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John Timoney

John Timoney's True Legacy Is Today's Enduring And Repressive Model For Policing Political Dissent

Kris Hermes | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

One may attempt to eulogize Timoney as a "good cop," but there is no question he was fervently opposed to free speech, most especially when used in the struggle for social change.

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

Tom Wolfe Digs Into Miami In New Documentary

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.16.2013 | Books
Bruce Helander

Although there certainly has been a history of blood on the streets, here Wolfe's new book and the documentary Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood are about blood lines and how they interact with each other.