Judge Accuses Kim Foxx’s Office of Double Standard in Prosecuting False Report Case


Illinois: A Cook County judge accused Kim Foxx’s office of a double standard in pursuing charges in a false report case after dropping the charges against Jussie Smollett.

A Cook County judge accused Kim Foxx’s office of a double standard
for pursuing charges in a false report case after dropping the charges
against Jussie Smollett.

Judge Marc Martin called the prosecutors out during an April, 11 hearing for pursuing charges against Candace Clark.

According to a transcript obtained by FOX 32,
Judge Martin stated, “I’d like to know why Ms. Clark is being treated
differently than Jussie Smollett. It’s a disorderly conduct case. A lot
less egregious than Mr. Smollett’s case. I have a problem with it.”

Clark,
21, was accused of giving an acquaintance access to her bank account
and then reported that money stolen, which she denies. Prosecutors are
looking for her to make full restitution and serve deferred prosecution,
something Smollett was not forced to do.

“Ms. Clark is not a
movie star, she doesn’t have a high-priced lawyer,” Judge Martin
continued. “And this smells big time. Your office created this mess.
There’s no publicity on this case. Press gets ahold of this; it’ll be
the newspaper.”

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Court Documents Show that 7,819 Boy Scouts Troop Leaders Abused 12,254 Victims


More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to court testimony.  Sexual abuse settlements that have already been agreed to have pushed the organization to the brink of bankruptcy. New York state has passed a law changing the statute of limitations so that victims of long-ago sexual abuse can sue for damages. Similar bills are pending in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

This is a very difficult article for me to write.  As a young child I was a member of the Cub Scouts, and I still have very fond memories from those days.  Throughout my life I always had a tremendous amount of respect for the Boy Scouts, and so it greatly saddened me to learn about the abuse that has been running rampant in that organization.  Of course this is just a very small part of a much larger trend that is plaguing our society, but if this kind of abuse is pervasive even among the Boy Scouts, what organization is truly safe for America’s kids?  Have we gotten to the point as a society where our children are literally not safe anywhere?

According to ABC News,
court documents that were just released indicate that 12,254 victims
were abused by 7,819 Boy Scout troop leaders over the years…

An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that
there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop
leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly
released court documents.

More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.

This is what can happen when a society has absolutely no moral foundation whatsoever. 
These days, many Americans seem to believe that our country will be
turned in the right direction if we can just get the correct political
leaders into place, but that is not true at all.

No political solution is going to fix this kind of evil.  Our core problems are moral and spiritual in nature, and most people don’t seem to understand that.

A lawyer named Jeff Anderson is searching for even more Boy Scout victims, and he says that his firm has already identified 130 perpetrators in New York and 50 in New Jersey

Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday that he’s identified 130
perpetrators of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America in New
York. Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro’s law firm also announced they’ve
identified 50 other Boy Scout leaders in New Jersey who have been
accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

The names stem from the Boy Scouts’ so-called “Perversion Files.”
During a morning press conference, Anderson said, “This is far from
complete. The work has just begun.”

In the end, this scandal could end up destroying the Boy Scouts, and
that is truly sad because they were a pillar of American society during
the post-World War II era.

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Feds Raid Baltimore Mayor’s Two Homes and City Hall in Corruption Probe


Baltimore Democrat Mayor Catherine Pugh is under investigation by the FBI and IRS as she is alleged to have used her position to secure contracts for the University of Maryland Medical System and managed-care consortium Kaiser Permanente in exchange for the organizations buying her children’s book series, Healthy Holly, for $500,000 over several years.

As one of the most absurd corruption scandals in recent American
memory continues to snowball, agents from the FBI and IRS on Thursday
raided two homes owned by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, as well as
city hall, presumably in connection with the “children’s book”
corruption scandal that has inflamed tensions in the city and prompted
calls for Pugh to resign immediately.

According to AP, Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman from the agency’s Baltimore office, said the agents were “executing court-authorized search warrants” but couldn’t release any more details because the warrants were sealed. On April 1, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan asked state prosecutors to begin a criminal investigation into what appears to be a brazen kickback scheme involving sales of Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” book series. Agents also raided a non-profit with which Pugh has been associated.

Yes, you read that right. The mayor of Baltimore has been accused of
using her position to secure contracts worth hundreds of thousands of
dollars from the University of Maryland Medical System and managed-care
consortium KaiserPermanente. The contracts were agreements to buy
thousands of copies of Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books, a series written by
Pugh.

Pugh was sitting on the organization’s board when she received the
contract from the University of Maryland system. And shortly after she
received a payment from KaiserPermanente, the company received a $48 million contract from the city.
Though we’re sure that’s just a coincidence. Furthermore, some of the
“Healthy Holly” copies that Pugh sold to the University of Maryland
Medical System remain unaccounted for, and some suspect they may never
have been printed.

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Massachusetts Judge Indicted on Charges of Obstructing Justice by Protecting Twice-Deported Criminal


Massachusetts: Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph and a court official have been indicted by federal officials who accuse them of conspiring to prevent immigration agents from arresting an illegal alien drug suspect by helping him to slip out the back door of the courthouse. The suspect had been deported twice before and was banned from entering the US until 2027.

A Massachusetts trial judge and a court official have been
indicted by federal officials who say they conspired to keep immigration
agents from arresting a twice-deported drug suspect banned from
entering the U.S. until 2027.

U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling accused
the judge and official of preventing an ICE agent from detaining a drug
suspect in April 2018, stating that both the judge and the suspect’s
attorney were recorded discussing how to keep the suspect away from the
agent.

The suspect, who was picked up by Newton police on drug charges, was
deported in 2003 and 2007 and was not allowed to enter the U.S. again
until 2027.

“…ICE is going to pick him up if he walks out the front door. But I
think the best thing for us to do is clear the fugitive issue, release
him on a personal [bond], and hope that he can avoid ICE… That’s the
best I can do,” the attorney allegedly said on the court recording.

The judge reportedly responded, “ICE is gonna get him? What if we detain him?”

The suspect later avoided ICE after he was released without bail and
escorted out by the court official who used his security card to open a
rear exit door for him to leave, according to federal officials.

“This case is about the rule of law,” Lelling said. “The allegations
in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is
intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that
is a crime.”

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