A state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana as numerous municipal governments are being struck by crippling ransomware infections (archived). Local government organs have found themselves being stuck since the ransomware phenomenon was in its infancy, but it appears ransomware artists are increasingly favoring local governments as targets due to the fact they that they pay. More often than not they pay because they can't imagine not paying, and for as long as it lasts an insurance policy will reimburse them.
Michelle Suárez, Uruguay's first trans-Senator has plead guilty to a variety of crimes relating to her legal practice including fraud and falsifying signatures of zher clients (archived). The communist former Frente Amplio Senator born in 1983 claims the titles of first trans-University graduate, first trans-lawyer, and first trans-holder of elected office in Uruguay. Zhe has been under house arrest since April 18, 2018 due to zher morbid obesity and diabetes making prison incarceration prohibitively expensive. Suárez's legal problems began shortly after zher October 2017 arrival in the Senate, a mere three months later Suárez resigned zher seat when the first forgery charges against her emerged. In the initial case zhe trans-signed a document reliquishing a father's parental and visitation rights forever. The objections of the father and the father's actual attorney lead to this ham's fall from the trough and the investigation of a number of Suárez's other frauds.
Per the plea agreement, Suárez faces another year of home detention followed by two years of probation during which zhe will be barred from public office and pursuing reinstatement of zher license to practice law.
FedEx has sued the US Department of Commerce and Madame Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross over the impossibility of complying with the full extent of USG export control regulations. In the filing FedEx swears that they have a sophisticated system for checking sender and recipient identities against the USG's restricted entity list, but that determining whether any particular item entrusted to them as a common carrier is export controlled presents an excessive burden such that effective checks would require them to discard any pretense of customer privacy while forcing them to violate other laws in the process.
FedEx further laments that in other contexts common carriers enjoy protection from liability with respect to the contents of the package they are conveying, but not in this case. Either FedEx implements a regime of intensive package inspection trying to comply with US export controls and in the process breaks numerous other laws in their global area of operations, or they perpetually sit exposed to liability if the USG catches something going through under their care in violation of US export controls. Thusly, FedEx seeks relief under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, because these burdens were placed upon them without due process. The full filing is below: Continue reading →
The Pantsuitist social warfare training camp doing business as Oberlin College was slapped with an 11 million USD verdict after one of their exercises gravely damaged the business of a local bakery (archived). The drama started when three Oberlin reparations agents of color were detained, arrested, and plead guilty to theft from Gibson's Bakery which has been operating since 1885. In response to student protests, the activist institution ceased business relations with the bakery and actively engaged in an activist campaign declaring the bakery a racist business. Oberlin tried to justify their institutional actions against the bakery by proposing the doctrine that "first time offenders", meaning persons engaging in theft up to the occasion they are caught doing so, ought not be turned over to police for prosecution.
During the trial Oberlin retained a professional witness and attempted to assert the value of the business they destroyed was a mere 35,000 USD, less than the tutition for charged for a single semester at Oberlin. To their credit, Gibson's attorneys and accountans defended the intangible assets of the business including nearly a century and a half in operation while suggesting a very reasonable 5.8 million USD figure for the damages inflicted by Oberlin's attack projected over 30 years.
The Chinese government is weighing a measure that would enable courts in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to mainland China for trial (archived). This move would represent a small step towards greater integration between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong and the Mandarin speaking mainland which share a common national identity under different systems of government. USG affiliated outlets are presenting the measure as a "grave violation" of the agreement that transitioned colonial stewardship of the territory from British to Chinese hands though the decision to extradite or not would still be undertaken in the Hong Kong courts system.
In Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Carmac J. Carney dropped charges against members of the nationalist Rise Above Movemment (RAM) for violations of the 1968 Anti-Riot act on the grounds the act and its application in the case is too unconstitutionally broad (archived). The three men were charged with travelling with intent to riot and conspiracy to commit rioting for their attendance at a 2017 free speech rally that turned violent with the arrival of combatant antiFa activists. Carney determined the activity charged under the law was too far removed from the start of the violence and rioting for the Anti-Riot act to be consitutionally relevant.
Further indicting the USG in the case is their principle allegation, that the women working the spa were trafficked and held in captivity, an allegation which if true raises the question of why the USG had to film porn instead of simply raiding the spa and liberating the women. That the USG would delay action to stop grave human trafficking to collect some mundane additional soliciting prostitution charges weighs nothing in the USG system. It however matters immensly when a defendant outweighs the prosecution and can move fight to optics and politics outside the courtroom.
Several cases in the "common law" jurisdictions are moving Anglophone courts still further away from man in the war over men or law.
Douglas County, Colorado District Judge Theresa Slade has ordered the charges against two LGTBP shooters at a Colorado STEM school sealed as they were issued (archived). 18 year old Devon Erickson and 16 year old "male identifying" Alec McKinney were involved in an incident where 1 was killed and 8 wounded at a school in Colorado. One of the woundings is being attributed to a private security contractor at the school who opened fire on responing Sheriff's deputies and struck a student with gunfire in the process. In spite of the sealings it was declared that McKinney will be charged as an adult. Last year the Colorado Supreme court ruled there the public has no right under the state or federal constitutions to inspect court records (archived).
The US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals determined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson's case against the FBI and US Department of "Justice" cannot move forward due to her inability to identify the individal USG stooges involved in the operation to surveil her (archived). Attkisson has compile substantial evidence documenting tresspass and invasion of her personal and work computers by USG agents during the Hussein Bahamas administration. At the time Attkisson was employed by CBS News investigating the scheme where then Attorney General Eric Holder sent arms to the Mexican Cartels and the debacle where then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got US diplomatic staff killed in Benghazi. An earlier court ruling removed Eric Holder as a defendant in the case.
This ruling prevents US Citizens from seeking remedies in US Courts against harms done by USG criminals. The involved agencies simply need to declare the matter involves "sensitive executive branch discussions and decisions" and not cooperate with discovery in the case. In spite of substantial forensic evidence demonstrating harm done in this case, the court has eliminate any space for seeking remedy from the guilty.
Under a new draft espionage act the UK is preparing to allow prosecutors to "screen" juries with the aim of disqualifying jurors that might sympathize with the defendant and deliver a "wrong verdict" in cases (archived). This measure would officially end the last pretense for having a jury at all.
The US/UN backed "government" in Tripoli has issued an arrest warrant for leader Khalifa Haftar who has lead a campaign capturing much of the country (archived). Haftar's forces have kept the "Government of National Accord" in Tripoli under fire for the past two weeks. Six of Haftar's officers have had arrest warrants issued for launching airstrikes at "government" positions. Issuing arrest warrants in the face of airstrikes and an active seige demonstrates a strong committment to Pantsuitist form on the part of the National Accordist government as well as a lack of… actual national accord.