Restraint and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: Judge Gorsuch on the Sixth Amendment

Whatever openness to the claims of criminal defendants Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch may have displayed in his Fourth Amendment decisions finds no counterpart in his opinions touching on Sixth Amendment rights. In each of the four cases in which Judge Gorsuch has dissented on Sixth Amendment grounds, his desired holding would have been more favorable for the government. Defendants who find him writing for the majority are no better off—out of fifty-two opinions the Judge has ...
Submitted by crote at 2017-03-24 17:36pm to the Politics forum.

Wisconsin dad irate after 12-year-old daughter accused of selling sex toys

A Racine school is disputing a story that they suspended a student for selling sex toys, instead stating the students sexualized the water snake wigglies.

The family spoke to TODAY'S TMJ4 on Tuesday, claiming the student was suspended because the principal mistook the water snakes for sex toys.

In a statement, the school said the student was selling the water snakes out of her locker and students, “sexualized the use of these toys which was disruption to learning that could not be ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-03-24 16:31pm to the Education forum.

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Regina Elsea was a year old in 1997 when the first vehicle rolled off the Mercedes-Benz assembly line near Tuscaloosa. That gleaming M-Class SUV was historic. Alabama, the nation’s fifth-poorest state, had wagered a quarter-billion dollars in tax breaks and other public giveaways to land the first major Mercedes factory outside Germany. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai followed with Alabama plants of their own. Kia built a factory just over the border in West Point, Ga. The auto parts makers came ...
Submitted by chapstick at 2017-03-24 16:25pm to the The Economy forum.

Hosni Mubarak Is Freed, to Dismay of Many in Egypt

Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic corruption during his three decades of rule.

Mr. Mubarak, 88, was taken from the Maadi Military Hospital in southern Cairo, where he had been living under guard in a room with a view of the Nile, to his ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2017-03-24 15:29pm to the The World forum.

Woman Pregnant With 4 Babies After IVF Regrets “Selective Reduction” Abortion of One Baby

Other women who have undergone selective reduction say they regret aborting one baby every time they look at the surviving babies.. They will always wonder what the other baby would’ve been like.

Selective reduction is usually done by injecting poison into the heart of the baby being aborted, killing him or her. When the woman goes to term, she gives birth to her living babies as well as the dead one.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-03-24 14:55pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Rick Perry is mad about a student election

Rick Perry, the current United States energy secretary, is very concerned about the student body elections at his alma mater, Texas A&M. The Aggies are currently embroiled in a very juvenile spat over an election that included everything from voter intimidation to cries of PC culture run amok. In the school’s recent student body elections between junior Bobby Brooks and senior Robert McIntosh, the latter was disqualified amid claims of voter intimidation, resulting in Brooks’ victory ...
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 14:23pm to the Politics forum.

Hey, what's the problem?

I suppose I am kind of indifferent as to Chelsea Clinton’s possible desire to run for Congress. Political dynasties are an unfortunate annoyance of politics but are pretty unavoidable, be they Democrats or Republicans, Americans or other nations. It’s not the sign of endless neoliberal triangulation some of the left are claiming (guess what: it’s not 1997!), but it’s not like she has done anything to deserve election either. Still, it’s not ideal. Of course, if she does want to serve ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-03-24 14:28pm to the Horseshit! forum.

New charges against Chicago cop in Laquan McDonald shooting

A Chicago police officer already facing first-degree murder charges for the controversial shooting of a black teen will face an additional 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, a special prosecutor announced Thursday
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 14:28pm to the Crime forum.

Members of Congress Ask the FBI to Help Locate Washington, D.C.’s Missing Girls

Black members of Congress sent a letter Tuesday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey for help locating missing children in Washington, D.C. According to the Associated Press, the District “logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year.” Of those, 22 were unsolved as of March 22, according to D.C. police.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 14:14pm to the Crime forum.

A Homeland Security Official Came to Warn Us About Workplace Shootings and Political Correctness

On Thursday afternoon, Gizmodo Media Group’s corporate parent Univision asked Gizmodo Media employees, which includes Jezebel’s staff, to attend an “active shooter training” conducted by a Department of Homeland Security official named Kevin Peterson. It’s no mystery why any responsible employer would want to prepare its employees for what is unfortunately becoming an increasingly routine workplace hazard. It’s also no mystery why the Department of Homeland Security would make its ...
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 14:07pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Trump orders Congress to vote on Ryan’s healthcare bill Friday or leave Obamacare in place

On Thursday evening, a couple hours after GOP House leadership admittedly failed to cull together the votes needed to pass the American Health Care Act, President Trump responded to his party with an ultimatum: Vote on the bill Friday no matter what, or we’re sticking with the Affordable Care Act.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-03-24 14:11pm to the Politics forum.

Pratt Institute Warns Students of FBI Effort to Build 'Relationships'

The FBI has been contacting art students at the Pratt Institute to "build better relationships with the community," according to an email the head of the college's security sent faculty and students.

William J. Schmitz, the director of security for the art school, sent an email blast to faculty, students and staff on March 2 alerting them to the bureau's effort to cozy up to their students.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-03-24 13:31pm to the Arts forum.

Why do white liberal artists love Black death so much?

By now it should be clear that these type of well-meaning artists don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt. What they are doing with capitalizing Black death and turning them into their activist statements can be easily understood as fraudulent when the shoe is placed on the other foot. As writer Robert Jones Jr. states, “I want a black artist to start painting graphic scenes of real-life mutilation, dehumanization, murder, and disrespect of white people to profit from. Paint Jon Benet ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-03-24 13:11pm to the Arts forum.

Helmets of blood: The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen

First of all, let’s face it, there is no way to overestimate Ministry’s influence on rock ‘n’ roll. For one brief moment in time (let’s say 1988), they were the heaviest band on the planet, and they are clearly the greatest industrial-rock band of all time (unless you include fire tricks, then obviously Rammstein). And probably the best part about it is that they’ve been shepherded for the past thirty-something years by a complete maniac.
Submitted by revdrew at 2017-03-24 11:37am to the Music forum.

Germany to clear gays convicted under Nazi-era law

The German government Wednesday approved plans to quash the convictions of 50,000 men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war, and offer compensation.

The measure marks a triumph for activists after a decades-long struggle to clear the names of gay men who lived with a criminal record under Article 175 of the penal code.

An estimated 5,000 of those found guilty are still alive.

The legislation was passed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet and ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-03-24 1:26am to the Crime forum.

nyt still with its finger on the beating pulse of american culture

“Part of cultural appropriation is blindness,” he added. “I’m on the right side of the line because it’s an idea for the video that has a very multiethnic casting, and nobody who is white or non-Asian is playing an Asian person.”
Submitted by linnjob at 2017-03-24 1:03am to the Horseshit! forum.

Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows

Questions remain about the limitations of the technique: at some stage, presumably, the body would come up against the problem that not all tissues can be regenerated, meaning that fewer cells would be left. “My fear was that taking out cells the mice would just implode,” De Keizer said, adding that while he found no evidence that the mice had began to shrink, this might become an issue beyond some threshold.
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-03-24 2:22am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Nine New England Communities Labeled Uncooperative By ICE

he Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a report on local law enforcement agencies that, the agency says, declined to comply with official requests by ICE, called "detainers," to hold or transfer individuals in custody for immigration enforcement actions.

The document is the first edition of what the agency says will be a weekly report. For the week of January 28-February 3, 2017, the report says, ICE issued 3,083 such requests.
The ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-03-24 1:26am to the Crime forum.

Catholic League Endorses Trump’s Gutting Of The Arts Because “Perverts” Shouldn’t Get Federal Money

Via press release from Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Public Radio (NPR), and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), are all subsidized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The Trump administration is right to propose a budget that completely guts these entities of federal funding. That is why I am asking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to honor the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-03-24 1:27am to the Arts forum.

Human trash appeals conviction because judge was not a robot

A Calgary mother who was convicted of first-degree murder in the starvation and neglect death of her diabetic 15-year-old son has asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to overturn her conviction, arguing the judge showed bias when she cried during the trial. The boy weighed just 37 pounds when he died.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2017-03-24 0:35am to the Crime forum.