The suit also brings up two other questions: If the district attorney’s office dismissed the charges due to false statements, why haven’t the people who made those false statements been prosecuted for perjury? And why are these particular police officers still on the job?
Two days after the New York Times led its editions with a one-sided article about photos supposedly proving that Russian special forces were behind the popular uprisings in eastern Ukraine, the Times published what you might call a modified, limited retraction.
Buried deep inside the Wednesday editions (page 9 in my paper), the article by Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer – two of the three authors from the earlier story – has this curious beginning: “A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny.”
In the old days of journalism, we used to apply the scrutiny before we published a story on the front page….
Continue reading at: http://consortiumnews.com/2014/04/23/nyt-retracts-russian-photo-scoop/
Chief Says Department Unable to Recover Video of Third Fatal Albuquerque Police Shooting in Past Month
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden on Wednesday said the department was not able to recover lapel camera video from the officer involved in a fatal shooting near Zuni and Wyoming.
During a press conference, Eden said the department sent officer Jeremy Dear’s lapel camera to a manufacturer to determine if there was any video from the shooting. He said investigators were able to recover video from other officers’ cameras, but Eden did not know their proximity to the shooting.
Eden explained that the technology can sometimes fail, but said the department has not yet determined if the camera malfunctioned or wasn’t turned on.
Continue reading at: http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3409479.shtml
Now let’s be logical. When John Kerry denounces this document before the ink is dry, when President Obama and Susan Rice publicly endorse this forgery after it has been amply exposed in world media as disinformation, we must logically conclude that this propaganda morsel was a deliberate part of the US strategy… The purpose is clearly to drown out news of the pro-Nazi sympathies of the Svoboda party and the Right Sector that the US has chosen as anti-Russian allies. How can top US leaders be perfectly aware of what is written in Ukrainian on a piece of paper glued to a synagogue in Donetsk, and not know what was written in Haaretz and The New Republic? These endorsements are strong evidence of complicity in the forgery, since it is not credible that Kerry, Rice and Obama were too innocent to suspect a forgery.
Continue reading at: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/21/obama-endorses-a-forgery/
On April 12 CIA Director Brennan held talks with the coup government in Kiev, Ukraine.
On April 13 the coup government launched an “anti-terrorism” campaign against opposition forces in east Ukraine.
That did not go well.
On April 22 Vice President Biden held talks with the coup government in Kiev, Ukraine.
On April 23 the coup government relaunched an “anti-terrorism” campaign against opposition forces in east Ukraine.
A Tehachapi police officer is on administrative leave after shooting a dog Tuesday. …
23ABC spoke with the family of the Labrador, Terrier Mix, who said they’re confused on why the officer fired. …
"The guy didn’t try to run away or defend himself. He just pulled his gun out and boom, boom, boom. It happened that quick," said Scott Black.
Just before 2pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.
Continue reading at: http://rt.com/usa/154120-nypd-hashtag-twitter-police/
This is a dispute where the US government really has no role joining in the proceedings, but it has decided to assert itself, solely on the side of broadcasters and against the internet. Seems like an odd choice for an administration that has claimed to be so internet savvy.
Last summer, a small contingent of US Special Operations Forces set up a training camp outside of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, for an elite 100-man Libyan counter-terror force whose recruits were personally chosen by former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. While the Americans were holed up in their nighttime safe house, unidentified militia or “terrorist” forces twice raided the camp, guarded by the Libyan military, and looted large quantities of high-tech American equipment. Their haul included hundreds of weapons, Glock pistols and M4 rifles among them, as well as night-vision devices and specialized lasers that can only be seen with such equipment. As a result, the training effort was shut down and the abandoned camp was reportedly taken over by a militia.
MIT Police Officer's Statement Suggests FBI Was Watching Tsarnaevs the Night Sean Collier Was Killed
Is it possible that Sergeant Clarence Henniger of the MIT police department — the man who found Sean Collier after he had been shot — misremembered what happened that night? Yes. Is it possible that the FBI has been misleading the public about what it knew about the Tsarnaevs, and when? Absolutely.
Continue reading at: http://privacysos.org/node/1385