Brock Turner raped a woman behind a dumpster at a party in Palo Alto on the night of January 20 2015. He was caught in the act by two graduate students, and despite his very expensive celebrity lawyers working overtime to demonize the unconscious survivor he was convicted. He relied on his good name and status as an athlete attending Stanford as proof of his goodness. The judge, a Stanford Alumni, felt sorry for him and gave him a six month sentence in the county jail with three months suspended when he faced 14 years.
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Fairfield County Sheriff's deputy rapes prisoner, Sheriff's department investigates itself, looses evidence.
Jail is never a fun place to be. The overcrowded and ever expanding Fairfield County Jail in Lancaster Ohio is less fun than most and downright dangerous for some. Deputies smuggle drugs to female prisoners in exchange for sexual favors, traffic in photos of prisoners, and in at least one case, allegedly raped them just out of view of security cameras. When the rape was reported, evidence never made it to the prosecutor's office. Witnesses were then threatened with retaliation.
When you pay the bill, they break the connection. When you give them the bill they break your finger
In the midst of the opiate epidemic that is literally killing Ohio, the jails are always full. This has been a boon for the economy of Ohio's smaller cities. Good paying jobs with benefits have been created for Police, Guards, Lawyers, Judges and Clerks just as manufacturing jobs have moved overseas.
It all started with an asthma attack. Alexander Paraskos was attending a going away party for a friend when he began having trouble breathing. His friend Torri Sablan began rendering assistance. As the attack got worse, their friend Ashley Henderson arrived at the party, sober, and with an open container of potato salad. Henderson was immediately enlisted to drive Paraskos to the OSU medical center. Sablan rode along to assist. They never made it.
Hundreds of protesters gather in Beavercreek on the anniversary of the police shooting death John Crawford III.
Protesters met on the sidewalk in front of Walmart on August 5th, and observed a moment of silence. The group Black Lives Matter Miami Valley was planning to stage a die-in at 6 p.m. in the pet aisle of the store, where John Crawford III was killed. The group has held several demonstrations and rallies in the area since Crawford’s death.
During the Wednesday protest, Walmart management shut the store down, and customers were turned away for three hours for what the corporate representatives for Walmart called an "operations decision,” an hour before the scheduled die-in.
A Washington Post article on May 5 stated that that the FBI had conducted secret surveillance flights over Baltimore during the recent protests against the police murder of Freddie Gray. Ars Technica also covered the story and covered aviation enthusiasts efforts to track the aircraft's flight patterns, registration and speculated some on their capabilities. The revealed result was the outer edge of a secret air force that rivals size of those belonging to small European nations.
“Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician SexJ.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say” – Billy Joel, We Didn't Start the Fire.
British right wing wants to withdraw from the human rights court that would hold GCHQ spying to account
An alliance of ten human rights groups has taken the British government to the European Court of Human Rights for seven years of illegal secret surveillance of British citizens. Their goal is to challenge a ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the regulatory body overseeing GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, which found government surveillance programs to be consistent with human rights and yet held large parts of their investigation in secret.
Throughout the ongoing Prince Andrew sex scandal there has been speculation as to the involvement of former President Bill Clinton. The tabloid press are happy to note the number of times he was on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet. They gleefully wonder how this will impact Hillary Clinton's latest presidential bid. The mainstream media dutifully reports Epstein's previous conviction for soliciting child prostitution, but do not give his whole history. That history is as intertwined with the intelligence community and organized crime as it is with the fashion world and royalty.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a lawsuit against the United States Drug Enforcement Agency on April 8 after the latter was revealed to have been spying on Americans since 1992. The suit was filed on behalf of Human Rights Watch, which claims the safety and privacy of it's workers and activists abroad were violated by the program. Further analysis of the program suggests that there is more to the program the combating drug traffic.