Former FBI agent and New York Congressman, Michael Grimm who resigned from Congress earlier this year to avoid an investigation by the House Committee on Ethics, plead guilty to tax fraud. He now faces a prison sentence.
The U.S. and Britain governments are pushing for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Many cryptographers, computer scientists, and security specialists are against this allowance.
Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, was indicted for covering up large bank transactions and lying to the FBI. Forced to cover up past misconduct through blackmail payments, is Hastert squeaky clean reputation now tainted?
The Department of Justice and FBI have openly admitted to providing scientifically invalid testimonies for decades. The result: numerous innocent convicts have been exonerated and released from prison.
One journalist investigates the FBI’s use of informants in sting operations in an exposé called "How the FBI Created a Terrorist." Join Democracy Now discusses an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting that took place in 2012.
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?
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.