Monday, January 27, 2020

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?

Corrupt Congressman Resigns in Disgrace

U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm is resigning before Congress convenes for the new year after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge and after admitting to lying under oath.

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.

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.

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.

Zombie Economy – Living Bubble

We have a zombie economy that is artificially kept alive through blood transfusion, or if you prefer something more benign.

PETA Proposes Shareholder Vote to Return SeaWorld Animals to the Ocean

PETA recently submitted a shareholder resolution to retire SeaWorld’s captive animals as attendance, revenue and stock prices continue to plummet. Will PETA win the shareholder vote?

Sen. Feinstein Introducing New Laws to Prohibit CIA 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?

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police for Shooting Son in the Back

Darrien Hunt’s family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Saratoga Springs and the two officers who shot him to death for carrying a souvenir sword. Do law enforcement officials only draw their guns to kill?

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.