US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit Finds Possession of Child Pornography in Temporary Internet Files

The 2nd Circuit held that a defendant does not have to save Internet files containing child pornography to his hard drive to be criminally liable.    The decision comes on the heels of the May 8th New York Court of Appeals decision which held that viewers of free online pornography are not breaki...
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UPDATE: Manhattan DA: Detroit Tiger Delmon Young Still Facing Charges

The Manhattan DA is still pushing forward with its misdemeanor hate crime assault case against Detroit Tiger Delmon Young for his accused drunken anti-Semite tirade in which he is accused of yelling “F*cking Jews!” and attacking a male tourist in New York city.   The DA’ office has apparentl...
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Class Certified in NYPD Stop and Frisk Program

Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled “overwhelming evidence” exists that the NYPD is running a centralized “stop-and-frisk” program that has led to thousands of unlawful stops and arrests.   As a result the federal judge certified a 2008 class action lawsuit that challenges the NYPD “stop and fr...
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Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed in Brooklyn Family Court

On May 7, 2012, the Court in Matter of Victorino W., D-29783-11, dismissed two resisting arrest charges against two female students when it held there was insufficient evidence to show that neither of the two respondents knew they were being arrested.   The first student Victoria W. allegedly push...
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Shooting of Unarmed Teen Renews Debate Over “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Last month in Sanford, Florida, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, sparking outrage and a debate over “Stand Your Ground” laws found in states across the country. Zimmerman was briefly interviewed police and not arrested for the de...
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Convicted Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford Seeks New Trial Due to Tweets, Fails in Bid

Allen Stanford, who was convicted in early March of masterminding a ponzi scheme that swindled consumers out of $7 billion, lost his bid for a retrial. Stanford contended that at trial, the judge permitted the media to be present during court sessions where the jury was not present and the parties w...
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NY State Preparing Large Expansion of DNA For Convicted Criminals

A deal between Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for the expansion of the DNA database in New York for convicted criminals has been reached, which will create a database among the nation’s largest, according to the New York Times. Under current law, DNA samples are only required for less than hal...
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Trial Update: Trial of Allen Stanford of Stanford Financial Group begins

The trial of R. Allen Stanford, a money manager and chairman of the now defunct Stanford Financial Group, began on Monday, January 23, 2012.  Stanford has been accused of running a $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme after being arrested in 2009 in Virginia.  As with most fraudulent Ponzi schemes, Stanford ...
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Co-founder of Megaupload arrested for copyright infringement and money laundering

Kim Dotcom, computer programmer and co-founder of Megaupload, was arrested for charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. Dotcom – born Kim Schmitz in Germany but a legal resident of both Finland and New Zealand – became notorious for his abilities as a computer hacker and has been ...
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