Clarke was also asked about a candidate for New York attorney general's call to abolish ICE. Zephyr Teachout recently released a campaign video in which she pledged to pursue prosecutions against ICE employees and work to shut down the law enforcement organization. … [Read more...] about Sheriff David Clarke Slams NYT’s ‘Racist’ Editorial Board Member
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The North Korean government had between 80,000 and 120,000 people imprisoned in labor camps according to a 2014 U.N. report. But those numbers fluctuate a lot because "[t]he inmate population has been gradually eliminated through deliberate starvation, forced labor, executions, torture, rape and the denial of reproductive rights enforced through punishment, forced abortion and infanticide," the report stated. … [Read more...] about Trump on Kim Jong Un: ‘Why shouldn’t I like him?’
“27……. Admittedly, the development work of the Golf Course has not yet been commenced and the investments allegedly made by the respondent no.4 beyond the lease amount are by way of engaging agencies and other expenditures. The impugned letter of allotment as well as the subsequent lease deed in favour of respondent no.4 is on the basis of the tender received in November, 2002 and the minimum reserved bid fixed at Rs. 33,00,33,000/- in the consent order dated 18/8/2004 was based on the bid made by the said respondent. It was not based on any contemporaneous record of valuation of the land admeasuring 35.55 H. It cannot be accepted that despite the lapse of six years the reserved bid of Rs. 33,00,33,000/- would be a justifiable lease amount for a public property and, in fact, it was a grossly undervalued reserved bid. Over a period of six years the land costs in and around Mubai have multiplied. Despite this reality, CIDCO proceeded to award the tender to respondent … [Read more...] about Permission granted by the Apex Court to withdraw writ petition; Senior lawyer writes to CJI in protest.
The bench observed that in a case where the accused does not act on provocation or on the spur of the moment, but meticulously executes a deliberate, cold-blooded and pre-planned crime, giving scant regard to the consequences of the same, the precarious balance in the sentencing policy evolved by our criminal jurisprudence would tilt heavily towards the death sentence. The incident, the bench held, shocked and repulsed the collective conscience of the community and the court. As a result, the bench found no mitigating factor in favour of commutation of their death sentences to life imprisonment. … [Read more...] about President Rejects Mercy Petitions Of Five Death-Row Convicts In Two Days
Bergdahl’s story is interesting, but the issue is just about a legal dispute. Everyone pretty much agrees on the actual facts. Everyone gets what happened. If you didn’t follow, here’s the deal: On June 30th, 2009, Bergdahl walked off his army base, because he had grown disillusioned with the army, and the war, and was fed up. He had written his parents a note days prior expressing his anger. Shortly after he left, he was captured by the Taliban, and he remained a prisoner for almost five years. During that time, he was kept in a cage, tortured, and beaten. On May 31, 2014, he was released in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. People have called him a deserter, and many are angry with him because of the time and energy the military expended on dangerous search efforts. Others have said the release of the five Guantanamo detainees was illegal. … [Read more...] about Serial Is Really, Really Bad This Season