Detroit-- The attorney who survived a car bomb blast along with his two sons in Monroe last fall appeared in a national television interview Friday, saying he has returned to work despite being targeted for his job. The interview was aired one day after federal investigators said parts from a $130 remote-control toy car were used in the explosive device that blew up the La Salle resident's Volvo Sept. 20. Chappell told The Detroit News in December he believes he knows who tried to kill him. He did not publicly identify the person.
The explosive device detonated under Chappell's Volvo. Chemists from an ATF lab analyzed debris recovered from the blast.
McCain said they have found electronic components from the toy cars -- available at area hobby stores -- in the debris.
If I were a defendant in a federal court, I'd be using this to attack the prosecution. I'd get it in any way I could so that the jury would see that federal prosecutors not only do this sort of thing, they get away with it.
Does the DoJ not see this? Do career, honest, ethical prosecutors not understand how much more difficult their jobs are going to be?
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I don't know about the career part, but honest and ethical don't seem to be part of Holder's DOJ at the moment.
In business, problems are often triaged like this:
1) does it affect me this quarter?
2) does it affect me in 2 years?
3) after 2 years, I'm either gone or in a different position, so no problemo!
So I guess the question is, do prosecutors stay with the DOJ from one admin to another?
The ArchDruid Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken in support of wearing the cross saying that it does not offend non-Christians on the day he announced he was stepping down. Don't go Rowan, you are a cornucopia of mirth to the plebs. But what did the non-Christians say? Isn't that more important?
In a candid interview Dr Rowan Williams said he did not believe that Christianity was losing the battle against secularisation in Britain but said that the arguments were being clouded by 'dim-witted prejudice.'
"What I think slightly shadows the whole thing is this sense that there are an awful lot of people now of a certain generation who don't really know how religion works, let alone Christianity in particular, and that leads to confusions, sensitivities in the wrong areas - 'does wearing a cross offend people who have no faith or non-Christians?' well I don't think it does. Isn't the job of the clergy to, you know, educate people about how religion works? Seems like the evangelicals, the missionaries, and the papists understand this a little better than you...
"But people worry that it will. That is partly because there is a slight tone deafness about how religious belief works.
"I think there is also a lot of ignorance and rather dim-witted prejudice about the visible manifestations of Christianity, which sometimes clouds the discussion."
Dr Williams, 61, will leave at the end of December to take up a new role as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge next January. The Queen, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, has been informed.
"What I think slightly shadows the whole thing is this sense that there are an awful lot of people now of a certain generation who don't really know how religion works, let alone Christianity in particular, and that leads to confusions, sensitivities in the wrong areas"
Spoken by someone who did more than most to muddy the waters...
"...'does wearing a cross offend people who have no faith or non-Christians?' well I don't think it does."
[USA Today] With his life-size plastic cows, and pretty policewomen on horseback, Bo Xilai was never your average Chinese leader. Over a decade ago, Bo used herds of both to beautify the coastal city of Dalian he transformed into a magnet for foreign investment.
Sharply dressed and media-savvy, with impeccable Communist Party credentials, the confident, even flamboyant Bo has long been China's most Western-style politician in a nation whose propaganda-spouting officials can embody blandness and conformity.
But as China prepares for a leadership transition this fall, in which Bo, 62, was a strong contender for a place on the ruling party's highest body, the state-run news agency ...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?... Xinhua announced his removal as boss of Chongqing, a mega-city in the southwest.
Bo's downfall comes amid a broad debate about China's future direction and follows an unusually public scandal involving his police chief Wang Lijun, a close ally who last month decamped to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu but was turned over to China state security and has not been seen since.
Controversy already accompanied Bo's campaigns to crack down on organized crime in his city, and organize its masses to sing "red songs" from China's more strictly Communist past.
"There have been fierce leadership struggles for decades, but usually we never get to see them," explained Zhang Ming, a political scientist at People's University in Beijing, alluding to Bo's attempt to join the Politburo Standing Committee -- the party's top decision-making body of nine members.
While no official reason has been given for dismissing Bo, "the only reasonable explanation is that Bo has been victimized by forces stronger than him in the leadership transition period," said Huang Jing, a China politics expert at the National University of Singapore.
His "Chongqing model" was a return to socialism, increased government power at the expense of people's rights and further endangered the rule of law, Huang said. Bo's dismissal aims "a very substantial blow to so-called leftists."
Something happened. We won't know what it was for a while, but it was enough to make Wang Lijun, his Dirty Harry supercop, run for the US consulate. Maybe a coup plan by Bo? It's all speculation right now.
More - much more than that. Is East Asia maritime now West Asia as well
Lots of vessels doing not but a bunch of useless.
China may no longer be a brutal power. Straight up.
15 future years is a quarter, remember?
You lost 8 standing where you are. BO is not done, but China is due for a smell test because frankly they abuse power, currency, weapons, INDIVIDUAL property rights and cut organs out of opponents alive for transplant, no drugs, just squirming alive as they remove your vital organs. Than you die kind of problem here. Aborting Future young Ladies?
It's all about a buck. How is the Moslem world treating you? How is that desert coming along? I see you have lost lakes and poisoned sooooooo many people with your fucked up water supply.
There are not enough Forrest on the planet needed for the Toilet paper for this, but I will tell you this - MAO was a FUCK UP.
[Dawn] KARACHI: Legal proceedings remained suspended at the city courts and district courts, Malir, on Wednesday as judges of the subordinate judiciary protested against the alleged misbehaviour of a group of lawyers with a judicial magistrate.
Hundreds of cases fixed before the subordinate judiciary for Wednesday could not be taken up for hearing. Undertrial prisoners were sent back shortly after their arrival at city courts and Malir courts lock-ups on Wednesday morning as the judges refused to hear the cases.
Dozens of enraged lawyers on Tuesday afternoon stormed the courtroom of Judicial Magistrate (east) Malik Javed Iqbal shortly after he convicted a lawyer and her husband in a fraud case, allegedly misbehaved with him, breached the decorum of the court and rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud.
The court had sentenced Advocate Zeba Hammad and her husband, Hammad, to two years in prison after finding them guilty of fraudulently getting possession of a property within the remit of the Sharea Faisal cop shoppe.
A fine of Rs10,000 each was also imposed on the couple and in case of non-payment they were to undergo an additional one-month imprisonment.
Policemen present at the court were unable to take the convicts into custody following the pronouncement of the judgment owing to the presence of emotionally charged lawyers.
As the magistrate made it clear that he had pronounced the verdict in accordance with the law and would not reverse it, the unruly lawyers along with the convicts entered the district and sessions court (east) and moved an appeal against the conviction and sought suspension of the sentence.
The district and sessions court referred the matter to an additional district and sessions judge (east), who admitted the appeal for hearing, suspended the sentence and ordered the release of the accused on bail on Tuesday evening.
The judges, who came to know about the incident on Wednesday morning, decided not to work. They sat in their chambers in protest against the lawyers' actions on Tuesday.
All the four district judges of city courts met the senior puisne judge of the Sindh High Court, Justice Maqbool Baqar, later in the day.
Justice Baqar formed a committee -- comprising the registrar of the high court, the member inspection committee, four district judges and two representatives of the lawyers -- to look into the matter and submit its report within 10 days.
Keeping the suffering of litigants in view, Justice Baqar also directed the judges to resume work on Thursday.