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  • Rick Perry Makes First Court Appearance In Abuse Of Power Case

    11/06/2014 9:23:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/6/2014 | JON HERSKOVITZ, REUTERS
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to face felony charges for abuse of power, a case that has cast a shadow over his possible run as Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election. The pretrial hearing is expected to address procedural matters concerning his indictment. Perry's office has said he will speak after the hearing at a criminal court in Austin. In recent trips to key states in presidential primaries, Perry has tried to use the criminal proceedings to rally support within the Republican Party by portraying himself as the victim of a partisan prosecution....
  • Rick Perry files habeas corpus motion to dismiss case

    08/25/2014 12:59:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, what fun is that? Many were hoping to munch popcorn and see Rick Perry’s attorneys spend the next few months ripping Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg to shreds over her blatantly political effort to get the Texas governor indicted for cutting off her funding. Accusing Perry of being drunk with power is rather amusing, under the circumstances, but apparently Perry has better things to do with his time: The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding...
  • Convicted Drunk Driver Indicts Perry

    08/25/2014 8:38:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry. The whole scenario is so bizarre it is almost laughable. There is plenty of corruption in government, but usually it is the garden variety kind, like theft, lying, nepotism, etc., which is corrected with prosecution. This rises to a more disturbing level, because it is the prosecutor who is corrupt. How do you fix that? Rooting out corrupt Democrat lawyers is more difficult than prosecuting regular Americans, due to the incestuous relationship between...
  • Several Perry Grand Jurors Broke the Law to Explain Why They Think Perry Broke the Law

    08/20/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2014 | Bryan Preston
    By Texas law, grand jurors are not supposed to talk to the media about their cases.That did not stop several of the Gov. Perry grand jurors from breaking the law, specifically, talking to the Houston Chronicle. The jury, which met weekly for four months, “really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard,” said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis residents appointed to serve on the grand jury.“It’s too bad,” Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. “But I guess that his side’s job – to really spin...
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    We will continue to aggressively defend the governors lawful and constitutional action
  • Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?

    08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, the Times is compelled to confess that there is really no there there. One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Ladys panel of handwringers, Ed Morrissey observed. Its an expert lesson in the use of weasel words. Conservatives have rallied to Perrys side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up...
  • Foxs Outnumbered Hosts Explode at Geraldo for Irresponsible Ferguson Comments (with video)

    08/19/2014 2:07:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 19, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Geraldo Rivera wasted no time Tuesday afternoon lighting dynamite under an Outnumbered panel and setting the thing off. The fuse: his conviction that the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be racially tinged, much like the trial of George Zimmerman.
  • Free Rick Perry: Absurd charges against him are an nothing but an attempt to wound him politically.

    08/19/2014 8:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2014 | Rich Lowry
    It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in prison stemming from this veto is so mind-bogglingly stupid that even Democrats and mainstream journalists...
  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DAs office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march
  • Group Behind Perrys Indictment Got $500K from Serial Slimeball Soros

    08/19/2014 6:21:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican | 19 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems like global-socialist Mac daddyGeorge Soroshas his evil paw in the sketchy Rick Perry indictment right from the start- the more you dig into these stories these days, the more poop you find. I used to hate conspiracy theory, but these days you can't besuspicious enough. And as you know, this 'Godfather of the Left' has got his tentacles in most every socio-political issue being debated in the United States today- it's unreal. Now theTexans for Public Justice-one of the groups behind Rick Perrys indictment charges- is part of a progressive coalition that has received $500,000 from hyper-liberal, hyper-rich...
  • Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell

    08/18/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 18, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell: The ugly video of Texas district attorney's DWI arrest that's behind Governor Rick Perry's indictment (Pics in URL) Rosemary Lehmberg, Austin's top prosecutor, was arrested for drunk driving in April 2013 and later pleaded guilty Video from her arrest and booking shows her being abusive toward officers and repeatedly demanding they call the sheriff Perry demanded Lehmberg step down after the arrest and said he would veto funding for her office, but Lehmberg refused Lehmberg ran a public corruption unit that pursued charges against Republicans Perry is charged with...
  • Limbaugh OUTRAGED By Gov. Rick Perry Indictment

    08/18/2014 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    YouTuve ^ | 8/18/14 | Daily Rushbo
    Audio at link
  • Who Are Texans for Public Justice, and Why Does Their Role in the Rick Perry Case Matter?

    08/18/2014 9:26:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/18/2014 | Bryan Preston
    As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, a grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts late Friday. Perry is the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917. He was indicted for threatening to veto funds for the Public Integrity Unit of Travis County’s district attorney’s office, because the head of that office, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, had been caught drunk driving, and was later caught on tape abusing her power to try to get out of the DWI charge. Though that office runs out of Travis County, it has statewide jurisdiction over elected officials...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted, faces 99 years if convicted (Video)

    08/18/2014 5:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 08/18/2014 | By Michael Dorstewitz
    [SNIP] According to the Associated Press, via the Huffington Post: Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years. Perry was a presidential hopeful in 2012, and is expected to make a run in 2016. Perry is a Republican; Lehmberg, who was sentenced to 45 days for driving while intoxicated, is a Democrat, and repeatedly refused the governors calls to resign.What follows is booking footage from Lehmbergs arrest....
  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a farce

    08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | August 16, 2014 | Wire/Staff
    AUSTIN Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an outrageous abuse of power and vowed to fight it. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen, Perry said at a news conference on Saturday. Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. He dismissed the prosecution as a farce. A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law...
  • RICK PERRY Declines to Fund Crazy Violent Drunk Dems Indict Him For It

    08/16/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Rick Perry refused to fund Lehmbergs office. So on Friday Democrats decided to make a stand for drunk drivers everywhere and indict Governor Rick Perry. On Saturday Governor Rick Perry held a press conference. Rick stands by his decision. Heres what the governor had to say about the indictment. Heres what I think is really important for the people to understand, not just Texans but this country. And, that is, we have seen an office in the form of the Travis County District Attorneys office. The lead, legal individual for criminal affairs in this county and overseeing public officials...
  • 17 GIFs of a Drunk DA at the Heart of Indictment Charges Show Why Rick Perry Wanted Her to Resign

    08/16/2014 12:02:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    Independent Journal Review | 8-16-14 | Bubba Atkinson
    Yesterday, Rick Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant felonies that could potentially result in a life sentence after following through on his promise to veto state prosecutors investigating public corruption. The left-leaning advocacy group, Texans for Public Justice, has largely pushed the issue, which stems from Perry threatening to cut $7.5 million over two years from the public integrity unit in order to pressure Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County District Attorney whose office oversaw that unit, to resign after she was convicted of driving under the influence. While...
  • NY Rep. Michael Grimm Surrenders Following Indictment

    04/28/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Aaron Katersky
    New York Congressman Michael Grimm, a former Marine and FBI agent, surrendered to the FBI today to face charges of fraud, perjury and obstruction. Grimm, a Republican from New York City's borough of Staten Island, had gained notoriety when he was caught on tape after the State of the Union speech earlier this year threatening to throw a reporter off the Capitol's balcony and said he would "break you in half, like a boy."
  • DOCUMENT: Criminal Complaint, State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted on Public Corruption Charges

    03/29/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    KRON4.com & U.S. D.C., N.D. CA ^ | Mar. 26, 2014 | Mario Sevilla
    Court documents allege a California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker. The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms, though its not clear the introduction to the trafficker ever took place.
  • Dinesh DSouzas Indictment and Double Standards

    02/01/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/01/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration’s indictment of critic Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance law violations is a reminder that it’s dangerous to be in the opposition when the president is a lawless strongman who knows the media will protect him no matter what. Democratic malefactors remained at large on Friday as D’Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he directed two individuals to each make $10,000 donations to the campaign of Wendy Long, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on the understanding he would reimburse them, which he did not long after.The court in New York reportedly imposed unusually tough...
  • Did Mockery of Obama Get Dinesh D'Souza Arrested?

    01/27/2014 9:01:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 27, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans
    Has Marxist/Leninist pal of Bill Ayers Mike Klonsky just given us the reason for the arrest of conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza? Does he have inside information? On January 24, Klonsky dashed off a quick "note" to D'Souza on his Small Talk Blog:
  • Media Not Very Curious about DSouza Indictment: This thing stinks to high heaven

    01/26/2014 6:48:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    The indictment of a major critic of the president has elicited little more than yawns from the media.This is a case where you don’t even have to connect the dots. Just read a little history: After news broke Thursday that federal prosecutors had charged conservative commentator, author, film-maker and professional Obama-basher Dinesh D’Souza with violating campaign finance laws, Walter Olson at the Overlawyered blog posted on the relatively mild civil sanction meted out to a “big-league trial lawyer” who’d done pretty much the same thing D’Souza is accused of. D’Souza has been indicted for allegedly paying $20,000 to reimburse...
  • Bob McDonnell, and the perils of being famous but not rich

    01/22/2014 2:27:54 PM PST · by libstripper · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | Jn. 22, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    "We are broke," confessed former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife Maureen in an email to his staff, and "have an unconscionable amount in credit card debt." Let's assume for the sake of argument that this is true. Does it exonerate the McDonnells from the very-serous allegations of accepting gifts in return for using the governor's office to dish out special treatment? Of course not. And yet... it might serve as at least a partial explanation as to why someone who seemed to be a rising star in politics would risk throwing it all away.
  • Former Va. Gov. McDonnell and wife charged in gifts case

    01/22/2014 9:47:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Sari Horwitz
    Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond area businessman who sought special treatment from state government. Authorities allege that for nearly two years, the McDonnells repeatedly asked executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. for loans and gifts of money, clothes, golf fees and equipment, trips, and private plane rides. The gifts and loans totaled at least $165,000.
  • In Misstep, Obama Discusses Sealed Indictment on Benghazi

    08/10/2013 9:22:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Copyright 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | August 9, 2013, 5:14 PM | By Devlin Barrett
    President Barack Obama was a lawyer before he became a politician, but on Friday he broke one of the most basic legal rules: He publicly discussed a sealed indictment. Speaking at a White House press conference about government surveillance, terrorism, and other topics, the president was asked about his past statements that the people who attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year would be brought to justice. We have informed, I think, the public that theres a sealed indictment. Its sealed for a reason. But we are intent on capturing those who carried out this attack, and were...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Lieberman Responds to Indictment: I've Been Targeted for Years

    12/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/12 | Annie Lubin
    Avigdor Lieberman responded Thursday to the recent indictment of fraud and breach of trust brought against him, saying he has been the target of suspicion and questioning for a long time now. Hinting that he has no intention of resigning, he said he hopes the matter will be settled as soon as possible. The Attorney General charged that Lieberman used his influence to promote the former Israeli ambassador to Belarus because the ambassador illegally leaked information about an investigation against him. "The investigation against me has been going on for sixteen years," said Lieberman. "From July 1996 there has not...
  • FBI unsealing indictment could endanger Terry murder suspects

    07/09/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | David Codrea
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation unsealed an indictment in Tucson and offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of four fugitives wanted in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureaus Phoenix Division announced today. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, and Lionel Portillo-Meza are charged with crimes including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, and possession of a firearm by a...
  • Justice Dept. Unseals Indictment Charging 5 in Border Patrol Agent Terry's Death

    07/09/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/12 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • An Indictment of the President's Touchdown Dance

    05/02/2012 2:17:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    On Tuesday morning the Wall Street Journal carried a very unusual op-ed. The author was a former Attorney General of the United States, Michael Mukasy, who had served on the federal bench for 18 years before taking on the top job in federal law enforcement. As a federal district court judge, Mukasey had presided over the trial of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Sheik, one of the original confederates of bin Laden, a vantage point from which the highly esteemed jurist became deeply acquainted with the intricacies of the jihadist network. As AG, Mukasey took on a key leadership role...
  • Haley indictment imminent? Stay tuned

    03/29/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Palmetto Public Record ^ | 3/29/12 | Logan Smith
    Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week. A highly ranked federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation and possible indictment of the governor, though the official was not aware of the specific timeframe. Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haleys father. At least five lawsuits have been filed...
  • Va Gov. Bob McDonnell has been called out to perform his mandatory duty.

    03/29/2012 9:16:35 AM PDT · by VaConstitution · 5 replies
    Journal of Constitutional Reset from Virginia ^ | 03-29-2012 | Constitutional.Reset@gmail.com
    Va Gov. Bob McDonnell has been called out to perform his mandatory duty.http://www.facebook.com/groups/53783122419/Republican Party of Virginia BeachVirginia has the laws to civilly and criminally nail BHO on eligibility grounds.Does it have the patriots to do so? http://www.facebook.com/groups/259834004101186/268642163220370/ All citizens have both duties and rights."Section 15. Qualities necessary to preservation of free government.That no free government, nor the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles; and by the recognition by all citizens that they have duties as well as rights, and...
  • "The grand jury indictment had been filed under seal...a computer glitch (made it) public."

    11/11/2011 8:25:28 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    Althouse blog ^ | 11-11-11 | Ann Althouse
    The grand jury report in the Penn State case was revealed by accident?! The quote in the post title appears at the end of an article in the NYT about Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett: Mr. Corbett, as state attorney general, had begun an investigation in 2009 into allegations that a former Penn State assistant football coach had abused young boys, and that university officials might have covered up the scandal. He had convened a grand jury, and his prosecutors had taken testimony. But when he ran for governor, and even after he took office, he was obligated to keep the...
  • Napolitano: Indictment sends 'clear message' to drug cartels

    05/09/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 5/9/11 | Jordy Yager
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday said an indictment against three illegal immigrants accused of killing a border patrol agent sends a "clear message" to drug cartels and border smugglers. A federal judge unsealed a 14-count indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arrelanes and two other Mexican natives last Friday, accusing them of participating in the shooting that killed 40-year old Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December. "This indictment also sends a clear message to those who would consider committing violence against the Border Patrol: we will not stand for aggression against our men and women in uniform
  • Indictment Of FM Lieberman Expected This Week

    04/13/2011 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced Wednesday he intends to indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman later this week, Channel 2 reports. The indictment includes charges of fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and harrassing a witness. Weinstein said he will hold hearings before proceeding with the indictment in which Lieberman's lawyers can defend him. Lieberman's lawyer, Yoav Mani, and his assistant, Sharon Shalom, will also be indicted, according to the report. Police recommended Lieberman be indicted more than 18 months ago, but the Attorney-Generals Office postponed the move, saying it needed to be be fine-tuned, but pledging that it would be...
  • Prosecutor expands secret Hariri murder indictment

    03/11/2011 2:27:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/11 | AP
    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands The prosecutor in the assassination case of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says he has filed an expanded indictment. The indictment remains secret and the names of the suspects under investigation have not been released. But Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite militia, has said it believes some of its members may be named, and has warned the case could touch off renewed bloodshed in Lebanon.
  • Spanish Police Make More al-Qaida Arrests

    09/18/2003 5:25:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 272+ views
    AP | 9/18/03
    The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Sept. 18 Police have arrested several suspects on orders of a Spanish judge who is investigating al-Qaida links, the government said Thursday, a day after he issued the first known indictment against Osama bin Laden in the Sept. 11 attacks. The Interior Ministry said the arrests were made in the southern region of Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain, but it gave no details. News agencies and the Web site of the El Pais newspaper said three men were detained and that they are linked to Tayssir Alouni, a journalist for the Arabic-language TV station...
  • Loughner Indictment

    01/21/2011 3:30:39 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    There was some head-scratching a couple of days ago over the Justice Departments indictment of Jared Lee Loughner in the Tucson shootings case because he was not charged with the murders of Chief Judge John Roll and Gabriel Zimmerman, a legislative aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Instead, the indictment charges only the attempted murders of Representative Giffords and her two other aides, Ron Barber and Pamela Simon. (My column a few days back explained that there is no federal jurisdiction to charge murder or attempted murder in connection with the victims who were not federal officers.) I was interviewed by...
  • Expatriate discusses online petition to indict Sarah Palin for inciting violence (Followup)

    01/21/2011 6:19:47 AM PST · by FredJake · 24 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/19/2011 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, we reported that Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, an American expatriate now living in New Zealand, has started an online petition to indict Sarah Palin. Since that report, Dr. Bramhall has responded to questions put to her in an email regarding the petition. What follows is the full text of questions related to the petition with her responses: SCE: What laws, specifically, do you allege she (Palin) violated? DR. BRAMHALL: There are federal statutes against incitement to riot, incitement to violence and incitement to murder - in which the Supreme Court has ruled that First Amendment protections do not...
  • American expatriate starts online petition to indict Sarah Palin for inciting violence.

    01/18/2011 8:34:46 PM PST · by FredJake · 25 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/18/2011 | Joe Newby
    Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, an American expatriate currently living in New Zealand, has started an online petition to indict Sarah Palin. The online petition says: We, the undersigned, call on the Department of Justice to issue an indictment against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for incitement to violence for designating Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a gun target image at her SarahPAC website at www.sarahpac.com. We believe there is ample evidence from Palin's public speeches and commentary that the image was used with the specific intent of inciting violence against Democratic congressmen labeled with these gun targets. We are also concerned...
  • Hariri tribunal: UN prosecutor issues sealed indictment

    01/17/2011 10:40:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/17/11 | BBC
    The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon says its prosecutor has issued indictments for the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The names of the accused remain confidential for now, but are widely believed to include members of the armed Shia group Hezbollah. A pre-trial judge now decides whether to issue warrants. Last week, Hezbollah and its allies brought down Lebanon's government in a dispute over the tribunal. The group, which denies any role in the killing, has dismissed the tribunal as a US and Israeli plot that is designed to discredit it. It has demanded that Lebanon cease...
  • Scathing Indictment to Israel

    01/13/2011 10:00:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Collive.com ^ | 1/12/11 | Raanan Isseroff
    "Israel has made itself defenseless," award winning British journalist and author Melanie Phillips declared Monday on Israeli TV. "Hasbara is a Joke!" she said as she described Israel's self destructive strategy of continuing the failed peace process. "True and lies have been turned on their head," she said. "It was Britain itself that declared that on account of their unique claim to the Land Jews should be allowed to live in Israel and have a state." "The Young in Israel learn that that Israel was basically: "born in sin". Most of the animosity of British Aristocracy is fed by papers...
  • Assange Lawyers Prepare for U.S. Spying Indictment

    12/10/2010 8:04:05 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 10, 2010 | JIM SCIUTTO and LEE FERRAN
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the man behind the publication of more than a 250,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables, could soon be facing spying charges in the U.S. related to the Espionage Act, Assange's lawyer said today. "Our position of course is that we don't believe it applies to Mr. Assange and that in any event he's entitled to First Amendment protection as publisher of Wikileaks and any prosecution under the Espionage Act would in my view be unconstitutional and puts at risk all media organizations in the U.S.," Assange's attorney Jennifer Robinson told ABC News. Robinson said a U.S. indictment...
  • Why Has Holder Indicted the Times Square Bomber?

    06/21/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 3+ views
    NRO ^ | June 21, 2010 | ANDREW C, McCARTHY
    The DOJ is running up against the limits of the civilian justice system After the initial spate of chest-beating, we hadnt heard much from the Justice Department about the case of would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and the many ways it illustrates how splendidly the criminal justice system performs in terrorism cases even the cases of enemy combatants who could otherwise be held indefinitely and interrogated for intelligence purposes. Now comes word from the U.S. attorneys office for the Southern District of New York that Shahzad has been indicted. He is charged with ten terrorism counts, ranging from...
  • Indictment: Hutaree militia planned to kill law officer, attack the funeral procession

    03/30/2010 4:42:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies · 1,485+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 29. 2010 6:47PM | Paul Egan and Mike Wilkinson
    Detroit News cannot be posted as per copyright complaint. Sorry. Go to Drudge Report for the link to the article. It is worth the effort. Here is the heading to search for: Indictment: Militia members sought to 'levy war' against USA...
  • Blagojevich charged in fresh corruption indictment

    02/04/2010 7:22:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 327+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother were charged Thursday in a fresh corruption indictment that contains no new allegations of misconduct but that prosecutors hope will help avoid delays to the start of Blagojevich's trial. The new indictment only adds charges based on the same allegations the Blagojeviches have faced for months, including scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama's election to the White House and a variety of political fundraising abuses. The new charges are an attempt by prosecutors to ensure that a legal controversy now before the U.S....
  • 'Re-Indicted' Parody Song Marks One-Year Anniversary of Blagojevich Impeachment

    01/29/2010 8:03:11 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 130+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-29-10 | Bob McCarty
    One year ago today, Rod Blagojevich became the first sitting Illinois governor to be impeached and booted out of office by a 59-0 vote of the Illinois Senate in Springfield. Now, the 53-year-old Democrat and his lawyers are waiting for the next shoe to drop in legal wranglings related to allegations that he attempted to sell the Illinois senate seat once held by Barack Obama.According to the Chicago Tribune, federal prosecutors said Wednesday that a revised indictment against Blagojevich should be returned by late next week. That news prompted me to write a parody based on the 1980 song, "Reunited,"...
  • No Specific Mention of Terrorism in 7-Page Indictment of Abdulmutallab

    01/07/2010 2:32:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 335+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/7/10 | Ed White, Associated Press
    Detroit (AP) - A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day was indicted Wednesday on charges including attempted murder and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction to kill nearly 300 people. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, was traveling from Amsterdam when he tried to destroy the plane by injecting chemicals into a package of pentrite explosive concealed in his underwear, authorities say.
  • Israeli police recommend Lieberman indictment (FM Avigdor Lieberman accused of money laundering)

    08/02/2009 9:16:33 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 605+ views
    JTA - Jewish and Israel News ^ | August 2, 2009 | JTA
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israeli Police's National Fraud Unit recommended that the state prosecutor indict Avigdor Lieberman in a money-laundering scheme. In a brief turned over Sunday to the Attorney General's office, the police recommended that the foreign minister be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, money laundering, witness harassment and obstruction of justice, Ha'aretz reported. The investigation has been ongoing for several years, but picked up steam after Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu became the third largest political party in the country in last February's elections. Lieberman petitioned the Supreme Court to speed up the investigation after he became foreign minister.