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-War on Police-
Prosecutors of Baltimore officers accused in Gray’s death face pressure for disbarment
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Legal analysts ripped Baltimore prosecutors Monday over their handling of the Freddie Gray case, saying the prosecution should drop all charges against the three remaining coppers or risk more embarrassment in the courtroom.

What’s more, John Banzhaf, an activist law professor at George Washington University, said he would file a complaint Tuesday with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission calling for the disbarment of the lead prosecutors in the trials of the six coppers accused of wrongdoing in the 2015 arrest and death of the 25-year-old black man.

The pointed criticism came Monday after Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted of all charges for his role in Gray’s arrest and death. The lieutenant was the highest-ranking of the accused officers, and his full acquittal was the third consecutive loss for prosecutors. Another trial ended in a hung jury in December, and a retrial has been scheduled.

But legal analysts said any subsequent trials should be canceled. They noted prosecutors’ failure to convict the most senior officer involved in Gray’s arrest (Lt. Rice) and the driver of the police van in which Gray’s neck was broken (Officer Caesar Goodson).

"It’s quite clear that the prosecution should not continue on," said Barry Slotnick, a prominent defense lawyer who has followed the trials in the Gray case. "The prosecution in the next three cases should strongly make a suggestion in court -- on the record -- that these cases have not been proven and will not be proven and therefore they should be dismissed."
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Great.
Just adds fuel to the wrongfull persecution lawsuit the police should be bringing in 3, 2, 1...
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I am afraid this will also suggest to some folks that they must take 'justice' into their own hands.

Nice work, media and politicians - especially those who think the coppers should change to avoid being bumped off.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2016 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  "Every form of government will work --- if authority matched by accountability".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2016 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4  We'd riot but there's nothing left to steal -- Mayor Rawlings-Blake
Posted by: regular joe || 07/19/2016 10:36 Comments || Top||


Presidential candidate Clinton promises to prosecute police killers
[Al Ahram] Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Henry Clay ...
promised on Monday to bring the "full weight of the law" against people who kill coppers if she becomes the next US president after two recent episodes of gunnies slaying coppers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate ahead of a Nov. 8 election, made the promise in a speech in Cincinnati at the annual convention of the civil rights group the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

"Anyone who kills a police officer and anyone who helps must be held accountable," Clinton said. "As president, I will bring the full weight of the law to bear to make sure those who kill coppers are brought to justice."

The penalties for killing a police officer are rightly more severe than those for killing a civilian because police are symbols of the rule of law, she said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's a local responsibility. The only reason for it to be federal is if you federalize all police. Why would you want to do that? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2016 8:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Will that include Obama, Lynch, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, and others - the inciters of the murders?

Didn't think so.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2016 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  The penalties for killing a police officer are rightly more severe than those for killing a civilian because police are symbols of the rule of law, she said.

Anyone else see a problem with this statement? Murder is murder...doesn't matter who or what the victim is, how much wealth or status they have..justice is theoretically blind...or so we were taught. Then again look who said it. The Queen of preferential treatment, the Leona Helmsley of politics who sees nothing wrong with a Nation of Men rather than a Nation of Laws.
Posted by: Warthog || 07/19/2016 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The penalties for killing a police officer are rightly more severe than those for killing a civilian because police are symbols of the rule of law, she said.

And thru logical extension of justice and penalties, the political class......

Well, need I continue ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2016 9:50 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China 'may build nuclear plants' in South China Sea

China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, state media reported on Friday, days after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing's vast claims in the strategically vital waters.

"Marine nuclear power platform construction will be used to support China's effective control in the South China Sea," the website of the state-run Global Times cited the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) as saying on a social media account.

The Global Times cited the report as saying that "marine nuclear power platforms will be used" in the islands and reefs of the Spratly chain in the contested sea "to ensure freshwater".

The original report was deleted from CNNC's account on social media platform WeChat on Friday, and a staffer at the firm told AFP that it "needed to confirm" its accuracy.

"In the past, the freshwater provision to troops stationed in the South China Sea could not be guaranteed, and could only be provided by boats delivering barrels of water," the Global Times cited the report as saying.

"In the future, as the South China Sea electricity and power system is strengthened, China will speed up the commercial development of the South China Sea region," it added.

China has rapidly built up reefs in the sea into artificial islands in recent months, installing civilian and military facilities on them.

The state-backed website The Paper on Friday quoted China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) engineer Zhu Hanchao as saying that 20 marine nuclear platforms were in development. But Zhu added that they would be deployed to oilfields in the Bohai Sea off China's northeast coast, not in the South China Sea. CSIC could not immediately be reached for comment.
A tsunami would lay to waste everything China has built on these reefs. Just sayin'...
Posted by: 3dc || 07/19/2016 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [428 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Great plan - nothing could possibly go wrong here...
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2016 18:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Fukushima-style hotspots
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2016 19:55 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Republican Senator: The GOP MUST Purge Trump Supporters
[DAILYCALLER] Arizona Republican senator and prominent Donald Trump critic Jeff Flake
...Republican junior senator from Arizona, elected in 2012. Prior to that he was a U.S. Representative for twelve years...
believes the GOP must purge the presumptive nominee’s supporters after the election in order to survive.
But only after they've given their votes to the down-ballot Republicans, I notice. The honourable junior senator from the great state of Arizona wants to be sent back to the DC party circuit.
In an interview with The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...
published over the weekend, Flake said that many of Trump’s fans are motivated by racism and need to get the boot as soon as Trump, he hopes, goes down in flames.

"Those who want a Moslem ban, those who will disparage individuals or groups -- yes we ought to, we need to [purge]," the senator told The Times.

He cited William F. Buckley’s famous purge of John Birch Society members from mainstream conservatism as a precedent, and believes it is necessary due to Trump’s lacking performance in the polls at the moment.
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [664 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Flake is an idiot. He needs to go.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/19/2016 0:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Wherever he goes, can you see to it that he takes Romney, Kasich, Graham, and about a dozen other rinosters with him ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2016 0:09 Comments || Top||

#3  actually, senator, I suspect you will be purged first by way of primary.
Posted by: Nguard || 07/19/2016 0:11 Comments || Top||

#4  "Those who want a Moslem ban, those who will disparage individuals or groups -- yes we ought to, we need to [purge]," the senator told The Times.

I wonder if he has any idea just host hypocritical that statement is. Probably does't have a clue.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2016 1:14 Comments || Top||

#5  If the GOP isn't going to represent the people, then why did we even bother with voting?
Posted by: Slutle Snore7910 || 07/19/2016 1:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Because the other choice is worse, ?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2016 7:53 Comments || Top||

#7  "Those who want a Moslem ban, those who will disparage individuals or groups -- yes we ought to, we need to [purge]," the senator told The Times.

Vietnamese survivors, Haitian refugees, those fleeing violence in Latin America, those running from the disaster of the Obama ME debacle. When have White Europeans/South Africans been given an opportunity to come here in mass? There's a pattern of racial discrimination going on here Senator and you support it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2016 8:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Considering Trump got more Republican votes than any other nominee suggest to me that you might be the one being purged later, senator.

The base hates you. You stopped representing them. Prepare for your expulsion.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2016 8:40 Comments || Top||

#9  He's up for re-election in 2018. Purge him
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2016 8:51 Comments || Top||

#10  Look up "Bolshevik/Menshevik", Anakin.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Aptly surnamed.
Posted by: charger || 07/19/2016 11:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Why doesn't he just join the Democrats? Romney, Bush and Rubio too. Hell, Jeb, the Beest might even offer you the veep slot on her ticket.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/19/2016 11:40 Comments || Top||

#13  Liberal "Republicans".
Posted by: Percy McCoy7690 || 07/19/2016 15:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Another Erdogan wannabe, choosing his stop on the democracy train. He is a disgrace.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/19/2016 17:45 Comments || Top||

#15  How to commit political suicide? Let me count the ways....! They don't call him Flake for nothing.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/19/2016 22:11 Comments || Top||


Latino leaders switch gears, announce plans to back Trump
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Latino leaders dramatically switched gears Monday by announcing their plans to endorse Donald Trump in the wake of the recent shootings in the United States and terrorist attacks overseas -- giving the presumptive GOP presidential nominee a needed boost among minority voters ahead of his scheduled nomination this week here at the Republican National Convention.

Fourteen conservative Hispanic leaders signed a letter saying they are better off throwing their muscle behind Mr. Trump largely because Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Hamilton Fish ...
cannot be trusted, including on the issue of immigration.

"We have, therefore, decided not only to vote for Donald Trump, but to actively campaign for his candidacy," the endorsement letter reads. "Too much is at stake for America for us to remain neutral on the sidelines."

The signatories -- including Alfonso Aguilar, head of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and Massey Villareal, former president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce -- said that the Mrs. Clinton is not interested in fixing the broken immigration system, and said Mr. Trump has taken a step in the right direction by softening his immigration stance.

"We realize that much of the uproar over Trump within the Latino community has been over his comments and proposals on immigration," the letter read. "Democrats have certainly used it to pander to our community. But the reality is that Clinton cannot be trusted on immigration.

Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Took ten years to clear their ears? First secure the border, then we'll talk.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2016 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Huh? What do they think Hillary will do on immigration? Kick them all out? Hah!
Posted by: gorb || 07/19/2016 14:44 Comments || Top||


Manafort: Kasich Embarrassing Ohio by Skipping RNC
[FREEBEACON] Donald Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort said Gov. John Kasich (R.) is "embarrassing" his home state of Ohio by not attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel, broadcasting live from Cleveland, discussed the lack of star-power in the Republican National Convention lineup wth Manafort on Monday

"My very critical kind of takeaway this morning is that they couldn’t get anybody to speak," Mika Brzezinski said.

The RNC speaker line-up consists of Republican leaders such as Paul Ryan
...U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party. He proposed an alternative to President Obama's 2011 budget and made himself the target of both Democrat and Republican verbal pies...
, Newt Gingrich
...former Speaker of the House, author of the Contract with America. Gingrich gave the country welfare reform and a balanced budget and the Publicans a landslide House victory in 1994. On the downside, he has a roving eye and a loose fly, he's opinionated, and he's abrasive despite his ability to work with the other side of the political aisle...
, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), but numerous other party higher-ups are staying away.

Manafort disagreed with Brzezinski commentary. He said there are only a few Republican celebrities who will not be in attendance this week, Kasich being one of them. Kasich was one of the last men standing in the GOP primary race with Trump before bowing out in May, although the only state he won in the entire process was his own.

"Where is John Kasich?" Brzezinski asked. "He is the governor of the state."

"Kasich is the--you know what, he’s making a big mistake. He’s looking at something that is not going to happen. He’s hurting his state. He’s embarrassing his state, frankly," Manafort said.

An unhappy live audience could be heard in the background groaning at his comment.
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As I overheard on the news last night, the Dump Trump effort failed, I thought, "Too bad all those boycotters didn't show up. Their vote might have made a difference."

Too bad, so sad.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2016 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll repeat myself. Fascinating how many 'Republicans' and as for so many of the 'Democrats' are anti-democratic. They reveal themselves to be who they are this time around. Never forget.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2016 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Kasich embarrasses us here in Ohio simply by being Governor. I would hardly refer to him as a "Republican celebrity". For many of us, he has not turned out to be the man we thought we elected.
Posted by: GORT || 07/19/2016 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Mika's a Dem tool and idiot, just like Dad
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2016 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Who knew so many of the leadership were teenage girls in old men's bodies?
Posted by: charger || 07/19/2016 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  An unhappy live audience could be heard in the background groaning at his comment.

Only a crowd of libs would attend Morning Joe, so, moans are to be expected.

Kasich is a twit. He has made a mess of the Ohio education system, making teachers into data collectors. Teaching to the tests out of Washington instead to teaching reading, writing and math skills.

His political career is over in Ohio, unless it's with the Dems. It was over before the convention, he is just too much of a fool to realize it.
Posted by: jvalentour || 07/19/2016 15:01 Comments || Top||

#7 
His political career is over in Ohio, unless it's with the Dems. It was over before the convention, he is just too much of a fool to realize it.


Yeah. I forgot to mention Kasich in my comment above on the Jeff Flake story. Along with Flake, Romney, Bush, and Rubio, Kaskich should also come out of the closet and join the Democrats. Now that I'm at it, Lindsey Graham should come out of the closet. That way they can be free to be who they really are and they'll feel much better. They're all crybabies and losers and the Republican party would be better off without them.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/19/2016 16:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Governor Kasich may not be the kind of Republican y'all would prefer, but he definitely is not a Democrat, either old style or new. What he has been able to accomplish here in Ohio has been constrained by the fact that it is a strongly purple state, as much owned by the union/Party machine Democrats of the north as by the conservative Republicans of the south. He's had to thread between those two poles, and would have been able to do a great deal more, had he succeeded in breaking the unions when he tried.

The thing is, his opponent for governor is an old fashioned Ohio Democrat true believer. Imperfect Kasich is a much better bet, in my opinion.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2016 17:30 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 Who knew so many of the leadership were teenage girls in old men's bodies?

That's a winner!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/19/2016 18:22 Comments || Top||


Gop Kicks Off Convention With Nod To 'Troubling Times'
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Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Speaking of the convention what's with the plaigarism?

Not just plagiarism but plagiarising Michelle Obama. That can't be an accident. I've always believed Trump was in it to get Hillary elected and now I think it may be playing out in front out eyes.
Posted by: jpal || 07/19/2016 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually, when Trumpster went mainstream and became the candidate, his plans for a third party run went sideways, now he wants the desk and to hell with Hillary.
Posted by: Mystic || 07/19/2016 11:48 Comments || Top||

#3  She said she didn't, jpal. There just aren't that many things that future first ladies can say unless they are Eleanor Roosevelt. I have to wonder who made the claim, and whether this is a neutral party or a Democratic operative with a byline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2016 11:56 Comments || Top||

#4  You don't have to wonder: Jarrett Hill, writes for the Guardian.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/19/2016 12:16 Comments || Top||

#5  The Guardian? Then we can assume a a great deal about her, the best of which is that she writes grammatically correct prose, properly spelt, and holds all the approved opnions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2016 12:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Michelle and Melania's speeches were written by speech writers. Maybe they were just recycling prose.

Words are just words after all, Obumbles said so.

/sarc
Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122 || 07/19/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Thecampaign said Monday night's speech was written by a "team of writers" who had spoken with Mrs. Trump about her life experiences and included fragments that reflected her thinking.

Coulda been a Beest plant in the writers guild.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||



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