There is urgency to this posting because Congress will return from its Spring break April 9 and the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to schedule quickly thereafter the Haspel confirmation hearings, to be followed almost immediately by full Senate vote.… Read more »
On Wednesday, May 17th, whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from military detention in accordance with President Barack Obama’s commutation of her sentence in the final weeks of his presidency. Manning, who was convicted by court martial on charges of “espionage” for … Read more »
Read Trevor Timm’s complete take in the Guardian here.… Read more »
Read the full story from Shadowproof here.… Read more »
Former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman’s report into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) involvement in government interrogation practices has revealed an embarrassing compliance with the notoriously harsh and abusive style preferred by the CIA—and identified current DePaul Dean Gerald Koocher … Read more »
In June, the Senate passed the McCain-Feinstein amendment prohibiting CIA torture with a bipartisan 78-21 vote. The provision requires that the CIA and other government agencies follow the flawed but relatively humane guidelines in the Army Field Manual while conducting … Read more »
The Senate voted this week to pass the McCain-Feinstein amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act by a 78-21 margin. The bill prohibits the government from using extreme techniques including waterboarding and mock execution during suspect interrogations.
Should the bill … Read more »
The Guardian has the scoop on this week’s watershed agreement that will see $5.5M paid to surviving victims of police brutality during Jon Burge’s tyrannical regime in the 1970s and 1980s.Read more »
Between 1972 and 1991, Chicago police systematically tortured at least 100 suspects with electric shocks, beatings, and mock executions.
Not one single officer has ever been convicted of torture. Today, statutes of limitations mean that no one can be.
But … Read more »