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  • Turkey systematically and deliberately jails women as part of fear and intimidation campaign

    03/08/2018 8:47:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 27 Apr 2017 | Editors Choice, Stockholm Center for Freedom
    Thousands of women, many with small children to take care of, were jailed in Turkey in an unprecedented crackdown and subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention centers and prisons as part of the government’s systematic campaign of intimidation and persecution of critics and opponents, a new report titled “Jailing Women In Turkey: Systematic Campaign of Persecution and Fear” released by Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has revealed.The motivation behind Turkey’s deliberate policy of imprisoning women who, in some cases, have just delivered babies or are pregnant, appears to be creating a chill factor in Turkish society and muzzle dissenting and...
  • Turkish govt jails 47-year-old Kurdish bus driver in Agri; for wearing Kurdistan T-shirt

    08/26/2017 1:52:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 26 Aug 2017 | SCF
    Turkish government has arrested Mahmut Kahraman, a 47-year-old Kurdish bus driver, for wearing a T-shirt with the inscription ‘Kurdistan’.  Kahraman was accused by a Turkish court in Doğubayazıt district of Ağrı province of ‘propagating for a terrorist organisation.’It was reported that Kahraman was stopped by Turkish police as he passed by the municipality of Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district because he was wearing a T-shirt with the inscription ‘Kurdistan’. Anti-terror police units were dispatched to the scene afterwards and detained Kahraman.Following three days in detention, Kahraman was referred to a local court with a demand for his arrest, and he was jailed...
  • Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on sanctuary counties

    01/26/2017 3:58:39 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 128 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 5:25 PM | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests effectively gutting the countys position as a sanctuary for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that dont cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE not based on principle, but because the...
  • Jails refuse to hold criminal aliens for federal authorities

    10/17/2014 4:47:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/14 | William La Jeunesse
    William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles
  • 148 prisoners flee jail on Mexico-US border: report

    12/17/2010 10:59:59 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2010
    More than 140 prisoners escaped from a prison near the U.S. border on Friday, media said, the latest breach of Mexico's notoriously insecure jails that are helping to feed a violent drug war... on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas. In September, 85 prisoners escaped from jail in the nearby border city of Reynosa. Authorities discovered in July that prison officials had allowed convicts out of jail in northwestern Durango state to carry out revenge attacks before returning to cells for the night.
  • Congress slashes subsidy for jailing illegal immigrants

    12/10/2009 8:05:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 716+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/10/9 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON California and other financially strapped states will lose tens of millions of federal dollars that they spend to jail illegal immigrants charged with crimes, under Congress' latest spending bill. The $1.1 trillion plan, finalized by House and Senate negotiators Tuesday night, combines six of the large yearly appropriations bills passed by Congress to keep the government running. State officials and members of the California congressional delegation had lobbied hard once again to increase aid to the states for the program, hoping to cash in on California's increased clout in Washington this year. But their efforts fell flat, with...
  • China Jails Environmentalist Wanted in U.S. (ELF ecoterrorist)

    11/28/2009 11:19:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 70 replies · 3,509+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 27, 2009 | Dan Levin
    DALI, China Justin Franchi Solondz, an environmental activist from New Jersey who spent years evading charges of ecoterrorism in the United States by hiding out in China, was sentenced to three years in prison by a local court on Friday on charges of manufacturing drugs in this backpacker haven. After serving his time, Mr. Solondz, 30, who is on the F.B.I.s wanted list, will be deported to the United States, where he faces charges stemming from what the authorities say was his role in an arson rampage that destroyed buildings in three western states as a member of a...
  • Montana AG launches probe of jail deal (Hardin and the American Police Force )

    10/01/2009 8:41:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    Missoulian ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:45 pm | MATTHEW BROWN
    In this Friday, Sept. 24, 2009 picture, Albert Peterson with the Two Rivers Authority stands outside an empty jail that Hardin, Mont. built for $27 million. The authority wants a California security company, American Police Force, to take over the facility. Michael Hilton pitched himself to the city as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur - a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow. But now a much different picture of Hilton is emerging from public documents and interviews with his associates and legal adversaries. (AP...
  • Colombian prisoners strain D.C. Jail; City seeks federal funds for security

    07/03/2009 10:45:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 388+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-07-02 | Gary Emerling
    Two of the District's top law enforcement officials are warning that dozens of federal prisoners with ties to Colombian rebel groups and international drug rings are a threat to security at the D.C. Jail and pose a risk of escape into the surrounding neighborhood. The concerns have led city officials to ask the federal government for more money to provide security for the increasing numbers of prisoners, who are being held at the District's corrections campus in Southeast. Devon Brown, director of the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC), outlined concerns about such prisoners in a U.S. District Court filing last...
  • U.S. plans to check immigration status of people in local jails

    05/19/2009 11:41:05 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 34 replies · 1,049+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5.18.2009 | Spencer S. Hsu
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails. In four years, the measure could result in a tenfold increase in deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes, according to current and former U.S. officials.
  • Closure of youth jails proposed in cash-strapped Sacramento County

    04/17/2009 3:47:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 321+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/17/09 | Andy Furillo
    Sacramento County probation officials have proposed shutting down their two main youth jails for convicted juvenile offenders, a budget move that carries potentially drastic implications for public safety. The Probation Department's proposal to close the Sacramento County Boys Ranch and the Warren E. Thornton Youth Center is part of a $37.4 million cost-saving measure that also includes a proposal to eliminate 247 jobs. The proposals still have to be sent through the county executive's office and be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Laid out in response to the county's projected $187 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year,...
  • Homeland secretary wants criminal aliens out of US

    01/29/2009 3:21:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,467+ views
    AP via SacBee ^ | 1/29/8 | EILEEN SULLIVAN - Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON -- If you're a criminal and you're not entitled to be in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants you out of the country. Napolitano wants what she calls "criminal aliens" off American streets. She is looking at existing immigration enforcement programs to see if taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck. "That sounds very simple, but it's historically not been done," Napolitano said, speaking to reporters and senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Thursday. About 113,000 criminals who were in the U.S. illegally were deported last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The agency...
  • Lakeview man gets 10 years for almost 7,500 pot plants

    12/16/2008 10:36:28 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 40 replies · 3,554+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 16, 2008, 4:43 PM | by Lynne Terry
    A jury sentenced a Lakeview man to 10 years in prison for growing nearly 7,500 marijuana plants. Andrew Stever, 40, was sentenced on Monday after a three-day trial in the Federal District Court in Medford.Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of growing 1,000 or more pot plants. In July 2007, officers from several local, state and federal agencies found 7,459 plants growing on Stever's Lakeview property, which bordered Forest Service land. Two men fled the scene, leaving behind personal property and three firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Portland. Physical evidence and testimony linked...
  • Ga. judge jails Muslim woman over head scarf

    12/17/2008 10:34:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/08 | Dionne Walker - ap
    ATLANTA A Muslim woman arrested for refusing to take off her head scarf at a courthouse security checkpoint said Wednesday that she felt her human and civil rights were violated. A judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta's west suburban outskirts.
  • Islamofascism and the Quorum Court

    09/28/2008 11:55:42 AM PDT · by Righting · 166+ views
    arktimes ^ | 09,08
    Islamofascism and the Quorum Court Phil Wyrick has done it. He's found a way to work 9/11 into the race for Pulaski County judge. WYRICK NEWS RELEASE Little Rock- Last night the Pulaski County Quorum Court passed 14-0 to appropriate $150,000 to repair the roof covering two pods in the jail. The money for the roof repair came from a safety fund that was set up to make the jail usable again. Phil Wyrick, who is a candidate for the Pulaski County Judge in the General Election commenting on the appropriation said, "I would like to thank the Members of...
  • A Surprising Story on Crime ( George Will )

    06/22/2008 6:31:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 183+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Listening to political talk requires a third ear that hears what is not said. Today's near silence about crime probably is evidence of social improvement. For many reasons, including better policing and more incarceration, Americans feel, and are, safer. The New York Times has not recently repeated such amusing headlines as "Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling" (1997), "Prison Population Growing Although Crime Rate Drops" (1998), "Number in Prison Grows Despite Crime Reduction" (2000) and "More Inmates, Despite Slight Drop in Crime" (2003). If crime revives as an issue, it will be through liberal complaints...
  • Male kid lockups ordered to gender-bend clothes regulations (NY)

    06/20/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 639+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 06.17.08 | KENNETH LOVETT
    The state has quietly ordered male-only juvenile detention centers to keep bras and panties in stock for transgendered delinquents - angering many jail staffers. Each facility must stock a dozen bra and panties of each size in case it is requested, employees said and agency officials confirmed. Girls' centers also must stock men's underwear.Two longtime employees of the agency ripped the policy, saying they fear it promotes an alternative lifestyle in order to accommodate a miniscule population. "People are appalled," one employee said. "The vast majority of kids in here don't fit the category and want nothing to do with...
  • Record-high ratio of Americans in prison

    02/28/2008 9:14:44 AM PST · by Slapshot68 · 51 replies · 680+ views
    " For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs."
  • China jails Muslim separatist

    04/19/2007 6:42:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    China has sentenced a Muslim activist to life in prison for taking part in "terrorist activities and plotting to split the country". The Chinese court ruled on Thursday that Huseyin Celil was a member of the East Turkestan Liberation Organisation and said that he was guilty of helping Chinese Muslims to travel to Pakistan for military training.China's security services regularly crack down on activists in Xinjiang province [GALLO/GETTY]
  • Feds deploying more officers to jails to catch illegal immigrants

    01/28/2007 3:57:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/07 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    Juan Martinez was looking forward to returning to his construction job after finishing a monthlong sentence for violating probation on drug charges. But when he was finally released from the Orange County jail, he was met by immigration agents - not his mother. The 23-year-old illegal immigrant was set to be deported with $68 in his pocket and few prospects. "I just probably won't come back," he said about being sent to Tijuana, Mexico. "If I do, I'll keep coming back to prison and I don't want that." Martinez is among tens of thousands of illegal immigrants being identified at...