Tag Archives: Justice Department

Ralph Nader: Questions, Questions Where are the Answers?

“Have you had a serious personal or critical inquiry put to your U.S. Senator or Representative that has gone unanswered?” Some questions that need answers!

Chris Hedges | RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.

DN! War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration: Michelle Alexander, Susan Burton (Videos)

Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs

Greg Palast | Here’s what we do now – a personal note

No way around it, this is one frightening moment. Decades of progress created with sweat and determination face destruction.

Justice Dept Announces It Will End Use of For-Profit Prisons

This announcement comes on the heels of a rather scathing report from the DOJ’s inspector general last week which found the nefarious privately-run facilities had a greater number of safety and security incidents than those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

John Kiriakou | Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Shows Inherent Unfairness in U.S. Justice System

First, I want to be clear that I’m not angry at Hillary Clinton personally. I don’t like Hillary. I don’t support her. I don’t trust her. I don’t think she would be a good or trustworthy president. But that’s not the issue here. The issue is the inherent unfairness in the system.

Civil Liberties Groups Express Concern Over Dramatic Growth of Individuals on Terror Watch Lists

The system has grown so large and complex that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said this week that the Senate will vote “with almost no one understanding how these lists are put together, how they’re adjudicated, how you get off of them.” He added: “The terror watch list is not what people think it is .?.?. and there’s 11 different lists.”

John Kiriakou | If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Most senior Democrats—all of whom were silent as the Obama administration waged war on whistleblowers—have sought either to defend Clinton or downplay the importance of what she did.

Nation of Change: DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

From the article: “Unfortunately hair analysis is only one of many flawed forensic practices that are still used that pose the threat of infecting criminal trials across the nation. We need leadership in Washington to ensure scientific rigor and greater oversight over forensics to prevent these miscarriages of justice.”

Raw Story: New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture

 “These are, simply, crimes. They are prohibited by federal law, which defines torture as the intentional infliction of “severe physical or mental pain or suffering.”  Former Vice President Dick Cheney (ABC TOM BOGGIONI  RawStory.com  December 22, 2014 In a blistering editorial published in the Monday [sic] edition of the New York Times, the editorial page […]

Todd Pierce: Has the U.S. Constitution Been Lost to Military Rule?

Bush officials argued this was due to necessity, but in fact that was fallacious, as the U.S. military is not, and should not be, considered an antiterrorist force. Militaries exist to defend against foreign armies attacking, not to conduct the police work required for counter-terrorism. But as we’ve seen, when a military takes control of a country, occupying it as in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the Israeli occupation of Palestine, it enforces martial law on the civilians living there—in other words, the military operates as a dictatorship, or as our Supreme Court called it, “martial rule.”

Denial from Justice Department re targeting of Muslim and Arab American leaders

U.S. intelligence agencies target Muslim and Arab American leaders    Denial from Justice Dept. is disingenuous     The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund  July 10, 2014 The statement issued today by the Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence in response to Glenn Greenwald’s just-released story in The Intercept about NSA and FBI spying is disingenuous. It […]

Tevor Timm: Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA

A web of deception has finally been untangled: the Justice Department got the US supreme court to dismiss a case that could have curtailed the NSA’s dragnet. Why? It turns out neither of two statements that held up in the nation’s highest court were true – but it took Snowden’s historic whistleblowing to prove it. […]

The criminalization of political opposition in America

Editor’s Note: This article briefly mentions the raids on the homes antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in 2010 after their organizations were infiltrated. The article does not mention the RNC8, who were accused of terrorism after the 2008 Republican convention in St. Paul MN. So really, this is not new news for those of us in Minnesota. […]

12 Corporate Espionage Tactics Used Against Leading Progressive Groups, Activists and Whistleblowers

Corporate spies for Dow, Kraft and others have tried to discredit, shame and infiltrate civic groups using an array of dirty tricks. By Steven Rosenfeld  December 3, 2013  AlterNet  Posing as volunteers. Stealing documents. Dumpster diving. Planting electronic bugs. Hacking computers. Tapping phones and voicemail. Planting false information. Trailing family members. Threatening reporters. Hiring cops, CIA […]

Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

 democracynow Published on May 15, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The […]

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

RT> Senators terrified with abuse of Patriot Act’s secret laws

Senators terrified with abuse of Patriot Act’s secret laws opednews.com   March 18, 2012   RT U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla) Horrified with the way the US government uses the Patriot Act against its own people, two senators have been trying to make these practices public for years. Tired of being ignored, […]

Adam Liptak> A High-Tech War on Leaks

A High-Tech War on Leaks By Adam Liptak   February 11, 2012   New York Times In the 1976 film “All the President’s Men,” Robert Redford plays Bob Woodward, who waits for his source in a parking garage.  Warner Bros. Washington BACK in 2006, before the Obama administration made leak prosecutions routine, a panel of three federal […]

William Fisher> Trial By Media: The Justice System No One Wants You to Know About

Trial By Media: The Justice System No One Wants You to Know About Sunday 25 December 2011    by: William Fisher, Truthout | News Analysis Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, now a lobbyist, appears before a House Judiciary subcommittee in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2008.  (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times) Remember Mike Nifong? Sure. […]