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  • Obama spying looks even worse than Trump claimed Intel source bombshell

    04/01/2017 9:15:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 155 replies
    WND ^ | March 31, 2017 | Garth Kant
    The spying by the Obama administration on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly was even worse than what he has alleged. And it had nothing to do with Russia but everything to do with politics. Sources in the intelligence community claim the potentially illegal revealing of names, or unmasking, of people in the Trump camp who were under surveillance was done purely “for political purposes” to “hurt and embarrass (candidate) Trump and his team.” The bombshell revelations come from rank and file members of the intelligence community who are fighting back against a stonewall by the leaders at the nation’s spy...
  • Fresno Co. Death Row Inmate Dies At San Quentin Prison (Murdered multiple victims in 1980)

    01/30/2017 1:36:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/30/17 | Bay City News Service
    Death row inmate Fernando Eros Caro died at San Quentin State Prison on Saturday, prison officials said. Caro, 67, was sentenced to death in Santa Clara County Superior Court. He was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Lt. Sam Robinson said. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Caro was sentenced to death for the murders of Jack Lucchesi, Mark Hatcher and Mary Helen Booher and the attempted murder of Rick Donner on Aug. 20, 1980, Robinson said.
  • ‘Give the Man a Chance:’ San Quentin Inmates Who Supported Clinton Say Trump Deserves a Shot

    01/04/2017 7:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    "Economically, he is going to do for the country what has not been done in modern history." — The "Oracle of San Quentin"“Welcome to prison.” Rahsaan Thomas greets me with a firm handshake and a big grin inside the Catholic chapel at San Quentin. It's job fair day at the prison in December, and things are busier than usual. Thirty seven inmates, including Thomas, are interviewing with 33 potential employers from around the Bay Area. They are hopeful. In the bright scenario that they make it out of prison, they could get hired by the owners of yoga studios, dog...
  • 2 charged with killing San Quentin 6 inmate

    12/10/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2015
    Two convicted killers were charged with murder Tuesday in the August slaying of a notorious California inmate, just days after he was released into the general prison population. The Sacramento County district attorney’s office charged the pair with killing 71-year-old Hugo Pinell at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento.
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon found dead in San Quentin prison cell

    03/14/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14 2015 | Lee Romney
    SAN FRANCISCO — J.C.X. Simon—one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s—has died, prison officials said Friday. Simon, 69, was pronounced dead at San Quentin prison at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after being found unresponsive in his cell, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said. The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon Found Dead In San Quentin Prison Cell

    03/13/2015 11:33:37 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 45 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 13 March 2015 | Lee Romney
    J.C.X. Simon—one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s—has died...The random killings of whites [14 people were killed and at least seven wounded] occurred between 1973 and 1976. The suspects were named for the police channel used to try to identify and capture them.
  • Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources

    12/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-20-2014 | BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
    Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 PM Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison...
  • Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies

    06/07/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    sfgate ^ | 06/07/13 | AP
    California corrections officials say convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died in prison. San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says Ramirez died Friday morning. Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders that terrorized Southern California in 1984 and '85, and sentenced to death. Satanic symbols were left at murder scenes and some victims were forced to "swear to Satan" by the killer, who entered homes through unlocked windows and doors. Ramirez was captured and beaten in 1985 by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood while attempting a carjacking.
  • CA: Capitalism's Last Stand - Start-Up Mania Hits San Quentin Prison as Inmates Turn Entrepreneurs

    02/25/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 February 2013 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Start-up mania hits San Quentin prison as inmates turn entrepreneurs One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that start-up mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. 'Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile...
  • San Quentin inmate on killing a Novato man: 'The innocence of a child will be defended

    04/05/2012 11:55:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 4/4/12 | Gary Klien
    The San Quentin inmate who murdered another prisoner to avenge a Novato girl's death read a statement of condolence Wednesday to the girl's family. "The innocence of a child will be defended at all costs," said Frank Souza, referring to 9-year-old Melody Osheroff, who was killed by a drunken motorcyclist in 2009. The motorcyclist, Edward Schaefer, was convicted of murder, manslaughter and other charges in 2010 and sent to San Quentin State Prison. Less than two weeks later, Souza ambushed him in a prison yard and gouged him repeatedly with a makeshift metal spear. Souza, 33, eventually pleaded guilty to...
  • Inmate who killed, sodomized mother dies on death row

    04/03/2012 6:31:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/3/12 | Marisa Lagos
    A 53-year-old death row inmate died of natural causes Tuesday morning at San Quentin State Prison, according to prison authorities. Frank Manuel Abilez, who was sentenced to death for the 1996 murder and sodomy of his 68-year-old mother in Los Angeles County, was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning, said Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Lt. Sam Robinson.
  • 700 Gather Outside San Quentin for Occupy Protest (Occupiers Now Coddle Killers & Rapists)

    02/21/2012 7:42:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | John Wildermuth
    700 gather outside San Quentin for Occupy protest As many as 700 peaceful Occupy demonstrators gathered outside San Quentin State Prison this afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to call for prison reform. "It's been an amazing day," said Crystal Bybee, a spokeswoman for the local Occupy 4 Prisoners group. "We've had hundreds of people out here reading messages from prisoners and speaking out about issues that are important to us." Among the reforms protest organizers are calling for are elimination of solitary confinement, a ban on the death penalty and an end to California's "three-strikes" law. The protest...
  • Judge to tour California's death chamber

    12/23/2010 5:29:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/23/10 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- A federal judge who halted lethal injections in California over concerns that it was cruel and unusual punishment plans to tour the state's new death chamber in February. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel on Wednesday told attorneys representing a death row inmate who filed a lawsuit and the state attorney general's office that he wants to hold a hearing at San Quentin State Prison sometime in February. Fogel is determining whether the state's new lethal injection procedure is constitutional. Fogel halted executions in early 2006 and ordered prison officials to improve their lethal injection...
  • Timing of Calif. execution questioned

    09/25/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT · by granite · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 12:34 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 | By PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Quentin Prison's warden walked to the death row cell of Albert Greenwood Brown on Aug. 31 and read a "death warrant" informing him of his scheduled execution this week. The lawyers wasted no time in blaming election-year politics, saying that Attorney General Jerry Brown's office initiated the execution because Brown is locked in a tight campaign battle with Republican Meg Whitman.
  • San Quentin inmate found dead in cell

    08/30/2010 9:51:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 8/29/10 | Jessica Bernstein-Wax
    A prison guard doing routine checks found a 70-year-old San Quentin inmate dead in his death row cell early Saturday, prison officials said. George Hatton Smithey apparently hanged himself with his bed sheets, Lt. Sam Robinson said. Smithey had been on death row since July 1989 for the 1988 murder and attempted rape of Cheryl Anne Nesler during the commission of an armed robbery and burglary, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Earlier this week a Calaveras County Superior Court judge reduced Smithey's sentence to life without the possibility of parole after prosecutors determined he...
  • DUI murderer from Marin is killed in prison

    07/27/2010 6:06:59 PM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies
    SFGATE ^ | July 27, 2010 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON -- A man newly arrived at San Quentin State Prison after being convicted of murder and drunken driving in the death of a 9-year-old Novato girl was fatally stabbed by another inmate, authorities said Tuesday. Edward John Schaefer, 44, of Novato was stabbed in the chest and neck at about 10:35 a.m. Monday in the prison's reception center yard and died that night, said Lt. Sam Robinson, prison spokesman. The suspect is Frank Anthony Souza, 31, a convicted murderer from San Jose, Robinson said. Souza had fashioned a homemade weapon, authorities said. Schaefer was killed just...
  • San Quentin Inmates - Earn Seminary diplomas

    07/06/2010 9:40:01 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 3 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 7-6-10 | cakid1
    You probably won't see this story from the main stream media but inmates at San Quentin are not only being saved but they're also being trained to save others.
  • Oops. San Quentin Mistakenly Releases Inmate

    04/08/2010 12:07:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 370+ views
    An inmate imprisoned for fleeing officers in Alameda County apparently was mistakenly released from San Quentin. According to the Solano County District Attorney's Office, Dante Rodgers was supposed to appear in Superior Court on Tuesday on new charges of committing battery while in prison. After being bounced between two state prisons and Solano County Jail, however, Rodgers has gone missing. Rodgers was about to be paroled from the California Medical Facility last month after serving time on a charge of evading peace officers in Alameda County. But he picked up a new charge of battery upon a non-inmate at the...
  • SAINT QUENTIN Apostle of Amiens, Martyr at Rome (†287)

    10/31/2009 4:04:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Magnificat ^ | 1882 | Msgr. Paul Guérin
    October 31 Spiritual Bouquet: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Phil. 4:4 SAINT QUENTIN Apostle of Amiens, Martyr at Rome Saint Quentin was a Roman, descended from a senatorial family. Full of zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, he left his country and went into Gaul, accompanied by eleven other apostles sent from Rome. They separated to extend their campaign of evangelization to the various regions of France. Saint Quentin remained at Amiens and endeavored by his prayers and labors to make that region part of Our Lord’s inheritance. By the force of his words and...