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Federal and State Courts Reporter — New York Times

NYT reporter by day, covering Brooklyn courts; novelist by very early day (EVERYBODY RISE, coming in August from St. Martin's Press).

2 Yemeni Men Are Charged With Conspiring to Attack American Soldiers — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have brought a case against two Yemeni men with purported ties to Al Qaeda, accusing them of conspiring to attack American soldiers in the Middle East. The government says that one of the men, Saddiq Al-Abbadi, 36, ambushed United States convoys and launched improvised explosive devices toward soldiers in Iraq starting around 2003.

Appearing Together, de Blasio and Sharpton Urge Civility — For the first time in weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton appeared together, taking the stage on Monday at an event commemorating Martin Luther King's Birthday.

Charges Dismissed in Brooklyn Gun Case as Police Are Investigated — A Brooklyn man who claimed that gun-possession charges against him were manufactured by the police had his case dismissed on Thursday, amid two investigations into the practices of a group of police officers in the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush.

Brooklyn District Attorney Stands by 21 Convictions, So Far — The Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, said on Monday that his office would stand by the convictions in 21 cases examined by his conviction review unit, including 18 that involved the retired police detective Louis Scarcella.

Brooklyn Prosecutor Affirms Conviction in 2003 Murder of Fairfield University Student — After an examination by his Conviction Review Unit, the Brooklyn district attorney said on Monday that he would stand by a conviction in the 2003 murder of a popular Fairfield University student athlete. The case attracted headlines from the start.

New York City Settles Three Brothers’ Wrongful Conviction Cases for $17 Million — The New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, has agreed to pay $17 million to settle three more claims based on wrongful criminal convictions, his office said on Sunday, part of an emerging strategy to resolve civil rights cases before they are formally filed as lawsuits in court.

Wrongly Convicted Man Was His Own Best Advocate — They would meet every week in the law library, researching legal databases, discussing United States Supreme Court decisions and reviewing copies of Justice Denied, a magazine for the wrongfully convicted. They called themselves the "actual innocence team," jotting down notes on yellow pads as they served their sentences at Auburn Correctional Facility in upstate New York, hoping to build cases and motions that might lead to their freedom.

In Cat-Kicking Case, Judge Dismisses Most Serious Charge — A Brooklyn man whose cat-kicking case infuriated animal activists had his most serious charge dismissed on Thursday, after a State Supreme Court judge ruled that the prosecution had not shown that the cat had been injured.

As Police Go Idle, So Do City Courts — One arraignment courtroom instead of two. Clerks watching "Batman" on their computer screens and playing with their cellphones as they wait for something to happen. And Manhattan's night court shutting down an hour early because there are no more cases to call.

Conviction to Be Cleared in 1991 Brooklyn Murder Case — Saying the sole eyewitness at a murder trial gave "patently false" testimony, the Brooklyn district attorney said on Monday that he would move to clear the conviction of Derrick Hamilton, who spent about two decades in prison for a 1991 murder.
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Jan 27, 2015

Dog that vanished in Manhattan five months ago rescued on Randalls Island during snowstorm.… @APtomhays on canine beat

Jan 27, 2015

RT @HuffingtonPost: Exonerations of the wrongfully convicted hit record high in the U.S. in 2014

Jan 26, 2015

RT @ElBloombito: El loco emergencio de message en mi phone estan loudo! Que startling! Necesito nuevo pantalones.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @OrenYaniv: Latest update: snow decreased, heavy band over NYC pushed back until midnight, whole thing can be a bust:…

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