Following the announcement, an anonymous juror identified as “Grand Juror #1” by attorney Kevin Glogower said that the grand jury not only disagreed that certain actions taken by the police that night were justified, but that it was never given the opportunity to indict any officer for homicide.“I came out of my chair and said he just lied,” Juror #1 told VICE on how he responded to the announcement of no charges. He then filed a motion to allow the 12 jurors to speak publicly about what happened during the trial. In a rare incident of grand jury records being made public, a judge ruled that records could be released in order for jury panelists to speak publicly about the case, Daily Kos reported. Days after the motion was approved, a second juror confirmed Juror #1’s statement that charges to consider were limited.- Advertisement – Juror #2 added that he believed Kenneth Walker’s recollection of the incident (Walker, who was Taylor’s boyfriend, said the police did not knock or announce themselves before forcing their way into Taylor’s apartment, and that he fired his gun thinking they were intruders). “Each of the officers had a different story,” he said. “The only time when their story came together was when they said three phrases: ‘I don’t know,’ ‘I don’t remember,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’” He added that each also tapped their fingers on the desk after saying these phrases. “They had holes in their stories [and] they had holes in their holes.”While it is unclear if other jurors will also speak out about lies and inconsistencies present at the trial, both Juror #1 and Juror #2 have been consistent in their stories contradicting Cameron’s lies. Cameron initially tried to stop records from being released, then issued a statement last month claiming that the trial was conducted lawfully and he is “fine with the jurors speaking and making their position known.” As more of the trial inconsistencies become known and Cameron’s lies are exposed, we can only hope that Taylor will receive the justice she rightfully deserves. Both jurors spoke to VICE Media Wednesday to give some insight into how the trial took place; one even brought a notebook with notes taken during the trial. His notes depicted not only how he responded to the evidence presented, but how he processed it, giving a glimpse into how the jurors were thinking during the trial.“Cameron did not give a choice with this and we did not agree with anything he said,” the anonymous juror identified by VICE as Juror #2 said. “But I had my notes with me because I need for these people to understand I didn’t do this.”Looking at the notebook, VICE noted the phrase “covering up.” When asked about this, the juror explained that he felt the Public Integrity Unit present at the trial acted like defense attorneys for the police, giving them “softball questions” in addition to interpreting what they should be saying.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The third matchweek of the Ghana Premier League season had its share of excitement on and off the pitch.As always, there are lots of numbers to pore over and lots of stats to unearthAway day bluesAll 18 teams were in action again this weekend, in nine matches across the country. It wasn’t the best of weekends for the away sides as only one managed to pick up three points. Berekum Chelsea’s 1-0 win at the Baba Yara Stadium against Asante Kotoko was the only away win of the weekend.Three matches ended in draws with five home sides – Hearts of Oak, Aduana, Bechem United, Ashgold and Karela – picking up three points from their respective matches. This is the lowest winning tally for away sides this season as three sides won away from home in the opening week, with four earning three points a week later.Where are the goals?17 goals were scored across all the nine match centres in the country. This total is the lowest so far this season as 25 goals were bagged in the first week and 19 in the second. 10 goals were scored home sides this weekend (one more than the previous weekend) with five scored by away sides (three fewer than Matchweek 2).Seven of the 18 teams in the Premier League failed to score a goal this weekend, with two matches – Dreams FC vs Legon Cities and Elmina Sharks and WAFA – ending goalless. Only four sides – Hearts, Aduana, Karela and Ashgold- scored more than one goal this weekend.Card happy23 yellow cards were flashed in Matchweek Three. Kotoko’s game with Berekum Chelsea saw the most with six yellow cards shown, along with a red card for defender Ampem Dacosta. Only one other red card was shown this weekend, with Kwodwo Addae sent-off for Karela against Inter Allies. Aduana and King Faisal were however on their best behaviour this weekend as theirs was the only game without a single card being shown.From 12 yardsThree penalties were awarded this weekend, with two of them finding the back of the net. Victorien Adebayor scored from the spot for Inter Allies against Karela while Elvis Kyei Baffour also netted his penalty for Liberty in their 1-1 draw with Medeama. Only Eleven Wonders’ Kwadwo Seth Osei missed from the spot this weekend in their loss to Ashgold.At both endsMedeama and Aduana have the league’s most potent frontlines with seven goals from the three games so far. Eleven Wonders and Accra Great Olympics however, are yet to find the back of the net this season. King Faisal, Ebusua Dwarfs and Inter Allies have the league’s most porous defences, conceding seven goals in the three league games. Ashgold, WAFA and Berekum Chelsea are yet to concede a goal this season.Golden Boy returnsYahaya Mohammed’s one-game goal drought came to an unsurprising end this weekend as he bagged two goals for Aduana. He leads the goalscorers chart with five goals. Medeama’s Prince Opoku Agyemang is next on the list with three goals.
Opening day will be here before you know it, which means you’re undoubtedly looking for a 2019 fantasy baseball draft cheat sheet. We’ve got you covered with position rankings and tiers, sleepers and breakouts, top prospects, a mock draft simulator, auction draft strategy, keeper/dynasty tips and advice, the always vital top fantasy team names, and much more. Your MLB fantasy draft kit and draft prep aren’t complete without it.Things get underway early this season, with the A’s and Mariners taking part in a two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21. The rest of the league gets underway March 28. We’ll continue to add fresh content and update the links on this page every time we publish something new from now until opening day in the States. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back often so you can dominate your draft! Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNIf you’re looking to add MLB DFS to your fantasy repertoire this year, we also have a detailed primer that can help you take down some tournaments once the season starts. Good luck!Fantasy Baseball RankingsTop 300: There’s a real battle for No. 187 between Ryan O’Hearn and Eduardo Escobar — and you’ll never guess who won out!Catcher: We don’t want to say catcher is bad, but…no, we do. It’s bad.First Base: Why are so many highly ranked 1Bs eligible at other positions? Today’s MLB, man…Second Base: We have a pair of guys who hit 35-plus HRs last year outside the top 12. Bad job by us, or is this position just really deep now?Third Base: Let’s face it — all you care about is where Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is ranked.Shortstop: Three legit 20-50 candidates? Shortstop sure is cool now.Outfield: How high is too high for Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto?Starting Pitcher: Can’t believe we’re asking this: Should Walker Buehler be ahead of Clayton Kershaw? (Spoiler: Yes.)Relief Pitcher: About 10 closer jobs are up for grabs this spring, meaning this list will change many, many times before opening day.Comparing ESPN vs. Yahoo rankings: If you play on both sites, you’ll definitely want to know which guys could be drafted sooner/later than you might expect.Fantasy Baseball Sleepers30 Teams, 30 Sleepers: Any list that starts with “Ty Buttrey” has to be a good list.Catcher: Can we interest you in a 5-9, 225-pound catcher-eligible utility player who never walks or strikes out? Thought so.First Base: There’s a guy on here who actually steals some bases. How ’bout that?Second Base: The picture-day photo of Wilmer Flores is reason enough to click on this article.Third Base: There aren’t many true sleepers at the hot corner, but we manage to come up with few bounce-back/breakout candidates.Shortstop: Shortstop has by far the best first names of any of our sleeper lists.Outfield: Can a guy who has basically had the exact same stats his first three seasons really be a sleeper? You’re damn right he can. Hey, they can’t all be Eloy Jimenez.Pitcher: If it wasn’t for Tommy John surgery, we wouldn’t be able to put SPs coming back from TJS on this list. We’re glass half-full people.All-Breakout Team: If this is your entire starting lineup, you’ve done something wrong. If two or three guys are in your lineup, you’ve done something very right.Fantasy Baseball BustsAll-Overrated Team: You’re going to disagree with more than few of these picks, but that’s kind of the point.Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategiesCatcher: Ideally, you’d never have to draft a catcher, but you probably do, so we give you an idea of the best time to strike.First Base: One of these tiers has sub-tiers, so you know it’s good.Second Base: Few positions offer the varied types of contributors 2B does. Also, Brian Dozier.Third Base: Lots of these 3Bs will be drafted as 2Bs or shortstops, which doesn’t seem fair, does it? We help you get ready for that.Shortstop: This might be the strongest top two tiers we’ve ever seen from SS. And then things fall off…Outfield: Spoiler alert: Randal Grichuk and Michael Conforto are in the same tier. More earth-shattering info is just one click away.Starting Pitcher: Tier 1 has six pitchers in it. Can you guess who?Relief Pitcher: Closer tiers depend a lot on job security, which changes quickly, so this article might be irrelevant by the time you’re done with this sentence.2019 MLB Top Prospect Rankings, SleepersTop 50: Nos. 1 and 2 will be drafted fairly highly this year, but the other 48 names are worth remembering, too — especially for dynasty leaguers.Catcher: If you’re looking for the next Mike Piazza…you’re not going to find him here. But you might just find the next Francisco Cervilli, so…still pretty cool, right?First Base: There aren’t many names you need to remember here, but there’s one you definitely need to know on draft day.Second Base: One of these guys has been on top prospects lists for three years now, and another one has a very familiar last name.Third Base: There are more 3B prospects than Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and they’d appreciate if you learned about them by reading this article…that starts with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Shortstop: Two of baseball’s top prospects are likely on their way to the majors at some point this year. You might remember their fathers…Outfield: There’s a nice mix of opening day contributors and midseason sleepers on this list.Pitcher: The pitchers you draft will probably be awesome and never get hurt, so you might not even need to read this…but maybe just for fun?Fantasy Baseball Mock DraftFantasy Pros Mock Draft Simulator: Just plug in your league settings, pick your draft spot, and run through full mock drafts in minutes.Fantasy Baseball Auction Draft StrategyAuction Draft Tips: Auctions are unpredictable, but if you follow these tips, you’ll be ready for anything…even a “My Cousin Vinny” reference. Fantasy Baseball Keeper/Dynasty TipsKeeper/Dynasty League Advice: One bad move can set you back for years in these formats, so don’t take any chances.Fantasy Baseball Team NamesBest Fantasy Baseball Team Names: From “Greene New Deal” to “Wont You Be My Gleyber?” to “StrawMerrifields Forever”, we have a few good and a lot of not-so-good suggestions.Fantasy Baseball PodcastDraft Preview: If you’re the final person to draft a starter at a particular position, who would you wind up with? And can you live with that player?