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  • Evidence mounts of Obama involvement in Dinesh D'Souza's selective prosecution

    01/25/2018 9:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/25/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Would President Obama have been that petty to target a critic for draconian law enforcement over a movie? The way the Soviet KGB might have targeted a dissident? Well, given the common thread of socialism in both, it shouldn't be a big surprise that he would. It now comes to light that apparently, yes, he did. Dinesh D'Souza reports that he seems to have been in that unlucky category, targeted for any violation however minor, after making a couple of richly textured, artistically good and very popular critical movies about Obama. When a minor campaign finance violation was finally...
  • Couple’s innocent bath-time photos of kids set off a 10-year legal saga

    01/25/2018 2:39:29 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 24, 2018 | Derek Hawkins
    In 2008, the couple took their three daughters, then ages 5, 4 and 1˝, on a vacation to San Diego. They snapped more than 100 photos during the trip, like parents do, including several of the girls playing together during bath time. When they returned to their home in Peoria, Ariz., they dropped the camera’s memory stick off at a Walmart for developing. Within a day, a police detective came knocking. A Walmart employee had flagged the bath-time photos as pornographic, the detective told the parents. One showed the girls wrapped in towels with their arms around each other; another...
  • Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be

    01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 3, 2018 | James Risen
    I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us. Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be. I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.
  • Did the prosecutors make a fatal mistake in the trial for the Kate Steinle killer?

    12/02/2017 6:55:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/02/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    So far as I can tell, jurors who acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of all charges related to the death of Kate Steinle have not been hounded by journalists seeking an explanation for their puzzling findings. At a minimum, involuntary manslaughter should have been a slam dunk. Google does not find anything about interviews that jurors have granted.  In fact, I have seen very little in the way of coverage of key moments in the trial. But yesterday, the Armstrong and Getty Show, broadcast in most major cities in the West, interviewed an experienced former Bay Area prosecutor and...
  • Trump Calls For Prosecution Of Democrats After Reports Of Indictments In Russia Probe

    10/29/2017 11:10:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 240 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump responded to reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is about to indict people in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by pointing the finger at Democrats. Trump said the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Kremlin is “phony,” “bad for our country,” a “witch hunt,” and “evil politics.” He added the news that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the unverified dossier alleging scandalous behavior by Trump has united Republicans. “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake...
  • UK Authorities Not Prosecuting Islamic State Returnees to Avoid Creating a ‘Lost Generation’

    10/21/2017 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished. Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400. “That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be...
  • Lawyers Undercut Vance's Claim He Had No 'Case' Against Harvey Weinstein

    10/15/2017 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 13, 2017 | B. Colby Hamilton
    In the public furor over revelations that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office declined to pursue groping charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the office’s defense has rested largely on insufficiency of evidence claims. In a statement released on Oct. 10, Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman Agnifilo said that while the recording of Weinstein made by a victim working with the New York Police Department was “horrifying to listen to,” the office was ultimately unable to bring charges because “what emerged was insufficient to prove a crime ... which requires prosecutors to establish criminal intent.” The following day, Vance,...
  • Tormenting Manafort is seen as Weissmann’s way to snare big prosecution targets for Mueller

    10/01/2017 10:38:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 1, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Facing indictment and millions of dollars in legal debts, President Trump’s onetime campaign manager maintains his innocence and has nothing incriminating to offer Special Counsel Robert Mueller, associates say. But Paul Manafort, who once advised Ronald Reagan and went on to build a lucrative political consulting business overseas, knows he is up against one of the Justice Department’s most relentless prosecutors. Andrew Weissmann, who led Justice’s fraud division before being reunited with Mr. Mueller, his former FBI boss, has an operational history of going after the relatively small to snare the big. “I would bet the indictment will be right...
  • Judge Takes Over Prosecution In Bunkerville Retrial

    07/25/2017 6:12:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Judge Gloria Navarro has made new rules for her courtroom that (I would bet) stun even the prosecution. Last week, Judge Navarro shocked the courtroom with her manipulation of jury selection in the Bunkerville retrial in Las Vegas, Nevada. She refused to allow the defense to have their allotted peremptory challenges and selected the jury for them.She also ruled against the defense on every single pre-trial motion, including shutting down their defense strategy. Things that were allowed in the previous trial will not be allowed in this trial. The defendants will not be allowed to explain why they went to...
  • Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s...

    02/21/2017 11:51:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day The 74-year-old is also charged for taking photos of VA police(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and...
  • The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't

    01/23/2017 6:22:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/19/2017 | staff
    In a tax filing, the Clinton Global Initiative said it's firing 22 staffers and closing its offices, a result of the gusher of foreign money that kept the foundation afloat suddenly drying up after Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency. It proves what we've said all along: The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S. That sound you heard starting in November was checkbooks being snapped shut in offices around the world by people who had hoped their...
  • The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

    12/29/2016 7:06:16 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Just before joining climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” climate change. The seeds of that call to action in March were planted four years earlier at a gathering of environmental activists, trial lawyers, and academics across the country in San Diego. The Daily Signal found this and other revealing bits of information among material...
  • Supreme Court Finally Makes HUGE Move Against EPA For Endangering Thousands Of Americans…

    12/07/2016 5:57:18 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The EPA is without a doubt the most corrupt agency in the Obama Administration. That’s saying something when you consider the fact that there have been over a dozen scandals during his reign. Remember when the EPA accidentally dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into the drinking water that was used by thousands of people? They’ve never been punished for it in a meaningful way and apparently that could change very soon. From The Daily Signal: “New Mexico and Colorado are both suing the EPA, and now the Supreme Court has asked the acting solicitor general of the United...
  • The main problem with prosecuting Hillary

    11/23/2016 10:27:52 PM PST · by ganeemead · 31 replies
    The main problem with prosecuting the Hildabeast... The problem with prosecuting Hilda would be keeping the jury awake for the four or five hours it would take for the DA to read off the list of crimes she's guilty of. This is similar to the big joke you see in Sergio Leone's classic Western "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" in which the sheriff begins reading off the list of crimes Tuco (Eli Wallach) is wanted for. At that point Eastwood walks into a saloon and begins questioning people about something or other and takes his time at it...
  • Trump letting Hillary off the hook is his biggest mistake yet

    11/23/2016 7:12:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 128 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-22-16 | Michael Goodwin
    At first blush, Donald Trump’s decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didn’t look like a good idea. At second blush, it looks like a terrible idea. The decision, dribbled out in a TV report and then confirmed by aide Kellyanne Conway, is too momentous to come in bits and pieces and from anyone other than Trump directly. He made the pledge at a debate to appoint a special prosecutor, and it smacks of Washington-as-usual for the reversal to slither out the back door. Yet instead of the president-elect personally explaining his big decision, the public got snippets...
  • Camerota Asks Kellyanne Conway: Will Trump Move Forward With Prosecuting Clinton?

    11/09/2016 8:59:36 AM PST · by tekrat · 96 replies
    MEDIAite.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | Ken Meyer
    Kellyanne Conway appeared this morning on CNN’s New Day, where the Donald Trump campaign manager broke down the message and strategy behind the mogul’s upset victory in the presidential election. Conway began by talking about the “very gracious” call where Hillary Clinton admitted her defeat to Trump over the phone. She also talked at length about how the Trump campaign’s plan came to fruition in the battleground states, as well as her tweet last night about how there was at least one pollster (herself) who saw what was coming where many did not. After Conway discussed the impact Trump voters wanted to make on the government, Alisyn Camerota asked her about...
  • How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time

    10/14/2016 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Vendome · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    Interesting to note that Paula Broadwell "Was Not Charged with a Single Crime" Here's why: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey listened as prosecutors did a mock run-through of the government’s case, a preview of how they would present their evidence to Petraeus’s lawyers in order, they hoped, to force a guilty plea. The presentation included felony charges: lying to the FBI and violating a section of the Espionage Act. A conviction on either carried potentially years in prison. They were also considering bringing the same charges against Petraeus’s biographer and former mistress, Paula...
  • Oh yes, the Left does prosecute its enemies

    10/11/2016 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Matthew Vadum
    16 examples of left-wingers trying--and in some cases succeeding--in putting their adversaries in jail After GOP candidate Donald Trump vowed to seek prosecution of Democrat Hillary Clinton should he become president, the professional Left melted down. Trump was prominently labeled a would-be dictator who would turn America into a banana republic (something the Obama administration has largely already accomplished by undermining the rule of law). But the Left criminalizes politics and public policy differences all the time.
  • A False Conviction Is Overturned, but the System That Allowed It Remains

    09/10/2016 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 September 2016 | Jim Dwyer
    Here is the case of a missing paragraph that turned into a trap door that dropped a man into prison. The paragraph vanished from a police report in a Brooklyn criminal case, but essential information has been hidden from people accused of crimes in courthouses across the country. Even though failing to share exculpatory information is among the most serious breaches of ethics and law for the police and prosecutors, there is little personal or institutional accountability for such tactics. In 2010, to convict a man named Wayne Martin of killing two people during a stickup of a Brooklyn tire...
  • Prosecution trend: After fatal OD, dealer charged with death

    08/15/2016 6:58:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15,2016 | AP
    <p>LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — He knew he was in trouble even before he read the text message: "Did u hear what hapnd 2 ed?"</p> <p>Ed Martin III had been found dead in the bathroom of a convenience store. He'd mainlined fentanyl, an opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin.</p>