On the Grand Jury
Fully Informed Jury Association
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The U.S. Attorneys Manual states that prosecutors “must recognize that the grand jury is an independent body, whose functions include not only the investigation of crime and the initiation of criminal prosecution but also the protection of the citizenry from unfounded criminal charges” (USAM, Section 9-11.010). The Manual recognizes that targets of investigations have the right and can “request or demand the opportunity to tell the grand jury their side of the story” (USAM, Section 9-11.152).
by Sylvia Thompson
I must admit I have never in my life purchased a ticket to a sports event. I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood. I also highly resent my being expected to do the same in order to affirm my “blackness.”
Black victims these days, for the most part, are the product of decades of Black Americans being used primarily by white progressive leftists to advance an anti-American agenda.
The current brouhaha surrounding the despicable behavior of NFL athletes toward the National Anthem and the American flag is a prime example of what the Left has done to my race.
One must assume these players and their guilt-conflicted white coaches and owners (and victimhood-inflicted black coaches) are being manipulated by the Left, because no intelligent, thinking people would deliberately cut themselves off at the knees. Essentially, what these young misguided mostly black men are doing is ensuring the demise of their lucrative paychecks. Further, I would wager that if these teams consisted of all white athletes, none of this idiocy would be allowed. We are witnessing this travesty because the vast majority of players are black and can whine “oppression” if appropriate action is taken against them for their unconscionable behavior.
The twisted reasoning that claims these protests are to highlight “injustice” and “police brutality” is a laughable crock. What they do in fact is dishonor valued symbols of this nation’s heritage and cover over truth about black crime.
As you know, the NYS Constitutional Convention is up for a vote this Tuesday, and while it seems like an historic opportunity to effect some positive change, Lord KNOWS how dysfunctional NYS government is -most dysfunctional Legislature in the entire nation according to the Brennan Center for Law & Justice – unfortunately, rational conservative thought is drowned out by predominantly Democrat districts. We’d need to fight hard with loads of money to secure one of the three seats in each Senate District and even then all of the 15 At-Large seats will go to Democrats. And Legislators can take Delegate seats! Nothing like the inmates running the asylum.
Andrew Cuomo and Bill DeBlasio will control the entire show. They raised $30 million in one night alone to promote a Yes vote on the ConCon, and did you see any of the media promotion here in Upstate New York? Of course you didn’t, because your vote doesn’t matter, it’s irrelevant. Despite the 50-50 population in NYC vs Upstate, NYC swamps Upstate at least four or five to one in voting.
It’s all about the money. Pension “Reform” will instead raid the funds to fill their coffers. A ConCon is a quick easy way to push through more restrictive gun laws and full term abortion. And if you think taxing the air we breathe is off-limits for tax-and-spend Democrats, just you wait.
So we will be voting NO and we encourage you to do the same.
Unless our dear friend, true paladin & fellow patriot Carl Paladino, who may be on WBEN 930 tomorrow (Friday) morning with Michael Caputo, changes our mind with a different perspective. Many thanks, David DiPietro
An excellent summary and assessment of the Russian collusion fabrication by Imprimis, a speech digest of Hillsdale College. You are strongly encouraged to subscribe to this free publication! I have never been disappointed by the great content. ~Jul
Senior Editor, The Federalist
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 7, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.
We keep being told that President Trump is not normal. This much has been blindingly obvious. He had never run for office or otherwise served in a public capacity. He has been accused, not without reason, of breaking all manner of political norms. America’s most nontraditional president was never going to conduct business as usual from the West Wing. Less than a year into his first term, he has already caused much anguish in Washington. This should be no surprise—while running for office Trump repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” and shake things up. Americans knew who they were voting for, and history will judge the results.
That said, Trump’s nascent presidency has coincided with perhaps the greatest violation of political norms this country has ever seen—a violation that has nothing to do with Trump’s behavior. Since the election last November, there has been a sustained, coordinated attack on Trump’s legitimacy as president following his victory in a free and fair election. This has the potential to cause far more lasting damage to America than Trump’s controversial style.
72nd ANNIVERSARY V-J DAY AUGUST 14, 1945
Canandaigua, NY 1
On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) using 6 of its aircraft carriers and hundreds of aircraft launched a sneak attack on the United States by bombing the U. S. Navy ships and personnel at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This “Day of Infamy”, as President Roosevelt called it was devastating with over 3,500 Americans killed or injured, and many ships/planes sunk, destroyed or heavily damaged. Japan’s war against the United States had begun. Germany as a member of the Axis powers declared war on the United States on Dec. 11, 1941. World War II was now official. Remember Pearl Harbor!
America was confronted with a two-front war, the European-Atlantic (E-A) and the Asia-Pacific (A-P). President Roosevelt focused most of America’s limited resources on the E-A theatre but also began the difficult, brutal and bloody land, sea and air battles to defeat Japan. The entire A-P war alone from 1941 thru 1945 cost hundreds of thousands of American and allied deaths, injuries, POWs and MIAs with great sacrifices on the Home Front.
by Evan Sayet at Townhall
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.