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  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • Man wants $10 million after falsely jailed for 529 days

    05/13/2016 9:43:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    CBS46 ^ | 11 May 2016 | Adam Murphy
    A man is asking for $10 million after spending 529 days in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit. Darrick McDuffie was accused of shooting a man in 2012 in DeKalb County, but he says he didn't do it and the victim backs up the story. At one point, police thought McDuffie was responsible for shooting another man so they arrested him and booked him in jail, but there is no mention of him in the initial police report. "It's a fundamental miscarriage of justice," said Adam Klein, who is McDuffie's attorney. "He was just barely 20-years-old when...
  • Judge sentences Special Forces vet, spends night in jail with him

    04/23/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him. News media outlets report Joe Serna, 41, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after three tours in Afghanistan, was diverted to Cumberland County Veterans Court after being charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses. The court is designed to help troubled veterans avoid jail time and get the help they need. Serna was told to stay sober and return to the court every two weeks. But when he appeared...
  • Prairie View street now officially Sandra Bland Parkway

    04/16/2016 4:30:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Associated Press via KXAN ^ | April 16, 2016 | AP
    <p>Signs are up officially renaming the street leading to Prairie View A&M University after Sandra Bland, the university graduate whose death in the Waller County jail last summer added to the national debate about treatment of minorities by law enforcement.</p>
  • Clinton: GOP in 'fantasy' world dreaming of her arrest

    04/08/2016 12:33:08 PM PDT · by Smittie · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/08/16 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates tried to shift attention back to Republicans Friday, calling for renewed focus on issues rather than on their dispute over qualifications to become president. Hillary Clinton said Republicans are living in a world of "fantasy and hope" if they think she'll be indicted over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Legal experts agree charges are unlikely. But Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" said in Friday's interview that Republicans tell him they hope Clinton will be taken out of the election equation in coming months because of criminal...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • DoJ Urging Courts to Stop Jailing Low-Income People Over Unpaid Fines

    03/17/2016 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/17/16 | Trey Sanchez
    The Obama administration is urging judges across the country to stop handing down jail time to low-income individuals who have unpaid fines. To entice (bribe?) the courts, Loretta Lynch's Department of Justice is offering grants totaling $2.5 million to states and local governments who update their criminal justice practices following these, and other, recommendations. According to Essence, state judges received a letter that complained they were infringing on the constitutional rights of their communities by trapping those low-income citizens in a cycle of poverty. The letter stated: Furthermore, in addition to being unlawful, to the extent that these practices are...
  • It’s Time for Christians to Go to Jail over Marriage

    01/29/2016 10:54:29 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 30 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/29/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As Churchill inspires us, we must fight the tyrannical menace that is the modern homosexual agenda, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. We must fight strong to the end, we must fight for the churches, we must fight for the chapels, and we must fight for the children. We shall fight in the media, we shall fight in the legislatures, and we shall fight in the courts. And if necessary, as Dr. Martin Luther King inspires us, we must go to jail.
  • 11 Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theories

    01/26/2016 10:35:23 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 2016
    See PowerPoint slides at website for the 11 "conspiracy theories"
  • DeLay: FBI 'Ready to Indict' Hillary

    01/25/2016 4:40:12 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 95 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 05:23 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn't followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency's investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they're ready to indict," DeLay said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public."
  • Hillary faces Twitter backlash after saying in debate that 'no individual' is 'too big to jail'

    01/18/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/16 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton faces Twitter backlash after saying in debate that 'no individual' is 'too big to jail' During last night Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton's team quoted their girl in a tweet saying, 'There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.' With the FBI still investigating whether Clinton handled classified material on her email server appropriately, a flurry of tweets followed the Clinton quote. 'I can't believe she just tweeted that with a straight face,' one Twitter user said. Scroll down for video
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • Police against initiative to lower jailing age to 12

    11/22/2015 2:15:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Social Welfare Minister Haim Katz are pushing an initiative to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 - but the Israel Police itself is against the idea. Police believe that lowering the age by which minors convicted of violent crimes can be jailed will encourage, not discourage, crime. "We maintain that it is necessary that the law allow police to arrest minors in exceptional cases," an opinion submitted by the Legal Counsel of the Department of Investigations (CID) states, Walla! News reports. "[But] the detention of minors under age 14 as proposed would not...
  • Jonathan Pollard to leave jail on Friday

    11/19/2015 4:50:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    ynet ^ | 11//19/15 | Itamar Eichner
    Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is to be released from US prison on Friday after serving 30 years.   Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  Attempts to get Pollard freed over the years have failed, as have requests to ease the terms of his release. He is to be released by the federal parole board but remain under strict conditions. Among other things, Pollard will be banned from flying to Israel and forbidden from accessing the internet.   Jonathan Pollard (Photo: AP)  Pollard, 61, will also have to live and work in New York and regularly report to a parole officer....
  • County Jail Run for Profit: Inmates = Slaves

    11/19/2015 4:46:45 PM PST · by Talkwire · 67 replies
    Civil Rights Attorney ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jaye Ryan, Attorney at Law
    Jails are NOT profit centers, and people in custody are not slaves. Privatization of jail system phones and commissary has resulted in overcharging inmates, and a lucrative revenue source for the Contra Costa County Jail. Remember our justice system is based around the presumption of innocence, "Innocent until proven Guilty". In fact, in 78% of Contra Costa County jail detainees are awaiting trial. These are people who could not make bail and are in the jail awaiting their day in court. Pre-sentence inmates are milked like revenue cows to make money for the County. The Contra Costa Jail makes $1.5Million...
  • 'Sentencing Reform' Kills Cops

    10/28/2015 2:18:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The only defense that ordinary people have against the pro-crime network is to hold politicians accountable for “sentencing reform”. As Senator Cruz said, “If a prisoner that we voted to release goes and commits another crime, another murder, another sexual assault, another robbery, we can fully expect to be held accountable by our constituents.”When a police officer is murdered by a drug dealer, we must look at the politicians who helped him do it. When an ordinary person is murdered, raped or robbed, not only the criminal record of the attacker, but the “sentencing reform” record of the politicians who...
  • Trump Just Blasted Hillary With A 2-Sentence Uppercut So Hard Bill Probably Felt It

    10/05/2015 6:24:35 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jack Davis
    As Hillary Clinton seeks to find a new defense in her ongoing email scandal, Donald Trump cut to the core of the issue. “Clinton may go to jail but is still running for president? 99% of people would be in jail for what she did,” Trump tweeted Sunday. http://www.westernjournalism.com/trump-just-blasted-hillary-with-a-2-sentence-uppercut-so-hard-bill-probably-felt-it/
  • Donald Trump: 99% of the People Would Be in Jail for What Hillary Did

    10/05/2015 9:17:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Privilege– Hillary Clinton went on the Today Show this morning to discuss her mysterious private home server. Meanwhile – Donald Trump retweeted this out on Sunday – 99% of people would be in jail for what Hillary did
  • 'You Can't Solicit Your Opinions' (Cop threatens students handling out pocket U.S. Constitution)

    09/21/2015 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/19/15 | CampusReform
    Students attempting to recruit for a Turning Point USA chapter were told by a campus policeman that he would have to "lock [them] up" if they did not stop soliciting their opinions.
  • Suspect in Daytona Beach shooting kills himself in Miami jail cell

    09/20/2015 4:49:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 19, 2015
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The suspect in a triple shooting that killed two Bethune-Cookman University students died after hanging himself in his Miami jail cell. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said he learned Saturday afternoon about York Zed Bodden's death. "He saved the state the expense," Chitwood said.
  • Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of...

    09/13/2015 5:41:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/12/15
    Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of whether they have had surgery The San Francisco jail is taking steps to house female transgender inmates based on their gender identity by the end of the year, regardless if they have had gender reassignment surgery. The move is the beginning of a two-phase policy expansion, announced Thursday, that will ultimately house transgender women and men in the jail based on their preferred gender identity. The women will participate in classes, job training, physical recreation, and other programs in the women's jail during the day but...
  • Hillary: ‘I Am Going To Make Some Employers Go to Jail

    09/08/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    Speaking at a Labor Day rally in Hampton, Ill., today Hillary Clinton threatened to imprison employers for “wage theft.” “We’re going to go back to enforcing labor laws,” Clinton said. “I’m going to make sure that some employers go to jail for wage theft and all the other abuses that they engage in.” “And we are going to make it harder and harder to stop what should be the right of every American: to join a union and bargain collectively through that union,” she continued. “But, I’ll tell you, we’ve got a fight on our hands.” The presumed 2016 Democratic...
  • If Kim Davis is in jail for ‘not doing her job,’ then she needs to be released immediately

    09/07/2015 3:59:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Because that's not against the law. As Christians rise up against the jailing of Kim Davis, citing it as an example of persecution against someone engaging in the constitutionally protected free exercise of religion, a common retort from the secular left has been as follows: “She’s not in jail for exercising her religion. She’s in jail for not doing her job.” If that’s the case, she needs to be freed immediately. There is no statute in this country that makes it a criminal offense not to do your job, or to do your job poorly. If there was, Barack Obama...
  • Mike Huckabee to visit Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in jail

    09/05/2015 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Eugene Scott and Jeremy Diamond
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is planning to visit the Kentucky clerk taken into custody for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week. Huckabee will visit Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, in jail Tuesday before he is set to rally supporters outside the detention center where she is being held, Huckabee spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN on Friday.
  • Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton’s ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K (edited title)

    09/03/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by BAW · 7 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Sep 3, 2015
    Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000! Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages. “Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her...
  • Dem: Scott Walker 'tightening the noose, literally' around blacks

    08/24/2015 1:20:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Monday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate, is "tightening the noose, literally" around African-Americans. Moore, a black lawmaker from Milwaukee, made the comment during a phone call with reporters that coincided with Walker campaigning in the early voting state of South Carolina. Moore said Walker was "literally campaigning around the state, saying you don't want to be like Milwaukee, while at the same time really tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans." "He cut his teeth on 'three strikes and you're out' mandatory minimum sentences — really, you know, trail 'em, nail 'em...
  • Drudge headline only: Washington Times - classified emails grows to 60

    08/16/2015 7:28:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 87 replies
    Uh oh! Stay tune as the mystery grows. The prisons may be really 'ready for Hillary' but will she do another Houdini and magically escape again? Hmmm.....
  • Mark Levin – Hillary Violated The Espionage Act – Section 793 Penal Code, Could End Up In Prison

    08/13/2015 10:26:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 60 replies
    Constitution Rising ^ | August 13, 2015 | Rick Wells
    Section 793 of the Penal Code, subsection (f) is a problem for Hillary Clinton. It is very specific in defining the offenses which meet the criteria for a violation and it appears that Ms Clinton has potentially thousands of counts, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands, against her. Mark Levin read the subsection on air, which states, “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note or information relating to the national defense…” He notes this statute is a portion...
  • Hillary says too many black men are in jail

    08/07/2015 6:40:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Thursday to reform the nation’s criminal-justice system if elected, saying it’s “clear as could be” that it favors white suspects. Speaking on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show, Clinton pointed to the “tragic set of facts” that show too many Americans are behind bars and they are disproportionately black men.
  • Sailor faces 30 years in prison for keeping pics of classified submarine equipment

    07/25/2015 10:48:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Since the issue of classification has emerged in the past day or so again, it’s worth remembering just how important it is for national security. This news item from the Hartford Courant in Connecticut demonstrates just how seriously officials are supposed to protect classified material and systems. The Department of Justice has charged a former Navy submariner with multiple crimes involving his retention of cell-phone pictures of classified systems on his boat. Former machinist’s mate Kristian Saucier faces up to 30 years in prison after serving five years in the Navy (via ChuckJ on Twitter): The FBI says a...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MODERATES DEMOCRAT ‘PRESIDENTIAL TOWN-HALL’

    07/20/2015 2:25:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    One of the highest-profile panels of NetRoots Nation...was a “Presidential Town Hall,” featuring Democrat candidates ...Sanders and... O’Malley. The panel was moderated by Filipino citizen, journalist, and illegal [alien] Jose Antonio Vargas.
  • Ending Mass Incarceration One Murdering Illegal Alien at a Time

    07/13/2015 4:33:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/15 | Matthew Vadum
    SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi wants to tear down our borders and the walls of our prisons The hostility of the radical left-wing sheriff of San Francisco to America’s prison system—not just to federal immigration law—may have been a factor in the decision to release a Mexican illegal alien who went on to murder young Kate Steinle. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (pronounced: Meer-kah-ree-me) is taking heat for releasing Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old illegal alien with a second grade education who reportedly has seven felony convictions and has been deported from the U.S. five times. Federal officials had characterized the man who...
  • Constitution-denier Piers Morgan: Whites who use the N-word should be jailed

    06/23/2015 3:53:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/15 | Robert Laurie
    'Piers who,' now? Constitution-denier Piers Morgan: Whites who use the N-word should be jailedYou may remember Piers Morgan as “that British guy used to have a show on CNN.” He famously challenged a certain Mr. Herman Cain to a debate after I wrote a few pieces about his moronic anti-2nd Amendment diatribes. At the time, he arrogantly waved around a copy of the U.S. Constitution and referred to it dismissively as “your little book.” Then his show was cancelled and he was, pretty much, never seen again. ...But here at “The Cain” we like to keep tabs on our old...
  • You REALLY need to see what happens in the BACKGROUND as Fox News reports from outside a prison

    06/14/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 14, 2015 | Posted by soopermexican
    "You REALLY need to see what happens in the BACKGROUND as Fox News reports from outside a prison" (video) This video is making the rounds on Facebook for good reason. A sharp-eyed Fox News viewer caught some elicit goings-ons in the background as a reporter recorded from outside the upstate New York prison where two murderous inmates escaped. And that… is how you sneak in drugs, phones and other illegal stuff into a maximum state prison! Now do you think that’s possible without a guard helping out? Especially in the same prison where a guard is accused of helping two...
  • Convicted Murderers Who Escaped New York Jail Left a Note

    06/07/2015 8:33:00 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016
    Time ^ | 06/07/2015 | Jack Linshi
    Hello This is the first time I have posted so please forgive me if I have this topic in the wrong place. However, I had a questions and was hoping to receive some help. I am writing an article about gays who are against the homosexual agenda and thought I would include something in there about homosexuality and mental health. In the 1970s the APA changed the classification of homosexuality so it was no longer considered mental illness and many psychology and psychiatry organizations all over the world have followed. However, there was little basis at that time to think...
  • Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

    04/02/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/2/2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years. In one of the nation's largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. They include teachers, a principal and other administrators, who were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta public school system. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was...
  • Hillsboro jail worker sentenced to four years for inmate liaisons [Oregon]

    03/19/2015 2:11:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    A judge has sentenced a former Oregon jail worker to four years in prison for having sex with an inmate in a supply closet. The liaisons happened 13 times last year, a Washington County prosecutor said Monday. When a sheriff's deputy in the maximum-security wing went to lunch, that left jail services technician Jill Curry alone in the control room so she could press a button to let the 25-year-old inmate out of his cell.
  • Egypt: Retired U.S. Army officer found dead in jail cell (James Henry)

    10/13/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    ap ^ | October 13, 2013
    A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks. ... Security officials identified the man as James Henry, 66, a retired U.S. Army officer who arrived in Cairo from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Aug. 25. Henry was detained by army troops in the turbulent region of northern Sinai three days later while making his way to the border crossing with Gaza in the town of Rafah
  • Inspectors General to Update Congress on IRS Scandal Investigation, Lerner's 'Missing' Emails

    02/26/2015 6:01:42 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday night Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations will update the House Oversight Committee on the status of former IRS official Lois Lerner's "missing" emails. As a reminder, last year IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said two years of Lerner's emails, between 2010 and 2012, had been "lost" in a hard drive crash. A few months later, some of those emails were recovered after Koskinen said under oath they had been lost forever. Since the announcement of the missing emails, Congress has asked Inspectors General from different departments to look into their recovery. The emails...
  • US prisons outsource inmate healthcare to private companies. My son died in their care

    02/24/2015 7:54:55 AM PST · by redreno · 86 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | Tomi Lynn Harris
    One pill. I lost my son over one pill. On the first Saturday in January this year, my son arrived at the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania. On Monday – not long after midnight – he was declared dead by Mercy Hospital. If the guards and the Corizon staff (a for-profit correctional healthcare company) at the hospital had been willing to provide him with the medicine that he needed to stay alive, he would not have died. You see, my son had seizures. The last major seizure he had was so bad that he bit off a piece of his...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail in money laundering case (Jeri Wright)

    02/23/2015 2:52:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/23/15 | Ray Long
    The daughter of Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor to President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of money laundering and lying to a grand jury in a case tied to a state grant. Her father was not involved in the case. Federal prosecutors sought to revoke her bond, alleging that she had participated in a ghost payrolling scheme at a private company in Indiana following her conviction. She has not been charged based on those ghost...
  • FEC not letting Jesse Jackson Jr. off the hook just because he’s in jail

    02/22/2015 3:21:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    **SNIP** So Thursday, the FEC sent Jackson’s campaign committee its eighth consecutive failure-to-file notice. It must file its end-of-the year report for 2014 or face a penalty. (Perhaps that threat rings a bit hollow when you’re already in jail?) In August 2014, the FEC fined Jackson for nearly $18,000 for not filing reports in 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. He must formally terminate his committee to get the FEC off his back, but his treasurer quit in September 2013, and so it seems there’s no person responsible for doing the necessary paperwork. Since his last report in November 2012,...
  • Fight breaks out between 2 women visiting same Washington Parish Jail inmate

    01/28/2015 5:04:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jonathan Bullington
    Two women who went to visit a Washington Parish Jail inmate on the same day ended up facing their own legal troubles after authorities say they attacked each other during the visit.
  • 'Hero' cop who sat next to Michelle Obama at State of the Union spared jail after attacking G/F

    01/26/2015 3:47:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Jill Reilly
    A former Philadelphia police officer who sat next to the First Lady during President Obama's 2009 State of the Union Address has been spared jail after an attack on his ex-girlfriend. Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, was sentenced Monday to 18 months' probation for a misdemeanor assault conviction on Sadie Martinez, 29. The judge also ordered DeCoatsworth to get counseling and issued a stay-away order barring him from contact with Martinez, who he had been with for 15 years, reports Philly.com.
  • Report: America’s Prison Population Is Growing Again (Holder lied?)

    12/23/2014 4:58:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Stav Ziv
    The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s. After a three-year decline in the incarcerated population that began in 2010—a hopeful counter to decades of growth—the number of people in prison in the United States increased again last year, according to a report released on Friday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world, according to the U.K.-based International Centre for Prison Studies’ most recent...
  • There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003

    12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | German Lopez
    The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies — particularly against drug offenses — that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing...
  • We should stop putting women in jail. For anything.

    11/13/2014 10:15:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything Blog ^ | November 6, 2014 | Patricia O'Brien
    It sounds like a radical idea: Stop incarcerating women, and close down women’s prisons. But in Britain, there is a growing movement, sponsored by a peer in the House of Lords, to do just that. The argument is actually quite straightforward: There are far fewer women in prison than men to start with — women make up just 7 percent of the prison population. This means that these women are disproportionately affected by a system designed for men. But could women’s prisons actually be eliminated in the United States, where the rate of women’s incarceration has risen by 646 percent...
  • Prisoners Freed Quickly After Voters OK Prop 47

    11/07/2014 5:36:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ap ^ | November 7, 2014 4:29 PM
    A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court. Sheriffs across the state immediately began implementing Proposition 47, which calls for treating shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft and possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, as misdemeanors instead of felonies. Two-dozen suspects who were being held on those charges walked out of Sacramento County jail two days after 58 percent of voters approved the initiative on Tuesday....
  • ANDREW TAHMOORESSI FREED FROM MEXICAN JAIL, ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO, OTAY MESA

    11/01/2014 6:04:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    YouTube via SanDiegoNewsVideo ^ | 10-31-2014 | SanDiegoNewsVideo
    Published on Oct 31, 2014 ANDREW TAHMOORESSI FREED FROM MEXICAN JAIL, ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO, OTAY MESA OTAY MESA - October 31, 2014 Address: 1424 Continental St, San Diego Interviews: Montel Williams New Mexico former Governor Bill Richardson