Tag: Prosecutorial Misconduct

Navy SEAL Goes on Trial in Troubled War-Crimes Case

SAN DIEGO — Wearing a starched white uniform and a chestful of ribbons from years of military service, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher walked into a military courtroom in San Diego on Monday to stand trial on war crimes charges. But what prosecutors initially believed would be a straightforward case has looked increasingly troubled in […]

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The St. Louis Prosecutor Went After the Establishment. Now the Tables Are Turned.

ST. LOUIS — Kimberly Gardner was elected chief prosecutor by a wide margin in 2016, one of two dozen district attorneys across the country who campaigned to overhaul the criminal justice system. Like a lot of them, she made quick enemies. She angered the powerful police union in St. Louis, saying repeatedly that she would […]

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Backlisted: Publisher Kicks Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein to the Curb

Linda FairsteinPhoto: Paul Hawthorne (Getty) Sometimes life comes at you fast or — in the case of former prosecutor-turned-author Linda Fairstein — decades later, with Fairstein facing the latest comeuppance as a result of backlash since a revisting of her handling of the prosecution of five black and brown boys in New York’s infamous 1989 […]

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Blacklisted: Publisher Kicks Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein to the Curb

Linda FairsteinPhoto: Paul Hawthorne (Getty) Sometimes life comes at you fast or — in the case of former prosecutor-turned-author Linda Fairstein — decades later, with Fairstein facing the latest comeuppance as a result of backlash since a revisting of her handling of the prosecution of five black and brown boys in New York’s infamous 1989 […]

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Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

SAN FRANCISCO — With the growing recognition that prosecutors hold the keys to a fairer criminal justice system, the term “progressive prosecutor” has almost become trendy. This is how Senator Kamala Harris of California, a likely presidential candidate and a former prosecutor, describes herself. But she’s not. Time after time, when progressives urged her to […]

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