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Mark Foley probably will not be charged

Mark Foley

You know every now and then you find a story that gets under your skin.  It makes you mad.  You want to do something but there is nothing more to do than post.  The whole Mark Foley story is one of those kind of stories.  Now, it looks as if charges will not be filed.

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From RS:

“Barring any extraordinary circumstances, it is very unlikely for charges to be filed in a case once the statute of limitations has run its course,” Aya Gruber, a former federal public defender and professor of law at Florida International University, told ABC News.

“Federal officials turned the case over to Florida after concluding that Foley did not engage in any actual sexual contact until the former pages had turned 18, and had therefore not violated federal law. Washington, D.C. law defines the age of consent as 16,” ABC added.  (more…)

By |2007-09-14T10:53:17-04:00September 14th, 2007|Congressman Mark Foley|Comments Off on Mark Foley probably will not be charged

Police officers charged in NY shooting

This case weird from the start.  I talked about the initial details here.  The grand jury has handed down some indictments.

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From NYT:

A grand jury voted yesterday to indict three city police detectives — two black men and a white man — in the killing of an unarmed 23-year-old black man who died in a burst of 50 police bullets outside a Queens strip club hours before he was to be wed last year, defense lawyers and police union leaders said last night. (more…)

By |2007-03-17T13:14:28-04:00March 17th, 2007|Race|Comments Off on Police officers charged in NY shooting

8 charged in Haditha

Timeline of events from NPR (Didn’t Sean Hannity call Murtha a liar and a troop hater for saying that something went very wrong in Haditha?)

Haditha first gained widespread notice in the U.S. media after a roadside bomb there killed 14 U.S. Marines in August 2005. But the town is under the spotlight again after U.S. Marines allegedly killed as many as 24 unarmed civilians in a November 2005 attack. Four Marines have been charged with murder and four others were charged with dereliction of duty.

Meanwhile, other incidents involving alleged atrocities committed by U.S. forces in other Iraqi cities have also come to light.

Aug. 8, 2005: A roadside bomb kills 14 U.S. Marines in Haditha, a Sunni stronghold 140 miles northwest of Baghdad. It is the site of intense insurgent activity.

Nov. 19, 2005: A Marine and Iraqi civilians are killed in Haditha.

Nov. 20, 2005: The Marines release a preliminary report claiming that an improvised explosive device killed 15 Iraqis and one Marine in Haditha on Nov. 19. (Subsequently, the number of Iraqi civilian casualties is revised to 24, including 11 women and children.) (more…)

By |2006-12-22T09:20:50-04:00December 22nd, 2006|Iraq, Mess O'Potamia (Iraq/Iran/Israel/Palestine), Military|Comments Off on 8 charged in Haditha
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