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Archive for April 22nd, 2014

Justice Department Readies for Unprecedented Campaign to Grant Clemency to Nonviolent Offenders

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Obama administration is anticipating thousands of clemency requests from federal inmates imprisoned for drug offenses.

The Washington Post reports that the clemencies are part of an unprecedented campaign to create more equity in criminal sentencing by freeing some nonviolent offenders.

The initiative will last two years and will involve dozens of reassigned lawyers to the pardons office.

“The White House has indicated it wants to consider additional clemency applications, to restore a degree of justice, fairness and proportionality for deserving individuals who do not pose a threat to public safety,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday.

“The Justice Department is committed to recommending as many qualified applicants as possible for reduced sentences.”

Border Patrol Saves Life of Illegal Immigrant Bitten By Snake in Texas

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

U.S. Border Patrol agents are being credited with saving a man’s life after he illegally entered the U.S. from Honduras.

KSAT.com reports that agents rescued the man in Texas after he called 911 and told the operator he was bitten by a snake.

Agents responded with a helicopter and GPS coordinates from a dispatcher and found the man near Roma.

He was transported to a hospital for further treatment.

Stowaway Teen Reveals Serious Flaws in Airport Security After He Climbed onto Plane Unnoticed

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More disturbing than a teen’s decision to hide in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii was how easily he was able to slip past layers of security Sunday morning.

The Washington Post reports that the 15-year-old boy, who was running away from home, showed how a determined person could bypass security and sneak onto a plane without notice.

It’s not that surveillance cameras didn’t capture the boy slip past security at San Jose International Airport; it’s that no one saw him on the video screen.

“There’s no way to guarantee security, even if you had one person per video screen,”  Richard Bloom, an airport security expert at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona

Airport officials said they are reviewing the breach to determine who to avoid a similar failure.

Longtime FBI Agent Joins Miami Dolphins to Oversee Security Following Bully Scandal

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Miami Dolphins have hired a longtime FBI agent to oversee security after last year’s bullying scandal.

The USA Today reports that Joe Cicini, a 23-year veteran of the FBI’s Miami division, has the credentials: He provided crisis management training to professional football, baseball and basketball.

The hiring follows a scandal last year in which three offensive lineman relentlessly harassed tackle Jonathan Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.

“We are all committed at this organization to providing a productive and respectful work environment, as well as ensuring the safety and security of all of our employees and fans,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement.

U.S. Marshal Fatally Shoots Gang Member Who Charged Witness Stand in Trial

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A gang member’s decision to attack a witness testifying against him Monday was a deadly one. KSL.com reports that Siale Maveni Angilau was fatally shot by a U.S. Marshall after he charged a witness in federal court in Salt Lake City.

“The defendant went after (a witness) … and when he engaged the witness at the witness stand, he was shot by the U.S. Marshals Service,” said Mark Dressen, assistant special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Utah bureau.

“From what I understand, the defendant may have grabbed a pen or a pencil and charged the witness stand at that time,” he said.

A marshal standing between the jury and the witness stand fired three to five shots.

“After the marshal fired, he told everyone to stay down. And he kept his gun pointed at Siale because he was still alive as he went down,” a juror said.

Angilau was breathing on the way to the hospital but later died, KSL reported.

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