in nearby Madison.
FBI, California Attorney General Investigating Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (tags)
The investigations are expected to not only look into the death of John Derek Chamberlain and determine if his civil rights were violated but is expected to probe much deeper into the over all possible misconduct of the Sheriff’s dept in general.
Civil Resistance In the Age of Bush and Cheney (tags)
Civil Resistance to the wrongdoings of U.S. regimes has a long, and honorable, history. In his well documented tome, “Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law,” Professor Francis A. Boyle captures the essence of that story. He explains how “civil resistance” differs from “civil disobedience.” He also cites cases, where he was involved as an attorney and/or expert witness. Professor Boyle's book is, indeed, timely and needed.
Jury selection in Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case begins on Sept. 26th (tags)
Jury selection in Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26th
Eric McDavid Hearing Update (tags)
Hearing update, vegan food, trial schedule..
ICE raid detains 30 in Santa Barbara (tags)
Article summarizes reports about raids in Santa Barbara.
Action Alert All White Jury Convicts Black Grassroots Leader Rev. Edward Pinkney (tags)
The case of Rev. Pinkney is yet another example of anti-racism criminalized and put on trial. It is an attempt to silence the voice of grassroots Black people, to undercut the efforts of those with the least who demand accountability of those in power, to maintain the legacy of racism and poverty, and to make a way for even further exploitation
San Diego Citizen's Grand Jury to Investigate 9/11/01 April 14, SDSU (tags)
A Citizens’ Grand Jury to Investigate Crimes Relating to the Events of September 11th, 2001 A common-law grand jury of 23 citizens impaneled to review evidence at San Diego State University Aztec Center, Council Chambers Saturday, April 14, 2007
NAACP Says Mumia Abu-Jamal's Trial was Racist (tags)
“The blacks from the low income areas are less likely to convict. There's a resentment for law enforcement and a resentment for authority....you don't want those people on your jury, let's face it.”
Human smuggling verdict tossed (tags)
At last a judge that knows it is impossible to conspire with yourself!!!!
Judge convicted for exposing himself during trials (tags)
“HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER (tags)
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 “HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER An Orange County jury deadlocks on three charges; issues “not guilty” verdict for two others.
Kurt Isobe Trial Today, Tuesday (tags)
Taken from the actionla list:
If an FBI Agent Knocks (tags)
Federal Investigators and Your Rights By: Center for Constitutional Rights
verdict in on mtn lion trial (tags)
Earth First! Activists Found Guilty on All Counts in Hunt-Sab Trial
Read Governor Schwarzenegger's Statement (tags)
The dedication of Williams’ book “Life in Prison” casts significant doubt on his personal redemption. This book was published in 1998, several years after Williams’ claimed redemptive experience. Specifically, the book is dedicated to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women, and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.” The mix of individuals on this list is curious. Most have violent pasts and some have been convicted of committing heinous murders, including the killing of law enforcement.
Theresa Dang Not Guily: Article and Audio Interviews (tags)
The case of the missing police flashlight remains unresolved, but local activist Theresa Dang can go back to her San Francisco law school now and finish studying for her first final exam after a jury of her “peers” voted her not guilty on two separate counts of petty theft of a Garden Grove police officer's flashlight during a May 25th demonstration at the Garden Grove Women's Club.
Theresa Dang's trial ended Nov. 30 (tags)
Hello all: Theresa Dang's trial unexpectedly happened to end today, with the jury going into deliberations at around 4:00 pm. We're expecting them to come up with a verdict sometime tomorrow morning (December 1st).
THERESA DANG NOT GUILTY~ (tags)
AFTER AN ALMOST 2 DAY JURY DELIBERATION, THE VERDICT CAME IN AS NOT GUILTY FOR THERESA DANG ON THE SOCALLED FLASHLIGHT MYSTERY~~PETTY THEFT, OR PETTY ASSAULTS ON ANTI-RACIST PROTESTORS??
Should California courts convert to all volunteer juries?? (tags)
Should California end compulsory jury duty and implement an all volunteer jury system in every court ??
The 911 Cover-up is starting to Unravel (tags)
Happenings: Los Angles Grand Jury finds 911 story FALSE, Rove leak tied to diversion of AIPAC and top Cheney aids complicity in selling Iran nuclear detonators Are leading to the unravelling of the 911 Cover-Up.
Karl Rove: PARENTS ABANDONED HIM--George Bush Can't (tags)
Today Bush says he will fire for convictions, not mere leaks. The consensus of lawyers is that Karl Rove will be indicted in the Valerie Plame outing case -- and not for what you think. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald appears to have a slam-dunk case under Title 18, Sec. 641, USC (which is NOT about outing a covert agent) just as the DOJ did for leaker Jonathan Randel, who got a year in prison. Karl Rove was abandoned by both of his parents -- the man he called Dad left home, Rove found out "Dad" wasn't his father after all (his aunt and uncle "outed" this at the dinner table), and his mother committed suicide.
San Bernardino activist takes police department to court (tags)
Shirley Goodwin suffered at the hands of a San Bernardino Police Department officer who stormed her house over a $35 pet violation. Eight years later, she takes him to trial.
Down the Bush and Blair (tags)
British Comedy writers give new spin on American life.
IT'LL BE FIRST DEGREE MURDER; IF SHE DIES....BEYOND DOUBT....LOOK.... (tags)
If they did something they didn't know would kill her and shedies-accidentally, it would be NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. If they do something that they know will kill her and she dies, that's PREMEDITATED MURDER (FIRST DEGREE).
Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)
Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall
Officers who beat Donovan Jackson rewarded by jury (tags)
Beat a Black teen and cover it up, and win $2.4 million.
TONIGHT 7 PM: Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man (tags)
Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man WHEN: Tuesday, January 18th 7PM RALLY WHERE: WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (Corner of Veteran)
An act of conscience (tags)
"Your Honor," Rosemarie Jackowski addressed the court at her sentencing hearing, "How can it be that a Nation, that is itself in violation of the law, can then hope to impose the Rule of Law on its citizens?"
BEWARE: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT (tags)
> The "Proposition on the Ballot" to deny citizens (attorneys and private citizens, alike) the right to use their courts (and juries: grand and otherwise) is an illegal, Constitution-opposing, effort to steal Trillions and establish an International-Criminal-Regime, right here in California.....to further endebt and destabilize the state and nation, rendering our peoples less-capable of securing their lives and properties against criminal activities (expanding crime and debt, beyond their already-recod, warring, levels).....
Support the Troops; Jail a Veteran (tags)
The "trial" of Rosemarie Jackowski, a 67-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran and antiwar activist in Vermont
Gwen Araujo Mistrial: Town Hall & Demonstration (tags)
the jury that heard the case against the murderers of Gwen Araujo, the young transgender women who was killed last year in Newark, California, were unable to agree on a verdict and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Transgenders: We Ho to March vs. Hate as No Cal Jury Deliberates (tags)
As a jury in Hayward decides the fate of 3 accused in the Transgender "Emmet Till" murder case, West Hollywood anti-hate activists will march Friday evening.
BOLSHEVIK OVERTHROW#2004: OR PATRIOTISM? YOU DECIDE.... (tags)
RE: WWW.NYTIMES.COM (REPLY TO MAUREEN DOWN COLUMN)...V
Second Hung Jury on Inglewood Cop Who Beat Donovan Jackson (tags)
Copied from the LA Times, about the Jeremy Morse case.
guardian Uk report on mitchell crooks (tags)
Report on Inglewood amatuer videographer mitchell crooks from the guardian Uk papers.
Latest News about Jeremy Morse Trial (tags)
Bring some people up to speed on the inglewood trial. Jeremy Morse was arrested for Driving under the influence of drugs or alchohol over the thanksgiving holiday weekend by el segundo police. Seems that mitchell crooks, or the "amatuer cameraman" Did some time for that too! Funny how karma works. Jeremy Morse is due back in court jan 20 for his drunken driving charge. Kudos to mitchell crooks for learning from his time in the spotlight, unlike morse who now is facing child abuse charges and driving drunk. WoW good thing mitchell caught him when he did! Heres an update since the last trial.
Protest tommorow over inglewood police beating(terror) (tags)
march for justice for donovan jackson/stop police brutality! noon, friday, 1/2, century & freeman, inglewood. the re-trial of officer jeremy morse begins monday, 1/5-- tho it's getting no coverage. morse was videotaped last summer beating 16 yr old donovan jackson, who was unarmed, handcuffed & unconscious--and had committed no crime. district atty steve cooley (ex-cop & republican) allowed the defense to remove every black juror, refused to call the videotaping witness to testify, refused to speak on morse's prior abuses, called an 'expert' witness on 'use of force' from w/in the dept, who told the jury he himself had 'done worse', & called no witness at all against morse's partner, who was charged w/ falsifying the report. the jury found 7-5 to convict-- a hung jury & mistrial. community pressure forced a new trial-- but only mass community awareness will keep it honest. we are marching thru inglewood to the d.a.'s office to bring attention to the case. please join us & spread the word! p.s. morse was arrested for driving drunk over thanksgiving in el segundo...
Speaking of Tribunals... (tags)
As the U. S. occupation force in Iraq will have a military tribunal for Sadam, the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA] is circulating a petition to institute a special grand jury on the JFK assassination, and Sirhan Sirhan's Los Angeles attorney is seeking a new trial for RFK's alleged killer.
FBI steps up repression of activists in Michigan with formation of Grand Jury (tags)
The FBI and Coast Guard issued subpeonas to a federal grand jury to two activists in Michigan on Tuesday
Fully Informed Jury Association (tags)
Grand and Trial Jury RIGHT
Hung Jury In LA Cop Child Beating, Partner WHo Falsified Police Report Walks Free (tags)
LOS ANGELES - A judge declared a hung jury Tuesday in the police brutality case against a white former officer who punched and slammed a handcuffed black teenager onto a squad car during a videotaped arrest. We'll report on the outrage after the riots.
ACTION! When Even Safire Is Afraid Of HOMELAND SECURITY Act, You Know It's BAD ! (tags)
When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, CONTACT your senators NOW ! E-mail at www.congress.org or call NOW!
Carmichael Bank: There Was A Trial Already (tags)
when does it end...
The People of California v Parthenia Carr: jury selection is like poker.... (tags)
As the first trial stemming from the shooting of a Riverside Police Department detective began with jury selection, one had to ask oneself, was this the first step of a criminal trial or a high stakes poker game?
Sklyarov and Elcomsoft Indicted on Five Counts of Copyright Infringement (tags)
A U.S. grand jury yesterday indicted Sklyarov and Elcomsoft on five counts of trafficking and conspiracy to traffic in a copyright circumvention device.
Anti-Sweatshop Activists Targeted in Denver (tags)
As part of an ongoing investigation surrounding a case of vandalism at a Kohl’s clothing store on December 9, 2000, the Jefferson County District Attorney's office established a GRAND JURY and issued subpoenas to a local activist, Doug Bohm, and former Denver Justice and Peace Center staff member, David Martin, to testify. On May 17th Bohm was found in contempt of court and taken into custody for “failing to follow a court order that involved his testimony before a grand jury," said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County District Attorney's office. Martin is scheduled to appear before the Grand Jury on May 31st.
Bernell Butler acquitted of felony charges (tags)
Last week, the political prosecution of Bernell Butler came to a close as a jury acquitted him of six felony and misdemeanor charges, and convicting him of one added lessor charge of misdemeanor simple assault.
Frank Esposito sentenced to jail (tags)
After spending three days traveling from Texas on a Greyhound bus, Frank Esposito was sentenced to 90 days in jail, for his role in the 91 freeway demonstration.
Riverside activist gets convicted for freeway demonstration (tags)
Frank Esposito stood tall, as the jurors delivered their verdict, not once looking him in the eye, as they convicted him of two misdemeanors related to the Nov. 1, 1999 freeway demonstration, which took place to protest the death of Tyisha Miller.