Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 2/19
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The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.
Juror #4 in the so-called “loud music trial told ABC News she wanted a murder conviction for Michael Dunn; however, a few other jurors believe the Florida man acted in self-defense, which caused the deadlock. She believe he Dunn “got away with murder.”
A nationwide push by prosecutors and law enforcement to re-examine possible wrongful convictions has led to a record number of exonerations. Now, new legislation could make it easier for those who have been wrongfully convicted in New York State to seek damages.
Canada’s team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse are again queens of Olympic women’s bobsledding, rallying past the U.S. duo of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams on Wednesday night to win gold at the Sochi Games. It’s the second straight Olympic title for Humphries and Moyse, and it wasn’t decided until the final moment of the competition — then only by a tenth of a second.
The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement are responsible, according to recently released documents.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accused of knocking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious at an Atlantic City casino over the weekend. Video showing the aftermath was obtained and released by TMZ. Both Rice and Palmer were arrested following the domestic altercation and the incident will be reviewed by the NFL.
The award-winning singer and actress is set to star as a special guest vocalist in the Broadway musical After Midnight. Williams will play in performances from April 1 through May 11, 2014. For more information, click here.