Making money by selling your off-grid homemade products apparently can land you in prison. An Amish farmer in Kentucky discovered this the hard way when he was sentenced in late June to six years in prison for selling homemade herbal ...Read More »
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IRS Steals $68,382, Returns It After 3 Years, And Now Wants The Owners In Jail
Larry and David Vocatura could go to federal prison for depositing cash the wrong way – even though the IRS seized the money and already gave it back. The owners of a Connecticut bakery/sandwich shop won a major victory on ...Read More »
What Does An ‘Eye For An Eye’ Really Mean?
I told them [the Texas legislature] that the only answer to the crime problem is to take nonviolent criminals out of our prisons and make them pay back their victims with restitution. —Chuck Colson, Transforming Our World (1988) But modern ...Read More »
10 Years In Prison For Owning This 250-Year-Old Flintlock Gun?
A retired school teacher is facing as much as a 10-year prison sentence because he had an unloaded 250-year-old antique pistol in his car. Four sheriff deputies took 72-year-old Gordon Van Gilder from his home in handcuffs because of the ...Read More »
This Journalist Was Sentenced To 5 Years For Something You, Too, May Have Done
The First Amendment may no longer apply in cyberspace, as an investigative journalist has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison after doing something many writers and bloggers have done. Barrett Brown could spend up to 63 ...Read More »
Organic Winemaker Faces Prison For NOT Using Pesticides
Organic farming apparently is now a crime in at least one country, as organic winemaker Emmanuel Giboulot could face up to six months in prison and a $41,250 fine because he refused to spray the vines at his family’s organic ...Read More »
Yahoo CEO: We’ll Go To Prison If We Don’t Obey NSA
The National Security Agency threatened to label technology executives traitors and send them to prison if they did not collaborate with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has told reporters. Releasing any data about the surveillance programs would have ...Read More »
Thomson, IL David vs. Goliath–Small Business Boosts Economy While Federal Prison Sits Vacant
July 20, 2012 Thomson, IL ~ Cafe welcomes first guests while enjoying the company of their neighbors. Right down the street from the brand new Heirloom Cafe, a federal prison sits vacant. The residents of Thomson, IL have waited over ...Read More »