New Earth - Transforming Future Leaders. Iceland, Where Bad Bankers Go to Jail – Nine Found Guilty in Historic Supreme Court Ruling. October 9th, 2016 By Nadia Prupis Since its 2008-2011 financial crisis, Iceland has received global recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare.
Now Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake of the crisis, has found nine bankers guilty for market manipulation in one of the biggest cases of its kind in the country’s history. The verdict from Iceland’s Supreme Court, issued Thursday October 6th, overturns a June 2015 decision by the Reykjavik District Court, which found seven of the nine defendants guilty but acquitted two. Sentencing has yet to be handed down yet. All nine defendants worked at the major international firm Kaupthing Bank until it was taken over by the Icelandic government during the crash.
The road to recovery “This determination to hold people to account for actions that caused intense financial misery contrasts strongly with the U.K., the rest of Europe and the US. Anti-GMO activist professor Seralini wins again in court, finding Marc Fellous guilty of forgery and defamation. (NaturalNews) On 22 September a judge in the Criminal Court of Paris found Marc Fellous guilty of forgery and the use of forgery in order to defame Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini and CRIIGEN, a research association which focuses on the risks of genetic engineering and pesticides and the development of alternatives.
Criminal Trial: Heirs of Creation vs US Corporation 8.25.2014 (Raw, unedited. Audio only) It’s Official! City Of Philadelphia Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness. By Amanda Froelich Positive news!
On Thursday, city and federal officials announced that homelessness among military veterans has effectively ended. This means that every veteran in the city of Philadelphia who wants or needs housing officially has access to it. Since August 2013, reports Philadelphia News, 1,390 Philadelphia veterans have been connected to permanent housing. Cops Fight Mandatory Drug Testing. Iceland does what the US won’t: 26 top bankers sent to prison for role in financial crisis. Reykjavík, Iceland – In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO’s and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison.
The majority of those convicted have been sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. The maximum penalty in Iceland for financial crimes is six years, although hearings are currently underway to consider extending the maximum beyond six years. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Screaming conservative parents ignite chaos at Omaha meeting on optional sex-ed class The prosecutions are the result of Iceland’s banksters manipulating the Icelandic financial markets after Iceland deregulated their finance sector in 2001.
Eventually, an accumulation of foreign debt resulted in a meltdown of the entire banking sector in 2008. According to Iceland Magazine: Papa John's Ordered to Pay Almost $800,000 in Wage Theft Case. A Papa John’s pizza franchise in New York must pay its workers nearly $800,000 in unpaid wages over allegations the business underpaid employees and failed to pay overtime, a state judge ruled last week.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in December sued Emstar Pizza Inc., which operates seven Papa John’s franchise locations in Brooklyn and Queens, alleging that Emstar underreported hours worked by employees over the past six years, rounded employee hours down to the nearest hour, and did not pay overtime.
Attorney General Schneiderman is also considering legal action against the franchisor, Papa John’s International Inc., on the theory that it is a joint employer and thus liable for the actions of its franchisees, according to reporting from the New York Post. Victory For "Criminal" Homeless Who Local Government Tried To Jail. By Sophie McAdam Criminalizing homelessness is a worrying new trend on both sides of the Atlantic.
In Manchester, England, the local government went as far as to get a court injunction to stop homeless people from erecting tents in the city to provide much-needed shelter and protection from the cold. When seven homeless people breached this injunction, the local government – ironically run by the leftist Labour party – began court proceedings against them. This Police Department Just Challenged Big Pharma and Won. By Heather Callaghan Ready for a positive police story?
How an 8-Hour Course Transformed a Police Dept from Dog Killers to Dog Lovers. By Matt Agorist On May 30, 2014, Round Rock police officers entered the home of Hope and Russell Lane while investigating a burglar alarm.
Prior to officers entering the home, the alarm had been deactivated by Russell. Nevada Gives Public School Funds Back to Parents and ACLU Throws a Fit. By Heather Callaghan When children step foot on public school property they instantly transform into two things: wards of the State and literal, human resources.
Student handbooks often disclose this fact – maybe as a way to dissuade parents from getting too close during school hours. Is Banning Homelessness Cruel and Unusual Punishment? By Carey Wedler For the last several years, cities across the United States have responded to the problem of homelessness in the way governments tend to tackle dilemmas: by criminalizing the undesired behavior.
In addition to banning feeding those without shelter (in some cases criminalizing the elderly for doing so), local governments have outright banned the homeless from sleeping or panhandling in public. Now, however, the Department of Justice is arguing that it is unconstitutional to bar the homeless from sleeping outside. In a statement of interest filed this week in a little-known Idaho case on the subject, the DOJ explained its position: Legislation that Fines Cops $15,000 for Interfering with Citizens who Film Them, Passes House. Denver, CO — A recently proposed bill in Colorado imposing legal penalties on police officers who interfere with citizens filming them could soon become law. The state’s House Of Representatives passed the bill this week, and it will now move on to vote in the Senate. If it becomes law, the bill would reportedly require police officers to have someone’s consent or a warrant to physically take or destroy a persons camera or footage.
If an officer violates this law, the victim would then be able to seek damages up to $15,000 plus attorney fees. This would also be the first law in the country that would guarantee civil damages to people who have their recording rights violated by police. After passing in the House on Wednesday, Colorado House Bill 15-1290 will now make its way to the Senate for a final vote. Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans. Tulsa Cops Reveal What’s REALLY Happening Inside Closed Walmart. Iceland Just Jailed 7 Bank Executives for Market Manipulation. Screenshot: youtube.com/watch? T=12&v=Wi0QPr0VDvs (TrueActivist.com) Their sentences range from one to four years. In one of the biggest cases of its kind, seven executives from the Kaupþing bank have been handed prison sentences for market manipulation today.
According to The icelandmonitor: “By fully financing share purchases with no other surety than the shares themselves, the bank was accused of giving a false and misleading impression of demand for Kaupþingi shares by means of deception and pretence.” They were accused of trying to artificially inflate share prices in 2008 by using the bank’s funds to buy shares. The Iceland Reveiew reported: The court case began in late April, and the hearings were the most wide-ranging and complex in Icelandic legal history. Albuquerque Cops Who Killed Homeless Man Are Facing Murder Charges.
By Joshua Krause I’m sure many of you remember the death of James Boyd. He was the mentally ill homeless man who was killed by Albuquerque police officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez, back in March of 2014. You may also recall the graphic video of his death, as well as the incriminating recording of comments made by Keith Sandy before the confrontation, both of which make it clear that James Boyd was murdered by these officers. Free Range Parents Cleared: CPS Declares Kids Playing Outside Alone is Not Neglect.
Iceland put bankers in jail rather than bailing them out — and it worked. Subscribe and get Galactic News Daily Updates: by Matthew Yglesias Yesterday, Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, announced a plan that will essentially close the books on his country’s approach to handling the financial crisis — an approach that deviated greatly from the preferences of global financial elites and succeeded quite well. Instead of embracing the orthodoxy of bank bailouts, austerity, and low inflation, Iceland did just the opposite. And even though its economy was hammered by the banking crisis perhaps harder than any other in the world, its labor didn’t deteriorate all that much, and it had a great recovery.
How great? Or compare it with the United States: Judge upholds Oregon county's GMO ban in rare democratic win vs. Monsanto. Sentenced: SC Cops Who Sadistically Tasered Mentally Disabled Woman. By Amanda Warren Exactly two years ago, two (now former) police officers horrifically and repeatedly tasered a woman who was described as obviously mentally disabled. It was an act so unnecessary, and rife with sadism, that a United States District Court Judge was compelled to give actual prison time - incredibly rare and noteworthy. The firing of officers Eric Walters and Franklin Brown is incredible enough, although the incident did rock Marion, SC residents, especially since the woman, 40-year-old Melissa Davis, was well known in the community. Hundreds of children brain damaged by the swine flu vaccine to receive $90 million in financial compensation from UK government. Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance.
Buying locally sourced fruits and vegetables may soon become as simple as walking over to a neighbor’s garden, thanks to a new urban farm ordinance passed Tuesday night by the Sacramento City Council. Former CIA Agent Is Being Charged with Terrorism and Murder Over Drone Strike. Anti Police State App 'Sidekik' Features Real-Time Legal Aid. Former Narcotics Officer Quit to Fight Prohibition Laws. What Community Oriented Policing Looks Like. U.S. Justice Dept. says police can no longer steal assets from the public.
(NaturalNews) In a rare display of "actually-doing-the-right-thing-for-a-change," the United States Department of Justice has announced that it will no longer permit state and local authorities to invoke a federal law making it legal for state and local officials to seize private property without evidence of a crime having been committed. On Friday, January 16, Attorney General Eric Holder put an end to the practice, saying: With this new policy, effective immediately, the Justice Department is taking an important step to prohibit federal agency adoptions of state and local seizures, except for public safety reasons. The highly controversial civil asset forfeiture program known as "Equitable Sharing" was created at the height of the War on Drugs in the 1980s and allows law enforcement to seize not only private property such as homes, cars, boats and weapons but also cash.
The program essentially amounts to legalized highway robbery on the part of law enforcement. One Charge Dropped Against Minnesota Mom Who Gave Son Cannabis Oil. VICTORY: Citizens Stand up to Agenda 21 in Alaska. Citizen Pulls Cop Over, Gives Warning. » Albuquerque Cops Who Gunned Down Homeless Camper Face Murder Charges Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! America’s Largest Police Union Pushes for Hate Crime Laws to Include Cops. Cassius MethylActivist Post The National Fraternal Order of Police is focusing on influencing law, although they believe laws should be enforced without regard to morality and justice. They are pushing for crimes against police to be considered ‘hate crimes’ in the eyes of the law. Thousands of Police Turn Their Backs on NYC Mayor. Thousands of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the second funeral for an officer gunned down in his squad car, repeating a stinging display of scorn for a mayor who many officers say is anti-police.
A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves. Reporting Police Abuse, Brutality, and Corruption. A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement. Is There Really A Revolution of Consciousness Going On? After Cops Cross “Thin Blue Line,” City Shuts Down Entire Corrupt Police Department. New Anti Police State App Helps You "See Something, Say Something" in Real-Time. Man Who Shot at Police When They Were Breaking Into His House Found Innocent. Key Excerpt From Fulford's Newsletter to Remember. Updated: Fate Of Officer Who Shot Tied Dog. Kevin Annett's Establishing Legitimate Courts by Restoring or Creating Sovereign Republics. Fate Of Officer Who Shot Tied Dog And Fought Back a Smile. Outraged Albuquerque Citizens Demand Arrest of Police Chief.
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