The Supreme Court put the authority back in the sentencing court’s hands to eliminate the vast disparity between crack and powder cocaine in the sentencing phase. Kimbrough was indicted in federal court in September 2004 in Virginia on four drug-related counts: conspiracy to distribute both crack and powder cocaine; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Kimbrough pleaded guilty to all four counts. Under the statutes that define these respective crimes, Kimbrough faced a sentence of between 15 years and life in prison. Based on the facts Kimbrough admitted the district court computed the applicable range under the federal sentencing guidelines at 228 to 270 months in prison.
For twenty years, theses deaths and disappearances were attributed to the so-called “Green River Killer,” which was an unidentified serial murderer (The Seattle). Detectives and forensic scientists reviewed hundreds of items of physical evidence and interviewed thousands of witnesses but the case remained unsolved until 2001. In 2001, the King County Prosecuting Attorney charged Gary Leon Ridgway with four of these murders because of DNA evidence (The Seattle). In the following year, additional forensic evidence led to three more murder charges. The seven charges implicated Ridgway in only a fraction of the Green River homicides.
Frank Lucas The American Gangster Frank Lucas was born in La Grange, North Carolina on September 9, 1930. He made a living in Harlem, New York in the 1960’s and 70’s as a heroin dealer and organized crime boss. He was successful mainly for cutting out the middleman and buying his heroin directly from Southeast Asia. A rumor, denied by Leslie Atkinson, was that he smuggled heroin into the U.S. in the coffins of dead servicemen (American Gangster True Story). Much of Frank Lucas’s childhood life explains his motivation for living a life of crime.
They also found evidence of more than 4,500 exchanges of child pornography on his computer, they said. Portway admitted in a plea agreement to having had online chats with numerous people about "a mutual interest in abducting, raping, murdering, and eating children," prosecutors said. He also admitted trading child pornography. The case was part of a larger federal investigation into a child pornography ring that began in Massachusetts in 2010 and expanded internationally. Some 60 people have been prosecuted and more than 160 children have been identified as victims and rescued, officials said.
For a short period of time the Mexican government was able to combat the relocation of heroin trafficking within their country. However, during the 1950’s and 1960’s Mexico finally became the primary source for heroin bound for the United States (according to the President’s Commission on Organized Crime, 1986). It is estimated that approximately 10 tons of heroin were processed in Mexico during the 1970’s at which time 6.5 tons were illegally smuggled into the United States. On the other hand, during this same time period, Mexico was responsible for supplying over 80 percent of marijuana available for distribution throughout the United
Dillinger and his gang robbed over 24 banks and all together killed a total of 10 people. Dillinger had also escaped from jail 3 times, injuring guards and killing one sheriff at his attempt to flee (“John Dillinger.bio”). Over time, Dillinger became America’s number one public enemy. After a long year of trying to arrest the
"Trap Boys" A block from my house, a 17-year-old boy was arrested for selling crack cocaine to undercover cops. Police on routine patrol noticed the young man dealing, waited, then arrested two of his customers and the boy. The incident makes one wonder how a child ends up selling hard drugs to adults especially when its late on a school evening. Being a high school teacher ,and having worked with young black men like this, I'm going to speculate as to how this particular teenager came to the conclusion that selling drugs in his own neighborhood was the correct "moral" decisions .According to the standard profile, the average drug dealer is black male, between the ages of 17-30 and likely a high school dropout. He is likely poor, likely living in subsidized housing that crowds a large amount marginalized families a very small vicinity.
Good morning Ms Hudson and fellow classmates The ring-leader of these gang rapes was Bilal Skaf. Skaf was sentenced to a record 55 years imprisonment as new legislation was brought in to cater specifically for this offence. This legislation was the Crimes Sexual Assault in Company Act, which drastically increased the sentences for gang rapists
Criminal Law Criminal Law Danielle Cunningham CJA/354 August 17, 2015 Steven Duskie Criminal Law There are many cases heard at all levels of courts. The cases that typically get the most attention are those that involve the Supreme Court and issues that affect a large amount of people in society. Henderson v. United States, 575 U. S. ___ (2015), is about firearms being given to third parties after they have been convicted of a felony. Tony Henderson v. United States, 575 U. S. ___ (2015) In April 2008, United States Border Patrol agent Tony Henderson committed a felony by distributing marijuana. He distributed marijuana while in his government vehicle and while wearing his work uniform.
I opened the crates located in the cargo area. The crates were concealing 100 kilos of cocaine. We are investigating Mr. Rosamilla involved in the 100 kilos drug bust. Mr. Rosamilla has informed me he was purchasing his drugs from a Mr. Tony Montana located in Miami; Fl. Mr. Rosamilla has agreed to cooperate in the investigation of Mr. Montana.