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  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

    07/08/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),...
  • Is being good-looking a 'get out of jail free' card?

    07/04/2014 6:06:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/03/2014 | Natasha Devon
    There’s something about this time of year. Perhaps it’s because MPs and school children are gearing up for their holidays, or incessant televised sporting events give a sort of generalised carnival-type feel, or simply the fact that it’s so uncharacteristically hot – but current affairs always goes a little bit bonks in summer. Some of the news items they manage to dig up during this season defy belief. And winner of "most fist-munchingly ridiculous story" must this year be awarded to the ongoing saga of Jeremy Meeks. For those unfamiliar, Meeks is an American man recently arrested in relation to...
  • Government to Doctors: Mention Illegal Aliens' Diseases, Go to Jail (Hussein knows)

    07/02/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/02/14 | Selwyn Duke
    It appears that our government is working hard for the citizens. Unfortunately, they’re not the citizens of the United States. Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports shocking allegations that a government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest medical personnel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, if they reveal information about the rampant disease among the illegal migrants at the facility. Nonetheless, several of these workers have decided to come forward, fearing the contagion risk posed to Americans. Starnes has kept their identities secret, as they could be subject to persecution.
  • Utah man sentenced to jail for seat-saving assault at a Mormon church

    06/30/2014 10:18:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | Jessica Miller
    Ogden • A Plain City man accused of beating a fellow churchgoer last year at a Mormon baby blessing and mission farewell was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail. Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty last month in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to one count of class B misdemeanor assault. One charge of felony aggravated assault was dismissed, according to court records. Judge W. Brent West ordered Dodge to complete an anger management class as part of a 12-month probation. The judge also ordered Dodge to pay a $550 fine and have no contact with the victim. Dodge, who faced...
  • City Jails Ignored Safeguards to Save Suicidal Inmates

    06/27/2014 1:46:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/27/14
    In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was “thinking about killing himself.” Another inmate hanged himself with a bedsheet from an air vent in a solitary-confinement cell after repeatedly telling guards he was suicidal.
  • Veterans Call for Mexican Boycott Over Jailed American Marine

    06/26/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/26/2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    A veterans organization has called on Americans to boycott Mexican products and vacations until jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is freed, The Washington Times reported. Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Florida, has been held in a Mexican jail for nearly three months after he crossed the border carrying three firearms not registered in the country. Now the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation’s oldest and largest veterans group, is demanding his safe return while urging a boycott until his release. "This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with...
  • Lawmakers Visit Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi in Mexico, Hopeful of Release in ‘Near Future’

    06/24/2014 9:44:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the chairman of the panel’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere traveled across the border to Tecate, Mexico, over the weekend to visit with Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.The reservist who served two combat tours in Afghanistan was arrested at the San Ysidro border crossing the night of March 31 and is currently being held in the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico, for bringing guns into the country. Tahmooressi reportedly had a rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber pistol and more than 400 rounds of ammunition in his truck.“The Committee has...
  • Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison

    06/22/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2014 | Daniel Genis
    When it comes to food, convicts are ingenious. Dried pasta and canned goods are prepared with nothing more than a pair of nail clippers.In prison, food takes on a significance that’s nearly unimaginable in the outside world. Sometimes it’s a scarce resource that confers power; everywhere it’s a status symbol and a form of currency. Cooking behind bars, was one of the few kinds of freedom us convicts could enjoy. On the flip side, food symbolizes a rigid social order. It doesn’t matter what kinds of friends you had on the outside, in lockup you don’t eat with other races....
  • Marine jailed in Mexico: Everything they did to me was out of anger, like 'Screw you, buddy!'

    06/13/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," June 9, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. (BEGIN AUDIO FEED) SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI, US MARINE JAILED IN MEXICO (VIA PHONE): Please, get me out of here.(END AUDIO FEED)KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, 'ON THE RECORD' GUEST HOST: Well, that's a plea from a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi now behind bars for more than two months since making a wrong turn at the border. He spoke exclusively with Greta.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: What brought you out to California, at...
  • The Democrats’ Precedent for Jailing Lois Lerner

    05/08/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 8, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    I consider Ken Starr’s finest achievement was getting so many Democrats on board to abolish the independent counsel, an unaccountable and therefore unconstitutional office that the Supreme Court mistakenly upheld way back in the 1980s in Morrison v. Olson. Starr’s genius was in revealing to Democrats that independent counsel investigations could target and harass Democratic presidents just as much as Republicans. And that was no fun. Likewise I’m enjoying the Democrats sputtering now against Darrell Issa’s determination to hold Lois Lerner accountable for her clearly political targeting of conservative groups while she was at the IRS, because as with the...
  • Cops: Full-Body Scanner Trips Up Inmate Who Sought To Smuggle Phone Into Louisiana Jail

    05/08/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 05-08-2014 | Staff
    A Louisiana inmate who sought to smuggle a cell phone into a new jail was thwarted last week when a full-body scanner revealed that the device was nestled in the man’s rectum, police report. While being processed into the Shreveport jail last Wednesday, Anthony Alvey, 22, was required to twice pass through a scanner (which has been used by jailers for the past year). The scans showed a “dark unidentified object” inside Alvey, according to a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office report. Alvey, who was also subjected to a pair of strip searches, subsequently “admitted that he had a cell phone...
  • BREAKING: New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress (Video)

    05/05/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Catherine Herridge on FOX News broke this story Monday morning… New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress The materials provided to Congress were more heavily blocked out than the documents provided to Judicial Watch by a federal court
  • Goldman’s sister wrote to O.J. Simpson in jail

    05/05/2014 4:04:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-5-14 | Susannah Cahalan
    Seventeen years after her brother Ron’s brutal murder, Kim Goldman wrote to O.J. Simpson in jail. “I’m sure it’s really weird to be getting a letter but you’ve been on my mind recently,” Goldman, 42, wrote in 2011. “I realize our few interactions have not been great — but I am wondering if you would grant me a visitation, to let me get to know the real you.” It was a stunning act of forgiveness, and it was just that — an act. Her real goal was to savor the sight of the disgraced gridiron great humiliated in prison, she...
  • Inmates compete in Angola prison rodeo that this year turns 50

    04/26/2014 10:58:01 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-26-2014 | Associated Press
    ANGOLA, La. – They're often thrown like rag dolls or risk being gored by bucking bulls and broncos. But in those few seconds in the spotlight of the rodeo, they are part of the world again. Some of Louisiana's most violent criminals are the stars of the Angola Prison Rodeo, the nation's longest-running prison rodeo that this year celebrates 50 years. The event has grown from a small "fun" event for prisoners into big business, with proceeds going into the Louisiana State Penitentiary Inmate Welfare Fund for inmate education and recreational supplies.
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • Brazen Bull: They’re from the government, and they’re here to hurt (Homeless vet roasted)

    04/20/2014 11:06:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    New York City has roasted a man to death. Jerome Murdough, like a very large share of New York City’s homeless, was mentally ill. According to his family, he suffered from both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, along with what his mother gently describes as “beer problems.” He was a former Marine who was in and out of homeless shelters, hospitals, and the occasional jail cell, with eleven misdemeanor convictions for trespassing, public drinking, drug possession, and the like. During what was an unusually bitter winter in New York, Mr. Murdough sought shelter in an unsecured stairwell in a Harlem housing...
  • BREAKING: House Ways and Means Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges

    04/09/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution. Although the details about exactly what charges will be have not yet been released, lawmakers are arguing Lerner has not been truthful with Congress or the IRS inspector general and leaked confidential tax information. Last time a referral like this happened, it was to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, who was pursued by the Department of Justice for lying to Congress but was exonerated in court....
  • Relentless jail-cell farting leads to assault, racial slur

    02/14/2014 5:21:18 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-13-14 | Emily Welker
    FARGO -- A Cass County jail inmate faces a felony assault charge for allegedly knocking another inmate unconscious, a scuffle that was reportedly prompted by repeated farting and a racial slur. Court documents filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court allege the incident happened Monday during a confrontation at the jail's medium security unit between inmates Ahmed Nur Adan, 27, of Fargo, and Timothy Lowseth, 26, of West Fargo. According to an arrest synopsis from the Cass County Sheriff's Department, Adan and Lowseth were talking next to cell 104, when Adan suddenly punched out Lowseth, knocking him to the ground...
  • De Blasio called cops to spare pal from jail (busted friend had outstanding warrants)

    02/11/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Mayor de Blasio made a call to a top NYPD spokeswoman about the arrest of a pal who was key to helping him in the black vote last year – and the guy was spared a night in jail. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, pastor of New Hope Christian church in Queens, was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for making a left turn without signaling, according to the Wall Street Journal. When cops ran his license, they found two warrants issued on Jan. 16 for failing to appear in court for prior protest arrests. He was arrested...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

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

    01/12/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 136 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 1/3/2014 | Fox 26
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Clifford Hall says he's more than happy to pay child support for his 11-year-old son. "I'm his father it's my responsibility to take care of him," Hall says. But Hall says when the amount of child support was modified no one told him. "I discovered for some reason his employer was withholding a large amount some weeks a small amount some weeks a zero amount some weeks," says Hall's attorney Tyesha Elam. "I didn't want to go to jail basically," Hall says. So Hall quickly paid almost 3 grand in back child support.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Don’t call it Obamacare

    01/09/2014 11:18:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi corrected a reporter Thursday who called Democrats’ health care law “Obamacare.” “First of all, it’s called the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ ” the California Democrat said after a reporter asked about House GOP efforts to try to tweak the law. Democrats, who just a couple of years ago were happy to call President Obama’s signature achievement Obamacare,...
  • 7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama

    01/05/2014 8:40:27 AM PST · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2014 | Caitlin Dickson
    We may be entering President Obama’s sixth year as president, but there is still a swath of the population that believes he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and a large portion of the U.S. House of Representatives that believes it could impeach Obama on those and other grounds. While the Democratic-led U.S. Senate stands ready to foil any impeachment attempt, Lord Christopher Monckton has a foolproof plan to lock up not only Obama but any public official who believes Obama is qualified for the presidency. Step 1: “Stop being panty-waists,” writes the World Net Daily columnist and adviser to...
  • WWII Vet Jailed for Not Being Able to Afford Repairs to His Business

    01/04/2014 2:56:18 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran was thrown in jail for not being able to afford repairs to his business. Kenneth Knudson’s jewelry store was deemed a public hazard zone and in need up updates. The city of Horton, Kansas offered to do the repair work for $10,000 dollars and apply it to his taxes. Knudson, whose jewelry store business is already struggling, said that was too expensive. On December 23, he appeared in court and told a judge he did not have the money. The judge then fined Knudson $100 dollars and put him in jail for one night.
  • Woman, Just Out Of Prison, Arrested For 397th Time

    12/21/2013 6:48:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    (STMW) – Last month on the train ride home from prison, Shermaine Miles said she was done with booze — done with the old life of petty crime, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Old habits apparently die hard. The woman who has racked up a near-record 396 arrests picked up one more this week when she was hauled off an Edgewater street for a host of alleged offenses, including misdemeanor battery, theft, reckless conduct and drinking in public. Miles, 52, was due to appear at the George Leighton courthouse at 26th and California Friday, police said. “It’s sad,” remarked Ald....
  • Alec Baldwin stalker found guilty: Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to 210 days in jail

    11/14/2013 8:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/14/2013 | SHAYNA JACOBS AND CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The obsessed French-Canadian actress who made Alec Baldwin’s life a living hell was found guilty Thursday of stalking and other charges. Genevieve Sabourin, who turned her trial into a circus when she heckled Baldwin and his wife Hilaria on the stand, stayed silent and looked glum as the judge declared her guilty on all counts — and gave her a piece of his mind. “You had no right to continue communications or pursue contact you knew to be unwanted and unwelcome,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum said. “Your relentless and escalating campaign of threats and in person appearances in...
  • Texas county adopts sweeping policy to protect LGBT inmates

    11/14/2013 2:43:52 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/2013 | Associated Press
    The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The new policy, which Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia's office believes to be one of the most comprehensive in the country, states "discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly prohibited," and outlines how such inmates will be searched, booked and housed, according to a copy of the policy...
  • TV pitchman pleads for mercy, jailed anyway (Kevin Trudeau)

    10/22/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/22/13
    CHICAGO — A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books. "There are no more assets to turn over, your honor," the 50-year-old Trudeau insisted during a 10-minute plea, at times...
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • Afghan minicab driver tied up his pregnant mistress and aborted......

    09/25/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Mail online ^ | Tom Gardner
    FULL TITLE: Afghan minicab driver tied up his pregnant mistress and aborted 19-week-old foetus using tablets he bought online An Afghani minicab driver who tied his pregnant mistress up then forced poisonous pills into her womb in order to abort his unwanted child has been jailed for six years. Ahmed Raofi, 29, became enraged when lover Irene Santos refused to terminate their unborn child, so he hatched a plan to kill the foetus without her consent. After hours of internet research, Raofi bought packets Misoprostol online and invited Ms Santos to his flat in Edgware, northwest London, on April 9,...
  • Rep Marino wants to jail administration Officials

    09/14/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 16 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 13th 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) is consulting with former prosecutors in the House and having statutes examined for ways for the House to indict administration officials in the IRS, Benghazi, reporter spying, NSA spying and other scandals in the Obama admnistration, because it's obvious that Eric Holder is not willing to punish offenders. Speaking during a radio interview on Wednesday, Marino said that he is investigating ways in which the House can file criminal and civil charges against members of the administration, "up to and including the president."
  • Clinton: Syria relinquishing chemical weapons would be 'important step'

    09/09/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | By Michael O'Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News
    If Syria were to surrender its chemical weapons to international control, it would be "an important step" toward avoiding military consequences, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. Following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Clinton suggested that the situation in Syria was "fluid," nodding to an offer by Russian diplomats to organize the handover of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons to an international governing body. “If the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control, as was suggested by Secretary Kerry and the Russians, that would be an important step. But this cannot be another excuse for delay...
  • Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

    09/04/2013 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 4, 2013
    Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. "It's under consideration," said a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "If and how (it would be done) are both questions being discussed," the official told AFP.
  • David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'

    08/19/2013 4:37:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/19/13 | Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro
    David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a "total abuse of power" for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act. In his first interview since returning to his home in Rio de Janeiro early on Monday, Miranda said the authorities in the UK had pandered to the US in trying to intimidate him and force him to reveal the passwords to his computer and mobile phone. "They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be...
  • ~Incarcerated Beauty~

    08/02/2013 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More/video at Reaganite Republican... _______________________________________________ Inspiration via esteemed FReeper Ken5050 !
  • Anybody want to go to jail? Student Left in DEA Cell for Four Days to Get $4 Million

    07/31/2013 2:11:42 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/31/13
    The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left in a windowless holding cell for four days without food or water. He says he drank his own urine to stay alive. The people familiar with the case spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the settlement before it is officially announced. His attorney filed a $20 million claim against the government...
  • If The Supreme Court Doesn't Intervene, California Will Be Forced To Release Nearly 10,000 Inmates

    07/11/2013 8:25:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2013 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is making one final bid to delay a federal court order requiring the state to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year's end to improve conditions in California prisons. The administration on Wednesday asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to delay the order forcing the state to immediately take steps to further reduce its prison population. If he refuses to intervene, the state has said it will begin freeing inmates to comply with the lower court order, which is intended to improve care for sick and mentally ill inmates. Kennedy oversees appeals from...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

    06/26/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    RT ^ | 6/26/13 | staff
    Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial. According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from "mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism. In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be...
  • Two maids get 10 years, 1,000 lashes for sorcery

    05/30/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Emirates24/7 ^ | 5/20/13
    Asians were accused of practicing witchcraft on their employersA Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday. Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who searched the two houses...
  • Criminality Appears To Lie at the Heart of the IRS Scandal

    05/23/2013 4:19:57 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    New York Sun ^ | May 23, 2013 | Lawrence Kudlow
    When you get right down to it,the political targeting and stalling of tax-exempt applications by the IRS was an effort to defund the Tea Party. Rick Santelli,one of the Tea Party founders and my CNBC colleague,was the first to make this point. I’ve taken it a step further: The IRS was taking the Tea Party out of play for the 2012 election,as it looked to avoid a repeat of 2010 and another Tea Party landslide.… But there can be only one reason for the stalled-out approval process for conservative groups. The IRS was trying to put them out of business....
  • Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced ........ to trade kids for cash.

    05/23/2013 4:53:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    INTELLIHUB ^ | Emily Smith
    FULL TITLE: Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash. n the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state. Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for accidentally bottoming out his mother’s car. According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over 5,000 young men and women were unjustly sentenced to prison and denied their constitutional rights. Many of...
  • DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed

    05/20/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department’s secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News. David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at office in Washington that had been shut down six years ago. The phone lines at four other offices – where 100 reporters worked — were also covered by the subpoenas,...
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Happy "Voluntary Donations to the Government" Day from Senator Harry Reid!

    04/17/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | Senator Harry Reid
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  • Scandal-plagued IRS official will give speech, receive award at college commencement

    05/15/2013 6:54:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    Lois Lerner, the IRS official now at the center of a scandal involving tax agents who selectively targeted conservative groups, is scheduled to receive an award and give the commencement address at Western New England University School of Law. A spokesperson for the school said the university was aware of the controversy, but would still honor Lerner, who directs the agency’s exempt organizations division. “Our plans have not changed at this time,” said David Stawasz, a spokesperson for the university, in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Ms. Werner has apologized for the actions of certain IRS employees....
  • Rep. King: Holder, Vilsack Knew Pigford Claims Fraudulent

    05/02/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. "It is my sense they know what they are doing," King said on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "That's a heavy statement, but they knew what they were doing. They knew these were fraudulent claims." King said as he "watched the actions of the USDA" under Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and the Justice Department under Attorney...