Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton PDF
By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton
Jennifer Thompson used to be raped at knifepoint through a guy who broke into her house whereas she slept. She was once capable of get away, and at last definitely pointed out Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she used to be mistaken— yet Jennifer's confident identity was once the compelling facts that positioned him in the back of bars. After 11 years, Ronald was once allowed to take a DNA try out that proved his innocence. He used to be published, after serving greater than a decade in felony for against the law he by no means devoted. years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face— and solid an not likely friendship that modified either one of their lives.
In their very own phrases, Jennifer and Ronald spread the harrowing info in their tragedy, and problem our rules of reminiscence and judgment whereas demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the therapeutic strength of forgiveness.
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Both offenses make it a separate crime for an individual to do anything that would make the government’s effort to convict that individual or anyone else of another substantive crime more difficult. Neither offense, however, requires that there actually be any underlying substantive criminal activity. One can be guilty of either offense without being guilty of anything else, as Martha Stewart’s recent convictions demonstrate. Stewart was convicted of both false statements and obstruction of justice in connection with statements she made to federal investigators during a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of 39 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW allegations of insider trading in shares of ImClone Systems Inc.
Stewart was convicted of both false statements and obstruction of justice in connection with statements she made to federal investigators during a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of 39 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW allegations of insider trading in shares of ImClone Systems Inc. stock. 64 Thus, these statutes empower prosecutors to go after not just criminals attempting to avoid detection and punishment, but anyone who interferes with a federal investigation, regardless of the reason.
Thus, in United States v. C. 54 This provision criminalizes the use of more than $10,000 of one’s own money, regardless of its source, once it has been commingled with illegal proceeds. 55 By thus making the otherwise innocent use of illegal proceeds a criminal offense in itself, the money laundering statutes expand the range of activities the government may investigate by an order 37 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW of magnitude and greatly facilitate the government’s ability to trace suspected criminal activity.
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton