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  • University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears of SJW

    11/22/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | unattributed
    University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in...
  • Clinton Foundation Donor to Pay $95.5 Million Settlement to Justice Department

    11/18/2015 6:08:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/16/15 | Brent Scher
    A for-profit educational corporation that has donated to the Clinton Foundation agreed to pay $95.5 million to the Obama administration as a settlement for a government lawsuit alleging that it was using illegal tactics to lure in prospective students. The Education Management Corporation was sued by the Department of Justice in 2011 for multiple recruitment violations, including paying its recruiters based on the number of students it enrolled, and exaggerating the career opportunities that were available to graduates. The lawsuit argued that the violations made the corporation ineligible for the $11 billion in state and federal financial aid it has...
  • Squatters Trash Home of Deployed Soldier, so Bikers Show Up & Bring KARMA

    11/16/2015 8:22:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 46 replies ^ | 11/14/2015 | BuzzPo Staff
    Army Spc. Michael Sharkey was stationed in Hawaii when he learned that a pair of ex-cons had broken into his New Port Richey, Florida, home and claimed it as their own. By the time Sharkey was able to return home, Julio Ortiz and Fatima Cardosa had already changed all of the locks and established residency with his address. “They are criminals,” the soldier told local news affiliate WFLA. “I am serving my country, and they have more rights to my home than I do.” Legally, there was nothing Skarkey could do. But bikers don’t always care as much about the...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Justice

    11/13/2015 9:18:58 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-13-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • US Justice Department Holds Blockchain Summit in San Francisco

    11/10/2015 3:20:11 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 3 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 11/10/15 | Pete Rizzo
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) convened a first-of-its-kind conference on digital currency and the blockchain in San Francisco today. According to the agency, the goal of the event was to unite the private and public sector in discussions centered on strategies for limiting cybercrime perpetrated with the emerging technologies. The unpublicized event, organized by the DOJ’s Digital Currency Task Force and held at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, saw 175 industry participants engage in panel discussions that sought to emphasize its core theme from the point of view of entrepreneurs, law enforcement officials and regulators. Though no...
  • How to steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

    11/07/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10-27-15 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Full title: How to steal $75,000 from the poor in one Day's work - traffic court is a tax collection scheme masked as justice The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not exaggerate how much progress we’ve made. Users might not be ending up in jail as frequently as they did 10 years ago. But cops, judges, and courts still exercise arbitrary power to ruin people’s lives, and they continue to do so at astonishing rates, all over the country. I recently saw this firsthand. I sat in a municipal traffic court...
  • Juvenile Delinquents Are Now 'Justice-Involved Youth'

    11/05/2015 10:18:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Susan Jones
    They used to be called juvenile delinquents. But not any more. The new term is "justice-involved youth," a non-disparaging, government-speak phrase that fits with the Obama administration's recent push to give people with criminal convictions a second chance to become productive citizens. "The Department of Justice is committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release on Monday.
  • Jeb:Prisoner Release "Wrong Approach With The Right Reason," Should Be "Vigilant" With Iran Deal

    11/04/2015 3:15:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated he believes President Obama’s prisoner release “was the wrong approach with the right reason” and stated “we need to be vigilant” with the Iran nuclear deal in an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “AC 360″ on CNN.
  • DEA Agent Sentenced for Extortion, Money Laundering and Obstruction in Silk Road Investigation

    10/23/2015 4:28:21 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    US Department of Justice ^ | October 13, 2015 | US Department of Justice
    A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.
  • First on CNN: Former IRS official will not face charges for targeting political groups

    10/23/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2015 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.
  • This Must Be What Its Like To Be A Liberal ...

    10/22/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies ^ | October 19, 2015
    If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can't I paint you The words will never show... The You We have come to know! Enjoy...

    10/09/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Rioting at this weekend's Washington, D.C. gripe-fest celebrating the 20th anniversary of the endlessly hyped, misnamed Million Man March, seems like a definite possibility. Just this week 12 people were arrested in Hartford, Conn., for disorderly conduct after blocking traffic and access to the University of Hartford as they chanted Black Lives Matter! After demonstrators refused to stop sitting and standing in the road, they were arrested.
  • Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

    09/30/2015 8:14:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    Georgia has executed Kelly Renee Gissendaner with a fatal injection for the slaying of her husband, despite a plea for clemency from their children.Last-minute appeals from her lawyers to the 11th US circuit court of appeals and the US supreme court as well as the Georgia board of pardons and paroles all failed.Gissendaner, 47, died by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21am EDT on Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison in Jackson, a prison spokeswoman said.She sobbed as she said she loved her children and apologized to the family of her husband Douglas Gissendaner, who she was convicted of conspiring...
  • Caitlyn Jenner D.A. Will NOT Prosecute in Fatal Car Crash ... UNLESS

    09/23/2015 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 23, 2015
    Well-placed sources connected with the L.A. County D.A.'s Office tell us, the people assigned to review the case have determined Jenner's conduct was negligent, but not criminal.
  • Tragedy, trauma mark Fort Bragg soldier's path to prison

    09/14/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 12, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    Mad at his former girlfriend and probably drunk, Joshua Eisenhauer's only brother hopped into his red Camaro and peeled away from the party at his house. The Camaro screamed down Basswood Boulevard - past newly built homes in an affluent bedroom community of Fort Worth - until the road jagged to the left. Maybe it was the speed, or the fog, or the road construction. Whatever the reason, 19-year-old Eric Eisenhauer missed the turn. The Camaro clipped a barricade, slammed into a berm and flipped before skidding into the Texas scrub.
  • Better that five innocent students get expelled than one guilty student stay enrolled

    09/14/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    The view endorsed by Rep. Jared Polis (this passage apparently both as to public universities and private universities, start at 1:57:28): It seems like we ought to provide more of a legal framework, then, that allows a reasonable likelihood standard or a preponderance of evidence standard [for deciding whether to expel college students accused of sex offenses]. If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people. Were not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, were talking...
  • New rules aimed at prosecuting corporate executives

    09/10/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times via Boston Globe ^ | 9/10/15 | Matt Apuzzo, Ben Protess
    WASHINGTON Stung by years of criticism that it has coddled Wall Street criminals, the Justice Department issued new policies on Wednesday that prioritize the prosecution of individual employees not just their companies and put pressure on corporations to turn over evidence against their executives. The new rules, issued in a memo to federal prosecutors nationwide, represent the first major policy announcement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch since she took office in April. The memo is a tacit acknowledgment of criticism that, despite securing record fines from major corporations, the Justice Department under President Barack Obama has...
  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walshs New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walshs new book The Devils Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain ideas have consequences, too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walshs important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...
  • In Pennsylvania, Justice Miscarried

    08/18/2015 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | Peter Roff
    Poor Kathleen Kane. The first woman and first Democrat ever elected attorney general of Pennsylvania -- had a bright future ahead of her. The darling of liberals she was a powerhouse at the polls. She led the statewide ticket in 2013 and her election was seen by many as a stepping stone to the governors mansion, the U.S. Senate or something even more prestigious. Her career is now in ruins. How she fell so far and so fast is an object lesson for ambitious prosecutors in both parties who feel tempted to use the power of their office to...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson

    08/11/2015 2:36:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/10/15 | Kim Bell
    Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel was beaten, bloodied and robbed by a group of attackers as he covered the Ferguson protests Sunday night. Hampel said he was taking photos and videos of break-ins along West Florissant Avenue shortly before he was attacked. Suddenly, he said, he was rushed from behind. I got swarmed, beaten down really bad, he said. The attackers punched him in the face, hit him in the head at least three times and kicked him in the back of the head when he was on the ground, Hampel said. The attackers took his phone and wallet and left....
  • Wisconsins Shame: the Left Attempts to Discredit a John Doe Victim, (Tr)

    08/06/2015 2:23:44 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | August 5, 2015 | David French
    The Journal Sentinels Daniel Bice has seized on the tape to assert that it contradicts Archers claims, telling a different story from the one she told National Review and the one she told in her lawsuit. In reality, however, the tape omits all of the most critical moments of the raid, and corroborates Archers account in many key respects. To the extent it exposes differences between what was recorded and Archers recollection, those differences actually offer slight encouragement to those who wish to see law-enforcement officials obey constitutional mandates. Crucially, the tape omits the beginning of the raid, in which...
  • Prison for Afghan mullah who raped a 10-year-old girl inside his mosque

    08/01/2015 7:19:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Extraordinary events have taken place inside a Kabul courtroom this week. Back in May, a 10-year-old girl was raped inside a mosque in a remote Afghan village. The mullah responsible Mohammad Amin had asked three young girls to clean for him when he started behaving inappropriately. The girls made a run for it, only one of them tripped and fell in a stream. Amin dragged her back inside the mosque, where she was raped and left with serious injuries. According to Sharia Law, which the Mullah tried to rely on in court, rape is considered a form of...
  • Customers Yielding Workers Their Just Wages Can't Survive Governmentalized 'Living Wages'

    08/01/2015 2:28:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 8/1/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Tips Are Owed, They're Not a Favor. Not Tipping is "a Crime, the Blood of which Calls out of the Ground for Vengeance". "Why Restaurants Are Eliminating Tipping", proclaims a news article headline. The claims include the ideas, that it promotes bad service, it's an obsolete concept, and is unnecessary because of the living wage movement.Restaurant owners are certainly entitled to their point of view, but they are probably poorly served by latching onto "living wage". But workers have a right to their own direct relationship with customers. Their independent legitimacy as professionals doesn't have to be dependent upon permission...
  • Giuliani: Hillary Clinton Should Be Under Investigation For Five Different Crimes

    07/29/2015 10:52:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 7-29-15 | Alex Griswold
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said that if he was still a U.S. Attorney, hed have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under investigation for five different crimes. I believe she should be under investigation by the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for obstruction of justice, for destroying government property, he said on CNNs New Day. I think its clear that she had a conflict of interest, her husband getting hundreds of millions of dollars, shes making decisions about companies and about corporations that hes getting money from. I think they filed a joint...
  • VA whistleblowers finally exonerated

    07/25/2015 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot ^ | July 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s a rare day when we have a story about the Veterans Administration which winds up focusing on some good news. No… before you get your hopes up, the agency has not been fixed. But there is at least one small sliver of justice coming down the pike which might begin to make the entire ordeal seem worth the battles involved. It seems that the people who blew the whistle on the agency’s corrupt, failed practices and were later punished for doing so are getting some measure of restitution for their trials. (From the WaPo) These whistleblowers have now been...
  • Loretta Lynch: The Justice Department is going to take a look at these Planned Parenthood videos

    07/23/2015 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Nothing would build conservative respect for the new AG, especially as compared to her predecessor, like a serious investigation of the lefts most sacred sacred cow. But that wont happen since her boss obviously wont let this cow be slaughtered. So whats the catch here? Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday her department is going to review all information surrounding the controversial videos of Planned Parenthood officials taken by an anti-abortion group. Im aware of those matters generally from the media, and from some inquiries that have been made to the Department of Justice, and again at this point were...
  • The Truth Will Out

    07/20/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    "The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light...." --Sophocles Call it a footnote to history. It's 46 pages long, but till now it's been kept under wraps: the testimony of David Greenglass before a grand jury some six decades ago on August 7, 1950. It doesn't contain any surprises. It's been known for some time that his testimony against his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, was false. A frame-up. He admitted it in a newspaper interview before he died, and explained why he'd ratted on her: to save his own skin. She...
  • Reigning In Judicial Supremacists

    07/15/2015 9:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ken Conor
    "The biggest myth about judges is that they're somehow imbued with greater insight, wisdom, and vision than the rest of us; that for some reason God Almighty has endowed them with superior judgment about human fairness. But the truth is that judges are men and women with human imperfections and frailties. Some have been brilliant, principled and moral. Others have been mentally impaired, venal, and even racist." Mark Levin, Men in Black Judicial activism occurs when judges depart from their constitutional role of interpreting law and make law from the bench. It's a pernicious practice that undermines the democratic process,...
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For DSouza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh DSouza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers DSouzas violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. DSouzas defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist DSouza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist DSouza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because DSouza was...
  • Former Walker aide to file civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutor (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Cindy Archer was once made to beg sheriffs deputies and FBI agents not to shoot her dogs during an early-morning raid on her Madison home. Now the former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who has never been charged with a crime in the Democrat-launched John Doe investigation is fighting back in court. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday evening, Archer writes that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his agents ransacked her house and ruined her career. After much soul-searching, I am filing a civil-rights lawsuit on Wednesday against Milwaukee County District Attorney...
  • The Citizens Are in Session

    06/28/2015 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 28, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    The Missouri General Assembly ended its 2015 legislative session about a month ago. This is the state body designed to represent people in towns like Ferguson, which recently convulsed with conflict protests, rioting over the shooting of an unarmed (but, we found out, quite aggressive) young black man by a white policeman. So what did the state politicians do about the situation? Well, the assembly adjourned having passed, The Washington Post reported, virtually none of the changes activists sought in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. Nothing has changed, acknowledged State Rep. Clem Smith. The Post...
  • Mulling McKinney: A New Normal

    06/11/2015 11:17:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Randy Sutton
    Based on the recent firestorm surrounding the events in McKinney, Texas, it appears the new normal threshold for demanding swift justice and national condemnation of police officers is a short video clip followed by social media outrage. There is more to the McKinney incident than 20 seconds of video, but it is that image of a white uniformed police officer using force on a black teenage girl which has again inflamed a nation too eager to cry racism when it comes to the work of our cops. The video clip is disturbing taken out of context of the remainder of...
  • Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

    05/31/2015 8:59:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    A gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story, giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
  • BREAKING: Is A Justice Official Security Specialist on #AdultFriendFinder?

    05/22/2015 9:14:25 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Got News ^ | 5-22-2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Department of Justice security official in Adult Friend hack release?, along with the whistleblower Andrew Weev Auernheimer, may have IDed a Department of Justice official with an Adult Friend Finder profile. Adult Friend Finder was hacked earlier and upwards of 4 million usernames and identities were released to the public. We are currently going through them now. is working to find all of the government officials on the data. Heres the first one weve IDed
  • When Will This Madness End?

    05/19/2015 5:37:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 18, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    She personally performed abortions on women, using a bicycle pump, and later boasted that she and her group had personally murdered exactly 10,141 children in the womb. She supports the legalization of euthanasia, the liberalization of drug use, and the legal prohibition of conscience exemptions for doctors who refuse to perform abortion. She even opposes the burial of aborted children in cemeteries. She is Emma Bonino, the radical leftist Italian politician, a member of the Italian Radical Party currently serving, incredibly enough, as Foreign Minister for the corrupt Italian government. And she was greeted warmly days ago by Pope Francis,...
  • Big-mouth Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby wants everyone else to shut up

    05/17/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    After Marilyn Mosbys moment in the sun, where she delivered a 1960s-style speech to announce charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore prosecutor is now asking the court to impose a gag order, according to CBS Baltimore. The order would prevent attorneys and witnesses for both sides from releasing information or commenting publicly about the case.
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Justice Dept. to investigate Baltimore police on use of force

    05/08/2015 12:20:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 5/07/15 | Sari Horwitz
    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has decided to launch a federal investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force. Lynchs announcement about the Justice Departments probe the latest in a string of municipalities that are being investigated by the federal government for civil rights violations could come as early as Friday, according to two law enforcement officials. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday night. Lynch hinted Thursday that a decision could come soon, when she testified during her first hearing on Capitol Hill as attorney general. She...
  • Baltimore prosecutor Mosby shockingly incompetent

    05/06/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It is already clear that Marilyn Mosby, the states attorney who is prosecuting the Baltimore Six is not up to the responsibilities of her job. The only questions are: 1. how deeply incompetent?; and 2. what consequences will result from her bungling? The second question is the more important one, for Mosby has set up her prosecution as a response to the No justice, no peace movement. If and when she fails to secure a conviction through her ineptitude, then by the standard of the mob to which she is catering, more riots will be justifiable, and therefore the likely...
  • (Baltimore Prosecutor) Marilyn Mosby: hypocrite, grandstander, ideologue

    05/04/2015 4:00:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 2, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Alan Dershowitz, the famous defense lawyer, has called the case against the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray a show trial. The actions of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby had nothing to do with justice, but instead amounted to crowd control, Dershowitz said in remarks reported by the Daily Caller. With regard to the second-degree murder charges against Caesar Goodson, Dershowitz stated that theres no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts as we now know them. At most, there may be a case for involuntary manslaughter. Dershowitz believes that, having overplayed its hand, the prosecution...
  • Judge makes rare decision to set aside jury verdict in criminal sexual conduct case

    05/02/2015 3:45:20 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies ^ | May 02, 2015 | Danielle Salisbury
    JACKSON, MI Concerned he would have to send an innocent man to prison, a Jackson County judge on Friday set aside a jury's guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case. The rare decision, a first in Circuit Judge John McBain's 13 years on the bench, means Gregory Patterson, 50, is not guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, felonies that would have sent him to prison for a minimum of 25 years. A jury convicted Patterson of the offenses at the close of a March trial, but McBain granted a motion made by defense lawyer George...
  • When Justice And Law Part Company

    05/01/2015 4:56:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 1 replies ^ | April 30, 2015 | John Schroeder
    Hillary cited all sorts of stats about incarceration rates in her speech yesterday.  I could write paragraphs about her misuse of the statistics to make a point rather than build understanding.  But at bottom of all the statistics she cited is one simple question, “In each instance that is a part of the stats was the defendant guilty?”  If so then regardless of the statistics, the law was followed and presumably justice was done.  To contend differently is to contend that somehow the law and justice parted company. Justice is measured in the facts of each individual case.  It is not...
  • Texas Tech Dean of Students: Due Process has a "Chilling Effect" on Justice at College

    05/01/2015 6:57:13 AM PDT · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/15 | Aurelius
    Amy Murphy, the dean of students at Texas Tech, believes that giving students of her college the rights that they have access to has a chilling effect on peoples ability to accuse others of assault. Murphy told Texas Techs college paper that, as a part of the Student Code of Conduct, students at the university do not have the right to confront their accuser. More than that, they cannot have a representative ask questions of the accuser at all, and cross-examination is simply not allowed. According to Murphy, this process is a learning experience that will be conducted in the...
  • Holder: Historians Will View My Tenure As Golden Age Of Justice Dept [Video]

    04/24/2015 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/15 | Al Weaver
    During his farewell address to the Justice Department Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder referred to his tenure at the Department of Justice as its golden age and in the same mold as Robert Kennedys storied tenure.. Loretta Lynch will take over the department following the Senates 56-43 confirmation vote Thursday. HOLDER: I said earlier that when we celebrated Robert Kennedys 50th anniversary of his swearing in 2011, people said that was the golden age for the United States Department of Justice. Well, I think 50 years from now, maybe even sooner than that, people will look at the work you...
  • Empowering Victims of Crime through Outreach and Involvement

    04/23/2015 2:45:55 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-23-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Crime, at its core, inflicts harm on the victim. As such, one of the primary purposes of the criminal justice system should be to repair the damage done by the crime and prevent further victimization by rehabilitating and holding accountable the offender. Yet, with the criminal justice system and reform dialogue so often focused on offenders and taxpayers, the needs of individual victims frequently go undiscussed. Although it is important to acknowledge the damage crime does to society at large, we must not forget the tremendous and often emotionally paralyzing impact crime has on the affected individuals. Americas criminal justice...
  • Embattled DEA chief Leonhart to retire: Justice Department

    04/21/2015 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 4/21/15 | Mark Hosenball
    **SNIP** EARLIER: WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressional panel will examine whether federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents divulged secrets at sex parties that Colombian drug lords may have staged to elicit sensitive information. Following revelations of misconduct by DEA agents, a senior Obama administration official told Reuters on Tuesday that DEA chief Michele Leonhart, who was grilled in a congressional hearing last week about the sex parties, was expected to step down from her post in the near future. A DEA spokesman had no immediate comment. A spokeswoman for the Republican majority at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman shes simply out of luck and cant sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority, the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Dozens of cases involving former Fort Lauderdale cops dropped

    04/10/2015 2:51:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/9/15 | Amanda Batchelor
    Dozens of cases involving four former Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of engaging in racist exchanges have been dropped by the Broward State Attorney's Office. The cases dropped include eight misdemeanors, 12 felonies and one juvenile case. Seventeen more cases are expected to be dropped... James Wells, 29, Jason Holding, 31, and Christopher Sousa, 25, were fired last month after racially charged text messages were brought forth to the police department by 22-year-old Alex Alvarezs ex-fiancee.
  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis Scooter Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libbys trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was railroaded in his conviction by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporters Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • Defending New Jerseys Politicians

    04/06/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/15 | Alan Caruba
    The White House clearly could not permit a prominent Democratic senator to tell the Israelis and the world what a bunch of jackasses they were. Id be surprised to learn that anyone in the Obama and Holder Department of Justice even knows how to spell justice. On the same day it announced an indictment of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) for allegedly taking bribes and engaging in various forms of corruption, it also announced that it would not pursue a criminal contempt of Congress resolution against Lois Lerner, the member of the Internal Revenue Service at the center of...