Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Today on the show...

Pot smoking Mike Tyson wannabe...
Man jumps out of plane onto tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Airport
This clown is lucky he wasn't shot dead. I guess there was no Air Marshall on board.

plus...

DNA Frees Florida Man After More Than 24 Years in Jail

Alan Crotzer was freed Monday (January 23rd) after more than 24 years in a Florida jail after DNA testing and other evidence convicted prosecutors that he wasn't involved in the armored robbery, kidnapping and rapes for which he got a 130-year prison sentence. The 45-year-old Crotzer was freed with help from the Innocence Project, which uses DNA testing to exonerate wrongly-convicted inmates. The legal clinic says that DNA has been used to clear at least 172 people wrongly convicted of crimes in 31 states since 1989.

Crotzer and brothers Douglas and Corlenzo James were convicted of robbing a Tampa family in 1981, and Crotzer and Douglas James were additionally found guilty of kidnapping and raping a 38-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter. One of the victims picked Crotzer out of a line-up, and the group Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty says that an all-white jury convicted him after deliberating for one hour. Crotzer is black. Douglas James himself says Crotzer is innocent, and that he and his brother raped the woman and a childhood friend helped carry out the robbery.

Crotzer's attorney will seek compensation from the state, but Crotzer told AP, "There ain't no compensation for what they done to me." Still, he said, "But I'm not bitter."(How could you not be bitter?)

Do you think Crotzer is entitled to monetary compensation from the state of Florida?

plus...

Court rules home worship OK
County barred rabbi from holding services at his house

plus...

Bin Laden Threat Might Include Advanced Russian Missiles
By Sherrie Gossett CNSNews.com Staff Writer

one more...

NBC pulls the plug on 'Book of Daniel'
--WND Exclusive--

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