And now we come to a family member of the victims, who opposes reopening the case, but sums up attitudes towards past injustice in this country vividly.
|By: DSWright Friday January 3, 2014 6:56 am|
A federal judge has decided to publicly ask the questions millions of Americans have been wondering for years – given that we know people broke the law why hasn’t anyone been prosecuted?
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:58 am|
Yesterday the Justice Department announced a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan over the megabank’s fraud in the mortgage backed security market that helped trigger a financial meltdown in 2008. The deal was completed after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon summoned Attorney General Holder to a private meeting to avoid a press conference, the terms discussed at that meeting would later be finalized into the current settlement agreement.
|By: Attaturk Thursday November 14, 2013 1:30 am|
Maybe while we pat ourselves on the back about how “human rightsy” we are, we could look at a few ugly truths at home too.
|By: Jcoleman Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:46 pm|
North Dakota, long known for its cattle ranches and open spaces, has recently become one of the oil and gas industry’s most prized (and profitable) possessions, thanks to the advent of fracking. However, the price of oil and gas industry development is paid in destruction to the environment and strains to the regulatory framework meant to protect the public from a reckless industry, as Tesoro’s massive oil spill attests.
|By: masaccio Saturday June 29, 2013 10:30 am|
Apparently the CFTC can’t prove something something about MF Global and crimes or there were none or something something. It’s all very confusing.
|By: DSWright Monday June 24, 2013 9:00 am|
As Wall Street alumni Attorney General Eric Holder and Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer slept, private law firms took Wall Street to court. Through the lawsuits filed we have learned that the rating agencies, Moody’s and S&P, were well aware that what they were rating as extremely safe investments were in reality financial ticking time bombs. From Matt Taibbi:
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday June 21, 2013 11:30 am|
This is madness. I haven’t posted a Taser piece in a while, but this abuse of the “non-lethal” shock device is outrageous. Since when is an unarmed, naked child on the side of the road a threat to a law enforcement officer? This occurred in Ashland, Oregon, where motorist Adam Bednar saw her wandering at 4 AM.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:20 am|
In what could become a precedent-setting legal battle, a Florida judge has ordered that the NSA provide the court with phone records of a man accused of armed robbery. What does this case have to do with national security? Absolutely nothing, but the records exist and could exonerate the man.