Brazil court rules Car Wash judge was biased in Lula case
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that former judge Sergio Moro was biased in the way he oversaw former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s corruption trial, providing vindication for the leftist leader who has long claimed political persecution. The decision further darkens the shadow over the reputation of Moro and the sweeping Car Wash corruption investigation he presided over for years. Leaked messages published by The Intercept Brasil in 2019 showed apparent collusion between Moro and Car Wash prosecutors during the process that ultimately jailed da Silva for corruption and money laundering. Da Silva is universally known as Lula in Brazil. The justices didn’t rule whether evidence gathered previously could be used when retrying da Silva’s other conviction, or in his other two unresolved criminal cases.
Police rescue mom, 4-year-old son stuck inside Brownstown car wash
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Rebecca Hodge said it was a normal trip to the Brownstown Automatic Car Wash on Telegraph Road. “I’ve used this car wash before,” Hodge said. Hodge said that’s when a part of the car wash machine allegedly slammed into her car. “We don’t often get calls to rescue people from car wash,” Watson said. Rebecca Hodge wanted to thank the two officers who helped her, Officers Camille Glidden and Erik Mott.
VIDEO: Police seek burglar after tools, cash stolen from Detroit car wash
DETROIT Police are asking for help identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a breaking and entering that that occurred on Detroits citys east side. According to authorities, just after midnight Sunday, someone broke into the car wash located in the 14600 block of East Jefferson Avenue, near Philip Street. Police said once the culprit cut the lock and chain off the back door, they took tools, an undisclosed amount of money and miscellaneous items from the location before leaving on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Brazil top court's ruling could free ex-President Da Silva
A supporter holds a doll depicting jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Brazil'sSupreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The decision could affect cases like that of Da Silva. Da Silva had been favored to win the 2018 presidential election, but his conviction prohibited him from running. Right-leaning protesters have used social media in recent weeks to attack justices who cast votes that could allow Da Silva to walk out of prison. In addition to Da Silva, Brazil's justice council estimates at least 4,895 prisoners stand to benefit from the decision.