innocent man, now free, spent 17 years behind bars!

Innocent man Danny Colon seeks $120 million in lawsuit against two NYPD detectives and Manhattan prosecutor

A scathing $120 million lawsuit accuses two police detectives and a Manhattan prosecutor of railroading an innocent man jailed for nearly two decades in a 1989 double homicide ordered by a murderous druglord.

Danny Colon, 48, seeks roughly $7 million for each of the 17 years he spent behind bars — a stretch that saw the wrongfully convicted man spend more than one-third of his life inside a cell.

“There’s no amount of money that could compensate for being in a cell for 17 years — especially because I didn’t know if I would ever come home,” Colon told the Daily News.

Colon’s conviction was “caused by the pervasive misconduct of New York City police detectives and the Manhattan district attorney’s office. . . . Defendants engaged in a continuous pattern of extreme and outrageous conduct directed at the plaintiff,” says the suit filed Wednesday.

The 57-page complaint details how an NYPD detective known as “Rambo” pushed the case against Colon, even though he was aware — and wrote as much in a memoir — that a drug dealer responsible for dozens of murders was behind the drive-by slayings.

The dealer, Daniel (Danny Green Eyes) Core, actually testified against Colon at his 1993 murder trial, the lawsuit said.

The stunning suit also accuses an assistant district attorney of knowingly allowing witnesses to commit perjury while withholding evidence that could have established Colon’s innocence.

Officials with the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined comment Wednesday.

Prosecutors cut a secret deal with one key witness to insure his cooperation by offering a lenient plea bargain, giving him a pass on weapons charges and relocating his grandparents to better city housing, the suit charges.

The witness then disappeared, only to resurface 11 years later and recant his testimony. Despite Anibel Vera’s 2004 change of heart, Colon spent another six years behind bars until he was freed on bail.

It took the district attorney another 15 months to decide not to retry Colon.

The suit filed by prominent Manhattan attorney Joel Rudin seeks $60 million in compensatory damages and another $60 million in punitive damages. The defendants are the city of New York, the city Housing Authority, the two detectives and five of their supervisors.

Colon said the suit was filed “so they won’t do this to other people in the future, and so I can have at least some compensation for what I suffered and lost from my life.”

Rudin won Colon’s freedom in a lengthy legal battle that started when Don Mattingly was playing first base for the Yankees and David Dinkins running City Hall.

Honour Killing: Shafilea Ahmed’s parent’s found guilty

Honour Killing: Shafilea Ahmed’s parent’s found guilty

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv818jlNW84&feature=autoplay&list=UUgXf_LgRVLJHfg7fG7pKYCQ&playnext=22

Shafilia’s sister’s testimony against her own parents: “I was next”

Source:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmYwAU1B2rE&feature=related

Mother changes her defense

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVKjqRTKUc8&feature=player_embedded#t=58s

united church of canada

United Church of Canada Leadership: Shepherds or what!!

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZc2Qsl1VrM&feature=autoplay&list=UUgXf_LgRVLJHfg7fG7pKYCQ&playnext=17

News: Trayvon Martin, Compulsory Arabic, Ted Kanzinski

News items covered in this video:

1. MSNBC pulling back on Trayvon Martin’s coverage after new evidence favorable to George Zimmerman!

2. Public elementary school in Manhattan requires learning Arabic for kids (grades 2-5, twice a week) because IT WILL SOON BE A GLOBAL LANGUAGE LIKE SPANISH OR FRENCH. Since it is a ‘choice school,’ the students are forced to attend.

3. Harward apologizes for publishing ted kazinski’s profile in their alumni update!

Occupation: Prisoner!.
Awards: 8 life sentences!

us ally pakistan calls it treason

 

This vide covers nypd survelience and an update on the doctor who helped CIA

GOP Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee,  expressed concern Wednesday about the extent of the Obama administration’s  efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor who was sent to prison in Pakistan for  treason after helping to find Usama bin Laden.

“This has been handled very poorly right from the time of the raid,” King  told FoxNews.com.

Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and  verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S.  commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief  in a May 2011 raid.

The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of  treachery by a supposed ally.

King, R-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his  DNA sampling.

“They put him out there,” said King, who made clear he didn’t know the exact  details about what, if anything, the administration may have done to get the  doctor out of Pakistan or otherwise protect him. “I’m focused on that they  disclosed his identity.”

A senior administration official on Thursday disputed the argument.

“If you go back to the first stories about the doctor’s alleged affiliation  with the U.S., it was clear Pakistani authorities leaked it to the press,” the  official said. “The Pakistanis found Dr. Afridi on their own There was no  attempt to disclose this individual’s name or association with the  operation. That defies logic. Identities of human sources are  sacrosanct in the intelligence community.”

The official also said there were efforts to protect Dr. Afridi both before  and after his arrest, but this official did not have an explanation as to why  they weren’t able to successfully protect him or remove him from the country  before he was arrested.

The first reference to Dr. Afridi appears to be in a July 2011 story in the  Guardian newspaper.

The doctor was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring  against the state — a verdict officials said is likely to further strain the  country’s relationship with Washington.

Senior U.S. officials have called for Dr. Afridi to be released, saying his  work served Pakistani and American interests.

“What Dr. Afridi did is the furthest thing from treason. It was a courageous,  heroic and patriotic act, which helped to locate the most wanted terrorist in  the world,” said Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., members of  the chamber’s Committee on Armed Services.

They also said Dr. Afridi’s actions were consistent with the multiple,  legally binding resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council, which  required member states to assist in bringing bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network  to justice. They also called upon the Pakistani government to pardon and release  Dr. Afridi immediately.

A senior U.S. official with knowledge of counter-terrorism operations against  Al Qaeda in Pakistan said the doctor was never asked to spy on  Pakistan.

“He was asked only to help locate Al Qaeda terrorists, who threaten Pakistan  and the U.S.,” the official told Fox News. “He helped save Pakistani and  American lives. His activities were not treasonous, they were heroic and  patriotic.”

But many Pakistani officials, especially those working for the country’s  powerful spy agency, do not see it that way.

“He was working for a foreign spy agency. We are looking after our national  interests,” said a Pakistani intelligence official, speaking on condition of  anonymity in line with the agency’s policy.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that the  administration has “regularly taken up” the issue of Dr. Afridi with Pakistan  and she expects “we will continue to.”

Afridi’s conviction comes at a sensitive time because the U.S. is already  frustrated by Pakistan’s refusal to reopen NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.  The supply routes were closed six months ago in retaliation for American air  strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Afridi was detained sometime after the May 2, 2011, raid, but the start of  his trial was never publicized.

The U.S. operation severely strained ties with Pakistan. The Pakistani  government kicked out U.S. military trainers and limited counter terrorism  cooperation with the CIA.

The relationship got even worse in November when the U.S. killed the 24  Pakistani soldiers at two posts along the Afghan border, an attack that  Washington said was an accident but the Pakistani army insisted was  deliberate.

Pakistan immediately retaliated by closing the NATO supply routes and kicking  the U.S. out of a base used by American drones. Before the attack, the U.S. and  other NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan shipped about 30 percent of their  nonlethal supplies through Pakistan. Since then, the coalition has used far more  expensive routes through Russia and Central Asia.

The U.S. has pressed Pakistan to reopen the supply line, but negotiations  have been hampered by Washington’s refusal to apologize for the attack and stop  drone strikes in the country as demanded by Pakistan’s parliament. Many  observers view the latter demand with skepticism because elements within  Pakistan’s government and military have supported the attacks in the past.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/23/gop-rep-king-says-obama-officials-disclosed-identity-jailed-pakistani-doctor/#ixzz1vsxgJQPH

 

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