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Former Rep Corrine Brown Sentenced to 5 Years

The CBC’s Party Queen has met her just end….

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Corrine Brown sentenced to 5 years in federal prison

A federal judge in Jacksonville on Monday sentenced former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown to five years in federal prison after she was convicted last May on corruption charges for her role in using a scam charity to bilk donors and use the money for personal expenses, the Florida Times-Union reported.

The 71-year-old disgraced congresswoman’s chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, got 48 months in prison, while the founder of the charity, One Door for Education President Carla Wiley, received a 21-month sentence for her role.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan said Brown abused the public trust to carry out a criminal conspiracy, the newspaper reported.

“This is a sad day for everyone,” said Corrigan after sentencing Brown to prison. “I was impressed with all the outpouring of support for you, and I think it’s a tribute to all the work you’ve done over the years. That’s what makes this all the more tragic.”

“This was a crime born of entitlement and greed, committed to supporting a lifestyle that was beyond their means,” said Corrigan. “Just think of the good that could have been done with that money if it would have been used for its intended purpose.”

Brown was also given three years probation. Brown’s attorney says her client plans to file an appeal.

The prison sentence marks the end of a legendary figure in Florida politics.

In 1992, Brown, of Jacksonville, was the first African-American from Florida to be elected to Congress since Reconstruction. She was best known for her slogan “Corrine Delivers,” a nod to the fact that she had knack for securing federal funding for her district.

In the 2016 Democratic primary, she was defeated by former state Sen. Al Lawson. The corruption case haunted her on the campaign trail. Her loss was also attributed to the fact that she joined state Republicans in opposing changes to her 5th Congressional District, which became a national poster child for gerrymandering. For years, the district snaked from Orlando to Jacksonville, picking up pockets of black communities and cities along the way. The seat was politically good for Brown, but made the surrounding congressional districts whiter and more Republican-leaning.

After a lengthy court battle over the newly drawn seats, Brown’s congressional district was redrawn to stretch east-west from Jacksonville to the Tallahassee region. It’s still overwhelmingly Democratic, but Brown departed from near Democratic consensus to oppose the changes because it lowered the number of black voters in the seat.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Orange Jumsuit Politicians

 

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Former Congressional Black Caucus Cabaret Queen’s New Stylish Orange Jumpsuit

Former CBC Cabaret Queen Corrine Brown has been convicted of fraud and larceny in the stealing of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a fake charity she set up supposedly to provide scholarships to underprivileged black kids. She used the money to (what else) throw big parties.

Her next party attire will be the ever so stylish… Orange Jumpsuit.

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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been found guilty of siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charity that she and her chief of staff had passed off as a scholarship service for students. The Florida Democrat had faced 22 counts ranging from conspiracy to tax fraud; she was convicted of 18.

Of the more than $800,000 she and Elias “Ronnie” Simmons raised for One Door for Education, member station WJCT reports that just $1,200 actually went where they told donors it would: students’ education. In roughly five years, prosecutors say, the charity distributed just two scholarships.

Prosecutors alleged — and on Thursday, the jury agreed — that Brown and Simmons pocketed the rest of the funds, using them for lavish events such as a golf tournament and luxury boxes for an NFL game and a Beyonce concert.

WJCT has more from the courtroom:

“Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tysen Duva and Eric Olshan painted Brown as an egotistical politician who lived beyond her means. Using bank records, checks, letters, emails and hundreds of other documents, prosecutors made the case Brown directed the deposit of $37,000 of One Door cash into her account. They also claimed she was instrumental in planning nine events that cost the sham charity $330,000.”

Brown had argued that the fraud was entirely the doing of Simmons, who earlier pleaded guilty and testified against her. Brown didn’t speak after the verdict was rendered, but her attorney James Smith told reporters, “I still have a lot of work to do on this case,” referring to the sentencing phase and the motion he plans to file for a new trial.

WJCT’s Ryan Michael Benk reports the sentencing phase could take 90 days or longer for Brown, who left office earlier this year after losing her re-election bid in the district she had represented for nearly a quarter-century.

 

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More Chumph Confederate Racists Go to Jail

About a year ago in Douglasville, Ga a bunch of Trumpazoid confederate flag waiving scum decided they were going to tell the world that “the flag” wasn’t about racism, it was about “pride”.

Nothing says “pride” more than crashing a child’s birthday party, calling her racist names, and pulling a gun on her.

Racist Assault At A Child’s Birthday Party Yields Long Prison Terms In Georgia

A Georgia judge has sentenced Kayla Norton, 25, and Jose “Joe” Torres, 26, to spend a combined 19 years in prison for their role in a group’s racist rampage at an 8-year-old’s birthday party — an assault that included shouting racial slurs, making armed threats and waving Confederate battle flags.

“I’m so sorry that happened to you,” Norton told the family that endured the assault, weeping in the courtroom at Monday’s sentencing. “I am so sorry.”

After telling the court that she accepted responsibility for her actions, Norton turned to the area of the courtroom where families who attended the birthday party were seated.

“But I want you all to know that that is not me,” Norton told them. “That is not me.”

Norton and Torres, who are not married, have three children together. Prosecutors say they were part of a gang of white supremacists who targeted African-Americans with racist taunts and threatened to murder minorities.

In court Monday, both Norton and Torres sat hunched over and crying after Superior Court Judge William “Beau” McClain handed down his sentence: 13 years in prison and seven years’ probation for Torres, and six years in prison with nine years’ probation for Norton. Both of them are also banished from Douglas County, McClain said.

The sentencing comes weeks after a jury found Torres and Norton guilty of making terroristic threats and violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. The jury also convicted Torres of aggravated assault. Although Georgia doesn’t have a law specifying a hate crime, that’s the term both McClain and District Attorney Brian Fortner used to describe the group’s behavior.

The assault occurred in July 2015, one month after a racist gunman killed nine worshippers at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. Prosecutors say Norton, Torres and other members of a group that called itself “Respect the Flag” went on an alcohol-fueled racist spree in Douglas and Paulding counties, west of Atlanta.

With Confederate battle flags affixed to the beds of their pickup trucks, the group gathered for a ride that was purportedly meant to celebrate the flag’s heritage.

“However, Paulding County 911 began immediately receiving calls that members associated with this group were threatening African American citizens at various locations in Paulding County and hurling numerous racial slurs in the process as well,” according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

After threatening black motorists, the group headed to Douglasville, where they happened upon an outdoor birthday party that included a cookout and bouncy castle.

“Victims and witnesses from the party, who were predominantly African-American, testified to observing the group of trucks whose passengers were hurling a litany of racial slurs at them as they passed by,” prosecutors said.

Several members of the group — some of whom are now serving prison terms of their own — got out of their trucks and approached the partygoers, threatening to kill them all. According to their fellow defendants and witnesses, it was Norton who retrieved Torres’ shotgun — a tactical 12-gauge with a pistol grip — and loaded it before giving it to him.

Cellphone footage from the party shows police attempting to form a barrier in front of the families as the trucks drove off.

During his trial, Torres told the court he was carrying the shotgun for this own defense. But he then acknowledged lying to police about the gun — and to selling the weapon before he was arrested.

Months after the attack, the “Respect the Flag” group was indicted as a street gang by a Douglas County grand jury.

“They recognized that it was not about flying a flag but it was about pointing a shotgun at other people and threatening to kill them because of the color of their skin,” Fortner said Monday.

Testifying for the victims at Monday’s sentencing, Hyesha Bryant, who attended the party, said she forgave the couple.

“I never thought this would be something I’d have to endure in 2017,” Bryant said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “As adults and parents, we have to instill in our children the values of right and wrong. That moment you had to choose to leave, you stayed.”

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Chaka Fattah…Ten Years in the Pokey

Depressing to see Chaka Fattah get 10 years, for what a white Republican would get 5 years, with all but 2 weeks suspended…and a hand slap.

Doesn’t mean I am unhappy to see him convicted, and sentenced for a long term, as his fraud hurt the community he represented, and amateurish even by the pathetic standard of the US House. Enjoy your next few years in Club Fed!

 

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 21.

Former Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.) was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Philadelphia.

Fattah, 60, served 22 years in Congress before losing a Democratic primary in April.

Fattah was convicted in June on a number of federal corruption charges, including bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements. The long-running criminal scheme was related to paying back a loan from Fattah’s unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007.

The Pennsylvania Democrat’s son, Chaka Fattah Jr., is already in prison on bank and tax fraud charges. The younger Fattah is serving a five-year sentence.

“Those in high places will certainly know what happens in this courtroom today,” said U.S. District Judge Harvery Bartle, III, as he sentenced Fattah, according to WPVI, a Philadelphia TV station.

Bartle noted that Fattah and his wife, a TV news anchor, made more than $500,000 in combined income, placing them in the top 1 percent of Americans.

“While you have done much good, you also engaged in grave and widespread criminal activity,” Bartle added. “You abused your trust, time and time again.”

Fattah told Bartle that he had helped “tens of millions of people” during his time in office, despite the crimes he’d been convicted of committing.

“I’ve helped tens of millions of people,” Fattah said. “[That] has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve been found on the wrong side of these questions by a jury.”

While it was one the harshest sentences ever handed out to a one-time member of Congress, federal prosecutors had asked for a longer term behind bars. The Justice Department wanted Fattah incarcerated for 17 to 21 years.

Fattah was a former state lawmaker and Philadelphia official who was elected to Congress in 1994. He won a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he was able to steer millions of dollars in earmarks back home.

Yet despite his safe congressional seat, Fattah always wanted to be a power player back home in Philadelphia, where he was born, and it was this desire that ultimately led to his downfall and federal conviction.

Fattah’s criminal acts were part of a years-long scheme related to his unsuccessful bid to become mayor of Philadelphia. Fattah and several of his co-defendants, who include former campaign and congressional aides, obtained an illegal $1 million loan for him during the 2007 mayor’s race. Once he lost that race and faced a large debt, Fattah and his inner circle illegally used federal and charitable funds to help repay the loan. Fattah and the other co-conspirators submitted false billing statements to his mayoral campaign in order to keep the loan secret.

In addition, Fattah received bribes from Herbert Vederman, a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia who served as an aide to his mayoral campaign. Fattah used the money to pay personal expenses, including his taxes.

In return, Fattah reportedly pushed for an ambassadorial position for Vederman or for appointment to the U.S. Trade Commission, including hand-delivering a letter to President Barack Obama on the issue. Fattah also hired Vederman’s girlfriend in his Capitol Hill office.

The FBI spent years investigating Fattah, and it long looked as if he would escape federal indictment. But he was charged in 2015, and then convicted on all counts the following year.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Orange Jumsuit Politicians

 

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Trumpazoid Convicted of 10 Felony Election Frauds

Yet another Chumph boy arrested and convicted of a felony.

Adding evidence of why there is a high likelihood the election was hacked.

I hope he spends his 5 years in Gen Pop.

Michigan Trump staffer convicted on ten counts of felony election fraud

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A Grand Haven, Michigan man who worked on the Michigan Trump campaign was found guilty on ten counts of election fraud Wednesday for forging signatures on petition forms in 2012.

Grand Haven Tribune reports that self-described “political junkie” Brandon Hall faces up to five years in prison for signing other people’s names in support of 2012 judicial candidate Chris Houtaling.

The 27-year-old did not take the stand his defense, but Hall’s friend Zachary Savage told the court he and Hall forged the signatures as Houtaling drove them to drop off the petitions by the filing deadline. Savage and Houtaling have not been charged for the incident.

Hall’s case made it to the Michigan Supreme Court in June when the defense argued he should be charged with misdemeanors instead of felonies. The high court overturned the Michigan Court of Appeals, maintaining Hall’s felony charges.

In 2012, Hall was convicted for stealing from a school fundraiser where he serves on the Grand Haven school board. He ran earlier this year for the state House 89th District.

In a statement, Progress Michigan said Hall’s conviction is proof that former Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort should continue in Michigan.

“Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question, but his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges,” executive director Lonnie Scott said. “The fact that the Trump campaign and the Michigan Republican Party embraced Brandon Hall is just one more reason to recount and audit the vote in Michigan.”

 

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Wrongful Justice…Is No Justice At All

Yet another case of 5 black men convicted of a rape and murder they didn’t do…

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The Dixmoor 5 – In this case, 5 innocent teenagers (*Dixmoore Five*) were convicted of the rape and murder of 14-year-old Cateresa Matthews. DNA excluded all of them. The DNA found on and in this young girl belonged to Willie Randolph, a convicted rapist. In 2011, his DNA was matched to the DNA left at the crime scene, and he has yet to be charged with the murder of this innocent girl. He is a convicted sex offender, and is in prison for that a some other charges. Three were 14 and two were 16 when convicted (Sound familiar?)

The five men spent a collective 80 years in prison

The State knew 5 years ago that these men were innocent, and the identity of the real murderer…But did nothing. Losing a $40 million lawsuit to the 5 wrongly convicted in 2012, still didn’t move the state forward. Ain’t it funny how fast Justice can convict someone wrongly …But to correct an error takes years?

Sex offender to be charged in 1991 rape, murder of Illinois teen after men known as ‘Dixmoor Five’ had wrongly spent time in prison

A 58-year-old sex offender will be charged in the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl after men known as the “Dixmoor Five” had wrongly spent time in prison for the brutal crime.

Willie Randolph will appear in bond court on Thursday afternoon on charges of murder, kidnapping and predatory criminal sexual assault in the death of Dixmoor teen Cateresa Matthews. He is already serving a three-year sentence for drug possession in an Illinois state prison, but was to be released in a few weeks, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The “Dixmoor Five” reached a $40 million settlement with Illinois State Police two years ago after they were cleared of all charges in Cateresa’s death. They spent a decade or more in prison before DNA evidence pointed to Randolph, and not them.

The DNA evidence against Randolph was discovered five years ago, according to the Chicago Tribune, but authorities did not bring charges against the sex offender until now.

“I kept meeting with them and meeting with them, and they said they were investigating,” Cateresa’s mother Theresa Matthews told the Tribune on Wednesday. “They said, ‘We don’t have enough evidence.’ And I said, ‘What more do you need? You have the DNA.’ It just didn’t make any sense.”

Randolph had recently made statements in prison to incriminate himself, and he made them “with much bravado,” a law enforcement official told the newspaper.

Cateresa vanished late in 1991 after leaving her grandmother’s home, and her body was found three weeks later, according to the Tribune.

Registered sex offender Willie Randolph will be charged in the murder.

The real killer

 

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Obama Hating Trumpazoid…Busted for Welfare Fraud!

What goes round, comes round…When the Teabag hits the fan!

Tea Party diner owner who trashed ‘Dictator Obama’ on his menu busted for welfare fraud

Diner owner Michael P. Tassone recently pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of welfare payments (Syracuse Police)

A Diner owner in New York who became locally famous for trashing President Obama on his menus has pleaded guilty to, of all things, welfare fraud.Syracuse.com reports that Michael P. Tassone was sentenced last month to a one year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to defrauding the government out of more than $23,000 in welfare payments.

“It was Medicaid fraud,” explained Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Kasmarek. “They had failed to disclose income on their application. As a result they obtained Medicaid benefits they weren’t entitled to, from May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2011.”

Tassone was featured on Fox News earlier this year because his diner’s menu featured items such as the “Dictator Obama/NYS Special (King Cuomo),” which is a plate of eggs and toast that costs $3.59, plus an exorbitant “tax” of $27.99. Other menu items include the “The Anti-Michelle Obama Don’t Tell Me What To Eat Or Feed My Kids Burger,” and the restaurant itself is adorned with Tea Party “Don’t Tread On Me” flags. The menu also encourages patrons to lawfully carry weapons while in the diner.

It seems Tassone didn’t hate the government enough to not fraudulently try to acquire Medicare benefits, however, and he actually had a more serious felony welfare fraud charge dropped against him in exchange for his misdemeanor plea.

 
 

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Grim Sleeper Serial Killer, Convicted

Black serial killers are rarer than white. About 90% of serial killers in the US are white males. It is unclear whether that is because black killers tend to kill fellow blacks, and thus go unnoticed by the police…Or if there are sociological reasons. In this case, the killer, Lonnie Franklin probably killed dozens more than he was convicted for.

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Guilty For All 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ Killings Of Women

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. killed nine women and a teen girl in a Los Angeles crime spree dating back 30 years.

A former sanitation worker accused of being the “GrimSleeper“ serial killer was found guilty of murder on Thursday for the slayings of nine women and a teenage girl in a Los Angeles crime spree dating back 30 years.

The Superior Court jury reached its verdict on all 10 counts of murder against the defendant, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 63, after deliberating just over a day, capping a trial that stretched over more than 11 weeks.

Franklin, who could face the death penalty, also was convicted of attempted murder for an attack on an 11th victim who survived being shot, raped, pushed out of a car and left for dead in 1988.

Judge Kathleen Kennedy instructed jurors to return to the courtroom on May 12 for the start of the trial’s penalty phase.

Franklin, whose attorney sought to raise questions about DNA evidence presented during the trial, was convicted of fatally shooting or strangling seven victims between August 1985 and September 1988, and three others between March 2002 and January 2007.

The gap of more than 13 years between the two spates of murders earned the killer the “GrimSleeper“ moniker. Since his March 2011 indictment, police said they had gathered evidence linking Franklin to at least six more slayings, some of which took place during the previously presumed lapse in killings.

Franklin, who sat impassively in court as the verdicts were read on Thursday, has been in custody since his arrest in July 2010.

These are pictures of other possible victims of the “Grim Sleeper”

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2016 in American Genocide, Domestic terrorism

 

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Faux News Pundit Looking At 40 Years In Jail For Lying

Well, at least one Faux News pundit’s lies have caught up with him. And he is looking at 40 years in the Federal Pen, for lying about having worked for the CIA, and presenting himself to Faux viewers as an “expert” on National Security – supporting the right wing lie machine.

They should hang his ass for treason, along with the Faux News folks who had him on their shows. Typical of the folks Fox brings on as “analysts” and “experts”, this guy had a long criminal record.

Fox News Pundit Pleads Guilty To Faking CIA Ties

He faces up to 40 years in prison.

A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, federal prosecutors said.

Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, entered the plea in U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

The plea came in a hearing in which Simmons changed the not-guilty plea he had made in October.

“His fraud cost the government money, could have put American lives at risk, and was an insult to the real men and women of the intelligence community who provide tireless service to this country,” said Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Simmons had appeared on Fox News, the top-ranked U.S. cable television news network, as an unpaid guest analyst on terrorism since 2002.

A grand jury indicted him in October for portraying himself as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000.

Simmons pleaded guilty to charges of major fraud against the U.S. government, wire fraud and a firearms offense. He faces up to 40 years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 15.

Simmons admitted that he defrauded the government in 2008 when he got work as a team leader in an Army program, and again in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence adviser, the statement said.

He said he made similar false statements in a 2009 bid to get work with the State Department’s Worldwide Protective Service.

Simmons also admitted to defrauding an unidentified woman out of $125,000 in a bogus real estate investment. When he was arrested, Simmons illegally possessed two firearms, which he was barred from having because of prior felonies, including a state conviction and two federal firearms violations.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Faux News

 

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Pretend Cop Gets Manslaughter In Eric Harris Murder

Some justice served here, even if it wasn’t what he should have gotten for a sentence…

Tulsa pay-to-play reserve deputy Robert Bates found guilty of manslaughter

Tulsa County reserve sheriff's deputy Robert Bates appears on NBC's 'Today Show' on April 17, 2015.

Tulsa Rooter Tooter Pretend Cop, Robert Bates

The Oklahoma volunteer reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed suspect being subdued by regular deputies last year was found guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday by a jury that recommended he serve the maximum of four years in prison.

Prosecutors told jurors that Robert Bates, 74, an insurance executive who volunteered as a reserve sheriff’s deputy, deserved to be sent to prison for thrusting himself into the situation when there were several qualified deputies on the scene who could subdue the man.

It took the jury about three hours to reach a verdict.

Lawyers for Bates contended that he mistakenly thought he had a Taser in hand when he shot Eric Harris, 44, not realizing he had a pistol.

Bates is white and Harris was African-American. The shooting, captured on video, was one in a series that raised questions of racial bias in U.S. policing.

Harris was fleeing from deputies last April in Tulsa during a sting targeting illegal gun sales.

“You can expect human error,” defense lawyer Clark Brewster told the all-white jury. “It is not a mistake one goes to prison over.”

Prosecutor Kevin Gray told jurors in closing arguments that Bates made the decision to leave his car, join the deputies and draw a weapon on Harris, who was on the ground.

“People make mistakes all the time, but to equate the shooting of Eric Harris with that is absurd,” he said.

In a video seen previously in the media and played in court at the start of the trial a week ago, a Tulsa County deputy subdues Harris and a voice identified as Bates’ says, “Taser, Taser.”

A gunshot is then heard. A man Oklahoma authorities identified as Bates is heard saying “Oh, I shot him. I’m sorry.”

Harris is heard screaming, “He shot me. Oh my God.”

A deputy replies, telling Harris to “shut up,” and shouts a profanity at him.

Harris, who said in the video he was having trouble breathing, later died at a Tulsa hospital.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Egyptian Court Convicted 1 Year Old for Murder!

That’s right. The search for courts more dysfunctional than those in some parts of America is over!

Seems the little tyke was convicted of killing three people, carrying guns and firebombs, blocking a road with burning tires, and trying to damage government buildings.

One bad a** baby!

Egyptian Military Calls Toddler’s Life Sentence for Murder a Mistake

As alibis go, this one would seem to be airtight: Your honor, my client was only a year old at the time of the crime.

But it did not stop an Egyptian military court from convicting the accused, a boy now 3 ½, of killing three people, carrying guns and firebombs, blocking a road with burning tires, and trying to damage government buildings — and sentencing him to life in prison.

The verdict came last week in a mass trial of 107 people suspected of being members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and the charges stemmed from the protests, street clashes and police crackdowns in Egypt after the military overthrow of the elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands were jailed.

After an uproar over the conviction of the boy — Ahmed Mansour Qorani Sharara, who was never arrested — the military said that it was a case of mistaken identity, and that the authorities had actually meant to try a 16-year-old student with the same name. The teenager is on the run, the military added in a post on its official Facebook page.

But that, too, may be a mistake: Before the military statement, a police spokesman, Abu Bakr Abdel-Karim, said in a television interview that the wanted culprit was the toddler’s uncle, a 51-year-old man who has a similar name.

In an interview on Tuesday, Mr. Abdel-Karim said the reason for the mix-up remained unknown. “I don’t know why there is a contradiction between the statements,” he said. “I’m not the one responsible for communication with the army.”

A military spokesman, Mohammed Samir, refused to comment.

The case shed a stark light on the often dysfunctional Egyptian judiciary, which since 2013 has sentenced hundreds of people to death or to life in prison in mass trials on what human rights advocacy groups have called trumped-up charges. Ahmed’s conviction was for crimes allegedly committed by supporters of Mr. Morsi in January 2014.

The army’s announcements about the case of mistaken identity have not included any apology for the distress caused to the child’s family, which was evident in an appearance the boy and his father made on one ofEgypt’s most-watched talk shows.

“I swear I don’t want to upset anyone,” the father, Mansour Qorani Sharara, said through sobs as he held the boy and pleaded for help. “They told me they will take my child. No one will take my child.”

The show’s host, Wael el-Ibrashy, favored the ouster of Mr. Morsi and is a prominent supporter of the current government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. But he said despondently, “I don’t know how people are meant to believe in justice after they see this.”

Mr. Sharara’s wife, Hemat, called in to the show to say that the police came to the family home looking for her husband and child while Mr. Sharara was on the air. Mr. Sharara had already spent four months in prison because the authorities mistook him for his son.

Egypt maintains that its judiciary is independent, and the government routinely rejects all criticism of its judges or their verdicts. Even so, human rights groups say Egyptian judges comply with the government’s wishes.

Insulting the judiciary is a crime in Egypt, and many people have been convicted of the charge in recent years.

The judiciary came under fire this week after a Cairo court sentenced an author, Ahmed Nagy, to two years in prison for publishing an excerpt from his novel, which contained sexually explicit details and drug scenes, in a magazine.

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2016 in General, News

 

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Maryland Cop Who Put His Gun to Homeowner’s Head Sentenced to Prison

Imagine you have gone out with a friend to a restaurant or a ball game, and your friend drives. You get home, and your friend pulls the car in front of your house and you talk for a few minutes before exiting the car to go to your house. A Cop pulls up, and claims you are “illegally parked”, even though thee are no no-parking signs on the street – and you are still in the car with the engine running. You explain to the Cop that this is your house, show him your ID and get out to go home, when the Cop pulls out his gun, and points it in your face while screaming at you – threatening to kill you. That was exactly the situation in PG County in the Maryland suburbs last year. Fortunately a bystander caught the cop on video.

Justice actually happens…Sometimes. This one was an egregious case of a Prince George’s Cop, in the suburbs of Washington, DC attacking a pair of men, one of whom was being dropped off at his home by his friend. The motive apparently was to show off for some of the Cop’s friends who were on an illegal “ride along” on that day.

 Former Md. police officer sentenced for pointing gun at man’s head

The victim of the Police Assault, William Cunningham speaks to the press outside the Courthouse.

A former police officer who was found guilty of holding his gun to a Prince George’s County resident’s head to intimidate him will serve five years in prison without the chance of parole for his actions.

The sentence was the mandatory minimum that former Prince George’s County officer Jenchesky Santiago could have been given. He faced up to 45 years behind bars. He was convicted in December of first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun during a crime of violence, and misconduct in office.

Santiago’s actions were captured on cellphone video, which was a key piece of evidence at his trial.

The incident happened in 2014 after Santiago, while on patrol, approached a car that he claimed was illegally parked in a Bowie neighborhood. When a passenger in that car tried to walk off to his home, Santiago ordered him back into the car, pulled his weapon when the man refused, and dared the man to a fight. He can be seen on video holding his gun up to the victim’s face.

Before handing down the sentence, Judge Dwight Jackson called the case “sad on a lot of levels” and said there were “no winners … only losers.”

Jackson, the son of a police officer, told Santiago “you have diminished them and what they do.” He speculated that Santiago was “perhaps bored, or perhaps wanted to show off” to two friends whom he had brought on an unauthorized ride-along that day.

The judge also heard at times tearful statements from Santiago’s mother, sister and fiancee, who described him as a caring, loving person devoted to his two young children. Jackson later said, “The person who is here to be sentenced bears no resemblance to the person they know.”

Prosecutors also accused Santiago of not taking responsibility for his actions. In a recorded phone conversation from jail, Santiago “described the fact that not only was he not remorseful and had no intention of apologizing in this case,” said Angela Alsobrooks, the state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, “but still believed even after this case that he was owed an apology from the victim.”

“It kind of didn’t sit well with me to hear that he was not apologetic, or had no remorse,” said victim William Cunningham outside the courthouse. “I did think that he may shoot me, or my life may have been in jeopardy.”

Santiago, now 26, was fired from the police department on Dec. 18. His lawyer said he also expects Santiago to be dishonorably discharged from the Navy, where he serves as a reservist.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Oklahoma Cop Convicted of Rapes of Black Women

In something of a surprise, Daniel Holtzclaw, former OKC Cop was convicted of at least some of the counts against him…

Former Oklahoma police officer found guilty of multiple rapes

It is unclear whether the counts will run concurrently or sequentially from the video.

A former Oklahoma City police officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting women he preyed upon in a low-income neighborhood he patrolled.

A jury convicted Daniel Holtzclaw of four charges of first-degree rape and 14 other counts. He sobbed while hearing the verdicts Thursday on his 29th birthday. He could spend the rest of his life in prison, based on the jury’s recommendation he serve 263 years.

The mother of his youngest accuser, who was 17, said the case should demonstrate the problem of sexual misconduct by officers isn’t limited to one police department.

“It’s a problem for the nation,” the mother told The Associated Press...Read Further Details Here

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Ex-Subway Dude Gets 15 Years in Prison

Better sentencing in this case than usual. However – you know something is wrong in a country where a kid with a pocketful of Pot to smoke himself…

Gets more prison time than a child rapist.

Would be funny…If it wasn’t so sadly true.

Jared Fogle Gets 15 Years in Prison

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 188 months (more than 15 years) in prison for a child exploitation case.

Fogle, who rose to national prominence as a spokesman for Subway thanks to massive weight loss while attending Indiana University, faces federal charges related to child pornography and having sex with minors. The charges followed the arrest of the former director of his Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, and a July raid at Fogle’s Zionsville home tied to the case.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in General, Uncategorized

 

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Blue Criminals Matter Nov 16th

Covering the period from Nov 9th to Nov 16th. Sexual Assaults and rapes in blue.

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Houston, TX 3 officers pled guilty to ticket fixing; received deferred adjudication–convictions may be expunged http://ow.ly/UGunv 

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Update: Waynesburg, PA fmr officer pled guilty to assault for drunkenly breaking into apartment and assaulting man http://ow.ly/UGtRU 

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Update: Seabrook, NH fmr officer sentenced to 21 days in jail for assaulting inmate. http://ow.ly/UGtEB 

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Yukon, OK officer arrested for aggravated assault and battery against a woman in Oklahoma City. http://ow.ly/UGtbt 

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Jacksonville, FL sheriff’s officer arrested for smuggling contraband (magazines, cigarettes) into jail. http://ow.ly/UGsfl 

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Saline Co., AR fmr chief deputy sentenced to probation for waiving a fine in exchange for flooring in her kitchen. http://ow.ly/UGs3H 

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Lowndes Co., GA deputy pled guilty to collecting over $300k in disability from NJ while working law enforcement jobs http://ow.ly/UGrrS 

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U.S. Secret Service officer arrested in sting for sending explicit picture to person he thought was 14 yr old girl.http://ow.ly/UGqRd 

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Kissimmee, FL SRO arrested for assault of 13-year-old child; served notice for intent of termination.http://ow.ly/UGqtE 

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Nassau Co., NY fmr officer filed lawsuit for false arrest, She claims she was stopped and arrested b/c she is black. http://ow.ly/UGpyx 

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Michigan State Police officer arrested for solicitation in Lansing.http://ow.ly/UGoUv 

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Georgia Bureau of Investigation fmr agent was arrested for child molestation and related crimes.http://ow.ly/UGoKR 

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Bethel, AK fmr officer apprehended in Anchorage. He was wanted for sexual assault and misconduct.http://ow.ly/UGoyB 

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Billings, MT officer reprimanded for inappropriately requesting personal information from law enforcement database. http://ow.ly/UGo4Y 

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Update: Calhoun Co., MI deputy sentenced to probation and fined for DUI crash and weapons violation in June. http://ow.ly/UGnkZ 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 13

Pharr, TX officer arrested in connection w/ shoplifting and also assaulting loss prevention officer. http://ow.ly/UCMhK 

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Houston, TX officer arrested for smuggling people across US-Mexico border. http://ow.ly/UCLP7 

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St. Petersburg, FL officer resigned after 2 fellow officers accused him of using excessive force & lying about it http://ow.ly/UCL8v 

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Update: Albuquerque, NM board reinstated officer fired for having body cam off during fatal shooting of Mary Hawkes. http://ow.ly/UCIiJ 

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Indianapolis, IN officer arrested for domestic battery in January had charges dropped and was reinstated. http://ow.ly/UAu28 

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Denver, CO officer accused of having sex with intoxicated mentally challenged woman while on duty.http://ow.ly/UAtK8 

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San Antonio, TX officer suspended for threatening a woman in a nail salon. Video of incident released. http://ow.ly/UAtFq 

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San Mateo Co., CA deputy loses suspension appeal for dishonesty & faces criminal charges for smuggling contraband. http://ow.ly/UAtln 

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Alachua Co., FL deputy suspended during domestic violence investigation. http://ow.ly/UAt0h 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 12

Ely, MN officer charged with having sex with a teenager.http://ow.ly/UxTx3 

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Denver, CO ordered by jury to pay 80yr old blind man $400k for violent arrest at bus station in 2012. http://ow.ly/UxTks 

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Riviera Beach, FL officer charged w/battery for slapping phone out of the hand of disabled vet who was recording him http://ow.ly/UxSA8 

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FBI counterterrorism agent found guilty of second-degree assault on man in Chevy Chase, MD for incident off-duty. http://ow.ly/UxRLN 

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Shelby Co., TN captain arrested for interfering with a child-rape investigation against her son.http://ow.ly/UxRo3 

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Update: Madison, AL fmr officer’s 2nd federal trial for assaulting Indian man ended in mistrial. http://ow.ly/UxUD9 

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Detroit, MI officers (2) charged with embezzlement, larceny & misconduct for stealing from motorists. http://ow.ly/UxR8U 

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Update: Milwaukee, WI fmr officer will not face federal charges for shooting Dontre Hamilton. http://ow.ly/UxUdN 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 12

Washington, DC detective indicted for stealing more than $13k in bogus overtime. http://ow.ly/UxQY3 

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Update: Chicago, IL officer arraigned for firing gun at suburban officer and driving drunk. Next court date 12/1. http://ow.ly/UxQHU 

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Carteret Co., NC fmr deputy accused of indecent liberties with a child under 16.http://ow.ly/UxQad 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 11

USCBP (San Diego) agent arrested for fatally shooting boyfriend. She claims self-defense. Investigation ongoing. http://ow.ly/Uv4M2 

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Update: Minnesota trooper’s (vehicular) manslaughter charges dismissed b/c prosecutors violated his Garrity rights http://ow.ly/Uv48k 

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Moore, OK SRO is on leave and under investigation for alleged assault against an autistic 14 year old child.http://ow.ly/Uv3AW 

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Lubbock, TX officers (2) suspended for excessive force against auto theft suspect. http://ow.ly/Uv0kS 

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Colwyn, PA fmr officer pled guilty to stalking in Montgomery County. Faces murder & other charges in Delaware County http://ow.ly/UuZHK 

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Phoenix, AZ officer arrested twice in 3 days. First for domestic violence; second for sexual exploitation of minor.http://ow.ly/UuZcc 

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Fort Worth, TX officer arrested for DWI for riding his motorcycle. http://ow.ly/UuYTq 

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Mobile Co., AL detective arrested for DUI http://ow.ly/UuYHB 

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Austin, TX officers shown on video punching man they were attempting to arrest for jaywalking. Investigation ongoing http://ow.ly/UuXX1 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 10

Pittsburg, TX officer suspended after he was accused for role in unspecified February criminal case. http://ow.ly/Us6x3 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 10

Peach Co., GA deputy fired and arrested for sexting 17yo teen.http://ow.ly/Us7eR 

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Update: Hill Co., TX sheriff pled guilty to tampering in officer licensing scheme. Sentenced to deferred probation. http://ow.ly/Us6oq 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 10

Update: Bloomfield, NJ 2 officers face at least 5yrs for false swearing & misconduct for 2012 use of force & arrest http://ow.ly/Us5ln 

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Update: Raytown, MO fmr officer sentenced to two years’ probation for stealing drugs & jewelry from evidence room. http://ow.ly/Us4Wy 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 10

Update: Hummelstown, PA officer who fatally shot man in the back while he was on the ground acquitted of all charges http://ow.ly/Us347 

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Sangamon Co., IL liability committee recommends settling excessive force and false arrest case w/ woman for $150k. http://ow.ly/Us2xt 

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Update: Denton Co., TX fmr deputy sentenced to nearly 13 years for child pornography possession.http://ow.ly/Us2oH 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 10

Richmond, VA officer arrested for sexual assault against a child.http://ow.ly/Us1tl 

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Tuscaloosa, AL officers (3) suspended after tasing and arrest of university students at a party goes viral. http://ow.ly/UtbCV 

  1. net‏@NPMRP Nov 9

Salt Lake City (Unified PD) fmr officer charged with forcible sexual abuse for actions against 17-year-old girl.http://ow.ly/Uot7d 

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University of North Dakota officer fired and charged with 10 counts of child pornography possession.http://ow.ly/UosVR 

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Houston, TX officer fired for ‘pacing’ motorists in his personal car when off duty and sending tickets via mail. http://ow.ly/Uoslb 

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Los Angeles, CA officer no longer with department after a shot was fired into a home and his gun was found at scene. http://ow.ly/UornG 

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Duval County, FL SRO suspended for conduct unbecoming for actions against a mother of a student. http://ow.ly/UoqLF 

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New York, NY officer arrested for off-duty assault of man at a Billy Joel concert in August. http://ow.ly/Uoq02 

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Thomas Co., KS sheriff faces multiple allegations of professional, criminal, and sexual misconduct.http://ow.ly/UoptJ 

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Kern Co., CA deputy faces charges for firing his gun outside casino. Fellow deputy pled guilty to aiding him. http://ow.ly/UooPb 

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USCBP (Douglas, AZ) fmr agent pled guilty to smuggling marijuana from Mexico. He will be sentenced in January. http://ow.ly/UonOd 

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Update:Memphis, TN officer remains suspended after grand jury did not indict for shooting death of Darrius Stewart. http://ow.ly/Uonrw 

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Lorain, OH officer suspended for 30 days for giving his wife credentials to access confidential police database. http://ow.ly/Uond5 

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Fort Smith, AR officer suspended w/o pay for 30 days after sexual harassment complaint filed by another officer.http://ow.ly/Uomur 

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Millburn, NJ to pay $455k in damages to fmr sergeant who was retaliated against for whistleblowing against officer http://ow.ly/UoiZg 

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Update: Chatham Co., GA deputies sentenced for death of Matthew Ajibade. One given 30 days in jail; other probation http://ow.ly/UohcC 

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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