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.
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.
Senator Feinstein sent a letter to President Obama with her recommendations to prevent the CIA from committing acts of torture. But are her good intentions enough prevent the CIA from committing further human rights violations?
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?
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.
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.
Discussion on how the data for “economic recovery” is manipulated, and how true capitalism has morphed into crony capitalism, casino capitalism and cruel capitalism.
Ezell Ford is one of at least 16 unarmed black people killed by the police in 2014. While officers claim Ford attempted to grab one of their guns, does the autopsy report back their story?
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?
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.
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