Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
Oath Keepers is a nationwide association of currently serving members of the armed forces, national guard units, police officers, and veterans of the same that have recently united with the declared purpose of unequivocally and without fear or favor staying true to the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America "against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning (left) was formally charged on Thursday under the Espionage Act (18 USC Chapter 37) with 22 crimes, including aiding the enemy.
On February 15, the sentencing hearing was held in Michigan in the case of Umar Abdulmutallab (left), the young Nigerian man convicted of attempting to detonate a bomb on an airplane over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. At that hearing, a most compelling statement was read by Kurt Haskell, a passenger onboard Northwest Flight 253, the same flight chosen by Abdulmutallab to carry out his potentially catastrophic mission. Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.
Sheriff Kelly Janke was searching for six missing cows. As he searched, he came upon three armed men, requiring the sheriff, armed with nothing but a search warrant, to come back with reinforcements.
On November 16 the Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved a controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 that sets forth procedures for processing and prosecuting individuals imprisoned on suspicion of being members of al-Qaeda. By a vote of 26-0, the committee granted power to the U.S. Armed Forces to exercise complete control over all custodial matters related to the treatment of those detained for suspected belligerent behavior in the War on Terror.
A group of victims and family members of victims of the Ft. Hood shooting carried out by Army Major Nidal Hasan (shown at left) have filed a complaint against the U.S. Army for willful negligence seeking $750 million in damages.
A court martial sitting in Joint Base Lewis-McChord found an Army sergeant guilty of the premeditated murder of three Afghan nationals while serving as squad leader of a unit in the Second Infantry Division. In a series of gruesome attacks, Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs of Billings, Montana, led his “kill team” into conflict with unarmed Afghan civilians, admittedly chopping off fingers and pulling teeth of the dead victims to save as trophies.
In the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began systematically disregarding civil liberties and arresting “suspects” they believed might commit a crime if given the opportunity.
The head of the legal defense team representing the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting spree in November 2009 at Ft. Hood, Texas, has taken a “leave of absence” from the case.
If you live in Tennessee you should think twice before giving your Netflix password to a friend.
On May 30, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 1783/Senate Bill 1659 into law. The new statute, Public Chapter No. 348, criminalizes the use of the login information of an account for any “entertainment subscription services.” Such services include Netflix, the popular video-on-demand service, as well as Rhapsody, a similar site dedicated to streaming music.