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The public is losing appetite for harsh marijuana law sentencing

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Depending on what state you live in, if you are arrested with a small amount of marijuana, you can either get a citation or a long prison sentence. In states were marijuana possession is legal, there are still federal laws on the books that could land an offender in the federal penitentiary. There’s been significant movement on the state levelin Washington and Colorado, states that legalized the sale of marijuana this year, and…

Growing Up in Prison: What I’ve Learned During My Eight Years of Incarceration

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Often I read articles and essays about the experiences of prisoners and their families. The tales are harrowing and heartbreaking. Mothers worry about the safety of their sons. Fathers concern themselves with not who, but what will come walking out the prison gates upon the termination of their child’s incarceration. And prisoners, well, while they are fairly vocal when first entering prison, this drive to communicate seems to dim, and…

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

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A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced two years after pleading guilty to plying young men with methamphetamine in exchange for sexual favors. The 71-year-old was once named the nation’s top sheriff and won…

A man is doing life in prison for loaning his car to his roommate

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By: Krystle Crossman Ryan Holle from Florida has been a model citizen his entire life. He has never had a run-in with the law, has a clean arrest record, and yet he is in prison for life without any chance of parole for pre-meditated murder. At the time of the alleged crime Holle was at home sleeping in bed. Thanks to our justice system and the Felony Murder Rule, Holle…

Malyasian Airliner Goes Missing

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger As an international search and rescue mission trolls the Gulf of Thailand in search of missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370, a vast multi-national investigation has begun looking into four potential suspects who may have acted to crash the plane. Flight 370 with 239 passengers disappeared early Saturday morning, according to various news reports. The Malaysian government said that as many as four travelers on the plane…

Homeless Man Has A Big Payday

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A magician and YouTube prankster who goes by Rahat decided to donate $1,000 to a local homeless man. But he did it on camera, by pranking the man, whose name is Eric. After getting a bogus ticket and prepping the store clerk to say it was a winner, Rahat approached Eric who sat on the street corner. “Listen man, I don’t really have any money to…

50 Years Later, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Civil Rights Strategies Are Still Valid

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A key adviser for President Lyndon Baines Johnson, told the USA TODAY that their effort pushed through historic legislation that continues to impact society fifty years later. Joseph Califano, who served as domestic policy adviser for the Johnson Administration, discussed several topics including current politics in a wide-ranging interview. He said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made an enormous difference in history. “Remember, before the…

20 Year Revenge Plot Ends With Forgiveness

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By Nigel Boys William Little, who spent 10 years behind bars for the kιlling of Terrence Brice in Philadelphia, 25 years ago, has also spent many years in fear of what his victim’s brother, Lamont Hatton, might do in revenge. Even after Little’s release from prison, while he was working at a barbershop in the city, he was continually aware that Hatton might be waiting for the right time to…

CAPTURED: World’s Most Wanted Mexican Drug Lord

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By David Bloodsaw U.S. and Mexican officials have finally captured the elusive leader of the largest Mexican drug cartel – Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman reports the L.A. Times. Guzman is the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, the oldest and richest of all the cartels. He was captured in a hotel at a seaside resort in Mazatlan. El Chapo was taken into custody without incident and will be transported to Mexico…

Woman Raped in Dubai, then Gets Charged with Having Sexx Outside of Marriage

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You never really know what’s going to happen when you take a vacation.  A woman found that a visit to the middle east might be tough, since women’s rights just aren’t the same as they are here. An Austrian woman, who is believed to be Muslim, reportedly went to a party in Dubai where alcohol had been served.  She says that she was approached by a man of Yemeni descent,…

Justin Bieber arrested on suspicion of DUI

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  What in the world is wrong with Justin Bieber?  A lot of people are asking this question after a series of very bizarre actions have led him to lose his good boy image.  Being a bad boy is one thing, but it’s not good to be a bad boy in prison.  If he doesn’t get it together, it looks like Justin might lose everything he has going for him….

Mother Given 40 Years in Prison for Putting Bleach In Her Infant Daughter’s Eyes

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A mom is in big trouble for doing something that no good parent would ever do.  Jennifer Mothershead was convicted last month for putting bleach in the eyes of her infant daughter.  The mother was charged and convicted of first degree assault of a child and sentenced to 40 years in prison for her behavior. The 14-month old girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a head injury, bruising…

Lead Official in India says Rape Can’t Be Prevented so Enjoy It

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by Barry Burch Jr. You know, there is a such thing as being too bold.   Now somebody tell the police in India that. A senior officer in India has to apologize for his forward statement in which he said that rape was a lot like unlicensed betting.  He said that because the two cannot be prevented, they should be enjoyed. Pause . . . better yet, just stop Mr. Policeman. In…

North Korea Reportedly Executed Dozens of People for Watching Foreign Movies

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It is said that the regime in North Korea is so oppressive that they expect the citizens to worship their leaders as gods.  Christianity is certainly outlawed there and most outside influence is kept out of the country.  A story from the UK Telegraph might add some merit to the fear that people have of the country.  It is being reported that there were a series of public executions of…

In a Rare Sentencing, Prosecutor Will Go to Jail For Wrongful Convictions

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In Texas this past Friday, a former prosecutor by the name of Judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence which resulted in sending an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for killing his wife. As Anderson prosecuted the case, he withheld evidence that would have cleared Morton in the case of murdering his wife. The most important piece of evidence included a statement from the crime’s…