Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: Justice Department

With Trump’s Justice Department retreating, who will now police the police?

The Department of Justice is moving away from taking on abuses by local law enforcement. This is what that means for Elkhart, Indiana.

Internal watchdog refers Ryan Zinke’s behavior while in office to Justice...

There are currently three open ethics investigations surrounding Zinke's behavior while in office.

Paul Manafort guilty on eight of 18 charges

The government alleged Manafort "hid income from foreign consulting from the IRS" and later "lied to banks to qualify for loans to sustain his lavish lifestyle."

Building the Iron Wall

The ominous assault on the final redoubts of a free press, through an attempt to brand dissidents, independent journalists and critics of corporate power and imperialism as agents of a foreign power, has begun.

Appointed special counsel: Will former FBI director bring down Trump?

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate President Trump’s alleged ties with Russia, as Trump lashes out at the ongoing witch hunt.

DOJ Inspector General urges Congress to empower government watchdogs ahead of...

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that Congress must get involved and implement new rules.

Observers sent to polling places to help protect voters

These poll watchers will be sent to places more likely to be affected by racial discrimination, intimidation or other means of depriving voters.

Two Former Police Chiefs Plead Guilty to Violating Civil Rights

Two former Louisiana police chiefs were jailed for tasing inmates after they admitted they knew their actions were unlawful, but continued to deprive inmates of their rights under color of law. How corrupt!

FIFA Executives Indicted on International Corruption Charges

The defendants face maximum terms of 20 years in prison for the RICO conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, and obstruction of justice charges. Did they get what they deserved?

As Feds Probe Baltimore Police, Cops in Freddie Gray Case Seek...

Lawyers for six of the officers involved in the killing of Freddie Gray are challenging the role of Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, claiming alleged conflicts of interest and "egregious" violations. Is this their way of possibly influencing the jurors?

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."
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Video: Restrained detainee begs for life as guards kill him

Neville’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against the county of Forsyth and Wellpath, the medical agency that employs the nurse, for failing to save Neville’s life and negligently causing his death.