Saturday, August 24, 2019

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

The final passage of the USA Freedom Act has many civil-liberties credentials rejoicing. But why is it that people in Europe and elsewhere, who care about civil liberties and want true press freedom, look to the U.S. surveillance state?

From Solitary to the Street: Coping with Freedom After Years in Prison Isolation

Approximately 80,000 prisoners are currently in solitary confinement, some being held in isolation for years. Thousands of prisoners are being released from solitary confinement directly back into communities without help with coping with this major transition.

VIDEO: Tamir Rice Killing: Activists Push for Arrests After Judge Finds Probable Cause to...

The police officer that shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was holding a toy gun at a playground, is currently being charged. This is finally occurring after six months of absolutely no progress on the trial.

Three Deputies Convicted of Covering Up Brutality Inflicted by Sheriff’s Son

Three deputies in Georgia have been fired after being convicted of covering up an incident in which the son of Decatur County Sheriff brutally beat a civilian. The victim has filed a civil lawsuit against the deputies and the county for violating his rights.

Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement

There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. The United Nations says the practice often amounts to torture. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.

Undercover NY Cop Found Guilty of Assault in Motorist’s Beating

After an undercover New York detective and a biker were caught on video ruthlessly beating a motorist, the two were convicted on Tuesday of second-degree assault, coercion and riot. Their sentencing is set for August.

VIDEO: Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended After Manhandling Bikini-Clad...

Hundreds are protesting against a white police officer who threw a 4-year-old African-American girl to the ground and pointed his pistol at other black youths at a neighborhood pool party. It's time the police brutality ends.

Ex-Cop Indicted on Murder Charge for Gunning Down Unarmed Man

After South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, fatally killed Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder. Will the indictment of another officer involved in covering up the shooting give us the answers?

Student’s Death in Custody Ruled a Homicide After Nine Deputies Fired

A 21-year-old computer science student died while in police custody. Calling it a homicide, it was only after his death certificate was issued that it was confirmed the student was killed at the hands of the police. Just another case of police brutality.

The High School Valedictory Address You Weren’t Supposed to Hear

Evan Young, valedictorian of his graduating class this year, was told by his school Principal that he was not allowed to give the valedictorian speech he wrote because it included his admission of being gay. The principal even went so far as to out Evan to his father!