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  • American system of bail is unconstitutional says Obama Justice Department

    08/23/2016 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    In a federal filing last Thursday, Obama’s Justice Department said that defendants can't be held in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. The Department argued that the practice was a violation of the 14th Amendment. Author and attorney Publius Huldah disagrees. "How Bail works in our Criminal Justice System and why it’s Important" By Publius Huldah “Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday…” “It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail...
  • DOJ against holding people because they can't afford bail

    08/21/2016 1:11:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | Aug. 20, 2016 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    It is unconstitutional for defendants to be held in jail simply because they can't afford to post bail, the Justice Department asserted this week. This marks the first time that the federal government has sided with this position before an appeals court, according to NBC News. In a friend of the court briefing, the DOJ said: "Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment." The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no citizen can be denied "life, liberty or property, without due process of law."
  • Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail

    08/20/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/19/16 | Pete Williams
    Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can't pay.
  • State Supreme Court calls for reasonable bonds (NM judges -let the killers walk free!)

    06/12/2015 8:49:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    KOAT-TV, Albuquerque ^ | June 12, 2015 | Nancy Laflin
    At a time when New Mexico judges are under fire for not being tougher on suspected criminals, the state Supreme Court is telling them to give suspects more rights. Even some suspects accused of murder would be allowed the chance to get out of jail on lower bonds, or no bond at all. The high court said Walter Brown's case is the reason. In 2011, Brown was accused of fatally stabbing a man in the heart. A judge set his bond at $250,000. According to court records, he sat behind bars for more than two years awaiting trial. But last...
  • Abortionist Arrested After Raping His Patients Out of Jail on $2,000 Bail

    12/10/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is now out of jail on bond after his arrest yesterday. Now, Patel has posted a $2,000 bond and has been released from jail. His Outpatient Services for Women abortion facility remains closed for now. At the time of Patel’s arrest, police also executed search warrants on his home and abortion facility. Police raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion center in Oklahoma City and arrested Patel. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State...
  • NJ, Tea Party Vote "NO" to the Ballot Questions, 11-04-14

    11/03/2014 10:31:23 AM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Important Questions on the ballot, next Tuesday, November 4 There are two State questions that are proposed constitutional amendments. One relates to your right to bail and pretrial release, and the other is on Open Space. If you are in Morris County, there is a third question that is also about Open Space.   Please use this information to inform your friends and family, and tell them it is critical for them to get out to vote! Public question No. 1 - End the Right to Bail !!!! A “yes” vote on this constitutional amendment would END your current right...
  • Circuit court rules illegal immigrants have a right to bail

    10/15/2014 7:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants have the same constitutional right to bail that U.S. citizens do, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision striking down an Arizona statute designed to make sure criminals without any community ties didn’t flee in the face of a looming trial. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 decision, ruled that Arizona’s voters, who passed the statute in a 2006 referendum, were actually trying to punish illegal immigrants rather than trying to reduce the risk of flight by those charged with serious felonies. The judges said bail isn’t allowed to be used as...
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow denied bail by SF judge (Leland Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    06/11/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    (06-11) 14:24 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Friends, neighbors and a former fellow inmate of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow took turns testifying Wednesday that the onetime Chinatown gang leader had turned his life around and should be released on bail while fighting money-laundering charges. Describing the witnesses as sincere but not fully informed, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins refused to release Chow from jail, where he has been kept since his arrest in April. While Chow has engaged in "community activities of a positive nature" since his release from federal prison in 2003 after serving time for racketeering, federal prosecutors presented evidence...
  • Pakistan bails FBI agent held with bullets at airport

    05/08/2014 6:49:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    BBC News Asia ^ | 8 May 2014 | BBC News
    A court in Pakistan has granted bail to an agent with the US FBI who was arrested for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight in Karachi. The agent was to be released later on Thursday after paying a bail bond of 1 million rupees ($10,000), police said. He was held under anti-terrorism laws after security staff found 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun in his luggage ahead of a flight to Islamabad.
  • Ca. Sen. Leland Yee codefendant granted bail, but not freed (RAT Keith Jackson)

    04/03/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 4/03/14 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal magistrate granted bail Thursday for Keith Jackson, state Sen. Leland Yee's former fundraiser and codefendant on political corruption charges, but delayed his release to allow the prosecution to appeal. Jackson, former president of the San Francisco Board of Education, was one of 26 defendants charged last week with conspiring to commit crimes in exchange for payoffs from undercover FBI agents. He faces some of the most serious charges, including gun trafficking, drug dealing and arranging a purported murder for hire. But at a hearing Thursday morning, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins said he was convinced that...
  • Texan charged with hate crime for 'knockout game' hit denied bail

    12/28/2013 4:27:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/13 | Erik Ortiz
    The white Texas man facing federal hate crime charges for allegedly slugging a 79-year-old black man in a “knockout game” assault was denied bail Friday for an attack prosecutors say was racially motivated. During a hearing in U.S. District Court in Houston, U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy said suspect Conrad Barrett, 27, is a flight risk and danger to the community, according to Barrett’s lawyer, George Parnham. **SNIP** “Hate crimes tear at the fabric of entire communities,” said Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels in a statement announcing Barrett’s charges Thursday.
  • “Implicit” Government Guarantees To Bail Out Bank Creditors Tighten Their Grip On US Taxpayers

    12/04/2013 8:39:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/4/13 | testosteronepit
    One of the few rebellious Fed heads, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, fired another salvo when he was testifying at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing. And he hit Wall Street risks that are wrapping their growing tentacles ever more tightly around the economy and taxpayers. The hearing, according to Chairman Bob Goodlatte, would examine whether the Bankruptcy Code is “best equipped” to deal with the insolvency of large banks, such as the “unusual level of speed” needed for their “efficient and orderly resolution,” and the “unique threats” their collapse would pose to the “broader stability of the economy.” Lacker was...
  • Missouri Judge Refuses to Release Saudi Student After He Posted $2M Bond

    06/05/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/005/2013 | By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    A Missouri college student, who was arrested in connection with the murder of a local bar owner, posted $2 million bond, but the judge still refuses to let him go. Ziyad Abid of Saudi Arabia is accused of paying his roommate to murder William “Blaine” Whitworth, who was shot and killed in Warrensburg on Sept. 2, 2012, according to Yahoo. The 24-year-old aviation student at Central Missouri State could not afford $2 million bond alone, so the Saudi government posted the money for him. But Circuit Judge Michael Wagner refuses to release Abid and admits he could be in violation...
  • Zimmerman expected to be released on bail

    11/20/2012 9:27:30 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    The Fla. neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager may soon be released from prison. As Randall Pinkston reports, a judge granted George Zimmerman bail for a second time.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock (WHO is paying for this!?)

    07/16/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 25 replies
    ArkTimes ^ | 16 JUL 12 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock A news release says the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, meeting in Little Rock next week, will hear from the parents of Trayvon Martin at a civil rights breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Martin is the 17-year-old black youth shot in Sanford, Fla., in a case that has drawn worldwide attention for the police's initial decision not to charge the shooter, George Zimmerman, though Martin was unarmed. Also speaking will be former Little Rock Mayor Lottie Shackelford. Awards also are planned, including to the Little Rock Nine; to Keith Jackson...
  • Crowd Gathers to Support Alleged Shooter(VA)

    07/16/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Litsa Pappas
    Was Rudolph Dean, Jr. acting in self defense when he reportedly shot at another man in January in Rockingham County? Several people in the Valley say he was and now they want justice. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to get Dean out of jail on bond. Dozens of those people gathered in Court Square Wednesday to voice their concerns. Cindy Carr took the podium to talk to the community about why they are upset. Carr said Dean used his gun in self-defense and should not have to stay in jail for that before his trial. She said...
  • "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man

    07/12/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | July 12, 2012 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man Despite assurances from the CDC that zombies do not, in fact, exist, strange things keep happening in Florida. The Center for Disease Control says we have no reason to fear a zombie virus. But that hasn't stopped a series of strange events, including one in which Rudy Eugene brutally attacked a homeless man, biting off chunks of his face. Perhaps 22-year-old Jeremiah Haughee found Eugene to be an inspirational figure. That's our best guess for why he was climbed naked onto the roof of a St. Augustine, Fla., home, bit...
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick vetoes ban on purchasing tattoos, manicures, porn with EBT

    07/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-9-12 | Caroline May
    Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed the state legislature’s attempt to ban the use of EBT cards — or food stamps — to purchase items such as tattoos, porn and jewelry. Patrick vetoed the reforms Sunday while signing the state’s $32.5 billion budget. According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislature’s stab at banning the purchase of specific items like manicures, tattoos, guns, porn, body piercings, jewelry, and bail by saying the move was “political grandstanding” at a time when such reforms are already on track elsewhere. “I’m not going to do...
  • George Zimmerman to leave jail again as judge sets $1 million bond (+video)

    07/06/2012 7:04:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 5 July, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    The judge in the Trayvon Martin case set the new bond for George Zimmerman at $1 million. But Zimmerman needs to post only a percentage to be freed. His lawyer says he has the money. A Florida judge ordered George Zimmerman released from jail for a second time if he can raise $100,000 to post bail under a $1 million bond. Mr. Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, says “The Real George Zimmerman Defense Fund” – a cache of money donated by strangers that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, allegedly tried to hide from the court – has enough money to cover...
  • Judge: Zimmerman was going to jump bail with other people’s money [B.S. Reasoning]

    07/06/2012 5:43:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/5/12 | Frances Robles
    A judge said Thursday that George Zimmerman appeared to be preparing to flee when he transferred funds out of his name just before his bond hearing, but his plan was “thwarted.”
  • Julian Assange: celebrities could lose thousands from WikiLeaks founder's bail breach

    06/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    Film directors, authors, journalists and socialites who raised £200,000 to secure Julian Assange bail face losing thousands after the WikiLeaks founder breached his bail.
  • Judge revokes George Zimmerman's bond, orders him to surrender

    06/01/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 86 replies
    latimes ^ | June 1, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    A Florida judge revoked the bail bond of George Zimmerman on Friday and ordered the man charged in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin to surrender within 48 hours.
  • Obama’s Welfare Nation – EBT Cards Now Being Used For Bail Money

    04/24/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-12 | Curt
    Welfare spending overall has increased 41%, food stamp enrollment has gone up by 70% since Obama has been in office, 5.4 million people have signed up for Social Security Disability payments. Tack on the massive abuse of EBT cards like this heroin dealer: Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,”...
  • Bail set at $150G for George Zimmerman while he awaits trial in Trayvon Martin shooting death

    04/20/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies ^ | 4/20/2012 | unknown
    URGENT: A Florida judge said George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions Friday for Zimmerman's release. He cannot have any firearms, drink alcohol or use drugs and must observe a curfew. The judge said details need to be worked out between Zimmerman's attorney and law enforcement, and that Zimmerman will not be released Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old Martin's death during a February confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., gated community. He is claiming self-defense. The bail...
  • ANOTHER EBT horror story!

    04/10/2012 11:27:57 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies ^ | 4/11/12 | Howie Carr
    Check out this Boston Police Department report from last Friday that you won't believe -- on second thought, you probably will believe it. A convicted heroin dealer in Roxbury used his one phone call to reach out to someone and demand that they use his EBT card at the ATM machine to get some cash to bail him out. Read my column about this in the Wednesday Herald. We'll also have Kimball Clark's mugshot and his rap sheet. And guess what we'll be talking about at 3:08 on the radio. (Column(s) to follow in thread)
  • Advertisers bail from Rush Limbaugh show (Carbonite)

    03/03/2012 10:30:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 129 replies
    politico ^ | 3/2/12
    Three advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show Friday announced that they are pulling their ads, and other companies are expressing concern over customer outrage in the wake of the conservative host’s controversial “slut” comments this week. “We don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from Rush with Rush Limbaugh,” the company Sleep Train Mattress Centers announced on its Twitter account early Friday. The company began tweeting at some of its followers starting around midnight, telling multiple Twitter users, “Thank you for your concern. We are currently pulling all of our...
  • Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail ($250k cash)

    12/07/2011 4:30:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail
  • Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bail (convicted Massachusetts RAT ex-House Speaker)

    10/02/2011 11:55:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies ^ | 9/24/11 | Milton J. Valencia
    Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bailBy Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff September 24, 2011 Disgraced former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi lost his bid yesterday to remain free pending an appeal of his conviction on political corruption charges and must report to a federal prison Nov. 16. In rejecting DiMasi’s request for bail, US District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said he found no likelihood that the former lawmaker will be successful in his appeal to have his conviction overturned or his sentence reduced. **SNIP** Once one of the most powerful politicians in the state and the first...
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway...

    05/20/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/11 | Daniel Bates
    Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway after neighbours block move to luxury New York apartmentBy Daniel Bates Last updated at 11:33 PM on 20th May 2011 **SNIP** He and his family were earlier told he was not welcome at the luxurious Bristol Plaza in Manhattan's Upper East Side by its wealthy and influential residents. The landlord of the complex also reportedly changed his mind when he realised the amount of attention his new resident would bring. As the complaints only began pouring in - hours before Strauss-Kahn was to be released - his legal...
  • Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to go (Strauss-Kahn stuck at Rikers?)

    05/20/2011 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/20/11 | LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to goBy LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL Last Updated: 12:11 PM, May 20, 2011 He may want to leave Rikers, but former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has no place to go. Strauss-Kahn's plans to ditch his Rikers Island jail cell today may have to be put on hold as his wife scrambles to find an apartment that can be used for her husband's home confinement while he's out on bail, sources told The Post. Anne Sinclair had rented an apartment at the posh Bristol Plaza on East 65th Street, but...
  • Judge May Allow Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Out On Bail (faces 25 years in prison)

    05/19/2011 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/19/11
    Judge May Allow Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Out On BailMay 19, 2011 9:05 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The head of the International Monetary Fund stepped down from his post overnight amid the sex assault scandal which could land him in prison for 25 years. Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent the week at Rikers Island under suicide watch, but his attorneys were working on a deal that could get him out as early as Thursday. If approved by a judge, he would have to post $1 million bail, arrange for electronic monitoring and remain in Manhattan under house arrest. “We are...
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • Judge Denies Bail for Abortion Practitioner Gosnell And Staff

    01/20/2011 4:28:39 PM PST · by julieee · 13 replies ^ | January 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Denies Bail for Abortion Practitioner Gosnell And Staff Philadelphia, PA -- Kermit Gosnell was arraigned without bail late Thursday afternoon after charged with eight counts of murder in the death of a woman from a botched abortion and seven babies purposefully born so they could be killed in infanticides shortly thereafter.
  • Why conservatives should want to bail out California

    12/27/2010 5:21:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies · 7+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/10 | Peter Tucci
    It’s looking increasingly likely that California will get bailed out by the federal government. The Golden State is $70 billion in the hole. Analysts expect that figure to reach $150 billion within four years — and that’s not including the state’s $500 billion unfunded pension liability. Spending needs to be cut dramatically, but it won’t be; the state is too politically dysfunctional to do that. And the election of big-spender Jerry Brown will only make things worse. (Incidentally, Governor-elect Brown recently described his state’s budget problems this way: “It is much worse than I thought. I am shocked.”) Most conservatives...
  • Assange To Walk Free After Bail Upheld

    12/16/2010 6:25:06 AM PST · by Cardhu · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 16th 2010 | Katie Cassidy and Huw Borland
    The decision to release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on bail has been upheld by London's High Court, pending moves to extradite him to Sweden. A senior judge rejected an appeal against a lower court's decision earlier this week to release the 39-year-old on conditional bail. The Australian is wanted for questioning over alleged sex offences committed in Stockholm while he was visiting the city in August. He was granted bail on Tuesday by Westminster Magistrates Court, but an appeal was lodged against the decision. But High Court judge Mr Justice Ouseley rejected prosecution arguments that he was a flight risk...
  • 9th Circuit rules DNA testing can be required before release on bail

    09/14/2010 3:19:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/14/10 | Denny Walsh
    In the first decision of its kind in the nation, an appellate court has ruled in a Sacramento case that DNA testing is a legitimate condition of release on bail for a federal defendant not yet convicted. Before a federal felony can be charged, there must be probable cause to believe a crime has been committed, a three-judge panel of the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals noted in Tuesday's 47-page opinion. Under those circumstances, the panel ruled, the government's interest in definitively identifying the defendant "outweighs the defendant's privacy interest in giving a DNA sample as a condition...
  • Alleged Mossad spy granted bail in Germany, 'can return to Israel if he wants'

    08/13/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    haaretz ^ | 8/13/10 | ap
    Prosecutors accuse Uri Brodsky of illegally helping to procure a German passport used in connection with the slaying of a Hamas commander in Dubai. Prosecutors say an alleged Mossad spy wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year has been set free on bail by a German judge on Friday. Cologne prosecutors' spokesman Rainer Wolf said after a closed-doors hearing that the suspect known as Uri Brodsky is free to travel wherever he wants to go while judicial proceedings against him in Germany will continue. Wolf said Brodsky could "return to Israel today...
  • Camera Person Says He Documented Rogue Bounty Hunters (TN Bounty Hunters out of control)

    08/04/2010 9:52:15 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 08/04/2010 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tony Michello of A&A Digital Productions was hired by two bail bonding companies to document bounty hunters apprehending bail jumpers. "It started out pretty simple, go out, no one puts up a fight, handcuff them," said Michello. The bondsmen wanted to shop a reality TV show about bounty hunters. Michello said as the weeks went by more excessive force was being used to apprehend bail jumpers. "Somewhere along the line something twisted, and the heat started to turn up," said Michello As Michello's camera rolled he said he caught bondsmen kicking a man who skipped bail on...
  • What is a Hutaree?

    05/09/2010 9:24:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies · 618+ views
    Case 2:10-cr-20123-VAR-PJK Document 151 ^ | 05/05/10 | court recorder
    Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet, "Hutaree’s central goal, … commit some violent act to draw the attention of law enforcement or government officials which would prompt a response by law enforcement… "Leader David Stone Sr. preached the need for an uprising against the government. “There is no requirement that the United State establish that there was an imminent harm, Rather, that it must simply show an agreement to oppose by force the authority of the United States.” Today, the Government filed a Notice of Appeal (Doc. #143). The Government (has) failed to persuade the Court that Defendants must be detained...
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • Help Paying Mortgages Elicits Anger

    04/03/2010 9:12:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies · 1,074+ views
    The angry comments flooded in after the federal government announced it was expanding its program to assist unemployed homeowners, as well as borrowers who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are now worth. Why, some asked on The New York Times Web site, should we have to pay for the mistakes of homeowners who lived far beyond their means when credit was easy to get? Shouldn’t they pay for their own mistakes?
  • Polanski has been granted bail...

    12/04/2009 4:21:41 AM PST · by Michel12 · 3 replies · 279+ views
    LCI ^ | December 4th 2009 | LCI
    It's official. The French-Polish director Roman Polanski has been released on bail and brought to his Swiss chalet in Gstaad where he must stay has said friday the Swiss ministry of Justice...
  • US Senate Republicans bail from interrogation probe

    09/25/2009 3:33:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 2,323+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Senate Republicans on Friday pulled out of a bipartisan investigation into controversial "war on terror" detentions and interrogations, including tactics widely condemned as torture. The move by the opposition party dealt a sharp blow to the Senate Intelligence Committee's efforts to find out exactly what methods were used when and whether they paid off -- without prosecuting witnesses or agents thought to have committed abuses. Senator Kit Bond, the panel's top Republican, blamed Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation into alleged CIA abuse of detainees, which he said made it impossible for current or former CIA officials...
  • Suspects post bail and vanish (Dumb liberal Judges)

    03/09/2009 5:50:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 627+ views
    On Jan. 31, Counter Narcotics Alliance officers raided a house, seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana and arrested a man on federal probation who was also suspected of taking part in a home invasion. State and federal prosecutors pleaded with the judge to hold him without bail while they got a federal warrant for the probation violation. The judge refused and set bail at $20,000 after his attorney objected that $75,000 was too much. The man, Francisco S. Perez, posted the $20,000 and disappeared — only to be caught Wednesday with a cache of weapons, including an assault rifle, body...
  • NYC judge allows Madoff to remain free on bail

    01/12/2009 9:40:48 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,063+ views
    AP ^ | 12 Jan 2009 | Larry Neumeister
    NYC judge rules that Bernard Madoff can remain free on bail in Manhattan penthouse A judge has allowed Bernard Madoff to remain free on bail, rejecting a bid by prosecutors to send the disgraced investor to jail. Madoff mailed more than $1 million in jewelry and heirlooms to family and friends over the holidays. Prosecutors said the gifts were grounds to have his bail revoked because what's left of Madoff's assets will have to be returned to burned investors. The anxiously awaited decision puts furhter restrictions on Madoff, including forcing him to come up with a list of items at...
  • Madoff and the Bail Issue

    01/12/2009 9:15:32 AM PST · by clyde_m · 16 replies · 434+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 12, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    The ruling is in: Bail CONTINUED. This is the right decision, supporting both the Constitution and Salerno. He cannot intimidate financial records - the main witness against him. He isn't a flight risk - he's under 24-hour surveillance. Bail was only an issue because he is too comfortable in his penthouse. That just isn't the law.
  • Burr will vote yes, Dole no, on bailout

    10/01/2008 6:51:02 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 2 replies · 285+ views ^ | 10/1/08 | Barbara Barrett
    Burr will vote yes, Dole no, on bailout Barbara Barrett, Staff Writer Comment on this story U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Winston-Salem Republican, plans to support tonight's Senate vote on a bailout deal for the financial markets. In a statement on the Senate floor, Burr said he believes both the markets and small businesses need the stability that a rescue plan will offer, warning of an economic downturn rivaling the Great Depression if action isn't taken. Burr also blamed the crisis on "greedy behavior." "Much of what got us to this point was not only reckless behavior on Wall Street,...
  • Lipstick on the Bail Out

    10/01/2008 3:52:23 PM PDT · by ArtThomas · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Now that the Senate has dressed up the bail out our arrogant Congressmen/women will feel free to ignore the will of the people and vote for the same 750 Billion Giveaway. It’s the same 750 Billion disguised by another 100 Billion in lipstick. In lock step these congressional scoundrels will defy their constituents. They know there is safety in numbers, so if they all approve the giveaway constituents will throw up their hands in disgust and reelect them anyway. Those Congressmen/women voting with the people and against the giveaway should be reelected and the others should be voted out. It’s...
  • The Battle Lines Are Drawn

    09/29/2008 4:36:28 PM PDT · by ArtThomas · 5 replies · 348+ views
    To Bail or Not to Bail - There are as many intelligent people against the bail out as there is for the bail out. So who is right? That my friends is not the issue. The issue is the will of the people, and the will of the people couldn’t be any more clearer, the overwhelming majority of the people DO NOT want a bail out. The Real Battle Should Be Recognized - The real battle should be easily recognized as a battle between the arrogant Congress and the American people. It’s a long standing battle between those in Congress...