Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

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7 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 has obtained video of Judge Frederic Schott becoming angry with a prosecutor during a hearing in Seminole County. The exchange between Schott and Assistant State Attorney Diana Miers happened on March 11 and was captured on courtroom video. A jury had just found a woman guilty of driving under […]

Co-Pilot Accused Of Intentionally Locking Out Pilot And Crashing Germanwings Flight 9525

16 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A French prosecutor has issued a statement that the co-pilot of Germanwings 9525, Andreas Lubitz, locked out the pilot of the plane and then intentionally crashed the plane in the French Alps. The conclusion adds a new horrific detail to an already horrific crash. It was not an accident according to a review of the […]

Is “Taxpayer” Now Verboten?

18 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed how there appears to an ever-expanding list of words deemed inappropriate or biases. It appears “taxpayer” may be the next suspect noun. While Republicans and Democrats alike have made pitches to protecting taxpayers, New Republic’s Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote an articleobjecting that the use of the word in the 2016 budget […]

Remember When Having Fun Was This Easy?

20 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I had to share this video posted by a shopper who captured kids discovering a far better use of fans than just moving air. It is a shame that the cost and complexity of fun rises with age... Filed under: Society

The Bergdahl Trial: A Desertion Trial In Search of A Defense

20 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Bergdahl case will raise some considerable challenges for the defense in what could be one of the most notable desertion cases in modern U.S. history. That is, if it goes to trial. This would seem a case where everyone may prefer a plea. The evidence is strong against Bergdahl, though there is clearly a […]

Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

After months of alleged delay for political reasons until after the elections, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The evidence of desertion is strong, leading many to question the long delay in the investigation. The impression has been that the Administration did not want to address the […]

LAPD Under Fire After Arranging Mexican Mafia Leader To Wealthy Dinner For The Entertainment Of Business Executives

There is a bizarre story out of Los Angeles where the Los Angeles Police Department spent $22,000 (and had 38 LAPD employees work 320 hours) to bring Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, the infamous ex-Mexican Mafia leader, to an exclusive dinner for private executives. He was featured as a secret, surprise speaker for the well-healed group called […]

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia: Ban All Christian Sites

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, who serves as the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, is calling for Kuwait to follow the lead of Saudi Arabia and ban the construction of any Christian religious site. While Islamic leaders like the Grand Mufti are outraged with any slight or restriction of their religion, they deny the most […]

George Mason Students Invent Device To Douse Fires With Sound Waves

This is one of the most impressive new inventions that I have seen recently and it is the work of two George Mason students. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have created a fire extinguisher using low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. According to George Mason, the two undergraduate students decided to try […]

Texas Attorney Under Fire For Sticker Campaign Declaring Businesses Are “Exclusively For White People”

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Today we have been discussing the call for disbarment against a California attorney for seeking an anti-Gay measure for the state ballot. In Texas, you have another attorney who has attracted controversy over stickers on local businesses reading “exclusively for white people.” The shirtless Adam Reposa is seen in a video defending the campaign. [Warning […]

California Attorney Facing Bar Complaint Over Proposed Measure To Allow For The Execution Of Gays And Lesbians

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Attorney Matt McLaughlin, an attorney in Huntington Beach, California, is facing a call for disbarment after he filed for a statewide resolution that would legalize the execution of gay people and make it a crime to support gay rights in the state. Anyone can file such papers and, for just $200, force the attorney general […]

“I Wasn’t Interested In Justice”: Prosecutor Writes Apology To Innocent Man That He Sent To Prison 30 Years Ago

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have often discussed how prosecutors rarely are held accountable for botched trials due to misconduct or sending innocent people to jail. There remains a body count mentality with many prosecutors that tends to fuel such violations. One former prosecutor has proven the exception, however. Attorney A.M. Stroud III has written a letter, later published […]

Seven Jewish Children Burned Alive In New York Due To Leaving Hot Plate On To Adhere To Ultra-Orthodox Sabbath Rules

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Seven children are being flown to Israel after dying in a fire in Brooklyn. The fire was started by a common practice among Ultra-Orthodox jews. Since they believe God does not want them to use fire or engage in any work (including the turning on of appliances) on the Sabbath, they turn on hot plates […]

Why America Remains The World’s Greatest Hope

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I only learned today that there is a whole series of YouTube videos on how to open a beer with a chainsaw. In watching this video, tears came to my eyes as I thought: “This is why America will remain the inspiration of the world.” I cannot imagine why everyone, in seeing a chainsaw, does […]

Muslim Cleric Defends Mob That Murdered Woman And Warns Police Not To Punish Anyone For The Crime

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

One of the cleric at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Afghanistan warned police not to punish anyone for the brutal murder of a woman by a mob after she was accused of burning a Koran (Quran). Despite the fact that the rumor that the woman burned the Koran appears false, even the local police […]

Woman Beaten To Death And Set Alight In Afghanistan Was Wrongly Accused

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor If it was possible to add another injustice levied against Farkhunda, a woman who suffered a brutal murder at the hands of a mob in Afghanistan that insisted she burned a Koran, authorities publicly announced she was in fact innocent of these claims. In response to this outrage, a day […]

Supreme Coolness

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Cara L. Gallagher, weekend contributor Warning! This post contains House of Cards spoilers. Beware/Enjoy! The Supreme Court has never been cooler than it is right now. I place the kickoff around the summer of 2013 with a Tumbler page adorably called Notorious R.B.G. dedicated to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. By last summer, the website […]

Should Starbucks Just Brew Coffee And Not Controversy?

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Many are aware of Starbucks Corporation’s “Race Together” campaign where company senior management proffered to promote a dialogue on race relations among their customers. The main initial manifestation of the decision was for baristas to write the words “Race Together” on cups and encouraging a discussion on the matter. Cups […]

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Threatened Germany Over Snowden Asylum

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor During a conference held to award Journalist Glenn Greenwald the Siebenpfeiffer Prize for Journalism, Greenwald reported a conversation in which German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. In this theShow More Summary

A Concerning Look At Privacy In Cloud Computing

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor There is an interesting video on Slashdot of an interview with Tom Henderson, principle researcher at Extreme Labs, Inc. He provides a primer into his well founded concerns on privacy in the world of cloud computing. His research has led him to the position of distrust of companies hired to […]

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