The Blade …Gets an Orange Jumpsuit

One of the things I’ve always admired about Wesley Snipes is the guy knows how to pick a sharp suit. He is definately one of the better dressed black stars. If you appreciate the quality of bespoke threads, Wesley is a great example of wearing the suit maker’s art (when he’ s not wearing what I call Hollywood trash)

Wesley Snipes

Get beyond the sharp rags, and the guy seems to be a train wreck. (and whoever picks the monochrome ties and shirts – needs to be sliced and diced with the Blade’s sword!)

Appeals court upholds Wesley Snipes’ sentence

A federal appeals court has denied actor Wesley Snipes’ claim that his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion was “unreasonable.”

A panel of judges in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Snipes’ 2008 sentencing on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns.

“The district court acted well within its considerable discretion in sentencing Snipes to thirty-six months in prison,” the judges said. Continue reading

Orange Jumpsuit Award…Kwame Kilpatrick

What do you award a guy who already has a monogrammed, bespoke, Orange Jumpsuit?

Ex Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick mulls a long stay in Prison

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted by feds on 19 mail fraud, tax counts

Kwame Kilpatrick illegally used the nonprofit Kilpatrick Civic Fund like a piggy bank to pay for crisis consultants, a Cadillac, trips — even summer camp for his kids — a federal grand jury said Wednesday, charging the former mayor with 19 counts of fraud and tax evasion.

The indictment comes seven years after Internal Revenue Service and FBI agents began looking into the fund in the wake of a Free Press report that a homeless shelter operator gave the fund $50,000 during Kilpatrick’s first run for mayor in 2001. The newspaper reported that Kilpatrick then wrote a letter recommending the shelter receive a multimillion-dollar public contract.

Despite Kilpatrick’s repeated claims to the contrary, the indictment says he used fund money for campaign and personal expenses, ranging from polling to yoga and golf lessons to college tuition for relatives.

Prosecutors contend he failed to report more than $640,000 in taxable income while mayor that he received in the form of cash, flights on private jets and perks paid for out of the civic fund.

“This indictment sends a clear message that those who make up their own rules based on fraud and deceit will be prosecuted,” said Maurice Aouate, head of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division in Detroit.

The indictment did not include public corruption charges, a point Kilpatrick spokesman Mike Paul seized upon.

He called speculation that the former mayor was involved in bribery schemes “lies from the pit of hell!”

“The FBI found nothing remotely close to that in their investigation because it never happened! This investigation puts an end to the ridiculous rumors that the mayor was personally involved with corruption, payoffs and bribes.”

Two questions behind this prosecution -

1) Why aren’t the Feds convicting Republican David Vitter for “Ho’ Fraud” – using federal money to pay for prostitutes? Or whatever happened to the criminal prosecution of Tom Delay?

2) What do you award a guy who already has an Orange Jumpsuit with his name on it?

The First Ever, BTx3 Orange Bootie Award to match that Orange Jumpsuit! With the Very Masculine Harley-Davison Logo... So the other Prisoners don't get the wrong idea!

Orange Jumpsuit Update – ACORN Pimp Cops a Plea Bargain

Looks like the anticipated “special justice” for white boys is playing out.

BTx3 things these scumbags each ought to be spending a couple of years in the general population of a Federal Penitentiary getting “acculturated” to the real world. What this means is you get less time for the “organized crime” of breaking into a federal office and tapping the phones…

Than for a gram of crack.

O’Keefe, others plan to plead guilty

The Abercrombie and Fitch Model Orange Jumpsuit for Mr O'Keefe

The four men arrested in January for their stunt to embarrass staffers in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) are prepared to plead guilty, legal sources say, in return for reduced charges. Federal prosecutors today filed misdemeanor charges against the four. James O’Keefe, who became a media sensation last year for his videos involving ACORN employees, and three others were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses. Two of them went to her office pretending to be telephone repairmen. The charges said all four were in on the plan.

Because the charge is a misdemeanor — and not a felony — the maximum sentence is six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The government dropped its earlier, more serious, charges of tampering with government phone lines.

Federal authorities initially accused the four of trying to tamper with Landrieu’s phones, but the new filing merely says they planned to pretend to test the phone system.

The FBI said O’Keefe, 25, of New Jersey, used his cell phone to try to capture video of two other men who posed as telephone repairmen and asked to see the phones at Landrieu’s office. The fourth allegedly waited outside in a car with a listening device.

The two suspects who posed as repairmen — Basel and Flanagan, both 24 — wore white hard hats, tool belts and fluorescent vests. One of them had a camera hidden in his helmet.

Flanagan, of New Orleans, is the son of the acting U.S. Attorney based in Shreveport. Basel, of Minnesota, and Stan Dai, 24, of the Washington, D.C. area, also were arrested.

The four suspects originally were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Plaxico Burress and Caster Semenya

Seems to be a slow news day so far, with everyone exhausted by the Town Hall loonie-toons. So following up on Usain Bolt’s amazing performance, a quick roundup, proving that the world of athletics can be just as crazy as politics.

First up – The case of Plaxico Burress -

Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress

Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.

Now, I gotta believe Plaxico’s case is some kind of first. I mean – how many black men have every been convicted…

For shooting themselves?

I mean – in some parts of this country the Police would probably give the guy a medal…

For saving them ammunition.

Fortunately for Plaxico, he was carrying his piece in a hip or side holster, instead of a belly holster. And yeah, this is one of those questions similar to a bespoke tailor asking you “On which side do you dress?”

The belly holster, favored by conservative gun crazies in that it keeps their two most treasured possessions in close proximity, has a drawback…

At my gun club it’s called a “Hillbilly Vasectomy”. Continue reading

Michael Vick Finishes Sentence, Next Stop NFL?

We must be living in a “Post-Racial” America when a black man serves more time for killing a dog…

Than having sex with a white woman.

He has served his time. Time to let him go back to his profession.

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