Category Political-Corruption

CODEPINK Condemns Decision Not to Indict Darren Wilson – CODEPINK

“It has been said that ‘a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich,’” said Nathan Sheard, the leader of CODEPINK’s campaign to demilitarize the police. “But what has been proven today in St. Louis County, as it was weeks ago in Ohio, is that what cannot be indicted is a police officer who has killed a […]

Darren Wilson KKK Link? Anonymous Releases Statement, But Little Information

‘We are confident that as we continue to expose members of the terrorist organization TAKKKK, we will no doubt connect them to Ferguson Law Enforcement on our own. Ex TAKKKK member Henry Harrell has come forward saying “I know for a fact that the TAKKKK had a lot to do with what went on in […]

Can taking pictures near Ferguson get a person sacked?

“The head of security for Drury was in there, and he pretty much called me a terrorist, saying that I dishonorably served my country for posting those pictures and videos on Facebook,” Paffrath said.The pictures he took and posted on Thursday were of dozens of vehicles marked with the logos of the Department of Homeland […]

Revealed: FBI attempted to drive MLK to suicide — RT USA

On Tuesday, Beverly Gage wrote for the New York Times about the history of the letter which, until then, had been largely shrouded in secrecy, as have other clandestine FBI operations that sought to discredit alleged opponents of the United States government under the helm of then director J Edgar Hoover through a covert campaign […]

Police Brutality in the US of A

While FBI Finds Police Killings on the Rise, Real Number of Killings Remains Uknown | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered “justifiable homicide,” defined by the bureau as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.” There were 461 justifiable homicides reported last year, up from 426 in […]

More than 600 US troops say they were exposed to chemical agents in Iraq | US news | The Guardian

Defence secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an internal review of military records after the Times reported in October that US troops encountered degraded chemical weapons from the 1980s that had been hidden or used in makeshift bombs.The initial newspaper report disclosed that 17 service members had been injured by sarin or sulphur mustard agent, and several […]

FBI warns against cyber attacks but seeks rule change to make them much more likely | Privacy SOS

he FBI wants to be able to infect computers with malware when it doesn’t know where exactly they’re located. The implications for computer security, and for constitutional limits on the government’s search powers, are drastic.The Department of Justice is asking a judicial committee to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which […]

Australians should prepare for more anti-terror raids: AFP chief

“The paradigm has changed such that we will be forced to react much quicker than what we previously have, and I think the community will see more of this where we will do a large number of execution of search warrants and probably only one or two arrests.”Mr Gaughan said police made no apologies for the raids, including the seizure of a reportedly plastic […]

Huntsville schools paid $157,000 to former FBI agent, social media monitoring led to 14 expulsions | AL.com

Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison said the numbers suggest the system is targeting social media activities of black children. “That is effectively targeting or profiling black children in terms of behavior and behavioral issues,” said Harrison.But board member Laurie McCaulley, the only African-American member of the city school board, said expulsions are caused by serious […]

Probe of FBI agent leads to release of convicted drug dealers from prison – The Washington Post

In addition, several suspects awaiting trial on drug charges and a man convicted but not yet sentenced have also been freed. Officials said more cases­ that could involve the agent are under scrutiny, including one involving 21 defendants.None of the suspects or felons have had their charges dropped or convictions overturned. Most are on home […]

At the UN, Obama invokes Ferguson: ‘We welcome the scrutiny of the world’ – The Washington Post

“I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within our own borders. This is true,” Obama said. “In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the […]

Greenwald: Harper Government Exploiting Recent Attacks To Expand Powers

Terrorism is “the most inflammatory, but also the most meaningless word in our political lexicon,” Greenwald told an audience of over 1,000 during a speech on privacy and state surveillance on Saturday. “We’ve allowed this word terrorism to take on such profound meaning that right before our eyes governments dismantle the protections and defining attributes […]

Police records show far more blacks than whites shot by local officers | KMOV.com St. Louis

Klinger provided News 4 with a map that showed more than 200 police shootings in St. Louis City from 2002 through 2012. Most of those shootings occurred in higher crime, low-income, neighborhoods, most of which were predominantly African American neighborhoods in north St. Louis. There was also a significant percentage of police shootings in higher […]

SWAT kills Georgia man using info from drug addict who stole his car — RT USA

A Georgia SWAT team, acting on a tip from a drug addict, killed a 59-year-old grandfather and businessman in his home while executing a warrant. The informant had stolen a car from the property a few days before.It was just before 11 p.m. on September 24 in East Dublin, Ga., and David Hooks was asleep. […]

‘Not survivable’ but very profitable: Contractors cash in on failed intelligence network — RT USA

“The performance failures of the network have been well-documented, but less scrutiny has been devoted to the revolving door between defense companies that profit from the troubled intelligence system and the military commands that continue to fund it, records show,” Dilanian wrote. “Several people who worked in key roles in Army intelligence left for top […]

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