We said it in “The conspiracy to frame James Faire”: “[D]ying people … can frequently be induced to give away all they have.” No one knew this better than con artist Debra Long.
Meticulous investigative reporting quickly uncovered the facts of a sloppy (and corrupt) police investigation that missed or distorted the truth. And the prosecutor has covered it up.
Since the mid-1980s, police departments across the U.S. have slowly but steadily moved away from the light-blue shirt, dark-blue with lighter stripe down the side trouser. There’s a reason for that.
While the US~Observer focuses on the wrongdoing by those who work within our criminal justice system, the US~Observer acknowledges that there are many ethical police and other public servants.
On Oct. 1, Jessica Morton, who currently faces six criminal charges for alleged sex crimes against a minor, had her no-contact order with minors stricken in an order signed by Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hull.
The assets of older Americans are being looted via actions in which probate instruments such as powers of attorney, wills, trusts or guardianships are used to gain control of property.
Facts are pesky little things, especially when they go against what a prosecutor would like to maintain as the truth when seeking a conviction. Some discard facts for more prosecution-friendly speculation and distortion.
Some 97 percent of all criminal cases result in the legal blackmail known as a plea deal. That’s when the accused, who is charged with multiple crimes, admits guilt to at least one in return for a more lenient punishment.
Dain Sansome was acquitted of child sex abuse charges, no thanks to Detective Glenn Fairall, who admitted during trial to making two “mistakes” in his probable cause affidavit, the document used by the judge to justify an arrest warrant.
Separately, Dain Sansome and his wife bathed with their young daughters. The girls would attempt to touch their parents, only to be told to stop. But a nosy neighbor’s report about bathtime landed Dain Sansome in hot water.
Dain Sansome is preparing to file a civil lawsuit stemming from his false arrest and his being “falsely prosecuted” on charges of sexual abuse. Although Sansome was acquitted, the troubles continue for him and his family.
While dying from cancer, Michele St. Pierre put her trust in Debra Long. But Long took advantage of the situation. And “an exceptional human being” is jailed in relation to Long’s death.
“We’ve been ambushed” was the simple one-line text message Angelina M. Nobilis, 51, reports to have sent to the owner of the vehicle she and James J. “Strat” Faire, 55, were driving. The incident ended with their being arrested.
A former supervising life skills coach at Kairos Three Bridges psychiatric treatment facility in Grants Pass, Oregon, is facing six criminal charges for claims of sexual abuse.
Most of the time, administrative agencies are abusive, heavy-handed, dictatorial and very expensive for all taxpayers. Administrative government is always unconstitutional.
The next time an officer asks to search your person or property, don’t consent Pop out your recording device and ask: “Are you going to search even though I’ve refused? If so, on what grounds?”
Except for perhaps the right to vote, I contend the right to jury trial is, arguably, the most fundamental right memorialized under our Constitution to restrain our government.
Every time a person is prosecuted and the government agents involved were lazy, corrupt or just plain wrong and the accused does not contest it, a precedent is set for the next person.
America suffers from a rush to judgment. Almost all of us judge on what we think are the facts, which are presented to us by a mainstream media whose agenda is to serve whichever side is more powerful.
Why is Utah pursuing charges against Robert McKell? His alleged victim’s story keeps changing. She’s admitted she doesn’t always tell the truth. And in the preliminary hearing, she had to be reminded of the timeline of alleged events.
After 12 years in prison, having been unfairly convicted, David Hinkson has been inventing many things that will benefit mankind, despite those who have tried to destroy and silence him.
Brad Scott, who was convicted of boating under the influence of alcohol, is presently filing a motion for post-conviction relief, asking the court to reopen his case based on new evidence.
After a five-year criminal investigation and a four-count felony indictment, Jon Matteson was found not guilty on all four charges of income-tax evasion.