The jury in Dylann Roof’s federal trial deliberated less than 2 hours, and convicted him on all counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and weapons charges.
The panel of nine Whites people and three Blacks will reconvene on January 3, 2017 to decide whether Roof is sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
Minutes after the verdict was read, Roof told U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel he wanted to represent himself during the penalty phase.
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I first became acquainted with NavyDad in 2012. His twitter handle is (@ILoveMyWife0007)
I became acquainted with his wife in 2013 after I opened an account on Twitter.
They are wonderful people, dedicated to advocating equal justice. I’ve known them to also help others. You might have seen his comments on this blog. They are appreciated supporters.
Through the years, a known cyber-harasser has doxed and mocked them. The harasser has posted their names, photo, address and telephone number on the internet.
The couple has 5 children, the youngest being 2 years old. The wife homeschools and NavyDad works full-time. They have a disabled son.
For months, they have looked for an affordable residence that will accommodate their family, including their disabled son. They finally found an apartment that will accomplish that, but need financial help to make the move. They are $3,000 short and their move-in date…
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On July 11, 2016, the United States Department of Justice published a press release announcing the sentencing of Mir Islam of New York, NY. Islam, 22-years old, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on three federal charges stemming from a conspiracy to commit various crimes related to the “swatting” and “doxing” of dozens of victims, interstate transmission of threats, cyber-stalking, making a false bomb threat against a university in Arizona ,and a pattern of online harassment constituting cyber-stalking against a university student. All of the charges stem from Islam’s activities that took place between February and September 2013.
Mir Islam, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, was arrested in September 2013. In addition to the prison time, the Honorable Randolph D. Moss ordered Islam to be placed on three years of supervised release following the prison term. During his supervised release, Mir Islam must agree to computer monitoring…
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The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1865, reads as follows:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Contrary to popular opinion, the United States Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution did not end legalized slavery in this country. Convicted criminals are eligible to be subject to the condition as a part of punishment for their crimes. With the advent of prison privatization and the constant search for cheap labor, this glaring loophole in the 13th Amendment has been used to improve the bottom lines and profit margins of private businesses – not the least of which includes the private prison…
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Initially, no charges were pressed, but police have renewed the investigation.
Last month, 15-year-old Chase Coleman got lost during a cross country race in Rochester.
According to witnesses, Coleman — who is autistic, nearly nonverbal, and African American — was running down the middle of the road when Martin MacDonald, a 57-year-old white man, got out of his car and shoved the teenager to the ground. Before driving away, MacDonald allegedly shouted, “Get out of here!”
Chase’s mother, Clarise Coleman, wanted to press charges against MacDonald, but a judge in Rochester initially denied the request for an arrest warrant.
After the case received an onslaught of media attention, however, police in Rochester changed their minds. They announced on Monday that they are renewing their investigation into the case.
“If that man had been black and Chase had been white, and that [police] report went in, he’d have been…
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Kenneth and Jackie Johnson with a photo of Kendrick.
It’s been a long journey for the parents of Kendrick Johnson. In January 2013, the 17-year old’s body was found in a gym mat in the high school he attended. Local authorities ruled the death an accident. Kendrick’s parents hired a pathologist who found that Kendrick died of blunt force trauma.
To add insult to injury, all of Kendrick’s internal organs were missing, replaced with newspaper.
In April 2013, Kendrick’s parents Jackie, Kenneth Johnson, and 5 family members protested outside of the courthouse. The protest was designed to pressure the local sheriff’s office to release the investigative file of Kendrick’s death. They were arrested. In January 2015, they were convicted of civil disobedience. Their sentence was suspended for…
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On October 17, 2016, I received notification from Automattic that Santiago Rodriguez filed a DMCA notice against this blog. It was for a photo that I posted on Cyberharassers Make Direct Threats To Blogger Xena – Update. The photo is from Santiago’s Facebook page, “Diego Rodriguez” and I captioned it as such. As of this posting, the link is still active.
Here’s the notice;
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