Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jailing Kids for CA$H

From the Associated Press:

Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash
Judges allegedly took $2.6 million in payoffs to put juveniles in lockups

"WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses.
The explanation, prosecutors say, was corruption on the bench.
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers."

Click here to read the whole story at MSNBC

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Crosier Scandal: To Be Fair...

To be fair, and even in an unfair world I always try to be fair .... one of the local newspapers has now reported the story about the Crosier pedophile priest law suit settlement on their website. However, there is nothing yet up on the Mille Lacs County Times website.

I guess Hannabelle just "scooped" them!