Friday, September 25, 2020

Former Governor Sentenced to 2 Years for Bribery Scheme

Former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted on federal corruption charges. Instead of condemning McDonnell for abusing his power, many politicians have reached out in support.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Autopsy Reveals LAPD Shot Ezell Ford in the Back

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?