Current Events

#Serial: No Miscarriage of Justice in the Adnan Syed Case

February 12, 2015 Current Events

Over at our private family page on Facebook, we have been having a lively discussion about Serial, the This American Life podcast that investigates the 1999 murder of Baltimore County high school senior Hae Min Lee. Lee’s former boyfriend Adnan Syed is currently serving a life sentence for her murder.  The 12-episode podcast investigates allegations […]

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PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit

November 18, 2014 Current Events
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MSNBC on Blackwater Murder Verdict

October 25, 2014 Current Events
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D.C. Police to Wear Body Cameras

September 28, 2014 Current Events

The Metropolitan Police Department will begin a pilot program this week in which police officers will be outfitted with body cameras to record their interactions with civilians. According to the Washington Post, 165 officers will be equipped with a camera on either their shirt or glasses. The purpose of this program is to “increase public […]

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Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

July 18, 2014 Current Events

With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now on, possession or transfer without payment of one ounce or less of marijuana will be a civil […]

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Bronx Prosecutor Castigated for Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

April 8, 2014 Criminal Procedure

According to the New York Daily News, a prosecutor in the Bronx failed to turn over exculpatory information to the defense in a rape case.  The evidence in question was an initial statement by the accuser that the sex had been consensual. The statement was not disclosed until after the defendant sat in jail for […]

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Susan on MSNBC Segment on Naval Academy Rape Acquittal

March 21, 2014 Current Events
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“Burn-Pit” Class Action Lawsuit Against KBR to Continue

March 7, 2014 Current Events

The Associated Press, the Navy Times, and BusinessWeek have all reported on yesterday’s decision by the 4th Circuit to allow a federal lawsuit against U.S. military contractor KBR to continue. As the Navy Times puts it, “The civil cases – 58 separate class actions and individual suits known as Alan Metzger et al v. KBR – […]

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