Reward offered for information on theft of armored military Humvee in Bell

BELL — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of military Humvee stolen Friday in Bell. A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday. Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim a #reward up to 10K for info leading to the recovery #BOLO ### — FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) January 17, 2021 The theft of the...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Theft, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Bell, Trump, US Iran, National Guard Armory, Eimiller, Soleimani, Auto Theft, Top Stories LADN

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Sunrise, Ann Althouse

Facebook Isn’t Liable for Account Hack/Hijack–Damner v. Facebook

This is a pro se lawsuit. Damner claims his Facebook account was hacked in April 2020 and the hacker(s) took it over. He notified Facebook but allegedly it never responded. Damner sued Facebook for Stored Communications Act claims and others. The court grants Facebook’s 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, holding that Facebook isn’t liable for the account hack/hijacking. ECPA. The 2701 SCA claim fails: Plaintiff asserts a claim under § 2701(a) based on the allegation that Facebook “intentionally refused...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Court, ECPA, Privacy/security, Facebook Inc, SRR, Licensing/Contracts, Publicity/Privacy Rights, Damner, Facebook for Stored Communications

"Adnan Oktar... a Muslim televangelist and cult leader... proselytised about religion while scantily clad women bopped robotically beside him."

"He and his followers had connections and influence stretching across the world.... The core female members were called 'kittens' and the men 'lions,' and many were recruited from powerful and wealthy families. The local tabloids loved it: an Islamic 'sex cult' run by Istanbul’s Hugh Hefner with a few Quranic verses thrown in. But, after a trial that has gripped Turkey, Oktar’s organisation... been shown to have committed serious crimes and destroyed the lives of many members. In an 480-page ind...
Tags: Crime, Law, Turkey, Islam, Hugh Hefner, Istanbul, London Times, Ann Althouse, Adnan Oktar, Turkey Oktar

I can't help being cynical when my future is in the hands of uncontrollable forces | Michelle Lim

My optimism about securing a job depletes when I open a rejection email. It’s difficult to find solace when you thought you were the perfect fitRead Michelle’s last Dreams interrupted diary hereRead how the pandemic is shaping a generation hereName: Michelle LimAge: 23Last month, I sat in my course’s “town hall” forum on Zoom. It was just an open forum hosted by social work faculty staff about 2021 and the arrangements for this year. I was really only interested in one section of information: pl...
Tags: Society, Australia news, Unemployment, Young People, Youth Unemployment, Michelle, Michelle Lim, Coronavirus, Michelle LimAge

"The Cornish hotel flying a flag for QAnon’s cult delusion/Conspiracy theories spawned in America are taking hold in unexpected corners of British society."

 Reports the London Times.The Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, may be themed on Arthurian legends but the flag flown over its tower last year stood for a more modern myth.... Guests at the hotel, which displays a Q flag, said that the owner left conspiracy theory material in their bedrooms....  Since Mr Mappin, heir to the Mappin and Webb jewellery business, which holds a Royal Warrant, hoisted a Q flag above the battlements of Camelot Castle Hotel last January he has hosted a regular...
Tags: UK, London, Law, America, Metaphor, Cornwall, Times, Conspiracies, Trump, Bobby, Ben, Webb, Gardner, Ann Althouse, Camelot Castle Hotel, Tintagel Cornwall

Ex-State Trooper Suspended For Four Years

An agreed four year suspension has been imposed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board for a conviction described by the Detroit Free Press A judge told former Michigan State Police trooper Mark Bessner on Monday that people like him have... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof

Ex-FBI Attorney Suspended

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has imposed an interim suspension of a former FBI attorney for his guilty plea to a federal false statement offense. Politico reported Prosecutors are asking for a prison sentence for a former FBI lawyer who... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Politico, Fbi, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

"Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year."

Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year.— Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) January 16, 2021 Sister Helen Prejean continues her summary, here, at Twitter, but here's the full text of the dissent, issued yesterday. Excerpt:  Throughout this expedited spree of executions, this Court has consistently rejected inmates’ credible claims for relief. The Court...
Tags: Law, Court, Death Penalty, Sonia Sotomayor, Sotomayor, Helen Prejean, Ann Althouse, Dustin Higgs

"If you took the fact out that he is the president of the United States and look at the conduct of the call, it tracks the communication you might see in any drug case or organized crime case. It’s full of threatening undertone and strong-arm tactics."

Said Michael J. Moore, the former United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, quoted in "Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry/The Fulton County district attorney is weighing an inquiry into possible election interference and is said to be considering hiring an outside counsel" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Voting, Law, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Ann Althouse, Criminalization Of Politics, Middle District of Georgia, Michael J Moore, the Trump resistance, Trump Inquiry The Fulton County

"Senate Democrats could vote to abolish the legislative filibuster, and then pass Biden’s plan on a party-line basis."

"But West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has vowed to keep the filibuster in place. In effect, this means that all regular legislation will need 60 votes to clear the Senate. The only exception to this rule are bills passed through the budget-reconciliation process, which enables legislation pertaining to the federal budget to pass the upper chamber with a simple majority.... [I]t’s hard to see how Biden could really believe there are 10 GOP votes for a $15 minimum wage, or $350 billion in fiscal ...
Tags: Law, Senate, West Virginia, Gop, Biden, Joe Manchin, Ann Althouse, Eric Levitz, Biden Co, Biden's Congress, Biden economics

A fantastic example of the problem of humor that some people are going to take for truth.

Honestly no. (I laughed too...but people are already using it to bash CNN. This “some people know it’s a joke but lots of other people don’t” kind of fakery has consequences. OK carry on.)— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 16, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Comedy, Law, Cnn, Ted Cruz, Daniel dale, Ann Althouse, Era of That's Not Funny

"As mayor, I will regularly get around the city by subway, bus, or bike, because that’s the way most New Yorkers get around..."

"... and that’s how I’ve been getting around for 25 years. I will build bus rapid transit networks like the 14th street busway in every borough. I will have a fully electric bus system by 2030. [inaudible 00:10:59] electric buses. New York can move our people around in a way that’s sustainable for our neighborhoods and our planet. Building this forward-thinking transit network will require municipal control of the city’s subways and buses. As mayor, I will fight to get control of our subways and...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, New York City, Buses, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang

Might Prez Trump announce his next round of clemency grants this weekend?

The question in this post is prompted by this Politico article headlined "Trump weighing a pardon for Steve Bannon." The start of the article suggests that some actually were expected some action on the clemency front last night: President Donald Trump is considering granting a pardon to Steve Bannon, his former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide, who was charged with swindling donors to a private crowdsourcing effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to tw...
Tags: Law, Mexico, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Steve Bannon, Jenna Ryan Who Took Jet

Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six months

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the federal government to execute Dustin Higgs, reversing lower-court orders that had put the execution on hold and drawing strongly worded dissents from two justices. Higgs’ execution was the third federal execution this week, and it concludes a push by the Trump administration to carry out death sentences before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who opposes capital punishment. In a brief, unsigned ruling issued around 11 p.m., the justices rever...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Indiana, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Trump, Higgs, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Breyer, Elena Kagan, 4th Circuit

Give families cash to feed their children, there's overwhelming evidence it works | Arthur Potts Dawson

Vouchers and money to buy food bring families the dignity everyone deserves, as the World Food Programme has shownDignity is not a word that you would normally associate with your weekly supermarket shop, or with planning how you might be going to feed your children each night.But right now, when families are under intense pressure to find enough money to keep food on the table and ensure their children have access to a healthy and nutritious diet, dignity is something we should all be demanding...
Tags: Food, Politics, Children, Society, UK News, Food Banks, Aid, Global development, Chefs, School meals, World Food Programme, Arthur Potts Dawson

Covid vaccine: 72% of black people unlikely to have jab, UK survey finds

Sage voices concern at BAME uptake and says more must be done to increase trust in vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAdvisers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have raised fresh concerns over Covid vaccine uptake among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME) as research showed up to 72% of black people said they were unlikely to have the jab.Historical issues of unethical healthcare research, and structural and institutional ra...
Tags: Health, UK, Race, Society, Vaccines and immunisation, Sage, BAME, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE

Tim Dowling: I missed the dry January deadline. Wine it is, then

‘I noticed you’ve just decided to press on,’ says my wife. ‘I’ll probably give up for February instead,’ I say. ‘It’s shorter.’Like a lot of people I usually give up alcohol for the month of January: privation is easier when everybody’s on the same page.This year, I didn’t bother. At first this was just a question of missing a deadline: 1 January came and went, along with a bottle of red wine left over from Christmas. But a week later, I was congratulating myself on my foresight. As many people ...
Tags: Family, Alcohol, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Tim Dowling

Jack Monroe on food poverty and fury: 'I just wake up, look at the news, and get angry'

The cook and campaigner barely slept last week as the row raged over inadequate food parcels for kids. She discusses austerity, cronyism and why she’ll never stop fightingI speak to Jack Monroe, cook, author and campaigner, towards the end of a tumultuous week in food poverty. On Monday, a Twitter user, , posted a photo of a “hamper” she said was intended to replace her child’s free school lunches for two weeks. The provider, Chartwells, claimed it covered one week and was funded at £10.50. The...
Tags: Food, Education, Children, Society, Poverty, Social exclusion, Schools, Food poverty, Paul Walsh, Monroe, Jack Monroe, Chartwells

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