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Wisconsin Teenagers Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder: Two 14-year-old boys were sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison for the brutal murder of one of the boy's great-grandmother in 2012.  Ryan Gorman of The Daily Mail reports that the victim, Barbara Olsen, was murdered after both boys took turns beating her with a hatchet and hammer nearly 30 times in an attempt to steal money from her.  The judge has decided that both boys will be eligible for parole at the age of 50.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced to Prison: Former Illinois Democratic congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr., has been sentenced to spend 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 worth of campaign funds on personal items.  The Associated Press reports that both Jackson and his wife have admitted to spending thousands of campaign dollars on items such as fur coats, expensive restaurant tabs,  and a Rolex watch.  Under federal sentencing guidelines, Jackson Jr. faced up to 57 months in federal prison. 

Convicted Murderer Accused of Killing Again: Scottie Thompson, an Illinois man convicted of murder and released from prison 20 years early, has been arrested and charged in the brutal murder of a 20-year-old man.  Lauren Trager of News 4 reports that Thompson was on parole and wearing an ankle monitor when he beat 20-year-old Dakota Jones to death and dumped his body in a lake over the weekend.  Recently, Illinois has adopted a "truth in sentencing" law which will require murderers to fulfill their entire sentence prior to being released.      

Stop and Frisk Ruling May Jeopardize Safety: A ruling made by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordering the New York Police Department to alter its stop and frisk policy based on allegations of racial profiling could put pubilc safety at risk in many of the state's high-crime neighborhoods.  Heather Macdonald of the City Journal writes that Judge Scheindlin made the ruling based on her belief that the number of individuals stopped should reflect racial population ratios.  In the high-crime New York neighborhood of Fort Greene Blacks and Hispanics were responsible for 99 percent of all violent crime and over 93 percent of all crime in general.  This suggests that the majority of people stopped would be Black or Hispanic, a factor that Judge Scheindlin neglected to consider when handing down her ruling on Tuesday.

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| Sentenced to Life for Murder...Eligible for parole at the age of 50 |

One of the most piteous realities each American faces,
perhaps as early as his teen years,
is that a prison sentence of "life" is but a lie, only at times
coincidental with the honest meaning of the word.

Similar to learning the reality of "tolerance" and "racism",
that they dishonestly run only one way,
every post-WWII, 'evolving' American, learns
early the duplicity of an increasingly Godless society.

~Adamakis

But why are we surprised?

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated in 2005 that about 45% of parolees completed their sentences successfully, while 38% were returned to prison, and 11% absconded [49% were unsuccessful]. These statistics, the DOJ says, are relatively unchanged since 1995".
--wikipedia

~Adamakis

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