The New York City Board of Elections admitted after a lawsuit that it broke the law by purging thousands of people from voter rolls before the 2016 New York presidential primary. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the board violated “the law and New Yorkers’ trust in the institutions meant to protect their rights.”
The British anti-terrorism measure ‘Schedule 7’ has just been used to convict Muhammad Rabbani for an offense that has nothing to do with terrorism: refusing to give authorities his computer password.
During his plane ride extradition from Romania to the United States in 2016, the original hacker known as “Guccifer” told Fox News’ Pamela Browne that one of his handlers asked slyly: “what would your opinion be if another Guccifer showed up?” He then went on to declare that “Guccifer 2.0 is an inside job” by U.S. government agencies.
A man in his early 20’s has been sentenced to death by public beheading on charges of apostasy, after an Appeals Court rejected his insanity plea for being “drunk and high.” He was arrested in 2014 after uploading a video in which he renounced Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
A 2014 lawsuit filed against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison contractors, alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants detained by ICE were forced to work for $1 a day or no money at all, under threat of solitary confinement — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws. In March, the lawsuit reached a historic class action status.
With Trump’s plan to expand the use of private federal prisons, and his executive order to increase the number of immigration officers and escalate deportation enforcement raids nationwide, those private prisons are guaranteed a constant, plentiful supply of ICE detainees to occupy their cells — and even more so, to profit immensely from their barely paid, compulsory labor.
The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The U.N. advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, issued a dire warning last month that the fledgling new country of South Sudan is “on the brink” of a genocide comparable to what happened in Rwanda over two decades ago.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, have been reported between November 9 and November 16, in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory on Novemner 8. The SPLC collected reports from news articles, social media, and direct submissions from their #ReportHate intake page.
A disturbing trend has been occurring in recent months on the ground at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota: Journalists are being assaulted, arrested, jailed, and threatened with excessive criminal charges for the unspeakable crime of attempting journalism.