Archive for August 16th, 2011

16 Aug

Comeuppance: Judge Gets 28 Years in Pay for Jail Plot

Former Judge Mark Ciavarella(CNN) — A former Pennsylvania juvenile judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after being convicted for a scheme to make millions off unjustly incarcerating young people, court officials said.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was also ordered by a federal judge in Pennsylvania to pay about $1 million in restitution. The sentence was four times the 87 months sentence that Ciavarella and federal prosecutors had agreed to when he pleaded guilty to charges in 2009.

But that plea deal was thrown out by a federal judge and the case went to trial.

Ciavarella was found guilty in February of 12 of 39 racketeering and fraud charges for accepting millions of dollars in bribes from friends who owned detention centers to which he sent juveniles. The case made national headlines when Ciavarella was confronted by a distraught mother outside a courtroom after his conviction.
Sandy Fonzo’s 17-year-old son, Edward Kenzakowski, spent six months in a detention center after Ciavarella sentenced him for possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Fonzo, her son, who had no prior record, was never able to recover and eventually took his own life. (more…)

16 Aug

Media Blackout on Ron Paul: In Tv, “Program” Ain’t A Figure of Speech

Poster’s Note: We’re not fans of Ron Paul. Ideologically I think we disagree with him on a lot but we do respect his consistency, principled stands, and unwillingness to pander to stupidity. That being said the established media’s blatant attempt to ignore and de-legitimize him is amazing and really shows that similar to what M1 of Dead Prez once said, “In TV, Program ain’t a figure of speech!”

16 Aug

Bay Area Serial Killings Continue: SFPD Now Claims Kenneth harding Shot Himself to Death

Here’s an intense breakdown of the murder of Kenneth Harding, put together by Jazmayne.. It’s composed of witness accounts of the aftermath to the daytime shooting. Featuring the poetry of the late, great Gil Scott Heron.

Thus far we have few bewildering things going on.. Follow this if you can..We initially heard that SFPD shot an unarmed man when he ran for not having a $2 bus transfer. For more on this case check

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