#trial

  • Second ‘Vaughn Uprising’ Prison Revolt Trial Underway in Delaware

    January 17, 2019
    Wilmington, DE – On Monday January 14, opening arguments took place in the second trial of prisoners accused of involvement in a prisoner revolt at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on February 1, 2017. During the events that were quickly labeled the ‘Vaughn Uprising’,…...
  • Judge Approves Multiple Life Sentences For Neo-Nazi In Charlottesville Attack

    December 11, 2018
    Charlottesville, VA – James Alex Fields, who charged his car into a group of counter-protesters after the ‘Unite The Right’ rally, received a recommended multiple life sentence from a jury today. Last week, James Fields was found guilty on all charges, including first degree murder.…...
  • Neo-Nazi Convicted of Murder in Charlottesville Auto Attack

    December 9, 2018
    Charlottesville, VA – On Friday, December 7, 2018 in Charlottesville Circuit Court, jurors in Virginia found James Alex Fields guilty on all counts at the trial stemming from his arrest after the Unite The Right rally on August 12, 2017. After a white supremacist rally…...
  • Not Guilty: A Precedent of No Accountability in Border Patrol Shootings

    November 22, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – In an Arizona federal courthouse on Wednesday, November 21, Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz was declared not guilty of a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The jury will return on December 11 to…...
  • First Vaughn Prison Revolt Trial Begins

    October 23, 2018
    Wilmington, DE – On February 1, 2017, a prisoner uprising took place at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Over 100 inmates at the maximum security prison seized control of ‘Building C’ at the state Department of Corrections complex, taking several prison…...
  • Federal Prosecutors Drop Eight More Trump Inauguration Protest Cases

    June 13, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today eight more cases were dropped in the felony dragnet prosecution of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, 2017. Legal motions filed by prosecutors on Wednesday, June 13th, sought to dismiss cases against six defendants who had been scheduled…...
  • Second Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Ends In Acquittals/Mistrials

    June 7, 2018
    Washington, DC – The US government has again failed to secure convictions in its mass felony prosecution of anti-Trump protesters arrested during the presidential inauguration on January 20 (J20), 2017. After the first trial ended in full acquittals late last year, the second trial has…...
  • Judge Accepts Red Fawn Fallis Plea Agreement

    January 22, 2018
    Mandan, ND – On January 22nd, 2018, Red Fawn Fallis’s plea agreement was accepted by North Dakota Chief Judge Hovland. The agreement, made between her defense team and federal prosecutors, dropped the most serious charge of “discharge of a firearm in relation to a felony…...
  • #NoDAPL Water Protector ‘Rattler’ Takes Non-Cooperating Plea

    January 22, 2018
    Mandan, ND – On Sunday, January 21, the Water Protector Legal Collective announced that attorneys for water protector Michael Markus, known as Rattler, had reached a non-cooperating plea agreement with federal prosecutors. In the deal, Rattler agreed to plead guilty to one charge of Civil…...
  • DC Mayor, Police Refuse to Release Financial Records of Trump Inauguration Investigation

    January 17, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last month, on December 19, 2017, Unicorn Riot reporters filed a FOIA request for time cards submitted by Detective Greggory Pemberton during his work investigating people arrested at a protest against Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Both the DC…...