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  • UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen

    03/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Mar 2014
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older...
  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    On March 20th, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq. Mansur was known to be a member of an Al Qaeda cell operating in the lieutenant’s area of operation and Army intelligence believed he organized an attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon in April 2008 which killed two U.S. soldiers and injured two more. Army intelligence ordered the release of Mansur and Lt. Behenna was ordered to return the terrorist to his home. During the return of Mansur, Lt. Behenna again...
  • Man Jailed For Overdue Library Book

    10/31/2013 5:18:55 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    TEXAS - Jory Enck is apparently a slow reader. About 3 years ago, he checked out a G.E.D study guide from a library in Copperas Cove. Last week police arrested him on a warrant for not returning library materials. The city ordinance was passed to crack down on delinquent readers.
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • Teen jailed for sarcastic remark beaten up in jail, now on suicide watch

    07/08/2013 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Robby Soave
    Grisly new details emerged in the story of the ongoing imprisonment of Justin Carter, who racked up months in jail for making sarcastic, violent threats after playing an online video game. Carter has been beaten up multiple times while in jail in Comal County, Texas, according to NPR. He is now on suicide watch. “This was his first incarceration, his first charge, and without getting into the really nasty details, he has had concussions, he has had black eyes,” said Jack Carter, Justin’s father, in a statement. Carter is one of two teenagers imprisoned for months for the crime of...
  • Islamic extremists who plotted to kill EDL members at rally are jailed for up to 19 years...

    06/10/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/13 | Amanda Williams
    Six Islamic extremists who planned to spark 'a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror' with an attack on an EDL rally have today been jailed for up to 19-and-a-half years. The Al Qaeda-inspired cell were plotting to attack an Armed Forces Day rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with weapons including nail bombs, machetes and sawn-off shotguns Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC told the men: 'How was it that you became involved in a crime of this gravity? 'At least part of the answer to that question must come in the tide of apparently freely available extremist material in which most of...
  • Mohammed Ilyas jailed at Worcester Crown Court for sex offences

    05/26/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    JAILED: Mohammed Ilyas A SEX offender has been jailed for five years after a judge warned no one would be surprised if he eventually committed rape. Mohammed Ilyas, who has a record for sex offences, was said to be a continual danger to women. Judge Robert Juckes QC, sitting at Worcester Crown Court, jailed the 34-year-old for five years and ordered that he be on licence for two and a half years on release. Ilyas, who was last living in a bail hostel in Ombersley Road, Worcester, was convicted in November last year of breaking the terms of a...
  • Amish men jailed over reflective triangle dispute

    01/14/2012 8:15:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 15 2012 | unknown
    A group of Amish men in western Kentucky have been jailed after refusing to put reflective triangles on the back of their horse-drawn carts. Jacob Gingerich was one of eight men sent to prison for a few days in September after ignoring state law that requires all slow-moving objects on the road to display reflective triangles. The group of Swartzentruber Amish men in rural Graves County, USA, refused to pay their fines and disobeyed orders from a judge, landing them in jail.
  • Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail ($250k cash)

    12/07/2011 4:30:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
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    Link only - Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail
  • Government fines jailed Border Patrol agent’s family

    11/10/2011 9:55:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/11/11 | Stephen Dinan
    After successfully winning a two-year prison sentence against U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr., the Justice Department is now trying to collect a $6,870 fine from his wife, saying it should be paid “immediately” — even though the judge signaled she would have a grace period. In a notice sent last week the Justice Department said the fines were imposed by the court that found Agent Diaz guilty and sentenced him to prison for improperly restraining a 15-year-old suspected of drug smuggling. “We strongly urge you to pay this debt immediate,” said the notice,
  • Jailed border agent's family warned of massive fine

    11/07/2011 11:01:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/7/11 | Bob Unruh
    'Notice of intent to offset' sent to home, even though Diaz is in federal custody The federal government has sent a collection notice to the family of a Border Patrol agent who was jailed and fined for pulling on the arms of a handcuffed suspect to get him to comply with orders, according to a charitable organization working on a defense for Jesus E. Diaz Jr. WND reported earlier on a call for Congress to hold hearings to uncover why U.S. law enforcement officers are being charged, prosecuted and sent to prison for apparently doing what their jobs require. That...
  • Napolitano: Jailed Illegals Will Get Phone Number to Report Civil Rights Violations

    10/26/2011 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/26/11 | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the House Judiciary Committee in written testimony submitted Wednesday that illegal aliens taken into custody by local law enforcement and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be given a phone number to call if they believe their civil rights have been violated. The phone number will be provided on a form that will include directions on how to file a complaint in six different languages. Napolitano told the committee that ICE has “updated its detainer form to clarify the
  • Palestinian Authority chooses mother of four jailed jihadist murderers to launch statehood campaign

    09/19/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/19/11 | Marisol
    That, of course, is not what the PA emphasized in this case, portraying her as a victim because she has a total of seven sons in Israeli prisons. For reasons the PA did not exactly intend, she indeed could not be a better symbolic choice to personify their bid for statehood, combining propaganda, deception, claiming victim status, and the evasion of accountability all in one package. "Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign,"by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, September 18: The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist...
  • Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy (orange-red triangle) safety signs

    09/14/2011 10:50:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/14/11 | Steve Robrahn
    Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy safety signsBy Steve Robrahn | Reuters – 15 hrs ago LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) - Eight members of a traditional Amish sect were behind bars on Tuesday after refusing to pay fines for failure to display orange-red safety triangles on their horse-drawn buggies. The eight were being held in the Graves County Jail, serving sentences ranging between three and 10 days for failing to pay the fines on religious grounds. Graves District Judge Deborah Hawkins ordered the men jailed Monday in Mayfield, about 200 miles from Louisville in western Kentucky. The defendants contend that...
  • Blogger jailed over critical restaurant review

    06/23/2011 11:42:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | 6/23/11 | Lin Liang-che
    OBJECTIVITY:The judge said the blogger should not have criticized the restaurant’s food as ‘too salty’ in general, because she had eaten dried noodles and two side dishesThe Taichung branch of Taiwan High Court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger who wrote that a restaurant’s beef noodles were too salty to 30 days in detention and two years of probation and ordered her to pay NT$200,000 in compensation to the restaurant. The blogger, surnamed Liu (劉), writes about a variety of topics — including food, health, interior design and lifestyle topics — and has received more than 60,000 hits on her Web...
  • Egypt: Mubarak's Top Security Official Jailed

    05/05/2011 3:40:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 5th 2011 | Staff
    An Egyptian court has convicted a top official in the former government of ex-President Hosni Mubarak of corruption. Former Interior Minister Habib al Adli was jailed for 12 years for money laundering and profiteering, a judicial source said. The court also fined al Adli Ł1.5m and ordered that his assets be seized. Many Egyptians have been closely watching the fate of one of the most hated members of the administration because of the brutality of his police force during the uprising that deposed the former President in February. Al Adli is also facing separate charges of killing pro-democracy protesters during...
  • Green River Killer is charged with 49th murder after missing woman's skull is found in ravine

    02/08/2011 4:47:57 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:24 PM on 8th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is facing his 49th murder charge for the death of a woman whose skull was found by teenagers in a ravine, 28 years after she went missing. Ridgway, 61, is already serving 48 consecutive life sentences after being jailed in 2003 for a strangling spree which terrorised Seattle and its northern suburbs in the early 1980s. He once said he killed so many women he could not keep track of them all. He had previously confessed to killing Rebecca 'Becky' Marrero, a 20-year-old mother and prostitute last seen when she left a motel in 1982.
  • Briton jailed for Daniel Pearl's murder is 'likely to be freed'

    01/20/2011 5:07:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/20/11 | Declan Walsh
    US investigators say concocted evidence was used to convict Omar Saeed Sheikh for killing of Wall Street Journal reporter A new investigation into the death of the American journalist Daniel Pearl says that the British jihadist jailed for his murder is likely to be released because Pakistani officials used tainted evidence. The report, by a collective of American investigative journalists, asserts that Pakistani prosecutors knowingly used perjured evidence to suggest that Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other men were in the room where the Wall Street Journal reporter was killed in 2002. American officials have found evidence based on "vein...
  • Two Swedes jailed for plotting Somalia attacks

    12/08/2010 7:36:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Local [Sweden] ^ | 12/8/10 | Staff
    Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin, members of the Islamist movement al-Shabaab, were sentenced by a Swedish court on Wednesday to four years in jail for "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia. "The prosecutor proved that the accused had taken it upon themselves and decided with the Somali islamist militia al-Shabaab to commit terrorist crimes in the form of suicide attacks," the court said.
  • Wis woman jailed for biting off husband's tongue

    12/07/2010 9:23:17 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-7-10 | ap
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman is accused of biting off her husband's tongue as he was giving her a good night kiss. Sheboygan (sheh-BOY'-gan) police say the man in his late 70s called authorities about 11 p.m. Monday, but was having trouble speaking. An ambulance was dispatched to the house. Sgt. Terry Meyer says the husband and wife were singing Christmas carols when paramedics arrived. Meyer says the woman, in her late 50s, threw a coffee cup at them.
  • Palestinian jailed for logging on to Facebook as 'God' to criticize Islam

    11/12/2010 8:17:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    haaretz ^ | 11/12/10
    QALQILIYA, West Bank (AP) – A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars - caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down. The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from this backwater West Bank town, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority - and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence. Residents of Qalqiliya say they had no idea that Walid Husayin...
  • Doctors Will be Fined or Jailed if they Put Patients First

    10/30/2010 12:18:30 PM PDT · by goldendays · 85 replies
    biggovernment.com/ ^ | 10/30/2010 | Dr. Elaina George
    Obamacare Endgame: Doctors Will be Fined or Jailed if they Put Patients First by Dr. Elaina George If Obamacare is completely implemented, doctors will no longer be practicing medicine. They will instead become the drones tasked with deciding who gets the meager healthcare crumbs doled out by the bureaucrats who have the ultimate power over patient life and death. Those who are deemed to have illnesses that require treatments which are not cost effective can expect a one way ticket to a hospice. Like so many bills passed by Congress, there was a hidden provision in the Stimulus bill passed...
  • Three jailed 20 years in foiled UK airliner bomb plot

    07/12/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    rueters ^ | 7/12/10 | Peter Griffiths
    (Reuters) - Three Britons recruited as suicide bombers in an al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in mid-air using liquid explosives were jailed for at least 20 years on Monday. The plot's ringleaders hoped to evade airport security by smuggling homemade bombs onto U.S.-bound flights using liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks. The case triggered a global clampdown on carrying liquids aboard planes which still affects millions of passengers worldwide.
  • Immigrant-rights activist Nativo Lopez jailed (eight felony counts alleging voter fraud)

    07/02/2010 6:13:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    OC Register ^ | 7/2/10 | Martin Wisckol
    Immigrant-rights activist and former Santa Ana schools trustee Nativo Lopez was jailed in Los Angeles Thursday after being indicted by the grand jury there for eight felony counts alleging voter fraud. Los Angeles arrest records show that he was booked into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, and is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail. Los Angeles District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said he faces a mental competency hearing on Aug. 6. The Mexican American Political Association, of which he is president, responded with a press release today. “Let it be known that he will be fasting in stance with...
  • US-Pakistanis jailed for video terror plot

    12/14/2009 8:46:28 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 5 replies · 293+ views
    AFP ^ | December 14, 2009 | Unattributed
    Excerpted Snips: ATLANTA, Georgia — A US judge sentenced two Pakistani-Americans to 17 and 13 years in prison for conspiring to support terror groups by videoing US landmarks and sending the tapes abroad. In the latest of a spate of cases that have raised fears that Islamic radicalization is gaining momentum in the United States, Judge William Duffey was scathing in his final remarks in the courtroom in Atlanta, Georgia. Sadequee's friend Syed Haris Ahmed, a former student at Georgia Tech University, was sentenced to 13 years for conspiring to provide material support for terrorism in the US. Duffey admonished...
  • Somali judge who jailed pirates, insurgents killed

    11/12/2009 10:53:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 786+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | Mohamed Olad Hassan - ap
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Gunmen have killed a top Somali judge who had sentenced many pirates and human traffickers to long jail terms, the security minister for northern Somalia said Thursday. Mohamed Said Samatar said three men were arrested Thursday over the killing of High Court Judge Mohamed Abdi Aware. In addition to jailing suspected pirates, Aware also recently jailed four members of Somalia's Islamic insurgency. Eyewitness Mohamud Dahir said masked men with pistols shot the judge in the head and chest several times as he left a mosque Wednesday evening in the port city of Bossaso. "These gangs hate him...
  • Former SEIU boss jailed, media yawns (Obama Union Ally Sentenced 25 Years for Child Molestation)

    09/18/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/09 | Thomas Lifson
    Former SEIU boss jailed, media yawnsThomas Lifson September 18, 2009 Imagine if an official of a major conservative organization received 25 year prison sentence for child molestation. Would the media avert their eyes? Yet the head of the Sacramento chapter of major Obama ally, the Service Employees International Union, a man who represented thousands of state employees, received this sentence earlier this week, and the media yawned. Here is an account from the website of a local television station in Sacramento: A former union official and California Department of Insurance employee was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison after...
  • Teen homeschooler jailed under Patriot Act

    05/05/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2,420+ views
    wnd ^ | 5/4/2009 | staff
    A 16-year-old homeschooled boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim, his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control.
  • Prosecutor wants Madoff jailed without bail (for violating agreement, sending items to family)

    01/05/2009 7:46:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 979+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – A prosecutor on Monday asked that Bernard Madoff be jailed pending trial, saying the disgraced financier violated an agreement with the court by mailing watches, jewelry, cufflinks and mittens worth more than $1 million to relatives and friends. "The defendant's recent actions amount to obstruction of justice," Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Litt told U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis at an hour-long bail hearing. The prosecutor said one package of items that was accompanied by a handwritten note from Madoff may alone be worth more than $1 million.
  • Detroit's ex-Mayor Kilpatrick jailed for 4 months

    10/28/2008 2:39:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 853+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/08 | Corey Williams and Ed White - ap
    DETROIT – Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to jail for four months Tuesday for his part in a sex-and-text scandal and the judge chastised the disgraced ex-mayor for arrogance and disregard for the rule of law. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner's sentence was the finale to the scandal that destroyed Kilpatrick's reign at City Hall and threw local government into disarray for months. "At a time when this city needed transparency, accountability and responsibility, you exhibited hubris and privilege at the expense of the city," the judge said. He ruled that Kilpatrick not be given an opportunity for early release....
  • Prominent Muslim activist jailed in LA for four years (Project Islamic HOPE leader)

    08/19/2008 11:28:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 290+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/08 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A prominent Los Angeles-based Muslim activist has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to attempting to bribe a witness, prosecutors said Tuesday. Najee Ali, who heads the community group Project Islamic HOPE (Helping Oppressed People Everywhere), was sentenced on Monday after he admitted an attempt to interfere with a witness in a court case involving his daughter. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles County District Attorney said in normal circumstances Ali would have received a two-year sentence but saw his term doubled because he had a prior conviction for armed robbery in 1992.
  • Gypsies Jailed After 20 Year Robbery Spree Including Ł80million ($160m) Burglary

    08/07/2008 12:01:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 141+ views
    money.co.uk ^ | 8/7/08 | Michael Ross
    Jail sentences were handed down today to an Irish family, who had netted tens of millions of pounds worth of goods in a series of burglaries dating back 20 years.Yesterday, after a crime spree that spanned 20 years and targeted the homes of the rich and famous, five members of a notorious Irish gypsy gang were finally locked away. The Johnsons, famed for stealing antiques worth tens of millions of pounds from stately homes, were known to reside on caravan sites across the south-west of England. It was from these poor man's homes that they meticulously researched and planned their...
  • Mayor in Detroit sex scandal case ordered jailed (Kilpatrick violated bond provision)

    08/07/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 167+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/08 | AFP
    DETROIT, Michigan (AFP) - The mayor of Detroit, Michigan, embroiled for months in a torrid sex scandal, was placed under arrest Thursday for violating a provision of his bond forbidding him from leaving the country. A Detroit judge ordered embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick jailed for a recent unauthorized trip he made to nearby Windsor, Canada, violating the terms of his bond. His jailing seemed certain to ramp up efforts to force his resignation, which he so far has stubbornly resisted. "I thought I made it clear to you that this court comes first in everything," Wayne County District Court Judge...
  • OH man jailed for posing as underwear researcher

    07/26/2008 9:18:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 521+ views
    14 WFIE ^ | 7/25/08
    An Ohio man is in jail for posing as an underwear researcher and examining children. Ken Hawkins is accused of arranging meetings this Spring with parents of at least three children to conduct a marketing research survey involving children's underwear and razors. While at the house of an eight-year-old girl, he instructed her to try on several pair of underwear while he took notes. Hawkins then took several measurements of the victim while she wore only the underwear. Prosecutors said Hawkins also ran his fingers around the waistband and looked at the rear of the panties to check out the...
  • Dad jailed after leaving toddler in car while seeing 'The Dark Knight'

    07/21/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 1,335+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7/21/08 | Ana Breton
    A 23-year-old father was booked into jail under suspicion of second-degree child abuse after leaving his son in his car while he watched the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight." David Farnham of Salt Lake City left his 2-year-old son inside his car in the parking lot of the Century 16 Theaters at 125 E. 3300 South on Saturday night. An onlooker walking by the car at 1:22 a.m. on Sunday saw the baby inside the vehicle crying and sweating profusely, said detective Gary Keller with the South Salt Lake City Police Department. Farnham rolled the windows up in the...
  • Husband of British singer Amy Winehouse jailed (27 months)

    07/21/2008 12:25:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 112+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - The husband of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse was jailed for 27 months Monday for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice. Grammy award-winning Winehouse, who was herself interviewed during the investigation, was not in court to hear the sentence against Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London. Fielder-Civil admitted attacking the 36-year-old landlord of a pub in the trendy district of Hoxton in east London in June 2006, and of then trying to persuade the man not to give evidence against him. He was high on alcohol and cocaine when he...
  • TSU student jailed on bogus Wal-Mart forgery charge (Walmart rejects legit Walmart money orders)

    06/12/2008 8:36:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 97+ views
    KHOU ^ | 6/11/08 | Jeremy Desel
    HOUSTON -- A college student’s trip to Wal-Mart last month ended with her in handcuffs and a two-day stay in the Harris County jail. Nitra Gipson was charged with felony forgery after the Meyer Park Wal-Mart manager accused her of passing bogus money orders. Thing is, the money orders were legit and had been purchased at Wal-Mart to begin with. The cash-strapped college student had just sold her car to pay for her last two semesters at Texas Southern University, where she is studying criminal justice. She was paid with Wal-Mart money orders, which the giant retailer advertises as “good...
  • Buena High student jailed on drug charges, family deported

    01/31/2008 4:23:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 198+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A Buena High School student is in jail on narcotics charges, and his family has been deported to Mexico, after the student was arrested on campus Monday. Hector Romero Salazar, 18, is being held without bond at the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said. Sierra Vista police Sgt. Daryl Copp said police responded to the high school, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd., Monday afternoon after school security reported a problem needing police attention. On Wednesday, police would not say what the situation at the school was, but did say Salazar...
  • Former Mitt PAC worker jailed (Sex offender grilled in baby’s death)

    01/25/2008 9:40:44 PM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 150+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Jan. 26, 2008 | By Dave Wedge
    A former operative for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been locked up on probation violations and questioned in connection with the murder of a 7-month-old baby girl in Iowa, the Herald has learned. Matthew Elliott, who worked as a consultant for Romney’s Commonwealth political action committee, was arrested Monday night at the Des Moines, Iowa, home where the baby died. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide, police said. West Des Moines police Lt. Jeff Miller said no suspects have been named in the baby’s killing, but Elliott has been questioned in connection with her death. Elliott has not...
  • Fast Day Called For Jailed Girls as Allegations of Abuse Surface

    01/16/2008 9:37:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 233+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-16-08 | Ezra HaLevi
    (IsraelNN.com) Allegations of police abuse and a call for a public fast day Thursday by leading rabbis herald the third week in jail for seven teenage girls arrested for building a hilltop outpost. Police forced several of the girls, who are all under the age of 16, to strip in prison, according to their parents. Police also subjected the youngsters to sleep deprivation, a tactic used by the Shabak (General Security Service) when dealing with ‘ticking-bomb’ terrorists, to break their determination. The girls have been held under harsh conditions and have not yet been charged. They refuse to identify themselves...
  • Youths who torched woman on French bus jailed (five teenagers jailed for up to nine years)

    12/07/2007 8:08:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 132+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/07 | AFP
    AIX EN PROVENCE, France (AFP) - A French court on Friday jailed five teenagers for up to nine years, for seriously burning a young woman in a bus they had set alight in the port city of Marseille last year. The court in Aix, near Marseille, sentenced a young man who had thrown a flaming handkerchief into the bus on October 28, 2006 to nine years in prison. The woman's life had been in danger after she suffered burns to 62 percent of her body. Two defendants were jailed for seven years and two others got five years of which...
  • Man Jailed For Trying To Pass $1 Million Bill

    10/09/2007 5:46:59 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 299+ views
    firstcoastnews ^ | 10/09/07 | firstcoast
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Change for a million? That's what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Pittsburgh supermarket. But when the Giant Eagle employee refused and a manager confiscated the bogus bill, the man flew into a rage, police said. The man slammed an electronic funds-transfer machine into the counter and reached for a scanner gun, police said. Police arrested the man, who was not carrying identification and has refused to give his name to authorities. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail. Since 1969, the $100 bill...
  • Central Florida Woman Mistakenly Jailed For 9 Days Over Clerical Error

    08/07/2007 9:02:39 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 198 replies · 4,556+ views
    local6 ^ | August 6, 2007
    OCALA, Fla. -- The Internal Affairs Division of the Marion County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into a clerical error that mistakenly put a woman behind bars for nine days. Amy Sellers, 22, of Ocala, was taken into custody about two weeks ago for a warrant that matched another 28-year-old woman named Amy Sellers. Sellers, who had not committed any crimes, said she was taken into custody and immediately thrown into the inmate population. "When I found out, I got no first appearance and I (didn't get) to see a judge," Sellers said. "They put me into population." The...
  • British Students Jailed For Terrorism Plans

    07/26/2007 7:16:17 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 552+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-27-2007 | Duncan Gardham
    British students jailed for terrorism plans By Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 2:04am BST 27/07/2007 A judge accused four British-born students and a schoolboy who planned to fight a holy war against British soldiers in Afghanistan of abusing their country's freedoms yesterday as he jailed them for a total of 13 years. Mohammed Irfan Raja The Recorder of London said the young men had enjoyed the protection of Britain's liberties but had been prepared to break its laws after becoming "intoxicated" with the language of jihad. Police found radical material on the young men's computers which included an image in which...
  • Al-Qa'eda Bomb Plot Gang Jailed For 136 Years (UK)

    06/15/2007 7:25:09 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-16-2007 | John Steele - Duncan Gardham
    Al-Qa'eda bomb plot gang jailed for 136 years By John Steele, Crime Correspondent and Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 2:05am BST 16/06/2007 Seven members of a gang run by Dhiren Barot, one of the most dangerous al-Qa'eda terrorists seen in Britain, were jailed for a combined total of 136 years yesterday for plotting terrorist atrocities on both sides of the Atlantic. Dhiren Barot: the gang leader All seven were recruited by Barot, who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years last year for plotting to kill thousands of people using limousines packed with explosives and a "dirty" radiation bomb. They...
  • 'Giggles' The Clown Jailed On Sex Charges

    05/03/2007 11:28:28 AM PDT · by bedolido · 37 replies · 1,454+ views
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man who worked at the Grand Junction Farmers' Market Festival as a clown named Giggles is accused of using the Internet to lure a child into having sex, the Grand Junction Sentinel reported Thursday. Antonio Eric Lazcano, 29, was arrested Friday by police officers on a warrant issued in Otero County. The investigation began when a woman in Rocky Ford, Colo., told law enforcement authorities that she found a photo of a naked man on her daughter's e-mail account.
  • New Believer Jailed in Mexico for Receiving Christ

    04/17/2007 8:44:15 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 486 replies · 4,033+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | April (17th?) 2007 | Jeff Sellers
    New Believer Jailed in Mexico for Receiving Christ Jeff M. Sellers Village officials in Chiapas punish convert for leaving 'traditionalist Catholic' religion.  SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico – Juan Mendez Mendez became a Christian in a village outside of this city in Chiapas state on April 7, and two days later local authorities put him in jail – for leaving their religious blend of Roman Catholicism and native custom. A catechist or doctrinal instructor in the “traditionalist Catholic” church in the village of Pasté (pahs-TEH), the 25-year-old Mendez was released on Tuesday (April 10) after spending the night...
  • Jailed P.I. Pellicano weds ex-wife

    03/23/2007 10:24:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 597+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/07 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Anthony Pellicano, the jailed private eye under federal indictment in a Hollywood wiretaps case, married his former wife in a courtroom ceremony Friday. While the couple sealed their union with a passionate kiss, prosecutors may suspect a less romantic reason for the wedding — to keep Kat Pellicano from testifying in the case. "What a birthday present," said Pellicano, who turned 63 a day earlier, and was wearing shackles for the brief ceremony. He pointed to them and joked to his family, "New jewelry." Kat Pellicano, 50, wore a formfitting white sleeveless dress and brought a cream-colored...
  • SoCal: Feds track jailed gang members' immigration status

    03/11/2007 10:47:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 532+ views
    A recent spot check by federal agents found that 59 street gang members in Southern California jails are illegal immigrants subject to deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement named the deportable gang members during a first-of-its-kind screening of some inmates last month. The review is continuing, and in the first year officials expect to identify up to 800 gang members who are in this country illegally, said Jim Hayes, director of the Los Angeles field office. The focus on inmates' immigration status comes as Los Angeles pushes for federal agencies to help crack down on gang crime. The report has...
  • Government Admits Lying About Jailed Border Agents

    02/07/2007 12:50:31 PM PST · by osceola · 13 replies · 1,204+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 6, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment. The admission came during the testimony of DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Michael Green, press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas.