Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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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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.

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.

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."