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“Soledad Brother” John Clutchette Granted Parole: Will CA Governor Jerry Brown Reverse the Decision?

“Soledad Brother” John Clutchette Granted Parole: Will CA Governor Jerry Brown Reverse the Decision?

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On January 12, 2018, the California Board of Parole Hearings granted parole to an elderly inmate named John Clutchette. However, supporters of parole for Clutchette are concerned that California Governor Jerry Brown will reverse the Board’s decision, and Clutchette will not be released.

Supporters have a reason to be concerned. After all, this is exactly what happened in 2016 when Clutchette was similarly granted parole by the Board but Governor Brown chose to reverse the Board’s ruling.

Legal scholar Angela A. Allen-Bell, a professor at Southern University Law Center and students in her “Law and Minorities” class began researching Clutchette’s legal battle over a year ago. Following extensive research they have concluded that “the law has been used to perpetuate an injustice in Mr. Clutchette’s case.”

Why did Governor Brown deny parole to 74-year-old John Clutchette?  In our interview with Professor Bell, she refers to Brown’s written explanation for his 2016 parole reversal, where Brown cites the (more…)

‘Big Brother’ spacecraft launches: World’s first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

‘Big Brother’ spacecraft launches: World’s first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

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A British satellite could provide a full colour, high-definition video of our planet from space, even picking up objects as small as 26 inches (65cm) big on the ground.

 

The ‘Big Brother’ video satellite, which is currently still a prototype can capture videos of individual people from orbit in high definition.

 

It was one of 31 payloads sent up in the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries.

Source: ‘Big Brother’ spacecraft launches: World’s first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

Heretical Greek text of ‘Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James’ is discovered by biblical scholars in Oxford after being lost for 1,600 years

Heretical Greek text of ‘Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James’ is discovered by biblical scholars in Oxford after being lost for 1,600 years

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Fragments of a 1,600-year-old Greek document describe Jesus’ teachings
 
He passes on knowledge of the heavenly realm and future events to James
 
The text is from the heretical Gnostic story the ‘First Apocalypse of James’
 
Gnosticism is an early and mysterious form of Christianity that was mostly stamped out by orthodox Christians

Source: Heretical Greek text of ‘Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James’ is discovered by biblical scholars in Oxford after being lost for 1,600 years

Two year old hero rescues his twin brother trapped under heavy furniture

Two year old hero rescues his twin brother trapped under heavy furniture

A young boy has been hailed as a hero after rescuing his twin brother, who was trapped under a large dresser that had tipped over in a bedroom.

Footage of the incident was posted on Facebook by proud father Ricky Shoff after a bedroom security camera captured the moment in Utah.

Source: Two year old hero rescues his twin brother trapped under heavy furniture

Obama’s Trump-supporting half-brother to attend presidential debate in Las Vegas as guest of The Donald

Obama’s Trump-supporting half-brother to attend presidential debate in Las Vegas as guest of The Donald

President Barack Obama’s older half-brother, Malik, will be supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump at the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas.

“I’m excited to be at the debate. Trump can make America great again,” he told Page Six ahead of Wednesday’s debate.

Kenyan-born Malik announced his support for Trump in July, saying he is unhappy with the work of his brother’s administration, citing the “mess” in the Middle East as an example.

“He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth and he speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct,” Malik told Reuters in July. “He’s just straight-forward.”
Source: Obama’s Trump-supporting half-brother to attend presidential debate in Las Vegas as guest of The Donald

Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry stands in David Cameron’s old constituency for UK Green Party

Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry stands in David Cameron’s old constituency for UK Green Party

Witney, Oxfordshire, is about to feel the Bern. Well, kind of. Larry Sanders, brother of US Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, is running as the UK Green Party candidate for former Prime Minister David Cameron’s parliamentary constituency. Bernie’s older brother Larry will run against the Conservative Party’s pick to replace Cameron, a local councilor and barrister. […]Source: Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry stands in David Cameron’s old constituency for UK Green Party

Trump hosted Bin Laden’s half-brother: Report

Trump hosted Bin Laden’s half-brother: Report

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made millions of dollars from his deals with Saudi Arabia, which included leasing an apartment to former al-Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden’s half-brother, a new report shows.  Saudis paid Trump $4.5 million in June 2001, and bought the 45th floor of the real estate mogul’s Trump World Tower […]Source: Trump hosted Bin Laden’s half-brother: Report

Obama’s Half-Brother Says He’s Voting for Donald Trump

Obama’s Half-Brother Says He’s Voting for Donald Trump

President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik, also known as Abongo or Roy, is about three years older than his more famous half-sibling. (The two men had the same father but different mothers.) Barack and Malik did not grow up together, as Malik was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, while Barack was born in Hawaii and […]Source: Obama’s Half-Brother Says He’s Voting for Donald Trump

People power! Amish man beats Big Brother 4 times running

People power! Amish man beats Big Brother 4 times running

‘If at first you don’t succeed at harassing a farmer …try again, and again, and again’

State and township officials in Pennsylvania who have been trying to disrupt an Amish farmer’s practice of allowing members of a private food-buyers club into his barn to buy his products have gone to court and lost.

And gone to court, and lost. And a third time. And even a fourth.

“If at first you don’t succeed at harassing a farmer out of business, try again … and again … and again,” explains a report from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, which works on, monitors, and reports on such fights.

“That has been the tack the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Hopewell Township have taken since 2012 against Amish farmer and FTCLDF member Chris Zook. Four times either the commonwealth or the township have brought a court action for alleged violations of either the local zoning code or the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code against Zook; each time the farmer has emerged victorious,” the report said.

FTCLDF General Counsel Gary Cox has represented Zook.
Source: People power! Amish man beats Big Brother 4 times running