Tag Archive: Prosecutions


Since Cuomo Won’t Fight Corruption, U.S. Attorney Must

 

 

 

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” In a move that should send chills down the spine of every crooked pol in Albany, hard-charging Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has resolved to finish the work of the anti-corruption commission that Gov. Cuomo shuttered in an unsavory backroom deal with the Legislature.

  Happy hunting to Bharara, who must now do his darndest to salvage a sweeping Capitol fumigation that never should have been abandoned.

  Few people put elected thieves behind bars with the prowess of Bharara. It was, in fact, a flurry of indictments from his office early last year that helped prompt Cuomo to demand reform from the Legislature in the first place — and then to create the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, a supposedly independent investigative panel, when lawmakers refused.

  The panel, crucially, was charged not only with probing outright fraud, but with exposing the routine, corrosive abuses of public trust that are standard practice in Albany while not clearly outside blurry legal lines.

  But last week, before the panel could finish the job or issue a final report, Cuomo abruptly pulled the plug in exchange for a handful of ethics reforms. Significant as some of those measures were, it was far too high a price to pay.”

   It’s good to someone in NY willing to dig into the pervasive corruption that is Albany , even if Cuomo won’t . Godspeed Sir we are sure that you will achieve much success as the NY political class is a target rich environment , and if there is any NY pol that is deserving of intense scrutiny from an outside party it is Sheldon Silver … as the article says , “Happy Hunting”

” The commission had also subpoenaed records of lawmakers’ murky outside income, including upwards of $500,000 that Assembly boss Sheldon Silver collects from a personal injury firm, and at least $250,000 that Senate chief Dean Skelos is paid by a Long Island firm that also happens to lobby the Legislature. “

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Pressure Mounting on President, Attorney General Regarding Lack Of Prosecutions For NICS Denials

” As detailed in a February 21 press release, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) are pressing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to explain why they have failed to prosecute the vast majority of convicted felons and fugitives from justice who are failing background checks under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

And, on February 22, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary–led by Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)–sent letters to President Obama and to Attorney General Holder demanding answers on the lack of prosecutions and enforcement of our nation’s existing gun laws.  In the letter to the President, the committee noted that, during Obama’s administration, “federal firearms prosecutions have fallen to the lowest levels in over a decade.” ”

   This is an administration that is best known for arming the criminals and terrorists and denying protection to both the law-abiding and it’s own employees here and abroad . Is it any wonder that the criminals of America are less persecuted prosecuted than the law-abiding?

   One could almost envision a scenario where-by this government is actively pursuing policies designed to foment civil unrest and provide an excuse to curtail/eliminate our civil rights .

  If anyone is still naive enough to believe that this cabal in the White House has the Nation’s best interests at heart ask the families of Brian Terry , Christopher Stevens , Tyrone Woods , Sean Smith , Jaime Zapata , Glen Doherty and hundreds of dead Mexican’s what they think .

Hundreds Of Dead Mexicans

Obama, Holder Called Out for Not Enforcing Gun Laws

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” A group of 23 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Friday sent letters to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding existing gun laws be enforced before additional limitations are passed.

  The committee, which has held hearings in recent weeks on ways to prevent gun violence, again called into focus statistics that show a dramatic drop in federal weapons prosecutions over the past decade.

   The letters cite a Syracuse University study that show firearms prosecutions under  President George W. Bush peaked at 11,015 in 2004 while the Obama administration has prosecuted about 7,774 firearms cases in 2012.

  A prosecution rate this low is not indicative of a Department of Justice that takes the act of illegally attempting to acquire a firearm seriously,” Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement accompanying the letters.”