Woodfox, who had originally been charged with murder , has maintained his innocence over the years. Twice he was tried for the officer's death but each time Woodfox's convictions were overturned. Woodfox had his first murder conviction overturned in 1992 on grounds he had received a poor defense. "They were targeted for organizing against segregation, inhumane working conditions and the systemic rape and sexual slavery inflicted on many imprisoned at Angola".
MSNBC and CNN had dueling town halls Wednesday night and MSNBC came in third. Among adults 25-54, CNN had 758k, Fox News was second with 393k and MSNBC registered 281k. Our long town hall nightmare shows no sign of ending. The town hall was moderated by "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. This first round featured Ted Cruz , Marco Rubio , and Ben Carson.
According to a statement, Woodfox, who was facing a third trial for the 1972 killing of prison guard Brent Miller , pleaded no contest Friday to lesser charges. "Today should also mark a pivotal new chapter in reforming the use of prolonged solitary confinement in USA prisons". Woodfox is the last of a group known as the Angola Three to be released from prison.
Some advocates believe that, as members of the prison's Black Panther party during the heightened civil rights climate in the early 1970s, the "Angola Three" were unjustly accused and convicted of Miller's death in an effort to ensure their silence and stem the activist movements they encouraged among the general prison population.
The US president mentioned Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) only once during his " Putin propping up Assad " answer, when he quite ironically said that Russia's actions " has not distracted us from continuing to focus on ISIL ". Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the urgent situation in Syria during a recent ministerial meeting in Rome, Italy. Russian Federation has long sought closer military coordination on Syria, and in Munich its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, immediately ...
A spokesman for the Vatican sought to ease tensions Friday, saying that the Pope's remarks were consistent with things he's said in the past. The pope responded by rebuking the Donald's campaign promise to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico.