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  • George Zimmerman and 10 other supposed 'trials of the century'

    04/18/2012 3:26:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 4/16/12
    Here we go again. Zimmerman is charged with murder, and pundits are proclaiming this the biggest trial ever. Haven't we heard that before? It's safe to say that history is written by historians, not by people trying to sell newspapers, so when reporters and pundits describe the upcoming trial of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman — facing second-degree murder charges for the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin — as the "trial of the century," take it with a grain of salt. That particular phrase is widely overused and, while reporters had a strong case when applying it to,...
  • Eight Minutes You Missed: George Zimmerman’s Former Lawyer’s Press Conference

    04/17/2012 10:02:57 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 72 replies
    Press Conference ^ | 04/17/2012 | Joan of Argghh!
    Since April 11th, the MSM has known at least as much as George Zimmerman's former lawyer told them about the facts of the case. Those facts were woefully out of line with the Narrative. So the MSM just let us wonder about the strange moment and didn't find much else very interesting. Except that it was. That's why you didn't see this. It's part of the entire 45 minutes' presser. All you or I got to see was a somewhat strange assembly listening to some lawyers throwing their client under the bus, or publicly wondering whether they had been thrown...
  • Justice Dept. Agrees to Pay Native Tribes $1 Billion for Mismanaged Funds

    04/15/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    All Gov.com ^ | 4/14/12 | David Wallechinsky, Noel Brinkerhoff
    The Obama administration has reached a settlement with more than 40 Indian tribes to resolve claims of mismanaged funds by the Department of the Interior. After 22 months of negotiation, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed with tribal representatives for the government to pay more than $1 billion to 41 tribes. Attorney General Eric Holder said the settlements “fairly and honorably resolve historical grievances over the accounting and management of tribal trust funds, trust lands and other non-monetary trust resources that, for far too long, have been a source of conflict between Indian tribes and the United States.” The settlement...
  • Two Sons (Which does the media report on?)

    04/09/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/09/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The traditional media’s story of the moment is the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That incident was initially reported as potentially a white on black racially motivated shooting of an innocent unarmed teen. The media’s response was to go into hyperbole overdrive. Editing 911 tapes to make it appear as if Zimmerman was racist and having “audio experts” declare that a racial slur could be heard on the same tapes. The racial demagogues Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackon descended on Sanford and lynch mob mentality ensued. The demagogues accused the local police of playing favorites due to race....
  • Justice Dept. responds to judicial query, defends Obama comments on high court

    04/05/2012 6:23:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/05/12 | Sam Baker
    Justice Dept. responds to judicial query, defends Obama comments on high courtBy Sam Baker - 04/05/12 02:43 PM ET Tweet The Justice Department shot back Thursday against a federal court’s suggestion that President Obama doesn’t recognize the role of the judicial branch. Three judges on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Justice Department to file a three-page letter outlining its view of the courts’ powers — a response to comments in which Obama said it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn his healthcare law. Obama’s remarks were “fully consistent” with well-established legal principles, the Justice...
  • Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

    04/03/2012 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Israel announced Tuesday it will launch an international awareness campaign highlighting the historic injustice done to Jews from Arab countries. Following the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 numerous Arab countries expelled their Jewish citizens and seized their assets - forcing them to become refugees in Israel. Foreign ministry officials note that 850,000 Jewish refugees lost billions of dollars in assets and were forced to begin anew in Israel with only what they could carry on their backs. The officials added that while Arabs nations have perpetuated the status of "Palestinian refugees" in their nations for generations in...
  • Justice Elana Kagan violates the law!

    03/29/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Bigun · 66 replies
    Self ^ | 3/29/2012 | Self
    According to Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, justices must disqualify themselves in cases where they have “served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.” As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administration’s legal defense of its domestic agenda priority — Obamacare.
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Attend D.C. Hearing

    Trayvon Martin's parents attend D.C. hearing
  • Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.” Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....
  • Triple Lutz Report--Is Justice Coming for Jon Corzine--Episode 175

    03/24/2012 8:35:28 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Late Friday afternoon, the time when they love to release damaging news in the hope that it will get lost in the weekend spin cycle, a rehashed disclosure came out about "Knows Nothing" Jon Corzine. A memo had been located, which showed that Corzine had specifically directed that client funds be used to cover an MF Global bounced check to JP Morgan Chase. While this was a partial rehash, in light of recent findings, it adds clarity to Corzine's actions when MF hit the fan. An assistant treasurer Edith O'Brien of the MF sent the email as part of a...
  • Triple Lutz Report–Is Justice Coming for Jon Corzine–Episode 175

    03/24/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Late Friday afternoon, the time when they love to release damaging news in the hope that it will get lost in the weekend spin cycle, a rehashed disclosure came out about "Knows Nothing" Jon Corzine. A memo had been located, which showed that Corzine had specifically directed that client funds be used to cover an MF Global bounced check to JP Morgan Chase. While this was a partial rehash, in light of recent findings, it adds clarity to Corzine's actions when MF hit the fan. An assistant treasurer Edith O'Brien of the MF sent the email as part of a...
  • Farrakhan Tweets: ‘Where There Is No Justice, There Will Be No Peace…Law of Retaliation May…

    03/22/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    Blaze ^ | 3/22/2012
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teen’s family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the state’s “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter in this case. On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a...
  • Plot to break out female death row inmate Christa Gail Pike foiled

    03/21/2012 10:08:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 3+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say two men have been arrested, including a former prison guard, for a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate, Christa Gail Pike. New Jersey State Police on Monday arrested 34-year-old Donald Kohut of Flemington, N.J., who has frequently visited Pike in prison, on a charge of bribery and conspiracy to commit escape.
  • New Details Emerge Showing George Zimmerman Wasn't Defending Himself When He Shot Trayvon Martin

    03/18/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies · 5+ views
    www.thefloridanewsjournal.com ^ | Tue, 03/13/2012 - 14:00 | newdesk
    According to new details, Sanford police are being accused of altering the statements of witnesses to the incident when Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood crime watch captain George Zimmerman. 17 year old Trayvon Martin has been walking back from a local 7-11 with snacks for himself and his father in Sanford during the NBA All Star Game on Feb 26th, when he was following by a car being driven by George Zimmerman, who did call the police non-emergency number to report a suspicious person. According the the recordings, Zimmerman stated the person was suspicious because he was wearing a...
  • The Alabama comeback of the ‘Ten Commandments Judge’

    03/14/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-14-12 | Alex Pappas
    Now that’s a comeback. Roy Moore, the nationally known “Ten Commandments Judge” and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination in his state to regain his old seat after being ousted from it in 2003. “The people have spoken,” Moore said, according to the Montgomery Advertister. Moore was forced out of his job about a decade ago after refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments — at the order of a federal judge — that he placed in the state’s judicial building while serving as chief justice. The Associated Press on...
  • U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers

    03/14/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Help! · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-09-2012 | THOMAS CATAN And JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    The case centers on Apple's move to change the way that publishers charged for e-books as it prepared to introduce its first iPad in early 2010. Traditionally, publishers sold books to retailers for roughly half of the recommended cover price. Under that "wholesale model," booksellers were then free to offer those books to customers for less than the cover price if they wished. Most physical books are sold using this model. To build its early lead in e-books, Amazon Inc. sold many new best sellers at $9.99 to encourage consumers to buy its Kindle electronic readers. But publishers deeply disliked...
  • Reports: Death Penalty Possible in Afghan Killings Case ( Panetta Puke )

    03/13/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 50 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | A.D. 13 March 2012 | Sara Sorcher
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the death penalty could be possible as the military investigates a U.S. soldier suspected of shooting and killing at least 16 Afghans on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Kyrgyzstan on Monday, Panetta said the killings must not derail the U.S.-led military mission in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Reuters cites a U.S. official as saying the Army staff sergeant was treated for a traumatic brain injury sustained in 2010 in Iraq. The official, however, did not say there was necessarily a link between that injury and the killing spree in...
  • Under Pressure Two more congressmen hit Holder for Fast and Furious, 120 now want resignation

    03/11/2012 11:53:53 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 16 replies · 2+ views
    DailyCaller ^ | 3/12/3012 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia have signed on to a House resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in Operation Fast and Furious. With their signatures, a total of 120 U.S. House members have now either publicly demanded Holder’s resignation, expressed no confidence in his job performance via a formal House resolution, or both.
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Reparations, A Fundamental Issue Of Social Justice (Ogletree)

    03/09/2012 1:08:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    black-collegian.com ^ | 3/9/12 | Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.
    My own interest in the reparations movement started in the 1970’s when my teacher and mentor at Stanford, Dr. St. Clair Drake, arranged for me to attend the Sixth Pan-African Conference in Dar es Salem, Tanzania. These conferences were held to focus on efforts to end colonial rule in Africa and to promote economic and political development within the African nations. I traveled as part of a delegation of over two hundred African Americans, but the member of our delegation who had an enormous impact on me was Audrey Moore, affectionately known as “Queen Mother Moore.” Viewed by many as...
  • Will Wall Street Ever Face Justice?

    03/02/2012 6:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/02/2012 | Phil Angelides
    LAST week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. proclaimed in a speech that when it comes to fighting financial fraud, the Obama administration’s “record of success has been nothing less than historic.” Such self-congratulation is not only premature, but it also reveals a troubling lack of understanding about what is required to win the war against financial wrongdoing. Four years after the disintegration of the financial system, Americans have, rightfully, a gnawing feeling that justice has not been served. Claims of financial fraud against companies like Citigroup and Bank of America have been settled for pennies on the dollar, with...
  • Justice Dept. to review NYPD over Muslim Spying

    02/29/2012 5:39:31 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies · 42+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | 2/28/2012 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    If Holder Does This, What Will Happen When The Wood Is Dry? "A group of Muslim students gather outside Rutgers' Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, N.J., Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, after the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), along with the Rutgers University Muslim Alumni Association and other groups held a news conference to address concerns about the spying conducted by the New York City Police Department on the Muslim community in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP) WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that, months after receiving complaints about the...
  • "The Smoking Qu'ran": a fictional view of the way it SHOULD have happened. . .

    02/26/2012 4:05:36 PM PST · by Salgak · 2 replies
    Eternity Road Blog ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | Francis W. Poretto
    Sumner looked up from the incident report to find Secretary of State Ernest Tyszczenko and Secretary of Defense Isaac Guillory staring down at him expectantly. "I wouldn't have believed it if it had been any less blatant or less well documented," Sumner said. Guillory nodded. "It was witnessed by more than thirty people, most of them First Division troops." "Where's the murderer now?" "The Afghan foreign minister claims he's in custody awaiting trial," Tyszczenko murmured. "Oh? Really?" Sumner rose and stood with arms akimbo. "Awaiting trial? We'll see about that." He stabbed at the intercom button on his desk phone....
  • Raise the Crime Rate

    02/09/2012 4:24:43 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 28 replies
    http://nplusonemag.com ^ | 26 January 2012 | Christopher Glazek
    From 1980 to 2007, the number of prisoners held in the United States quadrupled to 2.3 million, with an additional 5 million on probation or parole. What Ayn Rand once called the “freest, noblest country in the history of the world” is now the most incarcerated, and the second-most incarcerated country in history, just barely edged out by Stalin’s Soviet Union. We’re used to hearing about the widening chasm between the haves and have-nots; we’re less accustomed to contemplating a more fundamental gap: the abyss that separates the fortunate majority, who control their own bodies, from the luckless minority, whose...
  • House Republicans want Justice to intervene in Solyndra fight with Obama

    02/03/2012 10:46:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    House Republicans want Justice to intervene in Solyndra fight with ObamaBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/03/12 01:34 PM ET House Republicans on Friday called on the Justice Department to intervene in the ongoing fight over the Obama administration’s $535 million loan guarantee to failed solar firm Solyndra. The GOP lawmakers pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to invalidate a 2011 Energy Department restructuring agreement that ensured private investors who agreed to inject more capitol into Solyndra would be repaid ahead of the taxpayer if the company collapsed. Republicans have blasted the Energy Department for “subordinating” the taxpayers’ interest in the agreement, arguing...
  • Justice official says congressional deadline for more Fast and Furious documents ‘impossible

    02/01/2012 8:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/12 | Sari Horwitz
    On the eve of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s appearance before Congress, a senior Justice Department official said the agency cannot meet the deadline Republican lawmakers have set to turn over more documents on the “Fast and Furious” gun operation or be held in contempt of Congress. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said that the Feb. 9 deadline to submit all documents on the botched gun operation set this week by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was “impossible to meet.”
  • Eric Holder grilled tomorrow

    02/01/2012 4:38:05 PM PST · by westmichman · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Council | 2/1/12 | Matt Staver
    Mathew Staver, Chairman Liberty Counsel Action Attorney General Eric Holder is facing possible “Contempt of Congress” charges over his failure to disclose information concerning the now infamous Fast and Furious debacle! Tomorrow, Holder will appear before Representative Darrell Issa and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and I am expecting a firestorm of intense questioning. Time is now of the essence! I am calling on my Liberty Counsel Action team to join in our powerful Fax Barrage demanding Eric Holder’s resignation, firing, or impeachment. Please, click here now to schedule your personalized faxes: http://www.lcaction.cc/2659/offer.asp stephen, Eric Holder is about...
  • Justice Department changes inquiry response procedures to Congress after Fast and Furious

    01/29/2012 10:18:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/29/12 | ap
    The Justice Department is tightening procedures for responding to information requests from Congress in the aftermath of a troubled arms trafficking investigation. In Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed hundreds of weapons to flow across the border into Mexico. The Justice Department told three congressional committees in a letter Friday night that it has improved coordination between agents and their managers in carrying out arms trafficking investigations. Attorney General Eric Holder probably will face questions about the changes when he testifies Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That committee has...
  • Emails Show How 'Fast and Furious' Ambush News Unfolded At Justice Dept.

    01/28/2012 10:26:26 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Georgia Public Broadcasting ^ | January 27, 2012 8:59pm (EST) | Carrie Johnson
    For the first time, the Justice Department has made public a series of sensitive messages that passed to the highest levels of the agency within hours of an ambush that killed a U.S. border patrol agent along the Southwest border in December 2010, igniting a national scandal over a gun trafficking investigation gone wrong. Justice officials sent the documents to Congress late Friday evening, only a few days before Attorney General Eric Holder is set to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The email messages show the former top federal prosecutor in Arizona, Dennis Burke, notifying an...
  • “Three Days in August” how a Special Forces Medic was railroaded by German protection laws.

    01/25/2012 9:54:29 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 22 replies
    American Legion ^ | January 26, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
    On August 22, 2008, Army Special Forces soldier Kelly A. Stewart made a huge mistake: he had a one night stand with a woman who was not his wife (who is herself another soldier). It’s a mistake he’s been paying for over the intervening 3+ years, and will be paying into the future. But was the punishment equal to the mistake? That’s the central question posed by “Three Days in August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier's Fight for Military Justice” by Bob McCarty. I actually read this book on my vacation in Cabo all the way back in October,...
  • Issa on Fox News: Top AZ Justice Department Official Will Plead the 5th on Fast & Furious

    01/24/2012 10:51:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/24/12 | Fox News
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss next week's hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. Patrick Cunningham, Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, will plead the fifth amendment during next week's committee hearing.
  • Psychological evaluations of Casey Anthony unsealed

    01/11/2012 12:18:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    MyFox Orlando ^ | 1-11-12
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Two depositions of doctors who conducted psychological evaluations on Casey Anthony before her murder trial last summer were unsealed and released by the court Wednesday. Jeffery Danziger deposition - April 7, 2011 Dr. Jeffrey Danziger and Dr. William Weitz both conducted psychological evaluations on Anthony and before her murder trial, both doctors were deposed on what she told them regarding the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 and alleged sexual abuse by her father. The depositions were done on April 7, 2011 and April 13, 2011 and were ordered sealed by...
  • Terror on Trial (Son of Nuremberg prosecutor details coming trial of KSM)

    01/08/2012 11:23:22 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/7/12 | W Shawcross
    Legal proceedings against violent extremists are a crucial defense of our civilization, writes William Shawcross, whose father was a prosecutor at Nuremberg... Expect to hear a lot about Nuremberg in the months ahead. The war-crimes trials of leading Nazis, begun in that German city in 1945, will form an important subtext as we approach the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of 9/11, and his associates. The pretrial proceedings at Guantánamo may start as soon as March. Since 9/11, America's attempt to balance justice and national security has drawn protests both at home and abroad. Some of the...
  • Modern dancers, bed-bug battlers, earth worshipers get EPA ‘environmental justice’ grants

    01/06/2012 9:57:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/12 | Frank York
    In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency provided $1 million in grants to 46 different non-profit and tribal organizations to promote what it called “environmental justice.” Since 1994, a little-noticed EPA program has handed out a total of $23 million in such grants to 1,253 organizations, for stated purposes that observers are questioning. President Bill Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were responsible for implementing “environmental justice” as part of the EPA’s mission. In early 1990, following a lobbying push by the CBC, the EPA established the Environmental Equity Workgroup. In 1994 it was renamed the Office of Environmental Justice.
  • New Year's Resolutions

    12/31/2011 10:14:04 PM PST · by stolinsky · 4 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-01-12 | stolinsky
      New Year’s Resolutions David C. Stolinsky Jan. 1, 2012 Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Often these include vows to eat less and exercise more. Rather than these healthful but self-centered goals, may I suggest a different set of resolutions: Use compassion for those who deserve it. After we have punished the criminal, expressed compassion for all his victims, and done our best to relieve their suffering, then we can feel compassion for the criminal. But till then, feeling compassion for both criminal and victim leads only to more criminals and more victims – who need more compassion....
  • Chief Justice Roberts Defends Kagan, Thomas Hearing Health Care Case

    12/31/2011 8:24:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/31/11 | New York Times
    In the face of a growing controversy over whether two Supreme Court justices should disqualify themselves from the challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Saturday defended the court’s ethical standards. The chief justice’s comments came in his annual report on the state of the federal judiciary. In it, he made what amounted to a vigorous defense of Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan, who are facing calls to disqualify themselves from hearing the health care case, which will be argued over three days in late March. He did not, however, mention...
  • U.S. Justice Department blocks S.C. voter ID law

    12/28/2011 2:16:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    Myrtlebeach Injury Board ^ | December 28, 2011 10:38 AM | ADAM BEAM
    The U.S. Justice Department has blocked South Carolina’s controversial voter ID law, saying it would prevent black people from voting. It was the first voter ID law to be refused by the federal agency in nearly 20 years. The decision means voters will not have to show a Department of Motor Vehicles-issued driver’s license or photo ID card, a U.S. military ID or a U.S. passport. And it means the state, which says it plans to appeal the decision in court, will spend time and taxpayer dollars on the second such lawsuit during Gov. Nikki Haley’s term.
  • N. Carolina Store Clerk Clocks Armed Robber, Makes Him Wipe-Up His Own Blood

    12/27/2011 3:27:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 28, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "He kind of begged me to let him go. I said 'You tried to rob my store... you're going to jail' " Here's the stills of Mr Mothershead forcing black-n-blue  'Mostafa Handi' to clean up his mess before the cops get there. Yet how could he complain...  back home  under Sharia they'd have cut his freaking hands off. [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican ________________________________________________________ Wizbang   HotAir   The Daily Mail (UK)
  • Dear Santa: Send More Inequality and Less Government, Please

    12/22/2011 7:34:40 PM PST · by billflax · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/22/2011 | Bill Flax
    At Christmas families celebrate a Savior descending to redeem fallen man. Gifts get no bigger, but for holiday fun, let’s right some nagging worldly wrongs. Without claiming to have been good, here’s my Christmas wish list: the world’s first trillionaire. I’d eliminate poverty too, but capitalism in many ways already has. Modern Shepherds and stable boys fare better today materially than anyone except perhaps tax collectors when Christ came. Caesar continues taxing us onerously and decreeing silly burdens, yet despite these barriers to prosperity the luxuries of not long ago continue to become necessities for rich and poor alike. The...
  • Justice Dept. Insists Holder Wasn’t Playing Race Card When He Played Race Card (Video)

    12/20/2011 9:58:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/20/11 | Jim Hoft
    Worst. Administration. Ever. The Justice Department today released a statement insisting Attorney General Eric Holder was not playing the race card when he played the race card in an article published yesterday in The New York Times. Clearly this incompetent Obama official thinks we’re all stupid. Eric Holder needs to go. They won’t own up to their incompetence and think we’re stupid.
  • The Daqduq Disgrace Obama releases a terrorist rather than send him to Gitmo

    12/19/2011 5:37:42 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    One of the most widely photographed acts of President Obama's first year in office was his symbolic pre-dawn salute to the caskets of U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base. In the case of a terrorist named Ali Musa Daqduq, who was released yesterday from U.S. custody in Iraq, the President is letting down those fallen soldiers and their families. Daqduq is a Lebanese national and top Hezbollah operative who in January 2007 masterminded the ambush, kidnapping and murder of five American soldiers in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Arrested by U.S. forces in Basra two months later, Daqduq...
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Press Conference Statements From 12/15/11

    12/16/2011 6:37:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Maricopa County ^ | December 15, 2011 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    NEWS RELEASE Sheriff’s Response to DOJ Letter December 15, 2011 (Maricopa County, AZ) The following statements were made by Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a press conference held on 12/15/11 in response to the 22 page Department of Justice letter received 1 hour prior to DOJ press conference. “Before we get started today, I want to say something to the citizens of Arizona and the rest of the nation. On the surface, it may appear that today’s findings and actions by our federal government are directed towards this Sheriff and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The truth of the matter is...
  • Sheriff Joe responds: I'm no 'whipping boy' for Justice Department

    12/15/2011 9:15:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    Phoenix - Sheriff Joe Arpaio said a scathing U.S. Justice Department report about his office's law enforcement tactics against Latinos marks "a sad day for America as a whole." Billed as America's toughest sheriff, Arpaio struck a defiant tone at a Thursday afternoon news conference in response to the report, which he called a politically motivated attack by the Obama administration that will make Arizona unsafe. (Snip) Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff's office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.
  • Biblical Justice Doesn't Mean Government Handouts

    12/14/2011 4:46:45 AM PST · by billflax · 13 replies
    RealClearReligion ^ | 12/13/2011 | Bill Flax
    Many passages in Holy Scriptures implore rulers to treat the poor fairly. It is only a slight exaggeration to suggest God measures nations largely by justice towards "the least of these." Is charity best dispensed publicly through a secular state or privately by churches? Does Washington really not do enough? Let's not confuse justice with grace. Despite the demagoguery trumpeted every election, America's rich pay almost all our taxes while the less fortunate are net recipients of government largesse. Washington's focus has shifted from defense and foreign affairs into social programs advancing egalitarianism. The federal government's primary endeavor reflects paying...
  • DHS drafts 'environmental justice strategy'

    12/06/2011 6:42:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/11 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlined an "environmental justice strategy" that would review how a variety of DHS activities, from interaction with local governments to granting regulatory permits, affect poor and minority populations. DHS defines environmental justice as "the commitment of the Federal Government . . . to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority populations and low-income populations." Efforts to implement environmental justice will influence "our own operations, financial assistance to state and local governments, and [DHS'] regulatory permitting activities," DHS explained in the draft strategy.
  • Bill Authorizes Martial Law for America

    12/05/2011 10:55:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 27 replies · 3+ views
    A recently passed Senate Bill—the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—grants broad new authority to the Department of Defense (DOD) to arrest and detain civilians who are suspected of being enemies of the state. In any area that the DOD declares to be a “zone of conflict” it would be empowered to apprehend and imprison suspected enemies “for the duration of the conflict.” The Bill explicitly repeals the 1878 Posse Comitatus ban on the use of US troops against civilians within the borders of the United States. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called the expanded authority “absolutely necessary tools for defeating those...
  • Facing Their Last Moments With A Smile: The Chinese Women About To Be Executed For Drug Smuggling

    12/04/2011 11:26:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 04, 2011 | RICK DEWSBURY
    Facing Their Last Moments With A Smile: The Chinese Women About To Be Executed For Drug Smuggling By RICK DEWSBURY 4th December 2011 [Pics in URL] A young woman sits cross-legged on the ground laughing playfully as she is fed a lychee. Another plays cards in pair of baggy pink pyjamas. The moving images could show any group of young women as they go about their daily lives in prison. But just hours - and in some cases minutes - after the pictures were taken, each of the four women were led into a concrete yard and executed.
  • Pit bull destroyed after attack in Bridgewater

    12/03/2011 1:59:25 PM PST · by edzo4 · 33 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | 12-3-11 | Patriot Ledger
    BRIDGEWATER — During 40 years as a veterinarian, Dr. Neal Andelman has removed toys and other items from dogs’ stomachs. But until Thursday, he had never retrieved human body parts, as best the doctor could recall, said Lou Berman, a hospital administrator for the New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater. Thursday afternoon, Andelman operated post mortem on a pit bull that had bitten a Bridgewater woman and swallowed parts of her face. The male pit bull was euthanized and operated upon following a request from the Boston hospital treating the 71-year-old woman, whose face was mauled by the...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser