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CT Supreme Court begins review of Pan's bond in slaying of Yale student

CT Supreme Court begins review of Pan's bond in slaying of Yale student

- The Register Citizen
The state Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments as to whether the bond for Qinxuan Pan, accused of killing Yale graduate student Kevin Jiang, was unreasonably high, but did not immediately come to a decision.
Pan filed a petition for the court to review the bond — the second offered during the case — arguing his $20 million bond is unconstitutional “in that it is disproportionately high, he has limited financial resources and no international ties, and he has indicated...

R. Kelly judge slammed by members of legal community: ‘I want some of what she’s smoking’

R. Kelly judge slammed by members of legal community: ‘I want some of what she’s smoking’

- Your Content
United States District Court Judge Ann Donnelly for the Eastern District of New York stands accused of violating the public’s First Amendment right to access a public proceeding, and a prominent Constitutional rights attorney tells Your Content this could be grounds for a ‘reversal’ of R. Kelly’s conviction, if the embattled singer is found guilty.
The federal racketeering case again singer R. Kelly commenced in a Brooklyn courthouse on Monday, as Judge Ann...

Media blackout reported in Zambia to conceal presidential and parliamentary elections: Facebook

Media blackout reported in Zambia to conceal presidential and parliamentary elections: Facebook

- Your Content
Social media and messaging apps appeared to be shut down in Zambia as the country voted in presidential and parliamentary elections, Facebook says, Your Content is learning. What’s more, Zambia’s Ministry of Information and Broadcast Services claims the blackout of internet access is simply to save any drama and confusion, citing a desire to stop the “spread of election misinformation.”
Lusaka Times, a local Zambian news organization, writes that officials from...

#MeToo circus rids New York of Governor Cuomo, replaces him with first female Gov. Kathy Hochul

#MeToo circus rids New York of Governor Cuomo, replaces him with first female Gov. Kathy Hochul

- Your Content
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to take over running the New York state government in two weeks from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced his resignation Tuesday because of a sexual harassment scandal, Your Content is first to report.
The news comes eight months after Your Content readers learned a former Cuomo aide accused him of sexual harassment—marking the first of several other allegations of sexual wrongdoing.
A report released last week by the state Attorney General’s...

Bill Cosby contemplating a cameo for rapper Memphis Jelks’ ‘The Cosby Dance’

Bill Cosby contemplating a cameo for rapper Memphis Jelks’ ‘The Cosby Dance’

- Your Content
Comedian Bill Cosby is contemplating a cameo performance for musician and rapper Memphis Jelks’ viral song ‘The Cosby Dance,’ Your Content has learned.
“The greatest legacy one can pass down to their children and grandchildren is not money nor material goods, but a legacy of truth and facts. They removed The Cosby Show, A Different World and many of my Honorary Degrees” states Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby. “However, the Pennsylvania State...

Alex Jones' lawyers won't get to question Hillary Clinton in Sandy Hook defamation case. Here's why.

Alex Jones' lawyers won't get to question Hillary Clinton in Sandy Hook defamation case. Here's why.

- News Times
Alex Jones’ high profile New Haven attorney Norm Pattis won’t be allowed to question Hillary Clinton in the defamation case brought by eight Sandy Hook families in state Superior Court, a judge has ruled.
After weighing Pattis’ argument that the families’ defamation case against Jones is “part of a vendetta…directed in whole or in part by Hillary Clinton,” and the families’ attorney’s argument that the request to depose Clinton was...

Alex Jones' attorney is trying to subpoena Hillary Clinton in Connecticut court in Sandy Hook defamation case

Alex Jones' attorney is trying to subpoena Hillary Clinton in Connecticut court in Sandy Hook defamation case

- New Haven Register
Alex Jones, an extremist who has previously promoted hoaxes on his Texas-based internet broadcast, has asked a Connecticut judge to subpoena Hillary Clinton, claiming she is behind a group of Sandy Hook families suing him for defamation.
Norm Pattis, one of Jones’ attorneys, said Clinton wanted revenge for Jones’ “vitriolic criticism” of her on his Infowars program.
“The defendants in this case believe that this suit was filed six years after the...

Charges dropped against accused deadly fire starter

Charges dropped against accused deadly fire starter

Prosecutor cites lack of evidence, including unreliable witness

- Hartford Courant
Arson and murder charges against a woman accused of using hand sanitizer to start a fire that killed one and injured dozens in Hartford last year have been dismissed.
The case against Destiny Waite, 29, of Hartford was dismissed June 18 in Superior Court in Hartford. Her charges included felony murder, first-degree arson and four counts of first-degree assault, the latter charge because four people were critically injured in the fire.
“I’m just happy that it’s off...

Bill Cosby to be Released from Prison After Pennsylvania Supreme Court Deems Trial Tainted

Bill Cosby to be Released from Prison After Pennsylvania Supreme Court Deems Trial Tainted

- Your Content
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has deemed comedian Bill Cosby did not receive a fair trial and ordered his immediate release from prison, Your Content is learning.
As Your Content readers know, prosecutors tangled in the Bill Cosby trial threw their boss under the bus after admitting under oath to using questionable tactics to secure a conviction—including a groundbreaking claim that the comedian was tricked into a phony immunity deal to self-incriminate himself after giving cops...

Labor Board Rules Against Fired Cop

Labor Board Rules Against Fired Cop

- New Haven Independent
A state labor board has upheld the firing of former Police Officer Jason Santiago for kicking, pulling, and punching a handcuffed suspect — after a fellow cop recanted earlier testimony against his former colleague, but a different use-of-force expert condemned Santiago’s actions as worse than previously determined.
The Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (SBMA) issued that decision last week. The Independent obtained a copy of the 20-page arbitration award on...

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