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  • Media Buzz at 29:40, Frank Luntz: I don't have "N word" tape.

    08/19/2018 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Media Buzz ^ | 19/8/18
    Great talk by Frank Luntz, right after Ben Shapiro, who is also worth listening to.
  • U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

    08/18/2018 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 8:49 PM | David Alexander
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7. According to Mueller’s sentencing memorandum to the judge, Papadopoulos lied about his contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials, including his meeting with a professor who said Russia had “dirt” on Democratic presidential...
  • Prison Reform: An Unlikely GOP Issue

    08/14/2018 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 14, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change. Last Thursday, President Trump held a roundtable discussion at his Bedminster, New Jersey, property, five governors were in attendance. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 37.8 percent of prison inmates in the U.S. are black, 58.3 percent white, 2.3 percent Native American and 1.6 percent Asian. Yet, blacks are arrested more, charged more, sentenced more harshly and confined to prison longer, even for minor infractions. In Georgia, according to Department...
  • Trump Falls for the 'Criminal Justice Reform' Hoax

    08/11/2018 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 24 replies
    Trump has swallowed the Criminal Justice Reform Hoax, hook, line, and sinker. Something he never did in the primaries but now is embracing.
  • Kanye West Jokes He Worried About Kim Kardashian Around Trump: 'He's a Player'

    08/09/2018 10:43:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Alexia Fernandez
    Kanye West might have worried a little bit about wife Kim Kardashian West when she visited President Donald Trump. The “Fade” rapper, 41, shared his thoughts on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s visit to the White House in May during a wide-ranging interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night in which the musician spoke about everything from his love of Trump, porn and his Bipolar diagnosis. When Kimmel, 50, asked West how he felt about the reality star meeting Trump on behalf of a 62-year-old great-grandmother who was incarcerated for 22 years, the father...
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant calls Trump meeting with inner-city pastors 'a stain on the body of Christ'

    08/03/2018 11:09:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Lumpkin
    Baltimore Rev. Jamal Bryant had strong words for the influential inner-city pastors who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about prison reform, job growth and other issues affecting inner cities. “This is a stain on the body of Christ. This is a stain on our community,” the pastor said in a 25-minute Periscope video Thursday night. “I need to know how all of ya’ll were smiling at that table while the whole world frowns at what this represents and what it looks like. The blood is dripping off your hands.” The pastors have been heavily criticized...
  • Senate Should Pass the First Step Ac

    07/25/2018 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 25, 2018 | Star Parker
    It is rare these days in Washington to see bipartisan support for anything, let alone for a major issue with far reaching implications for the nation. This is why the bipartisan passage in the House, 360-59, of the First Step Act to reform our federal prisons is such big news. The 360 "yes" votes included 134 Democrats. The bill focuses on improving the management of our existing federal prison population and the abysmal statistics regarding recidivism -- the likelihood that an ex-con will wind up back in prison. Data point to 68 percent of those released within three years, and...
  • Officer Killed in Stillwater (MN) Prison Attack; Sources Name Inmate

    07/18/2018 6:44:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 7/18/18 | Ben Rodgers and Frank Rajkowski
    The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirms a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater died after an assault by an offender Wednesday afternoon. A release stated Joseph Gomm was attacked in an industry building around 1:30 p.m. He was rushed to Regions Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Gomm had been with the department for 16 years. Sources confirmed the identity of the offender as Edward Muhammad Johnson. Johnson is serving a sentence for homicide, according to DOC records. Sources also confirmed Johnson attacked Gomm with a hammer. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, DOC Commissioner Tom...
  • Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’

    07/12/2018 5:21:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 150 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 7/12/18 | Luke Rosiak
    A member of the House Committee on the Judiciary said during a hearing Thursday that a government watchdog found that nearly all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity and that the FBI didn’t follow-up on that finding. The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of...
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • What’s next for Rosenstein if he won’t release Clinton docs

    07/04/2018 5:32:01 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies ^ | June 22, 2018 White House
    If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does not comply with the request of two Republican lawmakers to release documents about why special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, he could be held in contempt, according to Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz. “There has never been a more important time in our history for checks and balances to be operating, whether it’s regarding President Trump’s immigration policies, where we’re seeing checks and balances in play and whether it be the Mueller investigation,” Dershowitz said during an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday. Mueller...
  • Former congressman Weiner spends Father’s Day in jail with his son

    06/18/2018 12:40:57 PM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    nbcmontana ^ | June 18, 2018 | circa
    Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner was visited by his mother Frances Finkelstein and 6-year-old son, Jordan on Father’s Day, according to The publication snapped pictures of the two leaving the federal prison where Weiner is currently incarcerated for sexting a teenage girl. His wife and former staffer to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, Huma Abedin, was not present for the visit. Huma was only present to pick the two up after their visit, according to She briefly exited the car to help her son.
  • Demirtas TV speech from prison (Edirne Prisone in Turkey)

    06/18/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANF News ^ | 18 Jun 2018, 12:38 | ANF NEWS DESK Monday
    “On June 24th, don’t put your fear in the envelope that you will cast in the ballot box, but your hopeful message for the future. Say “One vote HDP, one vote for Demirtas.” Below is the election speech of HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş, aired yesterday (June 17) on the TRT News channel. note: Video at the Link “Dear brothers and sisters, the beautiful people of my country, I greet you with my warmest feelings, love and longing. In this election campaign, one that will be called a disgrace in terms of our political history, I am...
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud, conspiracy

    06/16/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/16/18 | By Ken Sweet
    Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani, are charged with two counts conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud each, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said late Friday. If convicted, they could face prison sentences that would keep them behind bars for the rest...
  • 'Certain death' for Tommy Robinson in new prison

    06/14/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) ^ | (6-14-18) 14/06/18 14:14 | Mordechai Sones
    Activist Robinson transferred yesterday to Onley Prison with high Muslim majority, known as violent prison. Tens of thousands demonstrate. Anti-Muslim takeover activist Tommy Robinson was jailed last month for a “breach of the peace” while live-streaming a trial involving a Muslim rape gang outside Leeds Crown Court. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison for interfering with court proceedings. At first he was transferred to a prison that was considered relatively safe. However, his transfer to Onley means "certain death", say observers. Robinson’s manager Caolan Robertson said a large majority of the prison population of Onley is Muslim. Various...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • HDP’s Demirtas: “This country is sick of Erdogan”

    06/06/2018 11:55:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018, 12:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    Demirtaş stated that the people are sick of the AKP and will tell Erdoğan they have had enough in these elections. He said: “We don’t have the slightest expectation from the AKP. At this point, AKP is the representative of a racist, fascist mindset." HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş responded to German news magazine Der Spiegel’s questions in writing through his lawyers. “THERE IS FASCISTIC PRESSURE, BUT OUR BASE IS COURAGEOUS” To Der Spiegel’s question “You had left your post at the party in February, you wanted to leave politics to its own rhythm. But now, you...
  • Demirtas to German media: I will get to the second turn

    06/03/2018 11:04:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 2 Jun 2018, 17:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    HDP Presidential candidate spoke to German media from prison HDP presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş answered questions sent by the German DPA agency. The HDP presidential candidate is in Edirne prison and, as part of his campaign, he is giving interviews to various foreign media.  Interviews with hime were also featured in German newspapers such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Phase), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Der Standaard. Asked about his detention condition, Demirtaş said: “Despite all the difficulties, I am good and I my moral is high. We are two in a small cell. We have radio, television and newspapers. We can...
  • HDP’s Demirtas: The AKP is doomed to lose

    06/03/2018 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018, 15:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    HDP Presidential candidate sends out tweets to voters from Edirne prison. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş is using all possible means within the limited conditions offered by Edirne prison where he is held for over 18 months. Demirtaş has sent new tweets out to voters on Sunday. The messages address various issues. “They won the 16 April referendum, by throwing us in prison. Now, on 24 June they keep me in jail to win. For this, they are putting pressure on all courts including the Constitutional Court”. “Some judges, who have looked at my files, have come...