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Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites 'Epidemic' Of Prosecutor Misconduct

Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites 'Epidemic' Of Prosecutor Misconduct | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The dissent by Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, from a decision not to rehear U.S. v. Olsen starts off with a bang: "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land.
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L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Indicted On Corruption, Civil Rights Abuses

L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Indicted On Corruption, Civil Rights Abuses | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors announced indictments against deputies of the L.A. Sheriff's department.
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Free at last: Five headline-making exonerations

Free at last: Five headline-making exonerations | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project uses DNA tests to helps free hundreds of inmates
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German policeman arrested in alleged cannibalism case

German policeman arrested in alleged cannibalism case | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Police in Dresden, Germany, say they have arrested a 55-year-old police officer on suspicion of murdering and butchering a man he met on a cannibalism website.
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Officer who fatally shot 13-year-old holding toy rifle had pulled gun during routine traffic stop

Officer who fatally shot 13-year-old holding toy rifle had pulled gun during routine traffic stop | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The same police officer who shot and killed a young teen after mistaking a toy gun for a real one pulled his weapon on a motorist during a routine traffic stop on the highway two months ago, the California driver in question now says.

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In Miami Gardens, store video catches cops in the act - 11/21/2013 | MiamiHerald.com

In Miami Gardens, store video catches cops in the act - 11/21/2013 | MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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Is Charles Manson Getting Married to Star? | Culture News | Rolling Stone

Is Charles Manson Getting Married to Star? | Culture News | Rolling Stone | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Convicted killer's 25-year-old companion Star tells RS, Charlie is my husband
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Execution of Askari Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, delayed over new drug

Execution of Askari Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, delayed over new drug | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Florida Supreme Court is delaying the execution of a man who killed a prison guard while on death row for two other murders.
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Diary 1: Exhibit "A" - Irish Lawyer & A-list Celebrity Ghostwriter lifts the lid

Diary 1: Exhibit "A" - Irish Lawyer & A-list Celebrity Ghostwriter lifts the lid | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
[CLICK ON AUDIO BAR TO LISTEN INSTEAD OF READING. POST COMMENTS AT PAGE END.] Guess who’s fucked? You’d be right: me.   Today another Moan-day and I’m running late.
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Video Released of Georgia Guards Beating Prisoners With Hammer

Video Released of Georgia Guards Beating Prisoners With Hammer | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

"At the beginning of this video, you hear a prison guard shouting, “”Get down! Just get down! Get down! Get down!” presumably to the other prisoners. That exclamation is followed by, “Oh (inaudible) guy over there with his hands hitting him … and a damn hammer!”


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Calif. man busted for selling rustled cow costumes

Police arrest Calif. man they say tried to sell rustled cow costumes lifted from Chick-fil-A
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UM Law Professor Mary Anne Franks Issues Epic Feminist Beatdown on Vice Founder Gavin McInnes

UM Law Professor Mary Anne Franks Issues Epic Feminist Beatdown on Vice Founder Gavin McInnes | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
When you think of great feminist triumphs, Miami isn't exactly the first place that springs to mind. But in a...
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Badass. 

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Prisoners Of Profit - Part 2

Prisoners Of Profit - Part 2 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Florida's Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons
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Chicago torture saga grows, victim released from prison after 31 years

Chicago torture saga grows, victim released from prison after 31 years | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Stanley Wrice says he was forced to confess to sexual assault after Chicago police allegedly beat him with a flashlight and a 20-inch piece of rubber. Many others claim similar treatment.
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How many people are being forced to falsely confess each day?

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Exonerated: Cases by the numbers

Exonerated: Cases by the numbers | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
During the past two decades, the Innocence Project and other advocates have been utilizing rapid advances in the scientific testing of genetic materials.
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Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Miami man accused of killing his wife earlier this year, then posting a pic of her dead body on facebook, plans to use a stand your ground defense, and has been indicted

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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Watch the latest breaking news, politics, entertainment and offbeat videos everyone is talking about at CNN.com. Get informed now!
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"It Was Like Being an Alien": Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three Speaks About Healing After Death Row

"It Was Like Being an Alien": Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three Speaks About Healing After Death Row | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Truthout speaks with the Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three at the University of North Texas during a screening of a new documentary about the case.
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Lawyers: No charges for teens in Polk bullying suicide

Lawyers: No charges for teens in Polk bullying suicide | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Two teenagers accused of cyberbullying a Polk County teen who committed suicide will not face charges.
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Polk County, Florida under fire again for treatment of juveniles accused of crimes.

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A 4-year-old murder captured on Google Maps haunts a family

A San Francisco Bay Area man asked Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009.

 

...Google Maps’ satellite image shows Kevin’s body, a police patrol car and what appear to be police officers examining the scene near the tracks running parallel with Rumrill Boulevard.


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Judge stays serial killer's execution

A federal court has granted a stay of execution for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, hours before he was scheduled to be put to death.
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"[Larry] Flynt, who was paralyzed by Franklin's bullet, has called for clemency for Franklin, saying 'the government has no business at all being in the business of killing people.'"

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Rapper who inspired 'Spring Breakers' arrested on drug charges

Rapper who inspired 'Spring Breakers' arrested on drug charges | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Russell Allen Curry, 27, who goes by the street name 'Dangeruss,' was arrested on charges of marijuana sale and possession.
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Supreme Court rejects appeal in 'Mississippi Burning' case

Supreme Court rejects appeal in 'Mississippi Burning' case | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in what became known as the Mississippi Burning case.

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INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center

INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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Judge orders retrial for Michael Skakel, Kennedy nephew

Judge orders retrial for Michael Skakel, Kennedy nephew | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Connecticut judge has ordered a new trial for Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, who was convicted of murder in 2002.
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