Tag Archive: Law/Crime

Taking Care of the Womens

Fresh off the story of a Saudi cleric paying only a fine for murdering his 5 y/o daughter (he thought she might not be a virgin), we have this story:

A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.

Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware

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In the a liberal utopian bastion where the murder rate is higher than in Afghanistan and the liberals have made it impossible for law abiding citizens without the right connections to them to own any kind of firearms, we now get this unbelievable news:

CHICAGO (CBS) – Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property,

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Kopel on Pelosi

You really should read Dave Kopel’s (PDF) prepared testimony for yesterday’s hearing on the assault weapons ban. It’s absolutely devastating to the case for it, showing that it is nebulous, far-reaching and likely to be ineffective at best.

“Doing something” is the slogan for politicians who seek merely to exploit terrible crimes for self-serving purposes. “Doing something effective” is the approach of people who want to save lives and protect the public, especially children.


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Another Victory for the IJ

My favorite organization has won again:

When prosecutors tried to seize his family’s Tewksbury motel where drug incidents had been reported, Russ Caswell couldn’t believe the feds had the right to take a property from someone who was never charged with a crime.

Well, it turns out Caswell was right after all: A magistrate judge in Boston federal court just ruled that prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to justify seizing the Motel Caswell. They

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What’s the lesson here?

When you read about a native of Wisconsin so desperate to get out of student loan debt that they rob a bank, then tell the police they will confess only if promised a long jail sentence, or they will clam up, and if release, do t again, you have to ask WTF?

A man who wore a three-dimensional Bucky Badger hat when he allegedly robbed an East Side credit union last week told police

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I bet they got this backwards…

And it is not so much that the study’s findings that male jurors are more likely to find overweight women guilty is accurate, but that dudes will give a good looking female a lot more leeway.

New Haven, Conn. (CBS CONNECTICUT) – Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female.

According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male – and

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Aaron Swartz, RIP

I mentioned this in the comments on Alex’s post on the David Gregory thing, but it’s worth a post on its own. Aaron Swartz, who helped invent the RSS at age 14, founded Reddit and played a key role in the COICA/SOPA/PIPA fight, committed suicide this weekend:

He was a Harvard University fellow studying ethics when he was charged in 2011 with stealing nearly 5 million articles from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute

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Opposite Poles of the Debate

Rumor, rumors, rumors:

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale

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What the hell is wrong with some people?

A gunman who shot four volunteer firefighters and killed two of them at the scene of an upstate New York house fire early Monday was found dead of a gunshot wound — a horrific attack that may have been a “trap,” officials said.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the Christmas Eve blaze in Webster appeared to be a setup to go after first responders who were

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WTF? Yet again.

Hey Kimpost, do you know this crazy bitch?

A woman in western Sweden who was arrested after police found skeletons in her apartment has now been charged for using the bones as sex toys, a hobby she claimed was motivated by an interest in history.

Hobby? Model trains, comic book collecting, board games. That’s a hobby. Riding the bone baloney, not so much.… Read more

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