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CHRIS BARELA, beleaguered Dona Ana County jailer has scored a series of stunning reversals which put his arrest into a very unfavorable light. In an unbelievable series of wins, Barela first had serious charges of Embezzling funds declined by the DA. Now, the Grand Jury has refused to indict Barela on the 4th degree felony of bringing contraband into DACCF. What is left is a measly misdemeanor of Wilful Neglect of Duty, a Misdemeanor. This means there are NO FELONY CHARGES AGAINST BARELA.
Now this certainly indicates that Barela deserves his job back DACCF -- if he still wants it. In the meantime this means that Barela will have his day in a civil courtroom looking for damages. Will the County lose this too? Meanwhile, this leaves many scratching their heads over what was in the minds of Sheriff Kiki & DA mark Antoniono. WHY was this case brought forward in the first place? What was the purpose? Many will ask -- What vendetta was involved involved if, after thousands of hours of investigation, the GJ declined to recommend an indictment and returned a No-Bill -- meaning it cannot be refiled? Further
Overall, folks are asking what’s going on at the county AGAIN! More wasted money and time when we are hemorrhaging $$$ on lawsuits already. Who will arise as a leader to move the county in a positive direction? Will it be our own beloved Ben Rawson? Only time will tell. Stay Tuned Sportsfans!!
DR. GWEN DAVIS YANCEY |
Dr. Yancey is the “Mindshift Coach,” teaching folks to exercise the brain and unlock what you need to shift your mindset. She explains that everyone was born with their own unique Empowerment DNA Blueprint, and that blueprint is the foundation for your unique abilities to serve your specific life purpose. Dr. Yancey says that when your Empowerment DNA Blueprint is in alignment with your purpose, your level of success will skyrocket! However, negativity and negative influences can get your Empowerment DNA Blueprint out of whack, but with a mind shift and some re-wiring, you can be back on track.
A native of Detroit, Dr. Yancey began her career as a teacher in the Detroit Public School before continuing her education with a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership and a law degree from University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. She also received certification as a professional coach. She began her law career, representing and coaching indigent clients for the City of Detroit Misdemeanor Defender’s Office and the Wayne County Legal Aid and Defender’s Office. She went private practice in 1996.
THE LOVE JOURNEY IS EXCITED TO HAVE JUDGE MARYAM.
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Maryam Ahmad Circuit Court Judge in December 2014. She is presently assigned to Cook County’s Fourth District, in Maywood. She presides in misdemeanor criminal and in felony preliminary hearing courtrooms. During Judge Ahmad’s first year on the bench, she presided in Cook County’s First Municipal Division in misdemeanor traffic; civil trials; small claims; adult misdemeanor, and adult felony preliminary hearing courtrooms.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Judge Ahmad served as an academic administrator at Bucknell and Yale Universities and as a senior academic administrator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University.
Judge Ahmad’s legal background includes service in the following capacities: Associate Attorney, Mulroy Scandaglia Marrinson Ryan; Attorney, First Defense Legal Aid; Assistant Public Defender, Cook County; Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County, and Sexual Harassment Officer, City of Chicago.
In addition to practicing law, Judge Ahmad has served as an instructor in English, Literature and Criminal Law for the City Colleges of Chicago. TUNE IN TODAY MARCH 9, 2016. YOU DO NOT WNT TO MISS THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE.
Lora Cubbage is a public servant with over 10 years of state and local legal experience. She currently serves in the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Lora served Guilford County as an Assistant District Attorney under the Honorable Douglas Henderson from 2007-2011. She has extensive experience in arguing by brief to the Court of appeals and prosecuting cases from misdemeanor infractions to class A1 misdemeanors for adult offenders.
She has worked with a Superior Court Assistant District Attorney, Guilford County Juvenile Court, and has a clear vision of how the judicial system plays a vital role in the success of Guilford County and its citizens.
As a Judge, Lora hopes to foster trust and fairness between the community at-large and the legal system. She understands the challenges of those often entangled in the legal system and the professionals who work daily on the front lines and behind the scenes to score positive outcomes for victims, offenders, and the community as a whole.
Parents have you ever taken something from your child due to the child’s ill behavior? Would you think the police would ever get involved? I know you don’t and that’s exactly what one Dallas, Texas father thought. To his surprise he was arrested for taking his 12 year old daughter’s cell phone due to the daughter’s mis-behavior.
If you think there is more to the story, of course you’re right. Those details will be revealed in the program. The twists and turns in this story will surprise you and may leave you appalled.
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Today is the 414th day that Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan sits in prison doing felony time (2 1/2 to 10 years) for a misdemeanor crime he did not commit. When they first tried to arrest Rev. Pinkney they surrounded the block where he lives, blocked off his street to traffic and sent in a SWAT team. Why did they need that kind of force? Did they intend to silence him by adding his name to the growing list of those murdered by police terror? Luckily they just missed him. He had taken his wife out for her birthday.
The fact is no one charged with something as small as petition fraud, a misdemeanor, gets that kind of response. This shows the lengths to which corporate dictatorship in Michigan will go to crush anyone who opposes them. Rev. Pinckney was the first one to warn the American people about the dangers of the emergency Financial Manager system. The validity of those warnings have come true in the poisoning of Flint, Michigan. With the eyes of the world now upon Flint and the heartfelt outpouring of aid being sent there, let us not overlook or forget the plight of rev. Pinkney. FREE REV. PINKNEY NOW.
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Child support was created as a means for the care and support of children single parents. Many parents have issues with the system, with the absent parent, and even the way society views this plaguing issue. Many may struggle with either paying child support or acting indifferently because they consider it unjustified.
To make matter worst, Section 228 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it illegal for an individual to willfully fail to pay child support in certain circumstances. Accordingly, an individual is subject to federal prosecution if he or she willfully fails to pay child support that has been ordered by a court for a child who lives in another state, or if the payment is past due for longer than 1 year or exceeds the amount of $5,000. A violation of this law is a criminal misdemeanor, and convicted offender face fines and up to 6 months in prison (See 18 U.S.C. § 228 (a) (1)).
If, under the same circumstances, the child support payment is overdue for longer than 2 years, or the amount exceeds $10,000, the violation is a criminal felony, and convicted offenders face fines and up to 2 years in prison (See 18 U.S.C.§ 228(a)(3)).
Lastly, this statute prohibits individuals obligated to pay child support from crossing state lines or fleeing the country with the intent to avoid paying child support that has either been past due for more than 1 year or exceeds $5,000. (See 18 U.S.C. § 228(a)(2)). Any individual convicted of this crime may face up to 2 years in prison.
Notably, other than in the specific circumstances aforementioned, child support enforcement issues are handled by state and local authorities, and not by the federal government. Furthermore, all child support enforcement matters must be addressed at the local or state level before concerns can be raised at the federal level.
When people get arrested, the crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. The two are very different and it is very important to have a lawyer that is familiar with the sentencing guidelines for each.
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Gun Control & Historical Racism
As Black Americans we must realize that gun control laws, from a historical perspective, serve one purpose, to keep us vulnerable and more easily oppressed. This is not conjecture or rhetoric, it is easily documented fact.
Join us, Alex Primo and Asha Zuri, Thursday October 8th at 9 PM EST as we explore the way America sought to disarm Melanated individuals across the land as part of a ruthless plot to control, intimidate, and in many cases murder innocent slaves and freed men alike.
Brendan O’Neill of the Guardian notes:
Throughout the 1800's, states passed gun-control laws that were fundamentally racist. So, panicked by the prospect of more black rebellions against white landowners, the North Carolina Supreme Court passed a statute in 1840 that said: “If any free negro, mulatto, or free person of color shall wear or carry about his or her person, or keep in his or her house, any shotgun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, dagger or bowie-knife… he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be indicted therefore.”
In 1941, a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court called the laws into question when he overturned the conviction of a black man for carrying a handgun without a permit. He overturned the conviction, he said, because this law “was passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers … and to give the white citizens in sparsely settled areas a better feeling of security. The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population and in practice has never been so applied.”
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The goal of this group would be nothing less than Full and Total Repeal of Cannabis Prohibition in Michigan. No Felony, No Misdemeanor, No Civil Infraction of even 1.00. No Arrests, No Jail, No Courts, No Government Authority over your bodies Endocannabinoid System.
A Constitutional Amendment to Abrogate Prohibition and remove Cannabis crime and penalty from the Mi CSA, PHC, and MCL in perpetuity. The State will get its 2 lbs of flesh with 6% Sales Tax on all no Food, Medical, Agricultural, or Religious Sales, and Regulation on any Retail Products like Rope, Hemp Crete and Blocks, Cloth, Textiles, Plastics ect...
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