Black Lives Matter

Discussion in 'In the News' started by redredrose, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    B was like "Sometimes there are just coincidences" but... no. Add this to the many suspicious deaths of BLM activists and...
  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I’m assuming she’s going to try to appeal? What does this do to the case when a main witness has been murdered?
  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    She’d have balls to appeal given how easy she got off, like how many times can you try your luck? I suppose appeal is default, though.

    If it does go to appeal, can transcripts of his testimony be used in that case?
  4. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    Can't his testimony transcript be entered into the record?

    This poor person was trying to lie low anyway after being shot at last year? Whether it was a hit for testifying or whether his doing the right thing resulted in someone finding him, it’s truly tragic.
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  5. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I am pretty sure they can use the prior testimony.
  6. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    For an appeal, they generally use the record from the lower court without new testimony since appeals tend to be about whether the law was misapplied, not about the facts being wrong.* In a civil case (which I have to imagine his family is considering), if a witness died, you can use a deposition or prior testimony; it’s just less compelling than a live witness.

    *disclaimer: not licensed in TX and not a criminal lawyer :lol:
  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    The only reason he would have had to testify afresh is if the appeal(s) went her way to the point of a new trial. This was all about punishing him.
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  8. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    And warning the inevitable next witness.
  9. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Someone called the police for a wellness check because a neighbor's door was open at 2:30am. The Fort Worth police shot the resident, a black woman, in front of her 8-year old nephew. The officer shot her through a window without identifying himself as police.

    I have no words anymore.
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I want to be shocked and wonder how and why, but I'm not.
  11. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    He was charged with murder so that’s something.
  12. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    That video shows all the jury needs to know.

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