Busted by the Feds

A Manual for Defendants Fighting Federal Prosecution

Author: Larry Fassler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964490864

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 4903


Busted by the Feds

A Manual for Defendants Facing Federal Prosecution

Author: Larry Fassler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964490871

Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 2285

Busted by the Feds is an indispensable guidebook for anyone defending agianst federal criminal charges. It explains the entire criminal process as the defendant will experience it, and explains all the dangers that one will face. It also contains all the federal sentencing guidelines, and explains how they are applied.

Behold a Pale Horse

Author: William Cooper

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781622335022

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5040

Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.

Beat the Feds in Court

A Self-help Legal Resource for Every American

Author: Edward Aaron Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530581092

Category:

Page: 776

View: 2526

The Constitution names only three federal crimes: treason, piracy, counterfeiting, and no other crimes whatsoever. Learn the Classified Legal Secrets that the Federal Government does not want you to know, and what licensed attorneys will not tell you. Get the hottest selling and most controversial self-help legal resource ever released to the Public, NOW!

Underground

Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier

Author: Suelette Dreyfus,Julian Assange

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 085786260X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 5880

Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world’s biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575271

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6211

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual; 2016-2017 Edition

Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.,United States Sentencing Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640020009

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are rules that set out a uniform sentencing policy for individuals and organizations convicted of felonies and serious (Class A) misdemeanors in the United States federal courts system. This 2016-2017 Edition includes all amendments to the Guidelines through November 1, 2016. Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introductions, Authority, and General Application Principles Chapter 2 - Offense Conduct Chapter 3 - Adjustments Chapter 4 - Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Chapter 5 - Determining the Sentence Chapter 6 - Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Chapter 7 - Violations of Probation and Supervised Release Chapter 8 - Sentencing of Organizations Appendix A - Statutory Index Index to Guidelines Manual List of Departure Provisions

Arrest-Proof Yourself

Author: Dale Carson,Wes Denham

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613748043

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 7391

"Arrest-Proof Yourself will teach you everything you need to know about dirty cops, racial profiling, probable cause, search and seizure laws, your right to remain silent, and much more. This how-not-to guide will keep you safe and sound all year long." --Zink magazine What do you say if a cop pulls you over and asks to search your car? What if he gets up in your face and uses a racial slur? What if there's a roach in the ashtray? And what if your hot-headed teenage son is at the wheel? If you read this book, you'll know exactly what to do and say. More people than ever are getting arrested—usually for petty offenses against laws that rarely used to be enforced. And because arrest information is so easily available via the Internet, just one little arrest can disqualify you from jobs, financing, and education. This eye-opening book tells you everything you need to know about how cops operate, the little things that can get you in trouble, and how to stay free from the hungry jaws of the criminal justice system. It is now updated with new and important information on the right of the police to search your car; on guns, knives, and self-defense; and on changes in surveillance methods. Dale C. Carson was an FBI field agent, a SWAT sniper, an instructor at the FBI academy, and a Miami police officer who set Florida records for felony arrests. He is currently a criminal defense attorney. Wes Denham is the author of Arrested.

Snitch

Informants, Cooperators & the Corruption of Justice

Author: Ethan Brown

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1586486330

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3265

Our criminal justice system favors defendants who know how to play the "5K game": criminals who are so savvy about the cooperation process that they repeatedly commit serious crimes knowing they can be sent back to the streets if they simply cooperate with prosecutors. In Snitch, investigative reporter Ethan Brown shows through a compelling series of case profiles how the sentencing guidelines for drug-related offenses, along with the 5K1.1 section, have unintentionally created a "cottage industry of cooperators," and led to fabricated evidence. The result is wrongful convictions and appallingly gruesome crimes, including the grisly murder of the Harvey family in Richmond, Virginia and the well-publicized murder of Imette St. Guillen in New York City. This cooperator-coddling criminal justice system has ignited the infamous "Stop Snitching" movement in urban neighborhoods, deplored by everyone from the NAACP to the mayor of Boston for encouraging witness intimidation. But as Snitch shows, the movement is actually a cry against the harsh sentencing guidelines for drug-related crimes, and a call for hustlers to return to "old school" street values, like: do the crime, do the time. Combining deep knowledge of the criminal justice system with frontline true crime reporting, Snitch is a shocking and brutally troubling report about the state of American justice when it's no longer clear who are the good guys and who are the bad.

Steal this Book

Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 9025

Classic counterculture literature.

Hacker Crackdown

Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535486903

Category:

Page: 292

View: 9509

A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines 2016-2017

Author: United States Sentencing Commission

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539850779

Category:

Page: 628

View: 1306

Do you have the 2016-2017 Federal Sentencing Guidelines? This edition of the Guidelines Manual reflects amendments including: Compassionate Release Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release Animal Fighting Child Pornography Circuit Conflicts CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS Offenses Against the Person-Homicide, Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse and Offenses Related to Registration as a Sex Offender, Kidnapping, Abduction, or Unlawful Restraint, Air Piracy and Offenses Against Mass Transportation Systems, Threatening or Harassing Communications, Hoaxes, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Basic Economic Offenses-Theft, Embezzlement, Receipt of Stolen Property, Property Destruction, and Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit-Burglary and Trespass, Robbery, Extortion, and Blackmail, Commercial Bribery and Kickbacks, Counterfeiting and Infringement of Copyright or Trademark, Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws Offenses Involving Drugs And Narco-Terrorism including Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession; Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Unlawful Possession, and Regulatory Violations Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering-Racketeering, Extortionate Extension of Credit, Gambling, Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, and Labor Racketeering Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, and Obscenity-Promoting A Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Obscenity Offenses Involving Individual Rights-Civil Rights, Political Rights, Privacy and Eavesdropping, Peonage, Involuntary Servitude, Slave Trade, and Child Soldiers Offenses Involving the Administration of Justice Offenses Involving Public Safety-Explosives and Arson, Firearms, and Mailing Injurious Articles Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports Offenses Involving National Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Treason, Sabotage, Espionage and Related Offenses, Evasion of Military Service, Prohibited Financial Transactions and Exports, and Providing Material Support to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Materials, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, Consumer Products, and Odometer Laws. Adjustments-Victim-Related Adjustments, Role in the Offense, Obstruction and Related Adjustments, Multiple Counts, Acceptance of Responsibility, Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Determining the Sentence-Sentencing Table, Probation, Imprisonment, Supervised Release, Restitution, Fines, Assessments, Forfeitures, Sentencing Options, Implementing the Total Sentence of Imprisonment, Specific Offender Characteristics, Relief From Disability, and Departures, Substantial Assistance to Authorities, Other Grounds for Departure, Early Disposition Programs Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Violations of Probation and Supervised Release-Authority, Background, Resolution of Major Issues, The Basic Approach, A Concluding Note, and Probation and Supervised Release Violations Sentencing of Organizations-General Application Principles, Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct, and Effective Compliance and Ethics Program

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Author: Greg Palast

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121323X

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 3311

"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

The COINTELPRO Papers

Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States

Author: Ward Churchill,Jim Vander Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896086494

Category: Political Science

Page: 467

View: 859

FBI documents and original interviews reveal the FBI's political campaigns from 1956 into the 1980s.

Snitching

Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice

Author: Alexandra Natapoff

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758975

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 6041

What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, a trait inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists and self-deluded charlatans, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that criminality may be inherited as a set of genetic deficits that place one at risk for theft, violence, and sexual deviance. If that is so, we may soon confront proposals for genetically modifying “at risk” fetuses or doctoring up criminals so their brains operate like those of law-abiding citizens. In The Criminal Brain, well-known criminologist Nicole Rafter traces the sometimes violent history of these criminological theories and provides an introduction to current biological theories of crime, or biocriminology, with predictions of how these theories are likely to develop in the future. What do these new theories assert? Are they as dangerous as their forerunners, which the Nazis and other eugenicists used to sterilize, incarcerate, and even execute thousands of supposed “born” criminals? How can we prepare for a future in which leaders may propose crime-control programs based on biology? Enhanced with fascinating illustrations and written in lively prose, The Criminal Brain examines these issues in light of the history of ideas about the criminal brain. By tracing the birth and growth of enduring ideas in criminology, as well as by recognizing historical patterns in the interplay of politics and science, she offers ways to evaluate new theories of the criminal brain that may radically reshape ideas about the causes of criminal behavior.

BMF

The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family

Author: Mara Shalhoup

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429958424

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 2394

In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T," rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in a city and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld. Ruthlessness fueled BMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall. When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses. Utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory's empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine — and a half-dozen unsolved murders.

Beyond Convergence

World Without Order

Author: National Defense University (US)

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975720421

Category: Computer networks

Page: 402

View: 3832

The world order built upon the Peace of Westphalia is faltering. State fragility or failure are endemic, with no fewer than one-third of the states in the United Nations earning a "high warning"-or worse-in the Fragile States Index, and an equal number suffering a decline in sustainability over the past decade.1 State weakness invites a range of illicit actors, including international terrorists, globally networked insurgents, and transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). The presence and operations of these entities keep states weak and incapable of effective governance, and limit the possibility of fruitful partnerships with the United States and its allies. Illicit organizations and their networks fuel corruption, eroding state legitimacy among the governed, and sowing doubt that the state is a genuine guardian of the public interest. These networks can penetrate the state, leading to state capture, and even criminal sovereignty.2 A growing number of weak and corrupt states is creating gaping holes in the global rule-based system of states that we depend on for our security and prosperity. Indeed, the chapters of this book suggest the emergence of a highly adaptive and parasitic alternative ecosystem, based on criminal commerce and extreme violence, with little regard for what we commonly conceive of as the public interest or the public good. The last 10 years have seen unprecedented growth in interactivity between and among a wide range of illicit networks, as well as the emergence of hybrid organizations that use methods characteristic of both terrorist and criminal groups. In a convergence of interests, terrorist organizations collaborate with cartels, and trafficking organizations collude with insurgents. International terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, engage energetically in transnational crime to raise funds for their operations. Prominent criminal organizations like Los Zetas in Mexico and D-Company in Pakistan have adopted the symbolic violence of terrorists-the propaganda of the deed-to secure their "turf." And networked insurgents, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), have adopted the techniques of both crime and terror.