Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

June 14th, 2023 - 12:01 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Republicans

The strange case of Mr. Pho

Nghia Pho (photo, left), a software developer, went to work for the NSA in 2005. Mr. Pho held security clearances, and received training in the handling of classified materials. In a press release here, the Department of Justice said, “The privilege of working for the U.S. Intelligence Community r[...]

June 13th, 2023 - 11:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

The GOP’s moral disease

A Huffington Post article on Monday, June 13, 2023 (read it here), summed it up: “Despite all the criminal accusations and investigations, Trump remains the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination.” To be fair, Trump has only been found civilly liable for sexual assa[...]

June 10th, 2023 - 2:20 am § in Law and Courts

Near-fatal attraction

She’s not unattractive (see photo at left), but if you break up with her, she could be lethal. Melody Sasser, 47, of Knoxville, Tennessee, met a guy online. They had a shared interest in hiking. Things went south when he married someone else. Sasser allegedly told him, “I hope you fall o[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 12:47 am § in Misc.

Thieves are everywhere

Six Seattle residents were arrested and charged with stealing $3.3 million of Covid relief funds by pretending to be landlords and submitting fake leases and eviction notices to the Small Business Administration (see story here). Scammers pretending to be the Everett Animal Shelter are trolling R[...]

June 7th, 2023 - 6:51 pm § in Law and Courts

Get tough on gun crimes

Republicans are arming America, and that’s creating a false sense of security among some gun owners, because the laws of self-defense haven’t changed. Even in Florida, with its laissez-faire gun laws, you can’t just shoot people. Self-defense only applies to an imminent threat of d[...]

June 6th, 2023 - 9:24 pm § in Law and Courts

What liberal propaganda looks like

When Michael Tisius (photo, left) was 19, he participated in a jailbreak. He killed two unarmed guards, and landed on Missouri’s death row (see story here). Twenty-three years later, as his execution approached, Huffington Post ran a story (here) pleading for commutation of his death sentence.[...]

May 26th, 2023 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Oath Keepers sentences

Leading figures in the Oath Keepers, a rightwing paramilitary group (details here), are getting the longest Capitol riot sentences so far. It seems pretty clear federal courts consider the group revolutionaries. But their sentences for Jan. 6 crimes also reflect judges’ reaction to advance pla[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 10:20 pm § in Law and Courts

Taking the law into his own hands?

His lawyers insisted he’s not the perp, and innocent people do get convicted, but a Florida jury decided he sought revenge against the wrong people after he was robbed and shot on his ice cream truck route. Prosecutors told jurors Michael Keetley (photo, left) was “frustrated with law en[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 2:34 am § in Law and Courts

Seattle mail thief canceled

He stole postal vehicles, mailbox keys, mail, credit cards, and identities. A lot of them. Door cameras and security cameras in stores where he tried to use the credit cards saw him do it (see photo). After six months of this, the law caught up with Johny Mixayboua, 27, who’s now cooling his h[...]

May 18th, 2023 - 2:20 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley would bypass courts in subway choking case

Nikki Haley, who’s running for president, announced on Fox News that New York’s governor should pardon the white man who choked a mentally-ill black subway rider to death (see story here). The case is complicated, and certainly not as simple as its component of white-on-black violence wo[...]