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Week 397
August 6, 2008
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Questionable justice
Lost in the media hype the last few weeks over some of the more idiotic and nonsensical issues such as the recent birth of Brad and Angie’s twins or the hoopla over the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s suggested castration of Sen. Barack Obama was another news story that didn’t quite get the coverage that the above two matters received. Jimmy Lee Smith, one of the “Onion Field” murderers, died while being held at a California detention center on a parole violation ... Full Story
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Ohio cop acquitted of killing unarmed woman

Sgt. Joseph Chavalia gets a hug from his wife after being acquitted of misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide and negligent assault stemming from a controversial shooting during a drug raid. An unarmed woman and a child were shot during the incident.
(AP Photo)


LIMA, Ohio — Police officers filling the cramped courtroom breathed a sigh of relief, and family members of Sgt. Joseph Chavalia gasped and whispered, “Thank God.”

After hearing 3½ days of testimony in Allen County Common Pleas Court, the jury of four white men and four white women deliberated a little more than three hours before returning the not-guilty verdicts for misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide and negligent assault ... Full Story

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News and Announcements

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Ariz. man invades school, uses TASER on cops
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Feds charge 11 in largest-ever identity theft bust
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Accidental courthouse shooting injures 2 officers
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SC deputy killed responding to alarm call
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Cop killer’s defense: man had ‘lawful justification’ to shoot
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Man confronting Va. detective with fake gun shot
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