Showing posts with label torture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label torture. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Our Timid Military Leaders

Sending the weaker sex to battle.    This month, President Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ashton Carter, decreed that there will be 220,000 combat military jobs offered to women — including in Army special operations forces and the Navy SEALs. He said, "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat ... MORE

Shaun King: Police State Torture - Savannah-Style

The cover-up of a man tortured to death in state custody.   It is now abundantly clear that Matthew Ajibade was murdered by police in Savannah, Georgia. For over 10 months, police and prosecutors have concealed the video evidence of his murder not only from the public, but from Ajibade's closest friends and family members. His death in   ... MORE

Is Government Faithful To The Constitution?

by Andrew Napolitano.  When the government is waving at us with its right hand, so to speak, it is the government's left hand that we should be watching. Just as a magician draws your attention to what he wants you to see so you will not observe how his trick is performed, last week presented a textbook example of public disputes masking      ... MORE

Islamic State Promises Crucifixion, Lashing for Unbelievers

by Adam Kredo.    But so far, no threats of waterboarding. The Islamic State (IS) has published it own penal code, which harshly penalizes actions such as sodomy and blasphemy with punishments including execution, crucifixion, lashing, and the severing of limbs, among other penalties. IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) issued the detailed    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

The question is "compared to what."  Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious — has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate      ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: The FBI - America's Secret Police

Secret police.   Secret courts.   Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes. These are the hallmarks of every authoritarian regime from the Roman Empire to modern-day America, yet it’s the secret police—tasked with silencing     ... MORE

Why Trust A Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, And Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?

by John W. Whitehead.      For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and whose domestic policies are dictated more by paranoia than need? Unfortunately, “we the people” have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily       ... MORE

Mike Riggs: Three Drug War Programs Your Taxes Pay For

Torture, murder and terror. When's the last time you heard someone argue that we need to raise taxes to fund torture? Or to pay for violent paramilitary raids on peaceful U.S. citizens? Or to incentivize extrajudicial killings carried out by our own government, yes, but also by a neighboring country? Probably never. As every good citizen knows, taxes are   ... MORE

Matt Welch: When The Madness Began To Lift

The fruits of Rand Paul's historic filibuster.   The 2004 Republican National Convention, held in New York City as close as possible to the three-year anniversary of the day the World Trade Center was pulverized by terrorists, was a three-day festival of chest-thumping snarls directed at anyone who’d dare mention the concepts of civil liberties or   ... MORE

NY Times Op-Ed: An Ugly Truth In The War On Drugs

Time to advance, not degrade, human rights.        This week, representatives from many nations will gather at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to determine the appropriate course of the international response to illicit drugs. Delegates will debate multiple resolutions while ignoring a truth that goes to ... MORE