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  • Hillary stole State Department furniture

    10/17/2016 10:31:46 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 92 replies
    FBI 302a ^ | 10/17/2016 | FBI
    Early in CLINTON's tenure as Secretary of State, she and her staff were observed removing lamps and furniture from the State Department which were transported to her residence in Washington, D.C. [REDACTED] does not know whether these items were ever returned to the government upon CLINTON's departure from the State Department.
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • Man Shocked Stealing Electrified Trump Sign

    09/28/2016 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 28, 2016 | YouTube User
    Click on the above image to see the video.WARNING: Will make you feel very satisfied.
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100

    09/25/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies ^ | 9/20/16
    Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100
  • Explosive charges on the Clintons exploiting Haiti aid funds

    09/22/2016 7:30:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Clintons and Haitian relief, where billions of dollars have been raised with little benefit to the Haitians but considerable benefit to the Clintons. For the Clintons, the boon from Haitis earthquake of January 12, 2010 came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves into the face of Haiti. ... By March 8, 2010, Bill Clinton had applied sufficient pressure on President Ren Prval, to force Haitis Lower...
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the states revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors

    09/15/2016 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Amntn · 69 replies
    Observer Politics ^ | 9/15/16 | Liz Crokin
    Hillary Clintons campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make whats supposed to be a one-time small donation through her official campaign website, multiple sources tell the Observer. The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nations biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clintons small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to their bankcards made by Clintons campaign. One elderly Clinton donor, who has been a victim of this fraud scheme, has filed a complaint with her states attorney general...
  • Wells Fargo Exec Who Headed Phony Accounts Unit Collected $125 Million

    09/14/2016 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sept. 12, 2016
    Wells Fargo Exec Who Headed Phony Accounts Unit Collected $125 Million Wells Fargo & Cos sandbagger-in-chief is leaving the giant bank with an enormous pay day$124.6 million. In fact, despite beefed-up clawback provisions instituted by the bank shortly after the financial crisis, and the recent revelations of massive misconduct, it does not appear that Wells Fargo is requiring its former consumer banking chief Carrie Tolstedt to give back any of her nine-figure pay. Until recently, Tolstedt was in charge of the unit where Wells Fargo employees opened more than 2 million largely unauthorized customer accountsa seemingly routine practice that employees...
  • Broward deputy accused of shoplifting at WalMart 7 times, once while in uniform, records show

    09/12/2016 9:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Korenic, of Margate, was suspended without pay Tuesday. A Broward sheriff's deputy finds himself suspended without pay and facing a felony charge after being accused of shoplifting everyday household items from two WalMarts in Coral Springs, according to records obtained Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Surveillance video shows Deputy Dean Korenic, 46, shoplifting on seven occasions, investigators say. He was in uniform one of the times and drove away with his stolen goods in a marked patrol car three other times, records show. A 14-year veteran of the agency, Korenic was arrested Tuesday and spent a night in jail before...
  • Woman arrested for stealing a D.C. police officers french fries

    09/12/2016 5:31:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/9/2016 | Carlos Osorio
    A Maryland woman was arrested for theft Wednesday after allegedly stealing three french fries from a D.C. police officer, police said. About 9:40 p.m., a D.C. police officer was eating in a restaurant at 1110 U St. NW when a 26-year-old woman approached him and ate one of his french fries, a D.C. police spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings, the woman continued to eat the french fries, police said. She was arrested for second-degree theft. As a police report explained: “The listed offender appropriated the listed property without the consent of the listed complainant.” The report also listed the stolen...
  • Woman arrested after feasting on big meal, then saying she has no money to pay

    09/01/2016 8:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jessica De Leon
    A Bradenton woman ordered and feasted on a steak dinner and chocolate cake, but when the bill came she refused to pay, stating she had no money, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.Ana Bulovic, 28, decided to treat herself at Codys Roadhouse in Bradenton Monday afternoon, even though she knew she didnt have any money to pay the bill, according to an arrest report. The feast, which totaled $43.58, ended with her getting arrested and charged with petit theft. She is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $120 bond. When Bulovic was presented her tab at...
  • Key House Republican to Unveil Sales Tax Plan for Purchases Across State Lines

    08/25/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A top House Republican [Bob Goodlatte (RINO, Va.)] will release a new proposal in coming days that attempts to resolve the long-running dispute among retailers, state governments and online retailers over how to tax purchases made across state lines. ... sales would be taxed according to the tax base of the retailer and a single tax rate chosen by the consumers state, a Judiciary Committee aide said. So, for example, an Ohio company shipping a pair of pants to Maryland would use Ohios rules for taxing clothing and Marylands tax rate. Currently, that seller only collects taxes on the sale...
  • Couple feels targeted after Trump signs repeatedly stolen

    08/21/2016 2:04:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Aiuiuig 20, 2016 | Cameron Miculka
    In the more than 30 years Sandy Gray and her husband Rob Biggerstaff have lived in North Kohala, theyve never had trouble feeling safe at home. I have never felt any kind of anxiety or fear or anything, and weve lived here all these years, Gray said. The couple moved to the Big Island in 1984 from Houston, in part to get away from the poor air quality there and also in hope of finding a place to grow their own food. They found what they were looking for in Hawi. It was wonderful compared to what it was like...
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation

    08/21/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation Published on Mar 20, 2015 Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation (March 20, 2015)
  • Governor Palin: Here Is What Quietly Happened On January 1, 2015

    08/08/2016 12:19:15 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 34 replies ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Sarah Palin
  • Astonishing footage shows how brazen Rio thieves target unsuspecting tourists in broad daylight

    Brazen thieves have no fear as they snatch bags and phones from pedestrians wandering through the streets of the Olympic city. Rampant theft in broad daylight ..., sheer animals
  • Hunting knives stolen from Dollar Paradise in Cleveland, police report

    07/27/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | FAITH BOONE
    CLEVELAND - Police have asked the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who stole $350 worth of hunting knives from a Dollar Paradise store. Authorities said the incident happened on May 2 at the Dollar Paradise store located at 3230 West 65th Street. The man allegedly took an entire display of hunting knives.
  • Arrest of drunken cyclist leads to discovery of likely stolen beets

    07/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Nina Corfu
    A senior in Truro, N.S., is thanking police after an officer recovered a bag of beets from an intoxicated cyclist which may have been stolen from her community garden plot. Olga McCabe-Cain said she arrived at the King Street community garden on the site of the former St. Mary's Elementary School in Truro at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, only to discover that a number of her beet plants were missing. "It was so disappointing," McCabe-Cain said. "They cleaned the row right out nicely even padded it over and left one bunch of beets at the end." She...
  • How the hunt for D.B. Cooper made an aging Vietnam veteran the target of TV sleuths

    07/27/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    W Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Ian Shapira
    They were certain they knew the identity of the long-missing hijacker known as D.B. Cooper, and now the self-appointed investigators wanted their man to turn himself in to the FBI and sign over his life rights for a book and movie project... Rackstraw watched the documentary, he said in an interview. He watched himself being ambushed. He watched the man whose son found the ransom money along the Columbia River deny that it had been planted there. He watched a Northwest Orient flight attendant examine an old photo of him and his decades-old NBC interview and repeatedly say she didnt...
  • Buddhist monk imprisoned for gambling $263,000 in temple cash

    07/26/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/16 | Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune
    A Buddhist monk living in Lafayette was sentenced Monday (July 25) to 30 months in prison for taking more than $263,463 from his own temple to gamble at a casino. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter handed down the penalty on Khang Nguyen Le, 36, a Vietnamese citizen who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Walter, whom President Ronald Reagan appointed to the Western District court, also ordered Le to pay full restitution. Le might also face deportation to Vietnam after release from prison, authorities said. From 2010 to October 2014, Le was president, presiding monk and resident of the temple...
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Federal Court... Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results (Update)

    07/11/2016 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Donald J ^ | July 11, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Federal Court Sides With Grassroots Activists: RNC Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results Delegates Remain Committed to Donald J. Trump; Anti-Trump Effort Dealt Crippling Blow (New York) July 11, 2016 Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne today ruled in favor of Trump campaign delegates who had argued in line with overwhelming public opinion that RNC delegates must follow election results and that delegates cannot be stolen at the national convention. Delegate Beau Correll, Jr., had brought the suit against the Commonwealth of Virginia hoping to reject the will of the voters, but was soundly...
  • Federal Court Blocks Virgina Delegate Rule (PDF)

    07/11/2016 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 192 replies
    "For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll'sfavor on Counts I and II and the Commonwealth will be permanently enjoined from enforcing Va.Code 24.2-545(0)." Federal Court just UNBOUND the delegates for Virgina.
  • Cameras Catch break in at Whistleblower's law firm

    07/07/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 114 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | July 7,2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • Pokemon Go Warning from O'Fallon Missouri Police

    07/10/2016 1:38:12 PM PDT · by kingu · 16 replies
    UPDATE INFORMATION BELOW-This morning at approximately 2 am we responded to the report of an Armed Robbery near the intersection of Highway K and Feise Road. We were able to locate four suspects occupying a black BMW a short time later and recover a handgun. These suspects are suspected of multiple Armed Robberies both in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smart phone application. Many of you have heard of Pokemon Go, but for those that have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you...
  • Issa: FBI "Has No Choice"; Must Indict Clinton

    07/03/2016 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 130 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The FBI "really has no choice" but to recommend an indictment against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif., shown). His statement echoes Tom DeLay's claim last week that the FBI is "ready to indict." While much of the focus has been on the fact that Clinton passed classified information over an unsecured server, Issa pointed out that, as bad as that is, there is more to it: These are documents that are not only highly classified, but she took them from government. Let's not forget when she left government, she...
  • Woman Says Man Stole Car in Less Than 30 Seconds

    07/02/2016 11:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jul 1, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    Kimberly King 1996 Honda Accord was stolen on early Friday morning.A man allegedly stole a car approximately 30 seconds in a Clairemont neighborhood and the entire theft was caught on video. Kimberly King spoke exclusively to NBC 7 about the bizarre theft that left her rattled. On Friday morning around 8:40 a.m., a man walked up to Kings 1996 Honda Accord parked on the street on the 3900 block of Mount Albertine Ave. in Clairemont. Surveillance video shows the man jiggling with the lock of the car, opening the door and then driving off down the street. Almost like he...
  • Stock Market manipulation

    06/25/2016 6:53:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Financial News | 25 June 2016 | MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    The stock market dropped 611 points Fridy SUPPOSEDLY because of the British exit vote on the European Union. Also, European and Asian markets dropped. Was there a reason for the markets to react that way? No. That vote did not change anything consequential. Big money boys behind the scenes already knew what was going to happen (it was no suprise to them - they have accurate research teams) and shorted what they needed to short. The fact that someone behind the scenes is pulling the trigger on nothing events means someone needs to go to prison for causing peoples' stock...
  • Man tries to steal AK-47 by stuffing it in his pants

    06/23/2016 8:54:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/23/2016 | C Bailey
    A man named Marlon Paul Alarez goes into a Florida pawn shop in broad daylight and attempts to steal an AK-47 by stuffing it down his pants. Not exactly smart by any standards. This was captured by the store CCTV camera. In the video, you can hear the judge run through his dumb plan and question the young mans efforts. This is a prime of example of how far criminals and murderers will go to get their hands on weapons. Taking guns away from responsible citizens to protect themselves will only cause more harm to our society and the people...
  • Seven public servants indicted for Food Stamp fraud

    06/23/2016 5:33:27 AM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    It made barely a ripple in the national last week when initially reported, but 5 state workers in Delaware were indicted for Food Stamp fraud totaling nearly a million dollars. An official statement from the Delaware state government reported on June 14: Attorney General Matt Denn announced today the arrests and indictments of seven former state of Delaware employees for theft of federal money. All seven were employed by the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and were responsible for issuing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, and three previous arrests were also related to the same investigation. Two of...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies.
  • FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In at San Francisco's Alamo Square: Police

    05/31/2016 12:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michelle Roberts
    Police say the FBI agent's 40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said. San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said the FBI agent reported his vehicle was broken into on Hayes and Pierce streets between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Manfredi said the FBI agent's .40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. Police did not have any details about possible suspects, and no other information was immediately available. Neighbors who live near the...
  • Street Vendor Locates Criminal Protester Who Torched His Trump T-Shirts in NM (AKA "Trashy Chelsea")

    05/26/2016 11:39:50 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-26-2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday night, my employees were selling merch at the Trump rally in Albuquerque. My manager, Greg, called me panicked due to the violence at the rally. He told me that a couple protesters grabbed stacks of t-shirts from two tables and lit them on fire. Greg ran up to a couple police officers but they REFUSED to do anything. I just happened to be reading a news article online and located the person who stole the t-shirts and burned them. Chelsea Rae Gray a.k.a. Trashy Chelsea, a self-styled celebrity, bragged to a reporter in an AP STORY that she...
  • Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

    05/23/2016 5:43:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-23-16 | BBC
    Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; 8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which unlike most in Japan accept foreign cards. South Africa's Standard Bank estimated its total losses at $19.25m.
  • San Francisco Woman's Honda Stolen Four Times Keeps Coming Back

    05/20/2016 8:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/20 | LiLi Tan
    The Bay Area has one of the nations highest rates of car thefts, according to the FBI.Her friends jokingly call it Boomerang. Maika Nicholsons car has been stolen four times, but has also returned four times. I always come out to make sure its there because often times its not, Nicholson said, about her 97 Honda Civic. Its been stolen in San Francisco three times and probably been broken into three or four times, I would say I cant even keep count anymore. This week, her car came back for the fourth time. San Francisco Police found it less...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Campaign Accused of Mass Cheating in Kentucky Primary 4,000 Votes Scratched

    05/20/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Hoft via Jim Hoft
    According to several reports the Hillary Clinton Campaign cheated in order to give her the win in Kentucky. In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased. The Pike County Clerks office told local Kentucky station WKYT there were issues with one of their card readers which caused a delay in the numbers and as a result, the AP then erased Sanders votes, pushing Hillary to the lead by over 4,000 votes.
  • Judge Blocks Restitution to Innocent Man [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Guillermo Espinoza's efforts to retrieve $19,894 seized by Arkansas State Police were brought to an abrupt halt by Judge Chris Williams. State prosecutors asked that the money be returned to Espinoza since no criminal charges were being pursued against him. Williams rejected this request on the grounds that Espinoza had missed the 10-day deadline for filing the papers to initiate restitution. As Williams sees it, "the rules on civil forfeiture are clearly spelled out in statute. Whether or not Mr. Espinoza was or wasn't engaged in any illegal activity is irrelevant. Arkansas law gives the government the right to seize...
  • Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky

    05/17/2016 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 17, 2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    We are calling the Kentucky primary for Hillary Clinton, with 88% in.
  • Paramedic stole James Gandolfinis Rolex as he lay dying

    05/17/2016 9:58:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    A paramedic has been accused of swiping James Gandolfinis $3,000 Rolex as he laid dying from a massive heart attack. Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, allegedly stole the Submariner watch from The Sopranos star after he collapsed in the Boscolo Luxury Hotel Exedra in Rome during a family trip in June 2013, according to NBC News. He was rushing Gandolfini to the hospital that night when the timepiece disappeared, though it is unclear if it vanished from his hotel room or while the actor was wearing it
  • Illinois Senate Democrats plan to introduce a school funding bill(PASS SEN)

    05/11/2016 7:52:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    chicago.suntimes ^ | 04/05/16 | tIna Sfondeles
    Currently, some schools in Illinois are able to spend as much as $30,000 per student, while others can only afford the $6,119 foundation level.
  • Les Miserables Redux: Italian court rules that stealing food if you're poor and hungry not a crime

    05/04/2016 8:27:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2016 | Rick Moran
    This is an interesting ruling, especially the justification used by the Italian high court to throw out the conviction of a homeless man who stole about $7 worth of food from a grocery store. BBC: Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket. Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food "in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment", the court of cassation decided. Therefore it was not a crime, it said. A fellow customer informed the store's security...
  • McDonalds customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonalds customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • Ted Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

    04/16/2016 3:22:24 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 406 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/16 | Dan Berman
    It's a Ted Cruz sweep in Wyoming. Cruz won 14 of 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs at the Wyoming state convention here Saturday. The crowd here was clearly in Cruz's corner, as the Texas senator was the only candidate to make the trip to Casper -- ahead of a major snowstorm -- and Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak for Trump, previously canceled.
  • Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?

    04/13/2016 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 58 replies
    The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) ^ | 4-12-2016 | Mike Riopell
    A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The plan from Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is aimed at gasoline tax revenues that have fallen as drivers have bought more fuel-efficient cars. Cullerton says cars that get better mileage still create the same wear on roads, so the state needs to find a better way to collect taxes and pay for those repairs. "If all the cars were electric, there would be no money for the roads," Cullerton said. Drivers,...
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 6:34:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Apr 16 | Kennth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the partys convention in July. But the...
  • Warhols stolen from Missouri museum; FBI offers reward for information

    04/11/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dani Cardona
    (Reuters) The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday offered up to $25,000 as a reward for information on seven Andy Warhol paintings stolen from a Missouri art museum last week. The Campbell Soup paintings, part of a set of 10 worth $500,000, were taken from the Springfield Art Museum, in Springfield, after a break-in during the early hours of April 7, the FBI said.
  • Bill meant to redirect highway money to state general fund

    04/10/2016 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KSNT ^ | April 10, 2016 | Chris Arnold
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) A statewide, month long initiative to put the clamps on a Senate bill is underway. Senate Bill 463 is aimed at redirecting highway money to the state general fund. This weekend, the Kansas Contractors Association is running ads targeting lawmakers to get them to just say no. Its called Detour Greenlight and its pointed to 24 legislators they believe detour, or normally vote against protecting road and bridge funding. It also names some who they say are for strong spending on roads. To redirect the little bit of sales tax that goes into the pot to...