De Los Rios' appeal claimed the trial court improperly allowed inadmissible hearsay when it let the 15-year-old's older sister testify that her sister was "devastated" when she confided in her a few days after the incident.
"She was bawling, crying. She couldn't get a word out," the older sister testified, according to the opinion.
The older sister said she persuaded her sibling to tell their mother and that's what prompted the 15-year-old girl, sister, mother, stepfather, boyfriend and his parents to go to the police station and file a complaint.
A three-judge panel of appellate judges unanimously rejected De Los Rios' argument saying the testimony did not rise to hearsay because the older sister did not repeat what was told to her by her sister. She instead testified about her sibling's mental and emotional state when she confided in her.
Rob Duke's insight:
This is a good example of how gender affects how one deals with the justice system.
Indonesia's introduction of the death penalty and chemical castration for child sex offenders won applause from the public, but activists warned the punishments would not serve as a deterrent. The new punishments mostly won praise in Indonesia, where there is strong backing for the death penalty.
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Rob Duke's insight:
Would a "judge", a Justice of the Peace in this case, have done this to a male lawyer. See the transcripts of what she did below....
To Leslie Acoca, who heads an advocacy group that promotes access to healthcare for incarcerated girls, the pink handcuffs are a symbol of a system that is oblivious to the special needs of young women, a system that often shackles women during childbirth. Acoca first spotted the pastel restraints in a juvenile detention facility, and was so struck by them that she has titled her book-in-progress “Pink Shackles.”“They’re disturbing and weird and slightly prurient,” she said. “That’s sort of the way the whole juvenile justice system is for girls.”
Hugh Hefner was deposed in a sexual battery civil suit against Bill Cosby this week, drawing the Playboy founder into the comedian’s ongoing legal troubles. The case at hand centers on an accusation that Cosby sexually assaulted a woman at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15. Hefner’s videotaped deposition took place at the mansion on Wednesday.
Everyone has an opinion about how to legislate sex work (whether to legalize it, ban it or even tax it) ... but what do workers themselves think would work best? Activist Toni Mac explains four legal models that are being used around the world and shows us the model that she believes will work best to keep sex workers safe and offer greater self-determination. "If you care about gender equality or poverty or migration or public health, then sex worker rights matter to you," she says. "Make space for us in your movements." (Adult themes)
Conrad HafenDepartment FourteenLas Vegas Township Justice CourtTerm of Office 2010 presentAngela Holland, Judicial Executive Assistant 702 671 3625 bull 702 366 1642 Fax Judge Conrad Hafen was raised in Roy, Utah, but his family ties to Southern Nevada spans over a period of four generations. After graduating from high school in 1977, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
Rob Duke's insight:
He's a former prosecutor, so that may explain his animosity towards the defense attorney in the story below.
Many men have cold feet about marriage. They worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban guys with three kids hanging on them like appendages as they take out the trash and clean puke-stains from their mini-van’s backseat. Won’t they miss their Las Vegas trips and envy their single friends? What about that data suggesting that testosterone lowers after childbirth? Is marriage basically the end of manhood forever? But hold on! What does the data actually say? It actually suggests just the opposite! Marriage benefits men... Continue Reading
Where is the best place in the world to be a working woman?
IN SOME countries International Women's Day on March 8th is a public holiday. But it is too early to relax efforts to increase equality for working women. The Nordics are still out in front, according to our latest glass-ceiling index, which shows where women have the best chances of equal treatment at work. It combines data on higher education, labour-force participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity rights, business-school applications and representation in senior jobs. Each country’s score is a weighted average of its performance on nine indicators.
For years, the research has told us that psychopaths are usually male. Research on psychopaths largely stems from studies conducted from prison samples, but remember that those in prison are there because they have been caught. We will never truly know the exact prevalence for male or female psychopaths because many only come to light once they have been arrested for a crime. (Hare estimates that approximately 1% of the population are psychopaths.) Is it possible that women can get away with certain crimes more than men because society is less likely to expect certain antisocial or violent behaviors among them? It certainly is.
Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill calling for prison terms of up the three years for doctors who performed abortions, saying the legislation would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge, her office said on Friday.
The Oklahoma state legislature has passed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. According to the language of the bill, anyone who is found to have performed an abortion -- except in instances to save the life of the mother -- will be found guilty of a felony and can receive up to three years in prison.
Rob Duke's insight:
I had considered dropping abortion from our topics due it not being "criminal" any longer, but this issue continues to be a relevant topic for Justice....
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