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Tennesse Court Rejects Sovereign Citizen DUI Defense…Second highest court in Tennessee rejects argument that drunk driving refusal charge violates religious liberty

The Tennessee Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the creative arguments of a man who tried to get out of a drunk driving conviction by claiming his arrest violated his religious liberty. Christopher Bernard Simmons was picked up for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) on September 15, 2013, after he was involved in a car crash in Nashville. Simmons had refused to take any tests or answer any questions related to the incident. When asked if he understood not taking a breathalyzer or blood test would result in a refusal charge, Simmons repeated the same response. “With all…

Judge rules a medical marijuana user fired from his job after failing a drug test can pursue a lawsuit against his former employer

A Delaware judge has ruled that a medical marijuana user fired from his factory job after failing a drug test can pursue a lawsuit against his former employer. Jeremiah Chance was fired in 2016 from his job as a yard equipment operator at the Kraft Heinz plant in Dover. He claims his termination violated an anti-discrimination provision contained in Delaware’s Medical Marijuana Act. Chance also claims he was targeted for retaliation after pointing out safety issues with the facility’s railroad ties. The company argued that the anti-discrimination provision in Delaware’s law is pre-empted by the federal Controlled Substances Act, which…

690 Clergy accused of child sex abuse in Illinois…

A scathing report from Attorney General Lisa Madigan finds the number of Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse in Illinois is much higher than previously acknowledged, with 690 clergy accused, although Catholic officials have publicly identified only 185 clergy with credible allegations against them. The determination was part of a preliminary report made public Wednesday by Madigan’s office, which has been investigating Catholic clergy sexual abuse of minors following revelations over the summer of widespread abuse and cover-ups by Catholic officials in Pennsylvania. The report was critical of the six Catholic dioceses that govern parishes across Illinois for their lack…

Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Overturn a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson lost its motion on Wednesday to reverse a jury verdict that awarded $4.69 billion to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc products. The $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages, together one of the largest personal injury awards on record, was upheld by Judge Rex Burlison in a circuit court in Missouri. The plaintiffs — 22 women and their families — were the first to go to court against Johnson & Johnson claiming that their ovarian cancer was linked to asbestos contamination in…

Palm Beach County deputy faces no charges after running stop sign at twice the speed limit and putting a teen in a coma

An off-duty Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy will not face charges for allegedly running a stop sign while speeding and crashing into a car, critically injuring a teenager. The Palm Beach County State Attorney declined to charge Michael D’Avanzo for the July crash in Delray Beach that injured 18-year-old Farrah Fox. Investigators say the Palm Beach County deputy was driving 53 mph (85 kph) in a 25 mph (40 kph) when his pickup ran the stop sign and smashed into a truck carrying Fox. The University of Central Florida aeronautics engineering student was comatose for a month and remains in…

Sheriff’s captain arrested for distributing child porn gets no jail time

A sheriff’s captain who was originally charged with distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, receiving no jail time in turn. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Donny Lewis Dixon entered in a written agreement Wednesday to be convicted on the misdemeanor charge. He was arrested in June after investigators executed a search warrant. But defense attorney Peter Baruch says there was no document or image showing his client possessed anything illegal on his computer. CONTINUE @ KUTV

Police Can Run Non-violent Suspects Off The Road…Federal appeals court supports state trooper who rammed a woman off the road for failing to stop within 42 seconds over a paperwork violation

The Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals thinks it is appropriate for police officers to use any force needed to ram a driver with an expired registration sticker off the road. That was what happened to Jerica Jena Moore-Jones as she was driving her white 2014 Dodge Challenger on Interstate 30 in Arkansas on November 7, 2015. State trooper Anthony Todd Quick saw that he could issue an easy ticket, so he pulled behind Moore-Jones and turned on his overhead lights. Moore-Jones immediately slowed, but the road shoulder was unlit, dark and narrow — less than the width of her…

President’s former lawyer Michael Cohen get 3 years in PRISON…

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in jail for a series of crimes to which he pleaded guilty, saying his cooperation with the Russia probe ‘does not wipe the slate clean.’ As an attorney, Cohen ‘should have known better,’ said the judge, following dramatic courtroom arguments that featured repeated references to President Trump – including his attacks on Cohen as ‘weak’ and a ‘rat’ and Cohen’s own explanation of what it took to provide information against him. Cohen shed tears in the courtroom as he sought leniency and reflected on decisions…

Federal judge rules Mass. law prohibiting secret audio recording of police, government officials is unconstitutional

A federal court judge Monday ruled a Massachusetts General Law prohibiting the secret audio recording of police or government officials is unconstitutional. Chief United States District Judge Patti B. Saris made the ruling on two similar cases — one involving two Jamaica Plain residents who frequently record police officers and a second case involving Project Veritas, the undercover organization founded by conservative political activist James O’Keefe. Both cases involved defendants who had not secretly recorded police but claimed that the Suffolk District Attorney’s office and the Boston Police Department were interpreting state law in such a way that was preventing…

Generic drug price-fixing investigation expands to 300 drugs and 16 companies

Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions and rounds of golf. The “sandbox,” according to investigators, was the market for generic prescription drugs, where everyone was expected to play nice. “Fair share” described dividing up the sales pie to ensure that each company reaped continued profits. “Trashing the market” was used when a competitor ignored these unwritten rules and sold drugs for less than agreed-upon prices. The terminology reflected more than just the clubbiness of a powerful industry, according…

Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million….The suit accuses the special counsel of blackmailing him to lie as part of a “legal coup d’etat” against President Donald Trump

The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller’s office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian…

Huawei CFO Charged With Fraud, Deemed “Flight Risk” Whose Bail “Couldn’t Be High Enough”

During the first hearing of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng, Canadian prosecutors have revealed the charges over which the US is seeking her extradition: She has been accused of conspiracy to defraud banks due to what prosecutors allege was an attempt to cover up transactions involving a Huawei subsidiary that violated US sanctions against Iran. Appearing in court wearing a green jumpsuit and without handcuffs, Meng reportedly looked to be in good spirits in a Vancouver courtroom where the prosecutions’ case was detailed publicly for the first time. Specifically, the US alleges that Meng helped conceal the company’s true relationship…

FBI catches Air Force senior Officer during underage sex sting operation

A man arrested earlier this week during an FBI sex sting for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a Cobb County hotel is confirmed to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Georgia Air National Guard, authorities said. Lt. Col. Willie Newson, 47, was placed on leave pending the outcome of a child exploitation investigation, Georgia Department of Defense spokeswoman Desiree Bamba exclusively told AJC.com Thursday. She said he’s on the command staff of Maj. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., who is the commander of the Georgia Air National Guard. Newson also…

NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere “Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Slave,” Locked Woman In Room For 2 Years & Approved Of Incest

The facts coming out about the NXIVM sex cult have largely been ignored by the mainstream media, but demonstrates that those of us who have been reporting on pedophile rings in the US are not conspiracy theorists, but actual reporters of the truth the media doesn’t want to tell you about.  The latest news coming out about NXIVM leader Keith Raniere is that he “had sex with a 15-year-old slave,” locked a woman in a room for 2 years because she would not have sex with him, said gang rape was acceptable in some cases and approved of incest. Raniere…

Sandy Hook’s ‘Leonard Pozner’ sues Professor James Fetzer and publisher

Leonard Pozner” is the alleged father of alleged Sandy Hook child-victim Noah Pozner whose image, mysteriously, was among the posters of those who were killed by the Taliban in the Army Public School shooting massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan, on December 16, 2014, two years after Sandy Hook. See “Sandy Hook Child Victim Noah Pozner Was Killed Twice! Also a Victim in Pakistan Taliban Shooting!” The name “Leonard Pozner” is between quotation marks because that persona may not be real. In fact, people search engines Spokeo and TruthFinder say there is no such person named “Leonard Pozner” in all of the United States. Professor James…

Ex-Marine admits he lured Seth Rich Investigator Jack Burkman to a hotel parking garage, then shot him

A man who worked as an investigator for conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman will serve nine years in prison for shooting and wounding his ex-boss in a complicated plot involving a fake FBI exposé. Kevin Doherty, 46, said little as Judge William T. Newman Jr. sentenced him Monday for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, but he acknowledged the veracity of a set of facts read by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Evie Eastman detailing his “serious falling out” with Burkman and the “grand ruse” he concocted in revenge. Eastman said Doherty lured Burkman to a hotel…

Sears pensioners hope to recoup their losses in $509M lawsuit

A court decision has given Sears Canada retirees hope they can recoup some of the millions of dollars missing from the now-defunct retailer’s underfunded pension plan. An Ontario Superior Court judge on Monday gave the green light to two lawsuits targeting U.S. billionaire businessman, Eddie Lampert and his hedge fund, ESL Investments, in connection with $509 million in dividends paid to Sears Canada shareholders in 2013. The lawsuits — each initiated on behalf of Sears creditors including pensioners — centre on the same claim that the $509-million payout was detrimental to the company and orchestrated by Sears Canada’s largest shareholders — Lampert and ESL — for their own benefit. The…

Jeffrey Epstein: Wealthy sex offender settles suit, averting victim testimony

A last-minute settlement was reached Tuesday in a long-running Florida lawsuit involving a politically connected financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls, clearing the way for the victims’ lawyers to try to unravel a once-secret agreement that prevented federal criminal prosecution of the financier. The non-prosecution agreement protecting Jeffrey Epstein was negotiated a decade ago by prosecutors in the South Florida U.S. attorney’s office, which was then run by current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. It is the subject of a separate federal lawsuit in Florida filed by victims who say the deal trampled their rights to be heard.…

Suing Gun Retailers Out Of Business…

Gun controllers have a new strategy: suing gun retailers out of business. Notably, Second Amendment foes are suing gun retailers over mass shootings. For example, Walmart is being sued over a 2014 killing spree in Overland Park, Kansas, NPR reports. Walmart is being sued because it sold a shotgun to John Reidle. Particularly, lawyers allege that Reidle bought the gun for his buddy Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. The shotgun is one of two weapons Cross used in a murder spree at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. Unremarkably, Cross is on death row for killing three people. Additionally, Reidle…

Jerome Corsi filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team

Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump. The complaint, which Corsi had threatened for days, is the latest escalation between Mueller’s team and its investigation targets. The 78-page document, asserting the existence of a “slow-motion coup against the president,” was filed to a range of top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, D.C.’s U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the Bar Disciplinary Counsel. “Dr. Corsi has been criminally…

Florida Court Restricts Loophole For Driving On Suspended License…Florida will no longer allow driers to escape felony charges for driving with a revoked learner permit

Florida’s law punishing habitual offenders who drive with a suspended license comes with a loophole. Simply by not bothering to apply for a driver’s license, an individual can escape a felony charge if stopped. Unfortunately for Willie Maurice Floyd, 37, the Florida Court of Appeal last week ruled that the loophole does not work for someone who applied for a learner’s permit. Floyd’s license has been suspended fifteen times, which would seem at first to more than qualify under the state law designating habitual offenders. This time, Floyd was allegedly speeding in Escambia County on March 25, 2014. He failed…

Federal Court OK With Charging Sober Drivers With DUI

A sober woman will see no relief after Utah prosecutors charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. The Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that neither police nor prosecutors in Summit County did anything wrong when they went after Anexora Leon for driving after having a single beer with lunch. Utah is known for its strict liquor laws limiting the sale of strong beers. Beginning December 30, the state will also have the toughest DUI standard in the nation, with those found driving with a 0.05 percent blood alcohol content facing $10,000 in fines…

Former Communications Director for the Arkansas Democratic Party Arrested for Hosting Chat Rooms That Streamed Live Videos of Infants Being Raped While Smoking Methamphetamine at Work

A federal agent testified Friday that Harold “H.L.” Moody, who was fired last week from his job as special events coordinator for Pulaski County Youth Services, distributed child pornography and smoked methamphetamine out of a glass pipe while seated at his desk in the county administration building during regular work hours. Jason Bennett, a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations, said an agent who was participating in an undercover capacity in a video-conferencing application used by child pornographers took “screen shots” of Moody sitting at his desk and conversing with others in the secret chatroom on more than one occasion…

No jail time for Portland Antifa Leader who pleads guilty to raping an underage boy in his 2nd conviction (repeat offender)

For the second time in recent weeks, Portland protest leader Micah Isaiah Rhodes stood before an Oregon judge ready to go to prison for having sexual contact with an underage teen. And for the second time, an Oregon judge agreed to veer from state sentencing recommendations and give Rhodes five years of probation. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson on Monday said he wouldn’t send Rhodes to prison for two to 2 ½ years because he believes Rhodes earnestly is trying to change despite the prosecution’s arguments to the contrary. “I can tell that you’re sincere and I can tell…

Jerome Corsi refuses plea deal: “They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie”

An associate of Roger Stone said Monday he is refusing to sign a plea deal offered by special counsel Robert Mueller. Jerome Corsi, whose role in Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election largely revolves around the possibility that he was an intermediary between Stone and WikiLeaks, said he was offered a deal to plea on one count of perjury. “They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi told CNN in a phone call. Asked what happens now that he is refusing, Corsi responded: “I don’t…

Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

Campaigners say ruling will affect tens of thousands of girls, and could turn the 23 US states that do not have anti-FGM laws into ‘destination states’ for cutting. US district judge Bernard Friedman, in Michigan, ruled on Tuesday that Congress lacked authority, under the commerce clause of the US constitution, to adopt the 1996 law and that the power to outlaw FGM lay with individual states. “As despicable as this practice may be, it is essentially a criminal assault,” Friedman wrote, in a ruling late on Tuesday. Congress had “overstepped its bounds by legislating to prohibit FGM”, as it had no…

The Man Who Was Sentenced To 14 Years For Making ‘Anti-Gravity’ Vehicles

It’s astonishing to me how the topic of anti-gravity is still be placed in the “conspiracy theory” realm. This isn’t the stuff of conspiracy theories or “fringe” science, it’s a field full of reputable scientists and scholars, and real-world examples that have come not only from hard evidence but from extremely credible witness testimony as well.  One thing is for certain when talking about such topics: one must delve into the black budget world. Take, for example, a recent investigation conducted by a Michigan State University professor and a former secretary from the Department of Housing and Development. Together, with a team…

The end is near for Jerome Corsi…

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show earlier this month that he expected to be charged with lying to federal investigators, though he said at the time that he was innocent of wrongdoing. Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of an investigation into Stone’s connections with WikiLeaks. American intelligence agencies have assessed that Russia was the source of hacked…

$4 Billion & Growing: U.S. Payouts for Vaccine Injuries & Deaths Keep Climbing

In most public health communications about vaccination, officials gloss over vaccine risks, dismissing any possible “side effects” as mild. However, vaccination programs have always resulted in more serious vaccine injuries for some. In the 1970s and early 1980s, for example, the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine and its whole-cell pertussis component had chalked up so much vaccine damage that a television documentary likened receiving a DPT shot to playing “vaccine roulette.” After the DPT debacle began attracting widespread attention, vaccine manufacturers started pressuring Congress for protection from vaccine injury lawsuits. Congress obliged. In 1986, President Reagan signed into existence a radical piece of legislation—the…

Scientist jailed after discovering deadly viruses are delivered through vaccines

Molecular bioloist Dr. Judy A. Mikovits was thrown in prison after discovering evidence that deadly retroviruses are transmitted through vaccines given to humans. In a disturbing true story first published by Natural News, Dr. Mikovits found evidence “that deadly retroviruses have been transmitted to 25 million Americans through vaccines.” Dr. Mikovits worked with human retroviruses and focused on immunotherapy research and HIV. In 2009, she was doing research on neurological diseases, including autism, when she discovered many of her study subjects were suffering from serious medical issues. These issues included cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Collective-evolution.com reports:…

Court: NRA lawsuit against NY Gov Andrew Cuomo over “blacklist” can go forward

The NRA appears likely to get its day in Court against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration. We covered the lawsuit and the NRA’s longstanding dispute with Cuomo in May 2018, NRA sues NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for using financial regulator to “blacklist” NRA: There is a long history of conflict between the NRA and New York Governor Cuomo relating to New York’s SAFE Act, the extreme gun control bill he signed into law. That legislation had to be partially rewritten because, among other things, it would have exposed police to criminal liability and effectively banned most pistols because…

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones

Apple and Samsung are being fined €10m and €5m respectively in Italy for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. An investigation launched in January by the nation’s competition authority found that certain smartphone software updates had a negative effect on the performance of the devices. Believed to be the first ruling of its kind against smartphone manufacturers, the investigation followed accusations operating system updates for older phones slowed them down, thereby encouraging the purchase of new phones. In a statement the antitrust watchdog said “Apple and Samsung implemented dishonest commercial practices” and that operating system updates “caused serious malfunctions and…

Judge orders Amazon to give Echo recordings in double homicide case

An Amazon Echo device could play a role in a double homicide case in Farmington. A judge Friday ordered Amazon to turn over recordings that might have been captured by an Echo smart speaker in the Farmington house where two women were stabbed to death in January 2017. Timothy Verrill, of Dover, is accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of Jenna Pellegrini, 32, and Christine Sullivan, 48. He has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors said they believe the Echo device, which listens for Alexa voice commands, might have recorded audio of Sullivan’s death, as well as anything that happened…

Big investors sue 16 banks in U.S. over currency market rigging

A group of large institutional investors including BlackRock Inc and Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management Co has sued 16 major banks, accusing them of rigging prices in the roughly $5.1 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by plaintiffs that decided to “opt out” of similar nationwide litigation that has resulted in $2.31 billion (£1.76 billion) of settlements with 15 of the banks. Those settlements followed worldwide regulatory probes that have led to more than $10 billion of fines for several banks, and the convictions or indictments of some traders.…

A patient went in for a standard back surgery….She awoke one kidney short

Maureen Pacheco who, at 51, went to Wellington Regional Medical Center in April 2016 to get the bones in her lower back fused because she was suffering pain from a car accident years earlier. She left the hospital one kidney short. According to a complaint filed in December by the Florida Department of Health against Dr. Ramon Vazquez, a West Palm Beach doctor, Vazquez unnecessarily removed her pelvic kidney from her left side. Vazquez, according to the complaint, “noted a pelvic mass and provided a presumptive diagnosis of a gynecologic malignancy, lymphoma,and/or other metastatic disease.” He proceeded to remove the…

Michigan Cops Destroying Drug Cartels With Microscopic Drug Busts, Seizures Of 20-Year-Old Vehicles

Crushing drug dealers and criminal cartels: that’s the asset forfeiture narrative. The reality is something completely different. It’s the government taking property from people with a minimum of due process, urged on by a set of perverse incentives. Law enforcement agencies directly profit from the stuff they take from people, so there’s really no reason not to. When the general public hears forfeiture is being used to target criminal cartels, they tend to think of piles of cash, luxury vehicles, sprawling mansions, and the occasional aircraft. In reality, it’s whatever cash cops can find laying around (usually less than $1,000)…

America’s most notorious patent troll, now bankrupt, values its bullshit patents at $1

For more than a decade, Shipping and Transit LLC (AKA Arrivalstar) has been aggressively pursuing dubious patent claims against public transit companies, shippers, and other businesses whose practices overlapped with Arrivalstar’s absurd, obvious patents on using GPSes to figure out where stuff was. Now, Shipping and Transit is bankrupt, and it has valued its portfolio of 34 patents at $1. It’s the most honest moment in the company’s shameful history. Shipping and Transit is the poster-child for sloppiness at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company owns a suite of patents for using GPS exactly as it was designed…

Monsanto / Bayer now facing over 8,000 lawsuits alleging its glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide causes cancer

A California judge has issued a landmark ruling that affirms the cancer-causing effects of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos ultimately sided with jurors in the case of Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who developed a severe and fast-moving form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from repeated exposure to Roundup and Ranger Pro, two popular Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) weedkiller products. The original verdict called for Bayer to hand over $289 million in damages to Johnson, though pending an agreement from Johnson’s lawyers, that amount could be reduced to $39 million.…

NBA Bucks Owner Wes Edens Is Being Subpoenaed In The Wall Street Sex Dungeon Lawsuit [Update]

In two separate civil suits, multiple women say that Wall Street portfolio manager Howard Rubin—infamous for his role in Merrill Lynch losing $275 million dollars in one quarter in 1987, later documented in the bestselling book Liar’s Poker—paid people to lure them to a Manhattan penthouse, where he bound them, beat them, and raped them in a room that one lawsuit dubbed a “dungeon.” When the lawsuits were first filed, Rubin’s lawyers said their client denied the claims; in subsequent filings in federal court, Rubin’s legal team has said that any sex was consensual and that Rubin didn’t do anything…