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Tasers Have Killed At Least 500 Americans

The Taser, the non-lethal law enforcement weapon that is meant to incapacitate criminals without causing great harm, has killed at least 500 people last decade. The real number of casualties might be even higher. In the period between 2001 and early 2012, the stun-gun Taser devices used by law enforcement across America have claimed the lives of 500 people. Amnesty International, the worldwide advocacy grou ...

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How Social Media Used By Child Abuse Gangs For Sex

Gangs of child abusers use Facebook and other social networking sites to trawl ‘menus’ of potential victims and plan sickening sex parties, a devastating report warns today. Naive young people are ‘wandering round’ in the ‘thicket’ of the internet, which plays a central role in grooming and planning abuse. Sue Berelowitz, deputy children’s commissioner for England, claimed groups of men use ‘menus of girls’ ...

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DHS Wants To Double Predator Drone Fleet In The US

Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop buying them—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones used to fly surveillance missions inside the United States. Yesterday, California Watch reported that DHS ...

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3 US Youth, Framed By FBI, Sentenced

Three American youth have been sentenced to prison for an alleged plot to blow up a highway bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, in yet another case of FBI agents deliberately inciting troubled youth to commit terror actions. In an apparent forced plea bargain, in which government prosecutors intimidated suspects to plead guilty to avoid a harsher sentence, the three Americans were sentenced to prison on Tuesday by a ...

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Instructional Guide On FBI Email Spying Of Petraeus

The unfolding scandal that led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, started with some purportedly harassing emails sent from pseudonymous email accounts to Jill Kelley. After the FBI kicked its investigation into high gear, it identified the sender as Paula Broadwell and, ultimately, read massive amounts of private email messages that uncovered an affai ...

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A History Of Incompetent CIA Directors

The scandal that saw CIA director and former top US general in Iraq and Afghanistan, David Petraeus, resign in disgrace over an extramarital affair is another in a string of scandals that have resulted in America’s top spies leaving the CIA in disgrace. Petraeus was a controversial choice to head the CIA. President Obama chose the commander of US forces in Afghanistan amid speculation that the Republican Pa ...

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FBI Handling Of David Petraeus Case ‘Inexcusable’

America's top law-enforcement agency found itself under intense scrutiny as it was alleged that one if its field agents had become obsessed with Jill Kelley, the 37-year-old party organiser from Florida who was bombarded with threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, Mr Petraeus's mistress. On Wednesday members of the House intelligence committee are expected to grill Sean Joyce, the FBI's deputy director, a ...

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Done in by the PATRIOT Act: The Grand Irony of the Petraeus Sex Scandal

There is a delicious irony to the story of the crash-and-burn career of Four-Star General and later (at least briefly) CIA Director David Petraeus. The man who was elevated to the ethereal ranks of a General Eisenhower or Robert E. Lee by swooning corporate myth makers like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Trudy Rubin, the Washington Post’s David Iglesias, and the NY Times’ Michael Gordon, was never really that ...

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Proof!: DOJ Busy Destroying the 2nd Amend & Arming Terrorists

Is the Federal government aiding and abetting terrorists within the United States? You be the judge. In April ATF made some peculiar changes in their form required for over the counter purchase of firearms, Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record Part I- Over-the Counter. ATF requires firearm dealers to use this form for over the counter gun purchases and cites the reason for these changes to be an order by ...

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Big Week For Justice Department Vigilantes

Call it three-bagger injustice. Three "bad guys" in one week include one wrongfully arrested, another forced to plead guilty though innocent, and a third convicted without having committed a crime. In America, criminal justice works that way more times than not. It's especially true when targeting Washington's enemy of choice. When Department of Justice (DOJ) vigilantes choose victims, innocence is no defen ...

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The Feds are Dangerous to the Rights of Minorities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:18 — 12.3MB) Jose owns a little market on a big-city street corner. Business is pretty good, but he has a problem with neighborhood thugs coming in – shoplifting, harassing customers and basically making a nuisance of themselves. Jose deals with them as best he can, shooing off troublemakers with a little intimidation of his own manufactured by Louisville ...

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Remote US Base At Core Of Secret Drone Ops

In the final part of this three-part series on US counterterrorism, the hub of activity in the Horn of Africa is examined. Around the clock, about 16 times a day, a drone takes off or lands at a U.S. military base here, the combat hub for the Obama administration's counterterrorism wars in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. Some of the unmanned aircraft are bound for Somalia, the collapsed state whose ...

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