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  • DAs backed by Soros, other liberal activists join fray in clash with police Under-the-radar political investments made by progressive groups in recent years may be paying off

    07/30/2020 4:16:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    fox news ^ | July 30 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    District attorneys and current candidates whose campaigns benefited from the work of left-wing organizations – including ones backed by liberal billionaire George Soros – are now pushing for new practices that could see sharp reductions in prosecutions and incarcerations. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who was boosted by Soros in her campaign, drew controversy when she announced her office was bringing felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who brandished guns outside their home as protesters marched by in June. Another high-profile prosecutor who has been backed by Soros in the past is Cook County, Ill. State's...
  • Soros Funded DA's and what they are doing

    07/21/2020 10:42:09 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 15 replies
    Self | 7/21/2020 | EQAndyBuzz
    What's Soros' funded DA's up to these days?
  • VIDEO: Fulton County District Attorney Drills Huge Hole in Own Case

    06/19/2020 7:25:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorney Paul Howard drilled such a huge hole into his case by declaring a few weeks ago that a taser is a deadly weapon that the drilling even carried over into his interview with Wolf Blitzer. Yes, there is no escaping from the fact that the DA drilled a huge hole into his case that could easily undermine it. In fact, it is now almost certain that he will be called as a witness for the defense during the trial.
  • San Francisco Voters Elect Radical District Attorney, Son of Cop-Killing Terrorists

    11/10/2019 2:04:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies ^ | November 10, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    On Saturday, San Francisco voters elected the son of two former Weather Underground murderers to serve as their District Attorney. The voters deserve all the hell that is about to break loose. Progressive candidate Chesa Boudin wants to free criminals but prosecute police and ICE agents for doing their jobs. It's no surprise Boudin hates cops so much. His parents did, too. Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert were terrorists in the Weather Underground who murdered two police officers and a security guard during a 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored security car outside New York City. There should be a...
  • Radical Spawn Chesa Boudin: Nation's Most Toxic DA Candidate

    10/30/2019 6:02:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Socialist Bernie Sanders just endorsed the bleeding-heart candidate for San Francisco District Attorney who makes President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, look like Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Meet Chesa Boudin. He's the Bay Area public defender and former shill/translator for the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez who plans to turn the craphole of San Francisco into an even bigger sanctuary for the homeless, drug abusers, illegal immigrants, gangsters, vandals, thieves, recidivist criminals and cop-haters than it is already. Boudin leads a spooky field of left-lefter-leftists running for DA on the Nov. 5 ballot. The cornerstone of Boudin's campaign is sabotaging immigration...
  • AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

    09/16/2019 4:44:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 16, 2019 | Michael R. Sisak and Bernard Condon
    New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney’s Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm seeking the last eight years of state and federal tax returns for Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, the person said. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Asked about the subpoena as he left the White House on Monday, Trump said: “I don’t know anything about it.” A lawyer...
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...
  • Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimes

    02/21/2018 9:59:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 5:02 PM EST | Anthony Izaguirre
    Philadelphia’s top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country’s fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District Attorney Larry Krasner said his decision to instruct city prosecutors not to seek a bail payment in a number of misdemeanor and non-violent felony crimes will correct a criminal justice system that discriminates against African-Americans, Latinos and poor people. “There is absolutely no reason why someone who will show up for court, is not a risk of flight,...
  • Disorder in the court: Defense attorney injured after courthouse argument with DA investigator

    03/11/2016 8:46:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 11, 2016 | Scott Schwebke, Sean Emery and Tony Saavedra
    The Orange County Sheriff's Department is investigating a courthouse fight that broke out Wednesday between a District Attorney's investigator and a defense attorney who triumphed over prosecutors in a recent case involving jailhouse informants. The investigator and attorney got into an argument that turned physical around 10 a.m. in a hallway outside a 10th floor courtroom, Lt. Mark Stichter said. He didn't know what prompted the argument. But defense attorney James Crawford said he was attacked by a DA investigator he didn't recognize. "My back was to him and the next thing I know I find my head getting slammed...
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • EXCLUSIVE: First picture of Ebola victim's quarantined 'wife'

    10/07/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:52 EST, 7 October 2014 | Laura Collins In Dallas, Texas For Mailonline
    "Sitting on the steps of the now infamous Ivy Apartments in Dallas this is the woman who Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan flew to the States to marry. Seen here for the first time, Louise Troh, 54, is pictured next to her nephew Jeffrey Cole, who arrived in Dallas from Liberia just days before Mr Duncan. Now both Ms Troh and Mr Cole are in quarantine along with her 13-year-old son and a friend. While 42-year-old Mr Duncan's life continues to hang in the balance, District Attorney Craig Watkins has revealed that his office is actively investigating whether or not...
  • Brooklyn DA-elect asks Hynes staff to replace private toilet seat

    12/27/2013 8:17:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 27, 2013 | 1:14am | Josh Saul
    Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Ken Thompson is happy to be taking Charles Hynes’ seat next week—but he says the veteran lawman can keep his throne. Thompson transition aide Arnie Kriss has told a Hynes staffer that Thompson wants the toilet seat in the district attorney’s private bathroom replaced, said a source close to the outgoing DA. “Kriss said Thompson wants a new toilet seat installed in the DA’s private bathroom because he doesn’t want to sit on the same toilet seat that Hynes sat on,” the source said. “You’d think he’d be worried about running the office, not about a toilet...
  • N.Y. (state) senator charged with stealing funds for failed campaign

    05/06/2013 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 6, 2013 5:10pm EDT | Jessica Dye
    A New York state senator from Brooklyn was charged on Monday with stealing proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties to finance a failed run for district attorney, prosecutors said, making him the state’s latest politician to face federal criminal charges. John Sampson, 47, a Democrat who has represented southeastern Brooklyn since 1997, was charged with nine counts including embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal investigators, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. Sampson, a practicing attorney for more than two decades, turned himself in and was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty,...
  • Former Kaufman County (Texas) JP’s Wife Charged With Murder (of District Attorney)

    04/17/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2013
    The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder in relation to the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and Mark Hasse. Kim Lene Williams was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. and is now being held on a $10 million bond. Her husband, Eric Williams, was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly making terroristic threats against city officials. He is being held behind bars on a $3 million bond. Sources told CBS 11 News that Williams is also expected to be charged with capital murder in...
  • District Attorney Investigates City Manager

    02/17/2013 7:16:29 AM PST · by Desert_Vortex · 1 replies
    Desert Vortex ^ | 2/15/2013 | Dean M Gray
    An investigation by the Riverside County District Attorney says it appears illegal meetings in violation of the Brown Act have been taking place inside city hall between City Manager Rick Daniels and three council members. The inevitable knee-jerk denial squirting out of city hall is that no Brown Act violations are taking place and nothing is wrong. No matter. The evidence is in hand, the result of our public information requests. The city manager’s own city email account is the smoking gun.
  • The Bloody Fingernails of David Soares [Albany County District Attorney]

    03/28/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Soares Spot ^ | March 26, 2012 | Prudently Anonymous
    Everybody knows we like to laugh it up here on SoaresSpot on any number of different topics. But this is not one of those times. What I'm about to write below compels nothing other than sober awareness for Albany County voters. That's because there is no funny or jovial element to this story, no appropriately humorous images or photoshopping--absolutely nothing about this incident can be processed and construed that way. Notwithstanding our comprehensive absence of faith in everything about David Soares, this is truly stunning--even for him. In my lap I've this package somebody sent my way the other day....
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • What's Behind the DA Debate in Galveston County?

    05/31/2010 12:17:35 PM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 234+ views
    The Police News ^ | May 31, 2010 | Breck Porter
    Thursday, June 3rd, Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistruck will meet face-to-face with his opponent, Jack Roady, in a debate organized by the combined police officer associations of Galveston County. Question: Why? Why is the incumbent district attorney, who has heretofore been endorsed and supported by the very same police groups sponsoring this debate, being exposed to his challenger in a public forum like this? It is no secret that law enforcement in general is disenchanted with Mr. Sistruck and are adamant in their opinions that he has not been supportive of law enforcement during his seven years in office....