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Entries from June 2005

How Bad is the Dallas County Jail? The Dallas Morning News Articles & Editorials Tell the Story

June 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

For the past 15 years the Dallas Morning News has published articles and editorials that paint an awful picture of the Dallas County Jail, particularly relating to the care that mentally ill persons receive. But little, if anything has changed.The same finger pointing and buck passing year after year after year.Is it asking too much […]

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"CSI effect"-DMN column June 21, 2005

June 21st, 2005 · 1 Comment

Jacquielynn Floyd: Dallas Morning News Columnist‘CSI effect’ real, but not realistic 09:01 PM CDT on Monday, June 20, 2005 Get ready for more prime-time guts-and-crime than ever before. This fall will see an unprecedented number of TV broadcast hours devoted to fictional crime “procedurals,” stoked by the popularity of the many flavors of CSI and […]

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Intoxilizer 5000: Hiding the Ball

June 10th, 2005 · No Comments

Technicality springs DUI defendantsBy Rene StutzmanSentinel Staff Writer June 1, 2005 SANFORD — In the past five months, Seminole County judges have thrown out hundreds of breath-alcohol tests that show drivers were legally drunk. The reason: The state won’t disclose how the test machines work — not because it doesn’t want to, but because it […]

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News Story

June 10th, 2005 · No Comments

Oklahoman, Business Section, Saturday, June 4, 2005,6B.Byline: Julie Bisbee Headline: Man Pleads Not Guilty in ScuffleDALLAS — An Oklahoma man accused of assaulting a Southwest Airlines flight attendant and causing a flight from Houston to Tulsa to land in Dallas pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court. In a two-count indictment, Steven K. Maxwell, 24, […]

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Associated Press Story, June 3, 2005

June 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

DALLAS (AP) – A federal grand jury in Dallas issued an indictment Thursday against a Tulsa man, accusing him of assaulting and intimidating a Southwest Airlines flight attendant last summer. Steven Kyle Maxwell, who was flying from Houston to Tulsa, also bit another passenger on the hand and struck him on the lip in the […]

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Dallas County Jail-Pathetic

June 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

Exclusive: Glitches at county jail swallowed up inmates Officials say they did their best to release them on time 10:04 PM CDT on Saturday, May 28, 2005 By JAMES M. O’NEILL / The Dallas Morning News It was as if Scott Williams had vanished into a black hole. MONA REEDER/DMN Scott Williams was arrested on […]

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Post-Booker Sentencing Information-No Plea Agreement

June 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

BEN W. PESTACalif. State Bar. #550621901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 390Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel.: (310) 201-0666FAX: (310) 282-7111 Attorney for Defendant UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT,CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs., Defendant Case No.: CR DEFENDANT’S RESPONSE AND OBJECTIONS TO PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT AND SENTENCING MEMORANDUMTO THE CLERK OF THE […]

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Another Good Federal Sentencing Memorandum

June 1st, 2005 · No Comments

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIOEASTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, : Plaintiff, : : Case No. CR2-02-130 v. : JUDGE MARBLEY MARILYN COLEMAN : Defendant. : SENTENCING MEMORANDUMPART II I. Introduction. Defendant Coleman objects to the Government’s attempt to relitigate the fraud case that the jury rejected. The Presentence […]

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Solid Sentencing Memorandum, Post-Booker

June 1st, 2005 · No Comments

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIOEASTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : : Plaintiff, : : : v. : Case No. CR-2-01-48 :ALGIS JULIUS GALE, : JUDGE HOLSCHUH : Defendant. :_____________________________________________________________ALGIS GALE’S SENTENCING MEMORANDUMPART II_____________________________________________________________ Now comes Algis J. Gale, through counsel, and hereby submits the following sentencing memorandum for […]

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