Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
The government of the United States spends in excess of $1.5 billion annually to incarcerate hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens.
On March 30, 2011, Lt. General Robert Cone, commanding general at Ft. Hood, granted a request from the attorney for accused Ft. Hood murderer, Major Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured), to postpone the trial until late April.
Last Wednesday, Moussa Koussa (left) defected to the United Kingdom. Koussa was the foreign minister in the government of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland.
There are credible indications that a man arrested earlier this week in Quincy, Massachusetts is the infamous “John Doe No. 2” named in the investigation following the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
No sooner had news vans arrived to broadcast from Tucson than the lobbyists and legislators began the shameful molding of this massacre into a pawn in their partisan chess match. The chorus sang in unison of the need to confiscate guns and clips so that scenes as heartbreaking as this never need be witnessed again. Guns, they cried, are the cause of this mayhem and the eradication of them will prevent future recurrences.
Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of killing six people and wounding at least 15 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, has been denied bail and was formally appointed an attorney.
On Monday, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey signed an order commuting Brian Aitken's sentence from seven years to time served.
Aitken was convicted in early 2009 in New Jersey for illegally possessing two handguns, a "high capacity magazine," and hollow point ammunition, all of which he purchased legally from a Bass Pro Shop outlet in Colorado.
The Article 32 hearing in the case of army Major Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people at a readiness center on Ft. Hood, Texas, commenced on October 13 as a judge overruled a request by Hasan’s defense team for a continuance.
"The secret of grand fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done." These are the words of renowned French author, Honore de Balzac in his book, Pere Goriot. While Balzac is often quoted, never were the words so timely as those quoted above. In an astonishingly overlooked article published in the U.K. newspaper, the Guardian in December 2009, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime declared that billions of dollars in illicit drug money sustained the global financial system during the zenith of the worldwide recession.