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Shocker: McCulloch Instructed Grand Jury On Law That Was Unconstitutional

Karoli at Crooks and Liars details the misinformation given to the Ferguson grand jury. Early on in the proceedings, Assistant District Attorney Alizadeh handed out copies of a law that was ruled unconstitutional in 1985. In essence it set the bar for use of excessive force lower than is permissible. Simply put, ADA Alizadeh told [...]

Lawrence O’Donnell rips St. Louis prosecutor for ‘making it impossible for Darren Wilson to fail’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell blasted St. Louis County assistant district attorney Kathy Alizadeh on Wednesday for taking weeks to tell the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case she made a major mistake regarding police officers’ right to use legal force. “With prosecutors like...

How Robert McCulloch Hoodwinked The Ferguson Grand Jury

This is how the Grand Jury arrived at their verdict. Early on in the proceedings, Assistant District Attorney Alizadeh handed out copies of a law that was ruled unconstitutional in 1985. In essence it set the bar for use of excessive force lower than is permissible. Show More Summary

Mississippi Asks Fifth Circuit To Extend Marriage Stay: Don't Turn Us Into Utah

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney General Jim Hood this afternoon filed a motion with the Fifth Circuit Court which demands an indefinite stay extension on yesterday's ruling by a federal district court. That court's stay...Show More Summary

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Fights To Keep Stay on Pro-Marriage Equality Ruling In Place

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (right) implored a federal judge Tuesday not to lift his stay of a February ruling striking down the state's marriage bans. However, experts said they believe it's likely U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia will...

Ferguson: The Latest Manifestation of Systemic Racial Injustice

As someone who has served as a prosecutor, prison educator and criminal justice reform advocate, I can attest that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, culminating in the district attorney's announcement on Monday night that theShow More Summary

O.C. liquor store clerk accused in lottery ticket scheme

A man who worked at a Santa Ana liquor store was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of redeeming winning Scratchers lottery tickets and reselling losing ones to customers, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

O.C. liquor store clerk accused in lottery ticket scheme

A man who worked at a Santa Ana liquor store was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of redeeming winning Scratchers lottery tickets and reselling losing ones to customers, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

New program aims to protect pets from neglect

A new program aims to protect pets from neglect by helping people who can't afford veterinary services. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said Tuesday that people who call a hotline can... To view the full story, click the title link.

Judge To City: Leave Proposed Lucas Museum Site Alone (For Now)

U.S. District Judge John Darrah ordered the city to stand pat after attorneys could not promise a repeat of Meigs Field's cover of darkness demolition. [ more › ]

Lyrics may land rapper in California prison

A rapper is facing 25 years to life in a California prison — because the district attorney's office in San Diego says his lyrics inspired nine gang shootings. Brandon Duncan, a 33-year old rapper who also goes by the name Tiny Doo, will stand trial starting Dec. Show More Summary

Gay Couples Ask Texas Judge To Allow Same-Sex Marriages To Begin Immediately

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Attorneys for two same-sex couples are asking a federal district judge to lift his stay of a February ruling striking down Texas' marriage bans. If U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia agrees to lift the stay, it could allow same-sex...

Morning Docket: 11.24.14

Want to see a group of assistant district attorneys from the Bronx throwing up gang signs in their holiday photo? Of course you do! How seriously is the Bronx DA's office taking the picture even though local defense attorneys are pissed?...Show More Summary

LAUSD Agrees to Pay $139 Million to Settle Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The L.A. Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit involving a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School because, as one attorney observed, due to the “volcano of evidence” against the district...Show More Summary

DeSean Jackson -- I'm Wearing Your Salary On My Neck ... If You Make $75K A Year

Note to all district attorneys, hydrologists, and physical therapists... TMZ Sports has pics of what 12 months of your salary ($75,000) looks like around the neck of NFL star DeSean Jackson. DeSean -- whose Redskins are 3-7 -- decided to cheer…

Man pleads not guilty in fatal Monterey Park stabbing

An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge stemming from allegations that he walked up to a stranger and stabbed him in a Monterey Park parking lot, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office. Angel...Show More Summary

North Carolina Restores Public Prayer

They can once again pray in Jesus’ name at public meetings in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys actually won the case back in May. Thursday, the final federal district court order was lifted. “All Americans should have the liberty to pray without being censored, just as the Supreme Court found only […]

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Rapper Might Be Going to Jail Because of His Lyrics

?It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world: Cry-Baby #1: The San Diego District Attorney's Office [body_image width='1189' height='720' path='images/content-images/2014/11/21/' crop='images/content-images-crops/2014/11/21/'...Show More Summary

Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.

GOOD: Tennessee District Attorney Restricts Use Of Civil Forfeiture. This policy seems like a good…

GOOD: Tennessee District Attorney Restricts Use Of Civil Forfeiture. This policy seems like a good policy for law enforcement in general.

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