Originally posted on The Goomba Gazette:
Sen. Robert Menendez to face corruption charges:
The envelop he gave me was only this big!
Is this supposed to be something new; a politician getting kickbacks??? This is a prime example of what I have been blogging on for years. The big paybacks.
I am absolutely sure that Menendez is only one of the many politicians who are getting their palms greased and richly rewarded for favors extended.
Are we really that naive to think that all of the billions that are donated to politicians do not come with strings attached? If you are one of the gullibles'; don’t forget about the few parcels of swampland I still have for sale.
The criminal charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against the good senator Menendez for trips he took in 2010 to the Dominican Republic as a guest of Melgen. In 2013, after word of the federal investigation became…
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Originally posted on Wintery Knight:
Story from Family Studies.
Young people are less likely to be victims of crime if they live in two-parent than in single-parent households. That has been a consistent finding of the National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. But it has been unclear whether the safety advantage stems from married couples living in less dangerous neighborhoods, on average, than unmarried parents, or from other differences in vulnerability between family types. My analysis of recent data from another national survey shows that even when their families live in unsafe neighborhoods, children in married two-parent families are less likely to be exposed to violent crime than children of never-married and divorced parents.
In the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, conducted by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, parents of 95,677 children aged 17 and under were…
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Originally posted on Later On:
The reason a police department should not investigate its own misdeeds is the same reason we do not put criminals in charge of investigating their misconduct. If you have a police department investigating itself, you get things like the Albuquerque Police Department’s investigation of police shootings of civilians: nothing happens.
Originally posted on Later On:
Yet another out-of-control police department—getting tattoos to celebrate shooting people seems a very bad idea. Shaun King writes at Daily Kos:
At 1 AM this past Saturday, Meagan Hockaday, a 26-year-old African-American mother of three, was shot and killed by an Oxnard, California, police officer after he arrived at her home to check out a reported domestic dispute. A knife was found near Hockaday’s body, but it’s unclear why lethal force was used on a mother with her children present in her own home.
The shooting death of Hockaday must, though, be viewed in context with the sordid history of the Oxnard, California, police department. Less than a year ago, the city of Oxnard was forced topay a record $6.7 million to the family of Alfonso Limon, an innocent man who was shot 16 to 21 times by Oxnard police as he was walking home from a high…
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VIDEO Judge Bans Constitution in Ohio – SCOTUS Affirms Ruling That Displaying US Flag Is ‘Disruptive’
Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:
A judge in Xenia, Ohio said “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” during a trial of a journalist who is charged with a misdemeanor after he was cited for protesting against an anti-panhandling ordinance.
Judge Kathryn Barber laughed when the defendant, Virgil Vaduva, argued his protest on a public sidewalk outside the Xenia police station constitutes free speech.
The exchange between Barber and Vaduva occurred after a prosecutor said mentioning the Constitution during the trial would “confuse the jury.”
Widespread Ignorance of Constitution
Many Americans are surprisingly ignorant of the Constitution and the founding principles of the United States.
An informal ABC News poll conducted in 2011 revealed that 70 percent of 1,000 people surveyed could not identify the supreme law of the land (the Constitution).
“Sixty-one percent didn’t know that…
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Originally posted on ANTZ-IN-PANTZ ......:
Kids who wore an American flagged t-shirt on Cinco de Mayo celebrations at a school and were suspended for refusing to remove them lost their battle at SCOTUS.
It seems like SCOTUS would rather allow a school to celebrate activities that undermine what America stands for rather than side with student rights to free speech.
I can only hope the parents sue the school district to prohibit any more Stinko de Mayo festivities.
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