Category Archive: law enforcement

Mar 13 2009

Sheriff Joe Will Look So Pretty In Pink

Good thing he’s already measured himself up for some nice government-issue underwear, there. He’s likely to need it soon: Now, I know that Sheriff Joe told Glenn Beck he “welcomes” any investigation into his bordering-on-fascist rule in Arizona’s Maricopa County. But I bet that nonetheless, he wasn’t smiling yesterday: The U.S. Justice Department has launched …

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Feb 13 2009

Get Your Truth On

Time for some truth and reconciliation, with possible jail time to follow: There’s a new poll out from Gallup and USA Today which one is headlining as showing there’s “no mandate for criminal prosecutions” and the other is headlining as showing that “most want an enquiry” into whether Bush’s anti-terror policies broke the law. Those …

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Feb 03 2009

Why Extraordinary Rendition’s Not Always Eevviilll

So the L.A. Times reports that Obama’s keeping rendition on the table, and suddenly everybody loses their heads. Without looking, I can tell you how this will play out: the Cons will crow that Obama recognizes the need for torture, and the progressives will howl that he’s becoming Bush III. Neither of which is true. …

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Jan 27 2009

John Dean Warms My Heart

I loves me some John Dean. For those of you who don’t know who the fuck I’m talking about, he’s the author of Conservatives Without Conscience, a FindLaw columnist, and former White House counsel to none other than Tricky Dick. There is no one on earth who can wield the Smack-o-Matic 3000 like a former …

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Jan 05 2009

This Is Why We Limit Police Powers

One of the common arguments amongst the law-and-order crowd is that we don’t have to worry about giving law enforcement agencies unfettered surveillance powers because they’ll only use them against the guilty. “If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about!” some perky authoritarian will chirp. “We can’t tie their hands!” Which sounds great and …

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Dec 17 2008

Adam Walsh’s Case Finally Closed

This is tremendous news for John and Reve Walsh: A serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the person who decapitated the 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh in 1981, police in Florida said Tuesday. The announcement brought to a close a case that has vexed the Walsh family …

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Oct 28 2008

The Lives They’ve Saved

A glass of the premium stuff is tipped heartily in the direction of the ATF this morning: Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday. In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said …

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Oct 02 2008

A Valuable Synopsis of the U.S. Attorney Firings Scandal

On Monday, the Office of the Inspector General released a report on the politicized firings of several United States Attorneys by the Bush Regime. Talking Points Memo brings the whole sordid saga together in one easy-to-read, essential report. Some highlights: Almost since the scandal broke early last year, there have been clear signs that the …

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