Tag Archives: Washington Times

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Uriel Gerardo-Olivas was sentenced Friday following a court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk. Media reports say he also will receive a dishonorable discharge. In return for pleading Read More…

Inmate escapes Oklahoma prison, may have left in vehicle

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says an inmate at the minimum-security Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has escaped. A DOC news release says 39-year-old Christopher Jacobs was discovered missing around 10 a.m. Saturday. The department says other inmates told investigators Jacobs walked away from the unfenced prison and got into Read More…

6 Tennessee corrections officers resign after investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says six corrections officer have resigned after an internal investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct. The Commercial Appeal reports that the identities of the deputies were not provided. A social media post from the sheriff’s office said the investigations focused on inappropriate relationships with inmates at Read More…

Louisiana man convicted of kidnap, torture, sexual abuse

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man. The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell of Baton Rouge on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree battery and two counts of second-degree sexual battery. His sentencing is Read More…

EDITORIAL: Trump, Squad feud demonstrates how juvenile politics has become

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Politics is sometimes a lot like high school, with its surfeit of backbiting, goofy, mean occasionally clever nicknames, and scrambling for popularity, but the latest cannonading of tweets and trivia between President Trump and “the Squad” is taking metaphor a bridge too far. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ladies, Read More…

EDITORIAL: 18 taxpayers strike a pose as billionaires for the people

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Virtue-signaling” is a favorite sport on the rich left. Baseball, boxing and football are for sissies. Virtue-signaling is the current fad word for acting “holier than thou,” perfected by creative liberals to publicly express feel-good sentiments to advertise a signaler’s moral correctness. Virtue-signaling should not be confused with virtue, which is a godly trait Read More…

EDITORIAL: Nike disrespects Betsy Ross

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The executive suites of corporate America have been the source of a lot of bonehead mistakes. Some of those mistakes are famous (perhaps infamous to stockholders): New Coke, the AOL-Time Warner merger, the Blockbuster Video (remember them?) decision to turn down a profitable acquisition offer from Netflix. But Nike’s capitulation to the new forces Read More…