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  • The FBI Has Released New Info About Loretta Lynch's Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

    12/15/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    The FBI released a series of email documents Friday afternoon detailing the Department of Justice response to the fallout of the secret Phoenix tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016. The dates on the emails range from July 1-3, 2016. On July 5, 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges for mishandling classified information. A series of emails show one FBI official, whose name and email are redacted, fuming over leaks to the media about the meeting and what happened on the...
  • Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff’

    11/17/2017 12:58:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/17/2017 | Jim Hoft, Cassandra Fairbanks
    A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family. “He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said. According to the source, a Secret Service agent...
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 11:56:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittburgh) ^ | Last night 16 Nov 2017 | Matthew Medsger
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...
  • British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People For ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year

    10/14/2017 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for “offensive” online comments last year. Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data. Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which...
  • Salt Lake County DA requests FBI assistance in Nurse Alex Wubbels investigation

    09/07/2017 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Mark Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has requested the FBI’s assistance in the investigation into the arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow a blood draw from an unconscious patient without following proper procedure. In a statement released Thursday, Gill said his office officially requested the FBI investigate: “any and all individuals involved in the chain of conduct arising from the incident at the University of Utah Hospital on July 26, 2017 for any Civil Rights Violations under the color of authority.” Gill said he requested the FBI’s help due to events beyond...
  • Video shows Utah nurse screaming, being dragged into police car...

    09/01/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by BobNative · 387 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 31, 2017 | Pamela Manson
    A nurse says she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients. Footage from University Hospital and officer body cameras shows Detective Jeff Payne and nurse Alex Wubbels in a standoff over whether the policeman should be allowed to get a blood sample from a patient who had been injured in a July 26 collision in northern Utah that left another driver dead. Wubbels says blood cannot be taken from an unconscious patient unless the patient is under arrest, unless there is...
  • Will Justice Come For IRS Lawbreakers At Last?

    08/29/2017 7:17:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8-29-17 | Editorial
    Abuse Of Power: The IRS scandal seemingly has lain dormant now for months, all but forgotten amid the spate of recent anti-Trump media spasms, the ongoing violent antics of the antifa leftists and, now, Hurricane Harvey's devastation. But even if much of Washington has forgotten about it, a Washington judge hasn't. As reported by the Washington Examiner, Judge Reggie B. Walton of the Washington, D.C., District Court last week revived legal attention to the scandal, telling the IRS it has to reveal the names of IRS employees who targeted conservative, libertarian and Tea Party groups. But Walton didn't stop there....
  • Will There Be Justice For Family Whose Home Was Raided Because Cops Couldn't Tell Tea From Pot?

    08/03/2017 3:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 1, 2017 | George Leef
    A case just decided by the Tenth Circuit shows how utterly absurd the “war on drugs” has become, how petty and power-mad the police can be, and how blindly deferential some of our federal judges are. The case, Harte v. Johnson County Board of Commissioners, arose out of an idiotic, military-style raid by Kansas police on the home of Robert and Adlynn Harte in 2012. They were not in any way involved with drugs (particularly marijuana), but a few officers came to the conclusion that they might be. Here’s how. One August day in 2011, Mr. Harte and his two...
  • New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

    07/23/2017 3:43:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 21 JULY 2017 | AP
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21. Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused by tobacco-related illnesses. He also noted his mother died from the effects of smoking. "By raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, we are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place," Christie wrote.
  • Sessions Issues Policy and Guidelines on Federal Adoptions of Assets Seized (tr)

    07/21/2017 11:37:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 50 replies
    DOJ ^ | Jul 19, 2017 | AG Jeff Sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a new Department of Justice policy regarding the federal adoption of assets seized by state or local law enforcement under state law. The Department’s new policy strengthens the civil asset forfeiture program to better protect victims of crime and innocent property owners, while streamlining the process to more easily dismantle criminal and terrorist organizations. The policy and guidelines were formulated after extensive consultation with the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, as well as line Assistant United States Attorneys, career officials in the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS),...
  • Jeff Sessions Announces Justice Department Will Increase Asset Forfeiture

    07/17/2017 4:59:18 PM PDT · by Coronal · 183 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will issue new directives to increase the federal govenment's use of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that allows law enforcement to seize property from suspected criminals without charging them with a crime. Speaking at a National District Attorneys Association conference in Minneapolis Monday, Sessions said state and local law enforcement could expect changes from U.S. Attorneys in several areas: increased prosecution of gun crimes, immigration offenses, gang activity, and prescription drug abuse, as well as increased asset seizure by the federal government.
  • New York attorney general scours social media to sue pro-life protesters

    06/21/2017 2:52:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The New York attorney general says Kenneth Griepp was 15 feet from an abortion clinic. He went to federal court this week to try to push him an extra foot away. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also admitted to having investigators scour social media and track license plates of pro-life protesters, helping to build his case against 14 protesters he said were getting too close to the Choices Women’s Medical Center, a women’s health and abortion clinic located in Jamaica, Queens, on a weekly basis since 2012. Mr. Schneiderman’s lawsuit filed Tuesday says the protesters, who are members of different churches...
  • SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating

    05/04/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 210 replies
    abc7.com ^ | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:36PM | By Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son. The Schear family of Huntington Beach says they were flying from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when airline staff asked them to give up a seat occupied by their 2-year-old son and carry him on their laps for the duration of the flight. They tried to refuse and argued with airline staff, but say they were threatened with being sent to jail. "You have to give up the seat or...
  • American Airlines Flight Attendant Accused Of Smacking Woman With Baby Stroller

    04/22/2017 6:55:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 22, 2017
    An American Airlines attendant has been suspended after smacking a mother with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight Friday afternoon, according to passengers. The woman had just boarded a 2:18 p.m. flight from San Francisco to Dallas when the shocking incident occurred. A video posted to Facebook by Surian Adyanthaya caught the tumultuous aftermath. “OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby,” Adyanthaya captioned the video. The footage doesn’t catch the moment when the flight attendant allegedly struck the woman, but the atmosphere...
  • Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

    04/18/2017 4:38:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent. A newly released investigation by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals student use of technology in school has grown at a profound rate, especially with free or low-fee devices issued by schools.
  • Police Undefeated Streak Continues After Inevitable Takedown Of United Airlines Passenger

    04/15/2017 4:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Joseph Bilello
    Police: “You’re under arrest. Put your hands behind your back!” Suspect: “Don’t touch me! I didn’t do anything!” Police: “Oh, you didn’t? Sorry about that. My mistake. Off you go.” That was a hypothetical conversation that has never occurred. Do we really want to live in a society where individuals get to choose whether or not they feel like complying with the police at any given time? In the mid-1960’s, The Bobby Fuller Four fought the law, and the law won. Several years later, John Cougar Mellencamp reminded us that when he fights authority, authority always wins. And the same...
  • United shows it considers its passengers expendable

    04/12/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 121 replies
    Daily Sun ^ | 4/12/2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    The adage about a picture being worth a thousand words never seemed as true as it did Monday when a video clip shot around the Internet showing a passenger being violently removed from a United Airlines plane in Chicago for refusing to be “voluntarily” bumped from the flight. United no doubt will expend thousands of words explaining or apologizing for this incident in the coming days and weeks. It won’t help. The video is just too raw. Indeed, the airline’s initial response to the publicity has left it covered in shame. United’s PR department first issued a statement explaining blandly...
  • Autistic boy ‘snack shamed’ for bringing banana bread to school, Calgary mom says

    04/10/2017 9:36:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 80 replies
    National Post (Postmedia) ^ | April 10, 2017 | Shawn Logan
    A Calgary mom says her autistic son was “snack shamed” for taking banana bread to school, forced to eat in the hallway while his Grade 1 classmates ate fresh fruits and vegetables. The mom, whom Postmedia has agreed not to identify over concerns her six-year-old son could be punished, said she recently learned he had been removed from class for the offending snack. “They told me they only allow fresh fruits and vegetables for snack time,” she said, noting there are limited foods he will actually eat. “He was told to sit outside of the class to eat his snack....
  • Reports in unmasking controversy were detailed, had info about 'everyday lives'

    04/05/2017 5:48:47 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 236 replies
    The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents. "This is information about their everyday lives," Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. "Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    03/28/2017 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/17 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."