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Entries by John Rudolf from 06/2012

Florida Prisoners Serving 194 Percent More Time For Drugs Than In 1990s, Study Finds

Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime

Florida inmates convicted of non-violent drug crimes spent 194 percent more time behind bars in 2009 than they did in 1990, costing the state billions...

Fast And Furious Hearing: Republicans Clash With Eric Holder On Gun-Walking Program

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Citing leaked, confidential court documents, a senior Republican lawmaker accused Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday of misleading Congress over...

Eric Holder Seeks Deal On Fast And Furious Docs To Avoid Contempt Charge

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said during Senate testimony Tuesday that he is willing to compromise with Republican leaders over a congressional probe ...

Elderly Inmate Population Soared 1,300 Percent Since 1980s: Report

Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime

The population of aging and elderly prisoners in U.S. prisons exploded over the past three decades, with nearly 125,000 inmates aged 55 or older now b...

Obama Executive Privilege Claim 'Like Setting Off A Nuclear Bomb'

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, invoking executive privilege for the first time on Wednesday, blocked a House Republican subpoena of Justice Dep...

Michael Daragjati, Racist NYPD Cop, Sentenced To Nearly 5 Years For False Arrest and Extortion

Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A disgraced former NYPD officer burst into tears in Brooklyn federal court on Friday as he was sentenced to nearly five years behind bars ...

Fast And Furious Probe Slammed For Ignoring Key Witnesses On Contempt Vote Eve

Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

As Congress prepares to charge Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt on Thursday for his refusal to deliver documents tied to Operation Fast and ...

Eric Holder Contempt Vote May Signify Dead End On Fast And Furious

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

In a nearly party-line vote, Republicans in Congress easily passed a measure on Thursday citing Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for refusin...