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Lawyer for ‘Making a Murderer’ subject wants Supreme Court to review case

A lawyer for Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects in Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” said he hopes the Supreme Court will review his client’s case.

Steven Drizin spoke with Martin Pritikin, the dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University, as part of a Facebook Live with about his experience with Dassey’s case.

The last movement on Dassey’s case happened in December, when the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled police properly obtained Dassey’s confession and he should remain behind bars.

In 2007, Dassey was convicted as a teenager along with his uncle Steven Avery of murdering Teresa Halbach two years earlier. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison. Then, in 2015, his story and interrogation were shown as part of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” which raised questions about the case. Dassey’s attorneys argue he was coerced into his confession.

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/lawyer-making-murderer-subject-supreme-court-review-case/story?id=53059779

Got braces or pimples? Netflix series filming in Portland wants you …

The Portland filming boom continues, as the second season of the Netflix hit series “American Vandal” is preparing to start shooting in the Rose City. And again, extras are needed.

Adam Rosko is handling local background casting for Season 2 of “American Vandal,” and according to the press release, all types are needed: “Everyone may apply! All types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

The first season of “American Vandal,” a critically praised satire of true-crime docuseries (think of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”) is streaming on Netflix. The first season was also set in a high school and focused on the student sleuths trying to uncover a mystery — who painted the images of penises on cars belonging to the high school faculty?

Created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, who were joined by showrunner Dan Lagana, “American Vandal” has been praised as

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/got_braces_or_pimples_netflix.html

Got braces or pimples? Netflix series filming in Portland wants you

The Portland filming boom continues, as the second season of the Netflix hit series “American Vandal” is preparing to start shooting in the Rose City. And again, extras are needed.

Adam Rosko is handling local background casting for Season 2 of “American Vandal,” and according to the press release, all types are needed: “Everyone may apply! All types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

The first season of “American Vandal,” a critically praised satire of true-crime docuseries (think of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”) is streaming on Netflix. The first season was also set in a high school and focused on the student sleuths trying to uncover a mystery — who painted the images of penises on cars belonging to the high school faculty?

Created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, who were joined by showrunner Dan Lagana, “American Vandal” has been praised as

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/got_braces_or_pimples_netflix.html

A decade after baby’s death, she wants to prove her innocence



LARGO A former day care owner who has spent five years in prison for causing the death of a 1-year-old girl was back in a Pinellas County courtroom on Wednesday to prove her innocence.

Stephanie Spurgeon, 46, is seeking a new trial thanks to a group of attorneys who work to overturn what they believe are wrongful convictions: The Innocence Project of Florida, the Exoneration Project, and the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

SEEKING RELIEF: Child abuse cases, like conviction of Palm Harbor day care owner, challenged by appeals lawyers nationwide.

The case revolves around the Aug. 21, 2008 death of Maria Harris, an infant who became unresponsive on a car ride back home after spending her very first

Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/A-decade-after-baby-s-death-she-wants-to-prove-her-innocence_164817883

Griffin wants black representation on hospital board – The Union

The new hospital board of directors at Navicent Health Baldwin does not include anyone from the African-American community of Milledgeville and Baldwin County and that’s unacceptable, according to Floyd L. Griffin Jr.

Six of the people on the seven-member panel are white. A seventh position remains vacant.

“There are seven positions, so that means they have one left,” Griffin told several members of the Baldwin County Branch of the NAACP at a meeting held Monday night at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Milledgeville. 

Griffin, a former state senator and mayor of Milledgeville, said after he read the article that appeared one of last week’s editions of The Union-Recorder, he said he made a phone call.

“I called a friend of mine, who looks like me, also,” Griffin told fellow NAACP members. “He was a senior executive at The Medical Center when it

Read more at: http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/griffin-wants-black-representation-on-hospital-board/article_804935c6-0118-11e8-98ad-9b3a7ce57635.html

Baha’i Faith wants a voice at the table to help solve crime

Members of the Baha’i faith in Jamaica believe that they have a part to play in helping to reduce crime and violence in the country, but revealed that after proposing their ideas and plans to various schools and organisations, they were stigmatised because of their faith.

The Baha’i Faith originated in Iran in the mid-19th century. In less than 200 years, it has become a universal faith in every country in the world, with believers from virtually every national, ethnic, religious and tribal background.

In reflecting on their 200th anniversary, Checkhar Lee, resource person for the Caribbean and the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment, explained to The Gleaner that the programme caters to persons of all age groups and has persons being trained to become mentors in the various communities with a focus on moral and intellectual development.

He said, however, that the faith-based community has received serious opposition.

“It’s a programme that has worked

Read more at: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20171110/bahai-faith-wants-voice-table-help-solve-crime

Child sex trafficking panel wants to raise awareness of the crime and its effects on victims

Grand Forks, ND – “I was sex trafficked at the age of 4 until my early twenties” says survivor Elizabeth Frazier.

It’s a heinous act that’s unfortunately becoming more common across the country.

Something that Frazier is all too familiar with.

“I’m still struggling with finding a normal life. My abuse still effects me to this day and things that are simple are not so simple for me” she says.

Fraizer managed to escape her situation, but she’s just one of many suffering through the surging crime of child sex trafficking.

“The average age of that we see for a missing child who’s being exploited for sex trafficking is only 15” says Staca Shehan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Officials from national law enforcement and state government met at a UND panel to raise

Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Child-sex-trafficking-panel-wants-to-raise-awareness-of-the-crime-and-its-effects-452001233.html

Child sex trafficking panel wants to raise awareness of the crime and …

Grand Forks, ND – “I was sex trafficked at the age of 4 until my early twenties” says survivor Elizabeth Frazier.

It’s a heinous act that’s unfortunately becoming more common across the country.

Something that Frazier is all too familiar with.

“I’m still struggling with finding a normal life. My abuse still effects me to this day and things that are simple are not so simple for me” she says.

Fraizer managed to escape her situation, but she’s just one of many suffering through the surging crime of child sex trafficking.

“The average age of that we see for a missing child who’s being exploited for sex trafficking is only 15” says Staca Shehan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Officials from national law enforcement and state government met at a UND panel to raise

Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Child-sex-trafficking-panel-wants-to-raise-awareness-of-the-crime-and-its-effects-452001233.html

Judge hears arguments in BR man’s 1971 rape case; he’s serving life, wants new trial

A jury may not have convicted Wilbert Jones of abducting and raping a nurse in 1971 if it had heard that several weeks later, a “strikingly similar” incident occurred, an attorney for Jones argued Tuesday to a state judge.

Jones was convicted of abducting a nurse from the parking lot of a Baton Rouge hospital in 1971 and raping her, but several weeks after that attack, in a similar incident, a woman was kidnapped from another Baton Rouge hospital parking lot and sexually assaulted, Jones attorney said.

A prosecutor, however, told District Judge Richard Anderson that Jones, of Baton Rouge, was twice found guilty of the Oct. 2, 1971, aggravated rape of the young Baton Rouge General Medical Center nurse.

East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant District Attorney Dana Cummings told the judge that prosecutors were under no obligation to turn over to Jones’ attorneys the law enforcement reports of the Oct. 29, 1971,

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/courts/article_dce05b12-8f57-11e7-b42c-7fa6f5975763.html