Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tag: FBI

Corrupt Congressman Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

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 End of Encryption? NSA and FBI Seek New Backdoors Against...

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.

Former House Speaker Charged with Concealing Blackmail Payments

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?

DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

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.

'How the FBI Created a Terrorist:' Agency Accused of Entrapping Mentally...

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.

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?

US Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years and 3 Months for Posting...

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.

Corrupt Congressman Resigns in Disgrace

U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm is resigning before Congress convenes for the new year after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge and after admitting to lying under oath.

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American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Diabetic Dies in Jail After Police Refuse to Give Him Insulin

Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies allegedly refused to give Michael Robinson medical treatment until he became too weak to hold up his own head. Robinson later died, prompting an investigation into his time in jail.

Sanders calls on democrats to embrace 8-point plan to end police brutality, protect communities

“We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long.”
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6 Atlanta cops charged with assaulting college students on video

Two of the officers were immediately fired for use of excessive force.

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?