Following the controversial selection of an all-female jury, opening statements begin Monday in the high-profile murder trial of former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in what he contends was self-defense. National media have been following the case closely, but major controversies surrounding the entire prosecution have largely taken a back seat in press coverage to manufactured hysteria over gun laws and race — then-17-year-old Martin was black and Zimmerman is Hispanic.
A group representing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign named alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Fox News Sunday this week that if the National Security Agency's controversial program PRISM — a daily collection of private telephone records and Internet messages — had been in place before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the terrorists' plot might have been foiled.
Three other NSA whistleblowers were asked on Friday what they thought about Edward Snowden's revelations about the surveillance state in the United States and each was relieved that someone had finally been able to break through and reveal the truth.
Natural or man-made disasters bring out looters as well as Good Samaritans, but business- and homeowners' armed self-defense can stop them in their tracks.
The revelations by Edward Snowden are causing public relations problems for two of Washington's finest examples of incestuous intertwining: Booz Allen Hamilton and its parent, The Carlyle Group.
The response to Edward Snowden's claim to be the leak behind last week's revelation about PRISM was immediate and predictable: investigate and prosecute him as an enemy of the state.
Twenty-five years ago the Tawana Brawley case enflamed race relations in America and catapulted Al Sharpton into the national limelight. But Sharpton’s race demagoguery had begun years before that, and his notoriety as a racial arsonist continues up to the present.
After a global outcry about his prosecution and alleged torture, whistleblower Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence officer accused of “aiding the enemy” by leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S. government documents exposing war crimes and countless dubious diplomatic dealings to WikiLeaks, is finally on trial this week. The secretive court-martial proceeding, widely criticized as a show trial with a pre-determined outcome, began Monday and is expected to run for around three months.
Snopes' "vetting" of a story about an inside deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Senator Feinstein's husband's company was a whitewash, failing to mention the couple's rampant self-dealing, which has made the couple very wealthy.
Even if the Florida jury to be impaneled in the June trial of George Zimmerman believes him innocent in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman is likely to go to jail anyway, in order to keep revolutionaries from burning Sanford to the ground in protest.