Tag Archives: Justice Department
“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!
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.
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
No way around it, this is one frightening moment. Decades of progress created with sweat and determination face destruction.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]