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by Edmond Geary

Rape conviction Thrown Out on Technicality

Four years ago, Julio Morales went into a bedroom and had sex with an 18-year-old woman who had been sleeping.  She was the sister of one of his friends.  She thought Morales pretended to be her boyfriend, who had just left without her knowing it.  When she realized it wasn’t her boyfriend, she cried ‘rape.” …

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by Edmond Geary

Another Rape by Police

Another law enforcement has been charged with the commission of rape while on duty.  Patrick Venable, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper until he was forced to resign for this offense, is charged with Rape Second Degree.  The Logan County District Attorney claims this crime took place while Venable was on duty. The fact that Venable…

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by Edmond Geary

Polygamist has a Fool for a Client

Warren Jeffs was lord of his realm.  He was head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was exalted by the 10,000 members of his sect, a radical offshoot of the Mormon Church.  Unfortunately, what he called religion included his taking 78 wives, in addition to his legal spouse, 24…

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by Edmond Geary

Case Collapses on Credibility of Complainant

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the presumption of innocence for one against whom criminal charges are filed.  So why does the public really not believe people who are charged are really innocent?  One is the drumbeat of crime, crime, crime, especially on the television nightly news that always follows the dictum, “If it bleeds, it leads.”   …

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by Edmond Geary

DNA clears 2 more in Dallas: 21 now cleared

Two men convicted of rape, robbery, and abduction in 1979 have joined the increasing crowd of exonerated from DNA evidence.  They served more than three decades behind bars, more than any others cleared by DNA evidence in Texas.  The DNA proof of innocence in this case was the first to reach back as far back…

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by Edmond Geary

New Jersey prohibits executions

The State of New Jersey last December became the first state to abolish the death penalty since the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 allowed states to impose the death sentence.  The legislature enacted the measure after a special state commission recommended the abolition a year before. New Jersey has not executed since 1963.  After the…

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by Edmond Geary

Schools’ criminal record background checks on employees

The recent filing of charges against a substitute teacher at Duncan Schools has raised the issue of how schools check out their employees.  In this case, Erwin Johnson has been charged with two counts of lewd proposals to a child, more particularly sending lewd text messages to one of the 16-year-old students at the school. …

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