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"The entire house — every room, every bed, every bathroom, shower and toilet — was rigged with cameras and audio."

"Epstein kept a secret room full of monitors and watched his guests in real time. He blackmailed the powerful men who would visit and use his girls. If [Ghislaine] Maxwell dies in custody, the federal government will take a hit from which it may never recover...."From "Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say" (NY Post). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Ny Post, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Richard Epstein, Ann Althouse, Ghislaine -RSB- Maxwell


"According to charging documents, [Ghislaine] Maxwell 'befriended' some of these victims, 'including by asking the victims about their lives, their schools, and their families.'"

"She and [Jeffrey] Epstein spent time forging relationships with these girls, by taking them shopping and to the movies. The alleged grooming happened, according to the documents, at Epstein’s mansion on the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, his ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as Maxwell’s residence in London. After developing a rapport, the documents allege, 'Maxwell would try to normalize sexual abuse for a minor victim by, among other things,...
Tags: London, Crime, Law, Fbi, Maxwell, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Robert Maxwell, Palm Beach Florida, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Santa Fe New Mexico, Ann Althouse, Jeffrey -RSB- Epstein, Ghislaine -RSB- Maxwell


Suspended Biglaw Associate Accused In Molotov Cocktail Attack Released To Home Confinement

Hundreds of lawyers oppose the government’s arguments against him and his alleged accomplice, calling the charges politically motivated.
Tags: Crime, Law, Social Justice, Biglaw, Pryor Cashman, Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman


Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British heiress and longtime confidant of billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is in FBI custody. She was arrested in New Hampshire, reports NBC News, and charged with conspiracy to sexually abuse children. The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, going back as far as 1994. "In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims," the indict...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Sex Trafficking, Nbc News, Fbi, New Hampshire, Maxwell, Manhattan, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Robert Maxwell Ghislaine


I'll just show you one example of the mockery I've seeing of this poor couple, who were beset by a mob and unable to get help from the police.

Fox News has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rap would do to us pic.twitter.com/7tv5SRb6Xz — Seltzer In Place (@VernorsHerzog) June 29, 2020 That went up this morning — after it's been in the news that these people are not uneducated right-wingers. They are lawyers (i.e., educated) and they are Democrats (with a record of donations). [UPDATE: Snopes says the reports that he donated to Democrats were wrong — mistaking him for someone else with the same name: "According to the FEC,...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Guns, Law, Protests, Fox News, Republican National Committee, Mark, Donald J Trump, FEC, Instapundit, McCloskey, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Mark McCloskey, Trump Make America Great Again Committee


"The man whose arrest Tuesday helped spark the protests that led to two landmark statues being knocked down and a state senator being assaulted is now facing federal charges..."

"... for activities that allegedly occurred a day earlier. The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Devonere Johnson with extortion after authorities say he threatened two Madison businesses unless they sent him money and his associates were provided with free food and beverages.... According to the complaint... [t]he owner of the business told the FBI that on June 22, Johnson and another man were inside the business blasting music from a boom box. The complaint states Johnson said to the owne...
Tags: Crime, Law, Fbi, Chicago, Kkk, Johnson, Madison, Venmo, U S Department of Justice, WMTV, Ann Althouse, Capitol Square, Devonere Johnson


"A man critically injured in one of the shootings inside Seattle’s chaotic, cop-free CHAZ claims it was a hate crime committed by racist infiltrators who dropped the N-word."

"DeJuan Young told KIRO 7 that he was fleeing the sound of gunshots from where a teenager was shot dead early Saturday when he was accosted by at least four men who dropped a racial slur when they shot him. 'I’m not sure if they’re Proud Boys or KKK,' Young told the station... 'But the verbiage that they said was, "Hold this n—r" — and shot me.... And they stood over top of me and continued to fire.... I tried to protect myself and got shot in the arm,' he claimed of the assailants, who apparent...
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Seattle, Madison, King, Young, Ny Post, KIRO, MPD, Madison Wisconsin, Chaz, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, DeJuan Young, W Gorham


"If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right?"

"And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation... Let’s be very real.... What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. But when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, Republican politicians talking about police reform... Wow, it’s interesting that you would [ask what Black Lives Matter hoped to achieve through violence] because this country is built upon violence. W...
Tags: Crime, Law, America, Military, Protests, Republican, Ny Post, Martha MacCallum, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Said Hawk Newsome, Greater New York Black Lives Matter


"[Madison Police Department] command telling cops to STAND DOWN.... Police KNEW the [City-County Building] would be firebombed... They did NOTHING."

The city of Madison KNEW the CCB would be firebombed. The rioters blocked access to the building. There were juvenile inmates in this building. A fire investigator examining the scene remarked it was only by fast action by deputies that the entire building didn’t go up in flames pic.twitter.com/CDtsrNnweu— Vicki McKenna (@VickiMcKenna) June 24, 2020 No one is covering this! MPD command telling cops to STAND DOWN. THIS WAS PLANNED--access to CCB was CLOSED OFF by the rioters around 5pm. Police K...
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Fire, Madison Police Department, Ann Althouse, CCB, Wisconsin protests, Vicki McKenna


"The box of live cockroaches delivered to their door was the last straw for David and Ina Steiner. For more than two decades..."

"... the professional collectors ran a niche e-commerce blog out of their home in the Boston suburbs, with a focus on Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. Then, last August, the couple started receiving threatening emails and tweets. Not long after, according to federal investigators, a package arrived with a mask of a bloody pig’s head. Next, they received a funeral wreath. Neighbors were sent pornographic videos addressed to one of the Steiners. Strange cars seemed to follow them around... [T]he loca...
Tags: Crime, Craigslist, Law, Ebay, Boston, Blogging, David, Wall Street Journal, Federal Bureau of Investigation, SAN JOSE Calif, Ritz Carlton, Amazon com Inc, EBay Inc, Ann Althouse, Zea, District of Massachusetts


IRS says it bought in to location database for millions of US cellphones to track tax crime suspects

The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected of tax-related crimes. The unsuccessful effort illustrates how marketing data, and locatin data, are used by law enforcement to track and I.D. individual people suspected of criminal activity. Reports Byron Tau at the Wall Street Journal: The IRS Criminal Investigation unit, or IRS CI, had a subs...
Tags: Security, Post, Crime, News, Privacy, Law, Virginia, US, Surveillance, Wyden, Irs, Ron Wyden, Sen Ron Wyden, Byron Tau, Location Data, IRS CI


Amanda Staveley in tears as Barclays lawyer accuses her of 'hustle'

Businesswoman is seeking £1.5bn from bank in high court action over £2bn Qatari loanA businesswoman embroiled in a £1.5bn high court battle with Barclays broke down in tears after bank bosses accused her of engaging in a “hustle”.Amanda Staveley has made complaints about bank bosses’ behaviour when negotiating investment deals during the 2008 financial crisis. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Crime, Law, Financial Crisis, Qatar, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Middle East and North Africa, Barclays, Newcastle United, Private Equity, Serious Fraud Office, Amanda Staveley


As UK lockdowns ease, will the silver linings of the pandemic persist?

Carbon emissions, crime levels and air pollution all fell but are now starting to reboundIn a sudden realisation of what climate campaigners have been urging for years, flights were cancelled, vehicle use plummeted and the oil industry found itself in turmoil as lockdown restrictions took hold. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, Homelessness, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus outbreak


As UK lockdowns ease, fears grow of return to pre-pandemic crime and pollution levels

Carbon emissions, crime and air pollution all fell but are now starting to reboundIn a sudden realisation of what climate campaigners have been urging for years, flights were cancelled, vehicle use plummeted and the oil industry found itself in turmoil as lockdown restrictions took hold. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, Homelessness, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus outbreak


Explaining Michael Flynn’s Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

There are some very ill-informed things being said about this case... mostly by the DOJ.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Bill Barr, Featured Podcasts


Curbs on FOBT stakes fuel fewer police callouts to bookmakers

Incidents down by nearly 40% as reduced maximum bet on terminals leads to fewer violent reactions to lossesGovernment-imposed cuts to the amount of money gamblers can stake on betting machines has led to a near-40% reduction in police callouts to bookies to deal with customers becoming violent after losing money.Police callouts fell by 38% following a legislation last year slashing the highest possible bet on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 every 20 seconds to just £2, the Guardia...
Tags: Crime, Gambling, Sport, Society, UK News, Sport betting, Fixed-odds betting terminals


"Yes, racism is real, but as a crucial factor that enables or prevents social advancement, it has lost a lot of force in the past half century."

"I am sure that there are deep-seated inequality problems in America that affect everyone, and black people in particular. Some are institutional, but many have to do with the culture and behavior of black people themselves. I’m talking about lack of educational achievement, and about the higher crime rate; I’m talking about the collapse of the black family. Seven out of ten black children are born outside of marriage. It is a plausible surmise that households where a mother is present, but no f...
Tags: Crime, Law, America, Racists, City Journal, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Glenn Loury


"The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was indicted... on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program."

"... According to charging documents, since 2008, [Dr. Charles Lieber, 61] has served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, specializing in the area of nanoscience. Lieber’s research at the Lieber Research Group has been funded by more than $15 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD). Among other things, these grants required the disclosure of all sources of research support, potential fi...
Tags: Crime, Law, China, Harvard, Harvard University, Department Of Justice, National Institutes of Health NIH, Department of Defense DOD, Chinese Yuan, Charles Lieber, Ann Althouse, Lieber, Lieber Research Group, Wuhan University of Technology WUT


Prosecutors Say Michael Avenatti Violated Terms Of Release… By Preparing His Own Defense

Someone who worked with pornstars should have cleared the metadata.
Tags: Crime, Law, Courts, James Selna, Michael Avenatti


Is Defunding Police Departments The Answer?

No one believes we don’t need police at all. We just need to use them differently.
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Reform, Toni Messina, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Lawyer Charged In Alleged Molotov Cocktail Firebombing Caught On Camera In Controversial Interview

This probably isn't going to help her case.
Tags: Crime, Law, Social Justice, Quote Of The Day, Urooj Rahman


"What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into — who do I call?"

CAMEROTA: "What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?"BENDER: "Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege." pic.twitter.com/WhubQ9yJIf— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) June 8, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Bender, Ann Althouse, Eddie Zipperer


Woman who falsely claimed more than £1m in benefits is jailed

Christina Pomfrey sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for fraudA woman has been jailed after falsely claiming more than £1m in benefits in what has been described as one of the biggest social security frauds to be prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).Christina Pomfrey, 65, from Runcorn in Cheshire, claimed she was blind and needed a wheelchair, but surveillance by investigators showed her driving and going for a walk while reading a newspaper. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Benefits, Society, UK News, Manchester, Cheshire, Runcorn, Christina Pomfrey


Suspended Biglaw Associate Accused In Molotov Cocktail Attack Sent Back To Jail

Federal prosecutors said he and his alleged accomplice were 'well aware of the severity of their criminal conduct.'
Tags: Crime, Law, Social Justice, Biglaw, Pryor Cashman, Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman


IRA and former soldiers urged to help solve 1972 killing of young woman

Police appeal for information on Belfast shooting of Jean Smyth-CampbellA senior detective investigating one of Britain’s most controversial spy scandals has appealed to both ex-IRA and retired soldiers to help him get the truth about the killing of a young woman in the Troubles.Jon Boutcher is a former chief constable of Bedfordshire and the head of Operation Kenova, which is investigating the military intelligence agent known as Stakeknife who betrayed the IRA for three decades. Continue readi...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Britain, Military, Northern Ireland, UK security and counter-terrorism, Belfast, Ira, Bedfordshire, Kenova, Jon Boutcher, Jean Smyth


"Before you rule out my dream, you have to face me first. Take my life before you take my dream away."

Said Mair Maktabi, owner of the restaurant Dubai Madison, quoted at NBC15, in an article about State Street businesses damaged by the vandalism and theft of the last week. When his windows were broken, Maktabi leapt into action wielding a sword (an antique that is, in normal times, a wall decoration). Look: "I have to protect my business before my life. I put all my life into my business, so looters are just going to come and take my business? No, take my life before you take my business."Dubai ...
Tags: Crime, Law, Restaurants, Madison, Ann Althouse, Mair Maktabi, Dubai Madison, Maktabi


How Likely Will A Conviction Be In George Floyd’s Death?

The odds seem to be against the police officer in this case.
Tags: Crime, Law, Uncategorized, Quote Of The Day, Criminal Law, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Mike Snipes



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