Keyword: felony

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ted Cruz: White House ‘Counterfeiting Immigration Documents’

    02/18/2015 5:50:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 79 replies
    cbs ^ | February 18, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, believes that the Obama administration is “counterfeiting immigration documents” under the president’s immigration plan. Speaking to Fox News following a federal judge’s decision to temporarily halt President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the potential Republican presidential contender said the commander in chief is ignoring federal law. “One of the things it points out is the president has claimed, rather absurdly, that the basis of his authority is ‘prosecutorial discretion.’ That he’s simply choosing not to prosecute 4.5 million people here illegally,” Cruz told Fox News. “But what the district court concluded, quite...
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Mail carrier investigated over allegations of dumping GOP political mailers (WI)

    11/03/2014 6:01:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    MADISON, Wis. — Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may keep postal carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But partisan politics, now that may be another matter altogether. An investigation has been launched into a Neenah postal carrier who allegedly dumped into a recycling bin hundreds of political advertisement mailers from the campaign of Mike Rorhkaste, Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 55th Assembly District, Rorhkaste tells Wisconsin Reporter. Neenah Postmaster Brian Smoot, who was alerted to the incident on Thursday, confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, and referred Wisconsin Reporter to...
  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/29/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    In D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court stated that (emphasis added, citations omitted, as usual), Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of...
  • Obama Defends Not Telling Congress Before Bergdahl Prisoner Swap (Is that a felony?)

    06/07/2014 11:20:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/07/14
    President Barack Obama defended not telling Congress beforehand about plans to exchange five Taliban prisoners for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, saying that time was of the essence in completing the swap. Obama, saying he would make “no apologies” for the move, told NBC News in an interview that the decision was unanimous among principals in his administration and was backed by the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to excerpts released by the network. “We had to act fast in a delicate situation that required no publicity,” the president told NBC’s Brian Williams in the interview broadcast last night....
  • Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials

    05/27/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | KIRK SEMPLE
    Rosario Socope, a Guatemalan immigrant in the country illegally, had an unwelcome surprise waiting for her when she attended a pretrial hearing on a felony charge at a courthouse in Brooklyn this month. As she stepped out of the courtroom into a public hallway, she was approached by immigration agents seeking to deport her. As her husband, her social worker and one of her lawyers looked on aghast, the agents hauled her away. The encounter was only the most recent in a long series of such cases across the country that immigrant advocates and politicians say have spread fear of...
  • Dystopia, CA - Man, 79, Beaten After Accidentally Bumping Into Car In Grocery Store Parking Lot

    05/13/2014 7:13:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 |
    Man, 79, Beaten After Accidentally Bumping Into Car In Grocery Store Parking Lot APPLE VALLEY ( — A 79-year-old man was attacked when he accidentally bumped into a car in a grocery store parking lot in Apple Valley. The incident happened Sunday at a Stater Bros. on Bear Valley Road. According to sheriff’s officials, Alfred McOsker was unloading his groceries into his car when his leg touched a newer Hyundai parked next to him. The car’s owner accused McOsker of scratching his vehicle and then punched the older man repeatedly in the face. The victim’s daughter, Alison Rennie, said the...
  • Man who brandished gun on I-694 was ATF agent

    05/13/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 52 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 5-13-14 | TIM HARLOW
    motorist who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver. Turns out the driver who displayed the handgun was an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a State Patrol report said. The incident began about 6:40 a.m. on eastbound I-694 in Brooklyn Park, where a motorist called police to report that another driver was displaying a gun. The motorist followed the gun-toting driver east to I-94, and then south on I-94 into Minneapolis. Police caught up to that driver on I-94 at Olson Hwy. and blocked two of the southbound lanes for a short time while making an...
  • Colts owner Jim Irsay charged with DWI, four felony counts of possession

    03/17/2014 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jay Busbee
    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested Sunday night. According to Hamilton County (Ind.) police, Irsay was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel at about 3 a.m. ET. Irsay was observed stopping in the middle of the road and failed to signal when pulling over. "During the course of the investigation, Irsay subsequently failed several roadside field sobriety tests," police said in a statement. Several Schedule IV bottles of prescription medication were found in Irsay's car. "Multiple prescription drugs...
  • Milwaukee man gets 9 months in jail for voting twice in 2012 election

    03/04/2014 3:48:31 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-14 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Milwaukee man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail, with work-release privileges, for voting twice in the 2012 presidential election. Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Leonard K. Brown, 56, to more than a year in prison, a harsher punishment than handed down in the few other cases of double voting. "I'm shocked, to be honest, that the state thinks this is a prison case," defense attorney Christopher Hartley told Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Timothy Witkowiak. "It's outrageous." Hartley said Brown is caught in the political debate over making voters show photo ID to vote, with one...
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Teens rob, beat 89-year-old man in Glen Burnie

    12/30/2013 1:07:38 PM PST · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    ABC News via Drudge ^ | 12-30-13 | WMAR Staff
    An 89-year-old man was beaten and robbed early Monday morning in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County police said the man was walking home from McDonald’s a little past 6 a.m. when three men, believed to be teenagers, attacked him and knocked him to the ground in the area of Cloverleaf and Four Leaf Clover Drive. The teens stole the man’s wallet and unknown amount of money. The victim was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-6145.
  • Brown County {OHIO} inmate Zachary Goldson's death ruled a homicide

    12/06/2013 12:13:23 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 5 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2013 updated 23 hours ago | Maxim Alter
    *snip* Coroner to Officer Schadle: "What was his state when he came back, because I understand that you were putting him in?" Schadle: "He had just attacked a deputy at the hospital, he was still sketchy." Coroner: "Sketchy, what does that mean?" Schadle: "He was kind of fidgety, resisting, angry." Coroner: "So, you just sat him in there?" Schadle: "Put him on a bed in there, got the cuffs off of him, left the cell closed the door." Coroner: "And so, he was probably in there about how long?" Schadle: "Probably, 2:30 to 2:40 a.m., somewhere around there is when...
  • Michelle O's Princeton classmate is exec at company that built Obamacare website

    10/26/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013
    The Obama administration has been accused of cronyism after it was revealed the First Lady's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company contracted to build the beleaguered Obamacare enrollment website. Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of a Canadian company, which won the no-bid contract for the problem-plagued website. Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of ’85, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, according to The Daily Caller.
  • National Organization for Marriage Sues IRS for Disclosure of Tax Returns (Obama Gestapo)

    10/19/2013 8:25:56 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | October 18, 2013 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    WASHINGTON — In March 2012, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading homosexual-rights group, posted the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) confidential 2008 tax returns, including the names of donors. The disclosure of tax returns without permission is a felony, and NOM quickly cited evidence that allegedly pointed to an Internal Revenue Service official as the likely source of the confidential data. But a year and a half later, after repeated inquiries elicited no satisfactory response from the IRS, NOM has filed a lawsuit demanding answers and damages. “Our confidential tax returns were disclosed to the Human Rights Campaign, which...
  • Drunk, barking, and arrested: Not a dog, but a man charged with inciting a police K-9 (felony)

    09/27/2013 3:32:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/26/13
    (CBS/AP) CRANBERRY, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with inciting Chaos. That's the name of a police dog officers say was taunted by 26-year-old James Andrews, of Cranberry Township, after the man was stopped at a drunken-driving checkpoint in the wee hours of Sept. 15. Andrews was allegedly "barking, hissing and growling" at the dog, according to the K-9's handler, Evan City police Sgt. Don Myers.
  • New York bill would make it a felony to annoy a police officer

    06/07/2013 4:43:33 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2013 | Fox News
    A bill making its way through the New York state legislature would make it a crime to annoy a police officer by subjecting them to physical contact. The New York State Senate on Wednesday passed the bill that would make it a felony to "harass, annoy, threaten or alarm" an on-duty police officer, reported.
  • National Organization for Marriage Chairman Testifies on IRS Abuses (VIDEO)

    06/06/2013 2:24:03 PM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation) ^ | June 6, 2013 | Andrew T. Walker
    Adding to the list of complaints involving the IRS, this week, John Eastman, chairman of the board for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding last year’s illegal disclosure of the organization’s donors. The testimony comes at a time when the IRS is facing accusations of unfairly targeting and intimidating conservative groups. In March 2012, NOM’s 2008 federal tax return (form 990-Schedule B)—which listed the names and addresses of NOM donors—was uploaded to the websites of the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post. Computer analysts determined that the document’s leak...
  • Poor Democrats Look Sad and Despondent at IRS Scandal Hearing

    06/04/2013 5:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The House Ways and Means Committee Hearing today shocked America. But it destroyed Democrats. No matter what the Democrats tried to do to deflect attention away from the scandal targeting conservatives, nothing worked. They don’t have an answer. The Democrats on the panel looked sad and despondent by the end of the hearing today.
  • Don't say Obama has scandals, because that's not what they are...

    05/23/2013 11:02:59 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
    H/t to YoungCons for the original idea.
  • Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

    05/20/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/20/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    “For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal? Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun? The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts. March 31, 2010. According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that...
  • When What Happens in Benghazi Travels to Boston

    04/27/2013 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 27, 2013 | John Ransom
    It’s clear from a reading of the interim report on Benghazi- and consultation with sources in the Intelligence Community (IC)- that policy and politics-- not intelligence failures-- led to the deaths of four Americans when Al Qaeda attacked the consulate in that Libyan city on September 11, 2012. But we knew that already, didn’t we? What we don’t know, still, is who in the administration is responsible for the alteration of key talking points generated by the IC in wake of the attack and who else knew about the alterations.   The report authors, who work for congress, have detailed...
  • 7-year-old Nabbed on Felony BB Gun Charges (Insanity)

    04/09/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 4-6-13 | Todd Starnes
    Sam Grant nearly celebrated his eighth birthday party in jail. The North Carolina boy had been charged with two felony counts of discharging his BB gun. The parents of a then-seven-year-old North Carolina boy are beyond angry after their son was charged with two felony counts of possessing a BB gun. Just moments before the child was expected to answer to the allegations before a Catawba County judge — the charges were dropped. -- But their world got rocked when the received a letter from the Department of Juvenile Justice summoning the family to court. “They told us that they...
  • 7-year-old faces 2 felony charges for shooting BB gun

    04/05/2013 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 82 replies ^ | April 2, 2013 | Trish Williford
    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — He looks like a typical 7-year-old boy, but on Tuesday night, Sam Grant is facing charges that many adults never will. He is charged with two felonies for something that happened when his mother turned her back for just a second. His parents told Eyewitness News that they're outraged. "We are both just shocked. We have been in a state of shock over this," said Ray Robbins. Sam's parents said this scenario began in February when Sam was playing outside with his BB gun. They said he began shooting at an abandoned house right across the...
  • WA:Spokane-area residents debate: Should car thieves be shot?

    03/27/2013 12:09:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Dave Workman
    A lively discussion about justice, self-defense, property rights and the use of lethal force has erupted in Spokane this week in the wake of a fatal Monday morning shooting in which a recidivist car thief was fatally shot by his latest victim as he drove away in the shooter’s Chevy Suburban. The debate is on-going on this morning's Spokane Spokesman-Review's web page below a story that says police may turn over the results of their investigation to prosecutors today. Should car thieves risk getting shot dead? When Washington achieved statehood in November 1889, there were still places in the West...
  • Dystopia - Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop Promoted in Oakland Mayor's Newsletter

    03/04/2013 7:23:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA
    Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop OAKLAND, Calif. -- City leaders in Oakland have been getting some angry e-mails lately from some of the people they serve. Mayor Jean Quan is the major target after her newsletter appears to promote a class designed to teach people how to pick a lock. In a city with a crime problem, it's easy to see why they're not happy. The name of the class appears among 40 others in the catalog for the upcoming "Workshop Weekend" in Oakland, right alongside things like "robot building." It's a 3-hour class called "Introduction to Lockpicking" and...
  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • VIDEO: Latest voter-fraud sting nabs son of long-serving Dem congressman

    10/24/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 9 replies ^ | 10/24/12 | Will Swaim
    The son of a prominent Virginia congressman agreed to help an undercover reporter forge documents in what he thought was an illegal voting effort aimed at re-electing the president, a just-published video reveals. After raising legal and practical concerns, Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Democrat James Moran, encouraged the reporter to create phony utility bills that would allow others to cast multiple votes in the November 6 election. Supporters of stronger voter ID laws seized on the video as evidence of widespread corruption among liberal get-out-the-vote organizations. “What he’s doing is soliciting fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent ballots, and that’s...
  • Romney Team Must Exploit Obama's "Real" Felony (Vanity)

    07/17/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 18 replies
    July 17, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    OK, the loud mouth, female, Obama supporter Stephanie Cutter, who has the IQ of a can of Spam, dared to insinuate that Mitt Romney committed a "felony" with his "Leave of Absence" from Bain Capital. You've all heard the story. It's caused quite a stir. Now, it's time for the Romney camp to act and act quickly. Romney, via ads in every battleground state, needs to say: "Mr President, by your own admission, in one of your books that you wrote, you confessed that you used Cocaine in the past. Cocaine use is a felony Mr. President. Selling Cocaine is...
  • Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run

    06/11/2012 2:12:32 AM PDT · by goron · 49 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 6/11/12 | Andrew Blankstein
    Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run By Andrew Blankstein | 12:22 a.m. Authorities are investigating a series of traffic collisions in the San Gabriel Valley involving U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, authorities said Saturday. Bryson was found unconscious in his vehicle and has been hospitalized, officials said. He was cited for felony hit-and-run but not booked.
  • Hawaii Senior Elections Clerk: “Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii.”

    05/27/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 67 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    “For starters, just because there is no long form birth certificate on file in Hawaii, that doesn’t rule out President Obama being born elsewhere in the United States, or even in Hawaii,” states Hawaii’s former Senior Election Clerk Timothy Lee Adams in his Masters Thesis which was signed off on by four English Department Deans at Western Kentucky University in partial fulfillment of the Requirement for Degree of Master of Arts, on June 13, 2011. Adams was the Chief Elections Clerk (Pg. 30) for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii. “On a temporary contract, I ran an office that...
  • Oklahoma says running out of death penalty drug

    05/02/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2012 | By Steve Olafson
    Oklahoma, which executes more prisoners per capita than any other state, said on Wednesday it has only one remaining dose of pentobarbital, a key drug used to kill condemned prisoners. One reason the state is running out is because of a ban on the sale of drugs for such purposes by the European Union, which opposes the death penalty. Oklahoma has a single vial of pentobarbital left after the execution on Tuesday night of 57-year-old Michael B. Selsor, prison spokesman Jerry Massie said. Oklahoma is the first state to publicly admit it has nearly exhausted supplies of the drug but...
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony

    04/25/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Theoria · 71 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 25 April 2012 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is preparing to file felony vehicular manslaughter charges against Chris Bucchere, the bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old pedestrian in the Castro district last month. The felony charge - which could result in a 16-month sentence for Bucchere if he is convicted - is a sharp contrast to the misdemeanor count prosecutors filed in a case last year in which a bicyclist struck and killed a woman along the Embarcadero. The difference this time is prosecutors' conclusion that Bucchere, 35, was grossly negligent in his riding before he ran into Sutchi Hui in a...
  • Milwaukee police call for concealed-carry changes

    03/11/2012 11:57:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 3+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-11-12 | Gitte Laasby
    Milwaukee police are asking state legislators and gun rights activists to back three proposals police say would repair Wisconsin's concealed-carry law - among them: barring people with three misdemeanor convictions in five years from obtaining a concealed-carry permit. ~snip~ But one of Wisconsin's most prominent gun rights organizations says the proposals are too broad and could make it more difficult for law-abiding people to exercise their constitutional right to defend themselves with guns. Police say they see three main problems with the existing law, which took effect in November and made Wisconsin the 49th state to allow concealed carry: First,...
  • California lawmakers return to budget woes, personal issues

    01/05/2012 9:50:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/5/12 | Torey Van Oot
    Lawmakers returned to Sacramento with a bang Wednesday, kicking off 2012 with a flurry of new bills, a leadership transition and no shortage of drama involving members' personal troubles.While tackling a projected budget deficit of roughly $12 billion over the next 18 months will be a top priority, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg predicted that members would take action on a long list of issues during the second year of the two-year session, including public employee pensions, the state's high-speed rail project and an $11 billion water bond slated for the November ballot. The Sacramento Democrat said he felt...
  • Watching TV on my PC (vanity)

    12/17/2011 6:10:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Former Fetus
    Every so often I want to watch some TV program in my PC. Ok, it usually is football! When I google "this game lifestream" I usually get lots of sites from where I can download something for free that will allow me to watch the game. But I don't know anything about that site, how safe it is... Does any body have any recommendations? At least, does someone know how I can watch the Denver-New England game tomorrow? Thanks
  • If The Media Is So Concerned About Candidate Scandals, Why Did Obama Get A Free Pass?

    12/05/2011 6:38:36 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 23 replies
    Monday, December 5, 2011 | cc
    Notice the difference - Having an affair, while not a nice thing to do to your spouse, is not illegal, you don't get arrested or go to jail. Smoking crack IS illegal, a felony in fact, if caught you DO get arrested and go to jail. Yet the media obsesses about Herman Cain's affairs and proclaims them reason to disqualify him from being President - yet the same media didn't utter ONE PEEP about Obama's hard-drug use during the 2008 election - and still won't. AND BY THE WAY, Obama violated TWO federal drug laws - not just for using,...
  • 6-Year-Old Son [Charged] With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

    11/25/2011 4:12:47 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 32 replies ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing." According to the complaint (PDF), the girl is "the daughter of a well-known political figure in Grant County," and her brother, who is the same...
  • DA: 3 Occupy Denver activists charged with felonies

    11/20/2011 7:10:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/17/11
    DA: 3 Occupy Denver activists charged with feloniesNovember 17, 2011 | By the CNN Wire Staff Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Thursday that three Occupy Denver activists have been charged with felonies -- including inciting a riot and second-degree assault on an officer. **SNIP** The district attorney's office announced Thursday that a 28-year-old man has been charged with two felony counts of inciting a riot and one misdemeanor count of obstruction for allegedly blocking a police car and and telling others to riot. He has two other cases pending from two different dates in October -- unlawful conduct on...
  • Senate bill would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense

    10/21/2011 10:49:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Six senators introduced legislation that would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense that can lead to fines and up to five years in prison. The Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement (MAPLE) is a response to what chief sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and others say is the increasing practice of cheating Vermont, upstate New York and other maple syrup regions by selling inferior, fake syrup. "I have been alarmed by the growing number of individuals and businesses claiming to sell genuine Vermont maple syrup when they are in fact selling an inferior product that is not maple...
  • Fake petitions undercut state's voting process, 2008 primary ballot

    10/15/2011 10:18:39 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    South Bend Tribrune ^ | October 15, 2011 | South Bend Tribrune
    The investigation into suspected fake petition pages used to place Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the 2008 primary ballot looks worse for Democrats the further it goes. Among the latest revelations: that the fake pages passed through the St. Joseph County voter registration office on days when the Republican head of the office was absent. And that without the falsified names, Obama and possibly Clinton might not have qualified for the ballot. Voters increasingly skeptical of the political process are not likely to view what happened -- even three years later -- as water under the bridge. Nor should...
  • Lying on Internet a Felony?

    09/19/2011 8:27:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    International Human Press ^ | 9/19/11 | James Hill
    If you voted for Obama thinking real change was going to come than it's finally time to admit to yourself you were dead wrong. I think after 10,000 years of human existence one thing is still clear. The people who rule usually get there and stay there by any means possible. Right now your leaders are attempting to upgrade crimes usually charged as misdemeanors in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, to be charged as felonies.
  • Gunman, 15, Picks Legally Armed Man to Rob - (Temple Student)

    09/06/2011 6:13:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 09/06/2011 | Teresa Masterson
    A 15-year-old boy allegedly pulled a gun on a Temple University student early Monday, but got a startling response: The 21-year-old pulled his own legal-to-carry gun and the two shot each other, police say.
  • Activist Timothy DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in Prison

    07/27/2011 12:15:58 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 9 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/27/2011 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — Despite being heralded by his defense team as a poster child for civil disobedience in the same vein of historical figures like Gandhi or Rosa Parks, a judge on Tuesday rejected any such comparison for Tim DeChristopher and said the rule of law must prevail. "I am at a loss to see how we are going to govern ourselves if it is (going to be) by personal point of view," Judge Dee Benson said in delivering DeChristopher's sentence of two years in prison.
  • Leaders, media 'hiding what they know' about Obama eligibility

    07/16/2011 6:42:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    WND ^ | July 16, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Investigator says, 'I can't wait to see Nancy Pelosi in an orange jumpsuit'The private investigator who has confirmed that Barack Obama is using a Social Security number issued to a Connecticut address, when he allegedly was in high school in Hawaii at the time it was assigned, says the leaders in American government as well as the mainstream media are aiding and abetting in concealing the truth from the American public. "They are hiding what they know to be the truth, that he's not eligible to be president," she said today. "I can't wait to see Nancy Pelosi in an...
  • Apparently spanking your child is a felony now

    06/19/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Let me guess. You saw a post with the word “spanking” in the title and assumed this was another column about Anthony Weiner. Not so! A notorious felon in Texas has been brought to justice on charges of Injury to a Child. The outlaw in question is Rosalina Gonzales and her crime is described as spanking her own child. A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.“You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but...
  • FASTEN Investigation: Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy Tara Kern Charged with 20 Felony Counts

    06/09/2011 2:23:11 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 7 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 09, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A sheriff's deputy in Pulaski County, Ill., has been arrested today and charged with 20 counts of felony including unlawful sale of firearms. Tara M. Kern, 38, of Villa Ridge, a deputy sheriff in Pulaski County, was charged with two counts of official misconduct, 16 counts of the unlawful sale of firearms and two counts of obstructing justice, according to a statement released today by special prosecutor Tyler R. Edmonds, the state's attorney for Union County. According to the press release, "Kern is alleged to have provided firearms to her husband, William A. Kern, a convicted felon, during the years...