Wed, May 18th, 2011
An Alabama police officer allegedly hospitalized an elderly man who called 911 to report an accident across the street from his house while his wife watched the entire beating from her wheelchair.
The Courthouse News Service reported that 84-year-old Dorsey Henderson of Fairhope, Alabama called 911 after investigating the car accident and discovering that the driver of the vehicle was severely intoxicated.
Henderson told the driver of the car he was under citizens arrest and needed to wait near his car until police arrived.
Humboldt County Sheriff Officers shot and killed Robert Garth in the morning of Saturday August 7, 2010. CopWatchers and friends of the Garth family went to Blue Lake, after learning of the shooting. We took lots of video and photos. We want here to share what we learned, in brief.
First this: As we write this post (Saturday night, August 7, 2010), we anticipate two things. The first is that the media (i.e. Thadues Greenson of the Times-Standard who was in Blue Lake) will parrot, stating as fact, the police story. That's what the media ALWAYS does.
(CNN) -- On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis
will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer,
the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to
grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.
The ruling is unusual in that the Supreme Court has not granted this
writ of habeas corpus in more than 50 years. Their decision is a
strong indication that they are concerned about the constitutionality
of executing the innocent -- as am I.
Although much work still must be done in our justice system to ensure
the innocent do not pay the price of the guilty, the granting of this
evidentiary hearing is a major step for Troy Davis and for many other
likely innocent prisoners sitting on death row; Troy Davis will have
an opportunity to tell his side of the story and new evidence will be
considered in this nearly 20-year-old case.
The hearing will allow the testimony of witnesses who have recanted or
contradicted their original eyewitness testimonies to be heard and
THE DEATH OF MARTIN FREDERICK COTTON II