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Stolen Valor Act Part Two - Congress has some good ideas every once in a while. One such move was passing the Stolen Valor Act which protected real American heroes' decorated acts by preventing others from lying about grand military deeds. However, the Supreme Court ruled this year that "lying" about military valor is protected free speech. One solution to protecting our heroes is to develop a database that lists those who have received military distinctions. The Pentagon announced the development of this database this week to list those who have given so much to our country, and to dissuade others from bragging about deeds not done.
Kidneys For Sale In New Jersey - Israeli citizen and New York resident, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, pled guilty for his role in arranging kidney donors in Israel to be paid as much as $160,000 to give a kidney to a waiting, and paying, patient in the U.S. Yesterday, Rosenbaum was sentenced to 30 months in prison and will be deported back to Israel once his sentence is complete.
Wall Streeters Think It's Okay to Cheat - Over 25% of Wall Streeters see cheating in their jobs and, further, they believe that they have to cheat to stay ahead of their competitors. Interesting video with a former FBI agent and his perspectives.
Federal Prisoner Shot and Killed - When prisoners get sick, they are often treated at medical centers in the community where the prison is located. On a routine office visit, inmate Larry Marcell, attacked the correction officer escorting him to a doctor's appointment and tried to get at his weapon. Marcell was then shot and killed in the parking lot of the medical facility located in Kingsland, GA.