[LAWOFFICER] Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will face a slew of new counts, including malicious prosecution and false arrest in a lawsuit brought by two Baltimore cops according to the DCNF.
Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, filed suit May 2 against Mosby and Maj. Sam Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s office for defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were trumped up, but filed them anyway to quell the riots that had ravaged the city.
Michael Glass, the lawyer for the officers in the suit, said that he plans to amend the lawsuit to include "likely a count of malicious prosecution, false arrest, false imprisonment, violation of the Maryland declaration of rights, article 24 and 26." He said the they’re currently working on modifying the complaint, and the changes will be official in the next few weeks, likely by the end of June.
"These six officers were essentially sacrificed," Glass said. "Alicia White, she’s accused of murder, she never touched Mr. Gray."
Elijah Cummings said back in 2015: “I’m in the twilight years, but I am telling you we will not rest we will not rest until we address this [Freddie Gray case] and see that justice is done,”
Well Elijah, was justice done? Maybe you will go down with this other political opportunist Marilyn Mosby. Maybe the voters will dump you in the Fall and the rest of us won't have to watch your whining, grandstanding, and demonizing of others. You are the 2016 answer to the KKK with a black face on it.
[CNSNEWS] Supported by President B.O., Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) justified Democrats' disruption of House business on Wednesday by saying, "It is always right to do right." "And you get to define it yourself."
Applying 1960s tactics to the ongoing gun control debate, Lewis led Democrats in a noisy sit-in on the House floor, demanding a vote on gun control legislation that Republicans refuse to bring up.
"Sometimes you have to violate a rule of law to uphold a greater law, a moral law. We have a right to stand up, to speak up, to speak out. We have a right to sit down, or to sit-in, to engage in nonviolent protest. It is always right to do right," Lewis told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.
[CNN] The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals across the country with committing Medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
It's the largest takedown in history -- both in terms of the number of people charged and the loss amount, according to the Justice Department.
It's also a drop in the bucket...
The majority of the cases being prosecuted involve separate fraudulent billings to Medicare, Medicaid or both for treatments that were never provided.
In one case, a bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang... clinic that was actually a front for a narcotics diversion scheme billed Medicare for more than $36 million, the Justice Department said.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., on Thursday said it's now Obama's turn to "get over it" in the face of a Supreme Court decision that effectively blocks his 2014 executive actions on immigration.
Obama famously said after being challenged by a Republican politician in 2009, "I won," a warning that the GOP had to accept his victory and work with him on Democratic priorities.
In 2013, he again challenged the GOP by saying they needed to "go out there and win an election" if they wanted a change in direction. That line was widely perceived as him saying, "deal with it."
On Thursday, Huelskamp reacted to Obama's presser about his Supreme Court loss by saying essentially the same thing:
"Obama, you lost," Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., tweeted. "The Constitution won. Get over it."
His tweet appeared to be a reaction to Obama's attempt to downplay the 4-4 ruling that kicked the decision down to the lower court. While the split decision is a loss for Obama and his immigration actions, he cast it as the Court being "unable to reach a decision," and said if it was a ruling from a Court with nine judges on it, that would mean he would "take it seriously."
[NEWSNET5] Regulations that the City of Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone, ...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ... put in place for the Republican National Convention protestors was ruled unconstitutional by federal judge Thursday.
This comes after organizations including Citizens for Trump, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless and Organize Ohio filed a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the City of Cleveland requiring the city to "cease their unlawful restriction of Plaintiffs protected Constitutionally-protected speech and other activities planned to occur during the period of the Republican National Convention."
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month, saying the city placed unacceptable restrictions on free speech and other rights of people living and visiting downtown Cleveland for the RNC in July.
ACLU Ohio Executive Director Christine Link said today's ruling "is the beginning of a new process" to redraw regulations governing protestors.
"We hop to have successful negations with the City of Cleveland for a safe convention that allows for the maximum amount of free speech and assembly," says Link.
...My Dad - 81 and still capable of firing a regulation USMC qualification group with his M-14 - lives in Broadview Heights, and he's assured me he has NO intention of going north of I-480 for a week before and after the convention.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/24/2016 11:06 Comments ||
They know the bill won't pass in the House but they want to get the Pubs on the record who vote for the bill and then try to get some mileage out of the issue for the election--it's all about trying to get re-elected. They are trying to make not having guns the next big civil rights issue. Morons.
No law, no rule, no tradition is above their clawing, grasping efforts to have their way. It isn't about justice, or truth, or reason, or morality, it is about power. Every form of veiled deceit and hypocrisy hides the addiction to power and privilege masquerading as "public service". These people are without honor, honesty, or public virtue. They are the pestilence that has brought the greatest experiment in governance in human history to its knees, and the tribalization that this has created will not be undone.....
[FACEBOOK] This is a clarifying statement on the post on my personal page yesterday that has created some concern in the community.
I believe that state-sanctioned violence causes more harm, and is therefore more dangerous, than non state-sanctioned violence. I believe this is true both because the approval of those in authority and often the general public gives a veneer of acceptability to actions we would otherwise condemn, but also because states have the capacity to spend huge resources equipping and funding people to use force in defense of their interests. The US spends as much on our military as all other countries combined. We have the highest police homicide rates in the developed world and we incarcerate 25% of the world’s prisoners. We should not ignore these facts, or wrongly assume that those who believe that this situation is fundamentally unjust and should not continue are harboring a hatred for police and soldiers. I certainly find a great many of the actions taken by militaries and police forces here in the US and around the world extremely troubling, and I also respect the humanity of those who do not share this disagreement.
Please feel free to comment, but I will delete posts if I feel they do not contribute to a productive conversation.
[FREEBEACON] Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that love and compassion are the best responses to terrorism during remarks to the media in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday. That's the best way to handle all crime.
Lynch said the Department of Justice stood in solidarity with the LGBT community “in the light” following a Muslim terrorist’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub last week. Standing in solidarity's the best thing to do for somebody who's been knifed.
“We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said. “We stand with you today as we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment, in solidarity, and in equality.” Right. So what're you doing with krazed killers? Having sex with them?
Lynch has been in the news for defending the administration’s decision to redact transcripts between law enforcement and the terrorist, Omar Mateen, during his attack. Say the forbidden words, you burst into flame.
Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State as he carried out his rampage. Lynch announced Sunday that his references to Islamic terrorism would be redacted in transcripts of his conversations with law enforcement during the killings, but the administration wilted under mounting public criticism and published his conversations in full.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/24/2016 00:00 ||
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[Bloomberg] Almost a year after the Iran nuclear deal, we're getting a clearer picture of the coalition of activists who fought for the agreement, sparring with the "warmongers" in Congress.
It is a broad coalition. There are, of course, the peace activists and arms-control experts, who were vocal in support of the deal. There were also quieter members of this campaign, like the corporation that makes the B-52 bomber and the V-22 Osprey.
The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff reports that a former Boeing vice president and senior State Department official, Thomas Pickering, lobbied hard for the Iran deal while cashing checks as a consultant for the aerospace giant. Yet when Pickering wrote op-eds and signed public letters urging approval of the Iran agreement, he often neglected to mention his previous and ongoing connections to Boeing.
Wiki's bio of Mr. Pickering is here. Read what he's done since he left State. He left out a LOT of potential conflicts of interest in his op-eds...
Now it's obvious why Boeing would have wanted the Iran deal. This week the corporation announced that it had reached a $25 billion deal to sell airliners to Iran, a move that was welcomed Tuesday by the State Department spokesman.
Close watchers of the Iran debate understood that the lifting of sanctions on Iran would potentially allow major U.S. companies like Boeing back into the Iran market. But this is not how the White House and its allies sold the Iran deal last summer. One of their sharpest arguments was that the Iran agreement was a way to avoid a war that opponents of the agreement wanted. As I reported last month, this was not an accident. The nonprofit known as the Ploughshares Fund gave money to a network of advocates and experts and urged them to paint opponents of Iran diplomacy as "pro-war," as early as 2011.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.