The military lawyer for alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning claims that the government is punishing the prisoner before he's even had his trial by jury, including six months of isolation that may violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." Manning faces several military charges of passing large amounts of classified information to the Internet whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
Viktor Bout, 44, the infamous Russian international arms dealer dubbed the “merchant of death,” with ties to Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups, made his first pre-trial federal court appearance on Friday, Jan. 21, in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.
West Texas authorities report that bullets are still flying across the border from Mexico. And the violence is escalating. Fox News reported that last Thursday an unknown gunman fired from the Mexican State of Chihuahua upon U.S. highway workers.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, has been arrested and charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors. Dr. Gosnell delivered abortions to minorities and poor women in what has been dubbed a “house of horrors” clinic.
During a televised town hall meeting on Saturday, James Fuller — one of those wounded in the January 8 shooting in Tucson — threatened a Tea Party leader. Fuller, who was shot in the knee and back by Loughner, is now undergoing psychiatric evaluation.