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Roger Stone, Jeffrey Epstein and justice denied

Roger Stone was recently convicted in federal court on seven felony charges, stemming from the since-closed Russian collusion investigation. Stone's main crime was lying to Congress about who he had, or had not, spoken to about Russia. By the time Stone's trial began in Washington, nobody was talking about WikiLeaks anymore. Nobody cared. Yet prosecutors continued as if it were 2017. For lying about something now irrelevant, they argued that Roger Stone should spend up to 50 years in prison, the rest of his life. At the very moment prosecutors were making that case – that Stone's misstatements ought to be a death penalty offense – Congressman Adam Schiff was busy lying to the rest of us about new things, some that actually matter. Schiff didn't seem worried about lying. He knows he'll never be prosecuted for it. In Washington, dishonesty is strictly a one-way offense.

Yet despite the irony of all this, Stone was convicted. Official Washington cheered. "Rot in hell!" they screamed on Twitter. What's interesting about the response to Stone's case – both from federal prosecutors and the conventional media – is how much harsher it was than anything that greeted convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein. When Epstein was released from his first prison term, he hosted a dinner at his home with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, former NBC host Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, Woody Allen, CBS's Charlie Rose, British Prince Andrew and many others. Do you think Stephanopoulos would consider having dinner at Stone's house? Of course not. That would be immoral. FBI officials, apparently, agree.

You'll remember what happened when Stone was arrested. Dozens of federal agents with automatic weapons, armored vehicles and a helicopter descended on his home in a middle-class part of Fort Lauderdale and rousted the 66-year-old and his wife from bed at rifle point. Just to make sure the event inflicted maximum humiliation, the feds tipped off CNN, which was there to capture the whole thing live. That's how our government treated a man facing perjury charges.

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No Justice in the Land- a case of 4 innocent sailors and corrupt prosecutors!

This case is a study in FALSE PROSECUTION BEFORE TRUMP.  These prosecutors should be in jail. I have watched this story evolve for many years now, and EVERYONE (including DNA Evidence experts) knew these men were not guilty. SO DID PROSECUTORS! Justice in America is not about guilt or innocence, but piling up convictions at any cost!  Trump is going through this NOW!  YOU MAY BE NEXT!  God warned us that in our time, "there is no justice in the Land," says the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  And there isn't!

Settlement reached in infamous 'Norfolk Four' case

The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay (from left to right) Eric Wilson, Danial Williams, Joseph Dick and Derek Tice $4.9million to the sailors and the state agreed to pay $3.5million. The four sailors were convicted in 1997 rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko (inset). DNA evidence linked another man, Omar Ballard, to the crimes. Three of the men were granted conditional pardons in 2009 but their convictions remained on the books. Wilson had failed to get his conviction overturned in court because he had already completed his sentence when he brought the challenge. The men have long said they confessed only after being intimidated by police. Their case was championed by multi-million selling author John Grisham, (inset, bottom right).


Less religion means less civilization – and freedom

By Jerry Newcombe

image from i2.wp.comPew stated: "More than eight-in-ten members of the Silent Generation (those born between 1928 and 1945) describe themselves as Christians (84%), as do three-quarters of Baby Boomers (76%). In stark contrast, only half of Millennials (49%) describe themselves as Christians; four-in-ten are religious 'nones,' and one-in-ten Millennials identify with non-Christian faiths."

Some scholars, like Byron Johnson of Baylor, object that some Americans described as "nones" actually attend non-denominational churches, but are misclassified as if they are unbelievers.

In 1798, Timothy Dwight, the president of Yale, warned, "Where there is no religion, there is no morality. … With the loss of religion…the security of life, liberty and property are buried in ruins."

The scary thing about Christianity losing influence in society is what it means to morality in America – and thus to freedom. As William Penn once noted, "If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants."

Yet our cultural elites do so much to banish any vestiges of religion in the public square.

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A Florida county declared itself a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary.'

image from static-24.sinclairstoryline.comIn a unanimous decision, the Lake County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring it self a "Second Amendment Sanctuary" this month.

The central Florida county is the latest municipality in the United States to pass a measure vowing to protect its residents from attempts at gun control.
Cities and counties in Illinois, Colorado and California also have proclaimed themselves sanctuaries, saying they won't enforce state laws that infringe on residents' right to bear arms.
The jurisdictions say the declarations -- a riff on "sanctuary cities" that protect immigrants -- are in response to gun control measures, including red flag laws and gun buyback programs, that they say violate the Second Amendment.

You even tried to get nude pictures of Trump: Devin Nunes blast hearings

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes claimed Democrats are obsessed with trying to get nude photos of Donald Trump and proving collusion with Russia

Devin Nunes on Wednesday led the Republican defense of Donald Trump in the first public impeachment hearing, charging Democrats with being obsessed with claims the president colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.  

He also charged Democrats tried to get nude photos of the president and brought up the infamous, unproven Steele dossier that claimed the Russians had blackmail material on Trump.

'We are asked to simply forget about Democrats on this committee falsely claiming they had more than circumstantial evidence of collusion, between President Trump and Russians,' the Republican congressman from California said in his opening statement. 


Wrongly convicted man, 49, who spent 11 years in prison for a string of armed robberies is exonerated

Ruben Martinez Jr., right, and his wife, Maria, left, talk to reporters at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles, on Tuesday. Martinez walked from Los Angeles Superior Court a free man after prosecutors reviewed his unwavering claim of innocence and agreed he had been wronged

A man who spent 11 years in prison for a series of Los Angeles armed robberies he didn't commit has been exonerated Tuesday after prosecutors agreed he had been wrongly convicted.

A courtroom erupted in applause as Ruben Martinez Jr. was found innocent and walked free from Los Angeles Superior Court.

A jubilant Martinez, 49, said his prayers had been answered and he was not a bitter man. He thanked his wife, Maria, for not only standing by him but pursuing his freedom vigorously.

'I did not do this time by myself,' Martinez said after the short court hearing, KABC reported. 'My family did time. My wife did time with me, did the 11 years with me. I couldn't do it on my own, on my own strength. It was God's strength that got me through this.'     MORE>>>>


Gun Owners: Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Pictures of Your Firearms on Social Media

image from media.townhall.comIt's no secret that technology plays an important role in our lives. Almost every single aspect of our life is ruled by technology, from smart phones to computers and the internet. That's why it's not surprising to know that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on gun owners' firearms. 

According to The Firearms Blog (TFB), the two tech giants are scanning users' pictures to look for serial numbers. They're then creating an index of every person's firearms based on the image scans. If you've posted a picture of your firearm on a social networking site and didn't smear out the serial number, chances are it's indexed on Google images. Simply type in the serial number in quotes and search images. What comes up?

The guys at TFB went through their image library and found images of various firearms and silencers where the serial number is clearly visible. They then typed it into Google and viola! Every image from their website showed up in the image results.    MORE


Judge OKs attacks on major Christian ministry as 'hate group'

WAR ON CHRISTIANS CONTINUES in American Courts

It seems, according to a federal judge's decision protecting the Southern Poverty Law Center's practice of labeling Christian organizations as "hate groups," that just about anyone can be labeled a "hate group."

Judge Myron H. Thompson found that the definitions of "hate group" vary so widely that the slam is protected by the First Amendment, even if it causes harm.

The ruling came in a case brought by D. James Kennedy Ministries against SPLC, which routinely labels anyone who disagrees with its pro-transgender, pro-homosexual, pro-abortion agenda as a hater or "hate group."

In fact, the ministry, which is appealing the ruling, had been prevented from participating in an online donation program because of the label.

But "the term 'hate group,'" Thompson wrote, "has no single, commonly understood meaning."

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DEA AGENTS Vs THE US CONSTITUTION!

If you are a true Conservative or Populist or Liberal this should HORRIFY YOU!  These are modern day Highway robbers who can keep your cash- if they just think it's from drugs. The Amtrak secretary had amassed $854,460 from the DEA for his work snitching on riders.

image from theintercept.imgix.netFEW HOURS characteristically behind schedule, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolls into Albuquerque, New Mexico.Two plainclothes agents come aboard the train on a rainy day in March 2019.

One agent walks to the back of the aisle in the first coach car and waits, quietly observing. The other is tasked with getting people to talk and open their bags. His name is Jarrell, or Jay, Perry, and he’s done it hundreds of times before.

More problematically, Perry has been captured on surveillance footage boarding empty Greyhound buses and pulling bags out of the checked luggage bin. One clip captures him pressing on a bag so aggressively that he appears to be tackling it. But he stops short of opening the bag, which would be blatantly unconstitutional. Several people that Perry has seized cash from insist that they are not drug couriers and, in fact, were never criminally charged as such, though that didn’t help them get their money back.

Perry is not the only cop riding the rails. His tactics offer a case study in how law enforcement targets mass transit in the war on drugs, generating thousands of busts and a steady stream of revenue from seized assets.

In 2006, an Armenian couple described officers growing belligerent during a trip on the Southwest Chief the previous year when the couple was hesitant to agree to a bag search at Albuquerque. The couple said that the agents then pulled out Diana Arutinova’s bras and underwear from her bag, while making jokes, and threw clothing and shoes from her luggage onto the floor. Edgar Manukian demanded the officers’ names.

“You want my name? What are you gonna do about it, asshole?” Perry allegedly responded. Arutinova stepped between the men and said Perry then grabbed her by the arm and shook her so hard that her head struck the wall several times, not letting go until she screamed. Her arm was bruised from where he grabbed her, she later claimed in federal court. The ACLU of New Mexico that year helped the couple file a lawsuit against the United States government, Perry, and two other cops. (The ACLU of New Mexico’s Simonson says they later reached an out-of court settlement with the DEA.)

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TUCKER: AFTER ‘DESTROYING AND DEGRADING RURAL AMERICA,’ WALMART NOW WANTS TO LECTURE THEM ABOUT GUNS

Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused retail giant Walmart of “destroying and degrading rural America,” then turning around and lecturing them about “how immoral they are for daring to protect themselves with firearms.”

Wednesday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” intro was a reaction to Walmart’s recent decision to stop selling certain kinds of ammunition in its stores.

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My View- Gun Control Laws Kill

English: Current Status of Shall Issue Laws in...English: Current Status of Shall Issue Laws in America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bob Barney

It's about time Americans face up to the real cause of mass killings in America, and who is really responsible for the deaths in Aurora, Newtown, and San Bernardino, and now Virginia Beach- it's politicians, and the liberals who brought us gun control. We have been lied to by those who themselves are protected by people carrying guns. Does Chuck Schumer have armed body guards? How about nancy Pelosi, or President Obama? You know the answer.

 

The fact is that the same people taking away your constitutional right to bare arms, are protected by guns themselves. There are over 20,000 gun laws and regulations on the books in the USA. If those laws haven't made America safe by now, why should we think that one or two new laws would work?

 

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Legalize Milk, Real Milk

An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.

Mark Thorton
Lew Rockwell

Got Milk?

Most Americans think they drink milk on a regular basis. In fact, virtually all these people are consuming pasteurized milk, not milk. Milk in its natural state – raw milk – is consumed by very few Americans, because it is illegal in many states and thoroughly discouraged by federal health organizations, regulators, and the Big Dairy lobby.

Raw milk is prohibited in Canada and Australia, although raw milk and raw-milk products are legal almost everywhere else. In fact, in countries with the best cuisines, such as France, raw milk and raw-milk products are considered the high-quality choice.

Judge Nearly Throws Out Case Against Former Michael Flynn Associate On Trial For Alleged Turkish Lobbying

A federal judge Thursday came close to throwing out charges against a former Michael Flynn business partner on trial in Virginia, saying the government had presented “very circumstantial” and “very speculative” evidence during its presentation of the case.

Speaking after prosecutors wrapped up their case against former Flynn associate Bijan Rafiekian, Judge Anthony Trenga said there were “substantial issues” with the government’s evidence, The Washington Post reported.


Shocking Plain Truth Report: Rapists with Badges

Women have a 1.5 times more chance to be raped by a cop than by the entire male US population!

Police Departments Ignore Rampant Sexual Assault by Officers

By Bob Barney

image from yournation.orgAccording to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers were accused of sexual assault at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal. The rate of accusations for the general public is 28.7 per 100,000 general public.  When corrected for gender these numbers tell us that there are 1.5 times more accusations of sexual assualt among  male law enforcement officers than among the general male population.  The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific police bootlicker. In just the last month, several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news. (source).

The Plain Truth has uncovered a shocking expose of facts on just how horrible the situation has become.  No longer are American policemen the bastion of decency and moralism.  There was a time, wIn-Texhen any child, woman or man in trouble could depend that the person that they could run to in times of trouble wore a blue uniform and carried a badge. No longer. We have reported the multitude of unnecsseray police assaults, shootings and brutality that most patriotic Americans simply will not face up to.  They watch the glorification of the police force on Fox News, and anyone willing to call attention to the problem are branded anti-American liberals.  I am not liberal, I am more conservative than any personality on Fox News, but I do see brutality and unconstitutional acts of policemen when I see them! Unfortunately, I see these stories every day.

A Miami-Dade police officer, was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation for fondling teenage girls during a traffic stop. A former Fredericktown, Missouri police captain and Boy Scout leader, Kenneth D. Tomlinson II, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms plus 22 years for sexual contact with two boys, beginning when they were 11.  A Houston Police Officer, Abraham Joseph, has been charged with an aggravated sexual assault that allegedly occurred while he was on duty. Officer Joseph has been accused of handcuffing a woman and then raping her on the trunk of his patrol car. The city of Charlotte, North Carolina will pay a 17 year old victim of former police officer Marcus Jackson, $350,000 to settle her lawsuit against the city.  Jackson is now serving a two year sentence for sexually assaulting six women while on duty. Click here for the link citing a half dozen other incidents of brutal sexual crimes women and boys.

Why Cops Often Get Away With Rape:

 

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VIRGINIA BEACH DEMONSTRATES THE FAILURE OF GUN CONTROL

BY: Erich Pratt - executive director of Gun Owners of America, a gun rights organization representing more than two million gun owners.

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The calls for more gun control are in full swing.

Following the Virginia Beach mass shooting last Friday, Democrat presidential hopefuls are lining up to restrict the rights of honest Americans and to shred the Second Amendment.

The comments from socialist Bernie Sanders are typical. In the aftermath of the shooting, he blasted the gun lobby for “controlling Congress” and called for more “gun safety legislation” as the panacea for every societal ill. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam followed with his own calls for specific gun restrictions.

But in the midst of all the hyperbole, there was one inadvertent admission. The chief of police in Virginia Beach — a gun control advocate himself — admitted that additional gun control would not have made a difference.

Here’s why Chief James Cervera is right on this point.

 

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Congressman: Jail the leaders of the COUP!

Brooks: Federal Employees Engaging in ‘Coup D’etat’ Against Trump Should Be Caught, Jailed ‘to the Maximum Term Allowed’

(Jeff Poor/Breitbart News)

During an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s “The Dale Jackson Show” on WVNN, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) called for the aggressive pursuit of those that made “false statement” that led to the Department of Justice special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.


FACEBOOK CO-FOUNDER SAYS THE POWER MARK ZUCKERBERG WIELDS IS “UNPRECEDENTED AND UN-AMERICAN”

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes warns in a New York Times op-ed that the power Mark Zuckerberg is “unprecedented” and un-American”.

Hughes is calling for Facebook to be broken up, but despite brazen censorship of conservatives actually believes that the platform’s algorithm has helped populist political movements.

“I’m disappointed in myself and the early Facebook team for not thinking more about how the News Feed algorithm could change our culture, influence elections and empower nationalist leaders,” wrote Hughes.   MORE

 


"Q Anon" Donald Trump and Conspiracy Theories

Have you heard about Q yet? (Don't feel bad, many haven't and here is what you need to know)

 written by Jennifer Rae

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Q is all-the-buzz.

Q allegedly is an anonymous team of people on the world-wide-web who report on the corruption of the deep state and how the cabal is being dismantled by President Trump and his administration.

There is a lot of controversy over whether Q is real or not or even connected to our President in any way. There is even speculation by Q followers that Q could actually be POTUS communicating with us at times, hence the signature of Q+on special, occasional “Q Drops”. Drops are posts or pertinent messages by Q in sort of a Cliff Notes style format.

Q has a huge following in spite of being a highly tendentious entity. Whether you find yourself hooked on Q or still rolling the concept around of such an ingenious, alternative ‘newzie’way the President might be communicating with We the People one thing cannot be denied, there is a whole lot of Satanism being practiced in the world and Q has a lot to say about that! In turn, so do those with allegiance to Q. People are impassioned and some finding renewed purpose in their lives to help expose the truths Q keeps pointing everyone to.

The evidence is mounting of connections to Satanic/Luciferian pagan rituals and pedophilia practices amongst the elite and uber-elite. These depraved individuals are actually being arrested and are singing like canaries, outing those in their circles who are guilty of similar crimes. Do the names Weiner, Weinstein, NXIVM and Alison Mack ring any bells? How about Epstein Island? Pizzagate? And How about all of the priests that are being exposed for their crimes against young boys, defrocked and brought up on charges? Another huge win for this administration early this year was the dismantling of a human trafficking site called Backpage.com. It just doesn’t stop there as the list goes on and on. What a significant time for humanity as it does seem we are living in a state of greater awareness.

 

You see, Q is about “The Great Awakening” and the “Patriots fight”. These are two main vision statements of this mysterious Q entity. Q initiates the difficult conversations about the depravity looming around us and quite honestly some of what is surfacing is outright sickening. Q seems to motivate the decent patriotic American to press forward no matter how uncomfortable the information makes one feel.

 

Did I mention that Q is extremely popular? People are moving and shaking the internet earth to break the latest Q drops. When Q mentions a government employee or a leader of another country, a man of the cloth or even a Hollywood actor you can be sure an army of dedicated truth defenders and researchers called “Anons” are on the task of a thorough investigation. The whirlwind of information gathered and shared can be overwhelming as there are hundreds of YouTube channels dedicated to the sinister findings of Q. On any given day head on over to Twitter or Facebook and you will find tens of thousands of threads discussing all things Q.

One very important statement that has been repeated by Q is, "Symbolism will be their downfall”.

On the “Chan” board on the world-wide-web is where you will find the existence of Q. Today there are just over 2200 Q-Drops since October 28, 2017. One resource that pulls the Drops into an easy to view format is https://qmap.pub/

In Drop 1953  you will see featured a Nazi swastika with The Imperial Eagle, both symbols adopted and joined together by the Germans used to denote communism and the Hitler Youth. We also see a mirrored image of the 1933 Communist Party flag that the modern day terrorist group Antifa proudly parades around the globe with.

In Drop 1954 you will see a sequence of photos: 1) a Nazi/Communist pin of the Hammer and Sickle, then 2) a photo of Pope Francis admiring a larger version of said hammer and sickle with Jesus hanging from a cross. If you look closely you can see that is the same symbol in medallion form hanging around his neck and you will see the same Imperial Eagle/Swastika as well. In addition, 3) a photo of Gloria Vanderbilt wearing a very similar styled necklace as the pope. It seems it may be a Guatemalan Charm Necklace and the specific charms are called “Milagros”. The word “Milagro” means “miracle or offering”.

 

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Netflix paid NOTHING in federal or state taxes in 2018

Big Business is as evil as Big Government - BOTH along with Big Media, and Globalist are the Deep State!

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The company didn't pay a dime in state or federal income taxes last year despite posting its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018 of $845 million, a new report says

Netflix didn't pay a cent in state or federal income taxes last year, despite posting its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018 of $845million, according to a new report.

In addition, the streaming giant reported a $22 million federal tax rebate, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). 

Senior fellow at ITEP Matthew Gardner said corporations like Netflix, which has its headquarters in Los Gatos, California, are still 'exploiting loopholes' and called the figures 'troubling'.

Netflix says they paid $131 million in taxes in 2018 and this is declared in financial documents. But Gardner says this figure relates to taxes paid abroad, according to a separate part of their statements.   

Gardner added: 'Fortunately, however, there is another, more complete geographic disclosure of income tax payments. 

'The notes to the financial statements have a detailed section on income taxes. And what this tells us is that all of the income taxes Netflix paid in 2018 were foreign taxes. Zero federal income taxes, zero state income taxes in the US.' 

Gardner said the public is now 'getting its first hard look at how corporate tax law changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected the tax-paying habits of corporations'.

He said: 'With a record number of subscribers, the company's profit last year equaled its haul in the previous four years put together. When hugely profitable corporations avoid tax, that means smaller businesses and working families must make up the difference.' 

 
Netflix, which has just announced a price hike, now has 139 million subscribers

President Donald Trump promised 'the biggest tax cut, the biggest reform of all time' and said 'the numbers will speak' for themselves when he signed the bill in December 2017.

The GOP argued their tax overhaul plan would mean middle class Americans will get a big tax cut and see their wages go up because of a slash on the rate paid by corporations.

But Gardner argued 'many corporations are still able to exploit loopholes and avoid paying the statutory tax rate—only now, that rate is substantially lower'.

He added: 'Netflix appears to be every bit as unaffected by corporate tax laws now as it was before President Trump's 'reform'. 

'This is especially troubling because Netflix is precisely the sort of company that should be paying its fair share of income taxes.'


Manufactured Crisis — HPV, Hype and Horror

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  • While the cervical cancer rate in the U.S. is 12 per 100,000, by Merck’s own admission, Gardasil may cause 2,300 serious adverse events per 100,000
  • Many of the more serious side effects of Gardasil vaccination are immune-based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting something is causing the immune system to overreact in a detrimental way, sometimes fatally
  • One of the leading theories is that the aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil is causing it to be excessively reactive. Data show Gardasil is several times more reactive than any other vaccine on the market
  • Trial data from Merck shows Gardasil may increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination
  • As of 2018, about 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed, and about 4,170 will die from it. If you get regular Pap smears, your chance of dying from cervical cancer is 0.00002 percent

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Supreme Court Takes Major NRA Second Amendment Case from New York

Supreme Court Takes Major NRA Second Amendment Case from New York

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted review in the first Second Amendment case in almost a decade, a case supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and perhaps signaling what to expect from the new membership of the Supreme Court.

New York City law forbids residents from owning any handguns without a permit, and that permit allows the holder to possess guns only in their home or en route to or from one of seven shooting ranges in the city. A gun owner cannot transport a firearm outside the home for any other purpose, even if it is unloaded and locked in a case in the trunk of a car.

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and several of its members sued in federal court, arguing that this regulation is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Takes Major NRA Second Amendment Case from New York

 


PROSECUTOR: MY COLLEAGUES COERCE INNOCENT PEOPLE — LIKE FLYNN — TO PLEAD GUILTY EVERY DAY

1Countless people, including a former federal prosecutor, seem oblivious to one of the greatest abuses, outrages, and tragedies of our criminal justice system: innocent people are forced to plead guilty every day.

Indeed, the Innocence Project alone has exonerated 31 people who spent a combined 150 years in prison on guilty pleas. That is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

This horrific injustice is solely attributable to the unchecked power of prosecutors who now function as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner. They have unfettered discretion, no supervision, no limits, and most federal judges defer to them at every turn.   MORE

There are two judges who I know do not simply defer. One is Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the judicial hero of my book who will preside tomorrow over the proceedings against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.