Not Reading the Boston Bomber Suspect His Miranda Rights

By: Saturday April 20, 2013 12:01 pm

(update below) During the press conference after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and taken to a hospital seriously injured, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers told reporters the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and other cities could “breathe a sigh of relief knowing” there was “no longer a threat to our personal [...]

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. [...]

The Bipartisan Witch Hunt for Leakers in the Obama Administration

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 10:15 am

(update below) Forty years ago, two reporters widely considered to be heroes of investigative journalism broke the story of the Watergate scandal. They benefited from a leak from a source that became known as “Deep Throat.” The story uncovered numerous crimes committed by President Richard Nixon’s administration and eventually pushed him to resign from the [...]

Yet Another AP Report Is Released on NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 9, 2012 11:35 am

The release of “newly obtained documents” that clearly show the New York Police Department engaged in ethnic profiling and explicitly targeted Muslims seems to have become a weekly event. Each week, the Associated Press has some “secret files” that make it even more clear how illicit the acts of the NYPD were in the surveillance [...]

One Year Since Cablegate Release by WikiLeaks Began

By: Monday November 28, 2011 1:18 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose State Department was the subject of the Cablegate release (photo: IIP State) More than a thousand US government organizations and nearly two thousand private companies currently work counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence programs. Well over two million Defense Department civilian, military and contractor personnel hold confidential, secret and top [...]

The Week at The Dissenter—A Major Report on Government Secrecy & Whitewashing Nazis Used in US Military Programs

By: Friday July 29, 2011 7:12 pm

Correction: Headline has been edited to correctly reflect the content of one of the stories highlighted in this post. This blog has been alive and kicking for two weeks now. At the end of every week, FDL’s The Dissenter will take a brief look back at what was covered during the week for anyone that [...]

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