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  • BREAKING: House Ways and Means Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges

    04/09/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution. Although the details about exactly what charges will be have not yet been released, lawmakers are arguing Lerner has not been truthful with Congress or the IRS inspector general and leaked confidential tax information. Last time a referral like this happened, it was to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, who was pursued by the Department of Justice for lying to Congress but was exonerated in court....
  • Relentless jail-cell farting leads to assault, racial slur

    02/14/2014 5:21:18 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-13-14 | Emily Welker
    FARGO -- A Cass County jail inmate faces a felony assault charge for allegedly knocking another inmate unconscious, a scuffle that was reportedly prompted by repeated farting and a racial slur. Court documents filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court allege the incident happened Monday during a confrontation at the jail's medium security unit between inmates Ahmed Nur Adan, 27, of Fargo, and Timothy Lowseth, 26, of West Fargo. According to an arrest synopsis from the Cass County Sheriff's Department, Adan and Lowseth were talking next to cell 104, when Adan suddenly punched out Lowseth, knocking him to the ground...
  • De Blasio called cops to spare pal from jail (busted friend had outstanding warrants)

    02/11/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Mayor de Blasio made a call to a top NYPD spokeswoman about the arrest of a pal who was key to helping him in the black vote last year – and the guy was spared a night in jail. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, pastor of New Hope Christian church in Queens, was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for making a left turn without signaling, according to the Wall Street Journal. When cops ran his license, they found two warrants issued on Jan. 16 for failing to appear in court for prior protest arrests. He was arrested...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Father pays outstanding child support, still gets jail time

    01/12/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 136 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 1/3/2014 | Fox 26
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Clifford Hall says he's more than happy to pay child support for his 11-year-old son. "I'm his father it's my responsibility to take care of him," Hall says. But Hall says when the amount of child support was modified no one told him. "I discovered for some reason his employer was withholding a large amount some weeks a small amount some weeks a zero amount some weeks," says Hall's attorney Tyesha Elam. "I didn't want to go to jail basically," Hall says. So Hall quickly paid almost 3 grand in back child support.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Don’t call it Obamacare

    01/09/2014 11:18:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi corrected a reporter Thursday who called Democrats’ health care law “Obamacare.” “First of all, it’s called the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ ” the California Democrat said after a reporter asked about House GOP efforts to try to tweak the law. Democrats, who just a couple of years ago were happy to call President Obama’s signature achievement Obamacare,...
  • 7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama

    01/05/2014 8:40:27 AM PST · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2014 | Caitlin Dickson
    We may be entering President Obama’s sixth year as president, but there is still a swath of the population that believes he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and a large portion of the U.S. House of Representatives that believes it could impeach Obama on those and other grounds. While the Democratic-led U.S. Senate stands ready to foil any impeachment attempt, Lord Christopher Monckton has a foolproof plan to lock up not only Obama but any public official who believes Obama is qualified for the presidency. Step 1: “Stop being panty-waists,” writes the World Net Daily columnist and adviser to...
  • WWII Vet Jailed for Not Being Able to Afford Repairs to His Business

    01/04/2014 2:56:18 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran was thrown in jail for not being able to afford repairs to his business. Kenneth Knudson’s jewelry store was deemed a public hazard zone and in need up updates. The city of Horton, Kansas offered to do the repair work for $10,000 dollars and apply it to his taxes. Knudson, whose jewelry store business is already struggling, said that was too expensive. On December 23, he appeared in court and told a judge he did not have the money. The judge then fined Knudson $100 dollars and put him in jail for one night.
  • Woman, Just Out Of Prison, Arrested For 397th Time

    12/21/2013 6:48:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    (STMW) – Last month on the train ride home from prison, Shermaine Miles said she was done with booze — done with the old life of petty crime, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Old habits apparently die hard. The woman who has racked up a near-record 396 arrests picked up one more this week when she was hauled off an Edgewater street for a host of alleged offenses, including misdemeanor battery, theft, reckless conduct and drinking in public. Miles, 52, was due to appear at the George Leighton courthouse at 26th and California Friday, police said. “It’s sad,” remarked Ald....
  • Alec Baldwin stalker found guilty: Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to 210 days in jail

    11/14/2013 8:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/14/2013 | SHAYNA JACOBS AND CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The obsessed French-Canadian actress who made Alec Baldwin’s life a living hell was found guilty Thursday of stalking and other charges. Genevieve Sabourin, who turned her trial into a circus when she heckled Baldwin and his wife Hilaria on the stand, stayed silent and looked glum as the judge declared her guilty on all counts — and gave her a piece of his mind. “You had no right to continue communications or pursue contact you knew to be unwanted and unwelcome,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum said. “Your relentless and escalating campaign of threats and in person appearances in...
  • Texas county adopts sweeping policy to protect LGBT inmates

    11/14/2013 2:43:52 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/2013 | Associated Press
    The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The new policy, which Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia's office believes to be one of the most comprehensive in the country, states "discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly prohibited," and outlines how such inmates will be searched, booked and housed, according to a copy of the policy...
  • TV pitchman pleads for mercy, jailed anyway (Kevin Trudeau)

    10/22/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/22/13
    CHICAGO — A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books. "There are no more assets to turn over, your honor," the 50-year-old Trudeau insisted during a 10-minute plea, at times...
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • Afghan minicab driver tied up his pregnant mistress and aborted......

    09/25/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Mail online ^ | Tom Gardner
    FULL TITLE: Afghan minicab driver tied up his pregnant mistress and aborted 19-week-old foetus using tablets he bought online An Afghani minicab driver who tied his pregnant mistress up then forced poisonous pills into her womb in order to abort his unwanted child has been jailed for six years. Ahmed Raofi, 29, became enraged when lover Irene Santos refused to terminate their unborn child, so he hatched a plan to kill the foetus without her consent. After hours of internet research, Raofi bought packets Misoprostol online and invited Ms Santos to his flat in Edgware, northwest London, on April 9,...
  • Rep Marino wants to jail administration Officials

    09/14/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 16 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 13th 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) is consulting with former prosecutors in the House and having statutes examined for ways for the House to indict administration officials in the IRS, Benghazi, reporter spying, NSA spying and other scandals in the Obama admnistration, because it's obvious that Eric Holder is not willing to punish offenders. Speaking during a radio interview on Wednesday, Marino said that he is investigating ways in which the House can file criminal and civil charges against members of the administration, "up to and including the president."
  • Clinton: Syria relinquishing chemical weapons would be 'important step'

    09/09/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | By Michael O'Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News
    If Syria were to surrender its chemical weapons to international control, it would be "an important step" toward avoiding military consequences, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. Following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Clinton suggested that the situation in Syria was "fluid," nodding to an offer by Russian diplomats to organize the handover of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons to an international governing body. “If the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control, as was suggested by Secretary Kerry and the Russians, that would be an important step. But this cannot be another excuse for delay...
  • Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

    09/04/2013 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 4, 2013
    Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. "It's under consideration," said a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "If and how (it would be done) are both questions being discussed," the official told AFP.
  • David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'

    08/19/2013 4:37:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/19/13 | Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro
    David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a "total abuse of power" for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act. In his first interview since returning to his home in Rio de Janeiro early on Monday, Miranda said the authorities in the UK had pandered to the US in trying to intimidate him and force him to reveal the passwords to his computer and mobile phone. "They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be...
  • ~Incarcerated Beauty~

    08/02/2013 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More/video at Reaganite Republican... _______________________________________________ Inspiration via esteemed FReeper Ken5050 !
  • Anybody want to go to jail? Student Left in DEA Cell for Four Days to Get $4 Million

    07/31/2013 2:11:42 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/31/13
    The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left in a windowless holding cell for four days without food or water. He says he drank his own urine to stay alive. The people familiar with the case spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the settlement before it is officially announced. His attorney filed a $20 million claim against the government...
  • If The Supreme Court Doesn't Intervene, California Will Be Forced To Release Nearly 10,000 Inmates

    07/11/2013 8:25:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2013 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is making one final bid to delay a federal court order requiring the state to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year's end to improve conditions in California prisons. The administration on Wednesday asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to delay the order forcing the state to immediately take steps to further reduce its prison population. If he refuses to intervene, the state has said it will begin freeing inmates to comply with the lower court order, which is intended to improve care for sick and mentally ill inmates. Kennedy oversees appeals from...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

    06/26/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    RT ^ | 6/26/13 | staff
    Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial. According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from "mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism. In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be...
  • Two maids get 10 years, 1,000 lashes for sorcery

    05/30/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Emirates24/7 ^ | 5/20/13
    Asians were accused of practicing witchcraft on their employersA Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday. Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who searched the two houses...
  • Criminality Appears To Lie at the Heart of the IRS Scandal

    05/23/2013 4:19:57 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    New York Sun ^ | May 23, 2013 | Lawrence Kudlow
    When you get right down to it,the political targeting and stalling of tax-exempt applications by the IRS was an effort to defund the Tea Party. Rick Santelli,one of the Tea Party founders and my CNBC colleague,was the first to make this point. I’ve taken it a step further: The IRS was taking the Tea Party out of play for the 2012 election,as it looked to avoid a repeat of 2010 and another Tea Party landslide.… But there can be only one reason for the stalled-out approval process for conservative groups. The IRS was trying to put them out of business....
  • Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced ........ to trade kids for cash.

    05/23/2013 4:53:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    INTELLIHUB ^ | Emily Smith
    FULL TITLE: Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash. n the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state. Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for accidentally bottoming out his mother’s car. According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over 5,000 young men and women were unjustly sentenced to prison and denied their constitutional rights. Many of...
  • DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed

    05/20/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department’s secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News. David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at office in Washington that had been shut down six years ago. The phone lines at four other offices – where 100 reporters worked — were also covered by the subpoenas,...
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Happy "Voluntary Donations to the Government" Day from Senator Harry Reid!

    04/17/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6q0slMhDw8&feature=related
  • Scandal-plagued IRS official will give speech, receive award at college commencement

    05/15/2013 6:54:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    Lois Lerner, the IRS official now at the center of a scandal involving tax agents who selectively targeted conservative groups, is scheduled to receive an award and give the commencement address at Western New England University School of Law. A spokesperson for the school said the university was aware of the controversy, but would still honor Lerner, who directs the agency’s exempt organizations division. “Our plans have not changed at this time,” said David Stawasz, a spokesperson for the university, in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Ms. Werner has apologized for the actions of certain IRS employees....
  • Rep. King: Holder, Vilsack Knew Pigford Claims Fraudulent

    05/02/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. "It is my sense they know what they are doing," King said on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "That's a heavy statement, but they knew what they were doing. They knew these were fraudulent claims." King said as he "watched the actions of the USDA" under Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and the Justice Department under Attorney...
  • Gosnell in Solitary Confinement: Prisoners “Frown On Snipping Babies”

    05/01/2013 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell has been in jail since his January 2011 arrest after authorities raided his abortion clinic. The jury in the Gosnell murder trial is expected to deliver a verdict soon, and the abortion “doctor” is housed at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. He is currently in solitary confinement pending the verdict and his expected sentencing. That’s because, according to one local reporter in Philadelphia, fellow prisoners don’t take his crimes of killing babies in infanticides too kindly. Rapists, child abusers, gang snitchers and the like are normally viewed as the lowest “rank” of prisoner by fellow inmates. They are often...
  • Multiple Obama Birth Certificates Surface In Alabama Eligibility Case

    05/01/2013 8:11:44 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 217 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The Alabama Democrat Party just submitted a completely different birth certificate than the one that was posted at the White House website in 2011. Larry Klayman, the plaintiff’s counsel submitted the forgery of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth certificate that was posted to whitehouse.gov on 4-27-2001 (seen below). Fogbow/Jack Ryan obot group produced another bogus one. Still a third birth certificate has been submitted by Alabama Democrats to the Supreme Court. Remember, this court is being presided over by Chief Justice Roy Moore, who supported Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, when he believed Obama to be a usurper and denied following orders...
  • Benghazi whistleblower says US has identified terrorist behind 911 attack but refuses to capture him

    04/30/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04-30-2013
    The US government knows who organized the Benghazi attack that killed our ambassador and three others and yet he walks freely in Libya today. Why? The whistleblower says “we basically don’t want to upset anybody”.
  • AG: 'Untold millions lost' in (PA) turnpike 'pay to play' case

    03/13/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    A former state Senate power broker and seven others were charged Wednesday in what prosecutors termed a "pay to play" scheme involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike, its vendors and political contributions. Attorney General Kathleen Kane said public money was used to line the defendants' pockets and sway elections. "The public has lost untold millions of dollars," Kane said, adding that the "greatest improper influence" involved the turnpike's procurement process. Retired state Senate Democratic Leader Bob Mellow, currently jailed on unrelated corruption charges, was accused of having his chief of staff help supporters and contributors get business from the turnpike, and having...
  • Despite fewer prisoners and employees, state spends more on prison system

    03/04/2013 11:47:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/1/2013 | Jack Spencer
    In response to Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to increase the gas tax and auto registration fees, many legislators are looking for alternatives. This has increased the emphasis on trying to squeeze as many dollars as possible out of existing revenue. As lawmakers search for potential road funding dollars, one of the state's most expensive departments isn't likely to be left out of the equation. Costing $2 billion annually, the Michigan Department of Corrections continues to take a big bite out of Michigan's budget. The problem is, the process of how the Department of Corrections spends its money is a bureaucratic...
  • Napolitano: Not sure why released detainees were in jail in the first place

    03/01/2013 10:28:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/1/13 | Michal Conger
    Not only was Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano surprised when the people who work for her released hundreds of illegal immigrants this week, but she doesn’t know why those detainees were in jail in the first place, she told ABC News on Thursday. “That’s a good question. I’ve asked the same question myself,” she admitted. “So we’re looking into it.” Napolitano also said the release was poorly timed. “Do I wish that this all hadn’t been done all of a sudden and so that people weren’t surprised by it? Of course,” she said. But, Napolitano explained,
  • Memo justifies drone kills even with patchy intelligence

    02/05/2013 10:33:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/13 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has authorized the killing of American citizens as part of its controversial drone campaign against al Qaeda even without intelligence that such Americans are actively plotting to attack a U.S. target, according to a Justice Department memo. The unclassified memo, first obtained by NBC News, argues that drone strikes are justified under American law if a targeted U.S. citizen had "recently" been involved in "activities" posing a possible threat and provided that there is no evidence suggesting the individual "renounced or abandoned" such activities. The document was disclosed as a bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
  • 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine...

    12/09/2012 12:09:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | 12.9.2012 | mail online
    FULL TITLE: 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine and separated from other inmates for his own protection Serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky lives under tight restrictions in prison for his own safety, it has been revealed. The former Penn State coach is on hard routine after he asked for more prison privileges and then received threats from inmates. 'He is being housed in the appropriate facility in order to assure his safety,' said Susan McNaughton, press secretary for the Pennsylvania state Department of Corrections. She responded to questions from Reuters after one...
  • 1,100 Illinois inmates got unemployment while in jail last year

    10/11/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 11, 2012
    State officials say they have found more than 1,100 inmates who they believe improperly collected unemployment benefits totaling more than $2 million while jailed in Illinois sometime in about the last year. One Cook County inmate collected almost $43,000, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, though most were paid far less. Nearly all of the fraud occurred in mid-2012 from county jails across the state.
  • As convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky runs risk of being sexually assaulted in prison

    10/09/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10,9,2012 | AP
    Because of who he is and what he’s done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim. Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach, will be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky is likely to spend...
  • Man goes to jail for collecting rainwater on his own property (OR)

    08/11/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 50 replies
    mensnewsdaily.com ^ | 8/9/12 | Amy Alkon
    Kendra Alleyne writes at CNSNews.com about Gary Harrington, an Oregon man who was convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property who's just begun serving a 30-day jail sentence for it: "I'm sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty," Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
  • Arizona man sent to jail for holding Bible studies in his home

    08/05/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 1012 | Maegan Vazquez
    A Phoenix pastor who was jailed for holding a Bible study group on his private property is now holding one behind bars. Michael Salman is serving a 60-day sentence in Maricopa County's notorious Tent City jail for allegedly violating his probation by holding religious services on his property in violation of zoning and building codes. He was arrested July 9, after authorities charged the one-time gang member hosted Bible sessions for as many 80 people on his 4-acre property, which he tried to claim as a tax-exempt church. [Snip] The married father of six is an ordained pastor of...
  • Why aren't 'Booty Pop' boy's parents in jail?

    07/22/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published July 11, 2012 | By Dr. Keith Ablow
    Carla and K Roundtree, parents of a 6-year-old rapper and Tyler Council, producer of the boy's “Booty Pop” music video should be legally charged with child sexual abuse, convicted and made to register as sexual offenders. The parental rights of his parents should be suspended, pending an investigation by child protective services. Why?
  • Is it Really Persecution? Phoenix Enforcement of Safety and Zoning Ordinances

    07/14/2012 11:23:21 PM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 9 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 07/14/2012 | Michael Peabody
    Cries of religious persecution rose in the Arizona desert after Phoenix pastor Michael Salman began serving a 60 day jail sentence on July 9 and faces a $12,000 fine after refusing to stop holding a Bible study at his home. But like any news story, it is important to get past the headlines making their way across the media and blogosphere and take a look at the facts. The Bible study, known as the Harvest Christian Fellowship Community Church, is actually held in a building, constructed in 2008, that seats 100 people in what used to be the backyard of...
  • Man Facing Jail For Hosting Home Bible Study

    07/06/2012 8:17:04 PM PDT · by Penn4God · 75 replies
    FoxNews Radio ^ | 7/6/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after he refused to stop hosting Bible studies in the privacy of his home – in violation of the city’s building code laws.
  • Gosar: Contempt should be ‘wake-up call’ for Holder, I don’t want him 'in a jail cell sleeping

    06/29/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar – one of the leaders of the congressional inquiry into Operation Fast and Furious – told The Daily Caller he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder gets the message Congress sent him by holding him in criminal and civil contempt of Congress: give up the documents. On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan basis to hold Holder in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress. Despite shrieks of partisan motivations from some Democratic leaders, more Democrats voted in favor of holding Holder in contempt than Republicans voted for President Barack Obama’s health...
  • FBI begins own probe of misconduct allegations involving Sedgwick County Jail

    06/22/2012 2:19:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | June 20, 2012 | Tim Potter
    The FBI on Wednesday began its own investigation of allegations of misconduct at the Sedgwick County Jail, an FBI spokeswoman said. The development comes a day after the sheriff announced that jail deputy David Kendall, 21, had been arrested after being suspected of multiple sex crimes. Previously, attorneys have said that two inmates alleged that they had been raped by a jail deputy. “We have opened our own federal civil rights investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said. Sheriff Robert Hinshaw said he welcomed the FBI investigation, adding that he has told the federal agency that if “their decision was to...