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    A defiant state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson said this afternoon she is determined to run for re-election even in the face of corruption charges.

    Dianne Wilkerson vows to run for re-election - BostonHerald.com

    This is an interesting story.
    If there are any other state pols on the take, you can bet that good old
    Diane will toss them under the bus for a reduced sentence.

    Then again... I am sure she will want a jury of her peers.
    I just don't trust her peers to do the right thing.
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    Just like that other guy, US Congressman, found with $90 grand in his freezer. Said he "doesn't know how it got there". (!!!!!!!)

    The audacity of the scam. Absolutely no shame whatsoever. Not a whit.


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    Just like Senator Stevens of Alaska. Let's hope they're both defeated.
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    Why is that?
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    See OJ.

    This woman, along with losers like Ted Stevens, need to go away ASAP. They should be rolled over the coals by the people in their own party, and made examples of.
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    #87 Jersey

    Ahhh ... the old Buddy Cianci school of running again .... and again ... and again.
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    But, OJ Simpson was acquitted shortly before numerous LA cops were convicted of framing people. It was a totally different case and was really quite a few years ago. It seems to me you are generalizing about black juries based on one case that took place quite awhile ago. That strikes me as ignorant, but perhaps I'm misunderstanding you. Please explain.
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    I have visions of the OJ Jury leaving the court room after the verdict.
    Remember the juror that raised his arm above his head?
    He was not checking the wind.

    The good news.... this is Federal... not state.
    There will be no judge Maria Lopez in a federal court.

    The Federal judges are far better than state judges in enforcing
    sentence guidelines. There is also no "good time" in federal prison.
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    So, are you judging all juries in black communities by the OJ case? Does that apply to white cases? How about that case in Texas where a jury acquitted a millionaire of murdering and hacking up a wrestler? That was probably a white jury? I'm sure I can find other examples. Besides, in the case of OJ, it was not long after that the LA police dept was found guilty of framing numerous suspects, so the people of LA clearly felt the police were capable of framing OJ, and frankly, while I certainly think OJ was guilty, I suspect the glove was planted evidence.
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    I'm not generalizing about black juries. I simply answered your question about why someone might say that.
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    Fair enough (and nice save).
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    I have very little faith in jury's in general.
    Celeberities get off all the time when you know they are guilty.
    Robert Blake, OJ, Phil Spector "mistrial".

    A good lawyer can get anyone off.
    Wilkerson is not poor. She showed up at the house of Milena Del Valle
    after the women was killed in the ceiling collapse of a Big Dig tunnel.
    She received up to 30% Lawyers fee for the recommendation.
    The family received almost 40 million total. The Lawyer get's 1/3 (13 million)
    and Diane get's up to 30% of the 13 million (minus costs).
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    #87 Jersey

    Word is OJ took pills to hold fluid in his body so the glove would not fit.
    I don't think it was planted.
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    I think he spread his hand so it would not fit.. never heard the plant theory before.. anyways the doubts planted by Cochran was a very good defense, even though he was guilty.
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    If I recall correctly, the cop associated with the glove later made blatantly racist remarks, and associated with right wing extremists.
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    Please do not confuse Mark Fuhrman with the guy in the news.

    You know.....The presidential candidate who associates with racist people (Rev Wright) and racist beliefs (Black Liberation Theology). The same guy who is associated with left will extremists terrorists (William Ayers).

    Mark Fuhrman book Murder in Greenwich, he investigated the then-unsolved 1975 murder of Martha Moxley and presented his theory that the murderer was Michael Skakel, nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Senator Robert Kennedy, which helped to re-open the case. Skakel was subsequently convicted of murder in June 2002

    Skakel would never have been convicted without Fuhrman.
    The last thing we need is another Kennedy klan member getting away
    with murder.

    Thank you Mark Fuhrman !
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    Hopefully the state senate votes to expell her.

    No need of this kind of person in government for either party.
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    Lets wait till after the election and see how many of her peers still write her in on the ballot. Then we can decide on who is really making the ignorant statements...
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