Dead Prosecutor Drafted Arrest Warrant for Argentine President
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. While she is among other politicians being accused, no one has been convicted.
Not Immune: Sheriff’s Captain Convicted of Civil Rights Violation
Not only is a police sheriff responsible for ensuring the safety of a community, he or she must also hold those within the administration to higher standards. That's what Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office did to one of its own, Captain James “Jim” Corder.
CIA Whistleblower Faces 100 Years in Prison for Talking to NY Times Reporter
Even though his actions didn't harm or kill any people, Jeffrey Sterling, former CIA case officer, faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and a fine of up to $2.25 million. His sentencing is scheduled for April 24.
FBI Arrests Cop on Charges of Police Brutality and Falsifying Records
Officer Domenico Lillo has been accused of the "use of excessive force and falsifying records in order to cover up their actions" in various lawsuits, but was never convicted. Lillo now faces up to 30 years in prison after he was arrested by the FBI for deprivation of civil rights.
NY Assembly Speaker Arrested for Accepting $4 Million in Bribes
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was recently arrested and charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and extortion. With some politicians abusing their positions and accepting dark money, how can citizens fully trust their government?
US Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years and 3 Months for Posting a Link
Barrett Brown, a freelance journalist, was sentenced to 5 years and three months in prison for posting a hyperlink containing stolen credit card information. The excessive prison sentence looming over Brown has gained massive media attention.
New GOP Chairman Suppresses Full CIA Torture Report
In 2009, former CIA Director Leon Panetta ordered the CIA to conduct its own investigation into documents involving torture. This review found that the CIA had repeatedly overstated the value of intelligence gained through torture.
3 Sheriff’s Deputies Charged with Beating Suspect on Camera
Three sheriff’s deputies have recently been charged with mishandling an arrestee of civil rights. Conspiracy, to deprive an individual of civil rights, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Four Secret Service Assistant Directors Demoted Amid Scandals
Although acting Director Joseph Clancy demoted four assistant directors, they are now free to resign or report for new assignments within the Secret Service or its parent agency, DHS. Has the Secret Service suffered from a lack of leadership?
Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murdering Homeless Man
APD’s pattern of using excessive force is a repeated violation of the Fourth Amendment. Are these officers not receiving the proper training to ensure the rights and safety of people with mental illness or in distress?
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