‘Serial killer’ Adnan Syed’s lawyer to argue for retrial in appeals court

‘Serial killer’ Adnan Syed’s lawyer to argue for retrial in appeals court

Published June 07, 2017 Fox News The case of Adnan Syed — a convicted killer and the star of the first season of the podcast “Serial” – will return to court on Thursday as Maryland state attorneys appeal an order granting Syed a new trial. Last June, a Maryland judge overturned Syed’s conviction and ordered a new trial on the grounds that Syed’s original trial team did not raise questions about cellphone tower evidence. The state attorney general’s office filed an appeal in early August as Syed’s attorneys continue pushing for a new trial. More on this… Phoenix serial killings suspect left behind shell casings ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Trailer: FBI Profiler Hunts An Unusual Serial Killer Grave of H.H. Holmes, ‘America’s 1st serial killer,’ to be exhumed amid rumors he escaped execution   After the hearing in the state capital of Annapolis the court will issue its written ruling at a later date. The written ruling by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals could then be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and fellow high school classmate, Hae Min Lee, in 2000 and sentenced to life in prison. His case became the subject of “Serial” podcast – the most downloaded podcast of all time – and the investigation into his claims of innocence led to a hearing in which his attorneys questioned the evidence brought forth in his trial. Syed remains in prison and will not be present at Thursdays’ hearing. When he was first granted a new trial last summer, his lawyers pushed for his release on bail – arguing that the appeals process could take years...
This Day in History – May 30

This Day in History – May 30

May 30 1416 – Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church 1431 – Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English for heresy 1527 – The University of Marburg is founded in Germany 1539 – Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold 1593 – Playwright, Christopher Marlowe, is killed in a brawl over a bar tab 1640 – Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens, dies 1672 – Peter I, (the Great), Czar of Russia, is born 1768 – French commander, Etienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, is born 1778 – French philosopher, Voltaire, dies 1783 – The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing 1806 – Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel for slandering his wife, Rachel Donelson Robards, who unbeknownst to them, was still married to her former husband 1814 – The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders 1814 – Russian philosopher, Mikhail Bakunin, is born 1846 – Russian goldsmith and jeweler Peter Carl Faberge is born 1848 – William Young patents the ice cream freezer 1854 – The Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise 1859 – The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro 1862 – Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi 1867 – American industrialist Arthur Vining Davis is born 1868 – Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves 1889 – The brassiere is invented 1899 – The amateur bandit, Pearl Hart, and her boyfriend, Joe...
Cosby trial: Andrea Constand remains calm as defense grills her

Cosby trial: Andrea Constand remains calm as defense grills her

By Sasha Savitsky, Stephanie Nolasco  Published June 07, 2017 Fox News Bill Cosby’s chief accuser Andrea Constand remained calm as she was questioned by one of Cosby’s lawyers during day three of the comedian’s sex assault case Wednesday. Los Angeles lawyer Angela Agrusa has spent a painstaking hour going over Andrea Constand’s old phone records. She hopes to show Constand changed her mind about the date of the alleged 2004 assault after reviewing them. But Constand says she never got the records from Temple University for the work-issued phone. The prosecutor said there were no calls made between March 31, 2004 through August of that same year. Related Image Expand / Collapse Bill Cosby arrives with actress Sheila Frazier, left, and Frazier’s husband John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy “California Suite.” Atchison’s client roster includes Cosby and his wife, Camille.  (AP) Constand added “it would surprise me if there was a call during that period” because her last day at Temple University was March 31. In addition, Constand responded she did not constent to taking Benadryl or anything herbal. Constand has said she felt her friendship with Cosby was important to the school’s athletics department. She managed the women’s basketball team at Temple while he was a high-profile trustee. She mentioned Wednesday one of the gifts she gave to Cosby was her face superimposed on a “Fat Albert” picture. Agrusa has suggested that Constand once enjoyed a romantic dinner by the fire at...
UK elections: May win no longer a sure bet after terror attacks

UK elections: May win no longer a sure bet after terror attacks

Published June 07, 2017 Fox News The once-dominant lead that British Prime Minister Theresa May had over her rivals in the run-up to Thursday’s election may be the latest casualty of recent terror attacks that have unnerved British voters. Polls show a tightening race between May and her lead opponent, Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, one day ahead of a general election that will determine how the U.K. negotiates its exit from the European Union and how it handles attacks from radical Muslims, among other things. The 60-year-old May, who took over as prime minister last year after David Cameron stepped down following the Brexit referendum result, had what many saw as an insurmountable lead over her political rivals, a lead that could actually widen her current majority in the House of Commons. Then came  the Manchester bombing on May 22 and  the London Bridge van and stabbing attacks on June 3. The Manchester attack left at least 22 dead and some 119 injured, while at least 8 were killed and more than 50 injured in the assault at London Bridge. Corbyn quickly jumped on the opportunity to remind voters of what May did when she was Cameron’s home secretary, or top law officer: She oversaw cuts to the police department of some 20,000 local officers. Suddenly the 68-year-old socialist appeared within striking distance of No. 10 Downing St. One recent poll shows May with a relatively small 6 percent lead over Corbyn — though British political observers warn the polls are often wrong about outcomes. “The opinion polls are tightening but the opinion polls in Britain are a bit...
WE ARE WITNESSING AN AMAZING EVENT

WE ARE WITNESSING AN AMAZING EVENT

“What event is that?” you ask.   Honestly, I’m not sure yet.  All I know is that what we have happening every day is not conducive to repairing the Republic.  I figure it is one of two things:  either we will experience a great awakening and return to the principles that established the Republic, or things will continue the long slog that has dismantled it, and we will witness the demise of the world’s greatest experiment in liberty. I believe we are at a tipping point–  things cannot continue as they are.  Progressivism has been slowly entrenching itself in every segment of society and government for over 100 years.  I’m sure we have all heard of cases where someone learns they have cancer, but it is too late to do anything about it.  The tumor has tentacles attached to all the vital organs and to try and take it out will certainly kill the patient.  Progressivism is that cancer. Progressives began in law schools during the 19th century where their influence began to present itself in the courts, and soon after that, in the universities teaching the future teachers.  Progressivism hit its peak in the Wilson administration, but they had overplayed their hand and were viewed as a scourge.  If you ever wondered why “Liberals” were not actually liberal, but very restrictive in what is acceptable, it is because they adopted the term for progressives when that name was no longer viewed in a positive way. Historically, the classic liberal is much like the libertarian of today.  They simply believed in maximum liberty, minimum restriction, and personal responsibility rather...