Advocacy Groups Applaud After Conn. Domestic Violence Victim Is Acquitted of Murder

Cherelle Baldwin walked free March 31 after being found not guilty of murder. She had crushed her ex-boyfriend against a wall with a car, claiming that she was acting in self-defense against a man who had abused her time and again.

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  • let god sort them out

    In 1204, he was named a papal legate and inquisitor and was sent by Innocent III with Peter of Castelnau and Arnoul to attempt the conversion of the Albigensians. Failing in this, he distinguished himself by the zeal with which he incited men by his preaching to the crusade against them. He was in charge of the crusader army that sacked Béziers in 1209.[2] There, according to the Cistercian writer Caesarius of Heisterbach, Arnaud Amalric supposedly responded when asked by a Crusader how to distinguish the Cathars from the Catholics,Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.).[3]This is the origin of the modern phrase, "Kill them all and let God sort them out."Caesarius did not state that this sentence had been actually uttered; he wrote that Amalric was reported to have said it (dixisse fertur in the original text).[4]On the other hand, the legate‘s own statement, in a letter to the Pope in August 1209 (col.139), states:While discussions were still going on with the barons about the release of those in the city who were deemed to be Catholics, the servants and other persons of low rank and unarmed attacked the city without waiting for orders from their leaders. To our amazement, crying "to arms, to arms!", within the space of two or three hours they crossed the ditches and the walls and Béziers was taken. Our men spared no one, irrespective of rank, sex or age, and put to the sword almost 20,000 people. After this great slaughter the whole city was despoiled and burnt...[5]

  • ghandi..salt man Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have urged the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to set the death penalty for public office holders found guilty of corruption.Ayuba Wabba, president of NLC, and Bobboi Kaigama of the TUC, made the call on Tuesday at a press conference ahead of a national rally against corruption scheduled for Thursday.The rally involves a solidarity march to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the national assembly complex and the office of the secretary to the government of the federation to declare support for Buhari’s anit-corruption work.“He who goes to equity must go with clean hand. Part of the attributes of good governance is that we must have a minimum standard of transparency and accountability,” Wabba said.“If capital punishment was introduced and worked elsewhere to eliminate corruption, then we are for it. If it worked in China, we must be ambitious enough to move beyond our lamentation to arrive at our destination. The organised labour is in support of capital punishment to eradicate or at least reduce the scourge of corruption.“In the twilight of the last administration, there were allegations by no less a person than the former Governor of the CBN, Sanusi Lamido, that billions of dollars was unaccounted for by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; this led to his eventual suspension from office as CBN governor.”Wabba recalled that the Nigerian extractive industry transparency initiative indicated losses due to crude oil swaps to subsidy and domestic crude allocations from 2005 to 2012, showing that $11.63 billion had been paid to the NNPC, but there was no evidence of remittance of money to the federation account.

  • smarter than a nat ?

    for all the BAR RETARDS - A lawyer’s conduct should conform to therequirements of the law, both in professional serviceto clients and in the lawyer’s business andpersonal affairs. A lawyer should use the law’sprocedures only for legitimate purposes and notto harass or intimidate others. A lawyer shoulddemonstrate respect for the legal system and forthose who serve it, including judges, other lawyersand public officials. While it is a lawyer’s duty,when necessary, to challenge the rectitude of officialaction, it is also a lawyer’s duty to upholdlegal process.As a public citizen, a lawyer should seekimprovement of the law, access to the legal system,the administration of justice and the qualityof service rendered by the legal profession. As amember of a learned profession, a lawyer shouldcultivate knowledge of the law beyond its use forclients, employ that knowledge in reform of thelaw and work to strengthen legal education. Alllawyers should work to ensure equal access toour system of justice for all those who, becauseof economic or social barriers, cannot afford orsecure adequate legal counsel. A lawyer shouldaid the legal profession in pursuing these objectivesand should help the bar regulate itself in thepublic interest.

  • Tin Man

    WTF Deidra the no where to be found DAILY ?

  • Son of LIBERTY

    Its time we take the state and declare war on these A$$HATs.. the state prosecutors are the criminals and the Judge allow this BS every day. The tree of LIBERTY shall be refreshed .... GOD demands their BLOOD, only we should beat their children so they and their family can have and experience the same terror..... I can smell the wind of change ..... lest hope they all like to be labeled as enemy combatants, and like water boarding !!!!

  • Bruce Matzkin

    The prosecutors should be ashamed of themselves, and so should the judge who allowed this woman‘s financial condition to keep her in prison for three years. The prosecutor only cared about a conviction... if they‘d won one, it‘s a notch in their belt and political points. Justice did not matter. If it did, they‘d have dropped the case after the first trial ended 11-1. One can only imagine how unfit that one juror actually was in their first trial, that he/she infected the outcome that should have been so clear, and was to 23 of 24 people who heard the case. When the people whose job is to ensure justice begin to care about ensuring justice, then travesties like this will stop occurring so frequently. Don‘t hold your breath.

  • tar and feathering should be brought back

    ok- so what about the criminals in the courts who need more DV to maintain revenue streams from 47K in federal funding to HELP abusers abuse more via the court system. Look at family court crisis in CT where 85 percent of abusers who go for sole custody in Connecticut get it. It is a cash cow to abuse women and children in Connecticut- baby over bridge, joshua Komisarjevsky given custody of a young child conceived via rape of a young teen , despite "a dangerous predator" of children according to DCF. Four months later, he went on to rape and murder the Pettitt women in Cheshire. Same judge. Over and over- no protection for those victimized by abuse.

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