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  • President Obama Has Given 657 Commutations To Cocaine Dealers Since August

    12/22/2016 2:07:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 12/22/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    That represents nearly 80 percent of the commutations the president has given since August. Commutations are a form of clemency, which reduces the sentences of federal prisoners. President Obama has given more commutations then the past 11 presidents combined, and The New York Times reports he plans to give more before his final day in office. Many of these cocaine dealers who have received clemency from Obama were not low-level criminals. Darryl Reed was sentenced to 35 years in 1990 and will now be released from federal prison on Dec. 28, 2016. Reed used to be known as the “crack...
  • Las Vegas woman charged with gunning down 3 roommates

    12/24/2017 8:41:37 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/23/2017 | AP
    A Las Vegas woman is facing multiple murder charges Saturday in the shooting deaths of her three roommates, who lived in what authorities described as a "problem house." Christine Sanchez, 47, is currently being held in a county jail on three counts of open murder with a deadly weapon. According to Las Vegas police, she had been in an ongoing dispute with her roommates. When the victims returned to the home Friday afternoon, all four got into an altercation. It was at that point Sanchez pulled out a handgun and shot the trio multiple times, police said. Responding officers found...
  • Syracuse crack dealer freed by Obama faces jail over missed drug tests

    09/21/2017 7:23:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 09/21/17 | By Julie McMahon jmcmahon@syracuse.com,
    A Syracuse crack cocaine dealer granted clemency by President Barack Obama for his role in a large '90s drug ring is facing jail over missed drug tests. Dewayne Comer, 47, will appear in federal court Friday to ask a judge not to send him back to prison. Probation officials said in court papers that Comer failed to report for four drug tests, most recently over Labor Day Weekend. Testing was required as part of Comer's supervised release. Comer served nearly 21 years of a life sentence before Obama commuted his and 213 other defendants' sentences in 2016.
  • In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

    01/15/2017 7:12:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 183 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Anahad O'Connor
    What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks, which accounted for 5 percent of the dollars they spent on food. The category of ‘sweetened beverages,’ which includes fruit juices, energy drinks and sweetened teas, accounted for almost 10...
  • DD2 elementary school students suspended for having 'happy crack'

    12/05/2016 3:47:33 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    WCIV News Channel 4, Charleston, SC ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Alex Heaton
    DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Some parents in Dorchester County are furious after nine students at Eagles Nest Elementary School were suspended for violating a school drug policy. The problem parents say is the children weren't caught with drugs. They were accused of having sugar mixed with Kool-Aid in their possession. ABC News 4 spoke with one parent Tuesday who said her child's infraction was reduced during an expulsion hearing at the district office. The child is now on a probationary status with the district and will be able to return to school Thursday.
  • Obama White House Issues Non-Response to DNC Crack-Up

    07/24/2016 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/16 | Katie McHugh
    President Barack Obama issued a vague statement of support to disgraced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to help paper over the revealing leaks of elite Democrats’ emails that were published by Wikileaks Friday afternoon. The leaks showed that Wasserman Schultz and her co-conspirators in the DNC worked to crown Hillary Clinton as the 2016 nominee amid a bruising primary battle against independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back. This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful,” the president’s statement read: Her leadership of the...
  • Tangled Webb

    12/21/2004 3:22:01 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 225+ views
    TAS ^ | 12/21/04 | Christopher Orlet
    Moments after the story hit the wires that Gary Webb had been found dead of an apparent suicide, the radical left began hinting that the former San Jose Mercury News reporter who broke the Nicaraguan Contra-Crack Connection story had met with a more sinister fate. Alex Walker, of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, got the conspiracy ball rolling with the help of single quotation marks and a bit of idyllic prose: They are calling it a 'suicide.' What an amazing 'coincidence' that this happens just when Our Dear Great Dumb 'Intelligence Community' is under scrutiny again. Also...
  • Sowell:The War on Cops: Part II

    07/12/2016 9:10:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called "The War on Cops," the title of a devastating new book by Heather Mac Donald. Few, if any, of the most fashionable notions about the police, minorities and the criminal justice system can withstand an examination of hard facts. Yet those fashionable notions continue to dominate discussions in the media, in politics and in academia. But Ms. Mac Donald's book of documented facts demolishes many fashionable notions....
  • Seattle's homeless emergency episode 2: SHARE/WHEEL The homeless mafia

    05/13/2016 11:22:10 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    Shocking isn't it? Tent cities, refugee camps, they are all over America but in Seattle they are considered the norm. Today as of the writing of this article, one such tent city has been erected over Seattle city hall. It is illegally established and yet city hall not only tolerates it but is using taxpayer funds to promote it. They have but one demand. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! The Tent city, dubbed Tent City 6 is run by two organizations of militant homeless bums called SHARE/WHEEL. Share stands for Seattle Housing and Resource effort. Wheel stands for Women's Housing, Equality...
  • New York Post: ‘Doctors are flummoxed by Toronto crackhead’s cancer’

    03/21/2016 10:21:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    And the Post probably cannot understand why mainstream journalism is on the way out. Hint: it’s not just because of the Internet This was the headline the New York Post ran in Thursday’s article about former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Underneath the headline it prominently says “By Fox News.” But Fox used another headline that read, “Doctors trying to determine next steps in ex-Toronto mayor’s cancer treatments.” During the latter part of his term as mayor that ended in October 2014, Ford became embroiled in scandal that made news around the world. It included drunken stupors in public and videos...
  • President Barack Obama Commutes Sentences of Philly-Area Crack, Other Drug Offenders

    12/20/2015 3:48:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 95 offenders - including six drug offenders from the Philadelphia region - and pardoned two more in a year-end spree. Almost all of those receiving commuted sentences are non-violent drug offenders. Many were convicted of distributing or possessing cocaine or crack-cocaine. The commutations are the most that Obama has issued at once time. Four Philadelphia men, a Reading, Pennsylvania resident and a Lawrenceville, New Jersey man - three who were serving life sentences - were among those pardoned. Click here to learn more about each man's crimes and when they will become free.
  • Mom of Broncos' Demaryius Thomas to be released early from prison

    07/13/2015 3:41:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    calgarysun.com ^ | Monday, July 13, 2015 03:48 PM MDT
    Smith, along with Thomas' grandmother, were convicted of trafficking and sentenced in 2000 to 24 years in a federal prison. Smith now is scheduled to be released on Nov. 10. Five days later, the Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver. "These men and women were not violent criminals, but the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at least 20 years; 14 of them had been sentenced to life for nonviolent drug offences, so their punishments didn't fit the crime," Obama said in a video on the White House Facebook page, via The New York Times. "I believe that...
  • There’s a Crack Forming on Rosetta’s 67P. Is it Breaking Up?

    01/24/2015 9:28:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on January 24, 2015 | Tim Reyes
    The crack, or fissure, could spell the beginning of the end for comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It is located in the neck area, in the region named Hapi, between the two lobes that make 67P appear so much like a Rubber Duck from a distance. The fissure could represent a focal point of many properties and forces at work, such as the rotation rate and axis – basically head over heels of the comet. The fissure lies in the most active area at present, and possibly the most active area overall. Though the Hapi region appears to receive nearly constant sunlight, at...
  • Oprah Winfrey Talks Keys to a Meaningful Life at Stanford University

    04/21/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21/15 | Ian Cull
    The keys to a meaningful life. That’s what Oprah Winfrey was asked to give hundreds of students and faculty at Stanford University on Monday night. Winfrey was welcomed into the Stanford Memorial Church with a standing ovation. She started by sharing stories of her upbringing and faith. “I knew how to pay attention. I was a great observer of life, and I grew up believing that I was indeed for sure, God's child,” she said. Oprah spoke about what she finds important in life: choosing love over fear, becoming self-aware, and if you ever lose sight of your goals or...
  • Driver Suffered "Coughing Attack" Before Fatal Big Rig Crash Off Southern CA Freeway

    04/17/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/17 | Jonathan Lloyd and Vanessa Ruiz
    The crash near the interchange of the 118 and 210 freeways left others hospitalized in critical conditionA big rig driver suffered what authorities described as a "coughing attack" at the wheel before crashing off a Southern California freeway and slamming into a pickup in a fatal collision that involved several other vehicles. The northern San Fernando Valley crash, which left four people hospitalized in critical condition, occurred under the 210 Freeway-118 Freeway interchange near the Paxton Street exit. The big rig crashed off the 210 Freeway freeway and down an embankment before crossing an exit ramp and slamming into the...
  • VIDEO: Concerns Grow Over Large Crack Along Lake Whitney Cliff

    03/17/2015 11:32:12 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 85 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 03/17/15 | nbcdfw.com
    A giant fracture in a limestone cliff overlooking Lake Whitney is threatening another luxury home, less than a year after a mansion was burned to the ground before it could collapse and fall into the North Texas lake below.
  • Bill Clinton apologizes to Mexico for the war on drugs which he blames for fueling violence

    02/15/2015 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Former President Bill Clinton has apologized to Mexico during a speech in which he suggests that the U.S. war on drugs has been responsible for fueling escalating violence. Clinton spoke at the Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity in Mexico where he told the audience that the war had backfired and led to violence which is crippling the country. He said: 'I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it's not really your fault. Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land. I apologize...
  • Troopers: False rape accusation led to killing in Fairbanks [ Alaska ]

    01/09/2015 2:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Dorothy Chomicz
    A false accusation of rape allegedly caused a Barrow man to beat his cousin to death in a Fairbanks hotel room Wednesday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers. Abraham S. Stine, 39, was charged Thursday with one count of second-degree murder for beating Wesley Lord, 37, to death at the Extended Stay Hotel on Old Airport Way. His girlfriend, Dominique Natalie Vasquez, 31, also of Barrow, was charged with one count of second-degree murder for her actions during the incident. According to charging documents, Vasquez had been smoking methamphetamine and drinking alcohol with Lord and two other men — one...
  • Thousands mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life'

    12/06/2014 8:53:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion Barry's programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday to say goodbye to the man dubbed "Mayor for Life." Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. He served four terms as mayor and leaves a legacy as the most famous, the most beloved and the most divisive local leader in four decades of District of Columbia self-rule.
  • Florida woman accused of smoking crack while breastfeeding baby

    08/09/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wkmg ^ | staff
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Daytona Beach woman was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations of breastfeeding her infant daughter while smoking crack cocaine. Bobbre Williams, 37, was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, battery on a law enforcement officer, cocaine possession and child neglect.