What is the Ohio Aisha’s Law?

Lance Mason plead guilty to the murder of his ex-wife Aisha Fraser. Mason fatally stabbed Fraser in November of 2018. Mason was a former Cuyahoga County judge in Cleveland, Ohio. Fraser, a school teacher, was killed by Mason when she dropped off the couple’s children at his home. In 2015 Mason was charged and plead guilty to domestic violence charges. The accusations alleged that he had punched Fraser multiple times and slammed her head into the car dash […]

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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty in Sweden Trial, But Will Serve No More Jail

A$AP Rocky, the American rapper on trial for assault charges in Sweden, was found guilty by a judge following a three-day trial. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge released Rocky from jail pending a verdict. Swedish legal experts pointed out this meant either a not guilty verdict or a guilty verdict with no more jail as a sentence. Rocky had been in custody pending the trial, serving about a month of jail time. What Happened in […]

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Star of ‘Serial’ Podcast Files Appeal to Supreme Court

Adnan Syed, the focus of the first season of the Podcast “Serial,” was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and the first degree murder of Hae Min Lee in a 2000 trial in Maryland. The two teenagers were classmates as well as ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend. Hae Min’s body was found partially buried in a park 1 month after her disappearance. The cause of death was strangulation. Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Now, Syed is appealing to the […]

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A$AP Rocky’s Trial Finishes Today

The Swedish judge presiding over A$AP Rocky’s trial released him from jail following the conclusion of a three day trial this week. A verdict will is expected on August 14. What’s Been Happening A$AP Rocky and two members of his entourage are on trial for trial for assault in Sweden. All three plead not guilty, arguing self-defense. Videos and testimony show Mustafa Jafari, the accuser, following and harassing Rocky’s crew, with Rocky and others repeatedly asking Jafari and […]

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A$AP Rocky’s Trial is Underway in Sweden

A$AP Rocky took the stand in his own defense today as his trial continues in Sweden. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is charged with assault. He was in Stockholm for a two day concert. A$AP’s Testimony Rocky told the Court he and two others of entourage were out sightseeing. Two men began following them. Rocky and his group repeatedly asked the two men to stop following. Rocky testified he plead with the men to leave them […]

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Leaving Children Alone in Cars – Crime or Accident?

It is so easy to be angry at a parent when a child is hurt from being left alone in a hot car. Getting angry is understandably our first impulse. But what if these cases are truly accidents? Case studies show that these accidents are very human to make. The Case of Juan Rodriguez Juan Rodriguez, a father from upstate New York, dropped off his 4 year old son at day care and then proceed to work a […]

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Meek Mill Wins Appeal To Get New Trial

The rapper Meek Mill may finally get out of the legal quagmire that has snagged him for over a decade. This Wednesday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted Meek Mill a new trial and a new judge following a 2008 conviction. That conviction stemmed from a 2007 arrest in which an officer claimed Meek Mill pointed a gun at him. The case involved drug and gun charges. It went to a bench trial – trial by judge and […]

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A$AP Rocky To Stand Trial for Assault in Sweden

The rapper A$AP Rocky is charged with assault causing actual bodily harm against two men in Sweden. Two of Rocky’s bodyguards are also charged in the case. Rocky has argued self-defense. The charge is punishable by up to two years in prison. What’s Happening Rocky was in Stockholm for a concert. A video posted on Rocky’s Instagram shows the two men  needling and harassing Rocky while Rocky and his entourage repeatedly ask them to stop before a fight […]

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What Will Happen To Marijuana Convictions Now That It’s Legal?

A new Michigan bill would provide relief to people with low-level marijuana misdemeanor convictions. This includes convictions for marijuana use and possession of small amounts of marijuana. This law would automatically erase those convictions – people wouldn’t be forced to go through a court process to erase the convictions The bill would also provide a path for expungement (legal word for getting rid of a conviction) through the court process. Who Would This Help? There are currently 235,000 […]

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Federal Government To Resume Death Penalty Executions

It’s been 16 years since the federal government has carried out an execution. President Obama called for a review of execution policy and procedures following a botched 2014 execution in Oklahoma. The Department of Justice has said that review is completed and executions will resume. A new procedure for lethal injection will be put in place that replaces the drugs previously used with a single drug – pentobarbital. Federal Death Row The federal government has executed three people […]

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