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Accused Labor Dept. lawyer’s throat was cut
Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2013 | By Keith L. Alexander and Peter Hermann,

Posted on 06/18/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Edited on 06/18/2013 3:46:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Labor Department lawyer, charged with sexually assaulting his co-worker in her Northwest Washington home, was found dead Tuesday in his D.C. jail cell, officials said.

Paul Mannina, 58, was found with his throat cut, two police officials familiar with the investigation said. He shared the cell with another inmate, but it remained unknown whether the wound was self-inflicted. Authorities did not explain why Mannina was sharing a cell or whether he was in protective custody at the time of his death.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dol; labor

1 posted on 06/18/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

nothing weird about this.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The upside of this is that the charges will be dismissed and his wife can keep his pension. Might also be able to sue the jail for negligence.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 1:28:56 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Brad from Tennessee
He shared the cell with another inmate, named Achmed Abullah Mohammad, but it remained unknown whether the wound was self-inflicted.
4 posted on 06/18/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: schm0e

Lol! When I read your tagline I thought of a bunch of FReepers in a cozy shelter for poultry.

:-)


5 posted on 06/18/2013 1:32:33 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Someonne actually wrote;

" but it remained unknown whether the wound was self-inflicted. "

regarding a throat slashing ?

6 posted on 06/18/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Was he a Clinton appointee?


7 posted on 06/18/2013 1:34:28 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“...throat was cut”

I know that Muslims have infiltrated the White House and most government agencies, but they’re in the prisons too?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 1:36:18 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Nah, a coup(e)!


9 posted on 06/18/2013 1:36:29 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
One down...
10 posted on 06/18/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (People with religious faith in government are far crazier than people with religious faith in God.)
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To: knarf
But that dovetails quite nicely with, "Authorities did not explain why Mannina was sharing a cell or whether he was in protective custody at the time of his death.

Oh my..........Really? I'm beginning to think either the journalists or editors are doing this just to see if anyone is actually reading the whole piece.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Nachum

Pinging nachum - does this qualify for The List?


12 posted on 06/18/2013 1:41:30 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I thought he needed mental help. He's never been in any trouble before and he's not a danger to the community.

Well, he is definitely not a danger to the community now!

13 posted on 06/18/2013 1:42:59 PM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: schm0e

When one of our friends got married, another friend built a chicken “coupe” on a trailer and painted it pink.

Then the guys locked it onto his truck’s trailer hitch.

He and his bride drove away from the church with a chicken coop in tow - full of chickens, feathers flying out of the windows, and the rooster crowing!


14 posted on 06/18/2013 1:46:11 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sounds like the co-worker definitely had “connections”.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 1:57:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: knarf
Slashing one's own throat seems to me like it would be almost as difficult as shootings oneself in the back of one's head with a 12 gauge shotgun.
16 posted on 06/18/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

OK I give up - what was his connection to the Clintons?


17 posted on 06/18/2013 2:13:14 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Mannina sobbed openly in court, with his face on the table in front of him,

This guy was able to do some weird stuff according to the writer.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 2:16:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: PGR88

He took off of work ‘because he can’?


19 posted on 06/18/2013 2:18:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Was his throat slashed before or after his face was on the table in front of him? Didn’t anyone in the courtroom notice?

I thought sharp items were not allowed in jail. It must have been extremely slow and painful slashing one’s throat with a plastic knife, or was it a paper cut?


20 posted on 06/18/2013 2:40:19 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: TEXOKIE

Hard to say it belongs in the Dead Pool. I need more info on his connections to the administration.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 3:52:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jyotishi
[I know that Muslims have infiltrated the White House and most government agencies, but they’re in the prisons too?]

Malcolm Little, AKA Malcolm X was recruited by the Nation of Islam while he was in prison in the late 1940’s. You can't spit in a U.S. prison without hitting a Muslim.

22 posted on 06/18/2013 4:21:39 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Jyotishi
Prisons are a breeding ground for muslim terrorists, many are groomed there.

Van Jones used to brag that it was in prison that he became radicalized.

One of Obama’s henchmen now.

23 posted on 06/18/2013 4:41:49 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
after his face was on the table in front of him? Didn’t anyone in the courtroom notice?

Only the writer saw it and reported it. A whistle blower?

I thought sharp items were not allowed in jail

Perhaps they make exceptions for inmates who think they are sharp?

Like those who don't want to share their cell? I'd hate to ask the writer what the real story is - those paper cuts can be nasty.

24 posted on 06/18/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jyotishi

In prisons too? Surely you jest!!!!


25 posted on 06/18/2013 5:00:27 PM PDT by codder too
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To: presently no screen name

I thought sharp items were not allowed in jail

That’s why they take away your shoelaces...


26 posted on 06/18/2013 5:07:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Understood.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: tet68
I thought sharp items were not allowed in jail

That's someone else's response, not mine.

We are doing a spoof on how the writer writes.

28 posted on 06/18/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NBC is calling it a suicide:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Lawyer-Accused-in-DC-Home-Invasion-Commits-Suicide-211956971.html


29 posted on 06/18/2013 5:41:17 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Nachum

I did a cursory search to see if there is a biography. I was unable to find one. I’m wondering if there is a possibility that once he got into legal trouble, if his bio was scrubbed a bit.

I found his name on various documents from when he was at the dept of labor, but not much else.

http://search.usa.gov/search?query=Paul+D+Mannina&affiliate=u.s.departmentoflabor


30 posted on 06/18/2013 5:56:39 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

with friends like that...


31 posted on 06/18/2013 7:30:22 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: schm0e

... everyone will remember your wedding!

;-)


32 posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:39 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: TEXOKIE

[NBC is calling it a suicide]

That would mean it was murder at the hands of the administration.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 10:00:11 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Nachum

And I just saw this on yahoo...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/michael-hastings-dead-33-002300721.html

“Michael Hastings, the award-winning journalist whose explosive 2010 Rolling Stone profile of U.S. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (”The Runaway General”) led to McChrystal’s resignation, died Tuesday in an early morning car accident in Los Angeles, the magazine said. He was 33.

“Hard-charging, unabashedly opinionated, Hastings was original and at times abrasive,” Rolling Stone, where he was a contributing editor, said in an obituary. “He had little patience for flacks and spinmeisters and will be remembered for his enthusiastic breaches of the conventions of access journalism.”

Hastings, who covered the 2008 presidential election for Newsweek, was hired by Buzzfeed last spring to cover President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

“We are shocked and devastated by the news that Michael Hastings is gone,” Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith said in a statement....”

SNIP


34 posted on 06/18/2013 11:08:17 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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