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video review : Orange Is The New Black [ Season 1 ]

Piper Chapman is bisexual. I don’t think that word is ever said during the entire season, but that’s what she is. She’s not “straight” nor a “lesbian”. She’s into girls and guys, or at least one of each; her fiancé Larry and her girlfriend Alex. It’s an important distinction because the theme of Orange revolves around sex and romance. It’s a prison soap opera filled with constant drama. The analogy is high school because what’s petty in the real world is serious enough to fight or kill someone for in prison. There are also plenty of laughs. It’s the combination that entices as you find yourself coming back to follow not just the lives of Chapman and her two partners, but also her fellow inmates; one of which really is a fellow.

Why a man, albeit one who alters his body to be like a woman, is sent to a women’s prison is never addressed, though the scenes sometimes cut from current time to backstory. Each episode focuses on one or two characters, and that does wonders to humanize them, but it’s not consistent. Certain people are covered more than once while others are completely overlooked. Also, the initial idea to end each episode with a wild cliffhanger is abandoned after only three. Soon a show that started-off great has settled into an inferior comfort zone. The drama is sometimes over-the-top and the comedy occasionally misses the mark; the Michael Jackson bit comes to mind; but the show is both zany and endearing on the whole.

my rating = 4 of 5

2013

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posted 2015 July 04

Elliot Offen arrest details from 2008

2015

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posted 2015 June 29

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Niesha Nicole Jackson, 35, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Kimberly Mueller to 15 years and seven months in prison for bank fraud and failure to appear for sentencing, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Jackson had failed to appear for sentencing on the bank fraud conviction in 2011 and had been living as a fugitive until April 2014.

On July 30, 2009, a federal grand jury indicted Jackson on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of bank fraud. According to court documents, Jackson was part of a credit card scheme that netted over one million dollars in losses to 37 banks in 2007 and 2008. Operating from California, the scheme’s organizers sent runners to Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas to use prepaid credit cards at banks for cash advances. Although the cards only had small amounts of money available, the runners would tell the bank tellers to call a toll-free number that was controlled by Jackson or another co-conspirator. Jackson, posing as a card services representative, would mislead the bank employee into believing that there were thousands of dollars available on the card, and then would instruct the teller what buttons to press on the card terminal in order to make the transaction go through. After receiving the cash, the runner would keep a portion, and the rest of the fraudulently obtained funds would go to the organizers in the Sacramento area. Jackson pleaded guilty in March 2010, but then failed to appear at her sentencing.

While she was a fugitive, Jackson was featured on CNBC’s program “American Greed: The Fugitives” and labeled as the “Bank Robbing Babe.” In April 2014, after receiving information that Jackson was in Fairfield, the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, composed of U.S. Marshals and state and local agencies, set up surveillance and arrested her at a hotel. When Jackson was arrested, she had in her possession jewelry, a Cartier wristwatch, five pairs of luxury-brand shoes, 27 luxury-brand purses, and a T-shirt with “BR Babe” printed on it.

At sentencing today, Jackson addressed the Court and said that she had panicked on the day of her sentencing, and while on the run, she knew that one day it “would all come to an end.” Judge Mueller commented that in 2011, she had been inclined to impose a 10‑year sentence on Jackson, but that today, a longer sentence was necessary to send a message to defendants who might think about absconding. The judge said that even if Jackson had panicked on the day of sentencing, “she had plenty of time to think about it.” Thus, the Court imposed an increased sentence of 12 and a half years for the bank fraud and an additional, consecutive three years and one month for the charge of failure to appear.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from police and sheriff’s departments in several states. Seven other defendants have previously been convicted and sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew D. Segal prosecuted the case.

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posted 2015 May 06

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posted 2014 November 11

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2014

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posted 2014 April 28

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2011 ( March 23 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( April 25 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( May 23 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( May 29 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( July 18 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( July 31 )

mugshots of a girl named Sondra

2012 ( September 12 )

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posted 2014 February 20

a mugshot of a girl named Dominique

2013

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posted 2014 February 13

2014

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posted 2014 January 25

a US Marshals Wanted poster for Niesha Nicole Jackson

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posted 2014 January 21

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

mugshots of a girl named Niesha

2013

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posted 2014 January 21

2014

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posted 2014 January 17

video review : Stand Up Guys ( movie )

The Guys this movie centers around are old crime buddies reunited after one, Val, is released from a 28-year prison stay, so the plot comes across as an epilogue. Their most thrilling days are far behind them, but still they manage to get into plenty of mischief in just a matter of hours. The gist is that Doc has been ordered by his crime boss to kill Val by 10-AM, something he’s only reluctantly going along with in order to save his own life. Val killed the boss’s son before going to prison, and the boss wants revenge, so if Doc backs out, he too will be killed.

That revelation brings with it a certain level of underlying tension, despite the fact that Doc immediately admits to Val what’s going on the moment he gets suspicious enough to ask about it. And tension, however weak, is a good thing. The problem is that the plot, which often runs in real time, has nowhere to go from there. 10-AM is the deadline and Doc makes it obvious he’s going to wait until then to do it, but the random things they do in the meanwhile; this movie is much better at drama than comedy; only strains the plausibility of the plot.

my rating = 3 of 5

2012

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posted 2013 September 19