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President Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Washington (CNN) -- Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, U.S. officials briefed on the matter said.

An announcement is expected in the coming days, though the timing is complicated by the president's plans to travel to Asia this weekend.



The fix is in - no one on Wall Street will be prosecuted. Lynch is the only attorney ever to serve on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and did so precisely during the time frame of the worst excesses of the housing bubble.


Wall Street always wins.
Posted by Man from Pickens | Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:21 PM (6 replies)

Marijuana activists eye new targets after election wins

Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America's drug war pocketed more major victories in the midterm elections Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation's capital approving recreational pot use.

The advocates believed they also had another win, in Alaska, as a legal pot measure held a steady lead.

The only major loss for drug-law reformers came in Florida and even there, a medical marijuana proposal earned 58 percent - just shy of the 60 percent required to pass.

The victories came in a midterm election that saw a low turnout and an electorate that handed Republicans back control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006. The results emboldened marijuana activists as they prepare legalization efforts in California, Massachusetts, Maine and other states in the next presidential election year.

"We're starting work right now for 2016," said Joe Brezny, who's leading a campaign to legalize marijuana in Nevada. "The other side is in trouble if we're doing this well in a Republican midterm year."


Oh look, an issue we could have won on.
Posted by Man from Pickens | Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:16 PM (9 replies)

Woman Sues LAPD For Kidnapping and Sexually Assaulting Her

When Kim Nguyen called a cab after a few drinks, she thought she was on the right side of the law. But in spite of her best efforts, the 27-year-old pharmacist explains she was thrown from a police cruiser after Los Angeles police officers kidnapped and sexually assaulted her while she was waiting for that cab.


Back in 2013, Nguyen explains that officers confronted her along with two male friends outside of a downtown Los Angeles restaurant at 2 am.

The group had been drinking and they knew they shouldn’t drive home. They were trying to do the right thing, making sure not to drink and drive.

But while waiting for the cab, officers told the men to leave them with Nguyen or they would be arrested. Once the men left, the rogue cops kidnapped Nguyen and assaulted her.

In the deposition taped last month it is alleged that the officer in the back of the cruiser with Nguyen had grabbed her left inner thigh. She resisted, but he forced her legs apart.

Then the officer grabbed her chest, and when she tried to push away, he grabbed her by the ear. In the struggle to get him off over her, she explains that officer negligence led to her being ejected from the vehicle at high speeds.

As a result of this, Nguyen spent two weeks in the hospital. Injuries sustained included having to have her jaw wired shut. She also lost all of her teeth from the impact on the street which was caught on video, after she was ejected from the cruiser.

Now, Nguyen has filed a lawsuit against the LAPD, alleging that officers failed to secure her with a seatbelt or lock her door properly. This, her attorney says, is what led to her being ejected from the car.

Nguyen’s attorney, Arnoldo Casillas was able to obtain surveillance footage of the incident. The video of the incident clearly shows Nguyen sprawled on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down.

The video (above) shows the patrol car speeding through a green light. “The video shows that the statement that the police officers gave the paramedics is an unabashed, unequivocal lie,” Casillas said during the press conference.

The LAPD say that they are “investigating,” but that investigation has never concluded. Still, the department says they “will ensure that Ms. Nguyen is made aware of the outcome of the investigation related to this incident,” whenever they finally conclude it.


We have gotten to the point where cops pull women off the street to rape them, leveraging their power to arrest anyone for any reason at any time. Had enough yet?
Posted by Man from Pickens | Sun Nov 2, 2014, 07:03 PM (5 replies)

Cop's Tip For Not Getting Raped By A Cop: 'Don't Get Pulled Over'


In response to the arrests of three law enforcement officials in Oklahoma for sexually assaulting women while on the job, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper told women they can avoid getting raped by a cop if they simply follow traffic laws.

Raw Story first pointed out on Tuesday that Capt. George Brown, a state trooper, shared a few tips for women in an interview with local NBC News affiliate KJRH. Brown told the KJRH anchor that women can keep their car doors locked and speak through a cracked window if a trooper approaches them. If the trooper asks a woman to get out of the car, Brown said, she can ask "in a polite way" why he wants her to do that.

But the "best tip that he can give," the anchor said on air of her interview with Brown, "is to follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over."

In the past month, a Tulsa County Deputy, an OHP trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer have all been charged with repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting women while on the job.

In other news, every aspiring rapist now knows he can get away with it by simply passing through the Police Academy.
Posted by Man from Pickens | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:38 PM (1 replies)

VIDEO: Pregnant woman slammed onto street by NYPD cop in Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – The video captured over the weekend on 5th Avenue in Sunset Park is extremely disturbing.

A pregnant woman is seen being thrown down to the ground by an NYPD officer.

Another look at the disturbing video in slow motion shows the woman — who is six months pregnant — not only landing on her stomach, but she and her developing child having to absorb the weight of a police officer on top of her as well.

Authorities say police were attempting to apprehend a man who was possibly in possession of a gravity knife when several family members, which included the pregnant woman, tried to intervene.

Denis Flores is the founder of the El Grito de Sunset Park, an advocacy group that brings attention to what he describes as controversial tactics of the NYPD.

Flores says there is only one resolution in this latest case.

“These cops need to be fired,” Flores told PIX11 News.



IMHO there are more proximate threats to the safety and security of Americans than in the remote deserts of the Middle East, and this is near the top of the list. This kind of violence against regular people has been normalized - if you do not fear cops these days, you are not paying enough attention!
Posted by Man from Pickens | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:30 PM (2 replies)
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