In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months.
(AP) â€" The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after her brother's death never gave up on the case and cried tears of happiness upon hearing that the long-sought fugitive was caught this week, she said Tuesday. On Monday, she was in line to buy groceries when her nephew called to tell her that police had contacted him about the capture of the suspect, Joseph Lewis Miller, who was living more than 1,000 miles away in rural East Texas. In recent weeks, a U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive task force reviewed the case and quickly found Miller, now a 78-year-old church deacon receiving Social Security disability benefits and living quietly with a wife in tiny Mineola, Texas.
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Monday.
Rob Duke's insight:
Um? It seems like this might be the most fair jury the guy could get now; because they've seen what he is like and can use that information to more accurately ascertain the truth. That's the case if we truly had any regard for victims or justice. Instead, we keep propagating an adversarial system that doesn't work and forgets the community and the victim. Why do we do this? Because the judges, lawyers, cops, and others profit from the system; and, would be hurt economically if we changed the system dramatically. Just one reason, but according to Nils Christie, the most prominent reason why we fail to change.
A driver facing criminal charges over a speedy lap around Manhattan has been caught driving again — after his license was suspended. A Manhattan judge raised Adam Tang's bond from $10,000 to $25,000 on Tuesday because of his April 5 arrest in the Bronx. Defense lawyer Gregory Gomez says...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment an...
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, no one has granted a stay of execution to two men as the state’s top two courts both have declared, repeatedly, that only the other can do so.