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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:28 AM
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Judge declares mistrial in Fla. terrorism case
Judge declares mistrial in Fla. terrorism case
By Curt Anderson
Associated Press / December 14, 2007

MIAMI - In a stinging defeat for the Bush administration, one of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with Al Qaeda to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted yesterday, and the case against the rest ended in a hung jury.

Federal prosecutor Richard Gregorie said the government planned to retry the six next year, and the judge said a new jury would be picked starting Jan. 7.

The White House had seized on the case to illustrate the dangers of homegrown terrorism and trumpet the government's post-Sept. 11, 2001, success in infiltrating and smashing terrorism plots in their earliest stages.

Lyglenson Lemorin, 32, had been accused of being a "soldier" for alleged ringleader Narseal Batiste. He buried his face in his hands when his acquittal was read.

Lemorin, a legal US resident originally from Haiti, was subject to an immigration hold and would not be immediately released, his lawyer said.


Rest of article at: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/14/j...
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:34 AM
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1. Why would a "legal U.S. resident" be held AFTER his
acquittal? Does a residency become forfeit even when someone is wrongfully tried?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:45 AM
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2. "a legal US resident" "subject to an immigration hold "
justice is the fickle lover of the law...changing as the law changes...and when corrupt people are in government and those same corrupt people determine law, then justice is also corrupt


the "rule of law" has no integrity when this happens...it becomes nothing more than a means by which the government hides behind to justify their crimes








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