St. Thomas police rapped for shoddy legwork after anonymous drug tip

TORONTO — A man found with cocaine after an anonymous tip has had his drug-trafficking conviction quashed because police lacked grounds to arrest him in the first place. In entering an acquittal on Friday, Ontario’s top court faulted police in St. Thomas, Ont., for failing to do the basic legwork that could have justified the arrest and search of George […]

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Why the DA’s case against Weinstein was in trouble before it began

The criminal case against Harvey Weinstein was in trouble even before he was busted in May, with the lead prosecutor replaced following clashes with NYPD investigators — and even with one of his accusers, The Post has learned. Veteran sex-crimes prosecutor Maxine Rosenthal had been trying to go slow against Weinstein despite mounting public outrage over the barrage of #MeToo […]

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Unsealed letter reveals how Weinstein sex assault charge unraveled

In a stunning letter unsealed Thursday, Manhattan prosecutors disclosed serious credibility issues with one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers — and possible police misconduct. The Sept. 12 letter from Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon to defense lawyer Ben Brafman was filed under a protective order, which Justice James Burke lifted Thursday. On Feb. 2, Det. Nicholas DiGaudio interviewed a friend of […]

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John Sampson asks to ride with family to next court appearance

State senator-turned-federal inmate John Sampson had the gall Thursday to ask a judge if he could carpool with relatives to his next court appearance — instead of being transported by bus alongside his prison peers. “I don’t mean to impose, your honor,” a noticeably thinner Sampson said, addressing Chief Judge Dora Irizarry. “I’d have my relatives pick me up and […]

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Mum's heartbreaking tale of how secret courts took her baby away forever – as we reveal children are being ripped from parents in record numbers

But after an unimaginable sequence of events, her child was taken from her forever and she was thrust into a living nightmare. The mum-of-two is one of tens of thousands of parents who have had their children seized by social services using secretive court care orders. Parents up and down the country are facing agonising court battles each year against […]

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Court stops ‘Grand Theft Auto’ players from cheating

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software, the maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said help players cheat at the bestselling video game. Take-Two had accused David Zipperer of selling computer programs called Menyoo and Absolute that let users of the […]

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