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  • ALERT! Same day voting and felon vote bills coming up in Nevada!

    03/20/2011 10:07:46 PM PDT · by Loyal Sedition · 10 replies
    NV distribution email. | 3/20/11 | Loyal Sedition
    Two bills are being heard in the Nevada Legislature next week that will greatly weaken our elections process, and that directly violate the Nevada Republican Party Platform, which says under the Citizenship section: “We oppose same-day registration and voting. We demand proof of U.S. citizenship and residency at the time of registration and authentic government issued photo identification at the time of voting.” AB108 is a very dangerous bill. It eliminates the deadline to register to vote for an election, and allows same-day registration and voting. This needlessly opens up the electoral process to significant fraud, and allows voters to...
  • Feds back William Jefferson (FELON-LA) verdict (Has yet to serve first day on 13 year sentence)

    03/14/2011 4:44:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NOLA ^ | 3/12/11 | Bruce Alpert
    Feds back Jefferson verdict111-page filing says jury got it right Bruce Alpert - Washington bureau Saturday, March 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- A federal jury properly found that former Rep. William Jefferson engaged in "numerous bribe schemes" to "unjustly enrich himself and his family," so a federal appeals court should allow the jury's guilty verdict to stand, prosecutors say. In a 111-page filing late Thursday to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the prosecutors urged the court to reject Jefferson's argument that the verdict, guilty on 11 of 16 corruption charges, must be thrown out. Jefferson's attorneys argued...
  • Ex-Sheriff Carona surrenders at federal prison

    01/25/2011 10:56:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 25, 2011 | Larry Welborn
    Disgraced former Sheriff Mike Carona completed his downward spiral from the peak of power in Orange County law enforcement on Tuesday when he surrendered at 8:30 a.m. PST to a federal prison in Colorado to begin serving a 5½-year term for witness tampering. Carona, 55, was Orange County's top cop for nine years before he was indicted, tried and convicted of a single count of trying to convince a former top aide to lie for him during a spreading federal investigation of corruption in the Sheriff's Department.
  • Career Criminal Charged in Trooper's Murder

    12/29/2010 4:37:54 AM PST · by doodad · 24 replies · 3+ views
    WSB radio ^ | 12/28/2010 | Condace Pressley
    A 30-year-old man with an extensive criminal record was charged Tuesday in the shooting death of a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was killed after trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, authorities said. Gregory Favors is charged in the murder of Chadwick LeCroy, 38, who was shot in the neck Monday night after trying to stop Favors' 2007 Mazda for having a broken headlight, said Vernon Keenan, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
  • IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds (NY)

    12/17/2010 7:43:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 2+ views
    NBCNewYork ^ | 12-18-10
    *snip* Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds from 12 taxpayers, according to federal court documents. *snip* Stephens also allegedly took advantage of her position in the IRS to put in fake tax refund requests and transfers in an IRS computer system so the money would go right back to her or relatives and friends.
  • Most principals in William Jefferson (FELON-LA) case doing poorly a year after his sentencing

    12/16/2010 11:38:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NOLA ^ | 11/28/10 | Bruce Alpert
    Most principals in William Jefferson case doing poorly a year after his sentencingBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 9:00 AM A little more than a year after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for public corruption, former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson from New Orleans remains free pending an appeal that likely won't be resolved until the spring or early summer. But for some of the people and businesses caught up in what federal prosecutors called a web of shakedown schemes orchestrated by Jefferson, no appeals court ruling will reverse the bankruptcies, loss of business and...
  • Felon laments he can’t vote for gun control

    11/30/2010 4:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Ex-Con: Where Do I Fit In Anti-Gun Campaign?” the New Haven Independent headline reads. The “ex-con” is James Hanton, “released from jail this spring, [who] complained that he can’t vote to retain or replace elected officials who have a direct impact on how thoroughly or not gun violence is going to be rooted out of his community.” “A lot of us coming out of prison want to go in a different direction,” Hanton said, “but because we have these roadblocks in the way ... You’re saying in order to make these changes we need to vote, or we need to...
  • Former NC RAT Governor Mike Easley enters felony plea agreement ($1000 fine - no prison time)

    11/23/2010 10:27:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/23/10
    Former NC Gov. Mike Easley enters felony plea agreementUpdated: Nov 23, 2010 12:34 PM EST RALEIGH, NC (WBTV/AP) - The former governor of North Carolina has entered a plea agreement over a false campaign finance report. Former Governor Mike Easley entered an Alford plea in Wake County court, which means he acknowledged the state's evidence could result in a conviction without having to admit any guilt. By entering the plea Easley would avoid any prison time. Prosecutors say the plea also ends a federal probe that started in February 2009, a month after he left office. As a part of...
  • St. Louis Man Sentenced on Charges of Voting Twice in the 2008 Presidential Election

    10/28/2010 8:55:49 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 25 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | October 27, 2010 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation on charges of voting in two different states during the 2008 general election. Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, appeared this morning before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. In addition to the two years of probation, Campbell was ordered to pay a fine of $250, pay a $100 special assessment, and ordered to participate in drug testing and counseling. Also, as a convicted felon, Campbell is no longer eligible to vote. According to court documents, Campbell had been...
  • Felons Can’t Own Guns. So How Did This Guy Acquire Three … Gun Companies?

    10/22/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 22, 2010 | Bob Owens
    In the dark fantasies of comic books, villains with pathological intent maniacally plot to build super-weapons to decimate cities, countries, and even planets. In Hollywood movies, the corrupt and evil plot to build cop-killing firearms to bring anarchy and chaos to our streets. Now imagine, if you can, a convicted kidnapper — with additional arrests for communicating threats and simple assault — acquiring not just a weapon or two, but an entire gun company while the federal government stood idly by. Imagine that this same felon then started another gun company from scratch, and then used that company to acquire...
  • Judges agree that state's felon voting law is reasonable (WA)

    10/19/2010 7:47:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    The Olympian ^ | 10/19/2010 | Unknown
    Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed got a resounding victory recently in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals when all 11 judges upheld the state’s ban on voting by prison inmates. Washington’s felon voting law is reasonable. Newly adopted provisions that allow felons to reregister to vote after they have completed their prison time are reasonable, too. It’s encouraging to see the appellate judges uphold the ban — especially by such a wide margin. The 11-0 decision was a sharp turnaround from a three-judge panel of the appellate court which ruled in January that Washington...
  • Little Pavel Wears Stripes

    10/08/2010 12:09:25 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | October 8, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    ...Now Pavel understood. To Pockets, the county jail, state penitentiary, and other such long or short term holding tanks were just another address, just another constituency to manage through Election Day. Sometimes more of a challenge than others. “Ya know how pollsheets are marked, son?” Pockets asked in a moment of helpfulness. Pavel nodded yes, and Pockets continued. “Well, just as the pollsheets show whether the voter is affiliated or independent, whether they voted in the last election, or the previous, or the previous… these prison rosters are marked too. What they’re in for, for how long, whether they’re convicted...
  • Islamic Center Spokeswoman Convicted Felon

    09/21/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 9/21/10 | WSMV
    According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Camie Ayash was jailed for about a year in 2006 for stealing more than $300,000 from a former employer. Guidelines posted on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's website state that if a member is convicted of a felony, his or her membership in the mosque can be terminated. Ayash said that rule does not apply to her, since she is on the board.
  • Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot

    09/08/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot By: Erika Lovley September 8, 2010 03:25 PM EDT A senior aide for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports. Marcus Stanley, who served as a senior economic adviser and at one time worked on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee — chaired by Boxer — was stopped by a police officer Tuesday morning when he allegedly tried to “remove and conceal” a leafy green substance from his pocket during a security screening at...
  • Rodney King engaged to Cynthia Kelley, one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million: report

    09/07/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/07/2010 | Nancy Dillon
    LOS ANGELES - Police beating victim Rodney King is engaged to one of the jurors who awarded him a $3.8 million settlement, RadarOnline reported Tuesday. King and Cynthia Kelley said they first felt a romantic spark when they met in a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after the controversial 1994 jury award. Both were married at the time, which complicated the blossoming relationship. They later separated when King joined the cast of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" after multiple arrests for being under the influence of PCP. Four months ago, King, 44, called Kelley on a whim.
  • Socialist infiltrates Congress, champions Obamacare

    08/19/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Man50D · 19 replies ^ | August 18, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has a long and friendly history with a U.S.-based socialist organization that seeks to create socialist-style health care. Schakowsky has been one of the most vocal congressional cheerleaders of Obama's health-care plan. Her husband, Robert Creamer, a convicted felon and political consultant with close ties to the Obama administration, was credited with helping to provide a blueprint for the president's health-care legislation, WND has learned. The hot new best-seller, "The Manchurian President," by Aaron Klein, reveals inside story on Team Obama and its members. Now available autographed at WND's Superstore! Creamer later wrote his health-care platform...
  • LA city councilman indicted on felony voter fraud [ Democrat ]

    A Los Angeles city councilman and his wife were indicted on a total of 24 felony counts stemming from allegations he lived outside his district, prosecutors said Wednesday. Richard Alarcon, 56, faces 18 charges of perjury, voter fraud and filing a false declaration of candidacy. His wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon, is charged with six counts including perjury and voter fraud. They both pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance. It was not immediately clear how much prison time they would face if convicted but it could be "substantial," said Jennifer Lentz Snyder, a deputy district...
  • House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles (Felon gets September prison date)

    07/24/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles
  • Ex-con James Traficant doesn’t make ballot in Congress comeback bid

    07/06/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the number of petition signatures required to get on the fall ballot. She says Traficant plans to appeal. Elections board officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Traficant was hoping to run as an independent in his Youngstown-area home turf against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. Traficant represented the region in Congress as a Democrat for nearly two decades....
  • Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica Conyers (convicted felon asks for prison delay)

    06/23/2010 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica ConyersUpdated: Friday, 11 Jun 2010, 9:01 PM EDT DETROIT (AP) - A judge has ordered former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers to abstain from alcohol after she said the stress of her corruption case has pushed her to drink. Federal Judge Avern Cohn also ordered Conyers to undergo testing and participate in treatment as directed by the court's Pretrial Services agency. The order was signed Thursday after Pretrial Services officer Demetrius Hardy told the judge that Conyers requested treatment. Hardy says she reported an "increase in alcohol consumption" since her guilty plea to a...
  • Roughed-up Rangel: I'm running anyway (ethics investigations don't slow down tax-cheat Charlie)

    06/03/2010 10:08:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 428+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/10 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Roughed-up Rangel: I'm running anywayBy Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein Last Updated: 7:39 AM, May 16, 2010 Despite ethics investigations and rumblings that he'll retire, Charles Rangel said he will run for re-election in November. "I'm running," Rangel told The Post. The 19-term Harlem Democrat, who turns 80 in June, faces a jam-packed field of candidates. Sensing his political weaknesses, four Democrats are seeking to challenge Rangel in a primary. A Republican is also vying for the seat. Rangel resigned his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee in March following a report by the Ethics Committee admonishing...
  • High Court Asks Obama Administration for Views on Felon Voting Bans

    05/04/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 451+ views ^ | 05/04/10 | Tony Mauro
    After years of expressing little interest, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Obama administration to weigh in on whether laws that bar felons from voting violated the federal Voting Rights Act. The request came in the case of Simmons v. Galvin, in which the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Massachusetts Article 120, an amendment to the state constitution in 2000 that barred felons from voting while in prison. Massachusetts is one of 13 states with similar prohibitions, while 35 other states extend the ban to the period of parole or probation or beyond. Only Maine and...
  • Board rejects Utah County doctor Max Cannon's request for reinstated license

    04/29/2010 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 410+ views
    Deseret News ^ | April 28, 2010 | Carrie A. Moore
    SALT LAKE CITY — State officials refused this week to reinstate the license of a Utah County physician who was jailed in 2009 after his conviction on charges that he traded prescription drugs for sexual favors. Members of the state's Physicians Licensing Board rejected Dr. Max Cannon's second bid to have his medical license reinstated after a hearing earlier this year in which Cannon blamed bipolar disorder for his past conduct. Cannon had submitted a previous application for reinstatement of his license in February 2008, about 10 days after he was arrested during a hotel sex-sting operation involving a patient....
  • Tom Finneran: No regrets over whale quip

    04/24/2010 5:03:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 943+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jessica Heslam
    WRKO radio host Tom Finneran said he has no second thoughts about the disparaging on-air crack he made regarding Howie Carr’s female producer when confronted outside the station’s Brighton studios yesterday. When asked whether he regretted making the “whale” comment, Finneran told the Herald, “There’s nothing to regret. I’m not making any comment.” The former House speaker also said he had no comment when asked whether station management has talked to him about his remark. The morning-drive host referred to Carr’s producer as a “whale” during the show last Friday - the same day Carr was slapped with a weeklong...
  • ObamaCare Signing: Ex-con at the Scene of the Crime

    03/25/2010 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 460+ views
    big government ^ | 3/25/10 | Joel B. Pollak
    Convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote the blueprint for the Democrats’ health care reform campaign, attended official health care signing celebrations in Washington, D.C. yesterday. He was joined by numerous activists and “community organizers” who have had their sights set on nationalizing health care and have finally achieved it. Creamer’s spouse, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, was one of the bill’s most vociferous proponents. Creamer’s attendance was leaked by a fellow partygoer who blogged: “I just got back from the post-signing ceremony celebration at the Interior Department. It was like a family reunion–young Obama staffers mixing with warriors from the ’93-’94 health...
  • Pass the ammunition(AK)

    03/18/2010 6:44:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 332+ views ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Scott Christiansen
    Not long ago—last October to be more precise—Anchorage attorney and gun rights activist Wayne Anthony Ross was telling Flashlight how difficult it was to gather political support for specific group of people for whom Second Amendment rights were compromised—felons. (See the Press October 28 cover story “Hidden Punishment” at The problem, in the eyes of Ross and other gun activists, is that Alaska laws restricting gun rights don’t match very cleanly with federal laws that extinguish a person’s gun rights whenever a state restricts those rights, even just a little. A felon convicted in state court may have their...
  • Do Felons Deserve a Second Chance, Obama Thinks So

    01/28/2010 9:22:23 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies · 859+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-10 | Sean
    Should convicted felons be given a second chance? Barack Obama thinks so, and he thinks the tax payers should have to foot the bill. He made his view on this issue more than evident during a town hall meeting in Elyria, Ohio on January 22nd. Here is a excerpt from this Ohio town hall meeting, where a 29 year old felon who has never had a job in his life asks Obama if he will help felons get a job. Jerome the felon asks Obama: "I'm 29 years old, and I've never had a job in my life. I went...
  • William Jefferson's (felon-LA) wife says she's entitled to assets sought by feds

    01/09/2010 1:38:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,011+ views
    NOLA ^ | 1/05/10 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson's wife says she's entitled to assets sought by fedsBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune January 05, 2010, 4:06AM The wife of former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, is entitled to half the proceeds of some assets the Justice Department is seeking from her husband as restitution for his corruption convictions last summer, an attorney for Andrea Jefferson says in a new court filing. Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III ruled in November that Jefferson, who was convicted on 11 of 16 corruption charges, must forfeit $470,653 the government says he obtained through the illegal activities at the core of the guilty...
  • Pressure mounts on Kaine to give felons voting rights

    01/08/2010 10:47:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 977+ views ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | William C. Flook
    Gov. Tim Kaine, approaching his last week in office, is facing mounting pressure to restore the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of felons as one of his last acts as governor. A coalition of religious and civil rights organizations is in talks with Kaine, a Democrat, to issue an executive order to remove the barrier for about 300,000 disenfranchised Virginians before he leaves the job on Jan. 16., as well as to initiate a policy to automatically restore felons' voting rights after they're released from prison. The commonwealth and Kentucky are the only states in the union that permanently...
  • Prosecutors Detail Kilpatrick's Spending

    12/07/2009 1:27:18 PM PST · by Westlander · 9 replies · 662+ views
    WWJ.COM ^ | 12-7-2009 | WWJ
    Wayne County Prosecutors say Kilpatrick is living large on what he should be paying to the city of Detroit in restitution. He spent $595 at a Gucci store and $158 at a nail salon this past June, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Athina Siringas said. Siringas also said $800 was spent at one point over the summer on Omaha steaks. Other transaction were made for golf and smooties, and one at a shop called "Nothing Bundt Cakes.'' "That's what you chose to spend the money on?'' Siringas asked Kilpatrick, who invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege several times during Monday's hearing.
  • Martha Stewart (felon) Says Sarah Palin (Governor) Is ‘A Dangerous Person’

    11/21/2009 4:42:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 146 replies · 4,256+ views
    Martha Stewart Says Sarah Palin Is 'A Dangerous Person' By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-11-21 18:50 Martha Stewart on Friday said former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is "a dangerous person," and "anyone like that in government is a real problem." Speaking with HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" producer Jenny D'Attoma, Stewart also said Palin is "very boring" and "confused." Ironically, when asked if she has seen any of Palin's recent interviews, Stewart replied without recognizing the hypocrisy, "I wouldn't watch her if you paid me" (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Mediaite [1]): HLN 'SHOWBIZ TONIGHT' PRODUCER JENNY D'ATTOMA: Now, on...
  • William Jefferson's (D-La & felon) attorneys to ask that he remain free on bond after sentencing

    11/10/2009 11:07:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 836+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/10/09 | Jonathan Tilove
    William Jefferson's attorneys to ask that he remain free on bond after sentencingBy Jonathan Tilove November 10, 2009, 8:30PM Attorneys for William Jefferson are asking a federal judge to allow the former Democratic congressman to remain free on bond after his sentencing Friday pending appeal of his conviction on 11 counts of corruption. In the filing Tuesday, the attorneys said Jefferson's appeal stands a reasonable chance of success and that, contrary to the assertions of the U.S. attorney's office, Jefferson poses no flight risk. "Even if he could leave the country, there is absolutely no likelihood that the defendant would...
  • Sentencing for ex-Rep. Jefferson delayed 2 weeks (Billy Jeff RAT-La gets orange jumpsuit on Nov. 13)

    10/25/2009 7:48:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,284+ views
    WAFB ^ | 10/19/09
    Sentencing for ex-Rep. Jefferson delayed 2 weeksUpdated: Oct 19, 2009 6:28 AM EDT ALEXANDRIA, VA (AP) - A judge has postponed for two weeks the scheduled sentencing of a former Louisiana congressman convicted of taking bribes and racketeering. A jury in northern Virginia convicted William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, on 11 of 16 counts. Prosecutors said he received more than $500,000 in bribes and solicited millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The sentencing had been scheduled for Oct. 30. It's now set for Nov. 13 because defense...
  • Michael Vick doing reality show (after denying it)

    10/07/2009 9:30:13 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 404+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/7/09 | James Hibberd
    BET is going to the dogs. Michael Vick's reality show has found at home at the network. The eight-hour series will follow Vick's return to pro football and will air early next year. As previously reported, Vick was shopping a reality show while in the slammer. You'll also recall a sports news outlet reported that Live Feed/THR's story was false. I believe their lead was ... oh yes: "The only reality show imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick is interested in is straightening out his life and returning to the NFL." The article quoted his rep saying, "Any speculation of Mike doing...
  • Nike denies Vick deal

    10/01/2009 10:07:50 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 743+ views ^ | 10/01/09 | Staff
    OREGON (BNO NEWS) – Nike, Inc. has denied media reports that it has signed an endorsement contract with ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, a spokeswoman told BNO News on Thursday. On Wednesday, many U.S. media outlets had confirmed through Michael Vick's agent that Nike signed a contract with Vick. Nike dumped Vick as an endorser and pulled his products from retail stores in 2007 after he was charged, and later convicted, with bankrolling and running a dog fighting ring. "Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we...

    09/24/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 838+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | staff
    You can't make up stuff better than this! Isn't politics grand? HURRAH FOR THE DEMOCRATS! Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate...won clemency from a...
  • William Jefferson RAT-La legal saga far from over (convicted felon will get congressional pension)

    08/07/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 574+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/07/09 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson legal saga far from overby Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune Friday August 07, 2009, 8:08 PM William Jefferson faces daunting challenges on top of the potentially lengthy prison term Judge T.S. Ellis III could impose Oct. 30 for his conviction this week on 11 of 16 corruption charges. The former congressman faces a forfeiture hearing at a yet undetermined date as a result of the jury's finding that he and his family received $470,000 and more than 30 million shares of stock proceeds as a result of criminal activities. He also must deal with a lawsuit in Kentucky brought...
  • Vick conditionally reinstated, could play as soon as October

    07/27/2009 1:24:55 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 16 replies · 631+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 27, 2009 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Vick was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday and could play in regular-season games as early as October. Vick can immediately participate in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games -- if he can find a team that will sign him. A number of teams have already said they would not. "Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited," Goodell said in a letter to Vick. "I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support Vick must show remorse and...
  • Monica Conyers Resigns from City Council! (MI)

    06/29/2009 9:59:47 AM PDT · by Kieri · 44 replies · 3,049+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 06/29/09 | WXYZ-TV
    (WXYZ) - Action News has learned that Monica Conyers has resigned from Detroit City Council. She submitted her resignation letter to Wayne County Clerk Janice Winfrey. Her resignation will take effect July 6. Conyers' staff will be on the payroll until December 31. They will reportedly be available to assist other Council members until then. Conyers' resignation comes on the heals of a call by Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr. for Conyers to step down. He said she had forfeited her office by pleading guilty to corruption charges on Friday. Stay with Action News and for the latest on...
  • Convicted Felon Bobby Rush Proposes Sweeping Gun Control

    03/23/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 49 replies · 4,268+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/23/09 | Bill Levinson
    Bobby Rush, a former member of an organization known for killing police officers, doesn't want honest people to own gunsWe have written here frequently about the importance of the Second Amendment in the defense of the United States against militant "Muslims" and other terrorists. Although militant "Muslims" feel free to perpetrate rampant violence and gang rape in Europe, these practices are far less frequent here because of the widespread private ownership of firearms. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), a former Black Panther and a convicted felon whose illegal possession of firearms lost him his own right to own firearms, has proposed...
  • A Historic Day For America (Lots O' LOLZ)

    01/24/2009 1:10:01 PM PST · by ElKafir · 2 replies · 152+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Received in the email, author unknown; you need to be patient and read this all the way to the end.
  • Finneran pressing Bush for a pardon

    01/09/2009 9:07:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/09/09 | Frank Phillips
    Former House speaker Thomas M. Finneran, seeking to cleanse the stain left by his 2007 conviction for obstruction of justice, is angling for a last-minute pardon from President Bush and has lined up a group of former Massachusetts governors to back his request. Finneran submitted an application for a presidential pardon last month, and the four governors - Democrat Michael Dukakis and Republicans William F. Weld, Paul Cellucci, and Jane Swift - followed up with a letter to the White House praising his integrity. Finneran has already been "severely punished," the governors wrote, citing the loss of his state pension,...
  • Felon who got break for voting skips court date (MN)

    11/13/2008 12:54:18 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 335+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-13-08 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—A convicted felon who got a break from a judge who delayed his sentencing so he could vote failed to show up in court. Twenty-four-year-old Javontez Lavel Ross pleaded guilty to a drug charge Sept. 11. Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan agreed then to delay his sentencing so he could vote in what she called a "historic election." Felons can't vote until they finish serving their prison time and probation. When Ross failed to return to court Wednesday, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Marrinan said she didn't regret granting the delay.
  • Felon who got break for voting skips court date(MN)

    11/13/2008 12:44:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 189+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-13-08 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—A convicted felon who got a break from a judge who delayed his sentencing so he could vote failed to show up in court. Twenty-four-year-old Javontez Lavel Ross pleaded guilty to a drug charge Sept. 11. Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan agreed then to delay his sentencing so he could vote in what she called a "historic election." Felons can't vote until they finish serving their prison time and probation.
  • Man Who Pleaded Guilty On Drug Charge Gets To Vote (MN Activist Judge)

    09/12/2008 10:16:03 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 251+ views ^ | 9/12/08 | AP
    Twenty-four-year-old Javontez Lavel Ross pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing several bags of suspected heroin with intent to sell. But he asked Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan to postpone his sentencing so he could vote in the Nov. 4 election......... The judge granted his request, calling the contest a "historic election." She set his sentencing for Nov. 12.
  • Murder suspect: 'I had fun'

    07/18/2008 10:53:27 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 30 replies · 806+ views
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 7/18/08 | KIMM R. MONTONE AND DAVID FALCHEK
    Handcuffed and shackled, Randal Rushing blew the awaiting media a kiss as he was led from a Wilkes-Barre apartment Thursday afternoon. Handcuffed and shackled, Randal Rushing blew the awaiting media a kiss as he was led from a Wilkes-Barre apartment Thursday afternoon. “I had fun,” the man accused of a triple homicide in Scranton said when asked whether he had killed three people. Ten hours after a grizzly discovery at his residence on South Irving Avenue — three people so badly bludgeoned that the manner of death was difficult to determine — Rushing, 25, was taken into custody just after...
  • Man fakes heart attack in court, gets 42 years anyway (with video)

    07/06/2008 8:15:48 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 25 replies · 1,296+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Monday, June 30, 2008 | Lou Grieco
    DAYTON — The second time Keison Wilkins acted as his own attorney for a felonious assault trial didn't work out so well.Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Katherine Huffman sentenced Wilkins to 42 years in prison Monday, June 30. The sentencing capped off a week of Wilkins' antics, which frequently caused Huffman to clear the courtroom. At one point he began yelling about lynchings. On Thursday, he apparently faked a heart attack, collapsing to the floor while uninterested observers watched. After the "attack," during which medical personnel checked him out and found nothing wrong with him, Wilkins sat in a...
  • Photos Of 6-Year-Old Holding Handgun Gets Felon Arrested

    06/06/2008 3:35:28 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies · 552+ views ^ | 06.06.08 |
    Photos Of 6-Year-Old Holding Handgun Gets Felon Arrested POSTED: 4:28 pm EDT June 6, 2008 UPDATED: 5:49 pm EDT June 6, 2008 PALM BAY, Fla. -- A convicted felon was arrested in Palm Bay after allegedly putting a gun in a 6-year-old child's hands and forcing her to pose for pictures. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEE PHOTOS: 6-Year-Old With Handgun, Suspect With Rifle VIDEO REPORT: Felon Arrested After Police Discover Photos Of 6-Year-Old -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Investigators said 30-year-old Toby Allen took the disturbing photos on a cell phone. They finally tracked him down at a house in Palm Bay on Tucson Street (see map),...
  • Felon voting limitations v 24th Amendment (vanity)

    05/07/2008 7:54:48 PM PDT · by samson1097 · 2 replies · 385+ views
    I apologize for the vanity, and hopefully this ends up in the right forum. My interest was really piqued though and I'm pretty sure there are a few folks here who can give me opinions. I was reading the Constitution this evening and noticed that the 24th Amendment states in part: "[Voting privlidges] shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax." The part of the Amendment which I found intriguing is the last three words, "or other tax". The Federal Income Tax, and...
  • FLDS Tipster Arrested for False Report - UPDATE: Is Barack Obama Delagate!?!?!

    04/19/2008 2:38:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 97 replies · 1,165+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | April 19th, 2008
    UPDATE: Rozita Swinton, the woman arrested today for falsely tipping off the police that she was an abused child bride at the FLDS polygamy cult in Texas is a PLEDGED BARACK OBAMA STATE DELEGATE!! It was her initial false report that started the investigation which has led to the removal of 400 children from their parents' custody. Patterico: In an odd coincidence, a person named Rozita E. Swinton of Colorado Springs is listed on the El Paso County Democratic Party website as an Obama delegate. From the webpage. The number next to her name indicates the precinct she's in. How...