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July 18, 2012

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Lulaine

This is a sad situation that happened to have a happy ending for the plaintiff. There is no way an amount could be put on his life but some kind of sizable award can possibly help. Hopefully the city can speed up his payment so he can try to move on with his life.

MARSHA MAINES

Considering city employee, non-attorney HEARSAY testimony is used in Virginia's secret family courts, whose local municipalities are then federally compensated via the use of fraudulent claims of "debt" manufactured to keep the debtor's prisons Open For Business to enrich Private Parties otherwise not Eligible for Claims, THIS IS TRULY A VICTORY for all HUMAN-kind...The Private Bar Members & King's soul-less "Esquires" will not like this EXPOSURE. Virginia's marionettes have jailed over 200,000 such people.

John Martin

As a former prosecutor at both the state and federal levels I sometimes feel as if I have stepped out of the looking glass, and, when gazing back, I see nothing but madness. A man spent 10 years in jail without legal justification and the government wants to deny him just compensation. Thank heaven for the (occasionally) independent judiciary.

Adamakis

o Singletary had served less than 8 years of a prison sentence of 9 to 27 for armed robbery, when paroled.
o On parole 5 years thence, he was arrested for a role in a murder of a man based at least partly on the statements of two people.
o Singletary was not indicted, charges were eventually dropped, but the D.C. Board of Parole, however, revoked Singletary’s parole based again partly on the statements, so he served 10 more years.

1. If he was denied due process, then find for the defendant and give a cash award—if necessary-- to victims of armed robbery.
2. If Singletary was denied medical care, this is a distinct offense against him, and he should be compensated appropriately per jury decision or settlement.
3. Isn't 17 years just about right for this armed robbery? Check the original case.

Adamakis

Perspective please: Parole is a gift. If the "abuse" done to him was that he was not allowed to get out early on parole but made to serve-out his sentence, then he was denied an indulgence rather than damaged.

James Klimaski

DC is going to appeal. Settlement, justice, compassion - words that are not in the vocabulary of the DC Attorney General's Office. Do they really think it is cost effective to keep taking these cases to trial all the time? Especially with the rampant discovery abuse they engage in.

Sandi Caldwell

I am in awe and bow deeply to Judge Jackson ! Brightest blessings go out to Mr. Singletary - may he live long and in peace !

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