Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Court In Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters To Three Years Imprisonment

1 hour agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor We previously wrote HERE and HERE of the arrest, conviction, and sentencing several Al-Jazeera reporters for the dubious accusation of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood through their coverage of the “civil war” in Egypt. Now in its latest retrial, the Court sentenced Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to three […]

Garbage In, Garbage Out: San Jose Considers Installing License Plate Readers On Garbage Trucks

23 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmen Johnny Khamis and Raul Peralez proposed installing license plate readers on garbage trucks. If there is one thing apparently that is important to the collection of your trash and rubbish it is reading every license plate in the neighborhood it seems. The city […]

License Plate Data Mining By Police Partially Curtailed By Red Tape After 80Gb Drive Got Full

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Those who strongly advocate for both privacy and efficient government are sure to be perplexed. Oakland Police, which has a License Plate Recognition system that gathers thousands of its citizens’ license plate data via cameras, decided to reduce their license plate data-mining retention time after the underlying hard drive storing […]

WA State Senators Declare Supreme Court Order “Unconstitutional”

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A sign of the current education situation in Washington State took a turn for the obvious when, showing a fundamental lack of knowledge of basic civics, a coalition of Washington State Senators declared an order of the State Supreme Court to be Unconstitutional. That’s right, the several senators seem to […]

University of Tennessee Considers Adopting Gender Neutral Pronouns Like “Ze,” “Hir,” and “Xyr” To Avoid Discrimination

While this may be just another “he said, she said” situation, a document released at the University of Tennessee suggests that it may be actually a “ze said, xe said” situation. Donna Braquet the director of the university’s Pride Center is asking faculty and students to drop using “he” and “she” in favor of using […]

Baba Fide: New York Court Rules Mother Goes Son $5000 For Undelivered Bar Mitzvah Gift From Grandmother

New York has a rather bizarre case this week where Jordan Zeidman, 20, sued his own mother, Shirley Zeidman, 54, to recover $5,000 that his grandmother gave him as a bar mitzvah gift. Shirley Zeidman has now been found liable for conversion and unjust enrichment. It might not have been a bona fide but it […]

“Judge” Brown Goes To Jail Over Contemptuous Encounter With Real Judge

Former TV judge Joe Brown, 66, has surrendered to Tennessee deputies to begin serving a five-day jail term for contempt of court. Brown was held in contempt by Magistrate Judge Harold Horne for an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014. He took the issue all the way up to the Tennessee Supreme Court, which […]

The Brown Family Files Briefs In Sisters Wives Case In Denver

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Today the briefs of the Brown family arrived at the Denver courthouse in the Sister Wives case now before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. (The actual electronic filing was made the night before under the federal ECF system). I continue to serve as lead counsel to the Brown family in […]

Second Highest Ranking Albuquerque Educator Arrested After Disclosure That He Has Charges for Child Sexual Assault and Other Violations Pending Colorado

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Timothy Jason Martinez, was just a week ago looking a $160,000 a year job as the former deputy superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools. That is over as he now faces multiple felony charges, including child sexual assault. What is astonishing is that Albuquerque appeared clueless about prior arrests in hiring Martinez as the second in […]

Grand Jury Clears Des Moines Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Unarmed Man Who Walked “With A Purpose” Toward Her Car

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Des Moines Officer Vanessa Miller will not face charges after a grand jury looked at her shooting of Ryan Bolinger, 28. Miller shot Bolinger from her car after he approached her car by “walking with a purpose.” Miller had chased Bolinger after he got out of his car earlier and began dancing. After he stopped, […]

What To Do With 10,000 iPhones . . .

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

My daughter sent me this incredible videotape of a 10,000 iPhone 5 Domino display. The finish is particularly impressive. For those of us still trying to learn all of the features on our iPhones, this is yet another. under: Uncategorized

Former Reporter Guns Down News Crew On Live Television

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We often discuss the “perils of the press” in humorous stories of the unexpected for journalists. However, we are often reminded of the dangers faced by reporters in their daily jobs. Today offered one such tragic example from Moneta, Virginia. Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the name on-air of Bryce Williams, shot and killed WDBJ […]

Meet Bear, The Dog That Helped Nail Jared of Subway

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

One of the most interesting aspects of the case against Jared Fogle, Subway pitchman, for pornography was the use of a dog named Bear. While incorrectly called a “porn sniffing bloodhound,” Bear is actually one of five dogs trained to find hidden electronic data devices. Bear found the thumbdrive used to incriminate Fogle. The black […]

Russians Sentence Ukrainian Filmmaker To 20 Years Despite Recantation By Main Witness And Allegations of Torture

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The crackdown on free speech continued in Russia this week with the sentencing of a leading critic of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, a Crimean nature, was given 20 years for conspiracy to commit terror attacks. Critics have denounced the case as a sham prosecution of a critic and compared […]

Chinese Woman Told That She Had To Dump or Drink Bottle of Cognac Before Boarding . . . She Drinks Bottle and Is Then Told She Is Too Drunk To Board

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have all been in this position. We buy a coffee or water and TSA informs us that we have to drink it or toss it before going through security. (Just on the other side of the TSA is often a Starbucks mirroring the one that you just visited and ready to sell you the […]

Getting A Feel For Art: Teenager In Taipei Trips and Puts Fist Through Italian Masterpiece

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

“Flowers”, an oil-on-canvas work by Italian artist Paolo Porpora valued at $1.5 million, is one of the highlights of the show Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius exhibition in Taipei. That face got something of a black eye when a teenager slipped and put this fist through the painting. We have previously discussed the […]

Alabama Officer Shoots And Kills Man Wielding A Large Spoon

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a growing outcry in Tuscaloosa, Ala. after a police officer fatally shot a man wielding a “large metal spoon in a threatening manner.” Jeffory Ray Tevis, 50, was killed after a confrontation with the officer on his balcony. Police say that he may have been “suffering from a mental episode”... […]

Laugh Less, Protest More? Comedians Reportedly Avoiding Colleges and Universities Due To Speech Regulations

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting story out this week of how comedians are avoiding college campuses due to the increasing levels of speech regulations and complaints over speech deemed insulting to any group. We have been discussing the rapid expansion of speech controls on campuses and the loss of core principles of free speech that once […]

Idaho School Bans Confederate Flag On Student’s Car

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed the ongoing controversy over the confederate flag as well as past cases of student speech being curtailed. This story combines those themes after Jordan Beattie, a student at Cossa Academy in Wilder, Idaho was banned from flying the confederate flag that his girlfriend had him. He was told that the flag […]

Palmyra Falls: ISIS Reportedly Blows Up Ancient Temple of Baalshamin

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have been following the disgusting acts of the Islamic State in wiping out any culture, art, or education not directly advancing Islam. The Muslim extremists have bulldozed or dynamited ancient church and temples as well as museums under its twisted view of Islam. Now one of the greatest jewels of ancient Syria reportedly has […]

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