Showing posts with label felony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label felony. Show all posts

October 3, 2018

In FY 2018: Debt up $1,271,158,167,127; Feds borrowed $8,172 per every American with a job

fromXNSNews: The federal debt increased by $1,271,158,167,126.72 in fiscal 2018, according to data released today by the Treasury.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Due process reflects human nature and it is our best chance for fairness

fromTheHill: Due process acknowledges that accusers can be mistaken, confused, or lying. It attempts to separate evidence from error and malice in order to judge an accused on the former.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Voting rights for felons becoming a key issue for Democrats Florida has emerged as a battleground in the fight over the 6 million people, in and out of jail, who can't vote because they were convicted of a felony.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why Kavanaugh's denial is air tight

fromReason: A column by Barry Farber. So what caused the stutter-stepping from “I want to be anonymous!” to “He tried to rape me!” and then “I’ll testify only after my demands are met”?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

USDA school lunches still stink

fromReason: School's back in session, and that it means time for reports of crummy government-approved school lunches.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Brett Kavanaugh's illegal beer consumption highlights the perversity of drinking ages

fromReason: The Supreme Court nominee's teenaged tippling was typical, although the law pretends otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

NYPD Wants To Make "Resisting Arrest" Into A Felony

by Cory Doctorow.      Cops want sharper teeth. It's no secret that "resisting arrest" is the go-to excuse for violence committed against suspects by corrupt cops -- it's practically a running gag. But if NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton gets his way, resisting arrest will offer near-perfect impunity to his force's most violent and sleazy officers,    ... MORE

Felony Charge For Selling A Wisconsin Beer In Minnesota

by Brian Doherty.      Complete f-ing insanity from the outskirts of the Land of the Free, as reported by Minnesota Star-Tribune, about a former pair of publicans from Minnesota who will be going to court in March facing felony charges for selling Spotted Cow beer at the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The former owner and manager (the bar is    ... MORE

As If There Are Not Enough Crooks In Government, Obama To Sign Executive Order Forcing The State To Hire More

by Ben Shapiro.           Ever in search of benefits to hand leftist constituencies, Democrats have decided to give goodies to their most natural constituency of all: criminals. According to the Associated Press, President Obama will announce executive orders Monday attempting to prevent screening for prior criminality in government hiring.   ... MORE

North Carolina Teen Prosecuted For Taking Naked Selfie

by Tara Culp-Ressler.  Gov't figures a little prison time should fix him. A 17-year-old in North Carolina struck a plea deal last week to avoid serving jail time on felony sex offender charges. His crime? Taking a nude photo of himself. The photo in question was discovered when the teenager’s cell phone was searched during a wider investigation   ... MORE

The Department Of Homeland Security Just Dumped 3,700 Illegal Immigrant ‘Threat Level 1’ Criminals In Our Streets

by Stephen Dinan.    Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.    ... MORE

Federal Bill Would Make Americans More Defenseless

by Dan Cannon.  Making self protection a felony.  Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless. Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) has introduced a bill for consideration of the new Congress which would prohibit the ownership of certain types of body armor for      ... MORE

California To Release All Non Violent Drug War Prisoners

by Kelsie Paige. Voters may room in prison for the violent. California just voted to release all their drug prisoners and will no longer allow felony convictions for drugs! Wow and Wow! Peace, Love and NeverGetBusted. California approved a major shift against mass incarceration on Tuesday in a vote that could lead to the    ... MORE

All Of Us Are Criminals In The Eyes Of The Police State

by John W. Whitehead.       Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd “violations” as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater and snow runoff on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies in their living room? Consider what happened to Nicole Gainey,    ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: Everything Fun Is Illegal In Virginia

Warning: no fornication allowed.   Only one or two centuries late, Virginia lawmakers have decided it is none of their business if unmarried couples share a roof. So the legislators are now working diligently to repeal the state’s law against “lewd and lascivious cohabitation.” Huzzahs all ’round for that. But do not unclutch thy bodice yet. Virginia law  ... MORE

Edward Cline: "Hate" Laws Are Criminal

The First Amendment should not be a felony offense. The end of freedom of speech began with the invention of “hate crimes” as a means to deter and punish crimes committed against an individual or members of a designated or protected “minority.” Hate crimes had their conspicuous genesis under the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which  ... MORE