Posts Tagged ‘accountability’

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18 U.S. Code § 2340A – Torture
(a) Offense.— Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
(b) Jurisdiction.— There is jurisdiction over the activity prohibited in subsection (a) if—

(1) the alleged offender is a national of the United States; or
(2) the alleged offender is present in the United States, irrespective of the nationality of the victim or alleged offender.
(c) Conspiracy.— A person who conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be subject to the same penalties (other than the penalty of death) as the penalties prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.

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Police killings highest in two decades

WASHINGTON — The number of felony suspects fatally shot by police last year — 461— was the most in two decades, according to a new FBI report.

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This is not new.
Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.

Journalists were arrested at many, many protests. Even Amy Goodman was hauled away at the Occupy protests.

During the Boston Marathon siege by 10,000 National Guard and police the media was pushed back out of range of the action.

Back in 2000 I was at the Democratic National Convention protests, video taping at the same corner where LAPD blasted the crowd with shotgun rounds of some sort and rubber bullets. A journalist was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet and nearly died. ACLU later sued the city for millions, and my footage netted me a piece of the settlement for providing evidence.

The press was barred from getting near every flash point where the police state’s actions are in question. It is a way of erasing the Constitution, accountability, justice and morality in a small bit of territory while the police become enforcers of the corporatocracy, rather than law enforcers.

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He moved to defend himself from a dog attack, and they murdered him.

8 white cops, 1 black homeless man, 46 bullets

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“War in Afghanistan is based on the aims of foreigners. The war in Afghanistan is to the benefit of foreigners. But Afghans on both sides are the sacrificial lambs and victims of this war.”

… The US military justice system almost always fails to hold its soldiers accountable for unlawful killings and other abuses,”said Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Director.

Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan

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