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“sheriff doesn’t see a connection between the killing and [the murderer’s] immigration status”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00am 2/18/2017 at 10:00am
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In late December 2016, a woman was brutally murdered in Washington State, shot to death with a note from the murderer attached to her body with a knife.

Her name was Jill Sundberg.

Jill was born on Aug 4, 1985...

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States Consider Legislation to Override Court Rulings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:40pm 1/15/2017 at 2:40pm

The governments in Florida, Washington, and Alabama have begun to consider passing legislation that will allow it to overrule “certain state court decisions.” However, some have concerns over this due to separation of powers.

Florida GOP Rep. Julio Gonzalez filed two bills that gives the Florida government or the U.S. Congress the...

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Should “hate” be a separate category of crime?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:00am 1/7/2017 at 7:00am
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Despite some initial hesitation by Chicago authorities to call the torture of a mentally disabled white man by four young black people a hate crime, they were charged with committing one, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Additional charges were: “aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, [and] aggravated battery…[one was...

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Chicago Had 762 Homicides in 2016, Most in Two Decades

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/2/2017 at 1:30pm

That strict gun control in Chicago has obviously worked. America’s third largest city had 762 homicides in 2016, the most in two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. It also saw 3,500 shooting incidents, which is 1,100 more than it had in 2015. From WGN:

According to the...

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Police Deaths Rose Dramatically in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/27/2016 at 4:30pm
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Donald Trump earned tremendous support from the law enforcement community by promising to stand up for its members. They need an advocate like Trump in the White House. Recent reports indicate that the number of police deaths has risen significantly since 2015.

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Death Penalty on the Ballot in California and Nebraska

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:30am 11/8/2016 at 8:30am
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Voters in California and Nebraska will be deciding more than who goes to the White House. Ballots in both states include a question on whether or not to repeal the death penalty.

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VIDEO Released of female Chicago cop beaten – didn’t use gun for fear of public backlash

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/16/2016 at 12:00pm
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Earlier this month we reported on a beating of a female Chicago police officer by a suspect, and how the officer didn’t use her service weapon because of fear of how the public would react to a shooting of a black man, Chicago’s Top Cop: Police are ‘Second-Guessing Themselves’:

Chicago Superintendent Eddie...

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*Shocking* – Why former AIG CEO remembers precise date he visited Europe over 70 yrs ago

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00am 10/15/2016 at 7:00am
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The New York State Attorney General’s office has been on an over 10 year long jihad against former AIG CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg over alleged accounting fraud.

Though he now is age 90, Greenberg continues to fight

Standing on principle may be partly generational. Mr. Greenberg is one of a dwindling number of...

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Charges Dropped Against NY Man Who Killed Wife’s Attempted Rapist

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A Bronx man is off the hook after being charged with the killing of an attacker who tried to rape his wife.

Can anyone blame him for defending his wife? Good for him.

FOX 5 in New York reported:

Charges dropped aga...

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‘Hillary Did It Too’ Defense Fails, Sailor Gets Jail for Submarine Photos

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:30am 8/20/2016 at 10:30am

Earlier this week, we highlighted the case of a sailor in the U.S. Navy who was being prosecuted for using his phone to take pictures in a nuclear submarine. His lawyer cited Hillary Clinton as a defense.

At the time, I said:

Cases like these highlight the growing feeling among many Americans that...

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Sailor Facing Prison Over Submarine Photos Cites Hillary as Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:30am 8/16/2016 at 8:30am

A sailor in the U.S. Navy is facing prison for using his phone to take pictures inside a nuclear submarine. He claims that he just wanted to share the photos with his family and that he deserves leniency. His lawyer is citing Hillary Clinton as a defense.

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Police Suspect Serial Killer Behind Phoenix Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00am 8/5/2016 at 7:00am

A series of unsolved shootings in Phoenix, Arizona has led local authorities to believe they’re dealing with a serial killer.

Few things capture the eerie side of the American imagination like a a person who hunts and kills other humans. Countless books and films have been based on the subject.

Still, it’s...

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Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson family killer

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00am 7/23/2016 at 7:00am

Just when you are ready to give up on California, there is a sign that some sanity still remains in Sacramento!

In April, a 2-member California parole board authorized the release of former Manson Family killer Leslie Van Houten. The decision to go forward with this recommendation rested with Governor Jerry Brown,...

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Yale employee smashes allegedly racist stained-glass window, Yale won’t press charges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:00am 7/13/2016 at 9:00am

A cafeteria worker at Yale’s Calhoun College named Corey Menafee “resigned” from his job last month after using a broom handle to smash a window. The stained glass image in the window depicted slaves working in a cotton field.

Menafee, who is black said the image angered him and that “we shouldn’t...

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Radical law profs lose vote on ruining sex by imposing “affirmative consent” legal standard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/21/2016 at 12:30pm
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We recently reported that some law professors of the American Law Institute wanted to expand the concept of sexual consent in a way which would make it easier to define people as criminals.

The proposals were outrageous and would have put people at risk of being legally guilty of rape even if...

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Freddie Gray Analysis: Edward Nero Trial Days 4 and 5

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:05pm 5/18/2016 at 9:05pm

The defense in the “Freddie Gray” trial of Officer Edward Nero rested today, the trial’s fifth day. Closing arguments are anticipated tomorrow, and trial Judge Barry Williams has announced that he expects to return a verdict on Monday, May 23.

There hasn’t been much substantive reporting on the defense’s case the last...

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Freddie Gray Analysis: Edward Nero Trial Day 3

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 12:15pm 5/17/2016 at 12:15pm

First, my apologies for not getting this post up last night–I’m in the process of riding the motorcycle to the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, and various delays just pushed last night’s arrival to too late an hour.

Yesterday the State presented the remainder of its case against Officer Edward Nero, and...

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