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  • Comey and the FISA Warrant Hillary Bought

    12/08/2018 11:49:19 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 12/7/18 | George Neumayr
    (Snip) ---“ ........ We now know the FBI used an article from Yahoo News as independent corroboration for the Steele dossier when, in fact, Steele had talked to the news outlet,” reports Solomon. “If the FBI knew Steele had that media contact before it submitted the article, it likely would be guilty of circular intelligence reporting, a forbidden tactic in which two pieces of evidence are portrayed as independent corroboration when, in fact, they originated from the same source. These issues are why the FBI email chain, kept from most members of Congress for the past two years, suddenly landed...
  • Nordic prisons visited by a US Correctional Officer

    11/25/2018 5:19:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Speisa ^ | Nov 23, 2016
    Nordic prisons visited by a US Correctional Officer James Conway shakes his head in disbelief, as he walks through the institution they call ''prison.'' Finnish Broadcasting, YLE, has made a documentary series called "Norden", where focus is on various aspects of society in Scandinavia. In this episode, former correctional officer, James Conway, from the notorious US prison Attica, has been brought in to have a look at the nordic prison system. During a one week filming trip with The Finnish Broadcasting Company, he visited different kinds of correctional institutions in Finland and Sweden, but the Norwegian ultra liberal regime was...
  • Lawsuit: Va. jail's 'God Pod' violates Constitution

    11/22/2018 2:05:30 PM PST · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    CorrectionsOne.com ^ | 11/22/2018 | Denise Lavoie
    A Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a regional jail in Virginia, alleging that the jail has set up a Christians-only unit dubbed the "God Pod." The Council on American-Islamic Relations says officials at the Riverside Regional Jail have set aside a housing pod exclusively for Christian inmates who promise to live in accordance with the Bible. The group says the Christian pod violates the Constitution by favoring one religion over others. The lawsuit accuses jail officials of discriminating against Muslim inmates and others by preventing them from participating in programs that teach their faith and...
  • Man faces felony charges after allegedly shooting, killing cat

    11/21/2018 6:17:14 AM PST · by bgill · 66 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Nov. 20, 2018 | Gerald Tracy
    An affidavit we obtained describes the day a man on the Northeast side shot and killed a cat on an apartment balcony. A witness provided a statement of the event, accusing Donald Martin, 77, of animal cruelty. The statement says the witness saw the cat eating out of a bowl on the morning of Nov. 12 before hearing a loud noise. After the witness looked up, she saw Martin holding something in his hand as the cat seized up. Animal Care Services investigators said he shot at a group of cats, which residents at the complex typically help caring for......
  • USC Library Censors Article on ‘Female Privilege in Prison Sentencing’

    11/18/2018 1:18:42 PM PST · by OddLane · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/14/18 | TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The University of Southern California (USC) library system has seemingly begun censoring a 2012 academic article documenting that men, on average, get slapped with a 63 percent longer prison sentence than women for the same crimes. The article, “Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases” is widely accessible online to the public. But after a USC lecturer assigned the article in Spring 2018 class, the article somehow is no longer accessible by search in the USC library system. If you search for the article on the USC library site, you will find a link to a critique of the article...
  • Turkey sentences German-Kurdish singer to over 6 years in prison

    11/14/2018 6:26:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 5 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced the German-Kurdish singer Saide Inac, better known by her stage name Hozan Cane, to six years and three months in jail over charges of "being a member in a terrorist organization."Turkish police arrested Hozan Cane in Edirne Province in late June with accusations of membership in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) based on her songs, activities, and pictures on social media.She was visiting Turkey to sing at rallies for the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the run-up to the Turkish general and presidential elections which saw Erdogan emerge victorious.Cane,...
  • President Trump Makes Announcement On First Step Act Criminal Justice Reform 11/14/18

    11/14/2018 4:02:23 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/18 | President Trump
    President Trump delivers remarks on the First Step Act, which would make changes to sentencing and prison laws.
  • 'Guccifer' hacker credited with exposing Clinton server released from Romanian prison

    10/25/2018 5:59:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/25/18 | Andrew Blake
    Marcel Lehel Lazar, a computer hacker known as “Guccifer” who is credited with revealing the existence of Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email server, has been released from a prison in his native Romania and is expected to be extradited to the United States for the second time since 2016. Lazar was freed on parole this week in the midst of serving a seven-year sentence related to hacking a slew of Romanian celebrities and politicians, putting him on path to be sent to the U.S. to serve the remainder of a prison stint connected to a cybercrime spree that claimed several...
  • vanity - Blasey-Ford and handlers should be arrested and charged with perjury and convicted, jailed.

    10/17/2018 7:59:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    News | 17 October 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Blasey-Ford, Feinstein, Schumer, Katz and ANYONE involved with that complete circus in the Senate trying to defame Kavanaugh should be arrested, charged with perjury and defamation of character at least, easily convicted and jailed. If possible, charges of sedition should be brought for undermining perfectly legal and proper governmental proceedings. Those people can NOT be allowed to get away with this. It only invites worse episodes later. Also, the women who accused Judge Roy Moore falsely should also face the same punishment. Where have they gone? If he actually did something, they should still be trying to bring a case...
  • Trump May Be Inching Toward Broad Criminal Sentencing Reform

    10/14/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump frequently brings up prison reform at his Make America Great Again rallies. The subject is on his short list of favored topics, like the wall at the Mexican border and killing NAFTA. Trump brought up prison reform in his 2018 State of the Union address. On Monday, he thanked the International Chiefs of Police for working with him on the issue. The question is, will Trump embrace reform of federal mandatory minimum sentencing? At times Trump looks as if he is ready to make the plunge. In June, he commuted the sentence of Alice...
  • Disgraced former Congressman Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early

    10/08/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/08/18 | REUVEN BLAU
    Full title - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early due to good behavior **SNIP** Weiner – who was sentenced to 21 months of hard time for sexting with a minor – will be let go on May 14, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He’s currently being held in the Federal Medical Center at Devens, a former military facility in Massachusetts. Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole. But they can get as much as 54 days shaved off annually for good behavior.
  • Switzerland Votes to Send People to Prison for Homophobia and Transphobia

    10/05/2018 6:51:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Pink News ^ | 10/2/18 | Ella Braidwood
    Switzerland has voted to make homophobic and transphobic crimes punishable with up to a three year prison sentence. The National Council voted to criminalise homophobic and transphobic acts, putting it on a par with the way the country treats racism.  The council voted 118 for and 60 against to introduce a prison sentence for homophobia and transphobia. However, the motion still needs to be passed by the Council of States before it can become law. National councillor Mathias Reynard, who put forward motion, posted on Twitter on September 25: “National Council accepts my parliamentary initiative against homophobia and transphobia!...
  • Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono [tr]

    10/05/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Full Title: Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono 'in light of recently uncovered information' "In addition to the evidence I requested in my October 2 letter," Grassley continued in his letter, "in light of recently uncovered information, please turn over records and descriptions of direct or indirect communications between Dr. Ford or her representatives and any of the following: (1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses...
  • Bill Cosby, 81, is handcuffed and led straight to prison after a judge sentenced him to between...

    09/25/2018 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 25, 2018 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Bill Cosby, 81, is handcuffed and led straight to prison after a judge sentenced him to between three and 10 YEARS for drugging and assaulting a woman over a decade ago - and branded him a 'sexually violent predator' Bill Cosby emerged from a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs and was led straight to state prison on Tuesday after being sentenced to three to 10 years for drugging and molesting a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O'Neill handed down Cosby's sentence on Tuesday afternoon as the 81-year-old comedian sat back in his chair with his head...
  • $18 Million Worth of Cocaine Found Amid Banana Shipment Sent to Texas Prison

    09/24/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 23, 2018
    On Friday, department officers went to pick up two pallets of donated fruit and quickly discovered something off about the weight of the boxes. “One of the sergeants just noticed one of the boxes didn’t seem quite right,” Jeremy Desel, department spokesperson, told CNN affiliate KTRK. This isn’t the first time drug smugglers have tried to use fruit to hide contraband. In 2017, almost two tons of marijuana was disguised as limes in a commercial shipment coming across the Texas-Mexico border. More than 34,000 of the fake fruit packages were discovered by an imaging inspection system and narcotics K-9 team....
  • Tommy Robinson & Ezra Levant: EXCLUSIVE interview

    09/17/2018 3:49:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 12/9/18 | Ezra Levant
    https://www.TheRebel.media/tommyrobinson For the first time since his release, Tommy Robinson sits down for a full-length interview, with Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media. PS: Tommy is going BACK to court; please help continue to crowdfund his legal defence at http://www.SaveTommy.com #TommyRobinson #interview #UK
  • Journalist Paralyzed, Gravely Ill in Turkish Prison

    09/05/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 5, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Medeni Duran wrote that his imprisoned brother Metin "cannot walk, speak, or eat and does not recognize anyone anymore. He can only breathe." Mistreatment and even torture of journalists and media employees, along with arbitrary arrests, are getting alarmingly commonplace in Turkey. At least 183 journalists and media workers in Turkey in are being held, either in pretrial detention or serving a prison sentence, according to the Platform for Independent Journalism. Dissident journalists and writers in Turkey increasingly face government threats and arbitrary arrests for their work and opinions, but for Metin Duran, the punishments have been even more...
  • Dog in therapy program for prison inmates is found dead

    09/04/2018 4:35:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 4, 2018
    Facebook LEBANON, Ohio - A nonprofit in Lebanon is pulling out of its program for inmates at the Warren Correctional Institution. The program allowed some inmates to interact with dogs. But one canine, a German shepherd named Evie, was recently found dead in the prison. Katherine Hartung had been fostering Evie through Joseph's Legacy. Evie had a tough life, "a broken hip, having surgery. Living on the streets... She was a part of our family," said Hartung. --snip-- She says the dog was a Houdini of sorts, jumping over fences and even unlocking doors. So she handed her over to...
  • Rally in New Haven calls for fair wages for incarcerated workers

    08/26/2018 2:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | 8/25/18 | Valerie Bannister
    NEW HAVEN — Ending modern day slavery in prisons in the United States was one of the demands made at a rally Saturday in New Haven where about 70 people gathered for speeches and a march in support of a nationwide prison strike for reforms, including more than below minimum wage pay and rehabilitation services. “No justice, no peace,” the crowd chanted in unison, some holding signs, led by Jamarr Jabari of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, New Haven. “It’s time for us to start treating people as human beings, not just for profit,” he said. “We’re fighting for...
  • Abortionist Robert Rho Finally Jailed after Conviction in Botched Abortion Death

    08/25/2018 2:42:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | August 24, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Queens, New York – On July 9, 2018, two years to the day after abortionist Robert Rho killed Jaime Lee Morales during a horrifically botched abortion, Rho surrendered into the custody of the Downstate Correctional Facility, a maximum security state prison in Fishkill, New York. Morales died on July 9, 2016, after Rho conducted a fatal second-trimester abortion on her at his now-shuttered Liberty Women’s Health Care in Flushing. During the abortion, which he attempted in one day instead of the recommended two days, he inflicted serious internal injuries, including a lacerated cervix, perforated uterus and nicked uterine artery. After...