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Abstinence for Delegates

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Abstain from Hillary. Your loyalty to Hillary cannot be questioned, but you allow the torch to be passed to a new generation by saying nothing. If you were elected as delegate BEFORE the Inspector General's Report you can say you withheld judgment until further information has become available. With a clear mind you can abstain.

Rensselaer D.A. Should Be Punished for Trying to Sabotage Police Shooting Investigation

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.04.2016 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

The best example of why local prosecutors cannot be trusted to investigate police shootings of civilians is the conduct of Rensselaer District Attorney Joel Abelove, who recklessly and unlawfully has tried to prevent a fair and thorough investigation into a fatal police shooting of an unarmed civilian.

Laquan McDonald Police Shooting Needs Special Prosecutor, Petition Says

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Citing a lack of confidence in Chicago's top prosecutor, a coalition of politicians, lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday formally call...

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The toy rifle that little Naquan had that night, which was perfectly legal and could be bought at any toy store in 1994, had bright orange coloring and was not shown by Hynes. Recently, in a case eerily similar to the Heyward shooting, a judge recommended that charges be brought against the Cleveland police officer that shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice.

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Appointed A Special Prosecutor For New York Killings Involving Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Wednesday appointing a special prosecutor to handle cases involving civilians who die at the ...

Why We Need Independent Prosecutors

William Lynch III | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

Clearly the South Carolina Supreme Court did the right thing by assigning a special prosecutor to the Walter Scott case. And if South Carolina can do it, then the rest of the nation can do the same.

The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The reason for Robert McCullough's foot drag on or outright refusal to prosecute Darren Wilson strikes to the heart of why he and other prosecutors either won't prosecute officers or invariably blow the case against them the rare times they do.

Cook County State's Attorneys' Office Disqualified (Again) From Burge Torture Cases

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Hopefully, Judge Biebel will swiftly appoint a special prosecutor not beholden to these extremely powerful Cook County politicians, who will agree that these long-suffering men are at long last entitled to a fair hearing.

Prosecuting or Persecuting Working Families Party?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York investigated allegations of election violations in the 2009 City Council elections and closed the case finding no evidence of wrongdoing. Now a new bloodhound has been hired to re-investigate.

Report Shows More Than One Side to Zimmerman Storyline

Jeff Norman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime
Jeff Norman

Those who demanded a criminal prosecution see themselves as righteous defenders of a victim, but they fail to realize Zimmerman is also a victim, because he's been denied the presumption of innocence to which he's entitled.

Damn Wrong: Bush Admission on Torture Should Draw Special Prosecutor

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

In his new book, George Bush admits to having approved waterboarding. This admission has created a difficult dilemma for the current administration. Torture is a federal crime punishable by up to twenty years in prison.

Sam Stein

Fleischer: Torture Investigation "Disgusting;" Nadler: It's Too Limited

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to launch a limited investigation of Bush-era interrogations of terror suspects has sparked intense criticism ...

Obama: Focus on the Future: Create Jobs Not Special Prosecutors

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Forget a special prosecutor to look into Bush interrogation practices. Don't look like a third world nation and attempt to prosecute the previous administration.

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

David Corn: Special Prosecutor's Job Is Not To Expose Wrongdoing

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The other day I ran into a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and this person noted that he fancied the idea of appointing a special p...

Sandra Day O'Connor Should Lead Torture Investigation

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If the evidence in this case eventually passes the O'Connor barrier, then the American people can be confident that this issue was not politicized but given the judicial scrutiny it deserves.

Change.Gov's First Big Failure

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is striking that Obama's aides, who helped win the election by harnessing new media, believed they could just spin away from their online interlocutors. The move backfired immediately.

Obama Prompted To Prosecute Bush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With few exceptions the transition period has been a model of presidential goodwill and cooperation. Apparently, the curious users who have been submi...

Could Gitmo Get Worse? The Policy Implications of Executive Accountability

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

If we can't attain a national consensus against surveillance trampling the rights of every American, what hope exists of a progressive consensus emerging on torture or detention?

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

Obama Camp Seeks Special Prosecutor For Acorn Inquiries

New York Times | Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seeking to portray law enforcement investigations into reports of fraudulent voter registrations in several states as an extension of the controversia...

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.