News Donald Blankenship Coal King Expected to Report to Prison, Emergency Motion Denied

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    West Virginia coal boss Donald Blankenship is expected to report to a California prison today after a judge denied his legal team's last-ditch effort to keep their disgraced client a free man.

    Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted in December and later sentenced to one year in prison for conspiring to violate safety standards ahead of an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 workers in 2010. At the time of his sentencing, prosecutors bemoaned such a short sentence -- the maximum for the conspiracy charge -- for what they called “monstrous” wrongdoing.

    After the disaster, a federal safety inspection found that "if basic safety measures had been in place... there would have been no loss of life at UBB [Upper Big Branch]."

    Attorneys for Blankenship filed an emergency motion Tuesday in hopes of convincing the judge to allow Blankenship to remain out of prison on $1 million bail as his case goes through appeal. Prosecutors argued that the motion was redundant, that the defense had already made that request. This morning the judge sided with prosecutors and denied Blankenship's motion.

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    Mine workers stand at the entrance of the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 9, 2010 in Montcoal, W.V.

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    1 year in prison for 29 deaths. shameful.
     
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    How about the senator that got 15 months for fucking little boys, I don't know what's worse
     
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    thats justice in america for ya, steal a hundred bucks with a gun you get 25 years, steal a hundred million with a pen you get probation
     
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    Both of these statements are true.
     
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    And this dude I bet is gonna go to some minimum security federal prison. He isn't going to Attica that's the other part of the crime
    He will report to a hard core federal and then in a week they will quietly transfer him. He probably has 4-5 senators in his back pocket working it for him now
     
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    He got a mere year for killing 29 people and he is still going kicking and screaming like a little bitch.
     
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    The whole thing just makes me ill. :tears:
     
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    the bankers that crashed the economy weren't even charged
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    And probably 8 before that. They're all the same.
     
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    there are times
    just for an hour here and there
    where you gotta admit the President Bernie Sanders might sound nice

    cause that cranky old commie loon might actually set shit up so these despicable beings see real punishment
     
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    Someone needs to kill this motherfucker.
     
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    Makes the affluenza kid look like a piker. It's shameful that the legal system benefits the wealthy. It's one thing to have other advantages, but the wealthy in this country literally get away with murder.
     
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    The guy probably is loaded. 29 lives for a few dollars more.
     
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    Come on, it's not like he killed 29 minors.