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  • Governor Calls Fetal Pain Bill Efforts “Waste of Time” [Satire]

    05/24/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    A push for a special session to consider legislation that would address fetal pain and, thereby, place a limit on abortions was labeled a “waste of time” by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D). “As I’ve said before, legislation that would elevate concern for a fetus’s pain above that of a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is unconstitutional,” Tomblin reiterated. “The argument that the pain inflicted on the fetus is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s bar against cruel or unusual punishment is unpersuasive. The Eighth Amendment protects against cruel punishment. The fetus has committed no offense and...
  • Cruel, Heartless Obama Mocks his Most Loyal, Unquestioning Supporters

    02/01/2014 2:16:12 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/1/2014 | Daily Caller
    In a speech in Wisconsin on Thursday, President Barack Obama insulted perhaps the most fervent members of his political base: art history majors. The politically clumsy moment occurred during the president’s remarks at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines facility. After extolling his own economic policies at some length, Obama observed that “manufacturing jobs typically pay well” in the United States. “We want to encourage more of them,” he said. Then, he began to speak — apparently extemporaneously — about the benefits of working in America’s ever-diminishing manufacturing sector.
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli's Economics Lesson: "ALL KIDS LEFT BEHIND"

    01/07/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    CNBC TV "Santelli Exchange" | January 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    At 9:45 AM CST today Rick Santelli white-boarded the total debt that our children are currently charged with. The amount is $ 3.5 MILLION per baby born today! Rick named this economics lesson "All Kids Left Behind," and encouraged all to use this term often.
  • Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing

    02/08/2012 8:24:18 AM PST · by mgstarr · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 2/8/12 | David Lieb
    A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Bustamante was 15 years old when she confessed to strangling Elizabeth, repeatedly stabbing her in the chest and slicing the girl's throat. She led police to the shallow grave where she had concealed Elizabeth's body under a blanket of leaves in the woods behind their neighborhood. "I know words," she said, pausing to take a deep breath and struggling to compose herself, "can...
  • Court Blocks Restrictions on Abortion

    07/03/2011 12:15:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    A federal judge issued a decree barring the state of South Dakota from implementing new restrictions on abortions performed in the state. The restrictions would have imposed a three-day waiting period and mandated pregnancy counseling prior to any abortion procedure. In her ruling, Judge Karen Schreier called the restrictions “unacceptably cruel and inhumane. Why should a woman be forced to delay undergoing a medical procedure that she already has decided she wants? Why should she be compelled to listen to counseling that can only foment doubt that she is taking the right course?” “The Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973...
  • Britain goes halal... but no-one tells the public: ritually slaughtered meat served with no warning

    09/18/2010 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Mail (UK) ^ | 18th September 2010 | Simon Mcgee and Martin Delgado
    A Mail on Sunday investigation – which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty – has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public. All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its ‘strong Christian ethos’, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them. Even Britain’s biggest hotel and...
  • Caught on camera: The cruel taunts of teenagers that killed man with learning difficulties

    03/12/2010 9:30:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,425+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/10 | James Tozer and Carol Driver
    These haunting pictures show the extent to which a man with learning difficulties suffered 17 years of torment at the hands of youths, before he collapsed and died in his garden. A film captured on a mobile phone shows how David Askew's agitators would stand inches from his garden fence and hurl abuse at him. On Wednesday the 64-year-old could take no more and, as he tried to protect his property, he suffered a suspected heart attack and died on the spot.
  • Humane Society Ad. (just sad)

    10/18/2009 7:49:37 AM PDT · by Vendome · 137 replies · 2,499+ views
    Vanity | 10/18/2009 | Vendome
    Just saw another ad by the Humane Society. They do wonderful work and help animals who have been abandoned or treated cruelly. I hate these ads, not for their poor taste, they are actually done well and are a needed message about treating animals with love and humanely. What bothers me about the ads is the starkness of the cruelty man exacts on an animal who loves unconditionally and is always happy to see you. They don't care what kind of day you had or how much money you make. The're always happy when you walk in the front door....
  • VIDEO: WH's Douglass: "Cruel" To Prohibit Seniors From Professional Advice

    08/12/2009 9:30:01 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 36 replies · 789+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    The White House's Linda Douglass says it is cruel to prevent seniors from making end of life decisions.
  • Owners of Olympia (WA) pizza place cut off heat to employees

    01/02/2009 8:34:30 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 56 replies · 2,106+ views
    King5.com ^ | 1/2/09 | Jesse Jones
    LACEY, Wash. – Employees of a pizza delivery shop say the owners have cut off the heat in the store. And they say if the workers don’t like it, they can leave.
  • Adolescent Cruelty

    07/23/2008 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 39 replies · 111+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/23/08 | Revski
    This is an animated video of a dove that we see in most back yards. As a child, I with a slingshot, 22 rifle and 12 gage shot gun, killed many kinds of birds just for sport, to see if I could aim good and bring the little creature to the ground. I didn’t kill for food but in adolescent behavior. It is so cruel and for this reason I created this video to show and teach the cruelty of this kind of behavior.
  • METS FIRE RANDOLPH

    06/17/2008 8:04:59 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 39 replies · 105+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/17/8
    In a bizarrely timed housecleaning, Minaya fired Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto shortly before midnight West Coast time (3 a.m. in New York) after all three had just returned from a 9-6 win here over the first-place Angels. Randolph was replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel, a former AL Manager of the Year with the White Sox, while Triple-A New Orleans pitching coach Dan Warthen is taking over for Peterson. New Orleans manager Ken Oberkfell also is joining Manuel's staff along with Luis Aguyo. Minaya, who had flown to California during the game,...
  • Live & Let Live

    03/28/2008 4:15:17 PM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies · 144+ views
    This is an animated video of children and the abuse of a homemade weapon. As a child, I with a slingshot, 22 rifle and 12 gage shot gun, killed many kinds of birds just to see if I could aim good and bring the little creature to the ground. I didn’t kill for food but in adolescent behavior. It is so cruel and for this reason I created this video to show and teach the cruelty of this kind of behavior, live and let live.
  • Olympics clean up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats

    03/09/2008 9:12:50 AM PDT · by null and void · 43 replies · 1,132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 00:55am on 9th March 2008 | SIMON PERRY
    Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games. Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around. Then they are trucked to what animal welfare groups describe as death camps on the edges of the city. The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of...
  • Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation

    06/27/2007 5:25:06 PM PDT · by van_erwin · 68 replies · 2,132+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | June 27, 2007 | Ana Marie Cox
    The reporter intended the anecdote that opened part four of the Boston Globe's profile of Mitt Romney to illustrate, as the story said, "emotion-free crisis management": Father deals with minor — but gross — incident during a 1983 family vacation, and saves the day. But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal. The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the...
  • Boy, 8, Kills Baby Sister, Police Say

    06/13/2007 8:54:53 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 630+ views
    FOX News ^ | 6/13/07 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    <p>NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — An 8-year-old boy dropped or threw his infant twin sisters down the stairs, killing one and injuring the other, authorities said. He is too young to be detained or charged, they said.</p> <p>The boy has a "diminished mental capacity," police said. A child must be at least 10 to be in the juvenile court system, Larry Irving, an investigator with the North Richland Hills Police Department, said Wednesday.</p>
  • Mom of mutilated baby in HPD custody (genitals)

    05/11/2007 1:21:50 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 68 replies · 3,919+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/07 | PEGGY O'HARE
    A woman who claimed that a family pet mutilated her infant son's genitals was taken into police custody this morning, shortly before a protective custody hearing in the case began. Katherine "Katie" Nadal, 25, is charged with injury to a child, a felony offense. The former Anahuac High School cheerleader was led away in handcuffs by two plainclothes Houston Police Department officers at 9:30 a.m. Nadal, a former cocktail waitress now unemployed, had arrived at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center with her mother and her attorney, Itze Soliz Matthews. Police said Nadal did not seem that surprised by the...
  • Anglers Fear Ban On 'Cruel' Live Bait Will Spread (UK)

    01/06/2007 8:18:54 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 1,524+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2007 | Jasper Copping
    Anglers fear ban on 'cruel' live bait will spread By Jasper Copping, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:30am GMT 07/01/2007 Anglers are to be banned from using live fish as bait after politicians decided it was cruel. The ban, which will apply in Scotland, has angered fishermen south of the border who believe it has handed a major victory to animal rights campaigners calling for similar legislation in the rest of Britain. Steve Greenway, a leading angler from Staffordshire who has been on 105 fishing trips to Scotland, said: "If I thought live bait was cruel, I wouldn't use it. Where...
  • Free Havana

    08/01/2006 5:08:32 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 714+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1 August 2006 | Editorial Leader
    Cuban Communism: Fidel Castro's slide toward death's embrace is bringing closer the island-state's day of reckoning: Either it lives free or dies a tyranny. The U.S. must now push for freedom relentlessly. The ailing dictator will probably go out the way he shouldn't — in his bed. But the legacy he leaves just 90 miles from our shores is one of the worst in the world and should be destroyed. Contrary to the media's puerile awe at the 79-year-old Castro's significance — he's often reverently called "the longest-serving" Latin American ruler or "maverick leader" — he is one of the...
  • Injured Husband Talks to Action News

    05/19/2006 11:46:18 AM PDT · by meandog · 74 replies · 2,515+ views
    TIOGA-NICETOWN - May 17, 2006 - A Philadelphia man is recovering from an attack, allegedly at the hands of his wife. The assault on his private parts has become public knowledge. In an interview with Action News after his release from, the 52-year-old victim spoke of his terrifying ordeal. The 52-year-old Tioga-Nicetown man, who we are identifying only by his first name of Howard, arrived home late Wednesday, hours after his wife allegedly tore off two parts of his genitalia with her bare hands. Surgeons at Einstein successfully managed to repair the damage. Howard/Tioga-Nicetown: "Doctors did a beautiful job in...
  • Background Note: Belarus [Lukashenko the cruel dictator]

    03/21/2006 8:11:37 AM PST · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 285+ views
    [...] The constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, the authorities restrict this right in practice. Although Article 16 of the 1996 amended constitution that resulted from the illegal referendum reaffirms the equality of religions and denominations before the law, it also contains restrictive language that stipulated that cooperation between the state and religious organizations "is regulated with regard for their influence on the formation of spiritual, cultural, and country traditions of the Belarusian people." [...] In March 2004 the government began forcing state employees (some 80% of Belarusian workers) to sign short-term work contracts. Although contracts may be concluded...
  • Freep a San Jose, Ca. poll(death penalty related)

    02/21/2006 12:53:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 433+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2-21-06 | Mercury News
    Do you think lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment? Yes 81 votes (14%) No (hit Reply below to comment) 481 votes (86%)
  • `Dealing Dogs' documents cruel kennel conditions

    02/21/2006 6:25:48 AM PST · by apackof2 · 23 replies · 584+ views
    Metromix.com ^ | 2.21.06 | Sid Smith
    Each year, so-called "Class B" dealers provide some 42,000 dogs to laboratory and veterinary research, their nurturing and treatment prior to sale regulated by the federal Department of Agriculture. But the kennels are many, and the inspectors limited in number. Abuse, according to the documentary "Dealing Dogs" (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO), is widespread, sometimes involving kennel operators who not only mistreat the animals, but obtain their stock from pet thieves.
  • Alito parts with conservatives on execution - Yahoo! News

    02/02/2006 10:14:02 AM PST · by sefarkas · 53 replies · 1,744+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 2, 9:07 AM ET | James Vicini
    Alito sided with the majority in a 6-3 vote that rejected a last minute request to allow Missouri to carry out the execution of Michael Taylor, 39, by lethal injection at midnight, a court spokesman said on Thursday. He has challenged his death sentence on the grounds that the three-drug cocktail of lethal chemicals used in executions carry the risk of undue suffering, violating the U.S. Constitution's protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Eminem Music Allegedly Used As U.S. Torture Device

    12/19/2005 9:46:43 AM PST · by Abathar · 87 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | December 19, 2005 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A human rights group is alleging the United States operated a secret prison near Afghanistan's capital as recently as last year. The group claims that music by Eminem and Dr. Dre were used as instruments of torture. New York-based Human Rights Watch has issued a report saying the United States operated a secret prison in Afghanistan and tortured detainees. The report quoted an Ethiopian-born detainee as saying he was kept in a pitch-black prison and forced to listen to Eminem and Dr. Dre’s rap music for 20 days before the music was replaced by "horrible ghost laughter...
  • Mother accused of abandoning child on Beltway, faces charges

    07/28/2005 11:15:31 AM PDT · by JZelle · 14 replies · 627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-28-05 | Gary Emerling
    A Newport News, Va., woman is facing charges including felony child neglect after police said she abandoned her 4-year-old son and struck him with her car Tuesday night on the Beltway in Falls Church. Virginia State Police said Channoah Alece Green, 22, left her son along the heavily traveled interstate when she became upset with him. She also faces a felony hit-and-run charge related to the incident; police said she hit her son with the car when he tried to climb back inside. "Apparently, as she pulled away, she actually struck her own child and knocked him to the ground,"...
  • Is Prosecution The Solution? (Terri Schiavo Is Being Tortured, Torture Is A Crime, Therefore...)

    03/20/2005 11:01:40 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 79 replies · 1,495+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 20, 2005 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The U.S. Congress and the Florida state legislature are struggling to overcome impasses in their efforts to enact laws that might save Terri Schiavo's life, or at least have her case reviewed by federal courts. But is there a more straightforward solution? Excruciatingly slow starvation and dehydration is clearly a form of torture. Torture is a crime. So why don't the state law-enforcement authorities in Florida prosecute Michael Schiavo and any person who is aiding and abetting him in carrying it out? After the feeding tube that sustains Terri Schiavo was removed on Friday afternoon, National Review's John Miller asked...
  • More Judicial Activism

    03/01/2005 10:10:54 AM PST · by Richie Rich · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/01/05 | Richie Rich
    The judicial activism continues: the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a Missouri case to bar a penalty that had been legal in 19 states. Today's ruling reversed a 1989 Supreme Court decision that had allowed executions of 16- and 17- year-old killers. "Juvenile offenders cannot with reliability be classified among the worst offenders,'' Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the court in Washington. He pointed to "the stark reality that the United States is the only country in the world that continues to give official sanction to the juvenile death penalty." And all this time I thought the justices were...
  • A Family's Torment - Terri Schiavo

    02/12/2005 8:05:31 AM PST · by amdgmary · 39 replies · 5,432+ views
    ProLifeBlogs.com ^ | Feb 11, 2005
    A Family's Torment - Terri Schiavo The following items are among many very frustrating circumstances that Terri Schiavo’s parents, brother, and sister consider to be abuses of Terri on the part of Michael Schiavo. As a parent, can you imagine having to just be a bystander while these abuses are inflicted on your child? All of these have been condoned by Judge Greer and the Pinellas County officials. Denial of Therapy, Rehabilitation and Necessary Services FS 744.3215 Rights of persons determined incapacitated FS 837.021 Perjury by contradictory statements Records show that in 1992 Michael Schiavo, Terri Schiavo’s legal guardian, sued...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Cruel and Unusual- (winter used to really suck)

    12/09/2004 4:11:10 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 42 replies · 876+ views
    City Pages ^ | 12-08-04 | Mike Mosedale
    Admit it: Like most Minnesotans, you think our long, cold winters have made you a tougher and more virtuous person. This is a leading article of faith here. It lies at the core of Minnesota's identity. Exposure to an Alberta clipper, the magical thinking goes, works as some sort of anesthetic on the id. It protects you from the slide into turpitude and indolence that is characteristic of the warmer climes. It strengthens your resolve and purpose. And, most importantly, it promotes stoicism and common sense--those greatest of Midwestern virtues. After all, without those qualities, how can you possibly get...
  • Humane Treatment for the Inhumane

    11/28/2004 1:25:01 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 179+ views
    PATRIOT VOCALS.INFO ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2004 | JEFF "MARIO" SMITH
    As I returned from church and sat down to relax by reading the local liberal news rag, that mind-control mechanism for sheeple and liberals, I was slammed with a front-page article called “Humanity in death”. I sometimes make the effort to read through this bastion of liberal slant and omission of truth in order to gat a glimpse into what the “enemy within” is up to. It appears these leftists now want us to eliminate the practice of lethal injection as a form of capital punishment, because it is allegedly inhumane according to one death row inmate and his team...
  • Widows' bill shock: MOUNTIES RUN UP FUNERAL COSTS

    11/12/2004 10:21:42 AM PST · by Conservative Canuck · 18 replies · 1,205+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 11/12/04 | Mark Bonokowski
    Only in Canada: The say the Mounties "Always get their man," but it's the widows who pay. This is a disgrace! WIDOWS OF Mounties killed recently on duty in Alberta, including one shot dead during a standoff, have been stuck with hefty funeral bills by the national police force. Lesley Massey said the RCMP insisted on a full regimental funeral for her husband Dennis, a 33-year member who died in a traffic accident when a trailer came loose from a gas tanker and landed on his car. Massey said the force told her it would handle all arrangements, which it...
  • Rush Limbaugh and the Party of Compassion

    10/16/2003 8:59:33 AM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies · 491+ views
    Freedom News ^ | October 14, 2003 | Tim Phares
    Liberals are revealing their true colors yet again in the happy dance they are doing over Rush Limbaugh’s admission that he is addicted to prescription painkillers and his trip to rehab. With a few notable exceptions, such as liberal commentator and radio talk show host Alan Colmes of Fox News’s “Hannity and Colmes,” the self-proclaimed Party of Compassion is gleeful over the problem that Limbaugh is experiencing. Liberal mean-spiritedness has shown up in many ways of late, including the scuttling of Miguel Estrada, demands to impeach President Bush for his military policy, their fervent scandal-mongering in the Joseph Wilson affair,...
  • Rush Limbaugh and the Party of Compassion

    10/16/2003 8:53:36 AM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 1,347+ views
    Freedom News ^ | October 14, 2003 | Tim Phares
    Liberals are revealing their true colors yet again in the happy dance they are doing over Rush Limbaugh’s admission that he is addicted to prescription painkillers and his trip to rehab. With a few notable exceptions, such as liberal commentator and radio talk show host Alan Colmes of Fox News’s “Hannity and Colmes,” the self-proclaimed Party of Compassion is gleeful over the problem that Limbaugh is experiencing. Liberal mean-spiritedness has shown up in many ways of late, including the scuttling of Miguel Estrada, demands to impeach President Bush for his military policy, their fervent scandal-mongering in the Joseph Wilson affair,...
  • Teen Feeds neighbor's 15 year old cat to gator!

    05/17/2003 9:17:24 AM PDT · by tuckrdout · 208 replies · 993+ views
    News-Press.com ^ | 5.17.03 | tuckrdout
    "A teenage boy who fed a neighbor’s pet cat to an alligator Thursday told investigators he just wanted to see what the gator would do, Cape Coral police reported. Andrew J. Castor, 14, of 1432 S.E. 24th Ave. was arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, feeding a gator and the theft of the cat. The state attorney's office hadn't decided what charges to pursue Friday or whether Castor would be tried as an adult, said spokeswoman Chere Avery. According to police, Castor stole the 12-year-old cat from a chair in the neighbor’s front yard Thursday afternoon, slipped it...
  • Anglers carp at 'fish pain' theory

    05/02/2003 3:11:04 PM PDT · by Carpet Kitten · 21 replies · 457+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/30/3
    <p>EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Anglers and animal rights activists were further apart than ever on Wednesday after scientists said they had proved for the first time that fish feel pain.</p> <p>The study on rainbow trout by scientists in Scotland found evidence, researchers said, that fish have feelings, including stress and pain.</p>
  • Enemy tactics blend cruelty, cunning

    03/27/2003 11:45:33 AM PST · by jwalburg · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 27, 2003 | By Sharon Schmickle -- McClatchy Newspapers
    <p>CAMP VIPER, Iraq -- Marine Sgt. Steven Zakar said he saw boys about 7 years old armed with AK-47 rifles standing in front of Iraqi troops on the banks of the Euphrates River.</p> <p>Marine Cpl. Stephen Hammond said he saw a hospital replete with fake patients and doctors used as a headquarters for Iraqi forces.</p>
  • Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A.

    07/11/2002 4:37:33 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 347 replies · 640+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 07/11/02 | Dan Whitcomb
    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who videotaped a police beating near Los Angeles that enraged black leaders and then dodged a grand jury inquiry into the matter was arrested on Thursday as he prepared to grant a television interview. Photos Reuters Photo Slideshows Audio/Video (AP) Mitchell Crooks was taken into custody on warrants issued in northern California for petty theft and drunken driving. Authorities also served him with a subpoena to testify before the Los Angeles County grand jury. Crooks' arrest was videotaped and broadcast on local KCAL-TV, showing undercover officers hustling him into a sports...
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    06/26/2002 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Bowana · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Cruel and Unusual Punishment Cruel and unusual punishment is forbidden under the eighth amendment to the United States constitution. For a victim of murder, it would not be classified as punishment, but being murdered is certainly cruel and unusual. The sentence for such a crime should be no less. On Thursday, June 20th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that executions of mentally retarded criminals are cruel and unusual punishment violating the eighth amendment. So according to the standard, if a person found guilty of murder can show that they have an IQ under 70, then they will not have...
  • Couple arrested after children forced to dig ditches

    03/14/2002 8:57:59 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 65 replies · 287+ views
    Associate Press ^ | March 14, 2002 | A/P Staff
    Couple arrested after children forced to dig ditches 03/14/2002 Associated Press TYLER, Texas - Arrests of an East Texas couple followed accusations that they forced their four young children to dig ditches in subfreezing weather as punishment for sneaking food between meals. Luis Guevera Sanchez, 31, and Melissa Dale Raynor, 32, were arrested last week in connection with felony child endangerment, Smith County Jail records show. Both were released this week after posting bond. Child endangerment charges against the Lindale couple were forwarded Wednesday to the Smith County District Attorney. The youngsters, ages 6, 10, 11 and 12, have...