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Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category

State Must Pay for Prisoner’s Sex Change

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 8, 2012

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more outrageous, a Massachusetts Federal Judge took judicial lunacy to the next level.  U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordered the state of Massachusetts to pay for a sex-change operation for prisoner Michelle/Mike Kosilek.

In making the ruling the Judge stated that the surgery would be “the only form of adequate medical care” for the prisoner and denying it would violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Kosilek is serving life in prison without parole for the murder in 1990 of his wife.  Using this Judge’s bizarre logic, why not just let Kosilek out of prison?  Surely similar lame logic could conclude that serving a life term without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual.

Some conservatives may be surprised to learn that Judge Wolf was a Reagan appointee.  This goes to prove that judicial activism sees no political boundaries.  The Judicial branch’s bizarre activism is eerily reflective of the corruption that fell the Roman Empire

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40,000 New Laws on the Books; Happy New Year

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 3, 2012

NBC News reported that with the start of the New Year about 40,000 new state laws went into effect.  This come to an average of 800 per state for this year alone and add to the myriad of laws that preceded them.  While individuals may find some of the laws productive for society and their personal benefit, the sheer number tells a different tale.  This is a tale of ever-growing governmental intrusion in Americans’ lives and how special interests use the legislative branch of government to pursue self-serving agendas.  In the end, these realities offset much of the good offered Americans by even the most well-meaning of laws.

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Charges Against Strauss-Kahn to be Dropped

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 5, 2011

The New York Post is reporting that the sexual assault charges levied against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn are to be dropped.  Strauss-Kahn was accused by a Guinean hotel employee of attempted rape in a Manhattan hotel where she was employed.  However, since the arrest, prosecutors determined that Strauss-Kahn’s accuser is a liar, quoting a source from the prosecutor’s office as saying: “Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her.”

The Strauss-Kahn matter raises an issue of justice that has been repeated too many times before.  Here a female accused the man of a serious sexual crime that likely never occurred.  While Strauss-Kahn will be released, he will forever be marked by the accusation publicized worldwide.  This Blog, like many others, assumed the man’s guilt when he was publicaly arrested.  Access to the identity of a false accuser should be no less available to the public.

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Switzerland Frees Polanski

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 12, 2010

The New York Times just reported that Switzerland has rejected and the extradition request by the United States for film director Roman Polanski.  Polanski was the subject of an October 1, 2009 post, “Roman Polanski the Rapist and the Hollywood Crowd”   Let’s briefly review the facts in this matter:

  • Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in September on a US arrest warrant.
  • The case involved a rape of a 13-year-old girl for which Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977.  During a photo-shoot for French Vogue magazine, Polanski gave the teenage girl champagne and Quaaludes and forced himself on her, but later claimed it was consensual.
  • After pleading guilty, Polanski was sent to prison for 42-days for psychiatric evaluation.  When he learned he might get another 48 days, Polanski, the coward fled, the country.

So what was the Swiss’s excuse for releasing this despicable human being?  They have stated that “national interests were taken into consideration in the decision”, and that Mr. Polanski was now a free man.  This is doubletalk that says nothing.  The bottom line is that Polanski has powerful friends in Hollywood and other places that worked behind the scenes to let this rapist free.  So much for just being blind.

This is another example of the lack of cooperation that the United States receives from other countries.  Remember when Obama ran for office indicating that Bush was the impediment for such cooperation?  Well, that dog doesn’t hunt any more.

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Israel Under Pressure for Assassination; More Perverted Progressive Logic

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 4, 2010

On January 20, top Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was found murdered in Dubai.  Since then the evidence points to the Israelis being behind the assassination.  Al-Mabhouh had been wanted in Israel for planning the kidnapping and deaths of two Israeli solders in 1989 and more recently for smuggling arms between Iran and Hamas.  Since Dubai and other Arab/Muslim countries allow terrorists freedom to travel, there is only one choice available to the Israelis.

Some western countries have expressed outrage over the possibility that the Israelis were behind the assassination of the Hamas leader.  However, this morality is only applied when convenient.  Let’s see: Barack Obama sends Predators’ missiles into Pakistan daily, assassinating suspected Taliban leaders and whoever is traveling with them and for that he gets awarded the Noble Prize for Peace.  The Israelis take out one Jihadist leader in a surgical strike and for that they are castigated.  Such is the perverted logic of Progressives.

Peace longer defines a state of affairs, but whatever or not the events further the strategic goals of Progressives, which is that the world be ruled by an international government.  According to Progressives, the United Nations has been such a roaring failure since its inception; why not give it even more authority.  More perverted logic.

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War Crimes by U.N. Peacekeepers

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 23, 2010

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, United Nation’s peacekeepers have been involved with atrocities (War Crimes?), but have not been brought to justice.  Three years ago United Nations troops from Morocco were sent to the Ivory Coast to restore peace and protect residents at risk.  Subsequently the U.N. announced “serious allegations of wide-spread sexual exploitation and abuse” involving these troops.  The evidence is damming for at least 14 Moroccan soldiers, with DNA evidence proving some fathered children of the victims.  These acts of violence occurred years after the U.N. implemented a supposed “zero tolerance-policy” for sexual misconduct for its troops.

After a U.N. investigation found clear evidence of wrongdoing, it sent the matter back to the Moroccan government for prosecution.  The result, the Moroccans drop all charges against their troops.

This is not the first scandal involving sexual abuse for U.N. troops.  A similar occurrence happened in 2004 involving troops from the Congo.

Haven’t heard much about this matter?  That is not by accident.  The lame-stream media focuses reporting of soldier abuse on countries who do not share their Progressive view of the world.  Just imagine the outcry had the perpetrators been American or Israeli soldiers.  Where is the supposed women’s movement?  Where are the ACLU and other supposedly socially conscious groups from the left?  The answer is self-evident.  These groups have lost all moral high-ground and are but puppets of the Progressive movement.

The Progressives would have the United States submit to an International justice system.  If they should be successful in this quest, “justice” will exist only for those who are a part of their movement.

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Duke University & Political Correctness

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 18, 2010

Let’s go back in time four years.  Remember the case of three Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape?  These poor chaps were charged with first degree forcible rape, first degree sexual offense, and kidnapping.  They were initially found guilty in the court of public opinion.  The Duke lacrosse team was suspended for the year as the University found the players guilty too.

Yes, the three men were ultimately freed as the charges were dropped when it was determined that their accuser lied.  The knucklehead DA, Michael Nifong, was later forced to resign for inappropriate conduct in the case.  Still, the three young men’s lives could never be the same.  Remarkably, the accuser had a lengthy rap sheet prior to the incident, but that got lost in the name of political correctness and lawyer doubletalk.

What ever happened to the false accuser in the case, Ms. Crystal Gayle Mangum?  Her life went on and there are undoubtedly many that feel sorry for her.  Shame on them.  A society that makes excuses for inappropriate and illegal behavior ultimately breaks down to anarchy as the line for unacceptable behavior is continually stretched.

One of Ms. Magnum’s “thank you” to society for letting her off the hook for her crimes against the Duke lacrosse players has just been made.  Durham, NC police have just charged her with attempted murder of boyfriend Milton Walker, arson, assault and battery, three counts of child abuse, identity theft and other crimes.  Nice gal isn’t she?  Want to guess how much attention the press will give to Ms. Magnum’s latest crimes?  (See link below.)

This sad tale is but another example of society defining right and wrong, good and evil by political and/or social agendas.  How sad.

CRYSTAL GALYE MANGUM

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