Posts in category "Crime"

Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone flayed in University of Virginia rape case

Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who authored that atrocious article in the left-wing rag about an alleged woman’s rape at the University of Virginia frat house, got  their stories flayed again by the Charlottesville police. In finding no evidence that the alleged rape never happened, Erdely and Rolling Stone have taken yet another hit... Read more »

Black men’s war on white cops

You might get that idea from the number of white police officers  shot to death recently allegedly by black men. Yet, you hardly hear a peep out of activists, commentators, the news media and others who are on the march because of the alleged war on black men by white police officers. It’s hard to... Read more »

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson indicted for murder; caucasians riot

The St. Louis area was braced for another day of protests Tuesday after a grand jury indicted white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, sparking a night of violent and racially charged rioting. About a dozen buildings in Ferguson, Mo., burned overnight and police fired... Read more »
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Northwestern University's 'Innocence Project' railroads an innocent man

At least that’s the conclusion that can be reached after Cook County Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel, at the request of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, ordered Alstory Simon released from prison. It’s a complicated story, but what’s clear is that a huge miscarriage of justice was committed by the Northwestern University’s Innocence Project, journalism... Read more »

Another 'wrongful conviction' case implodes

There have been more than a dozen cases here of someone being convicted and but then a key witnesses against the defendant recanted. What’s going on? Here’s a case study that demonstrates that it might not be as simple as all that. Were the witnesses intimidated and threatened by gang lords to recant their testimony?... Read more »

Did Northwestern University's Innocence Project railroad an innocent man?

Freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted is a great public service, but what happens when a guilty man is set free and an innocent man, in his place, is sentenced to 37 years in prison for the double homicide. Such might be the case  in the exoneration of Anthony Porter and the wrongful conviction... Read more »
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It's time for an independent, federal prosecutor to investigate the Anthony Porter case

Martin Preib makes a good argument for why an local investigation will fall short in the increasingly questionable and seemingly politicized decision to free Anthony Porter in the murder case that spurred the “wrongfully convicted” media mania.

Did Northwestern University 'wrongful conviction' center railroad an innocent man?

That’s a question that increasingly deserves more attention in the wake of yet another Chicago Sun-Times story disclosing a memo calling the entire mess the result of politics. That follows a Sun-Times story last week that provides more evidence that an innocent man was sent to prison for a murder that increasingly appears to have... Read more »

Blame U.S. militarism for the Fort Hood shooting

Belen Fernandez doesn’t exactly come right out and say it, but she comes as close as one can while hedging her bets. In this Aljazeera post (“The Fort Hood shooting should be analysed within the larger context of US militarism”), she supposedly takes the “larger view,” but in effect blames U.S. militarism for the shooting: It should... Read more »
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Does Pope Francis believe in sin and hell?

You bet he does. With all kinds of interpretations about who he is and what he believes, he made one thing damn clear: “Pope to Sicilian Mafia: You will end up in hell.” He mentioned how some priests have gone “toe to toe” with the Mafioso, and I wonder what they’ll have in mind for... Read more »
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