Friday, January 22, 2021

The Capitol insurrection and white supremacist infiltration of U.S. Police

Domestic terrorism from far-right groups is a significant threat to America’s safety and security.

Army vet charged with attempted murder at Trump rally

Although the veteran told police that he fired in self-defense, a bystander video shows him approaching the vehicle before shooting into it.

We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes

Toxic polarization, in which the other side is seen as a monolithic enemy and an existential threat, is dangerous and cripples our ability to solve serious problems.

Time to trash the terrorist watch list, a police-state Frankenstein gone off the rails

Any political blacklist that has a million names of “suspected terrorists” is a caricature of a police state run amok.

Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military

Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.

Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed?

“The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure.”

Former firefighter arrested for throwing fire extinguisher at Capitol police

The extinguisher bounced off the officer’s helmet before striking another officer in the head who was not wearing a helmet.

2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots

“At this point, it’s a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit.”

“No one took us seriously”: Black cops warned about racist capitol police officers for...

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.

Former Michigan governor and others in his administration face charges in Flint water crisis

While the nature of the charges are unknown, charges were brought against former governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Nick Lyon, former health department director, and other officials in his administration.