The US has been torturing

Case closed — literally

Huffington Post
by Harry Shearer

02/17/10

Defenders of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ — they’re just techniques, after all — have continually insisted that the treatment does not cross the line into the forbidden land of torture. Crtics have relied on history — the US used to prosecute people for waterboarding. Now we have some hard evidence, in the form of rulings by US federal judges...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Law officers may be less patient, quicker to use force after combat deployment, study finds

Many law enforcement officers called up to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan are finding it difficult to readjust to their jobs once home, bringing back heightened survival instincts that may make them quicker to use force and showing less patience toward the people they serve.

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Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers

To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.

//www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/us/18wiki.html?ref=us



Documents Detail Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites

EFF has posted documents shedding light on how law enforcement agencies use social networking sites to gather information in investigations.

//www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/03/eff-posts-documents-detailing-law-enforcement


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