Cleveland Police Want an Apology

The police union in Cleveland, where the police force has just been found to have a long and serious track record of excessive use of force in a DOJ investigation, is very upset that a Cleveland Browns player wore a shirt before an NFL demanding justice for two innocent people gunned down by cops in that city. And they want an apology.
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Fischer: We Torture Because of ‘Christian Principles’

Bryan Fischer continues to insist that what we did to so many detainees was not torture — bet it would be torture if a Muslim did it — and he goes even further, saying that they had no legal rights at all. In fact, the only reason we treated them as well as we did is because of our “Christian principles.”
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Officer Abuses, Tases Elderly Man Over Expired Inspection Tags

Here’s a stunning video of a cop in Texas pulling over a 76 year old man for having expired inspection tags on his car, for which he would get nothing but a ticket. The man was showing that the plates were from a dealership so they didn’t need the inspection tags when the cop suddenly, and inexplicably, grabs him, throws him to the ground and tases him twice.
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America: Too Afraid of the Truth

The most appalling thing to me about the release of the torture report is the fact that so many Americans — a majority, I have no doubt — who want to bury their heads in the sands. That’s why we see all that “America is awesome” bluster, because it covers up the uncomfortable truth of what the government did — does — in our name. David Simon nails this phenomenon:
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Why the CIA Never Disciplines Those Who Torture

Even as CIA Director John Brennan has been working overtime to undermine the legitimacy of the Senate torture report, primarily by lying through his teeth as he has done for more than a decade now, he has been forced to admit that some CIA agents used unapproved torture techniques. Note this statement from his press conference after the report was released:
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Torture Not New, We Just Usually Farm It Out

The final report from a commission set up in Brazil to examine the human rights abuses of the brutal dictatorship that ruled that country, with American help, for a quarter century provides a great deal of evidence that the U.S. government trained the junta in how to use torture, blackmail and violence to keep power.
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Allen West’s Idea of ‘Checking and Scouring for Information’

War criminal and former Congressman Allen West says he was so upset by the “black lives matter” meme that he decided, in his own words, to “do a little checking and scouring for some information. And it didn’t take long to find proof of hypocrisy that reaches the highest levels — the White House.” But his idea of doing crack research is copying, virtually word-for-word (including typos), a viral meme that is entirely false.
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Cruz Infuriates Colleagues With Political Posturing. Again.

Ted Cruz may be loved by the Tea Party, but he is absolutely loathed by most of his fellow Republicans senators, including most of the really far-right ones. On Friday night, he demonstrated why by once again engaging in a Quixotic floor fight that allowed him to posture as taking a tough stand while actually hurting his party’s position in every substantive way.
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