‘Absence of humanity’: Melbourne couple jailed for keeping Indian woman as a slave for eight years

Judge criticises immigration department for being ‘missing in action’ and not investigating visa status of victim A woman who has shown no remorse, regret or sorrow for holding another woman captive as a slave for eight years in Melbourne has been sentenced to a jail term of the same length. Kumuthini Kannan was found to be moreContinue reading “‘Absence of humanity’: Melbourne couple jailed for keeping Indian woman as a slave for eight years”

Trump supporter sentenced to eight months in prison for role in Capitol riot

Paul Hodgkins pleaded guilty to obstructing official proceeding Sentence likely to set benchmark for later cases A Florida man was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison for his role in the 6 January insurrection in Washington, a punishment likely to set a benchmark for later cases. Paul Hodgkins, from Tampa, pleaded guilty toContinue reading “Trump supporter sentenced to eight months in prison for role in Capitol riot”

Let’s talk about 8 months, justice, and fairness – Beau of the Fifth Column

Maine police officers who beat porcupines to death while on duty sentenced to jail time

Two former Rockland officers were sentenced Thursday for beating porcupines to death on several different occasions while on duty. Addison Cox, 28, of Warren, and Michael A. Rolerson, 31, of Searsmont, were sentenced in Knox Superior Court on misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals and night hunting, according to court documents. Both officers pleaded guilty.Continue reading “Maine police officers who beat porcupines to death while on duty sentenced to jail time”

Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People

Fired Jackson County deputy Zachary Wester, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than a decade in prison for planting drugs on innocent people during traffic stops. With 58 days of jail credit, Wester has to spend a total of 12 years, six months, and eight days locked up on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, perjury,Continue reading “Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People”

Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, more than one year after Floyd’s death sparked an international movement against police brutality. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin’s murder trial, handed down a sentence of 270 monthsContinue reading “Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd”

Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments. Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, according to documents and people familiarContinue reading “Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.”

Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen

Kenneth Hubert pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to lynch a Black representative and a Jewish representative. Hubert, from Missouri, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. Hubert admitted to calling the offices of Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Steve Cohen and threatening the lawmakers in conversationsContinue reading “Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen”

Pro-Trump lawyer who pointed gun at BLM protesters defiant after pleading guilty

Mark McCloskey released a campaign video after pleading guilty to an assault misdemeanor promising to do it ‘again, and again, and again’ The gun-toting lawyer running for US Senate after facing off with Black Lives Matter protesters remained defiant after pleading guilty to an assault misdemeanour, saying he has more firearms to protect his family from the “angry mob”.Continue reading “Pro-Trump lawyer who pointed gun at BLM protesters defiant after pleading guilty”

Trump supporter pleads guilty after firing his gun into car full of Black girls

A supporter of former President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury after he fired multiple shots into a car filled with Black girls last year. Local news station KCCI reports that 26-year-old Michael McKinney is now admitting to “causing the occupants to fear serious injury from my action”Continue reading “Trump supporter pleads guilty after firing his gun into car full of Black girls”

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