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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He was not supposed to be back until Thursday, but President Trump’s Thursday afternoon may have been too much for Joe Scarborough as he returned to air a day early. The Morning Joe host beamed in to co-anchor his namesake show from what appeared to be a living room in Maine to denounce the Commander-in-Chief after the comments he made during his Trump Tower press conference on Tuesday. ´He has now officially become the president of the white nationalist movement,´ said Scarborough. ´The president has chosen sides, and it is very clear. Not only morally, but also politically.´ Scarborough then added: ´He has chosen
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is a marked man, according to news reports and sources inside the West Wing who see the nationalist Trump-whisperer´s political hourglass quickly losing sand. CBS News reported Monday night that the axe could fall as soon as Friday on the man credited with arranging the president´s marriage to millions of angry white working-class voters last year. The former Breitbart News executive chairman was once an equal partner in a ruling triumvirate of deputies that included Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. But Priebus´s star ran out of fuel last month. And his successor
North Korea´s leader has pulled back from a ordering missile strike just off the US territory of Guam but warned that he could still go ahead if Washington continues with "reckless actions" on the Korean peninsula. Kim Jong-un was briefed by military chiefs on its plans to create "enveloping fire" by setting off rockets into the waters a few miles off the American military hub in the Pacific. News agencies quoted him as saying he would observe the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order a test launch. His decision to hold fire - at
A Methodist pastor who has been Hillary Clinton’s minister for years plagiarized the writings of another minister in a new book, it was reported on Monday. Rev. Bill Shillady is the author of a new book, Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The book is based on emails that Shillady wrote to Clinton during the presidential campaign. Clinton even appears on the cover of the book and she even wrote a foreword praising the minister. While the book includes 11 pages of end notes crediting source material, Shillady fails to credit another source, a blog post by
Hillary Clinton´s personal pastor compared her treatment to the persecution of Jesus in a devotional sent to her during the Presidential campaign - and victor Donald Trump to the ´wicked´. The former Democratic candidate took comfort from the words of Rev Bill Shillady who told her that ´blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness´. Rev Shillady referred her to Matthew 5:10-12 which says that the reward for such ill treatment on Earth was going to Heaven when she died. The remarks were among the daily devotionals sent by Rev Shillady to Clinton during her failed campaign against Donald Trump. In the foreword
President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that he and his administration forcefully denounce the ´evil´ embodied by white supremacists and other bigoted hate groups whose weekend rally in Virginia left one woman dead and 20 others injured. ´Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,´ the president said at the White House. ´We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our
The only black member of President Trump´s American Manufacturing Council quit on Monday over the president´s response to the violence in Charlottesville, calling on American leaders to clearly reject ´expressions of hatred,bigotry and group supremacy.´ Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of the pharmaceutical giant Merck, bowed out of the board, saying it was a ´matter of personal conscience´ that he take a ´stand against intolerance and extremism.´ President Trump quickly hit back on Twitter, writing, ´Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President´s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!´
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci – also known as ´the Mooch´ – was critical of President Trump´s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ´With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out,´ Scaramucci told ABC News´ George Stephanopoulos during his first post-White House interview, airing Sunday morning on This Week. On Saturday, Trump condemned hate ´on many sides,´ which many, including a number of Republicans, interpreted as Trump equating the white supremacists with the counter-protesters, of which one was killed. ´I wouldn´t have recommended that statement,´ said Scaramucci, who held his White House position
A new report suggests the DNC hack, one of several that rocked the 2016 presidential election, was an inside job. According to The Nation, forensic experts and four former NSA employees claim to have new evidence that the Democratic National Committee hack happened locally with a memory key or other portable storage device. The experts speaking to The Nation argue the files were too large to have been transmitted over the internet, therefore they must have happened on site, by someone within the DNC. The Nation´s article reads: ´The volume of the supposedly hacked material and what is called the transfer rate
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced it through the Vatican, to shock and surprise. A poised Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands revealed it in a video uploaded to YouTube, and King Juan Carlos of Spain confirmed it by signing a parliamentary bill. Queen Elizabeth, however, has vowed that abdicate is something she will never do. Abdication is, after all, a dirty word in the corridors of Royal palaces, especially after the earthquake caused when her uncle Edward VIII quit the throne in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson. And there is no indication that that will ever change. Yet
President Donald Trump has condemned the violence taking place in Charlottesville Virginia amid a planned white nationalist rally. The president took to Twitter to denounce the white nationalists who stormed the city with tiki torches for a planned ´Unite the Right´ rally. ´We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for,´ he wrote. ´There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!´ ´Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad!´
A police officer, a songwriter and a surgeon who were blocked by on Twitter by Donald Trump are among a group suing the President. A lawsuit has been filed by seven Twitter users who have fallen foul of the commander-in-chief, plus the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. It has accused Trump of trying to ´suppress dissent´ after the seven criticized him on the social network. Legal papers state: ´In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, Defendants have excluded—“blocked”—Twitter users who have criticized the President or his policies. ´This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it.´
Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming that the two clashing groups were more “morally different universes.” “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. (Tweet) Romney was responding to Trump’s comments Tuesday that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. Trump drew fire for saying Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at the
Fox News´s Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his "disgusting" press conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier. "It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened," said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.” “It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life —
President Trump should have left well enough alone. His Monday denunciation of costumed sheet-wearers and Nazi wanna-bes could have cleared the way for Americans of all stripes to focus their outrage on things that matter more than presidential words. That would be the violence that is infecting our politics and the frightening acceptance of it as the new normal. But Trump’s defiance yesterday is sure to keep the media pot boiling over his rhetoric instead of an ominous reality. Namely, that real protestors don’t carry baseball bats, crowbars and mace. Yet Saturday’s bloody clash in Charlottesville showed that many on
The president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing has resigned from President Trump´s American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth business leader to do so. “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it´s the right thing for me to do,” Scott Paul tweeted Tuesday. (Snip) Paul´s exit comes amid backlash over the president´s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Paul is joining Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of major pharmaceutical company Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour; and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, who all resigned from the president’s
Some House Democrats renewed calls for Congress to impeach President Trump on Tuesday after he resorted to blaming "both sides´ for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups. "POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., in a tweet Tuesday night. "Time to invoke the 25th Amendment." (Tweet) Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., also called on Republicans to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump. "As we once again hear Donald J. Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of America. CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend. (Snip) Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately. “A fitting response to the deadly terror attack
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend´s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. ´We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,´ McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump´s claim on Tuesday that some ´very fine people´ were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell´s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend´s clash bore some responsibility for
Former RNC chair Michael Steele says there is no other conclusion to be drawn: President Donald Trump is a racist. Speaking on the Steele & Ungar show — which airs on Sirius XM’s POTUS channel — the former RNC head blasted Trump’s response to Charlottesville. “This playing to the – it’s not even baser instincts. This is just raw, ugly, racism and hatred,” Steele said. “What, for votes? And so this is the Frankenstein monster that’s been created from a campaign that gave license to that.” Co-host Rick Ungar mentioned that a listener sent him an email asking if Steele thinks Trump
In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier´s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare. In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she´s ready to tear down all of her city´s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. San Antonio lawmakers are looking ahead to removing a statue that many people wrongly assumed represented a famed Texas leader who died at the Alamo. Some people refused to wait. Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, used a rope to pull down the nearly century-old
Fox News viewers were livid after Dana Perino—long suspected to be someone, like Megyn Kelly, who cares more about the opinions of elites in New York and D.C. than Fox News’ viewers—smeared Breitbart News as a site for Nazis on Monday. It seems like the vapid Fox News host knows less about Breitbart News and the alt-right/new right than the Cuban Missile Crisis, which is saying quite a lot. Perino lashed out at President Donald Trump on The Five for allowing Nazis and the alt-right to seek “safe harbor under his wing” before adding that “the
A crowd of ignorant protesters pulled down a bronze Confederate statue that stood before a county government building in Durham, North Carolina — the angry national backlash to the Charlottesville brouhaha over the Robert E. Lee monument. This is not how civil societies operate. And yet this is what the left has brought, and now cheers. What’s next — burning books with offensive content? Burning books written by those who used to own slaves? At the very least, museums will have to go. The problem with revising history based on a standard of “feeling offensive” — as this anti-Confederate craze is rooted — is that someone,
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his “words are dividing Americans, not healing them” in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will “fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like