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Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has been kept in solitary confinement in a federal prison for the past two months according to his son.
The suspected reason?
Siegelman called a liberal talk radio program in October where he maintained his innocence.
According to the AP, Siegelman’s son- Joe Siegelman claims that his father was sent to a higher security facility where he has been kept in solitary.
“All I know is it’s been eight weeks and he’s still locked in a box,” Joe Siegelman told the AP.
Don Siegelman was convicted in 2006 of seven counts- including bribery, conspiracy, and fraud in a controversial case that many have viewed as being politically motivated.
Siegelman was the last Democrat elected governor in Alabama.
Siegelman was interviewed on the Tom Hartmann in October to promote a film about his case.
During the interview, Siegelman maintained that he was innocent and mentioned the judge who oversaw his case- Mark Fuller.
Fuller has been accused by some that he was influenced by Bush administration officials including former Deputy White House Chief Of Staff Karl Rove.
In an interview I conducted with Fuller as a student reporter in 2012, the judge maintained that he had no connection to the Bush White House during the Siegelman trial.
“No, I was never contacted by anybody,” Fuller said in 2012. “I’ve never met Karl Rove, never spoken to Karl Rove.
“I thought and I believe that I called that case as fairly as I have any other case. I couldn’t live with myself if I thought that I had railroaded somebody, the government or an individual defendant,” Fuller said.
Fuller resigned in 2014 after he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife at an Atlanta hotel.
Siegelman is expected to be released from prison in August of 2017.
LISTEN: Don Siegelman on the Tom Hartmann radio program.
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According to Vice News, the email was sent from a user using the address, email@example.com.
READ: Email that shut down LA schools.
“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I am emailing you to inform you of the happenings on Tuesday, 12/15/15.
Something big is going down. Something very big. It will make national headlines. Perhaps, even international ones. You see, my last 4 years here at one of the district high schools has been absolute hell. Pure, unmitigated, agony. The bullying, the loneliness, the rejection… it is never-ending. And for what? Just because I’m ‘different’?
No. No more. I am a devout Muslim, and was once against violence, but I have teamed up with a local jihadist cell as it is the only way I’ll be able to accomplish my massacre the correct way. I would not be able to do it alone. Me, and my 32 comrades, will die tomorrow in the name of Allah. Every school in the L.A. Unified district is being targeted. We have bombs hidden in lockers already at several schools. They are strategically placed and are meant to crumble the foundations of the very buildings that monger so much hate and discrimination. They are pressure cooker bombs, hidden in backpacks around the schools. They are loaded with 20 lbs. of gunpowder, for maximum damage. They will be detonated via Cell Phone. Not only are there bombs, but there are nerve gas agents set to go off at a specific time: during lunch hour. To top it off, my brothers in Allah and I have Kalashnikov rifles, Glock 18 Machine pistols, and multiple handheld grenades. The students at every school in the L.A. Unified district will be massacred, mercilessly. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.
If you do end up trying to, by perhaps, beefing up security, or canceling classes for the day, it won’t matter. Your security will not be able to stop us. We are an army of Allah. If you cancel classes, the bombings will take place regardless, and we will bring our guns to the streets and offices of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, and San Diego.
I wish you the best luck. It is time to pray to allah, as this may be your last day.”
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-The entire student body at Miami Northwestern High School in Liberty City walked out of class Tuesday morning to protest gun violence in their community.
-Students said that they walked out in order to bring the world’s attention to the deaths of young people in Miami’s inner city.
-Kimson Green, a student at the school, was shot dead over the weekend during an outbreak of violence.
-The students say that they want the world to give as much attention to violence in inner cities as it has to what happened in Parkland.
-The walkout was spontaneous, and occurred after the school organized a ceremony to honor Green.
-Student leaders say that they plan on walking out again tomorrow.
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