Bank of America is trying to steal my home. .facebook 1413565405898. Union Federation Gets Vocal On Harsh Prison Sentencing: 'It's A Labor Issue' .facebook 1413160485661. After 9 Years, Manuel Velez, an Innocent Man, is Free at Last. At 12:32 p.m.
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Komen Don’t Frack With Our Health What do you get when you cross a breast cancer charity with a frack job? The answer is the image below, which, as I am writing, is going epidemically viral. It’s hard to stop staring in utter baffled amazement. Is it some kind of … phallic cyborg? The opening scene of a yet another sequel to Tremors? Court Overturns 20-Year Sentence for Woman Who Fired 'Warning Shots' at Husband. A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse yet was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with her husband was granted a new trial Thursday.
The appellate court ruling erased a decision by a jury that took just 12 minutes to convict Marissa Alexander, a mother of three, of aggravated assault. The conviction of Alexander, who is black, sparked outrage and cries of a racial double standard in light of the exoneration of George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, for the death of Trayvon Martin, who was black. In particular, outrage aired on social media and among some lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Alexander unsuccessfully tried to invoke Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law as the same prosecutors who unsuccessfully worked to put Zimmerman behind bars told the court that she did not act in self-defense. In granting the new trial, Judge James H. What a Joke. For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too.
A ProPublica review of U.S.
Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers – men and women often performing high-risk jobs – are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring them often are using accounting techniques to deny workers benefits such as medical leave or unemployment insurance. The DOL investigations have centered on what is known as worker "misclassification," an accounting gambit whereby companies treat full time employees as independent contractors paid hourly wages, and then fail to make good on their obligations. The technique, investigators and experts say, has become ever more common as small companies seek to gain contracts in an intensely competitive market by holding labor costs down.
In the complex, rapidly expanding oil and gas industry, much of the day to day work done on oil rigs and gas wells is sub-contracted out to smaller companies. SPLC court filing details barbaric conditions at private prison in Mississippi. This dysfunction is clear even in a small sampling of prisoner experiences.
We shall overcome. Maddylouboo: sighdrogen: ghostflo: ... – This Judge Sold Children To Private Prisons For Cash, He’s Going Down For 28 Years. Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr shouted down by angry citizen Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars for literally selling kids to prisons for profit.
As Blue Nation Review reports: A Pennsylvania judge has been convicted of selling children into prison for cash. The former judge, 61-year old Mark Ciavarella Jr, was sentenced to 30 years for taking money under the table from a developer and jailing thousands of adults and juveniles, some as young as ten. Wall Street Storms the Twin Cities with an Eerily Familiar Housing Scheme. The rains of June 19 still haunt Christine Anderson.
The deluge began by wending its way through the cracks of her four-bedroom home at the corner of Stryker Avenue and Winona Street in St. Paul. Log In. U.S. To Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million In Largest Tribal Settlement In History. ~Revolutionary~, tamorapierce: nubbsgalore: september 22 is... ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’ .facebook 1411337982576. Domestic Violence Kills More People Than War and It’s Not Just the NFL at Fault; It’s Police Too - Truthdig. Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse says taking pay cut was a message. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Raymond Burse, the interim president of Kentucky State University who cut his own salary this summer to help out low-wage employees, sat in his office on Tuesday holding a red shoe.
The leather footwear — which had arrived from Des Moines, Iowa — was inscribed with words of praise from two fans who wished to "click their ruby red slippers together" and travel to KSU to celebrate his generosity. "Someone actually mailed me a shoe," Burse said. "I had no idea that doing something that I considered very small ... would drive as much interest as it has. " Indeed, since Burse announced plans in July to slash his pay by $90,000 and distribute the money to 24 campus workers who earn less than $10.25 per hour, he has received attention in the national media and emails of thanks from as far away as France, Germany and Japan.
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