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What happens to Bill Cosby now? D.A. to seek
a ´do-over´ retrial as soon as possible - as he
dismisses cost concerns, saying: ´You
can´t put a price tag on justice´

Daily Mail [UK], by Ariel Zilber, Laura Collins

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/17/2017 1:09:58 PM

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed Saturday to once again try Bill Cosby for sexual assault hours after a judge declared a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury. The 79-year-old disgraced actor was in court to hear the stunning news, bringing to an end a trial that lasted just six days and a defense that lasted just six minutes. But after 53 hours of deliberations the jury returned unable to reconcile the two very different scenarios placed before them by the prosecution and Cosby´s defense. Speaking at a press conference after the trial, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, whose promise to prosecute

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 6/17/2017 1:16:49 PM     (No. 11289579)

The "woman" in question looked more like a man to me.

Does Cos have some sort of man-woman thing going on? Is he attracted to Moochelle?

Hard to figure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 6/17/2017 1:19:50 PM     (No. 11289583)

The punishment for Cosby´s grave sins apparently includes the shame and mind-boggling tedium of spending the remainder of his old age on public trial.

There´s a multi-layered tragedy in there somewhere, probably several. But Lord have mercy...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 6/17/2017 1:30:56 PM     (No. 11289591)

The rest of his life is going to be miserable

Good. No more parties at "Hef´s" no more drugging strangely masculine looking women so you can " digitally " rape them.

Go ahead...go party with Eddie Murphy, you freaks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/17/2017 1:40:06 PM     (No. 11289601)

Cosby has spoken about the use of anesthetizing drugs on unsuspecting (and probably naïve) women as if it were the most normal thing in the world. Slip her a mickeyfinn (Quaaludes were a favorite ingredient of the cocktails) and her legs open. That´s not only sick, it´s rape. Haven´t heard of the jury breakdown yet, but there was apparent jury nullification going on. At least Cosby didn´t kill anybody like O.J. Being a formerly beloved, rich and famous defendant has its benefits.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady, 6/17/2017 1:56:25 PM     (No. 11289615)

Everyone in Hollyweird knew about this for years. But Bill Cosby was a hero to all lie-berals, so it was all "overlooked" (sort of like Bill Clinton).

That was because Bill was a roll model for how good and successful African Americans truly were (all based on his totally fictional character of Cliff Huxtable). We were supposed to ignore all the FBI crime statistics about black males, as well as the massively high percentage of babies born to single moms in the black community (with the black males only acting as sperm donors), and assume that all black males were actually Cliff Huxtable wanna-be´s.

But then he foolishly started attacking the lie-beral fantasy by calling on black men to actually be responsible, get jobs, take responsibility for their kids, etc, etc.

He strayed from the lie-beral plantation, and spoke the truth. He was a dead man walking from that point on. The lie-berals had to destroy him, and he gave them plenty of ammunition to do just that.

I GUARANTEE you that, if he had never started to attack the irresponsible and immoral actions of so many black males in this country, he would be spending his golden years as the same beloved fantasy character as he had for the last 30+ years.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 6/17/2017 1:57:13 PM     (No. 11289617)

That´s a man, baby.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tallgrass palms, 6/17/2017 3:03:24 PM     (No. 11289663)

Congratulations to DA Kevin Steele. The despicable Cosby is a serial rapist. Don´t give up and don´t let him get away with it. I can imagine the makeup of that jury--find another more educated and fair jurisdiction to retry.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jj1319, 6/17/2017 3:10:26 PM     (No. 11289666)

#5´s opening line is 100% correct. I´m not even a Hollywood "player" and I had known of the circulating stories. One has made a terrible error when even Al Sharpton won´t take your calls.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 6/17/2017 3:19:12 PM     (No. 11289669)

This was another case of a DA seeing a big celebrity trial as being his stepping stone to higher political office. Steele hasn´t accepted the fact that his shot at the big time has just slipped through his fingers. A retrial isn´t going to change that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shamus, 6/17/2017 3:26:54 PM     (No. 11289676)

There´s no reason to think another trial won´t end the same way.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kristen, 6/17/2017 3:55:46 PM     (No. 11289697)

The point was raised what type of women Cosby likes. I have seen interviews with scores of them, and there were many types. The one thing they had in common (except for one woman) is that they were white.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 6/17/2017 4:42:02 PM     (No. 11289724)

"You can´t put a price tag on justice"....spoken like a prosecutor who just lost a high-profile case and is looking for a place to land. Of course you can put a price tag on it. The price will be the D.A.´s job in the next election, when he loses again and the taxpayers wonder why he blew twice as much on one case as he should have.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/17/2017 5:14:53 PM     (No. 11289748)

Actually, we do put a price on justice, even prosecutors are evaluated and salaried. I hope Pennsylvania feels they are getting their money´s worth here.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suejeanne, 6/17/2017 5:29:57 PM     (No. 11289754)

Personally, as a woman and just as a plain old garden variety human being - I would feel MUCH safer if prosecutors would first prosecute all the DUI drivers that have killed people, put away the carjackers and liquor store robbers for a long, long time
and stop wasting taxpayer time/money.

With what seems to me an extraordinary increase in recent years of horrific crimes perpetrated against children and women, how many of those cases are properly prosecuted?

To Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom and all others of your ilk - what have you actually done to make life safer for women and children?

Meanwhile, all over our country, DUI deaths are left unprosecuted in many of the cases involving illegal aliens, gang violence as in the case of Jamiel Shaw´s son is not prosecuted because the assailant was an illegal alien -

a sweet grandmother and mother, Colleen Hufford was executed in her workplace in Oklahoma - beheaded - I think he is still awaiting trial.

Prioritize, everyone!




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Reply 15 - Posted by: ginadee, 6/17/2017 5:35:03 PM     (No. 11289759)

The way I see it is that the D.A. is going to retry the case with a NEW jury. Different people will have different views. Hopefully they won´t be star struck and find the dirty old man guilty. Some may think Cosby´s off the hook with the mistrial. I don´t think so. Thank heavens he can be retried. The point is, he wasn´t found guilty or innocent. The DA (state) is seeking one or the other verdicts.
It will be costly for the state as well as Cosby´s wallet. His wife is sounding off about the trial....she is probably more concerned about the $´S than the old geezer.
She knows what he´s been up to all these years. She´s heard the rumors. Cosby´s money was her source of comfort and she could possible lose a lot of it to lawyers. Oh the lawyers!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 6/17/2017 5:40:43 PM     (No. 11289766)

Why pick on the DA? I´d want him to retry this creep if I lived in PA. I hope Cosby is miserable the rest of his life, but he was quoted as saying he wanted to get back to entertaining. Seriously?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: greggojo, 6/17/2017 6:00:25 PM     (No. 11289790)

Cosby was a serial sexual predator. (So was Bill Clinton, btw). But the backstory of the case would seem to make it impossible to get a conviction. If the victim was upset about what no doubt happened, why did she continue to contact him? What woman calls a man who has already sexually abused her more than 70 times trying to get another date with him? But now, years later, she says that she wants the courts to prosecute him for violating her? This makes no sense.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pensom2, 6/17/2017 6:21:40 PM     (No. 11289803)

It´s about the money, #17. All these women are coming out of the woodwork complaining now about something they didn´t complain about for 30 years. They saw a couple of victims settle for a couple of million--why not try to do the same? They were all willing to submit to Cosby in return for future favors in show business.

Not saying that Cosby isn´t despicable, just saying that few of his victims have earned much sympathy. This particular accuser is the only one for whom the statute of limitations hadn´t run out. She´s going through criminal court. If Cosby is convicted in this criminal case, she´ll have paved the way for many, many costly Gloria Allred civil settlements.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/17/2017 7:53:00 PM     (No. 11289858)

#18, the alleged victim in this case already settled with Cosvy, several years ago, in a civil proceeding. The judge in thw civil proceeding sealed the record.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 6/17/2017 8:19:04 PM     (No. 11289873)

He´s guilty as sin, but to see that harridan lose is very refreshing.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: subal, 6/17/2017 8:43:55 PM     (No. 11289898)

Any one worth $400 mil that can´t get laid is a poor specimen of a male.
Even some one as ugly as cosby!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bdog, 6/18/2017 2:45:34 AM     (No. 11290055)

What was the jury split for the mistrial? That usually determines if a retrial is feasible.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: leonardo, 6/18/2017 3:13:32 AM     (No. 11290065)

What happens to Bill Cosby now?
Anonymous sources report that the Judge is considering locking Cosby AND all of his accusers in a small room ... the accusers will each be supplied with a straight razor... The victims will then have a new nickname for him: "Stubby". Book deals for the accusers and for Stubby will be substantial.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: anonymous, 6/18/2017 5:16:48 AM     (No. 11290080)

You can´t keep trying someone until you get a guilty verdict. The justice system doesn´t work that way. It would be a travesty if, in certain states, the law allowed for repeated trials until the prosecution succeeds- an outrageous travesty.

Mr Cosby, of course, is not a very nice person. His behavior was sleazy at minimum. If women went along with him to the Playboy mansion, you also have to question their standards too.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: gazela, 6/18/2017 11:36:16 AM     (No. 11290363)

Tosh. The whole business of being a prosecutor is a series of cost-benefit analyses--how best to allocate resources. One vital factor is the likelihood of getting a conviction, and a he-said-she-said case against a celebrity presents poor prospects of success.

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Associated Press, by Jim Salter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 2:29:44 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson

White House Correspondents Unhappy
With Limits on News Briefings

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New York Times, by Michael M. Grynbaum    Original Article
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The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press


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