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National Guard member's arrest marks fourth service member charged in Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A member of the Wisconsin National Guard was arrested Monday over his role in the Capitol attack. Abram Markofski is the fourth service member to face federal charges over the January 6 insurrection. A federal judge released Markofski Monday pending a virtual May 10 hearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities arrested a member of the Wisconsin Natio...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Defense, Trends, Military, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Madison, Justice Department, Nelson, Trump, Capitol, National Guard

Notable NY politician gets furlough from BOP as he is "considered for home confinement"

When I saw the headline of this new New York Post piece, "Sheldon Silver released early on furlough after less than a year in prison," I thought the paper was misusing a term because furloughs from federal prison seem extraordinarily rare. But the story explains it has the right term: Disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sprung from federal prison early on furlough — while he awaits a decision from the agency on whether he can serve out the remainder of his term in...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Associated Press, Silver, Doj, Albany, Sheldon Silver, Southern District of New York, New York Assembly, Valerie Caproni, Orange County New York, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP

The morning read for Tuesday, May 4

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Justice Clarence Thomas, Long Silent, Has Turned Talkative (Adam Liptak, The New York Times) Supreme Court declines to revisit precedent that restricts lawsuits from service members (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post) Justice Clarence Thomas says ex-West Point ...
Tags: Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Washington Post, Associated Press, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Adam Liptak, Clarence Thomas, New York Times Supreme Court, Feres Doctrine, Clarence Thomas Long, Pete Williams NBC News Supreme Court, Meghann Myers Military Times Supreme Court

The nation's top general is considering ending commanders' roles in reviewing military sex assault cases

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Gen. Mark Milley says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. He said sexual assault in the military continues to happen despite efforts to stop it. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Speed, Military, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Defense Department, Robert Burns

The QAnon insurrectionist who filmed himself begging to be shot and inciting rioters to storm the Capitol told the FBI he was only there as a 'journalist'

Andrew Jackson Morgan Jr. records himself during the insurrection on January 6, 2021. Political Trance Tribune Andrew Jackson Morgan Jr. claimed to be at the insurrection as a civil rights auditor and journalist. Several now-deleted recordings show him encouraging the pro-Trump mob to storm the Capitol. An Insider investigation reveals that he was motivated by far-right, conspiratorial beliefs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing his trademark Harley Davidson beanie an...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Media, Law, Youtube, Washington, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Austin, Washington Dc, News UK, Michigan

Fully vaccinated people can go without masks outside unless in crowds, CDC advises – live

Agency relaxes guidelines on mask-wearing for AmericansUS urged to assist India and others countries with vaccinesKilling of Black Americans amounts to crimes against humanity 5.23pm BST US health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too, the Associated Press reports.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relea...
Tags: Republicans, Cdc, India, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, South and Central Asia, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Department Of Justice, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, U S Department of Justice

Six people were killed by police in the 24 hours after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder

Police officers on October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder on Tuesday. In the 24 hours afterward, police across America fatally shot six people. Chauvin was convicted over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the 24 hours after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder, at least six people died a...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Washington, Boston, America, Trends, Ap, Associated Press, San Antonio, Police abuse, Floyd, Andrew Brown, KTLA, Worcester Massachusetts, Escondido California, ELIZABETH CITY NORTH CAROLINA

A Pentagon panel recommended that commanders shouldn't get a say in whether service members are prosecuted for sexual assault

The Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military has recommended that the chain of command not apply when deciding if sexual assault cases should be prosecuted. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images A Pentagon panel recommends that commanders should not decide if service members are prosecuted for sexual assault. The independent commission said sexual harassment claims should be handled outside the chain of command. These recommendation could drastically change the way the mili...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Sexual Assault, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Military, Pentagon, Associated Press, New Mexico, Air Force

DOJ launches an investigation into Minneapolis policing practices a day after Derek Chauvin's conviction

George Floyd Square is shown on Feb. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis. Ten months after police officers brushed off George Floyd's moans for help on the street outside a south Minneapolis grocery, the square remains a makeshift memorial. AP Photo/Jim Mone The DOJ is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The new probe follows a civil rights investi...
Tags: Politics, Law, Minneapolis, Obama, Trends, Associated Press, Ferguson Missouri, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, Minneapolis Police, Floyd, Garland, Mueller, MPD, Baltimore Maryland

Insurrectionists who posted social media footage of the Capitol riots are claiming to be journalists in their legal defenses, report says

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. Some people charged with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, not join a deadly insurrection. John Minchillo/AP At least eight defendants charged in the Capitol riots have identified themselves as journalists, AP said. These self-proclaimed job titles are being used to mount a First Amendment free speech defense. The legal defenses ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Media, Law, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Ap, News UK, Associated Press, New Mexico, US District Court, Doj, University Of Maryland, Trump, Morgan

Neo-Nazi leader pleads guilty to threatening journalists and opponents of anti-Semitism

Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls, an investigative reporter with KING-TV. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Cameron Shea, 25, has pled guilty to federal hate crime and conspiracy charges. Shea was a member of the Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group linked to multiple killings. He was charged with threatening journalists and others who exposed anti-Semitism. See more stories on ...
Tags: Florida, Nbc, Law, California, Washington, Trends, United States, Guardian, Associated Press, Nazi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Hate Crime, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Justice Department

After months of torture and imprisonment, Hamas told a Palestinian activist that he would only be released if he divorced his wife

Rami Aman, a Palestinian Gazan peace activist, holds note's in which he recalled his ordeal, during an interview on the roof of his family house in Gaza City, Feb. 10, 2021. Adel Hana/AP Photo Rami Aman was arrested for setting up a Zoom call between Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. He received pressure from Hamas officials to divorce his wife - the daughter of a high-ranking official. Aman eventually signed the divorce papers but remained in jail for two more months, AP report...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Activism, Prison, Law, Israel, International, Trends, Ap, Egypt, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, News UK, Jail, Associated Press

Can global capitalists bring an end to capital punishment around the globe?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by the interestng news of the creation of a notable new death penalty abolition group going by the name "Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty."  , headlined "Branson leads business group demanding end to death penalty," provides the backstory: Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson feels the time has come to galvanize business leaders in a movement to eradicate the death penalty, a cause he has ardently supported for years. A group of 18 ...
Tags: Law, Arianna Huffington, Washington, Virginia, Joe Biden, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Associated Press, Branson, Southwest, Trump, Ben Cohen, Ben Jerry, Jerry Greenfield, Ouellette, Mo Ibrahim

Ex-NYPD officer charged with using a flagpole to assault a cop during the US Capitol riot

A pro-Trump mob clashes with police on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Thomas Webster appeared in court Tuesday over charges he assaulted a police officer. Webster is a former member of the New York Police Department. Prosecutors accuse him of using a flagpole to attack an officer at the January 6 US Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A former member of the New York Police Department appeared in cour...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Associated Press, Charles Davis, New York Police Department, Riot, Trump, Webster, US Department of Justice, US Marine Corps, James Monroe, Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol, Thomas Webster, Insurrection

Notable new press report on accounts of recent federal execution particulars

The AP has this notable new story, headlined "Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases."  Here is how it gets started: Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.”  But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated Press and other media witnesses of how prisoners’ stomachs rolled, shook and shud...
Tags: Law, New York City, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Williams, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Terre Haute Indiana, Eric Williams, Douglas A Berman, Lecroy

New AP report concludes "Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader"

This new Associated Press article details the conclusions of its investigation concerning the spread of COVID-19 in and around the federal facilities responsible for executions at the tail end of the Trump Administration.  Here is how the lengthy piece gets started: As the Trump administration was nearing the end of an unprecedented string of executions, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19.  Guards were ill.  Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus.  So did medi...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Indiana, Ap, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Trump Administration Here, Brandon Bernard, Alfred Bourgeois, Madeline Cohen

Supreme Court lifts California's ban on indoor worship services but keeps restrictions on limited occupancy

A visitor walks through the Serra Chapel during the reopening of Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship service.  They can, however, limit capacity to 25% and ban singing and chanting. There were four different opinions given by the Justices on this case.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, Barrett

"Iowa's decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year's disastrous caucus..."

"... when results were delayed for days due in part to a faulty smartphone app that was supposed to make things easier for precinct captains when they reported results. Ultimately, The Associated Press never declared a winner in the contest because of problems with the vote count, which was administered by the Iowa Democratic Party. Iowa's voters are also older, more rural and more white than many other states so it's seen as increasingly out of step with the Democratic mainstream, which increa...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa, Associated Press, Npr, Biden, Sanders, Sens Bernie Sanders, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Pete Buttigieg, Iowa Buttigieg, 2024 Campaign, Iowa Democratic Party Iowa

Outcry follows photos of Guard sleeping in garages in DC

[vemba-video id=”tv/2021/01/22/the-lead-pete-muntean-2.cnn”] By Nomaan Merchant, Lolita Baldor and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago. President Joe Biden expressed his “dismay” Friday morning...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Associated Press, Dc, Biden, Capitol Police, Metro, Capitol

Twin bombings strike busy market in Baghdad

By Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant militant attacks. The rare suicide bombing hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Islamic State, Iraq, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Soccer, Military, Pope Francis, Vatican, Associated Press, Christian, Francis, Baghdad

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Media, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport

New California laws in 2021 address coronavirus, fires, business

By DON THOMPSON | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — What a strange legislative year it was. The coronavirus pandemic forced California state lawmakers to twice shut down their sessions for weeks at a time — the first unexpected work stoppage in 158 years. Masked lawmakers tried to limit the number of bills they considered, but still ran out of time on the final night, partly because quarantined Republican senators had to vote remotely. Related: New year rings in new public safety and driving laws in...
Tags: News, Law, Minneapolis, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Associated Press, LA County, New California, DON THOMPSON, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Is there any chance COVID might halt the three pending federal executions slated for next month?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this AP piece headlined "Lawyers: 2nd US inmate scheduled to be executed has COVID-19."  Here are the details: A second federal inmate scheduled to be put to death next month in a series of executions by the Trump administration has tested positive for COVID-19, his lawyers said Friday. The diagnosis of Cory Johnson, who was convicted of killing seven people related to his drug trafficking in Virginia, comes a day after attorneys for Dustin ...
Tags: Texas, Fcc, Law, Virginia, US, Joe Biden, Indiana, Associated Press, Johnson, Montgomery, Trump, Higgs, Richmond Virginia, Cory Johnson, AG Barr, Lisa Montgomery

"1 in 5 Prisoners in the U.S. Has Had COVID-19"

The title of this post is the headline of this Marshall Proeject accounting of the ugly state of the pandemic in incarceration nation. Here are some excerpts: One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Marshall Project and The Associated Press. As the pandemic enters its ...
Tags: Law, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Michigan, Associated Press, Cincinnati, Marshall Project, Loretto, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, FCI, Paul Manafort, COVID, March Infection, Pheonix Yuma

An inmate who is scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons

An inmate whose scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Expert panel reviewing conviction and sentence urges prison release in high-profile Minnesota homicide case

As reported in this new AP piece, headlined "Expert panel recommends releasing Myon Burrell from prison, more investigation," a notable expert panel that was convened to examine both the conviction and sentence in a high-profile Minnesota case released its report today. Here are the basics from the press report: A panel of national experts who reviewed Myon Burrell’s conviction for the fatal shooting of a child in Minneapolis recommended that he be released from a life prison term and that auth...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Ap, Amy Klobuchar, Associated Press, Ellison, Edwards, Stillwater, Freeman, Arrington, Klobuchar, Coon Rapids, Guerrero, Keith Ellison, Hennepin County

Gov DeWine essentially declares a de facto moratorium on executions in the state for 2021 and likely beyond

Ohio has long been an interesting death penalty state, in part because it has been among the most active capital punishment states not in the south as measured in terms of executions and death sentences.  It also has reflected the usual politics of death in recent times with 17 executions carried out from 2007 to 2010 under Ohio's last Democratic Governor (Ted Strickland), but only 15 executions from 2011 to 2020 under the Republican Governors of John Kasich and Mike DeWine.  And, according to t...
Tags: Law, Senate, Ap, Gop, House, Ohio, Associated Press, General Assembly, Cincinnati, John Kasich, Legislature, Mike DeWine, Ted Strickland, DeWine, New Ohio, Douglas A Berman

"Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?"

The title of this post is the headline of this new New York Times piece.  Here are excerpts:   They live in crowded conditions, sharing bathrooms and eating facilities where social distancing is impossible.  They have high rates of asthma, diabetes and heart disease.  Many struggle with mental illness. A disproportionate number are Black and Hispanic, members of minority communities that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. So should prisoners and other detainees be given priority ac...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Associated Press, Criminal Justice, Justice Department, American Medical Association, Toner, National Commission, Douglas A Berman, Council on Criminal Justice, Khalil Cumberbatch

On Camera

Dan Trevas reports on a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court Video from an exterior Jefferson County Courthouse security camera that captured the shooting of a judge is not a “security record” and must be released to the Associated Press,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Associated Press, Legal Profession Prof, Dan Trevas, Jefferson County Courthouse, Ohio Supreme Court Video

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