The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief in a Federal court Wednesday in a bid to fight government efforts to violate Americans’ 5th Amendment rights by forcing people under investigation to decrypt their electronic files.
The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun. The move comes as Justice officials weigh levying civil rights charges against Zimmerman. “As the Department first acknowledged last […]
A lawsuit filed against the National Security Agency by a coalition of 19 organizations illustrates how some Federal policies violate American rights, regardless of demographics, political affiliation or personal beliefs.
Asked to describe George Zimmerman in one word, prosecutor Angela Corey said simply, “murderer.” People like Corey who refuse to accept that the case is finished are vindicated by the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice. The DOJ, at the urging of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other civil rights […]
The not guilty verdict delivered in the George Zimmerman case set off racially charged national debate, as the Justice Department announced that it will further review the case in search of civil rights abuses and as race baiters cheered on by the left’s punditry screamed that the jury verdict simply will not do.
Asked about President Barack Obama’s infamous “if I had a son” remark during a press conference Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said—as if the damage isn’t already done—said that it isn’t White House policy to comment on matters like the George Zimmerman case in the midst of a trial. “[Obama's] comments are what […]
As the George Zimmerman trial drags on, the Twitter watchers over at Twitchy have noticed an alarming trend—an explosion of people taking to the Internet with death threats against Zimmerman and random white people if the defendant is found not guilty. Via Twitchy: Take it away, Cartman:
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 has become a rubber stamp for secret government surveillance of regular Americans, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has become a permission-slip clearinghouse. Since Sept. 11, 2001, “judicial oversight” has really meant “judicial blessing.”
As U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning faces his court-martial for leaking 700,000 documents to the website WikiLeaks, celebrities and supporters have released a video in a show of solidarity with the whistleblower. Among the faces in the video are entertainers Maggie Gyllenhaal, Russell Brand and Wallace Shawn; director Oliver Stone; musicians Moby and Tom Morello; […]
The IRS/Tea Party Scandal doesn’t hold a candle to the size and scope of IRS abuses… So, it sheds no light on anything. Let’s boil this scandal down to simple words; words like “Tea Party” and “Patriot” and “Constitutional”; words that when used in paperwork to become tax exempt organizations, keep the people filing from being treated fairly.