(WASHINGTON) Court Report – Opening arguments are set to begin Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder charges in the death last May of a Black man, George Floyd. Floyd’s death in police custody triggered protests around the world.

#AceNewsReport – Mar.29: The 45-year-old Chauvin, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Floyd, who was 46. If convicted, Chauvin could face years in prison.

Ex-Police Officer’s Trial in George Floyd’s Death Starts Monday: ‘A 12-member jury and three alternates are set to hear the case, while testimony in the high-profile trial could last a month according to VOA US today’

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Chauvin says he was following police training in arresting Floyd as he pinned him to a city street by keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes. A shopkeeper had accused Floyd of passing a counterfeit $20 bill.

In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, L, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, R, are seen during jury selection at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, March 22, 2021.
VOA In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, L, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, R, are seen during jury selection at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, March 22, 2021.

Floyd died in custody after gasping that he could not breathe. Aside from claiming his client was following police training in the way the arrest was carried out, Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, is expected to argue that Floyd died from underlying medical conditions, not because Chauvin was holding him down on the street.Trial in George Floyd Death Starts Monday

In a victory for the defense, the judge overseeing the trial said Nelson could tell the jury about a 2019 encounter between Floyd and Minneapolis police during which Floyd allegedly exhibited behavior similar to his actions in the incident in which he died.

Nelson has said the 2019 incident is central to his argument that Floyd’s health issues and the level of drugs in his system killed him, not Chauvin pinning him down on May 25, 2020.

Prosecutors opposed admission of a two-minute video of the 2019 incident, contending that it was an attempt to tarnish Floyd’s character in the minds of the jurors.

Street protests against police treatment of minorities, some of which turned violent, erupted in numerous U.S. cities and elsewhere throughout the world in the weeks after Floyd’s death.

Over the last three weeks, the jury was picked to try the case. The panel, including the three alternates, is racially diverse.

It includes six white women, three white men, three Black men, one Black woman and two multiracial women, according to court records.

The city of Minneapolis agreed recently to pay Floyd’s relatives $27 million in damages to settle their claims of abuse in the case. But the trial was not delayed because of the settlement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.29: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Following a six week trial, Mobeen Shahzad, 28, was found guilty of murder and Sheridan Fitzsimmons, 29, was found guilty of manslaughter: They were sentenced on Friday 12 March #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.14: WM POLICE CASE NOTES: Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers in Lozells Street on Sunday 17 November 2019: Moments before Zammy was fatally stabbed, Shahzad and his wife Fitzsimmons were arguing with Zammy in the carpark of the family butchers: After hearing the heated argument, Zammy’s wife came out to see what was going on and was grabbed by Fitzsimmons who told Shahzad to kill Zammy: The pair then went out of view. Moments later Shahzad returned telling his sister, that he had killed her husband in the street. Fitzsimmons immediately fled in the couples white Audi while Shahzad walked home:

Butcher and wife jailed for killing their brother in law in Lozells: ‘A husband and wife have today been jailed after being found guilty of killing their brother in law in Lozells in 2019’

12th March 2021

Shazad and Fitzsimmons

COURT NOTES: The jury heard how Zammy had been seen ‘running for his life’ before being found in a pool of blood, alone in the street: Despite the best efforts from emergency services, Zammy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers: An hour later Shahzad and Fitzsimmons were stopped in their car by officers on Alum Rock Road and Shahzad was arrested. After being arrested his reply to officers was “Okay, sound.” Officers searching the car found a knife: In the hours that followed, Fitzsimmons involvement in the lead up to the attack were revealed and the next day, she was also arrested on suspicion of murder: Following the arrest of her husband, Fitzsimmons had carried out a Google search on how long a life sentence is. The jury also heard that she had sent her husband a message before the murder advising him to delete previous chats as they could be ‘evidence of hurting Zammy.’

Mobeen Shahzad and his wife Sheridan Fitzsimmons have been jailed:

  • Shahzad, aged 28, of Osborne Grove, Lozells, was handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 23 years before he is considered for release.
  • Fitzsimmons, aged 29, of Conybere Street, Highgate, was jailed for 10 years, of which she will serve at least two-thirds in custody.
Mazammal Mahmood Butt

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the Homicide Team, said: “This was a tragic case where a young man lost his life at the hands of two people who were family, two people who were intent on him coming to harm: “ My thoughts are with Zammy’s family. I hope now they can find some comfort knowing that the pair responsible for his death have been brought to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Mar.14: 2021:

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(LONDON) Winchester Court Report: A young man has today been sentenced to 12-month-referral-order in a ‘ Young Offenders Instituiton ‘ for stabbing a 59yr-old-man #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Kieran Clarke has been sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court: Clarke was sentenced to three years detention in a Young Offender Institution for stabbing a 59-year-old man according to CPS report:

His accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to battery and criminal damage at Southampton Youth Court in June 2020: He was sentenced to a 12-month referral order, and must pay £50 compensation to the victim:

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.20: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(COVENTRY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two dangerous men convicted today Mon.09: November for killing and dismembering a Dudley woman in 2019 and also found guilty of 4-rapes, attempted rape and threaten to kill #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: Nathan Maynard-Ellis, 30, and his boyfriend, 25-year-old David Leesley, were found guilty at Coventry Crown Court for killing and dismembering Julia Rawson: Maynard-Ellis was also found guilty of four rapes, an attempted rape and a threat to kill:

By chance on 11 May 2019, Julia Rawson met Nathan Maynard-Ellis when she took the wrong bus home and ended up at the Bottle and Cork Public House, New Mill Street in Dudley. They chatted and she went back to his flat in Mission Drive, Tipton, by taxi. At the apartment, Maynard-Ellis and Leesley killed Miss Rawson, dismembered her body and disposed of her remains in black bags in land adjacent to a nearby canal: Later, Julia Rawson was reported missing, police discovered her body parts five weeks later. Police traced her last steps to the defendants’ flat. Forensic evidence placed Julia Rawson at the flat, and both men were arrested for her murder.

During the police investigation, an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis came forward to reveal that she had been raped and sexually assaulted by him many years ago; and he threatened to kill her: The account she gave provided striking similarities in details discovered by the police surrounding the murder, dismemberment and disposal of Julia Rawson, which included a link in time between the date of the break-up of their relationship and her death:

James L Francis of the CPS said: “The details that led to Julia Rawson’s death remain unknown, but the facts support the Crown’s case that Nathan Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley are extremely dangerous individuals and were responsible for her death. They lied many times throughout the investigation to avoid detection for the allegation of murder, but we were able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both Maynard-Ellis and Leesley murdered Julia Rawson, their conviction will protect others from future harm. I want to pay tribute to the surviving victim in this case for the strength and determination that she has shown to ensure justice was served for her and Julia Rawson. Thanks to her bravery, others will now be protected from these dangerous men.”

CASE NOTES:

While only the defendants know precisely what transpired in that flat on 12 May 2019, forensic evidence supported the prosecution case that Julia Rawson had been murdered in that flat and both men had tried to hide the crime: At the onset of the investigation, police discovered that the defendants’ had removed furniture and replaced sections of the living room carpet. However, washed traces of Julia Rawson’s blood were found on the floor under the new underlay and carpet. When the sofa in the living room was examined, they found staining along one edge of a cushion with blood that had come from Julia Rawson: The defendants also disposed of their clothing in a garden incinerator at the home of Maynard-Ellis’ mother. Blood from Julia Rawson was found on a pair of burnt grey fleece shorts:

The CPS was able to prove the case as a result of the presence of multiple strands of evidence that included details provided by a complaint made by an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis, CCTV footage showing the movements of the victim and Maynard-Ellis, scientific evidence proving the presence of the victim’s blood on floorboards inside the defendants’ flat, expert evidence detailing the examination of the dismembered remains of the victim and admissions made by Maynard-Ellis and lies told by Leesley:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

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(WARWICK, U.K) Court Report: A man who ‘ impriosned & raped a woman ‘ over a person of 32-hours has been convicted of 10-counts of ‘ rape & false imprisonment ‘ on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: On 6 November 2020 at Warwick Crown Court, a jury found that Chukwudi Bright Olowo, 30,  who had previously been found by a judge to be mentally ‘unfit to plead’, had committed the acts, in a prosecution relating to 10 counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment: The victim attended Olowo’s home but soon realised she did not wish to remain in the property: She attempted to leave but was falsely imprisoned by Olowo who subjected her to an ordeal lasting thirty-two hours during which he raped her numerous times:

The victim had been reported missing by her family as her absence was out of character: While officers were trying to locate the victim, they spoke to a takeaway delivery driver who told officers he had delivered food to Olowo’s address several days earlier and had the door slammed in his face by the occupant after delivering the food and before being paid: Officers accompanied the driver to the door of the address in question and when the door was opened, the victim took her chance to flee and told officers what happened. Olowo was found hiding in a cupboard by police: Olowo denied rape and false imprisonment but was found to have committed the acts. He will be sentenced on 20 November 2020:

Tamina Greaves of the CPS said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the victim for her incredible bravery and courage in helping us bring the defendant to justice. She was the victim of what can only be described as a harrowing experience, which has unsurprisingly had a devastating impact on her life. The defendant is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous individual who poses a serious risk to women, and this finding is the first step in ensuring justice for the victim.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(TEESSIDE, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two men who were involved in an altercation with a Yarm man in the hours before his death have been sentenced today #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: Edwin Taha, 20, of Lavender Way, Norton and Ali Abdulmajieed, 19, of Corvus Drive, Stockton were each sentenced for a charge of affray in relation to an attack on Luke Jobson, whose body was discovered in the river Tees in January of last year. All of the men had been out in Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday 26 January when an argument broke out between Luke and another man, who was an associate of Taha and Abdulmajieed:

After a failed pursuit of Luke on foot the pair then returned to a vehicle, which was driven by Abdulmajieed, leading to a further altercation at Yarm School during which Taha sprayed a substance in Luke’s eyes from a bottle he was carrying. The men then drove away leaving Luke Jobson in the grounds of Yarm School, where he was captured on CCTV entering a boathouse some time later. Tragically, Luke’s body was recovered from the River Tees near to the school around 48 hours after these events: Taha was also sentenced for five further charges in relation to the possession and supply of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine.

Chris Atkinson of CPS North East said: “While Taha and Abdulmajieed have been sentenced today for these charges our thoughts remain with the family of Luke Jobson, for whom this will no doubt be a particularly difficult time: ” While we have proved beyond reasonable doubt that both men were involved in an affray with Luke prior to his death, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest any causal link between their actions and the tragic events which occurred after their attack took place.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.30: 2020:

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(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: A man who was acting as an armourer to criminals and storing the weapons and materials to make explosives at the home of a vulnerable man he claimed to be caring for has been jailed for eight years on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Michael Green, 31, of Micawber Street in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, had a detailed knowledge of the world of firearms and munitions: He had acquired firearms, ammunition, and items that could be used to construct explosives: Police raids at his home and the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area uncovered rifles, ammunition and materials to make explosives: The raids also revealed equipment that could be used to adapt or engineer weapons, together with books, manuals and diagrams of the same nature: The CPS said that Green was an armourer who had weapons, ammunitions and the  wherewithal to make explosives so that he could provide them to whoever wanted them to commit serious crimes: He pleaded guilty three charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a certificate and seven charges of being in possession of an explosive substance: Today (19 October 2020) at Liverpool Crown Court, Michael Green was sentenced to eight years in jail.

On 6 July 2018: Police executed a raid on the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area. They found a whole host of weapons in a wardrobe in a locked room at the flat: Green’s fingerprints were on many of the weapons. Police went on to raid Green’s home in Micawber Close and found equipment and materials to make explosives: The man, who was then 52, told police that the room had been locked and used by Michael Green, who was acting as his carer: Green also used the details of the man to make purchases from Amazon and Paypal of items connected to weapons. One of the giveaways that it was Green buying the items was that he also used the same details to buy personalised items for members of his family.

On 15 July 2018: Green attended at St Anne Street Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate and remained silent. He went on to deny the items were his and blamed the vulnerable male but the overwhelming forensic evidence led to him eventually accepting his guilt:

Senior Crown prosecutor Rachael Barber, of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “Michael Green had accumulated a wide range of potentially lethal weapons, ammunition and explosives in order to supply the criminal underworld: “He exploited the vulnerability of the man he was supposed to be caring for by storing these dangerous items in his home: ” Guns, ammunition and explosives bring death, destruction and chaos to our communities. They are the tools of the criminals who also bring drugs and other forms of criminality to our streets: ” Green eventually pleaded guilty, but not immediately. He has now been sentenced for his part in the dangerous and deadly world of organised crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.20: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

TURKEY: ‘ PM BRANDS CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS AS A COUP ATTEMPT NOT A GRAFT SCANDAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.06:Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has branded corruption allegations against four ex-ministers as part of a coup attempt and has denied that the government made attempts to spare them prosecution, Reuters reports.

A parliamentary commission, mostly consisting of ruling AK party members voted on Monday not to commit the ex-ministers embroiled in the graft scandal for trial.

The allegations of corruption were put forward in December 2013. The opposition has condemned the decision not to go on with the investigation, seeing it as an attempt to cover up one of Turkey’s major political scandals.

#ANS2015

#corruption, #ak-party, #coup-attempt, #graft-scandal, #trial

DENMARK: ‘ CITY COURT JAILS SEVEN DRUG DISTRIBUTORS WITH A STASH OF 1.9 TONNES OF CANNABIS ‘

#AceWorldNews – DENMARK:Jan.06:Seven Danes were jailed for terms from two-and-half to seven years by Copenhagen City Court on Tuesday. A total of 76 people were on trial for drug distribution, Reuters reported.

The men stored a stash of 1.9 tonnes of hashish, prepared for sale in Copenhagen’s old hippy commune Freetown Christiana.

A term of seven years behind bars was given to a 45-year-old alleged kingpin; he appealed that decision with two others.

According to the prices presented by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, 1.9 tonnes of cannabis are worth 124 million crowns ($19.8 million).

#ANS2015

#cannabis, #danes, #drug, #hashish, #jailed, #trial

BOSTON: ‘ JURY SELECTION GETS UNDER-WAY IN MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Jan.05: The people who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamouring for justice as jury selection gets under-way in one of the nation’s most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades AP reported.

Seating jurors in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was set to begin Monday under tight security at the federal courthouse in Boston and could take several weeks.

Jurors will be chosen from a pool of about 1,200.

They will decide whether Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013.

If they find him guilty, they also will decide whether he should be put to death.

Survivors and first responders are among those expected to testify. 

Here are a list of judges and lawyers involved in the case: 

#ANS2015

#bombing, #courthouse, #marathon, #trial

BOSTON: ‘ MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR FINAL APPEARANCE BEFORE TRIAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Dec.17 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday Reuters reported.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. Three days later as Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city, federal prosecutors contend that they shot and killed a university police officer.

Tamerlan, 26, died later that night after a gunbattle with police and Dzhokhar was arrested on April 19, 2013, when officers found him hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard.

He faces the death penalty if convicted of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

Source:

#ANS2014 

#court, #marathon-bomber, #trial

‘ SECRET TERROR TRIAL EROL INCEDAL GUILTY OF POSSESSING BOMB-MAKING DOCUMENT ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Nov.17 – Law student Erol Incedal was found guilty in a terror trial partially held in secret of possessing a bomb-making document, it can now be reported.

'Erol Incedal secret terror trial guilty verdict revealed '

‘Erol Incedal secret terror trial guilty verdict revealed ‘

Judge Mr Justice Nicol lifted an order he had made that prevented the media reporting last Tuesday’s guilty verdict against 26-year-old Incedal.

The Old Bailey jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of committing acts preparatory to terrorism.

Incedal, from London, provisionally faces a retrial on this charge.

He had denied all allegations against him.

The jury was discharged after it failed to reach a verdict on the second charge, which involved preparing an act of terrorism with others abroad.

His co-defendant, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, 26, pleaded guilty before the trial began to possession of a bomb-making document identical to the one Incedal had.

During the trial, the Old Bailey had heard claims Incedal was considering an indiscriminate Mumbai-style terror attack and had an address for a property owned by ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.

Source: 

#ANS2014 

#bomb-making, #guilty, #plan, #trial

Pakistan: ” Musharraf Needs to go to US for Further Medical Treatment Following a Heart Scare”

#AceWorldNews says Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf needs to go to the US for further medical treatment following a heart scare, his lawyer said. A doctor in the US who has treated Musharraf in the past has advised that the former president be transferred to the US following recent heart problems, AP quoted the attorney, Anwar Mansoor Khan, as saying. Musharraf is on trial for high treason.

#ap, #attorney, #doctor, #heart, #high-treason, #medical, #pakistan, #perez-musharraf, #treatment, #trial

“Trial By Jury: An Essential Safeguard For A Free Society”

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Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a German-language writer of novels – but he had to learn how.

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, and is regarded as one of the most influential authors of the

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (Photo credit: Christiaan Tonnis)

20th century. His works, such as “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle), are filled with themes and archetypes of alienation, brutality, parent–child conflict, and mystical transformations. Kafka was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He trained as a lawyer and worked for an insurance company, writing in his spare time – he complained all his life about his lack of time to write. Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family and close female friends, including his fiancée Felice Bauer. Only a few of Kafka’s stories appeared during his lifetime in story collections and literary magazines. His novels and other unfinished works were published posthumously, mostly by his friend Max Brod, who ignored his wish to have the manuscripts destroyed. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre are among the writers influenced by Kafka’s work; the term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe surreal situations like those in his writing.

Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kafka>

My Personal View:

Just really enjoyed reading this and wanted to post it to inspire others in their writing! When first l start a blog l was not a writer and as my life had been filled full of woe, l could not express my feelings about certain, situations.

I worked in so many jobs and writing was just a way to pass the time, but God had other ideas and through a world of pain l was able to find a way to express myself! So much so that all that feeling walled up in my heart, came pouring out onto paper! The problem was l could not share it with anyone all l could do was share other people’s writing and scribblings! After a few years of reading all across the web l was able to share a little, and it made me feel better!  Then l could relate and feel for other people and release the pain in my heart and life onto paper. Some people send me comments just saying you’re a great writer and marvellous post, but their comment is related to sites that sell shoes, clothes or other products!

These people were just like me and they are all searching for what they want to say, but are so scared, as l was to tell people, just in case they look foolish! But just be yourself, and say how you feel, and use my blog’s if this will help, as l will not judge your writings, as l know how you feel!

So if you have time leave a comment and please share your thoughts an feelings about writing, as people think it looks so easy, but for me it took time to flow!

The words that now come to mind, are “The light was amongst us and we comprehended it not” well l was in the dark and one day God switched the light on in my heart.

Thank You .Never Stop Learning

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