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

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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 ...

Bob Barr: ‘Over-criminalization — bragging could land you in federal jail’

Bob Barr
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For decades, it has been a federal crime to employ the mails, the phones, or other forms of interstate communication (pretty much any manner of communicating these days) to engage in or perpetrate a fraud on another person or other persons. It is not the mere act of deceiving someone that causes the heavy hand of the federal criminal law to be marshalled against a person engaging in a misrepresentation, but the fact that he or she employs such “scheme or artifice” to defraud someone out of money or something of value; in other words, engaging in a scam to steal money from people.… Read more ...