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  • Former Obama fundraiser Rezko gets 10-year sentence (Obama is "saddened" for his buddy)

    11/22/2011 3:22:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/22/2011 | Andrew Stern
    A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former Chicago fundraiser for President Barack Obama, to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. Rezko's conviction was among a slew of guilty pleas that led to the conviction in two trials of former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and several of his aides. A Syrian immigrant who earned millions in the real estate and restaurant businesses, Rezko has been imprisoned since his 2008 conviction on 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts. "Enough is enough. Corruption in Illinois has to stop," U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve in handing...
  • Sandusky's lawyer expects more charges (possible jail time. New out-of-county judge named)

    11/22/2011 3:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/22/11
    Sandusky's lawyer expects more chargesUpdated Nov 22, 2011 2:53 PM ET The preliminary hearing of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky was pushed back Tuesday, while his attorney expressed concern about possible new charges and jail time for the former Penn State assistant coach. Sandusky, who is charged in a 40-count indictment of sexually assaulting eight boys over a period of 15 years, will appear in court Dec. 13. The 67-year-old former Penn State defensive coordinator was initially scheduled to appear before a judge Nov. 9, but that was moved to Dec. 7 earlier this month. News of the delay came...
  • Former Penn State coach (Sandusky) out of jail on $100,000 bond

    11/10/2011 5:11:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS 19 TV ^ | 10/07/11 | Melissa Daigle
    Former Penn State coach out of jail on $100,000 bondUpdated: Nov 07, 2011 11:49 AM EST By Melissa Daigle (CBS/CNN) - A former Penn State football coach is out of jail on $100,000 bond. Police arrested Jerry Sandusky over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting eight underage boys over a 15-year period. Head coach Joe Paterno says he was told in 2002 about an alleged inappropriate incident involving Sandusky at a Penn State locker room shower. Paterno alerted the school's athletic director. That athletic director and another school employee stepped down late Sunday night.
  • Conrad Murray placed on suicide watch at jail

    11/08/2011 5:16:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/07/11
    Conrad Murray placed on suicide watch at jailNovember 7, 2011 | 9:27 pm Dr. Conrad Murray was placed on suicide watch at the L.A. County Jail on Monday, hours after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death and being taken into custody. Immediately after the verdict, Murray was placed in handcuffs at the direction of the judge, to remain behind bars pending his Nov. 29 sentencing.
  • Lindsay Lohan Serves Just Hours of 30-Day Jail Sentence (5 HOURS?!)

    11/07/2011 8:05:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | FoxNews
  • Antique firearms collector with more than 140 guns is jailed for two years for owning four air(UK)

    11/07/2011 3:34:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6 November, 2011 | NA
    An antiques firearms collector was jailed for two years after he was found to have four air rifles and ammunition without the correct licences. When police raided Karl Blennerhassett's luxury flat in Up Holland, West Lancashire, they found more than 140 guns, including racks of rifles and revolvers, a court heard. Expert examination found that the vast majority were classed as antiques and legally owned but it was the other items which landed him behind bars. Liverpool Crown Court heard that Blennerhassett, who works for his father's tarmacking business, had previously held a firearms certificate. However, it was revoked in...
  • George Soros Trader Involved in Bankrupt Firm Tied to Obama

    11/03/2011 7:38:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 2, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>A major figure in liberal Democrat Jon Corzine’s bankrupt firm, MF Global, used to work for hedge fund operator and Democratic Party financial patron George Soros. MF Global Holdings Ltd., now under FBI investigation, had hired Munir Javeri as Global Head of Trading.</p>
  • You Won't Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis

    10/12/2011 7:40:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got worked up when asked about the Occupy Wall Street protests at last night's Bloomberg-Washington Post debate. Gingrich first sought to tie the protests to "left-wing agitators" before calling for the firing of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. He then doubled down, calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail, not anyone on Wall Street. Asked if he actually meant for them to do prison time, Gingrich said he did, alluding to past ethical scandals. Watch the video below: CLICK ABOVE LINK...
  • School District Shenanigans: Seeking a Better Education Means Jail Time for Parents

    10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2011 | Jim Yardley
    It's truly amazing how often we can read news reports or see stories on the televised news and not be stunned by the apparent inability of the media to recognize irony when it walks up and calmly smacks them in the face.As a case in point, the Wall Street Journal, in an article titled "The Latest Crime Wave: Sending Your Child to a Better School," explores the growing effort of parents whose children are relegated to inferior schools and who therefore do what bureaucrats find criminal -- they attempt to slip their kids into a superior school even if...
  • Auto Owners Beware -- D.C. Cops Throw Drivers in Jail for Expired Tags, AAA Cries Foul

    10/06/2011 4:32:07 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | Judson Berger
    According to AAA, the arresting officer informed her the children would have to go to social services if she couldn't find someone to watch them while she was driven to jail. The mother, though, was able to convince a teacher to watch the children.
  • Solyndra: Illustrating a Recovery Act Supply Chain (FLASHBACK)

    09/09/2011 11:40:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The White House.gov ^ | May 26, 2010 | Matt Rogers
    President Obama is in Fremont, California today to visit Solyndra, Inc, an innovative solar panel manufacturer that is building a new facility with funding made possible by the Recovery Act. The direct benefits of this investment are easy to see. The plant expansion now underway has already enabled the creation of over 3,000 construction-related jobs and Solyndra estimates that the new factory could create as many as 1,000 long-term jobs in operations and supply. Likewise, a formerly empty field will soon be home to a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that produces clean energy products that can be exported to the world....
  • Former Playboy Playmate Shoots Husband, Feeds Him Plastic Baggie, Goes to Jail

    09/09/2011 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies · 1+ views
    LAist ^ | 9/07/11 | Lauren Lloyd
    Former Playboy Playmate Shoots Husband, Feeds Him Plastic Baggie, Goes to JailBy Lauren Lloyd in News on September 7, 2011 4:20 PM Victoria Rathgeb, also and probably better known as Angela Dorian, pleaded no contest today to attempted voluntary manslaughter. The 1968 Playboy Playmate of the Year shot and wounded her husband in their Hollywood apartment complex in October 2010. **SNIP** The 66-year-old vicious vixen has been sentenced to nine years in jail by L.A. Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson. Her husband of 25 years, Bruce, has since recovered from the incident. It went down like this. Bruce left the...
  • Obama uncle out of Mass. jail, whereabouts unclear

    09/09/2011 5:41:12 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-9-11 | ap
    BOSTON—Officials say President Barack Obama's uncle has been released from a Massachusetts jail two weeks after being arrested on a drunken driving charge. Onyango Obama was detained by federal immigration officials for allegedly violating an order to return to his native Kenya. Federal officials would not say why he was released Thursday or where he went. People who live in the same Framingham home as him and workers at a liquor store where he was a valued employee tell The Boston Globe ( http://bo.st/oOo4sY) they don't know where Obama is. His lawyers were unavailable for comment. Onyango Obama is the...
  • Mugshot: Obama's Uncle Omar in jail

    08/29/2011 11:39:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 3+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 8-29-11 | Kerry Picket
    The Framingham Police Department in Massachusetts just released Onyango Obama's mugshot photo to The Washington Times Water Cooler. Mr. Obama, President Obama's uncle, was arrested by Framingham police last week and charged with a DUI. He is being held by ICE authorities, as he is an illegal immigrant from Kenya.
  • Teacher Gets Jail. Probation

    08/25/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Froggie · 43 replies
    Sauk Valley News ^ | 8/25/2011 | Tara Becker
    MORRISON – The state Board of Education is awaiting court paperwork before suspending the license of a former Fulton High School English teacher convicted this week of having sex with a 16-year-old boy. Nicole R. Letcher, 26, of Fulton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to 6 months in jail – half of which she’s already served – and 4 years of probation. She also must register as a sex offender. As part of her plea agreement, Whiteside County prosecutors dropped three other sexual abuse charges. By state law, an aggravated criminal...
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.</p>
  • Mystery prisoner has Utah jail authorities stumped

    07/25/2011 9:38:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut · 231 replies
    Reuters ^ | James Nelson
    - A mystery man arrested on minor charges more than three weeks ago remains behind bars in Utah while law enforcement officials try to determine his true identity, which he refuses to reveal. "This is really a strange case," said Lt. Dennis Harris with the Utah County Sheriff's Office. "He just doesn't want to be found." The unidentified man, who has graying hair, a light beard and is believed to be in his 60's, was arrested on July 1 for trespassing in a parking garage. He was booked into jail on three misdemeanor charges and has thwarted any chance of...
  • 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...