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Cruel and Usual Trump

| June 17, 2018

The Trump-Sessions zero-tolerance policy of separating children from their parents at the border has no precedent except in America’s slavery times.

Haspel, Spies and the Destruction of Evidence

| May 13, 2018

The CIA official who ordered the destruction of videotapes that had documented the treatment of terror suspects, says he told Gina Haspel what he intended to do.

Donald Trump’s New Deputy CIA Director: a Torturer Who Destroyed Evidence

| February 23, 2017

Gina Haspel was deeply involved in the illegal torture of a prisoner at a secret CIA site, and when questions arose about the brutality, demolished 92 tapes that had documented the abuse.

Gov. Scott Sticking By Lethal Injection Formula Despite Gruesome Execution in Oklahoma

| May 8, 2014

A new report issued by the Constitution Project on Wednesday recommends that states like Florida scrap the three-drug lethal injection cocktail that resulted in a botched execution in Oklahoma last week and switch to a single drug instead. But Gov. Rick Scott’s administration says it’s making no changes.

The Shame of Guantanamo, 11 Years On

| January 4, 2014

The irony should not be lost on us that our congressional district is represented by Ron DeSantis, the sort of fanatic who had no trouble advertising his brief service in Guantanamo’s kangaroo courts as a badge of honor while leaving silent his employment with a more legitimate Florida corporate law firm. With political charlatans like that in Congress, it’s no wonder Guantanamo endures.

Zero Dark Thirty’s Tortured, Losing Premise

| February 17, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty is a movie the CIA wants you to see. Torture is illegal under U.S. and international law and it is utterly immoral. It doesn’t “work,” but that’s beside the point to the movie-makers, argues Chris Toensing. The result is disturbing for all the wrong reasons.

School Board Votes 4-1 To Allow Tasers Back on Campuses, With Vague Conditions

| October 5, 2011

School Board member Andy Dance wants the superintendent to develop a school-centered policy with the sheriff on using Tasers, but the sheriff’s office is resistant to mixing school policies with its own.

Allegations of Brutality, Rape and Torture Over 2 Days Emerge from Bunnell Kidnapping

| August 2, 2011

The victim, a Palm Coast woman, told police she was held in a crack house on July 21 and 22 before escaping to a gas station on SR100. Examiners point to evidence of severe beatings, cigarette burns and numerous other injuries.

Doubts, Debates, Debacles and New Details: The Bin Laden Follies Weekend Round-Up

| May 7, 2011

In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, there’s no dearth of debates over torture’s merits, whether he’s really dead, what Pakistan knew and when it knew it, and the Obama administration’s ever-changing stories. A guide.

Live Wire Weekend, Oct. 8-10: Torture Made in China (and America), Bullies and Trump

| October 8, 2010

The Chinese Solzhenitsyn, Liu Xiaobo, wins the Nobel peace prize, class-size moves on, Ellen DeGeneres mourns bully victims, Orson Welles talks politics, Donald Trump talks presidential bid again, and much more.


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