Tag Archive: Lawsuits


As Border Security Expands, Complaints Of Abuse Rise Among Americans

 

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” A series of lawsuits filed in recent months in federal courts along the U.S. border with Mexico highlight what advocates say is a growing list of complaints against two U.S. agencies that have expanded rapidly amid the clamor to secure the nation’s borders.

  In one lawsuit, centered on events in Chula Vista, Calif., a Border Patrol agent is accused of leaping on the hood of a car driven by a mother of five and shooting her dead. She was unarmed. The agent had been fired from his previous job as a sheriff’s deputy for a variety of misconduct.

  In a second case, a Customs officer in Brownsville, Texas, violently pushed a disabled woman to the ground. She had a miscarriage the next day. Border officers also had to call firefighters to remove handcuffs that allegedly had bound her wrists too tightly.

  For a third woman, her return to the United States was intrusive and painful. She was pulled from a line at an El Paso, Texas, border crossing, apparently on the suspicion that she was carrying drugs. She was handcuffed. Over the next six hours, agents escorted her to a hospital, where they oversaw the probing of her anus and vagina, forced her to take a laxative and then watched as she moved her bowels. When no drugs were found, they ordered her to submit to an X-ray and a CT scan.

  When the ordeal was over, the officers asked her to sign a consent form before they allowed her to return to her home in New Mexico. When she refused, the hospital billed her thousands of dollars for the procedures.”

 

 

 

 Astute readers will take note of the fact that McClatchy’s headline about “increased border security” is clearly refuted by their own accompanying graphic which shows the number of agents increasing even as the arrest of illegals declines . The only ones to feel the wrath of “increased security” are the American citizens whose rights are increasingly violated by a rogue government .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judicial Watch Plans To Sue States With Dirty Voter Rolls; Obama’s DOJ Plays Dead

 

 

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” Judicial Watch put two states and the nation’s capital on notice that it will file a federal lawsuit if they don’t clean up their voter registration rolls within 90 days.

  Iowa, Colorado and the District of Columbia have one thing in common — they have more registered voters than people eligible to vote.

  In a Monday press briefing, Judicial Watch officials said they sent letters to the secretaries of state in Iowa and Colorado and the Board of Elections supervisors in the District of Columbia, saying:

  We write to bring your attention to violations of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”) … This letter serves as statutory notice that Judicial Watch will bring a lawsuit against your office if you do not take specific actions to correct these violations of Section 8 within 90 days. In addition, by this letter we are asking you to produce certain records to us which you are required to make available under Section 8(i) of the NVRA. We hope that litigation will not be necessary to enforce either of these claims.”

 

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Evidence Mounts That GM Delayed Recall With Deadly Results

” New evidence is surfacing that General Motors has known for years about the deadly defects in its vehicles (as I suggested here last week) that are just now being recalled. The defects have led to the deaths of at least six people and are the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against GM.

  The deadly recall delay by GM has garnered the attention of Mainstream Media as usually GM-friendly sources like USA TodayThe New York Times, CNN Money and even CBS Evening News have rightfully decided that the accusations of deplorable behavior by GM deserve to be shared with the public. It is time for GM to explain its handling of the delayed recall that only came after a lawsuit settlement with one of the victims.”

 So Obama’s Government Motors has been covering up a manufacturing defect that has been known for years and has resulted in numerous deaths . Why are we not surprised at this revelation ?

   Oh yes , it must be because the GM bailout is President Transparency’s signature triumph . What are a few lives in fly-over country when the legacy of the emperor is at stake ?

” A Georgia attorney is alleging that GM knew about the problem since 2004 but failed to undertake a recall until mid-February, when GM (GM, Fortune 500) recalled 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars. The cars’ ignition switch could easily be bumped or shaken out of the “on” position. When that happened, the engine would shut off leading to a loss of power steering and braking assistance. Also, in the event of a collision, the airbags would not work.

GM acknowledged at least 6 deaths resulting from the problem.”

    GM’s own engineers uncovered the problem as early as 2005 but someone made the decision to stifle that information yet no one seems to have died as a result until after General Motors became Government motors . Yet even as the State took over the company and the death toll mounted nothing was done that could have upset the carefully crafted image of a company brought back from the brink of disaster , a phoenix , arising from the ashes on the wings of a big government vulture .

” A GM engineer experienced the problem while test-driving one of the vehicles in 2004 according to deposition transcripts provided to CNNMoney by Cooper. GM’s engineers concluded there was a problem with the ignition switch in 2005, the depositions showed.”

   Nine years … that’s what it took for GM to admit it’s error and launch a recall , and this from one of the most closely watched and scrutinized corporations in America over the past decade . As a matter of fact for half that time the company has essentially been a subsidiary of the US government given Obama’s “investment” of our tax dollars in the preservation of his union cronies jobs . 

    Might that not make the Federal government a co-conspirator in the cover-up and a co-defendant in the class action suit gathering steam as we speak ? We’ve already seen how collusion on “creative accounting” techniques has allowed GM to “repay the loans” from the taxpayers in an amazingly short time . Time enough in fact , to serve as a campaign medal in 2012 , no ?

” The fact that the death that allegedly resulted from the delayed recall occurred in 2010 puts “New” GM in a position where they can not weasel out of responsibility by claiming that “Old” GM was at fault. GM emerged as a “new” company in 2009 after their Obama-manipulated bankruptcy process and any claims by victims of “old” GM were washed away along with the investments of GM’s shareholders and bondholders. GM may also have to answer to its friends in Washington, as it would not go unnoticed if NHTSA does not question the actions of GM as well.”

    So much for the State and it’s highly touted position as overseer of public safety. There is time honored wisdom in not allowing the watched and the watchers to become one in the same , a lesson who’s truth fades as the the State insinuates itself deeper into the affairs of business and health .

” The public should be aware of GM’s reprehensible behavior regarding its botched recall. People have died, and more are at risk because of GM’s refusal to recall all defective vehicles. Let’s hope that continued pressure from media sources encourages GM to start acting in an ethical manner. TV networks should not shy away from asking tough questions about GM’s recall scandal. Money and political power should not shield a corporation that seems to put profits above human lives and GM should be held responsible for its actions.”

    While we are considering placement of fault we would be remiss if we failed to make note of the fact that the people’s self-appointed “watchdogs” in the media have been less than diligent in uncovering this story in the first place . Since this scandalous tale plays out over nearly a decade it seems inconceivable to us that the MSM has not had an inkling of this tragic course of events until the present time .

   That is of course unless the press , in the pursuit of their primary duty of running damage control for the current administration , knew and deemed it not in the best interests of the candidate public to be informed of potential deadly cars produced by their boy’s chosen corporate success story . 

Be sure to read the entire sordid tale from National Legal and Policy Center

Cop Tases Handcuffed Girl Repeatedly Until She Becomes Vegetative, Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A 20-yr-old girl’s family has filed a lawsuit against a cop after their daughter was left in a brain-dead, vegetative state until she died.

  Officer Cole, who was known as “Trigger Happy Trooper,” can be seen on dashcam video Tasing the girl until she passed into a vegetative state (footage below).

  She clearly posed no threat to the officer, but he continued to Tase her anyway.

  She was in handcuffs at the time.

  Once he Tased her in her back, she fell to the pavement and became paralyzed.

  She said, “I can’t get up.”

  The officer sneered, “I don’t want you to get up,” and continued to send high voltage electricity into her limp body until she entered into brain-death.

  After surviving in a vegetative state for some time, she finally died, leaving behind her family and community.”

 

    Officer Cole is also the defendant in another lawsuit for excessive force after being cleared by his peers for shooting an innocent cemetery owner last year for an alleged “property crime”  and a minister in 2001 for a broken tail light. No wonder he is known as the “trigger-happy trooper” . 

Read more at Filming Cops

 

 

 

 

Don’t Believe the Hype About “Dangerous” Christmas Toys

Welcome To The Season Of Bogus Scare Stories

 

 

 

 

” Of course, if it was just a few trial lawyers practicing the sky-is-falling business, the whole idea of super-dangerous toys wouldn’t have gone so viral. But the U.S. Public Interest Research Group also publishes an annual “Trouble in Toyland” survey—this year in its 27th iteration—making it seem like anyone who thinks toys are pretty safe is a soon-to-be-sorry sap.

Just like W.A.T.C.H., the survey warns about string: “Drawstrings on children’s clothing lead to deaths and injuries when they catch on playground equipment, bus doors or cribs.” How big a threat do drawstrings pose? “From January 1985 through June 1997, the CSPC [Consumer Product Safety Commission] received reports of 21 deaths,” says the report. That’s 21 deaths over the course of 12 years. Still, “CSPC recommends parents remove drawstrings from all children’s upper outerwear sized 2T to 12 and buy clothing with alternative closures, like snaps, buttons and Velcro.”

Let me repeat that recommendation: Remove the drawstrings on all children’s clothes up to age 12.”

Obama: Lie To Your Employees About Layoffs, We’ll Cover The Ensuing Lawsuits

  “Of course I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the net effect of guidance the Obama administration to companies with federal contracts (especially defense contractors) that will be hit with automatic cuts due to sequestration.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs.

The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.”

  American Power is all over Brett Kimberlin and has advanced the notion that Brett’s Charitable corp . may not be all that it seems .

” Is Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Abusing Tax-Exempt Status? Calling for Congressional Hearings on Continuation of Section 501(c)(3) Benefits “

HT/Instapundit

Update : Earlier Today I posted about the Brett Kimberlin story “Gaining Traction” . Now it seems that Fox News has broadcast on the SWATtings of Erick Erickson and Patterico .

The presence of IBD at Aaron Walker’s Hearing would seem to indicate that the story of Brett Kimberlin is finally starting to gain some notoriety other than just in the blogosphere .

   “Adding to Walker’s difficulties is that Vaughey looks to be in his late 60s at least. He mentioned a few times about being retired. (Apparently it’s common for retired judges to sometimes come back to the bench to help active judges with the caseload.) Many of Vaughey’s statements suggest that he doesn’t spend much time on the Internet. Thus, he’s probably not intimately familiar with things like Google (GOOG) and Twitter and how they work.

It seemed like Walker did himself in when the judge asked, “Where do you see this case going?”

Walker, who has tried to get the Maryland State Attorney to file charges against Kimberlin for filing what Walker claims are false criminal charges against him (see here), replied, “I hope to raise enough consciousness to get the State’s Attorney to file charges.”

“How are you going to do that?” Vaughey asked.

 Walker replied, “I’ve been raising awareness. There’s now 400,000 posts on Google discussing him (Kimberlin), and I’m guessing 300,000 of them are not very pleasant. These are people calling for charges to be filed.”

If you are a judge who knows very little about the Internet, Walker has just made it sound as though he’s able to generate all of this Google traffic against Kimberlin. And Vaughey seemed to believe that is what caused Kimberlin to get death threats.”

   The Blaze :

   “MEET SOROS-FUNDED DOMESTIC TERRORIST BRETT KIMBERLIN WHOSE ‘JOB’ IS TERRORIZING BLOGGERS INTO SILENCE”

 

Brett Kimberlin: Meet the Soros Funded Domestic Who Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Check this post and the previous one to catch up on exactly where the Left stands with it’s policy of tolerance and civil discourse . Does anyone remember the hue and cry regarding Gabrielle Giffords and the alleged “politics of hatred “ preached by the Right that  “caused” her shooting ?

HT/ Kathy Shaidle @ PJmedia who has a nice rundown on this cretin criminal career as well as numerous links for further enlightenment .

Stacy McCain Reports

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION

  “Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin is the nephew of a wealthy Maryland woman who has contributed to a foundation that helped fund a 501(c)3 organization of
which Kimberlin is the director .                  
    Kimberlin’s activities have recently attracted widespread attention because of his attempts to intimidate and harass bloggers
who wrote about his criminal history.
  
   Harriet Crosby, 66, reportedly an heiress to the General Mills fortune, was one of the original donors to the Threshold Foundation, which contributed $20,000 to Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project
in 2008, according to database research I reported May 19 . “

   Thanks to Glenn Reynolds  for reminding us of this 18 month old Fox News story about Brett Kimberlin .

” Even before his release from prison 10 years ago, Brett Kimberlin had learned a lesson that has served him well: If you publicly accuse a well-known political figure of crimes or misdeeds — even
without proof — publicity and money will follow.”

   ” Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-
old from Bethesda, Md., has raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber
of Commerce head Tom Donohue,
Massey Energy Chairman Don
Blankenship and other high-profile
public figures. ”

Just another facet of the left’s strategy of intimidating into silence all dissent . It’s the “thirties” all over again . Is there a ” Kristallnacht ” in our future ?

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