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  • Kavanaugh joins liberals in tough questions on execution plans for man with rare condition

    11/06/2018 3:50:18 PM PST · by KingofZion · 72 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court spent a gruesome hour Tuesday debating a constitutional way to execute a Missouri man who has a rare medical condition, with the likely decider, new justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, joining the court’s liberals with tough questions for the state. Modern and ancient execution methods — a firing squad, electrocution, hanging, lethal gas, being burned at the stake — all made appearances during the court’s sober assessment of ways to kill Russell Bucklew without violating the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Missouri plans to use an injection of a single drug, pentobarbital, to carry out the...
  • Free Valentino Dixon

    08/01/2018 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    "If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now." I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in Ohio. Faith, family and drawing -- golf courses, jazz musicians, landscapes -- have kept him alive and sane behind bars. It has been a long, hard roller-coaster ride with "so many ups and downs" that he has learned to manage expectations while holding on to hope. Tina was a four-month-old infant when...
  • Painesville judge’s creative sentence will have man scooping out pens at county fair

    07/27/2018 12:30:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | 7/25/18 | ANN DOMECK
    PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his very creative sentences, has handed down - or scooped out - another one. "You like to screw around with crap? That's what you're gonna do for 3 days." Bayley Toth of Painesville was found guilty of criminal mischief after a night with friends in a local park. Toth jumped on top of a van and placed a traffic cone on it. He then tipped over a porta-potty, knocked a WiFi bridge down and threw 2 lifesaving rings into the lake, one of which was never found. The Judge...
  • Dad forces son to run to school in rain as punishment for bullying other students

    03/06/2018 9:11:58 AM PST · by BBell · 78 replies ^ | 4/6/18 | Alex Lasker
    A video of a Virginia father's unorthodox punishment for his bullying son has gone viral. Bryan Thornhill shared a Facebook Live video on March 1 showing his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as punishment after he was kicked off his school bus for three days for bullying another student. In the video, Thornhill says that he "does not tolerate" and "cannot stand" bullying, and refers to the unusual punishment as "old school, simple parenting." The father of two also claims that since his son has been running the mile trek to school every day, his attitude has...
  • Attorney to ex-Twitter employee who deactivated Trump account: 'Get a lawyer'

    11/03/2017 9:06:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/17 | Joe Uchill
    A prominent attorney for cybersecurity issues has this advice to the unnamed Twitter employee said to have pulled the plug on President Trump's email account: "Don't say anything and get a lawyer." Tor Ekeland told The Hill that while the facts of the case are still unclear and the primary law used to prosecute hackers is murky and unevenly applied, there is a reasonable chance the Twitter employee violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Twitter announced Thursday evening that "a Twitter customer support employee... on the employee’s last day" intentionally cut off service to President Trump's Twitter account....
  • Concentration Camps Expert Says Trump Just Endorsed The Idea Of Them In U.S. (He went there)

    08/26/2017 3:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 26, 2017 | Sam Levine
    President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio amounts to an endorsement of the idea of concentration camps, says a journalist who has reported on the global history of the deadly facilities. Arpaio referred to his own county jail as a “concentration camp.” For over two decades, he operated “Tent City,” where detainees were kept in brutal conditions, including temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees Farenheit. They were also forced to work on chain gangs and to wear pink undergarments as a form of humiliation. Arpaio was convicted in July of criminal contempt for ignoring a court order...
  • Second Chance for Employment Act takes effect in West Virginia

    07/10/2017 2:25:42 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 23 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | July 10, 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Non-violent felons can petition the court to have their sentences reduced to misdemeanors, according to a new law in West Virginia. The West Virginia Second Chance for Employment Act took effect Friday. Governor Jim Justice signed the bill in April after it passed the Legislature during this year’s session. Senator Glen Jeffries (D-Putnam, 08) introduced the bill after meeting with several business owners who wanted to hire people, but were not able to due to their previous felony convictions. “We have a significant amount of people in West Virginia that are in that scenario and we believe...
  • Senior Secret Service Agent Who Didn’t Want to Take ‘A Bullet’ Escaped Punishments

    06/26/2017 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/26/17 | Susan Crabtree
    O'Grady is still on payroll, maintains security clearance and was never placed on ‘Do Not Admit’ list The senior Secret Service agent who said she did not want to take "a bullet" for President Trump did not suffer several disciplinary actions imposed on other agents and officers for allegations of similarly serious or lesser misconduct, according to multiple sources from the Secret Service community and attorneys specializing in federal law enforcement labor and employment law. Kerry O'Grady, the agent in question, was removed from her position as head of the Secret Service's Denver district in March amid an investigation into...
  • Tom Steyer wants to ‘penalize people’ who add to ‘climate risk’

    07/02/2014 2:24:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Watchdog dot org ^ | 7/1/2014 | Yaël Ossowski
    Speaking in New York City last week, Wall Street billionaire Tom Steyer laid clear his vision for penalizing people whose actions may contribute to climate change.“We need to reward people whose behavior reduces climate risk and penalize people who add to it,” said Steyer “If we can get this right, I think there’s no doubt that our economy is going to continue to do very well.”He was joined by several wealthy businessmen — such as Michael Bloomberg and former bankers and government officials Hank Paulson and Robert Reich— to unveil a report from Risky Business, an economic analysis of the...
  • Boss teaches lesson to teen who admitted stealing

    06/20/2017 11:01:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc 13 eyewitness news ^ | June 19, 2017 | Deborah Wrigley
    Seventeen-year-old Mark Anthony Doyle admitted that he stole a lot of pricey items from his employer's home recently. The missing goods included a Rolex watch, assorted electronics, and a drone... Doyle begged him not to press charges, so he gave him a choice, which was jail or Franklin's own brand of punishment. Doyle chose option B. "He wanted to be noticed, so that's what I decided on," he said. The attention getting outfit he chose included a pink tank top, shorts with Winnie the Pooh characters printed on the fabric, and a floppy beach hat. He also brought a sign...
  • Man who robbed bank to get away from wife sentenced to home confinement

    06/15/2017 3:51:10 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/14/17
    A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, the Kansas City Star reported.
  • Twin Brothers From India Jailed, Caned For Attacking Colleague In Singapore

    06/07/2017 9:12:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NDTV ^ | June 7, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Singapore: Twin brothers from India have been jailed for five months and ordered to receive three strokes of the cane for attacking a compatriot at a dormitory in Singapore. Lakshmanan and Raman Pothiyappan, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous hurt to their fellow countryman and colleague, Thevvan Velayutham, 41. The twins were each jailed for five months and ordered to receive three strokes of the cane, The Straits Times reported today. They committed the offence at a Shaw Road dormitory near Upper Paya Lebar Road on October 29 last year. Deputy Public Prosecutor Soh Weiqi said Thevvan,...
  • An Unquenched Light Deserving No More Darkness

    05/24/2017 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/17 | Steve Sagarra
    They must be unconditionally eradicated wherever they rear their ugliness, by any means necessary. Compassion and understanding require it, justice and punishment demand it Terrorists, by their very namesake, want to invoke terror. Whether their acts are by individuals bent on inflicting harm for whatever reason or connected to, or at least inspired by, a particular ideology, it matters very little at this point. Either way, they wish to disrupt normalcy, creating chaos from order. Once again, the world has witnessed a terrorist attack that has done that exact thing. Once again, hollow rhetoric will echo forth calling for compassion...
  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Here’s what happens when a woman fails to wear a hijab in an actually repressive country

    12/13/2016 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | December 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve had our fair share of hijab news in the United States this year. You may recall that back during the Olympics, one Muslim athlete said that she didn’t feel safe in our country while wearing her traditional Muslim garb. In the heat of the election and the weeks which followed, we heard continual stories of “hate crimes” against women wearing such apparel, even though at least some of them turned out to be hoaxes. So I suppose wearing a hijab can be considered controversial. But not wearing one can cause even more issues depending where you live. If’ you’re...
  • Education Secretary equates corporal punishment to criminal assault

    11/22/2016 11:31:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2016
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 22, 2016) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult. King released a letter Tuesday asking leaders to replace corporal punishment with less punitive, more supportive disciplinary practices that he said work better against bad behavior.
  • This is what happens when you insult the new Thai king

    10/17/2016 9:29:20 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A woman accused of insulting the kooky crown prince of Thailand was publicly humiliated and forced to grovel beneath a portrait of the country’s late king, according to reports Monday. Police officers dragged Umaporn Sarasat, 43, to the portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside a police station and forced her to kneel before it Sunday — as 500 onlookers shouted wildly, according to a video posted by the Times of London.
  • Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail

    10/10/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10/10/2016
    Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail - Breaking911 Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail October 10, 2016 | 1:51 PM Home » Bad News » Cyber Attacks » Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail CAIRO – It seemed like a innocent, if goofy, flirtation. Abu Sin, a young man in Saudi Arabia, met Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old in California, on YouNow, an online community forum that allows people to...

    09/19/2016 9:14:16 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    ShyDux account on YOUTUBE Congressional Black Caucus ^ | Published on September 18, 2016 | ShyDux account YOUTUBE
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington, DC. SHOW MORE
  • The Dallas Police Weren’t Killed by Guns

    07/11/2016 8:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    It was poison. Venom emanating from the White House, the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Congressional Black Caucus and other irresponsible members of the Democrat Party, race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and America’s so-called mainstream news media. They are responsible for the spate of deaths of police officers all across the United States. Particularly over the past seven years. Politicians are quick to criticize the police immediately following an incident, long before all the forensics and other investigative tools have determined what has happened. Yet they are nowhere to be found afterwards once the results of an...