After two unrelated police shootings on Tuesday and Wednesday, many in both public office and the mainstream media have been quick to pass judgment on not only the officers involved, but the entire system of independent police departments across the country. Both shootings — happening 1,200 miles and almost two days apart — involved armed black men and white police officers.
Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven more injured just before 9 p.m. on July 7, as at least two snipers fired on the officers from elevated positions.
In 2012, Bloomberg reported that “Eric Holder, attorney general under President Barack Obama, has prosecuted more government officials for alleged leaks under the World War I-era Espionage Act than all his predecessors combined.” That means that in the months and years leading up to the FBI's inexcusable decision to not recommend the indictment of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information during her time in office, Obama's Justice Department charged and prosecuted people in government for doing exactly what Secretary Clinton did.
As the pretrial motions began Tuesday in the case of the fourth Baltimore police officer to be charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, at least one thing was glaringly obvious: State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby doesn't know when to say when. She is pressing forward in her persecution by prosecution of police officers even when this case has clearly run out of steam.
The FBI will not recommend that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be indicted for her use of a private e-mail server — regardless of the fact that she certainly violated the law and risked national security. FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that the FBI was unable to find any evidence that Clinton intended to break the law and that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring” charges in this case. However, incredibly, in his same statement he actually acknowledged that Clinton did break the law.
A police detective's testimony regarding the conduct of the procecution in the Freddie Gray murder trial lends weight to the effort to have State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby disbarred.
State Attorney Marilyn Mosby couldn't have done more damage to the justice system in Baltimore if she had deliberately intended it.
A nightclub shooting in South Carolina turned out quite differently from the massacre in Orlando — because a good man in the South Carolina nightclub also had a gun.
In its final report on the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya, the GOP-controlled House Select Committee on Benghazi failed to provide meaningful answers or accountability on the most serious issues and questions surrounding the attack. Chief among those issues was the Obama administration's bizarre and unconstitutional decision, based on a United Nations resolution, to ally itself with al-Qaeda and other jihadists in the war on a former U.S. terror-war ally, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr. has been found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddie Gray. The verdict, handed down Thursday by Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, marks the third trial in this case to end without a conviction. Judge Williams said, "This court is satisfied the state has failed to show" that Goodson was guilty of any crime.