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Photo: Juvenile Prison Abuse - Records show boss ignored abuse warnings Juvenile Prison Abuse - Records show boss ignored abuse warnings
Associated Press - Sat Apr 28, 2007
DALLAS - A Texas Youth Commission administrator charged with sexually abusing teenage inmates got continuing support from a supervisor despite recurring allegations against him, a newspaper investigation has found. More»

Pilot Orders Coughing Student Off Flight
WSB-TV - Wed Mar 28, 2007
HONOLULU -- An airline pilot on Tuesday ordered a 16-year-old student from Hawaii off an East Coast flight after a coughing fit. More»

Police Use Taser Gun On Woman Having Diabetic Seizure
KPTV - Mon Mar 12, 2007
A local family is questioning why a woman having a diabetic seizure would have to be tackled and shocked by police. More»

Woman, 69, Tasered and Arrested for Honking Horn
Associated Press - Sat Feb 10, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 69-year-old woman who was shocked with a stun gun after she honked her car horn at a police cruiser has been convicted of resisting arrest for sparking a quarrel with officers. More»

Farmer, 74, Charged with Felony After Chasing Thief
Associated Press - Thu Feb 1, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Minnesota - A farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself. More»

Photo: U.S. Attorney General Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus! U.S. Attorney General Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus!
San Francisco Chronicle - Tue Jan 23, 2007
One of the Bush administration's most far-reaching assertions of government power was revealed quietly last week when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified that habeas corpus -- the right to go to federal court and challenge one's imprisonment -- is not protected by the Constitution. More»

Flight Ban for Anti-Bush T-Shirt
BBC - Sun Jan 21, 2007
A passenger barred from a Qantas airlines flight for wearing a T-shirt depicting US President George Bush as a terrorist has threatened legal action. More»

Photo: FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse
BBC - Tue Jan 2, 2007
An internal report by the FBI has catalogued a long list of abuses of prisoners held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. More»

Handcuffed teen said to leap to death fleeing police
Associated Press - Sun Dec 3, 2006
OCCOQUAN, Virginia - A 16-year-old boy in handcuffs escaped Saturday from a police cruiser parked on a bridge, then jumped over a concrete barrier, plunged into a river and drowned, authorities said. More»

Photo: Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie
CNN - Mon Nov 27, 2006
ATLANTA, Georgia - An informant cited in a search warrant as having purchased narcotics at an elderly Atlanta woman's house denies buying drugs there, authorities say. More»

Couple Faces up to 20 years in Club Fed for Smooching on Plane
AFP - Thu Nov 16, 2006
A couple's ill-concealed sexual play aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles got them charged with violating the Patriot Act, intended for terrorist acts, and could land them in jail for 20 years. More»

Woman Booted Off Plane for Nursing her Baby
Associated Press - Mon Nov 13, 2006
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A woman who claims she was kicked off an airplane because she was breast-feeding her baby has filed a complaint against two airlines, her attorney said. More»

Bible-carrying teen dies after stun gun shot
Associated Press - Mon Oct 30, 2006
JERSEYVILLE, Illinois - A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a Saint Louis hospital, authorities said. More»

Bush Moves Toward Martial Law
Toward Freedom - Sat Oct 28, 2006
In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). More»

Photo: Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases
Washington Post - Thu Oct 19, 2006
Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the US District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. More»

Photo: Girl, 14, Quizzed by Secret Service About  MySpace Anti-Bush page Girl, 14, Quizzed by Secret Service About MySpace Anti-Bush page
Ananova - Mon Oct 16, 2006
A US girl of 14 was dragged out of class by Secret Service agents for calling President Bush an idiot on her MySpace page. More»

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team
Prison Planet - Thu Sep 14, 2006
A 9/11 toxic dust whistleblower, a ground zero hero and one of the individuals influential in the release of documents proving a government cover-up that deliberately put police, firemen and rescue personel at risk, has been raided by a New York SWAT team - who ransacked his home for three hours after he was arrested. More»

Bush Admits to CIA Secret Prisons
BBC - Tue Sep 5, 2006
President Bush has acknowledged the existence of secret CIA prisons and said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More»

Photo: Bush Sets Up Domestic Spy Service Bush Sets Up Domestic Spy Service
BBC - Thu Jun 22, 2006
US President George W Bush has ordered the creation of a domestic intelligence service within the FBI, as part of a package of 70 new security measures. More»

Ex-VP aide, FBI Analyst Admits Spying
CNN - Wed May 3, 2006
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former vice presidential military aide and FBI analyst pleaded guilty Thursday to supplying documents to unnamed individuals in the Philippines on how to orchestrate a coup attempt against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. More»

Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Room
Wired News - Tue Apr 11, 2006
AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T worker cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against the company. More»

Fabric Repels Taser Attacks
News.com - Tue Apr 4, 2006
Just what law enforcement needs: another headache. More»

The CIA's 'Black Sites'
Village Voice - Tue Feb 28, 2006
The CIA's top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation, and using forms of torture such as "waterboarding," [making a prisoner believe he is about to be drowned] intelligence sources have claimed. More»

UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo
Telegraph UK - Sat Feb 11, 2006
A United Nations inquiry has called for the immediate closure of America's Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees. More»

Photo: Cindy Sheehan: What Really Happened Cindy Sheehan: What Really Happened
Cindy Sheehan - Tue Jan 31, 2006
As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union address last night. More»

Photo: Europe 'complicit over CIA jails' Europe 'complicit over CIA jails'
BBC - Sun Jan 15, 2006
A Swiss senator carrying out an inquiry into claims the CIA has run illegal secret detention centres in Europe has said he has no doubt they exist. More»

New Claims of Guantanamo Torture
BBC - Tue Jan 10, 2006
Fresh claims of torture and abuse at Guantanamo Bay have been published by Amnesty International to mark the US detention centre's fourth anniversary. More»

Annoy someone online - two years in jail?
ZDNet - Sun Jan 8, 2006
It's no joke - Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. More»

Try to report a crime, and you can feel like a criminal
Village Voice - Thu Dec 29, 2005
So there I am on the 4 train minding my own business, packed in with hundreds of other folks after the Fourth of July fireworks, when the door opens at 138th Street. More»

Photo: Man Sues CIA Over Torture Claims Man Sues CIA Over Torture Claims
BBC - Tue Dec 6, 2005
A man who says he was a victim of the CIA's alleged secret prisons is suing its former chief over torture claims. More»

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