Friday, August 7, 2020

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?

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.

Zombie Economy – Living Bubble

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Saudi Government Imposes Sentence of 1,000 Lashes Against Activist Blogger

The Saudi Arabian government has issued a series of 1,000 public lashings and 10 years in prison to an activist blogger Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki requested an end to this punishment, but it does not look like Saudi authorities will end this brutality.