Monthly Archives: July 2012

The case for ex-felon voting rights restoration | Gainesville.com

“March 2011, during their first meeting as the Clemency Board and at the urging of Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida’s three Cabinet members voted unanimously to implement arguably the most restrictive criteria in the nation for … Continue reading

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A Holocaust of FBI Law Enforcement Practices Comes to Light | Prism Magazine

“The right angle to this is huge. The FBI is agreeing to look at 10,000 cases when in fact the FBI taught local, state and federal crime lab personnel this analytical technique for decades. That means in this nation alone … Continue reading

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When Dillon sings the Star Bangled Banner for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight, he’ll be singing the blues …

Wrongly convicted man sings for the Rays – Tampa Bay Times “Dillon calls the Rays his team and would love to wear his Rays cap, though of course you don’t when you are singing the most patriotic of songs. He … Continue reading

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Lamar/Ashton ho-hum, humdrum debates, although howling is in order

Documents referred to in Lamar/Ashton debate on Central… | http://www.wftv.com These are some of the documents referred to in the Central Florida Spotlight debate between State Attorney candidates Lawson Lamar and Jeff Ashton. Lawson Lamar Financial Disclosure Jeff Ashton Financial … Continue reading

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I haven’t forgotten Jennifer Ellis-Seitz

Before her name became hyphenated, Jennifer Ellis worked – unhappily – as a crime reporter at Florida Today. She left the newspaper around the time of Wilton Dedge’s DNA-exoneration. Ellis-Seitz went missing from the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship on Christmas … Continue reading

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Auditors say billions likely wasted in Iraq work – Yahoo! News

“Bowen’s office has spent more than $200 million tracking the reconstruction funds, and in addition to producing numerous reports, his office has investigated criminal fraud that has resulted in 87 indictments, 71 convictions and $176 million in fines and other … Continue reading

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FOCUS | Joseph Stiglitz: Jail the Bankers

“In one of my earlier books I said, bankers weren’t born bad, for the most part. They were often some of our best students. But when you give people that much money, make it so easy to steal, it makes … Continue reading

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