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Exoneree kicks off speaker series on the death penalty, race, and innocence

Armstrong called the audience to give Newman a standing ovation, giving her thanks for the freedom he has today and her work to prove the innocence of the wrongfully convicted. The admiration was mutual as Newman praised Armstrong for his work as an instructor and mentor in the prison during the nearly 18 years he served. 

“And to me, that’s the name of the game,” Armstrong said. “To make a difference.”

Frank Baumgartner, a political science professor, began the speaker series in 2010, with this year being the fourth installment. Baumgartner first brought the event to his POLI 203 class: Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty. Due to the small class size at the time, he decided it was not cost effective, and opened it up to the public and his students. This extension of his class to the public is part of an effort to allow the speakers

Read more at: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/02/race-innocence-0212

Stafford County kicks off holiday season with Christmas in Stafford, parade

The third annual Stafford County Christmas Parade and Stafford Christmas got off with a kids and an adults’ run Dec. 16 at the Embry Mill community.

After the runners crossed the finish line at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center, visitors milled around the Christmas village of vendors in from of the center.

Mid-way though the afternoon, the Colonial Forge Marching Band donned holiday- accented uniforms and performed music of the season.

The Christmas parade, hosted by the Stafford County Crime Solvers and the Stafford County Fair, kicked off at 5 p.m. and featured more than 60 units that entertained a crowd of hundreds lining the parade route.

The 2017 parade winners include:

1st Overall – Fredericksburg Area Builders Association

2nd Overall – Moore’s Balloons

3rd Overall – Stafford Hospital

Division Winners:

Animals – Stafford County Animal Control

Trucks – County Waste

Novelty – Fredericksburg Area Builders Association

Commericial/Business – Moore’s Balloons

Dance – The Dance Spot

Band – Colonial Forge Sound

Read more at: http://www.insidenova.com/news/stafford-county-kicks-off-holiday-season-with-christmas-in-stafford/article_cac090fa-e38a-11e7-8b2c-a79b0327f212.html

Motorcyclist Kicks A Moving Car And Starts A Shitshow Of Epic Proportions

Photo: Octavio Fernandez/Facebook (screengrabs)

A motorcyclist kicked the side of what looks like a Nissan Sentra on a major highway in southern California, starting a chain reaction that ended with a truck on its roof and the Sentra in a mangled, leaky mess.

The ridiculous crash happened near Santa Clarita just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, NBC Los Angeles reports. The news site says a passenger in a trailing car started shooting video after the gray sedan “inadvertently” cut off the biker.

From there, the passenger told the site, “words went back and forth,” after which the motorcyclist decided—for a reason I cannot possibly understand—to kick the moving car. Chaos ensued:

After the kick, the sedan swerved towards the bike, nearly sending it into the divider. Then the car’s driver over-corrected and impacted

Read more at: http://jalopnik.com/motorcyclist-kicks-a-moving-car-and-starts-a-shitshow-o-1796334722

Crime Con Kicks Off With An Attack On Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer …

The first-ever Crime Con kicked off today with an auditorium-sized two-hour and forty-five minute presentation by lawyer and former district attorney Ken Kratz and investigator Tom Fassbender, who both worked the Steven Avery case. As true crime fans know, Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. The case became a national topic of conversation after Netflix released its docu-series Making a Murderer, and Kratz subsequently became a much-maligned figure.

In fact, Kratz published a book earlier this year to refute the docu-series’ suggestion that there was wrongdoing in the case’s investigation and prosecution and to open up about the sexting of a domestic abuse victim, which also came to light in the docu-series. In the book, he writes that he received thousands of death threats after the Netlix series was released. “I lost everything: my wife, my career, my house, my life

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/crime-con-kicks-of-with-an-attack-on-netflixs-making-a-murderer

Crime Con Kicks Off With An Attack On Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’

The first-ever Crime Con kicked off today with an auditorium-sized two-hour and forty-five minute presentation by lawyer and former district attorney Ken Kratz and investigator Tom Fassbender, who both worked the Steven Avery case. As true crime fans know, Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. The case became a national topic of conversation after Netflix released its docu-series Making a Murderer, and Kratz subsequently became a much-maligned figure.

In fact, Kratz published a book earlier this year to refute the docu-series’ suggestion that there was wrongdoing in the case’s investigation and prosecution and to open up about the sexting of a domestic abuse victim, which also came to light in the docu-series. In the book, he writes that he received thousands of death threats after the Netlix series was released. “I lost everything: my wife, my career, my house, my life

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/crime-con-kicks-of-with-an-attack-on-netflixs-making-a-murderer