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Electrocutions

Recreating Milgram: The French 'Game of Death'

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

It's the same old bad argument: we can do hideous things and get away with it on TV by saying it's ironic. This isn't irony; it's abuse.

Family Electrocuted Putting Up Ham Radio Antenna

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PALM BAY, Fla. — Police in Florida say a mother and father and their 15-year-old son died after being electrocuted while putting up a ham radio ...

For Memorial Day: How KBR Killed U.S. Soldiers

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It was good to see an editorial in the New York Times this morning blasting KBR for trying to give its people bonuses in light of the recent revelations about its shoddy electrical work in Iraq.

Toll Rises -- At Least 18 U.S. Troops Electrocuted in Iraq

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Today, Sen. Bob Casey released the following statement after being informed by the Pentagon's Inspector General that 18 individuals have been electrocuted in Iraq.

Pentagon Admits More Electrocutions in Iraq -- KBR Denies Blame

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

16 American troops have died from accidental electrocutions in Iraq, the Defense Department said Friday. They include 11 Army soldiers and five Marines.

American Hero: Mother of Electrocuted U.S. Soldier Inspires National Probes

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Cheryl Harris has been instrumental in getting Congress, and the Pentagon, to probe the issue of noncombat deaths -- and she finally testified before Congress two weeks ago.

Tragic Trend: Yet Another Soldier Electrocuted in Iraq

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

As some may know, I have followed here, for months, the saga of my friend Cheryl Harris, whose son, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and died in Iraq se...