Kwame Kilpatrick serving longest prison corruption sentence in history


Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was shipped to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Tuesday before being transferred to a permanent facility where he will serve the longest political corruption prison sentence ever handed down to someone.

Kilpatrick is being temporarily housed at a federal transfer center in Oklahoma City. No word on where Kilpatrick will permanently serve his 28-year term. 

Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison early


Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a North Carolina correctional facility to begin serving his 30 month sentence on Tuesday.

The former congressman pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds, and using them for personal use. He was ordered to pay the money back in restitution in addition to his sentence.

From Chicago Tribune:

A day earlier, Jackson had tried to report to the prison near Durham, N.C. but was turned away, according to Chris McConnell, executive assistant at Butner. McConnell declined to specify why Jackson was not allowed to surrender Monday, but the ex-congressman’s appearance Monday came four days earlier than was ordered, court documents show. Burke said did not know what transpired to let Jackson enter custody today.

NYPD Claims Man Killed Himself by Running into Stopped Police Car, Contradicting Earlier Report

Last year, 27 year-old Brooklyn resident Tamon Robinson was killed after being chased by a police cruiser.

In a police report filed a week after the incident, it is clearly stated that the police vehicle hit Robinson.

But now, despite multiple eye witness stories and the initial police report; the NYPD has made an about-face, claiming that Robinson killed himself by running into a stopped police car:

Police Brutality Case Lifts Veil on Chicago Police ‘Code of Silence’

A clear and blatant case of police brutality from 2007 has resulted in a $850,000 settlement for the victim, and has once again lifted the veil on the shady, corrupt tactics utilized by the CPD to protect their own.

In 2007, Officer Anthony Abbate was caught on tape brutally assaulting female bartender Karolina Obrycka.

In the wake of the incident, Abbate and his fellow officers  threatened Obrycka and her friends over the release of the tape, and made every attempt to silence anyone who tried to speak out or report on the incident.

MUST READ: "How the GOP Became The Party of the Rich"

Rolling Stone writer Tim Dickinson’s latest article tackles a question you’ve probably been asking yourself for quite some time now.

 “How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich” is an epic piece of writing, and it’s more than worth a good read.

Dickinson takes us back to the early days of the Reagan Administration, when the concept of “Starving The Beast” first came to be. And we learn why, for today’s GOPers,  going back on a pledge to Grover Norquist is like reneging on a deal with the devil.

According to Dickinson, the current mindset of the GOP is what happens when politicians sell their souls and votes to the wealthiest 1% of Americans.

He writes: