Sweet land of liberty - The main issuse in 2012 By Nat Hentoff Updated: 04/20/2012 11:59:53 PM PDT
I have no record as a prophet except when, at the end of Barack Obama's first year in office, I reported: "Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had" ("America Under Barack Obama: An Interview With Nat Hentoff," John W. Whitehead, rutherford.org, Dec. 11, 2009).
Already, he had begun to place our Fourth Amendment guarantees of personal privacy on life support. He had started to invoke the "state secrets" presidential rule to stop certain lawsuits against his government from even being heard by a judge. (This he did more than his predecessor, George W. Bush.)
A New York City police officer's doctor said the officer was "as lucky as you can get," after he was stabbed by a mental patient in the brain and survived.
Officer Eder Loor was stabbed in East Harlem on Tuesday as he and his partner attempted to take emotionally disturbed Terrence Hale to a hospital.
The 3 1/2-inch blade of the wood-handled knife plunged through Loor's skull near his left temple, passed directly behind his eye and barely missed opening an artery that would have killed him, neurosurgeon Dr. Joshua Bederson told the New York Daily News..
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Surya Peterson sat in a circle of chairs at the Mount Hope AME Zion Church Thursday alongside fellow Westchester residents who said they felt compelled by recent events – most specifically the fatal shooting of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. by a White Plains Police Officer – to launch a Network for Police Accountability.
Independent police auditor also says police order blacks, Latinos and other minorities to sit on curbs during routine stops; her annual report also calls for adding civilian experts to police Internal Affairs unit.
Homeland Security commits to fight climate change and “melting Arctic ice” Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Audi’s 2010 ‘Green Police’ spoof commercial may not be far off becoming reality with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is creating new “environmental justice” units that will be empowered to oversee regulations in conjunction with local government.
FBI seizes riseup.net server anon - Thu, 2012-04-19 16:10 Tags: @Press Anti-Capitalist Movement NYC Technology War Server Seizure, April 2012: April 18th, 2012, Riseup had a server seized by the US Federal Authorities. This is our press release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FBI seizes server providing anonymous remailer and many other services from colocation facility.
Attack on Anonymous Speech
On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into the bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.
As reported in the previous article Who are the 399 and Why Should You Care?, the Virginia legislature in February had passed a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) nullification bill in the initial version of HB1160 by both the House and Senate. However it was not without controversy. Originally the House had voted an overwhelming 96-4 in favor of nullifying the controversial and almost universally agreed as unconstitutional NDAA. If you’re like half of American which has yet to hear about NDAA, it is a law which gives the President sweeping power to detain American citizens deemed as substantial supporters or associated forces of terrorists. That’s not the problematic part. I don’t think anyone wants to see proven national threats running around loose. However this law allows for the apprehension of American citizens to be executed without due process, no charges, no phone call, no day in court and for as long as the government wants without ever having to explain to the media, your mom, your spouse or your kids why you’ve been held in Guantanamo for the last 50 years. Virginia was the first state to move quickly against this new law violating a laundry list of Constitutional rights. In the wake of a landslide approval of HB1160 by the Virginia House the initial Senate vote was a tie but within days thousands upon thousands of Virginians, private citizens and grassroots activists alike inundated the Capital with phone calls and letters. One Virginian I know said that he and many other’s had put their state senators on speed dial! The effort paid off with the next Senate vote yielding 39-1 in favor of the bill.
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"Published on Apr 13, 2012 by phrygian20 "Karen Sullivan" babysat their kids, chaired their committee meetings, and even balanced their books. All the while, she was working for the FBI and spying on the people that called her friend. On Wednesday the Anti-War Committee which was a target of the FBI raids on September 24, 2010, revealed that FBI informant "Karen Sullivan" had infiltrated the group two-and-a-half years ago. She was involved in most major committee work, had a key to the office (used by the FBI on September 24) and had worked on the financial accounts. Jess Sundin, one of the committees founders and the other people rounded jp in the September 24 raid were outraged at this violation. It is the very type of operation scorned by the Dept.of Justice Inspector General in an October. 2010 report. One of the most egregious actions was her volunteering for fund raising and planning for a trip for peace activists for a trip to a US listed NGO in Palestine. Sullivan even accompanied two people on the trip apparently warning Israeli authorities of the planned visit. Sullivan returned immediately to the US, the other two were detained overnight and interrogated about who they were going to see. The two activists returned to Minneapolis on August 4, 2010. The subpoenas to the Chicago grand jury are still in force and three people may be ordered to Chicago on January 25, the date of a planned national protest about the FBI actions. Related Coverage: Secret government informer "Karen Sullivan" infiltrated Minnesota activist groups-City Pages
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