Kerry Myers , an Fbi case agent in the Sami Al-arian
trial, took the stand today as an expert witness for
the Prosecution. And although the move was expected,
it raised eyebrows in the courtroom.
Judge James Moody gave two instructions on how jurors
should treat the testimony of FBI agent Kerry Myers.
Myers is an FBI Case Agent and also a Prosecution team
member, and Judge Moody told the jury they whatever
weight they see fit to Agent Myers testimony, the same
as any other wit...
When the Ford Amphitheatre opened last summer on the state fairgrounds near the intersection of I-4 and 301, and the concerts were so loud that residents a mile away complained they couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t sleep. The county soon found itself engaged in a legal battle to get Clear Channel, which has a 45 year contract to operate the amphitheatre, to turn down the music. The Hillsborough county Environmental protection commission filed one suit last year to stop the concerts, and two area residents f...
On Saturday nearly 30 groups came together in St. Petersburg's Fossil Park in a rally for Progressive Values. The main goal of the event was to build alliances between the groups so that they can work to support each other in the future. Groups took turns speaking, each explaining their groups' goals and current projects and inviting the crowd to join them in their efforts. About 100 people showed up to hear the speakers and to network with other groups. WMNF's Emily Reddy was there and s...
Rhone Frazier interviews Professor Mary Frances Berry. She teaches Legal History at the University of Pennsylvania, former head, served as Civil Rights Commisioner from 1980-2004. She currently has a book out: Black Resistance, White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America.
Sunday Forum host, Otis Anthony, leads discussion of the Dwight Chimurenga Waller campaign in District 6 - City Council.
Ã¢â¬ÅThe Last Refuge: One WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Glimpse of the Arctic National Wildlife RefugeÃ¢â¬?
Diane Mason, filmmaker with her daughter, Ann. Ann Mason visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time when she was 15 and vowed then to return. 15 years later she and her mother returned Ã¢â¬â video camera in tow. Ã¢â¬ÅIt is very possible that no human has stepped where youÃ¢â¬â¢ve stepped.Ã¢â¬? The film captures the quiet beauty and vastness of a region that is lar...
NARAL Pro-Choice America. Gen Ray, Operations Director forNARAL Pro-Choice America talked with us about questions we should ask John G Roberts. NARAL was very disappointed with President Bush's choice for a nominee. His record indicates that he is definitely anti-choice. We have a right to know his views. Roe v. Wade and reproductive freedom? Right to privacy? Federalism and states rights? Environment? Endangered species? Individual rights? Gay rights? Prayer in school? Separatio...
Ã¢â¬ÅThe Self Made ManÃ¢â¬?
Susan Stern, filmmaker. The filmmaker will discuss her father Ã¢â¬â a self-made man who was one of the pioneers with solar energy Ã¢â¬â who made decisions regarding the end of his life. In the film she raises issues we all will have to face.
Susan discussed her father's decision to end his life when he learns he has two very serious, life and quality of life threatening illnesses. She discussed the issues of a person losing independence as they ag...
Ã¢â¬ÅDiscrimination in Hillsborough CountyÃ¢â¬?
Vonn New, Equality Florida. Discussion of the latest county commission meeting where commisioners refused to extend the comment period by constituents. Voted to uphold the ban. Equality Florida is working to remain positive and take the high ground while working to change these actions and hold the commissioners accountable.
For more information see www.eqfl.org.
More than 100,000 police officers nationwide reportedly carry Tasers. The devices, which firing a pair of pronged darts that latch onto clothing or skin and send a 50,000 volt causing the victims to collapse, are used by more than 180 police agencies in Florida and by more than 7,000 law enforcement agencies nationally. This week the city of st Petersburg police department announced they have decided to use Tasers. On Tuesday, Tarpon Springs city commissioners announced they have decided on...