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Diversity News Publications goes dark This 4th of July supporting the 4th Amendment

Diversity News Publications goes dark This 4th of July supporting the 4th Amendment

Diversity News Magazine goes dark This 4th of July supporting the 4th Amendment (via Diversity News Magazine)

This 4th of July, we stand by the 4th Amendment and against the U.S. government’s unconstitutional surveillance of Internet users.The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights clearly protects all citizens’ assets, both digital and physical, against…

Brazilia Moda of Diversity News Magazine to cover President Barack Obama visit to Florida

Diversity News Magazine also endorses President Barack Obama to be re elected as President of the U.S.A.

Hollywood, CA – November 3, 2012, CONGRATULATIONS to Brazilia Moda of Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV who will be covering President Barack Obama visit to Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

“I am extremely excited that I am able to cover the event and looking forward to the presidents speech, as this will be his last stop in Florida.” said Brazilia Moda.

Ms. Moda got all approvals and clearance from President Barack Obama press representative and including from the United States Secret Service.

“The reason I am interested in covering this event is because this is history being made, there is a great anticipation in the air and excitement as we draw closer to election day. To me this is a great opportunity as well experience.” concluded Ms. Moda.

To see Brazilia’s team coverage visit Diversity News Magazine at http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/

About Brazilia Moda:
Brazilia Moda started her career a as a Plus Size Model and Motivational Speaker who has been in the industry for several years. She have appeared on several talk shows which include Ricky Lake, Geraldo Rivera, Mark Walberg and Carnie Wilson. She Also has been on the Tyra Banks show, Pa Lante Con Christina. Also modeled for Goddess, Miss Anna Fashion and Fashion Bug in New York City and Florida.
Brazilia also co-hosted WEXY1040 Radio program on Wednesday for 2 years in Florida. She was able to be on the same billboard of Christian event where Michael English was the featured singer and Brazilia as their comedian for there event.
She is from Brooklyn, New York, the city that never sleeps. She has worked hard to spread her Message of Self Confidence, body postive and loving who you are.
Brazilia Moda is the Editor In Chief of BBW Beauties Magazine, that focus on fashion for the fuller figure, makeup, healthy lifestyle and a positive self esteem to give women the tools to build confidence & self-worth. She feels that one should love who they are. Brazilia currently resides in South Beach, Florida. For more information visit http://www.bbwbeautiesmag.com/
Statement of Endorsement:
Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications are proud and officially endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election as President of The U.S.A.
About Diversity News Magazine:
Published by Diversity News Publications, Diversity News Magazine is a consumer news magazine covering news, entertainment, features, awards, sports, events and much more. DiversityNewsMagazine.com, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month, is another venue for advertisers to showcase their products or services on the classified and display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/
About Diversity News TV:
Diversity News TV is part of Diversity News Productions of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment media and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Diversity News TV publish content on YouTube and Blip TV. Diversity News TV coverage includes events, interviews, features, awards, red carpets, music concerts, fashion shows and much more. For more information visit Diversity News Publications at http://www.diversitynewspublications.com
Photos credit to: The White House and Brazilia Moda.

Diversity News Publications Join Millions of Americans to oppose SOPA and PIPA bills

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Diversity News Magazine, an online and print consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications & Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban “Steven” Escobar announced that they are on strike today to fight SOPA and PIPA.

They join Millions of Americans to oppose SOPA and PIPA bills. Also Diversity News Magazine website on strike today to fight SOPA and PIPA.

More about SOPA and PIPA

Members of Congress are trying to do the right thing by going after pirates and counterfeiters but SOPA and PIPA are the wrong way to do it.

1. SOPA and PIPA would censor the Web

The U.S. government could order the blocking of sites using methods similar to those employed by China. Among other things, search engines could be forced to delete entire websites from their search results. That’s why 41 human rights organizations and 110 prominent law professors have expressed grave concerns about the bills.

2. SOPA and PIPA would be job-killers because they would create a new era of uncertainty for American business

Law-abiding U.S. internet companies would have to monitor everything users link to or upload or face the risk of time-consuming litigation. That’s why AOL, EBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga wrote a letter to Congress saying these bills “pose a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job-creation.” It’s also why 55 of America’s most successful venture capitalists expressed concern that PIPA “would stifle investment in Internet services, throttle innovation, and hurt American competitiveness”. More than 204 entrepreneurs told Congress that PIPA and SOPA would “hurt economic growth and chill innovation”.

3. SOPA and PIPA wouldn’t stop piracy

To make matters worse, SOPA and PIPA won’t even work. The censorship regulations written into these bills won’t shut down pirate sites. These sites will just change their addresses and continue their criminal activities, while law-abiding companies will suffer high penalties for breaches they can’t possibly control.

There are effective ways to combat foreign “rogue” websites dedicated to copyright infringement and trademark counterfeiting, while preserving the innovation and dynamism that have made the Internet such an important driver of American economic growth and job creation. Congress should consider alternatives like the OPEN Act, which takes targeted and focused steps to cut off the money supply from foreign pirate sites without making US companies censor the Web.
If these bills pass, one infringement would be enough for a copyright holder to file to take down an entire website. YouTube could disappear overnight. Same with Vimeo, Flickr, Twitter, or even WonderHowTo. Enacting such a draconian law would stifle innovation from new web startups. It would be too risky to create a website where people could submit their own whatever. Even the White House has spoken out about its concerns, emphasizing that they “will not support” any bill “that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”

Sources: Google, http://www.businessinsider.com
Video courtesy of YouTube.com/EngineAdvocacy

James Risen, New York Times reporter subpoenaed by U.S. government

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reported that the U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena yesterday for the testimony of a New York Times reporter in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA operations officer accused of leaking classified information, highlighting a trend of government attempts to use journalists’ testimony in cases against government employees who reveal government information in exchange for anonymity.
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Federal prosecutors also filed a motion late Monday in support of the subpoena, anticipating that Pulitzer Prize-winner James Risen would seek to have the subpoena quashed. “His testimony is directly relevant to, and powerful evidence of, facts that are squarely at issue in this trial — including the identity of the perpetrator,” the motion says.


In December 2010, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted Sterling of O’Fallon, Mo., on 10 counts, including unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and obstruction of justice. The government had issued a subpoena for Risen’s testimony in that proceeding, but the trial judge granted his motion to quash without providing an explanation. A 2008 attempt to require Risen to testify before a previous grand jury investigating Sterling failed when that grand jury expired while Risen’s motion to quash the subpoena was pending.

Procedurally, the government’s decision to compel Risen’s testimony by filing a motion in limine — a tool generally used to focus the evidence to be used at trial — along with a subpoena is unusual. Department of Justice spokeswoman Laura Sweeney could not be reached for comment on the move.

Sterling is accused of giving Risen national security information under the condition of anonymity to be published in newspaper articles and Risen’s 2006 book “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.”

Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg, confirmed to The Associated Press that Risen will ask a judge to quash the subpoena.

Sterling, who worked at the CIA from 1993 to 2002, had conflicts with the agency, including the filing of a racial discrimination complaint. The indictment alleges these issues served as his motivation for leaking the information.


In its motion, the U.S. government argues that Risen is an eyewitness to the alleged crimes, and no federal law exists that exempts a reporter from his or her obligation to testy.

“The question here, therefore, is not whether the testimony is probative of factual issues that will be before the jury, but whether there exists a reporter’s privilege — either under the First Amendment or common law — that exempts this eyewitness from being called, like any other citizen, to provide relevant facts under oath to the jury . . . the answer is no,” the government lawyers said in the brief.

Indeed, although 40 states and the District of Columbia have shield laws that exempt journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources, there is no such statute at the federal level. However, some federal courts have interpreted the Supreme Court’s 1972Branzburg v. Hayes decision as providing a qualified privilege protecting reporters against compelled disclosure of anonymous sources, especially in civil cases.

According to the motion, the government is also seeking non-confidential information from Risen that would not require revealing his source’s identity, including establishing venue for certain counts, authenticating his book, and providing “necessary foundation to admit the defendant’s statements in the book.” However, many federal courts extend the First Amendment-based reporter’s privilege to unpublished, non-confidential information obtained while newsgathering.


Risen and other reporters have relied on the reporter’s privilege before to avoid giving up source names. He and four other reporters were held in contempt of court in 2004 for refusing to reveal confidential sources in a lawsuit against the government brought by former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee. In that case, a judge ordered a fine of $500 per day until they complied with the order. The five news organizations involved — The New York Times, ABC News, The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post — eventually agreed to pay an unprecedented $750,000 as its share of a settlement in exchange for getting the contempt charges dropped.

The case against Sterling represents a trend of the Department of Justice filing criminal charges against those who leak government secrets. Sterling is the fifth known leaker prosecuted by the Obama administration.

Among them is former National Security Agency official Thomas Drake, who faces a 10-count indictment after allegedly leaking government secrets to an unnamed reporter and then reportedly later lying about doing so. The reporter is believed to be Siobhan Gorman, then of the The Baltimore Sun, who wrote a series of articles about problems at the National Security Agency. Drake is scheduled to stand trial in Baltimore on June 13.



The other alleged leakers prosecuted by the Obama administration are: Stephen Kim, a former Department of State analyst who allegedly leaked an intelligence report to an unidentified reporter; Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army private alleged to have leaked classified information to WikiLeaks; and Shamai Leibowitz, a former FBI linguist who was convicted in May 2010 of charges related to the leaking of classified information to an unidentified blogger and sentenced to 20 months in prison.

About James Risen:
James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for The New York Times who worked previously for the Los Angeles Times. He has written or co-written many articles concerning U.S. government activities and is the author or co-author of two books about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a book about the American public debate about abortion.

Sources: http://www.rcfp.org & Wikipedia

San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis Suing former CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis announced that her office has filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego County Superior Court, seeking to nullify the Governor’s commutation of Esteban Nunez’ prison sentence.  The lawsuit is believed to be the first-of-its kind in the nation filed by a District Attorney on behalf of the victims.

Nunez pled guilty to three felony charges in connection with his role in the assault on four young men, including Luis Santos who died as a result of the attack.  Nunez was sentenced to 16 years in state prison.  On his last day in office, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted Nunez’s sentence to seven years.


“Once again, we are going to court seeking justice for the victims in this case— Luis Santos, Evan Henderson, Keith Robertson, Brandon Scheerer and their families.” said DA Dumanis.  “A governor who is considering a commutation has a constitutional duty under Marsy’s Law to include the voices of the victims.  In this case, that clearly didn’t happen.”

The civil suit names the Governor of California, Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Warden of Mule Creek State Prison as defendants and respondents and Esteban Nunez as a real party of interest.  In the suit, the DA’s Office argues that the Governor was constitutionally obligated to notify the victims of crime of his intent to commute a sentence and provide them with an opportunity to be heard.  As a result of the Governor’s failure to do that, the victims’ constitutional rights were violated and the Governor’s Executive Order commuting Nunez’ sentence is void and unenforceable.


Nunez, along with a co-defendant, pleaded guilty in 2010 to voluntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon.  The assault occurred during a fight near San Diego State University that left Luis Santos dead from knife wounds and three other victims injured.  Nunez’ guilty plea was accepted by the court with no promises for leniency and he was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for his crimes.  Nunez’ case was being appealed when the commutation was suddenly announced by Governor Schwarzenegger on his last day in office.  Victims in the case learned of the commutation through news reports.

“Marsy’s Law was designed to keep people from being re-victimized and the former Governor’s action violated that law,” said DA Dumanis.   “We don’t argue with the Governor’s constitutional ability to grant pardons or commutations.  Historically, the Governor was entrusted with this power in order to represent the conscience of the community and to insure against miscarriages of justice.  Instead, this last-minute commutation made without all the facts or input from the parties, only fueled the public’s mistrust of government and greatly diminished justice.”

“I support the effort of the District Attorney to achieve justice for the victim’s family and all of San Diego,” said City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.


Earlier this year, the District Attorney’s Office also announced support of Assembly Bill 648, which would require the applicant for a commutation of sentence notify the District Attorney 30 days before the governor acts upon the application.  The District Attorney must then notify the victims, and both the District Attorneys and the victims will have the opportunity to provide written recommendations to the Governor for or against the commutation or pardon.  AB 648 is being co-authored by California Assemblymembers Marty Block and Nathan Fletcher.

About San Diego County District Attorney:
The employees of the San Diego District Attorney, in partnership with the Community they serve, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice and protection of the innocent and the prevention of crime through the vigorous  and  professional  prosecution  of those  who  violate the law.

Source: http://www.sdcda.org
Photo credit to: The San Diego County District Attorney Office