Left-Wing Activist Judge Sentences Man Who Raped His Own 3-Year-Old Daughter To Probation

Judge Said Du Pont Heir ‘Will Not Fare Well’ In Prison – Delaware News Journal

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A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show.

Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.

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Richards’ 2009 rape case became public this month after attorneys for his ex-wife Tracy filed a lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the abuse of his daughter.

The fact that Jurden expressed concern that prison wasn’t right for Richards came as a surprise to defense lawyers and prosecutors who consider her a tough sentencing judge. Several noted that prison officials can put inmates in protective custody if they are worried about their safety, noting that child abusers are sometimes targeted by other inmates.

“It’s an extremely rare circumstance that prison serves the inmate well,” said Delaware Public Defender Brendan J. O’Neill, whose office represents defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. “Prison is to punish, to segregate the offender from society, and the notion that prison serves people well hasn’t proven to be true in most circumstances.”

O’Neill said he and his deputies have often argued that a defendant was too ill or frail for prison, but he has never seen a judge cite it as a “reason not to send someone to jail.”

Richards was no frail defendant, court records show, listing him at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and between 250 and 276 pounds. Nor do court records cite any physical illnesses.

O’Neill said the way the Richards case was handled might cause the public to be skeptical about “how a person with great wealth may be treated by the system.”

Richards, who is unemployed and supported by a trust fund, owns a 5,800-square-foot mansion in Greenville he bought for $1.8 million in 2005. He also lists a home in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach, according to the state’s sex abuse registry. His great-grandfather is du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont, and his father is Robert H. Richards III, a retired partner in the Richards Layton & Finger law firm.

Jurden, who has been a judge since 2001, and Superior Court President James T. Vaughn Jr. did not respond to questions last week about the case.

Deputy State Court Administrator Amy Quinlan said in an email that judges must consider the charges, state sentencing guidelines and “any mitigating or aggravating factors and recommendations” from prosecutors, defense lawyers, corrections officials and others. “That procedure was followed in this case as well.”

The lawsuit filed by Richards’ ex-wife accuses him of admitting to sexually abusing his infant son between 2005 and 2007, the same period when he abused his daughter starting when she was 3.

Police said they investigated allegations involving the boy in 2010 after his mother filed a complaint, but said they did not have sufficient evidence to justify charges. Investigators will take another look at the allegations included in the lawsuit, which are based on reports by probation officers.

The plea offer

Attorney General Beau Biden’s office had initially indicted Richards on two counts of second-degree rape of a child – Class B violent felonies that carry a mandatory 10-year prison term for each count.

According to the arrest warrant filed by a New Castle County Police Detective JoAnna Burton in December 2007, the girl, then 5, told her grandmother, Donna Burg, that Richards sexually abused her.

Burg said the child reported that her father told her it was “our little secret” but said she didn’t want “my daddy touching me anymore.” The girl said her father molested her in the bedrooms of her mother and brother in the mansion at 10 Summit Lane near Winterthur Museum, the arrest warrant said.

Tracy Richards, who confronted her then-husband, told police he admitted abusing his daughter but said “it was an accident and he would never do it again,” the warrant said.

Richards was free on $60,000 secured bail while awaiting trial on the charges that could have put him behind bars for years.

But in June 2008, just days before a scheduled trial, prosecutor Renee Hrivnak offered Richards a plea to a single count of fourth-degree rape, which carries no mandatory time, and he accepted, admitting in court that he abused his child.

“It was more than reasonable, an enlightened plea offer,” Richards attorney Eugene J. Maurer Jr. said.

Probation offered

Fourth-degree rape is a Class C violent felony that by law can bring up to 15 years in prison, though guidelines suggest zero to 2½ years in prison.

At his February 2009 sentencing, Hrivnak recommended probation, Biden’s chief deputy Ian R. McConnel said, adding that in retrospect he wished she would have sought prison time. Hrivnak would not comment.

Biden spokesman Jason Miller said the attorney general – who routinely hails the prosecution of child predators as a top priority for his office – did not know about the case.

Miller said only Hrivnak and her supervisor, Allison Texter, were part of the decision on how to resolve the case. Texter, who is now in private practice in Wilmington, did not return calls for comment.

State Prosecutor Kathleen M. Jennings could not discuss the case, McConnel said, because she had represented Richards while he was on probation. Jennings, a former chief deputy attorney general, rejoined the office in November 2011 after about 15 years in private practice. She would not say when she represented Richards.

McConnel would not discuss the rationale behind the Richards’ plea deal and Hrivnak’s recommendation of probation for the fourth-degree rape conviction.

He noted, however that prosecutors handling child sex cases routinely have difficulty relying on the testimony of youngsters, especially if the defendant is their father. The well-being of the child is paramount in such cases and parents and prosecutors are often reluctant to put children through the trauma of testifying and being cross-examined, he said.

“These cases are extremely complicated and difficult and we strive to do justice in each and every case to the best of our ability given the facts and circumstances presented,” McConnel said. “That sometimes results in a resolution that is less than what we would want.”

‘Will not fare well’

While judges have the latitude to sentence defendants within legal parameters, they are urged to follow more lenient guidelines established by the Delaware Sentencing Accountability Commission, a panel of judges and other top officials in the criminal justice system. The panel, known as SENTAC, has a policy that prison should be reserved for violent offenders, including rapists.

Jurden gave Richards, who had no previous criminal record, an eight-year prison term, but suspended all the prison time for probation.

“Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 setting,” said the final line of her sentencing order. In Delaware’s correctional system, Level 5 is prison.

Joseph S. Grubb, chief New Castle County prosecutor, said he was not involved in the case, but stressed that whether Richards’ might suffer or thrive in prison was not something prosecutors considered.

“It’s not a concern for us,” Grubb said. “We try to do the right thing in each case. Absent that equation is the physical condition of the defendant.”

Grubb said he did not know “how the judge gathered” that Richards might have trouble in prison, but assumed the presentence report included information she used. That report was not available in the court file.

O’Neill, the public defender, said that while Jurden’s rationale surprised him, “I commend her for making such a courageous ruling. When I find the appropriate place, I’m going to make that argument.”

Defense lawyer Michael W. Modica said he has argued that clients should be spared prison because of medical or mental issues, but judges routinely reject the suggestion. He said he recently persuaded a prosecutor not to recommend prison for a client who had cardiac bypass surgery while awaiting sentencing for a DUI, and the judge sentenced the man to home confinement.

“I’ve never heard of the judge saying in general that he is not going to do well,” Modica said. “Who thrives in jail?”

Treatment sentence

Jurden also ordered Richards to “participate in a sex offenders” treatment program after his lawyer provided her with an evaluation from a clinic in Massachusetts. Her order stipulated that he undergo inpatient treatment followed by outpatient treatment. The judge also ordered him to have no contact with children under 16 and prohibited him from possessing pornography.

Jurden’s order also included other mitigating circumstances considered before sentencing, citing his “strong family support” and “significant treatment needs which must be met.” The order noted, “Treatment needs exceed need for punishment,” which the SENTAC manual lists as a factor for judges to consider.

Attorneys said a treatment sentence is more common for first-time drug offenders, drunk drivers and the mentally ill, but is not unheard of for sex offenders. “It’s not completely out of left field that a judge would say that,” Grubb said.

Prosecutor Josette Manning, who spent six years in the sex crimes unit, said juvenile offenders in Delaware are often sent to out-of-state treatment facilities rather than a detention center. Some adults can get sex treatment in prison, she said, but when an offender can afford to pay the cost of inpatient treatment themselves, judges sometimes make that part of the sentence instead of prison.

“It’s absolutely appropriate for a judge to consider a defendant’s treatment needs during sentencing” for sex crimes, Manning said.

Modica, who has represented numerous sex offenders, said he has seen the need for treatment as a factor in reduced sentences for defendants in child porn cases but not for sex crimes. “I can’t think of a case like that,” he said.

Richards spent eight months on Level 3 probation, which requires weekly contacts with a probation officer, before Jurden moved him down to Level 2, which requires only monthly visits with a probation officer.

‘Right on’

County police chief Elmer Setting said that while police can’t control how attorneys and a judge resolve a case, “In serious situations where we have a guilty plea, we hope for prison time.”

Kendall Marlowe, executive director of National Association for Counsel for Children, said the bottom line is that individuals who abuse youngsters deserve to be punished.

“Child protection laws are there to safeguard children, and adults who knowingly harm children should be punished,” said Marlow, whose nonprofit agency assists lawyers who handle child welfare cases.

“Our prisons should be more rehabilitative environments, but the prison system’s inadequacies are not a justification for letting a child molester off the hook.”

Defense lawyer Joseph A. Hurley said it makes sense to him that the judge would be concerned about Richards’ time in prison.

“Sure, they have protective custody, but that is solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. We’re not a third-world society,” Hurley said.

“Sex offenders are the lowest of the low in prison,” Hurley said. “He’s a rich, white boy who is a wuss and a child perv. The prison can’t protect them, and Jan Jurden knows that reality. She is right on.”

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Iconic Left-Wing Journalist Calls For Obama’s Impeachment

Liberal Icon Urges Obama Impeachment – WorldNetDaily

Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history.

Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama.

And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment.

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Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way.

The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone… and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”

“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of powers,” Hentoff told WND. “Never before in our history has a president done these things.”

And just to make sure everyone knew how extremely serious he regarded the situation, the journalist added, “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”

Many have regarded Hentoff as the conscience of civil libertarianism and liberalism for decades.

Recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court, Hentoff was a columnist and staff writer with The Village Voice for 51 years, from 1957 until 2008, when his columns began appearing in WND.

Hentoff left the Voice after he looked into the abortion industry, was shocked by what he found and had a falling-out with colleagues.

The First Amendment expert still hews left on many issues, railing against former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the National Defense Authorization Act.

But he hasn’t liked Obama from the start.

“Within a few months after he was elected, I wrote a column saying he was going to be the most destructive, dangerous president we’ve ever had,” he said.

Hentoff said people he’d known for years told him to stop being so negative and to give Obama a chance.

“Well, we’ve given him a chance. I understated the case a little.”

In other words, Hentoff thinks Obama is the most dangerous and destructive president ever.

And, that’s why the veteran journalist thinks it’s time to begin looking into impeachment.

“He has no right to do these executive orders,” Hentoff insisted, his voice reaching a crescendo of indignation.

He says Obama gets away with it only because there is no outrage in Congress, no coverage by the media and no knowledge by the public.

“He’s in a position now where he figures he’s going to do whatever he wants to do.”

In fact, Hentoff said, Obama doesn’t even pretend to care about the separation of powers between the executive branch and Congress anymore, because “He’s the boss and hardly anybody cares enough” to stop him.

The most well-known examples of Obama changing or issuing laws with the stroke of a pen by issuing executive orders include:

* Delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare

* Changing the types of plans available under Obamacare

* Ensuring abortions would be covered under Obamacare

* Enacting key provisions of the failed Dream Act to halt deportations of illegal immigrants

* Enacting stricter gun-control measures

* Sealing presidential records

* Creating an economic council

* Creating a domestic policy council

* Changing pay grades

As WND previously reported, even the the far left-leaning FactCheck wrote, “It’s true that President Obama is increasingly using his executive powers in the face of staunch Republican opposition in Congress. He’s changed federal policies on immigration and welfare and appointed officials without congressional approval.”

“I would say that never before in our history had a president done these things,” Hentoff mused.

He noted that while Nixon merely claimed that winning an election gave him the right to do what he wanted, Obama is actually doing whatever he pleases.

The journalist said he doesn’t think any other president has acted so lawlessly as a matter of habit.

“So, if this isn’t a reason for at least the start of an independent investigation that would lead to impeachment, what is?”

Hentoff is baffled that Obama should escape such scrutiny when former President Bill Clinton faced impeachment just for being “a lousy liar.”

A big part of the problem, the journalist believes, is what he calls the utter ignorance of a huge portion of the population, which is not outraged at losing its basic right to be self-governing.

And Obama “doesn’t give a damn, because he can get away with whatever he wants.”

That’s why Hentoff called this the worst state the country has ever been in, “Even worse than Woodrow Wilson’s regime, when people could be arrested for speaking German.”

Compounding the problem he says, is the digital age, which has allowed the president to engage in unprecedented domestic spying with the apparatus of the National Security Agency.

WND asked if Obama really posed such a threat, considering he was a professor of constitutional law.

“People forget, he taught a course that he was not fully qualified to teach. But nobody seemed to care,” Hentoff observed.

He also pointed out that Obama was the only editor of the Harvard Law Review to never publish an article, something that went virtually unnoticed when voters considered his qualifications.

“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”

Hentoff mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” once personally lectured him that “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”

And, referring to Obama’s presidency, the journalist said, “That’s what that kind of affirmative-action did for us.”

He told WND that he firmly believed the president does not care about due process, the separation of powers, the concept of a self-governing republic or many other basic American ideals.

And that’s why, he said, “What Obama is doing now is about as un-American as you can get.”

Hentoff wanted to make sure no one thought he was engaging in hyperbole.

He said it was literally true that Obama is “the most un-American president we’ve ever had.”

And just to make sure everybody heard him, he added, “I hope the FBI got all of that.”

Hentoff is just the latest public figure to be added to the growing list of those mentioning the possible impeachment of President Obama.

WND has been keeping track, and that list now includes:

Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa; Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.

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Leftist Corruption Update: Obama’s FBI Partners With Left-Wing Extremist Group

Obama FBI Partners With Left-Wing Extremist Group – Townhall

The magnitude of this Obama administration’s “progressive” radicalism becomes more evident with each passing day. In recent months, there has been a drastic spike in acts of both anti-Christian and anti-conservative discrimination and intimidation on military bases across the country. This mounting harassment is not being carried out at the hands of regular enlisted folk but, rather, at the hands of high-ranking officials who, in their official capacity, are targeting Christian and conservative organizations and individuals in an effort to silence them.

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It has long been suspected that the Obama administration is using propaganda circulated by the roundly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, a left-wing extremist group that, in recent years, has adopted two primary goals: 1) raising truckloads of money and 2) smearing as “domestic hate groups” dozens of mainstream Christian ministries like the Family Research Council, or FRC, and the American Family Association, or AFA.

This suspicion has now been verified.

The problem on military bases has gotten so bad, in fact, that the U.S. Congress is demanding answers from the Pentagon. Recently, the AFA-affiliated OneNewsNow.com newsgroup reported that “Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Mississippi) is 1 of 38 members of Congress signing off on a letter to the Secretary of the Army – especially about an incident last month at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in which the Tupelo-based American Family Association was labeled in Army training material as a ‘hate group.’ The Army initially claimed it was an isolated incident.

“‘But as we looked into it, [we found] this is not an isolated incident,’ Nunnelee [told] OneNewsNow. ‘There are a number of cases where the Army has singled out the American Family Association and other Christian organizations as hate groups, and service men and women have been threatened with sanctions if they support these groups.”

After a tremendous public outcry – and in an embarrassing slap to the face of the SPLC – the Pentagon quickly backpedaled, later apologizing about the Camp Shelby incident and publicly admitting that, despite the SPLC’s absurd claims to the contrary, the AFA is not a “hate group.”

Still, rather than distancing itself from the anti-Christian SPLC as one might expect, the Obama administration has, instead, strengthened ties to the hard-left outfit. Even after this string of military scandals.

For instance, I recently learned that on its official website, the FBI lists as one of its primary “hate crimes resources,” the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This is especially mysterious when you consider that the FBI’s own verified hate crimes statistics are completely at odds with numbers put out by the SPLC in its fundraising propaganda. Whereas the FBI indicates that there was a sharp 24.3 percent decrease in hate crimes from 1996 to 2010, with racial hate crimes dropping by 41.9 percent, the SPLC incongruously claims that since 2000, the number of “hate groups” has somehow increased by 67.3 percent.

So send your money right away!

The FBI’s empirical data doesn’t track with the SPLC’s political propaganda. Consequently, by partnering so closely with this discredited organization, the Department of Justice significantly undermines its own credibility.

Still, while the SPLC has proven utterly unreliable in its actuarial acumen – as well as intentionally dishonest – it has also proven demonstrably dangerous in its prolonged campaign of anti-Christian agitation.

You may recall that it was the Southern Poverty Law Center’s somewhat clever, yet patently dishonest and reprehensible strategy of juxtaposing, as fellow “hate groups,” mainstream Christian organizations like the FRC and the AFA alongside violent extremist groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and the Skin Heads that, on Aug. 15, 2012, led to an actual act of domestic terrorism.

On that date, “gay” activist Floyd Lee Corkins II – who later confessed in court that he was spurred-on by the SPLC’s anti-Christian materials – entered the lobby of the Washington-based Family Research Council intending to kill every Christian within.

Corkins was armed with both a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches that he intended to rub in the faces of his would-be victims. (FRC had recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements he made.)

The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he shot Johnson who, despite a severely wounded arm, managed to tackle Corkins and disarm him.

Of Johnson’s actions, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned.”

I agree.

Upon hearing of Leo’s selfless act of heroism, I was reminded of John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

But according to both the SPLC and the FBI (by virtue of its close ties to the group), Leo’s heart is, instead, full of hate. Everyone at FRC is hateful.

In fact, if you happen to be a Bible-believing Christian, you too are hateful.

You get the drill.

The Obama administration has absolutely no business partnering with this extremist organization – and it’s an outrage that it does. If this troubles you as much as it does me, please contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000 and respectfully voice your concern. Then call or email your local FBI office. (Click here to find that location.) It’s critical that freedom-loving Americans light-up the FBI’s phone lines and demand that all facets of government completely disassociate from the SPLC and disavow any further use of its anti-Christian propaganda.

The Southern Poverty Law Center must be held accountable for its inflammatory and potentially deadly anti-Christian bigotry.

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Left-Wing Domestic Terrorist Attacks Conservative Family Research Council (Video)

See Terrorist With Gun Attack Family Research Council – WorldNetDaily

A video was released today revealing how a terrorist with a gun attacked the Family Research Council office in Washington last fall with the intention of killing everyone he could.

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The attacker was unsuccessful and was subdued after shooting building manager Leo Johnson in the arm and injuring him.

Floyd Lee Corkins II now has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, and during an interview with the FBI fingered the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center for describing publicly the FRC as a “hate” group, and listing it that way on the Internet.

The video reveals Corkins entering the building and approaching Johnson, then leaning over to place his backpack on the floor. When he straightens up, Corkins points a handgun – a loaded semi-automatic – directly at Johnson and fires.

Despite being wounded in the arm, Johnson is able to subdue Corkins after a brief struggle.

It is during an interview with FBI officers later when Corkins fingers the SPLC for his inspiration.

Asked by the FBI how he picked the FRC to attack, Corkins states, “It was a, uh, Southern Poverty Law, lists, uh, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.”

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The FRC reports when Corkins later pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, the SPLC “was connected in federal court in this first domestic terrorism conviction in Washington, D.C., under the post 9/11 law.”

“Floyd Corkins admitted his intention to ‘kill the people in the building and then smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich in their face,” the FRC explained. “The Southern Poverty Law Center has thus far refused to remove Family Research Council as a ‘hate group’ from its target map.”

WND had reported a day earlier that the link was made between the terrorist and the SPLC.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the executive vice president of FRC and also a member of the board of WND.com, said he’d like the U.S. government and its agencies to discontinue using, citing or working with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

And he said the media should quite quoting the SPLC, citing from its reports and writing and reporting on its claims.

According to the government’s sentencing memorandum in the case against Corkins, who is now expected to be sentenced sometime in June, the “mass killing of innocent civilians” was averted narrowly by “the heroic intervening actions of Leonardo Johnson, a building manager/security guard who was seriously injured as a result.”

It happened when Corkins came to the FRC office intending to shoot everyone he could, but was stopped by Johnson, who wrestled Corkins into submission even though he had been shot in the arm.

See “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception,” which reveals the threat that is hidden in plain sight for Americans.

Among the counts to which Corkins has pleaded guilty is an “Act of [Domestic] Terrorism while Armed.”

During an FBI interview of Corkins after he was taken into custody, an agent asked Corkins, “What was your intention… You’re… a political activist you said?”

Corkins responded: “Yeah, I wanted to kill the people in the building and then smear a Chicken-fil-A sandwich on their face.”

FBI: “And you, what was your intention when you went in there with the gun?”

Corkins: “Uh, it was to kill as many people as I could.”

Key to the case, according to the government’s document, was that “He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center website.”

FRC officials repeatedly have explained they adhere to a biblical perspective on homosexuality, but are not “anti-gay.”

“Consistent with his statement to the FBI, a… search of Corkins’s family computer revealed that on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12, Corkins used the computer to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, as well as the websites for the FRC and the second organization on his handwritten list. The FBI later recovered from Corkins’s home several printed Mapquest and Google maps, dated August 12, 2012, for directions to the FRC and the second organization, as well as the pad of stationary paper used by Corkins to create his handwritten list of targets,” the government explained.

A WND message left with Rebecca Sturtevant of the SPLC requesting a comment did not generate a response.

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Justice Department Connections To Left-Wing Domestic Terrorist Enablers

Justice Department Connections To Left-Wing Domestic Terrorist Enablers – Canada Free Press

Thanks to complicit news media, most Americans probably do not know of, or at least do not remember, Floyd Corkins. They should, however, because last year, Corkins became one of the latest in a long line of left-wing domestic terrorists, one who sought to commit violence to the furtherance of his political aims.

For those for whom his name does not ring a bell, Corkins was the assailant who tried to shoot his way into the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative pro-family group, shooting and wounding a guard who nevertheless was able to subdue and hold Corkins until police arrived. During his indictment on charges of terrorism and other crimes, Corkins admitted that he was motivated by his hatred of the FRC’s anti-gay marriage stance, and decided that he was going to shoot as many people at the FRC as possible, smear Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in their faces as they lay dying, and then escape and do the same thing at three other conservative organizations, which he also had on a “target list” and intended to shoot up.

This was not, of course, the first time that socially-liberal left-wing activists have threatened or committed actual violence in the cause of their political ends. Radical homosexual activists have been at work assaulting and intimidating their opponents. For instance, homosexual activists recently suggested that snipers should “take out” Peter LaBarbera, the President of Americans for Truth, Illinois, because of his organization’s opposition to the imposition of their radical agenda onto Illinoians. From the same article, homosexuals in Massachusetts have been busy threatening pro-family groups and individuals, going so far as to publish the names and addresses of people signing pro-family petitions, with the intent that these same individuals would be targeted by violent extremists. In California, Maine, and elsewhere, homosexual activists vandalized homes and churches and called for the murder of people who supported the anti-gay marriage propositions that ultimately passed in both of those states. Indeed, radical homosexual activists have been engaged in a low-level terrorism campaign against churches, pastors, conservative organizations, and other opponents since the late 1980s, when homosexuals and their pro-abortionist allies were calling in threats to pro-life pastors, vandalizing Catholic churches, and even firebombing churches in California. In 1991, when then-Governor Pete Wilson vetoed a “gay rights” bill that was sent to his desk, rioting homosexuals broke through police barriers, broke windows in office buildings, set properties on fire, and shattered the kneecap of one police officer by flinging shards of plate glass at him like they were Frisbees.

Despite the relative handful of shootings and clinic bombings by so-called “pro-lifers,” the fact also remains that pro-abortions have also committed much more violence and terrorism, with hundreds of physical assaults, acid attacks, and vehicular assaults being committed against pro-lifers by abortion supporters since the late 1980s. Indeed, many of these attacks are made against elderly or infirmed protestors who are simply exercising their constitutional free speech rights by opposing abortion. On September 11, 2009, Harlan Drake, a pro-abortionist, murdered Michigan pro-life activist Jim Pouillon in a clearly politically motivated murder. Couple this with the steady flow of political violence by unions, the arsons and bombings by environmentalists and animal rights activists, and the assaults, bomb-making, property damage, and arson by your more run-of-the-mill Occupy/Communist leaning lefties, and it looks like I was entirely right to state that left-wingers are a danger to society.

But back to Floyd Corkins. Wherever could Floyd have gotten the idea that the Family Research Council was a deplorable “hate” group that needed to be “taught a lesson”? The answer to that question is from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) web-based map of “hate” groups, whose demonization of conservative groups apparently motivated this shooter to “take care of business.” The Family Research Council, as well as the other three targets of Corkin’s murderous intentions, is all listed on the SPLC’s vitriolic, hate-filled website.

What is the Southern Poverty Law Center?

What is the Southern Poverty Law Center? It is a radical Left organization that promotes a far-Left political agenda under the guise of being a “civil rights” organization. However, there is little civil and hardly anything right about the SPLC. This group earns its bread by acting as a legal and social bully against conservative groups that oppose its radical agenda. Using its inordinate access to the media, it is able to smear its opponents while trying to intimidate them into silence. By attempting to lump mainstream conservative and libertarian groups together with obvious hate groups like the KKK or Aryan Nations – the SPLC once smeared the Ludwig von Mises Institute (which focuses almost solely on libertarian economic issues) as “Hitlerian” in a magazine issue that featured Hitler’s face superimposed on an American flag – this group slanders people who are concerned about liberty and traditional values in this country. Meanwhile, the SPLC serves as a front and support for a variety of pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-Islamic terrorism, and pro-Communist groups. Basically, the SPLC is an anti-American agitation group. Another area of concern for the SPLC is in promoting and encouraging illegal immigration – the SPLC features on its “hate list” many prominent and not-so-prominent groups and individuals who speak out against illegal immigration.

In short, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a left-wing hate group. If you’re a left-wing wacko like Floyd Corkins who is seeking direction for aiming your political violence and terrorism, the SPLC’s rhetoric and its online “target list” are tailor-made to help you find out who needs to be hit. In this sense, the SPLC most definitely served as an aid and abettor to the terroristic assault made by Floyd Corkins.

“But that’s unfair!” the lefties are already surely crying. Is it? After all, the SPLC itself made that exact same type of argument – with a much less credible premise – to try to tie Jared Loughner, who shot Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011, to Sarah Palin in particular, and the broader Right in general. Witness this attempt by the SPLC to claim that Loughner was “really” a right-wing constitutionalist and probably a Tea Partier. Never mind the facts that Loughner hated George Bush, was an atheist who hated religion, had a copy of the Communist Manifesto in his apartment, and despised Gabby Giffords for being a “moderate” Democrat who wasn’t liberal enough for his liking. According to the SPLC (and other lefties), the fact that Giffords’ district had a mock bull’s-eye over it in a piece of campaign literature from Palin’s PAC (indicating that Gifford’s opponent was “targeting” the district for a Republican pickup), this alone motivated Loughner, who had no affinity for Palin, and who didn’t possess any of her PAC’s literature, to literally target Rep. Giffords.

Following the SPLC’s own logic, how much more likely is it that Floyd Corkins, who was already zealous to do something in the cause of “gay rights” and was obviously looking for a convenient list of enemies against which to act, would have been further radicalized by the fanatical and extremist tenor of the SPLC’s rhetoric and the publication of its “enemies list”? Unlike with Loughner and Palin, there IS a direct, proven, self-admitted connection between Corkins and the material he obtained from the SPLC’s website. Oddly enough, unlike when the SPLC’s Mark Potok went on TV to try to link Loughner to Palin and opined that “there is no exoneration” for hate speech that incites others to violence, this group is strangely silent about this most recent revelation of Corkins’ motivation to violence by the SPLC’s own hate speech.

Doubly troubling, however, is the fact that the SPLC is a partner organization with Obama and Holder’s Justice Department, whereby they supposedly work together to “reduce hate” (funny, but I always thought that the purpose of the Justice Department was to reduce crime, including things like shootings). The inclusion of the SPLC in this partnership clearly shows that the Obama administration is only interested in advancing the most extremist left-wing agenda possible. In doing so, it is giving credibility and credence to a group that helped to radicalize at least one left-wing domestic terrorist so far, with who knows how many more to come in the future.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, however. The Obama administration is no stranger to using violence in the pursuit of its agenda. Remember Fast and Furious and Operation Gunwalker, in which the BATFE rigged background checks for individuals, who then “walked” hundreds of genuine assault rifles over the Mexican border to the drug cartels, weapons which have subsequently been used to murder hundreds of Mexican citizens, as well as at least two U.S. border patrol agents? The ultimate aim of this operation was to increase gun violence, giving the Obama administration an excuse to call for stricter gun control laws. Don’t forget that this is the same President who has claimed for himself and his administration the power to assassinate American citizens with drones, without any sort of due process. The same President who has been firing military officers who refuse to state that they would order troops to fire on American citizens on American soil if commanded to. The same President whose Justice Department has been given the power to indefinitely detain American citizens, even after they have been acquitted in a court of law. The same President and his Party who want to restrict, and eventually confiscate, all civilian firearm ownership, even while his government actively stockpiles billions of rounds of ammunition and even the most desk-jockeyish of federal agencies are purchasing hundreds of fully-automatic rifles, presumably for use against the American people at some point or another.

In short, he is America’s very own ten-cent Catiline, seeking to overthrow our Constitution and establish his “rule” (as opposed to “governance”), inside or outside constitutional, legal bounds.

It’s not surprising that such an administration would find a ready and useful ally in a group such as the SPLC. A radicalizing agent like the SPLC fits right in with the plans for tyranny that Obama and his crew have for America. Bully, tyrannize, terrorize – all in the name of advancing the “progressive” agenda by any means necessary. The question is, what is the average American citizen – you, your families, your friends, your church members, your co-workers – going to do about it when more and more Floyd Corkinses start appearing, as the leftist radicalization efforts continue to be stepped up?

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Former Left-Wing Michigan Supreme Court Justice Pleads Guilty To Felony Bank Fraud

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway Pleads Guilty To Felony Bank Fraud – Detroit Free Press

Retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway pleaded guilty to felony bank fraud today and is expected to be sentenced May 28.

Hathaway stood quietly at a podium in U.S District Court in Ann Arbor this morning, acknowledging she intentionally defrauded a federally insured financial institution with the short sale of her Grosse Pointe Park home.

According to an agreement negotiated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, her punishment is limited to up to 18 months behind bars or could be as little as four-10 months if a pre-sentence report determines there was no actual financial loss. Hathaway also could receive a sentence of three-five years of supervised release, be fined up to $30,000 and pay restitution of up to $90,000, according to the agreement. She waived her right to appeal the case after sentencing.

“Yes, Your Honor, I agree,” Hathaway said to U.S. Eastern District Judge John Corbett O’Meara.

Hathaway’s only “no” response came when O’Meara asked her about using her position as a Michigan Supreme Court judge as part of the scheme.

“Did you use your status as a public employee in your attempt to defraud?” O’Meara asked her.

“No,” she responded.

Hathaway retired Jan. 21 amid the scandal involving the short sale.

Hathaway was charged Jan. 18 with one count of bank fraud after investigators said she moved ownership of property in Florida to relatives so she could qualify for the short sale. Hathaway allegedly told financial institution ING Direct she could no longer afford the house payments on the Michigan home.

In a civil filing in November, the U.S. Justice Department accused Hathaway and her husband, attorney Michael Kingsley, of fraudulently concealing their net worth.

The short sale in Michigan allowed the couple to erase nearly $600,000 in mortgage debt on the $1.5-million Grosse Pointe Park home on Lakeview Court, which eventually sold for $850,000. The debt-free Windermere, Fla., home then went back into their names. Hathaway’s attorney, Steve Fishman, said outside the courthouse that ING Direct is claiming they lost far less than the mortgage debt erased by the short sale.

“It’s important for people to know that now we’re down to the actual loss as calculated by ING… and they’re saying it’s between $40,000 and $90,000,” Fishman said, pointing out that Hathaway could have just walked away from the home altogether.

“I say the loss is nothing… because the bank netted probably in the vicinity of $150,000 more from the fact that there was a short sale than if it had been a foreclosure and a sheriff’s sale. And that will be part of the discussion when we come back for sentencing.”

Hathaway left the bench after announcing the decision to retire Jan. 7 after the Judicial Tenure Commission filed a complaint and sought her immediate suspension. The commission alleged she committed “blatant and brazen” misconduct violations in connection with private real estate transactions.

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Elderly Couple Forced Out Of Home After Left-Wing, Racist Director Tweets That George Zimmerman Lives At Their Address

Elderly Couple Forced Out Of Home After Tweet Claims Killer Of Trayvon Martin Lives There – Fox News

An elderly Florida couple have been forced to move into a hotel after their home address was wrongly tweeted as belonging to the man who shot teen Trayvon Martin.

The tweets were traced back to a man in California and the address was also reportedly retweeted by director Spike Lee to his almost 250,000 followers.

The couple, aged 70 and 72, have been harassed with hate mail, been hassled by media and had scared neighbors questioning them since the tweet, their son Chip Humble told the Orlando Sentinel.

Fearful for their safety, and hoping to escape the spotlight, the couple have temporarily moved to a hotel.

The confusion seems to stem from the fact the woman’s son is named William George Zimmerman and he lived briefly at the address in 1995.

When William Zimmerman pleaded with the man who tweeted the address, the man responded, “Black power all day. No justice, no peace” along with an obscenity.

Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in a Sanford gated community on Feb. 26, with emotions and anger running at fever pitch while he remains free.

William Zimmerman said he used his mother and stepfather’s address to register a car, get a drivers license and vote when he lived there after college.

“This is really scary, and I’m concerned for my family,” William Zimmerman said. “It’s scary because there are people who aren’t mentally right and will take this information and run with it.

“To endanger people who are innocent because people are angry is not the answer. That’s not how we’re going to heal. It’s not [going] to help the Martin family for someone else to be hurt.”

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Top Ten Lunatic Fringe Ron Paul Supporters


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1. David Duke (Former Louisiana State Representative – Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard)

2. Cindy Sheehan (Prominent Left-Wing, Anti-War Extremist)

3. Don Black (Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard – Current Member Of ‘The American Nazi Party’ – Owner Of The ‘Stormfront’ Online White Supremicist Forum)

4. Liz Hourican (Spokesperson For The Pro-Hamas, Anti-Israel, Left-Wing Extremist Organization ‘Code Pink’)

5. Willis Carto (White Supremacist – Holocaust Denier – Co-Founder Of ‘The National Alliance’ With ‘Turner Diaries’ Author William Pierce)

6. Alex Jones (Radio Talk Show Host – Prominent 9/11 Truther – Anti-Government Propagandist Filmmaker – Owner Of The ‘PrisonPlanet’ And ‘InfoWars’ Conspiracy Theorist Websites)

7. Jess Mazour (Organizer Of The Des Moines, Iowa Chapter Of The Anti-American, Left-Wing Extremist ‘Occupy’ Movement)

8. William Alexander White (Neo-Nazi – Founder Of The ‘American National Socialist Workers’ Party’)

9. Jesse Ventura (Former Minnesota Governor – Former Professional Wrestler – Steroid Abuser – 9/11 Truther – Anti-Religious Zealot Who Once Stated That “Organized Religion Is A Sham And A Crutch For Weak-Minded People.”)

10. James Edwards (Host Of The White Supremicist ‘Political Cesspool’ Radio Program Broadcast On ‘Stormfront Radio’ And Sponsored By ‘The Institute For Historical Review’ Holocaust Deniers Group)

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