Government Press Releases

Harry Reid Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces Thursday, August 25, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Senator Harry Reid (D - NV) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

No Human Dignity at Florence FPC

LogoA Just Cause continues to fight for families and friends to be treated with respect and decency as they visit their loved ones in federal prisons. AJC has contacted numerous members of Congress and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Thomas Kane to intervene in continuing harassment and disrespect by prison staff to inmates and their families in the visiting room at the minimum security federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "Florence prison officials told me that the inmates greeting loved ones from the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church group is considered 'special treatment' and will not be tolerated because it is a threat to security and presents an opportunity to pass contraband," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "The church group has been visiting for four years without incident under two Wardens, but when Warden Stancil took over in March 2015 the church group were viewed as potential criminals and have been treated poorly by staff ever since," adds Banks.

No Human Dignity at Florence FPC

LogoA Just Cause continues to fight for families and friends to be treated with respect and decency as they visit their loved ones in federal prisons. AJC has contacted numerous members of Congress and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Thomas Kane to intervene in continuing harassment and disrespect by prison staff to inmates and their families in the visiting room at the minimum security federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "Florence prison officials told me that the inmates greeting loved ones from the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church group is considered 'special treatment' and will not be tolerated because it is a threat to security and presents an opportunity to pass contraband," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "The church group has been visiting for four years without incident under two Wardens, but when Warden Stancil took over in March 2015 the church group were viewed as potential criminals and have been treated poorly by staff ever since," adds Banks.

Supreme Court Justice Roberts Asked to Take Action on 10th Circuit Judicial Complaint Dismissal

LogoIn an August 15, 2015 letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, advocacy organization A Just Cause, citing bias, asks that an appeal for a 10th Circuit judicial complaint by the IRP6 defendants be transferred to another circuit (bit.ly/2b06RpM). A Just Cause says in the letter that 10th Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich's claims that the complaint does not provide "sufficient evidence to raise an inference that misconduct has occurred" defies reality. There is "irrefutable evidence" that the trial judge and 3-judge appellate panel appear to arbitrarily and intentionally depart from prevailing law, use prosecutorial conjecture in the place of actual facts from the printed record and were "willfully indifferent" to constitutional violations that occurred at trial. AJC further states in the letter that there is a "high probability" that 10th Circuit judges may "harbor a deep-rooted bias" against the IRP6 defendants and their organization due to harsh public criticism about the judges' handling of the case.

Supreme Court Justice Roberts Asked to Take Action on 10th Circuit Judicial Complaint Dismissal

LogoIn an August 15, 2015 letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, advocacy organization A Just Cause, citing bias, asks that an appeal for a 10th Circuit judicial complaint by the IRP6 defendants be transferred to another circuit (bit.ly/2b06RpM). A Just Cause says in the letter that 10th Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich's claims that the complaint does not provide "sufficient evidence to raise an inference that misconduct has occurred" defies reality. There is "irrefutable evidence" that the trial judge and 3-judge appellate panel appear to arbitrarily and intentionally depart from prevailing law, use prosecutorial conjecture in the place of actual facts from the printed record and were "willfully indifferent" to constitutional violations that occurred at trial. AJC further states in the letter that there is a "high probability" that 10th Circuit judges may "harbor a deep-rooted bias" against the IRP6 defendants and their organization due to harsh public criticism about the judges' handling of the case.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill Thursday

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, August 11, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R - UT) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill Thursday

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, August 11, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R - UT) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill Thursday

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, August 11, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R - UT) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Singapore Government Grants 2016 to Encourage Innovation

LogoSingapore is a city-state with progressive leadership and this region is known for its support of the tech industry. If you're interested in the future of the tech sector within Singapore, you should know that the Research Innovation Enterprise 2020 Plan is going to be a reality. This plan was created in order to boost Singapore's tech industry and it will help innovators to bring new advancements from the lab into the marketplace. Perfect for small and medium-sized businesses, this new initiative is designed to promote better R & D, via a host of great programs, including grant distribution and other government-based assistance.

The Brexit Vote, and How Singapore Will Be Affected

LogoIt is no secret that Singapore exists and prospers because of international trade. An incredibly diverse and vibrant country, the success of Singapore comes down to maintaining lines of trade with the rest of the world. So, how does the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom affect trade in Singapore? Our findings may surprise you.

MyFed Benefits Releases New FEGLI Quiz to Help Federal Employees Understand Life Insurance Options

LogoMost federal employees will automatically default to a federal life insurance policy, even if it is not the best one for them and their families. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal workers. The open enrollment period for FEGLI rarely happens – the last one being in 2004 – so September 2016 represents the only chance for people who qualify to enroll over the next 15-20 years. A new quiz can help individuals with this crucial decision-making process.

Government Grants for Small Businesses - Helping SMEs to Evolve

Obtaining government grants is not an easy process and it depends on a lot of factors like hard work, originality, availability, as well as authenticity. While some people have a notion that they are free aid, it is better to learn a little bit about them.

Warden at Florence FPC Retaliates Against Church Group for Filing Complaint, Says a Just Cause

LogoOn July 21, 2016, A Just Cause issued a press release concerning the Warden allegedly engaging in a campaign of bullying families and a church group that visits the men known as the IRP6. On July 22, 2016, the men were called into the office of Camp Administrator Segovia where Acting Warden Garrido, Associate Warden Johns and the captain were present. Reliable sources claim that, "They were told their visiting privileges were suspended until further notice. Later that evening, the men were called to the Counselor's office and given official written a notice from Warden Stancil stating: "effective immediately, and pursuant to the authority in Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5267.09, your social visiting privileges have been temporarily suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into possible threats to the good order or security of the institution," says A Just Cause.

Warden at Florence FPC Retaliates Against Church Group for Filing Complaint, Says a Just Cause

LogoOn July 21, 2016, A Just Cause issued a press release concerning the Warden allegedly engaging in a campaign of bullying families and a church group that visits the men known as the IRP6. On July 22, 2016, the men were called into the office of Camp Administrator Segovia where Acting Warden Garrido, Associate Warden Johns and the captain were present. Reliable sources claim that, "They were told their visiting privileges were suspended until further notice. Later that evening, the men were called to the Counselor's office and given official written a notice from Warden Stancil stating: "effective immediately, and pursuant to the authority in Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5267.09, your social visiting privileges have been temporarily suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into possible threats to the good order or security of the institution," says A Just Cause.

Senior BOP Officials Bully Families at Florence Federal Prison Camp, Says Advocacy Group, a Just Cause

LogoSources tell A Just Cause that on Friday July 15, 2016 that Acting Warden Garrido accompanied by Associate Warden Johns, a captain, lieutenant, Camp Administrator Segovia and two correctional officers allegedly flooded the small visiting room at the Federal Prison Camp in Florence, CO and intimidated visiting families into not speaking to anyone except the inmate they were visiting. "The prison camp visiting room is usually overseen by a single officer," say Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "The presence of virtually the entire senior management team seemed to be an attempt to strike fear into the hearts of families and use an iron-hand approach to enforce a misguided, frivolous rule called cross-visiting that was created by Warden Stancil and sanctioned by BOP Director Thomas Kane," adds Banks.

Marginalizing African-American Feelings of Injustice Breeds Deeper Distrust, Says a Just Cause

Logo"Protests and cries of African-Americans seem to be falling on deaf ears as justice appears to exclude the color blue and officials show indifference to life and liberty of blacks," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. CBS TV News reported that A Baltimore judge has acquitted 4 out of 6 police officers, saying that failure of police to buckle-up a hog-shackled Freddie Gray in a patty wagon that resulted in his death is not criminal, it is only poor judgment. "If a parent exercised poor judgment and failed to buckle-up their child that was killed in an accident they would be charged and convicted of voluntary manslaughter or some other negligence-related homicide," adds Banks. "A hog-tied Gray is as vulnerable as that child because he is incapable of restraining himself from being tossed around a metal patty wagon," says Banks. "We should all be treated equally under the law," asserts Banks.

Marginalizing African-American Feelings of Injustice Breeds Deeper Distrust, Says a Just Cause

Logo"Protests and cries of African-Americans seem to be falling on deaf ears as justice appears to exclude the color blue and officials show indifference to life and liberty of blacks," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. CBS TV News reported that A Baltimore judge has acquitted 4 out of 6 police officers, saying that failure of police to buckle-up a hog-shackled Freddie Gray in a patty wagon that resulted in his death is not criminal, it is only poor judgment. "If a parent exercised poor judgment and failed to buckle-up their child that was killed in an accident they would be charged and convicted of voluntary manslaughter or some other negligence-related homicide," adds Banks. "A hog-tied Gray is as vulnerable as that child because he is incapable of restraining himself from being tossed around a metal patty wagon," says Banks. "We should all be treated equally under the law," asserts Banks.

Florence Federal Prison Discriminates Against Church Group

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, alleges that Warden M.A. Stancil at Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado is discriminating against a Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) group, some of whom are family, because they simply want to greet inmates they have known for 20 years or more who attended their church. On July 13, 2016, Associate Warden Johns allegedly threatened to throw any inmate who was caught greeting their friends and family into the "bucket", which is a common term for solitary confinement in the prison." My Son David and Clinton Stewart share the nephew named Cole who is currently on Clinton's visiting list. Under Stancil's rule, Cole cannot be on David's visiting even though he is a family member and if David says hello to him, he will be sent to solitary confinement," says Rose Banks, Pastor of CSFC.

Florence Federal Prison Discriminates Against Church Group

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, alleges that Warden M.A. Stancil at Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado is discriminating against a Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) group, some of whom are family, because they simply want to greet inmates they have known for 20 years or more who attended their church. On July 13, 2016, Associate Warden Johns allegedly threatened to throw any inmate who was caught greeting their friends and family into the "bucket", which is a common term for solitary confinement in the prison." My Son David and Clinton Stewart share the nephew named Cole who is currently on Clinton's visiting list. Under Stancil's rule, Cole cannot be on David's visiting even though he is a family member and if David says hello to him, he will be sent to solitary confinement," says Rose Banks, Pastor of CSFC.

Florence Federal Prison Discriminates Against Church Group

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, alleges that Warden M.A. Stancil at Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado is discriminating against a Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) group, some of whom are family, because they simply want to greet inmates they have known for 20 years or more who attended their church. On July 13, 2016, Associate Warden Johns allegedly threatened to throw any inmate who was caught greeting their friends and family into the "bucket", which is a common term for solitary confinement in the prison." My Son David and Clinton Stewart share the nephew named Cole who is currently on Clinton's visiting list. Under Stancil's rule, Cole cannot be on David's visiting even though he is a family member and if David says hello to him, he will be sent to solitary confinement," says Rose Banks, Pastor of CSFC.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, July 14, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R - VA) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Is Colorado Media Racist or Just Covering for the Government? Asks Advocacy Group A Just Cause

LogoOn July 5, 2016, the Washington Post published an article about former federal appeals judge H. Lee Sarokin's continuing 2-year effort to help free six imprisoned African-American technology executives known on the Internet as the IRP6, who were convicted in a federal court in Denver, Colorado in 2011. The IRP6, David A. Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and Demetrius K. Harper are executives of the IRP Solutions Corporation in Colorado Springs, Colorado which developed criminal investigations and intelligence software after 9/11 to help law enforcement collaborate and share information.

Unemployed and Military Vets Receive a Major Discount at Ryno Resumes

LogoRyno Resumes, a full-service resume revision and optimization firm with expert knowledge in both career resumes and LinkedIn profile resumes, this week announced they are offering a special, discounted rate for all military veterans and unemployed individuals looking to get out in the workforce. Officially fixed at a permanent rate of $229.99, Ryno Resumes is committed to keeping the rate incredibly low compared to the next closest competitors of $350 and up.

Washington Post Says Obama Can Save Wrongly-Imprisoned Colorado Tech Execs

LogoOn July 5, 2016, the Washington Post released an online article about a former federal appeals judge's continuing efforts to help free six imprisoned Colorado tech execs known as the IRP6 (www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/07/05/judge-who-freed-hurricane-carter-now-helping-six-imprisoned-men-but-only-obama-can-save-them). The article will be released in the actual paper on July 6th.

CILC Software Available Now to Track ISIS Sleeper Cells That Threaten the Homeland

LogoThe terror attacks in Turkey underscore that America has a continuing need to improve intelligence, investigative and technological superiority to combat the threat of ISIS carrying out an attack on the U.S. homeland. "The inferior, antiquated case management technology that the congressional 9/11 commission said contributed to the 9/11 attacks remains in use by the vast majority of federal law enforcement agencies, while six case management innovators (IRP6) continue languishing in federal prison because of constitutional neglect by the federal courts and Colorado U.S Attorney's Office," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause.