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Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-06, 17:17
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK...

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK (https://apnews.com/article/julian-assange-denied-bail-UK-84be0b2853bad9bcb5a91e425c3df124)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-05, 19:36
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Fixed that for you.[/QUOTE]Aw, gee, that's nice. ...

Fixed that for you.[/QUOTE]Aw, gee, that's nice. But Minitrue was Big Brother, not Der Führer.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-05, 15:00
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Amazingly (at least to me) this story is even...

Amazingly (at least to me) this story is even covered by the Voice of America (https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-judge-blocks-trump-sanctions-targeting-human-rights-lawyers-war-crimes-tribunal), Der...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-04, 15:32
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder extradition to...

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder extradition to US blocked by UK judge (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55528241)There has been at least one suicide in the Supermax near Florence, CO. On September 7,...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-19, 13:15
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is an additional measure of justice,...

There is an additional measure of justice, delayed for decades, in the case last mentioned here in this October 5, 2020 post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=558941&postcount=216). ...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-07, 11:14
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ah, yes, the motto of the Strategic Air Command,...

Ah, yes, the motto of the Strategic Air Command, which had B-52's with payloads of nuclear bombs flying as close to Soviet air space as they dared.

Be it said, however, the Strategic Air Command...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-06, 12:48
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
A peace officer is a civil officer appointed to...

A peace officer is a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace. As with other professions, peace officers don't always do their jobs well.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-05, 23:53
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That is true, but it can be appealed to a higher...

That is true, but it can be appealed to a higher judge. From https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/:

[/quote]Yes, most judges' rulings can be appealed. If the judge grants a motion to dismiss with...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-05, 11:23
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Third trial of Jackie Wilson after allegations of...

Third trial of Jackie Wilson after allegations of torture at the hands of Burge ends stunningly, with judge turning ire toward prosecutors...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-04, 17:06
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, in many places "detainees" are physically...

Yes, in many places "detainees" are physically tortured (beatings, electrodes, etc), and denied proper food, medical care and legal counsel.

IIRC there was a scene in the old movie Tower of London...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-04, 13:04
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It's torture, I tell you!

And, in the category of "Most over-the-top portrayals of frailty in court," we have:

Second runner-up:

Harvey Weinstein, coming up on his 68th birthday, accused of being a serial rapist,...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-04, 02:33
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Since it's a bilateral treaty, the same would...

Since it's a bilateral treaty, the same would apply to US extradition requests to the UK, yes?[/quote]As best I can tell, the reason for the provision in Article 8, paragraph 3, section (c), is so...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-03, 05:09
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
You really should read the provisions of the...

You really should read the provisions of the treaty before commenting on them. I provided a link. Generally speaking, an extradition hearing isn't about the merits of the criminal case against the...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-02, 16:48
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Article 18 (Rule of Specialty) of the extradition...

Article 18 (Rule of Specialty) of the extradition treaty says, basically, that you can't have someone extradited for one set of charges, and then pile on a bunch of other charges for offenses that...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-02, 02:03
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
<google google> Your thinking is right! I...

<google google> Your thinking is right!

I stand corrected. I was laboring under a misconception. Espionage is considered a political offense (assuming it has no element of common crime).

I...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-02, 01:39
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
An extradition hearing is not a "trial." The...

An extradition hearing is not a "trial." The legal issues in an extradition hearing are pretty cut-and-dried.

I'm not sure why Assange is stuck in a glass booth during court proceedings. Perhaps...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-02-13, 16:37
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In a book called Crimes & Chaos by Avram...

In a book called Crimes & Chaos by Avram Davidson, one of the stories, The Furniture Fellow, is an account of the career of Al Capone. The quoted portions are to the best of my recollection.

When...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-04-05, 19:09
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I posted a link to the story that this was in the...

I posted a link to the story that this was in the offing here (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=511347&postcount=390).

I'm not sure what "attacking America's rule of law" is supposed...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-03-20, 13:45
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yeah, well, up until relatively recent times, the...

Yeah, well, up until relatively recent times, the Chicago PD (and probably most city PD's across the country) tortured suspects as a matter of course. Mike Royko's book Boss, which came out in 1971,...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-03-20, 01:15
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, it looks like it might be to the tune of a...

Yes, it looks like it might be to the tune of a hundred mil: Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70 (https://www.apnews.com/677d71113f73437f962390e77be5b827) The article about...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-03-18, 22:33
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Court orders new trial in Chicago police torture...

Court orders new trial in Chicago police torture case (https://www.apnews.com/8f343d694df0403fadab8a0ce91da6a2)
Forum: Soap Box 2018-12-24, 19:41
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I know, it's all America's fault, but...

Default judgement granted in Warmbier v. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4576864/warmbier-v-democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea/):
Forum: Soap Box 2018-08-14, 15:40
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, they were making the world a better place by...

Yes, they were making the world a better place by showing, through the way they treated him, what exemplars they were of treating people humanely. They emphasized this after the war, calling their...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-08-12, 13:49
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Being illiterate, I couldn't read the Новая...

Being illiterate, I couldn't read the Новая газета. I understand an English version is on Facebook, but I'm not. The video should be required viewing for anyone wanting to buy one of these...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-08-10, 15:54
Replies: 230
Views: 32,327
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Now that she's confirmed...

The National Security Archive, a private organization, filed a FOIA request. They plan to release the 11 cables they got, early today (Friday, August 10).

Torture of al-Qaeda suspect described in...
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