[and take away the gravy train!] Decriminalizing so-called ‘victimless’ crimes, particularly related to drug use, can reduce the US prison population without adversely affecting public safety, according to a study by a criminal-justice think tank.
There will be no criminal charges filed against Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputy, Davis Goodwin, for his use of a Taser on a 17-year-old girl in police custody. Officers arrived at the house and the girl answered the door. She denied access
THE United States has far more juveniles serving life terms than any other country — 2387. Israel, the only other country that imprisons juveniles for life, according to a new study by the University of San Francisco's Centre for Law & Global Jus
A 15-YEAR-old girl robbery suspect was put in a jail cell with more than 20 men, and for a month was raped relentlessly and forced to have sex for food. "She was raped from day one'' at the jail in Para state, a Children and Adolescent D
In New York, a young woman is violently raped at knifepoint by a stranger. Her rapist receives a light punishment but she receives punishment as well. When she and her lawyer complain about it, her punishment is increased and the lawyer is discipline
"For starts, is it true you have Ron Paul on this currency," one commentator asked. "Absolutely," NotHaus said, but was unable to explain himself. "Right away, I'm glad they raided you," the commentator said.
The number of people in U.S. prisons has risen eight-fold since 1970, with little impact on crime but at great cost to taxpayers and society, researchers said in a report calling for a major justice-system overhaul. The report cites examples ranging
A campaign pitchman cited for impersonating an officer while campaigning for a ballot initiative and dressed in an outfit lampooning Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can sue the deputies and Arpaio, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.
A federal judge expressed frustration Tuesday that the government provided wrong information about evidence in the prosecution of Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, raising the possibility of ordering a new trial in another high-profile terrori
Hundreds of defendants sitting in prisons nationwide have been convicted with the help of an FBI forensic tool that was discarded more than two years ago
The affidavit accompanying the seizure warrant for papers and possessions of Liberty Services, Inc. is a 35-page indictment of capitalism.
[As first reported by Ernie.] I just searched on the candidate's name. This is what I found (without shipping): Hillary Clinton $1 coins "buy it now": $5.95; Rudy Guiliani $1 coin (in the same style as Hillary's): $5.95 [huuummmm]
This spoof from Trevor Osgood makes a valid legal point in the Ron Paul/ Liberty Coin raid.
While reading this column, keep in mind that the 'liberal' 9th circuit court of appeals just torpedoed a lawsuit relating to this illegal spying under the guise of protecting 'state secrets'.
Do we really have the right to petition government for redress of grievances? In Oklahoma, in 2005 three people led a grassroots campaign effort in Oklahoma to create a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) through ballot initiative. Their names are
An unholy alliance of California Child Protective Services (CPS) with a hostile doctor and judge is attempting to railroad Laurie Jessop, framed as a threat to her son and the establishment for finding a way to cure him of malignant melanoma.
Actress Lindsay Lohan checked in and out of jail on Thursday, spending just 84 minutes behind bars for a drunken driving and cocaine-possession conviction, Los Angeles police said. [And yet if you are poor, unconnected and black ....]
A federal appeals court in San Francisco handed a major victory to the Bush administration, ruling that a lawsuit challenging the government's warrantless wiretapping program could not go forward because of the "state secrets" privilege
Did the celebrity receive special treatment? "Absolutely not. This is what we do for most everybody in this position," Whitmore said.
Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday settled a lawsuit filed by Chinese dissidents and their family members who accused the Internet company of complicity in their jailing, following a humiliating episode on Capitol Hill.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Offered web site provide downloads of the UNITED STATES CODE (USC).Entered By: Geoffrey Hayes
The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.
Federal prosecutors are expected to ask a federal grand jury tomorrow to indict former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik for failing to pay taxes on free apartment renovations and rent, two federal sources say.
Osbourne claims his reputation was tarnished when Sheriff Paul Laney invited 500 people with outstanding warrants to a nightclub before the rocker's concert with Rob Zombie at a nearby arena. More than 30 showed up and were arrested.
...A final set of fingerprints taken upon release proved that Edwards was, in fact, Edwards. Still, Monmouth County prosecutors cleared police of any wrongdoing and refused to apologize to Edwards.
U.S. embassy officials whisked Rumsfeld away from a breakfast meeting in Paris after human rights groups filed a criminal complaint against the man who spearheaded President Bush’s “war on terror.” France is obliged to investigate when a complaint is
Private U.S. security contractors accused of shooting dead 17 innocent Iraqis may have been offered immunity by the U.S. state department, say reports.
A Southern California couple is facing criminal charges after allegedly being caught with 375 pounds of “bathtub” cheese at an open-air market. They were arrested for selling a variety of unlicensed cheeses to the public and on felony cheese making c
A prison guard captain has been convicted of covering up the beating of an inmate by staging a suicide
...But the FBI still insists that its agent did nothing wrong. And the feds swayed the court to suppress that portion of a recent decision detailing how the FBI agent used the threat of torture to break an innocent man.