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  • Known Terrorist Killers Free From GITMO While We Have Soldiers Locked Up In Leavenworth!

    04/15/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 14 replies
    Beverly Perlson Of The Band Of Mothers | April 15, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Thanking you in advance for reading and helping our soldiers! Below is a beautiful email sent by Michael Behenna. He is finally home and thank you to all who helped him through calls you made and letters you wrote on his behalf. Michael is right, the fight is not over. We still have Sons locked up in Leavenworth who need our help. I had the good fortune to visit with Sgt Derrick Miller at Leavenworth this past weekend. I am astounded, after meeting this truly good man, that anyone in their right mind can justify keeping him locked away. I...
  • The Looking Glass World of "Climate Injustice"

    04/15/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4/12/2014 | Manhattan Contrarian
    When Alice went through the looking glass, she found a world where things were completely the reverse of what they are in the real world. Of course, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece was intended as a parody of the mendacious politicians of the day. Today we have something beyond parody, and that is the U.N. climate bureaucracy and its acolytes. Because the U.N. agencies are bureaucracies, it is perhaps understandable that they should seek at all times to increase their own power and control over the world’s people. But what is not understandable is when that quest turns into a campaign to...
  • Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police

    04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2014 | Associated Press
    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Albuquerque police, the federal agency found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people "who posed a minimal threat" and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.
  • Texas Executed Mexican National for Murder and Rape

    04/09/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9 2014 | NBC
    Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife. Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department o Texas executes Mexican national for murder and rapef Criminal Justice said. Hernandez was the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • Guilty verdict withheld in Miami Heat dancer death trial [Because the killer is homosexual]

    03/27/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/26/14 | Peter Burke
    A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010 has been found guilty, but the verdict is being withheld while the court investigates allegations of juror misconduct.... At issue is whether the jury of six men made remarks about Careaga's gay lifestyle that could have influenced their decision...
  • Livni to Meet with Terror Victims' Families

    03/17/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/14
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni will meet on Tuesday with representatives of the Almagor terror victims’ organization. The meeting comes ahead of the next scheduled release of terrorists as a “gesture” the Palestinian Authority (PA). Lt. Col. (ret.) Oren Tamam, brother of Moshe Tamam who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists, said on Monday that the meeting was finally scheduled after months of repeated requests. “We're going with a broken heart and hopefully she will listen to us willingly,” said Tamam, adding, "The past few months have created among us a distrust in the justice system for which she is responsible,...
  • Fla. Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Caps In Wrongful Death Suits

    03/14/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 3-14-14 | unattributed
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Supreme Court dropped a bomb on the Florida Legislature Thursday morning when it ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical-malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. The 5-2 ruling said that a cap on “non-economic” damages violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution, according to the News Service of Florida. The Florida Legislature passed the law during a 2003 special session called by then Gov. Jeb Bush, who pushed for malpractice lawsuit changes in an attempt to lower malpractice insurance rates and keep doctors from limiting their practices or moving out of...
  • G.M. Said to Face Criminal Inquiry on Safety Problems

    03/11/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 3-11-14 | BILL VLASIC and BEN PROTESS
    The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into the decade-long failure by General Motors to address deadly safety problems in its some of its cars before announcing a massive recall last month, according to a person briefed on the matter. The preliminary inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York is expected to center on whether G.M., the nation’s largest automaker, failed to comply with laws requiring timely disclosure of vehicle defects. The probe is the latest in a widening series of investigations of G.M.'s handling of faulty ignition switches in its Chevrolet Cobalt sedan and other cars that the...
  • Rape awareness should grow, Anne Arundel County exec tells young women

    02/28/2014 9:02:44 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/28/14 | Maria Wiering
    “What do you see when you look at me?” Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman asked the high school girls watching her on stage. “I know I’m old enough to be your mom or your grandma. What else do you see?” The girls, students at Archbishop Spalding High School, called out complements. One said she like her hair, another her sweater. None said they saw a victim of rape, the reason Neuman, 49, was standing on Spalding’s stage Feb. 27. For the next hour, she shared her story of rape and overcoming her fears with junior and senior girls. “A...
  • Exclusive: Dashcam video clears NJ man

    02/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PST · by dirtboy · 70 replies
    WABC ^ | 2/21/2014 | Sarah Wallace
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ (WABC) -- The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault. Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam tapes, and has spoken exclusively with the 30-year old DJ who was looking at years in prison. It was quite a turnabout, all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter have been dismissed, and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault. A third pleaded guilty early on to tampering. It's all thanks to...
  • Comptroller to de Blasio: Don’t get involved in arrests (Banana Republic of NY)

    02/13/2014 4:47:23 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 12, 2014 | Yoav Gonen, Beth DeFalco, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday criticized Mayor de Blasio for personally intervening when a politically connected preacher pal was busted by cops — saying “the mayor shouldn’t be involved in any way when someone gets arrested.”... “And I certainly believe the mayor and take the mayor’s word that this was certainly something that he was doing, not out of giving someone special treatment, but when you do make that call you do have to answer a lot of questions.” New York state Republican Chairman Ed Cox called on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate what he called de Blasio’s...
  • DOJ Aruges to Court Against Rules to Prevent Foreigners From Voting

    02/12/2014 2:15:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 12, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Justice Department lawyer Bradley Heard was in court today trying to stop Kansas from ensuring that only citizens register to vote. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, relying on a United States Supreme Court opinion of last year, asked the federal Election Assistance Commission to permit him to ensure that only noncitizens were registering to vote. The Election Assistance Commission said no, so Kris Kobach went to federal court. Enter Eric Holder’s Justice Department, as usual, opposing election integrity measures. Despite harping about resource concerns (which apparently means that the DOJ can do nothing about corrupted voter rolls), Holder found...
  • Michael Behenna wins parole

    02/12/2014 8:16:25 AM PST · by gwjack · 24 replies
    NewsOk.com ^ | Chris Casteel
    Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna has won parole and will be released from Fort Leavenworth on March 14, his mother, Vicki Behenna, said Wednesday. Behenna, who was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone, learned early Wednesday morning and called his parents in Edmond, where he will return next month. “We go between tears and laughing,” Vicki Behenna told The Oklahoman. “I’m just so thankful. I’m just so very very thankful. It’s wonderful.”
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    02/10/2014 9:10:19 AM PST · by edwinland · 37 replies
    the New York Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | DURAID ADNAN
    BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said. The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence. Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and...
  • Question: Thomas Sowell essay on equality and justice

    01/21/2014 9:43:35 AM PST · by WhattheDickens? · 5 replies
    Finding a good essay for high school freshmen.
  • He gasped, snorted and took FIFTEEN minutes to die:

    01/16/2014 9:02:39 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | AP
    Murderer first to be executed with controversial 'air hunger' drug after last meal of beef, ice cream and chicken (rest of title) 'One can scarcely conceive of a sequence of crimes more shocking to the conscience or to moral sensibilities than the senseless kidnapping and rape of a young, pregnant woman followed by her murder,
  • Time for an IRS special prosecutor: The most partisan Justice Dept. in history cannot be trusted

    01/13/2014 7:51:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Washington Examiner is calling for a special prosecutor in the IRS targeting scandal, saying it's the only way to get to the bottom of what went on. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa points to tone deafness to explain the choice of an Obama donor to run the Justice Department's "investigation" of IRS targeting of conservative, Tea Party and evangelical political groups during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns. But the California Republican is being entirely too diplomatic. Putting a donor in charge is more like flipping the bird to Obama's critics.When the IRS harassment abuse...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Why Pollard Will Die in Prison

    01/05/2014 9:39:03 PM PST · by tedbel · 53 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Jan 6/14 | David Turner
    I have chosen a provocative title for this article because nearing his fourth decade in prison for a crime all others similarly charged see freedom within four years, Jonathan Pollard is no more likely to be freed under Barak Obama than under George W. Bush before him or Bill Clinton before him. From today it seems no exaggeration that, barring a miracle, a young and idealistic American Jew who chose to spy for Israel will be forced to pay the ultimate price for his decision. Jonathan Pollard had serious medical conditions at the time of his arrest in his twenties....
  • Scott signs death warrant for Jimmy Ryce's killer

    01/03/2014 3:44:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/2/14 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Thursday for the man who kidnapped, raped and murdered 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce on his way home from school almost 20 years ago. Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 12 for the Sept. 11, 1995 murder in a rural area in Miami-Dade County.
  • Justice Department Lied To SCOTUS About NSA Surveillance

    11/28/2013 3:34:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | 11/27/13 | Frederick Reese
    As the nation learns more about the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping program, such as recent revelations that the NSA most likely tapped into the communications of Google and Yahoo users, not through cooperation with the companies themselves, but via collusion with the companies’ Internet backbone providers, questions on how the federal government approached its surveillance are increasingly becoming more difficult to answer. One such question — if the Justice Department knowingly lied to the Supreme Court regarding the NSA’s procedures about the notification of targets — presents a potential minefield for the Obama administration. In the 2012 Clapper v. Amnesty...
  • Obama’s Noble Lies - serving a higher justice

    11/19/2013 1:59:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 19, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "........If ACA navigators on occasion have urged poor applicants to fudge on their eligibility, what is the big deal? Are those really lies—given that the system that reduced some Americans to poverty and the status of the uninsured is one big lie to begin with? When “regulations” are enforced about voter IDs, Obamaphones, or eligibility for disability insurance and food stamps, poor people suffer;when they are ignored,the real truth emerges and a higher justice is served...... Again,how could the president be accused of lying when he was helping the uninformed to be released from their “crap” coverage in order to...
  • Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

    11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies
    WFMZ.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer
    Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday. "It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday. The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed. "[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."...
  • Benghazi attacks omitted TWICE by State Department - 'Rewards for Justice program', Terror report

    10/29/2013 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 21 replies
    Republican lawmakers want to know why the Al Qaeda terrorists involved in the Benghazi attacks were excluded from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, a program which offers huge cash payments for tips leading to the capture of wanted terrorists. Fox News reported that a ranking Republican lawmaker believes this is "more evidence that the Obama White House wants to minimize the terrorism angle in that attack." In a related post on Thursday, I noted that Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal reported that: The UN, on Oct. 18, added Muhammad Jamal al Kashef - who previously served...
  • Mississippi woman beats up would-be purse snatcher at Mobile gas station

    10/28/2013 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 34 replies
    GulfLive ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | By Gareth Clary
    Anthony Harris of Prichard made a series of poor choices on Friday. He decided to steal a purse. Then, he decided to steal the purse of Bridgett Bolen of Hurley, Miss. Bolen quickly confronted the would-be thief with a kick to the groin and a punch to the face, leaving Harris sitting in Mobile Metro Jail with stitches under his left eye.
  • Benghazi Terrorists Not Part Of The Reward For Justice Program

    10/23/2013 2:08:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/22/13 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Vid at link
  • Proposed law would require Michigan pints of beer to hold 16 ounces

    10/08/2013 8:15:17 AM PDT · by posterchild · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct 7, 2013
    LANSING, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A proposed law in Michigan is aimed at ensuring beer drinkers who pay for a pint get at least 16 ounces. The measure was introduced in the House last week, MLive.com reported. It would ban what barflies refer to as "cheater glasses" with thick bottoms so they look like they hold a pint but actually take a few ounces less. State Rep. Jim Irwin, a Democrat from the college town of Ann Arbor, said the state regulates meat and other foodstuffs to make sure buyers get what they pay for. Irwin introduced a similar...
  • Take This Loan And Eat It: Banks May Have to Eat $57B of FHA Loans

    10/08/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/08/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to Kate Berry at American Banker, “The nation’s four largest banks are holding $57 billion of seriously delinquent loans that they’ve been slow to move into foreclosure over concerns that the Federal Housing Administration, the government mortgage insurer, will refuse to cover the losses and hit them with damages, according to industry sources.” The FHA insures home loans issued by banks and other mortgage lenders to low-income and first-time home buyers. Those buyers pay the FHA insurance premiums to cover potential losses. In the event that an FHA-backed loan goes into foreclosure, the lender has the right to file...
  • Federal judge to DOJ: No, you may not dismiss this Fast & Furious case just because you feel like it

    10/01/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The last time we checked in on Operation Fast and Furious, the bloody and not-”botched” gunrunning scandal in which the ATF pressed American gun dealers into funneling at least 2,000 weapons to cartels across the Mexican border with no serious efforts to trace them, more of the trafficked weapons were still showing up at crime scenes as recently as this past August. Since President Obama asserted his executive privilege over Congress’s subpoenas for the Fast & Furious documents that the Department of Justice has patently refused to hand over (despite their ongoing insistence in no deliberate wrongdoing) and Congress subsequently...
  • Profiting From Criminal Justice

    09/25/2013 1:35:24 PM PDT · by OKCharles · 2 replies
    OK Politechs ^ | 9/24/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    Being a far right-wing person I have always been very pro law & order and believe that those who violate our laws should pay the consequences. More often than not I have found myself thinking that our criminal justice system is not harsh enough. But, it is the system we have and I would not trade it for any other in the world. One of the cornerstones of our system is supposed to be the impartiality of the justice that is dispensed. Without impartiality, can the punishments meted out still be considered just? Sometimes, no.The impartiality of the justice system...
  • Ohio man ordered to wear ‘idiot’ sign after drunken 911 call

    09/04/2013 3:18:22 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    Yahoo - Daily Buzz ^ | September 4, 2013 | Lindsay Jolivet
    An Ohio man is standing outside this week wearing a sign around his neck that declares he is an idiot. Richard Dameron, a 58-year-old from Cleveland, stood with his arms crossed outside the local police station in Sky News footage, a yellow sign with block lettering stating his apology. "I apologize to officer Simone & all police officers for being an idiot calling 911 threatening to kill you. I'm sorry and it will never happen again," the sign says. Dameron was convicted of calling 911 and threatening police, and then missing a court appearance, according to WKYC. His unusual sentence...
  • The Ultimate Punishment

    08/25/2013 5:04:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    This week has pissed me off. It’s been a week filled with news I’d rather forget, but really, it’s one we all should remember. It should be a rallying cry, an opportunity for those interested in justice to reform a broken system and expedite a punishment reserved for a deserving few. A college baseball player from Australia was murdered in Duncan, Okla., because three monsters were bored. The sheer convergence of bad parenting required to bring these three together and have none of them, not one, object to the idea of murdering a random stranger for lack of anything to...
  • Time to Restore Some Sanity to this Country-

    08/24/2013 3:33:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Frying those who kill innocents for sport would be a start... The feral animals that beat WWII hero Delbert 'Shorty' Belton to death in Spokane this week -same as the satanic thrill-kill thuglets that wasted Australian Chris Lane earlier in the week- are an irreparable, dangerous nightmare within our society- to be treated as such.  Try 'em as adults from 14+... and don't be shy about putting anybody in The Chair, dammit.  Then charge the parents, too- that should provide some incremental deterrent. But Ross Perot said that once these neighborhoods and families descend into chaos, with little morality or even shame remaining...
  • The Watergate Cover-Up Trial: Justice Denied?

    08/22/2013 10:59:14 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/9/13 | Jeff Shepard
    [snip] Watergate remains the greatest political scandal in modern American history. It culminated not only in President Nixon’s announcement of his resignation, 39 years ago Thursday, but in the conviction and imprisonment of his three most senior aides. Attorney General John Mitchell, White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs John Ehrlichman were found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury in the three-month Watergate cover-up trial, which ended on January 1, 1975. [snip] I was a young lawyer working on the White House staff and assisting in Nixon’s defense efforts. It...
  • CDC: Environmental Justice Is ‘Access to Healthy Homes, Healthy Food, Transportation´

    08/20/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/13 | Penny Starr
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities. “The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video. She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. “I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said. The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the...
  • Vanity: I need insight into Social Justice

    08/13/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 80 replies
    8/13/13 | me
    I need help/ammo. My kids go to a small Seventh Day Adventist school in Orlando. There's a new humanities teacher and the information that's in the pamphlet about him says the 'big subject' for 8th grade is "social justice". I know what we conservatives consider SJ, and I agree with it but there are varying definitions on line. When I meet with this guy and the head of curriculum I want to be armed with as much accurate information as possible. I'm trying not to be really pissed off that this is going on. I am arming my daughter with...
  • Great news: DoJ to investigate its own agency on surveillance activities

    08/07/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Allegations arise of abuses of power and wrongdoing in a subordinate agency of a Cabinet department, which then conducts an investigation that lays the blame on a few low-level staffers and then insists that any further debate on the issue is nothing more than a “phony scandal.” The State Department did that with Benghazi, Treasury (or at least the White House’s spin on the IG report) with the IRS, and the Department of Justice with Operation Fast and Furious. The DoJ will now take a second spin on the Wheel Of Scapegoats by...
  • Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Fundamental Tax Reform

    08/02/2013 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Taxman · 29 replies
    self ^ | 08/02/13 | Captain Frank L. Davis, Jr., USNR (Ret)
    Statement of Frank L. Davis, Jr., Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and National Director of Legislative Affairs, National Retail Sales Tax Alliance Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Fundamental Tax Reform Mr. Chairman, Mr. Rangel and Members of the Committee; my fellow Americans. It is a privilege to be asked to testify this afternoon. My name is Frank Davis. I am a retired Naval Reserve Aviator, having spent 28 1/2 years in active and reserve service to my country. I consider myself still serving, albeit in a somewhat different capacity, but with the same goal in...
  • TRAYVON MARTIN NOT RACE RELATED MURDER

    07/31/2013 8:06:44 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 9 replies
    TSG ^ | July 31, 2013 | Brian Woodward
    Glenn Garvin from the Miami Herald gave some insight that probably did not make it to most of the cable news shows, that air time is reserved for doctored 911 calls, and misleading photos. Mr. Garvin wrote in his column, “There is no war on black men, at least not by white men. Last year, the Scripps-Howard News Service studied half a million homicide reports and found that killings of black victims by white attackers have actually dropped over the past 30 years, from 4,745 during the 1980s to 4,380 during the first decade of the 2000s. There were nearly...
  • Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Is Beaten 'Bloody' in Prison

    07/31/2013 4:19:57 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 62 replies
    http://thestir.cafemom.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Kiri Blakeley
    The kidnapper serving life in prison for abducting Elizabeth Smart has reportedly been beaten to a bloody pulp in prison. Boo hoo, right? The source is the National Enquirer, so take this how you will. But I don't see why they'd make up something so odd. Anyway, Brian David Mitchell, who abducted Elizabeth when she was 14 and spent the next nine months raping her, has been serving his time in a high security prison in Tuscon, Arizona. Apparently, he's not popular there. Prisoners are known to look down on child molesters and rapists, and Mitchell is both. Add to...
  • Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Cancels Appearance Fearing 'Blow Back'

    07/24/2013 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matt Gutman
    The family rescued by George Zimmerman when they were trapped in an overturned SUV canceled a scheduled news conference today and is pleading for privacy.
  • Texas Has Executed Another Black Man

    07/23/2013 4:18:56 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 68 replies
    Afro ^ | July 19, 2013 | Michael Graczyk
    <p>HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Black, former Texas Tech graduate student was executed Thursday for a double slaying in Lubbock a dozen years ago. This was the 8th African American executed this year in Texas. There have been a total of 10 executions so far in Texas, the nation's most active capital punishment state. Vaughn Ross, 41, was condemned for the January 2001 fatal shootings of an 18-year-old woman with whom he had been feuding and an associate dean at the university who was with her at the time.</p>
  • Obama: Of course Zimmerman was guilty, but…

    07/20/2013 9:56:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    As you may have already heard, the President showed up in the White House briefing room on Friday to give an impromptu address to the press corps on the current state of race relations in America and how the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial is affecting same. While supporters billed the appearance as a more generic, “healing” address in troubled times, it opened and closed with comments regarding the court case in question. We can leave for another day the issue of whether the Comforter in Chief should be diving into the results of one specific trial in Florida,...
  • Obama Addresses George Zimmerman Verdict

    07/20/2013 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 61 replies
    TalkLeft ^ | 7/19/13 | Jeralyn
    He has now gone from Trayvon Martin could have been his son to Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago. The most objectionable part of his comments: Not once did he express any empathy for George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted who spent the past 16 months under the cloud of criminal charges, and who continues to have a target on his back. Obama said if Martin had been white the result would probably have been different. Not once did he acknowledge that if Trayvon Martin had not attacked George Zimmerman, the outcome might have been different....
  • The Justice Department Should Leave Zimmerman Alone

    07/17/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Bob Barr
    They’re at it again. The U.S. Department of Justice is getting set to meddle in a local criminal matter. The office of the Attorney General of the United States was created in 1789, but it was not until nearly one century later, in 1870, that the federal Department of Justice was formally established. In the decades since, as the federal government has grown from one of limited and focused powers, to a leviathan reaching into virtually every aspect of our lives and businesses, the Justice Department has increased in size, scope and power accordingly. Much of the work in which...
  • GOP REP: ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED, 'GET OVER IT' (House to look at DOJ if they pursue Zimmerman)

    07/16/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2013 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    "Get over it." That's the message from a Republican congressman to the protests over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) also said that the House might need to take a look at the Justice Department's actions if they needlessly pursue federal charges against Zimmerman. Harris (R-MD) appeared on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL in Washington DC Tuesday with me and co-host Brian Wilson. After a discussion about this week's House vote delaying the employee mandate for the Affordable Care Act, the conversation turned to the dominant news story of the week,...
  • Department of Justice slaps Gallup with $10.5M fine

    07/16/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/16/13 | Tal Kopan
    Gallup Organization has agreed to pay the government $10.5 million to settle a false claims case against the company for allegedly inflating cost estimates in government contracts. The Justice Department announced the settlement Monday, resolving a complaint originally brought under the Whistleblower Protection Act by a former Gallup director of client services. Gallup, a research and analytics company known especially for its political polling, admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. According to the original complaint filed in 2009, Gallup allegedly inflated estimates of labor hours required for market research contracts with the U.S. Mint and U.S. Passport Agency
  • The Whole System Failed Trayvon Martin [gag alert]

    07/16/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by Enchante · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2013 | Charles Blow
    The system failed him when everyone in the courtroom raised racial bias in roundabout ways, but almost never directly — for example, when the defense held up a picture of a shirtless Martin and told the jurors that this was the person Zimmerman encountered the night he shot him. But in fact it was not the way Zimmerman had seen Martin. Consciously or subconsciously, the defense played on an old racial trope: asking the all-female jury — mostly white — to fear the image of the glistening black buck, as Zimmerman had.
  • From Republicans: Silence Of The Lambs

    07/16/2013 5:47:22 AM PDT · by Williams · 43 replies
    Vanity
    The Republicans, as usual, are too clever to speak up and become embroiled in the George Zimmerman controversy. The Attorney General of the United States stirs up racial dissension at the NAACP meeting. Republicans obviously think it would just be too messy to remind him about the rule of law. Never mind the tiny facts that George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury, and that he was cleared of all racial motivation by extensive state, local, AND federal investigations. What does the life and liberty of one individual matter in the big scheme of things? So Republicans will...