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Philadelphia cop charged with roughing up Iraq vet who recorded his outburst with phone

A Philadelphia police officer was charged Wednesday in connection with an incident last year involving an Iraq War veteran. Officer Kevin Corcoran, 33, was patrolling Center City about 2 a.m. last March 31 when a group of pedestrians yelled that he had made an illegal turn. Corcoran, a nine-year veteran,…

WikiLeaks lawyer Leonard Weinglass dies

WASHINGTON – Leonard Weinglass, a lawyer who gained notoriety representing US left-wing activists including the Chicago Seven and Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg, has died at 78, his law associate said Thursday. Weinglass, who recently worked with the defense team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, died in his sleep Wednesday…

Mumia Abu-Jamal case back before appeals court

Rift causes longtime lawyer to quit Mumia Abu-Jamal case days before latest death row appeal The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy. Lawyer Robert R. Bryan stepped down…

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