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Former lawyer who called for seizure of power in Ukraine placed under 24-hour house arrest

The Solomianskyi District Court in Kyiv, ruling at a hearing on 15 September, placed a former lawyer under 24-hour house arrest for two months, who, according to the investigation, discredited the higher military and political leadership of Ukraine and called for a violent change of power.

Source: Hromadske, citing sources in law enforcement agencies

Details: The court also ordered the former lawyer to wear an electronic tag.

Hromadske’s source in law enforcement says that this is Serhii Kryzhanivskyi, founder of the Kryzhanivskyi and Partners law firm and creator of the Serhii Kryzhanivskyi LIVE YouTube channel.

A significant number of the videos on his YouTube channel, which has more than 120,000 subscribers, are about the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrii Yermak, whom the former lawyer called “a Lieutenant General of the FSB of Russia.”

The Security Service of Ukraine investigators served Kryzhanivski with a notice of suspicion under Art. 109.2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – public calls for violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order or for the seizure of state power, as well as distribution of materials calling for such actions.

The article provides for sanction in the form of restriction of liberty for a term of up to three years or imprisonment for the same term, with or without confiscation of property.


On 14 September, the Security Service of Ukraine announced that it had exposed a former lawyer in Kyiv who, on his YouTube channel, tried to discredit the top military and political leadership of Ukraine and incited citizens to commit violent actions to overthrow the constitutional order in Ukraine.  It was established that the suspect’s “video messages” were immediately posted by Russian online resources, including Wagner Telegram channels.

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Why Trump lawyer took his indictment lies to MSNBC’s Ari Melber

On Tuesday night, in a striking bit of cable news programming, MSNBC host Ari Melber invited Trump attorney Joe Tacopina to the studio to defend his famous client, who may be about to be indicted by one (or more) prosecutors. The segment featured a lot of excuses, and some clearly flawed logic. Tacopina notably argued that Trump’s lies about the Stormy Daniels hush payment weren’t actually lies for at least two reasons: first, because the former president wasn’t under oath when he said them, and second, because he didn’t want to violate a confidentiality clause.

You can’t really blame Trump’s attorney. Prosecutors get to select and curate the facts they take — or don’t take — to trial.

You can’t really blame Trump’s attorney. Prosecutors get to select and curate the facts they take — or don’t take — to trial. Defense attorneys don’t get to pick their facts. They often have to take the facts as they are, and figure out what to do about them on the fly.

That may also answer the obvious question of why Tacopina decided to do a live TV hit in the first place, and try to thread this very tricky needle. The answer? It probably wasn’t his choice. His mission was likely to explain away Trump’s lies while also preemptively undermining the accusations in New York and Georgia.

Did he succeed? Maybe a little, but not because he successfully rebutted any main prosecutorial arguments. Instead, it may have helped distract from the primary issue: whether Trump did anything worthy of prosecution by the New York County DA’s Office.

Distraction and deflection is a good strategy when you have a client that is hard to defend: state a general truth and hope that most of the people listening follow it like a salmon

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Uvalde DA fights release of records against families’ wishes

Uvalde’s district attorney has joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in fighting the release of public records related to last year’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, arguing that all of the families who lost children want them withheld. But attorneys for a vast majority of the families are refuting that claim, saying that the information should be made public.

“These Uvalde families fundamentally deserve the opportunity to gain the most complete factual picture possible of what happened to their children,” wrote Brent Ryan Walker, one of the attorneys who represents the parents of 16 deceased children and one who survived, in a court affidavit filed Tuesday evening.

Numerous news organizations, including The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, are suing DPS for records that could provide a more complete picture of law enforcement’s response to the shooting, which left 19 students and two teachers dead in the border community.

The state’s top police agency has refused to release records, including incident reports, internal communications, ballistic reports and body-camera footage.

Last week, Uvalde District Attorney Christina Mitchell supported DPS’ position in a court filing. Disclosing such records could jeopardize any criminal charges Mitchell may seek in response to an investigation by the Texas Rangers, her office wrote.

Mitchell did not respond to multiple requests for comment. She previously told the Tribune that “every adult that was in that building is going to be looked at,” including law enforcement officials. She has not clarified whether she plans to pursue prosecutions.

Attorneys for the coalition of news organizations argued that DPS is required to show how releasing records could harm its investigation. The agency, attorneys wrote, has not provided that explanation but instead asserted that Mitchell has “unlimited power” to unilaterally decide what information should be withheld. DPS officials did not respond to

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Gainesville attorney and former law enforcement officer launch campaigns for state House District 22 seats

A former Alachua County commissioner and a former law enforcement officer, both Republicans, have filed to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 22 seat.

Raemi Eagle-Glenn was the first candidate to throw her name in the ring with the hope of replacing Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, who is term-limited.

The 43-year-old Gainesville attorney is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association and sister to Dane Eagle, who previously served in the governor’s administration as secretary for the Department of Economic Opportunity.

“As a constitutional conservative, I will always stand up for the values ​​we hold dear − protecting free markets from government interference, defending our children in the classroom, empowering parents to have greater control of their child’s future, and defending our state from the failures of the federal government,” she said in a statement. “Working with Gov. DeSantis, we will continue to make Florida the greatest state in the country.”

Gainesville attorney Raemi Eagle-Glenn, candidate for state House District 22.

Gainesville attorney Raemi Eagle-Glenn, candidate for state House District 22.

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Eagle-Glenn first moved to Gainesville in 2008 to attend the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. When not working as a solo practitioner, she has been an active vocal leader for the local Republican party, serving as a state committee woman. On social media, she has described herself as “ULTRA MAGA” and spoken out against COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates.

last year, Eagle-Glenn was appointed to the Alachua County Commission by Gov. Ron DeSantis following the resignation of Mary Alford. An investigation from The Gainesville Sun found Alford did not live in her district at the time of her 2020 win over Eagle-Glenn, as required by law. The two ran

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Tire Nichols’ death must galvanize efforts to reform police, attorney says

Jan 29 (Reuters) – The attorney representing the family of Tyre Nichols, the Black man who was fatally beaten by Memphis police officers, called on Sunday for the US Congress to pass police legislation reform, and said Nichols’ mother hoped the tragedy could lead to a “greater good.”

“Shame on us if we don’t use his tragic death to finally get the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed,” Ben Crump told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

All five officers are scheduled to appear for a bond arrangement on Feb. 17 at 9 am in front of Judge James Jones of the Shelby County criminal court, court records show.

Crump said he and the Nichols family had spoken with President Joe Biden on Friday and urged him to use Nichols’ death to galvanize support for the act’s passage.

Nichols’ mother was coping with her son’s death by believing he was destined to change the world, Crump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

“She believes in her heart Tire was sent here for an assignment and that there is going to be greater good that comes from this tragedy.”

The “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act” was introduced in 2021 after George Floyd died when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes, sparking worldwide protests over racial injustice.

The bill, which aims to stop aggressive law enforcement tactics, passed the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives in 2021 but stalled in the Senate. Biden on Thursday called on Congress to send the legislation to his desk.

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Georgia Attorney General wants sweeping indictment targeting protestors at APD training facility

for months, Channel 2 Action News has been reporting on protestors taking aim at a proposed Atlanta police training facility in DeKalb County.

Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne has learned that Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr wants to obtain a sweeping indictment against many suspected domestic terrorists targeting the facility.

“This is not Oregon. We are not Washington or New York or California. We’re Georgia. Do not come to our state and engage in violence against our citizens, against our law enforcement or breaking our laws. It will not be tolerated. You will be charged, and we will not stop until we make sure that everybody that’s been a part of this has been held accountable,” Carr said.

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On Wednesday, seven protestors were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism after a raid that left a GSP trooper hospitalized and the man who shot him dead. None of them were from Georgia.

Six others were arrested in December and charged with domestic terrorism. All but one of them were from outside the state of Georgia.

Carr said his office and is working along DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston’s office to move forward on an indictment.

The attorney general says he was in the nearby command center as law enforcement began clearing protestors out of the area and a trooper was shot and the accused shooter killed in return fire.


“It was infuriating, absolutely infuriating. And when you’re there with individuals, law enforcement, that you’re asking to do a job, and then one of those individuals isn’t going to go home to their family because of this act of violence, it’s very, very difficult ,” Carr said.

Winne learned that Carr and DA

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University of Idaho homicide suspect may be extradited Tuesday


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The recently arrested suspect in the Moscow quadruple homicide has been sitting in a jail more than 2,500 miles from where the University of Idaho students were killed on Nov. 13.

But that could change as early as Tuesday night, according to his lawyer in Pennsylvania.

Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old graduate student studying criminology at Washington State University, was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police at about 1:45 am Friday at a home in Chestnuthill Township. A prosecutor told The New York Times it was the home of Kohberger’s parents.

Police placed him in the Monroe County Correctional Facility, and an extradition hearing is planned for Tuesday at 1:30 pm Mountain time.

Jason LaBar, the chief public defender in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, and the attorney representing Kohberger there, told the Idaho Statesman on Saturday that Kohberger is “eager to be exonerated” and plans to waive his extradition rights during the hearing.

Under Pennsylvania law, defendants have a right to a separate hearing to determine whether there are legal grounds for extradition.

It was an “easy decision” to waive the hearing since it would be easy for the state to argue that it had the right to extradite Kohberger, LaBar told CNN.

“It’s a procedural issue, and really all the commonwealth here has to prove is that he resembles or is the person who the arrest warrant was out for and that he was in the area at the time of the crime,” LaBar told CNN.

Kohberger faces four first-degree murder charges in Idaho, according to Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson, in the fatal stabbings of Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, and

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Gabby Petito’s parents seek to include Brian Laundrie’s family lawyer in lawsuit

The parents of Gabby Petito, the Blue Point native whose 2021 disappearance and homicide while on a cross-country road trip with her fiance captured national attention, have asked a Florida judge to add a Long Island attorney as a defendant to their lawsuit against the parents of their daughter’s admitted killer.

A motion filed in Sarasota County, Florida, on Tuesday seeks to add East Islip-based attorney Steven Bertolino, who represents the parents of Petito’s confessed killer and ex-fiance Brian Laundrie, to the pending legal action.

The accompanying amended complaint alleges that Bertolino was aware that Laundrie had killed Petito but issued public statements that gave the impression Petito could still be alive, including one on Sept. 14, 2021, that stated: “On behalf of the Laundry family, it is our hope that the search for Ms. Petito is successful and that Ms. Petito is reunited with his family.”

But Bertolino said Laundrie was “grieving” when he left his Florida home on Sept. 13, 2021 — the day before Bertolino released the statement expressing hope he would be found alive — according to comments he made in a televised interview later that year.

Laundrie died by suicide.

“It is believed that at the time the Sept. 14, 2021 a statement was issued, the Laundries and Steven Bertolino knew that Gabby Petito was dead, and that under those circumstances, the statement was insensitive, coldhearted and outrageous,” said Patrick J. Reilly, the Venice, Florida-based attorney for Petito’s parents, Nichole Schmidt and Joseph Petito.

Bertolino, who called the lawsuit “baseless” when it was first filed, did not respond Tuesday to a message seeking comment.

The judge in this case has not ruled on the request to add Bertolino as a defendant but previously called Bertolino’s Sept. 14, 2021, statement “objectively outrageous” in rejecting an

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Oregon Measure 114 delay would lead to ‘unnecessary deaths,’ the attorney general argues

Oregon’s attorney general argued in court papers Wednesday that any court-ordered delay of gun control Measure 114 would result in more unnecessary deaths and forestall steps “to reduce the risk of a massacre” in the state.

The recent voter-approved measure, set to take effect Dec. 8, will ban the sale, transfer or manufacture of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, require a permit to purchase a gun and only allow a gun to be sold or transferred once a criminal background check is completed.

The new regulations, narrowly approved by 50.7% of votersare designed to reduce mass shootings, suicides and homicides.

The Oregon Firearms Federation, joined by three county sheriffs and two gun store owners in Keizer and Pendleton, last week filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction to bar Measure 114 from becoming law, arguing its requirements violate their Second Amendment right to bear arms, as well as their due process rights.

The federation’s suit was the first court challenge to Oregon’s new gun control measure. A second lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, two firearms dealers and one gun owner.

US District Judge Karin J. Immergut has scheduled a hearing at 10 am Friday on the firearms federation‘s emergency motion, six days before the measure is scheduled to go into effect.

The gun owners and three sheriffs have argued that magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are commonly used for self-defense, and without them, law-abiding gun owners will be at a tactical disadvantage when confronting criminals.

The attorney general’s office, in its responseargued that large-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are not “arms” protected by the Second Amendment and the state’s new requirement for a permit to purchase a gun will

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