Monthly Archives: November 2014

Arkansas Governor to Pardon Own Son for Marijuana Sales Felony Conviction

Outgoing Arkansas Governor to Pardon Own Son for Marijuana Sales Felony Conviction

 
It’s Nice to Know People in High Places
Reuters is reporting:
Outgoing Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said on Wednesday that he will pardon his son for a felony drug conviction, local media reported.
“Kids, when they’re young, do stupid stuff. He was no different,”  “If […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

More Judges Question Police Organizing Robberies of Fake Drug Stash Houses

More Judges Question Police Organizing Robberies of Fake Drug Stash Houses

​Several weeks ago we wrote about this ATF tactic, that has resulted in numerous deaths.  A police case from Miami was highlighted.“Stash-house stings”  have sent more than 1,000 citizens  to prison, sometimes for decades.
Federal judges have determined that there is  evidence of racial targeting .
Judges in […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent emergency heart surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, the Supreme Court’s oldest member, underwent emergency heart surgery  Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

It has long been an open question, whether Ginsberg would step down and allow Obama to appoint her replacement.  Thus far, she steadfastly seems determined to die in […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Remembering President John F. Kennedy 51 Years later

Remembering  President  John F. Kennedy 51 Years later

 
Perhaps it is that feeling of loss that explains the lingering sense of grief over John F. Kennedy’s assassination year after year. On a cold, crisp November afternoon the world lost one of its stars. President John F. Kennedy was unjustly assassinated in front of his wife Jackie. There has […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|National Headlines, People|0 Comments

Ravi Shah helps citizen falsely accused of 1st degree murder get ordered freed!!

Ravi Shah helps citizen falsely accused of 1st degree murder get ordered freed!!

State v. McClain-11/20/2014

After police took Mr. McClain into custody following a murder that occurred in front of his residence, an arrest warrant was prepared based on the statements  given by two “witnesses.”

 

During Mr. McCain’s preliminary hearing on November 20th, to determine if evidence […]

Woman charged with fraud over coffee spill injury claim

California woman charged with fraud over coffee spill injury claim

Reuters is reporting:

A California woman has been charged with fraud for falsely saying she was badly scalded by McDonald’s coffee and using photos copied off the Internet to make it appear she suffered second-degree burns on her hand, officials said.
Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville, faces 21 […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch For Attorney General Post

From, NPR.com
 

 
President Obama today officially announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch, a two-time United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
“It’s pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta Lynch,” the president said at a news conference today after praising the work of […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Christopher Epps, Former Chief of Prisons in Mississippi, Is Arraigned

The NY TIMES is reporting:
Christopher Epps, Former Chief of Prisons in Mississippi, Is Arraigned
 
 
 

 
 
 
Christopher Epps, a former state corrections commissioner in Mississippi, was arraigned in federal court on Thursday on charges of participating in a corruption scheme in which he received nearly a million dollars from a contractor who paid off Mr. Epps’s home mortgage […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

California Initiative to Turn Drug Possession Felonies Into Misdemeanors

California Initiative to Turn Drug Possession Felonies Into Misdemeanors Passes.

 
 
 
Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools sponsored Proposition 47, passed on November 4th.
Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.
Crimes covered by the measure include drug possession and the […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The “Good Faith Exception” a 30-year-old legal fiction, increasingly is being cited to give police officers a pass

The “Good Faith Exception” a 30-year-old legal fiction, increasingly is being cited to give police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment
 

From Slate:

[T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments