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Judge Rules Florida Woman Cannot Have Any More Kids or She'll Violate Her Probation

Judge Rules Florida Woman Cannot Have Any More Kids or She'll Violate Her Probation | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Kimberly Lightsey was handed down an unusual sentencing as part of a plea deal related to child abuse charges. A...
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Innocence Blog: DNA Evidence Proves West Virginia Man's Innocence, Implicates Real Perpetrator

Innocence Blog: DNA Evidence Proves West Virginia Man's Innocence, Implicates Real Perpetrator | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
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Senate renews warrantless surveillance program

Senate renews warrantless surveillance program | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Senate voted Friday to re-authorize key provisions of the foreign surveillance act that has allowed warrantless wiretapping, despite questions from some senators about the extent of the federal go...
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Midtown Manhattan Assassination Reportedly Retaliation for Fraudulent Cocaine Deal

According to DNAinfo.com's Murray Weiss, the brazen and mysterious daytime assassination of Los Angeles law student Brandon Woodard was the result of a massive drug deal gone wrong.
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Seth Penalver to Be Released From Florida’s Death Row

Seth Penalver to Be Released From Florida’s Death Row | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Death row inmate Seth Penalver has been acquitted of three first-degree murder charges and will soon be released from Florida’s death row. Penalver, 39, was charged in the killing of Casimir ...
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The Ten Most Significant Criminal Justice Stories of 2012

The Ten Most Significant Criminal Justice Stories of 2012 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Even in a year marked by heart-wrenching tragedy, we believe it’s important not to lose sight of developments in criminal justice that promise to improve the lives of millions of Americans—and eve...
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Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85

Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85.
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Foster Mom Lisa Alvarez on The New Ricki Lake Show - 11/29/12

Lisa and Jorge Alvarez have fostered more than 90 children. They are a Family Resource Center licenved medical foster home, and foster children and babies wi...
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The 40 Most Insane Things That Happened In Florida In 2012

The 40 Most Insane Things That Happened In Florida In 2012 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
2012 was another stellar year for Florida. Let's take a look and remember the good times.
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Man accused of donkey sex challenges Florida 'zoophilia' law

Man accused of donkey sex challenges Florida 'zoophilia' law | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Marion County man accused of having sex with a miniature donkey says a state law banning "zoophilia" is unconstitutional.
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NEW RESOURCES: Death Row USA Fall 2012 Report Now Available | Death Penalty Information Center

NEW RESOURCES: Death Row USA Fall 2012 Report Now Available | Death Penalty Information Center | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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DNA of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza to be examined for 'evil' gene in first study of its kind ever conducted on a mass murderer

DNA of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza to be examined for 'evil' gene in first study of its kind ever conducted on a mass murderer | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Scientists have been asked to study the DNA of Newtown school killer Adam Lanza to see if has an 'evil' gene that led him to carry out the massacre.
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Buju Banton's defense alleges juror misconduct in mistrial request

Buju Banton's defense alleges juror misconduct in mistrial request | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
One of the jurors who voted to convict reggae singer Buju Banton of drug charges denied Thursday that she improperly researched the case during the trial, despite an interview she gave with a reporter in which she appeared to say she did.
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NBC 6 South Florida : Judge Frees Marine Veteran From Mexico Prison: U.S. Rep

NBC 6 South Florida : Judge Frees Marine Veteran From Mexico Prison: U.S. Rep | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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Elusive fugitive nabbed after several escapes

Elusive fugitive nabbed after several escapes | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday the arrest of Felipe Alexander Torrealba, one of its 15 most wanted fugitives.
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Judge Admonished for Comments About Victim’s ‘Technical Rape’ and Lack of Body Shutdown - ABA Journal

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Miami firefighter sentenced to 22 years in cocaine trafficking case, Miami-Dade cop gets 15 years

Miami firefighter sentenced to 22 years in cocaine trafficking case, Miami-Dade cop gets 15 years | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

A former Miami firefighter and Miami-Dade police officer were among three people sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, prosecutors said. Henry L. Bryant, the firefighter, was sentenced to 22 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Daniel L. Mack, the police officer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. The case began in December 2011, when prosecutors say Bryant and an undercover FBI agent discussed recruiting cops to provide protection for the movement of cocaine. On two occasions, Bryant and Mclendon transported what they believed to be cocaine from a Miami Beach nightclub to drop-off points in Miami-Dade County before returning for cash payments, prosecutors said. Family Mourns Victim of Basketball Court Murder In both instances, their car was escorted by a Miami-Dade Police cruiser driven by Mack, who wore his uniform and was armed, prosecutors said. Undercover agents gave the men $25,000 in cash pay-offs to deliver the fake drugs. They were arrested in April... (Click pic to continue reading)


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Velez Hearing Day 3: A Portrait of Constitutionally Inadequate Counsel

Velez Hearing Day 3: A Portrait of Constitutionally Inadequate Counsel | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
In Day 3 of the Velez hearing in Brownsville, Texas, I want to take a moment to explain the legal context – the rule of constitutional law – that will entitle Manuel Velez to relief if the judge, the Hon.
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Weirdest Florida stories of 2012

Weirdest Florida stories of 2012 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Sunshine State, where the people are weird and the news is even weirder.
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Manuel Moraga, Miami Beach Police Officer Fired After ATV Crash, Wins Job Back - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Manuel Moraga, Miami Beach Police Officer Fired After ATV Crash, Wins Job Back - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Manuel Moraga, a Miami Beach police officer who was fired after that now infamous ATV police crash on Fourth of...
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