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Lying About Military Honors (10/21/2011)
The newest issue before the Supreme Court is to decide whether freedom of speech includes lying about military honors. According to the Stolen Valor Act, it is a crime to falsely claim to have earned medals for service in the armed forces, however, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the law last year citing the government cannot act as the "truth police" in the matter of a lie that causes no direct harm to anyone. The first individual to be indicted on the Stolen Valor Act was Xavier Alvarez back in 2007.
More Gacy Victims? (10/19/2011)
This morning, Terry Sullivan, along with Sam Amirante who defended Gacy during his trial, appeared on WGN morning news to discuss other potential Gacy victims in other states. Gacy admitted that he even could not recall the exact amount of his victims and was always very sly in his answering of this question. Cold cases are now being looked into to see if they match Gacy's receipts to determine if he was in the state at the time. Hopefully soon, families will finally have answers regarding their loved ones.
WGN News (10/18/2011)
Be sure to watch Terry Sullivan tomorrow on the early morning news as he continues his coverage of the Gacy developments.
Daily Herald Article (10/13/2011)
Today's article in the Daily Herald, "Who Are They?" focuses on the new efforts in the Gacy case to determine the identify of those unknown victims. Terry Sullivan was quoted saying that while it was sad that no one has come forward until now, he understands why families might not have wanted to face the publicity or have their family member linked to a homosexual serial killer. Terry states, "Or maybe they didn't want to face reality. They'd rather still have hope that the kid was going to show up as an adult, than actually find out that Gacy had him in his basement." These new efforts to identify the remaining 8 victims hopefully will put to rest the Gacy nightmare.
Be sure to check out Terry Sullivan tomorrow morning on WGN news at 7:30 am as he discusses the newest developments in the Gacy case.
Demarco Found Guilty of Rape (10/7/2011)
Demarco Whitley was found guilty of raping a 15 year old girl in Rolling Meadows last year. He now faces 16-60 years in prison which will be determined on November 1st at his next court date. Pierre Washington-Steel, the other man identified in this rape, was involved in a car accident with Whitley about 80 minutes after the incident allegedly occurred and died a few days later due to his injuries.
Amanda Knox Trial Outcome (10/4/2011)
After four years in prison, Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend have been cleared of all charges after a lengthy appeals process. The prosecution's case was blown apart after a court-ordered DNA review that discredited evidence that originally put these two away back in 2009.
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