Following the arrest of two women in New York for allegedly conspiring to build a weapon of mass destruction, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called for the banishment of a bomb-making book and an Al-Qaeda-published magazine from the internet.
Feinstein is currently Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, but under her chairmanship of the committee, which ended last year, she was responsible for the release of the report on the CIA's use of torture against detainees during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She released her request on Friday.
The two Bronx cops who beat a 17-year-old in an alley in 2011 are headed to jail for a month.
A judge sentenced Jose Ocasio, who has since resigned from the NYPD, and Joseph Murphy, who is still on the force, to 30 days imprisonment for punching and kicking Tyre Davis outside the 46th Precinct station house, the Daily News reported. The attack came after the officers processed Davis on a disorderly conduct charge for commenting on the odor of dog dung coming off one of their shoes.
Does the truth matter anymore in this country? Once I began my journey now going into my 24th year, all I found was nothing but lies, lies and more lies. Elected officials as well as unelected adminsitrative honchos like Lois Lerner of the IRS mess do nothing but lie to we the people. Both parties, county, state, federal, it doesn't seem to matter. The agenda is all important regardless of party.
A few weeks ago, there was an election in Ferguson, Mo., the result of which was to treble the number of African Americans on that unhappy suburb’s city council. This was greeted in some corners with optimism — now, at last, the city’s black residents would have a chance to see to securing their own interests. This optimism flies in the face of evidence near — St. Louis — and far — Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco . . .
A Knox County deputy is now being investigated after he fatally assaulted 33-year old David Dehmann on April 21. Dehmann was autistic and had Tourette’s Syndrome, and was well-known by the local law enforcement.
The family is clearly devastated. Dehmann’s step-mother Melissa spoke on the tragedy, saying “He might have had his issues in the past and everything, but he didn’t deserve to die because of this.”
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican presidential hopeful, on Wednesday introduced a resolution to block new regulations on Internet service providers, saying they would "wrap the Internet in red tape."
The "net neutrality" rules, which are slated to take effect in June, are backed by the Obama administration and were passed by the Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission in February. AT&T Inc and wireless and cable trade associations are challenging them in court.
Denver, CO — A recently proposed bill in Colorado imposing legal penalties on police officers who interfere with citizens filming them could soon become law. The state’s House Of Representatives passed the bill this week, and it will now move on to vote in the Senate.
Harrisburg, PA — Earlier this week, at the PA state capitol, lawmakers, police officers and their supporters gathered. This gathering was held to give themselves a collective pat on the back for the insane and brutal police state they are complicit in creating. This mass of government force was aptly called, Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Among the festivities, there was the praising of the state’s immoral war on drugs and a felicitation of the police state and revenue collection in general.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (KMSP) -
Unknown to the general public, 4 months before he was killed, Officer Scott Patrick filed a lawsuit against the City of Mendota Heights, claiming whistleblower harassment and workplace retaliation. His widow, Michelle, recently filed a motion to keep the lawsuit alive, even after her husband's death. It wasn't until then she discovered the extent and magnitude of the trouble he was having at work.
Baltimore’s under-fire criminal justice system risked antagonising its already seething local community on Wednesday by suspending legal procedures and imposing bail bonds of up to half a million dollars on the city’s most impoverished residents.
In one especially stark case, a 19-year-old charged with eight offences allegedly committed on Saturday, including riot, theft and disorderly conduct, was set a bail of $500,000. Court records show the defendant, a black man, was sent to jail after failing to produce the funds.
The Clintons have faced scrutiny this year for their family foundation’s acceptance of foreign donations, including allegations in a new book Clinton Cash, which alleges that foreign entities gave to the Clinton Foundation or paid Bill Clinton for speeches and in turn received “favors” from the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
AKRON, Ohio — A retired Fairlawn detective will spend one year in a drug-treatment program that will erase his criminal conviction for stealing prescription drugs from city hall.
Robert Buza Jr., 57, pleaded guilty Tuesday to safecracking and breaking and entering, both felonies. Buza was accepted into the treatment-in-lieu-of-conviction program since he has no prior criminal record.
Buza retired in 2013 after 33 years as a police officer in Copley and Fairlawn.
Los Angeles, Calif. – On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” program, making what can be described as nothing less than Orwellian statements regarding emergency measures to be enacted by the state to combat potential water shortages.