The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on whistleblower retaliation complaints at the FBI. The results are pretty alarming.
From the executive summary:
Former FBI director Robert Mueller told an American Bar Association breakfast today that the government's dragnet collection of US phone records assisted in the Boston marathon bombing investigation. The Intercept reports:
According to patients and their advocates, police departments throughout the country routinely station officers outside of methadone clinics and harass patients going in and out, sometimes arresting them on dubious drug related charges often involving informants. John Knefel reports on the problem for Buzzfeed, and includes this disturbing detail:
Hear from legal experts on the peculiar circumstance of the death penalty prosecution in US v. Tsarnaev, which is taking place in Massachusetts, a state that does not permit state executions.
WHERE: Suffolk Law School
WHEN: March 10, 2015 | 5:30 PM
Some stories you shouldn't miss today:
An Assistant Attorney General told a DC audience yesterday that the DOJ would potentially prosecute people for 'speech crimes' if they propagandize on social media in support of ISIS. Shane Harris with the scoop:
Ed Snowden, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald are doing a Reddit AMA. Snowden just wrote this in response to a question about how to make spying a central campaign issue in the 2016 presidential bid.
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The police response to a well publicized Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in December should serve as a jarring wake up call to people who care about the First Amendment and political rights in the United States.