Yves here. This story is a variant on the case of Stuyvesant Town, where developers bought a large New York City apartment complex at insanely high prices, based on unrealistic assumptions about their ability to get rent stabilized* tenants to give up their apartments
On the initiative of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 7 March 2014 the Turkish Parliament abolished the special courts. Depending on the case, this decision has been presented as an attempt to meet European standards, as a tactic to get rid of judges who became too powerful, or as a pledge to forge an alliance with the army. Notwithstanding the Parliament’s decision, which could lead to the repeal of convictions pronounced by the special (…) – News in Brief / Turkey
This coming Tuesday, March 11th join Friends of the Santa Cruz Eleven in calling DA Bob Lee’s office and telling them to Drop The Charges! From 8-12 and 1-5 call the Santa Cruz District Attorneys office at (831) 454-2400 and let them know their actions don’t represent you. The District Attorney exists to act on behalf of the people and has a duty to respond to our opinion.
Amanda Knox was prosecuted in Italy by Giuliano Mignini, but in the rush to convict her publicly and make the most of the intense media focus on the case the…
A Missouri police officer is accused of taking two underage women to his house, supplying alcohol, and raping one of them . Livingston County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested 40-year-old Brent Schade, a Chillicothe police officer, on suspicion of rape, sodomy, and supplying alcohol to a minor. Officers also arrest 20-year-old Amanda Gault in connection with the case.
by Rhett A Butler / Mongabay.com Suku Anak Dalam indigenous community members beaten by security at PT Asiatic Persada’s concession in Sumatra.
Barrett Brown On March 5, federal prosecutors filed a motion to drop 11 of the 17 counts against ‘hacktivist’ journalist Barrett Brown, who has spent the last year-and-a-half in pre-trial detention waiting for his case to be heard later this spring. United States Attorney Sarah R