The problem of contraband cellphones has become a huge problem in U.S. prisons. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina says the FCC could solve it by allowing state and local lockups to use signal-jamming technology.
His appearance in Brentwood, Long Island, which has been beset by violence linked to the MS-13 gang, will be used to highlight his efforts to stem illegal immigration and boost deportations.
The FBI alleges that the chief contract negotiators for Fiat Chrysler and the United Autoworkers Union colluded for six years to enrich themselves, skimming cash to pay for trips, jewelry and a Ferrari. They succeeded by plotting to keep senior union members “fat, dumb and happy.”
The 2015 decision concerned church-related signage, but its free speech underpinnings have made it the case-law basis for successful court challenges of local panhandling laws across the country. “It’s an unanticipated consequence,” said an Ohio city attorney.
Faouzi Jaber, a 61-year-old Ivorian citizen, pleaded guilty this week in a case involving smuggling arms and drugs to Colombia’s FARC group. But the undercover tactics by U.S. agents raise questions about future drug-war strategies in Colombia.