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  • Breaking… Sr. Law Enforcement Official: Baltimore Mayor Said “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property”

    04/29/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sr. Law Enforcement Official: Baltimore Mayor Said “Let the Protesters Loot, It’s Only Property”A senior Baltimore law enforcement official said the mayor told police officials,“Let them loot. It’s only property.” Via Your World with Neil Cavuto:
  • Principles of constitutionalism: malum in se versus malum prohibitum

    04/29/2015 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In previous essays in this series, I have tried to emphasize that genuine constitutional republican government rests upon a foundation of the rule of law, which restrains government to fulfilling only certain, constitutionally-defined roles. Within legitimate governments, these roles are, in turn, defined by the principles of natural law and should serve to reinforce, rather than to undercut or overrule, the natural rights of the citizens. Our American Constitution was designed by our Founders to operate within this system of limits upon the power of government, as were the governments of the several States through the constitutional stipulations that each...
  • Principles of Constitutionalism: Malum in Se versus Malum Prohibitum

    04/27/2015 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Law, as a principle, should acts to affirm and support natural liberty, rather than oppose it In previous essays in this series, I have tried to emphasize that genuine constitutional republican government rests upon a foundation of the rule of law, which restrains government to fulfilling only certain, constitutionally-defined roles. Within legitimate governments, these roles are, in turn, defined by the principles of natural law and should serve to reinforce, rather than to undercut or overrule, the natural rights of the citizens. Our American Constitution was designed by our Founders to operate within this system of limits upon the power...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • 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. America’s criminal justice...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • An Issue of Supreme Importance for 2016

    04/16/2015 1:10:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 15, 2015 | Allen Mendenhall
    "...................The Senate Judiciary Committee, which conducts hearings on presidential nominees to the High Court, currently consists of 11 Republicans and 9 Democrats. Republicans hold a 54-member majority in the Senate, the governing body that confirms presidential nominees to the Court. If these numbers remain unchanged or only slightly changed under a Republican president, that president would have wide latitude to nominate candidates who have tested and principled commitments to conservatism. Let’s say the presidential election favored a Democrat. A Democratic president could simply replace the departing Justice Ginsburg or Justice Breyer with a jurist in their mold, in effect filling...
  • ‘A Bonhoeffer moment’: Evangelical leaders vow civil disobedience if SCOTUS redefines marriage

    04/08/2015 11:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of Christian leaders have vowed they will not remain silent, as they did following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, promising to take nonviolent direct action if the High Court votes to redefine marriage.The Supreme Court is deciding two separate issues: Whether the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex “marriage” as a constitutional right, and whether states must honor same-sex “marriages” contracted in states that have voted – or, more likely, where an unelected judge has forcibly determined – to redefine marriage.“We believe that the majority of the Court will rule in favor of elevating...
  • Christ Did Not Die in Vain

    04/05/2015 9:38:53 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 7 replies
    Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings ^ | April 5,2015 | Robert Traill
    "If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." — Gal. 2:21."I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then is Christ dead in vain." You have heard of the connection of this verse with the preceding part of the chapter; and of its relation to the scope of the apostle, and to that point of gospel doctrine that he is there proving; and that is, "That a man is not justified by the law, but by Christ, or by faith in him. And this verse contains two arguments, the...
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • MSNBC 'Debate' on Indiana Law: 'Cut His Mic Off!'

    04/01/2015 2:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Guy Benson
    The Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson (with whom I happen to disagree on same-sex marriage) appeared on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program (cough) last night to discuss Indiana's religious freedom law, and the resulting conversation culminated with the host instructing producers to silence Anderson's microphone. End of Discussion: Schultz advances one false or misleading narrative after another, then loses his composure when Anderson (or "Mr. Ryan," as Schultz calls him at one point) replies with rapid-fire factual corrections. Schultz interrupts Anderson's first answer almost immediately to contest the statement that Indiana's law is effectively the same as other RFRAs, including the federal...
  • Wisdom Cries Out-Indiana and Religious Freedom

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)To those who have ears to hear, the situation with the Indiana Religious Freedom Act and the Demagoguery that surrounds it is an ominous omen. It...
  • Economist at Dept. of Labor deletes tweet calling Christians NAZIS over Indiana law

    03/29/2015 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/29/15 | soopermexican
    This is the kind of thing that would get you fired anywhere else, but when the taxpayer is made to pay for these bigots’ paycheck, they usually get a promotion for insulting the American public. She has deleted the tweet which reads, “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana”. Now first off, that’s a run-on sentence. You would think an economist would have a better grasp of the English language. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/economist-at-dept-of-labor-deletes-tweet-calling-christians-nazis-over-indiana-law/#ixzz3VoS8EPdT
  • San Francisco mayor bans publicly-funded travel to Indiana

    03/27/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-2015 | Adam Lerner
    San Francisco prides itself as a tolerant place, but it is closed off to one thing: Indiana. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a Democrat, directed all City Departments under his authority to bar publicly funded travel to the Hoosier State. The decision followed Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign a “religious freedom” bill that critics say effectively sanctions discrimination of LGBT citizens by private businesses. “We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law,” Lee said in a statement. “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Three of Utah's eight death row inmates have CHOSEN to die by firing squad

    03/24/2015 11:34:39 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    It is a macabre choice to make - and almost unique to some inmates on Utah's death row: would you be injected with toxic chemicals, or shot in the heart? But, amid cries of outrage against the southwestern state bringing death by firing quad back into law, almost half of those due to die that way have picked the punishment themselves. Ron Lafferty, who slit the throats of his sister-in-law and her baby daughter in 1984, is one of three who has opted to die by the bullet. Two others in Utah's eight-strong death row have made the same choice,...
  • Ohio Senate Works to Rein in Closed-Door Deals with Private Attorneys

    03/24/2015 1:23:45 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-24-15 | Amy Kjose Anderson
    The Ohio Senate just passed legislation that would require oversight and fee limitations when the state Attorney General hires private attorneys on contingency fee. Where other government-hired servicers are required to submit public proposals and bid for contracts, attorneys have long been able to sidestep this transparency and strike deals out of the public eye. The Ohio legislation, similar to the ALEC Private Attorney Retention Sunshine Act, would put an end to this discrepancy. Since the tobacco litigation of the 1990’s, private attorneys have brought innovative litigation to Attorneys General offices seeking to bring their lawsuits with state authority and...
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Why a Bad Supreme Court Decision May Require Civil Disobedience

    03/23/2015 7:39:40 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 23 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 20 March, 2015 | MATHEW D. STAVER
    The temptation for many will be to cave or compromise. The temptation even for the faithful will be to retreat into our churches and cloisters. In 2004, same-sex “marriage” came to Massachusetts. Contrary to the claim that such laws would usher in an age of “tolerance,” the law immediately became a legal club to beat unwilling participants. Catholic charities bravely refused to place orphans in same-sex homes, because it was contrary to their mission. Unfortunately, they stopped doing adoptions in the state. This cannot be our precedent. What they should have done is to say, “We are called to place...
  • US State Dept posts photo touting Sharia over “man made law”

    03/15/2015 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Screen shot 2015-03-13 at 09.38.36.jpgThe U.S. State Department clearly has a firm grasp of the reality of the jihad threat. Of course, it is bound as a matter of policy to deny and downplay that threat, so gaffes like this are bound to happen. “Internet gaffe by US government as UK extremist’s sharia law photo used in free speech ad,” by Martin Beckford and Abul Taher, Daily Mail, March 15, 2015: The US government has made a bizarre internet gaffe by posting a British Muslim extremist’s photograph of veiled women calling for sharia law, citing it as an inspirational example...
  • Exclusive — Scott Walker: Loretta Lynch ‘Not Fit To Serve’ As Attorney General

    03/13/2015 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, is unfit to be the nation’s top lawyer because of her support for executive amnesty and other positions she’s taken, the governor’s spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski tells Breitbart News.“Given Loretta Lynch’s failure to commit to protect Americans from the president’s lawless executive overreach, that even he said nearly two dozen times, she is not fit to serve as the nation’s Attorney General,” Kukowski said in an email.Walker is in New Hampshire,the first in the nation primary state,on Friday, meeting with—among other—former Sen. Scott Brown(R-MA)—who narrowly lost to Sen....
  • On the Origin, Essence and Purpose of Law

    03/10/2015 2:19:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2015 | STEVEN JONATHAN RUMMELSBURG
    Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Angelic Doctor The grammar of existence is bound up in the Law and it is and always has been for us to read reality rightly, to hear rightly, to speak rightly, and with human reason to discover the law by which we are to live if we are to live out our intended purpose. There is no conversation more necessary in the present age than the dialogue on the meaning of law. It is in manÂ’s nature to bind himself to principles in the form of rules that guide human action. These rules are the laws...
  • Up to 44 years for man in fatal Pittsburgh police dog stabbing

    03/10/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | uncredited
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing a Pittsburgh police dog has been sentenced to 17 years, 9 months to 44 years in prison. A judge said Tuesday that John Lewis Rush must also serve 8 years of probation following his release. Channel 11's Jennifer Tomazic reports the judge sentenced John Rush on each charge and the sentence will run consecutively. The 22-year-old Stowe Township resident was convicted in December of torturing a police animal, aggravated assault on the dog's handler, who was stabbed in a shoulder, and three other officers and other offenses. Police say Rush stabbed the dog in...
  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 6:54:44 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 78 replies
    Barbwire ^ | March 4, 2015
    Montgomery, AL – In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of Alabama in a 7-1 decision has affirmed natural marriage and ordered Alabama’s probate judges to immediately stop issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling represents a significant shift of momentum in the same-sex marriage agenda, and is a direct challenge to the orders of U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade, who in January purported to overturn Alabama’s marriage laws. The ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court offers the most forceful and clearly articulated rebuttal to date of the imaginative arguments for same-sex “marriage” employed by federal courts....
  • Obama Believes He Alone Is The Law In America

    03/02/2015 7:32:43 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 66 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 2/27/15 | IBD Editorial
    While speaking at a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Florida International University, President Obama clearly indicated that he believes he is the final authority on law in this country. He will not tolerate dissent. "If Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I'm doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I'm absolutely confident that what we're doing is the right thing to do," he told a group organized by Democratic Rep. Jose Diaz-Balart.
  • With Declining Recidivism Rates, South Carolina Closes Minimum Security Prison

    02/27/2015 10:43:47 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 1 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-27-15 | Paige Lafortune
    South Carolina announced Tuesday, February 25th that the state would be closing a minimum security prison. This will be the second minimum security prison closing in South Carolina within a year, and is the result of declining recidivism rates—the rate at which offenders relapse into criminal behavior. In 2010, South Carolina passed significant criminal justice reforms following the suggestions of the South Carolina Sentencing Reform Commission, established to address the high recidivism rates, large prison populations and growing correctional costs. The South Carolina legislature passed the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010 to address the identified issues....
  • Jordanian Attorney: "We Have A Problem" In Islam

    02/19/2015 5:14:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Enough is enough. It is time to speak out. "Islam is innocent” is an incomplete sentence. Introspection is needed, for, if we shy away from reality, the alternative will be more images like those we witnessed last Tuesday night, when brave Lt. Muath Al Kasasbeh was burnt to death in a cage.
  • Lina Greenhouse is wrong about King v. Burwell

    02/10/2015 9:20:13 PM PST · by Howard Slugh · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/10/2015 | Howard Slugh
    Linda Greenhouse, a New York Times Supreme Court reporter, stunningly suggests in a recent article that the justices need to be scolded into “reading the briefs” in a pending case. She concludes with an astonishing rhetorical flourish: Like Lucille Ball, the Court will “have a great deal of explaining to do” if it fails to rule in the manner she suggests. It takes a lot of chutzpah to admonish the Supreme Court in such fashion. If someone is going to do so, she had better make certain that her facts are correct, and that her legal arguments are unimpeachable. Unfortunately,...
  • Increase Juror Participation by Updating Jury Wage Laws

    02/05/2015 3:02:02 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 20 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-5-15 | Amy Kjose Anderson
    Last week, jury selection began in the case against James Holmes for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. Deliberations on jury selection alone could last until May or June and trial could last another five months. The jurors chosen will have to grapple with intense emotional and legal questions over this extended period of time. And because of Colorado’s outdated jury wage laws, the jurors may also have to face significant financial stress. In lengthy trials, Colorado law only offers $50 per day to jurors, many of whom may have to rely on this compensation instead of their salaries or...
  • Freedom Fighter Net #6: The Rule of Law

    02/03/2015 12:14:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 01/03/2015 | DON CLINE
    Yep. I'm PIMPING A BLOG! Don is probably a cousin of mine, haven't exactly sorted out all the begats and begots. If I'm correct in my research his direct ancestor Abraham Honaker made the gorgeous flintlock rifle I've talked about in other threads. Don just uploaded this video, it's worth watching. Don is another old curmudgeon, and us curmudgeons stick together, blood kin or not.
  • 18 Million New Foreign Workers Since 2009. FOIA'd govt data exposes shadow immigration system

    02/02/2015 2:49:32 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 22 replies
    Federal Government Issued Nearly 5.5 Million Work Permits to Foreign Nationals Since 2009 More than 5.46 million foreign nationals received work permits from the federal government since 2009, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. Data uncovered from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency reveal that approximately 982,000 work permits were given to illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals unqualified for admission, most of whom crossed the border without inspection http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/397713/report-federal-government-issued-nearly-55-million-work-permits-foreign-nationals-2009 The remarkable number of work permits granted by the federal government to law-breaking aliens better explains how all net jobs growth since 2007 has...
  • Resist the Lynch Nomination

    01/30/2015 5:59:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/30/15 | National Review Editors
    ......just days after the American electorate gave Republicans strong majorities in both chambers of Congress, President Obama thumbed his nose at several million voters by issuing an executive order effectively granting amnesty to 5 million–plus immigrants residing in the United States illegally. That lawless action was, naturally, supported by Attorney General Eric Holder, whose primary contribution as head of the Department of Justice for six years has been to grant specious legal imprimatur to the president’s various usurpations of legislative power. Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, nominated to be Mr. Holder’s replacement, has proven...
  • California’s Scrambled Eggs

    01/28/2015 7:24:39 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 65 replies
    California has a way of living up to the worst regulatory expectations, as grocery shoppers across the country are discovering. The state’s latest animal-rights march is levying a punishing new food tax on the nation’s poor. Egg prices are soaring in California, where the USDA says the average price for a dozen jumbo eggs is $3.16, up from $1.18 a dozen a year ago, and in some parts of the state it’s more than $5. (SNIP) The state legislature realized this would put home-state farmers at a disadvantage, so in 2010 it compounded the problem by requiring that eggs imported...
  • Man Files Religious Discrimination Complaint Over Bakery’s Refusal to Make Anti-Gay Cake

    01/20/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    reason.com ^ | 1/20/15 | Scott Shackford
    It was only a matter of time before it actually happened. In Colorado, where Masterpiece Cakeshop has been cited by the state for refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples, a man has filed a complaint with the state that a different bakery has refused to make him a cake, violating public accommodation laws. In this case, though, the man claims religious discrimination for a bakery's refusal to make a cake that's not quite so love-affirming. ...."He wanted us to write God hates …" she trails. "Just really radical stuff against gays." "He wouldn't allow me to make a...
  • Muslim Imam: ‘Don‘T Trust The Cops? Call Me’ [NYC Pre-Sharia IGNORED by American media]

    01/20/2015 4:35:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    DON'T trust the cops? Call the “peace” patrol. A Muslim preacher in The Bronx is behind the Community Peace Patrol Officers — a neighborhood-watch group that helps teenagers who don’t want to listen to police. “There are lots of times where kids don’t like law enforcement because they were born and raised in a situation where ­[police] are their enemies,” said Sheikh Moussa Drammeh.
  • BAN THE BURKA NOW! - vanity

    01/07/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 31 replies
    self | 1/7/15 | self
    It's time to ban the burka in the US now. Which one of the new congress people will stand up and sponsor a bill. Will all good men be quiet now?
  • N.D. Supreme Court refuses to rehear medication abortion law

    01/07/2015 5:24:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WDAZ ^ | 1.7.05 | orum Staff Report
    BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court has declined to rehear arguments against their ruling that upheld a state law passed in 2011 that limits drug-induced abortions. The state’s only abortion clinic petitioned the high court for a rehearing in November to clarify what it called ambiguities in the effects of House Bill 1297. The bill makes it illegal for doctors to provide medication abortions unless they have a contract with another doctor who has admitting privileges at an area hospital.
  • The ABSOLUTE Most Incredible Way to go Through a Police Checkpoint

    01/03/2015 10:39:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    Sure News ^ | December 29, 2014
    I am 100% getting mine today
  • Chinese Businessman Sentenced to 13 Years in Jail for Eating Three Tigers

    12/31/2014 12:32:25 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    BEIJING – A Chinese businessman was sentenced to 13 years in prison for eating three tigers, one of the most endangered species on earth, reported the official news agency Xinhua. The ruling was made Monday by the Qinzhou Intermediate People’s Court in Guangxi. The condemned, a real estate magnate, known only as Xu, bought the three tigers that were killed in the months of March, April and May in 2013, at a price of around $70,900 each. The first tiger was killed by electric shocks on March 13 last year after which he prepared a banquet in a hotel where...
  • Ohio Leads the Way on Criminal Intent Reform

    12/31/2014 8:45:52 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/30/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Recently passed legislation will make Ohio become the first state in the country to require that a person’s state of mind be a key element of any criminal prosecution. It does this by making criminal intent a default requirement for prosecutions in any newly-enacted crimes, although legislators can dispense with the requirement in a particular proposal. More than simply establishing a default going forward, however, the legislation voids any law that does not require prosecutors to show criminal intent, and requires a review of current criminal offenses. Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly passed the bill unanimously and the...
  • Why America is exceptional

    12/30/2014 12:06:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | David Deming
    There is a debate in this country over whether or not our schools should teach American exceptionalism. Few people, however, seem to understand what American exceptionalism is. It has nothing to do with democracy. Many countries have democratic elections. Neither is exceptionalism a claim of supremacy. Americans do not claim to be better than people living in other countries. Exceptionalism does not refer to superiority in wealth, status or any of the other advantages derived from civilization. The United States has high economic productivity, good schools, technologically advanced infrastructure and a high standard of living. Still, so do many other...
  • Russell Pearce's Immigration Law Led to Boycotts of Arizona and Ended His Career. He's Not Sorry.

    12/23/2014 10:05:29 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | J. Weston Phippen
    Before he was recalled in 2011, Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce was arguably the most powerful man in Arizona politics. Elected in 2000 to represent Mesa, Pearce was known primarily for his efforts aimed at undocumented immigrants, most notably Senate Bill 1070. (SNIP) Prop 100—passed by 78 percent. [Proposition 100 denied bond to undocumented immigrants. It was later ruled unconstitutional.] Prop 200—passed by almost 60 percent. [Proposition 200 partly required proof of citizenship to vote in state and federal elections. Portions of it were also struck down.] Employer sanctions—overwhelmingly supported; S.B. 1070—supported by over 73 percent. Tell me what...
  • Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Declares Being Transgendered To Be A ‘Civil Right’

    12/21/2014 5:22:01 PM PST · by walford · 47 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 12/19/2014 | NTEB News Desk
    Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 WARNING! Protecting Pedophiles Will Be Next: NYT writer:...
  • The Messiah Was Made Under The LAw...a nativity sermon pt 5

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)When God became a man, He put himself under the law. In every sense possible Jesus was yoked underneath the heavy load of the Law of God. The entire moral, sacrificial and ritual law were placed upon the MEssiah from birth. At the very beginning we are told of Jesus’ circumcision. He too was circumcised the eighth day according to the Law...
  • UCLA law professor learns Ferguson-related exam question is taboo

    12/12/2014 3:24:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2014 | Maxim Lott
    Law school exams often present legal conundrums ripped from headlines of the day, but one UCLA law professor is apologizing for basing a test question on what is apparently a taboo subject -- the fallout from the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo. Professor Robert Goldstein said the exam question was designed to test students’ ability to analyze the line between free speech and inciting violence. It cited a report about how Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, shouted, “Burn this bitch down!” after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the...
  • The Feminist Power Grab

    12/10/2014 7:23:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Nine males were accused of being part of a heinous rape. The alleged injustice fomented a mob mentality. An enraged community wanted to skip any talk of a serious investigation, never mind a trial, and go straight to the punishment. I’m not talking about the now-discredited allegations against fraternity members at the University of Virginia, but of the legendary case of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers falsely accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. Despite testimony from one of the women that she had made up the whole thing, the Scottsboro Boys were convicted in trial after trial. All...
  • Today I Stopped Caring

    12/09/2014 5:51:29 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 119 replies
    NYC Fire Wire ^ | 12/7/2014 | Lt. Daniel Furseth
    Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted. I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them...
  • Protesting Law and Order

    12/08/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    I worry that too many Americans fail to respect the police who put their lives on the line to protect them. They are not the enemy. The criminals are. I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was...
  • The College Rape Overcorrection

    12/08/2014 1:14:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | December 7, 2014 | Emily Yoffe
    ".....Any woman who is raped, on campus or off, deserves a fair and thorough investigation of her claim, and those found guilty should be punished. But the new rules—rules often put in place hastily and in response to the idea of a rape epidemic on campus—have left some young men saying they are the ones who have been victimized. They are starting to push back. In the past three years, men found responsible for sexual assault on campus have filed more than three dozen cases against schools. They argue that their due process rights have been violated and say they...
  • White House: When Obama said he changed the law on immigration, he was speaking “colloquially”

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    After this, the word “colloquially” should be added to the definition of “Kinsleyan gaffe” — i.e. when a politician accidentally tells the truth … colloquially. That’s what Obama did last week when he shooed away a heckler by casually reassuring him that he had changed the law on immigration — which was true. With Congress unwilling to impeach and the next president unlikely for political reasons to cancel Obama’s order, his amnesty will survive as the de facto law of the land until either conservatives win the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate or the two parties...
  • Court ruling challenges Obama immigration action

    12/02/2014 3:39:10 PM PST · by T Ruth · 19 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12/2/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a ruling that could short-circuit one of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a federal court has allowed U.S. tech workers to challenge extensions of foreign laborers’ status here. The case of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has “major implications” for the president’s ability to expand the number of work visas and the terms or durations of those visas, said Dale Wilcox, executive director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute. * * * Gene Nelson, a longtime activist for U.S. tech workers’ rights, estimates that downward wage pressures by...