After more than 10 years of allegedly sending youths to private prisons in exchange for around $1 million in kickbacks, former Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Judge Mark Ciavarella (left) was sentenced to 28 years in prison — essentially a life sentence for the 61-year-old convicted criminal.
A high-ranking Mexican drug trafficker with the powerful Sinaloa cartel made a series of explosive allegations in a federal court filing, arguing that he had an agreement with top U.S. officials allowing his criminal empire to obtain American weapons from the federal government while shipping tons of cocaine and heroin across the border. According to court documents, U.S. agents even helped the cartel elude Mexican and American investigators in exchange for information on rival drug groups.
Even before the July 22 terror attacks in Norway, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was hyping fears about terrorism coming from average Americans — conservatives, veterans, Tea Party types, and others.
Hateful leftists accidentally targeted the wrong Koch brothers with protests, angry phone calls, and even a death threat, directing their fury at a small family-owned business in Iowa called Koch Brothers instead of the billionaire industrialists known for financing conservative and libertarian causes whom the activists were actually upset with.
A Philadelphia judge issued a “gag order” in the trial of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who could face the death penalty if convicted on multiple murder charges for allegedly delivering viable children, killing them with scissors outside of the womb, and then keeping severed body parts as souvenirs and trophies at what prosecutors described as his “house of horrors” abortion clinic.
A federal judge sentenced a group of five anti-nuclear weapons protesters — two elderly priests, an 84-year-old nun, a retired teacher, and a 61-year-old social worker — to prison after they admitted to breaking into a U.S. naval base to hang banners and pray.
A former top official with the SEIU was allegedly caught on tape during a March 19 forum describing a union-led plot to “destabilize” the country, bring down capitalism, crash the stock market and destroy the American economy for the purpose of redistributing wealth. Commentators are already referring to the alleged conspiracy as a plan for “economic terrorism” as the uproar continues to grow.
As Wisconsin private-sector workers went to work and paid their taxes last week, thousands of government-school teachers lied and called in sick so they could attend protests in Madison against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to rein in the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.
An operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) known as Project Gunrunner has been implicated, albeit indirectly so far, in the December 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry by alleged bandits in Arizona, reports the president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council Andy Ramirez in a new piece for the Liberty News Network. Now, Agent Terry’s family wants answers and the Justice Department is apparently engaged in what critics are calling a “cover up.”