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  • Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration...(OR)

    08/19/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 19, 2014 | Samantha Swindler
    Full title: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration, KGW reports The immigration case has been dropped against the woman sentenced in a fatal hit and run crash that killed two Forest Grove girls, KGW reports. The station quotes Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andrew S. Munoz as saying, that Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros "was released from ICE custody Aug. 14 after an immigration judge dismissed her case." According to KGW, KXL radio was the first to report on her release. Garcia-Cisneros was convicted of felony hit and run in the October crash that killed two young stepsisters...
  • Gary George hasn't filed federal campaign report

    07/23/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7-23-14 | Jason Stein
    More than a week after convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George was expected to disclose who is funding his longshot bid for Congress, he has still not done so. Until George files the report, voters will not find out who, if anyone, is backing his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat. In an abrupt phone interview Wednesday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, George declined to explain himself, telling a reporter he had no time to talk and would only take questions by email. “I’ve got to go,” George said. By email, George’s campaign...
  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly...
  • Will Megyn Kelly Help Bring Ayers to Justice?

    07/03/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Bill Ayers shouldn’t be interviewed; he should be jailed. Megyn Kelly’s interview of Ayers, made reference to the role of Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in the bombing-murder of San Francisco policeman Brian V. McDonnell. Unfortunately, Ayers lied his way through the interview, which aired over two nights on her nightly Fox News Channel show, “The Kelly File.” But this is what happens when a professional liar like Ayers does a “shocking” TV interview. The exchange may achieve high ratings, but nothing good will come out of the interview unless Kelly now follows up with the “Justice for Victims of the...
  • Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials

    05/27/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | KIRK SEMPLE
    Rosario Socope, a Guatemalan immigrant in the country illegally, had an unwelcome surprise waiting for her when she attended a pretrial hearing on a felony charge at a courthouse in Brooklyn this month. As she stepped out of the courtroom into a public hallway, she was approached by immigration agents seeking to deport her. As her husband, her social worker and one of her lawyers looked on aghast, the agents hauled her away. The encounter was only the most recent in a long series of such cases across the country that immigrant advocates and politicians say have spread fear of...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, R.I.P: Triple Murderer Who Fooled Hollywood

    04/24/2014 5:19:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died. Sympathetic obituaries say things like "wrongfully convicted" or "exonerated." But the black middleweight-title-contending boxer was neither. Carter, in 1966, murdered three people. But Hollywood later made a movie, "Hurricane," in which Denzel Washington brilliantly portrayed Carter as a wrongfully convicted near-saint, hounded mercilessly by a determined, racist detective. Excellent moviemaking, but it adds more sludge to the widely held notion of the "racist criminal justice system" that supposedly "warehouses" black males for no reason other than wrong place, wrong time, wrong skin. So, what really happened that night in Paterson, N.J., when three people were...
  • Corrupt AG's Feigned Outrage Shouldn't Be Distraction

    04/11/2014 5:46:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/10/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: Attorney General Eric Holder's new tactic is to feign outrage at congressional Republicans demanding accountability from him. In fact, he and his lawbreaking administration have had it easy. Radicals must remember "that the target is always trying to shift responsibility to get out of being the target," far-left strategist Saul Alinsky advised in attacking one's enemies. The launch of a nasty attack on Republicans by Eric Holder comes just as House Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and other House Republicans have been zeroing in on the Obama administration in their congressional investigations of corruption. Obama and Holder...
  • Louisiana state audit director charged with fraud

    04/09/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    nola.com ^ | updated April 09, 2014 at 10:51 AM | By Emily Lane
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services auditing director Delrice Augustus has been formally charged fraud for allegedly buying personal items with a government purchasing card, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced Wednesday. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge, is currently on leave as director of the bureau of auditing and compliance services for DCFS, an agency that receives over a billion dollars in federal funds, a U.S. Attorneys office press release says. A bill of information says that from 2010 though March 2014, Augustus used government purchasing cards for a dishwasher, televisions, I-Pads, hotel rooms gas and other personal items.
  • State Sen. Leland Yee indicted on arms trafficking, corruption charges

    03/27/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/27/2014 | Howard Mintz, Josh Richman and Jessica Calefati
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Known for navigating the state Capitol's backrooms and this city's complicated political landscape, state Sen. Leland Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners. In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee's quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation...
  • Woman Convicted Of Voter Fraud Honored By Ohio Democrats

    03/22/2014 6:50:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 21, 2014 | nick mascari
    Ohio Democrats, still pushing their phony “voter suppression” meme, kicked off a campaign tonight to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. They even brought in Al Sharpton for support. Sharon Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted coverage of the event, and it seemed to be the same tired arguments that have been repeated endlessly, until she reported this: Sharon Coolidge‏@SharonCoolidge Melowese Richardson, convicted of voter fraud and then released early from prison, called to stage for a "welcome home." Remember Melowese Richardson?  She was a poll worker who used her position tovote for Obama multiple times. She is one of the few who...
  • Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

    03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/17/14 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district. Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge. "I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that, but there are better reasons why I should and good reasons have to give way to better reasons and therefore, I will be a candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district this year," Edwards...
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker?

    01/19/2014 8:37:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1-18-14 | David Segal
    Ross Ulbricht’s last moments as a free man were noisy enough to draw a crowd. Employees at the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco library heard a crashing sound and rushed to the science fiction section, expecting to find a patron had hit the floor. Instead, they found a handful of federal agents surrounding a slender 29-year-old man with light brown hair and wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The goal of the arrest, at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2013, was not simply to apprehend Mr. Ulbricht, but also to prevent him from performing the most mundane of tasks:...
  • Mich. Woman Gets Prison for False Rape Report

    01/17/2014 11:14:02 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Ed White
    A judge sentenced a "tormented and disturbed" Michigan woman to at least five years in prison Friday for falsely accusing two men of rape, a punishment that came just days after she pleaded no contest to a cancer scam in a separate case that also challenged her credibility. St. Clair County Judge Daniel Kelly exceeded the guidelines, saying it would be a "travesty of justice" to sentence Sara Ylen to less. In December, Ylen, 38, was convicted of making up a story about two men attacking her at her Lexington home, 80 miles northeast of Detroit. The jury also convicted...
  • University investigates Utah clinic's sperm mix-up

    01/16/2014 11:48:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    FOX ^ | FOX
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah is investigating a complaint that a convicted felon working at a fertility clinic replaced a customer's sperm with his own, fathering a girl 21 years ago. The mother of the girl, Pamela Branum, says she and her husband discovered a genetic mismatch in their daughter, and were able to trace her lineage with help from relatives of the now-deceased fertility clinic worker, Thomas Ray Lippert. "I don't think we're the only ones," Branum told CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City. "We think we're one of many" victims who used a...
  • DNA test reveals felon is true father of Utah woman after secret insemination sperm swap

    01/12/2014 5:43:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/11/14 | Nina Golgowski
    **SNIP** Lippert, who had been convicted in a high-profile kidnapping in 1975, worked at the clinic part-time from 1988 to 1993, the University of Utah confirms. In his kidnapping case, reported by People magazine in 1975, Lippert abducted a 21-year-old female student at Purdue University whom he attempted to "brainwash" into falling in love with him through electric-shock therapy. The surprised mother told KUTV that she didn't know his criminal history until now. But she says she does remember him as being at the clinic when she visited, specifically in the front desk area.
  • SC: Burglar shot during attempted robbery

    01/04/2014 5:18:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    rrdailyherald.com ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Roger Bell
    A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said deputies responded to a business in the Roanoke Rapids area around 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Tripp said, deputies found Cul Priest Jones, 40, lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tripp said the business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened during the night and when he went to investigate, found the suspect behind the cash register...
  • MILLER: Every D.C. firearm owner to be fingerprinted to renew gun registry

    11/25/2013 3:18:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check. Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair. The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates. The Metropolitan Police Department filed proposed rules last...
  • Mandatory drug tests start for felons on Minnesota welfare

    11/20/2013 2:26:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 11/19/13 | John Myers
    St. Louis County social service officials have started enforcing Minnesota’s new drug-testing program for residents receiving state “welfare” benefits who previously have been convicted of a felony drug crime. The county is following a little-known law passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 2012 requiring counties to test convicted drug felons who are receiving benefits under several state programs. It’s the first time that the state and counties have actively sought people who have felony records and are receiving assistance. Until now, state law required only “self-reporting” of a felony drug record, something that rarely happened.
  • Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner charged with felony false imprisonment, battery

    10/15/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
  • FBI Investigating Democrat Philadelphia Congressman

    10/11/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by ricmc2175 · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 10/11/2013 | Jared Shelly
    The FBI has been conducting a long-running investigation of Chaka Fattah and his finances. That's what his lawyer told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Just days ago, the FBI subpoenaed for his property tax records asking "for copies of checks used over the last five years to pay taxes on property the Democratic congressman and his wife, NBC10 news
  • Governor Bars State From Asking Job Applicants About Felony Records

    10/08/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT · by magellan · 38 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | October 7, 2013
    Illinoisans with a felony on their records will no longer be asked about their criminal past when they apply for state jobs. Promoting the decision to what he calls "Ban the Box," State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) says the governor's administrative order doesn't mean private employers will be required to hire ex-cons. It simply means applications for state government jobs will no longer include a box indicating whether an applicant has pled guilty, or been convicted of a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic violation. State agencies would still be allowed to conduct background checks, and request information...
  • Southern California murderer sentenced before marrying fiancee

    09/30/2013 6:09:03 PM PDT · by rey · 8 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 30, 2013 | AP
    The bride wore white; the groom wore shackles. The marriage of Danne Desbrow and his fiancee, Destiny, came just minutes after he was sentenced to 53 years-to-life in prison for first-degree murder, U-T San Diego reported Monday (bit.ly/19RjLwF). San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Cookson officiated at both events. She even baked a cake for the Sept. 17 ceremony, the newspaper said. Cookson declined to respond to a request for comment from the newspaper. Desbrow was sentenced for the 2003 killing of Kevin Santos after a witness with key information came forward recently. His defense attorney argued Desbrow was defending...
  • Democrat Mayor PeeWee Richardson Charged With Multiple Sex Crimes

    09/20/2013 12:32:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-20-2013 | WFB Staff
    Dem Mayor PeeWee Richardson Charged With Multiple Sex Crimes BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff September 20, 2013 12:28 pm James “PeeWee” Richardson, mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, was arrested and taken to the Walker County Jail Thursday evening for allegations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, harassment, and soliciting prostitution. Accusations against Richardson include: sexual conduct against four victims, “that he engaged some victims in the custody of the Carbon City Jail,” and soliciting prostitution from one of the victims. Should “PeeWee” be convicted, his maximum penalty would be one to ten years in jail for one to ten years per...
  • Three (one felon) accused of using real guns while filming rap video

    08/29/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/29/13 | Peter Nickeas
    Weapons charges have been filed against three men caught handling real guns while filming of a rap video on the South Side, according to police. The three were among eight people arrested by police around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 7400 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. The other five do not face felony charges. Police said the group was filming a rap music video in the backyard of a home when officers made the arrests.
  • why are you hating my cooking so much?????? (Too many Mods spoil the ZOT)

    08/10/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT · by amybouzaglo · 511 replies
    today | Amy and Sammy Bouzaglo
    I discovered this website while looking to see what the bullies and haters are doing against me and my husband and I found this website and all the horrable things you all have been saying just because Gordon Ramsay lies about me. None of you have ever even been to my restarant before and never even tasted my food. YOU NEVER DID SO WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BULLY AND HATE? MY FOOD IS NOT FROZEN! GORDON NEVER EVEN TRIED MY CAKE! WHY AM I AN EVIL WITCH??? WHO ARE YOU TO THINK YOU CAN GO ON THE INTERNET AND...
  • Brooklyn Ice Cream Truck Driver Busted for Dealing Coke From Vehicle: officials(Breaking Neapolitan)

    08/06/2013 3:08:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013 | OREN YANIV
    Mina Gatas, 20, was arrested for peddling cocaine and oxycodone along with sundaes and other sweet treats, Brooklyn prosecutors announced Tuesday.Mina Gatas allegedly sold cocaine and other drugs out of this ice cream truck in a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn park. A Brooklyn man was allegedly selling a whole different type of snow cone from his ice cream truck. Mina Gatas, 20, was arrested for peddling cocaine and oxycodone along with sundaes and other sweet treats, Brooklyn prosecutors announced Tuesday. He was caught on a surveillance video inside his ice cream truck selling an undercover cop a plastic bag with about...
  • OK:Tulsa Police Say Friday Night Shooting Likely In Self Defense

    07/01/2013 4:45:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    newson6.com ^ | 29 June, 2013 | Sacha Thomas and Brandi Ball
    A man was shot in north Tulsa late Friday evening and died in surgery, according to police. They have arrested a man in the death but say it appears to have been a case of self-defense. Police said when they arrived at East 54th Street North and Frankfort Place, they found a wounded 34-year-old man in the front yard of a residence. The man had at least one gunshot to the lower torso and was transported by EMSA in critical condition, investigators said. He died after being rushed into surgery. "It appears that he may have been shot at different...
  • Eric Holder's Long History Of Lying To Congress

    05/31/2013 4:25:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 31, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Before he lied to Congress while under oath about what he knew about targeting reporters, he lied about Fast and Furious. As early as the New Black Panthers case, Eric Holder had a problem with the truth. That the House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on Department of Justice (DOJ) surveillance of reporters comes as no surprise. People have forgotten about the New Black Panther case, perhaps the most clear-cut case of voter suppression and intimidation ever. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members in...
  • Louisiana Trial Court Strikes Down Louisiana Felon-in-Possession Ban

    03/21/2013 10:05:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 21 March, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    In November 2012, Louisiana voters strengthened the Louisiana Constitution’s right to bear arms provision, to read The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. Today, Louisiana Judge Darryl A. Derbigny, in State v. Draughter (La. Crim. Dist. Ct. Mar. 21, 2012), held that the Louisiana ban on felon possession of guns violates this provision. The analysis was brief: Under the strict scrutiny standard, government action is not presumed to be constitutional, and will not be upheld by [a] Court unelss...
  • Detroit Voters Elect a Convicted Felon to Serve in State Legislature

    03/04/2013 7:08:28 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | November 12, 2012 | Joyce Jones
    Detroit native Brian Banks won a seat in Michigan's state assembly with a commanding lead of 68 percent, but the representative-elect may never be sworn in. Banks, 35, is a multiple convicted felon, which, according to some of his prospective colleagues, makes him unfit to serve. CBS Detroit has reported that some Michigan lawmakers may try to stop him from taking office. Banks' crimes involved writing bad checks and credit card fraud for which he was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004. But that didn't stop him from using the campaign slogan "You Can Bank on Banks." It also...
  • Mel Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.

    02/10/2013 6:28:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/09/13 | John Cody
    **SNIP** One in the pack running for Jackson’s vacated house seat is one who’s been there before, former congressman Mel Reynolds. “At a time when we are living in the killing fields of Chicago, our federal government seems obsessed with the Jackson,” said Reynolds. Reynolds points to stories that include Jackson’s wife Sandi who’s also resigned her elective seat as alderman. “Do they really now want to put both parents of small children in jail or is their strategy to get Sandi Jackson to flip on her husband so they can put even more pressure on that family?” said Reynolds.
  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • Convicted Murderer Faces Charges of Firearm Possession

    01/16/2013 4:11:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KARE ^ | Jan 16, 2013
    Christian Phillip Oberender, 32, is in jail in Carver County accused of possessing 13 firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. Oberender was convicted of murdering his mother, Mary Oberender, in 1995. He was 14-years-old when he shot her several times with a shotgun. Now, 18 years later, he faces felony charges for possessing those 13 guns illegally, but it's what he didn't do that has his community on edge. "I need to know about these things. I am going to keep a very visual look at what is happening in this case and follow it and figure it out....
  • MILLER: David Gregory’s legal jeopardy (under investigation yet got into the White House?)

    12/30/2012 9:54:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/12 | Emily Miller
    President Obama wants more gun-control laws, but perhaps he should care more about enforcing the ones already on the books. He granted an exclusive interview to NBC’s David Gregory on Saturday, even though the “Meet the Press” anchor is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for possession of an unregistered “high capacity” magazine in the District. It is also unclear how Mr. Gregory passed the Secret Service background check to enter the White House while under criminal investigation. **SNIP** Chief Lanier is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If she does not charge Mr. Gregory with...
  • Trotter cites legal trouble in ending US House run

    12/29/2012 8:29:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because he doesn't want the felony gun charges he faces to detract from the district's important issues. Donne Trotter was arrested Dec. 5 when security screeners at O'Hare International Airport found an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun in his bag. **SNIP** Trotter announced Saturday he will not seek the 2nd congressional district seat, explaining that solving the area's economic and other problems was too important to allow his legal "situation to detract from what needs to be front and center."
  • Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip (Politico Report...)

    12/25/2012 12:36:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/25/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO. “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,” said police officer and spokesman Araz Alali in an interview Tuesday. When pressed on what the police department was investigating, Alali added, “The ‘Meet the Press’, David Gregory incident.” “There are D.C. code violations, D.C. code restrictions on guns, ammunition. We are investigating this matter. Beyond the scope of that, I can’t comment any...
  • Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson's (11-time RAT felon-La) pension should continue

    12/15/2012 3:45:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/12/12 | Bruce Alpert
    Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson's pension should continueBy Bruce Alpert updated December 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM WASHINGTON - A new report by the Congressional Research Service reiterates previous legal findings -- that Congress can't deny pension benefits to former members for criminal conduct covered by a 2007 law if the illegal acts occurred before the law's enactment. That means former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, now serving a record 13-year prison sentence, will continue to collect his pension -- estimated at $40,000-$50,000 a year. Until 2007, only crimes relating to espionage, treason or several other national security violations could...
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 5:42:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/07/12
    Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State RepNovember 7, 2012 10:31 AM **SNIP** 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. His slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.”
  • Jeffco ‘Democrat Of The Year’ Convicted Of Felony Theft

    10/26/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman. -excerpt- Nearly as bothersome as the theft itself to Maxwell and other supporters of the victim, is the fact the Jefferson County Democratic Party was made aware of the ongoing criminal investigation and honored Carson anyway.
  • Federal judge orders taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer

    09/04/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 53 replies
    A federal judge today ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12...
  • When did the first law against felons owning guns first appear?

    08/30/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT · by knarf · 21 replies
    self curiosity | August 30, 2012 | knarf
    I was thinking about the law that allows some felons to vote and some could not, depending on the state ...
  • Obama: "Nobody Accused Mr. Romney Of Being A Felon" (video)

    08/20/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    real CLEAR pOLITICS ^ | 8/20/12 | staff
    Nancy Cordes, CBS: As you know, your opponent recently accused you of waging a campaign filled with anger and hate. You told Entertainment Tonight that anyone who attends your rallies can see that they are not angry or hate-filled affairs. But in recent weeks, your campaign has suggested repeatedly - without proof - that Mr. Romney might be hiding something in his tax returns. They have suggested that Mr. Romney might be a felon for the way that he handed over power of Bain Capital. And your campaign and the White House have declined to condemn an ad by one...
  • Obama Campaign Brings Up 'Felons' in Latest Ad

    07/31/2012 10:17:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/31/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest web ad from Barack Obama's campaign goes after Mitt Romney for not releasing more tax returns than he already has. The ad, titled "Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: When Will He Come Clean?," at one point flashes two words onscreen, "FELONS" and "TAX RECORDS." The words, "FELONS" and "TAX RECORDS," are displayed onscreen for at least six seconds, so the Obama campaign wants to make sure its viewers see the words.
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • Romney Demands Apology For Obama Campaign's 'Felon' Lie

    07/12/2012 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, the Obama team, springboarding from mainstream media coverage it had likely astroturfed, said that Mitt Romney was either a “felon” or a liar. Its mainstream media lackeys quickly played it up. And this morning, the Obama team was completely debunked by members of its own media, who were shamed into telling the truth by an enraged New Media. Now, the Romney campaign is calling for an apology from the Obama campaign and a retraction from the Boston Globe. “President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge...
  • Big-name Florida felon's mailbox surprise: a new voter card

    06/19/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/19/2012 | Jack Furnari
    At the center of one of the most widely publicized public corruption cases in Palm Beach County history, Kevin McCarty’s name is one that rarely goes unrecognized these days. And yet it failed to ring a single bell in the Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor’s Office recently, when elections workers sent McCarty a brand-new voter registration card – little more than a year after returning home from prison and despite a felon status that makes him constitutionally ineligible to vote. This at a time when the state and federal government continue to do battle, suing each other even, over how...
  • Thomas Finneran to leave WRKO post this week

    05/29/2012 6:37:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/29/12 | Matt Stout
    Former Speaker of the House Thomas Finneran said he’s leaving his post as a radio yakker on WRKO-AM, announcing on air this morning that Thursday’s show will be his last. Finneran said on the “Tom & Todd” morning show that he will be pursing other “plans and opportunities out there in the real world” and will sign off after Thursday’s show. He joined the station in February 2007. “We’re having a very amicable parting,” he said. Finneran lost his own law license and was sentenced to 18 months unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in 2007. The...
  • Biden: I get why people took out anger in W. Va. felon vote

    05/18/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | 5/18/12 11:35 AM EDT | Maggie Haberman
    Here's a clip from Vice President Joe Biden's interview with WTOV-TV in West Virginia yesterday, the latest stop he's made this week, where he was asked about what he made of out-of-state incarcerated felon Keith Judd getting roughly 40 percent of the vote against President Obama in the recent Democratic primary: “Look, I come from a household where whenever there’s a recession, somebody around my grand-pop or my dad’s table lost a job. "