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TX: Liberty County Officials Indicted


January 28, 2011 Cindy Horswell, Houston Chronicle Ex-Liberty officials indicted on fraud charges BEAUMONT — A former Liberty County judge and commissioner have been indicted, along with a local businessman, in a hurricane fraud scheme involving $3.1 million in federal funds. Phil Fitzgerald, 51, who had been the county judge during Hurricane Ike, and Lee Groce, […]

Europe: €30M In Carbon Permits Stolen


January 24, 2011 From Sox First It was only a matter of time before the carbon market, one of the fastest growing and most lucrative in Europe, was hit by organised crime. Now we have reports that crooks have stolen almost €30 million of carbon permits in Europe and they did it by hacking into […]

Full Pay & Benefits For Molester Teach


December 27, 2010 13 Years in the ‘rubber room’ with full pay and benefits Phil Boehmke In the financially challenged New York public school system hundreds of teachers punch the time clock and report to their assigned room every day where they sit around and wait until it is time to go home. That may […]

Tom DeLay vs. Travis County, TX


December 14, 2010 Tom DeLay and Moral Equivalence in Travis County, Texas David Paulin Many Republicans regarded the prosecution of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as a politically motivated witch hunt. After all, the prosecution took place in Austin, Texas, located in the heart of Travis County: It’s a liberal bastion in an […]

105 Tons of Marijuana Confiscated En Route to U.S.

Mexican military confiscate 105 tons of marijuana

Mexican military have confiscated 105 tons of marijuana with a street value in the United States of more than 340 million dollars and the largest cannabis haul ever in Mexico TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the […]

Homeless get hate crimes protections in Maryland


(Originally published: 10/2009) Maryland has recently become a role model in the fight to protect the homeless after passing a bill that grants hate crime protections to individuals based on housing status. On May 7th, 2009, Maryland became the first state in the country to classify and try abuses against the homeless as hate crimes. […]

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