Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Google deleted Student News last night and Underground America the night before

By Christopher Rice

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Hi, Student News is no more. Google deleted last night. That is the bad news. The good news is I already own the URL and I can rebuild that site. The bad news is after buying all of the URLs last month (just in case Google pulled something like this) we no longer have the funds to run and maintain the site. And to be honest, I haven't seen a dime from any of the ads we recently placed on our sites, they don't perform any where near expected (averages about one dollar a day) and there are no donations coming in. So to be perfectly blunt if the knowledge I'm sharing isn't worth the price of a newspaper or a Frappuccino to you than why should I waste my precious time entertaining and educating you?
I don't have a news crew, film crew or budget like CNN or ABC but I'm expected to produce original top quality news worthy pieces several times a day without error. Even though my competition is consistently inaccurate. And so to be quite frank, you either need to pay me or pay me no never mind.

I already own the URLs. I already have the articles on how to download textbooks for free. How to manufacture drugs. How to beat the police, FBI, DEA & NSA. How to beat police stings, riot police and how to beat your court case.

And I will continue to publish it all for free. All you need to do is click the Paypal donation button and donate, doesn't matter how much or how little. Donate or get off my site.  

I'm sick and tired of having to fight Wordpress, Google, LE and everyone under the sun and not get paid.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Last night Google deleted Underground America Inc.

Hi, everyone. Last night Google deleted

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BANNED by Google BANNED by Facebook BANNED in the USA.


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PS Just before being deleted Underground America Inc. published an article on how sheriffs were requesting Google to remove an app that locates where police officers are. The article went on to mention how Google has always been a "good corporate citizen" and worked hand in glove with the NYPD and US government. We ran this pic with that article...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The DEA has been spying on millions of US drivers for years

By Lizzie Plaugic       

The United States Justice Department is tracking millions of vehicles nationwide as part of a secret intelligence-gathering program, The Wall Street Journal reports. The surveillance program is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's plan to build a database plotting the movements of vehicles around the country.

The program, which scans and records license plates, has been in place for years. A spokesperson for the Justice Department told the Journal that the license plate-reader program is "not new," but where it was previously used to combat drug cartels and seize valuables, it is now being used to solve criminal cases like homicide and kidnapping. DEA documents obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act show the license plate-reader program dating back to 2008.

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This isn't the first time the US government has spied on its citizens, but now it seems the only prerequisite for being spied on is driving a car.

Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, said of the program, "It’s unconscionable that technology with such far-reaching potential would be deployed in such secrecy. People might disagree about exactly how we should use such powerful surveillance technologies, but it should be democratically decided, it shouldn’t be done in secret."

The DEA originally began tracking vehicles near the Mexican border to staunch the flow of narcotics into the US, but has been expanding its surveillance reach throughout the country.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

N.Y. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver accused of $4 million bribery and kickback scheme, Dems continue to support him

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver declared his innocence Thursday after facing bombshell federal corruption charges of soliciting $4 million in dirty money over the last 15 years.

“I am confident that after a full hearing and due process, I will be vindicated of these charges,” a relaxed Silver announced after his release on $200,000 bond following a Manhattan Federal Court hearing.

Silver, spied earlier taking an uncomfortable ride to the courthouse alongside an FBI agent, made his brief appearance after U.S. Attorney Preet Bhahara blasted him as the epitome of a corrupt politician.

“For many years, New Yorkers have asked the question, ‘How could Speaker Silver, one of the most powerful men in New York, earn millions of dollars in outside income without deeply compromising his ability to honestly serve his constituents?’” said Bharara.

“Today we provide the answer: He didn’t.”

The stunning five-count criminal complaint accused the Manhattan Democrat, an Albany power broker for decades, with pocketing millions in bribes and kickbacks in return for wielding his massive influence.

“Speaker Silver lied and misled the public about his outside incomes,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a news conference hours after Silver turned himself in.

“These charges go to the very core of what ails Albany — a lack of transparency, lack of accountability and a lack of principle joined with an overabundance of greed, cronyism and self-dealing.”

Bharara’s office received court warrants to seize $3.4 million from eight of Silver’s accounts at a half-dozen banks.

Each of the counts against Silver carries a maximum 20-year jail term — five years longer than the length of time that prosecutors claim the speaker was collecting his crooked cash.

The federal prosecutor said Silver’s approach to his illegal income was simple: “He did nothing. As alleged, Speaker Silver never did any legal work. He just sat back and collected millions of dollars.”

Silver was accused of pressuring two real estate companies doing business with the state to hire a law firm that was regularly paying him bribes, the 35-page complaint charged.

The beneficiary of the increased business was Jay Arthur Goldberg, 75, who once worked as Silver’s lawyer in the Assembly, sources indicated.

Goldberg, of the Manhattan law firm Goldberg & Iryami, was also once employed by the city Tax Commission during the Koch administrations.

The majority of the $4 million came after Silver steered $500,000 in taxpayer funds to a doctor who in turn referred asbestos cases to Weitz & Luxenberg, a personal injury firm affiliated with the speaker for decades.

The state money was provided to Dr. Robert Taub for research by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation — with some of the additional funds going for unspecified “additional benefits” to the doctor’s family, the court papers charges.

Taub, who is affiliated with Columbia University, is cooperating with the FBI, court papers revealed. Silver sponsored a May 2011 “official resolution” by the assembly honoring Taub.

Silver collected more than $3.2 million in referral fees from the law firm after directing more than 100 clients to Weitz & Luxenberg for asbestos litigation, according to the complaint.

But not a single one of the firm's clients ever contacted Silver or spoke with the politician about their cases, even as the law firm kept paying the fees.

Silver had long insisted publicly that he sent “plain, ordinary, simple people” with legitimate personal injury cases to the law firm, the court documents note.

No one else was charged with Silver — although one alleged co-conspirator was mentioned.

Asked if more charges were coming, Bharara replied, “Stay tuned.”

Authorities also charged that the corrupt Silver attempted to cover his tracks once a state investigation was launched in 2013, moving to quash a subpoena from the Moreland Commission to Weitz & Luxenberg.

Silver dismissed the investigation as a “fishing expedition.” The assembly speaker and his staff were involved in negotiations that led Gov. Cuomo to end the commission last year, the complaint said.

Silver, whose annual state salary is $121,000, was driven in a white Subaru from the FBI’s Lower Manhattan headquarters to the nearby federal courthouse on Pearl St. shortly after 10 a.m.

Mayor de Blasio, speaking after the speaker surrendered to the FBI, said he did not believe that Silver should resign.

“Although the charges announced today are certainly very serious, I want to note that I’ve always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity,” the mayor declared.

The schemes date back to 2000, and the complaint charges the speaker with multiple counts of fraud and using “the power and influence of his official position to obtain for himself millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income earned by Silver as a private lawyer.”

Silver arrived early Thursday at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan after officials allowed him to surrender and avoid a perp walk, law enforcement sources said.

The courtesy was extended to Silver due to his status as a veteran state lawmaker, the sources said.

His attorney dismissed the charges as without merit.

“Mr. Silver looks forward to responding to them — in court — and ultimately his full exoneration,” said defense lawyer Joel Cohen.

Silver, 70, told reporters on Jan. 7, after word of the investigation came to light, that he had not personally heard from investigators. He was less specific when asked whether his lawyer had, saying “they have not been directed to do anything.”

He has repeatedly refused to discuss the probe.

“I don’t think it’s appropriate at this time under the circumstances to be commenting on these matters,” he said two weeks ago.

The arrest of Silver, who next year would become the longest-serving speaker in Assembly history, comes as Bharara’s office has taken up the unfinished investigations of the Moreland anti-corruption commission.

Gov. Cuomo created the commission in 2013, but abruptly ended its work last year when the Legislature agreed to ethics reforms.

The criminal complaint upends the power structure in Albany just as the new legislative session is beginning.

Assembly Democrats, shortly before Bhahara unloaded on Silver, emerged from a closed-door Thursday morning conference at the Capitol to voice their support of their accused leader.

“I am continuing to support the speaker and I would say that the members, overwhelmingly in the conversation we just had, are continuing to support (Silver),” said Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester).

Silver, along with Cuomo and Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, are known as the “three men in the room” because they negotiate most everything that gets done in Albany.

There are many new faces but no clear heir apparent to Silver if he gives up the speaker’s job. Assemblymen Keith Wright (D-Manhattan), Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) are potential successors.

Lentol said a decision on whether Silver should step down was one that only the speaker could make.

“Even though it’s a serious charge and it probably hampers his ability somewhat to be speaker, he still has the confidence of his members,” said Lentol.

The Brooklyn Democrat expected Silver to receive a vote of confidence from his colleagues.

“The presumption of innocence is something we believe very strongly in,” he said. “We’ll weather that storm. It may hurt us, but Shelly is a shrewd and intelligent guy.”

Heastie declined comment on the situation.

Calls for Silver’s resignation started even before he appeared in court.

“Speaker Silver should resign for the good of the people of New York,” tweeted state Sen. Brad Holyman (D-Manhattan).

Silver was in Albany on Wednesday to hear Cuomo deliver his combined State of the State/budget address. It’s unclear whether he knew at the time whether he'd be under arrest less than 24 hours later.

For years Silver’s outside income has been the subject of discussion and controversy. Last year he reported making up to $750,000 for legal work, mostly with the trial firm of Weitz & Luxenberg.

Silver has refused to detail what he’s done to earn the pay.

First elected to the Assembly in 1976, Silver became speaker in February 1994 after the death of Saul Weprin. He has served as speaker under five governors and a host of Senate majority leaders, both Republican and Democrat.

Silver was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He lives with his wife, Rosa, near the apartment where he grew up. He has four children.

His wife and one of Silver’s sons were in the Assembly chamber Jan. 7 when Silver was elected to another term as speaker.

Several Assembly Republicans urged a vote against Silver on that day, including Steve Katz (R-Putnam County), who publicly argued that “New Yorkers deserve a speaker who isn’t under federal investigation.”

Silver has also been dealing with a lawsuit filed by two Assembly staffers who charge that the speaker and the Assembly did not protect them from being sexually harassed by former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. After the initial accusations that Lopez groped staffers made news, Silver suddenly found himself embroiled in controversy when it was reported that he had previously paid two other staffers who had accused Lopez of sexual harassment a then-secret, taxpayer-funded settlement in excess of $100,000.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New radar lets law enforcement peek into homes

Privacy is a growing concern for many as technology -- and the snooping it enables -- continues to grow. It's no surprise, then, that concerns have been raised about a new radar technology that provides law enforcement agencies with the ability to "see" through the walls of one's home from the outside -- something sensitive enough to pick up breathing and motion, and to identify the approximate location of anyone inside. Police have been silently acquiring and utilizing the technology for more than two years, spurring complaints.

Fifty or more law enforcement agencies in the United States have quietly acquired the radars, among them being the Marshals Service and the FBI. With these, police and agents can check whether a house is occupied from a distance of more than 50ft., something they say is essential to officer safety by letting them know, for example, whether someone is hiding inside.

Others, included among them being judges, have expressed concerns with the technology, particularly in light of the secretive nature used in acquiring and rolling out the radar. The use of the technology entered public awareness last month when a legal case in Denver included the revelation that law enforcement had employed the technology sans a search warrant.

The radar is called the Range-R, and it somewhat resembles a stun gun, or perhaps a stud finder. Each unit costs about $6,000 USD, and though it does identify motion inside of a house, it does not provide an image from inside of the home. Currently, use of the radar is being reviewed by the Department of Justice.

This isn’t going to make that much difference, since we’ve already lost our fourth amendment rights.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Obamacare helping campaign contributors/big business not workers

By Wendell Potter

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

Another inevitable attempt to repeal the whole law  won’t go anywhere because there are still enough Democrats in the Senate to block it.  But the bills to assist businesses—especially those that make generous campaign contributions—just might reach the President’s desk.

One of those measures  would redefine a full-time worker under Obamacare’s employer mandate provision from someone who works 30 hours a week to one who works 40 hours weekly.  The other piece of legislation would repeal the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices that helps pay for expanding coverage to the previously uninsured.

Republicans and some Democrats contend that both bills are intended to restore jobs they claim have been lost or will be lost as a result of those Obamacare provisions.

The law currently requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide health insurance to most of their full-time employees. The mandate will go into effect this year for employers with 100 or more workers and next year for employers with 50 or more. It does not apply to small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

The reason drafters of the reform law set the threshold at 30 hours a week was to bring more people into coverage. Changing it to 40 hours would mean that many folks would likely lose their health insurance.

The tradeoffs are complicated, but ultimately, people needing insurance are a loser. The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimate that changing the definition to 40 hours a week would reduce the number of people receiving employment-based coverage by about a million. But it would increase the number of people getting coverage through Medicaid or the health insurance exchanges by between 500,000 to 1 million. And about half a million would likely return to being uninsured.

Shifting that many people to the taxpayer-financed Medicaid program or to the exchanges, where most would be eligible for federal subsidies, would increase the budget deficit by nearly $74 billion between now and 2024, both the CBO and JCT say.

This story is part of Wendell Potter. Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter writes about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform. Click here to read more stories in this blog.

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Body Count: Inmates dying due to lack of healthcare AGAIN

Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol.

"It really hurts! HELP!" Frazier, then 18, wrote the second time he asked for care, in August 2009.

"I need to see a doctor!" he wrote on his eighth request form, after an X-ray came back negative. "I done put a lot of sick calls in & ya'll keep sending me back and ain't tell me nothing."

Four months later, after Frazier's 13th request resulted in hospitalization and doctors quickly diagnosed bone cancer, his arm had to be amputated, according to a lawsuit filed by his family.

But the cancer spread and Frazier died in 2011, months after his release.

As an inmate, his medical care had been managed not by the county sheriff's office that runs the jail, but by a private company under contract.

That company, Corizon Health Inc., is under growing pressure around the country after losing five state prison contracts, downgrades by credit analysts and increased scrutiny of care of inmates held by some of its largest customers, including New York City. But Corizon, whose responsibility for 345,000 inmates at prisons and jails in 27 states makes it the country's biggest for-profit correctional health provider, is just one of many firms using a similar model to vie for the billions of dollars states and counties spend on prisoner care.

The growth of the for-profit prison care industry raises questions about how to divide expensive and complicated responsibilities between public agencies and private companies. It turns, though, on a thornier underlying issue: How do you ensure care of people that society mostly would prefer not to think about?

Inmates "are still human beings. I think some people forget that, I really do. They're somebody's child," said Shirley Jenkins, Frazier's grandmother, whose suit against Corizon was filed together with medical documentation reviewed by The Associated Press.

States spend nearly $8 billion a year on prison health care, about a fifth of their entire corrections budgets — a figure that doesn't include millions more spent in local jails, according to a July report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation.

The spending reflects inmates who are much more likely than the general population to have a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Many have had little regular contact with doctors or other health care providers before they're locked up, allowing chronic conditions and infectious diseases to worsen. A rising population of older inmates requires more care, even as spending taxpayer money on doctoring for the accused and convicted remains politically unpopular.

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In the 1980s, when Corizon's two predecessor companies got their start, some individual counties began moving to privatize jail health care as a way to control costs. The trend has gained momentum as more states privatized care in prisons, motivated by spiraling costs and budget pressures.

Some critics say privatization, itself, is a faulty strategy, regardless of which company is hired.

"The fundamental problem is not this company or that company. ... The problem is a structure that creates incentives to cut corners and deny care to powerless people that have no other options," said David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project. "Now Corizon is huge, so it gets more scrutiny."

Others say deficiencies with prison health care go beyond whether or not it is privatized.

"I don't have a great love for private health care ... but I don't think that they're the source of the problem," said Dr. Marc Stern, former health services director for Washington state's prison system.

Stern, who worked for one of Corizon's predecessor firms in New York state in the early 2000s, issued a scathing report in 2012 on the company's care for inmates at an Idaho prison while serving as a court-appointed expert in a lawsuit pitting inmates and the state.

"I think the problem is how much money and effort we are willing to put into correctional health care," Stern said.

Tight budgets — whether a private company or a public agency is in charge — often lead to hiring of less-qualified nurses and doctors ill-equipped to make decisions that can put an inmate's health at risk, Stern said. If a prison runs its medical system so poorly that inmates are dying needlessly, an experienced private company can likely improve the quality of care while cutting costs, Stern said.

But if care is stabilized, a prison operator that builds its own expertise in-house can provide medical services at least as well, while doing it for less because they don't have to include a profit margin, he said.

Some critics of privatization, though, say Corizon is notably problematic.

"We get letters from prisoners about medical care not being provided and the list is endless. And it's increased tremendously since Corizon took over" prison health care from the state Department of Corrections, said Randall Berg, executive director of the Florida Justice Institute, who represents inmates petitioning for care.

"I thought the Florida DOC was bad, but this is much worse."

Corizon, while acknowledging critics, says it strives to provide quality care.

"We are always troubled by any questions on the care provided to our patients and view this as an opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to operational ethics and professionalism," a company spokeswoman, Susan Morgenstern, said in a written statement. The company declined to answer questions about its recent contract losses and other difficulties.

Those struggles are widespread.

Corizon's handling of health care for the 11,000 inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex is under "comprehensive review" by officials, who say they are concerned about problems including at least 16 deaths since 2009 and are looking into the possibility of replacing the firm with a teaching hospital or a city-run agency.

A year after Florida privatized medical care in its state prisons and awarded Corizon with a $1.2 billion contract, news reports point to rising inmate deaths. If the company does not address substandard care, the state's corrections commissioner wrote to Corizon's CEO in a September letter, Florida may begin withholding payment.

In Arizona, where Corizon was hired last year to replace the second largest provider, Wexford Health Sources Inc., after its management of inmate care came under fire, an advocacy group citing a rising number of deaths warned that "if anything, things have gotten worse" under the new contractor. The state recently settled a lawsuit by the ACLU that calls for stepped up monitoring of inmate medical treatment.

While Corizon's work for Florida and Arizona points to its growth, it has come even as the company has lost longstanding contracts to manage prison inmate health care in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, Tennessee and Pennsylvania since 2012, when each job came up for bid. Auditors in three of those states documented problems including slowness to address inmates' urgent requests for off-site care and poor record-keeping that made it difficult to know whether inmates were getting prescribed medications.

"My question to you is, in light of this history, why should the state seriously be considering any proposal your company might make to get this contract back again?" a Maine state senator, Roger Katz, asked a Corizon executive during a 2012 hearing on the subject. The man who ran Maine's prisons when Corizon lost the contract is now in charge of New York's jails, where the company's care is again under the microscope.

When Corizon was created in a 2011 merger of two already large companies, it appeared well positioned for opportunities created by the overlap between the rising demand for managed health care and governments under pressure to cut spending.

But the company, which generated $1.4 billion in revenue in 2013 and is owned by a Chicago private equity management firm, is instead battling stiffening competition that has narrowed opportunity for profit, analysts say.

In recent months, credit ratings agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's have both downgraded Corizon's holding company, citing financial underperformance in work for some of its biggest customers, contract losses, competition that has put a squeeze on profits, and pressure to make payments on heavy debt. Officials in at least one county have raised questions about the downgrades' impact on the company's ability to deliver jail services.

Corizon's contract losses are "certainly more magnified than we had anticipated," said Daniel Goncalves, the analyst who follows the company for Moody's. "We didn't anticipate this type of volatility."

The connection between Corizon's contract losses and questions about the quality of care it delivers is unclear.

But the continuing nature of the challenges facing the company are evident in Florida, where officials are "currently in the process of auditing the health care services at our institutions," state DOC spokesman McKinley Lewis said. He was unable to answer questions about whether Florida has followed through on its threats to withhold payment to Corizon or remove individual prisons from the company's contract.

In Maine, corrections officials severed a nine-year relationship with Corizon after a state audit found that "some prisoners did not receive standard medical services, such as physicals, dental services or sick call response," while also citing poor cost management and documentation.

"It was difficult to tell ... whether or not the inmates were getting all the medications prescribed to them," said Katz, a Republican legislator from Augusta who chaired the government oversight committee when it reviewed Corizon's work, in an interview.

In late 2013, Minnesota prison officials replaced Corizon after 15 years as the state's manager of inmate health care. The decision followed news reports detailing the deaths of nine inmates since 2000.

They included Xavier Scullark-Johnson, who in 2010 was serving a five-month sentence for violation of probation at the state's Rush City prison. Johnson, who at 27 had a known history of seizures, lost consciousness in his cell and was examined by a state-employed nurse before she left for the night, according to paperwork filed as part of a lawsuit by his family.

When a guard, observing seizures, contacted the doctor on call at 3:30 a.m., the contractor-employed physician suggested letting the inmate sleep. When called again, the doctor instructed the staffer to summon an ambulance. But when the ambulance arrived, a nurse just reporting for duty turned it away, citing prison protocol.

Scullark-Johnson was found without a pulse an hour later. He died the following day. The state agreed in 2013 to a reported $400,000 settlement of the suit.

A Minnesota audit of prison health care, released early last year, found that inadequate communication between staff and doctors during overnight hours "may have been a contributing factor to inmate deaths."

But in announcing Minnesota's change of contractors, the corrections commissioner said Corizon had provided "excellent" service. And in a written response to questions, the state DOC said its decision not to renew with Corizon was not related to the audit and was just the result of the normal bidding process. It would not comment on the inmate deaths. A lawyer for Scullark-Johnson's family also would not comment, citing confidentiality agreed to as part of the settlement.

Corizon's work in local jails — which hold those awaiting trial or serving short sentences — also has come under scrutiny.

At an October meeting, Volusia County, Florida, officials questioned Corizon executives about lawsuits it faces and its financial stability before voting unanimously to switch contractors, severing a relationship going back to 2005.

They did not ask about the lawsuit arguably most familiar to them — filed by the family of Tracy Veira, an inmate who choked to death in 2009 in a medical lockdown cell where she was supposed to be under watch while detoxing from painkillers.

But Deb Denys, a commissioner who quizzed Corizon, said she was mindful of the Veira case as she asked questions.

"I think everybody was," Denys said. "Sometimes you don't state the obvious."

The lawsuit stemming from Veira's death is scheduled for trial in July. A nurse who saw an ailing Veira in the jail's clinic the afternoon before she died said she told a supervisor the inmate looked like she needed hospitalization, but that Veira was instead sent back to her cell, according to an affidavit filed as part of the case and reviewed by the AP.

At the time of Veira's death, health care at the jail was contracted to one of the two firms that later merged to form Corizon. Today, the largest company in the correctional care industry pitches itself as a specialist that can bring a comprehensive and innovative approach to inmate health and safety.

But Jenkins, recalling the grandson who died after a tumor went undiagnosed, said any such expertise was of little service as months went by and he repeatedly requested treatment.

"He didn't really want us to come see him in jail," she said. "He didn't want us to see him in so much pain."

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Class Action Law suit against police departments conducting prostitution stings

By Christopher Rice

Originally prostitution stings were conducted to save children, or so we were told. Something everyone supported.

Then we were told that the stings were conducted to rescue working women and while they were conducted professionally they were also generally supported.

Then we were told that the stings would only be effective if they were conducted against the "johns", and that their pictures had to be published, their careers and marriages had to be destroyed.

Then we were told that the places hosting the ads had to do this or that or just stop existing all together. And while many of us didn't support any of this we went along with it any ways. 

And as the federal government threw more and more money at this new unwinnable war much like the war on drugs, more and more hard working citizens got terrorized by their own government.

Then the FBI confiscated and arrested its webmaster.

Then local police stopped following procedures. Working girls have been sexually assaulted by the officers claiming to be protecting them. Two of these brave women have stepped forward and are willing to put their names on a law suit against the Corona, Ca. PD.

We know that this has happened else where. Naturally, many women fear retaliation from their local police departments if they speak out.

You can remain anonymous and we will speak for you.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Colorado policeman charged with murder shot victim in back

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) - A policeman charged with murder in the shooting death of a man last year in a rural Colorado community shot the victim in the back when he posed no threat to the officer, court papers unsealed on Friday showed.

James Ashby, 31, is charged with second-degree murder in the October slaying of Jack Jacquez, 27, in the small farming town of Rocky Ford, about 135 miles southeast of Denver.

Details about the shooting emerged after Ashby was bound over for trial by Otero County District Court Judge Mark MacDonnell following a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by an agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Ashby lied in his accounts of what led up to the confrontation and about the shooting itself.

Ashby told investigators he was patrolling in his car when he saw Jacquez riding his skateboard in the road. Ashby said he pulled up alongside him and asked him what he was doing.

Ashby said Jacquez responded with a profanity but a member of the public who was doing a "ride-along" in the officer's vehicle at the time later told detectives he heard the victim say only that he was going home, the affidavit said.

The officer then pursued Jacquez to a house the victim shared with his mother and entered the property on foot, the court papers said.

Ashby told detectives he thought Jacquez was trespassing or burglarizing the residence and that Jacquez advanced on him out of the darkness wielding a baseball bat. Ashby said he only fired in self-defense, the affidavit said.

An autopsy concluded Jacquez died from a single gunshot that entered his back, severing his spinal cord and passing through his heart and a lung.

Investigators who re-created the scene found there was enough ambient light inside the house to call Ashby's account into question, the court papers said.

Police said Jacquez had likely been holding a baseball bat but that his back was turned to the officer.

The affidavit said the physical evidence indicated Jacquez had been facing away from Ashby when he was shot and was not a threat.

Ashby was fired from the police department in Rocky Ford, population about 4,000, following his arrest in November. He is free on a $150,000 bond and is set to be arraigned on Feb. 12, according to the Otero County Clerk's office.

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