NBA legend defends Rittenhouse, accuses critics of racism and profiteering

Basketball 11/24/21, 17:13

A former sporting celebrity believes an acquitted Kenosha shooter did nothing wrong. Kwame Brown believes accused gunman Kyle Rittenhouse only opened fire in self-defense. The former Philadelphia 76ers star accused black elites and white progressives of exploiting the young man's actions for political and financial gain. "[Progressives think,] 'We want to make ...

Father, daughter armed with AR-15s defend anti Rittenhouse protesters

U.S. 11/22/21, 15:39

A father and his daughter demonstrated with rifles to show disappointment with Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal on Nov. 21. Erick Jordan and his 16 year-old daughter, Jade, visibly displayed their AR-15s while protesting outside the Kenosha County Courthouse. They claimed protest organizers invited them to join. "We just do security for different groups," ...

Update: Inmate’s wife says she knew he’d be acquitted

U.S. 05/23/19, 15:25

The Latest on the acquittal of an inmate accused of leading a fatal riot at Delaware's maximum security prison (all times local):3:45 p.m.The wife of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage says she was ...

Pakistani court grants month’s bail to 2 radical clerics

World 05/14/19, 05:26

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted a month's release on bail to two clerics, leaders of a radical party behind widespread protests last year against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.Afrasiab Khan says the Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that Khadim Hussain ...

Amanda Knox to return to Italy for 1st time since acquittal

Europe 05/08/19, 05:11

Amanda Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia.The American was invited to attend a conference June 14-15 in Modena organized ...

Prison term Ok’d for man acquitted in ‘Goodfellas’ heist

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:53

A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the determination as it upheld the ...

Mayor-elect wants re-examination of code of silence case

U.S. 04/04/19, 07:34

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wants her former colleagues at the U.S attorney's office to re-examine the acquittals of three police officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.A judge in January found the officers not guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct.Former Officer Joseph Walsh, ...

Mayor to apologize for 1891 lynching of 11 Italian Americans

U.S. 03/30/19, 09:24

The mayor of New Orleans plans an apology to Italian Americans for what's considered the nation's most deadly lynching — violence in which 11 Italian immigrants were killed after acquittals in a police chief's murder."This has been a longstanding wound," said Michael Santo of the Order Sons and Daughters of ...

Sunoco cuts ties with gas station owner over billboard slur

U.S. 03/28/19, 14:20

Sunoco has cut ties with a Pennsylvania gas station owner after a digital billboard flashed a racial slur and praised the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.The billboard is owned by John Placek and is about a quarter mile from the ...

Foreman defends acquittal of officer for black teen’s death

U.S. 03/25/19, 12:35

The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide says Michael Rosfeld didn't know the black teen he shot was unarmed as he ran after his vehicle was pulled over.Juror Jesse Rawls Sr. told WHTM-TV that Antwon Rose II and another occupant who ran from ...

Update: Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal

U.S. 03/23/19, 09:02

The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):10 a.m.Gunshots were fired into the law office of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld's attorney, hours after Rosfeld was acquitted of shooting an unarmed black teenager ...

Teen’s mom on cop’s acquittal: ‘Hope that man never sleeps’

U.S. 03/23/19, 00:18

The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict.Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II ...

Judge dismisses suit filed by acquitted St. Louis officer

U.S. 02/15/19, 16:42

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests.The former officer, Jason Stockley, accused investigators of intentionally disregarding and lying about evidence when he was charged with murder in ...

Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals

Business 02/14/19, 22:57

Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning rare acquittals in a country where the conviction rate is 99 percent.Another new attorney on his team, Hiroshi Kawatsu, ...

Pakistan protests over acquitted Christian woman fizzle out

World 02/01/19, 06:48

Pakistani police have fired tear gas and wielded batons to disperse a rally by Islamic radicals in the southern port city of Karachi against the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.But despite the Karachi violence, nationwide rallies the extremists had called for on Friday against Aasia ...

Prosecutors OK ex-Ivory Coast leader’s conditional release

Europe 02/01/19, 04:40

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have told judges they do not object to the conditional release of Ivory Coast's former president and youth minister following their acquittals last month on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.Prosecution appeals lawyer Helen Brady told judges Friday that ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and ...

Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?

World 01/31/19, 04:08

The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague."For the ...

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