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  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 11/7/2012
    DETROIT (WWJ) Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.
  • Ex-con returns from prison only to find his wife MUMMIFIED in bed (Spain)

    10/11/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    NYDN ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Spanish man home from prison finds his wife mummified in bed Eduardo Ruiz grew concerned when he stopped hearing from his wife, Ángeles Fernández. But authorities refused to allow anyone to enter the home, despite complaints of an unpleasant smell in the area — until he managed a conditional release and broke in himself. A man in Spain came home from prison last week to find his wife mummified on her bed. Eduardo Ruiz, from the town of Ciempozuelos just outside Madrid, had not heard from his wife for a year when he complained to police in 2011. At the...
  • Rag Radio:Academic/Activist Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leader of Weather Underground[Listen:INTERVIEW]

    10/28/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies
    TheRagBlog Latest News and Views Progressive Front ^ | October 27, 2011 | Thorne Dreyer
    Academic/activist Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of Weather Underground, on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here. Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic, and child advocate, was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio Friday, October 21. Dohrn is Clinical Associate Professor of the Northwestern University School of Law, and founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center. Bernardine was a national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade.
  • Out of Prison, Former Mayor Shows Interest in Running Again [Bridgeport, CT]

    07/13/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2011
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, released a year ago after serving nearly seven years in prison for corruption, has expressed some interest in running again to lead Connecticut's largest city. The city's powerful Democratic boss says Ganim would like to run, but he's backing Mayor Bill Finch and discouraged Ganim from running. "He has some aspiration for running," Mario Testa, chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee who has met with Ganim, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Right now I don't think it's the right time for him to jump into the rink." Testa said he does not believe...
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • Four Slain in Northampton Home (Pennsylvania)

    06/28/2010 11:37:26 AM PDT · by Palladin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    THE MORNING CALL ^ | June 26, 2010 | Devon Lash
    Hearing cries in the home next door, a Northampton man instinctively ran to help. It was the natural thing to do in a borough where violence is rare and people know their neighbors. But the Good Samaritan got just past the front door at 1917 Lincoln Ave. when he was stabbed to death. Three others also were found slain in the home Saturday. A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody. Police have not released the names of the victims. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said all were adults. The bodies of two men and a woman,...
  • Will an ex-convict stage a political comeback? ("Beam me up!" - James Traficant)

    05/01/2010 10:11:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies · 684+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | May 1, 2010 | MEGHAN BARR
    Will an ex-convict stage a political comeback? By MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press Writer Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 9:16 a.m. BOARDMAN, Ohio — A hero of the tea party movement is seated in a corner booth at his favorite diner, his famous toupee sticking out above the wooden slats like a warning. That mop of hair, possibly more famous than the man himself, tells the regulars bent over coffee mugs all they need to know: Jimbo has entered the building. He has arrived, as usual, with an entourage. But ever since he was released from prison last fall, Jim Traficant's...
  • ObamaCare Signing: Ex-con at the Scene of the Crime

    03/25/2010 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 460+ views
    big government ^ | 3/25/10 | Joel B. Pollak
    Convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote the blueprint for the Democrats’ health care reform campaign, attended official health care signing celebrations in Washington, D.C. yesterday. He was joined by numerous activists and “community organizers” who have had their sights set on nationalizing health care and have finally achieved it. Creamer’s spouse, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, was one of the bill’s most vociferous proponents. Creamer’s attendance was leaked by a fellow partygoer who blogged: “I just got back from the post-signing ceremony celebration at the Interior Department. It was like a family reunion–young Obama staffers mixing with warriors from the ’93-’94 health...
  • Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs (Let's stroll down memory lane)

    07/26/2005 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 3,314+ views
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | January 28, 2001
    Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs In one of his last official acts President Clinton commuted Mel Reynolds sentence. The former congressman had two years left to serve for tax evasion. (POSTER'S NOTE Democratic congressman Mel Reynolds was sent to jail for criminal sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an...
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin’ Down “Kevin’s” Door (ex-con son of would-be senator Kweisi Mfume)

    07/04/2005 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 634+ views
    Knock, Knock, Knockin’ Down “Kevin’s” Door City Paper Digi-Cam 2237 Linden Ave. The real estate listing spoke of great promise for the house at 2237 Linden Ave., a three-story attached single-family home with a garage and a nice-sized yard: “Vision, enthusiasm & dreams are great tools when looking at this property,” the Jan. 4 listing gamely read. “Reservoir Hill is the next Mecca for visionaries & trendsetters. Invest now & gain instant equity on settlement day.” The asking price: $135,000. Then the house fell down. And now, it seems, no one was responsible for it—especially Michael Mfume, the ex-con son...
  • Woman Believed Kidnapped Makes Frantic Call To 9-1-1 - (Location: S.Daytona Beach, Florida)

    04/29/2005 11:15:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 1,319+ views
    WFTV.COM ^ | April 29, 2005 | Staff Writer
    SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County investigators believe a woman is in danger and they have no idea where she is. What they do know is that she made a frantic call to 9-1-1 and, they believe, she's with a man who has a very dangerous past. South Daytona Beach investigators say the man they are looking for just got out of prison in December. He's had a long history of violent crimes, including assaulting elderly people. Now police believe he may have kidnapped his girlfriend and she could be in danger. "He could very well kill her," said...
  • The misfortunate fugitive

    03/17/2005 5:25:31 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2005 | By Tony Plohetski
    Lack of proper vehicle stickers starts man's undoing By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, March 17, 2005 Steve Johnson said he was on his way home Tuesday night after a 13-hour shift at Dell Inc. when he saw the police lights flashing. Johnson, 52, pulled over at Braker Lane and Lamar Boulevard in North Austin, where rookie police officer Ryan Huling told him he was being stopped for having an expired registration sticker and no inspection sticker. A secret Johnson had kept for nearly 30 years was about to unravel. Huling, following procedure, said he ran a state and local...
  • Afghans Arrest Americans in Abuse Case

    07/08/2004 1:21:25 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 45 replies · 4,831+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoooooooo! ^ | Thu, Jul 08, 2004 | AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
    Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were allegedly running in the Afghan capital and finding prisoners hanging from their feet, officials said Thursday. The U.S. military, facing a widening inquiry into prisoner abuse, quickly distanced itself from the three, who had been posing as American agents before being detained Monday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Thursday "the U.S. government does not employ or sponsor these men." Afghan officials also dismissed claims by the apparent ringleader, Jonathan K. Idema, that he was a "special adviser" to their security forces, saying...
  • Martha Stewart to Get New TV Show

    12/08/2004 4:51:31 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 13 replies · 306+ views
    iWon News ^ | December 8, 2004
    Martha Stewart will revive her daily homemaking show next September, this time with a live audience, celebrity guests and the help of "The Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett, it was announced Wednesday. Stewart, in prison and not allowed to conduct business, was not involved in the deal with NBC Universal to syndicate the show but is "very pleased," said Susan Lyne, president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. --snip-- Shortly before she went to prison, Stewart gave Burnett a cerrated ruler that could also be used as a fruit peeler. He said he thought she was giving him a file to bake...
  • Demonstrators urge voting rights for ex-cons (Volusia County, FL)

    10/13/2004 8:57:22 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 10 replies · 602+ views
    © 2004 News-Journal Corporation ^ | October 13, 2004 | JAMES MILLER
    George Crossley of Deltona talks to people after a rally for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons Tuesday in front of the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand DELAND -- For 19-year-old Robert Keys, the matter that landed him outside the Volusia County Courthouse on Tuesday was dead serious. It had to do with some arrests -- but not his. Neither Keys' father nor his uncle can vote in November because Florida law does not automatically restore convicted felons' civil rights. "Get hyped. Let's go," he shouted, as he thrust a protest sign skyward. Like about 40 others who showed up...
  • Professor jailed on word of (ex-)felon

    08/15/2004 1:35:23 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 94 replies · 2,159+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 14, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    Dr. Robert Moore Strippy, age 70, is a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania who holds doctorates of music from the Universities of Paris and Rome, and is a former instructor at the University of Virginia. He is also a former speechwriter for President Eisenhower. He is now, despite his very serious health problems, prisoner number 332218 PMV at the State of Virginia's Powhatan Correctional Center in State Farm, Va. He is beginning a ten-year prison sentence. This is the result of a jury decision so absolutely incredible as to recall either France's Alfred Dreyfus or the first jury...
  • Kerry may have some "splainin to do"

    07/31/2004 4:37:50 PM PDT · by Froggie · 10 replies · 1,333+ views
    Boston Blog
    scam con may rattle Kerry closet By David R. Guarino Read Guarino's Road to Boston Blog Friday, July 30, 2004 As John F. Kerry [related, bio] tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are...
  • Man Arrested at Miami Airport With Blades in Shoe

    12/22/2003 7:56:39 AM PST · by abnegation · 167 replies · 830+ views
    <p>MIAMI — A man carrying a razor blade and a hacksaw blade in his shoe was arrested at Miami International Airport as he tried to pass through security checks Monday, Miami-Dade police said.</p> <p>David McIntyre, 38, from Westchester, Pa., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.</p>
  • Woman wants to mark husband's FALN bomb death in '75

    10/13/2003 9:39:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Woman wants to mark husband's '75 bomb death Tuesday, October 7, 2003By CHARLES AUSTINSTAFF WRITER Mary Connor-Tully put a plaque in Saddle River Park in memory of her husband, Frank Connor, who was killed in the 1975 bombing at the Fraunces Tavern, and her nephew Steven Schlag, who died in 9/11 World Trade Center attack. FAIR LAWNThe terrorist attack in lower Manhattan killed her banker husband and changed her life forever. A grief-stricken Mary Connor pulled herself together and pondered how best to bring up her sons, Thomas, 11, and Joseph, 9. The year was 1975.Frank Connor, 33, died on...
  • New Merle Haggard critical of Iraq policy

    07/25/2003 11:03:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 28 replies · 393+ views
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2003 | AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A new Merle Haggard song that's critical of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq is garnering so much attention that it's being rushed to thousands of radio stations around the country, a spokesman for the country singer said Thursday.</p>
  • NAACP chief lies about his pastSupporters say they’re shocked and embarrassed

    01/19/2003 10:35:58 AM PST · by jokar · 35 replies · 776+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | 01-18-2003 | Dan Popkey
    <p>Gerry Melendez The Idaho Statesman The Idaho Statesman first interviewed Wade Dawson, the new president of the Ada-Elmore Chapter of the NAACP, on Dec. 27 for a profile and took this photo.</p> <p>Wade Dawson, who in a few short months has become one of the most influential African-Americans in Idaho, has fabricated essential elements of his past. Dawson, who became president of the Boise-Ada-Elmore Chapter of the NAACP just five months after joining last year, has had the ear of Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and Sens. Mike Crapo and Larry Craig.</p>
  • Past Comes Back To Bite Local NAACP President

    01/19/2003 9:30:11 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 15 replies · 369+ views
    Past Comes Back To Bite Local NAACP President By Mike Keckler BOISE - In December, Wade Dawson, President of the Boise-Ada-Elmore Chapter of NAACP, held a press conference with Idaho's senators during the Trent Lott controversy. Now, it's Dawson who finds himself in the hot seat. Saturday's Idaho Statesman reports that from 1976 to 92, Dawson served prison time in four states for forgery, falsifying documents for financial gain and grand theft. The newspaper debunks Dawson's claim to have played both professional and college football, for the Oakland Raiders and the Michigan Wolverines - reporting that officials in both...