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PDRWLSN flamethrower pistol

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The PDRWLSN flamethrower pistol may be the hottest pistol on the market, in a way.

The Gun of the Week this time around is a bizarre thing, the PDRWLSN flamethrower pistol.

This strange device is essentially a copper tube, a wooden housing for a butane cartridge and a BBQ type flame ignitor.  It is marketed, I understand, as a dangerous animal repellent for those people who, for whatever reason, don’t want to carry a conventional firearm.  Since it does not actually fire a projectile it is quite possible that carrying this thing would be legal by people for whom firearms are not permitted.

I seem to recall that somebody or other makes a similar device for air conditioning technicians to thaw out frozen pipes, and I would think it would be safer and at least as effective as a partly wood flamethrower pistol, but what do I know? (more…)

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Utah Parole Agent Clint Lund, left, confronts armed suspect Jason Burr.  Seconds later, Lund shot Burr 3 times, resolving the matter.
Utah parole agent caps armed man in hospital lobby

Videos show action behind the scene, shooting 3 shots, 3 hits, 1 pacified idiot Submitted for your approval are 2 videos, the soundtrack being badly out of sync, of the shooting of an armed man in a North Park, Utah hospital lobby. 2 views are provided: the lobby where the shooting happened and the back office from where parole agents verbally engaged the suspect, summoned police and planned their response. Two parole agents were at the hospital providing security over an offender being treated there. The suspect, 34 year old Justin Burr, entered the lobby armed with

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Weird Al Yankovich's latest  send up skewers the current trend mangling the English language.
Word Crime proliferates

 Yankovich’s latest video a lesson to many This morning I came across an article castigating musical parody master Weird Al Yankovich for his latest spoof, “Word Crimes,” a send-up of the Robin Thicke tune “Blurred Lines.” The parody is clearly intended to entertain while simultaneously castigating Americans for an unending assault on the English language.  However, Kevin Gallagher, in a FirstThings.com article, objects strenuously to what he deems a pedantic, unnecessary, mean spirited assault on people who aren’t very smart–Only a person who isn’t very smart could watch the embedded video and/or read the attached lyrics

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HortonHasAHeroinHabit
Unprincipled principal smuggled dope for inmates

Rising from low life, touted teacher is low-life Principal tried to smuggle heroin, prescription drugs into upstate prison KERRY BURKE and BEN CHAPMAN | New York Daily NewsA highly touted Brooklyn principal was yanked from her post Monday, three days after state police caught her trying to smuggle heroin into a maximum-security prison upstate with a 10-year-old in tow… Public School 28 Principal Sadie Silver, 40, of Bushwick, was arrested Friday with Michael Acosta, 34, after cops caught the educator and her partner carrying heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility… State Police Maj. Patrick Regan said…“Silver and Acosta were found

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Scott Carney was the point man as CDCR "blew its budgets or failed to deliver timely reports to lawmakers."  Small wonder the compulsive spenders in Stockton want him.
Bankrupt Stockton gives CDCR’s Carney job, 50k raise

$192k annual payments for city’s new dump-truck CDCR deputy leaving for Stockton administration job Jon Ortiz  |  Sacramento Bee Scott Carney, who sometimes endured withering criticism from lawmakers for his department’s perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his administrative post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton… Carney is stepping down from state job that paid him $143,774 last year as director of Corrections’ Division of Administrative Services to take a city job with an annual salary of $192,000. Administrative Services has an annual operating budget of $178 million

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A conspiracy between WALLmart guards and inmates involved dozens of contraband filled footballs tossed onto the yard.
The Dirtiest Guards

WALLmart guards, cons compete for contraband 4 Guards Eyed in Mississippi Prison Football Fight JACK ELLIOTT JR. |  (AP) ABC News JACKSON, Miss.–A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi’s top prison official said Tuesday. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said four guards accused of conspiring with inmates to collect the footballs have been suspended. …police…arrested a man just outside the fence of the Walnut Grove prison. Marcus Warnsley was caught with a bagful of 11 footballs packed with knives, razors,

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ReunifyingPrisonFamilies
Family unification program excludes men: So what?

Intercourse makes children, Responsible adults make families Suit charges California prison program discriminates against men Denny Walsh | Sacramento Bee A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory… An inmate enrolled in the Alternative Custody Program receives a day off her sentence for each day she participates. The inmate is released from prison and allowed to live in a residential home, transitional care facility, or residential drug treatment program for the remainder of her sentence.

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Detroit thugs are wary of armed citizens, says Police Chief
Detroit Chief: Give Pieces a Chance

Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime Jessica Chasmar | The Washington Times Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies than it did last year, and Police Chief James Craig is crediting armed citizens for the drop. “Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig, who has been an open advocate for private gun ownership, told The Detroit News in an interview. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in

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Landscape water 3 or more times a week, Direct application of water to wash sidewalks and driveways.

• Landscape irrigation that causes runoff to streets and gutters.

• Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle.

• Using drinkable water in a decorative fountain unless it recirculates the water.
Water waste now a criminal offense

Use a squirt gun, Go to prison? California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste Matt Weiser | Sacramento Bee It will now be considered a criminal act to waste water in California. …the State Water Resources Control Board took the unprecedented step of declaring certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation. Water use deemed excessive – such as allowing landscape watering to spill into streets, and hosing off sidewalks and driveways – can be subject to fines of $500 per day… Residential and business water use in California rose

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CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow
Commish: Beating shows CHiPs need more training

In one of the most obtuse official statements in California history, CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow told the Sacramento Bee a viral video of a CHiPpie sitting on a woman’s chest and punching her head repeatedly demonstrates the need for better training in interacting with the mentally ill. Paco is virtually speechless. But not literally. CLEARLY, the video demonstrates one or two shortcomings with the traffic enforcement agency, and 51-50 sensitivity training isn’t one of them. Without question, the officer is using excessive force–No California agency approves punching people in the face.  Punching a supine detainee’s head

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TodayIsTheFirstDayOfTheRestOfYourLifeTerm
Offender Recognition Day?

Self-esteem dream survives John Vasconcellos! Bill creating ‘Offender Recognition Day’ stalls in Assembly committee Noam D. Plume | Los Angles Times SACRAMENTO- The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill designating the first Monday in October, “California Offender Recognition Day,” but the measure stalled Tuesday in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The prison guards union and a coalition of victim’s advocacy groups, including Crime Victims United of California, oppose the bill, Senate Bill 938, as an “ill-conceived effort to foster public sympathy for offenders.” Those criticisms were challenged by the committee’s liberal members, including chairman Tom Ammiano, a

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Smoke III
Mr. Smoke’s pot plot source of Shasta’s Bully fire

Illicit dope grower’s supply truck source of ignition Man accused of starting Shasta County wildfire KTVU-AP REDDING, Calif. — A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 4 1/2 square miles of forested land in Shasta County. Freddie Alexander Smoke III

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Corrections Culinary Privateer Aramark has been serving calcium-rich, maggot-tainted food in several states.   Oy! Another incentive to order Kosher!
Fresh: Privateer serving larvae to rent-a-cons

‘What did you expect? It’s Maggot Stroganoff!’ Maggots Keep Appearing in Food Prepared by Private Prison Food Vendor A horror story of privatization. Tana Ganeva | AlterNet Aramark Correctional Services, a private food vendor contracted to feed prisoners in states across the country, may have exposed inmates to food laced with maggots, over and over again. The Ohio Columbus Dispatch reports that on June 30th food workers in Ohio’s Marysville prison found a serving tray infested with larvae after a maggot was spotted on a turkey roll… …the Dispatch obtained reports of two other instances

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The Court dismissed claims by idiots wearing clown-face, known as Juggalos.  The clowns have no legal standing.  They are followers of the horrid rappers, Insane Clown Posse (pictured).
Calling spade a spade: No standing, No harm, No foul

Juggalo gang designation a setback for Clown’s Rights? Insane Clown Posse followers: Clowns without standing As noted in an earlier post, Clowns grouping on the yard (11/3/11), the FBI publication 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment — Emerging Trends, officially designated “Juggalos” a “hybrid gang.”  The report is excerpted below. In response, a group of Juggalos in Michigan filed a suit alleging violation of civil rights–Juggalos in 4 states were being “profiled,” stopped and asked about their Insane Clown Posse attire, clown-faces and tattoos.  The ACLU and the band’s front men supported the suit. Last week, the LA

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Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote'
Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

Stakeholder summits sack security Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF Discussions aimed at resolving problems and improving management, officer told FBI Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun Management at the Baltimore jail held “town hall meetings” with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution… The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang’s extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.

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Now that all but the most liberal of counties, counties that receive disproportionate funding under AB109
Brown: Realignment just needs time, $2 billion

Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reforms haven’t lived up to his billing PAIGE ST. JOHN | Los Angeles Times Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the “boldest move in criminal justice in decades,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis… Diverting thousands of criminals from state prisons into county jails and probation departments not only had eased crowding, he said, but also reduced costs, increased safety and improved rehabilitation. “The prison emergency is over in California,” Brown said in early 2013. The numbers tell a different story.

Budget

ballot-box Retiree votes may be crucial in the motor city bankruptcy

An important vote is taking place now in Detroit.  City retirees will are being asked to cut their pensions and retirement benefits.  All non-uniformed personnel will, if the vote is approved, have their pension cut 4.5% and their COLA disappear.  Also some of the COLA will go away for peace officers and fire fighters.  If

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Now that all but the most liberal of counties, counties that receive disproportionate funding under AB109 Brown: Realignment just needs time, $2 billion

Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reforms haven’t lived up to his billing PAIGE ST. JOHN | Los Angeles Times Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the “boldest move in criminal justice in decades,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis… Diverting thousands of criminals from state prisons into county jails and probation departments not only had eased crowding, he said, but also reduced costs, increased safety and improved rehabilitation. “The prison emergency is over in California,” Brown said in early 2013. The numbers tell a different story.

justice City of Detroit vs. United Nations?

There is something interesting developing in the morally and fiscally bankrupt city of Detroit. About 50% of the customers of the city Water and Sewerage Dept. are in arrears on their bills.  This is a big deal as you might imagine.  Therefore, the city is starting to cut off service to customers.  It is also

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MoneyInTheToilet Feds bail on Jerry’s toy train

The Feds and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have cancelled their joint agreement to piss money away on pseudo-HSR trains in California. The claimed cause of the split was the fact that nobody seems interested in building trans for both Amtrak, which runs on relatively ancient rail right-of-ways and the California HSR proposal, which will

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Bob's Blotter

BobsBlotter Shooting fleeing burglar in the back may be a bad move

It is very questionable as to how this thing will turn out.  One thing is for sure, the homeowner should not have been talking to the media. Tom Greer, 80, lives in Long Beach.  His home has been burglarized at least three times, maybe by the same suspects.  Last night when he returned home he

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BobsBlotter Its a hospital. What bad could happen?

All the information isn’t known yet, but it seems like this is probably what happened at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA, just outside of Philadelphia earlier today. A person with psych issues came into a doctor’s office in the hospital in the company of a female employee, possibly a social worker type.  The patient’s

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Conspicuous stupidity

I am not saying that all gang oriented violent assholes are stupid, but sometimes I wonder. Rocky Riberal, 46, his son Brandon Riberal, 20, and Raymond Valles, Jr., 19, have just finished undergoing trial in Stockton for a gang related collateral damage homicide.  That is hardly unusual, but some of the ancillary goings-on were sort

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BobsNewsflash[1],jpg The failed promise of GPS tracking

There was a pretty good piece linked here from the Orange County Register two days ago about how GPS monitoring is in fact a failure as a deterrent to crime. The article quotes Linda Whitfield of Arkansas as saying that GPS “is a joke, and the joke is on us.”  Ms. Whitfield is a rape

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Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 Beretta Leaving Maryland For Tennessee

Beretta reacts to Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which bans a number of firearms and restricts gun ownership, by pulling up stakes and heading for gun-friendly Tennessee. Beretta’s move comes on the heels of last May’s announcement by Remington Arms that, in wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act gun-control law, it will shift

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katz-litter4 Oklahoma Executioner Will Use Drain Cleaner

EXECUTIONER ENTERS LETHAL INJECTION ROOM WITH BAG FROM HOME DEPOT The Onion | July 25, 2014 MCALESTER, OK—Shortly before administering a lethal injection to a prisoner sentenced to death by the state, Oklahoma Department of Corrections executioner Michael Callahan reportedly entered the death chamber Friday at Oklahoma State Penitentiary carrying a large plastic bag full

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katz-litter4 Burger Heist By Naked ‘Knuckleheads’

Two naked men and one wearing only briefs broke into a Bonita Beach, Florida eatery and took off with 60 burgers, three pounds of bacon and some red peppers On Sunday at 3:06 a.m., three brazen burglars, two of them completely naked and one wearing only briefs, broke into the kitchen of Doc’s Beach House,

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katz-litter4 Better 19 Years Late Than Never

RELATIVES OF TWO MURDERED NY WOMEN WAITED 19 YEARS TO REPORT THEM MISSING The 70-year-old husband and father of the missing women is arrested in Ohio for their murder Last month, family members filed missing person reports on a mother and daughter with the New York State Police. There was just one little problem. The

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Krupp Files

"And what do you see in this picture?" Krupp Files: Killing therapy

Mass Killings and ‘Mental Health Treatment’ Take a sip of something poison and hold on tight Richard Krupp, Ph.D. Recent mass stabbings and shootings of innocent people by deranged psycho-killers have been grabbing headlines.  Politicians call for gun control and “mental health treatment.”  The families of the victims are left with their grief.  Are there any explanations or solutions that might help control the madness? According to the Sacramento Bee on June 8, 2014,  Police: College student disarmed Seattle gunman A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire Thursday in a building

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MagicalMysteryMedicalFacility The Magical Mystery Medical Facility

Jerry “Houdini” Brown– rise up to your ability With the lights turned up, it’s hard to hide Richard Krupp, PhD The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety coupled with recent events lead me to believe Governor Jerry Brown is pulling out the tricks he has up his sleeve–Magical electronic parolee monitors, millions of taxpayer dollars for illusory inmate medical cures and maybe solar panels to reduce the carbon footprints of the global warming monster.  Do you feel safe? Yesterday, Paco posted a spoof  article about

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Gangsters of every stripe have infiltrated government at all levels throughout history. Krupp Files: Shrimp Boy and Uncle Leland

Crime in California:  Welcome to the Legislature The Adventures of Shrimp Boy and Uncle Leland – We are coming for you Richard Krupp, PhD Over the past few weeks I have tried to keep up with some of the local news in between my travels to various venues in and out of California to attend concerts.  I even ran into a fellow CDC retiree at the airport.  We discussed previous work events and then jumped on flights in different directions.  The following article is a result of some of the news stories I have read

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ChairmanLarryKarlton Krupp Files: Larry Karlton, Killers’ Champion

Citizens and governor of California caught trying to prolong incarceration for violent criminals Pro Crime Judge Larry to the rescue, Let murderers out sooner! Richard Krupp, PhD Well known pro-crime advocate, Larry Karlton, working as a federal judge, threw out two laws designed to protect California citizens. Larry thought there was a risk of extended incarceration for his protected group– criminals. One law known as “The Victims’ Bill of Rights” was an easy target for Larry. How could victims possibly have any rights? According to the Sacramento Bee, March 2, 2014: “Proposition 9, a ballot

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GADFLY Open

Ultimately, God makes it possible for all departures and arrivals Departures and Arrivals

The Surprisingly Great, Good Adventure (many thanks to Rick and Merry for a great trip) Some important departures and arrivals marked the end of June and the first two weeks of July 2014 for my family. On June 29th, our fourth grandson, Tobias Austin, was born to our son Brian and his wife Michaelene. A departure to Oklahoma had been planned for many months in anticipation of this new arrival. Sometime during the planning months prior to our road trip (while attending a women’s Bible study), my wife Linda learned that one of the ladies

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Martyrs Trivial Pursuits*

*[Greg is taking the day off. Today's offering is a reprise of the Sunday Sermon dated July 5, 2009...-ED] Martyrdom versus Fanaticism Often times, especially in the popular media, there is a peculiar lack of editorial accountability for the use of the English language, particularly where a definition or term is applied in a story where it absolutely does not fit. One of the regular verbal-isms of note is the use of the term “martyr” as a description for an act of intentional terrorism by political extremists who violently enter eternity in a billion bits,

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Have you ever felt that something was missing in your life? The Bigger Picture; Making Things Fit

This Puzzling Life It has been many years since I sat down with a box of irregularly-shaped, uniquely-colored cardboard pieces and attempted to fit them into a completed pattern of something designed by someone else. Of course, I am referring to a picture puzzle. Some puzzles are quite complex, separated into hundreds of smaller parts that only fit together one way. It is frustrating when one piece is out of place or missing, which delays the whole puzzle picture from satisfactory completion. And it is thoroughly aggravating when someone comes along and (inadvertently or intentionally)

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Man-made images of gods are a distraction from the image of God Mistaken Identity

Why is Image so Important to God? I confess it is most embarrassing on those occasions when I have called out to someone I thought I knew, only to discover that the person I called to was not the person at all. Perhaps it has happened to you? Maybe you have been in a situation where you were waiting in line at the grocery store. You see a fellow standing two lines over at another checkout lane. He resembles a friend of yours, named Joe. You raise your voice and call out, “Hey Joe, long

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Unions

justice Wrongful termination

I was just made aware of some information regarding the case of Lt. Charlie Hughes against CDCr for wrongful termination and retaliation-harassment.  This isn’t exactly new, but is sort of timely due to some other things going on. Among those other things is the racial separation lawsuit spoken to in another post today.  One of

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gone-fishin Retired chapter meeting

There will be a meeting of the statewide CCPOA retired chapter this coming Saturday, July 12.  It will run from 1300-1700 hours at the Holiday Inn Express, 2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento. 916-928-9400. Dinner will be supplied afterwards in the Malabar Room at the hotel.  Please notify Debbie at CCPOA if you plan to attend so

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Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote' Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

Stakeholder summits sack security Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF Discussions aimed at resolving problems and improving management, officer told FBI Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun Management at the Baltimore jail held “town hall meetings” with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution… The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang’s extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.

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ballot-box Retiree votes may be crucial in the motor city bankruptcy

An important vote is taking place now in Detroit.  City retirees will are being asked to cut their pensions and retirement benefits.  All non-uniformed personnel will, if the vote is approved, have their pension cut 4.5% and their COLA disappear.  Also some of the COLA will go away for peace officers and fire fighters.  If

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Gold Star Parolee

GoldStarLogo Murdering Mountie up for parole consideration (again)

A former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police previously sentenced to life without parole for at least 23 years for murder is, in fact, now up for parole consideration again after breaking parole. Patrick Kelly, now 64, murdered his wife Jeanette 33 years ago by throwing her off a 17th floor balcony.  He was

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GoldStarLogo 2 convicted in collateral damage murder of 3-year old

Edward Curtis Denard, 29, and Willie Torrance, 25, were convicted  today in the murder of Carlos Nava in August of 2011 in Oakland.  Torrance was driving and Denard was the shooter.  They did manage to wound two rival gang members in the process of murdering the child.  Torrence was on parole at the time, Denard

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GoldStarLogo Internal reports praises monitoring of murderous sex offenders

An internal report into the tracking of two high-risk sex offender parolees suspected in the rapes and murders of four women while on electronic monitoring praised the federal officers involved and put the blame of them being unaware of their activities on the “complex nature of human behavior.” The two suspects, Franc Cano and Steven

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katz-litter4 Another ‘Successful’ Parolee

64-year-old entrepreneurial parolee, who resided in a senior citizen village, went into the business of manufacturing and selling meth Robert Short, 64, was stopped Saturday evening by Fresno cops for a traffic violation. A records check revealed that Short was on parole for selling meth. Since state law allowed them to make a warrantless search

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Bad Apples

Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote' Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

Stakeholder summits sack security Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF Discussions aimed at resolving problems and improving management, officer told FBI Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun Management at the Baltimore jail held “town hall meetings” with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution… The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang’s extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.

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3 York County PA CO's are accused of official oppression by coercing inmates into performing juvenile stunts. 3 CO Stooges: Inmates consented to ‘official oppression’

Why do you keep hitting yourself? Judge questions proposed York prison guard defense Attorneys contend inmates willingly participated in “nonsensical and juvenile acts.” Rick Lee | York Daily Record York County Judge Richard K. Renn advised three attorneys representing three suspended prison guards that he does not think their planned defense will hold up at trial. His remarks immediately were met with a uniform gulp and a collective silence from the attorneys. David Michael Whitcomb, 28, of Hellam Township, Mark Andrew Haynes, 27, of Jacobus, and Daniel H. Graff, 38, of York, are charged with

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DRAKO CMF K-9 Team snags 1,000th cellphone

K-9 Duo’s record reflects aggressive CDCR interdiction Local prison K-9 sniffs out 1,000 cellphones Catherine Mijs | The Reporter (VACAVILLE) When it comes to having a nose for trouble, Drako is a cut above the rest. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation K-9 is not only capable of tracking down the typical contraband of tobacco and drugs that sneak their way inside prison walls, but he’s able to sniff out something even more dangerous: cellphones. During the Belgian Malinois’ four and a half-year career with the CDCR, working alongside his handler, Correctional Officer Brian

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justice Six convicted at LASO

Six members of the LASO were convicted Monday for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse of jail inmates and conspiracy. After deliberating one week the jury found Lt. Stephen Leavins, Lt. Gregory Thompson, Sgt. Scott Craig, Sgt. Maricela Long, Deputy Gerard Smith and Deputy Mickey Manzo guilty.  Each could get as much as 15 years

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