Justice Department & New York

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. New York (locally ) is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. 5.0/5

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Kim leaving an office near the Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office in New York yesterday
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Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner
Justice Department appeals pro-Apple decision in New York iPhone case
Hours after indicting 14 people, the Justice Department and prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York pledged to rid the
"The Justice Department is agreeing to pay $134,000 to a New York woman to resolve an incident in which the [DEA...
Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 9, 2015 Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, AKA “Abu Hamza,” Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Life Imprisonment Convicted After Trial of Multiple Counts of Providing Material Support to Al Qaeda Charges Based on Participating in a Deadly Hostage-Taking in Yemen, Conspiring to Establish a Terrorism Training Camp in the United States, and Sending One of his Followers to Train and Fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York announced that Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, aka “Abu Hamza,” aka “Abu Hamza al Masri,” (“Abu Hamza”) was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest for his participation in a hostage-taking in Yemen in 1998 that resulted in four deaths, a conspiracy to establish a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, and sending ...
NEW YORK:  New York-area tribes are hashing out whether to grow and sell marijuana on their reservations after a Justice Department announcement that it won’t ban weed on Indian soil. Officials at the Seneca Nation said they’re open to going into the pot business, but don’t want their land marketed…
US Justice Department to investigate death in New York police chokehold case, says Attorney General
Eric Garner decision: dozens of arrests as protesters take to New York streets – live: Justice department open...
Federal probe into NY chokehold case: The US justice department is to probe the death of a black man after a New York grand jury clea...
Obama nominates new Attorney General The president nominates Loretta Lynch, a federal prosecutor in New York, to replace Eric Holder. Historic first for Justice Department »
Obama chooses NY prosecutor as Attorney General WASHINGTON (AP) — In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next Attorney General and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he will announce his selection of Loretta Lynch from the White House on Saturday. If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after serving as the nation’s first black Attorney General. Lynch, 55, is the U.S. attorney for Eastern New York, which covers Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island, a position she also held under President Bill Clinton. “Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important U.S. attorney’s offices in the country,” Obama press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. Obama had planned to wait until after a trip to Asia ne ...
President Obama will reportedly pick Loretta Lynch, a U.S. attorney in New York, to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department.
U.S. money-laundering probe draws in Putin's inner circle: WSJ Thu Nov 6, 2014 9:05am EST (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating whether billionaire Russian gas trader and Putin associate Gennady Timchenko transferred funds related to allegedly corrupt deals in Russia through the U.S. financial system. The Justice Department is helping the investigation, it said. The Attorney Office and the Justice Department could not be reached for comment outside regular U.S. working hours.
Citigroup Climbs on Better-Than-Expected Trading Revenue from equity and fixed-income trading, while down 15 percent from a year earlier, fell less than the New York-based firm predicted two months ago. Earlier today, Citigroup and the U.S. Justice Department announced a $ 7 billion agreement that... Read more on Bloomberg Money for science center better bet than incentives Orange County ponied up more than $ 40 million in 2006 for its part of Sanford-Burnham's more than $ 300 million package. Now it's being asked for $ 10 million to $ 12 million for the science center. Nobody on the commission has emerged as a champion for... Read more on Orlando Sentinel Nick's 'Sam & Cat' gone after less than season NEW YORK -- With Ariana Grande hitting it big in the music world this summer, her time as a star on children's television is about to become history. Nickelodeon announced Monday that "Sam & Cat," which at times was the network's most popular series ... Read more on Sacramento Bee
Here are some great points of information and quotes regarding this case and its consequences to keep in mind if we encounter anti-protesters: 1.The court has never found a for-profit company to be a religious organization for purposes of federal law. 2.Justice Department says in its briefs that the government would be unable to function if religious beliefs could be the basis for corporations' refusing to comply with generally applied laws 3.The 13,000 employees of the Hobby Lobby corporate enterprise aren't and should not be expected to share the religious beliefs of the Greens. What you really have is one family attempting to utilize their economic leverage to impose their religious beliefs on others 4.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the availability of contraception is a matter of public health "necessity.” 5.The government points to studies that have shown one-third of women would change their method of contraception if cost was not a factor and that the most effective methods ...
U.S. Stocks Rise as Intel, Deals Overshadow Iraq Violence U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index paring its first weekly decline in a month, as a rally in Intel Corp. and corporate deals overshadowed concern that violence in Iraq will disrupt oil supplies. Intel jumped the most in three years after raising its sales forecasts for the second quarter and the full year. Express Inc. surged 21 percent after Sycamore Partners said it plans to buy the clothing chain. Priceline Group Inc. dropped 3 percent after agreeing to buy OpenTable Inc. for $2.6 billion in cash. Citigroup Inc. fell 1.4 percent after the U.S. Justice Department said it will seek $10 billion as part of a probe into mortgage-backed bond sales. The S&P 500 (SPX) rose 0.3 percent to 1,936.15 at 4 p.m. in New York, trimming its first weekly slide in a month to 0.7 percent. The equities benchmark nearly erased its gains in the final hour of trading before capping its first advance in four days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average c ...
US Justice Department preparing to sue Citigroup: Spokesmen in New York for Citigroup didn't immediately retur...
Despite promise, US govt moves to classify justification for drone killing of American: In January 2013, a Federal District Court judge decided that the US Justice Department could keep the document classified entirely. That ruling stood until April 2014, when a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ordered the government to publicize key parts of the document that provided the legal rationale for the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki was born in New Mexico before moving to Yemen with his family as a child. He returned to the US again to attend college but eventually became a prominent Al-Qaeda propagandist who American intelligence officials have claimed helped plot terrorist attacks. He was killed by a September 2011 drone strike in Yemen that was authorized based on the 41-page memo, dated July 16, 2010. President Barack Obama praised the strike at the time, telling reporters that Awlaki’s death was a “major blow to Al-Qaeda’s most active operational a ...
NYC becomes heroin trade center with drug trafficking at two-decade high: According to a report by the New York Times, law enforcement has already confiscated 217 pounds of heroin throughout New York City in 2014, up sharply from 139 pounds over the same time frame last year. Considering the fact that 786 pounds total were seized in 2013 – the largest number in about five years – police are already on track to blow past last year’s figures. Since October, 35 percent of all the heroin collected by the Drug Enforcement Administration across the US has been in New York state. On Staten Island, where the city’s overdose rates are the highest, the amount of heroin removed off the street has jumped 61 percent compared to last year. “It’s cheap, it’s potent and there’s a user demand here right now and they’re flooding the market,” the DEA’s James J. Hunt said to the Times. “In my time, we’ve never seen the amount of large heroin seizures like this.” As detectives and special narcotics ...
After reports that a U.S. grand jury in Western Pennsylvania has indicted five Chinese individuals, on 31 counts each, for cyber espionage against six American companies and stealing trade secrets, Congressman Owens offered the following statement: “These grand jury indictments announced by the U.S. Justice Department are an important step forward in stopping the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies. Many of these companies are worldwide leaders in their industry. These indictments are a good sign that the Justice Department is cracking down to protect the trade secrets of leading businesses that employ millions of Americans across the country.” Alcoa Inc., which maintains a facility in Massena that employs approximately 750 workers, was among the companies targeted by Chinese hackers. Unnamed companies in the Paper and Forestry industries, both vital industries that provide numerous jobs in northern New York, were also targeted. “As long as hackers can steal and sell industry secrets from U.S ...
Two hours prior to the 9-11 attacks, odigo, an Israeli company with offices just a few blocks from the World Trade towers, receives an advance warning of the attach via an Internet instant message. The manager of the New York office provides the FBI with the IP address of the sender of the message, but the FBI does not follow up. The FBI is investigating 5 Israeli moving companies. Approximately two hundred Israelis with ties to these moving companies, which were very active in the World Trade Center in the months prior to the attack, are subsequently arrested on suspicion of involvement when bomb residue is discovered in some of the removal vans they were using. However, under the direct orders of U.S Justice department official Michael Chertoff, they are deported to israel for "visa violations." Chertoff, a dual United States/Israeli citizen who's after is a Rabbi and mother was one of the first Mossad operatives, then orders the arrest of some nine hundred Muslims with no ties to the World Trade Center ...
Rosita Chatonda, a "structured-out" Black teacher, calls for the U.S. Justice Department to: "Investigate the Massive Terminations of African American Teachers in U.S. Schools" Chatonda says "More than 100,000 Black teachers have been terminated." By Rosita Chatonda April 14, 2014 From Massachusetts to Michigan, from New York to New Orleans, tens of thousands of Black teachers are being "structured out" of the Education field. The Chicago Public Schools is no exemption. Over 6,000 Black teachers lost their jobs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) between 2010 and 2013. In 3 years, can 6,000 educators become incompetent? Would 6,000 educators decide to retire all at once? Since the year 2000, over 10,000 have lost their jobs. The same is true for almost every large urban school district highly populated by African Americans. Cities like New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia and many more have been affected. Nationwide over 100,000 African American teachers have been terminated. Massive termination of Afric .. ...
21 Blatant Lies Obama has Told you Directly to your Face Obama Lie we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will end this war. You can take that to the bank.” Obama Lie In Obama’s campaign, he promised to “eliminate entirely” income tax for seniors making less than $50,000. Yet another blatant lie right to your face. Obama Lie On an interview on The Today Show Obama claimed he won the Michigan & Illinois Primaries, which is a lie. GREGORY: But Senator you have not demonstrated that you can decisively put the nomination away. You have also not demonstrated that you can win some of the big states that’ll be important in a general election. California, New York, Ohio. OBAMA: Well David we’ve won Michigan and Georgia and Illinois and Missouri. Obama Lie The only involvement I had with Acorn was doing some stuff with the justice department. Obama made it clear with this statement directly from his campaign websit . ...
The Justice Department has reportedly opened a preliminary criminal investigation into General Motors’ delayed recall of cars with faulty ignitions, several news outlets are reporting. Spokespersons for the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York did not comment on the report, ...
Confessions of a Putin Spin Doctor This publicist’s firm took millions from Russia to soften its image, but “we were utterly powerless to affect the way the Kremlin news machine works.”Since 2006, Ketchum, a New York based public relations firm, has billed millions of dollars to the Kremlin to advise and assist Moscow with improving its image in the West. Now, when Russia’s reputation is at its lowest since the cold war, one former employee says the client is probably not getting its money’s worth. If you go to the website for Ketchum, the Kremlin’s top PR firm in America, you won’t find many clues that the public relations powerhouse represents one of the more loathed regimes on the planet these days. In a section on the firm’s work, the website touts campaigns it has waged for Delta Airlines, Barbie dolls, Cottonelle toilet paper and Haagen-Dazs ice cream. But there is nothing however on Ketchum’s work on behalf of the Russian Federation or the state-owned energy concern, Gazprom. Acco ...
Cable giants dealt potential win against TV startup Aereo by US govt: Aereo is a two-year-old startup company that has drawn the ire of major media players because it transmits their broadcasts via tiny antennas. Customers pay no more than $12 a month for the service, which comes with a cloud-based digital recorder. Aereo does not pay licensing fees to the broadcasters and has attracted a customer base from across the country, in part because the fees are much lower than the average cable bill. The company is partly funded by Barry Diller, a former media executive with ties to Fox and the USA Network. Last year, federal courts in New York and Boston sided with Aereo’s argument that the company is legally transmitting “private performances” to individual customers on their own leased antennas. That rationale is based on a 2008 Cablevision decision which permitted remote-storage DVR technology. In February, though, an Ohio federal judge ruled in favor of the broadcasters and the case will now go befor ...
INDIA & USA United States on 29 December 2013 initiated an inter-agency review to look at the lapses that happened in the Devyani Khobragade case that triggered uproar in India and strained bilateral ties. The decision on the review was taken following a tough stand of India on the arrest of Devyani Khobragade. The US departments involved in the review include the National Security Council of the White House, the State Department and the Justice Department. The matter of the diplomat has now landed up in the judiciary and it mainly depends on the judges for which the two bodies are engaged actively. There was a judgmental error in handling the case and an inter agency team that is led by the State Department is working 24x7 to get resolved the issue as quickly it is possible. Devyani Khobragade a 1999-batch IFS officer is the India’s Deputy Consul General in New York was arrested on alleged visa fraud charges. Devyani, the 39- year-old diplomat was strip searched and held with the criminals on the charg ...
I would like my FB friends to send a shout out to my father-in-law, Retired Judge William Lucas for Black History month. There is an article in The Michigan Citizen about portraits being displayed at the Guardian Building to honor Black Officials of Wayne County. Here is some information that I would like to present about my father-in-law - I am very proud to be his daughter in-law because of the passionate that he is. Here is some information that you may not know about him: His career in public service has spanned 35 years. He graduated with honors in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He worked nine years as an undercover policeman in Harlem, New York. It was this experience within the city legal department that led him to become a lawyer attending Fordham College at night. He received his law degree in 1962. At his graduation ceremony he met Robert Kennedy who offered him a job at the Justice Department. He accepted this offer and spent two years as an investigator in the civil rights ...
US extends legal rights for same-sex spouses 9 February 2014 Last updated at 05:12 The US is to make changes to the justice system to give greater legal recognition to same-sex marriages. In a speech at a *** rights event in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department had a role in "confronting discrimination". Benefits will include couples being exempt from having to testify against each other in court, and having equal rights to visits in federal prisons. Same-sex marriages are currently legal in 17 US states and in Washington DC. Other states grant some marital benefits to *** couples, while others have banned *** marriage outright. However, the new ruling will apply to federal matters in all states, whether or not they recognise *** unions, as long as the couple married legally in a state which does. 'Tackling discrimination' In his speech on Saturday at a Human Rights Campaign dinner, Mr Holder said he would issue a memorandum on Monday "that will for the first time in history ...
JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines will get most of the spoils from the American Airlines- US Airways merger lawsuit settlement, the companies learned Thursday. Dallas-based Southwest will receive 27 slot pairs at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C. slots the Justice Department wrestled from American in last year's antitrust settlement. New York-based JetBlue will receive 12 slot pairs at Reagan National and also get to buy eight slot pairs it previously leased from American. Read more here:
to for Eric to seek the against the 20-year-old Tom McCarthy in New York theguardian.com, Thursday 30 January 2014 20.01 GMT Jump to comments (221) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is of two at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April. Photograph: Getty The US Attorney General, Eric Holder, has authorised prosecutors to seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Justice Department has announced. A trial date has not yet been set for Tsarnaev, 20, who was indicted in June on 30 federal counts, including 17 that carry the death penalty. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, placed two bombs near the end of the marathon on 15 April 2013. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the attack. Tsarnaev is also accused of participating in the murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a confrontation with police after the bombing. Fifty-seven per cent of Boston resident ...
Eric Holder's Justice Department is the single worst federal agency in the history of the United States government. This is not a surprise. This was absolutely 100 percent predictable. When Eric Holder squashed the federal prosecution of the New Black Panthers for an obvious and blatant case of voter intimidation only the most brazen KKK thugs could have matched, it was apparent to anyone who was paying attention that any leftist abuse imaginable was coming. Today, Holder actually pursued and secured an indictment of Dinesh D'Souza for the "crime" of trying to get a long-shot Republican Senate candidate elected in New York. There is ZERO basis to this prosecution outside of D'Souza's vocal dissent against the Obama Administration. Eric Holder is outside any concept of the law. As such, Eric Holder ought to be subject to the fate of tyrants throughout human history. Whatever happens to him he deserves zero sympathy.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, denies reports of expanded investigation into corruption, involving 2 Ecuadorian bankers accused of fraud - spokesperson on computer-glitch that suspended service: 'For safety reasons, trains cannot move' - Large crowds gather in Grand Central Station as commuters wait for Metro-North service to be restored - airline Tame suspends flights to Venezuela, demanding $43 million in overdue payments for tickets - trains traveling from New York to Connecticut halted indefinitely due to power problems at Grand Central Station - man sentenced to 18 months in prison for making hoax plane threat - human rights advocate demands Myanmar authorities investigate reported massacre of more than 40 Muslims - 3 confirmed dead, 20 injured in multi-vehicle crash near Michigan City, Ind; authorities work to extricate final person - Justice Department reportedly investigates Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, for dealings with fugitive bankers from Ecuador and US officials, officials tell 4th quarter profit ...
On This Date By The Associated Press 1642 Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy. 1815 U.S. forces led by Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. 1912 The African National Congress was founded in Bloemfontein, South Africa. 1918 President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for peace after World War I. 1959 Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic. 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty. 1982 AT&T settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies. 1987 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 2,000 for the first time, ending the day at 2,002.25. 1998 Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison. 2007 A Moroccan man convicted of aiding three of the four pilots who committed the 9/11 attacks was sentenced by a German court to the maximum 15 ...
JPMorgan Pays $1.7 Billion for Role in Madoff Scandal... NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The main banking subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase (JPM_) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York over its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, which led to an estimated $18 billion in losses to investors. The company's main subsidiary, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, consented to a two-count Information, through which the Justice Department charged the bank with "failure to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program... and failure to file a suspicious activity report." JPMorgan agreed to pay $1.7 billion to the federal government as part of the agreement. According to the court filing, the bank agreed "that it will not file a claim with the Court or otherwise contest civil forfeiture." The bank also agreed to fully cooperate in any criminal investigation of the Madoff affair and to continue improving its Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AM . ...
ON THIS DAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELLOUTS IN OUR HISTORY WAS BORN AGENT 800 SPIED ON Marcus Garvey AND THE UNIVERSAL *** Improvement Association MY HE BURN IN *** !!! FBI and Marcus Garvey Jones's application to join the FBI Jones was appointed as the first African-American special agent on November 19, 1919 by Bureau of Investigation director A. Bruce Bielaski. Jones was assigned to a new section of the Justice Department created to track the activities of groups perceived as subversive. His work there was under the direct supervision of J. Edgar Hoover. During his time in the FBI, Jones served in New York and Pittsburgh. In New York he was assigned to infiltrate the Universal *** Improvement Association under the leadership of Marcus Garvey. Although he was seeking evidence of subversive activities during the "Red Scare" of 1919, Jones' work led to the arrest and trial of Garvey on mail fraud charges. While conducting his surveillance, Jones adopted the code number 800 for his reports, and was also ...
A MUST READ: (John Gramlich, CQ Roll Call) — A federal judge in New York has accused the Justice Department of systematically abusing its prosecutorial powers in drug cases and called on Congress to limit the department’s approach if Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. does not. Judge John Gleeson, who was appointed to the Eastern District of New York by President Bill Clinton in 1994, wrote in a scathing Oct. 9 ruling that federal prosecutors regularly coerce defendants in drug cases into guilty pleas by threatening them with mandatory sentence enhancements, triggered if offenders have past felony drug convictions. Those sentence enhancements, he wrote, are “so excessively severe they take your breath away.” “To coerce guilty pleas and sometimes to coerce cooperation as well, prosecutors routinely threaten ultra-harsh enhanced mandatory sentences that no one — not even the prosecutors themselves — thinks are appropriate,” Gleeson wrote in a drug trafficking case before him. “And to demo ...
FRONT ROYAL, VA — On September 25, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty [ATT] at the U.N. headquarters in New York. As my longtime Senate staff colleague Mike Hammond explains, the treaty “was scheduled for approval in the U.N. last year, in July, but was suddenly pulled off the table because Barack Obama thought (correctly) that it would destroy his reelection prospects. Interestingly, in considering Obama’s honesty and motives, the treaty was resurrected within a day or so after the November election.” Admittedly, the Obama Administration managed to hide quite a lot of dirty laundry until after the election – the scandals of Benghazi, the IRS, and Eric Holder’s Justice Department come to mind. Moreover, Kerry’s action flies in the face of strong opposition to the treaty in the Senate, where it has no chance of receiving the advice and consent of 67 members that the Constitution requires. Nonetheless, as Hammond explains, Obama has a “record of expansi ...
National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review Week ending 9/27/2013 1. DOD Taking Prudent Steps in Face of Government Shutdown The Defense Department is taking prudent steps to plan for a possible government shutdown Oct. 1, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said in a memo. The deputy secretary believes there is still time for Congress to enact legislation to avoid a shutdown. “The administration is willing to work with Congress to enact a short-term continuing resolution to fund critical government operations and allow Congress the time to complete the full year 2014 appropriations,” he said. Still the threat of a shutdown remains and department leaders must prepare in case a lapse in appropriations occurs. If a funding lapse occurs it will affect the entire government. Carter explained how a funding lapse would affect Defense Department personnel. DOD leaders took their guidance from the U.S. Attorney General and the Justice Department. “We have worked to determine which of ou ...
"Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon declined to comment as did FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald in New York.".
on this day in music history... 954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." 1958 - Ray Charles' performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was recorded for a live album. 1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA. 1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce *** Taylor as their new guitarist. 1975 - Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" was released. 1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the Rolling Stones album cover for "Some Girls" due to complaints from celebrities. 1980 - Bauhaus' farewell concert took place in London. 1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster. 2002 - Jimi Hendrix's family won an injuntion against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed.
THOMAS: Some U.S. officials say make no mistake, these are -- these leaks have serious consequences that the terrorists are changing the way they communicate, because of these disclosures -- George.     STEPHANOPOULOS: OK, Pierre. Thanks. Let's talk now to Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Joined here in New York by Jesselyn Radack, a former whistle- blower from the Justice Department who disclosed details of post-9/11 interrogation practices, now with the government accountability project. Welcome to you both.     And Mr. Assange, let me begin with you. Thank you for joining us.     What can you tell us about where Edward Snowden is right now and where he's expected to go?     ASSANGE: Thank you, George.     I wish I could answer these questions of yours in more detail.     The situation now with Edward Snowden is very sensitive one. It's a matter of international diplomatic negotiations. So, there's little that I can productively say about what is happening directly.   ...
Welcome support from coalition partners. - Julian Bond GLAAD, LGBT ADVOCACY GROUPS STAND WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ORGS IN DISAPPOINTMENT AT Supreme Court RULING ON VOTING RIGHTS Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:58am by Ryan Houlihan, Programs and Communications Fellow at GLAAD Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled against a central piece of the Voting Rights Act. This removes major protections on voting rights passed by Congress in 1965 and reduces the federal government's ability to oversee voting discrimination in areas with a legal history of discriminatory voting standards against minorities, most specifically African-Americans. GLAAD joins several other LGBT advocacy organizations expressing concern over today's ruling. The act had been renewed four times previously and had been repeatedly reaffirmed by Congress. The NAACP, the American Bar Association, the Navajo Nation, the states of New York, California, Mississippi and North Carolina, numerous former Justice Department officials charge ...
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***Press briefing to be held by phone on Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 am ET***   ColorOfChange.org and Advancement Project to bring together Civil Rights Leaders and Legal Expertsto Discuss the Impact on the Voting Rights Act – and the Need for a Constitutional Freedom to Vote   New York – Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the formula used as the basis for Section 5 coverage.    For decades the Voting Rights Act has protected voters in states with a history of racially discriminatory voting practices. Just this past election, the VRA allowed the Justice Department to block attempts by Texas, South Carolina and Florida to implement discriminatory voting rules aimed at making it harder for people to vote. While the Court’s decision will make it harder to fight back against attacks on the right to vote, advocates still have other tools to help ensure free, fair and accessible elections. To ...
REV. SHARPTON & NAN CALL UPON New York City MAYORAL CANDIDATES TO CALL FOR FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF THE NYPD New York, NY (June 13, 2013)--Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) salute the United States Department of Justice for giving a federal judge the authority to impose an outside monitor if she finds the NYPD has violated the law. "Where there exist a pattern or practice of police misconduct, a court has broad discretion to enter injunctive relief aimed at remedying that conduct," the Justice Department filing argues. "A court-appointed monitor in this case would help the court ensure that, if any pattern or practice is found to exist, it is effectively and substantially remedied," the Justice Department filing says. (The Wall Street Journal 6/13/2013). National Action Network has always demanded federal monitoring of the New York Police Department due to patterns and practices of police activity that violates the civil liberties of many of its residents, particularly its’ Black and Hispa ...
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong will deal with any U.S. extradition request for a former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed secret information, based on the city’s legal system, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said. “We can’t comment on individual cases,” Leung said yesterday in a Bloomberg Television interview in New York. “We’ll handle the case according to our law.” As the U.S. Justice Department worked on possible charges, Edward Snowden, who disclosed details of U.S. surveillance programs, vowed to fight extradition from Hong Kong, where he fled before revealing his identity. In an interview published yesterday by the South China Morning Post, he said he hadn’t committed any crime. “I’m neither traitor nor hero,” Snowden said. “I’m an American.” The South China Morning Post said Snowden was interviewed in a secret location after he checked out of a Hong Kong hotel on June 10. Asked about his decision to flee to Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous region of China t ...
MAY 25th NEWS: PERSONS IN NEWS: Srikanth Srinivasan: The Chandigarh-born, Harvard-educated Srikanth Srinivasan, received bipartisan confirmation in a 97-0 vote by the Senate and set off speculation that he may go on to become the first ever Indian-American judge in the U.S. Supreme Court. The President appeared relieved, even pleased, with the confirmation of Mr. Srinivasan after his first nominee to the Circuit Court post, New York prosecutor Caitlin Halligan, was rejected by Republicans and she was forced to withdraw from the race.  Obama added that Mr. Srinivasan would be the first ever South Asian-American to serve as a Circuit Court judge in U.S.’ history. He, however, underscored that the Senate’s action marked the first confirmation “to this important court in seven years”, and that there were three remaining vacancies to be filled. He was in the role of Principal Deputy Solicitor General till his confirmation. Mr. Srinivasan has argued more than 20 cases for the Justice Department at the ...
Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY) wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today demanding that the Justice Department investigate the Syracuse U.S. Probation Office for the Northern District of New York and its failure to properly monitor David Renz. Before allegedly abducting Lori Bresn...
It was revealed this week that the U.S. Justice Department (USDOJ) obtained more than two months of telephone records including outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters from Associated Press at offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Hartford, Connecticut. The...
Salvatore Polisi spent over fifteen years with organized crime families in New York. In 1986, he entered the "Federal Witness Protection Program". In exchange, he testified in a number of Mafia-related prosecutions. Sal's story, up to that point of his life, is retold in the book 'Sins of the Father', written by Nick Taylor. Articles about him have appeared in New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Playboy, and London's YOU Magazine. He has been interviewed by Larry King,Connie Chung, and Matt Lauer, to name a few. Sal has spoken at US Justice Department conferences, police departments, colleges, and FBI workshops - he was also the keynote speaker in "Quantico" at the FBI Academy's graduation ceremony for the class of 1989. Salvatore Polisi has been certified by the "United States Federal Court" in New York as a "crime expert" in the area of gambling, drugs, and organized crime.
Bin Laden's son-in-law captured, charged in US with conspiring to kill Americans Published March 08, 2013 FoxNews.com A top Al Qaeda spokesman, who is the son-in-law of Usama Bin Laden, has been captured overseas and charged in the United States with conspiracy to kill Americans, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday, sparking Republican criticism that such terrorists don't belong in the civilian judicial system. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith will appear in a federal New York courtroom Friday, according to the Justice Department statement and indictment outlining the accusations against him. The capture of Abu Ghaith drew praise from Republican Rep. Peter King of New York, the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who called it a "very significant victory" in U.S. efforts against Al Qaeda. However, two of his fellow Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte, said Thursday the Obama Administration's decision to bring Abu Ghaith to court in New York is wrong, "sneaky" and against t ...
Putrajaya’s media strategist APCO Worldwide covertly financed international media reports in a campaign against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after Election 2008, filings to the United States Department of Justice this week revealed. Widely-read New York-based news portal Buzzfeed Politics reported yesterday that media outlets from Huffington Post and Washington Times to San Francisco Examiner and National Review carried several articles by right-wing American writers, most notably Joshua Trevino, who had been engaged by global publicity firm APCO Worldwide. Trevino, who was last year sacked as the US correspondent for British paper The Guardian over a news-fixing scandal linked to Putrajaya, was reported to have declared earning US$389,724.70 (RM1.2 million), in a belated filing to the US Justice Department under its Foreign Agent Registration Act earlier this week, for a contracted campaign that spanned from May 2008 to April 2011. According to Trevino’s belated federal filing, the interests paying Trevi ...
Tyranny in America? On February 7, 2013, Newsmax reported: “As a senator, Barack Obama decried George W. Bush’s use of presidential war powers to prosecute the war on terror. As president, Obama has embraced those powers and promoted the preemptive use of drones to target al-Qaida operatives. That’s the thrust of an editorial in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal that accuses the administration of ‘hypocrisy.’… “The editorial comes after the leaking of a confidential 16-page Justice Department memo asserting that the U.S. can order the killing of American citizens it deems a threat. The ‘white paper’, obtained by NBC News, states that Americans and others can be targeted if they are believed to be ‘senior operational leaders’ of al-Qaida or ‘an associated force,’ even if there is no evidence that they are engaged in an active plot to attack American interests. Drone strikes in Yemen in September 2011 killed al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, both American citizens ...
The IRS, in conjunction with the Justice Department and other Federal, state, and local agencies, has intensified their efforts at preventing, detecting, and resolving identity theft and refund fraud. The identity theft and refund fraud effort has involved 734 enforcement actions involving 389 individuals. The effort included 109 arrests, 189 indictments and complaints, and 47 search warrants. In addition, the IRS began a special compliance effort that began on January 28, 2013. IRS auditors and criminal investigators will visit 197 money service businesses to help make sure that these businesses are not assisting identity thieves or refund fraud when cashing checks. These compliance visits took place in 17 high-risk areas identified by the IRS which included: New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, El Paso, Tucson, Birmingham, Detroit, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. As part of this effort, the IRS has made a significant increase in the num ...
Transcript AMY GOODMAN: Last week, the ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial was back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges, are suing the Obama Administration over the controversial provision in the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups. Well, last Wednesday, the Justice Department asked an appeals court to reverse a judge’s earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. The Obama Administration has already won an emergency freeze of the ruling while the case is appealed. Well, on the same day, Wednesday, an event, just after the court hearing, was held in New York featuring a panel of some of those who were in the courtroom to oppose the NDAA. Joining them was the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and activist Michael Moore and Pulitzer ...
Transcript JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As the 2012 presidential election season heats up, new campaign finance figures reveal Wall Street is heavily investing in President Obama. According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the Democratic National Committee and Obama have together raised more than $14 million from the securities and investment industry, compared to nearly $9.5 million contributed to his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. This makes Wall Street the third most generous industry donating to Obama’s re-election efforts. The news comes amidst ongoing investigations by the Justice Department into massive financial fraud by some of the nation’s largest banks. Yet four years after the 2008 economic crisis, not a single top Wall Street executive has gone to jail. Well, to look at how the politically powerful enjoy virtual immunity from the consequences of even the most egregious crimes, we’re joined here in New York by Glenn Greenwald. Familiar to all Democracy Now! viewers and listeners, he ...
US Sues S&P Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Ratings by THE Associated Press February 05, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government says Standard & Poor's knowingly inflated its ratings on risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis. The credit rating agency gave high marks to mortgage-backed securities because it wanted to earn more business from the banks that issued the investments, the Justice Department alleges in civil charges filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The government is demanding that S&P to pay at least $5 billion in penalties. The case is the government's first major action against one of the credit rating agencies that stamped their approval on Wall Street's soon-to-implode mortgage bundles. It marks a milestone for the Justice Department, which has long been criticized for failing to act aggressively against the companies that contributed to the crisis. S&P, a unit of New York-based McGraw-Hill Cos., called the lawsuit "meritless." "Hindsight is no basis to t ...
Chuck's Corner I JUST DON’T GET IT Chuck Wells January 26, 2013 As you know, I am just a simple guy who likes simple solutions to problems. But things are getting more and more complicated and confusing me. I don’t like being befuddled. Like the billions congress promised to help “Sandy” victims. $150 million is going to Alaskan fisheries (is Alaska in New York now?), $8 million for new cars for the Justice Department, $2 million for roof repair to the Smithsonian in Washington (is that in NY too?), $4 million for the Kennedy Space Center, $348 million for the National Park Service, $600 million to EPA to support climate change adaptation, and, of course, $17 billion for the Community Development Fund to pay liberal activists who love Obama and hate America and Fox News. What’s all this got to do with helping the “Sandy” victims? Nothing. Typical government B.S. And what about the $20 million it has cost us for King Obama’s vacations to Hawaii? This is just for jets and separate airfare fo ...
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations, but said it is deferring the inquiry because of a separate Justice Department probe.
WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the maker of the iconic Twinkies snack cake, will square off in a bankruptcy court on Monday against an agent of the U.S. Justice Department, who
Luke Black 5:22pm Oct 20 Interestingly, key data regarding Islamic terrorism is missing from the report. On Page 22, Table 4 lists “hot spots” for religious terrorism by decade. For the 1990s, it shows there was no religious terrorism in New York or Los Angeles and only two terrorist attacks during the 2000s. Patrick Poole, writing in PJ Media, noted that the report apparently does not consider the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to be terrorism. Also omitted was a 1994 shooting by Rashid Baz, who killed 16-year-old Jewish student Ari Halberstam and attempted to murder dozens more in a van on the Brooklyn Bridge. The report also ignores the 2002 shooting at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. Following the attack, which killed two and wounded four others, the FBI and Justice Department concluded that the shooter, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, was an Egyptian terrorist who wanted to be a Muslim martyr. Also, by cutting the report off at 2007, it was able to omit events such as the ...
Big development out of New York as the Justice Department assists NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with a...
Good evening everyone, I don't know how many of you know about this but I thought I would bring it to your attention, it comes from NAGR National association for gun rights website. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the international anti-gun gang are almost giddy. The UN Programme Against Small Arms begins meeting in New York City tomorrow, August 27th. Unlike the “Small Arms Treaty,” the Programme doesn’t require a vote in Congress. It’s the same radical anti-gun policy, only this can be directly implemented on U.S. citizens. Some of it is already being enforced. Hillary’s State Department recently bragged that the corrupt “Fast & Furious” and “Gunwalker” operations were implementations of the Programme. They almost sounded proud of the murder and mayhem caused by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. In the same report, Hillary also revealed that Obama’s ongoing efforts to destroy over one million historic M1 Garands, M1 Carbines and 1911 Colt .45’s is driven by the UN Programme’s ...
I just signed a petition to Sheldon Adelson, Unlimited cash Republican donor and Eric Holder, United States Justice Department: Ask the Justice Department to arrest Sheldon Adleson for violating the Foriegn Corrupt Practices Act. Two of his lawyers in New York told him not to bribe a local politican...
The Times reported that in 2006 Morgan Stanley entered into a complex swap agreement with the New York electricity provider KeySpan that gave it a stake in the profits of a competitor. This enabled the two companies to push up the price of electricity. Morgan Stanley broke the law. On August 7 a federal judge approved the settlement between the Justice Department and Morgan Stanley. Here’s the cost benefit analysis. The total cost to New Yorkers in higher utility bills because of the price fixing came to $300 million. Morgan Stanley was paid $21.6 million for handling the swap agreement. And the financial penalty imposed on Morgan Stanley? An inconceivably low $4.8 million. In addition the bank didn’t have to admit any wrongdoing. There will be no further prosecution.
--- United States 1789-1849 --- George Washington, elected the first president in 1789, set up a cabinet form of government, with departments of State, Treasury, and War, along with an Attorney General (the Justice Department was created in 1870). Based in New York, the new government acted quickly to rebuild the nation's financial structure. Enacting the program of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, the government assumed the Revolutionary war debts of the states and the national government, and refinanced them with new federal bonds. It paid for the program through new tariffs and taxes; the tax on whiskey led to a revolt in the west; Washington raised an army and suppressed it. The nation adopted a Bill of Rights as 10 amendments to the new constitution. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established the entire federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court became important under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall (1801–1834), Federalist and nationalist who built a strong Sup ...
(New York) – The long awaited national prison rape elimination standards issued on May 17, 2012 by the Justice Department, if fully implemented, may end widespread prison rape in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today.
A federal grand jury in the Western District of New York, has returned an indictment charging Keith Gordon-Smith, owner of an asbestos removal company, with numerous violations of the Clean Air Act, submitting false statements and obstruction of justice, the Justice Department announced, according t...
In 1975, Peter Shaddick, the former executive vice-chairman of the bank's international division, pled guilty to fraud. Following their 1979 trial in Federal District Court in New York, Gleason, Paul Luftig, the bank's former president and chief administrative officer, and J. Michael Carter, a former senior Vice President, were convicted of falsifying financial records. The Italian lawyer and liquidator of Sindona's Italian financial empire, Giorgio Ambrosoli, provided the US Justice Department with evidence to convict Sindona for his role in the collapse of the Bank.[3] Ambrosoli was killed by a Mafia hitman commissioned by Sindona in July 1979.[4]
The author/book below refers to an article written by a criminologist who predicts a “crime storm.” The reasoning of the criminologist is the escalating numbers of crimes, and particularly violent crimes, committed by teenagers. The criminologist alleges murders by teenagers as young as fourteen and fifteen are on the rise. Another article the author alludes to contends that “between 1988 and 1992 Justice Department figures show a 68 percent jump in the number of juveniles charged with murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and forcible rape, with aggravated assault alone up 80 percent.” The reason for this the author alleges is that youth lack the necessary emotional skills to manage their feelings and control their impulsivity. (Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. Bantam Books. New York. 1995:286-87. Print).
Sometimes I think being American means never having to say you’re sorry. On Wednesday, May 2, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a federal appeals court in San Francisco, unanimously dismissed a lawsuit against former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo by José Padilla, the US citizen pic...
Study: 2,002 died in police custody over 3 years — More than 2,000 criminal suspects died in police custody over a three-year period, half of them killed by officers as they scuffled or attempted to flee, the government said Thursday. The study by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics is the first nationwide compilation of the reasons behind arrest-related deaths in the wake of high-profile police assaults or killings involving Abner Louima and Amadou Diallo in New York in the late 1990s. The review found 55 percent of the 2,002 arrest-related deaths from 2003 through 2005 were due to homicide by state and local law enforcement officers. Alcohol and drug intoxication caused 13 percent of the deaths, followed by suicides at 12 percent, accidental injury at 7 percent and illness or natural causes at 6 percent. The causes for the deaths of the remaining 7 percent were unknown. The highly populated states of California, Texas and Florida led the pack for both police killings and overall ar ...
Sheriff Arpaio may be one of the first to be indefinitely detained by Obama. Arpaio has been investigating Obama to determine if he has falsified his birth and social security records in order to become a US Senator, and then the President. Obama's Justice Department has on the other hand been inve...
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Yesterday, the liberal media finally acknowledged what we have known for many months... President Obama has launched an all-out effort to advance his agenda WITHOUT any need of Congress or any other government accountability. According to the New York Times... Branding its unilateral efforts "We Can't Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies ... Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers. These actions come after then-Senator and candidate Obama strongly criticized President Bush for far lesser actions as President. Now, as the Times reports, Senator Grassley says Obama is acting “more and more like a king that the Constitution was designed to replace." + + King Obama's Unaccountable Decrees What has King Obama done without Congress or the People's consent? ==Obama unilaterally instructed his Justice Department to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act -- even though that law was ...
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