10 May 2015

Podcast: Omar Khadr’s Newfound Freedom Amidst ‘Sea of Demonization’ in Canada

Omar Khadr, who was once one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail in Canada on Thursday. He said of his newfound freedom that what he was experiencing was “much better” than he had thought it would be. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode, Janice Williamson,

09 May 2015

Lieutenant Brian Rice may have been unfit for duty when he arrested Freddie Gray unlawfully

The Guardian, a UK newspaper, has uncovered troubling information about Lieutenant Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department. Rice is charged with involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault in the death of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest ranking officer involved in the pursuit and arrest. Even though Gray had

08 May 2015

Boston Bombing News: Too “Dangerous” to Be Spared Execution?

(The following is my account of my observations and perceptions having attended the eighth day, (Thursday, 7th. May), in the penalty phase of trial in the case of U.S. v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.) Proceedings in the courtroom today were once again subject to a lengthy delay while both the defense and

08 May 2015

Citizen videos of police misconduct are eroding the presumption that police do not commit misconduct

Good news out of Delaware this week. A video of an encounter in 2013 between a white police officer and an unarmed black citizen who was in the process of dropping to his knees when the officer kicked him in the face, breaking his jaw, has resulted in the officer

08 May 2015

Obama And Clinton Endorse USA Freedom Act After Court Ruling

Congress should move ahead now with the USA Freedom Act—a good step forward in ongoing efforts to protect our security & civil liberties. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2015 In the aftermath of yesterday’s court ruling and the looming June 1st deadline to reauthorize the section of the

08 May 2015

Changes at Firedoglake

It has been over four months since Firedoglake went on hiatus, and you may have noticed that the site looks a little different right now. I believe it is important for someone to take some responsibility for what has transpired these past months by providing an explanation.

08 Mar 2015

Lawsuit: Corizon Doctor Tells New York City Inmate to Throw Severed Finger in Garbage

On January 26, 2015, Rudolph Richardson sued the city of New York, prison healthcare contractor Corizon Health Services and Dr. Landis Barnes for allegedly delaying and denying him emergency medical care following an incident in which his cell door slammed shut on his fingers. According to the complaint filed in