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Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants Prison Restrictions Lifted

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Wednesday to lift restrictions placed on him in ...

New Security Measures: Is the NFL the New TSA?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

According to the NFL, "Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size."

To Defend a Terrorist: Reflections on Reid, Tsarnaev and How I Got From There to Here

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

In my last life, I worked as a federal public defender in Boston and had the occasion to represent Richard Reid, the failed or would-be shoe-bomber.

Mitch McConnell Drafts Casey Anthony Into the War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

According to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Casey Anthony verdict is precisely why the U.S. should no longer be allowed to bring suspected terrorists to trial in its civilian federal courts: because juries cannot be trusted to convict in all cases.

There You Go Again: the Death Rites of Miranda

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

GOP candidates are manly men who fight for law and order. Only leftist weaklings bother with details like fair trials or worry about executing innocent prisoners.

Quarles Public Safety Exception--Constitutional and Proven Effective!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

It was gratifying to see several news accounts yesterday revealing that the FBI finally relied on the "public safety exception" to the Miranda rule to interview the so-called Times Square attempted bomber suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

The End of Political Correctness

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Over the last few decades, we have become curiously, annoyingly and extremely politically correct and certain words have become absolutely taboo. That...

Quarles Public Safety Exception to Miranda: The Ethical, Legal and Effective Answer to "Ticking Time Bombs"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

In 1984, the Supreme Court created an exception to the Miranda rule when the questioning was designed to protect public safety -- and it's largely been ignored by prosecutors and courts.

Exploring What It Means to be a Terrorist

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

If the country is facing a war on terror, then we need to understand that any violence against innocent civilians that is intended to make a political statement is terror, no matter where it comes from.

Lindsey Graham v. the U.S. Military

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The overwhelming majority of actual military leaders, with hundreds of years of military experience behind them, all disagree with Lindsey Graham over advocating military trials for all suspected terrorists.

So Who Is The GOP Presidential Frontrunner Anyway? Palin, Romney, Paul (!) ...

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Given how wacky the Republican presidential scene looks, it's amazing that Obama is in such trouble, right?

Memo to Dick Cheney: Ssshhhh, Use Your Indoor Voice

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Dick Cheney appeared before a fawning crowd at CPAC to promote his efforts to create an alternative universe in which truths about terrorism becomes lies and lies become truth.

Fighting the Ghost of Cheney Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do you fight a ghost? That is the dilemma we face as the bitter battle for rationalism and sanity rages on in the era of Cheney-Palin-Beck. The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Two very different but ultimately very aligned versions of GOP mendacity were on display this week. At one end stands Newt Gingrich. A former college history professor, Gingrich is articulate and knowledgeable. But that didn't stop him from misrepresenting shoe-bomber Richard Reid's citizenship in an effort to paint President Obama as a soft-on-terror "radical" -- or tie logic in knots trying to justify his "mistake" after the fact. At the other end of the spectrum is Sarah Palin -- so clueless she feels the need to make crib notes about boilerplate talking points. She too is willing to completely discard truth, evidence, logic, and the facts to score cheap political points. These two appear destined to compete for the 2012 Republican nomination. Or perhaps they can join forces and form a veracity-vanquishing dream ticket -- two peas in a prevaricators' pod.

Dana Perino, Fox News' Press Secretary in Exile

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Dana Perino's tenure as Fox News' press secretary in exile has been marked by one false or misleading claim after another.

Military Commissions Are a Terrorist's Best Bet

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security On February 2nd, a federal court of appeals decided that an Algerian man convicted of planning ...

Newt Gingrich WRONG: Says British Shoe Bomber 'Richard Reid Was An American Citizen' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism against the Obama...

Shoe Bomber Richard Reid Was Also Read Miranda Rights

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans may have a hard time keeping up their talking point about how reading Miranda rights to the Christmas Day bomber represented a dangerous n...

An Intelligent Way to Enhance National Security?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics ...

America's New Face of Terrorism

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Thanks to a 23-year-old black man who deceptively looks like an innocent boy, African-Americans, Arabs and the Muslim Diaspora all have something in common. They are more easily viewed as terrorists, and there's no escaping it.

The Unfriendly Skies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The only way to truly keep us truly safe while flying a commercial airliner would be to put us all through body scanners, then have us fly in our underwear.

Jason Linkins

Rudy Giuliani Spokesman Clarifies Statement, Gets It Wrong Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, earlier this morning, an eye-popping moment on Good Morning America occurred when Rudy Giuliani appeared to forget that the September 11th Attacks...

Republican Hypocrisy on Terrorism Reaches New Levels of Awful

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Preside over the biggest terrorist attack in American history and it's an epic win for President Bush. Preside over a failed attack and it's an epic fail for President Obama.

Terrorism State Lottery Winners: Not Welcome in the Secure Homeland

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

If you hold a passport from countries considered to be "state sponsors of terrorism" or "countries of interest," don't plan on making your connecting flight to your final destination inside the USA.