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  • Maricopa County halts smuggling prosecutions

    09/30/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | Sep 30, 2013 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's most populous county halted prosecutions of both smugglers and those being smuggled on Monday.
  • Michelle Obama brings anti-violence message to Chicago

    04/10/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2013 | Lolly Bowean and Dahleen Glanton
    First lady Michelle Obama brought her message against youth violence to Chicago today, appearing at a luncheon with the mayor and civic leaders and then visiting Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties of gunfire. Attending the luncheon were the parents of slain 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral Obama attended in February. "This is personal," said Obama, as she told the story of growing up in Chicago's South Shore community. "Hadiya's family did everything right, but she still didn't have a chance."
  • 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...
  • Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent

    12/18/2012 8:47:53 AM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2012 | Paul Bedard
    Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama's administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.
  • Fast and Furious: Prosecutions Coming? Congressman Darrell Issa announces that charges could be

    08/29/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/29/12 | Bob Owens
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa indicated on August 23 that the five Department of Justice officials the committee held responsible for Operation Fast and Furious may face criminal charges. Speaking with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, Issa discussed allegations that Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon was “double-dipping,” drawing both a full-time salary from the ATF and a second full-time, six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan. The arrangement is suspicious, considering the controversy over McMahon’s role in Fast and Furious and the ATF’s persecution of whistleblowers who sought similar arrangements. J.P. Morgan was one of...
  • Study finds jump in immigration prosecutions (All Hail Obama! Pete Yost 'AgitProp' Alert!!)

    02/01/2011 4:44:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/1/11 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON – New government data shows the Obama administration has sharply increased immigration prosecutions and has stepped up cases against white-collar crimes, drug violations, organized crime and official corruption. An analysis compiled by a private group using government data also found that there has been a decline in the Justice Department's felony prosecutions aside from immigration cases, particularly outside the Southwest. The study was released Tuesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a private, nonpartisan group based at Syracuse University that compiled the data from the first two years of the Obama administration and the last two years of the...
  • Report says Arizona’s U.S. prosecutor carries a big proportion of cases

    08/19/2010 9:33:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    PHOENIX — Nearly one out of every five cases being brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the whole country are filed in Arizona, according to a report. The Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found there were 20,818 prosecutions in the first eight months of the current fiscal year. That compares with 109,532 for the entire country. Arizona represents just 2 percent of the national population. More than four out of every five are related to immigration laws. But even within that category, the study shows a clear trend. Five years ago, federal prosecutors brought fewer than 3,200...
  • Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police

    07/19/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    abc ^ | 7/19/10 | RAY SANCHEZ
    Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes. But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state...
  • Union label: suckers!

    06/19/2010 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 454+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 19, 2010 | Editorial
    Remember why unions were formed in the first place -- to protect workers from being taken advantage of? Nowadays, the rank-and-file mostly need protection from their own leadership. Daniel Hughes, former head of the Field Supervisor Association representing Port Authority workers, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court this week to looting $300,000 in members' dues over five years. The union heavyweight allegedly used the money for Queens hotel trysts with hookers, casino getaways and high-priced dinners. A rare occurrence? Hardly. Last May, ex-Central Labor Council boss and former Queens Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was sentenced to 10 years for embezzlement --...
  • Prosecuting our Protectors

    05/07/2009 2:33:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 269+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 07, 2009 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    Who would have ever thought that we would seriously debate whether to prosecute those who have kept us safe since 9/11? Most of us can still recall the fear and uncertainty of the days and weeks that followed. Shell-shocked and frightened, we lived in imminent expectation of further attacks. Few would have bet a dime that in the next seven years we wouldn't be hit again. That it did not happened is almost difficult to believe, since the hijackers' spectacular success inspired jihadists far and wide. Every year since they would promise an even greater slaughter with blood running down...
  • White House: Obama not proposing truth commission (Says Gibbs)

    04/22/2009 1:13:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies · 1,390+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2009 | Sam Youngman
    The day after opening a can of worms by saying he is open to a truth commission to investigate the authors of the controversial Bush-era enhanced interrogation memos, the White House stressed Wednesday that President Obama is neither proposing nor initiating those proceedings or the formation of a truth commission. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, talking to reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to Iowa, said any decision to prosecute the authors of the legal memos would come from the Justice Department and "it has to be done outside of the realm of politics." Last week,...
  • CA: Lack of prosecutions demoralizing Border Patrol (Why bother? The sad reality.)

    05/18/2006 3:42:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 809+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/18/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO – The vast majority of people caught smuggling immigrants across the border near San Diego are never prosecuted for the offense, demoralizing the Border Patrol agents making the arrests, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press. “It is very difficult to keep agents' morale up when the laws they were told to uphold are being watered-down or not prosecuted,” the report says. The report offers a stark assessment of the situation at a Border Patrol station responsible for guarding 13 miles of mountainous border east of the city. Federal officials say it reflects a reality...
  • NYT: Prosecutions in Immigration Doubled in Last Four Years

    09/29/2005 6:24:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 186+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Federal prosecutions for immigration violations more than doubled in the last four years, surpassing drugs as the most frequently pursued federal crime, according to new data released Wednesday by a private research group. The change reflects a major shift in priorities since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Immigration prosecutions surged to 38,000 last year from 16,300 in 2001, as federal authorities mounted a crackdown on illegal immigration as a way of deterring terrorism, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research group connected to Syracuse University that compiled the data. Prosecutions for drug crimes have begun to decline, dropping...
  • Policy Might Change For Illegal Immigrant Prosecutions

    10/29/2004 6:53:09 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 24 replies · 647+ views
    KGTV-10, San Diego ^ | 29 October 2004 | Staff
    U.S. Attorney's Office Asks For Change In Federal Guidelines SAN DIEGO -- In an exclusive 10News report, investigative reporter Thom Jensen learned that the San Diego Office of the U.S. Attorney has advised the Border Patrol they want to change the way the Department of Justice does business. In a letter written by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Peak to Paul Blocker, Jr., acting chief patrol agent, he said, "We believe it appropriate to revise our prosecution guidelines in criminal alien cases." Peak said the local U.S. Attorney's Office resources are limited and they have other "enforcement priorities." He told the...
  • (Canadian) Supreme Court refines legal rules in prosecutions for spreading AIDS virus

    09/18/2003 11:56:05 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 182+ views
    CNews ^ | 09/18/03 | Staff Writer
    OTTAWA (CP) - A Newfoundland man who infected a woman with the AIDS virus had his conviction reduced by the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday from aggravated assault to a lesser charge. The high court, in a 7-0 decision, ruled the Crown had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Harold Williams knowingly endangered the life of his partner - a necessary element in law for an aggravated assault conviction. The judgment doesn't rule out criminal charges against those who spread the AIDS-causing virus to unwitting partners. The Supreme Court cleared the way for such prosecutions in a landmark...