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BUSINESS
October 29, 2006
Regarding "Verdict against Lay is erased," Oct. 18: Our laws say that a person is innocent until proved guilty. The late Kenneth L. Lay was proved guilty by a jury of his peers. Therefore, it seems to me that now he is guilty until proved innocent. Julian Keithahn San Juan Capistrano
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1986
The heartbeat quickens. The throat tightens. The tears come. I'm reacting to the news of the U.S. attack on Libya. We have become that which we loathe and fear. Terrorists kill innocent people. We kill innocent people. God help us, I fail to see the difference. SKIP PEDIGO Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991
In the U.S. you are innocent until proven guilty. But in Senate confirmation hearings, you are guilty until proven innocent--especially if you have been nominated by a Republican President. ARTHUR MARX, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990
Fein's column is specious, if not a classic example of newspeak. Dreyfus was innocent; North, by his own admission, was guilty. DAVID M. SHERR Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1992
What an ironic abuse of terms in the headline, "The Rescue of Roe vs. Wade!" Rescuing has to do with saving lives. Abortion consists in destroying lives--innocent human lives! RALPH WEISHAAR Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1986
Your article on the anniversary of the Miranda decision overly concerned itself with the effect of Miranda on convictions of those who have committed crimes. We must never forget that the true importance of Miranda and the Fifth Amendment is the protection of the rights of the innocent. Without the Miranda warnings, the very true danger exists that the innocent, in a frightening environment and under intense questioning by experienced policemen, will break down and admit to committing crimes they did not commit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
In reading about the NRA's idea of a really fun gun social club in the heart of Times Square (May 20) we recalled a Victor Talking Machine record by Will Rogers made in 1921. The title: "Timely Topics." "Never a day passes in New York without some innocent bystander getting shot. You just stand around this town long enough, and be innocent, and somebody's gonna shoot you. One day there were four shot. That's the best shooting ever done in this town. Hard to find four innocent people in New York . . . even if you don't stop to shoot them.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1989
Mulheren Pleads Innocent: Former Wall Street trader John A. Mulheren Jr. pleaded innocent to charges that he assisted the securities fraud schemes of Ivan F. Boesky, the jailed stock speculator he is accused of plotting to kill. Mulheren, 39, of Rumson, N.J., was arraigned before a federal magistrate in Manhattan on a 42-count indictment handed down last week. Mulheren was charged with manipulating the price of Gulf & Western Inc. common stock at Boesky's request and arranging a series of sham stock transactions to help Boesky companies evade taxes and circumvent securities laws.
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