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  • Rashida Tlaib Comes Out for Jim Crow-Style Laws, Arrests of Her Political Foes

    10/07/2019 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    Wait long enough, and everything comes around again. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), one of the wokest womyn in the world, has this week blazed bold new trails by calling for the revival of not one, but two tried-and-true practices that have inexplicably fallen into neglect in American politics: Jim Crow segregation laws and the arrest of one’s political opponents. This brave leader said in a Detroit speech that if Trump Cabinet members failed to comply with congressional subpoenas, “they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do...
  • Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

    06/18/2019 8:37:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | June 18, 2019 | William K. Rashbaum & Katie Benner
    Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York. And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in,...
  • Deep State: First, the attempted coup. Now, the political prisoner ...

    06/06/2019 10:22:49 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Most people don't quite know what to make of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's alarm about Manhattan prosecutors' decision to throw President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, into Rikers Island prison. It was an unprecedented move. Yet she's hardly a supporter of people connected to President Trump - she actually wants the president impeached. But she's right about what she's reading:
  • Indonesian Governor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Blaspheming Islam

    05/09/2017 6:50:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The Christian governor of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for committing blasphemy against Islam. While running for governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as “Ahok,” said his opponents were inaccurately citing the Quran to say voters cannot vote for a non-Muslim. Despite trying to make Islam seem like a more tolerant religion, Purnama’s comments were reportedly edited and shared in a video that caused mass protest and outrage from the Islamic community. On Nov. 2016, at least 200,000 Islamic protesters took to the streets of Jakarta and demanded Purnama be thrown in jail...
  • Jewish Travelers Separated, Removed from British-based EasyJet Airline in Barcelona

    05/09/2016 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 8, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    A group of Jewish families that included elderly people, pregnant women and children were taken off an EasyJet passenger plane in Barcelona waiting to depart for Paris, according to a report on the European Jewish Press. One of the passengers, a Holocaust survivor, said the behavior of police who came to take the travelers off the flight was similar to that of the German Nazi SS police during World War II. The families were removed after the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for more than two hours, waiting for departure. Many of the Jewish men were wearing kippahs,...
  • Fidel Castro raped my teen-age daughter

    05/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    cuban-exile.com ^ | 5/2013 orig 1960
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fidel Castro Raped My Teen-Age Daughter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIAL MAY, 1960 p. 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Am American Mother's Terrifying Story– "FIDEL CASTRO RAPED MY TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER" Lured to Cuban by Castro, Marita Lorenz, 18, was kidnapped [kidnaped], raped and then cruelly aborted! Page 19 By: Alice J. Lorenz [photo caption] Fidel Castro, Cuba's popular hero gives a victory salute to people. "NO, FIDEL! NO. Don't let them kill our baby–don't let them kill our baby!" My daughter, Marita, white-faced and sobbing, cried uncontrollably into her pillow at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, on January 20, 1960. She was in a semicoma, emerging...
  • After $1.25M for wrongful imprisonment, Alan Crotzer now faces attempted murder charge

    08/01/2012 7:35:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jodie Tillman and Steve Bousquet
    Tallahassee police arrested Crotzer on an attempted murder charge after they say he shot into a car he was driving alongside, wounding Antoine Davis in his arm and leg. According to police, the men had been arguing over a CD.
  • Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days (Video)

    12/11/2011 9:31:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/16/11 | CSPAN
    As soon as December 13, the President will sign NDAA Section 1031 into law, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or trial. The bill that passed Congress absolutely DOES NOT exempt citizens. The text of Section 1031 reads, "A covered person under this section" includes "any person who has committed a belligerent act". We only have to be ACCUSED, because we don't get a trial. - Confusingly, Obama threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. He has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment -- in fact,...
  • Criminal proceedings against kidnapper of schoolgirl Jaycee Lee Dugard halted

    09/25/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Criminal proceedings against the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard have been sensationally halted because of concerns about his mental state. Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister made the decision yesterday after a short pre-trial hearing for Phillip Garrido. Phimister said he had concerns about Garrido's mental competency to participate in his defence. He is facing 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of Dugard
  • Too many laws, too many prisoners

    07/23/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by jpl · 53 replies
    The Economist ^ | Thursday, July 22, 2010 | The Economist
    Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little THREE pickup trucks pulled up outside George Norris’s home in Spring, Texas. Six armed police in flak jackets jumped out. Thinking they must have come to the wrong place, Mr Norris opened his front door, and was startled to be shoved against a wall and frisked for weapons. He was forced into a chair for four hours while officers ransacked his house. They pulled out drawers, rifled through papers, dumped things on the floor and eventually loaded 37 boxes of Mr Norris’s possessions onto their pickups....
  • Ring returned to Vietnam POW 44 years after imprisonment

    11/12/2009 5:04:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 803+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | John Ingle
    11/12/2009 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- With the traditional "I do's" and exchange of wedding bands some 54 years ago on Oct. 1, 1955, James and Phyllis Hivner began their life's journey together which, like many young couples, began with not knowing what the future held. That journey was rocked 10 years later, almost to the day, when then-Capt. James Hivner and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Thomas Barrett, were shot down Oct. 5, 1965, in their F-4C Phantom fighter-bomber over North Vietnam. About 10 minutes after ejecting from the wounded aircraft, the pair was captured by North...
  • California to permit conjugal visits for gay inmates

    06/03/2007 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 674+ views
    International Herald-Tribune ^ | June 3, 2007 | Jesse McKinley
    SAN FRANCISCO: Gay and lesbian prisoners in California will be allowed overnight visits with their partners under a new prison policy, believed to be the first time a U.S. state has allowed same-sex conjugal stays. The policy comes more than two years after a 2003 California law provided equal rights for registered domestic partners in the state, including those of the same sex and nonmarried heterosexuals. Gay and civil rights groups had threatened to sue to permit the conjugal visits in prisons. "It's a little troubling that a state agency had to be threatened with legal action to obey state...
  • 'Imprisonment has left me a wreak,' [sic] says Muslim cleric

    02/12/2007 4:13:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 690+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/07
    A Muslim cleric freed from prison in Egypt on Sunday four years after he was grabbed in a Milan street in a suspected CIA kidnapping says the ordeal had made him a wreck. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, has alleged that Egyptian guards tortured him with electric shocks, beatings, rape threats and genital abuse. He said after his release he had no plans to return to his former home in Italy to give evidence, as a judge considers indicting 26 Americans on charges related to the kidnapping. "I've been reduced to a wreck of a human...
  • Boy freed after three years locked in room by parents

    10/14/2006 2:00:35 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 44 replies · 1,409+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | October 14, 2006 | RON WORD
    POLICE revealed yesterday that a nine-year-old boy freed from his home in Florida earlier this week had spent most of the past three years locked in his bedroom, watched by his father on surveillance cameras that tracked his every move.His father, Randall Warren Piercy, 41, claimed the strict living conditions were in his son's best interest, said police, who charged the man with malicious punishment and child abuse. "[The boy] was just wide-eyed, and so excited we were there," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Lt Annie Smith. "We told him to put his shoes and socks on to go outside. He said,...
  • Korea not a Terrorist-Free Zone: Lawmaker(on-going infiltrations)

    09/20/2006 6:07:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/19/06
    Korea not a Terrorist-Free Zone: Lawmaker A number of suspected Islamist extremists have turned up in Korea over the past few years, it emerged Tuesday. According to a report on terrorist activities by the National Intelligence Service submitted to Uri Party Lawmaker Won Hye-young, one foreigner who was allegedly in contact with violent Islamist organizations in the former Soviet Union entered the country on a fake passport in November 2002 and worked for a small firm here before being rumbled and deported. Nizar Nawar, the principal perpetrator of an April, 2002 suicide bombing at a synagogue in Tunisia, also lived...
  • Human Rights in China

    07/20/2006 12:48:28 AM PDT · by John Carey · 4 replies · 365+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2006 | JOSEPH KAHN
    BEIJING, July 19 — Only a few years ago, Chen Guangcheng, a blind man who taught himself the law, was hailed as a champion of peasant rights who symbolized China’s growing embrace of legal norms. Mr. Chen helped other people with disabilities avoid illegal fees and taxes. He forced a paper mill to stop spewing toxic chemicals into his village’s river. The authorities in his home province, Shandong, considered him a propaganda coup and broadcast clips from his wedding ceremony on television. All that changed last year, when he organized a rare class-action lawsuit against the local government for forcing...
  • Labor Leaders are Glad to See Hyundai's Chief in Jail

    06/07/2006 10:07:38 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 7 replies · 500+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 7, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Labor leaders in Korea are not disappointed to see Hyundai CEO, Chung Mong Koo, take a fall. What union leaders ( I hate unions ) hope for is that this will give Hyundai Motors a chance to make another leap forward because they will be out from under the 'emperor-like' rule of Chung. Hyundai is the world's number 7 auto-maker and Chung now owns 5.2% of it from jail. Though he owned such a small portion he had near absolute control and was even said to be a micro manager to the point of deciding what color the parts under...
  • Universal Christian Persecution

    12/21/2005 9:42:20 AM PST · by ConvienentCharade · 274+ views
    VOM Web Team ^ | December 20, 2005 | VOM
    Prayers for December 20, 2005 From The Voice of the Martyrs Pray for BELARUS BELARUS(ASSIST News Service) The lower house of the Belarusian National Assembly has passed a tough new security bill making "discrediting the Republic of Belarus' a criminal offence." Belarus' security forces (KGB) will have the power to act against those who commit "crimes against the state," e.g., by reporting repression and persecution. Last year the 600-strong New Life Church in Minsk was refused registration, and no one would rent premises to them. They purchased a cowshed where they started meeting and worshipping. The authorities then fined the...
  • Pot icon Tommy Chong makes movie of his imprisonment

    09/12/2005 4:36:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 375 replies · 3,311+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 9 10 05 | Cameron French
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Comedian Tommy Chong has spent almost three decades wringing laughs from cigar-sized joints and smoke-filled vans but now a nine-month jail term has turned him serious and revitalized his flagging career. Promoting his documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong" at the Toronto International Film Festival, he hopes the film will expose what he says is the U.S. government's heavy-handed dealing with marijuana offenders in the post-September 11 era. "The United States is under martial law, it's under dictatorship," the 67-year-old father of four said in an interview. The film chronicles the Canadian-born comedian's 2003 arrest and imprisonment for selling...
  • U.S. senators appeal to China's Hu to free scholar

    06/19/2005 4:53:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/16/05 | John Ruwitch
    U.S. senators appeal to China's Hu to free scholar Thu Jun 16, 2005 04:49 AM ET Chinese dissident Yang Jianli is seen in a photo taken in Boston in March 2002. Forty U.S. Senators have urged Chinese President Hu Jintao to free a scholar and permanent U.S. resident jailed in China on illegal entry and spying charges, saying his release would help Sino-U.S. relations. Yang Jianli, a veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, was arrested in 2002 after entering China on a friend's passport and traveling for a week on a fake identity card to observe large-scale labor unrest...