I’ve had people email and ask in person for an update to the criminal court saga of former Tulane Law student Prodigy turned accused pedophille Thomas J. “Haller” Jackson. I’ve shaken the tree and following is what I found out.
First there have been several preliminary hearings and Jackson is out on bond with stipulations he stay away from minors and “school students” by any means including computer or text message. There has been a discovery hearing and a pretrial conference. The defense has filed motion to “Suppress confession” thus it appears Mr. Jackson may have already self incriminated himself. Brigid Collins from Frank Disalvo’s shop has been appearing on behalf of Jackson. Collins made the news a few years ago when she was an Assistant Orleans Parish DA.
The next hearing is set for late March, 2014. Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson is presiding.
Published on Feb 12, 2014
If you are capable of believing National Football League teams wrongfully discriminate against weak people who run slow and weigh less than 150 lbs and that they wrongfully favor strong people who run fast and weigh over 250 lbs, then you are capable of believing FOX and thinking there actually is an IRS scandal.
Let’s examine the law that FOX claims has been scandalously administered by the Internal Revenue Service. And, let’s take a look at the parties FOX claims have been wronged and those FOX claims have unfairly benefited from IRS actions.
What does the law say?
This whole sham controversy revolves around how the Internal Revenue Service has administered section 501c 4 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows tax-exempt status “… for organizations not organized for profit, but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare …” Webster defines the term “social welfare” as “services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups.”
Those discriminated against according to FOX
FOX claims TEA Party groups have been unlawfully discriminated against by the IRS in the administration of the law.
Especially Gordon and Stephanie last night on Informed Sources. The estimated 1% of the populace that have NPD are found everywhere in society but are often seen clustered together at top of the heap at large institutions like Mayor of a Big City like New Orleans or even POTUS. After all, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton aka Lord Acton aka Baron Acton nailed it long ago:
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.
This does not mean all such people have Narcissistic Personality Disorder but I would posit that Ray Nagin’s time on the witness stand and his answers to the AUSA Coman’s questions make the most sense when viewed through that prism.
Speaking of prisms, meet the investigative journalist that broke the Ray Nagin scandal wide open in Ole Miss Alum Jason Berry of American Zombie via Clancy DuBos of Gambit:
Hours after a visibly humbled Ray Nagin took his post-conviction perp walk from the federal courthouse, I had the privilege of sitting down with the guy who actually uncovered the steaming pile of dung that became the case of United States of America v. C. Ray Nagin.
His name is Jason Berry. He is a blogger.
That’s right, a blogger broke open this scandal, on a blog called American Zombie (www.theamericanzombie.com). TV and newspaper reporters have crowed about their “scoops” on this story, but the truth is no one had it before Berry. His work continues on other investigative fronts, but he took time out to chat with me about the Nagin verdict.
The recognition is well deserved.