U.S. wields the 1917 Espionage Act to silence "whistle blowers

Posted February 28th, 2012 by iamodd999

Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?”

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Anonymous takes on prison industrial complex with latest hack

Posted February 24th, 2012 by jessexcruz

The prison industrial complex is the latest victim of Anonymous’ #FuckFBIFriday campaign. Hacktivists have compromised data from a massive correctional facility management firm and have defaced their website.

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Another reason decrim will never happen.

Posted February 21st, 2012 by SeanD

Private prison management company wants 90% prison occupancy guaranteed by the State in new contract. As long as draconian contracts like this are in existence legalization will never happen.

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More Evidence of Outright Election Sabbotage by the GOP

More evidence of blatant anti-Paul bias in the GOP. Truly underhanded. One can argue that the Ron Paul stealth strategy is "playing the system", but that is within the rules. This stuff going on now is obviously out of bounds.

Maybe he can't win. Because the GOP may not allow him to win, no matter what they have to stoop to in order to insure he doesn't derail the gravy train.

Please endure the first 2 minutes of the video, then it gets good.

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It is always interesting when the goverment truns on one of its own.

Former police officer who was jailed for 10 years for police brutality, spoke for the first time of her conviction. "I just did what I was trained to do" Female cop describes ordeal, for setting police dog on a man trying to escape. The dog bit the man on the calf, but he never filed a complaint. Prince George County Police Department was being investigated after claims of excessive force had been leveled at the force. Complaints and a string of media reports prompted a federal investigation of excessive force by officers. But the investigation yielded no major convictions.

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Panel Removes OC Judge Who Fixed Traffic Tickets For Friends

Posted February 12th, 2012 by pmfalcon

FULLERTON (CBS) — An Orange County Superior Court judge was removed from office Wednesday by a state oversight panel for helping friends and relatives get out of traffic tickets for minimal costs. In most of the cases, Stanford arranged to have most fees and fines waived for relatives and friends who received tickets, except for a $51 traffic school fee, in exchange for guilty pleas and referral to traffic school, according to the commission’s complaint. During a disciplinary hearing in July of last year, Stanford’s attorney, Paul S.

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Hey! Wanna Buy Some Influence?

Posted February 8th, 2012 by iamodd999

The amount of money involved in politics—already staggering well before Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission opened the floodgates—is about to surge even higher, making our already-undemocratic campaign system even less accessible.

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Phoenix P.D. Overcharges Taxpayers $160k for Occupy Protests

Posted February 8th, 2012 by karileed

Out of all of the cities with Occupy movements, the cost per arrest in Phoenix was the highest - taxpayers spent $4,430 per. If this math is correct, each officer got around $8,000 in overtime for 72 hours of police work to protect the city from just 40 protestors. Who does this benefit? Not Phoenicians. Additional coverage at the San Francisco Chronicle here:

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Fraud in Nevada caucus?

Posted February 7th, 2012 by iamodd999

Suspicions of fraud surrounded missing precincts in Clark County that, regardless of the various deadlines, had not reported when they were supposed to, and in fact, underwent a number of recounts, some of which took place behind closed doors.

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Family of slain Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF,

Posted February 2nd, 2012 by iamodd999

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning program. Sadly the family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels’ conduct. When Lone Wolf only sold those weapons at the direction of the ATF.

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