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Archive for January 23rd, 2014

Justice Department Describes Horrifying Abuses of Female Inmates at Alabama Prison

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When federal officials began investigating claims of sexual abuse at an Alabama prison for women, they never imagined what they’d find inside.

ABC News reports that the environment was so obscene and toxic that the nearly 900 woman incarcerated at Tutwiler Prison “universally fear for their safety,” the Justice Department found.

How bad was it?

According to the report, a third of the 99 employees had sex with inmates. Employees organized strip shows and forced women to have sex with them for basic sanitary supplies.

Inmates who complained were disciplined, according to the report.

“We conclude that the state of Alabama violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution by failing to protect women prisoners at Tutwiler [Prison] from harm due to sexual abuse and harassment from correctional staff,” the Justice Department wrote in a letter to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

Drunk Driver Crashes into Border Patrol Van, Tries to Get Away

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Roberto Carlos Perez’s first mistake was getting behind the wheel drunk.

But his second mistake was maybe more perplexing – hitting a van with five Border Patrol agents inside and deciding to flee, the El Paso Times reports.

Perez struck the van and drove off in his 1995 Chevrolet Corsica in El Paso shortly after midnight Wednesday, authorities said.

Local police quickly found Perez, who had a blood alcohol content over .15, according to the El Paso Times.

No serious injuries were reported.

FBI Agents Questioning Aides to Gov. Chris Christie Over Hurricane Sandy

Gov. Chris Christie/state photo

Chris Christie

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is beginning to investigate whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threatened to pull the plug on Hurricane Sandy relief money if a city mayor failed to support a billion-dollar development, NBC News reports.

Agents are questioning witnesses and asking them to preserve any records related to the accusations made by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Zimmer’s chief of staff and communications director were among those interviewed, according to NBC News.

“It’s very clear partisan politics are at play here as Democratic mayors with a political axe to grind come out of the woodwork,” Christie spokesman Colin Reed said in an email last weekend.

Veteran Documentary Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Talks About his Newest Movie, “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger”

The film, which premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the life of the crime boss and reflects on what would have happened if the FBI didn’t use Bulger as an informant.

Florida Republican Gets Quick Visit From Secret Service After Tweet About Hanging Obama

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Florida Republican discovered a quick way to get a visit from the Secret Service.

The Daily Caller reports that an African American candidate for state assembly tweeted Tuesday that he believes President Obama should be arrested and hanged.

But the candidate, Joshua Black, didn’t stop there.

He posted this on Facebook:

To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason, this is the man who droned Al-Awaki on “suspicion of terrorism”–not proof–and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son.

This is also the man who sought to have Bradley Manning and Eric Snowden executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone, nor does the US government pretend to believe that they cost any spies their lives.

This would be exactly what the President has done to others, and, as Jesus said, “the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.” I make no apologies for saying that the President is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.

So, don’t stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him. Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him.

Although Black later insisted he was “not threatening the president,” the Secret Service gave him a house visit, the Daily Caller wrote.

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