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  • Casey Anthony Appeals Lying Conviction

    07/15/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Christina Ng
    Casey Anthony, acquitted of charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee, filed an appeal today of her conviction that she lied to law enforcement officers. The appeal came days before Anthony, 25, is scheduled to leave jail. She was sentenced to four years on four counts of lying to investigators about Caylee's death. Since she has already served three years and is credited for good behavior, she will be released from the Orange County jail on Sunday. The jury that acquitted her of murder agreed that she broke the law when she told police she worked at Universal Studios, that...
  • The supernatural legacy of Hangman’s Warehouse and the EEO

    06/12/2011 3:58:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Places across Southern Arizona, like Tombstone, Bisbee and Old Tucson, have been able to keep their Wild West history very much alive. The historic pasts of these locations have been so well preserved that it sometimes feels like many of their original residents still thrive among the living through interactions that can only be explained as “paranormal activity.” The paranormal is a concept that people may choose to believe in or not. Regardless of beliefs, people know where to find supernatural activity within Cochise County, in ghost towns and in tourist towns. But one place goes unnoticed,...
  • Huntington Has 3 Work Release Escapees in 3 Weeks (W.Va)

    06/07/2011 7:57:24 PM PDT · by Morgana
    In three weeks there have been three inmates who escaped from the Huntington Work Release Center. One inmate has been caught, but two are still on the run. HUNTINGTON -- At the Huntington Work Release Center, 50 male inmates and 12 female inmates reside. According to Deputy Commissioner James J. Ielapi of the West Virginia Division of Corrections, these are a low custody classification of inmates who are physically able to work. “It’s a step toward going back to a community to live.” The center, located on Fifth Avenue in Huntington, has supervisors who keep track of inmates. Every morning...
  • Prison rejects ACLU backlash by refusing to back down on porn for inmates

    06/02/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:47 PM on 2nd June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit so that prisoners at a South Carolina jail can have access to pornographic-type material. Lawyers defending the religious freedom lawsuit against the Berkeley County Jail in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, said that the inmates were not allowed to have any reading materials apart from the bible.
  • Paris would back IMF chief if he wants French jail (Socialist perp Kahn in brand NEW sex claims!)

    05/22/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    PTI News ^ | 5/22/11
    Paris would back IMF chief if he wants French jailSTAFF WRITER 1:6 HRS Paris, May 22 (AFP) France would support any request from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to serve jail time back home if he is convicted in New York on sex assault charges, the interior minister said today. Interior Minister Claude Gueant said he was not prejudging the outcome of the sensational court case, in which former presidential hopeful Strauss-Kahn is accused of a May 14 sex attack on a New York hotel chamber maid. But if Strauss-Kahn is found guilty, and if he himself would rather serve...
  • Police applicant jailed on child porn charge (San Diego - checked 'yes' in just the right boxes)

    05/18/2011 4:25:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | 5/17/11 | Pauline Repard
    Police applicant jailed on child porn chargeBy Pauline Repard Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:27 p.m. SAN DIEGO — A Chula Vista man who authorities say admitted on a San Diego police job application that he once had sexual contact with a child and had viewed child pornography has been arrested. The 38-year-old man’s answers on a lengthy hiring questionnaire prompted police to investigate and seize computers, cameras and pictures of “exotic girls,” according to a search warrant document filed May 11. Robert Lee Williams was arrested the same day and remains jailed on suspicion of possessing child porn. His...
  • IMF chief to remain jailed in NYC sex-assault case

    05/16/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 16/5/11 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK -Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country. Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up....
  • Retribution: Mother Sets Daughter’s Gloating Rapist on Fire

    05/11/2011 7:15:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/11/11 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    The Telegraph: A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday. Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca. While there, he passed his victim’s mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out...
  • Hard Time America

    04/24/2011 3:07:48 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-11 | James
    The Obama Administration is playing the convict prison card. Most Americans want criminals incarcerated longer in more austere less elaborate facilities. The facts are that many prisons have become playgrounds. Between Yale and jail this discussion will concentrate on doing hard time behind bars eliminating the “Three Hots and a Cot” leisure Plaza Hotel prison mentality. Amendment VIII of the United States Constitution asserts, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted”; then whereas, this narrative will focus on the enlightened humanitarian side of incarceration it will also examine innovative and possibly pertinent...
  • Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI

    04/15/2011 1:23:56 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2011 | Nathaniel Popper
    The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted by the FBI on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to the thriving industry. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the executives were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others. Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By...
  • The Prisoner's Dilemma

    03/23/2011 8:53:50 AM PDT · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 3/23/2011 | Travis Main
    Some years back I had the great opportunity to preach in a prison facility. This blessing extended for about two years. It really enabled me to see and understand a great number of things about those inside and outside of the prison system. I am not a person who is in favor of any frills or extras in the prison system. I guess you can say I am a Sheriff Joe Arpaio fan. If an individual breaks the law, my preference is the punishment seriously deters them from every committing the same mistake. Not only should it deter the transgressor,...
  • The Queen of Mistresses: Meet the unlikely heroine whose lovers made her a billionaire

    03/19/2011 11:48:05 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:09 AM on 20th March 2011 | Simon Parry
    "The Queen of Mistresses: Meet the unlikely heroine whose lovers made her a billionaire - and who she repaid by landing them in jail" At the gilded gates of a colonial mansion in China's seaside city of Qingdao, giggling young couples pose for snapshots, craning their necks to peer in at the sumptuous grounds and gossip about the scandalous liaisons of the female billionaire who lived there. 'I think she's amazing,' says 24-year-old legal secretary Yan Lili, who made a trip after reading Li Wei's story on the internet. 'She has proved that women can have real power in China...
  • Another look at Obama's Social Security number

    03/17/2011 1:46:47 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 119 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 17, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    This being the case, I asked Daniels to guide me through the data mine field and help me ascertain what we know for sure about the world's best-known Social Security number – 042-68-4425. "All I can say," says Daniels of 042-68-4425, "is that it's phony and [Obama] has been using it, with it first appearing on his Selective Service document in 1980." Daniels sent me a copy of the hand-written application of the individual who held the number immediately before Obama's, 042-68-4424. The applicant, Thomas Wood, died at age 19, which is why his information is available.
  • Meet the real 40-year-old virgins

    03/06/2011 3:57:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    NewScientist.com ^ | June 5, 2009 | Ewen Callaway
    Contrary to Hollywood notions, the 40-year-old virgin is not an awkward yet funny and endearing electronics salesman played by Steve Carell. He is a church-going teetotaller who has neither been to jail nor served in the military, according to a new survey of more than 7000 people. He also represents an estimated 1.1 million American men and 800,000 women aged 25 to 45 who have never had sex. The study, led by urologist Michael Eisenberg of the University of California, San Francisco, will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His team's survey found that 13.9...
  • Jared Loughner is indicted on 46 new charges in Tucson shooting - and could face death penalty

    03/05/2011 9:46:17 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:06 AM on 5th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Loughner has been indicted on 46 new charges, including the murders of a federal judge and an aide to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The new indictment, by a federal grand jury in Arizona, is the first step in a formal Department of Justice process to decide whether to seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old.
  • The Birther Plan To Block Obama's Reelection

    02/01/2011 11:35:48 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 161 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/31/2011 | David Corn
    The birthers have a plan to end Barack Obama's presidency—and in Arizona, they're making progress.
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Broward jail nurse accused of sending nude photos to inmate

    01/06/2011 7:03:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 3+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2011 | Juan Ortega
    A nurse at a Broward County jail has been arrested after allegedly supplying a contraband cell phone to an inmate and sending him nude pictures of herself, a Broward judge said Wednesday. The Tuesday afternoon arrest of Carline Jean, 34, of Margate, is the latest in a monthslong effort by the Broward Sheriff's Office to arrest jail personnel supplying inmates with contraband at Broward's Main Jail.
  • Levin pie-chucker charged (Ahlam Mohsen will probably get more jail time than tax-cheat Charlie)

    12/31/2010 11:50:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/10 | Bridget Johnson
    Levin pie-chucker chargedBy Bridget Johnson - 12/31/10 04:47 PM ET An anti-war demonstrator who hurled a pie at the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in August was charged Thursday in the attack. Ahlam Mohsen, 23, of Coldwater, Mich., faces a count of assault for hitting Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in the face with an apple pie, and another count of assault on a federal officer. Her friend Max Kantar of Big Rapids, Mich., was also charged with the same counts. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Attorney Don Davis in Grand Rapids says elected leaders should be able...
  • Blogger gets 33 months for threatening judges

    12/21/2010 12:05:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1+ views
    A right-wing New Jersey blogger has been sentenced to 33 months for making death threats against three federal judges in Illinois. Hal Turner was sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court. The case stemmed from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2009 by three judges that upheld a district court decision dismissing lawsuits that challenged handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park. Turner protested the decision with inflammatory remarks posted on the Internet. Prosecutors said he crossed the line by declaring, "These judges must die."
  • New Jersey case sparks national outrage

    12/03/2010 6:33:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    It is the kind of legal nightmare one only imagines from a Hollywood script writer, but right now in New Jersey, a man sits in prison who should not be there and his case has so outraged firearm civil rights activists that Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, will be flying to the Garden State in several days to join in a demonstration in Toms River, N.J. Gottlieb will join Scott Bach, president of the New Jersey Association of Rifle & Pistol Clubs, radio personality Dennis Malloy and at least two membrs of the State Assembly, Michael...
  • Deputies investigate assault on Muslim inmate in Portland jail (not Mohamed Osman Mohamud)

    12/01/2010 9:37:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/01/10
    Deputies investigate assault on Muslim inmate in Portland jailUpdated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 8:57 PM Authorities are investigating whether an assault on a Muslim inmate Sunday in a Portland jail was a hate crime incited by the arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old accused of trying to ignite a van full of fake explosives last week near Pioneer Courthouse Square. Guards at Multnomah County's Inverness Jail noticed Mohamed Anwar Ahmend's injuries about 3 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a county sheriff's spokeswoman. Ahmend said he had slipped and fallen while cleaning a bathroom at the Northeast Portland facility....
  • Willie Nelson Will Likely Go to Jail for Pot Bust, Expert Says (won't affect Thursday's concert)

    11/29/2010 7:23:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 156 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/10 | Hollie McKay
    Willie Nelson Will Likely Go to Jail for Pot Bust, Expert SaysBy Hollie McKay Published November 29, 2010 FoxNews.com Willie Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas on Friday for possession of six ounces of pot. As a result, the country music legend faces as many as two years behind bars. “If the Texas prosecutors do not reduce the charges, and the marijuana's weight is indeed six ounces, then he is dealing with felony and a potential minimum of 180 days in a county jail and a maximum of two years, with a $10,000 fine,” explained former California-based prosecutor, Robin...
  • Inmate: Jail movies 'torture'

    11/17/2010 11:24:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 33 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 16, 2010
    TITUSVILLE, Fla.- A Florida jail inmate awaiting trial is accusing the sheriff of "torture" by repeatedly showing the same movies. James Poulin, 45, who has been in the Brevard County Detention Center for four years awaiting trial on a driving under the influence-manslaughter charge, wrote a letter to Florida Today saying Sheriff Jack Parker has been making inmates watch the same handful of movies over and over during the past year. "Parker gathered up a bunch of old (movies) he had laying around and played them over and over for the next year," Poulin wrote. "I have seen 'Black Hawk...
  • Prison In Russia To Install Sunbeds For Inmates

    11/10/2010 9:18:38 AM PST · by greatdefender · 7 replies
    Thaindian News ^ | November 10, 2010 | Meena Kar
    Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of Russia’s notorious prison, Butyrka, said that it was ready to improve the living conditions of the inmates with the help of some new facilities that included sunbeds. The head of the prison, Sergei Telyatnikov told the media on Tuesday that the prison was also considering several new medical facilities as well. He revealed that the sunbeds will be installed for medical purposes and he is expecting them to be installed by the end of the year. According to the prison head the inmates will also have access to ultrasound technologies to check up...
  • Forty-six 'dangerous' terrorists go free from jail

    11/07/2010 8:00:20 PM PST · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/7/10 | James Kirkup
    The Daily Telegraph has learnt that concern over the release of a “significant” number of Islamic extremists has driven ministers to draw up rules for their supervision. Probation officers have been issued with a “menu” of restrictions that can be placed on terrorists freed on licence. The curbs are understood to include orders to have contact with only Government-approved imams, not to visit certain mosques, not to associate with anyone with a criminal record and not to use computers. According to Ministry of Justice figures, at least 20 convicted terrorists have been freed from jail this year after completing their...
  • STIGLITZ: We Have To Throw Bankers In Jail Or The Economy Won't Recover

    11/04/2010 6:32:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    STIGLITZ: We Have To Throw Bankers In Jail Or The Economy Won't Recover George Washington, Washington's Blog | Nov. 4, 2010, 7:57 AM As economists such as William Black and James Galbraith have repeatedly said, we cannot solve the economic crisis unless we throw the criminals who committed fraud in jail. And Nobel prize winning economist George Akerlof has demonstrated that failure to punish white collar criminals – and instead bailing them out- creates incentives for more economic crimes and further destruction of the economy in the future. See this, this and this. Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz just...
  • [South Texas Dem] Lawmaker found guilty of tampering, perjury

    10/27/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    statesman.com ^ | October 27, 2010 | Steven Kreytak
    A Travis County jury today found South Texas lawmaker Kino Flores guilty of multiple counts of tampering with a governmental record and perjury in connection with omissions Flores made on financial disclosure forms required to be filed by state elected officials. Flores, a 14-year state representative, was convicted of five counts of misdemeanor tampering with a governmental record, four counts of felony tampering with a governmental record and two counts of misdemeanor perjury. He faces up to two years in a state jail and a $10,000 fine on each of the felony counts. Any state jail time assessed for each...
  • From Lockers to Lockup (Should bullies serve jail time?)

    10/06/2010 11:15:19 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/04/10 | Jessica Bennett
    It started with rumors, a love triangle, and a dirty look in a high-school bathroom. Soon jokes about an "Irish slut" cropped up on Facebook, and a girl’s face was scribbled out of a class photo hanging up at school. One day, in the cafeteria, another girl marched in, pointed at her, and shouted "stay away from other people’s men." A week later, as the girl walked home, a car full of students crept close. One kid hurled a crumpled soda can out the window, followed closely by shrieks of "whore!" If your children had behaved like this, how would...
  • Greece threatens to jail striking truckers

    10/01/2010 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Business Week ^ | 30 September 2010
    Greece's Socialist government is threatening to jail striking truck drivers who have defied an emergency order to return to work in a showdown over austerity reforms in the crisis-hit country. A legal amendment being debated in parliament would see drivers who refuse to return to work stripped of their licenses and facing prison sentences of up to three years. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the proposal later Thursday. Truck drivers have been striking since Sept. 13, opposing plans to overhaul licensing rules as part of measures Greece agreed to in order to receive international rescue loans and avoid bankruptcy....
  • Coates: Obama appointee told me to stop pursuing race-neutral enforcement of Voting Rights Act

    09/24/2010 8:14:29 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | Ed MORRISSEY
    PJTV is broadcasting the testimony of Christopher Coates to the Civil Rights Commission live this morning, but they already have his opening statement available in PDF format at Pajamas Media. It contains at least one bombshell, which is that Obama appointee Loretta King ordered Coates to stop asking applicants whether they supported race-neutral enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The question became necessary because of resistance in the Civil Rights division from career attorneys to enforce the law when it resulted in African-American defendants rather than victims, an attitude that Coates first encountered in the Bush era:
  • Washington state: Muslim inmates suing jail, saying they're prevented from practicing their religion

    09/23/2010 8:15:02 PM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | September 23, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    Washington state: Muslim inmates suing jail, saying they're prevented from practicing their religion Yet a prosecutor says that "the jail offers Muslims meals without pork and allows them to pray together and perform ritual cleansing." So possibly this is an attempt to gain special status and special privileges for Muslim inmates in this jail. "Muslim inmates suing Pierce County Jail," from AP, September 23 (thanks to Twostellas): TACOMA, Wash. -- Two Muslim inmates from the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma are suing, claiming they are banned from practicing their religion. The lawsuit was filed this week with the help of...
  • Singer George Michael placed in solitary confinement for his own safety

    09/15/2010 5:31:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2010 | Sara Nathan and Ben Todd
    George Michael had been placed in solitary confinement for his own safety last night - despite prisoners cheering at his arrival. The multi-millionaire was in a high-risk unit at Pentonville Prison, North London, and will soon be moved to another jail, the Daily Mail has learned. He was sentenced to eight weeks on Tuesday for crashing his car while high on cannabis. It is expected he will spend only four weeks in custody. Prison governors decided it was too risky to put the singer in with the general prison population. Although they want to move him to another prison, they...
  • Mother of Four Jailed for Child's Non-Participation at School Play

    09/11/2010 8:32:15 PM PDT · by 0beron · 30 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/08/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: The comments beneath this article point out that the treatment of non-Christians, such as Muslims, is unequal when it comes to similar objections from parents. Muslims who object to their daughters participating in school events like swimming and sex education are not held to the same rule of law as are Christians. Salzkotten [kath.net/idea] A Russian-German Christian must go to to jail, because she kept one of her children from a School event and had not paid the outstanding fee for it. The mother of four children was brought from Salzkotten by Paderborn to the Bielfield Correctional Facility. They...
  • This Week In California… Mysterious Non-Profit Funds Condom Dispensers for San Francisco Jail

    09/08/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 1 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 8, 2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    In order to promote safe-sex, the University of California San Francisco and an unnamed Southern California non-profit have joined forces and funded grants for the installation of 16 condom dispenser for inmates in the San Bruno jail. While sex among inmates is illegal, the desire to promote a safe sex program (started in 1989) and “save lives” is more important to those involved, than the legality of the consummate issue at hand. “It may be controversial,” Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the The San Francisco Chronicle, “but I think the larger health education message is important.”
  • Jihad comes to the Bronx......... (acted independently ?YEAH RIGHT !!Heard that one before)

    05/22/2009 8:16:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 926+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 22nd, 2009 | Fern Sidman
    Is it possible that the Bronx Four operated alone, without any connection to foreign terrorists. In an elaborate sting operation, four African-American Muslim men were arrested Wednesday night in New York City for attempting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and for conspiring to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, NY. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were friends who had met while serving time in prison and it was there that they converted to Islam. The bombs in their possession were fake; supplied to them by an FBI informant...
  • Judge Postponse Snipes' Stint in Jail

    08/24/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT · by DustyMoment · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WENN ^ | 08/14/10 | WENN
    Snipes' prison sentence postponedWENN, August 24, 2010 Wesley Snipes has been spared jail for now; he's been granted a postponement ahead of his looming prison term. "The Blade" star lost an appeal against his three-year jail sentence in July, after a 2008 trial found him guilty of willful failure to file his income tax returns to the U.S. government. He was due to surrender to authorities to begin his stint behind bars on September 2 but on Monday a U.S. District Court judge granted him an emergency stay, according to Variety.com. A new date for Snipes' surrender will not be...
  • Man To 911: I Need Ride To Liquor Store

    08/04/2010 10:31:43 AM PDT · by inflorida · 17 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | August 3, 2010
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County man was arrested after police said he called 911 to ask for a ride to the liquor store.Police said 57-year-old George McMurrain had already called 911 twice Saturday night when he called to ask for a ride to buy alcohol.That's when an officer went to the Budget Inn on Anastasia Boulevard to arrest McMurrain.Dispatcher: This is 911. Suspect: I need a, I need a -- a ride. Dispatcher: You need a ride? Suspect: Yes, to the liquor store. Dispatcher: Um. Suspect: Sheriff said she'd give me a ride.
  • Top US lawmaker: Afghan war leakers belong in jail (senior Republican, Senate Intel. Cmte, Kit Bond)

    07/26/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A top US lawmaker on Monday blasted the source of a huge cache of leaked military documents on the Afghan war and said such leakers belong in the "orange jump suits" of jailed criminals. "It is shocking that any American, much less someone in the Pentagon, would betray his country and possibly put our soldiers at risk by leaking information on the ongoing war in Afghanistan," said the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kit Bond. "The damage to our national security caused by leaks like this won't stop until we see more perpetrators in orange...
  • Cost to jail illegal immigrants stirs debate in county(MN)

    07/25/2010 8:06:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies · 1+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 7-25-10 | david peterson
    An attempt in Scott County to tally up the price of illegal immigrants who break the law is being both praised and panned. In response to inquiries from two county commissioners who face reelection challenges this year, County Attorney Pat Ciliberto told the County Board not long ago that it costs a fortune. University of Minnesota immigration expert Katherine Fennelly said the county's top prosecutor is "creating lots of smoke where there's no fire."
  • Former Congressman Duped by Nigerian Scams (Mezvinsky, Chelsea's New Pop Was in Jail!)

    07/25/2010 1:54:45 AM PDT · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | December 8, 2006 | Unknown
    If reports are true that Chelsea Clinton and her boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky are considering marriage, the father of the groom won't be able to attend the wedding until he is released from prison in November 2008. Ed Mezvinsky, a former Democratic Congressman from Iowa, is serving a seven-year sentence for fraud after getting caught up in a series of Nigerian e-mail scams. Initially, Mezvinsky became the victim of "just about every different kind of African-based scam we've ever seen," federal prosecutor Bob Zauzmer told 20/20 for a report to be broadcast this evening.
  • Escaping the Great White Jail; Perils of a Presidential Vacation

    07/16/2010 4:57:53 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 11 replies
    http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/ ^ | July 16, 2010 | 7:11 PM ET
    Every president needs to escape what former President Harry Truman called the "great white jail" and what former President Andrew Jackson referred to as "dignified slavery." But for President Obama and some of his more recent predecessors, getting out of the White House has come at a cost. The on-going BP oil spill and unemployment numbers that are still at 9.5%, have made Obama and his vacations a target. The crisis in the Gulf has dogged Mr. Obama during two long weekend trips away from Washington - one to Asheville, N.C., and another back to his Chicago home for Memorial...
  • Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats

    07/15/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Associated Press/One News Now ^ | July 15, 2010 | CIARAN GILES
    Rats and diseases infested Cuban prison cells so badly that some inmates tried to kill themselves and other did themselves harm, according to freed political prisoners who spoke Thursday in Spain. Those who spoke were among 11 political prisoners released this week and flown to Spain to start new lives. At a press conference in Madrid, they painted a squalid picture of the prison conditions they had endured. "The hygiene and health situations in prisons throughout the island of Cuba are not terrible, they are worse than terrible," freed dissident Julio Cesar Galvez said. "We had to live with rats...
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies
    KVIA.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • La. ACLU: Prisoners confined in 'squirrel cages'

    07/08/2010 11:52:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jul 8
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A civil liberties group says a Louisiana jail humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny cells more narrow than a dog's cage.....
  • 60 Percent Of Henn. Co. Jail Inmates Test Positive For Drugs (MN)

    06/28/2010 8:36:45 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 6-28-10 | Liz O'Connell
    More than 60 percent of all arrestees booked into the Hennepin County jail tested positive for drug use, according to a federal study. The Hennepin County jail is one of ten sites nationwide where an annual federal study measures drug use among arrestees within 48 hours of arrest. According to the data, the most commonly detected drug at the time of arrest is marijuana, followed by cocaine, opiates, oxycodone, and methamphetamine.
  • Soros’s Oil Spill Payoff

    06/22/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 22, 2010 | Tait Trussell
    Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators. Could this be merely a happy coincidence for...
  • Learning from the Del Taco Murders

    06/21/2010 9:57:48 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 20, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On Memorial Day, 2010, Joran Van der Sloot murdered a young woman in a Peru hotel (no “alleged” needed in this case; he confessed). And as the whole world knows, the grisly crime occurred exactly five years after he killed the even younger Natalee Holloway on a beach in Aruba. Anchormen, commentators, and regular folks at the water cooler are talking about how avoidable this all was. If only the Aruba police and prosecutors had done their jobs better, five years ago… or if only the many private investigators and researchers had dug up some hard evidence in the intervening...
  • Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here

    06/10/2010 9:24:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 505 replies · 10,229+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/10/10 | Joe Kouvacs
    A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State. Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, now teaches English at Western Kentucky University. "There is no birth certificate," said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. "It's like an open secret. There isn't one....
  • Judge issues warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest

    05/20/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies · 1,948+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 05/20/10 | Staff
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A judge has issued a warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest after the actress missed a mandatory hearing Thursday. Bail was set at $100,000.