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  • First Step: Pro-Cop, Pro-Borders, Pro-Criminal Justice Reform

    11/21/2018 5:39:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2018 | MIchelle Malkin
    The package of criminal justice reform proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump is not "soft" on crime. It's tough on injustice. And it's about time. Known as the "First Step Act," the legislation confronts the Titanic failure of the federal government's trillion-dollar war on drugs by reforming mandatory minimum sentences, rectifying unscientifically grounded disparities in criminal penalties for crack vs. powder cocaine users, and tackling recidivism among federal inmates through risk assessment, earned-time credit incentive structures, re-entry programs and transitional housing. There's nothing radical about giving law-breakers who served their time an opportunity to turn their lives around and avoid...
  • Prisoners hope Trump will pardon humans alongside Thanksgiving turkeys

    11/20/2018 5:14:47 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2018
    When President Trump "pardons" a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys on Tuesday, prisoners will be watching and hoping that Trump breaks with tradition and frees human beings alongside lucky birds. This year, optimism is fueled by signs that the White House and Justice Department are processing clemency requests, as Trump denounces perceived unfairness in criminal sentencing and vows to release more inmates. Last week, Trump endorsed legislation that would reduce some drug-crime penalties, after saying in October that "a lot of people" are jailed for "no reason," and that he was "actively looking" for inmates to release.
  • My Big Fear: Felons Turn Florida Blue Forever

    11/07/2018 1:13:14 PM PST · by MrChips · 72 replies
    vanity | 11-7-2018 | MrChips
    As most of you know, Florida yesterday passed a State Constitutional Amendment that will allow up to 1.5 million felons to vote. Only murderers and sex offenders are excluded. And there is indeed a lot of variation in the severity of the crime. Some felons are hardened criminals, while others are just guilty of possessing a little cannabis. Still, as most of you also know, Republicans cannot (?) win the White House without Florida. Am I exaggerating to fear that we will never win a presidential election again? Now, after doing a little research this morning, I learned that many...
  • Amendments: Florida will restore felons' voting rights, ban greyhound racing

    11/06/2018 6:43:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WESH 2 ^ | Nov. 6, 2018
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Most Florida felons who have finished their sentences will be able to vote again in future elections. Voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 4, which says that most felons will automatically have their voting rights restored when they complete their sentences or go on probation. The amendment exempts those convicted of sex offenses and murder.
  • More than 100 ex-cons already lost voting rights granted by Cuomo

    08/01/2018 11:34:20 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1 2018 | Carl Campanile
    More than 100 ex-cons granted voting rights by Gov. Andrew Cuomo a couple of months ago have had them revoked after violating parole or committing new crimes, it was disclosed Tuesday. Social justice advocates applauded the governor when he signed an executive order in May authorizing conditional pardons for 24,086 parolees so they could vote before completing their sentences.
  • Man is 'stabbed by multiple people' on a busy Manhattan street in broad daylight

    07/12/2018 4:47:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    A man has reportedly been injured in a knife attack by multiple people in broad daylight on a busy Manhattan street. The incident was reported at 1.30pm on Thursday in Greenwich Village. A 911 caller told police that several suspects were involved during the attack outside 11 W 14th Street. The suspects reportedly fled in a white Mercedes-Benz with New York license plates. Police are currently canvassing the area for suspects and have requested an ambulance for someone with an injury to the face. This story is developing.
  • Pedophile can run for Congress, thanks to McAuliffe decision restoring felons' rights

    06/01/2018 8:55:15 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    An admitted pedophile and convicted felon who spent more than a year in prison for threatening to kill President George W. Bush is legally able to run for Congress in Virginia this year because of a 2016 decision by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights to thousands of felons. Nathan Larson, 37, of Catlett is running as an independent candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. He has expressed pro-pedophilia and incest views, and, in an interview with HuffPo this week, called it “normal” for men to be attracted to underage women. According to Larson’s campaign platform, he is for...
  • Gun Confiscation Measure Slogs Along In Oregon

    05/25/2018 3:18:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Initiative Petition #43 is slowly making its way through the ballot measure process in Oregon. After a massive response of challenges to the “draft ballot title” were submitted a couple of weeks ago, the state “attorney general” has now issued the “certified ballot title” that reads “Prohibits “assault weapons” (defined), “large capacity magazines” (defined), unless registered with state police. Criminal penalties.” As previously reported, this ballot measure, should it eventually pass, would outlaw 95% of the guns that are currently out there, and instantly turn thousands grampas into felons for having an old tube fed .22 Marlin in the attic...
  • Statue of 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Unveiled Outside Wilson Building

    03/03/2018 2:23:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 2/3 | Sophia Barnes and Gina Cook
    Marion Barry served four terms as D.C.'s mayor and 16 years on the D.C. Council before his death in 2014 An 8-foot statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled Saturday, giving the "Mayor for Life" a permanent legacy outside the seat of the city government. The statue depicts Barry with is hand held high, waving to anyone passing by. Thousands Mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Jr. served four terms as the District's mayor and also served 16 years on the city council. He was serving on the D.C. council when he died in November 2014....
  • Thank you to Freepers who boycotted the Super Bore/Bowl

    02/06/2018 11:36:48 AM PST · by beergarden · 374 replies
    You have placed your country above a stupid game. Isn't it great a number of Freepers here put their money where their mouths are and when they say they boycott the NFL..they actually do. Unlike some..well, never mind ;)
  • Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons

    01/23/2018 9:38:02 AM PST · by DFG · 65 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/23/2018 | Steven Lemongello
    Florida voters will decide this fall if 1.5 million felons will get their voting rights back. Desmond Meade of Orlando and his group Floridians for Fair Democracy successfully gathered more than 799,000 certified signatures in their years-long petition drive, just a week before the deadline to reach the required total of about 766,000. On Tuesday, the state certified the initiative for the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved by 60 percent of voters in the fall, the amendment would restore voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions after they fully complete their sentences, including parole or probation. Those convicted of murder...
  • NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

    01/23/2018 6:35:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes
    The National Football League has rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans urging people to stand for the national anthem. The nation's largest veterans service organization had been invited by the NFL to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program. AMVET's advertisement included a two-word message - "#PleaseStand." Click here to see the ad.
  • Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for New Year:“Felons,Illegals and MS13 Welcome

    01/01/2018 3:12:25 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 01/01/2018 | Jim Hoft
    full title: PHOTOS=> Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!” Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the “Welcome to California” highway signs. The signs were put up north of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Primm, Nevada and on Highway 95 in California and read “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!” The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status. NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action. Here are a few...
  • Buffalo Bills: The Playoff Drought is Over!

    12/31/2017 5:19:50 PM PST · by jimjohn · 61 replies
    self | jimjohn
    In Western NY and Southern Ontario - Party like its 1999!!! WOOHOO!!!!!
  • NFL looking at game plan to recover from record-low TV ratings

    12/26/2017 8:10:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 111 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2017 | Jeff Mordock
    The NFL is approaching the playoffs looking for a ratings turnaround after a year of record-low television numbers. Outcry over players protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t helping, but it’s only one of several reasons fans are turning away from professional football, media analysts say.
  • Man says cops ordered him to cut off his dog’s head or go to jail

    12/05/2017 10:41:42 AM PST · by familyop · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05DEC17 | Laura Corley
    Nate Goodwin says Crawford County deputies told him he needed to decapitate his dead pit bull or go to jail. His dog Big Boy was shot and killed earlier by a deputy after it bit a neighbor and lunged toward the deputy...“She gonna place that into the bag and they got to freeze it,” Hollis said in the video. “That can be tested for rabies, OK?”...On Monday, Goodwin told The Telegraph that the officers offered him the option to call a veterinarian and pay to have the head removed.
  • Thousands Of Alabama Felons Register To Vote In Last-Minute Push

    11/29/2017 10:12:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    AL ^ | 11/27/17 | Connor Sheets
    Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth. Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election. "In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state," Glasgow, president of Dothan's The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday....
  • 12 reasons Michelle Obama will run in 2020(BARF ALERT!)

    11/28/2017 10:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2017 | Farrah
    That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, does anyone really doubt she would? Here, then, are 12 reasons she will. She outpolls all other Democrats:According to a Zogby poll last month, she leads the pack of potential Democratic candidates, despite her insistence that she would “never run.” The only others even close are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders – two very old white men. That’s...
  • Conyers: Allow 'People Who are Incarcerated' to Vote

    11/21/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that all felons should have the right to vote. “I’m for allowing people who are incarcerated to have the right to vote. Why not? They’re citizens. No matter what they’ve done, and I’m not defending any of their conduct, but all of it wasn’t bad – but all I’m saying is expanding the vote and eliminating structural barriers is critical,” Conyers said at this month’s annual Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill. “It’s not an exaggeration...
  • In Virginia, Ex-Felons Voted For The First Time After Regaining Their Rights

    11/08/2017 6:57:40 AM PST · by sdthree · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/07/2017 09:59 pm ET | Sam Levine
    During Tuesday’s election in Virginia, Williams had originally planned to go and vote right at 6 a.m., but her ride was delayed a few hours. Williams, a former felon, lost her right to vote decades ago because she was convicted of a felony and Virginia bars felons from voting unless that right is restored by the governor. Williams, who is now back in school working to earn a degree that will help her become an auto-mechanic, said she was last in prison in 2014, but only recently had her voting rights restored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). And so on...