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  • What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?

    08/20/2014 2:38:20 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 28 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paul Cassell
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson, Mo. to assess the progress being made in the FBI’s investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. With that visit in mind, it may be useful to consider what federal prosecutors would have to prove to obtain a federal civil rights conviction. It wouldn’t be easy. The elements required to prove a federal criminal civil rights violation are quite demanding. Here are jury instructions describing the elements of a federal civil right offense, taken from the leading federal jury instruction form book: First: That the defendant deprived the victim...
  • WHO STOOD AGAINST PERRY?

    08/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • More evidence points to fed prosecutorial abuse of S&P over downgrade of federal debt rating

    08/17/2014 6:41:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If the Obama administration used federal prosecutors to exact vengeance on Standard and Poor’s for downgrading the rating of federal debt, that would be a serious crime, an impeachable offense if it could be traced to the Attorney General or the President (not that anyone other than Democrats is interested in impeachment).  It would be evidence of thug government, where the rule of law has been replaced with the law of the jungle, using prosecutorial power as an instrument of political intimidation, as in Travis County, Texas. That’s why a recent court filing by Standard and Poor’s may lead to...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: PRAYER REQUEST Miklos Lakatos.

    07/10/2014 10:14:37 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/miklos.lakatos.754 ^ | 30 minutes ago 10/7/2014 | Oleg P Magdych
    BING TRANSLATION: "Friends need prayers! Friends, we need prayers! Today, the court closed our friend and pastor of the church of Roma [Roman Catholic Church] in Transcarpathia Miklos Lakatos. All of our service [Christian ministry] Roma started and kept by these men of God. It was closed on the fabrication that he personally beat the child and broke the arm of a woman. And all this because Nicholas was the one who began to speak the truth and speak out against the tyranny of the local baron, who paid tribute to the police and prosecutor's office. Currently, his church, several...
  • Prosecutors in Wisconsin Say Gov. Scott Walker Had Central Role in Fund-Raising Scheme

    06/19/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2014 | By MONICA DAVEY and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Wisconsin assert that Gov. Scott Walker placed himself in the middle of an elaborate effort to illegally coordinate fund-raising between his campaign and numerous conservative groups during efforts to recall him two years ago, according to records of their investigation unsealed on Thursday. The allegations by five county district attorneys, released as part of a federal lawsuit over the investigation into Mr. Walker, his aides and the conservative groups, suggest that Mr. Walker’s campaign expressly coordinated with the outside groups, including Wisconsin Club for Growth, to the point that campaign advisers also controlled some of the...
  • Feds Prosecuting Tree-Trimmer for Unintentionally Bruising Herons

    05/29/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5-29-14 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the agency’s decision to prosecute a tree-trimmer who accidentally knocked herons out of a tree. Ernest Pulido is expected to face charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office within a week for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He could face a maximum fine of $15,000 and six months in jail. Pulido was hired by the U.S. Postal Service to prune trees May 3 outside an Oakland, Calif., branch, where postal officials were upset with birds pooping on mail trucks. One branch...
  • Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia

    04/24/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 4-24-14 | Kennric Ward
    RICHMOND, Va. – A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections. George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election....
  • Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT · by iontheball · 19 replies
    BBC News - Middle East ^ | March 24, 2014 | Orla Guerin
    A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property. The group is among some 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on trial, including senior members. Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Former Federal Prosecutor: Obama is guilty of SERIAL FRAUD

    11/13/2013 9:06:11 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy says that Obama is guilty of serial fraud against the American people. He cites several promises Obama made regarding Obamacare and said if an actual insurance CEO made these promises, they’d be prosecuted in a heartbeat. But he says there’s no point in talking about impeachment until there is a political will in this country to make it happen. Watch:
  • Lawyer: Florida Owes Zimmerman $300K

    08/27/2013 3:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    newser.com ^ | 8/27/13 | Rob Quinn
    Looks like George Zimmerman has taken time out from visiting gun factories and speeding in Texas to take care of more legal business: He plans to ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for up to $300,000 in legal expenses, his lawyer tells the Orlando Sentinel. Because he was acquitted, a Florida statute requires the state to pay his costs for things like expert witnesses and travel, and he plans to file a motion soon, lawyer Mark O'Mara says. "It's a pretty standard motion for a case that the defense won," says a spokesman for Zimmerman's legal team. But...
  • The Zimmerman Prosecution Clarified

    07/17/2013 1:08:42 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 19 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 7/17/13 | traderrob
    There should be little doubt in the mind of any clear thinking person that the Zimmerman prosecution was entirely political in it's origin and process. Cut the the noise from the minority (black) community, it's leaders, the media and the co-dependent left and we are left with one singular immutable fact......George Zimmerman was getting the crap kicked out of him by a younger, stronger, more physically proficient young "man" and he reacted as any rational person would, he protected himself from serious bodily harm or even death with the only tool at his disposal. It wouldn't have mattered if he...
  • Zimmerman prosecutors sued by fired IT worker who revealed state didn’t show evidence to defense

    07/17/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Zimmerman’s suing NBC, Martin’s parents are (probably) suing Zimmerman — isn’t it time that someone sued the one actor in this case whose motives were most provably malign?Maybe this is a first small step in sending Angela Corey to join Mike Nifong in disgraced-former-prosecutor obscurity. Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.“We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,” said...
  • Zimmerman Prosecution Incompetence

    07/16/2013 3:27:25 PM PDT · by clintonh8r · 69 replies
    me | 7/16/13 | me
    Please indulge me in a very infrequent vanity. In all the uproar following the trial, I may have missed something. While I believe that the facts show Zimmerman's innocence beyond ANY doubt, I still think the state's case was hurt by what appeared to this layman to be an inept and incompetent prosecution. (Yes, I believe they are corrupt and unethical too, but that isn't the question here). So here's my question: Has anyone on the left or any black organizations or leaders, had any criticism at all of the prosecution team? If they care so much about Trayvon, why...
  • Why the Zimmerman Prosecutors Should Be Disbarred

    07/12/2013 7:17:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2013 | Jack Cashill
    Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?" Under the can was the question, "Who ran?" So...
  • Zimmerman Prosecution Devolves into a Show Trial

    07/11/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I haven't paid any attention to this -- well, I've been paying attention to the trial. I haven't paid much attention to this judge until today. You know, my instincts told me the fix was in on this thing from the very first moment Obama and Eric Holder got involved in it. But this is outrageous, what this judge allowed today. Folks, it's all up to the jury now, and it really depends on what they do because in the Zimmerman trial, I mean, every fear that we've had about this appears to be manifesting itself. Greetings,...
  • George Zimmerman: A Pointless Trial [the Peruvian Hispanic "Not Guilty"]

    07/10/2013 12:44:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 55 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    George Zimmerman will be found not guilty if his attorney connects the dots in his closing argument and the jury is fair. Then the professional race-baiters can go to work spreading disharmony. The trial concerns whether Hispanic (Peruvian) Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, whom we are constantly reminded happens to be Black. Eight simple facts make it very easy to understand the now-famous murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin unfolding in Sanford, Florida. Finding the truth doesn't require all the subjective testimony and opinion dominating the trial: (1) It had...
  • Prosecution Attempts Gag Order for Teen in NRA shirt controversy

    06/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    State Jounal ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County teen suspended from school, arrested and charged with obstructing an officer after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt at school, has taken another turn. Marcum was back at the Logan County Courthouse June 24, two weeks before he was scheduled to appear. The reason? An emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins. "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," said Ben White, Marcum's attorney. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of...
  • Why Florida Persists in the Zimmerman Prosecution

    03/11/2013 2:02:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Prodded by a president with a weakness for racial agitation and enabled by a politically complicit media, the State of Florida persists in a prosecution that can come to no good end. The defendant is neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. The charge is the second-degree murder. The potential outcomes range from major injustice, if Zimmerman is convicted, to mayhem in the streets, if he's acquitted. And the state plods on as though the angels were on its side. They are not. The witnesses to the February 2012 shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin are proving even more troublesome than the...
  • Is the Pope facing International Criminal Prosecution?

    02/16/2013 5:20:42 PM PST · by George Varnum · 80 replies
    The ROOD Awakening ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Rood
    Pope Benedict XVI has allegedly applied to the President of the Republic of Italy for immunity from arrest and prosecution following a diplomatic statement of intent to issue an arrest warrant for him. Apparently an unidentified EU country wants to prosecute him for various charges related to ongoing child abuse scandals.
  • Obama's 'Untouchables:' How The Most Powerful Wall Street Execs Escaped Prosecution

    01/23/2013 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/23/2013 | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
    PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable. What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

    01/16/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Vince Coglianese
    In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school. That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year. SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.
  • Caught Red-Handed, Aaron Swartz Was Prepping For Key Federal Court Evidence Hearing

    01/13/2013 5:13:19 PM PST · by libstripper · 54 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 13, 2013 | Smoking Gun Staff
    At the time of his suicide, Aaron Swartz was preparing for a crucial hearing in his federal criminal case, likely his best chance to thwart federal prosecutors who had developed solid evidence against the Internet activist who was facing an April trial on a 13-count felony indictment. The 26-year-old Swartz, who killed himself Friday in his Brooklyn apartment, was scheduled for a January 25 evidentiary hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. Lawyers for Swartz were seeking to suppress material gathered in connection with Swartz’s breach of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer network. The January 2011 incursion netted...
  • Voter fraud is no myth — it’s more common than you think

    11/01/2012 5:41:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-1-12 | John Fund
    Patrick Moran claims he was just joking about encouraging voter fraud. But he nonetheless resigned last week as field director for the campaign of his father, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran. Guerrilla videographer James O’Keefe caught Patrick Moran on tape offering advice on how to commit in-person voter fraud. The scheme involved forging utility bills that would satisfy Virginia’s non-photo ID law, and then casting ballots in the name of others — relying on the help of Democratic lawyers stationed at the polls if there were any problems. Some joke. Last April, a 22-year-old O’Keefe associate showed how easy it is...
  • Book: Military feared use of terrorist's comments

    06/07/2012 1:13:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/7/2012 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON—Military prosecutors won't say whether they plan to use newly disclosed tape recordings in the upcoming trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed even though the tapes could solve the prosecution's problems with tainted evidence. A new book says Justice Department prosecutors were stunned to learn three years ago that the U.S. military had secretly tape-recorded incriminating comments that Mohammed made to fellow detainees during daily prison yard conversations but was not planning to use them at military tribunals. In "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency," journalist Daniel Klaidman says Mohammed was...
  • Harry Markopoulos - Financial Investigator- Interview

    10/08/2011 11:43:28 AM PDT · by Razzz42 · 1 replies
    King World News - Broadcast ^ | October 9th 2011 | Harry Markopolos (interview)
    In this King World News exclusive interview, Harry Markopolos the Whistleblower who brought down Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme reached out to KWN with the latest fraud he and his team have uncovered. Markopolos stated, “The Bank of New York is going to go down, Eric. Between Bank of New York Mellon and State Street, these two institutions have stolen between $6 to $10 billion from tens of millions of Americans retirement savings accounts. It’s been a hell of a crime spree for the bank, but now they are being brought to justice.” Markopolos also told KWN, “The New...
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Gunwalker Questions

    08/19/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 25 replies
    8/19/11 | Self
    Since we KNOW that many serious crimes have been committed and we KNOW that the Justice Department has been part of them, why hasn’t an independent prosecutor been appointed? Is there any intention of prosecuting the people who are involved or is this just a public hearing for the purpose of embarrass the administration? We know that Obama is at the top of this pile of crap, but do they think they can follow this up to Obama and expose him?
  • As prosecution in Casey Anthony trial rests, defence is denied request for acquittal

    06/15/2011 9:59:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:22 AM on 16th June 2011 | By Rachel Quigley
    After 19 days of damning evidence in which the prosecution painted Casey Anthony as a calculated murderer, it is now the turn of the defence - who immediately had their request to get the case thrown out of court refused. And as they offered up a list of amended witnesses they will call - including one surprise witness that will likely back up their theory that George Anthony persuaded his daughter to dispose of Caylee Anthony's body - the question remains as to whether Casey herself will be called as a witness. Prosecutors have spent the last three weeks proving...
  • Continuing Justice Probe of Interrogators is an Outrage

    05/09/2011 8:13:59 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-09-11 | The Rat
    Attorney General Reopened Investigation Two Years Ago In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, with Barack Obama fresh off his “I killed bin Laden” victory tour, Attorney General Eric Holder’s criminal investigation into the interrogation techniques utilized by CIA officers against captured terrorists is front page news again. Holder reopened the previously reviewed case after assuring Republicans that he would not do so. In January of 2009, Republican opposition to Holder’s appointment as Attorney General subsided following his “private assurances” that he did not intend to pursue CIA officers who acted in “good faith” when conducting harsh...
  • Prosecutors Office vows to crack down on food hoarding (Taiwan)

    02/18/2011 5:14:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 2+ views
    China Post ^ | 2-18-11 | Unattributed
    TAIPEI -- The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office vowed yesterday to harshly crack down on anyone caught hoarding food staples as part of the government's efforts to stabilize food prices amid a string of price hikes following the Lunar New Year. The office said it has started collecting evidence by monitoring prices of major consumer products. Anyone found to have engaged in hoarding will be severely punished to the fullest extent of the law, it said. Those guilty of illegal activities such as hoarding daily necessities, manipulating food supplies or product prices could be sentenced to jail terms of up to...
  • Criminalization of Politics and the Scourge of Tom DeLay (Overwhelming silence from the GOP)

    12/03/2010 7:18:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2010 | Sibyl West
    I cannot help but notice the overwhelming silence from the GOP on the matter of ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's prosecution and trial. Ever since he was forced to step down back in 2005, he has been in a kind of limbo or worse. Two things stand out to me: He was extremely focused and effective in his efforts -- none of which benefited him personally but which benefited his party and his state immensely. His success has earned him the abandonment of his party's members. No one says a peep about him. He may as well have dropped off...
  • Airport Scanners Sparking Litigation and Protests.

    11/17/2010 1:24:16 PM PST · by FS11 · 132 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-17-10 | Wall St. Journal Law Blog
    Yesterday, two airline pilots filed a federal suit alleging that airport scanners and aggressive pat-down procedures constitute unreasonable searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
  • LTC Lakin Physically Threatened by Prosecutor

    08/12/2010 7:21:08 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 33 replies
    American Patriot Foundation, Inc ^ | August 12, 2010 | American Patriot Foundation, Inc
    DECORATED ARMY DOCTOR LTC TERRY LAKIN PHYSICALLY THREATENED BY LEAD PROSECUTOR AT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING; "DON'T TASE ME 'BRO'", LAKIN REPLIES SUPPORTERS ASKED TO CONTACT GENERAL TO COMPLAIN OF THIS MISCONDUCT Trial and Motion Dates Set Washington, D.C., August 12, 2010. The Army doctor who is being court martialled for refusing to obey orders, including a deployment order for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, was formally arraigned last Friday at the first hearing in the Court Martial process. However, the lead prosecutor overstepped his bounds and injected himself improperly into LTC Terrence Lakin's chain of command. Because of this,...
  • Calif. Mom Finds Missing Children Using Facebook

    06/08/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT · by MissTed · 65 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/10 | Staff
    A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook. The children's father, Faustino Utrera, took off with them in 1995 when they were ages 2 and 3, said San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The mother had found her daughter's Facebook profile after searching for her name on the social networking site in March, Rowley said. An official said Saturday that the now 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. "You can imagine the feelings she's having, not...
  • Innocent verdict returned in child labor case

    06/07/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT · by Piranha · 20 replies · 53+ views
    KWQC TV, Davenport, Iowa (quoting The AP) ^ | June 7, 2010 | Associated Press
    Associated Press - June 7, 2010 2:44 PM ET WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A manager of the Agriprocessors Inc. meatpacking plant has been found innocent of child labor violations uncovered during a 2008 immigration raid has been . Sholom Rubashkin was charged with 67 counts of child labor violations involving teenagers from Guatemala and Mexico who worked at Agriprocessors Inc.'s plant in Postville in 2007 and 2008. Rubashkin, whose father owned the operation, was described as the CEO and co-vice president of the company. The Black Hawk County District Court jury, which found Rubashkin not guilty Monday, began deliberations Friday...
  • Lone Protestor Calls for Prosecution (of Conn. A.G. Blumenthal)

    05/18/2010 3:15:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies · 701+ views
    CT News Junkie ^ | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | Christine Stuart
    A lone protester paced the state Capitol parking lot Tuesday holding a U.S. Marine Corps flag and sign that read, “Prosecute Blumenthal Stolen Valor Act.” The protester, Jim Bancroft of Windsor Locks, says he served in as a U.S. Marine from 1977 to 1981 and claims that he has defended Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in the past against accusations regarding his military service because during conversations, the two had Blumenthal had always said he served state-side as a reservist. While the two had nothing in common politically, “I thought he was a decent guy” until he watched the video,...
  • It's Moishe's Choice Once Again

    04/03/2010 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies · 425+ views
    It’s Moishe’s Choice Once Again by Norma Zager “Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well...” President Dwight David Eisenhower Comedian Robert Klein commented recently he is becoming more Jewish as he gets older. He has even added a few more “Oys” when he gets out of bed in the morning. The changes in America are less concerning for their political implications, although scary, as for their...
  • Case against 3 SEALs weakens

    03/29/2010 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies · 1,534+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/29/2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    Cracks are beginning to appear in the military's prosecution of three Navy SEALs accused of striking a most-wanted terrorism suspect they had captured in Iraq. Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland last week signed grants of immunity for five Navy colleagues of the accused. Some of those five, three enlisted men and two officers, are expected at trial to flatly contradict the prosecution's key witness, according to a Navy source close to the case, which centers on the September 2009 capture of Ahmed Hashim Abed. The witness, the master-at-arms at the base in Anbar province where the captured terrorist was brought, told...
  • Woodland cheese shoplifter gets 7 years 8 months in prison (California)

    03/02/2010 2:34:09 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 33 replies · 578+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/02/10 | Hudson Sangree
    A Yolo County judge on Monday sentenced a man who walked out of a store with a package of cheese in his trousers to seven years and eight months in prison. Prosecutors had originally sought a life sentence for Robert Ferguson under the state's "three strikes" law. They dropped that bid last month, saying a psychological report had convinced them that a life sentence wasn't warranted. At Monday's hearing, Deputy District Attorney Clinton Parish urged Judge Thomas Warriner to consider at least one of Ferguson's prior strikes – one for burglary and another for assault with a deadly weapon –...
  • Obama-Holder: Bush Lawyers Off The Hook In Torture Investigation - Or Are They?

    01/31/2010 5:35:38 PM PST · by JLWORK · 3 replies · 319+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | January 31, 2010 | John L. Work
    I do not believe any announcement that comes out of the Obama Administration until I see the action match the words. An anonymous legal source has informed Carrie Johnson of the Washington Times that two high-level Bush Administration attorneys will not face sanctions for formulating policies that allowed water-boarding and harsh interrogations of terrorists like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed following the 9/11 attacks. We’ll just see about that. The American Left and its partner, The World of Islam, are not going to like this announcement – not one bit. This is not the end of the Bush-Cheney investigation drama. Persecuting them...
  • Mother of Edmond Soldier Convicted of Murder Makes Appeal

    01/22/2010 3:05:15 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 354+ views
    News 6 Tulsa ^ | January 6th | Kirsten McIntyre
    EDMOND, Oklahoma -- An Oklahoma mother is on a mission. Her son is now in a military prison for his role in killing an Iraqi detainee. She's not giving up her fight to win his freedom. Vicki Behenna leaves for Washington D.C. Tuesday and later this week, she'll speak on behalf of her son, Michael. She says until he's out of prison she'll continue to be his voice. "It's right in our face every day and it will be until he comes home," Vicki Behenna said. Vicki Behenna says life hasn't been the same since her son, Army Ranger 1st...
  • Government Has Yet to Provide Evidence to Support Its Prosecution of Navy Seals

    12/08/2009 5:57:19 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 29 replies · 1,431+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | December 08, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    U.S. Navy Seals insignia (public domain) Government Has Yet to Provide Evidence to Support Its Prosecution of Navy Seals for Alleged Punching of Terrorist Norfolk, Va. (CNSNews.com) – Though trial dates have been set for mid-January, defense attorneys for three Navy SEALs charged with offenses arising from the alleged punching a terror suspect in the mid-section said at an arraignment on Monday in Norfolk, Va., that the government still had not provided any evidence in the case. If defense attorneys do not get the evidence soon enough to review it, it might raise the need for a delay in...
  • Arlington shooting underscores need to understand law (WA)

    11/21/2009 5:40:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1,903+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 November, 2009 | Dave Workman
    Many people will sympathize with an Arlington, WA man who fired a couple of shots at a burglary suspect who later turned up dead with jewelry belonging homeowner’s wife in his pocket, because the homeowner has now been arrested for investigation of second-degree murder. Keira S. Earhart was booked into the Snohomish County Jail and is being held there on $1 million bail. The man he shot, Ryan A. Rzechula, 25, of Stanwood, has a criminal record, according to the Everett Herald. What allegedly occurred in this case will need some sorting out, but the basic facts are that Earhart...
  • Mother facing prosecution 'for asking for ethnic hospital staff to be removed from birthing room'

    10/28/2009 10:56:09 PM PDT · by bogusname · 41 replies · 1,744+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2009 | Andrew Levy
    A mother is facing action under race discrimination laws after objecting to ethnic minority hospital staff being present at the birth of her child. The woman was about to undergo a caesarean section when she made her demand. It was not clear yesterday whether she was referring to black employees, those of Asian origin, or any other staff working at Milton Keynes Hospital in Buckinghamshire. But an insider said: ‘The mother objected to one type of ethnic minority members of staff being there.’ The woman, who was accompanied by her partner for the delivery earlier this month, gave birth to...
  • U.S. poised to bring more insider trading cases

    10/20/2009 9:47:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 317+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/09 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Rachelle Younglai
    U.S. poised to bring more insider trading cases By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Rachelle Younglai Mon Oct 19, 10:38 pm ET BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh from laying charges in the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history, U.S. federal investigators are poised to bring further "significant" cases. The targets will include financial professionals also involved in insider trading, a source familiar with the matter said. It was not immediately clear whether the new cases will be related to the one that ensnared hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and executives from some of the largest U.S. companies. On Friday, billionaire Raj...
  • 'Time to Ask Why Most State Attorneys General are AWOL on ACORN

    09/23/2009 3:42:54 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 1,008+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | September 16, 2009 | Kimber Abbott
    Mark Fitzgibbons, President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of American Target Advertising, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, issued the following statement regarding the failure of state attorneys general to take action against ACORN: "Despite years of warning signs about voter fraud, embezzlement and other potentially criminal behavior by and within the Association for Community Organizing and Reform Now (ACORN), only a handful of state attorneys general apparently didn't need to be embarrassed by recent alternative media reporting and videos before taking some action against ACORN. Most state attorneys general have sat by idly, perhaps for political reasons with a trail quite probably...
  • Channeling the Soviet Union

    07/10/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 643+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 7/10/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Will federal prosecutors come after you someday? Bill Anderson explains, in a must read column, about the growing power of federal prosecutors who are able to apply vague statutes to behavior that historically has not been illegal. Anderson details how prosecutors can pile bogus charge after bogus charge on the innocent. Yet, even Anderson's warning does not go far enough to explain how this growing power suffocates a society, kills its ability to advance, and makes life less human for us all. For every person a prosecutor goes after, there are thousands who will be "more careful", meaning less free...
  • US Public Defense Lawyers Struggle with Budget Cuts

    05/24/2009 4:29:06 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 4 replies · 266+ views
    VOA News ^ | 05/22/2009 | Brian Wagner
    As the U.S. recession cuts into government budgets across the country, some public agencies are struggling more than others. Several state-funded defense attorneys say they have fewer resources to handle the flood of clients accused of crimes or other offenses. Officials in Miami are looking for private attorneys to volunteer to help clear a small part of the backlog. Ben Reiss left his job as an assistant public defender 10 years ago, in favor of a higher paying job with a top private law firm. That did not stop him from appearing in a Miami court recently to defend a...
  • Ve Haf Vays of Making You Consent: Authoritarian impulse behind the push to prosecute ex-officials

    04/24/2009 7:45:23 AM PDT · by erkyl · 6 replies · 460+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    Barack Obama's critics have long worried that his placatory attitude would project American weakness, thereby emboldening enemies and making real that impression of weakness. That may happen (or be happening), but what seems to have happened first is that President Obama's own weakness has emboldened his domestic allies on the Angry Left. As a result, the administration seems to be on the verge of a political crisis, and the country is at risk of a constitutional crisis.