Ira. Legal news and articles for March 18 - 21, 2012

The Needle: Heroin Heroine EditionThe Anatomy of Media Bias: Trayvon Martin, Mike Daisey, and the PressConvicted arsonist receives 10 more years for probation violationChris Maluszynski/Moment/ReduxBritish state injustice—their brutality, our resistanceMarch 20, 2012: Today in Weird HistoryIs Ira Glass getting a pass on his Mike Daisey gatekeeping failures?I made the list, but I can't say I'm happy about itCRIME LOG, March 20The “Greater Truth” DefenseLying to lots of people is very riskyCiaran HanlonCapital PunishmentCrime logO'Malley also refutes claim against Lynch

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ALEX KANE: Too late for IRA to rewrite history
Belfast NewsletterMarch 5, 2012

They want something which allows them to present their crimes as 'justifiable': something that allows them to portray themselves as victims of circumstance. Mr Bothwell says of some IRA terrorists: “They would like closure. They would like to deal with ...more »

Preview calendar: Theater and auditions for March 8-14
North County TimesMarch 8, 2012

"Crime Pay$" ---- Mystery Cafe Dinner Theatre presents a fast-paced mystery-comedy about a series of murders that take place on the set of a TV game show, where the contestants are Las Vegas crime families; 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays; runs indefinitely ...more »

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The Needle: Heroin Heroine Edition
Washington City Paper (blog)March 21, 2012

While we're looking forward to a play called The Man Who Lied To Ira Glass, Daisey is on track to perform at Woolly Mammoth Theatre after being booked there for his now-exposed-as-fake monologue about working conditions in Apple's factories in China.more »

The Anatomy of Media Bias: Trayvon Martin, Mike Daisey, and the Press
The AtlanticMarch 21, 2012

It's still undeniably the case that there have been underage workers employed by Apple suppliers: The company itself reports identifying 91 in an audit conducted in 2010, the year Daisey visited China. Thus, some argue, even if Daisey lied, ...more »

Convicted arsonist receives 10 more years for probation violation
Culpeper Star ExponentMarch 21, 2012

Judge Donald M. Haddock sentenced Russell Francis Zuch, 54, to five years each for committing a new crime while on supervised probation from his 2005 arson and breaking and entering charges. In summarizing the case, Culpeper Commonwealth's Assistant ...more »

Chris Maluszynski/Moment/Redux
The AtlanticMarch 20, 2012

Nowadays, to attempt a critical investigation of the work of Philip Roth is to put oneself in the humiliating position of the flatfoot arriving at the scene of the crime only to discover that, yet again, he's been beaten to it by the private eye, ...more »

British state injustice—their brutality, our resistance
Socialistworker.co.ukMarch 20, 2012

The message is that if you are poor, black, Irish or Muslim, you can be imprisoned for a crime you didn't commit—or end up dead. And the only way to get to the truth is to fight for it. Earlier this month, a meeting organised by the RMT transport ...more »

March 20, 2012: Today in Weird History
DBKP - Death By 1000 PapercutsMarch 20, 2012

By Mondoreb 2003 A subdued Saddam Hussein appeared on state-run television after the initial US air strike on Baghdad, accusing the United States of a “shameful crime” and urging his people to “draw your sword” against the invaders.more »

Is Ira Glass getting a pass on his Mike Daisey gatekeeping failures?
Baltimore Sun (blog)March 20, 2012

Feeling bad after the crime isn't enough. In fact, talking about your feelings and beating up the lying liar who lied the way Glass did without offering some specific actions to try and make sure you never let it happen again is more about performance ...more »

I made the list, but I can't say I'm happy about it
LifesiteMarch 20, 2012

The IRA was threatened by the work of Prison Fellowship there, because we were reconciling Catholic and Protestant prisoners in the midst of a very hot war euphemistically called “the Troubles.” In fact, when Patty and I arrived in Belfast, ...more »

CRIME LOG, March 20
Durham Herald SunMarch 20, 2012

The other man is Ira Franklin Torain, 74, who suffers from dementia. Police said Monday morning that he was still missing, but reported later in the day that was found. They provided no other details. DURHAM – Virgil L. Bond, 46, of Weaver Street, ...more »

The “Greater Truth” Defense
American Journalism ReviewMarch 19, 2012

Daisey got into trouble when he left the safer confines of the theater and took his act to Ira Glass' acclaimed public radio show, "This American Life." Many of the details Daisey offered up unraveled rapidly under the aggressive scrutiny of ...more »

Lying to lots of people is very risky
The Economist (blog)March 19, 2012

It's full of moments so humiliating that if it weren't for the fact that host Ira Glass himself was the person Mr Daisey had betrayed, it would have seemed exploitative to linger on them. Perhaps journalists are especially sensitive to the pain of ...more »

Ciaran Hanlon
Herald.ieMarch 19, 2012

Burly hardman Hanlon -- who is closely linked to Andrew Noonan, the son of former IRA man John Noonan -- has been causing major headaches for rival criminals and gardai. Sources say that Hanlon, from Kilcarrig Crescent in Tallaght, is suspected of ...more »

Capital Punishment
Sunday WorldMarch 19, 2012

It is a popular area for dog walking but Ravensdale forest also has a long association with crime and terrorism. The area has been used for years by provisional IRA as a training ground and by criminals due to its remoteness and proximity to the border ...more »

Crime log
Durham Herald SunMarch 18, 2012

Police are also investigating the disappearance of Ira Franklin Torain, who is 74 years old and suffering from dementia. Torain is a black male, 5'3” tall, approximately 130 pounds, balding with gray hair. He was wearing a Carolina hat, a gray jacket, ...more »

O'Malley also refutes claim against Lynch
Irish IndependentMarch 18, 2012

I know exactly what Jack Lynch thought of the Official and the Provisional IRAs and of Saor Eire. We discussed these matters many times. He was implacably opposed to their activities and frustrated by the failure at times to convict them for crimes...more »

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