Police Union Grip on Cities Must Be Broken

AFSCME President Lee Saunders

It’s called “the blue wall of silence,” that seemingly impenetrable code of honor among cops who cover for fellow officers suspected of breaking the law. For decades, this code has been scrutinized but rarely as much as right now in the wake of the videotaped death of a black suspect, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police. In addition to triggering demonstrations and riots, the incident, with less fanfare, has caused many people to call out the unions representing cops as being part of the problem. Critics argue that police unions often are more focused on shielding members from accountability than protecting the public or improving community relations. While riots and demands for the abolition of police forces are indefensible, there are legitimate concerns that police unions are doing more harm than good.     

There are currently about 700,000 law enforcement officers in this … Read More ➡

Mueller Prosecutor Zelinsky Abused Grand Jury Process

6/29/20- One America News Network covers allegations of professional misconduct against Aaron Zelinsky by the National Legal and Policy Center and Andrew Miller, a witness in the Robert Mueller investigation. OANN Washington bureau chief John Hines interviews Paul Kamenar, Counsel for NLPC and Miller. The allegations were made in a Complaint to the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Justice Department.… Read More ➡

Are Facebook and Twitter Finally Paying the Price for Censorship of Conservatives?

Screen grab of Sen. Rand Paul’s Parler account.

Has the dam broken following the build-up of conservative frustration over one-sided censorship against them by Facebook and Twitter?

Evidence of that – which had built up for weeks – turned into a flood over the last ten days.

What had been a quiet trend of sign-ups by publicly known conservatives – including many elected officials – turned into an out-and-out campaign to urge followers to join them in social media alternative platform Parler (originally “Par-lay” per the French spelling; apparently the English literal pronunciation is acceptable now too). According to report by Business Insider, tech data trackers said Parler reached No. 2 for Top News apps on the App Store.

“According to data Sensor Tower has provided to Business Insider, Parler has seen a 246% increase in US downloads this week compared with a week prior,” the site … Read More ➡

Complaint Filed Against Former Mueller prosecutor Zelinsky

From Just the News by Sophie Mann:

The National Legal and Policy Center, in conjunction with Andrew Miller, a former aide to Roger Stone, filed a complaint against one of Stone’s prosecutors who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the case against Stone. 

Miller and the NLPC are alleging that prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky engaged in ethical misconduct pertaining to the use of a grand jury in the case against Stone.

The 17-page complaint accuses Zelinsky of misleading the court in 2019, in addition to switching grand juries without informing Miller, who was testifying, his attorney or the court. 

“Mr. Zelinsky abused the grand jury by seeking Mr. Miller’s testimony long after Mr. Stone was indicted, which violates Department of Justice policy prohibiting gathering evidence on a defendant after indictment, unless the government was seeking evidence for new crimes against Mr. Stone or other targets. Neither exception appeared to be the … Read More ➡

Complaint Alleges Misconduct by Mueller Prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky

Aaron Zelinsky

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), an ethics watchdog group, along with Andrew Miller, a former aide to Roger Stone who challenged the constitutionality of Special Counsel Robert Mueller with NLPC’s support, filed a complaint  against Mueller prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky today with the Office of Professional Responsibility at the Justice Department. 

The 17-page complaint with exhibits alleges ethical misconduct by abusing the grand jury in seeking Mr. Miller’s testimony, misleading the court at a May 29, 2019 hearing about why the government failed to expedite the case after the court of appeals denied the Mueller challenge on February 26, 2019, and switching grand juries on Mr. Miller without informing his attorney and the court.  

“Mr. Zelinsky abused the grand jury by seeking Mr. Miller’s testimony long after Mr. Stone was indicted, which violates Department of Justice policy prohibiting gathering evidence on a defendant after indictment, unless the … Read More ➡

Senators Turn Up the Heat on BlackRock Over China Investments

Kevin Cramer/PHOTO: Gage Skidmore (CC)

Following an effort by National Legal and Policy Center to urge the world’s largest investment firm to divest its customers’ money from 137 companies based in communist China, two Senators have also turned up the pressure.

In a letter dated Monday, Republican Sens. Martha McSally and Kevin Cramer – of Arizona and North Dakota, respectively – asked BlackRock CEO Larry Fink to explain apparent inconsistencies in the company’s approach to managing its funds. Specifically, the senators wanted to know why BlackRock’s U.S. investments are held to a higher standard as it pertains to appeasing activist investors with a progressive agenda, as opposed to its holdings in foreign companies that do not comply with minimal legal and auditing standards.

Fink has led his firm into the decision-making of the U.S. companies where BlackRock has its investments, voting “on 18,758 shareholder proposals and participated in 2,269 shareholder … Read More ➡

Senate Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoenas Regarding Russia Probe

6/16/20- Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, is interviewed on NewsMax TV’s American Agenda about subpoenas issued to members of the Obama administration regarding the origins of the Russia investigation.… Read More ➡

Rosenstein Says He Had No Basis to Appoint Special Counsel on Russia

On June 3, NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar was interviewed on NewsMax TV about ex-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s Senate testimony. Rosenstein stated that he no basis to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Russian collusion.… Read More ➡

Justice Department Must Pursue Antifa

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Peter Flaherty, Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center is interviewed on NewsMax TV’s “American Agenda” program with Bob Sellers and Sam Sorbo on Antifa’s role in the rioting and unrest following the death of George Floyd, and the necessary government response.… Read More ➡

Ex-UAW Chieftain Gary Jones Pleads Guilty to Corruption, Tax Evasion

The Gary Jones era at the United Auto Workers was brief. But if Jones wants a brief prison sentence, he’ll be at the mercy of prosecutors. Two days ago, June 3, Jones, UAW president until last November, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to embezzlement, racketeering and tax fraud related to his role in the diversion of between $1 million and $1.5 million in union funds toward personal luxuries such as vacations, golf outings and cigars, and their coverup. He is set for sentencing on October 6. Thus far, more than a dozen union and auto industry officials have been convicted following an ongoing probe by the FBI, the IRS and the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General. A federal takeover of the 400,000-member UAW remains a possibility.

Union Corruption Update has been following this phase of the probe … Read More ➡