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  • 2 men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old girl, triggering backlash

    04/17/2018 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation. Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported. The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs. INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED GIRL, 15, SUSPENDED AFTER REPORTING GANG RAPE AT NYC SCHOOL, LAWSUIT...
  • A Texas woman voted while on probation. A judge just sentenced her to 5 years in prison.

    03/31/2018 10:15:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/ ^ | 3/30/18 | Meagan Flynn
    If she knew it was going to land her back in prison, Crystal Mason said she would have never cast a vote in the 2016 presidential election. The 43-year-old former tax preparer hadn't even planned on voting until her mother encouraged her to do it. She had only recently been released from federal prison for a 2012 tax fraud conviction, in which she pleaded guilty to inflating returns for her clients, her attorney, J. Warren St. John, told The Washington Post. She was still on community supervision at the time of the election - but no one, including her probation...
  • George Soros Backed ACLU Investing in District Attorney Races as Path for Criminal Justice Reform

    03/06/2018 7:51:35 AM PST · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | March 6, 2018 | Tony Pugh
    The American Civil Liberties Union, backed by millions in funding from billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, is investing resources and applying organizational muscle in local district attorney races in 2018. The ACLU is among a variety of organizations working to elect prosecutors willing to jumpstart a laundry list of criminal justice reforms, including an overhaul of the pretrial bail bond system. It received a $50 million grant from Soros’ Open Society Foundations in 2014. These and other groups want to end “zero tolerance” and “tough-on–crime” approaches which, they argue, have increased incarceration rates for mainly non-violent, minority offenders at a...
  • Tim Kaine’s son placed on probation in Minnesota Trump protest

    12/28/2017 11:50:02 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 12/28/17 | AP
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s youngest son has been placed on probation and ordered to pay $236 in fines and fees in connection with his arrest following a rally for President Donald Trump in Minnesota. Linwood “Woody” Kaine, of Minneapolis, was among eight people arrested in the St. Paul rally in March. He pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing the legal process and received a 90-day sentence, with 86 days suspended. He served four days in jail.
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • 'This is about protecting the children': Notorious child raping priest walks free from prison

    07/30/2017 11:32:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Crime Online ^ | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Lawrence Bonk
    Paul Shanley, a priest convicted of multiple counts of child rape, has walked free, as reported by FOX8. Shanley, 86, has spent the last 12 years behind bars after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of rape and abuse of a child, according to the sex offender registry. The Massachusetts man now begins 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. Shanley was one of a number of Catholic priests convicted of child rape, the fallout from an infamous Boston Globe investigation...
  • Criminal Court Judge Angered With Prosecutors Decision on Gang Members

    04/10/2017 9:06:19 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    Associate Judge Peggy Chiampas couldn’t believe what she heard repeatedly from the prosecutor — that the state’s attorney’s office would not pursue charges against suspects on parole or probation, some with armed robbery or aggravated assault convictions, despite clear violations, mostly for being in the company of other known gang members despite conditions of release that forbade it. Chiampas made sure for the record that everyone knew it was the prosecutor’s decision, not hers.
  • First guilty verdicts for sexual assaults at Cologne NYE [sentenced to probation]

    07/07/2016 9:45:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:26 GMT+02:00
    Two men were on Thursday pronounced guilty of sexual assault on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and handed probationary sentences. The Cologne court found a 21-year-old Iraqi guilty and handed down a one-year probationary sentence, reports Spiegel. The court said it was evident that Hussein A. had kissed a young woman against her will and had licked her face. […] An Algerian man, Hassan T., was also found guilty of being an accomplice to a sexual assault that was carried out by a group of 15 to 20 men. The 26-year-old told a man who was with the two female...
  • Here's Why FBI Director Comey Can't Give Hillary A Free Pass

    07/05/2016 1:23:56 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 75 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jul 2, 2016 | Scott S. Powell
    The facts known about actions taken by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state surrounding the use of an unsecure private email server for conducting government business show that she violated 10 federal statutes. Several are national-security-related felonies, just three of which include: 1. disclosure of classified information (22 documents were Top Secret), 2. unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents, and 3. destruction of evidence (erasure of the hard drive and deletion of some 30,000 emails by Secretary Clinton) after a government investigation had commenced (Benghazi hearings began Oct. 10, 2012). Comey knows of a related but lesser law violation...
  • 3 years probation for Minneapolis (Somali) man accused of threatening FBI, judge

    03/08/2016 1:26:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KMSP.com ^ | 3/8/16 | KMSP
    A Minneapolis man accused of threatening to kill a federal judge and FBI agents accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning to avoid a trial. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir posted the threats on Twitter in December after his friend was arrested on ISIS-related terrorism charges. Abdulkadir entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a lesser misdemeanor charge of impeding a federal officer or employee. He was sentenced to three years of probation and two years of electronic monitoring.
  • Paterson man wearing ankle bracelet for probation caught with 1,841 bags of heroin

    03/03/2016 4:54:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    northjersey ^ | 03.02.16 | JOE MALINCONICO
    A man who lives across the street from a prominent drug treatment program was arrested Tuesday night on charges involving almost 1,900 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The suspect, 24-year-old Lirse Jones, was wearing an ankle bracelet because he is on probation stemming from a previous drug conviction, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Narcotics detectives spotted Jones pacing back and forth near the corner of Straight Street and 20th Avenue while on his cell phone, the sheriff said. Shortly after that, a man driving a black Range Rover pulled up to the curb and made an exchange...
  • Activist behind Planned Parenthood video offered probation

    02/04/2016 9:50:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:43 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    An attorney for an anti-abortion activist said Thursday that his client does not plan to accept a proposed plea deal for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Terry Yates, the attorney for David Daleiden, who faces a felony and a misdemeanor charge, said he is prepared to head to trial if he can't quash the indictment and isn't interested in a probation offer that would keep Daleiden out of prison. Daleiden surrendered to authorities Thursday, posted $3,000 bond and made two court appearances. "I'm very grateful for all the support from the public," he said afterward. Sandra Merritt,...
  • Warrant out for Ethan Couch, the drunken-driving 'affluenza' teen

    12/16/2015 1:06:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/2015 | Ashley Fantz and Ben Brumfield,
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who, two years ago, made national news when he was sentenced to probation in Texas for a drunken driving crash that killed four people. Ethan Couch's defense coined an infamous defense -- that he suffered from "affluenza," or that he was a rich kid who was less to blame for his crime because his parents didn't set limits for him. Ethan Couch's probation officer couldn't reach him this week, Couch's lawyers told CNN. Couch's mother, with whom the 18-year-old lives, is also missing, said Scott Brown and William Reagan. Their apparent...
  • 'Affluenza' teen sought after probation officer lost contact

    12/15/2015 5:52:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 7:17 PM EST
    A juvenile-court equivalent of an arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth, then claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza." [...] (Ethan) Couch was 16 when he drunkenly rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people, killing four. ...
  • Church secretary sentenced to probation for thefts ($30,000!)

    11/07/2015 7:58:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Ed Treleven
    A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday to six years of probation for stealing about $30,000 from the town of Burke church where she worked and had been a longtime member. Her lawyer, Joel Winnig, and Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey had agreed to recommend 90 days in jail as a condition of six years of probation, but Circuit Judge Ellen Berz did not order the jail time.
  • Undocumented Immigrant Faces New Obstacle to Bar Admission

    06/20/2015 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 06.22.15 | Andrew Dennwy
    An undocumented immigrant who was cleared by a Brooklyn appellate court to practice law in New York has run into a potential obstacle to joining the bar after an Iowa state judge sentenced him to one year of probation for trespassing during a political rally held on private property. Cesar Vargas, 31, participated in a demonstration over immigration policies at a rally for Republican presidential candidates and others in Des Moines. He and other demonstrators sat among about 1,500 attendees on the private property. At one point, he rose and disrupted a speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, asking...
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • Cities, Governments, and the Seeds of Destruction

    05/05/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | May 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the burning of Baltimore... Imagine that your boss assigns you to a research project. You work late nights for a month doing research; you present your findings on time, and your boss rips it up and directs the I.T. department to scrub all your research from your computer. And then he tells you to start from scratch and do it again. Or imagine that your boss assigns you to design an advertising campaign. You hire the models and photographers, write the copy, build the storyboards, film the commercials and print ads… and present them for his consideration. He...
  • There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003

    12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | German Lopez
    The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies — particularly against drug offenses — that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing...
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."