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Federal Prosecution

Feds Need Look No Further Than Rodney King for the Case Against Wilson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown, as was King, was unarmed. Brown and King were not charged with a crime when detained. Brown as King received injuries after he ceased resisting. Brown, as King was, was abused during an official stop. These, as they were with King, are compelling civil rights violations.

Holder Has a Compelling Case in the Brown Killing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are several factors within federal law that Holder has to look at to make the final decision whether to go forward with a prosecution.

8 Compelling Reasons for a Federal Prosecution of Zimmerman

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.21.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The U.S. attorney must consider the "nature and seriousness of the offense" in deciding whether to prosecute or not. The major factor that determines that is "the actual or potential impact of the offense on the community and on the victim."

Federal Prosecution of Zimmerman Compelling, But Unlikely

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin's family, their attorneys, and civil rights leaders face the terrible reality that if Zimmerman walks, there will be little recourse from the feds. It's not just. It's not fair. But, unfortunately, it's the system.

Athletes Shouldn't Get a Pass on Investigations

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If you hear some uninformed person say the government should stop going after suspect athletes tell them to check their hero-worship at the door. In America, everyone suspected of a crime is supposed to be investigated equally.

GTSI Admitted They Were Not a Small Business on 1999 SEC Documents

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 1999, GTSI, a Top 50 government contractor reported that it was no longer a small business for the purposes of government contracting. Yet from fis...

Federal Prosecution Of Immigrants Soared In Spring As Obama Continued Aggressive Bush-Era Policies

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRESNO, Calif. — Federal prosecutions of immigrants soared to new levels this spring, as the Obama administration continued an aggressive enforc...

Accountability...and Its Opposite

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

Obama has concluded that there are some subjects that we just don't get to know about -- which means there are some areas where the government may break the law with impunity.