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  • The shameful decision to parole Herman Bell

    03/14/2018 5:43:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | March 14, 2018 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Itís hard to put into words just how appalling it is that the New York Board of Parole has ordered a domestic terrorist and serial cop-killer turned loose.</p> <p>Itís a decision so indefensible that a former parole board chairman ó now an advocate for inmates ó says he was shocked.</p>
  • O.J. Simpson not welcome in Florida, state AG says

    09/29/2017 4:44:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | AP
    Florida's top law enforcement officer said Friday that there is "no justification" for O.J. Simpson to return to the Sunshine State after he is released from a Nevada prison, a move that could take place as early as Monday. In a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones, state Attorney General Pam Bondi instructed Jones to notify Nevada authorities that Florida "objects" to Simpson serving his parole there. "Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson's background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which...
  • Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole

    09/07/2017 2:29:29 PM PDT · by HotKat · 36 replies
    Leslie Van Houten, a former Charles Manson follower who killed for the mass murderer in 1969, has been granted parole in California. Van Houten, the youngest of Mansonís followers, was scheduled to appear before a parole panel for the 21st time on Wednesday. She was 19 when she took part in a series of murders during the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown now has a 120-day period to affirm, reverse or take no action on the decision.
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole; Brown must make final decision

    09/06/2017 3:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/06/2017 | Matt Hamilton
    The youngest of Manson's followers, Van Houten has been considered the least blameworthy member of the group and has been portrayed by supporters as a misguided teen under the influence of LSD on the night of the slayings. A former homecoming queen from Monrovia, she did not join in the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, and four others at the Benedict Canyon home that Tate was renting. But the following day, Van Houten was part of a group that stormed into the LaBiancas' home in Los Feliz. As Charles "Tex"...
  • An apologetic O.J. Simpson is granted parole, to be released in October

    07/20/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies
    washingtion post ^ | July 20, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    After nearly nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson was granted his freedom Thursday by four members of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners and will leave prison on or after Oct. 1.
  • Hereís where and when to watch O.J. Simpsonís parole hearing [Decision announced: OJ is PAROLED]

    07/20/2017 8:37:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steven Rosenberg
    Is O.J. Simpsonís time behind bars coming to an end? The Nevada parole hearing that will decide his fate will be broadcast live beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, and itís a good bet that much of America will be tuning in to see what happens... The 10 a.m. hearing will be available to broadcast outlets and as a live stream, and since the hearing is expected to last a half-hour at most, expect just about every cable news network and most network-affiliated broadcast stations to carry it. Due to Simpsonís athletic accomplishments, ESPN is among the cable outlets...
  • OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash..

    02/27/2017 2:55:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | FORREST HANSON
    Full Title: OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash in on multi-million NFL pension OJ Simpson may be released from prison as early as this October, after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence. October 1 is the earliest possible parole date the 69-year-old former NFL star. It is expected that a parole board will recommend his release due to good behavior, the Sunday Express reported. Simpson has been serving a nine-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He was found guilty in 2008 of 12 counts including kidnapping,...
  • Legal expert says O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this summer

    02/14/2017 12:43:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Simpson has served eight years of a 33-year sentence O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008 after being sentenced to 33 years in prison, all stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas hotel room from which Simpson attempted to forcefully reclaim memorabilia. The former Bills star and Hall of Fame running back, now 70, was charged with and found guilty on 12 counts, including conspiracy, burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. This summer, he may get out early. According to analysis from Sports Illustrated legal analyst and University of New...
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    Itís hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole boardís recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Bullish · 37 replies
    Via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/22/2016 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled. ďWhen considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,Ē Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.
  • Parole approved for Charles Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten

    04/14/2016 5:09:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14 2016 | Associated Press
    CHINO, Calif. -- A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. The decision will now undergo administrative review by the Board of Parole Hearings. If upheld it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has the final word on whether the now-66-year-old Van Houten is released from the California Institution for Women in Chino. Brown previously blocked the parole of former Manson follower Bruce Davis, citing the gravity of his offenses and his refusal to...
  • Stinging Indictment of Law School Professors

    02/29/2016 11:26:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 27, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps law professors should confine themselves to explaining the law to their students and showing how it works based upon the best evidence available. "The American legal professoriate has tirelessly pursued an expose' of American sentencing policy as unjustly harsh," George Mason University Law School professor Craig Lerner wrote last year in an article which appeared in the Wisconsin Law Review. "If Exhibit A in this critique is the persistence of the death penalty on American soil, Exhibit B has become the prevalence of LWOP [life without parole] sentencesóand not simply the prevalence, but the haphazard and irrational nature with...
  • Huckabee Takes Aim at Carson: ‚ÄėI Never Hit My Mom With A Hammer or Stabbed Anybody‚Äô

    11/09/2015 9:37:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúMorning Joe,‚ÄĚ Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) took a dig at his opponent Dr. Ben Carson, who is under scrutiny amid the suggestion of discrepancies in the details of his past. Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, ‚ÄúSo just curious, I mentioned Ben Carson because we‚Äôve focused a lot on him this morning and some of the discrepancies that have come out of his memoir. I‚Äôm wondering if any of the books you‚Äôve written were put under the same scrutiny, would they find voids and holes and does that matter in terms of character and honesty?‚ÄĚ...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. Ė After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Freed on Parole, May Be in Bay Area

    08/07/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The second of three convicts in the infamous Chowchilla kidnapping is a free man and believed to be in the Bay Area. James Schoenfeld, 63, who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was released on parole Friday after nearly 40 years in prison. Schoenfeld was freed from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed the parole to go ahead a week ago, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. He is expected to join his brother, Richard, who was paroled last year....
  • Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obamaís Parole Board

    07/28/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nationís pressureówitnessed firsthand by Judicial Watchóto release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obamaís special Guantanamo parole board? The terrorist is a Kuwaiti national named Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari and heís been a prisoner at the U.S. military compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. His Department of Defense (DOD) file says he has a history of participating in violent militant Islamic activities, poses a high-risk threat to the United States, has numerous connections to senior Al Qaeda members and was...
  • Cop-killerís sister writes to board, asks that he not be paroled (NM)

    03/12/2015 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 12, 2015 | Patrick Lohmann
    The state parole board has received 500 letters in anticipation of a hearing today over whether convicted cop-killer Joel Lee Compton will be released from prison. But to the widow of Albuquerque police officer Gerald Cline Ė who Compton shot and killed 32 years ago Ė one particular letter stands out. ďWe were very touched, and we appreciate it,Ē said Yolanda Cline. ďYouíre not defined by what your relatives did. You canít choose them.Ē In fewer than 200 words, Sharron Compton, sister of Joel Lee Compton, spells out why her brother should not be released from prison despite three decades...