As Baltimore police and prosecutors race to tamp down a sustained spike in violence, many of the charges against people caught with illegal guns aren't sticking, or defendants are only jailed for a fraction of their sentence.Progressives are most concerned about taking away guns from white people who follow laws.
About one-quarter of such gun cases are dropped before defendants go to trial, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. Even when convicted of illegally possessing a firearm, prosecutors say defendants are sentenced, on average, to 16 months in jail with a substantial portion of their sentences suspended.
At the same time, police data shows that fewer people arrested with illegal guns are ordered held without bail.
In one case, a 23-year-old man was granted bail after his arrest in the city with a fully loaded revolver and is now accused of fatally stabbing a man in Baltimore County five days after his release. The arrestee had a felony record and faced a mandatory five years in prison on the gun charge.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
FBI File of Chicago Mob Figure Shows Financial Contributions to Mayor Richard M. Daley. Alderman Fred Roti's File Goes Online.
The FBI has released some of Alderman Fred Roti's FBI file. It appears Mayor Richard M. Daley and Alderman Fred Roti ("made member" of Chicago Mob) had "financial contribution ties". It appears that the Justice Department by 1999 , no longer believed Alderman Roti was just an associate of organized crime (check pages 27 and 47 of the 1999 RICO indictment). This makes Mayor Daley a known associate of organized crime for accepting Roti's money. Here's the FBI file.
Dear High School Senior:An article well worth your time.
If you do not leave home after high school, you can save a lot of money. So can your parents.
Parents worry about boomerang kids. The parents send them off to college for $100,000 (after-tax money), and then the kids come back home to live after graduation. They can’t find jobs. This is bad psychologically for the kids and the parents.
Here is how you and your parents can avoid this: don’t leave home after high school. Don’t ask them to toss you as a $100,000 boomerang.
You can quiz out of the first two years of college by using CLEP exams and DSST exams. This will cost about $2,000. Buy textbooks used or get them through inter-library loan for free. You can easily pass one six-credit CLEP every six weeks. If you start on the day after you graduate, by the time you would normally be returning to college as a sophomore, you will be a junior.
A majority of economists—70.6 percent—believe that the Federal Reserve’s policy makers political campaign donations undermine the Fed’s independence, according to a survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal.America's most corrupt institution in the news.
Fed governor Lael Brainard, who makes decisions on monetary policy, gave $750 in three contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The Australian government has begrudging and indirectly admitted the failure of their strict gun control laws, which included a gun buyback scheme that has been ignored by hundreds of thousands of citizens.Hillary is for amnesty of a different kind.
In a desperate attempt to get guns out of the hands of citizens who refuse to give them up, the Justice Minister has lamely offered an amnesty that amounts to whining, “won’t you please hand over your liberty?”
THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH AND OTTOMAN EMPIRE - Discovery History Ancient Culture (full documentary)
Bill Clinton asked to be joined by a "young Latina celeb" on the campaign trail, per @Wikileaks email
Eating plenty of fruit and veggies may not lessen risks tied to meat-heavy diets https://t.co/gViVn6MJJe— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 22, 2016
I feel like the rest of us need to get behind a canonical pluralism frog to turn back the tide, re-appropriate what's been lost. pic.twitter.com/bjXTzjR56c— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 3, 2016