Steven Hill, Who Played DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ Has Died at 94

MY FAVORITE DA OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOW DIES …

Steven Hill, the original DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ has passed away at the age of 94. Hill also had acting roles in the movies, “Billy Bathgate” (1991) and “The Firm” (1993). However, he will be best known for his role as NYC District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill, Rest in Peace, thank you Adam.

Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and “Law & Order” in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 94.

His daughter Sarah Gobioff confirmed his death. He lived in Monsey, N.Y., a hamlet in Rockland County.

Mr. Hill was 44 and a veteran stage and television actor in 1966 when he was cast as Daniel Briggs, the leader of an elite covert-operations unit, in the new series “Mission: Impossible.” But he left after the first season, paving the way for Peter Graves’s six-season run as the show’s lead.

Even decades later, Mr. Hill declined to discuss his reasons for leaving the series, other than to say that the first season had been a bad experience. Other sources, including Patrick J. White, author of a book on the series, “The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier,” said Mr. Hill was dismissed and learned the news only when he read a Daily Variety announcement that Mr. Graves was being hired.

According to Mr. White, Mr. Hill had developed a reputation for being difficult. His refusal to work late on Fridays, because of his observance of the Jewish sabbath, was also reported to be a problem. In Mr. White’s book, Mr. Hill’s co-star Martin Landau is quoted as saying, “I felt he was digging his own grave.”

Almost a quarter-century after that experience, Mr. Hill took on the role of the stern, seemingly imperturbable district attorney on a new cops-and-lawyers series based in New York, “Law & Order.” He played the role, said to be modeled on the long-serving Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill was born Solomon Krakowsky on Feb. 24, 1922, in Seattle, the son of a furniture-store owner. He graduated from the University of Washington and at first moved to Chicago to work in radio.

He soon moved to New York and did frequent stage work in his early years there, making his Broadway debut in a small role in “A Flag Is Born” (1946), a pageantlike production written by Ben Hecht, with music by Kurt Weill, that starred Paul Muni and advocated the creation of the state of Israel.

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Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams Acquitted Police Officer Lt. Brian Rice of all Charges Related to Gray’s Arrest and Death

Baltimore  Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby 0 for 4 …

Add another loss to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.  This afternoon, Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police department was acquitted by Circuit judge Barry G. Williams. Mosby is now 0-4 in the over the top and unfair prosecutions of police officers related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

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Prosecutors in Baltimore failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges Monday related to Gray’s arrest and death.

Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown Baltimore courtroom. The judge had dismissed a second-degree assault charge at the trial’s midpoint, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge at the start.

Rice chose a bench trial rather than a jury trial, putting his legal fate in Williams’ hands. He was the fourth of six officers charged in the case to go to trial, and the third to be acquitted by Williams. Another officer’s trial ended with a hung jury and mistrial.

Prosecutors alleged that Rice, the highest-ranking officer of the six charged, had caused Gray’s death by failing to secure him in a seat belt in the back of the van, where Gray suffered severe spinal cord injuries last year. Gray, 25, died a week after his arrest. His death sparked widespread protests against police brutality.

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The partisan hack who pandered to the mob and unjustly charged 6 police officers so that the mob could get their pound of flesh has been embarrassed again. She is now zero for four, what will now happen to the remaining cases?

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is now zero-for-four in prosecutions against the officers who were present during Gray’s arrest, transportation to jail, and tragic death. The lone defendant who faced a jury trial, Officer William Porter, had his case declared a mistrial last December when the jury could not reach a decision. The other three defendants, Rice, Officer Edward Nero, and Officer Caesar Goodwin, all opted for bench trials in front of Judge Williams and all three have now been acquitted.

After Bill Clinton Private Meet Up Debacle, AG Loretta Lynch Said to Accept FBI Recommendations in Hillary Clinton Private Email Server Criminal Inquiry

DID BILL CLINTON INTENTIONALLY SABOTAGE HILLARY’S RUN FOR PRESIDENT?

Following Plane-gate, The NY Times is reporting that Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to announce today that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the FBI director make about whether to bring criminal charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. All of this is a result of AG Lynch and former president Bill Clinton’s inappropriate meeting this past week on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It was supposedly an unplanned meeting. Sure it was, with all due sarcasm. The meeting should never have ever taken place, PERIOD! Now that it has and it provides the appearance of impropriety and unethical, the AG is bending to the pressure amid the firestorm and recusing herself. What it must be like in the Clinton’s house today. And we thought Hillary threw a good lamp in the White House when she was first lady. Did Bill Clinton just sabotage Hillary’s run for president? Or is the FBI in the tank too?

Of course the next question is, will the FBI ever make a decision, or are they going to take another 4 years to tell us the obvious?

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case.

The Justice Department had been moving toward such an arrangement for months — officials said in April that it was being considered — but a private meeting between Ms. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton this week set off a political furor and made the decision all but inevitable.

Republicans said the meeting, which took place at the Phoenix airport, had compromised the independence of the investigation as the F.B.I. was winding it down. Some called for Ms. Lynch to recuse herself, but she did not take herself off the case — one that could influence a presidential election.

Ms. Lynch has said she wants to handle the Clinton investigation like any other case. Since the attorney general often follows the recommendations of career prosecutors, Ms. Lynch is keeping the regular process largely intact.

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What difference does it make that my husband privately met and tried to cover up the meeting with the AG who was to decide my fate?

Of course the Obama White House defended Lynch and her meeting with Bill Clinton, but any thinking and honest person knows stinks to the high heavens and should never have taken place. But that is why there are two sets of rules, one for the elite political class and the other for all of us, We the People.

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