Boston Marathon Explosions & Hypothesizing Who Was Behind Attacks in Immediate Aftermath

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:17 am

(update below) Two blasts from explosive devices occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday killing at least three people and wounding well over a hundred people. Medical teams reportedly carried out ten amputations. Ball bearings were being removed from injured. The serious wounds look like injuries one receives in a war zone. [...]

Chicago Public Schools’ Ban of ‘Persepolis’ Continues to Face Challenge from Anti-Censorship Alliance

By: Friday April 12, 2013 1:59 pm

An alliance of nonprofit organizations committed to promoting freedom of thought and free expression has been challenging a decision by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to ban Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis. It has also sought more information on what led to the decision by filing Freedom of Information Act requests. As part of the “Kids’ Right to Read [...]

Environmental Activist, Prosecuted as If He Was Terrorist, Was Held in Isolation for Political Speech

By: Monday April 1, 2013 5:42 pm

An environmental activist, who was prosecuted by the Justice Department for engaging in acts the department considers to be terrorism, has found out through a lawsuit of which he is a plaintiff that he was transferred to a prison in Marion, Illinois, and held in isolation for his political speech. Daniel McGowan, who had a [...]

The Climate of Fear Created by the NYPD’s Pervasive Surveillance of Muslim Communities

By: Monday March 11, 2013 6:01 pm

The Associated Press earned a Pulitzer Prize last year for reporting on the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) secret surveillance program, which was mapping and monitoring the daily lives of Muslims living in and around New York City. Now, the Muslim-American Civil Liberties Coalition (MCLC), Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) and Asian American [...]

Judge Clears Federal Officials of Wrongdoing in Harsh Confinement of Muslims Immediately After 9/11

By: Friday January 18, 2013 11:32 am

A federal judge dismissed complaints in a lawsuit alleging former Justice Department officials violated the rights of Arab or Muslim immigrants in the immediate months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights, sought to hold the officials accountable for subjecting the immigrants to harsh confinement on the [...]

HSBC Bankers Get No Jail Time for Terrorist Financing While Somali Sentenced for Charity

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 12:49 pm

This past week, the Justice Department announced that HSBC Bank had agreed to forfeit $1.256 billion and “enter a deferred prosecution agreement” for engaging in money laundering that involved the financing of drug cartels and groups with ties to terrorism. The agreement indicated there would be no criminal prosecution. Not one bank executive or lower-level [...]

Further Evidence of Entrapment in New York State Terrorism Case?

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 1:20 pm

Jose Pimentel faces state terrorism charges for allegedly building a pipe bomb that he planned to explode. Informants carried out a sting operation that eventually led to his arrest on November 18, 2011. Now, according to the New York Times, documents turned over to his lawyers show the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) played a [...]

Muslim Teen in Chicago Accused of Plotting to Blow Up Bar: Another Victim of FBI Entrapment?

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Eighteen year-old Muslim American Adel Daoud was arrested in Chicago on September 14 after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) undercover sting operation, where he allegedly tried to set off a car bomb outside of a bar. The story reported by local Chicago news and other media outlets credited the FBI with thwarting a plot by an individual intent on killing Americans.

The Sikh Temple Shooting & How We Regard Violence by Lone Gunmen

By: Monday August 6, 2012 5:18 pm

A white supremacist named Wade Michael Page opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on Sunday and killed six worshipers. Three other worshipers and a police officer were wounded. Page was shot dead by police. As the incident unfolded yesterday, CNN provided coverage of it as law enforcement responded and as victims [...]

The ‘Terrorist Hideout’ That Turned Out to Be a Secret NYPD Surveillance Operation

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 11:55 am

Salil Sheth, an apartment superintendent for a complex near the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, had no intention of finding the location where the New York Police Department (NYPD) was conducting a covert surveillance operations well outside of its jurisdiction. That is exactly what he found when he was conducting the complex’s [...]

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