Injustice Served: Queens Man Finally Exonerated After 30 Years For Murder He Didn't Commit
Imagine being locked up for over 26 years for a crime you didn't commit. That's what happened to Michael Robinson, a Queens man who was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder in 1993. However, the recent decision by New York's second-highest court has finally exonerated him. The DNA evidence, which was initially used to prosecute him, proved his innocence, and Robinson can finally start a new chapter in his life as a free man.
The Impact of Zero-Dollar Bail Policies: A Deeper Look into California's Controversial Laws
The tragic case of Mary Kate Tibbitts, who was murdered in her Sacramento home in 2021 along with her two dogs, has reignited the debate surrounding California's zero-dollar bail policies. The suspect, Troy Davis, had a history of violent offenses and was released under the state's emergency zero-bail policy enacted during the pandemic. Mary Kate's brother, Dan Tibbitts, has called on the state to reject further proposals for zero-dollar bail policies, citing his sister's death as a direct result of such legislation1.
Opinion: Classified Documents That Were Found at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort
Recently, it was reported that classified documents were discovered at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The discovery of these documents raises serious concerns about the handling of classified information, particularly by individuals without security clearance.
Which US States Still Have Capital Punishment, and Who Uses It the Most?
Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, remains a controversial topic in the United States. While some argue that it serves as a just punishment for heinous crimes, others argue that it’s ineffective, costly, and inhumane. Despite this ongoing debate, capital punishment remains legal in some states, and those states continue to execute people on death row.
Cyntoia Brown Of Kentucky, Who Was Life Sentenced For Murder, Tells Her Story Of Transitioning From Trauma To Advocacy
Cyntoia Brown during an interview in November 2019(left), Brown at age 16 in court 2004(right)Photo byWikimedia. The life of Cyntoia Brown has garnered significant interest due to her challenging upbringing and criminal case. She was born in 1988 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and experienced a childhood marked by abuse and neglect, as her mother struggled with addiction and her father was not present in her life. In 2004, at the age of 16, Brown was charged with the murder of Johnny Michael Allen, a 43-year-old man.
The largest investigation in United States history about Jan. 6 events is not yet complete
Nearly 1,000 people have been charged to date, and a federal courthouse strains to handle what may be years more of trials. The federal courthouse in Washington D.C. is facing the prospect of a large backlog of trials related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Law enforcement and judicial authorities are reportedly discussing how to manage the large volume of cases without overwhelming the courthouse, with charges possible against as many as 1,000 more people.
Could Trump Face Indictment? Exploring the Investigations and Legal Hurdles Ahead
Former President Donald Trump has been the subject of several investigations and legal battles since leaving office in January 2021. Many Americans are wondering if he could face indictment for any of his alleged misdeeds, ranging from inciting the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to financial crimes.
The Sensational O.J. Simpson Trial: An Examination of Race, Celebrity and Justice
In 1995, the United States was captivated by the sensational murder trial of former football star O.J. Simpson. Simpson, a beloved sports figure, was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The trial lasted for months and drew massive media attention, ultimately leading to Simpson's acquittal. However, the trial's impact on American culture and the legal system would last for years to come.
Exploring the Controversy Behind Rachel Corrie's Death and Its Impact on US-Israel Relations
On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American activist, was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip while protesting against the demolition of Palestinian homes. Her death sparked controversy and outrage, both in the US and internationally, and has continued to fuel debates about US-Israel relations and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Former MPD Lieutenant Retires Before Hearing on Tyre Nichols Death Charges
The news of MPD lieutenant DeWayne Smith's retirement comes one day after he was charged by the department for violating policies about Tyree Nichols' death. Nichols was beaten to death by officers, and Smith was the on-scene supervisor that night. This announcement has sparked outrage among the public, who believe that anyone involved in the brutal killing of Tyree Nichols should be held fully accountable.
Sandy Hook Families Fight Back Against Alex Jones' Bankruptcy Scheme to Evade Justice
In 2012, the small town of Newtown, Connecticut was rocked by a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were tragically killed. The families of the victims have been fighting for justice and accountability ever since, but their fight has been complicated by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and the bankruptcy system itself.
Department of Justice asks Supreme Court to uphold domestic violence gun law
The Justice Department has requested that the Supreme Court uphold a federal law that prohibits individuals under domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms. In February, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the ban unconstitutional, stating that it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Justice Department’s appeal to the Supreme Court emphasizes the need to protect against domestic violence, noting that over one million acts of domestic violence occur in the United States annually and that the presence of a firearm can increase the likelihood of escalating violence leading to homicide. The appeal was made on an expedited schedule to allow the justices to take up the case before the current term ends potentially. The 5th Circuit panel's decision to throw out the guilty plea and six-year prison sentence for Zackey Rahimi, who admitted to possessing guns, was based on his violation of a restraining order following his alleged assault of a former girlfriend.
34 Years Wrongfully Imprisoned: Sidney Holmes Finally Exonerated
Sidney Holmes, a man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 400 years in prison for robbery, has finally been exonerated after 34 long years. The news of his exoneration has come as a huge relief to his family and supporters, who have been fighting for his release for decades.
Rape Accuser Carroll And Trump to go Head-to-Head in Court
To determine whether former president Donald Trump defamed E. Jean Carroll by denying he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s, the two parties have agreed to a single trial.
Polish Woman Claims To Be Madeleine McCann, But Her Family Says She's 'Just Looking For Worldwide Attention'
The Polish woman who believes she's Madeleine McCann has submitted her DNA for law enforcement to determine if she's the missing child who disappeared in 2007. New York Post reports that Julia Wendell submitted three samples that will outline her DNA sequence, along with a 23andme genetic test to establish her ancestry.
What is the truth behind Yvonne St Cyr’s involvement in the Capitol Riot?
On January 6, Yvonne St Cyr was arrested and charged with six criminal counts for her involvement in the Capitol riot. After being convicted in court, St Cyr addressed her small audience on Facebook Live, claiming that she was not surprised by her guilty verdict, and that the truth would come out before her sentencing. St Cyr is convinced that Tucker Carlson’s team will be able to break her case open with the help of a database of video that Carlson had access to. But is St Cyr’s belief in Carlson’s team justified?
Peter Navarro ordered to hand over hundreds of personal Trump-era emails
The use of private email accounts for official White House business has been a hot-button issue for years, and with the recent case of former Donald Trump aide Peter Navarro, it has come to the fore once again.
Celebrating Women on the US Supreme Court: In Honor of International Day of Women Judges
In recognition of the International Day of Women Judges, it is vital to celebrate the achievements of women on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS). In addition to these current justices, two women had previously served on the Court and left an indelible mark on the legal profession: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Tragic Kidnapping of 4 Black Americans in Mexico
Two of four Black Americans who were kidnapped while on a trip in Mexico have been safely transported over the Mexican border and are now receiving treatment in a medical clinic.
What's the Big Deal About Women's History Month? Allow Me to Explain
Women’s History Month is an annual event celebrated in March to honor the vital role women have played in shaping history. The month-long celebration has its roots in International Women’s Day, which was first observed in 1911. In the United States, Women’s History Month was first declared by Congress in 1987, and it has been observed ever since.