WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday.
Almost 305,000 federal workers and retirees owed back taxes as of Sept. 30. That’s down from 318,000 the year before.
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Ohio police officers have finally found the five punks, all between ages 14 and 17, who tricked a 15-year-old autistic kid into thinking he was doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead filled the bucket with urine, feces and cigarette butts and posted to his Instagram.
The Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetze said they are not releasing the names yet because the investigation is still pending.
In the video, which the boy’s mom found on his cellphone, he is standing in a driveway in his underwear when someone from the roof dumps a bucket of a murky brown liquid on him.
“He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards and then he didn’t want anybody to know,” Diane, his mom, said.
Comedian Drew Carey, whose hometown is Bay Village, offered to donate $10,000 to fund finding those responsible for the bullying. Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg later joined in and offered to bring it up to $30,000.
An Oregon family is outraged after the man who murdered their teenage daughter more than two decades ago was granted parole.
KOIN 6 News reports that Conrad Engweiler was just 15-years-old at the time of the murder, but was tried as an adult and sentenced to life behind bars with a minimum of 30 years, a sentence which Oregon law didn’t allow at the time.
The killer, Engweiler is scheduled to be released from prison next month, and will be required to register as a sex offender.
MYTH – THE DEATH-PENALTY IS FAR MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A LIFE SENTENCE (that myth is courtesy of the anti-death penalty zealots)
The anti-death penalty folks and their accomplices in the old media always claim that the death penalty costs far more than a Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentence.
Excerpted from an article by Dudley Sharp,
As a general rule, death penalty cost studies are worthless. Those that purport to compare life without parole (LWOP) costs to death penalty costs are, in most cases, like comparing apples to kangaroos not apples to apples.
For example, death penalty costs calculation include pre-trial, trial, appeals AND incarceration. Yet the anti-death penalty gang only calculates the cost of incarceration for LWOP. HUGE PROBLEM for their credibility.
There is no reason that the death penalty, in general, should be more expensive than LWOP and, in many, if not most cases, the death penalty should be less expensive.
TAKE VIRGINIA AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW A DEATH SENTENCE SHOULD WORK. How the death penalty will save money over life without parole in Virginia.
Virginia executes condemned killers in 5 to 7 years, (Compared to Kentucky’s average stay on death row of 15 years, the longest being 30 years).
65% of those sentenced to death in Virginia have been executed (In Kentucky only 3 of 36, or 8% have been executed since 1976).
Only 15% of their death penalty cases are overturned.
Virginia’s Supreme Court is more conservative than Kentucky’s far more liberal Supreme Court
With the high costs of long-term imprisonment, such a system, as Virginia’s, a true life sentence will be much more expensive than a death sentence.
All states could duplicate Virginia’s protocol, with the major exception that we can’t transfer Virginia’s appellate judges to other states.
Officers with the San Diego Police Department are outraged after a man convicted of killing one of their own and sentenced to life in prison without parole may be eligible for release.
NBC TV in San Diego reports that gang member Jesus Cecena, was sentenced to LWOP in 1978 for murdering a police officer during a traffic stop. In 1985 Cecena’s sentence was reduced to seven years to life, allowing him to then be eligible for parole.
A two-member panel recently recommended Cecena’s release to Governor Brown’s office. The Governor has until September to decide on whether or not to grant parole.
A MILITARY CONVICTED CRIMINAL GOES TO THE HEAD OF THE MEDICAL SERVICES LINE (FOR HIS SEX CHANGE OPERATION) – WHILE MANY REAL MILITARY PATRIOTS WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WERE WOUNDED DIE WAITING IN THAT SAME LINE.
More than 200 Vermont prisoners have been shipped to the LEE ADJUSTMENT CENTER in Beattyville, Kentucky. They are now under a lockdown and confined to their cells for more than a week because of violence. In 2004, Vermont prisoners were involved in a riot at a CCA facility. It is reported that the lockdown is a result of “potentially gang related assaults.”
Vermont authorities plan to visit the privately run prison (Corrections Corporation of America – CCA). Only Vermont prisoners, totaling 461 to date are housed at the 845-bed Lee County Prison. For Vermont – space issues, money woes and difficulties in constructing in-state prisons are among the reasons for moving these thugs to Kentucky.
THE CCA IS IMPORTING VIOLENT GANG MEMBERS TO OUR STATE. ONE CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT WHEN THEY ARE RELEASED THEY COULD REMAIN IN OUR STATE.
THANKS A LOT CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA. WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU WE DON’T NEED ANY ENEMIES!!!
BRANDY DURMAN (Widow of Bryan Durman, the Lex. Police Officer who was run over and killed by Glenn Doneghy) received a letter from the Kentucky Parole Board announcing that Doneghy was up for Parole after only serving 3.8 years of his 20 year sentence. letter from the Kentucky Parole Board announcing that Doneghy was up for Parole after only serving 3.8 years of his 20 year sentence.
Among other things, they told her in the letter:
- The crimes of which Doneghy was convicted, MANSLAUGHTER 2nd DEGREE (Running over, and violently killing Ofc. Bryan Durman), & ASSAULT 2nd DEGREE (For stabbing Lt. Sam Murdock with a knife) were “NON-VIOLENT CRIMES.
- In addition, they informed her that the Durman family can only have 10 people attend the Victim Hearing, and that they would be limited to 30 minutes total in which to explain their loss and opinion about paroling Doneghy.
- They told her that the Parole Board had the folowing options:
a. Grant parole to Doneghy.
b. Defer Doneghy’s parole for a period of 24 months.
4. They told Brandy Durman that Doneghy had served 3.8 years of his 20 year sentence, and that he has approximately 9.9 years remaining on that sentence.
WAIT A MINUTE! The jury gave that killer 20 years. 3.8 years plus 9.9 years adds up to 13.7 years total. What the HELL happened to the other 6.3 years that the jury thought they gave to Doneghy??????
BRANDY is pretty hot about the shabby treatment of survivors of homicide victims and crime victims in general by the Criminal Justice System in general and the parole Board in particular.
READER RESPONSE: Over 4,500 readers responded with outrage at the idea that Glenn Doneghy could possibly be paroled after serving only 3.8 years of a 20 year sentence.
ON-LINE PETITION TO OPPOSE THE EARLY PAROLE OF GLENN DONEGHY PLANNED.
HEY, CRIME-FIGHTERS, I just learned that because the Parole Board has limited the number of people who could attend the Victims Hearing, that Brandy Durman is going to create an ON-LINE PETITION so those who oppose the EARLY PAROLE of Glenn Doneghy can sign it and thereby voice their own opposition.
STAY TUNED Crime-Fighters – We’ll let you know when it’s ready to be signed.
READER RESPONSE: Over 850 readers responded to this outrage. One former Corrections Dept employee shared his inside information about the entire parole process as follows:
“He can have supporters at his hearing, he will yap all he wants and have time to present the parole board with his trivial insignificant certificates to them and tell them how much he will abide by the conditions of his parole! Waste of time, set a percentage and abolish the parole board.”
Want an example?
A criminal is sentenced to 10 years in prison. Does that mean he has to serve 10 years. Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha – Hell no!
That laughter you hear is either the criminal who knows better; his attorney who also knows better; The Governor who knows better; or the Legislature who knows better. They just hope that the public doesn’t find out the scam they have pulled on the tax-payers.
They all know that 10 year sentence is really eligible for parole after serving only 20% of that 10 year sentence. 2 YEARS!! You heard that right 2 YEARS.
Furthermore, that criminal can get all sorts of time subtracted from his sentence for being a “GOOD BOY” in prison.
“PRETEND SENTENCING;” that’s what our elected leaders have given us.
Shame on all of us Crime-Fighters for just taking it like a buch of sheep. It is a real OUTRAGE!