Monthly Archives: February 2012

Occupy Joins the Fight Against Private Prisons | Truthout

“Its very clear when you start connecting the dots for people that you have these banks that are investing in these prison corporations and these prison corporations are working with these lobby groups to pass all these laws that end … Continue reading

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Seminole County Deputy Lohri – thrown under the bus for former prosecutor Jeff Ashton?

TheĀ Orlando SentinelĀ reported in the linked article below that the Seminole County was only using one witness against Alexander Ashton – the arresting officer, Deputy Lohri. Alexander Ashton is the son of former Orange/Osceola prosecutor Jeff Ashton, known nationwide for his … Continue reading

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Gov. Scott: Don’t execute Waterhouse today, use your executive authority for public safety, not sickening sideshows

From: Susan Chandler Date: February 15, 2012 8:48:36 AM EST To: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com Cc: ASKDOJ , antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov, Tampa Division , miami@ic.fbi.gov, Senator Mike Haridopolos , Speaker Cannon , irsob@do.treas.gov, *TIGTA Investigations Complaints Unit , ACLU Romero Subject: DON’T EXECUTE ROBERT WATERHOUSE … Continue reading

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Petition: Florida Parole Board: parole Gary Bennett | Change.org

Unlike the many Brevard County men convicted using charlatan dog handler John Preston, Gary was convicted ONE YEAR AFTER Preston was outed as a fraud in Dale Suttons Ohio federal case … which the prosecutors, public defenders and media all … Continue reading

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Paper Tiger governors chose death warrant pen swipes over sweaty job of being legitimately tough on crime

From: Susan Chandler Date: February 11, 2012 8:28:41 AM EST To: Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov Cc: ASKDOJ , antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov, irsob@do.treas.gov, *TIGTA Investigations Complaints Unit Subject: Edwin Hart Turner should have turned your heart around on capital punishment, but you killed him Dear Governor … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Prisoners in the Corcoran Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) have been striking for periods of time since late December 2011. It’s likely that some number of prisoners have been striking for the last two…

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Orlando Sentinel portrays corruption as controversy – “reporting” that shows how Florida corruption just grows and grows

The Orlando Sentinel January 31 headline said, “Orange sheriff’s captain named police chief in Ponce Inlet,” milquetoast enough to make it unlikely that even Ponce Inlet residents would read further. Then the first sentence said, “A controversial Orange County sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Is America a Police State?

“You know you live in a police state when people write to you to commend you for your “courage” for writing critically against the government when, in fact, you should have every good reason to live in fear of so … Continue reading

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FTC published letter re LabCorp, Orchid Cellmark – too late, too lackluster

My guess is that Ohio’s Governor John Kasich isn’t going to be any happier than I am with the FTC Secretary Donald S. Clark’s portrayal of competition in forensic DNA testing, at least not after the governor is made aware … Continue reading

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Hit Man Vincent Smothers goes the distance for wrongly incarcerated, disabled Davontae Sanford

On January 30th, the AP reported, “Smothers said he never used a 14-year-old accomplice – blind in one eye and learning disabled – to carry out his paid hits, mostly victims tied to Detroit’s drug trade.” It wasn’t Vincent Smothers’ … Continue reading

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