‘Some Will Call Me a Torturer’: CIA Man Reveals Secret Jail
Admitting that “some will call me a torturer” is a surefire way to cut yourself off from anyone’s sympathy. But Glenn Carle, a former CIA operative, isn’t sure whether he’s the hero or the villain of his own story.Read more »
"...research suggests that having pepper spray could lead to higher numbers of violent incidents." "About 45 percent of U.S. police agencies now allow pepper spray to be used in response to passive resistance...."Read more »
A police officer killed an elderly, deaf and mentally disabled man riding his bicycle by shooting him with a Taser stun gun after he failed to obey instructions to stop.
Roger Anthony, 61, was killed as he made his way home in Scotland Neck, South Carolina, after officers responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen off his bicycle in a car park.Read more »
Shane Bauer: "In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would immediately remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay," he said. While the hikers don't believe American policies "justify what has been done to us," he said, "We do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments, including the government of Iran, to act in kind."Read more »
NYPD officers caught on tape assaulting peaceful concertgoers outside of a New York City nightclub.
Around the 00:52 mark you'll see a man with his hands up yell "I ain't do nothing" before being cursed at and then punched, kicked and beat with clubs by a group of uniformed officers.
The darkened, slightly raised scars that cover nearly every inch of Charity Lekeia Brown's body are a daily reminder of a brief but frightening stay at Tippecanoe County Jail last year.Read more »
This used to be fiction...and now its reality.
--Youtube clip The Siege with Denzel Washington.
Makes a great point. "What if the decrease in our freedoms is what they wanted? What if they have already won?"Read more »
Asked directly, Johnson says that he wouldn’t end the Department of Agriculture or Department of Commerce. He also says we don’t need to end the Fed — we just need the “resolve” to balance the budget. “We went to the moon; we can balance the budget,” he says, making one wonder if he even knows what the Fed does.Read more »
The news of Manning’s transfer to Kansas comes after several international groups, including Amnesty International, stepped up criticism of Manning’s treatment at the Marine jail. The detention conditions caused State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley to describe the treatment as “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid.” Crowley was forced to resign days later but has stood by his statement.Read more »
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Five military police officers in Brazil were under arrest Wednesday after a security camera video came to light showing them shooting a 14-year-old boy several times, including once in the chest, in August of last year. While the victim spent up to 10 days in the hospital, the bullet missed the boy’s lung and he survived.
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