Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

To "Instruct" the witness...

Innocence Project associate Walter Reaves won Ed Graf a new trial for capital murder
by challenging and suppressing "junk science" used in testimony to obtain a 1986 conviction 
WACO - District Judge Matt Johnson sent jurors to lunch when a lawyer for accused capital murderer Ed Graf  made vigorous and incessant objections to hearsay testimony about the defendant's state of mind.

Graf is standing trial for the second time for the alleged murder for renumeration by arson of his two stepsons, Jason, 8, and Joby, 9, in a fire that engulfed a back yard tool shed in the flames of a gasoline explosion. Convicted of capital murder, he served 25 years in the penitentiary before Walter Reaves, a lawyer for the Innocence Project, won a new trial for him in an appeal that objected to testimony based on "junk science," since discredited. All such former testimony about the fire and its cause has been suppressed. No previous testimony may be allowed, and expert witnesses have no physical evidence to investigate because the debris of the fire was buried in a landfill within days after the fire, which occurred on August 26, 1986.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fire: 'A tragic accident'

Waco – Prosecutors opened their arguments against Ed Graf in a re-trial of a capital murder for a 1986 renumeration-by-arson case on a weaker note than was presented 25 years ago.
The expert testimony offered by arson investigators in that trial is to be suppressed in this trial. Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarret told jurors, “What you will hear is evidence surrounding the circumstances surrounding this fire.”
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Choked by the old school tie...

Jennifer Jarvis, executive secretary to Baylor President Ken Starr

Waco – McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna is a Baylor man hanged by his old school tie following a gossipy, contentious hearing over the prosecution of a couple employed in positions of high responsibility at the nation’s largest religious university. 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

'In a world of steel-eyed death where men are fighting to be warm'

Oklahoma City - When members of the Oklahoma III%er militia heard that law enforcement and media characterized the beheading murder of a woman at her place of work by a Muslim man who had just been fired after attempting to convert other workers to Islam, they responded by staging an event at the area's largest, most opulent shopping mall. It is the same place where the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) had demonstrated the previous Friday to insist that Islam as practiced by the mainstream is a far cry from the radical approach taken by ISIS (Islamic State in Syria) and other terrorist groups.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Maestro of the trailer truckers' DC traffic jam

Former flip and foreclose operator

Go figure.
In the great scheme of things, you have the builders of bridges, the scions of progress who make new bridal paths for the iron monsters; they level the hills, straighten the curves.
And then you have those who specialize in traffic jams, the creators of confusion. You will find them everywhere, but especially around the produce districts, the places where garments are produced, liquor is sold, served, consumed, in the hell towns of the frontier, where money changes hands on the turn of the wheel, a toss of the dice.
It’s an art, a game played for keeps. In the great scheme of history, some play on a grand scale that spans continents, this ringolevio perfected in the market stall, the tailor shop, the trattoria.
Consider, then, a certain bambino of bombast, Pete Santilli, a self-described guerilla journalist of social media, talk show host, an activist, a man whose hyperbolic rhetoric stands out in stark relief among overarching competition from both left and right.
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'Is that all there is to it?'

The busiest commercial bridge in the world
On the Texas-Mexico Border – A commander of armed patriots helping property owners slow the tide of illegal immigration and drug smuggling had a national impact on a protest scheduled to take place over the weekend, an action that would have slowed international traffic from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico.

All he had to do was post a simple statement on a social media site, his Facebook wall. The word spread like wildfire.
K.C. Massey, III, heads up Camp Lone Star in Brownsville’s “no man’s land” – an area walled off from the rest of America. With command of a lean force of a dozen men, he is particular about who he welcomes and when he receives visitors.
He put his foot down Friday when he learned that a man he had previously run off was spreading rumors about a bomb attack on the international truck bridge at Laredo, something that would have had a devastating impact on the economy of an entire continent.
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