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  • Sanders Won the Debate, and Perhaps the Election, When He Defended Hillary Clinton (180 outta phase)

    10/15/2015 6:12:49 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 18 replies
    Huffington Puffington Compost ^ | 10/15/2015 | Brian Hanley
    It was, without question, the climax of the debate. Hillary Clinton was defending herself against email allegations, when Bernie Sanders came to her rescue. In doing so, he not only demonstrated the decency that is the hallmark of his campaign, but also proved that he's no ordinary politician. Bernie Sanders doesn't want to win the White House if it means losing his integrity. He's willing to protect even his political rival if it's in the name of justice. This campaign cannot be about emails, but only Bernie Sanders was big enough to say that, on his competitor's behalf. Bernie Sanders:...
  • What is Hillary's Worst Scandal?

  • Vladimir Putin's formative German years

    03/27/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    BBC News, Dresden ^ | 2015-03-26 | Chris Bowlby
    Anyone who wants to understand Vladimir Putin today needs to know the story of what happened to him on a dramatic night in East Germany a quarter of a century ago. [....] "We cannot do anything without orders from Moscow," the voice at the other end replied. "And Moscow is silent." That phrase, "Moscow is silent" has haunted this man ever since. Defiant yet helpless as the 1989 revolution swept over him, he has now himself become "Moscow" - the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Man From The Diner's Club"(1963)

    03/22/2015 11:14:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1963 | Frank Tashlin
  • Jeremy Meeks Offered Modeling Contract ("Handsome felon")

    07/03/2014 12:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 2, 2014 | Moriba Cummings
    Though he is currently behind bars facing 11 felon charges for crimes ranging from gun possession to parole violations, viral Internet sensation Jeremy Meeks is seeking to reap the benefits of his well-received face. He was recently offered a modeling contract with Los Angeles-based Blaze Models. According to TMZ, the 30-year-old criminal has his ex-porn star agent, Gina Rodriguez, to thank. Rodriguez, who is quite the experienced entertainment manager, oversees clients including "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, Farrah Abraham and, most recently, Donald Sterling's much talked about ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano. While this certainly may serve as some positive news once he...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel rap urges voters to turn out for Harlem's 'Original Gangster'

    06/24/2014 2:23:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Facing the toughest reelection fight of his career against primary challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has turned to unconventional measures to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s primary. He’s seen as vulnerable in part because of his age and long tenure in office, but the congressman has taken steps — quite literally, at times, dance steps — to dispel any notion that he’s unhip or out of touch. This weekend, he danced to the “Wobble” after being endorsed by a founding member of the Fugees at an event that also featured a customized rap about...
  • Edwards’ Sister: He’s Not Vicious, He Just Likes to Fight, and He’s Not in a Gang...

    08/23/2013 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Edwards’ Sister: He’s Not Vicious, He Just Likes to Fight, and He’s Not in a Gang, He Just Hangs Out with Gangsters The sister of alleged teen killer of the Australian baseball player, James Edwards, Rachel Padilla, appeared on CNN tonight. She gives off a strong whiff of denial. I knew he had a Facebook page, but I never looked at it. And it’s hard to believe that he will be–that he would even put things on there like that. CNN host Erin Burnett had read Padilla some of Edwards’ more offensive posts, and tweets. In terms of speculation...
  • Allen West: The Gangster Culture Is the Real Race Conversation that We Need to be Having

    08/23/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Col. Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gansta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...

    05/22/2012 10:45:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Office of Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Gang Investigators Association, presents: 2012 COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT GANG TRAINING Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Radford University - 801 East Main St. Radford, VA 24142 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Roanoke College - 240 North Market St. Salem VA 24153 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 - Christopher Newport University - 1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012...
  • Mini-Yorkie stomped to death protecting owner

    02/13/2012 7:05:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 13, 2012 | Vivian Ho
    SAN JOSE -- Police are looking for several men who stomped to death a 4-pound mini-Yorkshire terrier that was trying to protect its owner from an attack in San Jose over the weekend, authorities said. The dog's owner said he was walking the 6-year-old dog, Shadow, at Winchester Boulevard and Colonial Way about 2 p.m. Saturday when three men approached and asked if he was a gang member. The owner, a 32-year-old floor installer who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons, said he had denied gang involvement, but the men attacked him anyway.
  • Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

    08/12/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:52 AM on 13th August 2011 | By Jack Doyle
    A suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home. In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their Ł225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat. Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.
  • We Now Have a Totally Gangster Government - Michelle Bachmann Video

    06/26/2011 9:24:31 PM PDT · by no dems · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 14, 2009
    This 5-minute video has been viewed by nearly 2 1/2 Million viewers.
  • Peter Falk - All For One (Peter Falk, songbird)

    06/24/2011 10:45:06 PM PDT · by tlb · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | June 24, 2001 | thereminbarney
    From the original movie Robin and the 7 Hoods. Peter Falk and the Rat Pack.
  • Obama's 'Gangster Politics' (force companies who deal with govt to reveal political contributions)

    05/06/2011 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Friday May 6, 2011 | Kimberly Strassel
    The president is about to order companies that do business with the federal government to disclose their political donations. President Obama has officially kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign, and don't Republicans know it. The president is expected any day now to sign an executive order that routs 70 years of efforts to get politics out of official federal business. Under the order, all companies (and their officers) would be required to list their political donations as a condition to bidding for government contracts. Companies can bid and lose out for the sin of donating to Republicans. Or they can...
  • Gang Member’s Tattoo Solves 2004 Murder, Leads To Conviction

    04/22/2011 10:43:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    AP) ^ | April 22, 2011 9:46 AM
    Garcia’s tattoo detailed the shooting of 23-year-old John Juarez in Pico Rivera on Jan. 23, 2004. The case had turned stale until Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd saw a photo of Garcia’s tattoo and recognized the crime and details of the killing because he was a station sergeant in Pico Rivera at the time.
  • Is Obama's Gangbanger Attitude Responsible For The Tucson Tragedy?

    01/11/2011 7:30:10 AM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 1/11/11 | Chuck Wolk
    First, I would like to send my condolences to everyone who has been affected by the senseless act of violence perpetrated on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.  I was not going to write anything about what happened, but after seeing the way the left spent the last few days attempting to smear those of us on the right of being guilty for this tragedy, I have decided to break my silence. Throughout history, politicians have taken advantage of tragedies to increase their power or to destroy their opponents.  Sometimes they will even create a tragedy to smear their opponents or...
  • Crimes Against Liberty and a Scathing Indictment of Obama

    09/23/2010 5:23:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 23, 2010 | Guy Benson
    Author and columnist David Limbaugh’s latest offering Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama offers a comprehensive and damning critique of the Obama Administration’s ongoing Left-wing romp through American politics. Although his book’s subtitle promises “an indictment,” Limbaugh tells that it’s not a legal case he seeks to build. “I’m not advocating impeachment; it’s figurative,” he says. “But I do allege that he’s abused his power and acted outside his Constitutional authority.” The book details one distressing episode after another—from the New Black Panther case dismissal, to the firing of Inspector General Gerard Walpin, to the intimidation...
  • Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare

    09/13/2010 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | Michael Barone
    "There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases." That sounds like a stern headmistress dressing down some sophomores who have been misbehaving. But it's actually from a letter sent Thursday from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans -- the chief lobbyist for private health insurance companies. Sebelius objects to claims by health insurers that they are raising premiums because of increased costs imposed by the Obamacare law passed by Congress last March. She acknowledges that many of the law's "key protections" take effect later...
  • FBI places Bulger ad in plastic surgery newsletter

    05/12/2010 1:48:13 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 796+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 12
    BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is hoping vanity could help in its search for fugitive New England gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur). The bureau took out a full-page ad featuring photos of Bulger's girlfriend in the April edition of Plastic Surgery News. It says 59-year-old Catherine Greig had cosmetic procedures including breast implants, a nose job and a face lift before going on the lam with Bulger in 1995.
  • Emanuel’s “Strong Arm” Tactics Deplored

    08/10/2009 9:47:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 701+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 8 August 2009 | John Semmens
    Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter of complaint against White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s “mob-like” threats against Administration opponents. “Telling governors and legislators that ‘bad things’ might happen to those who ‘don’t play ball’ with the Administration is dialog right out of a gangster movie,” Issa wrote. “It has no place in a free society.”
  • What's Your Mob Name?

    08/07/2009 1:13:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 83 replies · 1,741+ views
    Mafia Name Generator ^ | August 7, 2009 | Me
    Mob Name Generator I'm "The Fist."
  • "Gangster government" in Washington DC continues to roll ahead

    08/02/2009 8:11:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies · 1,383+ views ^ | 8/02/2009 | n/a
    "Gangster government" is the term used by more and more people, including US Rep. Michelle Bachmann, to describe what is happening in our country right now. We all see a lot of YouTube videos about politics, but this one really shook us. It's a speech by Rep. Bachmann on C-Span, at the US House of Representatives. It's titled "Obama is running a gangster government." It's quite chilling.
  • We Now Have A Total Gangster Government - You HAVE tow atch that video!

    06/20/2009 10:30:52 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 20 replies · 1,468+ views
    uTube ^ | Michelle Bachmann
  • Army Mobilizing Huge Force to Protect Inaugural

    12/17/2008 9:29:30 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 48 replies · 1,910+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/17/08
    WASHINGTON – The US military plans to mobilize thousands of troops to protect Washington against potential terrorist attack during the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, a senior US military commander said Wednesday. They will fly combat air patrols and man air defenses, organize large scale medical support, and help local law enforcement provide security in the capital, said General Gene Renuart, head of the US Northern Command. "(It's) not because we see a specific threat, but because for an event this visible, this important and this historic, we ought to be prepared to respond if something does happen," he told...
  • Source: Feds take [Illinois] Gov. Blagojevich into custody

    12/09/2008 6:14:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 974 replies · 25,721+ views
    <p>A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning. The U.S. attorney's office would not confirm the information, and a spokesman for the governor did not immediately return a phone call for comment.</p>
  • Ignored Issue Of Obama's Associates Best Way To Judge Candidacy

    10/28/2008 1:12:27 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 6 replies · 320+ views
    The Bullentin ^ | 10/28/2008 | Herb Denenberg
    If a Chicago gangster named Al Capone were running on the Democratic ticket for president with Willy Sutton, the famous bank robber, for vice-president in 2008, the Democratic Party spin machine and the mainstream media would undoubtedly be saying don't talk about the associates, values and character of Capone and Sutton. They'd say the people want to hear about the big issues and especially about the economy. They are interested in their 401(k)s, jobs, retirement, their care, children's education and the likes. In doing that, most would think the Democratic Party and the mainstream media would be stupid and irresponsible...
  • (On This Day In History) July 22, 1934: John Dillinger Gunned Down By FBI

    07/22/2007 10:51:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 956+ views
    FBI History ^ | July 22, 2007 | FBI
    On This Day In History July 22, 1934 John Dillinger Gunned Down By FBI During the 1930s Depression, many Americans, nearly helpless against forces they didn't understand, made heroes of outlaws who took what they wanted at gunpoint. Of all the lurid desperadoes, one man, John Herbert Dillinger, came to evoke this Gangster Era, and stirred mass emotion to a degree rarely seen in this country. Dillinger, whose name once dominated the headlines, was a notorious and vicious thief. From September, 1933, until July, 1934, he and his violent gang terrorized the Midwest, killing 10 men, wounding 7 others, robbing...
  • Police chase ends in pileup; bystander killed (prayer request)

    04/08/2007 10:24:33 AM PDT · by umgud · 21 replies · 724+ views
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/7/07 | ERIN WALDNER
    The suspect in a police chase on Panama Lane Saturday afternoon crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a stop light and killed an innocent bystander, according to police. The dead man was identified as Daniel Wayne Dawson, 36, of Bakersfield. At about 3:50 p.m. Bakersfield police officers were preparing to search a home in the 7500 block of Alta Peak Court, according to Capt. Kevin Stokes with the Bakersfield Police Department. Stokes said officers believed the suspect, identified as Brian Darling, 29 of Bakersfield, was armed with an assault weapon and involved in selling narcotics. He said Darling,...
  • Baby Mamas Defend Gangster in Rape Trial

    01/13/2007 3:55:56 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 19 replies · 1,210+ views ^ | 1/11/2007 | SCOTT FROST
    TRENTON -- Two women who have children fathered by rape defendant Brett "Prince" Barden testified yesterday that the purported city gang member was busy babysitting his troubled son at the time he is accused by police of having sex with a 12-year-old Lawrence girl. In the final day of testimony, Gladys Santiago, of Camden, testified that at the time in question, she had forced the defendant to watch their 8-year-old son -- who was suspended from school in June 2004 -- while she was at work. Advertisement "I thought it was time for his father to step up," Santiago said....
  • Second reputed gangster held in LA hate crime slaying

    01/06/2007 3:11:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 527+ views
    A second reputed Hispanic gang member was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old black girl that police have described as a hate crime. Jonathan Fajardo, 18, was believed to be the gunman who opened fire on a group of black youngsters on Dec. 15 as they stood on a narrow street in the Harbor Gateway area, police said. Cheryl Green was killed and two other girls and a boy were wounded. Green was not a gang member. Family members said she wanted to be a doctor. Fajardo was arrested Thursday at his home in neighboring Carson,...
  • Denver Broncos' Darrent Williams (CB) gunned down

    01/01/2007 4:34:43 AM PST · by goarmy · 222 replies · 12,020+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 1, 2007 | Bill Williamson
    Broncos right cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed this morning. After leaving a nightclub in a limousine, Williams was shot and killed near 11th and Grant in Denver. The team confirmed the death of Williams. A female passenger also was shot, according to a source familiar with Williams. Williams was 24. "I learned from the Denver Police Deprtment that this incident has occured," Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin said early Monday morning. "No other details have been released. I sincerely offer my condolences and feelings to his family." Williams was the Broncos' starting right cornerback and played his final game...
  • Al-Qaida in Iraq's al-Zarqawi 'terminated'

    06/08/2006 4:22:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies · 4,310+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 8, 2006 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.
  • Suspect who allegedly ran internment camp in Kosovo arrested in Germany (Albanian)

    05/10/2006 9:28:52 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Calibre ^ | May 10, 2006
    Released : May 10, 2006 11:34 AM BERLIN-A man sought by the U.N. administration in Kosovo on charges of illegally imprisoning and abusing fellow ethnic Albanians in 1998 has been arrested in Germany, prosecutors said Wednesday. Frankfurt prosecutors said the man was sought for on suspicion of genocide and was a member of the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army, which fought against the Serbian security troops in Kosovo. He was arrested Monday evening in the German town of Seeheim-Jugenheim, south of Frankfurt, and was being held pending extradition. The suspect is alleged to have run a camp in 1998 in Drenovac,...
  • Bey faces charges of grand theft auto (Oakland Liquor Store Vandal, NOI Thug)

    02/17/2006 5:55:56 PM PST · by csvset · 10 replies · 441+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 02/17/2006 | STAFF
    Bakery empire heir accused in Oakland vandalism now must answer in Vallejo From Staff ReportsInside Bay Area Yusuf Bey IV, already being prosecuted in the vandalism of two West Oakland liquor stores, is facing new criminal charges in Vallejo of fraudulently obtaining a luxury car, authorities said Thursday. Bey, 20, who heads a business empire anchored by Your Black Muslim Bakery, was arrested by Berkeley police Wednesday night on a $15,000 Vallejo warrant. The warrant charges Bey with grand theft of a vehicle, obtaining property under false pretenses, false impersonation and possessing a forged driver's license. A Berkeley officer...
  • 'Gangster US' Accused Over Torture

    01/24/2006 5:59:19 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 350+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2006 | David Rennie
    'Gangster US' accused over torture By David Rennie, in Strasbourg (Filed: 25/01/2006) An investigator for Europe's leading human rights watchdog accused America yesterday of "gangster tactics" in its war on terrorism, notably the illegal transfer of terrorist suspects to countries likely to torture them. Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, told the Council of Europe that the US, with European complicity, had shipped possibly more than 100 suspects to countries where they faced torture. British council members have attacked Dick Marty's report "The entire continent is involved," Mr Marty told its parliamentary assembly. He presented colleagues with an interim report dominated...
  • The Gang Scene in Madison, WI (Coming to a Town Near You!)

    09/18/2005 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies · 4,008+ views
    W ^ | September 17, 2005 | Doug Erickson
    They seem almost as if they were randomly plucked from Madison's streets - the mother of a 9-month-old baby, the National Honor Roll graduate, the 16-year-old son of a University of Wisconsin Medical School professor. Except for their relative youthfulness, the 12 people charged in a gang-style shooting Aug. 9 in the village of Oregon, WI defy easy generalizations. They are rich and poor, high- achievers and juvenile delinquents. They are black and white and Hispanic and Asian. The crime they are charged with - three vehicles full of people opened fire on a home in a middle-class suburb, wounding...
  • Reputed mob boss says he'll surrender if he gets separate trial

    05/04/2005 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 3 replies · 291+ views
    CHICAGO (AP) — Fugitive reputed mob boss Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo will surrender if he gets a separate trial on charges that he and other organized crime figures plotted at least 18 unsolved murders, according to a letter made public by his attorney. The letter was sent to attorney Rick Halprin and addressed to U.S. District Judge James Zagel. Halprin said the handwritten, four-page note appears to have been signed by his client. He called federal authorities Tuesday morning after an aide in his office opened the letter, which was postmarked in Chicago on Monday. "I recognize the signature,"...
  • Rapper Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury

    03/17/2005 2:38:07 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 38 replies · 3,653+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 3/17/05 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
    Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station. Lil' Kim and her assistant were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They each face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing was set for June 24. The 29-year-old former sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G., known for her revealing outfits and raunchy raps, testified that she did not notice two close friends at the scene of the 2001 shootout — her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif...
  • Brazil Town to Honor Arafat With Statue

    12/30/2004 11:55:57 PM PST · by Scothia · 20 replies · 701+ views
    My Way News ^ | 12-31-04 | Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - The New Year's Eve celebrations in the small community of Paraiba do Sul will honor a figure the town's mayor says hasn't been honored anywhere else in the West - the late Yasser Arafat. Moments before the clock rings in 2005, a fireworks and light show will serve as a backdrop to the unveiling of a life-sized statue of the Palestinian leader holding the traditional symbol of peace, the olive branch. The 5-foot, 7-inch bronze statue will be part of an open-air memorial that includes a marble map of Palestine and a replica of the...
  • Jailed Rapper Close to $3 Million deal with Vivendi Universal's Def Jam label

    04/20/2004 10:19:42 AM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2004 | Alex Veiga
    Jailed Rapper Close to $3M Record Deal By ALEX VEIGA LOS ANGELES (AP) - Island Def Jam expects to sign imprisoned rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to a $3 million record contract this week, a source familiar with the negotiations said. Shyne, now serving a 10-year term for his role in a New York nightclub shooting involving Sean Combs, was expected to finalize the deal by the end of this week, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Shyne would be the first artist acquired by Island Def Jam Music Group since Antonio "L.A." Reid took over as...
  • Governor: Parole Board probe welcome (McGreevey and Mob favors?)

    03/07/2003 3:53:02 PM PST · by Cagey · 7 replies · 353+ views
    Asbury Park Press ^ | 3-7-2003 | SANDY MC CLURE and TOM BALDWIN
    <p>TRENTON -- An angry Gov. McGreevey yesterday welcomed a federal probe into whether someone in his office had secretly helped a reputed mob boss get paroled from state prison.</p> <p>McGreevey said allegations that a top aide helped alleged mobster Angelo Prisco regain his freedom are the result of disgruntled former state Parole Board executives trying to retaliate against him for letting them go.</p>
  • Torricelli's Illegal Contributions Detailed in Chang's Sentencing Memo

    09/28/2002 9:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 287+ views
    The Newark Star Ledger | 9.29.02
    Subject: Torricelli's Illegal Contributions Detailed in Chang's Sentencing Memo - - Chang is NOT the liar Torricelli says he is Prosecutors Say Chang Advanced Torricelli Probe Newly Released Document Outlines Illegal Contributions POSTED: 4:44 p.m. EDT September 26, 2002 UPDATED: 7:19 p.m. EDT September 26, 2002 NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday that a sentencing memo describing illegal gifts to U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli must be made public immediately. RELATED INFO:5K Letter: Read Excerpts5K Letter: Read It All FeedRoom Court Releases Torricelli Memo The document outlines businessman David Chang's cooperation with the federal prosecutors....