How can they defend people accused of crimes? Southern California defense lawyers respond – Orange County Register

When law enforcement makes horrific accusations against defendants, the public will sometimes suggest that the niceties of a trial be dispensed with. “String ’em up,” is the demand. And it’s not always the Facebook mob wondering why an attorney is representing a “guilty” person. Even U.S. senators grilled Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Supreme … Read more

Man accused of killing woman, dumping body in Scripps Ranch in 1990 held without bail

A San Diego man accused of killing a woman and dumping her body in Scripps Ranch 33 years ago pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a sole count of murder. Randall Eugene Oyler faces up to 25 years to life if convicted in the death of Margaret Jackson, whose body was found July 11, 1990, on … Read more

Cornell University student accused of posting online threats about Jewish students appears in court

A Broome County Sheriff’s van leaves U.S. District Court in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. Patrick Dai, a 21-year-old Cornell University student accused of posting threats online to shoot and stab Jewish people on the campus, waived his right to a bail hearing during his first appearance in federal court Wednesday. The judge ordered … Read more

Cornell student accused of threatening to behead Jewish babies to remain in jail

Cornell University junior Patrick Dai appeared briefly in federal court Wednesday on charges that he made online threats to murder Jewish people and behead their babies. Prosecutors argued that Dai should remain behind bars because he’s a ‘danger and a risk of flight.’ His defense lawyer, Gabrielle DiBella, chose not to argue for his release, … Read more

Uganda’s military says it has captured a commander of an extremist group accused in tourist attack

Col. Deo Akiiki said Wednesday that a senior commander with the Allied Democratic Forces, a rebel whose nom de guerre is Njovu, was in military custody. Njovu was captured during an exchange of fire on Lake Edward on Uganda’s border with Congo. An unknown number of rebels drowned or were shot in the fighting Tuesday … Read more

Republicans Accused of Voter Purge in Multiple States

Republican officials in Ohio and Virginia have sparked controversy by removing thousands of voters from their state’s electoral roles ahead of elections in November, with one campaigner accusing the GOP in Virginia of a ‘direct attempt to blatantly disenfranchise voters.’In Ohio, 26,000 voter registrations deemed inactive by Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose were removed … Read more

A New York driver accused of beating a Sikh man to death after a collision is charged with hate crimes

A New York City man accused of fatally beating a 66-year-old Sikh man following a car collision nearly two weeks ago was arraigned Tuesday on a slew of charges, including hate crimes, prosecutors said. The defendant, Gilbert Augustin, 30, of Queens, was driving in that borough on October 19 when Jasmer Singh collided with him, … Read more

Cornell University student accused of making online threats to Jewish students

from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Patrick Dai, 21, of Pittsford, New York, was arrested Tuesday and charged with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications. Dai is accused of posting threats on Sunday to an online discussion site, allegedly threatening to shoot students at a … Read more

Woman accused of killing NYPD cop in gruesome booze-field hit-and-run found guilty on all charges

Woman accused of killing NYPD cop in hit-and-run took 19 swigs of booze, smoked weed just hours before: videoin a drunken hit-run didn’t bat an eyelash as she was found guilty on all charges Tuesday — while the officer’s widow burst into tears. Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Long Island was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in … Read more

Nevada man accused of sending threatening, antisemitic messages to senator

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 24. In October, voice mails to her office included antisemitic invective and at least one death threat, authorities said, after Rosen spoke in support of Israel after the Oct. 7 Hamas attack. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)A Las Vegas man was … Read more