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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman : 7/16/13

Marchers in Austin, TX at a demonstration following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, July 14, 2013.
Credit Flickr/Ann Harkness

Across the country, communities are continuing to react to Saturday’s acquittal of Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

On Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department said it is reviewing evidence in the case to determine whether federal criminal civil rights charges are warranted.

Today we want to hear your take on the verdict and whether George Zimmerman should face charges of racially motivated criminality. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Hudson Valley News
8:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Daniel Case

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban district attorney has asked a neighboring county to handle a child rape case because he is acquainted with the suspect.

Putnam County prosecutor Adam Levy said Thursday in an emailed statement that he knows 35-year-old Alexandru Hossu of Southeast. His spokeswoman would not elaborate, but The Journal News reported that Hossu is the district attorney's personal trainer.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Vermont Bill Weighs Sentencing Costs

A Senate committee is taking testimony on the bill that would require judges to consider the financial costs of possible sentences before imposing them.

Supporters say the intention is to improve results and save costs.

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WAMC News, North Country News
6:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Conviction Reversed on Procedural Error

A 33-year-old Newport, Vermont man has been freed by a court due to what a prosecutor called a procedural error in his 2003 conviction for sexual assault on a minor, but the state says it will still pursue the case.

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