Prosecutors point to alleged gun expediter’s ties to ex-cop

Was it friendship or fraud? Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case against gun expediter John Chambers both focused their closing arguments Monday on his relationship with an ex-cop he is accused of bribing. The former prosecutor has been on trial in Manhattan Federal Court since April 16 for charges including bribery, […]

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Man on trial for murder escapes from court before hearing verdict

A man convicted of murder Friday fled an Atlanta Courthouse before hearing the verdict. Verlaine Laguerre, 26, was found guilty of killing Matthew Hardeman, 19 in 2011. The pair exchanged “dirty looks” that sparked a physical fight fought outside Hardeman’s Atlanta home, WSB-TV reported. Laguerre left vowing to […]

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Dad of braindead Brooklyn baby sees assault arrest voided

A Brooklyn father busted over accusations he shook his baby son so violently the infant became braindead has been cleared after his arrest was voided, police said Friday. Shatwaun Gilmore, 24, was charged Thursday with assault and child endangerment after his six-month-old son Gianni was found motionless inside his home on Gates […]

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Feds recommend charges for Garner chokehold cop to Justice Dept.

Federal civil prosecutors have recommended to top Justice Department officials that the cop involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner face charges. The New York Times reported Friday that the recommendation to indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, has reached the desk of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, but no decision has been […]

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