Satan was originally depicted as a prosecutor in gods court and that satan was what his job was called academia.edu/11043379/Sat…
Robert Bork, the SCOTUS nominee the Democrats voted down, fired the special prosecutor looking at Watergate at Nixon's request after his two predecessors refused to and resigned. He also stated a desire to roll back the civil rights decisions of the Warren and Burger courts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
German prosecutor Josef Hartinger investigated and tried to indict Dachau concentration camp guards for murder in 1933. The investigation was suppressed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Alabama prosecutors tried to charge a woman with manslaughter because she had a miscarriage after being shot during an argument en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
In a 2017 criminal case, the US government put the secrecy of its hacking tools above all else. Prosecutors chose to drop all charges in a case of child exploitation on the dark web rather than reveal the technological means they used to locate the anonymized Tor user. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
In 2017 Department of Justice charged that money used to produce Dumb and Dumber To was stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund. Prosecutors filed a Forfeiture Complaint in federal court to seize ownership rights of the movie as well as the rights to the Daddy's Home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Today I learned about Ben Ferencz (100), the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials. After WW2 where he fought at D-Day and in other battles, he at age 27 became Chief Prosecutor at the Einsatzgruppen Trial - which was his first case and first time in a courtroom. All of the 22 accused were convicted. youtube.com/watch?v=NZHTt…
The entity known as "the Satan" first appears in the Hebrew Bible as a heavenly prosecutor. His mandate is to test the loyalty of God's followers in the nation of Judah by forcing them to suffer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
The Las Vegas prosecutor who charged Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton for cocaine possession committed suicide after his own arrest for crack cocaine. lasvegassun.com/news/2013…
A convicted killer had his death sentence thrown out when it couldn’t be proven that he had assaulted a girl he had murdered. Believing he was now immune, he sent a taunting letter to the prosecutor, admitting the assault. It was used to successfully re-convict him to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Saskatchewan (Canada) regularly holds criminal trials in their local indigenous Cree language, with Cree-speaking judges, prosecutors, and lawyers sasklawcourts.ca/index.ph…
Steely Dan's 1973 track, "My Old School" refers to then Dutchess County prosecutor, "Daddy G" who is none other than G. Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
Telford Taylor, chief prosecutor in many of the Nuremberg Trials, also wished to prosecute American pilots who had bombed North Vietnam, believing they were also guilty of war crimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
The author of the Perry Mason book series, Erle Stanley Gardner, also founded The Court of Last Resort, which helped those who had been convicted because of poor legal representation; misinterpretation of forensic evidence; or careless and malicious actions of police and prosecutors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erl…
Prosecutors considered, but ended up not, calling a husband's parrot as a key witness in a wife-husband murder case after the bird kept repeating "don't shoot" in the victim's voice; wife found guilty anyway. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
A Hollywood producer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sedition after he made a Revolutionary War movie that depicted King George as a tyrant. Despite the film being intentionally patriotic prosecutors argued the movie was insulting towards the British who were America's allies in WW1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Rich kids bragging on social media, such as Instagram, are unwittingly providing incriminating evidence for prosecutors about their parents' fraud schemes. Cybersecurity firms say they have been using social media evidence to nail fraud and assets in up to 75 percent of their cases. cosmopolitan.com/lifestyl…
Roman Rudenko, the Chief Prosecutor of the USSR in the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, ran an NKVD concentration camp in Soviet occupied Germany where 12,500 people, mostly women, children and adolescents were murdered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NKV…
Today I learned of Benjamin Ferencz. A Transylvanian-born 99 year old lawyer who was chief prosecutor in the Einzatzgruppen trial in Nuremberg. In 2016 he donated $1m to the Washington Holocaust Museum. Not only does he still continue to work to this day, but he does 125 push ups every morning castbox.fm/vb/88935339
In 1924, Harold Israel was a vagrant accused of the murder of a priest. All the evidence seemed to fit him, but in court, the prosecutor Homer Cummings logically tore the case against him to shreds and freed him. Years later, Homer contacted him to share money from a film deal based on the case. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
When Richard Lawrence stood trial for trying to assassinate US Pres. Andrew Jackson, the prosecutor was Francis Scott Key (author of the Star-Spangled Banner) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Prosecutors tried to put wrongfully convicted Juan Rivera back in prison for murder by introducing new evidence of blood on shoes; defense proved the shoes were not available for sale until after the alleged murder, resulting in an evidence tampering investigation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jua…
Today I learned of Keli Lane, Aussie polo player. She hid multiple pregnancies. She delivered 1 baby (who was adopted) & delivered another that disappeared. Prosecutors said Lane abandoned/disposed of her baby in the hopes of making Australia's water polo team. (More in comments.) news.com.au/keli-lane-cas…
Today I learned about the CSI effect: a belief held primarily among law enforcement personnel and prosecutors that forensic science television dramas, such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, influence American jurors to expect more forensic evidence to convict defendants of crimes. thebalancecareers.com/csi…
Today I learned about Brian Murtaugh, an American prosecutor who, as of 2012, has been prosecuting the same case for over 30 years. Since 1979, he has fought to keep Jeffrey MacDonald, a former army captain convicted of the 1969 slayings of his wife and two young children, in jail. longreads.com/picks/since…
The last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor (age 97) says that what he witnessed in Europe still haunts him "every single day of his life." cbsnews.com/news/learning…
Months after the Saturday Night Massacre, President Nixon blamed the media, establishment, partisans and the special prosecutor's staff for trying to take him down, and still had many supporters nytimes.com/1974/07/21/ar…
An heir to the Red Bull fortune killed a Bangkok police officer with his Ferrari in 2012 and still has never appeared at the prosecutor's office to face charges. bangkokpost.com/learning/…
A 78 year old German man was caught hiding a working Panther tank and an 88mm Anti-aircraft gun in his basement. Prosecutors were originally looking for stolen Nazi art. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
β€œAmerican Gangster” prosecutor Richie Roberts, famous for arresting drug kingpin Frank Lucas, pleaded guilty for tax crimes nj.com/essex/2017/04/amer…
Gina Han, whom police dubbed "the evil twin," was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for hatching what prosecutors alleged was a plot to kill her identical twin sister Sunny. Sunny was tied and forced to sit in a bathtub. A 911 call brought police to the scene and they arrested Gina. content.time.com/time/spe…
Federal prosecutors built a hacking case against a John Kane, a man who raked in half a million dollars exploiting a minor glitch in a video poker machine. Kane's lawyer said, "All these guys did is simply push a sequence of buttons that they were legally entitled to push." They won wired.com/2013/05/game-ki…
Today I learned of three Duke lacrosse players being falsely accused of rape in 2006. Since then, the lead prosecutor has been disbarred, the accuser is in prison for second-degree murder, and the police supervisor commited suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
Dr. Xiaoxing Xi, an Asian-American physicist, was arrested by the FBI on charges of selling information to China. Independent scientists discovered that the prosecutors had misconstrued the evidence against him. Despite this, the US government has not paid Xi compensation in any form. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xia…
Serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells killed a boy whose own mother was found guilty of the murder. Authorities refused to believe it was the work of a serial killer until 2 years later at a retrial. The prosecutor, not wanting to be in the wrong, still claims that the mother did it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Prosecutors filed a Forfeiture Complaint in federal court to seize the rights of ownership to Dumb and Dumber To after the United States Department of Justice charged that money used to produce the film was stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Ulysses S. Grant appointed John B. Henderson as the first ever special prosecutor to shut down the illegal Whiskey Ring for tax evasion. Henderson also became the first special prosecutor to ever be fired after he accused Grant's longtime friend, Orville Babcock, of obstructing justice. history.com/news/the-whis…
Shareef Cousin, a 16 year old who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death (after much prosecutorial misconduct) for a murder he didn't commit, lost his civil suit against the police and D.A. on the basis that prosecutors have absolute immunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
A California District court found it was acceptable for a prosecutor to modify the charges even after they rest their case. greghillassociates.com/is…
Today I learned of the Murder and Torture of 16 year old Sylvia Likens in 1965 by a family and neighborhood kids . At the trail the prosecutor described it as the "Most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In 1978, Roman Polanski, charged with sexual abuse of a 13-year-old, agreed with prosecutors to a plea bargain under which he would serve no more than 90 days. When the judge did not accept the plea bargain, Polanski fled the country. The victim has said she does not want Polanski prosecuted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Owing to the severity of death threats from local Mafia, the public prosecutor for Sicily has 42 bodyguards. spiegel.de/international/…
Clarence Elkins was denied an appeal on rape/murder charges despite proving the DNA didn't match. He then did his own investigation, and found the real killer. The prosecutor still refused to overturn the conviction until the atty general publicly shamed him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
An Indiana man who repeatedly drugged his wife, raped her in her sleep, and videotaped the assaults over a three year period received no jail time, 8 years home confinement, and a 12 year suspended sentence. Prosecutors had asked for 40 years in prison. latimes.com/nation/nation…
The last person executed for treason in the UK, William Joyce, was an American. During his trial, prosecutors argued that because he lied in order to get a British passport, he owed allegiance to the King and therefore his work for the Nazis was treasonous. He was convicted and hanged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned of Patricia Stallings, convicted of the murder of her infant son (antifreeze poisoning) and sentenced to life in prison. Biochemists W. Sly, J. Shoemaker, and P. Rinaldo investigated her case and found that her son died of methylmalonic acidemia. The prosecutors dropped the case in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
In 2008 a man struck a deal with prosecutors agreeing to plead guilty to murder in exchange for a bucket of KFC & some Popeyes chicken nypost.com/2008/08/08/fee…
Japan's justice system largely depends on confessions for convictions. Combined with the expectations (high conviction rate) and that a prosecutor's career is often over with a non-guilty verdict, methods are often used to get false confessions out of the accused. bbc.com/news/magazine-208…
In the American Legal system there are instances where a witness may give Federal prosecutors information about an alleged crime in exchange for limited immunity from prosecution. This is commonly called "Queen for a Day". wisenberglaw.com/Articles…

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