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5 NOPD officers of the Danziger 7 granted new trial

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Citing the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors, a federal judge on Tuesday granted a new trial for five former New Orleans Police Department officers convicted of killing two civilians and injury several others in a shooting on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
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tgrbaitn08
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Citing the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors


Relating to this case specifically?


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Prosecutors of all people should keep their actions to the letter of the law. Emotion and grandstanding cause more problems than they will ever be worth.


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They sought a new trial last year alleging prosecutorial misconduct, citing among other examples the revelations that prosecutors in Letten's office had authored disparaging comments on Nola.com about defendants in several criminal cases, including the Danziger case.


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The judges goes on: "The government's actions, and initial lack of candor and credibility thereafter, is like scar tissue that will long evidence infidelity to the principles of ethics, professionalism, and basic fairness and common sense necessary to every criminal prosecution, wherever it should occur in this country."


Boom. Doubt it will go to trial again.
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Get it in. I mean they only shot poor folks trying to get away from flood waters. :tongueincheek:


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tgrbaitn08
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They sought a new trial last year alleging prosecutorial misconduct, citing among other examples the revelations that prosecutors in Letten's office had authored disparaging comments on Nola.com about defendants in several criminal cases, including the Danziger case.


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The judges goes on: "The government's actions, and initial lack of candor and credibility thereafter, is like scar tissue that will long evidence infidelity to the principles of ethics, professionalism, and basic fairness and common sense necessary to every criminal prosecution, wherever it should occur in this country."


Boom. Doubt it will go to trial again.



Thats fricking bull shite. Those fricking pigs deserve exactly what they got.


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Prosecutors shouldn't have been fricking amateurs about it.


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redfish99
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What a waist of money.


medtiger
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So, do they get released from prison while the details of their new trial date is worked out?


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Boom. Doubt it will go to trial again.


Trial is apparently already in the process of being rescheduled.


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Defense might have a valid double jeopardy argument since the sole basis for vacating the initial jury verdict is the conduct of the prosecutors.


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What a waist of money.




Nice to see that you didn't WASTE money on a good education.


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Those fricking pigs deserve exactly what they got.


All they did was murder and shoot up innocent, unarmed, and unsuspecting civilians then lie to cover it up.


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All they did was murder and shoot up innocent, unarmed, and unsuspecting civilians then lie to cover it up.


What a disaster this whole "on-line posting" crap has turned into. Put their asses in court again, same verdict will be rendered


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Weaver
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I was a juror on the trial of the detective accused of falsifying the reports. I have to say from what I heard, it would be hard to say I didn't have reasonable doubt. The case turned out to be a mistrial.


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redfish99
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The cost to try these guys again and get the same verdict could be spent much better elsewhere .


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Prosecutors of all people should keep their actions to the letter of the law.


Damn right.

Look at Nifong and the Zimmerman situations as examples of prosecutors drunk with government power.


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All they did was murder and shoot up innocent, unarmed, and unsuspecting civilians then lie to cover it up.


Well, that makes it OK. Prosecutors should be able to lie, cheat, and trample due process rights as long as the defendants are bad people.


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mikeytig
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Look at Nifong and the Zimmerman situations as examples of prosecutors drunk with government power.


Beat me to it.


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UpToPar
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Defense might have a valid double jeopardy argument since the sole basis for vacating the initial jury verdict is the conduct of the prosecutors.


I dont think it is the case if the defense requests a mistrial. I could be wrong.


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