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CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama

CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama
An ex-CIA operative, Robert Seldon Lady, convicted of kidnapping an "alleged terror suspect" in Milan, Italy, has been arrested in Panama. Lady's detention says a lot about the world's view of the CIA's controversial extraordinary rendition program.
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Trayvon's Law: Protecting Black Americans

Trayvon's Law: Protecting Black Americans
Megan's Laws and the AMBER Alert system have helped save the lives of thousands of children across America, but are new laws needed to redefine self-defense? Require law enforcement officials to learn about the inaccurate snap judgments that disproportionately lead to the shooting and killing unarmed men of color? If Trayvon's case was about the law, what does the law say about us?
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Sabrina Joy Stevens
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Cop Indicted for Shooting an Unarmed, Mentally Ill Man

Cop Indicted for Shooting an Unarmed, Mentally Ill Man
Isaac Sage was confronted by police who were called to address a trespassing complaint at a gym in Winooski. He struggled with officers, apparently hit Cpl. Jason Nokes in the face, was Tased twice without effect, and shot in the leg by Nokes.
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Head Sick: California's Budget Revision Discriminates Against Mentally Ill

Head Sick: California's Budget Revision Discriminates Against Mentally Ill
In the midst of California's continued budget woes, once again it's the mentally ill and financially troubled citizens who are getting lost in the bureaucratic shuffle.
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House Panel to Vote Today on Rules Change Which Would Enable 'Vigorous Prosecution' of Military Sex Offenders

House Panel to Vote Today on Rules Change Which Would Enable 'Vigorous Prosecution' of Military Sex Offenders
"I think the leadership of the military is confused," said Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, who along with Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., wrote several of the provisions before the subcommittee. "They believe as long as they have programs where they say sexual assault is wrong that they've done enough. No. They have to support the victim, and they have to support vigorous prosecution."
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Richard Lardner
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Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Charged With Sexual Battery

Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Charged With Sexual Battery
An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a northern Virginia parking lot, authorities said Monday.
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Pardon Attorney Misrepresented Facts to White House in Clarence Aaron Case

Aaron was a 24-year-old college football star at Southern University when he was convicted in 1993 for his role in a drug conspiracy. Although Aaron was not the buyer, the user, the supplier, or the dealer, he was sentenced to a triple life sentence without parole, the stiffest sentence of anyone in the conspiracy.
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Morgan Stanley Banker Stabs Cab Driver, Gets Away Scot-free

What happens when you stab a cab driver after refusing to pay the fare and you happen to be a Morgan Stanley banker? Well, nothing.
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Tense Confrontation Arises in Milwaukee Police Brutality Protest

Sunday's weekly march against police brutality in Milwaukee (organized by Occupy the Hood Milwaukee) was aimed at calling attention to Milwaukee police actions that led to the deaths of two people. Protesters say the deaths are examples of a pattern of Milwaukee police misconduct and abuse of power.
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Obama Fills Three Federal Bench Vacancies

In Pennsylvania, Judicial and school board candidates can cross file and run for office in both major parties. Jeffrey Schmehl did this when he ran for Common Pleas Court and won on the Democratic side. Thus he was the Democratic candidate even though he was actually a Republican. Such are the quirks of politics in Pennsylvania. I'm curious, though, why a Democratic President nominated him to the federal bench.
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