Law & Crime Breaking News: WikiLeaks: Snowden Requested Legal Help to Safety

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Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it is providing legal help to wanted former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.It says Snowden is bound for an unnamed "democratic nation via a safe route for the purpose of asylum," and that he is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks The Obama administration sharply warned Hong Kong against slow-walking the extradition of Edward Snowden, reflecting concerns over a prolonged legal battle before the government contractor ever appears in a U.S. courtroom to answer espionage charges for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs. The judge in George Zimmerman's second degree murder trial has decided to bar expert testimony about a 911 call that captured screaming before Trayvon Martin's February 2012 shooting death. In a written order filed to county court , Judge Debra Nelson called methodologies used by forensic voice analysts seeking to determine who is screaming during the call "not reliable.

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