Judge stops California Soros prosecutor from slashing triple murderer's sentence

Judge stops California Soros prosecutor from slashing triple murderer's sentence

After rejecting her in 2018, the voters of Alameda County, California selected Pamela Price as their new District Attorney last year. Price had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from George Soros for her two campaigns.  That probably tells you most of what you need to know, since Soros only funds candidates who are soft on crime and willing to empty the jails as much as possible. Price quickly proved herself no exception, seeking to cut a plea deal with a killer who had been arrested for one triple murder for hire, was accused in the murder of a court witness, and several other violent crimes. Rather than the 75 years to life sentence that Delonzo Logwood was eligible for, Price wanted to cut him loose after fifteen years. Thankfully, a County District Judge stepped in and rejected the deal out of hand. (Free Beacon)

A California judge this week blocked a newly-elected progressive prosecutor’s effort to slash a triple murderer’s sentence.

Alameda County district judge Mark McCannon rejected District Attorney Pamela Price’s plea deal for a 31-year-old man jailed for a 2008 triple murder-for-hire, among other crimes. Price, who took office in November and has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the progressive billionaire George Soros, attempted to sentence Delonzo Logwood to just 15 years in prison, though he was eligible for a sentence of 75 years to life.

Even after her plea deal was shot down, Price seem unphased. She actually went on to praise the accused killer for hire. She said, “We appreciate Mr. Logwood’s commitment to the efforts to stop the violence and everyone’s cooperation in the quest to protect public safety.” While running for office, Pamela Price repeatedly stated her belief that the way to reduce violent crime was not by prosecuting criminals, but by “engaging collaboratively with community-based organizations.”

So how much of a contributor would “Mr. Logwood” have been in efforts to “engage collaboratively” and reduce violent crime? As noted above, he clearly seems to have been a hit-man who pulled off a hat trick in eliminating people for his “client.” The court witness he is credibly accused of murdering was set to testify against one of his relatives. He was also convicted of armed carjacking and robbery along the way.

It sounds to me like “Mr. Logwood” was more of a source of violent crime than a vessel to reduce it. But she apparently wanted to sell everyone on the idea that he was going to be some sort of “community activist” who would intervene to prevent violent crime. If you were getting mugged, is that really the guy that you would want suddenly showing up to “help?”

The job of the District Attorney is to prosecute the people who are arrested and credibly charged with crimes. And yet, after taking office, Price was still tweeting nonsense like this.

If your entire theory of operation is based on “ending mass incarceration” instead of keeping dangerous felons off the streets, you are precisely the wrong person for this job. And yet the liberals in Alameda County elected her anyway. I would say they deserve whatever they have coming, but even I’m not that coldhearted. Here’s to hoping they all find a way to survive her tenure in the DA’s office.

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One of these things is not like the other…

One of these things is not like the other…

Stanford Medical School proudly announced its new crop of surgical interns.

I can say confidently that they are all among the best candidates in the country because Stanford by its stature could have its pick of the litter. The class of institutions with which they compete would include the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and similarly prestigious systems.

Still, you have to admit that the new class is a bit…odd. There was something rather striking about the photograph, and it took me a while to notice exactly what.

Can you guess?

I bet you can! I am certain that the people who made the selections would explain to you how “diverse” this group is, but it seems to be the opposite to me. And it certainly doesn’t look like the choices were made simply on the basis of merit.

Out of Stanford’s crop of candidates only 1 out of 13 was male and only 30% are white, and they are all females.

It strikes me as implausible that that is the result of a race and sex-blind admissions process, and it certainly wasn’t based upon an attempt to create a racially balanced mix.

No. The intent was clearly the opposite: to create a racially and gender-imbalanced group of people, which strikes me as of questionable legality. Clearly, there was conscious discrimination involved. You don’t get a racial and gender distribution like that without trying very hard to get it.

55% of medical students are White.

Here is the gender breakdown by race:

There are slightly more women than men in medical school, but women do not actually make up 93% of medical students, contra Stanford.

I am not obsessed with the racial balance of doctors, residents, or medical students. As long as they are the best at their job then I haven’t got a problem. None of us is supposed to be obsessed with it, right?

Further, with regard to these particular residents, I have no doubt that each and every one is qualified not just to be a doctor, but a resident at Stanford. While they are clearly chosen based on their race and gender, I am quite sure that since Stanford could have any resident they wanted they were all excellent. Having seen candidate pools at elite educational institutions I can tell you that the pool of excellent candidates far exceeds the supply of slots, so no worries about quality.

That, though, is not the point. They clearly WERE chosen based not solely or even mainly based on their qualifications, and that fact is obvious. Look at the photo. If you pooled all the qualifying candidates the makeup of the pool considered looked NOTHING like the final choices.

For all the talk of using affirmative action or whatever name you want to call racial preferences, the intent is clearly not to ensure that the group “looks like America.” America is over 60% white, and about 50% female. This group is 93% female and 70% non-White.

Stanford is using discriminatory practices based upon race and sex in order to make their choices, plain and simple. This is both wrong and illegal, not that anybody is going to do anything about it I can assure you.

There is nothing benign about this. It is the result of bias–two biases, actually, that we prohibited by law because using them is unjust.

Stanford used to be a great institution, but these days every time I see anything about the place it is highlighting some awful, usually woke story.


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Mississippi hit by a massive tornado, killing at least 24

Mississippi hit by a massive tornado, killing at least 24

A massive tornado touched down in Mississippi and Alabama last night. At least 24 people were killed but it’s possible that death toll will rise. A nurse who helped care for the injured at a nearby hospital told the NY Times, “I have never seen as much devastation and traumatic injuries as I saw last night.” He added, “You just can’t imagine. It was awful.”

A meteorologist who was tracking the storm said a prayer on the air as it was headed form the town of Amory.

One family of seven in Amory survived the complete destruction of their house in a small bunker:

A videographer captured this image of the tornado just before it hit the town of Rolling Fork, MS.

Here’s video of the tornado passing close to Rolling Fork. It’s a bit shaky at first but steadies later.

The town, which had a population under 2,000 people, appears to have been completely destroyed.

CNN spoke to a woman from Rolling Fork who took shelter in a freezer at work:

“We didn’t know what was happening. I got a message from my daughter and my sister saying, ‘There’s a tornado, get to safety,’ and then one of my cashiers came and said her mom was on the phone and there was a tornado,” she continued. “Then all of a sudden, the lights—the lights started flickering and I don’t know if it was me or someone else who said, ‘Cooler!’ And my husband just started pushing us all in the cooler and this little spot saved our lives,” Harden said, as she wiped tears from her face.

According to a researcher at the University of Oklahoma, the tornado lifted debris about six miles into the air.

There are reports of checks from Rolling Fork being found more than 100 miles away.

The mayor of Rolling Fork, Eldridge Walker, told CNN his community was gone.

Rolling Fork was the first of several towns hit. The same storm also hit Silver City, MS.

The governor has issued a state of emergency.

Some news outlets were reporting at least 23 were killed in the storm. Most are now reporting 24 killed. The death toll could rise as rescuers go through these areas and try to account for everyone. I’ll update this later if the situation changes.

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Mystery "object" near Nord Stream may be identified

Mystery "object" near Nord Stream may be identified

It’s been a little while since we heard anything new about the destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline last year and the MSM hasn’t seemed to show a lot of interest in it for some mysterious reason. But there was a new update this week. Denmark has been investigating the scene for months and now they’ve identified an unknown “object” near one of the pipes. When the discovery was first announced, Vladimir Putin said that he suspected it could be part of another remote detonation device, but the Dutch now have a different theory. In any event, they’ve invited the Russians to come to pick it up if they’re really interested. (CBS News)

Denmark has invited the Russian-controlled operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to help recover a mystery object that was spotted near the pipeline, six months after sections were sabotaged. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who revealed the discovery of the object earlier this month, said experts believe that it could be a signal antenna to activate an explosive in that part of the pipeline.

German, Swedish and Danish authorities are investigating the undersea explosions that sparked four leaks on the two Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea in September, seven months after Russia invaded Ukraine.

To clarify the steps the Danish are taking here, it sounds as if they still plan to attempt to recover the object. But they want Gazprom to weigh in first and get their thoughts on how to handle it since they still own the majority of the project. Personally, I think the international community would rather have Denmark pick it up than have it disappear into the Kremlin somewhere.

The latest theory is that the device might be a maritime smoke buoy. I tried checking around and looking at a number of the most common smoke buoys. The ones for amateurs didn’t seem to match, but Comet makes one that’s specifically sold in the Baltic states that seems like it could be around 16″ tall. If you let it accumulate enough see grass on it, who knows? It might be a match, though the object in the picture still looks a bit larger in diameter.

If it does turn out to be a smoke buoy or some other conventional bit of sea debris, we’re pretty much right back where we started. If it’s an explosive of some sort and they can get hold of it without detonating it, perhaps it can be traced.

It would be nice to solve this mystery. I’m still totally unpersuaded that Putin was enough of a dunce to blow up his own pipeline. But I’m also not ready to sign on with a Substack story from a single anonymous source claiming that it’s 100% verified that Biden’s team did this and tried to keep it secret. Because that’s just crazy. Then again, this is 2023, and crazy is the new normal, so who knows? The New York Times story claiming that a “pro-Ukrainian group” was responsible isn’t a totally outlandish idea, but Zelensky is denying it (as you would expect him to) and nobody is stepping up to take credit.

It would be nice if we could put this mystery to bed once and for all. If Denmark fishes it out of the water, perhaps we’ll get some sort of an answer. Stay tuned.

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Barbara Honegger on NYT Conceding 1980 “October Surprise”, by Kevin Barrett

Barbara Honegger on NYT Conceding 1980 “October Surprise”, by Kevin Barrett

Reagan-Bush White House whistleblower Barbara Honegger, author of the original October Surprise, discusses The New York Times’ belated admission that the “conspiracy theory” about how the 1980 Reagan campaign made a treasonous deal with Iran to keep the hostages locked up long enough to torpedo President Jimmy Carter’s candidacy…has, like so many conspiracy theories, turned out to be true. She writes:

Barbara Honegger is the author of the pioneering first book on the October Surprise. The day it was published, May 12, 1989, then-President Bush Sr.’s Justice Dept. sued one of the sources for allegedly lying, literally making a federal case out of its claims which it then lost a year later when a federal jury in Portland, Oregon quickly found the source innocent on all 60 charges resulting in national headlines. In August 1988 Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club featuring two speakers, myself on the October Surprise evidence and whistleblower Terry Reed on the Iran/Contra overt arms-and-drugs operation, attended by hundreds of national and international television and print journalists, so many that the panels on each side of the room had to be removed to expand the space. On Aug. 23, 1988, Barbara was interviewed in C-Span’s Washington studio on the October Surprise https://www.bitchute.com/video/0jRWeD303y8F/. On Dec. 17, 1992, she held yet another press conference at the National Press Club https://archive.org/details/octsurp-npc1992 sponsored by the Association of National Security Alumni rebutting, with full distributed documentation, the then just released Senate October Surprise Report (released before the House October Surprise Task Force Report) immediately following which gave requested under oath testimony to the House October Surprise Task Force. The timing of the event and Barbara’s testimony was coordinated with the former President of Iran Abolhassan Bani Sadr whose documentation was delivered to the Task Force the same day. In addition to Barbara’s book October Surprise and Gary Sick’s by the same title published 2-1/2 years later and Robert Parry’s Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery published after Sick’s– other important books on the topic are Ari ben Menasche’s Profits of War from inside the Israeli IDF; Bani Sadr’s My Turn to Speak; and, most recently, Chapter 24 in Pulitzer Prize winning historian Kai Bird’s recent biography of President Carter The Outlier.


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The Collapse of Antiquity: Greece and Rome as Civilization’s Oligarchic Turning Point, by Michael Hudson

The Collapse of Antiquity: Greece and Rome as Civilization’s Oligarchic Turning Point, by Michael Hudson


The Collapse of Antiquity, the sequel to Michael’s “…and forgive them their debts,” is the second and latest book in his trilogy on the history of debt. It describes how the dynamics of interest-bearing debt led to the rise of rentier oligarchies in classical Greece and Rome, causing economic polarization, widespread austerity, revolts, wars and ultimately the collapse of Rome into serfdom and feudalism. That collapse bequeathed to subsequent Western civilization a pro-creditor legal philosophy that has led to today’s creditor oligarchies.

In telling this story, The Collapse of Antiquity reveals the eery parallels between the collapsing Roman world and today’s debt-burdened Western economies.


“In this monumental work, Michael Hudson overturns what most of us were taught about Athens and Sparta, Greece and Rome, Caesar and Cicero, indeed about kings and republics. He exposes the roots of modern debt peonage and crises in the greed and violence of antiquity’s oligarch-creditors, embedded in their laws, which in the end destroyed the civilizations of classical antiquity.”

– James K. Galbraith, author of Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe.

“In this fascinating book, Hudson explores the rise of the predatory rentier oligarchies of classical Greece and Rome. He makes a fascinating and persuasive case that the trap of debt led to the destruction of the peasantry, the states and ultimately even these civilizations.”

– Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times.

“Michael Hudson is an old school, 19th-century classical economist who puts fact before theory. To read his new book, The Collapse of Antiquity, is to learn why and how it has come to pass that we live in a world in which the money owns the people, not the people who own the money. The clarity of Hudson’s thought is like water in a desert, his history lesson therefore a sad story that is a joy to read.”

– Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly.


The Collapse of Antiquity is vast in its sweep, covering:

  • the transmission of interest-bearing debt from the Ancient Near East to the Mediterranean world, but without the “safety valve” of periodic royal Clean Slate debt cancellations to restore economic balance and prevent the emergence of creditor oligarchies;
  • the rise of creditor and landholding oligarchies in classical Greece and Rome;
  • classical antiquity’s debt crises and revolts, and the suppression, assassination and ultimately failure of reformers;
  • the role played by greed, money-lust (wealth-addiction) and hubris, as analysed by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and other ancient writers;
  • Rome’s “End Time” collapse into serfdom and pro-creditor oligarchic legacy that continues to shape the West;
  • the transformation of Christianity as it became Rome’s state religion, supporting the oligarchy, dropping the revolutionary early Christian calls for debt cancellation and changing the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer and “sin,” from a focus on the economic sphere to the personal sphere of individual egotism;
  • how pro-creditor ideology distorts recent economic interpretations of antiquity, showing increasing sympathy with Rome’s oligarchic policies.

From Backcover

Rome’s collapse was the forerunner of the debt crises, economic polarization and austerity caused by subsequent Western oligarchies. The West’s pro-creditor laws and ideology inherited from Rome make repeated debt crises transferring control of property and government to financial oligarchies inevitable. Classical antiquity’s great transition to the modern world lay in replacing kingship not with democracies but with oligarchies having a pro-creditor legal philosophy. That philosophy permits creditors to draw wealth, and thereby political power, into their own hands, without regard for restoring economic balance and long-term viability as occurred in the Ancient Near East through Clean Slates. Rome’s legacy to subsequent Western civilization is thus the structure of creditor oligarchies, not democracy in the sense of social structures and policies that promote widespread prosperity.

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