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  • France Is Scrambling To Close 160 Questionable Mosques

    12/06/2015 5:51:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/03/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    French authorities have closed down three mosques since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, and there are many more to come. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will show no mercy toward radical mosques as long as France is in a state of emergency. The third mosque was shut down Wednesday after police found "jihadist documents" during a raid east of Paris. **SNIP** "According to official figures and our discussions with the interior ministry, between 100 and 160 more mosques will be closed because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred or use takfiri speech," El Alaoui told...
  • Consulting Firm With Clinton Ties Denies Influencing State Department Policy (Teneo)

    11/07/2015 2:06:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/06/15 | Amy Chozick
    The head of a consulting firm founded by one of Bill Clinton's closest aides pushed back against allegations by Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the firm had undue influence on Hillary Rodham Clinton's diplomatic work. In a letter to the committee in October, Declan Kelly, the Irish-born chief executive of the firm, Teneo, responded to questions about an agreement that permitted Huma Abedin, one of Mrs. Clinton's closest aides and the vice chairwoman of her campaign, to receive income both from her position at the State Department and as...
  • Clinton charity WILL refile two years of tax returns over errors - after trying to get out of it

    11/05/2015 2:01:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    An offshoot of the Clinton Foundation has announced plans to resubmit its federal tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service, reversing an earlier decision against such a move. The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which offers HIV/AIDS treatment and vaccination programs, had decided on Monday that its 2012 and 2013 990 forms had only minor errors that do not require them to be refiled with the IRS. In the wake of media criticism, however, the group changed its mind again on Wednesday. 'As previously stated, the minor errors on the 2012 and 2013 CHAI 990s are immaterial and do not require...
  • A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say

    04/05/2015 3:01:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/27/15
    Ricardo Nunez was trimming a tree outside his Echo Park home on a Sunday morning last month when a white truck pulled up and a person inside opened fire, killing the 35-year-old father. Ray Martinez, the LAPD detective investigating the case, is seeing fewer such fatal drive-by shootings. When Martinez goes behind the yellow tape, he's more commonly working on cases where a gunman has walked straight up to the victim — a walk-up shooting. As gang culture has become less overt, the killings have become more targeted — and at the same time more chilling. "They get to see...
  • Feds probe NYC civil court following Silver’s arrest (can you say kickback?)

    02/01/2015 5:33:39 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 2/1/15 | Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein and Susan Edelman
    The American Tort Reform Assn calls NYC's asbestos court the nation’s top “judicial hellhole”. Silver has been blocking tort-reform bills for decades. Silver's arrest centers on his no-show legal work for asbestos-profiteer, Weitz and Luxemberg, (as well as millions in bribes and kickbacks from fixing real-estate cases)..... judges with ties to Silver and his lifelong pal, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, presided over the cases. Silver was “of counsel” to Weitz & Luxemberg which earned unusual fast-track “red-carpet treatment” “better judges” and first dibs on jurors. Sherry Klein Heitler, the chief asbestos judge (at...
  • Discomfort is necessary to bring change, protesters say

    01/01/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/01/15 | Evan Allen
    Brenden LaRosa showed up to protest during First Night festivities with a message: Americans must talk to each other about race and policing, no matter how hard — or how unpopular — the conversation is. “We almost want people to feel uncomfortable. Then you’re forced to answer this question, and you’re forced to question the way you feel about it,” said the 19-year-old from Everett, who joined other demonstrators Wednesday evening in Copley Square. He estimated that he has been to five protests against the recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in...
  • Washington braces for results of Senate investigation of CIA practices (violent protests?)

    11/09/2014 3:27:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/09/14 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON — After six years and a $40-million investigation, the Democratic-led Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release conclusions this month from its controversial probe of CIA detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects overseas during the George W. Bush administration. The partly redacted report is likely to renew the national debate over now-banned techniques that critics decried as torture and which supporters insist were necessary to stop further terrorist plots after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. embassies in the Middle East, North Africa and other parts of the Islamic world have been told to prepare for the possibility...
  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race ‘healers’ won’t descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • Hearings first step to firing educators (cheating Atlanta perps hard to get rid of)

    03/10/2012 7:31:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/09/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Hearings first step to firing educators9 accused Atlanta educators to go before tribunals next week By Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:38 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 Atlanta Public Schools next week will hold the first in a series of hearings necessary to fire educators accused of cheating, the district confirmed Thursday. After months of delay and millions spent in payroll and legal expenses, nine educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system’s widespread test cheating are scheduled to go before a tribunal. For the school district, it’s a chance to bring resolution to a case...
  • Many in U.S. (one third) Are Arrested by Age 23, Study Finds

    12/20/2011 5:00:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/19/11 | ERICA GOODE
    Many in U.S. Are Arrested by Age 23, Study FindsBy ERICA GOODE Published: December 19, 2011 By age 23, almost a third of Americans have been arrested for a crime, according to a new study that researchers say is a measure of growing exposure to the criminal justice system in everyday life. The study, the first since the 1960s to look at the arrest histories of a national sample of adolescents and young adults over time, found that 30.2 percent of the 23-year-olds who participated reported having been arrested for an offense other than a minor traffic violation. That figure...
  • Occupy Seattle leaves behind big mess for Seattle parks workers (shovel-ready jobs)

    10/13/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KIRO TV ^ | 10/11/11 | Chris Egert
    Occupy Seattle leaves behind big mess for Seattle parks workersChris Egert KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Updated: 12:35 pm PDT October 11, 2011 SEATTLE -- Should Occupy Seattle protesters have to clean up after themselves? A KIRO 7 overnight news crew shot video of some of the mess left behind in Westlake Park. City Parks and Recreation crews have spent mornings cleaning up from 11 days of Occupy Seattle demonstrations. Along with rain-soaked signs, KIRO 7 crews counted at least four parks workers taking every sign and piece of tape off the columns at Westlake Park. The garbage has filled about...
  • Occupy Wall Street does have a message (“We are out here. Hear us, see us. Pay attention.”)

    10/13/2011 4:45:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 10/13/11
    Occupy Wall Street does have a messageBy The Kansas City Star Last updated on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:12 am **SNIP** “I think what they’re doing is lobbying in an unorthodox way,” said U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, who observed the protests in New York over the weekend. “The main message is: ‘We are tired of allowing the federal government to lean toward the wealthy.’” There is no denying that a vast segment of Congress is beholden to policies that favor wealthy corporations and financial interests and very rich individuals — exactly the interests that are...
  • Westboro Baptists to protest Clouse children funerals

    03/11/2011 4:26:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    FOX43 ^ | March 11, 2011 | Paul Smith
    TOPEKA, KANSAS Showing no discernible limit to their insensitivity, and seemingly eager to puff out their chests in the wake of their recent Supreme Court victory, the Westboro Baptist Church issued a press release stating they plan to protest at the funeral of the seven Clouse children killed in a tragic fire in Perry County this week. The release is full of bluster over their Supreme Court victory and claims the fire was a result of God's wrath for Pennsylvania. After all, isn't that where the man who sued them for protesting his son's funeral and inititiated a landmark free...
  • 'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House members

    01/17/2011 4:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/11 | Jerry Markon and R. Jeffrey Smith
    'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House membersBy Jerry Markon and R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, January 17, 2011; 12:19 AM A constitutional clash over whether House members are immune from many forms of Justice Department scrutiny has helped derail or slow several recent corruption investigations of lawmakers, according to court documents and sources. At issue is a provision in the Constitution known as the "speech or debate" clause, which shields legislative work from executive branch interference. House members have increasingly asserted the privilege in corruption probes, often citing a 2007 court ruling that said...
  • Greenpeace: "We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many..."

    01/09/2011 9:23:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Greenpeace ^ | 4/01/10 | Gene
    “Let's talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like. "If you're one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this: We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.”
  • Demonizing Wall Street, then a big Dow drop...coincidence?

    05/08/2010 11:11:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,142+ views
    Quincy Ilinois News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Coco Letterman
    Somewhere – wherever his eternal home is – Dick Nixon is smiling today. He pulled a lot of shady, underhanded, illegal stuff in his life. But he’s potentially giving the Commander in Chief props today. On Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange was brought to its knees by what many reports are saying was “one stray trade” or “one mistakenly stroked key” on a keyboard. Investigators are trying to find the singular cause of the problem that caused the largest point swing in the history of investments. On Thursday afternoon, CNBC’s Money Honey, Maria Bartiromo, said, “I mean this really...
  • The Jeffersons can stop fretting about their reputation (Mose - brother of Billy Jeff D-La, felon)

    11/15/2009 7:18:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 486+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/15/09 | Stephanie Grace
    The Jeffersons can stop fretting about their reputation: Stephanie GraceBy Stephanie Grace, The Times-Picayune November 15, 2009, 5:36AM Mose Jefferson, convicted brother of a convicted former congressman, recently asked a federal judge to delay his Dec. 10 sentencing for one crime so as not to prejudice potential jurors in his Jan. 25 trial on allegations of another, which is related to neither his nor his famous sibling's prior indictment. At this point, you've got to wonder: Why bother? **SNIP** What she didn't say is that timing really doesn't matter, because any damage to the collective Jefferson reputation is already done....
  • U.S., Iran move closer to nuclear deal (Hussein's, peace be with him, Nobel on the line)

    10/21/2009 9:01:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 808+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/22/09 | Borzou Daragahi
    U.S., Iran move closer to nuclear dealRegional security concerns and diplomacy clear a path to a multinational agreement in which Tehran would transfer its nuclear material abroad to be processed for medical purposes. By Borzou Daragahi October 22, 2009 Reporting from Beirut - Deft diplomacy and regional security woes are driving Tehran and Washington toward a deal on Iran's nuclear program, experts say, illustrated by movement Wednesday in talks to transfer most of the Islamic Republic's fissile material abroad to be processed for medical uses. For three decades, Iran and the U.S. have been locked in a frustrating diplomatic flirtation....
  • Dems to reveal how they'll pay for healthcare (Shhhh - for now it's still a secret)

    07/06/2009 5:08:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/06/09 | Mike Soraghan
    Dems to reveal how they'll pay for healthcareBy Mike Soraghan Posted: 07/06/09 05:17 PM [ET] By the end of this week, House Democrats may have answered the biggest question looming in the healthcare debate – how they plan to pay for their overhaul. Leadership aides say they will introduce a bill by Thursday or Friday, in preparation for votes in committee next week. And that bill, they say, will include a way to pay for the bill. “It is premature to point to any specific provision, but the House is committed to ensure that healthcare reform is paid for,” said...
  • Groups want ethics probe of Murtha, others (Visclosky, Moran & PMA Group)

    05/10/2009 6:50:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/02/09 | Sean Lengell
    Groups want ethics probe of Murtha, othersBy Sean Lengell Saturday, May 2, 2009 Four political watchdog groups that typically support Democratic causes want a congressional ethics panel to probe ties between three House Democrats and the defunct Washington lobbying firm, the PMA Group, which benefited from the lawmakers' help. In a letter Thursday to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, the groups Common Cause, Public Citizen, Democracy 21 and U.S. PIRG asked for the panel to investigate whether Reps. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, Peter J. Visclosky of Indiana and James P. Moran of Virginia were influenced by...
  • Catastrophic Climate Future: Are We That Stupid? (LiveScience.com, no. Algore, yes...)

    05/01/2009 9:54:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 683+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/29/09 | Andrea Thompson
    Catastrophic Climate Future: Are We That Stupid?Andrea Thompson Senior Writer LiveScience.com Wed Apr 29, 1:11 pm ET Most of us have heard the predictions: the meltdown of Arctic sea ice and mountain-top glaciers; extinction of species ranging from polar bears to coral reefs; catastrophic sea level rise that could eventually force the relocation of millions of coastal residents. Heat waves, malnutrition and famine, and wildfires would also be a greater risk to human communities if carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere are allowed to rise too high. Specifically, these could be the characteristics of a world where carbon dioxide has...
  • Are 1 in 4 children going to be sexually abused?

    06/15/2008 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Conservababe · 123 replies · 170+ views
    I have been told by a social worker that 1 in 4 children will be sexually abused by the time they are 18 years old. She is offering no proof to back up her numbers other than one advocacy website. I simply do NOT believe these numbers.
  • Bill would banish teachers who abuse (never to teach again anywhere in this country)

    04/20/2008 12:07:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 68+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 4/18/08 | Steven K. Paulson
    Bill would banish teachers who abuseBy Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press Friday, April 18, 2008 With no debate and no dissent, the Colorado House gave initial approval Friday to a bill that would require teachers convicted of child abuse or unlawful sexual behavior to agree never to teach again anywhere in this country. One lawmaker read a long list of accusations against teachers in Colorado for assaulting children, then noted those cases occurred in just one month. **SNIP** She said school districts do background checks when teachers are hired, but the state currently has no way to determine whether teachers...
  • Teacher Misconduct Cases in Florida - more than 4,000 investigated (Search your state)

    01/05/2008 7:09:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,362+ views
    WCTV ^ | 1/03/08 | Chris Casquejo
    Teacher Misconduct Cases in FloridaLast Updated: 6:44 PM Jan 3, 2008 Reporter: Chris Casquejo Last school year, more than 4,000 teachers in Florida were investigated for misconduct, but just 300 disciplinary actions show up on a state website. The numbers do little to comfort parents. “Anything that’s inappropriate with a child should be taken care of. They should be barred by the school board where they should not be able to teach again,” says Shelley Gandy. Key lawmakers say the days of quietly firing a bad teacher are over. A Senate study on teacher misconduct found that some Florida school...
  • Caption Democratic voters waiting in line to be spayed - er - sprayed...

    11/11/2007 8:22:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/07
    Olympia Police officers pepper spray protesters lined up at the Port of Olympia, Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2007, in Olympia, Wash. At least 12 people have been arrested today as protests of military-cargo shipments from the Port of Olympia moved to downtown and the Plum Street entrance to Interstate 5, according to the The Olympian. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Tony Overman)
  • Senator aided fraud, court told (Shepherd laundered cash, endorsed William Jefferson D-La)

    10/24/2007 5:08:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 93+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/23/07 | Gordon Russell
    Senator aided fraud, court toldShepherd laundered cash, FBI agent says Tuesday, October 23, 2007 By Gordon Russell An FBI agent testified in open court Monday that state Sen. Derrick Shepherd helped a twice-convicted felon launder nearly $141,000 in fraudulently generated bond fees last year, keeping close to half the money as part of the arrangement. Shepherd was easily re-elected to the state Senate on Saturday, winning 61 percent of the vote. Last year, he finished a strong third in a 2006 run for Congress and then endorsed the embattled incumbent, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, helping him secure a ninth term....
  • Auditor under fire reaps big profits (Sen. Dianne Feinstein's D-CA hubby Richard Blum)

    08/03/2007 4:41:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 845+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/03/07 | David Whitney
    Auditor under fire reaps big profitsFirm has been criticized for rejecting many hospital Medicare claims in state. By David Whitney - Bee Washington Bureau Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, August 3, 2007 WASHINGTON -- PRG-Schultz International, the Atlanta auditing company under fire for its sweeping rejection of claims for California Medicare patients cared for by rehabilitation hospitals, announced soaring second-quarter profits Thursday. The announcement came a day after members of the California congressional delegation met with audit overseers in a heated meeting in which they complained that PRG-Schultz's wholesale rejection of claims is enriching its bottom line while jeopardizing health...
  • What are Mose Jefferson buildings really worth? (Nagin, Jefferson D-La steal forum's thunder)

    07/08/2007 6:58:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 523+ views
    NOLA ^ | 7/08/07 | Gordon Russell
    What are Jefferson buildings really worth?Documents say one thing, lawsuits say another Sunday, July 08, 2007 By Gordon Russell Staff writer It suited Mose Jefferson just fine when the taxpayer-financed nonprofit he controlled sold a Central City office complex and political stronghold to a friend for a mere $10,000. That's all he paid for the building when he bought it a couple of years later. It was a fair price, Jefferson said, even though it brought in more than twice that annually in rent for just one of the complex's eight units -- the one leased with taxpayer money by...
  • Mose Jefferson, (William's D-La older brother) former school board members testify before grand jury

    06/27/2007 7:42:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 290+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 6/27/07
    Mose Jefferson, former school board members testify before grand jury06:09 PM CDT on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 WWLTV.com The older brother of indicted Congressman William Jefferson went before a grand jury Wednesday, just one week after a former Orleans Parish school board member allegedly implicated him in a bribery incident. Last week Ellenese Brooks-Simms, the former Orleans Parish school board president, pled guilty to accepting $140,000 in bribes to push for and approve an educational software program. The name of the person who paid the bribe wasn’t listed in a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office, but reports...
  • Pelosi Delays Decision on William Jefferson (D-La.)

    03/01/2007 4:58:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,208+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/01/07 | Susan Ferrechio
    Pelosi Delays Decision on JeffersonBy Susan Ferrechio Published: March 1, 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has postponed until at least next week action on a resolution that would place embattled Rep. William J. Jefferson on the Homeland Security Committee after Republicans said they would demand a roll call vote that could be potentially embarrassing for some Democrats. Leadership aides confirmed Thursday that the vote has been tentatively scheduled for sometime next week. Democrats acknowledged that their move to give the seat to the Louisiana Democrat, who is under federal investigation for bribery, would not happen via the simple and fast...
  • Flowers: A Scandal Goes Down in Plames

    09/16/2006 7:30:17 PM PDT · by cgk · 72 replies · 6,065+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 9-15-06 | Christine M. Flowers
    Christine M. Flowers | A SCANDAL GOES DOWN IN PLAMES SCANDALS, like wool sweaters, tend to shrink when mishandled. An item that looked so sharp at first glance can lose its zing when thrown into the wrong spin cycle. And it's only when we pull it out, misshapen and ruined, that we realize last season's trendy purchase is this year's damaged goods.Take Plamegate, where the beautiful blond wife of an ambitious diplomat was unmasked as a CIA operative. Never mind the fact that Valerie Plame, Mrs. Ambassador Joe Wilson, wasn't exactly the spy who came in from the cold since...
  • Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise 9/11 Miniseries (Must Watch)

    09/06/2006 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies · 3,349+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise Sept. 11 MiniseriesBy JESSE McKINLEY Published: September 7, 2006 Three members of the Clinton administration have written the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent, to complain that the network’s coming two-part miniseries “The Path to 9/11” is fraught with factual errors and fabrications. The letters ask that the five-hour movie, scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday, be either edited for accuracy or canceled, and ABC gave a small indication yesterday that some changes might be made. One of the officials, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said in...
  • 3-Week Old Baby Left in Casino Garage, Parents Arrested

    09/04/2006 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,702+ views
    ABC Local ^ | 9/03/06
    Baby Left in Casino Garage, Parents Arrested ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - September 3, 2006 - A Camden County couple accused of leaving their 3-week old son alone in a car in a casino parking garage for several hours this weekend were charged with child abuse and child endangerment. Security personnel at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino found the child just before 1 a.m. Saturday after some patrons reported seeing him in the back seat of the car. They notified city police, and officers Andrea Perry and Shelley Kellerman were soon able to get the child out of the vehicle....
  • Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnesses (Israeli agents against Hamas in Chicago)

    08/31/2006 6:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Pantagraph.com ^ | 8/31/06 | Mike Robinson
    Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnessesBy Mike Robinson Associated Press Thursday, August 31, 2006 4:42 PM CDT CHICAGO -- Two Israeli security agents expected to testify at the trial of two men accused of fundraising for the Palestinian militant group Hamas may wear disguises and use aliases on the witness stand, a judge ruled Tuesday. The courtroom will be cleared of everyone but the jury, attorneys, the defendants and their families while the Israeli agents testify, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ruled. The ruling came in the case of Muhammad Salah, 53, of suburban Bridgeview and Abdelhaleem Ashquar, 48,...
  • Immigrants arrested under Arizona law say their familes are suffering financially

    06/27/2006 2:13:15 PM PDT · by TheDon · 16 replies · 885+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2006 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX – The five men knew their two-day walk across the Arizona desert could end with the Border Patrol swiftly returning them to Mexico. But they never thought they would spend three months in a county jail under a novel interpretation of an Arizona immigrant smuggling law that calls for charging customers of human traffickers as conspirators to the crime. ..... ...Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which favors limiting immigration. Mehlman said he was unmoved by the argument that immigrants are only trying to help their families financially. “The motivation for most crimes is economic,”...
  • Feds Indict 2 in California Missile-Smuggling Scheme (perps naturalized citizens born in China)

    11/09/2005 5:27:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 767+ views
    Feds Indict 2 in Missile-Smuggling Scheme 47 minutes ago LOS ANGELES - A federal grand jury indicted two men Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into the United States for use abroad. Such missiles are designed to bring down aircraft. The U.S. attorney's office said the charges marked the first time a 2004 anti-terrorism law has been used. The law calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted. Chao Tung Wu, 51, and Yi Qing Chen, 41, are naturalized U.S. citizens born in China, authorities said....
  • The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! (Communists plan rallies for November 2)

    07/28/2005 9:07:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 953+ views
    The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! by worldcantwait.org Friday July 22, 2005 at 02:10 PM info@worldcantwait.org Mobilize for November 2, 2005 Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. top2.gif, image/gif, 800x155 Read and spread the Call that started this movement: The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! Mobilize for November 2, 2005 Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government...
  • Clinton Has Eyes at Rosen Trial (Carolyn Utrecht - general counsel for Hillary's campaign)

    05/23/2005 6:17:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,116+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 5/23/05 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Clinton Has Eyes at Rosen Trial BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun May 23, 2005 LOS ANGELES - Since the criminal trial of a top fund-raising official on Senator Clinton's 2000 campaign began here nearly two weeks ago, a middle-age woman has been quietly perched on one of the wooden benches in the back of the courtroom. She jots down her observations in a small notebook and regularly consults with defense lawyers, but does not socialize with the handful of journalists covering the trial. The unobtrusive and taciturn woman is the general counsel for Mrs. Clinton's campaign,...
  • Current Status of High-Profile Court Cases (Vanity)

    03/25/2005 11:25:45 AM PST · by Jackie · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Jackie | March 25, 2005 | Jackie
    LIST OF PERPETRATORS AND THE GENERAL STATE OF AFFAIRS:Robert Blake - not guiltyMartha Stewart - serving sentenceScott Peterson - sentenced to deathMichael Jackson - at trialJason Williams - jury deadlockedElizabeth Smart kidnappers - at trialDan Rather - under investigation, disgracedSandy Berger - under investigationRush Limbaugh - doctor-shopping case still openGeorge Soros - convicted of insider trading in French appeals courtKofi Annan - under investigationDick Grasso - forced to step down as CEO of NYSE, under investigationOsama bin Laden - on the looseAristide - overthrownCastro - still kickingSadam Hussein - in captivitySam Waksal (ImClone) fined and sentenced to jailRichard Schrushy (Health...
  • Peter F. Paul writes Senator Hillary Clinton

    02/26/2005 7:06:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 2,774+ views
    Peter F. Paul writes Senator Hillary Clinton Posted by Senior Editor on 2005/2/26 1:17:22 Senator Hillary Clinton U.S.Senate Washington, DC Via Hand Delivery Dear Hillary: It is with profound regret and extreme disappointment that I am forced to write this letter to you reminding you of your responsibility as a Federal elected official to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States that you have sworn to defend and protect, and as a citizen, the same laws and regulations that govern your individual conduct. As you are personally aware, in May, 2000, I was induced by your National...
  • Technology Playing Role in GOP Protests (Kerry supporters try to shut down NYC for a day)

    08/28/2004 8:07:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 700+ views
    Porterville Recorder ^ | 8/28/04 | ELLEN SIMON
    Technology Playing Role in GOP Protests By ELLEN SIMON NEW YORK - Gary Boston and Jeff Adler are just two guys with a dream: shutting down New York City for a day. What they want is a general strike, with everyone from Broadway dancers to Madison Avenue street sweepers calling in sick Wednesday to protest the Republican National Convention, which begins on Monday. Both men are in their 30s and have full-time jobs, and neither has any organizing experience. Boston, who had never built a Web site before, put together ShutItDownNYC.com in three days, using Microsoft FrontPage software and the...
  • New York police infiltrating protest groups (RATS don't know it!)

    08/17/2004 6:36:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,491+ views
    Ny Newsday ^ | 8/11/04 | DARYL KHAN, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Police infiltrating protest groups BY DARYL KHAN AND ROCCO PARASCANDOLA STAFF WRITERS August 11, 2004 The Police Department has been watching protest groups that have used unlawful tactics in the past in hopes of controlling disruptive activities at the Republican National Convention, police sources say. Officers masquerading as corporate-bashing Bush haters have been attending rallies and meetings to learn the groups' tactics and plans for the upcoming convention, which begins Aug. 30, the sources say. "Our guys got in there without them knowing it," one source said. "It helps us keep track of what they're doing." Police have, in the...
  • Alleged disc thieves ’round at a bad time

    10/19/2002 5:59:04 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 388+ views
    Appleton Post-Crescent ^ | 10-18-02 | John Lee
    Posted Oct. 18, 2002 Alleged disc thieves ’round at a bad timeBrothers arrived at Appleton shop probed by policeBy John Lee Post-Crescent staff writerAPPLETON — Sometimes, when you least expect it, it drops into your hands. Appleton police officers executing a search warrant at a DVD-CD resale shop Thursday morning had to interrupt their inventory when two men came in with a truck full of DVDs that allegedly were stolen from area Wal-Mart stores. By the time Disc Go Round would normally close in the evening, police had identified and hauled out about 15 boxes of DVDs and CDs, plus...
  • State Worker Shoots Two, Kills Himself (Florida)

    09/27/2002 12:24:19 AM PDT · by john in missouri · 4 replies · 240+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/26/2002 | CNN
    <p>JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) -- A state Health Department employee opened fire with a pistol at his workplace Thursday, wounding two co-workers before killing himself, authorities said.</p> <p>Police Sgt. Dennis McGuire said the gunman, Wayne Horowitz, 53, shot himself in the head.</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/6/02 Kabul Explosion, USS Washington, Gaza terrorism, Golan Druze

    09/05/2002 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 75 replies · 446+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, More, Many brave photographers | 9/6/02 | The USA and the Armies of Good after the 911 Atrocities
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/6/02 BREAKING: Kabul Explosion, BREAKING: Gaza murder of IDF USS George Washington,, Iraq tea house, Bethlehem/Gaza economy, Gaza TerrorCity, Nablus/Hebron/Jenin perps, Murderer in Ramallah, Palestinian murder of Rajaa Ibrahim Golan Heights Druze, Johannesburg Green/Red, Remembrance: Ottawa, US ===================== Kabul =================== BREAKING: In Kabul, a moderate explosion. At least 22 people dead. Pray for the US SF forces guarding the Afghan leader. ===================== Kandahar =================== In Kandahar, Afghan President Hamd Karzai spoke prior to the failed assasination attempt. He was saved by his US protectors. ========= USS George Washington ======= Somewhere in the...
  • MEMPHIS: Family moves out as gunfire echoes Shots at home follow killing of intruder

    08/28/2002 6:05:48 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies · 372+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/28/02 | Yolanda Jones
    Family moves out as gunfire echoes Shots at home follow killing of intruder By Yolanda Jones yojones@gomemphis.com August 28, 2002 The message was clear, said Donnie Weathers as he and his family packed to leave Frayser on Tuesday. Shortly after midnight, an unidentified gunman fired three shots into the brick home at 2814 Northmeade. The shooting came two days after Weathers used a .12-gauge shotgun he bought for deer hunting to shoot at two suspects he caught breaking into his house. Otis Yarbrough, 19, who lived a block away, was hit in the head by gunfire and died on the...