Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: Department of Justice

OxyContin drug maker pleads guilty to federal criminal charges

"Today’s guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue’s crimes destroyed over the past decade.”

DOJ Inspector General launches investigation into law enforcement tactics against protesters...

The Inspector General of the Justice Department recently announced launching an investigation into the role of Attorney General William Barr ordering the attack on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square in front of the White House last month.

DOJ investigating lawmakers’ stock dumps ahead of coronavirus market crash

At least one lawmaker affected by the probe is Republican Sen. Richard Bur, who unloaded up to $1.7 million in stocks.

Watchdog group files complaint against Attorney General William Barr for abuse...

“Attorney General Barr has directly contradicted, misrepresented or undermined the independent, non-partisan and credible work of both the Department’s Inspector General and its Special Counsel, in order to blunt conclusions by these officials which were contrary to the views and interests of President Trump.”

US sues Lockheed Martin and affiliates for alleged kickbacks at nuclear...

“This lawsuit demonstrates that the Department of Justice will work tirelessly to ensure that public funds are used for the important purposes for which they are intended.”

Photo essay: The military is poisoning America’s groundwater

But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.

Justice Department wants Supreme Court to put a halt to youth...

About a week before the groundbreaking constitutional youth climate lawsuit heads to trial, the Department of Justice is trying to have the Supreme Court...

7 Russian GRU officers indicted for computer hacking and money laundering

According to the indictment, the GRU officers were charged with conspiracy to commit computer crimes, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money.

DOJ drop remaining charges against #J20 protesters

"Upon consideration of the government's motion to dismiss in this case, it is: ORDERED that these cases be dismissed without prejudice."

Trump administration stops fight against transgender troops

On January 1, 2018, openly transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the U.S. military.

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Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.