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A year later, the acquittal of the Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King set off riots in the city, during which many Korean shops were burned and looted.
‘NOBODY CAME, NOBODY HELPED’: FEARS OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE RATTLE THE COMMUNITYMARIAN LIU, RACHEL HATZIPANAGOSFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Schwartz referenced two cases where Berryment had achieved an acquittal at trial for one client and had a guilty verdict vacated by the state supreme court for another.
LAWYERS WHO WERE INELIGIBLE TO HANDLE SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE GIVEN THOUSANDS OF THESE CASES ANYWAYBY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOR, AND AGNEL PHILIP, PROPUBLICAFEBRUARY 23, 2021PROPUBLICA
It is also clear having the trial, even with an acquittal, was important.
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WORTH HOLDING FOR HISTORYPETER ROSENSTEINFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Over 13 months from the initial disclosure to the president’s acquittal on impeachment charges, the Dow rose almost 20 percent.
STOCKS DRIVE HIGHER, BRUSHING ASIDE WORRIES ABOUT U.S. STABILITYDAVID J. LYNCHJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He became famous in the county court for a streak of acquittals that some say reached into the seventies.
LEAVING THE GRACE OF THIS WORLDBRAD RASSLERDECEMBER 10, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The persecuted minister obtained both a complete acquittal, and a signal revenge.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The acquittal of the Girondists would have given them some little hope that they also might find mercy.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Could she obtain a triumphant acquittal, through the force of her own integrity, she would greatly exult.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The strongest man in Paris would be howled down by the mob if he attempted to procure her acquittal.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Ugly had left the country a decade ago, following his acquittal for petty thieving.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
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WORDS RELATED TO ACQUITTAL

  • acquittal
  • apology
  • clearance
  • defense
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • pardon
  • proof
  • revenge
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