Trump calls sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh ‘totally political,’ vows to back him ‘all the way’
Of course he does, because he himself is a sex predator, and he has NO clue as to what will be good for the court and the country, and … most importantly… he knows that Kavanaugh thinks some people are above the law and is likely to rule in his favor when his cases reach the Supreme Court (and there will be several!).
You can read stupid remarks by tRump and others below.
Excerpts from the Article:
President Trump on Monday dismissed sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as “totally political” and pledged to support his Supreme Court nominee “all the way.” Trump’s comments, made as he entered United Nations headquarters in New York, were his first since a report Sunday night on a second allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, who Trump said is “a man with an unblemished past.”
“There’s a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen for a candidate for anything,” Trump told reporters. “For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it, all of a sudden it happens. In my opinion, it’s totally political.”
On Sunday, the New Yorker magazine reported that Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale University, said he exposed himself at a party when they were both first-year students. In a statement issued by the White House, Kavanaugh denied the accusation and called it “a smear, plain and simple.”
Trump on Monday called the allegations “highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers,” adding: “You should look into the lawyers doing the representation.”
“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way,” Trump said.
His comments come as Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee seem to be moving in opposite directions over how to proceed with the nomination. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, called late Sunday for a delay in further consideration of Kavanaugh’s nomination.
But several Republicans are pressing for a quick vote after a scheduled committee hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while both were teenagers in Maryland.
“What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in a string of tweets Monday morning. “It is being replaced by a game of delay, deception, and wholesale character assassination.”
“In my view, the process needs to move forward with a hearing Thursday, and vote in committee soon thereafter,” Graham said.
In his first comments since the New Yorker report, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) reiterated his call for the FBI to reopen its background check of Kavanaugh, a step the White House has resisted.
“There is only one way to get to the bottom of these allegations against Judge Kavanaugh and prevent the nation from being thrown into further turmoil: an independent background check investigation by the FBI,” Schumer said on Twitter. “If President Trump and Senate Republicans are so certain the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh aren’t true, then why are they blocking the FBI from reopening the background check and investigating? . . . What are they hiding?”
Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her to a bed, groped her and put his hand over her mouth to stifle her screams as he tried to take off her clothes at a house party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has firmly denied the accusation.
The dumbest law in the country, and one of the most harmful ones, is !the federal criminalization of Pot. This museum is sure to be a hit.
Excerpts from the Article:
A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana, but visitors can learn about the drug as they snap photos.
It’s a made-for-social-media museum where every exhibit has lights meant to ensure people take selfies worthy of the no-filter hashtag.
The facility – whose founder says has a goal of destigmatizing marijuana use – will likely land among the talking points officials and others use to try to draw gambling-resistant millennials to Sin City.
It will welcome its first visitors almost 15 months after adults in Nevada began buying marijuana legally, with sales far exceeding state projections.
“Our goal when people come out of this is that they don’t fear the cannabis industry if they are not believers in the industry,” founder J.J. Walker told The Associated Press. “Cannabition is not about just serving people that like marijuana, it’s about serving the masses that want to learn about cannabis and or just have fun and go do a cool art experience.”
Guests will wander through 12 installations with rooms like “seed,” where people can lie down in a bed shaped like a marijuana seed, and “grow,” which features artificial plants in sizes ranging from inches to feet tall placed under bright lights to represent an indoor cannabis grow facility.
Photo ops are also available under a glow-in-the-dark tree, next to a giant marijuana leaf meant to represent an edible gummy and by a 24-foot-tall (7-meter-tall) glass bong that’s dubbed “Bongzilla” and billed as the world’s largest. There is a space with taller-than-you faux buds representing different strains and another room with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s famous “Red Shark” Chevrolet Caprice.
This museum in Las Vegas’ downtown entertainment district is not the Smithsonian of marijuana, but it has some educational components. Guests get an introduction from museum guides and some graphics on walls explain how concentrates are made and the differences between indica and sativa cannabis strains.
Many of the facility’s exhibits are sponsored by cannabis companies, with their logos prominently displayed. It is common for museums to receive the support of corporations and to place their logo on a wall.
Only adults 21 and older will be allowed at Cannabition. The tour is designed to last up to an hour.
As for those who buy a ticket but their Instagram followers are only in the dozens or hundreds, Walker said, “you’re still an influencer to your friends.”
This “little old lady” is more than worthy of being the pop icon which she is! She is a gem. She is a legal genius. Many men, as well as women, have benefited from her wisdom as a Justice on our highest Court.
What a great line for women’s rights: “All I ask of our brethren is tha they take their feet off our necks”!
YOU really should watch the documentary to understand her courage, her genius, and the importance of her work!
If you do not know who she is, you should watch the CNN Film: “RBG”
THIS “little old lady” is a giant! 🙂
I (computer moron that I am) cannot find the documentary online. Perhaps you can. Or order it from Netflix. She is a modern marvel!
The poor and black Americans [especially black women, the fastest growing segment of the prison population] are hammered by our criminal justice system. America’s For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor is a good video, and I have several articles on our website on this issue.
Yes, folks, this is how bad our prisons are, and YOU should “give a shit” and complain about it because it affects you in many ways. By the way, what they say in the video about mental health care, and how they try to prevent suicides is total BULLSHIT. I have SEEN the guards sleep right through the entire duty shift and then awaken to check off the boxes that say they have checked on each inmate on suicide watch every 20 minutes!! They do it all the time!
IF the practices described in the article are in fact being implemented, it is a much-needed improvement and should be replicated nationwide.
This article shows that they save a few, but in prisons across the nation the outcome is very, very different.
Excerpts from the article:
More than 40 inmates in jails and prisons in the Washington, D.C. area have committed suicide in custody since 2014, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Records obtained from correctional agencies in D.C., Virginia and Maryland under the Freedom of Information Act show 400 other inmates attempted suicide since 2014, many of whom were saved by correctional officers and jail staff.
The I-Team’s findings show an ongoing mental health crisis in local jails, correctional officials say. They also show the importance of mental health training, CPR and other life-saving techniques among local correctional officers, those officials said. In late 2017, at least three inmates were rescued from suicide attempts by correctional officers at the Montgomery County correctional facility in Boyds, county records show.
“America’s jails and prisons have become mental health facilities,” said Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Director Robert Green. “When someone is intent on harming themselves, it’s our job [to intervene].”
“Private Kendale Graves and Corporal Norman Pyles saved an inmate who’d attempted to hang himself. Graves cut the inmate down. Pyles helped perform CPR,” Green said. Pyles said, “Once I stopped giving 30 compressions, [the inmate] started breathing. When he started breathing, [the situation] became a lot calmer.”
In another recent incident, correctional Officer Andrew Martin caught a suicidal inmate who had jumped from an upper level fence. “The only thing that hit the floor were his feet,” Martin said. “There were so many ways that could have gone wrong for me and for him. I’m glad it worked out exactly the way that it did.”
Montgomery County’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it uses a strategy of direct supervision, in which jails are constructed to provide better sightlines and closer access to inmates by officers.
The I-Team obtained records from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County and Charles County in Maryland. They also received records from the Virginia Department of Corrections, Fairfax County Corrections and the D.C. Department of Corrections.
These records showed nearly 400 suicide attempts since the beginning of 2014. There were 16 suicides each in that same frame in Maryland state prisons and Virginia state prisons. There were four suicides in the D.C. jail, and two each in Prince George’s and Charles counties.
In early July, a 35-year-old man killed himself at Montgomery County’s correctional facility days after being convicted of a homicide. Correctional officials in D.C., Virginia and Maryland said they are taking steps to help equip correctional officers to better detect and stop inmates from attempting suicide.
“We have inmate suicide observation aides,” Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerry Shields said. “Inmates get paid to monitor those on suicide watch. They sit outside their cells and record all activity. The inmates take a class and must pass a test to be an observation aide.”
A D.C. Department of Corrections spokeswoman said the agency has created suicide-resistant cells, which have fewer chokepoints along walls.
“[The agency] provides mandatory mental health and suicide prevention training to all staff, including officer recruits, in a pre-service training, as well as to all staff in annual in-service, required by all employees,” she said.
A Virginia state corrections spokesman said staff members attend yearly mental health training programs.
“One of our best practices is our Corrections Crisis Intervention Team training, which teaches basic to advanced de-escalation skills to security staff,” he said. “This is a 40-hour program that trains officers to specifically respond to offenders in mental health crisis.”
Folks, I post anti tRump information here because he is a disaster for any criminal justice reform.
If constructive change must come, he must go!
So here are a couple of reminders:
- I am dead serious when I say that Vladimir Putin is either the smartest man on the planet or the luckiest!
Who would have thought that the foundations of American democracy could be so badly damaged, that trust in our most valuable institutions – the ones needed to keep us safe, like the FBI and the Intelligence agencies – could be so deeply eroded, that significant economic turmoil could arise, that vast swaths of the American populace could be convinced to believe in a man who is a humongous pathological liar, that America’s reputation on the world stage could be mortally wounded … all by simply getting Donald tRump elected as president?!
2. I remind you that November will be here soon. One of the surest and fastest way to prevent further damage to our nation, and to undo some that has been done, is to VOTE in the 2018 mid-term elections! We must send a loud and clear message by voting out of office EVERY politician who has not vehemently, vocally, actively opposed tRump and his malicious, useless, cruel, ineffective policies and his other idiotic, immoral, unethical, and dishonest conduct!
3. He has now announced that the White House will no longer release summaries of his talks with world leaders. Remember that incredibly embarrassing call he had with the president of Mexico about the wall – the one where it actually was recorded?!
With each passing day, each passing week, the nincompoop known as Donald tRump, America’s temporary president, proves again that he is:
out of control
out of his league
out of his mind
out of touch with reality
… we need him to be just plain OUT! 🙂
I post anti Trump comments because all responsible citizens have a duty to do so! And I shall give the nitwits who respond in his defense, the mindless morons who support him, exactly the amount of my time they are worth: NONE. I shall not respond at all to their idiotic, hateful, racist, comments.
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Everybody is affected by our dysfunctional criminal justice system. Read these Articles to learn some solutions to the problems!
Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law – with Letter to the Editor – kra I just about fell out of my chair when a Pulitzer Prize winning author called me a minute ago and said: “Great letter, Mr. Abraham!” He now calls me Ken.
Letter from a concerned citizen, Pam Rehmer, about racism in the criminal justice system. Although polls show that 74% of Americans don’t think the system is racist, many, many studies show that it is.
I remember when the system worked well; justice nearly always was the result. Today it is a total train wreck – perhaps the most vivid manifestation is that we are imprisoning hundreds of innocent people every year. This is WHY it is a train wreck!
Please take a moment to join our Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE group on MeWe, the fast – growing social media platform positioning itself as an alternative to FB!
Yes, he was funny as hell, but also wise:
Feel free to reproduce anything I have written anywhere at any time, with or without attribution. The important thing is to share the information, educate the public, most of whom are clueless about what a disaster the criminal justice system is!
Want to debate any of this? Call any time; I work from 3 or 4 a m until I drop every day. Better yet, please invite me to a public forum to debate any of these issues!
Make A Difference
So many say “why bother, there’s nothing I can do!”
Well, I sure hope one of those is not you!
For you can be far, far more influential than you think,
All you need do is share some well-thought-out-ink!
READ http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-how-you-can-become-a-prison-reform-advocate-here-is-how-do-it/ PracticalTip: How YOU can become a “prison reform advocate” – or any ADVOCATE! Here is how! EASY as 1, 2 ,3 ! DO IT!
Why Am I Up in The Middle of The Night?
Because there is so much injustice in the justice system; it’s just not right,
So I rest when I can, but, largely, I fight, fight, fight,
I remember when the system did in fact work quit well,
But since our “war on drugs”, it’s gone straight to hell!
Learn neat stuff: The BBC series “Planet Earth – Blue Planet” Have you seen shrimps attack a starfish? Did you know that there are fish with jaws so powerful that they can bite through rock? Have you seen the astonishing transformations which cuttlefish use to disguise themselves? Did you know there is a predator which eats great white sharks?
Ken Abraham, former Deputy Attorney General of Delaware, founder of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE.
Former Delaware Supreme Court Law Clerk, prosecutor, defense attorney and general practitioner, teacher/professor, business broker, entrepreneur business owner, drug addict, prisoner, homeless person, … currently putting it all to good use “raising as much hell about the criminal justice system as legally possible” and helping people all over the country. 🙂
Duh. Put it all in context with the testimony and it is clear that “officer” Wall was a scumbag who promoted deadly violence in his prison. Open the article and see the pictures and watch the video. Is it too strong to call a law enforcement officer, a person in completer authority and control over helpless inmates “scum of the earth” when he acts this way? I think NOT!
A former high-ranking administrator accused of fostering violence at one of North Carolina’s most dangerous prisons acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that he kept homemade weapons such as shanks hidden in the ceiling of his prison office. Testimony from former unit manager Jeffery Wall came during the second day of a civil trial examining whether Wall’s supervisor, the top official at Lanesboro Correctional Institution, ignored serious problems and allowed Wall to maintain a “violent, contraband-driven fiefdom.”
An investigation by The Charlotte Observer last year found that state prison policies and management failures allow corruption and violence to thrive.
A video taken inside Lanesboro in 2012 — and obtained by the Observer — shows Wall meeting with gang members just minutes before those inmates, armed with homemade weapons, became involved in a fight that killed inmate Wesley Turner. Hours after the murder, video also shows Wall gesturing to the killer. To investigators and the killer’s lawyers, his meaning seemed clear: Keep your mouth shut.
Later, investigators found bloody weapons hidden in the ceiling of Wall’s old office.
The lawsuit being litigated at Charlotte’s federal courthouse this week was brought by Stacey Wynn, an inmate who suffered serious injuries following two November 2011 assaults at Lanesboro. Wynn, who is serving a life sentence following a 2008 murder conviction, was permanently disabled after one of the attacks, his lawyers say.
Three prisoners armed with shanks attack a rival gang member and another inmate, killing one.
Wall was eventually fired in 2013, after Parsons had left Lanesboro and after the homemade shanks were found hidden in the ceiling of Wall’s office.
In a cell block inside one of the state’s most dangerous prisons, an inmate stabs a rival gang member 13 times. When investigators examine surveillance videos of the murder, they’re troubled by what happens a few hours later.
Parsons testified that it was easy for inmates to make weapons, from broom handles, batteries and even toothbrushes. But it was sometimes hard for prison officers to find those shanks, Parsons said. Inmates often hid contraband in body cavities, Parsons said. And, he said, they would even go so far as to tie dental floss around forbidden items, flush them down the toilet before a cell search and later use the dental floss to retrieve them.
Wynn, who also took the stand Tuesday, testified that some inmates simply walked around prison metal detectors. He said the injuries he suffered in the 2011 attack have made it impossible for him to lift much weight above his head or work some prison jobs.
When in law school, my hero was the late great trial lawyer William Kunstler, unafraid to tackle the establishment. His most famous case probably was his representation of “The Chicago Seven” when they – some protesters at the Democratic National Convention – were prosecuted. He ripped the government’s case to pieces. 🙂
See http://www.pbs.org/pov/disturbingtheuniverse/ Disturbing the Universe and order the complete documentary!
He was a great man, a fabulous lawyer, ahead of his time. We need many more of him to disturb today’s universe of injustice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D41F6qN8iM – the song “Where were you when I needed you”! 🙂
“William Kuntsler, Disturbing the Universe”,
A movie likely to stir up some discourse,
For this guy had the guts to stand up for freedom, had the guts to ruffle feathers,
A lawyer who stood like a giant oak, not short like low mossy heather,
Never shrinking from advocating for underdogs, 20th century rebels with a cause,
He fought with fire for the true value, the immeasurable strength, of a Constitutional clause:
When warranted, he had some judges in a tizzy,
In Chicago he made one blockhead positively dizzy,
Threatened with contempt, he challenged intolerant people,
His persuasive arguments were as fertile as any sepal,
We all had heroes along the way,
Whether Tiny Tim or Doris Day,
King, Kennedy, Socrates, Ali, Lincoln, all were as solid as bricks,
And they were some of the heroes who constituted my mix,
I am happy to say that Bill Kuntsler, a Constitutional warrior with great might,
Certainly caught my attention, standing up for what is right. KRA 2009
Watch MSNBC’s Ruhle Show How Private Prison Companies Are “Cashing in” on Trump immigration Policies – Backgress -kra
And, as I have explained ad nauseam, these are the worst prisons in the nation. Rapes by staff, random beatings .. you name it … are commonplace.Health care? Fuggeddaboutit! Euphemistically called “detention centers”, they are 21st century gulags.
Excerpts from the Article:
In today’s money, power, politics: private prisons. They are cashing in on President Trump’s get-tough policies at the border. Since 1997, the Federal Bureau of Prison has paid private companies to build and operate prisons to ease capacity at government-run facilities. The share of federal prisoners nationwide held in private prisons has surged from just 3 percent in the late 90’s to more than 20 percent today. The biggest factor fueling growth is, you guessed it, immigration detention centers.
Who are these companies? CoreCivic, also known as CCA; Management and Training Corporation, known as MTC; and the GEO Group are three of the biggest players in the private prison business. Together, they operate some 14 federal facilities nationwide, providing 27,000 beds for federal inmates, and that is growing.
That growth was under threat when the Obama administration attempted to phase out all contracts with private prisons. The big three players decided to take action, and they spent big on the 2016 campaign. Guess how. GEO donated $1.1 million to Republican candidates and political action committees. CoreCivic spent another $1.1 million on lobbying efforts. And MTC spent nearly half a million bucks to do the same. And those efforts, they certainly paid off.
When President Trump reversed the phase out decision early in his administration, that is despite a 2014 lawsuit accusing GEO of forcing immigration detainees to work for little or no pay by threatening them with solitary confinement. Sounds like slavery, doesn’t it? Critics say the private business model encourages cost-cutting and even slavery to boost its bottom line profits. And guess what? It’s working.
Since President Trump’s election, shares for GEO have shot up 25 percent, while CoreCivic stock is 12 percent higher. MTC is not publicly traded, but its revenues are said to be robust. I want to point out some of the larger shareholders, if you want to check your 401(k), BlackRock and Vanguard, and granted, they may own them as part of an index, but they choose to do that.