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    by John Solomon   An FBI whistleblower who alleges the bureau has been diverting resources to create a false political narrative that America has a violent domestic extremism problem has been suspended, raising concerns about retaliation for cooperating with Congress. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and its likely chairman if the GOP wins the House in November, confirmed to Just the News that Steve Friend, a whistleblower whose identity was outed on TV recently, is facing some form of disciplinary action. “We now understand based on what we’ve learned that he’s been suspended, which appears to be some kind of retaliation,” Jordan told the John Solomon Reports podcast. “I don’t know, maybe there’s some other reason for that. But, obviously, the law says that whistleblowers, agents coming forward as whistleblowers, are protected by the law. There’s not supposed to be retaliation. “I’m sure the Bureau has some reason they’re saying that this took place. But we’ll have to wait and see.” Fox News and The New York Post reported earlier this week...
    A LAWYER has claimed he has three top tips to get people out of a parking ticket. The legal expert, Mike Mandell, says you may avoid being penalised, but it depends if you have sufficient evidence. 2Lawyer Mike Mandell claims he has tips to get people out of parking finesCredit: TikTok / lawbymike 2He said there are ways in which you can provide evidence against an 'unlawful' ticketCredit: TikTok / lawbymike In a TikTok clip, he told viewers that things could ugly if you persistently ignore an impending parking fine. Not only will your fine increase, but you may receive a suspended licence and could even wind up in jail. However, in the case that you’ve been falsely accused there are some options are your disposal. First, Mike suggests gathering evidence, including taking a picture of where you parked. Read more lawyer storiesFALSE FLAGS I'm a lawyer - the signs someone is lying & how to use them in everyday lifeSHIPPED SAILED I’m a lawyer - there are three reasons I will NEVER get on a cruise ship “If you...
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    The city of Memphis Friday refused to comment on the lawsuit filed against it by the woman who says she was raped by Cleotha Abston, the man accused of abducting and killing Eliza Fletcher. “We do not comment on pending litigation,” said Arlenia Cole, the city’s media affairs manager. Abston is also accused of raping Alicia Franklin in 2021, well before the Fletcher kidnapping and killing. Franklin says that the Memphis Police Department (MPD) did not handle her case properly and that she believes Fletcher would still be alive if the department did its job properly. “They had more than enough evidence that night when they interviewed me to get him off the streets, but they didn’t,” said Franklin in an interview with Good Morning America.  Franklin says she met Abston on a dating application, and after the pair went on a date, he raped her at gunpoint. “Every time I said something he threatened to kill me,” Franklin said. “He forced me in the car [and] he raped me.” A sexual assault kit was administered at a rape crisis center...
    Trump-endorsed State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) faced off against Democratic former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes in a debate Thursday evening hosted by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission on KAET PBS. Most of the lively exchange focused on the candidates’ stark differences regarding voter fraud, with Fontes more dismissive and Finchem stating election integrity is a priority. Finchem said in his opening statement that he is running due to what’s happened to the office under the current officeholder, Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is running for governor. He said he wants to “restore honor, integrity, and security” to the position. “It’s not up to the secretary of state to make the law, they enforce the law that’s already laid down.” In addition to other controversies, Hobbs has been involved in a high-profile legal dispute with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for making changes to the state’s Election Procedures Manual that Brnovich asserts are outside her authority. Fontes said he’s running because “democracy is a decision.” He implied that Finchem would usher in an era of “conspiracies...
    A former Pennsylvania State Police corporal who stole heroin, used it on the job, and attempted to use work software to cover it all up has learned his fate, authorities said. Brian Edward Rickard, 48, of Honesdale, was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 19 to six months to two years of house arrest followed by three years of probation, WNEP reports citing the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. He pleaded guilty  Rickard was charged in 2021 after investigators found he stole heroin from the Troop R evidence room, "ingesting it while at work and home, and using work computers and programs to cover up the thefts," the AG previously said. The exact amount of heroin stolen, used, and over what time period was not specified. He was initially suspended without pay before being fired, several news reports say. Rickard enlisted with PSP in Nov. 2003 and graduated as a member of the 115th cadet class. He was assigned to the Troop R - Honesdale Criminal Investigation Unit as a supervisor, according to authorities.
    A mother in South Carolina died Wednesday after her 3-year-old found a firearm inside their home and shot her. Cora Bush, 33, was rushed to a hospital, where she was declared dead following the morning shooting, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office. Bush's mother, the child's grandmother, was in the home at the time of the shooting, according to a report. KAMALA HARRIS APPEARS TO PROMOTE MLK ASSASSINATION CONSPIRACY THEORY She told authorities what happened, and an initial investigation yielded evidence that appeared to match her accounts of events, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said. An investigation into incident is ongoing, the report noted. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Authorities are still seeking to determine how the 3-year-old managed to get access to the firearm. More from Examiner Prosecutors recommend against charges in Matt Gaetz sex-trafficking investigation: Report September 23, 2022 12:41 PM Washington Post botches a fact-check to cover for Democrats' abortion extremism September 23, 2022 12:35 PM Daily on Energy:...
    Legal experts on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump's claim that he could declassify secret national security documents with his mind. Trump in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity made a series of claims entirely untethered from reality while defending himself amid an FBI criminal investigation into classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence. Trump suggested that last month's FBI search of the property may have actually been in search of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails. "There's also a lot of speculation, because of what they did, the severity of the FBI coming in, raiding Mar-a-Lago, were they looking for the Hillary Clinton emails that were deleted — but they are around someplace," Trump said. "Wait, you're not saying you had it?" Hannity interjected. "No, no, they may be saying — they may have thought that it was in there," Trump replied. "And a lot of people said that the only thing that would give the kind of severity that they showed by actually coming in and raiding with many, many people is the Hillary Clinton deal, the Russia...
    Additionally, witnesses who were around both individuals before the incident did not corroborate Brandt's claim about a political argument, the Associated Press noted.What is Brandt charged with?Brandt has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. He was controversially released from jail this week after posting $50,000 bond. In his appeal to the judge, Brandt cited having "a job, a life and a house and things that I don't exactly want to see go by the wayside — family that are very important to me." \u201cBrandt had a tough time understanding the charges against him in the killing of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson.\n\n"I have a job, a life and a house and things I don't want to see go by the wayside\u2014family that are very important to me," Brandt told a judge at his first court hearing.\u201d — Mia Cathell (@Mia Cathell) 1663768986 Brandt has not yet entered a plea for the charges against him. He is next due in court on Oct. 11.
    Nearly 10 percent of all Americans will experience symptoms of depression every year. One of the common forms of treatment includes a combination of therapy and antidepressants. According to the CDC, around 13 percent of Americans over the age of 18 were taking antidepressants between 2015 and 2018. The most commonly prescribed form of these are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), developed to alter serotonin flux in the brain. I’m one of the millions that takes an SSRI—one called sertraline, to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. Before I talked with a psychiatrist about getting on this medication, I dealt with feelings of impending doom and dread that appeared on a whim, as well as dozens of intrusive thoughts and emotions every minute. Basically, it’s like having your very own heckler yell at you all day long. Taking the medication has been immensely helpful for me, as it has for many others. And that makes it all the more strange to recognize that, as with many other complex diseases, researchers still aren’t sure exactly what causes...
    The 'special master' going through documents seized at Mar-a-Lago has given Donald Trump's lawyers eight days to back up his claims that FBI agents planted material while carrying out a search of his club. Judge Raymond Dearie included the order in a new 'case management plan' for processing through some 11,000 documents – and follows Trump repeatedly making the allegation publicly without offering evidence of FBI misconduct. 'No later than September 30, 2022, Plaintiff shall submit a declaration or affidavit that includes each of the following factual matters,' the judge wrote, including 'a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022.' The inventory lists items that FBI agents catalogued following the August 8 search of Trump's private club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Justice Department says that included more than 100 documents marked 'classified,' with some bearing top secret markings. Trump, in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, claims he 'declassified everything,' which appears to contradict his claim that the...
    by Drew Angerer/Getty Images U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie, who is serving as the special master former President Donald Trump requested to review documents seized from his home, ordered Trump’s lawyers Thursday to make an official declaration if they truly believe the FBI planted evidence. Dearie’s order read: No later than Sept. 30, 2022, Plaintiff shall submit a declaration or affidavit that includes each of the following factual matters: a. A list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on Aug. 8, 2022 The special master apparently referred to the multiple claims made by Trump and his lawyers since August 8th suggesting that the FBI planted evidence. “They leak, lie, plant fake evidence, allow the spying on my campaign, deceive the FISA Court, RAID and Break-Into my home, lose documents, and then they ask me, as the 45th President of the United States, to trust them. Look at the I.G. Reports on Comey, McCabe, and others. Things are safer in the middle of Central Park!” Trump...
    Immediately following the execution of the search warrant at Donald Trump's resort in Palm Beach, Florida, both the former president and his allies began alleging that the FBI "likely" or "could have" been there to "plant" evidence against him. "Planting information anyone?" Trump said on his social media site attacking the FBI. Fox News host Jesse Watters similarly asked the question on his show on Aug. 9. "What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence," he claimed. Two days later, Watters was saying, it wasn't so much planting evidence as Trump wanted to take home some reminders of his time in the Oval Office. Even Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News that no one is certain that the FBI wouldn't "put things in the boxes to entrap him." By September, Trump was recycling the same tune on his social media. "They leak, lie, plant fake evidence, allow the spying on my campaign, deceive the FISA Court, RAID and Break-Into my home, lose documents, and then they ask me, as the 45th President of the United States, to trust...
    (CNN)The special master overseeing the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation has ordered former President Donald Trump's lawyers to back up out-of-court assertions that the FBI may have planted evidence at the property during their search last month. Top GOP senators reject Trumps declassification comments and call for proper storage of secret recordsJudge Raymond Dearie, the court-appointed special master, said in a filing Thursday that Trump's team needs to submit a sworn declaration saying if they believe the Justice Department included any items on their "inventory" of materials taken from Mar-a-Lago that were not actually seized during the search. The declaration must include "a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022," Dearie wrote in the order.This has come up as an issue in the case because Trump himself, some of his attorneys, and several of his outside Republican allies have publicly claimed that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago during the August 8 search. However, they have offered no evidence to support these accusations.Read MoreOn...
    The special master handling the Mar-a-Lago raid has given former President Donald Trump a short deadline to provide details that would bolster his claims about documents the FBI seized, a day after the Justice Department scored an appeals court win. Judge Raymond Dearie, who was appointed special master by Judge Aileen Cannon, gave Trump’s team until Sept. 30 to submit a declaration on a number of key issues, including what appeared to be a reference to suggestions by Trump allies that some of the evidence the FBI said it had seized was somehow planted. Dearie asked Trump’s lawyers on Thursday to provide an affidavit on “a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that [Trump] asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022.” Dearie also gave Trump’s team until Oct. 14 to provide the Justice Department with a “final and complete log of designations” related to the former president’s claims of privilege over the seized records, and the special master said both Trump and DOJ will have until Oct. 21...
    Keith Raniere, the leader of notorious sex cult NXIVM, was assaulted in his prison in Arizona by another inmate, leaving him unconscious and nauseous for a week Convicted sex cult leader Keith Raniere has been beaten up and knocked unconscious in his prison in Tucson, Arizona by another prisoner - before being housed with an intersex inmate next to a cage smeared with human feces. Raniere, who is serving his first year of a 120-year sentence, says he was assaulted by Maurice Withers as he walked to his table with his food one morning, and faced disciplinary action for 'fighting' despite not fighting back. Withers, 33, was put behind bars for sex trafficking crimes in Madison, Wisconsin and punched Raniere in the face, leaving him with a black eye and nausea for a week, despite never having spoken to him before. 'I was given a disciplinary ticket for 'fighting' and have had my privileges revoked and was placed in segregation 'pending investigation,' Raniere said, also claiming he 'did not fight back' in the sworn affidavit on September 6. He remains in a...
    The family of the 18-year-old whose murder sparked the hit podcast Serial has condemned the Baltimore City state attorney for failing to warn them her accused killer would be freed. Adnan Syed, now 41, had his 2000 conviction for murdering Hae Min Lee vacated on Monday. Lee's family, through their lawyer, criticized the state attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, for failing to give them sufficient warning of Monday's hearing. 'For more than 20 years, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office has told the family of Hae Min Lee that their beloved daughter and sister was murdered by Adnan Syed,' the statement read. 'One week ago, for the first time, the family was informed that, through a year-long investigation that is apparently still ongoing, the state had uncovered new facts and would be filing a motion to vacate Mr Syed's conviction.' Hae Min Lee, 18, was murdered in Baltimore in 1999. The man convicted for her killing, Adnan Syed (right) was released from prison on Monday in a hearing which the Lee family said was sprung on them with little...
    Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal addressed New York Attorney General Letitia James's recent announcement that she was filing civil charges won't land Donald Trump in prison. One of the things that James said while giving her briefing about the 200-page legal filing is that there are criminal actions that could be charged and that she was referring it to the Southern District of New York for their investigation. Speaking to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Katyal explained that there might be serious criminal probes forthcoming. "On page two, the attorney general isolated a list of federal crimes she thought were potentially violated," he said. "And the thing this lawsuit did was collect all the reporting from our friends on this show, but then add to it all the evidence from the accountants, the evidence from the CFO and others, and it's tremendous. It's a case based on a huge amount of paperwork, which is unlike a lot of the other investigations that trump has faced, where his allies can just make up stories to protect him. This is based on cold...
    Last week, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Fox News was alerted that migrants were arriving outside the Naval Observatory, the official residence of Vice President Kamala Harris. "The fact that Fox News — and not the Department of Homeland Security, the city, or local NGOs — were alerted about a plan to leave migrants, including children, on the side of a busy D.C. street makes clear that this is just a cruel, premeditated political stunt," she said. There is no evidence, however, that Fox News was tipped off. Jean-Pierre reiterated those allegations on Tuesday, but again failed to provide any evidence to corroborate her claims.
    Former federal prosecutor Shanlon Wu told CNN on Wednesday that “obviously there’s tax fraud” by former President Donald Trump, his three oldest children, and the Trump Organization. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced earlier a civil suit against Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and the Trump organization over alleged fraud between 2011 and 2021. Appearing on Inside Politics With John King, Wu said that James’ case is open and shut. [T]he evidence that she has amassed for this suit, which was very hard-fought to get it after a lot of litigation, would provide the basis for those criminal actions, tax fraud. Obviously, there’s tax fraud going on given the massive inflation of these values. And same thing for the Southern District [of New York]. So she’s giving them a very valuable head start on all this evidence they have taken so long to gather. And that’s what really strikes me about this complaint is how well documented it is. I mean, there are facts you can’t spin your way out of. I mean, claiming that the...
    A Memphis woman who claims that she was raped by the same man charged with the kidnapping and murder of a billionaire heiress says that police had 'more than enough evidence' a year ago to keep the man behind bars. Alicia Franklin, 22, in a bombshell interview, said that if sex crimes investigators had done their jobs properly, Eliza Fletcher, who was kidnapped and killed while jogging through Memphis on September 2 could still be alive. 'They had more than enough evidence to get him off the street that night when they interviewed me to get him off the streets. But they didn't,' she told ABCNews. Cleotha Abston-Henderson, 38, is now charged with raping Franklin nearly a year ago -- but the charges were not filed until after he was arrested and charged with the murder of Fletcher. Henderson pleaded not guilty to the murder but has not yet answered the rape charges. He had been due to appear in court on Monday, but the hearing was rescheduled for September 28. Alicia Franklin, 22, says that Memphis police had 'more...
    "The transportation of the immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard was done on a voluntary basis," the statement continued. "The immigrants were homeless, hungry, and abandoned — and these activists didn’t care about them then," the statement explained. "Florida’s program gave them a fresh start in a sanctuary state and these individuals opted to take advantage of chartered flights to Massachusetts. It was disappointing that Martha’s Vineyard called in the Massachusetts National Guard to bus them away from the island within 48 hours." Interestingly, the Spanish-English document (that you can view here) does not specify a destination. Democrats have accused DeSantis of crimes from kidnapping to human trafficking. However, a Texas sheriff admitted on Monday that he is not sure any laws were broken.
    “If that evidence had been disclosed, perhaps Adnan would not have missed his high school graduation, or his pre-med plans, or 23 years of birthdays, holidays, family gatherings, community events and everyday moments of joy,” Syed’s attorney, Eric Suter said. The state has 30 days to decide whether it wants to retry Syed. Lee’s brother told the court that he’s not against a continued investigation, but he believes Syed’s conviction should stand. He noted that his family still grieves over the death of his sister. “Every day when I think it’s over ... it always comes back,” he said. “It’s killing me.” Syed did not speak to reporters on his way out of court, but Suter recalled Syed telling her “he couldn’t believe it’s real” after the ruling, reports the Baltimore Sun. A 2020 report by the National Registry of Exonerations found that the concealment of exculpatory evidence is the most common type of misconduct and occurred in 44% of the exoneration cases the report studied.
    Adnan Syed's murder sentence for killing his high school sweetheart has amassed a cult following across the globe in the 23 years since he was thrown behind bars.  A judge ordered the release of Syed, 41, on Monday after serving part of his life sentence for strangling Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a shallow grave in Baltimore's Leakin Park.  The sensational move came after investigators revealed there are two other murder suspects in the case that were not thoroughly investigated at the time - while also throwing out their faith in some of the old evidence.  Syed and Lee were high-school classmates and later sweethearts who had attended prom together just months before her death in 1999.  The murder case was unraveled, investigated, and examined in pop culture after taking center stage on the 2014 podcast Serial.  Following Syed's release, DailyMail.com now takes a look at the gritty details and the damning evidence - or lack thereof.  Speaking in the latest sensational podcast on Tuesday, veteran reporter on the case Sarah Koenig said: 'It was a mess...is a...
    A TEENAGE boy allegedly murdered his five family members and three years later, one of the victims' cellphones was unlocked and logged into evidence during his trial. Mason Sisk, 17, is on trial after being accused of shooting his parents and three younger siblings aged six, four, and six months in Elkmont, Alabama in September of 2019. 4Mason Sisk, 17, (left) allegedly murdered his family members back in 2019Credit: WHNT 4Mary Sisk, 35, (pictured) shared text messages with Mason, which police just obtained on WednesdayCredit: Huntsville City Schools 4Sisk's siblings, Kane, 6, (left), Aurora, 4, (right), and Colson, 6 mos., (center) died in the shootingCredit: Handout The then-14-year-old allegedly shot his dad, John Sisk, 38, his stepmom Mary, 35, and his three young siblings, Kane, Aurora, and Colson in the head, before calling the cops and saying he was in the basement of his home when he heard gunshots. While the cops found John and Mary's phones back in 2019, it took the FBI three years to get into the stepmom's phone, which they achieved on Wednesday, the third day of the...
    The life sentence of Adnan Syed, subject of the popular true-crime podcast Serial, was overturned by a Baltimore judge after Syed spent 23 years behind bars. Syed, 41, was ordered to be released Monday. He was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 17 over the alleged murder of his classmate and former girlfriend Hae Min Lee. He maintained his innocence throughout, claiming he wasn't given a fair trial. On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn announced Syed was to be released, according to the Associated Press. Earlier in September, prosecutors put forward the recommendation, saying, "The state no longer has confidence in the integrity of the conviction." A yearlong investigation by prosecutors and Syed's lawyers that concluded Wednesday found that "significant reliability issues regarding the most critical pieces of evidence" were found, along with the identification of "two alternative suspects." One of the critical pieces of evidence with reliability issues cited was "unreliable cell phone tower data," according to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office, to which an entire episode of Serial was devoted. Host...
    Adnan Syed, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, is set to be freed after a judge overturned his conviction on Monday. Prosecutors in Baltimore last week asked the judge to vacate the sentence of Syed, who was the subject of the first season of hit podcast Serial. The show, which debuted in 2014, called into question his conviction. Syed, who is now 41 and has always maintained his innocence, was also the subject of 2019 HBO documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed. The prosecutors did not argue Syed was found innocent, but that “the state no longer has confidence in the integrity of the conviction.” According to the New York Times, the prosecutors “have yet to decide if they will seek a new trial or drop the charges against Mr. Syed.” The Times reported Monday: In a motion filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Wednesday, prosecutors said that a nearly yearlong investigation, conducted with Mr. Syed’s lawyer, had uncovered information pointing to the possible involvement of two...
    [Breaking news update at 4:19 p.m. ET] A judge on Monday approved a motion to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the popular “Serial” podcast, who has maintained he is innocent in the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend. The ruling Monday came after Baltimore prosecutors filed a motion last week asking for a new trial for Syed, saying newly discovered evidence revealed the possible involvement of two other suspects. Syed’s attorneys filed a response in support of the request, pointing to the revelations in the defense’s motion. “Given the stunning lack of reliable evidence implicating Mr. Syed, coupled with increasing evidence pointing to other suspects, this unjust conviction cannot stand,” Assistant Public Defender Erica Suter, Syed’s attorney and director of the Innocence Project Clinic, said in a statement at the time. [Previous story, published at 9:08 a.m. ET] A court hearing Monday could determine whether to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast that reexamined his case. Syed is serving a life sentence after...
    ADNAN Syed's murder sentence has been overturned by a Baltimore judge "in the interest of justice." Syed, 41, had been convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence for the 1999 death of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. 2Adnan Syed was convicted of first-degree murderCredit: HBO 2Syed has been serving a life sentence in MarylandCredit: Getty - Contributor Syed has maintained his innocence despite being found guilty of strangling Lee, who was 18 at the time. Baltimore Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn, who is holding the hearing, had denied a motion from Lee's brother to postpone earlier on Monday. Young Lee appeared in court virtually after the request for a postponement was denied, saying: "My heart is kind of pounding right now… I personally wanted to be there in person. "I've been living with this for like 20 plus years. Everyday when I think it's over… or it's ended, it always comes back. It's killing me. It's really tough. "I ask you to make the right decision," Young Lee continued. Prosecutor Becky Feldman discussed the issues with the original...
    A group of fans at the Oregon-BYU football game Saturday in Eugene, OR was caught on video hurling anti-religious slurs at BYU. In footage which has gone viral, the small but clearly audible pocket of fans struck up their anti-Mormon chant after BYU scored a touchdown early in the second quarter of the game. “F*ck the Mor-mons!” They chanted. Real classy chants from Oregon fans and Students. Why is it ok to chant this about members of this specific religion? @oregonfootball @OregonGovBrown @Oregonian @uoregon @CNN @espn @FOXSports @CBSNews @NBCNews @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ukhdP1hK7x — John Hopkins (@JohnHopkins2022) September 17, 2022 The footage has spread across social media — with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) among those condemning the offenders. “Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon,” Cox wrote. Religious bigotry alive and celebrated in Oregon. https://t.co/l8BdsSJWu2 — Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) September 18, 2022 This incident comes on the heels of a controversy in which a Duke volleyball player claimed that she and other players were subjected to racist heckling by BYU fans, including the n-word....
    Kaitlin Armstrong's lawyer claims the 'government's own evidence will acquit' the yoga teacher, who is suspected of killing her love rival, because the timeline being pushed by the government doesn't add up.  Attorney Rick Cofer has doubled down on the innocence of his client, claiming the entire case is misogynistic towards Armstrong, 34.  'The whole case against Kate Armstrong is predicated on a deeply misogynistic view of her,' Cofer told Dateline.  'Law enforcement's theory, within the first 24 hours of this case, they had decided that Kaitlin Armstrong was a crazy jealous person that within a fit of rage murdered Ms. [Morah] Wilson.'  He also said he 'expects' Armstrong - who led police on a 43-day chase before being apprehended in Costa Rica - will be found 'not guilty' if the case goes to trial.  Cofer claims the government hasn't seriously examined its case and says there's 'no evidence' that Armstrong was inside the black Jeep that drove past Wilson's home after the murder.  NBC News Privacy Policy Attorney Rick Cofer claims the government's defense is 'misogynistic,' and they are...
    Beleaguered Russian forces still reeling from Ukraine's devastating offensive may not have 'sufficient reserves or adequate morale' to withstand another concerted assault in eastern parts of Ukraine, according to defence experts. British defence intelligence analysts believe Moscow has managed to establish a new defensive line between the Oskil River and the town of Svatove near the border between the Kharkiv and Luhansk regions. The zone is viewed as important partly because capturing he Luhansk region, part of the Donbas, was one of Russia's key warm aims.  Any substantial loss of territory here, one of the few main resupply routes from Russia's Belgorod region, would 'unambiguously undermine' Vladimir Putin's strategy for the conflict, the experts say.  It comes following the collapse of Russian lines in the east after a stunning Ukrainian offensive launched on September 6 that took the invaders by surprise, forcing the Kremlin to concede swathes of territory.  A Ukrainian tank rolls through countryside around the key town of Izium that was liberated over a week ago Russian forces suffered huge losses during Ukraine's lightning assault, which saw Ukraine liberate thousands...
    (CNN)A former University of Southern California coach who was convicted earlier this year of taking part in the college admissions scandal that rocked elite US schools has been granted a new trial. Jovan Vavic, a famed water polo coach at USC for 25 years, was convicted by a jury in April of soliciting and accepting over $220,000 in bribes in exchange for helping secure admissions for students. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and honest services wire fraud. Prosecutors alleged he created a "side door" for students to become athletic recruits by designating them as water polo recruits regardless of whether they played the sport. They also alleged he used fake athletic resumes in the process. Former USC womens soccer coach is sentenced in college admissions scandalOn Thursday, US District Judge Indira Talwani granted Vavic's motion for a new trial but denied his request for a judgment of acquittal. CNN has reached out to prosecutors and Vavic's attorneys for comment. Read MoreVavic's lawyers argued that evidence presented...
    The FBI has been accused of botching a counterintelligence investigation into the alleged main source of disgraced ex-spy Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier. Igor Danchenko, a U.S.-based Russian lawyer charged with five counts of making false statements tied to what he told the bureau about the anti-Trump dossier, was the subject of an investigation from 2009 to 2011 before it was wrongly closed, special counsel John Durham charged in a new court filing. “The defendant was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011,” Durham told a federal court this week. “The investigation into the defendant was closed in 2010 after the FBI incorrectly believed that the defendant had left the country.” STEELE DOSSIER SOURCE BECAME PAID FBI INFORMANT Igor Danchenko leaves the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, on Nov. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The special counsel said the counterintelligence investigation should be allowed in as evidence at the trial. “The Government should be able to introduce evidence of this prior counterintelligence investigation (and that...
    A man who has maintained his innocence for decades after being convicted for killing his girlfriend may be getting a second chance after Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge to vacate his sentence, officials say. Adnan Syed, 42, was convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee over 20 years ago, with his case gaining notoriety again in 2014 after being featured on the popular podcast "Serial", which raised doubts about several key pieces of evidence that disrupt the integrity of the conviction, according to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Lee was found strangled to death and buried in a park back in 1999, with Syed becoming a main suspect, and eventually convicted of her killing. New evidence brought forward in the case suggests alternative suspects who have a history of previous sexual assault acts toward women. The motion filed to vacate Syed's conviction follows a year-long investigation into the new information. Some of the new information includes the two alternative suspects, as well as unreliable cell phone tower data. “We believe that keeping Mr. Syed detained as we continue to...
    Gary Bryant Jr. exchanged gunfire with a man in an Antioch apartment parking lot on a July afternoon in 2014. Both were struck by bullets. Bryant survived and the other man died. Police said it was part of a string of gang shootings in the East Bay. At trial, prosecutors alleged — and a jury agreed — that Bryant and an accomplice were guilty of first-degree murder. Bryant, then 28, was a local rapper in Pittsburg who uploaded music videos to YouTube. In his lyrics, he talked about gang war, shooting at rivals and challenging other rappers. At Bryant’s trial, an Antioch police officer testified that the lyrics were key to understanding his criminal mindset. When Bryant said the phrase “geeked up,” the police officer alleged, he meant he was armed with guns. His words “lay a demo,” the officer said, meant shooting at someone. A University of California, Irvine, professor acting as a witness for Bryant disagreed, saying that “geeked up” was commonly understood to mean intoxicated, and “laying a demo” meant to record a track. Bryant may have...
    by Anthony Gockowski   A group of moms are seeking to intervene in a case that overturned several of Minnesota’s “commonsense” and “bipartisan” protections for women and girls who obtain abortions. Among those protections was a two-parent notification law, which required both parents of a minor to be given notice 48 hours before their daughter’s abortion procedure. In a July ruling, Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan, appointed to the bench by former Gov. Mark Dayton, struck down this and four other regulations that he deemed unconstitutional. These provisions included: The “physician-only law,” which required abortions to be performed only by physicians. The “hospitalization law,” which mandated that abortions after the first trimester be performed in a hospital or abortion facility. A law that subjected abortion providers to felony penalties for violating state regulations. The “mandatory disclosure law,” which mandated a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. It also required physicians to inform the patient of the medical risks associated with abortion and how to review materials on alternatives to abortion. Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is tasked with defending Minnesota’s...
    What type of king will Charles III be? This is a question I have been asked many times during recent days. As a scientist, I might be good at establishing facts, but I have to admit I am lousy at reading tea leaves. The best answer I can offer is one based on Charles’ track record in my area of expertise. In his role as Prince of Wales, Charles promoted all sorts of “alternative” nonsense for 40 years. His anti-scientific stance went so far that he once even stated that he is proud of being an enemy of the enlightenment. But his favorite type of quackery has always been homeopathy. The royal family’s love affair with this therapy is as old as homeopathy itself and can be seen in numerous guises. Homeopathy became part of the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) from its beginning in 1948—not least because of royal support. Queen Elizabeth II was the patron of the Royal Homeopathic Hospital in London. Charles has lobbied U.K. politicians in support of homeopathy and, in 2019, he became a...
    By Brian Witte | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to vacate Adnan Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Baltimore’s state’s attorney filed a motion in circuit court, saying a lengthy investigation conducted with the defense had uncovered new evidence that could undermine the conviction of Syed, Lee’s ex-boyfriend. “The motion filed today supports a new trial for Syed based on a nearly year-long investigation that revealed undisclosed and newly-developed information regarding two alternative suspects, as well as unreliable cell phone tower data,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office said in a news release. Syed, 42, has maintained his innocence for decades and captured the attention of millions in 2014 when the debut season of the “Serial” podcast focused on the case and raised doubts about some of the evidence, including cellphone tower data. Prosecutors on Wednesday said they weren’t asserting that Syed is innocent, but they lacked confidence “in the integrity of the conviction” and recommended he be released...
    (CNN)Baltimore prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday asking for a new trial for Adnan Syed, whose case was the subject of the hugely popular first season of the "Serial" podcast.A statement from the state attorney's office cited newly discovered evidence. "After a nearly year-long investigation reviewing the facts of this case, Syed deserves a new trial where he is adequately represented and the latest evidence can be presented," Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in the statement. Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment in February 2000 for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. He has been appealing his convictions for years."As stewards of the court, we are obligated to uphold confidence in the integrity of convictions and do our part to correct when this standard has been comprised," Mosby said. "We have spoken with the family of Ms. Hae Min Lee and (they) fully understand that the person responsible for this heinous crime must be held accountable." Read MoreThe re-investigation revealed evidence "regarding the possible involvement...
    Adnan Syed. Screencap via HBO. Prosecutors moved to vacate the conviction of Adnan Syed, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The case was the subject of the hit podcast “Serial” which debuted in 2014 and brought new evidence to the decades-old murder in which Syed has always maintained his innocence. Further evidence was uncovered by the 2019 HBO documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed. The Wall Street Journal broke news Wednesday that prosecutors in Baltimore have filed a motion asking a judge to vacate the conviction — allowing Syed to go free pending further investigation. Per the Journal: The state’s attorney for Baltimore City said in a motion filed Wednesday in circuit court that a nearly yearlong investigation, conducted with the defense, found new evidence, including information concerning the possible involvement of two alternative suspects. Prosecutors are requesting Mr. Syed be given a new trial. They said they weren’t asserting that Mr. Syed is innocent. “However, for all the reasons set forth below, the State no longer has confidence in...
    The owner of a dog daycare center in Rowley is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after an investigation revealed unsafe conditions at the center, authorities said. April Bernhardt, the owner of Hydrant Regency, is facing 39 counts of animal cruelty and other charges following an investigation that started earlier this month, Rowley Police said.  On Aug. 29, several police officers were called to help return four goats who were wandering on Route 1 after breaking free from their enclosure near Hydrant. When police returned the goats, they found some 30 dogs in conditions that posed probable evidence of animal cruelty.  Hydrant was apparently operating without electricity and the center was being cooled by fans, as previously reported by Daily Voice. About half of the dogs were then sent home and the other half were taken to rescue shelters until their owners could pick them up. Hydrant later said the center would be closed for "kennel improvements" a day after the incident. "We have an electrical issue that needs immediate attention. Once this has been addressed, we will be back open for business," Hydrant...
    The owner of a dog daycare center in Rowley is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after an investigation revealed unsafe conditions at the center, authorities said. April Bernhardt, the owner of Hydrant Regency, is facing 39 counts of animal cruelty and other charges following an investigation that started earlier this month, Rowley Police said.  On Aug. 29, several police officers were called to help return four goats who were wandering on Route 1 after breaking free from their enclosure near Hydrant. When police returned the goats, they found some 30 dogs in conditions that posed probable evidence of animal cruelty.  Hydrant was apparently operating without electricity and the center was being cooled by fans, as previously reported by Daily Voice. About half of the dogs were then sent home and the other half were taken to rescue shelters until their owners could pick them up. Hydrant later said the center would be closed for "kennel improvements" a day after the incident. "We have an electrical issue that needs immediate attention. Once this has been addressed, we will be back open for business," Hydrant...
    A dog named Bruce had already suffered a rough life before he arrived at a Los Angeles city kennel. Just last year, a man without a shirt or shoes came to the shelter with Bruce and demanded that he be euthanized. When the shelter politely denied his request, he pulled out a box cutter and slashed the dog’s neck in front of the employees, The Los Angeles Times reported. Bruce’s laceration was six inches, and a veterinarian at the shelter was able to save him. A few months later, an Instagram video shows Bruce sitting in a kennel. “5 year old Bruce, #A1980803, is just done. He doesn’t want to eat treats, he doesn’t want to get up. He is listed as evidence/police. He’s not allowed out of his kennel so he just sits in this concrete cell since 5/26.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jenny Hoffman (@operationfreedomwalk) Bruce stayed at the shelter for seven months while the police investigated and sought charges. Bruce was not allowed to go on walks or...
    A former security officer at Twitter told senators on Tuesday that he learned a Chinese intelligence agent was on the social media company's payroll a week before he was dismissed. It was just one of a string of vulnerabilities unveiled by Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko, a respected cybersecurity expert. He was hired in November 2020 after a hack that compromised high-profile accounts but was fired barely a year later. Such were the security failings, he said he was not surprised to learn that an agent of the Chinese Ministry of State Security was operating inside Twitter. 'I had been told because the corporate security physical security team had been contacted and told that there was at least one agent of the MSS, which is one of China's intelligence services, on the payroll inside Twitter,' he told a hearing of the Senate Judicial Committee. 'While it was disturbing to hear, I and many others, recognising the state of the environment at Twitter, were really thinking if you are not placing foreign agents inside Twitter - because it's very difficult to detect them ......
    Oprah Winfrey has chosen a California death row inmate’s autobiography — in which he proclaims his innocence — as her influential book club’s next read, she announced Tuesday. The move was sure to bring immense attention to — and spur sales of — Jarvis Jay Masters’ book, “That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row,” which was first published in 2009 and recounts Masters’ traumatic childhood, his life in prison and his discovery of Buddhism behind bars. The selection also shines a spotlight on Masters’ ongoing legal battle to overturn his conviction and death sentence in the murder of a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison in 1985. Masters’ claims of innocence, and new evidence to support them, are set to be heard for the first time in federal court next month, after being rejected in state courts. In announcing the selection on “CBS Mornings,” Winfrey said her intention was “to expose the story” and to let people know that there are people on death row “for whom there has been a miscarriage...
    NBC News justice and intelligence correspondent Ken Dilanian said a resurfaced viral video of former President Donald Trump boarding a plane along with a parade of groaningly heavy file boxes is “pretty disturbing” — but not enough to prompt an FBI search. Amid a Justice Department probe into his mishandling of classified information under the Espionage Act, video resurfaced of Trump boarding a plane in Florida bound for Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. The clip also showed aides loading a succession of file boxes — just three days after the federal government contacted Trump about missing documents. The clip went viral, and fueled online speculation about the contents of those boxes. On Monday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Dilanian brought up the viral video himself when Jonathan Lemire asked why other Trump properties have not been searched as of yet: JONATHAN LEMIRE: The FBI searched this property. Donald Trump, of course, has lots of other properties and people are wondering like, well, why hasn’t there been a search of Bedminster that we know of? Why hasn’t there been one of Trump Tower?...
    A TikTok influencer sparked a police investigation after finding a stained rug in a river which he believes could be linked to the disappearance of Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos. Dulos, 50, a mother-of-five is missing and presumed dead after vanishing in May 2019 amid a bitter divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband Fotis Dulos. He was charged with her murder and kidnap despite no body ever being found and committed suicide on January 30, 2020. The couple had been embroiled in a two-year long custody battle over their children, after being married for 13 years. TikTok star Sean Austin, who describes himself a paranormal investigator, a psychic-medium and demonologist, discovered the rug not far from a house where Fotis had previously lived. Austin reported the rug to authorities on Sunday, who immediately descended on the area in an attempt to find any missing evidence. He claims that ‘supernatural evidence’ led them the spot on the riverbank, with the rug appearing to have a vertical stain in the centre of it. Jennifer, pictured, and her husband had been locked...
    Sex cult leader Keith Raniere's legal team is accusing FBI forensics experts of not being truthful and have claimed photo evidence of child porn used to convict him was photoshopped. Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison in 2020 for child porn, sex trafficking, racketeering, forced labor and wire fraud conspiracy after an investigation of his cult, NXIVM. But in a May legal filing, his lawyers claimed the FBI had planted evidence that helped secure the conviction. Now Raniere's experts have shared new photos and evidence exclusively with DailyMail.com, claiming a senior FBI agent gave false testimony in Raniere's trial and another was prevented from testifying after he was mysteriously sent away abroad. In an interview with DailyMail.com, a top former FBI cyber forensics expert hired by Raniere's attorneys believes there were bungled procedures, manipulation of evidence and even an apparent effort to 'frame' the cult leader for his child sex conviction. The claims come as the FBI is facing intense scrutiny over high-profile investigations.  Keith Raniere, the leader of notorious sex cult NXIVM, was already on trial for running...
    GETTING towed is never fun — and illegal towing only makes matters worse. Luckily lawyer Narimon Pishnamaz posted a TikTok explaining what evidence you need to get your money back. 3Towed cars have pickup deadlinesCredit: TikTok/attorneypish Pishnamaz says your first response to an illegal tow is to visit the towing company and pay to retrieve your vehicle. You must pick up your car as soon as possible since towing companies give you a certain number of days until the vehicle is considered no longer yours. Drivers that wait to pick up their towed car past its deadline may have their ride given to an auction lot, scraped, sold for parts, or sold outright. Pishnamaz’s second recommendation is to return to the scene, and document evidence proving your vehicle was towed illegally. READ MORE ON CAR TIPSSHOP SMARTER I’m a money lawyer - how to avoid trick car dealerships use to inflate prices PRO TIP I’m a lawyer - mistake with your insurance costing hundreds can be avoided Photos are a reliable way to gather illegal towing evidence. Drivers are typically towed...