Tag: Convicted

Pro-Tranny Bathroom Bill Sponsor A Convicted Sex Offender Who Molested Boys

Bathroom Bill Sponsor Is A Convicted Sex Offender Who Molested Boys – DC Clothesline

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The brouhaha in North Carolina over efforts in the City of Charlotte to allow mentally ill transgendered people to use restroom facilities that are designated as those opposite of their birth gender faced a strange twist when it was discovered that the man behind leading the charge for the bill is not only a sodomite, but also a convicted sex offender.

It’s even strange that I have to designate a difference between one who is engaged in sodomy and one convicted as a “sex offender.” In any case, such is exactly what was revealed by Breitbart News in March.

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Chad Sevearance is president of the Charlotte Business Guild, which describes itself as “a network of LGBT professionals, business owners, employees and individuals in the Charlotte area who meet to nurture a network of business contacts; encourage fellowship and support among community business, professional and charitable pursuits; and provide and promote positive role models in the LGBT community.”

Sevearance and his group have taken a lead role in seeking the right to allow males to use the restrooms and showers of females, including those of little girls, which is described by advocates as nothing more than nondiscrimination measures. Sevearance was quoted in the Charlotte Observer saying that because a recent bathroom “nondiscrimination ordinance” bill did not pass, “someone can ask me to leave a restaurant because I’m presumed to be gay or transgender.”

In 1998, Sevearance worked as a youth minister and in that capacity allegedly lured younger men to his apartment to spend the night where Severance showed them pornography and tried to talk them into sex. One boy testified that he woke up to find Severance “fondling him.” Severance was convicted on one charge of sexual molestation of a minor.

As a result of his 2000 conviction, Sevearance must register with the police on a regular basis for a minimum of ten years. His most recent mug shot and registration took place at the end of last year.

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Though Sevearance is cited all over the place in the Charlotte Observer, but it seems the little fact of Sevearance’s criminal history was overlooked, or more than likely intentionally left out of stories in order to help advance the agenda. However, Breitbart was able to confirm with the Observer that the Sevearance they cited is the same one who is a convicted sex offender.

Sevearance, who has gone by a whole host of aliases, including Chad Turner (allegedly his “married” name; no, it’s not real marriage, it’s just sodomites demonstrating their depravity), was charged in 2000 while in Bessemer City, North Carolina with “three counts of lewd acts with a minor.”

According to Upstate.com, Sevearance was a music minister at New Harvest Church of God in Gaffney, and the story the boys who were molested told is very disturbing.

Upstate.com reports:
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The boy, now 16, was 14 when he said Sevearance fondled him in July 1998. He and the other alleged victims are members of New Harvest Church of God in Gaffney, where Sevearance was the music minister. The 16-year-old said Sevearance invited him to his Bessemer City home to spend the night, and he agreed. He testified that during the visit, Sevearance asked him how he’d feel about a man performing oral sex on him. “I thought he was joking,” the youth said. He said Sevearance frequently asked him about sexual acts between men and women, which upset him because of the man’s position in the church. He said following a revival meeting, he and Sevearance stayed overnight at the home of one of the other alleged victims. The three slept in the same bed, and during the night the boy said he woke up to find Sevearance fondling him. But he didn’t immediately report it, he said. “I was ashamed,” the boy said. “I thought there was something bad about me. ”

The second boy, now 17, said he was 15 when Sevearance invited him to his home, where he showed him a pornographic video of a man and a woman having sex. He said later that night, after he and Sevearance went to sleep in the same bed, he woke up to find the man fondling him. “He told me if I ever told the pastor, he’d make me look like a fool and a liar,” the youth said.

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Understand, that what people like myself and others have tried to warn people about is that it is sexual deviants, even masquerading as Christian leaders in Churches, who will take advantage of these bathroom bills to simply indulge their lusts, and criminal government leaders are more than happy to institute such laws to criminalize those who do good. If Chad Sevearance isn’t proof for you, then perhaps you should read my interview with former Columbia City Councilman Cameron Runyan and see the tyrannical laws that are on the books now in South Carolina.

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Former Democrat Assemply Speaker From New York Convicted ​Of ​Seven Counts Of Corruption

Sheldon Silver Found Guilty On All Counts In Corruption Trial – New York Post

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Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted ​on ​all ​seven criminal ​counts Monday in a corruption scheme that traded taxpayer cash and political favors for nearly $4 million in payoffs.

A Manhattan federal jury deliberated less than three days before finding the veteran lawmaker guilty of seven charges of honest-services fraud, extortion and money laundering.

Silver, 71, faces a maximum 1​​30 years in ​prison for the long-running scam.

​The conviction of Silver – for decades one of the three most powerful politicians in the state – was a huge victory for anti-corruption crusading Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.

​”Today, Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York,” Bharara said in a statement.​

​Jurors had appeared to be in disarray several times during deliberations, with one demanding to be taken off the panel because she said other members were hassling her over her views, and another claiming a newly discovered conflict of interest earlier Monday..

The second juror, Bronx cabbie Kenneth Graham, 69, told the judge that he only recently learned that he leases his taxi medallion from a man who “associates with Mr. Silver.” The judge refused to excuse him.

“He was guilty, and that’s all,” Graham said of Silver outside court, when asked about the verdict.

“All of [the evidence] was compelling. We come to a conclusion, and he was guilty.”

But Graham indicated that the jury struggled to come up with its verdict.

“It was hard… on the last day and the day before… There was a lot of hold-outs,” he said.

“I feel relief. Maybe I don’t feel good,” he added.​​

The decision cemented a stunning fall from grace that began when the Manhattan Democrat was busted in January following more than three decades as one of state’s most powerful pols.

His arrest forced Silver to resign his leadership post, but he held onto his longtime Assembly seat.

Under state law, Silver’s conviction automatically boots him from office and bars him from ever again holding any state position.

Monday’s verdict came midway through the corruption trial of Silver’s onetime counterpart in the state Senate, former Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who’s charged in an unrelated influence-peddling scheme along with his son, Adam.

During Silver’s 3½-week trial, prosecutors presented an array of evidence that included testimony from co-conspirators who turned rat to avoid getting charged in the case.

Columbia University cancer doctor Robert Taub – who got $500,000 in taxpayer-funded research grants from Silver – testified that he steered dozens of asbestos victims to Silver for legal representation by the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm.

Silver, who was “of counsel” at Weitz & Luxenberg at the time, pocketed more than $3 million for delivering the clients.

Veteran Albany lobbyist Brian Meara also testified that he set up a meeting between Silver and an exec at the Glenwood Management development company, which hired another law firm with ties to Silver to handle its lucrative property tax litigation.

Silver – who changed his position on legislation extending real estate tax abatements and blocking stricter rent regulations – got more than $700,000 from the firm of Goldberg & Iryami, with Meara testifying that he was both “surprised and concerned” when Silver revealed the fee-splitting arrangement.

During closing arguments, prosecutor Andrew Goldstein told jurors that Silver was motivated by greed: “This was bribery. This was extortion. This was corruption – the real deal. Don’t let it stand.”

Goldstein also blasted as “preposterous” Silver’s claim that his actions were merely “politics as usual in Albany.”

Defense lawyer Steven Molo insisted that Silver had never engaged in the sort of “quid pro quo” that’s legally required to sustain a conviction for honest-services fraud.

Molo also accused prosecutors of viewing Silver through a “dirty window,” adding that they had “failed to demonstrate that any harm has occurred.”

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Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged Or Convicted Of Financial Crimes, Including Bribery And Fraud

Revealed: Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged Or Convicted Of Financial Crimes – Big Government

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Shocking revelations show that at least four Clinton Foundation board of directors have either been charged or convicted of financial crimes, including bribery and fraud.

This newest, startling revelation is just one more of many in Peter Schweizer’s bombshell book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, the book that has sent the Hillary Clinton campaign and the media scrambling.

The book shows that there are many problems with the Clinton charity. In fact, the Clinton Foundation is so unlike a real charity that even charity watchdog group Charity Navigator refuses to rate the Clinton Foundation because of its “atypical business model.”

One of those problems is the fact that the Clintons put big donors and close pals on the board for reasons that are hard to fathom. In fact, at least four of these “board members” have either been charged or convicted of serious financial irregularities, crimes including bribery and fraud.

The most well-known of these board members is Vinod Gupta.

“Vinod Gupta, the founder and chairman of the database firm InfoUSA, was a major Clinton financial supporter who served as a foundation trustee,” the book says.

In 2008 he was charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for using company funds to support his luxurious lifestyle. He was alleged to have used more than $9.5 million in corporate funds to pay for personal jet travel, millions for his yacht, personal credit card expenses, and the cost of twenty cars. He settled with the SEC for $4 million.

Gupta also paid Bill Clinton a $3 million “consulting fee,” an act of misuse of corporate funds that brought shareholders to file a suit against him. The company eventually settled with shareholders to the tune of $13 million, Clinton Cash reports.

Another such person involved with financial irregularities is foundation trustee Sant Chatwal, who has convictions for illegal campaign financing, obstruction of justice, and a list of other charges.

Then there is trustee Victor Dahdaleh, who “was charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in Great Britain with paying more than 35 million pounds in bribes to executives in Bahrain to win contracts of more than 2 billion pounds,” the book notes.

Clinton Cash goes on to report that Dahdaleh “has worked for the American aluminum company Alcoa as a ‘super-agent.’ (The billionaire had his bail revoked in the case because he contacted prosecution witnesses.) Dahdaleh was found not guilty after the SFO offered no evidence against Dahdaleh because a key witness, Bruce Hall, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to corrupt but refused to testify. Alcoa ended up pleading guilty in the US case arising out of the transaction and settled with the US Justice Department for $384 million. Dahdaleh was not charged in the United States individually.”

Finally, there is current Clinton Foundation board member and trustee Rolando Gonzalez Bunster, who “has been named in a fraud case in the Dominican Republic involving his company InterEnergy. The charges were filed by the Dominican government’s Anti-Corruption Alliance (ADOCCO). In 2013, Bunster was charged along with officials of a government agency concerning alleged ‘ballooned’ fees charged to the government. The company dismisses the charges as ‘baseless allegations.’”

These are just a few of the troubling things that Clinton Cash reveals about the Clinton Foundation.

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Atlanta Teachers Convicted Of Fraudulently Boosting Test Scores Receive Heavy Prison Sentences

Brutal Sentences For Convicted Atlanta Teachers – Daily Caller

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Recently-convicted Atlanta educators who conspired for years to fraudulently boost the city’s scores on standardized tests were slapped with lengthy prison sentences of up to seven years Tuesday.

Sharon Davis-Williams, Michael Pitts, and Tamara Cotman were all regional directors with the Atlanta Public Schools throughout the cheating scandal, and were slapped with the toughest penalties by Baxter. All of them were sentenced to seven years in prison, to be followed by 13 years of probation and 2,000 hours of community service. They were also fined $25,000 apiece. Several other educators were slapped with shorter sentences that still sent them to prison for as long as two years.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter said this widespread cheating was far from a victimless crime, and warranted a tough response.

“These stories are incredible. These kids can’t read,” Baxter said at Tuesday’s hearing, according to CNN. “It’s like the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Baxter also said he was upset by an apparent lack of remorse or willingness to accept responsibility among the educators being sentenced.

The seven-year sentences given the regional directors are tougher than the sentences received by many violent criminals across the U.S.

During the first decade of the 2000s, Atlanta’s public schools were held up as a national model for their rapid gains on standardized tests. However, investigations by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and later the state government revealed that much of this improvement was a sham, enabled by systematic fraud carried out by dozens of educators, who were motivated variously be fear of losing their jobs or the desire to receive performance bonuses. During the trial which ended two weeks ago, prosecutors painted a lurid picture of corruption where teachers would meet for “cheating parties” where they would eat fish and grits while fixing wrong answers on students’ standardized tests.

The scandal was so widespread and entrenched that the teachers were ultimately convicted under Georgia’s racketeering law, normally intended to prosecute gang members.

The ten educators sentenced Tuesday were only a small portion of the 200 educators who are believed to have participated in the cheating, and they were less than half of the 35 people indicted last year. Most of those charged with crimes took plea deals in order to avoid jail time.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (AKA The Joker) Convicted On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial – Boston Herald

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Confessed murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will now be the one pleading for his life after a federal jury took just 11 hours to find him guilty of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath that left four dead and 260 maimed and injured.

In a silent courtroom, a clerk read aloud the verdict finding Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of all 30 counts including conspiracy, use of a weapon of mass destruction and the murders of restaurant manager Krystle Marie Campbell, 29, Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu, 23, and Martin Richard, 8 at the marathon finish line, as well as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier three days later.

Tsarnaev swayed slightly on his feet, his head down, as the verdict was read and as the forewoman of the jury stared directly at him. He showed no reaction.

The jury’s work is far from done. As early as next week, the same 12 deliberating jurors will reconvene for the start of Tsarnaev’s sentencing trial, where they will decide if he is to serve out his days behind bars or be ordered put to death.

U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. cannot overturn their choice; however, in the event they do not reach a unanimous decision, O’Toole will automatically impose life without parole.

Tsarnaev’s defense team had admitted in their opening statements March 4 that he had conspired with his older brother Tamerlan to carry out the Patriots Day terror attack near the marathon finish line, and that he did nothing to stop the subsequent murder of Collier in a failed bid by the brothers to get their hands on a second gun.

Painstakingly chosen from a record-setting pool and by a selection process that took two months to complete, the panel of seven women and five men breezed through the complex indictment after receiving the case Tuesday morning at 9:12 a.m.

The trial had lasted four weeks.

Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen Muslim, became a naturalized citizen of the United States just six months before he and Tamerlan detonated two shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs on Boylston Street April 15, 2013.

Testimony revealed after the bombings, they went about their daily lives – Tamerlan, living with his wife and daughter in Cambridge, and Dzhokhar, returning to the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth, where he was a sophomore flunking his classes.

Collier was executed in his cruiser the night of April 18, 2013, as the Tsarnaevs, whose photos had just been released by the FBI as the bombing suspects, loaded up a Honda Civic with a third pressure cooker bomb, an explosive made from a food storage container and several pipe bombs. Prosecutors believe they were planning a second attack in New York City,

That trip was thwarted when the brothers carjacked Cambridge entrepreneur Dun Meng’s Mercedes-Benz SUV and Meng escaped.

While returning to Watertown the morning of April 19, 2013, to collect the Civic they’d ditched there earlier, the Tsarnaevs engaged police in a firefight from which Dzhokhar escaped after running over and killing the wounded Tamerlan.

Dzhokhar, himself shot in the gunfight, surrendered several hours later when police opened fire on a backyard boat, The Slipaway II, that he had taken refuge in.

Today, Tsarnaev was escorted in by security for the reading of the verdict, and he shyly looked up as the jury entered the room, adjusted his jacket collar and nervously ran his left hand through his dark hair. His defense lawyers, Judy Clarke and Bill Fick both placed comforting hands on his back before the verdict was delivered.

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11 Atlanta Educators (And Likely Obama Supporters) Convicted In Test Cheating Scandal On RICO Charges

11 Atlanta Educators Convicted In Test Cheating Scandal On RICO Charges – Universal Free Press

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In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students’ scores on standardized exams.

The defendants – including teachers, a principal and other administrators – were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta school system. The educators fed answers to students or erased and changed the answers on tests after they were turned in to secure promotions or up to $5,000 each in bonuses, the court was told.

However the person accused of benefiting the most from the conspiracy, Superintendent Beverly Hall – who is thought to have received up to $500,000 in bonus payouts – died of breast cancer over the course of the trial. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was acquitted of all charges by the jury this week. The 11 will all be sentenced on April 8 and could face up to 20 years in prison for the racketeering charges.

They were all found guilty under the the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, which is typically reserved for major mobsters and organized crime bosses.

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‘This is a huge story and absolutely the biggest development in American education law since forever,’ said University of Georgia law professor Ron Carlson. ‘It has to send a message to educators here and broadly across the nation. Playing with student test scores is very, very dangerous business.’

The case stems from an investigation carried out in 2011, which uncovered evidence that the educators gave answers to students or changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools, with nearly 180 educators involved, and investigators found teachers who tried to report it faced retaliation.

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Convicted Muslim Terrorist From Jordan Was Hired As An Obamacare Navigator

Obama Hires Muslim Terrorists To Promote Obamacare – Conservative Infidel

A convicted terrorist from Jordan was hired as an Obamacare navigator in President Obama’s home state of Illinois.

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Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted of three acts of terrorism include bombing a grocery store in Israel. Authorities confirmed Odeh killed at least four people and injured dozens.

The Illinois Department of Insurance revoked Odeh’s position as a Navigator In-Person Counselor in November 2013 after discovering she was involved in terrorist attacks. The DOI explained the decision was “based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application.”

In October 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Michigan notified the Illinois DOI of Odeh’s history as a terrorist for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Odeh, who maintains nine aliases, was indicted in October for lying on her immigration application over a decade ago.

If convicted, Odeh could lose her U.S. citizenship and serve ten years in prison.

I’m sorry, “could” lose her citizenship?

The U.S. government should concentrate less on carrying out President Obama’s liberal agenda and more on ensuring convicted Muslim terrorists aren’t living among us.

Are you appalled? Tell us what you think!

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Nearly 180 Convicted Illegal Alien Sex Offenders Apprehended In South Texas Since October

Nearly 180 Convicted Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Apprehended In South Texas Since October – Big Government

Border Patrol agents in South Texas have arrested nearly 180 illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes since last October, Customs and Border Protection announced this week.

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The majority of the offenders’ crimes were committed against children, the worst of which included “sexual assault of a child; sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14; aggravated sexual assault of a child; and aggravated indecent assault and corruption of a minor,” CBP said in a release Tuesday.

According to CBP, the nearly 180 illegal immigrants’ prior convictions were for sex crimes all over the United States. They were apprehended by Rio Grande Valley Sector agents.

In addition to the convicted illegal immigrants, RGV Sector agents also caught three illegal immigrants with arrest warrants for sex-related crimes just last weekend.

“They include a Mexican national wanted in Fort Worth on a continuous child sex abuse charge; a Salvadoran wanted by the Loudan County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia on a charge of adultery/fornication: incest with a child between 13-17 years of age; and another Mexican national wanted by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of indecency with a child/sexual contact. The three men were turned over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition,” CBP said in its release.

News of the apprehensions come as lawmakers expressed outrage at a recent report about an internal ICE document revealing that the agency released more than 36,000 immigrants with convictions for nearly 88,000 crimes last year alone – including 426 sexual assault convictions.

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Over 36,000 Criminal Illegals Convicted Of Everything From Rape To Murder Were Released In 2013

Murderers, Rapists, Kidnappers: Over 36,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants Released In 2013 – Daily Caller

Nearly 200 murderers, over 400 rapists, and 300 kidnappers in the U.S. illegally were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while awaiting deportation proceedings, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

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A total of 36,007 criminal illegal immigrants that were being processed for deportation were freed in 2013. Together, they committed nearly 88,000 crimes, according to the report, published Monday.

“I was astonished at not only the huge number of convicted criminals who were freed from ICE custody last year – an average of almost 100 a day – but also at the large number of very serious crimes they had committed,” said Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, in a statement.

ICE gathered the statistics – which include a breakdown by crime – in response to congressional inquiry following another report released earlier this year by the Center of Immigration Studies.

That report, which was based on internal Department of Homeland Security documents, showed that ICE encountered over 193,000 illegal immigrant convicts. Charging documents were issued for 125,000, and nearly 68,000 were released.

That review also found that 870,000 illegal immigrants had been removed from ICE dockets despite being in defiance of the law. The number of illegal aliens targeted for deportation fell 28 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to the documents.

The 36,007 illegal immigrants reported Monday were freed by ICE during the final disposition of their cases. The 68,000 from the previous report were criminals who encountered ICE agents – often in jails – but were released without undergoing deportation proceedings.

The 36,007 were released by bond, parole, unsupervised release, or on their own recognizance.

Besides violent criminals, ICE released nearly 16,000 illegal immigrants convicted of driving under the influence. The report also shows that ICE released nearly 2,700 illegal immigrants convicted of assault, 1,300 convicted for domestic violence, and nearly 1,300 convicted for battery.

“These figures call into question President Obama’s request to Congress for permission to reduce immigration detention capacity by 10 percent in favor of permission to make wider use of experimental alternatives to detention,” reads the report.

In June 2011, the administration began applying “prosecutorial discretion” to many deportation cases. This has led to a 40 percent decrease in the number of deportations.

“Congress should resist further action on immigration reform until the public can be assured that enforcement is more robust and that ICE can better deal with its criminal alien caseload without setting them free in our communities,” said Vaughan in a statement.

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Obama Regime Released 68,000 Convicted Criminal Aliens In 2013

Report: Obama Administration Released 68,000 Convicted Criminal Aliens Last Year – Daily Caller

The Obama administration is threatening public safety by deliberately hampering immigration law and releasing aliens with criminal records, according to a new review of internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement data.

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A Center for Immigration study to be released Monday and obtained in advance by The Daily Caller, found that last year ICE reported nearly 722,000 encounters with illegal or criminal immigrants. But ICE officers filed immigration charges against less than 195,000 aliens.

“According to ICE personnel, the vast gap between the number of encounters reported and the number of aliens put on the path to removal exists because officers are not permitted to file charges against aliens who do not fall into the administration’s narrowly defined criteria for enforcement, regardless of the criminal charges or the circumstances in which the alien was identified,” the report, authored by CIS director of policy studies Jessica Vaughan, reads.

Since June 2011, when the first of the Obama administration’s “prosecutorial discretion” policies were put in place, the report adds, interior ICE arrests have declined by 40 percent.

“The Obama administration and anti-enforcement activist groups have tried to portray the number of departures as ‘record-breaking’ and indicative of robust immigration enforcement. They have tried to support this claim by showing that the number of departures credited to ICE is higher than ever before,” the report reads. “However, an independent analysis of ICE records obtained in a lawsuit showed that ICE was able to achieve these ‘record’ departures only because the agency was taking credit for removing a large number of individuals who were apprehended by the Border Patrol. Such cases made up the majority of ICE’s reported deportations in 2013, but they had never been counted that way in previous administrations.”

Indeed, as the review highlights, many aliens with criminal convictions have simply been released.

In 2013 some 68,000 criminal aliens were released – or 35 percent of all criminal aliens ICE reported encountering, according to the report. ICE field offices with the highest rates of criminal releases were San Antonio (79 percent), New York City (71 percent), Washington, D.C. area (64 percent), and Newark, N.J (60 percent).

“These figures suggest that despite claims of a focus on public safety, the administration’s prosecutorial discretion criteria are allowing factors such as family relationships, political considerations, or attention from advocacy groups to trump criminal convictions as a factor leading to deportation,” the report reads.

The data is sure to further frustrate critics of the Obama administration’s immigration policies that much more.

Including Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions who says the “[Department of Homeland Security] is a department in crisis” and is calling on DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson to “reject the President’s demands to weaken enforcement further and tell him that his duty, and his officers’ duty, is to enforce the law – not break it.”

“As Homeland Secretary, Mr. Johnson is tasked with ensuring the public safety and the rule of law. But Secretary Johnson is not meeting these duties,” Sessions said statement to TheDC. “American citizens have a legal and moral right to the protections our immigration laws afford – at the border, the interior and the workplace. The administration has stripped these protections and adopted a government policy that encourages new arrivals to enter illegally or overstay visas by advertising immunity from future enforcement.”

“Comments from top Administration officials, such as Attorney General Holder’s claim that amnesty is a civil right, or Vice President Biden’s claim that those here illegally are all U.S. citizens (apparently including someone whose visa expired yesterday), demonstrate the administration’s increasing belief in an open borders policy the American public has always rejected,” he added.

According to Vaughan, Congress should initiate an official look into the impact of the administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies.

“The Obama administration’s deliberate obstruction of immigration enforcement, in which tens of thousands of criminal aliens are released instead of removed, is threatening the well-being of American communities,” she said.

To Sessions, however, it is Republicans who must work to hold the administration accountable for its rejection of the law.

“The Administration’s lawless policies have not only impaired public safety but increased economic suffering for millions of vulnerable Americans by depriving them of their jobs and wages,” he said. “Unfortunately, Congressional Democrats continue to empower this lawlessness. Republicans must work to end it.”

Other key findings in the review include:

* In 2013, ICE charged only 195,000, or 25 percent, out of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens they encountered. Most of these aliens came to ICE’s attention after incarceration for a local arrest.

* ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by officers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies, not because the aliens were not deportable.

* ICE targeted 28 percent fewer aliens for deportation from the interior in 2013 than in 2012, despite sustained high numbers of encounters in the Criminal Alien and Secure Communities programs.

* Every ICE field office but one reported a decline in interior enforcement activity.

* ICE reports that there are more than 870,000 aliens on its docket who have been ordered removed, but who remain in defiance of the law.

* Under current policies, an alien’s family relationships, political considerations, attention from advocacy groups, and other factors not related to public safety can trump even serious criminal convictions and result in the termination of a deportation case.

* Less than 2 percent of ICE’s caseload was in detention at the end of fiscal year 2013. About three-fourths of the aliens ICE detained in 2013 had criminal and/or immigration convictions so serious that the detention was required by statute.

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Another Democrat Convicted Of Voter Fraud

Former Bolivar, Tennessee City Council Member Convicted – Knownews

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Prosecutors say former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods has been convicted of procuring illegal voters in municipal elections.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich says in a news release that Woods was found guilty Tuesday in a McNairy County court.

Witnesses said Woods took them to the polls to vote for her in early elections for mayor and city council in May 2009. They said they told Woods about their felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote.

An investigation showed the three voters had cast ballots illegally because their voting rights had not been restored.

Woods was convicted on the charges in 2010 but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. She faces up to six years in prison at sentencing April 11,

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Leftist Corruption Update: CA Democrats Block Expulsion Of State Senator Convicted Of 8 Felonies

Culture Of Corruption… Dems Block Expulsion Of Legislator Convicted Of 8 Felonies – Flopping Aces

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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.

Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in which they serve would almost assuredly eject them – but not California Democrats:

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a move to expel their Democratic colleague Sen. Rod Wright by sending a Republican proposal to the Rules Committee, where it could permanently stall.

Sen. Steve Knight, a Republican from Palmdale, introduced a resolution to expel Wright from the Senate because a jury found him guilty of eight felonies last month for lying about living in the district he represents.

“This will be precedent-setting,” Knight said as debate on his measure was being quashed on a 21-13, mostly party-line vote.

Democrats insist that Wright does not need to resign until after sentencing, because the judge could overturn the verdict. That’s a possibility, but it’s rare. Judges almost always abide by the verdicts of juries in criminal cases, especially because they have the opportunity themselves to dismiss charges if they determine that the state has not met its burden of substantiating the charges for a jury to find a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

In the past, a jury verdict of corruption has been enough to press for resignations from the California legislature. Democrats insisted yesterday that a resignation wasn’t necessary because Wright has been stripped of his committee assignments, and – I’m not making this up – he’s on paid leave, and apparently only since Tuesday.

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Democrat State Senator From California Convicted Of Voter Fraud, Perjury

Calif. Lawmaker Convicted Of Voter Fraud, Perjury – San Francisco Chronicle

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California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

The conviction on all eight felony counts doesn’t immediately bar Wright from the Senate, though his colleagues could decide to remove the long-serving Democrat before he is sentenced.

Defense attorney Winston Kevin McKesson said he would file an appeal.

Prosecutors said Wright committed fraud when he made it appear that he had moved into an Inglewood property he owned in order to run in 2008 to represent the 25th Senate District. They said Wright actually lived outside the district.

Wright was charged with counts including perjury, false declaration of candidacy and fraudulent voting. He could face a maximum of eight years and four months in prison when he is sentenced on March 12.

Wright currently represents the 35th Senate District because of redistricting.

“It’s a punch to the gut,” Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said of Wright’s conviction. “We hold Sen. Wright in high regard.”

Steinberg said it is up to the Senate, not the court, to decide if Wright should be removed from office. He said he will consult with his fellow senators, the Legislature’s lawyers and Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics, before deciding on any possible next steps.

Wright’s conviction came as the state Senate waits to see if federal charges will be filed against another Los Angeles-area state lawmaker. Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello was removed from his committee assignments after a leaked FBI affidavit alleged that he accepted money to influence legislation.

Calderon has not been charged with any crime and denies wrongdoing.

“Of course I’m concerned” that Wright’s conviction and the allegations against Calderon will harm the Legislature and particularly the Senate in the eyes of the public, Steinberg said.

“But as I’ve said before, the Senate is not only a great institution, it’s an honest and ethical institution,” he said. “We are faced with two very, very different situations, but two situations nonetheless. And I’m doing my very best to respect the membership, respect the affected members, but first and foremost to stand for the institution and protect the institution.”

At Wright’s trial, testimony focused on his living arrangements. He claimed that he lived in one unit of a five-unit complex in Inglewood and used the same address when he registered to vote in 2007. Prosecutors said he actually lived in a single-family home in the swankier community of Baldwin Hills, which was in the 26th District.

McKesson said Wright met the requirements for establishing a “domicile” in Inglewood.

Wright served in the Assembly from 1996 to 2002 and has been in the Senate since 2008. He is set to be termed out of office in 2016.

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Teachers Union Fights To Pay Convicted Homosexual Child Molester $10,000 In Severance

Parents Horrified As Teachers Union Fights For $10,000 Severance For Child Molester – Daily Caller

Michigan’s largest teachers union will force arbitration in an effort to compel a rural school district to pay a $10,000 severance buyout to a former teacher convicted of molesting a teen boy.

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The disgraced teacher, Neal Erickson, had been a math and computer-education teacher at Rose City Middle School before he was convicted of having sex with the victim on multiple occasions. The sexual encounters began when the unidentified student was an eighth-grade student.

The boy’s father, John Janczewski, called the Michigan Education Association’s efforts to collect $10,000 for the convicted pedophile “ludicrous,” according to EAGnews.org. Janczewski notes that any money disbursed ought to go to his son, who is “out there trying to make it in this world all messed up.”

The criminal case against Erickson began when a seven-year-old photograph of the then-14-year-old boy was sent anonymously to the school board and superintendent. Details about what exactly was in the image are scant, but police concluded that the boy had sent it to Erickson in 2006.

The male in the photo, who is later graduated and attended Western Michigan University, told police that he and the pedophile teacher had a homosexual relationship.

There were about 10 encounters. They involved oral sex. They occurred at the teacher’s house.

According to EAGnews, the sexual relationship lasted a few years.

Erickson pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced in July to 15 to 30 years in prison.

The police investigation into Erickson’s sex crimes began in October 2012, and it was then when he was placed on paid administrative leave.

In late March 2012, school district officials offered a $10,000 buyout for qualifying teachers who resigned that year. The buyout was a routine cost-cutting measure.

The union is arguing that Erickson was still employed in March 2012 and then later resigned. Implicit in the argument is that the child molester also meets the qualifications for the buyout. Thus, the union claims, Erickson should receive $10,000.

West Branch-Rose City school district superintendent Dan Cwayna declined to authorize the payment to Erickson.

“That was a decision the superintendent makes and at this point,” Cwayna told EAGnews, “I prefer not to get into the reasons.”

Union representative Ron Parkinson was similarly tight-lipped.

“We don’t make a practice of discussing any case,” Parkinson told the website. “It’s based on contractual compliance, and that’s really all I can say.”

Janczewski, the molested boy’s father, was a little more vocal.

“What are you going to say when you’re backing a child molester?” he asked incredulously.

Prior to Erickson’s sentencing, six current teachers and two retired ones penned letters to the presiding judge seeking leniency for their child-molesting colleague. The group – along with board member Michael Eagan – also sat with Erickson’s relatives during his sentencing hearing.

The letters painted a flattering picture of the convicted pedophile.

“I am asking that Neal be given the absolute minimum sentence, considering all the circumstances surrounding this case,” wrote concerned teacher Amy Huber Eagan, for example. Eagan, Michael Eagan’s wife, also asked the judge to send the child molester to the county lockup, not some real prison.

The judge, Michael Baumgartner, told the audience he was disgusted by the support shown by Erickson’s colleagues.

“I’m appalled and ashamed that the community would rally around, in this case, you,” the judge said.

Usually lackluster Rose City was a crazy scene after the sentencing hearing. The case created a lot of strife. An arsonist burned down the garage belonging to the Janczewski family.

The arsonist also spray-painted “YWP-ITY” on the side of the Janczewski house, notes Eagnews. Police say the letters are likely an acronym for “You will pay, I told you.”

The Janczewskis were among the most vocal residents pushing for the school board to remove the six current teachers and the school board member who showed support for Erickson.

At a summer school board meeting called to quell local furor, several parents promised to pull their kids from the school district unless the board immediately fired teachers who supported Erickson.

The school district opted to keep the teachers.

Meanwhile, John Janczewski continues to spearhead an effort to recall the school board member who sat with the child molester’s relatives in a show of support in open court.

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Convicted Kidnapper And Rapist Ariel Castro Hangs Himself In Prison

Convicted Cleveland Kidnapper And Rapist Ariel Castro Found Dead In Prison Cell – Cleveland Leader

Ariel Castro, who was last month convicted of more than 900 charges relating to his decade-long capture and torture of three young Cleveland women, was found hanging in his prison cell on Tuesday.

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Castro, 52, was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, which is located in Pickaway County.

Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years on August 1st for the kidnapping and sexual assault of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus. He held them captive in his Seymour Ave. home for over ten years.

Castro was housed in protective custody and was kept away from the general prison population for his own safety. This means that he was kept in a cell by himself. Rounds are also required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals.

Prison medical staff reportedly began life saving measures upon finding Castro hanging in his cell. He was transported to Ohio State University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.

Ohio State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating, and indicate that additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Democrat Poll Worker Convicted Of Felony Voter Fraud In Ohio

Ohio Poll Worker Melowese Richardson Convicted Of Felony Voter Fraud – True The Vote

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She could go to prison for up to six years “for Mister Obama.” Cincinnati.com reports:

Long-time Hamilton County poll worker Melowese Richardson was convicted Monday of illegal voting and could go to prison for up to six years for it.

Richardson, 58, of Madisonville, pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting – including voting three times for a relative who has been in a coma since 2003 – in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other illegal voting charges. Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman immediately convicted her, making her a felon.

A Hamilton County poll worker since 1998, Richardson admitted she voted illegally in the 2008, 2011 and 2012 elections.

Recall Richardson’s original on-camera statement that the multiple votes she cast “for Mister Obama and for Mister Obama’s right to sit as President of the United States” were “absolutely legal votes.”

Now that Richardson has acknowledged her crime, will federal charges finally be filed?

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Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters Loves Convicted Cop Killer, Terrorist Joanne Chesimard

Maxine Waters Loves Convicted Terrorist – WorldNetDaily

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is a staunch defender of convicted cop killer and domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, who just became the first woman ever to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

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Chesimard, living under asylum in Cuba, also goes by her Black Panther name of Assata Shakur. She was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted by a jury of the 1979 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. Less than two years later, Chesimard escaped from prison and lived underground before surfacing in Cuba in 1984.

On Sept. 14, 1998, the House of Representatives, of which Waters was a member, passed a unanimous resolution requesting Fidel Castro extradite Chesimard to the United States. The name on the resolution, affirmed by Waters, was Joanne Chesimard and not Assata Shakur.

Waters said she only realized Chesimard’s identity after the vote and wrote a letter to Fidel Castro explaining that she, as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other CBC members had “mistakenly voted” in favor of the resolution.

Waters claimed the Republicans had “slipped” the bill into an accelerated calendar in order to look “tough on Cuba” for the November elections. Waters claimed the Republicans had deliberately used Chesimard’s given name to deceive. Had she known Chesimard’s identity, she wrote, she would have voted otherwise.

On May 2, 1973, Chesimard and a pair of accomplices were stopped by two troopers for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike. At the time, Chesimard – a member of the violent revolutionary activist organization known as the Black Liberation Army – was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery.

According to the FBI, Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One officer was wounded, and his partner – Trooper Werner Foerster – was shot and killed at point-blank range. One of Chesimard’s accomplices was killed in the shootout, and the other was arrested and remains in jail.

“Joanne Chesimard is a domestic terrorist who murdered a law enforcement officer execution-style,” said Aaron Ford, special agent in charge of the Newark Division. “Today, on the anniversary of Trooper Werner Foerster’s death, we want the public to know that we will not rest until this fugitive is brought to justice.”

Mike Rinaldi, a lieutenant in the New Jersey State Police and member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark, said the case “is just as important today as it was when it happened 40 years ago.”

“Bringing Joanne Chesimard back here to face justice is still a top priority,” he said.

Waters defends terrorist as victim

In 1998, Waters released a statement defending Castro’s right to grant asylum to Chesimard despite her conviction for murder in the U.S.

Stated Waters: “I support the right of all nations to grant political asylum to individuals fleeing political persecution. The United States grants political asylum to individuals from all over the world who successfully prove they are fleeing political persecution. Other sovereign nations have the same right, including the sovereign nation of Cuba.”

In her statement, Waters further defended Chesimard, claiming the convicted domestic terrorist was a victim of political persecution.

“The second reason I oppose this measure,” stated Waters, “is because I respect the right of Assata Shakur to seek political asylum. Assata Shakur has maintained that she was persecuted as a result of her political beliefs and political affiliations. As a result, she left the United States and sought political asylum in Cuba, where she still resides.

“In a sad and shameful chapter of our history, during the 1960s and 1970s, many civil rights, Black Power and other politically active groups were secretly targeted by the FBI for prosecution based on their political beliefs.”

Notably, domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn named one of their children after Zayd Shakur, Chesimard’s associate who was killed in the gun battle with the police. Ayers’ and Dohrn’s son, a playwright, now goes by the name Zayd Dohrn.

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Democrat Officials Convicted Of Fraud In Getting Obama, Clinton On 2008 Indiana Ballot

Dem Officials Convicted of Fraud In Getting Obama, Clinton On 2008 Ballot – Big Government

In 2008, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton got on the ballot illegally in the presidential primary in Indiana. On Thursday, two Democratic political operatives were convicted on all counts relating to the scheme.

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Former St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition. It was apparently a plan hatched by Morgan, who told Democratic officials and workers to fake the names and signatures on petitions so Obama and Clinton would be eligible for the state ballot. Blythe forged scores of names on the petitions.

Former Board of Registration worker Lucas Burkett was originally part of the scheme but then quit; he waited three years before he came clean with the plan. Meanwhile, Obama and Clinton, who both could have been thrown off the ballot if the petitions had been challenged, marched merrily on.

In Indiana, presidential candidates need 500 signatures from each of the state’s nine congressional districts to qualify for the ballot. With the help of the illegal plot, both candidates managed to garner enough signatures in St. Joseph County, which is the 2nd Congressional district; Obama netted 534 signatures, Clinton, 704.

An Indiana State Police investigator said the police perused the Obama petitions and, “selected names at random from each of the petition pages and contacted those people directly. We found at least one person (and often multiple people) from each page who confirmed that they had not signed petitions or given consent for their name and/or signature to appear.” The audacity of the forgers was so great that they even forged the signature of Joe Kernan, a former governor of the state.

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“Democrat Of The Year” Convicted Of Felony Identify Theft For Stealing Checks From Disabled Elderly Woman

“Democrat Of The Year” Convicted Of Felony Identify Theft For Stealing Checks From Disabled Elderly Woman – KDEN

The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman.

“The jury did right,” said Cindy Maxwell, an advocate for the victim.

On Thursday, a jury convicted 66-year-old Estelle Carson of felony identify theft and felony theft from an at risk adult for stealing checks from the woman and using them to pay her own cable, cell phone and internet bills.

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The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Nearly as bothersome as the theft itself to Maxwell and other supporters of the victim, is the fact the Jefferson County Democratic Party was made aware of the ongoing criminal investigation and honored Carson anyway.

According to documents obtained by CBS4, in November of 2011, the Jeffco Democratic Party announced it planned to honor Carson for her activism on behalf of Democratic causes and her efforts to register voters.

But three days before the January 8 gala, advocates for the victim contacted the party via email and phone informing them of the criminal investigation.

One wrote “I am completely appalled,” to learn of the planned honor. The woman suggested the Democratic Party should “un-invite Estelle and not follow through with this honor.”

Cindy Maxwell told CBS4 she informed Democratic Party officials that Carson had already confessed to the theft as part of the investigation.

But Chris Kennedy, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic party, dismissed the concerns saying there was not a conviction and bestowed the “Democrat Of The Year” honor on Carson.

In an email following the event, Kennedy wrote, “After much consideration, my decision was that the award being presented by my organization and the alleged financial exploitation need to be compartmentalized, one having no bearing on the other. Thus I decided to present the award to Estelle.”

“I thought it was outrageous,” said Maxwell, “I was appalled.”

Kennedy reiterated to CBS4 that he went ahead with the award because Carson had only been accused, not convicted.

“I did not have reason to believe it was true,” said Kennedy.

Now that Carson has been convicted, Cindy Maxwell is asking the Jefferson County Democratic Party to rescind the honor.

“I’d like to see her stripped of that award. I have been a Democrat my entire life. I’m disappointed they would allow something like that to happen,” said Maxwell.

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Leftist Hero Scott Ritter Convicted Of Child Sex Crimes

Leftist Hero Scott Ritter Convicted Of Child Sex Crimes – I Hate The Media

Scott Ritter, former U.N. weapons inspector is going to jail for sex crimes.

The man who couldn’t find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq found a weapon of masturbation in his pants and deployed it on his webcam, thinking the person viewing his personalized pleasure was a 15-year old girl. Sorry, Scotty, it was actually an undercover policewomen.

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The Independent UK has the story of the jerk off’s jerk off:

After two days of deliberation the jury in Stroudsburg found Scott Ritter guilty on six of seven counts relating to a conversation he had in a Yahoo internet chat room last year with a vice-squad officer who was masquerading as a 15-year-old girl called Emily. Ritter was released on $25,000 (£15,300) bail pending sentencing next month.

…Neither Ritter nor his lawyers commented after the verdicts were read in court on Thursday evening. Ritter had taken the stand on Tuesday, when he claimed that he hadn’t believed it when he had been told during the chat that “Emily” had been only 15 years old. During the chat Ritter had displayed himself naked and masturbating, via a webcam. A video of the webcam images was shown to jurors.

The prosecutor, Michael Rakaczewski, said Ritter was convicted “by his own actions and by his own words on the stand”. He added that “even though a person may know what they are doing is wrong and maybe are intelligent enough to try to avoid it and get away, sometimes the internal drive to engage in these types of deviant sexual behaviours is just too strong.” He said that Pennsylvania had passed new laws enabling officers to try to catch perpetrators such as Ritter.

For some reason, the left is uncharacteristically quiet about this. Odd, considering how they hung on Ritter’s every word when he was a U.N. Arms Inspector and called George W. Bush a liar.

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