Category Archives: Legal System

Congratulation Mr. President, Now Can You Compromise withe Republicans on the Fiscal Cliff

I know it a little late but congratulation Mr. President, Can we compromise with the Republicans on the fiscal cliff. $16 Trillion is ENOUGH we must not ruin your children and my niece and nephew and their eventual children’s’ future. America cannot afford of debt.

Riots Broke out in London Over Police Shooting

It’s a Violent four days in Tottenham in North London as people rioted over the shooting of a man by Metropolitan (London) Police. From the A.P.via My Way News:

New unrest erupted on north London’s streets late Sunday, a day after rioting and looting in a deprived area amid community anger over a fatal police shooting.

Police deployed extra officers on London’s streets to prevent a repeat of Saturday’s violence in north London’s Tottenham area, which appeared to be quiet Sunday night.

But disturbances broke out in Enfield, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Tottenham. TV footage showed riot and mounted police patrolling the streets, and there were also images of smashed shop windows, and police with dogs detaining at least one man.

A peaceful protest against the killing of a 29-year-old man in Tottenham degenerated into a Saturday night rampage, with rioters torching a double-decker bus, destroying patrol cars and trashing a shopping mall in the nearby Wood Green district.

The death Black British man identified as Mark Duggan 29, father of four in Tottenham by Police:

The protest against the death of Mark Duggan, a father of four who was gunned down in disputed circumstances Thursday, was initially peaceful. But it got ugly as between 300 and 500 people gathered around Tottenham’s police station. Some protesters filled bottles with gasoline to throw at police lines, others confronted officers with makeshift weapons – including baseball bats and bars – and attempted to storm the station.

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Blago Found Guilty on 17 Counts

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevioch found guilty of attempted selling the Seat of then  US Senate Barrack Obama(D). From WMAQ-TV/HD “NBC5 News”:

Rod Blagojevich was originally charged with 24 counts. During the second trial, the prosecution pared the counts to 20. What follows is a run down of the charges and the verdict for each.

  • Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown-NO VERDICT
  • Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 13-Bribery related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown-NO VERDICT
  • Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown-NOT GUILTY
  • Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
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PA Teachers to Sue Told By Principal They Can’t Teach Black Kids

Four Philadelphia school teachers are suing the School District of Philadelphia after a principal said White teachers cannot teach black students. From AP via Yahoo News:

Four white Philadelphia teachers filed federal race-bias lawsuits that accuse a black principal of creating a hostile work environment and suggesting they were unfit to teach black children.

The teachers work at a predominantly black elementary school that has a recent history of racial tension. Their lawsuits say that a former principal had them read an article that said “white teachers do not have the ability to teach African-American students.”

The teachers also allege that the principal, Charles Ray III, and others undermined their work by reprimanding them, randomly changing their room assignments and letting black teachers ignore rules that their white counterparts had to follow. Ray also retaliated when they filed union grievances, they said.

“Charles Ray III consistently stated that he had a relationship with top school officials indicating that his conduct was part of an approved policy or was part of a pattern of practices sanctioned and supported by `higher authority,'” the suits allege.

The teachers — Nicole Boyd, Debra McKibben Marenbach, Colleen Yarnell and Marta Ciccimaro — filed the lawsuits last week, demanding more than $150,000 each. Courthouse News Service first reported on the complaints Tuesday.

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Republicans Throws Down The Budget Gauntlet $5 Trillion Over Ten Years

The US $14 Trillion Debt will be trimmed by $5.8 Trillion over the next 10 years if the GOP have their way.   The proposed 2012 Budget bill make major changes to Medicaid, Medicare and other programs. The plan by Representative Paul Ryan(R) Wisconsin and former Clinton Administration Budget Director Alice Rivlin.  If the budget is approved it would go into effect October 2011.From Reuters:

Surprise! Unemployment is 8.8 Percent says Labor Department But Gallup says it 10 Percent! HUH????

On Friday Dueling unemployment reports find unemployment is shrinking which is good news. But not everyone happy. The Department of Labor says March 2011 Unemployment fell to its lowest record 8.8 percent . That equals to 216,000 people found work. The last time unemployment was at 8.8 was in height of the recession in 2009. From AP via Yahoo Finance News:

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in two years in March, and the outlook is brightening as major companies plan to add more jobs.

Increased hiring cut the unemployment rate to 8.8 percent — an encouraging sign for the unemployed and for President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects.

Still, the job gains haven’t led many people who stopped looking for work during the recession to start again. Fewer than two-thirds of American adults are either working or looking for work — the lowest participation rate in 25 years.

The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the government said Friday. Factories, retailers, the education and health care sectors, and professional and financial services all expanded payrolls. Those gains offset layoffs by local governments, construction and telecommunications.

But Gallup says if you add the underemployed and the long-term unemployed who gave up the unemployment rate is still at  10% range.  From Gallup Organization:

Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 10.0% in March — down from 10.2% in mid-March and 10.3% at the end of February, but above the 9.8% at the end of January. U.S. unemployment was 10.4% at the end of March a year ago.

Underemployment remains stubbornly high at 19.3%:

Underemployment combines part-time workers wanting full-time work with those who are unemployed. Both groups’ readings fell in March; consequently, underemployment also fell, to 19.3% from 19.9% in mid-March and at the end of February. Underemployment was more than a full percentage point higher one year ago.

While the numbers are falling inflation on the rise and the housing market continues in shambles. The country is upside down.

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Wisconsin Governor Does End Run Publishes Collective Barganing Law Takes Affect

Wisconsin Governor  Scott Walker(R) has order the publishing of the new collective bargaining law on Friday so the law would take effect; despite an injunction by a Dane County Judge. From ABC News:

Wisconsin officials couldn’t agree Friday about whether an explosive law taking away nearly all public worker collective bargaining rights was about to take effect after a nonpartisan legislative bureau published it despite a court order blocking implementation.

The head of the Legislative Reference Bureau that made the move Friday afternoon, as well as a nonpartisan attorney for the Legislature, said the action was merely procedural. But Republican legislative leaders, who encouraged the bureau’s action, insisted it meant the law would take effect Saturday.

Gov. Scott Walker’s office, meanwhile, would issue only a vague statement saying simply that the administration planned to carry out the law as required.