Cook County Judge James Linn explained that the only way double jeopardy would apply is if Smollett was legally punished for what had happened to him since he was charged in connection with the January 2019 incident.
However, Linn determined that the deal, in which the state's attorney's office agreed to drop charges without requiring Smollett to admit any wrongdoing and Smollett agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bond, did not add up to legal punishment.
At least 1,300 companies have listed as their U.S. agent a company called CCTC Service, the Wall Street Journal found in an analysis released Thursday. There is no record of a company by that name in the U.S. The company's supposed address is a random home in Wilmington, Delaware. The home's residents say they know nothing about this company. The entity's listed phone number does not work.
He signaled his intent to sign bills just passed by the state legislature, including the repeal of 50-a, which since 1976 had kept hidden the disciplinary records of police officers. The legislation will also ban the use of chokeholds, allow the attorney general to appoint special prosecutors in certain incidents, and end false race-based 911 reports.
Police officers allegedly broke into Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign office in Chicago and lounged while riots took place outside the office’s doors, Rush said Thursday. Several Chicago officers entered Rush’s office late on May 31, lounged with their feet on desks, made coffee and ate popcorn, Rush said, citing security footage.
The pickup truck contained a load of boxes of ceramic tiles, officials stated. During a physical inspection of the truck, officers noticed anomalies with the boxes of tiles. The officers opened the boxes and found they had been hollowed out and drugs were place in the gaps.
In Tuesday’s GOP primary in Georgia’s 14th district, Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose campaign ad featured her holding a semi-automatic rifle warning Antifa terrorists to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia” was banned by Facebook, won the top total number of votes.
The list includes two of Biden’s former opponents in the Democratic primary: Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, is also on the list. Florida Rep. Val Demings and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, both of whom are black, are being looked at for the position, along with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
In issuing the order, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones concluded, based on video and other evidence, “that on some occasions the SPD has in fact used less-lethal weapons disproportionately and without provocation.” In instances where looting or vandalism was occurring, the judge said, police should have gone after the offenders, not turned their weapons on the entire crowd, the upshot being that the department deprived everyone who wasn’t breaking the law their constitutional right to gather and protest.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule change would adjust a 2016 regulation from President Barack Obama’s administration, which mandated that transgender individuals be given access to single-sex homeless shelters and other facilities for the vulnerable based on their gender identity, a source familiar with the proposed rule told the Daily Caller on Friday.
Paul's legislation, titled the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, would prohibit federal law enforcement from carrying out a warrant "until after the officer provides notice of his or her authority and purpose."
The Seattle-based coffee chain told employees they’re free to sport BLM apparel despite telling them last week that it would violate company policy. Starbucks is also making its own Black Lives Matter shirts to distribute to its more than 250,000 store staffers, it said.
‘Abdel-Latif Darwish, a professor of economics and crisis management in Egypt, said that Egypt’s agreement with Greece on the demarcation of maritime borders represents a strong blow to the agreement between Turkish President Recep Erdogan and the Libyan Government of National Accord.