Pa. voter-ID law struck down as unconstitutional


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A Commonwealth Court judge Friday struck down Pennsylvania’s voter-ID law, noting that attorneys for the state had shown nothing but “a vague concern about voter fraud” to justify legislation that could have cost hundreds of thousands of voters the right to cast ballots.

Judge Bernard McGinley declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling that said about 430,000 registered voters still don’t have the type of identification that would have been needed to vote.

Attorneys for Gov. Corbett’s administration offered no examples of in-person voter impersonation — the alleged problem that the law was meant to address.

McGinley also cited a “culture of misinformation” that arose as Corbett’s administration offered conflicting explanations on how the law would be applied.

Corbett, visiting Philadelphia yesterday, said he had not seen the ruling and that it was being reviewed by his attorneys.

“We’ll give you a position after we’ve had time to review it,”…

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Gov. Ultrasound Gets Ultra Indicted As Bob McDonnell Is Hit With 14 Counts


Jueseppi B.:

Karma is a bitch and I LOVE HER!!!

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Power corrupts…

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On Tuesday afternoon, Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from gifts they had accepted while McDonnell was in office. The former Republican Governor of Virginia, McDonnell just recently left office after serving his single term (Virginia only allows one term for a Governor.) The scandal had been plaguing McDonnell for months to the point that he was a detriment to Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign, his hand-picked successor.

Among the 14 counts that McDonnell and his wife are charged with are three counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts of lying to a federal credit union and multiple counts of obtaining property under color of official right. The indictment states that McDonnell and his wife received at least $140,000 worth of gifts, which included a Rolex, expensive designer clothes and golf…

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Stand with the Menard inmates on food strike…Everyone take part in this call for humane treatment


Originally posted on Social Action:

If we are the 99% let show it in record numbers Tuesday morning!

 

WHY I STAND WITH THE MENARD PRISONERS ON FOOD STRIKE!

The most horrible experience anyone can find themselves in would be to end up inside a state prison for a crime they never committed. Some activists lack in the proper educating of society about prisons and how they are deteriorating. As a result, innocent men and women are being abused behind those walls. IDOC unions have successfully been able to gain the support of Illinois legislators, through lies and deceit, implicating policies and laws that have served as a handcuff to the rights of the human beings they warehouse.

The grievance system is completely biased and inadequate.  It allows abuse toward inmates and continues much to long before it is stopped. As a former inmate inside Illinois prisons for 28 years, I was forced to take on…

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The 35th School Shooting Since Newtown, At Purdue University Today, Also Locked Down Associate Professor Of Psychological Studies at Purdue University, Ms. Julia Chester, The Regional Manager for Moms Demand Action.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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It’s been 403 days since the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In those 403 days, America has allowed 35 school shootings. Today’s shooting at Purdue University had an unusual spin.

 

Statement from Moms Demand Action Regional Manager Who Was in Lockdown During Shooting at Purdue University Today, the 35Th School Shooting Since Newtown

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action Release List of School Shootings and Updated Ad Featuring School Shooting Scenario: www.DemandAction.org/SchoolShootings

 

In response to a school shooting today at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in which one student was killed, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense for America released the following statement from Julia Chester, Regional Manager for Moms Demand Action and Associate Professor of Psychological Studies at Purdue University:

 

“For more than a year, I’ve worked with hundreds of thousands of other moms across the country to help stem the tide of gun violence in America. I was spurred into action by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Today, I experienced the terror of an active shooting first-hand. While I was working in my office at Purdue University, I was alerted that there was a shooting on campus and told to shelter-in-place along with colleagues and students. The fear and confusion on campus was palpable. No matter how many drills you’ve been through, panic takes its toll on logic. No matter how many doors you try to shut between you and the shooter, a bullet may find its way through.

 

“The shooting, which took place just a couple of buildings away from my office, is still being investigated, but regardless of the outcome, there is one thing we all already know: we owe our children and ourselves a world where we don’t have to live by lockdown. I am thankful that today I was safe, but what about the next time? As a mother, as a teacher, as an American, I call on Congress to not wait for the next school shooting to act. Our schools and students should not be the frontline of gun violence prevention. Pass new and stronger gun laws now.”

 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action also released a list of the school shootings since Newtown and updated an ad featuring a school shooting scenario – both are available here: www.DemandAction.org/schoolshootings. Today’s shooting marks the 35th school shooting since Newtown.

 

 

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School shootings in America since Sandy Hook

 

Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 35 school shootings in America. How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives?

 

Communities all over the country live in fear of gun violence. That’s unacceptable. We should feel secure in sending our children to school — comforted by the knowledge that they’re safe.

 

 

Date

City

State

School Name

1. 1/08/2013 Fort Myers FL Apostolic Revival Center

Christian School

2. 1/10/2013 Taft CA Taft Union High School
3. 1/15/2013 St. Louis MO Stevens Institute of

Business & Arts

4. 1/15/2013 Hazard KY Hazard Community and

Technical College

5. 1/16/2013 Chicago IL Chicago State University
6. 1/22/2013 Houston TX Lone Star College North

Harris Campus

7. 1/31/2013 Atlanta GA Price Middle School
8. 2/13/2013 San Leandro CA Hillside Elementary School
9. 2/27/2013 Atlanta GA Henry W. Grady HS
10. 3/18/2013 Orlando FL University of Central Florida
11. 3/21/2013 Southgate MI Davidson Middle School
12. 4/19/2013 Cambridge MA Massachusetts Institute of

Technology

13. 4/29/2013 Cincinnati OH La Salle High School
14. 6/7/2013 Santa Monica CA Santa Monica College
15. 6/19/2013 W. Palm Beach FL Alexander W. Dreyfoos

School of the Arts

16. 8/15/2013 Clarksville TN Northwest High School
17. 8/20/2013 Decatur GA Ronald E. McNair Discovery

Learning Academy

18. 8/23/2013 Sardis MS North Panola High School
19. 8/30/2013 Winston-Salem NC Carver High School
20. 9/28/2013 Gray ME New Gloucester High School
21. 10/4/2013 Pine Hills FL Agape Christian Academy
22. 10/15/2013 Austin TX Lanier High School
23. 10/21/2013 Sparks NV Sparks Middle School
24. 11/1/2013 Algona IA Algona High/Middle School
25. 11/2/2013 Greensboro NC North Carolina A&T

State University

26. 11/3/2013 Stone Mountain GA Stephenson High School
27. 11/21/2013 Rapid City SD South Dakota School

of Mines & Technology

28. 12/4/2013 Winter Garden FL West Orange High School
29. 12/13/2013 Arapahoe County CO Arapahoe High School
30. 1/9/2014 Jackson TN Liberty Technology

Magnet HS

31. 1/14/2014 Roswell NM Berrendo Middle School
32. 1/15/2014 Lancaster PA Martin Luther King Jr. ES
33. 1/17/2014 Philadelphia PA Delaware Valley

Charter HS

34. 1/20/2014 Chester PA Widener University
35. 1/21/2014 West Lafayette IN Purdue University

 

Data: These are incidents in which a firearm was fired or brandished on school property, including colleges and universities. Incidents were identified through media reports, so this is likely an undercount of the true total.



Last updated: 01/21/2014

 

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Meet Joshua Black.


Originally posted on Futile Democracy:

Time ago, calling for the murder of the democratically elected head of state was entirely the realm of those on the watch list of intelligence services. The extreme fringes that plagued Kennedy on his trip to Dallas. Apparently that time has passed, and now includes those running for State legislatures.

We are all fully aware that Republicans have been getting progressively violent and irrational with their rhetoric since the President was first elected. From subtle hints at secession, to happily and effortlessly shutting down the government and protesting the shutdown alongside people waving Confederate flags. But yesterday – Martin Luther King Day in the States – Republican candidate for Florida’s 68th district of Florida’s State House, Joshua Black took the violent rhetoric to its natural conclusion when he tweeted this:

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– When questioned on Twitter about the implications of what he was actually suggestion, Black responded with a plain as…

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