Tag Archives: criminal justice

Libertarian Party: “Get ready to strip for unpaid traffic ticket”

From a national Libertarian Party announcement and press release, at the LP website: here.

LP Chair: “Get Ready To Strip For Unpaid Traffic Ticket”
April 4th, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party denounces a U.S. Supreme Court decision,
which on Monday struck down a legal complaint by a New Jersey man who was
subjected to invasive strip searches after being erroneously detained on
suspicion of an unpaid fine.… Read more ...

Green Party seeks abolition of prison nation and police state abuses in the US

From a Green Party of the United States press release: here.

Green Party seeks abolition of Prison Nation and
Police State abuses in the US

Green Party of the United States / Friday, March 16, 2012

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Greens promote sane justice system and security policies, including a halt to the War on Drugs and constitutional violations

2012 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, July 12-15, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.Read more ...

Reverend Billy found “not guilty”, and announces support for Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy, aka Billy Talen, ran for Mayor of New York City in 2009, on the Green Party line.Press Release from the Reverend Billy Bulletin:

Occupy Wall Street Support, Reverend Billy Not Guilty

 Reverend Billy and The Choir at Kayford Mountain, WV the site of extensive Moutain Top Removal photo Brennan Cavanaugh
Today (October 20, 2011) in Manhattan Criminal Court Honorable Judge James Burke found longtime NYC activist Reverend Billy Talen not guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.… Read more ...

Green Party Renews Call for Moratorium on Tasers

This press release from the Green Party of Suffolk appeared in some local on-line newspapers:

from Village Tattler, Huntington
Green Party Renews Call for Moratorium on Tasers in Suffolk

By Dorf Schwatzer, on June 4th, 2011

“The Green Party of Suffolk is outraged to discover that Suffolk County has continued using Tasers against its residents,” said its chair Roger Snyder.

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Green Party: With Osama bin Laden’s Death, Rapid Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Based on a national Green Party press release, as posted at onthewilderside.com:

Green party anti-war poster

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Green Party leaders on Monday expressed hope that news of the killing of Osama bin Laden marks a new stage, in which US troops are withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan; air assaults on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya are halted; the US presses Israel to observe full human rights and justice for the Palestinian people; and violations of domestic civil liberties are overturned.

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Georgia Green Party to Gov. Deal: Investigate ‘ongoing pattern’ of inmate abuse

On The Wilder Side:

Sunflower

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In a letter sent this morning to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, officers of the Georgia Green Party urged that he suspend five Department of Corrections employees at Telfair State Prison pending the results of an investigation into the criminal assault of January 12th on Georgia inmate Shawn Whatley.… Read more ...

IPR blogtalk 1/24/10: Paulie, Andy Jacobs and Brian Bittner discuss harassment of petitioners and Andy’s arrest

Yesterday evening, Andy Jacobs and I (Paulie) discussed harassment of ballot access petitioners, including Andy’s arrest outside a public library while petitioning to get the Green and Libertarian Parties back on the Maryland ballot. For the first hour of the show we were joined by Maryland Green Party Co-Chair Brian Bittner.… Read more ...

Former Governor Jesse Ventura sues the TSA over airport patdown

(excerpt from) UPI
Ventura sues TSA over airport patdown

Published: Jan. 25, 2011 at 1:18 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown…

The suit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Transportation Security Administration and TSA Administrator John Pistole, the newspaper said.

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RESCHEDULED: IPR Blogtalk today (Monday): Brian Bittner, Andy Jacobs on Maryland ballot access petitioning and arrest

UPDATE: I screwed up last week and scheduled the show for 15 minutes, and Andy also was not on the call. This time I have made sure that we will have long enough for the show. It will be on today (Monday) at 8 PM Eastern time, and I will also try to make sure everyone is on this time.Read more ...

Maryland Greens and Libertarians hand in signatures; petitioners harassed, one arrested at public library

[Posted by Paulie]

The Maryland Green Party submitted 14,842 signatures and the Maryland Libertarian Party submitted 13,787 signatures towards a requirement of 10,000 valid signatures. The deadline for submitting additional signatures has been extended to March 7:

The Maryland petition deadline for a party that wishes to obtain, or regain, its qualified status is not until August 2012.

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Georgia Greens Demand Answers on Inmate’s Brutal Treatment

Excerpt from a press release posted at the website of the national Green Party:

Georgia Green Party
Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Georgia Greens Demand Answers on Inmate’s Brutal Treatment
Macon State inmate Transported to Atlanta Medical Center

In a New Year’s Eve letter sent to Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal, officers of the Georgia Green Party asked why the Georgia Department of Corrections withheld from Terrance Dean’s family news of his condition and whereabouts.

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Australian Greens: Assange’s rights should be upheld

From a press release of December 6, 2010, re-tweeted today, December 15, 2010:

Assange’s rights should be upheld: Brown
The Australian Greens
Monday 6th December 2010

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today the government needs to make it very clear that Julian Assange has the same rights as any other Australian who is abroad and that his rights will be looked after by the Australian authorities.… Read more ...