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Trump Threatens Long Jail Sentences Over Campaign ‘Spying’

May 18, 2019 |

Trump Threatens Long Jail Sentences Over Campaign ‘Spying’“My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics,” Trump said Friday on Twitter. Trump has said he’s in favor of Attorney General William Barr’s decision to investigate the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.



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Chelsea Manning Is Headed Back to Jail

May 16, 2019 |

Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail—again—for refusing to testify to a grand jury, the AP reports. A judge on Thursday ordered Manning back to the Alexandria Detention Center until she agrees to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks or until the grand jury term expires in…
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Man Nicknamed ‘Sovereign’ Hacked Appalachian Trail Hiker to Death Weeks After Release From Jail: Feds

May 13, 2019 |

Man Nicknamed ‘Sovereign’ Hacked Appalachian Trail Hiker to Death Weeks After Release From Jail: FedsPhoto Illustration by The Daily BeastA man who calls himself “Sovereign” was charged with attacking two Appalachian Trail hikers with a machete, killing one of them—just weeks after he pleaded guilty to threatening other trekkers and was set free, authorities said on Sunday.James L. Jordan, 30, from West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, allegedly knifed an unidentified man and woman early Saturday morning in an isolated stretch of the 2,190-mile hiking trail that runs through Wythe County, Virginia. The man died and the woman was seriously wounded.The U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Virginia called it a “senseless and brutal attack” but did not provide any other details. A criminal complaint will be filed Monday as Jordan makes his initial court appearance.He faces one count of murder within the special maritime territorial jurisdiction of the United States and one count of assault with the intent to murder within the special maritime territorial jurisdiction of the United States. Jordan has allegedly been menacing people on the trail, which is in the midst of its high season, for weeks.“He was well-known,” said Brian King, a spokesman for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which manages the trail through 14 states with two federal agencies. “The trail has always had a fantastic grapevine.”Larry Smith, a hiker from Charleston, South Carolina, told The Daily Beast that he ran into Jordan at a trail shelter in Atkins, Virginia, in early April. Smith said he’d gone to bed after feasting on hamburgers and beer with fellow hikers but awoke to someone entering the shelter and starting a fire at about 10 p.m.“He was ranting and raving,” Smith said. After disappearing upstairs for a moment, Smith added, the man returned, and said, “I’m gonna burn this shelter down.” When Smith asked if he was alright, the man jumped up on a table, threw his cigarette in Smith’s face, and challenged him to a fight. Smith said when retreated to the parking lot to call 911, the man followed, then disappeared into the frigid night.“At that time, I thought he was just another hiker who’d gotten drunk, or one of the locals who’d gotten a little drunk,” he added. But when another trail blogger posted Jordan’s mug shot a few weeks later, he realized that he “looked just like the guy” who had threatened to burn down the shelter. On April 21, Unicoi County, Tennessee, Sheriff Mike Hensley raised the alarm about the erratic figure nicknamed Sovereign, writing that he “ran hikers out of shelters with a shovel” and “brandished a knife and machete and stated it was going to be a bad day for hikers.”Several days later, Jordan was arrested after an altercation with hikers on the Tennessee/North Carolina border; police found he was carrying a knife with a 20-inch blade. He reportedly pleaded guilty to several charges, was sentenced to a fine, and was then released.“When he was arrested a few weeks ago, the hikers did the right thing—they called 911 and went to the sheriff and got him arrested,” King said. “The problem is when you are thru-hiking, you are on a timetable, and they couldn’t or wouldn’t go in to testify, and that’s why he went through the system so fast.”The Washington Post reported Jordan apparently resurfaced in Virginia and went after a group of four hikers camped out for the night. They fled, but the knife-wielding attacker caught up to two of them and began slashing away.The woman “pretended to be dead and when [Jordan] walked away after his dog, she took off running,” Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan told the newspaper. She managed to walk six miles and get help.Deputies in Bland County, Virginia, began looking for the assailant, Sheriff Thomas Roseberry II told The Daily Beast. But it was deputies in Wythe County, reportedly following an SOS signal activated by the male victim before he died, who found Jordan and the knife.“I'm very appreciative that they acted as quick as they did, and apprehended him as quickly as they did, and that no one else was hurt,” Roseberry said.The Appalachian Trail runs from Georgia to Maine, and an estimated 2 million people hike at least part of it each year. At the moment, many thru-hikers—who try to go from end to end in one trip—would have been passing through the area where the murder took place.”Everybody is sad and sick to their stomach,” King said. “But the message is that this is rare and an aberration. The trail is still a refuge, and you can’t guard against every evil in the world.”Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Chelsea Manning released from jail as grand jury expires

May 10, 2019 |

Chelsea Manning walked free today for the first time after spending two months in Virginia’s Alexandria Detention Center for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury probing her relationship with WikiLeaks. Gizmodo first reported news that Manning left the facility today.

Manning was found to be in contempt of court, remaining in custody until the Eastern District of Virginia grand jury expired. Before her release, Manning was issued another subpoena for a second grand jury for Thursday May 16.

“Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony,” her legal team shared in a blog post.

Manning has consistently signaled her ongoing unwillingness to cooperate with the federal grand jury. That makes it entirely possible that she could be returned to custody at the detention center next week when she appears for her latest subpoena.

“I don’t have anything to contribute to this, or any other grand jury,” Manning said last month. “While I miss home, they can continue to hold me in jail, with all the harmful consequences that brings. I will not give up.”

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Talk of ‘Jail on Capitol Hill’ as Democrats Fight Trump

May 4, 2019 |

They’re talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers’ request for information about President Trump stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the AP reports. This is the remarkable state of…
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Fines, jail time? Trump team resists oversight, Dems dig in

May 4, 2019 |

Fines, jail time? Trump team resists oversight, Dems dig inWASHINGTON (AP) — They're talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers' request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation.



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Jenelle Evans’ Husband David Eason Could Face Jail Over Child Support

May 3, 2019 |

David Eason doesn’t just abuse and kill helpless animals — he’s also allegedly abused his baby mama and fell way behind on child support payments … and if he hasn’t paid by today he could end up in jail. Eason is currently under criminal…

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Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot may be released from jail

April 27, 2019 |

Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot may be released from jailA federal judge has agreed to consider the pretrial release of a white nationalist military officer who prosecutors allege was planning domestic terrorism “on a scale rarely seen in this country.”



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Woman Accused of Sending Man 159K Texts: I’m in Jail?

April 20, 2019 |

An Arizona woman who allegedly broke into a man’s home and hounded him with over 159,000 texts doesn’t get why she’s stuck in jail, USA Today reports. “I just think it’s ridiculous,” says Jacqueline Ades. “I can’t believe that it turned into this. I can’t believe that I’m actually…
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