Three Mississippi Men Sentenced For Assault And Murder Of Black Male

Jackson, MISSISSIPPI–Three males were were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Jackson for their roles in a federal hate crime conspiracy involving multiple racially motivated assaults, culminating in the death of James Craig Anderson, an African-American man, in the summer of 2011. Montgomery was sentenced to 234 months; Gaskamp was sentenced to 48 months; and […]

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Proposes Elimination Of California’s Diaper Tax‏

SACRAMENTO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced Assembly Bill 717 today to eliminate California’s diaper tax to ease the expense for families when purchasing the costly necessity. Relief from the state’s current diaper tax could potentially save California families up to $100 per child annually, roughly the equivalent cost to diaper babies and infants […]

Airmen Missing From WWII Identified

WASHINGTON–The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced yesterday that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.   Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Montana; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt […]

Former Klansman Sentenced For Cross Burning

Nashville, TN–A former Klansman was was sentenced to nine months and ordered to pay a $5000 fine in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, for his role in the April 30, 2012, cross burning in front of an interracial family’s home in Minor Hill, Tennessee, the Department of Justice announced. Timothy Flanagan, 33, previously pleaded guilty to one […]

Marines Injured In Training Mishap

Twentynine Palms, CA–Twenty-two Marines sustained injures Thursday while conducting training aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms. Marines and sailors of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, were participating in Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 when a fire extinguisher system located within their Assault Amphibious Vehicle inadvertently discharged. The injured Marines were sent […]

‘Operation Roundtable’ Ringleader Sentenced For Child Pornography

NEW ORLEANS–An Abita Springs man who pleaded guilty last year to operating a worldwide child pornography network that was the largest ever discovered in the history of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in federal prison for operating a child exploitation enterprise. The sentencing follows an investigation by ICE’s […]

Service Members To Receive Over $123 Million For Unlawful Foreclosures

WASHINGTON–The Justice Department said Monday that under its settlements with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers, 952 service members and their co-borrowers are eligible to receive over $123 million for non-judicial foreclosures that violated the service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The five mortgage servicers are JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. (JP Morgan Chase); […]

ICE Dismantles Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering Organization

Operation Bullfighter nets 19 arrests for drug trafficking and money laundering

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–Nineteen alleged members of a major international drug trafficking and money laundering organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine into the United States and the laundering of millions of dollars were arrested last Thursday in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida. Dubbed “Bullfighter,” the joint investigation was led by U.S. […]

Army Approves Awarding Purple Heart To Fort Hood Victims

WASHINGTON–Secretary of the Army John McHugh has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, following a change in the medals’ eligibility criteria mandated by Congress. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 […]

CA Assemblywoman Gonzalez, Senators Pan And Allen To Propose Legislation On Vaccination Rates‏

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SACRAMENTO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) joined State Senators Dr. Richard Pan and Ben Allen today to propose legislation that would eliminate the personal belief exemption for vaccinations in California. California is already facing 92 documented measles cases this year, including dozens traced to an outbreak at Disneyland. The year 2014 saw 644 cases […]