The American GI accused of killing Afghan citizens in early 2010 has pleaded guilty to the charges, his defense attorney says. Spc. Jeremy Morlock of the U.S. Army copped to three counts of murder and other crimes for which the United States Government apologized early this week after Der Speigel, the German news magazine, published photos of Morlock posing with dead bodies as if they were hunting trophies.
A former top official with the SEIU was allegedly caught on tape during a March 19 forum describing a union-led plot to “destabilize” the country, bring down capitalism, crash the stock market and destroy the American economy for the purpose of redistributing wealth. Commentators are already referring to the alleged conspiracy as a plan for “economic terrorism” as the uproar continues to grow.
In what amounts to a highly disturbing case, a fourth grader in Washington D.C. was charged with drug possession after allegedly bringing cocaine to school and sharing it with his classmates, according to authorities.
The child is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The FBI won a three-count conviction against precious-metals dealer Bernard von NotHaus on March 18 for the "crime" of minting memento "dollars" in silver, and the FBI charged in a press release that making silver coins is "domestic terrorism." Jurors came to the unanimous verdict after only two hours of deliberation.
Not two months after it fired an employee for telling an undercover pimp that Planned Parenthood can provide abortions and contraceptives to underage age prostitutes, the abortion group is lobbying against legislation in Illinois that would expand the list of personnel at abortion clinics who must report the rape of a minor.
In October 2010, The New American examined the findings of Dr. Susan Reverby of Wellesley College, which showed that between 1946 and 1948, hundreds of Guatemalan citizens had been deliberately inoculated with gonorrhea and syphilis without their permission or knowledge. A group of some of those Guatemalans and their heirs have filed a lawsuit against U.S. health officials, according to CNN World, March 15.
According to a Minnesota judge, freedom of speech does not include encouraging suicide, and therefore cannot be used as a defense by a former nurse who engaged in “lethal advocacy” when he successfully encouraged two people over the Internet to commit suicide.
An editorial by President Obama has appeared in Tucson’s newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, calling for further restrictions on gun ownership. Attempts by Democrats to politicize the tragic shooting in Tucson this past January sparked a strong reaction from many defenders of the right to keep and bear arms. Now, however, it appears that the president himself is prepared to exploit the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) to advance the long-standing leftwing agenda of depriving the American people of their constitutionally-guaranteed right to defend one's self and one's liberty.
State Department publicity of the mistreatment of accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning has prompted a response from President Obama on March 11, forced the resignation of State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, and caused Brian Manning to break the family's public silence on his son's treatment.
There are credible indications that a man arrested earlier this week in Quincy, Massachusetts is the infamous “John Doe No. 2” named in the investigation following the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is once again under fire for ethics charges. Just two years ago, the agency was implicated for its failure to detect Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Now, it’s SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro (pictured) who is under Congressional scrutiny for hiring David M. Becker — a man with financial connections to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme — as SEC’s general counsel.