February 2018 archive

Feb 21

Juvy Amarela And Junard Racho Acquitted Because ‘Woman’s Honor’ Is Outdated Concept A Woman Won’t Lie About Rape

Philippines Supreme Court Justice Samuel Martires who wrote the ruling overturning the ‘woman’s honor’ doctrine, in Philippines Vs. Juvy D. Amarela and Junard G. Racho, G.R. Nos. 225642-43 (Phil. Sup. Ct., Third Div, Jan. 17, 2018).

The 58-year-old precedent that a reputable ‘woman’s honor’ prevents her from lying about being raped was overturned by the Philippines Supreme Court on January 18, 2018. The Supreme Court acquitted Juvy Amarela and Junard Racho who were convicted in 2012 of raping a woman in Davao City in separate incidents that allegedly occurred hours apart …

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Feb 18

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien Convicted Of Mortgage Fraud Scheme In Chicago

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien in her judges chambers(ABS-CBN News)

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien was convicted on February 15, 2018 of bank and mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. O’Brien’s federal prosecution was based on her scheme to defraud several mortgage lenders of $1.4 million from which she pocketed $325,000. O’Brien will lose her $198,075 per year position as …

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Feb 16

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Reneges On State’s Agreement To Pay $6.9 Million Compensation For George Allen Jr.’s Wrongful Imprisonment

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Kansas City Star)

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has reneged on the state’s agreement to pay half of the $13,825,000 settlement in December 2017, of George Allen Jr.’s federal civil rights lawsuit for his almost 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. Allen filed his lawsuit in 2014 after his convictions were overturned for a murder and rape committed in …

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Feb 13

South Korean Court Awards Compensation To Women Pressured To Work As Prostitutes At U.S. Taxpayer Funded Sex Camps

South Korean ‘comfort girl’ prostitutes with U.S. soldier

On February 8, 2018 a South Korean court awarded compensation to 117 women who were pressured to work as prostitutes in government supervised sex camps next to U.S. military bases. It was the first time the South Korean government has been ordered to pay compensation to women who worked in brothels in the sex camps. …

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Feb 08

Tammy Louise Lysaght Cleared Of 2010 Assault Of Her Daughter After Ex-Boyfriend Confesses

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth (Dept of Health website)

The conviction of Tammy Louise Lysaght for the aggravated assault of her 16-month-old daughter in 2010 in Perth, Australia was quashed on February 7, 2018. Lysaght had appealed her 2011 conviction based on the confession of her then live-in boyfriend, Robert Edward Dacey, in a Facebook post in 2016 and then to police, that he …

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Feb 03

John C. Riesbeck Cleared Of Rape On Appeal Because His Jury Was Stacked With Radical Feminists

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) (Coast Guard photo)

John C. Riesbeck’s convictions related to an alleged rape in 2010 were vacated on January 23, 2018 by The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. To ensure Riesbeck’s conviction the Coast Guard deliberately stacked his jury with female sexual assault victim advocates. The Court ruled: “Yet the error in this case is …

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