We should all take a moment today, Veterans Day, to thank people in the military for their service. They are decent and sincere men and women who joined believing they would serve their nation, or were looking for a job, an education, college money or some adventure, or all of the above. They then get [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday June 22, 2013 6:51 pm|
“The simple truth is this: During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity.” Those are the words of Daniel Somers, according to a letter posted at Gawker. Somers served in Joint Special Operations Command in a unit in Mosul [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday April 13, 2013 3:07 pm|
Ahmed Abu Ali was framed up by the notorious torturing security forces of Saudi Arabia. A confession, including incredible assertions he was a member of Al Qaeda, was planning another 9/11-type terrorist plot, and planning to assassinate former President George W. Bush, was coerced out of him via use of physical and psychological torture. But the evidence for this torture was contested in court. A judge decided to ignore psychiatric testimony from defense experts and use his own biased judgment on what a tortured person might remember while under torture to condemn Ahmed as guilty and condemn him to decades in solitary confinement. How could this have happened?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday February 25, 2012 12:26 pm|
Undercover LAPD officer Frank Lyga, a white cop, has already shot and killed Kevin Gaines, an off-duty black LAPD officer, in a road rage shootout. LAPD officer David Mack has already been arrested for his involvement in the robbery of a Bank of America branch. LAPD officer Brian Hewitt, who was part of the Community [...]