Pirate Bay Founder Will be Extradited to Denmark
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm will be extradited to Denmark where he faces several new hacking charges. In Denmark, Gottfrid is accused of downloading a large number of files, including police records, from the mainframe of IT company CSC. The timing of the extradition is still unknown since among other things the Pirate Bay founder has to await the verdict in his Swedish [...]
“The average legislator who has to make policy on things that influence our lives, our kids’ lives, our future, would they ever get a job in the private sector making policy on big things? No, not a chance,” Bloomberg said.
Of course Bloomberg is referring to the group of blacks and hispanics who call themselves legislators or “leaders” which were recently arrested for scamming backdoor deals for cash and power.
I’m going [...]
What’s worse than unjust and ineffective laws like the failed “War on Drugs” and the failed sanctions on Iran?
Unjust and ineffective laws that apply to ordinary folks, but not to banksters:
When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution accused of laundering money for Iran, Libya, and Mexico’s murderous drug cartels.
But to [...]
By Julie Lévesque
November 02, 2012
Offshore banking is the elephant in the global economic room which the political and financial elite is trying to hide from the public view. While imposing austerity measures on hard working citizens, they are well aware that astronomical amounts of money are secretly held in offshore banks, thus lost in taxes. Where is that money from? What is it for?
Drug cartels, fraud, tax evasion and money [...]
West Virginia has never been a hospitable state for President Barack Obama. Still, the results of Tuesday’s balloting seem to mark some kind of low point.
Democrats–those are members of the president’s party–voting in the West Virginia presidential primary gave 40% of their votes to a man whom the Associated Press identified as a federal prison inmate.
Keith Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for [...]
Prisoner Keith Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%
Inmate 11593-051 got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms
Attracting 15% of vote normally qualifies candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention
Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in a Texas prison received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.
Inmate Keith [...]
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske3:30 p.m. CDT, April 6, 2012
Reporting from Houston—
Three men convicted of purse snatching — one of whom was sentenced to 99 years in prison — were exonerated Friday in Dallas. They are the latest examples of men who have been wrongly convicted of crimes in Texas.
Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were arrested in November 1994 and charged with aggravated robbery. The victim could not identify them, [...]
Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags. Photograph by Steve Liss.
prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is all [...]
Marvin Lane Ussery is accused of sneaking back into Folsom Prison Thursday morning. Ussery was paroled in 2009.
Inmates typically do not choose to return to prison once they are released, but Thursday morning officers at Folsom Prison were dealing with a former prisoner who snuck back on campus.
Correctional officers arrested 48-year-old Marvin Lane Ussery for being on prison grounds. Ussery was paroled in 2009 after [...]
Tamara Lee Mason wanted to play Yahtzee with her three sons after they all returned home from Christmas dinner at a friend’s. When the boys wouldn’t, she got mad, grabbed a few things and stormed out of the house.
That’s the story Mason’s oldest, Dylan C. Clemens, told investigators back on Dec. 27, according to criminal charges filed in Stevens County District Court. A much stranger [...]
Today the U.S. Sentencing Commission unanimously voted to retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, enabling 12,000 prisoners who were convicted under a previous law that applied harsh sentences to minor crack offenders to be released:
“In passing the Fair Sentencing Act, Congress recognized the fundamental unfairness of federal cocaine sentencing policy and ameliorated it through bipartisan legislation,” noted Commission chair, Judge Patti B. Saris. “Today’s [...]
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Female inmates locked down in the Maricopa County Jail, Phoenix, Arizona, 1998
Back in 1998, Jan Lastocy was serving time for attempted embezzlement in a Michigan prison. Her job was working at a warehouse for a nearby men’s prison. She got along well with two of the corrections officers who supervised her, but she thought the third was creepy. “He was always talking about how [...]
SPRINGFIELD – An escaped convict police believe fled a minimum security state prison a week ago to avenge his mother’s shooting killed a man with a handgun in a barbershop in broad daylight on Saturday, minutes before wounding two police officers in a shoot-out on Cambridge Street. Tamik Kirkland, 25, a city resident serving time for firearm and drug charges at Shirley State prison, allegedly [...]