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Brooklyn defendant, wrongly convicted of murder, released after 23 years

Eastern District Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis on Friday announced the release of William Lopez, a prisoner wrongly charged and subsequently convicted of a 1989 robbery and murder.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Eagle's legal correspondent enjoys historic inauguration day in Washington

It was chilly and crowded but, the sun was out, and the attending public was in Inauguration fervor. I had an official ticket (standing) and headed to the appropriate section around 8 a.m., three-and-a-half hours before the ceremonies began. … Full Article
 

Beyonce's Star-Spangled Banner!

Beyonce — an honorary Brooklynite! — closed Monday's inauguration with a powerful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Vice President Joe Biden is at left.  … Full Article
 
 

'Million Moms' for gun control march over Brooklyn Bridge this morning

One Million Moms for Gun Control plans to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall on Monday at 9:15 am, to call on Congress to take New York's lead and enact tough gun-control legislation. … Full Article
 

Child-abusing sex fiend Nechemya Weberman faces sentencing Tuesday as more victims are reported

Nechemya Weberman, an Hasidic religious counselor in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, will be sentenced in Brooklyn on Tuesday for sexually abusing a young Williamsburg girl for years, starting at age 12. … Full Article
 

Former Mayor Ed Koch hospitalized again

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (KAHCH') is back in the hospital for the third time in recent months. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn made him 'Stan the Man'; Stan Musial, 92, and Earl Weaver, 82, remembered

One was born in St. Louis, the other became a star there. Aside from that, Earl Weaver and Stan Musial were about as different as two Hall of Famers could be. … Full Article
 
 

Hundreds honor information activist Swartz

Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron Swartz called for changing computer-crime laws and the legal system itself. … Full Article
 

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